Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

Title:  A Need So Beautiful
Author:  Suzanne Young
Publication date:  June 21, 2011
Suzanne Young's:  blog | twitter | facebook
Pre-order it here:  IndieBound | Amazon | Borders | B & N
Add it to your:  Goodreads | Shelfari LibraryThing
Summary (from Suzanne's Blog):
Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger. 
There have been others before who’ve felt the Need, but they’re gone—erased from the memories of everyone whose lives they had touched. It's as though they never existed. This is the fate that awaits Charlotte. But the last thing Charlotte wants to do is disappear, to be Forgotten. She wants to stay with her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. She wishes she could just ignore the Need, but she can’t. And as everyone important in her life begins to slowly forget her, she has to decide if she’ll fight the Need in order to remain herself—no matter how dark the consequences. 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Giveaway!! Bonded by Blood by Laurie London!

My friend Laurie London's debut novel arrives in stores today, and I am very excited to celebrate by giving away two copies of Bonded by Blood here on The Eager Readers.   :-)

Title:  Bonded by Blood (A Sweetblood Novel)
Author:  Laurie London
Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.
For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her….
Click here to read an excerpt.

Want to learn more about the Sweetblood series?  Visit Laurie London's website and be sure to check out her Bonded by Blood blog tour:

Escapism Through Books - January 18
Literary Escapism - January 18
Candace’s Book Blog - January 19
Silk and Shadows - January 20
Demonlovers Books and More - January 24
All Things Urban Fantasy - January 27
Just Your Typical Book Blog - January 27
Harlequin’s Paranormal Romance Blog - January 28
Romance Reviews Today - January 31
VampChix  - February 1
Veranda View - February 1
Night Owl Reviews - February 2
Mo’s Book Buzz live chat - February 2 - 9pm Eastern
LovLivLife Reviews - February 3
RomCon - February 4
Madame D’s Boudoir - February 5
Star-Crossed Romance - February 7
Desert Island Keepers - February 8 and 9
Shy Writers - February 14
Savvy Authors - February 15
Reading Between the Wines - February 18
Smexy Books - February 21
Romance University - February 231st 
Turning Point - February 25
Cheeky Reads - March 1
LoveRomancePassion - March 3
MuseTracks - March 7
Qwillery - March 16

Contest Details:

First prize (two winners):

Contest deadline:
February 1st at 11:59 pm (PST)

How to Enter:
Fill out the form below.  *required*
This giveaway is open to our US & international followers ages 18 & up (so long as The Book Depository ships to your location - click here for their current country list). 

Extra Entries:
Stop by Laurie's blog, facebook page, or twitter to earn extra entries!  :-)
+1  Follow Laurie's blog 
+1  "Like" Laurie's facebook page
+1  Follow Laurie on twitter 
+2  Help spread the word about this giveaway on your blog/facebook/twitter

Teaser Tuesday: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

My teaser:
"Whatever it was in the woods, it followed her.  Out of the corner of one eye, she thought she saw the edge of a dark something.  Then there was another at her left.  Figures, tall and long, rushed through the black gate of trees on either side of her, their movements too fast."
- page 117 of Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along!  Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share a few 'teaser' sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include major spoilers.
  • Share the title and author, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teaser!

Happy Winter! :)

Hope you are all having a lovely January!  :-)  We fell out of our blogging routine while dealing with computer woes and enjoying the holidays with family and friends, but it is fun to jump back into the thick of things and we look forward to hearing what all of you have been up to lately.  What books have you fallen in love with so far this winter?  Some of our family's favorite winter-break reads were Ellen Potter's The Kneebone Boy, Richelle Mead's Last Sacrifice, and the first two books in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series.  What books are you most eagerly anticipating in 2011?