Month: March 2012

Mar 31
{Excerpt+G!veaway} Deceived by Stephanie Nelson

{Excerpt+G!veaway} Deceived by Stephanie Nelson

Deceived Book 2 Gwen Sparks Series By Stephanie Nelson Blurb:    The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon.  A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want.  Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.  Smashwords And now I have an excerpt from Deceived: Once our skin made contact, the air grew thicker around us. I could feel the weight of it pushing against the entirety of my body. I watched as it took on a gray tint, molding against Dorian and me. My fingers clutched his hand tight as my eyes strained… Read more »

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Mar 30
#Bloggiesta starting line!

#Bloggiesta starting line!

Today marks the start of Bloggiesta! I’m so excited because I have so much stuff that needs to get done around the blog. So here is my updated to- do list. I know I won’t get all of it done, but I am going to try my best to make a good dent in it. – comment on other blogs! (I have been trying to do this more. I was good for about a week and then life stuff got in the way, and commenting went out the window ) – write old reviews. ( I think I have about 7-10 books that are read and just sitting around waiting to be reviewed. Not. ok. ) – get all outstanding giveaways wrapped up. (sadly with the craziness of life, I have not been on top of all of my giveaways. I love offering them for you guys but they are a lot of work and I have some books that need to be sent out from weeks ago (sorry winners!)… Read more »

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Mar 30
{Review+G!veaway} Clockwise by Elle Strauss

{Review+G!veaway} Clockwise by Elle Strauss

Clockwise by Elle Stauss Pages: 290 Publication Date: November 21st 2011 by ESB Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Clockwise #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward. Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness? When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and… Read more »

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Mar 29
{Review+G!veaway} Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt

{Review+G!veaway} Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt

Forgiving Trinity by Liz Reinhardt Kindle Edition about 300 pages Published (first published December 23rd 2011) age group: YA Source: Blog tour Challenges: ebook, ya, contemporary, 150+ Buy this Book:Amazon  Summary:  At seventeen, Trinity McCabe has already made enough mistakes to fill a lifetime. Especially the one where she got high, drove a car, and almost killed a dog. And then let her friend Aidan take the blame. She’s clean now and desperate to fix the messes she’s made, but first she’s going to have to get out of her pajamas. As Trinity struggles to stop sleepwalking through life, she faces the painful, tingling sensation of waking up. It’s sometimes embarrassing (she really didn’t want to have lunch with Aidan’s mom), sometimes terrifying (group therapy is beyond intimidating), and sometimes, amazingly enough, pretty romantic (who’d have though Aidan would be such a great kisser?) Trin is lucky, though—luckier than she deserves, she’s sure—and she doesn’t travel this road alone. Her family, her therapist, and her new friends are all pulling for… Read more »

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Mar 29
{Cover Reveal} Defy by Raine Thomas

{Cover Reveal} Defy by Raine Thomas

Defy (Firstborn #1) by Raine Thomas Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death. Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life. Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his. As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate. Add it on Goodreads Think this series sounds… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review+G!veaway} Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata

{Review+G!veaway} Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata

Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata Paperback, 276 pages Published January 21st 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Blog TourSeries: Entwined Souls #1 Challenges: ebook, 150+, YA challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary: ~ Eyes are the window to the soul, in a time when souls are ancient. ~After an accident, one she shouldn’t have walked away from, Lexi’s life finally begins. She meets Dez, a new student with the most beautiful eyes she’s ever seen. And since gazing into them, Lexi has had vivid waking dreams that pull her back through time, and into the warm embrace of a mysterious stranger—a stranger who becomes all too familiar. When offering an explanation for her detailed visions, Dez changes her world forever with two simple words: Soul mates.For the first time in her life, Lexi feels safe and complete. But lingering in the shadows is the embodiment of evil, coveting the light within her. He’s a threat to Lexi’s very existence, and to a love that has transcended time. This is the second reincarnation book that… Read more »

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Mar 27
{Review+G!veaway} Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

{Review+G!veaway} Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl Paperback, 248 pages Published February 27th 2012 by Melissa Pearl Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Time Spirit Trilogy #1 Challenges: ebook, 150+, YA, YA/MG fantasy, ABC Summary:  Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected. Gemma’s parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be “used and abused”, as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew… Harrison Granger. Harrison never expected to… Read more »

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Mar 26
{Cover Reveal} Water by Shauna Granger

{Cover Reveal} Water by Shauna Granger

Water (Elemental Series #3) by Shauna Granger YA Urban Fantasy Expected publication: June 19th 2012 Book Description: Shayna’s first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.Compelled to answer the sirens’ call, the boys of Shayna’s town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature. Where to find the author: Shauna Granger’s Blog Facebook: Shauna Granger Twitter: @dyingechoes Water on Goodreads Other books in… Read more »

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Mar 25
{Excerpt} Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight

{Excerpt} Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight

Rise From Darkness Book One: Battle of the Souls Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press Young Adult Paranormal  Summary: Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term “tormented teen”. He’s a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby’s life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires. As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the demon world, or save the man she loves from both? The first two choices damn her, but the last one could destroy them all.  Here is an exciting excerpt from the book. Be sure to come back for… Read more »

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Mar 24
Kindles for Kids

Kindles for Kids

What exactly is Kindles for Kids? Kindles for Kids is my way of paying it forward. My goal is to raise enough funds to purchase 10 Kindle Fires for the pediatric unit of a local hospital in UT. How does Kindles for Kids work? From March 12th-31st of 2012, I will be donating the *royalties I make on THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA: CATSPELL–both in paper and e-book form–toward the purchase of the Kindle Fires. Royalties are paid a month to two months after the fact. Factoring in that as well as putting in the order, receiving them, and getting them ready, I will be delivering the Kindle Fires to the hospital in June of 2012. How can you participate? If you are an author (published) or a writer (unpublished), this link will explain it more. A more detailed link can be found here. In short, I’m hosting an open call for donating **books you have the rights to for the hospital. One book per Kindle Fire. You can also participate… Read more »

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