Monday, June 30, 2014

BOOK COVER: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard


Title: RED QUEEN 
Author: Victoria Aveyard 


SYNOPSIS


Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army, she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a superhuman ability she didn’t know she had.


Except . . . her blood is Red.



To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a budding Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart. 

Add it on Goodreads.

Read THR's FULL POST about the cover, inspiration, three book deal and a film option here.

Weyhey! What can you say about the cover of RED QUEEN, booknerds and fangirls? Are you going to add this up on your TBR list? Share your thoughts in the comment section of the blog or tweet me up @fandomlybookish! I'll be happy to fangirl with you! :) 

COVER REVEAL: AFTER US (Before & After #2) by Amber Hart


Title: AFTER US (Before & After #2)
Author: Amber Hart

SYNOPSIS

Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.


Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.

Javier has scars of his own. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin, Diego. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.

Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever.

Our time will come. And we’ll be ready.


AFTER US is expected to release December 30, 2014.  
Add it on Goodreads here.


About BEFORE YOU (Before & After Us #1)

Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.

Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her life is picture-perfect. Captain of the dance team. Popular. Happy. Too bad it’s all a lie.

It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don't care.

Eighteen-year-old Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn’t stand a chance of fitting in. Nor does he want to. His only concern is staying hidden from his past—a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him everything. Including his life.

At Oviedo High School, it seems that Faith Watters and Diego Alvarez do not belong together. But fate is as tricky as it is lovely. Freedom with no restraint is what they long for. What they get is something different entirely.

Love—it will ruin you and save you, both.   

Links for BEFORE YOU 


About Amber Hart

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House. 

Connect with Amber Hart

BOOK REVIEW: SCORING WILDER by R.S. Grey


Title: SCORING WILDER 
Author: R.S. Grey (Facebook | Twitter
Publication Date: June 15, 2014

SYNOPSIS

What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score. 

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He's a professional soccer player, America's favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley's already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”

A fun & sexy New Adult Romance (age 17+)

Add SCORING WILDER on your TBR list in Goodreads. 

If you love books which involves 1.) soccer-playing, swoon-worthy dude 2.) headstrong and sassy female character 3.) and a sizzling hot chemistry between them, then I suggest for you to pick this book up already! I swear, you'll enjoy reading this baby. 

I find Scoring Wilder as a very refreshing New Adult read which made it easier for me to give this book a high rating on Goodreads. Why was that? Because despite of the said "forbidden" subject/relationship in this book it ended up being such a light hearted read and it didn't tackle any depressing-ish back story. The narrative was very engaging (30% in and I already tweeted the author about it) and fluffy even if there's something "forbidden" brewing within the story. Plus, I love the fact that the author included some references about Miley Cyrus, Harry Potter, Twilight and Game of Thrones! Aha! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

FEATURE & FOLLOW FRIDAY (2): Favorite Coffee Mug



Happy Friday, everyone! 


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.  

Did you notice what the photo on the left says? Hihi! Yes, that's right everyone, I'm so stoked to tell you that I'm one of the Featured Bloggers this Friday! Good thing I checked my email in the wee hours of the morning *coughs* 3:00AM *coughs* over here in the Philippines or else I would've missed this uber cool opportunity! Anyways, be sure to stop by Parajunkee to post the links for your #FF post and check out the simple interview that I did with her! 

Thank you so much again to Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for the feature! <3

This Week's Question: 
Post a photo of your favorite coffee mug (or mugs if you can't choose just one).

Book Blitz & Giveaway: 2B or Not 2B? (The Roomies #1) by Stephanie Witter



Title: 2B Or Not 2B? (The Roomies #1)
Author: Stephanie Witter 
Publisher: AG Publishing
Cover Designer: Cover It Designs
Category: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
BLURB
London Reed is on the hunt for a place to live before the start of her second year in college. Either she is successful and can enjoy her student life without the pressure of her parents breathing down her neck, or she goes back home and clashes with her parents.
Because London doesn’t have a filter.
''You’re a weird one, aren’t you?''
She basically tells it as she sees it. So when she meets the hunky and scarred guy who lives in apartment 2B, the last apartment on her exhausting list, she’s sure to bring some crazy in his life.
But he’s determined to not take a girl for a roommate.
"I have nothing against you, but I don't see this working for me."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: NEW BOOKS from CYNTHIA HAND and GAYLE FORMAN coming in 2015! *happy dance*





Cynthia Hand, author of the Unearthly Trilogy, just shared us this wonderful BOOK COVER and DESCRIPTION of her latest novel over her website ... 

Title: THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE 
Author: Cynthia Hand (Website | Twitter
Publisher: Harper Teen 
Expected Publication Date: February 10, 2015

DESCRIPTION

There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

Add THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE on your TBR list in Goodreads using this link


WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: UGLY LOVE 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 ...

Title: UGLY LOVE 
Author: Colleen Hoover (Website | Twitter)
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 5, 2014 

SYNOPSIS

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.


Mark and add Ugly Love on your "to read" list in Goodreads, using this link


IT'S A COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK AND IT IS A MUST TO PURCHASE AND READ IT! DONE. <3

Read my review for her book that she released back in March, Maybe Someday.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: FIVE WAYS TO FALL by K.A. Tucker

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I am thrilled to celebrate the Release Day Launch of K.A. Tucker's FIVE WAYS TO FALL!! FIVE WAYS TO FALL is the fourth novel in her Ten Tiny Breaths Series, published by Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

FWTF final cover  About FIVE WAYS TO FALL:  


Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.


Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.



If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…


Atria Books ** IndieBound B&N ** Amazon ** iBookstore ** BAM ** Bookish ** Other

Monday, June 23, 2014

BOOK TRAILER: THE DARE by Rachel Van Dyken


Title: THE DARE (The Bet #3)
Author: Rachel Van Dyken (Website | Twitter)
Expected Publication  Date: July 8, 2014

SYNOPSIS: 

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes the third and final book in the New York Time's Bestselling Bet Series...



Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname... until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.

The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she's pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a one night stand turns into a six day adventure when Grandma whisks them off to Hawaii to save them from the ensuing media firestorm.

Jace isn't looking for commitment -- he believes he made that clear when he left the wedding with Beth. Then again, he can't remember much of anything other than the way her skin felt beneath his hands. Now he's stuck with her at some lame couple's retreat and trying his hardest to fight the attraction only a woman like Beth could invoke.

He doesn't think it can get any worse.

But one spider attack... A donkey ride from hell... And an unfortunate episode with Viagra tea -- and there's one thing Jace knows for sure: He should never have agreed to Grandma Nadine's suggestion in the first place.

BOOK BLITZ: HONEY QUEEN by Christina Mercer


Honey Queen
Release Date: 05/31/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Love is honey sweet, but it comes with a fatal sting . . .

Melaina Maris needs wings to fly the gap between loving Sam and her family’s ancient curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers. She won’t let the same fate that killed her father befall another. She refuses to allow her goddess-created bloodline to continue. But there’s no easy way out, especially after the curse turns her into the Honey Queen—savior to honey bees—intensifying her charms.

To help her fulfill the curse’s demands in the least harmful way, her grandmother takes her to mate with terminally ill Boyd. But Boyd’s gay. And an expert in mythology. Instead of having sex, Melaina learns how she might summon the goddess who created the first ancestor bee-charmer and cursed her bloodline. Melaina's magic—tears to save honey bees from endangerment—could be enough to persuade the goddess to end the curse. But an unexpected discovery soon changes that hope, spinning Melaina into a swarm of love, friendship and death.




Available from:
Amazon

EXCERPT

“What about you?” I fold my arms against my chest, suddenly aware I’m not wearing a bra. “Have you felt okay since being in the hospital?”

“Yeah. They pumped me up with adrenaline and I was good to go. Have to carry an EpiPen with me now, just in case.”

Just in case he tangles again with my sisters.

I nod like a bobblehead doll and wonder if it’s the aftereffects of the trance, or whatever it was I just awoke from, or if it’s Sam’s presence that’s causing the room to shrink.   

“Listen,” he says, “I thought we could go for a walk by the river. I brought a couple poles to throw in the water.”

Friday, June 20, 2014

FEATURE & FOLLOW FRIDAY (1): Favourite Books So Far



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.  

If you've been following my blog for quite some time now, I'm sure you'll know that this is the first time that I'm going to join this cool blog hop! So yeah, I'm really excited with this post! :) 







This Week's Question: 

What are your favorite books of 2014 so far? 
(Since I've made a similar post regarding my favorite books of 2014 last week for my TOP TEN TUESDAY feature, I'm just going to include the other books that made it on my favorite list! 


1. SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo 
(*whispers* also Siege and Storm and I have yet to read the final book of the trilogy, Ruin and Rising *whispers*) 
My review: Goodreads | Blog 

2. THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas 
My review: Goodreads | Blog

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: BREAKING FENCES by Juliana Haygert



Breaking Fences (The Breaking Series, #2)
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Word Count: ~80,000
Release date: June/2014
Cover by: Okay Creations

Summary from Goodreads:
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.


But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.


However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**



Available from:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo iBooks

Companion Book:
(cover linked to Goodreads)

EXCERPT

I entered through the back door and halted. Robbie wasn’t kidding. They had a tall shelf filled with bottles, a mini fridge, and three coolers in the back of the stand.
I threw the beer in a garbage can, found one of the many bottles of whiskey, poured a good dose in a red cup, grabbed a can of Coke from inside the fridge, and dumped half of it with the whiskey.
“My kind of girl.”

BOOK BLITZ: FAN ART by Sarah Tregay


Fan Art
Release Date: 06/17/14
Harper Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
When the picture tells the story…

Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.

As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?

This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.





Available from:



An Excerpt from Fan Art, by Sarah Tregay:
Chapter Six

­
In art, Ms. Maude has the lights off and the projector on, and we’re flying through art history at breakneck speed. We started the semester with the cave paintings in Lascaux and, with three weeks of classes to go, we are up to Marcel Duchamp and his urinal. Ms. Maude is certain we’ll get up to present-day art by the end of the term, but the class has a bet going—most of the girls say she will and the guys say she won’t.
I write $1 in my notebook and slide it across the table to Eden.
In my pocket, she writes back.
I’m about to write No way when Ms. Maude leaps ahead half a decade and sums up Dadaism in one sentence. No fair. She segues to the Bauhaus, and I know I should be listening. Those Bauhaus dudes are the founding fathers of graphic design.
But I’m not listening. You going to prom? I write. Again I slide my notebook to Eden.
She looks at me, an are-you-crazy? expression on her face.
I gesture at the note.
She writes something. Slides the notebook back. No.

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