Month: October 2013

Oct 23
{Review+Giveaway} The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp

{Review+Giveaway} The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp

Welcome to my stop on the The Holdout blog tour The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp  Release date: September 12th 2013 Publisher: PMI Books Purchase: Amazon Age Group: New Adult Summary: Robin wanted to win The Holdout, a cutthroat reality TV show, so she gave it her all, challenge after challenge. Then she fell for Grant, with his irresistible eyes and heartbreaking life story. But Grant was only using Robin as they competed for a million dollars. Once home, Robin wants to hide from the humiliation as episodes of The Holdout are aired, and she worries her family was right all along; she’s not a survivor. Yet she could surprise everyone, and have the last laugh. Besides, Robin now has jury duty. And as she forges ahead, confronting her demons about bravery, justice, and romance, Robin will come to decide which is more important: the courage to stand alone, or the strength to love again. The holdout really surprised me. I went into it expecting to like it, but I didn’t… Read more »

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Oct 23
{Review+Giveaway} Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan

{Review+Giveaway} Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan

Welcome to my stop on the Garden of Eden blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the tour Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan Series: The Legend of Eden #1 Re-Release date: October 22nd 2013 Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing Age Group: YA Summary: It has been four years. Four years since the day the Catchers found her family. Four years since she escaped capture. And four years since the day her mother locked her and Will, a boy she hardly knew, in an attic, ‘for their own protection’. Now, Eden White is fifteen, and sick of being a prisoner of parents who all but abandoned her. It was as simple as one walk down a beautiful, foggy beach, but it ended with Eden and Will face to face with Catchers – and this time, there is no escape. When Eden wakes, she finds herself on an island, surrounded by hundreds of stolen children. Enrolled in the island school, Jordan Hall, Eden quickly learns that the island is not… Read more »

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Oct 22
{ARC Review} Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

{ARC Review} Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London Expected publication: October 28th 2013 by Entangled Embrace Age Group: New Adult Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens. “Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly. Henry is Spring’s only hope at publication, but he’s also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can’t help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there’s more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts… Read more »

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Oct 22
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt

Welcome to my stop on the Starstruck blog tour. I have an excerpt and a giveaway where someone will get to name their own star! How cool is that? Starstruck by Brenda Hiatt Paperback, 328 pages Published August 2013 by Createspace Age Group: YA Series: Starstruck #1 Summary: Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict “aunt,” she’s not even sure who she is. M’s dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly humdrum life forever . . . and expose her… Read more »

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Oct 21
{Excerpt} Stealing Promises by Brina Courtney

{Excerpt} Stealing Promises by Brina Courtney

Hey guys, I wanted to share this excerpt from an upcoming New Adult contemporary romance from Brina Courtney, called Stealing Promises Title: Stealing Promises Author: Brina Courtney Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Expected Release Date: November 20th, 2013 Promises are made to be kept, never stolen. But that’s exactly what happened to Victoria Blane and Levi Manor. Tragedy strikes their perfect relationship leaving Victoria struggling to overcome the darkness that threatens to bury her. With Victoria’s life in tatters she decides that running away is easier than dealing with her troubles. But when a friend finds her on the floor in her kitchen, she knows it’s time for a change.   Brighton Hanley knows what it’s like to lose someone. He knows what it’s like to be haunted by things that can never change. When he meets Victoria he recognizes the pain she’s trying to bury deep in her eyes. He knows she’s trying to run away, but he also knows that you can’t run forever.   Victoria is drawn… Read more »

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Oct 20
{Sunday Post+Weekly Recap} October 13-19

{Sunday Post+Weekly Recap} October 13-19

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Hey guys! How have you been? It was a light week on the blog, but it should be picking up next week. Overall, It’s been an amazing week for me Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Month9Books, Freeman Publications, Entangled publishing,  Omnific publishing, and all the authors for these awesome books! * Unchosen (Repaer Diaries #2) by Michele Vail (eARC from Author)  Scion of the Sun (The Solar Snatchers #1) by Nicola Marsh (eARC from publisher)  Shadows of Asphodel (Shadows of Asphodel #1) by Karen Kincy (ecopy from Author) Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London (eARC from Publisher) If only We by Jessica Sankiewicz (eARC from Author) Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T. Michelle (ecopy from author) Undertow (Undertow #1) by K.R. Conway (ecopy from Author) Shattered Silence (Ghostly Rhapsody #2) by Ron C. Nieto (ecopy from Author) Divinity (Divinity #1) by Patricia Leever (ecopy from Publisher) Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) by Dan Brown (bday gift… Read more »

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Oct 20
{ARC Review} Love in the Time of the Dead by Tera Shanley

{ARC Review} Love in the Time of the Dead by Tera Shanley

Welcome to my stop on the Love in the Time of the Dead blog tour Title: Love in the Time of the Dead by Tera Shanley Publisher: Omnific Publishing Expected Release Date: October 22nd, 2013 Age Group: YA Summary: Laney Landry has been fighting Deads alongside her brother and friends for three years. But she has a secret. She’s immune to Dead bites and has to find the right people to trust with the information. Her team rallies around her to find a doctor who can extract a vaccine from Laney which could fight the virus that ended the world. Sean Daniels leads a colony that provides her team with much needed shelter and supplies. He is obviously interested in Laney. The question is whether he’s only intrigued by her as a source for the possible vaccine, or for something more. Tests for the cure might push her body beyond what it can endure, and just as she faces a ghost from her past, her longtime teammate Derek Mitchell hints… Read more »

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Oct 19
{Birthday Giveaway!}

{Birthday Giveaway!}

Hey guys! My 26th birthday was yesterday and I wanted to celebrate with you all. I can’t send you cake but I thought I could share the book love a little! So I’m doing a birthday giveaway! One winner will get to choose from 1 of 4 bookish gifts! option 1: My ARC of Cress Option 2: Signed ARCs of Rock and a Hard Place and Snapshot Option 3: ARC of Afterparty Option 4: Any book of your choice from amazon (up to $12) My birthday was a lot of fun. I went out to dinner and drinks with some friends and hung out with my sister watching pretty little liars all day. Nice and relaxing. And today I am going to watch FSU crush Clemson!! And because I am so excited about my seminoles and how awesome they are this season, if FSU beats Clemson tonight, I will add a SECOND WINNER! They can choose 1 out of the 3 gift options that are left! Fill out the rafflecopter… Read more »

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Oct 17
{Release Day Giveaway} Discovery by Brina Courtney

{Release Day Giveaway} Discovery by Brina Courtney

Happy Release Day to Brina Courtney and her young adult fantasy book, Discovery!   Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews’ boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it’s time to get on with her life. A new home, new job, and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer… …until a young girl’s body shows up one night in town, wearing a pentagram necklace exactly like Teagan’s. Now a guy, looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend, has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger, who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It’s a matter of life… and her death.   Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She’s spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania… Read more »

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Oct 15
{Review+Giveaway} Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

{Review+Giveaway} Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

Welcome to my stop on the Fire in the Darkness Blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the tour Today I have a review of the first book in the series, Darkness of Light Darkness of Light by Stacey Maries Brown Kindle Edition, 298 pages Published February 13th 2013 by Twisted Fairy Publishing Age Group: YA Series: Darkness #1 Summary: Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo. Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her. When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never… Read more »

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