Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The books I'm grateful for

Beth Revis is having a huge giveaway on her site with a lot of great books, so head over there and take part in it! :) The aim of the contest is to say 'thank you' for the books that you're greatful for. And now I'm saying thanks :)

If you had asked me several years ago how many books had I read, my answer would have been simple: not even one. I hated books and reading just because there wasn't any book that got my attention and I hated that if I hadn't read the compulsory books, I would have got bad marks. Just because reading...

But then came Stephenie Meyer with her Twilight Saga, and I read my first book ever! I've always been interested in paranormal things, especially vampires, so I asked for it for my birthday. I remember how my family was saying that I wouldn't read that book even in a year and then how surprised they were when I came out of my room next day saying I finished the book xD So I'm really grateful for Twilight and Stephenie Meyer, even tough I don't like it now :P

But the book that I'm really-really grateful is Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. I found it accidentally and I'm so happy I did. It wasn't the first adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy that I'd read, but it was certainly the first one that I couldn't get enough of. Jeaniene Frost is my favorite author ever! :) I'm really grateful for her! :)

Well, I could make a huge list of which books I'm really grateful for, but then you would have to spend all night here, reading my post :) So instead of it, I recommend you to head over to Beth Revis' site and write your own post about the books you're grateful for! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Alternative ending for Halfway to the Grave

Alternative Ending is a mini challenge hosted by The Book Blog Experience (as part of the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze). You have to write an alternative ending for one of your favorite books and put the link of your blog post in a comment, and you're entered in the $10 Amazin gift card giveaway! How awesome, isn't it? :)

Head over here for the rules and the contest!

So my all-time favorite book is Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, so I chose it, but I have to admin, it was very hard to write an alternative ending for it, because it's my favorite, it's perfect the way it is, and I couldn't think about any ending that would be better than the original one. But finally, I managed to write something, but it's certainly not better than Jeaniene Frost's ending :) So here it is:
And yet when I finally drifted off, in that barely conscious state where logic was absent and dreams encroached, little images of Bones and me were flashing in front of my eyes. In one of these images, he was standing behind me. He was pulling my hair, my head was stretched back, and I could feel his breath on my exposed throat.

"If you run from me, I'll chase you. And I'll find you..." he whispered lightly, then the vampire of my imagination bit into my pale skin...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dust and Decay cover contest

Aaand this would be my third entry for the Halloween Bash cover contest that is organized by Patricia's Particularity. I tried to make it as simple as the original cover was - I can only hope that you'll like it :)

For more info about the cover contest, click here!

If I die cover contest

Okay, my cover looks totally different than the original one, but I couldn't find the right pictures. So I made this cover for the Halloween Bash cover contest organized by Patricia's Particularity. I've already made a cover for Anna Dressed in Blood which you can see here :)

Head over to Patricia's Particularity to read the rules!

Click on the cover for full view - I hope you like it! :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

MIni challenge: top 5 release in 2011

This is an other mini challenge by Cindy (as part of the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze). All you have to do is naming the top 5 books that you read in 2011. And of course, you should be as creative as you can :) Here is my list:

5. Graceling
by Kristin Cashore
When I finished this book, I held it in my hands for several minutes and I still couldn't believe how it ended. I was so surprised - but with its characters and incredibly great story, Graceling became one of my all-time favorite books!

4. Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare
CA was released back in 2010, but I read it this year... and I couldn't get my hands off of it. The story is set before the timeline of The Mortal Instruments, so the characters are totally different, but just as adorable! Most reader loves Will, but I'm Team Jem and I can't wait to see what will happen to him and Tessa in Clockwork Prince! :)

3. Angelfire
by Courtney Allison Moulton
Before I read it, I've read a lot of great reviews about the book and I wasn't disappointed at all. The story is really nice and I can't wait to read more about Ellie and Will!

2. You Belong to Me
by Karen Rose
Besides paranormal romances and urban fantasies, I love reading romantic suspences, and my favorite author from this genre is absolutely Karen Rose. Her series if full of action and the characters are well-draw. Her latest book, You Belong to Me was released in this sumer :)

1. One Grave at a Time
by Jeaniene Frost
Okay, I know, I know - I'm a little too obsessed with Jeaniene Frost's book, but I can't help myself. I love her books, and One Grave at a Time was the best book of the year for me :)

Anna Dressed in Blood cover contest

Patricia of Patricia's Particularity is organizing a cover contest as part of the Halloween Bash - I couldn't resist the temptation to take part in this cover contest as well. I love re-creating covers and posters so much (you must be aware of it by now, lol)! :) There are four book, the cover of which you can re-create:

1. Anna Dressed in Blood
2. If I die
3. Dust & Decay
4. Blood Song

You can create as many covers as you want :) The contest is international and there will be four rounds (see the details on Patricia's blog). I will probably make a cover for all of the four books, and my first entry is Anna Dressed in Blood:

Click on the cover for the full view - I hope you like it! :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mini challenge: Collections

Collections is a new mini challenge in the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze, and I'm taking part of it because I LOVED collecting things when I was younger. My sister and I have a huge box filled with different napkins - and there weren't two alike :) Unfortunately, my sister has that box now, so I can't make a picture of it, but...

I used to collect coins as well. I've always wanted to travel and as a 8-year-old girl, it was really hard for me to imagine that in other countries people pay with different cash :) So when one of my friends or relatives went abroad, I asked her or him to bring me some coins :] And of course, I collected old coins - my oldest coin is more than 300 years old :)

And I started to collect swags in February. It may sound like complaining, but there are much less international giveaways, so it's hard to get hold of the great swags :) I managed to collect some swag though and I LOVE them and can't get enough of them :)

PS. I took this picture in the middle of the summer so I have more swag now :)

So this was my entry for the mini challenge. Cindy from Princess Bookie is giving away a mystery prize pack of books to a lucky participant - enter here!