#DreamyDecDays Rea-a-thon Day 3: Author Feature, Daily Challenge,Updates , Giveaways

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It’s the third day of the read-a-thon! Hurray! If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time. Just link up below.

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For today’s author feature, Kate Evangelista has given us an excerpt from Unreap My Heart, book 2 in the Reaper series. There’s also a GIVEAWAY below~ Make sure to also check out Always Lost in Books for an author feature with Laura Thalassa!

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EXCERPT:

“I bet you’re completely regretting saying yes to this now.”

She shook her head. “I shouldn’t have.”

“Yes, you shouldn’t have.” She’d backed herself into a wall and Balthazar reached her in two steps. She flinched when Balthazar spread one hand on the wall beside her head. He shifted his weight there as he leaned over her and whispered, “You smell like roses.”

“I-i-it’s the bath water. They used rose oil,” she stammered. Having Balthazar so close frazzled her brain. He seemed bigger somehow. Like he’d grown ten feet since she’d last seen him. And so broad too. When did his shoulders and chest get so broad?

Balthazar touched the tip of his nose to the base of her neck and traced a line up to her jaw, inhaling as he went. The move sent Arianne slumping against the wall for support, her knees threatening to give way beneath her. She raised her shackled hands until they spread over the center of his chest. She clutched at the buckles there, the cool metal digging in to her palms. Balthazar tsked after he’d pulled away far enough to stare into her eyes—eyes now lined with kohl. She found herself shaking her head along with him.

“You shouldn’t have spoken over me the way you did,” he said with the softest threat. The kind that sent tingles down her spine.

“I didn’t.” At least she didn’t stammer anymore. Instead, her voice sounded breathy, which seemed so much worse.

He touched her lips with the tip of his finger. “Oh, but you did. I’d pretty much convinced Solara that you didn’t need to change for the Underball, but you had to go and ruin it by agreeing without my consent. Not that I’m complaining.” He raked his gaze over her body again. Like a bomb exploding, Arianne felt all her blood rise to the surface. “But something has to be done about this master/slave relationship we have here.”

“W-w-what do you mean?” Great, the stammering returned. The muscles in her abdomen quivered in the most delicious way. Arianne tried to ignore it and focus, but her body betrayed her more and more the longer Balthazar stood this close to her. She only noticed now, so close to him, that he smelled like sandalwood. The spicy earth scent brought her back to the time her mother burned incense around the house. She went through a whole New Age-y phase before Carrie got sick. Standing a nose away from Balthazar sent a sense of comfort surging through her body with a hint of something more. A feeling Arianne didn’t care to acknowledge. Hot. Drugging. Dangerous. She knew if she let herself cross the line she wouldn’t find her way back.

Balthazar moved his hand from the wall to her cheek. Arianne fought against leaning in to the touch. Even with the fingerless gloves, she could feel the warmth of his hand. The calluses on his exposed skin didn’t feel rough on her face at all.

“You put us both in danger if you don’t act like an obedient slave, Ari.” He whispered her name like the sweetest candy on the tongue. A part of her wished he’d say it again. The other part of her struggled to continue the conversation.

“I won’t disobey you. I promise.” And she meant it too.

“Remember when I said you shouldn’t force me into teaching you a lesson about what it means to have a master?”

She nodded. They’d had that conversation right before they entered the Voyeur mansion. Balthazar had warned her, yet she’d forgotten all about it the second Solara came into the room with her demons. Arianne thought she’d done something good by agreeing. Unfortunately, her good deed backfired in the most frightening yet insanely delicious way.

She hardly recognized the guy standing before her. The sarcasm and gruff nature had disappeared, leaving behind someone who oozed sex appeal like some cologne he’d sprayed on. Heat pooled inside her stomach, causing every muscle below it to clench. If Balthazar didn’t step away now, she’d find herself flat on the floor.

“You know what happens now, don’t you?” His eyes locked with hers again. His voice grew even softer.

She shook her head into his touch.

“I punish you.”

The way he said punish blew the last of her knees’ power to support her body weight. The second she began to slide down the wall, Balthazar’s other arm snaked around her waist and pulled her forward until her body fused against his. Every buckle that touched her skin made her shiver.

She looked up and Balthazar’s lips descended.

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kate evangelistaWhen Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she lives in the Philippines and writes full-time.
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Kate Evangelista is giving away ebooks of Taste, Reaping Me Softly, and Unreap My Heart. This giveaway is open to everyone, even non-participants of the read-a-thon!

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I didn’t make much progress in reading today. I am still on my first book and my goal was to read six books this week. I keep reminding myself that this is not about how many books I’ve read and it should be a fun event…. Right?
I am really enjoying the book I’m reading though. I am 70% done with it and I hope I can finish it today. Later I have an Econ quiz but I can’t concentrate on studying because I would rather read the book. I keep telling myself, “one more chapter and then I’ll study.” But we all know how that turns out.
I really love Ten Things WeDid though and I am having fun reading the book.

For today’s participation post, we’d like to simply know how you’re doing~ You can tell us anything

What I did:

What I read:

What I liked/loved:

Leave us a link~ It will be counted in the drawing of the Grand Prize.

And also, there will be a twitter chat this tomorrow and another one on the last day of the read-a-thon (December 7). Be sure to use #DreamyDecDays and there will lots of awesome prizes too so be there!

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It’s day 3 of the read-a-thon! Today’s Dreamy December Days Daily Challenge is called Holiday Weight. We all love food, right? So for today’s challenge, we will all share the food we love to eat for the holidays. Or it could also be any food we love to eat when we are reading. Even our some of our lovely sponsors answered this question so check out the author features. Oh, and be sure to add some pictures!
As always, participating in at least one challenge will qualify you to join the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the read-a-thon, and each challenge has one random winner so make sure to join. Link up on the Challenge linky below, each challenge linky will be open for two days to give everyone a chance to participate in the read-a-thon. Tweet your read-a-thon posts/progress using #DreamyDecDays.

Sponsored by:
L.M. Augustine, Erica Crouch, Tellulah Darling, Kate Evangelista, Nikki Godwin, Rachel Harris, Staci Hart, A.G. Howard, David Lomax, Angela McPherson, Lea Nolan, Kelly Oram, Lissa Price, Jennifer E. Smith, Laura Thalassa


Although I am a hearty eater and a voracious reader, I am not multitasker and eating while reading is not my forte. I find it difficult to concentrate on two or more things at the same time. But on the Holidays I love to eat ham because well, ham is a noche buena staple. (The noche buena is the traditional family dinner when the clock strikes 12 midnight on December 25th)

I also love Filipino-style spaghetti. Filipino-style spaghetti has a very distinct flavor, the tomato sauce is usually sweet and instead of meatballs it has sliced hotdogs and lots of cheese.

Cakes and pastries are also in this season. I love chocolate fudge cake, brownies and mocchi (a kind of Japanese delicacy made from glutinous rice).


Some of the American Holiday food that I would really love to try is the eggnog and the snickerdoodle (not really sure if it’s only eaten on the Holidays.)

#DreamyDecDays Rea-a-thon Day 2: Author Feature, Daily Challenge,Updates , Giveaways

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For today’s author feature, Rachel Harris has given us a wonderful opportunity to look into My Not So Super Sweet Life, the third book in the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series! If you haven’t read the books, you should surely check them out. There’s also a GIVEAWAY below~ Make sure to also check out Always Lost in Books for an author feature with David Lomax!

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Unedited Excerpt in Lucas’ POV:

My protective vibe gets a shot of adrenalin as we make our way to where I parked. Security succeeded in keeping the paparazzi off her property, but photographers surge the gate as we walk. A frenzy of camera clicks and questions follow each step we take.

“Are you going to see your mom?”

“What’s the big secret?”

“Are you the maid of honor?”

“Have you met Kate Lyons?”

And my personal favorite: “You’re just like your mom. Who’s the boy toy?”

Through them all, Cat’s mask of calm, cool, collectedness never fails. I hate that look. It took me months to break through, and seeing it return is like a messed up omen. I practically growl as a thrum of energy shoots through me. Soccer practice and my three-mile run earlier wore me the hell out—but right now, that feels like a lifetime ago. I help her get in the car and then jog around the front, slamming my door seconds later. My knuckles turn white from my grip on the wheel and I’m shaking from unexpended rage. These people are taking a moment that is so personal, so real, for the girl I’m falling for, and throwing it back in her face like it’s entertainment.

If they hurt her—if that woman hurts her—I can’t be held responsible for my actions.

Cat’s hand curls around my clenched fist and says, “I’m okay.”

Her voice is soft, like she’s talking me down off a ledge. My job today is to protect her, to take care of her, and yet somehow the roles got reversed. Releasing a breath, I look at her from the corner of my eye and flip my hand around so I can lift hers to my mouth. “You’re amazing, you know that?”

A small smile plays on her lips. I put it there. A thrill of satisfaction clenches my chest, along with the feelings I have for this girl. They grow deeper every day. The anger, the adrenalin, they dissipate as we both take a breath and stare at each other. For a brief moment, it’s just the two of us locked away in a bubble surrounded by chaos.

Then I press a kiss against her fingertips, inhale the scent of rose, and set her hand on my thigh. We need to get going before the paparazzi ruin everything again. I start the engine and ask, “Where to?”

“Just drive,” she says, lowering the visor to hide her face. “Take a right at the stop sign, and I’ll lead you from there.”

Nodding, I glance in the rearview mirror at the scum waiting for a shot. The gate slowly opens, and security steps in to prevent a mob attack. My stomach knots in disgust as I reverse.

The circle begins closing in the second I’m back on Roxbury Drive. Screw what I said about not causing a scene. Revving my fine-tuned engine, I jerk forward like I’m gonna run them over, and chuckle when they jump back in fear. I’d never really do it, but they don’t know that. And watching them cower for once feels damn good.

Hearing Cat laugh—a free, lighthearted sound that’s worlds away from the haunted girl of a few minutes ago—feels even better.

Smiling for the cameras, hoping they can read the implied “F-you” in my eyes, I drive through the space my stunt provided and wave goodbye.

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rachel harrisRachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother, and staying up late sneak-reading her mama’s romance novels. Today, she still stays up late reading romances, only now she does so openly.
A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, she firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches countless hours of Food Network and reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
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Rachel Harris is giving an Amazon or B&N ebook of A Tale of Two Centuries or $5GC to TBD. This giveaway is open to anyone, even non-participants of the read-a-thon.

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It’s been a hell of a day yesterday. I was so busy that I didn’t have time to do much reading. My original plan was to finish at least one book a day but right now I’m still at page 82 of Ten Things We Did. I really really hope I can finish this book soon, though. After Ten Things We Did, I will read Ghost Girl: Lovesick next.

I’m loving Ten Things We Did. There’s something fishy about Noah, though. But of course I don’t want to reveal spoilers! Haha~

For today’s participation post, we’d like to simply know how you’re doing~ You can tell us anything

What I did:

What I read:

What I liked/loved:

Leave us a link~ It will be counted in the drawing of the Grand Prize.

And also, there will be a twitter chat this Wednesday and another on the last day of the read-a-thon (December 7). Be sure to use #DreamyDecDays and there will lots of awesome prizes too so be there!

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Welcome to Day 2! Today’s Dreamy December Days Daily Challenge is called Dreamy Destinations. It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is tell us which place/s you want to go for the holidays. It could be a real place or a fictional one (i.e. Hogwarts at Christmas). If it’s a fictional place be sure to add a little book reference. You can add pictures if you like.
As always, participating in at least one challenge will qualify you to join the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the read-a-thon, and each challenge has one random winner so make sure to join. Link up on the Challenge linky below, each challenge linky will be open for two days to give everyone a chance to participate in the read-a-thon. Tweet your read-a-thon posts/progress using #DreamyDecDays.



Sponsored by:
L.M. Augustine, Erica Crouch, Tellulah Darling, Kate Evangelista, Nikki Godwin, Rachel Harris, Staci Hart, A.G. Howard, David Lomax, Angela McPherson, Lea Nolan, Kelly Oram, Lissa Price, Jennifer E. Smith, Laura Thalassa

Hogwarts at Christmas.
I would love to go to Hogwarts at Christmas. Walking down the corridor of Hogwarts on Christmas Day or sipping butter beer in the common room sounds really awesome. And of course there’s making snow angels and snowball fights that I’d really love to try. I live in a tropical country so I’ve never experienced winter before.


London
The British people fascinate me, from their accent to their culture. I also want to see the Big Ben and ride the London Eye. And what better place to visit than the setting of some of my favorite classic books?


Paris
Who doesn’t want to go on aa glamorous trip to Paris? It is the city of love after all. My best friend, Queenie, and I have always dreamed of visiting this wonderful place. Of course we want to visit the iconic Eiffel Tower too!

Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon Day 1: Author Feature, Giveaway, Updates

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For today’s author feature, we have an interview with Angela McPherson and excerpt from her book, Hope’s Decree. There’s also a GIVEAWAY below~

angela mcphersonBorn and currently residing in Midland, Texas, Angela shuffles three busy children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctors office as a nurse during the day, and writes at night. She is addicted to coffee——who isn’t? And firmly believes chocolate can fix all——especially chocolate ice cream. She laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once (she thinks). When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing, though her kids often beg her not to.
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About Angela McPherson

First off, let’s start with the basic info, can you tell our read-a-thon participants who Angela Mcpherson is?

  • I’m kind of an all over the place type of person. I like being busy. I work as a pediatric nurse in the day, write at night, and spend time with my kiddos and husband. I’m also a pretty sporadic person and am often distracted (some may say more than often). I jump subjects ALL the time.

What did you do before you became an author? Or do you still have some other side job to writing?

  • I do the same thing as I did before…I daydream, a lot.

Name three foods you’ll never get sick of eating.

  • Hamburgers. Chick-fl-a sandwich. Nachos.

About her writing and her books

How did your interest in writing start?

  • It started while reading a vampire series and then thinking, I totally want to do this.

Can you tell us a little about Hope’s Decree?

  • YES! First things first, HD isn’t a retelling, but more of an extended version of the Greek mythology, Pandora’s Box: Pandora opened her box and released orbs—sin—to mortals on earth. When she closed the box, Pandora sealed one orb inside. The orb of Hope. Now on to Hope’s Decree: Trinity Whitebone can feel what others around her feel. She doesn’t understand the reasoning for her ability, and she hates it. Then a hot guy, Blain Heros, moves to town and suddenly life becomes hectic….Trinity goes from feeling emotions to hearing thoughts and the new guy, Blain, knows why. She’s a descendant of Pandora, fated to rid mortals of the deadly multitude of orbs unleashed by Pandora. As if the burden of saving mortals isn’t tough enough, Trinity learns there are other immortal beings—Rogues—trying to capture her so they can gain her powers. Crap just got real….romance, betrayal, fighting and much more happen and then all of a sudden the story is over. 😀

What inspired you to write a book about a descendant of Pandora?

  • When I walked outside one night and looked up at the stars. I’ve always loved stories about the constellations and Greek Mythos, so one idea ran into the other until I picked Pandora’s Box.

Of all the characters in your book, who’s your favorite character to write, and why?

  • I really enjoy writing Morpheus’s character. He’s so funny and he allows me to just write without inhibitions.

What are some of your writing habits?

  • Coffee, music, laptop, and without kids, which is impossible until they go to bed (and why I prefer writing at night).

What is your favorite word and why?

  • Love…or maybe Laugh? There are so many different emotions and reasons behind LOVE and Laugh, because it’s my favorite thing to do.

What are your favorite books of all time?

  • Romance books with a flare of action and humor: The Vampire Academy series and The Iron Fey series are great examples.

What is your favorite quote?

  • “I wanted a normal life, but normal was as foreign to me as a super bowl ring was to Tony Romo.” Hope’s Decree, Angela McPherson

Since it’s almost Christmas…

Do you have any holiday traditions? If so, what are they? Or what do you usually do during this time?

  • I have to clean my house while listening to Christmas music, loudly. (Yes I’m a weirdo, I love to clean). My kids and I cuddle on the couch and watch tons of Christmas movies while drinking hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course), and we also drive into town to look at Christmas lights.

What do you love most about Christmas?

  • People seem a little happier, they say thank you, smile when you walk by and are all around friendlier.

What’s on your Christmas Wishlist this year?

  • World peace? That I finish all my books by January 1? IDK. Wait, I got it! That my family and I are well, healthy, and continue being grateful for what we have. Yup, the last one.

What makes you put on the holiday weight?

  • What doesn’t? LOL

Wrapping up

One last! Can you tell us a joke? Pretty please with a cherry on top? 😛

My friend sent this to me and really, it is so me. Okay, here goes:

Q: Why did the forgetful chicken cross the road?

A: To get to the other side, er, no, to go shopping, no not that either … dang it.

Any last words?

  • Have a Merry Christmas! God Bless and be sure to read lots of great books 😀

That’s a wrap~ Thank you so so much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to have you.

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hope's decreeTitle: Hope’s Decree

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When everything else is lost, there is always hope.
While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.
Until Blain Heros enrolled.
He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…
Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

Excerpt from Hope’s Decree:

“Blain, please.” I took another step back, keeping a safe distance between us. “I don’t want to do this. I can’t do this.” My voice shook. I desperately needed him to listen, but he refused.

He lunged again. A stabbing pain stung my forearm and fluid seeped through the fabric. I stopped backing away as anger surged through me like a virus. I used the emotion, and let the energy it generated build on itself until it consumed me. My insides were charged like a high-powered battery begging to be released. My fingers twitched, and white light hovered around their tips, waiting for my command.

“Bring it,” Blain said in a low growl. With his back hunched over, sword in his right hand, he lunged forward again. This time I stopped the contact with an aggressive wave of my hand. His right hand reflexively defended my attack. Against his metal blade, a spray of sparks sailed in the air.

“About time,” Blain said, though his words were cut off as I shot out a stream of white. With another wave of my hand, my power sent his body sailing into the air. He landed on his feet, staring at me.

“Now change the light into a sword.” He circled me in the same crouch. “Focus,” he demanded.

My brows furrowed as I concentrated on the energy, forming it in my mind. The light wavered, making me concentrate harder. Sweat rolled down the side of my face until I crafted the light into a deadly curved blade. The hilt rested easily in my grip.

“Now, fight.”

He leaped in the air, his sword over my head. I raised my hands and our swords clashed. His metal hit against the pulsing glow of my blade, and sparks again showered in the air. I broke apart first, crouching in front of him. Our eyes locked. His hand came up in a swift strike, and I countered, parrying his.

He circled behind me, catching me off guard. Using my elbow, I connected with his stomach. He grunted, giving me time to face him. He recovered quickly, and the dance began again. We circled, our blades in the air ready to strike.

Quickly I realized my anger had pushed away my fear, and by doing so, I enhanced my ability to use the energy. As soon as I allowed myself to accept my power, I felt indestructible.

The afternoon sun scorched my skin; sweat drenched my hair, and my sweater stuck to my chest. My energy level had fizzled to a faint buzz, and my head ached.

After we sparred with the curved blades, Blain chose other weapons for me to create. Each time his request was easier to replicate, but the more I used the energy, the more it drained me.

“Blain.” I bent over panting. “I…need…to…rest.” By then I didn’t care if he knocked me out. I’d welcome it.

“I think you’re right.”

I peaked at him through my lashes. His face had flushed, and sweat made his hair stick to the side of his face. “Thanks,” I said, relaxing.

Still catching my breath when I stood up, I found Blain taking his shirt off. All of my stored air supply rushed out, and my heart sprinted like the wings of a hummingbird.

I was in a trance, watching the sun glisten off his perfect body. His stomach looked like a sea of toned muscles, and his jeans rested low on his hipbones. He used his gray T-shirt to wipe sweat from his brow, and then he froze.

It took me a moment to realize he was looking at me. I’d been caught staring at him.

“I think we should go back to the truck. I need to get home,” I confessed quick and breathless.

“Sure,” he agreed, walking over to the duffle bag.

Certain I could control my breathing, I walked over and helped him finish piling the weapons into the bag, making sure not to touch him.

“Let me see your arm.” He pointed to the ripped sleeve caked with dried blood.

“Um, I think it’ll be okay. I’ll just clean it when I get home.”

He shook his head, walking to stand in front of me. “I’m not asking.” He took my arm, carefully pushing the fabric up.

The connection pulsed between us, as always. “I can heal this,” he said, voice thick and low. “This place enhances my abilities.”

His hand warmed against my skin and I looked down, watching a golden thread of light pulsing from under his cupped hand. The pressure tingled at first and then grew in intensity. The sensation made it hard to breathe.

The connection thoroughly jilted me, weakening my legs. I sagged lower, but Blain’s free arm snaked around my waist, pressing me tightly against his bare chest. My eyes rose to meet his. I stared into a burning inferno of blue flames.

Gold and white light interlaced, spreading around us and holding us prisoner. Our hearts beat in cadence, and our breathing became soft. My heart squeezed with elation, and a small voice encouraged me to reach for more.

The need became overwhelming. I straightened. The small movement faltered the bond, and with a cold, searing force, Blain backed away.

I looked down at the cut on my arm and found it gone, no redness or swelling appeared. While one cut healed, another had deepened. My body shook.

“Trinity,” he sounded worried.

“I’m fine.” I turned my back, heading for the path of trees in front of me. “I want to go home.” A minute later the sound of his footsteps crunched behind me, but he remained silent as we walked out of the magical forest and back to his truck.

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Angela is giving away an eBook of Hope’s Decree! Open to all! Even non-participants.

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Hey guys! Today’s the start of the DDD read-a-thon and I can’t wait to start reading. But before that, let me show you the books I plan on reading this week—or at least try to. College life is keeping me busy but I will do my best to finish them this week. So without further ado, here’s what I’m going to read this week:
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (borrowed from a friend of mine)
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski (a gift from my DDD co-host, Francine)

I’m not really sure if I can finish all these books this week but I will really try to. But this read-a-thon is not about how many books you have read but rather, it’s about tackling that huge TBR pile while having fun by interacting with your fellow bookworms.
For the first day of the read-a-thon I am going to read Ten Things We Did. The book seems really fun and I’ve been dying to read it!
What about you, what are you going to read for the read-a-thon? Don’t forget to link up your daily update below. And also, there will be a twitter chat this Wednesday and another on the last day of the read-a-thon (December 7). Be sure to use #DreamyDecDays and there will lots of awesome prizes too so be there!

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Happy December everyone! Welcome to today’s Dreamy December Days Daily Challenge. For Day 1, tell us your Bookish Christmas Wishes. You can answer any of the following questions: What are the bookish merchandise or books that you would really love to receive this Christmas? Or which of our array of read-a-thon prizes would you really love to win? (You can add pictures if you like.)
As always, participating in at least one challenge will qualify you to join the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the read-a-thon, and each challenge has one random winner so make sure to join. Link up on the Challenge linky below, each challenge linky will be open for two days to give everyone a chance to participate in the read-a-thon. Tweet your read-a-thon posts/progress using #DreamyDecDays.

Sponsored by:
• L.M. Augustine, Erica Crouch, Tellulah Darling, Kate Evangelista, Nikki Godwin, Rachel Harris, Staci Hart, A.G. Howard, David Lomax, Angela McPherson, Lea Nolan, Kelly Oram, Lissa Price, Jennifer E. Smith, Laura Thalassa


I am a huge Potterhead and I love Ravenclaw. I’ve always wanted a Ravenclaw scarf or neck tie. I’ve always wanted those stuff but I never get the chance to buy them because most of my savings goes to buying books.
Khaled Hosseini is one of my favorite authors of all time and I already have a hardbound copy of his book A Thousand Splendid Suns, it would be great if someone could give me a hardbound copy of And The Mountains Echoed and The Kite Runner.

But really, when it comes to books I’m not picky. I’ll read anything you give me. When someone gives me a book I always ask them to write a short message for me on the book. It makes it more special that way.
As for the read-a-thon prizes, what I would really love to have is one of Lea Nolan’s signed bookmarks, a swag pack from Rachel Harris or a signed hardback from A.G. Howard. But anything is fine,really.

Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon Sign Up and Author Highlight: David Lomax

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Always Lost in Books and Books Keep Me Sane are hosting a weeklong read-a-thon before we all settle in for the holidays. Join us~ There will be awesome challenges and author features. Anyone can join as long as you can post your read-a-thon updates publicly. So sign up now!

Just declare that you will be joining the read-a-thon (through your blog or any social media account) and fill up the linky~ Sign ups are open from Nov. 1, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2013. (When signing up, please include your name, country, and declaration post link)

For more details: read-a-thon page

Today, I’m featuring one of our lovely sponsors. Give it up for:
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david lomaxBorn in Scotland and raised in Toronto, David Lomax divides his time between four great passions – writing, reading, teaching high-school English, and his wonderful family. He lives in Toronto with his awesome wife and three precocious children.

His debut novel, Backward Glass is out now from Flux Books.

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Published Books:

17393012Backward Glass

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Dreamy December Days is sponsored by:

  • L.M. Augustine
  • Erica Crouch
  • Tellulah Darling
  • Kate Evangelista
  • Nikki Godwin
  • Rachel Harris
  • Staci Hart
  • A.G. Howard
  • David Lomax
  • Angela McPherson
  • Lea Nolan
  • Kelly Oram
  • Lissa Price
  • Jennifer E. Smith
  • Laura Thalassa

Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon Sign Up and Author Highlight: A.G. Howard

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Always Lost in Books and Books Keep Me Sane are hosting a weeklong read-a-thon before we all settle in for the holidays. Join us~ There will be awesome challenges and author features. Anyone can join as long as you can post your read-a-thon updates publicly. So sign up now!

Just declare that you will be joining the read-a-thon (through your blog or any social media account) and fill up the linky~ Sign ups are open from Nov. 1, 2013 to Dec. 4, 2013. (When signing up, please include your name, country, and declaration post link)

For more details: read-a-thon page

Today, I’m featuring one of our lovely sponsors. Give it up for:

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a.g. howardAnita Grace Howard lives in the Texas panhandle, and is most at home weaving the melancholy and macabre into settings and scenes, twisting the expected into the unexpected. She’s inspired by all things flawed, utilizing the complex loveliness of human conditions and raw emotions to give her characters life, then turning their world upside down so the reader’s blood will race.

Married and mother of two teens (as well as surrogate mom to two Labrador retrievers), Anita divides her days between spending time with her family and plodding along or plotting on her next book.

When she’s not writing, Anita enjoys rollerblading, biking, snow skiing, gardening, and family vacations that at any given time might include an impromptu side trip to an 18th century graveyard or a condemned schoolhouse for photo ops.

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Published Books:

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Series: Splintered #1.5

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Dreamy December Days is sponsored by:

  • L.M. Augustine
  • Erica Crouch
  • Tellulah Darling
  • Kate Evangelista
  • Nikki Godwin
  • Rachel Harris
  • Staci Hart
  • A.G. Howard
  • David Lomax
  • Angela McPherson
  • Lea Nolan
  • Kelly Oram
  • Lissa Price
  • Jennifer E. Smith
  • Laura Thalassa