Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Project Tell Taylor Giveaway Hop

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Michelle Madow’s debut novel Remembrance was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. She talked all about it in a blog entry a few months ago, and even sent a letter to Taylor Swift along with a signed book!

It’s been a few months now, and she has yet to hear back from Taylor that she received the letter and book. She really wants to tell Taylor about how inspiring she and her music have been to her, but since Taylor Swift is an international superstar, she’s a little hard to reach. This is where YOUR help comes into play! Michelle is giving away the biggest prize pack she’s offered yet, and the ways to enter to win are by telling Taylor Swift about Remembrance.

The Goal: Get Taylor Swift to Tweet about Remembrance!

Have you yet to hear about Remembrance? Here’s what you’re missing:

Michelle Madow
Released date: July 25th, 2011

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New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England … but she doesn’t know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can’t stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can’t she seem to get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn’t going to be easy.

We were asked to write a bit about what inspires us.
What inspires me? My son, who knows nothing but love, magic and the good in people, inspires me to be the best that I can be every single day. When I see his smile, or hear his laughter, I realize how the smallest things in life can bring so much joy. It reminds me to never take anything for granted.

Once you entered the giveaways below, don’t forget to hop onto the other blogs for some more goodies!

Giveaway 1

Michelle Madow’s video announcing the giveaway:

Full prize pack:

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter: 

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Giveaway 2
Because I am one of the co-hosts of this giveaway hop, Michelle Madow has offered one ebook copy of her book Remembrance to one of my readers!
Open Internationally
Giveaway ends either on April 1st, or when Taylor tweets about Remembrance.
Use form below to enter.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email before a new winner is chosen.

Waiting on Wednesday (21) + Cover Reveal

Posted by on 02/01/2012 • 45 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  My pick this week:

PODs                                     Michelle Pickett                                     Release date: June 1st, 2013 by Spencer Hill Press Add it to your Goodread

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken…

Review: Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick

Posted by on 01/31/2012 • 21 Comments

Drowning InstinctIlsa J. BickRelease date: February 1st, 2012by Lerner Publishing Group

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There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.)

Jenna Lord’s first sixteen years were not exactly a fairytale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Afghanistan. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire.

There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and we all shed tears for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.)

Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain…magnetism….

Dusty Reads (19)

Posted by on 01/31/2012 • 16 Comments

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted here, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time. To participate, add your link at the bottom.  If you wish, you can grab the button and find more information here.

My pick this week:

BetweenJessica WarmanRelease date: August 2nd, 2011by Walker & Company

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Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family’s yacht, where she’d been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will…

Cover Reveal: Such a Rush, Dark Heart Surrender & The Ending

Posted by on 01/30/2012 • 43 Comments

Such a RushJennifer EcholsRelease date: July 10th, 2012by MTV Books

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A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson…

Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Posted by on 01/30/2012 • 47 Comments

Imagine a world where Hitler would have won. A world where if you don’t follow the right religion, you won’t ever be seen again. A world where its against the law to hang out with the opposite sex after curfew unless you’re married. A world where being born from an unwed mother can get you killed – or worse. This is life in Kristen Simmons’ Article 5. It’s a truly frightening world where everyone is helpless against this corrupt government and their inconceivable rules.

There is barely any room to breathe during this story. It’s so action packed that I’m surprised the pages can stay intact. This is surprisingly not overwhelming, however. It simply makes it a book that keeps you reading until you turn the very last page. As…

In My Mailbox (20)

Posted by on 01/29/2012 • 89 Comments

“In My Mailbox” is a meme, created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I have received/ purchased/ borrowed during the week. 

I hope everyone had a good week. Mine was pretty dull. The weather is all out of whack here. One day it’ll be +10C and the next will be a snow storm, so we’re left with a wet slushy mess. Ick! I did get a few exciting bloggy emails though. If you check my sidebar I’ve scheduled in a few new tours that I’m really excited for! It’s going to be a fun spring season! Now, on to what pretties I got this week! =)

I received for review (click on cover for Goodreads):

*I want to thank Simon & Schuster, Flux Books, Scholastic Canada,…

Review: Bound by Kira Saito

Posted by on 01/28/2012 • 22 Comments

BoundKira SaitoRelease date: October 28th, 2011

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Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.

When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.

However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.