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Contest Winner!! January 18, 2010

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So the results are in…. Jana, poor thing, didn’t get today off of work and so she was busy slaving away. I went ahead and did the roll to see who gets the lonely copy of the newest Andrews book.

And the winner is….

Drumroll please……

Wait for it.


Are you ready to shoot me yet?

Just a little longer….




Monique Tsui

Be sure to go check out her blog as well at: http://phenomenomenom.blogspot.com/

Monique, contact us with your information at realitybypass@gmail.com at your convenience.


New Winners? October 20, 2009

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I’m so sad that we haven’t heard from our first round of winners.

Sooo…I selected some new ones.  For the previous winners, if you contact us I will still send you something.  Maybe even a book shaped something, but I need to hear from you soon!

New Winners:

The Mermaids Madness – Daniel M

On the Edge – Virginia Hendricks

Succubus Blues – Wendy Wallach

All right folks…pretty please contact us at realitybypass at gmail.com



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Kris has a good post today, down below so make sure to visit it too, but we have the results for last week’s contest, courtesy of random.org.

*drum roll*

The Mermaid’s Madness will be finding a home with:  Carol Lawrence

On the Edge is going to:  Amanda

And a bonus book:  Succubus Blues, by Richelle Mead is going out to Deedles

Winners please email us at realitybypass at gmail dot com with your addresses and we’ll get your books sent out this week.

Everyone thank you for visiting and joining our contest.  I had a great birthday and I’m happy to be able to share some birthday joy out there.  Come back frequently, cause I promise we’ll be sending more books out in to the world soon!


The Boys are Back October 9, 2009

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First of all thank you for the birthday wishes!  🙂  The contest will go on until Sunday, though I have to admit that all the birthday madness is tempting me to toss a second prize into the pot.  Stay tuned on Monday, cause I’ve got a copy of Richelle Mead’s Succubus Blues burning a hole in my pocket and it may have to be released into the wilderness with the others.  🙂

Friday is kinda turning into a time to comment about Supernatural, which I’m happy to do.  For those of you who don’t follow the show, you should, and it goes into reruns shortly so you won’t see quite as much squeeing…maybe.

I think the brilliant thing the writers have done at this point is they’ve brought Sam and Dean back together, but they haven’t even tried to make it ‘like it always was.’  Sam lays it all on the line and tells Dean the way it used to be didn’t work anyway and lead to the strain on the brother’s relationship as it is.  Both of them have made huge mistakes and they’re learning that the only way they can survive is together and different.  🙂  Not to mention it was fun to see them doing a good ol’ fashioned monster of the week kind of episode.  Paris Hilton, for all that I’m not a fan, was brilliant.

Now, I must go enjoy birthday doughnuts!  A day early even.


Birthday Contest! October 7, 2009

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I know today is Book Review Wednesday.  I keep looking at the day and I know…but…my brain is just not in the right place.  So tomorrow will be book review day.  Today is party day!

A bit of housekeeping and a contest…cause we love contests!

Housekeeping first.  One of our lovely friends has started a book blog and we think you should check her out.  Jane’s Safari.  Go forth and be enlightened.

CONTEST: This month is my birthday.  No I’m not telling you how old I am, go away.  However, this puts me in a celebratory mood.  Soo…I’m giving away a birthday present on Monday the 12th, which will consist of two books being released in October: On the Edge from Ilona Andrews and The Mermaid’s Madness by Jim C Hines.  These are a couple of authors I love, and it’s a good time to introduce them to others.  Not that this is an inclusive list of all the goodies I’m drooling over this month, but it’s a start.

So in celebration today and every day until midnight on Sunday, come and chat with us in the comments.  Tell us what book you’re looking forward to, or what birthday memory sticks out to you!  Say Hi.  We don’t bite.

Well…  Not much anyway.


Contest results and Sucked back in August 19, 2009

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I really don’t mind my day job all in all.  It’s interesting for the most part, with a few boring or highly exciting moments tossed in.  The only thing that gets me is the Murphy’s law regularity of work emergencies.  Just when I think I have a schedule and time to call my own I get sucked back in!  This week is another good example of that, but we’re geting better at it with each release and it’s not nearly what it could be.  So all in all I’m okay, but less blogative than usual.

So the big focus of today’s missive is the results of the Jeaniene Frost contest.


You gets the books.  🙂

Please email us at realitybypass at gmail dot com with your home addy or wherever you’d like your books shipped.

Back to the grind for me.  Book reviews are still coming.  I have a stack now and just need to compose my brain.


Contest Winner March 18, 2009

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Okay so our contest winner is…


Next contest I hope to see more posts, we want to give you stuff!

Book Promo and Contest March 11, 2009

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So we had great plans for a contest last month around Valentines and then life got in the way and it just didn’t happen the way we expected.  Sooo…we’ve decided to try again.  🙂  From now until midnight on St. Patrick’s day, March 17th, all commenters will be tossed into a bucket for a book shaped prize.  As I’m headed off to Disney World next week there is every possibility something Disney shaped may go with the book.  So chat it up.

As well we’re moving webpages.  Hopefully this will be the last time.  We’ve decided that wordpress is a much better blog software for us and we’re actually at our own website, http://www.realitybypassbooks.com instead of something with a weird .8m or whatnot in the middle.  The move will happen April 2nd though the old page will stay up for archives for a while.

Soo…moving on to our book of the week, Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews.  This is book two in the Kate Daniels series.  Book three Magic Strikes comes out at the end of the month!!!  This series is a lot of fun and a good launch to our week of talking about many things Irish.  I love the use of Celtic mythology in Magic Burns.  It adds a lot of richness to the book and is used in ways which are uncommon in most Urban Fantasy.  Of the Kate books thus far this is the one I’ve come back to read multiple times.  The use of the crow symbology is strong and a very classic Welsh and Irish usage.  Definitely a solid UF contender, and I have the same high hopes for Magic Strikes!


Genre:  Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Age: Adult
Content: Violence, Sexuality
Overall:  Buy!!!