"I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter."
-Winston Churchill

Sunday, October 31, 2010

***** For Once In A Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

I think Ellen Schreiber is my newest favorite YA author.  I loved the first book in the series Vampire Kisses and she continues to amaze me in her newest release,  Once In A Full Moon.

Celeste Parker had it all.  Two best friends,  Ivy and Abby.  The hottest boyfriend in all of Legend's Run High School,  football hero Nash.  From the girls cheering from the sidelines while the boys played sports to just hanging out,  Celeste,  Nash,  Ivy and her boyfriend Jake and Abby and her boyfriend Dylan were the perfect clique of six.  They thought life was all laid out before them,  they would be together forever.  They would go to the same colleges after high school and then get married.

When they are camping one night telling ghost stories,  Nash tells the story of Legend's Run Werewolf Lore.   Spooking himself and the others,  Celeste can't get the story out of her mind.  When Mr. Worthington,  an elderly gentleman that lives in the home Celeste volunteers at confirms the lore,  Celeste decides to do a paper for her school essay on werewolves.  The tale says that if one is bitten by a wolf,  he will become a werewolf.

Life had become routine on the Eastside as Celeste researches the Folk Lore of Legend's Run,  until newcomer Brandon Maddox walks into class.  Celeste feels a strong connection to Brandon from the first moment she laid eyes on him.  The problem is that he is from the Westside of town,  and East and West just don't mix.  On a dare,  the girls go to the Westside to see a psychic.  If they win,  the boys must be their servants for an entire day. 

When the good Dr. Meadows forewarns Celeste of wolves and a kiss on the full moon,  Celeste thinks she is crazy.  As she walks home a snow storm hits and she becomes lost in the woods and almost attacked by wolves.  Who should her rescuer be?  The mysterious Brandon Maddox.  Wounded in the rescue,  Celeste tends to his wound,  and magic ignites.

Obsessed with Brandon Maddox and unable to get him out of her mind,  Celeste starts to question her relationship with Nash.  Now she must figure out the path she wants to travel,  and if the Werewolf Lore of Legend's Run holds merit or is just that,  a lore created long ago.

Once In A Full Moon is fast paced and has the perfect mix of suspense and romance.  I couldn't put this book down once I started.  I give it ***** (5) Stars.  Fantastic,  "Must-Read". 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Upcoming Hop and Book Giveaway

This witch is sweeping the bookshelf to make room for more books :).  From November 5 - 7 I will be having a book giveaway and Bookshelf Cleaning Blog Hop.  Join me in the fun!

Books up for grabs:  New - Dead Until Dark Series.  The first 7 books box set by Charlaine Harris from the HBO Original Series True Blood. 

Sign up below and follow along!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Creepy Crawl Blog Hop - October 29 - 31

Grab the Button!

Hosted by:

Just Married with Coupon

Shibley Smiles

Family Friendly Frugality

The Chickenista

Mother of Pearl It Is

It's My Life

To Participate: 


-Creep to each of your host's haunted blogs & follow them.

-Leave a creepy comment & we will follow you back.

-Crawl to as many blogs as you like, follow & comment

-Follow back anyone that follows you!

-Run if you see dark shadows lurking about

Follow Me Friday - Blog Hop #2 Oct. 29 - 31

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list at CRAZY FOR BOOKS!!

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun! This is a weekly event! And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added! We get over 200 links every week!!
**Don't forget to check out my current giveaway while you're here for What Do You Know Wednesday and enter to win.  Contest ends Halloween night!

This weeks question is:

"What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"

My answer to this is a nice cozy little room with a fireplace and a big soft squishy couch to curl up on and read a good book with the fire lit with wood crackling and a nice hot cup of coffee by my side.  The corners of the walls will have floor to ceiling built in book cases filled with all the books I love and have reviewed or will review.  I actually saw a room like this and I want it so bad lol.  It is my dream room, and my one bookish thing I would love to have :).

Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What Do You Know Wednesday - Contest and Giveaway

Halloween is only 4 days away and I am stoked!  It's my favorite holiday of the year!  SO...in light of my favorite holiday,  I wanted to do something fun for all my faithful readers!

Welcome to What Do You Know Wednesday!  We all love vampires,  I know you do so don't bother to deny it lol,  and there are so many TV shows and Movies out there all about these famous immortal creatures.
So I thought it would be cool to find out what you know.

Below I have a series of 16 pictures from famous TV shows or Movies.  Can you name the show or movie?  Take a look,  and give it your best shot!  Then simply click here to fill out the form to be entered.

What am I giving away you might ask?  Well let me tell you.  I will be giving away,  not 1 but 2 $15 amazon gift cards,  delivered directly to your inbox!  So get your entry in by filling out the form using the link above.  I will be drawing 2 lucky winners on Halloween,  October 31 and winners will be posted November 1.

So tell me,  WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

There is the running list.  16 shows and movies,  can you name them?  Fill out the FORM.  Gain your entry and next week I will draw 2 lucky winners.  Open to anyone with an email address :).

Entries to win $15 Amazon Gift Cards:

Mandatory - +10 for every question answered (Total +160)      Fill out the FORM

Extra Entries:

Become a blog follower  +10
Follow Me on Twitter  +5
Like Facebook - BK Walker Books Etc  +5
Like Death Upon Me  +5
Like The Virtual Book Tour Cafe   +5
Friend Me on Facebook   +10
Join Authors Supporting Authors +15
Share this post,  leave me the link you shared it to +25 (may also use the share this in left side bar under GFC followers,  but still let me know where you shared it)

Leave me a comment letting me know what you did for your entries and please tally your point total.  If you're not filling out the form,  please be sure to leave your email so I have a way to contact you.

I hope you enjoyed What Do You Know Wednesday,  I know it was fun for me :).  Good Luck and....

Wishing you a very Happy and Spook filled Halloween!  From Immortyl Cafe to YOU!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Virtual Book Tour & Review - The Sorcerer's Dream by Dreamshield

About The Sorcerer's Dream:

The story of a young woman bumping into the enigmatic sorcerer Running Deer and her initiation into the sorcerer's world and mastering conscious dreaming. It takes the reader throughout the magic realms of the unknown and gives a new approach to the traditional training of women sorcerers.

From Dreamshield's Website - www.dreamshield.nl 

The Sorcerer’s Dream is a personal account from the author’s experiences in the Native American sorcerer’s tradition in the Art of Dreaming.

Alysa Braceau, Dreamshield explains the teachings from the Indian shaman sorcerer Running Deer in such a manner that can also be used for the reader as a guidebook to practice lucid dreaming him/herself.

My Thoughts about The Sorcerer's Dream:

This book isn't exactly what I thought it was going to be,  but it was a great tale.  I think I was expecting more of a direct approach to conscious dreaming.  What it is though, is a memoir if you will,  of Alysa's own experience as she learns the Native American techniques to conscious dreaming.  It follows Alysa's teachings with the help of her guide and mentor, Running Deer.

Her experiences as she learns Shamanism is incredible.  From her first dream to reaching the second reality,  it was amazing to realize the actual meanings behind her dreams.  The course of recognizing and facing your fears,  some of which you don't even realize you have.  Alysa did a great job explaining her journey and it's a great guide to follow to recognizing the meaning behind your own dreams.

The journey doesn't stop at lucid dreaming,  but also includes spiritual healing as well.  If you are interested in conscious dreaming and the road traveled to reach totality,  then you will thoroughly enjoy this book.

I give The Sorcerer's Dream **** (4) Stars.  Well done Alysa.

Learn more about this author,  dreaming,  theta healing and more at http://www.dreamshield.nl

Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Shelf Cleaning Party & Blog Hop - November 5 - 7

Book Shelf Cleaning Party Hosted by BK Walker at Walker's Muse.

I have so many books on my bookshelves right now.  I am receiving new books on a regular basis and am out of room.  So I am going to do a bookshelf cleaning party.  So with that being said,  if you would be interested in doing a bookshelf cleaning party with me,  join up using the below form.

Not ready to part with your books just yet?  That's ok,  you can use any prize giveaway you choose.

Let's Make It A Virtual Party!

Party Date - November 5 - 7.  Starting at 11:59am on the 5th.  You will need to have your post ready before Midnight,  on November 5.  To sign up,  use the form below.  Spread the word and let's have fun!

If you would like to help out and create new buttons,  you can submit them with code/picture to bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net.  It would be greatly appreciated!  Watch here for a list of participating blogs as well.

Book Blog Hop - October 15 - 18

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky at Crazy- For-Books!!

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don't have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun!  This is a weekly event!  And stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added!  We get over 200 links every week!! 

This Weeks Question:

"When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"

I keep reading it, as I feel I owe it to the author to tredge along.  I will be honest in my review though if I had trouble getting into it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

***** Review of Ordeal by T.K. Varenko

Ordeal by T.K. Varenko was a fantastic read!  Unlike your normal Vampire Romance,  Varenko captures the essence of paranormal with such beauty.

Luella is the queen of vampires,  and engaged to Antoine.  The problem is that both want to rule the Vampire Realm. 

When Antoine sends a mere human to his queen in celebration of their engagement,  he never expected her to fall in love with him.  In his anger,  he has this mortal put to death.

In her devastation,  Luella goes on the rampage and seeks her revenge for the death of her loved one.  After her killing Antoine on her killing spree,  she must be punished.

Her punishment sends her into an infant body where she must endure life as Alice, a human.  As she grows,  her memories are lost to her.  That is until she finds herself fascinated with a man,  that she believes is of her dreams. 

In an unexpected turn of events,  she finds love and her reason for being. 

Varenko did a fabulous job with this story.  Using poetry to tell this tale,  she was able to entice and enthrall,  keeping your interest until the very end.  The beauty in which Ordeal is written,  is both exciting,  and completely different than any other "Everyday" vampire romance.  Writing in this genre is a bit challenging,  but to write in this genre using poetry?  Phenomenal!

It truly is Poetic Justice.  I give Ordeal ***** (5) Stars,  BK Walker,  http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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