July 29, 2008

RAVENOUS By Ray Garton

I can't tell you HOW excited I AM! Ray Garton sent me a copy of his newest book RAVENOUS! I've got SO much to tell you about RAY...like he wrote his first novel at the age of 19 for one. AND he's my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE WRITER! Has been since I was in High School. *Now I have to say this...there are scenes in his books that some may find offensive, so it's not for everyone, but I LOVE his writing and NOTHING will ever change that. I'm almost done with it, but for now, I'm so excited about it, I wanted to get word out in case anyone else wanted to give it a try.
Here's what Publisher's Weekly had to say about Ravenous:
A serial rapist is on the loose in the sleepy California town of Big Rock, and sheriff Farrell Hurley's secretary is the latest victim. When a self-proclaimed werewolf hunter named Daniel Fargo comes into town claiming that Big Rock has an infestation of the creatures, Hurley thinks the man is insane, until the eviscerated corpses and attacks by large animals start in earnest. For Garton, lycanthropy is an STD, spread mostly through rape, that runs rampant through a small town fraught with affairs and intrigues. His werewolf is a terrifying creature: not a remorseful, helpless cursed human but a homicidal beast driven by a dual urge to breed and feed. Hurley is a sheriff to root for, and Garton's well-paced horror novel reworks the werewolf myth to great effect. (Apr.)
I have to say that throughout my life he's scared the daylights out of me and that is SO hard to do! So if you're remotely interested, I say give him a try. Live Girls, Pieces of Hate and a lot of his others are not oop and they are all good. I THINK. I'll leave it up to you.
That's all for now. Hope you've had a happy weekend of reading!
XXX - Kisses

July 28, 2008

Park-Avenue Princess' Blog Has Been AWARDED!

OK...I'm still speechless and for those of you who really know me, you know it's hard to do! My blog has been awarded this beautiful blog by not ONE but TWO of my good friends. Cheryl from Cheryl's Book Nook and I'm going to leave you her link for those of you who aren't familiar with her blog. Cheryl's Book Nook That's it! The other friend of mine is Breeni and she has a Wonderful Blog as well! They're both on my daily stops. Make them yours too. Be kind and leave them a comment! Here's Breeni http://breenibooks.blogspot.com/ and that's her blog BreeniBooks.com SO a BIG *HUG* and a HUGE THANK YOU to YOU BOTH.

Now, the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

And here are my SEVEN choices in NO particular order:

1. FIZZY THOUGHTS! Fizzy Thoughts


3. Hey Lady, Whatcha Readin'? Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?

4. A High and Hidden Place A High and Hidden Place

5. Tings Mean A Lot things mean a lot

6. J.Kaye's Book Blog J. Kaye's Book Blog

7. Musings of A Bookish Kitty Musings of a Bookish Kitty

THANK YOU AGAIN!! I LOVE YOU ALL! This made my day! The hospital is so gloomy and it's so nice to know that people are thinking about me and praying for me!



July 27, 2008

I am Speechless right NOW!

which is HARD FOR Me...those who know me, would agree! I've been nominated for an award, not once, but twice...yes, TWO of my good friends CHERYL from Cheryl's Book Nook and BREENI of BREENI BOOKS! Thank you both...I feel so unprepared and I don't know what to say, so tomorrow I will reveal my gorgeous award, the rules, my picks and A BIG THANK YOU....TWICE!

XXX - Kisses


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YAY!! YAY!! Bookish Ruth is having her first contest and TWO (no that's not a misprint) TWO lucky winners will get to win her ARCS of ERIC VAN LUSTBADER's FIRST DAUGHTER!

How exciting for RUTH! I'm going to send you to the contest spot and you stop by and share some hugs and love and tell her that *I* sent you and then find out OTHER ways you can keep getting entries!
So, good luck to everyone that wants to participate...including me (Because I have none) and here is your LINK! Bookish Ruth: First Giveaway: First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader. OK, so now you have the link, GO WIN!
That's it for now!

The Princess

Show ME your Tan Lines...

well...because I don't have any! woo-hoo baby! NO get your minds out of the gutter. I'm still in the miserable hospital awaiting my second surgery, but my very sweet, dear and caring friend CHERYL at CHERYL'S BOOK NOOK, is having a contest for a book and the name of this book is yes, YOU GUESSED IT! "Tan Lines".

SO, head on over to Cheryl's blog. It's full of reviews, interviews and contests and of course you will need the link, which I will give you, and be kind, LEAVE A COMMENT! She's really sweet!

Here it is...I'll give you the contest page and everything! You go find out how to get the MOST entries. Not more than mine though. OK? Good! Here you go ... and try not to stay too long, her blog is
XXX - Kisses
That's all for now!


NOT MY BLOG NAME...But then again THERE IS AN AWESOME GIVE-A-WAY going on there....wanna' know? huh? huh? Weeelllllllllllllllllllllll, I suppose I can share the news with a couple of hundred friends....lol

ALL you have to do to get the directions is visit Giveaway: The Gargoyle « So many books, so little time… OH AND SEE...Ugh, I did it wrong, I was going to keep you in suspense and not tell you what book it was yet. Well, it's an ARC of "THE GARGOYLE" by Andrew Davidson that was given through the E.R. Program by Library Thing! An awesome way to get Arcs and new books out MONTHS before they're on the shelf, just like the one above.

So, what are you still standing here reading this for?? HOP on over to SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME and find out ALL the details on how to win! OH and say the *I* Sent You!

That's it for now!

XXX - Kisses


July 17, 2008

Ol Red Bard QUILT Give-A-Way

Win a quilt at www.oldredbarnco.blogspot.com

OK...DANA at Red Barn is giving away a gorgeous quilt that I would do anything to win. You must hurry if you want to enter...you must leave a comment by July 22nd and yes, there are other ways to win...one is even for FIFTY MORE CHANCES - NO that's NOT a Misprint ... (I can't do it because I can't video at the hospital) But good luck to all of you that can. I am going to link back for the five extra chances ... it's really GORGEOUS...you have to go and see it. It's right here ... Old Red Barn Co.: Win this quilt! and just follow the instructions! Good luck to all!


That's all for now!


Well, they've decided that I'm still too weak for my next surgery that they had planned and I've been getting SO many emails and calls from all of you that I wanted to let you know that I am fine, just weak and fighting, because that's what I've got!

When I'm stronger, it will be planned and you will know, PROMISE! SO many great contests going on, which I will be back to tell you about and if you'd like a number where you can reach me, just email me at IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com!

There are some of you that I have things for and WENDY, I didn't forget that you won, way back when ... it will be coming I PROMISE and I will email you as soon as I can, or email me so that I have your email. J.Kaye, I have a couple things for you and I believe I have your address and IF NOT, I will bother you for it again. Trish and Sandy Ellen Patsy, I think you've been MY BIGGEST FAN through all of this! LADIES and GENTLEMEN, Sandy Patsy is the Author of The Power of Pussy so, if you haven't read this yet, You can look back to my interview or email Sandy at SandyEllenPatsy@aol.com and she will answer any questions you have if you've read the book or about the book. Her Interview should be up this weekend for questions and answers! Sandy Patsy is now 63 and wrote a HOT book all about her torrid love affaid with Peter...it's got it's ups and downs and things and Positions I can hope I can get in at that age! *SEE ANOTHER OUTLOUD THOUGHT*...they get me into trouble usually, but Sandy Patsy is on SWEET and GENEROUS lady. She did something AMAZING FOR ME, which she deserves to be thanked for publically and I was actually threatened by another author that was running a contest and when I won and she didn't give me the prize, I was told I couldn't use our conversations or tell the whole blog-o-sphere what happened. It was a threat. SANDY PATSY came to help and did so much for me and still does when I'm down. AS DO SO SO SO SO SO many of you!

It's also been kind of a busy week. I've gotten in some great books for review, I will share those with you as soon as I feel a little bit better, later on today and for some reason, I can only get on at certain times. The internet is horrible here so I will be on and off when I can!

A couple of quick contests, J.Kaye has some really TEMPTING BOOKS THAT ALL WENT IN MY TBB PILE (that's to be bought...for those of you who are slow with my book LIN-GO. Here's the link to that HAPPY Girl's Blog...and don't listen to tyrant J.Kaye, believe me, there is NO SUCH THING... So if you want A whole LOT of fun...skip on over to J. Kaye's Book Blog!

An AMAZING contest that TRISH is having on her blog Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? Now, IF you know TRISH and I'm sure most of you do, she's the beautiful one always laughing with something nice to say about everyone...and then she throws in her potty humor and her "DUDE I AM NOT EVEN KIDDIN'"! OK Well that's how she starts this contest and DUDE I AM NOT EVEN KIDDIN', it's SO WORTH IT....so here are my girl Trish's DIRECT WORDS ABOUT HER CONTEST, YES, THERE ARE MORE WAYS TO WIN, YOU have to go and see to find out more than this!!

"Hachette Book Group USA is doing a Summer Reads Giveaway and wants to give away 14 books. For up to FIVE people. Doing the math…five times four is twenty, carry the two….that’s SEVENTY books they’re willing to part with. And send to you. For free. And all you have to do is comment here. More on your entry possibilities below.

There’s true crime, fiction, historical fiction, memoirs, romance, thrillers…click on the link to the book to get a synopsis."

Tell ME THAT CONTEST ISN'T the best ONE ALL Summer!! So go check it out...but don't get too close to those books...I'm going to win...(ahem) I mean congratulations ALL!


That's ALL for now!