Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #97: Oceanborn by: Amalie Howard

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"The coronation is over. 

But the battle has just begun. 

Nerissa Marin has won her crown. But can she keep it? Already, her ties to the human realm are driving a wedge between Nerissa and her people. When word arrives that her part-human prince consort, Lo, has been poisoned, she makes the difficult choice to leave Waterfell and return landside. As the royal courts debate her decision, even more disturbing rumors surface: a plot is rising against her, led by someone she least expects. 

On land, Nerissa learns another shocking truth: Lo does not remember who she is. As her choice to try to save him threatens her hold on her crown, changing loyalties and uncertainty test her courage in ways she could never have imagined. Nerissa will have one last chance to prove herself as a queen …and save the undersea kingdom she loves."

I am really excited for this one! I am dying to know where this series is going and I always adore Amalie's writing.

Oceanborn will be released on July 29, 2014.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: Tempting The Bodyguard by: J. Lynn

So excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for Tempting the Bodyguard today! I love this series and am dying to get my hands on this book! Also, I absolutely love this cover!

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"A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…"

About The Author:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled  Brazen and HarperCollins.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Are Bookish

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

Decided to share my favorite bookish characters this week, because I love when characters share my love of reading.

1. Katy (Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout)- I love Katy! She is a blogger and I love that she shares all of our little blogging quirks. I love how excited she gets over reading and books and the scene where she films a vlog is the best!

2. Juliette (Shatter Me by: Tahereh Mafi)- Juliette loves her books and they are what keep her sane when everything is falling apart. I love her love of reading and that she shares it with a certain someone. 

3. Annabeth (Percy Jackson by: Rick Riordan)- I love Annabeth! She is fierce and smart and just awesome!

4. Hazel Grace (The Fault In Our Stars by: John Green)- I love the love Hazel Grace has for her favorite book! 

5. Samantha (Until I Break by: M Leighton)- Our main character here is an author, not sure it gets much more bookish than that.

6. Hermione (Harry Potter Series by: JK Rowling)- OF COURSE Hermione goes on this list! She is every bookish girl's hero--- well at least she was mine.

7. Will Cooper (Slammed by: Colleen Hoover)- The boy is an English teacher and performs slam poetry and IT IS AMAZING! He is one of my favorite bookish characters ever.

8. Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices by: Cassandra Clare)- Tessa would be my all time favorite bookish character if not for the next person on the list! Tessa just truly understands what it is like to truly love books and I love her all the more for that.

9. Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices by: Cassandra Clare)- I LOVE WILL HERONDALE. "Live and breathe words." He says it best. Books are his only escape and he loves them so deeply and I love that about him! 

10. Bella (The Twilight Saga by: Stephenie Meyer)- Bella really loves her books and that was always one of my favorite things about her. I remember really loving the scene where she is reading at the breakfast table because it was something I would do. 

Who made your list?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by: Wendy Higgins

Release Date: April 29, 2014
from Harper TEEN
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom."

My Thoughts:

I am so sad that I have to say goodbye to this series. I feel like I’ve been with it from the beginning and being that I read the first book as an ARC, I guess I kind of have, and now that I have to say goodbye it is giving me a case of the sads. And while I’m sad to say goodbye, I am satisfied with the conclusion and I’m not left wanting for anything more.

Anna has become such a strong character and I truly love that. I love when I can see character growth and you definitely see it in Anna over the course of the series. She really comes to terms with everything she needs to do and she doesn’t back down. I also just like her as a person. I’m not even sure I can pin point it exactly, but I feel like I would get along with her.

Now of course I have to talk about Kaiden. That boy just oozes sex appeal and I eat up every single second of it. Kai has always been a walking talking swoon, but he somehow amped it up in this one. With Kai no longer trying to hide his feelings, he is free to show them and he shows them well. I fell hard for him in this book and somehow came to love him even more. Because not only is he a giant swoon, he is also sweet and caring and desperately in love with Anna.

What I loved most about this book was watching Anna and Kai work together. They really are stronger together and they give each other something to fight for. My biggest gripe with Sweet Peril was that it took way too long for Kai to show up. Well, I officially forgive him because he more than made up for it in this one and I loved watching those two together.

Everything finally comes together in this book and I loved watching it play out and see all the pieces fall into place. There is danger around every turn and nobody is safe. I really didn’t know how everything would turn out in the end and I had fun watching it all fall into place. It was the perfect mix of romance (super steamy romance), drama, and action.

Sweet Reckoning was my favorite of the series and I couldn’t have asked for a better conclusion. I love this take on Nephilim because it is so different from most other takes. This was an addictive read and one I easily devoured it in one sitting. The ending left me smiling through my tears and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Recap 4/20/2014 and YA Fest Recap

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Don't Blackmail the Vampire by: Tiffany Allee
First Night by: Lauren Blakely
Eternal Eden by: Nicole Williams
Dragonfly by: Leigh T Moore
Duality by: Kellie Sheridan
The Game Series by: Emma Hart
Stolen Songbird by: Danielle L Jensen
Love's Suicide by: Jennifer Foor
The Almost Girl by: Amalie Howard
Alpha Goddess by: Amalie Howard
Spirit by: Brigid Kemmerer
Secret by: Brigid Kemmerer
Don't Look Back by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Touch of Death by: Kelly Hashway
Stalked By Death by: Kelly Hashway
Face of Death by: Kelly Hashway
In The After by: Demitria Lunetta
Sky's End by: Lesley Young
Replica by: Jenna Black
Tumble and Fall by: Alexandra Coutis
Cinder by: Marissa Meyer
Scarlet by: Marissa Meyer
Cress by: Marissa Meyer

Don't Look Back by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Mark of Athena by: Rick Riordan

Waiting On Wednesday: Flawed by: JL Spelbring

Other Fun:
Promo and Giveaway: Happenstance by: Jamie McGuire

YA Fest Recap:
This weekend I went to YA Fest and I had a ton of fun. Met a lot of great authors and got a lof of great books.

Me with Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Me with Amalie Howard 

Me and my sister showing off our The Almost Girl inspired braids 

YA Panel 

Me with fellow Blogger Vi!!!

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