Showing posts from December, 2012

The Indie Book Festival: Post -Christmas Sale

The Post-Christmas Holiday Book Sale, hosted by the Indie Book Festival, will kick off on December 28 and run through December 31. All books will be .99!! The Indie Book Festival will be posting the participating books to their Facebook pageas well.
The Indie Book Festivalwebsite is the premier online website for seasonal ebook sales events! From Halloween to Valentine's Day – we'll celebrate it by bringing you bestselling books by today’s hottest Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal and Young Adult indie authors.
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You can also enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card now!
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2013 Ebook Challenge List


The 2013 Ebook Challenge. Encouraging readers to expand past just physical books to embrace ebooks in all forms, whether on Kindle, Kobo, computer, or any other reader.
Challenge Guidelines:
This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013.Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.You can plan your books in advance or as you read them.When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.You can move up levels, but no moving down.Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.Levels:
Floppy disk – 5 ebooksCD – 10 ebooksDVD – 25 ebooksMemory stick – 50 ebooksHard drive – 75 ebooksServer – 100 ebooksHuman brain – 150 ebooksAt the beginning of each …

Cover Reveal: Running On Empty by L.B. Simmons

Title: Running On EmptyAuthor: L.B. SimmonsGenre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Age Group: Adult

Cover Designer and website: Okay Creations,

Cover reveal organized by:AToMR ToursExpected release date: Jan 9, 2013

Book Description:
I had the perfect life.Beautiful and loving husband.

Three gorgeous little girls.

Successful career.The only thing missing was the white picket fence.I really wanted that fence.

Three years ago, I lost that life.I lost my husband.And I lost myself.But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness.I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world.I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse. But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.

There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down.Absolutely no way.The question is…

How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?
About the author:

L.B. Simm…

My Holiday Reads

I'm totally in my mode right now. I LOVE Christmas! Even though I live in Tx and it's not the ideal place when you think of winter I enjoy it all the same. I love watching Xmas movies...some of my faves... The Family Stone, The Holiday and Love Actually. I enjoy baking though I can't cook to save my life. I even love being around my crazy family.

My favorite thing to do though is getting cozy and reading a good seasonal read. I got a bunch of free Kindle reads plus I bought a few. I haven't read them all but I thought I would share a few I did read.

Why I took this long to read it I'll never know. It had me laughing and wanting a red notebook and my very own Dash.Three very cute stories about the magic of Christmas and love. Gives you hope and that love has a way of showing up in the most unlikely places.
Three amazing writers and I love how all the stories sort of all tie together in the end.
The story of forgiveness and redemption. That they are still good people …

2013 TBR Challenge - Finalized Reading List

Earlier this month I decided to enter my first reading challenge. It's the TBR 2013 Challenge. I finally got around to making my list of books TBR. Some are 2012 reads I got/bought but never read, others are older than that. I'm so behind!

I had originally stated my goal was: A Firm Handshake [1-10 books]My new goal is: A Friendly Hug [11-20 books]

I'm hoping *fingers crossed* to do 15... here's my list!
*2013 TBR List*[no order]
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Live Through This - Mindi Scott
Where She Went - Gayle Forman
Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
A Sweethaven Summer – Courtney Walsh
The Choice - Robert Whitlow
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty - Joshilyn Jackson
Gods in Alabama – Joshilyn Jackson
If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Bossypants - Tina Fey
The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
The Summer I Learned to Dive - Shannon McCrimmon

WoW [11]

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:
The History of Us by Leah Stewart
Expected publication: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Touchstone

[Goodreads] Three grown siblings return to their childhood home and face a family secret that forces them to reexamine their relationships to each other—and to the aunt who took them in as children.

Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach a class at Harvard when she receives devastating news. Her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident, and Eloise must return home to Cincinnati to take her sister’s three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire, out of the hands of her own incapable mother. She moves back into her mother’s ancient house and, after her mother leaves, pours her own money into its upkeep.

Nearly two decades later, Eloise is still in that house, still thinking about what she left behind. With Cl…

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I've Read in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme from thebrokeandthebookish This weeks Top Ten: Best Books I've Read in 2012

That's my Top 10...what's yours?

Review: All I Want by Jolene Perry, Kaylee Baldwin and Rachael Anderson

All I Want by Jolene Perry, Kaylee Baldwin and Rachael Anderson

Published: November 2012
Format: Kindle read
Rating: 4/5

This is my favorite time of the year. While many people don't like the holidays I LOVE them. I love the baking, shopping and wrapping. I enjoy Christmas movies and cheesy holiday tunes. Most of all I love seasonal reads. So I went searching for some good ones to enjoy this holiday season. In the next days I'll be reviewing a few of my holiday reads.

All I Want is one of these. It's three short stories from some wonderful writers. All three stories have the elements of love, hope and holiday magic. I'm a sucker for a cute love story and all three have this.

In Pretty Near Perfect by Jolene Perry 
Norah decides to spend the holiday with her dead fiance's family. While she has started to move on, his family hasn't. She starts to wonder if it was the right idea to go or not when she meets Collin. Collin is her fiance's brothers roommate. He helps h…

WoW [10]

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:
Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie
Expected publication: July 9, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

[Goodreads] It's been eight years since Gen Loxley lost her daughter, Beth eight years of grief in which nothing's really moved forward, for all that her husband, Art, wills it to. Gen, once a writer of novels, has settled in to a life of half-hearted teaching, while Art makes his name and their fortune - and pressures her into trying IVF once again. For Gen, it seems a cruel act of replacement; life without Beth is unthinkable, unbearable - but still it goes on. And then a woman arrives on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: that her daughter was not stillborn, but was spirited away as a healthy child, and is out there, waiting to be found….
So why is Art reluctant to get involved? …

Top 10 Tuesday - Authors New to Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme from thebrokeandthebookish
Top 10- New to Me Authors

John GreenLisa KleypasRainbow RowellMiranda KenneallyVeronica RothJenny HanAshley Paternostro-MacklerAbbi GlinesSuzanne CollinsGayle Forman
While some of these authors have been around for sometime... to me aleast they are new. This past year I fell in love with YA reads. I'm so glad I did! Fab reads and authors I wouldn't have known otherwise. Good lord I'm just realizing what I've been missing! So now I'm trying to catch up and discovering more wonder reads day after day.

Feel free to share your Top Ten.

WoW [9]

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:
The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin
Expected publication: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

[Goodreads] It’s Maine. It’s winter. And it’s FREEZING STINKIN’ COLD! Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint. He won’t wear a coat. Refuses to wear a coat. It’s twelve degrees out, and he won’t wear a coat. So Dinah’s going to figure out how to help. That’s what Dinah does—she helps. But she’s too busy trying to help to notice that sometimes, she’s doing more harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest? That’s Dinah.

And Skint isn’t going to be the one to tell her. He’s got his own problems. He’s worried about a little boy whose dad won’t let him visit his mom. He’s worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house down the street.

But the wedge between what drives D…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme from thebrokeandthebookishThis weeks feature is:Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing MeBooks I want to read but still haven't bought:

Books I Wish Santa Could Deliver NOW! [Can't wait for the release date]

Those are my picks. What are yours?

TBR PILE Reading Challenge

Welcome to 2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge!!! 6 BLOGGERS, 12 MINI-CHALLENGES, 24 BOOKS TO WIN!!!
We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up..

Join us on a quest to dust off your TBR Pile and read all the books you've been telling yourself you'll read next time you'll get a chance.. This is your chance! And we've got PRIZES!!! :D

Challenge Guidelines:
This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.
Anyone can enter! You don't have to be a blogger, as long as you review the book you've read! (On your blog, Amazon or Goodreads/Shelfari!)
Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is a book that's been sitting on your shelf for some time now. Only books released in 2012 and earlier! NO 2013 ARCs and 2013 fresh-off-the-press releases allowed!
You can list your books in…

IMM [8]

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Sharing books that have been received for review, purchased or given as a gift.  The following is two weeks worth of stuff. Please be sure to share what you got this week also.

FOR REVIEW VIA PUBLISHER[Thanks Disney-Hyperion!]Nantucket Blue by Leila HowlandThe Rules for Disappearing by Ashley ElstonFOR REVIEW VIA NETGALLEYRECEIVED FINISHED COPY [SIGNED] FROM PUBLISHER[Thanks St. Martin's Griffin!]
PURCHASED [$4.00 On Black Friday!]
Only $2.99 couldn't help it

Please feel free to share what you got this week!