Saturday, July 31, 2010

Read - A - Thon - Coming Soon to a Booklover near you!

Book - Savvy is having a Read- a- thon, check it out here.  It goes from 9 am on 8/13 to 9 am on 8/16.
What a great reason to sit home for hours reading and having someone else cook and clean!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29 - What have I been reading?

Hey there blog followers!  Sorry I have been such a slacker with my posting - I have now gotten myself together - so to speak - and therefore I thought I would let you all know what I have been reading while I have not been blogging.

I have just finished my own Shelly Laurenston marathon- The Pride series (four books) in three days.  I read Mane Event, Beast in Him, Mane Attraction, and Mane Squeeze between July 25 and last night.
Before that I read The Gathering Book 1: Hunting Season  also by Shelly Laurenston  - - which started my marathon because I enjoyed it so much.

Before the marathon - I read Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.  This one has been on my TBR for quite some time and I finally got around to reading it.  I truly enjoyed the story and can't wait to read more in the series.  I just grabbed Ink Exchange as my next paper book read.  (My Shelly Laurenston marathon was all read on the Kindle).

During the Read-a-thon I started the Demonica series by Larissa Ione.  I was able to finish only two of the four books during that time frame, but have since finished them all.  The books in this series are:  Pleasure Unbound, Desire Unchained, Passion Unleashed, and Ecstasy Unveiled.  

So - I see a theme here - I will have to start varying my reading a little bit or I am sure to start wondering why my relationship isn't "perfect."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wanna win a signed ARC?

Who doesn't want to win a book?  How about an ARC?  Okay then who wants to win a signed ARC?
If you are that person (I am too!) just swing by Carol's Prints and check out her amazing giveaway!

Confessions of a Bookaholic Giveaway!

Jessica over at Confessions of a Bookaholic is hosting a HUGE giveaway!  Summer Lovin' is 10 days of giveaways - click here to check them all out!  She is also making it possible to sign up for all 10 days on the last day - so if you hear about this late be sure to get signed up for all the giveaways!!!

Got Books? Prize Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by The Wormhole and check it out - oh and for entering my very first contest, in the first event I have participated in!!!

I was a little late with my post and so I was worried I wouldn't get a lot of entries! Wow, was I wrong! I had 173 entries!  I put each entry into a spread sheet and then once everyone had a number, I put it into So....without further delay....... the winner is:  


Thanks again to all who entered!  
Jo, I will be sending you an email, so be thinking of what book you would like to have me order for you!!! 
Please be sure to respond by Friday, July 30, 2010.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Got Books?

Hey there! Sorry my post is late!  I won't make excuses - I will make my contest easy to win!!!
I love books!  That's what this is all about!  
SO - rules  - 
1. Must be 13 or older.
2. Must comment on this post and leave your email address. (one entry)
3. Followers get an extra entry.
4. Must live somewhere that the Book Depository ships to.

See that's easy! What do you win? ONE book - $20.00 or less.  
The book will ship from the Book Depository.   
Contest ends 7/24/10 at midnight!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Will be gone for a few more days - Sorry!

I just wanted to post quickly - I have been gone for a few days - family funeral.  I have been checking my email every couple days - but I will not be posting again until Wednesday.  Thanks to all my followers ---- back with reviews soon.  Contest posting coming up during Got Books!  Check back!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Once Upon a Read-A-Thon - - Day 3

So, once again I am not reading as much as I wanted to - but I have almost finished both my audiobook, Jester by James Patterson (which meas I have spent entirely too much time in my Jeep) and my second book of the read-a-thon, Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione.  Hopefully I will be able to finish both of them early this evening (as I am currently about to get back into my Jeep again).  Hope all who are participating in the read-a-thon are enjoying their books - from the blogs I have been reading - it seems as we are!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon - - Day 2

Okay - so today is day two of the read-a-thon! I awoke and started reading! 
I was able to read Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione 
before I started working on my blog and then was lost in a sea of blog posts!

Now - onto the mini challenges for the day!
Confessions of a Bookaholic wants to know what makes you emotional and what book made you the most emotional - good or bad.

A Blog About Nothing wants to know what book or series you would like to see made into a movie and who you would cast in that movie!

Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf wants us to pick our favorite book, read during this Read-A-Thon, and review it, post the review on her blog and fill out the form to enter the contest!

Book Blogger and Author On-Line Conference - August 6 & 7, 2010!

Goals of the Conference

Authors and Bloggers are both working together online to reach out to readers and spread the word about the books we read and love.  We all face challenges with online promotion that can be alleviated by working together.  By streamlining the process of co-operative work between Authors and Bloggers we can move forward using social media and online outlets to expose more readers to more books.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Once Upon A Read-A-Thon!!!

Mini Challenge Part 1:  Post about your favorite fictional couple and enter to win a copy of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder!

My favorite fictional couple are Kate and Curran.  I enjoy their rocky, challenging relationship and I love the way he tricked her into being his mate.  Not that I am into tricks, but I like it in a story.  We all look for that truly fascinating and fulfilling love.

Mini Challenge Part 2:  Post about a crossover couple you would love to see and enter to win a copy of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Crossover couple...Val Shapiro from Bite Me and Try Me and Tunstell from Gail Carriger's Soulless.
Val is so tough and Tunstell is so sweet, but tough enough to be with someone like her.

Jenn at Book Crazy asked us to:
What I want you to do, since I am a lover of all things music and photo related is to pick one - or both - and put them together!!

Does that make sense? HMM, lets see if I can explain better, basically pick your favorite book and/or character and pair it with a song and/or photo that reminds you of the person or setting in the book!

I have so many books that I love - but if I have to choose one, and apparently I do, I will choose one that hasn't been made into a movie and therefore the people are still in my own head.  I am choosing: Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday Sweet Monday!

In My Mailbox is hosted at The Story Siren.

I have finally admitted to myself (haven't been able to admit it to others out loud) that I have a book problem.  I am trying to NOT buy books, without actually banning them from my day - I have at least been able to not buy LOTS of books.  Instead I have started myself a blogger wish list at Amazon - I add books I find to this list instead of to my cart.  I also have a friend who lets me read A LOT of her books - I will NEVER say that she too has a book problem, but I read a lot of her books and I don't even dent the pile!  I am grateful for the chance to read without deadlines from a selection of books that rivals any I have ever seen!

So without further delay:  

I have fallen in love with the demon doctor! 

Also in my mailbox was a prize!  I won an amazing book cover from Bewitched Bookworms!

Bewitched Bookworms - thanks for the great prize!

Sometimes...I'm a


Mystery Prize #1:

A Bookthingys Booklover Cover

(Hermione Pattern)

I just got my great new book cover in the mail yesterday!  It is very cool.  I am planning to see if I can fit both a paper book and my kindle in it at the same time - wish me luck!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Big Honkin' Contest!

Tara at The Bodacious Pen is having a HUGE contest!  There are many, many prizes!  The contest goes through 7/26 and the winner will be announced on 7/27.  

One Week of Wolves!!! - - Vivian Arend - - - July 27 - August 3, 2010

Vivian Arend is having a contest!  Click here to get to her blog and get more information.  Go check it out!

Contains the following two novellas
Wolf Signs
Robyn’s deafness doesn’t stop her from taking the backcountry trip she’s been craving. Meeting a hot, ripped hunk-of-male at the Yukon cabin starts cravings of a different kind. And raises questions about wolves, mates, and duels to the death.
He wanted a quiet retreat before challenging for the pack Alpha position. Keil wasn’t planning on meeting his mate or discovering she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf to go along with her attitude…
Wolf Flight
Tad’s workaholism keeps his bush-pilot company in the air, and his inner werewolf in check. Letting it lose would mean compromising his human principles. Then Missy re-enters his life, and their chemistry is off the charts, pushing him closer to the step he’s not sure it’s safe to take.
A wolf pack is a dangerous place to have secrets, and Missy’s corrupt Alpha has sniffed out her carefully hidden Omega powers. Her only choice is to get to Tad, and hope like hell his untapped powers are strong enough to negate her own…

Friday, July 9, 2010

It's Friday!!!

Greetings once again!  It is Friday - thank goodness!  I am always pleased to find Friday has arrived!
As you can see I had a hard time choosing my pictures this week - so we benefit from a selection!
This week we are telling some of our favorite authors and why we love them - so...
My list of favorite authors grows almost with each new book, but I have to choose one for this (at least I picked to choose only one) so I am going to choose Larissa Ione.  I have just finished the first book in her Demonica series (the rest of the series is ordered already and I am counting the days!)  I have chosen her because I am a huge sucker for the perfect man.
Thanks for hopping by, stopping by, jumping over, or leaping my way!  I hope you enjoy The Wormhole!

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Crazy For Books! You can catch the link here!

Follow my Book Blog Friday is hosted at Parajunkee's View.  You can catch that link here!

Come on and join in the fun!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Got Books?

1st Daughter at There's a Book and GMR at Insatiable Readers say:  "We all love books, right? Well, I’m taking a guess that at least you or someone in your life that you really really love is mad about them the way I am. Well, maybe not that extreme; living on 3 hours of sleep a day due to severe reading addictions are worth seeing a professional over…possibly. Considering that you are here because you love them, then you don’t want to miss this next great book event!"
They also said:
"In an effort to spread some bookish love, the fabulous GMR from Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers and myself have put our heads together to come up with Got Books? An annual (and possibly bi-annual) event that takes place over two days, July 23-24, 2010."

I will be hosting my very first contest  here at The Wormhole during Got Books!  Be sure to mark the dates and stop back to enter!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

W...W...W... Wednesday!

W...W...W... Wednesdays is hosting at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?
What am I reading? Currently I am reading a number of books, but I am only listing two here:
The Hidden Queen by Alma Alexander

Amazon Product Description:

The life Anghara knows has ended; everyone she loved is dead or doomed. And now she must flee far from her home or die at the hands of her half-brother Sif. A defenseless child is adrift in an unfamiliar world, pursued by the minions of a false king whose brutality knows no bounds. But Anghara has a great destiny that reaches beyond the borders of the troubled realm she must one day rule -- and a miraculous gift to be awakened in secret and fortified in a distant desert land at once beautiful, mysterious, and perilous: an awesome and frightening power called Sight.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer.
Amazon Product Description:
Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

What did I finish reading lately? I have finished a few books lately, the last two are:
Pleasure Unbound: A Demonica Novel by Larissa Ione

Amazon Product Description:

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .
She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...

Leader of the Pack: Tales of an Urban Werewolf by Karen MacInerney

Amazon Product Description:


On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman’s dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin’s most respected accounting firm (not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend). But there’s one Sophie would rather keep under wraps: she is a werewolf.

Sophie’s life gets a little more hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in the Live Music Capital to attend the werewolves’ annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter. But Luc’s plans fall apart after he’s accused of murder and arrested by his archrival, Wolfgang, leader of the Houston pack (and one notoriously dirty dog). Wolfgang drools at the thought of Luc’s impending execution, but Sophie won’t let her father die without a fight. Determined to prove his innocence, she and her friends set out to find the real killer. Along the way, Sophie must deal with taboo attractions, Machiavellian intrigues, sinister agendas, and hair-raising betrayals.

What do I plan to read next? I have a TBR stack that rivals Mount Baker, but I am hoping to finish all of the books I am currently reading and then read the rest of the books in both of the series I just started.  The Tales of an Urban Werewolf series, as I started mistakenly with book 3 and the remaining books in the Demonica series as well.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosting by Breaking the Spine.

Amazon Product Description:

It’s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn’t slowing down—and he won’t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . .
Dru’s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru’s heart get in the way of her survival?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading!  Thanks so much. 

My teaser this week is from Pleasure Unbound: A Demonica Novel (Book 1) by Larissa Ione.

"Danger followed in his wake...followed, because it wouldn't dare get in his way."

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday -

Greetings! Wow - Monday again - where does the time go! What am I reading? What's in my mailbox?
What are you reading is hosted at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books and Mailbox Monday is hosted at The Printed Page.

Currently I am reading a few different books.  
I am listening to Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts while I am in my Jeep.
I am reading Hidden Queen by Alma Alexander on the Kindle.
I am reading  Wereling by Steve Feasey
I am reading Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu On-Line.
Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis is my purse book and I just started 
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer.
I have just finished reading: (I will post short reviews of these shortly)
Leader of the Pack: Tales of an Urban Werewolf by Karen MacInerney on the Kindle, but I was unaware until I was finished with it that it is book 3 in the series. So I will be going back to read the first two.  
Sanctuary Unbound: Red Rock Pass Book 4 by Moira Rogers
Short Stories from Red Rock by Moira Rogers
I have finally finished Even Money by Dick Francis.
I listened to Origin in Death by JD Robb in my Jeep on the way to a friends for a few days.
13 To Life by Shannon Delany
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Mark by Jen Nadol
and Wings by Aprilynne Pike.

I also brought home - so not really my mailbox - the following titles from a friend's house!
13 to Life by Shannon Delany (which I have already read)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (which I have started)
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
Deception: A Haunting Emma Novel by Lee Nichols
Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey (sequel to Hearts at Stake)
Assissin's Honor: An Order of the Sicari Novel by Monica Burns
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Friday! Let's Hop!!!

Friday - Book Blogger Hop!  It's hosted by Crazy-For-Books!  It's a great chance to go to other blogs and checking them out to see what we are all reading! 
Blog Twist: Question: Name and why you started blogging. -- My name is Beverly and I started blogging 2 years ago when I signed up for 23 Things on a Stick!

Thanks for stopping by on the hop! Please leave me a comment so I know you were here! Enjoy the hop!

Dark Divine Trailer! and a contest that is amazing to boot!!!

Please go to Bree's blog 
and check out the trailer 
for her book Dark Divine by clicking here!

It's a followers Contest - check it out!

Katelyn at The Bookshelf Sophisticate is having a 200+ followers Contest!  She is currently looking for requests for prize choices!