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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bookish: Huge 500 Followers Celebration Giveaway - Internat...

Bookish: Huge 500 Followers Celebration Giveaway - Internat...: "In just one month I went from 200 followers to 500! This calls for another CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!! And let's make it even more AWESOMELY B..."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Books 4 Learning: Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop

Books 4 Learning: Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop: "I am A Reader, Not a Writer blog is hosting the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop . Click HERE for a list of all participating blogs. Bo..."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop

I'm giving away a $10 amazon e-giftcard to a lucky follower. 
+3 for old followers
+1 for new followers
Just leave a comment with your points and answer this question:  What is the best book, that you have read so far this year?  Please leave an e-mail at which you can be reached.  US only.

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Page Turners Blog for hosting the hop.  Below are the links to the others in the hop, so hop away.  Hop starts May 25th and ends May 31st at midnight cst.  I'm posting this early, but please don't enter until the 25th.  Hopefully, I will pick and contact the winner within 48 hrs.  The winner will have 48 hrs. in which to get back with me.  Thanks for participating!

The  linky doesn't want to work for me so go here for a listing of blogs.

 


A Myriad of Books: Vampire Extravaganza Giveaway

A Myriad of Books: Vampire Extravaganza Giveaway: "Yep, after six years and who knows how many screenings of The Lost Boys, I finally seemed to have kicked my vampire habit. For the most pa..."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf: 500+ Followers & 6 Month Blogoversary GIVEAWAY! (I...

Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf: 500+ Followers & 6 Month Blogoversary GIVEAWAY! (I...: "Hello everyone! I am so excited that not only have I reached my 6th month blogging, but I have also reached 500+ blog followers! *DOUBLE S..."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review LEGEND DESTINY

LEGEND DESTINY
Nance Bulow-Morgan
Outskirts Press, 2010
 978-14327-6098-4

While on her way to the Academy of Sages for apprentice ceremony, Diony is attacked.  Charged with murder, after defending herself, Diony learns that she has a destiny to overthrow the evil Overlord Kaedl, who has brought pain and squalor to the city of Mareese.  Diony is confronted with the fact, that she has great powers but lacks knowledge.  In order to gain that knowledge before she confronts the Overlord, Diony flees with some friends.  Unfortunately, the Overlord still seeks her destruction.

LEGEND DESTINY is an entertaining fantasy with great characters and a couple of lovely romances.  Even though, at times, the plot seems a little convoluted and I had to reread portions to get the gist, it did offer a fair amount of enjoyment, especially after the initial stages.  I found myself caught up in Diony's plight and rooting for her.  Diony's mate, Brynal, is a great hero, because he is so strong and supportive, yet allows Diony to be who she needs to be.  Every woman could use a mate like Brynal.  There is plenty of action and adventure contained within the pages of LEGEND DESTINY, and the ending is satisfying.

NOTE:  I received this copy in return for an impartial review. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Check out this great giveaway.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides prize pack giveaway ends 6-3

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides prize pack giveaway ends 6-3

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Check out this great giveaway.

Go to the here to enter for books by Lisa Renee Jones.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sassy Book Lovers: Mother's Day Giveaway

Sassy Book Lovers: Mother's Day Giveaway: "First Renee and I would love to wish all the Mother's out there a wonderful Mother's Day, we hope you all get absolutely spoilt rotten and h..."

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Review BORN OF SHADOWS

BORN OF SHADOWS
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Grand Central Publishing, April 2011
ISBN:  978-0-446-57325-2

Caillen Dagen, a smuggler, has spent much of his life looking out for his three sisters, but this time one of his sisters gets him into a real mess.  Desideria, daughter to a queen and a member of her guard, seeks to prove herself to her mother but is hampered by prejudice against her mixed heritage.  These two meet up after an attempted assassination throws them together, and the sparks fly-- literally and figuratively.

Ms. Kenyon continues her league series, which is set in a vivid, imaginative world and has complex, intriguing characters.  Let me state up front, that I love Caillen's snarky, irreverent comments and attitude.  The interactions between his friends and him are priceless.  Caillen has been forced to be tough, in order to survive his harsh upbringing, but he loves his family and friends.  Desideria hasn't had a cushy life for herself, either.  Born into a military family and almost, ostracized because of her mixed heritage, Desideria needed to be tough to survive.  However, her toughness is softened and strengthened by a love of family and great core values.  These two make a great couple and it was thrilling to read their story.  The only small quibble, that I have with the book is Caillen's thoughts about not being able to trust people.  These thoughts seemed to be excessive and after awhile, became repetitive and annoying.  Other than this minor point, I greatly enjoyed BORN OF SHADOWS and can't wait for the next in the series.

Note:  I purchased this book and gave an impartial review.





Friday, May 6, 2011

Once Upon a Twilight!: OUaT's Blow-Out Inventory Giveaway!

Once Upon a Twilight!: OUaT's Blow-Out Inventory Giveaway!: "So I decided a few days ago that I needed to make room in my bookshelves. I have been to a few signings and Teen Book Con lately and have b..."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Please vote in the cover contest at cover cafe.

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If you have the time, please vote in this cover contest.  There are some awesome covers up this year and some awesomely bad ones in the worst category.

Review of STEALING KATHRYN

Adrian, also known as Sandman, Morpheus, or Bogeyman, receives energy from fears and nightmares from people living in the Earth dimension and transfers it to his people in another dimension. Kathryn Louise MacDonough has been having nightmares about a shadowy figure, while she tries to nurse her family back to health. Adrian keeps treasures, that he has collected in his lonely castle and decides that Kathryn will be his most treasured prize. Unfortunately, Adrian broke one of his peoples rules, when he brought Kathryn over.

STEALING KATHRYN is an enjoyable paranormal romance with intense, erotic love scenes and a complex, exciting world. Ms. Frank takes one of my favorite themes, beauty and the beast, and puts her own spin on it. Drawn to Kathryn's beauty and innocence, Adrian, who has become monstrous because of the negative energy he absorbs, feels he must have her. The once handsome Adrian is a beast, inside and out. He is barely clinging on to the last threads of his humanity and Kathryn becomes a lifeline. Kathryn, at first, is angry but sees Adrian's pain and wishes to help him. Kathryn seems a little wishy-washy, at times, which makes her defense of Adrian, in the end, all the more poignant.

If you enjoy a hot, beauty and the beast themed romance, give STEALING KATHRYN a try.

NOTE:  I reviewed this book for the PNR group.  I gave an impartial review.   http://paranormalromance.org/reviews/

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lark Rise to Cranford

I have a great fondness for British period pieces, as long as they aren't really sad.  I rented this series and have been enjoying it immensely.  It takes place during the Victorian era, and centers around two communities-- one rural and poor, the other more urban and middle class.  It highlights the struggles and foibles of the people and has been greatly entertaining.  I recommend it, if you enjoy British period pieces.