Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Here! My Hearts in Darkness Dark Chocolate Book Birthday Bash & #Giveaway!

Welcome one and all to my HEARTS IN DARKNESS Dark Chocolate Book Birthday Bash! 

Hearts in Darkness is officially six months old (my, how fast they grow!!!) and it's so hard to believe! We're celebrating all things dark and delicious today with totally awesome giveaways! Here's what you can win:

  • HUGE TOTE OF DECADENT AND DELICIOUS DARK CHOCOLATE! Minimum $30 value. U.S. entrants only.
  • $10 Amazon gift certificate (international)
  • Door prizes to be drawn throughout the day on 10/20 (copies of my ebooks, trading cards, friends' books, $5 gift certificates, etc.)
Coffee, hot chocolate, mug, dark chocolate, & more!

Awesome, right? Totally!

Just complete the form below - minimum entry is just your name, email address and whether you're U.S. or international. Other lines on the form are optional, but represent additional entries if you complete. Contest open until midnight EST on Sunday 10/23!


If you've read HEARTS IN DARKNESS, I'd love it if you would share a favorite line or moment from the book in your comment!

Thanks so much for celebrating with me!
Laura

Door Prizes Given Away So Far to Commenters (author friends' books are ebooks...):
1. 2:14a.m. - LISA KESSLER'S ACROSS THE VEIL goes to: Erin loveeria@gmail.com
2. 6:24a.m. - SHARON BUCHBINDER'S KISS OF THE SILVER WOLF goes to: Stephanie/PurdueLiz
3. 10:06a.m. - ELIZA KNIGHT'S A LADY'S CHARADE goes to Anne
areeths at new dot rr dot com; ELIZA KNIGHT'S A PIRATE'S BOUNTY goes to: Natalie Damschroder; ELIZA KNIGHT'S TAKE IT OFF, WARRIOR goes to: Lolarific
4. 10:55a.m. - SARAH GRIMM'S AFTER MIDNIGHT goes to Denise Z
5. 12:39a.m. - STEPHANIE DRAVEN'S A KNIFE'S EDGE goes to Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com
6. 1:28p.m. - SHARON BUCHBINDER'S DESIRE & DECEPTION goes to June M.
7. 3:02p.m. - CHERYL KAYE TARDIF'S LANCELOT'S LADY goes to 1) Katsrus 2) Marq 3) alainala AT hotmail DOT ca
8. 4:35p.m. - CHRISTI BARTH'S CRUISING TOWARD LOVE goes to Rhianna
9. 6:49p.m. - TAMARA HOFF WINS A $5 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE WILD ROSE PRESS
10. 11:09p.m. - SARA BROOKES' RAGGED EDGE goes to Daniela dany7578 at hotmail dot com
11. 11:30p.m. - AJ NUEST'S JEZEBEL'S WISH goes to TinaBuriedUnderBooks
12. 12:00a.m. - $5 GIFT CERTIFICATES TO THE WILD ROSE PRESS WILL GO TO... 1) SWEETMARIE83; 2) JULIE (COMMENT 40); 3) PATTI P
Some HEARTS IN DARKNESS facts:
  • #1 bestselling romance ebook at Fictionwise.com for past six months!
  • Finalist for 2012 Best Novella in the EPIC eBook Awards!
  • Hit the Top 100 Kindle Bestselling Contemporary Romance List on Amazon!
  • Is currently on THREE Kindle Top-Rated Lists on Amazon!
  • Has 64 reviews on Amazon - 50 5-stars!
  • 427 Goodreads ratings with an average of 4.07 stars!
Okay, guys, let the winning begin! Click "Read More" to enter or enter here:


92 comments:

Stephanie/PurdueLiz said...

I adored Hearts in Darkness, I really should do a reread soon. I absolutely adored the bantering back and forth between. They just... make me smile.

Rhianna said...

After years of being pretty much strictly a paranormals geek Brooke Moss' The What-If Guy sold me on trying more contemps and the first one I wishlisted was Hearts in Darkness. :) Can't wait to read it!

Denise Z said...

Happy six month birthday Hearts in Darkness and congratulations for this great success of a read Laura Kaye. I have read it, enjoyed it, and cannot wait for more !

Laura Kaye said...

Woot! I always love when the first guests start arriving to a party! So glad to see you guys!

Steph--what a sweet thing to say!

Rhianna--that is so freaking awesome!

Denise--Squee! Thanks!

Lolarific said...

Happy Half Birthday to Hearts in Darkness! I haven't had a chance to read my copy yet as I've been adjusting to some new meds that have killed my insomnia aka my reading time. I'm fitting in reading time where I can though and hope to have it read ASAP!

Arianne Cruz said...

oh my gosh.. i totally got excited when i realized those were chocolates! AHHH! :D the only thing better than hot men is chocolates :D yum

Karen C said...

Happy 6 month birthday! Hearts in Darkness is definitely on my TBR list. Chocolate? Oh, yeah!

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats on your 6 mth anniversary. I'm sure there will be many more celebrations in your future.

Linda said...

Happy 6mths & anxiously waiting for the next "baby"!

Ipro55 said...

I absolutely loved everything about Hearts in Darkness. But it's the blind chemistry between Caden and MJ that hooked me.

Erin said...

absolutely love this! So much fun - and one of my favorite parts from Hearts -
“Caden, I need you.” He smiled at
the pleading in her voice. She wrapped her legs around his hips and pressed her heels into his ass.
But he was too strong for her to be able to force him to move. She pouted, but relented.
still one of my favorite stories!
Erin
loveeria@gmail.com

DANIELA said...

Hi Laura
Happy 6 month anniversary.
(I love chocolate!!!)

Daniela
dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Kellie said...

Happy 6th month anniversary! I can't wait to read this book! And thank you for the chance to participate in the "sweetest" give away :)

GraceDZ said...

Happy 6 month birthday to Hearts in Darkness! Love chocolates! Fave quote: "Well, hell. I don't know. How about that game of Twenty Questions?"

Laura Kaye said...

AW, MAN, ALL THESE COMMENTS ARE REALLY CREATING THE BIRTHDAY VIBE!!!

AND, THAT MEANS, RIGHT HERE AT 2:14 AM EST, I'M PULLING A NAME FOR THE FIRST "DOOR PRIZE" GIVEAWAY!

THE FIRST WINNER IS...
Erin
loveeria@gmail.com

Erin--You will Lisa Kessler's ebook, ACROSS THE VEIL! Congratulations!

Prizes will be distributed at the end of the birthday event!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE! WOOT!

June M. said...

Congrats on the 6 month birthday of Hearts in Darkness!

Victoria said...

Happy 6 months! What a yummy way to celebrate :). Thank you.

Barbara said...

Happy 6 months! I'm so glad I picked this up on a whim - I enjoyed it so much and found a new favorite author to buy (yep, bought and loved a few more).

My favorite line/s come from when the lights have just come back on in the elevator and Makenna and Caden are just seeing each other for the first time - he's worried about it and she's just blurted out what she thinks.

"He smiled. And it changed his whole face."

LaVerne Clark said...

Happy, happy birthday to Hearts in Darkness - one of my all-time favourite reads! My favourite line would be when the lights come on, and MJ gets her first look at Caden, "You're freaking gorgeous!" Love it! : ) The sexual tension in this book was sooo hot! Can't wait for more. This deserved the 5 stars I gave it on Goodreads and Amazon.

Magda Alexander said...

Happy 6-month anniversary, Laura! Favorite moment for me was when they were in the elevator and the lights come on and she says to him "You're freakin gorgeous!"

Stephanie said...

I had to go back and check my goodreads list to see how long ago it had been since I first read HiD. 5 months! Wow. I can't believe it has been so long.

Laura, when I first picked up (ie: downloaded) your book, it was because I was in the middle of a tattoo fetish. God, I still love Caden so much. This book was so wonderfully sexy and heartwarming. Few authors have been able to combine the two like you managed to do in HiD.

Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I can't help it. I hope (and hope and hope) that you one day write more about these two characters.

Thanks for telling such a great story. And congrats on the birthday!

Stephanie

Laura Kaye said...

I am just soaking in every one of these comments! Thank you so much for celebrating with me! I'm totally loving hearing about your fave lines, too! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!

AND I THINK IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER DOORPRIZE! SOME OF MY AUTHOR FRIENDS ARE CELEBRATING WITH ME BY DONATING THEIR OWN BOOKS FOR YOU TO READ...

SO, THIS TIME THE WINNER IS: Stephanie/PurdueLiz

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON SHARON BUCHBINDER'S KISS OF THE SILVER WOLF!

All prizes will be distributed at the end of the event.

Have a great Thursday everyone! And keep these great comments coming!

Tanya said...

Congrats on the 6 month anniversary of Hearts in Darkness!

rockchick531 at gmail dot com

Anne R said...

Congrats to the 6 months anniversary. I hope you have a great day celebrating. Can't wait to read it.

Anne
areeths at new dot rr dot com

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Congratulations! The book looks great!

Marq said...

Hearts in Darkness was such an awesome book! It was an impulse buy (the cover caught my eye) and I am so glad I bought it.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Happy birthday! For your present, I just went and bought the book. :) The hero's tattoo and panic were intriguing. :)

Kristina said...

I have not read it yet but i cant wait until I do! Congrats on your success!!!

xoxo

kristinaparmenter51(at)gmail(dot)com

Julianne said...

Congrats, Laura! I haven't read Hearts yet, but it's on the TBR pile, (Okay, in my ereader) just waiting for me. Congrats on your success with the book! :) Happy book anniversary.
Julianne

Sharon said...

I haven't seen this book before and I am such a cover ho! Love it. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for having the celebration :)

Patti P said...

Congrats. I can't wait to read this one.

musicalfrog at comcast.net

SweetMarie83 said...

Happy 6 months to Hearts in Darkness! I won a copy awhile back and can't wait to read it...I wish my review pile wasn't so huge so I could get to some books I really want to read! Great party Laura! :-D

Laura Kaye said...

MORE PRIZES PEOPLE!!!

10:06a.m.
ELIZA KNIGHT'S A LADY'S CHARADE goes to Anne
areeths at new dot rr dot com:

ELIZA KNIGHT'S A PIRATE'S BOUNTY goes to: Natalie Damschroder

ELIZA KNIGHT'S TAKE IT OFF, WARRIOR goes to: Lolarific

I can't even tell me how much this awesome turn out means to me!!! Keep it coming, guys!

Andra said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I absolutely love the cover of Hearts in Darkness!!!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Woo hoo! Thanks, Laura!

Poison Rose said...

Happy book birthday Laura. And to M.J and Caden. I love their story and how it played out. It was funny, romantic and heartfelt all at the same time.

Thanks for bringing a new twist to romance in the dark. ;-)

~Poison

KhelseyJackson said...

Congrats! And thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Dawn Hagan said...

Great give-a-way thanks for the chance to win these great prizes :)
dawnhagan18@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!!!!!

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!!!!!
Congrats to all those who have already won!!


Kelly
Books-n-Kisses

julie said...

love this contest

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Congratulations on your half-book-birthdayI am sorry but I haven't gotten to your book yet. So many books, so much to write, network, etc. This blogging as a start up business is an 15 hour day 7 days a week. Fortunately I love everything about it except the increased sitting time. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

katsrus said...

Thanks for the Awesome giveaway! Congrats.
Sue B

bluesun1218 said...

Congrats on 6 mths! What an awesome giveaway!I have not read this book yet, I don't know what I'm waiting for! Thanks for the chance to win.
bluesun1218@dishmail.net

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Happy 6 months! I am bummed that I didn't get out here earlier to help you celebrate. Day job just too much today! I have not read it yet but HOpefully Soon!

Lisa
<a href="http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com:>Lisa's World of Books</a>
lisasworldofbooks@charter.net

Tamara Hoffa said...

Love the contest! Thanks

Laura Kaye said...

I am completely overwhelmed in the best possible way by all the love you guys are showing me and this book. Natalie--Thank you Thank you! To those who are adding to your TBR pile--Yay! Happy reading! To those who have loved and left comments--nothing pleases me more than to know someone found a few moments joy from something I did. (((Hugs to all of you!)))

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER WINNER???

10:55 A.M.: AND THE WINNER IS...DENISE Z!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON SARAH GRIMM'S AFTER MIDNIGHT!

All prizes will be distributed once the event ends!

THANK YOU!

Christi Snow said...

This is such a fun and fabulous giveaway! smiles...

naelany said...

Wow lady, hard to believe it's been 6 months already! Way to go!!

Jary said...

I have just found you and have not read you book earlier. Definately going to pick it up this weekend. I have a trip to FL next week and will be reading it then.

Thanks for the contest.

Veronica Marie Beaumont said...

Happy Anniversary! I found your announcement on The Romance Reviews. Now, I have another book to add to my towering virtual pile. I look forward to it. It looks like a fun read.

Veronica Marie Beaumont said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Laura Kaye said...

Yay! Happy reading everyone!!!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi Laura,
I just won Forever Freed from you a couple of weeks ago. I am about halfway through and loving it. I will be getting Hearts In Darkness next for sure. Keep up the great work. I am loving your story.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Lori Z. said...

Wow, thanks for inviting me to the party! The book looks fantastic - I put on my Goodreads to be read list.

Lori

knitrix29 at gmail dot com

Jennifer Lane said...

Love the chocolate giveaway idea! Congratulations on all of your success. :)

Kathryn Merkel said...

Oh my goodness, what a yummy looking cover. On my books to buy list, that is growing by leaps & bounds.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Laura Kaye said...

Loving all these comments, guys! You're truly making my day!

SO, I'M SENDING SOME BACK ATCHA WITH ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

AND, THE WINNER IS...Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON STEPHANIE DRAVEN'S THE KNIFE'S EDGE!

ALL PRIZES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER THE EVENT!

SO, SO, SO MUCH MORE TO COME! STAY TUNED!

alainala said...

awesome contest. i so wish i could win the chocolate.. lol
love the prizes.. hope i get the chance to win one.. (cept for the amazon one, shipping is horrible through them!!)

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Brinda said...

I loved Hearts in Darkness! I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. :)

Laura Kaye said...

Yay! New commenters--thanks so much! You guys are totally making my day!!!

LET'S DO ANOTHER GIVEAWAY, SHALL WE? SO, THE NEXT WINNER IS...JUNE M.

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON SHARON BUCHBINDER'S DESIRE & DECEPTION!

ALL PRIZES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER THE EVENT!

Keep those comments coming! :)

Cheryl Tardif said...

Congratulations on all your success, Laura, and happy 6 month birthday!

:-) Cheers!

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
bestselling author

Natalie said...

Hope this isn't a duplicate but it didn't tell me it went through. I Love Hearts in Darkness! It's a go to book for getting in the mood!

Laura Kaye said...

Perfect time for Cheryl to drop by, as I've got three copies of her book LANCELOT'S LADY to giveaway! Her are the winners...

1) KATSRUS
2) MARQ
3) alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

CONGRATULATIONS! ALL PRIZES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER THE EVENT!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!!

Calisa Rhose said...

Well Heck. The day's not even half over and I almost missed out! I'm def in the US Laura and you have my email, cmselfridge@gmail.com so put my name in the kitty! Happy 6 month birthday HID!

elaing8 said...

Congrats on the 6 month Birthday of Hearts in Darkness!!
**throws confetti**
Let's celebrate
**looks around** where's the champagne ;)

Katherine said...

Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary. What a great idea to celebrate it. I would have never thought to do this.

Supru said...

Happy 6 months celebration!!!!!!!!
I was following the progress from work and just wanted to come home to check it better!
hugs!

books4me said...

I love, Love, LOVED Hearts of Darkness, Laura! My daughter and hubby would fight me over the chocolate but I don't have to tell them now, do I?! LOL

books4me67 at ymail.com

Laura Kaye said...

Hi Calisa--you're here in plenty of time! Thanks for stopping over!

@elaing8--ooh, why didn't I think of the bubbly??? ;)

@Katherine--I'm great at coming up with ideas for other stuff when I'm supposed to be writing! LOL

@Supru--that's so sweet! :D

@books4me--you TOTALLY don't have to tell them! What happens on Laura's Blog stays on Laura's Blog!

Woohoo! Thanks for all the great comments!

Laura Kaye said...

I MUST SAY, 4:35 SEEMS LIKE A WONDERFUL TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY, DON'T YOU THINK???

SO, THE NEXT WINNER IS...RHIANNA! YOU WON CHRISTI BARTH'S CRUISING FOR LOVE!

CONGRATULATIONS! ALL PRIZES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER THE EVENT!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE GREAT COMMENTS EVERYONE!

Lolarific said...

I just came back by to check in and am glad to see the party's still such a rockin' success! Thanks again for inviting us all to celebrate this day with you!

Donnav1980 said...

Hey Laura

Still hunting for my very own tattoo'd hero lol Cant wait to read all about your continued success.

Donna x

Laura Kaye said...

So many good comments! I'm really enjoying them!

Donnav1980--let me know if you find him!!!

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER WINNER???

TAMARA HOFFA! YOU'RE THE WINNER OF A $5 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE WILD ROSE PRESS! CONGRATULATIONS!

PRIZES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ONCE THE EVENT ENDS!!!

marybelle said...

Congratulations & thank you!!

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

heather said...

Wow, congrats on all the great reviews. I haven't read the book yet but I know the are well deserved :)
chamblinh@gmail.com

TinaBuriedUnderBooks said...

Love-loved-loved this book. Did I say I loved this book? Okay just checking.
My favorite quote: "Aw, hell. I like you, Red. I want to be with you. I want you to argue with me some more. I want to lie in your arms again. I want to touch you."

Dang! I think I need to read this book again-that's how much I loved it!
kamwh1207(at)att(dot)net

alainala said...

wow look at all the comments! and YAY i winned! thanks so much!

Laura Kaye said...

alainala--you won you won! :)

@Tina--thank you for sharing a fave line! That's a GOOD one!

So many great comments!

Now that I'm back from my monthly writer's meeting, how 'bout I pick another winner???

THE WINNER OF SARA BROOKES' RAGGED EDGE IS...Daniela
dany7578 at hotmail dot com

CONGRATULATIONS! PRIZES WILL BE DELIVERED AFTER THE EVENT!

STILL A BIT MORE TIME FOR DOOR PRIZES, SO KEEP THOSE COMMENTS COMING!

Laura said...

Hi, Laura,

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! I LOVE Hearts In Darkness. Hot from begining to end! A Tour de HOT force! Let's see. A favorite. There are many - but one is when Caden decides to turn around and go back. YESSSS!! Take the chance!

Laura DT

Laura Kaye said...

Just 30 minutes left for door prizes on the official book birthday, so it's time to DO ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

THIS TIME THE WINNER IS...TinaBuriedUnderBooks!

YOU WON AJ NUEST'S JEZEBEL'S WISH!

CONGRATULATIONS! ALL PRIZES WILL BE DELIVERED AFTER THE EVENT!

I'VE GOT SOME $5 GIFT CERTIFICATES COMING UP NEXT!

Have I told you how much you all have made my day today??? You have.

GraceDZ said...

I just re-read Hearts in Darkness today. Love it!

Laura Kaye said...

Woot woot, Grace! That's so freaking awesome!

Laura Kaye said...

SO, THE LAST DOOR PRIZE WINNERS OF THE OFFICIAL BIRTHDATE WILL RECEIVE $5 GIFT CERTIFICATES TO MY PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE, THE WILD ROSE PRESS...

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

SWEETMARIE83
JULIE (COMMENT 40)
PATTI P

CONGRATULATIONS! PRIZES WILL BE DELIVERED AFTER THE EVENT!

SweetMarie83 said...

Oh Laura, I love you! lol I'm so excited to have won something, but more importantly, I'm thrilled to have been able to be a small part of the celebration and send you lots of good vibes. :-)

Laura Kaye said...

Even though the official birthdate is over, you can still enter to win the two grand prizes, now through October 23! Comments are still appreciated, so rock on!

:) Thanks so much for this today, guys! Seriously, it means a lot!

Sebrina said...

I'm behind by a day....but had to say that this cover is oh so hot! 1 of my favorite things on a man is a nice strong back! Mmmmm..... :)
sebrina_cassity@yahoo.com

Rhianna said...

Yay! Best book birthday party ever! :D teehee!

Laura Kaye said...

Sebrina--I so agree!!!

Rhianna--thank you! I had/am having a blast! :)

Amanda W. said...

Congratulations!!! and you had me at Dark Chocolate!!! What is there better to munch on while reading? hmmm?

iarvd@yahoo.com

Scorpio1974 said...

Happy 6 month bday to Hearts in Darkness!! =)
WOW what a delicious and fun giveaway!!! I LOVE dark chocolate!! =)

Valerie Long
just.val.1974@gmail.com
Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long - https://www.facebook.com/vsl1974

DANIELA said...

Hay Laura
it was a great party and I even wn something. Thanks!!!!


Daniela.

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments everyone! You made this event fantastic!