Author: Cafinated Reads

Nov 04
Updated Blog!

Updated Blog!

Hello reader friends!! I have updated my blog just a bit…it is now a 3 column blog and one special feature has been added….when you leave comments on my posts and giveaways they are now NUMBERED!!! Super yay! Have been trying to do that for some time and thanks so much to one special bloggin buddy I know have numbers in my comment posts! It will make it so much easier for drawing the winners of my giveaways!! Hope everyone is having a great week and that my new layout will go over well with you all!

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Nov 04
A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!! To join, here’s all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week. Post: 1~ a photo of the book 2~ title and synopsis 3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.) 4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments. If you’ve already reviewed this book you can add it also. Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don’t we?) Who knows? You may find your next “favorite” book. THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: “M” My book is:Mrs. O:The Face of Fashion Democracy Synopsis: Celebrated for her style and substance, Michelle Obama has transformed the role of first lady and become a 21st century icon, attracting attention from all over the world. The qualities so admired in her – intelligence, strength and charisma – radiate through her personal style, which has united accessibility with high-wattage glamour. The clothes, like the woman, feel both familiar and inspirational. Readily mixing high-end labels with more affordable brands, with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry, Mrs. O has elevated the notion of… Read more »

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Nov 04
FIRST WildCard Tour:Kelly Eileen Hake’s Bride Backfire

FIRST WildCard Tour:Kelly Eileen Hake’s Bride Backfire

I will be getting my copy of this book soon so my review will be posted at a later date! It just was too good to pass up sharing with you all! It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Kelly Eileen Hake and the book: The Bride Backfire Barbour Publishing, Inc (October 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Books for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Eileen Hake is a reader favorite of Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents book club, where she has released several books. A credentialed secondary English teacher in California, she… Read more »

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Nov 04
Gingham Bride Winners!

Gingham Bride Winners!

And the lucky two winners of a signed copy are: *Shelly* and *Mark* Congratulations and thanks for entering! I hope every one will come back and enter my future giveaways! They are some great ones! The two winners have been notified and will have until 12pm EST on Thursday November 5th to email me their info or I will draw new winners.

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Nov 03
Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh Preview and Giveaway

Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh Preview and Giveaway

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group, I have a copy of this book to giveaway to one lucky winner!!!! About the book: There’s a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast–rather than the best–in the precinct’s citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and “Hollywood” Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who’s been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo–a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they’ve stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can’t be sure who’s conning whom. Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA. About the Author: Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective… Read more »

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Nov 03
New Award!!!

New Award!!!

My bloggin buddy, Vicki@Reading at the Beach, gave her readers this lovely blog! Thanks Vicki! Here are the rules of the “One Lovely Blog Award”: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award up to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. I have so many blogs I could give this too but I am going to start off with a couple for now… they are: Emily/Elyssa @ Daughters of the King Shelly @ The Attic Girl Karen @ Bookin With Bingo Libby @Libby’s Library News There are so many I want to name but I will just name those ones for now..:) But please know that all the blogs I follow are lovely to me!!!

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Nov 03
A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE Winners!!!

A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE Winners!!!

My 5 lucky winners for A Climate for Change are: Karen K Linna Jasmine Holdenj and Tanya904 Congratulations to you all!!! ~All winners have been notified via email and will have until Wednesday November 3rd to contact me with their info or I will draw other winners! A Big thank you to all those who entered!!!

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Nov 02
THE GATE HOUSE by Nelson DeMille GIVEAWAY

THE GATE HOUSE by Nelson DeMille GIVEAWAY

About the Book: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his classic novel The Gold Coast. When John Sutter’s aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant. Taking up temporary residence in the gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, John finds himself living only a quarter of a mile from Susan who has also returned to Long Island. But Susan isn’t the only person from John’s past who has reemerged: Though Frank Bellarosa, infamous Mafia don and Susan’s ex-lover, is long dead, his son, Anthony, is alive and well, and intent on two missions: Drawing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa family, and exacting revenge on his father’s murderer–Susan Sutter. At the same time, John and Susan’s mutual attraction resurfaces and old passions begin to reignite, and John finds… Read more »

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Nov 02
New TRUE BLUE Winner

New TRUE BLUE Winner

The previous winner, Sarah, was kind enough to let me know she already won this book from another contest so I redrew a name and the new winner is……… LUANN!!! Congratulations to you Luann! The  new winner has been notified and will have until 12pm on Tuesday November 3rd to email me back or I will draw yet  another winner…thank you to all who entered and I hope you all will come back and enter my future giveaways!!!

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Nov 01
TRUE BLUE Winner!!!

TRUE BLUE Winner!!!

And the lucky winner of David Baldacci’s TRUE BLUE, thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group, is……… drum roll please………. SARAH!!!! Congratulations to you Sarah! The winner has been notified and will have until 12pm on Tuesday November 3rd to email me back or  I will draw another winner…thank you to all who entered and I hope you enter my other giveaways!!!

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