Month: January 2015

Jan 31
{Kindle Giveaway} Courtlight Series and Crown Service Series Spotlight by Terah Edun @tedunwrites

{Kindle Giveaway} Courtlight Series and Crown Service Series Spotlight by Terah Edun @tedunwrites

    Author Terah Edun is hosting a huge giveaway and having sales to celebrate the new books in her two series the Courtlight Series, and the Crown Service Series. So check out the series below, enjoy the excerpt from the Courtlight series and enter the giveaway to win a Kindle Fire HD. As a bonus, everyone that enters the giveaway will also get audible copies of the first book in each series! ——————————– And be sure to come back tomorrow, because I have my review of the Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black up on the blog 🙂 ——————————— Courtlight Series and Crown Service Series by Terah Edun Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult The Courtlight Series When peasant girl Ciardis is chosen for a position at court, she travels across the empire to begin a new life. To survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince, and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed.     The Crown Service Series As an unstoppable war breaks out between… Read more »

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Jan 30
{Review} Three Brothers by Nicole Williams @nwilliamsbooks

{Review} Three Brothers by Nicole Williams @nwilliamsbooks

Author’s Note: This book is a “sweet” romance that isn’t overly sexy. Fans of LOST & FOUND will be interested in THREE BROTHERS. Three Brothers is the first Nicole Williams book that I have had the pleasure of reading, and I think I need a day or two to recover from it. Holy cow, this book touched me deep down to my core, it was so emotional. I need to scour my kindle and see if I have any of her other books, because I don’t know why it has taken me this long to discover hew haunting and powerful writing style. I know it says it right in the summary, but this book is much more on the sweet romance side of new adult, and because of the other books in genre, it will seem much more tame and even a little slower paced than other New Adult books. But trust me, that works with the story perfectly. The story follows Scout, who left home to attend Vet school,… Read more »

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Jan 29
{Giveaway} Burdened by Peiri Ann

{Giveaway} Burdened by Peiri Ann

Title: Burdened Author: Peiri Ann Series: Burdened #1 Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance (Warning: Burdened contains mature content and strong language some may not find appropriate for readers under the age of 17.) Eighteen-year-old Tracey Warren is a ‘run-of-the-mill’ high school student on the verge of graduation. She has her friends and her fun; she has life all figured out. Or she thought she did. Her pedestrian reality crashes around her after an innocuous touch from a diabolically handsome stranger. Just one touch from Nathan Newcomb and her head and her world spins out of control. Soon she discovers that the only cure for the uneasy feelings and pain is Nathan himself. A man whose very existence balances between violent chaos and rigidly controlled dangers. Nathan knows that the life of a woman mated to a burdened Sephlem is destined for peril beyond a human’s reckoning. But Tracey calls to his desire to experience love in spite of the hazards. And Nathan’s impossibly potent magnetism draws Tracey into a bonding… Read more »

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Jan 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood @jen_blackwood @EPEmbrace

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood @jen_blackwood @EPEmbrace

Foolproof is the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series called the Drexler University Series. I didn’t know this when I first picked up the book. After digging around a bit on goodreads, I found out it was part of the series, but I was never lost while reading. Each book works as a standalone. There were a few instances where I wished that I had read the first book, Unethical, before I had read this one to get some background on the Payton and Blake stuff, especially to see where Jules tied into their whole relationship. But overall, it works well as a standalone with overlapping characters. The thing that I really liked most about Foolproof is not only is it a fast paced, get your heart pumping romance between Jules and Ryan, but it is also a growing up/deciding-what-they-want-to-do-with-their-lives journey. Each one of them faces different struggles with the age old question, “What do I want to do when I grow up?” It was interesting to… Read more »

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Jan 27
{Release Giveaway} 18 Thoughts by Jamie Ayres

{Release Giveaway} 18 Thoughts by Jamie Ayres

18 Thoughts Launch & Giveaway! Greetings, fellow book nerds! I have YA author Jamie Ayres here today , and I’m so excited to announce that 18 Thoughts, the final book in the My So-Called Afterlife trilogy, is finally available from Curiosity Quills Press! Toss the virtual confetti, because it’s been three years in the making (and virtual confetti is a lot less messy). If you haven’t heard of this series yet, here’s the cliffnotes summary of each book: 18 Things: Olga Gay Worontzoff struggles to live again after a lightning strike kills the best friend she was secretly in love with. Her therapist suggests she write a life list of eighteen things to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday, sending her and her friends, including the new hottie in town, on an unexpected journey they’ll never forget. But there’s more to Olga’s quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken. 18 Truths: With the lessons the 18 Things life list… Read more »

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Jan 26
{Review} Her Backup Boyfriend by @AshleeMallory @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

{Review} Her Backup Boyfriend by @AshleeMallory @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

Her Backup Boyfriend is the first in a new contemporary romance/romantic comedy series from author Ashlee Mallory and the Entangled Bliss  imprint. It is my personal opinion that this is less a romantic comedy and more just a sweet contemporary. I was really excited to find out that this was the first book in a series about Dominic’s family, The Sorensen Family, because we got to meet many of the other members and I love their family dynamic. It is so nice to see a happy and functioning large family depicted in a book. Too often I feel like they focus on the dysfunctional, which don’t get me wrong, has its’ place as well, but with a HEA romance, it is pleasant to see a great family group as support. Her Backup Boyfriend follows a lawyer in a large  corporate defense firm- which in case you didn’t know, gets the rep. of being the “bad guys”. I am not here to talk about whether they are or aren’t, but in… Read more »

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Jan 26
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles @cindymilesbooks

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles @cindymilesbooks

I am so stinkin’ excited for Stupid Boy! I absolutely, positively, com[pletely LOVED the first book, Stupid Girl. Stupid Boy is a companion book, and if it is anywhere near as good as stupid girl, it will be amazing! Check out the excerpt and giveaway, and if you have not read Stupid Girl yet- shame on you! You can find out more about the book and pick up your own copy HERE —————————————— Title: Stupid Boy Author: Cindy Miles Series: Stupid in Love #2 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance From Cindy Miles, bestselling new adult author of STUPID GIRL, comes the next installment of her blockbuster Stupid in Love series – STUPID BOY.  Brax Jenkins and Olivia Beaumont are the most envied couple at Winston University—but the so-called “virginity dare,” orchestrated by Brax’s old fraternity, almost tore them apart. Now, a new dare is taking shape, and it’s sure to set emotions ablaze–more than ever before. Winston’s “It Girl” Harper Belle isn’t just president of the Deltas–she’s also a master… Read more »

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Jan 23
{Review+Giveaway} Ward Against Disaster by @MelanieCard @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Ward Against Disaster by @MelanieCard @EntangledTeen

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 Disaster is the third book in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series. I’m not sure how many books are going to be in this series, but it is definitely not done yet. There is at least one more book to come, and I for one, hope there are about 3 more or so. I really like how detailed this series is. It seems like we get to know each and every character even better in each subsequent book, which is no small feat. But between you and me, I have to say that I liked the original covers more than these new ones. This is a series that you must read in order. I read the second book, Ward Against Darkness in September of 2013, and I had a hard time remembering all the little details of things that had happened…. Read more »

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Jan 22
{Review+Giveaway} Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon @entangledteen @ccannonauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon @entangledteen @ccannonauthor

Bridges Burned is the second book in the young adult paranormal series, Going Down in Flames. This book dives right in after the events of the first book, so if you haven’t read the first book in a while, you may be lost. I was. I had to go back and read my first review to try and spark my memory of just how everything left off. I think Bridges Burned was a good second installment in the Going Down in Flames series, although I have to say one character in particular threw me for a loop. He did a complete 180 personality wise. There is more romance, or should I say romance drama in this book than there was in the first book. And I was kind of bummed by that. It mostly has to do with what a huge jerk Zavien is. I liked him in the first book and I was undecided about Jaxon, but in this book it totally gets reversed. I can’t stand Zavien, and… Read more »

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Jan 21
{Review+Giveaway} Where Dead Bodies Lie by @KatCazanav @nereydag1003

{Review+Giveaway} Where Dead Bodies Lie by @KatCazanav @nereydag1003

Where Dead Bodies Lie is the first in the young adult paranormal/thriller series, called the Body Dowser series. And don’t worry, just what exactly is a body dowser will be explained because I didn’t know when I started reading either. Basically it is what her abilities are called. What I liked about Where Dead Bodies Lie is that the story and Kat Cazanav’s writing draws you in right away. Some stories take a little while to really heat up in excitement, but I never felt that way with Where Dead Bodies Lie. The book starts off right in the middle of the action and within the first couple of pages we get a taste of what some of the Dowser abilities are. Another thing I loved about the paranormal element of Where Dead Bodies Lie is that this ability is passed down through the women in Stella’s, the main character, family. But not only does the ability get passed down, but a talisman of sorts also gets passed down. And… Read more »

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