A Note:


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

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 :)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Favorite Trio Giveaway

First thing's first: I'm over at DARKLY READING today, doing my very first guest post! You should stop by Heather's blog, because my topic--and her birthday giveaway--actually coincide with each other (plus comments = love).  It's pretty exciting :)  Don't forget to wish Heather a happy, happy birthday while you're there!


I decided, while organizing my book piles (wtf's a bookshelf?!), to do a giveaway before Battle of the Sexies.  The following novels are some of my favorite of all time, which is why I've decided to give one lucky winner one of these prize packs.  The thing is, I'm so swamped with other books to read that I know I won't have a chance to go back and re-read any of these books even though I really want to.  And well, if I decide that I want to later on down the line, I'll just buy the e-book version (because Tori's gettin' herself an e-reader... eventually)

Prize Pack #1
Click here to read the summaries for Anne Bishop's Black Jewel Trilogy.  If you go to read my guest post at Darkly Reading this week, you'll understand why I've included this prize pack.  For those of you curious, this dark fantasy series is the trilogy that started it all for me, and I hold these three books near and dear to my heart.  I love Anne Bishop and her writing.  She definitely knows how to write about alpha males (3 alpha POVs, and they're all SEEEEEEEXY)

And because I couldn't resist, check out this fan video for this series!

Prize Pack #2
Click here to read the summaries for Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series.  Kresley's IAD series was the first paranormal romance books I stumbled upon.  I'm thrilled to include Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, my all time favorite book, ever.  Seriously.  I've read it 9 times now.  It is that amazing.  I love me some Bowen.

Prize Pack #3
Click here to read the summaries for Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series.  Before stumbling upon Mercy Thompson, I discovered Charles and Anna.  Instantly, I was in love with these two wolves, which, after reading about Bowen and Mariketa (from Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night) helped fuel my werewolf obsession.  I'm sure you can all see how much of an addict I am.

But wait...!

750 followers = 2nd winner
850 followers = 3rd winner

Please Note: Following is not required
in order to be eligible for this giveaway.  I figured if people wanted to increase their chances of winning a prize pack, this would be one of the easiest ways (for everyone involved) to do so.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. Open to everyone.  Yes International people, I'm trying to share the love (since I've got some extra money now, and there aren't going to be as many International giveaways in August)
  2. Fill out this form  Comment entries will not be accepted.  You can comment though if you want to be nice.  (It's probably a good way to make sure you don't accidentally re-enter this giveaway later on)
  3.  Giveaway ends 7/14   Be sure to check back after that and see if you've won! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is picked. 
Extra Entries:
  • Being a blog follower.
  • Tweeting about this giveaway (please @Book_Faery) when you Tweet, thanks.


  1. I'm sooo in for this giveaways :)
    Haven't read all of them !

  2. Great giveaway! Thank you for making it international! :)

  3. Awesome giveaway! Thank you very much for including international entries! :o)

  4. Great giveaway. I haven't read Anne Bishop's books or Kresley Cole's yet.

  5. Great giveaway! ^^ Thanks so much for making this international! c:

  6. Wanted to say hello and give a thank you.

  7. Fabulously generous contest! I entered for pack 1- you made me want it.

  8. Congrats on your first guest post. I loved it! I haven't read any of these, but they are def. on my TBR list! I will be in Europe during your winner announcement. I don't know how often I will be able to read all the great blogs I follow so I hope I don't miss out!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. Good contest...so Kresley cole was some of your first books to paranormal. Mine too. It was A Hunger like No Other that got me started reading Paranormal Romance. She's Good :) Also when I entered this contest I put I was an old follower (I thought I was following you) but guess I wasn't. So I am now. So insted of +2 it's just an old +1 =) Thanks

  10. Great giveaway! I'm definitely wishing for the Kresley Cole books! Haven't got my hands on them to read yet!

    I loved The Black Jewel's Trilogy and I have a couple of the Mercy Thompson books here, but haven't got to them yet.

  11. This is such an awesome giveaway!!

  12. It was hard to choose, all of the prize packs were awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. Mariska: None!? Well, hopefully we can remedy that ;)

    Giada: No problem, I hope this can make up for the lack of International love in August

    Almybnenr: Writing your name is like a mental tongue twister to me. I think the alternating caps is what gets me lol!

    Juliet: My pleasure, good luck!

    Christa: :)

    Elaing8: You haven't!? Girl, you better get on that. Kresley and Anne are two AMAAAAAAZING authors!

    Grace: No problem, good luck!

  14. Thanks so much!I really interested on winning Anne Bishop Prize pack! Yeay!and good luck to everyone else too! *wink*

  15. Dor: long time no see, hope you're doing well.

    Felicia: I'm a giveaway-junkie ;)

    Natasha: Very welcome!

    Bethany: YEEES! Pack 1 = awesomeness.

    Smash: If you're one of the winners (assuming there's more than one), I'll try to remember to shoot you an email.

    Tanya: No biggie. Thanks for following now! And yeah, Kresley was my first paranormal author.

    Candace: Ah another Bishop fan! Hope you get Kresley's books at some point, they're great.

    Barbara: You didn't have to just pick one lol. Well I mean, you'd have to if you win, but it's more of a reference for me (if there's more than 1 winner)

  16. Tori am going to fill out the form after commenting. Have to say have not had the pleasure of reading Anne Bishop's works, would love to now though!!
    I have both the other prize packs and may I say you have good reading taste young lady *BG*!!!!

    Thanks for the fun contest and giveaway and loved the guest post at Heather's, very passionate shout out for these wonderful authors and their books!!

    jackie b central texas

  17. Don't include me in your giveaway as I already have those books in my shelves but would just like to let you know that I shared some love and spread your generosity here http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/06/favorite-trio-giveaway-at-book-faery.html.

    Goodluck to everyone who are entering the contest!!

  18. What an awesome giveawy :) Great books

  19. Great giveaway. IAD is one of my favorite series.

  20. Would love to read IAD. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. You've got me totally sold on checking out BJT! Thanks for doing the guest post at my blog! You did a great job for 5:30 am writing!

  22. I headed over from Darkly Reading and cannot believe I haven't come across your blog before now! I'm a new follower :)

    PS. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Jackie, I thought we agreed I had good reading tastes since we're both avid Gena Showalter fans ;) Glad to hear you enjoyed my guest post!

    Thank you Cherry! :)

    Heather, haha thanks. Good luck, hope you get a chance to read the BJT!

    Hey Tara, WELCOME! And it's all good, at least you're here now ;)

  24. Hey Tori!!

    That's why i always leave a comment regardless because it helps me to remember if I did enter!=)

    I just entered and I am excited. I am eying out Prize Pack One! This is my first time hearing of the series! I am looking forward to an Anthology coming soon with Anne Bishop as one of the authors though!=)

    Mahalo for the awesome give-away!!

  25. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  26. apprentice you making it international tori thanks for this! :)

  27. Thanks for making this international! I'm a new follower because of this contest. :) I'm interested in the Black Jewels trilogy.

  28. I think this give away is awesome. I have yet to read Anne Bishop or Patricia Briggs, but will be doing so soon.
    Carol L.

  29. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  30. A lot of great books! Thanks for sharing the love.

  31. Nice prize packs. I've read at least one book in each of the prize packs. Nice blog too!

  32. Thanks for the great giveaway! I have all of the books for #3. They're all great!

  33. Thank you for the giveaway. i hope I win, I would really really really like to read the books I selected. Thank you for the opportunity.

  34. Thanks for this giveaway! The Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs is on of my faves, and I only have an ebook version of Hunting Ground. It would be nice to win a print version!

  35. You're always so much fun!!

    Rebecca Rose