Month: February 2013

Feb 28
{Review+Giveaway} Shuffle Up and Deal by Susan DiPlacido

{Review+Giveaway} Shuffle Up and Deal by Susan DiPlacido

Welcome to my stop on the Shuffle Up and Deal blog tour! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour   Shuffle up and Deal by Susan DiPlacido Paperback, 424 pages Published March 17th 2010 by Neon Fiction/CreateSpace  Age Group: Adult Source: ecopy from Author Series: N/A 🙁   Summary:  When Izzy and Nick meet in embarrassing fashion at a Las Vegas poker tournament, Izzy’s secret dreams turn into a public nightmare. But despite her humiliation, she may have finally sparked Nick’s interest in something other than cards. Before long, Nick takes a gamble on Izzy and raises the stakes when he offers to help her sharpen her game. But Izzy’s convinced that Nick is bluffing and will fold his hand after he’s had her on the flop. But a string of outrageous proposition bets and steamy trips on the poker tour, from Los Angeles to Miami, make these two fierce competitors realize that it may be time to put all their chips on the table. Will Izzy and Nick pair up? Or will… Read more »

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Feb 28
Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my stop on the leap into books giveaway, hosted by I am a reader not a writer, and Jinky is Reading.  enter all the other giveaways here So here is what you can win!  one winner will get BOTH books pictured below.  The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont Blissful Lies by Jennifer Brown-Thomas Rules: -Open to US ONLY  -must be 16+ to win -my contest policy applies fill out the rafflecopter below to enter If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Feb 25
{Review+Giveaway} Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan

{Review+Giveaway} Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan

Welcome to my stop on the Fractured Soul blog tour with AToMR tours Be sure to check out the rest of the tour   Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan Age group: YA  336 pages Series: Fractured Light #2 Source: ecopy from publisher Published: Feb 12,2013 by cedar fort  Summary: Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page! Check out my review of book 1 in the series, Fractured Light HERE I am going to attempt to pull myself together for this review. I have so many thoughts and emotions flying around my head with this book. Fractured light was one of my favorite books of 2012. I really loved it, so I was so… Read more »

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Feb 24
Sunday Post + Weekly Wrap Up (6)

Sunday Post + Weekly Wrap Up (6)

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great week! These books are for the past couple of weeks, I have been super busy with school and graduation coming up and job applications and interviews- oh my! So I have been a bit behind on my blog emails.  Happily Never After by Missy Fleming (ecopy from Author) Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness 0.5) by PT Michelle (ecopy from Author) The Emerald Tablet (Legends of Amun Ra #1) by Joshua Silverman (ecopy from Author)   The Quantum Games (Alchemists Academy #3) by Kailin Gow (ecopy from Author*) With a Kiss (Twisted Tales #1) by Stephanie Fowers (ecopy for blog tour) Burn for Burn by Jenny Han (Signed Harcover won from Rachel @ Fikshun!) Thank you so much to everyone for these awesome books!  Weekly Recap This week on the blog I brought you:  {Review+Giveaway} Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C Bennett (5 Gavels) {Review+Giveaway} Focus (Crescent Chronicles #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy (4 Gavels) {Book Spotlight+Giveaway}… Read more »

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Feb 23
{Review+Giveaway} Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

{Review+Giveaway} Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta

Welcome to my stop on the Barbie Girl blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour   Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta ebook, 189 pages Published: November 1st 2012 Age Group: YA Series: Baby Doll #1 Source: ecopy from author Summary:  The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate. The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however,… Read more »

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Feb 22
{Review+Giveaway} Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore

{Review+Giveaway} Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore

Welcome to my stop on the Broken Wings blog tour! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour   Want to read more about the first book, Angel Eyes?  Check out my thoughts on Angel Eyes    Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore 311 pages Published February 19th 2013 by Thomas Nelson Fiction Age Group: YA Source: eARC from NetGalley Series: Angel Eyes #2 Summary:  Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken. Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble. Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter…. Read more »

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Feb 21
{Review+Giveaway} The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

{Review+Giveaway} The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Welcome to my stop on The Breakaway and Pieces blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour   The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle Paperback, 303 pages Published May 1st 2012 by Rhemalda Publishing Age group: YA/NA Series: The Breakaway #1 Source: ecopy from Author   Summary:  When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she’s missing. Escape isn’t high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she’s part of a family—even if it is a family of criminals. But she’s still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she’s falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn’t sure she wants to take it.   Wow…. Read more »

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Feb 20
{Book Review} First Frost by Liz DeJesus

{Book Review} First Frost by Liz DeJesus

First Frost by Liz DeJesus ebook, 274 pages Published June 22nd 2012 by Musa Publishing Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from author Series: First Frost #1   Summary:  Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong. For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.” Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel… Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist. She’s about to find out how wrong she is. I think it’s fairy tale week at Book Briefs, because here is another fairy tale… Read more »

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Feb 19
{Giveaway} Descension by B.C. Burgess

{Giveaway} Descension by B.C. Burgess

Welcome to my stop on the Descention tour, organized by AToMR blog tours Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Check out this giveaway I have for you today for a book that I think looks great! Descension by B.C. Burgess Kindle Edition, 429 pages Published April 4th 2012 Age Group: NA Series: Mystic #1 Book Description: The AngelAfter three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.The GuardianQuin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch – the mysterious Layla. He’s dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he… Read more »

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Feb 18
{Review+Giveaway} Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

{Review+Giveaway} Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Welcome to my stop on the Focus blog tour! Be sure to follow the rest of the tour Check out my review of the first book in the Crescent Chronicles- Flight HERE Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy Published January 23rd 2013 Age Group: YA/NA Series: The Crescent Chronicles #2 Summary:  Freshman year of college is hard even when you’re not tied to the future king of a supernatural society. Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she’s in far too deep to turn back. I absolutely LOVED Flight, the first book in the Crescent Chronicles, so I was desperate to get my hands on a copy of Focus. I just thought the idea of a paranormal and shifter secret society that was not run by your average vampire or werewolf was super interesting. Plus, I am starting to learn that I love… Read more »

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