Showcase Sunday #103

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 10-17-15

Won
Six Of Crows (Six Of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo from Jessica at A Great Read – AAAHHH! This is so pretty. The sides of the pages are black. Also, did I mention that it’s signed? Because it’s signed!

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
The Arrangement Part 1 by H M WardFrenched by Melanie Harlow
The Arrangement: Part 1 (The Arrangement #1) by H M Ward – I’ve heard great things about this!
Frenched (Frenched #1) by Melanie Harlow – I just love the cover!

AUDIO BOOKS
For Review
Audible
Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Heir Of Fire (Throne Of Glass #3) by Sarah J Maas – I’ve already started this one! I’m not completely loving the new perspectives yet, but I’m sure Mass will have me loving them by the end.

SWAG
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First, I went out of my way to make sure you can see those images well. You can click and zoom in the see the details in all their glory. The Renaissance Festival is in town (well, not my town, but about an hour away from me) and my mom was nice enough to pay my way to go. I bought all three of these amps there. There was a map maker that had a ton of hand-drawn maps. He had real places as well as fictional, but obviously I was much more interested in the fictional. Along with the ones I got, which were the Maurader’s Map (WITH MY NAME ON IT!), a map of all the Quidditch teams in the world, and a map of Panem, he also had Wonderland, Hogsmead, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Westeros, Equestria, Skyrim, and ssssoo many more that I wanted. Narrowing down my selection was pretty easy. There was a decent sized clearance stack for $5 each and these all came from there. They have minor issues, like lightly visible pencil lines or a small stain, but I’m totally fine with that. I love them. I can’t wait to frame them and see how awesome they look in my library!

That’s all for me this week, but it was a pretty great week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #102

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 10-10-15

For Review
Cold-Hearted Rake (Cold-Hearted Rake #1) by Lisa Kleypas – AAAHHHHH. I’m ssssoooo excited about this. Lisa Kleypas was one of the authors that got me into historical romances and I can’t wait to dig into this new novel.

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Divide by Jessa RussoThe Other Side Of Someday by Carey Heywood
Divide by Jessa Russo – I adores Jessa Russo’s Ever series and I just love the cover of this one.
The Other Side Of Heaven (Carolina Days #1) by Carey Heywood – Free, interesting, no further explanation needed.

SWAG
Swag 10-10-15
This was a complete surprised when this showed up in my mailbox this week. It’s the promo bracelet for Tellulah Darling’s newest novel, Get Real. A novel that is just as awesome as her previous work, by the way. I’m participating in the blog tour for it later this month, so you’ll get my review then, but just know that it’s fantastic….and I love the bracelet. If I could get away with wearing it at work, I’d never take it off!

That’s all for me this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #101

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 10-3-15

Won
Hard Love (Hacker #5) by Meredith Wild – I’ve heard great things about this series!

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Unbroken by Melody Grace
Unbroken (Beachwood Bay #1) by Melody Grace – Free, sounds interesting, enough said.

That’s it for me this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #100

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 9-19-15

Won
Uprooted by Naomi Novik from Eli Squared – I’m so excited about this! I’ve been hearing amazing things about this novel and the cover is so pretty!

Purchased
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4) by Tessa Dare – I just recently finished When A Scot Ties The Knot by Dare and absolutely loved it. Now I want to read all Dare’s work and this was in my local used bookstore. It was in near perfect condition, but then the cashier dropped it and ripped the spine at the top. 😦

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Our Kind Of Love by Shane Morgan
Our Kind Of Love by Shane Morgan – Pretty cover, interesting summary, cost is zero dollars, gimme.

AUDIO BOOKS
For Review
Audible
Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Crown Of Midnight (Throne Of Glass #2) by Sarah J Maas – I really loved Throne Of Glass, so I’m ecstatic to continue the series. It’s so enrapturing and Elizabeth Evans is a fantastic narrator.

SWAG
Swag 9-19-15
I’m signed up to help Gena Showalter make it possible for people to buy autographed copies of her latest book when it comes out. Here are all the bookplates I’ll be out applying on Tuesday when A Mad Zombie Party releases!

That’s it for me this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #99

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Solace by Therin knite
Solace by Therin Knite – No real reason here, it was free and that’s basically it.

Won
Clear by Jessica Park
Clear by Jessica Park from Jessica Park – I cannot believe I won this one. Normally, I HATE those Facebook/Twitter/Instagram giveaways where the winner is the first however many people to comment on the post. I’m rarely ever online at the right time. By the time I see them, the competition is well over. But magically, I was on Facebook at the exact moment Jessica posted this giveaway and I was one of the first 20 to comment. I’m so excited about it. I LOVED Flat-Out Celeste and I can’t wait to read more of her work.

For Review
From Author
The Libby Garrett Intervention by Kelly Oram
The Libby Garrett Intervention (Science Squad) by Kelly Oram – AAAHHHH! I loved The Avery Shaw Experiment and I cannot wait to start this!

That’s it this week. It’s definitely a quality over quantity week! I’m so excited about all of these though and I can’t wait to get started. What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #98

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 9-12-15

Won
Single Volume 1 (Single #1) by Lyra Parish – I really like the cover for this! The blue lettering just pops on it!

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Come, The Dark by Rebecca HamiltonWicked by Gregory Maguire
Come The Dark (Forever Girl #2) by Rebecca Hamilton – I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I had to have this one as well!
Wicked (The Wicked Years #1) by Gregory Maguire – I don’t know why this is free, but I’m taking full advantage. It’s a book I’ve been interested in for a quite a while.

AUDIO BOOKS
For Review
Audible
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Throne Of Glass (Throne Of Glass #1) by Sarah J Maas – The noise I made when I got this probably wasn’t human. I’ve been dying to read this series since I finished A Court Of Thorns & Roses. I’ve already started it and I’m already really enjoying it!

SWAG
Swag 9-12-15
I got a little bit of swag with the copy of Single Volume One and a little from a very small signing I went to this weekend. Megan Miranda was randomly at my local Books-A-Million yesterday, so I stopped by to say hello! The tote isn’t new, just her signature is!

I couldn’t be happier with this week’s haul. What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #97

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 9-5-15

Purchased
City Of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare – I made a whole spiel when I bought the paperback copy of this that I would just be satisfied with the paperbacks because I have them ALL in paperback. There is no need to try to find them all in hardcover and re-buy them, right? Well, this was $2, less than I paid for the paperback and I couldn’t say no. I’ve already added all the hardcovers to my Amazon wishlist.
Tenth Grade Bleeds (The Chronicles Of Vladimir Tod #3) by Heather Brewer – I finally completed the series! Tenth Grade Bleeds was actually the first of the series I bought, but after finding all the others in paperback, I gave my hardcover to my sister with the plan to buy a paperback. It just took a bit longer than expected to get my hands on it.

Avon Addicts
Playing Dirty (Bad Boys Undercover #1) by Helenkay Dimon – This sounds intriguing. I can’t wait to give it a shot.
Playing Dirty (Bad Boys Undercover #1) by Helenkay Dimon – And I might have an extra copy or two to give away!
Exit Strategy (EXIT Inc #1) by Lena Diaz – Just the basic description of this has me interested. Plus, I love reading things set in NC, makes me feel right at home!
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips – A modern-day Jane Eyre? That has promise. I might have downloaded the audiobook for this and I’m really enjoying it.
Her Lucky Cowboy (Montana Men #3) by Jennifer Ryan – Awkward girl gets the guy? Gimme!
When A Scot Ties The Knot (Castles Ever After #3) by Tessa Dare – This sounds hilarious! A girl fakes a Scottish suitor, going so far as to write fake love letters, and then the imaginary man shows up on her doorstep? The Julia Quinn recommendation on the front doesn’t hurt. 😉
The Perils Of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green #1) by Julie Anne Long – The heroine kidnaps the hero? That alone is enough to entice me. Besides, I love a good historical romance.
Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green #2) by Julie Anne Long – Soon to be disgraced debutante husband hunting at a house party? Sounds interesting.
Since The Surrender (Pennyroyal Green #3) by Julie Anne Long – More historical goodness!
I Kissed An Earl (Pennyroyal Green #4) by Julie Anne Long – It looks like I will be able to binge on this series once I start it.
What I Did For A Duke (Pennyroyal Green #5) by Julie Anne Long – Revenge plots that are doomed to fail? Interesting…especially if it involves kissing!
How The Marquess Was Won (Pennyroyal Green #6) by Julie Anne Long – OOOO…another blurb by Julia Quinn. Enough said.
A Notorious Countess Confesses (Pennyroyal Green #7) by Julie Anne Long – The description hooked me at the word “courtesan.”
It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green #8) by Julie Anne Long – More historical goodness!
Between The Devil And Ian Eversea (Pennyroyal Green #9) by Julie Anne Long – And this ends the Julie Anne Long starter kit!

AUDIO BOOKS
Purchased
Audible
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips – I don’t know how, but I magically had a credit on my account. I seriously don’t know where it came from, but I used to to buy this and I’m already loving it. It’s very funny, which is exactly what I was in the mood for.

SWAG
Swag 9-5-15
These are the other goodies I got in my first Avon Addicts care package. I especially love the USB charger.

I have a great week. I’m so grateful to the people at Avon for admitting me into the Addicts program and I look forward to devouring all of these amazing books! What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #96

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 8-29-15

Won
Hello, I Love You by Katie M Stout from The Mod Podge Bookshelf – I’m so happy to have a copy of this. I loved this book. It’s cute and sweet and has the cutest cover ever.

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
You Are Mine by Janeal Falor
You Are Mine (Mine #1) by Janeal Falor – I really enjoyed this novel, so I had to grab another copy while it was free!

For Review
NetGalley
This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver
This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver – The plan was to stay up most of the night Saturday binge reading this, but I was interrupted. I only got about 15% in, but it’s very good so far!

AUDIO BOOKS
For Review
Audible
Breathless In Love by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully
Breathless In Love (The Maverick Billionaires #1) by Bella Andre & Jennifer Skully – So far, so good! It’s a little slow and a little dull right now, but most of them are in the very beginning.

That’s it for me this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #95

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 8-22-15

For Review
Only A Kiss (The Survivor’s Club #6) by Mary Balogh – I’ve had mixed feelings about this series thus far. I didn’t enjoy Only Enchanting overly much, but I did enjoy Only A Promise. We’ll see where this falls!

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Dirty Angels by Karina Halle
Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1) by Karina Halle – My sister loves this book, so I couldn’t not grab it when it was free.

AUDIO BOOKS
For Review
Audible
Never Never Part 2 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Never Never Part 2 (Never Never #2) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher – I’ve already finished this and I so need the next one!

That’s it for me this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #94

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Bisciuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 8-15-15

Won
Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle #2) by Rachel Hawkins from Reader, Writer, Critic – I really enjoyed Rebel Belle and am very excited to see where the story goes!
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg from Reader, Writer, Critic – “When Harry Met Sally for teens”? Gimme. GIMME NOW. When Harry Met Sally was one of my favorite movies!
Under The Spotlight (The Jamieson Collection #3) by Angie Stanton from Reader, Writer, Critic – I don’t really know much about this, but I’m excited about it anyway!
Trollhunters (Trollhunters #1) by Guillermo Del Toro & Daniel Kraus from Books With Bite – I can’t believe I won this. This book sounds so entertaining!

For Review
The Duke Can Go To The Devil (Prelude To A Kiss #3) by Erin Knightley – I LOVE the UK covers to this whole series!

DIGITAL BOOKS
For Review
From Author
Joni Underway by Kelly Oram & Jonathan Harrow
Joni, Underway by Kelly Oram & Jonathan Harrow – I’m excited to see what Kelly does with the adult genre!

AUDIO BOOKS
For Review
Audible
Never Never Part 1 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Never Never – Part 1 (Never Never #1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher – I’m SSSSOOOOO excited about this. I’ve been dying to read this but haven’t gotten around to it. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Audible for providing this for me. I can’t wait to get started.

Swag
Swag 8-15-15
Along with the copy of Trollhunters, I also won this awesome hoodie and button. I’m sssssooo excited about it! I also won this gorgeous photograph from a gallery in Asheville.

That’s all for me this week! What did you get? Let me know in the comments!

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