Category: Giveaways (Ended)

Apr 18
The Boy Who Steals Houses by CG Drews: Review & Giveaway

The Boy Who Steals Houses by CG Drews: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★★

This book is pure perfection, crafted with Cait’s special brand of lyrical writing, witty banter and heartwrenching circumstances.  Sam’s reality is painful–he’s trying to care for an older brother since all of the adults in his life have failed him. All he wants in life is a home, a place to belong, but for him, that feels like a distant dream. Plus, he’s living with the repercussions of a cycle of abuse passed down from his father (not to mention the neglect and emotional abuse inflicted by his aunt), and he fears that he might not be able ever truly break that cycle. Sam is a kid who has to make very adult choices, and he often fails to hold the threads of his life together. I fell in love with the DeLaineys right along with Sam. They’re everything he yearns for: a strong, vibrant family, full of love and… Read more »


Apr 12
Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton: Review & Giveaway

Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★

One woman’s choices in life follow her into the afterlife … and she can’t escape the consequences without unraveling the truth of her past. What Fed My Addiction: Creepy and atmospheric. The book takes place Under, which is a creepy afterlife that’s literally under the graveyard. All of the characters show signs of their deaths–often quite gruesome–and the world is made of dirt and devoid of light (aside from light from torches). Sutton does a fantastic job of establishing a memorable setting. Lots of mysteries. Key wakes up in Under with no memory of her life or her death, but it soon becomes apparent that her life held numerous secrets and betrayals. When people in Under start dying (again), Key has reason to believe that it’s somehow because of her. Her memory starts to come back to her in pieces, and we discover the whole sordid history along with her… Read more »


Apr 01
April 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

April 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges, Giveaways (Ended) 5

Welcome to the April monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! This year is really getting going now. Hope all of you are having a great 2019! We’ve loved discussing books with you! The winner of our February discussion challenge giveaway was Jessica @ a GREAT read! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there are lots of great discussions going on! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our list of discussion post ideas. Looking for even more inspiration, or want to see some discussion posts… Read more »


Mar 30
March 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

March 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 7

It’s time for the March Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The February giveaway ends tomorrow, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our March wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly wrap-up and want some… Read more »


Mar 29
Samantha Spinner Series by Russell Ginns: Review & Giveaway

Samantha Spinner Series by Russell Ginns: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 6

This first book in the Samantha Spinner Series introduces us to Samantha and her wacky family. Her dad is a lightbulb expert, her mom is a lizard veterinarian, her older sister Buffy is a fashion-obsessed shopping machine, and her little brother Nipper is just an annoying little brother–who loses stuff a lot (and knows a lot of random facts). But strangest of all is Uncle Paul, who goes missing at the very beginning of the book. He leaves behind amazing presents for Buffy and Nipper–and a red umbrella for Samantha. As you can imagine, Samantha’s pretty sure she got a raw deal. Until she discovers that the umbrella is actually a map that leads to a super secret transportation system … and a whole lot of adventure. The book is zany in so many over-the-top ways. Sometimes it’s a bit nonsensical, but it’s always fun. Ginns’ creativity knows no bounds, and… Read more »


Mar 07
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton – Excerpt & Giveaway

The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton – Excerpt & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended) 6

Today I’m sharing an excerpt and giveaway for The Everlasting Rose, the highly-anticipated sequel to The Belles (you can see my review for the first book by clicking the link). I just received this book last night, and I can’t wait to jump into it! Watch for my review, coming soon. For now, I’m tiding you over with this little taste of what’s to come… EXCERPT ONE, p 4 – 5 “I have something more important to show you . . .something that will help us when we leave this place.” She’s shaky and casts nervous glances at the door. “I’ve been waiting until we were alone.” “What is it?” I turn away from the maps. “Watch.” Edel closes her eyes, concentrating so hard she looks minutes from laying a golden egg. Veins swell beneath her white skin and a red blush sets into her cheeks. The pale blond hair… Read more »


Mar 01
March 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

March 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Giveaways (Ended) 1

Welcome to the March monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! As usually happens at the start of a new year, we’ve been getting all sorts of fantastic bookish discussions rolling in. Don’t stop now! You’re doing great! (And if discussions fell off your radar in January and February, you can always get back into gear now.) The winner of our January discussion challenge giveaway was Jane @ Janepedia. She was supposed to choose a book with NEW in the title (to help celebrate the new year) and she chose Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent. Hope you love it, Jane! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not… Read more »


Feb 28
February 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

February 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Make Me Read It, Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 5

It’s time for the February Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The January giveaway ends tonight, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our February wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly wrap-up and want some… Read more »


Feb 13
Bookworm Confession: Swag Isn’t My Thing. Let’s Discuss. (Plus a Giveaway)

Bookworm Confession: Swag Isn’t My Thing. Let’s Discuss. (Plus a Giveaway)

Giveaways (Ended), Let's Discuss 99

You go to a conference or book event, and there’s swag all around you, as far as the eye can see … bookmarks, lip balm, buttons, magnets, tote bags, notebooks, posters, chapter samplers, and more. Sometimes you see something utterly creative that you never even imagined could be made into swag! This sounds fantastic, unless you’re like me and you really just don’t like swag all that much. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for a pretty bookmark just like the rest of you. But usually when I get home from an event or big conference, I end up thinking, What am I going to DO with all this stuff?  I’ve made a vow that I’m going to be better about turning things down. But a lot of times these things were shoved at me with exuberance and I felt guilty when I said no thank you. The look on… Read more »


Feb 09
Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry: Review, Giveaway & McQuerry’s Top Ten Addictions

Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry: Review, Giveaway & McQuerry’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 23 ★★★½

Between Before and After is a touching story of believing in the miracles of everyday life and forgiving yourself for the mistakes of your past. The story alternates between 1955 and 1918 to the early 20’s. When Molly discovers that her mother has a secret in her past that might ruin their family’s happiness, she’s determined to find out what it is. In the meantime, her uncle is being investigated by the church because he performed a miracle, and the turmoil and disbelief that this sparks turns their life even more upside down. The book follows Molly in her quest to learn the truth and flashes back to Molly’s mother’s life as a struggling orphan after the Spanish flu of 1918. I’ll confess that I’d unraveled the mystery of her mother’s past pretty much right from the start, but I still enjoyed reading Molly’s discoveries and finding out how it… Read more »