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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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[4 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
September Book of the Month

It’s that time again! Time for a new Book of the Month! This month we’re choosing a wonderful book by Robin Wasserman called The Book of Blood and Shadow. Yes, the book is just as creepy, intriguing and wonderful as it sounds! And…Doesn’t the cover look awesome? You can read Kelly’s review of the book HERE. Be watching for fun stuff this month and a Book Challenge Question all surrounding this book. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this pick!
Book Synopsis from Amazon.com:

It was like a nightmare, but there …

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[6 Aug 2012 | 9 Comments | ]
August's Book of the Month: RIFT by Andrea Cremer

This month I am challenging you to read Rift by Andrea Cremer.  I recently read and reviewed the novel, and I think you will love it!  While reading, I thought about how the story of the adventurous redhead, Ember, reminded of a more mature Merida, from Disney’s Brave.  The prequel to the Nightshade Series answers questions about Cremer’s world and war began.  In addition, there is still more to look forward to… Rise the second prequel will be released in January 2013.  Whether you’ve read the Nightshade Series or not, …

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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
GRAVE MERCY-The Question

This month’s Book of the Month is GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers, and I have a question to put forth for the other reviewers AND you, our blessed readers! Now, I’m going to warn you…this question may come across as a bit gruesome for some of you to think about, but….I’m going to ask it anyway. You might really need to dig down deep to your darker side in order to answer it.
So…I want to know-If you were to become a Handmaiden of Death, what would your form of killing …

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[5 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
June's Book of the Month-GRAVE MERCY

I know, I know…I’m late with this post! I’m so sorry, but believe me when I tell you it will have been worth the wait! Our Book of the Month for June is GRAVE MERCY by R.L. LaFevers. This book is freaking amazing, and you are going to LOVE it! You can read Kallie’s and Melissa’s review right HERE. We all think this is a book you will want to read and reread again, so go out and grab it and read it with us this month!

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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Dark Divine Book Challenge QUESTION!

We are halfway through the month of May and it is time for your Book Challenge!  It is easy, and even if you haven’t finished reading the all of books in the series you can answer the Book Challenge Question!

We want to know which paranormal/fantasy ‘being’ is your favorite to read about?
Vampires, werewolves, fairies… Oh my!

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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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[1 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
April's Book of the Month Is...

The Book of Lost Fragrances by MJ Rose!!
To say that I loved this book is an understatement. You can read my review HERE. Be prepared to be sucked into this world of mystery, suspense, and romance just like I was! We have a lot of goodies and surprises for you this month. It’s going to be fun and exciting! Here’s the synopsis of the book 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 created in …

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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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[27 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Iron Thorn Video Challenge!

To celebrate our Book of the Month, The Iron Thorn, I have a challenge for the Bookshelf Banter ladies! Check it out in the video below:

Yay! I’m first… I WIN!

1. If you knew you were going to go crazy at a certain age, would you try and fight it or just accept it?
2. In The Iron Thorn, the main character’s name Aoife. (Which I had to look up to see how to pronounce!) What’s been the most memorable and unique character name you’ve come across?
3. The Iron Thorn is set …