Sunday Recap December 8, 2013

Books read:

 the lion unleashed

 The Lion Unleashed by J.M. Barlog (BAK Books) – released July 12, 2013

 

This week’s published posts:

Book Tour: Interview for A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings: Here

Book Promotion: The Anger Within by Tom Ericson: Here

Review for Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove: Here

Book Promotion: Affairs of Another American Revolution by William Clark Gayton: Here

Flashback Friday: Stitches by Courtney Pierce: Here

Book Blitz: Hattie: A Novel by Anna Bozena Bowen: Here

Next week’s postings:

Book Promotion: The Dark Madonna by Nicholas Bazan

Book Blitz: The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care by Martine Ehrenclou

Book Promotion: Fight Princess by M. S. Kaye

Flashback Friday: Doublesight by Terry Persun

Book Blitz: Untangle Me by Chelle Bliss

 

Other Interesting News:

Good news! This should be the last week for over time!!!! *Happy Dance*

There are more Book Blitzes and Promotions going on this month, so please be sure to stop back and check things out.

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Sunday Recap December 1, 2013

Books read:

 the heart of the lion

 The Heart of the Lion by J.M. Barlog (BAK Books) – released October 5, 2012

 

This week’s published posts:

Book Blitz: Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh: here

Book Promotion: Live Once Very Equally (LOVE) by Anthony Heetland: here

Review for Twin Soul by K. A. Poe: here

Book Promotion: All Shook Up by Jacy Oliver: here

Book Blitz: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard: here

Review for Hybrid by K.A. Poe: here

Next week’s postings:

Book Tour: Interview for A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

Book Promotion: The Anger Within by Tom Ericson

Review for Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove

Book Promotion: Affairs of Another American Revolution by William Clark Gayton

Flashback Friday: Stitches by Courtney Pierce

Book Blitz: Hattie: A Novel by Anna Bozena Bowen

Other Interesting News:

I hope all Americans had a nice Thanksgiving this week. It’s been busy. At least over time is coming closer to an end now. I am now up to 102 books read for the year!  Nothing much else to report this week…

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Sunday Recap: November 24, 2013

Books read:

charmed

Charmed by Erica Ridley (Intrepid Reads) – released December 14, 2012

 

This week’s published posts:

 

Flashback Monday! Review for Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: Here

Book Promotion: Martin Swans Diary by Kyle Keyes: Here

Review for Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton: Here

Book Promotion: The Candle Seller by Milton E Lyles: Here

Book Blitz: Star of Bethlehem by Sarah Daltry: Here

Review for Magical Misfire by Carol R Ward: Here

 

Next week’s postings:

Book Blitz: Season of Second Chances by Brighton Walsh

Book Promotion: Live Once Very Equally (LOVE) by Anthony Heetland

Review for Twin Soul by K. A. Poe

Book Promotion: All Shook Up by Jacy Oliver

Book Blitz: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

Review for Hybrid by K.A. Poe

 

Other Interesting News:

 

1. I’m still doing overtime at work 😦 It’s slowly come to an end though. Plus, I’ll have the holidays coming up to catch up on some of my readings! Yay!

 

2. This week I started to use a form for book promotions (located here.) I’m scheduling for March now, so anyone interested should check it out!

 

3. Don’t forget this week is the last week to win a Kindle Fire HD with 50 preloaded books! Don’t miss out!

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Sunday Recap November 17, 2013

Books read:

daughter cell

Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove (Damnation Books LL) – released September 1, 2013

This week’s published posts:

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Descendant by Nichole Giles: Here

Book Promotion: Fossil River by Jock Miller: Here

Review for Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith: Here

Book Promotion: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton: Here

Review for The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen: Here

Next week’s postings:

Flashback Monday! Review for Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Book Promotion: Martin Swans Diary by Kyle Keyes

Review for Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton

Book Promotion: The Candle Seller by Milton E Lyles

Book Blitz: Star of Bethlehem by Sarah Daltry

Review for Magical Misfire by Carol R Ward

Other Interesting News:

1. I read 100 books so far this year!!!! Phew! That’s a lot, and I still have over a month to keep reading. What are your goals for the year? How many book have you read?

2. Work has been really busy. It’s over time season 🙂 Gotta love it – and, yes, that’s sarcasm. Anyway, I was only able to read one book this week. Maybe I can squeeze in two this upcoming week!

3. Book promotion request have skyrocketed recently – which is a good thing. I am still taking them. I do want to give fair warning that I am currently in February for scheduling them. If this is not a problem for you, please keep submitting them. I accommodate on a first come first serve basis. On a better note, I am increasing book promotions to three times per week starting in January 2014.

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Sunday Recap November 10, 2013

Books read:

 

twin sould

Twin Souls by K.A. Poe – released March 30, 2012

hybrid

Hybrid by K.A. Poe – released July 4, 2012

 

This week’s published posts:

 

Book Promotion: Attrition: the First Act of Penance by SG Night: Here

Review for Hidden: A Novel of Suspense by Thomas Hall: Here

Winner for the Changling GIveaway Announced: Here

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Barely Surviving by Courtney Cross: Here

THANKSGIVAWAY all month! Win a preloaded Kindle Fire HD!: Here

Review for Lovers and Liars by Sally Beauman: Here

 

 

Next week’s postings:

 

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Descendant by Nichole Giles

Book Promotion: Fossil River by Jock Miller

Review for Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith

Book Promotion: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

Review for The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen

 

 

 

Other Interesting News:

 

1. I want to thank everyone who participated in the giveaways so far. If you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time! There is also a new one starting this week.

 

2. I just finished my 99th book for the year! Yes! You read right – 99! I had originally anticipated a goal of around 52. I mean, one book per week sounded doable, right? Well, I guess I underestimated myself. Therefore, this year I want to see how many books I can read. I actually plan on cutting back with my reading goals for 2014. There are some other things that I want to spend time doing/trying out. Do not fear! I shall be reading and carrying out this blog. There is no way I can completely stop reading!!! 🙂

 

3. Book promotion request have skyrocketed recently – which is a good thing. I am still taking them. I do want to give fair warning that I am currently in February for scheduling them. If this is not a problem for you, please keep submitting them. I accommodate on a first come first serve basis. On a better note, I am increasing book promotions to three times per week starting in January 2014.

 

4. The battle between Facebook and Twitter followers/likers continues. Twitter now has over 1200, and Facebook made a huge jump to over 400 this week.

5. If you have requested me to read your book (while I was still accepting requests), I am getting to them. I promise! If you are wondering where you are in the line up, just drop my an email or comment and I can let you know. Upcoming three reads include: Daughter Cell, Charmed, and The Pull.

 

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Sunday Recap November 3, 2013

Books read:

magical misfire 

Magical Misfire (The Moonstone Chronicles, #1) by Carol R Ward (Brazen Snake Books) – released September 13, 2013

 angel diaries

Angel Diaries: Volume One by Larissa Hinton – released August 15, 2012

This week’s published posts:

Book Promotion: Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton by Warren Woodruff: Here

Review for Cloud Nine by Melissa A. Smith: Here

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Changling by Ari Harper: Here

Cover Reveal Sweet Forty-Two by Andrea Randall: Here

Review and Giveaway for Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood: Here

Next week’s postings:

Book Promotion: Attrition: the First Act of Penance by SG Night

Review for Hidden: A Novel of Suspense by Thomas Hall

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Barely Surviving by Courtney Cross

THANKSGIVAWAY all month! Win a preloaded Kindle Fire HD!

Review for Lovers and Liars by Sally Beauman

 

Other Interesting News:

1. First off, there are a ton of Giveaways going on this month. Make sure you keep stopping back to find out more about each book. There is also a major giveaway lasting all month – a Thanksgivaway for a free preloaded Kindle Fire HD. Unfortunately it is for the US only due to shipping reasons, but I encourage everyone who can to try for it. Lots of work have been put into the giveaway by authors and blogs.

2. November is usually a very busy month for me (work-wise.) I’ll have to see how much reading I can get done. I am almost up to 100 books read for the year! This is almost double what I expected to read. Even though I have read a lot, book review requests are still closed. I’m working out a new system for the new year, so I don’t get so far behind in reading. I am down to about 35-ish (rather than 40-ish) books that still need to be reviewed.

3. Book promotion request have skyrocketed recently – which is a good thing. I am still taking them. I do want to give fair warning that I am currently in January for scheduling them. If this is not a problem for you, please keep submitting them. I accommodate on a first come first serve basis. On a better note, I am increasing book promotions to three times per week starting in January.

4. Good news! I now have over 1000 followers on Twitter! Facebook needs to catch. ‘Tis Twitter vs Facebook *inserts battle music*

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Sunday Recap October 27, 2013

Books read:

the boleyn deceit

The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen (Ballantine Books) – Release November 5, 2013

heiress of lies

Heiress of Lies by Cage Smith (Amazon Digital Services) – Released February 11, 2012

This week’s published posts:

Book Promotion: Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood: Here

Review for Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart: Here

Cover Reveal: Duality (The Hitchhiker Strain #2) by Kellie Sheridan: Here

Review for Desperately Seeking Heaven by Jill Steeples: Here

Next week’s postings:

Book Promotion: Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton by Warren Woodruff

Review for Cloud Nine by Melissa A. Smith

Review and Giveaway for Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood

[Possible book tour that is still pending this week as well]

Other Interesting News:

1. There is a review and Giveaway next week for Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood. Be sure to stop by Saturday for the link to enter.

2. It’s been a quiet book week for me, but I am back to my average reading for the week!

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Sunday Recap October 20, 2013

Books read:

loverandliars

Lovers and Liars by Sally Beauman (Ivy Books) – Released January 30, 1995

This week’s published posts:

Book Promotion: The Symbiotic Section by Tina Louise Brotz: Here

Review for The Blood of Titans by C. Michael Forsyth: Here

Book Promotion and Book Blitz: Changes Vol. 1 (Family Portrait) by Gillian Felix: Here

Review for Duality by E. R. Pierce: Here

Next week’s postings:

Book Promotion: Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood

Review for Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart

Cover Reveal: Duality (The Hitchhiker Strain #2) by Kellie Sheridan

Review for Desperately Seeking Heaven by Jill Steeples

Other Interesting News:

1. Only read one book this week, but it was a long one at 590 pages – so that’s around my 2 book average in pages 🙂

2. Blog tours have started! Please be sure to check back all this month and next for new ones.

3. Want to participate in blog tours? Well, here’s one way:
You can sign up to be a host for CTC Virtual Book Tours (http://www.closedthecover.com/virtual-tour-host-registration.html)

CTC  (Ashley) wants you to know that:

  1. I never turn down an interested host because they don’t have a big enough following.
  2. I never restrict the number of stops on a tour so if you’re interested – you’re in!
  3. Sometimes I offer prizes for tour hosts.
  4. I promote ALL genres of books.  I know it has been mostly historical lately but there are more books (historical, romance, thriller, YA coming along in the not-so-distant future).
  5. I’m super easy to work with as I try to keep the stress down and since I use DropBox to send you files you aren’t drowning in a ton of e-mails from me.
  6. I promote YOUR post and YOUR site on my webpage, Facebook and Twitter.  Have you not seen my tweets during a tour?  🙂

Sign up through the link above and then e-mail CTC at ashley@closedthecover.com and say, “New tour host – referred by Book Hostage.”

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Sunday Recap October 13, 2013

Books read:

hidden

Hidden: A Novel of Suspense by Thomas Hall (Brighton Publishing LLC) – released July 19, 2013

This week’s published posts:

 Book Promotion: The Astral Ordinance Book II by Meltem Y K: Here

Review for Legends of Marithia: Book 2 – Darkness Rising by Peter Koevari: Here

Book Promotion and Giveaway: Running Home by Taya Hardenbrook: Here

Review for Midnight Captive by Arial Burnz: Here

Next week’s postings:

Book Promotion: The Symbiotic Section by Tina Louise Brotz

Review for The Blood of Titans by C. Michael Forsyth

Book Promotion and Book Blitz: Changes Vol. 1 (Family Portrait) by Gillian Felix

Review for Duality by E. R. Pierce

Other Interesting News:

1. I had a busy week, but I managed to get one book in! Yay for me 🙂

2. I broke 100 likes on Facebook this week. Thank you to all my Facebook followers!

3. Blog tours have started! Please be sure to check back all this month for new ones.
There is also a big (and I mean BIG) Thanksagiveaway coming up for the whole month of November – hosted by Close the Cover blog. “The Thanksgivaway winner will win a Kindle Fire that comes pre-loaded with tons of eBooks!” This blog will be taking part in that, so please keep an eye out for it!

4. Want to participate in blog tours? Well, here’s one way:
You can sign up to be a host for CTC Virtual Book Tours (http://www.closedthecover.com/virtual-tour-host-registration.html)

CTC  (Ashley) wants you to know that:

  1. I never turn down an interested host because they don’t have a big enough following.
  2. I never restrict the number of stops on a tour so if you’re interested – you’re in!
  3. Sometimes I offer prizes for tour hosts.
  4. I promote ALL genres of books.  I know it has been mostly historical lately but there are more books (historical, romance, thriller, YA coming along in the not-so-distant future).
  5. I’m super easy to work with as I try to keep the stress down and since I use DropBox to send you files you aren’t drowning in a ton of e-mails from me.
  6. I promote YOUR post and YOUR site on my webpage, Facebook and Twitter.  Have you not seen my tweets during a tour?  🙂

Sign up through the link above and then e-mail CTC at ashley@closedthecover.com and say, “New tour host – referred by Book Hostage.”

5. Last week for this notice: As of September 19th, I have decided to put a temporary hold on accepting books. (If we are in the middle of setting up a review, this will not affect that.) I want to get caught up on some of the books I have to read. I will update the Review Book Request page when I will be accepting more books. I am, however, accepting books to promote for free. These books do not get a review by me, but they will be promoted on my blog. For more details on that, please click here.

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Have a book that you would like reviewed? Click here

Want to promote your book for free on this blog? Click here

 

Sunday Recap September 29, 2013

Books read:

 ghost gone wild

Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart (Berkley Hardcover) – release October 1, 2013

Outlaw Muse (smaller)

Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood (Soulmate Publishing) – release October 3, 2013

This week’s published book reviews:

 highlander betrayed

Highlander Betrayed by Laurin Wittig (Montlake Romance) – released August 6, 2013

madness

The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny (Back Bay Books) – released June 18, 2013

Books that I’m currently reading:

 desperately seeking heaven

Desperately Seeking Heaven by Jill Steeples (Carina UK) – released August 27, 2013

cloud nine

Cloud Nine by Melissa A. Smith (Silver Lined Books) – released January 3, 2011

Books that I’m reading next:

 heiress of lies

 Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith (Amazon Digital Services) – released February 11, 2012

hidden

Hidden: A Novel of Suspense by Thomas Hall (Brighton Publishing, LLC) – released July 19, 2013

Books won this week:

the boleyn deceit

The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen (Ballantine Books) – release November 5, 2013

 

Other Interesting News:

1. Make sure you enter for the ARC Giveaway of The Rising by Terra Harmony. The giveaway runs until October 6, 2013 (That’s one week left!) One ebook copy will be sent to the winner drawn by Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open to all countries. You must provide a valid email account to enter. (You will be contacted by this email if you win.)

the risingFor more details on the giveaway click: here
To enter directly into the giveaway, click: here

2. In case you didn’t see this last week: As of September 19th, I have decided to put a temporary hold on accepting books. (If we are in the middle of setting up a review, this will not affect that.) I want to get caught up on some of the books I have to read. I will update the Review Book Request page when I will be accepting more books. I am, however, accepting books to promote for free. These books do not get a review by me, but they will be promoted on my blog. For more details on that, please click here.

3. I am participating in two blog tours coming up soon. One is for Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood, hosted by Closed the Cover.

and

The Astral Ordinance Book II by Meltem Y K, hosted by Yah Gotta Read This.

Make sure you stop back to check them out!

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