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22 01, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Minor Deception by Nupur Tustin

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Amateur Sleuths, Giveaways, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments


a minor deception book coverPlease join Nupur Tustin, author of A Minor Deception, as she tours the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours!

Enter to win a copy of the book below!

Reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

What a charmer! I really wanted to enjoy A Minor Deception before ever even opening it! As a classical music person all my life, any book that appreciates that art form is special to me.

But this one went beyond a good many of them, in cleverly utilizing the music as part of the scenery, so to speak. It is honest in its presentation, and since Franz Josef Haydn – the principal ‘detective’ in this story – is known as the father of both string quartets and symphonies, there are a lot of potential episodes waiting to be unveiled.

22 01, 2017

December Monthly Contest Winner

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Giveaways, Monthly Contest|Tags: |8 Comments

stack of books As promised, every month I give away a prize of their choice to the most creative/prolific contributor to Luxury Reading.

Our December winner is…


Kudos to everyone for your great comments! Please post a comment here with your selection!

22 01, 2017

Giveaway: Tides by Jonathan White

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |2 Comments

tides by jonathan white book coverEnter to win a copy of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White! Open to US residents only

About the book

In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the

18 01, 2017

Giveaway: Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom by Acharya Shunya

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |8 Comments

ayuerveda lifestyle wisdom book coverEnter to win a copy of Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy by Acharya Shunya! Open to US residents only

About the book

Ayurveda is founded on the belief that true health is everyone’s birthright—and that each of us is a self-healing entity who can use nature’s abundance to restore and renew ourselves.

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom is a breakthrough book for yoga practitioners, spiritual seekers, and anyone ready to learn a “doable” approach to this time-tested art and science of health and well-being.

9 01, 2017

Giveaway: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |38 Comments

a list of cages book coverEnter A List of Cages giveaway! One winner will receive a copy of A List of Cages by Robin Roe and a $50 Visa gift card to put towards a day of friendship! 

Open to U.S. residents only

About the book

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian–the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

5 01, 2017

Giveaway: Life Word by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |4 Comments

life word book coverEnter to win a copy of Life Word: Discover Your One Word to Leave a Legacy by by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page! Open to US residents only

About the book

In One Word that will Change your Life authors Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page helped readers discover their yearly word to live with more intention, focus and purpose. Now with Life Word they help readers discover a word that will significantly impact their life and legacy.

Life Word reveals a simple, powerful tool to help you identify the word that will inspire you to live your best life while leaving your greatest legacy. In the process you’ll discover your why which will help show you the way to live with a renewed sense of power, purpose and passion.

26 12, 2016

Giveaway: Solo by Jill Mansell

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |1 Comment

solo mansell book coverEnter to win 1 of 5 copies of Solo by Jill Mansell from Sourcebooks Landmark! 

About the book

It all starts at a party, as these things often do…

· A one-night stand with far-reaching consequences

· Momentarily enamored guests going home with all the wrong people

· An unfaithful wife struck by jealousy and getting a dose of her own medicine

· A shocking family secret revealed at the worst possible moment

13 12, 2016

November Monthly Contest Winners!

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Giveaways, Monthly Contest|Tags: |6 Comments

stack of books As promised, every month I give away a prize of their choice to the most creative/prolific contributor to Luxury Reading.

Since it’s Christmas time, there will be 2 winners for November!

Bonnie Franks and TechEditor!

Kudos to everyone for your great comments! Please post a comment here with your selection!

29 11, 2016

Giveaway: Road to Paradise by Paullina Simons

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |9 Comments

road to paradise book coverEnter to win a copy of Road to Paradise by Paullina Simons! And….as a bonus, you’ll receive Simons’ Tatiana and Alexander as well! Open to US residents only

Praise for Paullina Simons

“[A] beautifully written first novel…. A strong story line with great characterization makes this book hard to put down.”  — Library Journal

“Reads fast like a sudden surge of wind over the plains, and the book’s momentum builds to tornado force.”  — USA Today

Paullina Simons is the internationally bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman. In Road to Paradise love, passion, and friendship collide on the road trip of a lifetime.

26 11, 2016

2016 Christmas Toy Giveaway

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Giveaways|Tags: |24 Comments

piles of christmas toys

Holidays are almost here so I’ve decided to repeat a favorite giveaway of mine! I love nothing more than picking out gifts for kids so this giveaway will be all about them!

Here’s how this giveaway will work:

  • Comment on this post and tell me your child’s age (or grandchild, niece/nephew, etc.) and what type of toys they currently enjoy
  • Commenting will open up additional Rafflecopter entries – the more you enter, the higher your chances of winning
  • One lucky reader will receive a surprise package of 2 toys personally selected by me – just in time for Christmas!