Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on: Skin by Kylie Scott

   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.......

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Love Evolution by Michelle Mankin

 4 Stars

After the death of her twin brother, nineteen year old guitar prodigy Avery Jones finds herself desperate, alone, and out of options. Hope arrives in the form of a job opening with Brutal Strength, one of the biggest rock bands out there. Only problem is temperamental lead singer Marcus Anthony doesn't want a woman in the group. So Avery and her manager Trevor come up with a plan involving a Bieber haircut and men's clothing. No one seems to be onto their little con. But what happens when Avery starts falling for Marcus? Will she be able to continue with the farce or will the whole thing come crashing down around her like a house of cards?

Love Evolution is a rock 'n roll romance based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Lover at Last Countdown Week One.....

As you all know I am completely obsessed with J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. So... that being said, I am going to be posting a snippet every Friday until release day March 26, 2013 (originally posted on J.R. Ward's facebook page) I hope you enjoy them 

*Reminder* VS for Lover at Last opens Monday Jan 28, 2013

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another.... 

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one. 


Originally posted December 12, 2012

J.R. Ward: *ahem* (and yes, this is Blay's POV, and no, this isn't their first hook up in the book lol)

“Let me kiss you.” Qhuinn groaned as he leaned in. “I know I don’t deserve it, but please . . . it’s what you can do for me. Let me feel you. . . .”
Qhuinn’s mouth brushed his own. Came back for more. Lingered.
“I’ll beg for it.” More with the caress of those devastating lips. “If that’s what it takes. I don’t give a f**k, I’ll beg. . . .”
Somehow, that wasn’t going to be necessary.

-Lover at Last, MS pg. 318

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christine Lauren

5 Stars

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

ARC provided by NetGalley Release Date February 12, 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on: With all My Soul by Rachel Vincent

   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.......

Publication Date: March 26, 2013

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? 
It's time to kick some hellion butt... 

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever. 

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday w/ Review: Beneath 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
(make sure you don’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Confession time-- I kinda don't follow the Teaser Tuesday rules. I only post snippets I have read. I am a total freak when reading and I never ever like to look ahead in a book. So most of the time, my teasers have been handpicked from parts I have already read. *blushes*

I will be doing something a little different for todays Teaser Tuesday. I have decided to post my review of Beneath This Man (This Man Trilogy) after the teasers. It was so good I just cant wait!!!
 Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter, this book (and blog post) is recommended for ages 18+
Publication Date: January 15, 2013
Book #2 of the 'This Man' Trilogy.

5+ Stars

She knew she was heading towards disaster. Every instinct told her to run, but Jesse Ward was a hard man to escape.

It has been five days’ since Ava O’Shea left Jesse drunk and raging at Lusso – left behind a man who drowned her in his intensity and blindsided her with his touch. Getting over this man was never going to be easy.

And now he’s back in her life.

She has questions that she needs answering, but her determination to get these answers will give the pleasure-seeking playboy the power to destroy her again. She needs to keep her eyes wide open and caution at the forefront of her mind - an ambitious intention when Jesse Ward is within touching distance.
And he plans to be.

He’s dark, he’s broken – Ava knows this, but the only way to find out how dark and how broken is to get beneath the steely exterior of this man.

‘You’re mine, and mine alone, baby. Just for my eyes, just for my touch and just for my pleasure. Just mine. Do you understand me?’
 'You completely consume me, Ava. I can’t function without you. I’m totally addicted to you, baby.’ His voice is soft and unsure. My confident, domineering ex-playboy is nervous. ‘You own me. XXX XXX.’ (edited of SPOILER)

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   My thoughts; I am completely and totally crazy mad in love with this series! I have literally been force feeding it to all of my book group girls and I have had a few takers. One is in love and wants to know where to find one of 'This Man' the other is infuriated with our Mr. Ward and her verdict is still out. I can't wait for them to finish book one and move on to this one.

  I fell hard for Jesse in book one. I found myself talking out loud to Ava on numerous occasions. Begging her to just say what she is thinking. And I found myself feeling the same way while reading this book. Why Ava? Why do you beg him to talk to you, but you can not open up to him?? I found myself getting so mad with Jesse because I knew he was lying to her or at the very least holding back.

  I am not  even going to deny that parts of this book tore my heart out. I also will not deny that parts of it made me fighting mad. I had to put the book down and remind myself that a certain hussy (who shall reman nameless) was a fictional character and I could not kick her ass. *deep cleansing breaths* I have a few theories where Ava's new 'pain in the arse' client and a current client are concerned but I will keep them to myself. I shall prepare my 'told ya so' for another day. 

  I am making it my personal mission to get every single person I know to read this book before the next book is released months-ish from now. 

ISH!!!!! *frustrated wail*

Happy Reading!! :-)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Review: Helike Dreaming by Cate Castania

3 Stars

A shy girl must become a true heroine to save her city and win the heart of her Divine Guardsman.

Nothing in Tia's quiet, humble life has prepared her for the day a member of the Divine Guard of Poseidon appears at her door and throws down a challenge: will she compete for the honor of becoming a Dreamer in the great Temple of Poseidon? She agrees, little suspecting that an even greater challenge lies ahead, one that will test her to her limits and beyond.

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Helike Dreaming

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon

3.5 Stars

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead.
Her fresh start at Oxford University is a brand new beginning. She finally has a chance to turn the page on her psychic powers and cumbersome voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell…

Not quite.

When the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class—begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War. Unfortunately, said nemesis is now going all homicidal on Madison.

College becomes more complicated when she falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, Madison realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting on: Reckless 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.......

Publication Date: March 5, 2013  

Pre-order now at Amazon Reckless

   In the long-awaited conclusion to the Thoughtless trilogy, Kellan’s band hits it big and he and Kiera find themselves pushed to their limits…can love survive when life gets reckless?
   When Kellan’s band gains stardom, Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is put to the ultimate test. Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressure of super-stardom? The friendships they've formed, the new family they've found, and the history they've forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price—but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?

Check out the following links to see my reviews of Thoughtless and Effortless

*Note* My reviews show the original covers

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Bewitched by Mark Jay Harris

"Bewitched is spell-binding! A highly-unique page-turner that hooks you from the first paragraph. With complex characters and unexpected twists and turns, Harris delivers and leaves you hoping for more!" - Stephanie Keyes, author, The Star Child series

Release Date - March 1, 2013

Is it love or is it witchcraft? He’ll never find out if he kills her first.

The first time Darren saw Samantha, she was floating above his high school gymnasium during a basketball game, invisible to everyone but him. Next time he sees her, she's sitting in front of him in class, wowing his friends and causing unexplainable things to happen that only he seems to notice. But things really get strange (and complicated) when his dying grandfather tells him that he is part of an ancient order, the “Pessum Ire,” whose duty is to destroy witches. What does he do now, since he’s almost positive Samantha is a witch…and he’s crushing on her pretty hard?


About the Author:

Mark Harris lives in Smithfield Utah, a small town located in a beautiful valley in Northern Utah. His wife, Shaundale, and he have four terrific children, two girls and two boys and a fifth one due to arrive in November of 2012. Mark has taught English and Special Education and currently works from home teaching English to people from all over the world. Writing has always been his true passion since he was a grade schooler writing about mushrooms. "Bewitched" will be his debut novel. He has two others underway and will soon start on the sequel to "Bewitched," called "The Return of the Familiar." He hopes you enjoy his work because he is working on several series geared toward younger audiences.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5+ Stars

   No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for Katy, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something she’ll do again and now that they'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 loved. With help coming from the most unlikely source and Adam’s death still lingering with those who loved him, friends will become the deadliest of enemies and the villains will no longer be clear. When each step they take in discovering the truth puts them in the path of the secret organization responsible torturing and testing hybrids, the more Katy realizes there is no end to what she’s capable of. They won’t turn back, even if the outcome will shatter their worlds forever.

Opal (A Lux Novel)