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Bubby: We have moved! Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our technical design team (also known as relatives and friends of relatives who owed us favors) we have a new beautiful website which is going live Monday September 15th. It is fabulous and we are so excited to show it off! We’d love for all you readers to go visit it and let us know what you think. Oh, and we’re willing to bribe you to do it…

Sissy: Absolutely! Here’s the deal – we have three $10 Amazon gift cards up for grabs. Want one? Just go to the new site Monday (same address as before – or and leave us a comment. We will randomly choose three winners.

Bubby: Be sure to leave us some sort of contact information, otherwise Sissy will steal your prize. She does that, you know.

Sissy: That was a long time ago, Bubby. Get over it! So dear readers, enter! Enter! Enter! Unfortunately, this contest is open to only our North American and UK readers. Unless there’s an Amazon site in Lithuania or Malaysia that we don’t know about…

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Well, Sissy and I are taking a bit of a break for a few weeks. Between European vacations (Hooray!) and a wedding and multiple house movings, we are tuckered out! But don’t worry, we’ll be back before you know it. And we have a fantastic contest planned – be excited!

100-fireworksBubby:  Guess what, everyone?  This is our 100th post!  It’s amazing to me how much has changed since we started this blog in September of 2012.  We lost our dad just a month after we started, I did a huge remodel on my house, and my kids just kept on growing.

Sissy:  Congratulations to us, Bubby!  I feel like we should be having a party, or something.  Where’s the cake?  Yes, these past couple of years have been interesting times.  After Dad passed away it seemed like my house got emptier and emptier, and now I only have one child left at home–thank heavens for him!  But our sisterly bond just keeps on growing, and our love of books–well that has always been constant.

Bubby:  So in honor of our 100th post we are revealing our TOP TEN OF 2013! (Drumroll please…)

NUMBER 10:  Feyland by Anthea Sharp

Bubby:  Hey–wait just a minute there, Sissy–I had Feyland by Anthea Sharp as number 9!

Sissy:  Why do you always have to be so difficult?  You’re messing with my juju!  Alright, we’ll have to agree to disagree.

Sissy’s NUMBER 10:  Feyland by Anthea Sharp   Bubby’s NUMBER 10:  Finding Colin Firth by Mia March

Sissy’s NUMBER 9:  Finding Colin Firth by Mia March  Bubby’s NUMBER 9:  Feyland by Anthea Sharp

NUMBER 8:  Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

NUMBER 7:  Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand

NUMBER 6:  Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

NUMBER 5:  The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson

NUMBER 4:  Mariana by Susanna Kearsly

Bubby’s NUMBER 3:  Making Faces by Amy Harmon     Sissy’s NUMBER 3:  The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Bubby’s NUMBER 2:  The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley     Sissy’s NUMBER 2 Making Faces by Amy Harmon


*****A Different Blue by Amy Harmon*****a different blue

Sissy:  Big Thank Yous to Amy Harmon and Susanna Kearsley and all our favorite writers out there–May 2014 bring you lots of blessings, happiness, and quiet, creative moments!

Bubby:  And big Thank Yous to all our readers!  Keep coming back to hear all of our great reading suggestions for you in 2014!

©Bubblebathbooks 2013

Bubby: We have winners! Huzzah!

Sissy: So excited! This lovely gift of hot chocolate (isn’t it pretty!) and their book of choice goes to – drumroll, please –


MarjAnn Ober from Utah and Sandee Poff from Kentucky!!

Bubby: MarjAnn and Sandee, we will contact you via email as well. Congratulations!

Sissy: Thanks, everyone, for reading and participating.

Bubby: Hey, dear readers! We know that several of you have taken up the challenge and entered our contest by sharing a post. Unfortunately, unless you TELL us, we can’t count your entry!

Sissy: Yes, we need you to not only SHARE a post but also leave a comment – either on our Facebook page at or at our blog at

Bubby: Thanks so much! Remember, we are giving two winners a hot cocoa and book combo pack and you get to choose ANY book that we’ve reviewed.

Sissy: Contest ends on November 13, 2013 so hurry up!

Bubby: We’ve turned one and we want to celebrate with a contest! 

Sissy: What’s the prize, Bubby?

Bubby: Well, it’s getting cold in our neck of the woods and what’s better on a cold day than curling up with a mug of delicious hot cocoa and a good book? So we’ll be giving away a gift basket of gourmet cocoas.

Sissy: What, so they can sip cocoa and stare at the wall? I think we need to give away something more. Since we’re a book blog, how about a book?

Bubby: Brilliant! Hot cocoa AND a book! How does one win this fabulous prize, Sissy?

Sissy: If you want to win, you have to share one of our blog posts on your Facebook page and then leave us a comment, either on Facebook or on our blog and make sure to let us know how to contact you. So in a nutshell, share and comment to win!

Bubby: We will choose 2 lucky winners in a random drawing on November 13th. Winners will get to choose ANY book that we have reviewed in the past year. Please let us know if you’d like your book in digital or traditional format.

Sissy: So get sharing and commenting because we would LOVE to send you a prize.

© Bubble Bath Books 2013

Fairy World BigBubby: Sissy, did you pick up that awesome offer from last week?

Sissy: Yep, sure did. Next on my list to read. Great book offers make me unusually effervescent!

Bubby: Well, be prepared to froth over because here’s another one. Now I’m sure that everyone has already gotten themselves a copy of Feyland by Anthea Sharp, but if they haven’t, now is the time. It is included in another fantastic book bundle called Faery Worlds and you can get the whole bundle (that’s seven books, people) for only 99 cents through the end of September. (Let me throw in a disclaimer – Sissy and I HAVE NOT read everything in the bundle, so it’s like one of those mystery grab-bags. We can’t guarantee content.)

Sissy: Positively bubbling over at the mouth. Splendid! Thanks so much to Anthea Sharp for letting us in on all these secret deals. Nice to have friends in high places!

Bubby: Here’s the link: Faery Worlds Enjoy!

Sissy: Here we also have for you lucky readers a sneak preview of the cover of Anthea Sharp’s newest book, Spark, which is a continuation of the Feyland story.


Bubby: Isn’t it pretty? Spark comes out this December – and you can be sure we’ll be doing a review on it. Here’s the teaser from

Superstar gamer Spark Jaxley’s life might look easy, but she’s part of an elite few who guard a shocking secret; the Realm of Faerie exists, and its dark magic is desperate for a foothold in the mortal world.

Aran Kelso hacks code and sells his gaming cheats on the black market. It’s barely a living, and one he’s not proud of. But when he turns his skills to unlocking the secrets behind Feyland—the most exciting and immersive game on the market—he discovers power and magic beyond his wildest dreams.

Spark’s mission is clear; pull Aran from the clutches of the fey folk and restore the balance between the worlds. But can she risk her life for someone who refuses to be rescued?

Sissy: Happy reading!

© Bubble Bath Books 2013

Bubby here. For today only one of our favorite authors, Anthea Sharp, has teamed up with the good people at StoryBundle. Books 1 and 2 in her fantastic Feyland trilogy are available as part of a pay-what-you-want (I know! Cool!) bundle of 9 books. Sissy and I highly recommend you check this one out! And stayed tuned for more fabulous news about Anthea Sharp. So exciting!

Check out the offer here: StoryBundle

Bubby: Hey Sissy! How did you enjoy our European Vacation?

Sissy: It was dreadful. I didn’t see any of the sights I wanted to see. The food was mundane. My children were messy. It was too hot. I didn’t have enough money. How did you like it?

Bubby: Wow. Sucks to be you. I always thought a European Vacation would be a thrilling experience full of culture and history and exotic food. Maybe we would have had a better time if we’d actually GONE to Europe instead of just pretending to go?

Sissy: Precisely.

Bubby: But summer is now officially over – the kids are back in school, the weather should be cooling down soon (did you hear that, Mother Nature? Cooling down, I say!) and it is time to get back to the book reading and blog writing!

Sissy: Yes. My house has been thoroughly scrubbed top to bottom, my one remaining child sent back to school and I bought myself some new, sexy-librarian reading glasses. Ready to blog.

Bubby: Yippee! Maybe I should buy myself some sexy-librarian glasses. Oh wait, I don’t NEED glasses . . .

Sissy: Oh, there it is. The old spark is back! I was worried for a moment. Bubby was so mellow and laid back today that she could almost lick her own heels.

Bubby: And we all thank you for THAT mental image.

Sissy: Check back Tuesday August 27th for our Fall Kickoff Blog where we will be reviewing some exciting and entertaining reads.

Bubby: See you then!

© Bubble Bath Books 2013


Sissy:  We have a winner, Bubby!  A very lucky lady won the above-pictured basket of bubble bath joy (jealousy all ’round) and will receive it in the mail next week.

Bubby:  And who, pray tell, is our very lucky winner?

Sissy:  None other than Mrs. S. Lindley from Logan, Utah!!  Congratulations!!

Bubby:  Yeah!!  Confetti!!  Applause!!  Now to all of you readers who didn’t enter our contest–look what you missed out on!!  Don’t let it happen again!! Enter and feel the love!!

Sissy:  Okay Mrs. exclamation point, I think they got the message.  Thanks to all our readers out there for your support–we appreciate you.  Until next time…Happy reading:)