Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Skimpy IMM

So, I don't wanna do a full In My Mailbox, but I will list the books I got over X-Mas and in the New Year. Okay?

Fade by Lisa McMann (Signed. Won from Fallen Archangel.)
Wake by Lisa McMann (Signed. Won from Fallen Archangel.)
How to take the Ex out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison (Signed. Won from Undercover Book Lover.)
Fame, Glory and Other Things on My To-Do List by Janette Rallison (Signed. Won from Undercover Book Lover.)
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Brandy bought this for me.)
Tall, Dark and Fangsome by Michelle Rowen (Won from Froggarita's Bookshelf.)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaet Stohl (I think this was from my Secret Santa.)
Fallen by Lauren Kate (Ben bought this for me!)
Swoon by Nina Malkin (Signed by Nina w/ an X-Mas card. Thanks to The Book Butterfly!)
Percy Jackson and the Olympiams : The Lightening Theif by Rick Riordan (I bought this.)

I think that is it. The past few months were nice to me book-wise, lol.

2010 Book List

Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Stray by Rachel Vincent
Rouge by Rachel Vincent
Pride by Rachel Vincent
Shift by Rachel Vincent
Prey by Rachel Vincent

Lover Mine by JR Ward

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine
Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

Finding the Lost by Shannon K. Butcher
Running Scared by Shannon K. Butcher

The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Full Moon Rising by Keri Aurth

Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Ectasy Unveiled by Larrisa Ione

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Finalized 2009 Book List

Yep, this is what I read. Don't ask me to count, please.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Book 1) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Looking For Alaska by John Green

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroder
Impossible by Nany Werlin
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2) by Dan Brown
Wake (Dream Catcher #1) by Lisa McMann
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Evermore (The Immortals #1) by Alyson Noel
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Night World No. 1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness;
Spellbinder by L.J. Smith
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters
Be Mine Tonight (The Brotherhood of Blood #1) by Kathryn Smith

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1)
City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2)
City of Glass by (Mortal Instruments #3) Cassandra Clare

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Book 1)
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faery (Book 2)
Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (Book 3) by Holly Black

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1)
The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld #2)
The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Gena Showalter

The Society of S (Socety of S #1)
The Year of Disappearances (Socety of S #2) by Suan Hubbard

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1)
Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2)
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)
Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)
Love Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)
Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6)
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7) by J.R. Ward
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide by J.R. Ward
Father Mine : Zsadist and Bella's Story by J.R Ward from Insider's Guide

Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter #1)
Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #3)
Dance With The Devil (Dark-Hunter #6)
Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter #7)
Night Play (Dark-Hunter #8)
Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter #9)
Sieze The Night (Dark-Hunter #10)
Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter #11)
Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter #13)
Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter #14)
Fear The Darkness (Dark-Hunter #17)
The Dream-Hunter (Dark-Hunter #18)
Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark Hunter #19)
Upon the Midnight Clear (Dark-Hunter #20)
Dream Chaser (Dark-Hunter #21)
Acheron (Dark-Hunter #22)
One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter #23)
Dream Warrior (Dark-Hunter #25) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Dark-Hunters Vol. 1 (manga) by Sherriyln Kenyon

Bound by Shadow (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood #1)
Bound by Flame (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood #2)
Bound by Light (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood #3) by Anna Windsor

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle Trilogy #1)
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle Trilogy #2)
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle Trilogy #3) by Libba Bray

Evernight (Evernight #1)
Stargazer (Evernight #2) by Claudia Gray

A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
Tall, Dark and Hungry (Argeneau #4)
A Bite To Remember (Argeneau #5)
Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
Vampires are Forever (Argeneau #8)
Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9) by Lynsay Sands

If Angels Burn (Darkyn #1)
Private Demon (Darkyn #2)
Dark Need (Darkyn #3)
Evermore (Darkyn #4)
Night Lost (Darkyn #5)
Twilight Fall (Darkyn #6) by Lynn Viehl

Marked (House of Night #1)
Betrayed (House of Night #2)
Chosen (House of Night #3)
Untamed (House of Night #4)
Hunted (House of Night #5) by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1)
Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2)
Revelations (Blue Bloods #3) by Melissa de la Cruz

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Acedmy #3)by Richelle Mead

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #1)
No Rest For The Wicked (Immortals After Dark #2)
Wicked Dees on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #3)
Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #4)
Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #5)
Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #6) by Kresley Cole

Over Hexed (Hex Series #1)
Wild & Hexy (Hex Series #2)
Casual Hex (Hex Series #3) by Vicki Lee Thompson

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1)
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2)
Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3) by Melissa Marr

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed #1)
Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2)
Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed #3)
Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed #4)
Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed #5)
Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed #6) by Lara Adrian

Darkfever (Fever #1)
BloodFever (Fever #2)
Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
The Vampire Diaries : The Awakening & The Struggle by L.J. Smith
The Vampire Diaries: The Fury & Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Swoon by Nina Malkin
Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel by Jonathan Mayberry

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #2)
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #3)
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #5)

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling 1)
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling 2)
Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changling #3) by Nalini Singh
Mine to Posess by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling 4)
Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling)

Die For Me by Karen Rose
Demon's Kiss by Maggie Shayne (Wings in the Night #13)

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #1)
Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #2)
Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #3)
Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #4)
Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #5)
Undead and Uneasy by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #6)
Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson (Undead #7)

Jacob (Nightwalkers #1) by Jacquelyn Frank
Elijah (Nightwalkers #3) by Jacquelyn Frank
Damien (Nightwalkers #4) by Jacquelyn Frank
Noah (Nightwalkers #5) by Jacquelyn Frank

Ecstacy (Shadowdwellers #3) by Jacquelyn Frank

To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning (Highland #2)
The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning (Highland #6)

Shifter (Anthology) by Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Virginia Kantra and Alyssa Day
Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars #1) by Shannon K. Butcher

--October 2009 Edit--
*Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
*Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
*Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione
*Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
*The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
*Wings by Aprilynne Pike
*Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd
*Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
*Touch of Darkness by Christina Dodd

--November 2008 Edit--
*Into the Shadow by Christina Dodd
**Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
**Rapture by Jacquelyn Frank
**Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
**Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
**Pleasure by Jacquelyn Frank
**The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
**The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
**Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
**The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz

The bottom ones are ones that I need to review. I'll get to them soon. Promise. Somehow, I don't think I'll read this many in 2010, lol. But I'm switching out my 2009 list for my 2010 list at the top of the page. Sadly, January will only have like 3 books, lol.

New Awards and (Updated) Content

Ok before we get to the Awards, I want to let you all know I updated my side-bars. I took down all the old stuff and either added new stuff or updated it. I no long have the Books In-Hand part over there >>>>> It is now Books In Line, which is the books that I will read next, or soon. Right now I have some good ones on there inclusing Fallen and Beautiful Creatures, both of which I've had for over a month and have yet to find the time to sit down and read! Ugh!
I'm also in the process of updating my Currently Reading area- which is a re-read of a Larissa Ione book to get refreshed for Ecstacy Unveiled. I'm needing to find February Releases, so let me know of any if you'd like. I also need tips on new contests to fill my Contests area.

I have also added an Awards spot, so you can see all the awards this blog has gotten. And speaking of awards...I have 3 to post about and give away!

Happy 101 from Jenn @ Book Crazy.
The rules are easy and they are to list 10 things that make me happy.

1) My friends, because they are always there for me, and always make me smile when I wanna frown or hit someone. :))
2) My God-son, because he can make me happy so fast that it gives me a headrush. I love this little boy to death, and am so HAPPY to have him in my life.
3) Books! Duh, because they help me keep my imagination fresh, and they give me places to escape to.
4) My animals, because they keep my company when I'm alone. And they warm my bed when my boyfriend isn't here, lol.
5) The beach, because it helps me relax when I am stressed.
6) Long, hot showers, *sighs* Do I really need to explain?
7) My family, because they always seem to keep me on my toes, lol.
8) Writing, because it's what I love.
9) Catching up with old friends makes me happy because I've lost touch with a lot, and when we catch up we remember those good times. I did that twice today and I'm still smiling.
10) Last but not least- My boyfriend, Ben. He makes me extremely happy for many, many reasons. I'm not only happy to have him in my life, but blessed to have him love and blessed to be able to love him. :))

The Humane Award from Jenn @ Book Crazy

The Splash Award from Jenn @ Book Crazy
This is, apparently, given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs. I feel honored to get this if it's true, lol.
Rules are:
Put the logo on your blog/post.
Nominate link up to 9 blogs that you pick for this award.
Let them know that they have been splashed.
Remember to link the person that nominated and awarded you.

Well, I got the first rule covered with this post.
I already covered the last one. Jenn gave this to me, and her link is above the Award photo.
Now for the 9 bloggers/blogs who will get not just this award, but all of them!

A Buckeye Girl Reads
What Book Is That?
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Bookish In A Box
ThroughTheHaze Reads
Michelle's Book Shelf
Bookworming in the 21st Century
Books Obession

Fade Winner!

I'm still neglecting my blog, but I can't help it. Work sucks! Lol.

I didn't forget about my contest though. I'm shocked that I didn't, but I remembered. I mean, I did have an alrm set on my phone for like 2am on the 26th, but I fell asleep after it went off, and usually I'd forget again, lol.

Sadly, I didn't get to 100 followers, but I did get more entries than I thought I did, which tickles me to death. I thought it would bomb with like 2 entries, but I got a few more than that. However, that does mean that the lucky winner of this contest does not get Gone by default.

So now for the winner, who I have already contacted, and will hopefully get back to me soon or else I'll go to the second in line.

The winner is.....*drum roll*

Her entry was chosen at random by some rnadom number generator I found online, lol. If she does not contact me soon, I already have the second place winner chosen, and will contact them and announce them as the winner when they contact me.

So congrats to the winner, and everyone look out for a few more posts from me over the weekend. I'm hoping to post about another contest, maybe post a few reviews, start my 2010 Book List, finalize my 2009 Book List and do a very long, but update list of books that I got recently. Oh, and I got awards. I need to post about those, too!