Carolyn’s December Extravaganza Continues!!

This contest is also for three signed books — but one winner will rule them all. Which books you ask?

::Rubbing hands with Holiday glee::

Elizabeth Hoyt’s Prince Trilogy!

The Raven Prince Cover of The Raven Prince By Elizabeth Hoyt
There comes a time in a Lady’s Life . . . Windowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant male on horseback nearly squashes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits…

The Leopard Prince
Cover of The Leopard Prince By Elizabeth Hoyt
The One Thing a Lady Must Never Do . . . Wealthy lady Georgina Maitland doesn’t want a husband, though she could use a good steward to run her estates. One look at Harry Pye, and Georgina knows she’s not just dealing with a servant, but a man. . .

The Serpent Prince
Cover of The Serpent Prince By Elizabeth Hoyt
When the Devil Meets an Angel. . . Country bred Lucy Craddock-Hayes in content with her quiet life. Until the day she trips over an unconscious man — a naked unconscious man — and loses her innocence forever . . .

Ahh. Don’t they just sound wonderful?

To win all three of these signed novels, leave a comment about . . . uh . . . Heh. Answer this question:

If you were a shape shifter, which animal would you prefer to be? A raven, a leopard or serpent? Please support your answer with evidence. Feel free to make it up. Or whatever.


Please leave a way for me to contact you if you’re the winner, otherwise you have to commit to check back here to see if you won. Contest open until, uh, Thursday 12/10/2009.



33 Responses to “Carolyn’s December Extravaganza Continues!!”

  1. limecello says:

    omg I *just* finished the Raven Prince… uh I guess technically today, since I was up until like 4-5 AM reading it O_o
    I would want to be a leopard, of course. Predator, pretty, sleek, strong… and you know. The whole four legs thing. Plus an awesome tail.
    I'm not a huge bird person, so the raven is out – though the parallels to cupid & psyche were cute – and… serpent? I don't hate snakes or anything but slithering around on the ground, being generally hated and having to shed my skin all the time? Not appealing.

    Awesome giveaway 🙂 Thanks for having it Carolyn!

  2. Sue (okibi_insanity) says:

    Hmm… Normally I would go for the leopard but I want to imagine something different. I would go for the serpent. Serpents are deadly, cunning and a great predator. Serpents also symbolize regeneration, rebirth, wisdom and seduction. So being a serpent doesnt sound to bad. Besides if a were-serpent has the same gift (hypnotism) as the snake in Jungle book then its a plus.


  3. SonomaLass says:

    Totally not fair for me to enter this contest, having won the one before. But OMG I loved Hoyt's Four Soldiers series, and I really need to read the earlier one.

    Normally I'd go with the big cat shape, because I love big cats. But for a shape-shift, I'd have to go with a bird — nothing would be cooler than being able to fly!

  4. Paula says:

    The Raven Prince got me hooked on reading Hoyt. I just haven't read the rest of this series yet cause the books are held captive in a friend's house. Augh.

    I'd like to be a serpent at this time of the year so I'd have a good reason to hibernate.

  5. Julie says:

    Definitely a leopard. To be that self-assured and graceful and beautiful and dangerous–it's a heady combination.

  6. Pearl says:

    This is one of my fave trilogies! And THE RAVEN PRINCE one of the first historical romances I read and reviewed. I'd definitely pick the raven. So I could fly to wherever I wanted, free and soring high in the sky!!!

  7. CupK8 says:

    Ooo! Carolyn, you sure know how to tempt a lady!

    I'm going to go a little cliche and say leopard. The shift to wings or legless would be too weird for me, I think.

  8. SusiSunshine says:

    I'm such a kitty person and I would love to be one. I would purr the whole time if I find the right human to stroke me!
    Okay, gutter mind here. Just ignore me, or better not! Now I confused myself. Where's the coffee? LOL

  9. LauraR says:

    I don't need to win the books since I just finished them just last week. They were great!!

    I would choose the raven. It would be so cool to be able to fly and ravens are *very* smart birds.

  10. Nicole McLaughlin says:

    Love EH!! She is amazing, and I would love to be a raven. Flying would be amazing.

  11. Bucky says:

    I would love to be a leopard, they are so pretty but I would pick RAVEN I would love to fly around in polite society and listen to everyones conversations, they would never suspect, unless they were EA Poe, then I would really have something to worry about. Plus, black is my favorite color!!

  12. saladfingers says:

    …love the Princes Trilogy. EH is one of my favorite authors! I, too, am drawn to the leopard for its fierceness & beauty, but would have to choose the raven because it can fly!

  13. etirv says:

    I think I'd pick Raven because it can fly and that's a huge advantage. A raven is also small and swift, very intelligent and clever. It doesn't hurt to have a raven's prophetic abilities either. Never mind that a raven is not as attractive as a serpent or a leopard.

    BTW, Elizabeth Hoyt's novels are so memorable!

  14. Barbara E. says:

    If I could shape shift, I'd want to be a leopard, but can I be a sleek, sexy black one? Everyone knows leopards are the smartest and best animal to shape shift into. I don't have any of Elizabeth's books in this series, I've just read her later ones, so this would be an awesome prize to win.

  15. Scorpio M. says:

    Oh my, this has got to be the best giveaways of the season…I LOVE EH!

    If I were a shapeshifter I'd want to be a raven, the power of flight has always tantalized me.

  16. April says:

    Love Love Love Elizabeth Hoyt.
    I would have to pick the Raven. He is smart cunning and of course can fly!
    Thanks this is a wonderful give away.

  17. mariska says:

    Raven will be my choice. coz i can fly to wherever i want, any trees, any roofs 🙂

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  18. Blodeuedd says:

    If open to all then I am in 😀 Have heard such good things.

    Hm, well I am a cat, but what kind. Well leopard since that was the question, though honestly perhaps just a cub. I am freespirited, mind of my own

  19. Blodeuedd says:


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  20. Lynz Pickles says:

    I'd want to be a leopard. I've loved everything leopard print since I was a kid. If I could shift into a leopard, I could match my suitcases and shoes! (How perfect is that?)


  21. mariska says:

    Elizabeth Hoyt, is a new author for me. love to have the chance to win her books !

    anyway,I'm gonna choose Raven. Black is my favorite color, and i can fly to wherever i want, any trees, any roofs 🙂

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  22. Booklover1335 says:

    I'd totally be a leopard. Because who wants to be a snake who slithers…not me. And as for a raven, while flying would be cool, it's a scavenger. I would prefer to be all sleek, spotted predator.

    I just got done reading my first Hoyt and can't believe I've been missing out. Would love to win this trilogy!


  23. Sweet Vernal Zephyr says:

    I would so be a leopard… they are sleek and stealthy. I always think of the leopard in Seduced by Virginia Henley… intelligent, hiding high in tree branches, strong claws and teeth and a beautiful pelt and eyes.

    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  24. jeanette8042 says:

    I love Elizabeth's books!!! I would choose to be a black panther because they're sllek and graceful but dead;y and cunning at the same time!

    lilazncutie1215 @

  25. LSUReader says:

    Definitely, I'd choose to be a leopard–intelligent, cunning, graceful, strong and fearsome. (I would prefer a tiger, but since this is closest…)

  26. joder says:

    I'd want to be a leopard. They're sleek, intelligent, and able to roam through the mountains in peace. And with the craziness of the holidays, we could all use a little peace right now.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  27. Tracey says:

    I would shape shift into a raven. I have had the most amazingly exhilarating flying dreams and to be able to really fly would be a gift. I would imagine that in a sticky situation being able to shift into a raven would allow for a quick exit to safety and would also allow for secretive spying when needed.

  28. carolsnotebook says:

    A leopard – intelligent, strong, graceful.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  29. Gwen says:

    While I think leopard is very cool, I'm going to have to go with raven because I think the ability to fly would be absolutely amazing.


  30. Becky says:

    Love these books 🙂

  31. chelleyreads says:

    i'm going with raven because they're mysterious and have the ability to fly. i'd love to be able to fly.

    bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

  32. heatherzilla says:

    I would want to be a raven, so that I could fly.


  33. dyockman says:

    I would choose to be a leopard. Great coat, strong, sleek, and deadly when required.

    dyromance (at) gmail (dot) com