Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

in front of shakespeare and company in paris I’m not very good at these types of posts so I am going to try to keep it brief. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things. Of course, my wonderful family. We’ve had some trying times this year but I love them to death and am so glad to have them in my life (even if they do drive me insane sometimes). I am also thankful for my wonderful friends. Extra big hugs to frootjoos and kimberlybuggie, two wonderful bloggers and friends in real life. Besides just having books in common, these… Read more »

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Winner: Lord of the Abyss Giveaway

Winner: Lord of the Abyss Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway. We had a great time reading about people’s favorite fairy tales. I didn’t count but it looks like Beauty and the Beast was the most popular. Alright – time for the winner. And the winner is (insert drum roll)………. Amel Armeliana Congratulations, Amel! (imagine confetti and hand clapping) An email has been sent to you. Please get in contact with us ASAP so we can get your book out to you. To everyone else who entered, thanks again. If you haven’t already, go pick up a copy of Lord of the Abyss, which… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (5) – Authors I’d Want To Share A Turkey Leg With

Top Ten Tuesday (5) – Authors I’d Want To Share A Turkey Leg With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. To sign up or find out more about it, visit the Top Ten Tuesday page. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast. To make it easier on myself I am choosing only from living authors. 10. Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver series, The Scorpio Races) – I’ve seen Maggie speak a couple of times now and she is always fun and full of energy. I think it’d be a blast to hang out with her. Plus she… Read more »

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In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received! This was a pretty good week for me. I managed to only buy one small novella. Netgalley continues to feed my addiction. I think I will be signing up for Netgalley January so I will read more of these awesome books that I’ve gotten from them. Bought Unlocked (Turner #1.5) by Courtney Milan (novella – already read) For Review The Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton (via Netgalley) – Very excited about this one. I am… Read more »

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Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is hosting another awesome year of Happy Haul-idays. One lucky blogger will will $500 worth of Chronicle books. But that’s not all. In the holiday spirit, Chronicle will also be giving away $500 to a lucky blog commenter on the winning blog as well as $500 of books to the charity of the blogger’s choice. For more info or to enter, please go HERE. What a wonderfully generous promotion from Chronicle. One of my fave publishers of fantastic-ly beautiful books, I could not pass up this opportunity to spread the holiday cheer.  If I win, the charity I’d… Read more »

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Short Story Review: Take Me Down

Short Story Review: Take Me Down

Take Me Down (Erotic Me #1) by Lauren Hawkeye Publication date: 01 September 2011 by Spice Briefs ISBN 10/13:  1426885504 | 9781426885501 Category: Adult Contemporary Romance (novella)Keywords: Contemporary, romance, wedding, short storyFormat: eBook From goodreads: Evie may feel like she doesn’t measure up to her prettier, younger sister, but she still knows what she wants—Lucas, her cousin’s sexy roommate. She’s dreamed about being with him for a long time, and on the sweltering night of her sister’s wedding, it’s clear he shares her lust. Now Evie is determined to take what she desires—even if it’s just for one night…. Book… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (4) – Books That Are Gathering Dust on My Shelves

Top Ten Tuesday (4) – Books That Are Gathering Dust on My Shelves

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. To sign up or find out more about it, visit the Top Ten Tuesday page. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For the Longest Time and I Still Haven’t Read. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – I bought this ages ago and really wanted to read it. Still do. Everyone I know has read it and says it’s great but I still haven’t managed to get around to it. The Kind One by Tom… Read more »

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In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received! Hi kids! This was a long week for me. I came down with a mysterious flu/stomach ailment in the middle of the week that kept me home for a couple of days. I didn’t get to read much because I was so sick but I did get some reading done. I really thought I wasn’t going to have much to show you this week but Netgalley and the library flooded my reading pile. Here’s what I got…. Read more »

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Play of Passion – Review

Play of Passion – Review

  Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling #9) by Nalini Singh Publication date: 02 November 2010 by Berkley ISBN 10/13: 0425237796 | 9780425237793 Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: Paranormal romance, psy-changeling, shiftersFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook, Kindle From goodreads: In his position as Tracker for the SnowDancer pack, Drew Kincaid must rein in rogue changelings who’ve lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who’ve gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage-to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite…and who threatens to enslave his… Read more »

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Lord of the Abyss – Advance Review + GIVEAWAY

Lord of the Abyss – Advance Review + GIVEAWAY

Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows #4) by Nalini Singh Publication date: 22 November 2011 by Harlequin NocturneISBN 10/13: 0373837755 | 978-0373837755 Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: Parnormal, romance, revenge, magicFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook From goodreads: Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.… As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing but a feared monster wrapped in impenetrable… Read more »

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