Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Snowed In? So Read GIVEAWAY HOP!!

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A big thank you to Valerie over at Stuck In Books for hosting this awesome giveaway hop!

I am giving away a print copy of Rule by Jay Crowhover!! I LOVED this book!

Rule (Marked Men, #1)
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Goodreads Blurb:
Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters 

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want--and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

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And onto the giveaway!! Also.. have you entered my other huge book giveaway! There's 4 winners plus incentives!! What are you waiting for?? Go and enter that one too!! :)

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Excerpt: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott + (My own GIVEAWAY)

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Promo Blitz + Review + GIVEAWAYS of Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

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Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can’t tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.
Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn’t have interested Old Emma. But New Emma—the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia—New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death—and maybe, for love?

Praise for Heartbeat

“An intense examination of a family coping with grief, this absorbing character study easily keeps pages turning.”

— Kirkus on Heartbeat

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I was highly and pleasantly surprised by Heartbeat. Before I actually dived into the book I was skeptical.. I wasn't wow'ed by the blurb but I'm really glad I didn't judge the book by that. I really loved the cover! It fits the book perfectly!

Heartbeat is heart-breaking, frustrating, tear-jerking, funny, and then finally we get the swoony moments. My emotions were all over the place.. I couldn't figure out how I felt about the whole situation. I really don't know how I would react if I were ever in a situation as Emma was. I understand her frustration, I understand she just lost her mother and she is angry at the world that she lost her. I couldn't even imagine how she must be feeling.

The writing is great. The subjects were controversial and I think it was handled pretty well. I don't think a lot of other people feel the same way.. but the thing to remember is this is a 17 year old young lady dealing with the loss of her mother. She's hurt and confused, she feels like she should have spent more time with her mother. She is left with her step-father Dan, who never really talked to her about his decisions. Emma wanted to feel included in the decisions. All in all it works out. She has Caleb her swoony Mr. Bad Boy. Those two balanced each other out and were able to there for each other to work through it all.

I really am glad I read this book and was given the opportunity to read an early copy. Thank you Elizabeth Scott for writing this! And thank you Kismet Book Touring for hosting the promo blitz!

I give this book 5 awesome stars!!

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About the Author:

ELIZABETH SCOTT grew up in a town so small it didn’t even have a post office, though it did boast an impressive cattle population. She’s sold hardware and panty hose and had a memorable three-day stint in the dot-com industry, where she learned that she really didn’t want a career burning CDs. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, and firmly believes you can never own too many books.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Unrequited by Emily Shaffer

by Emily Shaffer
Release Date: 2014
NA (17+)

Book Summary:

UNREQUITED is An Interview with a Vampire meets Meet Joe Black.

In the town of Belle Ridge there are doctors, lawyers and teachers... but there is only one vampire. Will Leighton has become an expert in making a life for himself amongst the unsuspecting small-town inhabitants, as the high school history teacher. He has spent hundreds of years crafting an identity and routine that make him feel almost human, but he is always missing that important final element, love.

Ashton Wallace is beautiful, smart, and angry. She was forced into an eternal existence, and now her family has moved her away from everything and everyone she knows. In Belle Ridge she is supposed to finish high school and start her life again, but how do you make plans for the next several centuries?

Will has never met another of his kind, and is immediately intrigued by Ashton. He longs to show her that the perceived vampire lifestyle, so popular in storybooks, is far from reality...but will she let him be a friend and guide in this new existence? Can Ashton accept Will into her life, or will she be led astray by a dark stranger with whom she shares an unknown connection?

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About the Author:

Whether writing stories to entertain her younger siblings, or typing up an essay for a class, Emily Shaffer has been a writer for as long as she can remember. Her stories may have changed from talking cartoon frogs to angsty young adults, but her goal to write a compelling story remains the same. When not writing, she lives in Nashville and enjoys all the music, food, and excitement that city has to offer. Her first novel, the well-received chick-lit title That Time of the Month was self-published on Amazon in 2012. Her latest novel, as the others before, are fueled by diet soda and pie.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HUGE Book GIVEAWAY to 4 WINNERS! PLUS incentives!!!

Sooo.. I'm going to do this a little differently. My husband Derick, recently started his own Etsy shop and is also listing his items on Facebook and I was hoping all my lovely followers could help him out by following and spreading the word. He makes beautiful metalworks and is adding new items to his shop frequently. I can't wait to see where he can go with his amazing work. I am so incredibly proud of him and I hope you all enjoy his work as much as I do.

And as a little incentive to follow him (since this is a book blog) I'm having a 4 BOOK GIVEAWAY and there will be FOUR winners who get 1 book each!!!! The more followers he gets.. the more books I will tack on and more winners there will be! I'm going to run this giveaway for a month for a better chance for everyone!! :)

Spread the word for more chances to win!! 

Here's some of his beautiful work. Click on the picture to go to its Etsy page:

2 Varathane Metal Handcrafted Frost Tipped Roses: SPECIAL DEAL! Save 20 dollars!!

Thank you for looking! :) 

Onto the giveaway:

Here are the books I have compiled so far: 

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

Remember.. the more followers he gets the more books and winners will be added! :) I'm sorry but I can only afford US shipping.. Sorry international peeps.

I'm gonna break it down like this:

For every 50 followers he gets on facebook a new book and winner is added!!
For every 50 followers on Etsy a new book and winner is added as well!!

**If you purchase an item on Etsy.. let me know which buyer you are and I will add a special surprise for you. ;)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Wolf's Cry by Natalie Crown

 I'm excited to reveal the cover of The Wolf's Cry by Natalie Crown. This is a YA Fantasy/Alternate World book that releases January 2014. This is the first book in the The Semei Trilogy.

She is his weakness.
And she will ruin everything.

Kammy Helseth's idea of adventure never amounted to more than getting a boat across to the mainland and finally escaping to London. That was until she stumbled through the mouth of the forest into a world beneath our own, the world of the Semei.

Her only wish is to find her way home but when Jamie, her best friend, is taken into this new world of shapeshifters and Crystals she has no choice but to stand up to her fear and to remain beneath the surface. Hunted by Bagor, King of Alashdial, and those that are loyal to him, Kammy finds herself in the company of a group of outlaws led by Jad, a Prince with a bitter past and a similarly bitter demeanour.

They overcome age-old prejudice to find a way to work together. But Bagor knows a secret about the Crystals that threatens to change everything. Kammy and Jad must find a way to thwart the king and to save Jamie, but that is just the beginning. For Kammy is in possession of a Key and the fate of countless lives, both human and Semei, may rest in her hands.
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About the Author:
I grew up in a village called Swilland, in the countryside of Suffolk, England. There wasn't much around, other than farms and fields, but for the most part I loved it, and I still do. I’m a passionate person by nature. I don’t just LIKE things, I LOVE things. Whether it’s a book, a film, or a sports team. Once I decide to enjoy something, I enjoy it to the MAX.

I’m a terrible cook. I prioritise essential social media work over keeping my flat tidy, because I know best. I

Onto my love of reading and, consequently, writing - it was my dad that played a big role in encouraging me to read. He didn't push me towards books necessarily; he simply read a lot himself. Then I would pick up his books and read them after him. I was reading high and epic fantasy from a very young age. I guess that might explain why I have always loved adventure stories with magic and intrigue and princes and princesses in.

I was aware that I wanted to ‘be a writer’ from a very young age. I was convinced I would be the first best seller that hadn't reached double figures in age yet! I wrote about the Danshees, furry creatures that lived through a mirror. I wrote about a Sand Bottle that transported a boy into a world of magic. I wrote about a sick girl finding a music boy that healed her, but transported her back in time. (Wow, I always have loved alternate universes…)

When I was eight I wrote my first novel called The Land of No Return. Despite the title, I am determined to return to it one day. I feel like I owe it to my past self. So, as you can see, I have always been writing. There have been times when I have gone weeks without scratching down a word. Then there are days where I churn out multiple chapters and only my body’s silly desire for sleep and/or food can stop me.

I write because I enjoy it. I write fantasy because I enjoy it. I try my hardest to put something of myself into my writing. I like to think my characters have depth, I like to think that my fantasy worlds reflect upon the real world in some way. You guys will be the judge of that but even if you don't agree I know that I at least try and I can do no more than that.

These days I live in North London and I love it. I work full time and London is a hectic city. Juggling work, writing and a social life is tough but nobody is forcing me to do it so I can't complain. The dream is that writing will be my career one day but it doesn't matter if I never quite make it. I love writing too much to ever pack it in.

I am desperate to get a dog. My mum suspects I miss my cats at home more than I miss her. I am a devout Arsenal/Ferrari/Rafael Nadal fan. I get all mad when confronted with a case of social injustice and then I get all mad when people take the fight for social justice too far. I mostly keep those thoughts to myself and simmer with rage. I watch good TV and bad TV, because I can. What I can’t do is enjoy bad books (subjective opinion of course). I just can’t.

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