Sunday, June 24, 2018

Amazon gift card and women's fiction author Heidi Chiavaroli

Want a bit of history in your next book?

Heidi Chiavaroli began writing a decade ago after Jesus had grabbed hold of her heart. She used her two boys’ nap times to pursue what she thought at the time was a foolish dream. Despite a long road to publication, she hasn’t stopped writing since.

Heidi loves exploring places that whisper of historical secrets, especially with her family. She loves running, hiking, baking, and makes her home in Massachusetts (just like me!).


Heidi won the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest in the historical category. Both her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, and her sophomore novel, The Hidden Side, are 4½-star Romantic Times Top Picks.

The Hidden Side is a beautiful tale that captures the timeless struggles of the human heart, exploring both contemporary and historical relationships.

New York — 2016

Every day Natalie Abbott offers sage advice to hurting listeners on her popular radio program. But away from the comfort of the studio, she struggles to connect with her family; with an out-of-control daughter and an uncommunicative and isolated son, Natalie takes solace in the daily woes of others, turning a blind eye to the pressing issues mounting at her doorstep. Her carefully constructed world implodes when a member of the family commits an unspeakable act. Known as the woman with all the answers, for the first time Natalie questions her way forward.

New York — 1776

Mercy Howard watches in abject horror as the man she loves, her fiancé Nathan Hale, is arrested and hanged as a spy. When asked to join the revolutionary spy ring in Manhattan, Mercy sees an opportunity to avenge Nathan’s death. But keeping her true loyalties hidden grows increasingly challenging as the charming Major John Andre of the King’s Army becomes more to her than a target for intelligence.

Mercy’s journals offer comfort to Natalie from across the centuries as both women struggle with their own secrets and well-kept shame—and wonder how deep God’s mercy truly extends.


And now, the moment you've probably been expecting...

Who wants to win something?!

Heidi Chiavaroli is giving away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card AND a paperback of The Hidden Side.


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Win a Barnes & Noble gift card from author Ashlyn Chase!

Can a witch with superpowers and PMS complete a frustrating mission and harm none?

Ashlyn Chase was a registered nurse for 20 years and wrote articles for professional journals and a thesis, and eventually discovered the joy and freedom of writing fiction.

Ashlyn studies people. She doesn't have to write out exhaustive character sketches to understand her characters or predict how they'll behave. Sometimes they take her on grand unexpected journeys.


Ashlyn has learned to go with the flow. To enjoy the journey is not only one of her writing goals, but also a life challenge. I should take a page out of her book so to speak and learn to go with the flow. Too often I get hung up on things.

Ashlyn tries to follow where the story takes her. Her identified theme involves characters who reinvent themselves. And why not? She has reinvented herself numerous times - from artist, to nurse, to hypnotherapist, and to author.

At last, she's all settled down and comfy in New England, just like I have.


Imagine seven butt-kicking, crime-fighting witches with superpowers—and PMS!

Joell of the League of Amazing Witches, gets a desperate call for the League’s help. She reminds their contact that the women are unable to work right now since they have to lock up their weapons when it’s—ahem—that time of the month. Unfortunately, the victims are male models kidnapped from a romance convention! Since all the members of the League write sizzling romance novels in their spare time and can’t resist a pretty face on a hunky body, she agrees.

But who’s the hero in all of this? The models’ agent, willing to pay big bucks to get them back? The undercover cop, hired to work with them since he can pass for a model and be trusted with weapons? Or will it be someone else? Someone with superpowers of his own?

Still curious about the author? Time for an interview with Ashlyn...

What inspires you to write?
It has to be the creative urge itself. Most creative people feel this internal need to express themselves. If they bottle that up, it comes out eventually, and sometimes explosively! I've been in a job where creativity was a 'no-no.' As a nurse, your job is to carry out the doctor's orders to the letter. I used to paint--and then I married a neat nick. I still needed to express myself, so I began taking a screenwriting course. Telling fictional stories was a fantastic--and clean--way to create. Breaking into Hollywood from New Hampshire seemed impossible, so I turned a couple of my screenplays into novels and looked toward NY. Joining RWA was the best thing I did as far as improving my skills and learning the trade.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
It takes 6 months to craft, self-edit, submit, and reedit an 80K+ book. I'm sure others can work faster, but I have physical limitations re: how long I can sit at a computer. I've begun dictating my books now. It helps because I can lie down and take the pressure off my neck and shoulders. I've had a spinal fusion due to some degenerative joint disease in my neck. I do hear from fans that they wish I'd write faster. I'm doing what I can...

What are you working on right now?
I'm finishing up the last of the Phoenix Brothers series for Sourcebooks. Then I'll turn my attention to a whole new genre and pen name. As Liz Lorow, I'll be trying my hand at writing Young Adult fantasy.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Best writing tip I can offer...write a book. Then write another as you submit the first to a professional editor (not a beta reader or your English teacher-mom.) Learn from each experience and keep writing! As with anything, you get better as you practice.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
I love Outlander by Diana Gabeldon, and I think every writer can learn something valuable from reading it--Book 1 or the entire series. Those who write romance and those who don't can both see how multi-layered stories are just richer and better for a good balance.

So who wants the chance to win a prize?

In celebration of her new release, Wonder B*tch, Ashlyn Chase is going to give away a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card to TWO (2) lucky Giveaway Guy readers!


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The 4th of July is coming - win a Coleman soft cooler!

The 4th of July is right around the corner! If you're traveling like I am, how are you keeping your food and drinks cold?

I'm hitting the road this weekend. I usually bring a soft cooler packed with sandwiches and stuff when traveling or hitting the golf course. At just under $20, the Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner is the best-selling cooler in this category on Amazon:

Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Camping & Hiking > Camp Kitchen > Coolers

So in the spirit of the 4th, I'm going to give away a Coleman Soft Cooler to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. You can choose either blue or red.


Here's what you need to know about the soft cooler:
  • Removable hard plastic liner for packing flexibility
  • Use ice packs to keep cold
  • Shoulder strap for carrying
  • Front zippered pocket and inside top mesh pockets
  • Two side mesh pockets

I also have a bunch of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already!

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Win a $100 Amazon gift card with fitness enthusiast Diana Anderson-Tyler

It's time to become stronger with your partner in body, soul, and spirit.

Fitness, faith, and entertainment writer, Diana Anderson-Tyler is an author of four non-fiction books for Christian women. She's combined her passion for helping others with the power of the written word, and prays hearts are touched, imaginations kindled, dreams awakened, and lives inspired by the stories she tells.

Diana's writing has made the beautiful transition from hobby to profession, from curiosity to obsession, from amusement to craft, from passion to purpose.


Ecclesiastes 4:12 says that a cord of three braids is not easily broken. When you and your spouse have God at the center of your relationship, you become one such cord – sturdy, strong, and steadfast.

In her sequel to Perfect Fit, Diana Anderson-Tyler draws from Scripture and personal experiences from her own marriage in Perfect Fit: Couples Edition to inspire, encourage, and challenge couples to become stronger together in body, soul, and spirit.

This book is a month-long journey of faith and fitness for you and your spouse. Combining 31 devotionals with 24 partner workouts, Perfect Fit: Couples Edition is the perfect opportunity for you and your spouse to recharge, reset, and refocus on what’s most important in your marriage.

Each day, you will explore biblical truths concerning spiritual warfare, forgiveness and grace, the power in praying as a couple, the importance of healthy eating, and honoring your body as a temple of the Holy Spirit.

You will learn how to practically apply each of these truths – and more – to your daily walk with your spouse and be challenged to communicate openly with one another, shedding healing light on areas of darkness the enemy wants to keep buried. In addition to 31 devotionals, Perfect Fit: Couples Edition contains easy-to-follow exercise photos and 24 fun and efficient workouts you can do at home with your spouse, with very little equipment.

In just 30 minutes or less each day, you will be blessed by high-intensity workouts specially designed to invigorate, strengthen, and energize. If your marriage is in superlative shape, this book will provide the motivation you need to stay strong and shine bright in a world striving to tear it apart.

If, on the other hand, your marriage is languishing beneath the weight of doubts, fears, and dwindling faith, you will be reminded of God’s infinite, limitless power and His matchless love for the marriage covenant. With Him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).


Need some advice and motivation from the author? Time for an interview with Diana to get your butt in gear...

How often should I be working out?
This really depends on the individual. For example, if someone's just starting out in their fitness journey, I recommend 2-3 times per week so they're not overwhelmed...or overly sore! After a couple months, they can add a day or two. Ultimately, I recommend that people try to work out five days a week, even six if they're crazy like me and genuinely love it!

What should I do if I only have 30 minutes to work out?
If you're short on time, I recommend doing a high-intensity form of exercise, such as interval or circuit training as these ensure you're getting a lot in in not a lot of time. There are literally dozens of ways to train at a high intensity, and with the power of the Internet, it's easy to access excellent workouts along with instructional photos and videos.

Here's just one example of a 15-minute workout you can do in your living room:

Set a timer for 15 minutes and perform as many rounds of the following as possible:

10 push-ups
15 air squats
20 alternating lunges
25 jumping jacks


Should I train before or after work?
The best time to train is when it works best for you! If you find that you're low on energy at the end of the workday, try working out first thing in the morning. Conversely, if you're not a morning person, head straight to the gym after work, or during your lunch break. Just don't go home first if you can help it; it's hard to head back out once you're on the couch!

What's the best way to get abs?
The best way to get abs is to (and I know this isn't fun to hear) eat well! Processed foods, fast food, and excess sugar are the enemies of abs (and health in general), so try to limit them to once or twice a week. Stick to whole, natural foods as much as possible. And to build the abs muscles themselves, make sure you're weight training at least two times a week. It's not necessary to isolate the abs with crunches and sit-ups; they get plenty of engagement through compound movements such as squats, push-ups, pull-ups, dead lifts, presses, etc.

What should I eat before and after a workout?
What you eat depends on when you work out. For instance, if you work out first thing in the morning, you don't want to have a full breakfast, or else you'll feel woozy and bloated. Some people who train first thing prefer doing so on an empty stomach, while others need a little bit of fuel so they don't feel lightheaded or dizzy. Find what works for you by experimenting with different foods and quantities.

As for what to eat after a workout, make sure you're getting enough protein, 20-35 grams for women, and 35-50 grams for men (these are general guidelines, of course). Carbs are also important after a workout because they help restore your body's glycogen stores. Consuming 0.5-0.7 grams of carbs per pound of body weight within 30 minutes after training results in proper glucose resynthesis. It might be a good idea to limit the amount of fat you eat post-workout, but having some won't affect your recovery.



So who wants to win something?!

Diana Anderson-Tyler and I have partnered up to give away a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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$40 Amazon gift card and zombie author Baileigh Higgins

If you like zombies in your books then today's your lucky day! Two zombie author features in one day.

Baileigh Higgins loves nothing more than lazing on the couch with pizza and a bad horror movie. Her unhealthy obsession with the end of the world has led to numerous books on the subject and a secret bunker only she knows the location of.

Baileigh is the author of numerous apocalyptic and dystopian tales of survival including her best selling series, Dangerous Days and The Tides of Blood.


For fans of The Walking Dead (one of my all-time favorite shows), Dawn of the Dead, and all things zombie comes your next obsession, a thrilling series that you won't want to end!

Last Another Day is book #1 in the Dangerous Days Series and packs a serious apocalyptic punch.

Humanity falls...

Trapped in the shower by her undead husband, Morgan prays for rescue but quickly realizes she's on her own. She escapes, only to find that the horror has spread and now threatens everything she holds dear. With each passing moment, death becomes more certain.

Logan returns to his childhood home and teams up with Max, an army deserter racing against the clock to save his family. When the infection outruns them, they face the real possibility that everyone they know is already dead. Or worse, undead.

All it takes is one mistake...

As the sun sets against the backdrop of the African veldt and living nightmares walk the streets in the shape of their loved one's bodies, humanity's last hope rests in the hands of ordinary men and women called to do extraordinary things.


So who wants to win something?!

Baileigh Higgins and I have partnered up to give away a $40 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Amazon gift card and zombie author E.B. Black [giveaway]

Like zombies? Like a bit of romance in your books? Then read on...

E.B. Black’s life changed the moment she learned how to read. She had an active imagination and books allowed her to visit new worlds and meet new people that she’d otherwise never know.

As a teenager, she often neglected schoolwork (didn't we all?) and sleeping in order to get in more reading time. I can relate to that - sometimes I find myself staying up late because I want to finish an interesting article or chapter.


Now E.B. writes fantasy, science fiction, and romance books. She hopes to captivate her audience in the same way she’s been captivated all her life by books.

Check out Zombie Apocalypse: A Collection of Monumental Romance Catastrophes:

The world we once knew, is no more.

An outbreak of unknown origin has spread across the globe, obliterating the food chain. From small animals to the human race, no creature is safe.

Run, do not walk.

Do not look back.

Not for your loved ones. Not for anyone.

Save yourself.

The zombie apocalypse is upon us.


So who wants to win something?!

E.B. Black and I have partnered up to give away a $30 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Amazon gift card and romance author Nicole R. Locker

If you like cowboys, romance, or that hometown feeling, this author is for you.

Nicole R. Locker is a resident of Lubbock, Texas. She has a Master of Science in Psychology and a love for pit bulls, Pilates, and romance novels.

You'll find some of the most creative minds in Lubbock as the arts and individualism are strong and valued there.


Nicole writes slow-burn romance about strong, intelligent women and the Alpha Heroes brave enough to chase them.

Fans of enemies to lovers, older woman/younger man, best friend’s brother, return to hometown, second chance, cowboy romance will enjoy Big Man Blue.

Blue Brigham was barely a man when he first got his chance with the girl he’d loved all his life. He made her laugh, and he made her love, but he couldn’t make her stay.

Legal wasn’t enough for their older woman-younger man relationship, not in a town like theirs, so before he knew it, she’d left town to marry another man her own age and took his heart with her.

Ten years later, Harper Haley is back and looking better than ever, but even a rocking body and a smile as sweet as he remembered isn’t enough to melt his defenses. She won’t have the chance to break his heart a second time.

Trouble is, she’s staying here in his house since he moved his sister in after her recent divorce, and Harper’s not going easy on him. Not even a little bit.


And now, the moment you've been waiting for...

Who wants to win something?!

Nicole R. Locker and I have partnered up to give away a few items - two lucky Giveaway Guy readers will win a paperback of Big Man Blue and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Amazon gift card and multicultural author K.S. Ruff

K.S. wasn’t planning to write romance novels.

Ask anyone who knows K.S. Ruff and they’ll tell you she was dead set on being a lawyer when she was in high school. In fact, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies and started out writing Supreme Court briefs.


Later in life, K.S. joined not one but two book clubs, which she fondly refers to as her “good girl book club” and “bad girl book club.” She was reading two novels a week - mystery, young adult, historical fiction, romance, and paranormal romance.

Then one night, in the middle of a romance novel, K.S. just up and decided to write. She's several novels in and loving it! She's always been a writer, although her writing has certainly run the gamut from Supreme Court briefs, government reports, legislation, journal articles, a children’s book, and now romance novels.

K.S is hoping to linger here – in romance – for a while and looks forward to sharing her next few books with you.

The Broken Road is the debut novel from K.S. Ruff and the first book in the Broken Series.

“I’m not kissing you to get it over with. When I kiss you for the first time, you’re going to want that kiss more than your next breath.”

Montana girl Kristine Stone was strong enough to break out of an abusive marriage, but is she strong enough for the road that lies ahead? For the first time in her life, Kristine finds she has some control over her life. Haunted by her ex-husband and a newly acquired stalker, she leaves Montana to work in the U.S. Senate. Kristine issues a moratorium on dating.

This hardly deters Kadyn Rand, the Air Force Captain who threatens to tear down every wall she’s ever built. Still, someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored, and Kristine finds herself in yet another fight for her life.

Tall, dark, and determined are the words that best describe Kadyn Rand. He is too stoic to be swept away by much of anything, but a vulnerable woman from Montana manages to do just that when she finds herself alone and in danger in DC. Kadyn is intelligent, resourceful, and a fiercely devoted friend. His sense of humor runs on the sarcastic side. He’s also the kind of guy who likes to keep people guessing about what’s going on inside his head, which is why he makes a conscious effort not to smile.

That is until he meets Kristine Stone. Her missteps regularly get a smile out of him. Her moratorium on dating intrigues him, while her vulnerability calls to his protective side. Kadyn tries to earn Kristine’s love and her trust but soon learns it will take much more than that to save her from her past.


Still curious about the author? Time for an interview with K.S...

What inspires you to write?
At first, it was the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction moments I’ve experienced in my life. For example… having some mysterious man from another country propose on the third date, who then devolves into a stalker, tracking me across the country, through several career moves, for three years. Despite a restraining order. Or… being forced to do shots with the Russian Mafia while attending a government function in Crimea. Apparently, you don’t decline a drink from the Russian Mafia. Ever. If you do, they’ll drag you over to their table and ensure you drink a vodka shot… or two… or three… or six.

But then? I discovered some common threads. I’m inspired by tragic, heart-wrenching, and sometimes terrifying events. Whether it is the wounded warrior struggling with PTSD, the woman who escapes an abusive marriage, the orphans victimized by an international pedophile ring in Portugal, or the couple caught in a shoot-out between the drug cartels in Mexico, I weave these real world experiences into my romantic suspense novels because I’ve discovered there are some incredibly resilient people who have survived these experiences… people who take these experiences and transform them into something good. These people inspire my sometimes broken but always heroic characters who seek to right the wrongs in this world.


How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
A book can take me anywhere from six months to a year to write, depending on the novel and the number of university courses I’m teaching at the time. Like most authors, I’m juggling two careers and a family. Hence, my addiction to coffee, and chocolate, and nocturnal writing.

What are you working on right now?
I’m working on a tween fantasy novel steeped in Celtic Mythology entitled Saving Tír na nÓg, which will be released in early July. The story involves three young girls who represent faith, hope, and love. They serve as the counterbalance for Dain, Dother, and Dub, the black-winged Sidhe who incite violence, evil, and darkness in the human realm. I’ll admit, I was a little intimidated when I first began, but I’ve discovered I thoroughly enjoy world building, magick, dragons, druids, and kelpies. Still, I’m not walking away from romance. I plan to write another romantic suspense novel, a spin-off story for The Broken series, over the summer. This story will be based in part on the 2016 military coup in Turkey.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Walk away. Seriously, walk away. If you’ve been staring at that page for three hours, rewriting that same sentence over and over again, please just walk away. Give your brain a break. Go do something with your kids. Snuggle with your dog. Read a book. Go for a walk. Then, come back with fresh eyes and a fresh mind. That’s easier said than done, I know. But, trust me, that scene will work itself out. Often, the solution will present itself while you are away from your computer, when you are no longer growling at the screen. If it doesn’t, then find some place quiet and let the scene play like a movie inside your mind. Ask yourself, “How are these characters feeling right now, in this moment?” Step back and weigh those emotions. Is your protagonist bored? Giddy? Anxious? Worried? Afraid? Does her face, her hands, her voice, her feet convey that? How should your supporting characters react? How would they be feeling in that situation? Protective? Frustrated? Angry? Amused? Do their actions reflect that? How do you want your reader to feel in that moment? Focus on the emotions, and those actions, your narrative, and the dialogue will sort themselves out.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
That’s easy. Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It’s one of my favorite books. It’s the only novel I’ve read five times. The story was so engaging I mourned the loss of those characters when the All Souls trilogy ended. I’m anxiously awaiting two spin-off books in the series; Time’s Convert and The Serpent’s Mirror. Last I heard, both were scheduled to be released in September. I will NOT be writing that month. I may flee the country just so I can hole up somewhere and thoroughly immerse myself in those stories.

So who wants to win something?!

K.S. Ruff and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback of The Broken Road and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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FLASK glass iced tea jug for Iced Tea Month [giveaway]

June is National Iced Tea Month. Drink up!

Last year Saravena and I gave away a very similar iced tea maker, and it's time for another one.

Saravena is a small, family owned tea company that focuses on offering premium Teas and beneficial Tisanes. They also offer tea ware that is functional and contemporary, like the flash chill iced tea maker below.


Brew your iced tea cold with the sleek FLASK iced tea jug. It's made from thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass (no idea what borosilicate is) with an easy grip handle. It's also got a filter cap that prevents tea leaves from spilling out when you pour yourself a glass of refreshing iced tea.

Furthermore, Saravena also offers many, many bagged and loose leaf teas and I've previously had the pleasure of trying the jasmine tea and English breakfast tea. Delicious.

Did you know that tea is the world's most consumed beverage? Have some in the morning or afternoon to stay energized, or pair with dessert for an evening treat.

The tea comes in a really nice canister, which could be great as a gift. You can also reuse the canisters for storing stuff, or maybe treats for your pets, when the tea is gone...

english breakfast tea and jasmine tea


If you like tea and other healthy beverages, there's a lot of cool stuff in the Saravena shop to check out. Treat yourself for National Iced Tea Month!

So who wants to win something?!

The folks at Saravena have been gracious enough to offer up a FLASK glass iced tea jug and country peach iced tea to go with it. I'm getting thirsty just thinking about it...

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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The 4th of July is right around the corner!

I feel like snow was on the ground not long ago, and now the 4th of July is right around the corner.

One of my favorite quotes about the holiday is from Jim Gaffigan, my favorite comedian, when he said, "I normally don't have a burger, a brat, and a steak, but it is the 4th of July."

Watch this video to see what Jim has to say about the 4th of July:


Apple has a big following and I've got a pair of EarPods I'm going to give away to a lucky reader. These buds are a #1 best seller on Amazon.


What music have you been listening to lately? Here are some of the Apple buds' features:
  • Deeper, richer bass tones
  • Greater protection from sweat and water
  • Control music and video playback
  • Answer and end calls
  • Apple Standard Packaging

I also have a bunch of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already! They're also listed on the right side of my blog.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

$40 Amazon gift card and romance author Heidi Hutchinson

This next author eats more pizza than God intended and listens to music the same way she lives: loudly.

During her high school years, Heidi Hutchinson took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-deprecating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist.


After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, Heidi sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her.

In Between the Earth and Sky is an unconventional, slow-burn romance. What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? Buckle up and brace for impact.

Remington Rohan was not a rule follower.

Former model (though not one of the “super” kind), successful influencer and life coach. Currently paid to tell people how to achieve the best from their lives and careers. In other words, a complete contradiction to how he preferred to live—namely, on his own terms and without input from others.

Everything about his life was going according to plan. Until he started spending way too much time with a woman who defied his prejudices and challenged his beliefs.

Lydia Larkin was not a genius.

Gifted, clever, and stubborn. Raised on star maps and Hendrix, she was born an explorer. Temporarily tied down to a private sector science job, she knew she was biding her time before she was off to discover and build something new.

Not one to let society tell her who she was, she wasn’t about to let a professional influencer tell her she had to change to be happy.


And now, the moment you've probably been expecting...

Who wants to win something?!

Heidi Hutchinson and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback of In Between the Earth and Sky and another reader will win a $40 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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$40 Amazon gift card and romance author Emma Scott

This next author will fill you with life, love, and glory.

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins.

If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, Emma is confident you will enjoy her novels.


Robin Hill, author of Waiting for the Sun, calls Emma Scott's Full Tilt a gorgeous slow-building love story that leaves a big finish. It's a story that will make you think.

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge--impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch...

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.


So who wants to win something?!

Emma Scott and I have partnered up to give away a couple items. One lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a $40 Amazon gift card and another winner will get a paperback of Full Tilt.



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$40 Amazon gift card and bestselling author Aleatha Romig

Get ready to laugh, swoon, and fall in love.

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of more than 30 years, they've raised three children.

Before Aleatha became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns or her new lighter side, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!


Get ready to laugh, swoon, and fall in love with Another One - a new, fun, and sexy stand-alone novel from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. Demonstrating her versatility in writing, Aleatha revisits her lighter side.

A complete stand-alone, Another One is the next big summer hit.

Trevor Willis is sexy, sweet, and oh so fun. He’s also my best friend’s brother-in-law. That should mean he’s off-limits, or that I should be off-limits to him.

Someone probably should have told us that before my best friend married his brother, before the morning of the wedding when we woke in each other’s arms with gaping holes in my memory.

They didn’t.

We did.

The hilarious truth behind our crazy, secret adventure secured this handsome, off-limits man in my heart. But alas, life goes on. After our one secret night, we went back to our lives—our hardworking, solitary lives.

And then it happened.

My phone began to buzz. Each night with thousands of miles between us, we laughed, talked, and shared. And then, the phone stopped ringing.

Before it did, I knew one thing...

Our secret one had bloomed and blossomed, and now that our circumstances have changed I want another one!


And now, the moment you've been waiting for...

Who wants to win something?!

Aleatha Romig and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback of Another One and another reader will win a $40 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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$40 Amazon gift card and romance author Golden Angel

This next author believes the world is a better place when there's a little magic in it.

Golden Angel is a bibliophile with a kinky bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she doesn't get the stories out through her books, she's sure she'd go crazy.


Angel is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes/heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

She loves to write series because it means she can get to know the side characters in her books better by giving them their own story to tell.


Night of the Wild Stags is a steamy standalone shifter Reverse Harem Romance, HEA guaranteed, set in Golden Angel's Big Bad Bunnies world.

Kiara Arrio is on the run and dying when four tall, dark, and gorgeous strangers find her in a crumpled heap along the road to the hospital she was desperately trying to reach.

The small herd of stag shifters are immediately drawn to the injured woman, taking over her care as she recovers from her illness. They're entranced by Kiara's strength, her sass, and her sweetness, and do their best to woo her, hoping to claim her for their own.

There's just one problem: Kiara already has a mate. And she certainly didn't run away from one only to find herself with four more.


So who wants to win something?!

Golden Angel and I have partnered up to give away a couple things. One lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a $40 Amazon gift card, and another ready will win a paperback of Night of the Wild Stags.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Amazon gift card and the return of Celtic romance author Mia Pride

Remember this author from two months ago? She's back!

Mia Pride is a full-time wife and mother of two rowdy boys, residing in the San Francisco bay area. As a child, she wrote stories about fantastic places or magical things, always preferring to live in a world where the line between reality and fantasy didn’t exist.

In high school, Mia entered writing contests and had some stories published in small newspapers or school magazines. As life continued, so did her love of writing. One day, she decided to end her cake decorating business, pull out her laptop, and fulfill her dream of writing and publishing novels.


And she did.

Forbidden Fate is the first book in the Celtic romance Sisters of Danu series.

When Gwynneth awakens from a horrible accident, she has no memory of her past and must rely on the help of one man, the man who found her half dead on the shore beneath the Cliffs of Moher. Though her mind cannot remember him, her heart cannot deny him.

Liam Mac Cuill has loved Gwynneth his entire life and was heartbroken when she was forced to marry a dangerous man. Finding Gwynneth below the cliffs without her memory was the last thing Liam ever expected. But when he discovers why she was there, he becomes set on revenge. Now he must protect Gwynneth from the horrors of her past, but doing so requires him to shelter her from the truth, keeping dark secrets that threaten his ultimate goal: to make Gwynneth his.

But, the more Gwynneth discovers of her past, the more tumultuous her life becomes. Her fall from the cliff was no accident, Liam is not who he claims to be, and an ancient family legend turns Gwynneth’s world upside down. Every event in her life has been prophesied by the legend, sealing her fate. Torn between her own desires and a predetermined fate, she must make a choice.

Between her violent past and her unknown future, in a world full of secrets, prophecies, and lies, can Gwynneth fulfill the fate thrust upon her by the gods and also gain her heart’s true desire? Or will she defy the gods for a chance to claim her own fate…her Forbidden Fate?


Still curious about the author? Here are a few interview questions with Mia from last time...

What inspires you to write?
Honestly, people and interactions. I love to just watch people and wonder what they are thinking or what is going on in their life. Some of my best inspirations come from those musings. I can take a photo or a moment in someone’s life and map out an entire story, filling it with drama and of course, lots of laughter and love. As a romance writer, everyone gets their happily ever after, even if they do not in real life. After all, is that not why we read? To escape and seek out an alternate reality where things feel different and special. That’s where my ideas come from. The motto on my blog and website is: Every human interaction is a story waiting to be written. I truly feel that to be the case.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Dedicate a certain time every day to just writing. I like to stick to a routine. Make realistic goals and do your best to achieve them. Stay on task and block out distractions. Even if you are stuck… keep writing. Sometimes the story will take an unexpected turn or a character will do something you did not want him to do, but that is the fun of it! That is when you know you are truly allowing the story to guide you, not vice versa. Sometimes I am in awe of the wonderful outcome of a story and how it had not even crossed my mind until the idea flew from my fingers… I am guided by the moment and the character’s personality.

My days vary and though I am mostly a full-time writer, I still have young children and side jobs. But most days, I take the kids to school, exercise for 30 minutes, make my protein shake, then I sit down and write until I hit my word goal, and if the ideas keep coming, I keep going. Some days I get stuck and when I do, I walk away for a few minutes and think about where I want it to go, or what I would do if I was that character int hat position, work on other projects, or seek out my readers on social media and ask them for input. I find my readers to be a huge inspiration. They are the perfect people to talk to when you are in a funk and are experts and talking you out of it! I LOVE MY READERS! There are no bad days when I have them to chat with!


What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
Katherine by Anya Seton. It's about the love affair between John of Gaunt and his mistress Katherine Swynford. Their story is compelling and honestly so important to the lines of royalty all over Europe, as well as the begins of the Wars of the Roses. I have read this book many times and never stop feeling profoundly affected by it! I have let my friends borrow it and recommended it for years.

So who wants to win something?!

Mia Pride and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback of Forbidden Fate and another reader will win a $30 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. Two winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winners will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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