December 25, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop WINNERS!!!!!

My lovely husband picked names out of a hat so its totally random



And the winners are.................


 1st..........Alice Priday


please email me at in order to claim your prizes (otherwise I'll draw another name)

CONGRATS ALL and thanks to everybody that entered, Merry Christmas

December 18, 2011

And The WINNER of DESTINY is....................


Congratulations Proserpine :) I'll send you an email shortly.

Thanks everyone for taking part.....and I hope you all take some time to read Mireille Chester's wonderful books :)

December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Intoxicated by Books

Thanks heaps to Christina at intoxicatedbybooks for hosting this really great Blog Hop and thanks for dropping in to 'My Book Chatter'

So what's up for grabs??

Well people that pop in regularly know that I love ANYTHING to do with Angels. 

So what better for a Christmas giveaway than a book about about a Nalini Singh book about Angels?!?!

Thats right leave a comment and your email address on this blog post and one lucky commenter will win Angel's Flight by Nalini Singh which releases February 28th 2012 and will be shipped directly from The Book Depository.
(You MUST be able to receive free shipping from The Book Depository to receive your prize :)

And as its Christmas, I have 2 runners up prizes of these gorgeous metal bookmarks (1 to each runner up) 

Giveaway closes at midnight December 24th 2011 and winners will be notified via email and announced on the blog.

From Goodreads:

In Angel’s Wolf a vampire becomes fascinated with the seductive angel who rules Louisiana. But all is not what it appears to be in her court.

In Angels’ Judgment a hunter must track one of her own gone bad, while surviving the deadly tests placed in her way by the archangels themselves. Unexpected backup comes from a stranger who might just be the most lethal threat of all...


In Angels' Pawn a vampire hunter faces off against two rival factions and the angel manipulating them both, and a vampire whose help is not entirely selfless...


In Angels’ Dance an angel trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge finds herself under siege by a warrior angel from a martial court.

I hope you'll check out all the other great blogs taking part in the hop for more chances to win some spectacular prizes :)

December 10, 2011

Book Review: Lure of Song and Magic by Patricia Rice

Title: Lure of Song and Magic
Author: Patricia Rice
Release Date: January 1st 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley

Workaholic TV producer Dylan Ives believes former singing sensation Syrene Malcolm holds the clue to finding his kidnapped son. A lost child herself, Syrene cares about the missing boy even though Dylan's personality is nothing short of rude. But Syrene refuses to unleash her dangerous siren's voice, even for a man who is impossible to deny...

Click here to read an excerpt

My Thoughts

I had not previously read anything by this author and so had no expectations, and only in writing this review did I realise that this is a contemporary and present day continuation of the author's historical Malcolm and Ives characters.

That being said there really isn't a lot to complain about. 
The writing is good, the characters are believable, if a little 'Hollywood unrealistic' and there's enough mystery and shady back story to keep a new reader like myself interested.

Sadly, I just didn't connect with the characters.

I felt no urgency, no heartfelt longing in the love story. 
It was just a nice, not bad, slow paced romantic read for me.
3 Stars

December 3, 2011

Book Review And Giveaway: Destiny by Mireille Chester

I am super excited to be a part of this blog tour and I hope you'll all pop over to the author's blog page and check out her books, and maybe even visit some of the other blogs participating for more chances to win your very own copy of Destiny. Check out the details at the bottom of the page to win a copy here :)

Title: Destiny (The Chosen One Trilogy #3)
Author: Mireille Chester
Release Date: December 1st 2011
Publisher: Baico Publishing Inc.
Source: Received from the author for an honest review

As the final battle draws near, Hayden must deal with personal loss, unexpected good news, and the usual attempts on her life. Was the prophecy right and can she do everything that is expected of her? Can she go through with her plan when just one mistake could wipe out everyone she loves?

Here's an excerpt:

“There!”  I pointed down to a cluster of rocks below us.
Dodge angled his wings and turned in that direction.  The wind blew my hair in my face and I brushed it out of the way.
Are you sure?  I didn’t see anything.
“I’m positive I saw something.  There were at least three of them.”
Were they human?
“I don’t know.  I didn’t have time to check.”
Dodge beat his wings and took us higher into the air to avoid arrows if any were to be shot at us.  He made a lazy circle around the boulders.
They’re running.
I spotted the three beings running through the trees.  I sent a nudge towards them and shuddered at their lack of aura.
Why aren’t they shifting?  They could at least pretend to be Majs.
“I don’t know.”  I glanced down and behind us where a tiger, a leopard, two grizzlies and a wolf were running to keep up to us.  Jasper looked up and I pointed in the direction of the three we were chasing.  “Do you think these ones will just surrender?”
Dodge blew out of his nose.  Probably not.  It’s almost as if they have orders to die if they get caught.
We had been travelling a week towards Howel and had come across four packs.  Out of the hundred Majs I had scanned three of these had turned out to be human spies with shifting stones.  All of them had decided to fight when they had been discovered.  None of them were alive.
“There’s a clearing up ahead.  Let’s fly ahead and cut them off.  Jasper and the others shouldn’t take too long to catch up to them if they don’t shift.”
Dodge veered off and headed to the open ground, circled back and hit the ground running just as the humans came scrambling into the meadow.  I pulled my swords and Dodge folded his wings over my legs to keep them out of the way.  One of the humans gave a shout and the three of them came to a stop then spun around as the rest of our pack charged out of the woods behind them.
They put their hands up and stood back to back.  Our pack circled them.  Rainen shifted so she could talk. 
“Identify yourselves!”
One of them, the smallest of the three, it was hard to tell the color of his hair because of the hood he wore, jumped and tried to sprint away.
“Don’t!”   This came from the blond human as Matthew launched himself at the hooded one.  He drove his shoulder into the leopard’s side and knocked him off of his friend.  The third man, this one with hair so pale it was almost white, stayed frozen in place.
Jasper crouched low, ready to spring at the blond man who stood between the shifters and his friend.  The latter was still lying on his stomach, his head in his arms.
“Your pack,” said the blond man.  He had his back turned to me.  “It’s different.”  He looked from one animal to the next.  “There’re both kinds in it.”  He ran a hand through his hair.  “God, what did she call them?  Nommies?  No.  Nimals?”  He shook his head, frustrated.  He turned to the light haired man.  “You know this!”  His friend stayed quiet.  “The other ones.  It sounds like magic.  Mage?  Mag.  No, that’s not it either.”  He took a deep breath.
The more he talked the more familiar his voice sounded.  “Look, I’m looking for Hayden.  You’ve got to be one of her packs.”
Jasper growled low in his throat and stalked closer to the human.
“What is your interest in Hayden?” asked Rainen.  She did a great job of not looking in my direction.
The man hesitated.  “I just need to find her.” 
Jasper shifted still ready to strike.  “If you were to find Hayden, what would be your purpose with her?”
“I need to talk to her.”
“What would you say to her?”
“What?  Umm.  Well, honestly, I guess the first thing I would ask her is if she’d had a chance to have a shower lately.”
My heart jumped in my throat as the voice and the sentence suddenly made up my mind about who the man was.  I sheathed my swords and slid off of Dodge.  The man turned at the sound of me landing on the ground and his hazel eyes locked with mine.

My Thoughts 

First of all, you have to read books 1 & 2 in this series and you can read my reviews for them here:
Book 1  Book 2

So, on with my review for Book 3 in The Chosen One Trilogy

I have laughed, I have cried. 
I have been shocked and surprised, excited, angry and relieved.
I have been devastated.
And I have cried some more (get the tissues ready!)
I have been totally and utterly enthralled by the world of Quelondain.

Mireille Chester has sent me on an emotional roller coaster ride that hours (and even days) after finishing this book, I still find myself tearing up when thinking about some of her incredible characters. 

I can say with 100% honesty, that this entire series, but Destiny especially, is a story I will hold near to my heart for a long time yet.  

The Chosen One Trilogy has been a story that is just so powerful, so totally engrossing, that I have completely lost myself in its pages. 
Am I rambling?
I know I'm rambling!
but I find myself at a loss as to fully articulate how wonderful this entire series has been for me. 

If you want to read a series of fascinating characters in a completely new and exciting world and be taken on a journey of a lifetime then this is the series for you.  

A series to cherish forever, and the easiest 5 Star review I have ever given ~<;]


The fabulous author of this series, Mireille Chester, has kindly offered up one ebook copy of Destiny to a lucky commenter here at 'My Book Chatter'
So leave a comment and a valid email address for your chance to win :)

Links of interest:

Mireille's Blog



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