Aug 29, 2016

Beauty Basics: Kat Von D & Influenster

 

So I've been toying with the idea of adding makeup and skincare reviews to the blog because in case you've missed it, I'm a bit obsessed with both (I even work part time at Ulta just for the discount and access to new products). So when Influenster sent me a box a free goodies to try for review, I figured there was no time like the present so ... Welcome to Beauty Basics!

In case you aren't familiar with Influenster, it's a free (yes, free) website where you can fill out surveys to win stuff. You do not have to be a blogger or vlogger or even all that active on social media to qualify (but it does help). It's awesome and I've gotten tons of free goodies and I'm not on there that much!

If you want to sign up: www.influenster.com/r/1020800
*Fair notice: This is a referral link so I get points towards my impact score if you sign up with this code*

And now onto the review:

I've tried a few Kat Von D products here and there but never any of her skincare line (I've tried the tattoo liquid liner, everlasting liquid lipstick, and swatched some of the eyeshadows). This was definitely the most I've ever dabbled in KvD and I gotta admit - I LOVE it. This Lock-It line is phenomenal!

I was sent 5 goodies to try - 2 brushes, the translucent setting powder, and 2 Lock-It creme concealers (same formula but 2 colors as I filled out the survey and simply told them I'm PALE). I was sent shade Light 1 and Light 3 (there is one shade lighter - White, which is - surprise! - bone white). 


Honestly when I swatched Light 1 I thought it was too fair for me, even for concealer. I tried Light 3 first and was pretty happy with what I saw, but Light 1 is actually a much better shade for me, mostly because it's a bit more cool-toned and neutral whereas Light 3 is much warmer. The pic on the left shows Light 3 on top and Light 1 on bottom - you can see the differences in the two shades!

[Explanation: Cool-tone: pink undertones to your skin; Warm-tone: yellow undertone to your skin; Neutral: neither pink nor yellow]

Also included was the Lock-It translucent setting powder along with a setting brush both of which I now adore. The translucent powder is fantastic for setting my under eye concealer and pretty good for the rest of my makeup (my Laura Mercier translucent powder is my favorite by far).

[Tip: Setting your makeup, especially your under eye concealer with a translucent powder will help keep your makeup from creasing and breaking up throughout the day.]

The only womp-womp for me was the concealer brush. It just didn't blend out the concealer very well, especially because this is a thick, full coverage concealer. I needed a beauty sponge to blend it out perfectly.

Lastly, I have dry skin and this concealer dries matte. If you have dry skin make sure you use a nice hydrating eye cream prior to doing your makeup otherwise it may cause creasing and extra dryness. 

Overall I'm in love with this stuff. Truly, I adore it. And I can definitely see myself buying more concealer and translucent powder when I'm done.

If you want to check out any of these things yourself, Kat Von D is sold online and at Sephora (including Sephora Inside JCPenney).

Lock-It Setting Powder
Lock-It Concealer Creme 
Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush 
Lock-It Setting Powder Brush 

*Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing and review purposes*

Aug 25, 2016

Fish Wielder: Excerpt & Giveaway

Chapter 1

It was the anniversary of something bad.
Thoral Mighty Fist, perhaps the toughest, most mysterious and manly fighter in all the mystical world of Grome, sat in the Inn of the Gruesomely Gashed Gnome in a dark corner,
weeping into his tankard of warm ale. He hated ale, especially when it was warm, although he’d been swilling the stuff since before breakfast. Now it was well after dinner, and all he’d eaten the entire day was a piece of dry toast and a couple of olives as black as his mood. He raised his mug for another bitter sip and the jeweled hilt of the magic broadsword, Blurmflard, poked him in the side like a reminder of past mistakes. It was awkward to sit at a table with a broadsword at your belt, but the mighty barbarian had kept Blurmflard with him at all times ever since the blade was lent to him by his wizard mentor, Yiz. He even slept with it.
As Thoral sat brooding and trying to adjust his position to more comfortably accommodate the blade, a twelve-inch-long orange koi fish walked into the bar on his tail fins. Standing in the entryway, the koi peered around the crowded, dim interior until his bulging eyes fell on Thoral. The fish frowned.
At six feet, Thoral was a head taller than most other human inhabitants of the world of Grome and was so powerfully built that he barely fit at the heavy wooden table at which he sat. He was dressed pirate-style, with a black leather vest buttoned over his otherwise bare chest, tight, plum-colored breeches and knee-high, iron-toed boots. A wide crimson belt bore the magic sword as well as an assortment of leather and velvet pouches. A less attractive or more effeminate man would never have been able to pull off such an outfit, but for Thoral it was no
problem. He had chiseled features and a head of thick, golden hair that curled to his massive shoulders. The few strands of gray made him even more handsome–in a seasoned and mature
way, of course. His glorious hair notwithstanding, his most striking feature was his piercing gaze. So intense, so smoldering was his stare, that those on the receiving end often felt the need
to look away for fear that they would catch fire. There was no word in Gromish for the vibrant purple color of his eyes, but they were violet.
The koi contemplated the warrior. Given his charisma, strength and fighting abilities, Thoral could easily have conquered his own kingdom. But Thoral didn’t seem to care about that
kind of thing. He mostly liked to drink and fight and brood and wander around in forests looking at trees. As the fish watched, the mighty warrior burped. The hot gas seemed to sear his manly nostrils so that he blinked as his striking violet eyes watered.
Thoral looked up from his drink and squinted around the bar to see if anyone had noticed his tears and if there was anyone worth fighting. He failed to detect the fish, who was hidden behind the legs of a passing barmaid. The other patrons were humans, except a few half-elves and a handful of drunken gnomes. He could take them all on single-handedly, but he knew from experience that he’d feel even worse after beating them. Especially the gnomes. It was better to do nothing, to sit and drink and wish things were different.
Thoral closed his eyes and hunched forward to lay his tawny-maned head on the table. The rough-hewn planks, though, smelled as if they had been wiped with a mildew-y rag, so he
sat back up. He fumbled in one of his many belt pouches for the last of his dried herbs, crushed them between his long, calloused fingers and inhaled their fading minty fragrance. It wasn’t quite strong enough to clear the lingering scent of the mildew.
As Thoral sniffled at his mint leaves, the fish sighed. Shaking his head, he stalked across the sticky floor on his tail fins. The barbarian noticed him with a wince.
“This is the end, Bradfast,” Thoral grumbled at the fish in his outlandish accent, his rough voice heavy with melancholy. Thoral tended to transpose the sounds of v and w and to pronounce th at the beginning of words as z because he was foreign.
“Here we go again,” Brad commented dryly, leaping up onto the bench and then the table. He picked his way across the tabletop and stopped before the warrior. “This isn’t the end,
Thoral. It’s just the beginning…or maybe the middle or something. The point is, it’s not over. It’s never over until you give up—or you’re dead.”
“I dost wonder about death,” the barbarian said, as if to himself. He also used outdated words like dost because he spoke High Gromish even though most everybody else spoke the low version. This was also because he was foreign. “Would it truly bring an end? Or just a transition to another world?”
“You’ve had too much to drink, Thoral,” the fish cautioned. “You always get morose when you drink. It’s time we get moving. Maybe go on another adventure or something.”
“I am tired of adventures,” the warrior sighed. “I wish only to go home.” He burped again, and the fish staggered back, blinking.
“Come on, pal. Let’s get out of here,” Brad suggested, fanning himself with a fin. “We’ll fight a monster or go on a quest or steal the jeweled eye from an idol or something. It’ll be fun.”
“My heart is too…” Thoral trailed off. “What is that word that means when something has substantial weight?”
“Heavy,” the fish supplied. Thoral always had trouble remembering that one.
“Heavy. Yes. My heart is too heavy for adventure,” Thoral complained.
“Well, maybe if we pick something really hard, you’ll get killed,” the fish offered.
“A hero’s death?” Thoral asked, perking up just a bit.
“Yeah, sure. A hero’s death.”
“And then I couldst be done with this world,” Thoral murmured.
“Exactly,” Brad affirmed.
“Then let us go,” Thoral said, “this very instant.” He slammed his drink down on the table so hard that some of the ale sloshed out of the tankard, splashing at the fish. The koi danced back, just missing a soaking.
“Up to bed first and we’ll hit the road in the morning,” Brad countered, stepping around the puddle of spilled drink.
“No, we will leave now.” There was a dangerous edge to the warrior’s tone that drew the attention of everyone in the room even though he had not raised his voice. The bar went silent.
“Look, Thoral,” the koi answered, “it’s getting late. I’m tired. You’re drunk. We could both use some sleep. Let’s not make a rash decision that might lead to all kinds of unexpected
complications.”
Every eye turned to see the barbarian’s reaction. “We will leave now,” Thoral insisted. The warrior and the fish stared at each other.
“Be reasonable,” Brad tried again. “Just give me one good reason why we shouldn’t wait
until morning.”
“We will leave now,” the barbarian declared, “because I am Thoral Mighty Fist!
Everyone gasped. Brad sagged, defeated. Once Thoral noted that he was Thoral, there was no point in arguing further. Everyone knew it. That’s just how it was.
With that, Thoral drained his pewter tankard and crushed it one-handed. He got unsteadily to his feet, massive muscles rippling under sun-bronzed, battle-scarred skin, and
transferred Brad from the tabletop into a belt pouch. Then he tossed a gold coin to the hideously disfigured gnomish innkeeper to pay for the mug he’d ruined even though it couldn’t have been worth more than a few coppers. The gnome had been engrossed in restocking a spice rack over the bar, so the coin struck him in the head and then clattered to the floor. He stepped on it with his clubfoot before it rolled away and then pinched it between his stubby, ring-clad fingers.
“Many thanks, Fist Wielder,” the innkeeper croaked, his one eye glittering from his gashed face as the warrior strode past him. “Where are you headed now? Not to the Godforsaken
Swamp, I hope. You should steer clear of that place for a while. There is nothing there but death.”
“I am eager for it,” the barbarian whispered as he strode past the gnome, who frowned and wrung his tiny hands.
Thoral staggered from the bar into the dark, filthy street. Although it was well past sundown, the city was still bustling with all kinds of criminals and cutthroats and that sort of
riffraff. They all cleared out of the big barbarian’s way. Three figures, cloaked and hooded in the black robes of the Bad Religion, watched from the shadows as Thoral went to the tavern’s
hitching post to untie his massive tiger-striped steed, Warlordhorse. He fumbled with the knot, his fingers clumsy from the ale. He shook his head and tried again.
“Let us attack now,” the leader of the Dark Brothers whispered. “We will take him unawares.”
“Uh…are you sure?” one of his subordinates asked, his voice quavering. “Have you heard the stories about him?”
“We have our orders,” the leader countered tersely. “Besides, he is inebriated, there are three of us, and we have the ultimate advantage…” He trailed off, sliding a dagger from a fold of his robe. The curved blade was slick with oily, black poison. He leered at his minions for a moment, and they reluctantly drew their own poison-coated daggers. The three of them started toward the barbarian while he was distracted.
Thoral was still having no luck with Warlordhorse’s tether, and grew frustrated. He put his face close to the rope, trying to get a better look in the dim light of the moon, and made
another attempt. The Dark Brothers crept closer, raising their poisoned blades in unison. Just one scratch and Thoral would be paralyzed before he even felt the wound. Agonizing death would follow within hours, but not before they had had time to drag the warrior before the master of their order to find out how much Thoral knew of their plans.
The Dark Brothers closed in on the unsuspecting champion, swift and silent as death itself.© 2016 Jim Hardison


About FISH WIELDER:
Fish Wielder is kind of like Lord of the Rings, set in Narnia, if it was written by the guys who made Monty Python and the Holy Grail while they were listening to the music of They Might Be Giants
In ancient times, the Dark Lord Mauron cooked the most powerful magic chocolate dessert ever made, the Pudding of Power. One thousand and two years later, the evil leader of the Bad Religion, the Heartless One, is trying to recover the lost pudding in order to enslave the peoples of Grome. Only the depressed barbarian warrior Thoral Might Fist and his best friend, Brad the talking Koi fish, have a chance to save the world of Grome from destruction, but that's going to take a ridiculous amount of magic and mayhem. Thus begins the epically silly epic fantasy of epic proportions, Fish Wielder—book one of the Fish Wielder Trilogy.

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble  


Author J R R R Hardison :  
Jim has worked as a writer, screen writer, animator and director in entertainment and commercials since graduating from Columbia College of Chicago in 1988. He is the author of The Helm, which YALSA praised as one of 2010’s best graphic novels for young readers, and has directed animated commercial and entertainment projects, including spots for M&M's, AT&T, and Kellogg's. He co-founded Character LLC in 2000 and has given story advice to many of the world's largest brands, such as Target, Verizon, Samsung, McDonalds and Walmart, and has even appeared on NBC's "The Apprentice" as an expert adviser on brand characters. Jim lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two kids and two dogs. Fish Wielder is his first novel.

Giveaway:
1 winner will receive a $10 (USD) Amazon Gift Card and a copy of FISH WIELDER
*Gift card is open internationally, but FISH WIELDER can only be mailed to a US mailing address*


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Aug 22, 2016

Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: FISH WIELDER

About FISH WIELDER:
Fish Wielder is kind of like Lord of the Rings, set in Narnia, if it was written by the guys who made Monty Python and the Holy Grail while they were listening to the music of They Might Be Giants
In ancient times, the Dark Lord Mauron cooked the most powerful magic chocolate dessert ever made, the Pudding of Power. One thousand and two years later, the evil leader of the Bad Religion, the Heartless One, is trying to recover the lost pudding in order to enslave the peoples of Grome. Only the depressed barbarian warrior Thoral Might Fist and his best friend, Brad the talking Koi fish, have a chance to save the world of Grome from destruction, but that's going to take a ridiculous amount of magic and mayhem. Thus begins the epically silly epic fantasy of epic proportions, Fish Wielder—book one of the Fish Wielder Trilogy.

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble  


Author J R R R Hardison :  
Jim has worked as a writer, screen writer, animator and director in entertainment and commercials since graduating from Columbia College of Chicago in 1988. He is the author of The Helm, which YALSA praised as one of 2010’s best graphic novels for young readers, and has directed animated commercial and entertainment projects, including spots for M&M's, AT&T, and Kellogg's. He co-founded Character LLC in 2000 and has given story advice to many of the world's largest brands, such as Target, Verizon, Samsung, McDonalds and Walmart, and has even appeared on NBC's "The Apprentice" as an expert adviser on brand characters. Jim lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two kids and two dogs. Fish Wielder is his first novel.

Giveaway:
1 winner will receive a $10 (USD) Amazon Gift Card and a copy of FISH WIELDER
*Gift card is open internationally, but FISH WIELDER can only be mailed to a US mailing address*


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Aug 16, 2016

Cover Reveal: Our Love Unhinged by Brighton Walsh

EEEEP! A new Brighton Walsh book is ON THE WAY. And I have part of the epic cover being revealed right here, right now. But first, a little about OUR LOVE UNHINGED:

Blurb:
Once upon a time, two people fell in love. They overcame obstacles. Persevered through challenges. Came together despite the odds stacked against them. 

Now forever and always is within their grasp—he asked, and she said yes. Just a trip down the aisle, an exchange of vows and rings, and they’ll be bound together for the rest of their lives…

But even the greatest love can’t silence fears. 

Our Love Unhinged is the final novella in the Reluctant Hearts series, and is best enjoyed after reading books 1-3 in the series.

Pre-order link:

Excerpt:

How could I possibly put into words how I feel about him? How I feel about us? How I feel about the idea of us being bound to each other for the rest of our lives? That it feels as vast and overwhelming and beautiful and terrifying as being on the beach, watching the power and beauty of the ocean as it surges and roars minutes before a tidal wave strikes.

So .... ready for my part of the cover?!



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UNKNOWN by Wendy Higgins

Today's the day! Wendy Higgins' new adult post-apocalyptic book has arrived! Check out more about it below and the giveaway!

About UNKNOWN:
Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have. 

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.


About Wendy Higgins: 
Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, and her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME.

After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.

Wend lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Giveaway:
Open International:



Grand Prize: Signed Paperback copy of Unknown with Poster, bookplate stickers, and bookmarks
1st & 2nd Prize: digital copies of Unknown (has to be B&N or Amazon user - will be gifted via their email address) plus signed bookmarks and bookplate stickers

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Aug 15, 2016

Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

About ARCANA RISING:
Losses mount and deadly new threats converge in this next action-packed tale of the Arcana Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole.


When the battle is done . . .
The Emperor unleashed hell and annihilated an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind--but Circe struck back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.


And all hope is lost . . .
With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter's reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare.


Vengeance becomes everything.
To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future--and her chilling past--will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter's ashes, stronger than ever before?

Buy Links:


About Kresley Cole:
Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers Series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master's grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

You can learn more about her and her work at www.kresleycole.com or www.facebook.com/KresleyCole

Kresley Cole's Social Links:
Website: www.kresleycole.com 


Excerpt:

1
Day 382 A.F.

Death kept taking me farther from Jack. I stretched my arms out, fingers splayed toward the heat. "He can't be dead." I sobbed. "Can't. NO, NO, NOOOO!"
    "You want to follow the mortal? Get your revenge first. The Emperor mocks your pain."
    I could hear that fiend in my head--laughing.
    The red witch exploded inside me, a force that could never be contained. I shrieked, "You will PAY!"
    As the Emperor laughed, Death murmured in my ear, "I have your grandmother, Sievā. That was the gift I spoke of. We'll teach you how to kill the Emperor. You'll avenge Deveaux."
    "Don't you understand? Jack's not DEAD!" I screamed that over and over. "He's alive!"
    With my mind teetering on the brink, I spied something in the skies above us. I gaped, disbelieving.
    Real? Unreal? Just before oblivion took me down, a mountain of water curled over our heads, racing toward that hell of flames. 
    Circe's towering wave. Taller than a skyscraper.
    -Quake before me!-
    -Terror from the abyss!-
    Richter and Circe's calls boomed in my mind, jolting me back from the blackness.
    "Come!" Aric snatched me into his arms and sprinted from the clash. "When they meet, the blast and then the flood..."
    I stopped fighting him; the need to turn Richter's laughter into screams clawed at me, which meant I had to survive.
    Aric gave a sharp whistle, and a horse's nickering answered. Thanatos. With me secure in his arms, Aric leapt into the saddle, and spurred the warhorse into a frenzied gallop.
    We all but dove down a slope, then charged up the next. 
    I gazed over Aric's shoulder as that tidal wave crested above Richter's lake of lava.
    Heaving breaths, riding faster than humanly possible, Aric kept Thanatos at a breakneck pace. Up another mountain face. Down its slope--
    Circle struck.
    A hiss like a giant beast's. A detonation like a nuclear bomb.
    The shock wave was so loud my ears bled. As loud as the roar preceding the Flash.
    The air grew hotter and hotter. The ground rocked as a blast of scalding steam chased us.
    BOOM! The force sheared the top off the mountain just behind us. Boulders crashed all around as we careened into yet another valley. Still we rode.
    Aric grated, "Surge comes next."
    The ground quaked from the weight of an ocean of water. I could hear the surge shooting toward us."Aric!"
    He got as far as he dared, as high as he could. "Hold on." Clutching me tight, he dropped from Thanatos who kept running.
    Behind the cap of another mountain, Aric braced for impact. He wedged his metal gauntlet between boulders, wrapping his other arm around me.
    Gaze locked on mine, he yelled "I'll never let you go!" We each sucked in a breath.
    The searing water hit. The explosive impact ripped me from his chest, but he caught my arm, clenching his fingers above my elbow. 
    Death's grip. The ungodly force of the flood. My watery scream...
    Aric never did let me go--
    My arm...gave way.
    Separated.

Aug 13, 2016

RockStar PR & Literary: List

I posted a couple days ago about the nightmarish situation when RockStar PR & Literary Consulting attached a document to an email that in fact exposed the addresses and personal information of more than 250 bloggers. Since then myself and others have been asked, frequently, if their info was compromised. For more info about what happened, go here: http://theirishbanana.blogspot.com/2016/08/rockstar-pr-literary-nightmare.html

Here is a list of blogs that were listed in the spreadsheet:


G READS!
GONE PECAN
FWIW Reviews
Short and Sweet Reviews
SHEKNOWS.COM
MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
Winterhaven Books
MY FRIEND AMY
PARANORMAL WASTELANDS
5 MINUTES FOR BOOKS
SMART BITCHES TRASHY BOOKS
FANG-TASTIC BOOKS
BABBLING ABOUT BOOKS
DEAR AUTHOR
365 DAYS OF READING
BookYurt
Short and Sweet Reviews
THE ELECTRICAL BOOK CAFE
CHICK LOVES LIT
Bookhounds
BROKE AND BOOKISH
THEBOOKCELLARX.COM
THE STORY SIREN
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
Whatchamacallit Reviews
Fictionators
Bookish
The Readventurer
Bloody Bookaholic
BLACK FINGERNAILED REVIEWS
CONSUMED BY BOOKS
A GYPSY WRITER
Book Nerd
BOMBARDED WITH BOOKS
MY{READS}DA
Rather Be Reading
MUNDIE MOMS / MUNDIE KIDS
Figment.com
Girls In The Stacks
BOOK CHIC
BOOKS COMPLETE ME
Willa's Ramblings
Jessie's Remarkable Reads
KICK ASS BOOK REVIEWS
Imaginary Reads
AMOXCALLI
YA Reads
Making the Grade
BOOKLOONS
Publishing Perspectives
BOOKFINDS
THE BOOK SMUGGLERS
KIDSMOMO
IB Book Blogging
A Reader's Adventure
STARTING THE NEXT CHAPTER
GONE WITH THE WORDS
Where Pen Meets Paper
The Book Life
AUTHORS ARE ROCKSTARS
MISSION TO READ
BOOK RAT
A READER'S RECORD
A Book Obsession
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
KATIE'S BOOK BLOG
Uniquely Moi Books
My 5 Monkeys
EMILY'S READING ROOM
I Swim for Oceans
Burn Bright
The Midnight Garden
BOOKING MAMA
BIBLIOPHILE SUPPORT GROUP
The Bookish Babes
Once Upon a Twilight
Imagination Soup
Justin's Book Blog
Hippies, Beauty and Books
STEPH SU READS
Freelance
Angieville
Lindsay Writes
Literary Exploration
MONSTERS AND CRITICS
STORYSNOOPS
MY OVERSTUFFED BOOKSHELF
ENTERTEENMENT NEWS
A LIFE BOUND BY BOOKS
SWEET ON BOOKS
TeenReads
Muggle-Born.net
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Chat
Growing Up YA
Alice Marvels
Page Turners
Dark Faerie Tales
RADIANT READS
Reading the Best of the Best
The Book Scout
IVY READS
AINE'S REALM
Good Books and Good wine
MY BOOKISH WAYS
Refracted Light
ReaderBuzz
The Book Nut
A Curious Thing
BERMUDA ONION'S WEBLOG
BOOKFETISH.ORG
E KRISTIN ANDERSON
BookDads
WTF ARE YOU READING
Kellyvision
TEMPTING PERSEPHONE
E KRISTIN ANDERSON
Sash and Em: A Tale of Two Bookies
Stuck in Books
I Heart Daily
WASTEPAPER PROSE
Stalking the Bookshelves
Almost Grown Up
PRINCESS BOOKIE
FANTASTIC BOOK REVIEW
HOMESPUN LIGHT
WORD FOR TEENS
THE MOD PODGE BOOKSHELF
ReadingTeen.net
Makeshift Bookmark
Writing is a Blessing
Charlotte's Library
Novel Thoughts Blog
TOTALBOOKAHOLIC.BLOGSPOT.COM
Tiger's All-Consuming Books
Totally Booklicious
Bookshelf Banter
ReadingTeen.net
A Passion For Books
Paper Cut Reviews
Novel Thoughts Blog
The BookMermaid
Today's Teen Online
PRESENTING LENORE
WICKED AWESOME BOOKS
MANGA MANIAC CAFE
THE ALLURE OF BOOKS
READING ANGEL
BOOK FANATICS
YA BLISS
Beneath Shining Stars I Read
Mother Reader
Miel Et Lait
More Than Just A Book
Smitten with Books
The Bookish Type
Sarah's Random Musings
I RANDOM BLOGGER
Laura's Review Bookshelf
Busy Moms Who Love to Read
Magnet 4 Books
YAURBAN.BLOGSPOT.COM
ANNA READS
LITSTACK.COM
BOOKS COMPLETE ME
LAURA'S REVIEW BOOKSHELF
THE FICTIONATORS
REDHEAD HEROINES
THE IRISH BANANA REVIEW
PURE IMAGINATION
BOOK OBSESSED
ECE RED
AS TOLD BY JEN
BOOKWORM EXTRAORDINAIRE
BOOKS WITH BITE
AS I TURN THE PAGES
THE BOOKERY
LOST IN BELIEVING
THE WELL-READ WIFE
THE BOOK WHISPERER
HOBBITSES
ANTI DRUG READS
ON MY BOOKSHELF BLOG
STALKING THE BOOKSHELVES
MY WORDS ATE ME
JUST ANOTHER BOOK BLOG
BOOKSHELF LUST
YARN: YOUNG ADULT REVIEW NETWORK
LITERARY ESCAPISM
LETTERS INSIDE OUT
STACKED BOOK BLOG
REAL TEEN REVIEW
BOOKS AHOY
BOOKITTY BLOG
BREAKING THE BOOKSHELF
AUTHOR EXPOSURE
BOOKLUNGS
THE FICTION FAIRY
TV AND BOOK ADDICT
LIBBY'S LIBRARY
BOOK SOULMATES
STRICTLY ROMANCE REVIEWS
ZOE'S BOOK REVIEWS
ADDICTED 2 NOVELS
JEN ROBINSON'S BOOK PAGE
MILK AND COOKIES
MICHELLE'S BOOK BLOG
SUPER READER GIRL REVIEWS
HOOKED TO BOOKS
A CASUAL READER
BOOK, LINE, AND SINKER
BOOKS AND A CUP OF TEA
EPIC BOOK NERD
SHE KNOWN AS JESS
READING IN COLOR
ADVENTURES IN CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING
NOCTURNE READS
SHYLOCK BOOKS
AMUSING REVIEWS
BRI MEETS BOOKS
FICTION KINGDOM
FIRE AND ICE
ICEY BOOKS
ANNA'S LIBRARY
THE SERENITY ROOM BLOG
BOOKS AND THINGS BLOG
REVERIE MEDIA
FOREVER YOUNG ADULT
BOOKANISTAS
A GOOD ADDICTION
THE BOOK HEIST
PINK ME
THE HAPPY NAPPY BOOKSELLER
LA FEMME READERS
THE BODACIOUS PEN
NOVEL NOVICE
BOOKS4HEARTS BLOG
MY COMFY CHAIR
BEING WICKED BLOG
BOOK GEEKS RULE
MYSTICAL LIT LOUNGE
BOOK SP(L)OT
ELLZ READS
READING OR BREATHING
THE ELLIOTT REVIEW
BRAINTASIA BOOKS
GENNASARNAK.COM
MAMANISTA.COM
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
EVE'S FAN GARDEN
DAEMON'S BOOKS
MADELEINEREX.COM
DREAMING IN BOOKS
THE BOOK PIXIE
THE COMPULSIVE READER
BIBLIOPHILIC BOOK BLOG
KATIEMSTOUT.BLOGSPOT.COM
SPARKLING REVIEWS
SUPERNATURAL SNARK
WHERE THE BEST BOOKS ARE!
AMATERASU READS
READINGCOMA.BLOGSPOT.COM
TEENBIBLIOPHILE.BLOGSPOT.COM
BOOKDIVAS.COM
A BOOKWORM READS
CONVERSATIONS WITH FAMOUS AUTHORS
CUPCAKEMAG
TEENS READ TOO
MAMANISTA.COM
HIPSTER BOOK CLUB
THE THOUGHTS OF A BOOK JUNKY
IAMAREADERNOTAWRITER.BLOGSPOT.COM
STORY TIME UNDER THE STARS
I LIKE THESE BOOKS
NOVELREACTION.COM / NOVELREACTIONKIDS.COM
ABOOKWORMSHAVEN.COM
FREELANCE
FLIPPING PAGES FOR ALL AGES
GIRLSWITHBOOKS.COM AND TEENBOOKSHELF.BLOGSPOT.COM
MICHELLE AND LESLIE'S BOOK PICKS
BOOKSAREDREAMS.BLOGSPOT.COM
STORIES & SWEETIES
BOOK READER ADDICT
BOOKS AND THINGS BLOG
DEW ON THE KUDZU
NAUGHTY BOOK KITTIES
CAFEMOM
BOOK REPORT NETWORK
ALLTHINGSGIRL.NET

Please note:

1. If you see a blog listed more than once, it's because there are two contacts listed for that blog (two separate people).

2. I did not include names because many bloggers use pseudonyms and this document included real, legal names.

3. RockStar PR & Lit has contacted the majority of blogs exposed with an apology.

If you have an specific questions, let me know and I'll do the best I can to help out. =)