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.


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?

Monday, April 30, 2012


I am joining in with Tots and Me to celebrate the birth of her baby boy. Her Baby Shower Celebration has been extended into April due to unforeseen circumstances. The review that follows is written by Tots and Me.

Tots and Me

A few weeks ago I shared a little bit about Picky Sticky

Friday, April 27, 2012

Terri Clark -Hollyweird

Dear friends and colleagues ~ It has been four years since my debut release, Sleepless, which makes me especially happy to announce my newest young adult novel, Hollyweird. It's a romantic comedy inspired by my love of the TV show Supernatural and Ellen Degeneres' old phone call to God sketch. I had a complete blast taking a tongue-in-cheek poke at Hollywood and I hope the story will make you laugh.
I hear tell that Hollyweird is starting to be seen in the wild! So please check your local or online bookstore. And if you’re a fellow librarian, please consider ordering it for your YA collection.
Here's a little bit about the book:
Aly King is about to fall for the fallen
My best friend, Des, and I totally freaked when we won the contest to meet THE Dakota Danvers in Hollywood. But now we're finding out he's SO not the angel everyone believes him to be. In fact, Dakota is the son of Satan, wreaking havoc on Hollywood and creating an evil army hellbent on world domination.

Lucky for us, Dakota's super-cute personal assistant, Jameson, is a fallen angel trying to get his wings back, and he's working undercover to squash his demon boss's plan. If Jameson hadn’t taken me under his wing I’d be in serious trouble, because I’m a total newb when it comes to conquering evil. But, truth be told, that sexy angel's got me all aflutter and may just be one temptation I can't resist.
“Hollyweird is one of the most entertaining books I have ever read. I laughed throughout the whole book- and the hysterical one-liners kept me thoroughly entertained…Hollyweird is the next hot teen read that everyone will be talking about.” ~Tween Tribune
I'd be so appreciative if you'd help spread the word, especially to any teens or young adults you know.
I could not do this without all the support from family, friends and colleagues so I thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is a sweet, funny book and I wrote it during a difficult, painful time—I had just come out of a five year remission with my Sarcoidosis, but I wouldn’t let that stop me from achieving my dream. The book is actually dedicated to those affected by this disease. It's my little way of trying to raise awareness. And now I’m going to work on getting a new contract. Make that contractS!
Never give up, never give in. Or as I like to say from my all-time favorite movie, “Goonies, never say die!”
Terri Clark (forever a Goonie)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

From Sherry Thomas- One Week Until Beguiling the Beauty

Dear Friends,

I was at a neighborhood barbecue Sunday afternoon. Even though the gathering was under a big oak tree, the guests were perspiring rather freely. We are about to say goodbye to spring and gird ourselves for the beginning of the long Texas summer. I hope the temperature where you are is more to your liking!

In other news, where has time gone? I've been so busy finishing on deadline, I look up and the release day of BEGUILING THE BEAUTY is almost here. This is such a fun, fast-paced story, I can't wait to share it with you.

When the Duke of Lexington meets the mysterious Baroness von Seidlitz-Hardenberg aboard a transatlantic ocean liner, he is fascinated. She is exactly what he has been searching for—a beautiful woman who interests and entices him. He falls hard and fast—and soon proposes marriage.

And then she disappears without a trace…

For in reality, the “baroness” is Venetia Easterbrook—a proper young widow who had her own vengeful reasons for instigating an affair with the duke. But the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the man she despised—and there’s no telling what might happen when she is finally unmasked…

Library Journal has given the book a starred review and raves that it is "tender, discerning, lushly romantic." The Romance Dish gushes, "Complex, compelling characters, an unusual and emotionally powerful plot, and prose with the range and beauty of music—what more can a reader ask for?"

You can preorder BEGUILING THE BEAUTY at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Google Books, Powell's Books and IndieBound.

Kristan Higgins, one of my favorite authors, has a new book out this week. And Kristan is going to do something wonderful: She will donate a portion of the first week's proceeds toward SAVE THE CHILDREN.

Even better, a lovely individual has offered to match Kristan's donations dollar for dollar. So let's all pitch in, give Kristan some stellar sales, and make this fundraiser for SAVE THE CHILDREN a roaring success.

You can buy SOMEBODY TO LOVE at Amazon, B&N, IndieBound, and Books A Million.

In other news, I am going to be the keynote speaker at Connecticut Fiction Fest on May 12. There will be tons of good workshops, including mine on Subtext, for writers. And for readers, there will be a signing open to the public. Come and say hi if you are in the area.

And is that not a ravishing cover for the second book of the Fitzhugh trilogy, RAVISHING THE HEIRESS? I love this book. I think it is one of the best stories I've ever written. So keep an eye out for Millie and Fitz's story when you read BEGUILING THE BEAUTY.

And woot, my backlist is still on sale at $3.99. (And for my overseas readers who have been frustrated that my ebooks are not available for purchase, I will soon make them available.)

HIS AT NIGHT Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google | Sony

NOT QUITE A HUSBAND Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google | Sony

DELICIOUS Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google | Sony

PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google | Sony

May your shelves always overflow with great reads,


Monday, April 16, 2012

Author Gini Koch Release Party and HUGE Book Pack Contest LIVE

Author Gini Koch Release Party and HUGE Book Pack Contest LIVE @bittenbybooks 

“Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But nothing’s ever easy for Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, particularly not when they have to switch from being super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division to mastering the political landscape as the new heads of American Centaurion’s Diplomatic Corps.
Kitty’s brand of diplomacy and lobbying isn’t quite as smooth as Jeff’s–Washington parties, lobbyists of all stripes, and politicians from all states and countries present challenges a well-stocked iPod and quirky sense of humor aren’t always up to handling. But when a shadowy assassination plot and a new set of anti-alien conspirators are identified, Kitty’s the diplomat for the job–in between “Mommy and Me,” “Diplomacy for Beginners,” and the dreaded “Washington Wife” classes.
As explosions, assassination attempts, and murders pile up, the question shifts from “who’s the target” to “will we all survive to see next week”?
Armed with only their wits, and dressed to kill, it’s up to Kitty and the Diplomatic Corps to stop the bad guys from unleashing mayhem on all the world’s leaders. But will Kitty trust the right people, at the right times, or will going her own way prove deadly–not just to her, but to her daughter, Jamie?”
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers in the US and one International winner 
PRIZES: 1 lucky winner in the US will win ALL of the following books
FATED by Benedict Jacka
SINS OF THE ANGELS by Linda Poitevin
BLACK WINGS by Christina Henry
GAVE WITCH by Kalayna Price
NIGHTLIFE by Rob Thurman
A SOLDIER’S DUTY by Jean Johnson
Plus one International AND one US reader will win an autographed and personalized copy of their choice of ONE of the first four books in the Alien Collective series.

Go here to enter this fabulous giveaway! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Giveaway: ARC Madness!
Want a chance at some awesome ARCs? 
Check out I'm Loving Books ARC Giveaway.


 Sorry guys, I've been a bit under the weather 
so I have oodles of winners to announce.

Winners have been contacted and have 72 hours
 to respond with their choice of gift card or book.
Thanks to everyone who participated. 
Don’t forget — the April New Release Hop starts this Sunday!

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