Thursday, October 31, 2013

Feature and Follow #11


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Question of the week
What book are you embarrassed to admit you LOVED? (try to think beyond Twilight).
Well, I have this problem with a whole genre of books actually. I love YA books and read a lot of them in public and the other day a co-worker said "Your 25, aren't you a little old to be reading YA?" So sometimes I feel a little self conscious about that but, I do love them and don't see that changing soon. So I say back off I like what I like and that is it! Haha.
 I am a lot less embarrassed that I liked this book now then when I read them. I got made fun of so bad for loving the Iliad in high school. I read the whole thing rather then just the assigned reading. People thought I was weird haha. I still love mythology, I'm fascinated by the stories. 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL!! All the Pretty Lies by M. Leighton


All the Pretty Lies
“Live, no regrets”

Her…
Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 

Them…
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they've got?

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 #70

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: Degrees of Wrong
Author: Anna Scarlett (Anna Banks pen name)
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Series Number: 1

Goodreads Summary:
This time, the straight-and-narrow path could be the road to ruin. 

Dr. Elyse Morgan’s mission: find the cure to the HTN4 virus. The compensation, courtesy of the United Nations: a lab stocked with hi-tech goodies, limitless resources and enough chocolate to make her rear look like a cellulite farm. Bonus: she gets to live. 

Rescued (kidnapped) and secreted (imprisoned) on an undersea warship, Elyse adjusts to her assumed identity as a cadet with the finesse of a toeless ballerina. Her sulfuric temper and blatant insubordination capture the unwanted attention of the ship’s captain, the gorgeous, infuriating, engaged Nicoli Marek. 

Elyse would rather perform her own autopsy than become the other woman, but Nicoli—who’s as full of himself as he is of secrets—regards his impending marriage as a mere political transaction. And Elyse as fair game. 

As Elyse’s suspicions about the UN’s true agenda mount along with her attraction to the relentless, chronically shirtless captain, she must choose between the murky path to everything she’s ever wanted, or the squeaky-clean path of self-sacrifice—which could mean taking the secrets of the virus with her to the grave. 


Warning: Features a strong, chocolate-loving heroine who takes no prisoners on the way to saving the world from an epidemic and winning a captain’s heart.

My Thoughts:
I have heard a lot of good things about Anna Bank's books. I haven't ready any yet. I also really like the cover! Also the nurse in me is always intrigued by viruses haha. I would love to get my hands on this one. Probably a physical copy rather then Kindle just because of the awesome cover. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

If I Return by Sawyer Bennett (Part of The 12 NA's of Christmas)

Goodreads Summary:
If I Return is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas 
12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.

Would you wait?

College student, Hope Camden, is relentlessly serious, awkwardly shy and in complete need of taking a walk on the wilder side. At least, that’s what her sister tells her when she drags her off for an impromptu Christmas getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 


Hope’s plans to keep her nose in a book the entire vacation are thwarted when she meets Jack Freeman, the gorgeous and enigmatic Army helicopter pilot staying at the same resort. What was supposed to be a quiet Christmas holiday turns into a life changing event for Hope and Jack. The only problem? Jack is headed off to war, and there is no guarantee he will come back.

My Review:
I was so excited to hear there was going to be the 12 NA's of Christmas. It brings together 2 of my most favorite things. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Sawyer Bennett's novella. All I can say is I hope the other ones are this good! If I Return was amazing! Hope is you introverted character that would love to sit in front of a fire and read a good book for the week. Her sister Audrey pesters her into stepping out of her box and it changes her life. She meets Jack, the super hot Army helicopter pilot. The sparks fly instantly. From the first time she fell into his arms. Things are hot and heavy quickly but, the question looms. What happens after this week? Is there relationship destined to be a Christmas fling?

Jack is a great guy. He is very upfront with Hope on how he feels. He opens up to her. There is no hiding what he wants. Unfortunately he is heading off to war and doesn't want to hold her back. He doesn't want her to hold back because he might not make it back. If he returns he will meet her at the same hotel they met at on Christmas Eve. Will he return? 

I loved this novella and read it in one sitting. Mostly because I couldn't put it down. I was so enthralled by the story and he characters. Christmas also makes it more romantic and fun. Even with the fun attitude there was still a sense of seriousness. That it might be the last time they ever see each other and they want to savor that time together. So perfect!! I'm kind of hoping we got to see more of these two. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

ARC review of The Arrangement Vol. 11

Goodreads Summary:
Sean Ferro is my addiction. I can’t tell him no, no matter what he asks for, and I know there are so many dark questions behind those blue eyes, so many things he wants me to do with him. 

When I watch him go down on one knee, with his sexy body covered in sand, and hold up a glittering ring, I can barely stand. It looks like he’s going to propose, and I know exactly what I’m going to say.








My Review:
Ok, I have no idea how Ward continues to come out with awesome volumes for this one. Seriously, I was blown away once again with 11. Sean and Avery's lives are about to seriously change. Avery is trying to get away from Black, Sean has big plans, and not everyone will survive the storm that is coming. I guess when they say that no one really crosses Ms. Black. I have come to really like Gabe. He kind of saved Avery's ass, again. I thought 10 was the best one so far but, 11 will blow your mind. I was left with emotional whip lash like no other. I went from sad, to happy, to crushed in such a short amount of time. I'm not sure if they will survive this one. What will happen to Sean and Avery now? Does Sean propose??? 

I feel like Avery needs to grow some lady balls and tell Black off already. At least I did at the beginning of 11. I think she lets her push her around a lot and doesn't stand up for what she wants. I think Sean would be able to help her get out too. However, with what happened at the end of 11...I'm not so sure she should. Someone dies and it will change everything. What will Avery do now? I'm worried she will lose all of her nerve and never get out. There is also a super hot scene with Sean and Avery that ends rather nicely!

This series keeps getting better and better. I really enjoy them. They are short novellas that I can sit down and read in a night and they come out fast enough that I don't have to wait months or years for the next book, which I hate with a passion!  I don't know how this is going to play out now but, it should be fun to read about! The ending left me very sad and I did shed some tears. Keep up the good work Ward! 


My Reaction to the Ending

In My Mailbox #34


In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kirsti, over at The Story Siren. It's a way for bloggers to share which books they received. I am hoping to do this every week, unless I have a slow week!


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: 
Not one yet. Read it yesterday. I have no idea how Ward keeps coming up with amazing volumes!
















Goodreads Summary:
Cover reveal and blurb reveal will happen on 10-30-13. I am currently reading it and am loving it! Love M. Leighton's books!














Purchased: 

Goodreads summary:
Never, ever cry...

Seventeen-year-old Eureka won't let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean.

And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother's death and Ander's appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don't make sense.

Can everything you love be washed away?


Goodreads Summary:
One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Goodreads Summary:
Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.

It was supposed to be just for the summer…

Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.

Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.

Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.

Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.

But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.

Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?

As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.

Goodreads Summary:
It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?



Goodreads Summary:
Having a one-night stand with your ex is never easy. She thinks its revenge sex. He thinks its make-up sex. Things can only go wrong from here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

BLOG TOUR!! Treasure Your Love by J.C. Reed!


Treasure Your Love
Published: October 15th, 2013
Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.
350 pp


Synopsis
Meeting Jett was like a drug. Dangerous. Addictive. And better forbidden. In his game, there’s a high price to be paid. But how much is too much?



Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, was never in love until she met the green-eyed, sexy-as-sin, six-foot-two sex god, Jett. The man to whom she surrendered. The man who hurt her once only to conquer her heart again.



Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has found his match. Brooke is like no other woman he’s ever met and he has every intention of keeping her in his bed.

Their future seems full of promise...until the past is catching up with them and dark secrets threaten to destroy their lives. Soon they realize that to love means to lose, and some choices are harder than others.

When everything comes crashing down, can mistakes be amended…or will he lose her forever?

A woman who surrendered to love.

A man who would do anything to protect her.

Two lives that are about to be tested…and the last secrets laid bare.



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My Review
Brooke and Jett's relationship has been anything but normal. Especially after Surrender Your Love ended! We are left with Jett and Brooke talking about Brooke's pregnancy and her need to be protected. She still isn't safe. If she thought returning to New York would keep them safe she was sorely mistaking. More is at stake now for both Brooke and Jett, they are pregnant. Things start to go south pretty quickly. After a tragedy in Jett's life he seems distant. Brooke feels as if he is pulling away from her. One thing leads to another and Brooke is given an ultimatum. Disappear from her friends and Jett's life or they will be killed. What will Brooke choose? Can she leave the man she loves? Of course nothing is as it seems and things go down hill for her from that point on. I would say she hit rock bottom for a while. Will Jett be able to save her again? Is there relationship doomed by their pasts?

Brook grew a lot during this book. So many crazy twists and turns happened! I was on the edge of my seat while reading it. I read it in about a day and a half because I could not put it down. So many things happened and so many secrets were told. Things are not as they seem and even your closest allies can't be trusted. Brooke has to make life changing decisions for her and her baby. She was strong and lived through some insane situations.

Jett is still the super hot, dominant knight in shining armor. Brooke is luck she found him. I doubt any other man could save her the ways that he did. His past will always haunt him but, Brooke is his light in the dark and he will do anything for her. There are some seriously hot scenes in this one. Woo, cold showers for everyone! Anyway, they also have some very sweet and romantic moments too. Jett has a sensitive heart. Even when he's with his gang he thinks of Brooke above all.

I have loved this series. These characters have been really fun to read about. It's not your average series. I am super excited about the No Exceptions series that will follow. Now is the time to get your hands on these books!!




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Friday, October 25, 2013

Pawn by Aimee Carter

Goodreads Summary:
YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. 

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter. 

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.


Previously titled Masked.

My Review:
I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad I was approved for this one. It was a totally unique concept and I really enjoyed it. There are so many dystopian books out there right now. Pawn left me craving more. I finished it in two days. Kitty does not live a great life. She is an extra is is not living the life of luxury. She is in a group home with her long time boyfriend Benjy. The citizens are broken up by numbers, one through seven. Depending on how high you score on "the test". Unfortunately Kitty does scores at III and is destined to be a sewer worker. So it is obvious when a situation is presented to her, a chance for a privileged life, she has to take it. Kitty quickly learns that she may have bit off more then she can chew. Things are not as they seem and the government is full of liars. Kitty learns the secrets of the ruling family. What happens in "Elsewhere" is truly horrific. Will Kitty make it out alive? Will she ever be the same again after what she's learned?

Kitty is one of the best female characters I have read about. She does everything she can to keep the people she loves safe. Even if this means becoming something that she is not and doing things she would never do. Being a seven comes with a price. No one can be trusted and her loved ones don't even know who she is. She is strong, even when she doesn't have anyone around her. 

Benjy is an amazing boyfriend. I mean these two had been together for a long time and they seemed more like a married couple then boyfriend and girlfriend. He put a lot on the line for her as well. They were both at risk and were willing to help each other. He ends up with a pretty good score on the test and I think that will make all the difference in the later books. Knox isn't really a love interest but, he seems like a very sneaky guy. He knows all the ins and outs. He knows an awful lot about everything. I think he uses this to his advantage a lot. 

This was the fist book by this author that I have read. I can truly say that  I really enjoyed it. It was unique and a big page turner. The events at the end of the book left me in a whirlwind so I am really looking forward to the next book! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Feature and Follow #10


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Question of the week
Bookagram: Photograph your fave read in a funny place.


Yup that's Daemon in my washing machine. Why you ask? Well if you have read Jennifer Armentourt's Lux series you will know that Daemon can be a dirty boy and occasionally should be washed. Ok, that was cheesy but, kind of fun to say haha!

BLOG TOUR!! Wild Child by M. Leighton


Are you ready for M. Leighton's new novella WILD CHILD? A part of the Wild Ones Series, this contemporary romance novella is hot and steamy! Releasing October 22, 2013, you aren't going to want to miss getting your hands on Rusty...errr, Trick... I mean, WILD CHILD of course! See below for my review and all of the information on WILD CHILD and M. Leighton, as well as where to find her. Make sure to follow along with the Tour and read all of the reviews being posted! 

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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.

MY REVIEW
Wild Child is a lot of amazing writing packed into a novella. Jenna is Cami’s best friend and happens to be dating Cami’s fiancĂ©es best friend. Pretty great right? We did get introduced to Jenna and Rusty in the first book of this series. So much happens in this one. We get to see Cami and Trick’s wedding, which was great, and get a glimpse into Jenna and Rusty’s lives. Their relationship isn’t perfect but, it works for them. Rusty has a lot of abandonment issues due to his father leaving him and his mother. Jenna wants to get out of the small town they live in now that she has graduated college and start her life. In her words, that town took everything from her. Will they be able to get over their issues and find true love or will life break them?

I have a theory about Rusty. I don’t think he really wanted to stay in the small town. I think he was upset because he thought Jenna would leave him for a career. Typical man, assume things but, never talk about them. If these two had just sat down and had a serious conversation they could have avoided all the heartache. Rusty’s true colors do shine through, when Jenna needs him the most. The romance between these two is smoken hot! They definitely have that part down.

There are some intense situations that take place during this novella that left me on the edge of my seat and I could not put this one down. I finished it in one sitting. I love that we got to glimpse Rusty and Jenna’s story. It’s great when we get to see what’s going on with other characters in a series. I am anxiously waiting for Some Like it Wild (book #2)!!



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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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR!! Off Chance by Sawyer Bennett!


Welcome to my tour stop on the Off Chance by Sawyer Bennett tour! Feel free to look around and check out my review! Here is the link for the other blogs taking part in the tour: Tour Link



Title: Off Chance
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Expected release: October 21, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours


Synopsis 
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.
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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.
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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. 
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Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.

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Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has released her latest New Adult Contemporary novel in the Off Series! We have a guest post and giveaway below to help celebrate!

My Review
Flynn’s story is probably one of my favorites. The prologue alone left me in tears! Flynn became the man he is because of a broken heart when he was young. He lost his love once and he does whatever he can to save people now. Flynn is a firefighter and on night when he’s on a call he saves a grey eyed woman who is about to change his life. Rowan is a woman who hasn’t always had it so rough. She had a wealthy family and should be happy right? Her family life however was lacking. She ended up leaving and completely starting over. Considering Flynn saved her while she was naked wrapped in a sheet and chained to the bed, I’d say it didn’t go as great. Flynn is left feeling bad for Rowan and ends up needing to help her. Will Fynn ever find the love he is looking for or will he end up broken hearted again? 

Things have not got to well for Flynn in to romance department. This is just crazy because he’s a hunky fire fighter with an amazing heart. After getting to know Rowan, which isn’t easy, he begins to feel for her. It’s more than just helping her get on her feet at this point. She is becoming a part of his life now. Rowan is skittish though. She is very wary about giving away her heart, especially when Flynn is such an amazing friend, her only friend. Will Rowan get over her insecurities and open herself up to love?

These guys were so good together. I loved how sweet Flynn was. Some of the things he did were just melt your heart awesome. I also loved Capone, Rowans dog! He was super cute and so protective of Rowan. There are some suuuper hot scenes between these two! I honestly don’t know how they kept denying each other. 

I have loved this series. I can’t pick a favorite guy because they were all great. The epilogue was a great addition to the story. I really liked seeing all of them together! Seeing where everyone’s life ended up. I would highly recommend this series!!

About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Wishlist Wednesday #69

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 Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Series Number: 1

Goodreads Summary:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.


Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My Thoughts:
I have seen a lot of this book/series around the blogoshpere. I really like the covers of the first 3 that I have seen and it sounds really interesting. Have any of you read this one? What are your thoughts on it?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Origin by Jennifer Armentrout

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 Review:
I'm not going to lie. I was terrified to start this book because I knew big stuff would happen and I would have to wait for the next book. It stared at me next to my bed for days. I finally gave in to Daemon's stare. I couldn't put it down. I was instantly sucked back into Katy and Daemon's world. Katy was taken and Daemon trying to get her back. The book goes between Katy and Daemon's POV, which I loved! I loved getting into Daemon's head. Katy is in the Daedalus facility and being forced into doing some pretty terrible things. She is also being tortured in a way. Daedalus tries pretty hard to make Katy believe some interesting things about the Luxen and Daemon. She is drained from everything they make her do. While Daemon on the other hand willing gives into Daedalus to be with Katy again. I felt like it's no longer fun and games anymore. Serious events happen that will change everyone's lives. Nothing will ever be the same now.

Katy is kind of broken in this book. The emotional and physical things she has to go through are pretty exhausting. I have a feeling she will forever be changed now. She has to give up her life. But, Daemon and Katy will do anything for each other. Even if it means putting the human and Luxen race at risk. We also find out some interesting reproduction news! That's all I'm saying, make your own conclusions. We definitly get to see how strong Katy and Daemon's love for each other is. A whole new side to Daemon. They are perfect for each other. Their lives change, in both good and bad ways. 

Daemon is still the super hot, insanely powerful Luxen he was before. He will get to Katy no matter what happens. He will save her. Even if it means sacrificing himself. He goes to great lengths to get to her. He also is forced to do/see things that he should never have to. If you thought the Luxen were kind of scary, wait to you mean an Origin. I love Daemon he is a great character to read about. He is definetly the knight on a the white horse!

I am in love with this series. I can not wait for the next books. Sadly it will be a while before it's out. I love diving into this world that Armentrout has so graciously created for us. The end of this book is INSANE! So many things happen that I just....I have no words to describe it. I will be anxiously the next installment. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Off Chance by Sawyer Bennett Release Day Blitz!!

Title: Off Chance
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Expected release: October 21, 2013


Synopsis 
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.
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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.
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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. 
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Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.


EXCERPT FROM OFF CHANCE

After silently watching for a few minutes, I ask, “Okay, here’s a question for you... what’s that yellow line on the field?”
Fil doesn’t answer me so I poke her in the ribs. “Teach me, Yoda.”
She looks at me with frustration and then looks back at the TV. “That splits the field in half.”
“Liar,” I hear from the doorway and I turn to see Flynn there with a plate of pie in his hand.
Fil turns around and looks guilty for just a second, then her face splits into a grin. “Busted.”
“Wait... that line doesn’t split the field in half?” I ask, because that made damn good sense to me.
Chuckling, Flynn walks in and comes over to the couch. “Scoot down,” he says.

I try to move to the left, but Fil is ignoring me in favor of the football game. I jab her in the ribs again, she moves over a quarter of an inch, and I move along with her. It gives enough room for Flynn to jam his body in between the end of the couch and me, and the heat of his leg against mine sends my pulse dancing.
He takes the last bite of pie and sets the plate down on the coffee table. After he swallows, he says, “Okay... the yellow line represents the first down marker. You do understand the concept of downs, right?”
“Sort of,” I tell him. “Not really. And what’s the blue line?”
“That’s the line of scrimmage,” Flynn says and, before he can explain further, Fil lets out a curse. “I can’t believe he got sacked. The offensive line sucks.”
“What’s a sack?” I ask.
Flynn chuckles. “Slow down there, Speedy. One question at a time.”
He takes my hand and turns it palm up. “Here’s the easiest way to understand it. See these two lines running parallel on your palm?”
I glance down and his fingertip traces two of my lifelines, which do indeed run exactly parallel across my hand. The feel of his skin against mine causes me to shiver slightly and I’m mesmerized by the movement.
“Yeah,” I say and it feels like it comes out in a croak.
“So, this line right here is the line of scrimmage. It’s where the offensive line starts and the quarterback will be roughly in the middle of the line.” Flynn traces the line of scrimmage on my palm and then taps the area where the quarterback would stand.
“And this here,” he says, as he runs his finger across the other line. “This is the first down line. This is the distance, which is ten yards, that the offensive line has to get the ball to be able to advance further. They have four tries to get there... and those are called downs.”
I want to know more, not because I give a shit about football but because I want Flynn to keep holding my hand and tracking patterns on my skin. Which is decidedly not within the purview of a regular friendship.
“And a sack?” I remind him.
He pushes his index finger into my palm and holds it there. “When the quarterback starts the play at the line of scrimmage, he will most times step backward to get some distance from the defensive players that are coming toward him. If at any time they get him behind this line,” and here he pauses to drag his finger across my palm, “that is called a sack. Understand?”
“Yes,” I say but really, no. I don’t remember a damn thing he just told me and could care less. I am, though, trying to think of other questions to ask so he can teach me more palm football.

Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has released her latest New Adult Contemporary novel in the Off Series! We have a guest post and giveaway below to help celebrate!

TOP TEN GUEST POST BY FLYNN CALDWELL

1. Favorite movie/actor/actress?  Milla Jovovich… she is freaky in really hot way in The 5th Element.
2. Favorite song/singer?  I hate to admit this but my cousin, Renner’s boyfriend has a really great song I listen to all the time called Walking On Treetops. God, I hope he doesn’t read this and think that I actually like the dude.
3. Favorite place you would love to visit?  I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand. Maybe one day with my girl.
4. One item you can not live with out?  Coffee… it is like oxygen to me.
5. Who would you like to meet?(dead or alive)  Martin Brodeur
6. Favorite hobby?  Xbox… especially playing with Tim’s son, Sam. But that little monster kicks my butt all the time.
7. Guilty pleasure?  Rowan… but there’s no guilt about it.
8. Favorite author and/book? The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
9. Do you collect anything? Dog hair… since Capone moved in.

10. Favorite color?  Gray. Read Off Chance and you’ll understand why.


FACTS ABOUT OFF CHANCE

Most importantly, this was supposed to be the last book in the Off Series but I’ve had such an         outpouring of requests to keep writing… I’m happy to report that this is NOT the last book.           There will be others, but after I get a few other projects complete!
Not to give away a spoiler, but there is a huge scene in the book involving Emily and Nix               from Off Limits and it’s based almost exactly off a very important moment in my personal             life.
Fire fighters are hot! It’s a fact!
There is a really cute, fuzzy and rambunctious dog in this book named, Capone! He’s based           off of my own puppy goodness… my Bernese Mountain Dog, Atticus.
I sobbed like a baby when I finished writing the prologue. Warning: It might make you cry,             too.
You will get really good updates in this book on all of the past Off characters… Ryan, Danny,         Emily, Nix, Linc, Ever, Renner and Cillian!



Each book in the Off Series can be read as a standalone.

About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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