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[13 Nov 2013 | 231 Comments | ]
@KallieRoss's Nov. 8th-14th #thanksGIVING Giveaway

Congrats to the winner, Tracey!
Week #2: November 8-14, 2013
Again, I’m GIVING away a ton of Young Adult and Middle Grade books (with a few Adult novels) this November to show my THANKS! There are a few authors that have donated their own novels in thanks, and I hope you are able to make some new connections. The cool thing about this giveaway is that I’ll be picking one winner each Friday, and the winner will be receiving 12 (or more) books as the prize! I will be shipping to any …

3 Books, Adult Books, Fiction, Historical, Reviews, Romance, Stefanie »

[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Dance the Moon Down by R.L. Bartram

Synopsis from Amazon UK:
In 1910, no one believed there would ever be a war with Germany. Safe in her affluent middle-class life, the rumours held no significance for Victoria either. It was her father’s decision to enroll her at university that began to change all that. There she befriends the rebellious and outspoken Beryl Whittaker, an emergent suffragette, but it is her love for Gerald Avery, a talented young poet from a neighbouring university that sets the seal on her future. After a clandestine romance, they marry in January 1914, …

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[2 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
The Trouble With Fate & an Interview with Leigh Evans

I feel like I have been waiting forever to share this book with you! I was given the opportunity to read THE TROUBLE WITH FATE by Leigh Evans about a year ago when it was still in the process of being published by St. Martin’s, and I fell in love with the story and the characters. Hedi is one of those chicks that I completely loved to read. Her voice was refreshing and totally kicka** to be honest, which is much like the author once you get to know her. Evans …

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[2 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

A Royal Pain, by Megan Mulry, is a fun romance full of British accents, snarky language, and sensational settings.  Bronte Talbot is lovable from the start of the story.  Her desire to find love, and a balance between that love and her career is relatable and endearing.  Meeting up with Mr. Texas seems like a dream come true, until their relationship moves out of the bed and into a daily routine.
Bronte is at a loss when the relationship ends, and has lost all hope of ever having a balanced love …

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[30 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
The October Book of the Month Is... "Protection for Hire"!

Our October Book of the Month is Protection for Hire by Camy Tang. This in an action-packed book about a kick-butt girl named Tessa. The sequel, A Dangerous Stage, is out October 30! Here’s the Protection synopsis from Amazon:

Tessa Lancaster’s skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo’s Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa’s abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and …

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[23 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
The Taker by Alma Katsu

How do I begin to explain my inner discord after reading The Taker, by Alma Katsu?  At present I am curious, fascinated, and inveigled by the novel.   Alma Katsu has created a world where time is irrelevant, and you get a glimpse of the life of an immortal. The main character, Lanore, seduces you and weaves a story from the past that makes you question the benefits of this gift. While Lanny’s present circumstances seem impossible, the narrative of her tragic past reveals that she has experienced an iniquitous …

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[17 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
The Book of Lost Fragrances by MJ Rose

Recently, I had the opportunity to pick up a Galley of MJ Rose’s The Book of Lost Fragrances. Lately, I seem to have been spending a lot of time with books of the paranormal, dystopian, or fantasy genre, so I was surprised when I read about this book and couldn’t get it off my mind. The synopsis was awesome and pulled me in right away. Here’s the synopsis from Amazon.com:
“A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume …

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[15 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Book of Lost Fragrances Winner is...

Merisha Abbott!!
Congratulations Merisha! You have won a signed copy of The Book of Lost Fragrances by MJ Rose and a sample of the new perfume to go with it! We will be emailing you shortly to discuss the details. Thank you to everyone who entered this contest. 
Be on the lookout! There are more great giveaways coming soon!

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[11 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Interview with MJRose

We have had the wonderful opportunity to interview our Book of the Month’s author, MJ Rose! She was gracious and lovely and amazing. Keep reading to hear everything she has to say. And…if you haven’t read our Book of the Month, The Book of Lost Fragrances, what are you waiting for?? This book is fantastic and sublime. It is definitely a book you are not going to want to miss!
This is the twelfth book you have written. How did writing this one differ for you from the others?
I’m not sure …

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[6 Apr 2012 | 17 Comments | ]
A Scent-Sational Book of the Month Giveaway!

We promised you lots of fun and goodies in April for our Book of the Month, MJ Rose’s The Book of Lost Fragrances! Well, here’s the beginning! We are offering a SIGNED COPY of The Book of Lost Fragrances AND…a Sample of the new perfume that was made and inspired by this beautiful book! Amazing, isn’t it??
To enter, you need to comment on this post. If you want extra entries, tweet or facebook about it also and post the link to that in the comments below. That’s it! The contest …