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Friday, November 25, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)


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Bought


Stefan's Diaries: Ripper - L.J. Smith (Creator), Kevin Williamson, Julie Pec


Blood Right's & Flesh And Blood - Kristen Painter


Crave - Melissa Darnell


Goliath (Leviathan #3) - Scott Westerfeld

Until The End - Christopher Pike

The Demon King & The Exiled Queen - Cinda Williams Chima
(Books 1 & 2 of the Seven Realms)

Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles #1) - Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie


NOTE: Book title's are linked to book's Goodread page so you can add the books to your "To Read" list if you want, just click on the titles.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Giveaway w/ author Charlotte Blackwell!

Ok my first giveaway and since we are close to the holidays i thought we would make it a Christmas one.  Charlotte has graciously agreed to give a copy of the first 3 books in her Embrace series to one lucky winner.  The book's will come as e-books not book form. It will be available to anyone with any kind of e-reader.  Here is a brief description of the Embrace books



Immortal Embrace
Book One of the Embrace Series
By Charlotte Blackwell


Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. Her and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to High school. This is where Sophia finds her soul mate Nathanial and life as she knows it is about to change.

As a vampire, Sophia has always kept to herself, but as a high school student will she learn to step out of her comfort zone a little? Sophia has found a best friend in a powerful witch and a love to call her own. That is until something tragic happens and blood is spilled. Will Sophia be able to resist the sweet scent of her beloved’s blood?

This is Sophia’s story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, and shape shifters all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship,
the meaning of family. The story of a girl who tries to finds herself when she thought it was all lost.






Forbidden Embrace
Book two of the Embrace Series
By Charlotte Blackwell

Just when Sophia Pierce thinks her eternal life will be happy and peaceful, something else happens to turn it upside down. With rogue vampire approaching the town she has learned to call home, the Pierce family must prepare for battle. With some magickal help will they be able to save Wenham?

Even more trouble arises when Danika, the newest vampire of the family decides this might not be the right place for her. The Pierce family has already lost one love, Caspian, when he felt he was no longer worthy of their family name. Will Danika follow his footsteps and will he be able to save her from a fate far worse than his own?







Mystic Embrace
Book three of the Embrace Series
By Charlotte Blackwell

Ebony Triggs and her sister have accepted their birthright to be the magnificent ones, protectors of the innocent. They have been working on improving their magickal powers with the help of close friends the Pierce family. Ebony and Eliza have been working hard, with one common goal in mind, destroying the demon that killed their parents sixteen years ago. Will they ever find him and succeed at destroying him or will fighting evil become a daily occurrence for the sisters?

Entering her senior year of high school, Ebony already has more than most teens on her plate, but when things continue to change in her life she must rely on her immortal friends, the Pierce’s to help get her through. Ebony and her boyfriend Matt like most teens are looking at the future and what will happen after life in high school. But when plans change will they be faced with even bigger issues?

Ebony soon realizes that the Pierce’s and her close friends will need her as much as she needs them. She thought learning of her mystical powers was the greatest test of her life, but it was only just the beginning.


CONTEST INFO
Winner will be announced December 25
Again please remember you will not win the print version of the books you will win the e-books.
To enter fill out this form
Please leave a comment about the giveaway.
Extra entries if you re-post the giveaway on your blog/facebook/twitter etc...
Extra entries if you follow this blog and follow Charlotte on Twitter or like her Facebook page


*Winner will be radomly selected by www.random.org 
Monday, November 14, 2011

The Hunger Game's Full Length Trailer!


Its here!  After the teaser at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this year that left alot of us thinking "Is that all!?" We now have the full length Hunger Games Trailer.  If you haven't read the books you are MAJORLY missing out.  So here it is and i hope you enjoy it!



The Hunger Games (Facebook Page)
The Hunger Games (Movie Website)
The Hunger Games (About The Books)
Sunday, November 13, 2011

Confession of A New Blogger

I'm very sure as you all can tell or know i'm VERY new at blogging, i've never done it before. But i love books and reading and i really want to do this blog and make it as great as i can.  I want to include everything you go out searching for when you go looking for a book blog to read.  But the problem is, even though i follow quite my share of book blogs, doing one on my own is very different, and that's why i would like you guys, the readers, to let me know some of your favorite things that you look for in a book blog, or features you like, to kinda help me know what direction i want to begin in, because there is so much.  So if you wanna leave a comment just letting me know what your favorite things/features are in a book blog, you would be helping me greatly. I know that dark purple on the blog was very hard to read and i have changed the colors up some, i hope it's easier to read now. And i hope it matches for that matter. I do have someone making me a header, button, and all that good stuff so that will be up as soon as i get it.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review: LS: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph


Book Description:
A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.
When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.
As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa's ex becomes wild with jealousy, lunching multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known, and that their struggles are far from over.

My Review:
Where to start? OK, i wanted so badly to like this book, it had been on my to-be-read shelf for a long time. But .... i just didn't. I basically forced myself to finish it. It wasn't awful, I'm not saying that, this is a new author and it's very noticeable in the book, but having said that, he does show promise. I like the idea of the book, the paranormal aspects. But the way the characters talked, and lets note these are college kids, they talked as if they were 60 year old's at times. If not that the book should have been set in the early 1900's to make the way they talked more understandable. I also have trouble with the characters, i didn't feel like i could relate to them, Stephen, one of them is supposed to be in love w/ the other main character Lisa, but most of the time he is talking about how sexy the other females in the book are and comparing their looks to Lisa's. And his cousin in the book, Stacy, he talks and they act as if they are more than cousins at times. It also needed editing quite badly, at time's i had to re-read whole paragraphs to just to understand what i had just read. I do not fault the author because he is such a new author and i do want to give him props for the paranormal elements of being able to control the elements of fire and ice/water. That part was good. It was the rest that wasn't so much. Now this is not to say nobody would like this book, i think everyone should have their own opinion about a book and this is just mine. At this time i don't think i will continue on to the second book, though i may at a later time decide to read it, i just right now want to read something else as i had such a hard time with the first one. Happy reading! =)

My star rating - 2/5 stars

To get this book:
Amazon

For more info on the author:
Kelvin's Blog