Monday, December 31, 2012

Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop


Click on the image to see all the giveaways in this hop

2012 was a year full of EPIC reads, that's why, for this hop we're going to offer you a book of your choice from the list below, which contains some of our favorite 2012 reads. Or you can choose whatever book you want, up to 12$, but it must be a 2012 book.

This Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

Happy Holidays everyone!!!! We love you all!
CRISTINA & BONNIE

BEST OF 2012 CONTEMPORARY BOOKS


BEST OF 2012 PARANORMAL BOOKS

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blue Moon Cafe Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks by Ioana Visan



 "The were-eagles and our kind have been at war since the beginning of time. Well, it’s more like fifty years since we’d decided to move into town, but it feels like an eternity already. And they’re not were-eagles, just like we’re not werewolves. They’re more like crows, and we look more like dogs. Mutts, they call us.

Times are changing and we do what we can to adapt in order to fit in. When you’re like us, social acceptance really is a problem. But we still have claws and fangs, and they have beaks and talons that can rip their enemy to shreds in seconds. Maybe it’s in our genes. Whenever we meet, it’s a miracle it doesn’t end in a bloodbath. It’s a good thing we rarely die, or there would be dead mutts all over the streets. Dead crows too. We’re a good match."

In a city where two shifter clans reside, the Mayor is struggling to maintain peace while keeping the population safe. Through a series of short stories, we discover what happens when intruders appear, humans get turned, the Mayor's reputation is at stake, an invasion is planned, and not everything is what it seems.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Bibliophile Mystery va recomanda!



Filmul:

The Sound of Music - Sunetul muzicii (1965)

Povestea unei tinere austriece, Maria, care in anii '30 paraseste manastirea in care fusese educata, in dorinta de a se face utila in lumea de afara. Ea este trimisa de calugarite sa indeplineasca rolul de guvernanta a celor sapte copii ai capitanului Georg Von Trapp care, vaduv fiind si mai mereu plecat, nu poate face fata singur educatiei copiilor sai. Ajunsa aici, Maria este intampinata cu ostilitate dar ea isi pastreaza buna dispozitie si amabilitatea fata de acestia, reusind in scurt timp sa ii cucereasca.

   



Muzica:

   



Cartea:

Angelologia
 de Danielle Trussoni



„În vremea aceea s-au ivit pe pământ uriaşi, mai cu seamă de când fiii lui Dumnezeu începuseră a intra la fiicele oamenilor şi acestea începuseră a le naşte fii.”

(Geneza, 6, 4)


Evangeline era o copilă atunci când tatăl ei a încredinţat-o măicuţelor de la mănăstirea St Rose. La douăzeci şi trei de ani, descoperirea unei scrisori din 1943 îi revelează tinerei o istorie secretă de acum o mie de ani, un străvechi conflict între Societatea Angelologilor şi nephilimi, descendenţii rezultaţi din împreunarea îngerilor cu oamenii.

Generaţii întregi de angelologi şi-au pus viaţa în slujba anihilării nephilimilor, iar misiunea lor, căreia Evangeline i-a fost de mult menită, o poartă din bucolica ei mănăstire în centrul opulenţei newyorkeze.

Angelologia, un roman care musteşte de istorie şi de personaje captivante, împleteşte tradiţia biblică, mitul orfic şi viziunea miltoniană a paradisului pierdut într-o poveste fascinantă, despre oameni obişnuiţi prinşi într-o luptă care va decide soarta omenirii.

O poveste de un fantastic sumbru. Intrigile pline de suspans şi scenele de luptă apocaliptice îi conferă o vigoare şi o vitalitate emoţionante.
– Publishers Weekly

Roman deopotrivă senzual şi intelectual, Angelologia este un thriller teribil de inteligent, mai degrabă în stilul lui Umberto Eco decât al lui Dan Brown, însă fără sentimentalismul confuz al elogiilor New Age sau al tratatelor catolice. (...) Pusă în scenă cu vivacitate, Angelologia este plină de imagini aproape cinematografice, are o eroină energică şi adaptabilă şi un personaj negativ de o cruzime elegantă.
– The New York Times




Echipa Bibliophile Mystery va doreste un weekend placut!


Cover Reveal! DATE ME, LOVE ME, HATE ME by Jillian Dodd



Jillian Dodd is revealing the next three covers in her Mature Young Adult romance series, The Keatyn Chronicles. The covers were designed by Okay Creations.

Title: DATE ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #3)
Expected released date: April 2013

Title: LOVE ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #4)
Expected release date: September 2013

Title: HATE ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #5)
Expected release date: January 2014

About the author:

jillian doddAbout the Author:  Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.
She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.





The Blue Bloods Graphic Novel



 The Blue Bloods Graphic Novel will be available the same day as Gates of Paradise - January 15, 2013!


Sky and Oliver


SCHUYLER VAN ALEN aka Sky and Jack Force

 Dylan and Bliss

 Mimi Force

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Primele trei volume din seria "Sange Albastru" de Melisa De La Cruz este aparuta in Romania la Editura Leda.


 Pachet Sange Albastru vol. 1-3 acum la  doar 69.90 RON


 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Persephone (Daughters of Zeus #1) by Kaitlin Bevis



There are worse things than death, worse people too

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.


   

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill



Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.


"If you're into swoony romances with a little bit of history thrown in, you'll love Meant to Be."- HelloGiggles.com

"Fun, fresh and irresistibly romantic. STB (SURE to be) loved!"- Sarah Mlynowski

"Readers of Jennifer E. Smith and Stephanie Perkins will revel in this debate about love ruled by the stars or as a matter of the heart."- Shelf

Music Time!

   

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Indigo Spell Teaser Trailer 2: A Love That Gives You Courage

   


In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.


Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood

Expected publication: February 12th 2013

E luni. Ce mai citim?


M-am gandit ca si aceasta rubrica merita un banner, asa ca am facut unul. Ce credeti?
Voi ati avut timp sa cititi avand in vedere ca maine este Craciunul? Eu nu prea. Inca sunt la While It Lasts (Sea Breeze #3) de Abbi Glines. 



Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.

Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?

Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.

Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.


*Deci... pe voi cu ce carte va prinde Craciunul?

Craciunul cu RAO


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chapter 2: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead


Click HERE to read Chapter 2.
Click AICI pentru a citi Capitolul 2 in engleza.

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.


Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein



What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do?

You’d think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation “retreat” and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.

You’d be wrong.

There’s the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven’t talked to since and probably never will again. And then there’s the real reason I was sent here. The thing I can’t talk about with the guy I can’t even think about.

What if the moment you’ve closed yourself off is the moment you start to break open?

But there’s this guy here. Ben. And the more I swear he won’t—he can’t—the deeper under my skin he’s getting. After the thing that happened, I promised I’d never fall for another boy’s lies.

And yet I can’t help but wonder…what if?

Expected publication: March 2013 by Entangled Teen

Friday, December 21, 2012

Bibliophile Mystery va recomanda!


Filmul:


CINCI EROI DE LEGENDĂ este aventura spectaculoasă care spune povestea unor eroi cu aptitudini ieşite din comun. Când lumea e ameninţată de Pitch, un spirit diabolic, cinci eroi trebuie să-şi unească forţele pentru prima dată ca să protejeze speranţele, credinţa şi imaginaţia copiilor din toată lumea.

Proiectul "Rise of the Guardians" este bazat pe cărţile pentru copii "The Guardians of Childhood", încă nepublicate, ale scriitorului William Joyce. Personajele principale sunt celebre în lumea copilăriei: North (Moş Crăciun), Bunnymund (Iepuraşul de Paşti), Sandy (Omul de Nisip), Pitch, the Boogieman (Omul Negru, Bau-Bau), Tooth (Zâna Măseluţă).


   

Acum in cinema!


Melodia:

Carol of the Bells de Vienna Boys Choir, pentru ca Harry Potter e mereu "prezent" in casa mea in perioada sarbatorilor de iarna.

   


Cartea:

Stephen King - Apocalipsa (ras malefic >:) )


Apocalipsa în direct!

O eroare de computer de numai o nanosecundă transformă lumea în pustiu. Dar cel mai înspăimântător coşmar se întrupează într-un bărbat cu zâmbet letal şi puteri inexplicabile: Randall Flagg, omul negru. Cine va învinge în confruntarea cu răul pur?

O călătorie halucinantă jalonată de cele mai incredibile aventuri printr-o lume care aduce cu Europa Evului Mediu întunecat.

„Chiar pe Main Street, din May, Oklahoma, zăcea un mort. Nick nu era surprins. Întâlnise o mulţime de cadavre de când plecase din Shoyo şi presupunea că nu văzuse nici măcar o miime dintre toţi morţii prin apropierea cărora trecuse. Erau anumite locuri în care mirosul bogat al morţii era suficient să te aducă în pragul leşinului. Un mort în plus sau în minus nu mai însemna mare lucru.“
 - Stephen King, Apocalipsa

Perpetuând moştenirea lui Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Henry James şi H.P. Lovecraft, King este urmaşul tradiţiei gotice americane, plasându-şi ororile în decoruri contemporane, descriind lupta culturii cu tenebrele sale... El este cel care a relevat coşmarul civilizaţiei noastre idealiste.

„Mi-am dorit să scriu o fantezie epică asemenea celei create de J.R.R. Tolkien în Stăpânul inelelor, dar în manieră americană. Aşa a luat naştere Apocalipsa.“
- Stephen King


Echipa Bibliophile Mystery va ureaza Sarbatori Fericite!

~xoxo~


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