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Aug
6

August Book Giveaway

August Book Giveaway image from Clipart Of… Hello readers… Happy SUMMER! I am engrossed in the Summer Olympics – Women’s Gymnastics and Swimming are my favorite events. Also, as I type this I am packing my things to head to NEW ORLEANS on Tuesday for the 2012 Authors After Dark Con. I’ll be there from August 7-12, and I hope to bring back some goodies to share with all of you. In the mean time, I’ve got some books to giveaway this month…  How do these titles sound?  Set #1 A Hundred Words for Hate by Thomas E. Sniegoski Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine Darklands by Nancy Holzner Biting Cold by Chloe Neill Set #2 A Wolf at the Door by K.A. Stewart Precinct 13 by Tate Halloway Eternal Beast by Laura Wright Set #3 One Night Rodeo by Lorelei James Wedded in Sin by Jade Lee The Dark Earl by Virginia Henley White Hot by Nina Bruhns Three (3) lucky winners will win some great books.   The Rules: To be entered, please use the RAFFLECOPTER form below. As part of the entry, leave a comment telling me which Olympic Event is your favorite AND which book set (#1-3) you prefer if you win (I will do my best to accommodate the winners’ first choice; you may list more than one set). You do not need to be a google friends connect follower of my blog, but it is always appreciated. Contest is open from August 6, 2012 until Saturday August 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT. One entry per person. Contest is restricted to US and Canadian mailing addresses only. Three (3) winners will be selected from eligible entries. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.  If you have problems with the RAFFLECOPTER form, please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks and Happy Reading! a Rafflecopter...
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Jul
28

Contest Winner – Must Be Magic

Contest Winner – Must Be Magic I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the giveaway of Must Be Magic by Patricia Rice. I want to thank Sourcebooks Publishing for graciously donating two (2) copies of the book for the giveaway. I also want to thank each of you that tried out RAFFLECOPTER with me. What did you think? I’d love your feedback as I decide whether or not to continue to use this option for giveaways. I know that there were problems with FIREFOX users, and I’ve attempted to reach the company for help, but no one has replied. I’m on the fence right now, so I’d love feedback. The Winners (as selected by Rafflecopter): a Rafflecopter giveaway CONGRATULATIONS!! I am emailing the winners. Please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and mailing address so that the publisher can mail you the book directly. If I do not hear from the winners by Friday August 3, 2012 by the end of the day, I will select another winner. Thank you all so much for coming by and Happy...
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Jul
23

Must Be Magic Giveaway

Must Be Magic Giveaway Hello readers…  I know you’ve all seen it, but I’m finally going to try it – that’s right – RAFFLECOPTER! I’ve noticed more and more blogs, authors and publishers using Rafflecopter for their giveaways, and I thought I’d sign up and give it a go. So, in order to test out Rafflecopter, I’m having a GIVEAWAY! Thanks to Sourcebook Publishing, I have two (2) copies of Must Be Magic by Patricia Rice to giveaway to two (2) lucky winners. About the book: Lady Leila Staines is the dark-haired Malcolm, the one who has yet to discover her magical gift. But she’s convinced that Dunstan Ives, the brooding master cultivator, can arrange a flower garden that will help her distill fragrances. Ives, accused of killing his wife, shuns decadent society and has no use for another beautiful woman—except that Leila seems to have bewitched him. I loved this book, giving it 4 Stars, an A-. To read my full review, click HERE.  The Rules: To be entered, please use the Rafflecopter enter form, below. You do not need to be a google friends connect follower of my blog, but it is always appreciated. Contest is open from July 23, 2012 until Saturday June 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT. If your email is not part of your profile, please leave it so I may contact the winners. One entry per person. Contest is restricted to US and Canadian mailing addresses only. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.  Thanks and Happy Reading! a Rafflecopter...
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Jul
21

Contest Winner – Shadow of Night

Contest Winner – Shadow of Night I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the review of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I want to thank Viking/Penguin Publishing for graciously donating a copy of Shadow of Night and the other great prizes for the giveaway. Every person that commented on the review was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winner was selected using random.org. The Winner: JJackson CONGRATULATIONS!! I am emailing the winner. Please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and mailing address so that the publisher can mail you the prizes directly. If I do not hear from the winner by Friday July 27, 2012 by the end of the day, I will select another winner. Thank you all so much for coming by and Happy...
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Jul
20

Contest Winner – Tin Swift

Contest Winner – Tin Swift I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the awesome guest post by steampunk author Devon Monk, and our review of her current release,Tin Swift. I want to thank Devon for stopping by to share a chapter from her online-only novella, Hang Fire. I also want to thank both the author and Penguin Publishing for graciously donating a copy of Tin Swift and the other great prizes for the giveaway. Every person that commented on the review was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winner was selected using random.org. The Winner: Melissa (Books and Things) CONGRATULATIONS!! I am emailing the winner. Please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and mailing address so that the publisher can mail you the prizes directly. If I do not hear from the winner by Wednesday July 25, 2012 by the end of the day, I will select another winner. Thank you all so much for coming by and Happy...
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Jul
16

Review & Giveaway: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Review & Giveaway: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness Shadow of Night Author: Deborah Harkness   Release Date: July 10, 2012 Publisher: Viking All Souls Trilogy #2 ISBN: 978-0670023486 Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Format(s): Hardcover (592 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      Shadow of Night picks up right where A Discovery of Witches left off.  Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, a witch historian and vampire geneticist respectively, have timewalked to Elizabethan England on their hunt for a magical alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782—its sudden appearance and sudden disappearance have upended the delicately ordered world of magical creatures (witches, vampires, and daemons), threatening to unleash unprecedented metaphysical chaos.       Though Diana and Matthew have escaped the threats of the present, they soon find the past holds its own challenges—Diana must find a witch to continue her magical education, a task made difficult by a rash of witch hunts across the British Isles.  And Matthew finds himself back in a life he thought he left behind, reuniting with friends and family that had long been reduced to memory, opening wounds he thought had healed.  Some of those friends comprise the infamous School of Night, a coterie of visionaries that includes Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh.  Together, Matthew and Diana must navigate the new dangers of an old century—bringing them closer and closer to solving the mystery of Ashmole 782. What VampBard’s talking about:      NOTE: Shadow of Night picks up immediately after the first title, A Discovery of Witches, ends (seriously, it was a cliffhanger, and I was ecstatic that I had the second title at the ready).  So, yes.  Read the first book of the trilogy.  Have the second on stand-by so you can immediately pick it up and begin reading where the first book leaves off!  Consider yourself warned!      As A Discovery of Witches draws to a close, our hero, Matthew, and heroine, Diana, are preparing for a journey.  Shadow of Night begins upon arrival at their destination (See?  I’m even keeping the review spoiler-free for the first book!).  This is where I started to  **squee** like a fan-girl.  Excellent depictions of some major authors of the time as well as mathematicians and scientists.  Can I simply state that the first 20ish percent of this book had me riveted!  The interactions with Matthew and Diana and the School of Night members were fascinating for me! “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know” described this group perfectly.  We hadn’t joined a cozy reunion of...
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Jul
11

Devon Monk Tin Swift Blog Tour & Giveaway

Devon Monk Tin Swift Blog Tour & Giveaway Today I welcome author, Devon Monk. She is here to share a chapter from her online-only novella, Hang Fire. Devon writes the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series, the Age of Steam steampunk series, and the occasional short story. She has sold over fifty short stories to magazines and anthologies in five different countries, including a Year’s Best Fantasy collection.  When not writing, Devon is either knitting strange things, remodeling the house-that-was-once-a-barn, or hosting a family celebration. HANG FIRE is a steampunk short story set in late 1800’s America. It takes place between the Age of Steam book #1, DEAD IRON and book #2 TIN SWIFT. The story is broken into 20 “chapters” and posted, one chapter at a time, on 20 awesome blogs. To read the whole story, start at chapter 1 at www.candacesbookblog.com and follow the “read the next chapter” links at the end of the post. GIVEAWAY: One luck commenter will win a special prize put together by Devon and the folks at ROC/Penguin Publishing. Details are at the end of the post. …read chapter 17 at: Dark Faerie Tales   HANG FIRE – Chapter 18 The only problem Cedar had was his brother. Wil limped out and stood in front of him, telling him by the lowering of his ears and hunch of his shoulder that he was not going to let Cedar hunt the gunman. Cedar scanned the trees where the shooter should be. He didn’t see anything, but he heard a cracking of underbrush and the distant rhythm of horse hooves fading off. Was the shooter riding off? He supposed it was possible Rose had hit the gunman, though Cedar didn’t smell blood in the air. It was possible the man had tired of trying to shoot them. But not likely. “Hurry, Mr. Hunt,” Rose said. “And bring Wil.” The curse put Wil in wolf form for much longer stretches than Cedar. And while the curse carried a much quicker healing time, Rose was right. Wil would not be able to run out of this forest on his own.  Cedar slung his rifle on one shoulder then bent and picked up the wolf, muscling him across his shoulders. Wil whined, but didn’t struggle. They made their way quickly out of the trees, Mae and Rose in the lead, both with guns drawn.  “Hold up there,” a man’s voice called out.  Both women pivoted, guns aimed at the speaker.   Bryn Madder, one of their...
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Jul
11

Contest Winner – Shirley Wells

Contest Winner – Shirley Wells I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the guest post by author, Shirley Wells.  I also want to give a special thanks to Shirley for sponsoring the giveaway of Carina Press Presents Editor’s Choice Volume 2 and Dead Calm. Every person that commented was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winners were selected using random.org. The Winners are: for the Anthology: erin and for the novella, Dead Calm: Kretch1 CONGRATULATIONS!! If you left your email, I will contact you. However, if you did not leave your email for me, please contact me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com so that Shirley may send you the book. If I do not hear from the winners by Monday July 16, 2012 by the end of the day, I will select another winner. Thank you all so much for stopping by and Happy Reading!...
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Jul
6

Quickie Review: Dead Calm by Shirley Wells

Quickie Review: Dead Calm by Shirley Wells Dead Calm Author: Shirley Wells  Release Date: June 4, 2012 Publisher: Carina Press Dylan Scott Mystery #4 ISBN: #978-1426893889 Genre: Mystery, Novella Format(s): e-book Book Source: Author About the book:       Detective Dylan Scott thinks cruising well above the Arctic Circle in November is nothing short of madness. He has zero interest in seeing the elusive aurora borealis, but agrees to the Norwegian holiday to keep his wife and mother happy. At least the biggest problem he’ll have to deal with is boredom. But that boredom quickly dissipates when the unpleasant elderly woman in the neighboring cabin is found dead.       Everyone thinks Hanna Larsen had a heart attack. Everyone except Dylan. Dylan is convinced there’s a killer aboard the Midnight Sun—a killer who may strike again… What I’m talking about:       The story opens with our reluctant hero, Dylan Scott, having a late night run in with the irritable woman staying in the cabin next to his aboard the cruise ship, Midnight Sun. Much to his (and everyone else) surprise, the miserable old woman, Hanna Larsen, is found dead the next morning in her cabin. Everyone assumes it was her heart problems and the stress of traveling that caused her death, but Dylan’s inner private eye sees it differently, especially after he knows he heard someone leaving her cabin at 3:00 AM. Soon Dylan has a fairly long list of suspects and is determined to prove there is more going on than appears.       Once again, Ms. Wells offers a wonderful whodunit with the most lovable Dylan Scott. Dead Calm has all of the ingredients that make each of the full-length Dylan Scott Mysteries engrossing and exciting. Even in this shortened format, the mystery is packed with viable suspects, multiple points-of-view, and a few surprising twists.       I have really grown to love Dylan over the course of reading three (of four) of his stories. He is truly a likable guy – he’s an average “joe,” complete with his own flaws and bad habits. He is annoyed by his mother, doesn’t want to be on this trip, and is obsessed with a dead woman, yet we know he loves his family and does what he can to make them happy. I enjoy reading his point-of-view and seeing how he works out the mystery. I find that I am always trying to solve the case before he does. And...
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Jul
6

Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Shirley Wells

Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Shirley Wells Hello Readers! Today I bring you mystery author Shirley Wells. Shirley was born and raised in the Cotswolds (England) and after time spent living in Cyprus and on the idyllic island of Hoy in the Orkneys, she’s now lucky enough to live in the beautiful rolling hills of the east Lancashire Pennines. It’s no surprise then that her mystery novels are set in the area as it saves on research trips. She’s a dog person and her husband is a cat person. They have two of each which means chaos rules in their house. It also means Shirley has plenty of company during the day. She says that the cats’ computer lessons are coming on well. They now know all there is to know about the fun to be had with the delete key… Shirley is here today to talk about what types of books she does (and does not) like to read. In addition, Shirley is offering TWO prizes to some lucky commenters. There’s one digital copy of Carina Press Presents Editor’s Choice Volume 2 and one digital copy of her Dylan Scott mystery, Dead Calm, up for grabs. Details for GIVEAWAY are below. Please help me welcome Shirley to That’s What I’m Talking About. Take it away Shirley… A huge thank you to Jen for letting me take over the blog! I ‘met’ Jen through Twitter and she generously offered to review the first book in my Dylan Scott mystery series, Presumed Dead. Was I nervous? Hell, yes. You see, I knew she was a paranormal romance junkie. Not only did she love my book though, she asked (yes, asked!) to read more in the series.  Me? I read mysteries, mysteries and more mysteries. When I need a break from murder and mayhem, I read contemporary romance. But we readers are strange creatures. I’m often heard to say “Oh, I read anything. Well, except science fiction. I hate science fiction. And fantasy. I hate that too. Oh, and paranormal. Can’t bear that.” Then, when asked for a list of my all-time favourite books, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams is always in the Top 5. Yes, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is a fantasy detective novel featuring holistic detective Dirk Gently. I think it does us good to have a change of reading diet now and again but, more often than not, we have to be forced into taking a risk on...
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