Aug 03
Drums of Autumn Review

Drums of Autumn Review

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon Series: Outlander Series #4 Publisher: Delacorte Press Date Published: December 1997 Genres: Historical Fiction Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 44 hrs and 48 mins Audiobook Narrator: Davina Porter Rating: Description: In this breathtaking novel—rich in history and adventure—The New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Once again spanning continents and centuries, Diana Gabaldon has created a work of sheer passion and brilliance…. It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle. There,… Read more »

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Aug 02
Feature and Follow Friday – Aug 2, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – Aug 2, 2013

Feature for Aug 2, 2013 – How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?   Rose: I typically reshelf the book as TBR.  I have a hard time giving up on a book and I know that sometimes I might set a book aside due to disinterest only to come back later to it and finish or re read the book and really like it.  Books are funny like that. I do not have a DNF shelf.  If the books happens to be for a book club I am attending, and I… Read more »

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Aug 01
That’s what HE said Thursday- August 1, 2013

That’s what HE said Thursday- August 1, 2013

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. In honor of starting this meme, we are conducting 2 giveaways!!!!! Giveaway 1: one lucky participating blogger will win a $15 Gift Card to the book seller of their choice!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter. A link to your post is the only mandatory entry, but other sharing and following options exist for additional entries. To enter giveaway 1, click HERE. Giveaway 2: one commenting follower will win a $10 Gift Card to the book seller of their choice!!! We… Read more »

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Aug 01
Fall of Sky City Review Tour

Fall of Sky City Review Tour

Fall of Sky City by S. M. Blooding Series: Devices of War Book One Publisher: Blooding Books Date Published: May 3, 2013 Genres: Science Fiction, Steampunk Format: eARC Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description: In a world governed by the opposing forces of the mystical House of Tarot and the tribal Great Families, Synn is caught in the crossfire. He witnesses the slaughter of innocent people, and the devastating murder of his father. This act awakens his Mark of power, a Mark greater than any the world has seen in a very long time. Queen Nix thought… Read more »

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Jul 30
Beat the Heat Read-a-Thon (July 29 – August 11, 2013)

Beat the Heat Read-a-Thon (July 29 – August 11, 2013)

The Beat the Heat Read-a-thon runs from July 29th through August 11th. What does this read-a-thon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for two weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal! There will be mini-challenges throughout the Read-a-thon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end! Sign up at Auntie Spinelli Reads or Phantasmic Reads. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 5th…. Read more »

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Jul 30
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Beginnings/Endings In A Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Beginnings/Endings In A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish Topic: Books that started or ended just perfectly or with a bang OR you can do specific opening lines or last lines — however you want to do it!    Rose’s and Julie’s Top Ten     Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon – Ending- “‘He meant to die on Culloden Field,’ Roger whispered. ‘But he didn’t.’” The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay – Ending (last two words)- “‘Your garage.’” Best ending ever!!!!!! Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – Beginning- “Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized… Read more »

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Jul 30
Blog Tour: Again by Brandy Jeffus

Blog Tour: Again by Brandy Jeffus

Title: Again Author:  Brandy Jeffus Released: May 15, 2013 Self-published Synopsis via Goodreads: From recess buddies to high school sweethearts, Eli Stone and Bonnie Jinks were constants in each other’s lives. Although young, their relationship had withstood the test of many teenage tribulations. Marriage and a happy ever after were in their future plans. One alcohol fueled mistake rips them apart. Bonnie ends up on the road with her new boyfriend while Eli joins the military. It seems as if their lives will never intersect again. A near  fatal accident brings them together and their chemistry is undeniable. But will the pain of… Read more »

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Jul 29
The Sentinels of New Orleans series Review Tour

The Sentinels of New Orleans series Review Tour

  Title: Royal Street Series: Sentinels of New Orleans Book One Author: Suzanne Johnson Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: April 10, 2012 Source: ebook provided for review purposes Description:  As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood… Read more »

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Jul 26
Jane Bites Back Review

Jane Bites Back Review

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford Series: Jane Fairfax #1 Publisher: Ballantine Books Date Published: December 29, 2009 Genres: Paranormal Rating: Description: Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves—but now it’s because she’s the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life of their own. To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before… Read more »

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Jul 26
Feature and Follow Friday – July 26, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – July 26, 2013

Feature for July 26, 2013 – What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?   Rose: Shhhhhh! We must not speak of such things out in the open where they  can hear.  <looking around suspiciously> I have a stack, you see. I mean, we all do really. In the closet of my library, that’s where I keep mine.  <drop to exaggerated stage whisper>  I stack books there for <one glance directed cautiously over left shoulder> future selling.  Yeah you heard me right. I sell my books back to bargain books sellers and use the proceeds from selling back unwanted (or one time-read-only books, sorry bad PR) to purchase NEW… Read more »

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