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Welcoming 2011 with a Sons of Anarchy DVD giveaway

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The time has come for end of the year reflections, lists, projections, resolutions, etc.I’m going to keep mine short and sweet and throw in a giveaway, to boot! 2010 was, without a doubt, the worst year of my life.(For those that don’t know, my dad passed away on 1/3/10 which set the tone for my year.) I tried to write an end of the year post that ENDED on a happy note, at least, but every post I tried to write was just filled with sadness about this year so I scrapped that idea.Instead of doing a 2010 wrap up, I’m just going to look forward to 2011! I have high hopes for 2011, folks!It is going to be better than 2010; I believe it and I’m speaking it into existence!This past year, while being tinged with sadness , had some very good moments.I met WONDERFUL people both online and in real life that helped to keep me sane and smiling when I didn’t think it was possible.I got a job after having been unemployed for close to a year.I started a blog.I finished a sprint triathlon.I did NaNoWri…

Winner Post!

Thanks to random.org, we have a winner and it is..........
Theresa @ The Creative Well
Congrats, Theresa!  You've won a $10 Borders Gift Certificate for commenting on my November Obsessions Blog. 

An email has been sent to the winner. Thanks to all who commented!  See me again at the end of December for another chance to win!

Pimpin' My November Obsessions + Borders GC Giveaway

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Happy December, folks!It’s time for my monthly obsessions post.Let’s see….what was I obsessed with in November?Any guesses??*Waggles eyebrows and tilts head towards the upper left hand corner of the blog* 1) National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo I’M A WINNER!!I took on the challenge of attempting to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November and I DID IT!In order to do it, though,I let some things slide.I didn’t do any blog posts (sorry ‘bout that!), I cut down my TV viewing, I cut down on my Twitter time, I cut down on my gym time (between us, that was probably NOT actually related to NaNoWriMo….but…I’m just gonna go ahead and throw it in there anyway!) and I cut out my reading time, for the most part.And you know what?I was ok with it!I immersed myself in my own world that I decided to create and I enjoyed my time there.I’m so glad I did this challenge.I now know that I can find the time to do some writing every day.I won’t be trying to do 50,000 words in a month so I…

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Ummm...so obsessed am I with NaNoWriMo that I kinda sorta forgot that I needed to pick and post a winner!  OOPS!  sorry folks!  I took Dren's advice and used random.org to pick a winner this time...though I still think my low tech method was fine and dandy!  :-)  The winner of the $10 Borders gift certficate is:

A BUCKEYE GIRL READS
Congrats!  The winner has been sent an e-mail. Thanks to everyone for commenting!  And keep those obsessions coming!  And for all of you who indicated that you are ready to jump on the Sons of Anarchy bandwagon....IIII'MMMM WAIIITIINNGG!!!

Pimpin' Current Obsessions + another Giveaway!

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Today, my friends, we talk about…OBSESSIONS!I think I’m going to do a monthly post on obsessions.If you’re anything like me, you will sometimes find yourself completely obsessed with something at any given time.It could be a new series of books you were introduced to.It could be the next movie in a series you’re addicted to that’s coming out soon.It could be a new artist or a new song by your favorite artist that you’re listening to over and over again.Or, it could be a television series that someone pimped to you that has become your new obsession (*throws a non judgmental side-eye over to Hanging With Bells*). It could even be a food, a restaurant, a candy….any obsession is fair game to be discussed here.And, if you’re anything like me, these obsessions sometimes stay forever and sometimes run their course and go away…as something new comes along to take its place.That’s why I think a monthly feature would be good; to keep everyone up to date on what I’m currently obsessing over and…

We Have a Winner!

After a very high tech drawing procedure involving ripped up pieces of paper and a neutral party (my sister) drawing a piece of paper out of a bag, I now have a winner of my very first Giveaway:

PAMELA!
An email will be sent to the winner shortly.  Thanks to all for playing and congrats to Pam!

My Very First Giveaway - Burning Up by Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Angela Knight & Virginia Kantra

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I've decided to do my first giveaway; WOO HOO!  What prompted it, you ask?  Was it the fact that I reached 25 followers?  No.  Was it the fact that this is my big monumental FOURTH post? No. Was it the fact that I have a habit of buying books that I've entered contests for....before the contest winners have been announced?  DING DING DING!  Sigh.  I'm really going to need to start keeping track of all the contests I enter one of these days.  Until then, though, I'll just let my absent mindedness benefit someone else!  The details of the giveaway are below but first, let's discuss anthologies. What’s your feeling on book anthologies?I CURRENTLY find them to be a great resource for finding new authors to try out.There was a time, however, when I would buy an anthology just for the one story by the author I was familiar with and ONLY read the story by that author!That was back when I was very focused on the authors I knew and loved and wasn’t particularly interested in…

Pimpin' Book Boyfriends

So, I’ve learned that I may actually be one of the laziest bloggers to ever live.In my defense, I did have a triathlon that I was working towards that was taking up a lot of my free time (in case you missed it, I DID complete it on 9/26/10; WOOT!) and then, as a result of doing the bulk of my walk portion of the tri in the pouring rain, I got a nasty case of bronchitis that kept me out of work and laid out for several days in the week following the triathlon…but…yeahhhh…all of that happened a couple of weeks ago.There’s really no excuse for me not to have posted anything so I’ll just cop to being lazy and leave it at that.Moving on! Now that I’ve admitted to blogger laziness, I think its perfectly acceptable for me to steal today’s idea from someone else and then put YOU to work on MY blog (more about that later)!HA!Barnes and Noble has a question on their Facebook page today asking what book character you would most like to date.I’m amazed at how many people have named JUST one charac…

Pimpin' The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward

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WARNING – Ahead, there may be gushing, fanaticism, run on sentences, tangents & fan girly squealing. You have been warned!

Back Cover of Dark Lover by J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) Novel #1

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There also exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Among them, none relishes killing their enemies more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...

The only purebred vampire left on the planet, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But when one of his most trusted fighters is killed- orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate - Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead…

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn't there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who c…

2 Pimps in One; Sons of Anarchy & The Succubus Diaries

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Hi! Welcome to my blog! The name pretty much says it all; I’m Penny and this is my spot to pimp out my faves. Let’s get started with the pimpin, shall we? I’ve decided to dedicate my first post to one of my favorite television shows which is also going to lead me to pimp out a new favorite book series, as well! First blogpost and we’re already experiencing the coveted Pimp within a Pimp! WOOT!

Sons of Anarchy is the most bad azz show on television right now. Period. That's what I think.  This is how FX Networks describes it:


FX's original series, Sons of Anarchy, is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, Charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC's familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotiv…