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Giveaway: A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston

September 22nd, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 24 Comments »

E.K. JohnstonOne Thousand and One Nights gets another retelling with A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston! This young adult fantasy novel will be released on October 6, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion but today you get your chance to win a copy! One lucky winner will win A Thousand Nights plus a branded nail polish set & tea bag dispenser! This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion and is open to US addresses only.

About E.K.:

E. K. Johnston is a forensic archaeologist by training, a book seller and author by trade, and a grammarian by nature. She spends a great deal of time on the Internet because it is less expensive than going to Scotland. She can probably tell you, to the instant, when she fell in love with any particular song; but don’t ask her, because then it will be stuck in both of your heads.

You can visit E.K. around the web here: Website | BlogTwitterTumblr

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This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion!

One lucky reader will win a copy of A Thousand Nights plus a branded nail polish set & tea bag dispenser!
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A Thousand Nights Prize

Available October 6, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion

About this Book:

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments.  She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

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Giveaway: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne

September 11th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway No Comments »

Livia BlackburneToday we have an awesome giveaway and price drop to announce! Until September 13th, Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne is on sale for $.99! This is eBook only. Click HERE to go to Amazon to pick up your copy today! The second novel in the Midnight Thief series, Daughter of Dusk, is available now from Disney Hyperion. Also, Livia has a wonderful prize pack including an audiobook of Midnight Thief, an annotated paperback of Poison Dance, an early draft of Daughter of Dusk with the author’s editorial notes, plus assorted signed swag! This giveaway is open Internationally!

If you would like to learn more about Midnight Thief and Daughter of Dusk, read Bridget’s reviews by clicking on the titles.

About Livia:

Livia Blackburne wrote her first novel while researching the neuroscience of reading at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Since then, she’s switched to full time writing, which also involves getting into people’s heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner. Her novel MIDNIGHT THIEF debuted with Disney-Hyperion in July 2014, and its sequel DAUGHTER OF DUSK came out in August 2015.

You can visit Livia around the Web here:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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This contest is provided by Livia Blackburne!

One very lucky winner will win a prize pack including an audiobook of Midnight Thief, an annotated paperback of Poison Dance, an early draft of Daughter of Dusk with the author’s editorial notes, plus assorted signed swag!

Livia Blackburne Giveaway

Daughter of Dusk

Available August 4, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion

About this Book:

After learning the truth about her bloodlines, Kyra can’t help but feel like a monster.

Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few who know about her heritage, but when Tristam reveals a heartbreaking secret of his own, Kyra’s not sure she can trust him. And with James’s fate in the hands of the palace, Kyra fears that he will give her away to save himself.

As tensions rise within Forge’s Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly?

In this spellbinding sequel to Midnight Thief, Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents.

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Giveaway: Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter

August 18th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 3 Comments »

Karin Slaughter Credit Alison RosaWe have an excellent giveaway today for those of you who love Mystery/Thrillers! To celebrate Karin Slaughter’s newest thiller, Pretty Girls, which releases on September 29, 2015 from William Morrow/HarperCollins, we are spotlighting a prequel novella, Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes! This ebook novella was released today!

Three lucky winners will each receive one copy of BLONDE HAIR, BLUE EYES (ebook) and a finished copy of PRETTY GIRLS by New York Times bestselling author, Karin Slaughter! This giveaway is provided by HarperCollins!

About Karin:

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

You can visit Karin around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Triptych Fractured Undone Broken Fallen Criminal UnseenBlindsighted Kisscut A Faint Cold Fear Indelible Faithless Beyond ReachCop TownSnatched (Will Trent #5.5)Busted (Will Trent, #6.5)Thorn in My SidePretty GirlsThe Unremarkable Heart and ...Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes



This giveaway is provided by HarperCollins!

Three lucky readers will each receive one copy of BLONDE HAIR, BLUE EYES (ebook) and a finished copy of PRETTY GIRLS by New York Times bestselling author, Karin Slaughter!

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes

Available August 18, 2015 from Witness Impulse/HarperCollins

About this Book:

A beautiful young girl was walking down the street when suddenly…

Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way. Beautiful, intelligent, a nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree. But instead she is frightened. Because girls are disappearing.

A fellow student, Beatrice Oliver, is missing. A homeless woman called Mona-No-Name is missing. Both taken off the street. Both gone without a trace.

Julia is determined to find out the reasons behind their disappearances. And she doesn’t want to be next…

Michael Connelly calls Karin Slaughter “unrivaled among thriller writers.” This gripping, unforgettable short story proves why. And be sure to order Karin’s new novel, Pretty Girls, on sale September 29, 2015.

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Release Day Launch & Giveaway: Lukas by Carian Cole

July 30th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 3 Comments »

carian-225x300Today is the release day for a book I am really excited about! The Ashes and Embers series by Carian Cole is a contemporary romance series that I have raved about in the past. The third book in the series, Lukas, is being released today in eBook or paperback! I am super excited and will be picking up my copy today. Want to know my thoughts on the first two books? Read my reviews by clicking on their titles, Storm and Vandal.

Enter for your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

About Carian:

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, published on September of 2014. Vandal, the second novel in this series is publishing in February of 2015. I currently have approximately nine books slated for this series, as well as an MC series in the works, and a few stand-alones coming in 2015 onward.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

You can visit Carian around the web here: Facebook | Website | Pinterest

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Lukas Excerpt

He leans his head down closer to mine. “You looking at me like that, and saying my name like that, just makes me want to kiss you even more.”

I swallow hard, unable to tear my eyes away from his. “You really shouldn’t be saying things like that,” I breathe, my voice quivering. He’s got my nerves in overdrive. Hell, who am I kidding? He’s got my entire mind and body in overdrive right now.

He moves his hand to cup the side of my face. “Close your eyes, Ivy. Let’s make our wishes at the same time.”


Lukas is a wizard, and I’ve quickly fallen under his spell. My eyes flutter closed, and his lips touch mine, so softly that we are barely touching at all, but it’s enough to make me see even more shooting stars, this time behind closed eyes, in that place where magic happens. His kiss is completely unexpected but way too perfect to break away from. I drop my bag to the ground and bring my hands up to rest on his shoulders. He kisses me a little harder, his tongue gently touching my lips, silently asking permission for more. Parting my lips, I let him kiss me deeper, his tongue slowly meeting mine, caressing in enticing circles. The feel of his tongue piercing and lip ring is so strange to me, yet incredibly erotic. I think I like it. His hand goes to my hip, pulling my body possessively but gently against him, as his kisses grow more passionate and urgent. My legs begin to shake with timid desire, my hands squeezing his muscled shoulders, hanging on to him in this sudden dizzying realm he’s led me into. Did a first kiss ever feel like this before? Has any kiss ever felt like this before? No. Not for me. Not ever.

He oozes skilled sensuality; every touch, every breath, every kiss is measured in perfect timing and depth. This is not an awkward, clumsy, rushed and horny boy touching me for kicks. Not by a long shot. He’s savoring everything. And I don’t want him to stop.


Grasping my waist with both hands, he effortlessly lifts me up onto the hood of my car, bringing me closer to eye level with him. He moves between my parted legs, guides my thighs around his jean-clad hips, and covers my mouth with his again, kissing me long, deep, and tantalizingly slow as he gently holds my face in his hands. It’s the kind of kiss that brands complete want and ownership. He leaves no doubt that he wants me. The logical part of me is telling me to stop him, but the lonely, aching part of me takes over, and I slide my hands up his chest and over his shoulders to clasp behind his neck. My fingers tangle in his long silky hair, and I love how new and different it feels. Everything about him is so different, like tasting an exotic food for the first time that quickly leads to crazy indulgence. That magnetic pull I felt the first time I laid eyes on him is a force to be reckoned with right now. It’s controlling me, taking over every part of me, squashing my fears and reservations, and paving a very clear path that leads directly to this man. I cannot even begin to understand or make the tiniest bit of sense of this attraction. But it’s there, and it’s stronger than anything I’ve ever felt in my life.

Suddenly, he stops kissing me, his lips just a whisper away from mine, and stares into my eyes for a few moments, before letting his dark eyes slowly close as he pulls me closer against his body, his hard cock pressing against me through our clothes, sending a hot surge of raw desire through me.


What I glimpsed in his eyes shook me even more than his kiss.




All feelings that carry the ability to give immense pleasure and pain. Neither of which I am ready for.

I slowly try to pull myself away from him, but he holds me close against him.

“Wow,” I say breathlessly, leaning my head against his shoulder.

“Come upstairs with me, and let’s see if we can upgrade that to a holy shit,” he whispers, his hand resting on the back of my neck, gently squeezing.




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One lucky reader will win a $25 Gift Card!


Available July 30, 2015 from Carian Cole

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Storm’s younger cousin.

Vandal’s little brother.

You’ve met him in the background.

The sweet one.

The nice one.

The one they can all rely on.

The good one.

He’s a tattoo artist.  He plays metal and classical music – on the violin.

He’s got a body built for sin.

He’s 24.

In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years.

All she wanted was a tattoo.

She got a helluva lot more  :)

Being good has never been so bad.

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Giveaway: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus

July 14th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 25 Comments »

TrollhuntersCreativeTeamAttention Horror Lovers! We have a terrifying/scary giveaway! I am a HUGE fan of Guillermo del Toro’s and am honored that we are giving away a copy of Trollhunters! I’m so out of the loop, I didn’t even know this novel was coming out! Trollhunters is the first Young Adult novel from horror film legend Guillermo del Toro with Daniel Kraus. It is illustrated by Sean Murray. Trollhunters was released on July 7, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion.

Enter to win a TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN prize pack to avoid becoming a monster’s next meal! One (1) winner will receive a branded Trollhunters zip-up hoodie and pins, Candy bones and a copy of Trollhunters. This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion! This giveaway is open to US addresses only!


Guillermo del Toro is best known for his critically acclaimed feature films, such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Helllboy, The Hobbit, andPacific Rim, as well as his best-selling Strain Trilogy.

Daniel Kraus is the award-winning author of Scowler and Rotters, and is the director of six feature films. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

From Pan’s Labyrinth to Hellboy to his best-selling novel The Strain, del Toro has captured the imagination through his works. His co-author Daniel Kraus is another award-winning author and filmmaker with a penchant for horror stories. Kraus’ debut novel, The Monster Variations, was selected for New York Public Library’s “100 Best Stuff for Teens.” Fangoria called Rotters, his Bram Stoker-finalist and Odyssey Award-winning second novel, “a new horror classic.” Kraus’ 2013 title, Scowler, also won an Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.


Sean Murray is an illustrator, concept artist, author and teacher known for his work on video games such as Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, as well as the creator of The World of Gateway, which includes his fantasy guidebook Gateway: The Book of Wizards and the upcoming card game Gateway Uprising.

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“Guillermo del Toro’s name on the cover of a children’s book –  be sure the adventure is not for the timid hearted! He knows the young want stories that do not lie about the shadows under beds and bridges – and in human hearts. Trollhunters teaches us about both kinds. About true friendship, grim and slimy heroes, the strength of outsiders- and the courage it takes to face everyday life.” – Cornelia Funke, Bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy

“Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus have deftly forged a thrilling, nightmare-inducing monstrous world filled with terrifying trolls, lost boys and mysterious artifacts. The gruesome text, paired with ghoulish illustrations, makes for a fantastic adventure in an underground kingdom that’s just a dangerous as the trials and tribulations of middle school. I’m never looking under my bed again.” – Tony DiTerlizzi, Bestselling author and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles


Interior Artwork, Copyright: Sean Murray








This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion

Top of the Food Chain Prize Pack! Win a branded Trollhunters zip-up hoodie and pins, Candy bones and a copy of Trollhunters. 1 Winner! This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion!
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Trollhunters Prize Pack

Available July 7, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion

About this Book:

“You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don’t cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites.”

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino—one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named “Tubby” who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn’t know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.

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