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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop


Book Lover and Procrastinator is stop 231 on the hop.
I'm giving away a $10 amazon e-giftcard to a lucky follower. 
+2 for old followers
+1 for new followers
Just leave a comment with your points.  Please leave an e-mail at which you can be reached.  US only.

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Simply Stacie for hosting the hop.  Below are the links to the others in the hop, so hop away.  Hop starts July 1st and ends July 7th at midnight cst.  I'm posting this early, but please don't enter until the 1st.  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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV – Guest Post by Michele Bardsley + A 25$ Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV – Guest Post by Michele Bardsley + A 25$ Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV–Jeanne C. Stein Interview & 7 Signed Book Set + Swag Giveaway!

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV–Jeanne C. Stein Interview & 7 Signed Book Set + Swag Giveaway!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Review of Green Lantern Movie

I finally got to see Green Lantern, and I wasn't totally blown away but didn't hate it either.  I would give it a C, because it was okay and entertained me.  It seemed like the pacing for the movie was off and it dragged in spots.  I wasn't feeling any real chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and the female lead.  There were some nice humorous moments and the actor playing Hector was exceptional.  Ryan Reynolds is smoking hot in this movie.  I wonder how much he works out.   Anyway, to recap:

Movie Score:  C
Eye Candy Score: A+




Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Mod Podge Bookshelf: 1,000 Mod Podge Books

The Mod Podge Bookshelf: 1,000 Mod Podge Books: "My first Blog'O'Versary will be July 26th, 2011! I am very excited by this news and proud, proud of this thing I have created, the friends ..."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Upcoming Blog Tour and Stuff


I'll be participating in the Bleeder blog tour and hope to have a review posted in the near future.  This looks like a good one, and I hope y'all will come back and participate.   I saw X-men last week and loved it.  Now, I really want to see Green Lantern.  The reviews aren't very good for it, but I really like Ryan Reynolds and hope it is better than the press says.  Even if it is pretty bad, I'll get to look at Ryan Reynolds, so I can't lose.    Which movies are y'all looking forward to?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Giveaway Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV – Dakota Banks' Guest Blog + SIGNED Book & 25$ Amazon GC Giveaway!

Check out this great giveaway

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV – Dakota Banks' Guest Blog + SIGNED Book & 25$ Amazon GC Giveaway!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Review of IT HAPPENED ONE BITE

IT HAPPENED ONE BITE
Lydia Dare
Sourcebooks, 2011
ISBN:  978-1-4022-4507-7

Blair Lindsay, part of a coven of five Scottish witches, travels with her brothers to her mother's ancestral home, a castle in need of a good cleaning.  James Maitland, Lord Kettering, is a vampyre, who has been trapped for decades in the Lindsay's castle.  It seems the previous seer of the coven told the coven members, that James was a danger to Blair, and they trapped him in the castle.  When Blair arrives, James wakes up and isn't a very happy camper.  Neither Blair nor James knows whether to trust the other, but their mutual attraction is evident.

IT HAPPENED ONE BITE is a very entertaining paranormal romance with great characters and an enjoyable plot with several humorous moments.  James is a suave, debonair vampyre used to charming his way through life, but he is thrown for a loop by Blair and more often than not, when around her gets foot-in-mouth disease.  It is great fun watching James struggle against his growing feelings for Blair.  Blair is a warrior witch, used to being in charge, and is blessed with a stubborn streak.  Very protective of her family and friends, Blair seeks someone, who will love her for herself-- as the strong, intelligent woman that she is.  Beloved characters from Ms. Dare's previous books make appearances and charming new characters are introduced.  This reader, especially, likes Brannock, Blair's younger brother, who could be counted on to lighten the mood.

Overall, IT HAPPENED ONE BITE is a marvelous read, which I highly recommend.  I'm on pins and needles to read the next in the series, IN THE HEAT OF THE BITE.

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












Check out this giveaway!

Taking Time for Mommy is offering a chance to win these two books, just go
here.  These look really good and are on my wishlist.  I love werewolf romances!





Review IMPROPER LADIES

IMPROPER LADIES
Amanda McCabe
Signet Eclipse, September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-451-23108-6

IMPROPER LADIES is an anthology of two previously published regency traditional titles. In "The Golden Feather", Caroline Aldritch is forced to run a gaming establishment under disguise as a masked Mrs. Archer, when her husband dies leaving only a gaming house for support. Will Caroline be unmasked, when the attractive Lord Lyndon arrives on the scene? In "Rules of Love", widow, Rosalind Chase, runs a conservatory for girls and is having problems with her younger brother gambling and getting into mischief. Rosalind blames Lord Morley, her brother's idol, for his bad behavior. These two come into conflict, when Lord Morley arrives to fetch his sister.

I have missed the traditional regency, since they quit publishing them several years ago. IMPROPER LADIES is a reprint of two of Ms. McCabe's traditional regencies. While both stories are enjoyable and charming, I find that I prefer "The Rules of Love". I felt more of a connection between Rosalind and Lord Morley and really enjoyed their love story. "The Golden Feather" is entertaining but a little darker in nature, and the secrets seem to last a little too long.

Overall, IMPROPER LADIES is a good read for someone looking for a sweet, charming romance. I recommend it.

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

Monday, June 6, 2011

Great Deals from Sourcebooks and Some Free e-books

 

JUNE eBook Deals from Sourcebooks!
 
New York Times Bestselling Author, Grace Burrowes has the next book in her delightful regency romance series in stores this month: The Soldier. During this exciting time: The Soldier will be  $2.99 for 2 weeks (06/07/2011 – 06/20/2011) and The Heir at $0.99 for 5 weeks (05/02/2011 – 06/06/2011)—so get them both while you can!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In honor of Terry Spear’s latest, Heart of the Highland Wolf, hitting stores Seduced by the Wolf will be FREE during the first week of publication of Heart of the Highland Wolf. Terry’s werewolves act like real wolves—including mating for life!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever met a hero that can purrrrrr? Find one in The Cat Star Chronicles, the out of this world sexy series by Cheryl Brooks! Book 7, Virgin, is in stores now! To celebrate, you can download Outcast for FREE during the first week of publication of Virgin! 06/07/2011 – 06/13/2011 only.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It’s Hannah Montana meets Project Runway! Get the first book in this great middle grade series, The Allegra Biscotti Collection, for FREE this week only, and meet Allegra Biscotti, a fabulous and famous fashion designer—only no one knows because she’s actually Emma Rose, and still in junior high! If you love this book, don’t get your threads in knot—book 2, Who What Wear! Is now available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you could find out HIS side of the story? Matt Dunn, a women’s fiction author who just so happens to be a guy, tells all in The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook, which is free this week, in honor of Ex-Girlfriends United hitting stores! Did I mention he’s British?!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas in June? Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley is free for one week! Love her awesome wit, hilarious scenarios and super sweet love stories? Her brand new US release, Wish You Were Here is now available!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Did you know Georgette Heyer wrote two Gothic Regency Romances? The Quiet Gentleman is dark, moody, and not what anyone expects! Still craving the frothy, effervescent tone of Heyer? Get one of her most beloved, Cotillion, for free this week!
 
 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Winner of Splash into Summer blog hop

The Splash into Summer hop was a great success, even with the blogger issues.  I really enjoyed myself, and y'all gave me some good books to add to my wishlist.   Welcome to all my new followers.

The winner is






Krystal!


She has already received her prize.  Thanks everyone for making this hop such a great success.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV – Jess Haines Guest Blogs & International Giveaway!

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: BHSV – Jess Haines Guest Blogs & International Giveaway!