Weekly Round-Up – 02.11.14

Goodness, November is already upon us and 2014 shall soon be over. Here are my latest book finds and I’m extremely excited about a few of them; not least books 3 & 4 in Lauren Kate’s Fallen series and 3rd book in Gena Showalter’s White Rabbit series, The Zombie Queen of Hearts. Perfect reading for this spooky time of year! Enjoy x

BookBridgr:

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Pyramid (A Novel starring Jack Howard) by David Gibbins

 

NetGalley: 

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The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3) by Gena Showalter

 

Books Bought:

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Intertwined (Intertwined #1) by Gena Showalter – via Ex-Library
Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate – via CS
Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate – via CS
Echo Burning (Jack Reacher #5) by Lee Child – via CS
The Vintage Girl by Hester Browne – via CS
The Beach Café by Lucy Diamond – via CS
Zero Hour (Numa Files #11) by Clive Cussler (with Graham Brown) – via CS
Cyclops (Dirk Pitt #8) by Clive Cussler – via CS
The Mousetrap and Selected Plays by Agatha Christie – via CS
Elfsorrow (Legends of the Ravens #1) by James Barclay – via CS
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende – via CS
Keeping the Dead (Rizzoli & Isles #7) by Tess Gerritsen – via CS
The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles #9) by Tess Gerritsen – via CS
The 13 Treasures (Thirteen Treasures #1) by Michelle Harrison – via CS
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – via CS

Total = £4.04

 

Blogs Posted:
Book Blitz: Mollywood (Carved Hearts #2) by L.G. Pace III & Michelle Pace (& Giveaway Link) – 27th October 2014
Review: Damsel In Distress? (Time-Travel to Regency England #2) by Kristina O’Grady (Blog Tour) – 29th October 2014
Blog Tour: Review & Author Interview – Driving Home For Christmas by A.L. Michael – 31st October 2014
Review: Loving the Senator (Capitol Affairs #1) by Mia Villano (Blog Tour) – 1st November 2014

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And in conclusion I can only say I desperately need a book buying ban…

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Weekly Round-Up – 26.10.14

Hello and welcome to my weekly round-up, covering (as far as I am able to remember) the past 2 weeks of beautiful book deliveries and buying sprees. During one spree in a shop while looking for books I also bought a secondhand Kindle – this will be fantastic for splitting my blogging book reads from my personal pleasure reads on my current Kindle. Confusing? Better get on then!

NetGalley:

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The Great Christmas Knit Off by Alexandra Brown – Pub 25.09.14
Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell – Pub 15.01.15
Empire (Chronicles of the Invaders #2) by John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard – Pub 01.01.15
The Iron Ghost (The Copper Promise #2) by Jen Williams – Pub 26.02.15
Braving Fate (The Mythean Arcana Series #1) by Linsey Hall – Pub 10.11.14
Pyramid (Jack Howard #8?) by David Gibbins – Pub 06.11.14
~ALL EBooks~

Books Received for Blog Tour:

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For Friday 31st October: Driving Home For Christmas by A.L. Michael (EBook) – Received via NetGalley
For Wednesday 19th November: The List by Joanne Bolouri
For Saturday 1st October: Loving the Senator (Capitol Affairs #1) by Mia Villano (EBook)

Books Bought:

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Divine by Choice by P.C. Cast – £1.00 via CS
The Vampire Next Door by Angela Snyder (EBook) – 77p via Amazon UK
The Rosie Project – £1.00 via CS
Pretty Little Mistakes – £1.00 via CS
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught – 15p via CS
Blood & Ice by Robert Masello – 15p via CS
Pita Ten #1, #2 & #3 – 40p via CS
Death Note #1 & #2 – 20p via CS
Mar #1 – 10p via CS

Total = £4.77

Accepted Unsolicited Review Requests:

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Dead Gorgeous by Elizabeth Flynn (EBook) – Received via NetGalley

Blogs Posted:

Review: Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet – 13th October 2014
Event: Octobathon – 17th-19th October 2014 – 14th October 2014
Event: Octobathon Reading List – 16th October 2014
Event Write Up: Octobathon – 17th-19th October 2014 – 19th October 2014
Cover Reveal: One hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin – 20th October 2014
Event: Reading Cram 2.0 – Chills and Thrills Readathon – 20th October 2014
Blog Tour: An Interview with Joan Ellis, Author of I Am Ella, Buy Me – 22nd October 2014
Review: The Monogram Murders (The New Hercule Poirot Mystery #1) by Sophie Hannah – 23rd October 2014
Event: Reading Cram 2.0 – Chills and Thrills – Challenge #1: TBR – 24th October 2014

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So, plenty for me to read and some very exciting blog tours coming up this week and beyond. I hope you’ll join me for them x

Weekly Round-Up – 12.10.14

Hello! It feels so odd to have missed writing a weekly round-up last week. Instead, I published a Book Blitz post for a much-awaited debut novel by a new author, Nikki Kelly; Lailah. This book was published on Tuesday 7th October and I was extremely excited to have it delivered to my Kindle that morning. I read it. I loved it. The review should be up within the next few days – well, when I can adequately put the book into words; I’m still feeling the book hangover!

Anyhow, this past week I’ve been away from home and was lucky enough to spend a few days in the beautiful Hay-On-Wye. This town is near the England/Wales border and most famous for its 25-ish bookshops and annual Literary Festival. Given that it was nearing the end of the season, the shelves were looking a little bare but it was great to be so surrounded with books! I was very good and only brought back 2 books from my travels – you can find these down the bottom in my ‘Books Bought’ section.

Don’t forget to check out the end of this post too for some exciting happenings this week!

 

NetGalley:

1 Review Book – See below.

 

Competition Wins:

Hot Key Books’ entire September titles:

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Land by Alex Campbell (Paperback)
Big Rock and the Masked Avenger (Wrestling Trolls #1) by Jim Eldridge (Paperback)
Hunk and Thud (Wrestling Trolls #2) by Jim Eldridge (Paperback)
The Giant Rumble (Wrestling Trolls #3) by Jim Eldridge (Paperback)
The Memory Keepers by Natasha Ngan (Paperback)
Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah (Paperback)
This Book is Gay by James Dawson (Paperback)
Vivian Versus the Apocalypse (Vivian #1) by Katie Coyle (Paperback)
Vivian Versus America (Vivian #2) by Katie Coyle (Paperback)
The Boy With the Tiger’s Heart by Linda Coggin (Hardback)

Books Received for Blog Tour:

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Damsel in Distress? by Kristina O’Grady (Ebook) via NetGalley

 

Books Bought:

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Lailah (Styclar Saga #1) by Nikki Kelly (Ebook) – £7.59 via Amazon UK
Resisting Fate (Predetermined #1) by Heather Van Fleet (Ebook) – £1.86 via Amazon UK
When It’s Least Expected (Perfect Timing #1) by Heather Van Fleet (Ebook) – £1.86 via Amazon UK
The Dining Club (Complete Novel) by Marina Anderson (Paperback) – £3.50 from Hay-on-Wye
The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters #1) by Suzanne Brockmann (Hardback) – £2.50 from Hay-on-Wye

 

Blogs Posted:

Review: Colorado Abduction (Christmas at the Carlisles #1) by Cassie Miles – 11th October 2014

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And so ends another week.

Coming up this week! Tomorrow – Monday – I am among the blogs playing host to Heather Van Fleet’s Blog Tour for her latest novel; Finding Her Way Back. This was a terrific read and I can’t wait to share my love for it – and review – with you all.

Weekly Round-Up – 28.09.14

Another month of 2014 very nearly over and it’s starting to feel like autumn here in the UK. It’s the perfect time to curl up in your favourite chair with a fluffy pair of socks over cold toes, covered in a soft blanket and hands wrapped firmly around a large mug of hot tea with a good book on the go. I’ve received and bought a few exciting ones this week – let me know which you would want to read first!

BookBridgr:

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Burn (Pure Trilogy #3) by Julianna Baggott

 

NetGalley:

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The Little Shop of Hopes and Dreams by Fiona Harper (Ebook)
Hive & Heist (The Hive Queen Saga #2) by Janine A. Southard (Ebook – Read Now)

 

Street Teams:

Brit Babes:

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Claw Mark by Lily Harlem (Follows Bite Mark)

 

Books Bought:

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Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter (£5.67 – Amazon UK)
Divine by Mistake (Divine #1) by P.C. Cast (£1.00 – CS)
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher #18) by Lee Child (30p – JS)
The Shakespeare Curse (Kate Stanley #2) by J.L. Carrell (40p – JS)

 

Blogs Posted:

Cover Reveal: Redemption (The Revelation Series #3) by Randi Cooley Wilson – 21st September 2014

Guest Post on The YA’s Nightstand: Changes In Teen Fiction – 25th September 2014

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I certainly can’t decide where to start… such a difficult choice this week!

Farewell and enjoy whatever you get to read too x

Weekly Round-Up – 21.09.14

Hello all and welcome to my first blog post in a week. My most sincere apologies – my mind has been completely foggy with ME/CFS this week and I’ve been utterly unable to read. My only literary outing has been listening to a dash of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Feet of Clay’ before bed – usually the same part over and over again though!

Fingers crossed this week will be a whole lot better and I can start to read again.

I have still (amazingly) been receiving a few bits of book post so, shall we begin?

 

BookBridgr:

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The Forbidden Tomb (Hunters #2) by Chris Kuzneski (Paperback)

 

NetGalley:

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Loving Him Off the Field by Jeanette Murray (EBook)
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness (EBook)

 

Street Teams:

Brit Babes:

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Unconditional Surrender by Lucy Felthouse & Various (EBook)
Sharing Nicely by Victoria Blisse (EBook)

 

Competition Wins:

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Signed Swag via Elizabeth (@Fuze87 on Twitter)
Mythical Mayhem by Kiki Howell

 

Books Bought:

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Dragon (Dirk Pitt #10) by Clive Cussler
Poseidon’s Arrow (Dirk Pitt #22) by Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler
An Apple A Day by Caroline Taggart

Total: £1.50

Blogs Posted:

None 😦

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Really must get my reading and blogging hats on for the week ahead! Will you be joining me again next week? I certainly hope so!

Weekly Round-Up – 14.09.14

Hello! I hope you’re all having an utterly fantastic weekend. This past week has seen a few technical issues (darn computers) but fingers crossed all will be well this week! Fortunately some wonderful book post has been arriving to cheer me up – far more than expected too.

So, shall we adjourn to the bookshelves?

BookBridgr:

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The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan (Paperback)

 

NetGalley:

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Eternity by Tmonique Stephens (EBook)

SoulFire (Nightwing #1) by Juliette Cross (EBook)

Competition Wins:

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A Stranger’s Game (Bitter Creek #7) by Joan Johnston (Hardback) via Romancing the Book

Beginning With Forever (Forever #1) & Finding Our Forever (Forever #2) by Lan LLP via Release Party for Devotion (The Seductors Series #3) by B.L. Wilde

 

Books Received for Blog Tour:

Finding Her Way Back

Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet (EBook)

 

Blogs Posted:

Review: Bite Mark by Lily Harlem – 8th September 2014

Cover Reveal: Just Desserts by Tricia Quinnies – 9th September 2014

Cover Reveal: Identity (Miss Taken #2) by Cleo Scornavacca – 12th September 2014

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I hope you’ll join me again next week!

Weekly Round-Up – 07.09.14

Welcome to my weekly round-up for this, the first week in September. Already! It’s been a rather quiet week book-wise but I’ve really loved what I’ve read.

And on with the show!

 

BookBridgr:

None

 

NetGalley:

None

 

Goodreads First Reads:

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Pieces of You by Ella Harper
The Terribly Terrific Travels of Timber Timmins by Daylon Deon
Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee – Plus 2 temporary tattoos

 

Street Teams:

Brit Babes – None

Shoshanna Evers – None

 

Competition Wins:

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Undone by Kristina Lloyd – Paperback

 

Books Received for Blog Tour:

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First to Fall by Carys Jones (Gifted) – For JillLovesToRead.Blogspot

 

Books Bought:

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‘Bloodlust’ & ‘Initiation’ (Vampire Beach #1 & #2) by Alex Duval (£1 – CS)
‘Ritual’ & ‘Legacy’ (Vampire Beach #3 & #4) by Alex Duval (£1 – CS)
‘High Stakes’ & ‘Hunted’ (Vampire Beach #5 & #6) by Alex Duval (£1 – CS)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (70p – CS)
Now You Die (Bullet Catches #6) by Roxanne St Claire (70p – CS)
Hunt Her Down (Bullet Catchers #7) by Roxanne St Claire (70p – CS)

 

Accepted Unsolicited Review Requests:

Finding Salvation by Ashlee Taylor and Elizabeth Hayes – Ebook

The Mine (Northwest Passage #1) by John A. Heldt – Ebook

 

Blogs Posted:

Review: First to Fall by Carys Jones – 3rd September 2014

Cover Reveal: Mollywood (Carved Hearts #2) by L.G. Pace III and Michelle Pace – 4th September 2014

Review: The Glass Knot by Lily Harlem – 6th September 2014

 

I look forward to seeing you again next week lovelies x