The Sun-soaking-up Winner Post

Hey Everyone!

My luck is holding out: the weather is still mild and warm (26-28 Celsius) with blinding sunshine and clear blue skies, and I soak up the lingering summer ray of sunshine as much as I can, I already fear the long gray autumn months :-/

So want to know what is my program for this weekend (besides shopping and meeting friends)? It’s of course spending hours out in the garden in the sun, like some kind of little lizard 😀 (But I’ll reading while lounging 😉

So tata my dears, hope you are all having wonderful relaxing weekends, and until next time here are today’s winners:

The lucky winner of an ebook copy of Deadly Descent by Kaylea Cross is: Andrea  

 
The lucky winner of an ebook copy of Lucky Girl by Cate Lord is: _yay_

I hope you’ll enjoy the books Ladies, I’ve read both and they were great! 🙂

Congratulations winners, you have all been notified by e-mail …

The International Giveaways Café (13)

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Welcome back to another Saturday morning get-together, where we have the chance to discuss book giveaways, link up our own giveaways, and enter all the others.

I’d love to hear some feedback if you’ve won any books, either by linking through here or elsewhere in the blogosphere. It’s a great way to see what interesting books we may have missed, and of course, offer our congratulations. This week, I won The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which has me completely psyched!

At Book Lovers Inc., it’s our pleasure to share the bookish love!  Good luck to everyone and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

As always, 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 …

Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review


Welcome to this week’s news post – we have covers galore and news about Amazon’s long awaited library lending programme.

The major news this week is that of Amazon’s library lending has been launched finally this week and is out of Beta. More than 11 thousand libraries will be able to offer library books and Kindle features such as margin notes and bookmarks will be available. To find out more info and what libraries are involved click here. Note it is only US libraries right now that offer this service at the moment.

Amazon has also did a bit of a facelift at their site – making it more streamlined and tablet friendly. This is probably in preparation for their upcoming release of the Kindle Tablet. 

The Guardian has listed the top 100 people influential in publishing today. It …

Review: Chosen By Fate, by Virna DePaul

Format Read: e-ARC provided by Author for review
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Length: 320 Pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Para-Ops Book II
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Formats Available: Paperback, Nook
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million, Chapters, Goodreads, Nook

Book Blurb:

Although he keeps company with a vampire and a were, human Shaman Caleb O’Flare can definitely hold his own. But neither his psychic ability nor his healing powers can help his sexy-as-hell teammate, Wraith-a ghost with no memory of her human existence, who cannot experience touch without pain.

No wraith has managed to exist past its tenth year, so her time is about to run out. She wants only two things before accepting her fate: to learn her human identity, and experience one night with Caleb…

Excerpt

My Thoughts:

In Virna DePaul’s Para-Ops world wraiths are an enigma. They are …

Author Interview: Virna DePaul + Giveaway

BLI is delighted to welcome back Virna DePaul today who is here to celebrate the upcoming release of Chosen By Fate the second novel in her Para-Ops series. Virna is a former prosecutor who writes about flawed individuals who find redemption through courage and love. Chosen By Blood, the first novel in her Para-Ops series was released to rave reviews on May 3, 2011. Chosen By Fate will hit the stands on October 4, 2011. The Para-Ops series is published by Berkley Sensation. Virna has been a very busy lady this year and in addition to her Berkley Publications her stellar Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel Dangerous to Her was published on August 23, 2011.

Lea: Virna! Welcome back to BLI, so delighted you are able to join us again. 😉

Virna: It’s always a pleasure to hang out …

Review: Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl

Format read: ebook provided through netgalleyRelease Date: 27 September 2011Publisher: HQN BooksLength: 384 pagesFormats available: ebook, paperbackSeries: Donovan Brothers Brewery #2 (Book 1: Good Girls Don’t)Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Book Depository (US), Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. And that’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She’s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble—in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan—may be too tempting to avoid.

Jamie Donovan doesn’t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies …

Romance and Me: Military Romance

Today I’m here to tell you a secret. Last week I was in a crazy frenzy. You know the kind when all you can think about is how fantastic a story was and you keep thinking about it long after it finished.

Want to know what started it? I read a novel which opened my eyes and made me discover a whole new world of romance stories: the military romance subgenre!

And after my crazy enthusiasm for said novel I went on a Goodreads rampage and searched for hours and hours becoming more and more enthralled by all the wonderful novels and series I found in the genre! Who knew military romance existed? And that it was so mindblowingly great?

If you think the military romance subgenre can be swept under the “romantic suspense” category you are mistaken. This is so much more than that! Let me tell you why…

 

 

I have always loved novels and movies …

Review: Island Idyll by Jess Dee

Format Read: e-ARC provided for Review
Length: Novella – 90 pages
Series: Bandicoot Cove, Book 4
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Ménage a trois
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Formats Available: eBook, Kindle, Nook
Purchasing Info: Publisher, Author’s Website, Goodreads, Kindle, Nook

Book Blurb:

Adolescent fantasies can grow into very adult realities.

Sienna James has come to Bandicoot Cove to mourn the end of her eight-year relationship with Ben Cowley. The last person she expects to meet is the star of every one of her high school fantasies.

Joshua Lye is not only as appealing as he was in high school, he reveals she was the main feature in his adolescent wet dreams. As kids they never got it together. But they’re adults now, and there’s nothing keeping them apart.

When Ben arrives at the resort determined to win Sienna back, finding …

New Releases Sep 19 – 25

Unclaimed (Turner #2) by Courtney Milan

Her only hope for survival…

Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he’s known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check…until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he’s waited for all his life. Is to ruin the man she loves… But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark’s enemies make her an offer she can’t refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she’s sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future …

Review: Tempted by His Target by Jill Sorenson

Format Read: won ARC copyLength: 224 PagesRelease Date: September 20, 2011Publisher: HarlequinGenre: Romantic SuspenseFormats Available: Paperback, eBookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon.com, Book Depository (US)Book Depository (UK)Book Blurb:

Wanted for the murder of a Mexican drug lord’s son, party girl Isabel Sanborn fled to Oaxaca. Now she owes her life to Brandon Knox, a passing tourist who just saved her from a hit man.

But Knox is no accidental hero—he’s an undercover U.S. marshal assigned to bring Isabel to justice. Instead, wanting to protect her, he joins her on the lam…with cartel goons and corrupt police in hot pursuit! And as the danger escalates, sexual tension sizzles. For the first time in his career, Brandon considers jeopardizing his mission to safeguard his target. And though Isabel can elude the authorities,she can’t escape her feelings….

My Thoughts:

I’m a huge Sorenson …

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