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[13 Jan 2014 | 7 Comments | ]
"Outlander" Invades L.A.!

Hang on to your kilts!
Thanks to the awesome people over at Starz, I was able take part in the Outlander fan event at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles this weekend.   Diana Gabaldon’s epic book series has been going strong for more than two decades now, and the action and romance is about to come to life on the small screen.  Producer Ron Moore (of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fame) is bringing the story to life as a new Starz television series, to air this summer on the network.  …

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[30 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Year In Review: Our Favorite Books Of 2012

It’s the end of another year, and since we’re still here (take that, Doomsday!) it’s time for us to bring you our picks for our favorite reads of 2012.  We each picked five (or ten) of our personal favorites, which you can see below, as well as the ones we most look forward to reading in 2013.  Happy holidays, and happy reading!
Krystal’s favorites:

In no particular order, here are my favorite reads of 2012:
1.  A Million Suns by Beth Revis
2.  Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
3.  Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
4.  Grave Mercy …

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[20 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Win a Signed Copy of 'Tiger's Curse' + New Interview With Colleen Houck!

We’re giving away a SIGNED copy of Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse over at our sister-site, The Tiger Series.  Click here to enter our giveaway, and check out some bonus fan content while you’re there!  😉

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[6 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Happy Birthday Kallie!!

So yesterday was our Fearless Leader’s Birthday! We think she’s amazing and wonderful so we thought we would share just a few things about her.
From Stephanie:
I’ve known Kallie for almost two years now and in that time she has been such a generous friend, and her enthusiasm for all the fansites she runs is awe-inspiring. She’s also pretty awesome because she’s da da daaaaaa: Super Reader! I don’t know anybody else that reads as fast as her. It’s insane, you guys! Kallie, I hope you have a mahhhvelous birthday!
From Krystal:
My …

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[17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
"Immortal Beloved/Darkness Falls" By Cate Tiernan

You know those ubiquitous YA novels where the teen heroine is inevitably pure at heart and just doesn’t see how great she really is?  Yeah, this isn’t one of those books.  But, that’s why I really liked it.  The story centers around Nastasya (Nasty, for short) a 450-year-old immortal, who is careless, selfish, and emotionally disconnected from the world around her.  In fact, some of the things she has done are downright detestable.  That’s what makes her human to me, even though she is immortal.  She has tons of flaws, …

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[5 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | ]
Ruby Red Book Challenge Questions...

Krystal’s Book Challenge:

The questions we want answers to:
1. Did you like Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier?
2. If you were a time traveler, where in the world would you want to live?
3. What time period would you want to go back to?
4. What THREE skills would you want to take with you?
5. What ONE object would you take?
*Leave your answers in the comments below!
Kallie’s Answers

1. Did you like Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier? LOVED IT!
2. If you were a time traveler, where in the world would you want to live? London, …

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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
March's Book of the Month is... "Ruby Red!"

March’s Book of the Month is Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red, a novel I think you all will love (or at least, I hope you do)!  This one happens to be a timeslip novel, and takes place in the best city in the world, London (okay, I may be a bit biased there).  Ruby Red is the first book in a trilogy, originally published in German, though it’s the only book in the series currently available in the US.  Once you finish this book, you are so going to wish you …

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[2 Mar 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
WIN Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare #LuckyDayGive-A-Way

Congrats to Christy, our Lucky Day winner!
The book we are giving away TODAY (March 3, 2012) is a paperback copy of…
Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare

Each contest will be posted at midnight (EST), and you will have 24 hours to enter!   The winner will be randomly chosen each day from the comments section of each post on BookshelfBanter.com, retweets onTwitter, and/or comments on our Facebook page.  (The more you ‘resharement’, the more likely you are to win.)  The winner will be announced after he/she is contacted, and confirms their email/mailing address.
There is only one way to find out EARLY, which books will …

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[25 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Interview with Colleen Houck

On this podcast, we were lucky enough to have Colleen Houck on the show for an interview!  Krystal, Kelly, Stefanie, and I picked Colleen’s brain about the series… And tried to pry information from Colleen about future books!  We hope you will enjoy the show!
*We will be working on a transcript soon!
If you are interested in more about The Tiger Series, you can can check out Colleen’s website, and our new fan site TheTigerSeries.com!

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[10 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Who Is YOUR Fictional Spouse? ~ Krystal's Picks

There are tons of swoon-worthy characters in literature.  Admit it, you know you’ve called dibs on a fictional character from time to time!  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to play a little game with everyone.  This all started a while back, when my good friends Laura (Sisterspooky), Andrew (Pewterwolf), Leanne (District YA) and I used to fight over our picks for Fictional Husbands.  We would have Twitter fights laying claim to our literary loves, and arguing why they were OURS.  We wanted to play along here at Bookshelf …