The Real Vlog is Back!

Time to get up, Buttercup!!

It's another lovely Monday morning and we are happy to say that the REAL vlog starring Isalys AND Vanessa is back :) *woot woot*

We spent an entire Sunday together planning all our awesome blog posts for the year (yes, for the year *phew*) and we made great progress on our top secret project that will be announced very all-in-all, it was a GREAT day!

And a great day will lead to a great week starting with our first official VLOG for 2011.

So here you go...Book ♥ Soulmates back in action!

Have a GREAT week guys!!

To Grammar or Not To Grammar?

I ramble...
So it's no least it shouldn't be...that I love words and I love grammar!  Yes, I'm one of those weird creatures who loves nouns (and spelling) and knows how to use 'em =P  I've taken writing classes not because I want to be a great writer - I have no such aspirations - but because I want to be a great reader, reviewer & maybe one day *fingers crossed* editor.

You've probably also noticed that the majority of the reviews on here have been mine and that's because Vanessa hasn't quite felt comfortable enough to review more often (although she wants to). 

Well one evening, during one of my little bouts of insomnia, my brain was spinning with all this grammar knowledge I have stored up there and I thought, "what if I could help Vane become a better writer/reviewer?"  That would give her the confidence she needs to review more :) Hmm?  So I suggested having a little Grammar 101 course with her and she - being the big thinker that she is - thought that maybe I could help others who want help in this area too!  So we thought it might be fun to add some sort of Grammar feature to the Book ♥ Soulmates repertoire.

And here's where I get stuck!  
I would LOVE to do something with this because as I said, I love grammar and I have all this really handy information that I would be happy to share - the question is HOW?

Would you guys be interested in some sort of grammar feature?  
Especially if I promise to TRY to NOT make it boring!  
And if it might make you a better reviewer and/or writer!

If so, how do you guys propose I share my vast knowledge with you?
Advice upon request?

Help me!! 

Vlog Review - Mystery Romance Book

T-G-I-F my lovelies!!!

I decided to do this vlog review thang again.  This time, I'm ranting about a book that I started but just couldn't finish...and here I'll explain why!

I actually filmed this a while back, but dang YouTube took forevahhhhh to upload!  Third time was the charm I guess.

So here you go...

Here's the link to the vid on YouTube in case you have any trouble watching it on here.

US vs. UK (Round 10)

So I've  recently become a fan of Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts Series.

I have to admit that I had a tough time getting into this series at first because it was so different from everything else that I've read.  I haven't read a lot of UF so I was missing the romantic element, our heroine is pretty much dysfunctional and the world is not a happy place by any means!

However, I felt compelled to keep moving forward with the series and I'm really glad I did :) Stacia Kane creates a unique world that is both terrifying and captivating.  Chess is, as I mentioned, dysfunctional but still so strong and a fighter through & through.  As for the love interest (because there is one), we will fall in love with the most unlikely hero, Terrible!

Anyway, this is a COVER post and here I am rambling let's get to our cover showdown, shall we?

As usual, US is on the left and UK is on the right.


Book # 1: Unholy Ghosts

 Book # 2: Unholy Magic

Book # 3: City of Ghosts

I actually really like the simple elegance of the UK covers for this series (I usually believe less is more), especially the one for "City of Ghosts".  But as much as I like them, I believe that the US covers really captured the feel of the books!  Having the faces of the characters of the covers can be hit or miss, but I think these are a definite HIT!  The model looks exactly as I picture Chess.  I also love that you can tell from the covers that Downside is dark, scary and unsafe.  It has almost a dystopian feel to it! I'm giving my vote to US for this series!

I haven't read this series yet so I wouldn't know what the characters look like, lol, but I DO like the US version better. Although I can appreciate the simplicity the UK version has to offer, I much rather see the colors used in the US covers. I especially enjoy the blue hues in Unholy Magic. My vote is for US!

PS:  A quick thanks to Ashley from Bookaholic does Blogging for the rockin' new US vs. UK button that Isalys totally stole from her...with her permission of course :)

We Have Winners!

Uh, so I kinda forgot that we need to announce the winner of "A Taste of Desire" by Beverley Kendall.

So without further ado, congrats to:

Carrie N from In the Hammock Blog

Now for some more winners for last week's blog tour :)

1. Ashley Z. / Bookaholic Does Blogging

2. Kylee P. / Kylee's Journal

3. Cynthia D.

1. Faye R. / Book Angel

2.  Jolene A. Tasha C. / Book Obsessed

3. Chrystal M. / Snow Drop Dreams

Winners were chosen using We will email those who we do not have addresses for already. You have until next Friday to get back to us with your address (if we don't already have it). If we haven't heard from you by then, a new winner will be chosen.
If you are still interested in more giveaways, check out our giveaways page {here}!

Happy Hump Day ya'll!

Blog Tour / Giveaway: Deadly Set by Cynthia Eden

Title: Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies
Author: Cynthia Eden
Published: Deadly Heat - January 25, 2011 and Deadly Lies - March 2011
ISBN-10 for Deadly Heat:  0446559261
 Pages:  416 pgs, Mass Market Paperback

Reason for reading: Participating in Blog Tour/Giveaway courtesy of Hatchette Book Group.

Synopsis for DEADLY HEAT:
She wants revenge . . . Six months after her lover died in an arsonist's blaze, firefighter Lora Spade calls in the FBI's elite Serial Services Division to track the elusive killer. When Special Agent Kenton Lake is lured into a violent inferno, Lora pulls him to safety and is stunned - not by the fire, but by her own searing attraction to Kent. For the first time in months, she longs for something other than vengeance.

He wants her . . .
Kenton's interest in Lora should be purely professional. But one fleeting kiss and he can't get her out of his mind. Her combination of strength and vulnerability makes him want to protect her, and that means solving this case - and fast. For even the passion igniting between them can't hide a terrifying truth: Lora is the next target in a murderer's sadistic, fiery game.

A vicious killer wants only . . . DEADLY HEAT

Synopsis for DEADLY LIES:
She wants to hide the pastFBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

He needs to uncover the truth
One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable-until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn't who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of bloodthirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.
As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . . DEADLY LIES
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January 26 - February 2
{3 Sets of copies available}
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Good luck!

New Releases 1.25.11

Contemporary Fiction & Chick-Lit
The Red Garden Electric Barracuda Pictures of You
 Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt {Re-release}

The Cypress House Tick Tock The Impaler
None that I found...

None that I found...

Urban Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Archangel's Consort Death's Sweet Embrace Bloodshot Play Dead The Sworn
Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh
 Death's Sweet Embrace (Dark Brethren #2) by Tracey O'Hara
 Bloodshot (The Cheshire Red Reports, #1) by Cherie Priest
 Play Dead (Dog Days, #4) by John Levitt 
 The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin
Crossed The Griffin's Flight A Brush of Darkness Silver Borne
Crossed (Void City, #3) by J.F. Lewis  
 The Griffin's Flight by K.J. Taylor
 A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
 Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs 

Happy Shopping and Happy Reading!

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