Upcoming Reviews

By Gena Showalter:
The Darkest Pleasure
The Darkest Whisper

By Kresley Cole:
The Warlord Wants Forever
A Hunger Like No Other

By Sherrilyn Kenyon:
Fantasy Lover
Night Pleasures


WooHoo!!! First Month Anniversary and CONTEST!!!!


Wow, it's been a month already? LOL!!

Anyways, I figured since it's my first month anniversary I would make a contest of it. Sound good?

Okay, now for the prize.... but first, I'm going to explain how I got it. It was pretty horrible at first but turned out to be good.

I had gone and bought a book about a few weeks ago and when I went to check on whene it would come, I discovered I had accidentally bought two of the same book. Which meant, I spent twice the amount getting the same exact book and the person who sold it to me did nothing about it. JERK! That's all I have to say.

So since I only needed the one book, I figured why not give it away for my first contest. And here it is......

Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Mass Market Paperback: 323 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published Date: October, 13, 2002


Dear Reader,
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power? That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it.

Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: an conservative woman in a button-down shirt. Or in Amanda's case, one buttoned all the way up to her chin. She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal. My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Now I find myself wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist.

Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's any way a woman can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.

Kyrian of Thrace

The Contest

ONE lucky reader will WIN...
Night Pleasures

The contest is open to U.S. residents only
(sorry, can't really afford anything else right now)

The prize will be shipped directly
from me.
NO P.O. Boxes

How to Win

First and foremost, you MUST be a follower.
All entries must be posted before 11pm on:
October 13th, 2009

Winner will be announced:
October 14th 2009

Extra Entry Points!!!

+2 for already a follower(following since BEFORE contest)

+1 for new follower
But you MUST be a follower otherwise your entries do NOT count!

+1 Comment with e-mail address

+1 for voting in the contest poll
(let me know you voted so I can give credit)

+5 If you TWEET about the contest
(Leave a link so Ican give credit)

+10 If you follow me on Twitter:

+15 If you blog about the contest
(leave a link so I can give credit)

+20 for every new follower you bring
(make sure you let me know who you brought)

+2 Rate my Blog
(on my Blogroll just above Followers)

And have fun!!!


Mailbox Monday Week of Sept. 20-26th

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, it is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Click on the link above or the picture to go to Marcia's page and participate.

The Warlord Wants Forever(in the anthology Playing Easy to Get)

By: Kresley Cole
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Pocket (Feb 7, 2007)

Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

Red Handed(from the Teen Alien Huntress series)

By: Gena Showalter
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: MTV(Jun. 19, 2007)

She’s been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us….

Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn — the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has ever seen, she’s brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school.

Except, what her mother doesn’t know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Investigation and Removal agency, where she’ll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone — the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen-year-old agent she met in the woods that night — doesn’t make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules….

My Story Sunday

Sun Never Rises

By: E.R. Faulkner(me)
# Pages: Undetermined... but so far 38 pages.
# Chapters: Undetermined... but so far 7 chapters

This is the book I have been writing for sometime. Unforunately it is not finished, but I'm still working on it one bit at a time. I was hoping to share it with my fellow bloggers and followers.

Each Sunday(hopefully), I'm going to post part of a chapter. And hopefully this will help me to move forward with it faster. Hope everyone likes it....

Chapter 1
Charley Stonewell stood under an oak tree to avoid the rain. She looked across the lawn to a group of people huddled together. They were there to mourn over the deaths of Sophie and Felix Stonewell, her parents. Just a couple of days ago, their bodies were discovered in an alley way, with two puncture wounds in their necks and the blood drained from them. The police filed it as an accident, since there were no witnesses or suspects. But she considered it as murder.

Charley sighed and turned her face away from the funeral. It was hard not to remember the last images she had of them. She was at the coroners, to confirm their identities. She remembered how pallid their skin was and the blue tint to their lips, showing that they were dead for sometime. She shook her head trying to remove the images and think of older ones but couldn’t. Them lying dead on a metal table was all she could see.

Charley decided to leave at that moment, she had already said her last good-byes, and headed for her car. Once she was about a few feet away, she noticed a man leaning against her car. Charley didn’t know what to think at first but then sighed to herself. ‘He probably wants to send his condolences personally and say how they didn’t deserve to die that way. Everybody seemed to be saying the same thing to me over and over again.’ Charley walked up to the side of her car and gave a weak smile to the stranger.

“Hello Charley. You probably don’t know who I am but I definitely know you. I’m Alexander Baleer, your parents’ employer. I came to wish my condolences to you. I knew your parents pretty well, how they were very kind and sweet people. How they didn’t deserve to die that way. It’s terrible.”

Mr. Baleer paused to give her a genuine smile of forgiveness. ‘Ha, I knew it! They say the same thing every time. Ugh!’ Charley smiled back timidly. She decided then to look the man over. He looked like your average business man. He wore a black suit and a bluish tie. Also a black hat and a jacket. She looked down at his shoes, which looked extremely expensive and shiny in the dim light from the sky. That’s when she noticed it started raining harder.

“I’m sorry Mr…..eh…Baleer, right?” she started as she searched her purse for her keys, “But I really must be going. Maybe we can chat about my parents some other time,” she finished as she found her keys.

But no sooner did she have them, when she dropped them. She was about to bend down and pick them up, when Mr. Baleer had them already in his hand. She looked at him in confusion. ‘How did he move that fast. I didn’t even see him move.’

Just then her best friend, Aura, walked up to her.

“Hey, Charley. You should be heading home. I know how you hate to drive in the…”she paused as she took in the scene. Aura than scowled at Mr. Baleer when she noticed he had her friend’s keys.

“Excuse me, buster. Why do you have her keys?” Aura practically yelled. She didn’t bother using her manners when she was angry.
“Please forgive me. She had dropped them and I had merely picked them up for her.” As he immediately handed the keys back to Charley. Charley looked from Aura back to Mr. Baleer. Mr. Baleer then gave a bow. “I originally came to see if you were in need of a job. Since your parents’ death, I am in need of employees. If you would like to work for me, please contact me at any time. Oh, here is my card.” He said the last words as he shoved a hand into a pocket and pulled out a small black card.
He handed it to Charley and then bowed again. “It was a pleasure to finally meet you. I shall speak to you soon. Good-bye.”
He turned around and started walking in the direction where a limo was parked. As he got in, Charley looked down at what the card said:
Mr. Alexander Baleer. Founder and President of S.H.A.D.O.W.S. Incorporated.
Charley looked back up in time to watch the limo drive away. She turned her attention back to the card to read the small print at the bottom.

Protecting humanity one demonic problem at a time.

She wrinkled her nose while she scratched her head out of confusion. ‘Demonic problem? What’s that suppose to mean?’ She thought to herself as she placed the card into her purse and then turned back to Aura.

“Okay…That guy was freaky and what’s with the business outfit? He’s at a funeral for Pete’s sake. Anyways, are you alright? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.” She started shaking Charley by the shoulders.

“I’m fine, just a little freaked out. I can’t believe he was my parents’ employer. And since when did they work for a big business?” She said as she relaxed herself. She turned to her car and unlocked the door.

“Well I should be getting home now.” She said as she was about to sit down in the car.
“Hey, you think I could come over. I mean there’s no way I’m letting you stay home alone in the condition you’re in. We can order pizza and Chinese. I’ll order it if you want?” Aura talked as she walked to her car.

Charley smiled and nodded in agreement. “Sounds great, let’s hurry.”
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Let me know what you think....
P.S. For those who have voted in the poll, please leave a post here stating that you voted so I can give you an EXTRA ENTRY point in my First Ever Contest.


Bitten By Books Contest

RSVP FOR: 9/28 Release Party, Chat and Contest with author Ilona Andrews. Event starts at 10:30 am Central on 9/28. Contest runs until 11:59 pm PDT on 10/4.

Description: Join us with author Ilona Andrews for an release party, chat and contest at http://bittenbybooks.com/. She will also be celebrating her upcoming release On the Edge!!

She is also giving away an amazing Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition - PRS600BC (valued at $300.00) to ONE lucky reader! Contest is open to readers in the US/Canada.

Here are some ways to get EXTRA entries before the contest!

1. RSVP at: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=10377#more-10377 and get 25 entries to the contest when you show up on the day of the event. If you don’t show up and mention your RSVP AND ask a question, you won’t be entered into the contest.

2. Promote the event using on of the three promo ads below. We would like you to re-post these ads linking back to this post here: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=10377 on at another blog, website, Myspace, Ning Group, Facebook, Yahoo Group, Goodreads, Shelfari (any group where it is appropriate). You MUST come back here to this post and add links (preferably in one response) to where you posted the banners and info so we can verify your entries.
Good for 100 entries per place you post the event ad.


Two Contests over at Park-Avenue Princess

ONE Of her LUCKY Readers Will WIN A Button Custom Made for Their Blog!!
Courtesy of Trin and Park-Avenue Princess (Trin's doing the actual work)
This Giveaway is open to EVERYONE. There is NO mail involved!
The most important rule is to follow not only Park-Avenue Princess, but Trin as well. Other than that, the other rules are pretty much easy.
All Entries MUST be in By Midnight October 17th Winner Drawn on the 18th!
P.S. +15 entries for each and every NEW follower you bring to Park-Avenue Princess. They just have to mention that they are NEW in their Post, along with YOUR name! So if you could help me..... *looks away innocently*
Another Contest....
FIVE Lucky Readers will win a copy of LUCAN by Susan Kearney.
The giveaway is open t only residents of the U.S. and Canada. And the book will be shipped by the publisher, so no P.O. Boxes. You MUST be FOLLOWER of her blog in order to enter and then if you want some EXTRA entry points, you just have to do a few things.
CONTEST ENDS: Midnight of October 20th
P.S. +15 extra entries for each and every NEW follower you bring her.


New Poll


This is exactly where I got the name for my blog. It's actually a flair from Facebook. What great inspiration, don't you think?


I have a new poll up and would love for you, my followers, to give me your opinion. I would like to know what you think. Would you rather know what I'm giving away in my first contest or would you like it to be a surprise?

If you reply to the poll, I will make you'll get an EXTRA ENTRY in the contest. Make sure to comment here that you replied to the poll so I can give you the extra entry.


One Month Anniversary Contest at Ellz Readz

Over at Ellz Readz, she is having an awesome contest for her one month blogging anniversary. She is giving away a book and the winner has their choice of which one. The list of books to choose from:

1. Thirst by Christopher Pike
2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
3. Pride by Rachel Vincent
*4. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
5. Prey by Rachel Vincent
*6. The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Petterson
7. Greywalker by Kat Richardson
All you have to do is be her follower and follow her rules. Easy, right? Oh, the contest ends Sept. 12th, her birthday!!! That means, to get an extra entry, you have to tell her what virtual birthday gift you would send her.
So head on over, it ends this weekend!
*= what I'm aiming for, if anyone is interested in knowing ;D


Bookcase Giveaway at Park Avenue Princess AND Bookin' with Bingo

Park Avenue Princess is giving away a bookcase from CSN office furniture. You may pick from the Mylex in Black or the Corner Hanging Shelves! And the winner will get to pick which one they want.
She has simple rules to follow and one is you HAVE to be a follower.
Her contest ends Sept. 24th 2009.

Enter here for Park Avenue Princess's giveaway: http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-bookcase-bookshelf-with-park-avenue.html


Bookin' with Bingo is also giving away a bookcase from CSN. It is a Mylex and comes in Oak or Black. The winner will pick from either the Oak or Black colored Mylex. As well as the bookcase, she is giving away 10... that's right... 10 books, new or arcs.
Again, a major rule is to have to be a follower. Other than that the rest of the rules are easy.
Her contest ends Sept. 26th 2009.

Enter here for Bookin' with Bingo's giveaway: http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/08/extravagant-bingo-bookcase-books.html


So, I'm pretty much saying is... You can double your chances of winning a bookcase if you enter both of these giveaways. And don't worry, it's allowed. So go forth and win a bookcase... Hehe!!!

Too much Stress is bad for You

Let's see.... where to begin...... Ah! Right, I know....

School just started Wednesday, atleast for me it did. It was all good until I found out my first block class, Human Anatomy and Physiology, involved cutting my organs. Yuck! So I immediately went to my guidance counselor, who changed it to Art I for me. I was like "Great, I get to take my art class!!!" And then the worse thing that could happen to me, happened. One of the guys, who hasn't been exactly nice to me over the past two years, was in my class.

So I just dealt with it, thinking, "Atleast this is better than cutting up an eyeball or brain....Hehe... NOT!!!" So I went to my next block, English, and was going to sail right through it... since I love English. But I found out it's Collge Prep(Level I), instead of Level II. I start freaking out again because last year I had College Prep and kept getting F's. So just today, my guidance counselor said I could change it to the lower level, as long as I get a note.

Lunch was awesome. My younger sister and my buddy were in my lunch, so that was good enough for me. Except my younger sister is extremely energetic, so she's pretty much bouncing all over the place at lunch. Not to mention, keeps refusing to get lunch, which isn't good for. Anyways, third block was okay... except said mean guy, was in that class too. Atleast I would be paying more attention to my computer than him. Lastly, fourth block.... CREATIVE WRITING!!! YAY!!! I'm having a blast in that class. A couple of my friends and my buddy are in that class and all we do is learn and write the entire time.

So that's how my classes are going, you can see why I named the title what it is. But there's another reason....

My sister has been kind enough to order me books off amazon. Normally, I get them the very next week. So, she goes and orders me Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I ordered that book almost three weeks ago... THREE WEEKS!!! Everyday I keep freaking out over it more and more. This has never happened to me before. And the only way to get a refund, is to wait until past the expiration date of the last day I could recieve it. That's next Friday. UGH!

Also, I ordered Gena Showalter's new book, The Darkest Whisper. That hasn't arrived either and I ordered it last week. I'm freaking out over that too. Hopefully, the newest book my sister ordered for me won't be late. It's suppose to come sometime between this coming week and two weeks from now.

You can obviously see my stress. Not only over over my classes but also over books I so desperately desire. The stress has gotten so bad, I barely sleep at night and if I'm lucky, I get 6 hours of sleep. I think its because I can't relax enough or long enough to fall asleep and that's bad for a teenager.

I think I've ranted enough for one day. Lately, that's all I've been able to do, is rant...

So I'm official dubbing today Ranting Friday, which will happen every week... hopefully.... So go ahead and leave a message about anything horrible, unnerving, or stressful that happened to you this week. I'll listen, we'll all listen.