Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Question of the week
Change the Plot. If you could, what book would you change the ending or a plot thread? Go ahead and do it...change it.

I have to go with the first book that came to my mind when I read this question. ALLEGIANT  by Veronica Roth!!! OMG, this ending made me so angry and sad. I give the author props for doing it but, it didn't seem necessary for the story. I don't want to spoil the book for people who have yet to read it. If you have read it  you know EXACTLY what I am talking about. That specific character would live. That is all I am going to say.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #87

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: Captivate
Author: Vanessa Garden
Series Number: 1
Release Date: January 1, 2014

Goodreads Summary:
In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems...

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko...the King of this underwater civilisation.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets...

My Thoughts: 
I love anything that sounds like Mermaid material! And how can you not love this cover. Wow so unique I love it! It is what drew me to the book. Have any of you read this one?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH!! Whtie Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout


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White Hot Kiss
We are beyond excited to participate in the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WHITE HOT KISS! WHITE HOT KISS is a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen TODAY! This is the first full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series and one you'll want to grab as soon as you finish reading this post.   

  ABOUT WHITE HOT KISS: 
 One kiss could be the last. Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.  

  EXCERPT: 
 “I don’t think of Zayne that way!” She laughed. “What man-parts-loving female in this world doesn’t think of Zayne that way? I can barely keep myself breathing when I see him. All the guys in school have squishy waists. I can tell Zayne doesn’t. He’s the awesome sauce with extra sauce.” That he was and he so didn’t have a squishy waist, but I tuned Stacey out at that point. I really did need to cram for this test and I also didn’t want my fantasies involving Zayne to occupy my mind right now. Especially after I’d woken up this morning, carefully tucked under the covers. The bed had smelled like him: sandalwood and crisp linen. “Oh, sweet baby Jesus in a manger,” Stacey murmured. I clenched my jaw, cupping my hands over my ears. She jabbed me in the side with her elbow. At this rate I’d be covered in bruises before lunchtime. “Our bio class just got a billion times more interesting. And hotter, lots and lots hotter. Holy mother, I want to have his babies. Not now of course, but definitely later. But I’d like to start practicing soon.” The cell wall is a thick and rigid layer covering the plasma something, something plant cells… Stacey stiffened all of a sudden. “Oh my God, he’s coming—” Composed of fat and sugar— Something slender and shiny fell from who knew where, landing in the middle of Sam’s notes. Blinking tightly, it took me a couple of seconds to recognize the faded and half peeled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sticker covering the back of the silver cell phone. My heart slammed against my ribs. Gripping the edges of the notebook, I slowly lifted my gaze. Unnaturally beautiful golden eyes met mine. “You forgot this last night.”


 Now that you have a taste for this fabulous new series, here are the details for the AMAZING international giveaway!!! Harlequin Teen is giving away a large Harlequin Teen Tote. Tote Includes: • Harlequin TEEN branded tote • The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (trade) • Pawn by Aimee Carter (hard cover) • Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (hard cover) • Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (hard cover) • 2 copies of White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout • 1 pair of black harlequin branded socks (they are so comfy!)  

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.   She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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BLOG TOUR!! On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett!!


Welcome to the On the Rocks tour by Sawyer Bennett! This was an awesome start to what is sure to be an amazing new series! Check out my review!

Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing February 17, 2014

Synopsis
He spurned Gabby Ward once, crushing her young heart, and then left to travel the world for fame and glory. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the sand and salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks so he can open up Last Call, a beach bar nestled among the dunes of the Atlantic.
Gabby Ward is not happy that Hunter has returned. Bitter over his rebuff years before, she’s content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways.
Gabby’s well-schemed plans to ignore Hunter go up in flames when he presents an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, throwing them together in a common quest to each reach their goals. Working together day in and day out proves to be problematic for Gabby, who soon realizes that the feelings she had for him are still very much alive. Hunter struggles to reach through to Gabby’s cold heart, all while starting a new career away from his life as a top ranked, professional surfer.
What starts out as a mutual business arrangement soon turns into a passion that neither of them can continue to deny.
Hard choices lay ahead for both of them when Hunter is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to return to the pro surfing tour.
Choices that could destroy what they have built or take them further than they ever had dared to hope.

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My Review
Sawyer Bennett does it again! This is a great start to another great series! Gabby has had a rough life. After she graduated high school, after a night of fun, she kisses the boy she has loved for some time. Unfortunately for her, he completely denies her. The trouble is he is her best friend’s brother and they are always around each other. As times goes on they just fight and bicker. Luckily Hunter is a pro surfer so he is gone a lot. When Hunter’s twin brother Brody gets out of jail Hunter is brought back into Gabby’s life. They still bicker and generally don’t like each other but, Hunter needs work done on the bar and Gabby’s just the girl to do it! Will they be able to work together without killing each other? Or will this be the thing that fixes them?

I loved Brody. I am so excited that we will get his story next. He is a very interesting guy. After getting out of jail he is working at the bar with Hunter. It seems like he is having a hard time re-entering the world. His story should be fun! Casey is Brody and Hunters sister and Gabby’s BFF. They have been friends forever and have a great relationship. Gabby and Casey have been through a lot together. 

Hunter and Gabby have a roller coaster relationship. The love and hate each other. After being around each other they break. Gabby tells Hunter how much he hurt her and she is having a hard time getting over his playboy past. Will Hunter change for her? The book is in both of their POV’s and so we get Hunters side too. Hunter is more in love with Gabby then she realizes. It’s awesome to see a guy pining for a girl for once! Things get a little dicey when Hunters ex comes to town.  Can Gabby and Hunter survive their family and friends? Will they get their happily ever after?
I LOVED this book! I can’t wait for the next one. Sawyer Bennett writes some amazing books! Keep them coming lady!

Author Bio
 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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Monday, February 24, 2014

Deprogrammed by Nicole Sobon

Goodreads Summary:
Every choice that you make has a consequence.

When Emile Reed went back to Vesta Corp to save her loved ones, she'd been deprogrammed. Thirteen had regained control, forcing her to become a prisoner inside of her own body. She has been left to live alongside Thirteen, able to hear everything that occurs around her, but unable to react…until she sees him.

He reawakens her past and gives Emile the strength she needs to overpower Thirteen. Having regained control of her body and her mind, Emile now has to face the fact that her past decisions have hurt those that she loves the most: her family.

Alexis Ward never meant to hurt anyone, but she did.

Her choices ended up hurting both Emile and Hayden Reed, effectively ending their lives outside of Vesta Corp. When her uncle brings her to Vesta Corp, trying to force her into taking part in the family business, Alexis is forced to face the consequences of her decisions when she comes face to face with both Hayden and Emile.


In order to survive, they’ll need to let go of their pasts, and find the strength within themselves to fight back against McVeigh.

My Review:
In Deprogrammed we get the POV of Alexis and Emile. This is really interesting. We get to see things from Alexis, who works for Vesta Corp but, hates what she does. We start where Emile is back at Vesta Corp and has be completely re-programmed. Thirteen is now in complete control of her body and Emile is off in the background unable to control her body. She knows what is going on and that her brother Hayden is there too. Through and through Emile is all about her family and the people she cares about. She will do anything, risk her life, to help those people. Eventually Emile gets programmed again and is in control but, things are far from over. She needs to escape and save her brother. Colton is there too and a huge help along with Alexis. This was a fast pace ride and not everyone will survive this escape attempt. Will Emile save her family and escape Vesta Corp? Will she be able to shut Vesta Corp down forever?

I really loved Alexis's POV. She is not some evil person. She is being forced to do what she does. The family trade. She has strong feelings towards Hayden. She needs to keep him safe. Hayden is the biggest sweetheart. He is trying so hard to save Emile. Will he succeed? 

We get to meet some programs that are a lot like Emile as well. Jessica and Grant. They still have their human side. They are not just rogue programs. They were specifically fun to read about. Grant may be on of my new favorites.

That brings us to Colton and Emile. I love these two together. They have grown so much from the last book. They are older and braver.  I felt like Colton came a long way from where he was in the previous book. He was having a very hard time dealing. I have been hoping for a romance between these two since book one. I really hope that happens! I mean Emile is pretty indestructible and Colton knows how to take care of her. I will keep my fingers crossed!

The group has a lot on their plate now. Not everyone can be saved. What will they do now? Will they ever be safe and have a future or are they destined to run forever? Book 3 should have a lot of interesting plot twists and I can't wait! 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

ARC Review of The Arrangement Vol. 14 by H.M. Ward

Goodreads Summary:
Coming soon!!
















My Review:
Volume 14 picks up right where 13 left off. Avery is drugged and being carried out of her dorm in that damn box. I have never hated a box more then I do right now. The whole situation we are left with at the end of 13 was insane. So I am glad we got resolution in 14. I never thought that Sean, Black, and Avery might have to work together. Considering how much they all pretty much hate one another. Sean drops quite a big bomb on Avery and she is once again questioning if she can be with Sean. Does she deserve more? Will Sean ever change? 

There are even more dead bodies to come. I'm not going to lie, I was totally ok with one of them. Good riddens in my opinion! Avery has a lot to work though and she can't exactly think straight around Sean. She seeks the wisdom of none other then Marty! Yay! I love Marty! He's my favorite fake gay character of all time! He helps Avery try to decide to be with Sean or take Black's deal of becoming a madam like her. I know what I think about the whole thing. JUST SAY NO AVERY!!

This one yet again ends with quite the cliffhanger. I have no idea who is trying to kill Avery. Seriously, no clue.  I am so curious as to who it is! I need to know what is going to happen next! Sounds a bit like Sean has some competition with Marty :)

Stacking the Shelves

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

This week was a very adult/New Adult week for me. Last week I loaded up on my YA books :)

E-ARC's 

Goodreads Summary:
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Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
One kiss could be the last. 

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. 

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Goodreads Summary:
Where do you go when you can’t run away? 

Lara doesn’t trust herself and Morgan can’t remember when he trusted anyone. 

They were sailing smoothly toward each other on a sweet voyage of discovery. Then Morgan got knocked back by a wave of panic from his past that he never got to explain. 

A freak encounter with a thousand pound fish left Morgan delirious and Lara even more confused. The demons that swirl around his fevered head hint at a hell Lara is afraid to understand. 

Stuck on a boat with a wounded man she no longer thinks she knows, Lara’s convinced she’s added another sad page to her book of mistakes.

Goodreads Summary:
Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.

Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.

Friday, February 21, 2014

EXCERPT BLITZ!!! Best kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine!!

We are so excited to get to share you a huge excerpt for Chelsea Fine's upcoming New Adult Contemporary Romance, BEST KIND OF BROKEN. The first book in the Finding Fate Series, Chelsea is sharing part of the book with the world early!



You can read the Excerpt HERE! 


But first, check out all of the information about BEST KIND OF BROKEN and Chelsea Fine! 

BEST KIND OF BROKEN LEGACY Synopsis:

SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING IN


Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can't. And the damage is done. She's hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there's a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more--until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he's right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she'd long buried . . .

Levi can't believe he's living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple "sorry" won't suffice--not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie's better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she's so close, Pixie's heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear--he can't live without her.


"By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my favorites!"

--- CORA CARMACKNew York Times bestselling author of Losing It.

"You'll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!"
--- JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT (J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait For You

"Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak--not to mention a huge dose of
humor--Chelsea Fine's New Adult novel is not to be missed! Beyond an
incredibly HOT read, Pixie and Levi's longing for each other will have
you rooting for them till the very end."
--- JAY CROWNOVERNew York Times bestselling author of Rule

"This book destroyed me. Tore me into little tiny pieces. But somehow with
lots of laughs and some very steamy times, Chelsea put me back together
again! Chelsea Fine's style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted
to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters. And now
all I want is MORE."
--- CHELSEA M. CAMERONNew York Times bestselling author of My Favorite Mistake

"Sandwiched between laugh out loud moments and some serious heat, Best Kind of Broken is an unforgettable story of loss and forgiveness that will leave your heart aching."
--- LISA DESROCHERSUSA Today bestselling author of A Little Too Far

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ABOUT CHELSEA FINE:
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.




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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feature and Follow

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Question of the week
What was the last book that made you cry?

 Omg, that is easy. It was one I recently finished. The Fault in our Stars by John Green!! I waited on purpose to read this one because I knew it was going to be sad. Oh dear lord I did some seriously ugly crying. I am so glad I was alone when I finished it. It is going to make the movie hard to watch. The review was so hard for me to write. HERE is the link if you want to read it.



Hooked by K.C. Falls (18+ Review)

Goodreads Summary:
Morgan Wolf is a complicated man living an uncomplicated life on a mega yacht he doesn’t own. He lets women believe what they think they see. It’s easier that way. No woman would want the truth he’s never shared. 

Lara Lamb is sailing away from what she thought she wanted. Because she wanted the wrong things and always for the wrong reason. 

Lara sees Morgan for what he is: a rich, shallow Peter Pan who happens to have a cute monkey. Trouble is she’s only right about the monkey. 


She’s everything Morgan never wanted. She makes the easy way look like the coward’s way. Ready to take the chance, Morgan struggles with how to let Lara closer than anyone’s ever been. Will his unspeakable wounds be too deep for her to bear?

My Review:
I am so glad I was approached to review this book. I was so absorbed into the story. Lara was a character I think we can all relate to. She is a chef who left her job at a restaurant because her boss was an ass. She took a job on a yacht, which is completely not what she expected to do. But, she needed something different to lift her spirits. It started of ok, Morgan her boss, was a bit cold. She however felt something toward him. Lara falls into her routine of cooking for a ship and a boss who is insanely picky, in a healthy way. She gets along great with the captain, Richard. Things between Lara and Morgan heat up. They have a couple hot encounters. Some that involved Morgan and a couple ladies. Lara knows Morgan is a rich player who gets what he wants but, she isn’t going to just hand anything over. Can she figure out her new boss? Will she fall for him? 

My favorite character was Mrs. D. I totally want a pet monkey! She was awesome!! The way she was with Morgan was sweet. We get both POV’s in the book, Lara and Morgan. So we get to know both of them. Morgan hasn’t had a particularly easy life. He has his demons to deal with. He doesn’t open up about them to anyone.  Lara however, is getting close to breaking his cold exterior. 

These two are pretty hot as a couple, so much sexual tension. I don’t’ know how they survived each other honestly. Hot and cold explains it pretty well. Things get kind of awkward after one of their encounters and then some pretty serious things happen. Lives are changed and secrets slip. 


Will these two have a future beyond secret rendezvous? You’ll have to read it! I am so excited to get my hands on the sequel. I read this one in about 2 days. After the dangerous and life threatening events of the first one, I need to know what’s going to happen for these two! Needless to say book 2 has been purchased!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mitigation by Sawyer Bennett (18+ Review)

Goodreads Summary:
I’ve seen a new side to Matt Connover. He’s proven to me that there is something inside him other than icy control and masculine force.

I’ve seen care… tenderness… even protectiveness.

I’ve seen vulnerability.

But Matt Connover’s issues run deep. I know Cal hurt him deeply, and he keeps himself protected because of that. I also sense there is something more to his pain that even I cannot comprehend.

Matt is struggling between what he knows and what he wants.
I’m struggling with boundaries and how to protect my own fragile heart.


This time I’m drawing a line in the sand and Matt can either step over to join me, or these Legal Affairs are finished forever.

My Review:
A lot happens in Mitigation. After Mac’s mothers funeral she is anxious to get back to the sweet loving Matt for comfort and distraction. Unfortunately for Mac, Matt has flipped back into “this is just sex”, Matt. I felt like Mac had finally made headway with Matt. When he was with her at the hospital he was so perfect. He helped her get through an incredibly hard even in her life. I thought he was ready for a relationship. That he wouldn’t do that for someone he doesn’t have feelings for right? Ugh! I was wrong. I felt Mac get more confident in herself. She had the strength to call it quits and get her stuff together. Will Matt pull his head out of his butt? Will he realize how much Mac means to him and come running back?

I have concluded that Matt must be bipolar. He is hot and smexy at one point then cold and mean the next. I just wanted him to wake the heck up! Mac is awesome and DESERVES more! Cal is not my favorite but, at one point I wanted Mac to use him to make Matt jealous. Things are about change for both Matt and Mac. They are going to realize things about themselves that they didn’t know. 

I love this series! I can’t wait for the next volume. If you haven’t started it yet now is the time people!

Wishlist Wednesday #86

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 Forever Song
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series Number: 3
Release Date: April 15, 2014

Goodreads Summary:
VENGEANCE WILL BE HERS 

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? 

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer. 

MONSTER 

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. 

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

My Thoughts:
I really like this cover. I am so looking forward to this one. I have really enjoyed this series and the cliffhanger ending left me dying for more!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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!

e-ARC's

Goodreads Summary:
How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.


Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake.

Goodreads Summary:
Before, Brynn had a group of best friends, a loving boyfriend, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And after…she had none.

When Brynn lost the boyfriend who never loved her, the friends who feel she betrayed their trust, and the new life just beginning to grow inside her, she believes her future is as empty as her body. But then Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of.


But can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?


Goodreads Summary:
What would you do if your whole world fell apart?
Jenny Harrison made some poor choices in the past, but marrying Gabe was the best thing she’d ever done. They had the perfect marriage, until a tragic accident leaves Gabe brain dead and her world in ruins.
Devastated by grief, she decides to preserve the best of their love by conceiving his child, but Gabe’s family is adamantly opposed, even willing to chance exposing long-held family secrets to stop her. Caught in a web of twisted motives and contentious legal issues, Jenny turns to best friend and attorney, Steve Grant. Steve wants to help Jenny, but he has reservations and secrets of his own.

When something so private and simple turns public and complicated, will Jenny relent? What is Steve willing to sacrifice to help Jenny?


Goodreads Summary:
I’ve seen a new side to Matt Connover. He’s proven to me that there is something inside him other than icy control and masculine force.

I’ve seen care… tenderness… even protectiveness.

I’ve seen vulnerability.

But Matt Connover’s issues run deep. I know Cal hurt him deeply, and he keeps himself protected because of that. I also sense there is something more to his pain that even I cannot comprehend.

Matt is struggling between what he knows and what he wants.
I’m struggling with boundaries and how to protect my own fragile heart.


This time I’m drawing a line in the sand and Matt can either step over to join me, or these Legal Affairs are finished forever.

Purchased/For Review

Goodreads Summary:
Morgan Wolf is a complicated man living an uncomplicated life on a mega yacht he doesn’t own. He lets women believe what they think they see. It’s easier that way. No woman would want the truth he’s never shared.

Lara Lamb is sailing away from what she thought she wanted. Because she wanted the wrong things and always for the wrong reason.

Lara sees Morgan for what he is: a rich, shallow Peter Pan who happens to have a cute monkey. Trouble is she’s only right about the monkey.


She’s everything Morgan never wanted. She makes the easy way look like the coward’s way. Ready to take the chance, Morgan struggles with how to let Lara closer than anyone’s ever been. Will his unspeakable wounds be too deep for her to bear?

Goodreads Summary:
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.


In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Feature and Follow


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
Find a “new to you blogger” and feature their button on your post this week. Tell us why this blogger stands out to you.

Jen over at YA Romantics is a blog I have recently started following more closely. Every time I  get an email about a new post I check it out. I just love her posts and especially her Hot of the Press posts I check out weekly. I guess I just like how her blog is set up and her posts are useful and fun at the same time. She has a ton of followers, not sure why it took me so long really. If she happens across this post then, Jen I love your blog and keep up the good work :) 

Click the button to be taken to her blog

YA Romantics

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #85

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: Evertrue
Author: Brodi Ashton
Series Number: 3
Release Date: January 21, 2014

Goodreads Summary:
Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.

Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him — and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?


In this stunning conclusion to the Everneath trilogy, Brodi Ashton evokes the resiliency of the human spirit and the indomitable power of true love.

My Thoughts:
I have read the first book in this series and have the second one on my bookshelf right now. I love the covers of these so I plan on buying the last one too. Have any of you read this one?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads Summary:
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.


In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.


My Review:
I waited a long time for this book to come out. Let me just say that I was not disappointed at all! The ending Juliette's story was so amazing. She has grown into a strong unafraid person. I never dreamed she would be like she is now. Willing to take over the world. Juliette was shot at the end of the last episode and wakes up in Warner's room yet again. She is afraid that things are going to repeat themselves but, that is not the case. Warner has changed a little bit and he obviously loves her. Juliette is more confused then ever. She still has feelings for Adam and Warner. She also wants revenge on Anderson. She wants him to pay for what he did to Omega Point and release everyone from the Reestablishment's reign. Will Juliette get her revenge? Which man will she end up with? Will she ever be safe?

We get to see a lot of Kenji in this one! I was so happy because I love him as a character. He is a friend for Juliette, like a best friend. They are so funny together. Kenji is a jokester but, he is also very supportive of Juliette. He was a great friend when she was having a hard time.  

I have never come across a love triangle where I really liked both guys. Adam and Warner are both good for Juliette. I don't want spoilers here so I won't say who she ends up with or who I picked overall. I will say this, she is no longer shy and romantic situations arise. Like heavy romantic stuff! I was so happy with how things ended up with her and the one she chooses. They are perfect for each other. Two broken pieces that fit together perfectly. 

I loved the way this story ended it was perfect. I had a really hard time putting it down. This is by far one of my favorite series. If you haven't read it, now is the time! All the books and novella's are out so check it out!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

ARC Review of Face of Death by Kelly Hashway

Goodreads Summary:
Having fallen at the hands of Hades, Jodi's enduring torture like she never imagined. Worse, she has to watch her Ophi friends suffer along with her--the punishment doled out by the very people she'd sentenced to life in Tartarus. Hell. This is one reunion Jodi hoped would never happen, but now she must find a way to free them all.

Except the underworld is nearly impossible to escape.

Jodi's one chance may rest in raising the human soul she killed when she drank Medusa's blood.


But splitting her human soul from her Ophi soul means living a double life: One as an Ophi experiencing unspeakable torture and the other as the human she could have been if she never came into her powers. With her two worlds colliding, Jodi will have to make the toughest decision she's faced yet.

My Review:
Jodi is about to face some serious decisions. Face of Death picks up right where the previous book left off. Being the leader of the Ophi and they are in the Underworld. Not dead but, stuck at the mercy of Hades. After being tortured for a while they are getting desperate. Jodi needs to get them out of the Underworld, she feels like she is responsible for her friends being there and being tortured. The only way to do it is to split her human soul from her Ophi soul. She will be living in the Underworld being tortured, as well as human trying to figure this out. This leads to Jodi having to choose between living a human life or an Ophi life. Can she have an normal life? Can she leave her friends in the Underworld? 

There are a lot of decisions Jodi has to make in this one. She is forced to choose between human and Ophi, Matt and Alex, life and death. Hades is ruthless. He goes after the ones Jodi loves to get her back to the Underworld. People will die and Jodi will never be the same.

Alex is still the knight in shining armor. He is always there for Jodi and helps here when her souls are split. It is difficult for Jodi when she was human and Ophi when her soul was split. She had all her old feelings back and could see her mom without worrying about killing her. She could have a normal life again. Can she choose between them?


I liked how the book ended. I thought it was a good ending to the story. Not perfect but, how could it be after everything that happens? I think that is what Jodi learns, you can’t have everything you want in life and things aren’t going to be perfect. When you are responsible for an entire race of people you have to make sacrifices.