Saturday, March 14, 2020

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Book Hop

It's time for the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Book Hop! Woohoo! It's perfect timing, too, since most of us are quarantined or self-quarantined due to the bizarre Coronavirus. Who knew, huh? As our communities and countries deal with the pandemonia of this pandemic, I hope all of you have the luck of the Irish, and Saint Patrick watches over and keeps you safe.

With all the extra time, there is no better time to read and or write, so join me as I participate in the annual Lucky Leprechaun Book Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary from Bookhounds. This year over 30 blogs are participating, so you might get a chance to chase your pot of gold with this giveaway.




For the Lucky Leprechaun Hop, I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter.

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The giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Mar 15th Mar 31st, midnight. The contest is open to International participants.

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Hopefully, everyone stays well during this time. If you find yourself with additional time, what project are you working one? What book are you writing/editing? What book are you reading? Comment below and let us all know!

Mina Burrows

Monday, March 9, 2020

Book Buzz: David Day's An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World

Are you a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien? Are you a fan of mythology and or mystical creatures? Have you ever wondered where Tolkien got his inspiration? If you're a true Tolkien fan, you may have even read a  biography or two or perhaps watched last year's movie about his early years and time during WWI.  

Some of my favorite books are high fantasy ones like Tolkien's The Hobbit, George R.R. Martin's Game of Throne series, or Robin Hobb's Assassin's series. So many of the best-selling high fantasy novels stem from of Tolkien's original creative genius. He was such a master at the mystical and David Day's An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World takes Tolkien's iconic mythological interpretations and creations and organizes it in a beautiful leather-bound dictionary of sources. This incredible resource has nearly a thousand breathtaking illustrations. Below is more about the book.

About the Book

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. 

The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien's stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien's world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien's creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations.

This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

About The Author


David Day is the author of five major books on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, including Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary and A Guide to Tolkien. Together with Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, these books have been translated into sixteen languages, and have sold in excess of two million copies. A Canadian living in Toronto, Day has also published over thirty other books of mythology, history, fantasy, fiction, and poetry, for both adults and children. 



As I mentioned in an early post, this book is awe-inspiring. I felt humbled just receiving it and even more blown away after reading it. If you're a reader and want a deeper understanding of Middle Earth and the mind of Tolkien, then David Day's book will give you that and so much more. If you're a writer and you have a penchant for writing high fantasy, then this book is an outstanding resource, giving incredible insight into Tolkien's mastery and creativity. 

Get your copy of David Day's latest Tolkien book here and learn more about David's other best-sellers here.

Make it a great week!

Mina B.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Romance is in the Air - Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I love this holiday. Who doesn't love a good romance story? Any romance fans out there? What about closet romance fans? Whatever your taste is in books is (Romance, Mystery or Horror - perhaps all three!) I hope you get a spare moment to catch up on some reading.

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To celebrate this special holiday, I'm participating in the Romance is in the Air Giveaway hop.
It's hosted by Mary from BOOKHOUNDS, and if interested in grabbing some lovely prizes, enter to win by visiting all the participating blogs.

I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card to (1) winner, so that they may pick to their heart's content. See the details below on how to enter:



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You MUST be a follower of my blog and MUST fill out this entry form. (And yes, I do check GCF)

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The giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Feb 14 - Feb 29th, midnight. The contest is open to international participants.


Want to see who else is participating? Visit BOOKHOUNDS and check out all the links and hop on by.


Mina Burrows

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Best of 2019 Giveaway

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday. Mine was good, but now that January is halfway over, I can hardly remember December. I'm happy 2020 is here. As I mentioned previously, I'm reading a ton of fantasy lately which is in a word is awesome!!! One book I want to mention is An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World by David Day. This book is awe-inspiring. I felt humbled just receiving it. Right now, I'm in the middle of reading it, and when I'm done, I plan on writing a post about how amazing it is. If you can't wait until then, read more about it here and the link above. What a way to start 2020 off!

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Best of 2019 Giveaway 


To celebrate the New Year, I'm participating in the Best of 2019 Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary from Bookhounds. There are nearly 40 blogs participating in this blog hop and you will have from now until the end of the month to enter to win some cool stuff.

I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter.


Enter To Win!

You MUST be a follower of my blog and MUST fill out this entry form. (And yes, I do check GCF)

Extra entries…

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The giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Jan 15 - Jan. 31st, midnight. The contest is open to International participants.

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Mina Burrows

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop 2019

Happy Holidays! Ready for Christmas? I am! Anyone have travel plans or is family visiting? Did you finish your holiday shopping? I still have a ton of Christmas shopping to do but I'm sure I'll get it done. So much happens during the last month of the year, it almost always feels like a blur.

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As we finish out this year, I'm curious about what you all thought of 2019. Was it a good one for you? It was blah for me but I'll try to make it better in 2020. Before the new year hits us, I hope you all enjoy the holiday break and have time to read a good book. And if you're reading anything good, please share. Or if you have a book launching, share that with us as well.




About the Hop:

To celebrate Christmas and the end of the year, I'm participating in the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary from Bookhounds. There are over 40 blogs participated in this blog hop and folks will have from now until the end of the year to enter and possibly win some great stuff.

I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter.

Enter To Win!

You MUST be a follower of my blog and MUST fill out this entry form. (And yes, I do check GCF)

Extra entries…

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The giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Dec. 21st - Dec. 31st, midnight. The contest is open to International participants.

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Happy Holidays!
Mina Burrows

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gratitude Giveaway Book Hop 2019

Thanksgiving already? Yep. It's too much, to fast, huh? For those who are participating in NanoWrit Month...you're halfway there! Keep going! If you have a moment, then this hop's for you. Before you make and then eat your Thanksgiving feast, join this year's annual thanksgiving book giveaway and get ready for a hopping good time.


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Every year, I participate in the Gratitude Giveaway hop to say thanks to all my blogger friends and readers. The Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Mary at BookHounds.  Thank you, Mary! Over 40 blogs are participating so get ready for some fun.

For this GG hop, I'm giving away one (1) $10 Amazon GC to one great winner. The Giveaway hop starts on November 15th and runs until November 30th, eod. International participants welcome!

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That's it.  Want to see who else is participating? See below and hop on by!

Cheers!
Mina Burrows

Monday, October 14, 2019

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is here - Let's Boogie!

It's time for the annual Spooktacular Giveaway Book Hop! Who's excited for Halloween and this book giveaway? This year brings me so much joy that I can feel it in my bones. So get your spook on and let's boogie!

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The host of the giveaway hop is Mary from Bookhounds. This year over 40 blogs are participating which gives you plenty of chances to win! I'm giving away one (1) FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card. See the details below on how to enter:

Enter To Win!





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The giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Oct. 15th - October 31st, midnight. The contest is open to US participants.






See who else is participating.