Bookish Rants or Raves: What About YA?

Y.A. Books are everywhere these days! From “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” getting to “The Hunger Games” and “I Am Number Four”, Y.A. is everywhere and personally, the sub-genre that most attracts me is Paranormal Y.A. or Sci-Fi Y.A.

To be quite honest I am not that familiar with “regular” Y.A. novels and series like “Perfect Chemistry” and I tend to get tired of Y.A. faster than I used to. I think I have just been enjoying Adult novels more and I try to go back and forth between them so I don’t too tired of either.

However, I do have a few Paranormal Y.A. series that I can’t get enough of, like: Rachel Vincent’s “Soul Screamers”, Richelle Mead’s Y.A. Books, Holly Black’s “Curse Workers” and Julie Kagawa’s “Iron …

Guestpost by Ann Stephens + Giveaway

We are very happy to welcome author Ann Stephens here at Book Lovers Inc today. She writes Historical Romance novels and her latest novel, Her Scottish Groom was released last week. Today She will tell us how being published feels and what it will or will NOT change in your life. Please give her a warm welcome. And be sure to answer her question at the end for your chance to win.

“Before Enlightenment, carry water and chop wood. After Enlightenment, carry water and chop wood.” 

-The Buddha
First off, let me thank all the Book Lovers for inviting me here today! I look forward to meeting everyone.
Second, I’m not Buddhist, but I’ve always liked the saying above. It gives a good idea of what writing is like. Just substitute ‘publication’ for ‘enlightenment’ and ‘write, edit, write some more’ for ‘carry water and chop …

Bookish Rants or Raves: Getting Stuck On Your Own Ways!

 Hey Everyone! I realized something really annoying recently, I am having a really hard time starting new book or series. I have come to notice that when it comes to the series I already love, I can get right into the newest book and I usually can’t wait for it. 

However, when it comes to a new series, even if it’s by an author I already really enjoy, I’m having a hard time feeling the right mood to start it =/. I realized this more recently when a lot of authors I love, started releasing new series that sound awesome and even though I have been buying those books, I can’t seem to be inclined to reading them =(

I’m starting to think I’m stuck in my ways, that I can’t …

Bookish Rants or Raves: Is Bigger, Better?

Hey Everyone! After this hiatus, when Authors took over our beloved Book Lovers Inc., I am back =)

I have been thinking about length when it comes to books. They can be in a series or standalone, but do the length matter? Do you prefer shorter books or longer ones? Full Novels or Novellas?

I am usually partial to Full length novels in general, but I have enjoyed a lot of Novellas and I feel that sometimes they are perfect in size to tell some stories that don’t really need 300+ pages to be told.

However, there are some Novellas or shorter length novels that have the potential to be so amazing, that the shorter length just doesn’t do it justice. In those cases, bigger would definitely be better.

Now, I want to know from you guys…

Do …

Interview Author Tracey O’Hara + Giveaway

We are very happy to welcome author Tracey O’Hara here at Book Lovers Inc today.  Death’s Sweet Embrace, book 2 in her Dark Brethren series was released this week and she is here to talk a bit about her books and what makes them into something special. Please give Tracey a warm welcome and be sure to check out the end of teh post for your chance to win a signed goodie. *g*The Geeky Lover: Tracey can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Tracey: I’m an Aussie – i.e. born and bred in Australia where I have lived all my life. I am married with 2 sons and 3 cats and am an analyst programmer by day. I first started writing about 6 years ago – I am not one of these writers who have wanted to write from …

The Authors Strike Back (Part 4) with Seleste DeLaney

This is the last post in this year Blogoversary (we hope you all enjoyed our 13 days of fun and games) and we are happy to welcome Seleste deLaney. She put much torture effort into this interview. Be sure to answer one of the questions in the comments because this is your last chance to get an extra entry. 

Seleste deLaney: What kind of book have you not read yet (either you haven’t found a good one or it’s a concept you just haven’t seen yet), that you’re dying to read?

Susi – The Geeky Lover: I would really like to read something about Ewan McGregor and myself but not sure the rest of the world would be interested in that. =P

Caroline – The HEA Lover: I haven’t read any adult book with Alternate dimensions.I’d love a romance with heroes going through different dimensions.

Stella – The …

Bookish Rants or Raves: Getting Organized!

Ok so, a while back I talked about Bookish OCD, now I want to talk about keeping yourself organized when it comes to writing down the books you’ve read, need to read, review, etc…

I’ve found myself trying to be organized more and more. Last year I started keeping a spreadsheet of the books I read through 2010 and even though I stopped adding to it about halfway through the year, I did catch up in the end.

This year I started a 2011 spreadsheet and I’m actually adding the books I need to read for review and the order I plan to read them. I’m hoping to be more organized this year than I was in 2010 and stick with it. Goodreads and LibraryThing have both been amazing in helping me keep track of my books as well as FictFact, …

Bookish Rants or Raves: I {Don’t} Feel Like It!

Hey everyone! Recently I have been thinking a lot about the act of reading. It looks like something so simple and innocuous, but I feel it is anything but.

As a reader I tend to give a lot of myself to any book or book series I am reading and if it doesn’t connect with me, it will be a uphill battle to get to finish it.

One of the most important aspects of reading is the mood. I can have a ton of amazing books in my TBR, but if I am not in the mood to read a certain genre, I will avoid it as much as I can.

Take YA for example. For the last few months I haven’t been able to feel almost any excitement about YA novels and have only been able to read a couple. I don’t …

Review: Night’s Cold Kiss by Tracey O’Hara

Format Read: Print copy from the authorNumber of Pages: 332 PagesRelease Date: August 25th 2009 Publisher: EosFormats Available: Paperback, EbookPurchasing Info: Amazon (US), Author site, Book Depository, Goodreads

Book Blurb:

Watching her mother being savagely murdered left Antoinette Petrescu inflamed with hatred for the vampire race, but she now realizes that to exact her revenge, she needs the help of one of their kind. Little does she know that the bloodthirsty Christian Laroque cloaks his own secret agenda. Guaranteed to raise the pulse of readers who crave dark vampire fiction with strong romance plotlines.

My Thoughts:

When I held Night’s Cold Kiss in my hands for the first time I was immediately impressed. The book looks impressive and when I started to skim through it I discovered the Glossary at the end. I thought wow that really looks …

Interview Dee Carney + Giveaway

We are very happy to feature author Dee Carney here at BLI today. Her latest novel Hunger Aroused was released with Carina Press and we are happy to have her here today talking a bit about herself and her books. Please give her a warm welcome.BLI: Dee can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Dee: Oh! The dreaded job interview question that no one ever knows really how to answer. Lol I can tell you I’m an avid reader who loves to cook. I cut my teeth on reading every type of horror you can imagine while growing up, and only in my late twenties did I discover the joy of reading romances. I currently reside in Georgia with my husband, two dogs and a cat. When not reading, writing or cooking, I’m at my day job as a …

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