Archives for May 2011

Tour & Giveaway: Crystal Tomb by Melanie Nilles with Excerpt!

Writing Crystal Tomb The third book in a series. Yikes! That’s a tough one. I started Broken Wings three or four times before the right idea hit, but I think I started Crystal Tomb eight times. I’ve lost track now. I hope the fourth book doesn’t require as much work. It’s tough writing a series […]

Giveaway: Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi!

I am excited to announce that I have been given FIVE copies of Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi to give away to five different lucky winners!! Giveaway runs from May 29th – June 5th (12:00PM EST) This is an AMAZINGTASTIC book and you can read my 5 Star review of it HERE. […]

Book Review: Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi

Book Review: Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi

  My rating: 5 of 5 stars AMAZINGTASTIC! Putting Makeup on Dead People is Donna Parisi’s personal account of her life. We enter Donna’s world as she’s finishing the last few weeks of high school, graduates and figures out life after school. We learn her dad died about five years ago, and she lives with […]

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop!

Hosted by I Am a Reader and Page Turners Blog  Runs from May 25  – May 31st (12:00PM EST) I’m giving away an ebook copy of The Kindness of Strangers by J.A. Titus. The winner will receive a Smashwords free coupon code in order to download the format they prefer. The Midnight Palace by Carlos […]

Teaser Tuesday (4) The Girl in the Steel Corset

Teaser Tuesday (4) The Girl in the Steel Corset

  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to […]

Armchair BEA: Best of 2011!

I have several favorite books I’ve read so far this year, not all of them were actually published this year, so I will separate them in two lists for convenience. 🙂 Best of 2011 Favs Published in 2011 Bite Me – Parker Blue The Restorer – Amanda Stevens The Midnight Palace – Carlos Ruiz Zafon […]

Armchair BEA: Welcome to My Shelf Confessions!

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for dropping by today, I know most of us are bummed that we can’t attend BEA in person, but at least we have Armchair BEA to meetup and have some fun! My name is April and I’m a fairly new blogger – February 2011! I have fallen in love with […]

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by  The Story Siren  This week is also not a very big week for In My Mailbox but it’s a book I’m currently reading – very good! I can hardly put it down, so I’m excited to share it and review it when I’m finished! I can’t […]

Book Review: The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Book Review: The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafón My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Midnight Palace begins on a stormy night in Calcutta on May 1916; Lieutenant Peake is being chased by assassins as he carries two babies. The lieutenant is able to get them safely into the arms of a woman who he knows […]

In My Mailbox (8)

In My Mailbox (8)

  In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by  The Story Siren   The past few weeks my IMM has been quite large, not this week though. Which I am kind of relieved about LOL I have a  lot to catch up on! So this week we have: 44 by Jools Sinclair – I’m excited […]

Teaser Tuesday (3) Putting Makeup on Dead People

Teaser Tuesday (3) Putting Makeup on Dead People

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. My Teaser: His parents are hippies,” Jim says, which sounds a bit like, Oh well, Charlie was raised by wolves, so you know, he poops in the forest and stuff.    -pg 17, Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi I […]

Book Review: These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss

Book Review: These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss

These Dark Things: The Captain Natalia Monte Series by Jan Weiss My rating: 3 of 5 stars – I liked it, but won’t remember it a year from now. These Dark Things is a story that transports us to Naples, Italy where the Camorra (a crime syndicate older than the mafia) rules with an iron […]

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox (7)

  In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by  The Story Siren   This week I didn’t get a ton of books – I mean seriously, the past few weeks my IMM has been quite crazy so it had to slow down at some point! It’s going to take me forever to get through all […]

Guest Post &Interview: Cameo the Assassin, Black Opal & Dawn McCullough-White

Please welcome Dawn McCullough-White, as she interviews her 2 characters from Cameo the Assassin and Cameo and the Highwaymen, Cameo and Black Opal! Interviewer~ Dawn McCullough-White Interviewees~ Cameo the Assassin & Black Opal Meeting taking place somewhere close to the center of  Yetta Cemetery.  A necropolis, that goes on for miles and miles just outside […]

Teaser Tuesday (2)

Teaser Tuesday (2)

  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. My Teaser: Gina Falcone surveyed the newest additions beneath the burlap on her cart. Besides the midsized tibia, a rib cage, and a large femur, there was a child’s skull. Male or female, the bone cleaner didn’t know. Nor did […]