Thursday, August 29, 2013

Feature and Follow #14


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
 If you could only have ONE – one book – for the rest of your life. Don’t cheat…what would it be?
I would have to say my all time favorite is Twilight. I loved that book to death and read it so many times that my poor book is in bad shape. I know there are a lot of Twilight haters out there but, you can kiss it because I LOVED that series! I was obsessed, made midnight runs to Walmart to get the next book. LOVED IT!


Feature and Follow #14


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
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
 If you could only have ONE – one book – for the rest of your life. Don’t cheat…what would it be?
I would have to say my all time favorite is Twilight. I loved that book to death and read it so many times that my poor book is in bad shape. I know there are a lot of Twilight haters out there but, you can kiss it because I LOVED that series! I was obsessed, made midnight runs to Walmart to get the next book. LOVED IT!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #61

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: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Series Number: 1

Goodreads Summary:
The first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series—The Maze Runner is a modern classic, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. 


Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

My Thoughts:
Ok I know its crazy that I haven't read this one yet. I have heard so many good things about this book. I want to read it before the movie comes out. Have any of you read it yet?

Monday, August 26, 2013

ARC Review of Revealed (The Secret Life of Trystan Scott #5)

Goodreads Summary:
Fame has a price and Trystan doesn't want to pay it. Everything he worked so hard to hide is about to be revealed. Nothing he can do will stop it. Within a few short hours everyone will know about his father and the sordid details of his past. Brie is by his side, sputtering things that she shouldn't know. Did Mari stab him in the back? After everything they've been through, he can't believe it, but where is she? 

There are four words Trystan's father said that haunt him—four words that he ignored—never fall in love.

COMING THIS WINTER:
A TRYSTAN SCOTT NOVEL - BROKEN PROMISES

It's 3 years later and Trystan's life has changed. The Secret Life serials are how Trystan became a rockstar, the novel is what happens after his rise to fame, and his brush with the Ferro family.


Can't wait for more Trystan Scott? Be sure to pick up STRIPPED.

My Review:
Revealed will leave you overwhelmed with emotion. Be careful when you read this one. It is a beautiful story about young love.  Revealed will make you fall in love with Trystan and you may judge all guys based on him. He is a amazing. The way he loves Mari during this one will make your heart explode. Trystan's secret is revealed and his life will never be the same. Brie has Revealed his secret to the media and Trystan is suddenly thrown into a whirlwind. Trystan escapes the mob of press who want to talk with him. Him and Mari have to have a conversation. What should Trystan do? Luckily for him he has a pretty amazing support system of friends. They are there for him to help him through this. Yes, even Seth! So, does he admit to it? Will all his dirty laundry be aired because of it? What will happen to Mari?

I loved Katie and Seth in this volume. They are amazing friends who are there for their for Trystan and Mari. I think that because of Seth and Katie, Trystan was able to do what he did at the end of the volume. I ultimately ended up hating Brie and I hope we never have to see her again. The way she broke the news about Trystan was a crap thing to do. Given the opportunity I would do this to Brie:


Trystan has grown so much. He is a boy that had to be a man way sooner then he should have been. He deserves to be happy and to have a life where he doesn't have to eat almost expired food because his dad is to drunk to support him. He deserves to have a life where he doesn't have to worry about money ever again. If I got my happily ever after it would be that him and Mari have an amazing life together and have little babies and an amazing life. 

Luckily there will be a full blown Trystan novel this winter!! Woohoo! It takes place 3 years after the end of Revealed. The title is Broken Promises, which has me worried!!! I am so glad we will get to see what happens with his life! I highly recommend this series to everyone. It was awesome!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Feature and Follow #13 Hop!


I am so honored to be a featured blog this week! I may have done a happy dance...no lie. I love this hop. It is a great way to meet new bloggers and visit other blogs. I want to thank Alison and Rachel for having me today! So feel free to take a look around while your here! Feel free to follow any way you like. I prefer if you didn't follow GFC just in case it goes away. Thanks for stopping by!


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
Activity! Book Selfie! Take a pic with your current read.
Ok I took these after work so I'm not glitzy or anything haha! I read more then one book at a time so I have two pics! Can't wait to see what you guys are reading!

Pic #1

Frozen by  Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston 

Pic #2

This ones hard to see on my Kindle but, its an ARC of Everything For Us by M. Leighton


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #61

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: Frozen
Author: Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston
Series Number: 1
Release Date: September 17, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.


But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

My Thoughts:

I have had my eye on this one for a while. I just love the summary. I have a copy coming from the publisher and can't wait to read it!! And the cover looks really good! Have any of you read anything by this author?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

COVER REVEAL!! Hopeless For You by Hayden Hill

HOPELESS FOR YOU by Hayden Hill is scheduled for release on September 21st, 2013. To be notified when the book comes out. click here



Summary
  Ash Jensen, a squeaky-clean sophomore at the University of Tennessee, has a trail of baggage a mile long. She swore she'd never love again but when she finds herself interned to a yummy Canadian conservation officer that promise is tested big-time. Kade Gyllenhahl sports wild tattoos, a rebellious attitude and a fohawk to die for. He's definitely the wrong man for her and she knows it. Kade doesn't have time for a girl like her. She's a pretentious, unreadable princess who lives her life by her parents' rules. Besides, he'll lose his job if he sleeps with Ash. Now if only he could get his mind off her. When the two of them end up alone and isolated on a routine field trip into the woods, things get a little complicated... ABOUT HAYDEN HILL: Hayden Hill is the author of HOPELESS FOR YOU, an upcoming New Adult contemporary romance. When not writing, Hayden enjoys photography and travel. Hayden is known to have a weakness for a certain white chocolate cheesecake... 

 Goodreads: Hayden Hill Facebook: Hayden Hill Books Twitter: @HaydenHillBooks Website: HaydenHillBooks.com

Monday, August 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Immortals (Runes #2) by Ednah Walters


Welcome to my stop on the Immortals by Ednah Walters blog tour! I am so excited to be taking part in this. I have really enjoyed this series so far. My stop includes my review, an excerpt, character interview, the book trailer, and a giveaway at the end! So feel free to enter!


Book Title:  Immortals
Series:  Runes
Author:  Ednah Walters
Release Date:  August 5th 2013
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance 
Length:  342 Pages
Publisher:  Firetrail Publishing

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

My Review
Norse mythology has become one of my favorites. Which is why the Runes series has the extra special element Immortals starts out not to soon after Runes ends. Raine is about to start her training to become a Valkyrie. She is also dealing with the fact that Torin has none of his memories. She is a stranger to the man she loves. This proves to be very hard for her. As you would expect. She is going to do everything she can to get him back. There is also something going on with Eirik. He is acting different. And the good old Norns are back too. They know what is going on with Eirik and need Raine's help to save him. When the Norns are involved however, things are never as they seem. Raine is running out of people she can trust. Will Raine be able to get Torin back or will they be pushed further apart? Are the Norns truly there to help? Will Eirik ever be the same again?

Raine has grown so much during Immortals. She has so many things going on in her life. There is something wrong with her dad and Eirik, Torin doesn't remember her, and her training has started. Lavania is her training coach. She is lovely and I really enjoyed her. I hope we get to see more of her. Andris has changed a lot! I think it had a lot to do with his lost love. I liked him waaay more in this book. I still enjoyed Cora for most of the book too. There were so many great characters and other then the bad guys I loved them all! 

Torin is still a super hot biker guy. I really like him, even though his memories are gone. He still tries to protect Raine even though he doesn't quite understand why. Raine does an amazing job trying to get Torin to fall in love with him again. They are so cute together. They have some pretty hot moments too. However, there are secrets and darker things at play that threaten their relationship. Will they be together again?? Eirik and Raine still have a unique relationship. They both love each other and Raine will do anything to protect him. Even if it means hurting things with Torin. 

I really loved this book. It is so different from what I have read and I love the mythology! So many surprises and shocking moments I couldn't put this book down! I highly recommend you start this series!!



EXCERPT
The east lot across from school was jammed with students trying to find parking. I eased my Sentra beside a four-wheel truck, switched off the engine, and just sat there, staring at the students scurrying past. Any moment, I expected someone to notice me and yell “Witch!”
Being a witch would be preferable to what I was. What I will become after I complete my training. A Valkyrie. A soul reaper. Just thinking about it made my skin crawl. Six weeks ago, I was your average student concerned with starting another boring school year and making out with the guy I’d had a crush on, like, forever. My best friend, Eirik Seville. 
Then Torin St. James stormed into my life on his black Harley with his wicked smile and brilliant blue eyes. He’d shattered everything I thought I knew about me, life, and love. Made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world. The focus of his existence.
But before I’d been able to savor the joy of being in love, it all fell apart like a house of cards, destroyed by beings so powerful even the gods quaked in their presence. I shuddered. Two weeks had passed, yet the images from that night still haunted my dreams.
Twelve swimmers from my high school had met their death in the most horrific way. To the rest of the world, they’d been electrocuted by lightning during a swim meet. The media had called it a freak accident. I knew better. Evil Norns had caused the lightning. 
Norns, destiny deities from Norse pantheon, were real and as badass as they come. Some blissfully went about guiding disasters, natural or manmade, without caring about the lives they destroyed. The worst part was, I had known about their plan but hadn’t stopped them. Couldn’t stop them even though I’d tried. Valkyries, or Valkyries-to-be in my case, couldn’t prevent deaths. Not without consequences.
Norns, on the other hand, ruled over destinies of gods and Mortals and did as they pleased. My flamboyant, technology-challenged mother might have saved my teammates at one time, but her Norn card got canceled when she fell in love with my father, a Mortal, and chose him over them. She had been training to be a good Norn when she fell; thank goodness. Mom’s situation was another tidbit I’d learned two weeks ago. I was still trying to wrap my brain around that one. Now I had to deal with school, friends I hadn’t seen in two weeks, and teammates who’d seen me act like a deranged lunatic during the meet.

...To Be Continued
Follow the Tour




The powerful sound of a twin engine grows closer. CV is a nervous wreck, you know, like that reporter in Interview with a Vampire, except her guest is not a vampire or he wouldn’t be riding a Harley in broad daylight. She walks to the window, lifts the corner of the curtain and peers outside. A sigh of relief escapes her when she sees he is not alone. He removes the helmet from his girlfriend’s head, her dark hair tumbling to her shoulder. He says something, causing her to playfully punch him in the stomach then grabs his T-shirt and pulls him closer. He drops the helmet on the seat, cups her face and they kiss. Yowza. CV fans herself. Even her neighbor from across the street stops watering her garden to watch. Afraid they’ll see her, CV lets the curtain drop and runs to her bedroom to make sure she’s presentable. It was the tenth time she is doing that.

When the knock comes, CV runs and yanks the door open: Welcome to my home, Torin and… Where’s Raine?

Torin (grins): She’s gone.

CV frowns, checks the curb and finds it empty: Oh. Please, come in and have a seat. Would you like something to drink? Tea? I know you English love tea?

Torin:  No, I’m good, but thanks. It’s been a while since I considered myself an Englishman.

CV moves back to give him room. He’s talk with shaggy black hair and the most brilliant blue eyes she’s ever seen. He waits for her to sit then takes the chair across from hers.

CV:  You let Raine ride your Harley?

Torin shrugs:  Yeah. She’s learning to control her speed and I like it because I get to be the passenger. *grin turns wicked*

CV (laughs , imagining having him behind her with his arms around her waist): Do you ever distract her?

Torin (blue eyes widen as he gives her an innocent smile): No. Not intentionally, but she insists I do it anyway. So what did you want to ask me? She’ll be back in thirty minutes.

CV (runs a gaze over his black jeans, blue shirt that makes his eyes pop, leather jacket and canvas shoes): Okay.  You look like a nineteen year old. How old are you really?

Torin (makes a face): Nineteen? Really? I need to change how I address. 

CV: Okay, early twenties. But seriously, how old are you?

Torin: I stopped counting after eight centuries. 

CV: Since you’ve lived that long, what changes have you seen over the years that bugs you? 

Torin: The appreciation of a woman’s lushness. Matchstick body doesn’t do anything for me. Now curves (he runs a heated gaze over her body and gives her a slow grin), there’s so much a man can do with a curvaceous woman.  

CV(blushes): What changes please you?  

Torin: I’m a biker and I love the strides humans have made creating motorcycles. I can’t wait for hover-bikes. I can definitely see myself riding one fifty or a hundred years from now.    

CV (sighs, wishing she could be Immortal):  What does the name Torin mean?

Torin (chuckles): In Gaelic, it means chief or thunder and is associated with Thor, the God of Thunder. The Scottish people say it means craggy hilltop.

CV: How much pride do you take in your appearance?

Torin (shrugs): I don’t really think about it. I work out and stay healthy.

CV: Come on, Torin. Are you saying you don’t mind girls drooling over your hot bod? 

Torin (grins): No, I only care about one girl drooling over my hot bod or touching it or...

CV (grins back): I’m sure she likes you drooling over hers too

Torin: I don’t drool.

CV (laughing): Yeah, right. Do you have any scars, tattoos, or piercings??

Torin (stands and lifts his shirt and shows her faint scars on his chest): These are special. 

CV (tries not to drool over the washboard abs): Why?

Torin: I got them during the crusade when I fought alongside my brother James. 

CV: What is your preferred style of clothing to wear?

Torin: Casual… Jeans and T-shirts suit are fine, but I don’t have a problem with dressing up or taking everything off *grins naughtily*

The sound of a Harley reached them from afar.

CV: What is your preferred style of clothing for the opposite sex?

Torin (stares into space with nostalgic expression): Dresses. When I was young, women took extra care with what they wore. I love it when Raine wears a dress. She’s breathtaking. On the other hand, I prefer her with very little on.

CV (laughs):  Can I tell her you said that? 

Torin (stands up, chuckling): She already knows it. 

The sound of the engine revving reaches them and CV stands too.

Torin (shakes CV’s hand). Thanks for having me. Am I allowed to kiss you? Just on the cheek?

CV: My hubby might start world war three if you kiss me anywhere else.

Torin (laughs, drops a kiss on her cheek): Then I’d better go. I hope we meet again, CV.

CV: One last question. What are you?


Torin: I can’t answer that. If you know, I’ll have to mark you with forgetful runes and make you forget this entire interview.


Book Trailer!

AUTHOR BIO
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com 

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com 

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #8

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 is a combination of the last two week

E-ARC's


Goodreads Summary:
When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing. 

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.


An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.



With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.


Goodreads Summary:
Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.


Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?


Goodreads Summary:
Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.


Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?

Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
An all-new series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

"There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve," Neeve said. "Either you're his true love . . . or you killed him."


It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them-not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He has it all-family money, good looks, devoted friends-but he's looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys


Goodreads Summary:
Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only...is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him...plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her. 


New Adult Contemporary coming this year.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong

Goodreads Summary:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong begins her new series with Omens, featuring a compelling new heroine thrust into a decades-old murder case and the dark mysteries surrounding her strange new home. 

Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancĂ©, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.


Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

My Review:
I was given a copy for review from Dutton Adult in exchange for a honest review. I was so excited to get this book. I am a huge fan of Armstrong's writing. This was the fist book in an adult series that I have read from her. All I can say is, I will be picking up the rest of her other adult books! This is the fist book in the new Cainsville series. I assumed it would take awhile to introduce us to this new world but, it was done in a way that kept me interested. There is so much going on but, you don't get the full story. This left me needing to know more about these characters! Olivia is a socialite who lives in Chicago. She seems to have the perfect life with the perfect fiancee. Her life however takes on a drastic change when the press finds out that she was adopted and is really the daughter of a couple of serial killers! Olivia then flees Chicago to find out the truth about her life and her birth parents. Who is she? Where did she come from? Where her adoptive parents ever going to tell her?

Olivia ends up in Cainsville, Illinois. A small town with some very interesting people living in it. Throughout the book you get little chapters from other people's point of view. It could be someone she talked to at the diner, her land lord, or her Mother's lawyer Gabriel. I loved this! It was interesting to see what those people were thinking, it leaves you sooo curious as to what is really going on in this town. Olivia starts to notice things about herself the longer she is in Cainsville. She notices Omens. Little things that other people don't always see. She has always been kind of superstitious but, this is different. She has had this since childhood. After re-connecting with her birth mother, Pamela, she starts looking into her birth parents criminal case. With the help of her Mother's lawyer Gabriel. Their investigation puts them into dangerous situations. Could Olivia be in more danger then she knows? Are there mysteries in Cainsville that put her at more of a risk?

Gabriel turns out to be a very interesting guy. He's definitely not your average good looking hot shot lawyer that rides in on his white horse. His personality is kind of abrasive. He pretty much says it like it is. He cares for Olivia but, tries to deny it. I am dying to know what his secrets are. I know he has some! I am hoping as the series progresses that we get to learn more about him. He gets along pretty well with Olivia, they have their moments of course. They work well together actually. They make a great investigative team. It will be very interesting to see where they go together. It will take time, it's not your typical "Your so hot, I love you, be with me!" kind of relationship. Which is why I love it!!!

This book was full of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down. The writing was brilliant and it kept me wondering what was going to happen the whole time. I'm still not sure what is going to happen. The supernatural element was perfect. I felt like it could be "real" rather then fiction. I will definitly be keeping my eye out for when the next book will release!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feature and Follow #12

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.

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Question of the Week
Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

In the last month I have learned that I have to set alarms and calendar notifications for when I have to have books read by or blog tours set up by. I try really hard to stay organized! Without my schedule of which books to read next by I would be lost. I also set up my email folders this week to separate my review requests, ARC's, and blog tours. They do get lost sometimes and that sucks. Recently I have had so many requests, its crazy! So I am diligent about updating my calendar...I have three...don't judge me. 

I have also learned that sometimes life gets in the way of blogging. This is kind of off topic but, a family member of mine was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last week and only given a few months to live. I have had to cancel blog tours and push back reviews because of it. Blogging however has been an amazing distraction. I honestly don't know what I would do with my spare time if I didn't have it. Especially lately. Everyone has been great regarding my life issues and its extremely appreciated. I still get posts up as quick as I can and a lot of them are done ahead of time and scheduled so that helps! **As a side note, sorry, I tend to over-share sometimes but, on my blog I feel like I can?**