Monday, September 30, 2013

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

October 1st 2013 by HarlequinTEEN
Genre: upper Young Adult – Contemporary
Goodreads | Pre-Order: Amazon

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She’ll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father’s French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami’s family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Book Blitz: Angus MacBain & the Island of Sleeping Kings by Angela Townsend + Giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you enjoy the blitz below! It includes an excerpt from the book. Plus, a fabulous prize you can win!

Angus MacBain
By Angela Townsend
Release Date: 09/27/13

Book Summary:

Angus MacBain is unaware that his ancestral roots hail from an ancient sect of Scottish kings. When his dying grandfather gives him a dragon pendant, thirteen-year-old Angus learns of a legacy that will take him across an ocean to the island of Iona and thrust him into a heritage he did not know he had.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Blitz: Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair + Giveaway!


I can't wait to read this book!! I'll be able to share an excerpt from the book! I wish I could post every excerpt because it's so good and the guest posts too!! Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy reading the excerpt below!



Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair
Published by: Simon & Schuster BfYR
Publication date: September 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.

Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth:

Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Book Blitz: Waterborn by Kimberly James + Giveaway!


It's time for another giveaway right here on the blog!! I am hosting the giveaway and I will be the one to choose the winner! So, enter away! Everyone around the globe can participate and enter to win an ebook copy of Waterborn! WOO HOO! There's also an excerpt for you to read below - do check that out! Have a great day everyone!!



Waterborn by Kimberly James
Publication date: September 6th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

“You don’t have to choose. You can be both. The girl with the charm, the girl without. They both suit you.”

Caris Harper lives a charmed life. Literally.

When her dad offers to take her to the Emerald coast of Florida for summer vacation, Caris jumps at the chance. The chance to get answers to questions she’s always been too afraid to ask. The chance to be normal. Isn’t that what her dreams have been telling her, that here in the place of her birth she can be normal? But from the first moment the wind caresses her face and the sun touches her skin, the charm begins to fade, revealing a girl Caris never knew existed, one that is anything but normal. The long-buried Song that awakens is only the beginning of a transformation that will challenge her ideas about loyalty and family.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

Looking good!!!
The release date: February 25, 2014.

Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.




Pre-order links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Book Depository

The Facebook event page for the book release party at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL on March 1, 2014: The Secret Diamond Sisters Book Release Party!

The giveaway for the ARC of The Secret Diamond Sisters


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Links to Michelle Madow’s social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest, Twitter

Michelle Madow’s website: www.michellemadow.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Tour: The Summer of Me & You by Rae Hachton (Review)

Welcome to my stop on the The Summer of Me & You blog tour hosted by Yes, I'm Bookish Book Tours. Check out the full schedule of the blog tour on the tour page - Click HERE.

I'm glad to have participated in Summer of Me & You tour!! This has such been a great experience for me as this is my first ever ARC review tour!! Thank you so much to the author and Yes, I'm Bookish Book Tours for a great privilege to have read e-ARC of The Summer of Me & You! *BIG bear hugs* YAY!

The post includes my review for the tour which I tried my best to sound positive, also check out the amazing beautifully designed teasers for you to read! SQUEEE!! Hope you have a great time here at my stop!

Title: The Summer of Me & You
Author: Rae Hachton
Published by: Teen Pulse
Release Date: September 19th 2013

Summary:

This is the summer of first love. The summer of magic. The Summer of Me and You. Kaleb has loved Kayleigh ever since first grade, even if he's never admitted it to anyone. Not even himself. But this summer, that's about to change.

Kaleb's had a troubled past, and Kayleigh's life has always been perfect. He'd love nothing more than to be the guy who ruins it all, and make her fall for him against her mother's wishes.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Knotted Roots Series by Ruthi Kight (Excerpts & Top Ten)

Welcome to my stop on the Knotted Roots Series blog tour hosted by Girls Heart Book Tours.

I am truly happy and super, super excited to share with you a fabulous post today!

You will get the chance to read never-before-seen excerpt from each book in the series! How awesome is that? I made the fonts of the excerpts purple/pink to make it look fancy and absolutely fun! I'm very excited for you guys to read it!

All thanks to the author for providing the excerpts! Don't forget to check out the Top Ten list as well. That will make your time here reading extra fun! ENTER the GIVEAWAY for great prizes!! *grins* I'll take my leave now and let you have the best time to check the rest out! *peace-sign*


Knotted Roots (Book # 1) by Ruthi Kight
Genre: YA Romance

Blurb:

Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton's summer perfect.

Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty's farm is just one of them. Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.

Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can't seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays. That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey (Promo Post)

Welcome to my stop on the Deceived Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click HERE to check out the full blog tour schedule.

Hey everyone! I'm really excited to share Deceived with all of you today! First of all, I want to thank the author for writing the guest post for the stop! Thank you!! YAY!

Check out the guest post and stand a chance to win great prizes - Enter the awesome giveaway!! My review of the book will be up soon on the blog after the tour.

Now, let's have lots of fun!!


Release Date: September 18, 2013
320 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad's demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went--until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker.

How I Live Now


“Every war has turning points and every person too.”

Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.

As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.

A riveting and astonishing story.

Author: Meg Rosoff (Website, Twitter)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Stunning novel! I could not even imagine myself in the world the characters lived in. The chances of me surviving in it is out of the question, because really I would have completely lose my calmness and well maybe just about everything that I am.

What's so good about How I Live Now is, I like the voice of the character. Such different, authentic voice for a 15 year old protagonist. I can't help thinking Daisy's world coming to my world. It's wickedly, cruel world I have no hope of surviving. I love the writing as it sounded a kind of strange, odd and smart writing voice with sense of humor included in.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Hollywood Homecoming by Sasha Summers (Guest Post + Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the Hollywood Homecoming blog tour hosted by Enchantress of Book Blog Tours.

I'm glad to have signed up for the tour! I'll be sharing the guest post written by the author!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! I encourage you readers to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Go sound off your comments below this post!


Book Blurb:

Make-up artist to the stars. The favorite aunt. Dance teacher. Baby sister. Talented musician and song-writer.

Single.

Why did that word rank above the rest? Helen loved her family and understood they wanted her to have the real love they’d all found. It’s just that she’d found her someone special and learned to live without him. She’d been too young for the quirky, idealistic doctor-off to save the world-to notice. And, really, if she had it her way, he’d never know how she’d felt. Now, he was one of her best friends, a pen pal, losing him would be too much.

Fated Truth by Tasha Gwartney (Promo + Giveaway!)




Book Blurb:

When Ella Reese touched Jaxx’s hand for the first time she knew her life would never be the same, never had a touch between two seemingly ordinary finger tips spark a light so bright that Ella felt it ignite the embers burning deep within the withered flower that she called a soul, with the mere brush of a finger Ella bloomed, and Jaxx opened her eyes to a world where she could truly belong.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Blitz: Contrition by Lee Strauss + Giveaway!


Hi everyone! I'm excited for you to check out Contrition blitz! Read an excerpt from the book and it'll be loads of fun as I am hosting a giveaway!! YAY!

You can WIN an ebook copy of Contrition by Lee Strauss! Simply enter the rafflecopter form below and you're in for receiving the prize! I'll be choosing the winner. Open internationally - anyone can participate!



Contrition by Lee Strauss
(Perception #3)
Publication date: September 26th 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Zoe, Noah and the other plane crash survivors are stranded in the Arizona desert.
They all have secrets,
and reasons to hide.
But they’re not alone.
Cyborg soldiers.
War.
Humans and humanoids.
Who can be trusted?
Zoe’s life is in danger.
Noah must make an impossible choice.
Will their love survive their brokenness?
Will the world as they know it end before they can find out?

Cover Reveal: Alchemy by Sheena Boekweg, Melanie Crouse, and Sabrina West


"Do you want me to be dangerous?" he asked, his voice husky and low.
I gulped, and for a moment I was incapable of speech. But he was quiet, waiting. "No. I don't."
"Then I'm not dangerous at all," he murmured. His gaze moved from my eyes to my mouth. "You've never been safer than you are at this moment." I shivered as his breath tickled my skin. Our lips were mere millimeters apart when the sky shattered in a kaleidoscope of colored light. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Guild Series #2: Revelations of the Soul by J.L. Vallance

“Evangeline had prayed Spiro would be able to protect Vivienne, prayed that he’d keep her safe. The truth was, no one would be able to protect her from what was coming, and Evangeline knew that now. She knew that Vivienne was going to have to fight if she wanted to survive.”

Aedan, Lord of the Daemonium, has claimed Vivienne Drake as his prize and will stop at nothing to keep her. As his captive, Vivienne is forced to spend her days interacting with the monster that’s haunted her dreams for the past fourteen years.

Truths of her mother’s past continue to surface, bringing to light the reality of who Vivienne Drake truly is. All the while, Vivienne can do nothing but watch as the fa├žade of the carefully constructed life her mother fashioned crumbles around her; leaving devastation in its wake.

Will secrets and lies be her ruination, or can Vivienne overcome her pain in order to become the salvation The Guild and Humanity needs?

Author: J.L. Vallance (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Buy online: Amazon

**The ebook was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was utterly amazed by how I couldn't stop reading Revelations of the Soul! My eyes glued to every turn of a page all day I lost track of time! I love it to pieces! It has improved on numerous levels.

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Guild Series #1: Deep Into the Soul by J.L. Vallance

At age sixteen, Vivienne Drake’s life completely changed in one devastating moment with the murder of her mother. Now at age thirty, she continues to struggle with the aftermath of that day and the nightmares that began to haunt her following it- nightmares where she is forced to watch the torture and murder of a new victim, all while she endures their pain and terror; prisoner to her own subconscious.

Her life becomes more complicated after meeting the mysterious Calum McCort and learning of a world she’d never imagined existed; a world of Daemonium, Guardians, Lucifer, and The Guild. Not to mention Aedan, Lord of the Daemonium who’s on a mission to abduct her.

Now she’s running from demons she never knew she had, hiding from demons she never knew existed, and searching for the answers to her mother’s past to find the key to her future.

Author: J.L. Vallance (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Buy online: Amazon 

**The ebook was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

First of all, I want to thank the author for providing me the ebook copy of her work. It's overwhelming. I truly appreciate the gifted ebook. Thank you very much once again, Ms J.L. Vallance!

Now moving on to the review. It is indeed the first time I've read Fiction Paranormal. It's absolutely a great chance and I am very fortunate to able to read a book from this genre. I truly enjoyed reading Deep Into the Soul. Though I have to include what I like and do not like.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas (Trailer Reveal Blitz + Giveaways!)


First things first! Here's the book trailer we all have been waiting for! Watch Deadly Kisses trailer right here!




Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
Publication: March 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

Aiden Grant has a killer kiss. Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

The Iron Fey #1.5: Winter's Passage

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck - Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon - who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....

Author: Julie Kagawa (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Harlequin/Mira Ink
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

**Ebook borrowed from the national library**
(Actual) Rating: 4 of 5 stars

A novella I sure recommend for those who have finished reading Iron King! Pick this one up right after and then it should fall into place before the second book in the series which is Iron Daughter.

It creates a sense of wholeness to the story before Ash and Meghan made it to Tir Na Nog. They have come a long way before reaching the Winter Fey territory. Ash was true to his part of the deal of helping Meghan find and rescue her brother, Ethan, who was taken by King Machina of the Iron Court. With that deal fulfilled by the Winter prince, it is now time for Meghan to do her part of the deal - go with him to Tir Na Nog.

Cover Reveal: Sidelined by Kendra Highley + Giveaway!

Today Kendra Highley and Entangled Teen Ember are revealing the cover for SIDELINED. Coming out this September!

On to the reveal!


Blurb:

After being pushed to excel her entire life, high school basketball star Genna Pierce is finally where she wants to be. University scouts are taking notice, her team is on its way to the state tourney, and Jake Butler, the hot boy she's daydreamed about since ninth grade, is showing some definite interest. When he asks her out and their relationship takes off, Genna believes things can't get better.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Allure by Lea Nolan

Today, we're celebrating the cover reveal of Allure, the sequel to Lea Nolan's Conjure, coming October 1st from Entangled Teen!



Worst. Summer. Ever.

Emma Guthrie races to learn the hoodoo magic needed to break The Beaumont Curse before her marked boyfriend Cooper's sixteenth birthday. But deep in the South Carolina Lowcountry, dark, mysterious forces encroach, conspiring to separate Emma and Cooper forever. When Cooper starts to change, turning cold and indifferent, Emma discovers that both his heart and body are marked for possession by competing but equally powerful adversaries.

Review Updates

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