Friday, April 29, 2011

Contest on our Facebook Page

Calling all Book Lovers,
  
We have a HUGE giveaway going on over at our facebook page "Sassy Book Lovers" We have so many awesome books up for grabs. Here's a list of donated books and swag from Authors...

We have 3 PDF copies of this amazing book Pieces of us by Hannah Downing.

We have a signed copy of Clarity by Jenna Kay

We have a PDF or ebook of Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand.

A PDF copy of Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy

2 Signed books and trading Cards from Author Eileen Dreyer

A PDF and 5 signed bookmarks of Spartan Heart P1 from Author Kristine Cheney

From Author Ednah Walters we have a Guardian Legacy notebook, 6 magnets, 6 signed bookmarks and a PDF of her 1st book in the Guardian Legacy series "Awakened."

Author Jennifer Laurens has donated a signed copy of her wonderful book "Overprotected"

Author Kerrelyn Sparks has kindly donated a signed copy of her new book "Vampire Mine"

Author Deena Remiel has donated 5 fan packs which include -  a signed cover flat, trading card of Michael and an angel wings tattoo.

And lastly we have a PDF copy of Guardian by Elita Daniels. You can check out an early post of my review on this book.

So has that peeked your interest? Then click the like to find out how to enter. Cause we have so many prizes up for grabs..."Yes, there is alot more!" we have decided to let the winners choose what they'd like, so the first winner to be chosen will get the first pick and so forth down the list till all the prizes are gone.


Contest closes 9th May

Hope to see you over there. :)

Books Stacey got this week.

 Can't believe they finally arrived. I won 2 different contests on facebook through pages - Beneath the cover and All things books.
  So excited to start reading them.

I couldn't help myself. I know what your thinking... "A bit late aren't you!" Well yes, but better late than never I say *winks* I also ordered book 2 Linger so i'll be hanging by my mailbox next week waiting for it's arrival.

If you'd like to share with us any books you recieved in the mail this week, just leave us a comment we'd love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stacey

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Book Review Guardian by Elita Daniels

Title: Guardian
Author: Elita Daniels
Release Date: 1st April 2011

Blurb: Beautiful vampire Anna, is entangled in a social conflict between human and vampire races. The Vampire Infection they'd thought could uncover medical miracles has spread out into the city.

Carrier Vampires who can infect people with the blood lust disease have been detained in an attempt to halt the spread. Non-carriers have been left to normal lives, treated with sedating medication. But there were still too many accidents, it's been decided by Alicorp to assign human protectors - mandated by law.

These protectors are known as....Guardians.

Anna falls in love with her guardian, a man who wants to find a cure, but the more she learns about him and his association with Alicorp the harder she finds it to trust him.

My Rating: An awesome read.

My Review: I was so excited when i was asked to review this book, gotta love the book covers! *winks*
    
I must say i really enjoyed reading this book, with all the vampire books out these days this one adds a new refreshing twist to life as a vampire. It gives us a view into what life would be like if Humans controlled the vampires.

Human's discovered this infection and once it became public each vampire was assigned a Guardian to watch over them by law. 
      
We have Anna she was 24yrs old when she was first infected. She's been infected for roughly 8 years and 2 of those years was in a testing clinic were they did horrible things to her. They are made to drink artificial blood and are tested often to check they stick to it. Anna's new Gaurdian Leon is a scientist he's interested in finding a cure to the infection.
    
Human's can be so cruel!! (but so can vampires!) lol

It's got me hanging for the next installment. It may be a short story to read but it's well written that it gives you so much more. I'd recommend this book to all the Paranormal readers, this gives you a nice taste of something different. *winks*

Go check out Elita Daniels Guardian Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Guardian/150748691628261


And you can find where to buy it through this link http://elitadaniels.com/guardian




Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quote of the day

"Read in order to live" ~ Henry Fielding

The Third of Many Contests-for-No-Reason! Given by Lisa Desrochers

 
Book Lovers here's another awesome contest your gonna wanna check out (there are just so many going on right now!) Here's what's up for grabs .. A signed ARC
of Original sin and a signed copy of COFA. sounds great ha? So click on the link and go enter ends 29th April so get in fast! http://lisadesrochers.blogspot.com/2011/04/third-of-many-contests-for-no-reason.html

An amazing giveaway to enter by Nocturn Reads

Wow i found this giveaway through a link on facebook and it's just amazing. I thought i'd share this with you all, it's international and it's winners choice of 3 amazing books that are up for grabs you don't wanna miss out! :)
http://www.nocturnereads.com/index.html#

WINNER OF THE EASTER BLOG HOP EGGSTRAVAGANZA

   WINNER OF OUR EASTER BLOG HOP EGGSTRAVAGANZA IS ...**Drum roll**

                                              
                       Ollie - DarkBloodyVamp






Winner has been notified by email and has 48 hours to claim their prize or we will draw another winner.

Thank you all so much for entering. We will have plenty more giveaways and blog hops to enter in the future.

Stacey & Renee

Winner has claimed their prize.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review Captivated an Affliction Novel by D. Apodaca

Title: Captivated
Author: D. Apodaca
Release Date: 10th June 2011

Blurb: Mindy Keenan couldn't shake the feeling that somehow...in a matter of moments...the boy she once knew was not the one standing before her.

After Mindy's childhood best friend, Dean Aiken, shuts her and everyone else out of his life, she learns to move on. Years pass and she gets used to the fact that he's no longer a part of her life, but things begin to change...

Mindy's new best friend, Markus Medina, witnesses Dean kill two people behind a club. Mindy has a hard time believing him, especially when he mentions that the bodies disappear. Poof! Into thin air. Markus decides he has to follow Dean around in order to get evidence that he's been killing people, so he doesn't sound like a nut to the police. Despite Marcus crazy theories about the possibility of Dean not being human. And not to mention the fact that he's dangerous. Mindy can't help that she may be falling in love with him.

Even after hiding their feelings for each other from the world. Dean and Mindy being together stirs up dangers that neither of them could ever imagine. When she finds out about what Dean really is and the world he tried to keep her away from...it's already too late.

My Rating:   A keeper

My Review: I stumbled across this book on facebook and just the cover drew me in. (I'm a sucker when it comes to gorgeous book covers.)
I was lucky enough to be given the chance to read this book and review it and boy i wasn't disappointed. Not only is the cover fantastic but what lays inside is too.

  I just couldn't put this book down it keeps you on your toes all the way through, your alway wondering whats going to happen next. So many twists and turns, not your average vampire story which is a great change.
The characters are just wonderfully written, and always making you smile and laugh.

Mindy she's just so amazing so easy to relate too, her best friend Markus now he's a hoot i truely loved him he reminded me of my bestie. Can't forget hunky Dean *whistles* he can come protect me anytime! *winks* Who could say no to a hottie in leather and who rides a motorcycle?! *giggles*

I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone... It would have to be one of the best books i've read this year so far and i can't wait to sink my teeth into the next one cause at the end your left wanting more! I must say I was truely *CAPTIVATED* ;)

I just have to include this little teaser oooo it give's me goosebumps -   

I let out a huff and forced a smile. “You’re a vampire.”
I stated.
   Dean tilted his chin up and smiled. “I have no fangs.”
He said through his teeth.
   I examined the glistening white canines. They were
normal, just like mine. “You retract them when you don’t
need them.” I said.
   Dean moved across the table and put his face up to
mine. His mouth was a torturous breath away from my
own. “Then why haven’t I sucked your blood Lina?” He
whispered right before pressing his soft lips against mine.
Then he inched towards my neck and lingered his lips on
my pulse. His soft breathing tickled my skin and triggered
a chill that shot up my spine. My blood jumped to a rush
and began to throb for him. If he were a vampire, I swear
I’d let him suck me. “Why aren’t I biting you right now?”
He whispered. It took everything I had in me not to melt
into the seat and land as a puddle on the ground.


Here's the link to read the first 6 chapters that are posted up on the page.. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Captivated-An-Affliction-Novel/169646519748914?sk=app_4949752878

You can pre order your copy from.. http://www.amazon.com/Captivated-D-Apodaca/dp/0983392927/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301339204&sr=1-2

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter From Sassy Book Lovers

Hey all,

     Renee and I would love to wish you all a happy and safe Easter.

We'd like to apologies for falling behind in our reviews. My computer was broken but is now all better..yay! I have 2 reviews on the way, i'll post after the easter weekend. 

Thanks so much!

Stacey

HAPPY EASTER!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop



Hey all,
   We are participating in this years Hoppy Easter Eggatravaganza Giveaway blog hop (it's our first blog hop) *SQUEEE*

We are number 161 on the list there are 264 blogs participating in this hop. Thanks to Kathy from http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com and Yara from http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/ For organising this blog Hop. :)

This Hop runs from the 20th - 25th April and the winner will be notified via email on April 26th and then announced on the blog.

Our giveaway is international, a book of your choice from the Book Depository of upto $20 So before you enter please check they deliver to your country  http://www.bookdepository.com/help/topic/HelpId/3/Which-countries-do-you-deliver-to#helpContent 

.The Book Depository

So to enter all you have to do is follow our blog (MUST BE FOLLOWING TO ENTER) and leave a comment with what book you'd like to win and your email addy, for extra entries you can spread the word on twitter, facebook or both and leave the links in your comment. Also please leave the total of your points.

Old follower +2
New follower +1
Posting on Facebook +1
Posting on Twitter + 1

Giveaway starts at midnight tonight my computer is not working right now so just putting it up a little early. :)

Good Luck to you all and we hope you all have a Wonderful Easter!

Why don't you hop on over to the other blogs, click the link and scroll down to find all the other wonderful blogs participating. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quote Of The Day

There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away.  No one has stepped twice into the same river.  But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?  ~Marina Tsvetaeva

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quote of the day

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” ~ P. J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quote of the day

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body" ~ Joseph Addison.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Betrayed By Ednah Walters Book Tour

This is a great opportunity for bloggers. A book tour to help promote the upcoming release of Betrayed by Ednah Walters the 2nd book in the Guardian Legacy out in August. If anyone is interested please email us at sassybooklovers@gmail.com
and we'll give you more info.

So don't miss out come join us :)

https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ednahwalters.com%2F&h=8b901


Blurb - Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends.

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.

Quote Of The Day

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.  It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.  ~Holbrook Jackson

Take Your Pick!

Jennifer Laurens is having another awesome giveaway! Take your pick

http://jenniferlaurens.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-3-april-giveaway-take-your-pick.html

So don't miss out come join in the fun, there will be 9 lucky winners!

I'm dying to read Overprotected...What about you?

Stacey

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bookmark Competition

Hi Everyone!
   Each winner will get to pick any 2 bookmarks from either album and they can be personalized with whatever name you'd like.
  Simply comment below with your choice of 2 bookmarks and you're in the running to win! Competition ends on the 14th of May at 4pm, Australian Eastern time. Goodluck and lets get those followers happening.
Remember the more followers on our blog, the more winners!
100= 1
125= 2
150= 3
175= 4
200= 5
Goodluck!

Please help by spreading the word!

Here's the 2 links to the photo's of the bookmarks - Album one http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=211879635495646&aid=66339

On the album it says contest closed that's just for the last comp we had, these bookmarks are in this comp too http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=211879635495646&aid=65553

Quote Of The Day

A blessed companion is a book, - a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend,... a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own. ~Douglas Jerrold

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Quote of the day

""Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.” ~ Francois Muriac

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Help Renee and Sarah win the Sunrise comp to meet Robert Pattinson

I know this has nothing to do with books.

My friends Renee and Sarah have a facebook page that they have put together for the sunrise comp. Please show your support, LIKE the page and please spread the word. The more voices we have out there the more chance they have of getting their dream. I'm a HUGE Rob fan too and it would be wonderful to see my friends meet Rob :) So please spread the word and don't forget to push that 'Like' button!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Renee-and-Sarah-win-the-Sunrise-competition-to-meet-Robert-Pattinson/114744628605652


Gotta love that sexy man! ;)

Thanks! :)

Stacey

Awesome Contest (International)

Go check out this awesome comp. It's International :) http://amaterasureads.blogspot.com/2011/04/spread-word-win-arc-of-forgotten-by-cat.html

So go enter now! And don't forget to spread the word!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quote Of The Day

"For books are more than books. They are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives." Amy Lowell

Book Review - Fervor by Chantel Boudreau

Title: Fervor
Author: Chantel Boudreau
Release Date: 12th March 2011

Blurb: Abandoned and scared, but less alone than he could have ever imagined, Sam awakens to the screams of the other children on the island of Fervor, and the absence of all adults.  To make matters worse, despite hearing this chaos in his head, he finds himself deaf to the normal sounds around him.  His only answers are now being provided by a strangely charismatic boy named Francis who is about to lead Sam to a gathering that will alter his life.  Why have things changed so drastically on the island, who is responsible for these changes, and what does this mean to the remaining inhabitants of Fervor?

Fervor, a dark dystopian science fantasy, looks at the complications involved in introducing a telepathic link within a population and the ethical issues surrounding human experimentation and genetic manipulation.

In the story, the main character, Sam, wakes up to discover that the 300 children on the island of Fervor have been abandoned by all of their adult minders and teachers, and that the majority of them are now connected by a telepathic link, known as the connection. To make matters worse, they are led by children who refer to themselves as Tellers to a huge gathering, where they are introduced to their “house-families,” a group of other children with varying talents.  They are made aware of how their new talents work, and receive instructions from the Tellers in the “Directives,” a set of rules that they will now be forced to follow. They also eventually realize that they have stopped aging.

Sam finds himself victim of bullying and mental domination within his house family, but settles into an uncomfortable routine, nevertheless.  All of this is thrown into turmoil when he and two house mates are contacted by a strange man, Elliot Masterson, who brings with him a magical device, the Languorite - a device that may prove to be their key to freedom as it influences their talents and causes them to age again. 


Rating:

Review: I was captured from the very start. Chantel has given us a completely different world to connect with, her characters are strong and easy to relate too. The book is like a cross from sci-fi and Fantasy, with a touch of magic. I'll be keeping my eye out for a second book, cause this is a captive story that you won't want to end.

Let's start with the characters.

First we have Sam he's a Finder, he has strong instincs to find anything that is of any importance. He's young and scared about the changes that are happening, yet he's very strong minded. I really enjoyed reading from his perspective.

Sarah is the Fixer she can heal almost anything, she's a courageous little thing and she has a heart of gold. She is strong spirited and will do anything she can to help her friends.

Fiona now she's got some attitude on her *winks* she's the Keeper, looks after the house and does most of the preparing. She's a little harder to get along with, but who doesn't love a woman with backbone!

Nathan he's the Watcher he protects them from any danger. He's such a nice guy, he'd come rushing from anywhere to save them.

Royce he's a Control and a nasty one at that. He takes a disliking to Sam from the get-go. I think he's just as scared as everyone else on Fervor.

Then we have Francis the Teller, he is the leader and head of the house. He can give orders that they have to obey even unwillingly. Poor Francis starts to get power hungry and abuses his position.

I really enjoyed reading this story, it'll blow your mind and i'd recommend it to anyone and everyone.

So go get your copy now http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46909 

http://www.amazon.com/Fervor-ebook/dp/B004RZ28FE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1302010407&sr=8-4
Also go visit Chantel on facebook http://www.facebook.com/people/Chantal-Boudreau/605255031

Monday, April 4, 2011

Quote Of The Day

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page." St. Augustine

Look What I Got Today!

Hey all, YAY today's the day that COFA was released in Australia. I rushed out in the pouring rain just to get my copy. So happy right now!
Keep an eye on this page i'll be putting my review of Fervor up soon. :) Happy Reading! ~ Stacey

READ FOR A CURE

Decadent Publishing, an ebook to print publisher, donates publisher profits from a different book each month, to Relay For Life. Relay For Life is the flagship fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and provides funding for cancer research and programs to assist cancer patients and their families. Through the month of April 2011, When A Mullo Loves A Woman, a paranormal romance by debut Charlotte author JoAnne Kenrick, joins their 'Read for a Cure' efforts.

When A Mullo Loves A Woman is available to buy from all major ebook retailers, the print edition is coming soon. Featuring soul sucking mullo (mullo: ancient gypsy legend of the undead), this book is dubbed unique with enough twists and turns to make your toes curl. Amazon.com


Blurb: Adam Flint's Gypsy visions always guide him to those who need his paranormal gifts. He gets more than he bargained for in Pearl Kizzy, a beautiful spitfire from Liverpool. Adam knows that to save Pearl, he must help her accept her own Gypsy heritage. Although Adam and Pearl fight their burning attraction for one another, a night of passion sparks memories of their treacherous former lives. Unable to face the loss of Pearl in this century, Adam scrambles for distance from the love of his life. A rejected Pearl falls into the arms of a Mullo -- a gypsy legend of the undead--who lays claim to her heart, and her life. To survive, Adam and Pearl must accept their tragic part, and find a way to kill the undead.





   Author Information:
JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a small sea-side town in North Wales. Having experienced life in several different countries, she now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children and a lazy cat. When they aren’t demanding her attention, she can most likely be found watching a vampire movie, reading, or baking up a British feast in her N.C. kitchen. And if she isn't in one of those spots, she is probably hiding in her writer's cave or recording her next vlog.


Excerpt:
“Pearl, come out of the rain. You’ll catch your death.”
A strike of lightening blazed up the sky, a brilliant yellow. Was Mother Nature expressing the fury I felt inside? Was I somehow connected to the storm? It felt that way, and I wanted the sounds of the storm to fill me to the brim, leaving no room for confusion. I looked up at the moon and held out my arms. Take me, storm, take me.
Adam grabbed my hand and dragged me under the deck’s roof.
I can’t let the ocean call you to its depths. I won’t let it happen.
I heard what was in Adam’s head. No, I felt it. A panic had taken hold of him. It was gut-wrenching; his heart pounded hard and fast as though he’d lost someone to the sea, a loved one.
“What the hell?” I maneuvered to face him—his arms were still wrapped tight around me. I wiped the sodden hair away from my face and stared up at him. The sense of familiarity flooded me again, and I yearned to bask in the comfort that comes with such closeness. A desire to place my head on his chest and to wrap my arms around him filled me, but I resisted for fear of being pushed away.
“Have you ever met someone for the first time, but in your heart you feel as if you’ve met them before?”
“Yes,” he said. Adam gazed into my eyes, his expression soft and concerning.
“What do you think it means?”
“Dunno.”
I loved the vibration of his thoughts. They traveled through me as though they belonged to me. It made me feel close to him. Being with him was like being with an old friend. Frosty-ass comments and all, I wanted to take comfort in him and could resist no more. I wrapped my arms around him and buried my head into his chest. It felt like home. He felt like home.
“Maybe we knew each other in a past life?” I asked, closing my eyes and leaning into the safety of him.og.

What people are saying about this unique paranormal romance:

"Take a chance on this new author and pick up this book. I was thoroughly entertained by this offering and am sure you will be too" -- BittenByBooks

"I got so caught up in it, there were a lot of fun quotes, too. 'I'm up the ghostie creek without an emf meter is my favorite." -- Demon Lover's Books And More

"A winning and surprising Paranormal Romance" -- The Romance Reviews  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quote Of The Day

"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." Stephan Mallarme 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Facebook Competition

If you haven't already entered our Facebook competition now is the time! It will be ending in just under 8 hours so get over there to check it out. The winner will recieve 2 bookmarks of their choice. Not to be missed. Especially if you love FREE stuff! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Reader-Addicts/111740428882269?sk=wall#!/pages/Sassy-Book-Lovers/211879635495646

Quote of the day

"No two persons ever read the same book" ~ Edmund Wilson

Friday, April 1, 2011