Monday, November 29, 2010

Gratitude Giveaway Winners!

T-Shirt and Book Pack...
 Swag Pack Winner...


**Winners have been emailed**

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Guest Post: No Hope for Gomez by Graham Parke

"No Hope for Gomez!" Birthday Party. Win kindles, iPods, and get free books!

“It's the age-old tale:
     Boy meets girl.
     Boy stalks girl.
     Girl already has a stalker.
     Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.”

It's hard to believe, but it's been a year since I handed in the final proofs for my weird little book ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ To celebrate this, and the fact that it just became a finalist in 2010's Best Book Awards, I decided to throw an international party. As I’ve had a debilitating fear of throwing parties and no-one showing up since early childhood, I’d be more than delighted if you’d come!

Of course, with every cool, international party comes a gift bag. Here's just some of the stuff attendants will get:

  • ‘Unspent Time’ exclusive short story collection
  • No Hope for Gomez: The Lost Chapters
  • Making of Gomez: behind the scenes eBook
  • Signed hi-res poster + bookplate

(These are all exclusive items and will not be available again.)

Additionally, several lucky attendants will win a Kindle or an iPod!

Oh yeah, you can bring as many friends as you like, just don't bring your crazy uncle who drinks too much and then tries to get me to go to the attic with him to see something wonderful. I've fallen for that before and I don't mind telling you, I came away very disappointed!

Find out how to attend HERE.

Review: Resurrection in May

A strange and wonderous friendship ignites the fire of love in May Seymour's life.

May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it.  A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived.

May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people.

Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again.
Nancy's Thoughts on Goodreads:

The story begins with Claudius, an older bachelor in the autumn of his life, praying to see an angel. Instead, he finds May Seymour, a twenty-something graduate of University of Kentucky, with dreams of journalism. A friendship is quickly developed and May becomes Claudius' surrogate daughter, as she continues her quest for what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She briefly brushes shoulders (perhaps more than just shoulders) with Claudius' distant cousin, Eli, who was of some interest to May at UK. At this point Eli is peripheral.

May has already made arrangements to be a relief worker in Rwanda. She stays on Claudius' farm for a couple of months before she leaves to Rwanda. At the same time, Eli leaves for war in Afghanistan. Eli also has a shotgun wedding and becomes a father shortly thereafter.

The time that the author has chosen for May to be in Rwanda is during the atrocious Hutu vs. Tutsi war. May is a relief worker in a village populated with mostly Tutsi people, the tribe that is being persecuted. Her experiences are told in a single chapter, as she learns the way of the people, loves the people, seeks solace with the priest at the church, the rising tensions, and her eventual escape which does not leave her unscathed.

May returns to Kentucky to heal. The healing process takes the rest of the book with further development of previous characters that completely delighted me. The author writes a cohesive story with solid writing style that pulls the reader from scene to scene. Very well written.

I have no specific complaint about the book. Again, well written and solid story. I just didn't love it. It is going to be one of those books that when someone mentions Rwanda, I will recall the two books I read about the war. I loved the characters the author created, and they are very well developed. I appreciated Eli's predicament and May's anxiety disorder. I guess I just feel like the book didn't give me a solid ending, although it does have a conclusion that covers all of the characters. 

Does anyone agree or disagree with this review?
   **I decided to use this review because I really like what it had to say and it was the way that I felt toward the book also. The truth is that I couldn't get through the book because it was not really my genre, so I asked if I could borrow her review. I wanted you all to get a good luck out how the book is.**

Friday, November 26, 2010

Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life: 3rd Blogoversary & Christmas Giveaway

 This is an excerpt from Larissa's blog!
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Hey everyone! So here’s the thing, tomorrow, November 26th, this little blog of mine is going to be 3 years. For the first couple of years the blog was mainly a personal blog, where I shared my stories, adventures and whatever came to my mind. However, a little over an year ago i decided to start sharing my opinion on the books I had been reading and that’s how this blog as you know it started.
I am Jewish, but since this year I will be spending Xmas with my mom and stepdad (who are not Jewish) in Portugal, I decided to have this giveaway be a celebration of both dates. Please remember you don’t have to celebrate Xmas to participate =D

Let’s get down to business, shall we?
The Prizes:
9 fave books 2010
1st Prize:
20$ Amazon Gift Card + 3 of the 9 books above!
2nd Prize:
15$ Amazon Gift Card + 3 of the 9 books above!
3rd Prize:
10$ Amazon Gift Card + 3 of the 9 books above!

A New Winner will be added for each 50 New Followers I get and each New Winner will get 1 of the 9 books above!
*There will be up to 5 winners*
Might be more…
Ends January 11th!
Good Luck!
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Swapping (2)

Its that time of the week again! Time to link up any list of books or book related items that you are willing to swap or trade with others. This is becoming a new weekly event for me. What better way to get your list out there than by adding it to Mr. Linky below. The only rule I have is that it must be book related and I must be able to find your email :]


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Diaper Cakes

Unsure of what this is above? These are my diaper cakes that I make and sell on Etsy. I made this one for my friend's baby shower. I can do them in any colors any style. You can check them out at my shop and if you are interested then maybe buy one =D If you refer someone and they buy something than I will take off $10 for the overall price. Below are more pics. I also have other products listed also.

Please let me know what you think. I absolutely love making these and they are the life of the party. =D

I extremely love making these and I wished that I had a way to sell/make more. Any ideas?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cover Crazy (1): Entwined

This is a new meme brought to you by Tawni @ The Book Worms so feel free to stop by and enter your post. I can't wait to see what you all pick out!

I LOVE everything about this cover from the background to the text. I really like the Cinderella theme of it. The colors are amazing and I like the castle.

I believe that this cover really relates well to the synopsis. I can't wait to dig into this story and to think that it is waiting patiently on my bookshelf.

Happy Holidays,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Bibliophilic Book Blog: Holiday Giveaway Announcement!!!

The Bibliophilic Book Blog: Holiday Giveaway Announcement!!!

This is a giveaway preview of The Bibliophilic's Book Blog!

Dearest Readers,

First I want to announce the winner of the Immortals Series Giveaway....Angela (Library Girl Reads).

And next I am going to announce my Epic Holiday Giveaway...deep we go!

Teen Pack:
Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)The JumbeeThe Iron King (Harlequin Teen)The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen)The Twin's DaughterSmudge's MarkNevermoreThe Fall (CHERUB)Hero-TypeBlood Feud (Drake Chronicles)Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and HorrorPlain KateThe Ghost of Crutchfield HallToby and the Secrets of the TreeToby Alone

Some of these are ARCs, some are finished copies, the copy of Shiver is the UK edition, and Hero Type, The Iron Daughter, The Iron King, and Nevernore are signed! Plus I have a coveted Grim Rock to go with the Julie Kagawa books!

Adult Pack:
Seduce Me in Dreams: A Three Worlds NovelChild of Darkness (Lightworld/Darkworld)Demonfire: The DemonslayersPleasure: The ShadowdwellersRapture: The ShadowdwellersNocturnalEcstasy: The ShadowdwellersDrink of MeSexy Beast VIII

All of the above are signed....continuing on:
39 and Still HoldingPretty PackagesIvory's AddictionDarkest HoursLove, Magic, ChristmasDeadly InfluenceThree Days in New York CityPick of the LitterWild Blue UnderAccidental Mates: Draco And RyuuMating SeasonSongs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed LoveThe Forever QueenStronger than Sin (Sin 2)Aching for AlwaysSecret Life of a Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 6)JeweledHaunted by Your TouchWeb of Lies (Elemental Assassin, Book 2)A Season of SeductionRaphaelDracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina HarkerRavished by a HighlanderShalador's Lady: A Black Jewels NovelTo Conquer Mr. DarcyThe Storm (Sons of Destiny)Blood Trinity: Book 1 in the Belador SeriesCase File: Canyon Creek, Wyoming (Harlequin Intrigue Series)Her Best Friend (Harlequin Superromance)A McKaslin HomecomingConfessions of a Jane Austen AddictMarrying For King's Millions (Silhouette Desire)The Postcard Killers [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio CD]Lone Star Lovin': A Selection from Orchard Valley Brides

Some of these are ARCs, finished copies, and audiobooks!