Monday, April 22, 2013

Geek Week Giveaway!!!!

WooHoo!! Its Geek Week time and I am just all types of excited. I love me some sexy nerds, and now you can have the chance to win some sexy nerd. So a book featuring a geeky character is few and far in between, but the books out there with geek characters are so excellent that it causes major pants losing.

A big shout out to the authors that donated books to this most awesmazing theme week, letting their geek characters shine proud and true. Send them your love and gratitude!

Again, all the deets and rules will be found at the end of the post, so be sure to follow them so things can run smoothly. Thanks!!!!

Nobody's Hero by Katey Hawthorne

Jamie Monday lives in two different worlds. With his family, he's the golden child of awakened superpowered society. He's meant to do Great Things and pass on his powers -- with the appropriate girl, hand-picked by his mother.

He's already failed at the former, so he can't bring himself to tell her that the latter isn't happening, either.

With his friends, he's the social director and life of the party. He's also an out gay man with an appetite for the quick and easy lay. It's tough to have a relationship when you're hiding off-the-charts electrical powers, but Jamie doesn't mind.

Not until the prickly, paddy rocking, geeky-hot new guy at work shows him what he's been missing, anyhow. Kellan Shea's singular combination of dirty mouth and pure soul makes Jamie spark right from the beginning. To break through Kelly's defensive front and get to the gentle heart inside, Jamie will have to reconcile his split life: come to terms with his past, his family, his powers, even his nightmares.

Easier said than done, but if Jamie doesn't step up and own the truth, he could lose his love before it gets off the ground.

Social Skills by Sara Alva

Music is the only form of communication Connor Owens controls. No matter how badly he wishes to fit in, friendly banter and casual conversations have never been his thing. College is yet another social universe he has no clue how to navigate—until he meets Jared, a football player with chestnut eyes and a cocky grin that holds the power to shatter his self-imposed prison.

Jared's attention opens Connor up to a new realm of emotional and physical intimacy. But as Connor's self-confidence grows, so does his fear that everything will fall apart. Because in this socially stratified world, how long can a relationship between an introverted violinist and a closeted football player really last?

After The First Taste Of Love by Talon Rihai Salome Wilde

In high school, Nick Torres and Angelo del Valle were inseparable, outsiders who found strength in friendship. The bond between the gay, mixed-race teens turned isolation into brotherhood. Overachieving loner Angelo became "big bro," looking out for cocky, mischievous "little bro" Nick. But everything changed when Nick fell in love and moved away. Angelo tried to be happy for his dear friend, seeking solace in his college studies and a lonely string of one night stands.

Then, one late night two years later, Angelo's phone rings. Nick is back in town, and he needs his big bro's help. Nick's dream life has become a nightmare, and he's come to the one person he could always trust for shelter. But when Nick looks to Angelo for more than brotherly affection, Angelo is left to wonder if Nick's feelings are genuine or an effect of his trauma. And if those feelings are genuine, Angelo must then decide if his own feelings for Nick have grown into something deeper as well.

Book #1 of the Nick/Angelo Trilogy

Too Stupid To Live by Anne Tenino (2 Copies)

It isn't true love until someone gets hurt.

Sam’s a new man. Yes, he’s still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he’s wised up. His One True Love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He’s cultivated the necessary fortitude to say “no” to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, and/or erotic-novel-worthy he may be.

Until he meets Ian.

Ian’s a new man. He’s pain-free, has escaped the job he hated and the family who stifled him, and is now—possibly—ready to dip his toe into the sea of relationships. He’s going to be cautious, though, maybe start with someone who knows the score and isn’t looking for anything too complicated. Someone with experience and simple needs that largely revolve around the bedroom.

Until he meets Sam.

Sam’s convinced that Ian is no one’s Mr. Right. Ian’s sure that Sam isn’t his type. They can’t both be wrong . . . can they?

Tech Support by Jet Mykles (A freaking Classic!)

Aaron is a whiz with computers but horrible with people. Painfully shy, it's sometimes all he can do to communicate when he's face to face with anyone. The fact that he has unusually red hair and gorgeous green eyes only makes it worse because people don't want him to hide. But then he's called upon to troubleshoot a problem with the laptop of Yoshiki Fukui, a big shot executive with his company.

Ki is brash, outgoing and painfully handsome and just being in his presence makes Aaron all jittery. When Ki asks Aaron to help him set up a state-of-the-art entertainment system in his new house, Aaron can't resist the lure. Little does he suspect that Ki's got more than just technical help in mind. 

Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding (Paperback)

Jeff Dawkins’s last partner left him with a mortgage he can’t afford and nonrefundable tickets for a month’s vacation in Europe. Despite a reluctance to travel, Jeff decides to go on the trip anyway. After all, he’s already paid for it. He packs a Kindle loaded with gay romance novels and arrives in Venice full of trepidation. There he meets the handsome and charming expat Cleve Prieto, who offers to serve as his tour guide. Jeff has serious misgivings—he wasn’t born yesterday, and something about Cleve doesn’t sit right—but anything is better than wandering the canals alone. With Cleve’s help, Jeff falls in love with Venice and begins to reconcile with his past. For the first time, Jeff finds himself developing strong feelings for someone else. But he can’t be sure who that person is because Cleve’s background remains a mystery embroidered with lies.

Then a dark figure from Cleve’s past appears, and Jeff must choose whether to let Cleve flee alone or to join him on a desperate run through central Europe. Maybe Jeff will finally be able to see behind Cleve’s masks—if he survives the journey.

Astronomical by Silvia Violet

When sexy, kilt-wearing astronomy professor Greg MacIntyre moves in next door, Blake Theriot knows he's in trouble. Blake is a research librarian, and he likes things orderly and controlled. But in his secret fantasies, he craves a big, powerful man like Greg to stir up his life.

Every time Blake tries to talk to his erudite neighbor, his brain shuts down and his vocabulary is reduced to one-word utterances, but when Blake's niece challenges him to invite Greg to dinner, he does. A few shots of after-dinner whiskey loosen Blake's inhibitions, and the two men share a hot kiss and the promise of more. Can Blake relax enough to give himself a chance with Greg, or will his fear of letting go ruin his hopes for love?

Pawn Takes Rook by Lex Chase

The first time Hogarth Dawson sees superhero Memphis Rook, he comes to Hogarth’s rescue by cracking the heads of two thugs like eggs into a skillet. Hogarth is utterly smitten, but he soon discovers the superhero Power Alliance has ejected Rook for failing to protect a civilian.

Hogarth devises a plan that will reinstate Rook and might even earn Hogarth a place in Power Alliance roster. But what he expects to be a simple few missions rescuing kittens and helping little old ladies cross the street turns into a shocking reality of citywide chases, foiling robberies, and facing his ex. Then Hogarth discovers the beating Rook saved him from wasn’t a chance attack. It’s possible Hogarth is just a pawn in Rook’s game….

Sauntering Vaguely Downward by Nessa L. Warin

Dylan Rojers is excited about Dragon*Con—a huge convention in Atlanta celebrating pop culture, science fiction, and fantasy—but he and his last-minute roommate, Brendan Stone, get off on the wrong foot. It seems that every time they manage a tentative truce, something happens to set them back, and by their second day at the convention, both think there’s no way they can get along.

But maybe Dylan and Brendan have more in common than they thought. Once they start talking, the sparks that were starting arguments ignite a different sort of passion. Through the four fabulous days of parties, shopping in the Dealers Room, costume parades, and discussion panels, Dylan and Brendan grow ever closer. There’s just one problem: they live in different cities, and Dragon*Con doesn’t last forever. Will Dylan and Brendan risk a long-distance romance or is a lasting relationship just one more all-too-brief fantasy?

Moon Shadows by Neena Jaydon

Not every werewolf is leader of the pack. Theo Dimitriadis, games tester by profession and werewolf by nature, has built himself a quiet life. But he puts himself into the public spotlight after he pulls Anastasia Shevchenko out of a river. This brings him to the attention of Max, Anastasia's brother. Max is a dog trainer who, like Theo, has a family secret. He's a medium, able to communicate with ghosts and spirits.

When life-draining shadow spirits appear in Fort Rivers, Theo and Max take action together. Max starts wanting the gorgeous man he sees hidden behind Theo's shyness. The more Theo retreats from his attention, the more Max goes on the chase. Theo loves to submit but fears that he'll give up too much control to Max. They struggle to understand each other even as they zero in on the shadow spirits. But before they can reconcile their differences, an even darker threat comes along, intent on harming more than their relationship. If Theo and Max want to be together, first they have to get through this supernatural battle intact!

Trust in Me by Lori Toland

When Tristan takes over for a sick employee, he runs into an old high school crush. Ten years after a summer fling with Jamie left him with a broken heart, Tristan's got a different view of it; will he push away the only man he's ever loved?

How to Repair A Mechanical Heart by J.C Lillis (Kindle or Nook copy)

Eighteen-year-old Castaway Planet fans Brandon and Abel hate bad fan fiction—especially when it pairs their number-one TV crushes of all time, dashing space captain Cadmus and dapper android Sim. As co-runners of the Internet’s third most popular Castaway Planet vlog, they love to spar with the “Cadsim” fangirls who think Cadmus will melt Sim’s mechanical heart by the Season 5 finale. This summer, Brandon and Abel have a mission: hit the road in an RV to follow the traveling Castaway Planet convention, interview the actors and showrunner, and uncover proof that a legit Cadsim romance will NEVER, EVER HAPPEN.

A Brandon and Abel romance: also not happening. Brandon’s sick of his struggle to make “gay and Catholic” compute, so it’s safer to love a TV android. Plus Abel’s got a hot new boyfriend with a phoenix tattoo, and how can Brandon compete with that? But when mysterious messages about them start popping up in the fan community, they make a shocking discovery that slowly forces their real feelings to the surface. Before they get to the last Castaway Planet convention, Brandon’s going to find out the truth: can a mechanical heart be reprogrammed, or will his first shot at love be a full system failure?

Josh of the Damed #2 or Closet Capers by Andrea Speed (Winner's Choice)

Josh Caplan thought he’d solved his home office problem and stopped the Quik-Mart Corporation from expanding into hell, but it turns out a guardian’s work is never done. Medusa has plans for him, and she’s not the only one.

What's a poor night clerk to do when he’s besieged on all sides by deluded vampire slayers, angry zombies, crazy gods, and the most terrifying enemy of all: a dickish CEO?

To survive this, Josh will have to do more than just rely on his necromancer boss, his hot vampire boyfriend, and his yeti stalker. This time, he’ll have to find his own inner hero to save the day.

Closet Capers

A dash of intrigue keeps any relationship fresh: laughing breathlessly over a little thrill, feeling clingy after a shiver of suspense, mucking through a minor mystery. This anthology offers a dozen light and humorous romantic short stories in which a quickly solved caper may be just the ticket to spice up any romance. 

The Part Boy's Guide To Dating A Geek by Piper Vaughn & Xara Xanakas

Ashley Byrne only wants one thing in life: to finish his tattoo apprenticeship and fulfill his dream of owning his own shop. In the meantime, he spends his nights partying, flirting, and having sex. After all, what else is there for him to worry about? Aside from his hair and his clothes, not much. He’s hot, and rest assured no one knows it better than him. He’s also used to getting what he wants—until he meets Felipe Navarro.

Fee Navarro has everything he needs: a great IT job, a nice apartment, and all the high-tech toys his geeky heart could ever want. He doesn’t do casual, and he knows guys like Ash are nothing but. Ash may burn hot for Fee, but Fee isn’t willing to take a chance on a vain, little party boy with too many tats and an oversized ego. He wants someone to share his life with, and he won’t settle for anything less. Too bad Ash has never been the type to give up easily. He has a plan, and he’s not stopping until he proves he’s more than just a pretty face—he’s someone worthy of winning Fee’s heart.

WooHoo, so many amazing prizes! Because I am all types of busy and life has been kicking my butt I want the giveaway to go as easy and painless as possible, so please do follow all instructions so your entering counts. Good Luck!!
  • Leave a comment along with email letting me know which book you have your eye on (No email then oops I can't help you).
  • Contest runs until April 29th 11:59pm EST
  • Prizes will be drawn by
  • First winner picked will be able to pick from the books above, and the second winner will be able to pick from the remaining books and so on and so forth. Till they are all GONE!
  • Winner has 24HRS to reply to my email or another will be chosen. (Get back to me as quickly as you can.)
  • Make sure you can accept mail from ( or otherwise it will end up as spam.
  • Must be 18yrs or Older!! 


  1. Wow. So many. A lot of these I've read. I must have a geek thing. :-)

    Okay, for me the ones I would be happy to receive are:

    How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
    Venetian masks (if mailing to Canada is not an issue)


  2. I have only read one of these, so I'd be pretty happy with any of them. I would choose How to Repair a Mechanical Heart first because it's a great title with a FANTASTIC cover.

    Thanks for setting up the contest!


  3. I've read many of these (yeah, I'm into the geek thing), but I'd love Tech Support by Jet Mykles (one of my favorite authors who doesn't write enough).


  4. I've only read Party Boy's Guide and Social Skills, and the rest look amazing, too! I'd love any of them, but would probably opt for Tech Support, Mechanical Heart, Too Stupid To Live, or Venetian Masks first...

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  5. I have my eyes on Social skills :)

  6. I want Tech Support by Jet Mykles but I also want Nobody's Hero by Katey Hawthorne and Moon Shadows by Neena Jaydon. Guess that's three more for my wishlist :S

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  7. Well, I've got a few, heard of some and the rest sound pretty good too!
    My first pick would be The Party Boys Guide to Dating a Geek.

    Email : littlesuze at

  8. What a great contest! Too Stupid to Live and Venetian Masks sound good. Thank you!
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  9. I would love any one of these. Geeks are so great and I have several on my wishlist. If I had to choose, I'd go with How to Repair a Mechanical Heart but again, how to choose, how to choose!


    cojazzchick AT yahoo DOT com

  10. So many great many pants losing possibilities!! Okay...I picked more than one, just in case. Is that okay? ;)

    Nobody's Hero
    Tech Support
    Venetian Mask

  11. Lots of great choices.... Nobody's Hero by Katey Hawthorne for me.


  12. There are several on the list I haven't read yet.

    How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
    Social Skills
    Tech Support

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


    Geeks rule!!!

  13. Thank you for this opportunity to win! I appreciate all of your hard work, as well as the generosity of the authors. Books that sound especially interesting to me are Astronomical, Closet Capers, and Trust in Me. Thanks again for organizing the week of events!

    awindandbooks at gmail dot com

  14. My eye is on several of these, but How to Repair a Mechanical Heart tops the list. Thanks for hosting what I'm sure will be another great theme week.


  15. Wow so many that I have yet to read!

    Moon Shadows
    Venetian Masks

    Thanks so much!!


  16. I love geeks too and I have read most of them but, I haven't read Astronomical by Silvia Violet or Trust in Me by Lori Toland.


  17. Yay for Geeks!
    Others are listing more than one choice, so:
    Too Stupid to Live, Venetian Masks, Nobody's Hero, Josh of the Damned #2.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  18. They all look amazing, but these caught my eye:

    Social Skills
    Too Stupid Too Live
    Nobody's Hero
    Moon Shadows



  19. So many wonderful goodies!! THANK YOU!!
    Ehe... I have my eyes on ~

    Closet Capers by Andrea Speed
    Astronomical by Silvia Violet
    Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding (Paperback)
    Social Skills by Sara Alva

    fufu~ thanks again for Geek Week!


  20. I have my eye on Astronomical.


  21. I'd one copy of Astronomical by Silvia Violet:)

  22. Great contest! All of the books look good. I would love to win
    ** The Party Boy's Guide
    ** Astronomical
    ** Tech Support


  23. I've read a bunch if these, so good! I have my eye on Closet Capers especially! ;)

  24. I've read some of them, but among those I haven't, The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek, How to repair a mechanical heart, Venetian Masks and Sauntering Vaguely Downward have all catch my eyes.


  25. What a great giveaway! There are so many wonderful sounding books on this list. I've read a few of these, but definitely have my eye on some others - Social Skills, Too Stupid to Live, Tech Support, Astronomical and Moon Shadows.


  26. My first choice would be Astronomical, second would be Too Stupid to Live. Thanks in advance (I'm hopeful).

  27. My first choice would be Closet Capers by Andrea Speed.
    Followed by Venetian Masks, The Part Boy's Guide To Dating A Geek, Social Skills, and Astronomical.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  28. Ohhhh how I love geeks ^.^ They're my people.

    I would love to read Anne Tenino's Too Stupid To Live, because Anne's fifty shades of awesome.

    I've already read The Part Boy's Guide To Dating A Geek - it was fantastic.

    eripike at gmail dot com

  29. Sweet!!!! The ones I'm geeking over are:

    •How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
    •Nobody's Hero
    •Closet Capers
    •Social Skills
    •The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek

    -K.C. Beaumont

    (I'm commenting as "Anonymous" because my phone and Blogger will not cooperate by letting me add my information in... I need tech support. Anyone know where I can find a good geek? ;) )

  30. I'm diggin' the geek love around here! Nice to see ones I've read and enjoyed make the list. Better yet the ones I haven't gotten to but have been wanting to also being on here. Top on my list are: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart, Pawn Takes Rook, Too Stupid to Live and Tech Support.

    Thanks to all the wonderfully talented and awesome people who've made this giveaway happen!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  31. Ahh, this is a fabulous giveaway. I already have HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART (which is FANTASTIC, by the way, anyone who's thinking about picking it up should do so), so I think my next choices would be NOBODY'S HERO and PAWN TAKES ROOK.

    I'm such a huge sucker for superhero novels.

    Big thanks to Darien and to all the participating authors! You guys rock.

  32. You are too wonderful, my dear!
    Books I definitely want to steal from you.
    Sauntering Vaguely Downward
    Josh of the Damned.

    Mechanical Heart is also AMAZING, but I have it already, so give it to some other lucky lovely.

    email is ariel[dot]kirst[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks much and much!


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