Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Winner Announcement for Foresight: The Gods of Fate by Sherry D. Ficklin

Thanks to all who entered to win an autographed copy of Foresight: The Gods of Fate - Book Iby Sherry D. Ficklin.

Foresight: The Gods of Fate - Book I

Using random.org the winner has been picked and notified!

And the winner is... 


Unraveled by Gena Showalter - Contest Information

Intertwined (Harlequin Teen)Gena Showalter’s YA series, Intertwined, about sixteen-year-old Aden Stone, a paranormal magnet who has, well had, four souls trapped in his head, continues this fall with the release of UNRAVELED (Harlequin, September 2010). Now, Aden is down to three souls bossing him around, but along the way he’s picked up the title of Vampire King to add to his ever-growing list of worries (which includes a prophecy that says he’ll bite the dust after a knife through the heart). To celebrate UNRAVELED’s release, Gena and her YA buds are hosting a scavenger hunt on their blogs.

UnraveledThe all-star lineup of hunt participants includes authors Rachel Caine, PC Cast, Marley Gibson, Rosemary Clement-Moore and Tina Ferraro, as well as Gena, natch, and The Knight Agency blog. Three grand prize winners will each win a $100 Visa gift card, plus Gena's giving away signed copies of UNRAVELED to five lucky runner-ups. All you have to do is find all eight letters, unscramble them and email the word to Contests(AT)KnightAgency.net. To find out where the letters are hiding in the great internet universe, click here for a contest road map and rules.
This contest runs from Monday, August 30th to Thursday, September 2nd. All entries must be received by Monday, September 6th at midnight ET.

Teaser Tuesdays (22): Delcroix Academy, Book One: The Candidates

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by MizB from Should Be Reading.

If you would like to participate in Teaser Tuesday, all you have to do is take the book that you are currently reading and open it to any page. Then you choose any two (2) sentences from that page to share with the rest of us!

Delcroix Academy, Book One:: The CandidatesThis weeks teaser comes from page of Delcroix Academy, Book One:: The Candidatesby Inara Scott.  It's more than 2 sentences (how unusual?!?!?), but didn't make much sense otherwise.

I spun aroun, not recognizing the coice behind me. Then my mouth dropped open.  It was the dark-haired kid I had crashed a car to protect.  Except now he looked anything but scared.

Leave us a link to your teaser, we'd love to see it!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blogmania Sponsor: Storyteller Jewelry

Storyteller Jewelry is our newest sponsor for the Enchanted Eyes Blogmania giveaway event! I love the piece that they are offering for the giveaway, check it out!

Here's what Storyteller Jewelry says about the piece: "JEWELRY YOU CAN READ: This tiny, wearable book is pure magic from cover to cover. The front is decorated with a golden pegasus flying past a new moon. The pegasus is set with a 5mm frosted glass cabachon that seems to glow from within. The moon is set with a simulated fire opal that is as luminous as the real thing.

But there's more. Open the book and there's a story Inside for you to read. The story is called Dream Wings. I wrote it as a childrens's story, but it has become one of my more popular adult tales. Dream Wings is about a girl who has wings in her dreams, and how she learns the difference between hiding in her dreams and sharing them.

TECHNICAL STUFF: The book is made of steel with a gold/ox finish. The other metal elements are brass with a gold/ox finish. The frame is lined with hand-painted paper. The story inside is printed on linen paper. All metal parts are drilled through and riveted together."

Once there was a girl who had a beautiful pair of wings. But only when she was dreaming. This girl lived with her Great Tribe Family in a beautiful forest filled with trees and animals and sunlight. But she did not care because she was awake.
Every day the girl could not wait for night to come so she could crawl into bed and close her eyes. The moment she was asleep the girl would open her dream eyes and and look around. She would find herself standing in a dream forest. It looked so real that the girl would sometimes wonder if she was still awake. But then she would feel a tingling in her shoulder blades. And she would look over her shoulder and there they would be. Her wings.
They were beautiful. You could see them and you could see through them, they were that fine. They were made out of light but they moved like water, like they had been poured into the air from a bowl of moonlight.
And just the way your feet will sometimes say to you, “Dance! Dance!” her wings would say to her, “Fly! Fly!”
The girl would leap into the air and she would fly all night long, high above the dream trees, even the oldest, tallest dream trees. She would fly so high that her beautiful wings would brush against the clouds.
“I am never going to wake up,” the girl would think. “I am never going to stop flying.”
Take a look through all the wonderful items Storyteller Jewelry offers including different Miniature book jewelry and Envelopes of Light.

Come back Sept 15 12:01am - 11:59pm Sept 16 EST to enter the giveaway!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blogmania Sponsor: Magic Lantern by Eluneth

Magic Lantern by Eluneth is our newest Blogmania sponsor for the Enchanted Eyes themed giveaway!

Magic Lantern offers hand-knit accessories, original fantasy art and pendants, origami star ornaments, and more.

For our wonderful readers Magic Lantern is offering up a set of 5 gorgeous City & Crow - Ex Libris Bookplate Stickers!

Personalize a gift for a bibliophilic friend, or mark your own collection - especially helpful if you're in the habit of swapping books with friends! This bookplate design features Eluneth's original illustration of a crow-like figure perched at the edge of a building, with "ex libris" inscribed in glyphlike text.

Each bookplate sticker measures 1.6" x 2.25" and has rounded edges. The texture is lovely and smooth, and easily written on with ballpoint or felt-tip pen. You will receive 5 bookplates with this order. The actual bookplates do not have the watermarks seen in the preview image.

If you'd like more of a peek into her life and work, check out her Flickr account and blog.

Come back Sept 15 12:01am - 11:59pm Sept 16 EST to enter the giveaway!

In My Mailbox (17)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme run by The Story Siren which explores the books that have been delivered to our mailbox.

For Review:
Delcroix Academy, Book One:: The CandidatesDelcroix Academy, Book One:: The Candidates by Inara Scott


I won a $250 Amex Gift Card and a call from Sarah Mlynowski, author of Gimme a Call, from Random House.  My conversation with Sarah will be posted up soon!!

Gimme a Call

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blogmania Sponsor: Etta Diem

Etta Diem's Attic Shop is our newest sponsor of the Enchanted Eyes Blogmania Giveaway.

They are proud members of the Etsy Steam Team and are dark and spooky members of the Etsy Dark Side Street Team (etsydarkteam.webs.com)! Offered for the giveaway is this gorgeous print!

The Nebula Dancer is a character from her illustrated story "The Black Ibis". This is an 8x10 metallic print.

Check out all the other art prints offered and you will be in steampunk heaven!

Come back Sept 15 12:01am - 11:59pm Sept 16 EST to enter the giveaway!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Blogmania Sponsor: Happy Creations by Phoebe

We are ecstatic that Happy Creations by Phoebe is our newest sponsor of the Enchanted Eyes Blogmania event!

Phoebe is a member of of the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy and a member of the Maine Etsy team as well.  She has two necklace designs being shown in the fall issue of Crafts 'n Things and will have Polymer clay bird ornaments coming up in the December issue.

Happy Creations by Phoebe is offering this wonderful Graphite Dragon to one of our lucky winners!

This friendly dragon has been hand sculpted out of polymer clay. He is a sparkly, shiny graphite gray color. His wings are marbled in black, graphite, silver and red. This dragon is
guarding a hoard of assorted swarovski crystals, pearls, silver, and a glass bead. He measures approx. 4 1/2" long and 2 1/2" tall. This dragon is happy to know that you might take him home!

Check out Happy Creations for more great creatures like mermaids and fairies!

Come back Sept 15 12:01am - 11:59pm Sept 16 EST to enter the giveaway!

Book Blogger Hop: August 27-30, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly party hosted by Crazy For Books. It is a great way to discover blogs that are new to you and to show off your own blog! I really appreciate Crazy For Books for hosting this event.

Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.

This week's question comes from: Books Are A Girl's Best Friend

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
Yes, we do.  It's on the side of every page of our blog and it's based on how much we would want others to read this book as well.  It ranges from reading it to you so you will read it to ripping it out of your hands if we see you with it.  Why do we used a rating system?  So those that don't have time to read our whole review can get a general idea just from reading the rating on it.  It's tough not to use 3.5, 4.5 sometimes, but we stick to it.

Now that you've visted us, check out the other blogs on this weeks Book Blogger Hop!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blogmania Sponsor: Shadow of the Wood

Shadow of the Wood is our newest sponsor of our Enchanted Eyes Blogmania giveaway event.

Rachel is the artist behind these amazing pieces and she has graciously offered an 8x10 print to one of our winners! And the winner gets to pick which print they want. So now, the fun part for me...I get to pretend I'm the winner and show you what I would pick! There are so many great pieces to choose from....black & white...color....guys...gals....guys & gals...

Check out all of the options on her website and on Etsy as well.

Come back Sept 15 12:01am - 11:59pm Sept 16 EST to enter the giveaway!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (22): Reckless

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is Reckless by Cornelia Funke due out on September 14, 2010 from Little, Brown Books.

RecklessBook Description: Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . . .

For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld's secrets and treasures.
Not anymore.
His younger brother has followed him.
Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear. . . .
Unless he can find a way to stop it.
If you're looking for happily ever after, you've come to the wrong place.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!