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 If I see any answers on the wall the contest WILL get withdrawn and therefore no winner.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

Thursday, September 9, 2010

ALPHA by Rachel Vincent

Check out the final book in Rachel Vincent's shifter's series. Blurb and Trailer!



In honor of the ALPHA release I'm blogging about it. Alpha is Rachel Vincent's FINAL book in the Shifters series. Alpha will be in stores October 1st 2010. It will be an epic finale to an amazong series, and i'm sure we're all sad to see it end.

Here's a blurb for the final book ALPHA!
The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.
It's not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm heading for a final showdown that can--that will--change everything forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.


But life never waits until you're ready.
 
Here's the Trailer for Alpha ENJOY!!

CINDERS WINNER

CINDERS CONTEST WINNER

Thanks Everyone who participated in the CINDERS contest! The winner will get a SIGNED copy of CINDERS by Michelle Davidson Argyle. You guys have been great and I hope you enjoy the contests that I host here on my blog. Thanks again to Michelle 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 Cinders .


Ok so time to announce our winner. I put all your entries into a bowl and our random winner is: SARITA LOPEZ. Sarita, Please email me with your mailing info by September 10th so that I can get your prize sent out :) If I havent heard from you by Friday 12pm (my time) a new winner will be chosen. msilvabooks@live.com

Thanks again to everyone who entered the CINDERS contest and I hope you enter my future contests. Good Luck and Happy Reading everyone.


Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Saturday, September 4, 2010

CINDERS REVIEW


CINDERS BY MICHELLE DAVIDSON ARGYLE

Ever wonder what happened to Cinderella AFTER she had her happily ever after? What was her life like after the wedding and after she became a Princess? Cinders gives you a new look on her life within the castle walls and it's not as happy as everyone thinks.

Cinderella's life isn't exactly as she expected, though her relationship with Prince Rowland is filled with affection and everything she could ever dream of, Cinderella feels like there's something missing. As her dreams become haunted by the appearance of of a mysterious stranger, and a strong and magnetic pull forms between them, Cinderella begins to question herself and her life in the castle.  With her faery godmother imprisoned within the castle dungeon, Cinderella must find a way to reach her and ask the questions that have been tearing at her very soul.
Cinderella is thrown into a world of mystery and magic, as everything around her begins to unravel and the spell cast upon the royal family; and Rowland, starts to crumble. With Eolande (her godmother) withering away in the depths of the prison, her powers become difficult to maintain. Cinderella finds a way to see Eolande and with her guidance discovers a way to bring the mystery man of her dreams closer to her...but at what price. 

Cinders is filled with twists and turns that keep you guessing throughout every page. When the mystery of Cinderella's life unfolds you'll be left surprised and the truth will leave you shocked. When the story comes to an end, you never see it coming.
 Cinders brings a new light to an old story and it's a fresh take to not have every fairytale end the same way.


Check out Michelle Davidson Argyle at her PAGE.

Waant your chance to read CINDERS? Buy it now at AMAZON: Cinders

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CINDERS GIVEAWAY

CINDERS BY MICHELLE DAVIDSON ARGYLE

Hey guys hope your excited for the next giveaway. Up for grabs this time is a SIGNED copy of CINDERS by Michelle Davidson Argyle. Thanks to Michelle for donating her book for this giveaway. Contest will be INTERNATIONAL. Enjoy and 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 a list of all the entries that you've completed and remember to check back here when the contest is over to see if you've won. 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 the more likely your name will be drawn!

1. Become a FAN of The Cinders Page on Facebook.

2. Follow Michelle on her Blog Site

3. Become a fan of Michelle on Goodreads

4. Change your Facebook picture to the cover of Cinders for the DURATION of the contest.

5. Invite your friends to join Michelle's Facebook Page

6. Share the Cinder's Video on facebook/ post it to your profile

7. Become my friend on Goodreads

8. Follow me on Twitter

9. Officially follow my blog by clicking the follow button on the right side where it says FOLLOWERS

10. Post on facebook a link to this contest.

***You do NOT get 2 points if you do an entry on facebook and twitter, whatever the entry asks for you only get one point for it. Thanks *****

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 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 1st to September 8th. Contest winner will be announced by September 9th. 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 the book CINDERS:
 
Cinderella's happily-ever-after isn't turning out the way she expected.With her fairy godmother imprisoned in the castle and a mysterious stranger haunting her dreams, Cinderella is on her own to discover true love untainted by magic.


Didn't win this contest? It's OK you can buy your very own copy of CINDERS on AMAZON just click here: Cinders