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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Welcome to my blog! Anybody want to win some books? (Contest Closed!!!)

Hi all, welcome to my new blog!

So, I guess you are wondering who I am and why I am starting a blog. Well, my name is Chrissie and I am a 29 year old british girl who loves to read, as well as spending time with my husband and my two young boys. I am now a full time mum but before I had my second child I was a librarian. I absolutely loved the job (who wouldn't love being surrounded by books all the time!) but I wanted to stay at home with my boys and enjoy them whilst they are still young.

As for why I started a blog the answer is simple: I have a terrible memory and I want a record of the books that I have read. Once Upon a Series is actually my second blog. I ran Chrissie's Corner for almost a year until my husband became very ill at the beginning of the year and I just didn't have time to continue with it. But during my time off I spent a lot of time thinking about the direction I wanted my blog to go in and came up with some great ideas for features etc and Once Upon a Series is the result.

One of these features is my list of series' from my favourite genres. Please take a look at these lists and hopefully you'll be able to find some new books to read. Also, feel free to tell me about any that I've missed (there's bound to be many!) and I'll add them to the list. The genres I have written lists for are:
Mystery
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
YA

Now that you've learnt a little bit about me here is the important question - Who would like to win some books???? In celebration of my new blog I am giving away a copy of the first two books in the Mercy series by Rebecca Lim to one lucky winner.

Mercy
Mercy wakes on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business... or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life. She is an angel, doomed to return to earth, taking on a new human form each time she does, in an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings.
In Paradise, Mercy meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also taken, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.
An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, Mercy is the first book in a major new series.

Exile
An angel in exile, Mercy is doomed to return repeatedly to earth, taking on a new human form each time she does. Now she "wakes" as unhappy teen Lela, a girl caring for her dying mother but never herself.
As her shattered memory begins to return, Mercy remembers Ryan, the boy she fell in love with in another life, and Luc, the angel haunting her dreams. Will Mercy risk Lela's life to be reunited with her heart's true desire.
An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, Exile is the second book in the spellbinding Mercy series.

37 comments:

Cynthia Garcia said...

These books look great! Thank you for the giveaway! Congrats on the blog!

shygrumpychica1@hotmail.com

Cherry said...

More power to your new blog Chrissie!! :)

Cherry Mischievous

NoraA said...

Both of these books look great and I would love to have them for my home library.

NoraAdrienne (at)gmail (dot) com

Regina said...

Wonderful items up for grabs. Your blog is pretty cool!

regina.linton@gmail.com

Tee said...

Congrats on the new blog! I love the cover of these books and can not wait to read them.

tfreidus@hotmail.com

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Nice to see you back with a new blog! It looks great! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

penny.lane7@gmail(dot) com

jackie b central texas said...

Not Entering. Welcome back Chrissie and glad to see you had a chance to revisit your reading passion and share with the rest of us, missed you!

Shannon said...

this books look great. I would so love to read them both. love the blog page also.. Shannon S. calitigerlilly@yahoo.com

Camille said...

That's awesome! Hiii! Congrats on the new blog. :D Looks awesome.

camillemariemorales(at)hotmail(dot)com :)

Jenny Q said...

Hey Chrissie! The site looks great! Please enter me! JDQ1175@aol.com

Diana said...

Congrats on the new blog! Thank you for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Rebecca McKinnon said...

What a great giveaway!

bamckinon at gmail dot com

Aisle B said...

Congrats on your blog - welcome to this wonderful world of book reviews :)

Wishing you lots of good reads and success in all that you touch.

Placing my karma in for a chance to win Lim's read. A big karma kiss to all who enter.

Hope all is well with the hubby.Sending him more cosmic health as you and he watch over the boys.

aisleb@hotmail.com

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

Happy to be a new follower! Love the "new place"

Thanks
Kate
mleger 0546 AT rogers DOT com

Denise Z said...

I received an invite to drop by your site and have signed up to follow. Good fortune to you in getting up and going. I look forward to reading more of what you have to say. Thank you for the fun giveaway opportunity.

dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

buddyt said...

Best of luck with the new blog. I hope it goes well with you.

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Much appreciated.

Please enter me.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

GABY said...

Thank you! I'd love to win ;)

magabygc at gmail.com

Bella (Absolutely Obsessed) said...

Hey Chrissie,

It's great to see you blogging again - WELCOME BACK!! :) :)

bella-on-toast[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I am here to see what your blog is about. Good luck with it.
Jessica
dopey985@hotmail.com

YA Vampire Books said...

Haven't heard about these two books before, but they sound really good!

yavampire(at)hotmail.com

Lynsey Newton said...

Welcome back Chrissie!!!

tetewa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! tWarner419@aol.com

Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog said...

Welcome back Chrissie & Congrats on the awesome blog design. I can not wait to see what you have installed for us and wow what a way to kick it off with a 2 book give-away. I would love to read Rebecca Lim's Mercy series, so enter me please.

natasha(dot)paranormalgoddessblog(At)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog

Heather said...

They sound like great books. H43050@gmail.com

Liz. R said...

Welcome back and congrats on the new blog! Thanks for the giveaway :).

planetprint8(at)gmail(dot)com

Kemcaflipflops said...

What a great idea for a blog! Love the sound of the giveaway books so please include me in the draw!
Kirsten x
in_need_of_flipflops@msn.com

Violet said...

Congrats on the blog and welcome to the book blogging world. Please enter me

Violetc.books@gmail.com

Meli ^^ said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
And congratulations for the new site ^^

rockmeamadeuus@hotmail.com

My Journey With Candida said...

Thank you for such a GREAT Giveaway!!

terrylee5151 at aol dot com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Hi Chrissie, welcome to blogging! :-D Glad to meet you!

Have fun, enjoy the books, the passionate talks and the whole experience :-)

Thank you for the great giveaway, I have heard exciting things about Mercy!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

ps. I love your blog name! :-D

Martina Koleva said...

The descriptions of the books look interesting and I would love to read them if I get the chance. Thank you for the giveaway and for making it international!

by_myself@mail.bg

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

These look like good books, and I've seen some good things about them.

bookserieslover (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alison Can Read said...

Thanks for the giveaway and welcome back to blogging!
alisoncanread at gmail dot com

trailsofthepen said...

Angels with their missions! Congrats to your new blog and thanks for the giveaway.

ossiriand10 (at)yahoo(dot)com

Kah_cherub said...

You have the cutest blog! I wish you good luck with it! :)

oh, and thanks for the chance!

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books said...

Awesome blog, glad you decided to come back to the book blogging community :)

And all the best to you and your family.

l.e.olteano(at)gmail(dot)com

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