Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Contest: The Secret Life of Prince Charming - Author Week (6)

Since you guys know this week is Deb Caletti Week, I'm going to hold an international contest! Woohoo! YAY international peeps! To enter, all you need to do is fill out this form:

-This contest will end on January 30 at 4pm (GMT+8) unless this contest doesn't meet at least 35-40 entrants...then, it will be extended.
-If you are under 13 years old, you must have permission from your parents or guardian.
-I will use The Contest Winner Picker for picking the winners for this contest.
-I have the right to extend or close this contest without any notice.
-I am not to be held responsible for any lost or damaged items.

Peace, Love, and Contests,
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Author Week (6) - Deb Caletti Week!!!

Hey folks! This week, I'm going to be hosting Deb Caletti! She's the wonderful author responsible for The Queen of Everything, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, The Nature of Jade, Wild Roses, and the upcoming release The Six Rules of Maybe! Here's how this week is going to roll:

Monday - Start of Deb Caletti Week! Kick-Off Post, Kick-Off Contest: The Secret Life of Prince Charming (INTERNATIONAL)
Tuesday - Review of Wild Roses
Wednesday - Author Interview with Deb Caletti
Thursday - Review of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
Friday - Review of The Secret Life of Prince Charming

I'm going to be updating this post a lot with the links for all of the posts ^above^. Just come here if you need to find anything relating to Deb Caletti Week!

***For Authors*** If you're an author who wants to be on Author Week, just email me at regietc@gmail.com! I'd be happy to talk to you about it!

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Monday, December 28, 2009

In My Mailbox (11) - Christmas Edition

So I haven't done an IMM in ages! I'm planning to do it monthly since I don't have the time. Oh, and before I forget, this is hosted by the totally awesome Story Siren! This is my IMM for the month of December!!! I'm trying to remember all that I got, but I think I forgot some...

The Received:

Ten Cents A Dance - Christine Fletcher
Boys That Bite - Mari Mancusi
Stake That - Mari Mancusi
Bad Blood - Mari Mancusi
Darklight - Lesley Livingston
My Soul to Save - Rachel Vincent
Dream Girl - Lauren Mechling
Dream Life - Lauren Mechling
The Snowball Effect - Holly Nicole Hoxter
The Secret Life of Prince Charming - Deb Caletti

The Bought/Christmas Presents:

Never Cry Werewolf - Heather Davis (Gift)
Vampire Academy - Richelle Meade (Bought)
Frostbite - Richelle Meade (Bought)
Shadow Kiss - Richelle Meade (Bought)
Blood Promise - Richelle Meade (Bought)
Wake - Lisa McMann (Gift)
Fade - Lisa McMann (Gift)
What Would Emma Do? - Eileen Cook (Gift)
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove - Lauren Kate (Gift)
Psych Major Syndrome - Alicia Thompson (Gift)
The Pace - Shelena Shorts (Gift from my sister)
Audrey Wait! - Robin Benway (Gift)
Blue Bloods - Melissa De La Cruz (Bought)
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater (Gift from my sister)
Karma for Beginners - Jessica Blank (Gift)
Cupcake Queen - Heather Hepler (Gift from my sister)
Impossible - Nancy Werlin (Bought)
Sea Change - Aimee Friedman (Bought)
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Bought)
Snowed In - Rachel Hawthorne (Gift)
Labor of Love - Rachel Hawthorne (Gift)
Academy 7 - Anne Osterlund (Bought for Katie)
Me, My Elf, and I - Heather Swain (Bought for Katie)
The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson (Gift from my sister)
Forget-Her-Nots - Amy Breacount White (Gift from my sister)
The Nature of Jade - Deb Caletti (Gift)
Sophomore Switch - Abby McDonald (Gift from my sister)

So yeah...that's it for this month...I can't wait for 2010! I still have over $200 to spend =) hehe! I never expected to get so many gift cards for Christmas! Hope you guys got a lot of good books as well =)

Peace, Love, and IMMs,
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

TUBL - Annual Best Of 2009!

This is going to be my Best of 2009 post! There are 14 categories: Best Romance, Best Mystery, Best Drama, Best Cover, Best Emotionally-Evoking, Best Writing, Best Summer-Read, Best Comedy, Best Debut, Best Paranormal, Best Suspense, Best Series, The Best Book (Of the Year), and The Best Author of the Year!

Best Romance:
The criteria for "Best Romance" had to be the most real and intimate book. The chemistry between the characters had to be perfect (hint, hint). The "Best Romance" award goes to....

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles!!!
If you've read my review, you'd think I was obsessed! Perfect Chemistry fully deserves this award!

Best Mystery:
The criteria for "Best Mystery" is the most mysterious book that only reveals untangled secrets at the end without being obvious. It had to be full of unpredictability and excitement. The award of "Best Mystery" goes to...

Raven by Allison Ban Diepen!!! It's fast-paced, unique, and utterly heart-stopping! This is a fantastic read!

Best Drama:
The criteria for "Best Drama" is the book with the most realistic characters that suffer and encounter loads of obstacles and drama. The award for "Best Drama" goes to...

Taken by Storm
by Angela Morrison!!! It's an emotional story with characters that suffer from memories and obstacles that keep them apart. Beautiful and dramatic, Taken by Storm is completely worthy for this award!

Best Cover:
The criteria for "Best Cover" is the book that has the most swoon-worthy cover. It has to be one of those covers that make you double take and go 'woah'. The award for "Best Cover" goes to...

Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick
!!! Is anyone else swooning over the cover? It's absolutely gorgeous!

Best Emotionally-Evoking:
The criteria for "Best Emotionally-Evoking" is the book that elicits the most emotion and reaction from the reader. The "Best Emotionally-Evoking" award goes to...

Sing Me to Sleep
by Angela Morrison!!! I know, I know...why is a 2010 book in the Best of 2009?!? Well, this just shows how fantastic a book Sing Me to Sleep really is!

Best Writing:
The criteria for "Best Writing" is the book that has the perfect tone, the flawless delivery, and the mesmerizing mood and atmosphere. The award for "Best Writing" goes to...

Sea Change
by Aimee Friedman!!! Not only was Sea Change running for "Best Cover" as well, but the writing is simply perfect! The summery-reminiscent mood of the book was matched extremely well with its other compelling elements!

Best Summer-Read:
The criteria for "Best Summer-Read" is the book with the most relaxing, awesome summer ever! The award for "Best Summer-Read" goes to...

The Boys Next Door
by Jennifer Echols!!! This romantic comedy is the perfect summer read!

Best Comedy: The criteria for "Best Comedy" is the book that is most hilarious and cringe-but-it's-funny! The award for "Best Comedy" goes to...

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
by Janette Rallison!!! This book made me laugh out loud and cry! This is one awesome book!

Best Debut:
The criteria for "Best Debut" is the best debut book of 2009! The award for "Best Debut" goes to...

by Lauren Kate!!! I already can't wait for the next book in this fantastic paranormal series!

Best Paranormal:

The criteria for "Best Paranormal" is the book that makes me want to actually be in the position of the other-worldly being and isn't the usual cliché we encounter nowadays. Of course, it has to have great characters, romance, and an awesome plot-line! The award for "Best Paranormal" goes to...

My Soul to Take
by Rachel Vincent!!! Kaylee is one unique bean sidhe! I love it!

Best Suspense:
The criteria of "Best Suspense" is the most edge-of-seat, fingernail-biting worthy book. The award of "Best Suspense" goes to...

by Gena Showalter!!! It's exciting, sexy, and action-packed! What more do you need!?!?

And now, for the biggest awards here at TUBL...Best Series, Best Book of the Year, and Best Author of the Year...

Best Series:
The criteria for "Best Series" is the series that has it all: the great chemistry, great writing, great cover, great plot, and great characters. It's a really big deal to win this! The award for "Best Series" goes to...

The Dream Catcher Trilogy
by Lisa McMann!!! I've just recently discovered this series and I absolutely LOVED it!!!!!!!!!

The Best Book (Of the Year):
The criteria for "Best Book (Of the Year)" would have to be the most impressive and amazing book ever. It's also one of my absolute favorites. Without further ado, the "The Best Book (Of the Year)" award goes to...

The Pace
by Shelena Shorts
!!! This is probably really unexpected and you might not agree with me, but The Pace just blew me away completely! Everything was perfect! I was stunned at how amazing this was after I finished it! I can't wait for the next in the series-The Broken Lake!!!

Best Author of the Year:
The criteria for "Best Author of the Year" is the author with 1 or more books in the list of Best Of 2009 and funnest to talk to! The official "Best Author of the Year" for 2009 is...

Angela Morrison!!! She is an amazing author with two books in this list! Taken by Storm took home "Best Drama", while Sing Me to Sleep was a 2010 exception that snagged "Best Emotionally-Evoking". Plus, she's fun to talk to =)

Hope you guys like my Best of... list!!! I'm excited in welcoming the book year of 2010 soon! 2010 will have much in store for all of us!

Peace, Love, and Lists,
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