Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cover Love/Reveal: Requim

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Love this cover.. So sad to see this trilogy over.
Releases March 5th, 2013

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review: Creating Fate by Rachel Firasek

Creating Fate (Unspun, #1)
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Creating Fate (Unspun #1)
By Rachel Firasek
ebook, 75 pages
Publication date: July 10, 2012

She gave away her heart…
Giving her heart to a mortal wasn't something the First Fate planned. Losing him nearly shattered her soul. Upon his death, Clotho swore never to love—or weave life—again. Hoping she'll change her mind before it's too late, Zeus commands the spinner of life to take a much needed vacation from her immortal responsibilities.

He had to hide his...
Dane is close to cracking the drug ring he's spent the last two years infiltrating, but needs to perform one last heist to meet the head man and prevent an impending war. An undercover agent, he’s now on the run from drug lords, thieves and with the very woman whose tears make him forget his purpose.

Together they’ll find a way back from the dark.
Chloe will have to put her trust in the man she believes may have killed her fiance, or face an eternity on Earth. Without the desire for life, hope could slip through the cracks of time if he doesn’t love away her sorrow.

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I received this book from Smashwords and it took me a while to sit down actually read it. I am so glad I finally did this book was really good. Chloe is strong, tough and hard headed goddess. She is one of the three fates alongside her sisters. She is sent by her father Zeus down to earth to find her sisters but what she soon faces could either break her heart or be with the man she is fated to be with. 

This book is a whirlwind of romance, love, and hot schmexy passion. The tension between these two is pretty intense. In the beginning I was a bit shocked at how fast Dane and Chloe started to fall for each other. It was a little bit too much too soon and made it a kinda hard to relate to. But in the end it worked well. I wish there was some more bones to the story and some more background info so I could truly understand Chloe's heartbreak and her loss. Dane was a fun hot character and really liked him for Chloe. They made a good match. But I definitely recommend this short novella for any one looking for a great romantic easy read. I give it 3 stars! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WINNER of Clockwork Prince

*Throws virtual confetti* CONGRATULATIONS!! Thanks to all who entered! Stay tuned.. I am thinking I'll have another giveaway SOON!
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ArmchairBEA: Beyond the Blog

Today’s topic is “Beyond the Blog” Has blogging opened up opportunities for you beyond getting free, advance copies of new books? Has it helped you get offers to write or review elsewhere (maybe even for pay)? Have you gotten invites to special events or places you might not have been to otherwise? 

Today's post is a little hard for me.. I haven't and don't want to monopolize my blog. I'm not in any way against others doing it. It's everyones choice how they wanna run their blog. I started my blog just for the love of reading and wanting to share my love of books with others. I will receive books from authors/publishers to read and review but I do it for the love of reading so I can share it. Most of the giveaways that I host are provided by me and I pay shipping. I do host giveaways for authors too. I'm kinda all over the place here and I hope I'm making sense but I do it to share my book love. :)

Outside the blog my main focus is being a mother. I love everything about it. I also am a wife and love our little family. And just recently I registered for classes at my local tech school so I'm sure that is going to take up a lot more of my time once school starts at the beginning of July. Hopefully I will get to keep up with the reading and blogging but I think that's going to be wishful thinking. ;) 

ArmchairBEA: Let's Talk Networking

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Networking.. hmmm. I don't usually do a whole lot of networking but the most recent thing that I get the opportunity of doing is reading and giving feedback on her newest book before it is even sent to her editor! And that lovely author is Krystle Jones! I just received the book yesterday and am going to be starting soon. :)

I do want to get into some type of book club at a local library or something fun where I know other readers are just as pumped as I am about reading. The hard part for me is I tend to flake out on things and don't go. (I know!! I'm bad.) I don't know why I do it I just do. I will need to start holding myself more accountable for things like that. But what I'm really trying to say is to me the networking isn't my main focus.. I started the blog to share my love of reading and to post reviews of books that I loved or didn't love so much. I love getting new followers so I can share what I think of books and in return hope people want to share things with me too. I would love to be more in contact with other bloggers and love to tweet! So if you want to talk books, tweet me (easiest way for me to respond), comment me or email me! I'd love to get to know anyone that has the same love for books as I do! All my links are at the top of the page! Let's get to know eachother! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 2: Best of 2012

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For day 2 for the ABEA we get to chose the best of 2012! There are so many books out this year that this is going to be tough to chose only some. But I'll do my best! And they are all linked to Goodreads all you have to do is click on the picture!

Storm (Elemental, #1) Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) Last Rite (Personal Demons, #3) Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12) City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) Obsidian (Lux, #1) Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Young Love MurderAnew (The Archers of Avalon, #1) Pure (Covenant, #2)

Ok! I'll stop! There are so many great books out there this year it's crazy! But these definitely hit my top of my list of Best of 2012! And they are in no particular order! 
Leave me some comment love with a link back to your ABEA post because I'd love to see your Best of 2012 list! :)
I'm not going to post another giveaway but I do currently have one on the blog for Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Just click on the giveaways tab at the top and click the picture to enter!! :) good luck!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shade (Shade, #1)
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Shade #1 by Jeri Smith-Ready

Paperback309 pages
Published (first published May 4th 2010)

Blurb: Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.

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I heard about this book quite a while ago and never really thought about picking it up and then I saw it at my local Barnes and Noble so I decided to give it a try. I am soooo glad I did! This book was funny, heart-breaking so full of love that it had me laughing, crying and smiling along with all the characters. This book was just.. wow. Wow. So good. I usually don't read books about ghosts but seriously this book couldn't have been any better or wouldn't even know what to do with myself. It got everything perfect. 

The love triangle was different from anything I've read and my heart went to both guys. Logan is a hot guitar player in a band. That in itself is awesome and the love he showed to Aura was super cute. A lot of the moments with Logan and Aura had me in tears. Then in steps Zachary with a sexy Scottish accent and is there by Aura's side all the way through. He showed such a huge amount of patience that it was so sweet I wanted to melt. 

Aura was a great character and so developed I really connected with her and wanted to know what was going to happen. The pacing and everything that happened in this book was perfect. It flowed easily and was so interesting I finished this book in a day and can't wait to pick up the next book. This is seriously one of the best books I've read. Seriously you gotta pick this book up and read it! Amazing. I give this book 5/5 stars!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

ArmChair BEA 2012 - Day 1 Introductions

For the first day of ArmChair BEA I am going to answer five questions so you can get to know me a little better and then I'm off to other blogs so I can learn some about all the other bloggers! Cheers!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Well my name is Janae! I am a huge reader and you can find me reading at almost any point of the day. Drives my husband crazy ;) I can't help it, I prefer to read rather than watch tv. I am a mother to the best little girl in the world, I'm sure every mama says that but she really is. I have been blogging for just over a year and recently just got back into it and putting more effort in promoting my blog and hosting giveaways. I love to give stuff away! ;)

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am just about to start Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready and I'm pretty excited about it. And my favorite book of 2012? Oh wow.. So many to name I can't choose just one so I'm going to name a couple: Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, Storm by Brigid Kemmerer, and I'll stop at Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers. SOOOO many more I want to list but I don't want to bore you! OH! City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Sorry one more!

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am going to be starting at the tech college summer quarter to get my degree in either dental assisting or as an xray technician. I figure I'll take the prerequisites and go from there and decide. I'm pretty excited and nervous as I haven't been to school in 7 years. Wow. BUT I'm glad I am going to get a degree and be able to help support my little family and then hopefully add on to it. :) 

What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)? 
I love reviews so that's my favorite about my blog. It's how I learn about new books and if they are worth my time reading or if it's something I'd be interested in. 

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I'd want to have dinner with Jace Lightwood from Mortal Instruments series.. Oh jeeze do I really even need to explain myself? ;)

If you're participating or if your not in ArmChair BEA comment and tell me some about yourself! Link it up! And I'll send some comment love back! ;) 

Also check out my 100 follower giveaway of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare! :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Armchair BEA

So I'm kinda a teensy bit jealous of all the lucky bloggers that are going to BEA. Ok I lied.. I'm pretty jealous. :) One day I'll be rich and be able to go there! One day... Butttt until that day I am going to participate in this little (actually big) thing called the Armchair BEA. I'm pretty excited about it to be able to do all the fun daily tasks and things to do and meet and greet other bloggers! Can't wait!

Soooo to wrap this up! Come back monday and read a little about me!