Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Fabulous Twisted Little Giveaway!

It's no secret that I love to win stuff-who doesn't? Right?
And among my favorite things to try and win is jewelry.
Especially the cutting-edge, trendy jewelry like they have at Twisted Silver

I was fortunate enough to be selected as a winner during a recent giveaway at and as part of my prize I got to select 2 incredible pieces of jewelry from Twisted Silver-Yay Me!

Unfortunately (or maybe not;))due to a recent move, my prize went to my old address and I never received it.
I wrote to Elizabeth at Twisted Silver and she tracked the package for me and discovered the mistake. Being the awesome person that she is, she immediately sent me out a duplicate package, as it appeared that the original was being returned to her.
Imagine my surprise (and embarrassment) when 2 identical packages containing both items of jewelry showed up in my mail on the same day? Gotta love the Post Office right?
Well now for the fun part.
I immediately emailed Elizabeth about my prize faux pas, and I rather boldly proposed doing a giveaway here instead of returning the duplicate items.
To my delight (but not surprise because as I mentioned Elizabeth is an awesome and amazing gal,) she agreed that a giveaway would be a smashing idea!

So here goes! There will be 2 winners!
First prize will be the incredible Funky Silver Bracelet
And I will draw a second winner for a lovely pair of Glacier Earrings.
Let me describe these items a bit for you-the pictures do not do them justice.
The Funky Silver bracelet is huge! It is bold and shiny-It rolls up and down your wrist with the trademark Twisted Tag dangling and jingling-I tell you, it is a party for your arm-I love mine!

The Glacier earrings are rather elegant-long and sexy with a light catching crystal bead on the ends.They are perfect for the upcoming holidays.

For an entry just click on over to Twisted Silver and come back here and leave a comment telling me which piece of jewelry is your favorite. Make sure to leave your email address in your comment, so I'll have a way to contact you if you win. You can get a 2nd entry if you follow my blog but please leave a 2nd comment letting me know.

Additional RULES-Please Read!
This contest is open to USA and Canada.
Deadline for entering is November 15th 2009 at 11:59 pm eastern standard time.
The Winners will be drawn the following day and notified by the email address they provided in their comment.
They will have 48 hours to respond with their shipping info or I will choose an alternate winner.
The prizes will be shipped directly from me.

Good Luck Everyone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get Your Read On: A Highlander's Temptation by Sue Ellen Welfonder

About the book from

Darroc MacConacher spends sleepless nights dreaming of a raven-haired beauty who makes him ache with desire. Then his dream comes true: the lady with her lush curves and fair skin appears shipwrecked on his shores. Darroc is immediately drawn to her strength and beauty, and from the moment she lays eyes on this powerful, broad-shouldered warrior, Lady Arabella MacKenzie knows she'll never want another man.

But theirs is a forbidden love. The MacKenzies drove the MacConachers from their lands and destroyed their honor. Now, Darroc can use this sapphire-eyed seductress to shatter his foes. Yet how can he deny the passion that burns between him and Arabella, and ruin the one woman who touches his very soul?

Whew! I was in the mood for a little romance reading and I'm so glad I grabbed this one up.
There are a couple of elements that always make for a great romance book, and one of them is of course the Love Triangle.
My next favorite hook is Forbidden Love.
It worked for Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, and it still works today in A Highlander's Temptation, only so smoking hot that it would curl the Bard's hair if he read it.

The characters are well-defined and the Author's use of Scottish dialect will have you wanting your own castle by a misty loch for an afternoon tryst with his lordship...aye...
Throw in a romantic historical setting like the windswept shores of medieval Scotland and you've got yourself an afternoon of curled-up in your favorite spot, self-indulgent reading-and isn't that what a good romance book is all about?
My thanks to Anna from for my review copy.

About the author from

Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a dedicated medievalist of Scottish descent who spent fifteen years living abroad, and still makes annual research trips to Great Britain. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and her own clan, the MacFie Society of North America. Under the pseudonym Allie Mackay, she has also written contemporary Scottish-set paranormals for Signet. Sue-Ellen Welfonder is married and lives with her husband, Manfred, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Em, in Florida.

Blog Tour: 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly

About the book from

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

I am excited to be part of the 9 Days of 9 Dragons book tour.
Award-winning author Michael Connelly, has written another fast-paced thriller with the twists and turns his books are known for, and crime-fiction addicts will not be disappointed.

Although homicide detective Harry Bosch is a recurring character from Connolly's' earlier work beginning with The Black Echo, don't let it stop you from picking up this book, even if you've never read the earlier books.

This book is a "stand alone" roller-coaster ride all the way through the final pages.
Be warned though, after reading 9 Dragons you're going to want to go out and read those other Harry Bosch books.

My thanks to Miriam From Hatchette Book Groups for my copy.

Check out the other tour stops along the way for other reviews and giveaways, and visit for news, excerpts and more.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Winners-We Have Winners!

A big "Thank You" goes out to everyone who entered my giveaway for Bo's Cafe'.
All of the winners have been notified and I am waiting for their replies for confirmation.
Without further ado they are:


The Book Pixie-confirmed

So if you see your name here-Congratulations and be sure and check your email and reply with your mailing address.