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    In no paticular order. I don't care if their used books :)! You guys should by me some books for my birthday *hint hint* ;) which is coming up November the 8th!! :) If you do I'll love you forever!!!! Here's also a link to my wishlists in case you want to see more of my wishlist :)! You can email me at temarasheppard(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions.

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    I want to trade these books for different books. I can only do trading with people that live in the US though because I don't have the money to ship them far if your willing to trade sorry. There are 5 books as of right now that I want to trade and their listed below I'm willing to trade them for another 5 books or 1 book for another book and so on like that. If your willing to trade with me just comment below and tell me what book you want to trade and for which one please or send me an email please at temarasheppard(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Archive for November 2011

I had a wonderful time participating in R.A.K. this month. This was my third month participating in R.A.K. I received many books that I can't wait to read!!


1. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter 

from Amber The Musings of ALMYBNENR

2. One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholt 

from Melissa @Book Nerd Reviews

3. Swoon by Nina Malkin

Swear by Nina Malkin 

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 

Cresendo by Becca Fitzpatrick 

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Torment by Lauren Kate 

Haven by Kristi Cook 

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (ARC)

One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (ARC)

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare 

from Maria Davis @Mystifying Paranormal Reviews 

4. Pyxis by K.C. Neal

Between by Cyndi Tefft 

from Memrie @darkangel88

5. Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire
from Joli

I sent out:

1. Major Crush by Jennifer Echols 
to Juli Hugnh 

2. Desire by Kailin Gow 
to Lilly 

3. $7 dollar Amazon GC 
to Lethea B.

I'll be participating again in the month of December!! Yay!! I can't wait to give out more books especially with Christmas coming up!! You can find my wishlist here if you would like to send me a gift --> http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2NT83HWAS54PB

That's my R.A.K. Wrap Up what did you get/send?

Who wants to swap books with me? Email me and tell me what book that you have to swap and for which book you want to swap it for.
Email: temarasheppard(at)yahoo(dot)com

1. One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (ARC)

2. Hourglass by Myra McEntire (ARC)

3. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

Today is Thanksgiving yay!! I can't wait to eat all the great food that's being cooked!!
What am I most grateful for today!

1. My wonderful boyfriend!
2. My loving family and friends!
3. My cute puppy Coco!
4. Authors who write such great books!
5. My life!

What are you most grateful for today?

Dear Santa,

I have many books that I want for Christmas. Their in no paticular order. I don't care if their used books!! You can also give me Amazon Giftcards so that I can buy the books I want!! :)

The Top 10 Books I Want On My Wishlist

1. Between by Jessica Warman

2. Banished by Sophie Littlefield

3. Unforsaken by Sophie Littlefield

4. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

5. Unlovable by Sherri Gammon

6. Between the Sea and the Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore

7. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

8. After Obsession by Carrie Jones

9. Catching Jordan by by Miranda Kenneally

10. Anna Dress in Blood by Kendare Blake

Those are just some of the books I want for Christmas Santa I have more so I'll give you a link to my wishlist so that you can look at the other books I want! :)

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2NT83HWAS54PB/ref=cm_wl_sortbar_o_page_1?_encoding=UTF8&page=1

Thanks Santa Love Always,

For every 50 followers gained during November, they'll add another winner! So make sure to keep Tweeting daily! And you could win a mystery box full of books!!

Win Burn Bright an Aussie YA book (US Only) it's not yet published in the US so when you sign up for the contest please sign the petition to get it published in the US.

Details: paperback 262 pages

Description: You never really get over your first love. Such is the case for fourteen-year-old Stephanie Barrano, self-proclaimed misfit and death magnet. A freshman in high school, Stephanie is befriended by Jordan Brewer, a hot, in-demand senior, who pulls her from the outer circle of obscurity into the realm of acceptance. Jordan quickly works his way into Stephanie’s heart. He’s her everything. And the only person she trusts with the truth about her father’s death. But he won’t act on the strong feelings he has for her. Stephanie vows to wait for him, knowing in time she’ll win his heart. Two months before her eighteenth birthday, Jordan serves as an impromptu prom date. After sharing a magical evening, Jordan leaves Stephanie with the promise of a future together. Then tragedy strikes. Jordan not only shuts Stephanie out, he also blames her for what happened. Feeling broken and beaten, will she try one last time to get through to Jordan or will she lose him forever?

Review: For Always is absolutely wonderful. Stephanie at age 14 falls hard for Jordan. She knows their meant to be together. Jordan though has a problem with their age difference. Stephanie vows to wait for him until he's ready. Then when Stephanie finally gets a promise of a future together from Jordan something terrible happens and Jordan blames Stephanie.  This is an emotional and unforgettable love story that will keep you on your toes till the very end. It had me laughing at some parts and crying in others. It's a story that will stay with me for a long time to come. 

This is the last day to enter so hurry over and enter the giveaway!! Here's the link ---> For Those About to Read

I want to thank everyone of my followers so I'm going to giveaway 2 kindle ebook copies of Touch by Jus Accardo!! The reason that I am doing it as an ebook giveaway is so that it can be international because I don't have the money to ship it far sorry! Anyways on to the giveaway!

Since my birthday is in a few days I want to celebrate I'm giving away 2 books. Good Girls by Karen Young and Measure of Darkness by Chris Jordan. I may add on another prize if my books I ordered get here before the giveaways over! Okay NOW LET'S PARTY!!!
P.S. If you want to send me any books for my birthday heres my wishlist  <--- (just click my wishlist) and I will accept used books that is if you want to send me a book. You don't have to though anyways enjoy my giveaway!!!

My Party Cupcakes cute isn't it.

Details: paperback 230 pages

Product Description:
Just looking for a good time... Waiting tables in a bar full of no-good cowboys isn't Lacy Mason's idea of fun. But between her daughter's illness, endless doctor bills, and her college tuition, she needs the money. What she could really use is a night of no-holds-barred passion and no-strings-attached sex. Too bad she has sworn off cowboys for life... A guy walks into a bar...¦ Full-time executive and retired cowboy Wyatt Anderson is drawn to Lacy from the moment he sees her. But she's an enigma. Daring and assured one moment and hesitant the next, it's as if something haunts her. Only willing to give him one night, Lacy clings tightly to her secrets. Unfortunately for her, what Wyatt wants, Wyatt gets. And he definitely wants Lacy...
This is a really great book. Lacy is a single mother whose struggling to support herself and her sick daughter and her medical bills, along with college tuition, and a job waiting tables at a bar. Lacy wants nothing to do with men because of what her ex did to her in the past. She was only willing to give Wyatt one night of no-holds-barred passion and no-strings-attached sex. Unfortunately for her though Wyatt wants more than one night and what Wyatt wants he gets.
Wyatt breaks through Lacy's armor. She just wants one night to be like everyone else and escape her multitude of responsibilities and burdens. This book is wonderfully well written and there's depth to it. You can feel Lacy's pain for her daughter and how much she loves her and wants her to get better. Anyways this book is a wonderful read.
5/5 Stars

Details: paperback 194 pages

Product Description:
The vampires want it. The demons want it, too. And someone is willing to kill Val for it.

Val and Fang have to find the powerful Encyclopedia Magicka before either of San Antonio's warring underworld factions locate it or the consequences will be deadly for the entire city. As usual, Val's vampire enemies (they still call her The Slayer) want her dead. Even some of her fellow demons may be less than trustworthy, since they'd like to grab the legendary book of spells before she does. Val has a personal claim to the Encyclopedia--her demon father left it to her when he died--but someone stole it recently. And that can't be good.

Battling vamps and dodging demons, Val struggles to unravel the mystery and find the thief. At the same time, she's fighting her attraction to sweet, sexy Shade--her favorite shadow demon. Rumor has it that Val will lose her part-demon, vampire-fighting powers if she gives herself to him.

With a crowd of vamps and demons out to trick her or kill her, it's not a good time for her to risk her job as the city's best vampire hunter by falling in love. The stakes are high and aimed right at her heart. But Lola, Val's hungry little lust demon, doesn't like being denied. Will Lola finally get her way?

What's a part-lust-demon-teen supposed to do? Whatever it takes.

I absolutely loved it but I'm sad there's only one more book after this. In this book you see Shade and Val's relationship take a turning point and hopefully we'll see more of it in the next book. I'd really like to see where the author will take us with these two wonderful characters. This book has tons of action and conflicts as everyone hurries to find the books.
5/5 Stars

Details: paperback 218 pages

Product Description:
This part-demon teen vampire fighter and her faithful terrier hellhound are once again patrolling the dark city streets of San Antonio, Texas. Val's hunky human partner, Detective Dan Sullivan, is giving her the cold shoulder since she beheaded his vampire ex-fiancée. Vamp leader Alejandro is struggling to keep the peace between vamps, demons and humans. The mucho powerful Encyclopedia Magicka has been stolen, someone in the Demon Underground is poisoning vamps, and Val's inner lust demon, Lola, is getting very restless since Val's now partnered with sexy Shade, the shadow demon with the blond good looks of an angel. The second book in Parker Blue's Demon Underground urban fantasy series plunges readers deeper into a heady world of passion, friendship, intrigue and mystery. Parker Blue lives in the wilds of Colorado with her own faithful hellhound, and she's hard at work on the next Val Shapiro book in the Demon Underground series.
I don't really have much to say on this book. It was great and I loved it. The author developed her characters more along with Val's romantic interests. The plot moves quickly in this one to.
5/5 Stars

Details: paperback 232 pages

Product Description:
Bite Me Young Adult Vampire Hunter A Fictionwise Fantasy Bestseller An edgy book for teens that spans the gap between YA and adult fiction. Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not.
I absolutely loved this book it was great. Its a Action Packed Paranormal YA Book with a Bite! Theres losts of drama, romance and suspense with some vampire butt kicking involved. The plot moves pretty quickly but its a wonderful read.
5/5 Stars

Details: paperback 384 pages

Product Description:
When Texas Ranger Marc Brannon returns to the line of duty, a high-profile murder mystery pits him against the vibrant—and vulnerable—junior investigator from his past. Years ago, Josette Langley made no secret of the fact that she was desperately in love with the rugged lawman, and despite their differences, the rough-hewn loner became drawn to the innocent young woman. Yet Marc and Josette parted on explosive terms when she made a shocking accusation that shattered both their lives. Now they are back together again.... And this time a lot more is at stake than just their hearts. For the woman Marc cherished is being targeted by a corrupt political figure who will stop at nothing to bury the truth. Can Marc and Josette set aside their stormy discord and see justice served? Or will they both be caught in the cross fire...? “Diana Palmer provides her myriad of romance fans with a stirring story.

Okay to tell the truth I didn't really like this book at all. I could guess everything that was going to happen everything was just to predictable. Diana Palmer dropped way to many clues so it really wasn't hard to figure out who the killer was. Another thing Josette needing surgery to be intimate its just a little to much you'll know why if you have read the book or do read it. I could barely stay interested in the book at all. This book was a real disappointment to me.
2.5/5 Stars

Format- Kindle Edition

Product Description

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate...until she dreams a future she can't ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

Author's note: Brightest Kind of Darkness is a dark paranormal novel length YA full of mystery, adventure, romance, and even a touch of horror. It's best suited for ages 14 and up.



Once we'd stowed my stuff in the back of my car, Ethan opened the car door and waited for me to get in. Even though I wanted to ask him so many questions, I was afraid to speak. It felt like we'd moved to a whole new level in our friendship, but I wasn't sure what that level was.

Every nerve ending urged me to hug him, to show my appreciation, but I was unsure. Would he pull away? I didn't need any more rejection in my life. "Thank you for being there," I said in an unsteady voice.

Ethan clasped my wrist and pulled me into his arms, holding me close. "I'll always be here for you."

I shuddered against his chest, mumbling into his flannel shirt. "You weren't at school and I didn't see you after practice. I thought for sure no one would hear me scream when those guys finally got their hands on--"

Warm fingers tilted my chin up. "I had something to do today, but I'd never leave you hanging. When I saw your stuff on the field and then I heard a guy yelling, 'She went this way,' in the woods..." he paused, tensing. "I freaked."

"You got to me just in time." I tried to smile but my lips trembled. "Who knew knights wore flannel shirts and Led Zeppelin tees?" I knew I sounded like a goof, but I didn't care. I wanted him to know how much his rescue meant to me.

Ethan leaned close and I closed my eyes as he lightly kissed my cheekbone, then my forehead. He had no idea that his gentle kiss had melted something inside me, how much I craved the physical connection. His warm lips lingered against my skin for a second before he took a step back and shoved his hands in his jean pockets.

"I'm no hero, Nara." His gaze narrowed briefly toward the woods. "Go home. I'll see you tomorrow."

From the Author

Brightest Kind of Darkness is the first book in the Brightest Kind of Darkness series.
The story follows Nara Collins, a sixteen year old girl, who dreams the events of the following day.....every night. Knowing what will happen the next day does have its advances, especially when Nara can aces tests and save every goal for her Soccer team. But things soon turn nasty when Nara prevents a bombing at her High School, she loses her ability to see the future and people at school are suddenly being injured.

When Nara comes across Ethan, the school loner and outcast, Nara can't help feel drawn to him especially with him being the only person who seems to understand her. As Nara and Ethan develop a friendship, sparks soon start flying but what they're not prepared for, is the danger that is a suddenly surrounding them due to the connection they have. Soon they find out that Fate is real and can they stop people getting hurt without getting hurt in the process?

I absolutely loved this book. It had me guessing and wondering until the end. Just when you think that you have something figured out though BAM P.T. Michelle throws you a curve ball. This book is amazingly well written and will keep you on your toes till the very end.
This book is action-packed, exciting, and intensley mysterious. BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS is an absolutely fantastic book if you love paranormal romance.
5/5 Stars

Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Puffin
ISBN0142410500 (ISBN13: 9780142410509)
original title
Walk of the Spirits
When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace.

At first I decided to read this book out of bordem because I didn't have anything else to read. When I picked it up and started reading it I fell in love with. I love how all the characters seem so alive and it makes it seem like your actually there with them. Richie Tankersley made this story a captivating paranormal romance that I absolutely loved!!

But more than ghosts and a bit of romance, this book is about friendship, courage, becoming strong, doing things that are hard, growing up, and understanding that somethings in life can't be changed.

Its really a truly great read and theres even a second book Shadow Mirror.
5/5 Stars