Aug 27, 2013

Just a little something to let everyone know I'm still here!

Life has definitely thrown some major curve balls my way this year. Some good, some not so great, and a certain one (soon to be revealed)... absolutely life changing! But I'm sad to say it's thrown me off my game just a bit. Reading and I just haven't been getting along this year. But as I stare longingly at my bookshelf and add more and more new book releases to my wishlist.. I'm more than confident when I say this.....
Yup! BookLove101 will back really soon! My passion for books is slowly finding its way back into my life! I've been sneaking onto goodreads and twitter more and more... Picking up books whenever I can... and I'm ecstatic to say.. I'M READING AGAIN! YAY! I missed it so much! I missed all of this so much! I can't wait to be back!

 See ya soon guys! :)

Jan 28, 2013

Win a $20 Amazon Giftcard in the Young Adult GIVEAWAY hop!

Welcome to my Young Adult Giveaway Hop post, hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer and Myself! :)

I'm going simple with this one guys!! I'm giving you a chance to buy any book you want! 
Go ahead and say it.. I'm awesome! ;) 

Here's your chance to win a $20 Amazon Giftcard!
There's some pretty sweet books coming out this month and next, so this prize is definitely one you want!

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Open international as always!

Best of luck to EVERYONE!
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Jan 21, 2013

It's the Back To The Future GIVEAWAY hop! Win Timeless by Alexandra Monir!

Welcome to my Back to the Future Giveaway, hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer and Book Haven Extraordinaire. Visit either of their websites to view everyone else participating in the hop.

I'm giving away one of my favorite Time Travel books of last year...  

Timeless by Alexandra Monir!

The latest book in this series just came out this past December and I honestly can't wait to read it!
But for those that don't know about this series yet... Here's your chance! Your gonna love this one guys! Trust me! Thier beautiful both inside and out!

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Open international as long as The Book Depository ships to you!

Best of luck to EVERYONE!
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Jan 10, 2013

Obscura Burning Suzanne van Rooyen Book Blitz

Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen - December 7th 2012 / Etopia Press
The world's going to end in fire…and it's all Kyle's fault.

Kyle Wolfe's world is about to crash and burn. Just weeks away from graduation, a fire kills Kyle's two best friends and leaves him permanently scarred. A fire that Kyle accidentally set the night he cheated on his boyfriend Danny with their female friend, Shira. That same day, a strange new planet, Obscura, appears in the sky. And suddenly Kyle's friends aren't all that dead anymore.

Each time Kyle goes to sleep, he awakens to two different realities. In one, his boyfriend Danny is still alive, but Shira is dead. In the other, it's Shira who's alive...and now they're friends with benefits. Shifting between realities is slowly killing him, and he's not the only one dying. The world is dying with him. He's pretty sure Obscura has something to do with it, but with his parents' marriage imploding and realities shifting each time he closes his eyes, Kyle has problems enough without being the one in charge of saving the world...


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A Quick Excerpt From The Book

Scrabbling under my bed, I retrieve an A3 drawing book and bag of colored pens. The first few pages are half-finished comics, a story yet unfinished waiting for my imagination. Then there’s a multicolored map scrawled across several pages, denoting my life: pages filled with boxes, each dated and timed, connected by lines as I try to make sense of what’s happening to me.

With a ruler and green pen, I draw a new box, jotting down the details since waking up at Shira’s.

I glance at my watch just to be sure. Tuesday, 21:47, June 26.

The map is a spaghetti mess of interweaving lines and text boxes. I’m not sure when my life got so complicated. Maybe when I was bandaged in the hospital, delirious in an opiate-induced haze, or maybe in those first few days after Danny’s spinal fusion, days I spent pacing the halls waiting to find out if he’d ever walk again.

My starting point is marked in red. April 6. The night of the fire.

I stash the book under my bed and strip naked. The stink of sex clings to my skin. Girls smell different, ripe and cloying. It’s a smell that gets everywhere. Even my hair reeks of girl-musk.

The tiles are cool against my back as I stand beneath a jet of cold water. Although my burns have healed, the scars are still sensitive. If the water is warmer than tepid it feels like I’m on fire all over again.

Running a hand over my mangled flesh, it’s as if I’m feeling the strange surface of some weird planet. Caressing Obscura perhaps. Her cratered and shale-smeared crust probably looks a lot like my skin. At first it was terrifying, the bubbles and swaths of too smooth flesh, the pink knots and swollen ridges slithering down my belly. Now it’s fascinating, all the warped shapes and odd textures. Surreal really, like it’s not my body that got deep-fried.

Not sure what the big deal is about me not being able to have kids. My left ball only looks a little more wrinkled than before, less hairy and more like a prune. The plumbing works just fine. Sex doesn’t feel the same, but then with a girl, how could it?

My face is a different matter entirely. I used to be cute, with matching dimples. Danny loved them; he’d tell me the crappiest jokes just to make me smile, and in the other life, he still does. In this reality, my smile just makes children cry.
Suzanne van Rooyen:
Suzanne is a freelance writer and author from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Suzanne is the author of the cyberpunk novel Dragon’s Teeth (Divertir), the YA science fiction novel Obscura Burning (Etopia) and has had several short stories published by Golden Visions Magazine, Space and Time and Niteblade. Niteblade nominated her short story Where dreams are grown for the Pushcart Prize. Her non-fiction articles on travel, music and other topics can be found scattered throughout the Internet. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing you can find her teaching dance to ninth graders or playing in the snow with her shiba inu.

Suzanne is represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.

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