Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry!  I will be reviewing it next week, but wanted to post it on here because opening week is an important time for books and this book is made of AWESOME!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

BLACKMOORE Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to Random.org we have our random winner,

Teri Christensen!

And our second place winner, who will receive a surprise book from my piles:


Thank you to all who participated!  It was a hard contest.  After all was counted up we had 235 entries! 

Winners look for a package in the mail soon!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday Three

1) I wasn't gonna do a post, but thanks to my review and giveaway of Julianne Donaldson's BLACKMOORE (see previous post) I hit 300 followers!  Which is awesome!  Cause I have so much to bring to you in the next while!  So, as part of that I am going to give away another book, yet to be determined what book, to a second place winner from the giveaway!  So go check that out!

2) How do you feel about not finishing a book?  If the beginning is slow, or the story just isn't grabbing you, how long do you give a book before you put it down for good?  Have there been books that you've read that took a while to get into?

I felt that way about Stephenie Meyer's THE HOST.  I mean until page like 120 it was SLOW.  But once I got there past that internal information going on inside Mealine and Wanda's newly combined head, the action of the story started and I was really into it.

So now I hesitate to not keep going.  In hopes that it will get good in the end. 

What do you think?

3) So not book related, but who is so excited that Fall is pretty much here!  I sure am!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays in the universe.  I am SO excited!

Happy reading this weekend you guys!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Book Tour and Author Signing Event for BLACKMOORE by Julianne Donaldson (Plus a Giveaway!!!!!!)

Big post today guys!  First, my review:


by Julianne Donaldson
Page Count: 276
Genre: Regency Romance
Book Brand: A Proper Romance
Published by Shadow Mountain

Placement in the Pile: Top of the Stack!


Kate Worthington knows she can never have her heart’s desire and so believes she will never marry. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore on the cliffs above the seashore, where she must face the truth and the man that has kept her heart captive.

Set in northern England, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn to follow her heart. With hints of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, Blackmoore is a page-turning tale of romance, intrigue and devotion.


Oh how I love Julieanne's books!

In this novel we find a young lady not so naiive in her world of social classes and how one can be ruined by unsatisfactory behavior from family members.  Kate has grown up in a not so happy home, and finds herself drawing closer and closer to her childhood friends, the Delafields.

However something changes in all of their relationships.  Sylvia's friendship turns cold, and Henry... well what can be said about Henry but SWOON!  But both Kate and Henry's mothers have plans of their own.  And Kate soon learns how far she is willing to go to set herself free of it all.

Blackmoore will not disappoint fans of all things regency and romance. 

Book signing:

Now here are some awesome photos of the book signing event the Julianne had at The King's English in Salt Lake City!  It was an open reception with some amazing handsome regency men to hang out with and take photos with, and Julianne looked absolutely beautiful! 

Me and Julianne!  She was just glowing!

Handsome man #1
The beautiful cake, and to the left there were awesome period treats, that I didn't manage to get a good picture of.
Handsome man #2.  He was my fave!  They were so fun!

Signing the copy of Blackmoore I'm giving away today!

Me and Julianne once more!

And last but not least!  A giveaway of one of my ARC copies! *Edited:  Giveaway closes on 9/17 11:59 PM MST, winner will be announced 9/18! (Another edit -- got my month numbers mixed up!)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

USA Today interview with Veronica Roth

I thought this was really great!  I am so excited for this movie, and for the third book!


Thursday Three

Today's Thursday Three is all about teasers, cause I HAVE been reading, I've just been reading things for specific date reviews that haven't happened yet!

1) Regency

2) Push Broom

3) Truth

Make of those what you will.  See you next week for some super exciting stuff!