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Girl of Nightmares: review and giveaway!

Girl of Nightmares: review and giveaway!

Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2)by Kendare Blake “It’s probably going to be blood,” Thomas says in a regretful tone that doesn’t match the devious excitement in his eyes. “It’s almost always about blood.” If your dead, ghostly girlfriend sacrificed herself for you, you’d hope she’d at least finally be at peace, right? But it turns out poor Anna is still a lost, unmoored soul, and Cas Lowood is still haunted by her face everywhere he goes. In this sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, which was one of my favorite books from 2011, Cas must find out what’s happened to the girl he loves, all the while uncovering more long-held secrets from his past. Sequels are always a tricky business, so I breathed a sigh of relief when I found that it was easy to immerse myself in this world again. I love the dark beauty of Kendare Blake’s writing… Read more »

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event recap: LA Times Festival of Books 2012 and giveaway!

event recap: LA Times Festival of Books 2012 and giveaway!

Every time the lovely ♥ Rachel ♥ stops by the blog, she always has fantastic bits of author news that I haven’t heard elsewhere, so I was thrilled to hear she wanted to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival Books for us.  As if that weren’t exciting enough, Rachel is such a sweetie that she also has an autographed copy of Deb Caletti’s new book to give away! Read on to see how you can win. ~ Wendy I just like to say thanks again to Wendy inviting me to share my experience! Aaron Karo, Abby McDonald, Tristan Bancks Attending the Event: This was my first year attending the Festival, so I was pretty excited to go. So armed with sun block, a camera, and my husband’s muscles (books are heavy!) I was ready to tackle this large event. I had read schedules, knew which panels I wanted to attend and… Read more »

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Literary Swoon, Day Eight: Kendare Blake

Literary Swoon, Day Eight: Kendare Blake

Kendare Blake’s debut YA horror novel Anna Dressed in Blood is the deliciously creepy story of a 17-year-old boy, the ghosts he lays to rest, and the girl he loves…who just happens to be dead. What does the author of such an unorthodox love story find romantic? Kendare elaborates below for our Literary Swoon series! If you’ve ever felt unnoticed or nervous or lonely in the middle of a crowd, this book may hit all your buttons. (Don’t forget, there will be a spoiler below.) Kendare Blake’s Favorite Romantic Book Scene I went staring through my bookshelves for this one. I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but it’s certainly memorable. This is the scene from Maeve Binchy’s Circle of Friends. The big, ballroom dance scene, where everyone is gussied up in their finest, and big-hearted, funny Benny is being noticed as a surprise beauty, rather than a barrel of laughs… Read more »

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more freebies & deals + guest post on The Happy Booker!

more freebies & deals + guest post on The Happy Booker!

‘Tis the season for giving, and some of our favorite publishers are feeling mighty generous! Check out some of the great freebies and deals below, which can be read on your e-reader or on your computer or Smartphone with any of the free reading apps. Don’t forget to double-check the price before buying though, as there’s no telling how long some of these deals will last. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Darksideby Beth FantaskeyThis book about a 17-year-old girl who is suddenly told she is a long-long Romanian Vampire Princess has gotten some great reviews, and is currently free for Kindle and Nook. Goy Crazyby Melissa SchorrRachel’s Jewish grandmother says “Don’t go with the goyim!” but she can’t seem to help herself. This YA romance sounds pretty funny and cute, and is free for Kindle at the moment! Into the Wildby Erin HunterThis middle grade fantasy series is very… Read more »

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Anna Dressed in Blood: review

Anna Dressed in Blood: review

Anna Dressed in Bloodby Kendare Blake Have you ever stood in your house, listening to a quiet, unfamiliar noise, and felt the hair raise on the back of your neck? Cas Lowood has, and the unholy hell of what he finds when he investigates will make you jump a little bit in your seat. He’s a 17-year-old who kills the dead with a magic athame, just as his father did before him–and now he’s faced with the task of killing Anna, a homicidal ghost who was murdered more than 60 years ago. Cas is a fantastically strong and appealing protagonist, but it’s really Anna who takes center stage. Imagine the visual of a pale girl with inky hair floating in a dark house, her beautiful white dress slowly drip-drip-dripping with blood. She’s deadly dangerous and full of vengeful fury, however, because of the way she was killed. When you find… Read more »

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