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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Book Blast + Giveaway: The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

Title: The Only Boy
Author: Jordan Locke
Link: Amazon

Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

Taylor’s got a dangerous secret: he’s a boy. His compound’s been destroyed, and he’s been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he’ll be exiled. Maybe even executed.

Mary’s never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn’t suspect Taylor’s secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.

Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound’s boundaries.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Blog Tour: Without You - Teaser + Giveaway

Title: Without You
Author: Julie Prestsater
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: February 14, 2014

When two people connect, they can make beautiful music together. But what happens when music is the thing that tears them apart?

Evan James had it all. Drop-dead sexy, brilliantly talented musician, a skyrocketing career and his high school sweetheart by his side. When he’s offered a golden opportunity to go on tour, he never imagined she wouldn’t go with him. Without her, he found his dream meant nothing. Three years later, bereft and alone, Evan stops at an open mic night and spots someone sitting in the audience, the beautiful face of a woman he’d never forget...Maddy, his one true love.

Madison Grey had only ever loved one man. When Evan broke her heart she had no choice but to move on with her life, start a career of her own, and she even finds a new love. Still, thoughts of Evan were never put to rest. And on one fateful night, she unexpectedly hears him pour his heart out into a new song. A song about broken hearts, lost love, and second chances. A song about her.

With the help of their scheming friends, Maddy and Evan are thrown into each other’s lives once more. While learning to love and trust again, there is only one thing left on both of their minds... Is life better with or without you?
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Monday, April 28, 2014

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Blog Tour: Final Stand - Excerpt + Giveaway

Title: Final Stand (The Transhuman Chronicles #1)
Author: Rose Garcia
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: March 24, 2014

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who's hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can't protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion's voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent when she finally accepts her eternal love for Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

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The Sunday Post ~ 52

The Sunday Post
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.
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Let's Talk Peeves: Wizard101


So... I've actually played Wizard101 for several years. Actually... 2x as much the time as I have blogging, but I doubt that's relevant. Speaking of irrelevance, I notice a pattern with dates and me. They're just easy to remember.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

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Blog Tour: Written on Her Heart - Excerpt + Giveaway

Title: Written on Her Heart (Callaway Cove #1)
Author: Paige Rion
Links: Kindle | Paperback | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Publication Date: April 23, 2014

Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it.

She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.
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Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons

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Title: The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller
Author: L.B. Simmons
Link: Goodreads
Publication Date: April 25, 2014

****NA Contemporary Romance******

Death.

For some, it’s simply one of life’s certainties, nothing more. For others, it’s merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality.

For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.

As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the boisterous former pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend from her past who never really let her go.

Over the years, as their connections intertwine and grow, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three…

But when death painfully reemerges, Aubrey is lost once again, burying herself deeper than ever before inside the familiar fortification of her fears.

Will the refuge of friendship, the solidarity of life-long bonds, and the power of unconditional love be enough to do the impossible?

Will they be enough to finally bring about…

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller?
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Blog Tour: The Rising King - Character Spotlight + Giveaway

Title: The Rising King (Keepers of Life #3)
Author: Shea Berkley
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
Publisher: EntangledTeen

The summer before Dylan Kennedy’s senior year in high school is turning out to be anything but boring. Ridiculously hot girlfriend? Check. Killing evil Dark Souls who suddenly have aspirations of taking over the magical realm of Teag because its protective spell is gone? Check. Not even Teag’s King, Dylan’s father, Baun, can stop them. People are dying, and a dark magic that his girlfriend, Kera, received from Baun is growing stronger. Dylan wants to believe Kera is suppressing the darkness that’s in her, but every day he sees that control slip just a little more.

Baun sends Dylan to find a powerful magic that stop the Dark Souls, a magic so strong that Baun hid it so no one else could use it. When Dylan doesn’t expect to find along with it, are consequences that could end the lives of those closest to him.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Review: Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz

Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz

Daughters of Lilith #1
Author:
Jennifer Quintenz
Publication: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Secret Tree Press

Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu - and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas.

As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how we choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.
Updated copy provided by author for review

Dear World History teacher, you have apparently failed to mention about... MESOPOTAMIAN mythology last year. Although I suppose there's no blame on you since that's the myth teacher's job and what does mythology have to do with how the world advances? *raises eyebrows*
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Book Blast + Giveaway: Life in the Palace by Catherine Green

Title: Life in the Palace (The Palace Saga #1)
Author: Catherine Green
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

“We need to talk,” Tal said. Then I knew it was going to go badly. ‘We need to talk’ is the conversational equivalent of walking into your basement without turning on the light, on a dark and stormy night, when a known psychopath is on the loose. You might as well cut to the chase and slit your own throat.

Chloe Diaz assumed three things: that when Tal said that she was one of The People sent from heaven to maintain the cosmic balance, it was code for ‘I’m a pamphlet distributing, incense burning, religious weirdo;’ that the gorgeous Seth Wilks would never be her soul mate and that she’d never have to choose between them. Chloe was wrong.

Now the future of the world is in her hands, but what if price is too great to pay?
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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Blog Tour: The Silver Sickle - Guest Post + Giveaway

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Title: The Silver Sickle
Author: Ellie Ann
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Publication Date: February 14, 2014

The end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle . . .

Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon, for it may be her last. Any day now, the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the mysterious Silver Sickle, never to return. She’s accepted that. What she can’t accept is this new idea of freedom Zel has planted in her head. She’d give almost anything to be with Zel, but how can she run from her destiny if it means putting the whole kingdom in danger?

Everyone in the desert kingdom believes the goddesses are immortal, but Zel has invented a way to kill them. Now all he has to do is convince Farissa to run away with him and plant a seed of hope in her heart that she’s not destined to die. Little does he know that one seed of hope could change the course of the future.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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The Sunday Post ~ 51: Bunny Edition

The Sunday Post
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.
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Blogging + Real Life: How Do You Balance Both? ~ Part 2

2 Weeks ago I started talking about how I manage to find the time to balance real life and blogging... and how I manage to find the time to post so much in a week.

But last time I was also semi-rambling, so let's cut to the chase shall we? You can find Part 1 HERE.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Book Blast + Giveaway: Shadow Fire by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

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Title: Shadow Fire (The Light Chronicles #1)
Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.

All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?

Each installment of The Light Chronicles is a standalone story.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Blog Tour: Resistance - Guest Post + Giveaway

Title: Resistance (Variant #2)
Author: Jena Leigh
Links: Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seen—but even that won’t get her out of finishing her junior year of high school.

The challenge of keeping her abilities under wraps during class is daunting enough, but throw one surly, sandy-haired Jumper into the mix, and things can get downright complicated.

Declan’s new job? Watch over Alex while she’s at school and do everything in his power to keep her from losing control. But as sparks of every kind begin flying between Alex and her new bodyguard, she's left feeling more unstable than ever.

When avoiding her abilities results in a surprise visit from her parents’ killer, Alex’s worlds collide with a bang that nearly levels Bay View High.

With her freedom now squarely in the Agency’s crosshairs, Alex will be faced with the fight of her life… and a decision that could forever alter the course of her destiny.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Cover Reveal: Fruit of Misfortune by Nely Cab

Cover Reveal
Title: Fruit of Misfortune (Creatura #2)
Author: Nely Cab
Link: Goodreads
Publication Date: May 1, 2014

Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis’ biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abrupt stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David’s best friend, arrives in Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.

The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.




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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Perry & Gobi #1
Author:
Joe Schreiber
Publication Date: September 19, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel.

It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a reckless ride through Manhattan’s concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad’s red Jag.

Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure—and it’s not over until it’s “au revoir.”

Well then. This was quite the crazy ride. But while I really love action-packed novels, Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick was too action-packed for my taste. Almost the entire time I was like the main character Perry Stormaire, wondering, "What the heck is going on here?!?!?!?!" Oh, and the names were hard to pronounce. -_-
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Blog Tour: Screaming Divas - Guest Post + Giveaway

Title: Screaming Divas
Author: Suzanne Kamata
Links: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Goodreads | The Book Depository
Publication Date: May 18, 2014
Publisher: Merit Press

At sixteen, Trudy Baxter is tired of her debutante mom, her deadbeat dad, and her standing reservation at the juvenile detention center. Changing her name to Trudy Sin, she cranks up her major chops as a singer and starts a band, gathering around other girls ill at ease in their own lives. Cassie Haywood, would-have-been beauty queen, was scarred in an accident in which her alcoholic mom was killed. But she can still sing and play her guitar, even though she seeks way too much relief from the pain in her body and her heart through drugs, and way too much relief from loneliness through casual sex. Still, it’s Cassie who hears former child prodigy Harumi Yokoyama playing in a punk band at a party, and enlists her, outraging Harumi’s overbearing first-generation Japanese parents. The fourth member is Esther Shealy, who joins as a drummer in order to be close to Cassie–the long-time object of her unrequited love–and Harumi, her estranged childhood friend. Together, they are Screaming Divas, and they’re quickly swept up as a local sensation. Then, just as they are about to achieve their rock-girl dreams, a tragedy strikes.
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The Sunday Post ~ 50

The Sunday Post
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.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Review: The Arrival by CM Doporto

The Arrival by CM Doporto

The Eslite Chronicles #1
Author:
CM Doporto
Publication Date: November 4, 2013
Publisher: Self Published

Can Miranda save the human race?

An elegant, sophisticated alien species on the verge of extinction has invaded Earth and confined an entire generation of young women, after negotiating a treaty with the world’s governments. Eager to help the aliens reproduce, but frightened by her imprisonment at Nidus, the Eslite medical compound, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays endures callous scientific experiments in the Eslite’s quest for survival.

When Miranda discovers the ultimate consequences of her egg donations, she organizes a rebellion, enlisting fellow donors in her cause. But soon she realizes the mysterious headmaster, Dimas, knows of her plot. And there’s something about him that bothers Miranda, though she can’t describe it. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance, so she can’t back down. But will Dimas expose her defiance?
Review Copy provided by the author for review via R&R program on Goodreads

So... it's been roughly a year since I read The Arrival's prequel, well before the author actually made it into a series. I even mentioned that it had potential to be a good series, and here we are: it's actually a series!!! I signed up ASAP when I saw it available to be reviewed on David Estes Fans and YA Book Lover's R&R program, despite the fact I should probably be knocking out some books on a certain reading challenge. *coughs* 2014 TBR Pile Challenge *coughs*
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Friday, April 11, 2014

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ARC Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Blood of Eden #3
Author:
Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: HarlequinTeen

VENGEANCE WILL BE HERS

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.

MONSTER

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
Advance Review Copy provided by HarlequinTeen via Netgalley – thanks!

Would anyone believe me if I said I pretty much devoured this book? Because I did, and I still can't believe I finished the book within days during Spring Break. o_o

I also high fived the air – because no one else was there and the air is always there – when I got accepted to review the book on Netgalley.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: Unearthed by Rachael Wade


Title: Unearthed (Resistance #4)
Author: Rachael Wade
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: August 25, 2013

*Warning*
This is a short novella (approximately 25,000 words) and is intended to be read after The Tragedy of Knowledge. It takes place after the events of The Resistance Trilogy.

For Gavin and Camille, the Amaranthian war is over. But they’ve evolved since then, and so has the realm they’ve come to know as home. Now comfortable and happy in their new life, they soon discover that something groundbreaking is brewing, threatening to disrupt the peace they’ve worked so hard to secure. And whether they’re prepared or not, it’s about to be unearthed.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Blog Tour: Wicked Hunger - Excerpt + Giveaway

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Title: Wicked Hunger (Someone Wicked This Way Comes #1)
Author: DelSheree Gladden
Links: Amazon | Goodreads
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Length: 358 Pages

“Save him and hurt him, don’t save him and hurt him. Pain, either way. Delicious pain. Hunger will be the only one that wins. Hunger always wins.”

Vanessa and Zander Roth are good at lying. Their whole life is a giant web of deceit made in an effort to conceal the deadly secrets that plague their family.

Zander will do anything to forget his mistakes, including pushing everyone away. He was barely surviving in his self-forced solitude before Ivy Guerra entered his life. The new girl in school, with her pink-striped hair and unyielding curiosity, incites something wicked inside Zander that can only be blamed on his family genes. Now Zander is forced to fight an internal war and make a choice between loving Ivy Guerra and killing her.

Vanessa wants nothing more than to shed the strange powers she wields and be normal. Because if Van were normal, she’d be able to have normal things… Like a relationship with the boy she’s been secretly in love with for years. Unfortunately, her life is anything but ordinary. That boy who owns her heart just happens to be her brother’s kryptonite and a potential liability for her entire family. When choices between love and family loyalty have to be made, Van finds herself faced with an impossible decision.

As if the Roth family needs anything more to worry about, a vicious plot to expose Van and Zander for what they are is uncovered. When it becomes apparent that someone close to them is at the center of this devious plan, the fight to maintain control and keep their cover ensues. It’s a seemingly impossible battle because something is causing their powers to stir stronger than ever before… and it won’t stop until Van and Zander give in to their wicked hunger.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Review: Fall of Venus by Daelynn Quinn


Fall of Venus #1
Author:
Daelynn Quinn
Publication Date: July 17, 2013
Publisher: Self Published

In the aftermath of a virus that has obliterated ninety-three percent of the population, Pollen McRae, a young woman plagued with a tragic past, finds herself scarred and abandoned in the wilderness, unable to remember the previous weeks. There she meets Marcus, a mysterious man with a similar plight. Together they are determined to escape a trio of bounty hunters and rescue Pollen’s niece, Evie from her imprisonment at the Crimson Survivor Refuge, a refugee camp which serves as a cover for a much more sinister plot.

Meanwhile, a renegade environmental organization is recruiting survivors for a mission that will change the course of human existence forever.
Updated review copy provided by author for review via Book Review Bay

So... I've officially cleared out another book from my Kindle. Yippee, but there's plenty more to go.

Fall of Venus is a really interesting story, though certainly not my favorite by all means.
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

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The Sunday Post ~ 49

The Sunday Post
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.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: Uncovering Cobbogoth by Hannah L. Clark

Title: Uncovering Cobbogoth (Cobbogoth #1)
Author: Hannah L. Clark
Link: Goodreads
Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.

When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before its too late to share her own.




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Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Book Blitz: Blades of Magic by Terah Edun

Title: Blades of Magic (Crown Service #1)
Author: Terah Edun
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: March 31, 2014

It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family’s shame but when challenged about her family’s honor, her opponent inevitably loses.

On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it’s not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.

While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she’s never had before – passion. The question is – can she fight for her emperor against a mage who has unwittingly claimed her heart?

This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn’t become the year she dies.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: Black Cats & Ballet Slippers by Iva Valentino

Title: Black Cats and Ballet Slippers
Author: Iva Valentino
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | MuseIt Up Publishing
Publication Date: March 7, 2014

Gemma Mayfield feels like middle school is a lot to bite off and chew. School, ballet classes, and planning on how to get Trevor Davis to ask her to the Halloween Dance are a tough balancing act. On top of that, Gemma is convinced that her science teacher, Ms. Pruett, is a witch.

When things start getting fishy at school, Gemma knows that Ms. Pruett is behind it all! Students are getting spells placed on them and start to go missing. Gemma and her best friend, Izzie, vow to stop Ms. Pruett from doing any more damage. Will they be able to save Middleton Middle School from witchcraft?
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Best of 2014: January-March

Wow. It's April Fool's Day! And it's finally the beginning of spring. At least Mother Nature can finally stop spitting cold fluff at us.

But she's now throwing bugs. Hmph. Considering the fact that mosquitos hate me to the nth degree, the cold fluff actually sounds better.
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