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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

100th Review Celebration - Giveaway! Two books by Dakota Cassidy

It's been a long time coming, folks! 100 reviews. Had some rough years, a lot of hiatuses, name changes, lost all our readers; but we're back and we're strong and we're not going nowheres! It can only get better from here on out.

So in celebration of Book Verse's 100th review, and as a thank you to both new and returning readers, we are holding our very first raffle(s)! Squeee - am I the only excited one here? Free books, can I get a hellz yeah!? I went back and looked through the reviews from the last couple of months and picked a few of our 4 and 5 star rated books to give away. 

We have a total of four different books, by four different authors. I say this calls for a little author spotlight! So for the next four days, we will give you guys some general information on each author, some stalking links. And we'll also relay any special interactions we've had with them. Entering is super easy, just scroll down to the rafflecopter widget and follow the steps to get entries. We will be verifying entries, so no cheating! :)

We thank you again for your support and hope you'll stay with us for future reviews, author interviews, and other fun stuff!

Welcome to day two, readers! For those of you who missed day 1, a copy of Mark Henry's Balustrade is up for grabs - don't forget to click here to enter.

Today I am giving away one of Dakota Cassidy's ebooks. Here is a little bit about her (taken from Amazon): Dakota Cassidy is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen books of contemporary and paranormal romance. She lives for a good laugh in both her life and her writing.
Her goals are simple: banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net, and nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants. And of course, write really funny, sexy, romantic books! Dakota lives in Oregon with her dogs and her husband, who puts the heroes in her books to shame.

I have been a fan of Dakota's for years. I was at Borders once during one of my many book shopping sprees and I passed by Dakota's The Accidental Werewolf. The purple cover immediately caught my attention and when I actually saw the cartoon character on the cover I stopped and grabbed it. I'm a fan of those cute cartoon covers, I always pick em up. ;) I read the blurb, thought it sounded funny and took it home with me (I paid for it, of course). Nothing could have prepared me for the story written in those pages. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more - that is what Dakota does, she makes you feel. 

I found her on Facebook a few years ago and sent her a friend request which she accepted (yay) and I kind of quietly stalked her - because I would never actually TALK to her, she's Dakota freaking Cassidy! I liked a bunch of her posts and then one day actually responded to something she posted. You guys, she responded back! I couldn't believe it. I was happy. I retreated back into the shadows, sure it was a one time thing. Then I got the opportunity to join her street team and I jumped - boy did I jump - at the chance. That's where I got to know the real Dakota Cassidy; not the super famous, aloof author I had created in my mind, but the funny, sweet, down to earth, hummingbird obsessed gal she really is. I went from being a fan to being a fan AND virtual friend. Who would have thought, huh?

Stalker links. She really does love to talk to her fans. :)

Website: http://dakota324.wix.com/dakotacassidy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaCassidyFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DakotaCassidy
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/108007.Dakota_Cassidy
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dakota-Cassidy/e/B001ILKCFI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406464969&sr=1-2-ent

Today I am giving away an Amazon Kindle copy of the first part of her Fangs Of Anarchy serial. Serials aren't usually my thing, I find them torturous, and though it was agonizing for me to read these books, it was totally worth it. This book (the entire serial) is "jam packed with pure awesomeness," that's what I said in my review and I still stand by it.

Also, I would like to point out that Talk This Way, the prequel to her Plum Orchard series is FREE on Amazon. This is an amazing series, I went through sooooo many tissues. Did I mention it's currently FREE? So go get that and then enter below for your chance at Fangs Of Anarchy: Forbidden Alpha (Part 1) Alpha Down 

And because I'm feeling generous and because Dakota is so awesome AND because her Plum Orchard series is super great, I also decided to giveaway an e-copy of Talk Dirty To Me! :D This book is on my "keeper shelf forever" list. And I want to share the wonderful experience of reading it with the rest of you. One winner will take both books - enter beloooow.

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crystalmbf said...

Can't believe I won two books by the awesome Dakota Cassidy! Thanks so much for the giveaway!! :)

SaturnMoonie said...

Congratulations again! Hope you entered the other giveaways. You never know, you might win one of those too. LOL.