Sunday, December 06, 2009

SFR Holiday Blitz--Win Free Books!!!

12/11: The contest has ended and comments are now closed! Check back on Saturday, 12/12 to find out who won Ann's book! (In the meantime, feel free to read more posts here, check out my site, or visit other SFR-philic blogs ;)

Welcome to the SFR Holiday Blitz!

The holiday season upon us, and that means 2010 is simmering just below the horizon. Start your New Year off right with a chance to score a FREE read in one of the hottest up and coming genres around--Science Fiction Romance!

Twelve bloggers have teamed up with 17 authors for your chance to win over 30 SFR books. Whether you're new to the genre, or a fan looking to add to her collection, this event is for you.

There are no quizzes to answer, no hoops to jump. Gotta love that.

For your chance to win On Wings, Rising by Ann Somerville, all you have to do is leave a comment for this post. Print book prizes are limited to U.S. residents. The deadline to enter is midnight E.S.T. on Friday, December 11, 2009. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 12, 2009.

Here's the blurb for On Wings, Rising from the My Bookstore and More site:

Dinun can’t fly—but he could be the answer to an Angel’s prayer.

Barely tolerated by his own kind, Dinun is a self-reliant soul who scratches out a living from the great, empty lands of Quarn. Always looking for unexpected treasure, he never dreams of finding an injured Angel.

Moon belongs to a race of telepathic winged humanoids. Exquisitely beautiful, sexually playful, Angels have always fascinated humans. Dinun’s feelings for Moon take flight as they become lovers, but a planetary invasion could destroy their future together.

Centuries ago, humans on Quarn saved their race from destruction by joining their DNA with that of the Angels. Now full-blood humans are stealing Angel children—including Moon’s son—for barbaric experiments. The full-bloods are prepared to slaughter anyone who gets in their way.

Thrust into a desperate race against time to save the infants, Dinun and Moon must battle against a people with weapons far beyond anything the Angels—or their human friends—can hope to defeat. Dinun brings to the fight his bravery and a determination to be true to himself. Will that be enough to save the children, and win the Angel he’s come to love?

Planetary invasion? Threat to lovers? Endangered races? Exciting stuff!

But don't stop here! Increase your chances of winning even more books! Just click on one of the links to the participating bloggers below. Make sure to leave a comment on the post titled "SFR Holiday Blitz." From there, you can jump to the next blog. Then the next, then the next. There's a wide variety of books to win and a bunch of fun blogs to visit. Check them out:


Alien Romances

Dirty Sexy Books

Ella Drake

Enduring Romance

Flying Whale Productions

Lisa Paitz Spindler

Love Romance Passion

SciFiGuy

Spacefreighters Lounge

Take It To The Stars

The Galaxy Express


And the participating authors? The best of today's SFR:

Ann Aguirre

Katherine Allred

Margaret L. Carter

Rowena Cherry

Ella Drake

Jess Granger

Susan Grant

Nathalie Gray

Leanna Renee Hieber

Claire Delacroix

Barbara Elsborg

Susan Kearney

Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Karin Shah

Linnea Sinclair

Susan Sizemore

Ann Somerville

So what are you waiting for? Leave a comment here for Ann Somerville's book then get your bad self over to those other blogs for a chance at even MORE fab SFR. Go on!

Happy Holidays and Good Reading to All!

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96 Comments:

At 7:40 AM, Blogger S.M.D. said...

Well I'm in. There are a lot of interesting books being handed out for this.

Have a great Christmas or holiday, whichever you prefer, and thanks for the giveaway!

 
At 7:46 AM, OpenID tayluca said...

I'm an avid Romance reader and slightly more than occasional SciFi reader. I only very recently discovered SciFiRomace genre books and I'm very interested in reading more. I'll be crossing my fingers in hopes of a few freebies to help the pocketbook out a little. :)

Also, what an awesome way to publicize these great blogs. There are many that I haven't ever visited before, enjoying the tour de blogs!

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Jade said...

SFR Holiday Blitz--This is a fantastic present for all SFR readers! Thanks. :)

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Janicu said...

Hmm, a new author I should try out. Please add my name to the hat!

 
At 8:27 AM, Blogger Paula said...

The prize looks like an ebook, so count me in, please. Happy Holidays!

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Rowena Cherry said...

I just read your Name Game post and thoroughly enjoyed it. I believe you are in good company with Once A Princess, too!

I hope everyone will visit the Alien Romances blog, since 8 books are being given away there!

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Thanks, Rowena! I'm sure I've "stolen" more than a few already been used titles ; )

I'm on my way over to the other blogs myself.

And thanks all who have commented so far! This is fun, isn't it?

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Fun contest! I love reading Romance but haven't read much SciFi. Great opportunity to change that...Thanks and Happy Holidays!

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Rowena Cherry said...

Cathy,

This is immense fun. I've been over at Twitter, but it seems that if I do a Search, I cannot retweet what I find.

Also, I've discovered that there's a limit to how many friends I can inform on GoodReads.com

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Patti, you've come to the right contest to wet your SFR-reading feet : )

Rowena, I'm not on Twitter at the moment, so no help from this quarter, I'm afraid. And bummer about GoodReads limiting the number of friends. How can they justify punishing the popular kids like that??? : )

(Please don't beat me, GoodReads! I'm just joking.)

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger throuthehaze said...

I love SFR! Count me in please

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Erotic Horizon said...

Thanks for the contest - put my name in as well..

E.H>

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger joder said...

Great excerpt from a genre that I really enjoy reading! And thanks so much for hosting the SFR Holiday Blitz!

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Writer and Cat said...

Cool project! I like to see promotions that expand awareness of one of my favorite subgenres of romance :)

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Jennifer Leeland said...

*waves* I'm in. This SFR Holiday Blitz is perfect for this time of year!

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger ilona said...

Finding all kinds of interesting blogs by following this SFR Holiday Blitz so thanks for that guys. Please add my name to the hat too, thanks.

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Charlotte McClain said...

Happy holidays and thanks for having this contest!

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger e_booklover said...

That sounds really good :)

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Miri said...

I am traditionally a historical romance genre fan, but I would love the opportunity to get acquainted with this area of romance! Sign me up for SFR Holiday Blitz!

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Kerith said...

Season Greetings!

Please sign me up for the SFR Holiday Blitz!

Thank You!

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger palmetto said...

I'm in!

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Janet said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - Thanks!!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Lana B said...

I love the way I'm getting to see new blogs I'd never visited before. Putting my name into the pot for a free book, or two. LOL

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger L2 said...

Another great chance, and another interesting blog!

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger JC Jones said...

Another new author. This is a great idea.

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - Good luck to all.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Cybercliper said...

The SFR Holiday Blitz and some hawt angel lovin' - it don't get much better than this :-)

 
At 3:47 PM, Anonymous StephS said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great books!

 
At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Camilla said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Cool idea!!!

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger donnas said...

Please include me.

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger Pamk said...

another new to me author. whoohoo would love to win this.

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger s7anna said...

Sounds like a fantastic book!!! Good luck to everyone!

Happy Holidays
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger aries18 said...

Happy Holidays to all!
I've been reading sci fi all my life and would love the chance to find some new and exciting authors. I can't afford to buy many books so this would be a great thing for me. Thanks for the opportunity!

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Sybylla said...

Love the idea of the SFR Holiday Blitz.

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger van_pham said...

Great contest and idea! Please enter me :)

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Bella said...

"SFR Holiday Blitz"

love the great contest! please count me in; I’d love to win any (or all, lol!) of these books :D

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Adele said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - Loving the idea of this contest. Over here from SciFiGuy's blog.

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger catie james said...

Wow, ON WINGS RISING looks like a fantastic read! Thanks so much for participating in the SF Romance Blitz Cathy. I had a lot of fun visiting all the blogs. Hope you guys consider doing it again next year.

catherinejames77(at)gmail(d0t)c0m

 
At 3:42 AM, Anonymous AnnaM. said...

SFR Holiday Blitz.

Oo, a new book! I've never heard of this book or the author. It sounds really different.

 
At 3:48 AM, Blogger Julie said...

SFR Holiday Blitz
Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays! :)

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Whoot! I've been around the world... or at least around the blogs... Please enter me in the the SFR HOliday Blitz - THanks , Miranda

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Riva said...

Wow! What a neat contest! And what a neat way to discover new authors - and new blogs.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Justine said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Thanks for being a participating blog & sharing the fun!

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger TINTMYLF said...

happy holidays

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Jake Lsewhere said...

I haven't really known about the SFR subgenre before, but these look like good reads.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger rdjeferentz said...

Great idea! Count me in. I love finding new authors :)

 
At 1:13 PM, Anonymous MJ said...

Would love to get the SFR genre better. Hope I win the SFR Holiday Blitz.

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger cvs said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Kindlekat said...

SFR Holiday Blitz!!!

Glad to be a reader! Thanks so much for all you do and your generosity!

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Angryromancegrrl said...

I've heard great things about Ann's writing. Pick me! Pick me!

 
At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SFR Holiday Blitz, add me to the excitement please! I would love to win.
dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Mischa said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

This would be a wonderful christmas present. :-)

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger rebelaessedai said...

Thanks for posting the giveaway!

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger tanita davis said...

SFR Holiday Blitz: I'm in! thanks.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

This is great, thanks for doing this.

 
At 5:25 PM, OpenID delyth-p said...

I wish all the bloggers gave blurbs about the books they're sponsoring - this one sounds cool, and I've liked some of Ann Somerville's other stuff, so count me in!

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Jay said...

SFR Holiday Blitz! What a great way to start a great holiday. Thanks.

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Gary said...

“SFR Holiday Blitz”

I'm in, although I've only read Sinclair and Lichtenberg.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Lizbeth said...

SFR is new to me having only heard of the subgenre today, but now that I know it exists I'll look for some of these books in my local bookstore to see if they appeal to an old-fashioned reader of old fashioned science fiction.

Curt Phillips
Virginia

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Anoush said...

Happy Holidays.

Thanks you for this contest! =)

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Sara said...

SFR is my fave genre! Go SFR Holiday Blitz!

 
At 6:12 PM, OpenID kenderkg said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Thanks for the contest!
Kender...

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Glad you re-commented, Kender : ) I was about to move your other one to here so you wouldn't miss out.

Also glad everyone is enjoying the contest. And extra-special happy to see "new to the genre" comments. What a great opportunity to share the joy that is SFR!

 
At 6:27 PM, OpenID guiltyred said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - this looks like a fun read!

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger The Story Cottage said...

This SFR Holiday Blitz could give me a chance to experience SFR. Thanks

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Bookworm6066 said...

SFR Holiday Blitz, I want to win!

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger delitealex said...

sfr holiday blitz count me in love the selection of book prizes happy holidays

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Mitzi H. said...

SFR Holiday Blitz....please count me in too!!! I want to thank you for a great Christmas Giveaway and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Not a US resident, but supporting the genre and the contest!

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous orangehands said...

I already own On Wings, Rising, but I just wanted to say thanks for the contest and Happy Holidays!

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Thanks for the opportunity to expand my horizons!

 
At 9:35 PM, OpenID zdashamber said...

I came here from tor.com. Thanks for offering the chance to win this book--the premise reminds me of one of Andre Norton's books that I really liked!

 
At 12:34 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Ooh, another book about flying people called aliens. I liked Sharon Shinn's version, maybe I can try this out. I'm glad tor.com pointed me at you.

 
At 3:55 AM, Blogger audeojude said...

very cool, I'm in :)

 
At 5:05 AM, Blogger Vicki said...

SFR Holiday Blitz! What a great idea! I hope I win one of these great books1

Thank you for the chance and Happy Holidays!

 
At 5:08 AM, Blogger Rue said...

Sounds like a great book.
Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger Nicole Zoltack said...

Please enter me! Thanks!

~Nicole

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Nels said...

Count me in! Thanks!

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Stephen said...

Please enter me! - Stephen

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger LionelZivan said...

Cool idea! Would love to read some of these goodies.

 
At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me into your SFR Holiday Blitz contest. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

E.L.F.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Kimberly B. said...

Happy Holidays! I'm really enjoy the SFR Holiday Blitz contest and am learning a lot of new authors to read! Thanks for the great contest!

 
At 7:54 PM, OpenID roswellgray said...

It would be so much fun if I won!

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger Star Shadow said...

Great contest, fantastic genre very excited and great idea.
Happy Holidays!!!

twolilstarz@gmail.com

 
At 6:02 AM, Blogger Pauline B Jones said...

I made it to the last blog! Woot! LOL! Contests like this warm the cockles of my heart, because this is a genre that I love to read and write! I want the SFR love to keep on keeping on. No genre survives without readers. :-)

Pauline Baird Jones
THE KEY, avail now
GIRL GONE NOVA, 4, 2010

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Mary said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

I'd love to get my hands on these titles. I'm writing my first novel now and suspect it would be marketed as a science fiction romance. But I definitely need to research this genre and find some great, comparable novels.

Thanks for this contest!

Mary M-S.

 
At 3:43 PM, Blogger susgod said...

I enjoy Lois McMaster Bujold's Science Fiction Romance novels. I'd like to try On Wings, Rising by Ann Somerville.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Jeana said...

SFR Holiday Blitz Rocks!

Thanks so much for the contest and Happy Holidays!

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger flchen1 said...

Fascinating premise! Thanks for the contest to celebrate SFR and the holidays!

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger vvb32 reads said...

thanks for the blitz
vvb32 at yahoo.com

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Madd said...

Great contest. Count me in.

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

SFR Holiday Blitz!

This is such a great contest.

 
At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great contest and also thank you for introducing me to the Scifiromance genre. I can't wait to start reading!
Kea Barnica
(paradox101@msn.com)

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Pam said...

I'm in, too.

Could really use a pick-me-up this holiday season.

 

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