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Giveaway! Hades by Alexandra Ardornetto

Thanks to Zeighost Media I have a copy of the exciting sequel to Halo by Alexandra Ardonetto, Hades to giveaway. Check out the book's summary:

"Heaven Help Her.  Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier?s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can?t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth?s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well."

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Humpday Giveaway August 31, 2011

Every Wednesday I'm going to be giving away a gently used copy of one the books listed below. I'll be adding to the lists periodically so be sure to check back every week. This giveaway is for US and Canadian addresses only. Please fill out the form below. Giveaway will end on every Tuesday @ 9 pm central.
Last week's winner is: Heather (ham1299)
YA Werelove: Dark Conspiracy by Lakisha Spletzer (autographed) The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Lament by Maggie Stiefvater Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater The Ancillary's Mark by Daniel A. Cohen Logic of Demons: The Quest For Nadine's Soul by H.A. Goodman (Hardcover) Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson (arc) Karma by Cathy Ostlere (arc) The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen (arc) Ada by R.A. Mcdonald A Girl Named Willow Krimble by Giuseppe Bianco (autographed) Lure by Deborah Kerbel Shadowland (Hardcover)  by Alyson Noel
Paranormal Schloss Valkuriz by Felicia N. Cheung A Rose For My Mother by Nancy Lee Canfield (autographed) With Love, Now and Forev…

Dael and the Painted People

Title: Dael and the Painted People
Author: Allan Richard Shickman
Publisher: Earthshaker Books
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
paperback, 168 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9790357-6-0
Genre: YA
available @ Amazon | B&N

A prehistoric adventure, this is the third of the Zan-Gah young adult books. When Dael, guilty and tormented, came to live with the tribe of the painted people, he longed for peace and restoration; but without knowing it, he made a powerful enemy. Luckily, Dael had friends-including a troop of crows-and his own mystical powers. The disturbed and violent hero learns from the Children of the Earth, and from his submissive wife, a new way of life that is peaceful and generous. Dael and the Painted People is a story of conflict, healing, hate, and love by the winner of the Eric Hoffer Award, a finalist for the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Award, and the Mom's Choice Gold Seal for Excellence in a family-friendly book series.

Dael and the Painted People by Allan R…

Teaser Tuesday August 30, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random page

Jane Austen Ruined My Life

Title: Jane Austen Ruined My Life
Author: Beth Pattillo
Publisher: Guidepost Books
Publication Date: Feburary 3, 2009
paperback, 270 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-8249-4771-2
genre: contemporary fiction, chick lit
available @Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

English professor Emma Grant has always done everything just the way her minister father told her she should -- a respectable marriage, a teaching job at a good college, and plans for the requisite two children. Life was prodigiously good, as her favorite author Jane Austen might say, until the day Emma finds her husband in bed with another woman. Suddenly, all her romantic notions a la Austen are exposed for the foolish dreams they are.

Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo caught my attention mainly because of the title. I also love the cover to this book.  I had to find out how a beloved author who has been dead for some time could ruin anyone's life.  
Emma Grant believed in happy endings once upon a time. However re…

What's Your Status? August 27, 2011

Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life has a fantastic meme. In this meme you post your status of the books your reading this week, books you finished this week, books you're going to read next, and books you plan on buying this week. You can also post what reviews and memes you participated in for the week. Marla from Starting the Next Chapterwill be hosting for the month of August.

I didn't have a lot of reading time this week but I did manage to finish one book. Hopefully next week will be better.

What I finished last week:
The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire  Book Two by Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith
What I'm currently reading:
The Predicteds by Christine Seifert
What's next on my tbr list:

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
The Covering by Miss Cheyenne Mitchell

The Little Bride by Anna Solomon
August Giveaways Around the Blogging World Humpday Giveaway Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith

This is my status, what's yours? 

Veiled Rose

Title: Veiled Rose: Tales of Goldstone Wood #2
Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
paperback, 384 pages
ISBN: 0764207822 (ISBN-13: 9780764207822)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
available @ Amazon | B&N | Book Depository


Rose Red trusts no one with her secret. She hides in the forest, her face veiled in rags, shunning the company of all save her old father and her nanny goat. Her life is bleak and lonely. Until she meets a privileged young man sent to spend his summer in the mountains. Leo, a lonely lad, befriends Rose Red, and together they begin hunting for the Mountain Monster which, rumor says, stalks these lands. But the hunt which began as a game holds greater risk than Leo supposes. Rose Red can scarcely guess at the consequences should he insist on continuing his search. Dare she trust him with her secret? Or tell him what dwells at the top of the mountain in the cave only she can find? Above all, when Leo asks Rose Red to leave the mount…

Wake Unto Me

Title: Wake Unto Me  
Author: Lisa Cach
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: March 31, 2011
paperback, 304 pages
ISBN 978-0-14-241436-1
genre: YA, paranormal romance
available @ Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Summary: A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.
There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.
And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach came highly recommended on twitter by Sav…

The Map of Time review

Title: The Map of Time
Author: Felix J. Palma
Publisher: Atria
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Hardcover, 611 pages
ISBN: 1439167397 ISBN-13: 9781439167397
Genre: Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, YA
available  @ Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

Summary: A Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined,The Map of Timeis a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigage purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, includingDraculaandThe Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history?

There is a quote by Albert Einstein at the beginning of this novel that says "The distinction between past, present and future is an illusion but a very persistent one." I don't think the author, Felix J. Palma, could have found  a more perfect quote to fit The Map of Time. The threads of time are so intri…