Month: November 2011

Nov 30
{Review+Giveaway} Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark

{Review+Giveaway} Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark

Stay Tuned is such a refreshing read. I don’t read enough contemporary as it is, and when I do pick up contemporary it tends to be happy go lucky romantic comedies. I enjoy other sub-genres but they have to be done really well to hold my interest. Anything that deals with more serious issues and/or drama has to be well written and well thought out for me to enjoy it. Stayed Tuned is all of the above. It’s well written, well thought out, beleiveable and best of all utterly relatable. Melissa is such a great character. I instantly connected with her, all of her insecurities about not being good enough to be an anchor, all of her thoughts and annoyances. I thought she was really well fleshed out. She could really have been any woman dealing with juggling work, success (or the fear of not having it) friends, and problems at home. I think that anyone can relate to at least one of the struggles that Melissa goes through in… Read more »

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Nov 29
{Interview} Author Heaven Liegh Eldeen (Blog Tour)

{Interview} Author Heaven Liegh Eldeen (Blog Tour)

Today I have the author of The Demon Side, Heaven Liegh Eldeen, with us for an interview. Be sure to check out my review of The Demon Side later today!  Thanks for joining us Heaven Liegh Eldeen. 🙂  1. describe The Demon Side in a tweet. (140 characters or less)  Oh that’s a hard one. Okay I can do this. go, go gadget super tweet!7 Arches, 2 Demons collide when a girl;Etta moves into the picture. An epic battle for good vs evil, love vs hate ensues w/ an unlikely hero   2. What is the hardest part about writing for you? The hardest pat of writing for me is definitely figuring out the names for my characters. I am horrible with names. I can be creative with anything but that. Which is why I don’t have a pen name. Heck, I named my son after his father just so i didn’t have to think of what to name him.  3. What is your favorite holiday and why? Without a doubt Halloween is my… Read more »

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Nov 28
{Giveaway Blitz} Cyber Monday Boyfriend from Hell/Earth Angel Giveaway Blitz!

{Giveaway Blitz} Cyber Monday Boyfriend from Hell/Earth Angel Giveaway Blitz!

E Van Lowe’s Earth Angel Cyber Monday Giveaway Open to US Shipping Only The Prize pack contains: -Signed copies of both Boyfriend from Hell and Earth Angel                  –Bath and Body Works Winter Candy Apple Gift Set -Fuzzy Black Winter Hat  -Purple and Black Striped Fuzzy Gloves  -Purple and Black Striped Slipper Socks  -Bewitching Witch Hat Mini Notebook  -Bewitching Book Tours Broom Pen  -Jennifer Scales Novel by Mary Janice Davidson Special Delivery! This adorable striped mini mailbox holds travel-sizes of Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Fragrance Mist (3 oz. each) in Bath and Body Works holiday Winter Candy Apple scent! BBW exclusive Winter Candy Apple is a mouth watering blend of crisp apple, candied orange and rich cinnamon spice Includes a gift tag on the mailbox’s red flag Tin mailbox is a fun, reusable container Over $20 Value To enter just fill out the form. Good Luck! Link to giveaway form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVmTG1KOXJTcllNMFpZSzVaWTFBTnc6MQ

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Nov 28
{Guest Post} Hushed by Kelley York (Blog Tour)

{Guest Post} Hushed by Kelley York (Blog Tour)

Today I have the author of Hushed, Kelley York, joining us on Book Briefs! Thank you so much for being here with us today Kelley. I love getting to know authors so I really enjoy 10 things you didn’t know about posts. And this one is even cooler because Kelley split it. Half about her and half about her book Hushed! Come back later this week for my review of Hushed!  ——————— Kelley York: I think 10 things people probably don’t know about me would bore some people, but I couldn’t think of 10 things no one knows about HUSHED… So I figured I’d do half and half! 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me: 1. I used to sell my artwork at anime conventions with friends. I wasn’t amazing, but I made some good extra cash doing it. 2. I lived in Indiana for three years and hated it. Then I moved back to California, where I grew up, and so much had changed that I don’t like… Read more »

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Nov 25
{Giveaway+Guest Post!} Paranormal Turkey Tour!

{Giveaway+Guest Post!} Paranormal Turkey Tour!

Hey guys, Today I have a fun post to highlight some awesome paranormal reads. And another awesome part is that there are GIVEAWAYS for you to participate in. first, please leave a COMMENT on this post. it can say anything. There is a $50 prize for the post with the most comments and if I win, guess who the money is going to go to? YOU GUYS! I will use the money to host giveaways on the blog. I want to have a huge holiday blowout, but I need fund to pay for everything. one comment for a huge giveaway- I think thats a great deal. So please comment, share this post on twitter- get other people to comment. The next giveaway is for YOU! There will be FIVE  $25 prizes and ONE $100 prize! The details are below, but you just have to check out these awesome paranormal reads. They are on sale now for .99 cents! Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully… Read more »

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Nov 24
{Guest Post+$100 Contest!!} 5 ways to ruin your love of reading

{Guest Post+$100 Contest!!} 5 ways to ruin your love of reading

Hey guys! I have two contests to tell you about. The prize for each is a $100 AMAZON GIFTCARD!!First please go here: http://www.novelpublicity.com/farsighted/ and scroll to the bottom where it says traffic breaker poll and vote for BOOK BRIEFS. If I win I will use the prize to host an awesome GIVEAWAY on my blog. Thank you so much.The second $100 contest is for YOU. Just  COMMENT on this post, or any of the other posts in the farsighted blog tour to be entered for a chance to win. The more you comment, the more entries you will get!Also Farsighted is now just .99 cents at amazon! Go pick it up before the end of November when the price will go up! You won’t regret it.Today, I have Author of Farsighted Emlyn Chand joining us today.  Did you resolve to read more this year? Maybe you’ve dubbed this year as the year you finally start your own book club. To be successful with either of these goals, you’ll need to keep that… Read more »

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Nov 24
{Review} Farsighted by Emlyn Chand (Blog Tour)

{Review} Farsighted by Emlyn Chand (Blog Tour)

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand ebook, 218 pages Published October 24th 2011 by Blue Crown Press Source: Blog Tour Age group: YA Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all. Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own,… Read more »

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Nov 22
{Review} Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

{Review} Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder Paperback, 394 pages Expected publication: December 20th 2011 by Mira Source: NetGalley Age Group: YA Series: Healer #1 Challenge: None Buy this Book:Pre-Order on Amazon Summary (from goodreads) Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos. Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life……. Read more »

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Nov 21
{Excerpt} J.M. Griffin Book Spotlight (Blog Tour)

{Excerpt} J.M. Griffin Book Spotlight (Blog Tour)

Today I have JM Griffin with us to share some information about her books. Thank you for being here with us today. 🙂 Chronological order: (links to goodreads)  1 FOR LOVE OF LIVVY 2 DIRTY TROUBLE 3 DEAD WRONG After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt’s house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbfounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address─her Aunt Livvy’s. Frustrated by the cops’ refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands. Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father. Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with… Read more »

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Nov 18
{Review} Stork by Wendy Delsol

{Review} Stork by Wendy Delsol

Stork by Wendy Delsol Paperback, 368 pages Published September 13th 2011 by Candlewick Press Age Group: YA Source: finished copy from Publisher Series: Stork # 1 Challenges: None Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything.Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. Between being ignored by Wade, the arrogant jock she stupidly fooled around with, and constantly arguing with gorgeous farm boy and editor-in-chief Jack, Katla is relieved when her assignment as the school paper’s fashion columnist brings with it some much-needed friendship. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s in a way… Read more »

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