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Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition Recap…and Bookish Bingo: 2015 New Year (Because I’m a glutton for punishment)

I just can’t stop myself… Well, I covered a bunch of squares but didn’t end up with too many actual bingos, darn it. Obviously I need to read more strategically. Here’s what I read (with review links, if I did a review): A re-read: ON WRITING by Stephen King (love, love, love this book. Read by the author–bonus!) A serial killer: FALLEN by Leslie Tentler Horror: THE SHINING by Stephen King (even creepier than I remembered–and now I’m ready to read DOCTOR SLEEP!) Red Cover: KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross (loved the concept, but main character drove me crazy with…

Bookish Bingo Wrap-Up–and a New Challenge!

September–and summer (SOB!) are over–so it’s time for the Summer Bookish Bingo reckoning! A Stand-alone—Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (reviewed here) Sky on Cover—Love Bites by Ophelia London (reviewed here) MC is LGBTIA—October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepherd by Leasea Newman (listened on audio on September 7–was a free selection from SYNC this summer) Set During Summer—Natural Born Charmer by Susab Elizabeth Phillips (reviewed here) Pink Cover—Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen (reviewed here) Starts with S, U, M, E, or R—So I Married a Werewolf by Kristin Miller (reviewed here) A Thriller—Cheating Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano (reviewed…

Looking for an Excuse to Read More? How About Bookish Bingo, Summer Edition?

Procrastination is a wonderful thing. It helps me find such interesting stuff online… It’s Camp NaNoWriMo month, so I should be writing. (But I already wrote 1001 words this afternoon, so I’m more than halfway to today’s goal, so… 😉 ) I’m taking two online writing courses that I’m shamefully behind on. I’ve got boxes, crates, and bags of books LITERALLY all over my house from my now not-quite-empty-but-closer-than-it’s-ever-been-before classroom that need to go somewhere. Not to mention all the other stuff from my room that needs a home in my home. Seriously. It’s like the labyrinth over here. I…

Online Read-Along! S.L. Scott’s THE RESISTANCE

Join in this week’s three-day event! VIP All Access Backstage Pass to The Resistance Read-Along: a 3-day event where friends get together to read The Resistance. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth reading the book, I hope you’ll join us. Start a post or join the discussions after each chapter. This party is for you. Special guest appearances by authors and bloggers. Prizes, fun, and frivolity. Invite all your friends to the event.**Surprise Announcements During The Event**   June 17, 18 & 19 –  https://www.facebook.com/events/759154670772589/ 

Brand New Project Reveal and Giveaway: Harlequin Presents The Chatfield series and website!

This sounds really different–check it out! Plus–a giveaway 🙂 The Chatsfield Harlequin has launched The Chatsfield, a “first of its kind” digital series from Mills & Boon on 6th May. Set in the luxury hotel “The Chatsfield”, this digital series provides an extra journey for the reader to continue engaging with the characters of a book and series beyond what is just on the page, thereby extending the life of the story. The Chatsfield is a digital journey that blends fiction and reality and comes across multiple mediums including print (The Chatsfield Presents books), video (YouTube), digital (blogs and the…

Entangled Covet’s New Releases! Giveaways and a FB Party: Beg Me to Slay (by Lisa Kessler) and Ashes (by Sarah Gilman)

Today I’m happy to be featuring Covet’s December releases! Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook page, and join the Book Club. Author Lisa Kessler is going to be hosting…

Hot Holiday Hunk Hop–Hot New Releases and Giveaways!

 Welcome to the Hot Holiday Hunk Hop sponsored by Romance at Random!  Enter–and hop–to win all kinds of great prizes! (And the scenery isn’t too bad either!)   Happy Holidays to everyone – what better way to celebrate this time of year than to heat it up with hot hero hunks? Ladies, meet Ethan (Ruined) and Evan (Wanted) — these are two hot, to-die-for hunks that you’ll definitely want to get to know — both of their books release January 7, 2014. More details here: RUINED           WANTED Enter to win the Rafflecopters below, and hop to…

New Release, Author Interview, and Book Review: The Dating Tutor by Melissa Frost

Just in time for their big birthday bash, Evernight publishing brings you a new Evernight Teen title–Melissa Frost’s The Dating Tutor!     The blurb: Ellie is hardly the most sought after girl at Noble High, so she is completely surprised when the boy most likely to become prom king asks her out. Her short-lived glee quickly turns to panic as she admits to herself that she doesn’t know the first thing about dating. After a fair amount of wheedling, she convinces her best friend and hockey star, Alec, to tutor her in the ways of love. Only once things…

Week in Review: What I’m Reading (and didn’t have time to read–because, hello–Baltimore Book Festival! 9-29-13)

  Well, the Baltimore Book Festival is over, and we’re on our way back to the real world again. Sadly. But we did have an awesome time, talked and listened to lots of interesting people, and increased our TBR piles by…well, a lot. (That latter bit is a good thing, right? I’m going to say yes.) So…not a ton of reading got done last week, but I’m planning on playing catch up on the long train ride back. As soon as I finish my post, that is. I read and reviewed Ivy Entwined by Laura Simcox, a new-to-me author who I plan…

Baltimore Book Festival Day Two: A Super Day–with Books!

I’m exhausted. All of this traipsing around Maryland, talking about and listening to other people talking about books is draining. I want to get the day’s events down before I forget them all, though. Hopefully I’ll do better tonight than last night–I kept mixing up which Mini Moe was which, and they both took offense. I did let Mini Moe #2 edit the post herself, which mollified her somewhat. But I’ve been put on notice for today, so I have to be more careful. Mini Moe #2 served as photographer today as well. I tried to take a picture by myself…

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