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Book of the Week: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Young-Adult, Romance,
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA Children's
Hardcover
Expected Publication Date: August 7th 2012
Pages: 416

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s …

Interview & #Giveaway with Monique McDonell, author of Mr Right and Other Mongrels!

Please help me welcome author Monique McDonell to Reading with Holly to talk about her book Mr Right and Other Mongrels! :)

Holly: Hi Monique! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Monique McDonell: I’m an author who lives near the beach in Sydney, Australia. When I’m not writing I run a boutique PR business with a friend. I’m married with one daughter. My favourite things to do are read, entertain friends and travel to exotic locations where I can one day maybe set a book.
Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your book Mr Right and Other Mongrels?
Monique McDonell: This is Allegra’s story really. She had a tough childhood where she was raised by her narcissistic mother, Moonbeam and now as an adult she has found security and stability. Her life has become very safe. Then she meets Teddy, who is a huge TV star, and it all gets turned upside again and she has to decide whether to embrace that change or hide from it.
Holly: Which came first for you, the characters or the plot?…

Giveaway & Excerpt of Touched by Death by Dale Mayer!

Excerpt:
The women headed to the Iron Market and the few shops open along the way. The elegant mansions and townhomes spoke of days gone by. Once glorious in their regal bearing and bright colors, these buildings had taken a major knock from Mother Nature. Still, even with the damage from the earthquake, Jacmel was a tourist destination like no other. At least here, there were obvious revitalization attempts happening to get the city back on its feet.
The afternoon zipped by at a rapid pace – full of shopping, laughter and fun as the women ran from shop to shop and stall to stall buying a few items to make their job a little brighter and more comfortable. Jade was delighted to find several brightly colored t-shirts and cotton pants in a beige-khaki color. They would withstand a lot of wear and tear. At one brightly festooned stall, she found several hair clips big enough to hold her heavy blond hair off her neck.
If she'd had a little longer to prepare and pack, she'd have gotte…

Excerpt of Blue Moon Magic by Honey Jans!

Blue Moon Magic Honey Jans

One Father.Two Mothers.Four siblings.One incredible night that will change them all forever.


Excerpt:
Charity rushed back to her office in the IT department, cheeks flaming. At least one of the Langford sisters was getting laid on a regular basis. But really, catching Chas and Justin making love in the executive washroom was just plain embarrassing. Even worse, it brought home to her the sex she wasn’t having. Now she was the one taking pains to keep her fantasy life private. Passing her staff, she avoided eye contact only to come upon the immovable object of her guard dog, Lucas Kendal. The PI sat at a desk across from her office where he could keep an eye on her. The work she’d assigned him as a cover sat ignored. Instead, he read an issue of Sports Illustrated; no doubt the swimsuit issue. It was a wonder he hadn’t followed her into the ladies room. The man practically oozed sex appeal. Her lips tingled as she stared at him. What might he taste like? She’d love…

Excerpt of Druid, Mine (All Mine, Book 2) by Kerry Adrienne

Title: Druid, Mine (All Mine, Book 2) Author: Kerry Adrienne Publisher: Decadent Publishing (1Night Stand) Length: 14,000 words Genre: Romance Sub-Genres: Fantasy, Historical Sub-Category: Erotic
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Decadent Publishing
Blurb: Anya’s wish for a normal date—away from the old man she is caretaker for—comes true in unexpected ways when she finds herself whisked to an ancient Irish stone circle on solstice eve.
Carrick’s decision to follow the path to become an Ovate druid has not come lightly, and he plans to spend the solstice eve in meditation unless fairies or evil spirits disrupt the circle. When a feisty girl walks right up to the fire, more than sparks fly.
They each seek healing and a connection, but the darkness of summer is short, and once the solstice sun breaks through the circle at dawn, the magic of the night will be over. Even Madame Eve can’t stop the day from rising.

Maybe I’m the first person Madame Eve can’t find a match for. And how was it a…