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Double Dare (Neighbor From Hell #6) Release Date, Plus Giveaway

Double Dare, the sixth installment in the Neighbor from Hell series, by R.L. Mathewson will be released March 31st, 2015. Double Dare's featured couple will be Darrin and Marybeth.

To celebrate the release of Double Dare Insomnia Book Club is giving away one e-book copy of the first book, Playing for Keeps, in the Neighbor from Hell series. The winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway is open to United States residents as well as international residents. If you have any questions or comments send in an e-mail to IBClub@outlook.com or comment in the comments section below.

E-Book Giveaway Rules:
  • One entry per person.
  • Comment on this post with your interest in entering the giveaway. The comment will count as an entry.
  • Your comment/entry must include your e-mail address. (For those who do not wish to leave an e-mail address in a comment due to privacy reasons simply send an e-mail to IBClub@outlook.com with the best e-mail address to contact you at as well as the name/username that your comment/entry is posted as) 
*Note* For those of you who don't normally comment on blogspot.com/blogger.com blogs and are confused as to how to comment if you don't have an account in the "Comment as" drop down menu: Choose either Anonymous or Name/URL. When choosing Name/URL the best thing to use for URL if you don't have a website or blog is a link to one of your online profiles, a forum that you own, a GoodReads.com group that you're a mod in, etc. If submitting a giveaway entry while commenting as Anonymous be sure to list a name or username of some kind in the comments section.

The giveaway begins today, February 27th, and will end on March 13th. A total of two weeks. Winner will be chosen and e-mailed on March 16th at the latest. Soon after the winner will be announced on I.B.C's blog.


 Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of.

The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only thing left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.
 

Son of No One: 2014 Best Book of the Year!

A big congratulations to Sherrilyn Kenyon! Son of No One, from her Dark-Hunter universe series, is an Amazon.com 2014 Best Book of the Year in the science fiction and fantasy category.

J.R. Ward Signing In Ohio

Calling all BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood) fans! J.R. Ward will be doing a signing for the thirteenth installment, The Shadows, of Black Dagger Brotherhood in the state of Ohio.


Event Details:

An Afternoon with J.R. Ward
Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 P.M. EST

The Millennium Cincinnati Hotel Ballroom
150 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

2015 Reading Challenge: Azagoth

With another week left until the seasonal book challenge with another group I decided to go ahead and try to get one more of the short books done for Insomnia Book Club's 2015 Reading Challenge. For "A book with only one word in the title" I read Azagoth by Larissa Ione. It was only 200 pages but I enjoyed it so much that I wish it would of been longer! It was really great to revisit characters from Demonica and Lords of Deliverance. Azagoth was such a good read that I ended up finishing the entire thing in just one night! It reminded me of a novella length book with the characters Hades and Persephone. Ironically there is a Hades character in Larissa Ione's series but he has a blue mohawk. Azagoth is a Grim Reaper who becomes mated with one of the angel types in the series, her name being Lilliana. She was the perfect match for him and I couldn't have picked a better person to be the heroine of this novella. Larissa Ione creates such amazing demon and angel characters. She is such an incredible author.


My book picks:

A book published this year - The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
A book that's at least 500 pages long - Allegiant by Veronica Roth
A book with only one word in the title - Azagoth by Larissa Ione
The first book ever written by your favorite author - Tall, Dark & Lonely by R.L. Mathewson
A book that was made into a movie - Jaws by Peter Benchley
Re-read one of your favorite books - undertow by Cherry Adair
A book that almost everyone but you have read - Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
A book that is set in your state or city (or country for those outside of the U.S.A) - This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
A book that you own and still have yet to read - Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
A book with a color in the title - Blue Skies by Catherine Anderson
A book that came out the year that you were born - Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood
A book that you chose just because of a nice cover - Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox

Books read so far: 3 out of 12

Kenyons Minions Different Kind of Love Challenge Reminder

If anyone is interested there's still time to sign up for Kenyons Minions Different Kind of Love Challenge here.


In a rut and looking for a different kind of book challenge that also has a reward at the end of it? One of my favorite groups on GoodReads.com, Kenyons Minions, is having a book challenge for the month of February. It's called Different Kind of Love Challenge. The team that finishes the challenge first wins an Amazon.com gift card.


Here are the rules, posted from the group challenge:

Your mission is to form teams of 2 or 3 members and read 9 books that must fulfill each "love" category presented on the list. Which ever team finishes all 9 books/"love" category first, will be presented with a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Sound simple enough?

Here are the different types of love/categories you must choose a book for:

1. Family Love(not incest, but loving bonds between mother and her children, or siblings, etc.)

2. Friends to Lovers

3. Love for the character's job/hobby (passionate about work or a special hobby they have)

4. Love of animals(taking care of pets, vet, kind of thing)

5. Love for a cherished item/possession

6. Unrequited Love

7. Enemies to Lovers

8. Love for something or someone that is different(alien, supernatural character, if a character has fallen in love with a object, etc.)

9. Love reincarnated(if the character's significant other comes back as someone with a new identity, zombie, or in the traditional sense of the word is re-born into someone new)

2015 Reading Challenge: Moon Called

Got another book finished for Insomnia Book Club's 2015 Reading Challenge. Tried to get at least a couple of the shorter books done since I will be starting a spring book challenge for a group that I'm in on GoodReads.com soon. For the second book that I read for I.B.C's challenge I went with Moon Called by Patricia Briggs.

Moon Called is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I never got around to reading it most likely because the book series has so much hype built up on it. Based strictly on Moon Called I wish I would have started the series sooner. It's PNR (paranormal romance) and UF (urban fantasy) mixed together like a lot of books now days in those particular genres. There are a lot of shifter types, such as werewolves, coyotes, fae, vampires, witches, etc. The main female character has a good head on her shoulders, which is a definite plus. While there is a bit of a love triangle it isn't that bad because the heroine isn't bouncing around from guy to guy in Moon Called. She knows how she feels and she states it clearly. Another interesting thing about the heroine is that she isn't extremely girly but she isn't a tomboy to the extreme either, and considering she's a mechanic that's definitely interesting to say the least.


My book picks:

A book published this year - The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
A book that's at least 500 pages long - Allegiant by Veronica Roth
A book with only one word in the title - Azagoth by Larissa Ione
The first book ever written by your favorite author - Tall, Dark & Lonely by R.L. Mathewson
A book that was made into a movie - Jaws by Peter Benchley
Re-read one of your favorite books - undertow by Cherry Adair
A book that almost everyone but you have read - Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
A book that is set in your state or city (or country for those outside of the U.S.A) - This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
A book that you own and still have yet to read - Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
A book with a color in the title - Blue Skies by Catherine Anderson
A book that came out the year that you were born - Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood
A book that you chose just because of a nice cover - Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox

Books read so far: 2 out of 12


Valentine's Day Wishes From I.B.C

Hope that everyone across the globe is having a great Valentine's Day!

Above all don't forget to stuff yourself silly with chocolate! ::haha::



- Insomnia Book Club
 

Fifty Shades of Grey Fun Movie Facts

Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie based on the book, is officially released today. There are many that are excited for this release and others that are kind of "eh" about it.

Recently, I.B.C had a poll on GoodReads.com asking what everyone's thoughts on the Fifty Shades of Grey book are. Based on the few who voted, most voters didn't love the book but they didn't hate it either.

Inside of Glamour magazine's March 2015 edition a hot topic can be found on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Jamie Dornan (actor for Christian Grey's role) and Dakota Johnson (actress for Anastastia Steele's role) are featured on the cover on this edition of Glamour magazine. Mr. Dornan and Ms. Johnson were interviewed for their roles in the movie. Personally speaking, I'm not a fan at all of Fifty Shades of Grey but after reading the interviews of the main actor and actress I was actually impressed. Both, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, were nothing at all what I expected personality wise for those roles. In fact, based on both of their responses in the interview(s), neither Mr. Dornan nor Ms. Johnson would actually like Christian Grey if he were a real life person.

Interview With Tabitha Conall



Today, Tabitha Conall will be joining us. She is the author of the series Colliding Worlds and The Stonewall Pack Alpha. Her most recent release of Her Vampire Mate is the 4th book in the Colliding Worlds series. If you love shifter books then you’re in for quite a treat with her novella length stories.

Without further ado please welcome Ms. Tabitha Conall!


Insomnia Book Club [I.B.C]: First off, congratulations on the recent release of Her Vampire Mate! Are you excited for the release of it?

Conall: Very excited!  I had a great time writing Her Vampire Mate and was happy to see other people enjoy it too.  :)


I.B.C: How did you come up with the ideas for the world of Colliding Worlds? The world is very unique.

Conall: Thank you!  As a kid and a teenager, I loved science fiction and fantasy and read it voraciously.  I still read some fantasy these days although the majority of what I read is romance.  In any case, I think Colliding Worlds came from pulling together a lot of disparate ideas from all of that fantasy and science fiction that I'd read.  And I'm mentioning science fiction too, because while the stories come down on the fantasy side of things, the basis for the colliding dimensions is science, my own spin on the multi-worlds theory from quantum mechanics.


The Ruby Circle Released!

This is a good day and a bad day for fans of Richelle Mead's Bloodlines series. The Ruby Circle has officially been released today! The down side to it is that this is the sixth book in the series, which means it is also the last book in the series. Here's to hoping for a really good finish to a great series!

For a list of Richelle Mead's signings and appearances check out her online calendar.

Wan an autographed copy of one of the books from the Bloodlines series but don't have a signing near you? Good news! University Book Store has it setup online so that you can order autographed copies. Get them here. Here are some additional instructions from Richelle Mead's website about ordering autographed copies of her Bloodlines book:

On the payment page, there's a comment field.  Enter the following: "Please send me an autographed copy (or copies) made out to...."  Then write in who you would like the book or books made out to.  Be VERY specific about the name. Some people say "make it out to me, Joe Smith" when they really just want it made out to "Joe," not Joe Smith.  So tell us exactly which name should be in the book! If you just want Richelle to autograph it with no personalization, then enter "signature only."


Let us know what you think about The Ruby Circle in the comments section below or in I.B.C's book of the month discussion topic.


Dark-Hunter Series Re-read Via Sherrilyn Kenyon's Publisher

Alright, Dark-Hunter fans, there's a re-read going on for Sherrilyn Kenyon's series Dark-Hunter. Interested? Check it out on her website for all the details.

Over the Ocean By Danielle Rohr Giveaway

Giveaway time from Danielle Rohr in the form of a Valentine treat!


Message from Danielle Rohr to Insomnia Book Club members/readers -


We are giving away as many e-copies of Over the Ocean by Danielle Rohr by Danielle Rohr as requested.
Step #1. Grab your e-book, read, post a review.
Step #2. Message Danielle Rohr via e-mail with a link to your posted review.
(the more places you post the more entries you get)
You are now entered into a drawing for a $25.00 Barnes & Noble gift card, with a second name drawn for a $15.00 Amazon gift card. Winners can claim their prizes via e-mail or USPS.

To get your free copy, go to the address below between Friday February 6th and Monday February 9th.


http://www.amazon.com/Over-Ocean-Danielle-Rohr-ebook/dp/B00OV81EIO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1423336535&sr=8-3&keywords=over+the+ocean

Drawing will take place on February 28th!

We are beginning a review roundup, that includes: free e-books, a drawing to giveaway a $25.00 Barnes & Noble gift card, and a $15.00 Amazon gift card.






Send an e-mail to IBClub@outlook.com for Danielle Rohr's e-mail address. I.B.C. isn't disclosing the author's e-mail address in this post for privacy reasons. Be sure to mention this giveaway in your e-mail.

Interview With Guy Stanton III



Please give a big welcome to Guy Stanton III, who is not only the first western author that Insomnia Book Club has interviewed but also the first male author! It is an honor to interview you as our first male author, Mr. Stanton.

Mr. Stanton currently has four series; The Warrior Kind, The Agents for Good, Water Wars and The Wind Drifters.

Pull up a chair and either relax with something warm to drink or pull out your notepad (paper or digital) to jot down notes as Guy Stanton III allows us a glimpse into his world as an author.


Insomnia Book Club [I.B.C]: The first book to your series The Wind Drifters was recently released. Was it fun and or hard to write about such a different world compared to just a regular western?

Stanton: Definitely fun! In a way the writing of The Wind Drifters varies little from my other writing. I like reading a well written ‘regular western’, but as an author I crave to many fantasy type elements to satisfy myself by just writing within the genre and not throwing something in to jazz it up as I have by adding the sci/fi elements throughout The Wind Drifters.


I.B.C: Fire Wind is definitely "clean" on the violence scale. You have quite a talent for writing about action and violence while still keeping things clean in a way yet still manage to keep a reader on the edge of their seat. Do you purposely try to keep things clean in Fire Wind for a reason or did it somehow end up that way all on its own?

Stanton: It just comes naturally. I see what I write like it’s a movie reel materializing before my mind’s eye. To write a book one doesn’t describe every detail that is seen, but rather one says enough to convey the emotion and action that’s at play and the reader’s mind is left to fill in the details. For instance if there’s a fictional sword fight going on ‘Ronin fell to his knees, as the steeled edge of the sword was ripped free of his middle by the Beastman of Allaganor. Vainly he tried to hold back his life’s blood from draining out, but the sands of the arena consumed it hungrily, as he was not the first to fall prey to the killer that now strode triumphantly away.’ I don’t feel like I need to mention that the man’s intestines are exploding out of the hole in his stomach or that the air reeks of the smell of blood and stomach bile. I think the reader can fill all that in for themselves. To mention in detail all that is physically being experienced is to draw away from the spiritual component of the moment. The man’s dying. He’s not absorbed in the details of his death so much as that he is dying and I tend to think that’s how the reader should experience the moment as well.


I.B.C: You're the very first male author that Insomnia Book Club has had the honor of interviewing. How does that make you feel?

Stanton: Honored. Even as this is a first for the Insomnia Book Club I in turn have never been interviewed by a book club. Thank you very much on both accounts!

Submissions For Author Interview Questions

The bi-weekly broadcast message went out yesterday for I.B.C's group on GoodReads.com. I am going to extend the same offer that was given in the bi-weekly broadcast -

Have a question that you would like to ask any author in general? Send it in via GoodReads.com message or send an e-mail to IBClub@outlook.com with your question(s). If approved your question(s) might be used for the next author interview. Credit will also be given to the person during the author interview.

2015 Reading Challenge: Synthetic Dreams

Managed to get one of the books out of the way for Insomnia Book Club's 2015 Reading Challenge. I decided to go with the "A book that you chose just because of a nice cover". There were a few of those but decided on Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox. I've been wanting to read it for a long time but never did until now, so now I just want to hit myself for never reading this book sooner. The characters were enjoyable, even the villain! It was nice to see both love interests actually working together too. The world was on the unique side with its technology. Another plus? The book length was short! Which was nice since I was trying so hard not to fall asleep while reading in bed. It was too hard to put Synthetic Dreams down. It's a stand alone book as well. While I would of loved for it to be a series because of how enjoyable the story was it's possible that it could of been dragged into the ground, so ending the book on a good note while it's still something that you can be happy with is much better. I highly recommend Synthetic Dreams to anyone that's a fan of paranormal romance or sci-fi romance books. The sci-fi bit isn't alien related, etc. It's sci-fi on the technology side of things.


My book picks:

A book published this year - The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
A book that's at least 500 pages long - Allegiant by Veronica Roth
A book with only one word in the title - Azagoth by Larissa Ione
The first book ever written by your favorite author - Tall, Dark & Lonely by R.L. Mathewson
A book that was made into a movie - Jaws by Peter Benchley
Re-read one of your favorite books - undertow by Cherry Adair
A book that almost everyone but you have read - Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
A book that is set in your state or city (or country for those outside of the U.S.A) - This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
A book that you own and still have yet to read - Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
A book with a color in the title - Blue Skies by Catherine Anderson
A book that came out the year that you were born - Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood
A book that you chose just because of a nice cover - Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox


Books read so far: 1 out of 12

February's Books of the Month

February's books of the month are Marked by Sarah Fine and The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. Send in your confessions to IBClub@outlook.com and or join in the discussions on the GoodReads.com group and or on the forum.

The two polls are up to vote on which books of the month you plan on reading if any. The web poll can be visited here and the GoodReads.com poll for I.B.C can be found here.

Note: If you would like your confessions to remain anonymous be sure to mention it when sending in confessions.

Kenyons Minions Introduces Different Kind of Love Challenge

In a rut and looking for a different kind of book challenge that also has a reward at the end of it? One of my favorite groups on GoodReads.com, Kenyons Minions, is having a book challenge for the month of February. It's called Different Kind of Love Challenge. The team that finishes the challenge first wins an Amazon.com gift card.

Here are the rules, posted from the group challenge:

Your mission is to form teams of 2 or 3 members and read 9 books that must fulfill each "love" category presented on the list. Which ever team finishes all 9 books/"love" category first, will be presented with a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Sound simple enough?

Here are the different types of love/categories you must choose a book for:

1. Family Love(not incest, but loving bonds between mother and her children, or siblings, etc.)

2. Friends to Lovers

3. Love for the character's job/hobby (passionate about work or a special hobby they have)

4. Love of animals(taking care of pets, vet, kind of thing)

5. Love for a cherished item/possession

6. Unrequited Love

7. Enemies to Lovers

8. Love for something or someone that is different(alien, supernatural character, if a character has fallen in love with a object, etc.)

9. Love reincarnated(if the character's significant other comes back as someone with a new identity, zombie, or in the traditional sense of the word is re-born into someone new)



If anyone is interested follow this link to check out the challenge. New to the Kenyons Minions group? If you're in need of team members for the book challenge you can comment on this post in search of one or more or just ask in the Kenyons Minions group. They're really nice people ^.^.