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!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New book on my "dying to read it" list

When I saw the cover of To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore, my first thought was that it has an Underwold-feeling. The movies Underworld (with Kate Beckinsale) are my favorites :) As I see, this book will be E.S. Moore's first book and it'll be released in January, 2012. I can't wait! :)

To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
Even a vampire has to face her inner demons…
Kat Redding is the very thing she hunts: a vampire, thirsting for blood, capable of killing any creature unlucky enough to get in her path. The difference is, Kat kills her own kind in order to protect human Purebloods. She’s good at what she does. Good enough to earn the nickname Lady Death—and the enmity of every bloodthirsty being around. But now a vampire Count is intent on merging his House with a werewolf cult to create a force of terrifying power.

Kat can’t allow that to happen. Even if it means taking on a den of weres and a vampire more ruthless than any she’s encountered before. She has the weapons, the skill, and a few allies. But that may not be enough to eliminate the Count before her own dark nature rises to the surface—and costs her whatever is left of her humanity…

More information can be found on the author's page, and you can already pre-order the book from Amazon!

Recreate a cover contest

Oh, yeah, it's an other cover contest, in which I'm taking part :) The contest is organised by the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze and the prize's are awesome (unfortunately, it's for US only)! The best cover will be chosen by the readers by voting!

My cover for Darkest Mercy:

Original cover for the book:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mini challenge: Cover re-design

One of my favorite free-time activities is re-designing book covers and movie posters. I'm not professional designer at all, but I like doing it and my friends keep saying that they like my works :) And now I'm participating in Ashley Suzanne's cover re-design mini challenge (it's part of the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze). Here is my entry:

My cover for The Iron Daughter:

Original cover of the book:

Okay, now about the contest...
Ashley is giving away a book of your choice (up to $10) to a lucky participant. All you have to do is to take part in the mini challenge. It's fun, so don't miss it, guys! :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mini challenge: Scariest word

The Non Reluctant Reader is giving away a $10 gift card to the Book Depository on his mini challenge, which is part of the Princess Bookie's Craze Contest. Here are the rules:
  • Grab a book you're currently reading (and hopefully loving)
  • Go to the 13th Chapter (if the book doesn't have 13 chapters, go to the closest to it)
  • Scan the chapter for the scariest word
  • Using Google/Yahoo images randomly pick on picture that comes up when you search the word
  • Write a blog post that has the book's cover, title, your word and your image
  • Ends: September 2!

I'm still reading Etched in Bone by Adrian Phoenix. The title of the thirteenth chapter is Dark and Dazzling, and the scariest word for me is HELL :) Okay, there might be more scarier word in a book full of with vampires and angels, but I like hell :)

Mini challenge: One True Pairing

My Cute Bookself is having a mini challenge as part of the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze, in which you can win a YA book of your choice from The Book Depository! :)

To enter:
  • You should create a blog post with your OTP (One True Pairing), meaning your favorite couple from young adult books. Explain why they’re your favorite YA couple. If you don't have a blog, you can share your answer in the comments section.
  • To make it fun, add pictures of who you think can portray the characters.
  • Add the link to your blog or comment to the linky tool at the bottom of this post to participate.
  • Ends on September 28!
My favorite YA couple is Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. There are sparkles between them from the very beginning and it only intensifies when they try to resist their attraction because they think they're siblings. It's a really cruel twist in their relationship, but it's what makes their story so amazing and great. I can't wait to read more about them in City of Lost Souls (it will be released in 2012)!

There will be a movie based on City of Bones: Lily Collins will play Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower will be Jace...

Fanamde poster by AliceCullen88

Mini challenge: Lucky number 7

Lucky number 7 is a mini challenge organised on The Elliott Review (part of the Princess Bookie's Contest Craze). It's worth taking part in it, because you can win $10 in books on The Book Depository! :) Here are the rules:
  • Open a book you are currently reading.
  • Turn to page 7.
  • Count to the 7th word.
  • If the word is an article (a, an, the, etc), go to the next real word.
  • Type the word into a Google Images search, and select a picture that you can stand.
  • Create a blog post with the following information: picture of book, book title and author, 7th word on 7th page, randomly selected picture
  • Link to this post and Princess Bookie's Contest Craze.
  • Add a link to your post in the linky form at the bottom of post to enter into to win.

My entry: I'm currently reading Etched in Bone by Adrian Phoenix (it's awsome, by the way :P), and the 7th word on the 7th page is: QUIET.

Mini challenge: top five 2012 release

Hey guys! I know I haven't write for a while, but I've been totally engrossed and I'm still waiting for the results of my languge exam, but I hope I can return soon :)

So... Princess Bookie is having a mini challenge on her site, in which the participants have to write a blog post about their top 5 books that will be released in 2012. It's important to be creative and if you take part, you can win a Mystery Prize Pack of books - awsome! :) So don't miss it, guys! So here is my list:

5. Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
The Midnight Breed series was one of the first paranormal romance series that I've ever read and I fell in love with Gabrielle and Lucan's story and world immediatelly. I don't remember where, but I heard that Darker After Midnight will be the last book in this series, but this info must have been fake because according to the official site of the author, there'll be two other installement :)

RELEASE DATE: summer, 2012
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order--a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike--to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.

At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase’s path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach--until he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems . . .

4. Lover Reborn by J.R.Ward
I'm sure everybody who reads paranormal romances knows who is J.R.Ward. Her Balck Dagger Brotherhood series has a huge reputation, and it's translated even in Hungarian (which means a lot, I think, because a very few paranormal book gets to be available in my country!). Lover Reborn is Thor's story and I can't wait to read it!

RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2012
Unfortunaletty, there's only a small description for the book, but it's better than nothing!
In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD. Now it is time to hear Thor's story...

3. Lothaire by Kresley Cole
Woohoo, Lothaire's story is coming soon! I'm so curious about him and about the woman he'll fall for :) The book will be the twelveth installement in Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series!

RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2012
Unfortunatelly, there hasn't been any description or excerpt yet... But the cover is amazing, even though it's not like the other covers of the previous books :)

2. Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
This book will be the fourth book in the Sabina Kane series, which is one of my favourites. In the last book, Sabina and Adam finally got together, and I can't wait to get to know what'll happen to them now. I'm sure Silver-Tongued Devil will be as exciting and action-packed as the previous books were :)

RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2012
Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she’s helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of troublethanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn’t trust that peace is possible.
Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threaten to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought shecould trust. And the closer she gets to the killer, the more Sabina begins to suspect this is one foe she may not be able to kill.

1. Once Burned by Jeanine Frost
This is on my "I'll die if I don't get my hands on it soon" list :) Jeaniene Frost is my all-time favourite author and Once Burned will be the first book in her new Night Prince series... and the main characters are Leila and Vlad... My God, I love that Romanian!

RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2012
She’s a mortal with dark powers…
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was
still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…

He’s the Prince of Night…
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Half-Blood trailer and contest

Jennifer L. Armentrout is having a giveaway on her official blog because there's only a month left until the official release of her book Half-Blood :) To be honest, I can't wait to get my hands on the book and I'm counting the days :) Here is the book trailer:

And now, about the contest... You can read every important details on her site (it's international, by the way)! The prizes are extra-awsome, beause there's two ARCs of Half-Blood and two swag packs up for grabs which incloude: signed Half-Blood, Daimon, Pure, Cursed and Obsidian bookmarks, Signed A Touch Mortal and Witch Elemental, Half-Blood and Pure Guitar Picks, Assorted swag from various authors... AWSOME!
So guys, don't want to miss it!