Giveaway & Top 10 List: Adrian Phoenix’s Shows on her DVR

March 5, 2011 Uncategorized 139

Dark Urban Fantasy author Adrian Phoenix is back again celebrating the release of the 4th book in The Maker’s Song series, ETCHED IN BONE (available now) and share some of her favorite TV shows too.  And since Adrian never comes without bearing gifts, there will be three winners total:  two winners get to choose one signed copy of any of The Maker’s Song books: A RUSH OF WINGS, IN THE BLOOD, BENEATH THE SKIN or Etched in Bone. And one winner gets a signed set of all 4 books. See details below.


You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE


I love my DVR. It holds many wonderful things for me to watch when I’m done writing for the day. Of course, when I’m on a deadline, the wonderful things pile up on my DVR. LOL. Here’s the top ten shows on my DVR.


(Disclaimer: I don’t have HBO or Showtime at the moment or True Blood and Dexter would be among my faves. However, Sherri, my daughter of the heart does, and she records the programs so we can watch them together.)


1. Supernatural

imageI love this show. Have from day one. The writing is superb, the cast fantastic, the storyline riveting. The relationship between Sam and Dean Winchester and members of their extended hunter family—Bobby, in particular—is what really draws me in. I’m all about character, and so is Supernatural.

Top hottie: Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), but Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) is one helluva close second.


2. Sons of Anarchy


Holy hell. Sexy and dangerous, violent and complex characters. This show has it all. Sure, it’s about outlaw bikers, but we’re getting a look into a world we’d never see otherwise. And again, the writing, acting, and characterizations are superb.

Top Hottie: Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller).


3. Burn Notice


A sexy burned (blacklisted) spy trying to clear his name while basically trapped in Miami with a few friends, his mom, and loads of enemies. Smart and funny and heart-wrenching all at the same time. Great writing and performances.

Top Hottie: Jeffrey Donovan (Michael Westen). (His actual looks are—for me—just average, but he’s charismatic and he definitely makes Michael sexy.)


4. Justified


Just the setting alone does it for me: Kentucky. We’ve got tall, lean, and sexy U.S. Marshals in cowboy hats, coal miners, the Dixie Mafia, back hills accents. Again, fantastic (and often funny) writing and performances.

Top Hottie: Timothy Olyphant (U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens).


5. Southland


A cop drama that transcends the genre. The storylines are riveting and realistic. I’m often sitting on the edge of the sofa when watching and the storyline has twisted in ways I never saw coming. Top notch writing and performances.

Top Hottie: There isn’t a character on this show that oozes sex appeal (for me)—which is fine. But the character I like the most is Regina King, who plays Detective Lydia Adams as a woman of heart and steel.


6. Vampire Diaries


I thoroughly enjoy this paranormal soap opera. It has nice twists and turns and shies away from doing the expected. I appreciate that. Sometimes I want to knock a head or two together, but I’m okay with that. I am being entertained.

Top Hottie: (He’s dead on the series! *sob*) Taylor Kinney as the werewolf Mason Lockwood, and a close second is the vamp who ripped Mason’s heart from his chest, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).


7. Community


One of the best comedies out there about an eccentric group of friends in a community college. Full of pop references and often parodies movies, TV, and even gaming. I LOVE this show! Great writing, but the characterizations is what makes the show.

Top Hottie: Joel McHale. But the character I like the most is Abed Nadir as played by Danny Pudi.


8. Ghost Adventures


These guys crack me up. I believe they are absolutely sincere in the ghost hunting, but their occasional frat-boys-gone-wild-and-a-little-stupid antics both amuse and irritate me. LOL. Still, I enjoy the show and watch every week.

Top Hottie: None.


9. America’s Next Top Model


Say what you will, I can’t look away from this show. My fave part is the photo shoots. I love seeing the behind the scenes—what the photographer wants and what the model manages to deliver. This show is like crack to me. I’m hooked. My one guilty pleasure.


10. Hawaii Five-O


Again, the relationships! The dynamic between Danny and Steve is what captured my heart—along with their snarky banter with one another. *sighs happily*

Top Hottie: Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett).


The remaining shows on my DVR are: Being Human, The Office, House Hunters International, The First 48, Modern Family, Dog Whisperer, Seconds from Disaster, Air Emergency (both bad before I take a flight anywhere. LOL), Blue Bloods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Walking Dead, American Ninja Warrior, Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, Face Off (the special effects artist reality show, not the movie), Spartacus, and the soon-to-start Camelot.



Me and my cats (Amiga, Diabla, and Ember) live in Springfield, Oregon and dream about having a home in New Orleans one of these days (well, I do, anyway. The cats most likely have far different goals involving sleep). I like Springfield, so I’d keep my home here too (in these wild fantasies) so I’d have a place during the summer heat and humidity and, wow, why not a nice little cottage on the Oregon coast while I’m at it? And a few pool boys? I’m the author of two urban fantasy series, both published by POCKET: The Maker’s Song series and the Hoodoo (Kallie Riviere) series.


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Want to read more from Adrian Phoenix?

The Maker’s Song
1. A Rush of Wings
2. In the Blood
3. Beneath the Skin
4. Etched in Bone

1. Black Dust Mambo
2. Black Heart Loa

A Rush of WingsIn the BloodBeneath the SkinEtched in Bone (The Maker's Song, #4)Black Dust MamboBlack Heart Loa


Giveaway provided by Adrian Phoenix


Two winners get to choose one signed copy of any of The Maker’s Song books: A Rush of Wings, In the Blood, Beneath the Skin, or Etched in Bone. One winner gets a signed set of all 4 books.


imageimageimageEtched in Bone (The Maker's Song, #4)

Description of ETCHED IN BONE:




More beautiful and powerful than any creature the world has ever seen, Dante Baptiste has become the supreme target of the three worlds that spawned him. The mortal agents of the Shadow Branch have tried to control his mind through psychological torture. The vampire elders who guide nightkind society have plotted to use him in their bloodthirsty bid for power. And the Fallen have waited for millennia for Dante to claim his birthright as their Maker. But Dante belongs to no one—except the woman he loves. . . .


Determined to face the Fallen and the world on his own terms, Dante hopes to piece together his shattered past and claim his future, with FBI agent Heather Wallace at his side. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could rip Heather from Dante’s heart and fill the holes with bullets. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer. . . .


Click HERE to read an excerpt from ETCHED IN BONE


Giveaway Guidelines

  1. Open to Internationally

  2. Leave a comment that includes a way to contact you if you win

  3. Entries must be received by Midnight MST on March 12th.

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    139 Responses to “Giveaway & Top 10 List: Adrian Phoenix’s Shows on her DVR”

    1. debbie

      I love community, did you know that Josh Holloway (from Lost) is going to be in the season finale? I am looking forward to it.
      I would love to read the books.
      [email protected]

    2. Ginny

      Ooo, I've been meaning to try the Maker's Song series.
      I've noticed American TV really seems to like doing full blown Hollywood budget series. It can make British TV seem pretty low budget at times. & I've yet to find a serious British cop show as good as CSI.

      [email protected]

    3. Avery

      I love Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and America's Next Top Model too! Too bad TVD isn't going to be on again for another month… :/

      Thanks for the giveaway!
      [email protected]

    4. Daelith

      I'm a Sons of Anarchy, Justified and Hawaii Five-O fan too. ( I really miss Alex in Moonlight.)

      Thank you for giveaway.

      cheleooc at yahoo dot come

    5. Danielle

      Sweet giveaway… I'm catching up on Supernatural. I'm on Season 5 right now…one more season to go.

      dragongirl21 at gmail dot com

    6. JenM

      I keep meaning to give Hawaii Five-O a try. I loved the original series when I was a kid and Alex O'Loughlin is pretty darned yummy. Like many others, I was so sad when Moonlight was cancelled.

      jen at delux dot com

    7. Katy

      Sounds wonderful! i have to catch up with shameless on hbo….

      hense1kk @ cmich dot edu 🙂

    8. Ana C. Nunes

      I share some of those favpirite shows. Supernatural rocks, Community cracks me up, and Hawaii Five-O and Vampire Diaries are starting to get me.
      Also Being Human is one of my favourites.

      Thanks for opening the contest internationally. anacorvonunes[at]gmail[dot]com

    9. Christinabean

      Loved your post! I'm also a fan of Supernatural (uh, two hot guys), and Vampire Diaries (uh…more hot guys), Hawaii Five-O (love the banter and action) but I am also a big fan of Fringe. Thanks for sharing!

      clderwee at gmail dot com

    10. Moonlight Gleam

      WOW this is so fantastic! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!!!

      GFC follower!


    11. Mel

      I absolutely adore Supernatural (although I am more a Jenson girl!) – it's so entertaining and heart-wrenching. I'm just bough Vamp diaries season 1 on DVD so have to catch up on the series! Fab choices. 🙂


    12. SandyH

      What about Being Human on SyFy. That show is sort of a surprise to me. I thought it was going to be sort of funny – much more angst. Great give away.

    13. Saranna DeWylde

      I am a Damon fangirl. I loved the books when I was a kid and rooted for Damon then too. 🙂

      I could never get into Sons of Anarchy. I tried. When I was much younger, I was so in to the whole outlaw theme, but having worked law enforcement now, I've seen the uglier side of that reality and I don't want it in my entertainment.

      Love your covers, by the way. 🙂

    14. YzhaBella's BookShelf

      Hmm, I really like vampire Diaries, but was never really able to get into Supernatural. Haven't checked out any of the rest =)

      Thanks for the chance to win!
      mleger0546 AT rogers(dot) com

    15. LadyVampire2u

      I like a lot of the shows you mentioned but I also watch True Blood, Amazing Race and The Mentalist. You know, DVR's really are life savers. 🙂

      LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

    16. mycha-miska

      Funny, but I actually haven't heard of about half of those. I shall need to look into them =) I do like Hawaii Five O, though. And it's all because of Alex…

      marniekm at yahoo dot com

    17. lingeorge

      OK, my favorites are a bit different: The Closer and NCIS top the list for me. No HBO or Showtime, so I miss that bunch. But I do have SyFy and truly love the Stargate universes, and oh yeah, Merlin.

    18. Dovile

      I love VD and Supernatural too! Thanks for the chance!

      spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

    19. Julie S

      Supernatural is #1 on my list too. Best. Show. Ever. So now you're extra special and I really want to read your books 🙂


    20. Bethany C.

      I love this series- really want Etched In Bone! I'm curious whether Adrian meant the American or British version (or both) of Being Human.


    21. Cathy M

      Wow, Adrian what a fabulous giveaway. Love your list, though instead of ANTM, my crack of choice is Top Chef.

      Have a great weekend.

      caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    22. Jennie

      I love America's Next Top Model. I'm not embarrassed to say that. Although the runway challenge on the first episode was ridiculous. Anyway, I would so love to win this because your books sound so interesting!!

      un3xpectedfate [at] hotmail [dot] com

    23. Vivien

      Awesome giveaway! I've been wanting to start this series.

      deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

    24. April

      I really need to catch up on a lot of those shows or start watching a few of them. I definitely enjoy them, but usually the other show I manage to really keep up with is Big Love. Reading usually interferes with my show-watching. 😉

      Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Your books look great.

      [email protected]

    25. Vampire Lady

      Nice top 10! Vampire Diaries and Sons of Anarchy are my favourite!

      I'd like to take part in the giveaway!

      mpp1501 AT gmail DOT com

    26. Denis

      I like your TOP 10. My favourites are SUPERNATURAL and VAMPIRE DIARIES.

      WOW, awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win a book/s.


    27. dbreynolds

      I live for my DVR. I don't think I watch anything live anymore. Supernatural, Southland (Lydia is also my favorite), The Mentalist, and True Blood!

      Don't enter me in the giveaway. I have all the books and love every one of them!!

    28. Adrian

      I've been watching the American version of BEING HUMAN and really enjoying it, but I plan to watch the British original as well.


    29. Adrian

      Thanks so much to everyone for your comments and support! I'm loving reading about your fave shows!

      Thanks so much, D.B. !

    30. Susan

      I'm a Justified kind of Girl, (Raylan)..and Love the Music"Gangstagrass" usually My daughter does it for when we can watch TV Together.From 2 Reliable Sources Abigail of course and PaulGoatAllen…I must Start the series…So whatever happens and whoever wins..I will get Book One , .It would be Amazing to win though!!! Thanks Abigail and Adrian,,,..Lots of BN Buzz on UF/Paranormal…About "The Makers Song" books..Excited.. [email protected]..

    31. Siobhán

      Love Supernatural. Love me some yummy Dean!!!


    32. Ina

      I would love to read your books – they are on my wishlist for quite a time now 🙂 and thanks for your post today, I love most of your favorites too…
      greetings, Ina

      inale87 at gmx dot at

    33. Jessica

      Love Supernatural! That's on my DVR too! Can't handle the commercials anymore!!

      Great giveaway!


    34. BADklv

      Such a cool giveaway! I'm reading so much these days I don't even bother with the DVR, but I do partake in some Netflix to make sure I'm up with the new movies!

    35. Sara M

      I love Supernatural and Community. I used to watch ANTM, but Tyra started getting on my nerves. Thanks for the giveaway!

      Sara M
      sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

    36. KevinMc

      I actually don't watch a lot of TV, usually. My wife subscribed to Hulu though, and we've been going through an episode or two a night of the old Buffy series. Fun stuff. Good fodder for urban fantasy writing too, I have to say. 😉

      Haven't read ANY of your books, but I've run across your name now twice in two days. Always fun finding someone else interesting to read!

    37. Smash Attack!

      Fantastic TV! I just looked up The Walking Dead, because I totally forgot about it. We don't get a new season until October! Sheesh. Worth the wait though. Great friggin show!

      Thanks so much for this opp! WHAT a win!
      SmashAttackReads at gmail dot com

    38. Sinnaye

      What a great giveaway!

      Some awesome series you listed there. Supernatural is one of my favourites too, love the brothers and I got a thing for Ruby. She was the bomb!

      I'm looking forward to reading your books, cause they really sound promising!

      Cheers from Belgium,


    39. Arani

      Justified all the way. And Timothy Olyphant is Hot, H-A-W-T!
      Anyway, awesome giveaway. I've never read Adrian Phoenix's books before but I can't wait to start.
      Thank you.

      [email protected]

    40. Sara C

      Awesome Give away. I've got some things to look to add to my DVR. I love The Maker's Song books!

      sararcummins AT gmail DOT com

    41. Vickie

      Your DVR collection looks a lot like mine. Thank goodness TNT shows reruns of Supernatural so Lady K and I can catch up with previous seasons. Love love love Hawaii Five-0, Justified (sigh…Raylan….)
      I am just so glad DH finally got DVR for me. I was missing so many good shows as I go up with Lady K at 8pm to get her ready for bed. From 8-9 it's only Phineas and Ferb or whatever Disney show while I read. I at least get to read….

      VWinship at aol dot com

    42. afstone3

      Haha….Adrian I was right I knew Supernatural and Sam were your number one.
      My DVR is set for NCIS, The Vampire Diaries, CSI and Hawaii Five-O everything else I either catch it or I don't. I do miss my Jonny and The Tudors but I seen the ad for Camelot and will be checking it out. Thanks Dish Network for a free year of Starz.
      For those who have not read Adrian run out and get the books they are amazing Dante, Heather, my man Von and the rest of the gang will keep you interested and can't help but laugh at the guys when they really get going.
      Please do not enter me in the contest as I have my signed copies of the books.

    43. heatwave16

      DVR is one of the best inventions ever. So much better than tangling with my VCR. 🙂 Vamp Diaries is on our list as well, but I definitely agree that there are moments that just make me nuts. Our other favorites: NCIS, House, L&O; SVU, Rizzoli & Isles, Being Human, & Bones. You should really check out Bones. Great characters & stories…how else could you laugh while looking at decomposed remains. Not always good at dinner time, depending on how much gore you like.


    44. faefever25

      Love the giveaway and the TV list. Sons of Anarachy I've actually wanted to try out.
      I tend to watch a lot of Deju View though, so mostly Golden Girls, All In The Family, Designing Woman, that sort of thing.

      faefever25 AT hotmail DOT com

    45. Melissa (Books and Things)

      What a great contest and I need a DVR. You watch a lot of the same shows that I do as well! Sons of Anarchy and Burn Notice are my fave. I keep missing Supernatural. I never could get into Vamp Stories. Great shows.
      books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

    46. unseelieme

      I like your list. My favorite has to be Supernatural. My sister & I love to argue over who's hotter – Sammy or Dean…I say Sammy, too. And Sons of Anarchy (Jax – yum – he has the best ass ever) lol – just sayin'.
      Enter me in the contest!

    47. Anonymous

      I am always loyal to the Winchester boys but I also love Haven, Being Human, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, The walking Dead and White Collar

      [email protected]

    48. Barbara E.

      I love Justified, Hawaii Five-O and Burn Notice too. A couple of my favorite shows besides those are White Collar, and the new Fairly Legal.
      I still want to get a few of the Maker's Song books before I start reading the series, but I definitely looking forward to it.


    49. Chelsea B.

      I adore most of the shows you listed 🙂


    50. Linda

      I watch a lot of the same shows as you do Adrian, Supernatural, Burn Notice, The Vampire Diaries, Hawaii Five-O, Being Human (both versions), The Walking Dead, and Spartacus. Smallville, True Blood, Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, Glee, Haven, Criminal Minds, and Merlin are also favorites of mine.

      Merlin on Syfy is particularly awesome 🙂

      Etched in Bone is currently burning a hole in my book shelf, it's been calling my name the past couple weeks! After midterms are over Dante, the gang, and I have a date!

      linda_keeran at hotmail dot com

    51. Anonymous

      Thanks for the great giveaway! Your favorite shows sound interesting. I am going to DVR some of them and look up past episodes. I loved Black Dust Mambo and look forward to checking out some of your other work.

      islandgirl33774 @

    52. Amy

      Supernatural and Burn Notice are two of my very favorite shows! I love the way the humor works in both shows. I guess I have a thing for the "ladies' man charm"…Bruce Campbell and Jensen Ackles is absolutely hilarious!


    53. bat_lady

      And I thought I watch too much TV… Hahaha…. ;)=
      I guess I am not big on change, I can watch the same shows over, and over, and over, and over, and…. you get the picture…..
      The only fairly new one I watch is CSI.
      I liked "The Gates" and look where that got me… :(=
      Gotta say though, your spectrum is from here to the moon, over Saturn into Earth's ocean…. -> Sorry, it's past my bed time ;)=
      Big hugs!
      Kerstin ^o^
      [email protected]

    54. buddyt

      We don't get all the shows you mention over here but we do get Dexter, Supernatural,Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Southland and Vampire Diaries. I also enjoy all of them even if we are probably one series behind what you are seeing.

      Thanks so much for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

      Carol T

      buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    55. donnas

      I totally agree with Ghost Adventures. Some of the stuff they say and the way they say it is just amusing

      bacchus76 at myself dot com

    56. Anonymous

      Why does your top 10 not surprize me a bit? Can you believe I was up in Ohio this past week, and went into a Barnes and Nobles and can you believe they did not have not one of your books in… So I am still after Etched in Bone, heading out today to buy.
      [email protected]

    57. Pisinat

      I watched any of this shows… BUT, I plan to watch Supernatural soon, I have the first Season on DVD ^^

      Thank you very much for this giveaway and for making it international 🙂

    58. SiNn

      wavesto Adrian You totally rock!

      alot of my top ten in no particular order

      Criminal Minds
      Sons of Anarchy
      Fairly Legal
      Royal Pains
      Burn Notice
      Hawaii five O
      Vampire Diaries
      Mike and Molly
      and of course
      The Big Bang Theory
      just to name a few lol

      Im a book addict but i love to watch certain things

      [email protected]

    59. Mariya

      I'm a huge fan of the Vampire Diaries. April seems too far away. XD


    60. I

      Thanks for the giveaway!
      I don't really watch TV but I can't wait for HBO's Game Of Thrones. Hope it's as good as GRR Martin's books!

      ihm19610 AT gmail DOT com

    61. Anonymous

      Thanks for very awesome giveaways. Coincidentally, I just purchased A Rush of Wings, yesterday! I'd heard great things about the series and can't wait to start reading.

      [email protected]

    62. Barb P

      Hi Adrian! Just a few of my favs would be Bones, Chuck, Castle, Primevil and Supernatural. I have read A Rush of Wings, but I haven't been able to read the others yet, loved it! Thanks for the wonderful contest! [email protected]

    63. Meg


      I'm more a reader then a TV watcher so thanks for the tips. Some, like Community, I've never heard of but look fun. darkstflame[at]gmail dot com

    64. lulilut

      Great giveaway!
      I love Justified too and I live in Kentucky so I get to laugh at some of the ways the people are portrayed. Not gonna say if it's wrong or right 😉
      d.septer at

    65. Connie

      Hi! I enjoyed reading your DVR list…I watch about half of the shows you have listed. Glad there is another person out there that likes the same shows that I do. Thank you for a really cool giveaway! 🙂

      [email protected]

    66. Anne

      I enjoy Supernatural (Jansen Ackles, yum!) and Burn Notice too. I've watched the first two season's of the British version of Being Human, so it's a little hard to get used to the new American actors.

    67. Sarah

      I love this series! I've read the first two but need the third and/or fourth books 🙂

      smaccall @

    68. Holz

      Supernatural and Vampire Diaries are amazing..major eye candy;) I'll admit ANTM is my guilty pleasure! Its not that I'm a fan of Tyra I just love the photo shoots:)
      I own the first book in the series and really enjoyed it so I'd love to win to see what happens.

      [email protected]

    69. Letitia H

      Love Supernatural! Me and the hubby's fav show too! 😀

      I have had this series on my To Be Bought List for a while now… I'd love to read them!

      –Letitia H

      lhasser @

    70. Cherry

      Just started A Rush Of Wings and so far so good …would love to read the next one after this book 🙂

      Cherry Mischievous
      chericenter-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

    71. Scoot

      We don't have any TV channels (strange, I know? but we are too cheap for cable and too lazy for bunny ears) so we usually stick to netflix. I have the Vampire Diaries on my waiting list… and I am going to have to add a couple more shows it looks like! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

    72. winnie

      I love watching ANTM, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries too! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! 🙂


    73. Nikki

      I love Supernatural! One of my favorites. Except I have to disagree, I think Jensen is way cuter than Jared!

    74. linaramz

      Supernatural and Vampire Diaries are two of my fave shows! Dean and Damon *swoons* Hey the best start with D's! Huh, I'm guessing that's because D stands for Delious! 😉

      Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been wanting to read both of Adrian's series, they sound awesome!

      linaramz at yahoo dot com

    75. nic

      Loved Black Dust Mambo (I live down in New Orleans). Love the voodoo/hoodoo (finally a good UF novel with some research and understanding in the subject). I want to try the Maker's Song series! I need all 4!
      Mardi Gras just finished and I need to relax and read something good 🙂

      nicurbanfantasyfan [at] gmail [dot] com

    76. Anonymous

      looks like fun.



    77. RachyBee

      Incredible! What an amzing and generous giveaway. You've outdone yourself!

      What i wouldn't give to get Dean and Damon together. The world wouldn't stand a chance. Or the ladies of it for that matter 😉

      Thanks a bunch xx

      [email protected]

    78. Alyssa

      The only show on the list that I've ever watched is ANTM… I used to love it, but after so many seasons of the same thing, it feels stale to me now

      Thanks for the giveaway!

      [email protected]

    79. Diana

      Thank for the giveaway and for making it international!!! I like your top ten shows. My favorite tv show are fringe and the Vampire Diaries.
      artgiote at gmail dot com