Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Opal Trailer Reveal!!!!



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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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gratitude Giveaway Hop-3 WINNERS



Thank you Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting this awesome giveaway!

This giveaway is to thank all my lovely followers and the new followers as well. So thank you all. Rules are simple.. just have to follow either GFC or Linky. Super easy right? Just fill out the Rafflecopter and you'll be set!

These are what I'll be giving away and there will be 3 winners!
They are all ARCS. You can click on the picture to go to Goodreads profile.

Entice Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1) Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1)


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Each of these blogs are hosting a giveaway to show their thanks to their followers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cover Reveal: Holiday Fling by Victoria H. Smith


Cover designed by Mooney Designs


Holiday Fling by: Victoria H. Smith
Release Date: November 26, 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Novelette)


Book Description:

Tarrah Reid is aware that she holds the name of a famous Hollywood actress… Not that she cares, since the association helps with her "Christmas floozy” persona. She has one goal every Christmas Eve: sleep with her roommate’s cousin while the rest of the family is distracted by fruitcake. However, her annual conquest comes to a screeching halt when she winds up in the middle of a bank robbery and is miraculously saved by a handsome, redheaded stranger.

A few hours with medical student Chase Stewart has Tarrah’s mind in a daze and her heart aflutter. Suddenly, Tarrah no longer wants her fling—she wants Chase. But if there’s one thing Tarrah has discovered this Christmas Eve, it’s that the Christmas gods have it out for her. Her new favorite redhead and her fling have way more in common than just their towering heights. The anticipated announcement of fruitcake has never been more heightened. Before the fruited-pastry delight is served, Tarrah must decide what she really desires this Christmas Eve – a simple fling or something more.

A New Adult contemporary romance, Holiday Fling is a short Christmas tale with a spicy kick.




About the Author:
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. 


Victoria H. Smith Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review and Giveaway: The Gleaning by Heidi R. Kling

The Gleaning - Spellspinners of Melas County 2
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The Gleaning-Spellspinners of Melas County 2

by 
Published October 2012 by Coliloquy, LLC
ebook
In the second installment of the Spellspinners saga, Lily’s worldview is rocked by fear, mistrust, and heartbreak, as she deals with the fallout from the night of her enchantment.

Someone powerful is determined to keep her and Logan apart. But who? And why?

As the covens prepare to do battle in the Solstice Stones, the lines between good and evil, dark and light, begin to blur. Allegiances are called into question. Trust is broken. And all Lily knows may just be an illusion.

Will the star-crossed lovers unearth the seeds of betrayal before it’s too late? Or will the witches and warlocks of Melas County be forced to say goodbye to their magic—and any chance of reconciliation between the covens—for good?

In The Gleaning, nothing is as it seems. And Lily and Logan will have to tread carefully if they hope to uncover the truth in time to save their love and break the curse.


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I read and reviewed the first book of this series called Witch's Brew and LOVED it! You can read it here. These books are a little different from an original book meaning where you able to choose you're own "destiny." Let me explain.. As you're reading the reader gets an interactive experience and is able to chose which way they want the story to go. The ending is still the same but you get to take different ways to get there. I read both ways just so I could be able to review it better. 

I loved this book almost as much as the first. The Gleaning picks up right where Witch's Brew left of and it's filled with intense magic and fiery romance. I loved how we got to know Lily and got some more back story of her ancestors and more on Logan and some from his past. I can't wait to hear more about that. I also loved Jude.. he had that hot bad boy thing going for him and I hope to see more of him in the next book. I love me some bad boys. Butttt I am still on Logan's team... for now! ;) 

The action in this book is great but the ending is pretty heartbreaking once we find out who the doppelganger is. There is betrayal, romance, sexiness and heart-pounding action in this awesome book! I wish there was MORE!! I can't wait for the next in the series!


The release date is tentatively scheduled for October 30th. If you are interested in purchasing The Gleaning go here for updates on when it is available: http://www.coliloquy.com/products/gleaning/ 

I give this book 5 stars!!

Author Heidi R. Kling
Heidi R. Kling
website: 

The publisher has kindly offered a giveaway of both Witch's Brew and The Gleaning in ebook format. US/Can Only sorry international peeps. Just enter on the rafflecopter! Good luck! :)



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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: Submerging by Shana Norris

Submerging (Swans Landing, #2)
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Submerging (Swans Landing, #2)

Sixteen years ago, Sailor Mooring’s mother dove into the Atlantic Ocean and was never seen again. Now, Sailor is following her mother’s long swim to find answers to the questions that have haunted her life: Why did her mother leave? And what really happened the night Sailor’s father died?

Callum Murchadh has spent the last five years banished from his home and his people. At nineteen, he now lives a human life in the northern islands of Scotland, where maintaining a quiet existence is crucial to keeping his secrets hidden.

But having a finfolk girl step off the ferry and into his life was the last thing he expected.

Sailor finds herself both drawn to Callum and frightened by his warnings. He may hold the clues she needs to reach the ancestral home of her people, but knowing whether to trust him isn’t easy.

Dive deeper into the world of the finfolk in Submerging, the second book in the Swans Landing series.


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I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. I also read the first book Surfacing and you can read that review here.

I really enjoyed this book. The pace was set perfectly and I think I have a bit of a crush on Callum. I love when authors have the ability to make you fall in the love with characters and Shana Norris did just that. 

This book starts off almost right when the last ended and we get a switch in the main character. Meet Sailor: she was a bratty, bull-headed, fiery young mermaid. She is put to the test in this book with her step-brother Josh alongside for the journey. Those two make a great team and worked really well together. Then Callum comes and helps them along. Sailor starts feeling drawn to our handsome mysterious young man. Can she trust him? Or not? You HAVE to read this book to find out. It's intense and fast paced and made me sit down and read it in one sitting. Seriously.. go get this book! You won't regret it. 

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Shana Norris
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Twitter:  @shananorris

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H Smith



Book information:

The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1) by: Victoria H. Smith
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance


Book Description:

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

Chapter one to The Crimson Hunt will be on her blog Check it out!




About the Author:

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. 


Victoria H. Smith Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beautiful Creatures: Trailer and Featurette



I seriously can't wait. No jokes. February 13, 2013!! Squee!

Here's the trailer:


 And now to the featurette:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: Opal (Lux #3)


Expected publication: December 11th 2012 by Entangled Publishing

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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http://jenniferarmentrout.blogspot.com/p/october-1-2012.html 



USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cover Reveal: Timeless by Michelle Madow



Remembrance (Transcend Time, #1)Vengeance (Transcend Time, #2)

Click any book to add to your Goodreads to-read list!!

Timeless is the final part of the Transcend Time Saga, and will be released on November 20, 2012

If you haven’t started the Transcend Time Saga yet, the e-version of Remembrance is only $2.99 and can be purchased at AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, and Kobo.

Now ... onto the GIVEAWAY!!  Michelle Madow is giving away all of this on her blog so jump over there and enter! Click on the picture to take you there. Good luck!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: Swell



Releases September 2012

BLURB:

For 15-year-old Beck Ionesco, discovering love with the most popular guy in school is a surprise. So are the bottles and cans he hides in his room and under the car seat. Through Christian, Beck enters a world where you can never be too cool or drunk, and finds herself falling for him, the bottle… and Christian’s dangerous friend Hillman falling for her.
Thank God for that bottle, though, because it’s all Beck has left when Christian abandons her, Hillman begins stalking her, and she finds herself on the wrong end of popularity in the back seat of his car. She’s left to fend for herself and her heart until she finds friendship – and possibly more - with fellow student Jesse.
But Christian wants another chance with Beck, and collides with a drunken fate that becomes his last call. It’s now up to Beck to clean up and reclaim her life, and discover sober love with the one whose life secretly parallels her own.


Check out Julie: 
www.julieduck.com  *  www.julieduck.wordpress.comwww.twitter.com/skodobah
 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cover Reveal: Options by Abbi Glines


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The cover was designed by Stephanie Mooney from Mooney Designs. The expected release date is February 5, 2013. This is the first book in a new trilogy.


Book description:

Two paths.
Two completely different roads.
Each one standing before me.
Each one holding a different destiny.
 
In life you're just supposed to choose one path.  
In life you're not given the chance at choosing one specific future.
 
Until now.
Until me. 
 
Why am I different? I don't know. But I'm going to see those roads and walk down each one. When it's over I'll know which one to choose because I'll know my - options.

Author's website: 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Winner of Vacation Reads Giveaway



Thank you I Am Not a Reader and The Bookish Mama for hosting a super fun hop and all the other blogs for all the awesome giveaways!

Without further ado... The awesome winner of my giveaway is..

Persephone!!! Congratulations! *throws virtual confetti* I have emailed the winner and they have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will be forced to choose a new winner!


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead has a summary!!



Release date: February 12, 2013

Goodreads:
After an event that changed Sydney and Adrian’s lives forever, Sydney struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring Marcus Finch, a former Alchemist who pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her. And when Sydney comes face to face with an evil magic user, she finally begins to embrace the mysterious magic she knows she holds within . . .

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vacation Reads GIVEAWAY of The Pledge



I'm participating in Vacation Reads Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Write and The Bookish Mama. Today I'm giving away a hardcover copy of The Pledge by Kimberly Derting! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Once Upon a Readathon Final Update



Update for me is pretty embarrassing but I have a perfectly good excuse... and that's COLLEGE! Which completely kicked my butt these past couple days with an exam and tons o' homework! I had hardly anytime and by the time I was done with homework I was burnt out. I only read a little bit of my first book which is:
 The Dead (The Enemy #2)
I read 223 pages. MUCH less than I normally do. But I figure college comes first even I don't really want it to. ;)

I participated in the mini challenge on the first day over at Between the Pages blog where I answered some fun questions about which character was being talked about. All book related of course! That was a lot of fun!

Then today I'm going to do The Reader Bee's mini challenge which is "What is my most anticipated book for 2012?" I'm not gonna lie.. I've got lots I'm anticipating but I guessss I'll limit it to one. *Sighhh* So my choice is....

Onyx (Lux, #2)

I seriously can't even begin to explain how excited I am to read this book.

Anyways! I had lots of fun and I REALLY wish I could have read more but college just got in my way. Darn school getting in the way of my reading! :)

And I want to say thank you to Candace's Book Blog and Reading Angel for hosting this super fun readathon! Can't wait for next year! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cover Reveal: Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
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Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3)
Expected Release Date: March 19, 2013