Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PCR: Eclipse Event Giveaway!!

In coordination with PCR I'm hosting a giveaway in celebration of the release of Eclipse!!
As a part of the Pajama Chat Readers Online Book Club I have agreed to pass out bookmarks and posters at our local theaters to help promote the book club, the club members blogs, and of course literacy. So here is what I have up for grabs here on my blog for this event.
ONE gym bag of your choice.

and ONE copy of 

 So there will be TWO winners for this giveaway. All you have to do to enter is be a follower and fill out the form below. Good Luck!
This is open to US and Canada Residence. If you are an international follower and win a prize I ask if you would please help pay the additional cost if any. The bags will be purchased through
 so shipping worldwide should not be a problem but the book is straight from me. 
Oh and don't forget to check out the other blogs who are involved they have more giveaways. Here is the link to see who is involved. Pajama Chat Readers.
Contest ends July 5 midnight.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Virtual Event Tonight w/ Alxyandra Harvey and Maegan Hatfield

Hello everyone! I got this message in my email from Terry Kate @ Romance in the Backseat and I wanted to share it with you.  
So, signings and live events with authors are pretty cool. Though they can however be hard to get to. So we have technology, why not use it? Tonight is the maiden voyage of the Romance in the Backseat Virtual Events. From here to hope is bigger and better and direct video book signings.

Tonight we are joined by two fabulous authors.

At 9pm EST - Alyxandra Harvey
Author of the Drake Chronicles - Hearts at Stake - Blood Feud

9:30pm EST - Meagan Hatfield
Author of Shadow of the Vampire

They will talk about their new releases, enter the chat room, and take live questions.
The ladies have also generously offered some pretty awesome giveaways - good from now till we announce the winners tonight at 10:30pm EST.

So come check it out and tell us who you might like to hear from.

*** I recomend you get there 15 min early to sign in to the chat room and hear all the special instructions.
I will see you there.
Terry Kate 

Please note that this invitation is open to everyone so please join us in the Virtual Chat room.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award


I got The Versatile Blogger award from Sara @ Along For The Ride. Thank you Sara and I love the name of your blog.

Here are the rules:
1. List 7 random things about yourself
2. Share the award with up to 15 other bloggers
3. Link to each of the recipients and let them know they've won via comments on their blogs
4. Thank and bring the love back to the person you won the award from by linking back to them.

7 random things about me:
1. I hate jelly beans and shreaded coconut. The are gritty in my mouth and it's just disgusting.
2. I'm so into Adele right now. She is an awesome singer and I wish I was as talented as her. Here is her Myspace page
3. I'm kind of dreading the movie Eclipise. I absolutely adore the books and I feel that the movies are in no way a good representation. They are missing way too much.
4. I love Sushi! If you are ever in Houston, Tx go eat at Azuma's and get the Crazy Irishman. It's so delicious and you would be able to eat just one roll.
5. I can't wait to meet Maggie Stiefvater next month on the 27th. I want Linger NOW!! lol
6. I broke my toe playing kick ball with the kids this past Mother's Day by kicking the ground. YES the ground. It hurt like hell but I didn't cry.
7. I'm terrified of the ocean. I mean I love deep sea fishing and going to the beach but I can't imagine swiming in the middle of the ocean where I can't see what is below me or I can't touch the ground. 

I would love to pass this on to: these new lovely blogs I found:
1. Carly @ Writing From The Tub
2. Alison @ Alison Can Read
3. Skyla @ Skyla11377
4. Kelsey @ Just Blinded Book Reviews
5. Sabrina @ About Happy Books
6. Beverly @ The Wormhole
7. Steph @ Fangs Wands and fairy Dust
8. Irish @ Ticket To Anywhere
9. MamaKitty @ Mama Kitty Reviews

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop @ Crazy-For-Books

The Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

I joined Book Blogger Hop @ Crazy-For-Books today you should too.

Come Chat With Us!


Everyone is invited to call in or just listen to today's chat about White Cat!







Pajama Chat Readers Radio Book Club


1pm EST White Cat by Holly Black

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Friday Let's Do The Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! Parajunkee is hosting a blog hop every Friday on her blog. This tons of fun let's face it we all want more followers and this is a great way to meet new friends, gain more followers and find great new blogs. So are you interested? Well if you are it's simple just follow these rules:

1.Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2.Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
3.Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
4.Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
5.If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
6.If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!

"Guess Who?" Q&A Week 14

This contest is closed!

Can you please share 3 things about yourself that your fans probably don’t know?



1) When I was 15, my brother and I snuck out of the house to go to a field party. A few hours later, we were hanging out with our friends & I heard my mother's voice. She was standing up in her jeep out front, yelling, "____ & Andrew, if you don't come out, I'm coming in."

2) When I was student driving, my teacher never paid any attention and ate McDonalds the whole time. At one point, he told me to take a left, and I jumped the median on a major street. Much screaming (on his part) ensued.
3) I failed a roadside sobriety test when I was completely sober.
Hints: She co-wrote a Beautiful story about casters.
List of Participating Authors to chose from:
Hilari Bell - Knights & Rogue Series
Sarwat Chadda - The Devil's Kiss
Eileen Cook - Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Andrea Cremer - Nightshade 
Melissa DeLaCruz - Blue Blood Series
Alexandra Diaz - Of All The Stupid Things
Kimberly Derting - The Body Finder
Bonnie J. Doerr - Island Sting
Simone Elkeles - Perfect Chemistry
Kami Garcia - Beautiful Creatures
Adele Griffin - The Julian Game
Teri Hall -The Line
Alyxandra Harvey - Hearts at Stake
Karen Healey - Guardina of the Dead
Jennifer Hubbard - The Secret Year
Shaun David Hutchinson - The Deathday Letter
Denise Jaden - Losing Faith
Lauren Kate - Fallen
Jen Nadol - The Mark
Chloe Niell - Firespell
Sarah Ockler - Twenty Boy Summer
Julie Anne Peters - By The Time You Read This,I'll Be Dead
Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Lisa Schroeder - Chasing Brooklyn
Elizabeth Scott - The Unwritten Rule
Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers Series
Any Brecount White - Forget-Her-Nots
Sara Zarr - Sweethearts
You can only guess once!
You must be a follower to participate!!
That means when I click on your picture or name this blog must be listed in "Blogs I follow". If A Book Lovers' Review is not there your entry doesn't count.
Leave your ONE guess and your extra entries for the Grand Prize Pack as a comment.
Remember to leave your email address and links or your entries will NOT count.
Suggestion!! You should check out the authors websites and blogs. You might find what your looking for.
The correct answer gets you into the lottery for this weeks prize but you can earn entries into the GRAND PRIZE PACK by tweeting, posting, and putting contest on your sidebar. 
Please click HERE to see details on the contest.
 GRAND PRIZE PACK.
As of righ now the 2nd prize pack will contain
$50 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn

-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder

-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol

-Bookmarks and possibly!! an ARC copy of Deathday Letter donated by Shaun David Hutchinson

-Copy of The Last Knight, Rogue's House and Player's Ruse donated by Hilari Bell

-One Devil's Kiss audiobook donated by Sarwat Chadda

-One signed book by donated by Julie Anne Peters

-One signed copy of My Soul to Save donated by Rachel Vincent

-The Drake Chronicles tote bag donated by Alyxandra Harvey


Ok, GO GO GO! GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Guess Who?" Featured Author: Simone Elkeles

Week 13's "Guess Who?" Author
Simone Elkeles

Here is a little something about Simone from her website:
Simone Elkeles was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Her funny way of looking at life and the world around her has an effect on the people she hangs out with. If you hear people laughing, you’ll probably find Simone not far away. 
Click on picture to purchase now!!

If you purchase this book anytime from now to October you can earn 5 entries to the Grand Prize Packs in the "Guess Who?" contest.

Want more info? Here are some links to check out her books.
Simone's Website
Perfect Chemistry FACEBOOK

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pajama Chat Reader News!


Hello followers!!
Want to win the Eclipse sound track? Click here to enter--> Pajama Chat Readers: Online Radio Book Club.

Over at PCR we have put together the PCR Eclipse Event to help spread the word about the PCR book club , the PCR's member's blogs (say that 5 times fast,blaaaa) and we will be promoting some participating authors books (Sherrilyn Kenyon and Lisa Schroeder to name a couple). 
If you are an author and would like for us to promote you book at this event please feel free to contact me at abookloversreview@gmail.com.

I will be hosting my own give away for this event here on my blog. So I was thinking of giving away a copy of The Host by Stephanie Meyer, or maybe some Eclipse swag. Maybe both. Plus some other books. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in or comment some suggestion on what you would like to win. I will post the contest by Friday.

On to other news...
We also have lots of other fun chats and things happening over at the PCR site. Here is what is coming up in the near future.
This weekend


Pajama Chat Readers Radio Book Club
For July
3rd
Holiday- no chat
10th
Freak Magnet by Andrew Auseen
17th
Bullet by Laurell K Hamilton
24th
(TBA) By Hannah Howell
31st
Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Car

Saturday Aug 14th 12pmCST/1pmEST
I will be on the panel for this chat. That means you will hear my lovely (loud) voice while I chat about these two books.

  Author, Author! Bookstore
Is offering our members discounts and signed book plates for the PCR titles.

I think that is all for now. I hope to hear from you at one of the chats!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In My Mailbox (12)


In My Mailbox explores the contents of my mailbox on a weekly bases. Of course I only mention the really cool things, like books! Hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie.

OK so it's been a while since I did a post for my IMM so I felt it is way over do. I went to Half Price Books yesterday and I felt like I was a 6 year old in Disney World. They have tons of books for half price or less and some $1. I love that place! So these pictures below are somewhat of a build up of over a couple of weeks. That is why there are so many. And I did receive a couple of books for ARC Tours but didn't take a picture of them before I sent those off to the next person so those will be missing but for the most part here are some recent books I bought.


Glimmer Glass by Jenna Black
Love you, Hate You, Miss you by Elizabeth Scott (Guess Who Author)
What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire
So Many Boys by Suzanne Young
After by Amy Efaw
Bite Me by Melissa Francis
Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz (Guess Who Author)
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
2 - Strange Angels by Lilith St. Crow (1 is for giveaway)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Stormwalker by Allyson James (PCR bookclub)
Spells by Aprilynn Pike
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Chils (signed)
White Cat by Holly Black (signed)(PCR Book Club)
The Poison Eaters by Holly Black (signed)
Burned by PC Cast + Kristin Cast
Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa De La Cruz (Guess Who Author, Giveaway)
Crazy Hot by Melissa De La Cruz (Guess Who Author)

Last but never least, some Simone Elkeles books.
How To Ruin A Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
How To Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles
How To Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation by Simon Elkeles

Well that's it for now. Till next time..Happy Reading!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Guess Who?" Week 11 & 12 Winners!!

"Guess Who?" Week 11
Emma

"Guess Who?" Week 12
Kelly
Congratulations!!
You now have 1 entry into Grand Prize Pack #2 that will be held on 8/18/2010.
I have sent you an email so please respond ASAP.
Thank you all for play "Guess Who?"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Do the BLOG HOP!!


Hi everyone! Parajunkee is hosting a blog hop every Friday on her blog. This tons of fun let's face it we all want more followers and this is a great way to meet new friends, gain more followers and find great new blogs. So are you interested? Well if you are it's simple just follow these rules:

1.Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2.Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
3.Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
4.Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
5.If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
6.If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Guess Who?" Q&A Week 13

cThis contest is now closed

Can you please share 3 things about yourself that your fans probably don’t know?

1. I HATED reading as a teen and I got "C"s in my English classes. It wasn't until I discovered romance novels as an adult that I learned to love reading. Then, I tried writing and realized I love it even more thank reading and never want to stop!


2. Even though some of my characters have done drugs and drink alcohol, I’ve never gotten drunk and I’ve never done drugs…I’ve never even smoked a cigarette. I’ve done a lot of drug research online because I know nothing about it, and my husband says, “The police track what you Google, you know.” I laugh because if the police come to my house to check me out, the closest thing to “drugs” that they’ll find is a sealed bottle of Nyquil cold medicine.

3.My biggest guilty pleasure is watching reality television. I know it's not really "reality," but I just can't stop!

Hints: I love everything she writes!! Her characters always have perfect chemistry.*wink**wink* 
List of Participating Authors to chose from:
Hilari Bell - Knights & Rogue Series
Sarwat Chadda - The Devil's Kiss
Eileen Cook - Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Andrea Cremer - Nightshade 
Melissa DeLaCruz - Blue Blood Series
Alexandra Diaz - Of All The Stupid Things
Kimberly Derting - The Body Finder
Bonnie J. Doerr - Island Sting
Simone Elkeles - Perfect Chemistry
Kami Garcia - Beautiful Creatures
Adele Griffin - The Julian Game
Teri Hall -The Line
Alyxandra Harvey - Hearts at Stake
Karen Healey - Guardina of the Dead
Jennifer Hubbard - The Secret Year
Shaun David Hutchinson - The Deathday Letter
Denise Jaden - Losing Faith
Lauren Kate - Fallen
Jen Nadol - The Mark
Chloe Niell - Firespell
Sarah Ockler - Twenty Boy Summer
Julie Anne Peters - By The Time You Read This,I'll Be Dead
Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Lisa Schroeder - Chasing Brooklyn
Elizabeth Scott - The Unwritten Rule
Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers Series
Any Brecount White - Forget-Her-Nots
Sara Zarr - Sweethearts
You can only guess once!
You must be a follower to participate!!
That means when I click on your picture or name this blog must be listed in "Blogs I follow". If A Book Lovers' Review is not there your entry doesn't count.
Leave your ONE guess and your extra entries for the Grand Prize Pack as a comment.
Remember to leave your email address and links or your entries will NOT count.
Suggestion!! You should check out the authors websites and blogs. You might find what your looking for.
The correct answer gets you into the lottery for this weeks prize but you can earn entries into the GRAND PRIZE PACK by tweeting, posting, and putting contest on your sidebar. 
Please click HERE to see details on the contest.
 GRAND PRIZE PACK.
As of righ now the 2nd prize pack will contain
$50 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn

-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder

-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol

-Bookmarks Deathday Letter donated by Shaun David Hutchinson

-Copy of The Last Knight, Rogue's House and Player's Ruse donated by Hilari Bell

-One Devil's Kiss audiobook donated by Sarwat Chadda

-One signed book by donated by Julie Anne Peters

-One signed copy of My Soul to Save donated by Rachel Vincent

-The Drake Chronicles tote bag donated by Alyxandra Harvey


Ok, GO GO GO! GOOD LUCK!

"Guess Who?" Featured Author: Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate
Here is a little something about Lauren from her website:
Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York. She is the author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She lives in Laurel Canyon with her husband and hopes to work in a restaurant kitchen, get a dog, and learn how to surf. She is currently at work on the sequel to Fallen.
Check out her websites & Blog!
Lauren's Website
Lauren's Blog

Random House Fallen Website

Click on the picture to purchase now and earn 10 entries (if you purchase before 6/23, after you will earn 5)
for the Grand Prize Pack #2.

 



Next book in the Fallen series is Rapture coming 2011
Also, take a look at this great news! Disney has options Fallen for film.

I want to send a huge THANK YOU to Lauren Kate for being a "Guess Who?" Author!

Email Subscribers..Where Did You All Go?

Hey guys I just wanted to see where did all my email subscribers go? I had 190 readers and in one day I lost 159 of you. I'm hoping it is a mistake with Feedburner but if not PLEASE SIGN BACK UP!

I just wanted to let all of you know that I have been working hard on getting organized so that I will have regular post each week. I still have tons of reviews I need to catch up on but I promise to get to them ASAP. There are lots of fun events, interviews, and giveaways I'm working on also so stay tuned and I promise you wont regret it.

Thanks for hanging in there!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Any True Blood Fans Out There?

Terry Kate is hosting a radio chat about yesterday's episode of True Blood! Want to join in? Everyone is welcome to listen and call in tonight at 9:30pm CST blogtalkradio!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Guess Who?" Q&A Week 12

This contest is closed

Can you please share 3 things about yourself that your fans probably don’t know?

1. I'm flatfooted.
2. I have a lamentable fondness for 80s big hair ballads.

3. I can't dance. At all. Seriously. My husband makes fun of my attempts. I have rhythm, yet lack grace, style, and coordination entirely.

Hints: She has a thing for shapeshifters and soul screamers!
List of Participating Authors to chose from:
Hilari Bell - Knights & Rogue Series
Sarwat Chadda - The Devil's Kiss
Eileen Cook - Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Andrea Cremer - Nightshade 
Melissa DeLaCruz - Blue Blood Series
Alexandra Diaz - Of All The Stupid Things
Kimberly Derting - The Body Finder
Bonnie J. Doerr - Island Sting
Simone Elkeles - Perfect Chemistry
Kami Garcia - Beautiful Creatures
Adele Griffin - The Julian Game
Teri Hall -The Line
Alyxandra Harvey - Hearts at Stake
Karen Healey - Guardina of the Dead
Jennifer Hubbard - The Secret Year
Shaun David Hutchinson - The Deathday Letter
Denise Jaden - Losing Faith
Lauren Kate - Fallen
Jen Nadol - The Mark
Chloe Niell - Firespell
Sarah Ockler - Twenty Boy Summer
Julie Anne Peters - By The Time You Read This,I'll Be Dead
Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Lisa Schroeder - Chasing Brooklyn
Elizabeth Scott - The Unwritten Rule
Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers Series
Any Brecount White - Forget-Her-Nots
Sara Zarr - Sweethearts
You can only guess once!
You must be a follower to participate!!
That means when I click on your picture or name this blog must be listed in "Blogs I follow". If A Book Lovers' Review is not there your entry doesn't count.
Leave your ONE guess and your extra entries for the Grand Prize Pack as a comment.
Remember to leave your email address and links or your entries will NOT count.
Suggestion!! You should check out the authors websites and blogs. You might find what your looking for.
The correct answer gets you into the lottery for this weeks prize but you can earn entries into the GRAND PRIZE PACK by tweeting, posting, and putting contest on your sidebar. 
Please click HERE to see details on the contest.
 GRAND PRIZE PACK.
As of righ now the 2nd prize pack will contain
$50 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn

-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder

-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol

-Bookmarks and possibly!! an ARC copy of Deathday Letter donated by Shaun David Hutchinson

-Copy of The Last Knight, Rogue's House and Player's Ruse donated by Hilari Bell

-One Devil's Kiss audiobook donated by Sarwat Chadda

-One signed book by donated by Julie Anne Peters

-One signed copy of My Soul to Save donated by Rachel Vincent

-The Drake Chronicles tote bag donated by Alyxandra Harvey


Ok, GO GO GO! GOOD LUCK!

Signing with Tera Lynn Childs

I had the pleasure of meeting Tera Lynn Child on Friday, June 10th at Blue Willow Bookstore in Houston Tx. She shared a lot with us like her writing process, what projects she's working on (Medusa Girls) and she gave some details about Fins Are Forever (Forgive My Fins #2). Oh!! and she shared the top secret picture of the Fins Are Forever. Shhhh don't tell her publicist. It is soooo pretty! At first I really didn't like the cover of FMF but it has grown on me and I love it. I can't keep from peeking at the Hot Pink hard cover of the book. It's super awesome! If you liked the cover for FMF I just want you to know the cover for the next one is going to be even more beautiful. She also mentioned that she can write more books in the FMF series if the sales pick up so everyone go pick up the book! I just finished reading FMF(Review coming soon!) and I loved it. I will be picking up FAF as soon as it comes out. Tera also talked about her Oh. My. Gods. Series. I haven't read them but I will be picking them up.
Here is a link to Tera's website. Go take a look around!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Guess Who?" Grand Prize Pack #1 Winner!!


$50 gift card for B&N
-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn
-One signed book from my personal collection: The Maze Runner, City of Glass, Fragile Eternity, or Story Of  a Girl. (Not in pic)
-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder
-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol
-Forget-Her-Nots swag donated by Amy Brecount White
-Bookmark and key charm donated by Bonnie Doerr
-Signed copy of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood donated by Eileen Cook
-One signed book donated by Melissa DeLaCruz (not in pic. She will send book to winner.)
-One signed book donated by Elizabeth Scott (not in pic. She will send book to winner.)
plus some extra little goodies I put in there.


Alyssa, Jake and Gregory @ Teens Read & Write

Congratulations guys!! Please email me ASAP. I hope you enjoy all your prizes! Also don't forget to let me know which book you want from Melissa De La Cruz and Elizabeth Scott and the one from my collection.

If any of you would like to see your total entries please type in your email below a click check.

Thank you all for participating! Don't forget to start spreading the word and buying your books now to start collection your entries for the next prize pack. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Guess Who?" Grand Prize Packs

Here is a picture of the Grand Prize Pack #1 and below is Grand Prize Pack #2. I will be announcing later on tonight or early morning who the winner of the Prize Pack #1.

$50 gift card for B&N
-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn
-One signed book from my personal collection: The Maze Runner, City of Glass, Fragile Eternity, or Story Of  a Girl. (Not in pic)
-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder
-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol
-Forget-Her-Nots swag donated by Amy Brecount White
-Bookmark and key charm donated by Bonnie Doerr
-Signed copy of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood donated by Eileen Cook
-One signed book donated by Melissa DeLaCruz (not in pic. She will send book to winner.)
-One signed book donated by Elizabeth Scott (not in pic. She will send book to winner.)
Grand Prize Pack #1 contest is now closed but you still have another chance to win the next prize packs! Just remember to guess who each week and spread the word. Oh and don't forget if you happen to buy any book from any of my participating authors you can earn lots of extra entries. It doesn't matter where you bought it just email me your receipt!


Grand Prize Pack #2


Drawing held on 8/18/10
$50 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn

-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder

-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol
-Bookmarks and possibly!! an ARC (not in pic) copy of Deathday Letter donated by Shaun David Hutchinson
-Copy of The Last Knight, Rogue's House and Player's Ruse donated by Hilari Bell
-One Devil's Kiss audio book donated by Sarwat Chadda
-One signed book by donated by Julie Anne Peters (not in pic.)
-One signed copy of My Soul to Save donated by Rachel Vincent (not in pic)

-The Drake Chronicles tote bag donated by Alyxandra Harvey


So tell me what you think. Am I missing anything? I want to hear from you!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Guess Who?" Q&A Week 11

This contest is closed
This weeks Q&A will end next Wedsday 6/16

Can you please share 3 things about yourself that your fans probably don’t know?

1. I have twenty years of formal ballet training.
2. My husband has my signature tattooed on his arm.
3. I hate to go a day without shaving my legs.

Hints: Fallen angels is her thing!
List of Participating Authors to chose from:
Hilari Bell - Knights & Rogue Series
Sarwat Chadda - The Devil's Kiss
Eileen Cook - Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Andrea Cremer - Nightshade 
Melissa DeLaCruz - Blue Blood Series
Alexandra Diaz - Of All The Stupid Things
Kimberly Derting - The Body Finder
Bonnie J. Doerr - Island Sting
Simone Elkeles - Perfect Chemistry
Kami Garcia - Beautiful Creatures
Adele Griffin - The Julian Game
Teri Hall -The Line
Alyxandra Harvey - Hearts at Stake
Karen Healey - Guardina of the Dead
Jennifer Hubbard - The Secret Year
Shaun David Hutchinson - The Deathday Letter
Denise Jaden - Losing Faith
Lauren Kate - Fallen
Jen Nadol - The Mark
Chloe Niell - Firespell
Sarah Ockler - Twenty Boy Summer
Julie Anne Peters - By The Time You Read This,I'll Be Dead
Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Lisa Schroeder - Chasing Brooklyn
Elizabeth Scott - The Unwritten Rule
Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers Series
Any Brecount White - Forget-Her-Nots
Sara Zarr - Sweethearts
You can only guess once!
You must be a follower to participate!!
That means when I click on your picture or name this blog must be listed in "Blogs I follow". If A Book Lovers' Review is not there your entry doesn't count.
Leave your ONE guess and your extra entries for the Grand Prize Pack as a comment.
Remember to leave your email address and links or your entries will NOT count.
Suggestion!! You should check out the authors websites and blogs. You might find what your looking for.
The correct answer gets you into the lottery for this weeks prize but you can earn entries into the GRAND PRIZE PACK by tweeting, posting, and putting contest on your sidebar. 
Please click HERE to see details on the contest.
 GRAND PRIZE PACK.
As of righ now the 2nd prize pack will contain
$50 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + candy & popcorn

-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder

-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol

-Bookmarks and possibly!! an ARC copy of Deathday Letter donated by Shaun David Hutchinson

-Copy of The Last Knight, Rogue's House and Player's Ruse donated by Hilari Bell

-One Devil's Kiss audiobook donated by Sarwat Chadda

-One signed book by donated by Julie Anne Peters

-One signed copy of My Soul to Save donated by Rachel Vincent

-The Drake Chronicles tote bag donated by Alyxandra Harvey


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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey

I received this book from the Book Bloggers and Publishers Conference hosted by Terry Kate (Romance in the Backseat) and Bloomsbury.
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Published June 22nd 2010 by Bloomsbury US
Hardcover, 272 pages
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 

The action and romance continue as the Drakes face a new vampire with a 200-year-old grudge. It’s been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she’s made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That’s if she can control her affection for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.
The clans are gathering for Helena’s royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha’s reign have started to heal. But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.
This second adventure in the Drake Chronicles—told from both Logan’s and Isabeau’s perspectives—has all the same butt-kicking action, heart-pounding romances and snarky humor that readers loved in Hearts at Stake, as well as exciting new revelations about the vampire dynasties to keep readers coming back for more.---Goodreads


This book was not exactly what I expected to be next in The Drake Chronicles series but it gave me a little more insight in the Drake family and I’m happy with that. I was a little disappointed that this book wasn’t about Lucy and Nicholas or Solange and Kieran but we do see them in this book a little.
What drew me into this series is how big Alyxandra’s vampire world is with the different types of vampires and the detailed Drake lineage. I like big broad worlds because it means there are many possibilities and the series can go on for a good number of books. I love big series.
OK so let’s talk about the characters. Logan. I liked Logan. He was genuine, very polite, traditionally proper and has the Drake family charm that all the Drake boy’s seem to have. The only thing that bothered me was his pirate clothes. Yes, that is right I said “pirate clothes“. You know..the lacy shirts and trench jackets. Well, it didn’t hamper the story at all but it was hard to imagine. Put then again if Johnny Depp can pull it off I’m pretty sure Logan can. I just prefer my men without lace…anywhere on there body. So anyway, other than that I loved his character and how he connected to Isabeau, the heroine in this story.
Isabeau is not a “normal” vampire but a Hound (The Hounds are a tribe of reclusive, superstitious vampires who live in caves. They call themselves the Cwn Mamau, “The Hounds of the Mother.” They have two sets of fangs, instead of the single set of the Raktapa Council vampires or the entire mouthful of the Hel-Blar. And they follow a Shamanka—their magical leader.--The Drake Chronicle.com). She is a very strong, independent and spiritual character. But most of all she is a survivor. She has been through many horrible situations in her life but had always seems to perseverance. That being said she still has big obstacles to over come and a huge score to settle. I felt that she was a very likable character with her old world manner (she is from the 1700s), dedication to her tribe, and determination to fight for what she believes in.
The connection between these two characters was instant but strained because they are from to different worlds of the same universe. I hope that makes since. What I mean is, yes they are both vampires but they are two totally different vampires. Isabeau is the one with who holds back a little more while Logan seems to accept his attractions to her and let’s his feelings guide him not concerning himself with their differences. I really like that about him.
Over all this book was good, filled with action, and had a good about of romantic tensions to keep your gut tighten and hoping for more. I’m looking forward to read the next book which is not going to be about Lucy and Nicholas or Solange and Kieran but it will be another look into the Drake family through one of the seven brother’s eyes.

Quote:
Isabeau-"How did you know it wasn't really me?"
Logan-"Are you kidding? Your eyeballs could be on fire and you wouldn't bat your lashes at me like that."
Next Book in the Series:
 Out for Blood (The Drake Chronicles,#3)
Sex-o-meter: Only Kissing
Drug-o-meter: None

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