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Bloggin for the Pitties Giveaway #1

Welcome to the first giveaway for Bloggin for the Pits! To raise the $500 for Villalobos we would have to raise about $21 a week. Our goal for the next 2 weeks is $42, and if we can make it to $60 before the end of the giveaway I will give away 2 sets of prizes. In addition to this giveaway, you will be entered for the giveaways at the end of the blog-a-thon. This giveaway is now live and will end on March 7th! Up for grabs……

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (ebook)

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers abarbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love – one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY

The first book in a captivating trilogy, Veronica Rossi’s enthralling debut sweeps you into an unforgettable adventure.


Everneath by Ashton Brodi (ebook)

Everneath (Everneath, #1)

Synopsis from Goodreads

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned–to her old life, her family, her boyfriend–before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance–and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.

You can earn entries a variety of ways. I will be using to draw the winner(s). Leave a comment for each entry that you complete. You can earn 2+ entries. If you do one of each of the below you can earn 7 entries!

MANDATORY:  For every dollar you donate you get 2 enteries. Donate HERE. Just comment that you donated, and I will check the donation amount.

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OPTIONAL: Referrals! Each referral with gain you another entry! No limits, but the person entering will have to comment that you referred them!

Good luck! Remember, the winner will have 48 hours to notify me upon winning. After 48 hours a new winner will be drawn!

Disclosure: If entries are done falsely, the participants entries will be void. Giveaways are worldwide, unless otherwise noted. Subject to all federal, state and local laws/regulations.



The Secret Lives of the Four Wives

Attempting to rise above the secrets of her past, Bolanle, a university graduate, marries Baba Segi, who promises her everything in exchange for agreeing to become his fourth wife. Thus she enters into a polygamous world filled with expensive clothes, a generous monthly allowance…and three Segi wives who disapprove of the newest, youngest, most educated addition to the family. There’s Iya Femi, a fiery vixen with a taste for money; Iya Tope, a shy woman whose kindness is eclipsed by terror; and Iya Segi, the first, most lethal, and merciless of them all.

Bolanle quickly becomes Baba Segi’s prized possession…until her very presence unlocks a secret that the other wives have long since guarded, and unleashing it could change life as they know it. **Goodreads**

4/5 stars. I really enjoyed reading each persons point of view on how an addition had effected the family. You also get background information on the characters which help understand how they have become the person they are and the secrets they hold.

Leave a comment on this post by Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST to be entered into a drawing to win this book. One person will be chosen randomly using I enter names when using So please make sure you put a last initial or something to identify you from others. You may receive additional entries by “liking” us on Facebook (A Life in Books), following the blog, and for referrals. You must leave a comment for each item you have done. For referrals make sure who you refers lets me know in their comment that they were referred by you.

Update: Instead of a list of books, you can either choose the book that is above, or one of the 2 items below:

$5 Book Depository gift card
$5 Amazon gift card

Up for grabs is a paperback copy of Crimson Wind (Horngate Witches #2) by Diana Pharaoh Francis. You can get addition entries for referrals and for liking our facebook page A Life in Books. Leave a comment below with the best book you have read so far this year!  I will allow up to 5 enteries each. So if you leave a comment, “like” on facebook, and refer 3 people you will have 5 entries. Since I still have the book and not enough people I will continue this contest until March 30th. A winner will be announced April 5th (sorry, I’m moving on the 31st so the winner announcement will be delayed. At this time the contest is for US residents only! Please help spread the word! **UPDATE** I am going to make this an international contest! **

Slipping Reality by Emily Beaver

Description from Amazon:

July 15, 2011
In a time of hardship and heartbreak, sometimes, reality just isn’t enough. Slipping Reality is the story of fourteen-year-old Katelyn Emerson, who, when faced with the glaring reality of her brother’s illness, rebels against the truth by slipping away into the depths of her own imagination. There, she finds the kind of support and comfort she feels she deserves. There, she does not have to feel so alone. And yet, as Katelyn’s grasp on reality begins to unravel, so too does the story of a girl who grew up too fast and fell apart too soon. Emily Beaver’s debut novel is a coming of age story that deals with the trials of young grief, insight, and growth where it’s least expected.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146342714X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463427146

My Review

2 stars – it was OK

This book was first written by the author when she was 14 years old. For the age the book was pretty good. I was over half the book before I actually got into it. It was lacking creativity in the beginning. I would recommend this for pre-teens/early teens. Especially if they are dealing with a similar situation.

After a night out gone wrong, Alexandra Jones becomes the first vampire/werewolf hybrid in this supernatural love story. Saved from death by Nathan, a shape-shifter, helps Alex stay hidden from the other hybrids so she doesn’t become their way of reproducing. This tale tells about their time together.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 441 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Night Publishing (January 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070RVB1S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
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