Friday, 17 October 2014

MWYA What's on my bookshelf? #2 ~ The Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason



What's on my bookshelf is a fun bookish post hosted every two weeks here on the Mean Who You Are blog to feature books that have been on my bookshelf and deserve some bookish love or a new book I am excited about and have bought to add to my collection. 

One of My Bookshelves
I know there are many meme's out there like this but I am not that great about linking up I guess. As a bookish person I love showing people my books when they come to visit whether they read or not! If you have a bookshelf you can be sure that I will wonder over there sometime during the course of the visit and check out the titles! 

This is just me showing you my bookish loves and any story that I think goes with it! We all have those stories that go with our beloved favourites! It's an excuse to dust them off, take a photo and post it on my blog!!




The story behind the book buy:

I first heard about The Gardella Vampire Chronicles from a bookish friend of mine. She recommended it and since we had very similar reading tastes I decided to keep an eye out for it. When I saw the first 3 at Bargain Books for R100.00 I was sooooooo extremely excited. I was completely hooked by the first few chapters and I remember finishing one of them within a day! To my horror I discovered that the last 2 books in the series were not available in South Africa and when I had emailed Colleen... I found out they were out of print!!! Luckily I was able to buy the ebooks to finish reading the series on Amazon, but my collection feels incomplete. 

(Just to mention I actually own most of Colleen's other books: The Regency Draculia series, Stoker & Holmes, The GVC: Macey Gardella) 

Since I will be hosting Colleen on my blog next week during her tour to relaunch the series with new covers... *excitedness* I decided it would be a good idea to feature them on here!!!

And.... Since I love this series so much I will be giving away a eCopy (via Amazon) of the first book: The Rest Falls Away. If you can't wait for the giveaway to end, it will also be on sale for $0.99 between 19 - 23 October... 



And.... Colleen will be hosting a read-a-long at the end of October. She will be having giveaways after each book is read and interacting with the community - how awesome is that!

Quick go and grab a copy & get ready to join the read-a-long!!!!

The Old Covers:






The New Covers:


So what do you think? I love the new covers... Let's hope I get to complete my collection!!!



So there you go! That's my story behind the books. Did I mention Colleen is one of my favourite authors and she is so awesome! 


My next post will be on the 31 October 2014

Keep an eye out for my interview with Colleen next week and don't forget to enter the competition below. Good luck!!


Leave your story or link in the comments!







16 comments:

  1. Buffy meets Jane Austen?? SOLD! If I don't win this giveaway I'm definitely buying the first book. The new covers look so cool :D Thanks for another fun post Chené and for the giveaway! I love seeing your books ;)

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    1. Yay!!! I am sure you will love it as much as I do <3 Maybe next time you can post about your bookshelf too :)

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  2. Gleason is a new author for me. You have me sold though!!!

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  3. That's so great that this author is re-launching her series, you'll finally be able to complete your collection! You might have to start from scratch though on account of the new covers, but I'm sure that that's not a huge hardship for you. Hehe! The new artwork is SO PRETTY.

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    1. I totally agree!!! I love completing my series collections :)

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  4. I've never heard of this series before but they sound interesting! I might give them a try :D The new covers look fantastic and so much better than the old ones! Thanks for sharing the giveaway and the books Chene :)

    Olivia @ Fictionally Obsessed

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    1. I really hope you do give them a try :) Good luck in the giveaway!

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  5. oh wow the new covers are way so much more appealing <3

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  6. I had never heard about the author or these books but they sound amazing! I think I might HAVE to check them out. Also, the old covers look great but the new covers look fantastic. I love them!

    Thanks for the giveaway! =D

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    1. oooh I hope you do!! Colleen is one of my all time fav authors :)

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  7. I read book 1 a while ago but I need to try the second one now. And I agree I also love the new covers!

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    1. Oh wow I hope you do.. this series just gets better and better!! I completely devoured them *tee hee*

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