20 December 2014

{Giveaway Hop} Midwinter's Eve

By: Me My Shelf And I | 20 December 2014 at 12:16 PM | | 2 Comments so far

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Welcome to the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop, hosted by two of or favorite blogs: Bookhounds YA and I am A Reader.

Up for grabs is $15 Amazon Gift Card or Pay Pal Cash to help replenish those empty wallets after spoiling all your family and friends over the holidays!

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{Movies} Find True Happiness and Love when "The Best of Me" and "Hector and the Search for Happiness" Arrive on DVD!

Two movies, two reasons to be excited!
Both out on February 3rd, 2015!

THE BEST OF ME is based off a Nicholas Sparks book, so we all know it's going to pull at the heart strings and make us all mushy inside. HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS has Simon Pegg in it, and I don't think there has ever been anything Simon Pegg was in that I didn't love. I am so looking forward to both of these! Check them out, and let me know which you're excited for as well!

The Best of Me

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Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one's funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they've made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances.

For the Home Entertainment release, the “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD will include an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get that second chance at love. 

Special Features

“Tears of Joy” New Storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending
Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray Only)
Along for the Ride
Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Michelle and James (Blu-ray Only)
Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Liana and Luke (Blu-ray Only)
Director’s Commentary by Michael Hoffman
Music Video: I Did – Lady Antebellum
Digital HD (Blu-ray Only)

Hector and the Search for Happiness

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From the director of Serendipity and based on the acclaimed novel comes this funny, imaginative film with an all-star cast. By all appearances, Hector (Simon Pegg) has it all – a successful psychiatry practice, a comfortable home and a beautiful, loving girlfriend (Rosamund Pike). However, he’s frustrated that he can’t provide his patients with real happiness – or even define it for them. So, he decides to travel the world in search of the elusive emotion. From rural China to Africa and even to Los Angeles, Hector’s trek is as hilarious as it is enlightening in this richly satisfying comedy that also stars Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård.

Special Features

Around the World with Simon Pegg
The Making of Hector and the Search for Happiness
Director Commentary by Peter Chelsom


About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

19 December 2014

{Author Interview + Movie & Book Giveaway} Turk Pipkin author of When Angels Sing

By: Me My Shelf And I | 19 December 2014 at 8:58 AM | | | | | | 1 Comment so far


Just in time for the holidays, I was offered a great movie and book bundle for review. Now, I'm a sucker for holiday movies, everything from A CHRISTMAS STORY to whatever sappy Lifetime movie might be showing at the moment. So when ANGEL'S SING came to me, I was all in!

It's hard to not be excited about a move that debuted at the SXSW (that's South By Southwest) Music Festival because it's got so many brilliant musicians in it, Willie Nelson, Harry Connick Jr. and Lyle Lovett. Or to not get all giddy when you find out the movie is based off a book written by Turk Pipkin, which to me makes it even more special – books to movies. LOVE IT!

Now I will admit that I have not yet had time to read the book with the flu taking over this house earlier this week, but the movie was great! Better than great, it's been added to our holiday wheelhouse of movies! It was funny, and heartwarming, and a bit sad at times. Promptly when it was over I told my husband I wanted 3 light-up reindeer for my front yard to name Burp, Snort and Poot. And I will start sining the 12 Days of Christmas as the family in the movie does, making it up as they go along. I loved it, and so did my husband which is saying something because he's kinda set on his Holiday Trifecta of movies, and that's what he sticks to.

Author Interview withTurk Pipkin!

Check out this fantastic interview and then enter for your own set of the movie + book below!

Thank you so much for being here today Turk!

Thanks for your interest in the book and the movie!

{MMSAI Tours Presents} Misery Loves Company by Tracey Martin Book Blast –Sign Ups Open-

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 6:10 AM | | | Be the first to comment!


We are excited to bring you a Book Blast for book 3 in the Miss Misery series by Tracey Martin, MISERY LOVES COMPANY!

**This blast replaces the previous tour, and if you signed up for the tour you are already on the list for the blast.

**This is a promotional blast, no reviews. All who sign up are accepted.


About The Book


Misery Loves Company
Miss Misery #3
Author: Tracey Martin
Release Date: January 27th 2015

{Get To Know} Stephanie Hoover at HarperCollins Children's Books + Giveaway!

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:05 AM | | | 14 Comments so far

Over the past 4 years HarperCollins has been a huge supporter of Me, My Shelf and I. It only makes sense that I bring them to you as part of my 4 year blogaversary celebration!

With us today is kick-butt publicist Stephanie Hoover, and she's not only got a great giveaway for you – but is going to answer some fun questions and show you around the new offices a bit!

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Stephanie, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me! As a book blogger, it’s very exciting for me to be able to share you, your job and a little bit of the behind-the-scenes stuff at HarperCollins with my readers.

It’s my pleasure! I really appreciate all the enthusiasm you and the rest of the book blog community have for our books and love getting the opportunity to chat with you all.

As an Associate Publicist for HarperCollins, what’s a typical day like for you?

Every publicist’s day-to-day involves a lot of pitching, scheduling, and generally talking up books we’re obsessed with. In addition to this, I handle the digital side of things for the department, which means I get to fangirl with bloggers all day, so I pretty much hit the jackpot.

What’s something about your job, that the readers might be surprised to know?

Every book and author is different, and so every publicity campaign is very different, too. Readers might be surprised to know how often my amazing co-workers and I are putting our heads together to brainstorm new ways to get every book we love the attention they deserve.

photoI know a lot of people, my 10 year-old included, who would love to have your job someday (don’t worry – no one’s gunning for it! You’re safe!) Can you tell us what kind of schooling or experience you needed in order to land such an exciting job?
Intern, intern, intern!

Seriously. Everyone I’ve met in publishing had a different path to lead them here, but almost all begin with an internship. Personally, I spent a couple of years at a literary agency after an internship, and then found my true love – publicizing children’s books!

Help a Blogger out, let’s talk ARC’s. All publishers have different ways they like things to be requested and criteria they like bloggers to meet in order to request – what should bloggers know before requesting from Harper?

I am the main point of contact for bloggers and am always happy to help you with any galley requests you might have. We also offer a ton of titles on Edelweiss, so you can request digital review copies there as well! We don’t have a physical catalogue, but you can find our digital catalogue on Edelweiss here (http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/HomePage.aspx?pubOrgID=HC) where you can see all of our exciting new titles!

Now let us help you, how can we make the requesting process easier on your end?
My favorite thing is reading an email from a blogger telling me why they’re so excited about a book we have coming out. I usually am too, and it makes my day! It’s also great to see a link to your blog and social media pages at the bottom of the request email, as well as your most recent stats if you have them handy. I like to get an idea of what type of books you’re into so I can keep you in mind for future releases!

imageHarperCollins recently moved to a new office space, how exciting! What can you tell us about the new digs? Do you have any favorite spots? (can you share a photo or two of your favorite spots in the office?)
The new space is absolutely incredible. Display cases line the walls telling the story of HarperCollins’s history and feature iconic books that we’ve published through the years. My favorite spots are probably the gorgeous main stairwell and the café on the top floor – critical when I need a sugar fix J

When you’re not at work what are 4 things we might find you doing?
Reading (occasionally even adult books!), listening to the podcast Serial, watching Downton Abbey, and making progress on my mission to sample every burger joint in New York City.

What are your 4 favorite books?
Oh, gosh – you know that’s such a hard question! Right now, I would say The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver – not officially out until March, so that might be a bit of a cheat!

Favorite moment so far, working at HarperCollins?
Every time I see an amazing review for a book I’ve worked on – whether it’s from a huge national publication or a blogger who is just starting out. It’s the best feeling in the world.

Thank you so much for letting the readers get to you know and your job and for taking time to help MMSAI celebrate our 4 year blog-aversary!
Thank you, Amber – working with you and other book bloggers is one of the best parts of my job and I’m excited to continue that!


The lovely Stephanie is giving away ARCS of theirFebruary releases + a finished copy of IF I FALL by Amy Zhang

Ships in US Only | Must Be 13+ To Enter



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18 December 2014

{Holiday Gift Blitz + Giveaway} Month 9 Books

By: Me My Shelf And I | 18 December 2014 at 12:15 AM | | 5 Comments so far

Welcome to Month9Books’ gift blitz for our amazing winter titles: CROWN OF ICE by Vicki L. Weavil, PRAEFATIO by Georgia McBride, ENDLESS by Amanda Gray, A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Sarah Bromley, DEAD JED (1 & 2) by Scott Craven, and TRACY TAM by Krystalyn Drown! Are you looking for the perfect winter/holiday read? Then these are the titles for you! Oh and as a thank you to our readers we have an amazing giveaway for you!

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil

Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.
Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.
A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts -- to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.
CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.

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Praefatio by Georgia McBride

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway. After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety. Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true? Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?

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