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Thursday, 31 December 2009

MR. MAILMAN: SHADOWFAE

Yikes!! I won Shadowfae from Erica Hayes' contest!!! Couldn't wait to find it in my mail!! *jumping up and down* This wait is worth a Mr. Mailman feature! A kind of "blog game" started by Juju over at Tales Of Whimsy.

...So this week I am hoping to find Shadowfae by Erica Hayes in the mailbox!! (fingers crossed)

About Mr. Mailman:
Mr. Mailman is a feature Juju decided to try. Periodically when there is a book in route which she is anxiously hoping to find when she gets home to her mailbox - Juju would feature Mr. Mailman.

Mr. Mailman is a hybrid of Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine and In My Mailbox by the Story Siren. Please feel free to grab the logo and feature your Mr. Mailman request on your site. Please leave a link to your Mr. Mailman request in the comments at Tales Of Whimsy.
Source: Info in the About Mr. Mailman was pinched from Juju's blog, Tales Of Whimsy, on 04/12/09.

About Shadowfae:
Steal souls.
Live in hell.
Never die.

In a city infested with psychotic fairies and run by sadistic vampire mafiosi, life as a soul-sucking succubus rarely involves lacy lingerie, hot guys or great sex.

Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade must spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell's minions.

Then, she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she's ever loved to a lifetime in hell.

Source: Info in the About Shadowfae was taken from the author's website at http://www.ericahayes.net/books.html on 31/12/09.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

CONTEST REMINDER: CHRISTMAS HAMPER


Just a quick reminder folks that the CHRISTMAS HAMPER! contest ends tomorrow... so grab your chance to win fabulous books before it's too late!!


Click here to go to the contest.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

PRINCEP'S FURY

Princep's Fury by Jim Butcher

Genre: epic fantasy, YA

My Take On This Book:
Jim Butcher delivers another masterpiece. Fast-paced, page-turner... Story-telling quality is 5 out of 5. The story itself is 5 out of 5. I like the US cover better than what we have here in the UK. So I'll cheat and not consider the cover art in the rating at all. Plus I noticed that the UK cover got topographical errors, instead of printing "apostrophe S" ['S], they printed "S apostrophe" [S'] in PRINCEP'S. See pic of erroneous cover on the right. I'm picky I know! But I expect publishers to have people in quality control, or some such. And just a note people, this book is now 50% off at Borders!! Brand new copy!! As you can imagine it is going out fast...

Over all, this book is a 5 out of 5. Maybe because I am a Jim Butcher long-term fan... might have something to do with it...

Ordered First Lord's Fury and can't wait for it to arrive in the mail!!! Had to order it all the way from the US because they are not releasing it here in the UK yet *bummer*!

Cherry's Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries


About This Book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Captain's Fury and the Dresden Files novels.

Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized.

The dreaded Vord—the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike—have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe.

The thousand years are over...
Source: Info in the About This Book was taken from the author's website at http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/alera/5/ on 05/12/09.

Acknowledgements:
I would like to thank Little Brown Book Group (Orbit) for giving me the review copy of Princeps' Fury (The Codex Alera: Book5) by Jim Butcher.

CONTEST:
Right, because this book was given to me for free, I would like to pass this copy (used obviously) to another reader who is likely to enjoy this book. That means, enter this contest only if you are interested and want to read this book! And here is the catch, you have to review this book too.

Now, if you do not have a blog or website, that is fine. Post your review anywhere online, i.e., (MySpace, Facebook) any of the free social networks, and/or at amazon... as long as you can give me the URL address of where you posted your review. And it has be viewable by me. Like, if your blog's settings is set to private and can only be viewed by your friends, that means it is not viewable by me... questions? email me.

TO ENTER: Register HERE.

Contest Particulars:
  • You have to be a Cherry Mischievous blog follower via Google Friend Connect to enter the contest.
  • There will only be one winner. You have to review this book if you win it.
  • Contest is open to international readers.
  • Contest ends on the 8th of January 2010.
  • If this contest is not in concordance to your local legislations, it is up to you to follow your local rules.
  • Under 13? Parental permission is required.
  • You must have a valid snail mail address and email address to enter this contest. We need the snail mail address to send the book(s) and/or prizes to. We need the email addy to get in touch with you.
  • Questions? Ask! Shoot us an email. Please write PRINCEP'S FURY in the subject line.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

AWAKENING CONTEST

Awakening January Contest

As promised, we are going to have a contest this January and in line with it being the first month of the year, we are going to have an "awakening" themed contest. So, these are the prizes up for grabs:
To enter the contest please register HERE      (CONTEST CLOSED)

You can also gain extra chances of winning by spreading the word, i.e., blog about it, post about this Awakening January Contest in a website, la di bla di bla. As long as you have access and rights to the website to do so. Do not post this contest on someone else's fansite where you come across as "advertising without consent", for example. That is sooo not good! For questions, clarifications, suggestions, or you just want to rant, email us. Please write: AWAKENING CONTEST in the subject line and hopefully your email will get through to me and not in the spam folder. If not, write something in the comments section for me to look into the matter.

Contest Particulars:
  • You have to be a Cherry Mischievous blog follower via Google Connect to enter the contest.
  • There will only be one winner who gets to take home all of it!
  • Contest is open to international readers.
  • Contest ends on the 31st of January 2010.
  • For books which is for 18s only, you must be 18 or older to accept them. If you are under 18, you are to declare so and contact us before entering the contest.
  • If this contest is not in concordance to your local legislations, it is up to you to follow your local rules.
  • You must have a valid snail mail address and email address to enter this contest. We need the snail mail address to send the book(s) and/or prizes to. We need the email addy to get in touch with you.
Questions? Ask! Shoot us an email. Please write AWAKENING CONTEST in the subject line.

Monday, 21 December 2009

IN THE MAIL: SECRET SANTA

My SECRET SANTA which I have been waiting for in the mail has arrived!!!!
Santa must have thought that I've been good this year because santa brought me:

Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank:
Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer...For 700 Years, He has resisted temptation. But not tonight...Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total...until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn't in his plans. Nor were the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile, and completely against the law. Suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire...Bring on the night.
Source: Info in the Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank was taken from amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jacob-Nightwalkers-Jacquelyn-Frank/dp/0821780654/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261219872&sr=1-1 on 21/12/09.

The Darkest Night:
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she’ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member — a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Source: Info in the The Darkest Night was taken from the author's website at http://genashowalter.com/lotu/the-darkest-night/ on 21/12/09.

Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon:
In RHAPSODY Elizabeth Haydon tells a story that encompasses a world and centuries of time and which introduces three characters who have already captured a new generation of fantasy fans in the US. They embark on a journey through the centre of their world only to reach its end and find that centuries have passed and the land faces the awaking of a demon. Haydon's world building is unusually well thought out and vivid, her magic system is rigorous, her battle scenes realistic and massively exciting. But it is her characters, the intelligent and resourceful Rhapsody, the enigmatic assassin Achmed and the gruff but dependable Grunthor that have captured the imagination and affection of thousands of readers. This is a trio of characters who will carry the first great fantasy series of the 21st century on their shoulders.
Source: Info in the Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon was taken from amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0575072792/ref=sib_rdr_dp on 21/12/09.

THANK YOU SECRET SANTA!!!!
(((muah)))
XOXO

Sunday, 20 December 2009

AVATAR TRAILER

My Take On Avatar:
Watched Avatar tonight and enjoyed it immensely!!! It's my kind of movie! We, humans, invade another humanoid planet. Maybe not in this lifetime, but who knows... science do tend to advance! It might not be science fiction then. I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5. Below is a trailer, enjoy!

Cherry's Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


In theatres NOW!:

Official Avatar Movie

Movie Link: http://www.avatarmovie.com/

Release Date: 18 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

IN THE MAIL: SHADES OF MIDNIGHT

Thank you to Constable & Robinson, I received a review copy of Shades Of Midnight by Lara Adrian in the mail today!!! Will post a review of this book soon!!
About This Book:
In a frozen wilderness steeped in darkness, the lines between good and evil, lover and enemy, are never black or white but drawn in SHADES OF MIDNIGHT . . .

Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt but never fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.

Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces--a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear.
Source: Info in the About This Book was taken from the author's website at http://www.laraadrian.com/ on 19/12/09.

NOTE:
Winners of the Ryu Interview & Contest will be announced as soon as I get done counting the bloody entries!!

Friday, 18 December 2009

THE FRIDAY 56: DRAGONS OF DARKNESS

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Closest book: Dragons Of Darkness by Antonia Michaelis
P56, 5th sentence:
Behind them lay the green forest.

Happy Friday!!!


*Day job is still demanding, plus the chirstmas craziness, I might not be able to visit the blogs today of all of those who commented here at my F56, but I will surely be visiting your blog within the next few days! At least once, if not several times during the week!

*This will also, most likely, be my last F56 this year. My next one will probably be in January next year due to the holidays, it'll be hectic and I might not be able to blog as much as I would like to. However I got scheduled posts to keep us going while I'm away being silly :)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

CONTEST REMINDER: RYU INTERVIEW & CONTEST


Just a quick reminder folks that the Ryu Interview & Contest ends tomorrow! So grab your chance to win a free copy of Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler before it's too late!!


Click here to go to the contest.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Monday, 14 December 2009

IN THE MAIL: DRAGONS OF DARKNESS

Thank you to the wonderful people of Abrams, I received a review copy of Dragons Of Darkness by Antonia Michaelis in the mail today!!! Will post a review of this book soon!!
Caption From The Back Cover:
Christopher doesn't have much in common with Jumar, the prince of Nepal. He's not even sure how he ended up trekking across the mountainous country in the prince's strange company. But one thing is certain: Someone must help fight the deadly dragons and other, even more dangerous forces that plague the land.

The dragons are like something out of a fairy tale, draining all the color from the world and turning anyone caught in their shadows to metal. Defeating the dragons will take Christopher and Jumar on a journey deep into the heart of Nepal, and deep into the secrets of their own hearts. What they find there will make all the difference.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

I WON WOLF SIGNS!!

I would like to thank Vivian Arend for hosting such a delicious*blush*, delectable and droolworthy contests, the Holiday Hotties Tour and the Sinter Claus contest!! And another shout out thank you because I won a copy of Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend and Deja Vu by Vivian Arend and Jambrea Jo Jones  from Viv!! Woohoo!!

About Wolf Signs:

Talk about getting your signals crossed…

Granite Lake Wolves Book 1

Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on WolfSigns300their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.

Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.

Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…

Source: Info in the About Wolf Signs was taken from the author's website at http://vivianarend.com/books/wolf-signs on 13/12/09.

CLASH OF THE TITANS TRAILER

Here is a movie trailer I pinched off Pat's Fantasy Hotlist blog:

Saturday, 12 December 2009

IN THE MAIL: REMEMBERING ASHBY

Thank you to Heather Long, I received a copy of Remembering Ashby in my inbox today as the prize for winning the Daily Dose Holiday Blog Giveaway: Come to Ashby and See contest.
About This Book:
Peace among the clans has been nonexistent for the past centuries.- But now that clan Lairds have decided to summon the God-touched people from their magical Isle to perform the rituals of Beltane to bless the peace talks between the clans, peace is within reach. Melanie is honored to be chosen as one of six maidens to represent the Goddess at this important event.

She is meant to be a vessel for the power of the Goddess while forgetting the failures of humanity during the festival. She knows should be concentrating on her part as a Maiden of the Hunt, yet she cannot banish the handsome Scot from her mind. Running in the Hunt is as sacred as the Goddess herself, and should her desires be known, there could be dire consequences for her and the clansman. However, she can't find the will to deny his pull.

The mists of the Black Mountains enhance the excitement of their forbidden love while providing an escape from the Islanders encampment.- Can they give in to their desires at the expense of their destinies? Especially once The Sorcerer discovers their dalliance.
Source: Info in the About This Book was taken from the author's website at http://heatherlong.net/Writings.html on 12/12/09.

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