January 31, 2011

Blog Tour Giveaway: Deadly Heat & Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden



3 of my readers will win a copy of each of these books
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST leave a comment.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+20 for subscribing to Cynthia's newsletter

+10 for liking her on Facebook

+10 for friending her on Myspace

+10 for following her on Twitter

+5 for subscribing to this blog (email or reader)

+5 for following this blog

+5 for following me on Twitter

+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+10 for tweeting this (UNLIMITED):

Readaholic: Blog Tour #giveaway: Deadly Heat & Deadly Lies by @cynthiaeden @bridget3420 http://t.co/etEVp45 #contest #win

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

+5 for following You Wanna Know What I Think...

+5 for following my sisters blog MamaKnows

+5 for friending me on Facebook

+5 for liking MamaKnows on Facebook

+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

+10 for adding the It’s My Life button to your blog

+10 for adding the MamaKnows button

+10 for listing http://bridget3420.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+10 for listing http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+5 for sending me a friend request on Pocket After Dark

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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

Giveaway ends: 2/14/2011

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.



Participating Blogs:
1/24/2011    www.fictionvixen.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature
1/24/2011    http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://www.rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://maryinhb.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    www.booksoulmates.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    www.booksoulmates.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://brokenteepee.com    Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://www.saveyspender.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://bookofsecretsblog.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/27/2011    http://frugalplus.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/27/2011    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/28/2011    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/29/2011    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
1/29/2011    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    www.thebookgirl.net    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://theromancereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/1/2011    http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
2/2/2011    http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Guest Post
2/2/2011    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com    Review
2/3/2011    http://www.rundpinne.com    Review
2/3/2011    www.lovetoreadforfun.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://hangingwithbells.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    my-book-views.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/4/2011    www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
2/4/2011    mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
2/4/2011    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
2/4/2011    http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway


Disclosure:  The prizes are being provided for free.



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Blog Tour Review: Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden

 
She wants to hide the pastFBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

He needs to uncover the truth
One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable-until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn't who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of bloodthirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.

As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . .
DEADLY LIES
 
After reading Deadly Lies, I have decided that Cynthia Eden has moved up to one of my all-time favorite authors.  I fell in love with this book and couldn't go to sleep after reading it.  I highly recommend Cynthia Eden to my fellow readaholics!
 
Forever Romance
9780446559256
3/1/2011
400 pages
$7.99 US
 
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Participating Blogs:
1/24/2011    www.fictionvixen.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature
1/24/2011    http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://www.rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://maryinhb.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    www.booksoulmates.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    www.booksoulmates.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://brokenteepee.com    Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://www.saveyspender.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://bookofsecretsblog.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/27/2011    http://frugalplus.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/27/2011    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/28/2011    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/29/2011    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
1/29/2011    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    www.thebookgirl.net    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://theromancereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/1/2011    http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
2/2/2011    http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Guest Post
2/2/2011    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com    Review
2/3/2011    http://www.rundpinne.com    Review
2/3/2011    www.lovetoreadforfun.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://hangingwithbells.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    my-book-views.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/4/2011    www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
2/4/2011    mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
2/4/2011    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
2/4/2011    http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway



Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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January 27, 2011

Blog Tour Giveaway: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

3 of my readers will win a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher


MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST leave a comment.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+20 for subscribing to Elizabeth's newsletter

+10 for liking her on Facebook

+10 for following her on Twitter

+5 for subscribing to this blog (email or reader)

+5 for following this blog

+5 for following me on Twitter

+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+10 for tweeting this (UNLIMITED):

Readaholic: Blog Tour #giveaway: Notorious Pleasures by @ElizabethHoyt @bridget3420 http://t.co/NWgvzXQ #contest #win

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

+5 for following You Wanna Know What I Think...

+5 for following my sisters blog MamaKnows

+5 for friending me on Facebook

+5 for liking MamaKnows on Facebook

+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

+10 for adding the It’s My Life button to your blog

+10 for adding the MamaKnows button

+10 for listing http://bridget3420.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+10 for listing http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+5 for sending me a friend request on Pocket After Dark

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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

Giveaway ends: 2/9/2011

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.




Participating Blogs:
1/24/2011    http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://brokenteepee.com    Giveaway
1/24/2011    www.thebookgirl.net    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/24/2011    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://theromancereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/25/2011    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/25/2011    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/25/2011    www.seductivemusings.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway, Q&A
1/26/2011    www.lovetoreadforfun.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/27/2011    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/27/2011    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://asthepagesturn.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/29/2011    http://www.rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://frugalplus.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://throuthehaze-reads.blogspot..com    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com    Review
2/1/2011    http://maryinhb.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://www.thcreviews.com/    Feature, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/2/2011    http://www.saveyspender.com    Review, Giveaway
2/2/2011    www.booksoulmates.com    Review, Giveaway
2/2/2011    http://bookofsecretsblog.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/2/2011    http://novelreaction.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
2/3/2011    http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/3/2011    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
2/3/2011    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
2/4/2011    www.smexybooks.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/4/2011    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway



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Blog Tour Review: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt


Their lives were perfect . . .
Lady Hero Batten,the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .

Until they met each other.
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society,let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?


I'm finding myself enjoying historical romances more now than ever.  The reason for this is because of authors like Elizabeth who transport me to another time and keep me entertained for hours.  Notorious Pleasures is sexy story with a great plot.  It's every romance lovers dream.

Maiden Lane Series
January 25, 2011
400 pages
$7.99 US

Visit Elizabeth's website
Like her on Facebook
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Participating Blogs:
1/24/2011    http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://brokenteepee.com    Giveaway
1/24/2011    www.thebookgirl.net    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/24/2011    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://theromancereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/24/2011    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/25/2011    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/25/2011    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/25/2011    www.seductivemusings.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway, Q&A
1/26/2011    www.lovetoreadforfun.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/27/2011    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/27/2011    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://asthepagesturn.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/29/2011    http://www.rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://frugalplus.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://throuthehaze-reads.blogspot..com    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2011    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com    Review
2/1/2011    http://maryinhb.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://www.thcreviews.com/    Feature, Giveaway
2/1/2011    http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/2/2011    http://www.saveyspender.com    Review, Giveaway
2/2/2011    www.booksoulmates.com    Review, Giveaway
2/2/2011    http://bookofsecretsblog.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/2/2011    http://novelreaction.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&A
2/3/2011    http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/3/2011    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway
2/3/2011    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
2/3/2011    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
2/4/2011    www.smexybooks.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
2/4/2011    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2011    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway



Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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January 25, 2011

Giveaway: "Without Me Its Just Aweso" T Shirt From PrankPlace



Welcome to PrankPlace.com! Shop our unique collection of outrageous pranks, funny t-shirts, practical jokes, and gag gifts. We are proud to offer the web's largest collection of funny novelties, gag gifts, and pranks. From Fart Machines to Bumper Stickers, we are the web's leading retailer of fun!

One of my readers will win this funny t shirt
Open to residents of the US and Canada
The prize(s) will be mailed out by the sponsor


MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST visit Prank Place and then leave a comment here telling me which shirt is your favorite.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+20 for following their blog

+10 for following them on Twitter

+5 for subscribing to this blog (email or reader)

+5 for following this blog

+5 for following me on Twitter

+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+10 for tweeting this (UNLIMITED):

Readaholic: #giveaway: "Without Me Its Just Aweso" T Shirt From @prankplace @bridget3420 http://t.co/fJZLwKI #contest #win

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

+5 for following You Wanna Know What I Think...

+5 for following my sisters blog MamaKnows

+5 for friending me on Facebook

+5 for liking MamaKnows on Facebook

+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

+10 for adding the It’s My Life button to your blog

+10 for adding the MamaKnows button

+10 for listing http://bridget3420.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+10 for listing http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+5 for sending me a friend request on Pocket After Dark

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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

Giveaway ends: 2/8/2011

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.


Disclosure:  The prize is being provided for free.





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Giveaway: Tick Tock by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

One of my readers will win a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

MANDATORY ENTRY:

You MUST leave a comment telling me whether or not you are a fan of James Patterson.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

+10 for liking James on Facebook

+5 for subscribing to this blog (email or reader)

+5 for following this blog

+5 for following me on Twitter

+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+10 for tweeting this (UNLIMITED):

Readaholic: #giveaway: Tick Tock by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge @bridget3420 http://t.co/9HRIRgO #contest #win #book

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

+5 for following You Wanna Know What I Think...

+5 for following my sisters blog MamaKnows

+5 for friending me on Facebook

+5 for liking MamaKnows on Facebook

+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

+10 for adding the It’s My Life button to your blog

+10 for adding the MamaKnows button

+10 for listing http://bridget3420.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+10 for listing http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+5 for sending me a friend request on Pocket After Dark

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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

Giveaway ends:

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.


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Review: Tick Tock by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge



NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem--the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified!

Tick--a killer's countdown begins
A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

Tick--Michael Bennett is on the chase

The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

Tock--your time is up

Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.


James Patterson is one of my favorite authors because he never lets me down.  Tick Tock blew me away!  I read it in one day because I could not put it down.  Michael Bennett is the perfect hero and this book had one of the best plots ever.  If you're a James Patterson fan or if you have never read any of his books, you need to!  Five stars!   

Michael Bennett Series
Little, Brown & Company
January 24, 2011
387 pages
$27.99 US

You can find James online:







Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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Author Guest Post: Graham Parke

The Dorkiness Equation -- PartII

I understand if at this point you are in awe of me. If you have trouble believing anyone could be this insightful. And thatís fine. Thatís natural at such life changing moments. But, really, I cannot take full credit. I happened to witness an event early in my professional career that gave me a vital clue to the puzzle. Without it I would not have figured this out. I had help. In fact, it was more or less spelled out for me.

Hereís what happened: 

I was doing an internship at a large corporation. My first involvement with the corporate world. With the ënine-to-five grindí. With the ëpicking each other up for lunch and suffering each otherís company in the cafeteriaí kind of deal. The lunches were mostly boring, because the only thing everyone at the table had in common was their jobs. But one day something strange happened. Something that fascinated me. A scientist-type sitting diagonally across from me decided to fill his glass from a jug of water. He did this by holding his glass over his plate and heaving the jug above it. On that particular day, he managed to spill a great deal of water over his plate before realizing what he was doing. And I do mean a great deal of water. His potatoes were basically floating. I watched him do this in awe, and then I watched him silently put the jug back and continue his meal.  

What happened next taught me much more about my colleagues than the whole week of working with them had. Because what happened next was: nothing.

Not a single thing. Although I couldnít possibly be the only one who witnessed this incredible display of dorkiness, not a single person at that table gave any sign theyíd noticed. They were embarrassed enough for the guy to pretend nothing had happened. And the reaction of the victim himself told me this was unlikely to be the first time heíd done this.

If it had been me, Iíd have slapped my forehead and grumbled profanities, followed by something like, ëI canít believe I just did that!í Then Iíd follow it up by joining in with my colleagues as they fired off the mandatory jokes, after which Iíd inspect the damage to my meal very carefully. I would do this to assess whether there was any way I could finish my lunch without having to walk back to get another one (choose the lazy solution whenever possible, youíll live longer). I might indeed continue my meal, true, but not before very serious deliberation!

That day I understood, at least on some level, that Iíd witnessed something of monumental importance, even though it would take me years to figure out exactly what that was.

Thinking back, another vital clue was the fact that I didnít for an instance feel like sniggering. Without ever having spoken to the guy, his general demeanor had already informed my subconscious that he was indeed a dork, and so my initial reaction was one of sincere pity and compassion.

Which wasnít very nice of me. I realize this now. And so, if by some strange coincidence I ever run into this guy again, I will apologize for joining in with the rude behavior of my colleagues, and then Iíll finally do the decent thing and laugh at him.


Bio:
Graham Parke is responsible for a number of technical publications and has recently patented a self-folding map. He has been described as both a humanitarian and a pathological liar. Convincing evidence to support either allegation has yet to be produced.

No Hope for Gomez! is his fiction debut.





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January 24, 2011

Blog Tour Giveaway: How Sweet It Is by Sophie Gunn

3 of my readers will win a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
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Readaholic: Blog Tour #giveaway: How Sweet It Is by Sophie Gunn @bridget3420 http://t.co/SP5ZwCY #contest #win #book

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

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+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

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+5 for sending me a friend request on Pocket After Dark

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

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Giveaway ends: 2/7/2011

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.






Blog Tour Participants:
1/24/2010    http://thebooktree.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/24/2010    maryinhb@gmail.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/24/2010    rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com    Review
1/24/2010    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/25/2010    http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Guest Post
1/27/2010    www.lovetoreadforfun.com    Review
1/27/2010    www.asthepagesturn.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/28/2010    my-book-views.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2010    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
1/31/2010    www.bookwormygirl.com    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2010    http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com    Review
2/1/2010    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2010    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/1/2010    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2010    http://apageturner4u.blogspot.com/    Review
2/2/2010    http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/2/2010    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
2/2/2010    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2010    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/3/2010    http://armsofasister.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway
2/3/2010    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
2/4/2010    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
2/4/2010    http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/    Review
2/4/2010    http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    www.amusingreviews.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway




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Blog Tour Review: How Sweet It Is by Sophie Gunn


Single mom Lizzie Bea Carpenter learned long ago that no white knight was coming to save her. A hardworking waitress at the local diner, she's raising her daughter to be like the independent women in her "Enemy Club"--high school rivals turned best friends, promising to always tell each other the whole truth and nothing but!

Yet part of Lizzie wishes she did have a man's help, just for small stuff, like fixing up the house. Her fairy godmother must have been listening, because Dante "Tay" Giovanni soon appears. He's sexy, kind, and offering assistance--no strings attached.

Slowly, steadily, Lizzie's heart opens. But the grip of the past is fierce, and nothing in life is ever really free. Tay has his own tragedies to overcome, but if he can, he'll fix more than Lizzie's home. He'll show her just how sweet it is to be loved by him.

Sophie is a writing genius.  How Sweet It Is took my breath away and made me think about when my husband and I got together.  He came along, out of nowhere and changed my life the same way Dante changed Lizzie's.  This is one of my favorite love stories because of how real it is.  Five stars! 

Grand Central Publishing
January 1, 2011
416 pages
$7.99 US

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Blog Tour Participants:
1/24/2010    http://thebooktree.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/24/2010    maryinhb@gmail.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/24/2010    rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com    Review
1/24/2010    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/25/2010    http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Guest Post
1/27/2010    www.lovetoreadforfun.com    Review
1/27/2010    www.asthepagesturn.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/28/2010    my-book-views.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2010    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/    Giveaway
1/31/2010    www.bookwormygirl.com    Review, Giveaway
1/31/2010    http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com    Review
2/1/2010    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2010    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/1/2010    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Review, Giveaway
2/1/2010    http://apageturner4u.blogspot.com/    Review
2/2/2010    http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/2/2010    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
2/2/2010    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/3/2010    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway
2/3/2010    http://armsofasister.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway
2/3/2010    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
2/4/2010    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
2/4/2010    http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/    Review
2/4/2010    http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    www.amusingreviews.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
2/4/2010    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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Blog Tour Giveaway: My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel



3 of my readers will win a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
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EXTRA ENTRIES:

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+10 for friending her on Myspace

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+5 for following my sister on Twitter

+10 for tweeting this (UNLIMITED):


Readaholic: Blog Tour #giveaway: My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel @bridget3420 http://t.co/tOCnhW7 #contest #win #book

+10 for linking to this contest - make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, - sidebar counts, Myspace, Digg, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY per site

+5 for subscribing to It’s My Life (email or reader)

+5 for following It’s My Life

+5 for following You Wanna Know What I Think...

+5 for following my sisters blog MamaKnows

+5 for friending me on Facebook

+5 for friending my sister on Facebook

+10 for adding the Readaholic button to your blog

+10 for adding the It’s My Life button to your blog

+10 for adding the MamaKnows button

+10 for listing http://bridget3420.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+10 for listing http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com on your blogroll

+5 for sending me a friend request on Pocket After Dark

+2 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+2 for each)

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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

Giveaway ends: 2/5/2011

Winners will be notified via email.  The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter.  The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.




Blog Tour Participants:
1/20/2010    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/25/2010    http://bookofsecretsblog.com    Feature, Giveaway, Q&A
1/25/2010    http://apageturner4u.blogspot.com/    Review
1/17/2011    http://www.saveyspender.com    Review, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://maryinhb.blogpsot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/17/2011    rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://thebooktree.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/18/2011    http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
1/18/2011    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/18/2011    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/18/2011    www.seductivemusings.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/19/2011    www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/19/2011    www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/19/2011    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/19/2011    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/21/2011    mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Feature, Review, Guest Post
1/21/2011    http://mindingspot.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/22/2011    www.smexybooks.com    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://asthepagesturn.blogspot.com/    Feature, Giveaway
1/25/2011    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
1/27/2011    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/27/2011    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/28/2011    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
1/28/2011    http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    www.tarmyblogspot.blogspot.com    Review, Q&A
1/28/2011    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway




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Blog Tour Review: My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel





TEMPTED BY REVENGE...

Grayson Spencer is hellbent on killing the dark mage who destroyed her life. But when her attempt fails, she is forced to turn to Durian, a feared demon and expert assassin. Newly armed with powerful magic she's barely able to control, she'll do whatever it takes to complete her mission--even surrender to a dangerous fiend whose eyes promise unimaginable pleasure.

BOUND BY DESIRE...

Sworn to protect all mages, Durian can't let Gray threaten the uneasy peace among demons, humans, and mages. So he proposes a deal: He'll train Gray to master her gift if she'll bind herself magically to him, submitting to his control. As Gray's powers intensify, so too does Durian's hunger for this fierce, irresistible woman. When the dark mage makes a final play for Gray, will the passion she and Durian share be the key to their survival or the seed of their destruction?


As soon as I finished this book, I wanted to go back and read the other two.  I really enjoyed My Immortal Assassin and pictured myself as the heroine.  I do that a lot:)  I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book and I can't wait to see what else Carolyn comes up with. 


Grand Central Publishing
January 1, 2011
384 pages
$7.99 US

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Blog Tour Participants:
1/20/2010    http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/24/2010    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/25/2010    http://bookofsecretsblog.com    Feature, Giveaway, Q&A
1/25/2010    http://apageturner4u.blogspot.com/    Review
1/17/2011    http://www.saveyspender.com    Review, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://maryinhb.blogpsot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://simplystacie.net    Giveaway
1/17/2011    rexrobotreviews.com    Review, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://thebooktree.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/17/2011    http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com    Giveaway
1/18/2011    http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
1/18/2011    http://onebookshy.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/18/2011    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/18/2011    www.seductivemusings.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/19/2011    www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/19/2011    www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/19/2011    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/19/2011    http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/21/2011    mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com    Feature, Review, Guest Post
1/21/2011    http://mindingspot.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/22/2011    www.smexybooks.com    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com    Feature, Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/25/2011    http://asthepagesturn.blogspot.com/    Feature, Giveaway
1/25/2011    justjenniferreading.blogspot.com    Feature, Giveaway
1/26/2011    http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/    Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
1/27/2011    http://simplyali.blogspot.com    Giveaway, Q&A
1/27/2011    http://www.urbangirlreader.com    Review, Giveaway, Q&A
1/28/2011    http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com    Review
1/28/2011    http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway
1/28/2011    www.tarmyblogspot.blogspot.com    Review, Q&A
1/28/2011    http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/    Review, Giveaway


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.



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