Month: October 2011

Oct 06
Kobo E-reader and E-books giveaway!!

Kobo E-reader and E-books giveaway!!

I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome giveaway! A bunch of us bloggers joined together to provide one of our fabulous followers with an ereader! We tried to make the entry as simple as possible, all you have to do is follow the directions on the rafflecopter form. Please only fill out the rafflecopter code once. That means you only need to fill it out on ONE blog. This ereader giveaway will be for the USA/CAN, but there will be opportunities for at least two International followers to win some ebooks! In the comments, please state whether you are USA/CAN or International. Thank you very much for following our blogs! Ebooks Available As Prizes:Shelter by Tara Shulerhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11464383-shelterDeadly Cool-upon release datehttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10429033-deadly-coolParadox by Patti Roberts http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10701114.Paradox_The_Angels_Are_Here_Paradox_1_Noah Zarc: Mammoth Troublehttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12407005-noah-zarcFire and Ice, Five Worlds Serieshttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12093597.Fire_and_Ice_Five_Worlds_SeriesMcGowan’s Returnhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10664119.McGowan_s_ReturnThe Invasion of 2020http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9522123-the-invasion-of-2020Lorelei and the Sirenshttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12290803-lorelei-and-the-sirensDream Smashershttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10711032-dream-smashers Wonderful hosts:http://novelopinion.org/http://www.darkangel88.com/http://roxannajolly.com/http://www.bookbriefs.blogspot.com/http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/http://abookloversdream.com/http://sheknownasjess.blogspot.com/http://adiaryofabookaddict.blogspot.com/ Good Luck! And also check out my other giveaways and also my Bookworm Santa program that I am co-hosting with Bree. It is going to be… Read more »

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Oct 06
Interview and Giveaway with Author Lynne Tolles(blog tour)

Interview and Giveaway with Author Lynne Tolles(blog tour)

Today we are joined by Lynne Tolles, the author of the Blood Series.  1. In Twitter detail (140 characters or less) describe why people should read Bloodstone Heart. (feel free to elaborate more after your “tweet”) Tweet – BsH is an interesting story that digs up vampiric history and brings new blood to the story while putting Rowan and Blake in leadership roles. Wow…that was hard. Must have tried eight times to get it right. To elaborate, in the previous books Darby and Devon have been the main characters, taking leadership roles in whatever craziness occurs, but in Bloodstone Heart we move a couple months back in time giving the reader some intimate time getting to know Josh and Lanie and their plight.  About half way through the book you catch up with the end of Blood Lust and then the gang works together as a whole. It was fun to put Rowan and Blake in a new role and gives them something to do while feeling guilty about giving up on… Read more »

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Oct 05
Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Morrigan Michele

Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Morrigan Michele

Thank you to Morrigan Michele, one of the authors of Betrayed, for joining us at Book Briefs today! I love McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce on fries too! 🙂 10 Things People don’t know about Morrigan Michele: 1. I am a bit neurotic. I have to have everything clean at all times or I freak out.  2. I have 4 addictions in life. Pepsi, ice cubes, cigarettes and chocolate  3. My favorite food is McDonald’s chicken nuggets and fries. I dip them both in sweet and sour sauce. I have done this since I was 2 years old lol.  4. I am basically computer illiterate. I know how to facebook and email and I am learning how to blog. Other than that, I’m lost.  5. I only write stuff that I myself would want to read.  6. If Blood and Magick ever makes it to big or small screen I want to cast Mark Harmon as Grandpa Giovanni.  7.  I have a crazy sense of humor  8. I watch Days… Read more »

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Oct 05
Review- Betrayed by Morrigan Michele, Misty Carmony (blog tour)

Review- Betrayed by Morrigan Michele, Misty Carmony (blog tour)

Betrayed by Morrigan Michele, Misty Carmony Paperback, 150 pages Expected publication: November 1st 2011 by World Castle Publishing  Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenge: Spooktacular October Challenge Summary (from Goodreads) Love. Lies. Magick. Betrayal.Alexis Allcroft is used to being different, but nothing could have prepared her for the buried secrets about to be revealed.With her seventeenth birthday approaching the only thing on Alexis Allcroft’s mind other than her birthday party is Sebastian Valto, the hot new guy in school. Things suddenly take a strange twist, and in an effort to take the spotlight off herself, a spell backfires and her secrets are revealed as well; secrets she didn’t know existed. With her world quickly spinning out of control, Alexis realizes no one is what they appear to be, not even herself! Alexis will soon learn that family secrets run deep, blood deep….  This book was a really quick read. But even though it was short A LOT happens in Betrayed. I think it sets up, what is probably going to be a very… Read more »

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Oct 04

Bookaholics Anonymous Interview

Hey guys!I joined Bookaholics Anonymous for an interview today, because, well because I’m a Bookaholic! Yes, it’s time that I admit it. But please go check out my interview and Ashley’s blog because she is awesome! Please let me know what you think, she had a lot of really fun answers 🙂Also I’m still looking for people that might want to participate in my birthday giveaway event. Please email me at Michelle.bookbriefs@gmail.com or let me know in the comments here. CLICK HERE to see my Interview 🙂

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Oct 03

Weekend Read-A-Thon Wrap up Post

April at Good Books & Good Wine is hosting the read-a-thon. This read-a-thon is from 9/28 until 10/3. I would really like to read 5 books this weekend. Fingers crossed! 🙂 These are the books that I would like to read this weekend: The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Bridger by Megan Curd Remembrance by Michelle Madow Fourteen by C.M. Smith A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies I read all of my original books except for Fourteen. Instead of fourteen I read Betrayed (for a blog tour), which makes my grand total of books read to 6!  I can’t believe that I beat my goal of 5 books! Yay me 🙂  I declare that the read-a-thon was a success! And what’s more I absolutely loved most of the books that I read! The Faerie Ring, Bridger, Remembrance and A beautiful Dark ALL get 5 gavels from me! That is more 5 gavel books than I have read in a long time- such a great book roll! … Read more »

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Oct 03
Review- The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Review- The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Hardcover, 352 pages Published September 27th 2011 by Tor Teen / Macmillan Age Group: YA Challenge: Spooktacular Oct. Paranormal Reading Challenge Source: Finished Copy from Tor Teen Buy this Book: The Faerie Ring– on AmazonSummary (from Goodreads) The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own,… Read more »

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Oct 02
In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. For Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow (from author- thank you so much Michelle!!) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (from Publisher. Thank you Harper Teen!) Swear by Nina Malkin (from publisher. Thank you Simon Pulse- this was such a nice surprise) The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman (Blog tour- and it was signed!)  The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman (blog tour) Far From the War by Jeffrey David Payne (from publisher- thank you Roche Harbor Books) The Promise by Apryl Baker (blog tour) Dawn’s End by Bonnie Ferrante (from Author) Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe ( from author) Happy Birthday to Me Again by Brian Rowe (from author) Won: The Ivy by Lauren Kunze (won from second hand saturday over at ReadingTeen.net)  Lucky Charm by Marie Astor (won from The Worm Hole ) Thank you so much guys! What did you get in your mailboxes this week?

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Oct 01
RAK- September Wrap up and October sign up

RAK- September Wrap up and October sign up

 I think the Random Acts of Kindness program hosted by Book Soulmates is such a great program and I love participating in it. This month I did not get any books but I sent out one RAK.  To Julie over at Bookers’ Lagoon  This month is my birthday month. My birthday is October 18th. I’m turning 24. I feel old! haha. So I will be sending out some extra RAKs to spread the birthday month love! 🙂 If you would like to send me a birthday RAK I will love you eternally.Click HERE to see my amazon wishlist! 

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