Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TRY A NEW GENRE & WIN

TRY A NEW GENRE & WIN

On July 2nd, we launched the Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Try a New Genre & Win contest. There  is one day to go, so while there is still time to take part, you need to get reading!

We started out with 200 books to giveaway, so first check the Read a New Genre FB group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/311838205606591/) to see if there are any copies left, but if not, you can still participate, by finding a new-to-you genre book at the library, borrow one from a friend, or support one of the great authors sponsoring this contest. Read below to see how it all works. If you already know, and are participating, this is just a reminder that there are only 14 days left. And don't forget, the person who participates the most on the Facebook group wins a $50 gift card. Go on, be a chatterbox! :)


How It Works

PERSUADE US . . .

We're all different and what we like to read is no exception. However, sometimes it's fun to change things up a bit and try something new. We're going to help with that, by giving the first 200 lucky readers to ask us an ebook for free. All we ask is that the book they request is in a genre they don't read, or read a long time ago and drifted out of.

Each participating author will offer ten books for free (we'll give you a list of what's available). But if you don't manage to get in fast enough and there aren't any books left, don't worry, you're still eligible for the Take a Walk on the Wild Side contest. Find a book in a new-to-you genre, whether at the library, from a friend, or if you want to support the wonderful authors involved in this contest by buying one of their books, so much the better!

Read the book—the contest runs for four weeks, so you've got time—then write a paragraph on the contest's Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/311838205606591/) about what surprised and delighted you about the genre you just read. You can also include a short paragraph on the genre you usually read and why you love it. Help convince other readers to give a new genre a try!

We're going to encourage people to like the paragraphs that inspired them to read a new genre, and the five entries with the most likes will go to a well-known book blogger (with names redacted) to choose the winner of the $200 gift card.

BE A CHATTERBOX . . .

This is one place where being a chatterbox will get you sent to the top of the class, not to detention. We want people talking about the books they're reading, swopping recommendations, and generally connecting over new genres, so we've got a $50 gift card prize to the person who interacts the most on the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/311838205606591/).

Good luck, everyone, this is going to be a lot of fun!

And here are the amazing authors involved in sponsoring this contest:


Meet the awesome authors involved in sponsoring this contest. We have a mixture of NYT bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers & international bestsellers:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dead Sea Games: Adrift

 

Dead Sea Games: Adrift was an e-book I read by J. Whitworth Hazzard.  It is set in New York City where the Dead Sea covers the sidewalks and Zombies walk about just outside the cells.

One young man has been studying martial arts and he plays a game which involves surviving by killing Zombies. His friends call him Deathwish.  He really does not care what happens to him as he feels dead all ready.

He tries to save a neighbor and her son and finds that he needs the help of his friends to survive.

A very well written tale.  I liked it even though I would not normally read this type of book, but it fit the body of water catagory of this challenge.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Mystery at Jamestown


The Mystery at Jamestown: First Permanent English Colony in America! by Carole Marsh is part of America's National Mystery Book Series. It uses the names of real kids and real places.  There are internet connections that allow children to do some activities.

History is taught in a manner that is suitable for young children.  They learn about the places the children visit and follow them while they solve a mystery.  In this came the children follow clues and are looking for the person who stole some bones in order to clear their friends father of the theft.

I liked the way the mystery is presented and enjoyed learning more about American History in the process.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Violet Shadows

 



Violet Shadows by Melanie Rose is an e-book that I read for the color catagory of What's in A Name 2015.

It takes place during World War II.  Marie Severin is a member of the resistence whose real name is Violet. .She sews things for other people. A French gendarme invites to go on a picnic and later on in the book she saves his life.

Violet faints while they are escaping France and when she wakes up, Phillipe Gautier, the former gendarme, tells her that he told the hospital staff they were husband and wife.  She does not object.

I would have liked to know if they had really married but it is not important in the story.  Along the way, they rescue a dog that is skin and bones and call him Os which is a term for bone.  They all survive the war and return to France to see the lady who ran the boarding house where Marie/Violet had lived.  It was a very good book.



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Inheriting His Secret Christmas Baby



Inheriting His Secret Christmas Baby by Heidi Betts is my choice for family relationship.  Trevor Jarrod had a one night stand that resulted in the woman having a baby.  The baby's mother died two months after giving birth and Bradley was being raised by his aunt Haylie.  Once paternity is established Trevor says they will be married.  The lady refuses and leaves town.  Does he really love her or does he just want to have his son in his life.

This is a great ending to the six books about the Jarrod Dynasty.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What an Animal 2015



1.. That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook
2. Cat Man Deux (A Mo the Shelter Cat Mystery) by Maureen Murphy Williams
3. Catastrophe (A Mo the Shelter Cat Mystery) by Maureen Murphy Williams 
4.  Knitting Bones (A Needlecraft Mystery #11)  by Monica Ferris
5.  Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown
 6. Borrowed Crime: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery by Laurie Cass
 7. A Root Awakening  (A Flower Shop Mystery, #16) by Kate Collins
 8.  Buy A Whisker by Sofie Ryan
 9. Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley
10.  Book Clubbed (Booktown Myster #8) by Lorna Barrett
11. Lemon pies and Little White Lies by Ellery Adams
12. Catnapped! (A Dead-End Job Mystery, #13) by Elaine Viets
13.  Meow If It's Murder by T. C. Lo Tempio
14.  Hiss and Tell by Claire Donally
15. . The Book Stops Here (A Bibliophile Mystery, #8) by Kate Carlisle 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Claiming Her Billion-Dollar Birthright


This is the first book in a series about the Jarrod Family. They are written by different authors but united under Silhouette's Desire imprint.  It is written by Maureen Child.

This book introduces Erica Prentice who was Don Jarrod's child by a woman he loved while separated from his wife. Erica did not know about this until after he died. Don's will left her a portion of the estate but she had to move to Aspen. The lawyer who delivered the news to her, christian Hanford, fell in love with her almost immediately. The problem was that he had a clause in his contract that he could not be with a Jarrod or he would be fired.

I am using this for the _ing of the What's in a Name.

I am reading the rest of the series.