Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Forever contest

One of my favourite author, Maggie Steifvater is organising a gigant contest for celebrating the release of Forever, her third book in Wolves of Mercy Falls triology. That word "gigan" really means extra-super huge, because there are plenty of awsome prizes ;)

1. The opportunity to read Forever earlier than it comes out!
2. ARC copies of Secret Novel (her other novel)
3. A Shiver Keepsake Box filled with secret goodies
4. A signed, doodled hardcover copy of Linger
5. Linger Tank tops
6. Signed Bookplates

Read more on Maggie's blog here.

And... You can order your own AUTOGRAPHED copy of Forever from here: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Amazon gift card giveaway.

Paparback Dolls is giving away a $20 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (it's winner's choice :)) to a lucky commenter and a second person will win a goody basket with a Para-Ops mug, chocolate, and other goodies! That's generous, so take part in it!!!


More ways to win: +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your comment. Giveaway ends March 19th and the winner will be chosen by random.org on March 20th. We ask the winners to post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out. Also, we will try to contact the winners, but we ask that you check back to see if you’ve won.

Monday, March 7, 2011

first giveaway!

Sugarpill Chroma lust Loose Eyeshadow in "Magpie"
Sinful Colors Nail Polish in "Innocent"
NYX 5 Color Shadow from The Caribbean Collection in "I Dream of St. Lucia"
Wet n' Wild new 2011 Trio in "I'm Feeling Retro"
NYX Doll Eye Mascara Volume in "Extreme Black"
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Mascara in "Violight"
NYC Eyeshadow Duo in "Island Sunset"
One Dollar Eyelashes false eyelashes (2 pairs)
IPD Asian False Eyelashes (1 pair)
Bobbi Brown Mini "Crystal" Lip Gloss
Kate Somerville Tanning Towelette for Face & Body (1)

Click here for the giveaway

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New giveaway - 5 winners!

Jennifer Smusing is giving a chance to five lucy readers to win one of these book:
Heavenly
Penitence
Absolution
A Season of Eden

Click here for the giveaway!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Bounded by Blood by Laurie London.

I've just seen the cover of Bounded by Blood by Laurie London and I liked it so much that I searched the author's site. This will be the first book of The Sweetblood series and it will be released on 28, January. Aww, I can't wait. So here is the review and just to be clear: Bounded by Blood is on the forefront of my "have-to-read" list =)

Laurie London
The Sweetblood #1:
Bounded by Blood


Some cravings are too powerful to resist...


Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she’s cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.

For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her…


Read an excerpt | Laurie's site

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Third Secret by Steven Berry.

Hi, guys =) I've just finished The Third Secret by author Steven Berry. I have to tell you that I was suprised how much I liked it. I read these kind of books once in a blue moon (I love this phrase xD), especially because I'm not a believer. But this book was full of twists and turns.

Review

Fatima, Portugal, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000. When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary’s words–or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows.

Vatican City, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope. Night after restless night, Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican’s Riserva, the special archive open only to popes, where the Church’s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored. Though unsure of the details, Michener knows that the Pope’s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima.

Equally concerned, but not out of any sense of compassion, is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Valendrea desperately covets the papacy, having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave. Now the Pope’s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years.

My thoughts

I really liked that the book started with a scene grabbed from the weekdays. The first chapter of a lot of the books start with something that is unusual to the characters' usual days, and it's annoying for me. I dont know why. And it's known that I don't read a book to the end, if I don't like the begining. Yeah, condemn me for it, but it's just me.

So I continued to read. The characters has so strange names that I couldn't pronounce some of them (you know, I'm hungarian). As I mentioned the sory is full of with twists and turns. In one moment the pope is telling his friend that in his opinion it's not a sin to just love a woman, and the next this friend founds the pope's dead body. I was really suprised. Moreover the pope commited suidice, which would have had an echo if it had unfolded.

The whole story is about the third Fatime secret. The first two secret was released before, but nobody knew that there was a third secret. Valendrea, who wants to be the next pope and is willing to do anything to achieve his goals - even willing to kill for it - stole and nullify the proof of the existence of the third secret. Virgin Mary tells people that it is needed to change the whole church system, or the world will be expiate.

The celibacy for priests, for example, was ordained by a human man, and not by Jesus. According to Virgin Mary, the celibacy has to be deleted, because everybody has the right to have somebody to love him and to have children. I totally agree with it. I don't even understant the principale of the celibacy. I know that priest says that it's because a priest's heart has to be offered to only God, but as I know the procreation of offsprings is also an important tenet.

So I liked the book. The author wrote everything in detail and a lot of valuable information about the conclave is in the book. The only thing what I was missing was the passion, but I admit that a passionately love wouldn't fit in the story xD

blogoversary party.

One of my favourite site is starting a blogoversary party and lot of great book will be given away. I couldn't even choose which one is the best, if I had to =) All you have to do is fill out a form, but you can get extra entries for tweeting, posting or something like that.

Book Lovers INC Blogoversary
Ends: february 4th. International. And here are some of the books you can win:

2 chapter from This Side of the Grave.

Oh My... Jeaniene Frost posted the first two chapter from her new book This Side of The Grave (Night Huntress series) on her blog. Thanks, Jeaniene! I loved it and I can't wait until 22, February.
Be aware of spoilers!

Chapter One

The vampire pulled on the chains restraining him to the cave wall. His eyes were bright green, their glow illuminating the darkness surrounding us.

“Do you really think these will hold me?” he asked, an English accent caressing the challenge.

“Sure do,” I replied. Those manacles were installed and tested by a Master vampire, so they were strong enough. I should know. I’d once been stuck in them myself.

The vampire’s smile revealed fangs in his white upper teeth. They hadn’t been there several minutes ago, when he’d still looked human to the untrained eye.

“Right, then. What do you want, now that you have me helpless?”

He didn’t sound like he felt helpless in the least. I pursed my lips and considered the question, letting my gaze sweep over him. Nothing interrupted my view, either, since he was naked. I’d long ago learned that weapons could be stored in various clothing items, but bare skin hid nothing.

Except now, it was also very distracting. The vampire’s body was a pale, beautiful expanse of muscle, bone, and lean, elegant lines, all topped off by a gorgeous face with cheekbones so finely chiseled they could cut butter. Clothed or unclothed, the vampire was stunning, something he was obviously aware of. Those glowing green eyes looked into mine with a knowing stare.

“Need me to repeat the question?” he asked with a hint of wickedness.

I strove for nonchalance. “Who do you work for?”

His grin widened, letting me know my aloof act wasn’t as convincing as I’d meant it to be. He even stretched as much as the chains allowed, his muscles rippling like waves on a pond.

“No one.”

“Liar.” I pulled out a silver knife and traced its tip lightly down his chest, not breaking his skin, just leaving a faint pink line that faded in seconds. Vampires might be able to heal with lightning quickness, but silver through the heart was lethal. Only a few inches of bone and muscle stood between this vampire’s heart and my blade.

He glanced at the path my knife had traced. “Is that supposed to frighten me?”

I pretended to consider the question. “Well, I’ve cut a bloody swath through the undead world ever since I was sixteen. Even earned myself the nickname of the Red Reaper, so if I’ve got a knife next to your heart, then yes, you should be afraid.”

His expression was still amused. “Right nasty wench you sound like, but I wager I could get free and have you on your back before you could stop me.”

Cocky bastard. “Talk is cheap. Prove it.”

His legs flashed out, knocking me off balance. I sprang forward at once, but a hard, cool body flattened me to the cave floor in the next instant. An iron grip closed around my wrist, preventing me from raising the knife.

“Always pride before a fall,” he murmured in satisfaction.

I tried to throw him off, but a ton of bricks would have been easier to dislodge. Should’ve chained his arms and his legs before daring him like that, I mentally berated myself.

That arrogant smirk returned as the vampire looked down at me. “Keep squirming, luv. Rubs me in all the right places, it does.”

“How’d you get out of the clamps?” Over his shoulder, I saw a hole in the cave that used to be where the inch-thick titanium cuffs had dangled. Unbelievable. He’d ripped them right out of the wall.

A dark brow arched. “Knew just the right angle to pull. You don’t install restraints without knowing how to get out of them. Only took a moment; and by then, I had you on your back. Just like I said I would.”

If I still had a heartbeat, it would be racing by now, but I’d lost that – for the most part – when I’d changed from a half breed into a full vampire several months ago. My eyes turned bright green as fangs slid out of my teeth.

“Showoff.”

He leaned down until our faces were only an inch apart. “Now, my lovely captive, with you trapped beneath me, what’s to stop me from having my vile way with you?”

The knife I still held dropped from my hand as I wrapped my arms around his neck. “Nothing, I hope.”

Bones, my vampire husband, gave a low, sinful laugh. “That’s the answer I wanted to hear, Kitten.”

Read more on Jeaniene's blog >>>

sorry guys.

Már régóta tervezgettem, hogy angolul kezdjek neki egy oldalnak. Ahogy elgondolkoztam ezen tegnap, úgy döntöttem, hogy angol nyelven folytatom tovább az enchanting days.-t. Ennek több oka is van, amelyek közül a legnagyobb súllyal az bírt, hogy körülbelül öt könyvből négyet angolul olvasok el, és ezek közül a legtöbb még nem jelent meg vagy nem is fog megjelenni Magyarországon. Az pedig szerintem nem épp szerencsés dolog, ha olyan könyvekről írok, amit a magyar olvasók sokan el sem tudnak olvasni, illetve még nem is hallottak a könyvről. Ha minden cikket, véleményt, ismertetőt angolul írnék le, akkor lenne érdekeltsége az oldalnak, lenne aki elolvassa, amiket összeirkálok itt magamnak. Ráadásul a legtöbb könyvet így csak angolul tudom feltölteni :S

Tudom, hogy van egy-két ember, aki eddig olvasta a blogot - tőlük elnézést is kérek -, de szeretném kibővíteni azoknak a könyveknek a listáját, amikről az oldalon írnék. Emellett persze maga az is jót tesz az angolomnak, ha kikeresgélek egy-két szót a szótárból. Nem állítom, hogy tökéletes nyelvtannal, nyelvhelyességgel és kifejezésekkel meg tudom majd írni a cikkeimet, de legalább próbálkozok. Nyár végén szeretném megpróbálni a felsőfokú nyelvvizsgát letenni, ami egyáltalán nem lesz könnyű, tekintve a jelenlegi tudásomat. Szóval ezzel a öntésemmel erre is szeretnék rásegíteni.

Egyébként aki tud angolul, annak csak ajánlani tudom, hogy olvasson angolul könyveket. Még azoknak is, aki még nincsenek teljesen a középszintű nyelvvizsga szintjén. Én is még nyelvvizsga előtt kezdtem el angolul olvasni, hogy gyakoroljak egy kicsit a középfokúra, de annyira megszerettem, hogy azóta is jóformán csak úgy olvasok, holott még most is van egy csomó szó, amit nem ismerek. A sok ismeretlen szó ellenére nagyon érthető a történet és előfordult már olyan is, hogy kikövetkeztettem a szavak jelentését. Szerintem baromira jó érzés, ha az ember magától jön rá ilyenekre. Ráadásul a szókincsem nagyon sokat fejlődött és az olvasási készségem is. A kiejtésemen igaz még volna mit javítani, de az még ráér xD

Mindenkinek kellemes hétvégét!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lauren kate nyereményjáték.

újabb nyereményjátékok indultak, az egyiket például a ROOTS IN MYTH csinálja és Lauren Kate könyveit lehet megnyerni. ahogy én tudom, a Fallen című könyv jogai már a Könyvmolyképzőnél vannak, így aki tud angolul olvasni, az most előre is beszerezheti magának a könyvet =)

csak annyit kel tenni, hogy követni kell az oldalunk és egy kommentben meg kell adni az email címeteket. extra pontot ér, ha írsz is a blogodban a versenyről (én is azt teszem xD), illetve ha mondjuk twitteren visszalinkelsz =)
verseny >>>

mindenkinek sok szerencsét =)