Friday, November 30, 2012

Review; Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

5+ Stars


    I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shape shifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.
Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

    Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
 
   Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.
The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.


   I received this book as an ARC. Paperback release by Atria books will be June 4, 2013. It is currently available at Amazon kindle store.

   My thoughts;  Sometimes I read a book and I give it a few stars say it was great and recommend to everyone I know. Then other times I read a book and wish that I had more than 5 little stars so I give it a +. Then I read a book like this, one where I feel that no amount of stars and no amount of +'s will ever express how I felt while reading. 

   This story was equally emotional and heart warming. One moment my heart is breaking for the characters and the next I was smiling at the joy or nonsense they are sharing. This may be be a story about falling in love and it may be a story about dealing with demons from your past, but mostly, it is a story about rebirth and salvation. I closed this book with tears in my eyes and then had a few more just to mourn the ending of a good book. I do tend to love most books I read, but only a few touch me on a level that this book did. Thank you Katja Millay for such a beautiful experience. 


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Troubles & Treats Promo Blitz and Review!!!

Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec

            5+ Stars

   Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives - well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.

   With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren't on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.

   Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the disconnected duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple's lives.

  In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that's been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they're having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree?

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   My thoughts; Raise your hand if you have read Seduction and Snacks. Now raise your other hand if you have read Futures and Frosting. Now... if you are sitting there with both hands raised; First, put them down you look like a fool. And second, you MUST read Troubles and Treats. This was a totally fitting and EPIC end to a wonderful series. 

   This book has everything that the first two books has and more. Spending time with Drew and Jenny was so much fun. They are both ridiculous and I love them immensely! You get to follow along with them as they face the same troubles that all new parents face. 

   I found myself relating to Jenny on a personal level. I have been there done that and NEVER want to return. My kids are 16 and 12, so long gone are the days of diapers and sleepless nights. Now it is all about trying to argue with a twelve years old and still sound like an adult. I also came to realize that it is quite possible that I am married to Drew. He has changed his name but I am pretty convinced that he and my husband are one and the same.

   It should go without saying that I laughed uncontrollably while reading Troubles and Treats. I got dirty looks from aforementioned husband for waking him up at an ungodly hour because I could not contain my laughter. I redeemed myself by reading him a few passages. He did not cackle like a hyena the way I was but he definitely laughed. ^,^

   "I have to say that the ending of this book was perfect. The way Tara chose to write it is amazing. I had real tears in my eyes as it came to an end. And I will forever hope that one day we will see more from this group of friends."

   I look forward to more from Tara Sivec in the future. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next.

Be sure to read all the way to the end for a chance to win a totally awesome prize 
 Check out the Troubles and Treats Blog tour tab at the top for a schedule of blog stops. Tara will be stopping by here on December 4th 
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About the Author

    Tara Sivec is a best selling author, wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes to read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).




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If you have not read the first two books in this series I highly suggest you do!! If you are a parent with even the tiniest bit of a sense of humor you will LOVE it. I am gonna make it easy for you First I am gonna share the link to my review of each book and then I am gonna add a handy dandy link to each book. All you have to do is click it. You can thank me later :-)

 



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Do you want an excerpt?? I bet you do! I was so excited I almost wet myself when I received these little nuggets of goodness that I now get to share with you. 
Did I say nuggets? As in more than one? YES, Yes I did. 
Not only do you get and excerpt from Troubles and Treats but you also get a chance to win and Swag Bag from Tara Sivec. Trust me you want to win this prize. Heck, I wanna win the prize!!! So excited. I will give you more info after excerpt..... Ready??? Here ya go.......

CAUTION *contains adult content*




   I thought it would be a bunch of arguing and pointing fingers about whose fault it is that we’re not having sex anymore.  

  Maybe she doesn't think that’s the problem.  Shit, maybe that isn’t the problem.  Maybe it’s just my problem.  She’s not faking a work injury, she’s not cheating on me…what the hell else could it be?  A few years ago she cut me off from sex for a week because I gave her a Dutch Oven in bed one night.  While hilarious, it’s never a good idea when your wife is naked and getting ready to mount you. There was another time when I gave her a Wet Willy when she started coming.  

  That wasn't meant to be hilarious, I read about it in Cosmo.  When she locked me out of 
the bedroom I grabbed the magazine and realized two of the pages were stuck together -
sex tips and practical jokes.  Well played, Cosmo.  Well played.


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Now for the giveaway portion of this post.......
A random commenter chosen from the entire promo blitz tour will receive a totally awesome swag bag from Tara Sivec.
That's it... that is all you have to do. Comment on this blog post and/or other blogs who are participating in this promo tour. I wish you all luck


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teaser Tuesday; Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at shouldbe reading! To participate all you have to do is:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure you don’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)


Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Paperback release by Atria books - June 4, 2013 



 
    I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shape shifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.
Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.
  
    Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
   
   Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.
The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

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  My relief only lasted so long before I realized that he had positioned himself directly across the circle from me so that every time I lifted my head I couldn't help but see him and his I-can -make-you-a-woman eyes and his I-know-what-you-look-like- under-your-clothes smirk.

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  The only three things I know for certain happened last night are that one, small elves climbed up my body and tied my hair into a mass of knots; two, I must have slept with my mouth open because something crawled into it and died; and three, I was sucked through a vortex into some animated world where an avil was dropped on my head.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Review: This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

4.5 Stars


Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?


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My Thoughts; So after spending two days looking pretty much like this........


 I am now feeling like this......


   Wow is pretty much all I can say at the moment. I was drawn into this book from the first chapter and there was no way I was getting out. I am totally, infuriatingly in love with Jesse Ward. He is definitely making my swoon worthy male list. Ok YES, it is a very long list (don't judge me), but he is definitely working his way to the top. I can't at this moment even wrap my head around how I am feeling. I was taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Up and down back and forth and I may have even been flipped upside-down for a bit. 

   Ava, while I love the strong willed woman that she can be, has such insecurities  She needs to stop letting her past interfere with her current relationship. She needs to be honest and open and not so closed off. Jesse, oh Jesse, what can I say. I love a damaged male. I am such a sucker. This book is filled to the covers with the angst and love and heartache and sexy times that i love in a book. 

   I feel a physical need for the next book in this series. January can't come soon enough. 







Thursday, November 22, 2012

From Me, To all of You




May your day be filled with those you love 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting On: Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but I am looking forward to.......


Release Date: February 12, 2013 | Series: Bloodlines (Book 3)


                                                       

    Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

    In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next. 


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at shouldbe reading! To participate all you have to do is:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure you don’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)






 
    Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?





**Teasers contain sexually suggestive content and language**
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   'I look forward to hearing from you, Ava.' His husky voice rolls over my flesh as he joins me at the bottom of the stair, putting his hand out. I take it in mine for fear that if I don't, he may well clench me and place his lips on me again.
   'You have a lovely hotel.' I say genuinely.
 I'm beginning to wish that my handbag contents consisted of a spare pair of knickers, a blindfold, ear plugs and some armor. I might have been more prepared.

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'Just tell me one thing before you leave, Ava.' His voice prickles at my senses, and I  find my eyes travelling up the leanness of his body until our stares meet. His face is serious, but still stunning. 'How loud do you think you'll scream when I f*ck you?'

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: Lust on Tap by Liz Crowe

3.5/4 Stars

When brewery owner Dustin Prufrock meets sexy saleswoman Helena Turner, sparks fly—angry sparks. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.
For Dustin, it’s a life-changing moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Helena faces her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world. The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with Dustin’s friend Erik, who provides an erotic and emotional connection that completes them all.
But fate has different plans. When Dustin is forced to honor his responsibilities as heir to a large business, Helena and Erik are thrown together in an attempt to run Dustin’s brewery. Now the strength and trust of their once-balanced threesome has been shattered…and mutual lust might not be enough to keep them all together.




   My Thoughts; This author comes very highly recommended to me by a very good friend. She has been saying "Read Her" for months now and I finally got a chance to try one of her books.

  I had my likes and dislikes but mostly just a lot of like. I like the characters. Helena is a pigheaded, strong willed woman who takes no crap from anyone. Dustin is the typical rich boy who is trying to make his Mom happy so he makes all the wrong decisions. Erik is the totally hot "friend" that will just tell you how it is whether you wanna hear it or not. I liked the story line. I like the angst, well who am I kidding, we all know I LOVE angst. 

   The only thing I did not like about this book and it is a huge thing with me, is the time jump. When something crucial happens and I turn the page and see blah blah years later a part of me just cringes. I don't know why. But no matter how many books I read like this it always drops the rating for me a little. It is totally a personal thing and in no way reflects on the story or the writer. 

   Now that we have gotten my mental issues out of the way, let's continue. 

Reading this book was an emotional experience to say the least. I would get so mad with the characters that, at one point, I was actually talking out loud to them. I would get so overcome by the *ahem* that I would have to check to make sure I wasn't drooling. I was literally stressing over how this would end all the way to the last page. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves a good romance novel.

**Note, this book contains a menage. m/f/m and also m/m and m/f relationships.







Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine


4.5 Stars


For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… 

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.

Purchase your copy today at Amazon.com 

   My thoughts; 

You can not be serious?!? Did it just end like that??? 

  When I started this book I was convince that I had read somewhere that this was the final installment in this series. I started reading this series a couple of years ago and have been hooked ever since. I fell so deeply in love with these characters that even when I didn't particularly care for one of the books I still loved it. 

    "I have been anticipating this book, not just because I am so attached to this series but also because I did think it was the final one. I went into it ready to say goodbye, ready to leave it behind with so many other series that I have loved and still hold dear to my heart." 

   But now? Now I am wondering if this was really the end...... surely there is MORE. I feel, I feel.... UGH!!!! I have always said that Rachel Caine is the queen of cliffhangers and THIS proves it. I have searched the internet before typing this up to see if I could find even just a whisper about a future book. I have found nothing. I want more, I NEED more. I don't know if I can live with this being THE END.

  Fans of this series who have yet to read..... get ready!!! Those who have yet to start it, I promise you, it is worth it. For a book to totally consume you and turn you into an emotional wreck, well let's just say that is the work of a very gifted author. And if this is the final book and I am left with so much "What happens now?" I will forever hold these books and these characters in my heart. And hey, I can always go back to the beginning and live this story all over again.....right?  *sniff*



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on: Effortless by S.C. Stephans




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but I am looking forward to.......

So this Waiting on Wednesday is a little different. I know most of you have read Effortless by S.C. Stephans but I would like to celebrate the BIG release day. 

 Expected publication: January 8th 2013 by Gallery Books


   After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy . . . trust is hard.



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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Bitter Blood



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at shouldbe reading! To participate all you have to do is:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure you don’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Morganville Vampires (Book 13)

Release Date: November 6, 2012 

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… 

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.

Purchase your copy today at Amazon.com 

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He raised his eyebrows, clearly amused. "I didn't do anything," he said. "Totally not my fault."
  "Stop being so..."
  "Charming? Attractive? Irresistible?"
  "I was gonna say arrogant."

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  "Or maybe it's just that Oliver is in her pocket all the time," Shane said. "I am saying pocket because there's a deceased minor present, but by pocket I mean pants."

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Ok, so I usually only do two but since they are both Shane.... coincidence? probably not..... I am doing an extra one. Maybe a litttle Michael?? Yeah.....

  "Relax," she said, an held his gaze. " I know I could do it. But I won't. I know it would put you in a bad position, for one thing. Props for not saying that, by the way."
   "It wouldn't matter what happen to me," he said, and brushed the hair back from her face with gentle fingers. "You know that."



Monday, November 12, 2012

Flesh by Kylie Scott

4.5 Stars

Ali has been hiding in an attic since civilization collapsed eight weeks ago.

When the plague hit, her neighbors turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs.

Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties and he realizes that being alone isn't all it’s cracked up to be.

Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship, and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.

When the three cross paths they band together; sparks fly, romance blooms in the wasteland and Ali, Daniel and Finn bend to their very human needs in the ruins of civilization.

Lust, love and trust all come under fire in Flesh as the three battle to survive, hunted through the suburban wastelands.


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**This story is rated "Hot" (4 out of 5 flames) and contains M/F/M and F/M pairings.**

   My thoughts; Wow, who knew the Zombie Apocalypse was gonna be so HOT???
My girls over at TwinsieTalk recommended this book to me. Angie J is a HUGE zombie fan and she told me it was an awesome read. Well being that I trust my girls wholeheartedly, I bought the book and started it ASAP.
  I feel I must say this before I start my review. I love Zombies, I have watched a bazillion Zombie movies going all the way back to "Night of the Living Dead" when I was a kid and my Mom thought I was sleeping. But what I was really doing was watching TV around the corner. Because obviously I was old enough to handle a classic horror movie that was playing on late night television. That being said, I have never read a zombie book. This was my very first! And I am so glad that I loved it as much as I did. Had I not loved it I may have completely gave up on the genre before I every really got started.

 When I started this book I was expecting it to kind of ease into the story. Wrong! It literally started with a bang and I was immediately hooked. There was not one dull moment from the time I started reading page one until I finished reading the last. These characters are fighting for survival and they will do whatever it takes to not only survive but protect each other.
   I found myself thinking, what would I do? Would I hide out and be afraid or would I fight to live? How would I feel if I were suddenly the only person left? And what would I do when I realized I wasn't?
   These are the same things that the characters are faced with. And really, being trapped in this horrible world all alone with these characters was one of the best places a book has taken me all year. I would gladly return to their world and live out the apocalypse with them side by side.
Or sadly.... as I am sure my future would pan out....I WOULD GET EATEN!!! 



NOW......... I have a surprise for you all!!! 

I spoke with Kylie by email when I finished reading Flesh and she very generously offered to give away a free eBook copy so all you have to do is check out the CONTEST tab at the top of this page or enter below... GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!






Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Favorites....

Friday Favorites is an idea I had where I will be sharing with you, some of my favorite bookish things. 


This weeks Friday Favorite is going to be a list of the things that I love most about reading. Counting down ten of my favorite things with pictures......



"Letting go of a good book is hard, but loving a book that much is one of the greatest things about reading"

"Sometimes you can get so swept away by a fantasy world that when you close the book, everything around you just makes you feel.... BLAH"




"That what you are reading isn't important as long as you are reading what you LOVE"

 "Finding new characters that immediately feel like family"


 "That total escape you feel while reading. No matter what is going on in your real life you can put it all away even if just for a little while"


 "When you find someone else who loves the characters of a book as much as you do"
 "When books are made into movies. We all line up to watch them so we can complain when the producers, screenwriter, and directors do it ALL wrong"






"When an author writes such a extraordinary story that you feel as though you are living it"


"Falling in LOVE"


"Over and Over again...."


Tell me what YOU love about books



Thursday, November 8, 2012

I just wanna read....

   So real life has been keeping me from reading this week. I have so many I wanna start and I can't even finish one this week. So instead of my usual Thursday review I am going to share some of the books off my TBR that I will be starting soon....

*NOTE* If you see a book you would like to read click the link and it will take you right to Amazon to order

Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine 


Publication Date: November 6, 2012

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… 

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. 

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.


"I have been a fan of Morganville for a while now and I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one."



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Finale (Hush, Hush)


Publication Date: October 23, 2012

Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.
Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?







" I am really curious to see how this series comes to an end"

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Honor Student (Honor Series) Book 1


Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma. 










"I am not a huge BDSM fan as I have said before, but after reading White Trash Beautiful, I am excited to read other work from this author."



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but I am looking forward to.......


Release Day December 11. 2012

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No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we've made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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This series is one of my favorite finds of 2012!!

Checkout my reviews of the  previous books;

Obsidian (book 1)
Onyx (book 2)