Mundie Moms

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mundie Moms 6th Birthday Bash Celebration!

It's our 6th Mundie Moms Birthday Bash! I can't believe Mundie Moms turned six on Valentine's Day. What an incredible six years it has been. I honestly have no idea where the past six years has gone. There have been so many amazing experiences had, a lot new friends have been made, countless books have been read, and so much fun has been had. THANK YOU to each of you who have made the past six years so memorable. Without you, Mundie Moms wouldn't be what it is today. 

THANK YOU to all of you! Thank you to those who follow us, and to those who have followed Mundie Moms from the beginning. Thank you to those who have recently discovered Mundie Moms. Thank you for all your comments (though blogger deletes half my comments I reply back to), I enjoy reading your comments, and visiting your blogs. I love the connections I've made with so many of you via the blog, as well as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr. I have loved meeting many of you at book signings, book conventions like ALA, BEA, TLA, and various other book festivals. You make all the time I put into being a book promoter worth it, because of your support and friendships. 

The most rewarding part of running a book blog is hearing readers say that they picked up a book because they read one of my reviews, or saw a book I featured here on Mundie Moms. THANK YOU! You will never know how much that means. That is the reason I do what I do, and I can't thank you enough to taking time out of your busy schedules to visit my blog, let alone read my posts. I will forever be grateful to be able to do what I do. I love the connections that books have brought into my life. 

THANK YOU to the authors who's books have changed our lives, have brought friends into our lives, and continue to move us with your words. Thank you to the authors who have become more than just an author, you've become friends, and confidants. Most importantly, thank you for what you do. You make all the time I put into being a book promoter worth it, because of the things you write. Thank you for your support through out the past six years. 

THANK YOU to the publicists and publishers who continue to make book promoting possible! It's been such a wonderful experience working with many of you over the past six years. Thank you for continued support, friendships, and for spoiling us with so many wonderful reads. Thank you for fueling our book additions. haha

It's not a birthday party without some treats. Since we can't personally give each of you cupcakes, we can give away some books!! Let's be honest, books are better than cupcakes... unless of course you're eating a cupcake while reading a book. That could get a little messy, so maybe we'll just stick to reading a book about cupcakes. Or how about looking at pictures of cupcakes with books on them. 

Yes, I'll definitely take one of those or one of these

Don't these look good? They look to good to even eat. Okay, now that I've given you cupcakes and a cake, enjoy these books.... (image source for book pictures found via Pinterest).


We have a couple giveaways for you. Each giveaway will have one entry form (below), and winners will be drawn via the rafflecopter form. The first winner will win the first prize pack, the second winner will win the second prize pack and so forth. All giveaways are for US only, unless other wise noted (sorry international readers. I adore you all, but I can't afford to send internationally. If you'd like to cover the shipping costs, then you're more than welcome to enter)

Prize Pack #1 - Signed copies of: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott, Uninvited by Sophie Jordan, and not signed, is an arc of Unleashed by Sophie Jordan. Also included is a bracelet for Siege & Storm. 

Prize Pack #2 - Signed copies of: Time After Time Tamara Ireland Stone, Of Triton by Anna Banks, Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Labourne, Unremembered by Jessica Brody, Unforgotten by Jessica Brody, also included is a charm that goes with Of Triton.

Prize Pack #3 - A signed copy of Cassandra Clare City of Heavenly Fire

Prize Pack #4 - a box of 2015 ARCS/books. This will be a random selection of arcs/books. The arcs are for upcoming releases prior to the date of this post, some of which are pictured above. 

Prize Pack #5 - Open Internationally, a $20 gift card to the Book Depository! *valid only to countries The book Depository ships to.

* Signed books were from last year's book signs I attended/moderated, and our books I have had to giveaway. Books were given by the publisher/author, or won, and the bracelet and charm were given by the authors to giveaway.

** Standard Mundie Moms giveaway rules apply. It is the responsibility of those entering the giveaways to read the giveaway rules.

To Enter, please fill out the form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!

New Adult Features: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout / Lure by Amber Rose Ivy

Hello New Adult readers! Check out two of the latest new adult books featured on Mundie Moms's Grown Up Book Reviews Blog! Covenant series fans won't want to miss Seth's story in The Return, out now!

Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout's The Covenant Series will love tomorrow's release of THE RETURN, a story from our favorite, Seth! This is a new adult series, fans can read an excerpt from the book via today's THE RETURN.

It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody--which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Read more about The Return, including an excerpt, and enter to win HERE.

About LURE: 
 There's danger in the beauty...Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

Read more about LURE, including an excerpt and enter to win HERE.