Month: February 2015

Feb 18
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles @ cindymilesbooks

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Stupid Boy by Cindy Miles @ cindymilesbooks

Stupid Boy is the second book in the New Adult contemporary romance series, Stupid in Love. It is a companion book to Stupid Girl, and features totally new characters. Olivia and Brax, the couple from the main book showed up throughout the story and were connected to the two new characters in Stupid Boy, which was a nice addition. Stupid Girl made my favorites of 2014. I loved it so much! I really liked Stupid Boy a lot too, but it was hard to recreate the love that I felt for Olivia and Brax. So if I had to pick, I would say that I enjoyed this book less than the first book, but only by a little. One part that was bugging me, was that I couldn’t figure out where Harper connected from Stupid Girl. She wasn’t Olivia’s roommate from the first book, but she did seem to know Olivia and Brax, but I just couldn’t place her. Maybe it was never explained, maybe they just know each other… Read more »

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Feb 18
{Release Day Excerpt} Heart Of Stone by Kelly Keaton @KellyKeaton

{Release Day Excerpt} Heart Of Stone by Kelly Keaton @KellyKeaton

  A CHILD FATED TO START A WAR. A LOVE SHE’LL RISK EVERYTHING TO PROTECT. Set in New 2, a dangerous and lush alternate New Orleans, the fourth book in Keaton’s Gods & Monsters series, finds the God-killer Ari and Mistborn Sebastian on the hunt for Archer, infant son of Athena, a child fated to bring about the Blood Wars, the ultimate showdown between the gods and the monsters they created, a war that will trap mankind in the middle of a destructive conflict thousands of years in the making. As Ari and Sebastian attempt to rescue the child, forces pull them apart, sending Sebastian on a perilous journey to the desert sands of Egypt and into the lair of a dark, enthralling entity, and Ari to the Halls of Olympus and, darker still, the very heart of the Underworld where Death awaits with a bargain that brings Ari’s worst nightmares into sharp and heart wrenching focus.   Published: February 17th, 2015 Add to GoodReads   A LOOK INSIDE HEART… Read more »

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Feb 17
{Review+Giveaway} Sing For Me by Gracie Madison @authorgracie

{Review+Giveaway} Sing For Me by Gracie Madison @authorgracie

Sing for Me is the first book in the new adult supernatural series, the Angels and Arias series. As you may have guessed it, this is an angels and demons type of battle story with some romance. But there is also a pretty different twist on the story. It centers around a lovely angel named Madeline, and she is a choir angel. She sings and provides the vocal entertainment in her home of the realm. But a rogue angel is chasing down the choirs (I am not really sure why) and so she is in hiding. So a lot of the story centers around music and theater, which I thought was a nice balance to all of the doom and gloom of fighting demons. Sing for Me was a lovely story, and looks like I series that I would really enjoy. I adored Madeline, and Damascus really. Both of them were so different that I almost have no idea what drew each of them to the other, but when they… Read more »

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Feb 16
{Interview+Giveaway} Sanyare: The Last Descendant by @MeganPHaskell

{Interview+Giveaway} Sanyare: The Last Descendant by @MeganPHaskell

1. Describe your book in a tweet. (140 characters or less) Choice: make friends with the enemy dark elves or be executed for treason. She’s innocent, but Rie must break the law to prove it. 2. Do you have a specific writing style?  I’m not sure you’d call it a style, so much as a philosophy. In Sanyare, I tried to create a fantasy world where real people could live, work, and breathe. My protagonist is grounded in the daily life of the realms, and I’ve tried to incorporate some of the economic realities of the different worlds. But with all of that, I think my writing is tight and concise. I don’t waste words and I keep the story moving. 3. What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?  The short answer is time. I’m a stay at home mom, so writing Sanyare took a long time. You’ll often hear advice from indie authors who say you should write fast and publish often… Read more »

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Feb 14
{Valentine’s Day Giveaway} #TheDUFF film release!

{Valentine’s Day Giveaway} #TheDUFF film release!

 Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope your day is filled with flowers and chocolate and teddy bears…or lots and lots of books….or whatever it is that you love. I am currently out camping and reading the weekend away in my hammock. If you haven’t bought yourself your fellow booklovers something from my valentine’s day gift guide, there is still time to do some shopping. You can find that post here But if you are hoping to win some free gifts for valentine’s day, you are also in the right place! To celebrate the release of The DUFF in movie theaters on February 20th, CBS Films has provided a pretty awesome giveaway for one lucky blog follower of mine. I am super excited to see the DUFF by Kody Keplinger come to life on the big screen. I think it is going to be hilarious.       Official Websites Follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Visit the Official Website Follow TheDUFFMovie on Snapchat for exclusive chats and content debuts #TheDUFF… Read more »

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Feb 13
{Sale Alert+Giveaway} Valentine’s Weekend Sale Spectacular! @givemebooksblog

{Sale Alert+Giveaway} Valentine’s Weekend Sale Spectacular! @givemebooksblog

  Valentine’s Weekend Sale Spectacular 18 books on sale for only 99c each     Love’s Second Chance by L.P. Dover   AMAZON US / UK   Never Let Me Go Box Set by Jessica Gibson   AMAZON US / UK   On the Dotted Line by Kim Carmichael   AMAZON US / UK   Twisted Lies by Sedona Venez AMAZON US / UK   Wanderlust by Lacey Weatherford & Belinda Boring   AMAZON US / UK   The Book Affair Volume One   AMAZON US / UK   Temporary Bliss by B.J. Harvey   AMAZON US / UK   Sands Through the Hourglass by T.M. Schaefer   AMAZON US / UK   Chasing Jenna by Micki Fredricks   AMAZON US / UK   No Brainer by A.J. Lape   AMAZON US / UK   The Mystic Wolves Box Set Volume One by Belinda Boring   AMAZON US / UK   Talented by Sophie Davis   AMAZON US / UK   Free to Try by C.W. Nightly   AMAZON US… Read more »

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Feb 13
{Review+Giveaway} The Hooker and the Hermit by @LHCosway & Penny Reid @ReidRomance

{Review+Giveaway} The Hooker and the Hermit by @LHCosway & Penny Reid @ReidRomance

Obsessed. That is one word to describe how I have become with all of Penny Reid’s books. This is the third one that I have read from her and I think every single one of them got 5 star reviews from me. That is crazy! I am a huge fan of her blend of comedy, wittiness and romance. It is something that seems to work for me every single time. I didn’t even know this was a collaboration between Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway until I started to put this post together. Now I have another author on my radar. I must find some more of L.H. Cosway’s books to read. There are so many things that I loved about The Hooker and the Hermit, so I am just going to give you a few of the highlights. And before we start that, get your minds out of the gutter- this kind of hooker is the rugby equivalent of a quarterback. Ok, back to the things that I loved about… Read more »

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Feb 12
{Review} Burdened by Peiri Ann

{Review} Burdened by Peiri Ann

Burdened is the first book in the New Adult series of the same name. I had such high hopes for Burdened. I thought the cover was pretty and creepy at the same time- perfect for the paranormal element of the story, and I thought the summary had lots of potential to unique and very interesting. I love stories involving being mated to someone. I thought this would be right up my alley, but I think by this point you are starting to see that a big BUT is coming. And here it is…But Burdened just didn’t work for me. I thought the story was ok, but the book on a whole was just a lot more cringe-worthy than it was enjoyable. I put this book down about 10 times, sometimes with the intention of not picking it up again, and sometimes because I just needed a break from it. But each time I convinced myself to go back because I wanted to see how the story would turn out. The… Read more »

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Feb 11
{Review+Giveaway} Paper or Plastic by @ViviBarnes @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Paper or Plastic by @ViviBarnes @EntangledTeen

Paper Or plastic is a story about a teenage girl that gets caught shoplifting with her friend and as a punishment, she has to work at the SmartMart, a very uncool store in town, to repay her crime. The whole shoplifting incident happened very early on in the story so some of the details were a blur. But even so, I thought that Paper or Plastic was a very cute and fun fluffy contemporary. Great for a light read. I thought Vivi Barnes did a wonderful job with her characters. Especially considering the fact that initially Alexis and her friends seemed like real brats, it was a big accomplishment to make me like Alexis as much as I did. I am so happy to report that my initial impression of her was incorrect. Of course my impression of some of her “friends” and of her mom wasn’t incorrect at all, but sometimes those “bad” characters can add to a story too. I mean, hey, at least they pull some strong… Read more »

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Feb 10
{ARC Review} Love Lattes and Mutants by @Sandra_Cox @KensingtonBooks

{ARC Review} Love Lattes and Mutants by @Sandra_Cox @KensingtonBooks

Love Latte and Mutants is the first book in the young adult science fiction Mutant Series. Piper’s mother was experimented on before she was born and injected with Dolphin DNA. After some time (we don’t really know too much of her mother’s backstory yet) she escaped and had Piper. Piper is interesting because while she is completely human she had dolphin characteristics, like a blowhole which allows her to stay under water for 30 minutes. Piper does a good job keeping a low profile until a boy comes along and screws it all up. Just kidding…kind of. But Tyler did force her into the spotlight a lot more. What I liked most about Piper was that she seemed to take on some siren-like qualities as well. Her voice was enchanting to males, so she had to hide that about her as well. Love Lattes and Mutants is a quick little read that I think sets up the series very nicely. I liked the book, but I feel like I have… Read more »

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