Month: February 2015

Feb 28
{ #Review } Heartsick by Caitlin Sinead @CaitlinsineadJ @CarinaPress

{ #Review } Heartsick by Caitlin Sinead @CaitlinsineadJ @CarinaPress

Heartsick is a new adult suspense, with paranormal twists. Heartsick was different than I thought it would be, but not in a bad way. I thought it was some kind of disease that acted as a love potion of sorts. I know that sounds silly, and I have no idea why I even thought that (other than the title of the book) but I could have sworn that I read that somewhere in the summary when I first got the book. So when I started reading, I was a little surprised at the direction the story was going in. I even stopped and re-read the summary. Then I realized that I totally got this book wrong, but I was still enjoying the plot line, which felt very mysterious. So I just went with it. And I am glad for my original misconception, but I ended up really liking Heartsick. Luke is the love interest in the story and there promises to be a big secret about him. The reader finds out what that… Read more »

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Feb 27
{ #Review + Giveaway} Seduce by Jennifer Snyder @JennSnyder04

{ #Review + Giveaway} Seduce by Jennifer Snyder @JennSnyder04

Seduce is the first book in a New adult paranormal romance series. The Series is called Succubus Kiss. Seduce transports readers to a world in North Carolina where all sorts of paranormal creatures live and play. It seemed like there were a ton of them in this town, living alongside all the normal humans. In Jennifer Synder’s paranormal world all creatures- paranormal and human, have a distinct aura color. The main character, Kenna, who is a Succubus does a pretty good job of linking the auras she sees to what kind of person or creature they are. Human auras reflect the human’s personality and paranormal auras are only based on what kind of creature they are. So throughout the story I got a good feel for the various character’s auras, but at the end of the book there is a great little chart that plots out the colors and what they mean. If you have a paperback book, flip to the back and check it out before reading. I had… Read more »

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Feb 26
{Review+Giveaway} Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis @daviskaitlyn

{Review+Giveaway} Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis @daviskaitlyn

Gathering Frost is the first book in the young adult fantasy series. The Series is called Once Upon a Curse, and each of the books are loosely based on fairy tale re-tellings. But let me tell you that if the rest of the books are anything like the first one, these are fairy tales that are twisted and turned in ways that you will not see coming. Gathering Frost is a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty, but there is no sleeping beauty in this tale. It is a waking curse placed on the heroine, who in the very first chapter claims that she is actually the bad guy? Sounds different than your average take, doesn’t it? It is! Gathering Frost seemed like Sleeping Beauty meets the Snow Queen meets the creativity that is Kaitlyn Davis’ mind. Jade is an interesting girl. I loved seeing the bland, emotionless shell that she was at the start of the book because it makes you appreciate the moments where the real Jade starts to peek… Read more »

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Feb 25
{ #Review } Insanity by @CameronJace

{ #Review } Insanity by @CameronJace

Insanity is the first book in the young adult series of the same name. Originally I thought that the series was going to be called Mad in Wonderland, and I have to admit that I liked that name more, but insanity is very fitting for this book. I loved this book. I think it might be my first (and only) 5 star book of the month.  I thought that Cameron Jace did an amazing job capturing the mad essence and nonsensical sense of Lewis Carrol in his writing. I am a huge fan of both Through the Looking Glass and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, so these books were a match made in mad heaven for me. I loved Cameron Jace’s Grimm Diaries, but Insanity has to be my favorite book of his to date. All of the characters came to life right in front of my eyes. Pillar the Killer was incredible. I know it sounds weird, but I am totally infatuated with him. I know that was not the… Read more »

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Feb 24
{Interview+Giveaway} Twisted by Holly Hook @hollyannehook

{Interview+Giveaway} Twisted by Holly Hook @hollyannehook

Twisted is the first book of the Deathwind Trilogy, a new young adult and teen paranormal romance series. The second book, Torn, is also available. Book Three of the Deathwind Trilogy, Unleashed, will be released in Summer of 2015. 1. Describe Twisted in a Tweet. (140 characters or less) Allie’s tornado chasing trip changes her forever in a way she never expected… 2. What kind of research did you do in preparation of Twisted? I watched lots and lots of tornado videos on Youtube and of course read everything I could about these storms.  I’ve always had a fascination with tornadoes which helped me begin the book in the first place. 3. Tornado Chasing is kind of a “daredevil” type hobby. Are you a daredevil as well or more cautious? It depends.  A big part of me would like to try that.  However, I’m scared to death of icy roads and get sick at the thought of driving on them. 4. What were some of your favorite YA books from… Read more »

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Feb 23
{Review+Giveaway} Remote by Lisa Acerbo @Apocalipstick_ @etopiapress

{Review+Giveaway} Remote by Lisa Acerbo @Apocalipstick_ @etopiapress

Remote is the first book in the young adult sci fi/dystopian series. Although it doesn’t say specifically that there will be a series, the ending led me to believe that there would at the very least be a sequel. I don’t read too many young adult science fiction books with a dystopian leaning. Because they need to be really well done for me to enjoy them. World building is so, so critical to the development of the story and for whatever reason, I find myself not liking more books in this genre than others in young adult. I don’t exactly know why because I really love some of them, they are just harder for me to find. I am happy to report that I found Remote to be a very enjoyable read. It certainly goes into the well done category of science fiction and dystopian books. I found the world that Lisa Acerbo created to be detailed, descriptive and well developed. New State is a world where everyone is implanted… Read more »

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Feb 22
{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of Feb. 15-21st

{Weekly Wrap Up} Week of Feb. 15-21st

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? It has been forever since I have done a sunday post. Mostly because I have been so super busy lately, that I have not been keeping a good enough track of where all my books are coming from. I have been behind on my emails, behind on the mail. Behind on everything really. (which reminds me, I am making a post office run next week. So prize winners from my site- your prizes will be mailed out!) So what has changed? I found THIS BLOG and started to want to do a better job with organization and time management. So I got a few new web apps and phone apps that I can use to help automate some of my blogging processes. I am still testing them out and learning them, but I already have a whole series of posts in the works for… Read more »

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Feb 21
{ #Review } Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up by @AuthorShaeRoss @EPEmbrace

{ #Review } Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up by @AuthorShaeRoss @EPEmbrace

Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up is a standalone (at least at this time) new adult contemporary romance from Entangled Embrace’s romance imprint. This is another one of Entangled’s imprints that I all seem to have great luck with.  And Pretty Smart Girls is a fun, flirty and well rounded romance story about a girls team from Michigan State and a guys team from University of Michigan competing against each other in an entrepreneurial competition. I really liked the competition setting and I liked the school rivalry theme woven throughout the book. I could easily picture this as a Florida State v. University of Florida thing and put myself right in that rivalry mindset. I also loved the title for this book, these ladies are pretty, yes, but first and foremost they are smart. And the play on the pretty smart and pretty, smart girls is explained throughout the book. This was my first opportunity to enjoy a book by Shae Ross, and I have to say I can’t wait to… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Review+Giveaway} Seduction’s Kiss by @alyssaroseivy @InkSlingerPR

{Review+Giveaway} Seduction’s Kiss by @alyssaroseivy @InkSlingerPR

Alyssa Rose Ivy had done it again! Seduction’s Kiss is a prequel novella to the Allure Chronicles. Which is a new adult paranormal romance series set in her awesome world of New Orleans with all the paranormals we know and love from her. This is a companion series to both the Crescent Chronicles and the Empire Chronicles. (and kind of the Dire series as well) I love that they are all set in the same universe because we gets lots of cross over. Seduction’s Kiss is a lovely little set up to the series, and best of all, it is FREE on amazon. So you have no excuse to not go out and grab a copy ASAP. And Lure, the first full length book in the series, released earlier this week. I can’t wait to read it myself, especially after having my appetite whetted from Seduction’s Kiss. Seduction’s Kiss and the Allure Chronicles follow Daisy ( a non- paranormal) and Owen, a character from previous books. Daisy is dragged to… Read more »

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Feb 19
{ #Review } Bright Fire by MJ Austin @mjaustinbooks

{ #Review } Bright Fire by MJ Austin @mjaustinbooks

Bright Fire is the first book in a young adult fantasy/mythology series. Delfia is the daughter of Persephone and Hades, only she never knew that little tidbit about herself. I love mythology stories and I have a special affinity for Persephone and Hades. Bright Fire was a little different than most Hades fiction that I have read. Here he is more of the traditional bad guy, and certainly not the love interest like he was in the few other young adult books he was featured in. Bright Fire took a unique perspective on the fantasy tales and I enjoyed it. Plus, I can’t get over how much I love this cover. I just want to stare at it all day. Sigh. The book felt kind of stilted at first. Delfia’s parents are killed almost instantly and no one really had a reaction. People were shocked and sad, but Delfia’s mom’s best friend just acted like nothing even happened at all. The book said she was sad, but in the very… Read more »

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