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[16 May 2014 | 5 Comments | ]
"Outlander" Tie-In Cover Revealed!

Diana Gabaldon has just posted the official mass market and trade paperback tie-in cover for Outlander, which is set to hit stores and online retailers on July 1st.  The new cover artwork showcases one of the recently-released stills from the television production, featuring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan as Clarie and Jamie.
What do you think of the tie-in cover?  Do you like the production still they used to represent the book?

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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Hello, new epic fantasy called Falling Kingdoms, by Morgan Rhodes!  I am having a love/hate relationship with you right now, but love you more than I hate you… I could not imagine getting into ANOTHER series right now, although this series promises to have twisting plot lines with the vast array of characters you can’t help but relate to. There are royal families, peasants, sorceresses, and savages!
The story comes across as a simplified version of Lord of the Rings, with more heart-wrenching romances that appeal more to a female audiences. The …

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[21 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily, by Richelle Mead, is the long-awaited second novel in the Bloodlines Series. I was left breathless by Sydney’s busy schedule, and a few angsty moments she has.  I love this series, even more than the Vampire Academy Series… You will not be disappointed by the perilous positions the characters get themselves into!
The story continues to follow the life of Sydney Sage, an alchemist who’s current assignment is the protection of Jill Dragomir, a vampire princess.  Sydney’s aversion to vampires is waning, she’s taken up dating, and we …

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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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[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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[4 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

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Ashes, by Ilsa J. Bick, is a 450 page haunting tale filled with delicious horror and frightening details. Bick has woven a story in which you fall in love with her characters and have no problem following them through a harrowing journey. The heroine, Alex, a girl who has honestly faced most everything you can imagine, begins the book on one very specific journey-a hard and emotional one. But after the Zap occurs, Alex’s journey becomes more than she bargained for as the world seems to be …

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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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[3 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
#LuckyDayGive-A-Way Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

The book we are giving away TODAY (March 4, 2012) is an ARC of…
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

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.

Book Description
It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.
Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. …

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[7 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue is the companion novel to Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and Fire. Before I write more, you should know that it is paramount (in my opinion) that you read Graceling before Bitterblue.  The structure of characters’ relationships and setting are based on a foundation built in Graceling.  In Bitterblue, we read an intricately woven story that stands on Graceling‘s foundation and it’s strength holds these characters together when you think everything in their world should be crumbling!
I am extremely impressed with the maze of story lines that Cashore guides you through …

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[6 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Book And Movie Challenge!

Hey, ladies!  This week I thought of a rather interesting challenge for all of us, brought on by a late night showing of Jurassic Park.  Wonder where I’m going with this?  Check out my challenge for you in the video below!

Now, it may take a while to complete the second part of the challenge, since we all have a lot going on.  However, here’s what I would like from you in the first part of the video challenge:
1.  Which of your all-time favorite movies (ones at least 10 years old) …