Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blogfest winner!!! Sorry for the delay.....


Sorry for the delay in announcing my giveaway winner...but here it is...

the winner is.....

Inspired Kathy
I am a Reader not a Writer

Congrats !!!

I will be emailing the winner and they have 48hrs to respond back. If they do not, a new winner will be announced!!!

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter and are now following me!!!!

Due to my busy schedule..I didn't have a giveaway for the Blogger Week...BUT...check back tomorrow, Sunday...I will hopefully have a book review and possibly a giveaway set up for next week!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Sept. 13 - 17!!!

Ok...I totally forgot about this!!! I was a part of this fun event last year and it was a blast!!! So, I am going to have to have another giveaway!! But what to give away!!! I am going to have to sleep on it...and put up a post Tuesday afternoon!!

Make sure to check out the Book Blogger Appreciation Blog !!!

Come back tomorrow!!!! See you then!

Blogfest is over!! Thank you all!!

I am totally overwhelmed!! I want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for entering my Blogfest 2010 giveaway! and for stopping by my blog! I hope many of you will come back and check out my reviews and other odds and ends I post!!! I loved seeing ALL the blogs involved in Blogfest...a lot of fun and different blogs out there!!

I was blown away by how many entries I got, so I am apologizing now that it is going to take me a couple days to have the winner announcement!! It was fun reading everyone's answer to what book was #1 on your TBR list. I am going to compile a list of the books, which should be fun to see all of them and which book was mentioned the most!!

Thank you to Cinnamon Brown at A Journey of Books for organizing Blogfest 2010!!!!

Have a good week everyone!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett


Stoneham, New Hampshire, was a dying town until community leaders invited booksellers to open shop. Now, its streets are lined with bookstores--and paved with murder…

When she moved to Stoneham, city-slicker Tricia Miles was met with friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met with friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased--and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries--and hunt down someone who isn’t killing by the book…

I love cozy mysteries!!! I had been wanting to read this book and the rest of this series for a while, so I finally decided to make them my 'purse book'!! What is that? Well, I keep the book only in my purse and read it only when I am at work on break or somewhere waiting and needing to pass the time.

Murder is Binding is the first book of the series called "A Booktown Mystery" by Lorna Barrett. It has all the things I love in it. A strong single woman, a bookstore, a small town and a murder to solve! I could live in this book and be very happy (except I would change Tricia's cat to a dog if I lived there). The author has written some great quirky characters that make you smile and laugh throughout the book. The mystery of who-dun-it is very well written and makes you wonder who it is up until the very end of the story. Sister rivalry, a sheriff that holds grudges and men who only think of business are only a few side stories that fill the many pages of this murder mystery.

I am already reading the next book in the series "Bookmarked for Death" and am enjoying it just as much!!


4 out of 5 stars!!! Go buy it now!!!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bitten by Books Blogfest Giveaway!!

Head on over to Bitten By Books to enter her giveaway for Blogfest!! Her prize is a Kindle 3! and she has a lot of ways to get extra points! BBB is also a really great blog! So take a moment to look it over!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review: The Wild Irish Sea by Loucinda McGary


Drawn together by a force they can't resist...

The telepathic image of her twin brother fighting for his life sends Amber O'Neill rushing to the rocky shores of Ireland. Desperate to find him, she turns to reclusive local inspector Kevin Hennessey.

Bound together with a passion as relentless as the tide...

His past full of pain, Kevin has withdrawn from the world. But when the rain-drenched American appears on his doorstep with her wild tales of danger, something more than her sensuous beauty makes it impossible for him to turn her away.

The wildness of the sea, the mystery of a selkie prince, and a dangerous band of ruthless smugglers bring two lost souls together in a connection of mind, body, and spirit that can't be denied.


I highly recommend this new book by Loucinda McGary!! I've read both "Wild Sight" and "The Treasures of Venice" (see my reviews in this blog) and once again the author pulls you in to a story about 2 main characters that are drawn to one another by forces unknown to them. An Irish man, American woman, Amber..,both struggling with issues from their past, must work together to find Amber's brother before it's too late. The description of the landscape and town's of Ireland are beautifully written. I am ready to leave for Ireland NOW!!

With the mix of paranormal, mystery and romance, this book will be enjoyed by many readers. Ok, well..especially those of us that like those "Irish guys!!" Keep writing them Loucinda!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!!!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Are you ready?? Blogfest 2010 has begun!!! GIVEAWAY time !!!!!


Welcome everyone to Blogfest 2010!!!! Join the fun of seeing all the book blogs that are out there to read and enjoy (as far as I can see over 260 in just this blogfest!)!

There is a list of all the blogs involved and all about the giveaways over at A Journey of Books. Make sure to start at the beginning of the list and hop from one blog to the next (each will link to the next blog in line). For example, after checking out my blog #237, please make sure to hop on over to Biz Mommy #238 to see their blog and giveaway!!!

I've been away for a while, but am back to doing reviews!!! So I am hoping this will rejuvenate my readership and get others to come back! I've got alot of good reviews coming up!!!!

Now time for the fun!!!!!


I am going to be giving away to one winner.....a......

$20.00 Amazon e-gift card !!!!!!

Contest rules:

1. Just leave me a comment with what book is #1 on you TBR list that you might get using the gift card. PLEASE make sure to leave your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win! No can win :-) This will give you one entry!!

2. Follow my blog - one extra entry

3. Follow my blog on Facebook - one extra entry ( go to Allison's Attic Page on Facebook)

4. Tweet about this giveaway - one extra entry ( please comment using link to tweet)

5. This giftcard is only valid for use on ( so only enter if you have access to using this u.s. site and u.s. dollars).

6. Contest runs from 12am Fri. Sept 10th - 11:59pm Sun Sept 12th. (EST)

Thanks for entering ....and I hope you enjoy the BLOGFEST 2010!!!

Please come back soon!!! New review will be up on Saturday!!!!