Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Monthly News

Welcome to the November edition of monthly news!
Joined some reading challenges for 2014. Have you joined any yet?
We also hit over 1100 followers!! Thank you everyone!!
We also started a second round of Alphabe posts. It's fun to show you my life, other than blogging.
Lastly, I hit 100 books read this year. That's an accomplishment, but also still low for my norm. I should really read more. Although I have read more than I have posted. I have a book of reviews waiting to be written.






MOVIES:
1. Turbo
2. Wolverine (recommend)


Yearly Total: 101 Books, 27 Products, 24 Movies, 5 CD's


Book of the Month:


Book of the Year:


GENRE COUNT:
Non-Fiction 20         Fiction 78              Novella 6              Young Adult 34      Fantasy 12
Children 6                Short-Stories 5     Inspirational 2     Romance 18          Erotica 1
Picture Book 6         Paranormal 16     Mystery 9              Dystopian 7            Devotional 3
Religious 3              Historical 2            Sci-Fi 3                 Humor 2                 Cozy 2
Educational 2          Art 3                        Self-Help 2           Contemporary 1    Cookbook 4
Parenting 1              Middle Grade 4    Suspense 2         Thriller 1                  Christian Fiction 2
Audiobook 1            Memoir 1               Amish 2                 Language 1            Christmas 3
Mythology 1









#Giveaway: Shock Express Phone Cover & Powerbox Universal Charger

Remember my review from the other day? Well, it has been updated since first posting so check it out. (Also check out the video below to see it's awesomeness!) If you haven't read that review, which you should, this is what I have in store for one lucky Canadian!



Shock Express Phone Cover, (in color of choice and for which phone you need it for), as well as the universal charger.

Thank you Caseco!





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Friday, November 29, 2013

#101: Shadow - Amanda Sun

Katie Greene's worst nightmare comes true when her mother dies, and she's devastated to learn that she will have to leave the only home she's ever known. Desperate to find where she belongs, she must decide if she has what it takes to start a new life across the ocean.
For Yuu Tomohiro, every day is a nightmare. He struggles to control his strange ability, and keeps everyone at a distance so they won't get hurt—even his girlfriend, Myu. At night, a shadow haunts his dreams, and a mysterious woman torments him with omens of death and destruction. But these haunting premonitions are only the beginning…

Don't miss the moment when Katie's and Tomohiro's worlds collide in Ink, book one of The Paper Gods series from Harlequin TEEN.


  • Kindle: 172 KB
  • Print Length: 69 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (June 1, 2013)
  • ASIN: B00BED2UIW





REVIEW:
Meh.
This novella introduces me to Katie and her story, as well as Japanese culture and mythology. I may have some knowledge of the culture, but the mythology was lost to me. It was nice to learn about it in this book.
The characters all seem to have a paranormal thing going on too. They call it mythology, I call it paranormal energy. It was intriguing to say the least, but also not something my mind could fully grasp.
It was all enough to keep me reading on and then now onto Ink. Consider me piqued.


2.5

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 154!



Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.






A lockout that eventually morphed into a riot. A siege at the port. A kingdom on the brink of civil war while still facing an ongoing threat of an attack from outside forces.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

B Is For Best Friend Bella

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!
I couldn't resist, sorry.
Meet my bestest friend, but shhhhhh... don't tell my bestie Wendy.
Bella.
She's so swella.
But she smells like mortadella.
Just kidding. I love my Bella. She is my shadow really.
She even sits in the chair beside me as I type this out. Never leaves my side, 'cause when I do, she cries.... oh how she cries. The hubster says she pines for me.
I only left for 5 minutes to get coffee.
But every time I walk in the door and she is at the stairs to greet me, I feel like the most important person on earth. And I am, after all, who else will give her all the treats and toys?!
So here's my ode to Bella. My companion to the end!


Alphabe Thursday



#Giveaway: Wind And Shadow - Tori L. Ridgewood

Rayvin Woods, photographer and natural witch. She just wanted to start her life over again after a series of misadventures. She didn't count on rekindling a lost love when she came home to Talbot...or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life.

Grant Michaels, police officer. He thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger...but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it's too late?

Malcolm de Sade, cunning vampire, imprisoned underground for a year by Charlotte Fanning and Pike Mahonen ("Mist and Midnight", Midnight Thirsts). His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town...

The Talbot Trilogy
1. Wind and Shadow
2. Blood and Fire (available January 2013)


After her first heartbreak, Tori found solace in two things: reading romance novels and listening to an after-dark radio program called Lovers and Other Strangers. Throughout the summer and fall of 1990, the new kid in town found reading fiction and writing her own short stories gave her a much needed creative outlet. Determined to become a published author, Tori amassed stacks of notebooks and boxes of filed-away stories, most only half-finished before another idea would overtake her and demand to be written down. Then, while on parental leave with her second baby, one story formed and refused to be packed away. Between teaching full-time, parenting, and life in general, it would take almost seven years before the first novel in her first trilogy would be completed. In the process, Tori finally found her stride as a writer.

At present, on her off-time, Tori not only enjoys reading, but also listening to an eclectic mix of music as she walks the family dog (Skittles), attempts to turn her thumb green, or makes needlework gifts for her friends and family members. She loves to travel, collect and make miniature furniture, and a good cup of tea during a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Under it all, she is always intrigued by history, the supernatural, vampire and shapeshifter mythology, romance, and other dangers.


Tori L. Ridgewood’s new book Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy, published by Melange Books, was released on June 20, 2013. For more information, visit http://torilridgewood.wordpress.com/.


Excerpt from Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy by Tori L. Ridgewood

Rayvin’s teeth were grinding together. The pretty little waitress, her head cocked while she smacked her gum and smiled saucily, didn’t know with whom she was dealing. Rayvin’s hand itched to wipe those too-red lips off her freckly face; her magick boiled inside her, making the room spin slightly with its intensity. Maybe the little bitch wanted those braces to be permanently glued to her teeth? Or every freckle to spontaneously morph into ugly, enormous, oozing pimples?
Rayvin had had enough of being nice. She had held her tongue while Asshole Wilson had made his insinuations, in front of everyone. She had been good, waiting with utmost patience while Grant Michaels, of all people, had risen somewhat to her defense. He had impressed her, just when she didn’t want to feel or be impressed, which put her in even more of a bad mood. Everyone kept assuming they knew everything, just like this dumb bitch behind the counter, who had smiled blandly when Rayvin had tried explaining her relationship to Andrea.
“Sorry, I don’t know you, I wasn’t on shift last night.” She snapped her gum. That particular habit had always driven Rayvin crazy. “I could lose my job if I let you have the necklace.”
“Is the assistant manager here?”
Snap. Chew. “Nope. Sorry. She’s busy.”
“Look, maybe I haven’t made myself clear—” Rayvin checked her name tag. “Susan.”
“Suzie.” She smiled brightly, flipping a long brown pigtail over her shoulder and thrusting her shirt forward.
“Whatever. You don’t seem to understand—”
“Hey, there, Suzie-Q!” Michaels eased his way between Rayvin and the counter. Inwardly, she seethed at his interference and at herself for feeling relieved. She had already fought this battle with herself; she did not need his help. So why was her breast still tingling where his chest had brushed against it while moving her aside?
As he smoothly explained the situation, again, Rayvin crossed her arms and scowled at the patrons watching with interest. Once more, she was getting attention that she neither needed nor wanted. Tapping her foot to focus some of her negativity, she looked away as Michaels continued to flirt with the girl behind the counter.
Susie was now leaning against her arms to reveal her assets at their best angle, beaming up at the tall dark off-duty cop who had to be twice her age. Her giggles clawed up Rayvin’s back. She saw a dimple flicker within the light dusting of bristle on Michaels’ face as he grinned down on the little girl.
She couldn’t look away. She’d seen him grin like that before, for his friends, but not for her. Her heart ached, remembering a flash of a grin she’d thought was directed toward her in high school. And the crushing embarrassment when she’d realized he was looking at someone behind her. It was ridiculous, really, that the man had this ability to affect her in this way, after ten years. Stupid.
Impatiently pacing to the door and back, she couldn’t decide what irritated her more; the entirely age-inappropriate crushing going on, or her reaction to it. Her hackles had gone up in a decidedly defensive manner. It shouldn’t matter that he wasn’t interested. He’d made the boundaries in their relationship painfully clear. She shouldn’t even use the word, ‘relationship.’ She was essentially a subject in an investigation, and the enemy of his best friend. And yet she needed him to get what Andrea needed. Michaels could talk to people in a way that she could not, and it was clearly working. She grudgingly appreciated the effort, on Andrea’s behalf, but still . . . did he have to be so obvious?
As long as he was able to get the necklace, then they could go their separate ways, and she wouldn’t have to watch him smiling at a pretty girl. She wouldn’t have to pretend that he might, in some small way, want to move forward. His offer of coffee had felt like a truce of sorts, and for a moment she had nearly believed that they were just two ordinary individuals, catching up after years of separation. But as much as she wanted to believe in the possibility and enjoy something of a reunion, or something more, because she had to admit that the man made her weak in the knees and always had, she knew it could never happen. There was too much history between them. Now, there was too much at stake. Whatever heartache and loneliness she might feel, she would have to bury it, for Andrea’s sake.
Rayvin swallowed her feelings, and resumed her post behind Grant, glowering at her former high school crush and the flirtatious waitress.
The door opened again, this time admitting an icy wind as well as an individual in dirty jeans and a torn and grimy black jacket. He pulled the door shut firmly against the breeze. Rayvin couldn’t see his face for the curtain of greasy black hair under his dismal grey trucker’s cap.
The patrons closest to the entrance reacted to the unexpected gust of cold air, grabbing for their coats and scarves. The newcomer stood by the door, rubbing his grubby hands vigorously. It was a hint of the winter to come, Rayvin reflected, shivering through her own thick woollen sweater. If it was as cold as that wind suggested, she was going to have an uncomfortable journey home, whether it was walking or riding with Officer Michaels. Constable Michaels. Whatever he was called now. She rubbed her arms, waiting for the brief burst of chill to dissipate with the warmth of the restaurant.
It didn’t.
In fact, as waitress Suzie twirled her hair around her finger and dipped below the counter to retrieve the necklace for Michaels, Rayvin noticed a distinct odour pervading the room. A couple behind her left off eating their soup, noses wrinkled wrinkling in distaste.
“Does it seem darker in here to you?” Michaels asked.
Before Rayvin could respond, Suzie called out, “Do you have a penlight or something? I can’t see down here.”
Obligingly, Michaels removed the tool from an inner coat pocket, and turned around.
Rayvin had noticed that the lights seemed dim, and the small votive candles on each table were giving off faint blue hues. Not that any of the diners picked up on their supernatural glow; they were putting on coats or sweaters against the chill that continued to spread, or using menus and napkins to try wafting away the stink that ruined their appetites.
She stepped toward the stranger who had walked in, sensing the source of the problem. For a brief instant, as he lifted his chin, her eyes met his in the shadow under the brim of his filthy hat.
Suddenly, it felt like the walls were closing in; the world tilted around her, her head pounded, and her vision exploded. Sickening lights and horrifying, demonic faces leered at her as the floor slanted under her feet. The breath left her lungs in a whoosh, as though she’d been punched in the stomach. Rayvin reached out, blindly, hands grasping for something solid, and found Michaels’ arm.
“We have to get out of here, now,” she whispered, clutching his wrist.
She turned her head away from the shadows and that elongated and loomed over her to gesture at the door, where the decorative lights shimmered and stretched into a matrix of fantastic threads snaking through the air to bind and trap her. They blinded her against the dark figure, but she could hear his malevolent laughter. It echoed all around her, drowning out the words she knew Grant was speaking; she could feel his chest against her back, an island of stability in the chaos, rumbling gently as he spoke. Her knees trembled, nearly giving way under the onslaught. The arm encircling her waist took her off-guard, and she fought against it at first, until touch revealed it to be Michaels’ muscle, sinew, and bone holding her steady.
As one, they moved toward the entrance. His grip tightened as Rayvin staggered under the weight of the malevolence bearing down on her. Black, dark, evil energy sank down along her shoulders and spine, cloaking her with icy tendrils and muffling her senses even as her feet shuffled toward the threshold, until she felt the contours of the door under her palms. The vile blanket lifted from her with the first brushes of crisp, fresh air against her face; she tilted her chin up, letting the calming breeze wash over her eyelids, her nose, and her lips. Exhaling, she let him steer her down the sidewalk a few paces. She felt like a swimmer who’d barely escaped drowning. Stopping at a low stone wall, Rayvin leaned her elbows against its frosty, pitted rough surface, and immediately missed the warmth of Michaels’ touch when his hand let go of her body.
“What the hell happened in there?” Michaels was standing a step away, his hands fisted on his hips.
She looked up, rubbing the back of her hand against her forehead. The pain banding her skull from temple to temple was starting to ease, but when she opened her eyes, halos of energy stood in bright relief around the living entities and made her head ache anew. Michaels moved into her field of vision. She flinched, but instead of the burst of agony she was expecting, his aura flooded her with calm. He stepped closer, and with relief, she felt herself opening to his vibration, warm and healing. She felt his concern, his confusion and frustration, and more.
“I . . .” Rayvin hesitated, unable to hold his gaze. She looked back the way they had come, down the sidewalk at the seemingly ordinary restaurant. Another couple was just coming through the doors, holding hands and laughing, oblivious to whatever had attacked her.
“It’s hard to explain. I felt something . . . wrong, really wrong. Something powerful, that came at me, like it was attacking me, or about to. It wasn’t safe to stay. I couldn’t see, couldn’t breathe . . .” She shuddered, bowing her head, and felt him move a step closer.
“Well, I thought you were going to faint,” Michaels noted. “And you’re still pale. Are you on anything? Any medications, herbs, or . . .” He cut off when she glared at him blearily. “What you experienced could logically be the result of a hallucinogen of some kind.”
Cradling her chin, he pulled out the penlight again to check her pupils. She jerked her head, trying to get away, but he refused to let go. The touch of his hand made her breath come more quickly. The sensation of his fingers brushing against the sensitive skin, just below her jawline, weakened her defences. Or was it his nearness, the way his eyes met hers, his lips so close to her own that hers trembled in response? Rayvin’s stomach was still clenching in reaction to fear, and her fingers were numb with shock; her instinct was tearing her in three directions. She wanted to run back in and fight the creature. She wanted to run for her own life. And she wanted to stay right here in the safety of this man’s arms.
She would never know who moved first.
Her eyes closed as his mouth covered hers, yielding to the hand that cupped her face and tilted it back. Her fingers touched his chest, exploring the contours of the warm muscle hidden under the soft flannel work shirt. Heat blossomed between her thighs as she felt his heartbeat quicken. He moved closer, settling into the space between her legs as their kiss deepened.




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#Giveaway: Sweet Nothings - Janis Thomas

Life's sweetest moments happen when you least expect them . . .
When Ruby McMillan's husband announces one morning that he's dumping her for another woman, she's unable to decide which indignity stings the most: the dissolution of their eighteen-year marriage or the deflation of her white-chocolate soufflé with raspberry Grand Marnier sauce. Without a good-bye to their two teenaged children, Walter leaves Ruby to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery.
With only royal icing holding her together, Ruby still manages to pick herself up and move on, subsidizing her income with an extra job as a baking instructor, getting a "my-husband's-gone" makeover, and even flirting with her gorgeous mortgage broker, Jacob Salt. For as long as she can remember, Ruby has done what's practical, eschewing far-fetched dreams and true love in favor of stability. But suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she's beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.


Author BioJanis Thomas, author of Sweet Nothings, is a native Californian, lives in Orange County with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Ruby. Janis has written more than fifty songs and (with her dad) two children's books, and is also an avid baker. She is also the author of Something New.
For more information please visit http://www.janisthomas.com, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.



Reviews

"Sparkling, witty, and poignant. Sweet Nothings is absolutely delicious!"
-- Jane Porter, author of The Good Daughter

"A breezy read."
-- Publishers Weekly

"For any woman who has ever flirted with the possibility of a different life. Or who has ever flirted, period."
-- Sally Koslow, author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Caseco: Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone Cover & Powerbox Universal Backup Battery Charger *UPDATED*

Caseco is a company founded by a team of successful mobile phone accessory industry veterans.  They are a leading Canadian manufacturer of innovative products designed to enhance popular mobile phones, tablets and wireless devices. Caseco products are engineered to meet the needs of today's demanding mobile users, delivering superior performance, trend-setting styling, higher manufactured quality and at a better value!
Their current array of newly launched products includes; Shock Express, ( a dual layered cell phone cover), Lynx, (a two-piece cover), Flux, (flexible inner shock-absorbing sleeve with sturdy outer shell), Powerbox Universal, (portable 2600mAh charger), Caseco Pill, (universal 1.5 Amp car charger), Caseco Bullet, (1.0 Amp car charger).

Visit their website today!





I was sent the Shock Express for my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, and a Powerbox universal charger for review.
Let me say how fast the shipping was from the moment of ordering, to when it got to my house. They didn't waste any time getting the products out to me, and I liked that a lot, of course. Being as clumsy as I can be, I was looking forward to ripping open that case and getting it on my phone.
As you can see, it looks like it'll be a perfect fit, a match made in heaven! Plus it will go from blue to red!
Putting it on is so easy! You just place the top in the cover and glide it in till it fits. It's really that simple! As you see, it was a perfect fit! And now it feels like my phone has bumper pads on the sides. That's a good thing for durability!
Pretty color red, right?!
I know it may look kinda orange in the pics, but it's red, very red.
I have to say though, it is heavier than I expected. My phone was so lightweight without the cover on, and now it weighs my pocket down, let alone my hand. Feels like an iPhone now... lol..
Since we are on the nit-picky things first, I'll point out the things on the case I'm not fond of or don't get.
This is the volume control on my phone. As you see, the buttons don't quite line up. When I had the cover on, it didn't matter much. I noticed how little I use those buttons is all. Not that they were off.
This is where my headphones go in. Not sure what the extra holes are for either. Breathing? I don't know. Also not something that I really cared about as I don't use headphones in my phone. I have an MP3 player for that.
Last is this little square hole.
Any idea what it's for??? Yeah, me either.
Again I am not complaining though as it doesn't bother me. It has no use, and doesn't get in the way or hinder anything so why worry?!
There is so much good about this case, those things are able to be looked over.
The power button lines up perfect. Works for me!
The charger port lines up perfect, and again works for me!
Pardon the hair
And lastly, the camera lines up perfect! So with the main parts usable, why sweat the small stuff?! Don't, I say!
This gal here is like Olive Oyl. I can be quite clumsy, fall down, bump into things, you know what I'm talking about. I've always got this phone in my pocket, and now it is protected. Seriously, I dropped it to the ground just to see if it was as shock absorbent as it claimed. Thankfully it is or I might be out $650!

And in regards to the charger, it is awesome! I can use it anywhere and how cool is that?!

These would make great stocking stuffers for that tech/mobile savvy person in your house. Geez, maybe even you need a charger or case. They have a huge selection on accessories, so go check Caseco out!


WATCH FOR A GIVEAWAY COMING SOON!

UPDATE:
Since I am completely wrong and do not know what phone I purchased, I have to update this review for you all.
I have a Samsung S3, not S4. This is why the buttons do not perfectly align. They are perfectly aligned to the S4. 
Since purchasing the phone, I had myself believing it was the S4, not S3. So when I ordered the case I made a big error, not Caseco. They are awesome! Not only did they point out I had the S3, thanks for that, but they also offered to send me the proper case! How cool is that?! My mistake and they still fix it. That is awesome service! Thanks Caseco, not only for great products but for going over and above in customer service and PR.

Spellbound Winter Book Tour (With #Giveaway)


Character Quiz
Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! All the previously published books in the Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance and suspenseful thrills. The new versions also include exclusive bonus material and brand new scenes. Even additional scenes from charming, bad-boy, Trent Donovan’s point-of-view! To help promote the new editions, she is doing this awesome book tour to share the update with fellow booklovers.
This giveaway is open internationally! So let’s tell the blogging world!
Hi everyone, I’m Sherry Soule—waving from the SF Bay Area in California, where I’m chilling on my laptop and chatting on Twitter about my favorite books and movies.
Author Sherry Soule has a treat for all my followers today. Take this super fun quiz to see which character BEST suits YOU and score an eBook version of the first book in this unforgettable YA series, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN!

Would you be better friends with Shiloh or Ariana?

Are you a quirky, romantic witch with magickal powers?
Or a snarky and outgoing blond with lots of vitality?

Well, they both love to read, have their own sense of style, and have big dreams for the future—but while they share those things, Shiloh’s tall, and Ariana’s not. Ariana’s got major curves and Shiloh’s super skinny. Ariana hearts Christina Aguilera and Shiloh’s all about the Foo Fighters.

Take this quiz and be sure to check the bottom of the post for the details regarding this random giveaway.

1.     You have $150 to spend. Where do you go?

a.      Forever 21, yay!
b.      Hot Topic, of course!
c.      Duh! Abercrombie & Fitch
d.      Steve Madden. A girl can never have too many shoes!

2.    It is dinnertime. What are you in the mood for?

a.      BBQ Chicken Pizza. Yum!
b.      Salad and iced tea—please
c.      Fruit and diet soda
d.      Chinese takeout.

3.    The fog in Whispering Pines is extra thick. What keeps you warm?

a.      Bolero jacket with Lucky jeans and Uggs.
b.      Hoodie with my skinny jeans and Doc Martens
c.      The fires of hell—so toasty!
d.      Denim jacket with my black pants and converse

4.    What is your dream destination?

a.      Hawaii. Warm and tropical. Plus hot guys.
b.      New York. Architecture and culture
c.      Underworld. One way ticket—please!
d.      Paris. The city of romance!

5.    What’s your favorite footwear?

a.      Glitter Nikes
b.      Doc Martens
c.      Hoofs
d.      Converse.

6.   Favorite supernatural hunk?

a.     Tyler Lockwood—furry and supercute! 
b.     Dean Winchester—heavy sigh!
c.     Stefan Salvatore—so romantic!
d.     Edward Cullen—bite me!

7.    What’s your favorite TV show?

a.      True Blood
b.      SUPERNATURAL
c.      Lost Girl
d.      The Vampire Dairies


9.   What’s your dream job?

a.      Hairstylist
b.      Architect
c.      Ghost Hunter
d.      Personal Shopper

10. What pet would you like to own?

a.      Hamster
b.      Siamese cat
c.      Hell Hound
d.      None

11.  Favorite TV show?

a.      Legend—I like fairy folk
b.      The Craft—awesome witch movie!
c.      Insidious—haunted houses are über scary
d.      Ginger Snaps—werewolves are cool.

12.  What is the best season?

a.      Spring. Warmer weather and blooming flowers.
b.      Summer. Yay! No school
c.      Winter. It gets dark early…
d.      Fall. Halloween!

13.  What is your favorite color?

a.      Silver, it’s sparkly and magical.
b.      Pink. I can be a feminist girly-girl and like pink!
c.      Red, the color of blood.
d.      Metallic blue. Duh

14.  Would you prefer to read on a cold, rainy day:

a.    “Need” by Carrie Jones
b.    “Strange Angels” by Lili St. Crow
c.    “Half-Blood” by Jennifer L. Armentrout
d.    “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire


If you answered...

Mostly a's: You and Ariana need to hang at the bookstore!
Mostly b's:  Shiloh has a haunted house to cleanse—you free tonight?
Mostly c's: Too bad you’re not friends with either girl, because creatures of the underworld are watching you! Hurry and retake the quiz!
Mostly d's: Ariana and Shiloh are your new BFFs!



Random winner will be picked on December 21st. Please check back on that day to find out if you’re the lucky winner. Your eBook will be delivered via email to download to your e-Reader.

Those who enter must have an eReader to redeem this prize. All prizes will be electronically delivered. Please review all terms & conditions before entering.  

Mandatory giveaway details:
1.) You must comment with your quiz results
2.) Be a follower of the Spellbound Series Universe Blog
3.) Be a follower of this blog
4.) Follow us both on Twitter - @WriterSherry & @fredalicious
5.) Tweet about this giveaway and include link
That's it! Good luck!


Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.
Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.
But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
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