Advent Calendar Day 7: Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , Sierra Dean , The Latin Lover Posted on December 7, 2011 @ 6:00 am 17 comments

Welcome to the 7th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win Something Secret This Way Comes, Book #1 in the Secret McQueen new urban fantasy series by Sierra Dean. It was love and (squeeing fangirl-dom) for me at first read, Sierra Dean’s urban fantasy world and her well fleshed out characters spellbound me instantly, and I can reassure you that Something Secret This Way Comes was not a one book wonder, Sierra has been every reader’s dream: releasing 3 more Secret McQueen stories since, and trust me all the instalments are fantastic! (Most recently I just read Secret Santa, the holiday novella, which was the perfect Christmas UF story *happy sighs*)

This series is so addictive, even with Sierra being this prolific it isn’t enough! 😀 But here is your chance to discover Secret’s world and win the first book, trust me, you most certainly don’t want to miss this! 🙂

Release Date: 10 May 2011
Publisher: Samhain
Series: Book #1 in the Secret McQueen series
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon


Some secrets are dangerous. This Secret is deadly.

Secret McQueen, Book 1

For Secret McQueen, her life feels like the punch line for a terrible joke. Abandoned at birth by her werewolf mother, hired as a teen by the vampire council of New York City to kill rogues, Secret is a part of both worlds, but belongs to neither. At twenty-two, she has carved out as close to a normal life as a bounty hunter can.

When an enemy from her past returns with her death on his mind, she is forced to call on every ounce of her mixed heritage to save herself-and everyone else in the city she calls home. As if the fate of the world wasn’t enough to deal with, there’s Lucas Rain, King of the East Coast werewolves, who seems to believe he and Secret are fated to be together. Too bad Secret also feels a connection with Desmond, Lucas’s second-in-command…

Warning: This book contains a sarcastic, kick-ass bounty hunter; a metaphysical love triangle with two sexy werewolves; a demanding vampire council; and a spicy seasoning of sex and violence.

The Review:

You know the feeling when you have read only the very first couple of paragraphs/pages of a book and know that you are in for an amazing story? That’s what I knew righat on the 2nd page of Something Secret This Way Comes, and boy was I proven right!

This novel was such an exhilarating ride for me I don’t even know where to start. Let’s start by saying that after I devoured Something Secret This Way Comes, debut novel and first book in Sierra Dean’s urban fantasy series I knew that I had discovered a new favourite author to go on my must buy list just next to Kelley Armstrong! Something Secret This Way Comes is a fast paced, original story with a fantastic heroine and a fresh take on UF, it is one of the best books I have read this year and I cannot wait to read more!

Read the rest of the review.


Thanks to Sierra’s generosity we have an ebook copy of Something Secret This Way Comes for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us do you participate in doing Secret Santa? What was your favourite Secret Santa surprise that you received? 

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 17 December 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian December 7, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Don’t enter me in this contest, I already have the ebooks. And I am verry happy that I won Secret Santa on Twitter last night 🙂 I have only read the prequel so far, but am looking forward to the rest of the series.

    • Stella December 7, 2011 at 7:04 am

      You’re in for a treat Aurian! 🙂 I loooved Secret Santa, the perfect UF holiday story IMO 🙂

  • Mary Kirkland December 7, 2011 at 10:33 am

    The las ttime I participated in a secret santa was back in high school which was a looong time ago.

  • Jason K. December 7, 2011 at 11:37 am

    My family used to do a secret santa exchange with the adults, but no really special gift comes to mind. I’m looking forward to one this year I’m doing online though. Books are always good.


  • Na December 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    No Secret Santa for us, though it would be fun to participate in one.

  • Karen C December 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I did Secret Santa – once – many years ago; too long ago to remember what gift I got.

  • Yto December 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    i had to participate in school – well and i lost out on someone i really didn’t like. we didn’t have anything in common and he was a prat.
    but i think with the right people it would be a lot of fun ^^

  • Estella December 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Never have participated in Secret Santa.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • Barbara Elness December 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve participated in doing Secret Santa in the past and this year at my new job we’re going to do a Secret Santa gift exchange. My favorite surprise I’ve received was a really cute kitty Christmas ornament that I still treasure.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  • Jen B. December 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I used to participate in Secret Santa at work but I haven’t in years. I got my share of mugs, lotion and ornaments but none really stand out in my memory.

  • Tamsyn December 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Unfortunately, no Secret Santa for me. It is not popular over here.


  • Jessie December 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

    The coffee shop I used to work, for used to do secret santa every year. I got really lucky, my secret santas were always people I was close to and knew what I like. I really can’t decided what of the number of Hello Kitty toys/accessories/over all just cute things, I was given is my favorite.

  • Julie Witt December 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Awesome giveaway!! I would love to read this book, especially after reading your thoughts on it! I have participated in Secret Santas in the past, when I used to work, and I loved them! My favorite gift was a bottle of Cinnabar perfume many, many years ago, and that’s my favorite perfume now! If I hadn’t participated, I never would have known that, would I! LOL Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of this book:)

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I have done Secret Santa over the years but not recently and there is nothing I can remember that really stood out as a gift. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  • LSUReader December 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I’ve done Secret Santa exchanges several times. One gift I got years ago was a cookie sheet. There have been others, but I remember that one because I did a lot of baking back then.

    Thanks for the giveaway. mochfly(at)swbell(dot)net

  • AmyC December 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever done a secret santa, altho I think it would be FUN to do. I’ve done dirty Santa a few times tho. 🙂

  • Bethany C. December 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    My family used to do secret santa, but as it kept growing we decided to save $ and just buy presents for the kids.


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