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, December 25, 2015

Jamie K. Schmidt, Jus Accardo and Heather Thurmeier Release Party and $75.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest 12/22 at BittenByBooks




 Embraced by Jus Accardo.
About Embraced:
“To gain a chance at heaven, they’ll need to embrace hell…
Descended from Cain, the world’s first murderer, Jax Flynn is destined to spend his life making others suffer. To shield the world from horrific chaos, he was forced to sacrifice the one and only thing he loved. Samantha Merrick.Sam is special. She doesn’t know how—or why—and she hasn’t had any luck finding out. But there’s a bright side to her life. She finally has Jax back. Sort of. They’re living life on a strict look but don’t touch policy, but with the explosive chemistry between them, keeping their hands to themselves is getting harder every day.Unfortunately, keeping their libidos in check isn’t Jax and Sam’s biggest problem. When an enemy from the past resurfaces with an ultimatum—complete a simple task or Sam dies—they’re backed into a corner. The goal? Kill a demon called Malphi. The problem? Jax’s demon, Azirak, has no intention of letting that happen…”
Buy a print copy of Embraced from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Embraced from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $3.99!
The Hometown Hoax by Heather Thumier The Hometown Hoax by Heather Thurmeier.
“Leaving was hard, but staying away might be impossible.Tessa Cutter escaped her tiny hometown and chased her artistic dreams straight to Manhattan. Now she’s home for a camping trip with her family. To keep them off her back, she makes up the perfect pretend boyfriend—successful, important, and most of all, permanently located in New York.Logan Ridley lost everything when his Manhattan-based personal training studio shut down. Luckily, a friend got him a position as a gym teacher in the small town of Cutter’s Creek. He’s heard a lot about the infamous Tessa, but she’s even better than he imagined. Except, she seems to hate everything about the small town he’s growing to love.The chemistry sparking between them is impossible to ignore, but falling for Logan will trap Tessa in the small town she worked so hard to escape. If they have any hope of a future together, he’ll have to convince her that everything she wants has been in Cutter’s Creek all along…”
Buy a print copy of The Hometown Hoax from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of The Hometown Hoax from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $2.99!
Books in the Hoax series in the order they should be read:
The Hookup Hoax
The Wedding Hoax
The Hometown Hoax 
The Queen's Flight (Emerging Queens)The Queen’s Flight by Jamie K. Schmidt.
“Courts, queens, and sexy dragons with wings…
Viola Pierce has never had particularly great luck with guys. That is, until the day she shifts into a glorious, deadly, three-headed dragon. As it turns out, Viola is a dragon Queen. But when she’s abducted by a greedy dragon who wants to breed with her, Viola begins to realize the dragon world is filled with betrayal, deception, intrigue, and danger…As a rule, Sergei hates Queens, but Viola’s beauty and humanity reach something deep within him. Something he should not be feeling. When she names him her protector and consort—quite by accident—Sergei has no choice but to accept. Now they are bonded for life…with a growing attraction neither of them could have imagined.But the dragon court is ruthless…and what doesn’t kill Viola will only make her more dangerous.”
Buy a print copy of The Queen’s Flight from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of The Queen’s Flight from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $3.99!
Books in the Emerging Queens series in the order they should be read:
The Queen’s Wings
The Queen’s Flight
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize 1: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Prize 2: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Prize 3: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Author Tawna Fenske Release Party and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks

“Uncovering this sexy geek’s charm is easy. Keeping her hands off of him is impossible.While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto.
Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk. Holly’s rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she’s never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she’s just the woman for the job.With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the man he thinks he should be without losing the man she’s starting to love?”
Buy a Kindle copy of The Fix Up  from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $2.99!
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.

Prize 1: $40.00 Amazon Gift Card

Prize 2: Two each $5.00 Amazon Gift Cards

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Author Rebekah L. Purdy Interview and $30.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie’s glad to be home from college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a rebound guy, a box of chocolates, and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn’t returning her calls, and her family won’t say where she is. Feeling sorry for herself, Kadie ends up at Club Blade, a place filled with pumping music, dangerous guys, and promises of a good time. However, when midnight strikes, Kadie’s fun turns into a nightmare as she’s ripped from the human world into Faerie by a vengeful Winter Prince named Etienne. For the first time in her life, she realizes the monsters Salome always spoke of are real, and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy her friend.
Salome thought the winter curse was behind her. But winter has left its mark. Not just on her, but on the whole summer court. The Kingdom of Summer is falling apart, and Nevin is hanging onto his throne by a thread. With war on his doorstep, he has no choice but to send Gareth into enemy territory, which means Salome will be left alone–vulnerable in a world she doesn’t understand. A place where beauty is deadly and humans are pawns in the macabre games the Fae play. Both Kadie and Salome will have to call on all their strength to survive in a world where humans aren’t meant to be. With death and enemies all around them, it’ll be a miracle if they can survive.”
Buy a print copy of The Summer Marked from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of The Summer Marked from Amazon by clicking here.
Books in the Winter People series in the order they should be read:
The Winter People
The Summer Marked
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $30.00 Amazon Gift Card

Author Kelly Moran Interview and Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“The safest place is with the guy she doesn’t trust…
It’s no secret amongst the Phantoms crew that lead investigator Sammy Hanesworth pretty much hates psychologist Cain McClutchen. The tension between them is taut with dislike…and unexpected attraction. Cain knows full well that something about him rubs Sammy the wrong way. But now they’re on a terrifying case-with orders from the network to get along or else.
Filled with past horrors, the Nebraskan site is more than creepy. And Sammy knows it all too well. It’s her hometown and near the place where her mother was killed. As the sinister presence makes itself known, Sammy finds herself turning to the last person she ever expected-Cain. Even as darkness surrounds them, tensions gives way to something bright and unexpectedly intimate. But nothing will prepare them for the evil they are about to face…”
Buy a Kindle copy of Ghost of You from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY .99 cents!
Books in the Phantoms trilogy in the order they should be read:
Ghost of a Promise
Give Up the Ghost
Ghost of You
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Author Rebecca Yarros Interview and $30.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“Be careful what you wish for…
Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries.
Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.
Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.”
Buy a Kindle copy of Beyond What is Given from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $3.99!
Books in in the Flight & Glory series in the order they should be read:
Full Measures
Eyes Turned Skyward
Beyond What is Given
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $30.00 Amazon Gift Card

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Author Tracy Clark Release Party and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“Can one girl be the light in a world spiraling toward darkness?
Haunted by the loss of her loved ones, Cora Sandoval, one of the remaining few of an extraordinary race known as Scintilla, holds the key to disentangling the biggest conspiracy in human history…and its link to the fate of the human race. As Cora follows a trail of centuries-old clues and secrets, she collides with a truth not only shocking, but dangerous.
With enemies both known and unknown hot on her trail, Cora must locate each of the ancient clues hidden in the art, religions, and mythologies of humankind. And through it all, she must keep her heart from being torn apart by the two boys she loves most. One is Scintilla, one is Arazzi.
Save herself. Save the Scintilla. Save the world.
Or die trying…”
Buy a Kindle copy of Illuminate from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $3.99!
Books in the Light Key Trilogy in the order they should be read:
Scintillate
Deviate
Illuminate
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

Author Jo Richardson Interview and Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“She likes things neat and organized. He’s enjoying a little chaos these days.Iris Alden and Carter Blackwood couldn’t be more different. Change-averse Iris likes her life neat and organized, while Carter’s itchy feet means he never stays in the same place for long.
When Carter, a stupidly handsome house flipper, purchases the house across the street from Iris, he has no intention of putting down roots, and she certainly has no time for a showy heartbreaker; she’s far too busy being mom to a stroppy teenager, production line cookie baker for school fundraising events and member of the Spangler Events Committee – as well as trying to rebuild her life after divorce from her ratbag husband.Before long, though, it’s not simply the house Carter’s rebuilding, but Iris’s heart, too.
Lose yourself in this delightfully funny, sexy romance that is bound to have you rooting for Carter and Iris right from the very start.”
Buy a print copy of Cookie Cutter from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Cookie Cutter from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $2.99!
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Author Isla Grey Release Party and $35.00 Amazon Gift Card at BittenByBooks


“Trouble is the last thing Devon Brown needs when she leaves the painful memories of her past behind and heads to Shell Island. As the Salty Dog’s new bartender, she finds herself drawn to Kerr, the Shell Island harbormaster. But finding her happily-ever-after is difficult when dealing with an obnoxious bootlegger who supplies the bar with illegal liquor and a jealous coworker.
A standoffish loner with damaged emotions, Kerr avoids relationships like the plague. Things change when Devon catches his eye. As a simple flirtation grows serious, the coworker and bootlegger quickly become obstacles to any future Kerr and Devon may have together. As the situation worsens, Devon realizes that even the still waters of Asylum Harbor are no refuge during a storm.”
But a print copy of Asylum Harbor from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Asylum Harbor from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $3.99!

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $35.00 Amazon Gift Card

Author Jaqueline Kyle Video Interview and $45.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“Ebenezer Scrooge: Ghost Hunter expands the original text of Charles Dicken’s classic with all-new scenes of malicious ghosts, soul devouring wraiths, deadly doppelgangers and other terrors from the netherworld. Our story opens seven years after Marley’s violent death. Ebenezer Scrooge has given up ghost hunting and embraced an inevitable slow death by alcohol poisoning. When the spectre of his deceased partner appears to him on Christmas Eve, Scrooge learns that he must face three Ghosts – one who will try to help him, one who will try to harm him and one that cannot be killed.
In a story that spans a lifetime of torment, Scrooge must face the demons of his past and his failures in the present in order to prevent the horror that is his future. The stakes for Scrooge’s soul have never been higher than in this wicked retelling of the classic, A Christmas Carol.”
Buy a print copy of Ebenezer Scrooge: Ghost Hunter from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Ebenezer Scrooge: Ghost Hunter from Amazon by clicking here.

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $45.00 Amazon Gift Card

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Author Tonya Burrows Interview and Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks

“He has everything under control.Except her .
Reece Wilde put everything in his life on the backburner to protect his brothers and their struggling company, Wilde Security. With a major contract on the line, Reece can’t afford any mistakes…like getting caught in a red-hot, X-rated moment with wild child Shelby Bremer, who’s more trouble than he can handle. Now he’s being blackmailed.
Shelby’s mile-long impulsive streak gets her in more trouble than she’d like to admit. Between her sister’s wedding, her coffee shop set on fire, and getting down and dirty with the groom’s brother, things are definitely coming off the rails. With both their careers and their safety on the line, Reece is determined to keep them both safe…even if it means a Vegas-style shotgun wedding.
But gambling on a wild card-and a wild soul-is risky…and sometimes, it can get a guy killed.”
Buy a print copy of Wilde at Heart from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Wilde at Heart from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $2.99!

Books in the Wilde Security series in the order they should be read:

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Author Avery Flynn Interview and Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“You can’t hide from love…or revenge.
Dodge Loving wants revenge…and he’s about to get it. On the cusp of closing a multi-billion-dollar luxury resort deal, Dodge can’t afford for anything go wrong. But then a fiery redhead shows up, the paparazzi hot on her trail, and throws his world into chaos. He has to get rid of her. Immediately.
Harper Conner just wants to be left alone, but after slapping her cheating senator ex-husband during a televised press conference, she’s a hot commodity. The ultra exclusive resort in Wyoming seems like the ideal place to hide–and work–so there’s no way she’s letting the Type-A jerk who runs the place fire her.
Despite the animosity sparking between them, Dodge and Harper can’t keep their hands to themselves. This thing between them can’t happen. It won’t. But his mother has other ideas…and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Harper and Dodge fall in love.”
Buy a Kindle copy of Dodging Temptation from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $2.99!
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.

Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kalli Lanford Guest Blog Author Kalli Lanford Guest Blog and Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“His secret (alien) crush…
I may be a Prince, but there are things that trouble me about my father’s royal rule-the forced abduction, experimentation, and torture of alien creatures. The king has a new prisoner who’s a carefully kept secret…
There’s a young female who belongs to a little-known civilization I have been studying extensively. They are human, belonging to a small, undeveloped planet called Earth. She is pretty in a way I find unusual and compelling. Sometimes I sneak into the adjoining cell and we talk about everything and nothing, even as I find myself yearning to touch her strange, soft skin.
Skin that is being subjected to invasive tests and experiments. A body that’s scheduled for a live dissection in fifteen days. And a life that will be terminated unless I risk my future and life to help her escape…”
Buy a print copy of Gamma Rift from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Gamma Rift from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $3.99!

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Authors Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona Character Interview and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest at BittenByBooks


“When Alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin’s birthday party, she wasn’t counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful Rom Alpha, Andrey Lupesco, or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle’s supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.
Not content with being just a pretty face and good breeding stock, Galina sets out to make her mark within the family. But in doing so, she runs afoul of her eldest brother, Alexei, the heir apparent to the family dynasty. He has no intention of ceding his position without a fight.
Andrey and Galina’s burgeoning romance is threatened when she discovers that before his death, Irina’s husband, Sergei, hijacked Andrey’s shipment of the werewolf drug, Bullet, a synthetic drug that gives the supernatural creatures a cocaine-like high. Sergei’s theft means that Andrey had a reason to have Sergei killed, leaving Galina to decide whether to risk trusting Andrey even as her feelings for him deepen.
As her brother Alexei’s behavior becomes more erratic, Galina must find the missing shipment, prove to her family that she’ll be a capable leader, and decide whether her lover Andrey can be trusted before she can hope to challenge her brother for his position as head of the family.”
Buy a print copy of From Russia with Claws from Amazon by clicking here.

Buy a Kindle copy of From Russia with Claws from Amazon by clicking here. – ONLY $2.99!

Books in the From Russia series in the order they should be read:

From Russia with Fangs

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide, except where noted.

Prize 1: 2 – $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Prize 2: 2 – Print copies of From Russia with Claws (US Only)