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Gratitude Giveaway


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My Giveaway: One winner will get a book of choice from Book Depository.


This Gratitude Giveaway Hop is to thank you all my readers/friends. I really love to read and love to have a community to share my adventures with!! I am deeply thankful for you all! Especially since i know my blog has been sparse lately!

To Enter:

  • Be or become a GFC follower of this blog

  • Leave a comment below as your entry containing your email or way to contact you


This giveaway is open to readers of any conutry as long as BookDepository.com ships there! Entrys will be taken from Nov. 17 to Nov. 27. One entry per person. Winner will be chosen on the 28th, and will have 3 days to respond. Good luck & Thank You!!!

Check out the other Giveaways too:



Gratitude Giveaway hop: Running 11/17 - 11/27; to show gratitude to our readers. Brought to you by I am a reader, Not a Writer and All-Consuming Books.

Falling For Fiction Giveaway Hop


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Wrapup:

Thanks Sooo much to my two participants: Temara and Goldilox! As a thank you two them, i have gathered some books off my shelf to give as a thank you gift to them! Each one can choose a book and ill send it out to them. :) (If you couldnt participate, i will do it again next year!) So the choice are (all are hardcover):


  • Raven by Alison Van Diepen

  • Swoon by Nina Malkin

  • All Just Glass Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

  • The Mermaid Mirror by LK Madigan

  • The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

  • The Mark by Jen Nadol

  • Blood Promises by Richelle Mead



Congrats to Goldilox on her readership and Happy birthday to Temara!!! Just let me know which book above youd like in a comment below!!

Giveaway Hop Sign-up


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Falling For Fall Giveaway Hop Nov. 2-8

Hey Yall!! I love love Fall! :D So, I decided to sponsor a Fall Giveaway Hop. Each person who signs up will host one book giveaway. If you decided to use Book Depository for your giveaway, it will cost you around $8 to $12 dollars for the giveaway. You can choose any book you'd like! The giveaways will start on Nov 2. at 12.01am and end on Nov 8 11.59pm.

Hosting giveaways on your blog are a great way to gain a bit traffic as well as to spread cheer to your readers!! Its easy! If youd like to particpate but have questions, please feel free to ask! Signups will be held from now until Oct 28.



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Review: Haven (The Willows #1)


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Title: Haven
Author: @HopeCollier
Series Info: The Willows #1(not sure how many books)
Theme: YA Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 Hearts; Extreme Love!
Summary: At the beginning of the story, Ashton is at her birthday party when she gets a disturbing call...her dad has had a fatal heart attack leaving her alone in the world (since her mother died when she was a baby). He lives far away in another state...so to attend the funeral, she decides to take a road trip there vs flying, hoping she can clear her head and come to terms with her emotions. Along the way some bizarre things start to happen and she learns some secrets from her parents past, that very much affect her now, since she is the last in the family. She also meets a smoldering love interest on this road trip, which has a startling connection to her families past. Throughout this adventure, Ash has to learn who she is and who to trust! Almost no one is who they seem and everyone is hiding something.


My Overall Thoughts: I really really liked this book!! It very much reminded me of twilight but with more story than "falling in love. The end" Well i guess there was that chase scene... But anyway! This book was amazing! Ash reminded me sooo much of myself. Like her love of sweet tea and books! From the physical description i think she even looks like me!! Lol..its true though!! But anyway, the action was good and the romnace was heartbreaking...but awesome. This book was astonishly well written. I loved all the descriptive paragraphs about feelings, sights, and smells. Some authors forget this, but not this one! Thanks for that!!
What I Liked: I liked the Love! I dont want to give to much away, but there are 3 "sort-of" bfs here. (Ash only wants one of them) and with them comes hurt and betrayal. Poor Ash, her emotions are strong..and sad. I also like the ending!
What I Didn't Like: The only think id say i didnt like was all the twists and turns. Well i cant say i didnt like them...but i felt a little confused sometimes. Its not becasue the writing was poor...its just that Ash's world is SO detailed and connected. Like everyone is connected somehow....it just becomes she much to remember! It is very well thought out by the author...but im still going to re-read a bit to be sure i have everything down! :) I have bad memory issues!! And just for the record, the twists and turns in the story arent a negative, they are just the lowest thing in the book....but the whole book is def 5 stars! My review template has "What I Didnt Like" so i had to add something here! :)
My Favorite Quote: "We would also encourage the use of proper swim attire." Haha from the hotel swimming pool scene...one of my favorites!!

The Winner is:


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#103 @Zoey_42 Yayayay congrats!! Thank you Allllll for entering to win my spooktacular giveaway!! I am also hosting a giveaway hop here on my blog. We have 3 participants! Its not crazy large...but it is 3 more chances at a free book!! Check out my post on the home page!

Kindle Fire Giveaway, Interested?


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Hey Everyone! I have been thinking about something to do for when 1 reach 500 followers. I'm only half way so far, but i wanted to start thinking early! What i decided to do was a Lovely Lit Lottery. Initial entries will be $1 then extra entries, for tweeting, commenting, etc, will be free.

Oh course I'm sure you all are thinking "Why would i give some stranger a dollar?" right? Well that is because you will be entered to win a KINDLE FIRE plus various other book prizes!!

The whole reason i wanted to do this giveaway is because I've been wanting to giveaway an EReader on my blog for awhile, but i cant just spend $250 on it. I cant even afford one for myself, much less one to giveaway away.

Ok the Catch: I would need atleast 200 people to enter at $1 to be able to do it!! So before i commit to doing it, i want to gage interest so i can be sure i will have enough people enter. The price is $199 plus shipping/taxes. If i get money over the actual price, i will list books as prizes too. That way all the money you all send in, you'll be getting back in prizes.

I think itd be pretty awesome to enter at $1 and win a book or even a ereader!!

SO if you think i should do this, please write a comment and let me know... Also, let your readers and friends know too. Hopefully we can get to 200+ then someone will get an awesome ereader!!!

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop


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Spootackular Giveaway Hop Oct. 24 - Oct. 31


My Spooky Giveaway: One Lucky winner will win a book of their choice from The Book Depository! This giveaway is open internationally as long as they ship to your country! To enter, all you need to do is (1) follow blog via GFC, (2) add your name and way to contact you to the comments, and (3) list your choice of spooky book if you win in that same comment! As an optional EXTRA entry, you can tweet about the contest and add the direct tweet url to a second comment. Your tweet must include this posts url to be a valid entry. 2 comments = 2 entries. 2 entries max per follower. Winner will be randomly chosen from the comments using random.org.

Thanks a lot for entering and Good Luck!! :) Please also check out the other blogs in the hop! They will all have a book giveaway you can enter.



Spooktacular Giveaway hop: 300+ Spooky halloween book giveaways!! Brought to you by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Diary of a Bookworm.

Wonderfully Wicked ReadAThon Challenge


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#WWReadathon
 Hey How is everyone's reading coming? Ok. As promised here is my lovely challenge!

The Challenge

I was having some issues finding my own challenge, so this one is from Michelle at Book Briefs. Its quite simple and super fun!!! Thanks to April at Shelf Confessions for helping me construct it.

For this challenge you will be making one sentence using only book titles. You cant add or leave out any words. You can use as many books as you'd like. Your sentence will probably be silly but that makes it even more fun! Just make sure its a real sentence. Subject & Verb! Here is my example:

A beautiful, dark witch song crossed the haunted, wicked woods.
Wow! that sentence sounds scary...sort of like youre lost in the woods...then you start hearing things.. :/ Here are my books:



Woo not too hard huh? If you have a blog, you can make a post with your sentence and book covers then link it in the comments. If you dont have a blog, just add your sentence to the comments then list the book titles and authors you used! Also, since our event here has a twitter tag, as a extra entry, tweet your sentence with the tag (#WWReadathon) and url to this post then add a direct link to your tweet in a seperate comment!

This challenge is TIMED!! Yes thats right...you will only have a few hours to complete this and get your entries in! The challenge starts at 4pm est and will end at 10 pm est. That gives you 6 hours. I will choose the winner promptly at 10:15 pm!! If you are having trouble please feel free to tweet me at @Alove4Lit !

Prizes

We will have 1 winner that will be chosen randomly from everyone who completes the challenge. The winner will get to choose one paranormal/supernatural/horror book of their choice from Book Depository.

**For more info on the Wonderfully Wicked ReadAThon and a schedule of events, Check out Aprils post over at Shelf Confessions.**

Here is the Signups for the Prize Packs:




Oh and before i forget, if you want to follow along on twitter, try going using TweetChat at http://t.co/8rnINl1L I found it to be soo easy!

Wonderfully Wicked ReadAThon!!


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Hey everyone!! This October had been one super great and scary month for my blog here. This weekend ill be particpating in another Halloween event called the Wonderfully Wicked ReadAThon. It will officially be running from Tomorrow Friday Oct. 21 to Sunday Oct. 23. I of course work every weekend (sigh) so ill be doing some unofficial read today and Monday..hehe. OH and of course, i forgot the best part, tomorrow ill be hosting a challenge for the readathon!!

The challenge will give yall a little time to rest your eyes.
Ill post the challenge up at exactly 4pm est time (1pm pacific) and it will last 4 hours until 8 pm est (5pm pacific). Wooo, ok back to reading now! I just wanted to give you all a heads up! Thanks to ShelfConfession for hosting the ReadAThon!

#FrightFall Update


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Frightful Fall Read-A-Thon Oct. 3-9


My (tenative) reading list:

  1. Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle

  2. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

  3. Anna dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

  4. Need by Carrie Jones

  5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


*Strikeout=finished; Underline=Currently Reading; Italic=Postponed*

2707/2707 ebook page flips. 3/3 ebooks. Goal is 100% complete!

Frigtful Fall ReadAThon: A halloween reading event where you try to read alot of creepy/scary/horror/paranormal books!! Brought to you by Castle Macabre.

Review


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Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Author: Carrie Ryan
Series Info: Book 1 of 3
Theme: Zombies, PostApocalyptic, Dystopian
Rating: 5 Hearts
Summary: Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.




My Overall Thoughts: The town in which the main character lives is surrounded by a fench. There is nothing outside of the fench except woods...and zombies! There are no other towns..or at least thats what everyone is told and is urged to believe!! Although...somehow there are these trails that go off into the woods...Do they really lead to nowhere?

I must say, i really loved this book!! The writing was greatly detailed and beutifully paced. It was nice to see the characters grow and change from just believing everything they hear to discovering things from themselves. I really love the action and zombie scenes!! I was very suspenseful, the whole book was sort of exhausting. For the whole huge journey i was like "Aaahhhhh get there already"..or get somewhere besides walking around on the trails. Im still undecided about the ending and where they actually "get".
This was my first zombie book ive ever read i really liked it. Before i read it, i half expected a human zombie love thing...but its pretty clear in the first few pages that that wont be happening! I like that the book is different in that it focus on life, loss, faith and strength instead of only love. This is why i gave it 5 hearts.
What I Liked: I really like the "love" in this books. Not only the romance but Mary's love for her family, friends, and self. Mary has to go through SO much loss and destruction...but she doesnt get too bitter.
What I Didn't Like: I didnt like that the part right towards the end when they get to the end of the path...I dont want to spoil it...but youll know what i mean when you get there!! It just seems so unfair...its like "WHAT? You have got to be kidding me"... In actuallity its a very realistic and possible situation...im just soo used to YA having perfect sweet endings where everyone lives happily ever after. Ms. Ryan is not afraid to leave the sugar coating elsewhere. These things werent enough of a dislike to lower the rating though.
My Favorite Quote: "We are our own memory-keepers and we have failed ourselves."

Fall Book Exchange


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Status: Got a partner!


Wooooo i have great news!! I finally got a partner for the Fall Book Exchange! Its Steph from http://papercut-reviews.blogspot.com/ . Wwwooo I'll be sending her 2 brand new books from her amazon wishlist.. The book titles are a secret though!!! :)



Fall Book Exchange: A gifting program where and your randomly chosen partner exchanges books from your wishlists. Brought to you by Ruby Reads.

First Line Friday


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  • Title: Hunting Ivy

  • Author: Alyxandra Harvey



First Line: I was nine years old when my mother decided it was time I took part in the family business. I was pretty enough now, she said, that I might be of use.


What do you think: fab or flab? Does it make you wanna read it or run from it? Without reading a summary, what can you gather from just the first sentence?

First Line Friday: This is a weekly event that spotlights those amazing first lines in book! The first line (and first chapter) sets the foundation for the book and influences first inpressions! These are my first lines, you be the judge! Brought to you by Katie's Book Blog

WWW Wednesday


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What are you currently reading?



  • Title: Hunting Violet

  • Author: Alyxandra Harvey

  • Progress: 2%



Description: I didnt read the summary because i wanted to be surprised...so far though i can tell the main characters mom is a "fake" pyschic! Lol! Its really good so far!!!!


What did you recently finish?



  • Title: The Brightest King of Darkness

  • Author: P.T. Michelle

  • Rating: 5 hearts



Description: Nara has dreams telling her everything that will happen the following day. After she prevents a bombing at her school, she ends up meeting Ethan, a "would-be" target. After strange and dangerous things start to happen, she starts wondering whos behind it all. Could is be Ethan, who she has come to like and semi trust, or could it be something else entirely? I really liked this book!! My review is up! I gave it my highest rating!


What do you think you'll read next?(tenative)



  • Title: Anna Dressed In Blood

  • Author: Kendare Blake



Description: I didnt read the summary completely but i think its about a guy who gets rid of ghosts but ends up falling in love with one...hmm something like that. It's getting excellent reviews and it came out at the perfect time for all my halloween events!! I love a good ghost story!


WWW Wednesday: To play along, just answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? & What do you think you’ll read next? Brought to you by Should Be Reading.

Frightful Fall ReadAthon Status Update


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Frightful Fall Read-A-Thon Oct. 3-9


My (tenative) reading list:

  1. Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle

  2. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

  3. Anna dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


*Strikeout=finished; Underline=Currently Reading*

900/2707 ebook page flips. Goal is 33.2% complete!

Frigtful Fall ReadAThon: A halloween reading event where you try to read alot of creepy/scary/horror/paranormal books!! Brought to you by Castle Macabre.

Interview/Giveaway


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Heeyyy Guys,
I have a super surprise for you all today.... an review, a interview, a widget AND a giveaway!! Squee! Author P.T. Michelle ( @PT_Michelle ) and i have been working on this behind the scenes. Amazon has recently made the first few chapters embedable...so heres a snippet!! Hope you enjoy and keep scrolling down for your chance to win!!!!!



My Review





Title: The Brightest Kind of Darkness
Author: P.T. Michelle
Series Info: Book 1 of The brightest Kind of Darkness
Theme: Darkness vs. Lightness, Dreams, Fate
Rating: 5 hearts
Summary: Nara has an unusual gift. She came see her entire next day in her dreams. While she tries not to interfere, one day when she dreams of a bombing in her school she cant stay quiet... but soon her life starts getting chaotic. She meets a new gut at school Ethan who seems to be able to balance her..but suspcious, dangerous things start to happen and she cant tell whos behind them!

My Overall Thoughts: Excellent!! The action started from the very first page!! The timing and pace were great!! The romance was sweet and steamy! The mystery was infalliable with soo many twists! The authors writing style was beautiful. I was blown away by how perfect the book seemed, especially considering it was self published! Other self pubished books ive read had errors or were very short. This book didnt have any of those problems!! Its def ready for prime time! I honestly think its ranked in the top books ive read this year!!

What I Liked: My favorite part of the book, beside the scorching hot Ethan, was the last chapter. The last chapter is very visual and it is there that you learn the meaning behind the title and the cover! Its so vivid i felt like i was part of the story. The last chapter also introduces a new mystery to be explored more in book 2. The ending left enough open to make for a great sequal but tied up enough that you feel satistfied. I love the ending...although i continue to think about Nara and Ethan. I miss their story! (Fyi: a short story and a print copy will be coming out in November, then book 2 sometime after that)

What I Didn't Like: Honestly, the only thing i didnt like was the format...Ive come to depise kindle!!! Its soo slow and laggy on my android...maybe my phone is too slow..but i almost screamed with the sluggishness!! It was very distracting when i was reading...i much prefer the moon reader ebook app!! I will have to remember this!! As for the story or reading i didnt find anything to dislike!!

My Favorite Quote: "Knowing what was coming-even if i didnt like it- was better than not knowing what would happen if i changed something."



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The Fast Five: Interview with P.T. Michelle

1. How did you pick the names for your charcters?
I initially chose Nara's name when I heard the name Inara on a TV show (shout out to Firefly!). When I started researching the meaning behind Inara, I was so excited because the description of "illuminating or ray-of-light" fit perfectly into the theme of my book "lightness vs darkness". Ethan's name means "solid and enduring" and that's also a perfect name for his character, because he's already been through a lot in book one and will have to face even more trials in book two.

2. I love quotes!! What would you say is your favorite Quote(s) from the book?
Here are a few quotes from Brightest Kind of Darkness...

Ethan had this knack for leaving me breathless and teetering. Like a chair tilted on two legs, I was never sure if I was going to topple over or land on solid ground.

Ethan clasped my wrist and pulled me into his arms, holding me close. “I’ll always be here for you.”

Ethan leaned close and I closed my eyes as he lightly kissed my cheekbone, then my forehead. He had no idea that his gentle kiss had melted something inside me, how much I craved the physical connection.


3. If you could summarize your book in one sentence, how would that sentence go?
Brightest Kind of Darkness is about a girl with the ability to see the future, but when that power fails her, will the boy who seems to know her better than anyone be able to save her?

4. What can we expect from book 2?
Book two takes Nara and Ethan even deeper into uncovering who and what he is. At the same time, Nara will have to make some difficult decisions about her own heritage and the responsibility her powers bring her. There will be more mystery, new dangers, surprising discoveries and of course the stakes will be raised for Ethan and Nara. Can their romance survive it?

5. Since this series tackles dreams and seeing the future, what other ya theme would you like to explore in your writing (ie fairies, vampires, contempory topics etc)?
I'd like to write a story that incorporates magical realism or maybe an alternate reality. I think I'll always have some sort of paranormal element or unique twist in my books. I just can't seem to stay away from it.

More about the Author


P.T. Michelle is the young adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

P.T. loves to hear from readers. If want to share your thoughts on her books, click on the contact link above and send her an email.

She’s currently hard at work on the next book in the series.

Her Blog | Her Twitter | Her Facebook

The Giveaway


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Wheee after all that scrolling... FINALLY the giveaway!! Ok, so the giveaway is for THREE (3) winners. Each will win the Ebook (amazon kindle version) of The Brightest Kind of Darkness!! (**If you dont have an actual Kindle device, you can read it on any iphone or android using the free app -OR- you can try the new cloud reader, where it just shows up in the internet browser! Check out the Amazon Kindle Help page for more info on reading Kindle books.**)

To Enter, all you have to do is add the widget to your blog. If you don't have a blog or webspace, you can also add a link back to this post on either twitter or fb (once a day, with a max of 7 total).

Each person can get up to 15 entires (1 for widget posting, 7 for twitter, and 7 for fb) although only one is required to have a chance to win. For each entry, please make a separate comment below with a direct link and your email or a way to contact you. At the end of the contest (Tuesday, Oct. 11th at midnight), I will randomly pick 3 winners out of the comments using random.org. This is open to anyone who is able to receive and view kindle books!



**GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE**


Did i forget something or do you have a question? Just use the "contact me" button on the bottom bar or leave a comment! Thanks!

Review


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Title: The Brightest Kind of Darkness
Author: P.T. Michelle
Series Info: Book 1 of The brightest Kind of Darkness
Theme: Darkness vs. Lightness, Dreams, Fate
Rating: 5 hearts
Summary: Nara has an unusual gift. She came see her entire next day in her dreams. While she tries not to interfere, one day when she dreams of a bombing in her school she cant stay quiet... but soon her life starts getting chaotic. She meets a new gut at school Ethan who seems to be able to balance her..but suspcious, dangerous things start to happen and she cant tell whos behind them!

My Overall Thoughts: Excellent!! The action started from the very first page!! The timing and pace were great!! The romance was sweet and steamy! The mystery was infalliable with soo many twists! The authors writing style was beautiful. I was blown away by how perfect the book seemed, especially considering it was self published! Other self pubished books ive read had errors or were very short. This book didnt have any of those problems!! Its def ready for prime time! I honestly think its ranked in the top books ive read this year!!

What I Liked: My favorite part of the book, beside the scorching hot Ethan, was the last chapter. The last chapter is very visual and it is there that you learn the meaning behind the title and the cover! Its so vivid i felt like i was part of the story. The last chapter also introduces a new mystery to be explored more in book 2. The ending left enough open to make for a great sequal but tied up enough that you feel satistfied. I love the ending...although i continue to think about Nara and Ethan. I miss their story! (Fyi: a short story and a print copy will be coming out in November, then book 2 sometime after that)

What I Didn't Like: Honestly, the only thing i didnt like was the format...Ive come to depise kindle!!! Its soo slow and laggy on my android...maybe my phone is too slow..but i almost screamed with the sluggishness!! It was very distracting when i was reading...i much prefer the moon reader ebook app!! I will have to remember this!! As for the story or reading i didnt find anything to dislike!!

My Favorite Quote: "Knowing what was coming-even if i didnt like it- was better than not knowing what would happen if i changed something."




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Free Book Friday


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Hey guys,
Did you know today is Free Book Friday!! Yess it is!! That means one lucky reader will get to win one book of their choice.

Usually i post the books spotlighted on the blog from the entire month, then let the winner choose thier prize from those books. But since i havent featured many books this month, the winner will choose whatever book theyd like (to be shipped from book depository).

To enter just: (1) follow my blog and (2) leave a comment with your email or a way to contact you.


Ill randomly choose a winner next Friday at 6pm. So you have until then to enter. One comment/entry per person.

Good luck!! :)

Free Book Friday: This is a periodical event hosted here that spotlights and gives away some of my favorite books. If you want to participate, leave a comment with your email. Brought to you by SweetSwan

First Line Friday


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  • Title: The Brightest Kind of Darkness
  • Author: P.T. Michelle
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2011


First Line: For me, being surprised was like wearing my best friend's favorite shirt; cherished for its borrowed uniqueness.


What do you think: fab or flab? Does it make you wanna read it or run from it? Without reading a summary, what can you gather from just the first sentence?


First Line Friday: This is a weekly event that spotlights those amazing first lines in book! The first line (and first chapter) sets the foundation for the book and influences first inpressions! These are my first lines, you be the judge! Brought to you by Katie's Book Blog

Thursday Tea


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  • The Book: The Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

  • The Tea: Chamomile



All about the Book: The Brightest kind of Darkness is a new book i discovered while on Shelfari. It's about girl who dreams about events from the next day.....and of course there is a hot guy in the mix. Ive only reading a little bit so far...but the first chapter alone was pretty spectaular! I fan find a lot of similarities between Nara and myself and i love books like that! :)


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All about the Tea: Just regular yellow Chamomile! I usually add honey and sugar...but only had sugar today! This tea is really good warm. Since im from Louisiana, the tradition here is iced southern sweet tea but with the cold front and rain, ive been crazing warm tea so thats what i did. You can also try chamomile iced down with sugar and some lemon.


Thursday Tea: This is a weekly event that dicusses my current read and the tea i'm drinking with it! Brought to you by Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog

Author Alert


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Author @PT_Michelle will be visiting the blog next week. Shes the author of The Brightest Kind of Darkness which is a new paranormal romance series for ya. Ive started it already and its great!!!

She'll be here answering a few questions plus there will be a giveaway (3 winners get kindle ebooks) and a beautiful widget (im making it now)!! Be sure not to miss it!!! Until then, i kindly attached the cover for your viewing pleasure! Its sooo pretty...reminds me of halloween!!

PS I think i heard something about a print version coming out in november sometime. If so, ill hold a giveaway for that as well!

Teaser Tuesday


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  • Title: The Hidden

  • Author: Jessica Verday

  • Location of teaser: Chapter 6



Senior year started off with a bang. Literally. Someone’s car backfired in the parking lot right after Mom dropped me off, and half the students that had been milling around went running and screaming that someone was outside shooting.


Teaser Tuesday:Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! No spoilers! Brought to you by MizB

#Giveaway Ends 10/15


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Wooo As promised, heres my giveaway for the 2011 Halloween list. Thanks you so much everyone for adding books!

Here the list: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13296.YA_Halloween_2011

I'll be using this list for a bunch of halloween events like the Readsthon and giveaway hop, so make sure you add your faves and your wishlist items that fit the list requirements which are: (1) .:recentish:. - published in the past 5 years and (2) .:halloween worthy:. - so ya paranormal, ya horror or ya supernatural.

To enter: (1) you must be a follower of this site, (2) have a goodreads acct, (3) add to/vote on the list, and (4) comment below! Extra entries include tweeting and following(friending) me on twitter/goodreads. Follow and read the rafflecopter carefully for steps to enter. Thank you again!



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  • Title: Iron Fey Series

  • Author: Julie Kagawa

  • Country Represented: Germany



Foriegn Cover Friday: A post to display beautiful covers from around the world. Brought to you by Reading Fever.

YA Halloween 2011 #giveaway


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Hey there!!
Im putting together a list on Goodreads of recent-ish halloween books and would love your faves to be added. You can just click the link below and its really easy to add books!!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13296.YA_Halloween_2011

Also, I'll be having a giveaway once my list hits 25 books. The winner will get to choose one book from the list, so be sure your favorites are there!

Any book published from 2006 to 2011 thats either ya horror, ya paranormal or ya supernatural is welcome on the list!!

Thanks everyone! Im going to use the list for all my halloween events here on the blog!! :)

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon


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Reading Wicked amounts of YA

Between Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 i'll be reading like crazy!!!! I sure hope i get through more than one book..HAHA! :D If you want to follow along, be watching twitter for the hash #WWReadathon. I'll be posting updates here on the blog too!!



Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon: Oct. 21 to 23! A read-until-you-drop halloween event for those of us itching for excitement! Brought to you by Kindle Fever, Letters Inside Out, and My Shelf Confessions

Waiting On Wednesday


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  • Title: A Million Suns

  • Author: Beth Revis

  • Publication Date: January 10, 2012



Blurb: They have to get off that ship!!


Wow.....what a concept! How do you accomplish that when youre floating in dead space? ... this is exciting..but seems scary.. I loved book 1 in the trilogy and i think ill love this on too!!

Oh and also, i just saw a book called Glow.... Its also take place in space, but its a very different storyline! You might want to check it out if you like Across the Universe!

I heart nebula!

"Waiting On" Wednesday:This is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that i am anticipating! Brought to you by Breaking the Spine

Upcoming!


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Hey guys and gals! I justed wanted to posts an "upcoming" post so you all wont miss anything (also for personal organiztion)!!

Things Coming Soon:



  1. Free book Friday: Sept. 30 - A new meme here at Lovelylit featured on the last Friday of each month. A question will be asked and the first follower to answer it will win a free book of their choice! The answer will be found in that month's blog posts.

  2. Fall Book Exchange: This will run throughout the month of October! I'll be assigned a partner to whom ill exchange a book with!

  3. Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Oct. 24 to 31 - Each participating blog will have a giveaway... that will be like over 100 giveaways in a week.... wow dont miss it!! :)






Missing You Monday


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This is another meme hosted here at Lovelylit. It just features a character, story or literary world you are missing and why youre missing it! :)


  • Title: Shiver Series

  • Author: Maggie Steifvater

  • Date Finished: About 3 weeks ago



I Am Missing: Isabell + Cole


Why: I think i started the series really disliking Isabell. I guess i misunderstood her and thought she was one of the cruel rich girls...the "mean girl". But she turned out to just be meanish on the outside but caring on the inside.... Im not sure whether she was "mean" then change because of what happened to her..or if she was just putting on an act at first...but either way i liked her in the end! Especially when she was with Cole. Their love/hate relationship was really entertaining! They were both so arrogant with each other. It saddens me that Shiver is over, but if Maggie does a spin off series, i hope it features Isabell and Cole in California!

Missing you Monday: Features a character, story or literary world you are missing and tells us why! Leave a link to your post in the comments if you want to participate! Everyone is welcome! Hosted here at LovelyLit.

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop


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I'll be participating in a Halloween giveaway hop next month!! Anyone have a prize suggestion?




Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Oct. 24th to 31st! Brought to you by I am a Reader, Not a Reader and The Diary of a Bookworm.

WWW Wednesday


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What are you currently reading?



  • Title: Sirensong

  • Author: Jenna Black



Description: Its book 3 in the Faeriewalkers Series.(..im not sure if its supposed to be a trilogy or if more are coming) Its great so far but im only 30 "ebook" pages in. In this installment, the main character is traveling to Faerie at the queens request...however pleasant that may seem, it turns out to be more like a manhunt/fugitive/run-for-your-life sort of ordeal! Although the book is getting mixed reviews, i think ill enjoy it!


What did you recently finish?



  • Title: Shadowspell

  • Author: Jenna Black



Description: This is the same series as Sirensong, but its book two. I also read the series Prequel (book 0.5) "Remedial Magic". The only other series where i read the books back to back was Sookie Stackhouse....that was because Eric is HHOOTTTT! And unfortunately...he reminds me of good ole Arawn the Erlking.... *facepalm* Im absolutely positive that character wasnt written to be swooned at....but gees..its hard not to.. Hes like the best of Keane and Ethan rolled into one.... Bad-boy and powerful! *shivers* After i finish Sirensong, im going to do a series review. :)


What do you think you'll read next?



  • Title: The Hidden

  • Author: Jessica Verday



Description: I loved books 1 and 2 in the Hollow seried and have been waiting for book 3 for like a year...woos its finally here!!! Im sort of sad though...i dont want to "loose another friend"... i finished the Shiver seires about 2 weeks ago....and i feel a sadden emptiness... :( Maybe ill waiting to read this...or find a new series to start..... *sniffle*


WWW Wednesday: To play along, just answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? & What do you think you’ll read next? Brought to you by Should Be Reading.

Theme Thursday


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Hey guys!! I have grrrrreat news! Ive been thinking my little head off to try and formulate some unique memes i can host here! Ive figured out a few... For thursday, i'll be running "Theme Thursday"! For this meme, ill be specifing a common theme, topic, genre or situation and you all can blog about which book, series and/or author does it best! Or if you cant decide, you can compare and contrast more than one! Wooo, Sound like fun?

Theme: Best "new girl at school/in town and meets a sexy, mysterious guy" -or- "there's a new sexy, mysterious guy at school/in town"

Some Options:

  1. Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

  2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

  3. Need by Carrie Jones

  4. Or whatever other book that fits, you decide!



My picks and why.
I think this theme is well played in YA novel, #1 because YA is like the only novels with high school and #2 because someone/somewhere new adds diversity and a starting point for stories.

Ive seen this theme play out in so many books..but for the life of me, i cant think past my list up top...i know there dozens of books though... From my list, i think the best was Vampire diaries, for a few reasons!


  • It was one of the first...the originals were a long time ago.

  • Its better to think a hot got would just appear vs have to move to find him.

  • Because Elena got Stefan and Damon...*drools*

  • Elena already had a connection to the brothers...sort of



Hmm, but what do you think? Post a link in the comments to your Theme Thursday post and check back next week when we dicuss "I'm New at this Private School/Academy"!

Theme Thursday: A weekly event that spotlights the top books by theme as ranked by fellow bloggers.Hosted here at LovelyLit.

Fall Book Exchange


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Status: Signing up!!!


Hey guys!! Look what i found!! OMGosh i love this. Ruby is a genius!! I am definetly signing up!! I dont know if i can from my phone..so it may have to wait until later... Signups end at the nd of the month...so i have 3 weeks! This is such a great idea...it will give me a motivation to clean up my wishlist tab... :) also i think seasonal exchanges are great.....i can def afford that!!

PS i think i also saw something else about saturday swaps on her sidebar too...maybe youll wanna go look at that also.. :)



Fall Book Exchange: A gifting program where and your randomly chosen partner exchanges books from your wishlists. Brought to you by Ruby Reads.

First Line Friday


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  • Title: Nevermore

  • Author: Kelly Creagh



First Line: By the end of fourth period, Isobel’s espresso buzz from that morning’s venti latte had long since worn off.


What do you think: fab or flab? Does it make you wanna read it or run from it? Without reading a summary, what can you gather from just the first sentence?

First Line Friday: This is a weekly event that spotlights those amazing first lines in book! The first line (and first chapter) sets the foundation for the book and influences first inpressions! These are my first lines, you be the judge! Brought to you by Katie's Book Blog

Changelog


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Hey everyone! You may notice a bunch of changes to blog this coming week. Ive already change a few things so i wanted to make a post of to do's and have done's!

What's New:

  • Updated and refreshed theme

  • Added recent "bookish" activity and a reading list to bottom bar

  • Updated my wishlist bookcase (in tab)

  • Created a few templates for consistent and uniform posts

  • Implemented some new weekly meme found around the blogasphere

  • Added a features tab for easily finding memes

  • Designed new rating system



Future Changes:

  • Make more post templates

  • Creation of memes to host here

  • Restructuring of bottom bar

  • New graphics for blog bottons and other things

  • Design blog theme/layout for giveaway



If you have any ideas or suggestions, id love to hear them! Also if you have a question about how i did (or will do) something, just leave a question in the comments! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Winner!


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And the $25 winner is......#15....

Violet


Also, i had a sudden flash of brillance and decided to send out a 2nd place prize! The winners were Spav and TwilightGrl38 who both won one book of their choice! It pays to follow my twitter because i always like have flash contests! :)

Congrats to everyone!! Our winners will have three days to respond! Thank you all for entering and be on the lookout for another giveaway soon! (hint hint next week...probably Juliet Immortal and/or The Dark Elite #1 and #2)

PS to the winners: If you have a blog, please consider leaving a link in the comments to the your reviews once you read your prize books! :D We wanna know what you thought!