Sunday, February 28, 2010

Contests Found 2/28

2010 Mini-Deb ARC/Book Giveaway - Ends 3/2

Win Tempest Rising - Ends 3/2

Win Wherever Nina Lies - Ends 3/12

Win Drood/Black Hills - Ends 3/17

Win Wherever Nina Lies - Ends 3/17

Win Num8ers - Ends 3/17

Edifying and Edgy 100 Followers Contest

Review - Mark of the Demon

Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had mixed feelings going in to this one but I thought it sounded like it could come out good. And I am happy I read it. It ended up with a good storyline, interesting characters and a mystery to be solved with some fun twists thrown in. I like how the main story wrapped up in one book but there are secondary lines that can continue on. Looking forward to reading the new one that just came out.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Anton Strout is LIVE at BBB

From BBB:

TODAY - 2/25 Guest Blog, Chat and Contest With Author Anton Strout. Event starts at 11:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 2/26/10.

Description: Anton Strout- Author. Publisher. America’s Favorite Lower Mid-List Urban Fantasy Author. Join him as he discusses the strata and struggle of what it takes to get ahead in the writing game these days. Hint: Casey Kasem may be involved. He will also be talking about his newest release Dead Matter.

He is also giving away an AMAZING prize to one lucky contest entrant.

A $50.00 Electronic Gift Card to the online book retailer of your choice (Amazon, Barnes & Noble Borders etc.). Open to readers worldwide as long as you can accept a card from a US based company.


Contests Found This Week

Awesome YA Giveaway - Ends 3/6

Win Bleeding Violet - Ends 3/7

Win Token of Darkness - Ends 3/8

Win The Line - Ends 3/8

Win the Georgina Kincaid series - Ends 3/19

Added 2/23

Win The Body Finder or Firespell - Ends 3/2

Win Wherever Nina Lies - Ends 3/9

Win Sunrise in a Garden of Love and Evil - Ends 3/9

Win Incarceron - Ends 3/12

Win Wherever Nina Lies - Ends 3/15

Added 2/24

Win Rosemary and Rue or A Local Habitation - Ends 2/25

Win Spare Change and Santa Maybe - Ends 3/18

Added 2/25

Writers Block Reviews Giveaway

Win Captivate or Need - Ends 3/3

Win Shadow Blade - Ends 3/8

Win Shadow Blade - Ends 3/9

Win Shadow Blade - Ends 3/10

Win Brava Valentine - Ends 3/14

Win Dark Life - Ends 3/20

Win Live to Tell - Ends 3/23

Win Midnight Falls - Ends 3/25

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Review - Deader Still

Deader Still (Simon Canderous, #2) Deader Still by Anton Strout

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Liked a whole lot better than the first one. Still a very interesting setting and characters and story line. But during this book I cared more about Simon and his friends than I did in the first, especially at the beginning of the first. I did not want to stop reading and was almost sad when the book ended. The pace was much faster in this one. I am really looking forward to the third book.

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Review - Dead to Me

Dead To Me (Simon Canderous, #1) Dead To Me by Anton Strout

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Good story. Interesting setting and characters. I personally felt it started a little bit slow but by the middle I was fully invested in the story and couldnt wait to find out what happened.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Hex Hall

From GoodReads:

When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect. Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's the most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.

Release date - 3/2/10

Rock on the Range

Rocklahoma 2010

Teaser Tuesday

"I shook my head. 'Don't say that, Celia. Listen, Whit and I - well, you probably know the deal - we kind of turned out to have, um, powers. Maybe we can save you."

From page 139 of Witch & Wizard of James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Review - A Lion Among Men

A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3) A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the 3rd book in the series that started with Wicked. For anyone that hasnt read them I strongly encourage you to. While the outside story take place in Oz and has the familiar characters everyone knows. The real story in these books is so much more. Everyone who reads them will get something different out of it. And you dont realize how they fully affect you until you finish this third one. They really just make you think.

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Review - Kiss & Hell

Kiss  &  Hell Kiss & Hell by Dakota Cassidy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I picked this up because I had read and loved the Accidental series. And I am not at all sorry I did. Delaney is a great character and I just loved Clyde. There are interesting twists and turns with great laugh out loud humor. I only hope we get to meet these characters again. The supporting characters in this book would make great main characters in another.

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Notes on Reviews

Since I am new at reviewing what I read my review format is still being worked out. I welcome any thoughts and comments from anyone that reads them. Currently I am just listing my thoughts on the book.

Right now I am using the GoodReads feature so they link there and you can read other peoples thoughts as well as the summary.

I haven't received any books specifically for review so everything I read is because I want to. As a result I do like most of what I read, since I did choose it.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Review - Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great start to a new series. Jane is by far one of my favorite new characters to read this year. I am looking forward to catching up on this series and reading the other 2 that are out. Well-written with some unique twists. Anyone looking for a great series with unforgettable characters and situations that will just make you laugh need to go out and get this now.

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Disclaimer: I am new at reviews, so the structure is still being worked on.

Review - Three Days to Dead

Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a great new addition to the UF genre. I highly recommend this to all readers that enjoy a little action, a little adventure, a little romance and great characters. It has well developed characters and story. There is so many new UF books out there its easy to find rehashes of old stories but this doesnt do that. Its a well-written fresh entry into the genre.

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Disclaimer: I am new at reviews, so the structure is still being worked on.

January 2010 Books Read


1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (New Author)
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Hush Hush (ARC) by Becca Fitzpatrick (New Author)
4. Thirst No 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood and Red Dice by Christopher Pike
5. Tempted by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
6. Boys That Bite: Blood Coven 1 by Mari Mancusi (New Author)
7. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
8. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (New Author)
9. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
10. How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier (New Author)
11. Witch & Wizard by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
12. Prophecy of the Sisters (ARC) by Michelle Zink (New Author)
13. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
14. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (ARC) by Carrie Ryan (New Author)
15. Airhead by Meg Cabot
16. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (New Author)
17. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
18. Wake by Lisa McMann (New Author)
19. The Debs by Susan McBride
20. The Debs: Love, Lies and Texas Dips by Susan McBride
21. Firespell: A Novel of the Dark Elite by Chloe Neill
22. Embellish by R.L. Sloan (New Author)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Author Jennifer Estep is LIVE Today/Tonight at BBB!

From BBB:

TODAY - 2/18 Release Party, Chat and Contest With Author Jennifer Estep. Event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 2/19/10.

Description: Join us with author Jennifer Estep for a release party, chat and contest at . She will also be talking about her newest release Spider’s Bite.

She is also giving away several AMAZING prizes to contest entrants!
Prize 1: 2 $50.00 gift cards for (2 winners) open to readers worldwide as long as you can accept a US Amazon Gift card.
And other chance to win FREE Books will be announced at the party so BE THERE!


Series Spotlight - Airhead

From GoodReads:

Emerson Watts, 16 and female, loves playing video games, hanging out with her best friend, Christopher, and has made peace with her less-than-supermodel-esque looks. But when she's involved in a mysterious accident, she wakes up to find she's now in the body of...a supermodel. Who was behind this switch? What was the motive? And how can she get Christopher to realize she's still the same person inside?

From GoodReads:

Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts.

Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.

But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.

How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns — especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...

Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular.

But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki.

From GoodReads:

Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope. . .what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved--since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed--this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running.

Release date: 6/1/10

Wednesday, February 17, 2010



Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s tempted by her beauty—but he knows from experience that anyone desperate enough to live in his building is damaged goods. Besides, he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.


Sara Davis is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She’s not an abused wife, and she’s not a criminal. But she does have a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding. There’s just too much at stake.

Driven to desire…

But Quinn must get closer to Sara when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and he discovers that there is something more complex and dangerous to her than he thought. Now, both Quinn and Sara will have to expose their true feelings—as well as their fragile hearts—if they hope their love will survive…


He opened the door—

And stopped dead in his tracks as somebody all but fell into his arms. Somebody…a woman. And not Theresa.

He caught her just above her elbows, automatically steadying her.

“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice soft and low.

Then she lifted her face and Quinn found himself gazing into the biggest, brownest eyes he’d ever seen in his life. Feeling a little dazed, he studied her face while she stammered out another apology.

Quinn barely heard it.

He was too busy staring at her mouth. A very pretty mouth, a cupid’s bow mouth slicked with deep, vibrant red. Under his hands, he could feel silken smooth skin and unable to resist, he stroked a thumb along her inner arm.

Her skin was soft, soft and warm. He was also pretty sure she had the creamiest, most flawless skin imaginable. Her shoulder-length hair was a shade caught between blonde and brown, nondescript, but for some reason, he found himself thinking about tangling his fingers in that hair and holding her head still while he kissed that red-slicked mouth.

Well, hello…

read more…

Release date is: 3/2/10

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

"I caught the smell of salt. The smell brought a rush of memories: days surfing, snorkeling, doing laps in the bars, sand castles, beach volleyball. I tried to remember the last time I'd been to the beach. Definitely not since I'd started at Sports. That made me a little sad."

From page 115 of How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Giant Linger Giveaway

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.

Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

The Book Faery Reviews 2nd Anniversay

The Book Faery Reviews is turning 2 and have a great contest to celebrate.

Prizes are:

* autographed books
* more books
* e-books
* an autographed music CD from an actress/author/singer
* book & writing accessories
* $75 Barnes & Nobles gift card

Pictures are available on the contest post.

Go here for more info and to enter. Contest ends on 3/1
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Undercover Book Lover Birthday Contest

The Undercover Book Lover is having a great Birthday Contest.

One winner will win the following:

1 Finished copy of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
1 Finished copy of The Sight by Judy Blundell
1 Finished copy of Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
1 Finished copy of Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
1 Finished copy of The Line by Teri Hall
1 Finished copy of The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
1 Finished copy of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
1 Finished copy of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
1 Finished copy of Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
1 Finished copy of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Go here for more info and to enter. Contest ends on 3/10.

Rex Robot Reviews St Patrick's Day Contest

Rex Robot Reviews is having an awesome contest.

Prizes are:

Original Sin (Seven Deadly Sins)
Covet (Fallen Angels, Book 1)
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy
*Fred the Mermaid, Book 1-3*
*House of Night, Books 1-4*
Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair, Book 1)
The Awakening (Immortals, Book 3)
*Vampire Kisses: 1 & 2*
*Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld) 1 & 2*
School's Out - Forever (Maximum Ride, Book 2)
The Accidental Werewolf (Accidental Friends, Book 1)
Blue Bloods
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1)
Night World: The Ultimate Fan Guide
Evermore: The Immortals
Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbound
Small Kingdoms
The Lovely Bones
The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories
*Books listed w/asterisk are available to the 1st place winner only!

-Winners #1, #2 & #3 get to choose books!
-Winners #4 & #5 get some fun swag!
-A couple books are from my own shelf- slightly used!
-Winners will be announced within one week of 03/17/2010.

Go here for more info and to enter. Contest ends on 3/17.

Contests Found This Week

Win I Heart You, You Haunt Me - Ends 2/12

Win Gone - Ends 2/12

Win Horns - Ends 2/13

Win The Iron King - Ends 2/16

Win Incarceron - Ends 2/25

February Contest at The Eclectic Reader - Ends 2/28

Win My Soul to Save - Ends 2/28

Win Truly Madly - Ends 2/28

My Ever Expanding Libary Follower Contest - Ends 3/3

Added 2/10

Win The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Ends 2/15

First in a Series Contest - Ends 2/17

Story on a Page 50 Follower Contest - Ends 2/28

Bloody Bad 333 by 3/3 Giveaway

Win Black Hills - Ends 3/5

Win Drood - Ends 3/5

Added 2/11

Win Hush Hush - Ends 2/24

Storywings 49 Followers Contest - Ends 3/19

Added 2/13

Win Pleasure of a Dark Prince - Ends 2/28

Rex Robot Reviews St Patrick's Day Contest - Ends 3/17

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Delicious Tease Contest Extravaganza

The Delicious Tease Contest Extravaganza is Here! Shayla Black and Tracy Wolff are celebrating their newest releases, Delicious and Tease Me, by throwing a huge, fun contest. The contest kicks off on February 14th and goes all the way through April 7, with new prizes every day from some of your favorite authors such as Lauren Dane, Sylvia Day, Sherry Thomas, Julie James and Beth Kery (just to name a few).

The grand prize is an i-pod Touch-- and all you have to do to be entered to win is to comment on the daily blogposts at Shayla's and Tracy's blogs (which also gives you a chance to win the daily prize). One comment a day, please.

Larissa's Life Giveaway

Welcome to Larissa's Life

Larissa's Life is having a giveaway to celebrate 350 Followers.

Prizes are:

* Twilight Journals
* Soulless by Gail Carriger
* Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Yone + Demonica Bookmark
* First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
* Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
* Dark Visions Trilogy by L.J. Smith
* Pink Bag (I brought it from Rome, Italy)
* Swag: Colosseum Mouse pad, Colosseum Pencil case and Note Pad.

Go here for more info and to enter. Contest ends on 3/15.

Series Spotlight - Magic or Madness

From GoodReads:

From the Sydney, Australia home of a grandmother she believes is a witch, fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino is magically transported to New York City, where she discovers that friends and foes can be hard to distinguish.

From GoodReads:

Fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino has learned the painful truth that she—like her mother, grandmother, and new friends Tom and Jay-Tee—must face a choice between using the magic that lives in her blood and dying young, or refusing to use the magic and losing her mind. Now a new threat leaves Reason stranded alone in New York City, struggling to control a power she barely understands. But could the danger she faces also hold the key to saving her life?

Magic Lessons is a stunning follow-up to Larbalestier's debut novel, Magic or Madness, which earned multiple starred reviews and a spot on the Locus 2005 Recommended Reading List, along with being named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and the Young Adult Round Table of the TLA.

From GoodReads:

In the third and final installment in the Magic or Madness trilogy, only Reason can find answers within her family's magic to save everyone that matters most to her.

Magic's Child is the fantastically gripping conclusion to a trilogy that launched to multiple starred reviews, earning spots on the 2006 BBYA final list, and the Locus 2005 and 2006 Recommended Reading Lists.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Meet author Moira Rogers and Enter to Win a Sony eReader!

From BBB:

TODAY - 2/10 Release Party, Sony eReader Contest and Chat with Author Moira Rogers. Event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 2/16/10.

Description: Join us with author Moira Rogers for a release party, chat and contest at She will also be talking about her newest release Crossroads.

She is also giving away several AMAZING prizes to contest entrants!

Sony Digital Reader Pocket Edition - Silver (PRS300SC), Open to US/CAN readers and International readers only to a US address, authors not responsible for replacement of item after shipment.

10 people will win a digital download from the author’s available backlist (excluding Crossroads):

Waiting on Wednesday - The Unwritten Rule

Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don't like you best friend's boyfriend.

Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.

Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she's thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It's wonderful...and awful.

Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more...

Release date - March 16, 2010

For more info click here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dark Life

Teaser Tuesday

"In a blur of feather and limbs, she kicked and punched and stabbed several guards. She stopped then, as suddenly as she'd begun to move. Most of the guards were coming to their feet; some were battered but still standing. One wasn't moving."

From page 208 of Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Something About You


Available March 2, 2010


Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends in bloodshed. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be Special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago—and nearly ruining his career…


Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it’s no joke: the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes—and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension…

Series Spotlight - Wicked Lovely

From GoodReads:

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty-especially if they learn of her Sight-and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. His is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost-regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; everything.
Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.

From GoodReads:

Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.

Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.

The tattoo does bring changes; not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .

From GoodReads:

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.

Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her—but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.

In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.

From GoodReads:

Hunger for nourishment.

Hunger for touch.

Hunger to belong.

Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.
Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries’ coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani’s death.

Ani isn’t one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin’s plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in Melissa Marr’s next volume of Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series.

Release date: 4/20/10

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TeenFire Popularity Contest!

From TeenFire:

Event Description

Think you’re the be-all and end-all of the nerdfighting online book revolution? Do you have a legion of dedicated fans & friends gather around you every time you get online?


Yes, it’s sad but true. TeenFire is actually hosting its first ever popularity contest! Despite our love of all things book-ish, social media is really nothing but a popularity contest so we thought we’d have some fun with it! There will be THREE grand prize winners!

And the stakes will be HIGH! The winners will receive first editions of ALL upcoming Spring Sourcebooks Fire titles, along with autographed copies of Bran Hambric: The Specter Key, Beautiful Dead, Picture the Dead, The Turning, We Hear the Dead, The Summer of Skinny Dipping and Star Shack.

Whether you cried when David Tenant passed the torch to Matt Smith as the new Dr. Who, think dominating at Darksiders is the pinnacle of cool, or if you’re the most read author on, we want to find out who really owns these interwebs!

Go here
to enter. And if this is how you heard of it, please list me. Thanks!!

2nd Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Contest!

Breezing Though is holding their 2nd Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Contest. Go here for more details. Contest ends on 2/13.

Break of Dawn Trailer

Release Party, Contest and Chat with Chris Marie Green

From BBB:

TODAY - 2/2 Release Party, Contest and Chat with Author Chris Marie Green. Event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 2/3/10.

Description: Join us with author Chris Marie Green for a release party, chat and contest at She will also be talking about her newest mass market re-release of Break of Dawn and her upcoming new release of Deep In the Woods.

She is also giving away several AMAZING prizes to TWO lucky winners!

1st prize - $100.00 Barnes and Noble gift card plus all of the following signed books
Night Rising, Vampire Babylon, Book 1
Midnight Reign, Vampire Babylon, Book 2
A Drop of Red, Vampire Babylon, Book 4
The Path of Razors, Vampire Babylon, Book 5
First Blood, a vampire anthology that includes a Vampire Babylon novella
Twice Bitten, a vampire anthology that includes The Huntress, which was written as Crystal Green

2nd prize - All the following books
Night Rising, Vampire Babylon, Book 1
Midnight Reign, Vampire Babylon, Book 2
A Drop of Red, Vampire Babylon, Book 4
The Path of Razors, Vampire Babylon, Book 5
First Blood, a vampire anthology that includes a Vampire Babylon novella
Twice Bitten, a vampire anthology that includes The Huntress, which was written as Crystal Green

Open to readers worldwide!!


Teaser Tuesday

"Once back in my own head, I felt fear set in. Okay. Something was very wrong with Lissa, and no one else seemed to notice it - well, not to the extent they should have."

From page 279 of Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Monday, February 1, 2010

Release Party, Contest and Chat with Jeaniene Frost

From BBB:

Subject: TODAY - 2/1 Release Party, Contest and Chat with Author Jeaniene Frost

TODAY - 2/1 Release Party, Contest and Chat with Author Jeaniene Frost. Event starts at 12:00 pm Central and runs all day and into the night. Contest runs until 11:59 pm Central on 2/5/10.

Description: Join us with author Jeaniene Frost for a release party, chat and contest at She will also be talking about her newest release First Drop of Crimson.

She is also giving away several AMAZING prizes!

Prize 1: A $100.00 Amazon, B&N, Borders, or Powells gift card (winner’s choice)
15 copies of First Drop of Crimson !!!
Book prizes open to international readers, grand prize to US and Canada only.


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Dark Faerie Tales Valentines Contest

Dark Faerie Tales is having a great Valentines Giveaway.

Prizes are:

1. Ecstasy Unveiled
2. Shadow Blade
3. The Iron King
4. Archangel’s Kiss
5. Bone Crossed
6. First Drop of Crimson
7. Darklight
8. Need
9. Betrayals
10. The Secret Year (Signed ARC)
11. Something Like Fate (ARC)
12. Incarceron (ARC & Hardcover)
13. Dirty Little Secrets (ARC)
14. Invisible Girl (ARC)
15. Inked
16. So Punk Rock (Signed)
17. Light Beneath Ferns (Signed)
18. The Princess and the Snowbird
19. The Dark Divine & Nail Polish (previous winner never claimed prize)
20. For Keeps (ARC)
21. Bleeding Violet (ARC)
22. Eleventh Grade Burns (ARC)
23. Spider’s Bite
24. Night Tides
25. Unperfect Souls
26. Blood Magic
27. Succubi Like It Hot
28. Embrace the Night Eternal
29. Beyond the Night
30. Pleasure of a Dark Prince

There will be:
1 Grand Prize Winner (5 Books)
1 First Place Winner ( 4 Books)
1 Second Place Winner (3 Books)
1 Third Place Winner (2 Book)

Go here for more info and to enter. Ends 2/21.