Sunday, March 31, 2013

Settle by Brina Courtney (Promo)

Settle by Brina Courtney
Settle (Cryptid Tales, #3)
Expected Publication: April 4, 2013
Series: Cryptid Tales #3
April 4, 2013, 9-10 PM EST
Description from Goodreads:
Betrayal leaves nasty scars. A soul departs. Love must conquer all, or be lost forever.

Shay's life has once again fallen into mystery as she discovers her father's whereabouts. On a mission to locate him and bring him home she learns more about who to trust than she thought possible. Her group of cryptids will be forced to rise again and defeat their common enemy, but they will also discover another hidden threat. As their queen, Shay's discoveries in Settle, the final installment of the Cryptid Tales series, will shake the cryptid world forever.
Reveal by Brina Courtney
Reveal (Cryptid Tales, #1)
Release Date: December 16, 2011
Series: Cryptid Tales #1
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Description from Goodreads:
Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don't know exist. Of a race of beings that aren't real, or are they?

Shay Tafford's childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That's why it's been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he's been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she's had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too she's just starting to find a normalcy in her life.
But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids. But can she?
Brina Courtney
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as a beauty queen and elementary teacher. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.
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What I Got #25 Happy Easter!

What I Got is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Monica over at Cover Analysis :) 
So...I haven't done a What I Got post in...well, FOREVER. There are going to be a lot of books here. I am 100% sure I've missed some books here. There have been some books I've gotten that I'm NOT listing here. Why? Because I either a) forgot them, or b) didn't remember them until after I made the post and was too lazt to go back and add them.
But from this week on, I'll post every week(ish) and won't miss a bunch of books! So that's a plus.
Also, I'm not linking anything. Because linking all of these books and stuff would take FOREVER. And there's a Walking Dead marathon on and I want to get to watching that. So...yeah.
The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) This Is What Happy Looks Like Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1) Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)
Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks, #3) My Favorite Mistake (My Favorite Mistake, #1) If He Had Been With Me True Love Story
All right...I have no idea where to start right now...
Right now, we're talking birthday gifts. Because we all remember that my birthday was February 12, riiiight.
From Jessirae (so far):
My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron
Jessirae is a wonderful person and I cannot WAIT to get to this book. Every time I pass it on my Kindle, my finger seriously twitches. Someday soon I'll sit down and read this one. THANKS, JL! <3
From Jana:
Touch by Jus Accardo
I told Jana that this book looked really good and I wanted to read it, so she sent it to me for my birthday. ISN'T SHE FANTASTIC? Thanks, Jana!
From Monica:
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Did I mention that the copy of Daimon is signed? Because IT IS! Y'all know how much I adore JLA, right? EEEP! Thank you so much, Monica!!
From Vicki:
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I have no words for this. None. So I'm just going to say THANKS A MILLION, VIX!!!!!! And move on. Because words are not enough here.
--Now we're on to REGULAR gifts, ones that were not birthday related--
Call The Shots by Don Calame
My librarian gave me this because she's awesome. That is all.
--Oh, hey! Now we should move on to library books--
Legend by Marie Lu
I met her at Breathless Reads and with the way she was talking about this book, I KNEW I had to read it ASAP. So now I'm the first person to check it out of the school library ;)
Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
This is another one I'm the first to check out. I've been grabby hands for this book for a while so I'm SO GLAD I'll get to read it now! This book was either the first or second Waiting On Wednesday I ever did. That's a big deal.
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
This is this year's Read It Forward at our school. So I'm readin' it.
Origin by Jessica Khoury
Remember when I said I was at Breathless Reads? Well, I got this book (and got it signed) there, too!
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
This book was released on my birthday. I bought it at the beginning of March. I started it, but haven't had time to finish it yet. I need to seriously prepare myself for all the Sydrian feels!
For Review:
From ARCycling:
Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne
Um. Yeah. I love the cover of this! And I have not read it yet.
From PYR:
Lightbringer & Reaper by K.D. McEntire
Fair Coin & Quantam Coin by E.C. Myers
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
These are all books I can't wait to get started on! Thanks so much to PYR!!
From Spencer Hill Press:
Call of the Jersey Devil by Aurelio Voltaire
Spence City's first book! I'm so glad to have an ARC of this. Thank you, SHP!
For Blog Tour:
The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
I want so bad to read this book, but I haven't had time yet. Grrr. I will make time. Soon.
The Collector by Victoria Scott
Um. Yeah. WHO WANTS TO GUESS HOW MUCH CREAMING THERE WAS WHEN THIS LANDED IN MY INBOX?!?!?!?! Goodness gracious, this completes my life, guys. It really does. My review will go up this week, but I'm telling you now: This book? Phenominal. Read it.
From Scholastic:
The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
I'm on the blog tour for this, so I got an ARC for review. Thank you so much, Scholastic!
From Willow Aster:
True Love Story by Willow Aster
I am STILL stunned that she sent me this book for review. I'm not going to tell you HOW I requested this book, but I'm going to tell you that I never in a million years thought the request would be approved and that I'd get an email the very same day containing this masterpiece of a novel. So thank you, thank you, thank you, Willow. You are a marvelous person.
From Hyperion:
The Rules by Stacey Kade
I requested this book forever ago, because I love Stacey's The Ghost and the Goth trilogy, and was completely surprised (albeit pleasantly) when this book landed in my mailbox. Thank you so much, Hyperion!
From NetGalley:
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
I've read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and that book is fantastic. So obviously I'm ecstatic I get to read Jennifer's next book. Plus, the description makes me freaking drool. Eeep!
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Thank goodness I got approved for this one. I'm currently reading it and Trent is making me swoon. BIG TIME. Oh, sweet baby Jesus, there are no words for this. My heart explodes, people. Also, is it just me, or is the original cover a million times better than this one? Sorry, but it's true.
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
If you follow me on Twitter, you saw that I was flipping out over getting approved for this. Heck, I STILL am. I loved PtL and flail at the thought of this book on my Kindle right now. I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS.
Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
This is another one I flail about. I lovelovelove Miranda Kenneally. Her stories are so great.
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin
SO. SAD. The thing about this book is that we KNOW he's going to die. It says it in the description and everything. I've gone into this book at least ten times since downloading it and my heart still can't take it yet. When I can deal, though, this book is going to be magnificent. I can feel it. It's an emotional one. Where I already know my boy's going to die. Awww, crap. SADNESS.
OHMYGOSH, GUYS. I've finally made it to the end of this. If I were to tell you how long it's taken me to make this post, I doubt you'd believe me. Let's just say it's taken me A WHILE. So I'm glad to be done. And, ha, I'm thinking of at least six books that I KNOW I've gotten that I didn't list. Oh, well. This is a big enough haul. Then again, it is, like, a month and a half worth of bookish goodness.
So, tell me: What did you get this week? Tell me in the comments.
Or leave a link. I'll take a look!
Also: Have you read anything I got? What'd you think? What should I read next?
Seriosuly. What should I read next? I have no clue.
Have a great day and all that jazz ;)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review: Sucker Literary, an anthology♥

Sucker Literary, an anthology
Expected Publication: April 1, 2013
Check out the website HERE!
I've never reviewed an anthology before. Nor have I even been ASKED to review an anthology before. So my first instinct when asked to review this was to say no, obviously. Why would I put myself through the stress of this when I have a million other things to do?
But then I thought about it. And considered it. And you know what?
The premise for this anthology was actually genius.
It's true. The anthology features some YA writers that aren't super well known but still very skilled. They all wrote short stories where the characters are aged in that very SUCKISH young adult range. And all of these characters are going through or working through, and even rising above, SUCKISH situations.
So, when it gets down to it, SUCKER LITERARY is the perfect title for this. And SUCKER LITERARY is a perfect anthology for anyone to read--teens or adults--and get a decent grasp on how much being a young adult can SUCK, but not so much that we won't live through it. No, instead, it shows how teenagers can work through SUCKISH situations and come out on the other side better people, with a lesson learned and maybe a friend or two gained or lost. Either way, life goes on, and we deal with it. We SUCK it up.
Also, the SUCKER theme throughout this whole anthology? Never failed to make me smile. I loved how it all tied together--in the art and the stories. Right off the bat after the introduction, the first story was about a boy who got played. SUCKER. And then the stories kept going with the SUCKY situations. One was even paranormal! I thoroughly enjoyed that one. I'm not positive which story is my favorite, but maybe that's because they are all my favorite in their own ways. They all brought something different to the table that stuck with the theme but was unique at the exact same time.
If you want my advice, I suggest you give this anthology a shot. Nine short stories that make for a quick, worthwhile read filled with giggles, knee-slaps, and even a miracle or two. ;)

Blog Tour: Russian Dolls by Cristelle Comby (Book Spotlight)

Welcome to my stop on the Russian Dolls blog tour! To see a full schedule, click HERE.
Russian Dolls by Cristelle Comby
Russian Dolls
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Series: The Neve & Egan Cases
Description from Goodreads:
Alexandra Neve is a student at University College London whose world suddenly falls apart. When her best friend jumps from the university’s rooftop, she can’t stop herself from asking, ‘Why?’ The police rule her friend’s death a suicide and for them the case is closed — so whom can she turn to for help?

Sometimes the person you need the most is the one you least expect to find, and in this case it’s none other than Ashford Egan, a blind middle-aged history professor, who’s more willing than most to listen to what she has to say.

Neve and Egan are as different as they come. She’s restless, careless at times, and fearless when the need arises, while he’s almost the complete opposite: a deep thinker with an analytical mind, a highly rational and collected individual.

As they enter the violent world of the Russian mafia, they must overcome their differences and learn to work together. It’s their only chance if they want to survive.
Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, somewhere between Geneva and Lausanne, where she still resides.

Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her English is fluent. She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.
Russian Dolls is her first new-adult novel, and she’s hard at work on the next titles in the series.
Twitter: @Cristelle
Facebook: /cristelle.comby
I'm not reviewing this one, and haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I have to say that this is definitely one that I am completely looking forward to reading. That's why I'm even on the blog tour. So...I suggest you give this one a shot! And then tell me what you think ;) Hehe. Oh, and it's New Adult! That's definitely a good sign.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Face the Music by Andrea K. Robbins (Review!)

Welcome to my stop on the Face the Music blog tour! To see the full schedule for this super fun tour, all you have to do is click HERE!

Face the MusicFace the Music by Andrea K. Robbins
Release Date: June 14, 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords | iBook | Sony | KOBO
Description from Goodreads:
After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.

Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.
I've been really into new adult contemporary as of late. I don't know why, but I've been reading as many of those as I can get my hands on. So when this book landed in my inbox, the first thing I did was--OBVIOUSLY--read it, all the way through. I kid you not, I read this book in one day. Why? Because of a few reasons, actually:

- I love the celebrity romance thing, and though it wasn't as high profile as I've seen in other books, it was still completely fun.

- There was an attractive, rockstar boy.

- It was a music competition! I thought that was really cool.

- So much sweetness.

- The book begins with a break-up.

- Jake made me laugh.

- More reasons, but I don't want this list to get TOO long, plus I refuse to spoil anything for you kind people. ;)

Character Rundown:
Allie: I facepalmed at her numerous times. She was so clueless sometimes! Goodness gracious, girl. GOODNESS. FLIPPING GRACIOUS. She just frustrated me. But even though this is true, her character also grew throughout the story and that was nice to see. Almost worth the facepalms.

Chris: Mr. Rockstar! He was nice. I liked him. But I felt a little like sometimes he didn't seem the age he was supposed to be--his upper twenties. Don't get me wrong, sometimes he was completely mature, like when they went to the park with Molly, for example. But there were also a bunch of times where I thought he was just, like, 21 or something. Also, there wasn't all that much to set him apart from other guys in this genre. I know I don't complain about the guys in books much (because I love them), but with Chris...meh. I REALLY like him, but I'm not sure I'm up to specifically claming my boy here or anything.

The Plot. I felt like this was a little stretched out. Like, if Allie weren't to be so clueless, the story would have wrapped up quicker. A lot of the time, I felt like the story and the characters took one step forward, then two steps back. Which wasn't too great. BUT I had fun reading this book and I did enjoy it. I simply have a qualm or two.

Sweets. Sweet moments! Chris is a sweet guy. He really, really is. I was a happy camper with him as the love interest. And then there was Jake who I think I WOULD step up to claim as mine, actually. Yes, it's a love triangle, but Chris was so sweet and Jake made me laugh so much I didn't mind too much most of the time. The only times I had an issue with it was when the triangle helped with the two-steps-back thing I was telling y'all about.

The ending. I feel like this part of the review isn't necessary here. Why? Because it's a new adult contemporary romance. What do you THINK is going on at the end? I was not shocked. How we got there, though...THAT was a bumpy road...

Overall, Face the Music is a fun new adult contemporary that may not shock you, but it WILL pull you in. If you're having fun exploring this genre, I highly recommend you add this book to your list and give it a shot! :)
Born and raised in eastern Missouri, Andrea K. Robbins is a graduate of the University of Missouri-
Columbia and Idaho State University and hold degrees in Human Nutrition, Biological Sciences, and
Secondary Education. She currently resides in southern Idaho with her husband and two young
daughters and enjoys teaching Jr. and High School science and health classes at a local school district. Robbins is also working toward her Masters degree in Science Education through Montana State University. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family or getting lost in a sappy love story.
Author Links:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hoppy Easter Extravaganza Giveaway Hop!

So, this is a giveaway hop for Easter. I'm pretty sure I didn't give anything away last year, for my first Easter. And I like to celebrate things! But is there supposed to be a theme here? Because I have no idea what book I would giveaway for an Easter theme. So...I'm just going to give away a book I heart.
What book, you ask? I know, I know. I heart a lot of books. But there is one in particular I feel I should give away today...
Even though I'm already giving it away in my blogoversary giveaway, too...
The Collector by Victoria Scott!
We all know that I've been spazzing about this book even BEFORE I read it and officially met Dante, but now that I HAVE read it? Oh sweet baby is phenominal. I seriously want you all to read it. So here I am, trying to help one of you lucky ducks out with owning a paperback copy!
Also, just so we know, my review of The Collector will post on April 4th as part of the 2013 Belongs to Dante blog event thingy. So be sure to check it out!
And one more thing--the author? Victoria Scott? The one I call V because...well, because? SHE IS ADNFIDNRGIWRN! Yeah. There wasn't even an actual word good enough to type there. Also, I heart her face. I feel you all should be aware of everything about this book, and V is a part of it. Okay? Okay.
Now read on for details and stuff!
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. Eeep!
- ONE winner will win ONE paperback copy of the book mentioned above.
- My giveaway policy DOES apply. Please read it before entering!
- Fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
Thank you so much for entering! You are awesome. Now, please, hop on! (That is so much more funny to me since this is an EASTER hop...)


Blog Tour: The Devil's Triangle by Toni De Palma (Book Spotlight!)

The Devil's Triangle (The Devil's Triangle, #1)

The Devil's Triangle by Toni De Palma
Release Date: February 15, 2013
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Series: The Devil's Triangle #1
Buy It: Amazon | B&N

Description from Goodreads:
When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him.

While Cooper figures out his mission, he's thrown into the life he's always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend who can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn't watch out.

While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what's keeping him and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.

I'm just going to take two seconds and say something, you guys. Ready?

I've had this book sitting on my Kindle for a while now. And I am SERIOUSLY itching to get a chance to read it. Is it just me or does this book look like it's really going to be a great one? Ahhh, I'm so excited!!!!

Okay, that is all. ;)


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: FRIGID by J. Lynn!♥

Hey, y'all! So I signed up for a cover reveal expecting to help with revealing the awesomeness that will be the cover for Sentinel, but then I got an email from Jen that said we're revealing the FRIGID cover instead!!!

Think about this for a second. We all remember the cover model, Adam, right? We've seen the...attractive picture in my Goodreads pre-review? So, um, yeah. THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

So are we ready? I know I sure as heck am.


Frigid by J. Lynn
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best
friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie.
Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts
the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their
last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and
she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other
female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing
stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship
survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.
Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013
Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012
J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t
true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really
bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing
short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal,
science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled
Brazen and HarperCollins.
So, um. Whoa. Am I the only one who ADORES this cover? It's so amazing. I can't wait to have THAT on my JLA shelf, that's for sure. That cover, a book by JLA, new adult, AND dual POV. Sounds pretty perfect, if you ask me. Also, Kyler sounds exceptionally hot.
Now tell me. What do you think of the cover? Are you itching to have it to cuddle, like I am? LET ME KNOW!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the Kings of Charleston blog tour! To follow the tour (because, come on, it's flipping awesome), click HERE and see the tour schedule and everything! But for today, I have an excerpt and a tour-wide giveaway to share with y'all. Okay? OKAY.
Cal swore under his breath and pulled to the side.
I was a mess. I had never been pulled over, not even as a passenger.
Cal pushed a button and the window slid down slowly with a whoosh. I turned to look at the
approaching officer. He had a flashlight in his hand that he swept across the side of the car. Once
he reached the front of the car, he paused at the front wheel and stood motionless for several seconds. I leaned over the console to see what the holdup was. The officer’s face had drained of
all its color.
“Can I help you, Officer?” Cal said.
I hit Cal on the shoulder and mouthed, What are you doing? He shrugged his shoulders.
“Oh, well, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize who you were,” the officer said with an uneasy laugh. Why would he be sorry for pulling over a seventeen-year-old in a Mercedes?
“No problem, you new to the force?” Cal said in a conversational tone. My mouth dropped
“Yes, I am. I didn’t get a good look at your vehicle till now. Hope you have a good night,” he said. The officer walked back to his vehicle and drove off. Cal turned on his blinker and merged back into the flow of traffic.
“What just happened?” I asked. I was shocked and confused by how the officer had treated Cal. You would have thought he was a movie star or a diplomat with immunity to the law.
“Ah, nothing, I just know the police pretty well,” he responded, smiling to himself. There was obviously more to the story and it had to do with whatever the officer had seen on the front wheel of his car. What could he have seen? I was dying to find out.
“You have a lot of run-ins with the law?”
He leaned his head over to me with a playful expression on his face. I felt tiny butterflies
develop in the pit of my stomach. “Me? Nah, they have run-ins with me from time to time. I have
to straighten them out, you know?”
He turned the blinker on and we entered a residential neighborhood. A few minutes later, we pulled up to a restaurant at the end of a secluded street. Cal pulled the car into a parallel parking space across the street and got out of the car. I began to open my door, but he waved his finger at me. He opened the door for me and gestured for me to take his hand. After a moment’s hesitation, I stepped out of the car, my hand in his strong grip.
There's a tour-wide giveaway where one signed copy of the book and a Kindle Paperwhite are being given away! The giveaway's open to US/Can/UK! Just fill out the Rafflecopter to enter :)
**I am not responsoble for this giveaway, but AS ALWAYS wouldn't it be insanely cool is I was? I mean, come on. Seriously.**
Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
The Kings of Charleston (The Kings of Charleston #1)
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Series: The Kings of Charleston #1
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Description from Goodreads:
Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.
Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.

Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries. 

When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.
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Blog Tour: Naturals by Tiffany Truitt (Spotlight & Giveaway)

Naturals by Tiffany Truitt
Naturals (The Lost Souls, #2)
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Series: The Lost Souls #2
See it on Goodreads
Ripped away from those she loves most, Tess is heartbroken as her small band of travelers reaches the Isolationist camp in the mysterious and barren Middlelands. Desperate to be reunited with James, the forbidden chosen one who stole her heart, she wants nothing to do with the rough Isolationists, who are without allegiance in the war between the Westerners and Easterners. But having their protection, especially for someone as powerful as Tess, may come at a cost.
When James returns, Tess’s world once again feels complete—until she discovers her sister, Louisa, has taken up her old post at Templeton, the dangerous chosen ones training center and the site of Tess’s loss of innocence. Tess will do anything to protect her loved ones—but will the price be more than she can give?
This second book in Tiffany Truitt’s dystopian series is a thought-provoking, thrilling story that asks who the true enemy really is—the chosen ones who are different, or the naturals…who are just like us.

Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt
Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls, #1)
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Series: The Lost Souls #1
See it on Goodreads
Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Tiffany TruittTiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of one McDonalds and Banana Rats (don’t ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).
Besides traveling, Tiffany has always been an avid reader. The earliest books she remembers reading belong to The Little House on the Prairie Series. First book she read in one day? Little Woman (5th grade). First author she fell in love with? Jane Austen in middle school. Tiffany spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered “low brow” or outside the “classics.”
Tiffany began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Today, Tiffany embraces popular Young Adult literature and uses it in her classroom. She currently teaches the following novels: The Outsiders, Speak, Night, Dystopian Literature Circles: The Hunger Games, The Giver, The Uglies, and Matched.
Tiffany is proud to call herself an educator and Young Adult author. Her first book will be published by Entangled Publishing.
Where you can find her:

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Sometimes Never by Cheryl McIntyre (Review & Giveaway!)

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Welcome to my stop on the Sometimes Never blog tour! To see what other blogs are participating, click HERE to go to the tour page!
Sometimes Never (Sometimes Never, #1)Sometimes Never by Cheryl McIntyre
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Format: ebook, 488 pages
Series: Sometimes Never #1
Source: Author for blog tour
Buy It: Amazon
Description from Goodreads:
Hope didn't have the best role model when it came to relationships. She’s content with her current no-strings-attached extracurricular activity with the lead singer of her band. She’s never believed in love and commitment.

Mason starts his eighth school in five years anticipating nothing more than the usual—boring classes, fighting more than making friends, and girls happily willing to succumb to his easy smile. He’s never put much stock into love at first sight—until he sees her.

Regardless of their painful pasts, Hope and Mason discover that sometimes never can become forever.

Sometimes Never is an incredibly great story, that borderlines cute, but can't really be classified as cute all the way through. Why not? Because this book is not 100% fluff. There are issues. Actual, legit issues that the characters work through and try to overcome throughout the story that add a little weight to what would otherwise be a speedy lighthearted book.

One thing in particular that *I* personally liked, though I know this may not be a huge deal to most other people, was the music references. Or in particular, the Dave Matthews references. To Crash Into Me. Needless to say, I am a DMB fan. So seeing some lyrics to Crash Into Me passed between the main characters in regular conversation made me very happy. I mentioned it on Goodreads and everything. :)

Character Rundown:
Hope: Hope and I have a love/hate relationship. I like her kickass/smartass attitude, and the fact that she can beat a guy up without blinking twice because he's a douche. (Not that violence is ever really the answer, but still.) But I did not like her hopeless outlook on life. I get that her life was hard and horrible, but that does not mean she has to be the way she is. I give her credit for trying to work through it, though, and for all her progress made throughout the story. I would say more, but that would spoil Sorry, y'all.

Mason: Happy happy boy. I love him. He was nice, but not perfect. Luckily, there was never a point in the book where I wanted to slap him. There WERE times, however, where I wanted him to OPEN HIS FLIPPING MOUTH. Goodness. This boy is not a pushover by nature, but when it comes to certain things, he needed to stand up for himself or speak his opinion or something. Seriously.

Plot. Contemporary romance with some heavy situations mixed in. And then another big situation thrown in that I did not see coming. I probably should have, though. There were signs.

Mason + Hope. They remind me of Juno and Paulie. (From a movie called Juno, if you do not recognize this reference. If you have not seen it, YOU SHOULD.) He's the cheese to her macaroni and all that fun stuff. And it's true, oddly enough. They are so alike, yet so different. He's smiley happy, she's gloomy. He likes the outside of an Oreo, she likes the creamy middle. They make the perfect couple. Maybe a little TOO perfect, but still.

The ending. SMILES.

Overall, Sometimes Never appeared to be a run of the mill contemporary romance, but once I started it, and then got into it, I was proven wrong in the very best way. This is definitely a book I'll re-read from time to time. It's cute in all the right places, but serious when it need to be and should be. Cheryl did a beautiful job on this story!

About the Author:
Cheryl McIntyre is a mother, author, and insomniac, as well as a reader, movie critic, and
incredibly bad singer. She’s lived in the same area of Ohio her whole life, though she secretly
has dreams of moving somewhere a little warmer—preferably near a beach.
Cheryl_Bio.jpgHer life revolves around four things: family, music, books, and really bad scary movies.
If she doesn’t have a kid on her hip, an iPod in her hand, or a laptop in front of her face, it’s one
of those rare moments when she’s actually sleeping.
You can follow her author page on Facebook where she lives part time. On Goodreads,
which is like crack for avid readers. Or on Twitter, though it’s rumored she has yet to master the
art of tweeting.

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Kick-Butt Characters Hop!

Yaaaay! A giveaway hop! For characters that kick booty.
Okay, so. I WAS going to give away Vampre Academy stuff, but then I remembered that I just gave away a Bloodlines book (winner ended up picking The Golden Lily, by the way). And I want to feature a different author this time.
So I was thinking. Characters. Characters that are KICK...BUTT. (Yeah, I almost said the other word. The one that rhymes with glass...) Anyway, I was thinking and then BOOM. I thought of it and it is PERFECT.
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore! Because Katsa and Po? Total butt-kickers!
Plus, this book? Is fantastic. Seriously. AMAZING. If you haven't read it, you should do so. Soon.
All right, read on for the details, kind people.
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, because you are awesome
- ONE winner will get one copy of the pretty book mentioned above
- My giveaway policy applies, so be sure to have read it, people!
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Cover Reveal: Precious Things by Stephanie Parent!

Precious Things
Release Date: May 2013
Cover Deisgned by: Allie Brennan of B Design 
Cover reveal organized by: YA Bound

Summary from Goodreads:
Isabelle Andrews isn’t supposed to be here. She isn’t supposed to be a freshman at Hartford Community College, she isn't supposed to be living at home and working at her dad’s failing bakery, and she definitely isn’t supposed to be taking Intro to Electronic Music Production, a class that will get her nowhere toward her goal of an English Ph.D. by age twenty-five. But when her dad’s latest business fiasco eats up her college fund, Hartford Community College is exactly where Isabelle finds herself—and thanks to her late enrollment, she doesn’t even get to choose her classes. Stuck with Electronic Music and way-too-easy English courses, Isabelle is determined to wallow in all the misery she feels entitled to.

But community college brings some unexpected benefits…like the fact that a certain overworked, over-scheduled Electronic Music professor hands over most of his duties to his teaching assistant. His tall, green-eyed, absolutely gorgeous teaching assistant. When TA Evan Strauss discovers Isabelle’s apathy toward electronic music—and, well, all music—he makes it his mission to convert her. The music Evan composes stirs something inside Isabelle, but she can’t get involved—after all, she’ll be transferring out as soon as possible. 

Still, no matter how tightly Isabelle holds on to her misery, she finds it slipping away in the wake of all Hartford Community offers: new friendships, a surprisingly cool poetry professor, and most of all, Evan. But Evan’s dream of owning his own music studio is as impractical as Isabelle’s dad’s bakery, and when Evan makes a terrible decision, everything Isabelle has gained threatens to unravel. Soon Isabelle discovers that some of the most important lessons take place outside the classroom…and that in life, as in Evan’s favorite Depeche Mode song, the most precious things can be the hardest to hold on to.</ b>

About the Author
Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.
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Fun fact: Stehpanie Parent is awesome and I heart her. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!