Monday, July 2, 2012

Book of the Month: West of Want by Laura Kaye (Scavenger Hunt, Blingaways & More!)

Every month I will pick a new release to feature and each week you will find a post related to that book or the series on Reading Between the Wines. For example; one week I might feature it as our Sexy Snippet while the next week I might have the author over for a visit! To give readers a chance to read the Book of the Month there will also be giveaways, so make sure to check back throughout the month!
Readers voted Laura Kaye's West of Want as our July Book of the Month! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, voting for our next BotM for August will be up shortly.

Here is a bit about our BotM, West of Want:

Betrayal is all he’s ever known, but in her, he’ll find a love strong enough to be trusted…
When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Recently divorced over her infertility and gravely injured, Ella still fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t saved him from betrayal and loss—worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt leads him to save her, but he vows not to get involved.
Ella’s honesty, empathy, and unique calming influence attract Zeph like no other, and he finds himself wanting…everything. Ella knows Zeph’s different and fears rejection, but falls for his otherworldly masculinity and ancient, sad blue eyes. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want—a love that can be trusted.
July 10th, 2012

We are going to have several chances for you to win a copy this month of West of Want and one way is with the West of Want Scavenger Hunt! What is a scavenger hunt you ask? Well let me tell you!

Six different blogs, including Laura Kaye's own blog, will each be posting special excerpts from West of Want and in these excerpts will be a hidden word that will be in bold red. Collect all of the hidden words and unscramble them to form a West of Want secret phrase! Once you've unscrambled the phrase you'll enter your answer into the main rafflecopter that will be posted at each site and this enters you in a chance to win one of these awesome prizes below! 

Grand Prize: (1 Winner) A Kindle Touch or Nook Simple Touch (Valued at $99.00) courtesy of our participating bloggers and eBook of West of Want by Laura Kaye
2nd Prize: (2 Winners) Signed print copy of West of Want by Laura Kaye and a West of Want Swag Pack
3rd Prize: (3 Winners) eBook of West of Want by Laura Kaye

Keep an eye on these fabulous sites that are participating in the hunt for your chance to collect the hidden words and enter:

July 8th - Excerpt 1: Reading Between the Wines 
July 9th -Excerpt 2: Cocktails and Books 
July 10th -Excerpt 3: RhiReading
July 11th -Excerpt 4:  GraveTells
July 12th -Excerpt 5: Riverina Romantics
July 13th -Excerpt 6: Laura Kaye 

Make sure to spread the word to all your book lovin' buddies! Image can be found on the side-bar. XOXO 

And guess what?!?! On July 26th Zephyros himself will be coming to visit and Laura wants your help! Do you have a question for the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring? Now is the time to ask it! Leave a comment with your question for Zeph and you might see it in his interview, plus it earns you extra points in the giveaway below! Be on the look out for the BotM picture so that you don't miss any of the fun this month! 

***Questions for Zeph are now closed. Chat with the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring as he answers your questions HERE and enter to win a West of Want Prize Bag from Laura! 


Since you'll have plenty of chances to enter to win West of Want throughout the month I thought I'd do something different for the giveaway this time. So this time around I am giving away this pretty little West of Want blingage to one lucky follower! This is from my Etsy shop, DallaLuna, and is silver plated with beads and crystals to match the book as well as a silver plated compass charm at the bottom and a stainless steel heart at the top that I have stamped with "WEST OF WANT". As you can see this has a key chain and a little clip on it so you can take this beauty on the go with you. : ) Just be a follower of RBtWBC and fill out the Rafflecopter below. Open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. What is it like to be the Supreme
    God of the West Wind and Spring? I mean is all work and no play, or is it more all fun and games?

  2. Yay! Thanks for kicking off the questions for Zeph, Lisa! :D

    Keep 'em coming everyone!

  3. What's your favorite hobby,other than whipping up windstorms
    when your heartbroken?

  4. Hey Zeph :) -
    I was wondering if you think your brother Eurus is redeemable and if you have any idea on how to bring him around?
    Oh and what are your plans for the 4th of July ;)?
    I wish you and Ella a HEA :).


  5. I love character interviews! My question is: What fantasy 'getaway' would you plan for you and Ella?

  6. I think I remember reading in Owen's book that you are the strongest of the wind gods (btw, I was not happy with you when you caused some angst with his need for winter even if it was inadvertent). Is that true? And why is that?

    Looking forward to reading Zeph's story who I have since forgiven for causing Owen a little grief because he still got his HEA. ;D

  7. As the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, how do you stay grounded and not let it go to your head?

  8. LOL Some awesome questions, guys! Thanks so much! And keep 'em coming!

  9. Zeph - Is Eurus really bad or is he helping you find yourself? Once you find yourself, will you be there to help save him? - Family counts.

  10. What's the most beautiful thing you've seen in all your many eons as a god? Besides Ella. ;-)

  11. Love the hop and giveaway, =) have yet to read the book so i don´t have any questions for him atm, but i´m looking forward to meeting him =D

    best wishes, Linda xo

  12. I just asked like 5 questions in the last part of the Rafflecopter....I'll try to remember them.

    Zeph, can I call you that? You are the most powerful of all Anemoi, god of the West Wind and Spring. How do you view your power in relation to the other Anemoi?

    Do you get along with them?

    Is their any one in particular you are closer to?

    Are you a loner at heart or do you crave companionship?

    What do you need in a woman?

    Oh, this is so much fun, you guys!!! Can't wait for this interview! thanks!

    brandypm (at) optonline (dot) net

  13. You guys are awesome! Keep those questions coming!

  14. My question for Zeph:

    Zeph, what was your very first impression of Ella when you first met her? And how has that changed (if it has)?

  15. From Amy, posted over at Facebook:


    Zeph, now that Ella is a goddess, what kind of training will you provide her with? Can you assist her with learning to POOF, as well?

  16. My question is more personal I wanted to know what his favorite sexual fantasy is :O)


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