Monday, November 25, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Misunderstandings by Tiffany King

Just when she thought things were going up…
Two years after a devastating breakup, Brittni Mitchell has moved on from Justin Avery—or so she tells herself. But when she returns to Seattle for her best friend’s engagement party, Brittni finds herself the victim of a disastrously timed elevator breakdown. She’s trapped with the last person she wants to face, and forced to recount the past she desperately wants to forget.

She’s going to have to look back…

When Brittni left her podunk hometown for a big city college experience at the University of Washington, hooking up with a guy like Justin Avery was not part of her plan. Between Justin’s attention-grabbing tattoos, cigarette smoking, and bad boy attitude Brittni quickly chalked him up as “Mr. Wrong.” But his charm was unrelenting, and Brittni’s decision to give Justin a chance quickly turned into the worst choice she ever made.

So that she might be able to move forward.

Now she’s stuck with Justin—literally—and the complicated web of misunderstandings that tied up the truth for two years is about to unravel.

What People Are Saying About It:
“A beautifully woven story of a love that can withstand anything.”—New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams

“Funny, real, moving and passionate, Misunderstandings is a MUST-READ for New Adult contemporary romance fans.”—New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young

“Sweet and sexy! Great characters and an intriguing romance…So good!”—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Faithful (Wanted #3) by Kelly Elliott

Goodreads descriptions:

No matter how faithful love can be…it takes only one moment to change it all.

After Heather Lambert’s parents died in a tragic car accident her senior year of high school, she refuses to let anyone into her heart for fear of being hurt again. Focusing only on school to follow her dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher, the last thing Heather intends to do is fall in love with Josh Hayes.

Josh knows the moment he lays eyes on Heather that she is the one he’s been waiting for. During months of obstacles and denied feelings, he is rejected by her time and time again. 
When he finally wins her love, Josh and Heather start planning their future together…until Heather receives one bit of news she never wanted to hear again. 

There has been a car accident. 

Josh wakes up with no memory of Heather, and his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, is his nurse. Heather must decide if she’ll risk being hurt again and fight for the one man she loves with all her heart. 

Will Josh remember Heather when she needs him the most? Or will Victoria take advantage of this opportunity, pushing Heather away from Josh for good?

Faithful is the third book in the Wanted series by Kelly Elliott


Oh Kelly Elliott and her cowboys. I love thee!

What I liked about the book: I really liked the pace of this one more that the other two. Kelly slowed this one down a bit, and I like that.  The whole drama between Josh and Heather was believable and lovable. I really felt Heather's pain and frustration. As always, Heather had the girls to be there with her!!

What I didn't like: Not enough Jeff (but that is my personal issue

Where you can buy the series:

Wanted (Book 1 Wanted Series)

Saved (Wanted Book 2)

Faithful (Wanted Book 3)

Monday, November 11, 2013

COVER REVEAL: The Souls of Rain (Book 1 of Heavens Trilogy) by Diana Nixon

Heavens Trilogy
By Diana Nixon
Book 1

The Souls of Rain

Three angels were standing in the middle of a round, crystal room. Their long, silver cloaks were swaying slowly in the wind; the rustle of their wings was the only sound breaking the intense silence. One of them, a woman with curly, strawberry-blond hair that went to her feet, raised her hand and a huge, white cloud formed in front of her.
“The girl deserves to know the truth,” she said to the others.
“This is insane,” a male angel replied, shaking his head. He ran one palm through his messy, sandy hair; his big, blue eyes seemed to be brighter than the sky itself. “What if something goes wrong?” He stared nervously at the picture appearing inside the cloud.
“We are losing control over her.”
“She’s right,” the other male angel said. “It’s not safe to keep her here.” His golden eyes shifted impatiently between his companions. “We need to send her back to the earth.”
“You will follow her,” the woman said, looking at the blue-eyed angel. He was the youngest of the three of them, and his age was the only thing that stopped him from breaking the order. He didn’t want to spy on anyone. He used to be one of the best guardian angels, until one day he made a huge mistake and was obliged to follow the orders of the top-ranked angels. It was the worst part of his punishment; he hated being told what to do.
“You didn’t have to say that,” he snapped, meeting the woman’s emotionless eyes. Sometimes it was really hard to believe that she was an angel, and not a demon wearing snow-white wings. “You know I would have never left her unprotected.”
“Right.” The other angel smirked.
“Albert,” the woman hissed, warningly. Her voice sounded calm, but the intonation said it all — she didn’t approve fights between her subordinates. “This meeting is over. I’ll see you two later.” And just like that, she disappeared, making the air in the room crackle. Albert grimaced at the force of energy left after her disappearance. He wasn’t as strong as she was, and the powers she possessed always made him uneasy. He looked one last time at the blue-eyed angel, and followed the woman.

Left alone, the angel stared at the picture of the girl he was supposed to spy on. The girl was a guardian angel. She was slim and beautiful; with long, black hair and big green eyes, shadowed by the curling lashes.
She was walking down the alley surrounded by the age-old oaks, watching her fosterling. She seemed to be relaxed, but in reality her every instinct was on alert. Her wings were outspread, and though no human could see her like that, the creatures of the heavens always knew when she was on duty.
 “I won’t let you down, Claire,” the angel swore in a whisper, making the cloud in front of him turn black. “Never again….”


Friday, November 8, 2013

BLOG TOUR and DOUBLE BOOK REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Crush Series by Lacey Weatherford

Book Info-
Title: Crush
Series: Crush #1
By: Lacey Weatherford
Publication Date: October 20th, 2012

Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.

Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other.

As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.


My Review of Crush -

What I loved: I loved Lacey's writing! This author has some serious talent!

Cami, senior in high school, ready for it to be over, and has a best friend Clay (I really liked him). Then a new kid comes to school, Hunter. Now, I assumed that he was just a typical bad boy, but THE GREAT LACEY proves me wrong, again!!! (See why I think she is so good!)

This is a romance that keeps you wanting me!! Great twists and turns that keep you wanting more!!

What I didn't like:

Even though I am a sucker for duo-POVs, I sort of wish this was just Cami's POV. Not that I didn't like Hunter's POV, but Cami was more relatable to read.

Book Info-
Title- Smitten
Series- Crush # 2
By-Lacey Weatherford

Life is good. Cami is away at her dream college with her dream man by her side. She thinks if she can just get through with meeting Hunter’s family that everything will be perfect. Little does she know that life’s about to turn upside down again when Hunter is called to infiltrate a gang whose specialty is chopping and racing cars. His contact happens to be a beautiful curvy girl who is the gang leader’s sister and he has to pose as her boyfriend. Communication with Cami is basically forbidden to help keep his cover.

Hunter, however, can’t stand being away from the girl he really loves, and he sneaks away one night to meet her across town. He doesn’t know the gang leader, Ripper, has suspicions about him already and he’s following him to see where he goes. He surprises Hunter and Cami, and Hunter quickly introduces her as his cousin who is having some car trouble. He thinks all is well until he discovers he has one serious problem. Ripper likes Cami and decides to pursue her, drawing her into the same dangerous world he’s supposed to bring down.

Can he keep his cover without having Cami get caught in the crossfire? Will the two of them survive having to watch each other fake it in the arms of another? Or will their hot stolen kisses destroy everything?


My Review of Smitten -

What I loved: WOW!! I loved this one so much more than Crush!! Serious!!

Cami is off to college now. Her and Hunter are doing great! But, Hunter still needs to do his job!! So, he starts another undercover job, but this one hit WAY TO CLOSE TO HOME!!

I think I loved Hunter so much more in this one than Crush. We get to his loving and protective side a lot me!! That made me *swoon* more!!!

Action packed, swoon-worthy, loving story!!!

What I didn't like: NOTHING!! This was great!!

About The Author-
Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first "big" book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

BOOK BLAST: Hearken (Daughter of the Sea #4) by Kristen Day

Daughters of the Sea Series # 4
By- Kristen Day
Publication Date-November 5th, 2013 

Sometimes our souls hear what our minds and hearts refuse to accept. It will whisper its continuous cadence until we're strong enough to glimpse the truth. When the soul's whispers morph into screams, we're forced to gaze into the mirrors of time and see ourselves for who we really are. Would you be able to handle what gazes back?


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: 1000 Sleepless Nights by Connie Michael

1000 Sleepless Nights
By- Connie Michael

There are two absolutes in war, people get killed and you can’t stop it. Twenty-three year old Corpsman Emme Sawyer doesn’t believe in absolutes. Excelling in school Emme graduated early flew through undergrad work and was on her way to med school when she realized she wanted more. Joining the Navy, Emma deploys as a medical corpsman with a Marine Infantry Unit heading into the Helmand Providence in Afghanistan.
When the bullets start to fly Emme learns that medical school doesn’t prepare you for war and being a girl doesn’t make getting killed off limits. Emme struggles against the cultural biases of a foreign land and the limitations her unit is put under while trying to push the Taliban out.  After her guard is killed by an IED, Emme shuts off her emotions—until her commanding officer, Raven takes the job of looking after her, arousing feelings she doesn’t want and isn’t supposed to have.  As Raven begins to reciprocate Emme realizes she missed out on a lot more than classes when she skipped high school. Unsure how to deal with the loss Emme turns to Raven, for support.  As their connection grows Emme hesitates to take it further, knowing that developing feelings in a combat zone is dangerous when each step could be your last. Aware of the regulations against starting a relationship with someone in his unit, Raven tries to suppress his feelings but knows they are too strong to deny.  Soon Emme and Raven learn you can’t choose when and where love finds you and sometimes you have to take a chance.  


Monday, November 4, 2013

BOOK BLAST: The Remade: Akila's Psalm (The Reborn Book #2) by Casse NaRome

The Remade: Akila’s Psalm
The Reborn Book # 2
By- Casse NaRome
Publication Date-November 2nd, 2013

Dain has lost everything. His mom and Tara are both gone. The face that he once used as a solace, he can no longer bear to see. He’s unraveling; Akila may not be enough to hold the strands together.
For Akila watching Dain become a shadow of the guy she once knew is torture. She knows she is losing him but how can she stop it while holding on to secrets of her own? All she has to do is keep everything together long enough to stop the evil scientists that are out to sabotage their destiny.

They are both fighting their own demons but whose will destroy them first?


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Jacque's Review:

Fangirl is about a set of eighteen year old identical twins, Cath and Wren, who are heading off for their first year of college.  They both wrote Simon Snow fan fiction growing up and have a large following.  Wren has decided to move on to boys, drinking, and partying once she is on campus while Cath is still living her life via the Internet.  She attends her classes, but she would rather spend her free time locked in her dorm room writing about Simon Snow.

Cath's roommate, Reagan, is a junior and eventually starts to help Cath come out of her shell.  Cath  becomes friends with Reagan's ex-high school boyfriend Levi, which becomes a little awkward as Cath realizes they may be more than just friends.  Levi is the complete opposite of Cath.  He is very outgoing and friendly.  Cath thinks that because he is two years older he is far more worldly and experienced than she is. There is no way they could have anything in common, right? WRONG....

The one thing that I really liked about this story is that it isn't a "boy meets girl they fall instantly in love" sort of story.  Levi and Cath are friends.  They have issues like everyone, but they learn from their mistakes and grow from them in the process.  I was "rooting for them" (if you have read the understand the significance of that sentence) and I was very happy with how it ended. 

At the end of every chapter there was an excerpt from one of the Simon Snow books or from some of Cath and Wren's fan fiction.  Cath also reads several sections of her fan fiction to Levi throughout the book.  It was interesting to hear parts of the story, but I found them to be confusing at times.  Do these books really exist?  Maybe it is because I don't know the story or the characters that I couldn't really appreciate those sections as much as I probably should have. 

I did love the rest of the story about Cath, Wren, Reagan, and Levi.  They are all such unique characters, but they all needed each other in some fashion.  This is the first book of Rainbow's that I have read.  I really enjoyed her writing style and will definitely read more of her books in the futures.

Flo's Review:
I have had so many misses with this book. First,  I saw it on Netgalley. I read the description and thought, "Ehh.." and didn't request it. Then I was literally in the line at BEA for Rainbow Rowell's signing, but I got out to go to Holly Black's line. (I was #199 or #200 in that one, so I kind of don't regret that.) Finally, with all the raving I was hearing about this book, I suggested to the Book Nerds that we make this our October read.

I've never read any of Rainbow Rowell's books, but I've seen and heard great things about both Eleanor & Park and Attachments. Now, after reading Fangirl, I hope to read the other two as well. There were two things in particular that made this book great. First: the characters. Hands down, Rainbow's strength as a writer -- at least judging by this book, which is the only one of hers I've read -- are her characters. They are so quirky and real and lovable. Mostly quirky! At first I thought Cath was a little extreme, but the more I learned about her history and growing up -- aka her parents -- it made sense. Levi is officially on my Fictional Boyfriend List. I loved all the description about him and how lovingly Cath saw his imperfections. She thought that they were beautiful and so I did as well. Also, Levi's personality was just amazing. He was the perfect gentleman -- always chivalrous, always letting Cath know how he felt, but never pushing her. I need Levi in my life! I mean, I used to live in Lincoln, NE and why wasn't he there when I was?!?!? Granted, I was like 10 years old, and Levi is a fictional character, but that's just details.

The second thing that made this book really great for me was the actual fangirl part. It is no surprise that I am a fangirl. I fangirl New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments...and on, and on, and on. I was literally laughing and smiling at some of things Cath said -- like, at one point she said something to Reagan about how's she big in the fandom and I was thinking, "I know!" I, by no means, am a Magicath in any of my fandoms, but at the risk of sounding arrogant, I do think I am recognized in at least some of them. Reagan was basically like, "What?!?!" and that made me laugh -- because I know that I sound just like Cath when trying to explain some detail of the Hunger Games fandom to some of my friends.

I completely understand why this book got all the hype it did. I read it in a weekend and enjoyed the ride the entire time.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington WITH GIVEAWAY!

Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.
Until now, that is... 

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other. With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking? (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
This book was interesting in that I started to listen to it and thought, "Nah, I don't really like it..." But then, I must have been deluding myself, because I couldn't stop listening to it! Eventually, I was completely hooked. I even ended up having to drive like an hour away for an event that I missed (but that's another story!) and I wasn't even phased by it because I knew it would let me keep listening to this one.

I got this audiobook as a prize directly from Jessica Shirvington. At the time, it wasn't even out in the U.S. yet -- I'm not sure about now. What I do know is that the audiobook is Australian and that means that the narrator has an accent! It was really cool! (Yes, it's the little things that entertain me...)

But back to the story. Ethan <3 The way Jessica kept describing him bite his bottom lip made me want to bite it, to! Surprisingly, this intended effect worked for me, where in other books the overly repetitious lip biting thing has just annoyed me. (I'm looking at YOU, Fifty Shades of Grey!) I have to admit, though, that I did not like the end. The very end, I mean. There was one last element that seemed too forced, too fake for me. Had the story ended a chapter earlier I would have liked that a lot more.

I'm paying it forward by giving away this audiobook! AND it's signed by the author! Just leave a comment about audiobooks (anything you want to say about audiobooks) and I'll choose a random commenter to win. Please include your email address in the comment so I can get in touch with you if I need to!