Monday, July 29, 2013

Trailer Reveal + Giveaway: Soul Taken by Katlyn Duncan



Soul Taken (The Life After #1) by Katlyn Duncan

Release date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Carina UK

Description:

After-life just got a lot more complicated Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dare Me by Eric Devine (Book/Trailer Blast) + Giveaway!

I'm glad to be able to participate and share to you, readers, Dare Me by Eric Devine! Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Presenting you the trailer for Dare Me! It's one click away - Watch it now!



When Ben Candido and his friends, Ricky and John, decide to post a YouTube video of themselves surfing on top of a car, they finally feel like the somebodies they are meant to be instead of the social nobodies that they are. Overnight, the video becomes the talk of the school, and the boys are sure that their self-appointed senior year of dares will live in infamy. Every dare brings an increased risk of bodily harm, but Ben cannot deny the thrill and sense of swagger that come with it. The stakes become even more complex when a mysterious donor bankrolls their dares in exchange for a cut in the online revenue the videos generate. But at what point do the risk and the reward come at too high of a price? What does it take to stay true to one’s self in the face of relentless pressure.


About the Author


Eric Devine is the Young Adult fiction author of Dare Me (pub. date 10/8/13), Tap Out and This Side of Normal

He is also a high school English teacher and education consultant. Eric married his high school sweetheart, and together they are raising two daughters in Upstate, NY. He is represented by Kate McKean of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. Both Dare Me and Tap Out are edited by Lisa Cheng and published by Running Press.

Find Eric Devin on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, and Edelweeiss


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~*GIVEAWAY*~




1 Winner will get this awesome t-shirt + an ARC of DARE ME by Eric Devine
Must be 13+ To Enter – Shipping in the US Only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Event organized by:
Book Nerd Tours
Thank you and may y'all have a great time reading! :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Perry's Killer Playlist

When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band, Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well . . . Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, kidnappings, CIA agents, arms dealers, boat chases in Venetian canals, and a shootout in the middle of a Santa Claus convention ensue.

Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was absolutely a killer playlist! With every chapter, there's written on top of the page is a song title and the artist or band who recorded/sang it. Awesome, adventurous and thrilling book! The different scenes happened really fast! It was truly gripping, action-packed!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Dream Girl by S.J. Lomas


Blurb:

For Christine, dreams have never meant much. Until she meets Gabriel. Everyone thinks Christine should stay away from her new coworker at the library—thanks to his bad reputation—but when her dreams grow more vivid and she becomes entangled in a dangerous dream world with Gabriel every night, she can’t stay away. Soon it’s clear there is far more to dreams than Christine ever imagined, and now she’s on the path to making the biggest, and strangest, decision of her life. 


Look for it in November 2013 from Scribe Publishing.


"An intriguing debut, DREAM GIRL introduces a world where simply falling asleep can bring you anywhere – including into danger. Readers will never think of dreams the same way again!" - Laura Ellen, author of BLIND SPOT

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Reveal hosted by
Thank you and happy reading everyone! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Stealing Parker

Summary from the author's website:

Companion to Catching Jordan. This book is about a girl named Parker, who has a crush on the 23-year-old coach of the school baseball team. Parker goes to the same school as Jordan Woods and Sam Henry, so you *might* see some familiar faces in my second book.

Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.

Now Parker wants a new life.

So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?

But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?

Author: Miranda Kenneally (Website)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me a while to read this book but let me tell you it was worth the time to to take it a slow reading. At first, I wasn't certain that I would finished it because let's face it, I didn't really thought it was that good at the beginning. Woah woah. Wait there... I didn't believe it, this book isn't good. Yet I continued reading it until I cannot be stopped. Besides, the first companion to this is Catching Jordan and that I thought it has a potential plot to it. However, Stealing Parker - this one, IS the one I really enjoyed reading compared to the first one, honestly!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Creatura by Nely Cab

New version features BRAND NEW CONTENT!!
*Cover by PhatPuppy Art ( http://phatpuppyart.com/ )*

Ooohh... It's hauntingly beautiful cover! Check it out, bookworms!!

Creatura by Nely Cab
Expected Pub: 8/6/2013

Isis can control her dreams. Or she could-until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?


About the Author


Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled "Creatura".

The rights to "Creatura" were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it is scheduled to appear within the next year.

Author Links:

Website: www.nelycab.com | Blog: www.nelycab.blogspot.com | Twitter: www.twitter.com/nelycab | Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/nelycab | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Creatura.by.NelyCab

Reveal hosted by:
BB Book Tours
Thank you and have a wonderful time reading y'all! :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Boundless

The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer deny was that she was never meant to have a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seemed like the best option, so she’s headed back to California—and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.
In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must choose her fate once and for all.

Author: Cynthia Hand (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: HarperTeen/HarperCollins
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I finally got it in my hands, I just couldn't stand the fact that I have homework to worry about but I said homework can wait. I started reading it all the way till midnight. Boundless, to me, is so hard to even leave it just for a while when I took a little break. I completely forgot about breakfast and lunch.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Wings by Elizabeth Richards & Giveaway!



Today we are super excited to share the cover to WINGS, the third and final book in author's Elizabeth Richard's BLACK CITY series!





Check out this beauty! 




Wings (Black City #3) by Elizabeth Richards




Get the first two books in the series! 












OPEN INTERNATIONAL!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Book Blitz: Rush by Eve Silver

I am so very excited to share this book blitz - Rush by Eve Silver! This book is in my reading list on Goodreads!

SQUEEE! I'm so happy and grateful to be able to participate for this book blitz! I'll be sharing 3 teasers from the book. Plus, the book trailer!

And...whoops! I almost forgot to tell about a giveaway at the end of this post! Don't forget to enter it!

Brace yourselves! :)

Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen


Summary from Goodreads:

So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

 photo addtogoodreadssmall_zpsa2a6cf28.png photo 



B6096376-6C81-4465-8935-CE890C777EB9-1855-



000001A1E900B890_zps5affbed6.jpg photo 



111AD205-AA04-4F9E-A0F4-C1264C4E9F30-1855-



000001A1E8CEB6D7_zps9b730b94.jpg photo KoboIcon_zps515cdc1a.jpg

Here comes the 3 teasers I told you about!

Teaser #1

He smiles, a faint curve of his lips that reveals the barest hint of a long dimple carved in his right cheek. “No, but I can read your expression. And I’ve been doing this long enough that I know what most people tend to think when they first open their eyes.”
“Doing what long enough?”
“This,” he says, and nothing more.
A second of silence stretches into two. Though I can’t see behind his glasses, I have the feeling he’s not looking at me anymore, that he’s scanning the area, looking for…something. But as I stare at him, I see me—tiny distorted reflections of me in the shiny, convex lenses.

Teaser #2

I stare at the things in front of me: the Drau. I can’t look away.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember Jackson talking about Medusa.
Don’t look at their eyes.
Their mercury eyes.
They’re poison.
They will kill me.

Teaser #3

Color and sound explode, too bright, too loud. Even the air on my skin feels like it’s too much. My fingers go lax. The bag’s handle slides down my palm, then along my fingers to the tips, impossibly slow. The world tips and tilts and I flail for balance.
Luka grabs my hand and holds tight.
I blink. My house, my open front door, Dad, they’re all gone. My breath comes in short
gasps and every muscle in my body feels like it’s knotted up tight.
I’m standing in a grassy clearing bounded by trees.
The lobby.
We’ve been pulled.

Copyright © 2013. Eve Silver. All Rights Reserved.

Now, the book trailer! Check it out! I watched it and gave me the goosebumps!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


About the Author


Eve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada, but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. Watch for the first book in Eve’s new teen series, THE GAME: RUSH, coming from Katherine Tegen Books, June 2013. She also writes books for adults.



~*Giveaway*~

WIN a signed copy of Rush (US & Canada only)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Event organized by:
Thank you and have a great time reading, bookworms! :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kindness for Weakness

Shawn Goodman will capture your heart with this gritty, honest, and moving story about a boy struggling to learn about friendship, brotherhood, and manhood in a society where violence is the answer to every problem.

Author: Shawn Goodman (Website)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, I want to say that this book is really an amazing, good read! I actually picked it up by random from the library!

Basically, here's the summary of what the book is about. James (no mentioned surname), a 15-year-old boy who lives in Dunkirk - a small town in western New York. He's got no friends. Friendless. His family is not on good terms. The only person he's got is his brother, Louis - strong, tough, and all with muscles - and looks up to him like he's some kind of hero who can save the world. At least in his 'world' - until admiration turns to disappointment.

"But the main reason I don't feel like a regular kid is because I have to worry about so many things."

The book gave me flashbacks from the nightmare of my past, though it isn't true that it was a nightmare in dream when I sleep, but for real - nightmares happen in reality.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT -- Why, I decided to name it the way it is

This is indeed a huge step for my blog!

I have an announcement to make. I have decided to change my title blog. It'll be..... *drum roll*

from "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait"

to

Queekie Girl Reads

Find out why: on this page: http://thequeekiegirl.blogspot.sg/p/blog-page.html

Friday, July 12, 2013

Book Blitz: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Heya bookworms! Check out blitz Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz! So happy to be able to have the time and participate for this blitz! Busy school week for me but let me worry about that later. Now it's time you know about this book!

I can't wait for you guys to read the excerpt! It will absolutely leave you wanting to read more! Squeee!

Included in this post:
  • Excerpt
  • and Giveaway!
Make sure you enter the giveaway to win fabulous prizes!


Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
Release Date: 07/09/13
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Summary from Goodreads:

On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.


~Excerpt~
“So where is he?” She cranes her neck, trying to spot Ryan in the crowd. Heart pounding, my mind hiccups through its storehouse of facts. I reposition myself to block her view. There’s no time to try texting Ryan a warning. I could tell Susannah. Tell her how Ryan has been sneaking around behind her back for over a year, even hooking up with two college juniors in a motel room during one of our out of town meets. But defying the Morgan machine by pointing this out takes too much energy. Instead I blurt, “Did you realize the Watch Hill carousel was once part of a traveling carnival?”

She laughs and shakes her head. “What? Jeremy, sometimes you can be such a--” But her voice trails off as her gaze wanders past mine, her smile crumpling like a paper bag. I follow her line of sight and I know this is it. The crowd has thinned around Ryan, enough for her to see him with his mouth smashed against Claudia’s.

“Oh, man,” I gasp. I turn to comfort Susannah, but she is already gone.

I stand, dithering; wanting to run after her and apologize for letting her walk into this ambush.

But, no. This is something Ryan needs to take care of. I might have signed on to sweep his mess under the rug, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to clean up after him. I push through the crowd to get to him.

“What? She what? Did you know she was coming back early?”

I feel my face heat. “No.”

Ryan pushes Claudia off of him, his stage makeup still glistening and thick, traces of Claudia’s lipstick smeared on his lips. “Good job, Jeremy. You could have at least texted me.”

My hand curls into a fist. I stuff it in my jacket pocket. “She ran out,” I say. “Maybe you can catch her.”

Ryan shrugs, and without a coat, stalks out of the theater into the night. I wait a few minutes then follow. Susannah’s car is gone, and so is Ryan’s. I try to call Susannah, but she doesn’t pick up.

I get in my car and focus on resisting the water bottle’s siren call, panicked glimpses of my waking nightmare crashing through the floodgates, the terrifying memories swept through with it. The rain and the torrents of water sweeping past, draining into the Gorge, forcing me to remember. To relive it. No. Not now. I need to stay clear.

Since eighth grade, when I discovered that liquor dulls my terrors, I have been a master thief and spy.

Not even Ryan knows.

Just a sip to calm my shaky nerves. One tiny sip to beat back the rising waters that threaten to drown me. I can do it. I pride myself on my steely self-control. My ability to remain stone-cold sober even when the track team holds a victory keg party. They call me Jeremy the Teetotaler. Jeremy, the History Nerd who never partakes.

I snap open the glove compartment. The innocuous silver bottle is shoved behind the owner’s manual, gas receipts and a collection of power bar wrappers. I raise it to my lips and gulp once, twice, three times; the cold liquid igniting as it hits my throat. It takes two, three more gulps to slow my heart to normal speed. The bottle is nearly empty. I cap it and return it to the compartment, warmth flowing to my cold fingers. I’d need to drink three times as much as that to lose focus.

Swerving the deserted black roads slick with rain over ice, I follow my usual running circuit. This is familiar turf. My backyard, practically.

Yes. I can do this. Susannah knows my route so I hope she’s come this way and parked, knowing I’d find her. She wants me to find her. To comfort her. I’ll tell her everything. How I’m sorry for lying to her. For letting Ryan hurt her. And maybe at last she’ll accept that it’s not Ryan she wants, but me.

But there’s no sign of her.

After driving and searching fruitlessly, my mind churning with outcomes, the now driving rain blurring my windshield, I can’t stand it anymore. My heart is racing. Just one last sip to fortify myself is all I need.

When I round the next hairpin curve, my headlights flash on Ryan’s car parked behind Susannah’s, engines running. I squint through the rain and mist and spot them behind the guardrail, illuminated in the headlamps’ cone of light. There’s no shoulder on this side of the road, so I pull over when I can, about twenty yards past them. When I finally get out of the car I can hear her shouts over the racket the rain makes. My head is buzzing, but my thoughts are clear.

In fact, they’ve never been clearer, as the roots that entangle me fall away.

The damp air smells like freedom.

Susannah screams, and pounds at Ryan’s chest with her fists. He shoves her hard and she falls backward. I don’t see her get up again. Raucous arguments were nothing new between Susannah and Ryan, but I’d never seen him hit her before. There’s a steep decline into the woods where they’ve chosen to have their argument and I worry Susannah could have gotten hurt. Ryan disappears now, too. What the hell are they doing?

I begin to run at full tilt. I still have some distance to cover, but that’s no problem for me, even with the Absolut pumping heat through my veins. But my boot heel catches on a wet leaf then slides out from under me.

I’m flying, but I land softly.




About the Author


Lisa has been a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.

BREAKING GLASS which will be released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014, along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future, along with graphic novel style art.


~*Giveaways*~


  • 1-custom pendant like the one pictured on the book cover
  • 2-signed ARCS
  • 1-original work of Breaking Glass related art created and signed by the author.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Event organized by:
Thank you and have a great time reading, bookworms! :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Blitz: Lost by M. Lathan

Heya, bookworms! I'm glad that I am able to be a part of and participated this another awesome book blitz! I'm bringing you the second book to Hidden - Lost by M. Lathan!

Included in the post:
  • Character Interview
  • and Giveaway!
Lost by M. Lathan
Series: Hidden, #2
Publication date: June 20th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Synopsis:

Three months ago, Christine Grant found herself, her love, and impossible friends, while losing the memories of the biggest piece of her past.

Now, her powers are spinning out of control and must be tamed by the woman who saved the world, the same woman Christine is predicted to kill in less than a month.

Wanting to punish catty girls was just the beginning. It’s only a matter of time before she discovers that the world is not as safe from her as she hoped it was.





*****Character Interview*****
(prior to Lost)


So, Leah … or is it Christine?
Leah is what the nuns named me at my school. My real name is Christine.

Which one would you like me to call you?
Whichever you want.

Okay, I’ll go with Leah. First, I want you to relax. I know what you’re hiding. Your secret is safe with me. Okay?
Okay.

So when did you first realize you weren’t … human?
It sort of becomes apparent when you can’t seem to think of another room without accidently moving to it.

That must have been scary. I guess I can answer my next question on my own, then. I was going to ask if you had one wish, what would it be. I’d bet it would be to be human. Am I right?
Yeah. Life would be … uh … simpler that way.

Tell me a little about the disguise you keep up. How do you hide your powers?
It’s difficult. I have to be quiet and careful. I have to watch my every move. But I’m still alive so … I obviously don’t suck at it too much.

Obviously. Hats off to you. Have you picked up anything from imitating a human? Do you have typical teenage quirks? A favorite color or food?
I guess I have a favorite food. If oranges count.

Yeah, that counts. What about other typical high school things? Do you have a most embarrassing moment?
There’s too many to choose from. Let me see. Eighth grade, right after a math test I’d completely bombed. I’d been fighting with my magic all day. It seemed like every time I moved, something else in the classroom would move with me. So naturally, I’d stopped moving. A girl I hate, Sienna, screamed my name from the back of class and asked if I was constipated. I guess I looked kind of constipated. Anyway, I tried to move so I wouldn’t look as strange, and the American flag hanging over the chalkboard crashed to Sister Margaret’s desk. Scared out of my mind, I ran out of class. Of course, everyone thought I ran to the bathroom because of stomach issues. They called me Pepto for weeks.

Yikes, that’s embarrassing, all right. It doesn’t sound like you have friends, so what do you do in your spare time?
I draw. I’m pretty good at it. I did a full-scale sketch of the orphanage with shading and everything when I was six. That should have tipped me off that I wasn’t normal.

That sounds spectacular. Do you see yourself becoming an artist when you grow up?
Grow up? I’ve never thought about it. I guess I’ll have to pray that I’ll live long enough to make career decisions. Wish me luck.

Good luck. That’s for chatting with me today.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Check out the 1st book, Hidden


About the Author


M. Lathan lives in San Antonio with her husband and mini-schnauzer. She enjoys writing and has a B.S. in Psych and a Masters in Counseling. Her passion is a blend of her two interests – creating new worlds and stocking them with crazy people. She enjoys reading anything with interesting characters and writing in front of a window while asking rhetorical questions … like her idol Carrie Bradshaw.


~*Giveaway*~

45$ Amazon or B&N Gift Card

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Who is sooo ready to read HIDDEN and LOST? I am! I hope you readers are too!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Event organized by:

Thank you and cheers! Join me again for more upcoming book blitz right here!! Happy reading! :)

Review Updates

Reviews to be posted up soon:
None at the moment.