Category: Giveaways (Ended)

Feb 13
#famous by Jilly Gagnon: Spotlight & Giveaway

#famous by Jilly Gagnon: Spotlight & Giveaway

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Jilly Gagnon is currently based in Chicago, but is originally from Minnesota, a fact she’ll likely inform you of within minutes of meeting you. Her humor writing, personal essays, and op-eds have appeared in Newsweek, Elle, Vanity Fair, Boston Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Toast, and The Hairpin, among others. She writes both humor and young adult fiction. She’s represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary (for humor) and Taylor Haggerty of Waxman Leavell (for young adult writing). Find her on twitter, facebook, or instagram. She’s an especially good conversation partner if you love amazing cocktails, terrible television, or talking to your cats. A Reading Nurse and The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome post Reader Rising – Review  YA Obsessed – Review      Brittany’s Book Rambles – Guest Post  Never Too Many Books to Read – Review A Thousand Words A Million Books – Review    Wishful Endings – Interview GenieReads – Review  Reading to Unwind –… Read more »


Feb 11
So You Say It’s Your Birthday? It’s My Birthday (and Blogoversary) Too!

So You Say It’s Your Birthday? It’s My Birthday (and Blogoversary) Too!

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That’s right, I’m a year older and my blog is too! This makes four years for the blog. More than that for the rest of me. 🙂 In the past four years, I’ve posted: 1205 total posts 120 discussions 549 reviews (that’s the number of posts, not actually the number of books reviewed) 237 giveaways 19 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions—and you can see my top ten addictions HERE) 186 Sunday Posts (& Giveaways Galore!) 53 Top Ten Tuesdays A few other accomplishments: I’ve redesigned my blog. (If you want to see the old design, check out my blogoversary post from last year.) I started celebrating blogger birthdays and blogoversaries! I’ve co-hosted the Book Blog Discussion Challenge for the past two years with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. (This is probably my favorite part of blogging!!) And the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up for just over a… Read more »


Feb 07
January Wrap-Up Giveaway

January Wrap-Up Giveaway

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I created this giveaway as a scavenger hunt to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. The Link-Up Check out the January wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway (Random.org chose ten of them for the commenting portion of the giveaway). Didn’t have a chance to link up your January wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. My giveaway/trade list has shrunk a bit since I donated quite a few books to a shelter recently, BUT I still have lots of great choices here—mostly BEA books I’ve finished relatively recently—so I’m once again offering books off that list. But I don’t want to leave my INT readers out, so if… Read more »


Feb 01
February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the February monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Hope you’re all doing well and taking care of yourselves. Sometimes, I think bookish stuff is a good form of self-care, which we still need to remember. Hopefully this challenge will give you a fun outlet to do so. ♥♥ The winner of our December discussion challenge link-up was Wendy @ The Falconer’s Library. She chose Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, which looks super cute! 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’s… Read more »


Jan 25
Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis – Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis – Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 14 ★★★★

Once again, Jill Shalvis gives us memorable friendships, a steamy romance, witty banter and slightly broken protagonists who are just doing their best to keep it all together—sometimes successfully. The result is a romance that’s easy to connect to and a lot of fun.  What Fed My Addiction: A past connection. Just like in the last two books in the series (or, at least, the book and novella—I still need to get my hands on the first book and read it), the two main characters have a connection that stems from the distant past. In this case, we learn right away that Archer saved Elle in some way when she was sixteen, but the details of what happened unfold throughout the book (so I won’t spoil them!)—all we know for sure is that Elle and Archer have a complicated past and their feelings about that past hold them back from jumping into… Read more »


Jan 23
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★★

I’m telling you right now, Katie McGarry’s writing is downright addictive. This third book in the Thunder Road Series had me completely captivated from start to finish and there was no way I could put it down. Seriously, this is the type of book that gives my blog its name because I found myself falling deeper and deeper into the story and completely ignoring all those real world things that were calling for my attention. They just had to wait.  What Fed My Addiction: Violet and Chevy. It helped a lot that I was invested in the romance between Violet and Chevy from page one—they were featured heavily enough in the first two books in the series that I was already rooting for them before I even picked up the book. And I wasn’t let down. The strong bond between these two characters is palpable, and their love and desire for each… Read more »


Jan 19
Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley – Review, Giveaway & Trombley’s Top Ten Addictions

Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley – Review, Giveaway & Trombley’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 8 ★★★½

This unique contemporary romance shines the spotlight on cultural differences and the ways that we sometimes judge based on expectation rather than reality. Set in Haiti, the book focuses on the country’s beauty rather than its drawbacks.  What Fed My Addiction: Haiti! I’ve been to Haiti three times—twice in the process of adopting my son and once when I escorted a baby girl with spina bifida who we had hosted back home to her momma. So, I have a special connection with the country and I could truly relate to Myra’s thoughts and feelings when she arrives in Port au Prince. It can be disconcerting to arrive in a place that’s so different—so bustling and active and a little overwhelming when you first step off the plane (heck, the plane ride itself was a little strange when I flew into Cap Haitien). Myra wants to see the “real” Haiti, not just… Read more »


Jan 15
Wrap-Up Giveaway!!

Wrap-Up Giveaway!!

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I created this giveaway as a scavenger hunt to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. The Link-Up Check out the December and year-end wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway (Random.org chose ten of them for the commenting portion of the giveaway). Didn’t have a chance to link up your December and/or year-end wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. My giveaway/trade list has shrunk a bit since I donated quite a few books to a shelter recently, BUT I still have lots of great choices here—mostly BEA books I’ve finished relatively recently—so I’m once again offering books off that list. But I don’t want to leave my INT readers… Read more »


Jan 01
January Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

January Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the January monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It’s a new year!!! Welcome to all of you new challenge participants! We hope you’ll find lots of new topics to discuss and make new friends here. You’ll find that the Discussion Challenge participants are a friendly bunch! The winner of our November discussion challenge link-up was Alice from Arctic Books. She chose a pre-order of A Court of Wings and Ruin. I’m one of the few people on the planet who hasn’t read this series yet, but I plan to at some point. I hope you love it, Alice! 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… Read more »


Dec 01
December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It is almost the end of the year, guys! We’ll soon be setting up sign ups for next year already, can you even believe it? Time flies, my friends. The winner of our October discussion challenge link-up was Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books. She chose The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival, which neither Shannon nor I have never heard of, but we hope she loves it! 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… Read more »