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?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book and Wolf Giveaway: Lori Handeland Marked by The Moon at

About the Book:
“Tough as nails Alexandra Trevalyn does what most people can’t: She kills werewolves. Once part of an elite group of hunters, she’s going rogue these days, though no less determined to rid the world of bloodthirsty beasts…once and for all. That’s why Alex had no choice but to kill Julian Barlow’s wife—and will have to pay the price. Julian’s brand of vengeance is downright devious, and now he’s turned Alex into a member of his pack. It’s only a matter of time before she falls under his spell. With the wild freedom of the wolf in her veins, Alex can’t deny that Julian wakes her most primal passions…and draws her that much closer to the moon’s call, where evil lies in wait.”
An excerpt of the book can be found here:
The contest is open to readers in the US only and runs through 11:59 pm Monday November 1st 2010. There will be one winner for both items.
Click here and  leave a comment about why you want to win this book and cute wolf!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles by Merrie Destefano

Book Description
Welcome to your next chance.
Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get—and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to possess the keys to true immortality.
Now the only hope for Chaz and his family—and the human race—lies in the secrets locked away in the mind of Angelique, the beautiful, mysterious Newbie he must protect . . .

Want to check out your next great book? Thanks to HarperCollins you can read the first 14 chapters free here.

Author Maggie Shayne Guest Blog and Contest 10/27 at BittenByBooks!

Prize: Three copies of Maggie’s newest books paired with a tarot reading by Maggie. Three lucky winners will get a book and a tarot reading!

“When Morgan DeSilva uncovered the ancient diaries, she entered the world of a dead madman who believed himself a vampire. Dante’s story made her famous, yet she is wasting away, prey to erotic dreams as real as if he were there….
She is one of the Chosen, and she can be his. His kiss can save her from destiny’s curse, from the enemies stalking them both. But first he must trust her. With his life. With his love. With the promise of immortality.”

Come by BittenByBooks and meet one of the authors that started me down the path to paranormal romance!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Author Juliana Stone Guest Blog and Contest 10/26 - at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers worldwide.
Prize: $30.00 electronic gift card to the Book Depository

“A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. A woman who calls him enemy will give him reason to live . . .
Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they are now joined in a mission entrusted to Skye’s family centuries ago: nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.
Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever . . . until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye’s passion is equal to Jagger’s—but can she trust a man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?
Each is the other’s sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.”

Author Melissa de la Cruz Guest Blog and Contest 10/26 - at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers in the US.
Prize: FIVE copies of Misguided Angel
“After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence–with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods.
As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads–and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.”
Melissa will be talking about her new book Misguided Angel book 5 in the Blue Bloods series. Come by BittenByBooks and ask her some questions about this fabulous series

Author Rachel Caine Release Party/Ipod Contest 10/26 - at BittenByBooks!

The contest will be a celebration for her new book Ghost Town book nine in the Morganville Vampires series!

“While developing a new system to maintain Morganville’s defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she’s able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.
But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town’s little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville…”

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers in the US only.
Prize: Rachel Caine is giving away an iPad!! She’s giving away the 16GB Wi-Fi edition ($499 value)

Check out Rachel Caine’s website and get your questions ready for the event.

Come by BittenByBooks and check out Caine's newest book in this series!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Author Mindy Klasky Character Interview and $25.00 Amazon GC Contest 10/25 at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers Worldwide.
Prize: $25.00 Electronic Amazon Gift Card
“Erin Hollister is waiting for her big break—or even a small one. She’s been dumped by her boyfriend, canned by her employer and it doesn’t seem that her dream of making it on Broadway will come true either. But then she’s given a lantern—complete with genie!—and it looks as if a little magic may be in store….
That is, if she can decide what to wish for. There’s the rub. Career? Family? Love life? Even a charismatic genie can grant only so many wishes. Or maybe Erin should just hold on to all those magical chances and think about what might be (instead of seeing just what’s under her nose).
Time’s running out. Ultimately, it’s Erin who must decide how to keep the magic alive—forever.”
Come by BittenBybooks and show your love!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


  If you click on the X the pets will disappear and hover your arrow at the bottom of the books and you can see where my books came from.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Author Jo Ramsey Interview and $50.00 Amazon GC Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers Worldwide.
Prize: $50.00 Electronic Amazon Gift Card
Jonah Leighton never expected to have a close friend, especially one he met at his school, where he’s usually either picked on or ignored. A few weeks after meeting Shanna Bailey, he’s realized that she’s a kindred spirit. Intelligent, funny, and interested in the things he can teach her, Shanna is the first person with whom Jonah’s ever been comfortable sharing his knowledge.

However, Shanna’s frequent injuries cast a pall over their friendship. Jonah suspects that Shanna’s mother abuses her, but without proof, he can’t do anything. And his concerns about Shanna take a back seat when he becomes aware of a threat to our universe: An entity from another reality wants to cross over into ours, and the resulting energetic backwash will vaporize our world.
Come by BittenByBooks to check out this new author (to me ) and sign up for a chance at a GC.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Author Lakisha Spletzer Interview/Vlog and Contest 10/19 - BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers Worldwide.
Prizes: 4 Winners!
$15 Amazon Gift Card
1 Autographed copy of Werelove Dusk Conspiracy
1 ebook copy of Werelove
1 ebook copy of Jewels

“Seventeen-year-old Laylah Le Croix has a rich father, mansion, and servants. Yet she is lonely and neglected. Her father would rather work than speak to her. At the academy she is bullied and mistreated.
When Weres attempt to kidnap Laylah, she is saved by the mysterious Donil Silentshadow. Donil rouses feelings in Laylah that make her question her life and her father’s animosity toward her handsome rescuer. Confused by these emotions, she seeks answers from those closest to her and is rebuffed.
She must make a choice. Obey her father’s edicts or follow her heart to learn the truth about her past.”
Come by and chat and sign up for these awesome gifts.

Authors Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié Character Interview 10/19 - BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers Worldwide.
Prizes: They are giving away five books, one to each of the five winners. Winners can choose from any book in the Crusade, Wicked, or Possessions series. They will also receive a signed bookplate from Nancy & Debbie and a Crusade wristband.
“The ultimate battle. The ultimate love.
For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.
Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated—and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.
Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself—and her heart.”
I loved the Wicked series and can't wait to see what they have in store for us in the Crusade series. Come by BittenByBooks and sign up for this fabulous gift.

Author H.P. Mallory Interview and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers Worldwide.
Prizes: A $50.00 Electronic Amazon Gift Card

Come by BittenByBooks and visit with author HP Mallory.Signup for a chance at this fabulous prize.

FREE BOOK Giveaway: Faery Tale by Signe Pike at BittenByBooks!

About the Book:
Signe Pike, was an NYC book editor for whom the magic of high-speed, big-city life had worn off. As a child, she and her father walked in the woods where she would look for fairies. Upon her father’s death, Signe was just 25 years old, she upped and left her NYC publishing life—embarking on a journey across the globe to all of the places where fairies mythologically live—in hopes of regaining some of that childhood magic.
Faery Tale One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World (Perigee Hardcover; $23.95; November 2, 2010) Signe Pike’s engaging account of that journey. Part travel memoir, part anthropological study—an Eat, Pray, Love of the fairy world—it’s an inspiring story for anyone who feels like we’ve lost the magic of youth and need something to believe in again.
Signe travels to Mexico, England , Ireland , Scotland and New York . She explores dark glens, abandoned forests, ancient sacred sites and dimly lit local pubs. The colorful characters she encounters, who take fairy-hunting very seriously, are sure to get a laugh from readers.
Captivating, full of heart, and unabashedly whimsical, Faery Tale is more than a memoir-it’s the story of rekindling that spark of belief that makes even the most skeptical among us feel like a child again.
Contest runs through October 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm CDT. Open to entrants in the US only. These will be shipping from the PUBLISHER Perigee Trade who has generously donated them for this giveaway.
Want a chance at a copy? Come by BittenByBooks and signup for a chance at this giveaway.

Monday, October 18, 2010

BEST MONDAY MORNING EVER! WooHoo! Winner at BittenByBooks!

I'm sure you have noticed that I've started promoting BittenByBooks contests on my blog. Below is why. Not only do they feature great authors, contests and just in general features that I throughly enjoy but they award their prises on a regular basis and they are dependable and timely. As a loyal follower, I have won many books, goodies and my personal favorite--- gift certificates. So if you are going to read reviews and enter contests make sure that BittenByBooks is one of your daily stops. 

"Hi there!

Thank you so much for stopping by and participating in the contest with J.E. Taylor.
Your name was drawn at random to win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.

Thank you again for visiting and we look forward to seeing you more in the future! Remember to stop by for our author events this month. This is a link to all of them:   There will be prizes at all these events!
If you haven't already, be sure to join us on our Bitten by Books community called "The Blood Bank". Membership is free, and it is a great place to connect with other readers and authors of the paranormal genre. Here's the link:
Please tell your friends about us!
BBB Prize Goddess
The Review Site With Bite!"

and only minutes after reading this email I got ANOTHER one telling me I'd won the Kellison books from the "Off the Fang" contest. WOOHOO! for Mondays!

Sunday, October 17, 2010



If you click on the X the pets will disappear and hover your arrow at the bottom of the books and you can see where my books came from.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Author Andrea Cremer Interview and Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

CONTEST INFO: Open to Readers Worldwide.
Prizes: 1 copy of Nightshade
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything - including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
If you have read any book blogs in the last couple of months, I know you've seen this cover and have oooed over it. Come by BittenByBooks and comment for a chance at the most talked about book this fall.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What If You Were Adopted By A Vampire….V.C. Andrews Book Giveaway at BittenByBooks!

Daughter of Darkness
By V.C. Andrews
On Sale 10/26/10
ISBN: 9781439155011
Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)
“When I was a little girl, Daddy told me never to fear the dark. “We exist because of the darkness,” he told me. “All of you are daughters of darkness.”
Beloved bestselling author V.C. Andrews’s passion for vampires comes to spellbinding life in a long-awaited novel of dark desires as all-consuming—and forbidden—as in Flowers in the Attic. One night, with the sound of a young man’s scream, high school senior Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving father, who adopted Lorelei and her sisters as infants, is no ordinary man. He has raised his beautiful girls for one purpose: to lure young men into their world of shadows. Like her sisters, Lorelei has been trained in the art of seduction and warned never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome and charming classmate, she boldly defies her family and follows her heart—even if love is a poison. . . .
Dangerously enticing and deliriously intoxicating, V.C. Andrews’s Daughter of Darkness will leave readers thirsting for more.”
BittenByBooks has five copies of this most recent V C Andrews books to give away.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Author Erin McCarthy Guest Blog and Contest 10/7 - BittenByBooks!

1 copy each of Hot Finish and The Beast Within to 2 lucky winners.
“The Howling” by Erin McCarthy - When Liv Lugaru’s boyfriend Sebastian disappears, she finds comfort in his brother’s arms. But Sebastian is much closer than Liv realizes…and he’ll stop at nothing to protect her from the feral danger that comes alive only when she sleeps…”Smoke On The Water” BY Bianca D’arc - In the misty fog of a lakefront village, zombies are roaming wild - and zombie hunter John Petit must stop the carnage. John is also fighting a different kind of battle: a forbidden passion for his new partner, Donna. With her help, killing zombies is a walk in the park, but keeping his desire in check is making him sweat…”Redeeming The Wizard” BY Jennifer Lyon - Gage Remington was once a powerful wizard; now he’s a recluse who keeps the world at bay. But when Mira Tate arrives at Gage’s door, she stirs in him an attraction he can’t deny. Soon, Gage will risk everything to keep Mira close - even the secret that may be his ruin…”
Come by BittenByBooks for this and so many fabulous contests.

Author K.A. M’Lady Guest Blog and Contest 10/7 - at BittenByBooks!

Grand Prize - Sterling Silver, wire wrapped Amazonite stone pendant necklace with Aqua Swarovski crystals which reversible and Aqua Swarovski Crystal Threader earrings. Handmade by artist P.M. Dittman (
Two eBook sets of Realm – the series: to include
Realm Book I ~ To Tell of Darkness
Realm Book II ~ Shadow Slave
Realm Book III ~ Illuminated Death
K.A. will be talking about her new book release Realm Bk III ~ Illuminated Death book 3 in the Realm series. Come by leave a comment and signup for a chance at this fabulous giveaway.

“Long before the Goblin wars forced the children of the Other World to walk among mankind it was prophesized that the Chosen would come. With a touch she would heal. With impunity she would punish. With surety she would lead the Other World into the Light of a new beginning. Too bad no one told the Darkness.
My name is Rihker Tennai I am Pixie and I am human. I am half-breed and I am a Changeling. I am a lover, a warrior and thanks to the Prophets, I am becoming so much more.
A war is brewing in the Other World. Battles old and new threaten to spill over into the human world. To the Deneau the Children of the Forest. I am Justice. For all who walk in the Light I may be their only hope. Yeah, welcome to a day in the life of my Realm. Are you ready for it?”

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This week’s new books in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

So how many of these books are on your wishlist, this week? I see at least 4 that I can't do without!
I Shall Wear Midnight
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0061433047
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: October 1, 2010

Stores: USA | CANADA
By J.R. Ward
ISBN: 0451229444
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: October 5, 2010

Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By R.A. Salvatore
ISBN: 0786955007
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: October 5, 2010 
Styx’s Storm 
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Lora Leigh
ISBN: 0425237397
Publisher: Berkley
Publication date: October 5, 2010

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Sean Williams
ISBN: 0345511549
Publisher: LucasBooks
Publication date: October 5, 2010 
Fable: The Balverine Order
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Peter David
ISBN: 0441020062
Publisher: Ace
Publication date: October 5, 2010

Intrigues: Book Two of the Collegium Chronicles
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0756406390
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Publication date: October 5, 2010 

Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Richard Kadrey
ISBN: 0061714313
Publisher: Eos
Publication date: October 1, 2010

Eat Prey Love
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Kerrelyn Sparks
ISBN: 0061958034
Publisher: Avon
Publication date: October 1, 2010

1635: The Eastern Front
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Eric Flint
ISBN: 1439133891
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: October 5, 2010
American Vampire Vol. 1
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Scott SnyderStephen King
ISBN: 1401228305
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication date: October 5, 2010
Unseen Academicals
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0061161721
Publisher: Harper
Publication date: October 1, 2010
I, Alex Cross
Stores: USA | CANADA
By James Patterson
ISBN: 0446561967
Publisher: Vision
Publication date: October 1, 2010
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Rachel Vincent
ISBN: 077832818X
Publisher: Mira
Publication date: October 1, 2010
Troubled Waters
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Sharon Shinn
ISBN: 0441019234
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Publication date: October 5, 2010
Harvest Moon: A Tangled Web, Cast in Moonlight, Retribution
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Mercedes Lackey, Michelle Sagara, Cameron Haley
ISBN: 0373803222
Publisher: Luna
Publication date: October 1, 2010
The Iron Duke
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Meljean Brook
ISBN: 0425236676
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication date: October 5, 2010
Stores: USA | CANADA
By Graham Hancock
ISBN: 1934708569
Publisher: The Disinformation Company
Publication date: October 1, 2010
City Under the Sand: A Dark Sun Novel
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Jeff Mariotte
ISBN: 0786956232
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication date: October 5, 2010
Jim Butcher Box Set #2
Stores: USA | UK | CANADA
By Jim Butcher
ISBN: 0451949099
Publisher: Roc
Publication date: October 5, 2010