Month: November 2012

Nov 29
{Review+G!veaway} Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore #RougeBlogTour @leightmoore

{Review+G!veaway} Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore #RougeBlogTour @leightmoore

Welcome to my stop on the Rouge Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound.  Click HERE to check out the full blog tour schedule! Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore Release Date: November 11, 2012 300 pages Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Author Series: Cheveux Roux, #1 Summary:  Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect. Freddie Lovel, Hale’s wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau’s, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart. Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything. ROUGE purchase links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo |  Smashwords Rouge will really appeal to fans of theater and Moulin Rouge. (and to people who didn’t like Moulin Rouge- if there is anyone else out there besides me. I think I am the only person on the planet… Read more »

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Nov 29
{G!veaway} Keegan’s Chronicles Trilogy by Julia Crane

{G!veaway} Keegan’s Chronicles Trilogy by Julia Crane

Today I have a spotlight for the Keegan’s Chronicles Trilogy and an awesome giveaway! 🙂 Check out my review of Coexist HERE Keegan’s Chronicles Trilogy SetBooks 1-3 Coexist:  Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends–she’s an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan’s brother Thaddeus told her Rourk’s name because his visions warned him she’d need Rourk’s protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves. Conflicted:  Keegan, is only alive now due to Black Magic, and her bond with her Chosen is broken. She cannot remember Rourk at all.For the first time, she feels like a normal teenager. She is dating Donald, her long-time crush, and everything seems perfect. But Rourk still feels their bond, and despairs for the woman he was always meant to love.Keegan’s best friend Anna is… Read more »

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Nov 29
{Cover Reveal} Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3) by Raine Thomas

{Cover Reveal} Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3) by Raine Thomas

COVER REVEAL! Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3) by Raine Thomas The cover was created by the amazing Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs. Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate The Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy. He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all. Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death. She thinks things can’t get any worse.She’s wrong. Coming December 27, 2012 Add it to your to-read list… Read more »

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Nov 28
{G!veaway} Lawyers, Lovers & Lies by Linda Pohl

{G!veaway} Lawyers, Lovers & Lies by Linda Pohl

Welcome to my stop on the Lawyers, Lovers & Lies blog Tour!  Check out the rest of the stops HERE Lawyers, Lovers, & Lies by Linda Pohl 247 pages Published August 8th 2012 Age Group: Adult Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle Summary:  Charlene Williams, a recent law school graduate, thinks her prayers have been answered when she is offered a position at one of New York City’s most prestigious law firms. But her dreams are quickly shattered when she finds out that Alex Andrews, the firm’s senior criminal lawyer, wants far more from her than her legal expertise.A gorgeous, powerful, manipulative man, Alexander is used to getting whatever he wants. Targeted as his next conquest, his words and actions make it quite clear that if Charlene doesn’t start playing by his rules, she’ll be lucky to be licking stamps in some lowly legal aid office.With no witnesses to substantiate Alex’s escalating abuse, it’s his word against hers. Consumed with fear and the possibility of losing her job, Charlene is faced with… Read more »

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Nov 27
{Review+G!veaway} Swell by Julie Rieman Duck

{Review+G!veaway} Swell by Julie Rieman Duck

Welcome to my stop on the Swell blog tour! Check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Swell by Julie Rieman Duck Paperback, 224 pages Published September 1st 2012 by Createspace Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Author Series: Standalone Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  When Christian Rusch plucks Beck Ionesco from the freshman ranks for himself, she’s tempted with parties, popularity, and love. But as the free-flowing booze that soaks his world seeps into her own, Beck begins using liquid courage as a way to ignore Christian’s dark moods… and cover her anxiety about his flirtatious friend Hillman.However, when Christian breaks up with Beck, and Hillman makes a dangerous move, no amount of alcohol can stop the pain or keep her out of trouble. And just when it seems like she’s lost everything, Beck is partnered with Jesse Leary for an art project. After spending time with him, Beck realizes it’s more than a study date… and Christian’s not happy about it. Then again, Beck’s not sure… Read more »

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Nov 27
Dreaming of Summer G!veaway!

Dreaming of Summer G!veaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Dreaming for Summer Giveaway Hop! Hosted by Me, my shelf and I and I am a Reader, Not a Writer.  check out the rest of the stops on the hop HERE The weather is cooling down and the winter is setting in, so what better time to curl up with a hot book? I love chick lit and fun beachy reads in the winter  So what is up for grabs?  an ARC of Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells! I loved this book and I hope you will too! It is an adult book but it felt more New Adult to me because the main character is a grad student.  Check out my review  To Enter: Must be 18+ -open to US only  -my contest policy applies -fill out the rafflecopter If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader   a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Nov 26
{Spotlight} The Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade

{Spotlight} The Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade

For one week only, the award-winning Forbidden Mind will be on sale for 99cents to celebrate the launch of The Forbidden Trilogy Special Omnibus Edition by Kimberly Kinrade. Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. A secret organization with deadly intentions. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren’t what they thought. Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love. The Forbidden Trilogy has received rave reviews from bloggers and fans, and Forbidden Mind has a 4.3 rating out of 106 reviews on Amazon! “…a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment.” – Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews “The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!” ~Sour Skittles Book Blog “Well written, unique plot filled with twists and turns, Kimberly pens “Forbidden Mind” with extremely… Read more »

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Nov 25
{Review+G!veaway} Ember by Jessica Sorensen

{Review+G!veaway} Ember by Jessica Sorensen

Welcome to my stop on the Ember blog tour!  Ember was one of my favorite books of 2012, so if you like reaper/death gift books (I know, what the heck is a death gift book- but I couldn’t think of another way to mysteriously describe it) check out Ember! Ember by Jessica Sorensen ebook, 223 pages Published August 29th 2012 by Borrowed Hearts Publishing Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from Author Series: Death Collectors #1 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary:  What if you knew when someone was going to die?For seventeen-year-old Ember, life is death. With a simple touch, she knows when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person who knows her secret is her best friend Raven.Then she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous, mysterious, and is the only person Ember can’t sense death from. So when he pushes into her life, she doesn’t mind.But when unexplained deaths start to haunt her town, Ember starts questioning why she can’t sense Asher’s… Read more »

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Nov 24
{Interview} She Came From Away by D. Edward Bradley

{Interview} She Came From Away by D. Edward Bradley

I hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a great one on Thursday. Mine was hectic but very nice. We had 29 people over our house! It was nuts, but it was so great to have both sides of the family over.  Today on the blog I am excited to have the author of She Came From Away, D. Edward Bradley here for an interview! 1.  Describe She Came From Away in a tweet. (140 characters or less) Riley is a Toronto university student who inherits a house in Newfoundland. When she spends the summer there, she almost loses her life. 2.  What is the hardest part of writing a mystery?  Converting the outline of a chapter (about 100 words) to draft text, especially when there has to be a hint of something amiss. 3.    What is your biggest pet peeve, regarding writing or in general? Barking dogs. Technically, you can send a complaint to the City in Kingston, like many other cities. I did that years ago when a neighbour’s… Read more »

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Nov 23
{Book Review} Renegade by J.A. Souders

{Book Review} Renegade by J.A. Souders

Renegade by J.A. Souders Hardcover, 364 pages Published: November 13th 2012 by Tor Teen  Age Group: YA Source: ARC from publisher Series: The Elysium Chronicles #1 Buy this Book: Amazon Summary:  Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb… and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all. J.A. Souders hit the ground running with Renegade. This was the first book I have had the… Read more »

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