Update: Winners, Giveaways & Life

Hey guys! I apologize for my radio silence as of late, my life has been a little hectic. So I have a lot of catching up to do!

First order of business, two lucky gals entered and won our Cindy C. Bennett Author Spotlight Giveaways. The first, an ebook copy of Geek Girl was won by Cassandra. The second, an ebook copy of Immortal Mine was won by Martha. Congrats to you both! I will be in touch with the author and you should be receiving your prizes soon.

Second, I did promise an BotM Giveaway for April. Well, I had no clue what to giveaway, sorry for my delay. That crux was resolved, as I just read a book that I thoroughly enjoyed The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa. It was amazing and a review should be up within a couple of days. The giveaway will be available in both Hardcover and ebook and yes that includes international. I’ve just discovered the awesomeness that is the Book Depository and if they ship in the winner’s area (country) then that format (hardcover) will be available to said winner. To enter this Rafflecopter Giveaway, Click Here Good luck!

Nov BotM Winner + Dec’s BotM

Ok… I know I’m late getting the BotM info out this month and I apologize. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed as of late…

As many of you know, the November Book of the Month was Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The winner of which is Anatea. Congratulations!

I would like to keep my monthly BotM giveaway going, however, I have no clue as to which book to pick. I’ve been running back and forth and have been unable to make up my mind. After all, I read so many amazing novels last month… With that being said, I have decided to not pick any book at all. Instead, I will be giving away a $10 Amazon.com gift card. So this month is definitely different as it will be you picking out the book you want.

Also for the first time, I will by hosting a giveaway through Rafflecopter. So to enter, click here. Good luck!

Oct BotM Winner + Nov BotM Giveaway

First, the winner of our October Book of the Month (BotM) is Susan. Congratulations! I hope you love the book as much as I did. Now, due to the large turnout this giveaway received… I’m going to do something outside of my norm. Are you curious yet? I hope so… šŸ™‚ I have decided to giveaway two copies of Cinder. So the lucky second winner is: Duks. Congrats! I will be in touch tomorrow to get your mailing addresses. I’ve been truly swamped today. šŸ˜¦

For those of you who entered and did not win (even those that did win), here is your shot to win another free book. November’s BotM is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The same rules apply as they did for my previous BotM. You get one entry for entering your name and email. You get two entries for following my blog (this includes confirming the subscription). Every email is allowed a maximum of 3 entries. All multiple entries are voided. This month however, I am only asking the winner what format he/she wants it in. It is available in Hardcover, Paperback and Ebook. The giveaway ends November 30th 2012 and the winner will be announced December 1st. Good luck!

Book Review + Giveaway: Wrecked

Title: Wrecked

Author: Elle Casey

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Blurb: If you liked The Breakfast Club and The Swiss Family Robinson, you’ll love WRECKED! An ill-fated Caribbean cruise and four teenagers: a nerd, a jock, a mouse, and a beauty queenā€¦an island, a treehouse, some nefarious interlopersā€¦life and deathā€¦fear and loathingā€¦love and laughter. Follow Jonathan, Kevin, Candi and Sarah as they find their typical high school lives and their worlds totally WRECKED.

My Review: “This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S” Haha, I swear I’m done and just had to get it out of my system. (You’ll understand aft reading the book.) I’ll be honest and say that with the exception of Lord of the Flies that I read in my childhood and just vaguely remember, I haven’t read many stranded-on-an-island type books. But I absolutely love this novel! It has four very dynamic characters. A crazy story line. Lots of action, romance and humor.

For a quick synopsis: two families from opposite sides of the track go on a cruise together for business purposes. Their kids, each have two- a boy and a girl are polar opposites of each other. Their parents make them play nice and they are forced to spend time together. Yet one night amid an extreme storm these four kids end up stranded on an island. They adapt to their surroundings and learn how to survive. However, they have no idea of the danger they are in…

The story is very well set up and is truly a roller coaster of a ride. I absolutely love it! It was funny and I spent most of the book seriously LOLing. Casey follows her theme of keeping he readers laughing. It’s romantic and it is mostly PG-13- until they get it on. Then it is still PG-13 because it is done in it a very classy and non steamy way. šŸ˜‰ Kind of like: We started kissing, he looks me in the eyes and asks me if I’m sure and then we did it. It’s realistic and follows the natural order of things. After all it is our reality that teens out there are having sex and those that aren’t, there friends are doing it. Wrecked is exciting and keeps you on your toes, never knowing what to expect. The characters are pretty dynamic and undergo a lot of character development. The book ends and almost all of the characters are 180 from the who they started off as.

  • Jonathan- is a true nerd and he manages to have an explanation for everything. (I learned a few things from him.) He is confident and honest and a very analytical person.
  • Candi- is self conscious and one of those people who doesn’t see herself clearly. She is sweet and can be passive but protects the people she cares about.
  • Kevin- is the popular jock who’s really a nice guy.
  • Sarah- appears to be the conceited bitch. She pretends to be shallow and at first appears to be the epitome of a bitch. But turns out that she really is a thoughtful and caring person.

Wreck is a fun book to read. I am excited with Casey’s announcement of a sequel coming out. It’s funny and romantic and it’s unpredictable and action packed. Luckily Elle Casey is giving away two ebook copies of this book. You will therefore have an opportunity to see this for yourself. To enter just fill out the form below. The winner will be announced Sunday October 14th. You therefore have until the 13th to enter.

October BotM Giveaway

What is the BotM Giveaway? Every month I will pick the book that I enjoyed reading the most in the previous month. The giveaway will last all month. The first of the month will be used to notify and announce the winner and to name the next BoTM.

So today being the first I am happy to announce that October’s BotM is:

Once again, every person will be allowed a maximum of three entries. One entry will be given for supplying the required information of Name, Email, and Format. The formats being offered are hardcover, paperback and ebook. Those of you who follow this blog will be given an additional two entries.

The winner will be announced November 1st and will be allowed 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within that time frame, another winner will be announced. Best of luck!

*Please note: There is no age limit. HOWEVER, you must get permission to participate from a parent or guardian if you are under 18! If you win and choose a physical book I will need your mailing address, so please ASK FIRST!

If you are having trouble using the contact form feel free to contact me at TiffanyTheBookLover[at]gmail[dot]com and please provide the requested information.

Giveaway Winner Announcement

So, I had two giveaways end yesterday. First, I would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and for those of you who helped make this Author Spotlight successful. Winners, I sincerely hope you enjoy your prize!

As for the Book of the Month (BotM) Giveaway, the lucky winner is Kelslove who won a hardcover copy of Forbidden. Congratulations!

The next is from the Author Spotlight Giveaway. Margaret Chatwin is generously giving away a paperback copy of all three of her published works to Alex. Congratulations Alex!
Update: Due to Alex not claiming his prize within the allotted 48 hours the winner is Lisa. Congrats Lisa!

I have a lot more exciting giveaways to come and hope that you guys stay tuned and take out the time to enter. šŸ™‚

BotM Winner Announcement + Sept. BotM

Many of you entered the August BotM Giveaway in the hopes of winning a copy of Shatter Me. Well today I am happy to announce the winner. As previously stated, the winner was picked using random.org and she is Valerie. Congratulations Valerie! Thank you to everyone who participated and best of luck in the giveaways to come.

This is my second month hosting a Book of the Month Giveaway which once again is my way of promoting MY favorite book of the month. However, in being honest I will admit that I am having a tough time picking just one book. So this month I will be attempting something different. Due to my dilemma, I will allow you to decide between the two books. The books of the Month for September will be:

The Forbidden and Fifty Shades of Grey Giveaway ends September 30th. Every person will be allowed a maximum of three entries. One in choosing the book and one in choosing the format and the last in following this blog. Forbidden will be offered in Paperback, Hardcover and Ebook. Fifty Shades of Grey will only be offered in Paperback and Ebook. Every entrant will be emailed and notified of how many entries they have qualified for.

The winner will be announced October 1st and will be allowed 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within that time frame, another winner will be announced. Best of luck!

To enter the Giveaway please go here.