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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gifts Ideas For The Book Lover #3

Its that time of year where we begin to think about gifts/presents for those in our lives. But why limit ourselves to this time of year only? I'm starting a new weekly series of cool and unique gift ideas for the book lover in your life!

Grammar Teacup and Saucer Set of 2 Upcycled New Custom Made Most Misused Words Your You're
By VenueDecor
$28.00 (plus S&H)

Enjoy your morning tea or coffee while you mind your grammar with these fabulous Grammar Cups :).

For all you grammar lovers out there, this Grammar Cup and Saucer Set of 2 features two of the most commonly misused words: "your" and "you're." The 8 oz porcelain cups feature the words of the hour, and the 6 inch saucers spell out the correct definitions on their topsides.

Bonus! The undersides of the saucers use the featured words in a sentence--spelling bee style! This set has "your smile is enchanting" and "you're looking quite lovely today." If you prefer, I can customize the set with the sentences of your choice. Include your request in the notes to seller section when you check out, or convo me for more information.

Fell Asleep Here - Spoon Bookmark
$20.00 (plus S&H)

The cutest bookmark you ever did see!! Repurposed Iced Tea Spoon perfect for any book! The spoon bowl will be flattened and stamped and the handle is long so it won't slip out! 

You will receive:
  • 1 Spoon Bookmark
  • Phrasing "FELL ASLEEP HERE" with a book design stamp

If you would like to customize your own, please message me and we can discuss your custom phrasing! 

Book Lovers NEVER Go to Bed Alone Soft Cotton Pillow Cover
By goodlines
$40.07 (plus S&H)

Have you ever fell so deeply in love with a book or it's characters that you just couldn't stop thinking about it even when you put the book down? Books have a way of comforting, ensuring not a single book lover ever goes to bed alone. The stories and characters stay alive in your mind even as the lights go out and the moon takes its place in the sky, loneliness is a myth in the world of books..

Made of 100% pre-loved cotton, hand stamped with antique wooden type found in a fishing village in Nova Scotia, the ink is complete non-toxic and safe enough to eat (though not recommended). Each pillow is carefully hand sewn to give each pillow a clean, finished edge. A standard 17” x 17” pillow insert fits beautifully into the envelope back and makes for the perfect sized pillow to hold closely to your chest or rest your head on.

Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice Pemberley House SM Messenger Bag Shoulder Handbag
$29.99 (plus S&H)

Be the talk of the group with this awesome messenger bag!
a perfect size for smaller things, such as a wallet, phone, and some lipstick!
Great as a gift item as well.

8.5" wide x 7" tall
adjustable strap
interchangeable flap cover
canvas material
1 inner slip pocket

If items are no longer available, please contact the seller to inquire further information. 

Check back every Wednesdays for more awesome gift/present ideas for you or the 
Book Lover in your life!!! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Play With Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Play With Me
by Lisa Renee Jones


The warmth of Thanksgiving gives a dedicated reporter and a powerful businessman a chance to count their blessings in this tender, sensual novella from Lisa Renee Jones.

Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories for a small-town Texas paper, waiting for the opportunity to pen the article that will launch her career to new heights. That dream has never felt further away when she suddenly finds herself out of work, forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Las Vegas casino. But that’s exactly where Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposĂ©: her boss, Damion Ward, the casino’s arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO.

Watching Damion make his cold, calculating business maneuvers, Kali is positive she’s doing the right thing. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins to see another side of the man. And when she surrenders to the exhilarating tension that’s been simmering between them since day one, Kali becomes part of her own story, which she hopes will have a happy ending.

Available for purchase at 


Monday, October 27, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Shifters After Dark Box Set

Shifters After Dark Box Set

Dive into six incredible fantasy worlds by NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors where shifters rule! Whether it's an action-packed urban fantasy or steamy paranormal romance, this collection delivers what you crave most. Six nail-biting stories of adventure, romance, danger, suspense, alpha males, and tough heroines... Dark secrets and imprisoned hearts await. Come unlock them!  Cliffhanger-free!

by SM Reine
Summer Gresham's unique shapeshifting nature is a well-hidden secret, so the 20-year-old coed is baffled to be singled out for a prestigious internship. She’s even more stunned to discover the man who wants to hire her—Nash Adamson—specifically requested her…and won’t take no for an answer. A rebel angel in exile, Nash has more than a few secrets of his own. Summer is the key to his freedom, and her warmth and beauty stirs something inside of him, almost making him forget he’s imprisoned. Then Summer finds herself at the crux of an ancient war, and angels don’t care how many mortals get caught in the crossfire. Torn between saving Summer and freeing himself, Nash has to choose what matters most: their love, or his freedom.

by Dannika Dark
Lexi Knight hasn't seen Austin Cole since her brother's funeral seven years ago. Austin's no longer the boy she once knew, but a dangerous bounty hunter with dark secrets. When he reveals to Lexi that he's an alpha Shifter, her world is flipped upside down. But there's a shocking twist no one saw coming, and now her family is in danger. Can Austin salvage a relationship from the ruins of their past? Reality meets Paranormal Romance in this bestselling series about family, second chances, and finding that person who completes you. Cliffhanger-free, HEA, 17+

by Marie Hall 
Lilith Wolf, the daughter of the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood has a problem, she's an unmated female in heat. She has to get away from the males of her village unless she wants to find herself involuntarily hand fasted to the first one to tame her wolf. So when Giles Damien comes to her calling due the pact she'd signed with Rumpelstiltskin years ago, she doesn't really think twice about the fact that she'll be journeying to Fyre Mountain. Even though that means she'll be crossing paths with an angry water dragon, a pub full of rowdy Merry Men, and rock dwarves with a taste for flesh... but she'd never counted on falling in love. These are the other fairy tales no one ever told you about...

by Kate Danley - Boxed Set Exclusive
Aein always longed to become a member of Lord Arnkell's army, ever since she was a child working in the stronghold's kitchen.  When that day finally comes and she is sent to patrol the border's swamp with fellow warrior, Lars, it seems like her dream has come true.  But something has followed her home.  When Lord Arnkell's wedding is interrupted by a werewolf attack, the dream shifts into a nightmare… and Aein is the only one awake. Book One in the brand new epic fantasy series Twilight Shifters.  A boxed set exclusive!

by Melissa F. Olson
All her life, Sashi’s mother warned her not to get involved with werewolf problems. But Sashi, a witch who uses her magic to help cancer patients fight their illness, has never made a habit of ignoring pain. When she meets an abused shapeshifter that no one else seems willing to help, Sashi will risk everything –including her fledgling relationship – to save a woman who can’t save herself. An Old World novella from the author of Dead Spots, Trail of Dead, and Hunter's Trail.

by Phoenix Sullivan
By night, in her Gabriel Hound form, Brinn runs with The Wild Hunt. When she's unwittingly thralled by brother princes Alain and Pellinore, only one thing can free her: the blood of her captors. But freedom is not so easily won as the three of them form a grudging bond that soon turns intimate. Love should be easy, but The Wild Hunt wants Brinn back, the Questing Beast wants Pel, and Alain wants the impossible--to keep them both at his side. (an Arthurian-era fantasy, 17+)

Release Day Blitz: Charming The Beast by Cynthia Eden

Charming The Beast 
(Purgatory Series, Book #3)
By Cynthia Eden


New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden spins a dark and sexy new paranormal

romance tale...

He’s a man with a beast inside...

Connor Marruk never intended to work for the Seattle Para Unit. He’s not one of the good guys—he’s 

a real monster, and the beast he carries doesn’t exactly play nicely. But now he finds himself being 

blackmailed into a new assignment. It’s supposed to be his last gig. His mission? Protect the beautiful 

Chloe Quick. Keep her alive. Destroy her enemies. Easy enough...until he starts to fall for Chloe.

She just wants to escape.

Chloe is tired of being a prisoner. She wants to get away from her Para Unit guard and run fast into the 

night. So what if Connor is the sexiest guy she’s ever met? Chloe knows trouble when she sees it, and 

Connor is one big, dangerous package of trouble. But, when an obsessed werewolf begins stalking Chloe, 

she realizes that her paranormal bodyguard may just be the one man she needs the most.

Their attraction is primal.

Every moment that Chloe and Connor spend together increases their attraction. Chloe has never felt 

a need so strong or a desire so dark. The beast that Chloe carries inside has always been silent, but 

Connor is stirring up her animal instincts. And as the danger and desire begin to twist together, Chloe 

wonders just how far she’d be willing to go...in order to spend one more night in Connor’s arms. 


Available for purchase at 



“Is that really how you say thanks? By trying to cut me open?”  He kept his voice low and he made sure to keep them in the shadows. The last thing he wanted was some do-gooder human coming around.
            Her breath panted out as she heaved in his hold. He didn’t let her go.
“I…I didn’t realize it was you.”
            Right. He could actually buy that. Seeing as how she kept having werewolves stalk her, she truly might have thought someone else was after her. 
            “It’s me,” he told her grimly. “You ran from me.
            He could see every beautiful detail of her face, even in the darkness. He had perfect vision—perfectly enhanced vision.  There was no missing the fear in her expression. He didn’t like Chloe’s fear.  Even when he was pissed at her, Connor didn’t want her to be afraid.
            “You know I won’t hurt you,” he said, his voice a low rasp.
            “Then let me go.”
            If only things were that simple.  “I can’t.”
            Her lips trembled.  Her lips were the first thing he’d noticed about her—they were full and red. The kind of lips that instantly made him think of sex.  Then he’d gotten caught in her eyes. No one should have eyes that blue.  Maybe it was because her hair was so dark, a perfect black, and, in contrast to that darkness, her eyes appeared to be such a bright, electric blue.
            Her face was heart-shaped, her cheekbones almost ridiculously high. She had a small nose and a slightly pointed chin.  Her skin was pale, probably because the Para Unit had been keeping her in various stages of isolation and she hadn’t exactly been free to roam in the outside world and soak up a bit of sunshine.        
            But that was what happened when you killed a man…and when you rose from the dead. You get monitored by the Para Unit.
Chloe Quick wasn’t supposed to be in front of him. She’d died a few weeks ago.  Not some near-death BS, either.  She’d been knifed in the heart. She’d died.
            Then she’d come back, thanks to the dark wish of a djinn.  Only now, the Para Unit didn’t exactly know what Chloe was.
            “I warned you not to escape,” he told her. The other werewolf had been right. Her scent was damn near intoxicating, and if he’d just been a werewolf, he probably would have been nearly mindless in his desire to claim her.
            But he wasn’t just a wolf, and that was why Eric Pate had given him guard duty with Chloe. Because I’m supposed to be able to control my baser impulses. But if that were truly the case, would he be holding her so carefully, his fingers sliding over her wrists, his body pushing ever closer to hers?

About the Author

USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Book Review: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Jessica Scott

All I Want For Christmas Is You
(Coming Home #5.5)
By  Jessica Scott

From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to let her go.

All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.

But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart.

This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross.

Available for purchase at 


Viviana's Review:
I truly enjoyed reading "All I Want For Christmas Is You"! I loved the fact that the character that had the 'issue' was the heroine and that the hero was the one that was supportive and determined to keep them together! 

LOVED Patrick!! He tugged at your heart and made everyone with a significant other turn to theirs and say "Ahem!"Samantha broke your heart and made you want to give her a hug and be there for her. And adorable Natalie made you want to bake cookies and pour two glasses of milk and listen to her tell you about her day! 

An amazing series that continues to grab readers and pull them into the lives of these characters. Jessica Scott, the author, has a fantastic ability to make the characters real and have the readers fully engaged in what they are going through. The reader will befriend each characters and root for them until the very end. 

Rating: 4 Stars - LOVED IT

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author, Jessica Scott in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones

Seventh Grave and No Body
(Charley Davidson #7)
By Darynda Jones


Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancĂ© who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

Available for purchase at 



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gifts Ideas For The Book Lover #2

Its that time of year where we begin to think about gifts/presents for those in our lives. But why limit ourselves to this time of year only? I'm starting a new weekly series of cool and unique gift ideas for the book lover in your life!

Book Tissue Dispenser with drawer
by Expressions
$49.00 (plus S&H)

The "classics" cleverly camouflage a hidden drawer in the bottom book to keep your jewelry, or "fun money" safe. A boutique-sized box of tissues is concealed in the top. Handcrafted of hardwoods and handpainted. Hinged lid and plush lining. 7"L x 6 1/2"W x 8"H.

Set of Six Book Coast 
$32.00 (plus S&H)

Our innovative, miniature bookshelf holds a half dozen tiny book coasters. A clever gift for a bibliophile or the hostess of a book club. Handfinished resin coasters have the decorative spines of antique tomes and stack upright in a gilded resin bookshelf. Protective cork inserts. 3 1/2" x 5 1/4".

Olde Book Pillow Classics
$17.99 - $49.99 (plus S&H)


Cozy up with a good book
Choose Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, or Treasure Island
A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive!

Each features a quote printed on the back:
Alice in Wonderland - "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
Sherlock Holmes - "Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent."
Treasure Island - "Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It's the glory of the sea that has turned my head."

Note: The Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes pillows are permanently closed books. They do not open. However the Alice in Wonderland pillow is a perpetually open book. "Curiouser and Curiouser" said Alice.

BookBook for iPad - Vintage leather case for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPad (vibrant red)
$79.99 (plus S&H)

  • Genuine leather, protective case and display stand
  • Unique design disguises iPad as a vintage book
  • Converts to adjustable FaceTime and movie watching stand
  • Built-In keyboard stand for comfortable on-screen typing
  • Fits both iPad 2 and New iPad (3rd generation)

Check back every Wednesdays for more awesome gift/present ideas for you or the 
Book Lover in your life!!! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Temp Me Tuesday with Mad Hatter Reads 10/21/2014

Tempt Me Tuesday  

Happy Tuesday! Happy Release Day!!! Woohooo!!

I may not have much for you today, but have I been looking forward to finally reading them. Woohoo! They’re here!! *happy dance* What has you excited this week?

Blue Lily, Lily Blue ( Raven Cycle Series, bk #3)
by Maggie Stiefvater

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gifts Ideas For The Book Lover #1

Its that time of year where we begin to think about gifts/presents for those in our lives. But why limit ourselves to this time of year only? I'm starting a new weekly series of cool and unique gift ideas for the book lover in your life!

Pride & Prejudice Book Scarf 
by Storiarts 
$42.00 (plus S&H)

Wrap up with a good Book Scarf! Let everyone know about your great taste in books with a page from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice on an infinity scarf.

This patented Storiarts Book Scarf is cream colored, made from American-made super soft 100% cotton knit fabric, about 63" in circumference and 12" wide. Fabric has been doubled over and sewn along the edge and center to create thick, warm, and moldable "page."

NOTE: this seller also has other items gloves, pillow cases and shirts!

I Love To Read Charm Sterling Silver Book Reading
by Jewel Be Charmed
$9.95 (plus S&H)

This sterling silver charm shows an open book with the words "I Love To Read" written on the pages. Perfect for a child who is learning to read or for a book lover of any age! The charm measures approximately 13mm tall and 13mm wide.

Material: solid .925 sterling silver
Size (mm): 13mm tall and 13mm wide
Size (inches): about 1/2" tall and wide
Made in the USA

3 Book Lover Temporary Tattoos- SmashTat
by Smash Tat
$7.00 (plus S&H)

Vintage design and a love for reading inspired these tattoos. Books are important to us and we thought it as about time to add a book lovers pack! With 2 vintage book designs and the quote "Books are a uniquely portable magic" we can't wait to cozy up with a good book wearing these new tattoos! A perfect gift for your bookworm friend.

* Includes 3 tattoos
* Includes info for application/care/ and removal
* Lasts 2-5 days
* Custom Designs and Wholesale Tattoos are available

NOTE: This is a good idea if you or your book lover are thinking of getting a tattoo :)

Reading is my Superpower mug , Great gift for Book Lover PINK
by LennyMud
$16.00 (plus S&H)

Reading is my Super Power Mug- Pink Interior
Perfect gift for a Book lover. This hand painted earthenware mug features the words Reading is my Super Power alongside a bold black silhouette of a girl with her head in a book . The interior is glazed a cotton candy pink. It measures 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 and holds 16 oz. of you favorite coffee or tea.

If items are no longer available, please contact the seller to inquire further information. 

Check back every Wednesdays for more awesome gift/present ideas for you or the Book Lover in your life!!!