August 1, 2011

Summer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the

What is a giveaway hop? That's simple. Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers this means lots of chances to win free books and other goodies. For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win!

And now …
… curious about what you can win?

I'm giving away a set of sexy summer reads by two of my favorite authors - Sex, Lies And Online Dating (Rachel Gibson) and Faking It (Jennifer Crusie)! In case the winner already owns one of the books she may choose another book by the same author instead.
Please note: This giveaway is open worldwide, but only for countries TBD offers free shipping to - please check here.

All you have to do is answer the following question and leave your e-mail address with your comment so I may contact you in case you're the winner.

The question:
Reading at the beach - yay or nay?

Following my blog is no requirement, but greatly appreciated.
You must be 18 years old to be eligible to enter.
One entry per person.
Open worldwide.

One winner will be picked through on August 8th and will then be contacted by e-mail as well as announced here on my blog. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and if he/she fails to do so I will draw a new winner.

And now, head on over to the rest of the blog hop participants!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    My answer: Yes read at the beach when under the sunshade.


    Carol T

    I follow via GFC.

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  2. Definitely no for reading on the beach. I am from the tropics and I do not want to even go near the beach!


  3. Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    My answer is yes for reading on the beach. It would be fun.


  4. Thank you for the giveaway! I read on my kindle so I guess that reading at the beach is possible, but I live in a landlocked state in the U.S. suffering from a bad heat wave, so no beach reading for me!
    GFC Follower Danielle West

  5. Thanks for the Giveaway

    I'm definitely a YAY - I love reading at the beach.


  6. thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!!:)

    my answer would be a yes for reading at the beach but only if its not too sunny and it should be peaceful.

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  7. My answer is yes, but only when it's not too sunny, and only old books (because I don't want to damage the new ones).

    spamscape [at ]gmail [dot] com

  8. Yay! It's a fun way to relax, and it looks totally cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Answer: probably not, specially if I intent to swim a lot. I don't like to get my books wet...

    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international! I'd love a book by Rachel Gibson!


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  11. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!
    My answer would be reading at the beach? YAY! There is nothing like lying on warm sand with the sea breeze in your hair, flipping the pages of a great book!

  12. Thank you for another great giveaway!

    No reading at the beach. I don't have prescription sunglasses, so it's either wear my reading glasses or wear my sunglasses. Thankfully, I don't spend much time at the beach anyway.

    aprimeau at one bear cat dot com

  13. Reading at the beach... Yay! I get to dosomething I love and get some sun!

  14. I love reading at the beach! It's a great way to relax and sunbathe at the same time.


  15. Great giveaway! I moved to coastal North Carolina to be closer to the beach and, for me, reading on the beach is so relaxing, its almost therapeutic. I find it simpler to take along my Kindle when reading at the beach. Also, I try to go to a 'not so public' beach, kind of away from where too many people congregate so I can have just the sound of the ocean and gulls as my background noise.

    Thanks, I hope I win!
    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  16. Definitely enter! Thank you for the giveaway!
    My answer is yay for reading on the beach because it has a quality of air.


  17. Reading at the beach? YAY! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway..

    savedbymercy (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Nay for reading at the beach for me :) I get sunburnt really easily and if I started reading I'd get caught up in it and forget to reapply sunscreen. Actually, sometimes I get sunburnt even with it on, so it's dangerous all round :P

    kate1485 at

  19. Thank you for the giveaway. I would definitely read at the beach, I get bored of swimming after I get cooled off.
    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. Reading at the beach - yay or nay? Total Nay you go to the beach for the water!! Unless your me and have a fear then read all the way! aha

  21. I love to read at the beach.

  22. My answer: Yay! I love reading at the beach!!

    Please enter me in the draw!

    I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Definitely yes! I like to read everyone, but by the beach with the warm sun beating down, a frozen adult beverage and some conch fritters...perfection (can you tell I am from Florida :))! Thanks for the giveaway, I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).

  24. Yes to reading on the beach! Too bad i don't have a beach even close to me :(

  25. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Yes to reading at the beach - it's part of the fun!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  26. Thanks for the chance!

    I'd say nay to reading on the beach, unless it's a quiet one, then yay :-)

  27. Yey I say... then thanks for this offer lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks GFC follower

  28. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I say yay to reading at the beach.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  29. Yay to reading at the beach!

    brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

  30. Yay to reading on the beach, it's my favorite thing to do.
    lvs2dv at gmail dot com

  31. Definitely yay - I don't go anywhere without something to read, so how could I make it a whole day at the beach?
    I am a GFC follower :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  32. Reading at the beach DEFINETELY, its so relaxing.. although havent visited the beach this summer at all!! =/

  33. Reading at the beach is definitely yay!

  34. thanks for the giveaway!reading at the beach... ya!
    GFC follower: Katie


  35. Thanks for the giveaway! Of course, why else go to the beach if not to relax and read?
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  36. Nay. Last time I tried it was really sunny so the pages were too bright and it pretty much hurt to look at (even with sunnies on). Plus there's the issue of damaging books due to sand/water and usually if I'm going to the beach (which is not that often, despite living really close to the ocean) it's usually with people and so I'd swin or talk to them or whatever. Thanks for the giveaway, both books sound good (I've read, and liked, the Jennifer Crusie one but haven't read any by Rachel Gibson)

    GFC - JessS

  37. Definitely yay for reading at the beach :)Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  38. I seriously was waffling on this question. The sun can be bothersome at times, but I love the beach so much I think it would be relaxing. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  39. Thanks for the giveaway these both look like absolutely lovely reads!

    As for the question: yay! Though I haven't actually had chance to read on the beach fooor .. we'll say 7 years, I'm not really a sun, sand, and paddling in the sea person. I like to relax with a good book <3

    jaedia at live dot co dot uk
    New follower too :)

    Once Upon A Time

  40. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm always reading at the beach with my coffee!
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  41. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I say nay to reading at the beach. I get to distracted by whats going on to pay attention to the book.


  42. Yay when the kids are not around. But no when they are with. Hope double answers don't disqualify

    Lmbrunken AT gmail DOT com

  43. I was raised in a state with many beautiful beaches, but in my twenties no more beaches. The answer is yes, I wish I could go to the beach any time to read, not just on an occassional vacation.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  44. If and when I go to the beach I do read. I don't often go anymore though. The beach is perfect for reading if you don't have to watch kids.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  45. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reading is what the beach was made for! What else do you do while you dry off?

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  46. Yes, I will read at the beach! I follow on gfc as cjabdelnour. Thanks! Cheryl

  47. Yes in the shade of an umbrella when not having fun in the sun swimming!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  48. Thanks for this fab giveaway!

    My Answer: Yes, coz I'm not much of a swimmer. And I think reading at the beach is just so cool :)



  49. I have to say Nay! because I simply don't go to the beach, I'm a freak who's afraid of getting tanned *.*

    thanks for the giveaway! (& I follow! GFC=carla costa) :)
    jen7waters at gmail dot com

  50. Definitely yes to reading at the beach. I don't go much,but when I do I like to have a good book with me.
    Visit us at Says Me Says Mom (

  51. Definitely YAY! I love to read at the beach, on my hammock, in bed, on my porch swing, on my couch, at the gym...EVERYWHERE!


  52. Great giveaway -- thanks :)

    Nay to reading on the beach. Not much of a beach fan. My favorite place to read is snuggled up in bed with a cold/hot drink.

    GFC(Mona Garg)


  53. Nay- I'd much rather be swimming!
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  54. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Yay to reading at the beach.


  55. thx MUCH for participating in the hop with a FUN giveaway!
    Reading at the beach - yay!!
    blstef1 at mts dot net

  56. Definitely a yes!! It's one of my favorite places to read because it's so relaxing.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    alexandriatheo AT gmail DOT com

  57. It's a yay! But, I do prefer to take paperbacks to the beach! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  58. My answer is yay!
    Thanks a lot for the chance.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  59. My answer to reading at the beach is nay, I prefer to watch the women in bikinis when I am at the beach.

    escrappy78 at gmail dot com

  60. Beach reading = yay! Wish I was there now!

    GFC: ML

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  61. I don't like the beach so I say nay.


  62. I don't like sand so much, so i'd say nay on the beach (even though i live near several), love the ocean, just not sand
    thanks so much for a great giveaway!

  63. Yay. But I have gotten sunburned reading on the beach so I don't do it anymore.


  64. Nope, I don't like sand in my books!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Reading at the beach is definitely a Yay!
    I love beaches and it's always fun to read a summery book while sipping some iced tea and enjoying the sea breeze!

    princessintears AT gmail DOT com

  66. Reading at the beach - yay ... when it's raining :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

  67. Reading at the beach is mostly a yay. Just stay far away from the water.

  68. mmm...probably yay (because, seriously, reading is welcomed everywhere!), but I'm not a big beach lover. True, the sea is fun and I love water, but the beach is too...sunny. Not a summer person, at all.

    advakramer (at) gmail (dot) com

  69. More like nay. It didn't work for me. Although I had sunglasses and everything I didn't like it. I mostly read when I was going to bed. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    p.s. Love your sticker at the top (coffee). :D

  70. I don't really like the beach, I burn to easily so siting in the sun reading isn't really my thing! Now siting outside on my porch reading is awesome!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

  71. Thanks for the giveaway!!! And I already read on the beach this summer :) though it is kind of hard to keep the sand out of the pages seeing as it covers absolutely everything you bring there...but it's still fun to do!


  72. I've never done it, but I would be open to trying it. Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

  73. I love reading on the beach, but can easily get distracted by the eye candy. :)

    admin.bookblog AT

  74. Reading at the beach? YAY! (As long as there is lots of sunscreen... I burn easily)
    Great giveaway!
    Thanks so much!
    Emily Kaiser

  75. Let's just put it this way: The only way anyone's convincing me to go to the beach is if I have a book with me. :)

    Thanks so much!

  76. Of course you can and should read at the beach-is there any place you shouldn't read?
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

  77. Reading at the beach is great! I just don't get to the beach very often.

  78. Nay! Too much noise, messy sand and too many hunky distractions:) If all these factors were not present, I'd love to read at the beach.

    Thanks for the giveaway:)


  79. Yay if it's under an umbrella!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  80. Yay absolutely, otherwise the beach is far too boring! I am a follower on GFC and my email is cerievans1 at gmail dot com. Thanks

  81. YAY!


    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  82. Thank you for the giveaway! Reading at the beach-- nay. I'm not a big sun bather and I can't focus on reading when I'm hot and coated with sand
    GFC Tina
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  83. No, I've never been one for lying around on the beach. I like to get in the water.
    thanks for the giveaway

  84. of course! who doesn't love to read at the beach! thanks so much for the awesome giveaway :)

  85. GFC follower and YAY!