Holiday Giveaway: “There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In” by Ludmila Petrushevskaya

there once lived a mother who loved her children

Hey everyone!  I am delighted to be hosting a holiday giveaway of the book There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In by Ludmila Petrushevskaya.  I reviewed the book last week and loved it, and I hope that you will too! Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina opens with the quote,Read more

Review and Giveaway: “The Tree of Water” by Elizabeth Haydon

  The Tree of Water by Elizabeth Haydon is the fourth book in the young adult series “The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme.”  Even though the book is later in the series, it works as a standalone because Haydon frames this book as one of many lost journals that tell tales of Ven’s adventures.  SheRead more

Halloween Giveaway: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

headless horseman

If it sees like I’m doing lots of Halloween giveaways, I am.  Halloween is one of the few holidays that gets more and more fun each year, even as a grown-up.  It’s the kind of holiday that brings out everyone’s inner child.  Who doesn’t love costumes, candy, and things that go bump in the night?Read more

Halloween Giveaway: “Jackaby” by William Ritter


I accidentally ended up with a duplicate copy of Jackaby by William Ritter, so I’m going to give it away as a Halloween treat to one lucky winner.  It looks like a fantastic fall read!  Here’s a summary of the book from Goodreads: “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have aRead more

Review and Giveaway: “The Brothers Cabal” by Jonathan L. Howard

  The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard is the fourth book in the Johannes Cabal series.  Even though it’s not the first in the series, it can function relatively well as a standalone.  I haven’t read the earlier books, but was able to jump into this one quite easily. Johannes Cabal is a necromancer. Read more

Review and Giveaway: “Lust” by Diana Raab

  WHERE ELSE where else but in art can you let your fantasies blossom and dreams flower– nowhere. Lust is the fourth book of poetry by Diana Raab.  The book explores the emotional and physical intimacy of love, painting brief pictures of private moments shared between individuals and the complex feelings that they evoke. AsRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Inamorata” by Megan Chance

  Inamorata by Megan Chance is a blend of historical fiction and fantasy set in 19th century Venice.  Joseph Hannigan and his alluring sister Sophie come to Venice to escape scandal in New York.  Joseph is an artist, and he hopes to find a wealthy patron so that he can pursue his passion.  Sophie isRead more

Giveaway: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

  In celebration of the paperback release of Emily Croy Barker’s The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, the publisher is letting me give away one copy of the book. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.  The giveaway is US only and will run until September 5.  The winnerRead more

Giveaway: “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert

The signature of all things

  One book that’s new to my TBR pile is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.  It’s about a woman living in the 1800s who discovers a passion for science and becomes a botanist.  Sounds pretty cool, right?  Yay women in science!  I’ve never read anything by Elizabeth Gilbert before, but her memoirRead more

Giveaway: “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

the book of life

As many of you know, The Book of Life comes out on July 15.  I’ve been incredibly excited about the conclusion to this trilogy and can’t wait to read and review it!  😀 I’m delighted to be able to offer a giveaway of the book.  The giveaway will be open from now until July 14,Read more