Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

I hope you all have a Happy and Safe New Year!

To learn more about Top Ten Tuesday or see the future topics, click here!

Today is the last day of 2013 and that means it's high time to talk about the books you read this year that have earned a special place in your heart!
I am sick as a dog so this is a great topic for me as I already have a list,
I can go on to the next 10! Heehee!
You can check out my 1st Top Ten HERE

Nikki Rae
I love the twist in the story and the characters too!
The Sunshine Series was so original I fell in love with it.
Anything that entwines with music entwines well with me.

Sun Poisoned
Nikki Rae 
This series is going to stay with me and
I will anticipate each new book in the series!
Nikki Rae is a new favorite author for me for certain!

Ciara Knight
My first Steampunk read and I am thrilled to have a new genre to read from!
I love the Neumarian Chronicles by Ciara Knight!
And Semara and most certainly Ryder! :)
Such a great twist in these books!

Adrenaline Rush
Cindy M. Hogan
I was super ecstatic to get to be a part of the Adrenaline Rush blog tour.
I signed up without reading the synopsis because it was Cindy M. Hogan and I LOVE  the Watched Trilogy!
But when I found out this was a Christy Novel I just about died!
It was super awesome and jam packed with action and the BEST VILLIAN OF THE YEAR in my book.
Sterling was diabolical!

Fractured Legacy
Skye Callahan
I love this book, I taken in and enthralled with the story and
I fell in love with the cast of characters quickly.
I am so looking forward to book 2 in the Darkness Bound Series!
I recommend it if you haven't read it! It is so freaking good!
Amanda Hocking
I bought this book and it sat there for a while until I entered a blue book challenge and I was so glad I entered the challenge because this is an epic book about sirens or mermaids or whatever you want to call them. All in all it is a great story!
My first Amanda Hocking read was the My Blood Approves Series and I loved that so I was sure I would love this too it just took me a bit to get around to it! I am making it a point to read the rest of the series this year!

The Grave Winner
Lindsey R. Loucks  
I love Leigh and I love Tram!
I could not read this book fast enough and that's no joke I was so enveloped in this read!

Lisa McMann
I had this book for so long but I wasn't ready to say goodbye to Janie and Cabel!
I loved it but I want more! Waaaaa! ;(

Arianna Rose
Jennifer & Christopher
There is nothing and I mean not one thing that I did not love about this book!
Arriana Rose is an amazing read that draws you in until the very end!

Heather Bowhay
This book offered up a whole new world to me and I loved it. I am going to be reading the rest of the series this year!
Love the cast and I love the plot too!
So that's all for this Top 10 Tuesday!
Join the fun HERE

See you next Year! :)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Review Times Two - The Neumarian Chronicles by Ciara Knight

I am happy to have the privilege of reviewing The Neumarian Chronicles!
Pendulum is from NetGalley and Escapement I got from Ciara Knight!
Onto the review times two! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Reads $100 Blast

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 10 of 2013 - Looking Forward in 2014

Today's Topic is...
(This list should be comprised ONLY of books released in 2014)

This is the last day of the Top 10 of 2013 posts and I have loved being a part of it. Looking back and now looking forward!
Here's to a great 2014 with new books, new adventures, new authors, new releases and finally getting to those books that you missed in 2013!
Have a happy new year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Top 10 of 2013 - Best Couples

Today's Top 10 Topic...
 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)
I Chose Best Couples of 2013 because I thought it would cover a broad spectrum like my reading does!
Top 10 Best Couples of 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Freebies!

It's Christmas Eve and all of your shopping may or may not be done for everyone! Now it's time for you to get a treat! This is a list of freebies on Amazon that I was excited to see and get for myself! So Merry Christmas y'all!
Note: All of these books are confirmed free on 12/24/2013

Top 10 of 2013 - Best Book Covers


Today's Topic
(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)
This wasn't too hard ! Yay! LOL!
I have had my eyes on some of these just for the cover sometimes they just grab you.
These are the ones that have intrigued me the most!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Top 10 of 2013- Best Books Read

Today's Topic
(Doesn’t have to be released in 2013, just a book you’ve read in 2013)
So it was hard but I broke it down to two lists.
Paranormal & Non Paranormal Fiction
so here goes...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vampire Challenge 2014 Hosted by Parajunkee


I am so looking forward to this challenge I love my vampires or vampyres!

Join us today in the Vampire Challenge, hosted by Parajunkee where we celebrate those fantastically fanged peeps that are quite normal except for the fact that they spend a good bit of their time dining on A negative.

  1. The Vampire Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  2. The challenge is to read 10 books that have a VAMPIRE as a main, or supporting character
  3. Books can be in any format and should be at least 100 pages. Short stories do not count. You can also post about rereads.
  4. Post about this challenge on your blog stating that you are participating or create a shelf via Goodreads, Booklikes etc. That post or shelf is the link that you will include in the link-up below. The link should be the post link not just your direct blog link. Please be courteous and include a link back to this post.
  5. Post your reviews on the Review Post: Click here to log your reviews!

Read on for details and to grab the challenge button!

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Sun Poisoned by Nikki Rae

Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it.

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. However, some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old lives still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren't about her; Myles is hiding something as well, something Sophie isn’t sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

SPOTLIGHT - Erasing Shadows by K.D. Rose

What if to save the ones you love, you had to unlock the key to a different reality?

Generations of mystery smash together when a seemingly traditional family must shatter their illusions of normality to confront themselves and their friends, leaving no possibility unexplored in order to rescue—well, who exactly? Watch the Ross family, the High Five Gang, and multiple generations dig into an innovative explosion of imagination where they must confront numerous realities, real-world danger, and worst of all—their own teenage hormones!

In a place where nothing is as it seems and shocks are around every corner, even the people you thought you knew may find themselves strangers in this moving and provocative reality-bender. With breathless pacing and psychological intrigue, Erasing: Shadows and the High Five Gang will keep you guessing until the very end.

Add Erasing Shadows to Goodreads
Purchase Links
Lycaon Press
All Romance e-books

 Links Galore

Website for the Erasing Series
Amazon Author Page
Twitter @KDRose1

 Lycaon Press

(A good place to get Erasing besides Amazon)
Facebook H. K. Sterling
Twitter @HKSterling
Blog H.K. Sterling

KD Rose, Author
On Amazon NOW
KDs newest book,
Erasing: Shadows
Author for Lycaon Press

Twitter @KDRose1

 I am so excited to have a review copy in my hands!

Happy Reading!

2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge

Welcome to the 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge, hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun and Reanna @ Phantasmic Reads!

Post From Rachel @ Fiktshun:

Let’s be honest here, we all have those books we’ve received for review (whether requested or not!), but we just haven’t gotten to them yet. Or maybe we went a little crazy with the ‘request’ buttons on NetGalley or Edelweiss, and we need to catch up.

That’s what this challenge is for.

And I’m super excited to be co-hosting this event with Reanna. When she offered to help out I was like, “Oh my gosh, yes! That would be awesome!” And contrary to what she might say in her sign-up post, she is more than along for the ride.
So I hope that you’ll join us on this year-long quest to reduce the size of your review book reading pile and maybe by year’s end you won’t be feeling quite as guilty as you were when it started!
If you’re anything like me you feel majorly guilty. Even if you didn’t specifically request those books.

I am excited to be participating because I am backed up on my r2r from authors and other review sites like goodreads and NetGalley!

I will be adding a sidebar marquee of my #RPRC2014 Books.
I fixed my shelf on Goodreads to track my progress I am still looking through my email for any that fell through the cracks. It's exciting and you can join the fun too! Go check out the DEETS above and sign up! It's as easy as that!

Happy Reading!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Review & Giveaway - The Book Of Shade by K.C. Finn

The Book of Shade
K.C. Finn
Everyone who “attends” the Facebook Release Party, Friday, December 20th, will get a coupon for 50% off the retail price of the book!

Lily Coltrane’s to-do list for starting university life is pretty simple:

1. Make friends

2. Meet a cute guy

3. Survive her first year in Modern History

In the little English town of Piketon this seems more than achievable, so much so that Lily even joins The Illustrious Minds Literary Society, an extra-curricular club that promises a truly unique social experience. What Lily doesn’t bank on are the Society’s monthly visits to the mysterious Theatre Imaginique at the edge of town, a dark venue that houses the most obscure cavalcade of carnival performers she has ever laid eyes on.

Stranger still is the emergence of the theatre’s enigmatic proprietor Lemarick Novel, a stupendous showman with a frosty wit who never seems to smile, and who raises a plethora of questions in Lily’s fearful mind. How does he levitate with no sign of wires or mirrors? How do the lightning bolts that shoot from his hands look so real? And why, of all the people in the theatre, do his pale eyes keep locking on hers?
The answers to this and more lie buried in heritage and blood. The Book of Shade is opening, and Lily Coltrane will read it, whether she wants to or not.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR - Review - Dust by Devon Ashley

(Of Dust and Darkness #1)
Devon Ashley

4. The number of times my delicate wings have been broken and clamped behind my back.
68. The number inked upon my skin, marking me the sixty-eighth pixie to be stolen.
87. The number of days I’ve been wrongfully imprisoned.
88. The first day the faeries will regret stealing me.
Healthy. Cheery. Vivacious. All traits Rosalie has before becoming enslaved by the faeries to make an endless supply of pixie dust. Now that Rosalie has been traumatized by slave labor, extreme desolate conditions and multiple deaths, this hardened pixie is anything but. When this rebellious teenager attempts an escape, she’s isolated in cramped quarters until she learns her place. Just as she begins to let go of all that hope, she finds an unlikely friend in Jack, the faerie assigned to guard her. Interspecies dating is forbidden in the fae world, so their growing attraction is unacceptable. And even if Jack can find a way to free her, they know the prison is the only place they can truly be together.


COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY - Where You'll Find Me by Erin Fletcher

Today Erin Fletcher and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for
 Releasing in early 2014!
Check out the gorgeous Cover,
Exclusive Excerpt
and Enter to Win an eARC!


RELEASE DAY BLITZ - Stealing Promises by Brina Courtney

Stealing Promises
Brina Courtney


Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Promises are made to be kept, never stolen. But that’s exactly what happened to Victoria Blane and Levi Manor. Tragedy strikes their perfect relationship leaving Victoria struggling to overcome the darkness that threatens to bury her.
With Victoria’s life in tatters she decides that running away is easier than dealing with her troubles. But when a friend finds her on the floor in her kitchen, she knows it’s time for a change.
Brighton Hanley knows what it’s like to lose someone. He knows what it’s like to be haunted by things that can never change. When he meets Victoria he recognizes the pain she’s trying to bury deep in her eyes. He knows she’s trying to run away, but he also knows that you can’t run forever.
Victoria is drawn to Brighton in ways she never expected. He becomes her champion, her life line… her sunshine in the darkness. But is Victoria ready to let go of the past and grab on to her future? Or will she run away from Brighton before she can be hurt again?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

BOOK TOUR - REVIEW - Lichgates by S.M. Boyce

Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea's royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

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...
New To Me Authors of 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan

Check out the other stops on the Adrenaline Rush Blog Tour
Adrenaline Rush
Cindy M. Hogan
A madman with a mission is kidnapping groups of thrill-seeking high school seniors across the country, and it’s up to Christy to stop him.

To do so, she must take on a fearless alter ego and infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkies bent on pushing life to the limit. Death-defying stunts are only the beginning: two groups fit the profile, and Christy must discover the real target before it’s too late.

If she chooses the wrong group, more people will disappear. But choosing right puts her as the prime target—with no guarantee that she’ll get out alive.