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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (7)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Poison Princess
by Kresley Cole
Publication Date: October 2, 2012

Description from Goodreads:

Poison Princess centers on 16-year-old Evangeline "Evie" Greene, a privileged teenager from Louisiana. When an apocalyptic event decimates her hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes the hallucinations she'd been having for the past year were actually visions of the future — and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens have been chosen to re-enact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side… 




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WWW Wednesday's (4)


WWW Wednesdays is a weekly book event, hosted by Should Be Reading, to play along just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


My answers this week are:



 What are you currently reading?  A Bite's Tale (A Furry Fable) by Veronica Blade











What did you recently finish reading? Blind Date, Checkmate by Veronica Blade











• What do you think you’ll read next?  From Fame To Shame by Veronica Blade
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Blind Date, Checkmate by Veronica Blade


Book Description (via Goodreads):

BLIND DATE, CHECKMATE
Should a woman who’s unable to forget her first love give “happily ever after” one more try?

Shelby Winters’ one great love went sour. If she can’t feel that way about a guy again, why bother? When Shelby’s best friend sets her up on a blind date with Logan, the guy who broke her heart, he pursues her relentlessly, forcing her to make a choice: give her heart what it’s always desired and risk total devastation or shut Logan out and lose her only shot at happiness. To Shelby, it’s a lose-lose situation. Or is it?

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My Review:
Congrats Veronica, you have done it again! Again you have written a story that i could not put down. And this isn't even my usual genre of reading! But i absolutely loved it. You have proven you can not only write for the YA (i'm still in love with "Something Witchy This Way Comes" by the way") but that you can write just as great for the older crowd. I read this book in 2 days. I loved the story, i think it's something every girl/woman can relate to in a sense of first loves and having our hearts broken and how after that we kinda wanna protect ourselves from the world. In reality had a girl's first love come back to town - more than likely she would be the one chasing him, so i loved that it was the other way around in this story, just goes to show that there are guys out there that aren't complete and total a** holes. I loved the bantering back and forth between Shelby and Logan, i found it fun and entertaining. I mean i think every girl wishes they had a Logan in their lives. And i loved that Shelby was a strong and independent woman who could, if she had to, stand on her own two feet. Alot of books portray the female as weak and so i was glad to read something that did not do that. This was a very refreshing, fun, entertaining read, and i would suggest it to anyone who likes a good romance. Happy Reading!  


Author Info:

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Giveaway: "The Paradox" series ombious edition by Patti Roberts!

Another giveaway!  Author Patti Roberts has graciously offered to give a copy of her Paradox series (ebook form) to one lucky winner!  Included in the prize is the ombious edition of the series containing book's 1 & 2.  Just fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter!

Here is some info on the book incase you have not heard of them.

Book Description via Goodreads:

My name is Juliette, and this is my story. Nine hundred years ago, I died. 

Today, I am alive... 

This is not a story about Vampires. However, we are talking about a predatory being that existed long before the word Vampire was ever whispered... the real monsters behind the legendary Vampire myths that reigned in Ancient times. They were a race of Fallen Angels called Grigorians. 

Grace is a little girl on a journey of self discovery. A journey that she is struggling to understand as she deals with the catastrophic events that are forcing their way into her otherwise seemingly normal, if not sometimes, strange world. 

She finds herself trapped in a nightmare, consumed by her paralyzing loss and overwhelming grief. The haunting visions and untimely deaths of others are a constant reminder that life and death are only a heartbeat away. 

A journey crossing Two Worlds. One Ancient - One New. 

How do the heartbreaking visions experienced by a little girl fit into this Ancient World of Angels, Myth & Legend? 

Grace's story will indeed leave you asking... Who, When, Where...What? 

Book 2. Progeny Of Innocence. Grace is not a little girl anymore!                                                                          

Discover more about the Paradox series here - http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/readers-questions-answered/



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Review: Anathema (Sojourner, #4) by Maria Rachel Hooley


Book Description via Goodreads: Elizabeth and Lev believe the danger with the dark angels and the Dagger of Light are finally behind them, but with Elizabeth’s sacrifice comes a new more menacing threat as whatever power the dagger once possessed now possesses Elizabeth, endangering all those she loves most. In a last ditch effort to protect them, Elizabeth runs away, unaware her fate rests with a triune of angels who have come to judge her transgressions against others of their kind.

Book Four In The Sojourner Series (the final book)

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My Review: 
I received a copy of this book from the author so i first of all wanna say thanks to her!


Anathema is book 4 in Maria Rachel Hooley's "Sojourner" series and i think i would have to say its my favorite of the set. If you haven't read the book you may not want to read any further cause you may get spoiled but if you don't mind them read on. Well this book follow's the aftermath of Elizabeth stabbing herself with the ancient dagger to save Lev. It somehow has given her this awful power in which she can kill pretty much anyone with her hands, and 95% of the time its not voluntary, it's not something she can control. She tries to train to learn how to control it but that doesn't go over well. There are these set of angel's called the Triune who are out to find her because a human in their eyes should not hold that sort of power. I don't want to spoil too much but in this book Elizabeth goes through a lot, more than normal, she has to deal with the fact that just being around the people she loves puts them in danger of being killed or seriously hurt. And worry about if the Triune are gonna kill her or not. I felt like Elizabeth became a stronger person in this book because she made had to make choices i don't know if i could ever make, even if she knew it wouldn't work out like she wanted she would always do what was best for her family and Lev. As if to say at least she tried to do what was best even if it killed her or didn't come out how she wanted. I actually at times would find myself going "omg" as i was reading parts because of the suspense of not knowing what was gonna happen to these characters because of Elizabeth's choice in the end of book 3. All in all this was a very fun and highly enjoyable series on the "Angel" aspect of the paranormal genre. I will definitely be reading more from this author! Happy reading! 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (6)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Snow White And The Huntsman
by Lily Blake
Publication Date: June 5, 2012


Description from Goodreads:

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.









Yes, i did pick this.  If anyone know's anything about me it's that i'm a huge Kristen Stewart fan, i can't wait for the movie and also look forward to reading the book not only because of the movie but because i like the idea of a darker Snow White so i think it will make for a great book as well as a great movie.  If you haven't seen the movie trailer here ya go:




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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (5)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Starling (Starling, #1)
by Lesley  Livingston
Publication Date: August 15, 2012

Description from Goodreads:
 
"Love is just the beginning... of the end."

Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.

As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.



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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (2)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

Anyone can play!

To join in:

* Grab the book your currently reading
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (And make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

 "He has his hands deep in his pockets, and the late afternoon sunlight seems to collect in his skin and glow.  Without a doubt, he's the most beautiful being I've ever seen.  I just can't seem to figure how anyone else could miss what he really is. It seems so obvious."

Anathema (Sojourner, book 4) by Maria Rachel Hooley 


(I can't ever seem to keep this down to 2 sentences HAHA)

BOOK GIVEAWAY! "Rae Of Hope" by W.J. May!

Giveaway time! As a thank you to all of my followers new and old i am doing a giveaway!  You can win 1 of 2 available paperback copies of W.J. May's book "Rae Of Hope"!  Just fill out the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of the post.  Here is a bit of info on W.J. May and her book.


Author Bio:
Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario, Canada - St. Catharines. Crazy- happy childhood, she always has a vivid imagination and loads of energy.
She attended the University of Tornoto, and Kansas State Univeristy winning CIAU's and becoming All-American 6x-NCAA Indoors Runner Up.
In 2009, Wanita began her writing career with her debut novel Rae of Hope.









Book Description via Goodreads:
How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth of the past? 

Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan has never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is a very unique, gifted school. 

Rae has no idea what she is getting herself into or that her family’s past is going to come back and taunt her. She learns she is part of an unparalleled group of individuals who become marked with a unique tattoo (tatù) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatù enables them to have supernatural powers particular to the shape of their marking. 

Both her parents were marked though Rae never knew, as they passed away when she was young and never told her. Learning about her family’s past, her evil father and sacrificial mother, Rae needs to decide if there is a ray of hope for her own life.





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