Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Enchanting Yuletide: A Multi-Author Anthology - Deck the Halls with Books Holiday Extravaganza



Welcome to the 
Enchanting Yuletide Tour,
sponsored by
Bewitching Book Tours as part of their 
2018 Deck the Halls with Books
Holiday Extravaganza!!

Be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway!!



Enchanting Yuletide
Jena Baxter, Raven Williams,
Ellie Lieberman, Barbara Lieberman,
Guy Donovan, CK Brewer
Trade Paperback, 218 pages
Pipe and Thimble Publishing
November 14, 2017
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
November 15, 2018
Christmas Fiction, Fantasy
Cover Artist
Raven Williams


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43252056-enchanting-yuletide




Six stories of the holiday season, guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. So, grab your hot chocolate and snuggle up to experience the season as you've never done before. After all, tis the Season for Magic!





Purchase Links
Paperback Edition
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Kindle Edition
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A prolific writer, Raven began her career in 2010 with a blog and non-fiction, then moving to fiction in 2014, when she began Elven-Jumper, the first book in the Realm Jumper Chronicles. 

She now has 30 books to her name, spanning the Realm Jumper Chronicles, Raven’s Twisted Classics, and the Demon Stones Saga, as well as her non-fiction, with more planned.

When Raven is not writing, she is creating art in the form of abstract paintings, fractal designs, and jewelry pieces that tie into her stories. She is also a caregiver for a disabled family member and two cats. She physically resides in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, but spends most of her time mentally in her Mystic Realms.
Will you join her?

Newsletter/Website
Mystic Realms Curio Shop FB Page
Blog/Twitter
Goodreads/Tumblr
Amazon Author Page




A prolific writer, Jena Baxter creates characters with depth and stories filled with action, emotion, and a little bit of romance. She loves building fantastical worlds and cultures.
Living in Northern California with her husband, Jena enjoys soapmaking, her pets, and writer's conferences. She also reads for a screenwriting contest on an annual basis.

Website/Facebook/Twitter
Goodreads/Pinterest
Blog & Newsletter
Amazon Author Page



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Monday, December 17, 2018

SURPRISE SHELF CANDY SATURDAY FAVORITE COVER GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!!



Announcing the winner of my
Surprise Shelf Candy Saturday
Favorite Cover Giveaway!!

This giveaway started at midnight
on 11/24/18, and ended
at midnight on 12/16/18!!!

And the winner is....

Brian @ Babbling Books!!!

 He has already claimed his prize!!
CONGRATS TO BRIAN!!!



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35796008-dance-of-thieves







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A HUGE "Thank you!!" to 
everyone who entered!!
Remember that  
A Night's Dream of Books 
is participating in  another 
giveaway hop currently going on,
The Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop!!
Click on the button below 
for further details!!

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GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!!







Sunday, December 16, 2018

Shelf Candy Saturday No. 270: Let It Snow, by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle



Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday!



***Late Edition***
This is my weekly feature
showcasing beautiful covers!
It also provides information, 
if available, on their 
very talented creators!



Here's my choice for this week!




Let It Snow
 John Green, Maureen Johnson,
Lauren Myracle
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Speak
October 2, 2008
Anthologies, Christmas Romance,
Contemporary Romance
Young Adult Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16081588-let-it-snow






My Thoughts About This Cover

This is a beautiful cover precisely because of the simplicity of its design. It's also bold and bright! Additionally, it has a touch of whimsy to it, due to those snowflake-shaped paper cutouts. The cover artist also very cleverly included each author's name inside each paper cutout. 

The look of this cover is very clean and uncluttered, as well. The main visual impact is delivered by the paper cutouts, but the font used for the title is great, and very much in keeping with the overall playful feeling of the design. I just have a little quibble about the title; I wish it had been a bit bigger. The red font color would have popped much more, placed against that lovely, gradually shaded, mint-green background.  However, I'm very happy about the fact that those paper snowflakes take up most of the cover! It just makes it SO memorable, I think! 

One more thing about the paper snowflakes: each one is totally unique, which gives the cover some visual variety. Interestingly, the snowflakes are somewhat similar at the same time. The result is, paradoxically, a unified, cohesive design.

Well..... I have been unable to find any information on this cover artist, whose design, in my honest opinion, is not only fun and upbeat, but also brilliant! I do own this book, but alas, have looked for it all through my shelves, and have not found it.... (I need to look through the books that sit BEHIND other books, too, but that is SO time-consuming....lol.) Heck, I have SO many books already crammed into this apartment that I am not sure exactly where many of them are, when I need them at a moment's notice! Lol. On several occasions, I've even bought the same book TWICE, having forgotten that I already owned it.....only to come across the first copy a few days after buying the second one!! LOL, LOL, LOL. Oh, the woes of a die-hard bookworm!  :)

  
 

What do you think of 
this week's cover?
Please leave a comment
and let me know!










Saturday, December 15, 2018

MIDWINTER'S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP, 2018!!!!!



Welcome to this stop in the
Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop,
hosted by
Mary @ Bookhounds!!!

My giveaway runs from
midnight, 12/15/18,
to midnight on 1/1/19!!!!!

For my giveaway this year,
I will be offering ONE LUCKY
INTERNATIONAL WINNER a book of
their choice, worth up to $15.00,
from THE BOOK DEPOSITORY!!!

Make sure TBD delivers
to your country.
You can do that HERE.

Best wishes to you all,
from A Night's Dream of Books!!!!


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Please carry out the actions for the options you choose!
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED.
The winner will have 48 hours to reply
to an email notification from me, 
Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books
If there's no reply within the time specified, 
another winner will be chosen.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!



MERRY CHRISTMAS
and
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, TOO!!!


Be sure to check out all the other
AWESOME giveaways
at the rest of the participating blogs!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 84: Enchantée , by Gita Trelease





Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!


This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings!
This is also where we excited book bloggers showcase future releases we're eagerly anticipating! 
For more information, 
please click HERE.


There's also a Linky widget, so participating blogs can link up!




Here's my choice for this week!



 Enchantée
Gita Trelease
Hardcover, 464  pages
Flatiron Books
   February 5, 2019
Fantasy, Historical Fiction, 
   Young Adult Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39863494-enchant-e


 



Love.
Magic.
Revolution.

When smallpox kills her parents, seventeen-year-old Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic--la magie ordinaire--Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won't hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family's savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

With the dark magic she learned from her mother, Camille transforms herself into 'the Baroness de la Fontaine' and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. Her resentment of the rich at odds with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille is astonished to find that her would-be suitor Lazare, a handsome young inventor whom she thought shared her dreams of liberty, is also living a double life.

As the Baroness de la Fontaine, Camille gambles at cards and flirts, desperate to maintain her place at court and keep herself and her sister off the streets. But la magie has its costs. When a scheming courtier blackmails her and Lazare's affections shift, Camille loses control of her secrets. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose--love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality or la magie--before Paris burns.

Bestselling author of Caraval Stephanie Garber calls Enchantée "a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own--deliciously addictive!" Gita Trelease's lush, imaginative debut fantasy is perfect for anyone looking for immersive magic in the world of Sofia Copola's Marie Antoinette.



 Why I can't wait for this one!

OH.MY.GOSH. This sounds so FREAKING GOOD!!!!
I haven't read any good historical fiction in quite a LOOONG time and the combination with  fantasy in this novel has me TOTALLY excited!!!
And the setting and time period? LOVE both!! I mean, the court of Marie Antoinette, the French Revolution?! Just.....WOW.
Plus, that cover REALLY rocks!!  It has such an air of mystery and intrigue....and magic, too, of course!
This also brings back nostalgic memories of
studying French in high school, and dreaming of Paris.....




What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!