Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR - Goodbye To You by A.J. Matthews

Goodbye To You
A.J. Matthews

COVER REVEAL - Guardian by Courtney Cole

 Title: Guardian
Author: Courtney Cole
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date:  August 28th, 2014

COVER REVEAL - 42 Hours by Bethany Lopez

Title: 42 Hours (Time for Love #3)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 8/19/14
Cover Design - B Designs
Photographer - K Keeton Designs
Models - Nathan Weller and Kayla Ann
We also  have an excerpt, so be sure to check it out!

Monday, July 28, 2014

BLOG TOUR - Fractured by Erin Hayes

Fractured by Erin Hayes
Publication date: July 8th 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror

COVER REVEAL - Tainted Energy by Lynn Vroman

Title: Tainted Energy
Series: Energy Series # 1
Author: Lynn Vroman
Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Untold Press
Cover by: Sean Hayden
Editor: Jen Wylie
Expected Date of Publishing: Winter 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY - Four Houses by Victoria Scott

It's Finally Here!

A frightened girl.

An empty field.

Four houses.

Which house would you choose?

FOUR HOUSES is a dark short story told in an unusual format that leaves readers wondering how they'd react if found in the same situation as seventeen-year-old Maddy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blogiversary In 71 Days!!!

I cannot believe that Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews will be a year in 71 Days!
It has been a really great journey and I've gotten to read some amazing books and get in contact with some awesome authors!

I have gained followers on the blog as well as Twitter and Facebook too! I am hoping to have a giveaway with my Blogiversary so fingers crossed all of that will work out! I am just waiting on some confirmations for donations for the giveaway! Thanks so much to everone who follows me and reposts and shares! You are appreciated!


If you are an author or blogger, swag maker or anything like that and would like to make a donation for the giveaway you can send me an email


BOOK BLITZ - The Obsidian Collection Anthology

The Obsidian Collection (Anthology)
Publication date: July 1st 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance

Thursday, July 17, 2014

COVER REVEAL - Fated - 5 Paranormal New Adult Novels

5 Paranormal New Adult Novels

BLOG TOUR - A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts

Title: A Safe Space
Author: E.M. Tippetts
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - Endre (Elsker #2) by S.T. Bende

Title: Endre (Elsker Saga #2)
Author: S.T. Bende
Genre: Upper YA/NA Paranormal Romance

BOOK BLITZ - Pieces Of Olivia by Melissa West

Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West
(Charleston Haven #1)
Published by: Intermix (Penguin)
Publication date: July 15th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What To Read Wednesday #1 - YA & NA

I don't have this problem much anymore because I read on a schedule.
I do know that it can be a problem not knowing what to read next.
I am excited to share some suggestions with you!

This year I have read 91 books so far this year and my reading goal was 114. At the rate I'm going I am considering upping that! But then again I really do need to take some time off reading to continue writing!! Anyhow, there has been both good and not so good in the reading mix. I will feature both YA and NA books in these posts.  One of each! 

Both Series and Stand Alone.

I know that after reading great books it gets hard to find that next great read. Maybe you are looking for a series to get into. I will try to help with that too!

COVER REVEAL - Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst

Here is the cover for DANTE'S FIRE, the upcoming title by New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Probst. The book will be released on August 26th.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014


Perusing through Goodreads I run across so many book covers that just stand out to me. I thought it would be fun to share 10 of them with you!

DOUBLE REVIEW - Freedom by S.A. Wolfe - Fearsome by S.A. Wolfe

First Things First

I want to thank Giselle Cormier from Xpresso Book Tours for bearing with me through my Freedom tour date. I was supposed to post my reviews then but was instead dealing with a loss in our family. So thanks to you and the author for your patience! 

Now without further ado on to the reviews!!

BOOK BLITZ - Goodness of Fit by Missy Marciassa

Goodness of Fit by Missy Marciassa
(Smart is the New Sexy #1)
Publication date: July 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BLOG TOUR - The Donor: Part One by Nikki Rae

The Donor: Part One by Nikki Rae
Publish Date July 14th

COVER REVEAL - All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

We are so excited to get to share the cover for Cora Carmack's ALL BROKE DOWN today! 

A New Adult Contemporary Romance, and published by William Morrow-an imprint of HarperCollins, this is the second book in her Rusk University Series, and it is set to be released on October 28, 2014! But you can pre-order it NOW! 

Check out what it's about and then fall in love with this gorgeous cover!  

Monday, July 7, 2014

RELEASE DAY REVIEW - Carnival by K.B. Nelson

Title: Carnival
Author: K.B. Nelson
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: TODAY

Charlie should be packing her bags for college, but the life ahead of her isn’t one she’s certain she wants. Maybe that’s what led her to sleep with a perfect stranger at the county fair. Finding out he was a carnie was like winning the bonus round of the world’s worst game.

Blue grew up in the carnival, never staying anywhere long enough to call home. He never thought of himself as the type to seduce a local, let alone fall in love with one, but his impulsiveness got the better of him this time. He should go where the carnival takes him, but for the first time he’s not sure if he wants to follow.

When he makes the decision to stick around, Charlie eagerly follows him down the rabbit hole; into a world with no regard for consequences or regret. Most of all, he shows her that home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling they can create and share. For a price. Because the higher the roller coaster goes, the faster it all comes crashing down.

BOOK BLITZ - Next To You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Next To You by Claudia Y. Burgoa
(Life #2)
Publication date: June 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


…I need time. Time to heal those wings and learn to use them…

Was part of the letter Rebecca Trent, Daniel Brightmore’s fiancĂ©e and best friend left when she ran away.

The person he trusted the most for the past decade disappeared without giving him a second glance. She taught him how to love, believe in family and that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Now he’s struggling between wiping any traces of her from his life and drowning his sorrows away with the help of his new best friends—Don Julio and Jack Daniels.


Rebecca’s past suffocated her to the point of not wanting to continue, her lifeline and the only reason to live began to withdraw from her. She wished it had been her imagination, but heard it loud and clear: “If not, there’s always a divorce, nothing is forever.” This time it became a leave or die situation. Something has got to change—she had to change. Packing light and leaving a letter behind, she takes a journey that can help her find herself through the shards of her painful childhood.

As letters, memories and stories are exchanged, two once inseparable people reconcile what’s left of their relationship. Beyond the confines of everything they built together, they’re left with two lonely people 
searching for what it means to be whole. Will they find meaning under their bruised psyches or will their pasts get the better of them?