Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow Friday: #8

Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee & alisoncanread

Featured Bloggers is Pixie @The Bookaholic




This weeks question is: 


Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?


My Answer:  Those who know me in the blogging world know I adore The Iron Fey series, so yes that is my answer. I think Julia's books would make a rockin movie!! 
As for the cast,  I would choose these actors for the main character's...




Meghan would be played by: Amanda Seyfried



Puck would be played by: Zac Efron
(with red hair)



Price Ash would be played by: ? Not sure of his name




Happy Follow Friday!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Theme Thursday [Sorry/Forgiveness] - 4#


Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursdays)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word) 
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”



This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors. Theme Thursdays is hosted by Kavyen 
Reading Between Pages.




This week's theme is:


( Sorry or Forgiveness )


My THURSDAY THEME for SORRY/FORGIVENESS is here - 


- Click here to add book to goodreads -


"Haven't you done enough?" Lydia spat at him. 
"Why don't you go back to Young Republicans?" He ignored her.
"I am so sorry," he said looking into my eyes.


Source: Paperback - Page 32



Ruby's Reads: Guest Post + Shifting Giveaway: Bethany Wiggins Talks Point of View



Hi guys. You all should check out this awesome giveaway on one of my favorite blog: Ruby's Reads for a chance to win the new book by Bethany Wiggins.


Such an awesome book cover, dont you think?


Ruby's Reads: Guest Post + Shifting Giveaway: Bethany Wiggins Talks Point of View



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: #10 // Demon Glass



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 Demon Glass written by Rachel Hawkins.







“So did The Eye come here looking for me?"
"Actually, we came because we heard it was free corn dog night. Imagine our disappointment.” 


( Page:  134 )







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, September 26, 2011

In My Mailbox (#12)


A weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we post about all the books we have received whether in the mail, if we purchased it, or got it from our local library. 




Books I bought: 
@ Ollie's Bargain Outlet






Books I won:



Books I borrowed from the Library: 



Books I received for a review:
Thank you, Lynn Seresin


What books are in your mailbox this week? I would love to know. :)





--> Book Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson <--



Title: Hereafter
Author: Tara Hudson
Number of Pages: 404
Series: Hereafter (#1)
Published: Published June 7th 2011 by HarperCollins
URL: click here
Source: Library




Buy This book: 
Amazon | B&N



Goodreads Info:

Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won't want to miss.


My Thoughts:  (I have this book 5 Stars)


First to let you know I found this book to be truly breath-taking. I so immensely enjoyed reading this book that I was thinking of the story long after I read it. The story-line was brilliant, fun, and ever so much a hunting tale to leaves you wanting more.  Author, Tara Hudson wrote such a impeccable story with so much charm and pose in her writing style. I was blown away by how intriguing Hereafter was, and loved the character's. I love when I can fall in love with a character in a book simply by how the author describes there actions, words, and traits. This was one of those books where if you put the book down your always wondering what will happen next. The whole aspect of this book was a fun, refreshing, and outstanding read. Everything about Hereafter was so prefect and I really enjoyed reading it. This is a story of a girl named, Amelia and not of her life but her death. Only after waking up from a horrible drowning she knows she is no longer alive but dead and keeps having to relive her death only to wake up in the graveyard were her body is now buried. Two things Amelia now knows are true, is one she does not know why she died, and two Joshua is able to see her. After seeing him by the river as he drove his car into it by accident and watching his almost drown she comes to find out that he is able to see her but why? Who said you can't have a friend in the afterlife?! Amelia and Joshua become more than friends as they begin to uncover the reason for Amelia's death, but someone else who is also not of the living begins to turn her away from what she is likely to find. Eli, a spirit  has other plans for Amelia, more of the frighting nature.  Amelia now has to face the truth about her dead and with who and where she should spend her afterlife with... good or evil? One thing she does know is Joshua loves her dead or alive, but will that be enough to stay with him even know he is among the living. Later Amelia struggles with Eli and his plan to drag her to the ghost world for a very hunting and horrifying new life. The ending of Hereafter will leave longing for more. I want to thank the author Tara for writing such a charming and outstanding book. Your book makes me happy to be reading. Hereafter would be one of my favorite books of 2011 and I would definitely recommend this book to a reader who wants to dive deeper into the paranormal YA genre. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Follow Friday: #7

Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee & alisoncanread

Featured Bloggers is Sharon @Obsession with Books




This weeks question is: 



Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?


My Answer: Well I used to have a couple books and series I would re-read over and over again until I got more into the book world and now I find myself wanting to read new books all the time, instead of reading the books I love over and over. But a few books I used to read a lot was the Twilight series, a few R.L Stine books and Pride and Prejudice. 


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Theme Thursday [Sound/Music] - 3#


Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursdays)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word) 
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”



This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors. Theme Thursdays is hosted by Kavyen 


This weeks theme is - 

( Sound or Music )



My THURSDAY THEME for Sound/Music is from here -

Click here to add book to goodreads. 


I hear the thunder, see the lightning, and then -- Zap, -- no picture, no sound, no...nothing.

Source: Paperback - Page 69

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

--> Book Review: Fangs for Nothing by Adrianne Ambrose <--



Title: Fangs for Nothing
Author: Adrianne Ambrose
Number of Pages: 217
Format: PDF (e-book)
Published: Published June 21st 2011 (first published June 3rd 2011)
URL: click here
Source: Given to read from Author


Buy this book below:
Amazon | B & N |




Goodreads Info:

Grab some garlic and start sharpening your mother's wooden spoons because there are vampires living in the most unlikely of places.

I’ve always wanted to meet a vampire. Not to stake some poor bloodsucker as he sleeps in his coffin or have some sexy vampiress bite me on the neck, but just to see a creature so rare and infamous. What can I say? Some people want to sail to Easter Island, others want to fling themselves out of an airplane, I want to shake hands with a vampire. Well, maybe I should prioritize getting a girlfriend first, but a vampire sighting is pretty high up on the list. Trust me, a lot of kids my age dream about it. Like my two best friends, Rini and Xander. We spent half the summer searching the most notorious cities in the United States for the undead, but so far, no luck.

That’s why it came as a total shock to discover a living, breathing vampire in our hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. (Okay, so he’s more undead and not breathing, but you get the picture.) At first we were kind of excited, but then pretty freaked because it turns out our new fanged friend has a hold on the city's teenage population and a specific thirst for their blood. Which, in a word—bites.


My Thoughts: ( I give this book 4 Stars )


Let me first start out by saying this book was given to me by the author Adrianne Ambrose for my honest review and I was not sure if I would like the book because I am more used to reading vampire books where the vampire falls in love with the heroine. Fangs for Nothing was not one bit like that and it was refreshing and very fun to read from a male POV. The book starts out where Herbie (a very insecure guy) and his friends Xander and Rini are going to different cities and states around the US looking for proof that Vampires do in fact exist. With no such luck they head home back to there normal lives only to find out one night at a party that there is a Vampire living in there home city all along.  So they finally get to see a Vampire in which they were in search for but soon they will find out more than they bargained for. The Vampire, Vincent  has been offering trades to the young teens in Cleveland, Ohio which Vincent calls "The Chosen".  Herbie and his friends find this out and soon fall within Vincent's charms and start to consider his trade. But would you trade a few pints of your blood to be beautiful and loved? You soon find out that Vincent's offer was to good to past up, and one of Herbie's friends is now in trouble. This Vampire needs to be stopped, young teens are turning up dead and this being blamed as a suicide. Well Herbie knows better and is willing to sharpen some wooden spoons, buy tons of garlic and steal some holy water all to save his friend, and in hopes to rid his city of this evil. 

I found this book to be such a fun, humorous, light read. The story-line was exciting, and very enjoyable. At one point in the middle of the book I could not stop laughing. I literally had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Adrianne gives the reader of her book a fun mystery with great laughs along the way. I am so happy that I was able to read such a great book and found myself really enjoying the light-heartiness of the story-line. Herbie was such a lively character to read about and bring this book a entertaining and unique hero. I would recommend Fangs For Nothing to any age group, it would be a great little read for tween's. On a different note, the only reason I gave the book 4 stars and not the full 5 stars is because I did notices a few spelling errors along the way and a few sentences were a little off which made it a little harder to read. Other than that I really enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing more work from the Author, Adrianne Ambrose. 



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Winners of the E-Book " Penelope and The Birthday Curse" by Ronald Voigts



Hello everyone - Let me thanks everyone who entered in the giveaway and took the time to read this wonderful interview with new author Ronald Voigts.  I hope everyone enjoyed the giveaway and I will be having another giveaway sometime soon. I am not sure when so keep your eyes peeled. ^__^

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Ronald.




So onto the winners of Ronald's books - 



The winner's are .....


Darlene and Giselle

They both win a e-book copy (any format) of Penelope and The Birthday Curse. 


Ronald  or I will be getting in touch with you through e-mail to get you your free copy of his book. I really think you will love it. A very fun read. Thank you again for everyone who entered this giveaway. 


Monday, September 19, 2011

Rising Moon Blog Tour // Author Guest Post - Nilsa Rodriguez



Hey friends! Today's my stop for The Rising Moon blog tour! I have asked Nilsa Rodriguez to share with us about the main character's love interest's POV in her book, The Rising Moon. Nilsa has wrote her author guest post to be shared here @Bittersweet Enchantment. But before I go ahead with that I am going to leave my readers with info about The Rising Moon and where you can buy her new book. 


Buy This Book:

Book Info:

How many lives do you have to live to realize that love is stronger than time and death? 

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ 

Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different. Some might even say cursed. 

With the help of her best friend, Ryan Woodruff, she begins to unlock the secrets of her families past and discover answers that prove more startling than she ever imagined. Not only was she a werewolf, but a reincarnation of the immortal werewolf, a werewolf with immense powers beyond any of her kind. A werewolf that if discovered by the Lobison’s to have returned, can jeopardize both Lia and those she love. 

As destiny finds her love does too…and they couldn’t be more different. Torn between Lyle Ulric, the charming werewolf whose bloodline is as ancient and powerful as her own. And Adam Ambrose, the mysterious and alluring vampire who’s determined not to allow fate or anyone tear their love apart again. 

Lia has to make a choice… Destiny or Love…Run or Fight…Live or Die.



Welcome Nilsa!

Author Guest Post:

Fifteen Things You Should Know About Adam and The Rising Moon
1- Adam is a two hundred year old vampire
2- He's the enemy of the Ulric Family
3- He's In love with Angelia Lafosse
4- He's determined not to lose Angelia again
5- He became a vampire by choice
6- He speaks ten languages
7-He fights for the love of his life…Lia
8-The Rising Moon is based on the legend of the Lobison
9-Vampires, witches, and werewolves
10-A novel about discovery, action and romance
11-A story where werewolves are not second to vampires
12-The Rising Moon takes place in Lander, WY13-Adam and Angelia fight against time and destiny to stay together
14-A story about friendship and trying so hard to be "normal", even when you're different
15-Realizing that what you are is bigger than what you believed you could ever b.

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There will be a release date Twitter party taking place on September 12th at 9pm EST. Participants can use the hashtag #TheRisingMoonNovel. There will be multiple giveaways with swag, and sighed paperbacks.

Also, there will be grand prizes to be won for those who leave a comment on one or more of the blog tour stops will have a chance to with a large prize pack containing The Rising Moon stickers, pins, bookmarks, a mirror, and a signed paperback copy, and a dream catcher identical to the one mentioned in the book. The winners will be announced on Nilsa's facebook page:

So be sure to leave a comment on this stop! 

The next stop on The Rising Moon blog tour is:
 ---> YaAdultBelongTheCover <---

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