Month: December 2013

Dec 09
{Review} Pawn by Aimee Carter

{Review} Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn by Aimee Carter ebook, 346 pages Published November 26th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN Age Group: YA Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1 Source: eARC from Publisher (Via NetGalley) Summary: YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING. For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own,… Read more »

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Dec 08
{Sunday Post+Weekly Wrap up} December 1-7th

{Sunday Post+Weekly Wrap up} December 1-7th

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Hey guys! How have you been? It’s Sunday Post time again!  Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Kaitlin Bevis, Lavish publishing and Tor Teen for these awesome books! *   Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus #2) by Kaitlin Bevis  (ecopyfrom Author) This Morning I woke up Dead by Mindy Larson (eARC from Publisher) Revelations (The Elysium Chronicles #2) by J.A. Souders (finsihed copy from Publisher) *Both of these books were FREE on amazon Kindle this week* Follow me on Twitter (@BookBriefs) I tweet out free kindle books as I find them Get Inked: Indie Contemporary romance sampler by Tons of Great Authors Fishing for Mr. Right, the Big Mouthed Bass by Michelle A. Hansen Weekly Recap This week on the blog I brought you: This was a busy week on the blog. Lots of reviews and giveaways. Sunday: {Book Blast Giveaway} Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry {Review} The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank (4.5… Read more »

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Dec 08
December Kindle Fire Giveaway!

December Kindle Fire Giveaway!

   Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7". All New Kindle Fire HDX 7" Giveaway The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)    Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)    Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)        December Kindle Fire Giveaway #2 Sponsors I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Feed Your Reader Darker Passions Author Talia Jager The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl Kelly P’s Blog Kelly’s Lucky You LeahSay’s Views Author Bella Street Author Bonnie Blythe Feed Your Fiction Addiction Blogging the Beloved Fae Books Author Kelli Beck Barb’s Wire – eBooks & More MumbleBee Inc. MyLadyWeb: Women’s History and Women Authors I Know That Book! NESSAROX The Reporter and the Girl My Story That I Like Best Jessica Loves Book… Read more »

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Dec 07
{Review+Giveaway} Covert Assignment by Missy Marciassa

{Review+Giveaway} Covert Assignment by Missy Marciassa

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Welcome to my stop on the Covert Assignment blog tour Covert Assignment by Missy Marciassa Publication date: December 2nd 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Series: Covert #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Covert Assignment is a New Adult, Coming of Age Novel with a strong romantic element. Elle is ready for graduation and full-fledged adulthood: no more living like the leftover of her parent’s divorce. She’s about to graduate with her degree in Information Science (the 21st century term for Library Science) and has a ten-year plan as well-designed as any model for analyzing metadata: earn her JD/MBA, enjoy a couple of years as a single professional, then marry her college sweetheart, Adam, and start her own family. Yet Elle feels like she returned to an alternate universe her final semester. There are pictures of Adam with a classmate who must be surgically enhanced, but he insists he wants Elle. CIA recruiters show up on campus, and they aren’t just interested… Read more »

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Dec 06
{Read-A-Thon} Get Read-y Starting Line & Goals #Getready2014

{Read-A-Thon} Get Read-y Starting Line & Goals #Getready2014

^^Click on the banner above to sign up for the read-a-thon^^ Hosted by Loving Books Get Read-y is a month long event to try and get that TBR pile under control before the new year. While my TBR is wayyy too out of control to read it all this month, I am going to try and read more than normal. This weekend is the first of two 48 hour read-a-thon events within the bigger event. I think I am going to set a GOAL TO READ 4 BOOKS during this weekend. Join in on the fun. CLICK HERE to sign up Here is what my progress updates will look like: Saturday Dec 7th: Pages read: 793Books read: 3Total pages to date: 793Total Books read to date: 3   Overall, a great day for reading! My favorite book of the day was Sneaking Candy. It is a great read. I read all day and well into the night, only taking a break to watch the ACC Championship game. (GO NOLES!) Sunday… Read more »

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Dec 06
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Saving of Benjamin Chambers by Anna Bloom

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Saving of Benjamin Chambers by Anna Bloom

The Saving of Benjamin Chambers by Anna Bloom New Adult Contemporary Romance Published December 4th, 2013 Benjamin Chambers needs saving, he just does not know it yet. Bored of his life of repetitive gigs with a band going nowhere fast and one night stands with girls who are only interested in his role as a lead singer, something has got to change. It’s just what do you do when the only life you know involves messing around with guitars and attempting to run away from any female attention that comes your way. Ben has a New Year’s resolution and one that he is determined to keep, quit the band and get a life of his own. Little does Ben realise that on his last night with his band Sound Box he is going to meet a girl who will turn everything he knows upside down. As Ben sets himself the challenge to find ‘The Girl’ again, he may be about to learn that in an effort to rescue her, he… Read more »

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Dec 05
{Top 10+Guest Post+Giveaway} Isaura by Ruth Silver

{Top 10+Guest Post+Giveaway} Isaura by Ruth Silver

Happy Release day to Ruth Silver and the 3rd book in her Aberrant series, Isaura! Today, Ruth is here with a top 10 list of her bookish pet peeves and a guest post about what to do when writers block hits. You can also check out what the series is all about and enter the giveaway at the bottom. Hope you all are having a great week! Top 10 Bookish Peeves When the narrator switches between first and third person for different chapters. When a third person story skips to different scenes with new characters in the same chapter, but doesn’t add an extra line to let me know we’re changing scenes. When I’m reading a Young Adult novel and the characters aren’t acting like teenagers. When authors assume that all teenagers are immature and write them as such.Don’t talk down to teens. Just because it’s a young adult novel, doesn’t mean it needs to sound like it’s written by a thirteen year old. Authors that don’t read. Or authors… Read more »

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Dec 05
{Review} The Road to You by Marilyn Brant

{Review} The Road to You by Marilyn Brant

The Road to You by Marilyn Brant Paperback, 300 pages Published October 3rd 2013 by Twelfth Night Books Age Group: YA/NA  Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Sometimes the only road to the truth…is one you’ve never taken. Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that. The Road to Discovery… Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him. The Road to Danger… There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels… Read more »

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Dec 04
{Review} Dead Embers by TG Ayer

{Review} Dead Embers by TG Ayer

Dead Embers is the second book in the Valkyrie series. If you are new to this series, check out my review of the first book Dead Radiance HERE Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer Paperback, 398 pages Published August 31st 2012 by Infinite Ink Books Age Group: YA Series: Valkyrie #2 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Valkyrie-in-training Bryn Halbrook just can’t catch a break. With her boyfriend stuck in Hel and the taunting laughter of Loki still ringing in her ears, she struggles to concentrate on her training and duties in Odin’s realm. The last thing she expects or wants is more adventure—but then treachery, a shocking abduction and a chilling discovery send her forth on another perilous, globe-hopping mission. As the ultimate battle, Ragnarok, draws closer, it’s a race against time for Bryn, Fenrir and their team to discover who kidnapped her foster brother from the halls of Asgard and what’s causing the mysterious deaths of so many of Odin’s chosen warriors. In the exciting sequel to DEAD RADIANCE, Bryn… Read more »

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Dec 04
{Giveaway} The Balmorie Novellas Series by Kam McKellar

{Giveaway} The Balmorie Novellas Series by Kam McKellar

I have a quick little giveaway for a fun series! I am signing  up to review these titles too so be on the look out for my reviews 🙂 About the series… Welcome to Balmorie Estate, owned and run by the MacLaren brothers, retired US soldiers turned Innkeepers. To keep their family legacy going, they’ve moved to Scotland. They’re 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 their mind is love. But tell that to their first three visitors… Mad About Plaid – Add to GoodReads "He’s a sexy Innkeeper out for a good review. She’s a travel writer with a secret." A Scot Like You – Add to GoodReads "Skinny-dipping in the loch had seemed like a good idea. Until she got caught…" The Trouble With Kilts – Add to GoodReads "He’s a wounded Highlander with an attitude. She can’t resist a challenge." You can read the full… Read more »

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