Thursday, December 30, 2010

Darkness Becomes Her Giveaway!


TO A RE-IMAGINED NEW ORLEANS, THE WORLD OF NEW 2 . . .
Where the Novem rules the city from the French Quarter. Where the Business District is in ruins. Where the Garden District is home to squatters, misfits, and Other Things. Where one girl finds her place among the shadows…
Read Ari’s story coming February 21, 2011 from Simon Pulse!
Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very…different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.




Up for grabs is an ARC (advanced Readers Copy) of Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton!! Fantastic read and I hope you guys enjoy the contest. Contest is INTERNATIONAL and it's pretty simple just follow the rules to enter :)

Each thing you do will get you ONE entry. If one of the options has an and/or it doesn't mean you have to do both but you can but it'll still only count as ONE entry.

Here are your entries

1. Change your Profile picture on facebook to Kelly Keaton's Darkness Becomes Her for the duration of the contest

2. Post this contest on facebook and/or twitter during the length of the contest

3. Follow Kelly Keaton on Twitter

4. Follow Me on Twitter

5. Become a Fan of Kelly Keaton on Goodreads

6. Add me as a friend and/or follow my reviews on goodreads

7. Become a fan of Kelly Keaton on Facebook

8. Follow THIS blog officially

9. post about this contest on your blog if you have one

10. Follow Kelly's Blog officially

11. Post a comment here telling me which entries you've completed (be honest, and I will be checking those I can to see if you've done the entries) Remember to include your full name so if you win I know who you are and links( so I can check).

And Please tell your friends about my blog and my Facebook page The Bookshelf; not required, but it's always nice to spread the word and it's good Karma.


That's it! If you do all these things you'll have 8 entries and a better chance of winning :)


Contest will Run December 31-January 3 and winner will be announced January 4th on my page on facebook so stay tuned for the announcement.

Good Luck, Play fair, Be honest, and Have fun!!

Make sure to check in on Kelly Keaton's Facebook Page and her WEBSITE for updates and info on her books :) She Also writes as Kelly Gay so check out her OTHER Website

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Soul Screamers Series Continues



One of my favourite series by one of my favourite authors. My Soul to Steal is the fourth book in the Soul Screamers Series by Author Rachel Vincent. Kaylee's story continues with more twists and unexpected turns.

Description of My Soul to Steal:

YOU WANT MY SOUL AND MY BOYFRIEND?Want even more details for My Soul to Steal? Check out the trailer!
Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can’t just pretend nothing happened. But “complicated” doesn’t even begin to describe their
relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to
take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn’t just an ordinary girl. She’s a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people’s fears—and craft
them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she
survives.

And Sabine isn’t above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to
death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.


I DON'T THINK SO.







This series has had me right from the beginning but don't just take my word for it check it out for yourself My Soul to Steal officially comes out JANUARY 4 2011!
Buy your copy today, here's a link to every book in the series by Rachel Vincent on Amazon:

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers Book 1)
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers Book 2)
My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, Book 3)
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, Book 4)


here's the prequel to the series as well

My Soul to Lose

And the Soul screamers Novella about our favourite reaper

Reaper


Enjoy everyone! and be sure to check out Rachel Vincent's other books The Shifters Series

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Darkness Becomes Her Review

DARKNESS BECOMES HER BY KELLY KEATON

Darkness Becomes Her is a book all on its own. A breath of fresh air on all things supernatural, leaving you wanting more.

                                           ***MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***


Ari is a strange girl; a girl who never fit in, with silvery hair and teal eyes she lives a life always trying to hide who she is. Ari lived her whole life in foster care but always wanted to know the truth about her past; and her mother. Her need for knowledge leads her on a journey, first in search for her mother she discovers that she's dead but not without leaving her only daughter a little message. RUN.
Ari can feel that she's being followed, but even with the message from her mother she has no idea why she should run or who she's running from. Without any real information she has no idea how to protect herself, but she knows the only way to find answers is to go back to where she was born; the hurricane stricken New Orleans, now known as New 2.  The trip to New 2 is anything but easy but with a group of new friends she realizes that New 2 is different from what she thought it would be.
Ari soon realizes that she fits right into this world; a freak among freaks, and that most people she encounters are actually afraid of her. When one of the founding family leaders of New 2 sends a request to meet her, Ari is suspicious as to whether these people are the ones she should be running from. Little does she know, that the families are the least of her worries. There are far more dangerous things out there then the leaders who are special all on their own.
With the help of Sebastian; a friend and the grandson of the leader of the founding family Arnaud, Ari goes through a long and dangerous journey to discover the truth behind her strange characteristics and the supposed 'curse' bestowed upon her family. When she finds out who is actually after her Ari can't help but fear for all those around her; everyone who has helped her, and all those who stand against the force of this devastatingly dangerous enemy.

Darkness Becomes Her is filled with suspense and heart-pounding action, a kick-ass heroine, an unexpected twist and a gripping ending. Can't wait for the sequel. Kelly Keaton has brought an amazing story to life!

This book is a must read so add it to your TBR piles!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Cryer's Cross Review

CRYER'S CROSS BY LISA MCMANN


Lisa McMann has done it again. Cryer's Cross is a gripping story that leaves you shivering in the end.

                                 *****May Contain Spoilers****

In the small town of Cryer's Cross, everyone knows everyone but secrets are still well kept. When a girl goes missing the town is thrown into a frenzy in search of her.
Kendall is a simple girl with a complicated problem; she has OCD, and the change in the town has thrown her OCD into overdrive.
Kendall leads a very routine filled life and school feels different to her with the missing girl hovering over her like a dark cloud. When two new student come to her class anxiety fills her, and when the rumors start flying that Jacian (one of the new student) is a suspect in the disappearance of the girl, Kendall becomes fearful of him. Jacian is a very quite boy, but he ends up taking an interest in Kendall. When Nico (Kendall's bestfriend) starts acting strange and distant she becomes worried and when all of a sudden Nico goes missing Kendall's heart breaks and the town shuts down. Curfews are put into place and no one is allowed out alone, the town fears a killer and Kendall fears that she'll never see her friend again.
With the buddy system in place Kendall is stuck going to school with Jacian and his sister, eventually allowing for a friendship to form. School is difficult for Kendall; looking at Nico's empty desk, she feels a huge loss within her. When she begins to notice that the writing on Nico's desk has changed; due to her OCD, she feels that something is wrong. She starts to sit in Nico's desk to try and feel closer to him and when she begins to hear his voice coming from the desk she thinks she's losing her mind. She feels drained after sitting at the desk but Nico's voice keeps her going back.
The messages on the desk change and she realizes they must be coming from the missing students who use to sit there, when the message tells her to go somewhere; that it's the only way to save Nico, she follows the voices intructions to a hidden place...a place the townsfolk have tried to hide. Risking her life to try and save Nico, maybe Kendall is the one who really needs saving. Everyone needs a hero.

A town with a secret so terrible, they would do anything to keep it buried.

Cryer's Cross drew me in from the start. Creepy and chilling, Cryer's Cross is a great read for those who need a little mystery and a little scare in their life.

Cheers to Lisa McMann, congrats on a fantastic read.


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Forever Frost Review

FOREVER FROST BY KAILIN GOW

REVIEW

Breena's story continues in the second installment by Kailin Gow. Forever Frost is magical and intriguing.

***May Contain Spoilers***


Breena is now back in the summer court with the Queen, waiting for the moment when she can see Kian once again, stricken with the grief of Logan's death and the hopes of seeing her mother again. Breena knows she can't stay in Faeryland and it upsets her, she has fallen for it and everything around her. The Summer Queen's hatred towards her and her mother is so great that she doesn't want to risk her anger. After escaping the Pixie King Breena was taken to the summer court and now awaits the hostage exchange between the winter princess and her mother who is being held captive by the winter court and Kian. Breena offers to make the exchange herself but she soon realizes things wont be as easy as she thought they'd be. With the Pixie King still out to get her and the stress of getting her mother back, Breena has her work cut out for her. Breena must travel to the Winter Court with Shasta the Winter Princess to get her mother back and then leave Faeryland to please the Summer Queen. If only it were that easy. With a growing list of enemies Breena must find a way to stay safe and help the ones she loves.
When shocking news come to her she must stray from her path to help a fallen friend. Torn between two loves and struck with the truth of her family, Breena is pulled into political drama.
Forever Frost is a fast paced sequel that leaves you hanging on for dear life when the ending hits you. Unexpected twists and turns, all you can do is hold your breath and wait for the ride to end.

Kailin Gow has done a fantastic job and I can't wait to see where Breena's story will take me next.

Happy Reading

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Monday, December 13, 2010

TWILIGHT FAN WINNER

TWILIGHT UK EDITION
TWILIGHT UK EDITION WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.






And the winner is ***CHEYENNE LABRAKE*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by DECEMBER 14TH.


As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :)
Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You





Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf  

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Real Twilight Fan Contest

Okay guys here is your chance to win a UK EDITION Twilight book! How gorgeous is this cover. White cover with red-edged pages, this is one book that must be added to your collection! Thanks Aurora Momcilovich for donating this awesome edition! Contest includes this book plus some other TWILIGHT Goodies :)

Contest will be INTERNATIONAL.

Contest will begin December 11, 2010 and ends December 12, 2010, winner chosen December 13, 2010.

Two quotes will be given and you will have a day each quote to figure out what page the quote is on AND who said it.

You must get both quotes right to qualify and only ONE guess per quote(I will email you back after each quote to tell you if you got it right (if you get the first one wrong then the contest is over for you sorry) and after the second day (if you answer right) you will also be asked a question by me which you will have to answer truthfully in order to be in the contest)

Only answers that are EMAILED to me will count (msilvabooks@live.com). Answers that are posted as a comment will be deleted and you will be disqualified, answers sent to me by facebook, shelfari, twitter or goodreads will not count...so ONLY Email. Thanks (it's just easier for me to keep track)

Email me subject as: TWILIGHT FAN CONTEST

I'll be using the HARDCOVER Original version of Twilight as my reference book. If you only have a different version please type some of what comes after the quote as well as which version you are using just in case the pages differs.

Please follow my blog for the best access to all your book and contest needs

Good luck to everyone, Have fun, play fair and PLEASE follow ALL instructions.

DECEMBER 11, 2010
QUOTE 1:

'My mind still swirled dizzily, full of images I couldn't understand, and some I fought to repress.'




DECEMBER 12, 2010
QUOTE 2:


'He opened his eyes and they were hungry. Not in a way to make me fear, but rather to tighten the muscles in the pit of my stomach and send my pulse hammering through my veins again.'

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Distort 3: Contest winner

MYSTERY BOOK IS....

Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.


All Participants were put into an online Randomizer and the winner is ***VANESSA MARTINEZ*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by DECEMBER 5TH if I don't hear from you by then, another winner will be chosen.

As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :) If you wish to BUY this book just click on the link here: Crescendo (Hush, Hush)
Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf 

Monday, November 29, 2010

What am I contest-DISTORT 3

WHAT AM I?

Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I have posted a photo of the book but it has been DISTORTED and GRAYSCALED. Everyday it goes without being guessed it gets less distorted.


If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.


Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be added to go with the first. Then another time limit will be activated with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).

This will keep going for UP TO 5 ADD ONS to the photo. The clearing up of the photo will make it easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.

So here are the rules.

1.This time the contest is US and CANADA ONLY (book is being shipped by someone else :))
2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)
3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.
4. play fair and have fun
5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc
6. Each clue will give you time to guess til midnight that day the clue is added (my time)
Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)

****Every day there will be more of the photo visible until someone can guess what it is. If only one person guesses correctly then that person has the option of receiving the book or passing it up for the contest to continue. If multiple people guess correctly they will have the same option and whoever wants it gets their name put into a hat and drawn at random.****


good luck and have fun!!


MELISSA SILVA
The Bookshelf 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Distort Contest Winner

AND THE BOOK IS:


Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.
All Participants were put into an online Randomizer and the winner is ***ALLYSON GILMORE*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by NOVEMBER 26TH if I don't hear from you by then, another winner will be chosen.
As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :) If you wish to BUY this book just click on the link here: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle
Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You
Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WHAT AM I CONTEST-DISTORT 2

WHAT AM I?


Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I have posted a photo of the book but it has been DISTORTED and GRAYSCALED and the title has been removed. Everyday it goes without being guessed it gets less distorted.
If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.
Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be added to go with the first. Then another time limit will be activated with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).
This will keep going for UP TO 5 ADD ONS to the photo. The clearing up of the photo will make it easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.

So here are the rules.
1.This time the contest is INTERNATIONAL
2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)
3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.
4. play fair and have fun
5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc
6. Each clue will give you time to guess til midnight that day the clue is added (my time)
Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)

****Every day there will be more of the photo visible until someone can guess what it is. If only one person guesses correctly then that person has the option of receiving the book or passing it up for the contest to continue. If multiple people guess correctly they will have the same option and whoever wants it gets their name put into a hat and drawn at random.****


good luck and have fun!!
MELISSA SILVA
The Bookshelf 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Distort Contest Winner

MYSTERY BOOK IS:

Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.

And the winner is ***CHRISTINA WHITE*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by NOVEMBER 20TH if I don't hear from you by then, another winner will be chosen.


As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :) If you wish to BUY this book just click on the link here: Hush, Hush


Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WHAT AM I CONTEST-DISTORT



Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I have posted a photo of the book but it has been DISTORTED and GRAYSCALED and the title has been removed. Everyday it goes without being guessed it gets less distorted.
If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.

Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be added to go with the first. Then another time limit will be activated with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).
This will keep going for UP TO 5 ADD ONS to the photo. The clearing up of the photo will make it easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.

So here are the rules.

1.This time the contest is INTERNATIONAL

2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)
3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.
4. play fair and have fun
5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc
6. Each clue will give you time to guess til midnight that day the clue is added (my time)


Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)


****Every day there will be more of the photo visible until someone can guess what it is. If only one person guesses correctly then that person has the option of receiving the book or passing it up for the contest to continue. If multiple people guess correctly they will have the same option and whoever wants it gets their name put into a hat and drawn at random.****

good luck and have fun!!



MELISSA SILVA
The Bookshelf

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Contest Winner

AND THE MYSTERY BOOK IS....




Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.


And the winner is ***CHRISTINA DIAZ*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by NOVEMBER 15TH if I don't hear from you by then, another winner will be chosen.


As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :) If you wish to BUY this book just click on the link here: Evermore: The Immortals

Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ABSOLUTION REVIEW

ABSOLUTION BY JENNIFER LAURENS

Absolution is the third book in Jennifer Laurens Heavenly Series. I've been waiting anxiously to read this book and let me tell you I was not disappointed, it was everything I expected and more.

WARNING THERE ARE SPOILERS, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ ANY BOOK IN THE SERIES YET!****CAUTION*****






Absolution takes place right after Brady's funeral. Zoe is still being haunted by Albert and he is doing everything he can to ruin her life by attacking her family with his evil pressence. The slightest argument gets blown up into a frenzy of emotions and he will not settle on just her family but everyone who is close to her just to get Matthias' soul.

Nerves are worn thin and trying to get back into the swing of things is becoming very difficult. Krissy is filled with guilt over her disaster of a party and with her dad a raging maniac threatening everyone he can think of to find his daughter after she ran away things become a bit complicated. Luke finds her hitchiking and becomes surprisingly close to her in order to comfort her, finding out truths about her life that make Zoe and Luke feel horrible and trying to do anything they can to find a way to help her. Zoe knows there is something wrong with Krissy's father because of the swarm of black spirits latched on to him.

Albert's attempt to destroy her family has put a strain on Zoe and because of him she is forced to tell her parents the truth about everything, from her 'near death' experience and about Matthias. Albert's influence on everyone has made Zoe's life very stressful and it doesn't help matters when Brady's influence is focused on Weston. His short fuse makes it even more difficult for Weston to keep his cool and when he turns his aggression on Zoe, she is pushed into a situation where she must keep Weston calm and explain to him that he feels this way because of Brady wrapping his evil tendrils around him. It becomes easier for Weston to handle the idea of his former best friend pushing him to the edge of darkness when Matthias finally reveals himself to Weston.

The ending of Absolution is Ab-So-Lute-Ly Fantastic! An unexpected outcome involving Albert makes your heart swell with joy and the heartbreakingly beautiful ending makes you never want it to end. But life goes on as Zoe realizes and Matthias becomes more important to the world then she can even imagine.

Jennifer Laurens' Heavenly series is a MUST READ, Absolution is a great conclusion to this trilogy and I can only hope to read more in the future but if this is truely the end I am happy :) Thanks to Jennifer for creating such a wonderful and heart-warming series and for being such a great writer AND friend.

If you want your chance to read Jennifer Laurens' trilogy check out these links: Heavenly(book 1) Penitence (Heavenly) (book 2) and finally Absolution (Volume 3)3)

Enjoy everyone

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf



WHAT AM I PHOTO CONTEST



WHAT AM I PHOTO CONTEST






Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I have posted a photo of the book but it has been blacked out except for a small portion. Everyday it goes without being guessed gets a piece added on. The add-ons will lead to what the book is and leave you to guess.



If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.


Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be added to go with the first. Then another time limit will be activated with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).



This will keep going for UP TO 5 ADD ONS to the photo. The add-ons will make it easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.


So here are the rules.



1.This time the contest is US and CANADA only



2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)



3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.



4. play fair and have fun



5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc



6. Each clue will give you time to guess til midnight that day the clue is added (my time)

Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)



****Every day there will be more added to the photo until someone can guess what it is. If only one person guesses correctly then that person has the option of receiving the book or passing it up for the contest to continue. If multiple people guess correctly they will have the same option and whoever wants it gets their name put into a hat and drawn at random.****



good luck and have fun!!



This contest begins Wednesday November 11th til midnight (for first clue)(my time-windsor ontario)














MELISSA SILVA
The Bookshelf

Monday, November 1, 2010

WHAT AMI I 3- WINNER

WHAT AM I CONTEST 3 WINNER

Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.
And the winner is ***LISA HOAG*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by NOVEMBER 3rd if I don't hear from you by then, another winnr will be chosen.

As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :) If you wish to BUY this book just click on the link here: Hush, Hush

Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What am I Contest 3

WHAT AM I CONTEST 3

Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I will post a clue to what the book is and leave you to guess.

If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.

Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be given to go with the first. Then another time limit will be posted with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).

This will keep going for UP TO 5 CLUES. The clues will get easier and the more clues in, the easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.

So here are the rules.


1.This time the contest is INTERNATIONAL! YAY lol

2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)

3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.

4. play fair and have fun

5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc

Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)

First CLUE will be given sometime tomorrow(october 28) so stay tuned to the bookshelf to know when it's up. Good Luck to everyone and like I said have fun with it :)



Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf


Clue will be posted on THIS post!!

CLUE #1
The first. Death is the key. Forbidden Love

CLUE #2
Silence. The one for me.
CLUE #3
I am falling; I am hurt so fix me; kill her
CLUE #4


CLUE #5

AWAKENED REVIEW

AWAKENED BY EDNAH WALTERS

Awakened has everything someone could ask for in a book. Suspense, action, heart-pounding/nail biting moments, hot guardians and a kick-ass female lead character.
Awakened is about a girl named Lil Falcon. Lil is an orphaned child living with her grandfather, raised in a homeschooled setting she gets nervous when she finds out she's going to an actual high school; worried about fitting in. Lil lives the life of a gypsy and walks to the beat of her own drum, little does she know she's a guardian. A special being with extraordinary abilities, and the duty of killing demons and protecting the humans...Both things Lil does NOT want to accept, the last thing she wants is to be even more of an outsider but the powers that run within her veins are not something she can just turn away from especially when it means protecting the ones she loves.

When a strange and mysterious boy name Bran literally pops into her life asking for her grandfather's help, Lil becomes entranced by his personality and gorgeous face and body. As their relationship grows, Lil soon finds out that Bran hides a large and dangerous secret...He's half demon; half of the very things that Lil is suppose to hunt down and destroy, but deep down she knows that he is good. As her fellow guardians in training attempt to convince her to stay away from Bran; warning her of how dangerous he is, her grandfather gets kidnapped and the only way to find him is with Bran's help. Lil convinces her friends that Bran is one of the good guys, explaining to them that he is the only chance they have of finding the nature-bender that took her grandfather, and Bran's abilities and knowledge are the best chance they have of surviving a suicidal rescue mission.

Lil and the guardians realize that her grandfather's kidnapping was all just a trick to bring Lil closer to the enemy and when the truth of who she really is comes into focus, everything she's ever known; her life, her family, and herself, get ripped out from under her.
 Lil's special abilities; powers that no guardian has ever possessed, become evident throughout the story and the origin of her powers will leave you shocked.  Awakened is full of twists and turns, drama, and the unexpected. Every page left me wanting more. Bran is an amazing bad boy, that could make any girl's heart melt. His story is exceptional, and his true nature speaks for itself. Lil is a powerful main character that makes you want to stand up and cheer!

Awakened is a must read for supernatural lovers; Get your copy today!
Happy reading

Want to get your own copy of Awakened by Ednah Walters? click the link here: Awakened (Book One of the Guardian Legacy)

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What am I contest Winner

AND THE MYSTERY BOOK IS:


Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.




And the winner is ***Allyson  Gilmore*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by October 11th if you dont want the book please let me know so I can pick another winner.

Thanks to MARIELA SILVA for donating this book for this contest! It's always nice to have fans help out with the page and I truely appreciate it :)



As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :) If you wish to BUY this book just click on the link here: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)

Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What am I contest 2



Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I will post a clue to what the book is and leave you to guess.


If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.

Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be given to go with the first. Then another time limit will be posted with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).

This will keep going for UP TO 5 CLUES. The clues will get easier and the more clues in, the easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.



So here are the rules.

1.This time the contest is US and CANADA only (sorry guys).

2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)

3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.

4. play fair and have fun

5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc.


Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)
First CLUE will be given sometime tomorrow(october 7) so stay tuned to the bookshelf to know when it's up. Good Luck to everyone and like I said have fun with it :)



Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf



Clue will be posted on THIS post!!



CLUE #1

I shine but I hold shadows
TIME FRAME: october 8th

CLUE #2

Heaven's time; darkness falls.
In the beginning.
TIME FRAME: october 9th
CLUE #3


CLUE #4


CLUE #5

Monday, October 4, 2010

Who Am I Contest Winner

AND THE MYSTERY BOOK IS:




Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you guys liked it and I hope to do more contests like this one in the future. Congrats to everyone who got it right but only one person can win this book.

And the winner is ***Shannon Jensen*** Congrats! If you wish to receive this book please email me with your mailing address by October 6th if you dont want the book please let me know so I can pick another winner. If you do not contact me by October 6th I will automatically pick a new winner.

As for everyone else thanks so much for playing along and stay tuned for future contests and giveaways :)

Books that are not donated are paid for by me, so please be respectful while participating during any and all contests Thank You

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Sunday, October 3, 2010

HALLOWEEN FANTASIES REVIEW

Halloween Fantasies by Katie Salidas


**Halloween Fantasies is for Mature readers only, due to it's sexual content. Must be 18 years or older.**


Never a dull moment with Katie Salidas' writing. Halloween Fantasies is just another taste into her world of vampires. The story is set at the Halloween Fantasy Ball. A party known for its openess for every girl to let loose and indulge in all their wildest dreams and fantasies. Sasha and her friend Angela attend the ball in the hopes of having a good time, Angela as a sexy witch and Sasha as a seductive Vampire Huntress.  Sasha draws the attention of Dante; a sexy creature of the night and a real life vampire, which is just what Sasha has ever dreamed of. Dante sets his eyes on Sasha in the hopes of endulging in his own fantasies, and with the help of his brother Trevor, gets Sasha alone and draws her into his arms for a night filled with fun and neverending pleasure. Sasha is left breathless after a night filled with lust and passion and the hopes of one day seeing her vampire lover again.

A sexy story with a surprising ending, a fantasy played out for every vampire lover out there, a must read for vampire erotica fans. The characters draw you in and the story leaves you wanting more of Dante and Sasha.

Great writing style. Congrats to Katie on another great story.

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf


Thursday, September 30, 2010

WHAT AM I? CONTEST


Hey everyone. So I have a special contest idea it's a little different but I hope you enjoy it so here goes...

Okay. This contest is for a book. You will not know what book it is because that is part of the contest lol. I will post a clue to what the book is and leave you to guess.
If you think you know what book it is by the one clue email me at msilvabooks@live.com with your answer. If only one person has guessed the book within the allowed time frame that person wins the book. If multiple people are able to guess the book with the one clue, all the names get put into a bowl and a random winner is chosen.
Now this is where it gets hard. The clues will be difficult so if no one can guess the book with the one clue, a second clue will be given to go with the first. Then another time limit will be posted with the clue and the same rules apply. (if one person guesses they get it if more than one then names in bowl).
This will keep going  for UP TO 5 CLUES. The clues will get easier and the more clues in, the easier to guess the book, but this also means the more people to get it right the less chance you have to win.

So here are the rules.
1.This time the contest is US and CANADA only (sorry guys).
2. You can use whatever you want to try and find what book i'm talking about (google, goodreads, etc)
3. DO NOT post the answer on the comments because that will ruin the contest, email me your answer. If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.
4. play fair and have fun
5. One guess per person. Once 2nd clue is posted a second guess is allowed. Once 3rd clue is posted a 3rd guess is allowed. etc etc.

Not to many rules but they should still be followed :)

First CLUE will be given sometime tomorrow (october 1st) so stay tuned to the bookshelf to know when it's up. Good Luck to everyone and like I said have fun with it :)

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Clue will be posted on THIS post!!

CLUE #1(posted: october 1st)
I am white. I am large
TIME FRAME: til october 2nd.
CLUE #2(posted october 2nd)
Born in 2010, I am 3; I am omnibus
TIME FRAME: october 3rd.

CLUE #3(posted october 3rd)
Good.....to-be-read. I am the first, my heroine is stong; some hate her.
TIME FRAME: october 4th
CLUE #4


CLUE #5

WORDWICK GAMES WINNER



Thanks Everyone who participated in the WORDWICK GAMES contest! The winner will get a SIGNED First Edition copy of Book 1 in the Wordwick Games Series RISE OF THE FIRE TAMER by Kailin Gow. You guys have been great and I hope you enjoy the contests that I host here on my blog. Thanks again to Kailin for being SO great and donating her book for this giveaway on my blog. Hope you enjoy reading her work.

And remember if you haven't won the book you can still buy your own copy, just click on the link here to get your own copy of Rise of the Fire Tamer: Wordwick Games Book 1 .

Ok so time to announce our winner. I put all your entries into a bowl and our random winner is: KRISTEN CECI. Kristen,  Please email me with your mailing info by October 1st.  If I haven't heard from you by 10pm Friday (my time, ontario canada) a new winner will be chosen. msilvabooks@live.com
Thanks again to everyone who entered the WORDWICK GAMES contest and I hope you enter my future contests. Good Luck and Happy Reading everyone.


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Saturday, September 18, 2010

WORDWICK GAMES GIVEAWAY










RISE OF THE FIRE TAMER BY KAILIN GOW

Hey guys, I got another contest for you! Up for grabs this time is book 1 in the Wordwick Games Series Rise of The Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow. This copy will be a FIRST EDITION! Thanks to Kailin for donating this book to give away on my blog! This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY Good Luck everyone!

Each thing you do on the list will get you an ENTRY,you don't have to do them all but the more entries you have, the better chance you have of winning.. When you do the entries remember to leave a comment with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win, and a list of all the entries that you've completed. Now it's not easy for me to check up on what you've actually done so please be honest with your entries.

Okay here goes! you get one point each, so like I said the more you do they more likely your name will be drawn!

1. become a FAN of  KAILIN GOW'S PAGE ON FACEBOOK

2. Become a FAN of  KAILIN GOW ON GOODREADS

3. Change your profile picture on facebook/twitter to the RISE OF THE FIRE TAMER COVER for the duration of the contest

4. Follow KAILIN on TWITTER

5. Follow ME on TWITTER

6. post a LINK on twitter/facebook for the facebook fan page of  KAILIN GOW

7. become MY friend on goodreads:GOODREADS

8. officially FOLLOW my blog by clicking the follow button on the right side where it says FOLLOWERS

9. change your status to LINK this CONTEST on your facebook/or twitter

10. Post the Rise of the Fire Tamer TRAILER on your facebook/or twitter

11. Join Kailin Gow at her NEW BLOG

This isn't a requirement but for Karma points... (and to increase your luck of winning because KARMA is cool like that) tell your friends about The Bookshelf and about Kailin Gow's Facebook page her new BLOG and about this blog!




Okay that's it...GO!! Remember to leave a comment, name and email or facebook profile required for winning purposes so I can tell you if you've won and LEAVE A LIST OF WHAT YOU'VE COMPLETED! Contest will run from SEPTEMBER 19th TO SEPTEMBER 29th. Contest winner will be announced by SEPTEMBER 30TH. Winner will have until October 1st to email me their address before a new one will be picked. Hope you guys enjoy this contest and Good Luck to everyone who enters.


Please remember that these books are either bought by me or donated by the Author so if you don't want to put in the effort to enter then you don't have to but please don't be rude and insult the contest; just don't enter. Thank you

Here's a description of Rise of the Fire Tamer and remember to check out my blog here, I did a book review for this book!
After winning a contest for a popular game called Wordwick Games, five teens Gemma, Sparks, Rio, Kat, and Jack, are invited to stay at Wordwick Games inventor Henry Word's mysterious castle and play the newest level of Workwick Games. Little do they know, the castle is the doorway to a wondrous world call Anachronia where words can be used as weapons, power, and commodity. There is unrest in Anachronia, and if the five teens can follow the rules of Wordwick Games and prove to be the best player, one of them will be crowned Ruler of Anachronia.

If you haven't won the book through this contest it's ok, you can buy your very own copy through AMAZON! Click here for the Rise of the Fire Tamer: Wordwick Games Book 1 Link

CONTEST NUMBER 2!~
Also, right now, if you purchase any books from KAILIN GOW during September to October 31 on Amazon.com and send an email proof of receipt to theedgebooks(at)yahoo(dot)com, you get a chance to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card!! (purchase paperback or kindle)
Here's Kailin's books on Amazon!
                                                                                                     















                                                                                                                                                             














                             


no purchase is necessary, but if anyone wants to enter the $50 Amazon.com giveaway, please send a postcard/letter with their name, address, email address to enter:
Kailin Gow
PO Box 60834
Irvine, California 92604
United States

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PARANORMALCY REVIEW

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


Paranormalcy focuses on the life of Evie; an orphan leading the life of an agent. Evie was taken in at the age of 8 because of her ability to see through paranormal glamours and has been working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency since then. Evie has only known life at the center and dreams of being able to live a normal life, with school, shopping and boys.  Even though she can't go out she finds ways to keep herself entertained, like when she hangs out with her best friend Lish who just so happens to be a mermaid, or the drama she has with her ex-boyfriend Reth who happens to be a Faerie. And when a new guy comes to the center she finds herself drawn in and begins to have feelings for him...even if he's a shape-shifter.

Everyday is the same; homework bagging-and-tagging paranormals, and trying to avoid Reth until mysterious deaths show up around the world. Someone out there is killing paranormals on a massive scale and the IPCA can't figure out who could possibly be doing such a thing. When Evie starts having dreams that could possibly be the clue to discovering who the killer is, her dreams hold whispers and voices speaking of prophecies and death. A prophecy that may link her abilities to the killings.

Evie soon realizes that she isn't as human as she thought and that her abilities are being monitored by the IPCA as well, who have classified her at a high level which makes her question who she really is, who her parents were and what she can do to save her friends and 'family'.

Paranormalcy was full of suspense and mystery at every page, drawing you into Evie's life and the hope that she can find the killer and herself. A must read for all supernatural lovers.

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Want your chance to read PARANORMALCY?
Buy it on amazon buy clicking the link here--->Paranormalcy

Friday, September 10, 2010

WHAT'S THAT BOOK CHALLENGE

WHATS THAT BOOK?!


I'm going to put up a Blurb from a book and you have to try and figure out which book it's from and by which author. Once you think you know what it is email me your answer with the subject line: WHAT'S THAT BOOK? and leave me your name and mailing address. My email is: msilvabooks@live.com

All the people who answer it correctly will be entered into a draw for a Random Prize (could be a bookmark, a book-based postcard, a book, or anything else I can think of lol) and one person will be chosen to win said Random Prize.

Quotes will be taken from books i've read, don't ask for clues because they wont be given and DON'T post your answers as a comment because that just ruins the game--(if you post as a comment it will be deleted and your entry WONT COUNT!!)...also do NOT talk to other people (even on the bookshelf) about the contest to try and find the answer to the game.

Hope you guys enjoy this game. All challenges will only last a day.

Ok Here goes. Here's the first challenge Level: Easy(longer quote):

"A much more vibrant sound eclipsed the clock. It was a reassuring, ethereal sound, a melodic dance on air. Wings, I thought. Coming to take me away.
I held my breath, waiting, waiting, waiting. And then the clock began to go in reverse. Instead of slowing, the beat became more certain. A spiral-like liquid formed inside me, coiling deeper and deeper. I felt myself pulled into the current. I was sliding down through myself, into a dark, warm place."

Ok so there's the quote for today. Remember you only get til the end of today to figure it out so email me with your answer!

Good Luck Everyone
Melissa