Friday, January 4, 2013

Clearing Shelves Giveaway Blog Hop

It is time to do a little spring cleaning at Writer’s Corner.   I am offering three books with some author swag.  The prizes are Paris in Love by Eloisa James, The Chaperone by Laura Morairty, and Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick.
Here is a little about each book:

Crystal Gardens: 

Evangeline Ames came to Little Dixby for rest and relaxation so she could focus on her writing career.   She is taking a break from her regular job as a paid companion working for the Lantern Street Agency. Little did she know that her life would be in danger from a previous case?  Lucas Sebastian has also come to Little Dixby on a different matter to investigate the death of his uncle Chester.  They become involved in an investigation in a case of murder and attempted murder.   Will Lucas accept the help of Ms. Ames and her associates?  There is also this garden that has supernatural energy that hides many secrets.  Can Lucas untangle the secrets of the garden?

Paris in Love:

Eloisa and her family which includes her husband Alessandro and their two children Luca and Anna decide to move to Paris for a year.   Alessandro takes a sabbatical from his work as a college professor and is Italian.   He has family in Italy so they go off to visit them first and then make the drive to Paris.  This journey is narrated by Eloisa James.

Eloisa narrates the story of that year through essays on fashion and French food to short snippets throughout each chapter.   You get a picture of what it is like to live in Paris with children.  She is also very descriptive of the beautiful setting of the city and the many activities to do.

The Chaperone: 

Cora makes the decision to accompany young Louise Brooks on her upcoming journey to New York as her chaperone.  Is she prepared for Louise’s larger than life personality?  Cora also has another reason for going to New York to find out more about her family.  Will she find more than she bargained for in her search?  Cora’s sense of value and propriety are often lost on Louise who causes conflict in their relationship.  Will the two be able to get along in New York or will it be a short trip?

To enter the hop please leave your e-mail below.  You can do something like this:  jenceyg at gmail dot com.  I just need a way to contact you when I announce the winner.  This giveaway is open to US only.

Please see the linky below: 

1 ~I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (US)

2 ~Collettas Kitchen Sink (US)

3 ~Ezmirelda @ PARAFANTASY (US)

4 ~Maureens Musings [US]

5 ~Ems @ In Which Ems Reviews Books (US)

6 ~Panda Reads (US)

7 ~Nicole Sobon - YA Author & Book Blogger (US)

8 ~DanaSquare (US)

9 ~Bibliophilia, Please (US/Can)

10 ~Books With Bite (US)

11 ~Lili Lost in a Book (Int.)

12 ~Just a Booklover (US)

13 ~BookHounds YA (INT)

14 ~BookHounds (INT)

15 ~Sweeping The USA (US)

16 ~Live To Read ~Krystal (INT)

17 ~Addicted 2 Heroines (US)

18 ~Heather Marie Adkins (US)

19 ~Amy @ DJ Librarian Dishes (US)

20 ~Under a Gray Sky - (US)

21 ~Planet Weidknecht (US)

22 ~Books and Needlepoint (US)

23 ~My Devotional Thoughts (U.S.)

24 ~Reviews by Marthas Bookshelf (Intl)

25 ~Wading Through the Ocean of Life (US)

26 ~Always YA at Heart (US)

27 ~Books, Books, The Magical Fruit (US)

28 ~Julie Antonovich Reece (U.S.)

29 ~Deco My Heart (US)

30 ~Confessions of a Vi3tBabe (US)

31 ~Fantasy Book Addict (US Only)

32 ~Books Complete Me (US)

33 ~Geo Librarian (US)

34 ~Auggie-Talk (US)

35 ~From the Bootheel Cotton Patch (US)

36 ~Author Cindy C Bennett (US)

37 ~Simple Wyrdings (US)

38 ~Deal Sharing Aunt (US)

39 ~3 partners in shopping (US)

40 ~Nite Lite Book Reviews (US)

41 ~From the TBR Pile (US)

42 ~Ashley Loves Books (US)

43 ~The Teen Book Guru (Int)

44 ~A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust (US)

45 ~Crossroad Reviews (US)

46 ~Mary @SweepingMe (Int)

47 ~Writers Corner (US)

48 ~The Well-Read Redhead (US)

49 ~Much Ado About Books (US)

50 ~The Readers Commute (US)

51 ~Movies In My Head (US)

52 ~T. Lynne Tolles - Paranormal Romance Author for New Adults (15-115) US

53 ~Alice in Readerland (US)

54 ~Dizneeees World of Books (US/Can)

55 ~ai love books (INT)

56 ~Read for your future (US)

57 ~Caris Book Blog (US)

58 ~Crazy Four Books (US/Can)

59 ~KristyTate (US)

60 ~Long Wait For Isabella (US)

61 ~Nonfiction Finds (US)

62 ~AimeeKays Reviews & Other Randomness (US)

63 ~Mochas, Mysteries and More (US)

64 ~Author Kristina Springer (US)

65 ~Kimberlys Bookshelf (US)

66 ~Romance Meets Life (Int)

67 ~Book Loving Mommy (US)

68 ~Bombarded With Books (US)

69 ~Day by Day in Our World (US)

70 ~Waiting For Wentworth (US)

71 ~The Crafty Book Nerd (Int.)

72 ~Avalon (worldwide)

73 ~Clever Girls Read (US)



  1. snyderyan16(at)gmail(dot)com. I love Amanda quick/jayne ann krentz

  2. Thank you for the giveaway.


  3. Please include me.

  4. thanks for the giveaway.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  5. Great choice in books...I love Eloisa James!!!

    josiehink122026 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I've been wanting to read Eloisa's book forever! Thanks for the opportunity.


  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kayejazz (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jazmin dot luna62 at yahoo dot com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway

    crystaey73 at yahoo dot com

  11. I love Amanda Quick & have been curious about Eloisa's book; I'm not familiar with The Chaperone.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  12. Thanks for the chance...all are new to me so I am excited to read any of them!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! These look like interesting books! michelle(at)momscholar(dot)net

  15. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  16. The books you choose look Awesome!e(dot)sadlersfan(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  19. Awesome giveaway!
    wilsonre09 AT students DOT ecu DOT edu

  20. Thanks so much for the chance and Happy New Year!

  21. puddle_of_light at yahoo dot com
    thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  22. thanks and happy new year!
    gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

  23. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. all three sound good thanks for the hop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  25. Thank you for the giveaway.

  26. Amazing Giveaway!!!

  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Thanks for the giveaway. Have a wonderful day.
    pgan427 at yahoo dot com

  30. BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!!! Need em and want em! Include me!

  31. cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com. THANKS!!!!!

  32. Thank you for entering! I will announce the winner tomorrow after 5pm est.

  33. Thanks for the giveaway!


  34. Thank you for the giveaway!! I'm so excited to see the Eloisa James book in there I love her writing!