Monday, 30 December 2013

$10 Amazon/B&N Gift Card Giveaway: Falling for the CEO by Audra North



Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that’s mysteriously vanished from the company accounts will distract her from the ghosts of Christmases past. Until her sexy boss asks her to be his last-minute date to a fundraiser gala, that is, and the promise of a special evening calls to something long-buried in her.

Andrew Stanton, Manhattan’s best-known philanthropist, has worked hard building his reputation in the industry. He offers to work closely with Meredith to fix his company’s financial crisis, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to look at her as just a colleague.

A beautiful dress. A handsome man on her arm. A challenge she can’t refuse. Can they find the missing money and fulfill their holiday wishes, or will Meredith be unable to overcome the demons of her past and lose her chance at happiness?

GUEST POST BY AUDRA NORTH

Christmas is a well-loved holiday, so it’s probably no surprise when I say that it’s one of my favorite times of the year. Everything is so shining and festive—it’s hard to resist the allure of such a joyful season! In fact, for me, resistance is completely futile. Starting in December, my house transforms into a veritable shopping mall of Christmas-themed decorations. White lights twinkling on the porch, a Nativity scene arranged on the sideboard, chubby snowmen hanging out along the top of the piano, stockings hung from the mantle, a tree—well, you get the picture. It’s a Crazy Christmastown!

In fact, I’m getting excited just talking about it.

My love of Christmas is exactly what inspired me to write Falling for the CEO. In this story, Meredith Klaus is a smart, successful New Yorker who happens to hate Christmas because in her childhood, she experienced terrible tragedy one Christmas Eve. I wanted that to change for Meredith, so that she would not only find a love of Christmas but also a love for the hero, Andrew Stanton, that would sustain her through the holidays for years to come.

And in those coming years, I’d like to think that they believe Christmas is such a special time that their house might end up looking a little like mine around the holidays!

Website: audranorth.com


Excerpt from Falling for the CEO by Audra North

Andrew watched Meredith’s chin jerk up at that. Clearly, she didn’t like the idea of conditions. But he wasn’t going to back down. Tomorrow night, at the gala, he needed to be able to point to the success of the Christmas Bonus Fund as evidence for why other companies should support his new initiative. Besides, if Meredith could pull this off, he may well have found the perfect person to run it, too.

He raised his left hand and began ticking off on his fingers as he named his conditions. Thumb first. “I won’t accept any solution that involves lowering the amount that every employee gets, or excluding anyone from the bonus.” Index finger. “No loans,” he repeated. Middle finger. “If you make up the difference in these six days, I will double your signing bonus.” He paused, studying her face for a reaction to the proposal that he had just laid out. She had been promised a signing bonus of thirty thousand dollars after completing her third month of employment and it was essentially a done deal, in his mind. He had meant it before, when he’d said that she was the best.

She let out a little yelp at that, and he had to suppress a smile. For some reason, he was starting to find her awkwardness endearing. Or maybe he always had. It certainly hadn’t bothered him before.

He pushed past the thought and touched his ring finger. “But if you do not manage to make up the difference, I’ll add that extra thirty thousand dollars to the fund, instead, as part of the missing two hundred thousand.”

“I can’t allow—” she began, but he cut her off.

My conditions, remember?” He said it with a wink and a smile, making her blush. It shouldn’t have thrilled him to see it, but he couldn’t stop an image from forming, of Meredith lying on his bed, naked, looking as pink and flushed all over her body as she did on just her cheeks right now.

He barely managed to suppress a groan. Focus, man. She was looking away from him again, probably beating herself up over this. She was the kind of person who’d be convinced that it was her personal responsibility to fix, even though the missing money wasn’t her fault.

Andrew didn’t like what that implied about the former CFO, both professionally and personally. Over the years they’d worked together, Bob had become more of a father figure to Andrew than a colleague. That Bob might have done something shady with the money wasn’t something he could think about right now. He’d deal with that later.

“Final condition. You’ll work alongside me, in my office, for the next six days. Any possibility you come up with, any number that can be tweaked even a little bit, I want you to share it right away. It’s not because I don’t think you can handle it. But this is just too big for me to take it less than one hundred percent seriously.”

Her throat worked in a delicate ripple. He’d never noticed before just how fine her skin was, pale and smooth and probably soft to the touch.

Get a grip. He stepped back toward her, offering his right hand. “What do you say? Do we have a deal?”

Those green eyes darkened, the pupils growing large in the irises. An irrepressible thrill shot through him, something primal that made him feel like a predator in the midst of hunting a particularly juicy prey.

Her gaze flickered from his outstretched hand to his face before her warm fingers slid into his grip.

“I accept.”

About Audra


Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could.  Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can’t resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow.  She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books.  Visit her website at audranorth.com or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.

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Thursday, 26 December 2013

$250 Giveaway: Justin Blaney

Evan Burl
My father abandoned me when I was an infant.
My friends have turned against me.
My uncle beats me.
The most powerful men in the world want me dead.
They all have one thing in common.
They think I’m turning into a monster.
I’m starting to worry they’re right.
Genre - Young Adult
Rating – PG
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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Day 25 of the Magical Christmas with Rhiannon Frater + Autographed copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 25 of the Magical Christmas with the amazing Rhiannon Frater.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 19 with Natalie Richards + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 20 with D.E.L. Connor + 5 Copies Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 21 with Elisabeth Wolf + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 22 with Julie Tetel Andreson + 5 copies Giveaway
Day 23 with Toni Runkle & Stephen Webb + Print Copy Giveaway
Day 24 with Robin Bielman + 2 Books Giveaway

And Rhiannon Frater is giving away an autographed copy of the "The Midnight Spell" for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Rhiannon's amazing post about my favorite Christmas movie!

The Jonas Trust Deception by A.F.N. Clarke

THE JONAS TRUST DECEPTION

Original Title: The Jonas Trust Deception
Series: A Thomas Gunn Thriller #2
Author: AFN Clarke
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: September 29th 2013
Genre: Thriller

THE JONAS TRUST DECEPTION, another Thomas Gunn thriller by bestselling author AFN Clarke, follows THE ORANGE MOON AFFAIR, a “hard to put down”, “5-star novel by a 5-star author”. Thomas (ex-Special Forces) goes on high alert after a desperate message from his journalist friend, Morgan. She’s in danger. But where? And why? Rushing to her ranch he finds it being torn apart by a highly-trained female assassin of East European descent, with a mysterious butterfly tattoo on her neck. An image that sends his mind reeling. Dread seeping into his soul. 

In her ongoing investigations, Morgan may have uncovered something even more explosive and far-reaching than the Orange Moon conspiracy. If so, her enemies will want both her and her information destroyed. Racing to follow tangled leads, Thomas and his girlfriend Julie are thrust into the deadly path of Mexican drug cartels, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous financial brokers like Jonas T Purdue, the FBI, the UK intelligence services, and their arch nemesis Marika Keskküla. What deception binds these unlikely “players” together? What’s their power struggle really about? And even more personally disturbing, why the constant links back to a secret mission in Afghanistan, that Thomas has tried so hard to forget?

Outraged by the feeling of constantly being “played”, Thomas decides to turn the tables on the faceless “puppeteers” by taking an action so bold, so dangerous, and so unexpected, that even his team fear he’s lost his mind. Has he? Or can he expose the “vermin” at the top and finally eliminate them forever?

“Like `The Orange Moon Affair' …a fantastic, all-absorbing read…classy, complex and cunningly compelling.” 5 Stars, By Thalia

“… one of the first thrillers I've ever read that wasn't packed with cliches, stock characters, and hackneyed plot turns…a genuinely thrilling novel … you won't be able to put it down…this book does more than entertain, it intoxicates.” 5 stars, Veritas Vincit “Bill”

“Edge of your seat material! AFN Clarke is a powerful force in the thriller genre…” 5 Stars, John Staughton

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Day 24 of the Magical Christmas with Robin Bielman + 2 Books Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 24 of the Magical Christmas with Robin Bielman.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 19 with Natalie Richards + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 20 with D.E.L. Connor + 5 Copies Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 21 with Elisabeth Wolf + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 22 with Julie Tetel Andreson + 5 copies Giveaway
Day 23 with Toni Runkle & Stephen Webb + Print Copy Giveaway

And Entangled Publishing is giving away a copy of the "Kissing the Maid of Honor" and "Yours at Midnight" novels for the winners of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Robin's amazing post about ways to spread Christmas Cheer!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Day 23 of the Magical Christmas with Toni Runkle & Stephen Webb + Print Copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 23 of the Magical Christmas with Toni Runkle & Stephen Webb.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 19 with Natalie Richards + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 20 with D.E.L. Connor + 5 Copies Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 21 with Elisabeth Wolf + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 22 with Julie Tetel Andreson + 5 copies Giveaway

And Soucebooks is giving away a copy of the GLITTER GIRL novel for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Steve and Toni's answer for a quirky question!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Day 22 of the Magical Christmas with Julie Tetel Andresen + Full Series Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 22 of the Magical Christmas with Julie Tetel Andreson.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 19 with Natalie Richards + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 20 with D.E.L. Connor + 5 Copies Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 21 with Elisabeth Wolf + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)

And JKS Communications is giving away a copy of the entire TIMESLIP series for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Julie post about the Christmas and books!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Day 21 of the Magical Christmas with Elisabeth Wolf + Print Copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 21 of the Magical Christmas with Elisabeth Wolf.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 19 with Natalie Richards + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 20 with D.E.L. Connor + 5 Copies Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

And Sourcebooks Jabberwocky is giving away a print copy of LULU IN LA LA LAND for the winners of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Elisabeth's post about the Christmas movie and the family feud!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Day 20 of the Magical Christmas with D.E.L. Connor + 5 Books Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 20 of the Magical Christmas with D.E.L. Connor.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 19 with Natalie Richards + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)

And Booktrope is giving away 5 copies of SPIRIT WARRIORS for the winners of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Della's post about the barbie tree!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Day 19 of the Magical Christmas with Natalie D Richards + Print Copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 19 of the Magical Christmas with Natalie Richards.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 18 with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

And Sourcebooks Fire is giving away a print copy of SIX MONTHS LATER for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Natalie's post about a time for traditions!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Day 18 of the Magical Christmas with Inara Scott + 2 Books in the series Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)


We are going to celebrate day 17 of the Magical Christmas with Eric Pierpoint.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)
Day 17 with Eric Pierpoint + Print Copy Giveaway (US/Canada)

And Entangled Publishing is giving away 2 different books for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Inara's post about a time for traditions!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Day 17 of the Magical Christmas with Eric Pierpoint + Print copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 17 of the Magical Christmas with Eric Pierpoint.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway (US only)
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 16 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 ecopy Giveaway (Print - US/Canada, ecopy - INTERNATIONAL)

And Sourcebooks is giving away a print copy of "The Last Ride of Caleb O'Toole" for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Eric's great post about Christmas Film!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Day 16 of the Magical Christmas with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print & 1 E-copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 16 of the Magical Christmas with Vivi Barnes.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 15 with Vivi Barnes + 3 Print Copies & 1 ecopy Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

And Entangled Publishing is giving away $50 Gift Card (Amazon or B&N) for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Susanna's great post about what a regency Christmas wasn't!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Day 15 of the Magical Christmas with Susanna Fraser + $50 Gift Card Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 15 of the Magical Christmas with Susanna Fraser.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 14 with Miranda Kenneally + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)

And Entangled Publishing is giving away $50 Gift Card (Amazon or B&N) for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Susanna's great post about what a regency Christmas wasn't!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Day 14 of the Magical Christmas with Miranda Kenneally + Print Copy Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 14 of the Magical Christmas with Miranda Kenneally.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!

Day 1 with Amalie Howard + Paperback Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 2 with Karla J. Nellenbach + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 3 with February Grace + 10 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 4 with CJ Lyons + Print copy Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 5 with A.J. Aalto + 20 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 6 with Anne Perry + Hardcover Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 7 with Natalie Damschroder + $5 Gift Card & short story Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 8 with Holly Webb + Paperback Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 9 with Helen Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway (US/Canada)
Day 10 with Jessica Shervington + Print Copy Giveaaway (US/Canada)
Day 11 with Ophelia London + Swag Pack Giveaway
Day 12 with Mark D Evan + 5 Books Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)
Day 13 with Callie Hutton + $25 Gift Card Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

And Entangled Publishing is giving away $25 Gift Card (Amazon or B&N) for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, don't forget to read Callie's poetry!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Review: Third Lie's the Charm by by Lisa Roecker, Laura Roecker

If the author has written a full-on mystery, this would be a hit!


Original Title: Third Lie's the Charm
Series: The Liar Society #3
Author: Lisa & Laura Roecker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013
Source: Review copy from the publisher
Genre: Mystery

Kate is studying in Pemberly Broke school, with her best friend Grace.  When Grace dies (in the previous books), Kate thinks this has something to do with the secret societies at her school, the Sisterhood and Brotherhood.  After Kate destroys the Brotherhood in the second book, this novel comes in.  Kate infiltrates the Sisterhood and tried to get revenge for Grace's death.  But, there are a series of events unleashed - students dying one by one and mysterious notes appearing to Kate from Grace's diary.  In addition to this, she pushes away her boyfriend and hangs around with her crush, Bradley.  The mystery follows Kate everywhere she goes.  When she unravels one, two more gets started.  And Kate is on it.

Before reviewing this, first let me tell you I have not read the first two books and I can pretty much understand what's happening.  So, I am not sure about the second book, but the third and final installment to the Liar society series can be read directly if you get hold of it.  But, I suggest you start from the beginning, because I suppose there is a lot of fun in the beginning stages of the novel.

This was a page turner and the mystery part was great.  Every time I think Kate will get hold of something, things gets even more messy.  I loved all the guys in this - Liam, Bradley and Seth.  Each have different personalities and different level of interest on Kate.  Well done on that part, because I can't give up on any of these guys.

While I am excited to read the thriller part of the novel, I am no way a fan of Kate in the romance department.  She seemed very selfish in that area.  And Kate's dialogues are repetitive.  I had to skip those parts to get to the main dialogue.  It's distracting and annoying to see repeats.

The climax dealt everything well.

Recommended for mystery lovers!

3.5 STARS!

Musings:  If you are going to guess this novel based on the title and the cover, please stop now.  I know Kate colors her hair according to her mood and she wears Grace's pearls.  I guess her looking the other way says that she pushes everyone away from her.  Okay, I suppose the cover makes sense now.  But the title - no, can't relate.. 

Day 12 of the Magical Christmas with Mark D Evans + 5 Books Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 12 of the Magical Christmas with Mark D Evans.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!


And Booktrope is giving away 5 copies of NO SHELTER FROM DARKNESS (horror novel), for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, you should seriously read his guest post, where Mark's Christmas in London!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Day 11 of the Magical Christmas with Ophelia London + Swag pack giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 11 of the Magical Christmas with Ophelia London.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!


And Embrace, Entangled Publishing is giving away a novel/swag pack, for the winner of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  But, before that, you should seriously read her guest post, where Ophelia speaks about Christmas music!

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway & Review: Silent Words by Chantal Fournier

Children's book should always be fun, else..


Original Title: Silent Words
Author: Chantal Fournier
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Source: Review copy from "Novel Publicity"
Genre: Children's

REVIEW

Silent Words is a children's picture book by Chantal Fournier and illustrated by Nicolas Lajeunesse.

Zelda is a kid, who never stops speaking.  When her parents disappear in a giant hot air balloon, she can't cope up with the world and Zelda stopped speaking altogether.  Even though she wants to speak, she just can't.  The words keep building around her and become a giant ball.  Finally, Zelda decides to search her parents herself.

The story and illustrations are amazing.  As in every children's book, it has a moral and it is a sad and realistic one.  Zelda and her grandmother are the major characters in this short book.  And they both are strong in their own ways.

Illustrations are not your regular cartoons, but in cubist style.

Note: The Cubist style emphasized the flat, two-dimensional surface of the picture plane, rejecting the traditional techniques of perspective, foreshortening, modeling, and chiaroscuro and refuting time-honoured theories of art as the imitation of nature.

As cubist style is typically used for letters, musical instruments, bottles, pitchers, glasses, newspapers, still life and the human face, this subject is much suited for this art.

This is a tough subject for kids, although I am sure they will LOVE the illustrations.  This is a story of Zelda coming terms with reality.  Kids at different age levels will obtain different levels of understanding with this book.  And I love that..

4 STARS!

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Day 9 of the Magical Christmas with Helen & Thomas Docherty and Bill Cotter + 2 Print Copies Giveaway


We are going to celebrate day 9 of the Magical Christmas with Helen & Thomas Docherty and Bill Cotter.  Don't miss the previous giveaways!


And Sourcebooks is giving away a print copy of Docherty's novel "THE SNATCHABOOK" and Bill Cotter's novel "DON'T PUSH THE BUTTON" for the winners of today's giveaway.  The giveaway will run till December 31st, 2013 and the winners will be announced on January 1st, 2014!  Before that, both of the authors have amazing guest post to you and don't forget to read them.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Mini Review: The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies by Heather Forest

For a children's book, according to me, illustrations are as important as the story itself.


Original Title: The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies
Author: Heather Frost
Publisher: August House
Release Date: September 11 2013
Source: Review copy from the publisher
Genre: Children's, Fairy tales

When the bakerwoman is kidnapped by the fairies to bake her delicious cakes for them alone, she uses all her wits to beat them at their own game. “While depicting a strong, resourceful heroine, Forest’s graceful retelling perfectly captures the story’s fairy-tale flavor. . . . Gaber’s haunting paintings range from the wonderfully eerie to the comfortably reassuring.”--Publishers Weekly

REVIEW

A retelling of an old Scottish fairy tale!  Fairies kidnap the bakerwoman, who makes the most delicious cakes.  How the bakerwoman escapes the fairies and gets back to her husband and child, is illustrated as a story.

I must accept that this fairy tale story again impressed me.  See, I am from India and I learnt all English fairy tales on my own interest when I was young.  Our native fairy tales are very different.  This story reminded me of one of ours.  It's simple, smart and well, meant for children to learn that intelligence will get out of difficult situations.

The illustrations could have been better.  Maybe I am expecting Scholastic standards, but for a book, which is primarily for children, the illustrations wouldn't impress the kids to pick it up.

3.5 STARS!

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