Monday, October 20, 2014

Follow Me Through Darkness by Danielle Ellison — Blog Tour!


Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Series: The Boundless Trilogy #1
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Synopsis: The truth won't always set you free.
Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her.
Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.
Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.
Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.
All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

Character Interview: Xenith

1. You are most happy when you are:

Left alone

2. What is your favorite time of day (morning/afternoon/night)?

Night, people are asleep, pretenses are down, and the whole world is alive.

3. If you could be famous for only one thing, what would it be?

My sheer brilliance, my charm, or my dashing good looks. I’ll let you pick.

4. You've just woken up alone, in the dark, and you're not sure where you are. Explain yourself.

This whole question is pointless. If I’m waking up in the dark then I was probably asleep, hence the waking up—and the dark means nighttime, which is when you sleep. And I am often sleeping alone, since the one person I want will never wake up beside me…

Anyway, I rarely know where I am since I’m all over the place, so this would be nothing new. The only time I know where I am is when I’m in my quarters because the smell of cinnamon will never leave my home because of my mother’s baking, but that is rare. I often have to determine my location based on what’s going on, the noises around me and the people who are familiar. So I would quickly figure out where I was.

Even if I didn’t know those things I’d be okay, since I spend most of my time in the darkness, alone, with no knowledge of where I am.

It’d be better to ask a different question next time. Make it provide something of value, a piece of information that you can use later. All of this was pointless.

5. Choose one color of the rainbow as your favorite and tell us why you chose it.

I don't have to tell you anything, but out of kindness and in respect to the curiosity that I’m sure will consume you, I will throw you a bone.
Green.
Green is vibrant, powerful, and it keeps me focused.


About the Author:


Danielle Ellison spent of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It's probably the reason she can't divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It's also probably the reason she's had so many different zip codes and jobs.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is usually drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. Danielle is also the author of SALT and STORM, a series about a snarky witch without magic. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter.

Connect with Danielle:
Twitter | Facebook | Website


Thanks for stopping by!





Friday, June 13, 2014

The Perilous Journey of the not so Innocuous Girl by Leigh Statham — Cover Reveal!

The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl

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Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Leigh Statham
Synopsis: Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of: Money, designer dresses, suitors and a secure future. Except, she suspects her heart may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithie in the family's steam forge. When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love. Only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure and restitution await her, if she can survive the voyage.


Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author
L. Statham
Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.

Connect with the Author: Website |Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads



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My Thoughts: I love everything about this cover! From the expression on the girls face to the beautiful steam-punk outfit to the bird skeleton sitting beside the cage and how her hands are tied with chains. It's sexy, it's intriguing, the whole gray-scale and smoke thing gives it a mysterious edge. What do you guys think of the cover? 



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Her Ride by Rachael Orman — Promo Post


Release Date: May 28, 2014
Publisher: Rachael Orman
Series: N/A
Characters: Ryan, Ellis Crane, Jeremiah
Age Group: Adults (+18)
Pages: 383
Buy the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: Being happy. It sounds so simple. Yet, it seems that it’s always just out of reach for Shannon Ryan.

After serving overseas for six years as a female United States Marine, Ryan is finally getting out the military. But coming home to live with her biker brother and his motorcycle club is more difficult than she thought it would be. Much has changed in the years that she has been gone, including Ellis, her brother’s best friend and childhood crush.

Ellis 'Dirty' Crane is the second in command for Tormented Souls Motorcycle Club. The only thing he lives for is the club, that is until Ryan comes home, no longer the wild little girl that followed him around. The two things standing in his way of getting what he wants are Patrick, Ryan's brother and leader of the club, and Jeremiah, Ryan’s boyfriend.

Can Ellis break through Ryan’s walls? Burn them and Jeremiah down? Prove to her brother that he’s the right man for her? Or is Ryan hiding more than she’s letting on?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Rachael is a stay at home mom with 2 young daughters and a husband that keep her constantly on her toes. She lives in the extremely hot state of Arizona, where she reads and writes away the blistering heat outside. She is a cancer survivor with a quirky personality. She’s been an avid reader for as long as she can remember and been writing since she was in high school. Her hopes of being a writer were crushed when she was young but one day she decided she was going to do what makes her happy and that was to write.


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid



Release Date: September 19, 2013
Publisher: Caped Publishing
Series: Knitting in the City #2
Characters: Elizabeth Finney, Niccolò Manganiello (aka Nico Moretti)
Age Group: Adult Romance
Pages: 423
Format: Kindle
Source: Author (Thank you a million times!)
Buy the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit. Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.

*Friends Without Benefits can be read as a standalone.

My Review: How do I start this review? Hm. Maybe I can start by bowing to Penny Reid. Yup, that's the place to start. You genius piece of fabulous writer!
*crams crazy fangirl back inside, fixes hair and smiles politely*
I read Penny's first book in the Knitting in the City series, Neanderthal Seeks Human. I adored that book very, very much. I'm not going to expand much, but one of the main reasons I liked it so much was because Janie was so atypically smart and so uncomfortable in the social scene. I learned many cool facts from her and I laughed at all her antics. A lot of times I didn't particularly comprehend her, but really it just made her all the more real.
In this case, Elizabeth, who is Janie's best friend, is not shy or awkward. She's a bit rough around the edges and a bit of a tomboy.

Enters Nico.

Niccolò Manganiello you hot, sexy piece of fine Italian specimen. Okay, so from his first appearance I was pretty much a goner. He oozes charm like he learned before he even learned to walk. He's smooth, hot, funny and is very concerned over his niece which is simply heart-warming.
Elizabeth is still very much stuck in this whole awkward phase around Nico, I just feel for the poor woman. It's like she doesn't even know how to act. She's nervous because of all the things that happened in their past, but she just can't shake away the awareness for him or the attraction.
Nico is very persistent towards Elizabeth, he really likes her and he wants to be with her, but Elizabeth is just... well she's seriously muddled over everything. Elizabeth is a strong woman, but she's also very hard-headed and as much as Nico tries to tell her that she can move on from everything it's like she's stuck She isn't giving herself another chance at love. The dynamic between Nico and Elizabeth was simply explosive. They were great together, Nico was always teasing her and trying to get a rise out of her and it was fun to see Elizabeth's reactions.

Anywho... Now if I told you everything then what would be the point of you reading it, right? So, just trust me here and go read!



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Flash Giveaway!

Hello!

I have a super quick giveaway going on on the blog's Facebook page!
To celebrate the release of Jennifer L. Armentrout's WHITE HOT KISS I'll be gifting a Kindle copy! Cool, huh? So just click HERE to be redirected to the Facebook post so you can enter! Share with your friends and stuff cause this giveaway will only run until tomorrow at 12pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time).

Winner will be chosen at random. 

Good luck! :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Battle of the Book Boyfriends: Team Ryan



Hey guys!

So as we all know today is Valentine's Day! The very cool Kelly Oram is hosting a BATTLE of the BOOK BOYFRIENDS. This fun blog event is running from February 10th to the 16th.
All of Kelly's books have strong romance plots and some really swoon worthy boys, so she will be having all of the leading boys battle it out for the title of King of the Book Boyfriends. Readers vote for their favorite, and then whichever boy wins, will get special scene or short story from that character’s POV.
ISN'T THAT FANTASTIC?

So of course, I'm here to fight for my perfect Valentine's Day fictional boyfriend, Ryan Miller. He can be seen in Being Jamie Baker, More Than Jamie Baker and coming very soon (I hope) Remember Jamie Baker.


ABOUT THE BOOK:




Release Date: June 14, 2010
Publisher: Bluefields
Series: Jamie Baker #1
Characters: Jamie Baker, Ryan Miller
Pages: 353

Synopsis: An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High's resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?


ABOUT THE BOYFRIEND:




Ryan Miller Facts:

• He plays football. Quarterback, of course.
• He is cheerful and positive. 
• He's kind to everyone, really breaking that asshole, football star stereotype.
• His looks:
I studied him for a minute. He definitely wasn’t bad-looking. Honey-blond hair, blue eyes and a tall, lean build. Okay, fine, he was hot. If you like the All-American-boy-next-door type.
— Jamie Baker, Being Jamie Baker 


Why Should Ryan Win King of Fictional Book Boyfriends? Let Me Count the Ways

First of all, for those of you who don't know or have forgotten, Ryan simply oozes charm. He's charming to a T.   A perfect swoon-worthy T. He's also infuriatingly cocky.

Exhibit A:
“Ryan.” I sighed. “You only say that because I’m the first girl who’s ever said no.”
“I know you think that.” Ryan shook his head forcefully. “But it’s just not true.”
“You mean you’ve actually been rejected before?” I didn’t hold back any of my doubt.
“Well, no,” Ryan admitted, that cocky grin creeping into the corners of his mouth. “But you know that’s not what I meant.”

 Exhibit B:
“You can’t ever touch me unless I say. No more tackling me, and especially no more surprise kissing.” He actually laughed at my request. “No promises.”
Stupid, cocky boyfriend.

But then he can make up for it by being cheesy...
“You’re crazy. You know that, right?”
Ryan got this big cheesy smile on his face and said, “Crazy about you.”

He's persistent when he truly wants something.
“You had to have felt it too. Maybe that’s what they mean by chemistry.”
“We don’t have chemistry, Ryan.”
“Well, I say we do.”
“Well, I say you’re wrong.”
I tried to walk away again but he stopped me. “Then prove it. Kiss me again and tell me you feel nothing.”

He doesn't care if you have issues, he's there no matter what. 
“You’re cute when you’re unstable,” Ryan said, “and I like your issues.”

These are some of my reasons, but just trust me when I tell you there is no better boyfriend that Ryan. If you're still not convinced, here's another little snippet of my Valentine hottie, because he can be quite cheeky as well:
“Are you going to put on your old cheer uniform?”
Ryan was a little too excited by the thought of me in a costume, so I squashed that idea, and fast.
“In your dreams.”
“Not exactly.” Ryan grinned wickedly. “In my dreams you’re usually dressed like Wonder Woman.”

Of course I needed someone to be my perfect Ryan Miller and here he is:



I know Matt Barr is a bit old to be Ryan, but he's just it in my mind! Plus, he's hot and that second shot with the football? There's no denying he's my Ryan.


In celebration of the paperback release of Amazon Best-seller The Avery Shaw Experiment, YA author Kelly Oram is having a special Valentines Day sale and Giveaway. 


From science geeks and serial killers to warlocks and rockstars, no matter your flavor, Kelly Oram has a fictional boyfriend for you! Make the most of this holiday of love and cuddle up with a boy who's sure to make you swoon, will never talk back, and will never ever break your heart!

Visit KELLYORAM.COM to see which boy is right for you and enter the giveaway.


Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children. Connect with Kelly on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and her Blog.






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All Lined Up by Cora Carmack—Cover Reveal!

We're extremely excited to bring you the cover for ALL LINED UP, the first book in Cora Carmack's highly anticipated Rusk University Series!
ALL LINED UP is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel published by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins). It is due to be released on May 13, 2014!!





  

Synopsis:
In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

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HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack: Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. 








Monday, January 27, 2014

Cramped Schedules and Upcoming Crying

So far I have taken four days of class. That's enough to know all I need to read this semester, since I have taken every class at least once. Here I shall make a list:

Frankenstein
A Moveable Feast
The Sun Also Rises
Giovanni's Room
Eight Men
Banjo
Emile Zolá, Nana
Crime and Punishment
A Season in Hell
Le Fleurs du Mal
The Purloined Letter
Paul Celán, a selection of various poems
The Wasteland
S. Beckett, Molloy
The Trial
The Stranger
A Tempest
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, or Norwegian Wood

Plus, essays, poems and articles in between that are assigned. I think I may be gone more from my blog than I originally planned. Just to be active I will at least do some promo posts, guest posts and cover reveals here and there.
Thank you for being a part of my blog and reading my rambles and gushes and stuff, it is much appreciated! xx.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Where I Salute and Tell What's Up

Hi guys! I have been pretty scarce these past months, I know, but I've been rather busy. I'm not gonna give up the blog or shut it down, but I will be posting much less frequently than I used to.

This year I have decided that I am going to try and be healthier, more responsible school-wise and more active. All of this basically goes against blogging! I'll be spending much less time reading and blogging and more time studying and actually doing exercise and stuff (I've already started exercising and my bff is helping me out. He doesn't go easy on me and simply walking makes my thighs hurt!) I've already also started making myself have a daily study session.

It is quite a struggle, but I am determined to make it a damn habit! I even have this nifty agenda/planner where I write everything down and set times for things I have to do. It's like an actual planner, not a digital one, so I feel all scholarly and stuff pulling it out everyday and planning my study materials for the day and jotting down assignments. Anyway, so yeah I just wanted to tell you guys and stuff because you're all awesome and read my blog. Also wish me luck and a strong will!  :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin



Release Date: August 29, 2013
Publisher: Nikki Godwin
Series: Saturn #1
Characters: Chloe Branson, Milo
Age Group: Teens
Pages: 340
Format: Kindle
Source: Author (Thanks!)
Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Synopsis: The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

My Review: I loved, loved, loved, loved this book! Didn't catch that? I LOVED it. It makes all my fangirl insides jump around and do a freaking conga line! Ah, the sweet, sweet fangirl language; how beautiful it is and how awesome Nikki made it. This book is so very cool and fun and sweet. It's like the ultimate fangirl dream. (My case would be One Direction and I'm sorry Noah, but you'd be Harry; anyway I doubt Chloe would appreciate it if I tried something.) I loved how real Spaceships Around Saturn was, like I felt as though they were a real band; I felt the need to suddenly put on their music halfway through the book and then I remembered they don't exist... Thanks for that Nik :(
LOL anyway! The book was great. Of course there is a lot of drama, I mean hello a famous Canadian boy band and 3 girls in one house? Recipe for disaster. Emery, who is 5, is mega obsessed with Benji, who is the lead singer, and then there's Tate who's goofy and all and just laughs at everything. We have Noah who is actually kinda goofy as well, although not as much as Tate and he's a great friend to Milo. Then of course we must have a badboy, which is Jules. Aralie, the middle sister who is 17, is a total firecracker and Jules being an ass, he just gets under her skin. All their fights? Priceless. I loved those so much, she's so explosive and so is he.
Milo was incredible. He was sweet and mature and so perfect for Chloe. Chloe is the eldest and she's 18. She starts to get thess Saturnite feelings like 5 seconds after SAS arrive and she gets a whiff of Milo (sounds creepy, I know lol).
Oh God I just spoke of them like reciting One Direction fun facts... moving on.
Lots of drama, jokes, sneaking (wink, wink!), arguing and bonding. It's a lovely story and I'd definitely recommend it. But if you hate boy bands, this may not be the book for you, so sorry you're missing out on the greater things in life.

I AM A SATURNITE. God Nikki what have you done to me? I'm pretty sure I look as creepy as Emery with her crazy taxidermy hyena laugh and my roommate will probably be afraid of me from now on... So thanks for making me look like a weirdo!


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