A Valentine from Gabriel to Jessie

Gabriel and Jessie are from one of my favorite YA books- Tempus by Tyra Lynn.

If you haven’t read this book yet you really need to. The sequel is in the process of being written and I’ll let you know as soon as I know a publishing timeline. It will be called Arcanus.

Thanks Tyra for such a special letter, and I love the parchment paper it was written on. Sneak Gabe a big hug for me.

Tamie Xo

Coming Up This Week…

It’s Valentines Week and to celebrate it I’ve got something very special for you. I asked some of my fave authors if they could help me out by securing some love letters/notes from my favorite guys to share with you, and all I can say is WoW! did they ever come thru. I hope you’ll join us for a week of swooning…sighing…and erm a bit of tingling as well 😉

Monday February 13th- A beautiful Valentine letter from Blake to Livia that will pull at your heartstrings.

***Thanks to Debra Anastasia***

Tuesday February 14th- A romantic and sensual love note from Gabriel to Julia that will have you swooning into unconsciousness first then running for a cold shower.

***Thanks to Sylvain Reynard***

Wednesday February 15th- You may not survive the letter that Dominic wrote to Kerrigan. If Dominic is involved you know it’s going to be hawt, and this is a scorcher!

***Thanks to C.L. Parker***

Thursday February 16th- A timeless love letter from Gabe to Jessie will have you reaching for something to dry ur eyes. Don’t worry tho…I’ve stocked up on kleenex for us.

***Thanks to Tyra Lynn***

Friday February 17th- Caleb may be a straight forward guy, but his letter to Lauren will melt your heart. O…and there’s a bit of news that he shares as well…

***Thanks to Linda Cunningham***

Saturday February 18th- It’s a surprise…u like surprises right!?! Yeah me too.

Also- No MBB this week but don’t worry it’ll be back next week.

Thursday- Gina reviews: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

FanFic Friday with Debb and Annie- I never know what these 2 have in store 4 u, but I know you won’t want 2 miss it.

How about a few love lines to get the week started?!? Yeah that…

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My Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

After putting myself through the trauma of choosing an order for my Top 10 Books for 2011 I decided I deserved a reprieve  for my favorite Top 10 Book covers. They are presented in no particular order, but I loved them all. Several of them were what drew my interest to the book in the 1st place.

I’m afraid in this day and age of ebook popularity that book covers aren’t given as much thought and attention as they should receive. I believe that’s a huge mistake. Whether I’m in a book store browsing,  looking online, or perusing a publishers site, I’m still drawn in by a great book cover. Sometimes it’s the colors that catch my eye, sometimes it’s the design/ picture/text, and sometimes it’s all.  I work in retail as a merchandiser when I’m not doing this, and my boss has a saying he’s fond of…It’s a 5 second decision for customers.

I don’t know how much input an author has on his/her book cover, but authors if you do have anything to say in the matter make sure your book cover speaks for you.

Alright, show time…

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