Friday, April 30, 2010

Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev coming soon!

There's less than a month until the release of Perchance to Dream. If you want to be exact, it will be released it will be released on May 25th.  I was lucky enough to win a contest last year & received an ARC of Eyes Like Stars. I could have read it all in one sitting, but I made myself read it in small chunks.  (For those who don't know, Eyes like Stars is book one in The Théâtre Illuminata series. Perchance to Dream is book 2.) I'm very excited to read this book since I loved Eyes Like Stars so much.

Perchance to Dream:
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

The stuff that dreams are made on.

Act Two, Scene One

Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.


But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between—

Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril.

Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear.

When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey aboard the Thèâtre’s caravan, using Bertie’s word magic to guide them. Along the way, they collect a sneak-thief, who has in his possession something most valuable, and meet The Mysterious Stranger, Bertie’s father—and the creator of the scrimshaw medallion. Bertie’s dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it’s Ariel who is tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess’s lair?

Once again, LISA MANTCHEV has spun a tale like no other—full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too—that readers won’t want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.

That's not enough?
You want more?
Ok, here's the Trailer.

Now you really want to read it, right?
Then you can go preorder it.
Perchance to Dream:B&N

What's that?
You haven't read Eyes Like Stars yet?
Well, you're in luck. The paperback came out this month.
Here's the link:  B&N

You still want more?
Ok, here's the website:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Winners of the 25 follower giveaway

Again, I apologize for the delay.

Winners are:




& the International winner:


Email me me your address & your choice of which prize.

Princess for Hire Winner!

My apolgies in the delay of the results.
The winner of a signed copy of Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt is:

Megan S.

Email me your address so I can send that out to you.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox (10)

IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This week was particularly a good week for me.

The 1st book I got was Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.
I won it from her on her blog. Its personalized & I love that.

The next package I got was 4 books & 2 very cool bookmarks I traded Cindy for.

White Cat by Holly Black
Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
Yes, that is Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.
The awesome booksmarks are for Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus & Sea by Heidi R Kling.

The same day I got that package of awesomeness, I also got one more book:

Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
This one is not mine to keep.
It was sent to me as part of an ARC tour hosted by Around the World Tours.

What did you get?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

In My Mailbox (9)

IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I love coming home to packages!

I got a Shadowed Summer bookmark & Sticker from Saundra Mitchell.

I got an ARC of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas from Emilee at The Penultimate Page.

I bought Palace Beautiful at Sarah Deford Williams signing at The King's English yesterday.

What did you get?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

In My Mailbox (8)

IMM is brought to you by Kristi at The Story Siren.

After weeks of no books, I bought some. (Yes, I went nuts & bought a bunch.)

The Blade of Shattered Hope (The 13th Reality Book 3) by James Dashner

Knightley Academy by Violet Habberdasher

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (I needed to get a hardcover version!)

The Reckoning (The Darkest Powers Book 3) by Kelley Armstrong

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

Challenge (Desert Tales Book 2) by Melissa Marr

Aries Rising by Bonnie Hearn Hill

I also got my Sea postcard from Heidi Kling last week.

What did you get?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Princess Bookie's Contest Craze

Today was the Readathon. Its still going.
Cindy @ Princess Bookie is holding a ton of contests that end either tonight or monday night.
Many of the books were donated by other bloggers or authors.

I wasn't exaggerating, there really are a lot of contests. Enter only the ones you really want, or you'll burn yourself out.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

If I had all day to read (4)

This is a meme from Kristen. I missed last month. I didn't forget, but I was trying to stay away from things that I could use to procrastinate doing my homework.

Here are the 5 books I hope to read this month:

The Cinderella Society - Kay Cassidy
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret  Stohl
Aries Rising - Bonnie Hearn Hill
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Princess For Hire - Lindsey Leavitt

If you had all day, what would you read?