Parajunkee’s View Vampire Challenge 2011

I’m signing up for my third challenge for 2011. This one is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and the rules are short and sweet: The Challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. The Challenge is to read 20 books that have a vampire as a main character, either protag or antagonist. I should […]

— Posted December 6, 2010 by Carmel / 3 Comments

Giveaway: $35 at CSN Stores

CSN Stores is offering a $35 one-time-use promotional code to my followers! This giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents only. CSN Stores have tons of awesome products like stylish furniture, leather messenger bags, and great cookware. This code is valid at over 200 online stores! I don’t know about you, but I still […]

— Posted December 6, 2010 by Carmel / 68 Comments

In My Mailbox (3)

Hosted by The Story SirenThis week I received my first ARC from NetGalley! I’m so excited to finally be able to count myself among the readers of eBooks. These books count towards my Book Buying Ban goal for December 2010. Lost Voices by Sarah PorterI’ve come across a number of mermaid books lately and admittedly, […]

— Posted December 5, 2010 by Carmel / 24 Comments

Review: My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

Title: My Soul to TakeAuthor: Rachel VincentPublisher: HarlequinRelease Date: 2009Pages: 384 From Amazon.caShe doesn’t see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the […]

— Posted December 4, 2010 by Carmel / 5 Comments

Follow My Blog Friday & Book Blogger Hop (7)

This blogger hop was created by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.Follow my blog Friday was created by ParaJunkee’s View.It’s Friday already? LOL Where has the week gone? I’ve been slacking on my book reviews this week because my eyes still need tons of breaks after my Lasik eye surgery last week. But I am happy […]

— Posted December 3, 2010 by Carmel / 24 Comments

Contest: 150 Followers Giveaway Update

Well I’ve blown my 150 follower target out of the water! A big thank you to everyone who’s signed up and helped spread the word! There’s still time to get in if you haven’t yet. Currently, I’m at 249 followers with 273 entries and counting. This means that there will be TWO WINNERS and if […]

— Posted December 2, 2010 by Carmel / 3 Comments

Book Buying Ban: December 1-31, 2010 (1)

Christmas is less than a month away. Crazy I know! As a result, I’m imposing a book buying band upon myself for the month of December (1-31). I recently splurged and bought a Kobo eReader so, to make up for my new toy I will be getting my books from places other than Amazon. I’m […]

— Posted December 1, 2010 by Carmel / 4 Comments

Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011

I’m signing up for my second challenge EVER! This one his hosted by Book Chick City. The rules are quite simple, in a nutshell you must read a minimum of 24 horror & urban fantasy books between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Be sure you click on the above challenge button for full […]

— Posted November 30, 2010 by Carmel / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday: BFF Characters (6)

Hosted by Jessi of The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic: Top Ten Characters I Wish I Could Be BFF’s With! 1 Faythe Sanders from Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series. She’s just a great all around character. Always the first person to stand up for those she loves and never afraid to go the extra […]

— Posted November 30, 2010 by Carmel / 11 Comments

Review: On the Prowl by Karen MacInerney

Title: On the ProwlAuthor: Karen MacInerneyPublisher: Ballantine BooksRelease Date: 2008Pages: 384 Talk about a bad-hair day! Sophie Garou is a master at taming her inner beast, which comes in handy since she’s a werewolf. With a big promotion at work and a supersexy boyfriend, Heath (whom she recently spotted leaving a jewelry store with a […]

— Posted November 29, 2010 by Carmel / 8 Comments