12/31/2012

Book Review: Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

Title: Tempestuous: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest
Author: Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Series: Twisted Lit #1
Genre: YA Contemporary / Mystery
Formats: Hardcover, 224 pages; ebook, 224 pages
Publication Dates: November 18th 2012 (eBook); December 18th 2012 (hardcover)
Published by: Merit Press
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Synopsis: Recently banished, unfairly, by the school’s popular crowd, former “it girl,” Miranda Prospero, finds herself in a brave new world: holding dominion amongst a rag-tag crew of geeks and misfits where she works at the Hot-Dog Kabob in the food court of her local mall. When the worst winter storm of the season causes mall workers and last-minute shoppers to be snowed-in for the night, Miranda seizes the opportunity to get revenge against the catty clique behind her social exile. With help from her delightfully dweeby coworker, Ariel, and a sullen loner named Caleb who works at the mall’s nearby gaming and magic shop, Miranda uses charm and trickery to set things to right during this spirited take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

12/30/2012

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun


This was supposed to be posted on December 28th but things have been crazy at home because we were preparing for my sister's wedding, which was yesterday. Now that the festivities are over, I'm going to make up for my tardiness. Here's the cover reveal for Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun:

Cover designed by Kalen O'Donnell Cover Designs
Title: Sworn to Raise
Author: Terah Edun
Series: Courtlight #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Amazon Digital
Publication date: March 15th, 2013

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the  kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond  initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron. 

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.


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About the author
Terah Edun

Terah Edun is an international development professional and author/lover of all things Young Adult Fantasy fiction. She is a native Georgian, adoptive Washingtonian, unrepentant expat currently living in South Sudan, brilliant dreamer, lover of dogs and not-so-closet geek. Her first novel, Red Madrassa, was released on November 8th and her second novel, Sworn to Raise, comes out in March 2013.

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Terah is offering a $60 Amazon Gift Card for one lucky winner! 
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Good luck! ;-)



12/28/2012

(ARC) Book Review: Prodigal by Rektok Ross

Title: Prodigal
Author: Rektok Ross
Genre: YA Contemporary
Expected publication: January 31, 2013 by Ic13 Books
Pre-order it: Amazon

Synopsis: It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year. 

The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?—notice her at all.

When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him? 

PRODIGAL is a different kind of love story, where faith, romance, and God converge . . . and it just might change the way you look at your life.

12/26/2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday #4: Splintered

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

My pick this week is...

Title: Splintered
Author: A.G. Howard
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Amulet Books
Expected Publication: January 1st, 2013 (So near!!!)

Synopsis: This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


What are you waiting on? :-)
If you want to participate in the meme, go to Jill's page to add your post's link.

Trailer Reveal: Eternal Hope by Frankie Rose

Title: Eternal Hope (The Hope Series #2)
Author: Frankie Rose
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication date: October, 2012
Buy it: Amazon

Synopsis: He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me

When your friends go missing and you don’t know if they’re dead or alive; when you tie your soul to the one you love; when you kill to protect and your family suffers, there’s only one thing you can do:

Move to Montana.

Farley Hope is special. She was prophesied to kill the forebears of her bloodline- a race of cold-blooded Reavers, men who steal the souls of the living to gain power. The Quorum had counted on Farley ending her own life in the process, but when Kayden came to her aid and helped save both her and Daniel, he undid their plans. Now the Quorum are displeased, not only with Kayden, but with Farley and Daniel too. Though her father is now dead, Farley’s troubles with the Reavers are far from over. An ancient Immortal, trapped for a thousand years, wants Farley for himself, and he will stop at nothing to claim her.

With secrets that lead to anger and pain, that turn friendship to dust, the group must overcome the problems within their own circle before they have a hope of fighting off the powers that threaten their lives.

I'm so excited to be one of the bloggers presenting the book trailer for Eternal Hope! I've been meaning to read this series but I don't have the time yet. Hopefully soon! Because I can't just watch the trailer and not feel excited to find out what happens. Right? RIGHT? Here it is! The trailer for Eternal Hope:


(If it won't play just click the title to view it on Youtube. It seriously won't play when I try to watch it from here. Argh!)

What do you think? :-D


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About the author
Frankie Rose

As a child, I was always accused of being bookish because I wore glasses- big, horrible, ugly ones with too-thick lenses. Those kids, the super smart ones who always know which tender insecurities to poke at in order to provoke life-long complexes, used to accuse me of reading too many books and that my eyes were going to rot out of my head (their words, not mine!)

The truth of the matter was a little more embarrassing: I used to sit too close to the T.V. That was the reason why I had to wear glasses, but kids don’t really care about small, insignificant details like the truth, and so I was labelled a nerd. The label kinda stuck, and after some sage advice from my awesome nana (nana, you rock!) I decided that if I was going to be abused for my supposed literary obsession, I might as well develop one.

I guess that’s how I got into books and reading at an early age. Since then, I’ve been ripping through books like they’re going out of fashion, which, thankfully, they’re not. Good thing, too, because I’m a writer now, and books are my business!

Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on my journey- look for your names in the acknowledgements! And a big thank you to you, the reader. I hope you’ve fallen in love with Farley and Daniel just like I have, and that you’ll join them in the next book, Eternal Hope!

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12/25/2012

Wishing Everyone...

Before December 25th ends on my side of the globe, I want to wish everyone... 



and...


Just wanted to make sure I got it covered. ;-)

12/24/2012

The Books That Sparked My Love for Reading

I recently came across Parajunkee's and Kirthi's blog entry asking if book bloggers have lost their originality. They pointed out that bloggers nowadays would post mostly blog tour content or giveaways or memes - and I noticed that too! I haven't been blogging long but in the last month that I started actively blogging, I've posted blog entries about giveaways and in the last two weeks alone I've posted three cover reveals. I originally intended for my site to be a review blog alone but along the way, I ran out of ideas. So to add variety to my blog content, I've decided to share with all of you the story of how my love affair with books started. (Okay that sounded totally cheesy)

I've been a "book eater" for as long as I can remember. Back in primary school, in 4th grade to be specific, I joined The Book Lover's club. It's not because I loved reading then. I just ran out of options. All we would do every club period was to go the library and to... well to be honest I really don't remember all that much. LOL! I do remember the librarian giving us tasks like putting books back on the shelves (obviously she didn't care about the Dewey Decimal System. Bad librarian!) and helping the library clerk update the list of overdue books (this was in the early 2000's so it was still pretty low tech). Being part of the club also had its perks - we get a 10 centavo discount off our overdue fine and we can borrow four books every week instead of three. SCORE! 

Since we didn't have much to do during club period, I often browsed the shelves looking for cute looking books. And by cute, I mean PINK. One one special occasion I borrowed a book about Prince William because I thought he was cute. And that book was my only exception to my "cute rule" Hey, I was still a kid then so I didn't know any better. Anyway, after going through books I came across a shelf filled with several books in the Sweet Valley High series. It had girls on it, and the cover had a lot of pink or pastel colors on it. I picked one of the books, sat down on the mat, and started reading. 

I was too young to understand what Sweet Valley High is really about. I was only 10 when I first read the series. Furthermore, I wasn't even aware it was part of a series. I'm not even sure I knew what a series was yet but I kept reading the books anyway. Even if I didn't read them in order, oddly enough I was still able to enjoy the books. Maybe because I was too young so I didn't read in depth. I basically enjoyed the books because I was in a hurry to grow up and the books introduced me to a world of teen drama that I hadn't experience yet or could not watch on TV because of parental supervision. I loved Elizabeth, didn't like Jessica as much, and discovered that the name Todd had a certain appeal to it. Even if SVH's premise was more or less the same with each book, I enjoyed reading them nonetheless.

At home when my sister found out I was reading SVH, she told me to quit it. I was far too young to be reading about boys and parties and scheming around with your bestfriend. She had a point though, but of course I was too naive to see that. So to avoid getting scolded again I decided to try out a different genre. Way different.

Maybe it was the colorful cover but I decided to give Goosebumps a try. This was probably the more age appropriate choice. I was a cowardly kid... still am today at 20 years old. But I read it anyway, because I would basically read anything at that point. I needed to read. So I read it and what do you know - I enjoyed it! I actually got so spooked out by it that I wanted to read more. Who knew horror stories can actually scare people? My love for horror books didn't last long though. I eventually got bored of the same spooky stories. Even if that was the case, I think trying out Goosebumps widened my book preferences. From then on I didn't limit my choices to just the books with the "cute" covers. I really scoured the shelves at the library in search of a book with a promising plot. 

I couldn't remember what other books got my attention at that time but as far as I remember, I never stopped reading from the moment I picked Sweet Valley High out of the many books in our school's library. ;-)

How about you? Do you remember which book started your love for reading?

Book Review: Weight Loss Terrorists by Redd Kaiman

Title: Weight Loss Terrorists
Author: Redd Kaiman
Genre: Thriller/black comedy
Print length: 32 pages
But it: Amazon

Anne Kitts has let herself go ever since college. Having children has taken her out of shape, and her high calorie diet is not helping. One day, she receives a phone call. Her husband has been kidnapped. She does her best to deal with the kidnapper, but he only wants one thing: Anne has to lose weight over the next six months or her husband will be dead.

With the help of retired police officer, Paul Rice, Anne must burn the fat and outwit the kidnapper in this black comedy action thriller.

12/22/2012

Stacking The Shelves #1

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted Tynga's Reviews. This is an opportunity for bloggers to show the books they're adding to their shelves, physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrowed from friends or the library, review books, gifts and eBooks. If you want to participate in the meme be sure to drop by their site and link back to their post!

Just thought I'd try this one out because the In My Mailbox meme for the year just ended. Heh~ So anyway, these are the books I got since my last post similar to this:

(Click the photo to view it on Goodreads)

FOR REVIEW


Weight Loss Terrorists
by Redd Kaiman
*ARR copy

Prophecy Girl
by Faith McKay

After Forever Ends
by Melodie Ramone
*ARR copy

The Color of Grace
by Linda Kage
*ARR copy

Honeysuckle Love 
by S. Walden

BOUGHT

The Star Dwellers (The Dwellers #2)
by David Estes
$5.99 on Amazon.com

The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers #3)
by David Estes
$3.99 on Amazon.com

My thoughts: I'm particularly excited about showcasing this one because I just spent part of the $20.00 Amazon.com gift card I won. I didn't even have to think about which book/s I wanted to buy. I loved The Moon Dwellers (I got the first book for review) so much I just had to complete the trilogy!

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
by Jessica Sorensen
$2.99 on Amazon.com

...and I just had to buy one more. Tee hee!

GIFTED

In Your Dreams
by Amy Martin

I didn't win a signed paperback copy but Amy Martin emailed me offering to gift me a Kindle edition instead. How could I possibly refuse?! If I didn't have such a long review queue I would read and review this immediately. Thank you so much, Amy!

WON

Frost Fire
by Olivia Rivers

Book Review: The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

Title: The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers #1)
Author: David Estes
Genre: YA Dystopia
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Publication Date: June 27th 2012 by shareAread (PB), June 30th 2012 by David Estes (eBook)
Pagecount: 262 pages (eBook)
Buy it: Amazon | Smashwords 

Synopsis: In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.

To be honest, I've only read 2 (YA) dystopia books and the one that I liked was The Hunger Games. Generally I like the dystopian concept but I find that I have trouble really getting into the story because there's so much to take in. Dystopian settings are so much to digest let alone the story itself. 

I decided to give The Moon Dwellers a shot because of two things: 1) "forced underground" and 2) David Estes is super nice! Okay reason number 2 sounds like I'm sucking up but whatever.

Primarily what I liked about The Moon Dwellers are the vivid descriptions. Action packed scenes (which were a lot) were really told in detail - not just generic terms to indicate pain say inflicted by a punch to the gut and whatnot. Aside from that, since this is set in a world so different, it was nice that David Estes was able to paint a picture of how the underground Tri-Realms look, from the structures, the characters, down to their outfits. Although at one point, wherein Tristan used the word "tunic" to describe how "hot" Adele looks, I can't help but laugh. It was a bit funny (funny weird and funny ha ha at the same time) but it wasn't entirely odd. Just... funny.

Another thing I liked in particular was the pacing. I wasn't hurried into getting a feel of the conflict but at the same time it wasn't so slow that I had to skip a lot of pages just to get through it. I just hate it when some books (not just dystopian) just feed me the conflict without really helping me get into it. You know? The story slowed at key parts where you really need to take the time to read delicate back stories about certain characters without having to dwell too much on it. It was just right.

I also liked that the story was told from two alternating perspectives: Adele's and Tristan's. I liked that some chapters were connected to the one before or after it. Even if Adele and Tristan were in two different places, it's like their stories either go within one story line or they meet at one point. I think this helped keep the momentum going, which also contributed to how smoothly the story went.

I didn't really pay much attention to the love angle, or the insta love angle. Looking at it now though it's great that the love angle was inserted subtly, at least that's how I saw it. The attraction between Adele and Tristan was rooted from the weird painful physical connection that they had. My take on it is, the were curious at first but their feelings grew along the way. It was nothing wild or loud or I profess my undying love for you! It was just... there. Like I said, it was subtle to me. 

Perhaps my only issue is how late the historical background came. It's typical among dystopia novels to have the back story about how the new world came to be in the beginning of the book. But in The Moon Dwellers, it was told a few chapters in, in one of Tristan's chapters to be specific. While I appreciate that it was written in Tristan's POV (because the back story involved his bloodline), I still think it came a bit late. Before that chapter all I was thinking of was, why are they underground? Isn't it hot the nearer to you get to the Earth's core? Yeah... I tend to over think things. 

Lastly, and this is the reason why I'm giving this review a 5 out of 5 despite my little issues, I think the character development  is superb! I've always said that the only way for me to give a book a 5-star rating is if it gives me a hangover. Considering the fact that this book is first in a trilogy, it's bound to leave you hanging. But a hangover is different - it's the pull that makes you want to continue reading or to read it again. That same pull that leaves you wishing the characters in the book were real and that you're friends with them. I've read books with sequels that weren't very engaging so even if it did have a cliffhanger, I didn't bother reading the next books. The Moon Dwellers had a lineup of characters that would really leave you attached to the story so much so that they'll make you laugh with them, cry with them, celebrate with them. 

I highly recommend that you read The Moon Dwellers. If you liked The Hunger Games, then I bet you'll like this too. Well formed plot, remarkable set of characters, overall great writing - what more can you ask for?

My Rating:

(Refer to rating system)

Side note/P.S.
I know it resembled a bit of The Hunger Games in terms of the power struggle, i.e. the poorer realms give the rich realm supplies, the rich realm lives lavishly while the poorer ones suffer etc etc. Even if this is present, I didn't factor it in in this review because in dystopian books there's has to be a class/power struggle. I'm only saying this as a "side note" because I want to give the future readers a heads up... before you go saying stuff like "this is just like The Hunger Games yada yada yada." Keep in mind that what makes THG different is well... THE HUNGER GAMES. The Moon Dwellers' plot is different but equally exciting.
About the author
David Estes

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

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***I received an e-copy of this book for review.***
 This review is based solely on my opinion.

12/21/2012

Feature and Follow Friday #1


Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q: What have you learned from book blogging that you didn’t know before about the publishing industry?

A: Off the top of my head, I learned all about the promotions that book bloggers help authors/publishers with. When I first started blogging I didn't even know what a book tour was! I also didn't know what ARCs were etc etc. I really had to read up on book blogging 101 in order for me to learn how authors/publishers and book bloggers work hand in hand. 

Leave a link to your Feature and Follow post and I'll check it out!
Oh and... I follow back. ;-)

Cover Reveal: Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Cover designed by Once Upon a Time Covers
Title: Wrecked (Clayton Falls #3)
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Spring/Summer of 2013

When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?

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About the author
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
CONTACT INFOMATION

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12/20/2012

Cover Reveal: Dangerous by Suzannah Daniels

I'm very excited to be part of the team of bloggers doing the cover reveal for Suzannah Daniel's new YA contemporary romance, Dangerous! Without further adieu...

Cover designed by Okay Creations
Title: Dangerous
Author: Suzannah Daniels
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication date: February 10th 2013

Stone Hamilton had never known fear…until the accident.  Since then, his life has spiraled out of control.  He’s been kicked out of private school, deemed a disappointment by his father, and forced to endure his own guilt, anger, and grief.  The last thing he wants is a relationship with someone who will have expectations of him.  But once he’s enticed by the shimmering pink lips of the oh-so-popular, academically-excelling, straitlaced hottie from his new school, he knows he’s in trouble.   

Seventeen-year-old Dara Golding has one goal for the summer.  Make enough money to buy a car, so that she can drive to school her senior year.  After starting a new job, she realizes that she’ll be working with the brooding, motorcycle-riding, bad boy who started attending Quail Mountain High last year.  With his less than stellar reputation, he’s everything she’s afraid of…and that makes him dangerous.

Their undeniable attraction has Stone struggling with his inner demons.  As Dara slowly allows Stone to claim her heart, a little white lie to cover an ugly truth could determine whether she’s his savior or the final straw that will break his sanity.


That guy on the cover... woo! *fans self*
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About the author
Suzannah Daniels

Suzannah Daniels has had an affinity for words for as long as she can remember. She grew up in North Georgia with four brothers, so she learned at an early age to admire snakes and motorcycles.  When she wasn't pestering her brothers, she could usually be found reading or writing. She is the author of Viking's Embrace, a historical romance, and Ghostly Encounter, Book One of her Ghostly series (young adult paranormal romance). Currently, she lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and her teenage daughter. Her son lives nearby. The family pets include a Lab mix, a Basset Hound, a Shih Tzu, and a sweet, little kitty.

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12/19/2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #3: Just One Day

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

Title: Just One Day (Just One Day #1)
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Expected Publication: January 8th, 2013

Synopsis: A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay.

When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon! 

What are you waiting on? :-)
If you want to participate in the meme, go to Jill's page to add your post's link.

12/18/2012

Cover Reveal & Giveaway (US & INTL): The Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti


Design by Regina Wamba at maeidesign.com
Title: The Dracian Legacy (Book 1 of the Dracian Legacy Trilogy)
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Release Date: February 14th, 2013
Blog Tour Dates: February 12th through March 15th, 2013
Availability: E-book and print format through self-publish
Word count: 85,000

Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to be difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by forces that are beyond her control, including the leader of the Telalians.

With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

Can I just say, I absolutely love the cover! And I'm not just saying that because I'm one of the bloggers doing the cover reveal. It really does look magical! Plus, I have a thing for YA paranormal/fantasy novels so this is definitely my cup of tea. ;-)
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About the author
Priya Kanaparti

Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now living in Boise, ID. She attended Wayne State University for her undergrad degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology, and University of Phoenix for her Masters in Business Administration. Priya works as a project manager in software field during the day and lives in the world of her characters during the nights and weekends. She had found the love for reading and writing early this year, when she stayed home with her year old and needed something to occupy those 'downtime' hours. 

She loves playing tennis on a good summer day and chess during the cold winters, but reading and writing has become a year round hobby.

She lives in Boise with her husband, son and a Yorkie. Dracian Legacy is her debut novel.

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Along with the cover reveal, is an awesome giveaway
The eBooks giveaway is international while the swag is US only.

Just so you know the prizes:

2 winners will receive an e-book of Dracian Legacy
1 winner will receive 2 e-books of their choice from Shelly Crane's Significance Series
1 winner will receive 2 e-books of their choice from Jennifer Armentrout's Covenant Series
1 winner will receive swag from Shelly Crane



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