Wednesday, March 26, 2014

COVER REVEAL: BEYOND (Book 3 of The Crossroads Saga) by Mary Ting


WELCOME TO DAY #3 OF THE CROSSROADS SAGA COVER REVEAL!

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Torn between the past she can't remember and a future she isn't ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won't be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion.

The venators and the alkins must work together once again. Knowing Claudia would be the key to destroying the demons that were released, a familiar stranger appears to protect her. Who is the angel assisting her and can he unravel the mysteries of the past in order to help save the world.



WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: THE ONE (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating. Here's my pick this week ...

Title: THE ONE 
Author: Kiera Cass (Website | Twitter
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication Date: May 6, 2014

SYNOPSIS


The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.


America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.



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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Release Day Book Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway for 'Twelve Steps' by Veronica Bartles!


Twelve Steps
by Veronica Bartles
Release Date: 03/25/14

Book Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. There in Laina's shadow, Andi's only noticeable feature is her pretty awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina's perfect everything else.

When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina. After all, great hair must count for something.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks. OK, maybe that's two steps in one.

Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities besides great hair. There have got to be at least three good qualities, right?

Step 7: Demand attention for more than just her shortcomings, and break out of her shell. Easier said that done, but worth the effort in the long-run. 

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi finds that her prince isn’t as charming as she'd hoped, and realizes she may need a new program--perhaps with less steps!

As cracks in Laina’s flawless fa├žade begin to show, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.


EXCERPT 

“I really am sorry you’re so upset. You can yell at me, if it helps,” Laina says.


Of course I’m not going to yell at her. But obviously, I can’t tell her about Jarod’s visit this afternoon either. If she ever stopped being so clueless and realized he’s in love with her, I’d lose any hope of a chance with him.

I swallow hard and sit up, crossing my legs and leaning against the headboard. “You should be sorry. You’d think a straight-A student like you would be smart enough to realize that Oreos cannot be properly devoured without the requisite glass of milk.” I frown and stare at my empty hands, as if waiting for milk to magically appear.

“Oops!” Laina jumps up, giggling, and races out of the room.

COVER REVEAL: BETWEEN (Book 2 of The Crossroads Saga) by Mary Ting


WELCOME TO DAY #2  OF THE CROSSROADS SAGA COVER REVEAL!

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As the alkins head back to Crossroads, Claudia leads her normal life, but not for long. Having a special soul, she attracts danger. The Twelve, known as Divine Elders on Earth, are very much involved when they find out evil is lurking in the shadows and Claudia is no longer safe. As more secrets are revealed, Claudia learns about the venators--demon hunters--on Earth.

When two opposing angelic forces come together to protect Claudia, trust becomes a big issue. Will love be enough to keep Claudia and Michael together? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice? Who will betray them all?




Monday, March 24, 2014

COVER REVEAL: CROSSROADS (Book 1 of The Crossroads Saga) by Mary Ting


It's finally time!!

We are so excited to share the BRAND NEW covers to author Mary Ting's young adult series CROSSROADS SAGA.

Every day this week (March 24th - 28th) we will be revealing the covers to each novel in the series. The series has gotten a complete makeover. I love the new covers and think they fit the story perfectly!

Not only will we be revealing the covers, but we also have a little teaser from each book. Oh, and a game for you all to play along. ;)

Each teaser will be missing a word. You have to guess that word correctly on each reveal, and at the end you could win a $25 gift card or a signed copy of CROSSROADS.

So, are you ready? Check out book one, CROSSROADS below. Let us know what you think of the cover!






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Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.

Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

Title: MAYBE SOMEDAY
Author: Colleen Hoover (Website |  Twitter
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: March 18, 2014

SYNOPSIS


At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.


Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.

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Ramblings. Maybe Someday is included in my most anticipated books for 2014 list, so I’ve been literally counting down the days till the release of this book. Ha especially when we already hit the month of March. It doesn’t help that Maybe Someday appeals to me (twice or) MORE than any other books out there.

WHY?
1) I love Colleen Hoover.
2) I love books written by Colleen Hoover. Me thinks, that I haven’t given a book written by her a rating lower than 5 stars. That’s how much I love her and her books. SHE’s that amazing. Aha! And I think it has already been established in my system that I would read anything she writes … even her blog and Facebook posts!
3) I love music that I certainly can’t live without a day listening to any kind of music. Then Hoover pulls out a trick up her sleeve and tells us that there’s a soundtrack for this particular book. I wish you heard me screaming when she revealed that
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With a blurb like that and the knowledge of a soundtrack coming our way it’s just too much. I can’t get the thought of it out of my mind and the feels invading my heart and body. So, as soon as Maybe Someday hit the stores and saw that it was already available in my Kobo device … I feels like a three-month late Christmas present appeared right in front of my very eyes. I DROPPED EVERYTHING THAT I WAS DOING. There was this huge need to … I. NEED. TO. READ. IT. RIGHT NOW!

Enough with my ramblings, let’s get this review started…

Seriously, I just want to cry right now because of how beautiful this book is! I don’t even know what to say. Breathless. Speechless. *runs to the corner of my room and sobs* Maybe Someday is certainly another Colleen Hoover masterpiece! She did it again, everyone! I tell you, this is one of those books that has a story and concept you won’t be able to forget. . Reading this book was truly a UNIQUE and UNFORGETTABLE experience! Thank you so much, Colleen for sharing this story with us!

I think, Maybe Someday is Colleen Hoover’s best book so far! Not that her other books weren’t great, but she just took writing a novel into a whole new superb level with this book. This book is unique, original, genius, fascinating, surprising, beautiful, real, heart wrenching, emotionally packed and huff *showers this book with all kinds of positive adjectives*.

I shouldn’t even be surprised by how beautiful this book turned out to be because time and time again, Hoover proved to us how talented, passionate she is into writing her books and how her books turn out to be carved into sheer perfection. Comparing it to her previous books (Slammed and Hopeless Series), I think this one is the most complicated book she’s ever written yet she still managed to weave everything seamlessly. Just writing this makes me want to cry again!

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack



"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating. Here's my pick this week ...

Title: ALL LINED UP (Rusk University #1) 
Author: Cora Carmack (Website | Twitter
Publisher: William Morrow & Company 
Expected publication date: May 13, 2014 


SYNOPSIS

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.


In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.


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Monday, March 17, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: WAKING UP PREGNANT by Mira Lyn Kelly



Title: WAKING UP PREGNANT 
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly (Website | Twitter
Publisher: Harlequinn Kiss
Publication Date: March 1, 2014

SYNOPSIS


The night that changed everything!

Waitress Darcy Penn is the smart, sensible type—flirting with the extremely cute guy in the bar just isn't her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out while he's in the bathroom to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it….

If Darcy had stuck around, Jeff Norton could have told her about their "epic latex fail." So he shouldn't be quite so shocked when months later, Darcy turns up at his classy L.A. office and throws up in his wastepaper basket. She's got a bad case of morning sickness, and she's here to find out what he's going to do about it!


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Ramblings. I love and adore books with babies involved in it. Yep, that’s pretty much the reason why I read this book and why an ARC of Baby for Keeps is sitting on my Netgalley account. Pregnancy, Soon-to-be moms and dads and babies just takes the book up a notch into a whole new heart warming level.

My thoughts. Waking Up Pregnant serves as a companion novel to Waking Up Married (which I haven’t read yet) but can certainly be read as a standalone novel. This book is short, sweet and emotional read about the characters of Jeff Norton and Darcy Penn who are into this dilemma of her being pregnant after their one-night stand in Vegas. The actual story takes place three months after that said night wherein Darcy drops by Jeff’s office and manages to turn his world upside down. Though, he kind of expected it after that mishap with the latex (in which he hasn’t had the time to tell her) during the time they’ve spent together BUT still shocked to see a proof and confirmation of it all. Crazy, NOT.

A little bit of back story of their Vegas fun night together and then we’re now launched through their story on how they’re going to deal with the information that a baby’s on the way, how they’re going to deal with each other and what their relationship is going to be like in the near future. But Darcy’s been this independent girl for most of her life (so she comes off as a bit stubborn) while Jeff’s the type of guy who’s willing to provide for everything and will make you want to cave in to his whims. Ha! They’re definitely bound to clash in one way or another …

Storyline quite familiar? So yeah, it’s pretty much predictable but it is definitely believable and really delivered on the emotional side of the story. It made me realize how emotional reader I am because I really bawled my eyes out while reading this book and my heart’s doing this squeezing thing. With this book being such a short read, we actually see the characters opening up and developing within its pages and that’s actually beautiful to witness. They were able to learn, accept and cherish the changes happening in their selves and lives. *SIGH* Though, I would have appreciated it more if there were scenes where Connor and his wife made an appearance together or more stuff about Jeff’s business and all that, just to make us see that there’s more to the characters mentioned in this book.

Okay, that’s pretty much it. If you want to read something short and want to cry your hearts out, then you should definitely pick this book up.

*review copy provided by Harlequinn KISS via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*


Thursday, March 13, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Perfect for You by Ashelyn Drake




Perfect for You
Release Date: September 2014
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:


Sophomore year in high school comes with its own set of problems. You're no longer a freshmen, but you're still two years away from ruling the school. So, you sit and languish in a kind of purgatory until junior year, when things start to get interesting.




That is, unless during your sophomore year, you find your boyfriend making out with another girl in front of your locker. Then, interesting takes on a whole new meaning, and that's what happened to seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan. It's no wonder her self-esteem suffered a major hit.

Now a senior, Meg catches the eye of not one, but two guys at school (I know, right?). They happen to both be gorgeous, and each vies for her attention in the most flattering of ways. Sounds good, right? Not if one of the guys is her boyfriend, and the other one wants to be.

Meg doesn’t want to lose Ash. They’ve been together for almost five months, and she’s falling in love with him. But Noah. Ah, Noah. He’s the irresistible guy Meg has been crushing on for two years, and she isn’t ready to send him away either. But stringing both along could have disastrous results, leaving Meg in the cold once again.

One thing's certain. Meg needs to decide between Ash and Noah soon, or she'll lose her perfect match forever.

PERFECT FOR YOU was released previously as two novellas. Ashleyn wanted to give her readers more, and has decided to write an entire novel based around Meg's story.




Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BOOK BLITZ, EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY: Falling from the Sky by Nikki Godwin


Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin
Release Date: 02/21/14

Summary from Goodreads:

All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy's life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys' heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.

Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes him up on it. Still, Ridge can't decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he knows is that he hasn't felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well – for Micah.



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EXCERPT

Once we’re at the candy stand, Terrence places his order while I scope out the scenery. I keep a low profile until I see Micah. He leans against the edge of the carousel booth and motions someone over to him. It’s a guy. He’s shorter than me, about Micah’s height. Brunette. Thin but somewhat athletic. Then Micah hugs him.


“Uh oh,” Terrence says, following my gaze. “You better go squash that now or someone else will be playing your Xbox games.”

“Shut up,” I mumble. But he’s right. Micah is all too friendly with this guy.
It physically stings. What the fuck is wrong with me? There’s no way I’m jealous. I mean, yeah, if this dude showed up at his house and crashed an Xbox session, I’d be pissed. But Micah is free to talk to whomever he damn well pleases.

Except this guy.

I tell Terrence that I’ll be back and make a beeline for the carousel. I slow down once I’m a bit closer, shake my hair like an emo kid to look a little more natural, and stand tall – because you know, male dominance and all that. Whatever that other guy says is in one ear and out the other the moment Micah sees me.

Waiting on Wednesday: MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover


  
"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating. Here's my pick this week ... WOOT WOOT! It's a COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK! *GRABBY HANDS*





Title: MAYBE SOMEDAY 
Author: Colleen Hoover (Website | Twitter) 
Publisher: Atria Books
Expected Publication: March 18, 2014

SYNOPSIS

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.


At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite. 

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