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Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Giveaway: Pack of Lies and $25 Amazon Gift Card

In honor of the Circle of Lies blog tour starting tomorrow authors Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are giving away a e-book copy of Pack of Lies, the first book in the Red Ridge Pack series and a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 
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Book Description:
The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams.

Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.

Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate.   a Rafflecopter giveaway  
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Booking Through Thursday: On Loan

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
Do you lend your books? Are any out on loan right now? Do you have any that have been loaned to you? Do you put a time limit on these? Do you think people should make an effort to read the loaned book quickly?

     Majority of the books that are reviewed on here are well... borrowed. From the library. Though, on my side of the world, I don't borrow books unless I trust that you're responsible enough to give it back, so there's none being loaned *o*
     As for reading a loaned book quickly, I honestly don't mind how long you take, though if it's more than 2 months and I don't see it back, I don't think I'll be a happy camper. But at least don't let it sit there forever and not read it. The book's going to feel really lonely by then ;)

~Happy Reading
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday: Etiquette and Espionage

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
Expected Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Link: Goodreads
From Goodreads:

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.

What's your pick for the week?

~Happy Wednesday!


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Book Blitz: Chosen by Kristen Day

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Today is the release day of the third and final installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, Chosen!

CHOSEN6Title: Chosen (Daughters of the Sea 3)
Author: Kristen Day
Publisher: Self Published
Blurb:

The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.

After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.
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Teaser Tuesday: Snow White Blood Red

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and altered by Laurynne at Coffee, Books & Lipgloss. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "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 Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(3% on Kindle*)


     He told me that you wanted to tone the stories down so children could sleep better at night, instead of having nightmares about the Queen who sought to eat her daughter’s heart and liver.
     Shame on you, Wilhelm.
*Snow White Blood Red is between Locations 1-500 in The Grimm Diaries Prequels 1-6.


What's Your Tease?

~Happy Tuesday!


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Sunday, January 27, 2013

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The Sunday Post ~ 11

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the 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. 
     I think I'm going to drive myself insane with the internet connection one day. Or maybe just become a Grumpy Cat minion. Or even a Y U NO meme.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

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Review: Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer


The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #5
Author: Heather Brewer
Released Date: September 21, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

It all comes down to this.

Vlad’s running out of time. The Elysian Council has given him weeks to live, and that’s if the Slayer Society doesn’t kill him – along with all the citizens of Bathory – first. Then there’s the issue of Vlad’s father, who may or may not still be alive after all these years, and oh yeah, that tiny little detail in the Pravus prophecy about Vlad enslaving Vampirekind and the human race. So much for college applications.

In this epic finale to Heather Brewer’s heart-stopping Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, dark secrets will be revealed, old friends will become enemies, and warm blood will run cold. Just be careful it isn’t yours.

~Quoted from Cover Flap

     It's been awhile since I last read the series (read: last year) so I'm pretty vague on details (I know. It's sad that my memory details are so vague. On an awesomous vampire series. But I know enough where I can at least know almost all of what's going on the last one :)) on the finale. And now that I've read the series, I think I see why my friend actually gushes over the series (imagine my poor ears after hearing it in Book Battle 24/7 last year - well, not exactly 24/7).
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Booking Through Thursday: Soundtrack

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
Do you ever try to pair music with the book you’re reading? Play the movie soundtrack while reading the original book? Find mood music that fits with your story?

     Hardly ever. I kinda find music a bit distracting for me to read, unless it's classical. Although sometimes... I might try to pair music with the book I'm reading. With a lot of epic fails, of course. :p

~Happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Madman's Daughter

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Expected Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Link: Goodreads
From Goodreads:

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

What's your pick for the week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Teaser Tuesday: Telling Christina Goodbye

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and altered by Laurynne at Coffee, Books & Lipgloss. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "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 Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(pg. 111 of 240)

     "I don't think so," Tucker said. "They were acting like jerks but I slowed down just like Cody asked, so as not to egg them on. No... it was an accident, pure and simple."







What's Your Tease?

~Happy Tuesday!


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Sunday, January 20, 2013

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The Sunday Post ~ 10

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the 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. 
     The Sunday Post is officially a double digit on Bookwyrming Thoughts. ^_^ Not much has gone on this week, besides a busy week on the blog (that's not bad at all, lol) and another full boring day of shopping. Of course, a short time became well... hours.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Review: Marking Time by April White


The Immortal Descendants #1
Author: April White
Released Date: October 31, 2012
Publisher: Corazon Entertainment

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything... a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family.  But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England.  He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time. 

Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past.  But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.
~Quoted from Author
Disclaimer: I received this book from the author for free in an exchange for a honest review. This does not influence my review in any way.

     About 2 months ago, I was asked by the author to read and review her first novel, Marking Time, the 1st book in the Immortal Descendants series. I was a bit hesitant to read it at first, but after a bit of browsing around on her website and reading a sample from Amazon, I decided why not? I did need to expand my reading horizons a bit.... (the only time travel book series I've ever heard of but haven't read was Blast to the Past series...)
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Booking Through Thursday: Winter

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
It’s the depth of winter here where I live right now … what books do you like to read when it’s snowy and white? What books do you read to evoke a real feeling of winter (good or bad)?

     I read something about summer, lol. Or anything really. Just grab a blanket and hot chocolate with marshmallows and then "hibernate" until it's warm again. :3
     As for getting a book to read to evoke a real feeling winter... I end up judging the cover to see if it's winter-like, along with the title and synopsis. (Sad that I judge the cover due to winter, lol. I generally don't though :))

~Happy Thursday!


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Cover Reveal: Justice and Blood & Gold by Rhiannon Paille

Check out the cover reveal for Justice by Rhiannon Paille!




The Ferryman and the Flame #2
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Link: Goodreads

How far would you go to destroy yourself?

Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.



Designer Credits:
Art by Marc Wolfe (www.marcwolfeart.com) / Typography by Frankie Rose

And check out the cover reveal for Blood & Gold also by Rhiannon Paille!


The Ferryman and the Flame #2.5
Author: Rhiannon Paille
Release Date: June 2013
Link: Goodreads

This is JUSTICE from the villain's POV. 

The Daed are pawns to one of the most powerful members of the Valtanyana. Crestaos is insane, his hunger for the Flames insatiable. The closer the Daed get to achieving his goal, the more expendable they become.



Designer Credits:
Art by Paragraphic Designs / Typography by Rhiannon Paille

Author Bio
Rhiannon Paille

     Rhi was never a normal girl. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. She's married to a chef/comic book shop owner and has a fondness for architecture. She frequents twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know her you should visit her site: www.yafantasyauthor.com

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~Happy Reading!


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Giveaway: Morrigan by Laura DeLuca

Morrigan Giveaway

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Author Laura DeLuca is giving away an amazing swag pack for her upcoming blog tour in February!

Title: Morrigan
Author: Laura DeLuca
Pages: 320
Book Description:
Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

Here is what you can win:
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     A signed print copy of Morrigan, wooden jewelry box, Morrigan's Enchantment bath salts created by The Sister's Elemental, sage smudge stick, three rough crystal points, a green polished crystal pendant, a pewter triquetra pendant, and a gift set of incense with a leaf shaped incense burner. a Rafflecopter giveaway
~Happy Reading!
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Waiting on Wednesday: The Archived

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Publisher: Hyperion
From Goodreads:

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

What's your pick for the week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Blog Tour: The Homeschoolers - Excerpt


Welcome to Bookwyrming Thoughts stop on The Homeschoolers: The Ballad of Squirtina Blog Tour!

Title: The Homeschoolers - The Ballad of Squirtina
Author: Henry Circle
Blurb:
"Life is too big to squeeze into a weekend." That's what "half-heathen" public school misfit, Christina Begoni, learns after a bout of Spanish class diarrhea has her escaping into the arms of a holy-rolling homeschool group. With her mustachioed, evil genius brother and cute redneck bully in tow, Christina joins innocent homeschoolers, Sunny and David on a hilarious and often gripping adventure on the Mississippi River. Experience the thrill and romance of the never-ending weekend with The Homeschoolers.

Buy links: Amazon | Smashwords
Links: Website | Facebook | Blog

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Teaser Tuesday: Twelfth Grade Kills

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and altered by Laurynne at Coffee, Books & Lipgloss. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "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 Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(pg. 233 of 325)


     "Vlad," Joss sounded out of breath as he flung himself into the room. His skin was also disturbingly pale and small beads of sweat clung to his brow. "I have to talk to you. Now. Alone."





What's your tease?

~Happy Tuesday!
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Monday, January 14, 2013

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Blog Tour: The Circle of Tivedon - Excerpt

Tour Sign-Ups: The Circle of Tivedon by Ryan Shorten
Author Ryan Shorten has stopped by today with an excerpt from his novel, The Circle of Tivedon!
Excerpt:
   Shooting stars began to cloud his vision and the edges grew dark. As the blackness grew, Jayl’s last thought was of his mother. Suddenly, the excruciating pain lessened. For a moment Jayl thought he was finally dead, but then he noticed he could still see the burning eyes. Somehow, for some unknown reason, the beast was loosening its grasp. Its thunderous laughter continued as the thick claws released their hold. He floated momentarily before beginning to fall. With his last vestige of strength, he braced for the impact. But his tension soon changed to confusion as the sensation of falling continued long past the few feet he’d expected before the hard ground would rise up to meet him. As if through a long dark tunnel, Jayl plummeted, watching the cold dead valley retreat above him until it was just a tiny pinprick of light. “Rimyaroth,” his mind screamed, and then the blackness swallowed him completely.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

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The Sunday Post ~ 9

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the 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. 

     Call me negative, but it's been a pretty gloomy last few days. Talk about raining a lot. Not that it's bad. (Now I'm just hoping for snow. The anticipation.)
     Does anyone mind if I annoy my internet connection majorly? :p Might be a risk to my blogging, but it's pretty frustrating. I also feel sorry for those blogs that my internet apparently duplicated comments at... T_T You can say I was staring at the internet the entire time fuming in frustration. And facepalming. Majorly. I'm pretty sure mom nearly had steam coming out of her ears when the newspaper didn't load. (The perks of having a Kindle App: you read. While glaring at the internet signal. And then go *o* when it works again.)
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

     *jaw drop (is it possible for a jaw to drop to the floor? o-o)* WOW. Awesomous way to start off the new year and this blog has only been around since November 2nd of last year! *o* It's also my first time to be a part of it, so bear with me while I struggle with this, lol.
     First, I would like to thank Charlie at Charlie, Coffee and a Good Book for nominating me. I don't really know why, but I really appreciate it. ^_^ You can find her on her blog: Charlie, Coffee, and a Good Book. You can also find her on GoodreadsTwitter, Facebook, and Google+.
     I guess I should probably also thank 2 other people for nominating me, but you can pull the blame on me (well, my internet because it wasn't working) for not posting it earlier. Lol. So also thanks to Athina at Between My Lines and Beth at Curling Up with a Good Book for the nomination. I felt like I had to mention them with at least a thank you since I won't be answering their questions and will be answering Charlie's instead. :)
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Booking Through Thursday: Gifts

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Booking Through Thursday.
It’s my Dad’s birthday today, which makes me wonder … do you like to give books as gifts?
I’m usually torn. I love giving and sharing books, but it can be hard. The giftee can be difficult to please, or you don’t know what they’ve read (or what they thought of books they have read). Even people who love to read and love to get books can be hard to gift books to … so, does that make you pause and reach for the neckties or DVDs or sweaters … anything BUT a book at gift-giving time? How do you feel about getting books yourself? Are you picky or easy? (For the record, I’m told I’m VERY hard to buy for, even though I’ll read just about anything … go figure.


     I don't usually give books. Unless they love reading like myself and are totally cool with getting books. I'm also a hard person to gift books to. I hardly get gifts (we don't exactly have much holidays and birthdays aren't exactly important. Except for certain ages). But when I do (and I get books) my mom always (and I mean always) tend to go out of my reading range. (I mean, come on! An adult mystery book for a 10 year old? *facepalm* And here she claims she knows everything about me. The adult books beg to differ). I prefer Teen or higher Middle Grade (which has been told... millions of times... and I get a lecture), and I guess you can say that's the only thing I don't mind getting from BookLand. Call me picky, but this is a teen speaking... and she doesn't like adult books (Of Course!).

~Happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday: Cinders & Sapphires

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Expected Release Date: January 22, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
From Goodreads:

One house, two worlds...

Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen, has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada.

For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept.

Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.

What's your pick for the week?

~Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Blog Tour: Scarlet Woods - Excerpt

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Author Brooke Passmore has stopped by today with an excerpt from her new book Scarlet Woods!

Title: Scarlet Woods
Author: Brooke Passmore
Publisher: Self Published
Blurb:
Past, future, and love all exist in the door through time.

Modern and independent seventeen year old Morgan Westbrook thought she had seen all there was to her home town of Scarlet, Georgia, but one day while walking in the woods behind her house she discovers a mysterious door masked behind the trees. After admiring the door’s timeless beauty she walks through its entrance to venture into more woods, but what she doesn’t know is that the door is a gateway through time that takes her back to the year 1863 during the days of the Civil War in Scarlet.

Without knowing that she had traveled back in time, she stumbles upon Danny Carson, an attractive young man who is appalled to see that Morgan is wearing skimpy modern clothes instead of a nineteenth century dress. Although they find each other completely different than anyone they’ve ever known, they cannot help but feel drawn to one another. After spending time in another century, she discovers that she's time traveled back to the year 1863 and that the door took her there. For months she and Danny journey back and forth through the door to experience the joys of traveling to both of their centuries. When dilemmas of unwanted marriage, slavery, and war are thrown at them, they must face the perils that time travel has delivered them in both the future and the past.

Excerpt:
     March 14, 1863, Danny Carson was riding his black horse underneath the budding trees of the woods. He heard the crackle of rushing water hit against the pebbles and sharp rocks in the creek as the orange sun descended from the face of Scarlet, Georgia.
     Winter had disappeared and Danny was thrilled. He hated winter; it was always a cold and lifeless season. Dull brown trails and naked branches weren’t a welcoming atmosphere, but now since spring had finally arrived, color had returned to the trees. Spring brought out so much greenery and life in the woods with its ivy spiraling up trunks, weeds and wild flowers blooming at tree roots, and the sun tanning the leaves while birds zipped through the branches.
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Teaser Tuesday: Marking Time

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "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 Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
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     He nodded. Our stride was almost exactly the same as we walked and I noticed I was almost his equal in height. I guessed he was probably tall for the times because I’m about 5’10”, tall for a modern teenager but positively gargantuan for one in 1888.




What's Your Tease?
~Happy Reading!
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

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The Sunday Post ~ 8

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the 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. 
     As much as I want to make a parody of "Friday" and replace it with "Sunday" I'm not going annoy everyone's ears (I'll also fail at it probably). I'm also not exactly envious anymore... it's pretty much most people's last day of break so... *o* I guess you can say I'm "Yellow with Envy."
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