Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cover Reveal: Full Steam Ahead by Valerie Chase + Giveaway!

Full Steam Ahead by Valerie Chase
Publication date: January 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Synopsis:

Seven days aboard a luxury cruise.
The perfect getaway from it all.
At least, that’s what Georgia Cantwell is hoping for.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Blood Crave Series by Christina Channelle (Review book #1 + Top 10)

Welcome to my stop on the Blood Crave series blog tour hosted by Girls Heart Books Tours.

My stop will include my thoughts on book #1 of Blood Crave series! Plus, Top 10 list of random facts about the author! All posted below! I would like to give thanks to the author and Girls Heart Books Tours for providing a copy for me to read and review! Awesome peeps! Stay lovely, you guys!

Dahlia will be on sale for 99 cents for the month of December! There's also a giveaway for you all lovely readers! YAY! Merry Christmas!!!


Dahlia (Blood Crave Book # 1) by Christina Channelle
Publication Date: December 21,2012
Genre: YA Paranormal

Blurb:

What would you do if your dreams were more than just dreams?

When you knew in the depths of your soul that you were unlike the rest?

For seventeen-year-old Dahlia Winters, this is her truth. Her coping mechanism is to simply forget and deny the strangeness that is her life. Orphaned, her past remains a mystery. Now residing with a foster family, she finally feels normal--or attempts to. Yet, dreams continue to torment her. Not only consumed by visions of miraculously healing wounds, but of a lust for something she should never naturally crave.

Release Day Blitz: The D.I.R.E. Agency Series by Joni Hahn

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• Second generation Former Navy SEAL

• DIRE’s top agent

Enhancements:

• Teleportation

• Invisibility

Raised in the art of warfare, Former Navy SEAL, Tristan Jacobs, has always been a force to reckon with. Now that D.I.R.E. has successfully implemented his scientific enhancements, he’s a walking weapon. Unstoppable, as long as he stays focused. No relationships.



When ex-BUD/S teammate, Aidan Monroe, interrupts his long-awaited sabbatical to call in a favor, Tristan reluctantly fills the simple request: take out his sister’s fiancé.

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Guild Series novella: Corruption of the Soul

It's a story that's been told since the dawn of time.

Boy meets girl.

They fall madly in love, for happiness is written in the stars.

Their one true fate is to have happily ever after at their fingertips.

But what if it's not?

What if every chance encounter is really a carefully orchestrated meeting pushing you toward a greater purpose? A purpose that you've spent your entire existence fighting against?

Boy meets girl.

They fall madly in love.

But they'll never come close to happily ever after, for pain and devastation is what is truly written as their destiny.

All he wants is to feel power and all she wants is to feel complete.

Together, Aedan and Evangeline create a love big enough to bring about the destruction of Humanity, as well as themselves.

Author: J.L. Vallance (WebsiteFacebookTwitter)
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

**The ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I was given the privilege to have read and review an early copy of one of the most anticipated novella for me! I want give all my thank yous to the author! Thank you, J! It's been such an overwhelming feeling to have received this ebook copy from you! I'm so grateful! Thank you once again!

Illustrated Map Reveal: Immagica by K.A. Last (Excerpt + Giveaway!)




Immagica by K. A. Last
Genre: YA Fantasy/Adventure
Publication: January 31st 2014
Map Illustration: Lawrence Mann LawrenceMann.co.uk

Synopsis:

Immagica
Where anything is possible.
Enter at your own risk.

The night before her fifteenth birthday, Rosaline Clayton uncovers a deep family secret. She receives an amulet from her deranged father, and he tells her she must find the book in order to save him. Rosaline is used to her dad not making any sense, so she dismisses their conversation as another of his crazy rants.

Release Day Blitz: Moon's Flower by Marie Hall

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Moon's Flower (Kingdom Series, Book 6)

By Marie Hall
Once upon a time, long, long ago a flower fairy looked up to the sky and dared to fall in love with the Man in the Moon…

Pendomus


Humanity has colonized on the tidally locked planet Pendomus.

Residing between extreme heat and frigid cold is the complex known as the Helix. Within lies a highly sophisticated society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose as determined by their natural aptitudes and daily brain scans.

Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem has found her calling studying the ancient trees nearby and anxiously awaits a professional placement which will allow her to continue her work.

Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in those woods. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived without the Helix. Fueled by a yearning to understand and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa tries to make a new life for herself. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet, and the forces controlling her from afar.

What she needs are some answers.

Author: Carissa Andrews (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Buy online: Amazon

**The ARC ebook was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 2 of 5 stars

Pendomus has a complex plot for me. Starting with the setting. I couldn't relate with it, as I've never had a vision of a new planet or in this case Helix. Although, I have to say it was nice to have had a great practice expanding my imaginations in creating new worlds like Helix. My mind kept wondering elsewhere, completely occupied with other thoughts instead of the book. I wasn't captivated in some parts of the book.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Cover Reveal: Love, Lies, and Deception by L.P. Dover


Love, Lies, and Deception by L.P. Dover
Publication date: August 15th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:

What do you do when the one person you thought you knew turns out to be the one you knew the least?

Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree, and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought – was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a deadly turn.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Cover Reveal: Finding My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin


Release date: 12/30/13
Pre-order begins: 12/16/13 – Amazon only

Synopsis:

Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Blog Tour: The Masters Book by Philip Coleman (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the The Master's Book blog tour hosted by Candace's Book Blog & CBB Book Promotions.


About The Master’s Book:

Sean moves to Brussels to a house that is a crime scene...

In 1482 Mary, the last Duchess of Burgundy, lies on her deathbed in a castle in Flanders. She is only 25. In her final moments she makes a wish that, 500 years later, will threaten the lives of a boy and a girl living in Brussels.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Book Blitz: Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

You all are going to have tons of fun checking out Stir Me Up blitz! Julian will definitely make you hungry for more!! There's an excerpt included in the post below and I hope you don't miss that one out! It's a delicious treat I tell you!

There's also a fun giveaway everyone can participate! Don't hesitate to enter and win awesome prizes! Just thought I would share this too - my ARC review for Stir Me Up before its release on Oct 1st: CLICK HERE




Stir Me Up
by Sabrina Elkins
Release Date: 10/01/13
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She'll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father's French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami's family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Cover Reveal: Shine by Dannika Dark


Shine (Mageri Series, Bk #5)
By Dannika Dark

Blurb: 
In the short span of a year, Silver has gone from becoming a Mage to discovering the truth about her unique genetics. Logan Cross went from her mortal enemy to her immortal lover, but a threat is fast approaching like an inevitable storm. Attacks are underway against the Mageri and one man is behind it—an elusive foe who is an unstoppable force. Nero is not Silver’s only concern as someone close to her is arrested for treason. In the midst of chaos, Silver discovers she cannot protect everyone from the wrath of fate, including her own Ghuardian.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Release Day Blitz: Santa's Wayward Elf by Paige Tyler (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

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Being one of Santa’s elves isn’t all sugar plums and candy canes.

At least not for Sosie. Taller than the other elves, she’s always had a problem fitting in at the North Pole, so when the transport sled she’s on breaks down in New York City on Christmas Eve, she can’t resist slipping away to explore the world of the “big people.” While she’s having fun, the transport sled takes off, leaving the naïve elf stranded.

Book Blitz: Counting Shadows by Olivia Rivers (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

Make sure you check out the excerpt for Counting Shadows below! You may as well add the book to your to-be-read list on Goodreads, because there's an international giveaway that I'm hosting on the blog! I'll be choosing the winner! Don't hesitate now. Just participate! Everyone is welcome! YAY!


Counting Shadows by Olivia Rivers
(Duplicity #1)
Publication date: June 30th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Two hearts, one kiss…
…Nothing left.

Faye’s soul-mate is everything she should hate—an Angel, an outcast, an enemy. Ashe is just one more imperfection in her life that somehow makes everything… perfect.

Until he’s murdered.

With the only person she loves ripped away, Faye sets out to avenge Ashe’s death. The task seems impossible, until she finds Lor—an Angel who looks nearly identical to Ashe’s killer. Arrogant and hot-headed, Lor is everything Ashe wasn’t. But Lor is connected to her soul-mate’s past, and Faye needs him to find the killer—even if Lor is potentially deadly.

Book Highlight: Shelf Life by Stephanie Lawton (Teaser + Giveaway!)

Title: Shelf Life
Author: Stephanie Lawton

Genre: Contemporary New Adult

Publication date: December 3, 2013



*Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+*



It’s impossible to focus on college biology when your family believes doomsday is imminent and the government is out to get you.



All Pete Wilson’s ever wanted is to become a veterinarian, but those dreams are going up in flames. Commuting to an urban college and helping his parents with their apocalyptic prepper crap is more than he can handle.

The Summer I Became a Nerd

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

Author: Leah Rae Miller (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBookstore

**The ebook was gifted in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to Entangled Teen I received a copy of The Summer I Became a Nerd! I know this book has got me wanting more, right after I read the mesmerizing excerpt over at Entangled Publishing's website, you can check out here: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/the-summer-i-became-a-nerd/ I can assure you after reading the excerpt, you can't wait till you get The Summer I Became a Nerd in your hands!

Monday, December 02, 2013

The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy #1: Wander Dust by Michelle Warren

Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish. Unexplainable premonitions catapult her to faraway cities. A street gang wants to kill her, and a beautiful, mysterious boy stalks her.

But when Sera moves to Chicago, and her aunt reveals their family connection to a centuries old, secret society, she’s immediately thrust into an unbelievable fantasy world, leading her on a quest to unravel the mysteries that plague her. In the end, their meanings crash into an epic struggle of loyalty and betrayal, and she’ll be forced to choose between the boy who has stolen her heart and the thing she desires most.

Wander Dust is the breathtaking fantasy that will catapult you through a story of time, adventure, and love.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11250674-wander-dust

Wander Dust (Seraphina Parrish Trilogy # 1) by Michelle Warren
Publication Date: November 30, 2013
Publisher: Kristine Michelle Preast
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Time Travel/Romance

**Copy provided from the Tour**

I did not enjoy the protagonist that much. In my opinion, Seraphina takes things for granted, selfish and cares for her own satisfaction. She's not a significant character for me either. Whenever she's in her train of thoughts, I imagined myself skipping to read them. Hopefully, I didn't. Still I couldn't ignore the fact that that it was mind-numbing. Finally, I saw myself nodding slightly to how her character development has benefitted my opinions towards her. She accepted making mistakes that she misjudged people easily especially those she doesn't like. I like her when she's quite rebellious herself because I see her determination to what she wanted to achieve.

Release Day Blitz: Once In A Lifetime

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Love fairy tales... with a twist?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Tracey Martin's ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART Scavenger Hunt (ARC Review & Giveaways!)

Happy book birthday to Tracey Martin’s debut YA novel, ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART! *throws confetti*

There will be tons of fun as we celebrate the release day, because I would be able to share my thoughts about the book + Scavenger Hunt + Awesome prizes/giveaways you don't want to miss!

I'm so happy and really thrilled! I'm thankful too for the opportunity to have been able to participate to review and host ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF MY HEART on the blog! WOO HOO!

 Christmas is just around the corner! Let's make the first day of December, a merry, merry!! Details are all covered below for the Scavenger Hunt! Don't forget that one song you need to complete the playlist *winks*

Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin
December 1st 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Purchase it on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Harlequin

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18336825-another-little-piece-of-my-heart

Summary from Amazon:

What if your devastating break-up became this summer's hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart.

At her dying mother's request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she's ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared's big break. While Jared is catapulted into rock-star status, another piece of Claire's heart crumbles every time his song plays on the radio.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book Highlight: My Date from Hell by Tellulah Darling (Excerpt + Giveaway!)




Title: My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Genre: Young Adult

Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy, #2


Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Out of the Ashes by Diana Gardin

Out of the Ashes by Diana Gardin
(The Ashes Series #1)
Publication date: December 12th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Out of the frying pan and into the fire…

Paige Hill is discovering who she is again after losing everything she loves in a tragic fire. She’s endured a long road to recovery with the help of her best fiend Gillian and is finally beginning her life again: college, a job, and a blossoming love she never even saw coming.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: Draw Me In by Megan Squires



Draw Me In by Megan Squires
Publication date: December 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

He’s a young, up and coming businessman with the keys to his family’s Italian wine enterprise.

I’m a fine arts student, navigating life in the Big Apple, my pencil and sketchpad in hand.

We meet. We fall in love.

But it’s not that story.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Reviews Only Tour: The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy by Michelle Warren + Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Seraphina Parrish trilogy reviews only tour hosted by Girls Heart Books Tours.

I want to give my thanks to the author and Girls Heart Books Tours for the privilege to review the wonderful books! Thank you!

I'm really excited for this tour! I'll be sharing my thoughts on all the books in the Seraphina Parrish trilogy. Although, the review for Wander Dust will not be included in, it'll be up on the blog soon after the tour.

Glad you all could check it out! Please don't hesitate to participate in the giveaway! There are tons of awesome, extravagant prizes for you to win!

Wander Dust (Seraphina Parrish Trilogy # 1) by Michelle Warren
Publication Date: November 30, 2013
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Time Travel/Romance

Blurb

Ever since her sixteenth birthday, strange things keep happening to Seraphina Parrish. Unexplainable premonitions catapult her to faraway cities. A street gang wants to kill her, and a beautiful, mysterious boy stalks her.

#BlueLines Author Toni Aleo answers readers questions + Giveaway!



Author Toni Aleo takes the time to answer your -- the readers, questions!

Starting today, every Friday, until the release of Blue Lines, Toni Aleo will be taking and answering your questions via Youtube. She also giving away 5 SIGNED PAPERBACK COPIES!


And now over to Toni...












Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.



The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book Highlight: Lost and Found by Lorhainne Eckhart + Giveaway!

Title: Lost and Found

Author: Lorhainne Eckhart

Genre: Romantic Suspense



A hit and run, a deserted country road—a parent's worst nightmare.



On a warm fall morning in Gardiner, Washington, Richard and Maggie celebrate happy couple Sam and Marcie's return. What happens next changes their lives forever: After a hit and run on a deserted country road, Richard and Maggie suffer a parent's worst nightmare.

Cover Reveal: Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart




Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart
(The Diatous Wars #1)
Publication date: February 28th, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction

Synopsis:

When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become?

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War has come to Atalanta, infecting its quiet villages and lush woodlands, igniting whispered worries in its glittering capitol.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Fire Walker by Nicole R. Taylor

The Fire Walker by Nicole R. Taylor
(Devil’s Tattoo #2)
Publication date: December 16th 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

Dylan “Dee” Cosgrove is one fourth of Australian band, The Devil’s Tattoo. Loveable, cocky as hell, but one thing is missing. He’s never been in love. He doesn’t want meaningless, he wants meaningful and all he keeps hearing is I’m sorry… Forever the good guy finishing last.

Review Updates

Until You're Mine by Cindi Madsen