Month: November 2015

Nov 30
{Giveaway} Twelve Days of New Adult #Giveaway

{Giveaway} Twelve Days of New Adult #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop. This giveaway is international! I have loved New Adult from the moment it first emerged as a new genre. So for this hop, I am going to showcase some of my favorite new adult reads, and one winner can grab a copy of any New Adult they like for themselves! Let’s start with some of my favorites! All of the book covers link to my review The winner can choose any of the above books in ebook form. If you would like another book from one of the series pictured, you may also choose that. And if you don’t like any of these new adult books you should get your head examined. I mean, you can choose another new adult ebook (any one you want! up to $5US) To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win an ebook of your choice from the books listed above or any new adult ebook of choice (up to $5)…. Read more »

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Nov 28
{Gift Idea Alert+Giveaway} Put me in the story

{Gift Idea Alert+Giveaway} Put me in the story

Have you guys heard of these Put Me in the Story books? I think they are the perfect gift idea for young kids. You can personalize the book to be about your child/niece/student/friend. It is so cute. I just heard about them this year, and I really wanted to share it with you because they are having a sale going on right now. (And no, I don’t get any kind of commission or % if you buy. I just thought it was a really cool idea for a gift) SANTA’S BAG BOOKS   ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas by Daniel Kirk $29.99 personalized book It’s the night before Christmas and Father Mouse is stirring in YOUR house to the sound of Santa Claus and eight tiny reindeer! Cozy up as Father Mouse shares his story of what happens next. You’ll get a peek at Santa and a glimpse of your gifts under the tree, too. With illustrations that began as original ink drawings, this new spin on a classic Christmas… Read more »

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Nov 27
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey

What Makes a Swoon-Worthy Romance Hero? With so many characters in a romance novel it can be hard for a hero to shine, especially if the book is part of an ongoing series. But he’s the lead, so he needs to be a man the reader can and will fall head over heels for. Whether he’s a firefighter or a cowboy or a vampire, there are things we look for in a man when it comes to happily ever after. Abs. Yes, a swoon worthy romance hero will have rippled abs the heroine itches to run her hands over. If you’ve seen the cover for Controlled Burn, the second book in my Boston Fire series, you know my hero, Rick Gullotti, doesn’t lack in the sexy abs department. But Rick, who’s a lieutenant with the fire department, is a lot more than his looks. One of the things I love most about him, and about most of the heroes from favorite books, is his sense of family. Besides having a… Read more »

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Nov 25
{Review+Giveaway} Stupid Love by Cindy Miles @cindymilesbooks

{Review+Giveaway} Stupid Love by Cindy Miles @cindymilesbooks

Stupid Love is the third and final book in the New Adult contemporary romance series, Stupid in Love. Stupid Love is the story of Memory and Jace. It is a companion book to Stupid Girl, and Stupid Boy, but like the first two books it focuses on a new couple. This is a very popular trend in new adult. Series books, each featuring a novel that “stands alone” about a different couple. While I typically like series to follow the same characters, I do enjoy romances in this vein if the characters are well done and if each book is able to feel complete on its’ own. Cindy Miles does an excellent job with each of those things, and it is for those reasons that I love her Stupid in Love series so much. 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, the… Read more »

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Nov 24
{ARC Review+Giveaway} FORBIDDEN By Eve Bunting

{ARC Review+Giveaway} FORBIDDEN By Eve Bunting

Forbidden is a young adult mystery by Eve Bunting. It is a dark and mysterious, quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the dreary, almost foggy atmosphere of the little Scottish fishing village, and I really liked how easily digestible the book was. It took me just under 2 hours to read Forbidden, and I walked away feeling like it was a complete story, not a novella. The romance in Forbidden is a nice aside but it is by no means the focal point of the story. After Josie’s parents both pass away from influenza, she is sent to live with her estranged aunt and uncle. When she gets to the town, everything seems a little strange. Just a tad off, including her Aunt and Uncle. It was hard not to get wrapped up in the creepy little town that Eve Bunting created in Forbidden. I could never pin down exactly what was going on. Eve did an excellent job of maintaining a mysterious air about her writing up… Read more »

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Nov 23
{Free Book Alert+Giveaway} The Last Orphans series by N.W. Harris

{Free Book Alert+Giveaway} The Last Orphans series by N.W. Harris

Today I have a quick book freebie and series giveaway to share with you all. I don’t read too many post-apocalyptic books, but this series looks great! I have already grabbed the first book for myself (since it is free) and I wanted to share it with you guys, in case you are like me and are looking to branch out to a new kind of read. – Book #1 –   The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris Genre: YA, post-apocalyptic Series: The Last Orphans #1 Publication: October 9th, 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world. In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One… Read more »

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Nov 20
{Review+Giveaway} Use Somebody by Riley Jean @rileyjeanreads

{Review+Giveaway} Use Somebody by Riley Jean @rileyjeanreads

Use Somebody is a standalone new adult contemporary romance from author Riley Jean. If you like long standalone books, this is a great one for you! I personally love standalone books that are longer in length because I feel like I really get a chance to know the characters. Similarly if you crave really emotional romances, this is the book for you. Use Somebody takes you on a slow burn journey that ends up being really beautiful and completely satisfying. It is one of those books that will leave you with a smile on your face. But it didn’t start out that way for me. I spent probably the first 15-20% of the book totally confused. I didn’t really know what was going on. I knew the story was about Scarlett but the story jumped in time and after the time jump Scarlett seemed like a completely different person. I had no idea what happened or even who the guy was in the beginning of the book. I kept expecting… Read more »

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Nov 19
{ARC Review} Undeniable by @LizBankesAuthor @bloomsburykids

{ARC Review} Undeniable by @LizBankesAuthor @bloomsburykids

Undeniable is a young adult contemporary romance by Liz Bankes. First off, I should say that I saw this book as more of a crossover between young adult and new adult. I think it will appeal to both upper YA readers as well as NA readers. Undeniable is a quirky and fun contemporary romance story that plays out a fantasy of almost all teens. Gabi lands an internship on the set of her favorite tv show and starts a whirlwind romance with an up and coming actor. I mean, come on, who hasn’t thought about the possibility of running into, and hitting it off with your favorite actor? (I know you are lying if you say you haven’t) Also, I wanted to say how much I liked the cover of Undeniable. I love that it is mostly greys with some pops of color. Gabi, however didn’t match the description and image I had in my head, but that is a minor point. Gabi is a kooky young lady. Some might… Read more »

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