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Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Gifted Coffin

Hello fellow blog world!

I hope you have all been having a merry holiday season! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this year to be over!

My sisters, nieces, brother-in-law, and their dog are finally gone so the peace and quiet is finally back. No more Mom and what she calls lecturing and I call nagging at my big sister, Garbage Disposal, about the proper way to raise a child and infant; no more Dad muttering to Mom behind Garbage Disposal's back about his disagreement on how to raise a child; no more Mom and Dad making annoying baby noises (trust me, it sounds more obnoxious when Asian parents do it); no more Mom and Dad speaking to their grandchildren in Chinese even though they don't understand them (one is at the age she can only wail, the other only understands the words she learned in that Nick Jr. show Ni Hao Kai Lan); no more Mom trying to poorly persuade Garbage Disposal to leave her children at her home so that they can take care of them (no comment); no more waking up early because of a crying infant and a screaming three year old asking for her dad and knocking on my room door screaming, "Aunty Kristy, the sun is up!" (the three year old has one decibel level and that's LOUD); no more headaches and a stuffy nose from my allergic reaction to anything four legged and furry; finally, no more surprise pee puddles from the four legged friend, the infant, or the three year old (I need to invest in a waterproof mattress pad). 

But hey, not everything was bad. I have to say I will miss playing The Settler's of Catan with my brother-in-law and HTML even though they kicked my A*# big time. There was also the better food I've gotten to consume since the parents cook better meals when their other children come home. I also received some nifty gifts that HTML considers morbid but I consider cute. And here's my coffin with Dracula Pig, along with my Virginia Woolf signed giclee print.

Virginia Woolf by Justin Hillgrove
Dracula Pig by Alexz

Speaking of gifts, my earliest followers may or may not recall a giant package I received way back when. Here's a refresher of what it looked like.

Since I gifted the second print this month, I'm now able to reveal it to you.
Wind Moon by Nene Thomas 
Custom 2" Wide Complete Black Picture Frame (17x26) by Craig   
To my brother-in-law, Bender, who couldn't make it this year to our family Christmas gathering, I gave him a very early Christmas present when he dropped by with my sister Momo, and my niece Lala back in October. He's a Star Wars fan, so I had to pick this signed print up for him.

 Spare Parts by Justin Hillgrove
Well, that's all I have to say for now. Oh, wait, one last thing, don't forget to sign up for the giveaways! They're all ending very soon.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Free ebook offers from some authors

Merry Christmas Eve to all those that celebrate!

As a gift to their fellow readers, some authors are offering free downloads of their e-novellas.

From now until December 26th, Winning the Wallflower, by Eloisa James will be free to download on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. To learn more about the book click here.

As a very special gift, Ilona Andrews is offering a never before released Kate Daniels novella entitled Magic Gifts! Click here to grab your copy!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Making Waves by Tawna Fenske (Int.)(12/31)
The Master by Jean Johnson (12/31)
Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill (12/31)
Vampire Academy books 1-3 by Richelle Mead (12/31)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Free E-Book from Jade Lee

As a gift for the holidays, Jade Lee if offering a free e-book copy of her story Almost an Angel.

Just go to her website here, and fill out the information and read the instructions Jade provides.

Afterwards you should get a coupon code sent to your email.

The offer is good until December 31.

Don't forget to enter my giveaways.
Making Waves by Tawna Fenske (Int.)(12/31)
The Master by Jean Johnson (12/31)
Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill (12/31)
Vampire Academy books 1-3 by Richelle Mead (12/31)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Favorite New Author In 2011 Kindle ebook Giveaway

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Hey everyone!

Last week's Follow Friday question asked what book I would buy for EVERYONE if I could? Well, part of my answer was Tawna Fenske's book Making Waves.

A few days ago, Tawna announced on her blog that Amazon was going to do a special promotion for Making Waves by selling the kindle version for $0.99 from December 17-23.

I don't have the funds to buy everyone a copy, but I will buy 5 kindle ebook copies for my followers. So, here's some information on Making Waves.

Title: Making Waves
Author: Tawna Fenske
Published: August 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks
Format: Kindle ebook
Genre: Contemporary Romance
She always wanted to belong... just not to a disfunctional pirate crew.

Juli has trouble fitting in, though she'd prefer to keep the reasons to herself. But when she mistakenly stows away on a ship of misfit corporate castoffs, her own secrets become the least of her concerns.

He knows plotting a diamond heist may be considered unusual behavior...

But Alex isn't feeling very normal when his unscrupulous boss kicks him to the curb. Meeting Juli doesn't do much to restore normalcy to Alex's life, but it sure is exhilerating!

As Alex and Juli bare their secrets - and a whole lot more - they find that while normal is nice, weird can be wonderful.

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Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Follow Friday (6)

It's time to end the week with Follow Friday Hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read.

Q: When you've read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?)
A: It really depends on the book. For books that I really enjoy, I lend it to my friends. If the book wasn't that great I'll either donate or give it away. However, for most books, I just keep it and shelve it.

Don't forget to enter the giveaways.
Current Giveaways:
The Master by Jean Johnson (12/31)
Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill (12/31)
Vampire Academy books 1-3 by Richelle Mead (12/31)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Indulge Yourself

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share a website that sells beautiful wands for those Harry Potter fans. And, if you don't mind sending a belated holiday gift to someone, you could also order a custom made plushie based on anything or anyone just like the Mad Hatter I received last year. Just Click on the link above to her Etsy site and click on Request Custom Item under Shop Info. Here's a link to the owner's blog, which showcases some of her work. Happy Shopping!

Don't forget to check out my giveaways!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Follow Friday (5)

It's time to end the week with Follow Friday Hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. Don't forget to enter the giveaways. Just click on the links above under Current Giveaways.

Q. Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all of your family and friends?

A. For all the Romance readers, I believe my choice for 2011 releases will have to be Making Waves by Tawna Fenske. The book has drugs, pirates, strip battleship, and cheese doodle, which leads to a rather hilarious read.

The books I recommend that everyone should read in general are the Harry Potter series and Lord of the Rings. They are both epic in their own way.

Holiday Giveaway 3

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Title: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: August 16, 2007 by Razorbill
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance

Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them

Title: Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: April 10, 2008 by Razorbill
Format: Paperback, 327 pages
Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance 

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…
It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians—including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.
But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price

Title: Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: November 13, 2008 by Razorbill
Format: Paperback, 443 pages
Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance

Is Rose's fate to kill the person she loves most? It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret .... She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it's way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Giveaway 2

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Title: Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #3)
Author: Chloe Neill
Published: July 6, 2010 by NAL Trade
Format: Paperback, 355 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit, Chicago's newest vampire. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene-and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Unfortunately, someone is gunning for Gabriel, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals-not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries-old master vampire

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Giveaway 1

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I'm not dead, but the blog sure seems that way. I've been MIA for a few months now and probably will be again very soon. Since it's the holidays, I just wanted to post a few giveaways for all my followers. So lets get this show on the road.

Title: The Master (Sons of Destiny #3)
Author: Jean Johnson
Published: September 4, 2007 by Berkley Trade
Format: Paperback, 340 pages
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

The Sons of Destiny series continues with the third sizzling romantic fantasy.

Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to the Isle of Nightfall, where women are forbidden. But when the abducted third-born brother is taken by a powerful and beautiful mage, he wonders if she is his own Prophesied Disaster, his foretold wife-to-be...

Kidnapped from the Isle of Nightfall and taken captive by slavers, Dominor is sold to a lovely mage who promises freedom. But Lady Serina has plans for him; she needs another powerful mage to re-enact a mating ritual, to help reverse a Tantric spell cast centuries ago. Agreeing to help her, Dominor doesn't suspect the secret she holds back from him: there is more to this magical mating than the Arithmancer has revealed.

When that secret finally shatters, Dominor is determined to retake possession of the woman who is his destiny.

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