October 7, 2010

October Obsessions Give Away Week 2

I totally goofed, I posted the link to this post rather than just my blog page in the linky things for the Friday hops (damn you Ctrl V) 
So if you are just saying hi, pretty please with cherries on top go to the post after this one and comment there.
If you want to enter my give away you are more than welcome to do so in the comments link for this post.
Sorry about that guys 


This is the third time I have tried to post this now, so here goes...

Starting today we are taking entries for the second week of my give away. I am a bit early as it is Thursday night here, but I was so excited I just couldn't wait! I will announce the winner of week one once I am home from work tomorrow (yes you still have about 18 hours to enter!)

So this week I will be giving away 

By Richelle Mead
Published in Aug 2008 & 2009
Publisher: Zebra
 Paperback Pages: 374 & 384
ISBN 13: 9781420100969 
ISBN 10: 1420100963 
ISBN 13: 9781420100976
ISBN 10: 1420100971

 Because this is a series I won't post the synopsis for each because I feel like reading the synopsis for the second book if you haven't read the first actually spoils it a little. I will just give a brief review of my reaction to the books instead. If you want to read the synopsis you can click in the link above.

After finishing the 4th Vampire Academy book I was lost. No idea what to read or where to turn. I went to the House of Night series and it just wasn't the same. I needed more VA but where could I get it? Light bulb moment hit... Maybe I could see if Richelle Mead had written any other books... Yeah I know, pretty stupid revelation really. So I looked her up and found she indeed had 2 other series of books. I was a bit dubious about them. There were no vampires so I wasn't sure they would fulfill my reading needs. 
The Succubus series looked like a goer until for some reason I couldn't get a preview on my Kindle app. I really had no interest in the Dark Swan series at all but was desperate and Kindle was allowing me a preivew so I loaded it up and started to read.

BOY OH BOY was my face red! Not only did it fulfill my reading wants and desires, it exceeded them. I thought there were some steamy scenes in VA but Storm Born kicked those scenes arses. I read the preview in record time and purchased the book as soon as the app gave me that "Want to see more?" message. I think the total time to read this one was about 2 days. I just couldn't stop reading.

Eugenie Markham is like Buffy without the vampires and I imagine her to be tougher (after all Eugenie doesn't have side kicks.) She does have some allies who know who she is, I particularly love the "receptionist" who has never actually met Eugenie but knows what she needs when she needs it anyway. 

There is the typical Mead love triangle as per her other books. I did enjoy this one much more than the others I must say. I usually roll my eyes a bit when there is 2 guys to pick but with this one I found myself begging Eugenie to pick the other guy. 

I don't want to give anything away, but I will say my favorite thing in any book is when you have characters who you know should just be black and white bad, there shouldn't be any gray area. You know who is good and who isn't. But, and this is a big but, you find the gray area and fall in love (or lust) with them anyway. The character I am talking about is Dorian, if you haven't read the book, it will be worth reading just for him. I think if he were real I could very well be his groupie jumping up and down in front of him saying "Pick me! Pick me!" or maybe I would just slap Eugenie out of the way and jump him myself *sigh*, oh to dream.

All in all I give this book 5/5 I loved it, I still love it, and I would kick my husband out of our bed to make room for the book if the three of us wouldn't fit together (my poor husband is lucky books are so compact)

Anyway, on to the give away finer details...

You need to post a comment on this post to enter. 
I honestly can't be bothered with the whole adding up points thing (tried it last week and seemed to make this very uneven) so I will give each person who comments on this post one entry.
If you choose to do a post or grab my button I will give you two additional entries. But you must post the links in your comment here. My grab button is to the right ---->
So you can have 3 entries in total. Remember to comment on this post go to the top of this post for the comment link.

If you entered last week you have to re-enter on this post for this week.

If books depository delivers to you you are eligible to enter, this is an international give away.
If you want instant satisfaction, I will be happy to send it to you on Kindle as another option.

Entries for this one close next Friday on the 15th. I will post when it is closed as I am in Australia so time zones can get a little confusing.

If you want to know what is happening for next week click here.

Not wanting to make this post too many miles longer, don't forget it is nearly time for the Friday book blog hops!
I will make my official posts on them after work tomorrow, but here are the buttons to go check out the host blogs

Book Blogger Hop


Anna said...

Amazing contest!I have my eye set on those books for some time!
I have your button on my sidebar here


Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I posted your button on my right sidebar.


romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Hi! Just stopping by to say happy friday!! i'm already a follower :)

Inspired Kathy said...

I'm already a follower just stopping by to say hi.
Hope you'll stop by and enter one of my many giveaways or sign up to join the Spooktacular Blog Hop or Gratitude Giveaways Hop.

Have a great weekend!
~Inspired Kathy
I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

Brenda said...

I am a new follower from the blog hops. Drop over and check out my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com.

Have an awesome weekend!

TheBookishSnob said...

Happy HOP!I drink alot of water during the day to keep hydrated and usually switch to diet soda in the evening. I try to keep a balance but todays sucked - I've drunk more soda then water. Oh well there's always tomorrow :) Happy reading

Come HOP by and visit

Miss Page-Turner said...

Hey I am a follower of your blog now, thanks to Follow Friday:) Feel free to visit/ follow me here: http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.com/

Pris said...

Hopping over from the blog hop! I am a tea of coffee drinker... anything hot! I'm a new follower. Check out my blog and follow back if you want!

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Happy Friday! I'm doing the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I usually drink iced tea while blogging and the occasional glass of wine. Have a magnificent weekend!

I'm a old faithful follower.


pussreboots said...

Happy weekend. I don't drink while reading or blogging.

Emma Michaels said...

Hey! Happy Follow Friday! Just got back from my signing in California and posted a fun picture of me with Becca Fitzpatrick and Heidi R Kling for my FMBBF/Blog Hop post. Stop by and check it out!
Happy Follow Friday!!!
Emma Michaels

Heather said...

Waiting for your official post :)

Check out my Blog Hop, Follow Friday and Giveaway HERE!

Rhiannon said...

Just hoping by, following and saying hi.
If you have any scary or paranormal reviews, intereviews, or giveaways, then make sure to stop by my site and add them (anytime this month) to my Giving me the Creeps October page. I'm hoping to spread the word on some blogs and share the scary all month long!

angelatarantula said...

Hey there!!(: I'm a new follower from the hop.
I would appreciate it if you stopped by my blog!
Angela Z

Angela said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm late in dropping by for the Hop! Hope you're having a great week :)

I'm an old follower.

I posted your button in my sidebar: Touch the Night

AngelicNytmare said...

Love the giveaway...I love richelle Meads VA. I actually wanna try and read the Succubus books.

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