Review: The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards

Format read: ebook provided by NetGalley
Series: Dr. Charlotte Stone, #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Number of pages: 333 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Formats available: ebook, hardcover, paperback, audiobook
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK) | Publisher’s Website

Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge—Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessing—or curse—gives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It’s also turned her love life upside …

Sunday Cravings

Greetings, fair friends! Have a great first-week of September? The weather’s slowly cooling bit by bit, and white pants are once again being considered  faux-pax by many. In terms of book releases, last was chock full of bookish goodies. This week’s new release group produced fewer titles overall (especially long-awaited ones), but the Book Lovers have a few items we can’t wait to get our hands on…

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Alisha: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow …

The International Giveaways Café (105)

Happy Saturday all and welcome back to the place where we love to share bookish giveaways open worldwide. Hope you all have a wonderful 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!

Here’s the fine print for entering your link:
Guidelines:
If you have a giveaway you would like to share with our other readers, the rules are simple:
1. The giveaway MUST be available to international addresses (Book Depository does count)
2. Add your link below, in the format shown. (Please use the URL for the contest post, not a general blog URL; you don’t want to make it tricky for others trying to enter)
3. Expired contests will be removed during my weekly cleaning, but remember to come back …

Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this week’s news bookish news! This edition we have the long-awaited news on the new Kindle Paperwhite which is now available to preorder, and the leading couple for FIFTY SHADES has finally been announced although some fans aren’t too happy.

 

Amazon launched their new Paperwhite Kindle this week, which isn’t surprising since reports had the older version being out of stock or on sale with reduced pricing which always heralds that a newer version is about to be released. In this new version there is a whole slew of new features and updated specs, such as a clearer and sharper screen and new software updates. But there is also new exciting updates such as the Kindle Matchbook which allows customers to be offered either free or low discounted ebooks of books they’ve already bought in print. Amazon has already brought in a similar feature with MP3s and CDs …

Review: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan

Format read: e-book
Series: Brothers Sinister, #1.5
Release Date: 18 December 2012
Publisher: Courtney Milan
Length: 121 pages
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & NobleAuthor’s Site, Kobo, Smashwords

Book Description:

Sometimes love is an accident.

This time, it’s a strategy.

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.

Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He’s been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he’s determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. It all starts with a wager …

Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Format Read: ebook borrowed from the Library
Number of Pages: 302 pages
Release Date: January 18, 2011
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, ebook, audiobook
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK) | Author’s website | Publisher’s website | Goodreads

Book Blurb:

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes …

New Releases: September 2-8, 2013

Title: All Our Yesterdays
Author: Cristin Terrill
Series: Cassandra Chronicles Duology, #1
Genre: young adult, dystopian, time travel
Release date: September 3, 2013 by Disney Hyperion

Description:

You have to kill him.” Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from …

Book Lovers Book Club: September 2013 Voting Results

Good moaning everyone!

And yes I am definitely moaning today because I currently cannot walk…thanks to the back stairs at my house. If anyone would like to purchase my sprained ankle off me it is going at a very attractive rate…free.

But I digress.

The voting results are in and Septembers reads will be:

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

First in an all-new series where seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas.

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a …

Sunday Cravings

Happy first of September to all! I hope that you’re enjoying the last of summer (or rejoicing in the tail end of winter!)–and if you’re celebrating Labor Day tomorrow, may the barbeque be yummy and the iced tea be cool.

This week’s releases brought fewer must-haves for the team, but there are definitely some long awaited and exciting standouts among the bunch, each vastly different from the others. Let’s see what we’ve got…

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Cass: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam Trilogy, #3

Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating …

The I’m Back Winner Post!

Hey Everyone!

I know, I know I’ve disappeared from the face of the Earth and the blog, or so it seemed to you but life has been busy. I went on vacation, then when I got back had no internet for about a week (yep, just love how efficient my cable provider was…NOT!), then I had job interviews, gave notice at my old job, went on dates and organized a wedding (not mine, lol, my best friend’s). So yeah, things have been pretty eventful in real life but I’m back! And I bring you some long-time awaited winners!

Congrats to

the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Outside the Lines by Kimberly Kincaid is

Deanna

 

the lucky winner of a Kindle Paperwhite offered in Grace Brurrowes’ blog tour is

Eddi

 

the lucky winners of a copy of A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett are

JenM

Ora

 

Congratulations winners, you have been sent …

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