Tuesday, September 30, 2014

{Giveaway} Books that need MORE Attention Giveaway Hop

Books that need MORE Attention Giveaway Hop

This hop is meant to feature a book you love but doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.
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The Books that need MORE Attention Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck in Books, is meant to feature a book you love but doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.

Books that need MORE Attention Giveaway Hop

This hop is meant to feature a book you love but doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.
- See more at: http://www.stuckinbooks.com/p/hops.html#sthash.SwLoMv7C.dpuf
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

My prize? An ebook of one of the following titles that I feel deserves more attention:

Girl with Guitar (Kylie Ryans, #1)Make it Count (Bowler University, #1)Eternally North (Eternally North, #1)Full Measures


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1 winner, prize is 1 ebook delivered via Amazon
Open international as long as you can receive ebooks gifted through Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Must be 18+ years old or have parental permission
Winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be selected
The hop ends October 14, 2014 at midnight EST

Be sure to hop along to all the other blogs that are participating in the hop

Teaser Tuesday (67) Foul Play

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read(s)
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) -- or less or more -- “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!)
"She'd been unemployed for twenty minutes. She looked at her watch. No, make that thirty-five minutes. All because of a chicken. A chicken, for crying out loud!."

page 2, Foul Play by Janet Evanovich

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (48)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme from Book Journey where we spotlight what we finished reading, are currently reading and plan to read next.
{Finished Reading}

White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme from Book Journey where we spotlight what we finished reading, are currently reading and plan to read next.
{Finished Reading}

White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)

The Tenacious Miss TamerlaneOne Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)

{Currently Reading}

Not in the Script (If Only . . . #3)

{Currently Listening To}

The Rocky Road to Romance (Elsie Hawkins #4)

   {What I'm Going to Read Next} 

Cinder & Ella
What about you? What have you read lately? What's next on your list?

{Book Blitz + Giveaway} Black Atonement by Sasha Hibbs @sashahibbs

Black Atonement
Release Date: 09/26/14
Evernight Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
The burden of Dave’s girlfriend’s death pushes Brandi, the Seraph of Love, to abduct David Howels hoping she can protect Dave from his murderous father, Ragnar, and also atone for all her sins. Leaving a trail of broken hearts, will Brandi be able to show Dave that all in life is not lost in death? Twists and turns abound as Brandi discovers her own shocking revelation: That Dave has been her soul mate all along.

Separating Dave and herself from their allies on the threshold of the apocalypse, Brandi turns to an old friend for help-a witch-to aid her in her quest to prepare Dave to face his worst fears and her own. Filled with curses, secrets that threaten to destroy everything, Brandi must find forgiveness from within before she can find love with a boy she’s forced to hate her. In the past, healing a broken heart would’ve been easy, but now faced with the task of healing Dave’s broken heart while not exposing her own, Brandi learns why love is truly the greatest gift of all.

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“Don’t be sorry, not for me at least. Pity is something for the weak, and I’m not weak. Soon, you’ll be the same and it’s better that way. It gets you through, helps you to live in your own skin. And so, I robbed Ally of her mother and father. The only thing left for me to do was try and protect her, watch over her, try to help her avoid her fate.” Brandi reached over and turned off the lights. She didn’t want Dave to see the tears welling up in her eyes.
In the dark, Brandi could hear Dave settle himself under his covers. She imagined him looking up at the ceiling like she did, like it would somehow give them the answers they both sought.
“But why were you so mean to Ally, to all of us?” Dave asked.
“It was better that way. How could I ever be friends with Ally when I killed her parents?”
Before drifting off into a tormented sleep, Brandi thought about what it would have been like to share her life with Dave, her soul mate. She thought about how funny he was, how pure his heart was, and how he was now forever altered. These wishful thoughts were soon replaced with reality: Dave would be devastated when Brandi was forced to betray him.

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About the Author
By age 5, Sasha Hibbs' favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.  

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.  

Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel in The Vulcan Legacies series.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (68)

 Stacking The Shelves, a weekly meme from Tynga's Reviews
where I list what I've read, what I've reviewed, what I've acquired
and anything else worth mentioning
  • Wild Things by Chloe Neill - Recommend
  • Billionaire Next Door by Judy Angelo
  • Tempting the Flesh by Heather Myers
  • The Harder They Fall by Trish Jensen
  • Blind Attraction by Eden Summers
  • Make A Match by Lor Brighton
  • Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins - Recommend
  • Not Your Damn Submissive by Amy Valenti
  • The Rogue Alpha by Miriam Becker
  • The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane by Kasey Michaels
  • A Game of Brides by Megan Crane
  • One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - Recommend
  • The Rocky Road to Romance by Janet Evanovich

Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)
4 Star Review

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

{Book Blitz + Giveaway} Orenda (Orenda #1) by Ruth Silver @writeawaybliss

Orenda (Orenda #1)
Release Date: 04/13/14
Patchwork Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Join forces with a parallel universe. 

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for. 

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.


There was a slight whirl, accompanied by an odd wobbling sound. He stepped toward the sound and reached out his hand, feeling heat radiate off a strange, crystal clear shimmer. It rested at the edge of the tire tracks in the middle of the path. “Lil?” His voice held a tinge of panic. He had no idea what this was. It pulled at him and dragged his feet forward like a black hole sucking him up. Even if he wanted to stop, he couldn't. He was paralyzed by the force before him. The moment his skin touched the shimmer; it burned cold. Bray opened his mouth to scream, but the sound died on his lips. He gasped for air, unable to breathe. He quivered, then convulsed, collapsing onto the ground, out cold.

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About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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{Cover Reveal} Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan

Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan
Publication date: November 4th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

The odds of giving birth to identical quadruplets: 1 in 13 million.
The population of Fairview, a town so small that all anyone talks about is the Fairview Four returning after fourteen years: 7208.
The chance of Reagan blending in with the crowd after a boy in her new town starts to see her for who she really is: zero.
Following in the footsteps—and all too often, the shadows—of her sisters was nothing new to Reagan. But after fifteen years of fading in to the background, she’s finally finding her own way. Amidst all the gossip and assumptions, one person sees Reagan for what she’s always wanted to be. One of a kind.
Finally feeling like she belongs, Reagan wants to enjoy every possibility her new life has to offer, but things aren’t going as smoothly for her sisters. How can Reagan possibly let herself be happy—or maybe even fall in love—when her family is finally turning to her for support?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23172442-four-of-a-kind

I have been in love with stories in all of their forms for as long as I can remember. Admittedly, sometimes that means falling into places like Stars Hollow and Sunnydale, but books have always been my true love. In early 2011 I began writing a book blog in order to share my favorite reads with book lovers. From there, the bookish community encouraged me to stop sitting on my own stories and share them instead. Since then I’ve been madly devouring everything I can about digital publishing.

For the past two years I have been mainly obsessed with young adult books, but my favorite stories still come from the adult fantasy genre. As far as I’m concerned, Briggs, Bishop, Vincent and Vaughn are all must reads.

I spent part of my twenties living in Galway, Ireland and swooning after various lilting accents but am now back home in Ontario, Canada. My family includes two Glen of Imaal Terriers and a Green Cheek Conure.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (66) Nil Unlocked (Nil #2) by Lynne Matson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, created by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on: 

Nil Unlocked (Nil, #2)

Nil Unlocked (Nil #2) by

On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever.

Raiders have grown bolder, supplies are dwindling, and non-human inhabitants have taken a turn toward the deadly. New arrivals cause rifts within the City, putting the Search system at risk, and calling everything Rives knows into question. Desperate for answers, he teams up with the only other person searching for them: Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past of her own. Soon the duo find themselves locked in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil—and possibly destroy the island forever. But at what cost? And who will pay the price? (Blurb via Goodreads)
Expected publication: May 12, 2015
What are you waiting on?

{Book Blitz + Giveaway} Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver

Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. 

There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

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“You can lean on me,” Jackson says.
“Lean on me.” Not an offer this time, an order.
I scoot over and lean my weight against his arm.
“Not like that.” He shifts both of us around until my back’s against one side of his chest, my head lolling sideways onto his shoulder, our legs stretched out in front of us, side by side. Not perfect on the comfort score, but better than it was a minute ago. He rests his chin lightly on the top of my head and tells me, “Sleep.”
“What about you?”
“I’ll keep watch. I’ve been doing this long enough that I don’t need rest while we’re on a mission.”
“What about Luka and Tyrone?”
“They won’t need to rest, either. You’re still getting used to the jumps. By the next mission or the one after that, you’ll be like us. A robo-soldier.” And there it is again, that thread of humor, like he’s laughing at himself.
“Is that supposed to reassure me? ’Cause I gotta tell ya, thinking about upcoming missions doesn’t exactly thrill me.”
I jump when his hands settle on my shoulders. Then I sigh as he kneads my muscles. Long fingers. Strong hands. Some of my tension slips away.

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About the Author
Eve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada, but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. Watch for the first book in Eve’s new teen series, THE GAME: RUSH, coming from Katherine Tegen Books, June 2013. She also writes books for adults.
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