Sunday, December 23, 2012

Avon Addict Blog Hop (GIVEAWAY)

For the first six months of this year I was lucky enough to be a member of a wonderful group of readers devoted to Avon Publishing. We got to read books from new Avon authors as well as some old favorites.  This experience was very reader-centric and showed me again why I love Avon books.

My love for Avon books started in the 70's (yes, that long ago) with the reading of my first romance, The Flower and the Flame by Kathleen E Woodiwiss.  These books were over-the-top melodramatic and exotic and I couldn't have loved them more.  From there it was a binge of her other books which started me on my path to becoming a bookaholic. After reading all of Ms. Woodiwiss' books, the next author to truly grab me was Lorraine Heath.  Her stories were far sweeping with a subtle way of writing that immerses you completely. From the Old West to Regency England she created many books that are among the first I recommend to those just starting to read romance.  She's still writing today and is an auto-buy for me as I know I'll come away satisfied. The final Avon author that I credit my continuing love of Avon books to is Julia Quinn.  Her effortless writing style with its witty dialogue and splashes of humor set mostly in Regency England are utterly delightful and have me counting down the days until her next new release.

These are just a few of Avon book's wonderful authors! There are many up-and-comers reminiscent of my favorites who continue to bring me to Avon books and have me excited for the future.  If any of you are given the opportunity to become an Avon Addict jump at it as every month you'll discover why I still love Avon books and you will too!

In honor of the Avon Addicts, and Avon Publishing, I'm hosting a giveaway with some wonderful books!  TO BE ENTERED you must become a follower (either by GFC, Twitter, or FB) AND tell me who your favorite Avon author is (make sure to include your email addy)! Good luck to everyone!


Paperback book copies of Tarnished by Karina Cooper, A Cowboy for Christmas by Lori Wilde, A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer, and Lyon's Bride by Cathy Maxwell.

-Giveaway is US ONLY!
-To be entered, leave a comment answering the question I posted above, along with your email addy.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 1/1/13.


  1. Well, I have to say, Stephanie Laurens since she is one of the very first authors I ever wrote a real letter to and she responded. And we aren't even mentioning those dashing Cynsters. :)


  2. Aloha! Just hopping over to support my fellow Avon Addict! Avon offers so many wonderful authors ... but my ultimate fave is Cathy Maxwell!

  3. I can't choose just one!! A few of my fave Avon authors are Lynsay Sands, Jeaniene Frost, and Pamela Palmer. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    GFC Follower - Elizabeth H.
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

    Happy Holidays!!

  4. I love quite a few Avon authors! Though I would have to say Jeaniene Frost and Lynsay Sands make it to my very top!
    GFC Follower - Penni Freels
    Twitter follower @fantasy_angel13

  5. GFC=Kassandra

    I would have to go with Marjorie M. Liu! Love her work!


  6. This is sooo hard. So many authors and so very many books to choose just one. I choose.... Rosemary Rogers. There hasn't been even one of her books that I have been able to put down once started until the very end.

  7. I have so many favorites. But love following Avon authors. Love Lynsay sands , Pamala Palmer ..all great

  8. I have so many Avon authors I love~! From Stephanie Laurens, Caroline Linden, Julie Anne Lone, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Miranda Neville, Anna Randol, Loretta Chase, Kathrine Ash, Karina Cooper, Tessa Dare, Sable Grace, Sarah MacLean, etc…so much to name!
    GFC kp_kazamei


  9. Tessa Dare! or Eloisa James! or julia Quinn. This is hard.

    ashleaharvey @ yahoo . com

  10. Just hopping by to support a fellow Addict! Terrific post :) I belong to a romance reading book group, and we realized we ALL got hooked on romances by reading Kathleen E Woodiwiss (at far too young an age, perhaps!). For me now, it's either Gaelen Foley, Sarah MacLean or Loretta Chase.

  11. Lynsay Sands would have to be my favorite Avon author. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

    My email: kaylasgraham04(at)

  12. Jeaniene Frost is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  13. There's so many to choose from but I'd have to say Cathy Maxwell, Stephanie Laurens, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, ... and on and on it goes.
    GFC- Joanne B

    Happy Holidays!


  14. Avon has so many of great authors I couldn't just pick one. Just to mention a few at the top of my Favs List: Miranda Neville, Cathy Maxwell, Sandra Hill, Eloisa James, Pamela Palmer, Christine Feehan, Jeaniene Frost, and Lynsay Sands …There’s more but it’ll just start turning into a Avon Romance role call:)

    Thanks for the giveaway and a wonderfully joyous holiday season to everyone!!

  15. My favorite Avon author is Jeaniene Frost.

    1. Oops. I forgot to put jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  16. Jeanine Frost is my favorite. But I also read Tessa Dare, Juliana Stone and Pamela Palmer. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing your love of books!


  17. If I have to pick just one I'll have to say Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but I've read and enjoyed many Avon authors.
    GFC - Diane Sallans
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  18. I think I would say Julia Quin and Lynsay Sands.
    GFC Marlene Breakfield

  19. My favorite Avon author is Julia Quinn. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    Follow on GFC as Anita Yancey