Friday, February 28, 2014

Captured by the Pirate Laird Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Captured by the Pirate Laird book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for copies of Captured by the Pirate Laird and swag packs that include gift cards. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

About Last Night Excerpt Blast

Welcome to my post for the About Last Night excerpt blast. I, of course, have an excerpt coming up but, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Headhunter's Race Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for The Headhunter's Race book blitz. I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for $10 gift cards. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

Elusion
Release date: March 18, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Romance
Series: Elusion #1

Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.

Still, when there are rumors of trouble in Elusion—accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous— Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Suspense, thrills, and romance fuel this near-future story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world, and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions.


My Rating: 4 Roses

Thrilling and full of secrets, Elusion was a fantastic YA read. It kept me guessing and I really enjoyed reading it. Just wonderful!

Sweet Temptation Cover Reveal + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to the cover reveal for Sweet Temptation, the second book in the Men of Honor series. I loved book 1, and I'm definitely excited for book 2. In addition to the cover reveal, I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of Fighting Temptation. So, let's get to it:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott + Excerpt

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)
Release date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: YA Thriller/Sci Fi Romance
Series: Fire & Flood #1

A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?


My Rating: 5 Roses

Oh my goodness, this book was one hell of a thrill ride! Fire & Flood was absolutely amazing. It was a thrilling, unpredictable, romantic, keeps-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat bunch of awesomeness. If you couldn't already tell, I LOVED this book! Perfection, pure perfection.

Flash Giveaway!

I have a giveaway for you! But, better be quick, because it's only open for today! Up for grabs is a copy of About Last Night by Ruthie Knox, shown below. If you want the chance to win a copy, enter now!

About Last Night
Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox, they positively combust! When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, “about last night” is just the beginning.

Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.

Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.

When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

White Hot Kiss Release Day Launch: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the White Hot Kiss release day launch! I have a review of this fabulous book coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a prize pack that includes a Harlequin Teen tote and some amazing book. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Monday, February 24, 2014

Quicksilver Dreams Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Quicksilver Dreams book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt, and a giveaway for copies of Quicksilver Dreams. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lost in Us Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Lost in Us book blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $100 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Rescued By A Viscount by Wendy Vella

Rescued By A Viscount (Regency Rakes)
Release date: February 16, 2014
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Miss Claire Belmont’s life is thrown into turmoil when she finds out her brother left something behind in France before he died. Going against her family’s wishes, she is determined to uncover the secret of what it is, and is forced to turn to the one man she vowed to avoid at all costs for help. Claire has always feared that if anyone can disrupt her well-ordered life and see the vulnerable woman behind the polite facade, it will be Viscount Kelkirk and now they are thrown together, she realizes her fears were justified.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely historical romance, Rescued by a Viscount was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed reading this book.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fighting Temptation Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Fighting Temptation book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for bookmarks, keychains, and copies of Fighting Temptation. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dream Knight Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Dream Knight book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for some books. But, before we get to that, allow me to introduce the book:

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Release date: January 2, 2012
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.


My Rating: 5 Roses

So sweet, and fun and absolutely adorable, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was an amazing YA read. I loved this book! It was light, sweet, and so much fun to read. Loved it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Once Upon a Masquerade Book Tour: Review + Author Interview + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Once Upon a Masquerade book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an interview with the author and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and copies of Once Upon a Masquerade. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael

Carnelian
Release date: February 1, 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Chalcedonly Chronicles #1

Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t as long ago as Seth Sangre. His past is literally thousands of years ago. Seth’s life led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now and just found exactly what he has been looking for.


Mari had dreams that college will be a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself and not fall for the handsome Seth. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest. As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a life of his own that’s actually from the past. Suddenly Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be and maybe the player isn’t who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime and reveal family secrets she never knew existed

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My Rating: 4 Roses

I wasn't quite sure what to expect going into this book. It sounded interesting, but I wasn't quite sure where it was going to go, so I proceeded with caution. Fortunately, it turned out that I had nothing to worry about. Carnelian was a lovely YA/NA romance! It was sweet, romantic, and full of secrets that took me by surprise. I really liked this wonderful book.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Sinful Scots Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for The Sinful Scots Blog Tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of Sinfully Yours and The Warrior's Bride. But, first, allow me to introduce the books:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Grim: An Anthology by the Best in YA Books

Grim
Release date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Fairy Tale Retellings

Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:

Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking
Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray
Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting
Myra McEntire, Malinda Lo
Sarah Rees-Brennan, Jackson Pearce
Christine Johnson, Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson, Saundra Mitchell
Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton, Jon Skrovan


My Rating: 5 Roses

Dark, creepy, and absolutely brilliant! Grim was a fantastic read. Every story in this anthology was amazing. With retellings of classics, from Beauty and the Beast to The Three Little Pigs, this entire book was magnificent. Loved it!