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YA & New Author Nominations For The Best of 2009


award-button2 The end of the year is coming up, can you believe it.  My wonderful Twin, at Wicked Lil Pixie and I have decided to ask our readers what their favorites of 2009 are.

I figured we would start a bit easy: YA category Favorite Authors & Best New Authors and we’ll move on week by week to other genres/sub-genres/authors. I also know there’s a lot of late releases this year, so they’ll have their own category as well, so we don’t leave anyone out.

I also think a top 5 for every category should suffice, we know how hard it is to choose favorites.

 At the end of it, we will have a contest with some of the top books of every category being given away.

So, comment away…who are your FAVORITE NEW AUTHORS of 2009 & FAVORITE YA Authors of 2009 nominate as many as you want for each category and next week we’ll have a poll to narrow them all down!

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November 6, 2009 Posted by | Awards, Poll, Sidhe's News & Updates, Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments

Heartfelt Award


HeartfeltAward Nat over at Wicked Lil Pixie awarded me with a Heartfelt Award! Thanks Nat, I heart you too. 🙂

“Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you’re relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy ? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside.”

I am to list 9 blogs that make me feel warm and cozy…

1. Patricia’s Vampire Notes

2. Literary Escapism

3. Sci Fi Guy

4. Anna’s Book Blog

5. Amberkatze’s Book Blog

6. Dark Faerie Tales

7. La Femme Readers

8. Book Chick City

9. Bloody Bookaholic

I just personally want to say “Thanks” to all of you amazing book addicts who take the time to create and maintain such great blogs to share your finds and thoughts with the rest of us!

November 6, 2009 Posted by | Awards, Sidhe's News & Updates | , , | 12 Comments

Awards


I’ve recieved a few more awards from my awesome peers!

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Jackie at Literary Escapism, Doug from SciFi Guy, and Ruthie from Ruthie’s Book Reviews all nominated me for the ZOMBIE CHICKEN Award! Thanks! 🙂

About the Zombie Chicken Award

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…

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Ruthie at Ruthie’s Book Reviews and Jackie at Literary Escapism gave me the LETS BE FRIENDS Award. Thanks so much Ruthie and Jackie!
“The Let’s be Friends Awards stands for this: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers.”

 

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I received the SISTERHOOD Award from Alice at The Bizzare Library and Jackie at Literary Escapism. I’m honered ladies. Thank you both!
This award is for showing great attitude and/or gratitude and I get to nominate 10 other sites to share my joy.
So I’m supposed to nominate 23 people to receive these awards in all. I would like to nominate all the blogs in my sidebar under BLOGROLL and COOL BLOGS/SITES! I love all of them and it’s hard to choose, so I’m passin the love on to all of them. 🙂

May 5, 2009 Posted by | Awards | 6 Comments

Gettin Some Love…


fabulous_book_blog_awardAmber over at Ambertkatze’s Book Blog nominated me for a Your Blog Is Fabulous award. Thanks so much Amber! I think your blog is absolutely Fabulous too! 🙂

Here are the rules:

List five things you are obsessed with/addicted to and nominate five fabulous blogs to pass this award on to!

5 Obsessions/Addictions

1.) Umm… Books! I am most assuredly addicted to books. I love to read them, collect them, buy them, re-read them, talk about them and moan about not having enough money to buy all the ones I want, lol. Even though my TBR pile is threatening to topple over I still want MORE!

2.) TV/Movies – I have several shows that I watch religiously and I’m a DVD addict too. The 2 for $20 or 3 for $24 sales at Block Buster and Rogers are my second favorite place to shop after I’ve cleaned out the bookstores.

3.) Chocolate & Cheesecake – I never met one that I didn’t like. Enough said! 😀

4.) Tea – and I’m not really talking about all the various flavours, etc. I just want my regular Orange Pekoe/Tetley tea and I’m saying I suck that stuff back like it’s heroine all day long! If I could put it into myself intravenously, I would. There just is not enough caffeine in the world to keep me awake.

5.) My two guilty pleasures/addictions are the American Idol auditions and So You Think You Can Dance auditions. Totally entertaining, hilarious, and a lot of second-hand embarrassment!

5 Fabulous Blogs that I love to visit:

1.) Literary Escapism 

2.) Patricia’s Vampire Notes 

3.) SciFi Guy

4.) Ruthie’s Book Reviews

5.) Yankee Romance Reviewers

ETA March 10th

Jackie over at Literary Escapism has just given me The Proximidade Award! Thank you Jackie, I’m honored. 🙂

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kinds of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.

My eight bloggers I’d like to pass this along to are: Amberkatze’s Book Blog, Bitten By Books, Vampire Wire, Cherie Pie’s Books, Suburban Vampire, Lady Vampire’s Lair, Reading With A Bite, & Fang-tastic Books!

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Awards | | 9 Comments

Awards


I have been blessed enough to be nominated for several awards in the last few weeks, so I’m going to cheat a little and get them all onto this post.

The Deadly Vixens nominated me for an I Love Your Blog Award.

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Thanks so much ladies!

The rules are:
1) Add the logo of your award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Lady Vampire  from Lady Vampire’s Lair, Jackie from Literary Escapism, and Terra from Yankee Romance Reviewers nominated me for a

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 Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you ladies! I’m touched by your kindness.

The rules are:
Mention the blog that gave it to you.
Comment on her blog to let her know you have posted the award.
Share 6 values that are important to you.
Share 6 things you do not support.
Share the love with six other wonderful blogging friends.

Ruthie over at Ruthies Book Reviews has nominated me for a Lemonade Award! Thanks Ruthie. 🙂

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Pass it on to at least ten other blogs who show great attitude and/ or gratitude.

I also recieved a Butterfly Award from Jackie at Literary Escapism! Woo Hoo, am I ever feelin the love here. 😀untitled

So here are the rules:

1. Post the logo on your blog
2. Add link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Award up to 10 blogs
4. Add links to those blogs in your award post
5. Leave a message for awardee on their blog

And last, but definitely not least, I received a Premio Dardos Award from Ruthie at Ruthie’s Book Reviews, and from Amber at Amberkatze’s Book Blog. Thank you both so much! 🙂

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Premio Dardos means ‘prize darts’ in Italian and it is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

The rules are:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

 

**I am truly honored and humbled by the recognition and appreciation you’ve all graciously given to me. I am also extremely grateful to all my readers! Thank you, each and every one of you, both bloggers & readers, for sticking with me and for showing interest in what I have to say about the books that I read and love. I LOVE getting your comments and hearing what you think as well, so don’t be shy!

I am also really, really grateful to all the amazing authors and publishers who take time out of their busy schedules to chat with me, do interviews and send me amazing books to review. You all motivate me to no end!

Now I obviously can’t follow all the rules for each award, or I’d be here till next week adding links, lol, so I’m going to pass all these awards, as-well-as a new one, on to 15 blogs that really stand out for me. I have probably close to a hundred blogs or sites that I follow and love, but I have to get some reviews up here soon, so I have to limit it to just 15.

I’m going to pass on another award. Here’s a Rated Excellent Award to recognize Blogs that show true excellence in many ways.

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I’m passing the “love” on to:

Amber at Amberkatze’s Book Blog. You are truly a wonderful blogger, book reviewer, interviewer and an inspiration to me.

Rachel at Bitten By Books. I’m really impressed, (and a little jealous), lol, of what you’ve done with Bitten By Books. Awesome blog!

April at Lady Vampire’s Lair. I LOVE coming by your blog, and thank you for posting all the awesome news you do! You are also a beautiful person and that’s something I appreciate. 🙂

Patricia at Patricia’s Vampire Notes. You always keep us all up to date on all things vampire which is made of awesome!

Jackie at Literary Escapism. You are also another amazing blogger! You’re an inspiration with your thoughtful and thorough posts.

Ruthie at Ruthie’s Book Reviews. I love your daily quotes! Where do you find them all? I also enjoy your reviews girl.

Marta Acosta at Vampire Wire. Amazing blog keeping us all up-to-date with all things paranormal. Love it! Where do you find time to write your awesome Casa Dracula series?

SciFi Guy at SciFiGuy.ca. He’s probably the best Urban Fantasy guy blogger I’ve come across! And he’s in Canada like me, so that’s cool too.

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Blog, because she’s one of my favorite author’s and I find her blog to always be interesting, honest and full of inspiration to those who want to write.

Lilith Saintcrow’s Blog, because she’s another fave author of mine and I find her blogs very insightful, and full of wonderful info & inspiration.

Urban Fantasy Land is another blog that always has awesome Urban Fantasy related info.

Terra at Yankee Romance Reviewers. Great reviews, interviews and contests, as well as being a super nice lady. I’m always popping by there to see what’s going on.

Catherine at Suburban Vampire always has great polls, movie news and other fun stuff going on.

Renee at Renee’s Book Addiction is fairly new to me but she has great Urban Fantasy info on her blog. I’ll be watching this blog.

And, my newest addicting blog is Pattinson Online, a fan site for actor Robert Pattinson, whom I’m just a little infatuated with right now. 😀

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Awards | 9 Comments

Awards


I was nominated for an

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Award by Liviania . Thanks so much!

The rules are:
1) Add the logo of your award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

My Nominees are:

1) Suburban Vampire

2) The Deadly Vixens

3) Shape Shifter Romance

4) Amberkatze’s Book Blog

5) Dakota Cassidy’s Blog

6) Jennifer Rardin’s Blog

7) Lilith Saintcrow’s Blog

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Awards | | 1 Comment