Sunday, October 3, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Book Giveaway

It's that time of year again, breast cancer awareness month and for many people this hits close to home.

So to honor the month we're holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Book Giveaway!!!  * yayayay*

First...the prizes!!
1st Prize- 25$ to a book of your choice from the book despository. ( anyone can join where ever the despository ships to)

2nd prize- 2 winners can pick one of these books: (only open to people with US addresses (sorry))
The Replacements
Beautiful Darkness

Now the Rules:
This will be a different kind of giveaway though. You don't have to follow this blog, or even follow on twitter.
 To enter all you have to do is donate to this great cause: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer foundation.
Entries: ( also comment with your name and email for notification)
1$=  1 entries
2$= 3 entries
5$=  6 entries
10$= 15 entries
                Please visit my Making Strides page  and click the donate button. Please spread the word around as well.  For every 50$ donated I will add another winner for the 2nd prize.

Lets help make it so now one will have to hear " You have breast cancer."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week I can't wait till Alpha by Rachel Vincent comes out!!

 Alpha's release date is Sept 28th 2010

This series is very hard to put down. The first book was slightly hard to get through mostly since Fathye Sanders is annoying and whinny, but towards the end, and the rest of the books were great. The 5th book Shift is my favorite book. I love all of these covers, I just think their all gorgeous.

Alpha is the sixth and final Shifters book. The culmination of everything Faythe and I (Rachel Vincent)  have been working for in the Shifters universe. All the plotlines will be tied up. All the decisions will be made. No one will remain unchanged. Not everyone will survive.

It's gonna be one hell of a ride.
I didn't put whats on the back cover since there is a spoiler if you didn't read Shift. So I added the synopsis for Stray, the 1st book
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.
I'd been warned about Strays—werecats without a Pride—constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back…for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever—and whoever—I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays—'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them….

Also if your not familiar with the series, here are the other covers:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cover of the Week (3)

   I know I haven't been on in a while, due to being sick. Between something with sinuses and needing glasses
I haven't been able to read or look at a screen without getting a massive headache and nausea. 
To preoccupy my time I've been playing with our baby bun Turner. And like every other parent...I HAVE to show the pics...
Isn't he just the cutest?? He's a 1 1/2yr old mini lop bun.So clearly it didn't suck as bad, not being able to read for the past week. It's so hard not to hold and squish him lol. Soon we will have another one.. a lil girl-friend for Turner. Bunnies are just the greatest pets. 

Okay now back to books.

Cover of the Week is hosted by The Hiding Spot

Ranger's Apprentice, Halt's Peril by John Flanagan
      The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders may have been chased from Clonmel, but not before killing HaltÕs only brother. Now Rangers Halt and Will, along with the young warrior Horace, are in pursuit. The Outsiders have done an effective job of dividing the kingdom into factions and are looking to overtake Araluen. It will take every bit of skill and cunning for the Rangers to survive. Some may not be so lucky.
The international bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series turns up the tension in John Flanagan's latest epic of battles and bravery.
       It's has a nice cover. I love the greens and blues, in the forest setting. Especially with the olden medieval archer's suit. Of course this is the 9th book in the series, so here is the description for the 1st book:

Ranger's Apprentice, The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
He had always wanted to be a warrior. The Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways, made him nervous. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now fifteen year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t realize yet is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing. The exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied . . . .

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cover of the Week (2)

Cover of the week is hosted by The Hiding Spot
Darkest Mercy- Melissa Marr
Release date- Feb 22, 2011
This week the cover goes to Melissa Marr's Darkest Mercy. This is the fifth and sadly final book to the Wicked Lovely series. Now all her covers are absolutely gorgeous ( the cover is what actually caught my attention to read Wicked Lovely in the first place.) but this one is my favorite. On the cover is Donia. Love how the white and purple just go together so nicely.

Those who are not familiar with the other books, these are the covers:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

This week:

 I got:
Andrew Lang's Green Fairy Book, (1914 version ( I love these old books!!!)

I borrowed from our library:


What did you get?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Blog Hop!! (1)

Book Blog Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books
This week's question is from Sara @ Sarareadstomuch

Do you judge a book by it's cover?

Most of the time I do judge by the cover if I'm browsing in the library or the bookstore. If it catches my eye I will definitely look into it more. Though the cover doesn't matter as much if someone recommends the book. It also comes down to the name. If the name sounds like it's worth a look then I'll look into it more regardless of the cover.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

Bought at Rivendell:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Just One More Chapter for giving me my first award, the One Lovely Blog Award.

This is how the award works:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Pass this award to:

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Clockwork Angelby Cassandre Clare
Release Date: Aug 31st

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cover of the Week (1)

Cover of the week is hosted by The Hiding Spot.
Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers takes this week. 
These are the United Kingdom covers scheduled to be release on Jan 1st 2011
 These covers are just gorgeous. After reading Vincent's shifter series I wanted to jump into this series..that is until I saw these babies.... I think I will be holding off buying them until these come out.
For more information on these series, check out here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

Rivendell Book store: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The library: The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome to my book blog!!! Here we will be reviewing/discussing different kinds of books and holding giveaways. And to kick start the Books and Bliss we will have 2 book giveaways!! yaya *insert confetti *

1st giveaway- One winner will be able to pick any book from the book depository that's less then 15$. 
Rules: The giveaway is open to anyplace the book depository ships to. This giveaway ends Oct 15th
To enter:  
+1 be a follower of this blog
+1 follow me on twitter (please include @booksandbliss)
+1 spread the love, twitter, facebook, etc ( up to 5 extra entries)
Please comment back with the links and which giveaway your entering and your e-mail address for notification.

2nd Giveaway: I just moved and realized..I have a lot of books..( the movers even kept commenting on how many I and so I found some that I have not, and probably will not have time to read. And so that's when you guys come in to take them off my hands:

Here is what is included so far, some of them are older...some fairly new and a few of them are ARCs:
(This contest is only open to US residents) Giveaway ends Sept 15th

ARC of Lets Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell 
by Vince Neil, release date is Sept 23rd
ARC of Chasing Eden by Sharon Linnea
Worth the Risk by Nora Roberts
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
Courtesan's Kiss by Mary Blayney

To enter:  
+1 be a follower of this blog
+1 follow me on twitter (please include @booksandbliss)
+1 spread the love, twitter, facebook, etc ( up to 5 extra entries)
Please comment back with the links and which giveaway your entering and you e-mail address for notification.