Sunday, May 18, 2014

1,000,000 Page View Celebration!

After a little more than 3 years blogging, I'm very excited to announce that StuckInBooks has gone over 1,000,000 page views!

I'm going to celebrate in the best possible way!


I have been collecting SIGNED copies of books to use as part of this celebration.  Some I have bought and some have been kindly donated by the author.  Each day, I will feature a book and offer a giveaway for it.  Wanta see what I've got?  See anything you'd like to win?

Keeping partying!

Today I have BOOKS by Bethany Lopez - THREE to be exact!  All are signed paperbacks!

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?

Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

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8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez

Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?

Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?

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Friends & Lovers Trilogy (Contains: Make It Last, I Choose You, and Trust In Me) by Bethany Lopez

Make It Last

This is a New Adult title - Meant for readers 18 and older.

In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.

I Choose You
Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.

Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?

Trust In Me

Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband's fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she'll find her path. When the town's local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams...and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.

Rich never expected to fulfill his dreams in the town he planned to leave behind, but that's just what he's doing. His reputation as a noncommittal ladies' man might make it challenging to earn respect in the business world, but he's willing to prove that he's serious. In fact, when it comes to pursuing Roni, he's more than willing. But she's taking a page out of his book, not wanting to risk another relationship. Can he convince her that his playboy days are over and that she can trust him with her heart?

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  1. Sometimes, yeah. If I don't really enjoy a book by an author then I'm unlikely to pick up another one of their books, unless it gets amazing reviews. Vice versa, if I like a book by an author then I will try to read other books by them :) Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!

  2. Sometimes it does. Depends . Theres an author that has 2 series: one I love one I hate.

  3. Thank you so much for making this giveaway international!
    I don't think that I have the chance to win but it's awesome to try :)
    Anyways, when it's my first book by the author. if it's bad, then I am not reading her/his books anymore. But sometimes there are exceptions to this.
    But if it's my second book by the author and her first book was really good. then there's no way i am gonna stop reading her books even if one of them totally sucks.

  4. It does, but not in a major way. I'm more likely to put an author on my "auto-read" list if I enjoyed my first book by them, but I won't put an author on my "do not read" list if I had a bad experience. I'll just be more hesitant to try something else.

  5. No, just because I don't find a book interesting doesn't mean the next book by that author won't be interesting. Not every book I read thrills me, but I always give an author more than one chance to grab me.

  6. Holy Smokes! A million vies. Way to go girl! You must be in shock. LOL
    A bad experience can make me check out other books by the author more thoroughly before purchasing them, but I usually will read there other books. Sometimes one just doesn't resonate well, doesn't mean the other books won't.

  7. I am entering your giveaways.
    It would be great to win a signed copy of Indelible,
    8 Weeks,or Friends & Lovers Trilogy by Bethany Lopez.
    In response to your question of
    Does a good/bad experience with an book
    effect whether you read another book from that author?
    No If the book is part of a series i want to see what is going to happen
    so even if i didn't like one book i'll read the next.
    I enjoy reading and discovering new authors
    and i know every book is different.
    Thank you for having these giveaways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. If I have read previous books by the author that are good, then no I just consider it like having a bad day. But if it's a new author to me or if I've read a so/so book from them before, yes it throws me off the author totally.

  9. Yes, it does. If I don't like an author's book, I am less likely to read another of their books. Also if I love a book by a author, I will read all of their books I can. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  10. Yes and No.

    If I don't like the first book I read by a certain author I usually let time heal me from that horrendous story so I can forget how bad that book was to try and read a different one by that same author in a far away future.

    If it's so bad to the point I need to scream at something then chances are I won't forget it and will probably not give the author a second chance C:

  11. Mostly, but not always. It depends on what the issue was with the bad book. Like if the editing was lacking but I liked the story, I'll still read another book by that author. I try to give second chances :)
    Congrats on your milestone and thanks for this giveaway!

  12. yes and no.. it depends I need to know how other readers think about the book :)

  13. I think so, I think im more likely to not read a book by an author if I didn't like a previous book and if I liked a book by a particular author I would try to read other books by that author.

  14. Awesome giveaway Valerie! I Loved Indelible.... it really got under my skin that story!
    It really depends if I have read the author before... if I have, then I will definitely give the author another go after a bad experience. But if I have a bad experience straight up, that usually turns me away.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  15. I usually tend to read more books by an author if I've read something of theirs that I liked.

  16. Sometimes it does but usually not! Thanks!

  17. Absolutely. I actually have lists of books & authors.

  18. A good experience with an author's books definitely makes me want to read some more of his/her books.

    A bad experience with a series book usually turns me off of that series. Like I DNF'd *Divergent*, so I definitely will not be reading the other 2 books of that trilogy. It does not mean that I would not be willing to try another of Veronica Roth's books, if she releases another series. I might would, but I'd be more hesitant about it.

  19. Hmmm...interesting question. I think my answer is no. I always read the synopsys of the book then decide if I`ll read it or not.
    Even if I didn`t like previous work of an author and if the synopsys of the next book looks promising I`ll read it!

  20. Nope. I'm that give-the-author-a-second-chance type of person especially when a lot of people like the author. :)

  21. No. I read the synopsis first before I read. So it doesn't matter if I disliked one of her other books. :)

  22. Yes, it does. If I really dislike a book by an author, I won't want to read more books by them. If I love a book by an author, I will want to read more by them.

  23. Yes. I usually get scared reading another book but I still try them anyway.

  24. It usually does, in the case when I love an author's work, I immediately purchase other books by him/her :)

  25. Yes and no. Some times I cannot get into the plot, but I will try their other books, but when I don't like their writing style I don't try their other books.

  26. Sadly yes. It happened a lot of times that I read a horrible book and after that I was too scared to start a new one from the same author even if the book had great reviews.

  27. Yes, in some way. If I like a book I'll definitely pick up something else by the author but if I don't like a book I'll be reluctant to read one more by that author. I'm not saying I won't just it won't be my first choice.. or the second!

  28. depends, but usually i feel atracted by a book for the synopsis and but if i have the chance to read another book from that author and i didn't liked, that doesn't influence in my decision to read the new book

  29. Not necessarily a bad experience but for me it depends if the quality of writing and the content of the story is good :)

  30. Yes. If I fell in love with the author's first book, ..we will never be separated.

  31. I guess it sort of does. But only because there are so many books out there that I want to read, and if there's the slightest chance that a book might not be as good as another book I want to read, I'm probably gonna pick the latter.

  32. It somewhat does. If its a good experience then I'll be already checking out other books by the author and subscribe their newsletters and if its bad i might not do all those things but I won't avoid other books by that author if the writing was nice and if the blurb has any appeal :)