Posts By: Julie

Jun 19
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 3: Mid-Week Meme

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 3: Mid-Week Meme

Day 3 of Audiobook week 2013 topic: Wednesday: Mid-week Audiobook Week Meme Current/most recent audiobook Impressions Current/most recent favorite audiobook Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist    Julie’s Thoughts Current/most recent audiobook: I’m currently listening to The Program, by Suzanne Young. Read by Joy Osmanski. I’m listening through my audiobooks.com account.   Impressions: I’m not super impressed with this narration so far. I’m about halfway done with the book and it sounds like it would be a much more emotional read if I was reading it with my eyes instead. I mean the… Read more »

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Jun 19
Of Posiedon Review

Of Posiedon Review

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks Series: Of Poseidon #1 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Date Published: May 22nd 2012 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Gibel Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings Rating: Description: Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced… Read more »

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Jun 18
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 2: Choosing Audiobooks

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 2: Choosing Audiobooks

Day 2 of  Audiobook week 2013 topic: Tuesday: How do You Choose Your Audiobooks? How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?    Julie’s Thoughts If an audiobook is available to me via my audiobooks.com streaming  membership, I’ll listen to that versus getting a print or ebook copy for convenience. Certain books though I want in print so I’ll get that version and read that version instead. As far as picking books,… Read more »

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Jun 18
Blog Tour and Guest Post: Children of Time by Eric R. Johnston

Blog Tour and Guest Post: Children of Time by Eric R. Johnston

Title: Children of Time Author: Eric R. Johnston Release date: May 15, 2013 Genre: Time Travel, Dark Fantasy Shawna McCullough is enjoying a quiet evening with a book when her six-year-old daughter, Alexis, awakens and talks of dreaming about her own death, describing it in vivid detail. They fall asleep next to each other, but when Shawna wakes up just after midnight, instead of her daughter, she discovers a strange man in her bed. She also now has two daughters, neither of them Alexis, and she’s nine months pregnant. This is only the beginning of the strangeness as she discovers… Read more »

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Jun 17
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 1: Our Audiobook Year 2012-2013

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 1: Our Audiobook Year 2012-2013

Both of us are big fans of audio books so we’re excited to participate in Audiobook Week 2013, organized by Devourer of Books. Day 1 of June is Audiobook Month (JIAM) Audiobook week 2013 topic: Monday: 2012-2013, Your Audiobook Year Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.    Julie’s Thoughts I’m not new to audiobooks this year, but I’ve definitely ramped up my use of audiobooks. I used to… Read more »

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Jun 17
Gravitational Pull by Marissa Carmel Review Tour

Gravitational Pull by Marissa Carmel Review Tour

Gravitational Pull by Marissa Carmel Series: Vis Vires Trilogy #2 Publisher: GMTA Publishing Date Published: June 4, 2012 Genres: Paranormal Format: eARC Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: Touch me, and bring me to life…  How do you move on when you don’t even know where you were going in the first place? The Spirit Stalker is dead and I have finally started to erect my life. But I quickly discover, that just because the structure is built doesn’t mean the foundation is sturdy. As much as I try to manage my abilities, I can’t completely control… Read more »

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Jun 14
Cinder Review

Cinder Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Series: Lunar Chronicles #1 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Date Published: January 3, 2012 Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction Format: Paperback Rating: Description:  Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .  Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome… Read more »

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Jun 12
Giveaway: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Giveaway: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

I am extremely excited to be hosting a giveaway for Mary Lindsey! Mary Lindsey is promoting her new book, Ashes on the Waves, which releases later this month (June 27th). It is a sort of retelling of an Edgar Allen Poe poem. I love a story with a Gothic feel, so I am super excited to read this. In fact, I plan on going to her Houston release party on Saturday, June 22nd at Blue Willow Bookshop. The event is at 1:00 pm so if you’re in the area, come join us! Title: Ashes on the Waves Author: Mary Lindsey… Read more »

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Jun 10
Blog Tour and Guest Post: Otherborn by Anna Silver

Blog Tour and Guest Post: Otherborn by Anna Silver

Title: Otherborn Series: Otherborn #1 Author: Anna Silver Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing Publication Date: April 4, 2013 Goodreads description:  London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world. Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since the historic Energy Crisis forced everyone behind walls generations ago, the Tycoons have ensured there is truly nothing new allowed under the sun. Pauly warns London to keep her song to herself, if she knows what’s good for her. What he… Read more »

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Jun 08
Guest Promo: Ophelia London and Rachel Harris Signing In Houston/Humble Tx + Giveaway!

Guest Promo: Ophelia London and Rachel Harris Signing In Houston/Humble Tx + Giveaway!

presents   Hello everyone! As you can see above Ophelia London and Rachel Harris will be signing at Barnes and Nobles in Houston/Humble Tx. We invite everyone to come out, chat and get your books signed by these wonderful authors. Pre-Sale For those of you who can’t make it but would still like signed copies of any of the books listed you are in luck. You can order your books here >>Pre-Sales<< Deadline to order is June 14th midnight CST   If you have any questions at all please e-mail abookloversreview@gmail.com.   Giveaway: One copy of each book. a Rafflecopter… Read more »

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