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7/31 Book Giveaway List 2

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Read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare for free here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Making Sense of the Dollar by Marc Chandler here.

Terra's Book Blog is giving away Just Food by James E. McWilliams here.

Popin's Lair is giving away Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark here.

Chronicle Books is having a HUGE sale! Today through August 5th get 35% off & free shipping on every item you purchase.

Click below to check out their selection:

Giveaway: Stand The Storm by Breena Clarke

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Full Description (taken from here):

Even though former slaves Annie Coats and her son Gabriel have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice--to the extent that Annie secretly recalls her days on the plantation with fondness. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses are seeking to build their new lives--with Gabriel, a tailor, producing uniforms for soldiers and fine suits for pompous politicians, and Annie, a seamstress and laundress, catering to the nearby brothels and stately homes--is supposed to be a safe haven, a "promised land" for former slaves, but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people. In fact, the city's own emancipation efforts in 1862 serve only to compromise the Coats family's status, putting Gabriel's three young daughters (each of them born free of free parents) at risk of becoming the property of the Coatses' former maste…

Giveaway: A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

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Full Description (taken from here):

Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair the Nantucket's Children Summer Gala.

Claire is asked to chair the benefit, in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of rock star Max West. Max agrees to play the gala and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire-until she promises a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the auction, offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.

Hearts break and emotions are pushed to the limit in this riveting story of one woman's attempt to deal with loves past and present, family, business, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's unique understanding of the joys and longings that animate women's lives will make …

7/31 Book Giveaway List

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This Book for Free is giving away The Target: Love, Death and Airline Deregulation by J.R. Hauptman here.

Pink Lemonade of Life is giving away The Emotional Stimulus Plan here.

Download a free copy of Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning before August 18th here.

Play the Storm Cycle interactive game based on Iris Johansen's book here.

Interview & Giveaway with Rachel Vincent

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Hello all my lovely readers! I've got a special surprise for all of you. Can you guess what it is? Huh, can ya? I guess if you read the title of this post you already know. I'm super excited about this because I am a HUGE Rachel Vincent fan.

Rachel is the author of the Shifters series and the Soul Screamers series.

First I want to say thank you, Rachel, for giving me the opportunity to ask you these questions:)


When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?

Um... I've always wanted to be a writer, but I didn't realize I might be able to make a career of it until I started my first novel, in May of 2004. I haven't looked back since.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

I think working parent/writers are my biggest inspiration. If people juggling full time day jobs and full time family commitments can still find time to write, and to write well, there's absolutely no reason that I can't. Or that anyone else can't, given the determination.

How do you c…

Release Party, Chat and Contest with Author Rita Herron

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7/30 Book Giveaway List

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5 Minutes for Giveaways is giving away Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark here.

The Book Smugglers are giving away The Eternal Kiss by Karen Mahoney here.

Pink Lemonade of Life is giving away Yoga Sutra here.

Seductive Musings is giving away Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks here.

Ramblings Of A Teenage Bookworm is giving away Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins here.

7/29 Book Giveaway List 4

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Royal Reviews is giving away Dying For Mercy by Mary Jane Clark here.

Literary Escapism is giving away Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black here.

Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews is giving away The Vampire's Seduction by Raven Hart here.

Trisha's Book Blog is giving away Tall Tales and Wedding Veils here.

7/29 Book Giveaway List 3

Bibliophiles 'R' Us is giving away The Diary of Cozette by Amanda McIntyre here.

Curious Villager is giving away American Libre by Raul Ramos y Sanchez here.

Curious Villager is giving away Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction here.

Curious Villager is giving away The Divorce Party here.

Yankee Romance Reviewers is giving away Goddess of The Hunt by Tessa Dare here.

Find out which Twilight character you are here.

7/29 Book Giveaway List 2

The Story Siren is giving away Shiver & Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater here.

Win Cleopatra's Daughter or Blood Promise here.

There's No Such Thing As Too Many Books is giving away 3 prize packs here.

Book Junkie is having a Hot Summer Nights Contest here.

The Book Resort is giving away Prophecy of the Sisters here.

check out http://bit.ly/UQBRd for selling your used books and textbooks

7/29 Book Giveaway List

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Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Solemate by Lauren Mackler here.

Today's Adventure is having a birthday giveaway here.

Today's Adventure is giving away The Unexpected Gift by Michell Bulmer Atha & Meghan Gonzales Wager here.

BookWorming in the 21st Century is having a Big ALA contest here.

BookWorming in the 21st Century is giving away Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins here.

Awards

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Kristi from Books and Needlepoint has given me the Humane Award. This touches my heart because I try my best to be a good person and do the right thing. Thank you Kristi, I really appreciate this award.

The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. This award is to thank them for their growing friendships through the blog world.



Here are the bloggers I have passed this award on to:
Slice Of Life
Love Me Some Romance
Libby's Literary Library
So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Marta's Meanderings

Thank you to Ann Marie from NATS who has given me the following award:


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The Heartfelt Award:

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when your relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and frie…

Interview, Chat and Contest with Author Stacia Kane

7/28 Book Giveaway List

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Pink Lemonade of Life is giving away Love Equals Sacrifice by Michael Stidham here.

Seductive Musings is giving away one of Shayla Black's books and a SJ Day/Shayla Black tote here.

The Book Butterfly is giving away Blue Moon by Alyson Noel here.

Deadline Dames is giving away Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black here.

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List 4

Book Reader Times is giving away Blue Moon by Alyson Noel here.

Ann Aguirre is giving away a copy of Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel here.

Check out some free reads on Ann Aguirre's site here.

Jocelynn Drake is giving away Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black here.

Literary Escapism is giving away Dusk by David Doub here.

Free Twitter Means Business eBook here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews here.

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List 3

Slice of Life is giving away Vision In White by Nora Roberts here.

Lovin' Me Some Romance is giving away Highland Obsession by Dawn Halliday here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Happiness Key by Emile Richards here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Daniel X - Watch The Skies by James Patterson and Ned Rust here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Missing Mark by Julie Kramer here.

Go here to sell your used books and textbooks

Interview, Chat and Contest with Author Annette Blair

Check it out here.

TAKE ME Contest

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7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List 2

Seductive Musings is giving away an ebook On His Knees by Beth Williamson here.

Lauren Dane is giving away a copy of The Stranger I Married by Silvia Day here.

Aphrodisia Authors is giving away a copy of Take Me by Shelly Stevens here.

Shelli Stevens is giving away a copy of Daring Time by Beth Kerry here.

Penelope's Romance Reviews is giving away Vintage Magic here.

Check out BookSwim here. It's like NetFlix for books!!

7/27 Book Giveaway & Deals List

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Spice Up Your Life by Bindu Grandhi here.

Download Twitter Means Business ebook for free here.

Amberkatze is giving away a Vampire Huntress Tote bag and a Vampire Huntress book here.

Eclectic Book Lover is giving away Dark Time by Dakota Banks here.

Win a copy of Miles To Go by Laurel-Rain Snow here.

Get all 3 of Angela Cameron's Blood & Sex ebooks half off here.

Review & Giveaway: One Scream Away by Kate Brady

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Beth has lived a life of tragedy. She lost her husband, mother and father all on the same day. Now, Beth's life is in danger. A sadistic serial killer, Chevy, has his eye on her and is determined to get what he wants. Beth can't go to the police. Her and Chevy have a history. She has a secret and she promised never to tell. Now she and her daughter are forced to pick up and take off.

Neil used to be employed by the FBI and has been asked to work as a consultant on Chevy's murder spree because of the similarities of a previous case. Beth becomes a suspect because Chevy has used his victim's cell phone to call her. Neil knows there is something Beth isn't telling him but pretty soon Neil starts to fall for her. Will Beth open up and let him help her or will she fight the maniac all by herself?



Check out Kate's website here.

Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 4 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to…

Pics of my nephew

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Whew, I'm worn out


Tough day mowin' the lawn


My sister and Damien at the pool


He's growing up WAY too fast


Mr. Cool


He's so excited!


My handsome little nephew:

GIVEAWAY: Making Babies by Sami S. David, M.D. and Jill Blakeway

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FULL DESCRIPTION (taken from here):
MAKING BABIES offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types," they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. MAKING BABIES is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time.



Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 4 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box

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7/26 Book Giveaway List

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Bookin' With Bingo is giving away Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver here.

TrueBloodNet.com is giving away Sookie Stackhouse 1-7 Box Set here.

Bookin' With Bingo is giving away The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst here.

Download Remember Me? by Crymsyn Hart for free here.

Free & Discounted Reads

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GIVEAWAY: The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights

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I have one copy to give to one of my lucky commenters.

RULES:
**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winner will be chosen August 2nd by Random.org and notified via email.

+1 for commenting on review here.

+5 for each place you share this giveaway

+5 Become a Facebook fan here.

+5 Friend PETA on Myspace here.

+5 Become a YouTube subscriber here.

+5 Follow PETA on Twitter here.

+50 for each Between Me and You book you order using the coupon code: beegee that saves you $1 on each book. Send me proof.

+50 for purchasing a Blog Makeover by Tara here.

+10 for entering PurpleTrail Upgraded Membership giveaway here.

If you are interested in signing petitions to change this world for the better, I recommend Care2. If you decide to sign up, you can friend me here.

Please click the banner below and help an animal. It just takes a second and you don't have to donate any money, sponsors will donate thanks to your click.



Thank you Imran for sending me this book to…

REVIEW: The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights

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When I received an email offering to send me this book to review, I knew immediately that I had to have it. I received it in the mail yesterday (along with a copy to give away to one lucky commenter, YAY!) and I stayed up until 5 this morning reading it. And it's almost 10 now, so I haven't had much sleep. Honestly, there were times that I cried reading this book and there were many times that I had to put it down and take a breather. This is an extremely intense book and at times was hard to stomach. I love animals and I love our environment and I'm not perfect but I want to do everything in my power to make a difference in this world. Even if it's only for one human or one rabbit.

I have 3 dogs who I love so very much. They have completely different personalities just like humans. Some people say that animals don't have souls but I don't believe that. My dogs are treated like part of the family and I wouldn't have it any other way. Here are some…

7/24 Book Giveaway List 2

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Falling Off The Shelf is giving away No Mad by Sam Moffie here.

Falling Off The Shelf is giving away He Who Sings Last by Lisa Laird DiRosso here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Mortal Friends by Jane Stanton Hitchcock here.

Top 30 Bestselling Signed Books

GIVEAWAY: Light Up Your Child's Mind

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FULL DESCRIPTION (taken from here):
Based on the renowned "Renzulli Method," which has been adopted in schools all over the country, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND presents a practical program to help children fire up a love of learning to last a lifetime. World-renowned experts Drs. Renzulli and Reis illustrate the crucial role parents can play in their children's development and address how they can work with teachers to enhance their children's education. They uncover the hidden potential of daydreamers, rebels, and one-track minds, arguing that gifted behavior--basic smarts, high levels of task commitment, and creativity--can be fostered in bright children, even unmotivated ones. Step by step, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND will show parents how to set their kids on the path to a rewarding future.



Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box

ENTRIES:

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