Month: October 2011

Oct 31
Giveaway- Raven by Nuayma Jeggels

Giveaway- Raven by Nuayma Jeggels

Raven by Nuayma Jeggels A girl, a coma, a Plague, and an empty grave. When Shardaie wakes up, she doesn’t know who she is, why she can’t understand emotions, why she has been unconscious for nearly nine of her thirteen years, or why the dead just won’t stay dead. The only clue to her past is a locket, but the Plague, which finally stretches its unnatural hand to her village, forces her to leave and to learn to protect herself. But everything has a cost: the protection against the undead reveals a secret that Shardaie and her classmates just don’t want to accept, and at the end, Shardaie realises that some secrets shouldn’t be revealed. Secrets have the power to destroy, and the power to change her view on humanity for ever.  Here is an extra scene from the book! Shardaie was lying on her side on the floor, nose nearly pressed against the struggling lizard. Her violet eyes slowly blinked, watching as the creature waved its limbs and tried its best to get… Read more »

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Oct 31
Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

This giveaway hope is hosted by I am a reader, not a writer and The Diary of a Bookworm. I love giveaway hops and I love Halloween so this one was really a no brainer, I had to participate.  I will be giving away A Hardcover of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!! I am so excited about this. I have been dying to read the book myself!  Rules: US only Must be 13 or older please read my giveaway policy Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.It can.She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.There is.She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.She’s wrong. <a href=”http://rafl.es/enable-js”>You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>.Enter my giveaway of Abigail- link at the top of the page Come check out My Bookworm Santa! Giveaways, meet new people. It’s going to be… Read more »

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Oct 28
{Review & Giveaway} Earth by Shauna Granger (Blog Tour)

{Review & Giveaway} Earth by Shauna Granger (Blog Tour)

Earth by Shauna Granger ebook Published May 1st 2011 by Shauna Granger (first published April 30th 2011) Age Group: YA Source: Blog tour Summary ( From Goodreads) Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start. Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it’s only a ploy to draw her out; she can’t let someone die because of her. This series is going to be really interesting. I love stories about this kind of magic. I also really enjoyed the mystery that surrounds… Read more »

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Oct 26
{Review} My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton

{Review} My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton

My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton Kindle Edition 208 pages Published April 5th 2011 by Outskirts Press, Inc. Age Group: Adult Source: blog tour Summary (from Goodreads) “I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed. When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men… Read more »

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Oct 26
{Guest Post} Author Stacy Eaton

{Guest Post} Author Stacy Eaton

Thank you to Stacy for joining us today. Check out my review of her book, My Blood Runs Blue! Thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your blog today! For those who don’t know me or what I do, I am an author, but I am also a Police Officer by career. I love my job and love what I get to do. So let me ask this of you… When you think of a police officer what do you envision?  Many people think of them as strong, honorable, warriors and some even call us heroes.  We run into the face of horror when everyone is running away.  We face off to the worst of mankind, the rapists, the child molesters and the murders.  We help people when they are hurt and we listen to people when they want to talk. Some people say we show no fear. We get asked all the time, “weren’t you scared?” or “aren’t you ever afraid?”  Of course we are afraid! … Read more »

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Oct 25
{Review} The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins

{Review} The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins

The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins Kindle Edition Published June 23rd 2011 by Heather Marie Adkins Age Group: Adult Source: Author Summary (from Goodreads) Vale Avari has a mysterious past and a laundry list of super-powers, but that’s nothing compared to what she finds upon moving from small town U.S.A to jolly-good England.A chance dart throw lands her in Quicksilver, an off-the-map place with a big problem – people are dying, and word is, it’s supernatural.At her new place of employment, a temple dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess, Vale learns something even more shocking – women guards are disappearing at an alarmingly patterned rate; women who possess special gifts like her own.Supernatural powers aside, Vale isn’t ready to believe in the Wild Hunt as the culprit, and she’s determined to prove the deaths are acts of human violence. Plagued by a brute with a history of domestic violence and lusting after a dark-eyed man with a secret, Vale has a limited amount of time to discover the killer before he… Read more »

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Oct 25

Guest Post- Autho Matt Xell.

The Design of the Tower of Parlen Min/Beltry’s Way Hi everyone, an uber thanks to Michelle for having me on her blog for a guest post, I’m humbles and excited to be here … Today I want to talk about the Tower of Parlen Min, the title setting of the first book in The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin series. In the fictional world of Everlon, the Tower is located in the Western Europan country of Machus Ina, in the district of Meden. It was built in 1835 as wedding gift from Lord Ise’id, the first Emperor of the Opus Empra, to Morbilius Trent and his wife, Beltry Lianor and was designed by Elardor Reed. It is currently the home of Jacobius Trent, the most famous living inventor and the wealthiest man in the world. The Tower’s monolithic exterior design has been altered over the years by each of the Trent heirs in their generation. In it’s latest iteration, can be described as a cross between a 16th century gothic building and… Read more »

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Oct 24
{Guest Post & Giveaway} Author Jennifer Schmidt (Blog Tour)

{Guest Post & Giveaway} Author Jennifer Schmidt (Blog Tour)

Thank you to Jennifer Schmidt for joining us here today for Part of the Last Call blog tour. Check out my review of Last Call HERE. And I agree Abby was a total mystery. I always just assumed that she still has a thing for Dean. But you can judge for yourself… First, thanks to Book Briefs for asking me to do a guest post to help promote my first novel Last Call. With a little help of alcohol, most of us have done something we regret the next morning. Whether it’s the head splitting hangover that even a whisper makes you want to crawl under a rock and die, the embarrassing photos your friends took of you using that telephone pole as a stripper pole – which coincidentally also makes you want to crawl under a rock and die, or waking up next to a man (or woman) and your first thought being, “Who the hell are you?” followed very closely by, “Where the hell are my pants?” I… Read more »

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Oct 24
{Review} Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt (blog tour)

{Review} Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt (blog tour)

Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt Kindle Edition Published September 28th 2011 by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House Age Group: Adult Source: Publisher Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Novalee Jensen thought what happened in Vegas would stay in Vegas, but two years later, her Vegas indiscretion shows up in her bar. Novalee’s fears come true as the sudden appearance of the stranger brings questions everyone wants answers to, and the secret she’s kept to herself for so long is exposed.Dean Philips is on a mission to find his wife and bring her back to Nevada, all without exposing his own secrets and lies. Lies that could not only cost him his fortune, but also the woman he’s yearned to know since that fateful night two years ago I am always looking for fun, interesting and unique contemporary books. For some reason, unique plotlines are a lot harder to come by in contemporary books. (at least the in the ones I have been reading- leave me suggestions if you think… Read more »

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Oct 23
#BoutofBooks Read-A-Thon Updates!

#BoutofBooks Read-A-Thon Updates!

Button by TaraSG Ok, ok I know what you must all be thinking. ANOTHER read-a-thon???! Are you crazy Michelle? Probably, but that is not the point. The point is I am way behind on review books and I am trying my hardest to catch up by the end of the year. That means reading my butt off!  I have school Monday-Thursday and I have Halloween festivities to partake in this weekend but I still hope to get more than my average amount of reading done. We will see how it goes. Here is some information about event: Quick Reminders Sign up! I will leave sign-up open through Friday 10/28. You must be signed up and on the Master List to qualify for challenge prizes.  Co-hosts will check the list to verify. Check out the Bout of Books schedule Say hi to other Bout of Books readers. Find Bout of Books participants on Twitter (and yes, this time it DOES include me). See what everyone is tweeting.  Use #boutofbooks in your tweets. Look for a wrap… Read more »

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