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September Happenings Around the Blogsphere
Blog-o-sphere / September 2, 2011

Happy September! I am having a hard time believing that we are already heading into a new school year! Of course being from Texas, I can only hope that we are heading into fall sometime soon. This time of the year the blogsphere starts gearing up for its busiest months: Oct to Dec. September doesn’t want to feel left out though so here are just a few things going on! Back to the Book Giveaway Hop Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Buried in Books September 1st to 7th What is a giveaway hop? Simple – Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers this means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors. It’s a win-win! The Fight begins. Dark Faerie Tales and Parajunkee’s View present the biggest event of the year! Deep underground, in a super secret location…the fight begins. Your favorite characters are stepping from the pages to put their talents to the test in hopes of winning the WORLD CHAMPION SUPERNATURAL TITLE and all the…

Fresh Pick | SPELL BOUND by Kelley Armstrong
Fresh Pick / September 2, 2011

OtherworldAugust 2011 On Sale: July 26, 2011 Featuring: Savannah Levine 400 pages ISBN: 0525952209 EAN: 9780525952206 Hardcover $25.95  Add to Wish List Fantasy UrbanBuy at Hope you got this one…a spoiled witch on her own? Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong At last, in the novel every Kelley Armstrong fan will need to own, all the major heroines and heroes of Otherworld are united. Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she’s powerless to help herself. At the heartbreaking conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would prevent further pain for a young orphan. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise. And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons, and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the…

Elizabeth Chadwick | Adeliza of Louvain: An Understated Heroine.
Author Guest / September 2, 2011

Many thanks to Fresh Fiction for inviting me to blog. Among other things, LADY OF THE ENGLISH is about two women and the struggle for the English crown that came to be a defining part of their lives. The better-known of the two, Empress Matilda was the daughter of King Henry I and his only legitimate heir.  The English crown was promised to her, but when her father died, her cousin Stephen seized the initiative and the crown and left Matilda out in the cold. She was determined to claim her rights and set about a campaign both military and diplomatic to regain her throne. The other lady is Adeliza of Louvain, second wife to King Henry I. She was  Matilda’s stepmother even though Matilda was older than her by a couple of years.  The women had much in common and would have known each other well. Unlike the Empress Matilda, Adeliza has been overlooked by history, but her story is one of quiet courage that deserved telling. Without her helping hand, Henry II might never have come to the throne. Adeliza was the daughter of Godfrey of Louvain, duke of Lower Lotharingia, now part of Belgium.  She married Empress…