Friday, August 27, 2010

Win One of Two Amazing Books @ My Love Affair With Books

My Love Affair with Books is having an amazing giveaway in celebration of reaching eighty followers! Let's look at what's up for grabs...

Wicked Lovely

Contest ends September 2nd, so hurry up and enter!

Win an ARC of The Replacement @ Book with Bite


Ends September 10th!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Win Sleepless @ Good Choice Reading (Ends August 27)

Eron De Marchelle isn't supposed to feel a connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce human charges to sleep. While he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to--after all, getting too involved in one human's life would prevent him helping his other charges get their needed rest.

But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia. Julia, with her fiery red hair and her sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. Eron has always felt protective of Julia . . . but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't seem to reach her . . .

Sandmen are forbidden from communicating with humans outside their dreams. But will Eron be willing to risk everything for a chance to be with the person he loves?

Ends August 27th

"You Choose" Giveaway @ Fanatic's Book Blog

*Winner #1 will receive their choice of books from up to $25
*Winner #2 will receive a $15 Gift Card to

The winners will increase with the number of followers!

Contest ends on September 30th

Back to School Bash @ Reading Teen

Reading Teen is giving away a plethora of prizes!
One lucky winner will snag their choice from the books above!

Contest ends on September 24th

Very Humungous Blogoversary Contest @ in which a girl reads

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Win Books @ The Eclectic Reader

Have a chance to snag one of the following three novels...

contest ends 8/31 and is international

50 Follower Contest @ Breathless for Books

Breathless for Books is giving away a slew of awesome reads! 

Up for grabs: 

  1. Alchemist, The by Paulo Coelho
  2. All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve
  3. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
  4. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
  5. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts
  6. Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh
  7. April and Oliver by Tess Callahan
  8. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  9. Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
  10. Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia
  11. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 
  12. Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak
  13. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
  14. Bronze Horseman, The (Tatiana and Alexander, #1) by Paullina Simons
  15. Choice, The by Nicholas Sparks
  16. Chronicles of Narnia, The by C.S. Lewis
  17. City of Ember, The (The Ember Series, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau
  18. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare
  19. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
  20. Dark Divine, The (The Dark Divine, #1) by Bree Despain
  21. Darkest Night, The (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter
  22. Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning
  23. Dawn's Prelude (Song of Alaska, #1) by Tracie Peterson
  24. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
  25. Department of Lost & Found, The by Allison Winn Scotch
  26. Duke and I, The (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn
  27. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  28. Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate
  29. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  30. Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  31. First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) by Jeaniene Frost
  32. Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1) by Keri Arthur
  33. Game of Thrones, A (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
  34. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson
  35. Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, #1) by Kristin Cashore
  36. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  37. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost
  38. Halo (Halo, #1) by Alexandra Adornetto
  39. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
  40. Help, The by Kathryn Stockett
  41. Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
  42. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  43. Hourglass Door, The (Hourglass Door Trilogy, #1) by Lisa Mangum
  44. Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
  45. Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine Fisher
  46. Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1) by Rebecca Maizel
  47. Iron King, The (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa
  48. Jacob (Nightwalkers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank
  49. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
  50. Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
  51. Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater 
  52. Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead
  53. Love in the Time of Dragons (Light Dragons, #1) by Katie MacAlister
  54. Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward
  55. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews
  56. The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston
  57. Marked (House of Night, #1) by P.C. Cast
  58. Matched by Ally Condie
  59. Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins
  60. My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1) By Amanda Hocking
  61. Name of the Wind, The (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) Patrick Rothfuss
  62. Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea Cremer
  63. One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
  64. One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost
  65. One That I Want, The by Allison Winn Scotch
  66. Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack, #1) by Shelly Laurenston
  67. Playing with Fire (Tales of an Extraordinary Girl, #1) by Gena Showalter
  68. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione
  69. Saying Goodbye to the Sun: A Bachiyr Novel by David McAfee
  70. Secretes of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas
  71. Seduced by Shadows (Marked Souls #1) by Jessa Slade
  72. Shadow Games (GhostWalkers, #1) by Christine Feehan
  73. Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  74. Sky Is Everywhere, The by Jandy Nelson
  75. Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh
  76. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill
  77. Storm Glass (Glass, #1) by Maria V. Snyder
  78. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead
  79. Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest Series, #1) by Tracie Peterson
  80. Summoning, The (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  81. Surrender the Heart by M.L. Tyndall
  82. Synthesis, The (Powerless, #1) by Jason Letts
  83. The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner
  84. Touch Mortal, A by Leah Clifford
  85. True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
  86. Warlord Wants Forever, The (Immortal After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole
  87. Wedding, The by Nicholas Sparks
  88. When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) by Alexandra Ivy
Contest ends September 15

Friday, August 20, 2010

Win Nightshade @ Frankie Writes

Frankie Writes is giving away an ARC of Nightshade! This ARC releases in October, so she's offering one lucky winner to read this awesome novel about werewolves in advance!

Contest ends August 27th

Win the Penguin Five @ Sarah's Random Musings

Sarah's Random Musings is giving away a boxed set of the Penguin Five, five amazing ARCS that are due to release in the coming few months. 

Contest ends September 2nd

Win Paranormalcy @ Reading Teen

Reading Teen is giving away an ARC of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White!

Ends August 31st (Paranormalcy's release date)

Win Paranormalcy @ Wordbird

Madeleine at Wordbird is giving away a preorder of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White! The gorgeous cover and intriguing synopsis promises a super read!

Contest ends August 28

Awesome ARC Giveaway @ Shannon Whitney Messenger

Shannon Whitney Messenger at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe is giving away five amazing ARCs! I'm crossing my fingers hoping to snag Matched by Ally Condie from the bunch, but they all look like awesome reads!

Here's what's up for grabs:
PEGASUS by Robin McKinley (Available in November, 2010)

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication.

But it's different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close—so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo—and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.

New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley weaves an unforgettable tale of unbreakable friendship, mythical creatures and courtly drama destined to become a classic.


MATCHED* by Ally Condie (Available September, 2010)
*Note: The ARC I have does not have the now famous cover, but otherwise it's exactly the same.

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


VIRALS by Kathy Reichs (Available November 2010)

Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot—if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friends— they're a pack. They are Virals.


THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA by Tony DiTerlizzi (Available September 2010)

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzi's vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine's world.


THE KNEEBONE BOY By: Ellen Potter (Available September 2010)

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar seaside village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal...

In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.

To enter, just go to her blog!
Contest ends August 21 at midnight PDT, so hurry and enter!!

Win AMAZING ARCS @ Carol's Prints


Carol's Prints is giving away a slew of amazing ARCs! Up for grabs include many great future releases, including an ARC of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, and signed copies of Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness!

Contest ends September 6th

Win Matched by Ally Condie!

Vicarious Reader is giving away  amazing ARCS!! 

Up for grabs:

Matched by Ally Condie

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Contest ends September 6th

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Awesome contest!!

Kid Lit Frenzy has this superb contest! Not only will the winner snag an ARC of Crescendo and possibly Matched, but the entry process will encourage people to read to younger kids and improve libraries! This amazing contest of amazing prizes is amazing amazing amazing! 

A tribute to my grandmother

My grandmother siphoned her love for literature into my brain when I was merely a baby. Equipped with an English PhD, she thought classes upon classes on numerous novels and spent hours pouring over books. She would always tell me stories, and even when her voice would become strained and tired, she carried on until I fell asleep. After teaching me how to read at an earlier than average age, writing was merely a footstep away. She always encouraged me to concoct stories of my own. Her excellent taste lead to book recommendations that never failed to dazzle me. Though I quickly moved on to pick books of my own, going to her house became a treat, since I'd always leave with an old novel or two cradled in my arms.

Without her, reading would be unknown to me; I would never experience the thrill of being immersed in a story, and the annoyance of being interrupted, wrenched out of a fictional world, the musings of another person's mind. I would never experience the joy of letting my words clutter the paper, or the satisfaction of expressing myself using nothing but these long strands of strange symbols. Thank you, grandma, for teaching me how to read. I hope I can one day do the same thing for another child.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Win 7 AWESOME ARCS at Carol's Prints


Carol's Prints is giving away 7 amazing ARCS. Personally, I'm craving Matched by Ally Condie, but I would basically sell my arm for any of these others as well!

Up for grabs: 

*Signed ARC of MATCHED by Ally Condie

*ARC of PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers

*ARC of FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan

*ARC of TORMENT (sequel to FALLEN) by Lauren Kate

*ARC of EXTRAORDINARY by Nancy Werlin

*ARC of HALO by Alexandra Adornetto

*ARC of DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Contest ends August 15

August Giveaway @ Bookmac

Bookmac is giving away to awesome August releases and some BEA swag!

The Eternal OnesInfinite Days (Vampire Queen)

Contest Ends August 31st, at midnight!

Win Matched or Beautiful Darkness @ The Publication Follies of Alexandra Shostak

Alexandra Shostak is hosting an awesome giveaway!

Up for grabs include:
Beautiful Darkness 

Contest ends August 30th

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card @ Reviewer X

Reviewer X is generously giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one lucky winner!

Think of all the books one could buy with that! :)

Ends August 11

Friday, August 6, 2010

Giant and Awesome Contest!

Pure Imagination, Reading Angel, and Candace's Book Blog are teaming up to present an AWESOME contest! There will be two winners from each blog, and each winner will receive an August, September, and October release from the Book Depository!

Contest ends August 27