100 Followers Giveaway


This is so exciting! We wanted to do a giveaway as a way to say thank you to our followers. Now since we have only been up and running since June, we don’t really have a list of ARC books to give away. However, we do have an ARC copy of…

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

By: Stella Duffy.

Daughter of an actress and a bear keeper for the Hippodrome of Constantinople, Theodora was trained as a dancer, singer, and actress who performed on the stage and in the bedrooms of anyone who could afford her, from the time she was a child. Her skills as a comedic orator endeared her to both rich and poor, noble and common, so much so that she was exhausted by the time she was 16 years old. An invitation to be the mistress of the new governor of Apollonia in Libya came as a welcome surprise and an opportunity to create a new, more socially acceptable life for herself. But when Theodora finds herself cast off in a few short years, she must make her way back to her beloved Constantinople.

The contest will end on September 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PST and we will choose a winner via random.org. We will email the winner on September 7th and they will have 3 days to get back to us. If they don’t we will choose a new winner. The giveaway is not international, only for the US.

RULES:

  • You MUST be a follower of the blog. After all it is our way of saying thank you to our followers for helping us reach 100.
  • Leave your GFC name so that we can verify you are indeed a follower. Yes we will be checking.
  • You can earn an extra point if you post the giveaway button on your blogs sidebar. (Leave an extra comment)
  • Leave your email address in your comment so that we can contact you if you win.

Review: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

Lord of the Vampires
( Royal House of Shadows #1)
By: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: Aug. 23, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I really liked it! I couldn’t seem to put it down.
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Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.

Nicolai the Vampire is renowned for his virility, but in a cruel twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” has become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remains is a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.

When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She’s drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she’s ever craved.

 
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Review: Stray by Rachel Vincent

Stray
(Shifters #1)
By: Rachel Vincent
Published: June 1, 2007
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: I liked it!
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There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . . And I’m one of them.I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I’d been warned about Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared. This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I’m no meek kitty. I’ll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — ’cause I got claws, and I’m not afraid to use them .

 
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Review: Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson

Between the Land and the Sea
(Marina’s Tales #1)
By: Derrolyn Anderson
Published: March 19, 2011
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: YA
Rating: I really liked it.
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Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small beach town, sixteen year old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can only manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past to learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her…and maybe even find true love along the way.

 
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Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

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(Elder Races #1)
By: Thea Harrison
Publisher: Berkley
Published: May 3, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I loved it. I couldn’t get enough of it.
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Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder races.

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Review: Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman

Out in Blue
(Return to Sanctuary #1)
By: Sarah Gilman
Publisher:Entangled Publishing
Published: Aug. 2, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I liked it and found it entertaining to read.
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In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.

Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.

 

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Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Vanish
(Firelight #2)
By: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Genre: YA
Rating: It was okay.
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To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

 
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Review: Pinch Me by Adena Halpern

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By: Adena Halpern
Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: I really enjoyed it. It is a fun and easy summer read.
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LILY MARRIED THE MAN OF HER DREAMS. THEN SHE WOKE UP.
“Never marry a man unless he’s short, bald, fat, stupid, and treats you badly.” That is the advice that twenty-nine-year-old Lily Burns has heard her entire life from her grandmother Dolly and her mother, Selma. Despite this, when she meets Gogo, the handsome, successful pediatrician who treats her like a queen, she has no choice but to let her heart take over. When she agrees to marry him, Dolly and Selma are inconsolable. They decide it’s time to tell her the truth: their family is cursed. If she marries for love, there will be unimaginable consequences.

Nevertheless, Lily and Gogo elope. Unable to believe her good fortune, Lily asks Gogo to pinch her—to make sure all this isn’t just a dream. The moment he does, Lily finds herself transported back to the house she lived in when she was single. Gogo is gone. When Lily tracks him down, she finds that he’s married to someone else and has no memory of her. In this modern fairy tale, Lily must find a way to break the curse and turn her nightmare back into a dream come true.

 
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Review: Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Curse
(Tiger Saga #1)
By: Colleen Houck
Publisher: Splinter
Published: Jan 11, 2011
Genre: YA
Rating:
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The last thing 17-year old Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

 
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Review: Beg For Mercy by Jami Alden

Beg For Mercy
(Trilogy #1)
By: Jami Alden
Publisher: Forever
Published: June 1, 2011
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: I really liked it
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He lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching . . . And once he has you, all you can do is. . . BEG FOR MERCY

Megan Flynn thought she was falling in love. Cole Williams wasn’t just handsome and passionate, he was one of the good guys. Or so she thought, until he arrested her brother – the only family she has left – for a murder she knows he couldn’t have possibly committed. Now, with her heart broken and her brother’s life hanging in the balance, Megan will risk everything to prove his innocence. Even if that means throwing herself into the path of a sadistic killer with a hauntingly familiar MO.

Seattle Detective Cole Williams had given up on making Megan see reason where her brother is concerned. But when she insinuates herself into the most shockingly brutal case Cole has ever worked, he can’t stand idly by. Plunged into a secret world where the city’s elite indulge their darkest desires, Cole will do whatever it takes to bring down a madman who has made Megan his most coveted prey.

 
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