Saturday, December 26, 2009

Book Bloggers Holiday Swap - vlog

So, this one has been sitting in my drafts for about a week now, and I'm really, really sorry! It took me a while to gather all the information I wanted to give along with the vlog, but now I'm done and here you go (by the way, the third vlog is still in the making - sorry!):

I still haven't found out for sure who my secret santa is, but I have a hunch, so tell me whether I'm right or not, but I think it is Lenore @ Presenting Lenore. Thanks soooo much! I don't have the words to explain how excited I am!!!

The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley
The Stolen One is the story of young Kat, who embroideres finery for wealthy women. Kat wants more than what life is giving her right now, but she also doesn't want to alienate Grace, who took her in when no one else would. When a stranger appears in their cottage bringing with her the story of Kat's birth, she is curious and leaves their tiny village to go to London. There's a trailer for this book that can be found here.

The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
A new Rizzoli & Isles mystery, what more do I have to say??? I absolutely love Detective Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, so as soon as this one's out in German (my Mom's reading them as well, and she'd be really mad at me if I read them in English!), I will get it. Here you can find more info on the book including an excerpt and a trailer, so go and check it out!

The Moon series by Rose Marie Wolf
This is a werewolf series, in order the books are: Sweet Moon Dreams, Blood Moon, Hunter's Moon and Dark Moon Magick. In these books we follow the story of Rose Sullivan and her mate, Jason Barnett. I hope I can get my hands on those books! I'm curious! For more info, check out the author's website!

Melissa Walker's Violet Greenfield series
Violet On The Runway, Violet By Design & Violet In Private are the three books in the Violet Greenfield series about a wallflower turned model. Check out the author's site here!

Jessica Verday's The Hollow
This one is the first in the Hollow trilogy, where Abbey's best friend Kristen vanishes at a bridge near Sleepy Hollow and Abbey discovers secret after secret. There's an excerpt you can read here!

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
This first book in the Iron Fey series introduces us to Meghan, who saw her father disappear right before her eyes when she was six years old. Ever since, her life has felt slightly off, but what she would never have guessed is that she is the daughter of a faery king and a pawn in a deadly war. For an excerpt go here!

Megan Crewe's Give Up The Ghost
An outcast at her high school, Cass uses the secrets her ghostly friends dig up to expose her fellow students' deceits. Then the popular student council V.P. discovers her secret, and, to her surprise, asks her for help... For lots of additional info, check out the authors's site!

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
This book tells the hilarious story of Will Halpin, an overweight deaf teen who spends his first year at a mainstream high school looking for love, failing Algebra, unraveling the school's social scene, trying to get invited to the greatest party ever … and, oh yeah, solving a murder. You want more? Check it out here! As this one won't be out until Feburary 2010, I will add this on my list of possible books for the German YA challenge I'm participating in, where the goal is to read 15 YA books published in 2010.

And the books I got from my dear secret santa, both off of my wish list (how awesome is that?!):

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Elizabeth Scott's site can be found here!

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Check out the Cindy Pon's website!


  1. I love that you guys did this book swap! I'm honored to be one of the bookmarks you got. Happy Holidays!

  2. Good heavens you were one lucky girl, weren't you?!

  3. Just got back from my vacation and watched your vlog - and you are right...I was your secret santa!! Glad you liked your gift. It's cool that we live so close. I am always looking for bloggers to pass my read books along to!

  4. Melissa, I'm really curious about your books! And I hope you also had a happy holiday :-)

    Kristen, I was indeed "one lucky girl"! :-D

    Lenore, thanks again, I hope you had a wonderful vacation and a wonderful New Year's Eve!