Month: May 2013

May 11
{Book Review} Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M. Ross

{Book Review} Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M. Ross

Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M. Ross Kindle Edition Published May 4th 2013 Age Group: New Adult Series: N/A (Standalone) Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain. Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams came true. But things never go according to plan. When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight for each other? Wow, Inhale, Exhale completely blew me away. I’m not even sure… Read more »

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May 10
{Cover Reveal} Hope’s Reign by Selina Fenech

{Cover Reveal} Hope’s Reign by Selina Fenech

Hope’s Reign Selina Fenech YA Fantasy Book Two in Memory’s Wake Trilogy Date Published: May 10, 2013 Summary: Everything is slipping away from Memory. The bond of friendship between her, Eloryn, Roen, and Will, that was formed while running for their lives is tearing. In a world that doesn’t feel like home, with a mind filled with nothing but questions, Memory struggles to be true to herself… whoever that is. When her past self starts haunting her, she knows her sanity could be the next thing she will lose. Buy Link: Amazon Amazon Author Page Selina Fenech Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives in Australia with her husband, an unnamed cat. During her life Selina has found ancient Roman treasure, survived cancer, had knights joust at her wedding, been mugged for doughnuts, made a living as a visual artist, and shared her imaginary worlds in paintings and now in her novels. Contact Links Website | Twitter | Facebook If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to… Read more »

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May 09
{Review+Giveaway} Between These Lines by Jennifer Murgia

{Review+Giveaway} Between These Lines by Jennifer Murgia

Welcome to my stop on the Between These Lines blog tour! Today I have a review and giveaway for you. I hope you enjoy and that you will check out this awesome book. Between These Lines by Jennifer Murgia ebook, 183 pages Published April 1st 2013 by Playlist Fiction Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from Author   Summary:  I never told anyone how I felt about her. Not even Evie—not in so many words. And now, I’ll never get the chance to. When a class assignment brings quiet Chase Mitman and the stunning Evie Cunningham together, a mutual attraction ignites. There’s only one problem—Evie already has a boyfriend—one who practically OWNS Whitley Prep, and her.Knowing their relationship comes at a price, Chase’s life collides with Evie’s, and after entrusting her with a tragic secret, the last thing he’d ever expect is to learn she keeps a few of her own.An innocent prank turns ugly. An anonymous note changes everything. And lives at Whitley Prep will never be the same. From YA… Read more »

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May 08
{Interview+Giveaway} The Heiresses by Allison Rushby

{Interview+Giveaway} The Heiresses by Allison Rushby

I am super excited to have Allison Rushby on the blog today! Check out the interview with her and then enter to win 1 of 20 copies of the Heiresses from St. Martin’s! 🙂 The Heiresses by Allison Rushby Publication date: May 7th, 2013by St Martin’s PressGenre: New Adult Historical Synopsis: In Allison Rushby’s Heiresses, three triplets–estranged since birth–are thrust together in glittering 1926 London to fight for their inheritance, only to learn they can’t trust anyone–least of all each other. When three teenage girls, Thalia, Erato and Clio, are summoned to the excitement of fast-paced London–a frivolous, heady city full of bright young things–by Hestia, an aunt they never knew they had, they are shocked to learn they are triplets and the rightful heiresses to their deceased mother’s fortune. All they need to do is find a way to claim the fortune from their greedy half-brother, Charles. But with the odds stacked against them, coming together as sisters may be harder than they think.  __________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Interview With Allison: Q. Where did you get the inspiration for The Heiresses? A. This is extremely embarrassing, but I think… Read more »

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May 07
{Interview+Giveaway} Come Back to Me by Coleen Patrick

{Interview+Giveaway} Come Back to Me by Coleen Patrick

Come Back to Me by Coleen PatrickPublication date: March, 2013Genre: YA Contemporary Synopsis: Whitney Denison can’t wait to start over. She thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie… Until everything changed. Now her life in Bloom is one big morning after hangover, filled with regret, grief, and tiny pinpricks of reminders that she was once happy. A happy she ruined. A happy she can’t fix. So, she is counting down the days until she leaves home for Colson University, cramming her summer with busywork she didn’t finish her senior year, and taking on new hobbies that involve glue and glitter, and dodging anyone who reminds her of her old life. When she runs into the stranger who drove her home on graduation night, after she’d passed out next to a ditch, she feels herself sinking again. The key to surviving the summer in Bloom is unraveling whatever good memories she can from that night. But in searching for answers, she’ll have to… Read more »

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May 06
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Spirit by Shauna Granger

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Spirit by Shauna Granger

Today I have an excerpt and giveaway from the 5th book in the elemental series by Shauna Granger. I have read this series from the beginning and I really love it, so I am excited to share the 5th book, Spirit with you! Title:Spirit Series: Book Five in the Elemental Series Author: Shauna Granger Publisher: Self-Published Release date: April 30, 2013 Genre:Urban Fantasy Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult Book Description: Always careful to watch out for others, Shayna put too much trust her abilities to keep herself safe and has been cut down by crazed man. Now she is trapped in the land of the dead, watching as her two best friends suffer the consequences of her death; their powers are fading and soon they will too. Shayna is desperate to return to the land of the living to save them from a similar, cold fate. To save her friends Shayna must turn away from the Light and, in doing so, sacrifice her wings. But the longer Shayna stays among… Read more »

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May 06
{Book Blitz} Good Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper

{Book Blitz} Good Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper

You can check out what readers are saying about Good Guys Love Dogs on the blog tour…  ^Click on the tour banner to see tour page^ Don’t want to wait? You can read the prologue right now! check it out below 🙂 Prologue Ian McKinley had finally made it. Reached the pinnacle. The top rung of the ladder. Tonight represented the crown jewel in the career he’d spent seventeen years of his life building. Thirty-nine, and by most definitions, he had everything. Money. Success. A teenage son. A beautiful fiancée.Not to mention, having just brought on board the biggest client ever for CCI Investments of Manhattan, he was a hero to his partners.  This party at the Waldorf-Astoria had been thrown for him, the invitation list a who’s who of New York City high rollers.Standing here now among trays of champagne and tables loaded with exotic-looking foods, he should have been nothing but exhilarated. Somehow, he merely felt tired. Bone weary with the routine of his life, the predictability of… Read more »

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May 06
I Graduated Law School!

I Graduated Law School!

Sorry that the blog has been kind of quiet lately. I have been taking my last finals and my family was all in town for my graduation this weekend. I graduated yesterday. I still can’t believe I am done with Law School. If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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May 02
{Book Review} Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield

{Book Review} Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield

   Welcome to my stop on the Alpha Girl blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Alpha Girl by Kate Bloomfield Kindle Edition, 219 pages Published March 25th 2013 Age Group: New Adult Series: Wolfling #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the ‘attack’ when she was a girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called ‘wet dog’ because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose’s age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her. What is pulling this unlikely pair together? Alpha Girl deals with some situations that may not be for everyone…. Read more »

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May 01
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Crossroads Saga by Mary Ting

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Crossroads Saga by Mary Ting

Welcome to my stop on the Crossroads blog tour Today I have a top 10 list for you and a giveaway of any book in the crossroads saga!  And if you didn’t know, you can currently get the first book, Crossroads for FREE on amazon Kindle.  Get your copy HERE The Crossroads Saga 1. Crossroads 2. Between 3. Beyond About the books: Crossroads by Mary Ting ***Gold Medal READERS FAVORITE AWARDS WINNER 2012 for Young Adult-General*** Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. There, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human,… Read more »

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