Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

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Xpresso Reads is happy to be a part of the Gratitude Giveaway hop. The hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All Consuming Books and with over 300 participants, there are a lot of goodies to be won!

To thank you all for being so wonderful, a winner will get to pick one of these great November releases.


Giveaway details:
Open Internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
All you have to do is be a GFC follower
Leave a comment with your GFC follower name and email address to enter.
Giveaway ends November 27th, 2011 at 11:59pm AST.

Winner will be picked by random number generator.
Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.
I am not responsible for lost or damaged winnings.

Don’t forget to hop onto the other participating blogs.
Click here for the list of blogs

Giveaway is now CLOSED! Winner is Rachel from Rachel Brooks Writes!

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

Posted by on 11/16/2011 • 99 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:

                                    Masquerade (Heven & Hell, #1)                                     Cambria Hebert

                                    Release date: December 16th, 2011

Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling that someone, something is out there -watching.

Just when I think I have my life handled, Sam, with his intimidating golden stare and shiver inducing voice, makes…

Review: Destined by Jessie Harrell

Posted by on 11/15/2011 • 31 Comments

DestinedJessie HarrellRelease date: November 17th, 2011by Mae Day Publishing

Goodreads / Purchase

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she’s come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

 *A copy was provided by Jessie Harrell for review purposes*

Since I read Percy Jackson earlier this year, I’ve…

Dusty Reads (8)

Posted by on 11/15/2011 • 25 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: Paranormalcy Kiersten White Released August 31st, 2010 by HarperTeen Goodreads / Purchase

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes…

Winner of my 500 Followers Celebration

Posted by on 11/14/2011 • 7 Comments

Thanks so much to everyone who has entered my giveaway and I adore every one of my followers! I hope your enjoying my blog and I love all the nice people that I have met and made friends with. The book blogging community is so awesome I feel honored to be a part of it!

Congratulations to aloveforbooks Who has chosen The Night Circus

Reminder: There are more chances to win if you head onto my giveaways tab. I also have some great giveaways coming soon – Stay tuned! 😉

*Winner was chosen by random number generator.

*I am not responsible for lost or damaged winnings. 

Pyxis Tour Stop: Interview & Giveaway

Posted by on 11/14/2011 • 14 Comments

Xpresso Reads is thrilled to be part of the Pyxis blog tour and happily welcomes KC Neal today for an interview. She is also offering an ecopy of Pyxis for a giveaway. You don’t want to miss this debut novel, and for those who have read it, read carefully because she gives us some hot teasers about book two!


Pyxis (Pyxis, #1)KC NealReleased November 4th, 2011(Paperback released on Dec. 2nd)by StoneHouse Ink

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Two worlds… one 16-year-old girl must learn to protect them both.

The nightmares haunting Corinne and her friend Mason hint at a universe that exists beyond the one they know. Her destiny is to protect a weakness between the two worlds, but her mentor is dead. As Corinne and Mason…

In My Mailbox (9)

Posted by on 11/13/2011 • 155 Comments

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

How is everyone on this long weekend (at least for Canadians)? We just celebrated my father’s 60th yesterday. Had a family gathering with some yummy Acadian fricot- If you don’t know what fricot is, you’re missing on some awesome grubs! Also, I just realized the next long weekend will be Christmas! Anyone have their tree up already? So, what have we got here… books! *cheer* I have gotten for review (click on cover for Goodreads):    

I have bought: Click here for my review As you can see I’ve already read/reviewed Touch and it was fantastic so I had to get a nice finished…

Review: Fury by Shirley Marr

Posted by on 11/12/2011 • 25 Comments

FuryShirley MarrReleased May 1st, 2011by Black Dog Books

Goodreads / Purchase

Let me tell you my story. Not just the facts I know you want to hear. If I’m going to tell you my story, I’m telling it my way.

Strap yourself in… Eliza Boans has everything. A big house. A great education. A bright future.

So why is she sitting in a police station confessing to murder?

After waiting 3 months for my copy of Fury to arrive from the other side of the world, I couldn’t wait any longer and just had to dig into it. I was introduced to Aussie authors by my dear Goodreads friends and the premise of this one fascinated me. Reading it again now, though, I realize it doesn’t really tell…