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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Night Reigns Winner


Congratulations to:

CYP @A Bookalicious Story
On winning a copy of Dianne Duvall's Night Reigns

Winner has been contacted via email. Thank you to everyone that participated. 

Interview with Author Anna Campbell and Giveaway

Hi everyone. Today I'm happy to welcome to the blog the lovely Anna Campbell! Anna is super funny, sweet and writes some of best historicals around. Seriously, if you haven't read one of her books you are definitely missing out! Anna was kind enough to allow me to ask her a few questions and I would love to share them with you all. Enjoy =)

First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I’m an Aussie and I live on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. I write full-time these days although I’ve had a whole stack of different jobs in my time. Great training for a writer – I’ve definitely seen my share of human nature!

Did you always want to be a writer?
I’ve been madly in love with books since I was a toddler and my parents read to me – especially fairystories which really are romances, aren’t they? I wrote an essay when I was in grade three claiming I was going to be the next Enid Blyton and not long after that I started my first novel, a ripsnorter about horse-napping. So the bug definitely bit early!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One Knight In Brooklyn Winner


Congratulations to:

Barbara 
On winning an eBook copy of One Knight In Brooklyn by Casea Major.

Winner has been contacted via email. Thanks to all that participated.

Interview with Author W. Lynn Chantale


Today I would like to welcome to the blog author W. Lynn Chantale. W. Lynn is currently on tour promoting the release of her books Breaking Delia's Rules and Seducing His Wife. W. Lynn was kind enough to answer some questions for me and I would love to share them with you all.

First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
Oh, you don’t want to know about me. I’m old and boring according to my 14 y/o son. Apparently playing bass guitar and writing romance novels doesn’t impress a budding rock star. I suppose I’ll have to go back to playing video games and cake decorating.

Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes, but it was not knowing HOW to become a writer.

What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
Definitely a pantser. Every time I try plotting out a novel, it ALWAYS changes and worse the characters NEVER cooperate.

Where do your ideas come from?
My ideas come from just about everywhere. Overheard conversations, what? Like you don’t eavesdrop. :-) Talking with my husband, letting my mind wander, newspaper articles, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds. Any and everything is fair game for an idea.

ARC Review: My Ruthless Prince by Gaelen Foley

I am so glad that I kept going with this series and picked up this book, because I could not put it down. Drake and Emily's story turned out to be everything I was wanting and more.

When Drake, Earl of Westwood is labeled a traitor by his fellow Order brothers Emily doesn't believe it. The Drake that she grew up with is in no way a traitor and she is determined to prove it. She sets off to bring Drake back and remind him of everything he once believed in. She knows that Drake is broken and confused, but she believes her love for him will bring him back to the man he once was.

Drake has vowed to himself he will do everything he can to take down the Promethean's, even if he has to die doing it. When he discovers Emily has followed him in an attempt to save him, he does everything in his power to keep her safe. When the Promethean's find her, Drake leads them to believe that she is his mistress. With them both staying in such close quarters it makes it difficult for them to hide the passion and desire they both feel towards one another. They always tried to abide their parents wishes to stay away from one another, but now they are finding it harder and harder to keep their hands to themselves.

When Drake is ordered by the Promethean's to offer up Emily as a sacrifice, Drake knows he will do anything in his power to get her to safety even if he has to forgo his plan of revenge. Nothing is more important to him than Emily and her safety.

I really enjoyed Drake and Emily's story. It was everything I had been waiting for and more. I was finally able to get to know Drake and the type of man we were led to believe he was in the previous books. I won't lie, if not for Drake and his story I would not have kept going with this series. I really didn't care for the previous books but there was just something about Drake and his story that pulled me in. I am so glad that I kept going and picked up his book because is was phenomenal. Drake is the type of hero all girls dream about. He's noble, heroic, and will do everything for the one he loves. Emily was a great match for Drake. She is sweet, kind and never loses faith in the man that she loves. She's also fearless and is willing to sacrifice herself just to save him.

I loved getting to know both of these characters and I really hope that we get to see more of them in the next book.


**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

RATING:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kiss and Tell Book Tour: Stacey Kennedy

Knox, the Seeker, has waited two hundred years for his Watcher and now he’s found her. Paxtyn, however, is unwilling to join him. The more he tries to prove himself to her, the more she pushes him away.

Paxtyn has spent a lifetime keeping her secret hidden from the world, but now, she must confront these deadly visions head on. When a string of murders brings her into New Orleans, she must come to terms with her personal demons and use her gift to communicate with spirits to discover who has ended their lives.

*WARNING: Explicit sex between a sassy Watcher and a sexy Seeker, and a ceremony that will certainly raise eyebrows!

Places to purchase:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Guest Post with Author Katie Salidas and Vampire Alyssa

Hi everyone. Today's an exciting day on the blog. Not only do I have author Katie Salidas visiting the blog again, but she also brought along Alyssa. Alyssa was kind enough to allow me to ask her a few questions which I would love to share with you all.

First off, I’d like to say thank you for having me and Alyssa here today. For those of you who don’t know Alyssa, she’s a very young vampire. She debuted in story of her transformation Immortalis Carpe Noctem and again in Hunters & Prey. She is again the main character of my latest release, Book three in the Immortalis Series Pandora’s Box.

"Alyssa, can you please step forward and tell us a little something about yourself?"

A petite woman, with a long mane of straight auburn hair, stands up from a folding chair. "Yeah, sure, no problem Kate," She says with a smile, flashing her brilliant white teeth. Her tiny fangs, poke out just a little, reminding me of what she truly is. In one graceful blur of motion, she joins me at the makeshift podium.

"Um Alyssa, its Katie, not Kate," I cautiously remind her.

Her twilight, blue-grey eyes meet mine. I quickly look away, not wanting to be mesmerized by her stare.

"Sorry," she says cheerfully. "I was just trying to give you a pet name. You know, a term of endearment." She finishes with a little snort of a laugh.

I shudder for a second. I don't want to be any vampires, pet.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jealous and Freakn' Winner


Congratulations to:

Yto
On winning an eBook copy of Jealous and Freakn' by Eve Langlais

Winner has been contacted via email. Thanks to everyone that participated. 

Guest Post with Author Lauren Hawkeye and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Lauren Hawkeye to the blog. Lauren is currently on tour promoting the release Let Me In, which I loved. You can see my review for Let Me In here. So please everyone give a warm welcome to Lauren.

To: dr_anderson@marriagespecialists.com
Subject: SERVICES NO LONGER NEED
From: imogen@hotmail.com
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2011 11:51:40 -0500

Dear Dr. Anderson,
Thank you for your quick reply to my query about marriage counselling. I do not regret to inform you that my husband Ty and I are no longer in need of your services. You probably don’t care, since we’ve never actually had a session with you, but I’m going to tell you anyway, because I am so happy. This weekend Ty and I went to a wedding. We met another couple there—Hannah and Cal—and though that we would try swinging. Though it never actually happened, the excitement sparked some serious intimacy between hubs and I, and it seemed like that was what we needed to break through our barriers. So we won’t be booking an appointment, and I hope that you’re not one of those doctors who has his staff do a million follow up calls trying to get us to book an appointment. I’m telling you now—I’ve got my husband back, and I’m never letting him go again!
Sincerely,
Imogen

Technical Difficulties

Hey Everyone. The blog is currently expecting some technical difficulties that I'm working on as fast as I can. Hopefully everything will be up and running smoothly shortly. So sorry for the inconvenience.  

Friday, December 2, 2011

Get Ready: The 12 (Historical) Days of Christmas are Almost HERE!

Happy Holidays, Book Lovers!!!
Here's hoping the weeks leading up to Christmas are as stress-free as possible. Did you dig that ugly Christmas sweater out of your closet yet? (No?) Decorate the inside and outside of your house? (You haven't done that either?) Done all your Christmas shopping? (...oh my...)

In the midst of the mayhem of long lines, wrestling with other shoppers for the last can of cranberry sauce, or bypassing it all and doing your last minute shopping online, make sure you stop by here and Not Another Romance Blog this month starting on the 12th for an exciting dual Christmas event that we're co-hosting!
 Details below:

Rita from Not Another Romance Blog and myself have teamed up this year to present the readers/lovers of historical romance with a unique and fun Christmas blog event that will seriously knock your socks off!

Kiss and Tell Book Tour: Interview with Author Melissa Mayhue

Today I would like to welcome author Melissa Mayhue to the blog. Melissa is currently participating in the Kiss and Tell Book Tour and celebrating her upcoming release of Warriors Redemption. Melissa was kind enough to allow me to ask her a few questions and I would love to share them with you all.

First off, can you tell us a bit about your books?
I write a paranormal time-travel series set in our world with a twist… Faeries exist. And these aren’t your basic Disney Faeries, by any stretch. In the Long Ago, Mortal and Fae coexisted in a world where each soul had a perfect match and harmony reigned. But there were those of both races who fought for power and their worlds were split. War ensued, soul pairings were ripped apart and Magic was stripped from the Mortal world.

In the first series, Daughters of the Glen, Magic has returned, but only to those mixed blood, half-mortal descendents of the Fae, none of whom can be happy until they’ve found the other half of their soul.

In the spin-off, The Warriors, the world twists again, introducing us to some of the “Others” who also inhabit the Mortal world, beginning with descendents of the ancient Norse gods.

Where do your ideas come from?
Everywhere. Sometimes it feels like they hide in the ether, especially when I'm on deadline and need to write more quickly! More often than not when I'm researching some specific point or item for a story, I'll stumble on some totally unrelated piece of information that will set new ideas racing.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Follow Friday #20

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop put together by two hosts:  Parajunkee and Alison Can Read as a way to help bloggers become aware of other blogs and bloggers. It's a great way to make new blogger friends.


Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!



There are a few things that bug me when I'm reading. I really hate when I'm reading a contemporary book and the hero or heroine are constantly using the word baby, honey, or any other sappy endearment. I actually tend to stay away from contemporaries because of this. 

I'm also not the biggest fan of over the top story lines. I want to believe that what I'm reading could possibly happen. Yes, I know that I love vampires books and that they aren't real, but if the story is good then I can believe that they are real. If somehow one of the characters in the story suddenly able to live forever and it's not explained and the power was just given to them just because, I get super frustrated. 



Just follow these simple rules to join in on the fun:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host {Parajunkee Alison Can Read} and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers- Lauren Gets Literal & Fic Book Reviews
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing on Parajunkee's blog.
  4. 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
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers.
Thanks for stopping by. =)

Winners


Congratulations to:

Deranged Pegasus
On winning the book of their choice from The Book Depository


Also, I had to chose a new winner for the Derek Hutchins Lookbook Giveaway,

Congratulations to:

Charissa

Both winners have been contacted via email. Thanks to everyone that participated. 

Behind the Blogger: Pam from Wicked Little Pixie

Welcome to Behind the Blogger. Behind the Blogger is a feature where I interview and get to know fellow bloggers from different blogs in the blogosphere.

This weeks guest is Pam, though most people know her as Spaz. Pam is currently a blogger at Wicked Lil Pixie, Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her own blog Life As a Spaz. I met Pam at this years Author's After Dark Conference and she is super nice! I'm so excited to have her on the blog. So if you all could please give Pam/Spaz a warm welcome.