Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Your Invited: Video Chat with Kerrelyn Sparks!

On Monday, October 22nd from 8pm-9pm ET, Avon Romance will be hosting a live video chat with author Kerrelyn Sparks to discuss: The Forbidden Lady.

This book was her debut novel, originally titled For Love or Country, but is being re-released as an Avon Impulse ebook titled: The Forbidden Lady. 

The Kindle Edition of this book is currently priced at the AWESOME price of $4.74 and the Nook Book is $4.99.

If you would like a chance to meet Ms. Sparks in person and chat with her about this book or any of her other books, please use the following link to RSVP to the Video Chat via Shindig!

I hope to see some of your smiling faces during this video chat!

Until next time....  HAPPY READING!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Lady Risks All- by Stephanie Laurens

I was given advanced access to the eARC of The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens last month, thanks to my very cool Avon Addict status. I also participated in a very cool Addict exclusive web chat with Ms. Laurens (one of my all time favorite historical authors) and was able to ask her questions about her process in writing this book, and to grill her a little about her next book in the Cynster Series.. "And then She Fell"- to be released on March 2013. 

The Lady Risks All went on sale on September 25th and is in the top 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Paperback Mass Market Fiction. has the Kindle Edition listed for $6.99 and the paperback edition for $7.99, The Nook Book and paperback edition is currently priced at $7.99 at  Below is my review of The Lady Risks All. 

If you want to take a chance and "risk all", this might be a good place to start :) 
Happy Reading! 

The Lady Risks All- Review by MommyIves

Neville Roscoe was not always Neville Roscoe, he was born Lord Julian Delbraith, Males in his family are susceptible to a gambling addiction, only Lord Julian was the exception, he was actually a good gambler. His older brother commits suicide and leaves the family in imminent financial ruin, Lord Julian gives up his life to save his siblings and nephew from ruin and secretly becomes Neville Roscoe the successful gambling kingpin

Lady Miranda Clifford also has a family "curse", members of her family who have given into impropriety have lost their lives. Upon the death of her mother she and her younger brother Roderick lived with her two spinster Aunts, who constantly remind her of her need to remain untarnished and proper.

Miranda has spent most of her life taking care of Roderick and just when she thinks he is of an age to not need her constant mothering, he disappears. With no other choice she turns to her neighbor the illustrious Roscoe to help her find her brother. Roscoe agrees to help Miranda find her brother and along the way he finds it harder and harder to hide his true identity. Will he open up to her? Will she give up her fear of impropriety for a chance at real love?

This book was another Laurens masterpiece for me. Her characterizations are wonderful and descriptions are so detailed, she paints a beautiful picture in your mind. There are several characters in the book that I hope to see again, in particular- Jordan (please write his story for us Mrs. Laurens). This book is one of her more lengthy  (496 pages), if you enjoy a great period romance that you can really sink your teeth into this is the book for you.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hi! My name is Melissa and I am an Avon Addict!

I have always been an avid reader! Some of my fondest childhood memories are weekly trips to the local library with my mom and dad. Bedtime stories were never repeated in our house, we had new books every single night!

The first romance book I remember reading was Jude Devereaux's book, The Princess. I was a freshman in high school and I found this book in the bottom of a box while helping clean out my godmother's basement. I started reading the book and found myself sitting in the basement propped up against a box two hours later still mesmerized, by the end of that week I had tracked down all of her other published books and had checked out as many as I could find from our local library. I still buy every one of her books on the day it goes on sale!

Since then, I have discovered so many awesome authors that are part of my regular following, authors like Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lori Foster, Rachel Gibson, Deirdre Martin, Kat Martin, J.R. Ward and the list goes on and on and on... I also love browsing book sites and blogs looking for other authors that just might make my favorite list some day!

I was recently selected to be a part of the Fall of 2012's class of Avon Addicts! FINALLY I am being rewarded for all of my crazy book buying and reading! I am super excited to be asked to be a part of this amazing program.

Over the next six months, I will receive care packages from Avon Romance with early copies of books to read, review and even some to share! I have also been granted access to eARC (Electronic Advanced Review Copies-this was new terminology for me) of other books. My first care package was AMAZING! See the photo below!

I am new to the blogosphere, So please be patient with me, I hope to build this blog into a fun place that you will want to visit often when you are in search of something new to read, or a great deal on a book and hope to also have lots of cool giveaways as well!  Tell your friends and follow my blog..

Until next time, HAPPY READING!