Monday, January 25, 2010

CONTEST!!!!!

If you are of the same category of bibliophile as I am, you will be very excited about this new contest… How would you like to win the second book in a paranormal YA series??? Yep, awesome!

I have three copies to give away and it’s very simple to enter. But before you do, let find out a bit more about this book…

WHAT THE SOUL SCREAMERS SERIES IS ABOUT:


Book 1 of The Soul Screamers series -- My Soul to Take -- was released this past summer, and readers found out why Kaylee Cavanaugh screams bloody murder when someone’s about to die.

In Book 2 – My Soul to Save (what you could win!)– when teen pop star Eden croaks on stage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.

The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.

Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk.

Soul Screamers: The last thing you hear before you die.

STILL NOT CONVINCED? How about downloading the Soul Screamers prequel, My Soul to Lose, for FREE here and learn more about Kaylee?! Also, check out the video with this direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XAEKAXRN8E

BOOK WEBSITE: http://soulscreamers.com/soulscreamers/index.php?q=T1018

To be honest, I had never heard of this series until now, but with a blurb like, “Twilight fans will love it,” how could I not be interested? And when I looked a bit more into the series and author, it sounds awesome!!! If you’re a fan of the Mediator series, the Darkest Powers series, and all other things supernatural and addictive – you’re gonna want to enter! And spread the word, because THREE people get a copy!!!

Three (3) winners will receive:
My Soul to Save book

Books are valued at $9.99 each
Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.)


WHAT TO DO TO WIN: Between today, January 25th, and Monday, February 15th midnight PST you just need to comment on this post with your email address (VERY important – please don’t forget your email address or you can’t win!) and the answer to this question:

What is your favorite (or one of your favorites if you can’t choose) paranormal/ supernatural/fantasy book, and (briefly) why?

I’d say that’s a pretty easy way to get a brand new book and begin getting sucked into a whole series (Soul Screamers), wouldn’t you? ;)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lonely Hearts Club Twitter Party!!!

Fellow Bibliophiles, I thought you might like to know about this awesome opportunity to win stuff and chat with your book lovin' peers...

Join Lonely Hearts Club author Elizabeth Eulberg and Amy of MyFriendAmy for a Twitter party Wednesday, January 20, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. EST!

Be sure to follow Elizabeth @ElizEulberg and Amy @MyFriendAmy before the party!

Join the fun! No one expects you or your tweets to be perfect; we’re just happy you made it to the party!

Anyone who tweets during this hour using #LonelyHeartsClub is entered to win a limited edition Lonely Hearts Club t-shirt!

Watch for questions from @MyFriendAmy and win awesome prizes including an iPod shuffle, $50 iTunes gift card or $25 VISA gift card!

To join the party, you can use our official party tweetgrid or just search #LonelyHeartsClub on Twitter.

Ask Elizabeth questions or chat with other partygoers about how excited you are to read LHC—just use the tag #LonelyHeartsClub in all of your party tweets! (This is added automatically in TweetGrid.)

Please don’t post any spoilers (you know that one of my biggest pet peeves!!!) and don’t forget to pay attention to the time zones, the party starts at 8:30pm EST.
Check it out!!! :)
And if you are looking for my latest review, simply scroll down a tiny bit - I just posted it! Finally, right?!

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning


I spent most of my holiday rereading the first three Maximum Ride novels (The Angel Experiment, School’s Out – Forever, and Saving the World and Other Sports) because I finally had the 4th book in the series by James Patterson: The Final Warning.

Now if you haven’t read the first three books in the series, this synopsis will give away a bunch of stuff so BEWARE! ;) I won’t be having no book spoilin’ on my conscience, ya hear?!

Anyway, - IF YOU HAVEN’T AVERTED YOUR EYES YET DO SO NOW – Max and the flock start off at the beginning of Final Warning quite cozy and all family-sitcom-ish with her newfound mom, half-sister, and still suspicious dad, Jeb. Jeb and Max’s mom want Max to speak to government folks and start “saving the world” as seems to be her continuing mission. Things don’t go too well, let’s leave it at that. ;) In other words, there always seems to be somebody anxious to hunt down Max and the rest of the flock and soon they are in hiding in a very white, very cold Antarctica.

That’s all I think I can say. Not only because I don’t want to give away spoilers. But also cuz, well, there’s not too much else to say.

Good sign? Not really…

Thing is, I had already heard through the grapevine that this is the weakest link in the fantastic Maximum Ride series, but I loved the first three books SO MUCH that I had a hard time believing it… I was surprised to find that I agreed.

Did I hate it? No way! There was still some awesome action and great bits, and I still cared about and loved Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel, still adored Max’s sarcastic wit, the romantic tension between her and Fang, etc., – BUT -

(bet ya could hear that comin’, huh?)

- BUT the thing is… there just wasn’t a PLOT!

And whether you feel passionately about the subject of global warming or not, reading paragraphs upon paragraphs on the subject in the middle of an action-packed, gory, exhilarating, YA sci-fi series just doesn’t feel natural, let’s be honest. And it wasn’t integrated well. I would suddenly feel like I was being talked down to, which the previous Maximum Ride books never did! And other than the environmental speeches – the plot was very, very thin.

So, anyway… like I said. Did I hate it? Nah. Did I love it? Not even close.

Maybe you’d disagree. I encourage you to find out for yourself! Don’t just take my word for it. :)


And, WAIT! There is light at the end of the tunnel! I’ve heard other things on the grapevine as well… Like that the 5th book, MAX, is completely back on track and electrifying! So… let’s find out shall we?

Off I go to read, read, read the 5th book, MAX! :)

Make sure to come back next Monday (January 25th) for an awesome contest where you’ll get the chance to win a FREE book!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Step: Admit You Have a Problem

Hi fellow Bibliophiles!

I have been rather neglectful to this blog... instead continuing to stay buried in a book as I have during the holidays. I'm hopeful that most of you have been doing this too and can easily accept my apology. Have I been reading? Um, yeah! (Translation: duh.) Just haven't been able to pull myself away long enough to actually WRITE about what I'm reading. Lol. But that's me, a bibliophile, an addict, an addict who's fallen off the wagon and fully embraced her love of reading - especially with all this free time to do so!!!

I've also been watching awesome holiday movies, eating yummy, but bad-for-me, food and hanging out with the people I love best! You too? I hope! ;)

Anyway, I will return with a new book review next week, most likely on Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks for your patience and keep reading!!!