Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another contest(s) for you!

Okay, everyone needs to check out Princess Bookie, because she's having some major contests for her read-a-thon. She got so many responses for authors and others for books to give away she had to start on them early!

But I'm here to tell you about one contest for ARCs, the one I desperately want. I love Advanced copies of books.. I love the unfinished cover, I like the colors they come in (I've had yellow, black and shiny, pink, etc) and frankly.. I'm a sucker for how they look on my shelf. ARCs and Swag are two of my weaknesses.. and, well.. Books in general are a big weakness. So check out this particular contest at

Much love and books (hopefully) to you all!
~Morning Glow

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Review of 'How to catch and keep a vampire" by Diana Laurence!

Ah! Finally, you say - a review! Yes, I know. It's been forever, but... well, I just don't want to get into it. On with the good part!

From the back of the book:
" Who needs a book on dating a vampire? Well, Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse to name just two... Bella and Sookie are fortunate to have vampire boyfriends. But what the heroines of Twilight and True Blood don't have - and could use - is some advice on getting along with them. Everything they and every other red-blooded American girl (and guy) wants to know about finding a dreamy blood- drinker and keeping him is within How to Catch and Keep a Vampire: A Step-by-Step Guide to Loving the Bad and the Beautiful"

My thoughts: Well, I definitely enjoyed this book, and found myself smiling while reading it. And it's not just FAQs and answers, oh no.. there are case studies! As well as Diana Laurence's own person experiences with some vampires. And! I shall share with you the secret of the red ribbon... if you wear a red, satin ribbon on your right wrist, it's a sign for vampires, so they know you know they exist, and you're more likely to attract a good (or bad!) vampire. But if you wear the ribbon on the left wrist.. you're likely to attract an evil vampire. One that would rather kill you than keep you as their sex goddess, I mean.. lover. There are some things, especially near the end, that I didn't exactly agree with, in regards to turning, keeping your mortal boyfriend even though you're also dating a vampire, etc. But it was still a fun read. I especially liked the section about taming a vampire - why, you ask? To put it simply, she explains you can't tame a vampire! Sure, all us vampire addicts knew that, but it's always amusing to hear stories/case studies of people trying!

Are you running out to get a red satin ribbon yet? I was! I'm surprised I haven't seen more promotion for this book. I thought it was an interesting idea, and great for any vampire-lover. And I'd love to see people wearing red satin ribbons become a trend.

I'm going to give this book a FOUR out of FIVE. I enjoyed it, I'm recommending it to some people, it's interesting and well written. Yep, definitely a four. That's it for now, check back soon (I hope! Darn you real life!) for another review.

Happy reading!
~Morning Glow

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Book recieved free of charge via a promotion on a blog, no review required - I am reviewing it of my own free will.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Be in a book!


Urban fantasy romance author Jaime Rush is giving you the chance to have your name in a nationally-published book as a way of thanking you for your support, being a friend, or just being you. There is no contest, no "lucky" winner. You're all winners! Tell your friends, too. Go to her website ( or MySpace page ( and sign up by October 30th!

A Cool Contest for Readers and Writers –A little fame & a little fortune!
Jaime Rush (aka Tina Wainscott) is celebrating the second book in her urban fantasy romance series, OUT OF THE DARKNESS (Avon), with her Kick Butt First Line contest. Shocking, suspenseful, funny…make us want more! Cash prizes! Contest runs from through November 1, 2009. For aspiring authors, it's a chance to get your name out there and add a "win" to your bio. For readers, it's a chance to play at being a writer. For details, and to check out the entries, go to and click on the Contest link.

I've already done it, maybe you should too! And spread the word!
Happy Reading!
Morning Glow