Thursday, June 23, 2011


DESIRE: Book 1 in the Desire Series by Kailin Gow

Desire introduces you to a strange new world where your whole life is planned  out for you at age 18. Even if you want one thing for yourself whatever is planned out is what you must do...or else.

Desire follows the story of Kama. A young girl who is about to turn 18. Her life is perfect and she hopes that her life's plan will have her life following the path she's on now. She hopes that her plan will be just as she wishes just like her boyfriend's and her best friend's have. Everything was going exactly as it should be until she comes across a mysterious yound man who captures her attention with one glance, and is able to speak to her in her mind. All it took was one gently whisper in her head and a gorgeous face to go with it and Kama is thrown into a world she never expected.

When Kama receives her life's plan in the mail she's left in shock, it's nothing like she expected and her boyfriend Liam is no longer in the picture. Heartbroken and torn on what to do now Kama and Liam try to find a way to fix what is wrong and put Kama back on to the path she was meant to be. But is it what Kama truely wants. With an empty life's plan Kama doesn't know what to do. She knows she can't be with Liam now that he wasn't mentioned in her plan and the thought of that rips her apart. Her heart aches to be with him because that's all she's ever wanted, but her mind now wanders to the mysterious man with the power to speak to her from a distance.

As Kama delves deeper into the world she's lived in all her life she begins to question the truth behind Arcadia. Her eyes are opened to what happens behind the scenes, the truth about her family is revealed as well as what Liam's father has really been doing with Arcadia,  and Kama must learn to accept the path she's been given because it's a gift, giving her the power to explore the truth behind every lie.

Desire was a new and interesting story in the YA genre. It has you wondering about the true nature of this so-called perfect world. Will Kama discover the truth about her life? Will her life's plan give her freedom or just cause more problems. Desire was mysterious and engaging with an ending that leaves you wanting more.

Another great read by Kailin Gow!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Surprise Giveaway!!

               Pulse                      Desire (Desire #1)                     Beautiful Beings (Beautiful Beings #1)

Time for a spectacular giveaway! In honor of Kailin's New books being released :

SUMMER WISHES (release June 30th), THE PULSE PAPERS (release July 4), and BEAUTIFUL BEINGS!( release july 18).

She is putting up for grabs some wicked Swag Bags!

Contest is International and we have 3 swag bags up for grabs.

Includes: Signed PULSE book 1, T-Shirt, and Bookmark

Includes: Signed DESIRE book 1, T-Shirt, and Bookmark

Includes: Signed BEAUTIFUL BEINGS book 1, T-Shirt, and Bookmark

Awesome right??

Okay Here are the rules!

Rule #1: Tweet about the contest and encourage people to pick up PULSE, DESIRE, and BEAUTIFUL BEINGS!

Rule #2: Change profile picture on Facebook to the cover of BEAUTIFUL BEINGS!

Rule #3: Tweet about the American Airlines Contest Kailin has going on at:
(If you wish to enter the AA contest: It's US residents only so Americans feel free to enter there too!)

Rule #4: Comment here your First and Last Name, links are accepted to your FB and Twitter.

That's it! Lots of great prizes here so Enter for your chance to win, good luck to everyone!

Contest will run from JUNE 20TH to JULY 19! Again THIS contest is INTERNATIONAL!

Thanks again to Kailin for Donating such wonderful gifts!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spoon-Fed Addiction Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered this contest and thank you to Silvano for being so generous in donating a signed copy of his novella and allowing fans to download it for free online!

I used to pick our winner and congrats to: BETSY HILLENDAHL. You have 24 hours to Email me your mailing address before a new winner is chosen!

Stay tuned to the bookshelf for more contests and giveaways as well as book reviews and what to look forward to this year!!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Spoon-Fed Addiction Giveaway

Here's your chance to win your very own copy of SPOON-FED ADDICTION by Silvano Williams. Thanks to Silvano for donating a copy for this Giveaway! Winner will receive a SIGNED copy of S-FA. Contest is INTERNATIONAL.

Here's the description of the Novella:

Spoon-fed Addiction is a transgressive fiction novella detailing the last moments in the life of Adiran P. Battlefield, a young, seemingly apathetic yet charismatic drug dealer. It is a story about love, loss, revenge and pain, which takes the audience on a front seat ride through the darkest places of the protagonist's mind. Allowing the reader a glimpse into an almost familiar world, dreams soon become nightmares, plans become failures and flawed perceptions of reality give way to horrible consequences.

This is the story of Adiran's last night alive and the impact he had on those he left behind.

I have also done a review for this Novella here on my blog so make sure to check it out for more details into the story.

Okay, so here is what you have to do to enter!

1. Become a fan of Spoon-Fed Addiction on Facebook
2. Become a Fan of The Bookshelf
3. Become a fan of Silvano on goodreads
4. Leave a comment with your FIRST and LAST name! (so many contest I put this and people still dont follow it. If I don't have your name then you wont be entered because I can't announce a winner if there's no name to announce!)

That's it! nice and easy! Contest will run from June 2nd to June 5th and a winner will be picked by June 7th! Good Luck to everyone!

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf

Wildefire Review

WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight

Wildefire is an intensely brilliant read. It's an emotional ride that leaves you guessing at every turn.

Wildefire is about the life of Ash and Eve Wilde. Two Polynesian sisters that were adopted as kids, they are similar in many ways but the one thing that makes them different is one's good and one's evil.
As Ash tries to fit in at her school, her life gets turned upside-down when she finds out her boyfriend cheated on her, and her missing sister comes back at that moment to step back into her life.  Eve takes drastic measures to exact revenge for Ash and because of her violent behavior Ash is forced to relocate to a remote private school out in the woods of California.

As the memory of that tragic night still haunts her, Ash tries her best to move on in her new school; making friends and dating again, she believes that her life has finally settled down. Being isolated in a far away school away from her past and her sister (who once again went MIA) has allowed Ash to begin a new life. She's now the captain of her schools tennis team, and along with new friends she never thought she would hang out with she also has a park ranger boyfriend that will do anything to keep her happy.

When Ash finds out from a fellow student; who just so happens to be a siren, that she along with some other students at Blackwood are actually Gods and Godesses she doesn't know how to react. Ash is thrown into a world of mystery and power, the other Gods have all shown some sort of ability but Ash feels that when it comes to her a mistake had been made; she has no powers and has never shown them in her life. As Ash tries to get a grip on reality her sister shows up at her new school to stir up some trouble, and Ash soon realizes that she has some abilities of her own, but Eve also has information.

According to an unknown source the life the Gods are living are not their first, they have been reincarnated for centuries but now a new threat is coming for them and threatening their ability to come back after they die. With Eve lurking in the darkness of the redwoods surrounding Ash's school, Ash must find a way to defend those she cares for, she must tap into the fire buring deep within her and learn her power before it's too late.

A clash between the Gods and a war between sisters makes Wildefire an exceptional ride from beginning to end. There's something new on every chapter and when you get to the end you'll wish there was more! The Ending is a fantastic twist that leaves you wiith your mouth hanging open.

A must read for the summer! Get your copy on July 26, 2011.

Melissa Silva
The Bookshelf