Wednesday, January 30, 2013

48-Hour Kobo sale: 20% off! (US and Canada)

Kobo is running a sale Wednesday and Thursday that you won't want to miss! 

Don't have a Kobo reader? Shop Kobo ereaders!

48-Hour Sale (United States)

     Get 20% off eBooks. 48 Hours only (Code: SAVE2031)

      Run: January 30th to January 31st (11:59 pm)
      Promo Code: SAVE2031 

48-Hour Sale (Canada)

     Get 20% off eBooks. 48 Hours only (Code: SAVE2031)

      Run: January 30th to January 31st (11:59 pm)
      Promo Code: SAVE2031 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Win Gift Cards and Over 50 Prizes at the Romance Madness Hop!

Welcome to the Romance Madness Blog Hop!

To enter the giveaways, follow the instructions under "Prize Giveaway" and "Grand Prize Giveaway" below. 

The Romance Madness Hop runs from 1/25-1/29,
so you have plenty of time to win!

I've decided that 2013 is the Year of Reading Adventurously for me. I'm trying out new authors and new genres. I followed this plan in 2012 and discovered a bunch of great authors and books. Today, I'll showcase one of my favorites: 

Kristine Cayne, Deadly Obsession. A gorgeous movie-star hero who falls in love with a single-mom photographer and then gets pursued by a crazed stalker? Sign me up! Deadly Obsession blends an exciting suspense story with a scorching hot romance. I highly recommend it, especially if you love romantic suspense. (Full disclosure: Kristine is my critique partner, but I'm certainly not the only one who thinks she's awesome--RT Book Reviews gave Deadly Obsession 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick! status.)

Even better: Deadly Obsession is just the start to Kristine Cayne's fantastic Deadly Vices series. Book 2, Deadly Addiction, brims with twists and turns and another smoking romance that you'll never forget!

You can get Deadly Obsession at these retailers: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Diesel, All Romance eBooks, Smashwords, Sony


If, like me, you want to challenge your reading self by trying new authors and new genres, you may want to check out my Blood and Honor romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. The series chronicles the battles--both bloody and romantic--between two warring Mafia clans. Books 1 and 2 are available now. Here's a taste of Book 1:

A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar
Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret. 

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves. 


Enrico raised a hand in greeting to Kate, and she returned his wave and started descending the steps. She headed straight for him, her auburn hair gleaming in the sun, a few strands of it blowing across her pale cheek and into her green eyes. With a delicate hand, she brushed the hair out of her face. Enrico’s fingers twitched with the desire to touch her cheek like that, to feel the slide of her silky hair. A small, almost secretive smile crossed her features, and he swallowed hard. Dio mio. He felt that smile down to his toes.

She stopped a couple feet from him. “Signor Lucchesi, it’s good to see you, as always.”

He bowed his head slightly. “And you, Signora Andretti.” He paused, a grin spreading across his face. “Since when did we get so formal, Kate?”

She half-turned and motioned to the doorway behind her. And that was when he noticed it—a bruise on her right cheek. Merda! Had someone hit her? Tearing his eyes off the mark, he followed her gesture. A tall, sandy-haired man, well-muscled and handsome, leaned in the doorway, his arms crossed. “My husband, Vincenzo, is here.”

Enrico’s smile receded. He looked back to Kate. “I’d like to meet him.” And if he did this to her, he’s going to pay.

Want to know what happens next? You can find Revenge at these retailersAmazon US (Kindle)Amazon UK (Kindle), Amazon Canada (Kindle)AppleAll Romance eBooksBarnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble UKDieselKoboOmniLitSmashwords, and Sony

If you prefer printRevenge is also on Amazon US (paperback) or Amazon UK (paperback).

Prize Giveaway!

To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in the Romance Madness Blog Hop, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)! To win, you must post a comment with your name and email address. Comments without an email address will be discarded. For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.

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Grand Prize Giveaway!

The Romance Reviews (TRR) is sponsoring ELEVEN grand prizes. To be entered to win the grand prizes, you MUST register with and log into the TRR website, and then click the button below. Learn more about registering, logging in, and MORE chances to win!

Each blog in the Romance Madness hop is also offering a prize. That's over 50 chances to win! 

Now what are those grand prizes? (all are international)

5 - $10 Amazon gift cards! (5 winners)

$20 Gift Card from Deanna Jewel, Winner’s Choice of Amazon, B&N or All Romance ebooks (1 winner) 

1 ebook copy of Dangerous Embrace by Dana Mason (1 winner) 
2 ebook copies of Some Other Child by Sharon Buchbinder (2 winners)
2 ebook copies of Killer Kisses by Sharon Buchbinder (2 winners)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Revenge" Is Nominated for Best Cover at InD'Tale Magazine!

I'm excited to announce that Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) has been nominated in the Creme de la Cover contest at InD'Tale magazine! 

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar
I'd like to thank my cover artist, the very talented Scarlett Rugers, for coming up with such a great design and capturing the dark, gritty flavor of this first book in the Blood and Honor series.

The weekly contest winner gets a 1/4 page ad in InD'Tale magazine and goes on to compete in the monthly contest. The winner of that contest gets a full-page ad in InD'Tale magazine and a month's free advertising on the website! 

Want to Vote?

If you think Revenge should win the Creme de la Cover contest, please cast your vote at Registration and login is required. If you haven't registered at InD'Tale before (it's very quick!), you can find the Creme de la Cover contest under "Fun Stuff" in the menu bar across the top of the site. 

Thank you all so much for your support! :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dana Delamar Book Signing January 12th at Finally Found Books!

I'll be signing books this Saturday, January 12th, from 1-4 PM at Finally Found Books in Black Diamond with Seattle-area local romance authors Kristine Cayne, Nicolette Reed, Ashlyn Mathews, Darlene Panzera, and Morgan O'Neill. Stop on by! We'd love to meet you!

In case the graphic isn’t readable, we'll be at Finally Found Books LLC, 32709 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, WA 98010, (360) 886-2131,