11/30/2013

Book Review: The Game Changer by J. Sterling

The Game Changer (The Perfect Game #2)
by J. Sterling
Published: June 25th 2013 by Amazon Publishing
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format Acquired: ebook from Amazon
Purchase: Amazon
Jack & Cassie's story continues in the follow up to the Best Selling book, The Perfect Game.

Thrust into the spotlight, Cassie must learn how to navigate the waters of this sometimes unforgiving and cruel world. It's a lifestyle that makes you question your happiness and sanity as the past is never truly far behind.

How do you stay together when the world's trying to tear you apart?

Book Review: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1)
by Christina Lauren
Genre: Adult Romance
Published: February 12th 2013 by Gallery Books
Format Acquired: ebook from Amazon
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate--and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative--completely infuriating--creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules--or outright smash them--if it means he can have her. All over the office.

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789--and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites--Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

11/29/2013

Release Day Blitz Giveaway: Perfectly Able by Suzannah Daniels



Perfectly Able
by Suzannah Daniels
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: November 29th 2013
Purchase: Amazon
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE A GUY WHO IS AFRAID OF FAILURE...

Ridge Sutherland has his life planned to a tee. Now that he's graduated from college and gotten a job as an engineer, he plans to escape to a week of blissful solitude in the Tennessee mountains to train for his next goal: complete a triathlon...but that was before he realized that his meddling, little sister and her matchmaking friend had other ideas.

...AND A GIRL WHO IS STRUGGLING TO FIND HERSELF...

Ava Nottingham knows all about challenges. Life has thrown her an unexpected one. If she’s learned anything in the last five years, it’s to live every moment to its fullest. But that was before life knocked her to her knees once again. Now, she just needs some time to pull herself together. When she finds herself sharing a cabin with a handsome stranger, she must choose between facing her insecurities and admitting defeat.

...AND TEACH THEM THAT SOMETIMES THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED.

Ridge has no time in his schedule for a serious relationship, and the last thing Ava needs is a man who will break her heart. Will their growing attraction demand more than they can give, or are they both perfectly able?

Cover Reveal: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy


Drew + Fable Forever (Drew + Fable #3.5)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected publication: January 14th 2014 by Bantam
Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original short story that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even accepting responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, yet again, he's found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Except now the honeymoon’s over. Drew's football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn't how I imagined life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him constantly. But we've gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . .
EXCERPT
“We should check out Ocean Avenue tomorrow,” Drew whispers close to my ear, amusement tingeing his deep voice.
“What? Are you serious?” Even though I’ve come to terms with being here, it doesn’t mean I want to linger and make it a serious vacation. Besides, Drew needs to get back home so he can resume practice.
“Well yeah, remember the spot where we kissed?” His eyes are warm as they search my face, filled with so much love I feel my heart swell.
“Yes,” I whisper achingly. “Of course I remember.”
“I want to go back there.” He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear, his index finger lingering on my skin. “I want to kiss you again in that little alley and remember how wet we were from the rain. How nervous I was. I was scared you might reject me.”
I’d felt the same way. We’d dealt with much of the same feelings and fears and hadn’t even known it.
“I want to take you to that store where you got the dress that just about killed me and buy you whatever you want,” he continues, his fingers drifting across my jaw. My eyes flutter closed as memories rush back at me. “I want to sit outside the dressing room and have you come out to show me every single thing you’re trying on.”
That he remembers all the little details sends a thrill of pleasure spiraling to the very depths of my soul.
“And then I want to wander off for a bit and let you do whatever you want, secretly hoping that you’ll send me a text that says marshmallow. Though if you don’t that’s okay because I’ll send you one instead.” He offers up a crooked smile and the sight of it cracks my heart wide open, overflowing with so much pure love for him I want to cry. “Because we made a deal. Whenever we see or hear that word, the other comes running. I’ll always be the one to rescue you, Fable. You never have to worry about that.”



About the author
Monica Murphy


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.


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11/27/2013

Book Blitz: Stim by Kevin Berry


Stim 
by Kevin Berry
Publication date: October 16th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.

11/26/2013

Second Chance Summer Blog Tour Promo Post + THREE International Giveaways!



Second Chance Summer (Chance Series #1)
by Emma Hart
Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Apple | 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.

11/25/2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Other Me by Suzanne van Rooyen


The Other Me
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: 19 Dec, 2013
Length: 216 pages
Genre: YA, LGBT, contemporary
Fifteen-year-old Treasa Prescott thinks she’s an alien. She doesn’t fit in with the preppy South African private school crowd and feels claustrophobic in her own skin. Treasa is worried she might spend life as a social pariah when she meets Gabriel du Preez. Gabriel plays the piano better than Beethoven, has a black belt in karate, and would look good wearing a garbage bag. Treasa thinks he’s perfect. It might even be love, as long as Gabriel doesn’t find out she’s a freak.

As Treasa spends time with Gabriel, she realizes she might not love him as much as she wants to be him, and that the reason she feels uncomfortable in her skin might have less to do with extra-terrestrial origins and more to do with being born in the wrong body.
But Gabriel is not the perfect boy Treasa imagines. He harbors dark secrets and self-destructive tendencies. Still, Treasa might be able to accept Gabriel’s baggage if he can accept who she longs to be.

11/24/2013

Exclusive Bonus Scene + Giveaway: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood #1)
by Victoria Scott
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: February 25, 2014 by Scholastic
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

The Nerd Book #2: Melo Reacts to YA Book Covers

Welcome to The Nerd Book where my good friend and now co-blogger Melo joins me on the blog to talk about all the nerdy cool things he likes (and dislikes). This week, it's all about (random) Young Adult book covers.


11/22/2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
by Tellulah Darling
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: October 17, 2012 by Te Da Media
Format Acquired: ebook for review (thanks Dianne of Oops! I Read Again Tours and Tellulah!)
Purchase links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo
Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys?

That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It’s Sam’s chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam’s Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it’s driving him nuts. Told from Sam’s and Ally's alternating POVs, Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced YA romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship.


This contemporary teen romance contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of “bow chicka wow wow.”

11/21/2013

Splendor by Elana K. Arnold Blog Tour + Giveaway



Splendor (Sacred #2)
by Elana K. Arnold
Published: November 12th 2013 by Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Splendor, the stunning sequel to Sacred, is a story about changing friendships, family, romance, passion, the study of Kabbalah, and self-discovery.

Sometimes the answers we seek aren’t ours to find. . . .

Scarlett loves her boyfriend, the dashing, mysterious Will Cohen. But now he’s gone east for college, and Scarlett is stuck home on Catalina Island. Senior year should be a breeze, but between dealing with her parents’ separation and her wild best friend, Lily, things are off to a rocky start. And then there’s Gunner. Dangerous, dark, ferociously attractive Gunner. Lily’s potential boyfriend, Gunner . . .
     Scarlett distracts herself by spending time with her horse and delving into ecstatic mysticism, a way to practice Kabbalah. Through this practice, she hopes to learn to control her emotions, and begin to make sense of her place in the world. But Scarlett’s world is increasingly unrecognizable.

     Are Lily and Scarlett becoming too different to stay friends? Is Will still the love of Scarlett’s life, even though she has feelings for Gunner? Does being in love mean only being attracted to one person? The more Scarlett questions, the fewer answers there seem to be.

Book Blast Giveaway: Dogschwitz by Kim Cano


Dogschwitz
by Kim Cano
Published: September 4th 2013
Purchase: Amazon
When a basset hound named Rory survives the animal control gas chamber and becomes an internet celebrity, he attracts the attention of Anita, a just-dumped-by-her-boyfriend, luckless burger flipper, who travels cross country to adopt him.

Spurred by an online group called Animal Warriors, Anita then embarks on a mission to improve animal rights. Along the way, Rory brings Anita true love and financial success through a chance encounter with America’s 1%, proving her spontaneous rescue of Rory was the best decision of her life.





About the author
Kim Cano

Kim Cano is the author of For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. It also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart. 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

A Widow Redefined is Kim’s debut novel. It’s a story of a young woman’s journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship.

Kim’s most recent book is Dogschwitz. A novellete set in the future that explores the terrible time in American history when millions of unwanted dogs and cats were euthanized each year.

Kim lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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11/20/2013

(ARC) Book Review: Better by S.Walden

Better (Too Good #2)
by S. Walden
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: November 19th 2013
Format Acquired: eARC from author (thank you!!!)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | iBooks
Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her family and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he should share his secret with Cadence. He should trust that she’ll understand. But what if she doesn’t? What if their love doesn’t grow stronger?

What if it doesn’t get better?

11/19/2013

Book Blast Giveaway: Eternal Echoes by Angela Corbett


Eternal Echoes (Emblem of Eternity #2)
by Angela Corbett
Published: November 19th 2013 by Midnight Sands Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
She thought she stopped the evil.

She thought she was safe.

Everything she thought was wrong.

Almost four months have passed since Evie Starling learned she was a Tracker and helped defeat a Daevos Clan that was taking others like her—but that wasn’t the end of the abductions. As an unknown evil emerges, Evie vows to help solve the mystery of the missing Trackers, regardless of the risk.

With new powers she doesn’t understand and can’t control, she turns to Alex and Emil, her two soul mates, for help. But her feelings for them both are tearing her apart. She knows she has to decide between them; however, her memories are only making that choice more difficult.

As the world around her is thrown into chaos, Evie is confronted with what could be a destiny-altering truth. Will she accept her history, her memories, and her role in this life, or choose to ignore the echoes of her past?

11/17/2013

Guest Review: The Warrior by Ty Patterson

The Warrior
by Ty Patterson
Published: December 11th 2012
Format Acquired: ebook from author
Purchase: Amazon
If you enjoy reading thrillers from the likes of Lee Child,James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, you will enjoy The Warrior.

When Private Military Contractor Zeb Carter witnesses gruesome crimes in the Congo, he can’t just walk away.

Plagued by the scale of the crimes and the helplessness of the victims, he is bent on his own private justice.

What transpires is a fast pace gripping journey that stretches from the Congo to New York, into the world of corrupt politics, influential politicians who want him dead, and government agencies who are against him.

This breakneck paced read is an edge-of-your-seat,exothermic thrill machine, with a plot so full of surprises it will carry your imagination long beyond the final word.

11/16/2013

Book Blast Giveaway: Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon


Must Love Otters
by Eliza Gordon
Published: October 29th 2013 by West 26th Street Press, NYC
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Hollie Porter is the chairwoman of Generation Disillusioned: at twenty-five years old, she’s saddled with a job she hates, a boyfriend who’s all wrong for her, and a vexing inability to say no. She’s already near her breaking point, so when one caller too many kicks the bucket during Hollie’s 911 shift, she cashes in the Sweethearts’ Spa & Stay gift certificate from her dad and heads to Revelation Cove, British Columbia. One caveat: she’s going solo. Any sweethearts will have to be found on site.

Hollie hopes to find her beloved otters in the wilds of the Great White North, but instead she’s providing comic relief for staff and guests alike. Even Concierge Ryan, a former NHL star with bad knees and broken dreams, can’t stop her from stumbling from one (mis)adventure to another. Just when Hollie starts to think that a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in circumstances, the island works its charm and she starts to think she might have found the rejuvenation she so desperately desires. But then an uninvited guest crashes the party, forcing her to step out of the discomfort zone where she dwells and save the day … and maybe even herself in the process.

11/15/2013

The Nerd Book #1: Game of Thrones Book vs. TV Show

Welcome to The Nerd Book where my good friend Melo joins me on the blog to talk about all the nerdy cool things he likes (and dislikes).
SOOOOOOO BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, let's all give a warm welcome to my good friend Melo! I figured I needed to add a little bit of something else to my blog so I asked for his help. I'm  so glad he agreed because, hello, DUDE STUFF ON MY PINK BLOG. I was supposed to ask him for a book review of Game of Thrones but since he's not quite finished with it yet, he decided to compare the book to the TV show instead. Check out what he has to say! 

Oh and before I forget! It's his BIRTHDAY today! Ha! You can't call me 'old' anymore, buddy, because now we're both 21. Happy 21st, dude! Keep being nerdy because you're awesome that way! (and because nerds rule the world. Duh) - Sab
            I’m going to go ahead and assume that you clicked this link because you’re familiar with what Game of Thrones is. HBO hit the jackpot when they took on the project of transforming George R. R. Martin’s works into a TV series. The show soon accumulated a large following that made it one of the strongest in today’s TV industry. GoT has often been praised as a show that offers real characters and generates even more buzz with the numerous bloody fight scenes.
            Now I’m not out to compare these two mediums, because that would be just crazy. So here are my top 4 Things That Are Different Between The Book and The Show That Make All The Difference.

#4 Character Age


            In this show there’s a general dichotomy between the characters that separate them into two camps, the adult, and the children. That said without having much mention of the characters ages, we just assume which group they belong to, based on how old the actors look like. You’d be accepting of a character’s action such as leading an army if the actor aesthetically looks like an adult, and you’d be fine with the fact that a woman would be married off, again, because the actress aesthetically looks of age to marry. I’ve done some research and I’ve ascertained the ages of a few key characters of the show.

11/14/2013

Exclusive Blog Tour + ARC Giveaway: Better by S.Walden


Better (Too Good #2)
by S. Walden
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected publication: November 19th 2013
Pre-order: Barnes & Noble | iBooks
Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won't tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better.

11/11/2013

Angie Stanton's Top Ten Favorite Songs Since Forever + Giveaway (US Only)



Rock and a Hard Place (The Jamieson Collection #1)
by Angie Stanton
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: September 24th 2013 by HarperTeen
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton's swoon-worthy romance--about an ordinary girl and a young rock star--will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more.

In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends--Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.

The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he's finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.

But while Peter battles his family's growing interference in both his music and personal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. And even though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever.

11/10/2013

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge (Day 3)

Day 3 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge! I know, I know. It's been a while (4 months! oops) since my last challenge post. I just wasn't up for it but now I am! In case you missed it, I shared my bedtime reading rituals for day 2 and this time it's all about my blogging BFFs.


DAY 3: Who are your blogging BFFs?

While I have made many book blogger friends in the last few months I've been at this, I only consider two to be my BFFs. We don't just talk about books. We talk about everything. From our favorite TV shows to random (and not so random) people we stalk on Instragram, every conversation is enjoyable. I just have to talk to them even for just a little while everyday. Chatting them up is almost like a reflex now! Does that make me sound clingy? (of course it does)

So anyway, I only told one of them I'd be including her in this post (I told her I'm claiming her as my BFF. "CLAIMING") so this might come as a surprise to the other one. I hope it's a pleasant surprise. Heeh.

11/08/2013

Book Blitz Giveaway: Drawn by Cecilia Gray


Drawn 
by Cecilia Gray
Publication date: November 13th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble (links will be updated on release date)
Take a journey into the gritty world of political espionage through the eyes – and lies – of one extraordinary girl. A wholly original tale of friendship and betrayal from the author of The Jane Austen Academy series….

Sasha has a secret – that she can make you spill your secret with nothing more than a question. Her strange gift makes her a burden to her foster family and a total freak of nature. Not that Sasha cares. Why should she when no one cares about her?

Then the CIA knocks on her door. They want to give Sasha a new identity and drop her into a foreign country to infiltrate a ring of zealous graffiti terrorists. They want to give Sasha something to care about.

To survive a world where no one is who they seem, Sasha needs to make people trust her. But when that trust blossoms into love, Sasha is forced to decide between duty and friendship, between her mind and her heart, and whether to tell the truth or keep her secrets.

11/04/2013

Release Day Blitz: Adorned by Georgeann Swiger

Adorned (Book I in The Trinity of Souls series)
by Georgeann Swiger
Publisher: Entranced Publishing, Rush imprint
Genre: YA paranormal romance
Length: 80k words
Release Date: 4 November, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo 
When seventeen-year-old Anya finds out she’s actually an angel being trained to protect humanity, she discovers that becoming an angel has nothing to do with wings and haloes. For Anya, becoming an angel has to do with death—her death.

Micah, the angelic soldier ordered to protect her until she transitions from human to angel, promises her death will be a glorious experience as long as she follows his rules. But getting Anya through this life and to the next isn’t as simple as Micah expects. His job becomes even more difficult after he unwittingly performs a miracle that exposes Anya’s hidden angelic light.

With her secret out, Hell’s legions begin targeting her. Unfortunately, Hell’s minions are the least of Micah’s worries. He’s more concerned about the forbidden human emotions he’s developed toward Anya.  Even more troubling, is she seems to love him too. And giving in to those feelings, could mean dire consequences for them both.

11/01/2013

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Living Blond Trilogy by Allison Rushby

Living Blond Trilogy: 
Diamonds Are a Teen’s Best Friend, The Seven Month ItchHow to Date a Millionaire
by Allison Rushby
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble



Book 1 in the Living Blond trilogy…
Diamonds are a Teen's Best Friend

Nessa Joanne Mulholland, aka Marilyn Monroe's No. 1 teenage fan, is used to moving house. This time, however, she's relocating in movie-star style—crossing the Atlantic on board the Majestic, headed for Paris from New York City. And it really would be in movie-star style if it wasn't for the fact that she's bringing her cringe-fest professor dad along for the ride (Dad's specialization: human mating rituals—need Nessa say more?). Oh yeah, and sharing a cabin that's five decks below sea level and next to the engine room. Still, at least Holly Isles is on board. Yes, really, that Holly Isles—star of stage and screen. Suddenly, things are looking up. Looking a little Marilyn, in fact, because events are strangely mirroring Nessa's favorite movie of all time, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Watch!
As Holly Isles, world-famous actress, confides in Nessa over mocktails.
Listen!
As Nessa coaches Holly in the amazing "Nessa's Lesson's in Love"—the ultimate man-catching rules to finding true and lasting lurv.
See!
Nessa fall for Holly's too-cute nephew, Marc. . . and
Cover your eyes!
As it all goes terribly, horribly, embarrassingly wrong.
There's no doubting it. This is going to be one pitchy crossing.

Farewell to Silver Strand Quote Contest

Farewell to Silver Strand!
Join Steph and Liz in celebrating the Lengths series! 


Drift releases on November 12, and to celebrate the end of the Lengths series, Steph and Liz want to know what your favorite one liners from the series are!

Take the graphic below and insert a one liner from any of the Lengths books (Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties, Riptides, or Drift)! Post it to your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other place on the web and enter to win a $25 Amazon giftcard and a SIGNED SET of the Lengths series!

This contest will run until November 15.


Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Elected by Rori Shay


Elected (The Elected Series #1)
by Rori Shay
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Entranced Publishing, Rush imprint
In the year 2185, Aloy must masquerade as a boy to claim her country's presidential role and save her people.

Aloy’s father is the current Elected, the leader of the country, just as her grandfather and great-grandfather were before. Her older brother should fulfill the role, but he disappeared eighteen years ago. Without an Elected, East Country would fall into civil war. With no one else to take his place, Aloy’s parents cut her hair and told her that she could never be a girl again. To assume the role, she must conceal her gender at all costs. If discovered, she risks execution.

In two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place. She hopes to govern as he did, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is boldly stepping out of the shadows and, as turmoil grows within East Country, cryptic threats arrive from beyond their borders. After generations of isolation, Aloy knows nothing about their only neighbor, Mid Country. And, East Country doesn’t have the resources to defend itself.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, Vienne, but battles with feelings for Griffin, the boy who knows her secret - the boy who is somehow connected to East Country's upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust.


Aloy knows leadership requires sacrifice. She just didn't expect that the sacrifice might be her life.