Saturday, July 30, 2011

Featured Author of the Month entry

 Welcome to July's Featured Author of the Month


This month's Featured Author of the Month has been Ednah Walters. Today there will be 5 ways for you to get an entry into the giveaways. Just for a reminder the prizes are A T-shirt, bookmarks and fridge magnets for the YA series, and bookbag, bookmarks and fridge magnets for the adults series. There will be 2 winners fro the YA set and 1 winner for the adult set so 3 winners total. Awesome right! I will be using Random.org on August 1st to pick the winners. Now on to how to get entered!


1. "Like" the Fan Page of Ednah Walter's on Facebook and congratulate her on her upcoming YA release of Betrayed. The second book in The Guardian series. Mention Book Reader Addicts or BRA so I know it's for the giveaway.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fan-Page-Of-Ednah-Walters/202111176494628

2. "Like" The Fitzgerald Family Series by E.B. Walters. This is the fan page for her adult series. Leave a nice comment and mention Book Reader Addict or BRA.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fitzgerald-Family-series-by-EB-Walters/149204081811639

Right now there are 3 events going on to prepare for the release of Betrayed on August 1st. So for the next 3 entries all you have to do is click attending on all 3 of them.
   1. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184755388251810
   2. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146909912052716
   3. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243762812318964


Leave a comment below on which ones you did so I can verify. That easy! Good Luck and Happy Reading!

Check out Ednah's books:

YA:

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice.





Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends. 

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.


ADULT:

She doesn’t want to deal with the past...
Ten years ago, Ashley Fitzgerald witnessed the death of her parents in a tragic fire and blocked the memory. She pretends to have moved on, is a successful artist and photographer, until the morning she opens her door to a stranger she assumes is a model and asks him to strip to his briefs .
He wants to expose the truth....
Wealthy businessman Ron Noble has the body, the jet, the fast cars and the women, but he hides a deadly secret. His father started the fire that killed Ashley’s parents. Now someone is leaving him clues that could exonerate his father and they lead to Ashley’s door. Blindsided by the blazing attraction between them and a merciless killer silencing anyone who was there the night of the fire, Ron dare not tell Ashley the truth. Yet the answer he seeks may very well tear them apart.

While a demented arsonist...SLOW BURN(s)...and plots his ultimate revenge.


She's armed with a new attitude and a kick-ass wardrobe.... 
By age twenty-eight, art historian Jade Fitzgerald has had a marriage from hell and an equally nasty divorce, worked hard to control her weight and her arrhythmia. The last thing she needs is another man messing with her head or shooting her heartbeat off course. That is exactly what she gets when an aloof and mysterious stranger storms into her life. 
He's cynical and don’t take crap from anyone.... 
Former investigative reporter Vince Knight is on a quest to recover a priceless, ancient Mayan artifact, which he believes Jade’s mother stole. He’s skilled at gathering information while remaining emotionally detached, until he meets Jade. The voluptuous woman stirs in him a hunger he hasn’t felt in a long time and a protectiveness he can’t explain. 
Neither of them expects passion to flare so fast or danger to dodge their footsteps. To defeat a ruthless art collector with a twisted agenda, Jade and Vince must learn to trust each other and embrace their growing feelings. 
Until, an insane man plots to add Jade to his collection of beautiful and rare things

Friday, July 22, 2011

My first vlog!

Welcome to the wonderful world of vloging! I am brand spankin new to this so please be patient while I get my barrings with this new world. I hope you like it. If there is anything you want to see on the vlog, have questions (maybe questions you want answered on the new vlog), suggestions, or comments please feel free to share by commenting below.

Oh! There is also a new YouTube channel! 
http://www.youtube.com/tootsiebutt1
video

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Entry for Featured Author of the Month and Review


Welcome to July’s Featured Author of the Month!

This month we will be featuring Ednah Walters! I will ask random questions through out the month for you to earn entries. At the end of the month I will use Random.org to choose a winner for a prize by/from the author.

This months prize, that’s right prizes plural, are A T-shirt, bookmarks and fridge magnets for the YA series, and bookbag, bookmarks and fridge magnets for the adults series. There will be 2 winners fro the YA set and 1 winner for the adult set so 3 winners total. Awesome right!


I recently read and reviewed Slow Burn by Ednah Walters'. Check it out:

Description:

She doesn’t want to deal with the past...
Ten years ago, Ashley Fitzgerald witnessed the death of her parents in a tragic fire and blocked the memory. She pretends to have moved on, is a successful artist and photographer, until the morning she opens her door to a stranger she assumes is a model and asks him to strip to his briefs .
He wants to expose the truth....
Wealthy businessman Ron Noble has the body, the jet, the fast cars and the women, but he hides a deadly secret. His father started the fire that killed Ashley’s parents. Now someone is leaving him clues that could exonerate his father and they lead to Ashley’s door. Blindsided by the blazing attraction between them and a merciless killer silencing anyone who was there the night of the fire, Ron dare not tell Ashley the truth. Yet the answer he seeks may very well tear them apart.

While a demented arsonist...SLOW BURN(s)...and plots his ultimate revenge.

My Review:

I loved Slow Burn! It has equally enough passion, suspense, mystery, and sexual tension. E.B. Walters has a way of writing the story to make you feel a part of it. I smiled with each sexual banter between Ashley and Ron and was on the edge of my seat with every dangerous action.
All the characters are strong and everything flowed really well. I had a hard time putting my Kindle down. I wanted to find out who was behind everything and why. Towards the end I pretty much figured out who was behind everything but then E.B. surprises me. I love it when authors do that.
Slow Burn is HOT (pun intended) and I recommend it to everyone 18 and older!


To get an entry into the giveaway all you have to do is comment on this blog post telling me why you would like read Slow Burn or any other books by Ednah. If you have read them tell me what you like about them.

Ednah's other books:

YA: 


Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice.






Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends. 

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.




Adult:

She's armed with a new attitude and a kick-ass wardrobe.... 
By age twenty-eight, art historian Jade Fitzgerald has had a marriage from hell and an equally nasty divorce, worked hard to control her weight and her arrhythmia. The last thing she needs is another man messing with her head or shooting her heartbeat off course. That is exactly what she gets when an aloof and mysterious stranger storms into her life. 
He's cynical and don’t take crap from anyone.... 
Former investigative reporter Vince Knight is on a quest to recover a priceless, ancient Mayan artifact, which he believes Jade’s mother stole. He’s skilled at gathering information while remaining emotionally detached, until he meets Jade. The voluptuous woman stirs in him a hunger he hasn’t felt in a long time and a protectiveness he can’t explain. 
Neither of them expects passion to flare so fast or danger to dodge their footsteps. To defeat a ruthless art collector with a twisted agenda, Jade and Vince must learn to trust each other and embrace their growing feelings. 
Until, an insane man plots to add Jade to his collection of beautiful and rare things

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Image, Betwixt, and Swag Giveaway

Have you read Insight by Jamie Magee? What about the sequel Embody? If you have read them would you like to read the first chapter of book three in the series, Image? Well, here is your chance! The author of these lovely, unique books Jamie Magee and Book Reader Addicts have come together with something special for you.

What can you win?

1st prize winner will get the first chapter of Image by Jamie Magee, which is the third book in this series and should be out later this Fall, a signed copy of Betwixt by Tera Bray Smith, and some signed and unsigned swag from other authors.

2nd and 3rd prize winners will win some signed and unsigned swag from other authors.

(The swag packs include a signed bookmark and bookplate from Leah Clifford, signed bookmark from Lani Woodland, signed postcard from Laurie Stolarz, and unsigned bookmarks from Melissa Marr, Megg Jenson, Alyson Noel, and Tera Lynn Childs.)




What do you have to do?

Go to Insight Jamie Magee (http://www.facebook.com/Insight.Jamie.Magee) "Like" the page.

Post a picture of your paperback of Insight or a picture of Insight on your E-reader or E-reader app on your phone or computer.

For an extra entry post a picture of your copy of Embody.

You don't have these you say? Well you have a week to get them and enter the giveaway! Insight e-book is available for $0.99 at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Embody e-book is $4.99. That's a steal! You can get 2 books for $5.98 and trust me you won't regret it! Insight was my top YA book for 2010 and Embody is my top YA book so far for 2011.

Here is another way to get an entry! If you buy either of these books or both this week and send a copy of the receipt to bookreaderaddict@hotmail you will get an extra entry for each book!

 Want more info? Check out the descriptions below:

Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.





Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.




 Giveaway ends Friday, July 15th at 11:59pm (PST) and the winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on Saturday, July 16th. Good Luck and Happy Reading!  


Here are my photos!

 (My copies of Insight and Embody paperback)

 (Insight on my Kindle)
(Embody on my Kindle)


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Featured Author of the Month


Welcome to July’s Featured Author of the Month!

This month we will be featuring Ednah Walters! I will ask random questions through out the month for you to earn entries. At the end of the month I will use Random.org to choose a winner for a prize by/from the author.

This months prize, that’s right prizes plural, are A T-shirt, bookmarks and fridge magnets for the YA series, and bookbag, bookmarks and fridge magnets for the adults series. There will be 2 winners fro the YA set and 1 winner for the adult set so 3 winners total. Awesome right!

Here is your first chance to get an entry. All you have to is “Like” Ednah Walters’ fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fan-Page-Of-Ednah-Walters/202111176494628 ) and comment telling her why you would like to read her books. Don’t forget to mention Book Reader Addicts.

Check out Ednah’s books below:

YA BOOKS:




Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice.







Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends. 

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.




ADULT BOOKS:


She doesn’t want to deal with the past... 

Ten years ago, Ashley Fitzgerald witnessed the death of her parents in a tragic fire and blocked the memory. She pretends to have moved on, is a successful artist and photographer, until the morning she opens her door to a stranger she assumes is a model and asks him to strip to his briefs . 










She's armed with a new attitude and a kick-ass wardrobe.... 
By age twenty-eight, art historian Jade Fitzgerald has had a marriage from hell and an equally nasty divorce, worked hard to control her weight and her arrhythmia. The last thing she needs is another man messing with her head or shooting her heartbeat off course. That is exactly what she gets when an aloof and mysterious stranger storms into her life. 
He's cynical and don’t take crap from anyone.... 
Former investigative reporter Vince Knight is on a quest to recover a priceless, ancient Mayan artifact, which he believes Jade’s mother stole. He’s skilled at gathering information while remaining emotionally detached, until he meets Jade. The voluptuous woman stirs in him a hunger he hasn’t felt in a long time and a protectiveness he can’t explain. 
Neither of them expects passion to flare so fast or danger to dodge their footsteps. To defeat a ruthless art collector with a twisted agenda, Jade and Vince must learn to trust each other and embrace their growing feelings. 
Until, an insane man plots to add Jade to his collection of beautiful and rare things



Friday, July 1, 2011

Indie Author Bash Final Day Winners!


Thank you everyone who participated in the Indie Author Bash! I hope you all had fun and found some great new books and authors! I know my TBR list grew how bout yours?




A HUGE thank you to all of the Authors that donated this past month. As I have said before Indie Authors are my favorite! All of my favorite books are by them. It’s like finding a secret hidden treasure lol.

Now on to the Final Day winners!

A signed hardcover of  The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla is… ALBA SOLORZANO!

Legend Of The Oceina Dragon by J.F. Jenkins is… KELLY MCQUAY!

2 E-books of An Unauthorized Autobiography of Ethan Jacobs by Dan Dillard are… MIKILA MARSHALL and JULIE SMELTZER!

An E-book of  The Crimson Eyed Dragon by D.M. Trink is… JAN GALLOWAY!

An E-book and a paperback of Dead Tropics by Sue Edgerly are… E-book winner is LISSETTE MARTINEZ! Book winner is… RHONDA HELTON!

A signed copy of Star in the Middle by Carol Millward is… SAVANNA UCINSKI!
**All winners are chosen using Random.org**

I have emailed all of the winners. They have 48 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be chosen.

Congrats to everyone who won over the past month!