• {Giveaway} Beach Reads Hop!

  • {Review+Giveaway} Normal is the Watchword by Jasmine Tru

  • {Interview+Giveaway} Aizai the Forgotten by Mary-Jean Harris

  • {Review+Giveaway} #HomeroomDiaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou

  • {Review+Giveaway} On the Floor by Jennifer LaCross @author_JLaCross

  • {Review+Giveaway} Everything’s Fine by Janci Patterson @jancipatterson

Aug 01
{Review} Death’s Academy by Michael Bast @michaelbast

{Review} Death’s Academy by Michael Bast @michaelbast

Death’s Academy by Michael Bast Pages: 249 Published on: January 14, 2014 by CEDAR FORT Incorporated Genres: Adolescence, Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical, Fantasy & Magic, Humor, Middle Grade Source: Paperback from Author The Death’s Academy entrance exam for Midnight Smith is quickly approaching. There’s just one problem: Midnight is the worst exam taker the academy has ever seen. If Midnight wants to ever step foot inside the school, he’ll have to join forces with the hated Guardian Angels, and together face the deadliest creatures in the world—the dreaded Unicorns. Becoming a Grim Reaper has never been more hilarious! Death’s Academy is a middle grade book that is just so much fun. I don’t read many middle grade books for my blog, but every once in a while one comes my way that I just can’t let slip by me. And Death’s Academy looked like some magical fun. And it was all that and more. Death’s Academy is a school for “hoodies” aka reapers and “halos” aka angels. Midnight or Night… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Giveaway} Beach Reads Hop!

{Giveaway} Beach Reads Hop!

Click on the banner for the giveaway host page. Hosted by Stuck in Books.  As the title suggests, for this hop I am going to share some awesome books that I think would make a great beach read. Before we get to what you can win I want to tell you what I think makes up an awesome beach read. I normally lean to lighter, yummy romances for beach reads, but every once in a while I catch myself leaning toward some drama filled romance or darker read that I just couldn’t put down. So most of the prizes will be contemporary romance books, but there will be a few other genres thrown in. Something for everyone. All great beach reads The winner can choose any of the books listed and I will send them an ebook from amazon (or a US winner has the option of a couple of paperbacks at the bottom of the post)  Ebook choices: Paperback options (US winner only) Fill out the rafflecopter to enter… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Review+Giveaway} Normal is the Watchword by Jasmine Tru

{Review+Giveaway} Normal is the Watchword by Jasmine Tru

Normal is the Watchword by Jasmine Tru Pages: 247 Published on: June 10, 2014 by Smashwords Genres: Love & Romance, Occult & Supernatural, Thriller, Young Adult Series: The Watchword Series #1 Source: ecopy from Author Juniper has been on the edge of social circles all her life, skirting the line between being a normal teenage girl and all an all-too-aware young adult. Always armed with a camera, Juni expresses herself through her photos, with her current favorite subjects being Carrie, her best friend, and Darius, a mysteriously charming boy on the soccer team. When she accidentally stumbles across something that wasn’t meant to be photographed, her once somewhat normal life is suddenly ripped from her. Now, fitting in with the crowd is a matter of survival. And when Carrie goes missing, Juni turns to Darius for help. But as they grow closer, a bigger mystery starts to unfold – one involving conspiracy, the paranormal, and an impending war for the souls of everyone she loves. Normal is the Watchword is… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Interview+Giveaway} Aizai the Forgotten by Mary-Jean Harris

{Interview+Giveaway} Aizai the Forgotten by Mary-Jean Harris

Aizai the Forgotten by Mary-Jean Harris Pages: 295 Published on: 20 June 2014 by Muse it Up Publishing Genres: Coming of Age, Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Time Travel, Young Adult Series: The Soul Wanderers #1 With an otherworldly horse borrowed from an astrologer, and armed with a strange magical device, seventeen-year-old Wolfdon Pellegrin sets off through seventeenth-century France and Spain to fulfill his dream of finding the forgotten realm of Aizai. One obscure book, by the philosopher Paulo de la Costa Santamiguero, has given him a lead to start his journey—go to the northern coast of Spain, where a portal to Aizai supposedly exists. Though death and danger loom ever near, nothing can dim the longing for Aizai kindling within Wolfdon’s heart. Yet even as he strives to discover the mysterious realm’s secrets and fate, a frightening truth becomes clear—one that may cost Wolfdon everything, including the future. Today I have Mary- Jean here for an interview about her book, Aizai the Forgotten and then a giveaway of an ecopy… Read more »

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Jul 31
{Giveaway+Series Recap} Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

{Giveaway+Series Recap} Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

  IFB is hosting the promo tour for the third and final book in Susan Dennard’s steampunk, zombie trilogy. Continue below for a sample and a cool giveaway.   Series: Something Strange & Deadly #3 Release date: July 22nd 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Purchase: Amazon | B&N   Synopsis via Goodreads: In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus…all before it’s too late.   He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.   With the rising dead chomping… Read more »

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Jul 30
{Review} The Hazards of Sex on the Beach by @AlyssaRoseIvy

{Review} The Hazards of Sex on the Beach by @AlyssaRoseIvy

The Hazards of Sex on the Beach by Alyssa Rose Ivy Pages: 225 Published on: July 21, 2014 by Createspace Independent Pub Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult Series: Hazards #3 Source: ecopy from Author One broken heart, one drink too many, one steamy night in the sand…No one warns you about the dangers of drinking with a broken heart. At least no one warned me. I never imagined I’d fall for a musician, especially not one like Chase, but then again I never expected to have my heart broken into a million pieces by the frat guy I thought was the love of my life. Sometimes it’s the rash decisions, like hooking up in the sand, that lead you to the best places—the kinds of places where it’s possible to let yourself fall in love again *New Adult Romance* Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. I have said it before,… Read more »

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Jul 29
{Review} Phantom’s Dance by Lesa Howard @LesaBoutin

{Review} Phantom’s Dance by Lesa Howard @LesaBoutin

Phantom’s Dance by Lesa Howard Pages: 342 Published on: March 1, 2014 by Createspace Independent Pub Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, retelling, Suspense, Young Adult Source: ecopy from Author Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy’s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she’s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she’s willing to do to cope with it.Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world’s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik’s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he’s lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine.Drawn in by Erik’s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik’s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer… Read more »

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Jul 29
{Bookish News} Alloy Entertainment launches today with 3 new book releases!

{Bookish News} Alloy Entertainment launches today with 3 new book releases!

Alloy Entertainment Launches New Digital-First Imprint with Amazon Publishing First three books release today Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach.   Today also marks the publication date for the imprint’s first three titles:                                                                Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand, which follows Ven, the clone of a wealthy, 18-year-old named Raven. Imitations like Ven only leave the lab when their Authentics need them—to replace the dead, be an organ donor, or in Ven’s case, serve as bait when Raven’s life is threatened. It is Ven’s job to draw… Read more »

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Jul 28
{Review+Giveaway} #HomeroomDiaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou

{Review+Giveaway} #HomeroomDiaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou Pages: 272 Published on: July 21, 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Genres: contemporary, Depression & Mental Illness, Friendship, Humorous Stories, Social Issues, Young Adult Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher In James Patterson’s first highly illustrated “diary fiction” story for teens, the mega-bestselling author’s most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while. Margaret “Cuckoo” Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she’s turning over a new leaf with her “Happiness Project”. She’s determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters. Cuckoo’s also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call… Read more »

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