31 Days of Harry Potter Extravaganza…

The Bibliophilic Book Blog is celebrating 31 days of Harry Potter, that’s right, the entire month of Harry Potterness so hope over and find out which house you belong to by taking her sorting hat quiz. I am in Gryffindor!

Frenzy of Noise is starting their Spooktacular YA event, with giveaways, interviews, guest posts and more, check it out.

Lisa Kleypas is offering a sneak peak of her new contemporary novel Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor at her site.

Debbie Macomber, who has written over 100 novels with Harlequin publishers is moving in 2012 to Random House Publishing, she is contracted to do three novels a year.

Romance Book Junkies is hosting a Halloween Charity Book Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders and Fisher House Foundation.  Head over and bid on some of the great books she has up for grabs and donate to a good cause.

Fiction Vixen posted about Babbling About Books’ pledge to donate $1 for every comment towards The Trevor Project and Matthew Shepard Foundation because the recent suicide of so many students due to bullying. Head over and comment for a good cause.


Nancy Werlin, author of Extraordinary, at The Story Siren.

Tiffany Clare, author of The Surrender of a Lady, at The Lovestruck Novice.

Stephanie Draven, author of Poisoned Kisses, at Romance Divas.

Jennifer Estep, author of Venom, at Scifiguy and Books and Things.

Ilona Andrews, author of Bayou Moon, at Smexy Books.

Erica Hays, author of Poison Kissed, at Scifiguy.

Dana Marton, author of The Spy Who Saved Christmas, at The Romance Dish.

Nancy Holder, author of Crusade, at Confessions of a Bookaholic.

Lani Woodland, author of Intrinsical, at Good Choice Reading.

Trish Perry, author of The Perfect Blend, at Lyn Cote.

Ann Mauren, author of In the Spotlight, at Electrifying Reviews.

Miranda Neville, author of The Dangerous Viscount, at the Romance Dish.

Mindy Kasky, author of To Wish or Not to Wish, at Romance Divas.

Christopher Golden, author of When Rose Wakes, at La Femme Readers.

Zoe Archer, author of Scoundrel, at Unusual Historicals.

HP Mallory, author of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, at All the Days of.

Cindy Spencer Pape, author of Motor City Witch, at Carina Press.

Amber Riley, author of The Flash of a Firefly, at Blkosiner’s Book Blog.

Caroline Clemmons, author of The Texan’s Irish Bride, at The Lovestruck Novice.

Scott Nicholson, author of October Girls, at A Journey of Books.

Carolyn Crane, author of Mind Games, at Fiction Vixon.

Denise Jaden, author of Losing Faith, at Confessions of a Bookaholic.


Fiction Vixon is giving away a $100 GC to CSN stores, contest ends Oct. 15th.

Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm is giving away Ivy Devlin’s Low Red Moon, contest ends Oct. 12th.

PlotMonkeys is giving away four Breast Cancer Awareness necklaces in honor Breast Cancer Awareness, contest ends Oct. 3rd.

The Bibliophilic Book Blog is giving away Gwyn Cready’s Aching for Always, contest ends Oct. 4th.

Book Hounds is giving away a mystery box with three books in it, she has posted the first sentence of each blurb on the back of the book as a clue, contest ends Oct. 31st, and a Paranormal Book set, contest ends Oct.

Confessions of a Bookaholic is giving away Andrea Cramer’s Nightshade, contest ends Oct. 15th.

Today & Everyday is giving away of Gift Card to Amazon, contest ends Oct. 31st.

Scot Nicholson, author of Speed Dating with the Dead, is giving away several Kindles, check out his site for opportunities to win that he is offering.

Yankee Romance Reviews is giving away five copies of Jennifer Haymore’s A Season of Seduction, contest ends Oct. 19th.

Smexy Books is giving away Zoe Archer’s Scoundrel, contest ends Oct. 7th.

Romantic Crush Junkies is giving away Madeline Hunter’s Sinful in Satin, contest ends Oct. 11th and Ashley March’s Seducing the Duchess, contest ends Oct. 10th.

Dark Faerie Tales is giving away a mythology prize pack, contest ends Oct. 16h.

A Girl Reads a Book is giving away a box set of The Harry Potter Series in connection with the Harry Potter Extravaganza, contest ends Oct. 31st.

Martha’s Bookshelf is giving away Renee Vincent’s Raeliksen in ebook, contest ends Oct. 17th and Mary Wine’s Highland Hellcat, contest ends Oct. 18th.

Author Eloisa James is giving away a tote of signed books, contest ends Oct. 31st.

Late Bloomers Online is giving away a copy of Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Darkness in honor of their first Blogoversary, contest ends Oct. 8th.

Read For Your Future is giving away a copy of Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel, contest ends Oct. 31st.

Scifiguy is giving away any item under $30 at CafePress, contest ends Oct. 16th.

wb32 Reads is giving away a copy of Isis Crawford’s A Catered Halloween, contest ends Oct. 13th.

Teens Read and Write is giving away a novel of your choice from the  Smart Chicks Kick It Tour.


One, Two, Three…and there were books gave me the heads up about the new Twilight series covers, what do you think?

Sharon Lathan, author of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy, is offering a free download of her first novel from October 5th through the 11th at Sourcebooks or at Amazon.com for the Kindle.

Forever Young Adult has posted about how to make your own YA board game, perfect for gift giving as we start to move into the holiday season.

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments is going to be made into a movie by Constantin Film and Unique Features with Scott Stewart as the director. More information can be found here.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books has posted an article about Romance Novels Without Sex Scenes, I have to admit my TBR pile just got larger.

Do you have a cat that you adore how deserves its own story? Author Vicki Myron is accepting stories to include in her new novel Dewey’s Nine Lives, Bookhounds has posted all the requirement to memorialize your cat hereDeone Bucannon Authentic Jersey

Haint Misbehavin’ by Maureen Hardegree Review

In Haint Misbehavin’ by Maureen Hardegree, Heather Tildy is revisited by her childhood imaginary friend Amy.  Amy is actually a ghost who wants to play with Heather instead of moving toward the afterlife.  Heather needs to find a way to send Amy into the next life so she doesn’t act like a complete fool in front of her crush Drew.  Amy doesn’t want her past to be uncovered or have the guilt she holds over her death and those of her family lifted.  With the help from a boy from school and some quick thinking Heather just might get the peaceful summer vacation she was hoping for.

I enjoyed the family dynamics described in this book.  Heather is the middle child and often put aside by her parents, always on the outs with her older sister and hit and miss with her younger sister.  She wants her older sister to like her and many times in the book she stops to think how this will affect her relationship. I felt a connection with the ghost Amy in this story.  You feel her apprehension of her past being uncovered and her pain when you find out about her death.  This is a fun quick read!


Title: Haint Misbehavin’

Author: Maureen Hardegree

Format: Paperback, ebook

Page Nos.: 222

ISBN: 1935661930

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

Release Date: June 1, 2010

Available for purchase: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Bell Bridge Books

Reviewer: Megan

**I received a copy of this book from the NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

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Novel Reaction Welcomes Megan

NovelReaction.com is super excited to welcome Megan to its team of reviewers.  Let’s get to know Megan a little more:

Megan-a wife, mother of three and lover of books!  I always have a book waiting to be read but never enough time it seems!  Other than reading I love watching Supernatural, listening to music, and spending time with my family.

Megan really enjoys reading YA novels and her favorite novel is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Look for great reviews from Megan!

Because of all the great reviews the reviewers at NovelReaction.com have been writing, from now on we will be posting book reviews three times a week, instead of two. Reviews will be posted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hooray for books! Ed Dickson Authentic Jersey

Stardust by Neil Gaiman Books-to-Movie Intro

Stardust was the brain child of Neil Gaiman and he enlisted artist Charles Vess to do the illustrations for the initial 1997 DC Comic release, which was a four-part mini series.  In 1998 a hardcover and trade paperback were published that included  175 illustrations from the original comic book.  Gaiman retained the rights to the novel and in 1999 a conventional novel was published by Avon without illustrations. To coincide with the release of the movie a 2007 issue was released with an additional 50 illustrations by Charles Vess as well a new cover art.

From Neil Gaiman’s website:

In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here, in the hamlet of Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. And here, one crisp October eve, Tristran makes his love a promise — an impetuous vow that will send him through the only breach in the wall, across the pasture… and into the most exhilarating adventure of his life.

We will be watching the 2007 film version starring Claire Danes, Robert DiNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ian McKellan as the narrator.

Some things to think about as you read and watch:

How does the Pirate Captain get his name?

The connection of the witch’s magic to her image?

If you are reading on illustrated version, how does the visual setting in the  movie compare to the book?

A fantasy novel into a fantasy movie, does it work? Why or why not?

So pull up a book, a bucket of popcorn, and let the fun begin!

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