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Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell #8) by Lee Hollis

Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell #8)

by Lee Hollis
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Format: Kindle, ARC

Published:  Aug. 30th 2016 by Kensington

Genre: Fiction, Mystery

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“For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats—until a killer crashes the party…

This Halloween, Hayley can’t imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley’s determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he’s in financial trouble—again.

Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny’s moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery—and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else—including her—ends up in the graveyard…”


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Like Try Why Friday + GIVEAWAY!!

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Weekend Sales!

I’ve realized it’s been a while (hey ya’ll!! *waves*) but I plan on getting back to reviewing as soon as I’m not as busy. Let’s just say I’ve been in a reviewing slump 😩

However I wanted to let everybody who doesn’t follow me on other platforms, that my etsy and a few items in my storenvy shop are on sale this weekend 🎉

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Storenvy is having a 30% off sale all weekend!! Just search for ‘Novel Reveries’ in the sale & voila! you’ll see the select items I’ve picked for the sale.

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Both etsy and storenvy can take credit, debit, and gift cards as well as *drumroll* paypal! (& paypal credit)

Don’t forget, I also still have an ongoing giveaway for a Jane Eyre upcycled book purse gift set. I hope everyone’s had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will have an absolutely wonderful Holiday season! 

Etsy Appreciation Giveaway!

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1000 Sales Etsy Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone over the years who has helped me reach 1000 sales in my Etsy shop! To show my appreciation, I’m hosting a giveaway of an item from my shop… AN UPCYCLED BOOK PURSE & GIFT SET!! YAAAAY! You can find more info on the items HERE.

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Thanks again everyone, and don’t forget to check out NovelReveries.etsy.com for some bookish holiday gifts 😀

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Halloween Etsy Sale!

I’m having a sale in my Etsy & Storenvy shop! Save 10% on your order using the code NOVELWEEN10 until Nov. 1st 2015

I make a variety of items for booklovers, authors, ereaders, etc. including custom items.

Stop by to visit, browse or just to say ‘Hello!’ 😀
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi (Deluxe Illustrated Edition)
by Yann Martel


Format: Kindle, 426 pages
Published: February 1, 2007 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(first published September 11th 2001)
Genre: Literature, Fiction

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Yann Martel

Growing up in Pondicherry, India, Piscine Molitor Patel – known as Pi – has a rich life. Bookish by nature, young Pi acquires a broad knowledge of not only the great religious texts but of all literature, and has a great curiosity about how the world works. His family runs the local zoo, and he spends many of his days among goats, hippos, swans, and bears, developing his own theories about the nature of animals and how human nature conforms to it. Pi’s family life is quite happy, even though his brother picks on him and his parents aren’t quite sure how to accept his decision to simultaneously embrace and practise three religions – Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam.

But despite the lush and nurturing variety of Pi’s world, there are broad political changes afoot in India, and when Pi is sixteen, his parents decide that the family needs to escape to a better life. Choosing to move to Canada, they close the zoo, pack their belongings, and board a Japanese cargo ship called the Tsimtsum. Travelling with them are many of their animals, bound for zoos in North America. However, they have only just begun their journey when the ship sinks, taking the dreams of the Patel family down with it. Only Pi survives, cast adrift in a lifeboat with the unlikeliest oftravelling companions: a zebra, an orang-utan, a hyena, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Thus begins Pi Patel’s epic, 227-day voyage across the Pacific, and the powerful story of faith and survival at the heart of Life of Pi. Worn and scared, oscillating between hope and despair, Pi is witness to the playing out of the food chain, quite aware of his new position within it. When only the tiger is left of the seafaring menagerie, Pi realizes that his survival depends on his ability to assert his own will, and sets upon a grand and ordered scheme to keep from being Richard Parker’s next meal. –Goodreads

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