Monday, September 30, 2013

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge + Featured Freebie

Cruel Beauty
Release date: January 28, 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Fairy Tale Retelling
Series: N/A

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Dark, thrilling, romantic, and full of secrets. This book was beyond amazing. Cruel Beauty was magnificent, brilliant, so wonderful that I can't even put it in words. But, I'll try. The fact that it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling already gave it a point in my book, since that's my favorite fairy tale. But, it went so beyond that.This book was perfection. I loved every bit of it!

Choosing You Book Blitz: Author Interview + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Choosing You book blitz! I have an author interview and a giveaway for a $15 gift card coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Jamieson Collection Release Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my post for The Jamieson Collection release blitz, celebrating the re-release of the series with Harper Collins! I have an excerpt and a giveaway for 3 Amazon gift cards coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the series:

Jaguar Fever by Terry Spear + Featured Freebie

Jaguar Fever (Heart of the Jaguar, #2)
Release date: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Paranormal (Shifter) Romance
Series: Heart of the Jaguar #2

Jaguar shifter Maya Anderson learns about a secret jaguar society through undergournd social networking sites. She wanted to discover others like her, but now she's got more trouble than she bargained for—including one hot jaguar shifter who's set his sights on her. Wade Patterson has learned that Maya is a shifter—and available. But how does he get to know her when he left such a bad first impresssion? When he learns Maya has gone to a watering hole for jaguar shifters to meet up, he quickly follows after, hoping she is wily enough to hold her own...

My Rating: 5 Roses

I love me a shifter romance, and this one didn't disappoint! Jaguar Fever was super hot, sweet, and full of shifter danger and fun. I really enjoyed this wonderful paranormal romance.

How to Date a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase + Featured Freebie

How to Date a Dragon (Flirting with Fangs Trilogy, #2)
Release date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Flirting with Fangs #2

Let the Sparks Fly

Bliss Russo thought nothing exciting ever happened in her life. Until her building caught on fire, and she had to be carried out of the flames in the arms of a gorgeous fireman. Sure, her apartment is now in shambles, and she'll have to start her huge work project completely from scratch. But at least her love life is finally looking up…if only she can find her red-hot rescuer again.

Dragon shapeshifter Drake Cameron is the last of his clan, and the loneliness is starting to claw at him. He's met only one woman who might be able to stand the shock of his true nature. After all, she barely batted an eyelash when her home burned down. And feeling her curves against him was just as hot as the inferno. Just when he thinks he'll never track her down, she walks into his firehouse—with no idea what she's about to get herself into…

My Rating: 3 Roses

This was a very "eh" book for me. I enjoyed it. It kept me entertained while I was reading it. But, I only kind of liked it in the end. It just didn't hit the mark for me. But, it was an enjoyable read.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Embrace and Hold Tight Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Embrace and Hold Tight book blitz! I have an excerpt and a giveaway for a $20 gift card coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the books:

The Beautiful and the Damned by Jessica Verday + Featured Freebie

The Beautiful and the Damned
Release date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: N/A

Cyn’s blackouts have deadly consequences in this sexy, suspenseful spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Hollow series.

Cyn and Avian are far from a perfect match. She’s a witch who casts spells on men so she can steal their cars. He spends his time being judge, jury, and executioner to the truly evil in the supernatural realm.

When the blackouts Cyn’s been having ever since her time in Sleepy Hollow start escalating, she finds herself unable to remember where she’s been or what she’s been doing. Frightened, she seeks guidance at a local church, and it’s there she meets Avian.

The unlikely pair soon discovers that her blackouts are a side effect of what she truly is—an Echo—a conduit for souls of the dead. The only way to prevent Cyn from losing complete control is to return to Sleepy Hollow and vanquish the source of her power—but she may not survive the process. And if she does? She won’t ever be the same…

My Rating: 4 Roses

Dark, thrilling, romantic, and a wonderful YA paranormal romance read! The Beautiful and the Damned was a wonderful book and I really enjoyed reading it. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Escape from Eden Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Escape from Eden book tour, organized by YA Bound Book Tours! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for an Escape from Eden prize pack. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Moirai Release Day Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Moirai release day blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a signed ARC of Aberrant and any book up to $10 in value. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Love in the Time of the Dead Cover Reveal

Release date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Genre: Paranormal (Zombie) Romance
Series: N/A

Laney Landry has been fighting Deads for three years  ...and she has a secret. She is immune to Dead bites and could be the key to a cure for the human race.

In a world where the streets are paved with the undead, rumors spread of a great leader and whispers are spoken of a place in the mountains. Laney is at once attracted to Sean Daniels, but a treacherous betrayal within their colony will push them into great danger.

The possibility of a vaccine depends Laney's survival. As her team rallies to keep her safe, Sean's interest heats up, but will he ever want her for more than the cure?

Has her heart latched onto a man who will stifle her wild streak? And then there's the hungry looks her hunky teammate, Mitchell, has been giving her.

Aside from dodging the Dead, Laney must face a ghost from her past as she and her team make their way to Dead Run River.

A professional at survival but with historically bad taste in men, can Laney find it in herself to choose the man worthy of her love?

Cover reveal organized by Literati Author Services.


Scorched Blog Tour: Review + Author Interview

Scorched (Scorched, #1)
Release date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Scorched #1

Don’t leave me here... It starts with a whisper. At first Trinity thinks she’s going crazy. It wouldn’t be a big surprise—her grandpa firmly believes there’s a genuine dragon egg in their dusty little West Texas town. But this voice is real, and it’s begging for her protection. Even if no one else can hear it...

He’s come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the world.

He’s everything his twin brother Connor hates: cocky, undisciplined, and obsessed with saving dragons.

Trinity has no idea which brother to believe. All she has to go by is the voice in her head—a dragon that won’t be tamed.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Thrills, danger, secrets, betrayal, and a sprinkle of romance. Put those together, and we have this amazing book. Scorched was a brilliant YA paranormal romance! It had me on the edge of my seat and I enjoyed every bit of it. Loved it!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How to Date a Nerd Book Tour: Review + Dream Cast

How to Date a Nerd
Release date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: N/A

Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy ‘you only wish you were me’ reputation, burying who she really is—an all-out nerd.

The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to care about the consequences. But when Zoe’s sister takes her car for a ‘crash and burn into a tree’ joyride, her parents get her a replacement. A manual. Something she doesn’t know how to operate, but her next door neighbor Zak sure as heck does.

Zak’s a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing “Use the Force” t-shirts. And Zoe’s got it bad for the boy. Only Zak doesn’t want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.

She has to shove her insecurities and the fear of dropping a few rungs on the social ladder aside to prove to Zak who she really is and who she wants to be… if she can figure it out herself.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Sweet, funny, and a lovely YA read! How to Date a Nerd was absolutely wonderful. It made me laugh, swoon, and desperately wish for a hot nerd of my own. Loved this book!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Tryst with Trouble by Alyssa Everett + Featured Freebie

A Tryst with Trouble
Release date: September 23,  2013
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: N/A

London, 1820

Lady Barbara Jeffords is certain her little sister didn't murder the footman, no matter how it looks…and no matter what the Marquess of Beningbrough—Ben—might say. She can scarcely help it if his cousin is the only other suspect. In fact, she wants nothing to do with ruggedly handsome Ben; he reminds her of all the insensitive clods who passed her over.

For years Ben has been dogged by painful gossip about his father's rumored homosexuality. His gruff shell hides a passionate nature, and he's also fiercely loyal—which is why he'll never let the clever and beguiling Lady Barbara pin a murder on his cousin.

Sparks fly as the two compete to defend their loved ones. But as strange new clues emerge that neither can decipher alone, they have no choice but to compare notes and sleuth in tandem. A tenuous bond develops that soon faces its toughest challenge when Ben himself becomes a suspect…

My Rating: 5 Roses

Sweet romance and thrilling mystery, secrets and scandals. We get all of that and more in A Tryst with Trouble. I absolutely loved this historical romance. It was thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was simply amazing.