Thursday, May 5, 2011

CLosed Hourglass; Myra McEntire & I Heart My Mommy Hop (giveaway)


Welcome to I Heart My Mommy Hop..Each site is giving away prizes that are $50 or more. I have seen a few that are $1000+ INSANE!
(Click the button above to go to more sites who are participating.)

One winner will receive
A copy of Hourglass (ARC)
A copy of Girl In Translation (ARC)
Utility tote from Thirty One (perfect for carrying books)

(sorry the pictures of the tote are crappy, the site I ordered the tote from didn't have any usable pictures so I had to use other people pictures)


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      Loves 2 Read

Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: EgmontUSA (June 14, 2011)


For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there; swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

My Review

Myra McEntire has a way with written emotions. Page after page the world of Hourglass played out and in the end I had my verdict. So what it is?? Just wait, I get to it in a minute. Emerson's character was dead on, she really had me laughing a but I could also feel her sorrow and pain. For me to actually picture a character is unique, I tend to have a hard time visualizing. I could just see this little walking, talking, big mouthed, kick butt chick. As for Michael..Perfect. Ha, I am sure you are rolling your eyes. He really is, he's all thats good in guys. As for Kaleb, he was delish. I so want to talk to someone about his character....LOL Something is bothering me. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't post about it. (if you have read this drop me a line)
   There was one part in the book where Emerson and Michael lay it all out on the line for   her brother and his wife Dru. That was strange it's like they were just ok with it. As if they accept this crazy idea and didn't really think about how his sister has been crazy and was/or should be still on medication. That part bothered me through the entire book. It was like a huge blemish. So every time I flipped a page I kept thinking about it. I actually had to stop reading Hourglass for a day. I didn't want that little hiccup to disturb the rest of the story. So when I picked it back up the book went smoothly I didn't feel like I had lost the connection with the character and I was glad to be able to get back to the story.

After wrapping my head around time travel, worm holes, time continuum it all sank in and as surprising as it sounds I understood what was going on. I tend to zone out on all the scientific jargon. I'm not sure if this is to be a series or if this a stand alone it really could go either way.  So here's my verdict, If you can get past the hiccup then I would recommend this to everyone. It really was fantastically written and it has a wide appeal. After all the adventure, romance, love triangle, time travel, deceit, mystery I couldn't really see a reason to pass this up. I would read another hourglass if Myra turned this into a series.

You can visit Myra McEntire here.


Jewels For Hope said...

nice giveaway!
i follow on gfc!

Ophelia99 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I am a follower.


Jessica said...

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samantha35 said...

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dani_nguyen said...

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Teril said...

Oh that would be great for mother's day ;) GFC
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Shalena @ Writer Quirk said...

This is great - I'm glad I'm a follower! I've heard loads of good things about Hourglass and from Myra's blog it looks like it will be a series. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristin said...

Hi! New follower (Kristin).

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Katia said...

Loving this giveaway and being a follower.
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Melissa said...

The Hourglass seems really great.
Thanks for the giveaway.

I'm a follower (GFC Melissa)


Juju at Tales of said...

Awesome review and contest!

Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!!

GFC follower

Marg K. said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is one I'm really looking forward to reading. That cover is oh-so-gorgeous!! :-)

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June M. said...

Great giveaway. Thank you so much.

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~ The Mitchell's ~ said...

Great giveaway! New GFC follower!!

rhonda1111 said...

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Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! Hourglass is so intriguing!

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Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I'm about to read HOURGLASS and glad to hear such good things!

Thanks for the giveaway!

The Lovely Getaway said...

Awesome giveaway! thanks so much for hosting :) please enter me!


My4boysand1 said...

I Follow you on GFC (Stephanie P)
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This is great fun!

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

That tote is super cute and I've been wanting to read Hourglass.. Thanks! I'm a follower :)


Renee said...

I'm a new GFC follower! :) The tote looks so cool, and would be really fun to use! Thanks! :)

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Juana said...

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Dana West said...

I follow via GFC! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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mummytotwoboys said...

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LindsayWrites said...

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Madison said...

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Adelina Priddis said...

This is my kind of giveaway! The books look good!
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Devony said...

Ooh, thanks! I would love to be entered! wilsondev(At) GFC follower!

Kat said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Bethie said...

What a great Mother's Day giveaway.

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Brandy Nelson said...

I am a follower!

Shay said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

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Michelle said...

Great giveaway!
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Thanks for the chance to win!
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hedgerhousehold said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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as always ♥ Carol said...

ooh The tote bag looks perfect for summer trip... or at least a day in the pool lol XD thanks for being a part of the I ♥ my mommy hop giveaway and giving us a chance to win.

as always ♥, Carol

Ricki said...

Lovely giveaway!

Keri S. said...

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Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

The tote looks cute! And I've been wanting to read Hourglass for monthhsss. Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Riv Re said...

What an awesome hop! Thanks for these great prizes!

sohamolina said...

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Robin K said...

I would love to be entered!

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Heath and Jessica said...

I have not read either of those books & they sounds wonderful!

Heath and Jessica (GFC follower)

Maya said...

the books sound great!

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a gfc follower

savvyshopper said...

Awesome giveaway! GFC follower, vickismail77 at

Sakira said...

Love the giveaway! :)

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Myra McEntire said...


I will TOTALLY answer your Kaleb question! ;) Thanks for the review!

Laura said...

Fantastic giveaway! I love 31 bags.
I am a follower.
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Megan said...

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Ranae Broadhead said...

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meggerfly said...

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Veronica said...

I follow your blog via GFC, thanks for the chance :)


ham1299 said...

I want that tote! ;-)

I follow via Google Friend Connect.


Margie said...

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linda2060 said...

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lauriehere said...

Interesting review.
Very nice giveaway!
Laurie Carlson

lauriehere said...

OOOoooops! Almost forgot!
I am a follower on GFC!
Laurie Carlson

Pokadots1121 said...

This is such a great giveaway! Thanks a lot.
I'm a follower

SunshineGirl said...

this giveaway is very nice, and your blog is great~glad to be a follower on gfc

lulilut said...

I enjoyed reading your review although it felt like a bit of a tease. Of course it would have to be so there wouldn't be any spoilers but it really has me curious, especially with the cover to Hourglass.
Thanks for the giveways, the tote looks pretty & handy and I haven't heard of Girl In Translation but it look good as well.
I am an olf follower.
d.septer at

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Thanks for the amazing giveway!

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GFC = artsybookishgal

Lily Child said...

I'm not entering the giveaway. I just wanted to let you know that your review of Hourglass is fabulous! I'm really looking forward to reading it! :)

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Great giveaway. I follow GFC


polly said...

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Karen F said...

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Krafty Max Originals said...

I am a follower

Zibilee said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting it! I would love the chance to be entered.


I also follow your blog through google reader.

ljangel6776 said...

Flollow thru GFC...angela mabe

Crystal said...

I have been wanting to read Hourglass. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

I'm a follower (Crystal)

Jasmine (The Reading Housewives) said...

This is so awesome! Happy Mother's Day to all! :)


GFC follower! :)

Scoot said...

Awesome giveaway! Thank you! I am a GFC Follower.


Mry Jhnsn said...

Love this giveaway! I am a new follower!

throuthehaze said...

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Jessy said...

I can't wait to read Hourglass! That bag looks like it would be a great beach tote.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

Oohhhh Please include me!

Thank you!

Terra H. said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Please count me in to win. Thanks.

jbmthill said...

follow you on GFC as jbmthill.


Sheery said...

What a lovely giveaway - thanks. new follower -

latanya said...
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latanya said...

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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

CrystalGB said...

Great giveaway. Count me in please.
GFC follower

janetfaye said...

Very nice giveaway!

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Library Lady said...

Awesome giveaway!
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Cayman said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect

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Cayman said...

I love Thirty-One..have a purse from there, and it's great!!

Schkinner said...

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kendra22 said...

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Temperance said...

Im a follower:):)

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Michele L said...

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Alicia said...

I soooo want Hourglass. thanks for the giveaway

GFC follower


Saving Mama said...

What a great giveaway! I'm a GFC follower (staciefrost). Thanks for entering me!
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lvncrazee said...

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Angela said...

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Jackie said...

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Lori said...

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I'm a follower on GFC! :)

markcristy3378 said...

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh the book sounds very interesting and complicated. I know I'm weird, but I love those. Great giveaway as well!

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angie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I am a gfc follower

The Teacher said...

I follow you by email.

AimeeKay said...

GFC Follower-AimeeKay
Thanks for the giveaway! said...

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Christa said...

I am a Google Friend Connect follower of Cleverly Inked! Great giveaway--thanks!!


Tethered Mommy said...

Love the giveaway - thanks!
I'm following you publicly on Google Friend Connect as Tethered Mommy.

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Charity and John said...

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clenna said...

I follow
Great prize for us readers.

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Christine said...

I'm a new GFC follower!


Judy said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. My brain needed a rest from some of the harder giveaways:)

I am a GFC follower (judy)


Carol M said...

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I follow on GFC
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Donnetta said...

I am a GFC follower.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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GFC'd. My email is in my blogger profile. ;)

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lisa said...

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Jaz said...

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Lola G said...

I follow you on GFC- Lola G
love this giveaway!

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

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maryjaco1 said...

GFc -mary J
Thank you for the giveaway.

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I am a follower
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SiNn said...

awesome give away ty

im a gfc follower as SiNn

Jackie said...

I am a new follower via gfc
Thank you...and Happy Mother's Day!
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~Heather~ said...

Following via GFC
Happy Mother's Day. Good Luck to all!

DeDa Studios said...

new follower Happy Mother's Day

Katie said...

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Grace said...

I am a follower.

~ Babs ~ said...

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Cher said...

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Becca said...

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Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Thank you very much! :)


Jodi said...

I'm following on GFC as Jodi. Thanks!!


Laura said...

I follow on GFC as Laura Pelkey.

Lisa Potts said...

Old follower. Thanks for the chance to win!


Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I already follow via GFC (Bornajhawk).


Allison said...

Follow via GFC

Mona said...

Thanks for the great giveaway :)
The book sounds great and the bag would be perfect for my books.


joycemlinek said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Sara said...

I'm a follower!

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Janelle said...

I follow in GFC.
Best wishes and thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway!

Chip said...

Follow via GCC under the name of Chip. Perfect for our summer reading.

AEKZ2 said...

GFC follower
Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

missrantsypants said...

I follow.

Belinda said...

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Cristine said...

New GFC follower

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teddybare812 said...

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Grace Matthews said...

Following you on GFC


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Little Miss Sunshine said...

Those look like fun books!

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Michelle said...

GFC Follower - Michelle Spayde

Eli Squared said...

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JamericanSpice said...

I follow you.

Tara said...

I'm a follower!

I would love to win!

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katklaw777 said...

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New follower on GFC w/ katklaw777.
Great giveaway, thanks!

pam black said...

i made a blog hop page on my blog and wanted to let you know you can find your button there, thanks for a fun hop!
have a great week! god bless,pam b. life as a mom n' wife
we particpanted in the i heart mommy hop

Sheri said...

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Sheri said...

thanks for the great giveaway!