October 31, 2010

SCAREFEST Giveaway: Ghost in Trouble: A Mystery (Bailey Ruth) by Carolyn Hart

 
 
 



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SCAREFEST Review: Ghost in Trouble: A Mystery (Bailey Ruth) by Carolyn Hart

 
 
 



When Bailey Ruth Raeburn passed over into the great beyond, she was delighted to discover her sleuthing days would last an eternity. Joining Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, she uses her unique advantages as a ghost—sometimes you see her, sometimes you don't—to help those in need and ensure the wicked get their just deserts. 

However, on this latest mission, Bailey Ruth finds it more difficult than ever to keep up with her boss Wiggins's rules for good spirit deportment. Not only is the woman she is supposed to save determined to thwart Bailey Ruth's good intentions at every turn, she just so happens to be one of Bailey Ruth's oldest enemies. Not that that should matter to one of Heaven's best and brightest emissaries, but still, there is only so much a person can put up with—living or dead. 

But solving Bailey Ruth's toughest case yet means managing a recalcitrant charge, a fraudulent medium, a mother's heartbreak, old passions and new, and a telltale rawhide dog bone. Heaven help her! 
From Amazon

I wouldn't say that this is one of my favorite books but it was an enjoyable mystery.  There were a few parts that I had trouble concentrating on.  I found a couple of events to be confusing.  I would give this book three stars. 

Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series # 3
HarperCollins Publishers
October 12, 2010
288 pages
$19.99 US

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SCAREFEST Review: A Cast-Off Coven: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell



Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes.
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I liked this book as much as I liked Secondhand Spirits.  This series has to be one of my favorites of all time.  Lily is such a fun main character and it's really easy to relate to her.  I give this book five stars too!

Witchcraft Mystery Series #2
Penguin Group (USA)
336 pages 
$6.99 US

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SCAREFEST Review: Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell



Love the vintage- not the ghosts

Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically.

Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom? 

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Secondhand Spirits is a fun murder-mystery that captures a readers attention instantly.  Juliet's writing technique is addictive and her ability to tell an entertaining tale is amazing.  I had a lot of fun befriending Lily and helping her solve the mysterious disappearances.  Five stars!

Witchcraft Mystery Series #1
Penguin Group (USA)
July 7, 2009
336 pages
$6.99 US

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SCAREFEST Giveaway: Velocity by Alan Jacobson







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SCAREFEST Review: Velocity by Alan Jacobson




Velocity, the third novel featuring FBI Profiler Karen Vail, is a high octane thriller that Michael Connelly describes as "Relentless as a bullet" from  the first page. In keeping with Alan Jacobson's page-turning style, Velocity is a memorable work with rich, believable characters and an intricately plotted story that's well-researched and fitting for today's times. It's more than a novel. It's a mind-bending emotional roller coaster adventure.

Renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in Velocity, national bestselling author Alan Jacobson’s most explosive thriller to date. Detective Robby Hernandez, Vail’s boyfriend, has vanished into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain and tenuous connections to a vicious serial killer operating in the wine country.

As the task force struggles with Robby’s disappearance, the killer challenges Vail by boldly leaving his high profile victims in public places. Is this offender somehow responsible for Robby’s disappearance? Evidence suggests that he is—but just when Vail and the task force begin to make progress, the FBI orders Vail to return to Quantico to handle a case of vital importance. 

Back in Washington, Vail engages covert government operative Hector DeSantos to determine what happened to Robby. It’s a move that backfires when DeSantos’s confidential informants lead them into unforeseen dangers, forcing Vail to face off against powerful foes unlike any she’s ever encountered, threatening her life, her career…all that she holds dear.

In a frantic race against time that takes them from the monuments of Washington, D.C., to the wealthy beach enclaves of San Diego and the bright excesses of Las Vegas, shocking truths emerge—truths that will forever change Karen Vail.
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Velocity is non-stop, heart-pumping suspense.  I found Alan's writing to be similar to James Patterson (this is a huge compliment because James Patterson is one of my favorite authors).  The story has a flow about it that makes you unable to sit it down.  Karen Vail is going right up there with Alex Cross on my list!  Velocity is a really great book!

Vanguard Press
October 5, 2010
400 pages
$25.95 US

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SCAREFEST Giveaway: Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt




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SCAREFEST Review: Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt



At last--the sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian

Bram Stoker's
Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world's seemingly limitless fascination with vampires. Though many have tried to replicate Stoker's horror classic- in books, television shows, and movies-only the 1931 Bela Lugosi film bore the Stoker family's support. Until now.
Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker's own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula "crumbled into dust." Van Helsing's protégé, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of "Dracula," directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.

The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, but before he can confront them he experiences evil in a way he had never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is their another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula?
Dracula The Un-Dead is deeply researched, rich in character, thrills and scares, and lovingly crafted as both an extension and celebration of one of the mostclassic popular novels in literature.
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As a Dracula fan, I knew I had to get my hands on this book.  I was a little disappointed because this book had the ability to be great but I found it to be mediocre.  I think it would have been better if it wasn't a follow up to Dracula and stood alone. 

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
October 5, 2010
432 pages
$15.00 US

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SCAREFEST Review: In the Belly of Jonah: A Liv Bergen Mystery by Sandra Brannan




In the Belly of Jonah is a fast-paced mystery with a likable protagonist and an intricately woven narrative brimming with bizarre yet believable twists. The first in a series, the book expertly lays the groundwork for Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce. 

Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so, she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown. 

Perhaps a bit too daring (and at times irreverent) for her own good, ''Boots,'' as Liv's eight siblings call her, soon realizes she has a knack for outsmarting and tracking down the Venus de Milo murderer--and she enjoys it! As the gripping plot of In the Belly of Jonah unfolds, Liv Bergen takes her place alongside the best female crime-solvers as a woman with smarts, self-confidence, and intuitive savvy. 
From Amazon

While reading In the Belly of Jonah, I couldn't help but be in awe.  It's not very often that I become addicted to an author just from reading their first novel.  Sarah's book is a breath of fresh air and her writing ability is unbelievable.  If you're a mystery fan, you will love this book.

Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
September 1, 2010
288 pages
$14.95 US

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SCAREFEST Giveaway: Morganville Vampires Volume 1 & 2




Morganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas-not a place that exactly screams "hotbed of creatures of the night". But college freshman Claire Danvers is about to discover why, in Morganville, you should never, ever stay out after dark... 

Glass Houses
College freshman Claire Danvers moves off campus and into an old house in the small town of Morganville. Her new roommates have her back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood... 


The Dead Girls' Dance
Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she's invited to the Dead Girls' Dance all hell breaks loose-literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night...
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Midnight Alley
Claire Danvers has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. But her protection doesn't offer much comfort when people start turning up dead and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home, giving a terrifying new meaning to "night school"... 


Feast of Fools
The tenuous good-neighbor policy between the vampires and humans of Morganville is turned on its head with the arrival of bad-to-the-bone Mr. Bishop. What the ancient old-school vampire wants from the town is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball that Claire realized the elaborately evil trap Bishop has set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

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SCAREFEST Review: Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine



Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine.

While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville...

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I've been a fan of Rachel's for a while and her books just keep getting better and better.  Ghost Town is full of suspense and the drama vampire-lovers crave.  If you haven't read one of the Morganville Vampires books yet, crawl out from under your rock and make your way to the nearest book store, you won't regret it:)

Morganville Vampires Series #9
Penguin Group (USA)
October 26, 2010
352 pages
$17.99 US

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October 29, 2010

Giveaway: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters



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The Literary Life: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters



What frightens you? What makes your heart race? Which books have kept you up at night?

In this episode of The Literary Life, we'll investigate fright: that disturbing feeling that can spring from the most unlikely of places—even the pages of books.

Sarah Waters joins us to discuss her newest book, The Little Stranger, a gothic novel and finalist for the Man Booker Prize that critics have compared to Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe. Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed and Fury joins us to rant about what not to do when reading your own audiobook in our latest installation of The Writer's Rant. Rich Hasselberger explains why designing a book jacket for a thriller is different than for a paranormal romance. We'll also hear from Kristin Hersh, founder of the band Throwing Muses, whose memoir, Rat Girl, tells the harrowing story of being a young indie rock musician at the birth of the alternative music movement in the 1980s.



Fright - The Literary Life - Penguin Group (USA)

A chilling and vividly rendered ghost story set in postwar Britain, by the bestselling and award-winning author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith.Sarah Waters’s trilogy of Victorian novels Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, and Fingersmith earned her legions of fans around the world, a number of awards, and a reputation as one of today’s most gifted historical novelists. With her most recent book, The Night Watch, Waters turned to the 1940s and delivered a tender and intricate novel of relationships that brought her the greatest success she has achieved so far. With The Little Stranger, Waters revisits the fertile setting of Britain in the 1940s—and gives us a sinister tale of a haunted house, brimming with the rich atmosphere and psychological complexity that have become hallmarks of Waters’s work.The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline—its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.Abundantly atmospheric and elegantly told, The Little Stranger is Sarah Waters’s most thrilling and ambitious novel yet.
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Penguin Group (USA)
May 4, 2010
528 pages
$16.00 US

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Giveaway: The Amazing Monarch by Windle Turley




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Giveaway: Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter




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The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

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You MUST leave a comment on my review.  It doesn't need to be a long drawn out comment, anything with do.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+20 for joining Gena's fan site

+10 for following her blog

+10 for connecting with her on Facebook

+10 for connecting with her on Myspace

+5 for subscribing to this blog (email or reader)

+5 for following this blog

+5 for following Bridget on Twitter

+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+10 for tweeting this (UNLIMITED):


Readaholic: #giveaway: Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter  @bridget3420 http://t.co/hMb7uQ8 #contest #win

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

+5 for following You Wanna Know What I Think...

+5 for following my sisters blog MamaKnows

+5 for friending Bridget on Facebook

+5 for friending my sister on Facebook

+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

+10 for adding the It’s My Life button to your blog

+10 for adding the MamaKnows button

+10 for listing http://bridget3420.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+10 for listing http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

+50 for adding the Scarefest button on your blog (you must leave the link)


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+50 for adding the Holiday Gift Guide button to your blog (you must leave the link)


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*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**

Giveaway ends: 11/8/2010

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.


Disclosure:  The giveaway book is being donated by Pocket Books.




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