Interview: Author Sophie Jordan + Giveaway

We are very happy to have author Sophie Jordan here at Book Lovers Inc today. The final novel in her Penwich School for Virtuous Girls series, Wicked Nights with a Lover, will be released tomorrow and she is here to tell us a bit about herself, her writing and her historical romance series. Please give her a warm welcome. And be sure to stay tuned till the end, because brought a surprise for one reader. 

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

Sophie: I’m the author of historical romance novels and young adult fiction for HarperCollins, as well as paranormal romance for Pocket. I’m fortunate to be doing what I love in life — writing stories I love and raising a wonderful family in the process.

BLI: Describe a typical day of writing? Are you a planner or pantser?

Sophie: As I …

Explore This! Salem, Massachusetts

I’ve had the pleasure of reading a couple of Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories this year through two of my university courses, The Birthmark and most recently, Young Goodman Brown. This got me thinking about Salem, Massachusetts…and of course what it is most famous for.

What I didn’t know before was that Nathaniel Hawthorne had ancestors that were involved in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Hawthorne was born in Salem, so his family must have resided in the town for several generations. For more information on the Witch Trials (I found this an interesting account of what happened and why) click here. There was a lot of misunderstandings that got completely out of hand, and were fueled by young girls and family resentments.

Salem, MA is a lovely, old town with lots of history but sadly has this bad reputation, …

Review: Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer

Format Read: ARC Print copy provided by the authorNumber of Pages: 416 PagesRelease Date: November 30th 2010 Publisher: St. Martin’s PaperbacksFormats Available: Paperback, EbookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, Good Reads, Book Depository (UK), Book Depository (US),

Book Blurb:

Handsome, dashing, delightfully wicked—the Impossible Bachelors are the most eligible men in London. But in romance, only one thing is impossible: refusing to follow where the heart leads…


Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.


A good spy flies below the radar. Which …

Guest Post by Kieran Kramer + Giveaway + Sneaky secret giveaway!

It’s with pleasure that we welcome again author Kieran Kramer on Book lovers Inc. Kieran’s new novel, Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right, is coming out tomorrow. It’s the 2nd book in the Impossible Bachelors series, I will just say these books are really worth your time! Let’s give a warm welcome to Kieran who will tell us all about her love of musicals and her encounter with a great but intimidating editor. Stay until the end for a great giveaway…and keep your eyes opened for a very sneaky secret giveaway in the guest post *g*

“Show (Don’t Tell!) Me Now: How Kate Duffy + Musicals = A Memorable Moment for an Aspiring Writer”
Okay, I am nuts for musicals!!! If I had my druthers, there’d be a “Life’s a Musical Day” the first Monday of every …

Quick Winners Announcement!

Welcome back everyone to another sleep Sunday! Or maybe it’s sleepy just in my corner of the world? It’s grey/white and about to snow and I feel like curling up on the sofa and sleeping. I’m even too tired to keep my eyes open to read, so sorry but today no rambling post for you, just a short announcement of winners (as if you would miss my long rambling, yeah.. ;-p lol)

So congrats to

Noelle Pierce
who won the Lila DiPasqua giveaway

and to

who won the Suzanne McLeod giveaway

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

Don’t worry if you haven’t won this time, there are still a bunch of giveaways going strong, just check our sidebar!
Ok off to a little nap, have a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon! …

Bookish Eye Candy: Peeta – The Hunger Games

Welcome back to Bookish Eye Candy. I would love to continue on with Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series, but i have not gotten any further on the series yet. So we will def. be coming back to that series a little farther down the road. Now……*wiggles brows* we are going to move onto my newest favorite YA series. The Hunger Games Series by: Suzanne Collins.

Hunger GamesBook 1By: Suzanne Collins

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The …

Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Publishers are going to offer book apps with interactive content aimed at Christmas. Publishers like Penguin and the Hachette group are hoping to capitalise on the popularity of ereading devices like the ipad/iphones and to increase and expand on the interactivity of ebooks.

Scientists have made a breakthrough with e-ink technology by making it cheaper and actually disposable. This could make printing documents/texts a thing of the past and has wider implications and possibilities with other products and tech. 

Barnes and Noble is having an awesome sale right on ebay, for Black Friday sales, with the Wifi Nook going on sale for $99 – the 3G version is slightly higher at $119.

The cover for the next Sookie Stackhouse book has been posted! Dead Reckoning is slated for release next May.

Sourcebooks will …

Review: When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer

Format Read: PrintNumber of Pages: 432 PagesRelease Date: November 2nd 2010 Publisher: St. Martin’s PaperbacksFormats Available: Paperback, EbookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, Good Reads, Book Depository (UK), Book Depository (US), Amazon

Book Blurb:

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he’s named by the Prince regent as one of society’s ‘Impossible bachelors’, Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: the bachelor whose mistress wins the title of ‘Most Delectable Companion’ gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status…until his latest lightskirt abandons him. Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry’s childhood friend – actually, ‘foe’ is more like it – is the most unlikely companion of all. She’s attractive but hot-headed, and in no …

Blogtour: Tara Taylor Quinn – The Chapman File Book Launch and Charity Skate

We are very happy to welcome quthor Tara Taylor Quinn here at Book Lovers Inc today. Actually not she’s posting here today, rather the heroine of her popular Champan Files series, Kelly Chapman. She’s here today to talk a bit about Black Friday and to bring attention to her charity skate against domestic abuse on December 4th in Phoenix, Arizona. There’s also a chance to win books and perhaps even a Kobo reader. Please  give Kelly and Tara a warm welcome.

Happy Friday!! Expert Witness Psychologist Kelly Chapman here today, freed from the imagination of Tara Taylor Quinn. I specifically asked for this day to blog because today is the day that my story is officially released. I find it no mistake that this takes place on a day called Black Friday. It isn’t the story I imagined when Tara …

Review: Holiday Bound by Beth Kery

Format read: ebook
Number of pages: 110 pages
Release date: 1 December 2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Source: my personal library
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing info: Goodreads,
Amazon Kindle Store,

For more information visit Beth Kery’s offical website

Book blurb:

The Oedipal Complex has never been so sexy…

Alex Carradine can’t believe his father wants to come and visit his ski resort. Could it be that after so many stormy years, “slick Mitch” Carridine wants to offer an olive branch? Maybe the old man is mellowing, settling down with the new lover he’s bringing along.

Then Alex realizes the acid truth. This is no warm family visit. His father’s latest conquest is none other than the woman of Alex’s sexual fantasies, meant only to dangle tauntingly in front of his face. At least an unexpected blizzard has frozen his father out of the picture …

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