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Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 2015 Wrap-Up

This year I've decided to do monthly wrap-up post about things that happened on my blog during that month. It puts everything in one place. So if you missed something you can easily be linked to it here! 







BOOKS RECEIVED (1.5.15 - 1.31.15)

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhoniell
e Clayton

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Made for You  by Melissa Marr 

Compulsion by Martina Boone 

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare 

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson 

Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith 

Just Girls by Rachel Gold 

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury 

I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios 

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle 

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall 

Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell 



New to the Shelf 01.05-01.11

New to the Shelf 1.12-1.25

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal & Giveaway | Adamant | Emma L. Adams

Today is the cover reveal for Adamant 
(The Alliance series #1) by Emma L. Adams. 
This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

ADAMANT final front coverAdamant (The Alliance Series #1)
By Emma L. Adams
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 11 March 2015

On an alternative 21st-century Earth in which our world is one of many in the Multiverse, the Inter-World Alliance exists to keep the peace between the worlds, and keep the monsters out.

Ada Fletcher is twenty-one, keeps a collection of knives in her room, and is more interested in fighting than her day job as a cashier. She also risks her life on a daily basis, helping refugees from a devastating magical war on her homeworld hide on the low-magic Earth. But when she’s taken into custody by the Alliance, her unusual magic makes her a prime suspect for a supervisor’s suspicious death.

For Kay Walker, whose family founded the organization, there has never been any doubt that his future is with the Alliance – even if it means dealing with sarcastic centaurs and dangerous monsters in the dark Passages between worlds. But when his supervisor is murdered, Kay discovers that a research project might have been the reason, and faces the choice of whether to ignore his instincts or risk becoming the next target, not to mention digging into the Alliance’s history and memories he’d rather keep buried. And there’s something not quite right about the strange, fierce girl he arrested as a suspect.

The last thing Ada wants is to help the infuriating Alliance guard who arrested her, but it soon becomes clear that the Alliance knows too much about Ada’s offworld origins. More, in fact, than she knows herself. Now she has to choose between loyalty to her family, and helping the Alliance save the Earth – and the Multiverse – from a deadly enemy.

You can find Adamant on Goodreads

You can pre-order Adamant here:
- Amazon
- Kobo
- B&N
- iBooks

Adamant Teaser

Adamant promo

Emma AdamsAbout the Author:
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and sarcasm. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.

You can find and contact Emma here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google+
- Goodreads
- Newsletter

There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Adamant. These are the prizes you can win:
- a 10$ Amazon gift card

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway | Into A Million Pieces | Angela V. Cook

Into a Million Pieces
Release Date: 01/2015
300 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.

When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.

About the Author
Angela V. Cook lives a very unexciting, but never boring, life with her husband and two children just outside of Detroit. Like most writers, she’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember and can’t imagine a life that doesn’t involve creating worlds.

Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the best outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts. Her idea of the perfect day involves a quiet house, a good book, and a piece of cheesecake. Or two.

Author Links:
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The giveaway (open to Continental U.S. only)
This is a summary of the giveaway items. Additional information (covers/blurbs/photos/descriptions) of the giveaway items can be found on my website,

Grand Prize:
Signed Copy of SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS by Bethany Crandell, along with two signed bookmarks
Signed Copy of PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
Signed Copy of ESSENCE by Lisa Ann O’Kane, along with two ESSENCE buttons
Signed Copy of THE HUNDRED: FALL OF THE WENTS by Jennifer Prescott
8x10 ENSNARED art print by Nathalia Suellen, signed by NYT Bestselling Author A.G. Howard

Two runner-up prizes:
Each runner-up will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, and a signed INTO A MILLION PIECES bookmark


Book Blitz Organized by:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #8 | Rebound | Noelle August

Welcome to my Waiting on Wednesday post !
This week my "can't-wait-to-read" pre-publication selection this week:

by Noelle August
288 pages
Expected publication: February 10th 2015 
by William Morrow Paperbacks

Goodreads Summary

Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.

But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.

Why I'm waiting:
I REALLY liked Boomerang! And though this one isn't about Ethan and Mia, that's okay! Look for my review for Rebound on 3/2/15 on the blog to see what I thought!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Release Day Launch: 18 Thoughts (My So-Called Afterlife #3) | Jamie Ayres

Introducing 18 Thoughts, the conclusion in Jamie Ayres My So-Called Afterlife series. 

18 Thoughts
(My So-Called Afterlife #3)
By: Jamie Ayres
Release Date: January 27th 2015 
by Curiosity Quills Press

Goodreads Summary:
Olga Gay Worontzoff left the Underworld for her final year of high school anxious for things to return to normal, but fate has other plans. 

The new hottie at school reads her thoughts but nobody else’s. Her best friend wakes up from his coma acting like a completely different person. Caught in a world that’s a mix of familiar and supernatural, she must confront what she will—or won’t—do to bring him back and stare down her own perceived inadequacies to face a couple of tenacious demons, figurative and literal.

Everything she thought she knew about reality will change as she walks the line between past and present, fear and faith, love and loyalty. 

And by the end of a heartbreaking year, she might be forced to realize “normal” in the conventional sense of the word is the one thing she may never achieve.

Add to Goodreads
Buy it Now: Amazon
Author Note: Anyone who buys 18 Thoughts on release day, ALL of my sales will be benefiting Caleb's Crusade Against Childhood Cancer. Caleb was the son of someone I ran a marathon with for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Great family, great cause :-)

Book #1

Published January 24th 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press
Add to Goodreads
Buy it Now: Amazon (Free from Jan. 25-27th!)

Book #2

Published January 28th 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
Add to Goodreads
Buy it Now: Amazon (Special $2.99 price through Jan. 27th!)

What do others have to say about the series?

"A surprising paranormal tale that explores deep questions concerning love, faith, and 
friendship that will absolutely resonate with teens." ~Amy Christine Parker, Critically 
Acclaimed Author of Gated and Astray 

"A haunting tale that had me smiling one moment and on the brink of tears the next." 
Heather Burch, Critically Acclaimed Author of the Halflings Series and One Lavender 

"A touching story that will make you cherish each day and the ones you love." ~Jaime 
Rush, New York Times bestselling author of the Hidden series

"Warning: These characters will move right into your heart, rearrange all the furniture, 
and never, ever leave. 18 Thoughts will become a part of you--prepare to be changed." 
~Teshelle Combs, Amazon Best-Selling Author of the Core Series

"A twisty conclusion to a spiritually charged trilogy that will grip you from book one." 
~Eliza Tilton, YA Author of the Daath Chronicles 

"An emotional journey readers won't soon forget--will have readers making their own 
bucket lists." ~Marisa Cleveland, Author of the South Beach Series, Pushed, and The 
Valentine Challenge

"An achingly beautiful story of life, loss and hope... a triumph." ~J. Keller Ford, Author 
of Dragon Flight and The Amulet of Ormisez

About the Author:
Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a Language Arts middle school teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. Although she spent her youthful summers around Lake Michigan, she now lives in Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she's thankfully not named after either one of them. She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with fantastic people like you. Her books include the three installments of her My So-Called Afterlife trilogy, 18 Things, 18 Truths, and 18 Thoughts. Visit her online via Twitter, Facebook, or at

To celebrate her book birthday, Jamie is offering one lucky winner a huge 
swag bag valued at $115! 
Just enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway | An Angel Torched My Homework & Other Lies | Miche Sipes

By: Miche Sipes


Carrie Philips just wants her junior year at Clement Academy to go smoothly. Sure, it’s the first high school in the nation to integrate Norms like her with the Differents. But the Diffs are just typical teenagers with “tiny” genetic anomalies. They’re not really vampires or werewolves or angels or zombies like you see in old movies. The Diffs just have special dietary needs and some unusual abilities. They’re certainly not dangerous or anything—at least that’s what Carrie has always believed, since her dad is a doctor of Different medicine.

But when several of her fellow students are mysteriously assaulted, cracks form in Carrie’s worldview. Cracks she tries to ignore while defending her friends from anti-Diff backlash and solving the mystery of who’s really behind the attacks. Meanwhile, she’s distracted by two criminally cute guys who both seem to like her (and hate each other). Then Carrie uncovers a bombshell that could forever change how Norms and Diffs see each other. So much for a quiet school year.

"What happens when you combine vampires, angels, werewolves and zombies with normal humans? Supernatural insanity! Miche Sipes has created a clever world, filled with lovable characters, unexpected plot twists and lots of humor. I loved this book. 5 stars!" --Lynda Hilburn, author of the Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series

"A refreshing, hilarious blend of every paranormal creature under the sun (or moon), heavy on the fun and light on the angst!" -- Helen Keeble, author of Fang Girl and No Angel

Buy it on AMAZON


Miche Sipes wrote her first play at the age of six and has been writing creatively ever since. Well, if you don’t count the occasional decade-long lapse. Miche has lived in Maryland and Florida, but now calls Colorado home. Whenever she’s not writing—or finding ingenious ways to procrastinate like ironing shoelaces or flossing her cat’s teeth—she can be found hiking in the mountains. Then again, there’s a good chance you won’t find her because she’s probably lost.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

It's time for another..... #Giveaway !

So the wonderful ladies at Epic Reads have put together a 2015 Winter Book Tour that will be featuring none other than the super fabulous ladies: 

They happen to be coming VERY close to where I live so I get to attend my
FIRST EVER book event 
and I am beyond excited!

For this giveaway the winner can chose one of the following:

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

I will purchase the book and get it SIGNED and

for the winner at the event !

It will then be mailed the following Monday (2/23/15)

+A winner will be chosen on February 16th and will have 48 hours to reply to the "Congrats, You're a Winner" email with their address and book choice
+If the winner fails to respond in the allotted time a new winner will be chosen. 
(That winner will also have 48 hours to respond.)
+Must be 13+ or have parents permission to enter
+Book will be mailed after event on 2/23/15 
(I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages)

GOOD LUCK!! And share with your friends, 
sharing is caring :D

New to the Shelf 1.12-1.25

I forgot to do this last week so this is two weeks worth of mail. Thank you to everyone that sent me things the last two weeks! Goodreads pages connected to titles. 

From Giveaways

Made for You  by Melissa Marr (Thank you Martina Boone!)
Compulsion by Martina Boone (Thank you Martina Boone!)
The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (Thank you Novelty Podcast!)
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (Thank you Fierce Reads!)

Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith (Thank you Crossroad Reviews!)
Just Girls by Rachel Gold (Thank you Crossroad Reviews!)
Kalahari by Jessica Khoury (Thank you Jessica!)
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (Thank you Alexa! )
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle (Thank you Emma!)
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (Thank you Maggie!)

For Review

Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan (Thank you Rebelight Publishing!)
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (Thank you HMH!)


Two Awesome Book Weeks :)