A Note:

6/2/13

I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles.

https://twitter.com/Book_Faery

And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3322973-tori-book-faery

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)

xoxo
Tori

Sunday, July 25, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Taken by the Others by Jess Haines

CALLING ALL URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW BLOGGERS:

Want to review an ARC of Taken by the Others, book 2 of the H&W Investigations by Jess Haines? 

Yes?  Well you're in luck!  Jess is offering 5 ARCs to 5 lucky bloggers!

Snippet of TBTO




Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest’s most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she’s dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia–for very different reasons.

Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce’s interest is a lot more personal. That’s not sitting well with Shia’s werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she’s discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties–and even her desires…



For more information about TBTO, please refer here.


So are you interested?  Are you a blogger?  Good! 
Please follow the guidelines below, and you might receive a copy of the second book!


Please answer the following in your comment:
  1. Do you have a book review blog?
  2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books?
  3. Where do you live?  (Please state which country)
  4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?
  5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of  Taken by the Others?
  6. Please provide your email.
  7. Please provide your blog's URL.
  8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews?  (IE: Amazon, Goodreads, etc)
  9. Have anything else to say? 


Fine Print:  These ARCs are REVIEW COPIES intended for book review bloggers ONLY!  Please do not leave a comment if you: 1) don't have a book review blog; 2) don't typically enjoy Urban Fantasy books; 3) do not have the intention of reading and reviewing this book.  Supplies are limited.  Not everyone is guaranteed a copy.  The contest will close when Jess has chosen her 5 bloggers.  Either Jess or I will email the winners.

40 comments:

  1. 1. Yes www.bibliophilicbookblog.com
    2. Yes
    3. USA
    4. No I haven't and yes I would.
    5. mojo09226(AT)yahoo.com
    6. www.bibliophilicbookblog.com
    7. Goodreads and Librarything

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  2. 1- I do have a review blog
    2- We review all genres
    3- I live in the US
    4- I have not read Book 1
    5- Yes,I would go and buy it
    6- info@indiependentbooks.com
    7- www.indiependentbooks.com/blog
    8- goodreads and library thing
    9- thank you for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  3. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yes
    3. Where do you live? (Please state which country) MD, USA
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? No
    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? Yes
    6. Please provide your email. jackie (at) insanehussein (dot) com
    7. Please provide your blog's URL. http://insanehussein.com
    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (IE: Amazon, Goodreads, etc) Goodreads
    9. Have anything else to say? Please choose me Tori cuz I'M ON A MOTHERFUCKING BOAT *angel face*

    ReplyDelete
  4. 1. Yes I have a book review blog. The site is...
    Sizzlinghotbooks.blogspot.com
    2. Yes I read Urban Fantasy. I love it.
    3. W.V. USA
    4. Yes I read the first book and I really enjoyed it.
    5. I already own it.
    6. MDobson84@gmail.com
    7. sizzlinghotbooks.blogspot.com
    8. I also post my reviews on goodreads, amazon, and librarything.
    9. I would also love to do an interview with Jess Haines if she is interested sometime.
    Marissa

    ReplyDelete
  5. 1. Yes
    2. Yup
    3. USA
    4. No
    5. I already have it, and am planning on reading it in the next few days.
    6. ArcadiaWearsPrada@yahoo.com
    7. http://braintasia.blogspot.com/
    8. Goodreads, Amazon, and Librarything
    9. Reviewing this ARC would be an awesome opportunity for my blog, thanks for the chance!

    Cade

    ReplyDelete
  6. 1. Yup!
    2. Yes!
    3. Ontario, Canada
    4. Nope
    5. Yes!!
    6. natasha AT likeminds DOT ca
    7. http://mydisorganizedramblings.blogspot.com
    8. Goodreads
    9. Nope :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. 1. Yes, I have a review blog!
    2. I love to read UF books!
    3. TX, USA
    4. I have read Hunted by the Others
    5. I own the book
    6. khelseabrasuel@gmail.com
    7. http://onceuponareview.blogspot.com
    8. Im going to be posting my reviews on goodreads soon
    9. Thanks for the giveaway

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. 1. Yes I do.
    2. I love them!
    3. Ontario, Canada
    4. No
    5. I own it though, just haven't had a chance to read it yet.
    6. lostforwords.cl@gmail.com
    7. www.lostforwords-corrine.blogspot.com
    8. I usually post my book reviews on my blog, goodreads, amazon.com, amazon.ca, and chapters.indigo.ca.
    9. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Would love to review Taken by the Others. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. 1. Yes, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
    2. Maybe, I'm not entirely sure, but I am interested in trying different kinds of books.
    3. US
    4. No.
    5. Yeah!
    6. hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com
    7. hauntedorchid.blogspot.com
    8. Shelfari.com
    9. Thanks, this sounds like a really interesting series. ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  10. 1. Yes, I do.
    2. Absolutely.
    3. Missouri, USA.
    4. No.
    5. Definitely.
    6. amanda65619@yahoo.com
    7. http://anotherbookjunkie.blogspot.com
    8. Goodreads.
    9. Thank you for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  11. 1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. USA
    4. Currently reading it right now.
    5.
    6. goldeneyeddragon@gmail.com
    7. www.shera-bookwhispers.blogspot.com
    8. Goodreads. I also announce all reviews on http://bookblog.ning.com
    9. I'm really loving the first book so far, and I really appreciate the chance to get my hands on the second one! Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  12. 1. Yes - Manda's Movements
    2. Yes - Love em!
    3. Australia
    4. Not yet
    5. Most definitely
    6. mula86 @ gmail.com
    7. http://mandasmovements.blogspot.com/
    8. Yes - Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3153054
    9. I hope I win :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. 1. Yes - Maybe Tomorrow
    2. Yep!
    3. Vancouver, Canada
    4. Not Yet
    5. Definitely
    6. xmaybetomorrow @ gmail.com
    7. http://www.maybe-tomorrow.net
    8. Goodreads, LibaryThing, Amazon, Chapters, Book Depository
    9. Thanks for offering this opportunity and highlighting a series I've yet to read and look forward to finding out more about it!

    ReplyDelete
  14. ease answer the following in your comment:

    1. Yes! A Great Book Is The Cheapest Vacation
    2. For sure!!!
    3. Canada
    4. Nope, but my friend bought it and said it was good.. so now I am going to!
    5. Definitely!
    6. natashajennex(at)gmail(dot)com
    7. http://bookmarkyourthoughts.blogspot.com/
    8. Goodreads, Amazon and just started Google!
    9. Amazing synopsis, and great cover art. I love Arcs and reviewing, and I really hope I win!! Plus my friend wants to read it also! hehe

    ReplyDelete
  15. 1. Yes
    2. Yes!
    3. PA (US)
    4. Not yet
    5. Definitely
    6. PolarisGreen[at]gmail[dot]com
    7. Read My Mind at:
    www.AliseOnLife.blogspot.com
    8. GoodReads, would also consider B&N and
    The Book Depository
    9. If I am chosen, I'd love the chance to
    have Jess Haines guest post on my blog,
    or answer a few interview questions.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hiya Tori! Thanks for giving me a heads up about this ARC. Unfortunately I am up to my eyeballs at the moment so I'm no good to you right now :)

    Re-posted your ARC giveaway at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/07/get-your-hands-on-arc-of-taken-by.html

    Hopefully it'll get you more book bloggers to join in.

    Goodluck to everybody else entering!

    ReplyDelete
  17. - Do you have a book review blog?
    yes (http://mcpigpearls.blogspot.com/)
    - Do you read Urban Fantasy books?
    Yes
    - Where do you live? (Please state which country)
    The Netherlands
    - Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?
    Not yet, but it's on my tbr list
    - If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others?
    Yes
    - Please provide your email.
    bersaba_berkley(at)yahoo(dot)com
    - Please provide your blog's URL.
    http://mcpigpearls.blogspot.com/
    - Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (IE: Amazon, Goodreads, etc)
    Goodreads
    - Have anything else to say?
    Can't think of anything right now

    ReplyDelete
  18. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes, Ex Libris (www.stella-exlibris.com)
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yes, my favourite genre to read!
    3. Where do you live? Hungary (Europe)
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? Not yet but it is on my TBR shelf, I would get my butt in gear and read it in time to review the 2nd book.
    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? I alraedy have Hunted by the Others and would put it at top of my to read list if I received book #2 to review.
    6. Please provide your email. stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com
    7. Please provide your blog's URL. www.stella-exlibris.com
    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? Amazon (US and UK), Goodreads, The Book Rabbit, and I can also post on any other site upon request
    9. Have anything else to say? Thank you for this fantastic opportunity and congrats Jess on the upcoming release of Taken by the Others!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes.

    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Of course.
    3. Where do you live? Malaysia.
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? Not yet.
    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? I will try to do so. The nearest bookstore to my home is an one-hour drive away.
    6. Please provide your email.aikychien at yahoo dot com
    7. Please provide your blog's URL.
    Shared blog: http://the-bookaholics.blogspot.com/
    Personal blog: http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/
    [I post reviews on both blogs.]
    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? [Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository and Simon & Schuster UK (if applicable)]
    9. Have anything else to say? Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. 1. Yes. www.onceuponatwilight.com

    2. Yes i do read Urban Fantasy
    3. New Caney,TX in US
    4. No I havent yet
    5. Yes i will purchase 1st book
    6. onceupontwilight(at)live.com
    7. www.onceuponatwilight.com
    8. Goodreads and booksblog.ning and Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  21. 1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Canada
    4. Unfortunately, not
    5. Absolutely!
    6. mleger0546(@)rogers(.)com
    7. http://yzhabellasbookshelf.blogspot.com/
    8. GoodReads, Shelfari, Chapters.Indigo and my blog posts are "NetworkBlogged" to facebook
    9. Thank you for the chance to participate

    ReplyDelete
  22. 1. Yes
    2. Yes!
    3. United States
    4. No
    5. Yes
    6. seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com
    7. seescootread.blogspot.com
    8. Goodreads
    9. Thanks for the chance! I would love to review the Arc. I am a new book blogger, but def. not a 'new' reader.

    ReplyDelete
  23. 1) Do you have a book review blog? Yes

    2) Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yes

    3) Where do you live? (Please state which country) USA

    4) Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?
    If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others?

    I have the first book, started it but then got distracted I will finish reading it, still in my pile

    5)Please provide your email. eroticroxanne @ yahoo. com

    6)Please provide your blog's URL.
    http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com

    7)Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (IE: Amazon, Goodreads, etc)

    I sometimes post snippets and links on other sites as well as posting short reviews on Amazon

    8)Have anything else to say?
    I would really like this ARC

    ReplyDelete
  24. 1. Yes, yes I do
    2. Sure do and love them
    3. Canada
    4. No (Sorry)
    5. Hell yes!
    6. contestmom@hotmail.com
    7. http://raymentsreadingsrantsandramblings.blogspot.com/
    8. Hmm, thanks for the chance and I'm off to get me some chocolate now -- that is all have a great day ; )
    8. Goodreads and librarything
    9. Have anything else to say?

    ReplyDelete
  25. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yes
    3. I live in Canada.
    4. I haven't read the first book yet.
    5. Yes I would go out and buy the first book. I am dying to read both.
    6. My email: rae_reads@hotmail.com
    7. My blog's URL: http://intheforestbookreviews.blogspot.com/
    8. I also post my reviews on Goodreads & Visual Bookshelf on Facebook
    9. Thanks for this!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thank you so much for hosting this, Tori! And, WOW, the number of entries...! Holy cow!

    I will check out everyone's blogs, but the only time I will have to do that is over the weekend. I'll make my choices by Sunday night/Monday afternoon, and contact the winners ASAP. I'll see if there's any way for me to finagle a couple more copies considering how much interest there is here.

    Thanks everyone for your interest, and I do hope you all love HUNTED and TAKEN BY THE OTHERS!

    -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  27. 1. Do you have a book review blog? - yes I have
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? - absolutely
    3. Where do you live? The Philippines
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?
    If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? - no, and yes, I will get book1
    5. Please provide your email. - arlene_laserna@yahoo.com
    6. Please provide your blog's URL. http://bookladysbookshelf.blogspot.com/
    7. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? Goodreads
    8. Have anything else to say? - this is my first contest to join..I hope to win!! :D

    ReplyDelete
  28. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes.
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Of course.
    3. Where do you live? Scotland, UK.
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? Not yet but it is on my TBR shelf.
    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? Yes.
    6. Please provide your email. susankmann[at]blueyonder[dot]co[dot]uk
    7. Please provide your blog's URL. www.susankmann.co.uk
    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones and OBS.
    9. Have anything else to say? Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  29. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yeppers!
    3. Where do you live? United States
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? Not yet, but I will.
    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? Of course!
    6. Please provide your email. notreallysouthernvampchick[at]gmail[dot]com
    7. Please provide your blog's URL. http://not-really-southernvampchick.blogspot.com/
    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? Goodreads
    9. Have anything else to say? Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  30. 1. Do you have a book review blog: yes
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books: yes!
    3. Where do you live: USA
    4. Have you read book 1: Not yet, but I will
    5. If you haven't read book 1 would you buy it before reading the ARC of book 2: yes, most definitely!!
    6. email: jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com
    7. blog url: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/
    8. Anywhere else you post reviews: I post shorter ones with less detail at Goodreads
    9. Anything else to say: awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to review an ARC!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Do you have a book review blog?
    yes

    Do you read Urban Fantasy books?
    Yes

    Where do you live?
    USA

    Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?
    If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others?
    yes

    Please provide your email.
    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

    Please provide your blog's URL.
    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

    Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GoodReads, Facebook and Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  32. 1. Do you have a book review blog? just starting Book Pushers on facebook

    Do you read Urban Fantasy books? yes LOVE THEM

    Where do you live? (Please state which country) USA

    Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? YES

    If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? i own it, but i would have if i had not read it

    Please provide your email. jennscl(at)gmail.com
    Please provide your blog's URL.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Pushers/113332302281

    Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? no
    Have anything else to say? We really enjoy books, and urban fantasy/paranormals are our fav genre. I fell in love with Hunted by the Others and am ready to review it and TBTO.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Do you have a book review blog?: Yes
    Do you read Urban Fantasy books?: Yes
    Where do you live?: Kansas, USA
    Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?: Yes
    Please provide your email: ladyrogue@ymail.com
    Please provide your blog's URL:http://escapebetweenthepages.blogspot.com
    Are there any other places where you post your book reviews?: Occassionally Amazon and Goodreads. Will do upon request
    Have anything else to say?: Would love to win a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  34. 1. Do you have a book review blog? Yes.

    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yes, it's my favorite genre.

    3. Where do you live? USA (FL)

    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? No, but I purchased a copy that is on my TBR pile.

    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? I already own a copy and would bump it up my "to read" list if I received an ARC.

    6. Please provide your email. sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

    7. Please provide your blog's URL. Sara's Urban Fantasy Blog

    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? I occasionally post my reviews on Amazon, B&N.com, and Borders.com.

    9. Have anything else to say? Thanks for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Do you have a book review blog? Yes.
    Do you read Urban Fantasy books? Yes!
    Where do you live? US(MA)
    Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? No.
    If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? Yes.
    Please provide your email. morgynmjoubert(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Please provide your blog's URL. http://booklover-bookchicks.blogspot.com/
    Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? Barnes&Nobles.com + Goodreads.
    Have anything else to say? Hi! Bubble Gum Rocks!

    ReplyDelete
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    ReplyDelete
  37. Do you have a book review blog? Yes
    Do you read Urban Fantasy books? LOVE them :)
    Where do you live? South Africa
    Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others? No
    If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? Yes
    Please provide your email. bella-on-toast@hotmail.com
    Please provide your blog's URL. http://paranormal-obsession.blogspot.com
    Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (IE: Amazon, Goodreads, etc) No, but I'm willing to post reviews on other sites if specifically requested to do so.
    Have anything else to say? Happy Saturday! :D

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  38. 1. Do you have a book review blog? YES
    2. Do you read Urban Fantasy books? DEFINITELY
    3. Where do you live? USA
    4. Have you read book 1: Hunted by the Others?
    NOT YET BUT I PLAN TO REGARDLESS IF I GET CHOSEN
    5. If you have not read the 1st book, would you go out to buy it if you received an ARC of Taken by the Others? YES
    6. Please provide your email.
    lllinthe808[at]gmail[dot]com
    7. Please provide your blog's URL.
    http://lll808.blogspot.com/
    8. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (IE: Amazon, Goodreads, etc)
    Goodreads, link to twitter, Ning groups, and soon Amazon
    9. Have anything else to say? Nope, just a ALOHA to Jess and Mahalo for the opportunity to review book 2.


    =)Aloha!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Okay, I've made my choices and will be emailing the winners shortly!

    Thanks to everyone for entering! I'm sorry I don't have a copy for everyone--picking just five of you was harder than I thought it would be.

    Best,
    -J

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  40. yea, yea, I know a dollar short and a day late but----(don't even remember now what I was looking for when i saw this) should you decide to offer any additional ARC's
    1. http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/
    2. you better believe it
    3. North Carolina
    4. yes, review here http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/search/label/Jess%20Haines
    6. alterlisa@yahoo.com
    7. see #1
    8. PaperBackSwap, BookMooch, Amazon, Shelfari, Goodreads
    9. When is book 3 due out?

    ReplyDelete