Teaser Tuesday--Iron Crowned

Monday, February 28, 2011
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! And well someones name is cut out of it. You will see BLANK in its place.

My Teaser this week is from IRON CROWNED BY RICHELLE MEAD

"That's insane." I said. "BLANK wouldn't kill me."

"He loves me. This whole idea......it's ridiculous."

Monthly Rewind (feb. 2011)

I seen this on The Unread Reader  in January, so I thought I would do a recap myself.

This was my 2nd month of Blogging and I seriously LOVE IT! It is so much FUN! You guys are just amazing! In just 2 months I am now at 200 Followers! YAY! 

So I am just going to give you all an over view of what has been going on in my Bookish World This Past February 2011!!

Also I redid my Page and Header, tell me how you like it please!

February Books I have READ and Reviewed
1. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White ***** Read 2/2/11
2. Firelight by Sophie Jordan *** Read 2/3/11
3. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough **** Read 2/3/11
4. Haven by Kristi Cook *** Read 2/5/11
5. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer ***** Read 2/6/11
6. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black **** Read 2/9/11
7. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey **** Read 2/10/11
8. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa**** READ 2/12/11
9. Dangerous Games(Riley Jenson 4) by Keri Arthur **** Read 2/15/11
10. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill *** Read 2/17/11
11. Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey *** Read 2/19/11
12. Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts **** Read 2/20/11
13. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney *** Read 2/22/11
14. This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost  ***** Read 2/23/11
15.   Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead **** Read 2/27/11

WOW 15 books this month. That means I have read 29 so far this YEAR. Pretty Proud.lol


Me with Kim Harrison 2/2011

Me With Lauren Oliver 2/2011
 I have Posts on here with more Pictures if you want to see them!! I was pretty lucky this month!! 

Please also stop by for my March Giveaway

I will be giving away a copy of Born At Midnight By C.C Hunter It will be OPEN INTERNATIONAL. I will pre order it once the winner is selected. Also C.C Hunter Herself is including an awesome Poster to go with it. If you are US and the winner I have free 2 day shipping and if I preorder it they arrange it to where it gets to your door the day it is OUT! 

Ever wanted to be interviewed, or just get to talk about BOOKS! Well you can here. If you want please email me @ awesomesaucebooks(at)gmail(dot)com. I am a little backed up with no openings now until March 20th. It is first come first POSTED.lol. It has been a lot of FUN getting to talk books with Bloggers. Here are some that have already been posted.

Black Fingernailed Reviews

Nina @ Brush Up on Your Reading

Oh! For the LOVE of BOOKS Interview

Writers write, Right

I think I am going to try and see if I can get some authors to be interviewed. But my interview will be like these it will be all about Reading!


This Month the THEME IS FAIRY BOOKS and the Books of the Month are


YA-- Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater Fairy Book
ADULT-- Storm Born by Richelle Mead Fairy Book

Again a few people who come over to the facebook book club or even here and talk about these books or any other fairy book will have the chance to win some bookmarks! 

I gave away some last month. I don't make a huge announcement just email you or message you with the info that you were selected.


Shadow Hills I won this from Oktopus Ink

I also won a signed Breathless tour Poster From Andrea Cremer, I just have not got it yet... I will post once I do.


Haven By Krisit Cook Recieved from Good Golly Miss Holly Arc Tours
Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough Recieved from NetGalley

My Favorite Reads this Month

This Side of the Grave, Iron Crowned, Paranormalcy, Nightshade


iChallenge 20/30 Books Read
2011 Author Debut 3/12
Steampunk 3/12
AwesomeSauce Theme Challenge 2/12
100 Books Challenge 29/100

Books of the Month and Theme Book

Since tomorrow is the first of March I thought I would tell you what the Books of the Month are


Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception By Maggie Stiefvater


Storm Born (Dark Swan, Book 1) By Richelle Mead

(if you have read this book but not book 1 or 2 then you can talk about those books)

Our Theme This Month is" FAIRY" and kinid of Fairy Like Book will be fine.

You can talk about them here or over at AwesomeSauce Book Club on Facebook. Discussions will be up soon!!


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week hosted by Book Journey. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.


 Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts **** Read 2/20/11
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney *** Read 2/22/11
 This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost  ***** Read 2/23/11
 Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead **** Read 2/27/11


Cryers Cross


Guardian of the Gate, Embraced by Darkness, Ravens Shadow

And if somehow I am SUPER DUPER Lucky I will be able to get my Hands on.......


Iron Crowned

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Iron Crowned (Dark Swan #3)

Mass Market Paperback, US, 375 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Zebra
Review by Amber I

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land’s queen, she’s fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear…

Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown’s ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation--one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril.

My Thoughts

Another awesome book. I love this series. 

The beginning was awesome. A lot of nice and hot moments with Dorian. I am a total Dorian fan. Seriously the beginning of the book we see a lot of Dorian action.lol. 

Eugenie is getting pretty kick ass. She seems to be one of the strongest with magic out there. She isn't giving up on the war but she isn't happy about it. She doesn't want all this death. Then she still has human problems to worry about like work and paying bills. Her life seems way to exhausting for any one person to go through. 

This series has a nice mix of magic, action and romance. Its a neat change from a lot of other series. 

The world Richelle has made here is awesome. If you haven't tried this series yet please do. All Richelle Mead's books are amazing. 

Mild Spoilerish Ranting. You've been WARNED

Okay I knew we had to have some kind of love triangle with Kiyo and Dorian. And you knew exactly when it was going to happen. And I hated it!! I mean the girl didn't even take a day break before jumping for one guy to another. And I know Dorian was wrong but he wasn't totally wrong. It just drove me crazy how fast she moved from one to another. I have another issue I want to discuss but that is way to spoilerish so I will not.

What's Your Status?


HOSTED BY Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
This post was inspired by, well, my previous Reading Status posts. I wanted to make it something that everyone could particpate in. Every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday), I will post what I've finished in the past week, what I'm currently reading and where I am in the book/s, what I plan to read next, and possibly what I want to buy/get. I will be trying to do this ever week, so be sure to check back every weekend! Be sure to enter your links to your WYS posts in the Linky Tool below. (The Linky Tools will always be left open on Sundays for those of you who can't post on Saturdays.)

Books I have Read Reviewed this Week

 Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts **** Read 2/20/11
 The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney *** Read 2/22/11
 This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost  ***** Read 2/23/11

Blog Hops This Week
Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays, Waiting on Wednesday, TBR Thursdays, Library Thursdays Blog Hop,  18 & Older Book Blogger Tag Along.. (all the links to these are in my left side bar towards the bottom of page)

Also you have probably noticed some Blogger Interviews here. If you would like to be interviewed please email me. Everyone is welcomed, Readers, Bloggers, Authors.. email me @ awesomesaucebooks(at)gmail(dot)com

Went to an author event. KIM HARRISON in Cincinnati. There is a post with more Pics.

Cryers Cross 

Guardian of the Gate

Embraced by Darkness

Iron Crowned

And that is that. I think... I have to get to reading now. I haven't read a book in like 3 days. Weird for me. I am feeling all off!lol.


Tomorrow I will have my monthly rewind, monday musings and another interview being posted.

AwesomeSauce Interview-Black Fingernailed Review's

Today's Awesome Blogger being interviewed is Khadija from  Black Fingernailed Review!!

1. Why do you Blog?

I blog about books, movies, music and what I think about them. My blog is my opinions on a number of subjects but usually focused on books. I blog for myself, to share my opinions. I don't blog because so many other people do, or because I want free books. I am crazy and erratic and spur of the moment, I have a completly unpredicatable personality and therefore my blog is completly unpredicatable. If I have one rule in blogging it's to always be myself. I blog simply because I love to read and write and it's fun.

2.What do you look for in a review?
When I'm reading a review I don't want it to be stiff and critical. I like easy to read reviews, something that shows the bloggers personality without being too silly. I look for honesty in a review and respect both positive and negative feedback. The one thing that really turns me off of a review is when the review is more of a summery of the book than an actual opinion or when somone says 'this book rocked' or 'this book sucked' without giving any further explination.

3. If you had to promote your blog in a tweet (140 characters or less)what would you say?

How about: Kick a$$ reviews of books, movies, music and other goolish things from a gothly Black Fingernailed clad teen!

4. If you could live in one of your favorite "book worlds" what one you pick?
The Vampire Diaries!!!! It was one of the first YA series I ever read and one that I hold a special place in my heart for. I think it would be pretty awesome to actually meet the characters (especially Damon)!

5. If you were trapped on a desserted island what 5 books would you take with you?

The Vampire Diaries: The Fury by LJ Smith (because it's my favorite book in the series)
 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (for the mystery...and the love story)
 Dracula by Bram Stoker (because it's just awesome)
 Shiver by Maggie Steifvater and Other Words for Love by Lorainne Zago Rosenthall (because they are both so beautifully written).

6. Your bookshelf is on fire and you can only save what you can carry what books would that be?
My bookshelf is on fire? 0.0 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Other Words for Love by Lorainne Zago Rosenthal
Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
The Vampire Diaries series by LJ Smith 


7. If you could switch places with one character from a book who would it be and why?
Bella Swan from Twilight because then she wouldn't be so whinny and annoying and I could fix everything that's wrong with the story. Ok that was mean and uncalled for, I really didn't like Twilight. Really though? Probably Claire from The Morganville Vampires series. I absalutly love the series and Claire and it would be pretty awesome to live in the same house with Eve, Michale, and Shane...even if that house is in a town infested with Vampires. 


8. If you had to choose a paranormal being to be what would you be? (like a vamp, were, fae, witch, demon etc anything like that)
A were-tiger (a white one) I just think it would be pretty cool to be able to turn into a tiger! I've always loved cats of all kinds and found something (although sinister) almost magestic about them. They seem so intellegent and protective. Being a fae is too complicated because they all have god-complexes (and that's so not me), I love the vamps but who really wants to be eternally damned and forced to suck people's blood to survive? (not me), witches have too many rules (i hate rules) and a demon is too bad and an angel is too good. So ya a white were-tiger ^-^ 

9. You're in a bookstore what section do you go to first?
Young Adult of course! Paranormal and Fantasy is always a must, I always hone in on contempary fiction, and as of late i've been giving si-fi fantasy some extra attention.

10. If you could meet an any author (alive or dead) who would you want to meet? and what would be the first question you would ask them?
Jane Austen: Why do all of your books have happy endings when you where so adament about writing stories of reality?

Thank you so so much for doing this!! Your answers were awesome and I had a lot of FUN!! Please go check out her blog @ Black Fingernailed Reviews

Kim Harrison Signing Pictures.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
       Some Pictures from the Kim Harrison       Signing in Cincy!

Also Check out MY Review of  Pale Demon By Kim Harrison

 This is me with Kim Harrison. (well obviously) It was so MUCH FUN!! I am pretty happy that I was able to go! She was super Awesome. And her books totally ROCK! I love them.

If you happened to watch it live, you may have heard some annoying ass girl coughing her lungs out. Well that was me. And to be fair I was totally trapped or else I would have left but there was no way out without either knocking over the camera or going right up there where Kim was. I haven't seen the video so I have no clue if you could hear me or not.

AwesomeSauce Interview-Brush Up On Your Reading

Friday, February 25, 2011

Today's Guest being interviewed is Nina @ Brush Up On Your Reading


Why do you Blog?

I have been wanting to blog for the longest time, but I always thought that I'm not that good at writing about my day or my innermost thoughts or whatever on a blog - I can't even manage to keep a diary much less a blog!  But then I had this short vacation from work in November and apart from housework, there was nothing to do at home.  I decided to read a book I had on my shelf (The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson) and I was really pleased when I finished it that I began to search the internet for more info about it and its author and that's when I saw all those book reviews about that book and I was surprised at how many book blogs there were out there and what a great idea to blog about books.  So I decided to start my own.  Actually, I've always been one to talk about books I've read, and even in a bookstore, I would try to sell a book I loved to a random stranger - and usually they do get that book :D

What do you look for in a review

I'm not really a professional book critic, I just do this for fun - but when I read a book review, I would like to see more of the reviewer's actual thoughts and not just a summary of the whole book and just a couple of sentences about the reviewer's opinion.

If you had to promote your blog in a tweet (140 characters or less)what would you say?
This blog is evil!  DON’T VISIT THIS BLOG! http://bit.ly/ggu23C -and I still have 76 characters left to mess with :D

If you could live in one of your favorite "book worlds" what one you pick
I would love to live in Anna Karenina's world - if only so I could wear those beautiful gowns.  I could also live with Paul and his friends in Boy Meets Boy.

Some book worlds are a bit scary what book world are you glad not to be in?
I would not like to be in any vampire/zombie/werewolf world.  Getting my blood sucked/my brain eaten/my body torn apart is so not cool.

Your bookshelf is on fire and you can only save what you can carry what books would that be?
I'd get a box and fit them all in it!  Okay, finding a box is not the best answer, I'd take Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Speak, Prom, Wintergirls, Life on the Refrigerator Door, Boy Meets Boy, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Still Alice... I could probably carry more - the benefits of having long arms!

If you could switch places with one character from a book who would it be and why?
I would switch places with Lia from Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson just so I could stop the anorexia from further destroying her - what could help her more than a girl with a big appetite?  For a more fun switch, I'd switch with Nina Bermudez in The Bermudez Triangle because we have the same names and almost led the same lives so we both won't have that much trouble adjusting - and I have a little crush on Parker!

Do you have a favorite reading spot, if so where is it?
If it's a sunny morning, I'd read in a corner of our rooftop, but usually I'm slumped on my bed.

You're in a bookstore what section do you go to first?
The bookstore people and other frequent customers can tell you that I would always, always visit the new arrivals section first.

If you could meet an any author (alive or dead) who would you want to meet? and what would be the first question you would ask them?
I'd love to meet David Levithan and if I'm being cheeky, I'd ask, "Are you David?" But seriously?  I guess I'll get all tongue tied and awe struck and I'll just hand over my books so he could sign.

For dead authors, I would love to meet Jane Austen and ask her what she thinks of all those books that have been using her novels to create more outrageous stories.

Thanks so much Nina for your awesome answers and helping me out! I really appreciate it. And make sure you check out her blog @ Brush Up On Your Reading

18 & Over Blog Hop

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hosted by
Bitten by Paranormal Romance

18 and over book blogger tag along is for a specific group of book bloggers. You have to primary review adult books. Yes, I know some of you still read teen and adult, so if you do both your welcome to join in. You can read any genre paranormal, suspense, historical, contemporary or mystery and of course, erotica books. And if you blog has a few extra hot male pictures, well, that’s an added bonus! LOL. So if you have a book blog like this and would like to find others please join in the tag along.

We are small in number, but we do love books and other bloggers. So please if someone follows you and leaves a comment please follow back.

Question of the week
Name a couple of your favorite erotic authors.

hhhmmm. I am not sure some of these are considered Erotic, but I will name some of the authors I read with the WOW sex scenes that I think are erotic. 

Larissa Ione, Jeaniene Frost, Laurell K Hamilton.. I am drawing a blank here maybe I will add more or maybe I need to read more.lol

Follow Friday Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone! The Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted at Parajunkee's View.  If you're a new follower, please leave a link to your blog in the comments so that I can visit your blog.

This week's question from Follow My Book Blog Friday: Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...
Oh man I totally suck, I never watch new tv shows. If I do like a show its always reruns. Unless we are talking iCarly, Big Time Rush and Victorious on Nickelodeon, then I am so IN!! haha. 
Some of the shows I will turn on if I am watching tv alone are.. Roseanne, How I met your Mother (I love it just never catch new episodes. Barney would be my bff if he was real) Wonder Years. I use to love watching Friends and 90210 daily but after seeing every episode like 10 time I got a little tired of it. That is all I can think of. See I suck. 

Kim Harrison Tomorrow In Cincinnati

 All the info below is straight from Kim Harrisons Blog! I just wanted to share it with you and guess what? I will be there live!!



Can’t make an event? We are streaming live!

By Kim Harrison The Joseph Beth Cincy store has a unique chance for those of you who can’t make it to a signing to get a little closer.  We will be streaming live the Q&A portion, and I believe there will be a button for you to order a book that I can personalize right then and there for you.  Here is the link to the site if you want to check it out ahead of time.  Book mark it!  I’ll see you there on the 25th! http://www.vivolive.com/harpercollins/kimharrison The event starts at 7:00 pm, EST.  If you need to know what time it will be for you, here’s a website that will figure it out for you.  ;-) (You can use Ohio Columbus for the first location if you’re not familiar with US cities)
I also have a new guest post over at LitFestMagazine.  Ever wonder what I do to survive living like a rock star for two weeks??  Here’s your chance to find out.  ;-)  What Time Zone Am I In?

TBR Thursday


TBR Thursday is a weekly post hosted byBook Love Blog where we announce the books in all forms and from all sources that we received/bought/picked up to read. Scroll down to add your link below.

My Books this Week From the Library

Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 2)
Cryers Cross by Lisa McMann
Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
Raven's Shadow (The Raven Duology, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs

Kiss of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 1) by Lara Adrian

My Books this week that I bought from amazon.com

These are AWESOME.

Buying From Joseph-Beth Booksellers Tomorrow at the Kim Harrison Signing
 Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

Library Thursday Blog Hop

Hosted By

Lazy Girl Reads

1. Encourage people to support their libraries when they can
2. Meet new bloggy friends and grow your following

How to participate (UPDATED):

* Create a Library Thursday post with a list, pictures or a vlog of your books. Or feature a cool picture of a library, or spotlight one of your favorite libraries.
* Grab my button if you like it and include it in your post! Make sure to shout the library out that you went to!
* Once you've created your post, link it to the linky at the bottom of Lazy Girl Reads weekly post
* Hop around to the other blogs participating and check out what other people are reading. Be sure to leave them a comment to let them know you were there, this is about making friends as well!

Each week, I will list which books I've picked up, put on hold, skimmed through at the library. It's a great way to see what other bloggers are browsing through while we are waiting for new titles to come out. And it's a blog hop! So you can make some more bloggy friends. YAY!

My Books this week are....
Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 2)
Cryers Cross by Lisa McMann
Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
Raven's Shadow (The Raven Duology, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs

A special THANKS TO MY LIBRARY  Marysville Ohio Library

My small town library, but it keeps me reading every week!

This Side of the Grave

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5)by Jeaniene Frost 

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Avon
Review by Amber I

 From Goodreads

Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

My Thoughts

Holy AwesomeNess!! This Book was absoultley everything I have been waiting so patiently for. I LOVED IT! This has to be my favorite series of all times. Cat and Bones are just an amazing team. And you know what NO love triangles! There's no one for them except eachother.

This book is action packed from beginning to end. And holy wowser to CHAPTER 21!! We got a whole Chapter to some steamy love making! I just did a post of what makes me love a book and this book had everything I mentioned. Sarcastic sense of humor, great world, bad boy but nice..

If you haven't read this series, then you are nuts and you must! I can personally guarantee that if you like vampire books or just paranormal romance books you are going to LOVE this. And you will probably kick yourself for taking so long to read it. So go ahead and start with Halfway to the Grave, please!!

I just wish we had more IAN! He had a brief apperance that is it. I love him. But we did get a lot of Vlad and Mencheres. We did get a fun scene of Bones throwing Cat off a bridge and into a river.lol.

I am so sad to have to wait to read the next one!!

Meeting Book Lovers at Author Events

You know when you are going to go to an author signing and you are super excited, and you think hey it would be cool to meet other book bloggers or just people who love the book. So when someone says Hey I will be there you are excited to meet them to have someone to talk to about why you love this author and the books. 

Well speaking from recent personal experience this sometimes is not always the best or wise thing..

So these are some things that happened to me with thinking about meeting a fellow book lover at a signing.

Invited me out to the city to explore with me her and her boyfriend and dad

Asked to split a Hotel room

Asked if I would give her money to get there. 

These are my top 3! I have been getting messages daily now. And I am kinda sad that I didn't get to meet a nice sane person to book talk with. My husband is going with me luckily so I will not be alone.

Just thought I would share this with people. The world is CRAZY!

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Wake Unto Me

From Goodreads

A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.

There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.
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