Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Stalked by Death by


Welcome to my stop on the Stalked by Death Blog Tour!! I am so excited to be taking part of this tour. My post includes a review and giveaway at the end! Be sure to check it out! Here is the Link to my Touch of Death (Book 1) review. Let me know if you have read the other book in this series? What did you think? Leave me a comment!


Title: Stalked by Death
Author: Kelly Hashway
Release Date: August 13, 2013

Synopsis
Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi--a special group of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac--will fall on her shoulders... and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.

Unfortunately, Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase can enhance her powers with just a touch—making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been.

Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning—exactly what Hades doesn't want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good… but lose everything else.

Jodi needs to figure things out fast--because death is stalking her at every turn.

My Review
Stalked by Death picks up where book one left off. Jodi is in charge of the Ophi school now. This is a huge thing for her. She has to do her job in order to keep Hades from coming after her. It is proving to be a harder task then she thought. Getting other Ophi groups to join her is nearly impossible. She does manage to get a new member to come though. His name is Chase. Strange things start happening when Jodi is around Chase. Specifically when he touches her. Her emotions are going crazy and so are her powers. The dead are rising when Jodi is sleeping, showing up in her room! Not to mention her relationship problems with Alex. Chase has kind of thrown a wrench into their relationship. Will Jodi's new power with Chase prove to be helpful or harmful? Who will Jodi choose? With all these crazy risings will Hades keep his word and come after Jodi?

Jodi grew somewhat in this book as a character. She learned how to deal with the stress of her new responsibilities pretty well. considering she's a teenager! I felt bad for her throughout the book, she had so much going on. I think she came out a stronger person though. There are a few new characters introduced too, who are great!

A book wouldn't be good without some boy drama! Which this one has! Sometimes a little to much. I was to the point where I thought Jodi should just be alone for a while to get her head on straight. Jodi definitely has some feelings for Chase. There's no denying it. But, how do you choose between the one you love and the guy who increases your power with just a touch. Lets not forget that Chase is also insanely good looking and  flirty. This was the fist time I thought a relationship might be doomed. I am still Team Alex however. I hope there is no permanent damage between Jodi and Alex but, I honestly don't know. I felt like during parts of the book the guy drama was kind of overpowering but, at the end it alllll made sense. 

The end of this book was crazy! I was like WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?!? I have to know what is going to happen. I was so hooked that I didn't even realize I was at the end when I turned the last page. I am looking forward to Face of Death which will be out in January of 2014!


About the Author:

Kelly Hashway is a former language arts teacher who now works as a full-time writer, freelance editor, and mother to an adorable little girl. In addition to writing YA novels, Kelly writes middle grade books, picture books, and short stories. When she's not writing or digging her way out from under her enormous To Be Read pile, she's running and playing with her daughter. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets. 

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Wishlist Wednesday #58

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly post put on by Dani at the Pen to Paper blog. Where you post a book you really really want to read or one that has been on your wishlist! If you've seen my to-read list on Goodreads then you know there are plenty that I could use. So I decided to use this feature every Wednesday.





Title: Escaping Reality
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series Number: 1
Release Date: July 22, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run. 


On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

My Thoughts:
I like the sound of this one. I haven't read anything by this author but, this one sounds good. New life, new identity, sounds, yes please! Have any of you read this one?

Monday, July 29, 2013

ARC Review of The Arrangement Vol. 9 by H.M. Ward

Amazon Summary:
When Avery finds out that the cowboy who requested her services for the night is Marty, things take an unexpected turn. If Avery declines her friend, she'll be in trouble with Miss Black, but if she accepts--this could mean a new, normal relationship and saying farewell to Sean forever.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each.

~The Arrangement Vol 1-9 are on sale now.~








My Review:
I am just going to jump right into this review. Volume 8 ended with Avery opening the hotel room door to find Marty standing there in a cowboy outfit! Omg! I know right. I am coming back onto his side. He's kind of been licking his wounds for the last couple volumes. What he did was wrong in so many ways, that is until he explains why he did it. Then it kind of melts your heart. He is a good friend. Even if he is having a hard time controlling his feelings for Avery. I'm not going to lie, I kind of wanted these two to get together...for just a little bit anyway. I'm still team Sean. Will their relationship every be the same? Can Avery stand to lose more people in her life?

I LOVE Mel's idea of proposing to Sean and getting it all out there. It's a bold move that he would never be expecting and that is why it is crazy enough to work. Especially after their hot sexting scene. Wow yea, that was some kind of crazy intense. I have never read a scene like that before. There should be more of them! She goes through a great deal of thinking to pick out just the right ring. Which she did an amazing job doing. For Avery, unfortunately, things do not go as planned. She catches Sean in a compromising position and things are not as they seem. Avery has been lied to and some seriously personal information is out there with someone. Will things ever work out for these two? 

I am seriously worrying about how these guys story is going to end. Especially now. Good Lord...the ending was like O_O. I have no words. I have no idea what will happen next but, I hope we will find out soon. I love the novellas, I can sit and read them in a night! That's the best part! So keep them coming please!


My reaction to the end...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Feature and Follow #9

What its all about!
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

RULES
1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
2. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
3. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
4. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Question of the Week
What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?
After I am done reading them on my Kindle I put them into the folder under that authors name. That way I know which ones I have left to read because they aren't in a folder. My physical books Get placed back on the bookshelf. Nothing special unfortunately haha. I do keep them in order though. From book 1 to the last one. That way I keep them organized. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy Release Day to Something Great by M. Clarke!!!


Something Great
by M. Clarke (Mary Ting's pen name)

Synopsis
* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?


Get your copy/Contact the author!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMClarke
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryTing  @MaryTing
Blog: http://www.marytingbooks.blogspot.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7181038.M_Clarke

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Something-Great-ebook/dp/B00DZ07ATQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374551671&sr=1-1&keywords=something+great
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-Great-ebook/dp/B00DZ07ATQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374426504&sr=1-1&keywords=something+great
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/something-great-m-clarke/1116098675?ean=2940148747970
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/339200

Book Trailer

So I waited to post this today because my physical copy was suppose to come and it finally did!! Why am I so excited about this you ask? Well I'm in it! Yup. Sorry the picture is a little blurry my phone does not have the best camera. We can't alllll have i-phones. 

I was all like...


So THANKS MARY!!! YOUR AWESOME!



Wishlist Wednesday #57

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly post put on by Dani at the Pen to Paper blog. Where you post a book you really really want to read or one that has been on your wishlist! If you've seen my to-read list on Goodreads then you know there are plenty that I could use. So I decided to use this feature every Wednesday.




Title: Of Beast and Beauty
Author: Stacey Jay
Series Number: 1
Release Date: July 23, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

My Review:
I love re-telling of classic stories. I have read some that have been amazing. I am looking forward to this one. mostly because I am curious and it has received good reviews. I'm curious what kind of spin they are putting on this classic and I like the cover. Have any of you read it yet?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Off Course by Sawyer Bennett Teasers!!

Here are a few teasers from Off Course by Sawyer Bennett. I have been out of town and figured I'd catch up on these hot teasers! Enjoy everyone!!







Monday, July 22, 2013

Frigid by J. Lynn

Goodreads Summary:
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 


But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

My Review (Part 1):
Next to Obsession, Frigid is my favorite J. Lynn book. I LOVED IT! I read this book in less then 24 hours and couldn't put it down. Frigid is full of love, passion, and heartache. Sydney and Kyler have been best friends forever. Kyler is a hot guy with a great body and he knows it. He is popular with the ladies. Sydney is more of the responsible/quite one. She has loved Kyler for a while but, can't tell him. Their story is sweet and sad at the same time. Unrequited love has to be the worst. At least that's what Sydney thinks. Secretly Kyler never thought he was good enough for Sydney. 

When they head up to the cabin for their yearly ski trip and get stormed in things change. They are alone and their growing feelings for each other are getting harder to keep control. That's not all either! Someone is playing games with them during the storm. Deadly games. Their lives may at risk too. Will Kyler and Sydney be able to tell each other how they really feel? Can they be with each other? Will they survive at all?

Kyler is a hot guy issues. He likes to sleep around. Mostly because the girl he truly wants he can't have. I thought the way him and Sydney were together was super cute. The way he kind of protected her and didn't want her hooking up with random guys. There were times I just wanted to shake Sydney and be like "get it together and tell him how you feel!" She tried I'll give her that. Her and her "lady balls". I really loved them together. They were perfect. The romance scenes between them were sooo hot! Like you might need birth control after reading it hot. Will they get their happily ever after?

There were a lot of crazy things that happened with the crazy stalker. They were a little caught up in each other to really take it seriously I think. Which was fine with me! Another amazing book under J. Armentrouts belt!! Keep them coming!!!
Review (Part 2):
I had to do this, this book deserves pictures rather then just words so here we go...how I felt while reading this one~!
Did that girl seriously just come out of his bathroom...

Sasha??? Really???

Wow...these guys are making me sad...

There snowed in together!! Alone!!

Things are heating up!

Holy hotness wrapped in a ball of sexy...

Kyler...so sweet...can't...handle..it...

That one part at the end just made me want to...

So in conclusion. Loved the book! Will anxiously wait for anything else Jennifer Armentrout writes.









Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #5


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! Since In My Mailbox is on leave I had to find a new way to share my books! This week was a slow week, I was super busy!

Purchased

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

SWAG PACK!!

I also got this awesome swag from Loveswept over at Random House!! So awesome!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #56

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly post put on by Dani at the Pen to Paper blog. Where you post a book you really really want to read or one that has been on your wishlist! If you've seen my to-read list on Goodreads then you know there are plenty that I could use. So I decided to use this feature every Wednesday.





Title: Elegy
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series Number: 4
Release Date: August 6, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
Readers won't want to miss the explosive final book in the Watersong series by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.

Now that Gemma holds the key to breaking the siren curse, the stakes have never been higher. At last, a future with those she loves—and a romance with Alex—is close enough to touch...but not if Penn has anything to say about it. Penn is more determined than ever to have Daniel for her own and to destroy Gemma and Harper along the way, and Penn always gets what she wants. Now a final explosive battle is about to begin, and the winner will take everything Gemma holds dear.

My Thoughts:
I have really enjoyed this series. I actually haven't read book 3 "Tidal" yet but, I will. Amanda Hocking is a great author and I have really liked most of her other books too. This is the last book in the series so I have to have it! Have you guys read anything by this author?

15 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 11

So I came across this on some other blogs today and was like "I am so doing this!" The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge was created by April at Good Books, Good Wine. This was a super creative idea and I fully intend to have fun with it! Here is the link to her Day 1 post: Day 1 Post Link

























Show off! 5 of your best blog posts!

These were super fun to do. Be sure to look at 1 and 2. They were fun to do. It's hard to express emotion sometimes so I use pictures and videos. Check them out!

  1. This is my favorite because of the amazing video I put with it! Quite funny if you ask me. Best One
  2. LOVE this author and this was a super fun tour post! Second Best One
  3. My first book tour ever post! Third Best One
  4. This was my best giveaway post! Again I like the moving picture things. Fourth Best
  5. I feel like this was just a good review. Nothing to special other then I LOVED the book. Fifth Best

15 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 10

So I came across this on some other blogs today and was like "I am so doing this!" The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge was created by April at Good Books, Good Wine. This was a super creative idea and I fully intend to have fun with it! Here is the link to her Day 1 post: Day 1 Post Link

























How do you choose what book to read next?

  • I always start with my ARC's or blog tour books that I need to read for the month.
  • Then I move on to for review books. Sometimes it takes a while to get to those. 
  • Then off to my to be read list is after that so you can tell why TBR list is sooooooo long!
  • Some of the best books I have read are books from authors requesting reviews or blog tours. It is very hard for me to say no because of that. Which is another reason why my TBR list is so long...like 200 long...no joke. I also work full time as a Register Nurse so I get most of my reading done on the weekends. If I had more time I would totally read more!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Frigid Book Trailer Release!!


Frigid Description 
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Get You Copy Here!

Author Bio

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Frigid Giveaway Link!
Jennifer's Blog

Frigid Book Trailer!!!


15 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 9

So I came across this on some other blogs today and was like "I am so doing this!" The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge was created by April at Good Books, Good Wine. This was a super creative idea and I fully intend to have fun with it! Here is the link to her Day 1 post: Day 1 Post Link



























Why do you blog about books?
  •  Blogging was something I thought a lot about. I started creating a blog twice and deleted it. I never really did it for the followers. I love books! Like almost all books. I really like helping the authors get their name out there and exposing people to books they may not have heard of. There are so many authors that were self pub when I started their books who are now published. I like to think that I had a hand in getting them out there. Even if I didn't. I have met a lot of super awesome authors throughout this experience and I love it. Books are just a huge part of my life and I like sharing that with people! 


Monday, July 15, 2013

15 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 8

So I came across this on some other blogs today and was like "I am so doing this!" The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge was created by April at Good Books, Good Wine. This was a super creative idea and I fully intend to have fun with it! Here is the link to her Day 1 post: Day 1 Post Link























Quick! Write 15 bullet points of things that appeal to you on blogs!

  1. I am always drawn to blogs that review books that I am interested in. I am always interested to see how other people felt about a book before I read them. 
  2. I love a blogger who has a sense of humor on their blogs. 
  3. There has been a couple times that people have been super nice when I ask them blog questions. I am an avid follower of their blogs.
  4. Blogs that do book tours are always nice. especially if I couldn't get an ARC. 
  5. Ok, who doesn't love giveaways? Seriously, if you don't there is something wrong with you.
  6. I also like cool blog designs. I always learn new things when I creep on blogs haha. 
  7. I love when authors have blogs! I have found that not all of them do. 
  8. I really like meme's. Blogs that sponsor those just open up the blogging world to others. For example, Stacking the Shelves and Wishlist Wednesday. I have met a lot of great bloggers/blogs with those!
  9. Fun blog buttons are always attention getters!
  10. Blogs dedicated to hot guys...(YA Crush tourney) hold a special place in my heart :)
  11. If I go to your blog and it gives me the content warning, I will always click ok because I am so curious. 
  12. If you liked Twilight or Harry Potter I am in!
  13. If I have been on a street team with you I assume that gives me permission to stalk your blog haha!
  14. If you blog about hockey books I will be your best follower. 
  15. Blue is my favorite color so that is self explanatory. 



Sunday, July 14, 2013

15 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 7

So I came across this on some other blogs today and was like "I am so doing this!" The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge was created by April at Good Books, Good Wine. This was a super creative idea and I fully intend to have fun with it! Here is the link to her Day 1 post: Day 1 Post Link






















Talk about your blogging quirks.
  • I try to do numerous posts a week. Sometimes however  I don't have enough time to get a lot of reading done. So there's that. 
  • I always post new posts at 2 am. That way the emails go out to my subscribers by afternoon.  Any yes, I do subscribe to my own blog so I know when emails go out.
  • I have a pretty straight forward set up for my reviews. I start with  a quick overview, then talk about the secondary characters, then the love interests, and then the conclusion. 
  • I try not to use bad words when I do reviews. There are times when I just cant help it though. Sometimes I am so worked up I have to do it. I review a lot of YA so I try not to go crazy. 
  • I always do reviews right after I finish a book. That way I don't forget anything I want to say. I bookmark stuff on my Kindle to use or quote in my reviews. 
  • I love using those moving picture things in my posts. I'm sure they have an actual name but, I don't know what it is. I find them hilarious! 
  • I don't read books that don't interest me. There have only been a handful of books I have given negative reviews or flat out did not finish. I have far to many books that I want to read to waste time reading stuff I don't want to read. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #4


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! Since In My Mailbox is on leave I had to find a new way to share my books! 

EARC's
Goodreads Summary:
LOVE WILL KILL US ALL
Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose-literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready. 


The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head-not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face...




Goodreads Summary:
Her family may be shattered, but her dreams aren't...

From the International Bestselling Author of the Tempest series

A Mature YA contemporary set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics. Grief, love and pursuing dreams are at the forefront of this emotionally powerful coming-of-age story.

Seventeen year old Karen Campbell has just lost both her parents in a tragic car accident. Grief stricken and alone, her gymnastics coach opens his home to Karen, providing her a place to live while she continues to train, working toward a spot on the world championship team. 

Coach Bentley’s only child, seventeen year old Jordan is good-looking and charming enough to scare away a girl like Karen—someone who has spent ten times more hours on balance beams and uneven bars than talking or even thinking about boys. But the two teens share a special connection almost immediately. It turns out Jordan has a tragic past of his own, grief buried for years. 


As Karen’s gymnastics career soars, her nightmares and visions of the horrible accident grow in strength. She can only avoid facing her grief for so long before it begins to surface and ultimately spin out of control in a very dangerous way. Can discovering love and lust (simultaneously) help with the grieving process or will it only provide a temporary distraction while waiting for reality to hit full force.

Goodreads Summary:
Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

So Raine comes up with a plan...
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. 

But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

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The magical world of Watersong is about to change forever. The answers Gemma and her friends have been searching for are finally revealed - but evil is closing in and time is running out....

Gemma and Harper Fisher are facing the fight of their lives. Gemma has been cursed with extraordinary powers that have a terrifying dark side, but she's finally found what she needs - a way to break the curse and become human again. However, finding the means to do it will be her greatest challenge yet. And now Penn, Lexi, and Thea - the gorgeous but deadly creatures who cursed her - are determined to kill her before she has a chance. Making matters worse, Penn has her sights set on Daniel - the guy Harper loves - and Penn always gets what she wants.


As Gemma and Harper race to break the curse before it's too late, they're thrust deeper into a mythical world of immortal secrets. They must into their enemies' past to find the answers they need, even if it means being drawn deeper into their savagely beautiful world. But one of the girls is not what she seems...and Gemma finds an unlikely ally as she struggles to save herself. Will it be enough to break an ancient curse that no one has ever escaped from alive?

Goodreads Summary:
Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing?

Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered. 

The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens. 

At what point do secrets become lies?


(17+) This book contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for those under the age of 17.