Sunday, July 3, 2011

Skyrockets in Flight Blog Hop Delight Giveaway!

Lush Book Reviews
In celebration of July 4th, American independence, apple pies, and stunning man chest, I'm participating in the Skyrockets in Flight Blog Hop Delight this week! Thanks to JoJo, Tigris, Danielle, and Bells for organizing this great giveaway event! 

How it works:
Visit and comment on as many of the below blogs as you can to enter to win great giveaways. International commenters are welcomed on my blog but are eligible for the ebook part of the giveaway only for this particular event; otherwise, my giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.

To enter MY giveaway, this is what you have to do:
1) Comment on this blog post with your email address (required) AND
2) Follow me on twitter

3) For an extra entry, also follow this blog
One commenter/twitter follower will WIN:
1) Your choice of one of my ebooks, Hearts in Darkness (contemporary romance) or Forever Freed (paranormal romance) AND
2) A package of swag including coffee mug, pens, bumper sticker, signed romance trading cards, and whatever other goodies I find to throw in!
3) If I receive at least 25 comments on this post (not including me!), 20 new twitter followers from the blog hop, AND 5 new blog followers by midnight EST on July 10 (July 3 numbers are: 872 twitter followers, 270 blog followers), I'll add a SECOND winner who will get a choice of one of my ebooks (above) AND choice of one item from my CafePress store!
Now I'm thinking of a THIRD giveaway to add...

SEE? The more you visit and comment, the more you're likely to win! So visit all the links on the list and have a great 4th of July week!

What to comment? Either share what you're currently reading OR share an interesting July 4th memory! (Comment link is at bottom of list...)

Thanks for reading, and good luck in the giveaway!


Tracy Smith said...

Happy 4th of July to you! I am a new blog follower as countrysunset40 on gfc. I am following you on twitter as countrysunset. I am currently reading The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore. Thank you for hosting this nice giveaway!

countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

Laurie said...

Hi! I'm a new follower on your blog (GFC-Laurie) and twitter (Lauriej170). I'm currently reading Shadow Cat by Reena Jacobs.
Thanks for this giveaway! I also have a giveaway - hope you will check it out.
lauriej170 at gmail dot com
Laurie's Interviews

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Fourth of July Memory: I always have to work, so no exciting trip memories, but I moved into my current apt 3 yrs ago on the fourth of July weekend. It was a great time to move because I got to meet a ton of my neighbors that same weekend, as we all came out to watch the fireworks. It was a great welcome.

buckeyegirlreads at gmail dot com
Twitter follower: Buckeyegirl31
GFC New Follower: A Buckeye Girl Reads

Sandra Sookoo said...

Hi Laura! Interesting July 4th memory? Blowing up GI Joe and Star Wars action figures with firecrackers with my brothers lol

Andra said...

Hi I'm a new follower :)

THanks for the chance to win! I would love to read your books :D

Juana said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Have a nice 4th of July.

I am currently reading Changeling Moon by Dani Harper.


I follow you via Twitter =


GFC follower = Juana Esparza

Book Savvy Babe said...

Happy 4th of July! I am a twitter follower @booksavvybabe, and a new blog follower (subscribed)! Thanks for this giveaway!
Book Savvy Babe
booksavvybabe at gmail dot com

Temperance said...

Thanks for the cool giveaway:):)
Im a new follwer :)

im read as of right now but almost done..

by,Lynn Viehl


Vonnie Davis said...

Happy 4th everyone. I'm currently reading "Jezebel's Wish" by AJ Nuest--fabulous read. I'm following you on Twitter and here, as well.
vonnie.davis at

Tara W said...

Happy 4th of July!
I am an old gfc (Tara W) and twitter (@mizztara71) follower.
I am currently reading Buried Truths by Dana Mentink.
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Lisa said...

Happy 4th, Laura!

The 4th is always a fun time at our house. We've gotten together with our friends for the past several years to BBQ and watch fireworks together. Good times!

AsianCocoa said...

Thank you for the giveaway, Laura.
I am currently reading, Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens & Lily Mine by Annabel Joseph.

~ Monique @ AsianCocoa's Secret Garden

Lolarific said...

Favorite 4th of July memory: Neither of my kids actually likes fireworks so last year we took them to see Toy Story 3 at the movie theater (something we never do). The place was empty and we had our own private showing they could move or talk and didn't disturb anyone. We had also bought a bucket of popcorn and because it was so dead they gave each of our boys their own popcorn so they felt extra special. It was nice family time for us.

GFC Follower
Twitter Follower (lolarific322)


BLHmistress said...

thanks for the giveaway! Happy 4th! I am currently reading From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris.

GFC follower-BLHmistress

Twitter -@BookLovershaway


Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi Laura,
GFC Follower
I am currently reading the anthology WHERE'S MY HERO?
I am in the mood for short stories and I'm a fan of all the authors in it.
Thanks for the chance to win a book by you.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Louisa said...

Hi! GFC Follower as Louisa, twitter follower as lpcoolgirl, I'm currently reading Vanished by Karen Robards, email is lpcoolgirl at gmail dot com and thanks for the giveaway!

vhubler said...

Great giveaway!

velvethubler at yahoo dot com

Lola Loves Books! said...

Contests and fireworks ... I love America! Thanks for the chance to win. Following you as Denise D on your blog and LolaLovesBooks on twitter.

Greatest I.D. memory: Lighting a "jumping jack" (now an illegal firework), having it zoom back into the garage and catch my mom's clothes on fire! Sorry mom - but it WAS hilarious ;-)

Library Lady said...

New GFC follower Library Lady
twitter follower @adsanders77

I'm spending my fourth reading Lara Adrian's Deeper than Midnight. There are plenty of fireworks! :)

adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

New follower on twitter (@cocktailsnbooks) and GFC.

Laura Kaye said...

Y'all are totally awesome! Thanks for so many great comments already! We've almost hit all the marks for me to add my second giveaway and it's only the end of the first day of the hop! Keep this up, and I might have to add a third!!!

Laura Kaye said...

There are also a lot of great book recommendations here I'm TBR pile is groaning in delight! :)

Fun memories too! Keep 'em coming!

Stacie said...

My favorite Independence Day memories are of being a Girl Scout and marching in the parades. We had loads of fun! Thanks for the great blog hop!

User1123 AT comcast DOT net
I follow on Twitter as @GeishasMom73

Katrina W said...

Hi Lovley !! great giveaway ! BTW I loveeeed Hearts In Darkness !! Im still waiting for my elevator man !! lol

I follow you over at Twitter i am run_with_wolves :)

I follow you here on your blog, and also over at facebook ;)

Im reading an Arc of Her Guaridan Angel by Felicity Heaton belive me their are sparks in this read !!

Im from the land down under so we dont celebrate July 4... Sounds like lots of fun to be had with marvy fireworks ;)

Cant wait to read Forever Freed !!

I am not US RESIDENT !! but i have a friend in hospital atm,, in the Us she is feeling very down - she cant celebrate the fireworks - so I am entering for her !!! Hope thats ok !!!

If I should win Id love the prize sent to her !!


Darlene said...

Please enter me in the draw!

Following you on Twitter

My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

I'm currently reading Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 for following on GFC (Darlene)

Please enter me in the draw!

My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

I'm currently reading Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura Kaye said...

You got it, Katrina! Thanks!

And, oh, Darlene. Me loves me some Brothers! Great read!


Krystal said...

GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom Thank you so much for hosting! I'm currently reading a Lora Leigh Breeds novel =) twitter Icecream1891

Ollie said...

I'm a GFC follower.

I'm currently reading Dark is the Night by Brindle Chase

Thanks for this giveaway!


Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

Judy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love the fireworks being shot up over the beach, I love hearing the children's OOH's & AAH's.

I follow on twitter @ladymagnolia99 and I am a GFC follower-judy


Tina said...

Happy July 4th! Note to self: do not try to enter giveways after too many glasses of wine!! Any hoo I am currently reading Navarro's Promise by Lora Leigh. I would love to win the giveaway.

Following via: GFC as Tina
twitter as: TiDubb


Danielle Gorman said...

A few years ago we were lighting off fireworks in the street. Well my uncle had a brown paper bag full of bottle rockets. He decided that it would be cool to light the bag on fire with all of the rockets inside. They went everywhere! We were running away from them so we didn't get hit.
Blog and twitter follower

BrittanyGale said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) I follow via Twitter @quixoticweetzie and GFC quixoticdreamer


June M. said...

Hi! Thanks for joining the blog hop! I just finished reading Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister, but did not start a new book yet. Just ordered a kindle so I am waiting for it. Should be in tomorrow!

Twitter follower: JuneAnnM
GFC follower: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

inga said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC folloewer inga
Twitter follower @IngaSilberg

I'm reading Matching wits with Venus by Therese Gilardi. It's a romance book :)

inga from

Caroline Clemmons said...

Sorry I missed your weekend blog hop, but best wishes for your book sales and your career!

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great stories and book recommendations everyone! Keep those comments and follows coming. Since you blew so quickly through my minimum comments/follows for a second giveaway, I've put my thinking cap on for a great third giveaway!!!

Have a great Tuesday!

Jennifer Wells said...

I'm currently reading Knightfall by Berinn Rae (great read so far!).
Twitter: AuthorJenWells
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristin said...

I'm reading book 31 in the Kate Daniels series and Eater for Elephants right now.

Please enter me I'm a follower via GFC under Kristin and a Twitter follower!

kristincheee (at) aol (dot) com

Sherry said...

I don't have a twitter account so I don't know if I can enter or not. I'm rereading The Homecoming by JoAnn Ross.
GFC follower - Sherry S.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Sarah Allen said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me! I'm commenting here and off to follow you on Twitter :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

email: sarah.n.dipity123[at]

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks guys! I'm loving reading everyone's comments! Sherry--I understand not everyone worries...


Christine said...

Thank you for the giveaway! :)

GFC-Christine Davis

ceeenndee at gmail dot com

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Twitter follower: Maria_Smith_76

I am currently reading Black Magic Woman by Christine Warren.

Thanks for the giveaway!
mmafsmith at gmail dot com

PaulineMilner said...

I am from Canada, so I have a Canada Day (July 1st) memory.

July 1st, 1994 was the day our Son rolled over from his back to his tummy for the first time.

We were at the beach and he was laying on his back. We watched as he rolled himself for the first time! It was a great experience for a first time Mum and Dad.

Thanks for the giveaway. ~Pauline

Michelle said...

Following you on twitter as mrsmchappell.
Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Harlie Reader said...

Forever Freed is definitely on my TBR list. I love a vampire with a heart. Thanks for the contest.

Harlie Reader said...

I also follow you. My account is @marika67.

Laura Kaye said...

You know what I'm loving about this giveaway event? Meeting so many new people! As soon as I get through a set of edits I'm working on, I'm going through twitter and following y'all back! Good luck everybody!

Megan said...

I'm reading Fury by Elizabeth Miles.
I follow with GFC- Megan Kyser
and on Twitter- mekyser

what an awesome giveaway!

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

Mad4Hugh said...

Thanks for the giveaways!

Miranda Baker said...

Hi! I can't believe I wasn't ALREADY following you on Twitter! Jeez! Great to meet you at RWA11 and great giveaway.

Miranda Baker said...

Ooops... Miranda at mirandabaker dot com :D

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks guys! Miranda--it was great to meet you too! :)

Mary said...

I am reading Witch Song by Amber Argyle and just finished Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning.

Following on GFC ~ Mary
Twitter ~ @sweepingme

Thanks for the giveaway!

mary_reiss @

Donaya Haymond said...

A sumptuous giveaway indeed! Fingers crossed.

jessica said...

I'm a Twitter follower and a GFC follower. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a happy and safe 4th of July.
jessangil at gmail dot com

Alex said...

thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new twitter follower. alli_cat_08. amazing_alex.0818ATyahooDOTcom

krysykat said...

I'm currently reading Mercury Rising by Daisy Harris it's awesome so far :)
Twitter follower- @YearofTiger86
GFC follower- Krysta Banco


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
Follow on twitter @alterlisa


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the comments and follows! I'm going to be adding a gift certificate as a third give away! You guys have exceeded my expectations!!!

Kati R said...

Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

GFC: Kati R
romancingrakes at gmail DOT com

Pam S said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway and congrats on the new followers :)! I just started reading Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay.

gfc and twitter - pams00

pams00 @

JoAnna said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC follower: beckerjo
twitter follower: beckerjo

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Cate Masters said...

Love this giveaway! Thanks for the chance.
I'm a new blog follower and about to head over to Twitter to follow.
Current reads include Nalini Singh's Angels' Blood.

Cate Masters said...

Yikes, forgot: cate.masters AT

Laura Kaye said...

I truly appreciate all the comments and follows everyone. In addition to the two giveaways listed on the post, I'm adding a $10 gift certificate to, where I also have a 20% off coupon to offer, AND a free Harlequin Nocturne Bites ebook to add to all three prize packs from paranormal romance author Stephanie Draven. So I'm sweetening the pot!