4/30/2013

Book Blast + Giveaway: Have No Shame by Melissa Foster



Title: Have No Shame
Author: Melissa Foster
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Expected Publication: May 6th 2013 by World Literary Press
Purchase: Amazon

The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms—and her own beliefs—when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.

Alison has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother’s Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.

When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.

HAVE NO SHAME is an emotionally compelling coming of age novel featuring a young woman who cannot reconcile the life she wants with the one she’s been brought up to live.Have No Shame will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love, and those who have been forced to choose between what they know in their hearts to be true, and what others would like them to believe.

4/29/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine

Title: Click to Subscribe
Author: L.M. Augustine
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: May 9th, 2013
Format Acquired: ARC from the author

135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them. 

As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I ♥ Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she'd have on.

To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.

Author Spotlight #5 + Giveaway: Lilliana Anderson


Title: A Beautiful Struggle (Beautiful #1)
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
MY REVIEW

Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.

Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina – except watch her get hurt again.

That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office’s ‘No Dating’ policy.

Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies.



Title: A Beautiful Forever (Beautiful #2)
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Awesomness Level: OH. YEAH.
MY REVIEW

After ruining the best relationship he has ever had, Elliot's life takes a turn for the worse and he isn't happy with who he's become.

Deciding to spend three months in the UK on a working visa, in a bid to find himself again, he boards a plane to London. During the flight he meets Paige, a fellow Aussie with a closed heart and a lot to hide.

The closer he gets to Paige the more he's sure that she's hiding something. Will it be enough to send him running? Or does he love her enough to fight this time?

4/28/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

Title: Waiting on Forever (The Forever Series #2)
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: April 8th, 2013
Format Acquired: ARC in exchange for an honest review
Purchase: Amazon

(Spin-off of Planning on Forever)

College.

Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning. 

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett. College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school. When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom. Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend. Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be seen because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none. 

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?


4/27/2013

Blogger Spotlight #4: Faye @ The Social Potato Reviews




PROFILE

Name: Faye M.
Blog Name: The Social Potato Reviews
Blogoversary: November 19, 2011
Preferred Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic
Short bio: I'm a 20 year old Filipina in love with YA and with French culture. I only started reading seriously last year, thanks to a Malaysian friend of mine who introduced me to The Hunger Games. Before that, I would read like 1-2 titles a year (not including readings for uni), sometimes none at all. When I review, I get really analytical, and would sometimes scrutinize even the tiniest of details, but I hold myself back because who'd like to read overly serious reviews, right? I love reading about zombies, end of the world stories, conspiracies, and the like - anything that could thrill this heart of mine! I may be hard on some 1 or 2 star reviews, but I'm actually a softie. I cryreally easily.

4/26/2013

The Boyfriend App Blog Tour: Review + Katie's Tens List + Giveaway



Title: The Boyfriend App
Author: Katie Sise
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: April 30th 2013 by Balzer & Bray
Format Acquired: ARC from publisher via Edelweiss
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

In The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise, super-smart, somewhat geeky Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to get out of high school. Her father’s death and the transformation of her one-time BFF, Blake Dawkins, into her worst nightmare have her longing for the new start college will bring.

But college takes money. So Audrey decides she has to win the competition for the best app designed by a high schooler—and the $200,000 that comes with it. She develops something she calls the Boyfriend App, and suddenly she’s the talk of the school and getting kissed by the hottest boys around. But can the Boyfriend App bring Audrey true love?

4/24/2013

Book Blast + Giveaway: Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) by Elizabeth Norris



Title: Unbreakable (Unraveling #2)
Author: Elizabeth Norris
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Published: April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

4/23/2013

Suddenly Royal Release Day Launch Review + Giveaway



Title: Suddenly Royale
Author: Nichole Chase
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: April 23rd 2013
Format Acquired: ARC

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

4/22/2013

Author Interview #4: Melodie Ramone


Title: After Forever Ends
Author: Melodie Ramone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook, 462 pages
Published: October 1st 2012
Published by: Gingersnap Press

Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton has lived a lonely life. That is until her father moves the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she is enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, and meets the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander. Her regrettable life is changed forever. 

Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, Silvia finds herself torn away from everything she thought she knew. Married too soon, she moves with Oliver to a rustic cabin deep in a Welsh wood and embarks upon a life she'd never planned for, surviving on hope she never knew existed and faith she never knew she had. Through the years of laughter, joy, sorrow and tears, she makes her way through university and onto a career, only to surrender her ambition to raising her children and living a life that was strikingly "normal". But what is normal? Certainly not what ensues in the wood.

True love, faeries, friendship, loves lost and gained. Fate, doubt, friendship, strength and courage, Silvia's story could belong to anyone, but it is her own. Simple yet extraordinary, told with wit and candor, Silvia unravels the tangled web of her days as she reveals the secrets that exist in an ancient wood, how hearts given freely can become the stuff of magic, and how true happiness is never any further than one's own back garden.

4/20/2013

Blogger Spotlight #3: Nancy @ Tumbling Books

Today I'm so excited to share with you my interview with Nancy of Tumbling Books. I had so much fun reading her answers (read them and you'll see why). She even included a photo of her calendar. Yowza! This girl's busy. Anyway! Heeeeere's Nancy! :D



Name: Nancy
Blog Name: Tumbling Books
Blogoversary: October 16, 2011
Preferred genres: Young Adult mostly, though I do like Adult books on occasion and SOMETIMES middle grade books
Short Bio: I'm a 21 year old college student (kind of a senior) and intern. I'm DYING to graduate already, because I feel like I've been at school forever. In "real" life, I'm the most anti-social person ever. I hate seeing people and I hate having to leave the house. Um.. I know Spanish! It's my first language and I know some swear words in Tagalog (I had a friend from the Philippines) that I love to say in my head when I'm angry. (hahahaha hi Nancy -Sab) I'm pretty quiet, NOT shy. When I do want to talk, I talk nonstop. I love Twitter and I love my blog!

4/19/2013

(ARC) Book Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

Title: The Collector (Dante Walker #1)
Author: Victoria Scott
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Published: March 25th 2013 by Entangled Teen
Format Acquired: ARC from publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!)

He makes good girls...bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.

4/16/2013

Blog Tour Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Click HERE for the Tour Schedule

Title: Mila 2.0 (MILA 2.0 #1)
Author: Debra Driza
Genre: Young Adult SciFi
Published: March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books

Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past—that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity-style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.

4/15/2013

Let's all take a moment...

...to fangirl.

Why? Because the Catching Fire teaser trailer's out. That's why! 
And since I'm way too excited about this I'm sharing it on my blog as well. 


That's just the "teaser" trailer. 
I don't know how much more awesomeness I can take when the full trailer comes out. 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens on November 22, 2013.
(Source: TheHungerGamesMovie on Youtube)

And if for some bizarre reason you have no idea what this is (tsk tsk), head on to Goodreads and find out.

Author Spotlight #3 + Giveaway: Joy Elbel

Title: Shades of Summer 
Series: The Haunting Ruby Series, Book 1
Author: Joy Elbel
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Purchase: Amazon

Love…the only thing more powerful than death.

Seventeen year old Ruby Matthews spent the last year of her life crippled by guilt and grief over the death of longtime friend and boyfriend Seeley “Lee” Lucas. Feeling that a change of scenery might snap her back to reality, Ruby’s father moves the family out of their home in the Philadelphia suburb of Trinity and into small town life in Charlotte’s Grove, Pennsylvania. Life is better here for Ruby—she quickly makes friends with handsome Zach Mason and his twin sister Rachel. Every moment spent with Zach makes life and love seem possible again. But passion comes with a high price. Things are not what they seem at Rosewood, the Matthews’ historic plantation-style home. Paranormal activity at the mansion intensifies as she draws closer to Zach. Is it Lee—coming back to claim her heart and maybe even her soul? Or is something more sinister hiding in the shadows? Ruby must delve into her own past and the history of Rosewood before it is too late.

Book Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Title: Bared To You (Crossfire #1)
Author: Sylvia Day
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: January 1st 2012 by Berkley Trade
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… 

He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...


4/13/2013

Blogger Spotlight #2: Charlie @ Letter Trails



PROFILE

Name: Charlie
Blog Name: Letter Trails
Blogoversary: October 31st, 2012
Preferred genres: Young Adult
Short Bio: I am Charlie but unfortunately, I am not a boy. It’s rare to see me, even walking around the university, without my earphones so that pretty much hints about my relationship with music. But two things I am deeply in love with are books and coffee.



4/11/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Title: Second Chance Boyfriend (Drew + Fable #2)
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: April 6th, 2013

Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her.

But now I realize how truly lost I am without her. She has become my story…and even though she acts like she’s moved on, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. She’s beautiful, sweet—and so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is help her. Be there for her. Love her…

If only I could convince Fable to give me a second chance. Then I wouldn’t feel so lost anymore, and neither would she. We could be found together.

Forever.

4/10/2013

The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour: Secondary Character Guest Post




Hey guys! For today's stop on the blog tour I have a blog entry from Pam Rubinstein. Pam is Izzy's mom's bestfriend and also works as an Administrator in Broomington High School's main office. Fun fact: The recipe is actually from Mindy's mom who named it, "Challah Souffle." Check it out! And enjoy :D

January Black Book Blast

Title: January Black
Author: Wendy S. Russo
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Kindle

Sixteen-year-old genius Matty Ducayn has never fit in on The Hill, an ordered place seriously lacking a sense of humor. After his school’s headmaster expels him for a small act of mischief, Matty’s future looks grim until King Hadrian comes to his rescue with a challenge: answer a question for a master’s diploma.

More than a second chance, this means freedom. Masters can choose where they work, a rarity among Regents, and the question is simple.

What was January Black?

It’s a ship. Everyone knows that. Hadrian rejects that answer, though, and Matty becomes compelled by curiosity and pride to solve the puzzle. When his search for an answer turns up long-buried state secrets, Matty’s journey becomes a collision course with a deadly royal decree. He's been set up to fail, which forces him to choose. Run for his life with the challenge lost...or call the king’s bluff.

4/09/2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Oracle of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan

Title: Oracle of Philadelphia (Earthbound Angels, #1)
Author: Elizabeth Corrigan
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Pages: 222
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble Nook | Kobo | Amazon Paperback

Carrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.

Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.

Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she cannot bear to see another good man damned when it is within her power to prevent it.

In order to renegotiate his contract, Carrie must travel into the depths of hell and parley with the demons that control its pathways. As the cost of her journey rises, Carrie must determine how much she is willing to sacrifice to save one good soul.

Release Day Launch Giveaway: Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy

Title: Second Chance Boyfriend (Drew + Fable #2)
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: April 6th, 2013

Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her.

But now I realize how truly lost I am without her. She has become my story…and even though she acts like she’s moved on, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. She’s beautiful, sweet—and so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is help her. Be there for her. Love her…

If only I could convince Fable to give me a second chance. Then I wouldn’t feel so lost anymore, and neither would she. We could be found together.

Forever.

Book Review: One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

Title: One Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable #1)
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: January 10th, 2013

Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…

Me.

I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.

Forever.

4/08/2013

Author Spotlight #2 + Giveaway: Amy Martin

Title: In Your Dreams (In Your Dreams #1)
Author: Amy Martin
Genre: Young Adult
Published: August 16th 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Sixteen-year-old Zara "Zip" McKee lives for three things: basketball, books, and bailing out of tiny Titusville, Illinois, where the junior high and high school are in the same building and everyone's known everyone else since birth. But when Kieran Lanier moves to town and passes out on her desk on his first day at school, Zip's life gets complicated in a way she never dreamed. 

Kieran has narcolepsy, and although he sometimes struggles to stay awake, he has no trouble capturing Zip's heart and trusting her with his most guarded secret--he sees bits and pieces of the future in his dreams. 

But just when Zip thinks that maybe she can handle having a boyfriend who sees things before they happen, her budding relationship with Kieran gets a jolt when Kieran's parents reveal that his sleeping disorder is not what it seems and may be putting them in harm's way. And when Zip begins to have unsettling dreams, she must decide if she can live with knowing the future in advance when she's afraid of what might happen.

*Recommended for Young Adult readers 13 and up (mild cursing, some adult situations)

4/06/2013

Sab The Book Eater 2.0: Legit

At first this post just says:
"BLOG IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION"

But after going through post after post, trying to edit things to match the new layout I decided to add this line:
"....ah screw this, I'm not going to edit every single post anymore."

So yeah. Here it is! New blog layout. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take a screenshot of my old layout but don't worry! You're not missing much. I made my old layout and it sucked. I can only do so much with Photoshop and HTML/CSS, you know?

After weeks of worrying that my giveaway luck has run out, I received the most fantastic email from Megan and Chri of Ink Skies. They had a series of giveaways for their one year blogoversary and one of them was for a blog redesign. And guess who won? (No really, what's the point of making you guess)

One of my friends described my new blog look saying, "it looks more legit." IT DOES, RIGHT!!!

Big big thanks to Megan and Chri for making this pretty blog layout. 
You ladies are all kinds of amazeballs! *hugs*

Blogger Spotlight #1: Megan Knowles @ Southern Owl Reads


I started featuring authors on my page, I figured why not feature bloggers as well? :D So for my first blogger spotlight, here's Megan of Southern Owl Reads!

PROFILE

Name: Megan Knowles
Blog Name: Southern Owl Reads
Blog URL: southernowlreads.blogspot.com
Blogoversary: December 5, 2011
Favorite genre/s: Young Adult
Short Bio: I am from a small town in Alabama. I am 22 years old. I am a future teacher. I want to make a difference in a child's life. I love my family, my fiance, and my dogs. I love to read and I love scrapbooking. I love blogging, and meeting new people so make sure to follow my blog and twitter!


4/04/2013

Ice Country Book Tour Promo


Ice Country (The Country Saga #2)
by David Estes

Dazz, a hard-edged, fun-loving Icer, likes fighting, particularly while at his favorite watering hole. However, while recovering from a particularly bad break up, his decision to engage in a brutal pubroom brawl leads to a series of events that thrust him into a dark and mysterious scandal involving King Goff, the ice country ruler.

When his seven-year-old sister is abducted in the dark of night, Dazz pledges to do whatever it takes to get her back, embarking on a quest that threatens to rip apart the very fabric that's barely holding his shattered family together.

Along the way he meets a group of unlikely allies in the form of a travelling group of fire country natives. Can Dazz, when joined with his best friend, Buff, and new tan-skinned friends, defeat the King and his guards before it's too late for his sister?

4/03/2013

Going Under Ultimate Prize Pack Giveaway

Recently Going Under by S.Walden had a cover change. And because I'm a cover junkie and this happens to be one of my favorite books now, I'm going to gush over it for a sec ;-)

 Here's the old cover:


And here's the new cover:


Pretty good right?! I like the old cover, don't get me wrong. It basically conveys everything about this book. Especially the half naked chick on it. But the new cover looks so...... pretty. *googly eyes* Yes, "pretty" is my word for covers I like. Everything looks balanced and neat. And the girl's facial expression on the cover looks perfect! I can totally imagine Brooke. Ahhh!! PRETTY~

Jack Templar Book Blast

Title: Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy
Author: Jeff Gunhus
Series: The Templay Chronicles Book 2
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more terrifying than anything he’s faced so far.


4/02/2013

MARCH Stacking The Shelves / In My Mailbox

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. 


In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the opportunity to show which books they have received, bought, won, or borrowed.

If you want to participate in either memes be sure to drop by their sites and link back to their posts!


Redemption Ebook Winners Announced!

I finally picked the winners for the Redemption blog tour giveaway! Two winners will get a Kindle copy of Redemption by Venise Webb.

4/01/2013

Author Spotlight #1 + Giveaway: Melissa Wray


Title: Destiny Road
Author: Melissa Wray
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Published: August 15th, 2012 by Morris Publishing Australia

Destiny Road is about a sixteen year old girl Jessica, who is building up to making a most important decision. One that will affect the rest of her life. It is a story of decision, growth and acceptance.

Jessica is sixteen when she meets Bill for the first time. Six months later she is moved away by her mother, to begin a new life, away from what she knows. Away from the man she is just realising she might have wanted in her life all along, her biological father. So begins Jessica’s journey of living with the choices made by herself and those around her.


Cover Reveal and a (Huge) Giveaway: The Kiss-Off (Book 1 & 2) by Sarah Billington

Cover designed by Billington Media

The Kiss-Off (Book 1)
by Sarah Billington 
Genre: YA Contemporary

WARNING: Sexual references, occassional coarse language.



When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global. 

A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped. 

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

Cover Reveal: The Guardian by T.M. Franklin




Title: The Guardians (Book #2 In The "More" Series)
Author: T. M. Franklin
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy

It’s not every day a girl discovers she’s not entirely human and unlocks hidden powers strong enough to make even the First Race take notice. Then again, Ava Michaels is no ordinary girl.

Now, the Race’s Ruling Council wants her under their control, and that’s just the beginning of her problems. Her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, has disappeared—accused of betraying the Race—and Ava herself is implicated in a crime she didn’t commit.

Clearing their names will mean uncovering a web of deceit and intrigue with Ava woven right in the center. To unravel the strands, she joins forces with some unlikely allies; a Protector who once haunted her nightmares, a young girl with secrets as unexpected as Ava’s, and a group of rebel Guardians who have their own fight against the Council.

Together they stand in a battle to find the truth, bring Caleb home, and secure Ava’s freedom—not to mention save her life.