We Love Your Comments Giveaway: Winner & new Start

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

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LSUReader 

who left this comment on our post “Explore This! Versailles, The Tuileries and Vaux-le Viscomte“:

What a wonderful break from my real Monday. Thanks for the free trip!

Congrats hon! I will Email you know. =)

We will now start counting for November. Here again the rules:

We thought long and hard about how we should show you, the readers of Book Lovers Inc how much we appreciate your input and interaction. We are happy and grateful for every comment cuz we know how it is to be a “blog-hopper”. We enjoy reading your thoughts and we love to start a good discussion with you. This blog is all about spreading the love for books and without you that mission would be lost.

We pondered how to give some of the love, you give …

Hey winners gather around!


Ciao ragazzi!

Yep, I’m back from Italy and here to announce the two winners of our latest contests!

So congratulations are in order for

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Carol T
who won the Jackie Morse Kessler giveaway!

and


Novel Reaction
who won the Nicola Cornick giveaway!

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

And don’t foget there are still a couple of giveaways going strong, just check out our sidebar!

And since the suspense and excitement of who won is over, I thought maybe you would like to see a few photos of my trip, so here they are:

The bay at Sirmione

The castle at Sirmione

The balcon of Juliet Capelli (or as Shakespeare wrote about her: Juliet Capulet) in Verona

View of Lake Garda and the mountains

Hope you liked this mini tour and I wish you all a wonderful weekend and a happy and …

Bookish Eye Candy: Tegan – Midnight Awakening

Midnight AwakeningMidnight Breed Series BOOK 3By Lara Adrian

HE HAS RESISTED TEMPTATION FOR CENTURIES, A STONE-COLD WARRIOR WHOSE FROZEN HEART REFUSES TO THAW–UNTIL HER . . . .

With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston’s streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man–the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his …

Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Great news for Tolkien fans! The Hobbit movies have been greenlit by New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers and it will be filmed in New Zealand, despite previous issues with unions who had a disagreement about working conditions in the country. The movies have been dogged with problems, such as disagreements about rights and schedule clashes that led to the original director, Guillermo Del Toro who had to drop out, but led to Peter Jackson who take the helm. The two movies will be filmed back to back and will star, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.

Ang Lee is attached to the Book prize-winning book, Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It will be shot in 3D and will star an unknown in the lead role, Suraj Sharma. Shooting …

Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

Format Read: PaperbackNumber of pages: 389 pagesRelease Date: April 6th, 2010 Publisher: DAW BooksFormats Available: Paperback, eBook, KindlePurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s WebsiteAmazon, Book Depository US, Book Depository UK

Book Blurb:

How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet-using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n’ roll?

Easy…

She’s Touched by an Alien

Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.

In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, …

Interview Author Sarah MacLean + Giveaway


Today it’s with pleasure that we welcome Sarah MacLean on Book Lovers Inc. Sarah is the author of Regency romances, the 2nd book in the series, Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (yes it’s a mouthful!) was released earlier this week. Let’s give a warm welcome to Sarah. Stay tuned and you can win the first book in the series, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake.

The HEA Lover: Sarah can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Sarah: Thanks so much for having me!

Well, you already know that I write romance novels for a living . . . so I’ll tell you some other stuff: I live in Brooklyn, New York with my husband, our dog, Baxter, and a ridiculous collection of romance novels.  I’m fascinated by pirates, I spend way too much …

My Wishlist: Halloween Edition Part 2


Hello again! Welcome to second part of my Halloween Wishlist Edition! In this edition…I have chosen three books that definitely got my full attention.

Let see if you all agree?

But first up: Here are some Creepy Tidbits…

• If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
• Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects.
• The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it’s size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
• In about 1 in 4 autopsies, a major disease is discovered that was previously undetected.
• The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.

Halloween Movie Details
• …

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Format Read: PaperbackNumber of pages: 412 pagesRelease Date: February 25, 2010  Publisher: Orbit BooksFormats Available: Paperback, eBook, Kindle, AudioSource: Publisher (included as an extra with another book I’d agreed to review)Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Orbit Books, Amazon, Book Depository US, Book Depository UKKindle Version

Book Blurb:

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her …

All YA Love: Upcoming Releases To Look Out For

Hey everyone!  As always I’m forever waiting for books to come out that I desperately want… no need to read and I’m forever on the Goodreads site checking out when the next awesome book is going to be out.  My TBR pile on my desk is ridiculous yet I keep adding to it.  Addiction? Most probably.  But it doesn’t hurt to have the latest release sitting there for me to read when I get around to it. 

So here a few of the books I don’t have to wait long for.

The Marbury Lens by Andrew SmithRelease Date: 9th November 2010Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned …

Review: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead


Format Read: Paperback
Number of pages: 443 pages
Release Date: 13 November 2008
Publisher: Razorbill Publishing
Formats Available: Hardback, Paperback, eBook
Source: my personal library
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Razorbill Publishing, Amazon, Book Depository US, Book Depository UK, Kindle Store

Book blurb:

Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa-the last Dragomir princess-must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken…


But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose’s sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever.


Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing …

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