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 6

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 »

Indie Author Excerpts: ONE LUCKY NIGHT by Aria Kane

Indie Author Excerpts: ONE LUCKY NIGHT by Aria Kane

October 3, 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.   The next thirty minutes went by so quickly, Derek startled when someone knocked hard on the back door of the kitchen, the one that led into the alley. The Brazen Head had been busy, but not unmanageable – a steady stream of orders came through… Read more »

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

October 1, 2014 Book Review 5 ★★★★

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted the inaugural book club meeting for a group of women in my neighborhood. The book we chose for our first meeting was Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, and all eight of us really enjoyed it. As an adoptive mom, this book really resonated with me, and I was horrified to realize that this was a part of our American history that I was clueless about. By now, you guys are probably sick of hearing me say how much I like books that take place in two different times from two different perspectives. But here we go again…the book tells the stories of Vivian, beginning in the 1920’s as she is a 9-year… Read more »