Friday, October 1, 2010

Ahead of schedule....

Okay, so I'm posting this AHEAD of schedule this time ; )
Taken from Alaine's blog:

"October is one of my favourite months of the year, not only is it my birthday but it also seems to be when the publishers start to release all the must have reads prior to Christmas. I often find that prior to this time of year I have a bit of a reading lull but then suddenly the shelves are filled with must haves again.

I've been thinking for a few months of various ways I can change the comp a little bit. I have a few followers who always comment on my blog and I wanted to think of a way to thank them, I was going to do it last month but didn't get time. So this month on the last day of the month which is Halloween, whoever has their name on the left hand side bar under 'Look Who's Talking' will also be eligible to win one of the books above. So that it is fair to everyone, only comments made on posts that go up in October will be counted and only one comment per post. So that means that I will give away two books this month and who knows, if you're lucky you could win two books. Also, if you have a Kindle and would like to win your book in the Kindle version (if there is one) then put that in your comment and that's how you will get it.

Now to the hard part, selecting which book you'd like! Each month I visit Fantastic Fiction for all the 'coming soon' books and select my giveaways from their list; it's a great site, so go and check them out for all the latest news. Read the bottom of this post for how to enter and how to get extra entries.

Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts - As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride's vision. She just can't see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcolm Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step. Parker's business risks have always paid off, but now she'll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart.

This book is the final in the Bride Quartet and I can't wait to read it. It's due out around my birthday so hopefully it will be on the shelves in time. This has been a fun series to read and it introduced me to Nora Roberts, an author that I hadn't read much of previously.

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead - Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.

The final book in the Vampire Academy series and I have to say that I cannot wait to read it. What is going to happen to Rose and Dimitri??? These books are not romance novels so we are certainly not guaranteed any kind of happy ending. This book will be pre-ordered for you as it's due out early December, but at least you know that you'll have it as soon as it's released. If you haven't read any books from this series and want the first book instead of book 6 then I will happily purchase that for you instead (just mention it in the comment).

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick - The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Now I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I will very soon because everyone has assured me I'll love it. I know it has many fans so I had to include it in this months giveaway.

Water Bound by Christine Feehan - The last thing Lev Prakenskii remembered was being lost in the swirling currents of a freezing black eddy off the coastal town of Sea Haven. Just as quickly, just as miraculously, he was saved—pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. But Lev has no memory of who he is—or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his life, and for the life of his unexpected savior.

Her name is Rikki, a sea-urchin diver in Sea Haven. She has always felt an affinity for the ocean, and for the seductive pull of the tides. And now she feels drawn in the same way to the enigmatic man she rescued. But soon they will be bound by something even stronger, and their tantalizing secrets will engulf them both in a whirlpool of dizzying passion and inescapable danger.

I'm a lover of Christine Feehan's books even though I haven't had time to read many this year. But I was very excited to discover that this is a new series, Sisters of the Heart, and available on Kindle. I've already put it on my Kindle and will read it as soon as I've finished my current read.

Here's how to enter:
Competition is only open to followers of this blog. (so if you're not a follower & you'd like to enter just click on the follow button on the right hand side of my blog)

Leave a comment, with an email address telling me which book you'd like to win or if you'd prefer the Amazon Voucher!

+2 entries post about this give-away on your blog & leave a link
+1 entry post the comp on sidebar of your blog
+1 entry post the comp on Twitter & leave a link

Competition is International. It ends October 31st and the winner will be announced on this blog. Good luck to everyone!"

Just wanted to let you know about this awesome contest!!


  1. Sorry for the random comment, Hannah, but I have a blog award for you here if you're interested:

    Thank you so much for your friendship! :)


  2. Hi Hannah
    I enjoyed finding out more about these new books. Jessica reviews books for a newspaper over here and last year she reviewed Hush Hush. The publishers have just sent her Crescendo and she was delighted too see part of her review of Hush Hush has been quoted on the cover of Crescendo. I would love to enter your giveaway for the book Water Bound. It sounds very intriguing.
    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

  3. I loved learning more about these books. Thank you for sharing about them. I am tweeting the contest. Here's the link:


  4. Hi Lindsay-Ann and Robyn,
    Thanks for "entering" and for the publicity, Robyn, but I'm not actually hosting the contest!!

    : (

    Sorry!! Head on over to Alaine's blog at:

    She's really awesome! She hosts this monthly contest and does really great book reviews! Head on over and sign up. I'm sorry for the confusion : )

    Lindsay-Ann, I haven't forgotten that you emailed me! I will email back soon : )
    Thanks and sorry,