Sourcebooks Heyer Contest!!

Sourcebooks B&N Heyer Receipt Promotion

This September, Sourcebooks is exclusively releasing The Foundling by Georgette Heyer in Barnes & Nobles stores Nationwide!!

Sourcebooks is holding a fabulous receipt promotion! Send us your receipt/proof of purchase of The Foundling from your local Barnes & Noble to our office or a scanned receipt in an email to danielle.jackson@sourcebooks.com and you’ll be entered to win a $200 Barnes & Noble gift card! Receipts must be dated between September 1 – September 31, 2009, and can be from an in-store or online purchase. Any questions please contact danielle.jackson@sourcebooks.com.

But WAIT—you can win a book from Sourcebooks now! As a thank you to the book girl for helping spread the word about our B&N Heyer Receipt Promotion, Sourcebooks is giving away 2 books from the list of books below! Leave a comment about your favorite Heyer moment and you’ll be entered to win your choice of book! 2 winners—US and Canada addresses only please.(CONTEST WILL RUN THROUGH THE 31st)

Sourcebooks is so excited about the warm embrace everyone has given the Georgette Heyer reissues! Good luck—we look forward to hearing from you!

Send your Barnes & Noble The Foundling receipts to

Sourcebooks, Inc.

c/o Publicity

PO Box 4410

Naperville, IL 60567

Remember: Leave a comment! Two lucky commenters will be able to choose a book from the following:

  1. The Spoken Word Revolution edited by Mark Eleveld
  2. Poetry Speaks Expanded edited by Elise Paschen and Rebekah Presson Mosby
  3. Letters From Pemberley by Jane Dawkins
  4. How (Not) to Have a Perfect Wedding by Arliss Ryan
  5. Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake by Laurie Brown
  6. A Chain of Voices by Andre Brink
  7. First Lady by Michael Malone
  8. The Ultimate Bartenders Guide by Ray Foley
  9. Improvisation for the Spirit by Katie Goodman
  10. The Successful Novelist by David Morrell

Join our Georgette Heyer mailing list!: http://www.sourcebooks.com/spotlight/georgette-heyer.html

ReviewL Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare (New Author Challenge)

goddessFrom the back of the book:

Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother’s best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion – one that could send all her plans up in smoke.

Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the close Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? OR will he risk his hear, and claim her for his own?

Goddess of the Hunt has to be one of my favorite reads of 2009. I loved everything about this book. Ms. Dare writes with such a fun flair and a big heart that I couldn’t put the book down. Lucy starts out the story as a naive girl who wants to practice on her brother’s friend so she can then go after the man she really wants. Jeremy just wants to stop Lucy from hurting herself and if he gets to kiss her – a lot – in the process then that’s just what he’ll have to do. These two were obviously meant for each other from the beginning, and it was great fun to watch them find each other. Lucy’s transformation from young and naive to a woman who knows what she really wants in the man she loves is perfect. The melting of the walls around Jem’s heart was enough to warm the heart of any reader. I’m now reading Surrender of a Siren (I was lucky enough to win the book during a Twitter contest) and I am loving it as much as GOTH. I can’t wait for book three and everything else written by Tessa Dare.

the book girl gives GODDESS OF THE HUNT 5/5!!!

To find the book:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

To find out more about the author:

Tessa Dare

Review: One Week As Lovers by Victoria Dahl

owalFrom the back of the book:

Some pleasures, once tasted…

Even after finding his betrothed in the arms of another man, Nicholas, the Viscount Lancaster, knows he must wed. Propriety – and the dire state of his finances – decrees it. At least a visit to his country estate provides relief from playing the role of loving fiance, as well as a surprising encounter with Cynthia Merrithorpe. Once his childhood companion, Cynthia has grown into a lovely, alluring woman – one who’s undertaken a daring ruse to avoid being sold into a miserable marriage.

Are Too Delicious to Forget…

When Nicholas left for London to assume his new title, Cynthia was forced to put aside her girlish infatuation. Now he’s returned, more wickedly attractive than ever. And this time, Cynthia is determined to experience the pleasure she’s dreamed of for so long. But with a man like Nicholas, seduction is only the beginning of a sensual journey that will tempt them both to defy convention, and uncover the very heart of desire….

I love Victoria Dahl. Her books are an excellent retreat from the daily grind of life.  I have to admit that I like her contemporaries more than the historical, but OWAL was an excellent book. Nicholas Lancaster is a man with a terrible past and the need of a rich wife. When he finds his fiance with another man he decides to spend some time at his country estate. Cynthia Merrithorpe  is a woman who is running away from a disastrous marriage, no matter what happens to her or her family. These two find each other at a time when they both need someone who is a friend first and lover second. I loved the way Ms. Dahl tied the story together. There was no easy ending for these two, but it was a very satisfying one. I really liked how it wasn’t all tied up neatly in a bow, and that there were a lot of hoops to be jumped through before Cynthia and Nick could find their happily ever after. This book was more emotional than the previous stories, but it was also heart-warming and lovely.

the book girl gives ONE WEEK AS LOVERS a 4/5!

To find the book:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

To find out more about the author:

Victoria Dahl

Book Trailer: The Stranger I Married by Sylvia Day

This is a re-release, but I love the trailer. I haven’t read the book yet, but it is in my tbr pile.

From the back of the book:

They are London’s most scandalous couple. Isabel and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess and Marchioness of Grayson, are well matched in all things; their lusty appetites, constant paramours, wicked wits, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin their marriage of convenience by falling in love. But every marriage has its surprises…

Sorry….

I am sorry that there haven’t been any new posts this week. I’ve been swamped with back-to-school and other family things. I’m hoping to be back to posting daily starting Monday!! I have a couple of contests coming up soon and in September a week of all things Austen that I am really excited about.Thanks for visiting the book girl:)

Review: How To Tame A Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist

how-to-tameFrom the back of the book:

Ally Giordano is at the end of her rope. Her beloved grandmother believes that she’s living in her favorite Regency romance novel and Ally doesn’t have the heart to set her straight. But even worse, Granny Donny is now convinced that she’s found the perfect “Duke” to rescue Ally from spinsterhood and she won’t rest until this modern-day rogue escorts them both to her country retreat.

Commitment-phobic Sam Carson is attracted to naughty, not nice. But one stolen kiss from Ally and he’s hell-bent on stripping away her good girl ways and teaching her the art of being bad. moves isn’t in the stars for this rake – he has no interest in being tamed by a woman, no matter how soft her skin or sharp her wit. But as the country beckons, Sam can’t resist the charms of Ally or her dotty Granny. Has this playboy met his match?

I loved the beginning of this book. I thought that the story had so much potential, but it just didn’t quite get where I thought it should. I felt like the story never went very far. Ally isn’t a fun person and she doesn’t take risks. Even when she is trying to help her Granny, she is always second guessing and not wanting to follow through. I found that very annoying. To me it didn’t seem like Ally and Sam had anything in common, and they didn’t really seem to have any chemistry together. Everyone, even Sam, seems to think they are perfect for each other from the very beginning. I just didn’t see it.

My other complaint is that the story didn’t really have a driving force. It just sort of meandered around. I did really like the side story about Mateo, to me that was the more interesting part.

the book girl gives HOW TO TAME A MODERN ROGUE a 3/5

To find the book:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

To find out more about the author:

Diana Holquist

Review: Playboy Boss, Pregnancy of Passion by Kate Hardy (2009 New Author Challenge)

playboy From the back of the book:

To-do list:

1.Hire new personal assistant

2. Do not sleep with new personal assistant

3. Reevaluate point two…

Tycoon Luke Holloway lives on the wild side, but at work he is a professional. That is until irresistible employee Sara Fleet joins the company. Before long he has unbuttoned his prim-and-proper assistant and they’re breaking all the rules…over and over again!

Superefficient  Sara has never felt so out of control – and now she has to tell her sexy boss she is pregnant with his child!
It took me a long time to finish this book. I just couldn’t connect to the characters and I wanted to connect to them. I kept waiting for the pregnancy part of the story and it doesn’t happen until the end. I didn’t like how bossy Sara was and how cold Luke could be. On the whole I wasn’t impressed by this book.

the book girl gives PLAYBOY BOSS, PREGNANCY OF PASSION 2/5!

to find the book:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

to find more about the author:

Kate Hardy