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.

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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.

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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!!! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Unless You Can Be A Unicorn by Delphina Henley

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Happy Release Week Sale!!!  Only $.99 for one week only!

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Always be yourself... that was the last advice Scout's Grandma Nora gave her before she died. Scout has spent her life trying to be anything but, but she has a chance to start anew as she moves several states away to college. She had always thought the glowing aura she saw around some people was a childhood fancy, but when it starts coming back just as she's starting her new life, she learns there was much hidden about who she truly is.

Thankfully, she has a motley crew to help her along the way: a spunky bookseller, a trustworthy pub owner, a commanding grandmother, a possible best friend, and a hot rocker boy who only has eyes for her.

Unless You Can Be A Unicorn is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with content appropriate for a Young Adult audience.


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Giveaway: Be sure to enter to win a Ginormous Gift Pack of Awesome including a GC, Books, swag and more :You can check out the prize pack on the FB Release Day Extravaganza page and join the fun!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Guest Post & Giveaway: Sanguinary by Margo Bond Collins

Hi Everyone!! Please give a warm welcome to author Margo Bond Collins as she shares with us "Why Vampires", tells us about "Sanguinary" and keep scrolling to enter the giveaway! 

Why Vampires?

Anyone who writes urban fantasy must eventually face the question: to vamp, or not to vamp? And everyone who reads urban fantasy has an opinion on vampires and whether or not they’re an interesting and useful part of urban fantasy. But no matter any one writer’s or reader’s opinion about vampires, the fact remains that these particular monsters keep rising from the dead. 
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