Sunday, 29 April 2012

29042012: IMM Alternatives!

I've held off making this post for most of today to wait and see what gets uncovered, I knew straight away that I wouldn't be creating my own new idea because I knew there would be others, and boy was I right! I've stumbled across 6 so far! So for now I'm going to be linking all 6 here to allow others to find one that suits them best, and I guess that means for today I'm taking part in them all. Hopefully I don't need to explain why I'm no longer taking part in IMM and that others respect my decision.
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A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1)
ARC won:A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city’s magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world...one who knows nothing of the power she wields. Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can’t do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red. Welcome to Vamp City...

Amazon: UK | US
LichgateseBooks won:

 Lichgates by S. M. Boyce

The Grimoire turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it, and Kara Magari is its next target. She has no idea what she's getting herself into when she stumbles across the old book while hiking a hidden trail. Once she opens it, she's thrown into Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying things that all want the Grimoire's secrets. Everyone in this new world is trying to find her, and most want to control her. Braeden Drakonin grew up in Ourea, and all he’s ever known of life is lying. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. He has one question to ask the book – one question that can fix everything in his broken life – and he’s not letting Kara out of his sight until he gets an answer. There’s no escaping Ourea. There’s no going back now.


Amazon: UK | US


Forgiving TrinityForgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt

 At seventeen, Trinity McCabe has already made enough mistakes to fill a lifetime. Especially the one where she got high, drove a car, and almost killed a dog. And then let her friend Aidan take the blame. She’s clean now and desperate to fix the messes she’s made, but first she’s going to have to get out of her pajamas. As Trinity struggles to stop sleepwalking through life, she faces the painful, tingling sensation of waking up. It’s sometimes embarrassing (she really didn’t want to have lunch with Aidan’s mom), sometimes terrifying (group therapy is beyond intimidating), and sometimes, amazingly enough, pretty romantic (who’d have though Aidan would be such a great kisser?) Trin is lucky, though—luckier than she deserves, she’s sure—and she doesn’t travel this road alone. Her family, her therapist, and her new friends are all pulling for her. And it turns out, some of them have made pretty big mistakes, too. But before she can embrace her new life completely, Trinity has to be forgiven by the one person who is holding out the hardest: herself. It’s not easy changing everything, especially when you don’t think you deserve a second chance. Trinity might make an even bigger mess of things before she figures that out. When the smoke clears on her latest disaster, will anyone still be standing there?


Amazon: UK | US

Posts you may have missed this week:
Review: A Good Man

Read this week:
The Secret by Mike Richardson
A Good Man by Vanessa Morgan
Started reading:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith


If you have your own or have stumbled across another one then please let me know and I'll add it to this list for others to see and choose from.

32 comments:

  1. Wow. That's a lot of alternatives. Nice haul. I enjoyed A Blood Seduction very much and hope you will as well.

    Grace

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    1. I know, I did not expect them to be so many. Sunday isn't over yet, who knows there may be more!
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. congrats on winning A Blood Seduction, I was eyeing that book for review, but my review list is just too long... happy reading! Book Savvy Babe’s Sunday Post

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    1. My to read list is super long, but I can't say the same about my to review one!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Good books this week. It is a little overwhelming all these new IMM memes. I myself have joined Vicky's Showcase Sunday.

    Showcase Sunday

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    1. I know I'm still very undecided where to go!
      Thanks for stopping by and following.

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  4. Nice finds! I'm looking for an alternative too and found a few others, but will check out the ones on your list too. So glad that there are options out there!

    Like the sound of A Blood Seduction! Happy reading!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

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    1. Everyone seems to be looking which I'm happy to help with.
      Thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. Thanks for the mention Lauren :-D

    I couldn't choose between the alternatives, so I've made the choice to simply do my own summary, but will still be visiting all the other posts as I love being nosy!

    Great books, enjoy!

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    1. No worries at all.
      I'm STILL unchosen, looks like I'll end up making a quick decision next week.

      Thank you :)

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  6. I didn't know there were so many alternatives! I joined the Stacking the Shelves meme. Anyway, Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt sounds good!

    Happy Reading!
    Stacking The Shelves @ Oh My Books!

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    1. I was very surprised at how many I found.
      I know I can't wait to read it.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Today is our last IMM post too! I am excited about that Palmer book as well.

    OUR LAST IMM

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    1. I saw your post after I'd done this and was like NOO! I'm adding you in now once I've finished replying to comments :)

      I hope to read Palmers book soon :D

      TY

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  8. Thanks for posting the alternatives! I'm currently linked to Showcase Sunday and Stacking the Shelves but I will make sure to check the others out.

    Here's my post ~ My Week in Books!

    Happy reading!

    Megan @ The Girly Bookworm (new follower!)

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      I've stopped by, thank you for following.

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  9. A Blood Seduction looks good! I'll have to add it into my TBR! Now following via Linky!
    http://shoes-n-more.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-post-429.html

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  10. A Blood Seduction sounds good...cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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    1. I shall try to read it soon, even though I already have my books planned out for next month.

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  11. Thanks for sharing all the alternatives to IMM! I knew some as they popped up in my news-feed today, but not all of them. Not sure yet which to join or whether to just create one of my own. In the end it's not important how we name them, as long as we keep up the fun by simply sharing what we got, right?

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    1. Exactly. Its why I think I'll just choose one but still link to the others cuse its the same agenda really.

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  12. Thanks for the mention! :) I knew there were many alternatives but boy, there's even more than I thought!

    I'm sure Forgiving Trinity will be a great read - I read one of Liz's books before and it was quite good! I hope you enjoy all three of your books :)

    Happy reading!
    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

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    1. No worries :) I was surprised too.
      Eeek I look forward to it even more now.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. So many alternatives :O I've chosen to stick with Sunday Post! Great haul! I've been wanting to read Forgiving Trinity for quite a while! Have an amazing week <33

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    1. I know!
      I'll try and review it soon :)
      Have a good week!

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  14. Looks like you had a yummy week!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1992

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  15. Yay for winning. :) All of them look good! And I haven't decided on an IMM alternative yet, but I think I will pick one by the end of the week. @.@


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

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    1. No problem :)
      I hope to decide then too!

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  16. Thanks for posting about all these alternatives! I did Stacking the Shelves and Goodie Bag last week. I think I'll link to them all this week and see which one's work out for me.

    New follower

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    1. No worries at all, glad you found them :)
      I'll follow back.

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