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The Birthday Weekend Winner Post

Hey Everyone!

How was your weekend? Mine was super busy: it was my dad’s 60th birthday so on Friday I took a plane at 6am (meaning I had to get up at 3am to get in time to the airport) and spent the past 3 days with intense family events and nonstop celebrating! We ate so much I feel like if I don’t eat for at least 3 days I still will feel full. lol.

Now I would need at least 2 days to get some rest but work will resume tomorrow with another long week *sighs* Well until then here is this week’s winner:

Congrats to

the lucky winner of an ebook copy of The Right Temptation by Diane Escalera is

Katja

 

Congratulations Katja, you have been sent an e-mail notifying you of your win by tonight. You have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to draw a …

Sunday Cravings

Why hello everyone! Contrary to all expectations, I survived Friday the 13th!

Damn, guess that means I’ll have to pay off my massive WorldCon credit card debt after all.

As far as I’m concerned this coming week is a little light on drool-worthy titles, but I appear to be in the minority here at BLI headquarters. Let’s see what books are contributing to the structural de-stability of my fellow Book Lover’s homes….

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Alisha: The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells …

The International Giveaways Café (106)

Happy Saturday all and welcome back to the place where we love to share bookish giveaways open worldwide. The weather has taken a sharp turn in my part of the world this week, giving us a sign of things to come…like snow (boo!) and Christmas (yay!) What that means for the café is surely a higher volume of traffic for yummy lattes and, of course, loads of additions to the giveaways list, so remember to stop by each week for a quick visit! Have a fantastic rest of the weekend

And, please let us know if you’ve won anything recently; the Book Lovers would love to hear! As book lovers, we’re happy to spread the word…and the love Good luck to everyone!

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Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this week’s news post! This week we have some fun updates as well as the big news that J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers are returning to the world of HARRY POTTER!

 

 

I think most people know by now when news broke earlier this week that J.K. Rowling announcing that she will be writing the screenplay based on HARRY POTTER’S text book, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM which is also a book she released in 2009 for charity.   Warner Brothers will be also producing, who also are producing the miniseries for her adult book, THE CASUAL VACENCY which is due for release next year.  This marks Rowling’s first foray in writing a screenplay and actually approached the studio to embark on the adaption. Rowling also stated in her facebook  page that this movie will be a standalone and although it ties in with HARRY POTTER world …

Bookish PSA: Books Kill

Today is Friday the 13th. An inglorious and dangerous day. Prone to rampant murderous rampages, and all manner of unspeakable tragedies.

It is my rather sad duty to inform you all that by the time you are reading this, I shall most certainly be dead.

My untimely demise was foreseen by Chuck Wendig at WorldCon. Whilst chatting with him about the utter perfection of Blackbirds (Someone explain to me how he failed to win the not-Hugo?), he was overcome with a premonition of death. Specifically, mine. Which was inscribed in the book for posterity:

“You will die when this book literally burrows into your brain.”

How could I possibly infer today as The Day? Well what OTHER date of the year would one expect books to become self-aware and begin acting upon their primary themes?

(Note: Angry Robot is clearly in on this. The next …

Review: Jennifer Government by Max Barry

Format read: Paperback
Series: N/A
Genre: Science Fiction, dystopia
Release Date: February 5, 2004
Number of pages: 352 pages
Publisher: Abacus
Formats available: ebook, paperback, audio, hardcover
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Site, Book Depository, IndieBound.

Book Blurb:

Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It’s a brave new corporate world, but you don’t want to be caught without a platinum credit card–as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she’s allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale–and everything must go.

A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the …

Review: The Elusive Wife by Callie Hutton

Format read: ebook copy provided by the publisher for review
Release Date: 20 May 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Number of pages: 200 pages
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Read an excerpt

Blurb:

Jason Cavendish, the Earl of Coventry, is trying to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. However, he doesn’t remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn’t seen her since. The fascinating Lady Olivia has captured the Earl’s attention. Newly arrived from the country to stay with her school friend for the Season, she is appalled to discover that her husband, Lord Coventry, doesn’t even recognize her. She’s not about to tell the arrogant arse that she is his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by …

Review: Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris

Format read: e-book
Series: Love and Games, #1
Release Date: 8 July 2013
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Length: 191 pages
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & NobleAuthor’s Site

Book Description:

One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas.

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached …

Review: Medium Well by Meg Benjamin

Format read: ebook purchased from Amazon
Series: Ramos Family/Medium Trilogy, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: Feb. 2nd, 2013
Number of pages: 296 pages
Publisher: Berkley InterMix
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Publisher’s Website

Real estate agent Danny Ramos has always had a knack for selling homes, but when his boss saddles him with a neglected carriage house, Danny discovers that his abilities are more than simple intuition…

On his first visit to the house, Danny is confronted with visions of a violent murder. His assistant, Biddy Gunter, doesn’t seem affected, and Danny starts to think he’s going crazy—until he gets a visit from his mother, who suggests that Danny’s uncanny talent to sell old houses may stem from his family inheritance: psychic empathy.

When Biddy reveals to Danny her own strange dream about the carriage house …

New Releases: September 9-15, 2013

Title: Darke London
Author: Coleen Kwan
Series: Uncanny Chronicles, #1
Genre: steampunk romance
Release date: September 10, 2013 by Samhain Publishing

Description:

The only way to save her life is to resurrect the dead…

Julian Darke was only a newborn when he was abandoned on the doorstep of a gentleman doctor. Though raised with love, he is driven to discover his true origins.

Convinced Sir Thaddeus Ormond knows something, Julian shadows him one night and is shocked to see a young woman thrown from Ormond s carriage and accosted by a thug. Julian manages to save her life, but not her face and hands from horrific injuries.

Nellie Barchester doesn t recognize the scarred, disfigured stranger in the mirror. Though the gifted doctor and engineer has done his best to repair the damage, scars ravage her body, and chill her soul with the realization that her own husband may have plotted her death.

Julian s tenderness is a balm …

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