Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Giveaway Hop!

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Welcome to my giveaway for the Summer Giveaway Hop! Since this giveaway is all about summer, I'm giving away an Nook or Kindle of one of my favorite summer reads. The choice of prize books is below. Click on the covers for more info about the books. Open INT.
Good luck!

        YA choice:                                   New Adult choice:                         Adult choice:
The Summer I Became a Nerd                 The Bet             Beguiling the Barrister (The Forsters, #2)

Morrigan Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Morrigan book tour, organized by Tasty Book Tours! I have a review and giveaway for an awesome prize pack coming up for you. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Again Book Tour: Review + Favorite Quote + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Again book tour, organized by Itching for Books Tours! I have a review coming up, as well as my favorite quote and a giveaway for a paperback copy of Again and some swag packs. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce to book:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

So Many FREE Books!

So, I was cruising along Amazon, looking at the current deals, checking out if there were any good ones up today. When, lo and behold, I find a jackpot of free historical romance books! Usually I'll find one or two a day, maybe. It depends on the day. But today, I found 6 super amazing books and a novella. That's 7 free reads. I just couldn't keep it to myself. Not when all these books sounded so wonderful. So, historical romance lovers, today is your lucky day! Here's what I found:

The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness #2) by A.G. Henley + Featured Freebie

The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness, #2)
It hasn’t been long since Fennel, a Sightless Groundling, and Peree, her Lofty Keeper, fell in love and learned the truth: the Scourge, and their world, is not what it seems.

Fenn and Peree are determined to guide their people to the protected village of Koolkuna, but first they must convince them that everything they believe is a lie. An impossible task, especially when someone seems hell-bent to try anything—even animal sacrifice and arson—to destroy the couple’s new bond and crush the frail truce between the Groundlings and the Lofties. Not everyone wants to uproot their lives in the forest, and those who stay behind will be left terribly vulnerable.

Fenn and Peree’s resolve to be together despite their people’s disapproval, and the constant threat of the Scourge’s return, pushes both groups to the breaking point. Unable to tell friend from foe, Fenn must again decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to ensure the people of the forest’s future.

Only this time, the price of peace may be too high to bear.

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

Fans of The Scourge, you will not be disappointed with this sequel. The Defiance was thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises. Loved this book!

A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson Cover Reveal

Expected release: June 17, 2013 
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: New Adult/Adult 
Cover designed by: Okay Creations 
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

 I know what you did last summer. 

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

 Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw. 

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, has passed away under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to lay her beloved aunt to rest, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s death. Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-shereally-depend-on perfect mess. 
A Perfect Secret Series: Three perfect girls, three perfect secrets, one unholy trinity.


Moirai by Ruth Silver Cover Reveal

Moirai (Aberrant ) by Ruth Silver
Release Date: September 2013

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

Monday, July 29, 2013

After Tuesday Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the After Tuesday book tour! This book was absolutely wonderful and I'm so excited to host for it. I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a signed copy of After Tuesday. But, before we get to that, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Summer Love Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Summer Love Book Blitz, organized by Xpresso Book Tours! I have an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey + Featured Freebie

When Elle's father, a single parent and a big shot in corporate insurance, moves her to yet another boarding school for senior year, Elle is disgusted when nothing changes. Her night terrors don't go away, and, soon, despite her father's caring calls and visits, Elle starts to believe she's losing her mind. She knows she's being followed; a ribbon is tied around her doorknob, and there are those cigarette butts that keep turning up on the doormat, in violation of a strict smoking ban on campus. 

Then there's Bryan, an intriguing boy Elle meets at a flea market and later finds out is a student at her school. Yet on campus, he pretends he doesn't recognize her - until the day he divulges just how much danger she's in. In her search for an answer to all the madness, Elle unravels the truth about her dad's real identity, why someone has lied to her all her life, and the terrifying truth that she may be the only one who can save her from the one who's following her now.

My Rating: 4 Roses

Thrilling, suspenseful, and totally unexpected, this YA romantic suspense was a lovely read. I really enjoyed Deceived. It had me on the edge of my seat with the mystery and swooning at the sweet romance. Really enjoyed this read.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Love of Truth Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Release date: July 13, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult /Adult 
Event organized by: AToMR Tours

For the next eleven days all Amelia Adler wants is a nice relaxing vacation on the beach. All she’ll do is drink pineapple margaritas and read sexy steamy romance novels. She doesn’t want to think about the stress of her daily life nor the fact that she doesn’t know what to do with her life.
Craig Patrice just wants to spend his last spring break catching wave after waves during the day in the Pacific Ocean, and relax as much as he can at night. This is his last break before
finishing law school and starting at a firm this upcoming summer. He has no desire for a fling or a girlfriend. All he wants is to buckle down and finish this year off right. That is until he gets a
glimpse of his vacationing neighbor, and for the life of him, he can’t look away.

Though Craig and Amelia are somewhat reluctant for a relationship, they seem to find comfort in one another and can’t let go of each other. Finding romance on vacation is one thing, but can their relationship withstand the demand of real life and once their past catches up with them will believing in each other’s truth save their future.

If You Leave (Beautifully Broken #2) by Courtney Cole + Featured Freebie

If You Leave (Beautifully Broken, #2)
26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can't get past, he needs someone who can help him heal...even if he doesn't realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn't need anybody...or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents' messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there's no way in hell that she's ever letting that happen to her.

They don't know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel's got a secret, a hidden monster that he's afraid Maddy could never overcome... And Maddy's got issues that she's afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they've got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

Hot, steamy, and full of emotion, this book was absolutely wonderful! I loved If You Leave. After reading If You Stay and loving it as much as I did, I had high expectations for this book. And it met every one.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Feature & Follow #26

Feature and Follow-a great way to *meet* new blogging buddies and gain new followers! F&F hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q: What do you do with your books after you’re done reading them?

After I'm done reading a book, they just hang around on my bookshelves. If I liked the book, I'll probably re-read it occasionally. And, if I didn't, they just collect dust. On a few (very painful) occasions, I've given away some books that I was never going to read again. But, I prefer not to, so I end up with a ridiculous amount of books piled up in my room. 

So, what about you?

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn + Featured Freebie

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (The Marriage Game, #1)
Polite society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…

Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially astride a horse. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within in his blue-eyed gaze…

For Lord Finley, the spark of recognition is but a moment in the love he has held these many years. Now that he’s returned to England, all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control…

My Rating: 3 Roses

This book didn't have the greatest start. For about the first half, I thought I would end up not liking it. But, I persevered and continued to read. And I'm so glad I did! About halfway through the book, things picked up and I was drawn into the story. In the end, though I had a few complaints, I really liked The Seduction of Lady Phoebe. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sizzling Summer Giveaway + Guest Post with Lisa Collicutt

Welcome to my post for the Sizzling Summer Giveaway! I had the pleasure of featuring author Lisa Collicutt for this amazing giveaway. And, I have a wonderful giveaway for 2 Kindles preloaded with a YA or NA prize pack! So, keep scrolling for all the fun:

The Gathering Darkness is a stand-alone Young Adult novel.

When sixteen-year-old Brooke Day is forced to leave Boston for the small town of Deadwich, she thinks her life is over. Before long, her new friends start acting strange—downright evil. But worse than that, nightmares she’s had her whole life become reality.

Enter Marcus Knight. He's popular, hot, and the only person Brooke can trust. Not to mention, they’ve shared the same nightmares.

With the discovery of an ancient Celtic amulet, Brooke and Marcus unravel the secrets of her past, which reveals the key to her future.

As the equinox approaches:
Darkness and light merge for the first time in a century.
Soul-mates reunite. Magic awakens.

Surrender by C.J. Archer + Featured Freebie

Gentleman spy, Alexander Redcliff, murdered his colleague. It's an event he can't remember, except in his nightmares. Suppressing them is the only way to keep his sanity, but forgetting is no longer an option.

Only one woman can save Alex from himself.

Georgiana Appleby is a most unconventional lady. Prejudice shadows the physician and scandal is never far away. Forced to take Alex as her patient, she must not give into the rogue's advances or she will risk losing her career and her heart.

Will Alex's fierce longing for Georgiana be enough or will he surrender to the darkness inside?

My Rating: 5 Roses

I LOVED this book! Seriously, it was so good that it now has a place of honor on my list of favorite historical romances. Surrender was a brilliant historical romance that was a little darker than what we normally see in the genre. And that uniqueness is what made it so good.

Copper Girl Book Trailer Blitz + Excerpt

Title: Copper Girl
Author: Jennifer Allis Provost
Series: Copper Legacy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Spence City
Release Date: June 25 2013

 Sara had always been careful.

She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara's dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Touching Melody Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Touching Melody book tour, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $75 Amazon gift card. But, before we get to that, allow me to introduce the book: