Thursday, December 31, 2009

Books Read in 2009

I tried to do this monthly but for some reason stopped early on. Next year I will try again. But for now here is the complete list.

1. Love by Design: Loving Jack and Best Laid Plans by Nora Roberts
2. The Christmas Train with Waiting for Santa by David Baldacci (New Author 1)
3. Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage by Sally Smith O'Rourke (New Author 2)
4. Devil May Ride: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #2 by Wendy Roberts
5. Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez (New Author 3)
6. Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead
7. Sunshine by Robin McKinley (New Author 4)
8. What the Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire
9. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (New Author 5)
10. The Princess Present: The Princess Diaries Volume VI and a Half by Meg Cabot
11. Party Princess: The Princess Diaries Volume VII by Meg Cabot
12. Sweet Sixteen Princess: The Princess Diaries Volume VII and a Half by Meg Cabot
13. Valentine Princess: The Princess Diaries Volume VII and 3/4s by Meg Cabot
14. Princess on the Brink: The Princess Diaries Volume VIII by Meg Cabot
15. Princess Mia: The Princess Diaries Volume IX by Meg Cabot
16. Forever Princess: The Princess Diaries Volume X by Meg Cabot
17. Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot/Mia Thermopolis
18. Lord of Misrule: The Morganville Vampires Book Five by Rachel Caine
19. Agents of Light and Darkness: A Novel of the Nightside by Simon R Green
20. The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance - Anthology
21. Lovers & Dreamers: Daring to Dream, Holding the Dream, Finding the Dream by Nora Roberts

22. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (New Author 6)
23. Captivated & Entranced by Nora Roberts
24. Charmed & Enchanted by Nora Roberts
25. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready (New Author 7)
26. Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
27. You've Been Warned b7 James Patterson & Howard Roughan
28. Vampire Beach: Bloodlust by Alex Duval (New Author 8)
29. Vampire Beach: Initiation by Alex Duval
30. Vampire Beach: Ritual by Alex Duval
31. At Graves End: A Night Huntress Novel by Jeaniene Frost
32. Jinx by Meg Cabot
33. Honeymoon by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
34. Another One Bites the Dust: Jaz Parks, Book 2 by Jennifer Rardin
35. Biting the Bullet: Jaz Parks, Book 3 by Jennifer Rardin
36. Bitten to Death: Jaz Parks, Book 4 by Jennifer Rardin
37. Grave Sins: A Cin Craven Novel by Jenna Maclaine

38. Never Been Witched: The Triplet Witch Trilogy, Book 3 by Annette Blair
39. Promises in Death by JD Robb
40. The Witch's Grave: An Ophelia and Abby Mystery, Book 6 by Shirley Damsgaard
41. Fool: A Novel by Christopher Moore
42. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn
43. Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn
44. Need by Carrie Jones (New Author 9)
45. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith (New Author 10)
46. A Veiled Deception: A Vintage Magic Mystery by Annette Blair
47. One More Bite: Jaz Parks, Book 5 by Jennifer Rardin
48. The Shadow Queen: The Black Jewels Trilogy, Book 7 by Anne Bishop
49. Evernight by Claudia Gray (New Author 11)
50. Legacy: An Anna Strong Vampire Novel, 4 by Jeanne C Stein
51. Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun: A Ghost Hunters Mystery by Victoria Laurie
52. You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay (New Author 12)
53. You're the One That I Haunt by Terri Garey
54. Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noel (New Author 13)
55. The Accidental Human: Accidental Friends, Book 3 by Dakota Cassidy
56. Point Surrender by Anne Carter (New Author 14)
57. The Demon King and I by Candace Havens

58. Bite Me: A Demon Underground Novel by Parker Blue (New Author 15)
59. Stakes & Stilettos by Michelle Rowen
60. You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby (New Author 16)
61. Secret Life of a Vampire: Love at Stake, 6 by Kerrelyn Sparks
62. Moonstone: Book One of Unbidden Magic by Marilee Brothers (New Author 17)
63. Mortal Sins: World of the Lupi Book 5 by Eileen Wilks
64. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (New Author 18)
65. The Immortal Hunter: A Rogue Hunter Novel by Lynsay Sands
66. Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry (New Author 19)
67. Road Trip of the Living Dead by Mark Henry
68. Dead Is A State of Mind by Marlene Perez
69. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black (New Author 20)
70. Nightingale's Lament: A Novel of the Nightside by Simon R Green
71. White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
72. Wicked Lovely: Wicked Lovely #1 by Melissa Marr (New Author 21)

73. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (New Author 22)
74. The Awakening: Darkest Powers 2 by Kelley Armstrong
75. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
76. Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon (New Author 23)
77. A Fantasy Medley - Anthology
78. The Devil's Due by Jenna Black
79. These Boots Were Made for Stomping by Julie Kenner, Jade Lee, Marianne Mancusi
80. Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells (New Author 24)
81. The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
82. Dragon Wytch: Sisters of the Moon, Book 4 by Yasmine Galenorn
83. Night Huntress: Sisters of the Moon, Book 5 by Yasmine Galenorn
84. Vision in White: Book One in the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
85. Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
86. Ravenous by Sharon Ashwood (New Author 25)
87. Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang: A Dark Ones Novel by Katie MacAlister
88. The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance - Anthology


89. Over My Dead Body: Broken Heart, 5 by Michele Bardsley
90. Bobbie Faye's (kinda, sorta, not excatly) Family Jewels by Toni McGee Causey
91. Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
92. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
93. The Family He Wanted by Karen Sandler (New Author 26)
94. Carpe Corpus: Morganville Vampires, 6 by Rachel Caine
95. Undead and Unwelcome: Undead, Book 8 by Mary Janice Davidson
96. Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse, 9 by Charlaine Harris
97. Dayhunter: The Second Dark Days Novel by Jocelynn Drake
98. Dead is So Last Year by Marlene Perez
99. Relentless by Dean Koontz
100. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
101. Hunted: House of Night 5 by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
102. Mysteria by MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, PC Cast, Gena Showalter Anthology
103. One Scream Away by Kate Brady (ARC) (New Author 27)

104. Demon Mistress: Sisters of the Moon, Book 6 by Yasmine Galenorn
105. High Noon by Nora Roberts
106. Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (New Author 28)
107. Love is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, Laurie Faria Stolarz
108. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
109. Vacations From Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Mlynowski
110. The Vampire Diaries The Return: Nighfall by LJ Smith
111. Shadowland: The Mediator by Jenny Carroll/Meg Cabot
112. Bliss by Lauren Myracle (New Author 29)
113. A Weaver Wedding by Allison Leigh (New Author 30)
114. Black Hills by Nora Roberts
115. Hidden Currents: Drake Sisters 7 by Christine Feehan
116. Sanctuary by Nora Roberts
117. Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready

118. Four Dukes and a Devil by Cathy Maxwell, Elaine Fox, Jeaniene Frost, Sophia Nash, Tracy Anne Warren
119. Chances: Opposites Attract and A Will and a Way by Nora Roberts
120. Shadow of the Moon: Moon Series, Book 6 by Rebecca York
121. New Moon: Moon Series, Book 7 by Rebecca York
122. Out of the Light Into the Shadows by Lori Foster, LL Foster, Erin McCarthy
123. Those Boots Were Made for Strutting by Lisa Cach, Gemma Halliday, Melanie Jackson
124. Stargazer: Evernight #2 by Claudia Gray
125. Mysteria Lane by MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, Gena Showalter, PC Cast
126. Blue Moon: Immortals #2 by Alyson Noel
127. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
128. Magnate's Make-Believe Mistress by Bronwyn Jameson (New Author 31)
129. Sucker For Love by Kimberly Raye
130. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
131. Hex and the City: A Novel of the Nightside by Simon R Green

132. Intertwined by Gena Showalter (New Author 32)
133. Public Secrets by Nora Roberts
134. City of Souls: The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac by Vicki Pettersson
135. Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
136. Destined for An Early Grave: A Night Huntress Novel by Jeaniene Frost
137. Unbound by Harrison, Marr, Frost, Pettersson, Drake
138. Retribution: An Anna Strong, Vampire Novel by Jeanne Stein
139. Tall, Dark & Fangsome by Michelle Rowan
140. Tribute by Nora Roberts
141. Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampire Novel by Chloe Neill (New Author 33)
142. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber (New Author 34)

143. Blood Lite - Anthology
144. Dragons Prefer Blondes: A Caruthers Sisters Novel by Candace Havens
145. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
146. Doomsday Can Wait: The Phoenix Chronicles by Lori Handeland
147. Windfall: Impulse and Temptation by Nora Roberts
148. Forever: Rules of the Game and The Heart's Victory by Nora Roberts
149. City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments Book One by Cassandra Clare (New Author 35)
150. City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments Book Two by Cassandra Clare
151. City of Glass: The Mortal Instruments Book Three by Cassandra Clare
152. My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent (New Author 36)
153. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
154. Ghost Huntress Book 1: The Awakening by Marley Gibson (New Author 37)
155. Ghost Huntress Book 2: The Guidance by Marley Gibson
156. House of Reckoning by John Saul
157. Unhallowed Ground by Heather Graham (New Author 38)
158. Pharos: A Ghost Story by Alice Thompson (New Author 39)
159. Ghost Walk by Heather Graham

160. Bed of Roses: Book Two in the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
161. Blue Dahlia: Book One of the In the Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts
162. Black Rose: Book Two of the In the Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts
163. Red Lily: Book Three of the In the Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts
164. Killing Kelly by Heather Graham
165. The Renegrade Hunter by Lynsay Sands
166. Kindred In Death by JD Robb
167. Love You To Death by Shannon K Butcher (New Author 40)
168. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
169. Waking Nightmare: The Mindhunters by Kylie Brant (New Author 41)
170. Waking Evil: The Mindhunters by Kylie Brant
171. The Presence by Heather Graham
172. Evil Without A Face by Jordan Dane (ARC) (New Author 42)
173. Table for Two: Summer Desserts and Lessons Learned by Nora Roberts
174. Under the Dome by Stephen King
175. Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt (New Author 43)
176. A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse the Complete Stories by Charlaine Harris
177. Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory MacGuire
178. The Lost: Missing In Death by JD Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan

179. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White (New Author 44)
180. Breathless by Dean Koontz
181. Ruined by Paula Morris (New Author 45)
182. Haunted by Heather Graham
183. Blood Memories by Barb Hendee (New Author 46)
184. Fade Out: Morganville Vampires, Book 7 by Rachel Caine
185. Wings by Aprilynne Pike (New Author 47)
186. The Dead Room by Heather Graham
187. The Death Dealer by Heather Graham
188. The Vampires Assistant and other tales from the Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare, The Vampire's Assistant, Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan (New Author 48)
189. Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham
190. It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale (New Author 49)
191. Western Skies: Song of the West and Boundary Lines by Nora Roberts
192. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Version 2.0) by Christopher Moore
193. Witch Heart by Anya Bast
194. Witch Fury by Anya Bast
195. Fragile by Shiloh Walker (New Author 50)
196. Me and My Shadow: A Novel of the Silver Dragons by Katie MacAlister

Total Read in 2009 - 196 books and 50 New Authors

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - Undead Much

From GoodReads:

Even Zombie Settlers with Super Hot Boyfriends get the Blues...

A few months ago I was a normal girl with a normal life. But that was before my power to Settle the Undead returned and someone tried to kill me with zombies.

Now I work magic and practice kicking butt while trying to find time for pom squad and my boyfriend, Ethan, and trying NOT to think about how freaky my life has become. It can be tough. Still…things could be worse…

Oh yeah, right:
1. Feral new super-strong zombies. Check.
2. Undead psychic hottie predicting a zombie apocolypse. Check.
3. Earth-shattering secrets that could land me in Settler prison for life. Check.
4. Cheerleader vs. pom squad turf war threatening the end of the half time as we know it. Check.

I’m going to need therapy (and a cookie) if I live through the week. Unfortunately I’m learning that’s not something Zombie Queens can take for granted.

Release date: 1/21/10

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

"Tell me everything you can about it before I tell you anything, okay?"

"Well it appears to be blond."

"Thanks, Gabe. I was thinking maybe you could look at it under the microscope or something."

page 166 of The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (Version 2.0) by Christopher Moore.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Bookologist Mega 2010 Box Contest

The Bookologist is having a great contest. You can win:

Box 1:

* Firespell by Chloe Neill (HC)
* The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (ARC)
* The Mark by Jen Nadol (ARC)- Cover is different

Box 2:

* The Naughty List by Suzanne Young (ARC)
* The Good Girl's Guide To Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray (ARC)
* Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap (ARC)

Box 3:

* The Line by Terri Hall (ARC)
* A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker (ARC)
* Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman (ARC)- Cover is different

Go here to enter to win by 1/31.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Contests Found This Week

Win Soulless - Ends 12/27

Win Firespell - Ends 12/29

Win The Dark Divine - Ends 12/31

Vision Quest Holiday Contest - Ends 1/1

Win Deep Kiss of Winter - Ends 1/3

Win Darklight - Ends 1/5

Win The Dark Divine - Ends 1/6

The Hiding Spot 300 Follower Contest - Ends 1/10

The Good and the Giveaway - Ends 1/22

200 Follower Shin Dig - Ends 2/14

Waiting on Wednesday - Spells

Spells, the sequel to Aprilynne Pike's #1 New York Times best-selling debut, Wings, continues the story of a not-so-ordinary girl named Laurel.

Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger--and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.

When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?

Coming from HarperTeen on May 4, 2010.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Buying Books for the Holidays

From Goodreads:

When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch–nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?

Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first–class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle–class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green–skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

From Goodreads:

Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended to at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. What dark force left Liir in this condition? Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape—but what of her powers? Can he find his supposed half-sister, Nor, last seen in the forbidding prison, Southstairs? Can he fulfill the last wishes of a dying princess? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?

For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by Maguire's Oz, Son of a Witch is the rich reward they have awaited so long.

From Goodreads:

In the much-anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion.

While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr—the Cowardly Lion—arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City's approaching armies. Can those tarnished by infamy escape their sobriquets to claim their own histories, to live honorably within their own skins before they're skinned alive?

Gregory Maguire's new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.

Teaser Tuesday

"What are you doing up at six o'clock in the morning?" he asked sleepily.

"Um, the sun's up."

David snorted, "Of course."

From page 137 of Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Buying Books for the Holidays

From Amazon:

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.

Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.

He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

From Amazon:

Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother.

Now brother Spider's on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Buy Books for the Holidays

Time is running out. For those of you with gifts still to buy here are a couple of book suggestions for the reader(s) in your life.

Both of these were written by Stephanie Kuehnert. Visit her great blog here -

From Amazon:

Kara hasn't been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad-boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park....

Amid the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

From Amazon:

A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell.

The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones.

Punk rock is in Emily Black's blood. Her mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back. Now Emily's all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn't it lead her right back to Emily?

Waiting on Wednesday - My Soul to Save

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for
eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand. Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk....

Release date: 12/29/09

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

"Myrnin -" Claire squeezed her eyes closed, counted to five, and started over. "She's not listening to you anymore. Don't you get that? She's doing her own thing, and her own thing means getting rid of the competition."

From page 94 of Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, Book 7) by Rachel Caine.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Books at Midnight

Books at Midnight is having a 200 Follower contest.

Prizes are:

No PO boxes please!

First winner gets 3 books, one from each section
Second winner gets 2 books, two from different sections of his/her choice
Third winner will win 1 book from any section - only one that is NOT random; my top ten commentators by the end of the contest will be entered into a draw. Feel free to go back and comment on old posts. ;)

>> Section One:

Evermore (The Immortals #1) by Alyson Noel - PB
The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) by Kelley Armstrong - HC
Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries #1) by Charlaine Harris - PB
Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. and Kristen Cast - PB
The Faerie Path (The Faeire Path #1) by Frewin Jones - HC

>> Section Two:

The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises - HC, signed
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantansky - HC
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent - PB
Love Is Hell Anthology - PB
Intertwined by Gena Showalter - ARC

>> Section Three:

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - HC
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater - PB
Stealing Death by Janet Lee Carey - ARC
Ex Games by Jennifer Echols - PB, signed to me
Betrayed (House of Night #2) by Kristen and P.C. Cast - PB
Bad Apple by Laura Ruby - HC, signed
Heroes At Risk by Moira J. Moore - PB
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange- PB

PART TWO: outside of the above-mentioned areas ONLY

Any book ($15 or under) from the Book Despository

Enter here by 1/15.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Box of Books

Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm is having a great contest where you can win a box of books.

The books are:

* The Morganville Vampires(bk 1&2)(PB)
* The Naughty List(ARC)
* Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials(ARC)
* The Seven Rays(HB)
* The Mark(ARC)
* Give Up Ghost(HB)
* Immortal(PB)
* Incarceron(PB- Uk version)
* Fallen(ARC)
* Demon Princess bk1(PB)
* Bleeding Violet(ARC)

Enter here by 12/30.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cornucipia of Reviews 200 Follower Contest

Cornucipia of Reviews is having a 200 Follower Contest

You can win:

First Prize: 2 books from the following list, or 1 book and 1 pre-order (under 18 dollars, please)
Second Prize: 1 book from the list, or 1 pre-order (under 18 dollars)

Book List:
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Absolutely, Maybe by Lisa Yee
Private by Kate Brian
Untouchable by Kate Brian
Revelation by Kate Brian
Inner Circle by Kate Brian
Confessions by Kate Brian
Invitation Only By Kate Brian
Mr. Darcy, Vampyr by Amanda Grange
Violet Wings (ARC) by Victoria Hanley
Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
Donut Days (ARC) by Lara Zielin
Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
The Plague by Joanne Dahme
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Enter here by 12/30

Contests Found This Week

Win The Tricksters - Ends 12/15

Win The Better Part of Darkness - Ends 12/15

Brizmus' 100 Followers Contest - Ends 12/18

Holiday Giveaway - Ends 12/21

Win The Body Finder - Ends 12/25

What is on Your Wishlist? - Ends 12/25

Win The Dark Divine - Ends 12/30

200 Follower Contest - Ends 12/30

Book Whisperer's 100 Followers - 1/1

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - Deadtown

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

Release date - 12/29/09

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

"For Cammy Rivers, the sudden recognition of the nature of the creatures' hands was a wardrobe-to-Narnia, tornado-and-Toto moment, when the well-known land of a lifetime suddenly proved to be - to have always been - one door away, one wind away, from another reality."

From page 126 of Breathless by Dean Koontz.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reading with Tequila 100 Follower Contest

Reading with Tequila is having a 100 Follower contest.

20 Books to Chose From
3 Winners
1st winner = 3 books
2nd winner = 2 books
3rd winner = 1 book

The Books
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle by L.J. Smith
Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Wake by Lisa McMann
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Covet by J.R. Ward
Me and My Shadow by Katie MacAlister
Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher
Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
Born to Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
Betrayals by Lili St. Crow
Flesh Circus by Lilith Saintcrow

Contest ends on 12/27, go here to enter.

In Which A Girl Reads 100 Follower Contest

In Which a Girl Reads in having an awesome 100 Follower Contest.

There will be three winners:
1. First winner gets choice of 3 books from pile
2. Second winner gets choice of 2 books remaining in pile
3. Third winner gets choice of 1 book remaining from pile

Books in the pile are:
1. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Maragaret Stohl
4. Fallen by Lauren Kate
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
7. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
8. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1 by Diana Wynne Jones
9. Tithe by Holly Black
10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
11. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
12. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
13. Evermore by Alyson Noel
14. Wake by Lisa McMann
15. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
16. Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
17. Looking for Alaska by John Green
18. The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong
19. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
20. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
21. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
22. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
23. Gone by Michael Grant
24. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
25. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Enter here by 1/19.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Release Party, Chat and Contest with Shiloh Walker

TODAY - 12/2 - Release Party, Chat and Contest With Author Shiloh Walker. Event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 12/3.

Description: Join us with author Shiloh Walker for a release party, chat and contest at LIVE EVENT LINK HERE: . She will also be talking about her upcoming release Hunter’s Need.

She is also giving away two great prizes! Open to international readers:

First prize: $75.00 online gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders (winner’s choice)
Second prize: $25.00 online gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders (winner’s choice)


Katie's 12 Books of Christmas Contest

Katie's Book Blog is having a 12 Books of Christmas contest.

She is giving away the following:

-Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White (ARC)
-Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (ARC)
-The Girl With The Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron (ARC)
-Captivate by Carrie Jones (ARC)
-Hearts At Stake by Alyxandra Harvey (ARC)
-The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (ARC)
-Pastworld by Ian Beck (ARC)
-How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford (ARC)
-The Maze Runner by James Dashner (HC)
-Same Difference by Siobahn Vivian (HC)
-Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (PB)
-Oblivion Road by Alex McAulay (PB)

Enter here by 12/26.

Give Up the Ghost

Megan Crewe is also having a great end of the year contest. Go here to enter. The deadline is 12/15.

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Waiting on Wednesday - Fallen

From Amazon:

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Release date: 12/8/09

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dark Faerie Tales Book Blowout

Dark Faeries Tales is having an awesome contest. You can enter to win a combination of the following:

# Death’s Mistress
# Firespell
# Bone Magic
# Wicked Enchantment
# Lips Touch
# Inked
# Ash
# Rampant
# Leviathan
# The Maze Runner
# Kitty’s House of Horrors
# Deadtown
# Spellbent
# Bitter Night
# Blood Cross
# My Soul to Save
# Darklight
# Shades of Midnight
# Beneath the Skin
# Hallowed Circle
# Bleeding Violet
# Captivate
# Fade Out
# Finding the Lost
# Boneshaker
# Scorched
# Tempted
# Demon Bound
# Confessions of a Demon
# Tainted
# Torn
# The Seven Rays
# Betrayals
# Shadowland
# The Tear Collector
# The Everafter
# Ruined
# The Midnight Guardian

Contest ends 1/5. Click here to enter.

Book Junkie Birthday Bash

Book Junkie is having an awesome Birthday Bash. You can win up to 35 books. Enter here by 1/1.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tis the Season Contest

Good Books and Wine is having a great Tis The Season Contest. Enter by clicking here. It ends on 1/1.

Deadtown Countdown

Nancy Holzer is having a great contest to count down to the release of Deadtown on December 29th.

You can win the following prizes:

December 8: A Deadtown coffee mug (retail value $12) and a signed copy of the book.

December 15: A Deadtown tote bag (retail value $14) and a signed copy.

December 22: A 0.6 liter Sigg water bottle sporting Deadtown’s cover (retail value $20), plus a signed copy.

December 29: The Big Day calls for a big prize, so you can win a Flip Mino HD video camera! This small, slim, lightweight camera records up to 60 minutes of HD video and shows off Deadtown’s cover. Its retail value is $199. Plus, of course, a signed copy of the book.

Visit the contest post here to read all the rules and enter.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tynga's 300 Follower Contest

Tynga is celebrating her 300 Followers by having a great contest. You can enter here.

Prizes are:

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
Storm Born by Richelle Mead
Dark Visions by L.J. Smith
Fade Out by Rachel Caine
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Marked by P.C. Cast
Flesh Circus by Lilith Staintcrow
Hunting Grounds by Patricia Briggs
Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter

There are all brand new!!

There will be a total of 4 winners
1st winner - 3 books of their choice
2nd winner - 2 books of their choice
3rd winner - 1 book of their choice
and the 4th winner will win a custom-made blog button!

Contest ends 12/23. Enter here

Thursday, November 26, 2009

First Annual Inkies Giveaway Extravaganza!

Just in time for the holidays, the Inkies have decided to spread some book love – Inkie style. So they are opening the first annual Inkies Giveaway Extravaganza where 3 lucky readers will get to win one of the following fabulous basket categories:

First row - Basket 1 - FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (signed copy)
Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagen (signed copy)
The Runaway Dragon by Kate Coombs (signed copy)
The Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs (signed copy)
Shadow (ARC) by Jenny Moss (signed copy)
Faery Rebels by RJ Anderson (signed copy)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (signed copy)
Ash by Malinda Lo (signed copy)

Second row - Basket 2 - ADVENTURE AND WITCHCRAFT
The Emerald Tablet by PJ Hoover (signed copy)
The Navel of the World by PJ Hoover (signed copy)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem (signed copy)
Wicked 1 by Nancy Holder (signed copy)
Wicked 2 by Nancy Holder (signed copy)
Wicked : Resurrection by Nancy Holder (signed copy)
Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle (signed copy)

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe (signed copy)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
The Owl Keepers (ARC) by Christine Brodien-Jones (signed copy)
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by RL Lafevers (signed copy)
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by RL Lafevers (signed copy)
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by RL Lafevers (signed copy)

There will be a grand prize winner and 2 runner ups. Winners will be based on the following criteria:

1. The Grand Prize winner will have first pick and choose one of the book gift baskets AND will also win a $25 gift card to Powell’s Books AND a copy of ICE by Sarah Beth Durst. The winner will be chosen based on who provides the most online promotion points for our contest, via blog, facebook, twitter, etc. One point is awarded for the type of promotion and the number of times such promotion is provided. For example, a person who tweets and blogs about it for all 14 days of the contest will earn 28 points. Honor system is in place so you will be required to tally up your points yourself and we’ll check’em. YOU MUST COMMENT ONLY ON THE ORIGINAL CONTEST POST IN ORDER TO QUALIFY.

2. Second runner up will choose from the remaining 2 baskets. The winner will be the person who comes in second with the most online promotion points.

3. Third runner up will win the last remaining book gift basket and will be chosen from a lottery. Anyone can enter the third prize drawing. All you have to do is answer one of the following questions. What MG/YA fantasy would you like to read over the holiday break? What fantasy book most reminds you of the Holiday or New Year season?

Contest ends on December 9th, 2009. Due to the large size of the prizes, the contest is only open to US and Canadian residents. Go here to enter!

Contests Found This Week

Thanksgiving Giveaway - Ends 12/4

Win Beautiful Creatures - Ends 12/5

Win Night World - Ends 12/7

Win Nothing But Ghosts - Ends 12/7

Win Beautiful Creatures - Ends 12/8

Win Beautiful Creatures - Ends 12/8

Win It Happened One Night - Ends 12/9

First Annual Inkies Giveaway Extravaganza! - Ends 12/9

Lauren Kate Giveaway - Ends 12/10

Win I Drink for a Reason (Audio) - Ends 12/12

Win Soul Catcher - Ends 12/12

Win a Sony E-Reader - Ends 12/15

Win Swoon - Ends 12/17

100 Follower Contest - Ends 12/18

Win Tempest Rising - Ends 12/18

200 Follower Contest - Ends 12/21

Thank you Contest - Ends 12/31

A Passion For Books 200 Follower Giveaway

A Passion for Books is having a giveaway to celebrate now over 200 followers. Winner gets a book under $20 from The Book Depository. Enter here by 12/31.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bloody Bookahholic Holiday Contest

Taschima at Bloody Bookaholic is having a really awesome holiday contest that you absolutely must enter! There will be multiple winners, and there are some great books up for grabs. Open to US, PR & Canada, ends December 25. Enter now!

Here are some of the prizes:

Here are the prizes up for grabs:

- ARC Eyes Like Stars
- Signed ARC Hush Hush
- ARC Ash
- ARC The Demon's Lexicon
- ARC Betraying Season
- The Black Tatto + poster
- I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You
- Candle Man, Book One
- Deadtown
- Lenore Noogies
- The anticipated sequel of The Nanny Diaries, The Nanny Returns
- Never After by Dan Elconsin
- Secret Society signed book and an Ambassador Kit

And a 2010 Book called The Mark by Jen Nadol.

Bibliophilic Turkey Day Giveaway

The Bibliophilic Book Blog is giving away a Sony Pocket E-Reader to a lucky follower. This would look great under your tree! Plus a runner-up will receive a prize book pack!

Go here to enter.

Waiting on Wednesday - Dead and Kicking

From Amazon:

Sadie Novak cleans up crime scenes for a living and is also blessed-or cursed- with the gift of second sight. This time she's digging out the home of a compulsive hoarder. She discovers unexpected things, including an angry ghost who wants her to go away. And there are even more secrets beneath the surface that someone will kill to keep buried...

Release date: 12/1/09

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Today's Teaser Tuesday is:

"In my mind, I go to a peaceful, relaxing place. A beach, where my toes can dig into the warm wet sand.:

From page 117 of Ghost Huntress Book 2: The Guidance by Marley Gibson.

Monday, November 23, 2009

BBB Contest and Interview with Melissa de la Cruz

TODAY - 11/23 Interview, Chat and Contest with NY Times Best-Selling author Melissa de la Cruz. Event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 11/24.

Description: Join us with author Melissa de la Cruz for an interview, chat and contest at . She will also be talking about her new release The Van Alen Legacy.

She will be giving away a Blue Bloods 3-Book Boxed Set and a signed copy of The Van Alen Legacy to one lucky winner! Open to US and Canadian readers.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Contests Found This Week

Win Secret Society - Ends 11/21

Win 2 books from TBFR - Ends 11/22

Win a 5 pack of books by Nancy Holder - Ends 11/27

Enter the HoHoHo Giveaways - Ends 11/28

Enter the Just One Wish to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend Contest - Ends 11/29

50 Followers Contest - Ends 11/29

4 Book Giveaway - Ends 11/29

Win Palace Beautiful - Ends 11/30

Win Fallen - Ends 12/1

Win Covet - Ends 12/2

Win Fallen - Ends 12/4

Win Fallen - Ends 12/6

Win Tempest Rising - Ends 12/7

Win a book from the Immortals series - Ends 12/9

Win Deadly Little Secret - Ends 12/14

Win The Dark Divine - Ends 12/14

Win 1 of 6 books - Ends 12/17

Win A Book of Your Choice - Ends 12/20

Win Nice Girls Dont Live Forever - Ends 12/31

Waiting on Wednesday - Witch and Wizard

From Amazon:

The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?

Release date: 12/14/09

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Today's Teaser Tuesday is:

"As Celia's loading up the vest with all her Mega-Mart-sponsored purchases, I return the ad hoc dowsing pendulum to my pocket and then pore over the names she's printed off the computer.

"It's amaing what you can fin on the Internet," I note."

From page 183 of Ghost Huntress Book 1: The Awakening by Marley Gibson.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Release Party, Chat and Contest with Sharon Ashwood

Visit Bitten by Books today for a Chat and Contest with Sharon Ashwood to celebrate the release of Scorched.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews Commenter Contest

Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews Commenter Contest. Enter here but hurry it can end anytime between now and December 15th.

E-Reader Giveaway

Win a E-reader from Princess Bookie and Matthew Carter to celebrate the release of his book Liquid Soul. Enter here by 12/24.