Features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed last week.(I’ve decided to participate in Stacking the Shelves meme hosted by Tynga and Tynga’s Reviews. Next week I will be updating my meme picture.) Books I bought last week: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins Die For Me by Amy Plum While He Was Away by Karen Schrek The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond Storm by Brigid Kemmerer Books I received for review last week: Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier (Release Date 09/11/12) The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzib (Release Date 10/09/12) Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson (Release Date 06/12/ Velveteen by Daniel Marks (Release Date 10/09/12) Touched by Cyn Balog (Release Date 08/14/12) Flutter by G.J Linko (Release Date 10/23/12) Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris (Release Date 11/13/12) Intentions by Deborah Heiligman (Release Date 08/14/12) The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe (Release Date 08/21/12) Crazy On You by Rachel Gibson (Release Date 05/01/12) Until I Die by Amy Plum (Release Date 05/08/12) Drain You by M.B. Brown (Release Date 07/24/12) Arise by Tara Hudson (Release Date 06/05/12) Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (Release Date 07/24/12) Dreamless by Josephine Angelini (Release Date 05/29/12) The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (Release Date 05/22/12) Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Release Date 05/08/12) The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo Kale swag from Jus Accardo! And just when I thought this week couldn’t get […]
Crazy On You By Rachel Gibson Release Date: 05/01/12 e-book novella 80 pages approximately (seemed longer than this) Book Description from Amazon: Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy’s Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books. Lily Darlington’s been called crazy in her day—and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband’s living room probably wasn’t the smartest move ever made—but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she’s turned it all around. She knows she’s a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package. A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn’t need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it’s time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love. ***Copy provided by Avon Impulse for review*** Rachel Gibson is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite authors and the main reason why my blog isn’t YA only. When I first started to get into reading again 5 years ago, the first book I […]
Favorite quotes is a weekly meme hosted by Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed. Share one of your favorite quotes or scenes from each book you have read this week. Feel free to join the blog hop! Unraveling By Elizabeth Norris Favorite quote: -We sit next to each other, shoulder to shoulder, the sun setting in front of us, eating my favorite food in the world, and I just know-this is why I have a second chance. This is why I back from the dead-so I could really feel alive. Tempting the Best Man By J. Lynn Favorite quote: -Those lips had curved into a knowing half smile that did funny things to her insides. And like a fire to gasoline, her body sparked alive and flames licked every inch of her. She loathed her immediate response to him, wished any other eligible guy in the tri-state area could evoke the same inferno, and yet was thrilled by it. Absolutely undone. Crazy On You By Rachel Gibson Favorite quote: His hands slid to her back, his fingers brushing her bare skin above her tank top. This had to stop, but she didn’t want it to. Not now. Now she wanted more. This was crazy. She was crazy. As crazy as everyone said. Crazy Lily lusting after her neighbor and she didn’t seem to care. He’d ignited something in her she hadn’t felt […]
Tempting the Best Man By J. Lynn Release Date: 04/23/12 e-book only 104 pages (approximately) Book Description from Amazon: Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother’s best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can’t stop bickering. Forced together for her brother’s wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they’re forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of “accidents” as the family tries to prove their “spark” can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don’t strangle each other first… ***Copy received by Entangled Publishing for review*** While I am YA book lover at heart, I do have a soft spot for certain adult romance books. That’s where the “Mostly” in my blog name comes from… I’m sure most of you have read or heard of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books before and there is no denying that she can write some very HOT scenes. When reading her books, I always thought to myself, “Wow, if Jennifer can make a YA book so hot, […]
Elixir: Covenant #3.5 By Jennifer L. Armentrout Aiden’s Novella: Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. Even if it means making war against the gods. Unchained By J. Lynn Release Date: 10/16/12 Paperback/e-book 400 pages Official Book Description: Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just…wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm. The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can’t shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy. Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone. Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything–and she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her…and not destroy her. Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! Q: What is one thing you wish you could tell your favorite author? I would simply like to say thank you to all my favorite author for creating my favorite characters and such awesome stories that allow […]
What a Boy Wants By Nyrae Dawn Release Date: 04/06/12 Paperback/e-book 140 pages Book Description from Amazon: Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together. And then he falls in love… With the last girl he would expect… Totally not in his game plan. Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig. But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it. ***Caution: The following review may contain some serious fan girl swooning*** OMG! You guys, I freaking LOVED this book! Every time I read a book that has a female/male alternating POV’s I […]
Thursday Swoon hosted by the authors over at YA Bound. From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering? Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know 🙂 Just Finished Reading: Tempting the Best Man By J. Lynn -Those lips had curved into a knowing half smile that did funny things to her insides. And like a fire to gasoline, her body sparked alive and flames licked every inch of her. She loathed her immediate response to him, wished any other eligible guy in the tri-state area could evoke the same inferno, and yet was thrilled by it. Absolutely undone.
Trailer Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Totally Bookalicious where I showcase Trailers for Books that I think you’ll like. Trailers will be for books that are usually new or upcoming releases. However, from time to time their may be an older trailer for a book I love. Arise (Hereafter) By Tara Hudson Release Date: 06/05/12 Hardcover/e-book 416 pages Book Description from Amazon: New Orleans Saint Louis Number One CemeteryA night there can change a life . . . or a death. Increasingly worried that dark spirits will carry out their threats and hurt the people she cares for most, Amelia is ready to try anything to protect them. And for his own very different reasons, Joshua has come to this cemetery at midnight to join her in a powerful ritual. Both know that once Amelia steps inside the Voodoo circle and the beautiful girl from the Conjure CafÉ begins the ceremony, everything will change. Tara Hudson’s enthralling sequel to Hereafter escalates the danger and excitement, bringing a new dimension to her already mesmerizing story of a haunted love.
Untouched: A Denazen Novella By Jus Accardo Release Date: 03/27/12 e-book only 78 pages Book Description from Amazon: Until he met Dez, Kale’s days were filled with violence and death. He was used as a weapon of destruction by the power hungry men of Denazen. He’s a Six. A person with an abnormal ability. Some people call them gifts, but not Kale. Kale’s touch means instant death to anyone.But now there’s Dez, the girl he can touch, and they’re hunting down Sixes and warning them about Denazen. Kale is learning about the world outside captivity and trying to put his dark past behind him. But they underestimated how badly Denazen wanted him back. When Dez sacrifices herself to save the new Six they’d rescued from falling into the corp’s hands, Kale is lost. Denazen has brought out its best to get the job done. Samsen, a nightmare from Kale’s past—the only person he’s ever truly feared—has come for them, and it soon becomes obvious he has his own twisted agenda. Kale will need all his training to get Dez back and ensure they all make it out, free–and alive. But will it be enough? ***Copy provided by Entangled Publishing for review*** This novella tells the story of Kale and Dez who are now on the road looking for other sixes like them and warning them about the dangers of the […]
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Here are my picks for this week: Poison Princess: The Arcana Chronicles By Kresley Cole Release Date: 10/02/12 Hardcover/e-book 384 pages Book Description from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help. As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side Throne of Glass By Sarah J. Mass Release Date: 08/07/12 Hardcover/e-book 416 pages Book Description from Amazon: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion […]
Glimmer By Phoebe Kitanidis Release Date: 03/17/12 Hardcover/e-book 352 pages Book Description from Amazon: When Marshall King and Elyse Alton suddenly wake up tangled in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or even who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future. Terrified by their amnesia, Marshall and Elyse make a pact to work together to find the answers that could restore their missing memories. As they piece together clues about their lives, they discover that they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls. Everyone seems happy there, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden violence in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of being a high schooler. Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marshall and Elyse fall into an intense relationship founded on their mutual quest for truth. But the secrets they’re trying to uncover could be the death of this budding love affair—and of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls. *** It’s no secret that I am a book cover freak. I wish I could say that attracts my attention is the synopsis, but […]
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: Unraveling By Elizabeth Norris Teaser #1: -He shakes his head, and his voice comes out barely above a whisper. “I’m not a superhero.” But you saved me. Teaser #2: -It makes me wonder if there’s a reason I’m still alive, if there’s a reason the world has given me a second chance at life.
April flew by so fast! It seems like a couple of days ago I was just writing my March Wrap-Up post. I’m very excited for May because there is so many great books coming out, I have some pretty awesome author interviews set up (including one of my favorite authors, Rachel Gibson!), a couple of blog tour stops and some giveaway. Oh, and it’s also my birthday this month so I’m super excited because that means more books for me! Another reason to love May is that starting this month, I will be one of the new contributors over at YA Bound blog!!! I LOVE interviewing authors so I will be having my own monthly author interview feature, VERY excited! A BIG thank you to the awesome ladies over at YA Bound! Here is a wrap-up of some posts you may have missed last month (not including my daily memes). Click to follow the links: April Reviews: -Cover Reveal: Astarte’s Wrath by Trisha Wolfe -Review and Author Interview: Forgiven by Jana Oliver -Cover Reveal: Ceaseless by Abbi Glines -Review: Grave Mercy-His Fair Assassin Book One by Robin LaFevers -Cover Reveal: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter –Hoppy Easter Blog Hop Giveaway! -Review: Life Is But a Dream by Brian James -Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman -Review: Existence by Abbi Glines -Author Interview: Robin Wasserman […]
I’m thrilled to be the next stop in the ReVamped Blog Tour by Ada Adams! And because you guys are awesome, I have a book review, author interview, exclusive excerpt and GIVEAWAY! ReVamped: Angel Creek Book One By Ada Adams Release Date: 03/17/12 Paperback/e-book 298 pages Book Description from Amazon: A simple mission turned deadly. Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue. When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin […]
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Books I read last week: Finished reading The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa ReVamped by Ada Adams Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn (I am in LOVE with this book!) This week I plan on reading: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris The Temptation by by Alisa Valdes The Selection by Kiera Cass Streamline by Jennifer Lane *** Here are some awesome posts you may have missed last week (not including my daily memes). Click on the title to follow the links! Author Interview: Courtney Summers Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Some pretty awesome Cover Reveals You May Have Missed Giveaway: Fairy Tale Blog Hop Giveaway! Daemon Invasion: Click here to join my Elite Street Team!!! Author Interview: Monica Leonelle New Meme: Favorite Quotes of the Week What did you read last week?
Features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the past week. Due to recent events, I’ve decided not to participate in The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox meme. While I love sharing the books I got during the week and seeing what everyone else got, I do not agree with what she did and will not be participating in her meme. Instead I will be doing Mailbox Sunday. (I don’t know if this is already taking and I am in no way claiming I came up with this) I’ll probably do this until I find another meme I want to participate in. Leave me a link to your mailbox post so I can check out what goodies you got during the week. Thanks! Books I bought last week: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Giffin The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Revamped edition)The Selection by Kiera Cass The Temptation by By Alisa Valdes Bought for my Kindle: Pyxis by K.C. Neal (free!) Awakening: The Watchers Trilogy by Karice Bolton (free!) Books I received for review: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Release Date 08/07/12) Timepiece by Myra McEntire (Release Date 06/12/12) One Moment by Kristina McBride (Release Date 06/26/12) Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn (Big thank-you to Danielle over at Entangled!)But that’s not all…Kimberly Derting was awesome enough to send me […]
Favorite Quotes is a weekly meme hosted by Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed. Share one of your favorite quotes or scenes from each book you have read this week. Feel free to grab the meme picture above and join in! The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden By Julie Kagawa Release Date: 04/24/12 Hardcover/e-book 485 pages Favorite quote: -I was a vampire. Nothing would change that. But I didn’t have to be a monster. (So simple, but so important to the story) ReVamped: Angel Creek Book One By Ada Adams Release Date: 03/17/12 Paperback/e-book 298 pages Favorite Scene: -“I’ve had many of my ‘firsts’ here.” I said proudly. Sebastian glanced over at me. “Like, your first kiss?” he teased playfully, a small smile spreading over his lips. “No!” I cried, mortified. I wasn’t about to share that, despite being nineteen years old, I had not yet reached that particular milestone. “No, like my first swordfight,” I clarified. “I should’ve figured,” he said, his smile growing wider. Suddenly, he seized my hands. “How about another first?” he asked, pulling me into him. Glimmer By Phoebe Kitanidis Release Date: 04/17/12 Hardcover/e-book 352 pages Favorite scene: “Well, what am I supposed to think? I wake up” –naked- “in a strange guys room…” “I told you, this isn’t my room. Anyway, what kind of drug could wipe out your whole memory?” I fold […]