My Little Pocketbooks: July 2012   

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Winners!

Last month I announce all the winners for the month.  And now I think that is going to be the standard here at My Little Pocketbooks.  With all the giveaways starting and stopping it's soo much easier to just do one winner post a month.  No I didn't forget you!  Just saving a few step.  Let me say a big THANK YOU to all you for stopping by, commenting, following and entering the giveaways!  
So now on to the July winners.  Congratulations goes out to 10 people...

Stacking the Shelves #12

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!   Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Review: Bloodshot

Bloodshot
Author: Cherie Priest
Genre: Fiction
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Audiobook:  11 hours and 16 minutes
Narrator:  Natalie Ross
 
Source:  Bought from Audible.com
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Best #12

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.
My Favorite Blog Post This Week:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Month of TGIF #24

 
I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top of so many sites, so I wanted to join in too.
This feature is for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts and to answer the proposed question from Ginger at GReads.  Check her out and join in the fun!
This Friday, I am going to catch up with all the post I have missed this month.  And yes, I might do this every single month.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book In the Spotlight & Giveaway: Circe

Circe
Author: Jessica Penot
Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 18, 2011
Format: eBook and Paperback
ISBN: 1897562888

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why I Love Wednesday #21

Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday. Hop on over to Alexis' blog and join in the fun.  Since I have been to busy to keep up with this meme, I decided to borrow Jade from Sort of Beautiful idea and do one post for the month.  I am not stealing the idea ya'll!  I asked her ahead of time.  :)  And I will be going my TGIF post the same way too.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Last Week: Designer Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to Our Grand Finale of
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Stacking the Shelves #11

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!   Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Audiobooks + Groupon

What are some things that come to mind when you say " ____________ Are Better than Sliced Bread!"  For me as a book lover, one is audiobooks, my iphone, apps and coupon and a great purse of course.
Today, the stars alined and all of the above merged into one great thing that I just had to post ASAP!
Groupon is offering a Audiobook.com offer! 

Review: Black Geisha


Black Geisha
Author: Rachel Blaze
Genre:  Erotic Fiction
Paperback: 156 pages
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Source:  Provided free by the author  
Buy the Book: Amazon


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Best #11

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Book in the Spotlight & Giveaway: The Carny

The Carny
Author:
Brooke Moss
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Release Date:
July 7th, 2012
Format:
eBook and Paperback
ISBN:
Print: 978-0-9851483-1-7
Ebook: 978-0-9851483-2-4

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Guest Post: Witches, Angels & Vampires by Devin O'Branagan

Today the author of PRETTY SACRIFICES, Devin O'Branagan is taking over My Little Pocketbooks as part of her book tour.  What is Pretty Sacrifices all about?  And who is Devin?  I'm glad you asked.  
Book Description
In the post-apocalyptic world following a pandemic, dark angels arrive in Glory's small hometown to claim the eternal souls of her loved ones. Targeted by evil because of her heroism during the great plague, Glory fights back with the help of gutsy young witch Kaia, inexperienced guardian angel Sasha, and her intrepid demon-fighting dog Hallelujah. Complicating everything, a rift in time reunites Glory with an old flame and forces her to pay a huge price for love. The legend of Glory continues!
The second book in the Legend of Glory trilogy!
Glory was nominated for the 2011 Best Popular Paperback for Young Adults List, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association.
Author Bio
Image of Devin O'BranaganBestselling author Devin O'Branagan writes novels about uncommon heroes. Her genres include young adult urban fantasy, paranormal thrillers, and comic mysteries. She also writes a humor column for TAILS Magazine, is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and many of her writing projects support animal rescue. All of her books are available in both print and eBook formats. Visit her website at www.DevinWrites.com
Now that you all are in the know, I am turning it over to Devin.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book in the Spotlight: Back to You

Title: Back To You 
Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Book Description
 On the surface, Lynsey Reznor seems to have it all. She is beautiful, brilliant, and a successful true-crime writer who has been living the past decade in Miami. But what Lynsey lacks is what she needs the most—a family.  After the death of her mother, and yet another failed relationship, Lynsey makes an impulsive decision to return to her hometown of Unity. But Unity will present its own bittersweet memories, most notably, her first love, Nick Lincoln.  Twenty years ago, Nick broke teenager Lynsey’s heart when he decided to marry another. He had his own private reasons—reasons he never explained to Lynsey. Now she is back, along with a chance to reclaim her love. But Lynsey wants answers from him that he may never be able to give out of duty and guilt.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Week 4: Designer Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to Week #4 of
Win This Bag
Brought to you by
HipSwap
Hosted by
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“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways.There will be one designer handbag given away every week!Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi.Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale!So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet!That’s right Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!

Stacking the Shelves #10

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews 
This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!   Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Monday, July 16, 2012

No Strings Attached Giveaway

 
This is one of the best giveaways cause it is so easy. Welcome to the No Strings Attached Giveaway.  Thanks goes out to Kathy at I Am a Reader and Not A Writer
for hosting this giveaway!

Review: 1Q84

1Q84
 Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Audiobook: 46 hours and 50 minutes
Release Date:  October 25, 2011
Narrators: Allison Hiroto (Narrator), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Mark Boyett (Narrator)
Source:  Audible.com
 Buy the Book: Amazon

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Best #10

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Lovin' Giveaway Hop

It's Giveaway Time Ya'll!
 
Thank you Kathy at I Am a Reader Not a Writer and Tifferz Book Review for hosting this great giveaway hop.  And it's Summer Time.  You know what that means?  Summer reading at the beach.  Yes!  I am planning on spending a few days at the beach this year.  It's crazy how you can live blocks (ok twenty) away and never go.  Life!  Argh!  Anyways...the prize for this hop is a great beach book tote. 

Stacking the Shelves #9

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews 
This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!   Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Week Three: Designer Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to Week #3 of
Win This Bag
sponsored by HipSwap
 

“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways.  There will be one designer handbag given away every week!  Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi.  Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale!  So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet!  That’s right –
Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Book In the Spotlight: Empty Net (Assassins#3)

Empty Net (Assassins #3)
Author: Toni Aleo
Genre:  Contemporary Sports Romance   
Date to be Published: 9/10/12
Links to Buy (Will Be Available Upon Release)
Get the first 2 books in the series

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1)
Author: E.L. James
Genre: Erotica 
Publisher: Vintage Books
Release Date: May 25, 2011
Paperback:  514 pages
Source:  Purchased at EsoWon Bookstore
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Best #9

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Giveaway: $100 & $50 Amazon Gift Card


Welcome to Promotional Book Tours July 6 Group Tour. We have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to bring you a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
Please check out the Fantastic authors bringing you these Giftcards
Don’t miss out on these great reads even if you don’t have a kindle yet. You can download the kindle app for you phone, desktop, or ipad HERE. All of these books are less than a Starbucks Coffee!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #8


  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews
This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!  

Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens
Author:  Libba Bray
Genre: Humor Fiction
Publisher:  Scholastic Audio
Release Date:  May 24, 2011
Audiobook:  14 hours and 34 minutes
Narrator:  Libba Bray
Source:  E-Library via Overdrive app
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Week Two: Designer Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to Week #2 of
sponsored by HipSwap
“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways. There will be one designer handbag given away every week! Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi. Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale! So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet! That’s right –
Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!

Sunday Best #8

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

My Favorite Blog Post This Week: