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Thursday, 31 December 2009


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


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 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.

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.

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 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


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.


Sunday, 20 December 2009


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


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.

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

Friday, 18 December 2009


* 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


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.


Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Looks like there are a few nice movies to look forward to in 2010:

In theatres: January 22.

Movie Link: www.legionmovie.com

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog