Lucky is Reading Giveaway Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Lucky is Reading Blog Hop! Today, I have a giveaway for you of a fabulous book that I feel lucky to have read!

Whenever Ilona Andrews (a husband-and-wife writing team) comes out with a new book, I grab it immediately, because I know I’m going to love it! Clean Sweep was no exception. So why do I feel lucky to have read it? Two reasons: first, it appears to be self-published, and whether that’s because they wanted to try out hybrid authorship, or because their publishers didn’t want the book (or some other reason altogether), the existence of indie publishing means that the book was available. Any other time in publishing history, it might not have been. And second, this novel plays with the whole “vampire vs. werewolf in competition for the magical heroine’s love” trope in some hysterical ways!

So take a moment to check the book out, then check out my own vampire novel (on sale for $.99 March 8-14), and finally, HOP to the rest of the posts to see what else is up for grabs!

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.




From March 8-14, my own vampire novel Legally Undead will be on sale in ebook for $.99!


A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs–not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.


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About the Author


Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.

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14 comments on “Lucky is Reading Giveaway Blog Hop!

  1. Emma Rose says:

    One book that I’ve read this year that I am so happy that I did read is Looking for Alaska by John Green.

  2. Amanda Brown says:

    I am lucky to have read Outlier by Daryl Banner, such a great world and story

  3. Alexis Cameron says:

    I am lucky to have read North of Beautiful by Justina Chen-Headley it was a great book!

  4. bn100 says:

    pride and prejudice

  5. BerkeleyHapa says:

    I really enjoy the Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series (starts with Moon Called), and also the Hunger Games triology, which I read after seeing the first movie.

  6. Mary Preston says:

    THE BOOK THIEF comes to mind.

  7. ladymagnolia99 says:

    I really enjoyed Shatter Me by Taherehe Mafi, made me want to read the rest in the series.

    Judy Cox

  8. Janie McGaugh says:

    I’m lucky to have read the books in a number of series, including Karen Moning’s Fever series, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series.

  9. Sarah Miles says:

    Almost every book I read, I’m lucky to have done so. Particularly, books in the fantasy genre. Susan Cooper, TA Barron, JK Rowling, Lindsay Buroker, Rachel Caine. Each book is a new world to visit, and I can’t think of a better way to spend my free time 🙂

  10. Mai T. says:

    Some of my lucky reads: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma, Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom, The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho.

  11. BookLady says:

    My lucky reads include Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. anne3230 says:

    magic Strikes also by Ilona Andrews, the author of your giveaway.

  13. JoannaM says:

    BDB by J.R.Ward, The Harry Potter Series, and Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley. Even though that one is PN, once I found out she also writes historicals and I started reading them, her books reintroduced me to all things historical =D

  14. Ann S says:

    Loving anything by Jeaniene Frost. Thanks for the giveaway!

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