Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (66): Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

OK, so I have this one on my bookshelf.  I STILL can't wait until I get to read it!!
Dearly, DepartedDearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Publish Date: October 18, 2011
Publisher: Del Rey

Book Description
Love can never die. 
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?
The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune, and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.
But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.
In Dearly, Departed, steampunk meets romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Winner of The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen

The Fallen Star: Fallen Star Series (Volume 1)
The winner of
by Jessica Sorensen is
Merlino of We Fancy Books

In My Mailbox (46)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme run by The Story Siren which explores the books that have been delivered to our mailbox. Let us know what looks good to you and leave us a link so we can check out what you got over the week.

For Review
The Year We Left Home: A NovelThe Year We Left Home: A Novel by Jean Thompson

The Zombie MonologuesThe Zombie Monologues by Steven E Metze

Serenity Volume 2: Better Days and Other StoriesSerenity Volume 2: Better Days and Other Stories

True Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted LoveTrue Blood, Vol. 2: Tainted Love

The Lantern: A NovelThe Lantern: A Novel by Deborah Lawrenson

The Sixes: A NovelThe Sixes: A Novel by Kate White

The Woodcutter: A NovelThe Woodcutter: A Novel by Reginald Hill

Best Kept Secret: A NovelBest Kept Secret: A Novel by Amy Hatvany

Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11)Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11) by Charlaine Harris

She Loves You, She Loves You Not...She Loves You, She Loves You Not... by Julie Anne Peters (Thank you Paper Cut Reviews!)

Any of these on your TBR list?  Leave us a link to your IMM, we'd love to drool over your reads!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Winners of The Russian Affair by Michael Wallner

Wow...I REALLY slack at posting winners announcements.  I think I need to find another way to do this?  Suggestions?

So on with it....the winners have been contacted, responded, and their info given to the publisher....

The Winners of The Russian Affair by Michael Wallner:

The Russian Affair: A Novel

Laura M.  &  Tiffany D.

Congrats to you two and thanks to everyone else for entering!

Book Blogger Hop 6/24-6/27 and Feature & Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop
We are participating in the Book Blogger Hop this week! If you want to participate too head over to Crazy for Books and fill out the linky.

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
I've been a reader for a really long time, but I think I realized I couldn't get enough of the written word when I was a pre-teen. Back then I was reading a lot of Sweet Valley High books, Choose Your Own Adventures, and then I remember loving the movie and the book The Secret Garden. (Did all of that just date me? Eh, I'm ok with that!) - Jessica

Feature & Follow Friday
This weeks featured blogger at Parajunkee's View is Mickey @ I'm a Book Shark

Welcome to the world of Book Sharks!

Mickey is the blogger behind I'm A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she's a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind and a book shark was born.

Mickey has been reading for as long as she can remember. It's her favorite pastime, her go-to activity, her escape from any bad reality. Reading is so awesome that her last name is even Reed! (Spelled wrong for irony of course.) And her first name is actually Michelle, so her name is quite like Richelle Mead. It never gets old!

Her goal this year is 200 books, and she's already 59% there. That's mostly because she reads almost every genre in any age range. She enjoys a good romance, perhaps a comical mystery, or a YA novel with angels and vampires. And audio books are a staple in her life! Mickey has a job where she can listen to books at work, and that makes up a big amount of her reading.

Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed mid-twenties entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, girlfriend of boyfriend, mother of reptiles (and a cat), and addict of dessert. Anything chocolate is a welcomed gift in her life. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. :o)

And this week's question for Follow Friday is:
Q. In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer...let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

Hmmm...well this might be a stretch to some people, but as right now I am reading Dead Reckoning, I'm going with the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mystery Series.  Yeah, so it has vampires in it.  It also has were creatures in it and I'm going with it.  I love my Sookie!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giveaway: Tritcheon Hash by Sue Lange

Tritcheon Hash
We are giving away 1 copy of Tritcheon Hash by Sue Lange.  Brittany reviewed Lange's book We, Robots (Conversation Pieces, Volume 16) earlier and had great things to say about it.  You can check out the review here.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (65): Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Publish Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Amulet Books
Book Description
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.
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