5/29/2014

Blog Tour: There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos (Excerpt + GIVEAWAY)


There Will Come a Time
by Carrie Arcos
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Published: April 15th 2014 by Simon Pulse
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge on which she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it’s almost within reach when he’s standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost.

Grace’s best friend, Hanna, says she understands what he’s going through. But she doesn’t. She can’t. It’s not just the enormity of his loss. As her twin, Mark should have known Grace as well as he knows himself. Yet when he reads her journal, it’s as if he didn’t know her at all.

As a way to remember Grace, Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace’s bucket list from her journal. Mark’s sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hannah threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can’t back out. He made a promise to honor Grace—and it’s his one chance to set things right.

5/27/2014

Times a-Changin' for Sab The Book Eater

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.
I usually try to start my confessional titles with "I have a confession" but it's not appropriate in this case. I have to get ready for work in a while so I'll make a list instead of a long blog post (when I say it won't be long, it ends up being long). You ready?

Yes- I'm a working girl now! :D Okay that sounds totally cheesy so let's redo that: I HAVE A JOB! My career in finance has begun! I am finally part of the working class! I pay taxes! I have bills to pay! (kinda) I am a responsible adult! You know, all that overwhelming stuff. It's been pretty fun at work, of course. I'm still a trainee after all and if I'm already complaining then I think I have a serious problem. Work is great, my colleagues are great. What's not working? My personal life. For the first couple of weeks I've been feeling so bad that I can't read as much anymore or that I'm too tired when I get home that I can't even post an excerpt on my blog. But lately I've had some thinking time and I was able to change the way I view things. Here's what I told myself (it's crazy how often I have conversations with myself. I feel a little cuckoo):

  1. Things change. Inasmuch as I want to maintain the same reading and blogging habits, I can't. I have to face the fact that my life is different now. I have an 8-hour job five days a week. It's not like school anymore where I have plenty of chill time in between even if I'm in school from 7am to 7pm. I actually work for 8 hours so naturally, when I get home - I'm dead tired.
    I don't look as adorable though. Ha-ha.

5/21/2014

An Excerpt from C.J. Flood's Infinite Sky



Infinite Sky (Infinite Sky #1)
by C.J. Flood
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: May 20th 2014 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
A truly beautiful book about the summer that changed one girl's life, as her mum leaves home, travellers set up camp in the family's field, her older brother goes off the rails, and she falls in love for the very first time. Opening with a funeral, Iris is mourning the boy in the casket - but who is it? Sam, her tearaway brother, or Trick, her tentative boyfriend? Over one long hot summer, we find out just how their three lives were turned upside-down.




5/12/2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Forever Kinda Love by Clara Stone


Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
GENRE: Mature YA Contemporary Romance.
About the author

Priya Kanaparti lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID.  Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Priya reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.

She also write Mature YA and New Adult romance under the name Clara Stone. She is published through Reuts Publications.

To contact Priya directly, please email: pkanaparti @ gmail . com

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5/09/2014

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton (Blog Tour + Giveaway)


Royally Lost
by Angie Stanton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

5/08/2014

Check Out This Excerpt of Scan by Sarah Fine and Walter Jury (Blog Tour)

Scan (Scan #1)
by Sarah Fine, Walter Jury
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Published: May 1st 2014 by Putnam Children's
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Tate and his father don't exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best - at everything. Tate finally learns what he's being prepared for when he steals one of his dad's odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.

All Tate knows - like how to make weapons out of oranges and lighter fluid - may not be enough to save him as he's plunged into a secret inter-species conflict that's been going on for centuries. Aided only by his girlfriend and estranged mother, with powerful enemies closing in on all sides, Tate races to puzzle out the secret behind his father's invention and why so many are willing to kill for it.

5/04/2014

Review and Giveaway: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
by Veronica Rossi
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Published: January 3rd 2012 by HarperCollins
Format Acquired: Paperback from Powerbooks
Purchase: National Book Store | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland — known as The Death Shop — are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent energy storms will. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild — a savage — and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must come together to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

5/03/2014

(ARC) Book Review: Ringer C.J. Duggan

Ringer (Summer #3.5)
by C.J. Duggan
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: April 2nd 2014
Format Acquired: Review copy (thanks CJ!)
Purchase: Amazon
They say it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about, and she was quiet, very quiet—when she wasn’t busy despising me with a burning passion.

Ringo ‘Ringer’ James has a no-strings-attached policy.

Love them, leave them, and remain the eternal bachelor.

After a summer in which every one of his mates has succumbed to settling down, or so it seemed, Ringer is on the lookout for a quick exit. Having had enough of the stomach-turning love fest witnessed over the past three months, Ringer jumps at the opportunity to help out his mate, Max, by heading to Max’s dad’s property for a working holiday.

It’s just what he’s looking for. A remote, dusty homestead in Ballan, with only hard work, a cold beer and a comfy bed to worry about – no women.

Until Miranda Henry.

The privately educated daughter of his boss has returned home from overseas and things are about to get very complicated, very fast. As summer draws to its end, Ringer is about to learn that sometimes attraction defies all logic, and that there really is such a thing as ‘enemies with benefits.’