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 almost 5 years 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?


Friday, November 11, 2011

November Giveaway Hop - Nov. 8th to 11th


Co-hosted by Tristi at Tristi Pinkston Blogspot  and Kathy at  I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.


To celebrate the most awesome time of the year, FALL- we're having a giveaway hop!

What is a giveaway hop? 
Simple - Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers and blog readers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For blog readers this means lots of chances to win. For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors. 
It's a win-win! To check out the other blogs participating click HERE.
I'm # 92   and Crystal @ My Reading Room (US/Canada)   is in front of me and  Jennifer  @Jennifersmusings  is next on the list.  



Tell me what your most favorite thing about Fall
Answer this in the comments and fill out the Rafflecopter form for your chance at a copy of one of Lori Handeland's fabulous Nightcreature Novels. 

Click on the "Read More" to take you to Rafflecopter--
If you have any problem getting Rafflecopter to come up, 
generally refreshing the page will fix it.

Read "Click for Instructions" before answering the question!

Must answer question  as a comment in the post. Winner 
chosen at random by Rafflecopter.
Be sure and check out the WWWW contest too!



This is one of my most favorite shifter series. Handeland has managed to link a period of history to shifters that so makes you consider the possibility "what if?" She will treat you to some of the most awesome romantic suspense out there. If you've not read this series, now's the time and if you have, a re-read is always a treat.


Your choice of the following.  




       
                          Under the midnight moon, dark secrets are revealed—Cassandra thought she had the perfect life until she suffered a devastating tragedy. Now she has a new identity as Priestess Cassandra, owner of a New Orleans voodoo shop, and a new purpose. A research trip for a paranormal secret society leads Cassandra to Haiti, where rumors fly of a sinister voodoo master, Jacques Mezareau, who can resurrect the dead. Fortune hunter Devon Murphy agrees to guide Cassandra there safely, but his sensual appeal promises danger of a different kind…
and desperate hungers must be satisfied…
As Cassandra and Devon make their way to the eerie jungle village, their attraction explodes into an intoxicating desire, and Cassandra begins to question her resolve to never let another man into her life. Her attempts to resist Devon become more and more impossible. But when she succeeds in learning Jacques's macabre ritual, her new powers may have come with a terrifying price. Now, haunted by violent dreams that grow more vivid as the midnight moon approaches, Cassandra must uncover the shocking truth about an ancient curse before it leads her to destroy herself—and everyone she loves…



He's got a secret...
Claire Kennedy left Lake Bluff, Georgia, for the bright lights of Atlanta and a promising career in journalism. Now, recovering from a cruel betrayal, she's back in the one place she always felt safe, starting over as Lake Bluff's new mayor. But then trouble comes to town in the form of Malachi Cartwright, a man whose past is as mysterious as his present—a man who awakens something dangerous in sensible, realistic Claire.
That leaves her hungry for more
When a tourist claims to have been mauled by a vicious wolf, and when the attacks turn deadly, Malachi's strange behavior rouses Claire's suspicions. Could he have a secret agenda and a sinister reason for coming to Lake Bluff? Malachi is the only man who could tempt Claire to succumb to her desires—but he's the last person she can trust. And as an eclipse approaches, the secrets of the hidden moon will come to light, and a deadly enemy will be revealed at last…




Practical, skeptical Grace McDaniel was not looking for romance. The Sheriff of Lake Bluff, Georgia, and the granddaughter of a Cherokee doctor, Grace's hands are full with the daily trouble of small-town life. Arriving in the wake of a freak storm is Ian Walker, a mysterious stranger who blends modern medicine and traditional Native American cures. Even though she is wary of his ideas, Grace cannot resist what his touch awakens in her. But Ian is hiding a terrifying secret. And only he knows the truth about a creature stalking the citizens of Lake Bluff. A creature who preys on the dying…and then on the young, the living, the vibrant…Now, to save her people, Grace must put her faith in Ian's haunting power and succumb to her wildest passions—before the rumble of thunder fills the air, and a relentless evil strikes again…




Here is a first look at the cover for
 ZOMBIE ISLAND, 
available May 22, 2012.

69 comments:

Brenda Demko said...

My favorite thing about fall is going for rides in the mountains admiring the beautiful autumn colors on the trees while spending time with my family! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Rather trite but my favorite thing about fall is the ever changing colors of the leaves on the trees.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is the change in clothes, I love being able to start digging out my jeans and jackets again :)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Nylez said...

Thanks for this giveaway!
We do not have the "Fall" season but hat i like when December approaches is the cold weather and usually meeting up with friends and family we don't usually see the whole year!


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miki said...

I love the mystery that go with fall, things are starting to slow, colors are changing and the mystery appears^^

i would like to win hidden moon please

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I wanted to answer this question too as Fall is one of my favorite seasons. As much as I love warm weather and reading outdoors, it is wonderful to have the crisp nights and mornings where a small fire in the woodstove has the whole family, including the dog, stopping by the woodstove and warming up. I love the smell of the pine burning. Once Fall arrives, we head to the woods for Saturdays full of wood cutting(even when we don't need to). There is something so soothing about tramping through the woods and picking out trees that have died, cutting them down and splitting them into usable size pieces to feed the woodstove. Maybe it's the return to times that were much simpler but after spending the day outdoors and working up a sweat, it's sure no problem turning in at night and feeling like you have accomplished a day's work when you are a bit achy from the unfamiliar exercise.
The biggest benefit is being able to pile up on the couch next to the woodstove and enjoy that wonderful book while being lulled by the heat of your labors .

Jasmyn said...

Fall is a rough season for my allergies, and it means it's going to get cold soon (ick), but the things I really like are the turning leaves (of course) and the how all the animals get their super soft fuzzy winter coats.

NicoleW said...

My favorite thing about Autumn is all of the beautiful foliage.

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GFC Nedraw

BlackWolf said...

My favorite thing about fall is the autumn colors and the clothes..

Christine A. said...

My favorite part of fall is the leaves changing color and the crisp smell of the leaves.

GFc- Christine A.
your1chef at aol dot com

Crystal Marie said...

The colors of the season and the crisp smell in the air.. but not the cold... not the cold.

tattoogirlreads said...

I love the creepy atmosphere. For me it extends beyond Halloween.

BJ said...

The smell of pumpkin....love it...love pumpkin lattes..pies...cookies...
Oh and I love being able to just lounge about drink cider and watch the leaves or the snow fall.

Jet said...

Probably the weather! and getting back into jeans again. I love jeans.

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kayla said...

My favorite thing about fall is cuddling with my fiancee when it gets colder, and drinking hot chocolate.

Christine said...

I'm not big on the colder weather, but fall is the start of most of the birthdays in my family and holidays. I love spending the time with my family and celebrating. I love the changing colors on all the trees too.

Christine
ceeenndee at gmail dot com

oriana said...

my favourite thing is the weather, is not too cold or too hot! and im allergies free in this time!
thanks for making this international!
great prizes

brendajean said...

Fall leaves, caramel apples, hot cocoa and a warm fire:)

Nikki said...

It would be hard to choose from Halloween, a drive in the mountains to see the different colors of the leaves, or the baking!! LOL!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Nikki said...

My favorite things about fall would have to be Halloween, driving in the mountains to see the beautiful colors, and the baking!! LOL!! Thanks for the giveaway!

janhvi said...

My favorite thing about fall is the amazing weather.

Janhvi
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

kel_p said...

I think the best thing about Fall is the awesome colours that come with the trees, i'm sure there are so many different variations of red, orange, brown that there wouldn't be a name for them all..... plus you know it's time to pull out the jackets & get the fire going while you chill with a great book & hot coffee!
Oh & we have Autumn here in Australia - i think i'd rather it be Fall :)
Thanks for including International readers in your giveaway, i appreciate it heaps :)
Kel xx

lillie.rose.owen.jesse@gmail.com

Dovile said...

My favorite thing about fall is that my birthday is in fall. This weekend, actually:)

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Yto said...

i love fall because it gets more colourful and colder - i love the cold ;) furthermore it gets darker sooner and i can light candles. and i like the fashion more.

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Paula L. said...

My favorite thing about Fall is the weather :)
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Thais Pampado said...

My favorite thing about fall is the beauty of the natural scenarios that come with it, the colors of the leaves, the perfect weather!

Coreena McBurnie said...

My favorite thing about fall is the changing colour of the leaves. I love that! Thanks for the giveaway.

inga said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Huh, thats' a difficult question, because I don't really like autumn, but let me think of the things that I can mention.
Well, the colors of red-yellow in the leaves and sometimes I like it's dark in the evening, and I use lot of candles during autumn.

inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

Sophia Rose said...

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

My favorite thing about fall is the crisper weather, smell of homebaked pies and the colors.

Rea said...

My favourite thing about autumn is the way the world becomes a blanket of colours as the leaves change. Also, stomping through all the fallen leaves in my wellies! =D

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

My favorite thing about fall is all the holidays and the time off that comes along with them!

geschumann said...

I love the Fall colors, but I don't get to see much of it because I live in Texas. sigh
Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

Reading mind said...

The things I love the most about fall are the colors of leaves and the overall melanchonic feeling. The atmosphere is just perfect for me to read and write!

Reading mind said...

forgot the email

aliasgirl at libero dot it

Juana said...

The best thing about fall is the cooler weather.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

My fav thing about fall is fresh pumpkin pie and delicious hot cocoa. yumm :)

ayoung3360@hotmail.com

Darlene said...

I love the fall foliage and the crispness of the air!

Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Maegan Morin said...

My favorite part of fall is the transition between fall and winter... The crispness in the air is so refreshing and you still dont have to wear a coat... yet lol

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Julianne said...

My favorite thing about fall is when the leaves start to change. All the colors of yellow, orange, red, green are so beautiful.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

ruslady said...

smell of the leaves on the ground
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Spav said...

My favourite thing about fall is all the different colors of the leaves.

kimyunalesca said...

I like the changing color of the leaves ^_^ what about you?

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Anne R said...

I love fall for apple orchards and pumpkin patches, plus the colors. It is my favorite season.

Thanks for the giveaway.

areeths at new dot rr dot com

Janiera said...

I love the cold weather and hot drinks!

Pink Panther said...

The opportunity to wear beautiful scarves and the cool, just-about-right weather! :)

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Jolene and Family said...

I love the cooler crisp weather and the trees changing colors. Halloween is my fav. time for decorating the house and Thanksgiving is my fav. time to spend with family

AmyS. said...

my favorite thing is cooler weather

Judy said...

I love the cooling weather that comes with the fall and the beautiful leaves before they start falling.

Judy

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

I love the beautiful colors of the leaves. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Megan said...

I love taking my kids to do all the fall activities!

Smiley Girlie said...

I know I will sound just like a girl but what I love most about Fall is being able to pull out my boots! I love wearing boots, there's just something about seeing a cute pair of boots and on sale too. Just the other day I saw a cute pair on sale for 5 bucks! I was in heaven. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy Lynn

Vinci said...

greetings
thanks for the great giveaway.
I like fall for the fresh pumpkin
pie to be made. Also, the warm
fall colors on the trees.
cheers
dayle b at telus dot net
but not the pick up the leaves lol.

mary fallon said...

the best thing about fall is when the leaves turn colors and fall, we go out and see how many diff colors we can find and put them on the dining room table for a few weeks

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AEKZ2 said...

I live in the Phoenix area, so I love fall because it cools down a lot.

annettekz2@yahoo.com

The Romanceaholic said...

Is it bad if I say "the food"?? LOL Lots and lots of Pumpkin Spice foods come available in the fall Mmmmmmmm

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jess

SiNn said...

i love how the colors change and the days get shorter and the nights get longer and of course the holidays rightaround the cornor

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I love the leaves changing colors and the holidays.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary
mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

IdentitySeeker said...

Thanks for the great giveaway:) I love Fall because of the not-too-cold, not-too-hot, just-perfect weather and the changing colour of leaves. I love it for its natural beauty and the beauty it inspires in my imagination when I'm able to sit down and comfortably read a good book on a fall afternoon:)

Sarah

IdentitySeeker said...

Oops! Think I posted the wrong link for my tweet in the form.

It's actually: https://twitter.com/#!/SweetNSensible/status/135017020365348864

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maria g said...

Love the holidays. Halloween is so much fun and who doesn't love Thanksgiving... even if it is me that has to cook :->

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Hannah said...

My favourite thing about Autumn is the ending of Summer, which I despise the heat of, and the changing colours of the leaves. It's so beautiful :)

Hannah said...

See above comment! Forgot to leave email address.

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Krysykat said...

My favorite thing about Fall has to be talking walks in the woods and hearing the crunch of leaves under your feet and the crispness of the air.

Tara W said...

My favorite thing about Fall is the cooler weather.

Velvet Hubler said...

I love the colors of the leaves changing

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astroqueen67 said...

My favorite thing about Fall is the cooler weather! Such a relief here in FL! Holly Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and the colorful landscapes.

Laura H.

Mare/TommyGirl said...

One of our local farms has the best apple cider donuts in the fall. And I love the weather turning colder, but not too cold.

Gisele Alv said...

The thing that i love about fall is the change in the leaves of the trees, they're so pretty!
GFC: Gisele Alv...

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