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>Thirteenth Day of Bloody Kiss’mas Winner!!

>Before we get to our thirteenth and final winner of Bloody Kiss’mas 2010, we want to thank again Wick’d Reads’ Jfay and VampireWear’s Jo for sharing this giveaway with our followers! Along with them, the wonderful authors that donated all the fabulous prizes!

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For the thirteenth day of Bloody Kiss’mas Wick’d Reads and VampireWear gave to you…

Tribal Fang Necklace, and Bite Me Thong! http://www.vampirewear.com , http://www.facebook.com/vampirewear ~ Joanne Valencic, Vampire Wear

and the winners’ email is…

aikychien@…

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*After three days if we have not been notified or received the mailing info from selected winners we will pick new names. Please double check the address you send us to make sure it is the one you want package shipped to. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages and if a parcel is returned to sender due to incorrect mailing address provided to PBD, you have the option of having it resent at your own expense. NOTE that packages shipped over seas may take 7-10 weeks to reach it’s destination. We apologize for the inconvenience in shipping times, but must ship in the most economical way to be able to offer our giveaways to our overseas friends. Thank you.

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>Review: Indefensible by Pamela Callow

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*This tittle released on December 28, 2010*

[Kate Lange 2]
IndefensibleWhen Elise Vanderzell plummets from her bedroom balcony one gorgeous summer night, her children awaken to a nightmare.

THEIR MOTHER IS DEAD. THEIR FATHER IS CHARGED WITH HER MURDER.

Lawyer Kate Lange knows all about nightmares. She’s survived the darkest period of her troubled life and the wounds are still raw. Now she’s been handed a case that seems utterly unwinnable: defending her boss, high-profile lawyer Randall Barrett. A prosecutor’s dream suspect, Randall is a man who was cuckolded by his ex-wife. A man who could not control his temper. A man who had argued bitterly with the victim the previous day in full view of the children.

With limited criminal law experience, Kate finds herself enmeshed in a family fractured by doubt. Randall’s teenage son is intent on killing him. His daughter wants only to feel safe again. And the entire legal community would like nothing better than to see Randall receive a public comeuppance. As Kate races to stay a step ahead of the prosecution, a silent predator is waiting for the perfect time to deal the final blow.

If you like thrillers (or even if you don’t) this is one book that should be on everyone’s TBR list! In Indefensible, Pamela Callow has managed to tap into our deepest fears.

Think about it for a minute…what do you fear most? Death? Prison? The death of someone close to you? Something bad befalling your children? Human predators? Divorce? Backstabbing and betrayal at work? Whatever your fear may be, you’ll most likely find it in this book.

I loved the flawed and all too human characters. When nightmares and fear kept Kate awake at night, I sympathized with her. When former spouses, Randall and Elise, argued and fought over almost everything, I understood their anger. When their children withdrew or acted out in response, it was all too familiar. These are the people we read about every day in the newspaper.

Ms. Callow explores the dynamics of family and workplace, exposing the weaknesses. Just as in real life, sometimes what you see is merely illusion – a façade worn to protect a fragile ego or to hide sins better left unknown or simply to protect one’s privacy. She holds a mirror before us and the reflection isn’t pretty.

I simply couldn’t put the book down even though I was on the edge of my seat with my knees bouncing nervously and my heart pounding. I had to know how the book ended before I could sleep, but once in bed sleep wouldn’t come. The emotional toll on the characters kept playing through my mind and I found myself trying to reconcile their futures.

I try not to use any type of rating system in my reviews, but in this instance, I’m making an exception. This book rates a rare Gold Star. Make that five of them.

Kate Lange
Damaged-June 1, 2010 (Day’s Review)
Indefensible-December 28, 2010
Tattooed-(January 1, 2012)

Find Pamela Callow:
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This book was given to Mona for review by NetGalley.
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>Twelfth Day of Bloody Kiss’mas Winner!!

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For the twelfth day of Bloody Kiss’mas Wick’d Reads and VampireWear gave to you…

Autographed copy of SKULLS AND CROSSBONES ~ TALES OF WOMAN PIRATES and a Skulls and Crossbones Candle, scented in Walk the Plank 3X6 www.andimarquette.com, www.rgemanuelle.com ~ Author Andi Marquette and Author R.G. Emanuelle

and the winners’ email is…

hearsequeen@…

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*After three days if we have not been notified or received the mailing info from selected winners we will pick new names. Please double check the address you send us to make sure it is the one you want package shipped to. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages and if a parcel is returned to sender due to incorrect mailing address provided to PBD, you have the option of having it resent at your own expense. NOTE that packages shipped over seas may take 7-10 weeks to reach it’s destination. We apologize for the inconvenience in shipping times, but must ship in the most economical way to be able to offer our giveaways to our overseas friends. Thank you.

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>Eleventh Day of Bloody Kiss’mas Winner!!

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For the eleventh day of Bloody Kiss’mas Wick’d Reads and VampireWear gave to you…

Boleyn-Tudor Swag with Mug, Mousepad and Notebook. Quartz Bracelet and Earrings Set ~ www.bloodtouch.webs.com ~ Author Cinsearae Santiago
Ebook copies of THE VAMPIRE COLLECTION: SHORT STORIES FOR THE VAMPIRE ENTHUSIAST, and THE IMMORTAL MEMOIRS – www.myspace.com/thevampirecollection , www.facebook.com/BellaDonna.Drakul ~ Author BellaDonna Drakul

and the winners’ email is…

brandyrose_01@…

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>Tenth Day of Bloody Kiss’mas Winner!!

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For the tenth day of Bloody Kiss’mas Wick’d Reads and VampireWear gave to you…

Tote Bag filled with goodies, including Autographed copies of Winter Wishes Anthology, Hot Couture, Loves Immortal Pantheon Anthology, Mug and Chocolate Mix. www.tillygreene.com ~ Author Tilly Greene

and the winners’ email is…

ash_app@…

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*After three days if we have not been notified or received the mailing info from selected winners we will pick new names. Please double check the address you send us to make sure it is the one you want package shipped to. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages and if a parcel is returned to sender due to incorrect mailing address provided to PBD, you have the option of having it resent at your own expense. NOTE that packages shipped over seas may take 7-10 weeks to reach it’s destination. We apologize for the inconvenience in shipping times, but must ship in the most economical way to be able to offer our giveaways to our overseas friends. Thank you.

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>ARC Review: Hellforged by Nancy Holzner

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*This tittle is due for release December 28, 2010*

[Victory Vaughn 2]

A demon is stalking Vicky’s dreams-just as several of Deadtown’s zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. And when Vicky realizes she is the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown’s living nightmare.

When we left Victory Vaughn last year in Deadtown, Ms.Holzner’s debut, she was confused, battered, and a little broken from sending the Hellion, Difethwr the Destroyer, to Hell. Now almost six months later she’s entirely recovered. Well… unless you count that demon mark still burning up her arm. O.. or the confusion of choosing between to delectable men. But whose counting?

Beginning Hellforged is Ms. Holzner’s unmistakable fast paced fighting style. Vicky’s on a job to take care of a Glitch with her sidekick Tina when things get out of control which is usually just an example of another days hard work. Except this day is the last time anything will make since for our demon slayer for quite sometime, because when she goes home from Creature Comforts later that night to get a little shut eye, her dream-scape is invaded by none other than the Destroyer himself.

Here is where Hellforged slows down. Vicky’s Aunt Mab calls her home to Maenllyd in Wales to “finish her training”. While she’s there, it’s a constant schedule for Vicky of taking that next step in her demon education. The second prophecy at her birth has been set in motion and now Vicky’s trying her hardest to make sure The Book of Utter Darkness’s edict doesn’t become her fate.

So, I know everyone wants to know of what has happened in the Vicky, sexy were-wolf attorney Alexander Kane and gorgeous Detective Daniel Costello love triangle, but I’m going to disappoint. There’s honestly nothing I can tell what with Vicky being in Wales for over half the book and then the other half being too spoilery. In reality, there isn’t much romance what-so-ever. In UF’s I don’t expect to have a romance, but if there is a presence of one, I do expect some growth of character for those of romantic interest to which I found Hellforged lacking in. However, I will say that Vicky does choose by the end (for now ;)) and I am really happy by her choice.

By the end, Hellforged did bring back all the heart pumping, pulse racing, edge-of-your-seat action that we saw in Deadtown. Though we missed out on the comical zombie aspect to which I think makes this series so great. Ms. Holzner’s writing style keeps me turning those pages, but her ending is what has me hoping that the next in the series releases sooner rather than later. Ms. Holzner your slight cliff-hanger ending was not nice.

Victory Vaughn
Deadtown-December 29, 2009
(GK’s Review)
Hellforged-December 28, 2010

Find Nancy Holzner:
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This book was provided by Ace Books (Penguin).
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>Ninth Day of Bloody Kiss’mas Winner!!

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For the ninth day of Bloody Kiss’mas Wick’d Reads and VampireWear gave to you…

Autographed copy of FLICKER: BOOK OF ANSWERS (YA Dark Fantasy) http://www.wickdreads.com/flickerwarriors.htm, http://www.facebook.com/flickerwarriors ~ Internationally Best Selling Author William Maltese
FLICKER Fusion Candle, scented in Spiced Berry Fusion www.studio3bonline.com, www.facebook.com/candleartistjfay ~ Candle Artist Jfay

and the winners’ email is…

vsloboda@…

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*After three days if we have not been notified or received the mailing info from selected winners we will pick new names. Please double check the address you send us to make sure it is the one you want package shipped to. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages and if a parcel is returned to sender due to incorrect mailing address provided to PBD, you have the option of having it resent at your own expense. NOTE that packages shipped over seas may take 7-10 weeks to reach it’s destination. We apologize for the inconvenience in shipping times, but must ship in the most economical way to be able to offer our giveaways to our overseas friends. Thank you.

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