July 31, 2009

7/31 Book Giveaway List 2

Read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare for free here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Making Sense of the Dollar by Marc Chandler here.

Terra's Book Blog is giving away Just Food by James E. McWilliams here.

Popin's Lair is giving away Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark here.

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Giveaway: Stand The Storm by Breena Clarke

Full Description (taken from here):

Even though former slaves Annie Coats and her son Gabriel have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice--to the extent that Annie secretly recalls her days on the plantation with fondness. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives--with Gabriel, a tailor, producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians, and Annie, a seamstress and laundress, catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes--is supposed to be a safe haven, a "promised land" for former slaves, but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people. In fact, the city's own emancipation efforts in 1862 serve only to compromise the Coats family's status, putting Gabriel's three young daughters (each of them born free of free parents) at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses' former master. The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses rise their daily battles--as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist other former slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they struggle to love each other enough--is what fuels this novel and makes its tragic denoument so devastating.




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Giveaway: A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

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Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala.

Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.

Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make this her newest summer bestseller.




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7/31 Book Giveaway List

This Book for Free is giving away The Target: Love, Death and Airline Deregulation by J.R. Hauptman here.

Pink Lemonade of Life is giving away The Emotional Stimulus Plan here.

Download a free copy of Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning before August 18th here.

Play the Storm Cycle interactive game based on Iris Johansen's book here.

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Interview & Giveaway with Rachel Vincent




Hello all my lovely readers! I've got a special surprise for all of you. Can you guess what it is? Huh, can ya? I guess if you read the title of this post you already know. I'm super excited about this because I am a HUGE Rachel Vincent fan.

Rachel is the author of the Shifters series and the Soul Screamers series.

First I want to say thank you, Rachel, for giving me the opportunity to ask you these questions:)


When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?


Um... I've always wanted to be a writer, but I didn't realize I might be able to make a career of it until I started my first novel, in May of 2004. I haven't looked back since.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

I think working parent/writers are my biggest inspiration. If people juggling full time day jobs and full time family commitments can still find time to write, and to write well, there's absolutely no reason that I can't. Or that anyone else can't, given the determination.

How do you create your characters?

I've found that they develop a lot with each text, based on what they're going through. The events and their decisions change people in books, just as in real life. So really, my characters are developed, at least in part, by the worlds they live in. By what's expected of them, and whether or not they rise to the occasion.

Are they based on real people?

No. Never. I don't feel like I have the right to write about real people, and I'd hate for someone I know to come off in an unflattering light in a book, and be offended. My characters are fiction, pure and simple.

If you could trade places with anyone, past or present, real or fiction, who would it be and why?

Truly, no one. I'm happy where I am in my life and wouldn't trade it for anything. ;-)

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have 3 items, what would they be and why?

Something to write with, something to write on, and some form of shelter. The necessities, you know. ;-0

If you couldn't be a writer anymore, what would be your second career choice?


I taught 9th grade English for a short while before becoming a writer, and I have a huge respect for teachers. So that would be a slim possibility. But there's a lot less creative freedom in that line of work. Other than that, I don't know! Guess I better make sure this writing thing pans out, huh? ;-)

What is your favorite kind of food?

Oh, I love junk food. Popcorn, hot wings, french fries dipped in honey mustard. But I can't afford to eat like that very often, so that's how I tend to celebrate things. Rarely. ;-) As for music, I have very eclectic tastes. Everything from 80s hair bands to Pink, to Papa Roach. I treally depends on what I need to feel like at that moment.

What hollywood hunk makes you drool?


Well, most of the new crop of male stars are to... how should I say this? They're too small and pretty for my tastes. I'd rather have a man with strong, unconventional looks than with a pretty face and too thin physique. Going on looks alone (which I hate to do, but I don't actually know any movie stars personally), I prefer builds like Vin Diesel and John Cena.

What is one thing that your fans would be shocked to know?

Um... I think the answer I gave above might do that. ;-) Other than that, I'm a very picky eater. I don't like most vegetables. At least, not cooked ones. I eat a lot of fresh greens, but I hate brocolli, green beans, asparagus, carrots, canned peas and corn, etc... And I don't eat much red meat, unless it's in a burger. How's that for shocking? ;-)

I'm afraid that's as weird as I get. ;-)

Thanks for having me!

Check out Rachel's site here.

Look for my review of My Soul To Take tomorrow.

Read My Soul To Lose for free here.

Rachel has been kind enough to offer a copy of Prey for two lucky readers.

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Release Party, Chat and Contest with Author Rita Herron


July 29, 2009

7/30 Book Giveaway List

5 Minutes for Giveaways is giving away Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark here.

The Book Smugglers are giving away The Eternal Kiss by Karen Mahoney here.

Pink Lemonade of Life is giving away Yoga Sutra here.

Seductive Musings is giving away Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks here.

Ramblings Of A Teenage Bookworm is giving away Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins here.

7/29 Book Giveaway List 4

Royal Reviews is giving away Dying For Mercy by Mary Jane Clark here.

Literary Escapism is giving away Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black here.

Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews is giving away The Vampire's Seduction by Raven Hart here.

Trisha's Book Blog is giving away Tall Tales and Wedding Veils here.

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7/29 Book Giveaway List 3

Bibliophiles 'R' Us is giving away The Diary of Cozette by Amanda McIntyre here.

Curious Villager is giving away American Libre by Raul Ramos y Sanchez here.

Curious Villager is giving away Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction here.

Curious Villager is giving away The Divorce Party here.

Yankee Romance Reviewers is giving away Goddess of The Hunt by Tessa Dare here.

Find out which Twilight character you are here.

7/29 Book Giveaway List 2

The Story Siren is giving away Shiver & Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater here.

Win Cleopatra's Daughter or Blood Promise here.

There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books is giving away 3 prize packs here.

Book Junkie is having a Hot Summer Nights Contest here.

The Book Resort is giving away Prophecy of the Sisters here.

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7/29 Book Giveaway List

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Solemate by Lauren Mackler here.

Today's Adventure is having a birthday giveaway here.

Today's Adventure is giving away The Unexpected Gift by Michell Bulmer Atha & Meghan Gonzales Wager here.

BookWorming in the 21st Century is having a Big ALA contest here.

BookWorming in the 21st Century is giving away Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins here.

July 28, 2009

Awards

Kristi from Books and Needlepoint has given me the Humane Award. This touches my heart because I try my best to be a good person and do the right thing. Thank you Kristi, I really appreciate this award.

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.



Here are the bloggers I have passed this award on to:
Slice Of Life
Love Me Some Romance
Libby's Literary Library
So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Marta's Meanderings

Thank you to Ann Marie from NATS who has given me the following award:


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The Heartfelt Award:

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when your relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside.

Rules:
Put the logo on your blog/post.
Nominate up to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.
Be sure to link your nominees within your post.
Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.
Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

Books and Needlepoint
The Shewbridges of Celebration, FL
Morbid Romantic
Butterfly Book Reviews
Melissa's Bookshelf
The Story Siren
Book Room Reviews
Today's Adventure
This Book for Free

Interview, Chat and Contest with Author Stacia Kane

Interview, Chat and Contest with Author Stacia Kane

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July 27, 2009

7/28 Book Giveaway List

Pink Lemonade of Life is giving away Love Equals Sacrifice by Michael Stidham here.

Seductive Musings is giving away one of Shayla Black's books and a SJ Day/Shayla Black tote here.

The Book Butterfly is giving away Blue Moon by Alyson Noel here.

Deadline Dames is giving away Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black here.

Dr Seuss

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List 4

Book Reader Times is giving away Blue Moon by Alyson Noel here.

Ann Aguirre is giving away a copy of Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel here.

Check out some free reads on Ann Aguirre's site here.

Jocelynn Drake is giving away Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black here.

Literary Escapism is giving away Dusk by David Doub here.

Free Twitter Means Business eBook here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews here.

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List 3

Slice of Life is giving away Vision In White by Nora Roberts here.

Lovin' Me Some Romance is giving away Highland Obsession by Dawn Halliday here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Happiness Key by Emile Richards here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Daniel X - Watch The Skies by James Patterson and Ned Rust here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Missing Mark by Julie Kramer here.

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Interview, Chat and Contest with Author Annette Blair

Check it out here.

TAKE ME Contest

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List 2

Seductive Musings is giving away an ebook On His Knees by Beth Williamson here.

Lauren Dane is giving away a copy of The Stranger I Married by Silvia Day here.

Aphrodisia Authors is giving away a copy of Take Me by Shelly Stevens here.

Shelli Stevens is giving away a copy of Daring Time by Beth Kerry here.

Penelope's Romance Reviews is giving away Vintage Magic here.

Check out BookSwim here. It's like NetFlix for books!!

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Spice Up Your Life by Bindu Grandhi here.

Download Twitter Means Business ebook for free here.

Amberkatze is giving away a Vampire Huntress Tote bag and a Vampire Huntress book here.

Eclectic Book Lover is giving away Dark Time by Dakota Banks here.

Win a copy of Miles To Go by Laurel-Rain Snow here.

Get all 3 of Angela Cameron's Blood & Sex ebooks half off here.

Review & Giveaway: One Scream Away by Kate Brady



Beth has lived a life of tragedy. She lost her husband, mother and father all on the same day. Now, Beth's life is in danger. A sadistic serial killer, Chevy, has his eye on her and is determined to get what he wants. Beth can't go to the police. Her and Chevy have a history. She has a secret and she promised never to tell. Now she and her daughter are forced to pick up and take off.

Neil used to be employed by the FBI and has been asked to work as a consultant on Chevy's murder spree because of the similarities of a previous case. Beth becomes a suspect because Chevy has used his victim's cell phone to call her. Neil knows there is something Beth isn't telling him but pretty soon Neil starts to fall for her. Will Beth open up and let him help her or will she fight the maniac all by herself?



Check out Kate's website here.

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July 26, 2009

Pics of my nephew

Whew, I'm worn out


Tough day mowin' the lawn


My sister and Damien at the pool


He's growing up WAY too fast


Mr. Cool


He's so excited!


My handsome little nephew:

GIVEAWAY: Making Babies by Sami S. David, M.D. and Jill Blakeway

FULL DESCRIPTION (taken from here):
MAKING BABIES offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types," they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. MAKING BABIES is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time.



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7/26 Book Giveaway List

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver here.

TrueBloodNet.com is giving away Sookie Stackhouse 1-7 Box Set here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst here.

Download Remember Me? by Crymsyn Hart for free here.

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July 25, 2009

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GIVEAWAY: The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights

I have one copy to give to one of my lucky commenters.

RULES:
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Winner will be chosen August 2nd by Random.org and notified via email.

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REVIEW: The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights

When I received an email offering to send me this book to review, I knew immediately that I had to have it. I received it in the mail yesterday (along with a copy to give away to one lucky commenter, YAY!) and I stayed up until 5 this morning reading it. And it's almost 10 now, so I haven't had much sleep. Honestly, there were times that I cried reading this book and there were many times that I had to put it down and take a breather. This is an extremely intense book and at times was hard to stomach. I love animals and I love our environment and I'm not perfect but I want to do everything in my power to make a difference in this world. Even if it's only for one human or one rabbit.

I have 3 dogs who I love so very much. They have completely different personalities just like humans. Some people say that animals don't have souls but I don't believe that. My dogs are treated like part of the family and I wouldn't have it any other way. Here are some facts about my doggies so that you can get to know them.

Precious - A friend of mine had a dog who had puppies and I ended up getting one of them. Precious is part Shepherd, Lab, Chow, and Husky. She chose her own name. The day that I got her (she was 8 weeks old) and she crawled underneathe my bed and I was trying to get her to come out. I don't know why but I just kept saying doggie names and then saying come on. When I said Precious, she came out. So that's how she got her name. When she was little and we were trying to potty train her, we put a gate a the top of the second half of the steps (bi-level) and she just roamed around downstairs. My dad is diabetic and his sugar was too high and he ended up falling down the first half of the steps. Precious took a running leap over the gate to get to my dad. She was not very big at this time and I have no idea how she was able to do it. From that point on, we kept the gate up knowing that she could just come right over it, but she was really good and stayed downstairs until we had her fully potty trained and then she was able to roam the house. Precious is a diva, in every way. She loves baths, she loves to have her hair brushed. In the winter time we use a hair dryer on her. She is extremely smart and she has no idea that she's a dog. I love her so much.

Bubba - I got Bubba from the SPCA and he's a Chow mix. He's quiet and lazy. He thinks that you should be petting him at all times. I have only seen him growl and turn mean looking twice and both times it was because some shady characters were coming around me. He is extremely protective, especially of children. Whenever I would take him out to go to the bathroom, he would head to wherever he heard kids playing. One time my cousins came over and I was holding the 2 year old and I threw up in the air playing and Bubba started barking at me, he did not like this so I had to stop. He is especially protective of my nephew, Damien. Damien practically tackles Bubba and Bubba loves the attention.

Reese - I got Reese from the SPCA and we almost lost her after 2 hours. We took her home and were letting her get used to her new home. Our plan was to take her to the vet the next morning to have her checked out and to get the vaccines that the SPCA doesn't give them. After 2 hours in the apartment, Reese started pooping pure blood. It was so sad and it literally broke my heart. I called around to all the vets and they kept saying that she needed to be seen right away but that their office was closing. So I kept trying. I was determined to do everything in my power to save this little puppy. Finally I talked with someone at Banfield who said for us to bring her in right away. We did and they did the parvo test and Reese had parvo. I was terrified that she was going to die. We'd only known this little puppy for two hours but I was already in love with her. She had to stay at Banfield overnight, which broke my heart but I trusted these people. They were so kind and I could tell that they were going to do everything they could to save my baby. The next day we went to visit her (we visited 4 or 5 times a day) and she was already acting so much better. The people at Banfield took turns going in and playing with her. She had to be kept in isolation until the parvo was completely gone. After we were able to bring Reese home, I called the SPCA and I told them what had happened. She had supposedly been vaccinated for Parvo but the paper that they gave us with her shot records had the day after we got her as the date she received her shots. When I called them, they said I could bring her back and exchange her. Like she's a freaking sweater. I told them no that they needed to do something about this and they need to check the other dogs for Parvo. After fighting with them for a while, they reimbursed us for half of the vet bills. I wanted to let them know that this was unacceptable. It had nothing to do with the money and everything to do with trying to save another puppy from dying of a disease that is preventable. She's still known as the Parvo Puppy whenever we take her to the vet. They all still remember my little angel who survived.

This book is filled with little ways to make a big difference. Animals can't make themselves be heard and they need us to be their voice. I think everyone should read this book to fully understand what goes on behind closed doors. It's not an easy book to read but standing up for something is never easy. I hope that you will take the time to help someone in need.

You can visit PETA's website here.

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If you are interested in signing petitions to change this world for the better, I recommend Care2. If you decide to sign up, you can friend me here.

Please click the banner below and help an animal. It just takes a second and you don't have to donate any money, sponsors will donate thanks to your click.

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Thank you Imram for sending me this book to review & a book to give away.

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July 24, 2009

7/24 Book Giveaway List 2

Falling Off The Shelf is giving away No Mad by Sam Moffie here.

Falling Off The Shelf is giving away He Who Sings Last by Lisa Laird DiRosso here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Mortal Friends by Jane Stanton Hitchcock here.

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GIVEAWAY: Light Up Your Child's Mind

FULL DESCRIPTION (taken from here):
Based on the renowned "Renzulli Method," which has been adopted in schools all over the country, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND presents a practical program to help children fire up a love of learning to last a lifetime. World-renowned experts Drs. Renzulli and Reis illustrate the crucial role parents can play in their children's development and address how they can work with teachers to enhance their children's education. They uncover the hidden potential of daydreamers, rebels, and one-track minds, arguing that gifted behavior--basic smarts, high levels of task commitment, and creativity--can be fostered in bright children, even unmotivated ones. Step by step, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND will show parents how to set their kids on the path to a rewarding future.



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+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+50 for each Between Me and You book you order using the coupon code: beegee that saves you $1 on each book. Send me proof.
+50 for purchasing a Blog Makeover by Tara here.
+10 for entering PurpleTrail Upgraded Membership giveaway here.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen August 1st and notified via email.