Year: 2013

Dec 31
{Review} Mad About Plaid by Kam McKellar

{Review} Mad About Plaid by Kam McKellar

  Mad about Plaid is the first book in the Balmorie novellas series. If you like yummy scots with yummy accents you will love this series! My reviews of books 2 and 3 are coming up in Jan, so stay tuned 🙂 Mad About Plaid by Kam McKellar Kindle Edition, 94 pages Published November 24th 2013 Age Group: Adult Contemporary Romance Series: Balmorie Series #1 Source: ecopy from Author   Summary: n Kam McKellar’s fun, sexy contemporary romance novella set in Scotland, Ian MacLaren—retired U.S. soldier turned Innkeeper is keeping his family legacy going. He and his brothers have moved to Scotland, are farming the land, restoring and renting out cottages, and converting the west wing of the five-hundred year old Balmorie castle into a guest house. The last thing on his mind is love. But tell that to his first visitor… Mad About Plaid, the first in the Balmorie Novellas, is 28,000 words/120 pages. ********** Lucy Walker isn’t a travel writer, but she’s taking her Cousin Riley’s place and going… Read more »

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Dec 30
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Dark Huntsman by Jessica Aspen

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Dark Huntsman by Jessica Aspen

The Dark Huntsman, A Fantasy of the Black Court by Jessica Aspen Age Group: Adult Fantasy Romance Publisher: Abracadabra Publishing Date of Publication: October 2013 Number of pages: 326 Series: Cover Artist: Kari Ayasha of Cover to Cover DesignsBook Description: An evil queen, a dangerous man, and a witch, tangled together in a tale of Snow White…Desperate to save the last of her family from the murderous Faery Queen, Trina Mac Elvy weaves a spell of entrapment. But instead of a common soldier, the queen has released the Dark Huntsman, a full blooded fae with lethal powers.Caged for treason, Logan Ni Brennan, is ready to do anything to win free of the manipulative queen, even if it includes running a last errand for her…murdering a witch. The sight of Trina, ready to fight despite the odds, gives him another option: use the witch as a chess piece, put the queen’s son on the throne, and bring down the queen forever.As the queen slides into insanity and her closest advisor makes… Read more »

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Dec 29
{Sunday Post+Weekly Recap} Month of December 2013

{Sunday Post+Weekly Recap} Month of December 2013

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Hey guys! How have you been? It’s the last Sunday Post of 2013! I can’t believe the year is over already! I have been on vacation this month, so I missed a few sunday posts, so this is my haul from the last month as well as some books I got for christmas.   Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Evernight Teen, Bloomsbury Spark, and all of the authors for these awesome books! *   Broom with a View by Gayla Twist  (ecopy from Author) Black Amaranth by Sasha Hibbs (ecopy from Publisher) The Secret of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel (ecopy from Publisher)   Demon’s Grip (Diamond Peak Series #3) by Tahlia Newland  (ecopy from Author) Eternal Destiny (Diamond Peak Series #4) by Tahlia Newland (ecopy from Publisher) London Falling by T.A. Foster (eARC from Author)   Something Great (Something Great #1) by M. Clarke (ecopy from Author) The Fine Line by Alicia Kobishop (ecopy from Author) The… Read more »

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Dec 29
{Review} Daughter of The Earth and Sky by Kaitlin Bevis

{Review} Daughter of The Earth and Sky by Kaitlin Bevis

The Daughter of the Earth and Sky is the second book in the Daughters of Zeus series. Last month I read the first book, Persephone, and I absolutely LOVED It!! You can check out my review HERE Daughter of the Earth and Sky by Kaitlin Bevis ebook, 228 pages Published December 21st 2012 by Musa Publishing Age Group: YA Series: Daughters of Zeus #2 Source: ecopy from Author  Summary: Some vows can never be broken. Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong. The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone’s silence. He wants her soul. Persephone can’t tell anyone about Thanatos’ betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa’s jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart. Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for… Read more »

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Dec 27
Happy Birthday to Author Heidi McLaughlin

Happy Birthday to Author Heidi McLaughlin

Today is Heidi McLaughlin’s birthday. You may know Heidi as the author of The Beaumont Series. I read and reviewed the first book in the series, Forever my Girl a while back and it was such a nice love story. You can check out my review of Forever My Girl HERE I wanted to say happy birthday to Heidi and share a teaser from her upcoming book in the Beaumont Series, Finding my Forever. So check it out and be sure to wish Heidi a Happy Birthday! You can preorder the book too. Here are the links Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Dec 26
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Firefly by Belle Whittington

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Firefly by Belle Whittington

Hey guys, I hope you all had a great Christmas! This are nuts here trying to get back into the swing of things after vacation. I have over 2,000 emails to sort through so please bear with me. Today, I have a guest post from Belle about the second book in her cicada series. I read Cicada last year. Check out my review HERE if you are new to the series FIREFLY Part Two of the Cicada Trilogy by Belle Whittington “The darkest days are ahead of us,” Andrew whispered as the drape of shadows slipped away, allowing Blair to awaken. And in her heart of hearts she knew it was true. The unmistakable signs were all around her, growing within her. She was becoming something more than human. All she could do was accept the inevitable. “I’ve become a freak … an alien. I no longer belong to the human world,” Blair told her true love, and he held her close, determined never to give her up. “I’d stay… Read more »

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Dec 23
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Holders by @julianna_scott

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Holders by @julianna_scott

The Holders (Holders #1) by Julianna Scott Release Date: 03/05/2013 Summary from Goodreads: 17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything. The abandonment of their father, the so called ‘experts’ who insist that voices in his head are unnatural and must be dealt with, and the constant threat of being taken away to some hospital and studied like an animal. When two representatives appear claiming to have the answers to Ryland’s perceived problem, Becca doesn’t buy it for one second. That is until they seem to know things about Ryland and about Becca and Ryland’s family, that forces Becca to concede that there may be more to these people than meets the eye. Though still highly skeptical, Becca agrees to do what’s best for Ryland. What they find at St. Brigid’s is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece together the information of their family’s heritage, their estranged Father, and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they’ve… Read more »

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Dec 21
{Author Interview} A.J. Hartley- Author of Act of Will

{Author Interview} A.J. Hartley- Author of Act of Will

Hey everyone. I hope you have been having a great week. Today I am happy to have A.J. Hartley here for an interview about his book, Act of Will. Leave your questions for A.J. Hartley in the comments below 🙂 Act of Will by A.J. Hartley 336 pages Publication date: December 13, 2013 by Fire Mountain books Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Series: Hawthorne Saga #1 Summary from Goodreads: Act of Will: a (slightly snarky) young adult fantasy adventure set in a world not entirely unlike Elizabethan England… Will Hawthorne is in trouble. He had been looking forward to his 18th birthday because that meant he’d finally be a professional actor, but Will has a knack for screwing things up royally. He winds up on the run from the authorities and into the arms of a party of principled adventurers who represent everything Will doesn’t believe in—principle, self-sacrifice, maybe even magic—but they seem to be his best chance of staying alive and free for a few more days. But when his… Read more »

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Dec 20
{Interview+KINDLE FIRE Giveaway} Insanity by Cameron Jace

{Interview+KINDLE FIRE Giveaway} Insanity by Cameron Jace

I am super excited to have Cameron Jace here today for an interview about his new book,Insanity which looks soo good!  I can’t wait to read it Insanity by Cameron Jace  Publication date: December 20th 2013 Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal   Summary from Goodreads: After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science. Q: Is insanity an Alice in Wonderland retelling where fact… Read more »

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Dec 19
{Review+Giveaway} Keep You From Harm by Debra Doxer

{Review+Giveaway} Keep You From Harm by Debra Doxer

Keep you From Harm by Debra Doxer Paperback, 328 pages Published September 25th 2013 by Createspace Age Group: New Adult  Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Secrets… They weigh you down. I’ve kept a secret all my life. It’s my mother’s secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that only we possess. She’s gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn’t enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she’d kept. She never told me I have an older brother. And now he’s here, eager to be my guardian. There is no one else. So I move across the country to live with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end. That’s why I’m determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to seem aloof… Read more »

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