Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Sep 19
Review- New England Witch Chronicles by Chelsea Bellingeri

Review- New England Witch Chronicles by Chelsea Bellingeri

New England Witch Chronicles  By Chelsea bellingeriPaperback, 356 pages Published June 29th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Source: Author Buy this book: Paperback l Kindle Summary (from Goodreads) The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were an embarrassing stain on America’s revered past. Innocent people were persecuted at the hands of a few over-zealous puritans. But what if there were real witches during those colonial hunts? What if there are witches in present day New England? That is what Alexandria Ramsey’s crazy grandmother believes. Grandma Claudia claims Alex descends from a long line of New England witches. Modern day witches in Hazel Cove, Massachusetts? Unlikely, but strange things are occurring in the weeks preceding Alex’s seventeenth birthday, which also coincides with her family’s annual Halloween party. Alex is haunted by bizarre reoccurring nightmares of a man chasing her through the Hazel Cove Cemetery. On a few occasions, when her emotions have spiraled out of control, inanimate objects have shattered around her. But that’s just a coincidence, right? Alex isn’t so sure, especially after a local girl, who supposedly… Read more »

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Sep 19
2011 Spooktacular October Paranormal Reading Challenge

2011 Spooktacular October Paranormal Reading Challenge

I took this post from The Book Nympho (with permission) I love reading anything paranormal, whether it’s PNR, or YA so when I saw this challenge through a post onRomancing the Darkside I ran over to the host’s blog, Ramblings of a Daydreamer. Timeline: October 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011The Challenge: You must read and review a minimum of THREE paranormal books during October. You don’t have to choose them ahead of time, but you have to read at least three. For many of you, this will be no problem at all. If you don’t think it’s possible, don’t sign up for the challenge.I don’t do a lot of reading challenges just because of a time issue with real life stuff but come on only THREE books in a month. I can do that! To see the list of prizes and sign up go to Ramblings of a Daydreamer.{I’ll be tracking my progress on my sidebar under the icon.} Click Here to Enter my 500 Follower Giveaway!

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Sep 19
Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon!

Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon!

Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be a challenge/giveaway host for the Wonderfully Wicked read-a-thon. The Read-A-Thon is hosted by Bex @ Kindle Fever, Amanda @ Letters Inside Out, April @ My Shelf Confessions. It is going to be a blast! Sign-ups are open now. There are going to be all sorts of challenges and prizes to be won- plus we all love to read! Go sign up and add the hashtag #WWreadathon to twitter for the twitter party. My favorite part of read-a-thons is meeting all the other participants and talking about books books books the whole time! You can click on the picture to go to the sign up post. But in case, it doesn’t work here is the link. 🙂http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/read-a-thon/ Click Here to Enter my 500 Follower Giveaway!

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Sep 18
In My Mailbox (11)

In My Mailbox (11)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.I had a lot of “blood” books last week. See if anyone can find the theme this week. 🙂 For Review:   Wishless by Louise Caiola The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright The Search for Artemis’ by P.D. Griffith Raven’s Kiss by Toni LoTempioDoorway of the Triquetra by Lenore Wolfe Won:    Three Daves by Nicki Elson (from A tale of Many Reviews blogoversary)The Apothecary by Samantha Jillian Bayarr(from livingston hall giveaway hop)Raven Finch: The Curse of the Dead Woods by Samantha Jillian Bayarr (from Livingston hall giveaway hop)Doodling by Johnathan Gould (from Workday Reads secret Giveaway) Night Secrets by BK Walker (from Live to Read)Before Ever After by Samantha SotoI have three giveaways going on right now. You can find links to all of them on the top of my page right under my header. 🙂 good luck!   Click Here to Enter my 500 Follower Giveaway!

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Sep 17
Review-314 Crescent Manor by M. Jones

Review-314 Crescent Manor by M. Jones

314 Crescent Manor by M. Jones ebook Published May 25th 2010 by Smashwords, Inc.  Age Group: YA/Adult CrossoverSource: AuthorSummary (from Goodreads) Mark and Nathan Connor are estranged twins. There is little to connect them, save their current residence at 314 Crescent Manor, an old building situated in the centre of the city. The tenants of the Manor are never housed at random. With its large, brooding stained glass tree bearing down on them from the fifth floor to the first, it watches, and waits for one world to topple into the next. I finished this book 2 days ago, and I am still thinking about it! This book is CRAZY! Crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it actually! Holy cow, I don’t even know what else to say except- Go read this book now! So much happens and you don’t see any of it coming. I have not been this constantly surprised by a book in a long time. I just did’t want to stop reading in the middle because… Read more »

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Sep 16
Follow Friday (9)

Follow Friday (9)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison can Read.   If you are new to the #FF fun, Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name on Parajunkee’s site, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to Parajunkee, and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! ok now for the question! Q. It’s that pesky book fairy again. She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality? Wow, I have a lot of them! I think it would be awesome to make the land of The Tenth Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley come to life. That would be so cool! There are fairy tale lands and castles and tons of magical creatures… Read more »

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Sep 16
Small Blogs, Big Giveaways!

Small Blogs, Big Giveaways!

ENTER TO WIN and scroll down to read the full list of prizes or read it here! 30 prizes split between 3 winners + 3 Gift Card Giveaways! Follow the event on twitter HOSTS & other giveaways Organized by: Reading Romances also having a US$50 gift card giveaway! Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – also having several giveaways The Magic Attic ‪- having her 600 follower giveaway Forbidden Passions Reviews – also having other giveaways Book Nerd Reviews – having an international giveaway Can’t Put It Down – having several giveaways under her Giveaways & Contest Tab Krystal Larson – Live To Read – also having several giveaways A Bookish Affair – also having other giveaways Sugarpeach – also having two giveaways Book Briefs – having her 500 follower giveaway The Sanction Chronicles– having a giveaway every friday Sweeping Me BookSpark Endlessly Bookish Thank you to our featured authors: Gabrielle Bisset: A Writer’s Blog– also giving away a signed copy of the Stolen Destiny paperback and bookmarks to US/Canada winner and… Read more »

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Sep 15
Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Christopher Meeks (Blog Tour)

Guest Post and Giveaway- Author Christopher Meeks (Blog Tour)

Today we are being joined by Author Christopher Meeks. I would like to thank Christopher for taking the time to talk about his writing process. I hope you all enjoy it. 🙂 (p.s. My roommate would be so happy that cats have found their way into this post!) HUMOR AND THE WRITING PROCESS—WITH CATS EXTRA I’m pleased to be here. Michelle suggested that I write, as a guest blog, about my process of writing a comic novel. While I’ve written a lot over the years about my writing process either in commissioned articles or in blogs, I’ve never written about humor. That may be because it’s as mysterious to me as phlogiston was to 17th century scientists who tried to understand fire. Both fire and comedy exist, but HOW is difficult to explain. When I first started writing short stories, I didn’t know what I was doing, but I did want to be an SYW (serious young writer). The problem was, humor crept in. For example, I happened to spend… Read more »

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Sep 14
Review- Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks (Blog Tour)

Review- Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks (Blog Tour)

Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks Paperback, 311 pages Expected publication: September 17th 2011 by White Whisker Books Age Group: Adult Source: ARC from blog tour Buy this Book: Paperback l Kindle(it’s only .99 cents!) Summary (from Goodreads): “Love at Absolute Zero” is about Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he’s given tenure at the university, he can think of only one thing: finding a wife. His research falters into what happens to matter near absolute zero (−459.67 °F), but he has an instant new plan. To meet his soul mate within three days—that’s what he wants and the time he can carve out—he will use the Scientific Method. Can Gunnar survive his quest? I really enjoyed love at absolute zero. It has been a while since I have read a good contemporary romance/general fiction book. I have been so into paranormal, that it was almost strange to just read about normal people and normal everyday life. But I really liked it. The characters are… Read more »

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