Thursday 16 August 2012

Hardback VS Paperback #1


My new Thursday meme is Hardback VS Paperback.Where I will post the covers for both editions and you pick your favourite. Up first is The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda.

The Hunt (The Hunt, #1) 12th May 2012
The Hunt (The Hunt, #1) 24th Dec 2012

The Hunt (The Hunt #1)

Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

I hope your enjoyed my 1st Hardback VS Paperback! Please add your comments =)

Saturday 10 March 2012

TOP 10 book confessions

OHHHH today we have YA author of the A Brenna Blixen Novel's Liz Reinhardt. Love this books sooooo much. Enjoy Liz's TOP 10 book confessions!!!!

Top Ten Book Confessions
1. My mom claims I could read at three. I think I was just a good memorizer, but I have no memory of learning to read...I've had my nose in a book since I was a little kid!

2. My parents used to 'punish' me by cutting off reading time/funds! They claim they felt awful doing it, but it was the only thing that got me super upset.

3. I read Eloisa James's *Kiss Me, Annabel,* and she mentioned using carrot straining to color butter. I wrote Ms. James (who is lovely and wonderful) an email asking if she picked up the detail from the Little House on the Prairie series (Ma Ingalls does this), and she had! She had just read them with her daughter!

4. The night I finished *Twilight,* I was waiting in the driveway, in my pajamas with my daughter on my hip for my husband to get home. I made him take me to three stores IN MY PAJAMAS to look for *New Moon.* (Sadly, I had to wait almost a WEEK at that point to get it!!)

5. I'm so obsessed with Marcus Flutie, the ex-druggie genius with a heart of gold in Megan McCafferty's Jessica Darling series that I once made my husband a 'You. Yes. You.' t-shirt so I could pretend he was my to-die-for literary love! (I LOVE making iron-on t-shirts!)

6. I've never read any Harry Potter books, BUT it's because I have a plan. I want to wait until my daughter is Harry's age when the series starts and read them with her!

7. I I have read most of the Little House books with my daughter. When Jack, their faithful dog, died, she and I were sobbing so hard, my husband almost had a panic attack.

8. I used to hide in the overhead and read books when I worked at Home Depot, then say I was counting inventory.

9. I have an eye problem that means I have no fine depth perception. I used to feel really terrible about it until I read this book by a woman who had the same problem. She said the vast majority of people with this problem have serious problems reading and never develop a love of books. I felt such immediate relief that I never had that problem, because when I try to imagine a life without reading, it actually makes my heart ache.

10. My husband doesn't read at all. When our daughter was born, he promised to read to her every night, and I often put her laundry away or straighten her room while he reads to her because I think it's the most gorgeous, amazing thing I could imagine listening to! (And she LOVES when her daddy reads to her...he even has 'favorite' kid books now!)

I love all of Liz's Book confessions and hope you enjoyed them to. GO follow Liz on her blog and like her FB page

TOP 10 book confessions

Just want to start of today's TOP 10 book confessions off with a sorry that I didn't post this yesterday. O.K so today I'm very very very excited to have YA author Tammara Webber. I love her series Between The Lines!!!!!! ENJOY

I've owned a hardback copy of War and Peace for 20 years, and have yet to read it. (It looks good on my shelf, though!)

I didn't read Jane Austen until my late twenties. I started with Pride and Prejudice, fell in love with her genius, and read all six novels in succession in about two weeks.

My favorite book as a child was Go Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman. I read it until the cover literally fell off... and then I kept reading it. I still have that book.

I had a huge crush on Michael York after watching his portrayal of d'Artagnon in The Three Musketeers on television when I was 12 or 13. I may have been the only kid in Texas who ran out and bought the book. I had to wait a couple of years before my reading ability caught up to my desire to read it.

The reason I began writing young adult novels was The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. The love story is, in my opinion, absolutely perfect in pace and character development, with just the right blend of humor, sorrow, angst and romance.

When my husband and I were first married, I would pick a romance novel and he would read it to me, 2-3 chapters every night, until we finished. We were teenagers. There was something magical about being out of our parents' houses, in our own little apartment and our very own bed, reading such naughty stuff. That's one of my best memories of our first couple of years together.

My mother wouldn't let my brother and me see Star Wars when it came out. She thought it was too violent. So I bought the book (which was ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster) and read it first. Twice. Most of my friends had seen the movie multiple times by the time I was allowed to go.

I knew by 9th grade that I was weird when it came to books. We were assigned Great Expectations to read over a six-weeks. I loved it so much I finished it the first weekend, and then reread it slowly with everyone else, silently enduring my classmates' complaints about how boring it was and how they couldn't get through the three chapters or so we had to finish each week.

I read both the Harry Potter series (6 of 7 books out) and the Twilight series (all books out) with my youngest son. I'd read one and pass it to him until we finished. He was ten when we read HP and fourteen when we read Twilight. His favorite part of the Twilight saga was Jacob's narration, and he was incensed that Meyers cut out "the good part" in Breaking Dawn. He was also dissatisfied at the ending - he wanted a bloody, Volturi-slaughtering battle.

I've read Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles more times than I've ever read anything else. It's just a compulsion. I probably have parts of it memorized and stored somewhere in my brain.

A big thank-you too Tammara for sharing her TOP 10 book confessions

Wednesday 7 March 2012

TOP 1o book confessions

Hi everyone on TOP 10 book confessions we have Emma from BelleBooks.

Favourite childhood book: The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks.I remember reading this one in primary school and I fell in love with it, I think I must have read it about ten times between the ages of 7-10. It’s a sweet little story about a fairy named Tiki who rebels against what is expected of her and befriends a human. I don’t think I ever returned that book to the school - sorry!

School Confession: In secondary school we had a reading challenge every year. I always reached the gold level and read over 20 books for the year. But one year me and my friend tried to out-read each other, I cheated on a few by only reading the first and last chapters, then wrote my report on it. So for that year I ended up with something ridiculous like 50 books on my list, and really I’d only fully read about 30 of them.

Bookcase Confession: I have only read about 20% of the books I actually own.I go on crazy book buying sprees on payday! I don’t really want to count, but I probably have around 400 books on my bookcases and over 1000 on my Kindle. There are books in there that I know I will probably never read but I still keep them anyway.

Book Crush Confession: I have the biggest book crush on Loki from Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy. Yes I know he is a troll, but I can’t help it! I loved his bad boy attitude in the books and he made me laugh.

Book Shopping Confession: I admit it, I buy books because of their covers!Last week I had a wee wander around Waterstones and picked up Heaven by Christoph Marzi solely for the cover. I didn’t even read the blurb! It wasn’t until I got home and I was going through my bags that I had a proper look at what the book was about. Luckily it looks like something I will like, but I tend to do this a lot!

Guilty Pleasure Book: My guilty pleasure book is probably going to sound a bit strange, it’s Wasted by Marya Hornbacher. It’s a memoir of a girl growing up with an eating disorder. I must have read this book about 6 or 7 times. I only tend to reach for it when I’m feeling down, it makes me stop and think and snaps me out of my mood because no matter whats going on with me, I don’t think my life will ever be that bad. It makes me grateful for what I have, in a strange way it’s sort of my comfort book.

Stupidest thing I’ve done when reading: Gosh there is actually quite a few. I am the girl who has walked into a lamppost because I had my nose in a book! That’s happened to me a few times, I’ve now learned not to read and walk at the same time - thats mainly why I love audio books so much!Speaking of audio books, I listen to one every night when I’m falling asleep. I usually go to my bed about half an hour earlier than usual so I can get through some of the book. But then I fall asleep, strangle myself during the night with my headphones and wake up with someone screaming in my ear and with an ipod shaped impression on my arm. Not only that, but because I’ve fell asleep I can’t remember where I got up to with the book. So I end up listening to the same chapter over and over for a whole week!Someone needs to invent something that won’t strangle me during the night, and a programme that realises I’ve gone to sleep and stops the audio book.

Bookstore Book Confession: Sometimes when I’m in a bookshop and they have a book I really loved somewhere in the back of the teen section I move them all to the front! I did this last week in Waterstones, I made a whole shelf of Fever by Lauren DeStefano because the book was too hidden away for my liking! It’s my way of sharing great books with the people of Glasgow!And for the last one, I’m not a huge fan of tv shows based on books and book tie ins. For example I love Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, both originally books. I started reading both books and gave up after a couple of chapters, I’d rather just watch the tv show.Same goes for The Vampire Diaries, I read the first three books years ago before they were so popular (i’m talking like when I was 17/ what 6 years ago). But ever since the show came out I won’t read any of the new books, but I love the show.Strangely I’m not like that about books turned into movies, I watch the movie and read the book. I honestly don’t know why I’m different about tv shows! lol!

Just want to say a big thank you to Laura for asking me to take part in this Book Confession’s month and I’m really looking forward to reading everyones book confessions!

A big thank-you to Emma for taking part please go follow/like Emma's fb page where she makes the cutest bookmarks

Emma's blog

TOP 10 book confessions

Today on TOP 10 book confessions we have Kayleigh from K-Books. ENJOY!!!!

1. Favourite Cover

This was so difficult because there are so many stunning covers out there. One of my all time favourite covers that I just can’t stop staring at is Cursed by Jennifer L Armentrout. I saw this cover ages ago and I cannot wait to read it. That was my instant reaction when I saw it. It’s definitely a cover that says Read Me!

2. Favourite Childhood Book

Anything by Roald Dahl. I loved his books when I was younger and I read them all over and over again. If I had to choose one it would be The BFG, I just loved that book and I know I could pick it up today and love it just as much.

3. Favourite Genre

I have so many favourite genres, right now I love Dystopian and Sci-Fi books but I also love Mythology, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Contemporary Romance. It really depends on what mood I’m in to what kind of book I will read.

4. Books You Read but Don’t Admit.

I read many factual books. I really love Psychology books. It’s very fitting since I am doing a degree is Psychology. I hate reading text books because they are just boring but when you get actual books that have all the facts in without it being a text book, I love them and find them fascinating.

5. Guilty Secret Series.

The Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz. I am not a massive fan of these books and I don’t really think they are really that good but I keep reading them anyway so they are definitely my guilt secret, I don’t particularly like them all that much but I still keep reading them.

6. Favourite Book Quotes

“Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you… and remember, shoot for the moon…”
- Cecelia Ahern, PS, I Love You

“Nobody looks good in their darkest hours. But those are the hours that make is what we are.”
- Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect… The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only in passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”
- Jennifer L Armentrout, Obsidian

7. Favourite Book Boyfriend

Favourite book boyfriend at the moment has to be Daemon Black from Obsidian. I read Obsidian in October last year and I just fell in love with him. I love his cockiness and his attitude towards Katy. He is the only book boyfriend who has stayed my favourite after months of reading other books.

8. Favourite Lead Male

Aiden from Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I love him. He’s a total tough guy who fights to protect but he also has the softer side of him where he will do anything to protect the ones that he loves. The perfect Lead Male for me.

9. Favourite Lead Female

Alex from Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout. You had to know that was coming right? I love her, she’s such a great kick-ass heroine who will do whatever is takes to protect everyone but also has a vulnerable side to her. She is just amazing and I love how she is so brave and puts a brave front on for everyone. She’s a brilliant lead female character.

10. Favourite Couple

Daemon and Katy from Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout. I love their relationship, I think it’s just so hilarious and most of the way through this book I was in fits of giggles at them. I think it’s such a great realistic relationship where you can tell they really like each other but are constantly throwing insults at each other. It’s such a brilliant relationship.

A big thank-you to Kay for taking part go follow/like her on her twitter, fb page & blog!!!!!!!
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TOP 10 book confessions

OK YA readers today I'm so excited to bring you YA author Shelly Crane with her TOP 10 book confessions. Shelly Crane has written Significance series and The Devoured series

OK, counting down my serious book confessions.

10. My favorite book cover is Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis

9. My favorite character name is Jace.

8. I've never read the Harry Potter books. *Ducks flying books*

7. I've never read the Hunger Games books. *Ducks even further*

6. I go back and re-read all the yummy parts between my favorite characters, but rarely ever totally re-read a book.

5. I'm infatuated with guys on the cover.

4. My favorite book is by Stephanie Meyer, but it's not Twilight ;) The Host, I've read about 15 times.

3. I never read one single book in high school (Shame on ME!)

2. I have to have music when I write. Loud and upbeat music.

1. If there's no love in the book, I'm not interested ;p

Thank-you Shelly for taking part in TOP 10 book confessions.Also good luck for the release of Defiance on the 13th March 2012 (I can't wait to read it)

All of you should go follow and like Shelly's page,blog & Twitter

Monday 5 March 2012

Hi to all the YA readers out there today on the Blog we have Nichole Chase YA author of"Mortal Obligation" book one of The Dark Betrayal Trilogy.

1. I turned my walk-in closet into a mini library. (Thankfully we had another one for our clothes!)
2. I've reread all of the Harry Potter books more than five times each. Deathly Hallows is by far my favorite.
3. I had out of town company the night that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, so I dragged them out to stand in line at Walmart.
4. One of the above mentioned guests made plans to stay at my house when Breaking Dawn was released, (you'd think she'd learn! *tsk*) so I made her go to the local book store for their release party. I made said friend a shirt to wear to the Breaking Dawn release party, even though she had never read Twilight.
5. I've gone to work exhausted because I stayed up all night to read a book. It's happened too many times to count.
6. When Anne McCaffrey died, I cried like a baby.
7. I've chosen a name for my imaginary dragon on Pern.
8. I hardly ever read contemporary fiction. I prefer paranormal, fantasy, or science fiction. (And the occasional mystery.)
9. I thought I would never want a Nook or Kindle, but can't imagine not having it now.
10. I wanted to name my daughter Menolly (from the Dragonriders of Pern) and Clary (from the Mortal Instruments), but my husband vetoed both names.
Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule. For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.
Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic toddler, three dogs, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.
Nichole is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy. Mortal Obligation and Mortal Defiance are the first two installments and are currently available for purchase at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Smashwords. Immortal Grave, the third and final book will be available in April 2012.
You can learn more about Nichole's books on her website, blog, and Facebook page.

A big HUGE thank-you to Nichole for taking part. I love all your book confessions!!!!!