Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Preview and Giveaway

Welcome to a new feature I'm trying out at My Reading Room.  It's a feature where I preview what I will be reviewing this week and also where you get a chance to enter to win one of the books I am reading this week plus two books from my giveaway page.  All you have to do to enter is leave your name and email in the Rafflecopter below.  All other entries are optional.  Open to US/Canada only, ends 10/15.  Please note Monday and Friday's review books are not part of the giveaway - I read the ebook version.

Up for Review:
 Monday:  Lucky Girl by Cait Lord (not for giveaway - I read the ebook)
Jessica Devlin isn't looking for love. Heartbroken after being dumped by her unfaithful ex-fiancé, she's determined to have a fabulous time during her vacation in England where she'll be maid-of-honor at her cousin's wedding. After working overtime as beauty editor of Orlando's O Tart magazine, avoiding dating, and putting on ten pounds, Jess is ready to toss her past like an empty lipstick tube and party like a single gal.
But when she steps into the church on her cousin's wedding day, she sees the one man who could sabotage her plan-James-Bond-gorgeous Nick Mondinello. She's never forgotten the London marketing exec who held her in his arms after her beloved grandfather's funeral two years ago. Ambitious, and lusted after by women everywhere, Nick is completely wrong for guarded, Plain Jane Jess.
Could Spy Man Nick ever fall for her? Nope. Not unless Jess is one lucky girl.
Tuesday:  Diary of a Teenage Girl: Caitlin #1 - Becoming Me by Melody Carlson
In the fictional Diary of a Teenage Girl, sixteen-year-old Caitlin O'Conner reveals the inner workings of a girl caught between childhood and womanhood...an empty life without Christ and a meaningful one with Him. Through Caitlin's candid journal entries we see her grapple with such universal teen issues as peer pressure, loyalty, conflict with parents, the longing for a boyfriend, and her own spirituality. Readers will laugh and cry with Caitlin as she struggles toward self-discovery and understanding God's plan for her life. And they'll be deeply moved by her surprising commitment regarding dating.
Wednesday:  The Vision by Jen Nadol
Cassie Renfield knows the mark tells her when someone is going to die and that she can intervene and attempt to change fate. But she still doesn't understand the consequences, especially whether saving one life dooms another. With no family left to offer guidance, Cassie goes in search of others like her. But when she meets Demetria, a troubled girl who seems to have the power of the Fates, Cassie finds the truth isn't at all what she expected. And then there's her heady new romance with bad boy Zander. Dating him has much graver repercussions than she could ever have imagined, forcing Cassie to make choices that cut to the essence of who she is and what she believes.
Thursday:  The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman
The Kingdom of Childhood is the story of a boy and a woman; sixteen-year-old Zach Patterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother's extramarital affair, and Judy McFarland, a kindergarten teacher watching her family unravel before her eyes. Thrown together to organize a fundraiser for their failing private school and bonded by loneliness, they begin an affair that at first thrills, then corrupts each of them. Judy sees in Zachthe elements of a young man she loved as a child, but what Zach does not realize is that their relationship is, for Judy, only the latest in a lifetime of disturbing secrets.


Rebecca Coleman's manuscript for The Kingdom of Childhood was a semifinalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition. An emotionally tense, increasingly chilling work of fiction set in the controversial Waldorf school community, it is equal parts enchanting and unsettling and is sure to be a much discussed and much-debated novel.
Friday:  Ashfall by Mike Mullin (not for giveaway - ebook)

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.


Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.

Saturday:  Falling Together by Melissa de los Santos
What would you do if an old friend needed you, but it meant turning your new life upside down? Pen, Will, and Cat met during the first week of their first year of college and struck up a remarkable friendship, one that sustained them and shaped them for years - until it ended abruptly, and they went their separate ways. Now, six years later, Pen is the single mother of a five-year-old girl, living with her older brother in Philadelphia and trying to make peace with the sudden death of her father. Even though she feels deserted by Will and Cat, she has never stopped wanting them back in her life, so when she receives an email from a desperate-sounding Cat asking her to meet her at their upcoming college reunion, Pen goes. What happens there sends past and present colliding and sends Pen and her friends on a journey across the world, a journey that will change everything.







24 comments:

June M. said...

Right now I am trying to get caught up on some kindle books and also some books by Katie MacAlister in print.

Ricki said...

I am currently reading Ghost Hunt, but I am almost finished.

Liz V. said...

Far behind in TBR pile but can't resist adding more. Thanks for a chance at a nice selection.

Linda Kish said...

I am currently reading Alice Bliss.

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Vivien said...

I'm currently reading Moonglass by Jessi Kirby and Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield.

Jessy said...

Right now I am reading Awaken. I started it days ago and am only on the second chapter. I've been in a real slump lately.

Pam S (pams00) said...

I have no idea what I will be reading this week. I am still looking atmy tbr pile trying to decide what to go with first :).

I recently read Deep Disclosure by Davis and enjoyed it (liked the review you posted a few ago on it).

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Maureen said...

I am reading Snapped by Laura Griffin

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I just started Spoiled by Heather Cocks. Enjoyable thus far.

lgm52 said...

I just started Lily's Wedding Quilt.

Lori Thomas said...

Chicken Soup Book: Grieving & Recovery

Inspired Kathy said...

I'm reading Tempestous by Lesley Livingston and Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams

Maji Bookshelf said...

im currently reading forever by maggie stiefvater. I thought i should finish this series and get it over with! been dreading reading this book because i dont want a sad ending

Audrey said...

I am currently reading "Sweetly" by Jackson Pearce and I LOVE it!

mamabunny13 said...

I'm reading The Scorpio Races.

Valia Lind said...

Right now im reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Glow, and Anna Dressed in Blood. I've separated them for different days! :)

Angie said...

I'm currently reading "Elixir" by Hilary Duff

cyn209 said...

what a nice giveaway!!! thank you!!

i am currently reading Jane Eyre......

Helen said...

I am reading Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands

Laura said...

I'm reading City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) this week.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Laura

LisaILJ said...

I am finishing up The Scorpio Races.

ebaker said...

I am currently reading Torment from the Fallen series and next I'm going to read The Broken Lake by Shelena Shorts

Laurie said...

Not my daughter by Barbara Delinsky

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Audrey said...

I won!!! Thank you Thank you!!!

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