Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blogiversary Day 4: Fangirl squees and a SIGNED copy of Crux by Moira Rogers

I think you all know I have a weakness for shapeshifters and books set in New Orleans. When I stumbled across Moira Rogers' Crux, Book 1 of their Southern Arcana series, I was thrilled - this book had both! I read it (devoured it is probably more accurate) and have been hooked on Moira Rogers' books ever since. I also love their Red Rock Pass series, and read two of their unrelated short stories -Last Call-Kamikazee and Under the Magnolia - both were great. Something about their wolves draws me in, and their Southern Arcana wolves especially appeal to me. Maybe the fact that they live in New Orleans makes them seem a bit more "real". Do I imagine running into them during the course of my day? I'll never tell. These hot, sexy wolves are interesting to read and it's so easy to get lost in their magical world.

When I heard Crux was going to be available in print version, I was thrilled! I confess I don't usually re-read books on my kindle - I don't know why. Crux is a book I want to re-read, and now I have a copy on my shelf next to my bed :)

From the Author's website:
Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn't crack...until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.

New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn't explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.

When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.

With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny.


Want to win a SIGNED copy of Crux, Book 1 in the Southern Arcana Series?

Here's the deets:
Open to all but you MUST follow this blog.

Answer this question/statement: Name an author you "discovered" through blogging!

+1 tweet (leave link)
+1 post or sidebar mention (leave link)
+3 put my button on your blog (It's cute!)

Ends July 1 at midnight central time.


  1. I have heard great things about this author but have not yet gotten to read any of her books.

    Please count me in! I would love to read this book.

    *I've got your button on my blog (The Moonlight to Twilight Blog)



  2. Oh *slaps forehead* I forgot to answer the question!
    I have discovered DOZENS of great authors from blogging! Authors like Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Lora Leigh and Karen Marie Moning to name a few whom I read faithfully.



  3. I am reading Crux #1 right now! (recommended by you... and every other blogger I follow. Yeah, I'm behind the times).

    I was going to start with the 'Red Rock Pass' series, but then I worried that Rogers's 'universe' was established in the Crux books, so now I'm starting with those two first. I'm only one chapter in, but already Mackenzie has me intrigued...

  4. I've tweeted about the contest!

    You're button has been on my blog for ages!

    And I've never read Crux even though I've heard good things about it.

    And, I've received most of my book recommendations from Twitter/Blogs/Etc. Too many to mention but here are a few.

    Lisa Valdez (Passion and Patience)
    Chloe Niell
    Shiloh Walker

    Great contest!

  5. Yayay Patti is still partying!!!!!

    1+ OKay... I looked for this series at BAM when we met and could not find it... I even took the little postcard to keep with me to remind me I wanted this one!!!
    SO... The one author that I found through blogging and have hailed ever since.... Joey W Hill!!!
    3+ I have your cute bottom at my blog, lol!!!
    Hell does stalking count too!! LMBO!
    Congrats honey on your blogversary!!! Hugs and kisses!

  6. I actually discovered Jaci Burton through a blog. So glad I did!

    I'm a follower. :)


  7. I'm always looking for new authors and series to read, sounds good!

  8. Ha, I can name dozens! ;)Love blogging

    Patricia Briggs for instance, would never have heard of her otherwise. Neither Rachel Vincent, Lydia Dare and the list goes on and on

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  9. Sounds like a great read.
    authors I discovered through blogging include:
    - Carolyn Crane
    - Laura Bickle/Alayna Williams
    - Cherie Priest

  10. No need to enter me, I already have Crux on my ereader. I'm just here to squee along with the party girl ;)

  11. I discovered Beth Kery through a blog.




  12. Hey Patti:

    This sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for the giveaway. Um, I discovered Claire Thompson, Anne Rainey, Shiloh Walker, Lilly Feisty, and many more all through blogging. (My mountainous TBR proves it).

    I've tweeted and pimped your contest.


  13. I actually discovered Moira Rogers through blogging. Never even heard of them until I saw a picture of one of their book covers on a blog. LOVE their books now.

    Stephanie G

  14. Crap, also forgot to mention I have your button on my blog and I'm a follower!

    Stephanie G

  15. I discovered Carolyn Brown, Delilah Devlin, Beth Kery ,Maya Banks, Beth Williamson and numerous others through blogs.

    GFC follower

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  16. Oh...there are so many authors I've discovered through blogging...Cynthia Eden is one that comes to mind.

    *posted button on blog sidebar

    Count me in for this awesome giveaway...I'm a huge fan of Moira Rogers.


  17. I have discovered so many authors through blogging. But the one that comes to mind is Suzanne Collins.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  18. Through blogging I discovered Maya Banks and all her fabulous books I'm hooked on now!

    +3 button on blog:

    lilazncutie1215 @

  19. One of the authors I've discovered is Chloe Neill! She's one of my favorites :)

    +1 tweet:
    +1 sidebar:
    +3 put my button on your blog

    Thank you!
    entrelibros_blog at

  20. I love thease types of book.Through bloging i have found many author one of them is Yasmine Galenorn
    +3 I blog about the contest at my myspace here is the link
    I'm a Follower of this blog


  21. I've discovered so many, but most specifically Megan Hart! She is at the top of my list right now!

    +1 I added your post to my contest side bar (7/01 • Crux @ Book Addict)

  22. Wow, so many new ones, here are just a few

    Megan Hart
    Moira Rogers
    Dakota Cassidy
    Suzanne Collins
    Jilly Myles

    I'm a follower

    contestmom AT hotmail DOT com

  23. Jeri Smith Ready. And she's awesome. Plus the Deadline Dames!

    -Lisa B.
    angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  24. There are so many authors, but the one that really caught my attention is Michelle Rowen with The Demon in Me.

    +1 tweet

    +1 post

    +3 button on my sidebar


  25. All international authors that weren't translated in my country. Among them is Patricia Batta and can't hardly wait to read What Did You Do Before Dying?

    +1 tweet:

    +1 posted:

    +3 your cute pink button is on my sidebar:


  26. I have found so many great authors through blogs. Lynda Coker, Lisa Dale, Vivian Arend, Sandra Sookoo, Delilah Devlin, many more. These ladies stand out cause they have always been wonderful to blog with.
    Sue B

  27. Jeri Smith-Ready ! oh, i love her WVMP series :)

    +1 tweet

    A follower !

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  28. I'm a follower!

    I've discovered Michelle Rowen and I think her work is magnificently captivating and engaging.

    +1 tweeted:

    +1 sidebar link:

    +1 button on blog:

    ilovearevolution (at) live (dot) com

  29. I discovered Ilona Andrews, who is now one of my favourite authors ever - i love the internet!

    I'm a follower and live in the UK

    cardnoc @ sky . com

  30. I have discovered so many but the one who made the greatest impression is Leanna Renee Hieber.

    I tweeted

    I sidebarred

    I grabbed your cute button[@]gmail[.]com

  31. The last author I discovered was Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who is a fantastic Spanish author whose books are now being translated into English.

    I first heard of him on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  32. actually as trite as it may seem Moria Rogers is an author I discovered via blogs.

  33. I´ve discovered the awesome Skylar White through blogging. I guess I wouldn´t have heard about "and falling, fly" otherwise.
    Thanks for this contest!
    I´ve posted your button on my blog, you´re right, it´s cute!
    Check it out here:

    +3 entries

  34. I´ve discovered the awesome Skylar White through blogging. I guess I wouldn´t have heard about "and falling, fly" otherwise.
    Thanks for this contest!
    I´ve posted your button on my blog, you´re right, it´s cute!
    Check it out here:

    +3 entries

  35. I have discovered Elizabeth Naughton and Deidre Knight through blogging.


  36. i hear about authors on blogs all the time...three of the most recent for me are sonya bateman, gail carriger, and e.j. copperman. and i'm sure i'll find lots more! :)

    please count me in the drawing!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  37. J.R Ward!

    I had heard so many great things about her BDB series and when I bought them i loved them too!

    There are heaps others, but she is definitely high on the list.

    +1 tweet

    +3 button

  38. Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Oliver

    +1 twit here

    +1 linked to blog side bar

    +3 put your button at my blog

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com


  39. Yay! Count me in.
    I follow- Natasha Jennex



  40. I recovered a new author of urban fantasy a few weeks back named Bernita Harris. I highly recommend her debut novel.

    +3 grabbed button
    +1 tweeted

    patronus899013 at yahoo dot com

  41. Q: Name an author you "discovered" through blogging!
    A: Dallas Woodburn

    +1 tweet

    +1 post or sidebar mention

    +3 put my button on your blog

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  42. There are so many great new authors I've discovered through blogging! Just a few, my top favourites: Sonya Bateman, Gini Koch, Ilona Andrews and Laura Bickle.

    Of course I'm a follower (an old one)

    +1 tweeted here:
    +1 posted in my contest sidebar:
    +3 put your button on my blog /and you are in my blogroll too! ;-)/

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks for this giveaway! :-)

  43. Great contest! I discovered Nalini Singh, Karen Marie Moning and Moira Rogers :)

    +1 I tweeted!

    +3 Your button has been on my blog for weeks!

    4 Total Thanks!

  44. I discovered JR Ward. Need I say more? Gosh, so many others too...another fave of mine is Larissa Ione.
    I need to win this ok? I've been on a Moira Rogers kick this week starting with Cry Sanctuary and I cannot get enought, it's crack and I have to WIN THIS! Ok...I lost it for a bit. Moving on...great contest, Patti! :)
    Here is my twitter link:

  45. I discovered Sarah Ockler!

    I tweeted


  46. Quite a lot in the last year or so, but my favourite find is probably Carrie Ryan - read and loved the Forest of Hands and Teeth after seeing it mentioned in a few places, and then won a copy of the Dead Tossed Waves on another blog!


  47. Contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!