Monday, September 30, 2013

EPIC Giveaway: Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1) by Amalie Howard | Win 3 iPad Minis and more!

Waterfell banner
Welcome to the mother of all Waterfell contests, where you can win 400 gorgeous swag packs of tattoos, signed bookmarks and bookplates, as well as one of THREE iPad Minis. Yes, you read that right--in addition to the 400 prize packs, there will be THREE opportunities to make a super-awesome IPAD MINI yours!

First, a little about WATERFELL...



THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father's betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa's upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age. 

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa's mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?



A sneak peek into WATERFELL...
"I’ve never wanted anything more than this moment. I smile and he does, too. He bends toward me, his fingers pulling upward drawing my face toward his. Lo smells of salt and sea, and everything else that I love about the ocean. His eyes are open and are a deep mesmerizing blue, staring deep into mine as if he’s searching for something other than my consent to kiss me. I don’t know what it is but his gaze makes me feel like I’m made of tingles and air.

At the last minute before his lips touch mine, his eyes flutter close.

The kiss is a shock of images and smells and feelings, hitting me all at once—my home, my friends, the ocean, the land, beauty, chaos, life, and this strange, infuriating, lovely boy. Everything about him flashes into me, and then there’s nothing else but Lo."

1. WATERFELL PRE-ORDER CONTEST

If you preorder Waterfell by OCTOBER 28th 2013, 200 random winners will receive a signed Waterfell bookmark, signed bookplate, and a cool Waterfell tattoo. In addition to this prize pack, you will be entered to a super-awesome grand prize: an IPAD MINI (worth $350).

WaterfellSwagPackipadmini

Here’s how to enter: You must preorder Waterfell (physical or e-book) by OCTOBER 28th to be entered into the giveaway. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. No entries after October 28th will be counted. If your name is drawn for the grand prize, we will verify your emailed receipt that matches the date you entered (since this prize has a cash value). ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED.
NOTE: The prize for this contest is not open internationally because of issues with taxes on mailing gifts. But if you are an international reader, you should definitely still preorder Waterfell. If you are one of the 200 prize pack winners, you will receive the signed bookmark, signed bookplate and tattoo. Every qualifying entrant (see prize rules) will receive a #WaterfellProm ticket for another chance to win an iPad Mini.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

2. WATERFELL GET CREATIVE CONTEST

Jellyfish



Express Your Inner Sea Monster! Calling all creative types—painters, sketchers, graphic artists, costume artists—you name it, we want it. The more creative, the better. Win an IPAD MINI (worth $350) for your artistic efforts. Take a look at my Waterfell Pinterest board for inspiration or read Waterfell and let your imagination go wild! 200 random winners will receive a signed Waterfell bookmark, signed bookplate, and a cool Waterfell tattoo just for submitting your entry in the WATERFELL GET CREATIVE CONTEST. Here’s how to enter: Over the next four weeks from September 24th to October 21st, show us what you think the Aquarathi in Waterfell would look like in fan art (drawings, paintings, photography, costumes), and email it to mail@amaliehoward.com. You must submit by OCTOBER 21st to be eligible, and the work must be yours. No entries after October 21st will be considered. I will select the top 20 pieces and place them on my website (with full credit), where the public will vote for the final winner the week of October 21st to October 28th. By submitting your entry, you approve of your work being displayed on this website. The grand prizewinner will be announced on the official Waterfell release date—October 29th.

NOTE: The prize for this contest is not open internationally because of issues with taxes on mailing gifts. But if you are an international contestant, you should definitely still submit your artwork/creative piece. If you are one of the 200 prize pack winners, you will receive the signed bookmark, signed bookplate and tattoo. Every qualifying entrant (see prize rules) will receive a #WaterfellProm ticket for another chance to win an IPad Mini.

3. WATERFELL “UNDER THE SEA” PROM

keep-calm-and-prom-on


Get officially invited to the #WaterfellProm and be crowned Prom King or Queen! Here’s how to score a ticket: Anyone who enters either of the Waterfell contests (preorder or creative) OR joins either of the official Waterfell Blog Tours from Harlequin TEEN and JKS Communications will receive an exclusive ticket to the invite-only online Waterfell "Under The Sea" Prom, just like Nerissa, Lo and all their friends in the book! Costumes optional. Your prom ticket will entitle the bearer to one entry in the PROM KING or QUEEN drawing during the #WaterfellProm. Not only will the Waterfell Prom King or Queen be virtually crowned during the online prom, he or she will win an IPAD MINI (worth $350). If you didn’t get a slot in either of the official Waterfell Blog Tours, but still wrote a blog post (review, interview, character interview, etc.) about Waterfell that you promoted on social media, you are absolutely entitled to a prom ticket. Email a link to your post to mail@amaliehoward.com to qualify and receive your ticket.


NOTE: The prize for this contest is not open internationally because of issues with taxes on mailing gifts. But if you are an international attendee, you are still welcome. There will be several other international prizes like signed books, swag and jewelry for the homecoming court! So KEEP CALM and PROM ON!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Blitz: Deadly to Love by Mia Hoddell | Excerpt + Giveaway!

Presenting...

Deadly to Love by Mia Hoddell Book Blitz


Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers #1)
by Mia Hoddell
Release Date: February 2013

Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy
ASIN: B00BDQ3QGA 
ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9



The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.

Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.

She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.

His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.

What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world of elemental forces. The price of truth is her life—and now the world wants her dead.
Available from:
Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Paperback) | Lulu
and only 99c / 77p on Kindle for September!

Praise:
“I couldn't put it down. So I finished it last night and all I can say is WOW! This book was amazing and different.” Brianna (Book Blogger)
I loved how the author took a different approach to writing a love story in modern times with the paranormal element present. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and refreshing. Marvelous!” - Kathy H (Amazon Reviewer)
I will admit I scoffed at the way it started but in the end I had fallen in love with this story…completely untraditional it was a very original idea, not to mention modern. This story had such a good plot and the story structure was sound.” - Kacii – The Kooky Bookworm (Book Blogger)

About the Author: Mia Hoddell

Find Mia @

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and loves anything paranormal. Mia always had a love of writing but never reading. She was more interested in sports and hated sitting still - despite getting three poems published before the age of sixteen. Finally though, she found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of reading which is now one of her favourite hobbies.

Mia began with poems before moving on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series 'The Wanderer Trilogy' and from there other ideas have emerged. With a total of nine books planned at this moment, she is busy working on her second series 'Elemental Killers' before moving onto the next idea on her ever growing list.


Happy with the amount of photos I had collected I started to head back out of the forest, still flicking through my shots. As well as close ups, I had taken a few landscapes and as I was almost at the edge of the forest I noticed something in one of the photographs that made me stop.
In the left hand corner was a figure that looked mostly human, but was blurred as if they were moving on the spot.
A cold shudder shot through me.
Looking over my shoulder I became slightly panicked and felt as if someone was following me.
My eyes flicked and searched the shadows. Even though there was no sign that anything had ever been behind me, the forest looked different now - dark and threatening.
Instinctively I broke away and ran, still clutching the camera that was displaying the freaky image. Surrounded by trees I didn’t stop until I was free of the forest and back in the open light and sight of my house.
Throwing open my door, I slumped against the inside of it, regaining my breath from the short sprint. Once I had recovered I looked down at the photo once more, just to make sure that I hadn’t been seeing things. The old saying “the camera never lies,” came into my mind and for the first time I wished it not to be true. Sure enough though, as I looked down at the screen, the figure was still there and this time I noticed a red and orange glow around where its feet should have been. The image almost looked like the person was on fire but I thought I would have surely noticed if there had been a burning man in front of me.

Mia Hoddell is giving away an Amazon gift card this month only there is a slight twist: the more entries she receives the more money she will put on the gift card to giveaway! For example:
No matter what = $5
100 entries = $10
150 entries = $15
200 entries = $20
and so forth...
So if she gets 1000 entries she will give away $100, there’s no limit!

To enter all you have to do is buy or have bought Deadly to Love. It's only $0.99 or £0.79 on Amazon for the duration of the giveaway! This will also unlock extra entries for you so you can earn more points by sharing the giveaway. Remember the more entries she gets the bigger the prize for you so share!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rachel & Katie - Video Review | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi + Giveaway!

Hi everyone! 

 Today Web/Graphics Designer, Rachel Silberman (designer of my beautiful new blog layout) will be sharing with my readers a video guest post and giveaway.  Rachel and her friend Katie @ Reading In Twilight have done an amazing video review for the novel, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. A MUST SEE! I hope everyone will enjoy this post and be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a hardcopy of SHATTER ME! Open ITNL via The Book Depository.


Rachel & Katie - Video Review | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 


Subscribe to their channel, here.

Rachel and Katie youtube channel has a mix of a lot of great thing: author interviews, book reviews, book vs. movie reviews, tags, ect.
Two friends from Minneapolis sharing their love of books through social media
:




 To win a hardcopy of SHATTER ME, use the rafflercopter form below to enter. OPEN International via TBD.



This giveaway is ONLY hosted on Bittersweet Enchantment and the sole purpose is to create awareness of both Rachel and Katie's youtube channel. I am not responsible for prize distribution.

Stacking The Shelves #23 + The Sunday Post #2

Stacking The Shelves ( hosted by Tynga's Reviews ) is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Happy weekend everyone!  :) What are your plans? I plan on doing a lot of reading and blogging. Of course. The weather here is B-E-A-Utiful! 



Books I have received for Review: 
Hope Defined by Shannon Humphrey
Stargazing from Nowhere by Isabel Thomas & Marilyn Thomas
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

Books/Swag I have won or was gifted.

 Impostor (Variants #1) by Susanne Winnacker
The Infernal Devices Boxset: Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones | Tote Bag & Coffee Mug


Books I have got from the library:
Coraline by P. Craig Russell (Adaptor/Illustrator), Neil Gaiman (Author)
The Turning by Francine Prose
Also Known As by Robin Benway 
Awaken (Abandon Trilogy #3) by Meg Cabot




The Sunday Post
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Last Week on the Blog 

Coming this Week on the Blog


Well that wraps up another week of books and blog events for me. ;) What do you think of the books I got this week? Are there any you're looking forward to reading? Be sure to enter the giveaways I have going on. More will be coming soon. 


Leave me a comment or/and leave you book haul blog link below. I would love to come by and check them out.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Cover Reveal | Video: The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Presenting...

THE ONE by Kiera Cass

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass 
Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by HarperTeen

Cover Reveal Video: THE ONE by Kiera Cass

Oh. My. Goodness! I am so super excited to read the final book in this amazing series. The cover...WOW! SUPER-DUPER beautiful, don't you agree?

What are your thoughts on the new cover?!

New Layout!


Hey everyone! Guess what?! 

NEW LAYOUT!!! 

How does it look? I have been so blessed to meet my new friend, Rachel who so generously made me this beautiful new layout. YOU ROCK! :) With my Birthday coming up on NOV 5th this layout is the perfect gift. Rachel is such a gifted designer and hard worker. Come check out her website, http://rachelsilberman.com/ 

There is still some minor updates that need to be done but otherwise it looks GREAT!

What do you guys think? I would love to know. Leave me a comment. :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Book Blitz: Kinetic by S.K. Anthony + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Presenting...

Kinetic by S.K. Anthony Book Blitz

Hosted by:
Xpresso Book Tours



Kinetic by S.K. Anthony
Series: The Luminaries, #1
Publication date:  September 2013  
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy


Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…
Purchase @ Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository 


I spent the whole night reading all the files that Samantha had given to me, and I couldn’t find anything new. The next day, I was so tired that I left Kevin playing video games and went to take a nap in the middle of the day. In my exhausted state, I smiled, remembering the old Nick.

“Why are you crying?”

“I’m not. I don’t cry,” I said, sniffling.

“Okay, well… here, take this,” he said, taking off his sweater while standing in the cold in his white T-shirt. “Your face is wet for some reason,” he smiled.

“I don’t need that.”

“You have mascara running down your cheeks. Come here,” he said, and wiped my face with his sweater. He was so gentle and caring and nice that my tears betrayed me and poured down my face, embarrassingly. He held me with my head against his hard chest for a long while.

“Oh, my God, why can’t I stop crying?”

“Don’t worry about it, let it out. I’ll hold you.”

I pulled away. “No, you don’t have to. I’m fine. Thanks.”

“So you punched her. You’ll be all right.”

“No, they’re going to kick me out for not controlling my anger!” I squeaked.

“I won't let it happen, Annie, I promise.”

I laughed. “What could you possibly do?”

“I’ll stand up as a witness. Lisa was pushing Beth around, and you stood up for your friend. Loyalty counts for Luminaries, you know.”

“Right,” I smiled. Now, looking at him, I couldn’t believe I had cried in his arms. “Why are you so nice to me all the time?”

“I like you.”

“Ha! Don’t you go thinking you’re adding me to your list of girls here.”

“You’ve been training with me long enough to know I’ve stopped all that,” he said, pushing my hair behind my ears.

“So?”

“So, you and I will happen. My kisses fix everything, by the way, so if you want to come closer I can—”

“Stop it, Nick. Not happening.”

He touched the tip of my nose. “Not today, maybe.”

“Not ever,” I said, still feeling the memory of his arms around me.

“Annie?”

“Yes?”


“I’m going to kiss you one day, I hope you know this.”


About The Author: S.K. Anthony
Find S.K. @
Website /  Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her.
There will be (2) TWO giveaways for this tour. One, will be a grand prize giveaway to win 

The second giveaway is for a ebook of Kinetic for my blog readers only. To enter please use the rafflecopter form below. OPEN TO EVERYONE.


LinkWithin



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Looking for Something?

Blog Layout Credits

Design: Rachel Silberman
Coding: Klodian

Follow Me on Instagram

Instagram