Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekly Recap 6/30/2013



Goodreads Links:
Falling Into You by: Jasinda Wilder
Roman Holiday by: Ashleyn Poston
The Impact of You by: Kendall Ryan
The Secret of Ella and Micha by: Jessica Sorensen
Losing Hope by: Colleen Hoover
Breaking Glass by: Lisa Amowitz
Perfection by: J.L. Spelbring
Stalked by Death by: Kelly Hashway
Down To You by: M. Leighton
Belladonna by: Fiona Paul

Reviews:
Blurred by: Tara Fuller
Copper Girl by: Jennifer Allis Provost

MeMe's:

Other Fun:
Addicted to New Adult: Interview with Colina Brennan
Addicted to New Adult: Addicted To You by: Colina Brennan
Addicted to New Adult: How I Fell For New Adult

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Addicted to New Adult: Interview With Megan Powell

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As we continue the Addicted to New Adult event, hosted by New Leaf Literary, today I have an interview with Megan Powell. Megan is the author of No Peace for the Damned and its sequel No Love for the Wicked. This sounds like an awesome read and I am always looking for paranormal and fantasy New Adult (so naturally I now have another book sitting on my Kindle). 

"Magnolia Kelch is no stranger to pain. Beautiful and powerful, she’s spent her entire life at the mercy of her sadistic father and the rest of the Kelch clan, who have tortured her and tested the limits of her powers. After one particularly heinous night that leaves Magnolia nearly dead, she finally sees her chance for escape… 

But this first taste of freedom is short-lived when she collides with Thirteen, head of the Network—a secret organization dedicated to fighting supernatural criminals—who recruits her into the group. Even as she’s coming to grips with this new life and the horrific memories that still haunt her, she’s conflicted by her growing attraction to fellow team member Theo and the emergence of new, untested abilities. After months of grueling training, her loyalty to the team is tested when she learns her target is the Network’s most wanted: the Kelch family.

Revenge may course through her veins, but so does the blood of the Kelches. And opposing her family may cost her the thing she treasures most. After all, Magnolia is still a Kelch. And the Kelch are damned."

Interview:
Tell us what your book is about in 140 characters or less.
A powerful young woman joins forces with a secret security agency to fight against her influential family's supernatural terrorism.


What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Chapter 29 was definitely my favorite chapter to write. It was also the very first chapter I wrote. I had that scene with Magnolia and Theo on the couch long before I knew anything else about the characters or the story around them. All I knew was that this incredibly sexy young woman, who felt separate from everyone around her, suddenly felt a genuine, normal connection to someone else. The excitement of that moment overshadowed any other insecurities so that when she revealed her tattoo without thought of the consequences, she revealed an innocence that would otherwise be out of character. That moment shows that more than anything, all she really wanted was to have something – anything – in common with someone else.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is special?
Magnolia Kelch is a surprisingly well-adjusted young woman considering she spent the first twenty-two years of life in the torturous captivity of her father and uncle. That’s not to say that she isn’t incredibly suspicious of everyone and everything, likely to shoot first and ask questions never. She is the most powerful supernatural person in her extremely powerful family, but has been victimized her entire life leaving her unsure of what she can really do. More than anything, Magnolia is eager to finally experience a level of independence previously denied her – including feeling all of the emotions that only a truly free person can feel.

Leave us with a teaser/quote from your book?
“In that last moment of consciousness I had to chastise myself. I was not supposed to live in this world without violence and pain. And I was an idiot to have ever let myself think otherwise.”

What is your favorite food?
Is coffee a food? 

*Teresa: I say yes... coffee is actually its own food group*

What is your favorite quote?
Being powerful is like being a lady – if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher

*this may be the best quote I have ever read*

What do you like to do outside of books?
PINTEREST!! But seriously, I love to decorate. And redecorate. Then redecorate again. It’s a stress reliever really, although I think I now have more coats (of paint) on the wall than I do hanging in my closet.

*ahh yes, the  black hole that is Pinterest*

Any secret projects languishing under your desk yet to be published?
Oh yeah. I wrote a fluffy mystery about a nosy stay-at-home-mom with a strange alter-ego that has yet to see the light of day and another paranormal romance that I haven’t even let my sister read yet. But the one I will most likely return to at some point is a post-apocalyptic YA about five schoolmates on a quest to disprove the beliefs of their society. I like that one a lot and would like to go back to it some day.

What are some books that you love?
There are many books that I love and for many different reasons. For the most part, though, I have to say I love book series. I love getting so involved in the characters that I need to keep their story going and find out what happens after the cover closes. There are several series that I read again and again, but I’d have to say that Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series holds a special place in my heart because it was the first paranormal romance series I became engrossed in and the one that introduced me to the genre. (You never forget your first! J)


What does “New Adult” mean to you?
To me, YA is all about firsts. First love, first time sticking up for yourself, first time trying something new and discovering what is really important to you or who you really are. New Adult, then, takes all those firsts and blows them out of the water. You think you found true love? Well, let’s see what happens when you and your love live in separate states, start separate careers, develop new priorities. You’ve found your moral compass? Great. Now let’s see what happens when those morals have to fight a war in a foreign country or take orders from a boss you’ve never met. New Adult is all about challenges and empowerment. It’s watching characters test what they know to be true and struggle to stay who they believe they really are.


Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
JK Rowling because, duh, who wouldn’t?

*ditto*

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Just keep writing. Read books that are similar to what you write, and just keep writing.

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Blog Tour: Breaking Glass by: Lisa Amowitz (Interview and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz. I had the pleasure of interviewing the author herself! There is also a giveaway included as well as some other goodies!

Release Date: July 9, 2013
from Spencer Hill Press
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"On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself."


Interview:
Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by the blog today!
To start things off, if you had to describe yourself in two words, what would they be and why?

Perky and relentless


While you were writing Breaking Glass, what was your go to snack?
Iced green tea with mint. I’ve given that up though—too sugary.

What can you tell us about Breaking Glass, using two sentences or less?
It’s about a boy who is so obsessed with a girl, he’d even bring her back from the dead to solve her murder.

If readers enjoy your book, what other books would you recommend to them?
That’s hard, because I really can’t think of any books I’ve read that are like Breaking Glass, but I am very inspired by the spooky quality and attention to character details of Maggie Stiefvater’s books, particularly THE RAVEN BOYS.

If you were stuck on an island and could only keep one book/series with you forever, what would it be and why? 
This is an impossible question to answer, but I think I would probably take the Harry Potter books because there are so many of them and I could pass them on to my heirs!

What is the best advice you have ever gotten? 
This comes from Stephen King in his book ON WRITING.
1. Sometimes you have to kill your darlings. 2. All first drafts are shitty.

What is the inspiration behind Breaking Glass?
A creepy road in a town called Croton on Hudson, along with a bazillion other things I’ve mentioned in other interviews.

This or That:
Hot or Cold? Cold
Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate
Summer of Winter? Summer
Country or Rock? Rock
Day or Night? Day
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! It was great to have you!



As a preview to Breaking Glass, you can download this illustrated preview - Shards

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Giveaway:
(1) custom pendant (pictured below)
(2) signed ARCs
(3) original work of Breaking Glass related art created and signed by the author


About The Author:
Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot.
When she hit her teens, she realized that Long Island was too small for her and she needed to escape. So she went to college in Pittsburgh. Go figure.
On leaving college, Lisa became a graphic designer living in New York City. She eventually married her husband of a zillion years, had two lovely children, and was swept away to a fairy tale life in the Bronx, where, unbelievably there are more trees and wilderness than her hometown. She can see the Hudson River from her kitchen window.
Lisa has been a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.
BREAKING GLASS which will be released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014, along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future, along with graphic novel style art.
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Blurred (Kissed By Death #2) by: Tara Fuller (Review, Character Interview, and Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop on the Blurred Blog Tour! I am so excited to be a part of this tour. Blurred was an awesome read! For my stop on the tour, I have my review of Blurred as well as an interview with Anaya. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Release Date: July 2, 2013
from Entangled Teen
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"Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?"

My Thoughts:

Last year I read Inbetween and fell in love with its sweetness and while I loved Finn, I absolutely adored Cash. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out Cash would be getting his own story. Not only did I want to see more of the world Tara Fuller created in Inbetween, but I also wanted to see where Cash’s story would lead. I have to say, Blurred was much darker than Inbetween and I was not at all disappointed by it.

I loved Cash in Inbetween, but I am now head over heels in love obsessed with him. Simply, he makes me laugh and I love it when a guy can make me laugh. I loved getting inside his head and seeing from his perspective. His situation absolutely broke my heart. I don’t want to say much about it, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but I felt terrible for him. I wanted him to get his happily ever after in the worst way possible. 

I also really loved Anaya and I loved getting to know her better. I also felt as if I related to her extremely well. Not the whole dead and reaping thing, but the following rules thing. Anaya follows rules to a tee and never strays. She does what she is told and I tend to be the same. It is tough for me to break a rule, just as it is for Anaya. Cash is the thing that is finally enough to make her question the rules she has always followed. 

Not going to lie, I really loved seeing Finn, Em, and Easton again. I also loved that they played a major role in the story and didn’t fade into the background now that their story is over. So many times where you have a series that switches to focus on a different character, the original characters only make a cameo, but with Blurred Finn and Em were present throughout the story. Finn was even a pretty important person. Easton was also back again and he was still his cranky but great self. I seriously cannot wait for his story. 

I think my favorite thing about this book (and the series really) is that nothing is easy. Everything good has to be worked for. There are no neat and pretty bows at the end, where everyone is happy with no consequences what so ever. Don’t get me wrong, there is a definite conclusion and I loved it, however there was sacrifice that came along with it, it wasn’t handed over easily. As far as a paranormal story goes, the story feels real. 

All in all, Blurred was a fantastic read and one that fans of Inbetween are sure to love. Personally, I thought it was better, darker, but better. It is a great read for paranormal fans.

Character Interview With Anaya:

Hi Anaya, thanks for stopping by the blog today! It is great to have you here!
Thank you so much for having me Teresa! It’s a pleasure to be here. 

If you had to describe yourself in two words what would they be and why?
I’d like to think I’m compassionate (but then again that’s easy in my line of work) and strong. 

Now, if you had to describe Cash in two words, what would they be? 
Ha! Now there’s a question. He’s not going to see this is he? Okay…funny and addictive. There are so many more, but you only said two. ;) 

You have been around for some time now, and we all know it has not been a party, but which time period was your favorite to experience? 
Honestly? The present. I may have been around for a thousand years, but until now it all felt empty. Of course that might have something to do with the company I keep now, lol. 

If you could go back and do it all over again, is there anything you would do differently? 
If you would have asked me this a few months ago I would have said everything, but now…no. I don’t think I would. It’s all led me to somewhere that really pretty wonderful. 

You and Easton seem to have an interesting relationship; can you shed a little bit more light on Easton for us readers? 
Haha! Ah…Easton. Yes, what we have is something different. Have you ever met someone you love and hate all at once? That would be Easton for me. He’s the brother I never had. He can drive me crazy, but I have so much love for him. I wish he could see what I see when I look at him. I’m not sure if he ever will.

Although your free time is limited, what is your favorite thing to do when you do have free time? 
I like to sit on the beach and watch the sea. It makes me feel alive again. 

Now, us girls love us a good swoon worthy fictional hero, I know I have numerous book boyfriends, so I'm curious, who is your favorite book boyfriend? 
I’ve only managed to read a few in between reaps, but Kai from Sweet Evil is delicious to say the least. 

Last question, what was it about Cash that tempted you to break all the rules? 
I felt connected to him in a way I hadn’t felt to another person in over a thousand years. He makes me feel alive. That’s not an easy thing to give up when you’ve been dead for as long as I have. 

Okay, time for some this or that:
Pink or purple? purple 
Summer or winter? summer
Vanilla or chocolate? chocolate
Day or night? day
Easton or Finn (and you can't say Cash!)? Easton. Finn won’t be happy when he sees this, but after all Easton has done for me lately…I owe him everything. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! It was a pleasure to have you here!

Giveaway:

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One paperback of Blurred and a snake armband
One paperback of Blurred and a Cash inspired t-shirt

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About The Author:

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers​. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights. Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Cover Reveal: Face of Death by: Kelly Hashway

Today I am super excited to take part in the cover reveal f or Face of Death by Kelly Hashway. This is such a cute and fun series, with a great mythology twist!


Face of Death (Touch of Death #3)
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

"Having fallen at the hands of Hades, Jodi's enduring torture like she never imagined. Worse, she has to watch her Ophi friends suffer along with her--the punishment doled out by the very people she'd sentenced to life in Tartarus. Hell. This is one reunion Jodi hoped would never happen, but now she must find a way to free them all.

Except the underworld is nearly impossible to escape.

Jodi's one chance may rest in raising the human soul she killed when she drank Medusa's blood.

But splitting her human soul from her Ophi soul means living a double life: One as an Ophi experiencing unspeakable torture and the other as the human she could have been if she never came into her powers. With her two worlds colliding, Jodi will have to make the toughest decision she's faced yet."

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Addicted To New Adult: Interview with Colina Brennan

As we continue to celebrate the New Adult genre (hosted by New Leaf Literary), today I have an interview with Colina Brennan, author of the recently released Addicted To You. So before we dive into the interview, here is a bit about her new book.

"When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter's latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn't a sex addict; she just doesn't do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.

At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.

Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.

As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can't kick."

Interview:
Tell us what your book is about in 140 characters or less.
Addicted to You is about Leah, who has no interest in love because she's convinced everyone eventually lets you down. Then she meets Will. Dun dun dun! :P

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Leah’s situation with her brother is one that echoes my cousin’s. She basically raised her little sister after she challenged her mom that she could do a better job.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Sometimes, I just like a good trashy erotic novel.

*hmmm don't we all*

What were you like in school? Were you good in English?
I was that bookish kid who no one really noticed. I was quite okay with this because I’ve always been uncomfortable with attention. I was also that kid who did obnoxiously well in all her classes, whether that be English or Math. Except for gym. Because... obviously.

*hey that sounds familiar...*

What was the first book that you wrote (if not this one)?
I wrote a lot of short horror stories as a child. Then I graduated to romance novels. From ghosts and murders to flowing raven locks. I’m not sure how that happened either.

Where do you write, and what makes it the perfect place to write? What surrounds you?
I write at my kitchen table. It definitely is NOT the perfect place to write. There’s noise from the TV in the living room and people coming and going and so many distractions. I can rarely get anything done until after hours when everyone is asleep. I really need my own dedicated space!

What first drew you to New Adult?
I didn’t get to experience a lot of what the typical college-aged person goes through because I got married my freshman year and then had a child the beginning of my sophomore year. So I love reading about this time in people’s lives and being able to enjoy those experiences safely through the pages instead.

Why did you want to write a New Adult book?
Little did I know I’ve been writing New Adult for years, well before New Adult was a thing. So I’m glad it has finally gotten the recognition it most definitely deserves.

What does “New Adult” mean to you?
New Adult encompasses that time in your life when you’re trying to find your way in a world where you’re no longer a child but you’re not quite an adult yet either. Discovering how to be completely independent can be daunting—some people fail and others flourish. Either way, it’s bound to be filled with accomplishments and missteps and plenty of quiet adventures.

*I ADORE this answer*

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
J.R.R. Tolkein. How awesome would it be to be able to pick his brain?

*a fabulous choice... as I am sure all other Tolkien fangirls would agree*

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing. Don’t let all the other stuff like social networking or building a platform distract you. The most important thing is how good your book and your writing is. Focus on that first.


Swoon Thursday #53: Left Drowning by: Jessica Park


Swoon is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know :-)
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"I tremble and turn around into his arms. Chris backs me up until I am pressed against the door to my room. The way he kisses me with such raw sexual heat just about makes me lose my mind. He takes my hands in his and raises them above my head, pinning them against the door as his kiss deepens even more. The feel of his body starting to grind slowly into mine is getting me dizzy. I cannot think, I can only react.

This one is definitely an emotional one... but we all know how much I love it when a book breaks my heart ;) 

What made you swoon? Link me.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #55: Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by: April Genevieve Tucholke

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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"You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch."

I have had my eye on this one for a while now. It just sounds amazing!

Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will be released on August 15, 2013.
What are you waiting on?


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Addicted to New Adult: Addicted To You by: Colina Brennan

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As a part of the Addicted to New Adult event from New Leaf Literary, we are celebrating the release of Addicted To You by Colina Brennan. This sounds like a great one, so check out the excerpt and enter the giveaway!

"When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter's latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn't a sex addict; she just doesn't do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.

At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.

Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.

As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can't kick."

Excerpt:
Leah hated Thursdays. Specifically, she hated what she was forced to do on Thursdays—a program called ‘Heal the Heart, Save the Body,’ which was a convoluted way of saying ‘therapy for sex addicts.’

Despite her roommate’s insistence, Leah did not have a ‘sex problem.’ So she liked the occasional one night stand. So what? She was twenty-one and single. There was nothing wrong with wanting to make the most of it.

Yet here she was, preparing for another session where she’d have to listen to some old guy attempt to teach a room full of so-called sexual deviants the skills to function in a civilized world.

Because left to their own devices, they wouldn’t be able to resist the primal urge to hump everything that moved. Obviously.

Who decided sex was an addiction anyway? Or that someone should need therapy to “fix” it? Sex was good for you. It was a de-stresser. If it wasn’t, then you were doing it wrong.

She made a face at the platter of cookies set on an uneven seat a few feet away. She had tried one of them a few meetings ago, and it had nearly broken her tooth. They were sturdy enough to survive a nuclear apocalypse. They were cockroach cookies.

Maybe that was the key to these therapy sessions—to knock everyone out with stale confections so they were incapable of having sex.

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About The Author:
Colina Brennan grew up in a small city, which gave her plenty of time to read and stretch her imagination. By day, she's attached to her kids, and by night, to her laptop. She writes about the fantastical and the romantic, and everything in between. Addicted to You is her first novel. Facebook: BrennanColina | Goodreads: Colina Brennan | Twitter: @BrennanColina

Cover Reveal: Fire and Flood by: Victoria Scott

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"In a perilous race across the world, having the best Pandora can be the difference between life and death.

Sixteen-year-old Tella Holloway isn’t happy. Her mother rushed them out of Boston and into a craptastic house nestled in Middle of Nowhere, Montana. To make matters worse, Tella’s brother is sick, and though a dozen doctors can’t determine the cause, her mother is sure Montana’s “fresh air” will help. Now Tella spends her days being homeschooled, and uses her imagination as entertainment.

But when a small blue box appears on her bed, Tella’s world is rocked. Inside the strange package she finds a white ear bud—and after she fits it into place and touches its blinking button—an unknown voice fills her head. Tella is invited to join the Brimstone Bleed, a race across four ecosystems: desert, sea, mountains, jungle. The voice in Tella’s ear explains she has 48 hours to retrieve her Pandora, an animal genetically designed to help her win.

Tella has never been the sporty type; she’s more a cheerleader than an athlete. But despite her mother’s warnings, she’s determined to compete in the race. And she’ll do anything to win, because if Tella is the Brimstone Bleed victor, she'll be granted a specific gift—the cure to save her brother’s life.

FIRE & FLOOD is a teen thriller set in modern day."

Teaser Tuesday #37: Sweet Peril by: Wendy Higgins


So I'm skipping the TTT this week since the topic is Best Books of 2013, and I recently did that for my freebie week. Instead, I'm gonna do A Teaser Tuesday since it has been a while now. 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!




"My heart shot into overdrive, and the five of us became like statues at once. Kaidan's eyes locked on mine. The Dukes were really here."

This book was made of awesome! I cannot believe it took me so long to pick it up. Kai is so friggin swoony!

Share the link to your TT in the comments, or if you don't have a blog just share your teaser there too and join in the fun!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Review: Copper Girl (Copper Legacy #1) by: Jennifer Allis Provost

Release Date: June 25, 2013 from Spence City
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"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."

My Thoughts:

This is the kind of book that you can’t really think too hard about. Don’t question things too much, just sit back and enjoy the ride. If you can do that, then you will thoroughly enjoy this one. It is quick and fun and really just a fairy tale. I had no trouble getting lost in this one.

I am not entirely sure why, but when I picked this up I thought it was a YA book. So color me surprised when chapter one treats us to some schmexy. I’m not complaining, it just caught me by surprise a bit. Once I adjusted my mindset from YA to adult, I was ready to go. With that being said though, I don’t want to give the impression that this book is overly explicit, because it’s not. It is tasteful and the romance scenes were done nicely. They didn’t overpower the story, just added to it. 

Our hero Micah is literally perfect in every single way. He is the embodiment of a perfect swoony, overly cheesy, but truly romantic hero and I loved every second of it. Every now and then it is nice to get lost in a fictional character that would never ever exist in the real world because that is what books are for. Sure realistic is nice, but sometimes I want to read about what simply cannot be. The romance between Micah and Sara was so incredibly sweet and just *sigh*. Be warned though, it is complete and total insta love. Personally, I eat that sappy stuff up, but I know that bothers some. I just really enjoy nonrealistic sappy romances every now and then. Plus, this book delivers a fairy prince… A FAIRY PRINCE. It was like all my romantic dreams rolled up into one great read.

As for the plot, it was engaging albeit a bit predictable at times. But again, that really didn’t bother me because I just sat back and enjoyed the ride. It really is just a fun story and pretty much a fairy tale for adults to enjoy. 

All in all, Copper Girl is a great read if you are looking for something fun, romantic, and swoony.

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