Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend wrap-up: In my mailbox / On my blog/ In the blogosphere

This week I got to one review - Ecstasy Unveiled - by Larissa Ione, thus ending my Demonica series book reviews until the next book comes out - Sin Undone - in August of this year! I also posted my Sinful Saturday Views of Gabriel from Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series - if you haven't read that series yet and love snarky humor that will have you snorting out loud then I recommend running out and buying the books!

I have a lot of book booty to show off this week - first off are the books I received from Bloomsbury Publishing by way of Terry Kate from Romance in the Backseat from attending the Book Bloggers On-line conference a few weeks ago.
There are some great reads here and the books look like a great introduction to YA novels for me. I'm particularly looking for to reading Alyxandra Harvey's books since I love the idea of a vampire princess - reviews to come!
Books: Hearts at Stake and Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey, Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George (One of my favorite book premises - a twist on common fairy tales), Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles, and Deception by Lee Nichols.

I went to a book signing this weekend in North Haven, CT (which is about 10 minutes from me) and got to chat with some lovely authors. The always well-dressed and lovely Stella Price was there (I got her book - Entwined by Fate at the last book signing I went to and loved her weresnakes!) and she was rocking some wicked heels that would probably kill someone uncoordinated like me and she had on a rockin' black corset. I also chatted with Bianca D'Arc and Kathryn Smith. They were both great people to chat with about books and BBC programming, it was alot of fun and soon the two hours passed and I had some great new book goodies to take home and enjoy.

I've received some lovely swag from Vivian Arend (the cute wolfies, book swag, and olympics souvenirs) and from Moira Rogers (book marks and character cards). I also won Laced with Desire from Marissa's Booklair and got a signed bookplate from all the authors from Joey Hill. Yeah for book swag - now I just have figure a way to display it..or maybe I'll give it away with a book though I'm keeping that Keith card under my pillow!

I also received The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker from Leanna Renee Hieber. I met Leanna through twitter and when I tentatively asked her to stop by my blog she agreed and was kind enough to send me books too. I will have reviews of both books up on the blog this week as well as my first writer visit and interview on Darkly Reading with Leanna Renee Hieber. She will be stopping by on Thursday and I'll be hosting a book giveaway so be sure to stop by!


Mandi said...

You had a nice weekend ;)

I'm very much looking forward to both of your reviews and interview!!! I just finished the second Percy book and loved it so much :)

Smokinhotbooks said...

oh-la la look it all your pretties.

i jut got my copy of Darkly Luminous can't wait to read it!

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

@Mandi and @KC - I loved Darkly Luminous! Such a good book - I love Alexi!

ParaJunkee said...

I can't wait to read the Percy Parker second one. Urgh must get to it, there are so many I must read... what a haul. Highly impressed chick.

Karen said...

Look at you and all your booty!! you have done well :-)
I want to read Rules of Attraction & I like the cover of Once Bitten Twice Dead. I just bought a whole batch of books that I have absolutely no time to read lol..........

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

@ParaJunkee - I'm bad with keeping on track with my tbr.. when I get a book I'm excited about it jumps to the top.. probably the other books get jealous..

@Karen -I'm looking forward to reading Bianca's new series though I'm a little scared of zombies..she chatted about her plans for her heroines in the next book and it sounded pretty of them's going to be a scientist.. to further support my dreams of being a scientist by day and ass-kicker of bad guys at night..

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