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At PopcornReads.com, we’re life-long bookaholics who’ve always been passionate about the joys of reading. This publication is about sharing books, e-readers and other book related products we love with you. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as we do!
What’s a Popcorn Read? It’s a book that entertains you, one that triggers all of your emotions and often your funny bone. Above all, it’s a rollicking good time – however you define that. We hope you find great new reads among our favorites and that you check back often to see what new fun books we’re reviewing! We’re eclectic readers, so you’ll find reviews of all kinds of fiction here. We also love to host book giveaways!
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Monday, December 2nd, 2013: We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for The Widows of Braxton County by Jess McConkey. When Kate leaves her job in the city to marry Joseph and live on his 140-year-old farm, she expects something out of Country Living. What she gets is quite different. What dangerous secrets is this family keeping?
Tuesday, December 3rd: We’re reviewing Silent Echo by J.R. Rain. Jim Booker is happily retired from detective work, and living on borrowed time, but he can’t turn down an old friend searching for an old love who’s been missing for years. It’s amazing what you can do when you’ve got nothing left to lose.
Wednesday, December 4th : We’re reviewing and hosting a Giveaway for Havisham by Ronald Frame. In this prelude to Dickens’ Great Expectations, we finally get the backstory on Catherine Havisham long before she became the formidable and extremely eccentric Miss Havisham.
Thursday, December 5th: We’re reviewing The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard. The parallel universe world in which Riven lives was ravaged by an android war. As Legion General to the Prince she has everything until she’s sent on a mission to Earth that will cause her to question everything she thought she knew about her world and the Prince she loves.
Friday, December 6th: We’re reviewing Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies. Moll Flanders and Vanity Fair move over – Belle Cora has arrived. It’s a saga of a good New England girl driven to be bad on the eve of the Civil War. “I had crossed all the lines they you say you can never cross without being destroyed, and here I was, alive and strong.”
Saturday, December 7th: We’ll update this page with the upcoming week’s reviews & giveaways, so be sure to check back to see what’s happening next.
Sunday, December 8th: We’ll update the Giveaway Winners List below for any giveaways that ended this week.
Be sure to check below to see which continuing giveaways you want to enter before it’s too late!
Heads Up: Giveaways Ending Tonight (11/30/2013) at 11:59pm EST!
We’ve got a Huge Giveaway for the Gratitude Giveaway Hop! Ten (10) people will win both The Blood Gospel and Blood Brothers,, which are Book #1 and an exclusive short story from The Order of the Sanguines series by bestselling author James Rollins and award-winning author Rebecca Cantrell. The Blood Gospel has been touted as being The DaVinci Code with vampires. Whoot! This gothic tale is about an ancient secret order, and the hunt for a miraculous book. Blood Brothers is a short story that also includes a sneak peek at Book #2 in the series, Innocent Blood, which we’ll be reviewing in mid-December. Click on the book titles to go to the giveaway page, where you can enter our giveaway and link to the other book-related giveaways in this huge giveaway hop!
Aunty Lee’s Delights: A Singaporean Mystery is by acclaimed Singapore author Ovidia Yu. This is the first time Book #1 of Ovidia Yu’s new mystery series has been published in the U.S. Rosie Lee is an exceptional cook and an inherent busybody. When a guest doesn’t show up for her dinner party and her son’s wine tasting, and her body later washes ashore at a nearby resort, Rosie Lee is determined to find the killer.
Giveaways Continuing This Week:
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands is by bestselling author Natasha Solomons. From the 1958 conservative Jewish community in which Juliet Montague finds herself a living widow (aguna) to London’s arts renaissance in the 1960′s, Juliet is on a quest to be seen for who she really is. And it all takes off when a young artist asks if he can paint her portrait. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
The Prey, by Andrew Fukuda, is Book #2 in The Hunt trilogy. If you’re thinking this could be The Hunger Games meets vampires, you’ve got the general concept but it’s much more than that. To read our review of Book #1, The Hunt, click here. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
The Trap, by Andrew Fukuda, is Book #3, the final book in The Hunt trilogy. You don’t want to miss this non-stop paranormal thrill-ride because each novel in the series just gets better! See the links above to check out our reviews of Book #1 and #2. Click on the book title to go to the giveaway page!
November Giveaway Winners List:
Congratulations to Debbie Carnes for winning our giveaway for The Wishing Thread!
Congratulations to Kara Shamy for winning our giveaway for How to Be a Good Wife!
Congratulations to Sheila Korman and Melissa Grabowski for winning our giveaway for Letters from a Murderer!
Congratulations to Vickie Hamilton and Cathy Frenchfor winning our giveaway for Secretariat Reborn!
Congratulations to Joy Flynn for winning our giveaway for Relic: Books of Eva!
Congratulations to Diana Stanhope for winning our giveaway for Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard!
Congratulations to Bonnie Franks for winning our giveaway for The Joshua Stone!
Congratulations to Ann Vuong for winning our giveaway for The Circle of Thirteen!
Congratulations to Shelly Hammond for winning our giveaway for Bellman & Black!
Congratulations to Susan Schleicher for winning our giveaway for Grounded!
Congratulations to Katherine Ivan for winning our giveaway for The Wedding Gift!
Congratulations to Danielle Jones for winning our giveaway for The Deaths of Tao!
Please note: We haven’t posted the results for the giveaway of Three because a glitch occurred with the giveaway form. This has never happened before. Rafflecopter tried to recapture the data but couldn’t so we will be re-running the giveaway very soon. Those who left comments during the original giveaway will be credited with them as entries. Thanks for your patience!
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