Friday, May 29, 2009


Buckle in, I've got a review and then several winners
to announce
SO stick with me!

April and Oliver

by Tess Callahan

I was obviously not meant to get any sleep this week. I've read one amazing book after another!

April and Oliver, best friends since they were kids, but later separated by time and space, find that their paths cross again due to the untimely and tragic death of April's brother Buddy.

Oliver, the overly responsible, engaged law student find himself more and more drawn into April, who needs to be saved most of all from herself and her past. Memories and loss combine, driving their need for each other once again. Sexual tension and yearning builds with a fervor, and more than once I wondered if they would destroy themselves or each other.

There is so much going on in this story that it's nearly impossible to give too much detail without making it seem like it's less than it is. It's the Longing that the author builds here that pulls at you and doesn't let go, not even when it's over. You can't help but to care about these characters when they're written and developed with such compulsion.

What I loved about the way these characters were written, is that even though I don't share their problems, I understood them, empathized with them and felt emotionally invested in their story.

I have one copy to giveaway courtesy of Miriam at Hatchette. US and Canada only please no PO Boxes.

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If you grab her (by copying and saving to your computer as a .jpeg) and link her to me on your blog, or myspace, or facebook page AND link me back here. You will have a chance to be a Random Linky Winner!!! Due to the rising cost of postage, I need to spread out random linky winner a little more,so instead of every Friday, I will choose random winners twice a month.

You never know when!!


Hint of Wicked Winners ARE






Prize Pack Winner is


Shapeshifter Winner is


Execution of Justice Winner is


All winners will recieve an email from me!

Random Linky Winner

Chicks I need help with this one, if you link to me could you email me please with (chicklinky in the subj line)


I will throw everyone's name in a hat and pick a random winner, plus this will help me to build a list to choose from and to visit!

Have a wonderful weekend!!



Anonymous said...

WOW! This sounds like an amazing book. Count me in!


KR said...

Congrats to all of the winners!

Please count me on for April and Oliver.


Anonymous said...

April & Oliver looks really cool :)

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

military76brat said...

This looks like another must read! Thanks for the review and another chance to win such an awesome book!

Valorie said...

I'd love a chance to win. :)


Unknown said...

Congrats weiners!

I would like to read this book


Kristen said...

This is the second glowing review I've seen for this one. Please enter me!

whitreidsmama at

Kaye said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I read a few other reviews that really liked the book too.
Please enter me in the drawing. florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

sharon54220 said...

Great review.

Please enter me.

Pam said...

I look forward to reading Execution of Justice - thank for the great giveaway!
count me in for this one too please!

melacan at hotmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

this book sounds great!

Sage Ravenwood said...

I've heard alot of great things about this book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! Indigo


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I need to welcome Sharon to the Trevolution, of course.

And to let you know that I've posted this at BOTH Win a Book sites. Reminder: next week, we go to the West of Mars platform! Blogspot no more!

thanks for the e-mail, doll. It helps on days like today, when I don't feel so well.

Anonymous said...

would love to win
mel at a

Unknown said...

I would love to read April & Oliver, please enter me :)

lavery328 at yahoo dot com

Esme said...

This one sounds great. count me in Thanks.

Anonymous said...

please count me in on the giveaway

Nicole said...

Please enter me. mybookviews[at]gmail[dot]com

ANovelMenagerie said...

I absolutely loved t5his book and just finished up my giveway. Congrats on the contest!

A Novel Menagerie

Pissenlit said...

Oh, I've been wanting to read this book! Also, it's got such a pretty cover!

un_pissenlit (at) hotmail (dot) com

scottsgal said...

I'd love to win this - please count me in

msboatgal at

Enid Wilson said...

Very interesting cover, Tess. The two layers of blue and dark sea and waves, is it a presentation of the internal turmoil Oliver and April have?

Steamy Darcy

Lucy said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I love to read and would like to read this one. Thank you.

Sue A. said...

Congrats to all the winners! Amy I've sent you an e-mail, thanks again!

nfmgirl said...

I have this book on my Wish List. Please count me in. Thank you!

And congratulations everyone!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

darbyscloset said...

I am so envious of you for I have been on a shumcky read path lately, I'm not sure where I took the wrong turn yet I am dyeing to get off of this path!!!! A good read is a dream of mine now...!
Thanks for the offer and positive notes about this bok!!!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

I am also am on FB and am now following you ...thanks for posting the link!!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Kelly said...

Please count me in! Thanks!

ShadowsTomes said...

I'd love to read this one! Count me in too!


Ashley said...

Looks great, please enter me!

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

CherylS22 said...

Sounds like a good read - please count me in!


Jeanne said...

Oh boy I better get me off this computer and reading! Include me in for this one.

Kristen said...

Well, didn't win the last one (congrats to the winners) but maybe this one?! Please enter me!

whitreidsmama at

Book Sp(l)ot said...

Enter me, too, please :D


Belinda M said...

Please include me in the giveaway

Julie said...

Yes, this one looks great, count me in!
julyso@grandecom DOT net

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Wow, this looks so amazing. Thank you!

Cindy said...

Great review and super giveaway! I would love to win a copy of this book! Please include me in the contest.


Melissa said...

I've seen great reviews on this one!


Andrea said...

This sounds like a great book..please count me in!