Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit & Giveaway - Piper Vaughn

It's squeespolsion times a zillion! Piper Vaughn is here with an AMAZING giveaway and taking over the reins today! Take it away, Piper!!!

Hi, all! Thanks to BMBR for inviting to me to take part in their celebration festivities! Happy anniversary! :D

My latest book, Prickly By Nature (Portland Pack Chronicles #2), which I co-wrote with Kenzie Cade, just came out on November 16th. It’s a continuation of the first story in the series, Prickly Business, and follows hedgehog shifter Avery Babineaux as he works toward solving the mystery from book #1 and becoming a private detective. He’s mated to a growly alpha wolf named Dylan, and there are lots of secondary characters who make the world interesting. And, while I’m on the subject of secondary characters, since a lot of people have asked, yes, we do have plans for some of the packmates in Dylan and Avery’s friendship circle. The next book will be about a different couple, but I’m keeping mum about who for now. ;)

To celebrate BMBR’s anniversary and the release of Prickly By Nature, I’m giving away these awesome socks! It seemed pretty appropriate when I found them both at Sock It To Me the other day, so I picked up both to give them away. If you follow me on social media, you might already know I have a cute sock fetish and have several drawers filled with colorful, unique socks. Figured I’d spread the love. :D

So here are the technical details for both socks: cotton/polyester/spandex blend, made in Korea, fits women’s shoe sizes 5-10 (men’s 3.5-8.5).

And I’m also giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon, ARe, or B&N (winner’s choice).
If you like small or unusual shifters, check out Prickly By Nature, available now in both ebook and paperback from Dreamspinner and other e-tailers!

In the four months since hedgehog shifter Avery Babineaux started investigating the disappearance of a young female werewolf from the Portland Pack, he’s discovered his life’s passion. Now he’s apprenticing under established PI Corbin Reid. Avery hopes his training with Reid will help him finally bring Lacey home, but detective work isn’t without its perils, and the potential dangers strain his relationship with his new mate, Dylan.

Dylan Green would be perfectly content with his mating and his motorcycle shop if it wasn’t for his constant worry about Avery’s safety and the fact that Avery’s never home. Proud as he might be of Avery’s determination to prove his worth and fulfill his promise to Lacey’s father, Dylan can’t stand the thought of Avery being hurt. Yet what right does he have to demand Avery give up his job when it’s clear Avery’s found his true purpose? Still, Dylan wishes he could, and the appearance of a new police detective who sets his sights on Avery only adds to the tension.

Something has to give, but stubbornness runs in both their veins, and it might take a catastrophe for them to find a compromise they can live with.

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Piper Vaughn Bio
Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two-thousand-book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life… even if it’s only in a book.

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To enter to win both pair of Sock it To Me socks & $10 gift card, please leave a comment on this blog post and let us know your name and a means of contacting you (e.g., email, Twitter handle, link to Goodreads account, etc.) These AWESOME socks can be shipped worldwide - don't hesitate to enter.

The giveaway is open until 10:00PM (Pacific time) on 12/2/15. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner whom we will select using a highly scientific "names in a hat" method (or, you know, an internet randomizer). Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hours or we will choose another winner.


  1. Wow...didn't realize this had released!!! Bought PbN weeks ago * off to Dreamspinners to download immediately * I just LOVE the unusual shifters :D


  2. I can't wait to read this series. I have the first book now, and it's next on my reading list. Thank you for the post and giveaway chance!

  3. Wohoo! Can't wait! Thanks so much.

  4. How do you choose between a wolf or hedgehog socks? I want both, I'm greedy like that. So I'm going to

  5. Awesome post. Omg the socks are fab
    Thanks for chance!!

  6. I love these books! And I love the socks!

    Kate McEown

  7. Hi Piper I love the socks hedgehogs are fast becoming a favourite with me. Please count me in.


  8. What a wonderful giveaway, Piper. Those socks are sooooooo cute. And who doesn't like free book money?
    You can reach me at katcleve25 at gmail . com or on Facebook.

  9. If I won these socks, I'd divide them and have two sets with one of each, so they'd always be together.

  10. Awe Piper those socks are awesome!!! You are an amazing writer, congrats on your success!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  11. Those socks are adorable! Looking forward to the new book!
    Toni violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  12. I need to get a copy of this book. I loved the first one! An Amazon giftcard would certain help with that ;p although I'll probably end up buying it even if I don't win.

  13. The sequel is just as great as the first book! Great work, Piper!

  14. Please enter me! Who wouldn't be interested.


  15. The socks are awesome! I love unusual shifter stories and I can't wait to dive into this series. Congrats on the new release!

  16. Whoops. Email: waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. I love socks. I really like strange ones. I am also going to enjoy this series.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  18. Those socks are awesome, I want some!

  19. Oooh! Like peas in a pod. I have a sock fetish too. My friends keep laughing at me because I buy the strangest pairs. The ones I'm wearing right now have the cutest little penguins... Those would be perfect for my collection!


  20. Can't wait! Love the socks!

  21. Trying to imagine Dylan in the pink socks...
    Love the socks (my daughter and I collect cute socks), love this series so far and looking forward to more great stories about Avery and his friends.

  22. Both Prickly books are waiting in my kindle for me to finish the one I'm reading. I love the socks, they are really cute.


  23. awesome socks!!!! Thanks for this chance. I read this series and it's really great and well done. Highly recommended

  24. Congrats on your latest release! Those socks are adorable.


  25. Adorable socks and a gift card? Count me in! MelishaBonnette @ Hotmail(dot)com

  26. Angela:

    I love Piper's books :) Thanks for this fun giveaway.


  27. This sounds sooooo good! Thanks for sharing and the chance.
    taina1959 @


    I have a thing for socks.
    I literally do not own a normal white pair. All of mine are fuzzy or have some sort of design. So these socks are calling my name! -drools-

  29. Those sock are adorable!

  30. cute socks! tks for the giveaway!

  31. Sock it to me, Piper! (I couldn't resist.) Thanks for sharing with us!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  32. cute socks :D
    please count me in


  33. This giveaway is officially closed. Thanks to all the participants! There are still open anniversary giveaways to try your luck at from 11/26 -30!

    Congrats to winner Oorjanie!