Thursday, August 30, 2012



September 4th will be 2 years that Book Reader Addicts has been on Facebook. In those 2 years I have met some very wonderful people including fellow readers and authors. Have been introduced to books that I thought I would never read but fell in love with. I have also inquired a TBR list that will take me my whole life...and probably afterlife to finish.

I would like to give a VERY BIG thank you to the wonderful reviewers on the page. Christi, Jen, Melissa, and Stephanie; you ladies are what makes the page a whole. Words can not express how thankful I am for you guys.

Now a HUGE thank you to all of the authors! Without you Book Reader Addicts wouldn't even exist. So thank you for all of your hard work and the world's and lives you have brought to us.

FINALLY! You ready for this? To celebrate our 2nd Anniversary for the WHOLE month of September there will be not 1, not 2, but at least 3 different giveaways EACH day! **Schedule is subject to change** How awesome is that!?!?!? 

Below I will post a schedule. When each new post/giveaway is up I will link it on this schedule to make it easy for everyone. Some of the giveaways will be US only, US/Canada only, and International. I will let you guys know. For the giveaways that are not International if you are able to use a friend's address than you can enter. For each giveaway there will be at least one mandatory item to do and that is to follow us on Facebook :) there will be optional ways to get more entries. Also, there is NO limit to how many times you win!! **Anyone can enter including authors**

Hope to see everyone there!!!!!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

R.M. Gilmore Birthday Bash and Giveaway



I am happy to be part of R.M. Gilmore's Birthday Bash! We are here to celebrate her 1st (of many) 29th Birthday!! 

R.M. is here today to talk to us about 80's vampires. I was really excited when she brought up this topic and jumped all over it! Like a lot of other people I enjoy reading and watching vampire stories but vampire's in the 80's are the best so far. 

Before I give the reins to R.M. here is a little about her: 

Raised in Central California, bred from two very young parents, I have fought hard to get where I am today. Which isn’t saying much since I haven’t come very far. But, I do my best. I married my best friend October of 2011 and published my first novel in 2012, not too shabby I guess.
I started writing almost four years ago. Dylan Hart was my first character and I fell in love with her immediately. Since, I have created, and am currently working on, a number of different works. All varying from supernatural thrillers, to biblical apocalypse, to the life of a young punk just trying to drink, smoke, and survive. Short stories are regularly being pumped out as well. All are lying in wait for the perfect time to be unleashed.
Aside from writing, I also paint. In fact, painting was my first passion. I operate an online store where I sell my original artworks. Just as the characters I drudge up, all paintings I’ve finished have their own identity.
I definitely consider myself to be “unconventional”  (“conventionist.”) I also have an affinity for cult films. I love movies and could watch horror all day, everyday. My heart lies with vampires but I never turn away a good monster, slasher, ghost, or otherwise otherworldly plot. Thanks to my lovely husband I watch Trailer Park Boys nearly everyday. Along with, Roseanne, Ancient Aliens, Decoded, and SVU. Just to name a few.
 My life revolves around humor. If I’m not laughing at something or someone then I must be dead. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon.

Now enough from me... take it away Birthday Girl!


Big Hair Vamps - 

No one living on this earth who has any knowledge of Kiefer Sutherland could bypass this intro without a quote from my favorite fanged bad boy. "How are those maggots?". No wait, that's not right..."Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die. But you must feed!". There we go, that's better.

No other decade in the last century has seen a better borage of vampires than the 1980's. Granted, the 1950's through the 1970's was flooded with what passed for horror and more than one Dracula surfaced during that time, but it didn't have the quality that came later in the 80's (With the exception of Salem's Lot and the first of the Vampire Chronicles, but we're mostly talking movies here so we'll leave the books be. No matter how awesome.). Or the soundtrack. Let's face it everything was better in the 80's. The toys, the TV shows, the music, the clothes! As such, 80's vampires brought me into this decade with an uncontrollable need...to feed! Just kidding. But they did open up my brain to the world of vampires and helped pave the way for characters like, Dylan Hart, to emerge from my imagination and make her way to the written word. 

A vampire in the 1960's would generally appear as your "classic" dime store Drac. Widows peak, popped collar, a trio of lusty vamp tramps by his side. The 80's blood sucker on the other hand could rock any ensemble, although, a leather jacket was usually a must. As was the mullet. The vampire mullet is the only acceptable form of that particular hair style, period. In Near Dark we got to see vampires in cowboy boots and spurs. Young Mae in her ode de Duke cut-off shorts and cliche rope-belt and Severen's sexy boots with the spurs, "finger lickin' good". Yes, vampires could even be yuppies in the 80's. Well, maybe. In my favorite "vampire" movie, Vampires Kiss, Nicolas Cage made us question his sanity and the concept of vampires in our reality all the while rocking his three piece suit and fake accent. Something I found VERY intriguing. Even fashion forward David Bowie graced the vampire scene in, The Hunger, in 1983. (<--- Very under rated, but killer flick!) 


The Lost Boys introduced us to the bumpy-faced vamp far before Buffy the series rolled onto the small screen and Jim Carry showed us vampirism could be hilarious in Once Bitten. But if one of these stellar fanged-ones stepped into the blazing sun he, or she, would sizzle like a juicy strip of bacon. They would not glitter like a flippin' disco ball. With the exception of the half-ies, however. Half vamps could walk in the day and pass for human no prob. Your best friend could've become a neck-biter and you may have never guessed, as we discovered in the quirky high school vamp flick, My Best Friends a Vampire. Hell, one might even be sitting next to you in Chem class.  But if he nailed his first killed, even just one little taste of human blood, he's history pal. While you might not find a full-fledged vampire, say, enrolled at your local high school, you would definitely run into one at your local watering hole. 80's vampires frequented nightclubs and bars far before Fangtasia came along. Only, they weren't exactly invited with open arms. For the most part, they were there posing as your everyday average human being, just looking to hunt you down for a sip of your  precious blood. Or, they chased a couple of high school kids into one...also hunting, however. Jerry Dandridge taught us we weren't even safe in the sanctity of a poorly lit nightclub, let alone that dark alley over there. And we learned to never take home the pretty lady for a late night tryst or you might wake up thinking you've been turned into a "vampire" in, Vampires Kiss. Lauren Hutten even busted a move as, the Countess, in, Once Bitten. 

With all the differences in vampires the 1980's brought us, there was always one underlying factor, blood lust. I guess you can't really have vampires without it. Or stakes and hammers for that matter. A vampires gotta drink, a human's gotta live. Whether it be a stake, our friend the sun, lack of virgin blood, or death by stereo  blood suckers must all meet their maker at some point. No one lives forever, and despite the general consensus history has proven, even vampires bite it eventually. In the end, the 80's taught us one vital lesson about vampires. "When a vampire bites it, it's never a pretty sight. No two bloodsuckers go the same way. Some yell and scream, some go quietly, some explode, some implode, but all will try to take you with them." 

There are no such thing as vampires, fruitcake!

I think this is one of the best things ever! To help celebrate her birthday I would greatly appreciate you guys to go check out her books.

 The Scene - Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series ( 4.5 stars ) $2.99 eBook $9.99 paperback

In the opening novel of R.M. Gilmore's
'Odyssey of the Occult' series, entitled "The Scene", we find Dylan Hart in her hometown of Hollywood, California. The bodies of seven exsanguinated prostitutes have been found from the Central Valley to Southern California. The media has dubbed them the "Vampire Massacres".
Dylan has decided to cash in on the tragedy and write a true crime novel. She begins her odyssey with research into the underground vampire lifestyle. All seemed to be going as planned, and as long as fiction can keep its ass away from fact, she should be alright.
But let's face it, someone is draining women of all their blood.
There is no way in hell it's going to end pretty.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00789GPFK
NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-scene-rm-gilmore/1108826068?ean=2940013916593
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Scene-Dylan-Odyssey-Occult-Series/dp/1470070081/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13494123-the-scene
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/27030151/The-Scene-(Dylan-Harts-Odyssey-of-The-Occult)?uid=o1515048096
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DylanHartOdysseySeries




Becoming - Lynnie Russell Trilogy ( 4.8 stars) $0.99 eBook $5.99 paperback

Country girl paranormal novella from author R.M. Gilmore (author of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series). A new twist on an old classic. Havana, Arkansas isn't exactly the picture of mystics and magic, but Lynnie Russell learns quickly you can't judge a book by it's cover. She discovers myths and legends are alive and well in her tiny little town and she is at the center of it.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Lynnie-Russell-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008J46UR6/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3
NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becoming-lynnie-russell-trilogy-rm-gilmore-gilmore/1112031528?ean=2940014576864
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Lynnie-Russell-Trilogy-Volume/dp/0615667503/ref=tmm_pap_title_0
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15734953-becoming
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/30122966/Becoming-(Lynnie-Russell-Trilogy)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LynnieRussellTrilogy



Want to stalk R.M. Gilmore? She won't mind :)
www.RMGilmoreAuthor.com
@RMGilmoreAuthor
http://www.facebook.com/RMGilmoreAuthor
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5756901.R_M_Gilmore
http://www.shelfari.com/authors/a1002673717/R-M-Gilmore/
http://pinterest.com/rmgilmoreauthor/ 

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Forever Hers by E.B. Walters Cover Reveal

Okay! So everyone who's anyone knows how much I LOVE The Fitzgerald Family series by E.B. Walters. So I really don't have to tell you how excited I am to take part in this cover reveal.

Without further ado.....


She wants her past hidden?

Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.

He's in the business of exposing the truth?

Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he's convinced she's a fugitive.

When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.

The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.
 
 
 
*Screaming at the top of my lungs* 
 
Where is a brown paper bag when a girl needs one? So, I have been BEGGING E.B. Walters for this book for about a year and finally she has made my wish come true!! I have loved Eddie since book 1!!!!!
 
Release date for Forever Hers is  October 15th. You can bet your a** that it will be on my Kindle that day. If you haven't read this series now then you have enough time to catch up! I HIGHLY recommend anyone over the age of 18 to read it!!
 
So what are you still doing here? Go! Get the books now!!!!
 
 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Delilah Marvelle Blog Tour and Giveaway




Forever Mine
RUMOR series - PREQUEL
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Love can open your eyes... 

 
Lady Augustine Jane Ascott longs for a man who will do more than offer on her hand in marriage.  She wants a husband she can trust, someone who will shield her from the darkness of the world.  Her heart was broken when her younger brother was kidnapped years earlier, and she still carries the pain of his loss. 
When the handsome Duke of Wentworth makes his feelings for her known, Augustine's past demons warn her away.  Besides, every woman in London knows he's devoted to the memory of his late wife.  But is it possible he cares for her after all -- and that their love can bring them the peace they both crave?
READER PLEASE NOTE:
Bonus Chapters from FOREVER MINE that were not included in this Prequel Novella are available for free download.  Click HERE to download them.  These two bonus chapters are the untold story of what happened to Nathaniel from Augustine's point of view.  While the publisher opted not to include the two chapters in FOREVER MINE, due to its dark nature, I feel this story and the entire series is incomplete without them.  These two chapters, in my opinion, are critical in understanding Nathaniel's story whom the entire series is based on.


Forever And A Day
RUMOR series, Book 1
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Rumor Has it…
Some memories really are unforgettable... 

Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who's taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.
Georgia Milton, the young head of New York's notorious Forty Thieves, feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her reticule from a thief.  But she's not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her.  When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened, and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed...




Forever A Lady
RUMOR series, Book 2
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Two different classes, One common desire... 

Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating.  Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn't be more vile....or dangerous.  So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places: the arms of a mysterious, Irish-American gang leader.

His fortune stolen, young Matthew Joseph Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman.  In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive.  But from the moment he arrives in London and encounters the volumptious Lady Bernadette, he  can't help but wonder about the finer pleasures he's missing.  Or just how much he's willing to risk -- not only to bed her, but  to prove his worth...



 
Delilah Marvelle's Blog Tour Schedule


August 3 - RCJReZine Blog - Interview - http://rcjrezineblog.blogspot.com/ -

August 6 - Books-n-Kisses - http://www.books-n-kisses.com/

August 7 - Book Reader Addicthttp://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/ 

August 8 - Books N Love -http://goandreadnow.blogspot.com/ -

August 8 - Riverina Romantics - http://riverinaromantics.blogspot.com/ 

August 9 - United by Books - http://unitedbybooks.blogspot.com -

August 10 - Reading Between The Wines http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com -

August 11 - Cocktails N Books - http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com -

August 13 - Book Lovin Mamas - http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com// 

August 14 - Book Monster & Literal Addiction http://bookmonsterreviews.blogspot.com/ 

August 15 - Ramblings From This Chick

August 16 - Reading Romances - Review & Giveaway


 
Delilah Marvelle BIO:

Delilah Marvelle spent her youth studying various languages, reading voraciously and playing the pianoforte. She confesses that here ends the extent of her gentle breeding. She was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that they did not deem respectable. Confined to her room on many occasions due to these misadventures, she discovered the quill and its amazing power. Soon, to the dismay of her parents, she rather enjoyed being confined to her room and finished writing her first historical romance (which was a heart-stopping 800 pages long…) at the age of fourteen. She is a two time Golden Heart finalist and the winner of The Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Sensual HIstorical Romance of the Year.  You can visit her at her website at www.DelilahMarvelle.com or her blog, which explores the naughtier side of history, at www.DelilahMarvelle.blogspot.com.

You can also find Delilah on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads

CONTEST INFO:
Delilah is giving away a paperback of Forever and A day AND Forever A Lady to two winners per site - 1 book per winner. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below.

BUT WAIT!!!
How would you like to WIN A DAY WITH DELILAH MARVELLE???????
Want to meet Delilah and spend an entire day with her?  Here's how!
Delilah Marvelle will fly out to your hometown and spend an entire day treating you like the Lady that you are.  From facials to pedicures and wine and dinner, Delilah will also hand deliver an exclusive copy of her December release FOREVER A LORD, which wraps up the Rumor Series. 
Contest runs from August 1st to August 31st 2012
OPEN TO CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES CITIZENS ONLY.
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