When something unexpected happens…

March 8, 2010

I know… I’ve been away for months. I’ve missed blogging terribly and I’ve been having withdrawals, trust me, but now I’m back and very glad to be. A lot of things have happened over the last few months, mostly not so good, so those things had to be put first and blogging was put on hold for awhile.

I’ll be back to blogging on a regular daily basis, I’ve got some author interviews lined up and a lot of book reviews coming up soon too. You’ll also start to see some things being changed/updated or removed  and even some new things being added on the blog, I’ll post updates as these things happen.

One update I’d like to mention right now is that I’ll be deleting my blog’s Facebook. It’s just too much to try to keep up with my personal and blog Facebook, along with Twitter and my blog’s Myspace, BUT I did create a FAN PAGE underneath my personal Facebook. So if you’d like to “Become a Fan” and keep up to date on what’s going on here on the blog, here is the link:


Well, that’s about it for now. Here is something for your viewing pleasure…

Moochie and her bright pink monkey pal, Dave.

Talk to you all tomorrow!

Hugs & Happy Reading,

Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Your Choice Book Contest Winner!

October 12, 2009


and the winner is…


Debbie please email me with your full name and mailing address, I’ll be emailing you back with a list of books for you to choose your prize! 🙂

Happy Reading Everyone! Keep an eye out for more future contests!


Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Love needs no reason. It just is.

September 29, 2009

Time for some more book quotes! I love finding new quotes in books that I read. 😀




       The King’s Champion by Catherine March



“Love is not nonsense. It is everything. For without love what is a man? Just an empty shell.” – Sir Lindsay Crawford (fellow knight/friend of hero, Troye de Valois)

“Love needs no reason. It just is.” – Lady Eleanor Raven (heroine)

I actually found two quotes in this book, both about love. I like both of these quotes very much, especially Lady Eleanor’s quote.




               Sold Into Marriage by Ann Major



“Life is a journey without reliable tour guides. You made plans and then you got distracted and took detours that proved to be dull, disastrous, or wonderful, or a combination of all three.” – Josie Navarre (heroine)

This quote made me laugh. It’s so true and yet whats wrong with getting distracted or going off course? What’s a journey without a little adventure?


Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Your Choice Book Contest!

September 28, 2009


Yay! Another Contest! This contest will be a little different then my other contests. The rules will be the same (be sure to read them HERE), but the only difference is that you will get to pick the book prize from my “Book Prize Shelf”… so it’s a Your Choice Book Contest! I have a wide variety of Romance genre books for you to choose from for your prize. Once I choose the winner as stated in the rules the winner must contact me to claim their prize.

NOTE: The winner will only be able to choose ONE book for their prize.

Contest ENDS on Monday October 5th, 2009 at midnight central time! 

To enter just answer the question below:

What is the best book you’ve read so far this year? A book that you just couldn’t put down, that was just so amazing you had your head stuck in the book until you finished it?


Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Blog Updates

September 27, 2009


Hello again everyone! I told ya I’d be back!

I thought that in todays post I’d tell you about some updates that are going to be happening on my blog and some things I’ve already done. 

First off here are the things I have planned that are going to take place or that I’m currently working on (I’ll have a future blog update post that will let you all know when these things are finished):

~ I’m going to be getting rid of my monthly What’s On Your Playlist? meme. It just doesn’t seem to be that likable at this time. I might bring it back in the future, but who knows.

~ I have a TON and I mean a ton of books that I’m signed up to read and review so expect quite a few new Bubba Dog’s Book Reviews coming up soon! 😀

~ Since you already know that I haven’t been able to blog for the past few months it also means that I haven’t had a chance to check my email much either :/ so anyone who has emailed me about the blog or book reviews or questions or anything I’ll be getting back to you ASAP.

~ I’m working on a new page for the Weekly Words Challenge as well. I only participated in it once when I started so now I’m going to join in again and have some fun showing everyone my photography.

Here are the updates that I’ve already done:

~ I gave in! I joined Facebook for the blog! LoL I already had a “personal” facebook page, but I decided to make another one just for my blog (so I can post updates, when I have a book review up, etc.). So if you’re interested, add me! Plus there is a new facebook application called “NetworkedBlogs” where you can create a page for your blog and people can rate it and follow it. The application keeps tabs on your blog so when you have a new blog post it updates it on the NetworkedBlogs application for you to let everyone else know you have a new post up. Pretty cool huh? 🙂

Dani Atwater

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Okay, well that’s about it for now. Now a question for you all:

Got any good book recommendations for me? Any books that you just couldn’t put down, that were just so amazing you had your head stuck in the book until you finished it? 😀

See ya tomorrow!


Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Getting Back On Track…

September 26, 2009


I’ve been away for along time, I know 😦 and I’ve missed blogging terribly, along with my fellow bloggers and blog friends.

I had a lot of things going on over the summer that I needed to take care of, especially some important family things that needed to be put first and formost before blogging, but now I’m back and I’m going to get back on track…. oh i just rhymed didn’t I :/ … lol anyway I know there are some prizes I owe people, so please be patient and I’ll get that settled within the next week and announce the winners (the contests on the side bar are CLOSED and those are the contests I’m talking about for the prizes I owe).

Since I’ve been gone for so long I know I’ve lost readers, but that’s okay. I’m just going to jump back into blogging and start fresh and new if that makes sense lol. I’ll be blogging like regular again so one last thing before I go…

a big HELLO to everyone! I’ll be back early tomorrow morning with another post!


Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Better Than Chocolate Book Co. & Girl Reads Romance

June 24, 2009


Yesterday I came across this great online used book store and I just have to tell you about it!

Jennifer – the owner of Better Than Chocolate Book Co. – opened the “online” doors of her store in 2005. Her store offers used Romance & Women’s Fiction books in mainly paperback, but does offer a bit of everything including hardcover and books on cd/tape.

Here are some perks you can find at her store:

  • BetterBucks – Earn cash back on every purchase over $5.00, to use on future purchases.
  • DustCatcher Book Sale –  A certain selection of books $1.00 each. Held every 3rd Monday of each month.
  • 2Buck Book Overstock – All books she has an overstock of are $2.00 each.
  • .50 Cent Book Blast – Twice a year (late spring & fall) all overstock books are .50 cents each.

Looks like I’m going to be doing some book shopping soon! 😀 If you’d like to check out this awesome used book store head on over to Better Than Chocolate Book Co.! You won’t be disappointed!



Jennifer also has a Ning Social Network called Girl Reads Romance. This is a social network for Romance readers/writers to have fun and discuss our favorite books! As an added bonus Jennifer has an ongoing event called 10 Book Tuesday, every Tuesday you could have a chance to win a grab bag full of 10 books! To enter all you need to do is be a member of Girl Reads Romance and make sure to RSVP every Tuesday and you’re entered! It’s that easy! So come on over and join in on this fun community! We’d love to have you! If you join, be sure to add me and Jennifer as a friend!


Now time for another contest!

Jennifer has graciously donated an amazing prize to giveaway!

A grab bag full of 20 Romance books!!! Ya, you read that correctly, 20 Romance books!!! Keep in mind though they are used, but are in excellent condition and the grab bag will have a mixture of all sub-genres within Romance.

To enter all you need to do is be sure to follow the Contest Rules and answer the 2 Trivia Questions below:

Contest Rules:

– contest is open to U.S. Residents ONLY

– ONLY people who are 18 years old or older can enter

– you MUST e-mail ME your answers to the 2 Trivia Questions, if you answer the Trivia Questions in the comments area your comment will be deleted and your entry will be disqualified!

– When you email me your answers be sure to put GRAB BAG CONTEST in the subject line (My email address is listed in the contact area on my sidebar).

Contest ends on Wednesday July 8th at midnight central time!!!

Here are the Trivia Questions:

1. What are the names of Jennifer’s 2 small dogs?

HINT: Answer can be found in the About Us section of her used book store website Better Than Chocolate Book Co.

2. What state does Girl Reads Romance (aka Jennifer) live in?

HINT: Answer can be found on the profile page of Girl Reads Romance (she’s the creator of the network too).


Okay everyone be sure to check out Jennifer’s used book store, Better Than Chocolate Book Co. and her social network Girl Reads Romance!


      Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict