Monday, February 6, 2012

Follower Lurrrrvvvvvv

I love my followers almost as much as I love free e-books. 
You know what else I love. NEW followers.

I'm very excited to do my very first blog hop. Thanks to I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and Rachael Renee Anderson for hosting the blog hop. This one is HUGE and I'm so glad you made it all the way down to little number 196 (or where ever my blog is listed now - pretty far down the list. Phew!)

Click here for the linky to all the other hippity hoppity blogs. 

For most of you this is your first visit to Amy Denim's 365 days, 365 Free E-books. So here's the gist.
I'm poor. 
I'm a reading addict. 
I got a Kindle for Christmas. 
I download free e-books for it.

But there are A LOT of free ebooks available, not only from Amazon, but other places too.How is one to choose which books to get and which to skip?

That's where I come in.

Almost everyday, I download around ten-ish e-books from various sources. I read one and put up a review letting you know whether to One-Click it (which is the fast and easy way to download from Amazon) or to skip it. 
I pepper these posts with advice for authors, recommendation on whether to check out other books, and my own personal rants.
The days I don't review a free book I post resources to find free e-book (Did you know you can get them from your local neighborhood library too) or my own downloads of the day. 

I'm a Romance writer (proud member of RWA, my local Colorado chapter and Rainbow Romance Writers), so most of the books featured are my favorite genre. I like to throw in some YA, general fiction and even a couple of non-fiction books just for fun every once in a while.

I also try to do at least one giveaway a month.
The nature of free ebooks is here today gone tomorrow, so a majority of my giveaways are spur of the moment. Best way to find out about them...subscribe. (surprised aren't you?)

The giveaways so far were:
A paperback copy of Jean M. Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear 
(I'm and Earth's Children Ambassador)

5 Kindle copy of SEAL of my Dreams by a truckload of Romance Authors 
(proceeds benefit Veterans Research Corporation, a non-profit fundraiser for veterans' medical research)

A Kindle Copy of Marie Sexton's Cinder 
A CinderFella story--it's all fun and games until somebody loses a shoe...  

For the Follower Love Blog hop giveaway I'm offering you, my lovely new readers, a choice of one of the newest releases from some of my favorite Romance authors (who all happen to be chapter mates of mine)

PRIZE: Your choice of one of the following Kindle books/two pack:
Click on the book covers to go straight to Amazon for description (or if you can't wait and wanna buy it right now!) 

An Illustrated Time Travel Regency Historical
The Rake and the Recluse two pack from Jenn LeBlanc
FREEDOM : The Rake and the Recluse : Part One (a time travel romance) (The Rake And The Recluse : A serial novel)FOUND : The Rake and the Recluse : Part Two (a time travel romance) (The Rake And The Recluse : A serial novel)

Contemporary Paranormal
Finding Ms Wright, an anthology by ML Guida, Hillary Seidl and Lori Corsentino
Finding Ms. Wright

Futuristic Fantasy
Centauri Midnight by Cynthia Woolf
Centauri Midnight, Book 3 Centauri Series, a sci-fi romance

A Contemporary Cowboy
Rodeo Queen by Helen Hardt
Rodeo Queen

A Secret Baby Contemporary (I love me a secret baby...)
Cart Before the Horse by Bernadette Marie
Cart Before The Horse

A Friends of Animals Contemporary
Starlight Rescue by Leslee Breene
Starlight Rescue

A Contemporary Cowboy
A Sexy Cowboy Two pack from Joanne Kennedy
Cowboy FeverOne Fine Cowboy

Romantic Suspense
Breaking Point (I-Team) by Pamela Clare
**Update** Breaking Point has just been awarded AAR's Reader Poll for Best Romantic Suspense. Congrats Pam!
Breaking Point (I-Team)

A Scottish Historical Time Travel (Whew, that's a mouthful)
Warrior's Redemption by Melissa Mayhue
Warrior's Redemption

And just because I loved it, I'm offering this one again.
A Fairytale Retelling
Cinder by Marie Sexton

Oh my! You say. What do I have to do to win one of these books?  Tick the boxes on the Rafflecopter below and do what it tells you to, silly.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be drawn at random on Feb 15th (later in the day, let me recover from my Valentine's chocolate hangover first) and notified via email. 

Let the free e-books roll!


  1. I would love a copy of Cinder by Marie Sexton!! This book sounds amazing!

  2. I would prefer the Rake and the Recluse 2-pack

  3. These look like great books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Cinder by Marie Sexton sounds so cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Warrior's Redemption by Melissa Mayhue
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  6. Oh, these look great!

    I'd say I'd like the contemporary cowboy books or the fairy tale retelling. You have made it hard to choose!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  7. I would love to read Cinder, I have heard great things about it.

    scampbell96 at hotmail dot com

  8. It's a hard choice but I would really like Cinder by Marie Sexton.

  9. I'd like Pamela Clare's book if I win.

  10. I would love Centauri Midnight by Cynthia Woolf

  11. Warrior's Redemption by Melissa Mayhue
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  12. Cinder sounds good as I like fairy tale retellings.

  13. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
    I'd like to win "Cinder" Love fairytales.
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  14. This is a hard one to choose.. I think I would like Finding Ms Wright... :-)

  15. I would love a chance to read Cinder.

  16. I would like Breaking Point, it looks awesome.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  17. The Cowboy two pack would be great. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Book choice: Breaking Point


  19. Scottish historical time travel

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  20. If I were to win, I would pick The Rake and the Recluse.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  21. The Rake and the Recluse two pack from Jenn LeBlanc! Awesome giveaway. Thanks!

    mary_reiss @

  22. Contemp. cowboy books, thanks for the chance

    Jolene A

  23. Congratulations to Mary! You won The Rake and The Recluse Two Pack from Jenn LeBlanc! Yippee!