Last day for this event and we project ourselves in the futur, which books i'm looking forward next year. There are several and even some that i've read the first one to start with so i hope i won't be disappointed but hey we can hope.
I've decided not to post a cover for these one because, they don' necessary exist already and it would be more easy.
1: Endlessly by Kiersten White, hardback ( last book of the paranormalcy serie)
2: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
3: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
4: Pure from Jennifer Armentrout ( such a great cover)
5:Psi Changeling tome 3 from Nalini Singh, french edition by Milady
6:Minuit tome 6 from Lara Adrian, milady french edition
7: Succubus tome 5, french edition by Milady
8: andrea's books ( no title yet) spin off of Kate daniels serie.
9: Oracles' moon, Elders race serie tome 4 by Thea Harrison
10:Deity by Jennifer Armentrout
To be honest my top priority were at first Kate Daniels 6 and the New Mercy Thompson books but both were reschelduled to be published in 2013 so i have to be very very patient.
The topic of today must be based on Characters so after several attempts, i've decided to choose as my topic: my top 10 of shapeshifters that i would like to have as a friend ( or boyfriend for somes males. )
1° Adam from the Mercy Thompson serie by Patricia Briggs.
So loyal, he protect his pack well and in the same time he can stand some non members on his territory.Intelligent , he doesn't give up on what he wished even if it takes time. And he has a great sense of humor. A perfect alpha ( an a wolf to make it even better)
2° Dragos from the elder races serie by Thea Harrison. A dragon, that's not sommon and he managed to get under his wing and reign several kind of shapeshifters, not so easy. Very intelligent he is also very possessive but he can be selfness when it's needed .
3° Curran from Kate daniels serie by ilona Andrews. Perseverant, humor , great fighter, old power, fair ruler a lot of quality even if he is very possessive too he tries to bend his rules a bit to let a small place for independence as long as he can surpervise^^;;
4° Pia from the Elder races serie by thea Harrison. What a great friend, loyal, honest and with the gift of healing i like this kind of unicorn.
5° Mahon from the Kate daniels serie by Ilona Andrews. I can hate his decision sometimes i must admit that he is a perfect exemple of shapeshifters, loyal, fierce fighter and very protective. i much prefer to have this bear on my side than as an opponent.
6° Lucan from Psy changeling serie by Nalini Singh. A big big cat ^^;; with all his qualities and defaults: curiosity, playfulness etc. He is very loyal and has the respect from his pack...perhaps a bit too much of cuddling with packmembers (what?! i can be possessive too^^;;)
7° Elena from the women of otherworlds by Kelley Armstrong. She is very independant and always there for her friend. But, where she is Clayton is there too and i'm not so sure he is so happy to share^^;;
8° Jim from the Kate Daniels serie by Ilona Andrews. Again a "cat "^^;; i like them even if i prefer the wolves. I mean is should be a great friend but he is so paranoïac and independant that i won't be easy even he is very loyal and protective. He should speak his mind a bit more
9° Dali from kate Daniels serie by Ilona Andrews. A white tiger so great even more she like langages and history how cool it's that . I would love to have her as my friend and she doesn't like blood so i won't risk an injury too easily ^^;;
10° Dereck from the Kate Daniels serie by Ilona Andrews. A wolf yes but he lost points by not following orders ( direct orders!!) from his alpha. Anyway he is loyal and protective so he is on this top.
Believe me it wasn't easy for me to decide which topic to do for today's post but after seeing the majority of vampire in my top boyfriend i decided to honor a bit the shapeshifters too.
Perhaps we have something in common.
all the best and see you tomorrow for the last day of this great even.
third day of Top 10 of 2011 and it's consacred to the book Boyfriend, based on books read in 2011.Who do i wish could be mine.
Not so easy to decide but it's not as difficult as it could be.
1: Bones from the Night Huntress Serie from Jeaniene Frost. Really so loyal, honest and perseverant..if your forguet all the past mistress he is perfect.
2: Adam: From Mercy Thompson Serie from Patricia Briggs. Also very perseverant and funny; i admire the fact that he tried to let Mercy be independant when she wish to be and how kind he is waiting for her.
3: Curran from Kate Daniels Serie by ilona Andrews. It was hard to decide at wich place to put it... he is loyal, funny but also he can be very oppressive, i guess what works in his favor was that he still decided to trust her when leraning who was her father and perseverance counts a lot for me.
4: Dragos from the Elders race serie by Thea Harrison. Possesive witha good sense of humor he decide to be himself for the one he love. So cute and the way he can be so gentle when needed and fierce with his ennemies. A good alpha
5: Lucas Hunter from Psi changeling serie by Nalini Singh. Loyal to his pack but still he doesn't give up his soulmate and even help her when she forbids him to do it . Wonderful
6: Lucan Thorne from the Midnight serie by Lara Adrian he is loyal and protective but not oppressive so yes i like him.
7: Dante from the Guardians of Eternity by Alexandra Ivy. He is ready to stay a slave to protect his loved one and he is demonstrative. Perfect.
8: Dante ( another one^^) from the Midnight serie by lara Adrian. Also fiercely protective, he keep his promise and can be so kind when it's needed.
9:Vlad from the Night Huntress Serie by Jeaniene Frost. I mean he is still loyal to his late wife, can be funny and protective, he is quite good for me.
10: Jim from the Kate Daniels Serie by Ilona Andrews. Only place 10 because he is loyal yes but so protective that he doesn't express his love at all. And i need a boyfriend who show me and tell me that he loves me.
So if analyse this list: more vampire than shapeshifters ( i guess i've read more books about vampire this year^^;;) the common aspect of them is their loyalty , protectiveness and perseverance. Where is my soulmate now....
Do we have someone in common on our list? Who and why did you choose him ( them)?
On this second day of the Top 10 of 2011 the special topic is: the cover because a book with a great cover can catch your eyes and made you want to read the book. Thus i will show you my favorite cover published in 2011.
First: Le royaume des loups By Kathryn Lasky in Pocket jeunesse éditons ( French)-2011 oh my i love wolves so this so cute puppy i couldn't resist. And the background make me think winter so Christmas time^^;; ( i have to get that book , it should be on the way). I love the covers for this author in general , i mean the one for gahoole's guardian were somptuous also ( not the last one)
Second place: Half- Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout. A purple flower semmed made by smoke.....great, poetic...i'm still trying to win this book to have my hand on it
Third place: Flying Bling by Deborah CookeThere is something magical in this one, the Uk cover isn't so great but this one with the light blue with effet oh my i have to get it one day ( even if i have the uk version too)
Four place: Tiger's curse by Colleen Houck, paperback edition by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. A white tiger, my heart is warming when i look at the eyes. ( yes i love animals^^;;)
Five:Les chants de la Terre by Elspeth Cooper- editor Bragelonne ( FR)-Novembre 2011. I can't explain this choose for me it's a feeling that this cover is simple and in the same time so appropriate for that title and book.
Six.Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, paperback edition by Harper Teen ( july 2011) i love the feeling of this cover and the pink and purple...whoah ( the hardback from 2010 is a bit darker than this one)
Seven: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews ( editor ACE). The book wasn't up to my expectation but the cover is very appropriate with the lion in the background
Eight: Waterfall by Lisa T Bergen David C Cook Publishing Company -2011. Something mystical, the light.; i don't know but in the top 10 that's for sure.
Nine: Winging it by Deborah Cooke at New American Library- 2011. The orange and pink,give a warm feeling to this cover.
Ten: Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennet at POCKET BOOKS. I can't explain, i just love it.
I'm sure your choices are different but hey, every one has different taste ^^.
During one week, each day will have a post about our top 10 of books, or covers or characters. Each day, a special topic.
Today we start with the Top 10 of Books read in 2011- any book so not just the one published in 2011. For me it's a bit special because it will be a mix of books in French and in English ( because sometimes i discover an author thank to the translation in a French editor house)
Here we Go:
First place goes to:
Psi Changeling"l'esclave des sens" by Nalini singh
Editor: Milady, Publication 2011. I was so happy to discover this book. A great time really ( can't wait to read the next one)
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison Berkley publishing, 2011. Captivating, sad the second book wasn't as good.
Third place: Chloe Neill with Vampire of Chicago tome 1, Editor Milady, 2011. I wanted to the next one quickly. ( Milday published a lot of paranormal romance, bit lit this year)
Four:Alexandra Ivy and Les Gardiens de l'éternité, tome 1 Dante- editor Milady , 2011
Five: On the Prowl by karen MacInerney- ballantine book, 2009. Discovered by chance it was really a good read.
Six: Karen chance serie Cassandra Palmer - ( tome3) Editor Milady pulished in 2011
To be honest perhaps it's higher in the list.. i had a lot of difficulties to choose which book and such so it's only number 6 it would be better in a list of favorite serie however.
Seven: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs- Ace books, 2011. Great great book but only number seven because i much prefered the first one.
Eight: Jeaniene Frost the night huntress serie book 4- french editor Milady , 2011
I've discovered this serie late ^^;; now i'm impatient to read the next one ( in english on my TBR)
Nine: Succubus blues- Milady published in 2011. I was hesitant at first but i don't regret to have given it a try
Ten: Kate Daniels serie by Ilona Andrews tome 3 french editor Milady ( 2010) second publication 2011) lovely
Now making this list wasn't easy at all...some could be higher in the list but since i've read them at the beginning of the year i didn't thought of them first. Also sometimes i've got a problem becaus ei love the serie but the level of books isn't regular. So i've decided to add my Top 5 of Serie discovered in 2011 or still on going in 2011. ( the one i don't want to miss^^;;)
1: Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs, i was disappointed by the last book published but i really love this serie as a whole ( and the next will be as good as the first one)
2: Night huntress serie by Jeaniene Frost
3:Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews ( exaequo with Night huntress serie in fact)
4: Cassandra Palmer by Karen Chance
5: Midnight serie by lara Adrian
6:Chicago vampire by Chloe Neill ( exaequo with Th midnight serie)
For these six serie, i've got the book, in French and in English ^^ because i really love them. I've read the last book published or at least it's on my TBR pile. ( exception for the midnight serie, but i'm planning to get the english books too)
Next is Succubus serie, Psi changeling, Jaz Parks, Dark Swan, Guardian of Eternity etc ( not necessary in order because i don't have read all the book yet, sometime just the first one ( or2) so i can't say if the serie is good or my favorite in his globality.
And a great new...Ilona Andrews is offering a novella : Magic Gifts on her blog. Download free for only 2weeks so if you love the Kate Daniels serie, hurry and enjoy it.
like before, i will tell you about some giveaways open to international ( yes europe too) and very interesting.
Fist, a new one for Christmas at Fuzze Coffee Books called Twelves days of Christmas giveaway. You can win there a fabulous prize or should i said prizes because in 2012 each month you will receive the new release of your choice. That's really really great! Open until 25 December.
Next, the Paperplanes has a giveaway celebrating December where you can win 2 books from a list with several new release. Open until the 28 January
Aujourd'hui il s'agit d'un message un peu spécial puisque je vais vous demander votre aide. J'aimerai vraiment faire plaisir pour Noël/ Nouvel An à maman en lui offrant les lires qui lui manque dans ses séries favorites.C'est en effet la seule chose qui parvient à la faire sourire et à s'évader depuis le décès de papa...mais voilà une partie de ceux manquants ( voir tous) ne sont plus édité. Normalement je fais le tour des magasins d'occasions et si je suis chanceuse j'en trouve un que je met de côté et ainsi de suite mais là je n'en ai aucun en réserve et pour raison médicale je suis coincée à la maison ( interdiction de marcher).
Bref j'aurai besoin d'aide, si jamais vous avez un de ces titres en double ou simplement que vous voulez vous en séparer ou alors il est au magasin du coin près de chez vous etc j'apprécierai grandement votre aide ( diverses modalités possibles: cadeau, échange etc)
Si vous pensez pouvoir m'aider merci de me laisser un commentaire ou de m'envoyer un mail à isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com
Auteur: Kate Sedley ( priorité)
titre: *La cape de Plymouth
*la corde au cou
*La fortune de l'échevin
*L'auberge du gué
Auteur: Paul Doherty
Série Hugh Corbett
titre: *L'ange de la mort
i just wanted to remind you that if you follow my blog and wish to receive a Christmas Card, i would be very happy to send you one. It's not somethin big but it's from the bottom of my heart so for more information check this post . New followers are welcome.
If you want your card early or at least on time ( better be sure with the post) please send me the email for the 5december at the latest.- i extended the time limit so you ahve enough time.
Christmas is fast approaching and this is a big event in the world so many giveaways and blog hop appear. I wanted to share with you some i follow ( open internationally at least for some prizes) because i 'm a followers of thes greats blogs. I won't be complete but i will try to make honor to them so let's begin!
* Carmel at Rabid reads is as kind and generous as ever and organize an event : Holiday foreplay with eath day before Christmas an interview or a guest post and great giveaway. Have a look on the schedule and you will start dreaming ^^
*Book n Kisses organize the Winter’s Favorites Monthly Giveaway, each day, interview blog post and giveaways unfortunately all the paperback aren't international so check carefully before entering. Seems very very interesting anyway, so enjoy. ( until 31/12)
Hi, for my first participation in a blog tour,i choose this one because it's pre-formated and seems interesting ( even if i didn't read the book^^;;). Enter to win books or perhaps the grand prize. Happy thanksgiving
Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully decked out dining room table with mouthwatering temptations waiting to be gobbled up. Everyone waits anxiously for the big reveal… the turkey!
Lovingly prepared since early that morning, the turkey is brought out in a covered, silver serving platter. Aunt Edith smacks little Tommy's hand as he attempts to steal a candied yam dripping with marshmallow. The collective breath is held as the silver cover is removed… revealing… a zombie turkey!
What—what? That's right folks, this year, we are celebrating this American holiday paranormal style. And what says paranormal holiday better than a walking, talking zombie turkey?
This zombie turkey brings you important tidings of great prizes that shall be for all people… who participate and win of course.
November 25-27 you could win up to $200 in prizes!
Three days. Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win!
And who are these crazy paranormal authors? Check them out. It's like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Thanksgiving style!
Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted
"Psychic or not, you'll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering 'the next big thing' for YA." ~ Emily Reese, author of Second Death
Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.
Monster Mash: Emlyn says… I. AM. WEREWOLF! And why's that you ask? First off, my name (Chand) literally means moon in Sanskrit. Next, werewolves are super cool--we can blend in with common folk, and then out of nowhere, kapow! I'm a werewolf, and I sure am hungry. Lastly, Team Jacob 100%. Now excuse me while I cock back my head and howl at my namesake.
Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic
"Patti Larsen is truly gifted because I read Family Magic cover to cover and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment!" ~ from Goodreads review
Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord, but she just wants to be ordinary. When her coven comes under attack, Syd must face the fact only her power can save her family's magic.
Monster Mash: Patti says… I am a witch. Naturally. I weave spells with my words, cast incantations from my keyboard, mix up the very best potions in my cauldron of documents. You want to stay on my good side. Trust me. Unless you enjoy waking up as something... unnatural.
Kimberly Kinrade, author of Forbidden Mind
"Forbidden Mind is a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews
Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. An evil organization with deep secrets. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets a boy who controls minds, she discovers her future isn't what she thought. Together they must escape and free the others… or risk losing everything—and everyone—they love.
Monster Mash: Kimberly says… I may look like a demon, but I'm actually a succubus. Enchanting and seductive, I weave stories that will fuel your passions and make you fall in love. But be warned… once you fall under the spell of my words, your world will never be the same.
John Corwin, author of The Next Thing I Knew
Corwin does a phenomenal job of including humor throughout this novel. This book was like . . . Ghost (the movie) meets The Host (by Stephanie Meyer) meets MIB (Men In Black the movie). ~Maryann, Chapter by Chapter
The afterlife is the last thing on Lucy’s mind until she and every other human on the planet drop dead and find themselves in the hereafter. Lucy drags her social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife and, more importantly, to discover who or what killed everyone and why anyone would do such a mean thing.
Monster Mash: John says… I am a ninja. After all, vampires are simply ninjas with fangs. They can hide in plain sight, right in your living room. Jump out and scare the wits out of you. Drop a smoke bomb and poof! All you’re left with is stinky smoke in your house and soiled underclothes.
Four $25 Book Entries: For each of the four books in the contest, you can enter to win $25 (up to $100 in giveaways!) Simply buy a copy of the book (each is priced at just99 cents for this special promotion) and email the proof of purchase for that book OR submit the first sentence of the fifth chapter for that book to ParanormalTurkey@gmail.com. Winners will be chosen randomly. Each person can submit one entry per book. Here are the links for each book:
it's hard to imagine for me but i've got some followers already not that i don't want you- totally the opposite- but i'm just a beginner and i know i have a lot to improve. I'm really moved on by your support, you mean a lot to me.
So i thought about what i could do to show you how happy and thankful i'm.... i don't have a lot of money but i can manage to send to each "old" followers that's mean you that suscribed before today a christmas card if desire one. I will try also to add something from Belgium while checking i found Smurf's Stickers ( the one printed in the '80) completly impossible to find anymore normaly. I thought that since there was a film in 2011 for the ones who didn't know them and the old fans it could be a great gift even it it quite simple.
Or if one of you collect bookmarks, like me, and want some French one i could see which one enter with the card ( not signed because that's not done here)- i've got some double.
To make that simple if you want a Christmas Card, please send me an email with the subject " christmas wishes card" and your name and address to isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com.
I won't give it to anybody else , don't worry.
Also, i don't want to hurt anyone feeling so i prefer to ask each of you which type of card would you like. In Belgium , Christmas is a catholic holiday so lots of card have this topic " religious pictures", like some virgo and child etc. I can understand if someone doesn't like this kind of card.
Could you add in your mail with type or card you want: traditional or non religious or doesn't matter.
Finally, tell me if you want the stickers of the Smurfs ( Belgian creation^^;;) or a bookmark.
If someone else is very interested too, i could see what i could do but my old followers come first.( I guess that if you commented but didn't follow for example you are still in)
ps: To be sure with the post, please send me our information for the 3December at the latest so i can post them early.
Je commence à peine dans cet univers et vous êtes déjà quelques un à me suivre,merci. Pour être honnête je pensais qu'il me faudrait beaucoup plus de temps pour avoir un membre et puis je dois encore m'améliorer sur tellement de points. Bref, je vous suis très reconnaissante pour votre soutien et je tenais à vous en remercier tous. Comme je ne peux manifestement pas envoyer un livre à chacun et que je ne veux pas faire de sélection entre vous j'ai choisi d'opter pour autre solution peut-être plus simple mais venant du fond du coeur et de saison.
Je me propose de vous envoyer une carte de voeux non virtuelle peu importe où vous vous trouvez dans le monde. Et puis, pour vous offrir un petit quelque chose de chez moi, j'ai retrouvé des autollocants des stroumpfts sortis dans les années 80., un vrai collector. Donc si vous souhaitez recevoir une carte de voeux, il vous suffit de m'envoyer un petit mail avec comme sujet "Chritsmas wishes" avec vos noms et adresse ensuite suffit de me dire si vous souhaitez un autocollant ( qui sait les stroumpfts ne vous interessent peut-être pas)ou éventuellement un marque page si vous les collectionner- j'en ai quelques un en double). Merci aussi de me préciser le genre de carte que vous voulez ( thématique ou illustration religieuse ou pas)car je ne souhaite choquer personne .Mail à m'envoyer avant le 3 décembre pour que vous recevez votre carte à temps.
Oh et ceci s'adresse aux membres inscrits avant la publication de ce message. Si quelqu'un d'autre est intéressé, ça reste une possibilité mais il faudra être motivé car je donne la priorité à ceux qui n'étaient pas là pour ça à la base comme vous le comprendrez surement.
today i decided to share with you some giveaways or contests that are open to worldewide followers on blog that i follow and really like or i spoke with the blogger who was more than kind and perhaps some new discovery after.
First: SweetMarie83 from Ramblings of a Daydreamer has her birthday soon ( 16december) and her blog reached more than 400 followers. To celebrate that she is doing a big giveaway, win our choice of book from a selection. Open until the 16 december
After: Patricia from the Book exhibitionism need some help: answer a lots ( and when i say lots i don't exagerate)of questions about blogging, books etc from her survey and be entered for a book of your choice under 10dollars. Several winners. Open until January ( 7)
New discovery: Megan at Book Brats is celebrating her 200followers with an appreciation giveaway for 11dollars worth at bookdepository or amazon and another gift an arc+swag) is she reaches 300 followers before the end the 7december.
dans ma boite aux lettres " In my mailbox" est une invention américaine de la bloggeuse Kristi, the Story Siren. Cela consiste à partager les livres que nous avons reçus, achetés, gagnés, échangés ou empruntés à la bibliothèque, traditionellement cela se fait 1fois par semaine mais au vu de mon budget je pense que une fois par mois serait plus raisonnable pour moi.
je commencerais donc par les mois de septembre et d'octobre qui m'ont réservés de belles surprises avouons le: