Thursday, 30 July 2015

Cover Reveal: Dangerous Games (Secrets and Lies #2) by D'Ann Burrow

I'm excited to share the Dangerous Games Cover Reveal. Dangerous Games is the second book in Secrets and Lies by D'Ann Burrow, which will be published September 28th 2015. It's a Young Adult Paranormal Romance. Without further ado, let's check out the cover!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Review: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

Title: Sweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
My rating: 4.8 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication date: April 30th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary: Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life? (summary from Goodreads)

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Book Blitz: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am so excited to share with you the Every Last Breath Release Week Blitz! Every Last Breath is the final installment in The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and I absolutely can't wait for this book to show up in my mailbox! I already preordered a signed and personalized copy, which will be arriving in a few weeks, and when it arrives, I'll probably finish it in a day.

For this Blitz, I have some pictures and an excerpt to share with you guys. I already read the excerpt, and it makes me want to read this book even more badly than before. Without further ado, let's get to the exciting stuff.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Review: Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins

Title: Sweet Evil
Author: Wendy Higgins
My rating: 4.7 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Release date: May 1st, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary: Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns? (summary from Goodreads)

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thank you to Haraiah over at Random Things in Action for nominating me to the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
Here are the rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions sent to you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate ten blogs.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

In My Mailbox #1

Technically, I didn't buy these books, I got them from my mom. The Sweet Evil series, The Selection 1-3 and the newest addition to The Princess Diaries, Royal Wedding. And I got a bonus epilogue from The One! How awesome is that? I've already started Royal Wedding, and so far, it's a great trip down Memory Lane. And I borrowed The Selection, and I am currently reading The Heir, but I'm not complaining. And I'm so excited to start reading Sweet Evil soon!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Book Blitz: Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi and Guest Post

I'm excited to share with you all the Book Blitz for Corner of Ocean and Bay, a Young Adult Contemporary novel by Gina Azzi. It was released on June 15th. This will end up being two posts, since there is so much I want to share with you; this one with excerpts and stuff, and then a guest post from Gine Azzi. I have a lot of exciting stuff to share with you today, so let's get started!
Nessa Moore has sought reliable stability since her father’s death. Now, she’s over it. Tired of always being the mature adult, constantly worrying about her alcoholic mother, stressing about being able to afford college, she wants to have one normal, carefree, fun summer. And be more like her best friend Jacie.
Jacie Hayes is struggling to overcome the recent breakup with her first love. The one that ripped out her heart and left her devastated. Frustrated and bored with her own self pity, Jacie wants nothing more than to forget about Dylan, to go back to her old ways, her old self. To be the fun loving, live-in-the-moment girl who gossips about boys and sips mojitos.
Best friends since childhood, Nessa and Jacie have been through all their ups and downs together. No matter what. Now, the summer before their senior year of high school, they accept an invitation from Jacie’s aunt to join her in Lockwood Quay, New Jersey, a summer beach getaway.
Determined to make this their best, most memorable, summer yet, both girls push their own boundaries, accept new challenges, and find themselves keeping secrets from each other.
But sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone has consequences.
And some secrets can’t be forgiven.
Or forgotten.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Review: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

Title: Nowhere But Here
Author: Katie McGarry
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release date: May 26th, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Trailer Reveal: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I'm excited to share the trailer for Every Last Breath, the final installment of The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, with you! Without further ado, let's check out the trailer!

I thought the trailer was really cool! Who else can't wait to finally get to read this book? I'm so excited about it! July 28th can't come soon enough! Who do you hope Layla ends up with? I'm Team Roth! Tell me your thought in the comments section, I love hearing from you all!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

A Hard Ink Special Announcement from Laura Kaye!

I'm excited to share with you a special announcement from Laura Kaye, the author of Hard Ink. Without further ado, here's the announcement:
As I celebrate the release last week of Hard to Let Go, the finale in my Hard Ink romantic suspense series, I’m super excited to share some more news about Hard Ink! I’m going to do another book in this series. And not just any book. I’m going to write a wedding novella for one of the couples in the series!! And I’m so flippin’ excited!!!

This is how this idea came about: I happened to see another author celebrating the release of a follow-up wedding book, and I’ve never written any follow-up stories about any of my characters—once they’ve gotten their happily ever afters in their original story, I just moved right on to the next couple. But that author’s book got me thinking about who I would even do a follow-up story on. Who is it that would get married? My initial thoughts went right to the Hard Ink series, of course, because I’ve been immersed in this world for the past two years and absolutely adore these characters. Seriously – I know many of us have joked about the title of the last book being apropos, and trust me when I say I’m feeling that, too. I want more Hard Ink myself.

And then I had to ask – which couple? My gut instinct was to say Nick and Becca. They started the series, have been together the longest, and the personal issues they each have and struggles they each face are less than some of the other characters. BUT…

But then my brain started to think about all the other couples. And as I thought through all of them, I could make a case why any of the Hard Ink couples might be the first to get married.

And that’s where YOU come in.

I can’t decide which couple to write.

I could make the argument for Nick and Becca for all the reasons above. I could make the argument that Shane would be eager to take care of Sara in every way he can. I could make the argument that Easy and Jenna’s bond would be so tight because of the hell Easy’s come through and him having saved Jenna’s life. Marz has never wanted anything more than a family, so I could see him being eager to make Emilie his forever. Jeremy and Charlie had the bond of best friends before becoming lovers, and I could see the two of them wanting to prove the depth of their love by committing to forever. And Kat so knocked Beckett on his ass that I could see him wanting to hold her tight and, well, never let go – and finally have a family that valued him.

So, yeah, I can’t decide!

Which means you guys get to.

For real.

I’m letting you pick.

Have you read and met all the Hard Ink couples yet? If not, now’s the time!
Because between now and July 31, you get to vote on which couple gets the bonus wedding novella.

Eeep! Can you believe it? I’m nervous! And excited! And eeep!

Whoever wins, the book will be called Hard Ever After and will release January 19, 2016. How freaking awesome is that title, by the way? I’ve been giggling over it for months! *winks*

Down below, I’ve got some wedding invitations for you to share around to encourage other readers to vote for the couple you want. So grab your favorite couple’s invitations and help spread the word! You can also grab one of the smaller avatar images for your Facebook and Twitter avatars. Have fun with it and vote, vote, vote!

And I figure we should have ways for you to win prizes, too, right? After all, weddings do have gifts! So see below for two big ways to win!

Now, please spread the word and vote! I cannot wait to see who I’m going to be writing about!

Thanks for reading,

Laura Kaye

Here are the wedding invitations and avatar images:


The Hard Ink Series

HARD AS IT GETS (on sale for $1.99!):
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

HARD AS YOU CAN (on sale for $1.99!): Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

HARD TO HOLD ON TO: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

HARD TO COME BY: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

HARD TO BE GOOD: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

HARD TO LET GO: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 Pre-order HARD AS STEEL (Raven Riders Crossover): Amazon only to start

Pre-order HARD EVER AFTER: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo



Tweet about the novella, the voting, and your favorite couple for a chance to win your choice of any one signed paperback from the Hard Ink series and lots of Hard Ink swag including stuffed animals! Open to international. One winner will be picked from tweets that use each of the following six hashtags:







Check your spelling when you tweet because I will be picking winners only from those that use one of the six above hashtags! I will announce winners from the Twitter Hashtag Contest on Monday, July 13. Feel free to keep using the hashtag after the contest closes to connect with other readers who want your favorite couple to win, too!

RAFFLECOPTER CONTEST-Open to International

GRAND PRIZE: $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

2ND PRIZE: The entire signed 6-book Hard Ink series

3rd PRIZE: A set of the four Hard Ink stuffed animals
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Thursday Quotables: Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand

Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!
My pick for Thursday Quotables this week is Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees...
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart. (summary from Goodreads)
Now to my quotes.
This sentence is just pure awesomeness! I really agree with Clara on this one. Girls take way too much crap from boys, and I think we should stop (not saying all girls do, but a lot of girls do). The author gets extra points for telling girls (indirectly) to stop taking crap from boys. Don't let boys treat you bad, girls!
Another wise quote. I love when you can find wise quotes that can really teach you something in fantasy books. It makes it feel much more real (even though angels aren't very real).
And lastly, of course, there is a funny quote! I picked this one because I love the reference. I'm in a classic kind of mood, and Cinderella is a classic, so I loved this reference. And it's funny. I really love when authors finds new, surprising, funny ways to descride things, instead of just saying 'I felt sad and abandoned', or something boring like that.
That was it for this week! What did you Think of the quotes? Did you like them, or do you have other favorite quotes from Unearthly? Or do you have Another Thursday Quotables? Tell me in the comments section!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Book Blitz: Persuasion (Ambrosial Acres #1) by Jannette Fuller and Giveaway

I'm so excited to host the Persuasion Book Blitz, hosted by YA Bound Book Tours! Persuasion is the first book in the series Ambrosial Acres by Jannette Fuller. It was released April 29th by Splice Publishing. I have excerpts and a playlist to share with you all. But first, here is the synopsis. I think it sounds awesome, don't you?
Agent Yagil is a seasoned Guardian Angel, but his newest assignment is going to take every bit of strength and commitment he has.

Seventeen year old Amber Reynolds is looking for freedom and independence from her rigid lifestyle. Going behind her parents’ back, she takes a part-time job at the renowned Inn located within Ambrosial Acres.

As Agent Yagil watches over Amber, he discovers that despite its mysterious beauty, Ambrosial Acres hides a dark and supernatural secret.

Between Amber’s new coworker crushes, her menacing stalker, a mysterious online stranger, and the evil Agents out to lead her down a path of self destruction, Agent Yagil faces the fight of his career. Life is all about choices.

Can he help Amber make the right ones, before it’s too late?


Suddenly, inactivity transpires within the suite, giving it a graveyard ambiance. Phoebe, Josh, and Amber become stiff as statues—the result of what happens when time freezes. 

Something lifts me up into the air.
I can’t believe it! It’s the orb!
Face to face, we begin to spin in slow motion. “Who are you?” I demand. But it doesn’t respond. We pick up momentum, and again, I ask, “Who are you?” Still no response. “If you do not reveal yourself to me, I will report—”  

 I let out a gasp as I drop to my knees.
I find myself mesmerized by the intense gaze between Josh and Amber. I snap out of it, and scramble to my feet, searching for the orb.
It’s gone.
A bright light blinds me, as if someone had just snapped a picture in front of my face. I squeeze my eyes shut, and then I open them, squinting as I adjust to the natural lighting streaming through the French doors.
Time unfreezes and then everything continues where it left off.
“Hi,” Josh says, his brown eyes sparkling.
“Hey.” Amber smiles, her dimples sinking into her cheeks.
Wonderful. Now there are two boys who have captured my subject’s interest, making my job more difficult.

Phoebe is right about one thing—there is definitely some sort of magnetic force radiating over Ambrosial Acres.

Playlist for Persuasion:
1.      Your Guardian Angel — The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
2.      Beautiful Day — U2
3.      Cosmic Love — Florence + The Machine
4.      Carousel — Candlefuse
5.      Spellbound — Lacuna Coil
6.      Demons — Boyce Avenue (featuring Jennel Garcia)
7.      What The Water Gave Me — Florence + The Machine
8.      CrushCrushCrush—Paramore
9.      Supernatural — DC Talk
10.    Holy — PVRIS


Jannette Fuller is the author of Persuasion (Book One in the Ambrosial Acres Series).  She lives in the beautiful and majestic mountains of Boone, North Carolina with her husband and children. And even though she loves coming up with fantastical ideas for her stories, and bringing them to life, she fancies other things as well: exercising, going on nature walks, watching Netflix, recording on Singsnap, drinking coffee, and she enjoys foot massages too, but that only happens when her husband's in the mood to give her one.
And that was it! So, what did you think about the excerpts? Did they make you want to read it?

And lastly, a giveaway! Just follow the link and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of Persuasion!

Cover Reveal: Like Candy & Sweet Liar (The Candy Series #1-2) by Debra Doxer

I'm excited to bring you the cover reveal of Like Candy and Sweet Liar, books 1 and 2 in The Candy series by Debra Doxer. It's a Young Adult Mystery & Romance. I'm really excited about them, and I'm looking forward to reading them.

Now for the reveal.


Revenge is sweet, just like candy.
Candy Seaborne knows she’s badass. She takes after her father, an assassin and possibly a spy, although he won’t admit to either. She idolizes him. Her dream is to follow in his footsteps. But first, she has to finish high school.
Biding her time, waiting for real life to begin, Candy craves drama and isn’t above manufacturing some. If you’re a classmate who wronged her or a boyfriend who cheated, watch your back. She’s no pushover, and revenge may be her favorite pastime.
Jonah Bryson is the senior class heartthrob who breaks all the stereotypes. He’s a jock, but he isn’t the typical player. He’s moody and antisocial. No girl has gotten anywhere with him since his last girlfriend broke his heart.
Candy sees Jonah as a challenge and the perfect distraction. But she may be in over her head because unlike everyone else, Jonah isn’t buying her tough act. He sees the lost, lonely girl inside. He sees too much. When he looks at her that way, she wants to let her guard down and be vulnerable. But that’s the last thing she should do because her father’s world is spilling over into hers, and life is about to get real much sooner than Candy expected.
This story is told over two full-length books.
Like Candy (The Candy Series #1) releases on July 28th
Sweet Liar (The Candy Series #2) will be available this fall.

I have some small excerpts to share with you all, too.

Don't they make you wish the book was already here?
Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”

Connect with Debra. She loves hearing from readers.
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Wait, the fun isn't over yet! I have another surprise for you! The author is hosting a giveaway, to celebrate the cover reveal. To participate, just follow the link:
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