December 30, 2011

Holiday Read-A-Thon THANK YOU!!!!


Tiffany and I would just like to thank everyone for participating and contributing to our Holiday Read-A-Thon! We know it took time away from your families and friends and we appreciate your support! Listed below are the prizes that were given and the winners. I was only able to get through a small part of my book, but had so much fun with you all today! 
 *If you are a winner and you haven't gotten your book yet, please let me know ASAP!*



Prizes!!!!
-Blank Slate Kate by Heather Wardell-awarded to Ashlynn King
-The Guardian of Souls by Amy Mauer Jones-awarded to Ishita
-Significance by Shelly Crane-awarded to Blake Kaplan
-Existence by Abbi Glines-awarded to Rapunzel Albano
-Every Last Kiss by Courtney Cole-awarded to Ishita AND Rapunzel
-Between by Cyndi Tefft-awarded to Ishita
-Don't Fear the Reaper and The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto-Awarded to Rapunzel
-Forgotten Souls and The Ascended by Tiffany King-awarded to Bethany Lopez
-Blood Like Poison: For The Love of a Vampire by M. Leighton-awarded to Ishita
-Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase-awarded to Bethany Lopez
-Shattered Soul and Touch by Jennifer Snyder-awarded to Ishita
-All 3 books in The Chosen One Trilogy by Mireille Chester-awarded to Ashlynn King
-Ta Ta For Now by Bethany Lopez-awarded to Ishita
-Any Kindle eBook (6 to choose from) OR a Paperback of Merry Go Round by Donna Fasano-awarded to Ishita
-Signed Copy of The Childe by C.A. Kunz-awarded to ISHITA for reading the most books!!!!
-Your choice in The Moreno Brothers Series (Making You Mine only available on Amazon & B&N) by Elizabeth Reyes-Awarded to Pao

Holiday Read-A-Thon



I would like to thank all of you for participating in my first ever 12 hour Read-A-Thon!!!!! Author Tiffany King (Saving Angels Series) and I decided "Oh what fun it is to read on a blistering winter's day! Hey!" So, we came up with this Read-A-Thon! So keep your pj's on, grab some snacks and let's read!

When: December 30, 2011
What's involved:
*You will make a selection of books to read in a 12 hour time frame.
*You will start your 12 hour reading period from the time you wake on the 30th. 
*Your books should be atleast 200 pages each.
*You must post on your blog, tweet (use hashtag #readathon), or comment on this post to update status every hour.
*The person who reads the most books in the 12 hour period will win a prize. 
*We will be giving away random prizes throughout the day on Twitter. They will be book related trivia questions. 

Prizes!!!!
-Blank Slate Kate by Heather Wardell-awarded to Ashlynn King
-The Guardian of Souls by Amy Mauer Jones-awarded to Ishita
-Significance by Shelly Crane-awarded to Blake Kaplan
-Existence by Abbi Glines-awarded to Rapunzel Albano
-Every Last Kiss by Courtney Cole-awarded to Ishita AND Rapunzel
-Between by Cyndi Tefft-awarded to Ishita
-Don't Fear the Reaper and The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto-Awarded to Rapunzel
-Forgotten Souls and The Ascended by Tiffany King-awarded to Bethany Lopez
-Blood Like Poison: For The Love of a Vampire by M. Leighton-awarded to Ishita
-Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase-awarded to Bethany Lopez
-Shattered Soul and Touch by Jennifer Snyder-awarded to Ishita
-All 3 books in The Chosen One Trilogy by Mireille Chester-awarded to Ashlynn King
-Ta Ta For Now by Bethany Lopez-awarded to Ishita
-Any Kindle eBook (6 to choose from) OR a Paperback of Merry Go Round by Donna Fasano-awarded to Ishita
-Signed Copy of The Childe by C.A. Kunz-awarded to ISHITA for reading the most books!!!!
-Your choice in The Moreno Brothers Series (Making You Mine only available on Amazon & B&N) by Elizabeth Reyes-Awarded to Pao

**If you make a blog post on your own blog please add your blog post link to the linky below. In your blog post, include the guidelines for the read-a-thon, the books you are reading, and please include the link here to the read-a-thon.

***If you are an Author and would like to participate and/or donate prizes, please contact me.***

Here are the books I aim to read:
Love Unscripted by Tina Reber
Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase
The Childe by C.A. Kunz






Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012!



I am participating in this event hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicLisa from A Life Bound By Books , Rachel from fiktshun, and  Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books. It's been difficult to decide on just 10 for each category. Today is the Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2012. This was probably my easiest list to make! Here are my picks, not necessarily in order of favorites.


1. Because of Low by Abbi Glines

2. Presdestined (Existence 2)by Abbi Glines

3. Pure by Jennifer Armentrout

4. Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout

5. Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

6. Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

7. Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

8. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

9. Defiance by Shelly Crane

10. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Honorable Mentions:
Charmfall by Chloe Neill
The Saving Grace by Bree Despain
Dead Is A Battlefield by Marlene Perez
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
Hidden by PC & Kristin Cast
and SOOOO many more!












VOTE FOR ALEX ON DECEMBER 30th!!!!!!




Who rocks the house?
I said ALEX rocks the house!
And when ALEX rocks the house
She rocks it all the way down!
WHO rocks the house?
I said ALEX rocks the house!
And when ALEX rocks the house
She rocks it all the way down!
Here we are, about to begin the next round of the Heroine Tourney hosted by The YA Sisterhood. In this round ALEX goes up against Katniss from The Hunger Games. So, why will I vote for ALEX??? Here are my reasons:

*She has a smokin' hot guy (Aiden)
*She's a survivor
*She can deliver a deadly round house kick
*She wants to rid the world of evil Daimons
*OH AND SHE HAS A SMOKIN' HOT GUY!!!

So, my pal Momo over at Books Over Boys is the ALEX Advocate for the Tourney. In honor of the Tourney and being ALEX's Advocate, she will be giving away a copy of DAIMON, HALF-BLOOD, and (Pre-Order) of PURE!!!! WOOT WOOT!!! Head over to her blog for details! 





In addition to that awesomesauce, Jennifer Armentrout will reward us based on vote count. Here are the details:
250 votes: a teaser from Pure
500 votes: a teaser from Onyx
750 votes: a teaser from Pure and Onyx
1,000 votes: a POV from Daemon (Obsidian)

And that's not all.

1250 votes: a teaser from Seth's POV in Pure
1500 votes: a teaser from Shadows.
WINNING votes: a teaser from Pure, Shadows, Onyx, and Cursed

AND
And for every 1000 votes, JLA will give away an ARC of Pure, up to 6000 votes
- ARC will be given away on Twitter

Let's make this happen!!!!
We want a VICTORY!
Help us out!
ALEX fans spell it out
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!!!

To vote for ALEX in the Tourney, click on my VOTE ALEX button on the right!

December 29, 2011

Top Ten Characters of 2011



I am participating in this event hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicLisa from A Life Bound By Books , Rachel from fiktshun, and  Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books. It's been difficult to decide on just 10 for each category. Today is the Top 10 Characters of 2011. So many great characters to choose from! I have a few of my all-time favorites and some new characters that I've been introduced to this year. I'll start with the newbies! Here are my picks, not necessarily in order of favorites.


1. Marcus Hardy-He's such a great guy! I'm super excited that he gets his own book on 2012!

2. Beau Vincent-Spoon full of YUM!

3. Graham Douglas-Would marry him, if I didn't already have a husband!

4. Caleb-Love when he gets all protective!

5. Alex Moreno-Love the alpha male!

6. Carter-Could he be more adorable!

7. Tristan Archer-You want to not like him, but you can't help but fall in love!

8. Travis-pure sizzle

9. Cam-Absolutely love him in this new series!!!

10. Jackson-If you haven't met him yet, YOU MUST!!!!

Honorable mentions:
Seth-Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout
Tod-If I Die by Rachel Vincent
Callum-Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie
Dori-Good For You by Tammara Webber
Sydney-Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Haniel-The Ascended by Tiffany King
Claire-Last Breath by Rachel Caine
Enoch-Devour by Shelly Crane
Beckett-Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
Madly-Madly by M. Leighton




















December 28, 2011

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia Review

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia-Adult Contemporary Romance
Kindle format purchased on Amazon

Summary:
Livia McHugh is a grad student that rides the train everyday and night to and from school. She's friendly and smiles to everyone at the train station. Then she begins to take notice of a homeless man. He's always there and offers her a smile in return. Blake Hartt counts her smiles everyday. He's at the station to watch for Livia day and night. He lives for her smile. Blake believes that despite the pain from his past and his delusions of who is today, Livia can see the real him. This unlikely pair go through many obstacles to get to their happy place together. Between, overcoming the stigma of being homeless, crazy ex's, mental illness, and extremely dysfunctional families, Livia and Blake create a beautiful love story. 


My Take:
I've been fortunate lately to come across some really great reads. This was one of them. It's just so different. I LOVE that! On occasion when I read a book description, I think, "hmm...not sure about this." Then it becomes an all-time favorite. Blake and Livia's story was one of those for me. I really couldn't believe how they could find a way to live their love and overcome the issues of being homeless. They made it work and made it special. I think the overall story that the entire cast creates in excellent. I loved the supporting characters and felt that they could be strong leads in the story. Beckett is sooooo bad, but sooooo good too. There's just something about a really tough guy that's just hot! The ONLY thing I wasn't crazy about was the amount of violence at certain spots. It was a bit overdone and in my opinion the story didn't need to go that deep into the violence. Overall, I loved it and it will be a kept book in my personal library! For more information go to: Debra Anastasia. 5 out of 5 stars
This book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

Making You Mine (The Moreno Brothers 5) by Elizabeth Reyes Review

Making You Mine (The Moreno Brothers 5) by Elizabeth Reyes-MYA Contemporary Romance
Kindle format purchased on Amazon

Summary:
Salvador Moreno is the oldest of Moreno Brother's. He's smart, sexy, and always in control. Then he meets Graciela Zendejas. While looking for a chef's position, Grace thinks Moreno's would be a great place to help boost her career as a chef. The problem is, she's young and no one wants to take her seriously. She lands a job at Moreno's as a bartender. Sal isn't too happy about this, because he can't stop thinking about her. They give in to their attraction and start dating. Then for the first time in his life, Sal messes up big time.  As he and Grace get closer to their happily ever after, he has to decide if keeping the secret or coming clean is the best way to save his relationship with Grace. 


My Take:
As you all know, I love this series! I was so looking forward to Sal's story. He always seemed so serious in the other books. It was so great to see Sal come undone and find someone to love. His vulnerability was so sweet and he is just plain sexy. He's a strong alpha male without being overwhelmingly domineering. Grace was a sweetheart! She needed someone to love and trust and Sal was the perfect fit for her. You'll just fall in love with Sal during the "camp out" chapter! OH BOY!!!! I loved the epilogue! It made me miss all the brother's and makes me want to reread their stories! There is also a special story about Angel and Sarah at the end too, which made me melt! For more information go to: Elizabeth Reyes. 4 out of 5 stars
The entire Moreno's Brothers Series can be purchased on:
Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com



Top Ten Book Boyfriends of 2011


I am participating in this event hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicLisa from A Life Bound By Books , Rachel from fiktshun, and  Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books. It's been difficult to decide on just 10 for each category. Today is the Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011. This is a SUPER hard one for me, because I fall a little in love with all these yummy guys! Some pictures are the pics from the covers or what I think they look like. Here are my picks, not necessarily in order of favorites.

1. Dimitri Belikov-Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy) by Richelle Mead
2. James Stark aka Stark-Destined (House of Night) by PC & Kristin Cast
3. Shane Collins-Last Breath Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine
4. Aiden St. Delphi-Half-Blood (Covenant) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
5. Beau Vincent-The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
6. Zsadist-Lover Unleashed (Blackdagger Brotherhood) by JR Ward
7. Dank-Existence by Abbi Glines
8. Eric Northman-Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse 11) by Charlaine Harris
9. Graham Douglas-Where You Are (Between the Lines 2) by Tammara Webber
10. Travis Maddox-Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Honorable Mentions:
Tod Hudson-If I Die (Soul Screamers) by Rachel Vincent
Patch-Silence (Hush Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Mark-The Ascended (Saving Angels) by Tiffany King
Caleb-Significance by Shelly Crane
Daemon-Obsidian (Lux) by Jennifer Armentrout
Seth-Half-Blood (Covenant) by Jennifer Armentrout
Adrian-Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Adam-Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Alex Moreno-Always Been Mine (Moreno Brothers 2) by Elizabeth Reyes
and many many more!!!!














December 27, 2011

Top Ten Book Covers of 2011

I am participating in this event hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicLisa from A Life Bound By Books , Rachel from fiktshun, and  Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books. It's been difficult to decide on just 10 for each category. Today is the Top 10 Book Covers of 2011. There are so many beautiful covers to choose from and some really bad covers that have really great stories. So, my point is, don't always choose a book by it's cover! Here are my picks, not necessarily in order of favorites.

1. Accordance
2. If I Die
3. Silence
4. Anew
5. Half-Blood
6. Existence
7. Lover Unleashed
8. Where She Went
9. Unearthly
10. Blood Bound