Month: July 2012

Jul 12
{Cover Reveal+ARC Review} Traitor by Megan Curd

{Cover Reveal+ARC Review} Traitor by Megan Curd

Today I have the cover reveal for the second book in the Bridger series! I loved the first book. The cover reveal is up first, followed by my review:You can check out my review of Bridger HERE Mooney Designs Book description: Ashlyn never believed in fairy tales until she was in one.They say ignorance is bliss, but not when you’re on a centuries old hit list…and there’s a traitor in your midst.Ashlyn must decide what’s most important: trusting the allies she has, or siding with those she thought were enemies. Ashlyn knows old friends can turn on her, and unlikely allies may be the best chance she has to piece her family back together. No matter what her choice, she could lose someone she loves.And when you don’t know who to trust, believe one thing: You can never trust a faerie. I LOVED Bridger, so I was really excited to read Traitor. Megan has created such a full and detailed world, or should I say worlds, and I loved getting lost… Read more »

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Jul 11
{Interview} The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

{Interview} The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

Today I am excited to welcome Lisa to Book Briefs. She is the author of the new release, The Forsaken. Her book looks absolutely awesome! I can’t wait to read and review it 🙂  1. Describe The Forsaken in a tweet. (140 characters or less) A girl fails a government personality test and is exiled to a prison island, where she forges alliances, falls in love, and tries to escape. 2. What is the hardest part of writing a book for you? Getting started! Once I’m on a roll, I feel like I can keep writing forever. And it’s a blast (most of the time). But finding the inspiration to begin can be more of a challenge. I tried writing a lot of novels before The Forsaken, but I never finished them. Which makes me realize that maybe finishing books is also hard! Luckily, The Forsaken is a trilogy so I get to stay inside the world of the books and play there for a while to come. 3. What character can you… Read more »

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Jul 09
Once Upon a Read-A-Thon

Once Upon a Read-A-Thon

This read-a-thon is hosted by the awesome ladies at Reading Angel, Candace’s Book Blog and Pure Imagination. It runs from 12:01 am on July 9th to 11:59 on July 11th. So even though im working throughout the whole read-a-thon, I still wanted to join in the fun. Hopefully I will be able to read three books. A book a day shouldnt be too bad. Here is what I want to read: Fall for You (Jane Austen Academy #1)  by Cecila Gray Frost  by Kate Avery Ellison Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells  by Lisa Cach  Anything else will be a bonus! Join in the fun 😉 WebRep currentVote noRating noWeight

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Jul 09
{Review+G!veaway} Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

{Review+G!veaway} Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

Today I have a review and giveaways for the Lonely Souls blog tour. Check out the rest of the tour stops HERE  Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton Pages: 290  Publication Date: June 29, 2012 Age Group: YA Source: ARC from Author Series: Witch Avenue Coven #1 Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance.  Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance.  As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving, is not what the majority… Read more »

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Jul 06
{Guest Post+G!veaway} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

{Guest Post+G!veaway} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

Today I have a scene about forbidden love for you and a giveaway for a copy of Royally BeSwitched. Also, be sure to check out my review of Royally BeSwitched in the post right below this one 🙂 —————————– Forbidden Love (Part 2) I did a guest post on Forbidden Love at Sapphyria’s Book Reviews [insert link], where I talked about a true forbidden love story of my own—Getting with my brother’s best friend. Today, at Book Briefs, I am sharing an excerpt from Royally BeSwitched, which has a theme of Forbidden Love. Not only is it taboo for a prince to be in love with a peasant, but a magical cat to be in love with a human (and vice versa). Here is a scene where Jax comes to visit Surla in the dungeon, because she made a big mistake after switching bodies with the maidservant: That evening, as the moon replaced the sun in the sky, and darkness encompassed the dungeon, to where Surla could hardly see a thing, her… Read more »

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Jul 06
{Book Review} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

{Book Review} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

Come back in 1/2 an hour for a fun scene from Royally BeSwitched and a giveaway!  Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow Pages: 170 pages Publication Date: June 2012 by Breezy Reads Age Group: Young YA Source: Author Series: BeSwitched #3 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle only $3.99 Summary(from Goodreads): Hexed from a small suburb in the U.S. back to 1700’s France, a magical black cat, Surla, and her human crush, Jax Morreau, have no idea what troubles await.When Jax’s distant relatives, a lowly maidservant and a prince, miss their chance at love, evil gains a stronghold in the Morreau Kingdom. It’s up to the duo from the future to reset the course of love before it’s too late. Surla, the cat, will do anything, including switch bodies with the maidservant, to clean up the royal mess. If you haven’t heard of this series, check out my reviews for books 1 and 2: 1. BeSwitched 2…. Read more »

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Jul 05
{Book Review} Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto

{Book Review} Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto

Silent song by Ron C. Nieto Paperback, 290 pages Published June 22nd 2012  Age Group: YASource: Author for blog tourChallenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Standalone ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Dream Cast+G!veaway} Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl & Brenda Howson

{Dream Cast+G!veaway} Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl & Brenda Howson

I just shared with you my review of Forbidden Territory. If you missed my thoughts on the book you can check that out HERE, or in the post right below this one. Now the authors, Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson have come to Book Briefs today to share with everyone their picks for the 4 main characters in Forbidden Territory and they have also offered up a cool giveaway! Thanks Brenda and Melissa 🙂  Dream Cast Blog Post Brenda and I took two characters each when we wrote Forbidden Territory. I am in charge of Mica Latham and Eli Connell. As I have written these characters, I’ve totally fallen in love with both of them. They are fantastic characters and so much fun to write. I had a very clear image of Eli right from the outset. Yes, that’s right – Tom Welling. Ahhhh – happy sigh. I don’t really need to say anything else 🙂 With Mica I had a very clear picture of in my head, but I’ve… Read more »

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Jul 03
{Book Review} Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl & Brenda Howson

{Book Review} Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl & Brenda Howson

Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson Paperback, 258 pages Published July 1st 2012 by Zealous DesignAge Group: YASource: AuthorChallenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Mica and Lexy have been best friends and next door neighbours since they were eight years old. They share everything and have no secrets from each other until… Tom arrives on Mica’s doorstep – a gorgeous exchange student from England. And Lexy is smitten.Suddenly both girls are keeping secrets. Mica is hiding news about Tom’s English girlfriend and Lexy hasn’t got the heart to tell her best friend that her brother Eli, the guy Mica is mad on, thinks of her as only a friend.After a massive fight, the girls decide the best way to mend their friendship is to spend some quality time together. And what better way than to go camping away from their parents and why not invite along the guys they are crushing on.So the four teenagers embark on… Read more »

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Jul 02
{Review+G!veaway} Final Life by Rose Garcia

{Review+G!veaway} Final Life by Rose Garcia

Final Life by Rose Garcia Publication Date: May 15th 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Blog tour Series: Transhuman Series #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, MG/YA fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle: only $2.99! Summary(from Goodreads):Eight lives. You’d think Dominique would get it right, but she’s failed every time. Now on her final life, Dominique must discover the secrets of her past before confronting the Transhuman hunter who wants to kill her for the last time. Farrell, a mysterious Transhuman protector, and Trent, a hot guy from school, want to help. But it’s up to her to get it right this time—or she’ll be dead. For real. Lately I have been in kind of a reading slump. It’s not that I have been reading bad books, because I haven’t, but I just haven’t really gotten into the last few books that I have read. They just took me a lot longer than normal to get through. But I think I am… Read more »

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