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This is what the mailman brought me!

Thank you to Juliette Hill for hosting a giveaway which made it possible for me to win a copy of Country Cabin Christmas!


The Book


Country Cabin Christmas by Juliette Hill
Genre: christmas short story/contemporary romance



About Country Cabin Christmas:

Rival rising music stars, Skylar and Tony know that the path to stardom never runs smoothly. They both need a seasonal hit to shoot to the top the charts. Nashville record producer, Jack P. Dylan has an idea, but will it be enough? Will they be able to work together to create a winning combination, or will their differences block their way to success and true love?

You won’t want to miss this latest Juliette Hill Christmas short!

Source: Info in the About Country Cabin Christmas was taken from GoodReads at


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Meet The Author


About Juliette Hill:

Juliette Hill is the pseudonym for a creative writer who is passionate about all things vintage, traveling with her husband and exploring family history. She enjoys treasure hunting at local antique markets and estate sales, searching for her next great ‘find’ that will spark her imagination. Her desire to discover the story behind each treasure motivates the writer within. Juliette’s other interests include planning family gatherings, scrapbooking, cooking, shopping and dining out, to name a few. Her stories involve multi-dimensional characters and generational plots which bridge the gap between the past and present. She is currently working on several projects for Annie Acorn Publishing. | twitter | facebook | facebook author page | google+ | pinterest | goodreads



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Thank you!

Thank you to Terah Edun for hosting a contest which made it possible for me to win an audiobook copy of Blades Of Magic!


Blades Of Magic by Terah Edun
Book 1 of the Crown Service series
Read by Sylvia Roldn Dohi
Genre: epic fantasy



About Blades Of Magic:

It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family’s shame but when challenged about her family’s honor, her opponent inevitably loses.

On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it’s not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.

While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she’s never had before – passion. The question is – can she fight for her empress against a mage who might unwittingly claim her heart?

This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn’t become the year she dies.

Source: Info in the About Blades Of Magic was taken from GoodReads at on 26/03/2015.


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About Terah Edun

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Terah Edun writes high fantasy (and sometimes urban fantasy) novels for young adults centering on the adventures of kick-ass heroines who grow, laugh, learn, and love as they prosper. Her first series is called Courtlight. It’s a six-book series starting with Sworn To Raise, followed by Sworn To Transfer, Sworn To Conflict, Sworn To Secrecy, Sworn To Defiance, and Sworn To Ascension. The series will conclude with nine books (probably). Her second series is Crown Service, set two hundred years before Courtlight: Blades Of Magic, Blades Of Illusion, and Blades Of Sorcery.

Her third series is called Sarath Web and is an urban fantasy set in an alternate-modern Georgia with witches, warlocks, demons, and evil High Queens. | facebook | facebook author page | twitter | goodreads | google+ | google+ author page | pinterest | amazon



29/03/2015 Posted by | in the mail | , , , | Leave a comment


This is what the mailman brought me!


Thank you!

Thank you to Nancy Straight for hosting a giveaway that enabled me to win a signed copy of Blood Debt which the nice postman brought to me!


The Book


Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
Genre: urban fantasy



About Blood Debt:

Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.

Source: Info in the About Blood Debt was taken from GoodReads on 31/01/2015.


The Author


About Nancy Straight:

I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play Angry Birds, but have my 9 year old close, so he can clear the hard levels for me. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat – just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory, on CBS. I have two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore. | twitter | facebokk | facebook author page | google+ | pinterest | goodreads



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This is what the mailman brought me!


Thank you to Carol Cram for hosting a giveaway which made it possible for me to win a copy of The Towers Of Tuscany!


The Towers Of Tuscany by Carol Cram



About The Towers Of Tuscany:

Set amid the twisting streets and sunlit piazzas of medieval Italy, the Towers of Tuscany tells the story of a woman who dares to follow her own path in the all-male domain of the painter’s workshop. Sofia Barducci is born into a world where a woman is only as good as the man who cares for her, but she still claims the right to make her own mistakes. Her first mistake is convincing her father to let her marry Giorgio Carelli, a wealthy saffron merchant in San Gimignano, the Tuscan city of towers. Trained in secret by her father to create the beautifully-crafted panels and altarpieces acclaimed today as masterpieces of late medieval art, Sofia’s desire for freedom from her father’s workshop leads her to betray her passion and sink into a life of loveless drudgery with a husband who comes to despise her when she does not produce a son.

In an attack motivated by vendetta, Sofia’s father is crushed by his own fresco, compelling Sofia to act or risk the death of her soul. The choice she makes takes her on a journey from misery to the heights of passion-both as a painter and as a woman. Sofia escapes to Siena where, disguised as a boy, she paints again. When her work attracts the notice of a nobleman who discovers the woman under the dirty smock, Sofia is faced with a choice that nearly destroys her.

The Towers of Tuscany unites a strong heroine with meticulously researched settings and compelling characters drawn from the rich tapestry of medieval Italy during one of Europe’s most turbulent centuries. The stylishly written plot is packed with enough twists and turns to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.

Source: Info in the About The Towers Of Tuscany was from the press kit from the publicity team.


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About Carol M. Cram:

Carol M. Cram is the author of The Towers of Tuscany, an historical novel about a woman painter in fourteenth century Italy. In addition to writing fiction, Carol has enjoyed a great career as an educator, teaching at Capilano University in North Vancouver for over twenty years and authoring forty-plus bestselling textbooks on business communications and software applications for Cengage Learning. She holds an MA in Drama from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Carol is currently focusing as much of her attention as she can spare between walks in the woods on writing historical novels with an arts twist. She and her husband, painter Gregg Simpson, share a life on beautiful Bowen Island near Vancouver, Canada. | newsletter | twitter | facebook | pinterest | google+ | goodreads



05/07/2014 Posted by | Carol M. Cram, in the mail, The Towers Of Tuscany, won items | , , , | Leave a comment


Lookie! Lookie! Something landed in my inbox!!


Thank you to TA Crosbarn for the free audiobook copy of Legion Of The Moonlight (Book 1)!


Legion Of The Moonlight by TA Crosbarn
Narrated by Don Kline
Genre: urban fantasy



About Legion Of The Moonlight:

Small Northern California town is shaken up when a paranormal force invades the community. It is an unseen force that can and does kill it’s victims but first it has to find a host. The story is centered around a town where everyone kind of knows each other.

When the mysterious deaths start to happen the people are running scared and have find out what or who is doing all the gruesome attacks. It is something paranormal that likes the night but it leaves a physical deadly footprint behind.

Source: Info in the About Legion Of The Moonlight was from the press kit from the publicity team.


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About TA Crosbarn:

T.A. Crosbarn born in Santa Clara Ca. in 1965 and moved around the mid-west and the south. Crosbarn is an award winning salesman who has also published art and music and is now entered into the book publishing business. People in the Walls is the first series. | newsletter | twitter | facebook | google+ | goodreads


30/06/2014 Posted by | audiobook, Don Kline, in the mail, T.A. Crosbarn | , , , | Leave a comment

In The Mail: ROSALIE LARIO Package, Notebook & MAVERICK

It seems that my holiday streak of luck is pitching some last ditch wins!


Thank you to author Rosalie Lario for hosting a contest which made it possible for me to win signed paperback copies of Mark Of The Sylph and For Love Of An Angel, a heart ruby pendant on a gold chain, bookmark and fridge magnet!


Mark Of The Sylph by Rosalie Lario
Book 2 of the Demons Of Infernum series
Genre: urban fantasy


About Mark Of The Sylph:

Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword.

Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

Source: Info in the About Mark Of The Sylph was taken from GoodReads at on 11/02/2014.


For Love Of An Angel by Rosalie Lario
Book 1 of the The Fallen Warriors series
Genre: urban fantasy


About For Love Of An Angel:

In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.

They are The Fallen…

Michael is one of twelve angels who have been outcast due to their determination to protect humans. In order to preserve his immortality and strength, he must find a mate with angel blood. Eva Smyth has never believed the propaganda spouted by the Consortium—the elite system of guards put into place once angels took over reign of Earth—but she never expected to learn the angels plan to eradicate all of humankind, or that she herself is part angel. Joining Michael means living a life on the run, at war against the angels and hunted by the Consortium. Eva must decide whether to risk it all…for love of an angel.

Source: Info in the About For Love Of An Angel was taken from GoodReads at on 11/02/2014.


Thank you to Matthew Turner for hosting a contest which made it possible for me to win a Tick To The Tock spiral notebook!


Thank you to author Anna Cruise for hosting a contest which made it possible for me to win a signed paperback copy of Maverick!


Maverick by Anna Cruise
Genre: urban fantasy


About Maverick:

Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn’t help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen’s tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can’t stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He’s more worried about losing his heart.

Source: Info in the About Maverick was taken from GoodReads at on 11/02/2014.

12/02/2014 Posted by | Anna Cruise, in the mail, Matthew Turner, Rosalie Lario, won items | , , , , | Leave a comment


This is what Mr. Mailman brought me:

Thank you to the wonderful people at Simon & Schuster for the review copy of Masked By Moonlight and Captured By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon received.

Masked By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon
Book 1

About Masked By Moonlight:



New Orleans homicide detective Charlotte Caissie is dedicated to bringing down the crime boss responsible for her father’s murder. Using Jimmy Legere’s mysterious and irresistible right-hand man is a dangerous gamble, and not only due to his reputation as more monster than man. Because her feelings for Max Savoie are . . . complicated.


Rescued from the swamps as a child, Max exists silently in Legere’s shadow, heeding only his voice—until Charlotte Caissie awakens his emotions and tests his loyalties. Stepping outside his cautious rules threatens more than just his heart. He could expose his darkest secret.


Testing boundaries they weren’t meant to cross means facing the truth about who and what they are—and what they need from each other. If Max is the murderer she seeks, Charlotte could be his next victim. She can’t afford to trust any man. Good thing Max isn’t one.

Source: Info in the About Masked By Moonlight was taken from GoodReads at on 01/10/2011.

Captured By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon
Book 2

About Captured By Moonlight:

IN THIS DARK THRILLER FROM NANCY GIDEON’S SULTRY NEW SERIES, SEXY NEW ORLEANS COP CHARLOTTE CAISSIE GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH THE LAST NEMESIS SHE EVER EXPECTED: HER SUPERNATURAL BOYFRIEND.THEIR LOVE IS JUST BEGINNING.Detective Charlotte Caissie is growing used to the secrets that come with loving the mysterious leader of a shape-shifter clan. But that doesn’t mean she has to like it. She’s avoided complications of the heart all her life, but when it comes to irresistible Max Savoie, she’ll force the truth out of him if she has to.HIS TIME IS ALMOST UP.Hunted by the deadly trackers his nefarious father warned him about, Max is transforming into a preternatural force he can’t explain and Cee Cee will never understand. He’s tempting the dangerous limits of their love, but it’s her curiosity that could get them both killed. WILL THEY EVER REALLY BE TOGETHER?

When Max discovers the enemy’s true target is someone far more vulnerable than he, he must do the unthinkable to save his own flesh and blood. But he can’t fight this battle alone, and Cee Cee faces the ultimate test of loyalty: the man she’d sacrifice everything for . . . or the laws she swore her life to protect.

Source: Info in the About Captured By Moonlight was taken from GoodReads at on 01/10/2011.

Thank you to the wonderful people at Headline Publishing for the review copy of Pure by Julianna Baggott received.

Pure by Julianna Baggott

About Pure:

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it’s his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

Source: Info in the About Pure was taken from on 22/09/2011.

Thank you to the wonderful people at Usborne Publishing for the review copy of Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly received.

Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly
Book 2 of the Angel Fever series

About Angel Fire:

This is the thrilling second chapter in the electrifying “Angel Trilogy”. Angels will never be seen in the same way again. Gorgeous, charismatic Alex has the courage and skill of a trained Angel Killer. Unique, dazzling Willow has the beauty and power that comes with being half-angel. As the power of the malevolent Church of Angels grows, now it’s up to Alex and Willow to train a new team of Angel Killers. Willow soon finds her half-angel identity met with hostility by some of the other AKs, while privately, she must wrestle with the knowledge that her father, Raziel, is a depraved, evil angel. However, while life in the AK training camp is tough, at least Alex and Willow are together. But when Alex discovers that the death of his brother and fellow Angel-Killer, Jake, was linked to a secret CIA mission to defeat the angels, he is forced to leave the camp to complete his brother’s work… without Willow. Alex promised Willow he would never leave her, but with the fate of the human race at stake, destiny has ruled that Alex and Willow must be parted once more…

Source: Info in the About Angel Fire was taken from GoodReads at on 22/09/2011.

06/10/2011 Posted by | Headline Publishing, in the mail, Simon and Schuster, Usborne Publishing Ltd. | , , , | 6 Comments


This is what Mr. Mailman brought me:

Thank you to the wonderful people at Gollancz Dark Fantasy for hosting a Facebook contest which made it possible for me to win a copy of Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn received.

Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn
Book 9 of the Kitty Norville series

About Kitty’s Big Trouble:

Kitty Norville is a werewolf DJ who would rather be creating mixes than disposing of supernatural dangers. In her latest escapade, she delves into history. Her recent encounters with werewolves suffering from post-traumatic battle stress have made her wonder how long the U.S. government has been covertly using werewolves in combat. That suspicion isn’t just idle pondering. It leads Kitty down a very risky road on which she crosses path with a vampire hunter named Wyatt Earp and some dangerous undead characters. A mass market original for fans of Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher.

Source: Info in the About Kitty’s Big Trouble was taken from GoodReads at on 21/07/2011.

I would like to thank Bella of Cheezyfeet Books for hosting a contest which made it possible for me to win Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs from the wonderful people at Templar!

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Book 1 of the Fins series

About Forgive My Fins:

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

Source: Info in the About Forgive My Fins was taken from GoodReads at on 21/07/2011.

21/07/2011 Posted by | Carrie Vaughn, Fins series, Gollancz, Gollancz Dark Fantasy, in the mail, Kitty Norville series, Orion Books, Templar Publishing, Tera Lynn Childs, urban fantasy | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


This is what Mr. Mailman brought me:

I would like to thank Lucy of Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf for hosting a contest which made it possible for me to win Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning!

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Book 4 of the Fever series

About Dreamfever:


They may have stolen my past, but I’ll never let them take my future.

When the walls between Man and Fae come crashing down, freeing the insatiable, immortal Unseelie from their icy prison, MacKayla Lane is caught in a deadly trap. Captured by the Fae Lord Master, she is left with no memory of who or what she is: the only sidhe-seer alive who can track the Sinsar Dubh, a book of arcane black magic that holds the key to controlling both worlds.

Clawing her way back from oblivion is only the first step Mac must take down a perilous path, from the battle-filled streets of Dublin to the treacherous politics of an ancient, secret sect, through the tangled lies of men who claim to be her allies into the illusory world of the Fae themselves, where nothing is as it seems—and Mac is forced to face a soul-shattering truth.

Who do you trust when you can’t even trust yourself?

Don’t miss the entire MacKayla Lane series:

• Book 1: Darkfever
• Book 2: Bloodfever
• Book 3: Faefever
• Book 4: Dreamfever
• Book 5: Shadowfever

Source: Info in the About Dreamfever was taken from GoodReads at on 10/07/2011.

Thank you to Hodder for the review copy of Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck received.

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Book 1 in The Tiger Saga

About Tiger’s Curse:

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing 17-year old Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

Source: Info in the About Tiger’s Curse was taken from GoodReads at on 10/07/2011.

11/07/2011 Posted by | Fever series, in the mail, Karen Marie Moning, urban fantasy | , , , | 3 Comments


This is what the mailman brought me yesterday! *happy dance*

Thank you to MiraInk for the review copy of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa received.

About The Iron King:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Source: Info in the About The Iron King was taken from GoodReads at on 02/07/2011.

03/07/2011 Posted by | in the mail, Julie Kagawa, Mira Ink, The Iron Fey series, urban fantasy, YA | , , , , , | 7 Comments