Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Release Day!! Lvei's Blue by M. Leighton!



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Levi's Blue by M. Leighton is LIVE!

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, M. Leighton, comes a brand new super sexy standalone that is guaranteed to make you sweat and make you swoon.
"Amazing. Unique. Beautiful. Sexy. LEVI'S BLUE by M. Leighton is ALL THAT and MORE!" ~~ Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
Levi’s Blue
Four beautiful days. Three steamy nights. One breathtaking love.
Levi Michaelson.
He wanted four dates. Four opportunities to prove I could trust him. Four chances to change my mind about him.
I agreed.
Probably not my smartest decision. He was everything I knew to avoid—gorgeous, charming, sexy as hell—but I couldn’t help myself. When he touched me the whole world disappeared. I should’ve known I could lose myself to him, that he could be the one man to destroy me.
I guess it’s true what they say—some things are too good to be true. And Levi Michaelson might just be one of them.

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My Review:
Get ready everyone because M. Leighton has done it again. Levi's Blue is s spectacular read. It will leave you with all the right feels! Evie used to have a normal life. Then one night her whole life was changed. She was hit by a car and nothing will be the same. She is an artist and at her art showing she meets a man. This man is Levi Mchaelson. Levis seems like a pretty normal guy. He works in shipping and came to Evie's rescue when she needed someone. Evie s very hesitant however, love has not went well for her in the past. She has issues since the accident that prohibit someone from getting to close. It usually ends in heartbreak for her so she has learned to guard herself to keep her heart safe. Levi is a suborn man and will not give up. He has found what he wants. Will Evie give in to Levi's wants?

Levi has known love and along with that tragedy. His past is not all rainbows and unicorns. The way he woo's Evie is, simply put, romantic. He requests 4 dates to sweep her off her feet. He learns enough about her to make some pretty spectacular dates for her. Unfortunately, there is always something looming under the surface. Jealous ex's and secrets. Secrets that will destroy more then just them. If Evie ever found out the kind of person Levi used to be she may not give him a chance. The budding relationship between these to is not insta love but, a slow burn. A smoldering that just gets hotter and hotter. They definitely fit in more way then one. The kid of trust that Evie has to have with Levi is insane. I can not imagine how hard that would be for someone. 

Evie also has a great friend. A friend that is always there for her. Especially since the accident. Her family has disowned her and basically left her to fend for herself. I would hope we all have a friend like that. 

This was a great book. I read it very quickly. I couldn't put it down. The relationship between Evie and Levi was so passionate. So real. You need to get get his book ASAP!




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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

e-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
Four beautiful days. Three steamy nights. One breathtaking love.

Levi Michaelson.

He wanted four dates. Four opportunities to prove I could trust him. Four chances to change my mind about him.

I agreed.

Probably not my smartest decision. He was everything I knew to avoid—gorgeous, charming, sexy as hell—but I couldn’t help myself. When he touched me the whole world disappeared. I should’ve known I could lose myself to him, that he could be the one man to destroy me.


I guess it’s true what they say—some things are too good to be true. And Levi Michaelson might just be one of them.

Goodreads Summary:
The wedding day finally arrives, but when the groom, Peter Ferro Granz, shows up in a torn tux and covered in blood, he calls it off. There's no explanation in his haunted eyes, and the beautiful man leaves without another word.


Sidney isn't about to walk away without a fight. She can recover from a damaged wedding, but a life without Peter is unthinkable. As she pieces together the events of the night before, it becomes clear an old enemy has it out for Peter, and if Sidney steps in the way it could destroy them both.







Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.


In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.

Goodreads Summary:
When Sky’s parents moved from San Francisco to Boulder City in Nevada, she thought her life was over, until she met the Hudson boys. Two years older than her, tattooed bad boy Nate was confident, cocky, good looking, and a straight talker. He was the unattainable guy that all the girls wanted, but the one their fathers warned them to steer clear of. Josh had all of his brother’s looks, but he was the sweet charmer your mother would beg you to marry. Their cousin Billy lacked the brothers’ good looks, so relied on his quick wit to attract the girls.

When all three of them set their sights on Sky, they became competitive, and cracks in their close bond began to form.

Torn between her loyalty to all three, and feelings for one, Sky was faced with a dilemma.

When she made her decision, she had no idea that her choice would set them all on a path that would tear the group apart.


Torn is an Amazon erotic romance, and adult fiction, international bestseller. It's a standalone new adult erotic romance novel, which is heavy on the angst. A box of tissues is likely to be required.

Goodreads Summary:
Destiny’s world is anything but ordinary, only she doesn’t know it yet. Some of her memories are missing, and the handsome and intriguing Nataniel whose attention she has caught is more than just a bartender.

After she suffers a fatal accident, Destiny is turned into a vampire by none the other than the sexy, arrogant, and infuriating famous supermodel Enrique, who expects her to be at his beck and call. Forced to abandon her dreams and plans, she has to learn to feed on humans and navigate the supernatural world. As if that isn’t hard enough, she and Nataniel find themselves on opposing sides.

But when a party goes wrong, Destiny wakes up surrounded by corpses with no idea as to how that happened, and Enrique refuses to help. Her only hope to find and stop the killer before more people die lies with Nataniel… if she’s willing to risk trusting him.



Mature content and language. Not suitable for younger readers.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

e-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
THE SERIES WITH OVER 12 MILLION COPIES SOLD
Volume 22 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Series

Everything has come to this one moment, this one night. The plan is ready to be executed. The sexy, dark billionaire Sean Ferro is at my side and in my bed. As the erotic tension between us deepens, I see the man he could be—the man he’s becoming. Sean has me in every possible way and swears to protect me from my enemies.

But there’s one thing he can’t save, one thing that’s fracturing inside of me and falling apart. My heart is dying in my chest as my demons plague me without warning. The darkness is vanishing from Sean's eyes and reappearing in mine. The monster within is feeding, ready to rear its head as I wait in horror, disgusted with the woman I’m becoming.



If I go through with this, if I cause the deaths of these people, there will be nothing left of me. But if I don’t fight back, I die. I don’t want to fight anymore, but there’s a tiny reason urging me on, a secret I’ve known for a while giving me strength to see this through.

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Goodreads Summary:
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.


There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Goodreads Summary:
When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake.


Now someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.

Goodreads Summary:
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.


Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

Goodreads Summary:
It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.


But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?






Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ARC Review of The Arrangement Vol. 22

Goodreads Summary:
THE SERIES WITH OVER 12 MILLION COPIES SOLD 
Volume 22 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Series 

Everything has come to this one moment, this one night. The plan is ready to be executed. The sexy, dark billionaire Sean Ferro is at my side and in my bed. As the erotic tension between us deepens, I see the man he could be—the man he’s becoming. Sean has me in every possible way and swears to protect me from my enemies. 

But there’s one thing he can’t save, one thing that’s fracturing inside of me and falling apart. My heart is dying in my chest as my demons plague me without warning. The darkness is vanishing from Sean's eyes and reappearing in mine. The monster within is feeding, ready to rear its head as I wait in horror, disgusted with the woman I’m becoming. 


If I go through with this, if I cause the deaths of these people, there will be nothing left of me. But if I don’t fight back, I die. I don’t want to fight anymore, but there’s a tiny reason urging me on, a secret I’ve known for a while giving me strength to see this through. 

My Review:
Holy cow does stuff go down for real in this one! Volume 22 is packed full of action, suspense, and one hell of a surprise! The group has a plan. A plan to get out of the mess they are in and have the lives they are yearning for. This plan isn't without risk. There is serious danger in their way before they are home free. Avery has to put herself in the middle of the lions den and things do not go according to plan. I can't say I'm surprised. I don't think anything in Avery's life has went according to plan. They all seem to take one step forward and two steps back. Will everyone survive what is coming or will betrayal win in the end?

Avery and Sean. What is there left to say about these two. They are still perfect for each other in their own messed up ways. Despite everything that has happened they still find time to be together. Even if it is a fleeting kiss. Their lives are about to change. In more ways then when and I am not sure they are ready for it yet. That is if they survive there current predicament. 

I am so excited about this series. Each and every installment just keeps getting better and better. The cliffhanger is so huge...I don't know how I am going to wait for the next one!! I hope it comes out quickly!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Goodreads Summary:
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.


While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

My Review:
I have to start out by saying that I love Harry Potter. I was so excited to hear about this book. The play format it was written in actually didn't bother me at all. Which was very surprising. I was really worried it wouldn't read right. It read perfectly and I could still picture it in my head as if I was reading a book. We are 19 years in the future in the world of Harry Potter. His son is the main character of this one. Albus is struggling being the son of the famous Harry Potter. It is hard for him to make friends. He feels alone. He never asked for this legacy. His only friend comes in the most unlikely person. Scorpius Malfoy. These two are about to go on the adventure of a lifetime. 

I loved this book. I know I am a fan but, seriously. I flew through it. We get to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione too. I didn't realize how much I missed that world until I got to join it once again. So much happens in this story. So many twists and turns and best of all...magic. Of course for the Potters things don't go according to plan. Albus and Scorpius are in trouble and need help. This means Draco Malfoy plays a huge role in this book. I was worried about this but, turns out I really enjoyed him. It was very interesting to see Harry and Draco interact. It added a lot to the story.

I may be biased but, I love that we got to back into the world of Harry Potter. I would have loved to see this live on stage. The book sucked me in and I couldn't put it down. Honestly I wish we would get more stories in this series. If you were on the fence about reading this then I hope my review pushes you into reading it. You will not be sorry.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cover Reveal!! The Blessed Knights by Mary Ting

Title: The Blessed Knights
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design and Photography

Blurb
Eli, Lucia’s half-demon love interest, has been stabbed with a true-cross dagger and captured by Cyrus, master of the possessor demons. The Chosen Knights must work together once again not only to save Eli, but also to decipher a clue to find the second missing page of Jacques de Molay’s journal. Meanwhile, Uncle Davin informs Crossroads’ Divine Elders of the danger ahead and learns there is much to fear. Countless children are being taken from all over the world to be turned into demons. Michael, one of the Divine Elders, has no choice but to intervene. The Chosen Knights track down Mortem, the demon who is the key to finding Cyrus, and learn they must travel deep into the pit of a Hawaiian volcano. When they astral travel to the past in search of a clue and follow Jacques de Molay to Roselyn Chapel in medieval Scotland, what they find will rewrite history.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads Summary:
If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. 

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. 

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. 

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?


The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

My Review:
This book picked up right where the first one left off. I was very excited for this one. It did suffer from second book syndrome a little bit. Mare has so much going on around her, within her, and because of her. She has so much pressure coming from every angle. I am not sure how she holds it together as long as she does. She has very little time for anything other then trying to fight for the Reds. Maven is hot on her trail and he will not give up until he has her. He is willing to do so many horrible things to get her back. Killing is only one of them. Will Mare be the savior everyone thinks she is or has she changed into someone she no longer knows?

I feel so bad for Mare. She is on a journey that is turning her into someone she hardly recognizes. War will do that to a person. It changes you in ways you never thought possible. She and her group of rebels are on a mission to find the other people like her. They are scattered across the country and with Maven hunting them it is a race against time. These people have unbelievable powers. They are a huge asset to the Red army. It is not without risk. Their lives are at stake with every rescue attempt. They will not save everyone. Death is following Mare. Will she be able to get the ranks she needs?

There is very little time for romance. I of course am still pulling for our renegade silver prince. They have some interesting moments however they have some seriously tense moments too. Its so hot and cold that I got whiplash. They needed each other to survive this. To be honest I am surprised they survived what they did. 

This book ends on quite the cliffhanger and I am desperate to see where it will go from here. I have to wait a bit but, I will be getting the next book.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads Summary:
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.


But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

My Review:
I am so mad that I waited so long to finally pick up this series. I was worried the hype was to big and it wouldn't be as good as I built it up to be in my mind. Boy was I wrong. I read this book in a couple days. I have been in a huge book slump and this brought me out of it! Mare is a strong leading lady. She doesn't have the a simple life but, none of the Reds do. They are the outcasts in their society. The workers and the soldiers. The Silvers are the ones who run the world. They have special abilities and bleed silver. There has always been a divide. Mare is destined to be sent to the war when she is given a job with the royals. When an accident happens that proves Mare to be different from all the other Reds, the world is thrown off balance. Her power could change things forever. So the Royals make her a Silver. To hide her. To hide her power. Mare enters a world of lies, deceit, and betrayal. Is she built for this or is she destined to die?

There is a war brewing. Not the one currently being fought either. If the Reds find out about Mare, there will be civil unrest. There is serious hatred between these groups. Mare isn't used to be around Silvers or pretending to be Silver. The cruelty, lying, and manipulation is not something she is used to. Mare learns the cold hard truth pretty fast. Trust no one. 

Oh, the love triangles. Red Queen has one and its substantial. In the Red corner we have Kilorn. Mare's childhood friend. Someone she knows and trusts. When she is thrust into the Silver world however he is not there. She is left with Maven and Cal. The two princes. Although not always obvious, there is a weird feeling around these three. Cal is engaged to someone else and is therefor forbidden. You know what they say about forbidden men! I know who I am voting for that's for sure. There really isn't a lot of time for romance anyway. 

I immediately go the second book in the series and am almost done with it. I am so glad I caught up with it. It's been a great series so far and I can't wait to see what happens! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: King's Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series Number: 3
Release Date: Feb 7, 2016

Goodreads Summary:
In the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, Mare is forced to play a psychological cat-and-mouse game with an old and deadly enemy, where the stakes are not only the future of the Red Rebellion but the sanctity of her own mind.

My Thoughts:
I need to know what is going to happen in this series. I got through the first two books in a week so sadly I now have to wait for this one!

Monday, August 1, 2016

COVER REVEAL!! Infinity by Jus Accardo

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Let us know what you think of the cover for Infinity (The Infinity Division, #1) by Jus Accardo!

Infinity releases on November 1, 2016

This cover reveal & giveaway is brought to you by Entangled TEEN and YA Interrobang!

A Note from the Author:

So… The cover of Infinity… I have 9+ books with Entangled Publishing, and they’ve always blown me away when it comes to their covers. But this bad boy? I love it so hard—for so many reasons. Infinity is a story of possibilities. Of hope. To me, Hope is something so simple—yet incredibly potent. When I first saw the cover, I thought, this is perfection. Simple, yet powerful. To me, it was meaningful. Almost exactly a month before Infinity sold, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Treatment was rough, and very, very long, but she is currently cancer free and doing well. I remember one of her nurses had a tattoo. An intricate infinity symbol done almost like the staff of Asclepius. Underneath, it said, "Infinite hope." It became our thing. Infinite hope. We’d joke about finding the infinity symbol in everyday objects. Like Kori, the main character in the book, just seeing that symbol lifted our spirits. It gave us hope. I like to think that this was the Universe's round about way of telling us to keep on fighting. I’m so excited to share this book with you guys!

And Now Without Further Ado...
Infinity-eBook

About Infinity:

Jump dimensions. Save the world. Don’t fall in love. Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away? That's taking it a step too far. Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird. Turns out, Kori's dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love. Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…

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About the Author:

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Jus Accardo spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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738 Days by Stacey Kade

Goodreads Summary:
At fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Six years ago, Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to super-stardom. With it, came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he's sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at twenty-four.


To revamp his image, Chase’s publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase’s new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation, Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart?

My Review:
Amanda Grace went through one of the most terrifying things a person can go through. Being abducted at fifteen and chained to the floor for 738 days. I can't even imagine. What kept her going through all that? Chase Henry. Well not the real him but, a poster of him that she hallucinated to be real. The hallucination is what got her rescued. A year later she is doing better but, is still damaged. The man who abducted her has left her a fearful girl who is still afraid to live her life. She has some pretty severe PTSD and I can understand why. She is stronger then she thinks but, it's going to take something substantial to make her understand that. What she doesn't expect is for the real Chase Henry to show up at her job. What Chase doesn't expect is that meeting with Amanda is going to go horribly wrong. Can these two figure out how to be around each other and both benefit from it?

I will warn you. There is some serious subject matter in this book. Amanda is abused by her abductor in more ways then one. She has to overcome some serious traumas that happened to her. A lot of this book involves her having issues with her PTSD. 

Amanda is not an easy person to get to know. Chase has a lot to learn. Especially surprising her when he used to be an hallucination. Probably not the best idea. However, he might be the one person who can help her. The one to get her out of her shell and to be less afraid. I don't think a person who has went through what she did will ever be ok. Chase however, can help her live a more normal life. She already trusts him in some weird way due to the hallucinations but, this is not her Chase. He is different. At the very least they should get a friendship out of this or will something deeper develop between these two. 

I really enjoyed this book. Even though it was more on the serious side. It is about a girl who has an immense about of strength to get through something terrible. It is a story about living life to the fullest even when things look bleak. You definitely need to give this on a read. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

e-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
There may only be one killer, but no one is innocent in this new thriller from Natasha Preston, author of The Cellar and Awake.

When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it's clear there's a killer among them.


As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Before long secrets start to emerge, revealing a sinister web of sins among the original seven friends. The killer is still free. Every one of them is a suspect. And Mackenzie starts to realize that no one is innocent…




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Goodreads Summary:
Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same. 

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her. 

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him? 


But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

Goodreads Summary (OMG!):
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016 

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.


While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.


Goodreads Summary:
At fifteen, Amanda Grace was abducted on her way home from school. 738 days later, she escaped. Her 20/20 interview is what everyone remembers—Amanda describing the room where she was kept, the torn poster of TV heartthrob Chase Henry on the wall. It reminded her of home and gave her the strength to keep fighting.

Now, years later, Amanda is struggling to live normally. Her friends have gone on to college, while she battles PTSD. She’s not getting any better, and she fears that if something doesn’t change soon she never will.

Six years ago, Chase Henry defied astronomical odds, won a coveted role on a new TV show, and was elevated to super-stardom. With it, came drugs, alcohol, arrests, and crazy spending sprees. Now he's sober and a Hollywood pariah, washed up at twenty-four.


To revamp his image, Chase’s publicist comes up with a plan: surprise Amanda Grace with the chance to meet her hero, followed by a visit to the set of Chase’s new movie. The meeting is a disaster, but out of mutual desperation, Amanda and Chase strike a deal. What starts as a simple arrangement, though, rapidly becomes more complicated when they realize they need each other in more ways than one. But when the past resurfaces in a new threat, will they stand together or fall apart?

Goodreads Summary:
If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. 

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. 

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. 

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?


The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Goodreads Summary:
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. There’s a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.

And then she meets Grant Everett. Grant is unlike anyone she’s ever met—open, honest, kind—and Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself…including her past. But she’s terrified that once she tells Grant the truth, he won't be able to see past it.

Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that she used to be Andrew.


Goodreads Summary:
Truth or dare…or TKO?

When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she's saved by her best friend’s older brother—childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?

Galen had been counting on Lacey's wedding to put her out of reach—and out of his mind—once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

HAPPY RELEASE DAY! Pieces by Toni Aleo

Introducing Toni Aleo's highly anticipated debut Paranormal Romance novel, PIECES. This radiant, powerful + magical love story takes you into a new world where anything is possible; where an underground society in NYC will make you question everything you thought you ever knew.
Dare to venture into... THE WORKS.
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Overview
In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don't know of our activities or any of our secrets.
The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I'm in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions.
As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually...no. Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn't an object, but that doesn't matter because I can't leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I'm a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own. It's beyond frustrating--especially since my father essentially runs my life. He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I'm a walking science experiment. I hate it. I hate my life here.
But then he comes along: Killian. He's just some vampire...or so I thought.
But you'll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets. Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebekah von Stein. And I'm a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein.
Welcome to the Works.
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Reviews
 
"Wow! Toni Aleo is the queen of hockey romance but now she writes paranormal flawlessly. Is there anything she can’t write? I think not. She weaved this new world of witches, wolves, vampires and Dr. Frankenstein’s descendants, that had me hooked from the very first page. It was a fresh new story that I devoured in one sitting. This story was filled with suspense, mystery and romance. It had me on edge wanting, no, needing to know what would happen next." - GoodReads Review \\ Jill M \\ Embrace The Romance
 
"Okay, so what the hell? I didn't see that coming. I mean, really, the queen of hockey writing about vampires, werewolves and Dr. Frankenstein's descendants? Let me be a little sceptical. And after I read it, let me apologize for it. This book was a fresh wave. I devoured it. It took me only one night to finish it because this story didn't let me go. I'm sitting here trying to put together the pieces - not funny - but I can't. I want to read more books like this one. Just keep it up, Toni!" - GoodReads Review \\ Becca
 
"I loved this book it was phenomenal.I could not put it down for anything. I help my breath for most of it and still didn't fully exhale when it was over! The end was left with a bit of a cliffhanger and it has me wanted so much more!" - GoodReads Review \\ Ash \\ Morning Books and Coffee

My Review:

Pieces is unlike any book I have read. Enter into a world of supernatural creatures broke into factions. Run by Dr. Frankenstein's descendants. Rebekah does not have a normal life. She is basically her fathers experiment. Replacing her parts and testing formulas on her. Unlike her family, Rebekah is not immortal. Being the only one in your family who isn't immortal is not cool. She has to deal with her brothers/bodyguards all the time. She is a breakable doll to them. She trains with them and got an interesting pair of legs to make her stronger. That is the goal right to keep her safe and keep her strong because she is inherently weak. Prepare to enter a world where nothing is as it seems and the other families are plotting to kidnap Rebekah. Her life is constantly in danger. She lives in a prison where she is not allowed to leave. Will Rebekah ever have a normal life?

Life pretty much sucks for Rebekah, until a handsome vampire named Killian starts to work at the bar. Not only is he hot he seems to be interested in Rebekah. Score! She hasn't had feelings for anyone since her ex so imagine her surprise when Killian starts to make the butterflies fly. Of course it is forbidden for the different creatures to ever mix. Killian is kind of that dark brooding forbidden meat. So of course Rebekah would want him! She must be careful though because things are not as they seem. All around her, Rebekah is being deceived. Will the truth come out? Will Rebekah ever be safe.

This was a very fun read. The story was so original and unlike anything I have ever read. It was a nice change in pace for me. I am hoping we got more books in this series. Especially after how it ended! The story could go so many ways. Aleo has built a world with a lot of possibility and I hope she dives in for more!


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

e-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don’t know of our activities or any of our secrets.

The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I’m in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions.

As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually…no.
Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn’t an object, but that doesn’t matter because I can’t leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I’m a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own.
It’s beyond frustrating—especially since my father essentially runs my life.
He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I’m a walking science experiment.
I hate it.
I hate my life here.

But then he comes along: Killian.
He’s just some vampire…or so I thought.

But you’ll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets.
Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebecca von Stein.
And I’m a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein.


Welcome to the Works.

Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
From the USA TODAY Bestselling series Vampire Girl, comes the next book in the saga: MIDNIGHT STAR

I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until I sold my soul to save my mother. Now, I am forced to choose between my heart and my conscience.

Either way, someone I love will die.









Goodreads Summary:
Serafina, daughter of Isabella, Queen of Miromara, has been raised with the expectation - and burden - that she will someday become ruler of the oldest civilization of the merfolk. On the eve of the Dokimí ceremony, which will determine if she is worthy of the crown, Sera is haunted by a strange dream that foretells the return of an ancient evil. But her nightmare is forgotten the next day as she diligently practices her songspell; eagerly anticipates a reunion with her best friend, Neela; and anxiously worries about Mahdi, the crown prince of Matali, and whether his feelings toward her and their future betrothal have changed. Most of all, she worries about not living up to her mother's hopes.


The Dokimí proceeds, a dazzling display of majesty and might, until a shocking turn of events interrupts it: an assassin's arrow wounds Isabella. The realm falls into chaos, and Serafina's darkest premonitions are confirmed. Now she and Neela must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the mer nations. Their search will lead them to other mermaid heriones scattered across the six seas. Together they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.

Goodreads Summary:
Everyone is searching for Mason.

Zeus sent Hermes, and the Oracles have used their magic, with no success. A sparkle of hope arises when Eris, the goddess of Chaos, sends an invitation to her wedding engagement party. She’s holding Mason hostage, and Skylar and her friends only need permission to enter Eris’s world to rescue him.

At the party, Eris gives them one condition: In exchange for Mason, they must travel to the Land of Reverse and bring back the bottle of gold water King Midas used to wash himself free of his gift. Further chaos follows when Eris not only sets up a hunt in the Labyrinth of Crete, but makes a bargain with the Titans she rescued.


The Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus. No one is safe. Not even the humans.

Goodreads Summary:
It's been five years. Is he still the boy I fell in love with, or are the rumors true? After all, everyone knows rock stars don't date nice girls. Rock stars use nice girls. 

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His back was to me, tall with long black hair falling over his shoulders. He signed autographs and took selfies. I wanted to shout and get his attention. I didn’t even know his name.

He turned around. I saw his face up close for the first time. Time stopped. My limbs trembled, going weak. I was seeing a ghost. A ghost of the boy I'd grown up with. The boy I'd fallen in love with. The boy I'd long thought dead.

Then dark eyes met mine as Ren spoke my name and I fell for him all over again.

Now he says he wants me in his life. I want to believe him, but five years is a long time. Ren's changed. I've changed. He refuses to speak about the past. He won't tell me why he ran off and disappeared. Is he still the boy I fell in love with? Or are the rumors true?

After all, everyone knows rock stars don't date nice girls.

Rock stars use nice girls.


Feral Touch is a sexy rockstar romance. It is the third novel in the Feral Silence series, but can be read as a standalone with a HEA.