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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens

Overprotected
by
Jennifer Laurens

A fabulous read that you'll definitely fall in love with! You'll come to find yourself diving right in until the last page.

Ashlyn has everything that she wants...except her freedom. Living a high society life, yet doomed to her house because of an incident that happened when she was a child.
Taken by one of her father's ex-employees and held hostage.

Ever since then, Ashlyn's father has hired numerous bodyguards to protect and watch her every move.  Over time, Ashlyn has learned how to sneak off while they are occupied and even how to get them fired once she's sick of them.
Thing is, Daddy always hires a new one. And this time? Well this time Ashlyn's father has hired someone she just can't stand. Someone who used to tease her as a child.
Over time, Ashlyn finds herself falling for him.
But how does he feel about her?
And does he realize that Ashlyn is now being watched again?

5/5 Stars. 243 Pages. Published by Grove Creek Publishing. Purchased at Amazon.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter


Born at Midnight
by
C.C. Hunter

To find the right words for such a remarkable and profound book aren't easy to do. I didn't know quite what this one was about going into it, but fell head over heels. It's hard for me to find a paranormal book that I can easily fall in love with, but this one sucks you in and holds tight the whole way through. It's a keeper!

Kylie has never been a problem child. Never a nuisance. But late one night while at a party, getting busted for something she's definitely not known for, her counselor has recommended to her mother that she be sent to a camp for troubled teens. Kylie knows she doesn't belong there, but her father sure isn't going to help her and once she steps foot on that bus, Kylie feels doomed.
These are kids that are nothing like her. These kids are dressed in black, with the piercings, and whatnot. These are the types of kids that deserve to be going to this camp-NOT KYLIE!

Once there, at the meeting, she notices that everyone seems to be staring at her. She wonders if they can see the army guy that's been hanging around her that everyone seems to ignore. They tell her that she's different. Everyone there is special. Kylie has always felt different, but not like these kids. Nothing like them at all. Shadow Falls is a special place, to teach you things that nobody else can.
Truth is...
These teens aren't troubled at all. Shadow Falls is a place to teach you about the magic inside.
But someone is trying to ruin it all.

5/5 Stars. 398 Pages. Published by St. Martins Griffin. Purchased at Amazon.





Winner of Anna Dressed in Blood...

So sorry for the delay. I know how much waiting sucks. But alas, I have a winner!
The winner is...
Skye
Congratulations!
Hope you enjoy, because this book is awesome!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Banned Books Week Blog Hop Giveaway!

Yay! It is time for another blog hop, which by the way, I have not participated in for some time now.
I've missed these!
And I'm back to bring to you this giveaway hosted in part by,
I Read Banned Books and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

It's interesting to find out some of the classics that are on the Banned Books list.
to view just some of many.
Now, on to what I will be giving away...

$15 Banned Book of choice from Amazon!
Open to everyone
Must be a GFC follower
+13 and up
Winner will be picked by random.org,
If the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
and don't forget to visit the other participants!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

(5) $50 Amex Giveaway Extended, also check out the Ladybird Trailer!

That's right! Uniquely Moi Books just got word that the entry deadline has just been pushed back!
The new deadline to enter in now Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 PST.
To win 1 of 5 American Express Gift Cards,
Enter Here
*The form will ask what blogger referred you. This will not better my chances of winning, as I am not allowed to enter this contest. This is so the publisher knows where you linked from.
Also, while you're here, don't forget to check out the super fabulous
Ladybird, Ladybird
trailer!

Such an awesome book! Here's the cover:
You'll fall in love with this one!
A big thanks to Abra Ebner and Crimson Oak Publishing!
Make sure you follow them on Twitter @CrimsonOakBooks for awesome new giveaways and info!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (34)

What is "In My Mailbox"?In My Mailbox is a weekly meme. What is a meme, you ask. The simple description is  "an idea that spreads quickly." Usually the creator of the meme asks for other people to participate and ultimately link back to the person that started the meme. Memes shouldn't be confused with "features." There are some features that are somewhat exclusive to certain blogs, be courteous and don't steal content.

The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.  Here's what I got this week, how about you?



That's it for me this week. How about you?

And... don't forget Sept. 18 at 11:59 PST is the deadline to enter for the $50 American Express Gift Card Giveaway. There will be five given away!
And tell them Uniquely Moi Books referred you.
Hope you win!




Friday, September 16, 2011

Winner Announced....The Uglies Series

Alas, random.org has chosen a winner!
With that being said...
the lucky winner of this prize pack of The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
I Read Banned Books/Jen Bigheart

A big thanks to everyone who entered!

Don't forget!
September 18th at 11:59 PST is the last day to enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 American Express Giftcards. To enter click on this link
Don't forget to tell them I sent you!
They have lots of giveaways in store too!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan



When She Woke
by
Hillary Jordan

Let me start by saying that this is one of the best books that I have ever read. Jordan has went way off the beaten path to provide such a powerful and gripping novel that you won't be able to stop reading. You'll find yourself staying up late into the night, not wanting to put it down. It's like no other.

When Hannah awoke, she knew what to expect. Yet, looking at her skin and seeing it, red as it was...
The very same red as a stop sign. She had seen reds before, but seeing it on herself was different. The color doesn't wash away. It was implanted in her for what she did. The crime she committed. The same reason why the yellows are the yellows, oranges are the oranges, and so on and so forth. The crime you commit gets you the color that you can proudly display to the public. It wasn't Hannah's fault that she fell in love with a married man. She didn't mean to. She prayed to do the right thing. She couldn't keep the baby she carried inside of her. It just wasn't right. So many people would be hurt if they found out what had happened between them. So, she did the only thing she could think of, and because of that, she is now a red-a chrome, because she committed murder. She found a doctor willing to do an abortion. Not releasing the father's identity gets her a longer sentence, and her mother has practically shunned her. She has nowhere to go but a girls home that ends up having even bigger issues. The only thing that gives Hannah any hope whatsoever is when she thinks about him.
In the girls home, Hannah meets another girl named Kayla and over time, Kayla convinces Hannah that the girls home isn't the place for them, although, neither is the big world.  Not for a chrome.
Hannah and Kayla are on their own, with the world against them, the world hates chromes.
Someone is about to kill them,
and someone is about to help them.
Which one can get there first?
And which one will they trust?
All these two girls want to do is be free. That's it. That's all.
Kayla didn't do anything bad. And Hannah only loved somebody.

5/5 Stars. 341 Pages. Published by Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill. Received from the publisher.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Get ready for: Ruling Passion by Alexandria Harvey

Welcome!
MEET the Drakes.
Are you ready?

The Drake Chronicles
have now been binded into one huge and marvelous
volume. How can you resist?!

Ruling Passion
by Alexandria Harvey

Publication date: September 27, 2011
978-0-80272-802-9 / $9.99 / 816 pages

Ruling Passion contains:
Hearts at Stake (Book 1)
Blood Feud (Book 2)
Out for Blood (Book 3)

Want to get inside the book? Click on the above names and check out an excerpt!

A killer price, for 3 killer novels all packed into one volume!

Preorder Here





Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ladybird, Ladybird Trailer and $50 gift card giveaway!

It's official! Ladybird, Ladybird the e-book is released today, the hardback coming soon!
With that being said, Take a peek at the super awesome trailer and
 enter to win 1 0f 5 $50 American Express giftcards!
The dead line to enter is Sunday, September 18th 23rd at 11:59 PST. 
Good luck, and a special thank you to Abra Ebner and Crimson Oak Publishing!
Enter Here
When entering, please let them know that you came from Uniquely Moi Books! You are entering to win a giftcard, and by entering my name, just might help me win a kindle!! Good luck to you!



And don't forget to check out @CrimsonOakBooks on Twitter for some awesome giveaways!

Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven Wedel


After Obsession
by
Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

 Two authors have united and created a novel that will have you pondering the unthinkable. Mysterious and devilish.
You'll definitely be staying up late into the night.

Alan has always been happy living in Oklahoma. He plans to eventually get a scholarship to play football in college. He has never known his father but is still proud of his Navajo Indian heritage and researches what he can about his background. His mother doesn't like it much, but she deals with it. The most awesome thing? Onawa, his totem cougar. Onawa comes to him to help him with things right before sleep or while meditating.
Now, Alan has to move. Why? Alan's cousin Courtney lives in Maine and her dad has disappeared. This happens in his line of work. Alan's mom has decided to move in with her sister so they don't have to sell the house. This now means...no football!
Courtney isn't the friendliest to Alan either. The one person who is catching Alan's eye is named Aimee, and she just happens to be Courtney's best friend. Problem is, she has a boyfriend.
When Alan first got to town he noticed a few people seemed kind of edgy. It now seems to be getting worse. Courtney is nice one minute, hateful the next. The same thing with others in the town, except, Courtney is much, much worse. Aimee is the only one that isn't acting all deranged it seems. So when Aimee comes to him to ask if he sees things in his dreams why does he lie? Why doesn't he just open up? Aimee thinks it all has something to do with the death of her mother and the river man. Alan thinks the Ghost Sickness is coming. Either way it isn't good. And it must be stopped.
Soon.

4/5 Stars. 307 Pages. Published by Bloomsbury. Received from Bloomsbury.



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Giveaway: Anna Dressed in Blood

Because I loved
Anna Dressed in Blood
so much, I am giving away 1 copy.
So here's the rules:
Must be 13 or over
open to EVERYBODY
Must be a GFC or email follower
Winner must email me within 48 hours of me contacting them or new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway will run until 11:59 CST Sept. 20th

Saturday, September 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (33)

What is "In My Mailbox"?In My Mailbox is a weekly meme. What is a meme, you ask. The simple description is  "an idea that spreads quickly." Usually the creator of the meme asks for other people to participate and ultimately link back to the person that started the meme. Memes shouldn't be confused with "features." There are some features that are somewhat exclusive to certain blogs, be courteous and don't steal content.

The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.  Here's what I got this week, how about you?


For Review:
I will be doing a blog tour on September 8th for this one so come back then to check it out!

Giveaway:


Bought:


I'm very excited for all of these! I've heard good things about them all. If only I had super fast ultra mega reading speed skills! Ha! That would be awesome! I can't complain really, I am finally making a dent in my massive stack of 'to-read' books. I thought that would never happen!