BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it 18 months now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Author Zoe Forward Release Party and Amazon Gift Card Contest

A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...
The last thing he wanted was to fall for a witch...
Veterinarian Kat Ramsey hasn't a clue that she's a witch. Sure, she can read minds, and there's the whole "dimension-hopping" issue that she can't quite control, but Kat is determined to keep things normal. That is, until she accidentally hops into the Otherworld, and runs smack into Matthew Ryan―the seriously hot one-night stand from years ago who shoved her out of his dorm. Naked.
And there's the tiny matter of the curse she gave him.
May you never find satisfaction with another woman. Billionaire and former druid Matthew Ryan hasn't forgotten the curse, or the witch who gave it to him. Kat's unexpected return means the curse will finally be broken. Unfortunately, his libido has other ideas―like how to get her back into his bed one last time. But far more worrying is his suspicion that Kat is the seventh Pleiades witch. Because while he's turned his back on his druidic ways, he's still bound to protect the woman who made his life hell...
Buy a Kindle copy of Protecting His Witch from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY .99 Cents!
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide. 

Prize: A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Author Sarah Avery Interview and $40.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest

Let a Little Magic into Your Life In Tales from Rugosa Coven, catch a glimpse of a New Jersey even weirder than the one you think you know, as a covenful of very modern Wiccans wrestle challenges both supernatural and mundane--and, occasionally, each other. The personal injury attorney who chose kitchen-witchery over his family's five-generation lineage of old school ceremonial magic would like to miss his dead parents, only now that they're dead they won't leave him alone. The professional fortuneteller stands out at forty paces, with her profusion of silver amulets glittering over her Goth wardrobe, but nobody has guessed her secret sorrow, especially not the covenmates who see her as their wacky comic relief. And the resident skeptic, a reluctant Pagan if ever there was one, will have to eat her words if her coven sister's new boyfriend really does turn out to be from Atlantis. The Jersey Shore's half-hidden community of Witches, Druids, and latter-day Vikings must circle together against all challenges. It's a good thing they're as resilient as the wild rugosa roses that hold together the dunes. 
Read a 5 star review of Tales From Rugosa Coven by clicking here.
Buy a print copy of Tales From Rugosa Coven from Amazon by clicking here.

Buy a Kindle copy of Tales From Rugosa Coven from Amazon by clicking here.

Books in the Rugosa Coven series in the order they should be read:


CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide. 

Prize: A $40.00 Amazon Gift Card 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Author Marissa Clarke Release Party and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest

Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, she finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, Nikolai Itzov's orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill Elena Arcos or die. The only thing holding him back from that directive is the overwhelming urge to protect her. Too bad she's also the offspring of his father's murderer. Kissing Elena, let alone being with her body and soul, can never happen.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives, and maybe even with their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
Buy a print copy of Love Me To Death from Amazon by clicking here.

Buy a Kindle copy of Love Me To Death from Amazon by clicking here.

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide. 

Prize: A $50.00 Amazon Gift Card 

Author Lauren Smith Character Interview and Amazon Gift Card Contest

To defeat a dark evil, they must face his family’s past… Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, doesn’t believe in ghosts. Even though tragedy and mysterious hauntings have driven his family away from his ancestral home, Stormclyffe Hall, he is determined to restore the castle to its former glory. His plans are disrupted when a stubborn American shows up on his doorstep hoping to pry into his family’s tragic history. Jane Seyton, an American graduate student, is convinced there’s more to the tragedy of Stormclyffe Hall than history claims. Ever the scholar, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means putting up with the arrogant, yet sexy, Bastian. Although Bastian wants nothing to do with the pushy American, it soon becomes clear that something evil is in the house—and that something is targeting both Jane and Bastian. The two must join forces to purge the ghosts of Stormclyffe Hall once and for all—even as they try to fight a physical attraction between them that grows more and more impossible to deny.
Buy a print copy of The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall from Amazon by clicking here.

Buy a kindle copy of The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall from Amazon by clicking here.

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide. 

Prize: A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card 

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Vampire Chronicle Convos: Lestat is Back! and Halloween Contest

Well, dear readers, the time is almost here.Prince Lestat will be out on 10/28 and I am beyond excited (and hoping my pre-order shows up on my doorstep a day or so early). I have really enjoyed all of our talks and want to thank all of you for hanging in there with me. As a thank-you, Bitten by Books is holding a Halloween contest this week with some fun and spooky prizes. Just enter using the contest widget below!

If you have missed any of our discussions you can find them You can go back and read parts onetwothreefourfive, sixseven and eight. Please add any thoughts you may have on the topics.
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne RiceWhat are you most excited for in this newest installment of the Vampire Chronicles?
Which characters are you looking forward to spending more time with? I’ll answer now: Marius, always Marius.
Do you think a series that has been “gone” for so long can be revitalized?
Will you be reading Prince Lestat?
Buy a print copy of Prince Lestat from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Prince Lestat from Amazon by clicking here.
The Vampire Chronicles in the order they should be read:
Interview with a Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned
The Tale of the Body Thief
Memnoch the Devil
The Vampire Armand
Merrick (Crossover with Mayfair Witches)
Blood and Gold
Blackwood Farm (Crossover with Mayfair Witches)
Blood Canticle (Crossover with Mayfair Witches)
Prince Lestat
The New Tales of the Vampires series in the order they should be read:
Pandora
Vittorio the Vampire
The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series in the order they should be read:
The Witching Hour
Lasher
Taltos
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers in the USA.
Prize 1: A Kindle copy of Prince Lestat and a large crystal beaded spider
Prize 2: A one of a kind Vampire’s Bite/Vampire Angel necklace from A Charming Time Jewelry and Gifts
Prize 3: A set of 3 small crystal beaded spiders