26 November 2014

{Waiting On Wednesday} 111

By: Me My Shelf And I | 26 November 2014 at 8:11 AM | | | 1 Comment so far

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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A Girl Undone
A Girl Called Fearless #2
Author: Catherine Linka
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: June 23rd, 2015

On the run with deadly government secrets, Avie must decide if she can live up to her name and truly become fearless for the cause or if it’s better to just give in.
The sequel and explosive conclusion to A Girl Called Fearless.
Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands.
Forced on the run with handsome, enigmatic woodsman Luke, Avie struggles when every turn becomes a choice between keeping the two of them alive or completing their mission. With her face on every news channel and a quarter million dollar reward from the man who still owns her marriage Contract, Avie’s worst fears are about to come true.
Equal parts thrilling and romantic, A Girl Undone is sure to keep your heart racing right until the very end.

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Amber

25 November 2014

{Blog-aversary} Get Ready To Celebrate With Us!

By: Me My Shelf And I | 25 November 2014 at 12:01 AM | 3 Comments so far

We're Turning Four!

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I simply can't believe it. Next month, Me, My Shelf and I turns 4. FOUR! Not only is that the name of a super hot book boyfriend of mine, but seriously – FOUR YEARS OLD!

When I sat down to plot out my blog-aversary month, one common thing kept popping up – look at all these people that have helped me get where I am

So that's EXACTLY what I am going to do. Over the month of December, I'm turning the attention back onto YOU! I want to look at all the fantasitc people who have been there for me – instead of putting all the focus on me! SO get ready for, Bloggers, Publishers, Bookish stores I love! I wouldn't be here with out all of you! You've helped me shine and now I'm putting the spotlight on YOU!

I'm filling as many days in December as I can with giveaways and interviews – sometimes both!!! On deck so far you can plan on seeing:

  • Gone Reading Gift Card giveaway, just in time for holiday shopping!
  • Interview with an Associate Publicist at HarperCollins, giving you the low down on her job and showing you around the new digs + an epic giveaway.
  • Some love from Atria Books, with a book pack giveaway for you!
  • Giveaways for ad space and design work from MMSAI Tours and MMSAI Design.
  • Me, My Shelf and I Cleaning Off The Shelves Surprise Box of Books Giveaway
  • Get to know some of my favorite bloggers!
  • + so much more!!!

And I'm not done – do you make anything bookish? Having a hard time getting your name out there and making sure that people know you're there and you have AMAZING stuff!? Or just love what you do and want to share it? Let's show them your stuff? E-mail me before November 30th, and let's do this!

Get ready for a great blog-aversary celebration everyone!! Thanks for being with me this far!!!

Amber

{Teaser Tuesday} Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:00 AM | | Be the first to comment!

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Teaser Tuesday is Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Here's how it works:

1. Grab Your Current Read
2. Pick 2 Teaser Sentences from it (be sure to avoid spoilers!)
3. Post it to your blog with title & author so other TT participants can add it to their TBR list!
4. Then, when you visit other TT, leave a link to your TT in their comments.

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Maybe Not
Maybe Someday #1.5
By: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books  

    "He barged in on me while I was peeing!" the girl yells. "And he's naked!"
      I open one eye and glance down. I am, in fact, completely naked.
 

-page 4

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24 November 2014

{MMSAI Tours Presents} Misery Loves Company (Miss Misery #2) by Tracey Martin Blog Tour Sign Ups

By: Me My Shelf And I | 24 November 2014 at 5:41 PM | | Be the first to comment!

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I am so happy to be brining you the official blog tour for the 3rd installment of the Miss Misery series from author Tracey Martin!

- All 3 books are available if you are new to the series! -
- Books available in eFormats only. -

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

Keep letting the Gryphons blackmail her? Or join a goblin for tea? Choices, choices.
Furious at the Gryphons’ betrayal, former vigilante Jessica Moore is determined to cut the law enforcement agency from her life—and hopes doing so will solidify her rocky relationship with Lucen.
When a friend’s soul is sucked dry by a goblin, Jess finds it’s not so easy to let go of her past. Unwilling to let down someone who needs help, she puts aside her anger to work with the Gryphons and solve the case.
A stolen soul isn’t her only problem. Boston’s goblin leader is calling in the debt Jess owes. To plug the holes in both her personal and professional dam, Jess must unearth information about a magic she never knew existed, all the while testing Lucen’s patience and stirring the wrath of old enemies.
What she discovers will reveal the terrifying truth behind the Gryphons’ treachery, and force her to choose where her loyalty—and her heart—truly lie.
Warning: Secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and old enemies will pick fights. On the bright side, there are still naked satyrs for a distraction between battles.

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About The Author

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Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.
She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.
Media: tracey-martin.com, @TA-Martin

 

**Giveaway Coming Soon**

{Book Birthday} Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:22 PM | | | | Be the first to comment!

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MAYBE NOT, surprise novella from Colleen Hoover, is on sale today!

You like surprises, right? Well, surprise! As you know, Colleen Hoover is the ultimate trickster, always scheming up new ways to bring exciting experiences to her fans where her books are concerned. With that in mind, we bring you MAYBE NOT, an entirely original novella, based off of the obvious connection between Warren and Bridgette from her New York Times bestseller, MAYBE SOMEDAY.

MAYBE NOT is now available in eBook format as a Thanksgiving gift to all of Colleen’s fans. Help us spread the word about this amazing surprise, and don’t forget to tell a friend that there’s a new “fun, sexy, light-hearted spin-off,” (Aestas Book Blog) ready for devouring in Colleen’s cannon of tantalizing reads.

About Maybe Not:

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.
Or maybe not.
Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.
Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?
Maybe.
Maybe not.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

 

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books | 112 pages | ISBN 9781476799841 | November 24, 2014 | $2.99
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21 November 2014

{Flashback Friday} Review: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

By: Me My Shelf And I | 21 November 2014 at 9:24 AM | | | | | | | | 1 Comment so far

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FLASH BACK FRIDAY is hosted by Swoony Boys Podcast & Fiction Fare and we LOVE it here on MMSAI – because it's not just the new books that deserve all the love!

This week Katie is doing a throwback review – on one of my favorite books! Enjoy!

clip_image002Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones
Scary Stories #3
Author: Alvin Schwartz
Illustrator:
Stephen Gammell
Pages:
128
Release Date:
1991
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Rating:
4 Birds

Storytellers know — just as they have for hundreds and hundreds of years — that everyone enjoys a good, scary story!

Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers spooky, funny and fantastic tales guaranteed to raise goose bumps.

Like many people, I originally read the Scary Stories series in elementary school. In fact, once I saw them at the Scholastic Book Fair, I knew these were my kind of book. Even as a youngster I was all about the weird and creepy. And boy did this book deliver.

As I re-read it last week, now in my mid-20’s, the stories don’t hold quite the same punch. Focused on bringing folklore and urban legends to modern kids, these short stories (micro-stories in some cases) really only give us the minimalist versions. As an adult, the words are very meh. As a kid, it is pure imagination fodder. All of the unknowns just needed to take shape in the darkest places of my mind. Especially at night.

What truly holds up over time and does the heavy lifting of the series are Stephen Gammell’s illustrations. If I ever see large prints of these, they’re going directly on my wall. They are disturbing in the best way and fueled the nightmares of countless readers (and even some who only saw the covers). Some of my adult friends are still creeped out by them to this day.

The Scary Stories series has been challenged over the years for various reasons, but the publishers stood behind them for decades. Recently they released a new version with tamer illustrations by Brett Helquist, who also illustrated A Series of Unfortunate Events. While these new illustrations aren’t bad, they just aren’t the same, and they definitely aren’t made of nightmares that will make you look fondly back at your adolescent terror.

If you’re a fan of horror, or just need a good scare on occasion, be sure to find yourself a copy of any of the original Scary Stories books with Gammell’s drawings. Trust me; you need this in your life.

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Katie

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