Friday, April 10, 2009


Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart
for all the support you all have shown!
More support means more reviews and more books to giveaway!
So thanks again!!



Girls In Trucks by Katie Crouch

Here we follow the story of Sarah Walters and her 3 closest friends, Bitsy, Charlotte, and Annie.
The story starts out with the four of them in a South Carolina Cotillion school and follows, mostly Sarah, into adulthood.
The four women battle drug addiction, adultery, low self esteem, cancer, and really bad choices in men.
Crouch uses different points of view throught the story giving different views into each woman's life, which was interesting. However, it seemed sometimes to me almost like a collection of short stories, which gave me a little trouble with the flow.
Sarah has a lot of wit, and I really liked her honesty, but I felt like I was missing something in her development as a character. I wanted to feel connected to her, I just didn't. I think that has more to do with me personally though than the book itself.
To be fair, it is a well told story that could have been very typical (4 women move from their home in the south to NYC) but it strays far from it. Almost a cautionary tale, if you will, of what young girls can face as they grow up and leave home.

Favorite Lines (There's a lot of quotable material in this one):"...I watched, hoping she wouldn't come out too broken. It's all you can do for people sometimes, no matter how much you love them. This is one of the many things I was only beginning to understand."

"Being unfaithful to yourself is not as hard as you'd think."

"It took us a while to shed our Southern ways, but after a few months we figured out that one's natural height should not be enhanced by one's bangs."

Thanks to Valerie at Hatchett Book Groups for these books!!

The 5 Winners of "Girls In Trucks" ARE


You have 48 hours to get me your addresses
or I will have to choose other Chicks!!
email me at castellanoamy at yahoo dot com

I wasn't sure it was possible that there was a vampire series out there that I haven't read...turns out THERE IS!!!
Stakes and Stilettos is #4 in the Immortality Bites series!

I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one...(sorry couldn't help myself.).. and the first three...This will be next Friday's Review which is when I will also be announcing the winner's of

...YEP 5 COPIES!! Up for GRABS!!!

us and canada only please no po boxes
thanks Anna at Hatchette Book Group for these books!!
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4. Put my linky on your blog +5 don't forget to link me back! ( EVERY FRIDAY I pick a random freebie winner from people who have my linky!) You can find the linky on this post HERE!!PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not forget to add your email to your entries!!!



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Unknown said...

I'd like to enter this contest too.

I'm already a follower and I have a link to your blog in my sidebar, as well as a separate link to this contest.

Thanks for another great giveaway.


Pissenlit said...

Ooh! Vampires! I've heard about this series though I've not read it yet.

JenMarie said...

Eeek, how exciting!

Bingo said...

Please enter me and I am already a follower..thanks

Kelly said...

I would LOVE to read another vampire series. I can't wait to see what you think. I can't help but wonder if anything can compare to the Twilight series! LOL

Bridget said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I posted about this on Win A Book.

Sage Ravenwood said...

Vampires? Count me in please. Thanks! Indigo

I'm also already following you.


drey said...

I want it. =) I already follow, and it's on my giveaways post tab (on header).

Minding Spot said...

Would love, love to sink my teeth into this :D

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

I'd love to read this series!

I link to you in my blogroll, I subscribe.


VioletReads said...

A chicklit vampire series I've never read?! Awesome! I'd love to win this!

violetreads at gmail

KR said...

i would love this.

ginnn7 said...

i love vampire books. new follower. thanks

tetewa said...

My favorite reads are vampires!

Unknown said...

I'd love to win this book:)

I'm already a follower.

Unknown said...

Oops. Forgot to leave my email


Unknown said...

Please enter me! I love the name of the series.

I am already a follower!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Katie said...

Enter me!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I love the title of the book-- Stakes & Stilettos. Count me in. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


Anonymous said...

I blogged about this giveaway at my LJ:



Anonymous said...

I follow.


Andrea said...

I love this series! Please enter me!

Andrea said...

I blogged about the contest here

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Enter me please!!

I'm already a follower and I have a link to this contest on my sidebar 8)

Thanks Amy,

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

OMLV!!! I cannot believe that I haven't heard about these books!
Please, enter me too, I must read these!
I'm already a follower and have your linky-thingy on my blog ;)
I'm crossing my fingers!!!
Thankyou!!! ~ margie

danie88 said...

Please enter me in the contest! I'd love to win this book! :)

danie88 said...

I added your blog link to my blogroll under "Fellow Book Blogs" here is the link to my blog:

danie88 said...

I'm now a follower

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thanks!


Holly said...

Hey Amy!

I would like to enter the contest for Stakes and Stilettos. I am a follower, and I have your link up on my blog.


Judi said...

I've been itching to get my hands on a copy! :)

Book Sp(l)ot said...

I've wante to start this series since it was posted about on someone's blog...(now I forget whose, though) I would definitely love to win!

and I've added you to my blog roll :)

Jana said...

I am so glad to hear that there is another vampire series. Just finished the Sookie series. Enter me in this one. Would love to read it. Now, off to add post re: this contest...

Jana said...

Okay, I'm back. Here's the link to my post about your awesome give-away.

I am a follower. (Sounds cult-ish, doesn't it.)

Rosemary said...

I'm already a follower, Amy, and I am so tickled you have found us another vampire series. YAY!!!!

I'll admit it, I hope I win!

Shelley K. said...

I would SO love to win this book. I love vamp books and thought I had read all of the girl vamp books so am glad that there is a new one out!!

Please enter me.


Shelley K. said...

new follower


The Giveaway Diva said...

ahha i'd love to enter this! sounds awesome!!


The Giveaway Diva said...

i follow!! too!! =)

Shelley K. said...

I have your linky up....


Chris C said...

Sounds like an amazing book! Hand raised!


Jblanton said...

sounds like a good book- love to read

Jblanton said...

following blog #2

rubynreba said...

Please enter me - I'd love to have this book.

Michele T said...

Sounds like my kind of reading material. Count me in! Thanks!

JenMarie said...

It came today, it came today!!!
Thanks again!!