Stacking the Shelves is a new weekly book blogger meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews. Make sure you stop by her blog to check it out and add your name to the linky!
This week was full of surprises! (And I may have purchased a few things, too…).
Thursday was, as my roommate put it, like my birthday: I came home to a box of chocolate-covered strawberries from my father and stepmom, and a package from Harperteen. For the record, my birthday is in January, the strawberries are from Easter (UPS never notified me that they dropped off a box of perishable goods at the front office of my complex and the front office just let the box of strawberries sit there for a month….ewwww! Anyway, Dad fixed it. Like Dads are supposed to. But I digress.). The berries are delicious and this book looks like it’s going to be great!
This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.
Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters….
This was an awesome gift from author Linda Poitevin! Rachel at Parajunkee’s View asked if I’d help her out with a twitter party for Linda a couple of weeks ago, and of course I said yes! It was a lot of fun, I made some new friends, added two more books to my TBR pile *chuckles* and earlier this week, an envelope shows up from Linda with my name on it. That was so thoughtful, so thank you!
Last weekend was Embassy Weekend here in Washington, DC, and my friend and colleague, Lisa, went down to Embassy Row with another coworker of ours to tour the embassies, and mainly to visit the Turkish Embassy, because she will be traveling to Turkey, JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT, this fall. There was someone making handmade – for lack of a better word – paintings, using gel and ink, and then laying the paper on the gel to pull the ink out of it. Anyway, she had bookmarks she had created, and Lisa knows how much I love to read, so she grabbed one for me.
Clicky the linkies to read the synopses and purchase
Deadly Cool – Kindle | Nook | Goodreads
Shatter Me – Kindle | Nook | Goodreads
Sins of the Angels – Kindle | Nook | Goodreads
Sins of the Son – Kindle | Nook | Goodreads
Darkness Before Dawn – Kindle | Nook | Goodreads
Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author’s choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.
This week’s blogspiration comes not from somewhere, but from someone… near and dear to my heart. I’ve known him since I was 10 and he was 7; he was my next-door neighbor growing up and his family is like my family. Even though I moved away 9 years ago, we’ve never lost touch and he’s one of the most in touch, profound and talented people I know. So when he posted this on Facebook earlier in the week, I told him I had to steal it for this week’s post:
Right now we are on a giant rock blazing through space on a perfect axis while orbiting the sun..which happens to be the perfect distance away from us to allow our existence to be a possibility. If this doesn’t blow your mind you should check your pulse.
And if that doesn’t blow you mind, you know how I said he’s talented? Check out his photography and click the picture to go to his Facebook Fan Page. Give him some love! He rocks!