Caragh M. O'Brien

THE VAULT OF DREAMERS Official Blog Tour

D.C. Hampton

A TOUCH OF NERVES Official Blog Tour

Ben Tripp

THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN Official Blog Tour

Stephen Baxter

PROXIMA

Michael Hurley

THE VINEYARD Official Blog Tour

Roxanne St. Claire

THEY ALL FALL DOWN

Mary Amato

Get Happy

Lauren Sabel

Vivian Devine is Dead

C.C. Hunter

ETERNAL

Monday, August 29, 2011

September Give Aways

Hello fellow Book Nerds! Yes, it's that time again for the big giveaways. Please visit and help me reach 1,000 LIKES at
City of Fallen Angels Fan Page and here's what I have up for grabs.


GRAND PRIZE:








1 Paper back Signed copy of 
Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
Signed Bookmarks by James Vallesteros
4 Jace & Clary Bookmarks 

FIRST PRIZE:




1 Signed Paperback copy of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
(This is personalized to me but nonetheless signed by Maggie)
Signed Bookmarks by James Vallesteros

SECOND PRIZE:



1 Hardback copy of Possession by Elana Johnson
Signed Bookmarks by James Vallesteros

THIRD PRIZE:



1 Hardback copy of Anna dressed in Blood
Signed Bookmarks by James Vallesteros

FOURTH PRIZE:




1 Hardback signed copy of Possess by Gretchen McNeil
(Will not be shipped until after the book signing on 9/21/11)
Signed Postcards by James Vallesteros

FIFTH PRIZE:





1 Aspen Comics 5x7 Photo Executive Assistant 
Lotus modeled and signed by Jenna Tee
(1st Photo)
1 Aspen Comics 5x7 Photo Executive Assistant 
Lotus modeled and signed by Jenna Tee
(2nd Photo)
1 Lotus 5x7 Photo at ComicCon 2011 
modeled and signed by Jenna Tee
1 Signed 5x7 Photo by Jenna Tee at NOS

Give Aways will be open from August 30, 2011 through September 15, 2011.
Winners will be announced September 16, 2011. International entries are welcome.

This is what you need to Qualify for these Amazing Giveaways:

You must LIKE or ADD all the following links:

You must tweet about these giveaways and post the link in the comment section.
Add Me: @jeanbooknerd
 +5

You must follow me and leave a blog post comment HERE
 and answer one question: +5
This is where the entries are counted!!!
What is the BNC (Book Nerd Choice) of the month?
Click notes and Discussion for hints: NOTES DISCUSSION
You must be a follower here and Thank the Artist James Vallesteros for his donations +5

And finally, share this awesome giveaway in Facebook and add me on Goodreads!

36 TOTAL ENTRIES
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!



Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck


Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.

But that's exactly what happened.

Face-to-face with dark forces, spell-binding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.



Tiger’s Curse is one of the best books I have ever read with an incredible journey to go along with it .This novel is so amazing that I really do not know where to begin. Colleen is such an awesome writer and the depth of her research in just astounding

Let’s begin. This novel uses a first-person narrative which (my personal opinion) effectively showed the transformation of the characters. Even the antagonist of the story is so mysterious; I just couldn’t help but want to read more about him. The plot is cleverly well planned out and the Indian Mythology was fascinating. I felt like I was on an adventure, exploring a new culture and the settings are just remarkable.

Kelsey Hayes is your ordinary, sweet and lovable girl from Oregon. Fresh from high school, she then finds a temp job that completely turns her life around. Yes, she can be a bit stubborn at times but what are characters without their flaws? What about Dhiren and Kishan? I truly love the idea of them and as the pages turned; their story starts to unfold in the most extraordinary way. The stories between the two brothers are both fascinating and unique that truly captivated me. I really cannot share more deep in my thoughts for I will spoil the novel for you

I would recommend this book to every reader I meet (add to the fact that it is well written) and with that being said; do not wait for this series to be in the bottom of your TBR file.

Before I say goodbye, I would to leave you with one of many great quotes in this fantastic novel.

"I decided to find you, throw myself at your feet, and beg you to have mercy on me. Honestly, I’ll accept whatever you choose, Kelsey. Just don’t ask me to live apart from you again. Because...I can’t."

Friday, August 26, 2011

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan



Awesome giveaway from Dark Faerie Tales.
Click link below for more info and good luck!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chapters 1-4 of Tiger's Voyage





Great News!!! Thanks you Colleen <3
Follow the link below.
Read chapters 1-4 of Tiger's Voyage at http://www.tigerscursebook.com/now!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

September 2011 BNC - Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini




Please join us with the reading of Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.

Every month Alice Priday & I will be choosing a book-of-the-month, cleverly titled BOOK NERD CHOICE (BNC). Anyone can participate. We will have a month to read and discuss it. At the end of the month, we will have a poll in which character from the book that artist James Vallesteros will draw. The drawing will be transformed into bookmarks and all actively participants will receive one

I can't wait to start this adventure with you all <3

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

♥ ♥ ♥ Added to my TBR List ♥ ♥ ♥



As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
Publish Date: September 15, 2011
Hardcover:224 pages

What do you do when the only life you can remember is one that everyone wants you to forget?
"Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends,and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There's only one problem: Ava can't remember any of them-and can't shake the eerie feeling that she's not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn't know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all until he reappears in her life and offers answers...but only in exchange for her trust."

♥ ♥ ♥ Added to my TBR List ♥ ♥ ♥


ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
JUST YOUR AVERAGE BOY-MEETS-GIRL, GIRL-KILLS-PEOPLE STORY...

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

New Releases for August, 23, 2011



The first book in Richelle Mead’s brand-new teen fiction series – set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive – this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.





Some secrets are too dangerous…

After the tragic events of the summer, Claire is looking forward to a new school year. All she wants to worry about is finding the most gorgeous dress to wear to the Autumn Ball with her perfect boyfriend.

But as Claire knows all too well, the life of a werewolf is never that simple, or that sweet.

When Claire’s human and wolf lives start to collide, her worst nightmares come true. She is hurting her best friend. She has been caught lying. And then the unthinkable happens: Someone discovers Claire’s secret.

If Claire’s werewolf identity is exposed, everyone she knows will be put at risk. And the pack’s response comes at a cost higher than Claire can imagine. Claire will be forced to determine just how far she is willing to go.




Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons’ plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.



"I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us."

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.Number Two in England.And Number Three in Kenya.They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I’m ready to fight.



"SWEETLY is a modernization of Hansel and Gretel and a companion book to SISTERS RED."

Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. They found something. Maybe it was a witch, maybe a monster, they aren’t sure—they were running too fast to tell. Either way, Gretchen’s twin sister was never seen again.
Years later, after being thrown out of their house, Gretchen and Ansel find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina, a place on the verge of becoming a ghost town. They move in with Sophia Kelly, a young and beautiful chocolatier owner who opens not only her home, but her heart to Gretchen and Ansel.
Yet the witch isn’t gone—it’s here, lurking in the forests of Live Oak, preying on Live Oak girls every year after Sophia Kelly’s infamous chocolate festival. But Gretchen is determined to stop running from witches in the forest, and start fighting back. Alongside Samuel Reynolds, a boy as quick with a gun as he is a sarcastic remark, Gretchen digs deeper into the mystery of not only what the witch is, but how it chooses its victims. Yet the further she investigates, the more she finds herself wondering who the real monster is, and if love can be as deadly as it is beautiful.




Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures…until the day their adventures turn all too real."

They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only piques Victor’s curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. With their friend Elizabeth, Henry and Victor immediately set out to find assistance from a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.

Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrad’s life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Dhiren by James Vallesteros from The Tiger's Curse Series
Written by Colleen Houck

"I decided to find you, throw myself at your feet, and beg you to have mercy on me. Honestly, I’ll accept whatever you choose, Kelsey. Just don’t ask me to live apart from you again. Because...I can’t." 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quote from Chime




"I've confessed to everything and I'd like to be hanged. Now, if you please.

I don't mean to be difficult, but I can't bear to tell my story. I can't relive those memories—the touch of the Dead Hand, the smell of eel, the gulp and swallow of the swamp. How can you possibly think me innocent? Don't let my face fool you; it tells the worst lies. A girl can have the face of an angel but have a horrid sort of heart. I know you believe you're giving me a chance—or, rather, it's the Chime Child giving me the chance. She's desperate, of course, not to hang an innocent girl again, but please believe me: Nothing in my story will absolve me of guilt. It will only prove what I've already told you, which is that I'm wicked. Can't the Chime Child take my word for it? In any event, where does she expect me to begin? The story of a wicked girl has no true beginning. I'd have to begin with the day I was born. If Eldric were to tell the story, he'd likely begin with himself, on the day he arrived in the Swampsea. That's where proper stories begin, don't they, when the handsome stranger arrives and everything goes wrong? But this isn't a proper story, and I'm telling you, I ought to be hanged."