Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weekly Preview & Giveaway (8)

Welcome to week eight of my 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 12/3.  NOTE: Dark Star, A Love by Any Measure and Hunted are not available to be won as I am reviewing ebook copies of the books.

First up last week's winner is: 

Anita Yancey

I will be contacting Anita, but I need to do a little work to my giveaway page to make sure it is up-to-date, so if you see this Anita, email me at crystalfulcher(at)  Go back to this post to see what your choices are, or give me a day or two to update the giveaway page.  You will have first dibs on the giveaway page over my other giveaways since this one ended first.

 Hospice Tails by Debra L. Stang (WOW Tours)  - join me for a guest blog and a review
Funny, sad, and irreverent, Hospice Tails shares the stories of pets who traveled to the door of death with their humans. Meet King, an abused pit bull fiercely loyal to his rescuer, Jasper and Jackie, Amazon parrots who sang their person to his final sleep, Washington, a golden retriever who became the only connection to the world for an Alzheimer's patient, and ten other animals who accompanied their beloved people on the hospice journey.

 Remembering You by Tricia Goyer (Litfuse Tour)
Television producer Ava Ellington cannot refuse her grandfather's last wish--that she accompany him to Europe on a tour of World War II battle sites. Ava has little interest in historical battles, but this may be her last chance to break down the barriers that have grown up between them, and she sets off, camera in hand, ready to record and report on their journey. She and Grandpa Jack are greeted in Paris by Paul, her grandpa's best friend, and his grandson Dennis. The Dennis who just happens to be Ava's first love. History comes alive as the group travels across Europe--from the romantic sights of Paris to the bleak battlefields of Belgium to the Austrian labor camp these men liberated so many years before--and Ava sees a side of her grandfather she's never known before. As he shares his memories of those bitter days on the battlefield, she begins to understand how his experiences in the war made him the man he is today. Throughout the journey, Ava and Dennis are drawn together in ways neither of them expected. Can their memories of the past lead to a bright new future?

 Dark Star by Creston Mapes (Rock Star Chronicles #1) (Media Guests Tour)
Can Fame, Wealth, and Power Buy Happiness?

Everett Lester and his band, DeathStroke, ride the crest of a wave to superstardom. But the deeper they become immersed in fame, wealth, and power, the more likely they are to be swallowed alive by the drugs, alcohol, and discontentment that have become their only friends. Everett is headed down a perilous road of no apparent return when he’s charged with the murder of his personal psychic. The only hope he can cling to comes from Topeka , Kansas , and the letters written by a prayerful young lady who lives there. Consistent and persistent, the notes cut straight to Everett ’s empty heart, offering a fulfillment he’s never grasped before. But what if he’s found guilty of murder? Will he recognize the spiritual battle that’s raging for his soul?

A Love By Any Measure by Killian McRae (Publisher Tour, Tulipe Noire Press)
An Irish lass. An English lord.
A love that overcomes all boundaries.

August Grayson has secretly dreamt of the girl living on his family’s Irish estate since childhoods spent together in Killarney. Now a proper Lord of the British Empire, he knows that Maeve could never be more than just a distant fantasy. Still, if only...

Maeve O’Connor owns nothing in this world but her good name, which proves just enough to win a proposal for a marriage of convenience to a good, Irish lad. Until the wedding, however, she’s in dire straits. Rent on the cottage she and her father share is due, but there simply isn’t the money to pay. Driven to desperation, Maeve hopes Lord Grayson, her childhood-chum-turned-dashing-English-rogue, will prove lenient when she comes seeking clemency.

The temptation presented proves too much, and August offers Maeve a compromise: should she permit him twice as long on each succeeding visit to do whatever he wishes in pursuit of his pleasure, he will consider her rent paid. Starting with a mere five seconds, pulses soon out race the ticking clock, as August’s desires become Maeve’s own. Passion blinds them to the challenges closing in on both the Irish and English fronts, threatening to destroy the love they’ve discovered.

Working to bridge that which divides them, tempting fate with each stolen kiss, and torn between desire and obligation, Maeve and August must strive to overcome all and find a love by any measure...


The Christmas Village by Melissa Ann Goodwin (WOW Tours - Guest Blog & Review)
When 12-year-old Jamie Reynolds comes to his grandparents' Vermont home for Christmas, he just wants things to go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to Grandma's miniature Christmas Village, where he imagines that life is perfect. Late one night, the village comes to life before his eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed. Jamie discovers that the village is called Canterbury, where the year is 1932. He becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble.

As Jamie desperately races against time to find his way back home, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.

 Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield (Author tour)
Caitlyn, a telepath, lives in a world where all paranormal talents are illegal. She is on the run from government ParaTroopers. When Caitlyn falls for Alex, a Normal, and discovers dangerous renegade Paranormals, she must choose between staying in hiding to protect herself or taking a stand to save the world.


Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Mythos Academy #2)
Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle...

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword..


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

A Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Vivien said...

I'm looking forward to reading Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Margay said...

So many good books to choose from!

Nedraw said...

I am so looking forward to reading Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry. I just finished Rot & Ruin and absolutely loved it.

Margaret said...

Raven was just free on kindle so I'm looking forward to reading that one.

Liz V. said...

Hope to get Hospice Tails by Debra L. Stang. Thank you for the chance.

Jasmyn said...

Hoping I can get my hands on Kiss of Frost to read for December.

elaing8 said...

I'm looking forward to Kiss of Frost and any holiday theme books.

Brenda Demko said...

Thanks for the giveaway! If I win, I'd pick Kiss of Frost. I am looking forward to reading Hidden by Kelley Armstrong in December!

ebaker said...

I am looking forward to A Kiss of Frost and also Legend even though it's a November release :)

Julie W said...

Clockwork Prince!! I have it preordered:)

Melanie L said...

I'm looking forward to reading Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey.

Shanan, The Book Addict said...

What an excellent set of books!

Shanan, The Book Addict said...

The book I am most looking forward to reading in December is The Help which is my next planned book for the TBR Intervention


Na said...

I have many books I hope I'll get the chance to read and some of the include:
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman
The Next Always by Nora Roberts

Anonymous said...

There are several I am looking forward to... A Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep, Lawe's Justice by Lora Leigh, just to name a couple.

Thank you for this opportunity.

Happy Holidays!

Deb T
mammy3114 AT yahoo DOT com

winnie said...

I'm looking forward to reading a lot of books and one of which is Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis!


Persephone said...

I'm looking forward to reading Legend-Marie Lu.

Vinci said...

Would like to read from your review Remembering You by Tricia Goyer (Litfuse Tour)Sounds like awonderful historical read. thanks for the review too.
Looking forward to reading The Help,
Santa Baby might bring it. lol.
cheers dayleb at telus dot net

Christina Kit. said...

I'd love to read Catching Jordan.

Brooke said...

I'm really looking forward to Bleeding Hearts, the next book in the Drake Chronicles.


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