Book Crazy Avon Addict Blog Hop (Includes Giveaway!)

by Kristi on December 6, 2012 · 22 comments

Yep, call me book crazy. I think anyone who knows me at all, or has visited this site, already knows that though.

Earlier this year I was selected to be an “Avon Addict” which meant I got early access to amazing books, the ability to chat with other book lovers, and a community of awesome people that I was introduced too. Ooh, not to mention fantastically amazing parties at Mastro’s in Newport Beach! (I was just lucky RWA was held in Anaheim this year!)

Every month we would receive this huge box of books, along with extra to share with other book lovers.

Some of my very favorite authors on my ‘must read‘ shelf are published with Avon.

Julia Quinn – Her books always make me laugh out loud. My old favorite is Romancing Mr Bridgerton. She is quite famous for being one of the first authors to do an 8 book series on all the siblings in her world. Her latest novels are amazingly sweet and funny and she continues to get better and better.

Eloisa James – It’s like Sex in the City in the Regency Period. So awesome. She can’t write a bad book. She even wrote a book about living in Paris for a year and that was fantastic.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips – She writes contemporary romance and I still remember her ‘cereal-killer’ joke in Nobody’s Baby but Mine. Makes me laugh every time but her latest novel just hit all the right buttons.

While I love these ladies, lately I have been reading a lot of Paranormal and New Adult.

The New Adult craze has hit me like a ton of bricks. So I’ve been moving away from historical and regency a bit. The greatest thing about Avon is that they are in all book genres. I’m previewing an amazing book called Losing It right now

Paranormal? Ahh, Avon has two crack-like series that I just can’t get away from.

The first one is Juliana Stone’s League of Guardian’s which is new out this year and just captured my interest. With sorcerers, vampires, witches, the fallen, and warriors protecting the world… well, I love reading about new worlds. You throw in all the usual love, betrayal, angst but put it in a fantastic new world. Yea, I love it.

My ABSOLUTE favorite lately though is Joss Ware. Beyond the Night came out in 2010 with video trailers, a website, and all this cool stuff. Book #2 and #3 came out within the next month or two. I was HOOKED.

So imagine that floods, earthquakes, everything like that came through and adjusted the wold world. Las Vegas has a coastal beach view. The earth is off it’s axis. It’s the apocalypse. However, a group of men who were cave hunting in Sedona somehow were buried and went into a deep sleep… for FIFTY YEARS. They came out unharmed but with some peculiar new abilities. Finding out about their new world was their first priority, and finding out about a mysterious group of strangers who also have special abilities. As well as finding out more about how exactly the ‘end of the world’ was helped along by these mysterious Strangers.

It’s a great world. Great series. I highly recommend it. I also love the fact that a lot of these books are on sale right now, Kindle version, for $4.74 instead of $7.99 so you should rush and go buy them! They rock!


WINNER: Emily M – you won! I emailed you!

GIVEAWAY: Paperback version of Book 1 (Beyond the Night) in the Envy Chronicles by Joss Ware. UNLESS, you have already read it, in which case, let me know which one you haven’t read yet (that is currently published) and that one will be sent out, courtesy of Avon Publishing/Harper Collins!

Please comment below with your favorite paranormal/apocalyptic/fantasy book that you have read lately to be entered to win.

Give a second comment if you went to Facebook and ‘liked’ Avon Romance because they rock, have great contests, and give away free books all the time.

Annnddd, tomorrow be sure to visit Alpha Hero’s to learn more about Avon Addicts and another possible giveaway. 🙂 We are doing a full month of Avon Craziness! Or visit the full list for the entire month of madness.

Details: Contest ends at midnight, December 6th. Winner will be emailed and asked for their mailing address. No babies harmed in the writing of this blog. Smiles required. Have a happy holiday!


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy Conley December 6, 2012 at 1:57 am

Kristi,OMG the one genre of book I just can NOT read anymore is the paranormal!!! I guess because of my advanced years, I’ve “been there, done that” type thing. I used to read all of them in my younger day, but these days, give me a good old fashioned romance, PLEASE! I don’t even really care if it is historical or not, although I do prefer them. Comtemporary Southern Chick Lit is another faorite of mine, just not the paranormal, please? Just totally and completely burnt out on them, and if they lean toward sci-fi I am even less interested in them. Is that bad, or what? I really shouldn’t complain since a free/won book is a free/won book and I do know people who love this genre, just not me. I end up donating all the paranormals to my library, which they love getting, and I love giving them since their paperback section has dwindled to almost nothing anymor So I promise if I win, I’ll donate it to the library, and then lots of people who DO love paranormals can have the chance to read it. 🙂

2 BlithelyBookish Reviews December 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

Great post, KristiBug! I’m a fellow addict… addictress? Anyway, I’m intrigued by your love of Joss Ware’s series and can’t wait to check it out!

3 May December 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

Julia, Eloisa and Susan are my must buy writers too! 🙂

I like Hungar Games… Also the Rachel Caine novels…

4 Amy Valentini December 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

Spreading the word today and I’m quite surprised that no one has entered to win such an amazing book. Don’t enter me, Kristi, I’ve already got my copy.
I’m still jealous that you got to meet everyone at Avon and all our fave authors this summer!! Thanks for sharing. : )
Amy Valentini´s last blog post ..Wacky Wednesday: A Visit With KC KLEIN, Author Extraordinaire of TEXAS WIDE OPEN

5 Carey Sabala December 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

Thanks so much for such an amazing giveaway and blog. My favorite book of all time is Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I’ve spread the word, fb, tweeted and everything else, LOL. I’m good on the book doll and just spreading the addict love but I actually haven’t read beyond the night. Big hugs!

6 Lily B December 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

Oh gosh I hope I don’t have to pick one, but my most favorite paranormal recently has been charley davidson series, fever series, dresden files and night huntress <3
Lily B´s last blog post ..Small Holiday Giveaway

7 MommyIves December 6, 2012 at 9:38 am

Just hopping on by 🙂 Great review, don’t enter me! I am sharing with my followers now 🙂
MommyIves´s last blog post ..SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY- REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!

8 Lily B December 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

I also had liked avon romance on facebook a while back <3 under lily pond reads
Lily B´s last blog post ..Small Holiday Giveaway

9 Elizabeth H. December 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

My Dave paranormal book that I’ve read lately is Lord’s Fall by These Harrison. I think what I loved most was how the author’s writing style has changed and become more polished from the first book in the series. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVED the first book but it was just a delight to see her writing style mature and made me enjoy the book all the more!! And who doesn’t love dragons?

ehaney578 at AOL dot com

10 Elizabeth H. December 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

I also “like” Avon’s Facebook page!

FB name: Elizabeth Haney

ehaney578 at AOL dot com

11 Ann Lorz December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’m just stopping by to see a fellow Avon Addicts Blog. Nice job!

12 Keslynn December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

My favorite paranormal recent read is Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready. It’s the 4th and final book in her WVMP series, and I love all the books.

13 Janie McGaugh December 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I love Urban Fantasy but haven’t read Joss Ware, yet.

14 Emily M December 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I’m totally addicted to Kristin Callihan’s Darkest London series (Firelight and Moonglow)! The third book, Winterblaze, is coming in February – I can’t wait!

15 Emily M December 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Oh – and I ‘like’ Avon Romance on FB 🙂

16 ki pha December 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Love Avon books and authors!! I guess I need to be more active to become an Avon Addict-tress. Sable Grace’s Bedeviled was the first paranormal book I have read so it was a great book.

17 bn100 December 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Lover reborn by JR Ward

18 donnas December 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I havent read Joss Ware’s series yet, but I love paranormal and UF.

19 donnas December 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Liked on Facebook – Donna S

20 Leah Weller December 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I recently read A Sliver Of Shadow by Allison Pang and she definitely pulled me into a new to me genre! Loved it!

I’m a fan of Avon Romance on Facebook.


21 Natasha December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

My favorite paranormal read is any of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris or the Charley Davidson books by Darynda Jones. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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