Friday, April 29, 2011

Name & Logo Contest!

You may or may not be aware that every month (usually the third Sunday of the month) Tori, Jen, Tricia and I hold a book discussion on Talk Shoe. We try very hard to accommodate the authors so they can make an appearance and answer some of the fans questions, and so far it has worked out very well for us! We have had the wonderful Faith Hunter and Jennifer Estep so far and anticipate many more wonderful authors in future discussions.

 What does this have to do with you? Well our Book Club doesn’t have a name or logo!
 Since there are 4 of us, each with very different blogs and names we are having trouble coming up with something unique to call it, not to mention a logo to match!
This is where the contest comes to play :) We will be taking submissions for a name and matching logo for our Talk Shoe Book Club and the one chosen will receive a bundle of books, with some bookmarks to match!

Here is the information needed in order to come  up with a name and logo:

Real names should not be included in the name or logo, but a combination of blog names can be used. Unique names also accepted that incorporates the vision of all four websites :)

How to enter:

Reply to this thread or the thread on Wicked Enchantment with the name and logo image (AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!). If you do not know how to post an image, or do not have hosting in order to post an image, you can also email Tricia at tricias.siddie (at) gmail (dot) com. Please put NAME & LOGO CONTEST in the header of the email so I can be sure the email doesn’t get marked as spam.

The other three ladies will also be advertising this same contest on their blogs, be assured it is the one in the same and we will all be working together to come up with a winner from the combined submissions!

Contest will be held for a duration of ONE MONTH (May 29th – Midnight CST), to ensure there is enough time for logo creation to go with the name :) Winner will be chosen within 1 week of contests end contacted via email.

Entries are NOT limited to one per person! You may submit as many name/logo ideas as you have time for to increase your chances of winning!


The Loot! (to ONE lucky winner)
The following are NEW books, never been read: 
  • The Nymphos of Rocky Flats (PR)
  • X-Rated Blood Suckers (PR)
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night – Kresley Cole (PR)
  • No Rest for the Wicked – Kresley Cole (PR)
  • A Hunger Like No Other – Kresley Cole (PR)
  • Magic Burns – Ilona Andrews (UF)
  • At the Edge – Cait London (PR)

The following are USED books, they have been read but are in good condition, minor wear and tear (with exception to the boxed LKH set which have more than usual spine creases.. but the books are all still together and 100% there):
  • Boxed Set (1-4) Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton
Guilty Pleasures
The Laughing Corpse
Circus of the Damned
The Lunatic Cafe
  • Dark Desires After Dusk – Kresley Cole
  • Dark Deeds at Night’s Edge – Kresley Cole
  • Kiss of a Demon King – Kresley Cole

Added to these books Tricia will be throwing in about 3 handmade bookmarks. These will be similar to the ones made at her Bookmark Store.

If you have ANY questions please feel free to email Tricia and ask! she says "I don’t bite (hard..) /grins "

Early Review: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Author:Jeri Smith-Ready
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Shade Book #1
ISBN:  1416994084
ISBN13: 9781416994084
Genre: Young Adult
Review Source Copy: Simon & Schuster Galley Grab

Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.

As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.
SHADE left me wanting to read SHIFT and SHIFT left me wanting to read SHINE.  Poor Aura just has so much on her plate. She doesn't know exactly who she is or how she became who she is. The love of her life is dead and he wont pass on. She is falling for someone else that is actually living and doesn't know how to handle it. Her feelings take a big role in SHIFT, dissecting them and deciding what she wants. With the help of Zachary she finally starts to chip away at what her mom was hiding from everyone and who what she is and what happened at Newgrange. I really hope this is the end of Logan being in her life. I really like Aura and Zachary together and the more they find out and go through together the more they seem to belong to each other. I was shocked, delighted, heartbroken and attached to the story throughout the whole book. The final book is set up perfectly at the end and the conclusion I can already tell is going to be totally worth the wait.

I gave it 5/5 stars