Indie Author Excerpts: Nick the Saint by Anthony Szpak

Indie Author Excerpts: Nick the Saint by Anthony Szpak

October 24, 2014 Indie Author Excerpts 2

Welcome! Indie Author Excerpts is a feature allowing indie authors the chance to showcase one of their books and allows readers to find their next favorite story. Each week, an indie author gets to promote a 1-2 page excerpt of their book here at BookShelfery. This is a win-win for everyone! This feature was inspired in part by Indie Author Spotlight, a meme hosted by Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment and CYP @ A Bookalicious Story.  Are you an author that would like to be featured in Indie Author Excerpts? If so, check out this page and fill out the form.   From the moment Nick’s tiny legs could support the weight of his body, he was put to work. It might be… Read more »

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

October 23, 2014 Book Review 4 ★★★★★

OMG What didn’t I like about Outlander?! Nothing, absolutely nothing!  I was very wary to begin reading Outlander because it’s just so damn long.  But I wanted to be part of the cool kids club (literally, that was the reason), so I debated on either buying the audio or the ebook.  I opted for the ebook because I’m cheap frugal. Diana Gabaldon is like the Stephen King of Highlander Romance. Which is pretty bold of me to say, since I haven’t really read any other Highlander romance.  She’s very wordy and descriptive, so if you don’t like that, Outlander may not be for you.  I didn’t think I would like that, but her descriptions just lost me in her world…. Read more »

Book Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Book Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

October 20, 2014 Book Review 0 ★★★½

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey is the second book in The 5th Wave series, continuing the story about the survivors of a hostile alien takeover of our world. Fun fact: the first book in the series was the first book I ever reviewed for the blog, and I loved it. I was super excited about getting my hands on this installment and finding out what happens next! Unfortunately, this one didn’t grab me and pull me in the way the first book did. While it was action-packed, I just didn’t find it as riveting as the first. There were a couple of “Wait! Did that just happen?!” moments, but overall, it wasn’t a book that I had a hard… Read more »

Indie Author Excerpts: Only Love Survives by Renee Charles

Indie Author Excerpts: Only Love Survives by Renee Charles

October 17, 2014 Indie Author Excerpts 0

Welcome! Indie Author Excerpts is a feature allowing indie authors the chance to showcase one of their books and allows readers to find their next favorite story. Each week, an indie author gets to promote a 1-2 page excerpt of their book here at BookShelfery. This is a win-win for everyone! This feature was inspired in part by Indie Author Spotlight, a meme hosted by Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment and CYP @ A Bookalicious Story.  Are you an author that would like to be featured in Indie Author Excerpts? If so, check out this page and fill out the form.   The cat nearly tripped Megan at the front door. “Hey watch it fur ball.” But, his ploy worked and she… Read more »

WW Read-a-thon – Scramble Challenge

WW Read-a-thon – Scramble Challenge

October 17, 2014 Challenge, Giveaway 7

Welcome to my Wonderfully Wicked Readathon Challenge!  It’s almost Halloween, time to say “Boo!”  So I’ve whipped up a fun challenge for you.  (Hey, that rhymed!).  Below, in the Rafflecopter, is a list of twenty-five scrambled words.  Enter your best guesses, but remember, no cheatin’!   For this challenge, to make it harder than last year, I’ve removed all the spaces from titles with more than one word. *evil laugh*   The List gweretnilh erttsirypursphae oehvtrtenigh mssgiin oernrgnebwhtum erklthlaeewspe uteadhn ehotelypwlaarn sitshetetpser wdikeeenks eagetfmreih goulhttsi thosedrtmeoerecb henktief enhoeuqmptre   Giveaway/Challenge Rules You are only allowed to answer the questions once, unless you are editing your answer You must be 13 or older to participate We will be sending you the… Read more »

Indie Author Excerpts: By the Sea by Katherine McIntyre

Indie Author Excerpts: By the Sea by Katherine McIntyre

October 10, 2014 Indie Author Excerpts 0

Welcome! Indie Author Excerpts is a feature allowing indie authors the chance to showcase one of their books and allows readers to find their next favorite story. Each week, an indie author gets to promote a 1-2 page excerpt of their book here at BookShelfery. This is a win-win for everyone! This feature was inspired in part by Indie Author Spotlight, a meme hosted by Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment and CYP @ A Bookalicious Story.   Most kids had imaginary friends growing up, but not like mine. I slowed down near the cypress docks because, like always, they made me think of him. The ocean crashed along the pier and glittered under the dying sun like shattered glass. Since I’d lived… Read more »

Black Friday Book Bonanza is back!  Signups now!

Black Friday Book Bonanza is back! Signups now!

October 7, 2014 News 4

We’re making a list and checking it twice! Welcome to the 4th annual Black Friday Book Bonanza!  The holidays are again upon us – where did 2014 go?!  Now is a great time to clear those shelves to make room for new titles.  So don’t go out and brave the crowds; get cozy with us in your jammies and enter to win some new-to-you books!  The hosts for this event are BookShelfery.com and CaffeinatedReviewer.com.   This giveaway will run from 12:01am on November 28 through 12:01am December 1st. Rules of the Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway hosts must be a book blogger or author Giveaway must be book-related (books, Amazon giftcards, pre-orders) If you are an author, you can include book swag, but… Read more »

When A Book Community Closes Ranks Against A Publisher #notchilled

When A Book Community Closes Ranks Against A Publisher #notchilled

October 4, 2014 Discussion 14

As you are aware, Ellora’s Cave, the major erotica e-publisher, sued Dear Author and it’s owner, Jane Litte under her given name for a blog article posted on September 14th, detailing all that is allegedly going wrong within the publishing house.  Jane cited her sources throughout the article and it appeared to be factual, and without malice. This lawsuit is unprecedented, at least as far as I know, because a publisher has never sued a book blogger before.  Book bloggers are not true journalists – or are we? – and we are not held to the same bar as, say, a news reporter, for example.  So our words seemingly hold less value individually.  But I’ll get to that in a… Read more »