Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RELEASE DAY BOOK BLITZ | HIGHBALLS IN THE HAMPTONS by Delancey Stewart


Highballs in the Hamptons (Girlfriends of Gotham #2)
Release Date: 09/3014
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:

Natalie Pepper thinks she can just be friends with CJ, the man of her dreams. But after seeing him every day at work – and after he lays it all on the line – it becomes pretty clear that something’s gotta give. She’d admit to herself, and to him, that all she really wants is him…if she wasn’t so afraid of losing the best job she’s ever had (and the life it has made possible).

At least she’s got her friends to distract her. Lulu Rossi is an unorthodox and unpredictable spitfire of a girl who has a habit of saying whatever’s on her mind. And while that attribute entertains friends and intrigues her new boyfriend, Andrew, it might be the one thing that stops their relationship from moving forward. Lulu has unintentionally entered the world of Upper East Side royalty, as her ER doctor boyfriend turns out to be the pedigreed heir to an old money fortune – one that is watched over by his manipulative and exceedingly judgmental mother, Elizabeth “Tippy” Barton.

Natalie’s insane supervisor worsens the situation at work when her own man troubles result in a new “no fraternization” policy, and CJ finally gives up and begins to look for other opportunities. Natalie is forced to decide what is important to her for once and for all. Will it be CJ or her job?

Lulu must prove her worth to Andrew’s family – or make him see that the only person whose opinion really matters is his.


NATALIE 

“You ready?” he asked.
“For lunch?” I winked.
“For whatever,” he said, an earnest smile on his face. CJ and I had a complicated relationship. There was a mutually acknowledged attraction between us, and I’d shared the two very best kisses of my life with him. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t part of my plan to get involved with someone at work—for a whole slew of reasons. So despite our incredible chemistry, we were doing our best to enjoy a friendship instead. But CJ made no secret of his desire for more.

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH | AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME by Ann Aguirre

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I am absolutely ecstatic to bring you the Release Day Launch for Ann Aguirre's AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME! 

AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME is the second novel in Ann's New Adult Contemporary Romance 2B Trilogy Series, published by Harlequin HQN! If you haven't already read I WANT IT THAT WAY buy it NOW. We can't wait for you all to read it so you can dish with us about it!

As Long As You Love Me



AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Synopsis:


Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.

Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.






Mom was asleep, so I checked my email. I had the usual spam, plus notes from all my former roomies, which made me happy. I missed all of them, even Max, though things were unspeakably awkward between us at the end. I opened Nadia’s first:

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH | THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING by Rachel Harris

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I am so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch of Rachel Harris' THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING! THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING is the first book in Rachel's The Fine Art of Pretending Series published by Spencer Hill Contemporary.

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THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING Synopsis:


According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOOK BLITZ | BLACK ATONEMENT by Sasha Hibbs


Black Atonement
Release Date: 09/26/14
Evernight Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

The burden of Dave’s girlfriend’s death pushes Brandi, the Seraph of Love, to abduct David Howels hoping she can protect Dave from his murderous father, Ragnar, and also atone for all her sins. Leaving a trail of broken hearts, will Brandi be able to show Dave that all in life is not lost in death? Twists and turns abound as Brandi discovers her own shocking revelation: That Dave has been her soul mate all along.

Separating Dave and herself from their allies on the threshold of the apocalypse, Brandi turns to an old friend for help-a witch-to aid her in her quest to prepare Dave to face his worst fears and her own. Filled with curses, secrets that threaten to destroy everything, Brandi must find forgiveness from within before she can find love with a boy she’s forced to hate her. In the past, healing a broken heart would’ve been easy, but now faced with the task of healing Dave’s broken heart while not exposing her own, Brandi learns why love is truly the greatest gift of all
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When that flaming arrow pierced Lucy Nashoba’s heart, Brandi instantly felt the severed connection between Lucy and Dave. It lacerated her own heart, splitting it in two. She would have gladly switched places with Lucy to spare Dave the heartache that currently exhausted his body.

COVER REVEAL | CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST by Nikki Godwin

Today is the cover reveal for CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST   (Saturn series #2) by Nikki Godwin. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

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CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST (Saturn series #2)
by Nikki Godwin
Genre: contemporary
Age category: Young Adult

Blurb: 
Spring break in Los Angeles with her BFFs has been Marisol's driving force to get through senior year. But when a falling out dents her plans, Marisol tucks the broken friendship into her back pocket with her cell phone and spring break bucket list.

Surf city Crescent Cove isn't exactly LA, but once she meets a tattooed brunette named Noah in the hotel elevator, Marisol really doesn't mind crossing off the items on her list without her friends - especially after Noah offers to help. Unaware that Noah fits the criteria for item #3 (meet a celebrity), Marisol is instantly thrown into the world of paparazzi, wild nights, and a spring break she'll never forget.

While her friends are making memories in LA, Marisol is making tabloid headlines. But after slipping a Spaceships Around Saturn secret to the media, Marisol has to fight hard to survive her fifteen minutes of fame and get back on Noah's good side before he crosses her off of his list for good.
You can find Cross me of Your List on Goodreads.

Friday, September 26, 2014

FEATURE & FOLLOW [6] Book character(s) you’d like to see with their own Twitter page





Happy Friday! 



Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog. This way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs, meet new bloggers and make friends. 






This week's question: 
Book character(s) you’d like to see with their own Twitter page ...





AHA! Probably the characters from the Shadowhunter Chronicles (TMI, TID, TDA, TLH and TWP) of Cassandra Clare because I'm quite sure it'll be pure entertainment just reading their tweets to each other. Everyone of them has a distinct personality and it'll be really a joy witnessing their banters over Twitter. Especially with Jace and his sassiness! Imagine that! 




How about you, guys? Who are your book character picks? Tell me about it in the comments! 
PS. Hope you guys would check out my entire blog and decide to follow my accounts (especially, GFC)! All the links to my accounts are on the sidebar soooo just click it up! Thanks to those who will follow! Comment your links below and I'll surely follow you or follow you back! :) x 


COVER REVEAL | RELUCTANT PRINCE by Dani-Lyn Alexander

Today I have a gorgeous cover reveal for Dani-Lyn Alexander’s Reluctant Prince. She’s also sharing an excerpt with us and hosting a giveaway!!! So make sure to keep reading and check all the goodies we have for tis awesome cover! :) 

Title: Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera Book One)
Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Release Date: November 3, 2014 

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Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow. 


Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger. Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.   




Advance Praise for Reluctant Prince "A gorgeously wrought fantasy realm with a heroine who will make you cheer!" ~Wendy Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.    






Exclusive Excerpt: 

Jackson clutched the stone wall of his chamber and gasped for air. What had just happened? He had returned to Cymmera, of that he was certain, but how? He hadn’t accessed the gateway. At least he didn’t remember opening it. A vision of her assailed him, beat at him, reminded him that he’d failed. Oh, man. He was in trouble. He pushed away from the wall. Images of his target taunted him. He shoved a chair aside and tore through the pictures scattered across the table in a desperate search for salvation. There. He pulled the shot from the mess but found only condemnation. The long blond hair flowing behind her in the snapshot had not been visible to him, but there was no mistaking the deep blue of her eyes. The pounding of a fist against the heavy wood door released him from whatever spell she’d cast. “Jackson.” Another loud thud punctuated his name. He struggled to get his bearings, tried to slow the racing of his heart. “Yeah, one

COVER REVEAL | HERE WITH ME by Heidi McLaughlin

Today I'm revealing the cover of the novel HERE WITH ME by New York Times Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin. The book will be released on Thursday, October 23rd.


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Synopsis for HERE WITH ME: 


Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.



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BOOK REVIEW | HIS WOUNDED LIGHT (The Light in the Wound #2) by Christine Brae


Title: HIS WOUNDED LIGHT (The Light in the Wound #2)
Author: Christine Brae (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: December 8, 2013


SYNOPSIS


The perfect life. 


The perfect marriage. 

The jilted lover. 

Their worlds collide.

Fate intervenes twelve years later and their paths intersect once again. All three will question whether the heart is truly capable of dividing and being divided; each will decide whether it matters who you loved first or who you love last. 

Together they will learn that in the end, there can always only be one.




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It’s been days already since I’ve finished reading His Wounded Light by Christine Brae and I’m typing in my review just now. Why? Because I have to let everything that happened in this book sink in. Just wow, it totally blew my mind and my emotions away. I actually won’t go into detail with what happened here in this book because I’m quite sure that you’ll want to get a full experience of it once you’re reading it. And I also want you, guys, to experience that same level of happiness, sadness, frustration, regret, pain and everything that I’ve felt while I was reading it. Trust me on this.

Actually, I was really scared to start reading this book. Yes, and I even told Christine about me being scared to dive into this. The Light In The Wound’s ending seems perfect for me already and I’m fully contented with it. But then, Christine has so much to tell about these characters and their lives. So yeah, I was really scared how this one will affect everything because come on… Every Book 2 in a duology, trilogy or series just opens up a whole lot of opportunities to break relationships and let different kinds of drama in.

His Wounded Light is written from the POVs of Alex, Jesse and Isabel which was a great treat for us because we were given the opportunity to get to know more about their deeper thoughts and feelings. The shifting in the POVs was nicely and cleverly done. I notice what you did there, Christine!

THE PROLOGUE. I can’t even, guys! Christine did it again with her “WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED HERE?” kind of prologue! I was even chanting “what the heck what happened to them?” in my mind when I was reading it. My curiosity and emotions were tearing me apart. One part of me wants to carry on reading already and the other half wants to stop first thinking that I can’t handle what’ll happen next.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

RAMBLINGS | ARCs, Shipping Celebrities, Until Forever Trilogy and Mayon Volcano


There’s just a lot of stuff to talk about and I’ve chosen four thoughts that are constantly bugging me and flashing like a neon sign inside my head.

ARCs from HarperCollins. Yehey for review copies from HC! Thank you so much, guys! I received THREE ARCs in the mail two weeks ago but I didn’t have the chance to make a “Thank You” post about it! Actually, two of these books that I got weren’t exactly included in my request list but I’m still excited to dive into it. So what are the titles that I got, then? Hmmmm. I have a review copy of Sara Shepard’s The Perfectionist, The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan and The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney. I haven’t read any books coming from these authors (YES, I haven’t read The Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard *shame on me*!) so I really don’t know what to expect towards their writing style and how they tackle their stories. It excites me, though. I’ll probably read The Dolls after I write my review for His Wounded Light by Christine Brae tonight. Again, Thank you so much HC for these lovely books!

Rob - FKA Twigs. I guess this thing between them is real already, huh? </3

I’ve been repeatedly telling myself for the past years that I should stop shipping celebrities because it’ll just give me heartache when they don’t end up together. Like, shipping Zac-Vanessa and Ian-Nina. But ughh, I JUST CAN’T STOP. Now, I’m currently mending a broken heart AGAIN!

Since Twilight days, I’ve been shipping hard and waiting for Rob and Kristen to be together. I’ve been social media stalking them and even joining a team who blogs about their movie premiers, sightings and all that jazz. That’s how hard I fall for them. So, you can probably imagine how ecstatic I was when I saw photos of Rob and Kristen holding hands and just seeing them together in one photo back in the days. *jumps up and down* And you can also imagine how down I was when the July 2012 (I think) issue and April 2013 break-up news hit the web. *tissues everywhere*

During those tough times, I still have this huge hope that there’ll be a sighting (with photos) of Kristen and Rob together after that alleged break-up. I have high hopes and desperate for something or anything to surface. Plus, I have faith that they were still together, like together together, because there weren’t any rumors surrounding them regarding other guys and girls being linked to them. Well actually, I really don’t believe articles in the web. It’s like I (or I think, any fangirl in any fandom has) have this principle that goes like this, “pictures or it didn’t happen”.

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AND THEN THIS. This one, hit hard. I can’t even. I can’t believe that it’s happening already. Huff … If Rob’s happy then that’s it. I respect that. I won’t result into bashing Rob and FKA Twigs because of them being involved in a relationship, like others fans that I can see on Twitter. Remember, we are just FANS. We don’t have a say on who they take on dates. But I’m like you, guys, I’m heartbroken too. I’m upset too. We are just experiencing something a normal and devoted fan who’ve been following Rob and Kristen for years. *virtual hug*

Though, I’m still holding on to that idea that this is just a phase, a bump or whatever you want to call it that, in Rob and Kristen’s relationship. I’m still holding on that they’ll get a forever. Ha! Who’s with me?

I don’t know, I’ll probably stay away from shipping celebrities from now on … I’ll just stick to fictional characters. Hahahaha :) 

COVER REVEAL | INSPIRE by Cora Carmack

I am thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

 
Inspire
SYNOPSIS

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.


As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

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COVER REVEAL | BLOOD ISLAND by Samantha Coville

Release Date: 2015
Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs


Summary from Goodreads:


COMING SOON IN 2015, THE SEQUEL TO BLOOD OATH:


With Elizabeth on the loose and Byron free to roam the halls of headquarters, the Siren community is on edge, waiting for the impending first strike.

And it comes when three Elders are found dead after they go out for their monthly hunt.

Now, for the protection of the soon to be heir to the throne, Raya and her friends are sent to an unmarked island where Sirens walk in the sunlight without fear. It's their island.
And it might just be the key to a dark plan.


RELEASE DAY BLITZ | LOVING EDEN by T.A. Foster

 

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Today is the release day for LOVING EDEN by T.A. Foster! Be sure to check out the contest below for a chance to win some fabulous books!

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LOVING EDEN BLURB:

Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country? I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey. Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be.



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