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Birthday Giveaway!

Hey my awesome followers!

Sorry for the late post (I had an awesome late night with some of my best friends yesterday, who surprised me and took me out!) 

The giveaway is now live! So, just head over to my page and check it out! 

TIPS & TRICKS

How to enter: 

  1. First you have to sign into the Rafflecopter Widget with either your email, or Facebook—both are really easy!
  2. Click on whichever option that comes up to add in your name to the giveaway—each option gives you ONE entry.
  3. Follow the instructions for specific entries—if you win and I don’t have proof of what you’ve done to enter, then I will choose another winner.
  4. The Rafflecopter is on my Tumblr page, on the right, and under my introduction on the website!

Rules: 

  1. THIS IS A US & CANADA GIVEAWAY ONLY
  2. If you falsify information, I WILL know. 
  3. If you do not respond with 24 hours after being notified of having won the giveaway, I will find another winner.
  4. If you are under the age of 16, please ask your parents for permission FIRST. All of my giveaways are clean and safe, but if you win, I will need your home address to mail you your prize.
  5. Have fun and share this giveaway with your friends!

SHARE: 

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^^^The direct link that you can share with others!

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Happy reading, good luck, and happy birthday to me! :)

You Are The Words

You are the words to my paper;
the ink to my pen;
the idea for my story.

You are my metaphor,
without you books 
would not exist—

lives would be unchanged,
adventures, so many, 
left unexplored.

You are my novel—
a tale yet to be told,
unabridged, unforgotten.

I could enjoy you
always, with a cup of tea 
or nothing at all.

But you, you are 
the inspiration authors
seek from day to day.

Without you, there is nothing—
books are just books,
words are just words.

And my paper would be blank—
no words, no story,
simply nothing at all.

-DFM

notdead-missme:

I am still completely over the moon that I actually have 1000 followers so my celebration is a follow forever. Please don’t hate me if you’re not on here. I’m sticking to mutuals so it doesn’t end up too long and mostly I’ll be including people who I have talked to/have replied to my posts before/reblog a lot from me/I reblog a lot from them. So yeah. If you’re not on here we probably just don’t interact or I’m only recently following you, but I love you all and hey, maybe you’ll find yourself on my next one <3 
Special Mentions
springtimecas: Molly you are absolutely my best friend in the whole universe and I will forever love GISHWHES for bringing us together. You understand my sarcastic, bitchy ways so much, it’s beautiful. It is the glitter of our friendship. I cannot wait for the day we finally meet, we’ll probably end up taking over the world or something, I dunno. <3
lknowmagicwhenlseeit: Laura, I love talking to you! We’ve been talking for a while now but I am so hopeless at replying to messages that it takes a while, but I always get there in the end and we have some great conversations. I definitely consider you one of my friends on here. <3
markempiresheppard: Sarah, I don’t message you as much as I would like either (someone yell at me to reply to messages) but it’s great talking to you and I am still so excited that you live in the same town as me and yeah. I should reply to you more often so we can become really good friends. <3 
doctorcapaldies: Also someone I don’t reply to as much as I should but I really enjoy talking to you so you get a special mention <3
thissideofdangerous: Gem! I’m so glad I met you at the Benedict thing. You were very lovely and interesting to talk to and I’m so glad you were on the same table at the meet and greet so we didn’t all just sit there creepily staring at Benedict. I really hope I run into you at more conventions over the years <3
aishiri: Oh god I just love you and your blog so much! You’re probably sick of hearing that by now :P <3 
I couldn’t fit everyone here that I wanted to so I bolded a few other absolute favourites.
A-B-C-D-E-F
a-girl-who-loves-disney | affiche-d-une-fille | anaiqn | arialenelove | badbluewolfbox | bookaddict24-7 | boringasiangirl | brookensx | callmecostanza | cas-is-a-fine-piece-of-ass | casualty-of-the-mind | cats-and-castello | color-the-night | come-to-my-world | crowleytheeking | datmlechick-1d | dayumpeer | dean-and-crowley | deancanbesaved | deanplaysguitarforcas | destieldearest | dupre-world | eccentricas | erinrianna | familydontendin-blood 
G-H-I-J-K-L
girlwiththegoldencrown | goddess-of-gallifrey | grassy-knoll | greatandmisunderstood | gryffmick | helpisleptwithsamwinchester | highfunctioningfangirlin221b | hisdeviantsociopath | how-sweetitis | iamreadingyouneedtoshutup | ilovecoffeeandcats | imapartofthatarenti | insaninox | inspirationislove | itsoundswrong | iwanttosuckchrisevansdick | just-a-timey-wimey-thing | katieeperth | kenzini97 | leodicapriosbabe | letsdanceyou-me | lknowmagicwhenlseeit 
M-N-O-P
madimpossibleponnd | mardiswho1026 | modernart1994 | musingsofafangirlcalledrain | nadeinthetardiswithbenedict | nostalgicz | oh-dean-and-cas | oh-no-its-doctah-wutson | paul-bby | petercapadaleki | pride-of-neverland 
Q-R-S-T-U
rebekahwithakay | rucbarwhovian | sarahpeas | serraketo | shadowlordookami99 | shallower-than-a-kiddie-pool | sirius-black-is-my-homeboy | stayinguplatetoread | sugarm0tta | super-secret-agent-booty | supernaturalsolarsystem | theunbecomingofsydrian | throwingrosesintotheabyss 
V-W-X-Y-Z
vaddict-for-life | videopaige | welcome-to-nightkale | white-winter-hymnals | winchesterbitches | wingscanspeak | yonlionz | youalwaysfeelit

notdead-missme:

I am still completely over the moon that I actually have 1000 followers so my celebration is a follow forever. Please don’t hate me if you’re not on here. I’m sticking to mutuals so it doesn’t end up too long and mostly I’ll be including people who I have talked to/have replied to my posts before/reblog a lot from me/I reblog a lot from them. So yeah. If you’re not on here we probably just don’t interact or I’m only recently following you, but I love you all and hey, maybe you’ll find yourself on my next one <3 

Special Mentions

springtimecas: Molly you are absolutely my best friend in the whole universe and I will forever love GISHWHES for bringing us together. You understand my sarcastic, bitchy ways so much, it’s beautiful. It is the glitter of our friendship. I cannot wait for the day we finally meet, we’ll probably end up taking over the world or something, I dunno. <3

lknowmagicwhenlseeit: Laura, I love talking to you! We’ve been talking for a while now but I am so hopeless at replying to messages that it takes a while, but I always get there in the end and we have some great conversations. I definitely consider you one of my friends on here. <3

markempiresheppardSarah, I don’t message you as much as I would like either (someone yell at me to reply to messages) but it’s great talking to you and I am still so excited that you live in the same town as me and yeah. I should reply to you more often so we can become really good friends. <3 

doctorcapaldiesAlso someone I don’t reply to as much as I should but I really enjoy talking to you so you get a special mention <3

thissideofdangerous: Gem! I’m so glad I met you at the Benedict thing. You were very lovely and interesting to talk to and I’m so glad you were on the same table at the meet and greet so we didn’t all just sit there creepily staring at Benedict. I really hope I run into you at more conventions over the years <3

aishiri: Oh god I just love you and your blog so much! You’re probably sick of hearing that by now :P <3 

I couldn’t fit everyone here that I wanted to so I bolded a few other absolute favourites.

A-B-C-D-E-F

a-girl-who-loves-disney | affiche-d-une-fille | anaiqn | arialenelove | badbluewolfbox | bookaddict24-7 | boringasiangirl | brookensx | callmecostanzacas-is-a-fine-piece-of-ass | casualty-of-the-mind | cats-and-castello | color-the-night | come-to-my-world | crowleytheeking | datmlechick-1d | dayumpeer | dean-and-crowley | deancanbesaved | deanplaysguitarforcas | destieldearest dupre-world | eccentricas | erinrianna | familydontendin-blood 

G-H-I-J-K-L

girlwiththegoldencrown | goddess-of-gallifrey | grassy-knoll | greatandmisunderstood | gryffmick | helpisleptwithsamwinchester | highfunctioningfangirlin221b | hisdeviantsociopath | how-sweetitis | iamreadingyouneedtoshutup | ilovecoffeeandcats | imapartofthatarenti | insaninox | inspirationislove | itsoundswrong | iwanttosuckchrisevansdick | just-a-timey-wimey-thing | katieeperth | kenzini97 | leodicapriosbabe | letsdanceyou-me | lknowmagicwhenlseeit 

M-N-O-P

madimpossibleponnd | mardiswho1026 | modernart1994 | musingsofafangirlcalledrain | nadeinthetardiswithbenedict | nostalgicz | oh-dean-and-cas | oh-no-its-doctah-wutson | paul-bby | petercapadaleki | pride-of-neverland

Q-R-S-T-U

rebekahwithakay | rucbarwhoviansarahpeas | serraketo | shadowlordookami99 | shallower-than-a-kiddie-pool | sirius-black-is-my-homeboy | stayinguplatetoread | sugarm0tta | super-secret-agent-booty | supernaturalsolarsystem | theunbecomingofsydrian | throwingrosesintotheabyss 

V-W-X-Y-Z

vaddict-for-life | videopaige | welcome-to-nightkale | white-winter-hymnals | winchesterbitches | wingscanspeak | yonlionz | youalwaysfeelit

BOOK BLITZ+GIVEAWAY+EXCERPT!!

Meeting Mr. Wright by Cassie Cross 

Publication Date: April 17th 2014 

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Age Group: New Adult

Callie Kirkpatrick promised herself she’d never fall in love again.

After catching her boyfriend Ethan cheating on her, Callie decides to retire from the dating game at the ripe old age of twenty-four. Unfortunately for Callie, she’s going to have to see Ethan at her best friend’s upcoming wedding. Stranded in the airport during a weather delay on her way to the nuptials, Callie meets Nate Wright. He’s sexy and uncomplicated, and a one-night stand is just what the doctor ordered for a girl with a broken heart. Callie thinks she’ll never see Nate again —until he shows up at the wedding.

Nate is hell-bent on making Callie forget about her ex, and he makes her question whether she was ever really in love with Ethan at all. As she begins to fall for Nate, Callie wonders if promises were meant to be broken…”

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Buy it on Amazon here

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GIVEAWAY 

Prizes - open INTL:

-50$ Amazon Gift Card

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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EXCERPT

“So,” he says, rubbing the palms of his hands on his jeans. “Are you going to tell me your name?”

For a split second I consider making one up, but even though he’s a complete stranger, it feels wrong to want to lie to him.

“Callie. My name is Callie.”

“Short for…” He draws out the ‘r’ as he searches for a name to guess. “Calliope?” He seems really proud of himself for thinking of another name, and it’s disarmingly cute.

“Good guess,” I tell him. “It’s Callista. And your name is?”

“Nate.”

“Short for…Michael?” It’s an idiotic thing to say, but he laughs anyway.

“It’s nice to meet you, Callie.” My name sounds like heaven when he says it, and he takes my hand in his. His palm is a little rough, and I imagine what it would feel like sliding across the small of my back.

“It’s nice to meet you, too,” I say. For a very brief moment, I think about asking him where he’s headed, but I decide against it. One-night stands aren’t supposed to get invested, and I don’t even want to know the slightest bit about his personal life, including where he’s from or where he’s going. I wish there was a way for me to turn off my mind and think with my vagina. Sex should be easy, but my brain has a way of complicating things.

“I was pissed when my flight got canceled, but now…” Nate says, looking down at our fingers which are loosely entwined. Somewhere in the back of my head I know that he’s playing me, but I don’t care. I just really don’t care.

When he looks up, I catch his gaze, and we look at each other for a very long time. Butterflies circle my stomach, flapping their wings against my insides, and I feel like it might kill me to look away from him. It’s been forever since someone has made me feel this way, and I want to keep feeling it. I’m trying to figure out a way to ask him upstairs to my room without sounding like I’m asking him upstairs to my room. I’m such a failure at casual sex.

Thankfully the bartender interrupts my frenzied thoughts when he walks over and asks if we’d like another round.

“No,” I reply softly, still looking at Nate. His face falls with disappointment for just a split second before understanding lights his eyes.

He holds up has hand and shakes his head. The bartender walks away.

“Callie, I never do this, but-”

“I have a room,” I say, interrupting him to keep him from finishing that sentence. Because ‘I never do this’ is the kind of thing that people who typically do this a lot tend to say. And I’m okay with that, really. But I don’t want to hear it.

“Okay.” Nate flashes a smile as he stands up and takes my hand, threading his fingers through mine. Then, he slings his duffle bag over his shoulder and leads me out of the bar.

We make our way through the crowded terminal to the hotel, looking at each other every few steps and grinning like a couple of fools.

The elevator can’t come quickly enough. 

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AUTHOR BIO

Cassie Cross is a Maryland native and a romantic at heart, who lives outside of Baltimore with her two dogs and a closet full of shoes. Cassie’s fondness for swoon-worthy men and strong women are the inspiration for most of her stories, and when she’s not busy writing a book, you’ll probably find her eating takeout and indulging in her love of 80′s sitcoms.”

Find Cassie on the web: 

Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook | Website

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Happy reading!

Hey followers!
As a lot of you may know, April is my birthday month! Though I may be getting older (shh, my age is of no importance :P), I haven&#8217;t forgotten about you guys! 
As I mentioned back in late December of 2013 and early January of this year (2014), I have BIG giveaways planned for this year! From Eric Walters books, four books to give away from my top 20 books of 2014, a signed copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, to my yearly birthday giveaway, there&#8217;s a lot to be won! Also, with almost every book tour I participate in, you can enter to win whichever book is featured that day!
Since I haven&#8217;t hosted a giveaway in a while, I&#8217;m going to start small with a giveaway for my birthday! 
What can you win? 
A book of your choice ($30 and under, please!) and this spiffy bookmark: 

I will create a Rafflecopter widget later on this week and the contest will begin on the 20th (My birthday!)
The giveaway will last from the 20th to May 15th!
Keep an eye out for more of the giveaways I mentioned above&#8212;I will hopefully host one giveaway every month after my birthday giveaway! 
I&#8217;m so excited to celebrate another birthday with you guys!
Happy reading!

Hey followers!

As a lot of you may know, April is my birthday month! Though I may be getting older (shh, my age is of no importance :P), I haven’t forgotten about you guys! 

As I mentioned back in late December of 2013 and early January of this year (2014), I have BIG giveaways planned for this year! From Eric Walters books, four books to give away from my top 20 books of 2014, a signed copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, to my yearly birthday giveaway, there’s a lot to be won! Also, with almost every book tour I participate in, you can enter to win whichever book is featured that day!

Since I haven’t hosted a giveaway in a while, I’m going to start small with a giveaway for my birthday! 

What can you win? 

A book of your choice ($30 and under, please!) and this spiffy bookmark: 

I will create a Rafflecopter widget later on this week and the contest will begin on the 20th (My birthday!)

The giveaway will last from the 20th to May 15th!

Keep an eye out for more of the giveaways I mentioned above—I will hopefully host one giveaway every month after my birthday giveaway! 

I’m so excited to celebrate another birthday with you guys!

Happy reading!

COVER REVEAL!! 
This creepy and promising cover was designed by Damonza.com!
Chasing Prophecy by James Moser 
Publication Date: January 2nd 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller
Age Group: Young Adult
&#8220;"Chasing Prophecy" is the story of Mo, a teen boy just trying to survive high school in the mountain town of Boulder Creek, Washington. 
Boulder Creek is an isolated and mysterious place, proud of its reputation as the &#8220;Bigfoot Sighting Capital of the World&#8221;. Mo falls in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. &#8220;Chasing Prophecy&#8221; is a heartwarming contemporary coming of age story. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams.&#8221;
Check it out on Goodreads here. 
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Author Bio 


&#8220;The author works with high school students because young adults inspire him. As such, he wanted to write about teenagers transforming themselves to overcome obstacles, which is what he watches them do every day. This book&#8217;s mission is to entertain adults while inspiring teens.  The result is &#8220;Chasing Prophecy,&#8221; a story about love, loss, redemption, and monsters. 
Boo Radley is the author&#8217;s all-time favorite literary character, which is how the Seattle-area legend of Bigfoot entered &#8220;Chasing Prophecy&#8221;.The author lives in Seattle with his beautiful wife and lively eight year old son. When he&#8217;s not reading and writing, or talking about reading and writing, he&#8217;s watching too much television and snacking on frozen treats from Trader Joe&#8217;s. Man, those things are good.&#8221;
Find James on the web: 
Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook
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Happy reading!

COVER REVEAL!! 

This creepy and promising cover was designed by Damonza.com!

Chasing Prophecy by James Moser 

Publication Date: January 2nd 2014

Genres: Paranormal, Thriller

Age Group: Young Adult

"Chasing Prophecy" is the story of Mo, a teen boy just trying to survive high school in the mountain town of Boulder Creek, Washington.

Boulder Creek is an isolated and mysterious place, proud of its reputation as the “Bigfoot Sighting Capital of the World”. Mo falls in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. “Chasing Prophecy” is a heartwarming contemporary coming of age story. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams.”

Check it out on Goodreads here. 

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Author Bio 

The author works with high school students because young adults inspire him. As such, he wanted to write about teenagers transforming themselves to overcome obstacles, which is what he watches them do every day. This book’s mission is to entertain adults while inspiring teens.  The result is “Chasing Prophecy,” a story about love, loss, redemption, and monsters. 

Boo Radley is the author’s all-time favorite literary character, which is how the Seattle-area legend of Bigfoot entered “Chasing Prophecy”.

The author lives in Seattle with his beautiful wife and lively eight year old son. When he’s not reading and writing, or talking about reading and writing, he’s watching too much television and snacking on frozen treats from Trader Joe’s. Man, those things are good.”

Find James on the web: 

Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

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Happy reading!

I saw under the references for writes and readers section a post called Reading Buddy Application, and was wonder what is a reading buddy exactly?

Asked by
bookbase

Hi!

That was just a little fun post I made for my followers to reblog and have others ask them questions from the list! It’s a play on the term, “Roommate Application”. So, basically it would be someone that reads with you—like a significant other, or a friend.

Happy reading!

I started a book blog because the community here is positive and I need more positivity in my life! Also, I missed reading books and it motivated me to read regularly again. I love reading because it's comforting and makes me happy in general. Blogging is fun to me because I don't have anyone outside of tumblr to really talk about books deeply with, so it's nice to post opinions and then other people jump on and gush or analyze or just contribute :)

Asked by
the-bookshelf-at-the-end

Hello! I've always been a bookworm and I followed some book blogs before deciding to create my own. I just love the community, I've made wonderful friends with whom I can discuss books with, and I love reading the reviews posted by those I follow. It's such a wonderful world when you're surrounded by books. :-)

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