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Friday, December 30, 2011

Blogaversary Giveaway!!!!!


December 30th was our one year blogaversary and we wanted to celebrate with you all! Thanks so much for following us and becoming some of our favorite people out there! As a thank you for making our blogging experience amazing we decided to have a giveaway and this one’s bigger than anything we’ve ever done! What’s up for grabs? Well there’s a bunch so here it goes!



There will be 4 winners!
Grand Prize winner will receive their choice of 6 of the books from this list the 2nd prize winner will get 5, 3rd place will get 3 books and, 4th place will get 2! All winners will also get swag!

ARC’s:
Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi
Tempest- Julie Cross
A Million Suns Beth Revis
Away- Terri Hall
Half Blood- Jennifer L. Armentrout
Slide- Jill Hathaway

Finished Copies:
Merlin’s Harp- Anne Eliot Crompton
Bloody Valentine- Melissa de la Cruz
Another Faust- Daniel Nayeri & Dina Nayeri
Claire de Lune- Christine Johnson
My Soul to Steal- Rachel Vincent


****UPDATE*****


The awesome Cyndi Tefft author of Between has donated an ebook to the giveaway as well as Jennifer Sommersby she's donating an ebook of Sleight! The amazing author Tiffany King has also given us a signed copy of Meant To Be and Forgotten Souls


The Grand Prize winner will also receive a poster signed by all the authors that attended the Smart Chicks Tour in Seattle October 2011! The attendees were Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Rachel Caine, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Sophie Jordan, Stephanie Kuehnert, Richelle Mead, Jeri Smith-Ready, Margaret Stohl, and Rachel Vincent.

Not only that but the grand prize and the second place winner will receive an Epic Reads sling backpack!


The giveaway is closed winners will be notified shortly. (Please see our giveaway policy for rules). Good luck!

Hugs and good luck Jaime and Patricia! 


US only sorry guys sorry but international shipping is too expensive :\

Top 10 Books We're Looking Forward to in 2012



It’s the last day of Top 10 week and we’re sad to see it end! We have enjoyed sharing our lists with you all and also seeing all of yours! We wanted to also thank our awesome co-hosts for this event with Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic we love you ladies!
Ok so here’s our books we’re looking forward to in 2012!


Top 10 Book’s We’re Both Looking Forward to in 2012
1.     Insurgent- Veronica Roth
2.    Before I Wake- Rachel Vincent
3.    Shine- Jeri Smith-Ready
4.    Clockwork Princess- Cassandra Clare

Jaime’s Top 10 Books She’s Looking Forward to in 2012
   
   1. Crown of Embers- Rae Carson
   2. Shatter Me #2- Tahereh Mafi
   3. Deity- Jennifer L. Armentrout
   4. Onyx- Jennifer L. Armentrout
   5.  Cinder- Marissa Meyer
   6. Born Wicked- Jessica Spotswood

Patricia’s Top 10 Books She’s Looking Forward to in 2012
   1.  Under the Never Sky- Veronica Rossi
   2. Everneath- Brodi Ashton
   3. A Touch Morbid- Leah Clifford
   4. Pure- Jennifer L. Armentrout
   5. Toxic- Jus Accardo
   6. The Immortal Rules- Julie Kagawa

What do you think of our lists? Thanks again for participating we’ve had so much fun! Remember you have until January 8th to sign up with the linky to add your post and to earn an entry for the Amazon GC. Good luck and we hope to see you next year when we do this all over again! 


Also we wanted to wrap up our year with books and pages read. Jaime read 74 books/ 23,254 pages. Patricia read 58 books/17,945 pages. Total for Two Chicks 132 books/41,199 pages! That's a ton of books and pages and we hope to beat that total next year!

Vote for Alex in the Heroine Tourney!




So our girl Rose lost in the YA Heroine tourney to the awesome Alexandra Andros from Half Blood and we couldn’t have lost to a better girl!
As promised we are throwing our support behind Alex for the rest of the tournament for however long she’s in it. Her advocate Momo from Books over Boys and Jennifer L. Armentrout the author of this amazing series have been hard at work to find some incentives for this round of the tourney. For those of you who don’t know, Alex is facing Katniss (eek) it’s going to be a tough battle!

So here’s what they’ve come up with and we can’t wait to read them! When Alex reaches…

250 votes: a teaser from Pure
500 votes: a teaser from Onyx
750 votes: a teaser from Pure and Onyx
1,000 votes: a POV from Daemon (Obsidian)

And that's not all.

1250 votes: a teaser from Seth's POV in Pure
1500 votes: a teaser from Shadows.
WINNING votes: a teaser from Pure, Shadows, Onyx, and Cursed

AND

And for every 1000 votes, JLA will give away an ARC of Pure, up to 6000 votes
- ARC will be given away on Twitter

Also Momo still has her giveaway going on her BLOG for Daimon, Half Blood, and Pure so make sure to go and enter!
Were those incentives enough for you? Go to the YA Sisterhood’s BLOG and vote for Alex!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Characters of 2011



Top 10 week day 4 and it’s been an amazing experience so far! We hope you’re enjoying it as well and our enjoying awesome co-hosts for this event with Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic posts too!
Today is the Top 10 Characters of 2011 and we both decided on different lists so y’all will get to see 2 complete lists! Jaime decided on Villains and Patricia decided to do BFF’s! So here they go  our top 10 lists!


Jaime’s Top 10 Villains of 2011   
   
   1. Warner- Shatter Me
   2. Luke- A Touch Mortal
   3. Avari- If I Die
   4. Tohon- Touch of Power
   5. Bastian- Angelfire
   6. Bananach- Darkest Mercy
   7. Neferet-  Destined (House of Night)
   8. The Magister- Clockwork Prince
   9. The Society- Crossed
   10. The DMP- Shift


Patricia’s Top 10 BFF’s of 2011
                                     
   1. Puck- The Iron Knight
   2. Emma-  If I Die
   3. Will- Clockwork Prince
   4. Jem- Clockwork Prince
   5. Brandt- Touch
   6. Gabriel- A Touch Mortal
   7. Simon- City of Fallen Angels
   8. Niall- Darkest Mercy
   9. Dee- Obsidian
   10. Caleb- Half Blood


What do you think of our lists? Sign up with the linky to add your post and to earn an entry for the Amazon GC. Tomorrow is our Top 10 Books of 2012 we’re looking Forward To! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011



I hope everyone is having a blast with the Top 10 week so far it’s been a blast for me! I absolutely love co hosting this event with Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic! You ladies are awesome!

So today is one of my favorite categories the most swoon-worthy, hot, sexy, category of them all my Top 10 book boyfriends and while I love them all I had to narrow down my list. So without further ado here’s who made my top 10 list!


My Book Boyfriends .
    
   1.  Daemon Black- Obsidian
   2. Ash- The Iron Knight
   3. Adrian Ivashkov- Bloodlines
   4.Hector- The Girl of Fire and Thorns
   5. William Herondale- Clockwork Prince
   6. Aiden St. Delphi- Half Blood
   7. Tod Hudson- If I Die
   8. Four- Divergent
 9. Warner- Shatter Me
   10.Zachary Moore- Shift


    Honerable Mentions
   1. Cole Stockton- Everneath
   2.Luke- A Touch Mortal

Do you love my boys too? Is there anyone you think I missed? Sign up with the linky to add your post and to earn an entry for the Amazon GC. Tomorrow is our Top 10 characters where I chose Villains  so come back tomorrow and check it out! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top 10 Book Covers of 2011



Today we get to share our favorite book covers of 2011 and there were some spectacular ones this year! Remember to stop by the blogs of our awesome co hosts for the tour FiktshunA Life Bound by Books, and Confessions of a Bookaholic!


This time we only had 5 covers in common so we’ll post those first.

Our Top 5 Book Covers of 2011
 
    1. Divergent 








    4. Half Blood

                                                   





Jaime’s Top Book Covers
                                                                                        
    1. Shatter Me 






    4. Angelfire



    5.  Eona





    6. Blood Magic 





Patricia’s Top Book Covers


    1. Daimon






    4. A Touch Mortal




    6. Silence




Do you share some of our favorites? Let us know fill in the linky below and remember each time you sign up and share your post that’s another entry for the Amazon GC! Make sure to stop by tomorrow to see who our Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011 were! :)

On A Dark Wing Blog Tour


Hey everyone today we have Jordan Dane stopping by with an excerpt from Abbey Chandler from her novel On A Dark Wing. Don’t know what On a Dark Wing is about? Here’s the synopsis.


The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn't prepared for. And Death would be my willing teacher.
Five years ago, Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her "lucky" break came at the expense of her mother's life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death—by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky—she would never be normal again.
Now she's the target of Death's ravens and an innocent boy's life is on the line. When Nate Holden—Abbey's secret crush—starts to climb Alaska's Denali, the Angel of Death stalks him because of her.
And Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.

Sounds awesome right? Here’s the excerpt and stay tuned there's info on how to win a Kindle Fire after!!!!

Excerpt from ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane (Harlequin Teen, Jan 2012)
Abbey Chandler
I don’t know when I actually fell asleep, but I must have. I remembered tossing and turning and looking at the clock on my nightstand every hour. Only this time, when I opened my eyes, the clock read 2:35 in the morning. I’d slept for three hours straight, but that wasn’t good enough. I didn’t want to be awake. Waking up meant I had to remember what happened and relive it. Being awake meant I still had to deal with what I’d do next, but a steady scratching at my window made me pull back the covers.
            The full moon shined through the glass, nearly filling my entire window. With a tree limb eclipsing it, the moonlight cast an eerie shadow across my wall. The dark shape looked like a finger stretching into my bedroom.
            “Damn it,” I whispered.
            I forgot to close my drapes. When I got out of bed, I saw I still had my clothes on, another bad reminder of what had happened. I stripped out of my jeans and peeled off my shirt, getting down to my undies and T-shirt before I headed for the window.
            But a loud crash made me scream.
            “Oh, shit!”
            Something black hit my window and almost cracked the glass. I jumped back and hid in the dark. From the corner of my eye, I peeked over. When I saw movement, I pressed against the wall, too scared to move. An inky black shadow magnified across the wall of my room—the flapping wings of a bird.
            I gasped and slid down, hiding in the corner. I don’t know how long I stayed there. I lost track of time, but when it looked like the bird had flown away, I stood on shaky legs and crept toward the window. I shut the drapes real fast, but not before I took another peek. With trembling fingers, I reached for the curtains with the thud of my heart pulsing in my ears. Dead bodies were in my basement, not exactly a comfort. Even though my dad slept in his bedroom down the hall, I had never felt so alone. I pulled back the curtain—barely enough to look out—and I nearly lost it.
            “Oh, my God.”
            Below my bedroom window, a tree moved in the night breeze. At least, that’s what I thought. It wasn’t until I looked closer that I saw them. The tree was filled with ravens and crows. From here, it looked like hundreds of them. When their iridescent black wings flapped, they caught the moonlight in their feathers and it made the whole tree look as if it would lift from the ground and drift into the night sky. The birds had gathered for a purpose that I didn’t understand, but for some strange reason, I knew one thing.
            They had come because of me.

The ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane sponsored by Harlequin TeenBlog Tour kicks off December 19 and ends January 2, followed by a live chat with Jordan Dane on January 5 at 7:00 PM EDT.

GRAND PRIZE: Jordan Dane is giving away a Kindle Fire to one lucky person!!! Contest rules are posted using the
Rafflecopter entry form. Please click along the form to enter. 


PRIZES: Ten blog stops along the tour will be hosting giveaways for signed copies of ON A DARK WING with a secret gift from Abbey Chandler. Rules for each giveaway will be posted on the blogger's site using Rafflecopter. 


WINNERS will be announced at the live chat with Jordan Dane on January 5, so make sure you're there!

On A Dark Wing comes out TODAY December 27th what a perfect Christmas present for yourself or a loved one! Go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the Book Depository and get your copy now!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Top 10 Books We've Read in 2011


Yay it’s the beginning of our Top 10 week! Today is the top 10 books we’ve read this year. A few of the books are in both of our top 10 lists so we decided to combine those into one and then after we’ll each post our own! All the books are linked to their goodreads page if you want to see a description.


Our Top 10 books of 2011


1.     Divergent- Veronica Roth
2.    Clockwork Prince- Cassandra Clare
3.    Shift- Jeri Smith-Ready
4.    Half Blood- Jennifer L. Armentrout
5.    If I Die- Rachel Vincent
6.    The Iron Knight- Julie Kagawa
7.    A Touch Mortal- Leah Clifford
8.    Obsidian- Jennifer L. Armentrout
9.    The Girl of Fire and Thorns- Rae Carson
10. Unearthly- Cynthia Hand

     Jaime’s Top Books of 2011
    
     1.     Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi
     2.    Darkest Mercy- Melissa Marr
     3.    Incarnate- Jodi Meadows
     4.    Everneath- Brodi Ashton
     5.    Bloodlines- Richelle Mead
     6.    Touch of Power- Maria V. Snyder


Patricia’s Top 10 of 2011

1.     Touch- Jus Accardo
2.    Fragile Eternity- Melissa Marr
3.    Shadow Kiss- Richelle Mead
4.    The Iron Queen- Julie Kagawa
5.    Carrier of the Mark- Leigh Fallon
6.    Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead

Ready to share your lists? Fill out the linky below and remember you only have to fill out the linky on one of our blogs they’re all liked together!  Also remember to come back tomorrow to post your link for your Top 10 Book Covers of 2011! Contest for the Amazon GC closes January 8th!

Don’t forget to stop by Fiktshun, A Life Bound By Books, and Confessions of a Bookaholic to see their top 10 posts too!



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