Saturday, September 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL! Grimnirs by Ednah Walters


Book Title: Grimnirs
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Presented by: Twisted Book Tours and More & As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Camelia Miron Skiba

 
BLURB

One lost love.
One lost best friend.
One hot soul reaper.

Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.

Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.

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.


Stacking the Shelves #13

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!

E-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
He is seeking absolution.

Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.

She is seeking escape.

Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.

Together, they have the chance to become complete.

Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.


For it to work, both of them will need to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.

Goodreads Summary:
Do you see that woman there?
The one with long, wavy blond hair and blue eyes that used to sparkle?
That’s me, Violet Moore.
Do you see those men over there?
One is my husband, Rob.
A man who claimed he loved me, but proved his fist loved me more.
The other is Tucker McCloud, my savior and confidant.
I'm torn between what's right and my own fear.
But not anymore.
I’m taking my life back now.
I will fight back.

I will be happy.



Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
"If I am more alive because love burns and chars me, as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation, it's that he who lays me low is my salvation, and invigorates the more, the more he scars me."
― Michelangelo

Ash Jensen, a squeaky-clean sophomore at the University of Tennessee, has a trail of baggage a mile long―she buried her fiancé only a year and a half ago. 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. Kade knows nothing about her past and he'd prefer to keep it that way. 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 in the woods, things get a little complicated...

One man afraid of commitment.
One woman afraid to love again.
Two lives.
Two hearts.

One life-changing journey.

Goodreads Summary:
What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice?

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate.

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her.


But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

COVER REVEAL!! Wild Child by M. Leighton


About Wild Child
Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted.  Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities.  Until she met Rusty Catron.
Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child.  But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more.  At least it does for Jenna.
Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars.  He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed. 
But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life.  Forever.

About M. Leighton

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  
For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on 
Twitter @mleightonbooks.

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Wishlist Wednesday #65

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: Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Series Number: 1

Goodreads Sumamry:
Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs. 

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…

My Thoughts:
I have not read anything by this author before but, this one sounds really good. I have seen numerous authors, including Jennifer Armentrout, saying this is one of their favorites of the year. So I am definitely intrigued! I know some people are like ewe romance but, I love the stories most of the time so.....there. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss

Goodreads Summary:
When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedroom a week before her wedding, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée… That’s a problem.

Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer gets up and walks away, she’s believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?


Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives. The Infernal Detective is a fast-paced, paranormal mystery, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil.



My Review:
I really enjoy a good murder mystery and then add it a little paranormal and you have my cup of tea. The Infernal Detective was gifted to me by the author in exchange for a honest review. This is book 4 in a the Riga Haywroth Series but, it can be read as a stand alone. I will probably be adding the rest of the books to my TBR list because this one was such a fun read. Riga is not your average PI. She is also a witch! Which makes it all the more fun. She had a great personality which kept me interested in her as a character. Riga is getting married to a man named Donovan. Her pre-wedding party however, does not go as planned. Dead bodies and missing fiancees lead to a very interesting story! Get ready for a roller coaster of paranormal people! Ghosts, witches, necromancers and more. 

Riga's aunts were probably my favorite characters. They were very fun to read about. I feel like all the characters could be regular people. Like possibly my neighbors haha. I love when characters seem like they can be real. It's a mark of great writing. Even with great people around her, secrets are being kept and she doesn't know who to trust. And we can't forge the Mob Boss! Will Riga figure out what is going on? 

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys murder with paranormal elements. I loved the language of the book. I have clearly not read an adult book for a while! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hopeless For You by Hayden Hill!


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Blurb
Ash Jensen, a squeaky-clean sophomore at the University of Tennessee, has a trail of baggage a mile long — she buried her fiancé only a year and a half ago. 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. Kade knows nothing about her past and he'd prefer to keep it that way. 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... One man afraid of commitment. One woman afraid to love again. Two lives. Two hearts. One life-changing journey.


Excerpt
 "You like vodka?" Kade said. "What?" I glanced at him uncertainly. "That's kind of an odd question. From way out in left field." "You're half Russian." He was staring at me intensely. "You must like vodka." "Oh, no." I returned his gaze with equal intensity. Had he felt that tingle when our hands touched, too? Our conversation was all innocent on the outside but I could sense the sexual tension seething on the inside. Neither of us broke eye contact. He wasn't sitting all that far from me. It wouldn't take much to close the gap and wrap my lips around his. "I had vodka once when I was in tenth grade. Almost threw up. Scotch is more my thing." "Scotch? That's a man's drink." I shrugged, but didn't break eye contact. "Not really." "Any preferred brands?" His voice sounded deeper, more sexual. I was starting to lose myself in those eyes. "I don't know." My voice sounded strange, too. A little breathy. "All kinds of brands. I don't like Jack Daniels, though." "That's not even scotch. That's whiskey." "Same thing." Kade stood up now and edged a little closer. His eyes never left mine. "How can you not like Jack Daniels? That's, like, a Tennessee institution. They make it there, don't they?" "They do." My heart was beating fast. "But Collier and McKeel is more my thing." "How do you know so much about all these drinks, anyway?" he said in that deep, slow voice. "The legal age is twenty-one in Tennessee." I knew my eyes were broadcasting sheer want. He felt it. I'm sure he did, because his eyes fed that want right back at me. "I'm a delinquent." "You are." He took another step closer. I could hear his breathing now. Deeper. Faster. "Collier and McKeel... remind me to let you try Seagram's 83 sometime. Canadians make the best whiskey. Perfect for a delinquent like you." "I'm actually more of a wine person. At least I used to be." We were so close now, barely a hand-span away. Those green eyes never left mine, and consumed me. "Wine? I can see that. I'd peg you as a fan of white. You speak Sauvignon Blanc?" The way he said those French words sounded so sexy. "I speak champagne," I said huskily. "Dom Perignon makes the most amazing Cristal. White Gold is--" I choked off the words, feeling suddenly like I was drowning, and I turned away from Kade. I couldn't hold back the sudden tears. After all this time, something so simple as the name of a drink still affected me. I almost hoped Kade would wrap his arms around me and carry me away from the horrors of the past and save me from the guilt, but when I looked at him I saw he'd retreated to the shade again. He was sitting on the log with his arms crossed, facing away from me, staring at the river.

About the Author
Hayden Hill is the author of HOPELESS FOR YOU. When not writing, publishing, and blogging, Hayden is busy cycling and taking pictures in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A romantic at heart, Hayden is always looking to take that one picture or write that one story that will move the world. Maybe someday. If you live in Edmonton or will be visiting, feel free to drop Hayden an email and say hello--Hayden is always looking for an excuse to eat White Chocolate Cheesecake with readers :)

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Arrangement Vol. #10 by H. M. Ward

Summary:
When Avery realizes that her latest client wasn't Sean she doesn't know what to do. This person has invaded her life on a personal level and to make matters worse she doesn't even know who he is. The only good thing that came from it has been seeing Sean again, but now that he's in front of her, she doesn't want to let him go. However, it's time for Avery to stop pretending and move on with her life, and she knows that Sean Ferro will not be part of it.










My Review:
This was my favorite volume yet! Why you ask? Because Sean is in it almost the ENTIRE time! We get to see a different side of him in Vol. 10. The most shocking part is that his true feelings are finally showing through his tough outer shell and surprise surprise he does care! I felt like a lot of ground was covered during this volume. We learn a lot about how Sean is really feeling about Avery. I felt like a lot of issues were resolved and they are going to move on with their lives. Even after all the crazy video stuff! Will Avery and Sean ever get a happy ever after? Are they forever broken?

What would one of these books be without a little hot romance! Yes, we do get a little fun time with Sean and Avery. Although I have a feeling when these guys finally do get together, like reeeeally together it's going to be insanely hot!! I felt like they were a normal dating couple. The kind of man that Avery makes Sean when they are together is truly beautiful. I think things are going to turn around for Sean and Avery! My hope for them has been renewed!

I have really loved this series. Vol. 10 ended on quite the amazing note! I can not wait to see what is going to happen next! I really hope I am right about whats coming!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #12

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!


E-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
This one is not available yet!

Goodreads Summary:
He is seeking absolution.

Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.

She is seeking escape.

Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.

Together, they have the chance to become complete.

Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished. 


For it to work, both of them will need to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.

Purchased


Goodreads Summary:
Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

Goodreads Summary:
New Adult *Intended for mature audiences.

Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush. 

Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well. 

Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.


ARC Review of Endless by Jessica Shirvington

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...





About the Series and the Author
Violet Eden’s world is about to go to straight to hell.
With its combination of high-adrenaline storytelling, engrossing character development, and a richly imagined mythology, the EMBRACE series has won legions of fans, critical acclaim, and has led to its adaptation into a television series with the CW Network, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.

Jessica Shirvington’s ground breaking EMBRACE series continues with ENDLESS pitting the half-angel Violet Eden against the forces of Hell itself. Violet thought she was finally getting things under control: she has her mother back. But when children in New York City start to go missing, Violet is the only one who can get to the heart of the truth.
Then all hell breaks loose—literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she’s about to face the biggest bad of all time.  And to make matters worse, dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head and her heart, and her attraction to fellow half-angel 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…


Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company and been involved in managing the restaurants. A finalist for Cosmopolitan magazine’s Fun, Fearless Female award, Jessica is currently a full-time mom, author and co-director of an investment company.

My Review:
I am in love with this series. Seriously. When I was approved for an ARC I literally jumped up and down. This series gets better and better with each book. This one was by far my favorite. Endless picks up where the previous book left off. Violet's mom is back in the picture and they have to figure out a way to live as a family. Oh yea, and Phoenix and Lilith are loose to reap havoc on the world. After getting everyone together they try to find a way to kill Lilith. Violet's mom brings a lot of very helpful information to the table about how she rid the world of Lilith before. The only problem....one of the ingredients is not around anymore. To make matters worse Lilith is abducting children and plans to kill them. Yup...children. Violets feelings for Lincoln are also getting harder to control. They are soul mates after all. Things for Violet also change when she has to perform in front of the Academy to prove herself to the Grigori Counsel. Will Violet be able to stop Lilith and at what cost? 

Violet has grown so much throughout this series. I feel like she has really come into her own. She is a fierce warrior who is strong and able to do so much. She learns to deal with her Mom and I hope their relationship continues to grow. So many things happened during Endless that caused Violet to learn more about herself and her powers. There is more then meets the eye with her that's for sure. Unfortunately nothing can prepare Violet for what is to come. She will never be the same. The thing that she goes through...the price she pays...I don't know how you come back from it. 

Violet and Lincoln are the most heartbreaking couple I have read about. Two people who love each other so much but, can't be together. I don't know how they do it. Sometimes their defenses slip and their real emotions come through. There are some pretty hot moments between them. However, they always put their shields up to prevent things from going further. I want these two to be together forever so bad! Worse then any other couple in any series I have read!!! When it comes to Phoenix, I don't hate him as much anymore.You'll have to read to find out why. 

I love this series. It is one of my favorites. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. This story is so perfect and so is the writing. The ending left me in tears. Like terrible ugly crying. I need to know what is going to happen in the next book!!! Like seriously...NEED TO KNOW!  

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Feature and Follow #16



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
What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?

I loved all the books below as a kid. Rainbow Fish was probably my favorite next to the Little Mermaid. This was a great question this week!!





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #64


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: Angel Eyes
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Series Number: 1

Goodreads Summary:
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .

ANGEL EYES

Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.


A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

My Thoughts
I really like this cover and the story sounds really good. The cover of book 3 is what caught my eye and got me interested. I am up for a good angel series. I haven't found a lot that I have liked so I am excited for this one! 






Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BLOG TOUR! A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers


Welcome to my stop on the A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers tour! I am a huge fan of her books and am so excited to take part in her tour!! I have really liked her books and A Little Too Far was no different. My post includes a review of the book. Feel free to take a look around! Thanks for stopping by!


A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far, #1) 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: September 17th, 2013 (eBook), October 1st, 2013 (Print)


Synopsis
Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years … and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.

But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt … and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional and right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy-on-the-eyes deacon … only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.

Goodreads Link

My Review
First of all I have to say that this book was great. I'll admit I was nervous about the love triangle part. I am not a fan of love triangles. This one however was done right! It was great, I really liked both guys. Early on Lexie realizes she has feelings for her stepbrother, Trent. After a pretty nasty break up he comforts her and well one thing leads to another and bam! Mind blowing sex...with her stepbrother. Yup, lots of hot moments in this book! This freaks them out at first. Lexie is confused and doesn't know if being with Trent is the right thing for her. Lucky for her she has a semester in Rome for college. While she is in Rome she goes to confession at church and confesses her sins. The priest gives her a project to do to keep her buys. This is where she meets Alessandro. Alessandro is a super hot soon to be priest. He might be just what she needs to get her mind off Trent. Will Lexie find love in Rome? Will she be able to get over Trent?

I really liked Lexie. She was a strong independent woman who cared a lot about her education. She is just getting over a messy break up with an idiot who cheated on her numerous times. I't's great that she gets to go to Rome to study art. Where is better then Rome? Seriously! She loves it there. She sees herself living there. It is beautiful and rich with culture. After she gets her assignment from the priest she meets Alessandro. He is a soon to be priest with a rough past. He is very nice to Lexie and tries to help her. Her assignment involves art and to Lexies surprise she loves it. She starts to her feelings for Alessandro but, is obviously conflicted with his priest status. She meets his family, he cooks for her, and comforts her. Perfect right? Will Alessandro break his vows for Lexie?

 Lexie and Trent are best friends. Trent was there for her to comfort her and help her get through it. He has always been there for Lexie. That is what makes it hard for them. Lexie doesn't want to ruin their relationship and after the sleep together things are different. They don't tell each other everything anymore. When she leaves for Rome things between them are awkward. They text some while she is there. When she is home for break she is surprised to see Trent with her best friend. She is hurt by this. She still loves Trent and doesn't want him with someone else. These two are so cute together. The stepbrother thing didn't bother me at all. They both need each other. Who will Lexie choose?

This was such a fun read. Both love interests were awesome and the love triangle was perfectly written. I am so glad Lisa Desrochers decided to write a New Adult Romance! A Little Too Far was perfect! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a love triangle done right. The end was perfect! I loved it! It was hard because I liked both guys. Perfect ending! Go get your copy!

About the author: 

Lisa Desrochers lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.
Look for her New Adult novel, A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy of HarperCollins Sept 2013, and the first companion, A LITTLE TOO MUCH , in Nov 2013. Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).


Monday, September 16, 2013

Arcadia's Curse by Jesi Lea Ryan

Goodreads Summary:
Think high school sucks? Try being an empath who has to experience everyone else’s suckage on top of your own. (Literally.) 


In the months since her family life imploded and her psychic gifts began to arise, Cady has struggled to figure out how she can fit into her normal life without going crazy from the constant presence of emotional energy. Her grades have tanked. Her best friend is afraid of her. And she begins to have doubts about why her boyfriend, Bryan, is really keeping her around. But a chance meeting with another gifted girl online opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Unfortunately, this new world comes at an awful price. 





My Review:
I was so excited when I got the chance to review Arcadia's Curse. I really enjoyed the first book and was excited to see what was going to happen next for Arcadia. This book starts off after the fist one left off. Cady is still trying to get her empath gift under control. Her grades are slipping and things with Bryan are kind of complicated. Her ability to heal people leaves her with migraines and drains her of energy. She can't take it anymore and wants to quit school. She finds some peace when she sleeps and a new friend of hers visits her in her dreams. Things for Cady are about to change drastically. Her life will be forever different. Relationships changed. Will Cady ever get her gift under control? Will her life ever be normal?

Cady gets the opportunity to go to a new "school" if you will. A place where people with gifts like her learn how to control them and block out feelings. It also does work with the government. To help them catch bady guys while using their gifts. In order to do this Cady has to tell her dad about her gift. This doesn't go ever well at first but, he will come around. We get some new characters in this one! Dr. Helbo that helps her with her gift, Alejandra who is a dream walker, and Bastian who can move things with his mind. Cady decides to give this program a try. Its a huge decision to make. To leave everyone she cares about and be hours away. Will this make a difference for Cady? Or will it give Cady more problems? 

Now to the guys! Cady is still with Bryan. She has really strong feelings for him. I really liked him in the fist book but, less in the second. I really felt like he used Cady as an excuse to do dangerous thing because she could heal him. Without thinking about how much it affected her physically. Cane is still around and has feelings for Cady however Cady does not feel the same. I think there is something going on with Cane. I can't put my finger on it but, something isn't right. I could be completely wrong though haha! Bastian is a whole other story. Cady claims numerous times there are no romantic feelings there but, I kind of wish there were. I like Bastian. I think he can relate so much more to Cady's situation then the other guys. 

I loved this book. This is what a sequel done right is suppose to be. Amazing characters and great story line. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. So many crazy things happen toward the end of the book. Cady has changed and she now knows more about her gifts and what she is truly capable of. I am so excited to see where book 3 will take us!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #11

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:
Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants. 

Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable. 


Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the decedents of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. 

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. 

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. 

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.


The Goddess War is about to begin.

Goodreads Summary:
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.









Goodreads Summary:
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything. 

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? 


And will they even be together?
My signed copy finally came!!!!

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Goodreads Summary:
From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

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 Review:
I was offered a copy of Frozen to review in exchange for a honest review. Frozen takes you through an unknown land. A time when the world is drastically changed. The world is not the same place. It is covered in snow and ice. Cities have been destroyed. The world building that goes into Frozen is pretty intense. There was so much detail. You could really see what was going on in the book. I really enjoyed learning about the world in it's new state. It's not only the world that has changed but, also the people. There is a new kind of people out there. People with special gifts. However, these special gifts seem more like curses as time goes on. I had a lot of questions while I was reading but, by they end a lot of things were clear. I never knew what to expect. The paranormal aspect was very unique. I was not something I have read about before.

Nat is a blackjack dealer in New Vegas just trying to survive. Nat needs to get out. Her secret puts her in constant danger. She needs a way to escape New Vegas and try to get to The Blue. A fabled place of peace, clean water, and without snow. A place where Nat will be safe. A place where she can live her life without fear. When the opportunity presents itself Nat takes it. She has the heat credits to hire a crew of runners to help her escape New Vegas. This is not an easy thing to do. There are seekers who's job it is to keep people in not let people escape. The road ahead of them is treacherous and full of danger. Will Nat and Wes and his group of runners make it through this trip? Will her secret put her in serious danger yet again?

I really liked Wes. After being around him and the other guys, Nat starts to have feelings for Wes. Wes is the manly leader type. He finds out about Nat's secret yet doesn't seem to care. He wants to help her even more. I had to keep reminding myself that these were teenagers. The lives that they lived were hard and they grew up waaaay to fast. By 16 Wes had been in the "army" and do some pretty crazy things to make a living. Food is a hot commodity in the world now because of the ice. These two find strength in each other. Even in life and death situations. They have survived seekers, pirates, and monsters. Will they find their safe haven?

This was a very fun read. The ending took my by surprise but, was very exciting. What Nat turns out to be is pretty cool. I am really interested in seeing what's going to happen next!  I will definitely be picking up the next book.