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Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Blog Tour: Guardians of the Grimoire by Natasha Slight

Title: Guardians of the Grimoire (The Grimoire #1)
Author: Natasha Slight
Link: Goodreads
Blurb:
Rumors have spread among the immortals of a book that controls all the magic in both the human and spirit worlds. So what is the Spirit Mother to do when Kaël, a corrupt spirit, attempts to steal the Grimoire from her temple?

With no other option, she instructs Gaïa, a benevolent spirit, to hide the Grimoire in the human realm and to train three young girls in becoming the new guardians. Kerani, Tiluvia, and Cesca are awakened to their destinies, and thrust into a perilous journey as they race to Gaïa’s island. Accompanied by the Kal’rana sisters, the girls discover the magic that lies dormant within them. But fate plays a cruel twist on them, as their magical abilities are unleashed before they are ready, and disastrous consequences follow suit.

In a land shrouded in magic, and filled with as many friends as there are foes, will the girls be able to fulfill their destinies? Or will the balance of magic be thrown into chaos?


My Review
     I reviewed Guardians of the Grimoire around last year/early this year. You can check out my review HERE.

About the Author
Natasha Slight lives in Montreal, Canada with her husband and two daughters. Although, she has an aversion to -20 degree temperatures, she keeps warm and cozy, while writing in her home office. Being a stay-at-home mom and an avid reader and collector of books for many years, she traveled frequently, following her husband and his work. The settings in the stories she writes are enriched with details she has gleaned from her travels around the world. Armed with a quirky sense of humor, Natasha writes to inspire, tap into the mind, and unleash the imagination within. Guardians of the Grimoire is her debut novel.

NOTE: Guardians of the Grimoire is available both in paperback and ebook format on multiple sites. For purchase links, please visit the author's website.
http://natashaslight.blogspot.com/

Connect with Natasha Slight

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Natash...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatashaSlight (@NatashaSlight)

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~Happy Reading!

(post was made in a bit of rush due to timing. Apologies for any minor errors)

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Possible MAJOR Changes

     Due to my internet being a meany and then crashing, I'm unable to do much “immediate” posting. But, possible major changes to the blog coming your way if the connection is unable to get its self back together. Unlike my account, it's a problem I can't solve and have to just let fate play out on it's own.
      So, what type of changes? A handful. General Blog Changes I'll be addressing in this post:
  • Review Policy/Review Requests
  • Posts/Reviews
  • Temporary Co-blogger (maybe)
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Book Blast + Giveaway: Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan

Title: Fields of Elysium
Author: A.B. Whelan
Publication Date: December 12, 2012

How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.

Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful, romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.

Praise
"The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans." - Kirkus Reviews

"I expected a good love story with a paranormal twist. I got so much more. I think you should take the chance and read it. Let this book take you on the adventure, fall in love." - Young Adult and Teen Readers

"Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background." - Readers Favorite

"I escaped into this fantasy world, author, A.B.Whelan, created and I didn’t want Molly to go. From detailed descriptions, to sweet romance, and to all the twist and turns in the story, it had me captivated from page one." - Mary Ting, author of the Crossroads Saga

"Whelan's writing is very vivid and descriptive. It's more formal than the average YA novel, but I enjoyed the lyrical and mesmerizing quality to it. I thought the overall story read like a fairy tale--very sweet." - Megan Thomason, author of Daynight

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Author A.B. Whelan
     A.B.Whelan is a Hungarian born, American writer. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California.
     While growing up in a wealthy Eastern European family, she had a chance to travel Europe. Later as an adult, she visited Africa and the Middle East and lived in Ecuador and in Crete.


Tour Schedule
$50 Book Blast Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash plus a gift bag of one signed copy of Fields of Elysium, a scrabble-tile pendant with a butterfly image on a chain necklace, and a fridge magnet.

Ends 3/11/13

Gift Bag open to US only.  If winner is international they will receive only the gift card or paypal cash.
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Waiting on Wednesday - The Eternity Cure

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Expected Release Date: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
From Goodreads:

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.


Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

What are you excited for this week?
Feel free to leave your thoughts below, or link up to your WoW post so I can go check it out! :)

~Happy Wednesday!


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Teaser Tuesday - Dracian Legacy

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and altered by Laurynne at Coffee, Books & Lipgloss. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 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 Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(97% on Kindle)


     “You will not have her,” Joshua said, and my eyes left Dean’s, making their way to my brother. He stood unyielding, as his hands clenched and relaxed like he tried to control himself.





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Monday, February 25, 2013

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: The Prophecy by Rachel Deagan

Title: The Prophecy
Author: Rachel Deagan
Publication Date: February 8
Link: Goodreads
Blurb:
“The cards tell me of the children of the stars.”

Jacey thinks her life is worthless, when she finds herself in a psychiatric hospital after a failed attempt to end her life; her wounds miraculously healed. Devin, who claims to kill on touch, is also there. When Michael arrives, bearing telekinetic powers, he insists the government, and an even darker, more powerful force, wants them dead. 

In a desperate attempt to escape for their lives, the three teens find they must confront an even greater adversary, themselves - and with a prophecy forced upon them, they must find a way to accept their fate, or rebel together, as one.

Buy Links: Amazon

Author Bio
Rachel Deagan

     Rachel grew up in small town Massachusetts where she spent most of her time writing about strange paranormal creatures instead of paying attention in class. She has always been considered the ‘dreamy’ one with her head in the clouds. She now lives in Nevada with her two sons, a cat, and a rat named Sam.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

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The Sunday Post ~ 15

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     Panicky week on the blog. All was sailing along normally... until Wednesday. I'm pretty sure most of you already noticed or got the fancy "Oh this blog has been removed and the name cannot be used again." And if you haven't read the post on Thursday, here's the story in a nutshell:
     It's narrowed down that someone tried to get into my account early Wednesday morning and Google decided to disable my account due to unusual activity. I didn't find out until it was time to work on my Health project after lunch. Imagine my partner's and my looks of disbelief.
     But all is well. And I got a very odd 4-day weekend. While being locked indoors is terrible, at least the internet is working and I can babble about random stuff there (okay, to the point of what's right to tweet and what's wrong to tweet).
     I'll flip if we have no school on Monday. Talk about odd weekends. I've lost track of when Sunday is now. Thank gods calendars exist. :p
     Random Blog Update(s): Due to the amount of spam, comments on blog posts over 7 days are moderated. No worries, it'll be on ASAP. (Anonymous comments are fine, but ANY anonymous comments with links, regardless whether it's safe or not, will be removed immediately. "Justin Case" it's dangerous. :))
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Review: Beauty Never Dies by Cameron Jace


The Grimm Diaries Prequels #3
Author: Cameron Jace
Released Date: June 20, 2012
Publisher: Self Published

Peter Pan has a plan. Since it's been hundred years since his friends were all cursed by the Brothers Grimm, he is about to wake up Sleeping Beauty, his eternal lover. Oops, you didn't know that. Blame it on the Grimms.

But in the middle of the ceremony, he is visited by the Evil Queen who manipulates him into helping her with information about Snow White. This or she will expose him as he has been secretly kidnapping kids to help him rebuild Neverland in the Dreamworld.

After the deal is made, Peter continues with the ceremony, bringing Sleeping Beauty back into life. What Sleeping Beauty is capable of and who she really is are like nothing ever written in the books.
Disclaimer: I received this copy from the author for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my review in any way.

     I personally found this prequel a tad confusing. I love how it's altered and twisted (hence the fact I never saw who Sleeping Beauty really is until it came hurtling towards me), as well as the author keeping us in the know for the previous 2 prequels, but it was just confusing. There were too many fairy tales mixed into one: Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Dracula, etc. There were also modern stories (not modern) mixed in as well. I wasn't really confused with the modern stories mixed in, but the amount of fairy tales threw me out of orbit (figuratively speaking. I'm not Mars, you know :p).
     Of course... Draco Malfoy isn't exactly as famous Dracula. Draco Malfoy may be famous in present day with movie terms, but in the overall ground, Dracula is more famous (and I believe he was famous longer than Draco as well).
     While I like the idea and creativity behind the story, it just didn't stick as well as the first two. It just left me with a "Huh?" kind of view.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Owls





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REUTS

     Founded in late 2012 by published author Ashley Ruggirello, REUTS Publications entered the world of publishing with an industry-changing bang. Backed by an enthusiastic team of author, readers, designers and editors, REUTS (creatively labeled a publishing "agency") gives back to the aspiring authors whose stories cross the publishing tables. with REUTS, authors are given a completely new relationship with their publisher– a friendship. The best collaboration happens when like minds, with like goals come together. That's what you get with REUTS.
     After the founding authors were left with a bitter taste in their mouth going the traditional publishing route, REUTS was birthed. From the beginning with querying, all the way through publication, REUTS offers new authors the very things missing from a more traditional experience: it incorporates the very things the founders always wanted from their contract.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

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Blog Tour: Concealed in the Shadows - Excerpt

Tour Sign-Ups: Concealed in the Shadows by Gabrielle Arrowsmith
Title: Concealed in the Shadows
Author: Gabrielle Arrowsmith
Blurb:
Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033, her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister Evvie, her only family and entire world. Sydney holds a sliver of hope that they will be lawfully reunited, and that light will return to her desolate life, but she is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape Miles County so that she and Evvie can live full lives together.

Escaping will be difficult and dangerous. Citizens are bound to their county by sophisticated chip implants that deliver shocks to anyone who crosses the county's electric barrier. Sydney is very clever, but her trickery is limited against the all-seeing eyes of county technology. It seems impossible to escape into the forgotten forests and cities of the past, but Sydney is determined to find a way if she is denied guardianship of her sister. For years she has longed to break free from the government's experimental Petri Dish and the hallowed drones that inhabit it.

What Sydney doesn't know is that the county has particular interest in her. Her place in this complex dystopia is about to change. Deceit, fear, and warfare, will come to characterize her life, yet her love for Evvie will always prevail. She must protect her sister, but at what cost?

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: Disconnect by Imran Siddiq


Title: Disconnect (Divided Worlds #1)
Author: Imran Siddiq
Release Date: February 22, 2013
Link: Goodreads
Blurb:
Even in space, love has boundaries

If all the Underworld has to offer is dodging junk and digging within filthy sewers then life is fast approaching a worthless state for Zachary, a 16-year old scavenger. Except one day, he discovers the imagery of a girl from Overworld that pulls his desire in wanting to know why she sounds so sad with her lavish lifestyle.

Zachary will seize the chance to meet her, and although hatred builds, with time, friendship and something he’s never felt, even for his parents, will grow.

Though nothing unbelievable can last without harm. The rulers of Overworld have plans for the Research Base that orbits Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and Underworld stands in the way.

Zachary must overcome boundaries and climb from darkness to light, but in doing so, he’ll uncover a twisted secret that may devour his new reason to live; Rosa.

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Blog Tour: Morrigan by Laura DeLuca - Review + Guest Post



Title: Morrigan 
Author: Laura DeLuca 
Publisher: Pagan Writers Press 
Pages: 320 
Book Description: 
Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Oh, No Access? Dx

Hi Everyone!

     I'm pretty sure most people (Twitter and Facebook mainly, along with those who received the error message when clicking my link for my WoW post) know about what happened early yesterday morning.
     Many of you probably know that Google disabled my account yesterday while I was at school due to unusual activity (which was narrowed down for an attempted hack into my account) and that I was scrambling with the hopes that Google will reactivate my account (I honestly wouldn't be on during the time it happened. It's very impossible).
     I'm happy to say that I'm pretty much back and everything has been fixed and back to normal. Sorry any inconveniences this may have caused. Thanks for sticking by until the issue was resolved (hot cocoa and cookies for everyone). Until then... enjoy the snow view (if you got stuck inside from the major snowstorm, like me :))!

~Happy Thursday!


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday - Dualed

     Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book releases that we're eagerly waiting for. :)
This Week's Selection: Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Expected Release Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

What are you excited for this week?

~Happy Wednesday!


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Cover Reveals: Destiny by Laura DeLuca

Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabriella and Darron at odds.

There is more to the story than Gabriella and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabriella and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.

Available on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.
 
Destiny Unveiled
Gabriella and Darron thought their magickal battle was over when they defeated the evil warlock, Richard. When her Aunt Donna seeks Gabriella's help in rescuing her catatonic daughter from the Dark Coven, Gabriella discovers that her cousin holds a power within her that would be catastrophic in the hands of the evil witches. Gabriella's coven sets out on a journey that may be their last. Along the way, they meet new allies, face devastating treachery, and battle not only the Dark Coven, but the darkness within themselves. When Gabriella finally comes face to face with the cousin she never knew existed, her true destiny is unveiled, and the fate of the mortal world is in her hands.

Available on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Teaser Tuesday - Beauty Never Dies

     Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and altered by Laurynne at Coffee, Books & Lipgloss. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 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 Author & Title too, so that other TT participants can add the book to the TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
(37% on Kindle*)


     I tried not to show off with my flying abilities. It made two-legged human uncomfortable. “I got you again, my Queen.” I winked at her.
*Beauty Never Dies is between Locations 1129-1813 in The Grimm Diaries Prequels 1-6




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Blog Tour: Terra - Excerpt + Giveaway

Title: Terra (Terrestrials #1)
Author: Gretchen Powell
Blurb:
A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.

The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will both wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, new dangers that loom on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.

Book Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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Monday, February 18, 2013

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Sophi Moment #2

     I'm starting to think this is going to become my personal meme after all *holds up facepalm sign and laughs it off :p*.
    So here we go again with another one of my embarrassing moments. Or more like scheduling problemos of accidental-ness. While scheduling, there's always this random time I forget to put the right date and then it publishes... on the current date >_<
     I probably deserve a mental slap (or is there an Embarrassing Moments Class I should be tossed into? lol).

     *holds up Epic Fail sign*

~Happy Monday!
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Blog Tour: Hereafter - Excerpt + Giveaway

Title: Hereafter (Hereafter #2)
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Blurb:
In Death I could finally see the importance of Life…

After being forced to become a Reaper Council member and being torn away from the one she loves, Rowan Harper must learn to accept her altered Fate as well as her death and move on. A task easier said than done, especially when witnessing those you love suffer in the wake of your death.

When an unlikely alli provides information that could change everything, Rowan sets out on a journey through Purgatory with her beloved by her side and a nonchalant Tracker to learn the true meaning of the word sacrifice. Another task which seems easier said than done, especially with the threat of Purgatory’s ability to corrupt your soul the longer you’re in its grip looming above their heads.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

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The Sunday Post ~ 14

     The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer - It's a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
     Happy Sunday! And ironically, it's the 14th one... a few days after Valentine's Day :) I had a pretty good week... including a half day.
     Anyhoo, I think I went on another Amazon shopping spree (of freebies of course), so now there's more books piling bigger virtually on my Kindle App (mega whoops). I just hope it doesn't actually decide to topple on me one day (I would pretty much be toast if you ask me).
     Random Blog Update: I gave it a "font" makeover (okay, most of the blog got a font makeover). :3

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Blog Tour: Stitch - Guest Post + Giveaway


Title: Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)
Author: Samantha Durante
Blurb:
Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move.
  
Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence.  

In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless.  But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is that she’s not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university’s idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface…

The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.

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Blog Tour: Circle of Lies - Excerpt

Authors Sara Dailey and Staci Weber has stopped by today with an excerpt from the second book in The Red Ridge Pack Series, Circle of Lies!

Title: Circle of Lies (Red Ridge Pack #2) 
Authors: Sara Dailey and Staci Weber
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Description:
Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.

Life has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth about who he really is, and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just cost him the one girl who could make him whole.

Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced that others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic werewolf hunter out to terminate the species, and one wrong move, one wrong decision could destroy everything.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

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Review: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore


Lorien Legacies #1
Author: Pittacus Lore
Released Date: August 3, 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books - but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.

I am Number Four.

I am next.

~Quoted from Back Flap

     I think I broke a bookworm rule when I watched the movie first before reading the book. Then again, I never knew it was a book until shortly afterwards when I went to Walmart. And I think this book probably gets a personal award for being on my TBR pile the longest (because most books that get turned into a movie are read ASAP... and back then I was a much bigger reader than now - when reading homework was at least a couple hours of day and not a few chapters. Those were good times).
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