Tag: adult

Jan 20
{Book Review} Austen-tatious by Alyssa Goodnigt

{Book Review} Austen-tatious by Alyssa Goodnigt

Austen-tatious by Alyssa Goodnight Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: January 31st 2012 by Kensington Age Group: AdultSource: ARC from AuthorSeries: noneChallenge(s): 150+ reading challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In this quirky, sexy novel set against the lively, music-filled backdrop of Austin, Texas, a young woman learns that romance can wreak havoc with even the best laid plans. . .It started innocently enough. While browsing in one of Austin’s funky little shops, Nicola James is intrigued by a blank vintage journal she finds hidden among a set of Jane Austen novels. Even though Nic is a straight-laced engineer, she’s still a sucker for anything Austen-esque. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to disbelief once she starts writing in the journal–because somehow, it’s writing her back. . .Miss Nicola James will be sensible and indulge in a little romance. Those twelve tiny words hit Nic like a thunderbolt, as if her diary was channeling Austen herself! Itching for a bit of excitement, Nic decides to follow her “Fairy Jane’s” advice. The… Read more »

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Jan 19
{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz ebook, 105 pages Published by On the Bird 2011 Source: Author Challenges: None Age group: Adult Summary(from Goodreads): The novel is called Atticus for the Undead. It centers around an idealistic young attorney, Hunter Gamble, who works in a very special area of the practice — arcane defense. Twelve years ago, the world discovered through an event called The Unveiling that vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other creatures previously thought purely mythical were, in fact, real. This changed the fabric of American life in a number of ways, not least of which — they needed somebody to go to court for them! And so, with the help of shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, Hunter sets out to make the world a better place — one arcane client at a time. (Don’t call them supernaturals, it’s rude!) When a young zombie walks into Hunter’s office accused of murder (by brain-eating, of course), Hunter must navigate a complex web of political, legal, and cultural obstacles to secure… Read more »

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Jan 13
{Give@way} Dreaming of Books Give@way Hop!

{Give@way} Dreaming of Books Give@way Hop!

It’s a new year and it’s time for another giveaway hope hosted by the amazing I am a Reader, not A Writer and Martha’s Bookshelf Here are just a few of the books you can win. You can see the complete list below: I decided that more options is better when it comes to giveaways so I have a huge list of books you can choose from. Some are ARCs. Most are YA but some of them are Adult. Links go to the goodreads page if you want to see the descriptions.  The winner will get to pick whatever one (1) book they would like from the list! all books are new unless I state otherwise. Get hopping 🙂 (To see the rest of the blogs, visit the host sites linked above) Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep(YA ARC) Stealing Princes by Tyne O’Connell (YA Hardcover) Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (Adult paperback- used) The Upper Class by Hobson Brown (YA paperback) Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Van Draanen… Read more »

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Jan 03
{Review+Excerpt} Damian’s Oracle by Lizzy Ford

{Review+Excerpt} Damian’s Oracle by Lizzy Ford

Damian’s Oracle by Lizzy Ford Pages: 129 Publication Date: Jan 1, 2011 Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Series: The War of Gods #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Inspired by Slavic mythology, Damian’s Oracle is the entree into the ongoing battle between good and evil over the fate of humanity. The White God, Damian, and his Guardians protect the world from the Black God and his monsters while rescuing Naturals – humans with extraordinary paranormal gifts – from the Black God, who would kill or convert them. Caught in the middle is cool-headed Sofia, a Natural whose gift will tip the scales in the war. Sofia begins her transformation from human into oracle, the first in thousands of years. Damian rescues her from the Black God in time to complete a ceremony that will bind her to him for eternity. Sofia struggles with her new world and her role as an oracle and Damian’s mate while haunted by a mysterious man from Damian’s… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Review} Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson

{Review} Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson

Keridan’s Journey by Michelle Peterson Paperback, 266 pages Published February 8th 2011 by WBD Books  Age Group: Adult/YA crossover Source: Publisher Summary (from Goodreads) Project manager by day and artist by night, Keridan Patrick’s simple world ended with the death of her mother. The father she never knew showed up after twenty-five years and introduced her to a new world cloaked in secrecy and myth. While fighting to keep some semblance of normalcy to her suddenly unpredictable world, she chanced to meet the mysterious Sahaj. Sahaj had ran for hundreds of years from the one soul he was destined to be with but was transfixed by the one he could not live without.  Would old flames and new enemies stand in the way of love? I really liked the concept of this book. Sirens are fascinating and I have not read very much about them at all. Keridan finds out that she is half Siren right at the beginning of the book. While it is not a unique I idea to find out… Read more »

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Dec 08
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Author Melissa Foster

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Author Melissa Foster

Today I have author Melissa Foster here with me. She is going to share a top 10 list with us. I love number 6. I may or may not have been found guilty of talking out loud to myself. After the guest post(at the bottom of this post) there will be a giveaway for 3 ecopies of Come Back to Me! So cool 🙂—————————————— Thank you, Michelle, for hosting me on your blog today. I have something fun to share today. I debated writing a serious article that might spark deep and meaningful conversation, but then I decided to throw caution to the wind. This year I published two books, CHASING AMANDA (April 2011) and COME BACK TO ME (November 2011). Both have become bestsellers (Yay!). This year has been a busy one, and this week has added to the excitement. Both CHASING AMANDA and MEGAN’S WAY hit International Bestseller this week—something I wouldn’t even have known if it wasn’t for my good friend author Stacy Eaton, who was kind… Read more »

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Dec 03
{Interview+Contest} Author Lauren Clark

{Interview+Contest} Author Lauren Clark

As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of the Stay Tuned eBook edition has dropped to just 99 cents this week. What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including lots of Amazon gift cards (up to $100 in amount) and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 2nd, so you don’t miss out.   To Win the Prizes: 1. Purchase your copy of Stay Tuned for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble (You’ll need it for the big contest on Friday) 2. Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes 3. Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card!   …And I can win too! Over 100 bloggers are participating in this gigantic event, and there are plenty of prizes for us too…. Read more »

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Nov 30
{Review+Giveaway} Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark

{Review+Giveaway} Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark

Stay Tuned is such a refreshing read. I don’t read enough contemporary as it is, and when I do pick up contemporary it tends to be happy go lucky romantic comedies. I enjoy other sub-genres but they have to be done really well to hold my interest. Anything that deals with more serious issues and/or drama has to be well written and well thought out for me to enjoy it. Stayed Tuned is all of the above. It’s well written, well thought out, beleiveable and best of all utterly relatable. Melissa is such a great character. I instantly connected with her, all of her insecurities about not being good enough to be an anchor, all of her thoughts and annoyances. I thought she was really well fleshed out. She could really have been any woman dealing with juggling work, success (or the fear of not having it) friends, and problems at home. I think that anyone can relate to at least one of the struggles that Melissa goes through in… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Giveaway + Review} Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway + Review} Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton (Blog Tour)

Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton Paperback, 294 pages Published September 30th 2011 by Outskirts Press, Inc. Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Challenges: none Series: My Blood Runs Blue #2 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) “You belong to me… for life…” After a month off, Kristin comes back to work happier then she’s been in a long time. Her new status in life has her solving crimes faster and better than she ever could before. When Alex goes missing, Kristin finds she finally has to reveal the secrets of her life to her friends. Will they be able to stand beside her after they learn all that she has hidden from them? Julian and Gabe stand beside her faithfully as they try to locate Alex. They are surprised to find Trent in Fawn Hollow, but know that Trent may be the only one to do what Alex has asked them to do. As one more choice is taken away from Kristin, she attempts to make the best of it, but finds herself… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Giveaway + Review} Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway + Review} Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles (Blog Tour)

Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles Paperback, 398 pages Published June 14th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Series: Blood series #5 Challenges: none Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) As the dust settles from the destruction of the Bloodstone Heart, a small scroll that had been hidden in the hearth of the altar room for hundreds of years, reveals a prophecy that seems to be about the Larsen family. While the group tries to unravel the riddles of the prophecy they also start to notice they’ve acquired some interesting new powers from the Bloodstone itself, some of which are going to take some getting use to. Darby and Devon head to Ireland to set up house and get ready for their impending nuptials when Darby is asked to help cure the Summer Queen of the Everworld or the delicate balance of power between the Seelie and Unseelie courts will topple throwing the planet into a deadly ice age. While at home, things take a turn for the worse when there’s a… Read more »

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