Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Favorite Heroine Giveaway Hop, hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.  We're sharing our favorite kickass heroines with you! So come join the fun, meet some awesome ladies, and find out why they're the best of the best. 

I have always been a huge fan of strong, kickass heroines, which is why you will find one in every novel or novella I write.  As much as I love horror movies, those that feature women who trip over their own feet, then lie there and whimper as the murderer or monster slowly walks toward them always make me roll my eyes and sigh.  Either that or shout, "Oh, come on!  He's moving so slowly you can't even consider it a stroll!  Get up and run already!"  :-)  

So today I thought I would introduce you to Alyssa, the heroine of A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones.  Alyssa is as tough as they come, even riding into battle alongside the hero.  She will always be favorite of mine not just for this reason, but also because her book inspired my Immortal Guardians series and the kickass women those books feature.  :-)

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Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.

For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed—or cursed—with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.

All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything—even the wrath of his king—to be with her.

My Giveaway

A kindle copy of A Sorceress of His Own.  Note:  If you don't have a kindle, you can still read it on your iPad, iPod, computer, etc.  Amazon offers free kindle software and app downloads.)


The Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop runs from June 17, 2015, 12:00am EST through June 24, 2015, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is open to anyone who can receive a kindle book from Amazon.com.  (I've run into problems in the past gifting books from Amazon's foreign retailer sites.)

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment on this post during the hop (please include your email address) and tell me who one or two of your favorite heroines are.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

Extra entries
For extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.

+1  Follow my blog. 

+1  Like My Facebook Page.

+1  Share my giveaway on Facebook.

+1  Follow me on Twitter.

+1  Share my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Friend or Follow me on tsu.

+1  Share my giveaway on tsu.

Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by Friday, June 26th.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

Have Fun on the Hop!


  1. koukkunokka@anvianet.fi

    Amari from Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper is my favorite because she is a tale of extreme resilience and courage. She never forgets that her heroism is forged out of one of history’s deepest injustices.

    I follow you via Twitter @maitran254

    I share the giveaway on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/maitho.tran.7/posts/1627381640842322

    I share the giveaway on Twitter https://twitter.com/maitran254/status/611082156165697536

  2. At the top of my list are Kate Daniels. Eve Dallas, and Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight Mountains of Despair in the Far Reaches of the Steppes of the Outerplains. Oh, and Livy Kowalski, I keep wanting to forget about her.

    I liked your facebook page.
    I shared the giveaway on twitter. https://twitter.com/ErinSBurns/status/611173151070748672
    I followed you on twitter @ErinSBurns

  3. I really like Katniss from Hunger Games
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. I love all your books and can't pick just one. The other would be Eve Dallas from JD Robb's In Death series. I follow your blog, Facebook, Twitter and tsu and shared on the last three. Thanks.

  5. My favorite heroine is Kate Daniels from the Kate Daniels series.
    I +1 Follow your blog, +1 Liked Facebook Page, +1 Follow on Twitter, +1 Follow me on tsu, and +1 Tweeted about giveaway.
    Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

  6. Right now my favorite heroine is Kate Daniels and Tris from the Divergent Series. Also, Liked FB page and already followwed on twitter. ^_^ Also tweeted and shared (on my FB page anyway)

  7. My favorite heroine is Kate Daniels, but I also love Kel and Daine from Tamora Pierce's books -- go back and re-read them! My email is sarahs765@gmail.com.
    Extra entries done:
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  8. Buffy and Anita Blake are my favorite heroines also Rachel Morgan, Rogue, Phoenix, and Catwoman
    my email is krfemiani@gmail.com
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  9. Congrats on the release of A Sorceress of His Own! Some of my favorite heroines are Rachel Morgan, Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson, and Charley Davidson.
    I follow by email. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. I love Jane Yellowrock. Thanks. janaleah64(at)yahoo(dot)com
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  11. I like most of Christine Feehan's dark series heroines :)
    I follow FB Merri House
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  12. I do like Eleanor from SENSE AND SENSIBILITY & Elizabeth from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

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  13. I already follow the blog, am not on any of the other social media. I have many favorites, including Kaylin from Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra. Thanks for the giveway and good luck with the new series!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  14. I have 2 favorites right now: Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs' series that starts with Moon Called and Toby Daye from Seanan McGuire's great series of Fae in San Francisco.

    Following on Bloglovin: lotus109 Thnks, @BerkeleyHapa

  15. Mercy Thompson and Kitty Norville are a couple of my favorites.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  16. Lara Croft

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  17. I couldn't run the risk of not winning this book with it's amazing cover and blurb, so I bought my own copy. If I win and you'd like to gift me with book 2, I wouldn't say no.
    araba44 @ hotmail . com

  18. One of my favorites is Lily from Katie Wilde's Hellfire Riders MC books.
    Thanks, Angela

  19. Shared on Twitter and Facebook:

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  20. Teresa March from the Team Red series by Tina Hammond. She's blind but so strong. She's my current girl crush.


  21. I love October Daye from Seanan McGuire series and Rachel Morgan from Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

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