Month: June 2014

Jun 30
{Giveaway} Sizzling Summer Reads Giveaway Hop

{Giveaway} Sizzling Summer Reads Giveaway Hop

Click on the banner for the giveaway host page. Hosted by Lily Bloom Books.  For this hop I am going to suggest some awesome summery books that I loved. (All of them got 4 or 5 stars from me) The winner can choose any of the books listed and I will send them an ebook from amazon. Or they can pick a different summer book (up to $5) and I will send them the ebook from amazon Or if the winner is US they can choose the ebook OR one of the paperback  books listed below Click on book covers to go to book’s goodreads page ebooks that I loved!                                                   Paperback options (US winner only) Rules: -must be 16+ – open internationally (as long as you can accept ebooks from amazon) -My contest Policy Applies INT Winner will get to choose one ebook listed above, or… Read more »

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Jun 30
{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle

{Review+Giveaway} By Jove by Marissa Doyle

  By Jove is a mythology romance that takes place in a Boston University. Theo is a graduate student studying Latin (and greek and roman get woven in through other members of the classics department.) It is a mythology and history nerds dream book. I loved the academic setting, and the mythology buff in my squeed over the idea of a whole classics department being taught by actual gods and goddesses. How cool would that be? I loved guessing who everyone was. Some were easy to figure out, and others were a little tougher, but it all made reading the book more fun. Marissa Doyle did a fantastic job with her attention to detail. Even the clothes and food and drink were added into the story properly. It was excellent. It is just how I would imagine Gods living in the modern world. I loved the opulence of their parties. Theo is my kind of girl. Nerdy and not at all ashamed by how interested she is in learning. It… Read more »

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Jun 30
{Character Interview+Giveaway} IMPERVIOUS by Heather Letto

{Character Interview+Giveaway} IMPERVIOUS by Heather Letto

INTERVIEW WITH FRAN: Hi all! Heather Letto here with a funny story– I sent Fran an email not too long ago, asking if she wouldn’t mind making an appearance for today’s blog stop. She said, sure… if I was willing to throw a few donuts and a Big Gulp into the kitty. So, sitting with me today, fresh out of the Impervious air vents, with a box of Dunkin’s finest in her lap, would you welcome Gen-Four’s most elusive Rebel, Fran Monde. Fran (Waving a chocolate cake donut dipped in sprinkles): Hey. Heather: Do you mind if I call you Fran or do you prefer Frannie? Fran: (Stuffs donut into her mouth and rolls her eyes.) Heather: Great. Fran it is. So let’s start with your hometown, Fran. Although it wasn’t your favorite place, I’m sure the readers would love to hear about the city. What can you tell us about the lifestyle of an Impervieite (and yours before you became a Rebel)? Fran: Well, you might notice as you… Read more »

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Jun 29
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of June 23- 29

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of June 23- 29

Sunday Post is Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves is Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews Hey guys! How has your week been? Books I got this week: *Thank you so much to Bloomsbury USA and Chelsea Cameron for these awesome books! * I had no idea I would be getting the Bone Season, let alone 2 copies, so I was pretty excited. I will be giving away one of the copies sometime this week, so be sure to check back in on Tuesday for your chance to win one.   Weekly Recap This week on the blog I brought you: Next Week on the Blog: *Note: These are not final. Some posts may change* Monday: {Review} By Jove by Marissa Doyle {Character Interview} Impervious Tuesday: {Giveaway} Cover Madness Giveaway Hop {Giveaway} Sizzling Summer Hop {Review+Giveaway} The Line that Binds by J.M. Miller Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday {Review} Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon Thursday: {ARC Review} The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson Friday: {Review} Burn Me by Shelley Watters {Review}… Read more »

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Jun 28
{ARC Review} Hungry by H.A. Swain @HeatherASwain

{ARC Review} Hungry by H.A. Swain @HeatherASwain

Hungry centers around a very unique plot line. It is a dystopian, and in some ways it is set up very similar to your typical YA dystopian. A power hungry government that demands complete control over it’s citizens, while holding onto tons of secrets of their own. But in other ways, Hungry felt very different. The descriptions of the world captivated me. H.A. Swain immerses you in a world sometime in the future that is so utterly different than the one that we know. Technology is very advanced and humans are pretty different. There are still some grandparents and parents that were around when the world started running out of food. That is how quick of a timeline we are talking about. I was confused about some of the background information, and a couple of logistics, like the whole oxygen issue if there were no plants and fauna around, but H.A. Swain quickly sweeps you into her crazy new world and you are lost in the detail and story line…. Read more »

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Jun 27
{Review} The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

{Review} The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

The Accidental Socialite is one heck of a hilariously funny ride. You won’t believe all of the crazy things one girl manages to get herself into. Paige packs up and moves to London after she graduated from university. Armed with a degree, very little cash and a couple of suitcases she goes to make something of herself. And what she gets is one thing after another. She goes on an adventure all ride, but it not the one that she thought she would. She is a hoot, and The Accidental Socialite will have you laughing out loud more times than you can count. It was a lot like reality TV for me, you can’t turn away. There were a few parts of the book where I felt like the storyline was dragging, and not really progressing anywhere. That was a bit tiring, but I still felt this need to find out what was going to happen to Paige next. Paige is a Canadian, and she is so clueless about pretty… Read more »

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Jun 26
{Interview+Giveaway} Bloomsbury Spark’s Six Month Sparkiversary!

{Interview+Giveaway} Bloomsbury Spark’s Six Month Sparkiversary!

Welcome to Bloomsbury Spark’s Six Month Sparkiversary! Bloomsbury Spark is a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA, and new adult readers. Today I have an interview with some of bloomsbury Spark authors as well as a giveaway for a kindle preloaded with 12 Bloomsbury Spark titles!  Cool, right? What has been your best experience since the release of your book? Ashley Poston: Definitely all the support on Twitter and Facebook! I never thought I’d have so many people out of the blue just tweeting me to tell me how much they loved my story! It means a lot to me. I think every author has one story that’s their “baby” and mine is The Sound of Us. While it’s a very funny, very light-hearted YA/NA crossover (think Fangirl), its tackles some heavy-hitting stuff that’s pretty personal to me. And it’s surreal and wonderful and thrilling to read how much other people enjoyed it! Caroline Dunford: I loved seeing the face… Read more »

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Jun 26
{Author Top 10+Giveaway} Prime Deception by Carys Jones

{Author Top 10+Giveaway} Prime Deception by Carys Jones

    My Top Ten Nibbles By Carys Jones, author of Prime Deception and Sunkissed If you happen to follow me on Twitter (@tiny_dancer85) you’d know that I mostly tweet about two things; my dog and food. I’m a bit of a piglet when it comes to food so for today for my 10s list I thought I’d share with you my Top Ten Nibbles! Any excuse to talk about food, right? Whenever I finish writing for the day my reward is always something sweet! I’m very much a grazer and nibble throughout the day but don’t really eat big meals. So here are the ten treats which I’m happiest to nibble on! Jelly Babies I LOVE jelly babies! But only the Bassett brand ones and then only the red and orange flavours. When it comes to sweets I only ever eat the reds and oranges, sometimes a purple. Cake Any form of cake is good. I particularly like cupcakes. One of my favourite things to do is to curl… Read more »

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Jun 25
{Review+Giveaway} Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

{Review+Giveaway} Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

Star Struck is the second book in the Lights, Camera Series. The first book, Take Two was about Movie star Micah Preston. This book is about his co-star from the movie they were filming the in the first book, Heather. I was really happy that this was Heather’s story, because other than knowing she was a big time movie actress that had a tendency towards being stuck up, we really didn’t get to know her at all. In Star Struck we really got to break past all of her walls and defenses and we got to know her really well. That is my favorite kind of character development lately. When you can actively see the growth; slow and constant. Laurelin Paige did an excellent job telling Heather and Seth’s story. Heather is complicated. She certainly has a diva flair to her, but it is not for the reasons that you might be thinking. She doesn’t only think that she is too good for other people. She fears fans, and anyone… Read more »

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Jun 25
{WoW} The Dire Wolves Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy

{WoW} The Dire Wolves Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy

This week I am waiting on…. The Dire Wolves Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy! The covers are designed by Cover It Designs with photographs courtesy of CJC Photography. The Dire Wolves Chronicles is a brand new New Adult paranormal romance series that you will want to add to your TBR pile ASAP! The Order of the books is: Dire, Dusk, Dawn,with DIRE publishing September 2014!! About DIRE: Dire: The Dire Wolves Chronicles Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn’t my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything. It was all Gage’s fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other… Read more »

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