Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (#1)

Heya everyone. So I decided to try a meme for Wednesday's. I saw this one and thought it looked pretty neat. Plus this will give my readers a chance to see what I am reading and give everyone some book idea's if you have never read one of these books I post. 

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My answers:

What are you currently reading?  I am currently reading a book called "The Wedding Gift" by author Kathleen McKenna. I was asked by the author to read and review this book for her. I like it so far. :)

What did you recently finish reading? I finished reading Dearly, Departed a couple day ago and I hope to do a review for the book soon. I did not like it as much as I thought I would but it was very interesting. 

 What do you think you’ll read next? I just got Forgive My Fins from the library and I heard great things about the book so I am looking forward to reading it very soon.

If anyone would like please leave a comment with the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post so I can check it out. :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Poison Diaries Swag Arrived!!!

Hey everyone! So I went to check my mail today and was pleasantly surprised by what I found.  For those who don't know I recently was asked by a publisher of HarperCollins to read the book "The Poison Diaries" by MaryRose Wood for my honest review. I did the review (found here ) on the book and was told I would be also receiving some swag soon for the book. Yay, it came today and I was going to do a video of the unwrapping of the package but my video cam was acting wonky so I took some pictures instead. I hope everyone enjoys these images and these swag items are amazingly awesome and unique. ^__^

 Wow, too cool and I am so going to use the bag for carrying my book around. Thank you to everyone @ Harper Collins and the wonderful author (Maryrose Wood) of this magnificent book, The Poison Diaries  Nightshade. 


One lovely blog award & A small update.

Wow, another blog award?! How wonderful! Thank you so much for thinking of me. Andrea of The Busy Bibliophile. With such a lovely award given to me hopefully that means I am doing something right. I do so hope my followers to enjoy my blog as much as I love doing it. The good news for you guys is I don’t have to give a more facts about myself, so you don’t have to read more boring things about me. Now I get to pass the award on to 15 10 other lovely blogs: (sorry, my time is limited)

( In no certain order )

2. Book & Movie Dimension a Blog /
3. The Guardian of the Crossroads /
4. Endlessly Bookish /
5. FicBookReviews /
6.  Hesperia Loves Books  /
7.  Girls without a Bookself /
8. Hopelessly Devoted Bilbliophile /
9.  Luna's Lair Reviews /
10. Sassy Book Lovers /

I will be e-mailing you all soon. :)

Okay, so here is the updates part of the post I mentioned in the title. So I have been doing some thinking and I feel that need to devote next month to myself and my family since Christmas is near so I have decided that I am going to still blog as much as I can but also to strictly read books that I want to read. I have been so busy and active with book review, blog tours, and other promo events with many Authors and Publishers I need a break. Yes, I will still being doing my scheduled blog tours I have open next month but other than that I need this time to relax, read some of my TBR book pile and spend time with family. I hope that everyone will understand and I will start back with reading books for Authors who I have already promised. As well as I hope to open my book reviews again to new authors and publishers. 

Thank you! :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Paranormal Turkey Tour: { November 25-27 } Three days. Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win!

Introducing the "Paranormal Turkey Tour".  So please sit back, relax, and read how you can win some amazing prizes.  Have fun and be sure to read everything if you wanna win!

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully decked out dining room table with mouthwatering temptations waiting to be gobbled up. Everyone waits anxiously for the big reveal… the turkey!

Lovingly prepared since early that morning, the turkey is brought out in a covered, silver serving platter. Aunt Edith smacks little Tommy's hand as he attempts to steal a candied yam dripping with marshmallow. The collective breath is held as the silver cover is removed… revealing… a zombie turkey!

What—what? That's right folks, this year, we are celebrating this American holiday paranormal style. And what says paranormal holiday better than a walking, talking zombie turkey?

This zombie turkey brings you important tidings of great prizes that shall be for all people… who participate and win of course.

November 25-27 you could win up to $200 in prizes!

Three days. Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win!

And who are these crazy paranormal authors? Check them out. It's like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Thanksgiving style!

Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted

"Psychic or not, you'll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering 'the next big thing' for YA." ~ Emily Reese, author of Second Death

Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.

Monster Mash: Emlyn says… I. AM. WEREWOLF! And why's that you ask? First off, my name (Chand) literally means moon in Sanskrit. Next, werewolves are super cool--we can blend in with common folk, and then out of nowhere, kapow! I'm a werewolf, and I sure am hungry. Lastly, Team Jacob 100%. Now excuse me while I cock back my head and howl at my namesake.

Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic

"Patti Larsen is truly gifted because I read Family Magic cover to cover and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment!" ~  from Goodreads review

Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord, but she just wants to be ordinary. When her coven comes under attack, Syd must face the fact only her power can save her family's magic.

Monster Mash: Patti says… I am a witch. Naturally. I weave spells with my words, cast incantations from my keyboard, mix up the very best potions in my cauldron of documents. You want to stay on my good side. Trust me. Unless you enjoy waking up as something... unnatural.

Kimberly Kinrade, author of Forbidden Mind

"Forbidden Mind is a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. An evil organization with deep secrets. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets a boy who controls minds, she discovers her future isn't what she thought. Together they must escape and free the others… or risk losing everything—and everyone—they love.

Monster Mash: Kimberly says… I may look like a demon, but I'm actually a succubus. Enchanting and seductive, I weave stories that will fuel your passions and make you fall in love. But be warned… once you fall under the spell of my words, your world will never be the same.

John Corwin, author of The Next Thing I Knew

Corwin does a phenomenal job of including humor throughout this novel. This book was like . . . Ghost (the movie) meets The Host (by Stephanie Meyer) meets MIB (Men In Black the movie). ~Maryann, Chapter by Chapter

The afterlife is the last thing on Lucy’s mind until she and every other human on the planet drop dead and find themselves in the hereafter. Lucy drags her social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife and, more importantly, to discover who or what killed everyone and why anyone would do such a mean thing.

Monster Mash: John says… I am a ninja. After all, vampires are simply ninjas with fangs. They can hide in plain sight, right in your living room. Jump out and scare the wits out of you. Drop a smoke bomb and poof! All you’re left with is stinky smoke in your house and soiled underclothes.

The Prizes

Four $25 Book Entries: For each of the four books in the contest, you can enter to win $25 (up to $100 in giveaways!) Simply buy a copy of the book (each is priced at just 99 cents for this special promotion) and email the proof of purchase for that book OR submit the first sentence of the fifth chapter for that book to Winners will be chosen randomly. Each person can submit one entry per book. Here are the links for each book:
And... if you buy all FOUR books, you are entered to win the Grand Prize!

The Grand Prize

One randomly selected reader who enters to win all four book prizes (Family Magic, Farsighted, Forbidden Mind and The Next Thing I Knew) will win the grand prize of $100.

So go on now and pick up a copy of these fantastic paranormal reads before the zombie turkey eats you!

What? Still around? Then enjoy these fun book trailers and Paranormal Turkey Tour trailer. (Then go buy the books.) Also, leave a comment and help your favorite blog host win a $50 prize!

  • All winners will be chosen randomly using
  • Amazon links are provided, but books purchased through any online vendor will qualify with proof of purchase.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

{Guest Post & Giveaway} Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

Hello my lovely followers. Today I am here to share with everyone a guest post written by author Sherry Gammon. I have recently read her book Unlovable and did a review on her book: found here. Sherry as agreed to share with my readers today a wonderful guest post she has written. She would also like offer my readers TWO free e-books as a giveaway. Very cool! Unlovable was an amazing book and I am sure the winners will love it.  I hope everyone will enjoy this post and learning more about the new young adult author, Sherry Gammon and her new book.

About Unlovable:

Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He's been assigned to work undercover at Port Fare High, and things aren't going very well, until senior Maggie Brown enters the equation. He's harbored a secret crush on her from day one, and now that she is in the center of the case, he's trying to stay clear and objective while walking the line between business and unrequited love. 
Maggie is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes, but is she an addict, or is there another reason for her appearance? She struggles with her feelings for Seth, fearing he is just another person who will eventually let her down, as everyone in her life has done thus far. 
Maggie has spent her life caring for her alcoholic mother. A task that has left her heavily burdened and alone. Before long, her mother's health takes a turn for the worst, sending Maggie's life into a tale-spin. 
While Seth works relentlessly to inject fear into the dealers and flush them out into the open, Maggie fights to stay alive as the hunt turns deadly. 

 Sherry Gammon's Guest Post

Why do I write?     
For me, writing started as a child. I had the misfortune of witnessing some things that rocked my ten year old world. I really struggled with it, trying to make sense of why and how this happened. It haunted me, if you will. About six months later I was reading my favorites magazine…(Highlights  magazine for kids!!)... perusing and absorbing each and every last page…I mentioned it was my favorite magazine, right? ;} Anyway, while I was enjoying the poetry section, I decided to try and write one of my own.
I wrote a poem about what I had witnessed. It did not answer my questions as to why it happened, nor did it give me any other answers to my heartache, but it did ease my confusion and pain, exponentially. Why? I'm not sure, but I'm glad it did.
A love of poetry was born. I continued to write poems; fun, happy, sad, silly, it didn't matter. In seventh grade my English class required that we write a poem and submit it in a book along with a collection of published poems we liked. A classmate submitted one of mine. The teacher loved it!
 Fast forward to college. While thumbing through a yearbook of one of my roommates, I came across a large photo of a boy. It was an In Memorial photo. When I asked my roommate what had happened to him, she told me he had killed himself. She went on to explain briefly what led up to the death, and how he had chosen to end his life.
As you can imagine, the story was very traumatic for me. The photo haunted my thoughts, and I reflected on it often. I worry for this poor boy, prayed for him, but found no relief for my sorrow.
A year later I took a writing course in college, and we had to write a story as one of the requirements. I chose to write about the boy. I built a story around what few details I knew and added what I didn't. My teacher loved the story and she encouraged me to publish it.
I learned something about myself that year. Writing helps me to deal with the things I tend to internalize. I am a very private person, which I already knew, and because of this I seldom share my deep thoughts or feelings with others. Writing gives my heart and soul relief that most people get when they talk about what bothers them. I guess I really should keep a journal!
My novel, Unlovable, was also taken from my life. It is the story of a young girl trying to overcome a very difficult life. Maggie, the girl in the story is, again, based on two girls I knew growing up. When it was finished and published, I felt such a peace to have their story out there. It was a closure that I really needed.
A few months ago I joined up with 3 other published writers, Cindy Bennett, Camelia Miron Skiba, and Jeffery Moore. We are part of a critique group and we help each other with our work in an effort to improve our writing. I enjoy writing even more now as I learn from these writers.
This is why I write. For the peace. For my peace. For the joy. For my joy. I love writing.

About The Author:
Unlovable is the debut novel for author Sherry Gammon, and is the first novel in the Port Fare Series. UNLOVABLE is book one, book two titled UNBELIEVABLE is the story of Cole's journey for love, and the final novel in the series, UNBEARABLE, is Booker's story. Sherry has been writing for several years. Her work has been in several newspapers, and an educational Magazine.She and her husband,along with their children and a couple of crazy dogs, call Upstate New York home.


I hope everyone enjoyed the guest post from author Sherry Gammon and loved learning more about herself and her book.
  So Here is the fun part - The Giveaway! =D  
The Author Sherry Gammon has agreed to giveaway TWO copies of her new book to 2 LUCKY readers of my blog.  So please enter and have fun! Good luck to everyone!

Please use the form (rafflecopter): 

TWO Giveaway Winners - E-Book copy of The Apocalypse Gene & a Print copy of The Poison Diaries

Hello all, and WOW I have two winners to anoucnce for two different giveaway that have ended recently so let me first thanks everyone who entered in these giveaways and took the time to read my review for The Poison Diaries and read the guestpost from the authors of The Apocalypse Gene.   I hope everyone enjoyed the giveaway and I will be having another giveaway sometime soon. ^_^

Thank you so much to both authors for hosting these awesome giveaway's. 

So onto the winner of the e-book copy "The Apocalypse Gene" and Print Copy of The Poison Diaries.

The winners are.....

Suzanne - She won the e-book copy of The Apocalypse Gene.


Kara - She won the personalize signed copy of The Poison Dairies.

The Authors or Publishers will be getting in touch with you both to send your prizes. Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you had fun. :) Enjoy your new books, Kara and Suzanne.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blog Tour // Farsighted by Emlyn Chand { Book Review }

Title: Farsighted
Author: Emlyn Chand 
Number of Pages: 216
Published: October 24th 2011 by Blue Crown Press
Source: Given to read from author (e-book)
Star Rating: ★★★

About Farsighted:

Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all. 
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.
I was contacted by the author of Farsighted - Emlyn Chand about a month ago and she asked me to read and review her book for a blog tour she is going to have. After learning more about her book I found the synopsis of Farsighted to be very interested so I decided to give it a go and read the book and I am very pleased that I did. Her book was surprisingly really good. I love that it is not your ordinary paranormal fiction novel. Farsighted takes the paranormal fiction genre to new levels with a fresh, entertaining, and fast paced novel you will love to read over and over again. 

Alex Kosmitoras life has never been easy but full of daily challenges. Why? Because he is blind. Alex sees through all of his other senses with are more in tuned because of his loss of sight. Upon going into a new school he meets two girls Simmi and Shapri (both main character's of the book) ,and learns they all share similar "gifts". Alex will come to learn his gifts are more that he ever knew he had when he begins to see visions of the future. Alex is only now to learn that, Simmi the girl who has a major crush on may be in trouble. With Alex's new visions he keeps seing that Simmi will die and he will do anything he can to protect her from this horrible future he sees. Will his "gifts" save the girl he loves or will it be to late? 

I found reading Farsighted to be quite refreshing. The book was unlike any other paranormal novel I have read. The whole concept of the book is very unique and like a breath of fresh air - Not your normal paranormal read (Vampires, Fairies, Angel, Werewolfs.) I really enjoyed reading about Alex and his gifts and I have never read a book where the main character is blind. That makes for a very fun, and entertaining book to read. All of the characters in the book both main and secondary were well thought out and very interesting with their own stories which gave Farsighted more depth and personalty. The plot within the book was very fun to read with twist and turns along the way which made for a fast paced read and had to keep turning the page to see what would happen. I could tell the author, Emlyn Chand did her research while writing the book to learn more about blind people and as well as people from India's culture. I would very much recommend Farsighted to the YA crowd as well as adults. If you are looking new to read I would so say to give this book a chance. You will not regret you did. 

About The Author:
Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm, Novel Publicity. Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!  

Purchase Book: 

 Blog Tour Notes

THE BOOK:  Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t.  When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider. Get your copy today by visiting’s Kindle store or the eBook retailer of your choice. The paperback edition will be available on November 24 (for the author’s birthday).

THE CASH PRIZES:  Guess what? You could win a $100 Amazon gift card as part of this special blog tour. That’s right! Just leave a comment below saying something about the post you just read, and you’ll be entered into the raffle. I could win $100 too! Please help by voting for my blog in the traffic-breaker poll. To cast your vote, visit the official Farsighted blog tour page and scroll all the way to the bottom. Thank you for your help with that.

THE GIVEAWAYS:  Win 1 of 10 autographed copies of Farsighted before its paperback release by entering the giveaway on GoodReads. Perhaps you’d like an autographed postcard from the author; you can request one on her site.

THE AUTHOR:  Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm, Novel Publicity. Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

MORE FUN: There's more fun below. Watch the live action Farsighted book trailer and take the quiz to find out which character is most like you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: #12 // Dearly, Departed

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title &  author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

This week's teaser comes from Dearly, Departed written by Lia Habel

I returned to my bike and took off again, this time headed slightly northwest. My men stepped back as I drove past, pointing their weapons at the sky and saluting. I didn't pay much attention. 

I did run over one of the dead zombies on the ground. though, for good measure.

(From the POV of Wolfe - Page 77)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesday post, or share your two 'teasers' in a comment here (if you don't have a blog). Thanks!

Monday, November 21, 2011

{ Giveaway Winner } Invisible by Jeanne Bannon (e-book)

Hello all - Let me thanks everyone who entered in the giveaway and took the time to read the Excerpt from Jeanne Bannon book, Invisible.  I hope everyone enjoyed the giveaway and I will be having another giveaway sometime soon. ^_^

Be sure to enter the other two giveaways going on now: Here and Here

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Jeanne. :)

So onto the winner of the e-book "Invisible". -

The winner is.....

Avon Bernabe
(she won tweeting this giveaway here:  Her Tweet

 You have won a e-book copy (any format) of her book. 

 I will be getting in touch with you through e-mail to get you your free copy of the book. I hope you will love it. Thank you again for everyone who entered this giveaway.

Friday, November 18, 2011

{Book Review & Giveaway: Personalize Signed Book} Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood

Title: The Poison Diaries (Nightshade) 
Author: MaryRose Wood
Number of Pages: 288
Series: Book 2 - Nightshade
Published: Published October 25th 2011 by HarperCollins
Source: Given to read from Publisher (PRINT)
Star Rating: ★★★

About The Poison Diaries: Nightshade

A dark, gothic tale of romance… and murder. 
The latest book in the grippingly dark series, The Poison Diaries. 

Our heroine, Jessamine, has lost her faith in the men she loved, and her innocence as well. She turns to the dark side and plots to kill her father, using his own poisons, before becoming an assassin, a poisoner for hire. Can she recover from her heartache and reunite with her true love, Weed? Find out in this thrilling story where poisons, darkness and horror are a part of everyday life, and love is the only cure.

Before I begin my review for this book I want to thank the publisher of (HarperTeen) for sending me Poison Diares to read and the author as well, MaryRose Wood for writing such a amazing book. 
All I can say is this book was way different from what I am used to reading but in a good way. It is rare to come across a book that just blows you mind while you are reading it. Nightshade did just that. The story was amazing and so very unique. There was never a dull moment, the book always could hold my attention, with new twist and turns that will leave you guessing. 

Nightshade is the second book in the Pioson Dairies series and while I did not read the first one I found this one easy to pick up on what happen in the first. The story begins with a Father and Daughter. The heroine, Jessamine finds herself lost without her true love, Weed. Weed felt is needed to leave her because of the past events that have happen and her Father is to blame. Jessamine has now has taken on a hatred for her Father and plots to be rid of him for what he has done to Weed, and herself. She now finds out her Father caused the death of Mother. Which now causes her to take revenge and turn against him in the worst possible way. Jessamine will use her knowledge from the poison diary to poison and kill her Father. Jessamine needs run away from this evil she has done and find her true love, Weed. Although she does not know where Weed is - she will travel away from that life and try find him only to come across more trouble along the way. Someone in her past (The Prince of Poisons) now leads Jessamine on a path not her own away from Weed. This darkness begins to take over her mind and heart are turns her into someone who evil. Through this darkness Jessamine still finds she does still haves a bit of love and compassion for others, but will it be enough to find the man she loves and not let her self be turned over to the evil of the Price of Poisons. Will Jessamine follow her heart or be taken over by the evil within her or will true love cure her poisoned heart. 

Nightshade was a blast to read. I adore the story-line and the character's was so unique and well thought-out.  I so enjoyed the time in history in which the book was based in. I love reading about the past and the way people were treated for being diffrent. Jessamine character was cast out by people she was with at one point in the book, naming her witch because she could use plants and herbs a number of things (including cures for the sick), which did not makes sense to them. I really loved being able read about the time in history where things like that happen so easily. My heart went of to her and all of the hardships she went thought to try to find Weed. As well as Weeds Journey to find Jessamine. He was such a strong hearted and loving character. Weed would go to great lengths to be with his true love. I adore this book for having such a beautiful love story yet a mix of tragedy between Weed and Jessamine.  The Author Maryrose Wood is such a brilliant writer, her story is flawless, both Weed and Jessamine are exquisite characters and will make her readers wonder what will happen next. I would so recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story with a great mysterious plot and a breathtaking love story. 


To celebrate the US publication of ‘Nightshade’, the Poison Diaries team are offering a chance for readers of Bittersweet Enchantment to win a PRINT copy of ‘Nightshade’ with a personalized message from author, Maryrose Wood!

There are a few thing in which you will need to do to enter this giveaway. 

To be in with a chance of winning they are asking entrants to engage with their Twitter, Facebook and the Poison Diaries website. By interacting with the following sites and social media you’ll be able to receive additional entries for the giveaway! Take a look (my favorite is the actual Poison Diaries site, it’s amazing!) and use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win this wonderful giveaway! Thank you to the Poison Dairies Team and Maryrose Wood. :)

Click on the images below to take you to the websites your need to follow for the giveaway

Go to the Poison Diaries website (found below), find the plant Arum Maculstum , add it to the ‘my poison diary’ and share it via Twitter (@poisondiaries) making reference to my blog Bittersweet Enchantment.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Looking for Something?

Blog Layout Credits

Design: Rachel Silberman
Coding: Klodian