July 30, 2009
Alright...I already can't sleep! I have SO much going on and like I announced in my previous post, I'm going to be taking on a ton of reviews, tours, guest spots, Q&As and Giveaways. And I'm trying to organize it all.
What I'm really thinking of as I'm in the middle of reading is that we only have ONE day left until I announce the BIG winner. We need just TEN more followers to make ONE HUNDRED (100 TH) FOLLOWERS and how AMAZING will that be when my next post is my ONE HUNDREDTH (100 TH) POST?
...I think NOT!!
I would like to thank all who participated, especially LIZZY BLEU, who will be doing a giveaway with me one per month! (***Round of Applause***) So, you'll have the chance to win something amazing from her monthly and GOD does she even package beautifully! A VERY talented lady! Thanks LIZZY BLEU, I love YOU!!
(Pssst...I'm not supposed to say anything yet, but I think she's going to be donating *gift certificates* to her shop monthly...that way, you can buy what you want) But...you didn't hear that from me! So what are you waiting for SPREAD THE WORD!! There's SO little time!!
Also, you're going to see a huge rise in reviews and giveaways and I hope you'll all participate in commenting and receiving FREE BOOKS! (including arcs and signed books as well)!
I hope it's been as much fun for you as it's been for ME!
KISSES ~ XXX
July 28, 2009
So, you're about to see A Lot more of ME! I've made a vow to try to renovate my entire blog! I know it's a lot of work, but I've been meaning to do it since I got sick and was in the hospital. Big Changes, Big Things...I need to try something different ... hence, the "Colossal Changes Here At The Castle"!
For both of us, these means MANY good things! More of what WE love! More Reviews, Guest Spots, Tours, Author Questions and Answers, Giveaways (In a BIG WAY), Contests and MUCH MUCH More!
***I need some help on ONE THING*** I know some of you are AWESOME at making buttons or helping with getting pictures for my ratings! I am NOT one of those people!
J. Kaye helped me with my "Crown/Tiara" rating picture. (AKA our ROYAL RATINGS, which I LOVE) and J. Kaye, being the person that she is volunteered to do it. She asked me what I wanted and I told her what that would be and Ta-Dahhh! She made it! But now, I need something different, I need halves and I would like the tiaras separate...maybe in a little box or something. Of course One (and a half) to Five! If you can do this for you, I would be will to compensate you in either money or a gift card. We'll talk about that! I may need a button too! But, the ratings is IMPORTANT ... So, think about who you know and email me @ IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(d0t)com! Please put in the regarding line "Your Rating Ratings". (Thank you in ADVANCE) I'll thank you later as well! If you'd like to see what the old one looks like it's the pink box on the side! I want to keep all the meanings and the crowns...I just need crowns free (not together) and I need halves ....also, I'd like to be able to see the words a little better! If you have questions, I'm here! (and desperately needing help)!
I have books to list for review that I've gotten in and the ones that I have up for grabs and all you have to do is FOLLOW ME....Here! And you want to know what? (come closer because I'm going to whisper it ....*all you have to do is press the "follow" button* HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! Oops SO sorry...I was a little excited! As my followers GO UP, so do the PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS! As of tonight, I am 26 people away from 100! Amazing! Now, if YOU can help me get those extra 26 people, the prize on the Royal Giveaway (which ends Friday, July 31st @ Midnight EST), will GO UP! OK? Deal? *Pinkie Swear*?
Also, I have TWO post left until my ONE HUNDREDTH POST (100Th)!! So, I will be celebrating that as well! One hundred Posts! I never thought it was possible! I hope you're as excited about these things as I am...because I don't know if I can handle all of this excitement alone!
I have two awards to list still that I was given by two different wonderful blogs and I will put up those awards as well (which equals 4 in less than two weeks!) YAY!
Thank you for that!
Hmmm...What else? Oh we'll have new ways to enter contests and giveaways and get new ways to get additional entries for jewelry, bookmarks, books and other gifts and Gift cards!
So it's totally worth it to follow! I'd like you to share in my growing process! You've been here all along!
That's ALL For Now!
Kisses ~ XXX
July 27, 2009
I just wanted to remind everyone to vote! vote! vote! That's right, it's that time of the year again where we, the book blogging community, can vote for the best of the best!
Here's the specifics posted by My Friend Amy on the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Site:
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Announcing the Second Annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week September 14-18, 2009
Last year over 400 blogs came together to celebrate the art of book blogging during the first ever Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am so pleased to announce that the second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place September 14-18.
WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week!
WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recogonizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways.
WHEN September 14-18, 2009
WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.)
WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you!
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Please help us spread the word about Book Blogger Appreciation Week by posting about it on your blog, stumbling this post, twittering about it, and telling everyone you know that it’s time to have a party and celebrate book bloggers!
Please register by filling out the registration form! Registering ensures your inclusion in the BBAW 09 Database of Book Bloggers and enters you into the drawing for the BBAW 09 Grand Prize!
Come back often as there will be many updates! And follow us on Twitter!
BBAW Award Nominations will open tomorrow, July 15 on the BBAW Awards Blog.
So what are you waiting for? Go sign up and VOTE for YOUR Favorite Blogs!
We only have until Friday (and I can't believe how fast it's coming) to get in entries for the Royal Giveaway!
Just a quick reminder, you can get an unlimited amount of points for TWEETS! Each Tweet is a (Plus TWO) All you have to do is just link back here and tell me!
Another way to earn THREE EXTRA POINTS is to BLOG about it somewhere...Your BLOG, FaceBook, MySpace, Where ever you'd like! Again, just link back here and tell me so you get your points!
Best of LUCK to ALL of YOU!
And Thanks for Following Park-Avenue Princess!
Kisses ~ XXX
July 25, 2009
Let me say that I am ALWAYS honored when my blog gets an award! That means that someone actually cares about MY blog and thinks that it's special in one way or another.
Today, I got an extra-special award...and it's from one of my favorite authors of Romantic Paranormals, Magic Realism, Young Adult Fantasy, Romantic Fantasy, Romantic Time Travel, Romantic Paranormal Thrillers and Vintage Romance ~ ALISHA PAIGE!
She has awarded me the "ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD" and I can't tell you just how honored I am! And it's now MY turn to pass this on to THREE (3) Blogs myself! And I am going to choose three Lovely Blogs that are NEW to ME:
Liz @ Book Lover
Shauna @ Book Giveaways
Alicia @ Confessions of A Book-A-Holic
Congratulations!! You all have Lovely Blogs!
Once, again, a very special Thank you to Alicia for nominating me! I am truly Honored! You should check out her books "Canyon Wolf Bride" and "Wooden Nickle" and "Voodoo Moon"!
Kisses ~ XXX
July 23, 2009
How exciting! I'm really getting the followers I wanted. And, the good news...we're almost to 100, which is the magic number to win BOTH the jewelry and the Gift Certificate to the book store of your choice. (Online or Otherwise) Or it could be Amazon and you can buy whatever tickles ya'!
OK..a few important things. I got over FIVE emails today asking *IF* they had to post under the sticky post to be entered. My answer and I feel bad about this is technically yes. Only because I have a huge ***IMPORTANT*** up that this is the actual post about the contest with all the rules and actual prizes. There are several of you who are posted under the first post and that may be, in part, my fault. I'm sorry if I confused you. So, if you have not moved your posts over (either by copying and pasting or just adding your +'s) then I will NOT penalize you because I kinda' feel responsible!
I'm going to be having a whole new format for giveaways, a BUNCH of new book reviews, and books to giveaway as well, in the upcoming month. I have about twenty-five books to giveaway...NO LIE! I am also going to continue to work with Lizzy Bleu for a monthly prize as well. Which I believe is going to be a gift certificate so you may buy what you'd like from her shop and the amount will depend upon YOU! (And how many followers PAP receives!)
OK back to questions. When does this contest end? That would be midnight on
July 31st EST. You have until then to enter! And get as many points as you can until then. Remember each tweet and post counts!
What do you win? Right now, gorgeous VINTAGE TYPEWRITER JEWELRY from LIZZY BLEU and her etsy shop! Next month's contest is going to have another cool feature where if you bought something from her shop, you will get extra points or if you buy something there you will earn them as well (Not necessary to enter monthly)!
If you can think of anything else that you need to know, please do not hesitate to contact me at IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com! Only ONE WEEK from tomorrow! SO let's DO this! We CAN reach 100 followers! Thanks to everyone for all of their help and cooperation for this contest!
KISSES ~ XXX
OK...Lizzy Bleu sent me pictures of somethings that she has made up for the giveaway. I have a bracelet or cuff links (because the winner could either be a Princess or a Prince) and I also have an absolutely adorable bookmark! Now, if I get to 100 followers, I will add a twenty dollar gift certificate to Amazon where you can buy what you want...if we get over that...there will be gifts added. I am going to keep this post on top (if I can ever figure out the sticky post deal) and I'm going to add pictures, and updates here. This contest will run from NOW until the very last Friday in July, which happens to be July 31, 2009 at midnight EST! Good Luck and Have fun!
IMPORTANT! You need to POST HERE! Your initial post counts as ONE!
IF you FOLLOW (by pushing the follow button) before the end of the weekend (Sunday, July 20th at 12 pm EST) you get PLUS 10! Any day after that (PLUS THREE)
IF you FOLLOW (me on TWITTER) before the end of the weekend (Sunday, July 20, at 12 pm EST) you get PLUS 5! Any day after that for this contest it will be (Plus TWO)
IF you SUBSCRIBE (by MAIL) before the end of the weekend (Sunday at 12 pm EST) you get PLUS 5! Any day after that for this contest wil be also a (Plus TWO)
Now, if you do these things (and you need to do at least one to qualify besides posting) after that date, you will get the above PLUS points for each one that you do...and REMEMBER it is NOT who has the most points, but who's name gets drawn, but obviously the more times your name is IN, the greater your chance! GOOD LUCK! This really is a great prize!
Now, if you POST about this on your blog with a LINK BACK (you will earn PLUS THREE per time)
Everytime you TWEET about this and LINK BACK (you will earn PLUS TWO)
If someone mentions YOUR name in their post then YOU get (PLUS TWO) for each person!
You can obviously EARN A TON of POINTS so for each POST...try to keep your own tally. I will be doing the same as I check the links!
As we get more followers, the gift certificates will go up! There is going to be one certificate to AMAZON and one to LIZZY BLEU's Etsy SHOP which is full of ADORABLE things!
I'm going to list the pictures of the prizes below and I am going to say that if we reach 100 followers, there will be a $25.00 gift certificate to AMAZON (to buy books or whatever else you'd like) to start off with. For every 50 people people after the first 100 you will be given a gift certificate to LIZZY BLEU'S Etsy Shop and I will add on to the AMAZON gift certificate as well!
Remember, this is about NEW and OLD friends enjoying each other's company and blogs! So have fun and spread the word!
Now for the beautiful gifts sent to me by Lizzy this morning!
Now those are just too cute!
If you have any questions PLEASE leave a comment below or feel free to email me at IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com!
We're almost half-way to 100! So, we're VERY close to the prize getting bigger!
KISSES ~ XXX
July 21, 2009
Rosemary And Rue
Author: Seanan McGuire
Date due out: September 1, 2009
Pre-Order @ Amazon
Are you serious? An Adult Fairytale? I got this book in today and immediately started reading it! And needless-to-say, I haven't been able to put it down, not even for a second! I LOVE IT!
I'll be back with my thoughts when I'm done, but if you click on "Seanan McGuire's" name above, it will take you to her website! And you can judge for yourself how fabulous this book looks!
But for now, here's a little from Seanan McGuire's Website:
Rosemary and Rue is the first book in the chronicles of October "Toby" Daye, a half-breed Daoine Sidhe and former street kid. Raised in the Summerlands, last of the true fae realms, she ran back to the mortal world when she was a teenager, looking for a life that she could call her own. Unfortunately for Toby, life is rarely simple for changelings, and her own talent for complicating things makes it impossible for her to disappear into the shadows. It probably doesn't help that she attracts trouble the way that candles attract moths, or that she's somehow managed to catch the eye of some of the most powerful people in the Kingdom of the Mists...
Rosemary and Rue is a modern urban fantasy set in both San Francisco and the varied Courts of Faerie. It's slated for publication on September 1st, 2009, and will be featured in the 2009 DAW Sampler, to be distributed at the San Diego International Comic Convention. The sequel, A Local Habitation, is slated for March 2010.
And THIS is from the back cover of the book:
The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas.
The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby is forced to resume her old position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.
Like I said, I can't put this book down and I'm already awaiting the sequel... I'm really THAT EXCITED! Thank you Seanan for giving me this wonderful opportunity to read and review this amazing book (that's perfect for me) in an ADVANCED READER COPY! I am truly honored!
Kisses ~ XXX
The Lost Sister
Author: Megan Kelley Hall
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Pub. Date: August 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
How long?: 272pp
I JUST got this one in and I can't wait to tear into it!
Here's the synopsis:
Sisters are born, not chosen…
Maddie Crane is grappling with the disappearance of Cordelia LeClaire, and trying to escape the grasp of The Sisters of Misery—an insidious clique of the school's most powerful girls, whose pranks have set off a chain of horrific events, and who have Maddie in their sights…
Beware the sister betrayed…
Now in a prestigious boarding school far away from her mysterious hometown of Hawthorne, Massachusetts, Maddie feels free from danger. But when an unmarked envelope arrives at her dorm containing a single ominous tarot card, Maddie realizes with terror that some secrets won't stay buried. Knowing she must return to Hawthorne—a town still scarred by the evil of the Salem witch trials—Maddie prepares to face the fears of her past...and the wrath of the sister she wronged...
I'll be back after I've read this one with my thoughts and review!
Until then...Keep reading, Follow Me and WIN!
KISSES ~ XXX
July 19, 2009
Oh how yummy! Ever want your very own Fairytale Ending? Well, now you can have one! My friend Shauna over at "BookGiveaways" aka "Trying To Stay Calm" is giving away a chance for you to win a box of your own Fairytale Brownies and do they ever look delicious! I can't think of a better way to end...well...ANYTHING! : )
KISSES ~ XXX
July 17, 2009
I've been getting A LOT of emails about the contest/giveaway and I'll try to answer a few of the most asked here and update a few things!
1. If you follow before the day that I actually put up the post with the list of prizes and how it is EXACTLY going to go that is a PLUS TEN for following before hand on the BLOG and a PLUS FIVE if you already follow on Twitter.
2. After the contest is posted, if you BLOG about it (that's a PLUS THREE) if you tweet about it (PLUS TWO) (I'm trying to decide if multiple tweets will count as a plus two each time or not still...only because of the amount of work. UNLESS, you keep track of your tweets by posting. That could work because I need a link obviously!
3. Who is it open to? Anyone! Yes, world-wide! So, let's have fun with this! It's about FRIENDS (OLD and NEW) and following and finding NEW Blogs!
4. Prizes ... My favorite! The winner is going to get a Bracelet done by LIZZY BLEU at her Etsy Shop. You can have it made like the one below or anyway you'd like (maybe, your name?) Like one of mine that I will picture below as well! Now...after we get 100 followers, for every FIFTY, I will add something...I'm thinking a gift-certificate to you favorite book store (or Amazon) and you may buy what you'd like! I'm also talking with Lizzy Bleu to see if she will also add an extra gift certificate to her shop for maybe $25, $50, or up to $100.00 depending on the amount of followers. Because I am doing the buying amount myself (except for the bracelet that LIZZY BLEU is making and donating which is a OOAK and VERY UNIQUE and ORIGINAL!) Sound good? So the more you spread the word and the more followers I get, the more prizes that are added on until the end of the month! I will make a sticky post soon with all the details and that is where you can start by making your initial post which is your first PLUS ONE.
5. If your name is in someone's post as the referral point, then that is also a PLUS for you!
I will keep putting updates here...if you're confused (and that's most-likely MY fault, no joke...lol OK, it's funny) than you can find your answers here. Just post the question or email me at IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com!
Have fun! That's it for now!
KISSES ~ XXX
THIS IS GOING TO TAKE ME A WHILE TO ADD UP EVERYONE'S PLUS POINTS WHEN THIS STARTS! SO, IF YOU KEEP TRACK AS WELL, AND KEEP IT IN YOUR POSTS, IT MAY BE EASIEST. BUT, THAT'S UP TO YOU!
Oh and don't forget to check out LIZZY BLEU'S Typewriter Jewelry and she's even going to make us a special BOOK MARK! : ) Lizzy Bleu...I love you!
July 16, 2009
So, I've been meeting a LOT of new people and been on SO many new blogs lately that it's hard for me to keep count! I LOVE my book bloggers and can't wait to show them a little appreciation.
OK...here's the deal so far. And this is just a sneak peek...the post will go up before the end of the weekend with ALL the details. Park-Avenue Princess would like to have some more "FOLLOWERS" following publicly on her BLOG and on TWITTER...both buttons are on the side along with a "subscribe" button for email! If you do all three you will get more entries to this contest and if you pass along the word by blogging or tweeting that is going to be two more entries (Plus THREE for each blog post and tweet) also, if someone new comes in and says that YOU sent them that is going to be a (Plus as well) I'm going to add this up for you and make it easier. The winner will be posted on the last Friday of the month. Which is the last day in July!
So, basically, all you have to do is follow...
What do you win?? That's going to be determined by the number of "followers" that I get. And the winner will be drawn randomly (But your name can be put in countless times). This may be a little confusing right now, but I will make it MUCH easier (PROMISE)in my next post about this....
The winner will get a bracelet like the one pictured below made out of genuine vintage typewriter keys. I own two of these and I've bought one as a gift as well. They are gorgeous and very well made! Lizzy Bleu is a very talented girl! You'll love her etsy shop! Actually, I think I am going to do something with Lizzy Bleu like this monthly as well she has an absolutely adorable etsy shop! If you get a free moment you should check it out...very cool! Anyway, these bracelets and things usually cost about $35.00) Now, if I reach 200 followers, I will also add a gift certificate from your favorite book store to buy what you'd like...I don't know how much that certificate will be yet, but I'll let you know. The amount will go up as I get followers...(every 50 after that) so at 250 the certificate goes up and then at 300 the certificate goes up and then 350 followers (I'm sure you get the point) I'm thinking it could go up to as much as a One Hundred Dollar Gift Certificate (that I will purchase myself...depending on the followers) But, I have to start it off lower...make sense? (God, I hope so...lol) and that is PLUS Lizzy Bleu's Bracelet and then a special gift from her shop for the winner as well if a LARGE number of followers is reached. I am even thinking about having a runner-up unless YOU all think there should be just ONE winner that takes ALL!
Here's a sample of the bracelet:
I'm looking for your voice in this one ladies and gentlemen (Speaking of the guys...you don't have to take a bracelet...she has very cute cuff links as well...or whatever else may catch your eye)!
So let me know what you think! OH and if you are already a follower and you comment on the post where I tell you too...you get PLUS 10 just for already being here! OK? So, if you get in BEFORE the post that's PLUS 10...(so, what are you waiting for??)
***ONE LAST THING...I NEED SOMEONES HELP WITH A "STICKY POST" ? How do I do it? I need to keep the contest on top until the end of the month once it's fully decided and posted! (And we all know I am SO NOT COMPUTER SAVVY! : )
That's all for now! Happy Reading!!
KISSES ~ XXX
July 15, 2009
Author: Brandon Ford
Publisher: Arctic Wolf Publishing
Available in Paperback and Ebook (Kindle)
This book was absolutely Phenomenal! Alyssa has made her living as a "Scream Queen" in low-budget B-Rated Horror Flicks on the big screen! She even had a HUGE following of fans that adored her...but this has all vanished just as quickly as it came and now Alyssa is out for blood! This time for REAL and she'll do anything to get back at anyone that's even remotely crossed her!
Brandon Ford's writing style is magical! It's very easy to read - yet takes you far into the depths of all that the characters are feeling. There were times that I felt I was right there in the very room where all of the action was happening! A page-turner in every sense of the word! (As a matter of fact, I was turning pages until 4 a.m.) No lie!
If you love thrillers, horror movies and gore galore, this is the book and the author for you! I can't wait to pick up Crystal Bay (even though it was written first)! Brandon is a Philadelphia local and a B-Horror movie lover himself! This book is sort of his tribute or "love letter" to his favorite scream queens in the business!
Here's the synopsis:
There are a lot of things Alyssa Peyton once had. She once had a prolific and lucrative career as a leading actress in a slew of low-budget horror films. She once had a loving relationship with her producer/director husband, Peter. She once had fans and a dedicated following. All of this has vanished in the blink of an eye. Now, Alyssa has acquired a serious problem with both substance and alcohol abuse. She possesses a strong sense of self-loathing that seems to intensify every day. She has also found a new friend in devoted teenage fan, Taryn. Watching her life crumble and deteriorate, Alyssa knows it is up to her to make things right. With the help of Taryn, she begins a string of brutal and sadistic murders, all in the name of a twisted form of retribution. It is up to an aging detective to stop them before the body count rises. But will Alyssa stop him first?
Sound good? IT IS! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE!
A SOLID FIVE (5) TIARA READ ~ WILL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER ON MY SHELF!
KISSES ~ XXX
Buy it on Amazon!
Alright everyone, are you ready for this one? I mean, I wasn't... I had to sit down. Then I needed a tissue and some water... Oh, I'm serious ... This is one of the BEST Giveaways I've seen!
Here's the deal! NATASHA over at MAW BOOKS BLOG is giving away a copy of Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" and guess what? It's SIGNED!! How cool is THAT!?! Now...you should check out Natasha's Blog it's SO Fantastic and I LOVE IT! But, be sure you really want to enter the contest because well...I'm feeling a little selfish and I want to win : )
Here's a blurb from Natasha's Blog about the giveaway!
"I’m thrilled to give away a signed copy of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, 2009’s Newbery Award winner and all around massively popular book by a massively popular author. I was able to pick up a copy of the book while at BEA a few weeks ago and rather then keep it for myself, I know many of you who would be thrilled to have it! So, it’s all yours!"
By "ALL YOURS" she means..."MINE"...lol
So, get ova there! Check it out! (The rest of her blog too! It's WONDERFUL!!
KISSES ~ XXX
I am SO excited I can hardly speak! (And for those of you that "know me" you know how unbelieveable that is!) Anyway, I was awarded The Humane Award by J.Kaye of J.Kaye's Book Blog - "Where Reading Takes Priority"!
Now let me just explain what this award is for. (as stated on J. Kaye's Blog)
The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. This award is to thank them for their growing friendships through the blog world.
I LOVE all of my "Followers" and hope to have more in the near future! But, if I have to go by comments alone, I am going to have to pass this award on to:
J. Kaye ~ J.Kaye's Book Blog
Trish ~ Hey Lady! Whatcha' Readin'?
Natasha ~ Maw Books Blog
Cheryl ~ Cheryl's Book Nook
Madeleine ~ Madeleine's Book Blog
Sheila ~ BookJourney
Wendy ~ Musing's Of A Bookish Kitty
Nymeth ~ Things Mean A Lot
And there really Are SO SO many more! Thank you all for making my blog grow a little bit each day! I appreciate it more than words can say!
That's All For Now! Keep on Reading!
KISSES ~ XXX
For those of you (like myself) that haven't yet gotten to read Michael Connelly's "The Scarecrow", This Book For Free is giving away a copy over at her blog! But hurry, the offer ends soon and there are a few ways to get optional entries!
I wish everyone luck! This is a very interesting and fun blog!
That's all for now! Keep Reading!
KISSES ~ XXX
I just wanted to make everyone aware (and I'm not sure why because if you win it, I'd like you to send it to me...) that Sheila over at Journey Through Books (which is a wonderful blog) is giving away a copy of ALVOR by Laura Bingham! So, if you'd like you're very own chance to win, stop on over and find out how!!
That's All For Now! Keep Reading!!
July 12, 2009
Yes, you absolutely read that title right! I found Thity-Eight FREE Kindle Books on Amazon yesterday while just peeking around! I know...I couldn't believe it either. Anyway, before I get into the list, I am going to say that while most of these books only have two things in common, (that they are free and that they are on Kindle), I think it's a great opportunity to find some new authors or try some books that I wouldn't normally try! So, if you're curious, there really isn't ANYTHING to LOSE! Not one of these books cost a single thing...so try and if you don't like...delete!
1. My Soul To Lose by Rachel Vincent
2. Worst Enemies/Best Friends by Annie Byant
3. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
4. Manifold:Time by Stephen Baxter
5. No Little People by Francis A. Schaeffer
6. Nurse Jackie on SHOWTIME
7. Kiss Me Again by Dee Torino
8. Zombie by Joely Skye
9. Serial by Jack Kilborn
10. Paranoia by Joseph Finder
11. For Love Of Mother Not by Alan Dean Foster
12. Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD! by Terry Brooks
13. Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith by John Jackson Miller
14. Elric: The Stealer of Souls by Michael Moorcock
15. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
16. The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready
17. Weapons of Choice (Axis of Time Book 1) by John Birmingham
18. Settling Accounts Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove
19. Kiss Of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel by Laura Adrian
20. Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
21. A Very Special Delivery by Lisa Goodnight
22. Once Upon A Cowboy by Linda Warren
23. Speed Dating by Nancy Warren
24. Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson
25. Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart
26. Irresistable Forces by Brenda Jackson
27. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding
28. Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
29. Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne
30. Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt
31. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
32. Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf
33. Price of Passion by Susan Napier
34. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child
35. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
36. Stranded with a spy by Lerline Lovelace
37. Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
38. Green Cost Cutting: Five Ways to Get Lean Now by Andrew Winston
Well, there they are! All thirty-eight just as promised! I hope you find at least ONE or more that you'll like! I have these waiting to be read and some finished! I would love for you to click the little button to the right and follow my blog OR you can sign up via mail (or both!) this will help in my upcoming giveaway! I hope you've enjoyed my list!
That's all for now! Happy Reading!
XXX ~ KISSES
July 11, 2009
Shauna over at "Book Giveaways" is giving away an adorable Bookshelf Lamp! I SO want to win this one! It really is THAT cute! It's perfect for the books I am now reading on my night stand! Good luck to everyone that enters and have a great time! Take your time looking around "Book Giveaways" she really does have an awesome blog with some really wonderful reviews! I love finding new blogs and making new friends and this one is certainly NO exception!
That's it for now!
XXX ~ KISSES
***UPDATE ~ I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY SHOCK AND JOY WITH EVERYONE! Out of TWO HUNDRED TEN PEOPLE Guess WHO won?? ME!!!!! THANK YOU SHAUNA!! I can't wait to get it!!
July 10, 2009
By: David Barrie
Published: John Law Media (U.K.)
Author's Site: Wasp-Waisted
The Following was taken from the author's site as a description of the above-entitled book! My review will follow as soon as I am done! This is just too good to wait and I wanted to get it out there!
A young model is found dead in a luxury hotel in Paris. A stunning photo of the scene features on the cover of the country's top-selling scandal sheet. It was delivered before the police found the body. In a city obsessed with images of perfection, the murderer's artistic talents are the object of much admiration.
It's Franck Guerin's first criminal case. Used to the murky world of national security, he has to learn to play by the rules. Not so easy when your only clue is the ultra-chic lingerie in which the victim was draped.
The fashion trail takes him into a universe of desire, deceit, beauty and profit. As the victims mount and the images roll in, Franck has to train his eye to spot the killer's signature. Not to mention whoever is collecting photos of him.
Wasp-Waisted : a crime novel set in Paris written by David Barrie and published by
John Law Media.
I am just about half-way through and I LOVE it! I will be back with my review...this looks like it's definitely going to be a "FIVE TIARA READ" !!
July 7, 2009
Hello Everyone! I'm back with three romance books that are new and free on KINDLE as of now. The softcover prices are pretty great on these as well! I hope you all enjoy these!
Irresistable Forces by Brenda Jackson
Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne
That's all for now!
KISSES ~ XXX
July 6, 2009
Author: Jack Kilborn
Format: Kindle and Sony Reader
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 7, 2009)
Author's Website: Jack Kilborn
Serial by Jack Kilborn is a thriller that is free to both Kindle and Sony Reader (as of now)! You may have read "Afraid" by the same author. It got wonderful reviews!
Just in case anyone is interested, here is the description of "Serial" ~
Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking? # 1: Don't go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy. # 2: Don't pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be raving nutcase. So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Nutcase #2? When two of the most twisted minds in the world of horror fiction face off, the result is SERIAL, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an "After School Special," SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides. Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, SERIAL is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other's opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psycho win.
Sounds like MY KIND OF READ! I LOVE THRILLERS! What's better than a thriller? A FREE THRILLER! SO, enjoy and HAPPY READING!
KISSES ~ XXX
I just want you all to keep in mind that when I post the "Free Kindle Books" through Amazon, they ARE or WERE free at that time. Unfortunately, I have NO say in the amount of time the books will be free for! There have been quite a few romance and thrillers/mysteries for free lately and I will try to list them as I find them!
KISSES ~ XXX
July 5, 2009
I am SO excited! I just wanted to share this information with all of my kindle (e-book reading) friends that Amazon has quite a few listed for free in their top 100 right now! As a matter of fact, I think there are THREE out of the TOP FOUR for FREE. So, here they are! I hope you enjoy them and I think I'm going to try to make this a regular post!
1. Paranoia by Joseph Finder
2. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
3. Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways by Traci Hall
I think I FINALLY figured out how to link things under words...if it doesn't come out the way I planned, I'm SO SO sorry! I'll have to list the name and then the WHOLE LINK next to it ... UNLESS, one of my book blogging friends could help me and show me how! If anyone does, I'd be FOREVER grateful if you share the secret and tell this not-so-computer-savvy-gal how!
That's it for now!!
KISSES ~ XXX
This month is going to be my first give-a-way with the typewriter jewelry. I'm going to let you in on HOW you can do that VERY SOON! I also have some GREAT BOOKS to giveaway as well! So stop by OFTEN!