9/30/2013

Book Blast: Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett



Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity #1)
by Angela Corbett
Published: December 6th 2011 by Pendrell Publishing (first published December 2nd 2011)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.

All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

9/27/2013

Book Review: Barbie World by Heidi Acosta

Barbie World (Baby Doll #2)
by Heidi Acosta
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: August 14th 2013
Format Acquired: ebook for review (thanks Heidi and Giselle of Xpresso Book Tours!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
“One Night is all it took to change everything between Barbie and me. One night to potentially lose the girl of my dreams forever. How do I prove to her that she can trust me? That all I want to do is protect her carefully guarded heart. I need to prove to her that I want to be a part of her world. But how?”

Dylan lost Barbie once before, now he is determined more than ever to win her heart and trust back. Easier said than done, especially with the new hot guy in town who is in a rock band and is the complete opposite of Dylan.

Barbie has been hurt beyond repair or so she thinks. It would be easier for heart to decide if she didn’t have to protect her little brother. And if Dylan would just put on a shirt! Dylan is not making this easy on her. It helps to have the distraction of the new guy in town cute bad boy Kai. But even though her heart is damaged it still knows what it wants.

When Barbie learns she has a family and with the help of Roxie and Kai, oh and Third and Dylan. They embark on a journey to help bring Barbie closer to a past she never knew existed.

Heidi Acosta brings you the heart felt story of friendship, love and heartbreak in the second book in the Baby doll series Barbie World.

Book Review: Fire Country by David Estes

Fire Country (Country Saga #1)
by David Estes
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Published: January 29th 2013
Format Acquired: ebook from author (thanks, David!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Smashwords
In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely. 

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.

Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with. 

As the desert sands run out on her life's hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.

Book Review: The Sun Dwellers by David Estes

The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers #3)
by David Estes
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Published: Published November 27th 2012 (first published November 23rd 2012)
Format Acquired: ebook from Amazon
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Kobo | Smashwords
Includes a bonus Dwellers Short Story (Anna's Story) and a sneak peek at David Estes' follow up YA dystopian series, Fire Country!

With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.

Tristan has a secret, too, one that's been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all, and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?

At the same time, Adele's mother, General Rose, must lead her soldiers into battle to face the sun dweller army in the hopes of holding them off until Adele can complete her mission. Can she outlast the strength of President Nailin's elite fighting force?

There's only one truth in their world: someone must die.

9/26/2013

Blog Tour Promo + Giveaway: My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling



My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)
by Tellulah Darling
Publication date: April 1st 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:
a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy yoga girls, and being on probation  at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.

Literally.

This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.

Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.

Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …

… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.

My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

9/25/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Phoenix by Lilliana Anderson

Phoenix: The Beauty in Between (Beautiful #2.5)
by Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected publication: September 30th 2013
Format Acquired: eARC from author (thanks Lilli!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore (links will be updated when book goes live)
Please note - Phoenix is part of the Beauty in Between series. It is the companion book to A Beautiful Forever. While it can be read on its own, it would be better to read it after you have already read Forever.

After being unceremoniously kicked out of home at a young age, Paige is forced to fend for herself.

In a bid to survive, she does things that most people would never dream of, and stops caring about herself as a result.

When the fastest way to get food and shelter is to use her body, and the fastest way to forget is to self medicate, Paige embarks on a steady downward spiral. Until, finally she hits rock bottom…

In A Beautiful Forever we got to know Paige as she battled the demons of her past to move forward with her future and find her happy ever after. Now, in Phoenix, we get to see the moments those demons were created and how she managed to get her life back on track.

9/24/2013

Book Review: The Star Dwellers by David Estes

The Star Dwellers (The Dwellers #2)
by David Estes
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Published: September 30th 2012 by David Estes (first published September 25th 2012)
Format Acquired: ebook from Amazon
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Kobo | Smashwords
After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers.

Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the star dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.

Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the sun dweller soldiers destroy her family?

Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways?

Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?

In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die.

9/23/2013

Release Day ARC Review + Giveaway: Second Chance Summer by Emma Hart

Second Chance Summer (Chance Series, #1)
by Emma Hart
Release Date: Monday, September 23rd
Cover Design by: Emma Hart
Format Acquired: eARC from author (thanks, Emma!!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Kobo
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Love Game and Playing for Keeps is a story of hope and the beauty of getting a second chance at the kind of love that comes once in a lifetime…

“You don’t get a love like ours and get to leave it behind.”

Kia James was never meant to return to her hometown of Harlan Grove, Alabama… But she has.
And Reese Pembleton was definitely not supposed to still be in love with her the way she is him… But he is.

Last summer was the summer to end all summers. It was the summer they both fell in too deep to get out, and try as she might, Kia can’t deny that whatever was there between them a year ago is still there. If she’s honest with herself, there’s so much more there than there ever was, but the way her dad walked out six years ago has shattered her belief of that fairytale love every girl craves.

Reese isn’t giving up so easily. His biggest mistake was not chasing after Kia the way he wanted to when she upped and left him without a word. Despite what she says, he knows her better than anyone, and he knows she still wants him the way he wants her. And this time, nothing will stop him from getting – and keeping – his girl.

But nothing is that easy. When Kia’s dad arrives back in town, family secrets come tumbling out she never realized existed. Everything her mom has ever told her about the reason he left is a lie – but how can she trust the man who, by his own admission, didn’t fight for her as hard as he could have?

With her past and present wants and needs colliding, Kia is thrown into the turmoil of the biggest decisions of her life. And she realizes, sometimes a second chance is all you need.

9/21/2013

I Have a Confession: I'm Getting Tired of Sexy Covers

This sort of like a topic post except it sounds more like me thinking out loud. Which isn't always pretty. Or organized. This is me blabbing. That's why I'm calling this The Confessional.
Let's get one thing straight before I officially begin my ranty post: I read romance. Plenty of New Adult romance. If you're a frequent visitor on this site you'll see just how true that is. I read romance a lot and I actually love it (well at least some stellar ones. Some are just typical.) Blogging for 9 months now has introduced me to a wide selection of contemporary romances. There's one thing that's common to almost all of them: the sexy covers.

Book Blitz + Giveaways (TWO!): Kinetic by S.K. Anthony


Kinetic (The Luminaries #1)
by S.K. Anthony
Publication date:  September 2013
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…

9/20/2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon


Life, Love, & Lemons 
by Magan Vernon
Publication date: August 20th 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it's crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Stone. But as their relationship blossoms, a jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.

9/19/2013

The 1-Click Junkie

Okay so I went kinda crazy seeing all the 99 cent books on Amazon right now. I'm posting them (and others) here because I know there are a lot of 1-Click junkies out there. Like me. Tee hee. 
YOU MUST CHECK THEM OUT.

P.S. I'll try to do this whenever I can find a lot of great deals at a time. Otherwise, I'll post them on my Facebook page.

Book Review: Uninvitedby Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers

Uninvited (South Hills Sidekicks #1)
by Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers
Publication date: February 11th 2012
Genre: Humorous Young Adult Chick-Lit
Format Acquired: Paperback from authors (thank you!)
Purchase: Amazon
When Alley started her senior year at Upper East High in the South Hills area, it was supposed to be the usual drag of hanging out with people who spent more on one outfit than Alley did on her entire wardrobe. That was until Kirsten, a girl in their clique, suddenly goes missing and the only people who seem to care are her friends. All evidence leads to the new comer Shane, a cocky and self-pretentious person in Alley’s opinion, but the police seem uninterested so she and the rest of the girls start a little investigation of their own. But they are nowhere closer to finding Kirsten than when they started and now they had the police’s attention; just not in the way they expected. The girls have to start over and discover that maybe it wasn’t an outsider who took Kirsten, but someone within their own clique who has something to hide; a secret that just might have gotten Kirsten killed.

9/17/2013

Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans



Not Pretty Enough
by Jaimie Admans
Date of Publication: August 1, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA comedy
Purchase: Amazon
“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

-- -- -- -- --
Not Pretty Enough is a contemporary young adult comedy suitable for ages thirteen and over.


Book two in the series will be released early 2014.

9/16/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: July 1st 2013 by K.B. Ritchie (first published June 13th 2013)
No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her can barely help himself.

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Sia by Josh Grayson


Sia
by Josh Grayson
Publication date: November 20th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.


9/15/2013

Featured: Jill Sanders' 3,000 Likes Giveaway


Get a chance to win a Kindle Wi-Fi, complete series ebook sets, autographed copies of Jill Sanders' books, and gift cards when she hits 3,000 Likes!

I Have a Confession: Blogging is Hard, Man

This sort of like a topic post except it sounds more like me thinking out loud. Which isn't always pretty. Or organized. This is me blabbing. That's why I'm calling this The Confessional.
When I started this blog last year I had no idea there was this HUGE book blogging community. I basically posted whatever I liked, reviewed books whenever I liked, and I didn't care how my layout looked (it was hideous). Heck I didn't even know what GFC was! But then I discovered the big world of book blogging and I got sucked in. The first few months were fine. I was getting blog followers and quite a number of pageviews. It got me excited. I decided I wanted to be a blogger-blogger. Not just a blogger-whenever-I-feel-like-it-blogger. I was able to post almost everyday, sometimes I'd post more than one entry in a day. Things were great. But then senior year rolled in and things got pretty messy.

9/13/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Commitment by Lilliana Anderson

Commitment: The Beauty in Between (Beautiful #2.25)
by Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected publication: September 15th 2013
Format Acquired: eARC (thanks, Lilli!)
Purchase: Amazon | iBooks (Links will be updated once the book goes live)
**New Adult Romance - contains sexual references suitable for mature audiences only**

The Beauty in Between is a series of companion stories to be read after 'Beautiful Series' Novel. Commitment follows on from 'A Beautiful Forever'.

All his life David has seen Katrina as the one woman he wanted in his life forever, and Katrina has felt the same.

So why does she keep putting off their wedding?

When they meet Elliot's new wife and family, David can't help but notice that Katrina is acting strangely. The questions is... why?

Old insecurities and feelings resurface to threaten their happiness. Will their love be enough overcome them and get them to the alter?

**Beautiful Series Reading Order (includes The Beauty in Between)**

A Beautiful Struggle (book 1)
(Too Close)
A Beautiful Forever (book 2)
(Commitment)
(Phoenix)
A Beautiful Melody (book 3)

9/12/2013

Book Blast + Giveaway: The Earth Dwellers by David Estes

Coupon code for a free copy of Fire Country
See the rest of the post to get it :)

 



Your favorite Dwellers and Country Saga characters come together in this epic seventh book!

As President Borg  Lecter threatens to annihilate the Country tribes in order to expand his  glass-domed empire, Adele ventures into the belly of the beast. Her  only hope of survival is the consolidation of Dwellers and Country power  before it’s too late.

Former demagogue President Nailin is  eliminated, yet civil unrest infects every alliance. To save Adele,  President Tristan faces his greatest challenge yet: unifying unfriendly  Dwellers in the Tri-Realms to raise an army against Lecter. Meanwhile,  Dazz must convince the Ice Country leaders to march with Siena and the  Tri-Tribes on the gates of the Glass City.

The world sits on the  edge of a knife. Will Adele, Tristan, Dazz, and Siena defeat Lecter and  his army of killers before the Glassies wipe them off the face of the  Earth?

Sale Alert: Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

Reaping Me Softly is on SALE for $.99 in anticipation for the release of Unreap My Heart on September 17th!

Reaping Me Softly (The Reaper Series #1)
by Kate Evangelista 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 
ISBN: 978-1-623429-11-0
E-ISBN: 978-1-623429-11-9
Length: Novel
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Cover art by: Liliana Sanches
Published by: Omnific Publishing
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

Book 2 coming real soon!
(Buy links will be added once the book is live)

Unreap My Heart (The Reaper Series #2)
by Kate Evangelista
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-623420-49-9
E-ISBN: 978-1-623420-50-5
Length: Novel
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Cover art by: Liliana Sanches
Published by: Omnific Publishing


Only a villain can save the day.

During his thousand year banishment in the Nethers, Balthazar thought of nothing but taking over the Crossroads from Death.

On the day he puts his plans into action, Balthazar finds the Crossroads on lockdown. Death has been stabbed by Brianne’s Bitterness, a blade that slowly leaches him of his powers. In order to challenge Death for his seat and prevent utter chaos, Balthazar is forced into a mission to find the Redeemer, the only being capable of pulling out the blade from Death’s chest. The only person who can identify the Redeemer is a human girl in the Crossroads whose soul is still attached to her body.

Meeting Arianne Wilson pushes Balthazar’s patience to the limit. In a deal he makes with Death, he must protect Arianne during their journey through the Underverse using all the resources available to him. He soon realizes the one he needs to protect is himself. For as much harm as it inflicts on Balthazar's body, trekking through the Underverse with Arianne is proving more dangerous for his heart and soul.

Can the villain remain a villain when love gets in the way? 

9/11/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Two Roads by L.M. Augustine

Two Roads
by L.M. Augustine
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: August 26th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inx.
Format Acquired: eARC (thanks L.M.!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

9/07/2013

Trailer Reveal Blitz + Giveaway: Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas


Deadly Kisses
by Kerri Cuevas
Publication: March 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon | WiDo Publishing
Aiden Grant has a killer kiss.  Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.

Then things get messy.

Aiden is assigned to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved. When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, she is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.

Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?

9/05/2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza













Well Played
By Katrina Ramos Atienza
Purchase: AmazonSmashwords | Paperback
Patrice Reyes is starting her junior year at the University and she's convinced it's going to be the best semester ever. For starters, it looks like this is the year her team will win the regional football (soccer, for you Yanks) championships. Her subjects are looking good, and there's even a chance she might finally get somewhere with her rock star crush. But a new classmate—arrogant, cold Math nerd ( 'nuff said)—is seriously throwing off her groove. Will she ever get rid of him and have the awesome semester she deserves? Or is there truth to never judging (Math) books by their cover?




Cover Reveal: arbitrate by Megan Thomason

arbitrate (daynight #2)
by Megan Thomason
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Expected publication: October 29th 2013

Remember The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Earth's benevolent non-profit by day, Thera's totalitarian regime by night. They’ve stepped up their game on Earth and on Thera—infiltrating political parties, preying on the downtrodden, and planning offensive maneuvers. And they’re handing out more “second chances” than ever before. The SCI’s abuse of their charter leads to Arbiter oversight and bitter consequences.

Remember Kira Donovan. Broken, burdened, and evading those who wish her harm, Kira enlists the Arbiters’ help when forced to return to the clutches of the SCI and her angry, estranged love.

Remember Blake Sundry. Exiled, determined, and packing an agenda, Blake seeks assistance on Earth and Thera to use his newfound knowledge to bring down the SCI.

Remember Ethan Darcton. Overworked, emotional, and holding a grudge, Ethan hunts down his stolen property, but finds himself in awkward territory, stuck between the Arbiters and the SCI.

Full of action, competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, arbitrate is Megan Thomason's third installment in the award-winning daynight series after daynight and clean slate complex (a daynight story).


Praise for daynight:

2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist-Young Adult Fiction, ForeWord Reviews

"Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story" —Kirkus Reviews

"Gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts; high stakes; powerful narrative; surprises keep coming; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters; Readers will be hungry for the sequels.”—BlueInk Review (starred review)

"Thomason's description of Thera's totalitarianism will make fans of Brave New World shiver... SCI, her fantasy corporation, has disturbing parallels to actual companies and regimes that claim to do good while harming people... The author deftly appeals to both romance-loving teens as well as those intrigued by young adults fighting the establishment.”—ForeWord Clarion Review, 4 stars 

Purchase daynight

About the author
Megan Thomason

Bestselling, award-winning author Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone--over 600 in the last year--or attending to the needs of her family. Megan's fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac.

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9/03/2013

Book Blitz + Interview + Giveaway: Only Between Us by Mila Ferrera



Only Between Us by Mila Ferrera
Publication date: September 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Purchase: Amazon
Last semester, Romy escaped from an abusive relationship with the guy she’d thought was the man of her dreams. This semester she’s putting herself back together, determined to reclaim her passion for art and for life. When she signs up for a painting class at the local art co-op, the possibility of passion becomes very real -- in the form of her teacher, Caleb. Both mysterious and seriously hot, Caleb bares his soul on his canvases, and Romy’s fascinated by what she sees.

Caleb is just trying to keep his head above water. Caring for his traumatized, unstable sister is getting harder every day, and his paintings are so dark and bleak that no one is buying. Teaching classes at the co-op is no longer enough, and now he’s going to have to sell more than just his art to the wealthy, sex-starved women in his classes. But when Romy comes along, she makes everything more complicated. She sees the truth in his paintings -- a truth no one else has realized, until now.


Romy and Caleb might have a real shot together -- one that could heal them both. But when ghosts from their pasts re-emerge, determined to keep them apart, will they be strong enough to hold on to each other?

9/01/2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: All's Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria


All's Fair in Blog and War
by Chrissie Peria
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Smashwords
Five Cuevas @5travels Three guesses to where I'm going next. Starts with an M. Ends with a U. Has a lechon named after it. #travel

Twenty-something travel blogger Five thinks she has hit the jackpot when she gets invited to glittering Macau for an all-expense-paid bloggers tour. Think majestic old churches, sparkling casinos, exhilarating bungee jumps, and the world's most unforgettable egg tarts. The trip is practically perfect, except for one little glitch. She gets assigned to be travel buddies with Jesse, the world's most infuriating photo blogger, and it's definitely war at first sight.

Will Five let Jesse turn her dream vacation into a total nightmare? Or will falling in love be on the itinerary?

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Second Chance Summer by Emma Hart

Second Chance Summer 
by Emma Hart
(Chance Series, #1)
Release Date: Monday, September 23rd
Cover Design by Emma Hart
Publisher: Self-Published 
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Love Game and Playing for Keeps is a story of hope and the beauty of getting a second chance at the kind of love that comes once in a lifetime…
  
“You don’t get a love like ours and get to leave it behind.”

Kia James was never meant to return to her hometown of Harlan Grove, Alabama… But she has.
And Reese Pembleton was definitely not supposed to still be in love with her the way she is him… But he is.

Last summer was the summer to end all summers. It was the summer they both fell in too deep to get out, and try as she might, Kia can’t deny that whatever was there between them a year ago is still there. If she’s honest with herself, there’s so much more there than there ever was, but the way her dad walked out six years ago has shattered her belief of that fairytale love every girl craves.

Reese isn’t giving up so easily. His biggest mistake was not chasing after Kia the way he wanted to when she upped and left him without a word. Despite what she says, he knows her better than anyone, and he knows she still wants him the way he wants her. And this time, nothing will stop him from getting – and keeping – his girl.

But nothing is that easy. When Kia’s dad arrives back in town, family secrets come tumbling out she never realized existed. Everything her mom has ever told her about the reason he left is a lie – but how can she trust the man who, by his own admission, didn’t fight for her as hard as he could have?

With her past and present wants and needs colliding, Kia is thrown into the turmoil of the biggest decisions of her life. And she realizes, sometimes a second chance is all you need.