Friday, November 29, 2013

- Excerpt & Review - Mutilate My Heart by Emily Godwin -

- Excerpt & Review-
Mutilate My Heart
Emily Godwin

Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.

Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Theatrical Thursday #1 - Catching Fire

Welcome to my first
Theatrical Thursday
This will be my meme where I take a break from the bookie post you are used to and review a movie instead.
Personally I love movies, though not as much as I love to read. As far as genres go I am not partial to a certain one, much like with my book reading. I am pretty much willing to give any movie a chance unless of course it turns into smut, then I am out! Don't get me wrong intimacy is beautiful in some movies but sometimes when it's taken too far it loses it's loving message along the way. But I don't judge, to each his or better yet her own.
I have never hosted per say, a meme so if you are interested in participating let me know in the comments below. If I get enough interest I will do all that needs to be done like Linky stuff and Rules and what not, themes and all that other good stuff...
But for now it will be me, talking about movies I guess, LOL.
Okay enough with the awkward blabbering.
I went to the movies yesterday so that's the movie I have chosen to talk about today...
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1 - City of Heavenly Fire


Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's WoW selection is...
City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!
Why I'm Waiting...
Long story short, I read through The Mortal Instruments Series in record time. I was hitting up B&N and buying each book like it was an addiction! I am pretty sure that I chipped off my nail polish and kept biting my nails till I was done! Admittedly I have dragged my arse as far as reading Clockwork Angel. I have it... sitting on a side table in my living room with my bookmark in it even! I have no idea what's up with that but I have been really busy though.
I cannot wait for City of Heavenly Fire to come outI will be getting it probably in pre-order. It's just one I MUST have!
What do you think of my pick?
Leave a comment below and a link to your WoW post!
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Go get the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link HERE!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #1 - Thankful

This is my first Top Ten Tuesday. I love memes because they fill my blog with fun and give me a few more days to read that next book. Plus I love meeting other bloggers and finding new books.
I hope I post it right lol!
What is Top Ten Tuesday, you ask? I think I may muck it up if I try to explain so click HERE to find out the details from the ladies who know best!
Top Ten Tuesday is...
 an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
This Weeks Topic...
Top Ten Things I Am Thankful For
(could be bookish or not -- up to you)
1. I am thankful for my husband's health and the health of my three teenagers.
2. I am thankful that I am getting the opportunity to do what I have dreamt of for years in writing my first book!
3. I am thankful I for the support of my family.
4. I am thankful for the job my dad just got.
5. I am thankful that my grandmothers are alive and doing pretty good.
6. I am thankful that it's cold outside! Yay! Come on snow!
7. I am thankful that we are getting to go home for Thanksgiving to spend family time!
8. I am thankful that Farmer Joe found my wandering piggy Gladys.
9. I am thankful that I got to see Catching Fire yesterday! LOL It was awesome!
10. I am thankful for The Broke and The Bookish for letting me a part of their cool meme!
And I am thankful for all of my blog followers!
There I did it. LOL!
Anyways I hope you all have a relaxing Thanksgiving that requires little stress.
I personally will be reading myself to sleep every night this week.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Reading!
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Monday, November 25, 2013

3 Days Of Outside - Day 3

Shalini Boland
book 3
 In this fractured world, a sinister force is coming for Riley, and the only things keeping her safe are a perimeter fence and the people she loves. As her life is threatened, she must make impossible choices. But help comes from the most unlikely of places, and all Riley needs to know is: who can she really trust?

Meanwhile, a repentant killer searches for peace and salvation, but what he gets is the exact opposite. Now he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life.

The Perimeter is a darkly captivating dystopian tale of adventure, danger, love and redemption that will have you on the edge of your seat and up at night turning the pages to find out what happens next . . .

Sunday, November 24, 2013

3 Days of Outside - Day 2

 3 Days of Outside
Review & Giveaway 
The Clearing
(Outside #2)
Shalini Boland

In the ravaged future, children are disappearing.

Riley lives safely behind her Perimeter Fence, but soon she’ll have to confront the terrible truth of what’s happening outside. An old enemy is approaching. Threatening to extinguish her way of life.

To save herself, she will have to fight to save another. She must put herself in the last place she ever wanted to be.

This is the terrifying sequel to the post apocalyptic thriller OUTSIDE.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

3 Days of Outside - Day 1

3 Days of Outside
(Book 1)
Shalini Boland
The future is divided by Perimeters: high-security gated communities where life goes on as normal. If you’re inside you’re lucky. If you’re outside, life expectancy takes a nose dive.

Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence. But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through and murders her sister.

She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer. Luc decides to go with her otherwise she’ll be dead before she’s past the security gate. But what awaits her outside is more unbelievable that she ever imagined.

Cut to the present day where Eleanor's world is falling apart. This time next year, civilisation won't be quite so civilised...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Top 10 of 2013 Event!

I am excited to be participating in this event even though picking a top ten in books is super hard for me. So I am not just doing this for the fun of it, it's also a challenge for me! LOL!

As a participant I have just over a month to figure out which books to include on my lists before this year’s event begins.

In just a few short weeks we’ll be spending a week looking back at some of the best of all things books from 2013 and taking a peek at some of those we’re looking forward to in 2014.

The event runs for five consecutive days, the last full week of the year –
Monday, December 23rd to Friday, December 27th.

Five days in which we share of some of our favorite lists and we invite ALL of YOU to join in on the fun and share your lists with everyone too!

Each day of the event just visit one of the hosting blogs and share your list in the Linky below each day’s post. Just make sure to match up the correct post and Linky list to get credit.


Monday, December 23rd – Best Books I’ve Read in 2013 (Doesn’t have to be released in 2013, just a book you’ve read in 2013)

Tuesday, December 24th – Best Book Covers of 2013 (MUST be a book released in 2013. Would be best if it’s a book you’ve READ in 2013, but it’s not required)

 Wednesday, December 25
th – Best ________ of 2013 (Reader’s/Blogger’s choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE of these topics – Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POVs, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER: this list MUST be from books you’ve READ in 2013)

 Thursday, December 26
th – Best Book Boyfriends of 2013 (MUST be from a book released in 2013 and from a book you’ve READ in 2013)

 Friday, December 27
th – Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2014 (This list should be comprised ONLY of books released in 2014)

How To Participate

How you do these posts/lists is totally up to you. What books, covers and characters you pick are all your own.

The only rule to follow is posting the topics on the dates we’ve provided.

I know what you’re thinking – believe me I know – that it will be impossible to keep each list to just 10. So there’s always the option of breaking the lists up, such as creating a list for your Top 10 YA favorites and a list for your Top 10 NA favorites and a list for your Top 10 Adult favorites. This is absolutely fine. You can even feel free to add in a few honorable mentions if you’re having a tough time sticking to just 10. BUT… yes there’s always a but isn’t there… please try to keep it to a minimum. It totally defeats the purpose if you have 10 favorites and then 150 honorable mentions.

The goal of this event is for YOU to join in and share your lists with us and for everyone to visit as many of the other participating blogs to check out THEIR lists. Oh, and it’s also to have fun!

The event is simple. Make note of the dates and tens list topics as provided and fill out the Linky below. This will give us an idea who will be joining us for the Top 10 week. THEN, be sure to come back to one of our blogs on each of the five days and link up your post for that specific day!

Just remember, each day will have a Linky for that Top 10 topic.

You don’t want to miss a day during the event. There will be a few giveaways, and joining in the event, keeping up with our and everyone’s lists just might help win you a bookish prize! Giveaway details TK, so be sure to check back to find out what we’re giving away and when!

Feel free to grab our event button – THE GRAB CODE IS BELOW THE BUTTON IN THE SIDEBAR  HERE– and help spread the word for the event. We’d love to have anyone and everyone join us this year. The more the merrier!

NOTE: it is the SAME Linky on each of the co-hosts blogs, so please just enter your Name, Blog Name and URL on one blog. Thanks!

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BOOK BLITZ - Alive by Megan D. Martin

Megan D. Martin


Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are  forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BLOG TOUR - Review - Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson

Deep Blue Secret
Christie Anderson
A sweet, mysterious teen romance with a refreshing fantasy twist. 

Deep Blue Secret is Book 1 of the Water Keepers series

California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn't get any better.

She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she's rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won't even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie's unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets.

The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day . . . why does Sadie need one? As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn't as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

#ipromise, Please, Share...

Author Brina Courtney's upcoming release Stealing Promises is an emotional account of a young woman's struggle of love, loss and finding her inner strength to move on.  Because of the hard hitting subject of the book Brina took to instagram and started #ipromise as a way to support everyone that has suffered a loss of a loved one.  Join her by posting a picture of yourself with a heart on your wrist for #ipromise
#ipromise to speak up for what i believe in every day #stealingpromises
Along with instagram she is also asking fans to donate to The Crisis Text Line.
Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:
  1. A teen texts into CTL anywhere, anytime.
  2. A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The specialist helps the teen stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message using CTL’s platform.
CTL partners with existing organizations that are experienced, highly trained, and well-equipped to respond to teens in crisis: experienced crisis centers, youth-serving organizations, and experts in the youth and mental health fields.  
Stealing Promises
The smell reached her nose before she even opened her eyes, and Victoria knew where she was. Back in the hospital, the hellhole. It had the distinct smell of cleaning supplies and death. Victoria couldn’t understand why she was back here when she had finally made the decision to take care of the pain herself. Why had Kate arrived when she did? Had she been watching her that closely? Did she expect something like this to happen? Slowly Victoria tried to move her limbs and felt the scratchy sheets beneath her skin. She looked over at the multiple stitches crisscrossing back and forth over her pale skin. This was her life. This what Victoria had done to herself. Her arm would never be the same again. But would anything else? She wasn't sure.
Stealing Promises, one girl's powerful account of love, loss, and ultimately hope.

  My #ipromise mark is tattooed on...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday Teasers! - True Fate

It's winding down now! Eeeep! Insert happy dance here!
My Beta Readers have the book in their hands and all I can do now is wait, extremely nervously!
I am editing and writing book 2 now as well as formatting and editing True Fate still!
I am hoping to do a cover reveal soon and I am keeping my fingers crossed for a January release or December if I can!
Woo okay enough of my blabbering! Onto the good stuff!

Monday, November 18, 2013

- REVIEW - Endless by Amanda Gray -


Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumbles on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought.

Like a past life.

Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to acknowledge that he has traveled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against the clock — and the Order — the trio discovers a link that joins them in life — and beyond death.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY - Unstoppable by S.R. Johannes

S.R. Johannes
After everything that has happened, Grace goes to the Everglades to live with her grandmother, Birdee. Even though she is now home-schooled by her bird-obsessed grandmother, the move gives Grace time to relax. She learns to scuba dive and starts boating with old man Rex, Birdee’s casual friend/boyfriend.
One day while out in the marshes of the Everglades, Grace rescues an abused Florida panther, currently on the endangered list. The more she dives into the animal’s horrific condition, the more she ventures into the underground world of the roadside zoos that run rampant in Florida with a total disregard for the law. Eventually, she stumbles upon one large roadside zoo filled with a variety of endangered and illegal animals.
Before she can gather evidence and report her findings to the authorities, she is kidnapped by the ruthless owner and dragged deep into the Everglades for a hunting challenge. Only this time, Grace is the prey.
During a sick game of cat and mouse, Grace is offered one chance at survival. With a one-hour head start and very little supplies, time and skill are now all that stands between the hunter and the hunted.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

BOOK BLITZ - Reign Of Ice by L.P. Dover

Reign of Ice
(Forever Fae #4) 
L.P. Dover
Two courts to four is what needs to be … to save the land so shall we see.
The scroll has been found and now the fae know how to defeat the dark sorcerer, to end his evil existence in the Land of the Fae. However, the only thing standing in the way is the one bond that must be formed; the one that will empower all four courts together and make them invincible. Ariella and Brayden’s bond will not come easily, for Ariella is mischievous and head-strong with a heart full of love, while Brayden is strong and loyal with a heart made of ice.
What do you do when the fate of your land rests upon your shoulders because of the bond you must form to save it? How are you supposed to do that when the one man to help you fulfill the prophecy is the one who doesn’t believe in love?
With all four princesses bound together as one, will they be strong enough to save the life of Ariella, who is destined to be the one who ends it, the one who will sacrifice everything to save the people she loves? In this final installment of the Forever Fae series you will see how the bonds of love and all the sacrifices it takes to truly conquer the evil once and for all.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

COVER REVEAL - The Enlightening by Adrianne James

Cover Reveal
The Enlightening
(Mackenzie Duncan Series #2)
Adrianne James

  NA Paranormal
  Release Date: December 6, 2013


Mackenzie Duncan found out that pack life wasn’t for her. Now she is running for the second time in the six months   since she was bitten and turned into a Werewolf. But this   time, she isn’t alone. This time, she has Geoff and Liam     with her, two very hot Werewolves vying for her heart.

But her companions aren't her focus. The only thing she can focus on is getting far from her old pack and their murderous ways. Only, she doesn’t just want to run. She wants to warn every pack she can that their lives are in danger too. No one should be turned against their will like she was and no other pack should have to surrender to the ideas of a centuries old, power hungry woman.

Not only does Mackenzie have to deal with her crazy ex-pack leader sending people out to kill her, she has to keep both men at arm’s length (and that proves to be much more difficult than she thought), but she finds out more about her own life and heritage than she ever thought imaginable.

And suddenly, everything makes sense...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

- REVIEW - Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan -

Fractured Legacy
Skye Callahan

Kaylyn Anderson's fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel--a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity--provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel's secrets won't be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades. If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she'll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn't lost her mind.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blast - Created bySophie Davis

When Talia runs away from the only life she’s ever known, she could have never fathomed the lengths to which the Agency will go to get her back. But if the Agency Director- the man who raised her, trained her, and made Talia who she is- can’t have her, he wants her eliminated. Now those she once considered friends are bona fide enemies, ruthless in their pursuit of her.

Talia aligns herself with Ian Crane, the man she’d always believed was responsible for her parents’ murders. With Crane’s forces at her disposal, Talia sets off on her most personal mission yet: rescuing the love of her life from the Agency. But she never imagines that going after him will plunge the nation into chaos.

Retribution for the lives of her parents is no longer enough for Talia. She wants justice for every innocent affected by the Agency’s greed. But she soon realizes she is actually at the center of two wars- one with them and one with herself.

Talia can no longer trust the one thing that has never failed her. Her Talents are growing stronger by the day and she’s already losing control. Defeating the Agency will save countless lives, but triumph over the manufactured power within her will preserve her sanity.

The Agency will stop at nothing to perpetuate their propaganda- that the Coalition is the enemy.

Crane will do anything to expose the truth- that the Agency has been creating Talents for decades.

Her world, her life, her future with the only person who remains true… the Agency stole everything. Now, Talia will sacrifice the little she has left to reclaim what’s hers.