Thursday, December 30, 2010

Darkness Becomes Her Giveaway!

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

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


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


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 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


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



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



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 ( 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 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

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

DECEMBER 12, 2010

'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


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