Monday, June 29, 2009

Countdown to Branded By Fire: 8 days to go!

Winners! The random numbers have rolled and the winners are:

Ang From Oz - Yasmine Galenorn's Demon Mistress
Megan - Angels' Blood

Congratulations!
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Branded By Fire
releases July 7th and I'm throwing a cyber launch party to celebrate!

Thanks to my wonderful editor & my super-duper abilities at ordering and hoarding books *grin*, there ar
e going to be lots of awesome giveaways.

Today, I'm
giving away a copy of Demon Mistress by Yasmine Galenorn and a copy of Angels' Blood by yours truly.

How to enter? Easy. Just leave a comment with your answer to the day's burning question. If you already have one of the books being given away, please let me know so I can make sure everyone gets new reads.

BUT this time around, I'll give you a way to get in a second entry. Or a third... ;-) If you invite folks to the party (through blogs, twitter, etc), and leave a note about or a link to your invite, I'll give you one more shot at the day's prize(s). If you told a friend, just have your friend(s) mention your name in their comment so I know you invited them.

So invite everyone! However, please be polite - no hounding friends who aren't in the party mood. This is all about having fun :-)

All contests will be drawn twenty-four hours after they post. Please make sure you swing back to check if you've won.

Now, onto today's question: Which romance novel hero would you like to find alive and gift-wrapped on your doorstep?

Subliminal message: You know you want to say Riley Kincaid from Branded By Fire, Riley Kincaid, Riley Kincaid...

112 comments :

twalls said...

Ummm...Riley Kincaid! :) Seriously, any hero from the Psy/Changeling series would make me extremely happy. Thanks for having another party, Nalini! It's always a great time.

twalls said...

Whoops! I forgot to add I already own Angels' Blood. Thanks!

jeanette8042 said...

I would love Acheron!! It would definitely be an interesting experience=)
Wonderful contest you have and I already own Angels' Blood. Can't wait for the next one in your series!

J.K. Coi said...

Can't wait for Branded by Fire! Very excited!!

I've re-tweeted your countdown details.

Chris said...

I, too, also own Angel's Blood!

Mmmm... Acheron. Or, huh, Riley Kincaid? ;) Or Ranger. Mmmm... Ranger...

Tina said...

Riley Kincaid! Maybe I'll get him before Mercy finds out - and beats me up! But like twalls said, any hero from the Psy/Changeling world would be more then welcome to land in my doorstep (Lucas, Judd, Kaleb...)

Tina

Kimberly B. said...

Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series (I haven't seen True Blood, so I don't know whether the actor who plays him would change my mind). Thanks!

orannia said...

Decisions, decisions :)

Hmmmm. Well, while Lucas is oh so tempting (and also oh so taken :), I will have to go for Kaleb...although Dmitri is also tempting :)

Thank you for the wonderful contest Nalini and all the best with the release of Branded by Fire!

chichaihana said...

Whoo Riley! Yummmmmmmmm!

Lol... or Jericho Barrons or V'lane...

Jacinthe T. said...

tough question...
I have to agree with Kimberly B. Eric Northman

She's A Mystery said...

I would love Acheron to show up on my doorstep.

I already own Angel's Blood

Danae said...

Which romance novel hero would you like to find alive and gift-wrapped on your doorstep?

Knox de Valois from the Prophecy series...i don't know if you'd call it romance but he does have a hot bod and likes to bite the lower lip :-)

Carol Storm said...

Ahem! Fatin sent me, and she's awesome, so please give any rewards, commendations, or blue ribbons to her! I haven't read any of your books yet, but if the legendary Mad4Rombks loves them they must be great!

chickamoo-rnb said...

i would love to have Acheron, yummy and will twitt the link for you.

Alexia561 said...

Have a strange compulsion to answer Riley Kincaid from Branded By Fire, Riley Kincaid, Riley Kincaid...*L*

Wouldn't kick Roarke by J. D. Robb off my doorstep either!

Am sending out a tweet about your contest as well.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have this strange, almost supernatural urge, to say Riley Kincaid! ;-) As it is, I think Lucas, because he was the first to steal my heart. Who knew I loved Changelings till I read his story??? LOL There are so many wonderful heros in the world it's impossible to choose only one. Nirel from 'Were Hawk, nearly ANY Nora Roberts hero, all those vampire guys and enhanced military men...demons even...Man, the choices! I'm looking forward to each and every new hero you write! =D Nikki4RLS@aol.com

@susanmpls said...

Vaughn. All that jaguar hotness and an artist to boot. Yum, yum, yum.

But I have to complain that Mercy & Riley's story is still 8 days away. I'm dying here. And after reading a blog review...gah! The agony of waiting. It's worse than Christmas for a 5 year old.(ok, maybe not *quite* that bad., but darn close.)

I already own Angel's Blood and have passed it along to a colleague who LOVE LOVE LOVED it. (& lucky girl, she gets Slave to Sensation next.)

Anonymous said...

So many good choices...but I would have to go with Lucas! Love him and can't wait to read more in Branded by Fire.

Canadian Fan

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm with twalls, any of your heros would be welcome. I wouldn't through Raphael off the bed either;D. One more hero who I would love to meet is Roarke (J.D. Robb).

Thanks for a great contest. I can't wait for the new book.

Tina Christopher

Margay said...

That is a hard choice. I think I would like Niall from The Magic Knot.
Margay

Rachel said...

Hmmm...Riley Kincaid ;)

I don't know that I would be too picky as to what romance hero showed up gift wrapped on my door lol :)

Thanks for the chance to the win books :)

Blueberry Muffin said...

ooooh a tough one! Outside of your characters (particularly Vaughn D'Angelo), my favourite hero is Curran from the Katie Daniels' series by Ilona Andrews. He's dreamy :)

I don't have a physical copy, merely an electronic version, of your book as I couldn't wait for it to be posted to Ireland!

Vicki said...

Gotta go with Eric, too! What a hunk!

Just can't WAIT for Branded by Fire!

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

Rome Masters from Gena Showalter's Playing with Fire hands down. I as well own Angels' Blood but this was a fun question!

Tara said...

hands down...raphael !! oh yes.

Esra said...

Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books. Can't go wrong with Eric ::sigh:: He started me off into the paranormal world. I started the Sookie Stackhouse books a looooonnnggggg time ago and the first book I picked up was the book where Eric was cursed by a witch. And he got me hooked. I became a die hard Eric/Sookie fan. I haven't had the courage to watch the show. I don't know what they have done to his character and I'm scared of finding out.
Then there is Tristan from Gena Showalter's Pleasure slave.
Not to say I wouldn't love any of your characters, I do I really really really do,its just, I read Pleasure Slave long before I got to your series and there is its just there is something about Tristan.

Pam P said...

Hmm, hard to choose just one. There's Judd (trying so hard to figure out how to have fun and play, and Lucas who definitely knows all about playful fun. Or, things would sure be exciting with all kinds of thrills with either Jericho Barronor V'lane.

I already have Angel's Blood and just now got Demon's Mistress in today's mail, but I'm sending some of my friends over to try for these great reads. Sure wish I had my hands on Branded by Fire to read tonight!

Anonymous said...

ummmmhmmmn, I will have to say Acheron, or in the Psy / Changeling series Lucas Hunter ;0)
Can't wait for Branded by Fire... 8 days and counting...

Greta said...

Since there are so many great heroes - I'll use your subliminal message and go with Riley Kincaid because you recommended him.

I have Angel's Blood it's in the TBR pile.

By the way I did a small post on my blog: http://idonotwanttowaitiwantthebooknow.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/cyber-party-at/

Megan said...

any hot feline shape shifter. Just like the idea of making my man purr. I tweeted with an @NaliniSingh so it should show up on your page :) but just in case http://twitter.com/EqFizzgig

macbeaner said...

Awww man, the choices.... I'd have to say Jean Claude-just because he intrigues me.

tetewa said...

I'd love to see Ranger from The Stephanie Plum series on my doorstep!

Cindy W. said...

Raphael, definitely! He's got the whole angel thing going in his favor.

Renee said...

Wow, any hero I would have to say I wouldn't mind finding Roarke gift wrapped on my front door would not be a bad thing :).

Anonymous said...

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Kris said...

Riley Kincaid or Roarke from JD Robb's books.
I already own Demon Mistress.
Thanks for the party!!

erikagalpin said...

If either Jo Moreli or Ranger from the Steph Plum novels cornered me in a dark alley I'd not say no. Any of JR Ward's men - so troubled, would do. And your angel's are all pretty hot. Hum I seem to like bad boys. I have angel's blood already - wow.

Jacqueline C said...

Definitely Curran of Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series (although that series is more urban fantasy).

Erika G said...

I managed to log into Blogspot this time. So you can find me.

Cheers, Erika.

Amy S. said...

Caffey told me about the contest. Riley

Caffey said...

Hi Nalini! I'd love to play for Yasmine's book! I got ANGEL here to read!!

I just finished the book of Pamela Palmer's first in Feral Warrior series, DESIRE UNTAMED. And one of her heroes is Tigre. I love his personality. I so can't wait to read his!

PamP sent me here and I sent AmyS here! (but then my laptop blew and I'm borrowing one so I could post, what a night!). Thanks!

A C True said...

My answer to the question would have to be... Riley Kincaid!

Soullumination said...

Awesome question! Happy to post on the Soullumination Twitter & Blog.

Mmmmm... Which romance novel hero would I like to find on my doorstep:

Dorian / Hostage to Pleasure
(Nalini Singh)
*Although Riley might change my mind...*

Wraith / Passion Unleashed
(Larissa Ione)

Rhage / Lover Eternal
(JR Ward)

Vengence / Atlantis Awakening
(Alyssa Day)

Barbarita V said...

I need no time to think. Lucas is my first choice. He is just so virile, handsome, sexy and so many other good things

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

Rourke from the J D Robb books.

Annie said...

Lord Ian MacKenzie from the book that you just mentioned in one of your posts from a few days ago! Oh how that man makes me swoon.

celi.a said...

Riley Kincaid! (no, really...I mean it) But I agree with twalls...any hero from your Psy/Changeling series would do.
I was tempted to mention an angel or two from your Guildhunter series, but they technically aren't heroes yet...
Thanks!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hmm I'd have to say Jacob from Jacquelyn Franks nightwalkers series :D or Lucas from your psy/changeling series :)

Sarah-Beth

Erika said...

Picking from your books, I'd have to go with Judd Lauren. Dark past, but amazingly honorable. Not to mention sexy. ;) I already have angel's blood

Pamk said...

ooh Riley would work or Lucas or Hawk. Heck any of your heros would work. And I've already read angel's blood and it was fantastic. and I am patiently waiting on the next one.

Agnes Tapolyai said...

This is not by any means an easy decision but if I had to choose I would go with the ohh so sexy jaguar Vaughn D'Angelo from Visions of Heat and Adam Hauptman (Alpha Wolf of The Mercedes Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs). They never fail to turn my ears crimson every time I read their books :)

Thanks for having this party Nalini! I already own Angels' Blood, ohhh the power of angel's dust, if only if only!!!!

Bridget Locke said...

*snort* You're so funny.

For sheer uber-yumminess and a creative imagination in the bedroom, I've gotta go w/ Jace McKenna from Kate Steele's To Tempt a Wolf. That man's dangerous!

And of course any of your heros...and maybe even some of the not-so-heroic. :D

Pamk said...

forgot to say I blogged abou this on my blog

http://bookcrazyscrapbookmama.blogspot.com/

LouiseD said...

I have an unstoppable compulsion to say Riley Kincaid :)
Can't wait to get my hands on Branded by fire.
PS: already have Angels' blood.

Ginny said...

gotta be Riley Kincaid! i heard about your contest from celi.a.

thanks so much for the opportunity

Pissenlit said...

It's a toss-up between Eric Northman and Sam Merlotte from Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books. Awwww, can I not have both of them?? ;)

Spooncha said...

I'm feeling a strange pull towards Riley Kincaid! It's the most amazing thing!! I already own Angel's Blood, though. I'd welcome Judd, though, too!

Meg said...

I'm going to have to say Judd. All that ice just makes me melt.

Also own Angel's Blood.

Theresa said...

Ian McKenzie. I'm so glad you recommended that book - I devoured it quickly and am in love.

I already have Angel's Blood (so I'd love Demon Mistress).

Blodeuedd said...

Now why did I at once think of Riley Kincaid :) Too bad I haven't read the book so need to go with someone else ;)

I would want Clay from Kelley Armstrongs Otherworld books

Ang from Oz said...

For some reason I just have to say Riley Kincaid! Or Lucas or any of those HAWT Angels, you know I am not picky!

I also already own Angels Blood, but would love to check out Yasmine's book!

Kallen said...

Ooh. If I had to choose a romantic hero, I would choose Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter novels. =)

I already own Angels' Blood! <33

eeev0neeex3 said...

Most Definitely Riley Kincaid!

Cybercliper said...

I also already have Angel's Blood. Ok, gift wrapped you say...well, then it's Raphael. Oh, wait, or Vishous, Teagan, Acheron, Vaughn, Wraith, and, er, sorry 'bout that...they're like Lays potato chips...one just ain't enough!!!!

swan3432 said...

I'll take a Riley Kincaid any day of the week lol ;').

And I already own Angels' Blood

Katherine said...

Can't remember the guy's name (Tejran?), but I would love to have the leader of the Rats to be mine, all mine.

Riley is cool, but the Rat King is my kind of guy.

Darcy said...

Oooo I want Raphael! Or Ilium, he's such a cutie. Really, I would be happy with any of the angels, because as we all know, the perfect man has wings :-D

BTW, I obviously already have Angels' Blood, hehe.

Paula said...

Let's see... maybe Dmitri from Angels' Blood. Which I already have, so don't put my name into that drawing.

Himeko said...

hmmm, maybe Riley Kincaid or Clay. I loved him.

Anonymous said...

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Leontine said...

You think Raphael from AB would accept being gift wrapped??? I already own Angels' Blood.

Julia said...

I would like to have Edward from twilight gift-wrapped on my door step. And please not the actor from the movie but the perfect Edward from my mind.
Acheron is a good choice, too but seriously, a changeling would be even better. My own changeling...a dream.
And I don´t need a book because I already get one. Can´t ask for more because I am soooo happy about it!

Lisa said...

I would have to say Acheron. Wonderful contest. Really looking forward to Branded by Fire.

Willa said...

Judd from Caressed By Ice would suit me just fine *grin* - but in a pinch I would also take Kell Sabin from Linda Howard's Diamond Bay!

Hmmm . . . is that being greedy? Lol!

Linh said...

There's too many...

Of the Psy/Changling stories I'd have to say Judd.

But outside of that...Kresley Cole's Lykaes, Lachlain & Bowen!!!

bittybye2000 said...

Any of the heroes from any of you books. But if I had to name one? Lucas...or Raphael, either one.

host said...

Hi!
Edward Cullen is all I have to say :)

I've posted an invitation to your blog party on my blog

Great contest!

maered said...

Lucas or Riley? Tough choice! ;) But what about Roarke? He is perfect.

Lisa J said...

Definitely Vaughn (sorry Faith). Riley would be a close second.

Thank you for a great contest and like everyone else, I already have Angel's Blood.

Can't wait the 8 days.

valysam said...

Hi, Nalini !
Another great opportunity to win books ? I’m in.

To answer your question I’d like to say Riley Kincaid, but that’s may be ‘cause of your subliminal message!
To tell the truth I’m hesitating between Judd Lauren and the archangel Raphael: they both have this darkness inside, these scars that appeal to a girl and make her want to heal and redeem them. A blend of strength and vulnerability, intensity and focus, tenderness and possession… that’s the perfect combination and it’s a man like them that I want!
But, if I need to choose only one, I’ll say Raphael… an archangel on my doorstep, wrapped only for me: it’s scarily appealing, don’t you think?

If you follow the links below, you’ll find my invitations to your party on my different spaces:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=839118327&ref=profile

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Valyphoenix

My blog:
http://valyphoenix.blogspot.com/

And now I cross my fingers and hope to win!

SweetiePiePen said...

I actually had to sleep on this...since there are sooooo many worthy men out there....but I finally decided on Vaughn....because....HE MAKES ME SWEAT!!

I already have Angels Blood...and loved it!!

booklover1335 said...

oooh I would love Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander gift wrapped on my door...wearing the kilt of course.

I also added a link to your blog inviting more to join the cyber launch party
http://seductivemusings.blogspot.com/

I would love to win either of these books!

KJsGrrl said...

OMG! I was able to find Branded by Fire on Saturday at the bookstore. I've read it 3 times already. (sigh) So many twists and turns in this book. I loved it! :) Great job Nalini.

On to the question. I would love to find Lucas... or Vaughn... or Illium.. or all three on my doorstep.

Anonymous said...

In all honesty I'd love Sebastian Lord Vincent from Devil in Winter...But I'd take Riley Kincaid:)

angelx06 said...

Would it be strange if I said Riley Kincaid? I would also take J.R. Ward's Vishious. I already own Angel's Blood.

sarabelle said...

Im going for Frost from The Merry Gentry series. There is just something about him that gets me everytime.

CrystalGB said...

My choice would be JR Ward's Zsadist. I have read Angels Blood. I loved it. :)

Natasha said...

Cameron Quinn (from Sea Swept by Nora Roberts)! The guy who got me hooked on romance! I fell a little bit more in love with him when I read Chesapeake Blue. I want a hubby just like him! Not asking for much, huh? :D

Rianne said...

Actually, to be completely honest, no one, because they can never live up to my fantasies. It would be like watching a movie from a book I read, most of the time it's dissapointing.

donna said...

J. D. Robbs Roarke or Janet Evanovich's - Ranger.

donna said...

I also already have Angel's Blood.

danni said...

Very hard to choose. Top 3 would be Judd Lauren, Acheron, or Bowen MacRieve

caitie_ar said...

That's a tough one...I would have to say Lucas, at least for now, but Riley might change that soon! Can't wait:)

F.F said...

Just got home and what is sitting in my hallway? My preordered copy of Branded by fire! I am stupidly happy (But a little confused....thought I still had eight days to go?) What a fabulous surprise!

Una said...

Oh this is difficult! I'd have to say Vane Kattalakis from Dark-Hunters series or Hawke from your Psy-Changling.

Thank you for this FABULOUS opportunity as we not-so-patiently wait for Branded by Fire!

FYI - I have posted a link on my Myspace and Facebook (you are my friend there) and the Twilight Lexicon where we have a thread dedicated to you and your books. (http://forum.twilightlexicon.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1144&p=377300#p377300)

bac said...

My first instinct to answer the question was Lucas Hunter because he was the first to grab me into the world you have created. I can't wait to get to know Riley better.

UNA told me about this so please give her an extra entry.

Marisa said...

The arcangel Raphael whit out a doubt. I read the expert from angel blood and i can't wait to read more.
Judd is a other that i would love to seen on my door :)

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I would like Acheron with whipped cream on top.

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Referred a friend here: Z.M.

azteclady said...

I wonder why I'm having the urge to say, Riley Kincaid?








*snort*

Posted about it here and here

Christina said...

Riley kincaid ^_^ It is going to be interesting seeing him as something besides the older brother.

Although, I would also love to find Clay or Hawke waiting for me.

I already own both books (Angel's blood and Demon Mistress).

Heather B. said...

Ummm again, thanks to the subliminal message I'd go with Riley - which I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

But....I wouldn't kick Adam from P Briggs series or any of the brothers from BDB by JR Ward out for eating cookies in bed.

Midnight said...

oohh! too many choices ...

Hawke from your series
Nick from The dark-hunter series
Anyone from sydney croft's series

shoot, how about any shifter would do, then take one of each.

yeah, one of each from the shifters, to the vampires, to the hot men in military.

Patty said...

Well, Riley Kincaid of course. Or Lucas or Hawke- they're both terrifically sexy and both have a great sense of humor. I'd also be seriously happy with Tam, the wicked sexy goblin dark mage in Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares books.

Midnight said...

I got my book today Nalini, thanks. Can't wait to read it. I am really excited. I will enjoy it, you wrote it!

:winks:

ilona said...

Well if I can't have
Riley (or any other psi/changling hero) then I guess I wouldn't mind finding Acheron (or any other dark hunter) gift wrapped on my doorstep.
However there are many other great heroes who would also be welcomed at my door so

Christine said...

Tough one, that! Hmmm... Gotta say I have a thing for Ilona Andrew's Curran. ^^c

Eva S said...

I own and love Angel's Blood and I'd love to have Archangel Raphael on my doorstep! Or any other hero from Psy/Changeling.

chey said...

Hi!
JT McNulty from The boyfriend's back by Ellen Hartman.

donnas said...

Definately Roake from the In Death series. No question.


I already have Demon Mistress but I would love to read Angels Blood.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Lisa Austin said...

Lucas Hunter. Or Riley. Or Vaughn. Or Dorian. :)

Lisa Austin said...

Or Judd LOL.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Oh, my hero would be Jean-Claude from LKH's Anita Blake Series. He's so hot and sexy.

Dottie :)

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