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RAK UP: June 2012



Book Soulmates


RAK stands for Random Acts of Kindness. It's an awesome program created by Book Soulmates, where book lovers can give books to other book lovers "just because". No one is obligated, but the program is only as successful as the hearts of its participants.
I LOVE this meme! This is my 3rd month participating.
If you haven't heard of RAK, check it out!




I gave:
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)BreathlessPlague TownStorm (Elemental, #1)

Stacking The Shelves # 9

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted By Tynga's Reviews. This meme is about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be hard-back, paperback or ebook.


I won:
Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3) by Jennifer Estep  
Goodreads | Amazon 
 {Big Thanks to Jenn @ Tynga's Reviews }


The Water Thief
The Water Thief by Nicholas Lamar Soutter 
{Big Thanks to Stacey @ Readinista}

Tour Stop/Review: Retro Geeks by Karen Mueller Bryson

Retro GeeksRetro Geeks by Karen Mueller Bryson

Paperback/Ebook, First Edition, 132 pages
Published March 29th 2012 by CreateSpace

Rating:  
Retro Geeks is a Short on Time Books for Teens, fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go. Remember when it wasn't cool to be a geek? That's so yesterday! Retro Geeks, chronicles the (mis)adventures of two self-proclaimed geek girls, Molly and Ally, as they attempt to land super-hot dates for their senior prom. The 80s obsessed BFFs attempt a variety of date-finding schemes, including spying on the popular girls for the 411 on fitting in, in their quest for top-tier prom dates.


Dreamheart Spotlight # 25



“My trademark is my mouth.” 









“Growing up, reading magazines such as ‘Seventeen’ magazine was escapism”, said fashion model Angela McAdrian (better known as Angela the Muse). “I always felt like I belonged somewhere in that kind of world. I felt my look fit in more to the images I seen in those magazines (models are unique beauties) and never really compared myself to what was around me. I loved fashion photography, and beauty and wanted a place I could fit. I think everybody wants a place that they could fit a little, you know. It was very gratifying to find that. I love it still because of what it has given me; it's given me so much.” 

Tour Stop {Book Excerpt}: Solstice by Donna Burgess

Solstice
By Donna Burgess
Published May 7th 2012 by E-Volve Books
GoodReads | Amazon
On the eve of winter Solstice, a massive flash envelopes the Earth and then there is nothing. The sun no longer shines and civilization is plunged into unending darkness. Those exposed to the mysterious flash have changed—they have become bloodthirsty, cunning, and determined to devour anyone who is not infected. They are Ragers.

In Sweden, a group of uneasy travelers hears a broken broadcast. There is hope. Something called Sanctuary waits, but it is thousands of miles away, somewhere on the shores of the British Isles.

Meanwhile, in a London supermarket, a high school English teacher from the States finds himself stranded along with a handful of students on a senior trip. Outside, hoards of hungry Ragers await, ready to tear them limb from limb. Their only hope is to find Sanctuary.

Solstice is a tale of hope, terror, survival, and finding love at the end of the World.

Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long: Week # 5


Hello Beautiful People:
Welcome back to the Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long.  Once again we were given a challenge to post pictures in reaction to scenes from the novel.  Today is the last post for this event.
Scavenger Hunt Schedule:
Week1: Chapters 1-5 (June 1st) - Jen @ In the Closet With a Bibliophile
Week2: Chapters 6-10 (June 8th) - Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette
Week3: Chapters 11-15 (June 15th) - Loretta @ Between the Pages
Week4: Chapters 16-20 (June 22nd) - Tina @ Tina's Book Reviews
Week5: Chapters 21-26 (June 29th) - Missie @ The Unread Reader
Here's what we're reading:


Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)Married With Zombies (Living With the Dead #1)
by Jesse Petersen
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Orbit
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat. Meet the Zombies. Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other...

What are you waiting for?  Get your copy too already:  Amazon

More Clutter For My Cluttered Closet # 1

Aside from designing, sewing, reading, and blogging, I LOVE to shop.  And what's better than shopping?  A SALE!  Ohhh sweet Lord how I just go nuts over clearance and close outs just really ring my bell!


This week I went shopping online.  I purchased almost a month worth of clothes and guess what?!?!?  I'M NOT BROKE! (Well, not that much anyway.)  Check out what I got.


Perhaps the sales will still be running and you can cash in also on adding more clutter to your closet for the low, low. If you click the photo, that will take you to the link on the seller's site.


Delia*s
Wool Varsity Coat now 34.99 {original price 69.50}
Sidney Leopard (Multi) now 5.99 {original price 19.50}
Short-Sleeve Ruched Dolman Tee now 5.99 {original price19.50}
Burnout Tank Jungle now 7.99 {original price19.50}

20.00 off discount on first online orders
or Free shipping when you sign up for the newsletter.
(((Of course I chose the $20 off because that was the better deal.)))

From the Review Pile # 4





From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page on Thursdays.
This meme is to showcase books that you've received for review, yet haven't yet gotten around to reading.   This gives the book some extra publicity.

Sweet Savage Blood, a vampire romance
Sweet Savage Blood 
by Carolina Courtland
Paperback, 1st Edition, 368 pages
Published March 8th 2012 by CreateSpace
Dominique is a typical teen in a boring Texas town, where the most exciting thing is the annual turnip green festival. When the charismatic Caden Hanover enrolls in her high school, her life takes a heart-pounding turn. From the moment she sees Caden, she is irresistibly drawn to him. She has no idea that not only is he a vampire, but that he knows she is the reincarnation of his human wife—the wife he hasn't seen in almost two hundred years. He is determined to reestablish their passionate love. He won't stop until he claims Dominique as his own—and eventually makes her his vampire bride.
Sweet Savage Blood is a story of
undying love sweeping across time from the 19th century to the 21st century.
Add this to your TBR list via GoodReads
& get your copy today via Amazon

Tour Stop {Book Excerpt/Giveaway}: Heritage Avenged by Marsha A. Moore

Heritage Avenged: Enchanted Bookstore Legend TwoHeritage Avenged by Marsha A. Moore
ebook, 192 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Marsha A. Moore
Amazon | GoodReads
Lyra McCauley receives an alarming letter from the coroner who evaluated her deceased aunt, originally thought to have died of cancer. The news causes Lyra to take leave from her job and travel from sunny Tampa to the frozen island community in northern Michigan. Questioning whether Dragonspeir magic was responsible for her aunt’s death, she resolves to learn the truth and accepts the Imperial Dragon’s appointment into the Alliance sorcery training.
Additionally, becoming proficient in magic craft is the only way she can bridge the gap between her mortal human world and her lover’s. Cullen, a 220-year-old wizard, is dependent upon his Dragonspeir magic for immortality. He is her only family now; she cannot lose him.
Evil forces block her and try to steal her inherited scribal aura. Riding a stealth dragon, a cloaked rider pursues Lyra. Both the Alliance and Dark Realm alchemists lay tricks and traps. Her aura equals that of the first and most powerful Scribe, but will Lyra’s novice training allow her to discover the truth? Will she be able to be with Cullen, or will the Dark Realm keep them apart?
Genre: Fantasy romance
Also check out Book 1
Seeking a Scribe: Enchanted Bookstore Legend One

$200 Amazon Blast Giveaway Announcement


For one month only,  I Heart Giveaways and The Coffee Chic will be hosting a $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!  The exact duration will be from Sunday, July15th through Wednesday, August 15th.  This giveaway will be open worldwide.  Loddy doddy everybody  has an equal chance to win; however only one winner will be selected!  Be sure to visit my blog on July 15th so you can be one of the first to enter this awesome giveaway.  Additional information on how to enter will be posted on that day.



Cheers,

 

Oh yeah...For my fellow bloggers who also want to help with promoting this event, click here.

Tour Stop {Guest Post}: Kidnapped by Maria Hammarblad

KidnappedKidnapped
by Maria Hammarblad
Published May 11th 2012 by Desert Breeze Publishing
It's a late winter night when Patricia Risden heads home in her car, on a road she's driven many times before. She doesn't have a care in the world, that is, until a man appears from nowhere, right in front of her.

The next thing she knows is being a prisoner of the unscrupulous Alliance Commander Travis 152; an intimidating man who demands information and complete cooperation. Travis soon realizes his mistake; Tricia doesn't know anything, and she is incapable of even getting a glass of water from the ship's computer.

Infamous for being a ruthless executioner, conditioned since childhood to feel nothing besides fear and pain, he still deems her harmless, and finds enough pity for the lost young woman to let her out of the cell; a decision that will change both their lives forever.

Stacking The Shelves # 8

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted By Tynga's Reviews. This meme is about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be hard-back, paperback or ebook.


I won:
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) byRichelle Mead (Anne @ unwastedwords)
Amazon | Goodreads
For Review (from author):
 The Egyptian (Dominic Grey, #2)Barcode: Cavern of Youth (Barcode, #2)

Tour Stop/ Review: Caterpillar by Kate Oliver

Caterpillar (The Metamorphosis Trilogy, Book 1)Caterpillar (The Metamorphosis Trilogy #1) by Kate Oliver
Paperback/Ebook, 338 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by MAB Books

Rating: 
In a small college town in northern California, a lonely young man is working himself to the bone to solve a sixty-year-old problem ... a stranger with a will of iron and eyes the color of ice is searching for someone he can't identify ... and a girl who loves plants is about to grow roots of her own.


When Cara Gallagher's parents are transferred overseas again, she's off to spend her senior year of high school living with her sister, a graduate student at the famed McNair University. Cara, a girl with a passion for science and an indifference to people, hopes this move will be her first step in claiming the independence she craves. Cara has her future planned down to the letter: her college, her major, her career.


Then she saves Will Mallory's life, and both of their futures are completely rewritten.


The last years of Will's life have been spent shifting from one identity to the next, dodging the FBI, and trying desperately to find a way home. But Will's home is forty-four light years away, and to reach it he'll have to outwit the man who's hunting him--and leave behind the only love he's ever known.

Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long: Week # 4


Hello Beautiful People:
Welcome back to the Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long.  Once again we were given a challenge to post pictures in reaction to scenes from the novel.  Today is day 21/ week 4.
Scavenger Hunt Schedule:
Week1: Chapters 1-5 (June 1st) - Jen @ In the Closet With a Bibliophile
Week2: Chapters 6-10 (June 8th) - Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette
Week3: Chapters 11-15 (June 15th) - Loretta @ Between the Pages
Week4: Chapters 16-20 (June 22nd) - Tina @ Tina's Book Reviews
Week5: Chapters 21-26 (June 29th) - Missie @ The Unread Reader
Here's what we're reading:


Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)Married With Zombies (Living With the Dead #1)
by Jesse Petersen
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Orbit
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat. Meet the Zombies. Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other...

What are you waiting for?  Get your copy too already:  Amazon

Promo Blitz {Book Excerpt/ Guest Post}: Blood Jewel by Georgia Cates

Blood Jewel (The Vampire Agápe Series #2)Blood Jewel (The Vampire Agápe #2) by Georgia Cates
ebook, 1st Edition
Published May 31st 2012 by Georgia Cates
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.

Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?

As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?

Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.

Tour Stop {Review/Guest Post/Giveaway}: Spectral by Shannon Duffy

Spectral Spectral by Shannon Duffy
ebook, 242 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Tribute Books         
Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥
Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe—the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.
 Spectral Website | Twitter hashtag: #Spectral | GoodReads

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