Thursday, May 31, 2012

Married With Zombies Week 1 - Chapters 1-5


So starts Week one of the Scavenger Hunt! Enjoy! For all those who need details and want to participate, click the giant button above! (Or on my sidebar!)
*HUGGLES THE ZOMBIE LOVERS/KILLERS*

Scavenger Hunt Schedule:

Week1: Chapters 1-5 (June 1st) - Jen @ In the Closet With a Bibliophile
Week2: Chapters 6-10 (June 8th) - Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette
Week3: Chapters 11-15 (June 15th) - Loretta @ Between the Pages
Week4: Chapters 16-20 (June 22nd) - Tina @ Tina's Book Reviews
Week5: Chapters 21-26 (June 29th) - Missie @ The Unread Reader
                                                                                                                    

1. In chapter 2 Sarah has to put her marriage therapist "to rest" with a letter opener. Let's see your weaponized letter opener in mid-action! No letter opener? Think fast! You need to rescue your friend/significant other! What are you going to use when no actual weapons are available? No knives, no guns! Show me what you've got!  
 Dang strait that's my "Soft Grip" letter opener. I'm going to do some damage!

2.  In chapter 2 Sarah is wrestling with Dr. Kelly and David can't seem to find a weapon to help his dear wife with. Until...Sarah yells at him to use something on Dr. Kelly's body, which he grabs and smashes into her head. I want to see your most killer pair of this item!
I know! Weak! I couldn't find my high heels and I don't even own stilletos...*cries* I don't think I could kill a zombie with these unless they were still on my foot and I was kicking it in the head!

3. In chapter 3, Sarah hears an unexpected noise in the bathroom while she's nervously peeing. She grabs "the closest thing there was to a weapon in the room". I want a picture of the same type of item that is closest to you....no soft edges people. They won't do the brain damage necessary to kill the living dead. 
This pic sucks cause I took it myself, but you all know that Lola can kick any zombie's ass!

4. At the end of chapter 5, Dave gives Sarah a weapon just before they are leaving their apartment to pay a little visit to Jack & Amanda's apartment. Let's see a picture of yours (same type of item).
Sooo....Do I look like a crazy psycho who will murder you in your sleep? GOOD! *wink*

I'll have you know this thing is REALLY heavy! "D" batteries are crazy zombie killers!

5.  How do you feel about the book up to this point? Any thoughts you want to share? 
I'm really loving it and admittedly I'm kind of wishing for the Zombie Apocalypse in the hours in can help my marriage. ;) But really, I love the humor and I really like all the characters. I'm exited to see where it all goes!







                                                                           

Midsummer Dream Fair! Come one come all!!






Welcome to the fair!  You've just passed through the front gate.

There are sideshows and wonders that you've only dreamed of awaiting you. Make sure you're ready for the adventures to explode and the wonders to dance from every shop, gate and booth!

Run to JL Bryan's Blog and join in all the amazing events and giveaways!

The fairground map:
*copied directly from JL Bryan's website*




The Fairy Gate
Friday, June 1
Guest: L.K. Rigel
Giveaway: Give Me (paperback in US) + Mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Much Loved Books and Great Imaginations


The Lollipop Shop
Saturday, June 2
Giveaway: Mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Bookish Brunette
Prize Booth
Sunday, June 3
Giveaway winners announced!
Sponsored by: The Aussie Zombie

The Big Bad Wolf Petting Zoo
Monday, June 4
Guest: Kait Nolan
Giveaway: Red
Sponsored by: Between the Pages and Xpresso Reads
The Kissing Booth
Tuesday, June 5
Guest: Courtney Cole
Giveaway: Autographed copy of Every Last Kiss + mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Kindle and Me and The Unread Reader

The Witching Well
Wednesday, June 6
Guest: Sarra Cannon
Giveaway: Peachville High Demons books 1-6
Sponsored by: Reviews From My First Reads Shelf and YA-Aholic

The Psychic Tent
Thursday, June 7
Guest: Psychic Ozma
Giveaway: 20-minute psychic reading!
Sponsored by: Pages of Forbidden Love

The Elven Treehouse
Friday, June 8
Guest: C.S. Marks
Giveaway: Elfhunter
Sponsored by: My Cute Bookshelf

The Dwarf Dungeon
Saturday, June 9
Guest: D.P. Prior
Giveaway: The Nameless Dwarf Omnibus
Sponsored by: Alluring Reads

Prize Booth
Sunday, June 10
Giveaway winners announced!
Sponsored by: SupaGurl Books

The Dragon Ride
Monday, June 11
Guest: Daniel Arenson
Giveaway: Blood of Requiem
Sponsored by: The Book Faery


The Crafts Table
Tuesday, June 12
Guest: Melanie from The Silver Branch
Giveaway: Mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Unabridged Andra

The Freak Show
Wednesday, June 13
Guest: Rhiannon Frater
Giveaway: Pretty When She Dies
Sponsored by: Smash Attack Reads! and In the Closet With a Bibliophile

The Mermaid Tank
Thursday, June 14
Guest: Brenda Pandos
Giveaway: Everblue (paperback in US)
Sponsored by: Word Spelunking

The Jenny Greenteeth Water Slide
Friday, June 15
Guest: David Dalglish
Giveaway: Blood of the Underworld, The Watcher's Blade Trilogy, Book 1
Sponsored by: A Tale of Many Reviews

Blue Ribbon Creature Contest
Saturday, June 16
Giveaway: Mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Reading the Paranormal

Prize Booth
Sunday, June 17
Giveaway winners announced!
Sponsored by: Buried in Books
The Gnome Shack
Monday, June 18
Guest: Michael Crane
Giveaway: A Gnome Problem + LESSONS IV: The Dead Carnival and Other Morbid Drabbles + mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Bending the Spine

The Stage
Tuesday, June 19
Guest: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Giveaway: Day of Sacrifice complete series (paperback in US)
Sponsored by: Melissa's Books and Things

The Jinn Game
Wednesday, June 20
Guest: Samantha Young
Giveaway: Smokeless Fire (paperback in US)
Sponsored by: Blood, Sweat, and Books and Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

The Bandstand
Thursday, June 21
Guest: Vicki Keire
Giveaway: Four novels!
Sponsored by: Secret Lives of Fiction Lovers

The Unicorn Corral
Friday, June 22
Guest: Amanda Hocking
Giveaway: Virtue + awesome mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Bewitched Bookworms


The Fairy Gate
Post by J.L. Bryan
Saturday, June 23
Giveaway: Autographed copies of books 1 - 4 in the Songs of Magic series + awesome mystery prize!
Sponsored by: Supernatural Snark and A Simple Love of Reading

Midsummer
Sunday, June 24
Final Giveaways Announced!
Sponsored by: KindleObsessed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REMINDER - Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long


Hey everyone! This is a reminder post that the 1st week for Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long starts THIS FRIDAY, June 1st, 2012. 

There were some people who didn't want to participate because of the picture taking. It doesn't have to be you in the picture. I have one participant who is using her "boy" to pose with the items. I have another who is using her kids as she can't find anyone to take pictures of her. So, let it be known you can have a stand in. We just need to know that you are involved and having fun with this scavenger hunt read-a-long. 

Here are all the rules again and if you click the huge button above, it'll take you to the sign up post. All those who sign up will receive an email from me on Thursday morning reminding them of the Friday post.

                                                                                              
Scavenger Hunt Schedule:

Week1: Chapters 1-5 (June 1st) - Jen @ In the Closet With a Bibliophile
Week2: Chapters 6-10 (June 8th) - Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette
Week3: Chapters 11-15 (June 15th) - Loretta @ Between the Pages
Week4: Chapters 16-20 (June 22nd) - Tina @ Tina's Book Reviews
Week5: Chapters 21-26 (June 29th) - Missie @ The Unread Reader

Prizes!!
(descriptions at the bottom of this post)

Prize Pack 1:

Prize Pack 2:


Prize Pack 3:

Prize Pack 4:

RULES and DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
1. Must have a blog or outlet to participate in the answering of questions (if you don't have a blog, GoodReads will work or any place you can post up your pictures/answer to the questions and people can visit.) For all those who don't have a blog, they are free to open and you can close it whenever you want.

2. You must answer all the questions on your site.

3. This read-a-long is a scavenger hunt. It WILL INVOLVE PICTURES. We will be posting pictures of things you'll be asked to find around your house, from the book. You will NEED TO TAKE A PICTURE of yourself or other people (you are allowed a stand in for yourself) with said item and post it up.

4. There will be 4 items to find every week and 1 question to answer.

5. The 4 items and 1 question for each week will be available the previous week. They will be found on the blog that is hosting the following week (i.e. Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette will host the 2nd week of June. On June 1st (week 1) you will find her items/questions ON HER BLOG for week 2.)

6. After posting up your pictures/question, make sure to link your DIRECT URL into the linky of that weeks hosting blog.

7. Visit the other linked up participants and leave comments on their posts.

8. Everyone who signs up for the read-along and participates each week will be entered for a chance to win one of three prizes. Best part: there will one winner per prize! Winners will be chosen using Random.org.

9. International participants: The giveaway is open to you as well (as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country).
Wanna join us?
Visit any of the participating blogs above to sign up and head on over to Jen's at In the Closet With a Bibliophile to grab the first set of Scavenger Items for week one!

About the Book:
Married With Zombies (Kindle)
Married With Zombies (Mass Market Paperback)
Living With The Dead #1
Jesse Petersen
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.
                                                                                                                                  

Attention participants: If you have CAPTCHA on your blog, please consider turning it off (even for the day) to help make commenting simple and fun for everyone. If you need instructions on how to turn CAPTCHA off, visit this post: CAPTCHA: How to Eradicate Evil.
                                                                                                                                  
Prize Pack 1: I AK47 Zombies tote bag, Shaun of the Dead DVD & Beaded Bookmark
Prize Pack 3: All three books from Living With the Dead Series &Beaded Bookmark
Prize Pack 4: In the Dead e-Book, Shambling With the Stars e-Book & 1 book costing up to $10 from The Book Depository
                                                                                                                                    
 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The ALL MALE Challenge Giveaway Sign up

 
With the start of The All Male Review Challenge just around the corner, we thought we'd kick things off with a GIVEAWAY HOP because boys in books are better, especially when they're Free! As some of you may remember, the goal of The All Male Review Challenge is to read as many Young Adult books written by male authors or featuring male protagonists. Challenge participants will have a month to read as many books meeting the criteria as possible. This year, the challenge will be held during the month of July. To get the party started, we will be hosting a The All Male Review Challenge GIVEAWAY HOP, which will run from July 1st thru 7th, and we'd love for you would join us!!!
Hop Rules
  • The book(s) you choose to giveaway must be YOUNG ADULT and either be written by a male author or feature a male protagonist as the main character.
  • Stories with alternating POVs are acceptable as long as one of the main characters is male.
  • You will be responsible for obtaining the prize you are offering for the giveaway and for the shipping charges.
  • You may provide a list of books for the winner to choose from, but no gift cards.
  • Your giveaway post must include the hop image & linky widget code or links to the hosts' sites.
  • Please keep the mandatory entries simple and to a minimum (no more than 4). The purpose of a giveaway hop is to let contestants enter the giveaway then move on to the next site.
  • Your giveaway post must be live by 12:01am EST on JULY 1st.
  • You will not have to be a participant of The All Male Review Challenge to host a giveaway for the hop or to enter a giveaway offered in the hop.
  • The hop will run from July 1st-7th. At the close of the hop, you will have a week to contact the winner and make arrangements to distribute the prize.
To host a giveaway for The All Male Review Challenge GIVEAWAY HOP add your blog URL to the linky with your shipping preference in parenthesis following your blog's name (US) (US/Can) (Int) Please note: The same linky widget is being posted on all the co-hosts blogs, so if you sign up for the Giveaway Hop through one of the co-host's blog, you won't have to sign up again. Example: The Unread Reader (INT)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long Intro



I don't know if you've noticed the badges around, but we're doing a special read-a-long in June for Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen! Why is it special you ask? Well, besides the fact that we are special (too much?) it's going to be a Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long. Kind of like when we were kids but with more swearing and the zombie apocalypse. So, go get the book and join us for a month of fun and prize packs that may make you pass out with the awesome.

Scavenger Hunt Schedule:

Week1: Chapters 1-5 (June 1st) - Jen @ In the Closet With a Bibliophile
Week2: Chapters 6-10 (June 8th) - Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette
Week3: Chapters 11-15 (June 15th) - Loretta @ Between the Pages
Week4: Chapters 16-20 (June 22nd) - Tina @ Tina's Book Reviews
Week5: Chapters 21-26 (June 29th) - Missie @ The Unread Reader

Prizes!!
(descriptions at the bottom of this post)

Prize Pack 1:

Prize Pack 2:


Prize Pack 3:

Prize Pack 4:

RULES and DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
1. Must have a blog or outlet to participate in the answering of questions (if you don't have a blog, GoodReads will work or any place you can post up your pictures/answer to the questions and people can visit.) For all those who don't have a blog, they are free to open and you can close it whenever you want.

2. You must answer all the questions on your site.

3. This read-a-long is a scavenger hunt. It WILL INVOLVE PICTURES. We will be posting pictures of things you'll be asked to find around your house, from the book. You will NEED TO TAKE A PICTURE of yourself or other people (you are allowed a stand in for yourself) with said item and post it up.

4. There will be 4 items to find every week and 1 question to answer.

5. The 4 items and 1 question for each week will be available the previous week. They will be found on the blog that is hosting the following week (i.e. Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette will host the 2nd week of June. On June 1st (week 1) you will find her items/questions ON HER BLOG for week 2.)

6. After posting up your pictures/question, make sure to link your DIRECT URL into the linky of that weeks hosting blog.

7. Visit the other linked up participants and leave comments on their posts.

8. Everyone who signs up for the read-along and participates each week will be entered for a chance to win one of three prizes. Best part: there will one winner per prize! Winners will be chosen using Random.org.

9. International participants: The giveaway is open to you as well (as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country).
Wanna join us?
Visit any of the participating blogs above to sign up and head on over to Jen's at In the Closet With a Bibliophile to grab the first set of Scavenger Items for week one!

About the Book:
Married With Zombies (Kindle)
Married With Zombies (Mass Market Paperback)
Living With The Dead #1
Jesse Petersen
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.
                                                                                                                                  

Attention participants: If you have CAPTCHA on your blog, please consider turning it off (even for the day) to help make commenting simple and fun for everyone. If you need instructions on how to turn CAPTCHA off, visit this post: CAPTCHA: How to Eradicate Evil.
                                                                                                                                  
Prize Pack 1: I AK47 Zombies tote bag, Shaun of the Dead DVD & Beaded Bookmark
Prize Pack 3: All three books from Living With the Dead Series &Beaded Bookmark
Prize Pack 4: In the Dead e-Book, Shambling With the Stars e-Book & 1 book costing up to $10 from The Book Depository
                                                                                                                                     

Questions Week 1

1. In chapter 2 Sarah has to put her marriage therapist "to rest" with a letter opener. Let's see your weaponized letter opener in mid-action! No letter opener? Think fast! You need to rescue your friend/significant other! What are you going to use when no actual weapons are available? No knives, no guns! Show me what you've got!  

2.  In chapter 2 Sarah is wrestling with Dr. Kelly and David can't seem to find a weapon to help his dear wife with. Until...Sarah yells at him to use something on Dr. Kelly's body, which he grabs and smashes into her head. I want to see your most killer pair of this item!

3. In chapter 3, Sarah hears an unexpected noise in the bathroom while she's nervously peeing. She grabs "the closest thing there was to a weapon in the room". I want a picture of the same type of item that is closest to you....no soft edges people. They won't do the brain damage necessary to kill the living dead. 

4. At the end of chapter 5, Dave gives Sarah a weapon just before they are leaving their apartment to pay a little visit to Jack & Amanda's apartment. Let's see a picture of yours (same type of item).

5.  How do you feel about the book up to this point? Any thoughts you want to share? 

Grab a button and sign up! 

 




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