We Love Your Comments Giveaway: Winner & new Start


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

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May

who wrote on our post “Explore This! Castles of Wales and England“:

Oh my.

Now I just want to jump on the next plane and go visit those places. Totally my dream to visit those castles and places…

Congrats hon! I will Email you know. =)

We will now start counting for October. 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 …

My Wishlist: The Video Edition!

Hey All.

Welcome to another new weekly wishlist of mine.

 This week is sorta of an experiment..

I am trying something new with my video wishlist.

Here is more details on the books and where you can find them online available for purchase.

First up is:

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Series Book #1) by Cassandra ClareGoodreadsAmazonBook Depository

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a …

Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Format Read: HardcoverNumber of Pages: Pages: 288 pagesRelease Date: September 7th 2010 Publisher:  Little Brown/PoppyFormat Available: Hardcover, Ebook, Audio BookPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Book Depository UK, Book Depository US, Amazon, Chapters Indigo

Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “Duffy,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley …

Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead


Format Read: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336 pages 
Release Date: 16 August 2007
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

Book Blurb: Rose Hathaway’s got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladmir’s on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians-including the legendary Janine Hathaway… Rose’s formidable, long-absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks. This year, St. Vladmir’s holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run …

Talking Covers: a Photographer’s Take


As a photographer I tend to look at things from a slightly different eye than most people – I don’t have my pricing set up like a “typical” studio, I don’t “make” clients pick certain photo’s, I do my best and THEY get to pick which photo’s they like best out of maybe 15-20 of the best shots…

The reason? What I would pick, is almost 100% NOT what the parent likes best…

One shining example I got just today…I worked with little beautiful little boy, and today his parents ordered the photo’s they wanted from our session – me, I would have picked this one as my favorite…


But his parents, they picked this one….

Now don’t get me wrong, the one above is great, I love it too BUT …

Jennifer Rardin Tribute and Giveaway


Last week the wonderful author Jennifer Rardin passed away. We, here at Book Lovers Inc, were devastated and still can’t believe it. Jennifer was a wonderful funny and witty author and an even better person.

She was one of nicest authors I ever contacted and she welcomed me with so much warmth.

Her Jaz Parks series is one of the funniest urban fantasy series out there and know one should miss to get to know this wonderful unique heroine. Believe me you will laugh so much and don’t be able to stop. 


Here a bit more info about her books:

Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jaz Parks #1

I’m Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that’s ancient history. …

Review: Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin

Format Read: eARC from NetgalleyRelease Date: October 1st 2010Publisher: HarlequinFormats Available: eBook, Mass Market PaperbackPages: 288 pagesPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, GoodReads, Amazon, Book Depository UK, Book Depository US

Book Blurb:

Journey to the very edge of honor, loyalty . . . and love
During China’s infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury, yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding.
Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for a defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior…
Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai Li’s innocent trust in him and honorable, stubborn nature make him desperate to protect her – which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly wanted….

My Thoughts:

This is a good example of why …

New Releases Sept. 27-Oct 2, 2010

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life. William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.

When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed … and survive.

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


Like we decided a few weeks ago we will now choose our favorite covers in a genre for the next few editions of “The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?” and tell you why we chose them. It would be awesome if you could tell us which cover in this genre is your favorite and perhaps we will all find some new to us cover candies we can obsess about.

This week we chose Contemporary Erotica covers for our fight … ahem .. discussion. This week we discovered something: we seem to read not nearly enough books in this genre. The only covers we could come up with were the one below and Susi had to work really hard to NOT only choose Megan Hart covers. But we have to say these ladies just write sooooo fantastic books …

Review: Double Cross by Carolyn Crane

Format Read: ARC from the author for reviewNumber of Pages: 384 pages Release Date: September 28th 2010 Publisher: SpectraFormats Available: Paperback, ebook Purchasing Info: Author’s website, GoodReads, Amazon, Book Depository UK, Book Depository USBook Blurb:
SOME SECRETS COME BACK TO HAUNT. OTHERS COME TO KILL…

Justine Jones has lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she’s lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard. He gifts her with extraordinary mental powers-dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now, serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard – and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.

As the body …

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