The Priest’s Graveyard by: Ted Dekker – Book Blog Tour

The Priest’s Graveyard by: Ted Dekker

Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate. Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping haunted memories of a tragic war that took his mother’s life. Now he’s a priest who lives by a law of love and compassion. It is powerful men and hypocrites who abide by legal law but eschew the law of love that most incense Danny. As an avenging angel, he believes it is his duty to show them the error of their ways, at any cost.

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels with a total of more than 5 million copies sold worldwide. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.

The Priest’s Graveyard was an exciting read. Having read a few of Ted Dekker’s books, I new I was in for a ride. At the beginning of this book, I was expecting something different about Danny Hansen. As a Priest, I thought his “sin” was going to be something more extraordinary than it was. I’m not saying he was right or wrong, it was just something different than what I had in mind.

Renee really got on my nerves. Her ignorance of things was rather irritating at times. I completely understand what Mr. Dekker was going for, but some of it, for me, wasn’t really believable. Which may be something I have just never experienced or been around.

All in all, The Priest’s Graveyard was an exciting, thrilling, and great read. If you’re in the mood for some suspenseful and on edge reading, go get your copy on April 19th. You won’t be sorry!

Another stop on the tour for today: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Tomorrow’s stops: Urban Bachelorette and Fable Freak

Published in: on April 13, 2011 at 8:17 am  Comments (2)  

In My Mailbox #4

A little information before we see the mailbox:

In the past month, things have been really crazy for me. Outside of my husband and children, I take care of my grandparents: G-Daddy is 96 and Nanny-Goat is 87. With both of them having heart problems and my grandmother having lung problems, it never stops. I’ve had my G-Daddy in the hospital out of town twice during this time. In addition to getting them both to and from doctors appoints, the hospital and making sure their needs are taken care of, I’ve had sick children as well.  Also, in the last week, we’ve had a terrible storm come through and a tree split and fell two times; damaging their home with the second fall.

I’m not sure how often I am going to be able to review at this point. I hope to continue on with my blog, but as you can see, it’s going to take me longer than I thought.

So, without further ado, In My Mailbox is from the past month. All of these items I have won or received for review:

 

 

 

 

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

 

 

Items won:

Signed bookmarks: Desires of the Dead & The Body Finder by: Kimberly Derting from My World of Books

Admission by: Jean Hanff Korelitz from Tribute Books Mama.

The Thieves of Darkness by: Richard Doetsch from Three boys and an Old Lady

Shadowfever by: Karen Marie Moning from Jenn’s Bookshelves

Trevor’s Song by: Susan Helene Gottfried from Book’d Out

Icarus Rising by: David Pauly from I am a Reader, not a writer

Deadly Fear by: Cynthia Eden (signed, plus bookmarks) from Larissa’s Bookish Life

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by: Jana Oliver (signed, plus swag) from Books Over Boys

A Deadly Row by: Casey MayesThe Damage Done by: Hilary Davidson Ghosted by: Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall from Bookhounds

How to Write a Sentence by: Stanley Fish from Amused by Books

The Genie of the Portrait by: Misty Burke from Once upon a Twilight

For Review:

The Priest’s Graveyard by: Ted Dekker – watch for my upcoming review for The Priest’s Graveyard blot tour.

Bad Girls of the Bible by: Liz Curtis Higgs

Both of these books were received from their respective Publishing Houses for review.


Published in: on April 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Blogger Hop #4

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. The Book Blogger Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week.  This is a weekly event!  Come join in on the fun and stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added!

 

This week’s question comes from Somer who blogs at A Bird’s Eye Review (her blog design is ADORABLE – check it out!):

“Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?”

Normally, I read one at a time; however, there are instances where I can’t get into a book so I start another and hope to finish the first. I really don’t like doing that because I get so absorbed in my reading.

 

 

Hosted by: Parajunkee.com

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com} and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers – http://nakeshabrown.blogspot.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

 

This weeks question:

How did you come up with your blog name?

When I decided to try and do a blog, I wanted the name to be different. I didn’t want the “blog” used in the title. I wanted it to be something similar to myself – hidden – but also to do with a library – bibliotheca.

 

 

Published in: on March 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Book Blogger Hop #3

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. The Book Blogger Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week.  This is a weekly event!  Come join in on the fun and stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added!

 

This weeks question: “If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?”

Wow! I’m not really sure how to answer this one. I would more than likely find something for myself but probably spend most of it on my kids. My daughters love to read; especially my youngest. At her school, they have the Accelerated Reader program. The kids read a book and then take a test on it. Depending on how many points they have – they achieve points on the grade and the reading level of the book – they are rewarded. So, the girls would probably end up with most of the books.

 

 

Hosted by: Parajunkee.com

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com} and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers – http://nakeshabrown.blogspot.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

 

This weeks question:

Just like Ashley said (love it) “Ashley the girl…” who are You the Boy/Girl, instead of You the Blogger?

Well, let’s see. I’m Heather, the girl. Mother of 4 – 2 boys and 2 girls – granddaughter to Nanny-Goat and G-Daddy (Happy belated Birthday to G-Daddy. He turned 96 this month.) Wife to 1 very hard to please man. Currently, I am a stay at home mom and care-giver to my grandparents. I am a student looking to graduate in September with a degree in Business. In the very near future, I will be re-entering the work force. We have 1 dog, 3 cats, and many other critters that show up. I love to read, listen to music, watch movies, and just visit with my family.



Published in: on March 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

In My Mailbox #3

 

 

 

 

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

 

 

This week I received three different books.

From WaterBrook Press for review: Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

I won an E-book copy of: The Haunted E-Book by J. L. Bryan through Bewitched Bookworm.

I also won: How to Marry a Duck by Vicky Dreiling from a contest at Knit – Prul – Stitch…Read & Cook

 

Thanks to the Authors and to the Blog Hosts for the giveaways!!!

Published in: on March 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Follow my Book Blog Friday

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To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com} and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers – http://nakeshabrown.blogspot.com/
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  7. If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

 

This weeks question:

Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it…

 

This one is a little hard. I used to watch TV all the time; however, in the last year or so, I’ve started back reading. So, I can only share a few that I, at least, listen too:

The Real Housewives – I watch several of these shows. Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, and such. These women can be funny and really mean. Their over abundant life styles drive me crazy. Many are superficial, ignorant, and rather selfish. I wouldn’t have any idea what it would be like to have a maid, a nanny, or a credit card with no limit.

 

Nancy Grace – I enjoy watching Nancy Grace and many other true crime shows. She is usually brutally honest with her opinions of people and situations. Some of the things people do and say are just beyond me.

 

Hoarders – This is a newer show that I’ve come to love watching. I feel so bad for some of these people. Their compulsion has taken over their lives.  It’s unimaginable how much stuff some people collect.

 

Published in: on February 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm  Comments (2)  

Book Blogger Hop #2

 

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books. The Book Blogger Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week.  This is a weekly event!  Come join in on the fun and stop back throughout the weekend to see all the new blogs that are added!

I’ve missed the last few Hops, so I’m playing catch-up with this post.

February 25-28: “Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?”

No. Since I just started my blog, I tried to chose a name that was different from others.

February 18-21: “What book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?”

This is a hard one. There are so many good books out there, but I think Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series might be a good one. It would be neat to see how they would break down the books.

Februrary 11-14: “Tell us about one of your posts from this week and give us a link so we can read it (review or otherwise)!”

Most of my posts are book reviews.

February 4-7:

“What are you reading now and why are you reading it?”

Currently, I am reading The Iron King by: Julie Kagawa. I’ve wanted to read this book since I took up reading, again. It seems everyone raves over the trilogy, so now it’s my turn to see what these books are about.
I hate that I’ve missed these weeks and hopefully, I will not miss any in the future.
Thanks to Crazy-for-Books for hosting this Hop; it’s been a great way to meet new people and learn so much about the Authors and books that are out there. Don’t forget to come by and join in on the fun!!!




 

 




Published in: on February 25, 2011 at 9:28 am  Comments (3)  

In My Mailbox #2

 

 

 

 

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

This is my second In My Mailbox. I actually debated on whether to go ahead and do a weekly update or every other week; as you can see, I decided to go ahead with weekly.
This week for review:
Deadly Ties by: Vicki Hinze
This book was sent to me from

WalterBrook Multomah Publishers for free for review purposes.


This week I won:
The Iron Fey Trilogy: by: Julie Kagawa
The Iron King
The Iron Daughter
The Iron Queen
Special Thanks to Amy at My Friend Amy and the Author for a great giveaway!!!
Published in: on February 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm  Comments (2)  

In My Mailbox #1

 

In My Mailbox is hosted by TheStorySiren.

 

This is my first In My Mailbox. Since I just started blogging a few weeks ago, I have been getting books from the library, online – eBooks and purchasing, and from book stores; yet, I did receive 2: 1 from the Author and 1 from WaterBrook Multnomah. I have really enjoyed getting back to reading books. I forgot how nice it was; a good escape from the day to day grind of my reality.

So, this first set of books, I purchased online through the Literary Guild:

The Parting by: Beverly Lewis (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher – Book 1)

The Forbidden by: Beverly Lewis (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher – Book 2)

The Search by: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Hush, Hush by: Becca Fitzpatrick

Insatiable by: Meg Cabot

Marked by: P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Rooms by: James L. Rubart

How to Bake a Perfect Life by: Barbara O’Neal

 

 

This set I purchased from a couple of second-hand places in town:

Revelations of a Single Woman by: Connally Gilliam

Sunday’s at Tiffany’s by: James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

The Bronte Project by: Jennifer Vandever

The Sugar Queen by: Sarah Addison Allen

Julia’s Chocolates by: Cathy Lamb

The Eyre Affair by: Jasper FForde

 

 

Also, I did get 2 books In my Mailbox:

Tandem by: Tracey Bateman (from the publisher)

Sunny Chandler’s Return by: Sandra Brown (from Goodreads giveaway by the Author)

Published in: on February 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm  Comments (1)  

Parajunkee’s Truth or Dare

I have decided to participate in Parajunkee’s Truth or Dare.

 

Today’s Dare:

Take a picture of your current reading selection! Extra kudos if you are in it!

 

 

 

 

I just finished reading Deadwood by Tracey Cross.

Published in: on February 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm  Comments (2)