Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: ORIGIN by JENNIFER L ARMENTROUT (eek I'm so excited !!!)


Title: ORIGIN (LUX#4)
Author: JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
Release Date: AUGUST 27th
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Book Description: 
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.  


But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?



About the Author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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* Note from Brenna: I Love this cover! Eek! I can't wait to read this one. I love the lux series..if you haven't read it yet, you need to ASAP. :) Tell me what you think of the cover down in my comments below. Thanks for stopping by*



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Review- BLESSED FATE by H.B. HEINZER

Title: Blessed Fate
Author: H.B. Heinzer
Published Date: June 11th
Tour Organized by:  Ink Sling

Where to buy:



Book Description:

Colton Bradford never believed in love at first sight. And then, Rain Maxwell walked through his buddy's front door. He knew there was something special underneath the shy, guarded exterior and was determined to find out what it was. 

The problem? Rain had devised her own set of life rules and “Never get involved with a band mate” was right near the top of that list. She allowed Colton into her heart as one of her closest friends, but pushed him away at the mention of anything more. 

When tragedy strikes Rain's personal life, Colton is determined to be there for her in whatever way she'll allow. Will she finally open up to him and consider taking things to the next level? Will Colton's ways of trying to bury his feelings for Rain in the past ruin the possibility of a future for them?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Author's Interview- STRONG ENOUGH by ELLEN HARGER


STRONG ENOUGH 
Publication date: February 25th, 2013
Publisher: Ellen Harger
Author: Ellen Harger 

Book Description:
Starting over is hard. 

And sometimes, you have to burn a few bridges to do it.

Whitney Brown is average--average intelligence, average height, average weight--but she wants to be someone new. To kick-start her rebirth, she wears formal mourning, a black veil and vintage dress, to a wedding in her hometown, Woods Cross, a community that treasures family values. Is it an attack on marriage or has she just gone bonkers?

Emboldened but lacking a plan, she forces her foot in the door of a radio station in Sundown. A small metropolis of nearly 150,000, Sundown is a notch of urban flair along the Midwest's Bible Belt.

Getting in proves to be the easy part and the anonymity of being a DJ suits her well. But off air (and in person), Whitney must stand up to Sadi, an angry feminist and the bane of her college years while an old friendship with her former roommate, Leah, devolves around a guy. 

It's 2002 and the Midwest radio scene is changing. Just as Whitney hits her groove, the radio station undergoes its own identity crisis. But what rocks Whitney to her core is the moment the condom breaks. Her abstinence only background leaves her embarrassed and facing a difficult choice.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feature and Follow #12- What's your preferred reading format?

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Blog Tour+ Giveaway: MOTOCROSS ME by CHEYANNE YOUNG

Title: Motocross Me

Author: Cheyanne Young

Published Date: June 26th 2013

Where to buy:

Amazon


Book description:
When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.
Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.
When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Review- ROURK by JULIA CRANE


Title: Rourk

Author: Julia Crane

Release Date: June 2013



Where to buy:

Amazon | KOBO | B&N


Book Description:

Rourk Kavanagh is an elite elfin warrior, and a member of a human Special Forces team. During a routine mission in Afghanistan, he crosses paths with a dark supernatural creature—a d'jinn.
His world gets turned upside down when the unthinkable happens: Keegan, his one true love, is kidnapped by an evil d'jinn. The d'jinn is seeking revenge for the death of his brother at Rourk's hands.
Fueled by fear over the potential loss of his wife, Rourk has only one thought—embrace the rage.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Epiphany by Christina Jean Michaels

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Blog Tour +Giveaway: Review- PARIS LOVE MATCH by NIGEL BLACKWELL


Title: Paris Love Match
Author: Nigel Blackwell
Publisher: Bandit Publishing
Release date: May 2, 2013
Genre: Romance humorous
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Where to buy:



Book Description:
Getting a taxi in Paris can be hell.

Piers Chapman expected a boring business trip to Paris. 
What he didn't expect was to fight over a cab with a beautiful girl.

After a bad meeting, Sidney Roux just wanted to hail a cab, go home, and have a glass of wine.
She didn't expect to fight over a cab with some pompous British tourist.

Neither of them expected another man to jump in their cab.
Or to be involved in a gun fight.
Or a car chase through the streets of Paris.
Or for the man to die.

But they're thrust together when the mob demands they return what the dead man stole.

Will Piers and Sidney work together?
Will they find what he had stolen?
Will they stay alive?

And will they do the last thing they expected?
Will they fall in love?



About the Author

Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious. As a teenager he toured Europe and loved seeing the wonders of the world and the people in it. Since then he has been fortunate enough to travel across Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Japan, and hasn't been anywhere that doesn't have the potential for a story.
He now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to the coyotes howl at night.

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(*I received ecopy for review. I'm not a paid reviewer and these thoughts are my own.*)

So...Paris Love Match...I loved it! It was exciting,thrilling, very funny, with a few romantic scenes thrown in the mix. In this tour we are asked not to give any spoilers which is going to be a tough one for me because I love to spill all I can when I love a book. I will try my best to not spoil anything in this book for you as I go through my review. :)

Paris Love Match takes us through a story about a guy 'Piers' ( yes like the one's on the beach. I actually think this is a really cute name! ) who was visiting Paris for work. He meet a girl 'Sidney' who is just trying to make a living in the fashion world. She was having a hard day and didn't expect to have to fight for a cab home. She enters a cab Piers is already in..you feel two is a crowd when one is clearly having a bad day well think again. In the same cab as Sidney is telling Piers to get out, a third person jumps in. That's when things change and get a little crazy for Piers and Sidney. A snow ball affect of bad things pile up.

Through out the story we meet characters who are bad and down right mean, Then we meet others who are on the bad team but are so funny you can't help but like them just a little :P I really enjoyed this story. It was like a funny version of a James Bond movie, which I found very refreshing. I loved the character and the humor. I'm not one for a lot of James Bond type action in book but Nigel did a wonderful job explaining everything and not having it to excessive. I want to say Thank you to Nigel for such an enjoyable read! I couldn't put the book down and I hope to see more to Piers and Sidney's story!

All in all Paris Love Match was amazing! I would recommend it to any fan of New Adult books!









Giveaway:

(2) signed Paperback copies of Paris Love Match – US Only
(3) eBook copies of Paris Love Match - International

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Super Sweet Blogging Award

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I'm so excited!! I was nominated again for another blog award ( this one is different from the last two we received)! These are so fun to participate in!


I  want to throw out a HUGE thank you to Virginia @ Fine Wine Blog for nominating  me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.


As with all of life's pleasantries there are rules to abide by.
1.  I must thank the person who nominated me. (check)
2.  I must answer 5 Super Sweet questions. (check)
 

1.  Cookies or Cake?
        .Cookies ( thin crispy chocolate chip cookies)
2.  Chocolate or Vanilla?
 Chocolate

 3.   Favorite sweet treat?
   I love sweets to much to just have one.      

4.  When do you most crave sweet treats?
when my kids are driving me crazy or I'm super stressed
        
5.  Sweet nickname?
None I can really share (; lol okay get your mind out of the gutter..I mean I really don't have any unless you think 'Babe' is a sweet nickname
         

3. I must include the Super Sweet Blogger Award in my blog post.
4. Nominate baker’s dozen of deserving bloggers. (*I'm cheating and am going to do only 5 blogs :P and Check)
  1. Shane @ Itching for books ( I love her blog tours! such a wonderful host!)
  2. Lovely Ladies @ Fictionator's ( wonderful blog to follow!!)
  3. Bethany @ By The Bookful ( lovely blog. I was so happy the last time she participated in these blog awards I feel she deserves another! Keep up the awesome blogging! )
  4. Brandi @ Blkosiner's Book Blog ( another awesome blog I love to follow! :D)
  5. Amy @ The Reading Realm ( I love visiting her blog! She had a wonderful and profession layout.)
5. Notify my nominees on their blogs. ( check)


I hope everyone I nominate can Participate! :) Thanks again for Virginia for the nomination.





Friday, June 21, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: LOST by NADIA SIMONENKO

Lost (Lost & Found, #1)
Title: Lost
Author: Nadia Simonenko
Released: March 25th 2013
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Sometimes you need someone else to help you find your way.

Maria's life was torn apart when she was fifteen, and for seven years she's kept her terrible secret hidden from the world. Now, in her final semester of college, she still struggles against paralyzing fear just trying to speak up in class, and the terror and helplessness linger on in her nightmares.

Across campus, Owen sees his scars in the mirror every morning while he gets ready for class. They remind him of the broken home he left behind, the father he hates and fears, and the little sister he couldn't protect. Now, in his final semester of college, he's scared that he may have to return to the hell he called home after staying away for almost five years.

When Owen becomes a teaching assistant for one of Maria's classes, they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. As the two learn each other's secrets and grow closer, they realize that although they may be lost, they're not alone anymore.

This new adult contemporary romance is recommended for ages 17+ due to heavy subject matter.

Feature and Follow #11- Favorite Literary Quote

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway : CLICKS by AMY EVANS



Title: CLICKS
Author: AMY EVANS
Publish Date: JUNE 18TH
Where to buy: AMAZON


Book Description:
Clicks – When you just know. 

Born and bred to win, Cami’s family expects her to join a secret society called The Guard, marry one of the two identical twin boys next door, and stay on Pinhold Island for the rest of her life. But she has other plans: work beach patrol, win the Surf Carnival and get a sponsor so that she can leave Pinhold to compete in international surf rescue competitions and see the world.   

Home to epic waves, black sand beaches, and the world-famous Surf Carnival, Pinhold Island is regularly voted the top surf spot in the country. People come from all over the world to ride the waves or just relax in the natural beauty and rejuvenating water.    While visitors are jealous of the few hundred people who get to live there, sixteen year old Cami feels stifled and trapped by her small community and her family's expectations.  Thanks to the intense link she shares with her twin brother Mica, she can't even be alone with her thoughts. As decedents of the ten families who originally settled on Pinhold, Cami and Mica are part of a new generation of extreme surf lifeguards who are expected to earn invitations into The Guard.  


But a seemingly small injury  knocks her out of the first event and turns her summer upside down.  It's suddenly impossible for Cami to resist the magnetic attraction to Blake, one of the twins next door; the one she's never been interested in. Just as the Surf Carnival competition starts to heat up, the best swimmers start to drown. Pulled  to the ocean floor, they're found barely  alive , stuck in unexplainable comas. When Mica goes down too, Cami can no longer wait for those in charge to figure out how to help him.  To save the lives of her brother and their friends, Cami must ignore what she sees and what she's told, and instead must learn to trust the clicks, her instincts, that help her find the truth in heart even when it goes against everything her brain thinks it knows.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: FALLING FOR HADIE by KOMAL KANT

Title: Falling For Hadie 
Author: Komal Kant 
Published: Komal Kant/CreateSpace. 
             316 pages
Where to buy: Amazon

Book Description:
Running away from his old life in New York City, Lincoln Bracks ends up in the small town of Statlen, Iowa. He isn’t interested in making friends or getting to know anyone. He just wants to keep his head down and disappear amongst the crowd. That was the plan anyway, until he meets Hadie Swinton.

Nursing a broken heart and the realization that the boy she’s loved her entire life isn’t Prince Charming, Hadie is set against ever falling for the same type of guy again. But when new boy, Lincoln, arrives in town, she discovers that this is easier said than done. Hadie assumes that Lincoln is a typical arrogant jock—he is good-looking, confident and charming—but when he doesn’t do anything she expects him to, she is intrigued by him against her better judgment.

There is definitely more to Lincoln than just a pretty face, but Lincoln is hiding something that he doesn’t want anybody to discover because when they do, they will never look at him the same again. Falling in love was the last thing Lincoln wanted to do, so how will he convince himself to fall out of it?

Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Transfer: A Divergent Story by Veronica Roth

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Tour+ Giveaway: Review- ANIMATE ME by RUTH CLAMPETT

Title: Animate Me

Author: Ruth Clampett

Publisher: Clampett Studio (self-pub)

Release date: May 12013

Age Group: New Adult/Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Where to buy:


Book Description:
Animate Me is a fun and sexy contemporary romance.

Love struck animator, Nathan, has set his sights on Brooke, the Director of Development at their animation studio.
He has worshipped her from afar for years and even created a comic book heroine named B-Girl in her likeness. When their paths cross he seizes the opportunity to make a good impression. As they grow closer a serious hindrance looms…her dwindling romance with Arnauld, head of the animation studio.
When Arnauld realizes that Nathan is threatening his relationship with Brooke, he goes after him and it sparks an outrageous uprising at the studio. Havoc ensues from antics only a building full of creative cartoon people can create. In the midst of the drama Brooke has to decide whether to follow her heart or risk her impressive career, while Nathan pulls out all the stops to “woo” his girl.
The conclusion has you cheering for our unlikely hero to capture his B-Girl’s heart…while he wins our hearts as well.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: IMMORTALS by EDNAH WALTERS


IMMORTALS by EDNAH WALTERS
 Release Date: August 5th 2013 by Firetrail Publishing
Paperback and ebook covers

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway- Review- IN TOO DEEP by MICHELLE KEMPER BROWNLOW

Title: In Too Deep 

Author:Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Publication date: June 6th 2013

by Sapphire Star Publishing

Genre: New Adult Romance

Where to Buy:




Synopsis:
Long- Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.


Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.



Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep?




Friday, June 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: JENNY'S BLUE VELVET by ANGELA CARLIE


Jenny's Blue Velvet
Author: Angela Carlie
Publication date: August 22nd 2013 
Genre: Adult Romantic Thriller