Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happies Beauty and Books Oh my Giveaway !! 500 followers !!!

Thank everyone SO much for helping us to reach our first important milestone! We can't believe we made it to 500 followers in less then 3 months of blogging. As a thank you gift, we are hosting this 500 followers giveaway! Here is what you can win:

There will be TWO prize packs:

Prize Pack #1:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (Finished Copy)
Frost by Marianna Baer (ARC)
10 Things We Did by Sarah Mlynoski (Finished Copy)
Bloodlines by Richelle Meade (Finished Copy)

Prize Pack #2:

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (ARC)
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (ARC)
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (Finished Copy)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Finished Copy)

The Rules Are Simple:
Must be a GFC Follower
Must be 13 or older
Open to US and International
what a great comp pop on over >>> Link to giveaway

Qwillery Author Interview and Giveaway with Erin Kellison - Shadow Series

Over at the Qwillery  is a great giveaway with three e books up for grabs by Erin Kellison her Shadow series.. Check out the books below and pop on over to the Quillery and enter and read the author interview !!!


About the Shadow Series

Shadow 3
(Kensington, September 6, 2011)

They haunt the halls of the Segue Institute, terrifying the living, refusing to cross over. But one soul is driven by a very different force.

It survives even death. And Kathleen O'Brien swore she would return to those she was forced to leave too soon.

He broke every rule to have her in life; now he will defy the angels to find her in death.

The Gate
Forging it is his single hope of being reunited with his beloved, but through it an abomination enters the world. Leaving a trail of blood and violence, the devil hunts her too. Pursued through realms of bright fantasy and dark reality, Kathleen is about to be taken...

Amazon : Barnes & Noble : Books-A-Million : Indie Bound

Shadow Touch
(Kensington, June 1, 2011)
It is bleeding into our world, bringing with it banshees, wraiths, fae from the twisting forests of Twilight. But Ellie's problem is a very different kind of phenomenon...

It ought to be attached to her; instead it has a life of its own. And her dark mirror image is a wild thing, willfully seducing the very man Ellie hoped could help.

Cam has devoted his career to exploring the boundaries between this world and the Hereafter. But nothing could prepare him for the mischief and mayhem of a soul split in two.

Who will give in first: the man struggling to unite two halves of one fascinating female; the shadow fighting for freedom to experience the thrill of every emotion; or the woman who is about to discover her own deepest desires?

Shadow Fall
Shadow 2
(Dorchester, July 27, 2010)
Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn't cut out to be an angel.

One moment he's fleeing Heaven; the next, he's waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who's desperately afraid of the dark.

It gathers around Annabella as she performs, filled with fantastic images of another world, bringing both a golden hero and a nightmare lover.

He pursues her relentlessly, twisting her desires even as she gives herself to the man she loves. Because each of us has a wild side, and Annabella is about to unleash the beast.

Shadow Bound
Shadow 1
(Dorchester, June 29, 2010)

Hurricane by Jenna-Lynn Duncan Book reivew !

Today I have Jenna Lynn Duncans book Hurricane for review !! Here is the cover and blurb and my thoughts !! I eagerly await book 2 so much more in store .... Thanks to Jenna for supplying me with a copy for review I really enjoyed it .

I anxiously looked around, my heart palpitating, just in time to see an alligator slink into the green algae covered water that was on either side of us. I swallowed hard, and my heart raced even faster. Alligators were a different type of predator—the one thing I was afraid of. Now I was on my own personal swamp tour. What if my kidnappers left me in the middle of a swamp with five of them creeping up on me? I’ve had that nightmare before and—oh no, if my dreams really are a sign of the future—I couldn’t breathe now." Adriana couldn’t decide what was worse—that Hurricane Katrina was heading for New Orleans, or that she might not survive her kidnapping to see its potential effects. She had trusted Hayden, even fallen for him, and now he and his brother Luke were taking her deeper and deeper into the Bayou. Why had two of her classmates, the mysterious Boudreaux brothers, kidnapped her? Why had Adriana’s dreams started predicting the future? Most importantly, would she make it out of the Bayou ?


Ok, so where do I start, do I mention this book has two hotty brothers,** SWOON BIG TIME **
one a good guy( Initially at first you may not think so - you may want to kick his arragant arse ) and one a baddy- but goody... hard to explain but you must read to find out? Now you're thinking oh this is De JA vu two brothers one bad - one good you have heard it all before!!

Well you're wrong... !!!!!

Jenna has created a unique storyline to go with her great cast of characters. Characters that I'm sure will have to hot to trot and eagerly reading to find out why and whats happening. !!!

An intriguing storyline, masterfully woven, containing the world of the paranormal, but also with extra goodies thrown in to suck you in - a world that Jenna has created. Paranormals, voodoo,, spells, potions... hmmm now your intrigued right !

Hurricane contains - Romance, kick arse- action, a little bit of love and also twist in the storyline I'm sure you won't see coming. A kickarse female character that certainly stands her ground, knows what she wants and takes charge. No whiny girl, like in some Ya novels, this girl was certainly a sight for sore eyes!!! Adriana was a bomb and did as she pleased and what she thought was right. There was enough romance, action and suspense to keep your interest piqued throughout, villians Im sure you would love to do some serious mojo on and also times when you giggle. ** remember to never accept drinks from strangers no matter how good it tastes lol **

Jenna created a rich setting in New Orleans - before and after , and the effects after the Hurricane Katrina, the devastation and also blended with interesting information to her story that I'm sure you will be googling afterwards in regards to New Orleans - The ghosts and other interesting aspects. The setting being realistic and the devastation also.

A great cast of supporting characters that are easily liked. Two hotties for us to drool over, both mysterious yet sexy, I'm sure you will find it hard to work out where the boy's interests lead. This is a turn of events I'm sure will leave your heart palpitating and wandering Hmmmm .. ** swoon ** I want them both !! lol.

An added bit of extra (( cant tell to much )) - to the story giving it that paranormal element I love to see.

The story was steadily paced, dialogue fluent and chapters all running smoothly from one to the next. A well paced storyline, creating memento as it went on and Jenna added more as she went to give it that ** I WANT MORE ** effect. As the story continued the plot thickened and I'm sure that my pages where almost wafting as I sped through to find out more! The only downfall - of course I wanted more !!! An ending I didn't predict... what so ever, but this leaves a lot open for us to think about !

Hurricane takes you on a Journey with Adriana - her life without a mother,her fathers lack of interest in her, her lonlieness - the before , during and after effects of Cyclone Katrina, meeting two strange boys who say they want to protect her , yet kidnap her, and introduced to a world she never knew existed. A world filled with magic - potions, mayhem, murder,mystery and a world of Paranormals Im sure you have never crossed before !!

We are left at an ending I'm sure will leave you wanting more. I eagerly look forward to book 2 to find out where the love interests lead and to find out more into Adriana and her new found sight!
Jenna - Lynn Duncan Goodreads
Copy and pasted from goodreads Via Jenna's page
Six years ago , Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, La. Today, my novel "Hurricane" is officially released. A portion from each sale of the book will go to charity (the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity).

Winners from Back to School Blog Hop !!! Are you a winner ?

Thanks everyone to popping over to my giveaway there are 6 winners the first 5 go to

MASTERS AT ARMS BY KALLYPSO MASTERS ** thanks to Kally for her Donation **

  • manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Squeak(dot)ak(at)gmail(dot) com

  • BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

  • and the winner of the two e books Slow burn and Mine Until Dawn is

    Congrads to winners. Kally will email everyone for your free e copy of Masters At ARms and I will email the winner of the Ednah Walters e books.

    Thanks for popping on in !

    Kat !