November New Releases

Hey guys! As promised, here are the new books that are on my radar for the month of November.

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman – November 1st
Crossed by Ally Condie – November 1st
Last Breath by Rachel Caine – November 1st

Liar’s Moon by Elizabeth A. Bunce – November 1st
Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien – November 8th
The Sharp Time by Mary O’Connell – November 8th

Don’t Expect Magic by Kathy McCullogh – November 8th
The File on Angelyn Stark by Catherine Atkins – November 8th
Hush, Hush (The Graphic Novel) by Becca Fitzpatrick – November 8th

Darker Still by Leanna Renne Hieber – November 8th
A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae – November 8th
Breathe by Melanie McCullogh – November 11th
Wherever You Go by Heather Davis – November 14th
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – November 15th
Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire – November 15th

Death Watch by Ari Berk – November 15th
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff – November 15th
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting – November 15th

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler – November 21st
Unleashed by Nancy Holder & Debbie Veguie – November 22nd
Belle’s Song by K.M. Grant – November 22nd

I’m pretty positive I’m missing a whole lot of books here so feel free to let me know which ones in the comments!

…Oh and keep scrolling down. Eight letters, starts with G ends in Y.
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And the Winners Are…

Hey all! The following lucky people are the winners of my recently held Smart Chicks Kick It Tour giveaway. Thanks to those who entered and I hope you will all stick around because this is certainly not the last major contest that I will host. Winners and prizes were drawn in order of the prizes listed on the giveaway. So without further ado…

The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
(Winner is Lori M. Lee)

Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos by K Garcia & M Stohl
(Winner is Sarabara081)

Enthralled
(Winner is Carissa St. Armand)

Signed Copy of Across the Universe by Beth Revis
(Winner is TheJay2xA)

Raised by Wolves (Books 1 & 2) by J Lynn Barnes
(Winner is Spav)

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
(Winner is Kristina Shields)

Winners have been notified and will have 24 hours to respond back or another will be drawn. Once again, thanks so much for all the support!


UPCOMING GIVEAWAY:

ONE winner will win the following books:  VARIANT, THE DEATH CURE, REMEMBRANCE, ASHFALL, FALLEN ANGEL & THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY.

This contest will start sometime in November, so stay tuned!

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Smart Chicks Kick It Tour Recap and GIVEAWAY

 On October 1st, the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour made their stop in Vancouver. I haven’t flown alone in a long time and I’ve always been afraid of flying. Which is surprising since my husband and I fly about 3 to 4 times a year on average. I don’t know, something about hurtling from 36,000 feet to my death tends to put the fear in me.  No joke.

Vancouver is about two and a half hours west from where I live (by air). I was simultaneously scared and excited. The flight was uneventful, thankfully. So obviously, I survived. All that fright and worrying were all for naught.

I had an awesome time! Vancouver is such a beautiful and bustling city. I just wish I had the time and the guts to do a bit of exploring, but oh well. Half the battle was getting my butt on the plane. Lol.

Anyway, I got there about two hours before the authors took the stage and the place was already packed. So I wandered around aimlessly to waste time – hardly a hardship since I was at a book store. I honestly have no clue what goes down on these type of events. I didn’t bring my books with me for the authors to sign, so I actually had to buy duplicate copies of all the books.

The illustrious panel included: Kelly Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Beth Revis, Margaret Stohl, Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Sara Zarr. They were very funny and forthcoming about their future projects. In as little as two hours, I learned so much about writing and publishing. The audience, which consist mostly of teens, threw questions that for the most part, were quirky and fun. The crowd pretty much brought back memories of my Twi-hard days, when I’d be one of the few mothers in the cinema for the midnight showing 🙂

I learned that EVERYONE, and I mean, EVERYONE wants to kiss and shag Derek of the Darkest Powers trilogy. Even most of the panel! Margaret Stohl is a huge gamer and attends the annual Pokemon conference (I didn’t even know there was one). Beth Revis is very soft spoken and loves chaos when she writes. Everyone was so nice and they didn’t give me an unapproachable air.

The best lesson of all: NEVER STOP READING.

I won a signed poster of Matched/Crossed by Ally Condie but decided to give it up to a girl whose mom was nice enough to let me cut in front of the line (she knew I had a flight to catch). I got home about six hours later to find an email from this sweet girl thanking me for the poster 🙂

I’m looking forward to the next event that I could afford to go to. I’m eyeing BEA 2012 in June. We’ll see.

Best autograph ever! JOY IS A BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. – Margaret Stohl

So, we come to the giveaway portion of this post. Open to everyone! 
UP FOR GRABS:



Six winners:

(1) The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
(1) The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
(1) How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
(1) Enthralled by K Armstrong & Melissa Marr
(1) Across the Universe by Beth Revis (signed)
(1) Raised by Wolves & Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes



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Congratulations are in Order!!

Winners announcement!
Fiirst, I’d like to congratulate  A.J.  over at Collections for winning  October Shopping List contest. She chose to receive Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Amplified by Tara R. Kelly. Congrats, Alexa!
I had an author’s interview with Brooke Moss, author of The “What If” Guy and also held a giveaway coinciding this event. We have three winners. 
PAPERBACK COPIES

Sarah (Identity Seeker)
Valerie (Stuck in Books)
E-COPY
Melissa Robles
Congratulations, everyone! I hope you enjoy all these goodness!
Stay tuned for more giveaways, you guys. I have copies of books from the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour that are dying to be on your bookshelves!
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October New Releases

So October is here! I can almost smell the pumpkin pies and hear the ghouls moaning…oooooo…anyway. This is where I usually have my shopping list but I thought I’d change it up a bit and just give you guys a heads up on what fab books are headed our way. Though I’m positive you’re keeping a list of your own!
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Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (October 1st)
Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey (October 3rd)
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (October 4th – Australian release)

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Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (October 4th)
Eve by Anna Carey (October 4th)
Past Perfect by Leila Sales (October 4th)

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Radiant Desire by Inara Scott (October 4th)
The Next Door Boys by Jolene B. Perry (October 4th)
There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones (October 4th)

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Variant by Robison Wells (October 4th)
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (October 4th)
Concealed by Sang Kromah (October 10th)

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Ashfall by Mike Mullin (October 11th)
Without Tess by Marcella Pixley (October 11th)
The Death Cure by James Dashner (October 11th)

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Frost by Wendy Delsol (October 11th)
Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter (October 11th)
Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield (October 11th)

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The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas (October 11th)
Tris & Izzie Mette Ivie Harrison (October 11th)
Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe (October 13th)

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Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral (October 13th)
Girls Don’t Fly by Kristen Chandler (October 13th)
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez (October 18th)

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Crave by Melissa Darnell (October 18th)
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (October 18th)
Swear by Nina Malkin (October 18th)

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Beautiful Chaos by K Garcia & M Stohl (October 18th)
Hush, Hush – Graphic Novel by B Fitzpatrick & J Roseo (October 18th)
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr (October 18th)

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Seizure by Kathy Reichs (October 18th)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (October 18th)
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (October 18th)

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On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker (October 19th)
Amplified by Tara Kelly (October 25th)
Between the Sea and Sky (October 25th)

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Scored by Lauren McLaughlin (October 25th)
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry (October 25th)
Muse by Rebecca Lim (October 27th)

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments! Who knows? maybe there’s a gift waiting there for you IF you’re the right commenter! I’m thinking of a number…if that’s you then you win TWO choices from October! 😉 I’m evil, I know. I don’t care where you’re from…so long as Amazon ships in your area. Also, please don’t be mad if your books get damaged or lost while in transit. Way out of my hands…and I won’t be held responsible. This contest is not advertised and I won’t broadcast it, so if you’re the only one who left a comment, then you’re the winner! This giveaway will end on October 2nd, 12 noon CST.

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