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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bookreporter.com Announces Holiday Features for 2009

New York, NY (November 25, 2009) - Bookreporter.com is sharing in the spirit of the season with three holiday features for 2009:

* Holiday Basket of Cheer Contests
* "What to Give/What to Get" Gift Suggestions
* Author Holiday Blogs about giving and receiving books

The site kicked off the Holiday Basket of Cheer Contests on November 13th; five prizes will be given away in each contest through January 8th. The featured books will be paired with an assortment of other holiday-themed goodies in a basket for the prizes.

Contest One: Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Contest Two: Snow Angels by Fern Micheals, Marie Bostwick, Janna McMahan, & Rosalind Noonan; Santa in a Stetson by Janet Dailey; Kissing Santa Claus by Donna Kauffman, Jill Salvis & HelenKay Dimon; Yule Be Mine by Lori Foster; A Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett and Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage by Sally Smith O'Rourke

Contest Three: Beginner's Luck, Heart's Desire, The Big Shuffle, Best Bet and Buffalo Gal, all by Laura Pedersen

Contest Four: Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas, Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich, The Moment Between by Nicole Baart, A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers, Leah's Choice by Marta Perry and Her Inheritance Forever by Lyn Cote

Contest Five: A collection of the "Bookreporter.com Bets On: Books We're Betting You'll Love" Books for 2009

To see more about the Holiday Basket of Cheer Contests, visit:
http://bookreporter.com/features/holiday_basket_2009/contest.asp.

Bookreporter.com knows that readers crave ideas for gift-giving — and getting — around the holidays. With this in mind, the site's annual What to Give/What to Get feature is live with "Reader Perfect" suggestions in 14 categories. In addition to traditional genres, Bookreporter.com presents some holiday-inspired categories including Holiday Spirit: Perfect Selections for Holiday Reading, Great Tools for Readers & Writers: Accessories for Booklovers and Stocking Stuffers: Books Small Enough to Pack Up in Stockings and Buy in Quantity. Readers will find book ideas for everyone on their holiday lists!

For a second year, Bookreporter.com is featuring Author Holiday Blogs from November 20th through Christmas Day. The lineup will include guest posts from more than 50 authors, including Sandra Brown, Stephen Coonts, Sandra Dallas, Barbara Delinsky, Jamie Ford, Robert Goolrick, Kristin Hannah, Marcia Muller, Lisa Scottoline and Donna VanLiere. Reading the authors' pieces about gift-giving and getting, bookish tales of the stories that have enhanced their lives and the traditions that they share will provide an opportunity for booklovers to spend some time with their favorite authors — and celebrate the holidays.

"For our readers, books and authors are very special parts of their lives, so the chance to have authors share their words, along with the lists and contests, give us a chance to celebrate the season with them," said Carol Fitzgerald, Co-founder and President of TheBookReportNetworkcom.



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