Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WOW: 10/31/12



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on Poison by Bridget Zinn


A teen girl finds herself a would-be assassin, hunting down her former best friend, the princess of the realm, via the aid of an enchanted piglet.
Poison is released on March 12, 2013. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: 10/30/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"I slept with Hamlet for the first time the night of my mothers funeral. The days between her death and the funeral were intense and showed me the best of what Hamlet was- giving, funny, and astute."
Pg 186, Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday 56: 10/26/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"'Loosen up! Have a cocktail- don't worry, sweetie, it's only cider. I think you're the only other person who is destined to have this dress,' Glenda encouraged."
Pg 56, The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WOW: 10/24/12



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger.

Vane Weston should have died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.
Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.
Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.
Let the Sky Fall is released on March 5, 2012. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cover Reveal! + Giveaway!

Okay! Today I have some exciting news! I have the cover of Shadow of the Mark! The sequel to Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon! 
Before the cover reveal, y'all might want to know a little about Leigh!
Bio:
I started out life in South Africa. A year later my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I was rightly ticked off. 
Giving up lions for sheep, I grew up in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with uniforms, gabardines, and nuns. When not dodging the beady glare of the Sisters of Mercy, I was devouring every book I could get my hands on. 
I traveled all over Europe while working in banking and treasury, but I gave up my calculator in favor of a keyboard and haven’t stopped writing since. My first book, Carrier of the Mark, was published by HarperTeen in 2011. 
Our home is in Cork in the south of Ireland, but we’re currently on loan to Massachusetts in the US where I continue to write books about magic, ghosts, and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor.

Now onto the main event! The cover of the beautiful Shadow of the Mark!!! Eep!




Shadow of the Mark:
Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated. While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength. New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past…far in the past, has already laid claim to. Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

About the cover:
I know, there's no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow's cover to be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have done another amazing job. I hope you like it too. 


Pre-order on Amazon
Giveaway 
a Rafflecopter giveaway



  

Teaser Tuesday: 10/23/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"'She's awake! Wow, Miss Baxter, you gave us all a scare!'"
Pg 63, The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Review: Black City


Author: Elizabeth Richards
Published: November 13, 2012
Source:  Princess Bookie

Synopsis:
A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.
When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.


Review:
Wow. That was one intense book. From the very first line of the first chapter you were drawn into the story of Ash and Natalie. It was a story about love, truly finding yourself, and standing up for what is right, no matter the consequences. I loved the way this book was written and how you just felt everything that was going on.


Cover:
Whoa, I am pretty sure that anyone who has ever seen the cover has fallen in love with it. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors they used, and how it was a rose exploding. Though I hope no roses were harmed in the making of this cover! ;)


Plot/ Writing:
The writing was really descriptive and you could picture everything that was happening. There were points in the book that confused me and I spent time wondering why those scenes were in the book in the first place, but once you got past those few scenes everything was amazing. Richards creates an amazing world with her writing and I cannot wait to read more.


Characters:
Ash was interesting. He wasn’t entirely human and he wasn’t entirely darkling. He was the best of both worlds, I guess. The story starts off from his POV and I’m pretty sure everyone has read that amazing first chapter. He was a pretty easy to character to get a grip on. He had hot and cold moments. You could never really tell what he was going to do or say next and that was the beauty of Ash’s character.

Natalie is a different story. She has this life set out for her by her mother and one she has to follow because she can’t disobey mommy. Yet she does. I really enjoyed Natalie’s character because she just wants to have a normal life without her mom’s supervision and she goes after that kind of life. J


All in All:
I loved Black City! I cannot wait till everyone gets a chance to read this and fan girl with me about it! J







 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday 56: 10/19/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"There is no time for a pee."
Pg 56, ARC of Between You and Me by Marisa Calin
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WOW: 10/17/12



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on The Collector by Victoria Scott.
He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.
The Collector is released in March 2013. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Release day! Violet Midnight! + Giveaway




Happy release day to Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush! Let's celebrate with learning a little more about the book! 



       Violet Midnight, by Lynn Rush

New Adult Paranormal Romance

Let the Hunt begin…
Blending in with her college co-eds proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back with a vengeance.
Jake Cunningham witnesses Emma, a violet-eyed beauty, using unimaginable powers to fight off a fanged creature. Finally, after two years of searching, he may have found out what he’s become—a Hunter, like Emma.
Thankful for an ally in the fight against the Vamps, Emma finds hope and comfort in Jake’s arms. As she learns more about her new love’s family and its dark heritage, she may be forced not only to hunt them but to sacrifice her life to save Jake’s soul.

You interested? Here's where you can buy the book!
Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Want to learn more about Lynn Rush, the author? Click below!

Catch the Rush™ | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Now onto the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
EXTRA!
If you click on the release day banner at the top of the page, it'll send you to a Facebook page with a party on it! If you are on the page at 7-9pm EDT there will be tons of prizes and authors participating! Go, click! Now! :)
Here's the link just in case! https://www.facebook.com/LynnRushWrites


Teaser Tuesday: 10/16/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"She throws the orange unexpectedly to Kate in the second row. Kate's hand shoots out to catch it, startling her and making Mia laugh."
Pg 21, ARC of Between You and Me by Marisa Calin
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cover reveal: You'll want to see this one!



Deity (The third book in the Covenant Series)
Available in both print and digital version on Nov. 6, 2012

Official Deity Book Trailer 

If you can't see the trailer, click here:

Did you read an ARC of Deity and been dying to get your hands on Elixir, the novella told in Aiden’s POV and picks up right after the end of Deity? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The free novella is available now. DO NOT read Elixir if you have not read Deity. It will spoil Deity for you and not to mention, you will have no idea what is going on. 

Elixir will be available in print. Kindle, and Nook formats on November 27, 2012. 

Click HERE to read Elixir. 

And we’re super excited to share the cover for the 4th book in the Covenant Series, Apollyon, which is due out April 2013. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday 56: 10/12/12




This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"'What, me getting closer to muzzling you?'
'No,' he says quietly. 'Me distracting you.'
'From what?'
'Your claustrophobia.'
Pg 56, ARC of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WOW: 10/10/12


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! It showcases books that we can't wait on to come out!
This week I am waiting on Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans.
Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.
Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.
Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.
Level 2 is released on January 15, 2013.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: 10/9/12



This lovely weekly feature is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!



Rules:
  • Grab your current read!
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS
  • Share the title and author!
"'What're you doing?' She asks, blinking at him.
'You looked like you might need some help.'
Hadley just stares at him.
'And this way it's all perfectly legal,' he adds with a grin."
Pg 16, ARC of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
"'What if he doesn't come back?'
'Some things do, somethings don't,' he said, reaching over to tweak her nose. 'I'll always come back to you anyway.'
'You don't light up,' Haydley pointed out, but Dad only smiled.
'I do when I'm with you.'"
Pg 129, ARC of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Crash blog tour + Giveaway!




Hey guys! Today I have Nicole Williams here with a guest post on her amazing book Crash! :) Enjoy!


How was your writing and publishing process for Clash different from Crash, seeing that Clash was released about two months after Crash? And seeing that there was no intention for a book two when Crash was released?

I spent almost a year going back and forth on Crash but with Clash, the story poured out of me. I couldn’t type fast enough. Once I committed to writing a second book in the series, I buckled down and got it done. I woke up a couple hours before the kiddo woke up, stayed up a couple hours after bedtime, and snuck in an hour or two during naptime. I was utterly drained when it was done, but I loved the story and I hoped the readers would too. After that, my editor, cover designer, and book formatter were wonderful. They worked as fast as they could to get Clash ready for publication and, when all was said and done, Clash went live a couple of weeks before my goal even.






About Crash:



Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now. 

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of. 

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.




More About the Author:



I'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write young adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?

Find Nicole Williams Online: Blog  | Twitter | Facebook |




Giveaway:

-ONE entry per household.
- Must be 13 years or older to enter.
- Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.
- Open to ALL.
- Giveaway ends Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 12:01am EST.
- Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday 56: 10/5/12



This weekly meme is hosted by Freda's Voice!!!

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Turn to page 56
  • Find any sentence that grabs you
  • Post it
  • Add your URL to her Linky!
"'We'll only stop to change horses. If we stop before then, you'll know something is wrong.'"
Pg 56, ARC of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
 
Design by Imagination Designs