Month: October 2012

Oct 31
{Book Review} The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

{Book Review} The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark Paperback, 251 pages Published July 30th 2011 by Parker Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Won  Buy this Book:Amazon Summary: Global pandemic is raging. Olivya Wright-Ono’s once loving home has been converted to a hospice for the dying.  Her ability to see auras forces her to witness, with agonizing detail, the vibrant colors of life consumed by malignancy.The beautiful and troubled, Mikah, is an elite Empath in the ancient Kindred clan, led by the brooding, ever-morphing, monster named Prime. Mikah has learned a terrible truth . . . the plague is linked to Kindred origins. When Olivya sees evidence of disease creeping into her mother’s aura, she has no one to turn to but Mikah. Can he unearth the Kindred secrets and find a cure? Can she trust this boy whose power allows him to manipulate her very emotions?With her mother’s life, and that of the world, in the balance, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to stop the Pandemic, only to… Read more »

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Oct 31

{Happy} Halloween Trick or Treats!

HAPPY  HALLOWEEN!!! What are you guys doing this year for Halloween? I’m going to my law school’s Halloween social. It’s fun, everyone gets dressed up and my friends’ band is going to be playing. I’m going to be a sailor, maybe if you are nice and tell me what you are all going to be in the comments below, I might be persuaded to show you some pictures of how it turns out. haha   In the mean time here are some treats for you 🙂  Current Book Briefs Giveaways: Win a box of YA books! Win 1 of 10 ecopies of Reaping Me Softly! Win Moonlight and Oranges Win shadow of the Blood Moon If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Oct 30
{ARC Review+G!veaway} Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

{ARC Review+G!veaway} Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

Visit the rest of the tour stops HERE Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista Paperback, 220 pages Expected publication: October 30th 2012 by Omnific Publishing Age Group: YA Source: eARC from Publisher Series: Reaping Me Softly #1 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary: Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did? I have read a few reaper books this past year, and I… Read more »

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Oct 29
{Review+G!veaway} Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens

{Review+G!veaway} Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens

You can find the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens 220 pages Published: November 1, 2011 by Booktrope editions Age Group: YA/New Adult Source: ecopy from Author Series: N/A Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  A timeless tale of young romance.Lorona Connelly is ready for a change from her carefully planned, bookish life. When sparks fly at a costume party, she embraces a chance for romance with the handsome Kestrin Feather. However, she quickly realizes that even love and destiny may not be enough to overcome the reality of an overprotective mother-in-law and Kestrin’s long, tarnished history of relationships.When Lorona’s curiosity leads her to Kestrin’s journal, doubt plagues them both with insecurities and threatens the relationship. Can true love overcome the odds, or was their whirlwind romance just a frivolous crush? Author Elise Stephens shares a journey of young love, fate, and wounded trust in the story of Lorona and Kestrin, a couple who must learn to overcome their fears to share a life… Read more »

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Oct 29
{ARC Review} Resisting Velocity by Trinity and Xoe

{ARC Review} Resisting Velocity by Trinity and Xoe

Happy Release Day to Resisting Velocity by Trinity Evans and Xoe Xanders!  Resisting Velocity by Trinity Evans and Xoe Xanders 185 pages Published: October 29, 2012 Age Group: Adult Series: High Velocity #1 Source: eARC from Author Buy this Book: Amazon Summary:  As frontman of up-and-coming rock band, High Velocity, werewolf Zane Alexander has everything a man could want: Fame, fortune, friendship, and a pack to call home. Well, almost everything. Despite being able to take his pick of pretty much any woman, he wants the one girl he can’t have—the one girl who’s eluded his every advance.Charlie Banks has always had a thing for Zane, but being the band’s head of security, she knows firsthand just the sort of guy he is. She’s determined not to become just another notch on his bedpost, but if doesn’t stop the want for a mate curling in her gut. It’ll happen, someday—it just won’t be Zane. She’s decided that it’s time to leave High Velocity, to find a nice little home and settle… Read more »

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Oct 28
{Book Review} Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

{Book Review} Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

It’s Duology day on Book Briefs! I am reviewing both book in the Volition Duology.  First up was my review of Volition, which you can check out HERE Now here is my review of the final book in the duology, Severance Let me know what you think! Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel Paperback, 262 pages Published June 28th 2011 by Createspace  Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Author Series: Volition Duology #2 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Severance is the bone-chilling, adrenaline-filled sequel to Volition. Charlotte finds herself hoping against reason that her life couldn’t really have taken the devastating turn that it has. With Joel still dangerously out of the picture, and no signs that he may ever come back, she finds herself up against an even more dangerous threat. A sexy and cunning threat that is bound to tear what she has always known to be her reality down for good.When things finally start to look up, another curve-ball is thrown her way, promising to give her what she’d… Read more »

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Oct 28
{Book Review} Volition by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

{Book Review} Volition by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Volition by Shawn Kirsten Maravel Paperback, 298 pages Published February 26th 2011 by Createspace Age Group: YA/New Adult Series: Volition duology  #1 Source: ecopy from author Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Charlotte Rush would be the first to admit that her life is no rollercoaster ride. Her days are laced with ordinary and at times boring monotony. But with a heart that finds itself frequently broken she’s happy to say that she’s content. When her friends convince her to spend the night out at a club to let loose and maybe even find a guy, she finally admits that her life might be missing something. No sooner does she let go of her inhibitions does she find herself waking up in a dark hotel room in the presence of Joel, a man who carries mystery in his eyes and familiarity in his smile. Against reason Charlotte decides to trust him based solely on one thing. Somehow, she is sure that she knows him. In a race against time to find answers and to solve the… Read more »

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Oct 27
{Review} Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

{Review} Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule 344 pages Published August 30th 2011 by Moonlight Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: Beautifully Broken #1 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Thirteenth daughter. Heritage witch. Demon slayer. They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse…Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. After she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan. But Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?After receiving cryptic messages from a creepy wraith, and then frightening threats from a demon, Shiloh finally begins to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist. Now Shiloh… Read more »

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Oct 26
{Giveaway} Shadow of the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

{Giveaway} Shadow of the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Welcome to my stop on the Shadow of the Blood Moon tour! see what this YA Urban Fantasy series is all about and then enter a giveaway to win a copy of Shadow of the Blood Moon!  Check out my review of the first book in the series, Ties to the Blood Moon HERE Shadow of The Blood Moon (Blood #2) by Robin P. Waldrop Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster.  Rumors fly that Gen’s mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don’t. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces.Can Gen and Will save her mom, or will they be too late?Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love? Buy Shadow of the Blood Moon: E-Book Amazon UK/Amazon US/Smashwords… Read more »

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Oct 25
{Review+G!veaway} Fragile by M. Leighton

{Review+G!veaway} Fragile by M. Leighton

Check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Fragile by M. Leighton Kindle Edition, 294 pages Published April 2012 by M Leighton Books Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: N/A Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  Her heart, as delicate as glass. His love, as strong as steel. Can either survive life and death? Hardy Bradford is an eighteen year old football phenomenon who has the girl, the school, the town and the future in the palm of his hand. His life is all mapped out for him, right down to who he’ll marry and how he’ll become a professional football player. It doesn’t seem to matter that Hardy would’ve chosen a much different life if it was up to him. But it’s not. At least not until his Miracle comes along. The first time Hardy laid eyes on Miracle St. James, he didn’t know who she was, but he knew she was something different and that he’d never get her out of his head. And he didn’t. Now, months later, Hardy’s… Read more »

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