Saturday, August 31, 2013

BOOK BLAST: Wrecked by HP Landry

Series- Pointe Hope Series Book # 1
By-H.P. Landry
Expected Publication Date- August 31, 2013 

Mylie Mier's life is overshadowed by tragedy and heartbreak.

She refuses to settle for Mr. Right Now and is holding out for her happily ever after. Then she meets Damien James. 

Arriving in Pointe Hope was the pinnacle of Damien James' success.

He finally had everything he worked so hard for and life is going as planned--until he catches a predator attempting to defile a helpless victim. Mylie enters his life with the all the subtleness of a freight train. 

Their connection is instantaneous but Damien is jaded and refuses to acknowledge his attraction. Though mesmerized, Mylie quickly realizes that her savior is a pretentious jerk. They fight their obvious connection, and Damien inadvertently pushes Mylie right into the arms of a sociopath. 

Will Mylie live to see her happily ever after or will Damien's callousness force her to be destined to a life that is wrecked?

Friday, August 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Capstone by Misty Provencher

The great Misty Provencher is revealing the Fourth book of the Cornerstone Series.  It will be release on September 30, 2013. I can't wait!! 

It's supposed to stink. That's what Cusps do.
The Ianua, Nalena and Garrett's own community, have welcomed them back by charging them as traitors and chucking them into the Hotel Celare's slammer. 
And outside the fortress walls, it's no better. 
The Cusp is at full-boil as the world finally surrenders to The Fury's lifestyle. Looting, riots, murders—every kind of crime has become the norm—and The Fury want to make it all permanent.  They might even succeed, now that they've nabbed all thirteen of the Ianua's Cornerstones.
To preserve mankind, the only chance the Ianua have left is to beat The Fury to the Earth's Core and somehow trigger the Reset.
Like that's easy.
There's no manual on how to activate a Reset. Nobody even knows if there’s an actual Core to the Earth. 
Shoot, it could be one big myth; an epic waste of effort.
But the Addo thinks there is one last hope. 
So long as someone is willing to sacrifice everything to be mankind's long shot.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Rearranged by Tina Carreiro

Title: Rearranged
 Author: Tina Carreiro
 Paperback: 214 pages
 Publisher: Time and Tide Publishing
 Language: English
Release Date: August 23rd 2013
ISBN – 13: 978-0-9892549-5-3
        ISBN-10: 0-9892549-5-X
        ISBN-10: 0989254968
        ISBN-13: 978-0-9892549-6-0

Carly West is good at taking care of herself—she’s been doing it since her mama died. She can even make marrying a man she didn’t choose work. But when gorgeous ranch foreman, Wade Dawson struts into her life, everything changes. Her life starts to unravel, lies are uncovered, and the only comfort she finds is in the arms of a stranger.

Wade Dawson has one thing on his mind, to fulfill his brother’s responsibilities and get the hell out of this small town. But he soon finds out he wasn’t only hired to watch the ranch, but to see that the farmer’s daughter makes it down the aisle. It’s the first job he isn’t sure he can follow through with. But if he doesn’t, his brother’s reputation and freedom is at stake.

Bound by obligation to marry another man…

Bound by blood to save his brother…

Will one night destroy it all?



Author Bio

Tina spends her days writing and creating fantasy worlds until she’s forced back into reality where she pretends to be “normal.” When not writing, she’s a full-time cub scout/camping/gymnastic/PS3 mom for her son and daughter and a devoted wife to her leading man, the love of her life-husband. She’s addicted to writing, romance novels, zombie movies, and coffee with caramel macchiato creamer. She fully believes in karma and pours her heart into everything she does.  She loves life and embraces every moment of it.



I'm not a real big fan of "cowboys". Sure I live in West Virginia, but I'm a
city girl through and through. So, when I was asked to join this tour I was
a little unsure. But, I did it and I'M SO THANKFUL!

What I liked:

LOVE the story line.

Carly lives with her very controlling dad. How controlling? VERY controlling.
I disliked him from the first page. He is forcing her to marry a guy, who is a jerk!
He never listens to her and...well...its just bad all around.

Enter new ranch foreman, Wade. *sigh* Wade is a cowboy! With a capital C.
I loved him from the moment him and Carly squared off. It was a great scene.
There is way more to Wade's story than meets the eye and I love how Tina
brings in a little bit with each chapter. That left a little mystery and I like that.

Anyway, Wade is "suppose" to look after Carly and make sure she remains "pure" for
her wedding (Told ya her dad was a jerk!). BUT there is another twist
a really good one and Carly is finally able to see things for what they really are
and she can see that more is happening on the ranch then she knew of.

Love love love it!!

What I didn't like:

The story progressed well. Tina did some great twist and turns in the story.
I loved the ending so much!

This was a nothing that I didn't like!

Its a must read!!


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Prize 2: Ebook and Swag
Prize 3: Tote bag and swag

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Persephone's Orchard (The Chrysomelia Stories #1) by Molly Ringle

Goodreads Description:

The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. 

Soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times; of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.


I was given this book from the author for an honest review. Thank you Molly!!!

I have been in love with the story Persephone and Hades for as long as I've loved Greek Mythology. Okay, I know that some of you are thinking..really? Okay the kidnapping part is wrong but I always thought that there was more to the story than others storytellers let on. Now, I would never compare authors, because I think each author is unique in their own way AND that is why I LOVE authors so much!! Not every story is the same. Sure, there are similarities but each is the author's take on the story! 

What I liked:

Molly Ringle's twist of Persephone and Hades is amazing! Pure Talent!! 

Adrian and Sophie! Love these two so much! This is a modern day story WITH A BIG OL' TWIST! 

Sophie has gone off to college and soon meets Adrian who introduces her to a whole new world. He tricks her into drink pomegranate and she begins to have flashbacks! (this isn't a spoiler - read the description) Soon Adrian and Sophie become closer and strange things begin to happen. Okay, I can't really go into it or it will be a spoiler! 

However, just like Persephone and Hades this is a story you DON'T want to put down !!! 

What I didn't like:

Okay, there were a couple of times when I shook my Kindle and said "Come on just tell me already!" But, that is what makes Molly a great writer. 

Of course there is a HUGE cliffhanger!! *hangs head* and book 2 isn't done yet!

But, I will be stalking Mollys Twitter Account for updates on the release of book 2!!

Look out just gained another fan!!! =)

You can purchase the book here:


Monday, August 26, 2013

Bitter End by Jennifer Brown

When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole -- a handsome, funny, sports star who adores her -- she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate . . . someone who truly loves and understands her. At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her close friend Zack, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all her time with another boy? As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches, or increasingly violent threats. As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose -- between her "true love" and herself. (from Goodreads) 

Flo's Review
Oh, my BookNerds know how to throw me for a loop. My situation with this Book of the Month was similar, in a way, to the month we read My Beautiful Failure. I got this book from the library, read the description, and had zero interest in reading it at all. I set it down on my coffee table and neglected it for weeks. I picked it up several weeks later, added it to my TBR on Goodreads and read some reviews. I still had no desire to read it. I set it back down on my coffee table and started to think about ways to tell Jacque that I was opting out of this month's read. Then Jacque tweeted me to ask if I'd started it. I saw the tweet today, Sunday afternoon, while I was lazing on my couch reading another book. Instead of tweeting her back that I wasn't going to read it -- which was completely my plan -- I picked it up and started reading.

And then I read the entire book in a matter of hours.

Wow. First of all, the writing style is very easy. It just flows. It makes it a fast and easy read. Second, I was fascinated by the characters. In the author's note at the end of the book, Jennifer Brown explains how she never understood how abused women never left their abusers, and how often women are quick to say, "One time and I would leave!" They have never been in the situation, yet they are so sure they wouldn't stand for it. But...they've never been in the situation. "..we don't often often enter romantic relationships based on what's going on in our minds," she says, "We love, and because we love, 'I would never...' becomes an incredibly inaccurate prediction." 

In several of the reviews I read, people did not like Alex. But I guess what struck me about her is that she was very rational. The arguments that she had in her head made sense. And throughout the relationship she wasn't often speaking from a deluded point of view. She knew she was being abused. She saw that the relationship was hurting her physically as well as hurting all her relationships. But... The but

I read this book in a matter of hours because I wanted to see how she would come out of it. (I never assumed that Jennifer Brown would end the book with her protagonist still in the relationship, as recovery is part of the journey.) And in the end it was a little reaching out -- very realistic to Alex and what she could do at that point. Not a big lightbulb, per se, but one small, scared hand reaching out. 

This was a very well-written and powerful book. I've said it before, that I always love when books surprise me, so thank you to the Book Nerds and to Jennifer Brown! Oh, and you didn't think I could end this review without swooning over Zack, did you?! #TeamZack

Jacque's Review:

Book Nerd Teri and I attended one of the author speed dating sessions at this year's RT Convention and met Jennifer Brown.  I never would have selected one of her books based upon the descriptions, but by the end of our short discussion with her...Teri and I were sold.  Her books deal with very difficult subjects that are relevant to teens/high school students.

Bitter End is about an abusive relationship.  Alex is a senior in high school and has been best friends with Bethany and Zack since they were all in diapers.  She is an excellent writer and spends time tutoring other students.  This is how she meets Cole, a standout athlete who transferred from another school for his senior year.  They begin dating and everything appears to be wonderful, but Zack does not approve of Cole.  Something happened between them in gym class, but neither Cole nor Zack is willing to discuss it.

Cole becomes obsessive, stalkerish, controlling, and eventually his jealousy/anger turns to violence.

Bitter End is a very fast read and I was immediately drawn into the lives of the characters.  I could completely understand and appreciate Alex's thought processes.  I'm sure everyone has heard of situations like this and unless you are the one in the situation, you can't fully understand what is going on.  We all think...WOW...this guy is a creep and if it were me, I would ________.  It is very easy to judge someone else, but there is always more to the story than meets the eye.  Alex is not weak.  She knows from the very first incident when something is amiss, but she can always seem to rationalize it.

This is an excellent book that I would highly recommend high school students read.  It is a great way for teens to break the ice and begin thinking and perhaps discussing these types of situations with their friends or *gasp* maybe even their parents.  Even if the topic doesn't pertain to them or someone they know, becoming more aware of domestic violence and ways to recognize and deal with it before it spirals out of control could certainly benefit anyone.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Jordyn and The Caverns of Gloom by Tiffany King

My so-called family lied.
My friends lied.
The only guy I ever liked lied.
My mentor, the one I was supposed to trust lied.

My entire existence is built on lies and yet now they want my help. Scratch that, now
they need my help. I'll play the good soldier, but I am no longer the person I was before. This time it will be on my terms. I will trust no one.

I am a weapon. I am Jordyn.

Author Bio: 

 USA Today Best Selling author, Tiffany King is the author of the Young Adult titles: The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not, and Jordyn: The Daemon Hunter Novel Series. She also has a New Adult title called No Attachments. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. 

Book Trailer:


Buy Links:



Twitter: @AuthorTiffany

Facebook: Tiffany King

Blog: Tiffany King

Goodreads: Tiffany King


I will admit that I was more nervous about this book than any other of Tiffany's book
I love Jordyn so much and book 1 was so great that I wanted this book
to be just as good! 

Well, how could I doubt THE TIFFANY KING !!!!

Jordyn was just as amazing as the first! 
Every chapter and every page was pure perfection

What I liked:

LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole story line
It picks up from where Book 1 left off at and Jordyn is trying to stay
away from anyone.

Well, something happens (something BIG) and they need
Jordyn to come back and help with it. 

From that point its an action packed book!! OMG!! LOVE it!!

What I didn't like:

Another Cliffhanger .. ugh! Hopefully Tiffany won't
take to long to write book 3 *wink*

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

It isn't easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises. The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers? (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
In the same way I picked up How to Love and All Our Yesterdays, I picked up an ARC of Hero at BEA, having never heard of Enchanted, and not knowing that Hero was the second book in a series. I eventually figured it out and realized I'd need to read Enchanted. How lucky was I when Sync had it as one of the free audiobook downloads for the summer

This book was interesting. Basically, it's a story of different fairy tales, but all told together as one story -- the story of the Woodcutter family, and more specifically Sunday Woodcutter. (Yes -- the daughters are named for the days of the week.) It made me think that I don't know a lot of fairy tales! I recognized a good bit of the stories that were weaved in, but there were a lot that I didn't. It was a creative concept, but honestly, I found myself getting confused. There was so much going on that I started to forget who the characters were, what their magical abilities were (if any), and their back stories -- which kept being referred to once they were told.  Along with there being too much going on, I felt that some of the stories were incomplete? That may be because I don't know the fairy tales. 

I did enjoy the love story of Rumbold and Sunday -- even the magical elements. I also enjoyed the Woodcutter family and their interactions with each other.

Here's the trailer:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

"Remember who you are."
Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. But if controlling what people eat, where they live, and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested. Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and used her hidden talent for a moment. Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her dad’s jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape. Because tonight, they’ll come for her. (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
WOW. I absolutely was not expecting that ending! 

But let me back up. Crewel got a lot of buzz leading up to and after its release in late 2012. I was lucky enough to meet Gennifer Albin at the Miami Book Fair shortly after it came out and attend a panel discussion where she talked about her book and her world building. I was immediately fascinated. Also, how pretty is this cover?

Gorgeous, right?!
Anyway, the beginning of the book was a little off for me. It seemed to me that Adelice was so quick to be distrustful of the Guild for no particular reason. I think that her parents should have explained a little bit more -- still discreetly, of course -- why they were against the everything and training her to fail. Adelice was training to fumble for so long and never got a reason from her parents?! I think the, "Because we said so!" could only get them so far before she demanded some of the truth. As she learns more about Arras and how the Guild is controlling everything, then she has reason to be so sassy. But not right away for no reason. Also, I know she blamed herself for what happened to her family and I did, too. (Sorry.) Shoulda been real instead of sitting there eating cake. Obviously it's a big deal that you DIDN'T mess up if you've been trying to mess up.

All that being said, I'm thinking we will get more information and back story about that whole situation later on in the series. At least, I hope we do..

But now onto the accolades! Crewel was the first book I've read in awhile that had me thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. Like, during the work day I would be thinking about how much I wanted to get home and just read this book. This book was a great escape, and I feel deeply into this other world. I kind of heart the way that the word "spinster" has a negative connotation in our society of old, unmarried women, but in this book they are beautiful young women (albeit still unmarried) to be revered and treated with the utmost respect and adoration. The character descriptions were fantastic -- I was almost literally cringing when I read about Cormac because I could totally smell him! Eew! And Maela -- what a villian! Her evilness was so evil, I almost wanted to rip her.

The ending threw me for a COMPLETE loop. I absolutely did not see that coming. It changes the game completely for the second book Altered! And -- not to brag -- but thank goodness I already have it, so I can jump right in! 

(P.S. If you read and liked Crewel, you may want to #JoinTheAgenda:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Sweet Series by Bailey Ardisone CHARACTER BIOS and GIVEAWAY

Book Info-
Title: Sweet Oblivion
Series: Sweet Series #1
By: Bailey Ardisone
Published: March 24th, 2013 by Bailey Ardisone


When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality. And some secrets...are best kept in Oblivion.
...Until there is hope.

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can't seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
​Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they've been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.

Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.
She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.


Book Info-
Title: Sweet Escape
Series: Sweet Series #2
By: Bailey Ardisone
Published: July 25th, 2013 by Bailey Ardisone


Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself…

Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself?
She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with—Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next.
This time, it isn’t because of who Mycah is.
This time, it’s because of who she is.
Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion’s den—the false King’s chambers. Can she fool a King who can’t be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact?

With everyone’s world falling apart and deceit around every corner…can any of them truly Escape?


About The Author-

Bailey Ardisone is a collaboration by two sisters born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois. They took the last names of their two grandmothers and combined them together to form their pen name. They both married the love of their lives and spend their days submerged in books, movies, music, or art and love traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of their lives and are obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Sweet Oblivion is their first novel and is the first installment of a series.



Sweet Series Character Bios
Name: Nariella Ashwyn Woodlinn (aka Nari)
Age: 18
Height: 5'7"
Hair: Brunette
Eyes: Violet
Personality: Kind, sweet, caring, loves to paint. Determined not to be shy, Nari puts forth strong effort to fit in and act like a normal teenager when around her new friends. Forced to keep everything in growing up, she no longer holds her emotions back or keeps what she is thinking locked inside now that she is older. This has gotten her in trouble, and she is currently learning restraint.
Name: Mycah Nightly (aka Remycah Avel Zafriel)
Age: 19 almost 20
Height: 6'1"
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Personality: Grew up alone and separate in England. Strong, fierce, authoritative, but gentle, loving, and affectionate. Mycah would do anything for his people and those he loves. He has full, 100% use of his brain, and has countless abilities because of it. His favourite thing to do is read, but he also loves music, including playing the piano, and is a master swordsman. He is obsessed with sweets.
Name: Rydan Cael O'Malley (aka Rydan Cael Zafriel)
Age: 18
Height: 6'0.5"
Hair: Black
Eyes: Silver
Personality: Quiet, restrained (except when it comes to protecting Nari), and incredibly loyal. He only shows his emotions and affections toward Nari, but he is learning to open up to others. Rydan has many gifts, but his most known skill is with music. He can play almost any instrument, and is a master composer. He also loves archery and animals, and is a dedicated vegetarian.
Name: Naminé
Age: 18
Height: 5'8"
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Green
Personality: Logical, reasonable, loyal, and kind. Naminé is mature beyond her years, and determined to save her Kingdom. She has a brother who she deeply loves and is constantly worried for. She is a Dream Weaver, and slave to the King. Strong, determined, and patient, she along with her Fëa Calen, would risk anything to save the ones she loves.