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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Take it to the Stars supports the Science Fiction Romance Holiday Blitz!



The holiday season upon us, and that means 2010 is simmering just below the horizon. Start your New Year off right with a chance to score a FREE read in one of the hottest up and coming genres around—Science Fiction Romance!

Here’s the scoop: 12 bloggers have teamed up with 17 authors for your chance to win over 30 SFR books. Whether you’re new to the genre, or a fan looking to add to her collection, this event is for you.

Best of all, it’s dead simple to enter: There are no quizzes to answer, no hoops to jump.

For your chance to win a print copy of Prism Award winner DARK NEST by Leanna Renee Hieber, all you have to do is leave a comment for this post. Print book prizes are limited to U.S. residents. The deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, December 11, 2009. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 12, 2009.

But don’t stop here! Increase your chances of winning even more books by visiting all of the participating blogs.

It’s easy: Just click on one of the links to the participating bloggers below. Make sure to leave a comment on the post titled “SFR Holiday Blitz.” From there, you can then jump to the next blog. There’s a wide variety of books to win so why miss out?

Alien Romances
Dirty Sexy Books
Ella Drake
Enduring Romance
Flying Whale Productions
Lisa Paitz Spindler
Love Romance Passion
SciFiGuy
Spacefreighters Lounge
Take It To The Stars
The Galaxy Express
Queen of the Frozen North

Please drop by and check out our participating authors sites:

Ann Aguirre
Katherine Allred
Margaret L. Carter
Rowena Cherry
Ella Drake
Jess Granger
Susan Grant
Nathalie Gray
Leanna Renee Hieber
Claire Delacroix
Barbara Elsborg
Susan Kearney
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Karin Shah
Linnea Sinclair
Susan Sizemore
Ann Somerville

Have fun and may the force, uh, may you be lucky--no? *scratches head*

Good luck, Skiffy Romers!
Dawn

107 comments:

Cy Korte said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - sending wishes for good health and good books in the upcoming year!

tayluca said...

I'm an avid Romance reader and slightly more than occasional SciFi reader. I only very recently discovered SciFiRomace genre books and I'm very interested in reading more. I'll be crossing my fingers in hopes of a few freebies to help the pocketbook out a little. :)

Also, what an awesome way to publicize these great blogs. There are many that I haven't ever visited before, enjoying the tour de blogs!

Jade said...

SFR Holiday Blitz--Happy Holidays!

Janicu said...

Oh I want to read DARK NEST. Please add my name to the hat. :)

Rowena Cherry said...

I've never visited Take it to the Stars before, but I'm bookmarking it from now on.

I'm one of the participating authors/bloggers and would like visitors to know that Alien Romances (http://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com) is giving away eight books donated by Susan Kearney, Linnea Sinclair, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Susan Sizemore, Margaret L Carter, and yours truly, Rowena Cherry (two of us are giving away 2 books).

Patti said...

What a wonderful contest - I'm new to this genre and this is a great opportunity to give it a try! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

D L Jackson said...

I'd like to add a great big thanks to Heather for coordinating this event and all she did to put this together. Another great big thank you goes out to all the fantastic sci-fi rom authors who donated their books and time to promo the genre.
I know nothing is more precious than an author's time. We treasure it.
And thank you, readers, for keeping the genre alive and helping us to launch it "To the Stars."
Now go forth and win yourself some freebies.

throuthehaze said...

Great contest! Thanks :)

Erotic Horizon said...

Thanks for the contest - put my name in as well..

E.H>

joder said...

Thanks for hosting the SFR Holiday Blitz! I'm very excited by the selection of books being offered!

Flick said...

Welcome to TiTTS everyone - we didn't realize what the intials of our site would spell when it was started. But you won't forget it now, will you!! This is a great giveaway with great books - one of mine included.

barbara elsborg

Flick said...

oops that sounded big headed - I didn't mean mine was great - well I'd like to think it was but--doh!

Jennifer Leeland said...

YAY! The SFR Holiday blitz is such an awesome idea. *crosses finger* I'm hoping for some early Christmas presents.

Charlotte McClain said...

Wow, this book looks like a winner! I have my fingers crossed too.

D L Jackson said...

A winner indeed. Dark Nest won a Prism award.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Great contest! Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

ilona said...

Please add my name to the hat - I really want to win this one :D

Jess said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great holiday reading!

--JB Hunt

Miri said...

I am traditionally a historical romance genre fan, but I would love the opportunity to get acquainted with this area of romance! Sign me up for SFR Holiday Blitz!

Laurie Green said...

[Quietly removes herself from the compeition on this blog because she's 1) a co-blogger and 2) hosting SFR books on another site.]

*waves to Dawn, Barbara and Arlene*

*offer hot chocolate and biscochitos to all the visitors*

Barbara mentioned her amazing book LUCY IN THE SKY is available, and you can find it on Spacefreighters Lounge. I can tell you it's a fun, fantabulous read. It's also an e-book so it's available to those outside the US (though you must be over 18.)

Kerith said...

This contest is a great way to see other blogs. I love Romance novels, and blogging really helps me to find the good stuff to read.

Please sign me up for theSFR Holiday Blitz.

Thank You!

palmetto said...

This contest has me filling my Google Reader up full of new blogs. So much fun!

Janet said...

Happy Holidays - count me in!

Lana B said...

I love the way you are all working together to increase traffic to everyone, and offering free books at the same time? Wonderful!

L2 said...

This is just a great contest all around. And we get to find new blogs too!

JC Jones said...

I would love to win. Contest is a great idea.

Olivia said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - Good luck to all.

Cybercliper said...

I would so love to read Dark Nest and a big thanks to all the great authors for their generosity!!!

StephS said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great books!

Camilla said...

SFR Holiday Blitz
Great contest..the book's look great too...

Camilla said...

Okay, I am a ditz, reposting now that I am signed into the google account.
Great idea, it is fun to tour all these blogs!!

donnas said...

I would love to be included. Thanks!!

Pamk said...

please enter me inthis contest. would love to win a new to me author.

s7anna said...

I couldn't resist entering b/c I'm hoping an ebook version will be available...I'm in Canada people...right next door *pouting*. Good Luck to everyone.

Happy Holidays
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

aries18 said...

Happy Holidays to all!
I've been reading sci fi all my life and would love the chance to find some new and exciting authors. I can't afford to buy many books so this would be a great thing for me. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sybylla said...

SFR Holiday Blitz is a great idea.

Bella said...

"SFR Holiday Blitz"

omg!!! I've heard such great things about Leanna Renee Hieber's "Strangely Beautiful..." book, so I'm really excited about the possibility of getting this one. loving this awesome contest! please count me in; I’d love to win any (or all, lol!)of these books :D

Adele said...

SFR Holiday Blitz - Would love to have my name tossed into the running.

This is such a cool contest!

Nels said...

Thanks for hosting (part of) the contest, and link to all the other blogs!

catie james said...

Oh I would so love to win/read DARK NEST! OMG I'm dying to read Ms. Heiber's debut. I definitely plan to do so before the year's end. Thanks so much for being a part of the SF Romance Blitz. I'm having a fantastic time visiting all the blogs and leaving comments. I hope this becomes an annual event, w/or w/o prizes.

catherinejames77(at)gmail(d0t)c0m

Julie said...

SFR Holiday Blitz
Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays! :)

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Please enter me in the SFR Holiday Blitz!... I think I feel the force.. right behind me... ah.. naw.. that's just lucky *wink*

Miranda

Justine said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Thanks for being a participating blog & sharing the fun!

Shayla Kersten said...

Yay SFR holiday blitz! Happy holidays!

TINTMYLF said...

Happy holidays

Jake Lsewhere said...

I haven't really known about the SFR subgenre before, but these look like good reads.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

would so love to win the SFR Holiday Blitz! thanks for the opportunity!

cvs said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Kindlekat said...

SFR Holiday Blitz!!!

Glad to be a reader! Thanks so much for all you do and your generosity!

Graeme said...

Count me in! I love finding out about new authors and genres in SF.

Happy Holidays!

emjay-dee said...

SFR Holiday Blitz? Count me in!

Mischa said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

This would be a wonderful christmas present. :-)

Anonymous said...

Please include me in all the SFR Holiday Blitz excitement!
I am in it to win it!
dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

rebelaessedai said...

Thanks so much for supporting this! Happy New Year!

tanita davis said...

SFR Holiday Blitz sounds like fun. Thanks for the heads up.

flip said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Happy Holiday

Samantha said...

Thanks to all the authors and bloggers doing this, very fun idea.

kenderkg said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Well if the cover art reflects the inside these books sizzle. Thanks for the contest and happy holidays.
Kender...

Lizbeth said...

SFR is new to me having only heard of the subgenre today, but now that I know it exists I'll look for some of these books in my local bookstore to see if they appeal to an old-fashioned reader of old fashioned science fiction.

Curt Phillips
Virginia

Gary said...

“SFR Holiday Blitz”

There is a brief dns blip in the Internet and I was taken to another site instead of here at first.

Wow, sometimes reaching BibleCollegeOnline.Com is an odd definition of SF romance.

Anoush said...

Happy Holidays.

Thanks you for this contest! =)

Sara said...

SFR is my fave genre! Go SFR Holiday Blitz!

tylerhilsabeck said...

Happy Holidays! SFR Holiday Blitz

The Story Cottage said...

This SFR Holiday Blitz could give me a chance to experience SFR. Thanks

jedisakora said...

SFR Holiday Blitz” -- Happy Holidays and good luck to everyone. I'd love to win as well. ^^

jedisakora@msn.com

delitealex said...

sfr holiday blitz-happy holidays everyone

Mitzi H. said...

SFR Holiday Blitz....please enter me too!!! Thank you for the fun Christmas Giveaway and Happy Holidays to All!!!

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

orangehands said...

SFR Holiday Blitz: Thanks for the contest and Happy Holidays!

Mike said...

Not a US resident, but supporting the genre and the contest!

Melissa said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Thanks for the opportunity to expand my horizons!

Beth said...

Thanks for hosting this contest.

audeojude said...

very cool, im in :)

Rue said...

This is such a great contest. Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Vicki said...

SFR Holiday Blitz-what a great idea! Thanks for giving us this opportunity to win and Happy Holidays!

Radcliffe said...

SFR Holiday Blitz is great!

Grace said...

This “SFR Holiday Blitz” idea is great! Thanks and happy holidays.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks so much for this great contest!

~Nicole

lmasset said...

I am new to SFR and can't get enough. Love the blogs and the contests, like SFR Holiday Blitz, are great fun! Here's hpoing everyone has a fabulous holiday!

Stephen said...

SFR Holiday Blitz
Thanks for the chance to win such fun books!

Arlene said...

I've been happily following this and will thrown in my comment what a terrific job you guys have done setting this up. Laurie, you are amazing. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm with all of us.

dansparks said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

This sounds great!

AnnaM. said...

SFR Holiday Blitz!


doxisrcool@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me into your SFR Holiday Blitz contest. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

E.L.F.

LionelZivan said...

SFR Holiday Blitz -
Happy holidays and happy reading to all!

Kimberly B. said...

I'm really enjoying this contest you guys have put together. I hope that it will bring awareness of SFR to many new readers, and I hope I'll get to read some new authors myself! Happy Holidays!

roswellgray said...

I SOOO want to win this.

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Hey Take it to the Stars!

THANKS for hosting my book!!! You're such lovely hostesses!

I'm so thrilled to be a part of this SFR blitz - what a great idea, thanks for being a part of it!

I'm thrilled by the responses, thanks everyone for your interest!

If you can't get enough of contests, I just launched one at my website, winner will win the 8 CD set of the audio book of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Gothic Victorian Fantasy Romance / A B&N Bestseller!) so check out www.leannareneehieber.com/contests

Blessings and keep in touch!

Leanna Renee Hieber
www.twitter.com/leannarenee

Laurie Green said...

Oh, I've heard great things about this book too, Leanna. Thanks for letting us know about the contest. :)

Star Shadow said...

So very exciting love the genre and fantastic idea for a giveaway!
Happy Holidays!!!

twolilstarz@gmail.com

Pauline B Jones said...

Many thanks to the authors and blogs involved in this great contest to highlight a genre that I love to read and write! If you win a book and like it, tell someone, please. :-)

Pauline Baird Jones
THE KEY, avail now
GIRL GONE NOVA, 4, 2010

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the contest. I am new to SFR and I'm looking forward to trying it out!

Jody said...

Yay. Sign me in for the free book. Happy Holidays.

Mary said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

I'd love to get my hands on these titles. I'm writing my first novel now and suspect it would be marketed as a science fiction romance. But I definitely need to research this genre and find some great, comparable novels.

Thanks for this contest!

Mary M-S.

Anne said...

Leanna Renee Hieber is a new author for me, I'd love to read her book.

Trishe said...

Please add my name to the list, I love this genre and need new authors to read.

susgod said...

I enjoy Lois McMaster Bujold's Science Fiction Romance novels. I'd like to try DARK NEST by Leanna Renee Hieber.

Jeana said...

SFR Holiday Blitz Rocks!

Thanks so much for the contest. Happy Holidays!

Meg said...

Cool idea. Count me it!

flchen1 said...

Thank you for the intro to another new-to-me author! Enjoying this contest to celebrate the holidays and SFR!

Spherical Time said...

I'll enter, cheers!

vvb32 reads said...

yay for scifi.
thanks,
vvb32 at yahoo.com

Madd said...

I want in! SFR is great.

Andrea said...

SFR Holiday Blitz!

Great contest and I'm glad I discovered your blog.

Lisa said...

Happy Holidays

Anonymous said...

I have always loved Susan Sizemore, catherine Spangler and Justine Davis. I just was not aware of a scifi romance genre. I am now looking into this area and hope to come up with a plethora of new books to read!!! Thank you for the contest.
Kea Barnica
(paradox101@msn.com)

D L Jackson said...

Take it to the Stars would like to thank all the readers, authors and blog owners who participated in this event. A special thanks goes out to Leanna Renee Hieber, for her donation of her award winning story, Dark Nest. We'll be wrapping up at midnight, so you still have time to drop your name in the hat. Don't miss out on a chance to get this fantastic read.
Good luck.
Dawn

LaTessa said...

SFR Holiday Blitz

Happy Holiday. Thanks for the contest