Thursday, March 29, 2012

eBookSwag {Give@way}--Kindle Fires, Amazon cards, and F R E E eBooks!

Scott Nicholson and friends have a new eBook site, and to celebrate the launch, they are hosting an awesome giveaway this week of Kindle Fires and Amazon gift cards.  Head over to eBookSwag to find out all the details and enter to win.  While you're there, be sure to check out the offer for some cool new opportunities for bloggers.

Here are the free Kindle books up for grabs today and tomorrow:

Free books Thursday, March 29
Scott Nicholson Library Vol. 3

Free books Friday, March 30
Scott Nicholson Library Vol. 3


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon...You Help Decide the Structure

I have decided to ask for your assistance in deciding how I should structure the read-a-thon.  As I mentioned in the introduction/sign up post, I want this read-a-thon (and all future read-a-thons) to focus more on the reading.  Lord knows we all have enough distractions in our day to day lives to detract from read-a-thon reading so why should the read-a-thon goings-on be a distraction as well.  So, above the post section, there is a little poll.  Please voice your opinion on this subject....and please be honest.



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cemetery Dance...Will Tweet for Books

Cemetery Dance is giving away $2000 in free books in their "Will Tweet for Books" promotional offer.  There are eight free and easy ways to enter and you can enter all eight ways for multiple chances at winning.  Visit this post for all the details:

Good luck!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Diary of an Eccentric. (want to read a book description? Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon)

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Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds...from Read 2 Review reading group--April read

from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours:
The Dragon's Harp b Rachel Pruitt
The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas

from Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer:
The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore
Snow Rising by Matt Baldwin

Water Bound by Christine Feehan
The Life and Death of a Druid Prince by Anne Ross and Don Robins

MYSTERY GUILD (intro package):
The Raising by Laura Kasischke
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (squeeeeee!)
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees
The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Darcy and Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley by Linda Berdoll
The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho
The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire #2 by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith
Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron


Monday, March 12, 2012

Announcing the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon....Sign-Up!

It's shake up your peaceful spring. ;O)  Yup, it's the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon, April 23 at 12:00am CST to April 29 at 11:59pm CST (adjust times according to your time zone).  Now don't let the word 'horror' scare you away from this read-a-thon.  You do have to read at least one scary book during the duration of the read-a-thon.  That book can be horror, paranormal, thriller, mystery, etc.  The rest of the read-a-thon, you can read whatever you want.  More horror/scary stuff or just your regular reading repertoire.  As always, this is a week long read-a-thon, but you can join in and read whenever it's convenient for you.  It's all about being laid back and getting some reading done...with a little bit of scary thrown in.

I really want to do this read-a-thon a bit differently this time.  Meaning, more focus on the reading and less focus on mini-challenges.  What I'm thinking is possibly some short reading sprints or something along those lines.  If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to leave me a comment.  I'll also still be looking for prize donations (or anyone who would like to host a giveaway or something), but I'm not going to be seeking them as intensively as previously.  I know many people that joined my previous read-a-thons have expressed a desire to focus more on the reading and I'm thinking I'm of a like mind.  Whatever prize donations I do receive will be awarded in participant giveaways mostly.  So if you know someone who would like to donate a prize, or authors, if you would like to promote your book through the read-a-thon, please contact me at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom.

You do not have to have a blog. You can sign up using your goodreads, Twitter, or Facebook accounts. We will be tweeting during the read-a-thon at #SpringHorrorRAT

If you are planning on joining me (I hope so), please sign up in the linky below.  You don't have to do a starting post now (unless you want to), but if you would like to help me spread the word, that would be great.  As is usual in my read-a-thons, there will be a starting line post for participants to sign in when they start reading for the read-a-thon, whether they start at the beginning, the middle, or towards the end.

You can grab this smaller button (with code) or, if you'd like a larger button, use the one at the top of this post.



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Read-a-Thon News and Mailbox Monday

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon....
The voting has ended and as you can see above, you voters chose that title.  Pretty cute, I think! Now don't let the word 'horror' dissuade you from participating.  The only 'rule' in that regard will be to read at least one 'scary' book during the read-a-thon.  It does not have to be can be a thriller, a gothic tale, a mystery, paranormal...just something with a scary element (most mysteries have a murder, right?  That's scary).  I have not set the date in April yet, because strangely, Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon site has not mentioned when their date is (I can't even get the site to come up) and I don't want to interfere with their read-a-thon.  So keep April in mind and I'll be announcing the dates and sign-up details soon.  I will be hosting the read-a-thon here on this blog.  Hope you will join me!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is currently on tour. This month's host is Diary of an Eccentric. (want to read a book description? Clicking the book covers will take you to the book's page on Amazon)

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52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal...from Mary at

People of the Wolf by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
In a Dark Wood Wandering: A Novel of the Middle Ages by Hella S. Haasse

BARNES AND NOBLE (from giftcard):
Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures, and Forms by Alisa Golden

The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones

Luxe by Anna Godbersen
In the Belly of Jonah by Sandra Brannan
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
The Diviners by Rick Moody
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Happy Reading!


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