September 25th, 2012

Book Related Cool Stuff | Vol. 2.3

Latest Edition of Book Related Cool Stuff!

Clothing

How cool is this scarf!?

Lowercase Scarf by littlefactory.com

Little Factory also offers coasters with the letters too!

They’re back!

I bought this shirt a while ago and I LOVE it! It’s a part of Woot!’s Halloween 2012 collection along with a few other pretty cool Halloween related shirts. But this one. It’s the best!


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First off, November 1 may be my new favorite day of the year! So many awesome new releases in books today!

This post is dedicated on one of my most favorite adult paranormal/urban fantasy series about some kick ass vampires! The Chicagoland Vampires series stars Merit who weilds a katana and serves her maker, leige, Master vampire Ethan Sullivan as Sential of Cadogan House.

I gave the very first book in this series, Some Girls Bite, the ballsy award. It was an amazing book that looked at how a new born vampire, Merit, joins the ranks of the Cadogan House and kicks just about everyones ass on the way to, basically, 3rd in command. I highly recommend this series. Check out my reviews:

Some Girls Bite

Friday Night Bites (no official review)

Twice Bitten

Hard Bitten (no official review — MAJOR cliffhanger!)

My copy of Drink Deep will be awaiting me on my porch when I get home this evening, along with my copies of Crossed by Ally Condie and Reckoning by Lili St. Crow!

Giveaway

To celebrate today’s release of Drink Deep I will personally be ordering a copy for one of my readers! I will buy it in either paperback or eBook (Nook, Kindle, Kobo) as long as the price is comparable to other retailers. I will also ship internationally from The Book Depository!

Rules
  • One entry per person via 1 blog comment. (Be sure to put your email address in the comment form, not in your comment!)
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Shipping internationally via The Book Depository’s ship to list only!
  • Ends midnight, 11/03/11 Eastern time.
  • Winner will be announced 11/04/11 and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping info.

Happy November 1st!

Additional Open Giveaways:
  1. Giveaway: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Book and DVD Bundle – Ends 11/03/11
  2. Trailer and Giveaway: Destined (House of Night, #9) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast – Ends 11/03/11
  3. Giveaway: ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 DVD – Ends 11/03/11

 


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American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout

336 pages, Mira, (2011-02-22)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Procurement

An eARC was provided by Mira/Harlequin via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 3

Setting: 3

Writing: 2

Originality: 4

Characters: 3

Romance: 3

Overall: 18/30 = 60% D – It was OK

(2 stars per Goodreads)

Cover/Title Bonus: 0

Overall

A mystery driven (lacking) romance between a bitchy human and a selfish vampire stuck in the middle of no where surrounded by crazy country hicks.

Continue reading…


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Chloe Neill revealed the cover for the fifth book of her Chicagoland Vampires series, Drink Deep.

 

Drink Deep will release November 2011. The fourth book, Hard Bitten releases May 5th.

This series has won my “Ballsy” award on several occasions.

Series

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1)

352 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-04-07) $10.08 (Amazon.com)

My Review

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2)

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-10-06) $10.20 (Amazon.com)

No official review.

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3)

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2010-07-06) $10.20 (Amazon.com)

My Review

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 4)

368 pages, NAL, (2011-05-03) $9.81 (Amazon.com)


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Orbit has released the cover of Gail Carriger’s next installment of The Parasol Protectorate series, Heartless.

I am NOT a fan of this cover! I’m hating the model and her hair, and the way she’s looking directly out at us. And the back photo is subpar compared to the amazing art work that was used on the previous books (although the giant castle is pretty cool)! The purple I can deal with but BLAH! Highly disappointed in this cover.

But this cover will not stop me from drinking this book in as soon as I can get my bloody hands on it! I LOVE this series with a passion. They are so much fun, witty, and full of loveable characters.

My Reviews

Soulless    |    Changeless   (no formal review)  |    Blameless

Series

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

384 pages, Orbit, (2009-10-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

400 pages, Orbit, (2010-04-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

384 pages, Orbit, (2010-09-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

400 pages, Orbit, (2011-07-01)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)


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Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6) by Richelle Mead594 pages, Razorbill, (2010-12-07)

$17.99 (Amazon.com)

Procurement

I purchased the Kindle edition.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! A+

Cover/Title Bonus: 3

Overall

An amazing ending to an awesome, kick ass series.

Continue reading…


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St. Martin’s Press has released the book trailer for the upcoming release (May 25, 2010) of Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.

As if starting high school isn’t hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that? — Amazon

If you’ve read Sherrilyn’ Kenyon’s adult Dark-Hunter series then you may recall who Nick is. And I’m sure you won’t want to miss out of unveiling his childhood.

Trailer

Download the song from the trailer!
Read an excerpt (or listen to chapter 1!).

I’ll be anxious to read this one. I’m a bit behind on the current Dark-Hunter releases but I’m keeping them for that day when I really need something comforting and reliable. :)


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This weeks “First Line Friday” comes from a long awaited release in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound.

There’s a big difference between death threats and love letters—even if the person writing the death threats still claims to love you. –page 11, Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

What an opening! :) I’m currently on page 200 and I’m wondering where this is all going. :( Not too much action so far and I have my ideas on where it’ll end up but I’m wanting “more”. :(

Spirit Bound was released this week.

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead


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