Thursday, September 8, 2011

Winner of @CynthiaEden giveaway!

This is the Pigeon.

You may remember him from such books as The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog and giveaways like Discourse on fanfic, plagiarism, & @CynthiaEden's Deadly Heat. That contest ended on September 1st. Seven days ago. 

The Pigeon is very sorry he's late.

The Pigeon has a good reason, though. See, there was this hurricane. 

See that arrow? That's where the Pigeon nests.

The Pigeon lost power for five days. It kinda threw things out of whack. The Pigeon has promised, however, that he will be much more timely with all future giveaways. There were two entries for Cynthia Eden's Deadly Heat, Blue Shedevil and Kissablesweet1. Thank you for participating, ladies!

There was going to be video of the Pigeon drawing the winner, but it turns out that the Pigeon's wings are too short to reach into the rubber band jar entry receptacle. He'd like to announce the winner, though! 

He's so excited, he can barely contain himself!
Congratulations, kissablesweet1!  Please email me at ladylioness81 at yahoo dot com with your mailing address and the Pigeon promises he will mail your book out right away. Another giveaway will be forthcoming as soon as I can make up my mind. Follow the blog or @lionessbkshelf so you'll be ready!

Monthly Tally: August 2011

From TBR journal
  1. Retribution, Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. In the Arms of a Marquess, Katharine Ashe
  3. It's Always Been You, Victoria Dahl
  4. Touch if You Dare, Stephanie Rowe
  5. Taken by Fire, Sydney Croft
  6. Raising Kane, Lorelei James
  7. Changeling Moon, Dani Harper
  8. The Angel in my Arms, Stefanie Sloan
  9. Wickedly Charming, Kristine Grayson

  1. Love Story, Jennifer Echols - This is actually an adult fiction title. I think I've read a YA by this author so when I saw it on S&S's galley grab, I, well, grabbed it. It was a good story, I read it in one sitting, but it is not a romance.  Read it expecting romance, like I did, and you will be WTF-ing by the end. Read it expecting fiction and you will be satisfied.
  2. Queen of the Sylphs, L. J. McDonald - I actually have a half finished blog entry that has a working title of 'L.J. McDonald needs to get away from Dorchester.' McDonald has a ton of potential and it's being squandered at Dorchester.

Books Read Along the Way
  1. Game for Love, Belle Andre - I probably picked this up because I was in sports romance mode. I'd been debating it for a while, but I held off until it went on sale. It wasn't fabulous, but it was good. The hero is a football player.
  2. Dragon Blues, Edie Ramer - I either got this for free or bought it for .99. I can barely remember my reaction now. I remember thinking it was okay. Main character is a dragon. Probably would've given it about 3 stars.
  3. The Devil in Disguise, Stefanie Sloan
This is the last monthly tally that will be done in this format. Now that I've started using GoodReads, it's a much easier way to keep track of what I read each day. It should also produce more accurate totals. Next month, I think, I'll focus on a few specific titles. Here is my profile if you want to follow me and here is the rest of what I read in August.

Category Totals

Romance: 34 + 4 ARCs
Science Fiction: 1 + 1 ARC
Young Adult: 2
Comic Strip Collection: 1
Humor: 1
Fiction: 1 ARC

Theme: Sports Romances

I've decided that as the mood strikes me, I'll categorize some of the books I've read together by their prominent theme. I read a lot of sport-themed books in August so I'm starting with that. I'll try to go back and add new titles as I read or re-read them. Whenever  I can, I'll also try to link back to any reviews I've done.


Changing the Game - Jaci Burton
Squeeze Play - Kate Angell
Strike Zone - Kate Angell
Sliding Home - Kate Angell
Double Play - Jill Shalvis
Slow Heat - Jill Shalvis


Flat-Out Sexy - Erin McCarthy
Hard and Fast - Erin McCarthy
Hot Finish - Erin McCarthy
The Chase - Erin McCarthy
Slow Ride - Erin McCarthy


The Game of Love - Jeanette Murray
Game for Anything - Bella Andre
Game for Seduction - Bella Andre
It Had to Be You- Susan Elizabeth Phillips