Month: September 2013

Sep 30
{Giveaway} Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett

{Giveaway} Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett

Hey guys, I’m starting the week off with a giveaway! I really enjoyed Eternal Starling, and now you guys have a chance to win it as well. Hope you all had a great weekend 🙂 Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett Hardcover, 320 pages Published December 6th 2011 by Pendrell Publishing Age Group: YA Series: Emblem of Eternity #1 Summary: A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between… Read more »

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Sep 27
{Review} Rock and a Hard Place by @Angie_Stanton

{Review} Rock and a Hard Place by @Angie_Stanton

Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton Paperback, 224 pages Published September 24th 2013 by HarperTeen Age Group: Young Adult Series: The Jamieson Brothers #1 Source: ARC from publisher Summary: Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton’s swoon-worthy romance–about an ordinary girl and a young rock star–will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more. In an instant, Libby’s life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends–Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter. The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he’s finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star. But while Peter battles… Read more »

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Sep 26
{Review+Cover Reveal+Giveaway} You are Mine by @JenealFalor

{Review+Cover Reveal+Giveaway} You are Mine by @JenealFalor

You are Mine by Jeneal Falor ebook, 273 pages Published May 6th 2013 Age Group: Young Adult Series: Mine #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts. Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena… Read more »

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Sep 25
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Deadly to Love by @MiaHoddell

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Deadly to Love by @MiaHoddell

Today I have an excerpt and giveaway from the Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Deadly To Love. I think this book sounds awesome, let me know what you guys think! Deadly to Love by Mia Hoddell Publication: February 13th 2013 by lulu.com Paperback, 366 pages Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy Series: Elemental Killers #1 Summary: The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her. What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason. She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls… Read more »

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Sep 25
{Sneak Peak+iPad Mini Giveaway!} #Waterfell by @AmalieHoward (@HarlequinTeen)

{Sneak Peak+iPad Mini Giveaway!} #Waterfell by @AmalieHoward (@HarlequinTeen)

Hey Guys! I just wanted to share this awesome giveaway opportunity with you. Check out all the awesome things you can win from @HarlequinTeen Welcome to the mother of all Waterfell contests, where you can win 400 gorgeous swag packs of tattoos, signed bookmarks and bookplates, as well as one of THREE iPad Minis. Yes, you read that right–in addition to the 400 prize packs, there will be THREE opportunities to make a super-awesome IPAD MINI yours!   First, a little about WATERFELL…   THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age. Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But… Read more »

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Sep 25
{Giveaway} Embrace & Hold Tight by @cheriecolyer

{Giveaway} Embrace & Hold Tight by @cheriecolyer

I love the covers of the Embrace Series. Aren’t they so pretty? As soon as I saw them, I had to go out and buy a copy of the books for myself   Embrace by Cherie Colyer Release Date: 12/20/11 by Omnific Publishing Age Group: YA Series: The Embrace Series #1 Summary: Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil…. Read more »

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Sep 24
{Review+Giveaway} Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card

{Review+Giveaway} Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card

Welcome to my stop on the Ward Against Darkness blog tour! If you are new to the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series, check out my 5 star review of the first book, Ward Against Death HERE Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card Paperback, 352 pages Published August 27th 2013 by Entangled Teen Age Group: YA Series: Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #2 Source: ecopy from publisher Summary: The last thing Ward de’Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can’t allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire. But the mansion is filled with monsters–human and undead–and Ward has no way of telling who’s friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates more of his thoughts and feelings everyday. But there are still… Read more »

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Sep 23
{Author Interview} Rainbow Rowell

{Author Interview} Rainbow Rowell

I am super excited to have the author of Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell here at Book Briefs today! Rainbow is here as part of YALLFEST 1. What one thing do you need to have when you write? Lip balm. 2. Describe your book in 5 words. FANGIRL Earnest, snowy, swoony, minty, bookish. 3. What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last? THE FIRST! The whole first page is a nightmare. I want people to just skip it. And I always end u rewriting it. 4. Best writing tip you ever received? “Just finish your book.” 5. What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why? Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt. I think it would have made me feel less alone. 6. Where’s your favorite place to write? At coffeeshops. In giant overstuffed chairs. 7. What are you working on now? I’m revising my adult novel, Landline, which comes out in spring 2014, and playing with a romantic/political/tragicomic fantasy. 8. What is… Read more »

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Sep 23
{Interview+Giveaway} Eramane by Frankie Ash

{Interview+Giveaway} Eramane by Frankie Ash

Today I have an interview with Frankie Ash, the author of Eramane and a giveaway for you guys. Eramane by Frankie Ash  Serie: Eramane Trilogy, #1 Publication date: Summer, 2013 by Archway Publishing Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Summary: In the village of Eludwid, seventeen-year-old Eramane Fahnestock goes about her life, cheerfully disregarding a prophecy made to her parents that she would have a great gift. Not yet wed and beset with boredom, Eramane cannot shake the feeling that something exciting awaits her beyond Eludwid. But when she is invited to picnic with a handsome young suitor, Eramane has no idea that her life will soon change forever.  As Eramane prepares for her date, she is suddenly hypnotized by a strange voice that tells her he will be coming for her that night. Unsettled but determined to press forward, Eramane and her suitor, Lebis, head to the woods to enjoy their picnic. As darkness falls on the forest, however, a beast emerges, transforming their beautiful outing into a terrifying scene. Taken… Read more »

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Sep 23
{Cover Reveal} Mystery Rises by Marilyn Phillips

{Cover Reveal} Mystery Rises by Marilyn Phillips

Title: Mystery Rises (Mystery Falls #2) Author: Marilyn Phillips Genre: Paranormal Fantasy / Romance Expected Release: Fall 2013 Synopsis: After spending months apart due to an enforced separation, Samantha and Shadow are finally reunited. However, it is a reunion which may be short lived. As more secrets of the past are revealed, Samantha not only discovers her true heritage, but also how heavily intertwined it is with Shadow’s. Suddenly finding themselves on opposing sides of a feud which started long before either one of them was born, they struggle to remain together in a world which seems determined to keep them apart. Neither one of them wants to enter the conflict started by their forefathers, but unfortunately, there may not be a choice. With Samantha’s true identity now known in the world of the angels, she has become a pawn in a deadly game of revenge. Desperate to hold on to the one person who truly matters to him, Shadow must find a way to protect Samantha… or risk losing… Read more »

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