Stepping out of my Comfort Zone the prejudices that hold me back

In the past I often discovered that stepping out of my reading comfort zone can change your reading habits in a big way.
I started reading mostly science fiction and fantasy without any touch of romance, and yes reading my first romance made me blush like crazy and I thought I would never like that “kitsch”.
And here I am now Romance addict and fighting for it to be accepted by others. But no, my prejudices didn’t stop there.


I always loved to read Paranormal Romance or SciFi Romance (when I found one) but Contemporaries for me always were those housewife stories with the appealing names like “Virgin on her Wedding Night” or even better “The Playboy Sheikh’s Virgin Stable Girl”. Seriously? I swore to never read those and I was 100% sure that the rest of this genre couldn’t be any better. I …

Review: "Run to You" by Sarah Ballance

Format read: e-Book galley from Manic Readers Review DepotLength: 154 pagesFormats available: e-Book, KindleRelease Date: December 13, 2010Publisher: Noble Romance PublishingPurchasing Info: Author Website, Noble Romance Publishing, Amazon Kindle, Goodreads, All Romance Ebooks

Mattie James can’t pinpoint exactly when she lost control of her life, but the moment she decided to take it back made the front page of the local paper. Desperate to dodge the fallout— and the tabloids—she jumps at the chance to spend an off-season week in a tiny resort community by the sea. Making the trip with her ex-lover is a complication she can live with; coming face to face with a dead woman is not.

The last thing Sheriff Wyatt Reed expected to find on the storm-ravaged beach was a beautiful blonde with a jealous sidekick, but one look at Mattie …

New Releases: Jan. 3-9, 2011

Deadlock by Moira Rogers

Carmen Mendoza’s shapeshifter father abandoned her. Raised by her psychic mother, Carmen ignored her paternal family’s political machinations–until the day they decided to use her in their bid for power. Trapped between two worlds and snared by a vicious spell meant to wake her inner wolf, Carmen’s only hope is to trust the one man strong enough to soothe her darkest instincts.

Born a pureblood wolf, Alec Jacobson lives as a rebel, the black sheep alpha who protects the supernatural residents of New Orleans from wolf politics. Too bad he can’t protect himself from his need for Carmen. Staking a claim on his enemy’s niece will turn his city into a battleground, unless he can find a way to stop breaking the rules–and start making them.

Interview Author Nancy Holzner + Giveaway


We are very happy to welcome author Nancy Holzner here at Book Lovers Inc today. Her new novel, Hellforged (book 2 in her Deadtown series) was released at the end of 2010 and today she is here to talk about herself, her books and zombies. Please give her a warm welcome. And keep an eye open for her question at the end of the interview and you might win her newest release. 

Nancy: Thank you so much for inviting me to be here today. I’m a regular reader of your site, so I was thrilled to do an interview with the Book Lovers.

BLI: Nancy can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Nancy: I’ve been a book lover all my life. When I was a kid, my parents had to institute a no-reading-at-the-dinner-table rule because I never wanted to put my book …

The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?

Happy New everyone! The new year 2011 just started so we thought it would be great to look back at 2010 and the covers it gave us. Being the shallow cover whores we are we had a huge stack to chose from and it was not easy. As always there are the Good and the Bad but this time we tried to keep our explanations short because most of those covers already made it in our posts over the year. Let us know which are your tops ad flops..
Caroline’s Top 5


Geist by Phillipa Ballentine
Caroline: I love the huge lion, I love the power radiating from her. I love …

Review: Immortal Champion by Lisa Hendrix

Format Read: Ebook provided by the authorNumber of Pages: 336 pagesRelease Date: January 4th, 2011Publisher: BerkleyFormats Available: Ebook, PaperbackPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Book Depository (UK), Book Depository (US)

Book Blurb:

He faces a future of cold uncertainty, until her warm embrace…

Part of a Viking crew of warriors cursed by an evil sorceress, Gunnar the Red must toil through eternity as half-man, half-beast, living out his days as a great bull, while his nights are spent in human form. And though he keeps mostly to the wilds, his heart yearns for the simple comforts of man—and the chance to redeem a tragic past…

Seeking refuge from a bitter winter in the welcoming hall of Richmond Castle, Gunnar rescues two maidens when a blaze erupts—and his destiny is forever altered. For one of the young women …

Interview Author Lisa Hendrix + Giveaway

We are really happy to welcome author Lisa Hendrix here at Book Lovers Inc today. I met Lisa on twitter and when she told me about her new release I practically begged her to come over for an interview.  Her latest novel Immortal Champion, book 3 in her her Immortal Brotherhood series, will be released tomorrow but I already heard rumors about it being seen in some stores. Please give Lisa a warm welcome.

The Geeky Lover: Lisa can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Lisa: I swear, this is the hardest question you can ask me! I’ve made four false starts already.

If I had to do it in one sentence, I tell you that I’m an average person with a rich internal life that comes out all over a computer screen. (And thank …

First winners of 2011!

(c) kc (again) / Angele

Happy New Year Everyone! 🙂

I hope you all had a great bash celebrating the end of 2010 and are looking forward to all the great adventures 2011 will bring!

So in our very first winner post of 2011, we would like say congrats to

Aurora

who won the Jill Myles giveaway

and

Cecile Smutty Hussywho won the Erin Nicholas giveaway

Congratulations Ladies, you have been e-mailed, you have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to draw new winners.

Hope you all had a great weekend and were able to rest and sleep enough after all the celebrations 🙂


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Bookish Eye Candy: Gale – Mockingjay

I hope you all enjoyed my choice last week of who should play Katniss in the movie version of Catching Fire. This week we bring Gale to the table in Mockingjay!!!

Mocking JayBook 3By: Suzanne Collins

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

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Have you Read Mockingjay yet?

Who would your first and second choices be to
portray Gale in the movie version of Mockingjay ?

Don’t forget to come back next week to see who
YOU guys picked and my choice.
You never know who it may be!


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We Love Your Comments Giveaway: Winner & new Start

This winner of our We Love Your Comments Giveaway for December is……

draconismoi 

who commented on our post “Join me on the Dark Side- The fabulous world of Science Fiction“:

Do I love SF? HAH! The only reason I even started reading fantasy was because the library shelved it with the SF. I am a SF junkie.

I (typically) started with Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series back in elementary school. But now my tastes have matured (which basically means the covers of the books I am reading now involve fewer chicks straddling the back of a dragon).

Doris Egan’s Gate of Ivory trilogy is spectacular. As is all of Sheri Tepper’s earlier works (not too crazy about her current novel).

I’ve just recently discovered Adam Troy Castro – a lawyer in space. What’s not to love?
If you go more for the lyrical writing styles, and are …

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