Saturday, May 8, 2010

Miss Bohemia/Jennifer Guest Post & Giveaway

*Contest is closed*

Day 8 of my Giveaway-A-Day Countdown to My Birthday Bash brings us Miss Bohemia for a guest post! For those that don’t know her, she has a fantastic shop on Etsy! So, take it away Jenn!

Firstly, I would like to wish Amanda Happy Birthday and thank her for inviting me to write a guest post on her blog! As this is my first ever guest post, it was a great surprise, but a little scary. Hopefully, you’ll bear with me as I introduce myself and talk about just a few of my many favourite things… I will admit to being addicted to books, jewellery and anything sweet!

I’m a bit of a day dreamer and my vivid imagination and obsession with books started at an early age, and provided a great form of escapism. I loved that you could almost be like Alice in Wonderland and escape down the rabbit hole to an alternate reality! Some would say my love of books (and many other things) is obsessive, but after finding all these wonderful book bloggers & twitter, I know I’m not alone :)

I loved reading fairytales and scary books and especially enjoyed books that merged the two together. I guess this transferred through adulthood to my love of reading Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy! Gotta love vamps (I like mine tall, dark & deadly), werewolves a close second (bringing the heat) & other mythical creatures!

My favourite books include Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice, The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris, The Tooth Fairy (a rare grim fairytale book by Graham Joyce), The Book With No Name by Anonymous (weird but so funny), The Kate Daniels series by IIona Andrews and a new firm favourite ‘Soulless’ by Gail Carriger! My book wishlist includes ‘Changeless’ by Gail Carriger, Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey and The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

I also love to read thrillers, art books & some chick lit! Oh and I must mention the following movies;- The Labyrinth, Heavenly Creatures & Edward Scissorhands, just because I love them so much!


My other passions include jewellery and shopping for vintage and old fashioned finds! I’m like a magpie when it comes to shiny trinkets and pretty things! Or perhaps I should say I’m like a ‘Valkyrie’ from Immortals After Dark, who Kresley Cole describes as “without training, they can be mesmerized by shining objects and jewels”.

I also love creating jewellery and although it’s something I’ve only recently started doing, I confess to being a little obsessed (are you seeing a pattern here :))!

My jewellery creations are quite an eclectic mix as they are often inspired by my alternate reality and love of magic, dark fairytales, supernatural, fantasy and steampunk! I love using deep reds, purples, emerald greens and black for my gothic pieces, but I often make romantic and vintage jewellery too – a bit of everything!

I do have a secret passion to write a book and often see myself as a writer who has a cabin in a remote area in the woods, completely dissociated from the real world while writing novels! A bit like the Johnny Depp character (a bit crazy but minus the murders) in ‘The Secret Window’! On the other hand, I couldn’t really survive very long without company or an internet connection :)

Anyway, that’s enough about me! I hope you’ve enjoyed my ramblings :)

Thanks again Amanda!

My Links

Main shop Vampires Kisses on Etsy

UK Folksy Shop





Thanks so much for guest blogging Jen! You did a fantastic job! Guess what, today’s giveaway is this beautiful necklace from Jen!


The Blood Moon Pendant Vampires Versus Werewolves

The moon crescent is a bright gold plate with an intricate design and pointed talons that curl around the red stone which is faceted and sparkles in the light.
A subtle representation of my two favourite supernatural creatures!
Gorgeous Victorian style half moon (representing the wolves) setting holding a blood red faceted stone (representing the vampires lust for blood).
I have used a gold plated curb chain which is approx 23 inches long!
This glamorous piece of treasure resembles something from an ancient crypt or lair!
Victorian Vampire Glamour

This giveaway is open internationally. You must be at least 13 to enter and a follower. This giveaway is open until May 31st. For any other questions see the rules.

To enter, answer this question, what are your favorite books and movies, AND fill out the FORM.

*Contest is closed*


mbreakfield said...

Favorite Books:

Favorite Movies:
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Colin Firth version

SiNn said...

well i have a bit of an eclectic taste


after the night : linda howard
Anything by King

soul screamer series( I love them really awesome books)

red headed stepchild
happy hour of the damned

Hunters Need


Blade 1-3

The princess bride
Finding nemo
Nightmare on elm Street All of them but the second one

A bugs life

Mother of tears

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

That necklace is gorgeous! Me want :P

My favourite books are anything by Richelle Mead or Jeaniene Frost, Bleeding Violet and The Bronze Horsemen.
My favourite movies are Atonement, August Rush, Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, Titanic and Transformers

Linda Henderson said...

I have a lot of favorite books but here are a few.
The Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt
The Donovan Legacy ( 3 stories in it) by Nora Roberts
Any of the In Death books by J.D.Robb

The Burbs
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
all The Mummy movies

seriousreader at live dot com

Sarah said...

There are so many books I love so I'll just include a few :o) The Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian, Rachel Vincent's Shifters series, Larissa Ione's Demonica series & anything by Keri Arthur! I could go on for ages with that one LOL.

As for movies I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Matrix, Harry Potter, The Mummy, Dirty Dancing, & Tremors. I have very eclectic tastes LOL :o)

Beth said...

That necklace is gorgeous!

Name my favourite books? Umm, well I could be here all day lol.

But I'll pick a few! The Women of The Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong and the BDB series by J. R. Ward

Movies? Don't really have that many favorites. Umm, Dogma, Die Hard - I'm really sucking at this lol. That's all I can think of.

Angel said...

Favorite Books:
Anything by Sarah Addison Allen or
LuAnn McLane
(which is funny since neither author writes in my prefered genre)

Favorite Movies:
Center Stage
Ever After
anything Johnny Depp

MissBohemia said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your lovely comments &
I'm really enjoying reading your book & movie choices!

I really struggled trying to narrow down my choices to a few books or movies ~ I wanted to list at least a hundred lol! Some of the books and movies you have mentioned are also favourites of mine (Pride & Prejudice, The Princess Bride, The Matrix, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter etc) & some are on my ever expanding wishlist!

Good luck with the comp!


Anonymous said...

Ahh, way too many, but a few are:
Rachel Morgan/The Hallows series
Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep

Shawshank Redemption
The Notebook

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Hi Amanda,

just wanted to let you know that you have an award waiting for you here.

Have a great weekend :-) Stella

Robin K said...

Books, well how about I list some author favorites: Moning, Kenyon, Adrian, Hauf, Robbins, Davidson, Sands, Howell, and Garbaldon.

As for the books themselves, most for these authors and I also LOVED Three Days to Day by Kelly Meding.

I adore disaster movies. Titanic, Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, and 2012. I am also a big Jolie fan :)

Amanda Leigh said...

Sorry I haven't been around much today. Been celebrating my bro's bday today. :)

Miss Bohemia, awesome guest post! We have so many of the same favs!

I'm loving you all's lists as well. A lot of them are my favs, some are on my wishlist, and a few are new to me, so thanks!

Oh, and the necklace is gorgeous! Jen sent it to me, w/ something I ordered, so I have it now... I pick it up and look at it ever few hours. It's purdy. But, I guess I can part w/ it when the time comes and send it on to someone else...

Nastassia said...

My favourite movies:Where the Heart Is,My House in Umbria,Cruel Intentions,Shelter

My favourite books: The Harry Potter Series,Anita Blake series,Books by Marjorie M. Liu, Books by Emma Holly, Books by Nora Roberts

AllTheWiser said...

Interiew w/a Vampire
A River Runs Through It

Lord of the Rings
The Sacketts

Anonymous said...

books: the book thief (*sob*)
she's come undone

movies: the crying game
welcome to the dollhouse


bianca_riot said...

Favourite Books:
Harr Potter-
Lord Of The Rings-
Rachel Caine novels-
Vampire Academy-
i could go on,,,,but i wont :)

Favourite Movies:
Harry Potter-
Lord Of The Rings-
Pirates of the Caribbean-
and they're not movies but i love one tree hill, veronica mars and vampire diaries...:)

bianca.riot.08(@) hotmail DOT com

Elizabeth said...

To me every book I read is my fav book

Amanda Leigh said...

@Stella- Thanks so much for the award! I really appreciate it! Congrats on your awards too!

Loving everyone's choices for their favs!

@Elizabeth- I can totally relate. My favs change all the time!

Rae Reads said...

Books: Everything by Kim Harrison, Stephen King, Richelle Mead, Lynsay Sands, Rachel Caine and Laurell K. Hamilton.

I also love Dracula, Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Zombie Survival Guide, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

Movies: Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Zombieland, Blade, Interview with the Vampire, Let the Right One In, The Burbs...

I love way too many books and movies. lol

Susan said...

Favorite books (these are just my fave's from the last 6 months...I could never narrow it down to just a few over a lifetime!):
Frost Moon by Anthony Francis
Tiger's Curse and Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck
Soul Screamers and Shifters series by Rachel Vincent
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn

Favorite movies (these I can do by lifetime...I prefer reading to movie watching!)
Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang
Pete's Dragon
The Wizard of Oz
Gone With the Wind
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pulp Fiction
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
All 3 Pirates of the Carribean movies
We Were Soldiers
The Patriot

I could go on and on in both lists, but there's a nice eclectic mixture for each category

Amanda Leigh said...

Awesome authors, books and movies continue to be listed! Loving the new authors I'm adding to my list!

Rocky Horror Picture Show!! I always forget that one, and I'm not sure why, since I have it. :)

SusanKMann said...

Fantastic post, I now have a new favourite shop online. Great interview. x

Michikit said...

"Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"
"Vampire Diaries"
"House of Night"
"The alchemist" (Michael Scott)
Harry Potter
Tomb Raider
Planet 51 :D

I'm sure that there are much more..
Ps: Shinny pendant!!! @_@

Amanda Leigh said...

@SusanKMann- I <3 her shop! Glad you liked it!

@Michikit- Nice choices! *opens bag and looks in* Yep, shiny pendant! *closes bag- evil grin* LOL

EVA SB said...

If I love the book I tend to feel dissatisfied with the film.
I do love BBC adaptations of the classics, though, my favourite being Pride and Prejudice.

I read across genre but some favourites are The Time Trveller's Wife, The Eyre Affair, Harry Potter, The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie and Literary Society.

Last year my favourite film was a childhood favourite - Star Trek.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

My favorite book series is the Artifacts of Power by Maggie Fury and my favorite movie is Lost Boys of course!

Kristen said...

Favorite movies:
The Boondock Saints
Star Wars original trilogy

Favorite Books:
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Anything by Kim Harrison, Francesca Lia Block, or Charles DeLint

Amanda Leigh said...

@EVA SB- I just have to completely separate the film from book in my mind knowing that the movie can't compare to the book. Oh, I loved Star Trek!

@Sweet Vernal Zephyr- Hmm, I don't know that series. Yay another series for me to look into!

@Kristen- The Boondock Saints is one of my favs too!

Candace said...

Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey, Avatar is one of my new favorite movies.

debbie said...

favorite books,
the stand, the road, the world according to garp
favorite movies,
memento,gattica,o brother where art thou,ghostdog

YA Vampire Books said...

Vampire Academy series - Richelle Mead
She's so money - Cherry Cheva
Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
Top ten uses for an unworn prom dress - Tina Ferraro

Fired Up
Bring it on movies
Step up
Harry Potter movies
Pirates of The Caribbean Movies

Kelly said...


The Time Traveler's Wife, Sookie Stackhouse series, Women of the Otherworld series.


Pan's Labyrinth, Man On Fire, Serenity.