Thursday, December 10, 2009

Daily Dose Holiday Blog Giveaway: Frolic and Play, the Paranormal Way

Good morning, the weather outside is truly getting frightful as the cold snap seems to be here to stay in the United States. It was 25 degrees Fahrenheit in Texas yesterday morning -- brrrrr cold. But we've been handing out some hot books to ward off the chill all week and today is no exception. Joining us for today's giveaway is author Shirin Dubbin.

I met Shirin via Twitter over the summer when her book Keeper of the Way released. The story was delightful and the author even more so. I now count Shirin among my very dearest friends, few others out there really get me and she is definitely one that does. We often joke we're sisters from another mother. Her giveaway today is a wonderful combination of fae and vamps and weres, oh my! So let's frolic and play, the paranormal way! All books will be sent via Buy This Ebook For A Friend option on Fictionwise.

Check out the great eBooks that Shirin has picked out:

Keeper of the Way

Aftermath cleaner, Nia Mora, is destined to die--tonight. Severin, the inscrutable and utterly delicious harbinger of death has already arrived to bear witness? but damn his duty. He will not stand by and watch. Not when Nia Mora may be the Fae's last hope of survival. Damn Severin and his heroic delusions. Fae-tech mogul, Zan Wynn, is equally drawn to Nia'Mora and as the quintessential--yes, those are your panties dropping--bad boy he can't be bothered to play fair. Oblivious to her doom, Nia Mora's concern is for the missing Way, the very essence of the Fae and the reason they are trapped in the mortal world. That and the small matter of remaining single when she can't deny Severin's power over her or Zan Wynn's hypnotic pull. But is the nefarious Wynn a second potential mate or the prelude to her destruction?

Blood Vice

Business has never been better for hit man Karl Vance. Boston is awash in mafia blood, and Vance has a certain fondness for blood. He's a master vampire--one of the most powerful of his kind. Having sworn to never again feed on the blood of innocents, Karl preys instead on Boston's criminal underworld. Which makes him a valuable asset to those who deal in death. Maria Ricardi intends to use that asset to its full extent in order to gain power within her patriarchal crime family. Vance thinks he's been hired to keep track of the family's princess, but she's got a plan to get her hands dirty and earn the respect she deserves. And she's not above using their instant attraction to get what she wants. That driving ambition draws the attention of a rival clan's newest and most dangerous 'consultant.' Alejandro Delgado, Vance's centuries-old nemesis. Delgado zeroes in on the one chink in Vance's armor--his fondness for the headstrong Maria. When she becomes enslaved by Delgado's unnatural kiss, only one thing is certain. Vance has to decide which he wants more. To settle the score--or rescue her soul.

Moon Called
Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

The Rules

1. You comment on the blog in order to be entered into the drawing.
2. You must include whom you want to give the gift too. You do not have to name names or post their email information, just a short blurb about what they mean to you or why it’s important they receive it. You can be a real secret Santa as well.
3. Each drawing will last 24 hours unless otherwise noted. (7 a.m. to 7 a.m. CST)
4. Winners will be notified by email so make sure I have that or access to it via your profile. Upon notification, you let me know whom the gift is going to.
5. You may only win one giveaway, once you win one you cannot enter into anymore.
6. Spread the holiday cheer for everyone celebrating Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Christmas and more.

Let Shirin Dubbin and the Daily Dose be a part of your holiday plans. Enter to win this fantastic book for someone you love! Entries close at 7 a.m. Central on Friday, December 11.


  1. Could Shirin BE MORE COOL?
    I just came to show some love because she's so awesome. If I were planning a party with all the most fabulous women I know, both Shirin and Heather would be there.

  2. What a great bunch of books! I would like to nominate my Mum because she never treats herself and is so caring for others. She definitely needs a nice surprise.

    Happy Holidays
    Anna Shah Hoque

  3. Please count me in! I've read Moon Called and love it!! I would like to give Keeper of the Way and Blood Vice to this lovely lady because I know for a fact that she is a fantasy addict and so will make her day!!

    I'm an old follower.

    Re-posted your contest at:

    mischivusfairy-inbox12 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  4. Just wanted to drop in and show my support... I would love to give Shirin and Patricia's book to one of my favorite ladies on twitter. I haven't read Keith's book yet but would love to.

    Thanks for this amazing contest!


  5. Great blog and even better contest! I've read Keep of the Way many times (big fan of Shirin) and have thoroughly enjoyed it! Those other books sound really intriguing as well. I think that would be a great gift for my sister, Kellie, because she is an avid reader and that is a gift we've shared since childhood. Books are the one thing that we've always been able to bond over.

  6. These books look awesome. In lieu of my birthday, I'd like to win them for my own reading pleasure.

    Thank you for the entry, and contest.


  7. My dear friend Lisa has been through hell this past year with the death of her mother and her father-in-law, and several others close to her family. She also suffers from Fibromyalgia. Chronic pain flare ups and depression are her constant companions. Many days, she buries herself in books. She doesn't write, herself, but has befriended many an author. Lately, she is running short on things to read. I would love to be able to gift her a ton of books, but unfortunately, with this year of tightening the belt and cinching up purse strings I am unable to do so. All I've been able to give her is laughs, but I wish I could give her so much more, because despite all the odds she is one of the most positive people in my life. Even if I can't find a way to expand her library, I feel it important to share just how much this wonderful woman means to me, not just during the holidays, but every single day of my life.

  8. I'd give this book to my daughter. She enjoys these types of books.

  9. I think my husband would enjoy this book.

  10. I'd like to give these to one of my good friends who's been meaning to get into these types of books, but hasn't had the motivation to search for good ones. :)

  11. Hi Everyone,

    I am thrilled so many of you signed on to give this gift, both here and over on Fresh Fiction. Thank you!! And I want to thank Heather for giving me the opportunity to give a gift that actually does keep on giving! =grin=

    @Lisa Pietsch *mwah!*

    I wish I could give out a few more copies of my book but my publisher would kill me. So I'll just have to announce our winner.


    And the winner is: "What a great bunch of books! I would like to nominate my Mum because she never treats herself and is so caring for others. She definitely needs a nice surprise."
    ~Anna Shah Hoque

    Anna, I've sent you an email request for a bit more info and the books will be on their way.

    Happy Holidays to all! You've made my day.
    (holiday rhyming can strike at any moment. please beware.)