Month: April 2012

Apr 22
{G!veaway} Silver Knight by Caron Rider

{G!veaway} Silver Knight by Caron Rider

Description: A Struggle Against Evil—Love Through the Ages—A Destiny to Fulfill When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she views her past lives learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat an infestation of demons living within the catacombs of Rome. Warned by their foul smell and armed by her dreams, Diana is a warrior who must battle the Dark in order for the Light to prevail. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him…been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first? Silver Knight takes you on an adventure where demons and heroes from the past blend with history, action, and just… Read more »

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Apr 21
{Book Review} The Hunted by Kristy Berridge

{Book Review} The Hunted by Kristy Berridge

The Hunted by Kristy Berridge Pages: 582  Publication Date: April 30th 2011 by Sid Harta Publishers Age Group: YA Source: Author for Blog Tour Series: The Hunted #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Elena Manory is by no means an ordinary teenage girl. Being born with the ability to heal herself from any injury, and with the knowledge that on her eighteenth birthday she will become a Vampire, Elena is aware that she is more than a little different from other girls her age.It isn’t until she meets William Granville, an alluring and impossibly handsome vampire, that she begins to question her destiny and what secrets the Institute of Magical Intervention and her adopted family have withheld—secrets that could change the fates of not only her own life, but of the lives of all the immortals.As events spiral out of control, William may be the only person Elena can place her… Read more »

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Apr 19
{G!veaway} Blogoversary #3 and Showers of Books!

{G!veaway} Blogoversary #3 and Showers of Books!

I had my third blogoversary giveaway planned for today and it was also the Showers of Books Giveaway hop hosted by I am A Reader, not a Writer and One a Day YA, so I decided to combine the two giveaways.  I am going to make this one quick and easy! Winner will get their choice of one of these awesome books!  Rules:  -fill out the rafflecopter form -must be 13+ -US only – my contest policy applies a Rafflecopter giveaway<a href=”http://rafl.es/enable-js”>You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>. If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Apr 18
{Book Review} Predestined by @AbbiGlines

{Book Review} Predestined by @AbbiGlines

Predestined by Abbi GlinesPublication Date: March 29, 2012Age Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: Existence Trilogy #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, sensational seconds challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder.The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams… uninvited.Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made… Read more »

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Apr 16
{Review+G!veaway} Darkhouse by Karina Halle

{Review+G!veaway} Darkhouse by Karina Halle

Darkhouse by karina HallePages: 326Publication Date: May 1st 2011 by Metal Blonde BooksAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Experiment in Terror #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon I Kindle (FREE) Summary(from Goodreads): Enter the world of the highly-acclaimed Experiment in Terror Series by visiting…the Darkhouse:There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the… Read more »

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Apr 15
Blogoversary G!veaway #2- Stats and Epic Swag Pack!

Blogoversary G!veaway #2- Stats and Epic Swag Pack!

So one of the things that surprised me most from the amazing people that have been filling out my survey (which can be found on the nook giveaway post) is that people would like to see more swag giveaways. So as and you shall receive! I have accumulated some truly awesome swag over the year and today one of you are going to get all sorts of signed goodies! But because I love anything alliteration, I have some stats to go with your swag 🙂 As of today I have: 391 posts142 reviews1,681 GFC followers1,783 feedburner subscriptions1,343 twitter followers14,165 unique visitors since (Nov. 2011- I wish I set this up sooner so it would be more accurate)97, 891 page views! (I can’t believe how close to 6 digits I am!) This is so amazing for me. I love blogging and I would continue to blog even if it was only me reading my posts, but to get feedback and support from all of you lovely readers, bloggers and authors means… Read more »

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Apr 15
{Book Review} Dark Heirloom by J.D. Brown

{Book Review} Dark Heirloom by J.D. Brown

Dark Heirloom by J.D. Brown Pages: 256 Publication Date: March 2012 by Muse It Up Publishing Age Group: Adult/ Urban Fantasy Source: Blog Tour Series: Ema Marx #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): You’re a vampire” is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she’s able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn’t understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It’s their fault she turned into one of them…right?Jalmari’s hatred for his old-man intensifies when he’s ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run; there’s no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to… Read more »

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Apr 14
{Interview} The Hunted by Kristy Berridge

{Interview} The Hunted by Kristy Berridge

Thank you so much for being here today Kristy! Be sure to come back next saturday for my review of The Hunted. 1.     Describe The Hunted in a tweet (140 characters or less) The Hunted is filled with intrigue, descriptive violence, alluring vampires unafraid to use their fangs, merciless werewolves, and magic! 2.     Which of your characters do you relate to the most and why? Definitely my main character Elena. Despite the fact that I’m not nearly as sarcastic, caustic, and brave as this girl, her decision making process is based on my own impulsive notions. I often tried to put myself in her shoes, remembering my rebellious teenage years and simply considering the choices I would have made … if I was as impermeable to injury as she seems to be. 3.     What is the hardest part of writing/planning a story for you? The hardest part is figuring out how and when I want the story to end and to make sure I have an interesting concept along the way. The Hunted… Read more »

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Apr 13
{Excerpt+G!veaway} Portal by Imogen Rose

{Excerpt+G!veaway} Portal by Imogen Rose

Portal by Imogen Rose Come Find Me Two Years Ago… Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently it’s a life she’s always lived in. Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn’t. She is Arizona Stevens. As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible… PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley’s attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children. Arizona’s quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed. PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance, and the supernatural will enjoy Arizona’s… Read more »

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Apr 13
Follow Friday #FF

Follow Friday #FF

I’m so excited for this Follow Friday! I’m one of the featured bloggers this week 🙂 You can check out my post on http://www.alisoncanread.com/. Stop by and say hi ok now onto the question for today: Q: What is one book that you would be nervous to see a movie adaption of because you think the movie could never live up to the book? This is a really hard question, because I LOVE movie adaptations of books. Yes, the books are normally better but there are some truly great book/movie adaptations out there. I guess if I had to pick one it would be Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Now don’t get me wrong, I think this may be a awesome and epic movie, but the writing style is where I have my reservations. I loved the writing style of Shatter Me, but I am not sure how it would translate onto the big screen. Would she have to keep a diary so she could strike her thoughts out? or would it… Read more »

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