Friday, October 31, 2014

Books I'm Grateful I Read Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Books I'm Grateful I Read Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books. I will be giving away an ARC of Perfect Lies. (disclaimer: I have not read this book yet, but I have a copy and I want to share with my lovely followers)


Details:
-one winner will win an ARC of Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
-giveaway is open to the US only
-must be 16 years of age to enter
-winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter and contacted via email
-winner will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged items


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Sloppy Seconds: Anna Dressed In Blood (Anna #1) by: Kendare Blake

Welcome to a very special Halloween edition of Sloppy Seconds (a monthly feature hosted by myself and Michele of A Belle's Tales). Sloppy Seconds is a feature in which Michele and I buddy re-read some of our very favorite books and then post our thoughts and feels. So sit back, relax, grab a glass of wine and some candy corn, and re-live some great reads with us!

Release Date: October 17, 2011
from Tor Teen
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"Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas's life."


OUR DISCUSSION
**spoilers ahead**

Michele Belle
Wifey, I've got my glass of Merlot, and I'm so excited for this special Halloween edition of Sloppy Seconds!

Teresa Mary Rose
Ohh Merlot! Very nice. I have my wine too and I am ready to go! This is sure to be a wonderful discussion and I am so excited for our Halloween discussion. We could not have made a better choice than Anna Dressed In Blood!

Michele Belle
Anna is the perfect choice for this time of year!!  I loved this story just as much the second time around.

Teresa Mary Rose
Me too! It still had me hooked from page one and looking over my shoulder to make sure nobody was there. It is just to perfect blend of creepy and romance. It's so darkly beautiful.

Michele Belle
Darkly beautiful is a great way to describe this read!  Confession time:  The first time I read this book, I was a tiny bit afraid.  Okay, maybe not so tiny. I definitely wanted to sleep with the light on.  Fine.  I definitely slept with the light on.  I don't know about you, but going into the second read knowing what to expect made it a very different experience from the first.  I was able to focus on so many other aspects of the story this time.  There are a lot of funny moments but some really poignant ones, also!  Isn't Cas a great MC?  I love reading from his point of view. I love his Dean Winchester-ness (sorry, Supernatural moment)!

Teresa Mary Rose
You are so right! It is such a different experience the second time around. The first time you really have no clue what to expect. Is Anna good? Is she bad? Is she going to rip out Cas' insides? You spend so much time afraid that you miss out on so many wonderful moments. The second time around I was able to pick up on so much more and truly appreciate the story because I didn't spend so much of the book afraid. It was a wonderful experience. And I have to agree with you about Cas. He is a fantastic MC. His inner thoughts are wonderful. I also appreciate how different he is from other MC's and not just because he is a guy, he is just truly unique.

Michele Belle
Exactly!  That's what makes this a perfect choice for a re-read -- it has so much to offer!  He really is unique!  This was one of my first books with a YA male MC, and I really enjoyed it.  Cas just came across so very real -- I'm super impressed by how the author nailed his voice!

Teresa Mary Rose
There is just so much to savor the second time around!

She did nail it! He just sounds so real and not at all forced. And he is also hysterical. I found myself cracking up constantly with his inner dialogue. But I also appreciated his maturity and his sense of responsibility. He is very young to be carrying the burden he does, but he does it well.

Okay, now I think we need to discuss our terrifying and lovely Anna. Wifey, I adore Anna I really do. She is so so different in every single way. She is terrifying and dangerous but somehow still a great person... ghost... whatever... you know what I mean.

Michele Belle
I love his inner dialogue, too!  He's absolutely hilarious at times.  But unfortunately a lot of his life has been pretty lonely -- at least outside of his mom, who I think is pretty awesome.  His story is a sad one; and I feel he is so brave to follow in his father's steps, and I completely understand his reasons in doing so.  

Anna.  She is terrifyingly wonderful!  I love her!  But for anyone who hasn't read the story, don't think we're implying she's dead roses and sunshine.  Nuh-uh.  Casper the Friendly Ghost she is NOT.  Some things have to happen first, and then she works her way to being that great person... ghost!  And talk about a sad story -- Anna's background will hurt your heart.  I would've wanted to hug her if not for the fact she might've ripped my face off.  

Another thing that the book really brings to light is superstitions and how every town seems to have their fair share of ghost stories.  I like the implication that many of these stories are not just tall tales but in fact stem from true events.  The small southern town that I grew up in is very historic with many beautiful antebellum homes -- several of which come with haunted pasts.  There was one in particular that scared me pantless.  Old Waverly.  Aside from reports of faces in mirrors and unexplained voices, they say when visiting the bedroom of the young girl who had passed away there, an impression would at times appear in the bed that she slept in.  I never went in the room, but now I'm really wishing Cas would check it out for me.  LOL!  Did any of the ghost stories (and there were several mentioned in this awesome book aside from Anna's story) make you think about a real life haunting where you live?

Teresa Mary Rose
Yeah, Cas has had a very lonely life. Which is why I also love Carmel and Thomas! And I agree, his Mom is the best. It takes a special person to be okay with Cas doing what he is doing.

Oh yeah... no.... Anna is scary and she will kill you if you are stupid enough to venture into her home. But her back story is horrible. It truly breaks my heart what she had to overcome. It really doesn't surprise me that she ended up so dark and twisted with her past. 

Gahh I got chills just reading that! We have quite a few ghost stories where I live, but there is one that is pretty famous. It is the Old Bermuda Inn and it is now a restaurant. However, it was once someone's home and her picture still hangs in the hallway and I swear to God the eyes of that picture follow you wherever you go. The story is that the woman haunting it died of a broken heart when her husband died while away. People have claimed to see her still waiting at the window for her husband to come home and when they began renovations on the restaurant her portrait went up in flames despite there being no known cause. Doors open and close on their own and there is one light on the chandelier that never turns off even if they cut the power. Just lots of creepy stuff going on there. 

Michele Belle
Oh, Thomas.  My sweet doubting Thomas.  I LOVE him!!  Carmel was one of those characters I wasn't sure I could trust at first, but she turned out to be a really cool girl.  Love them!  Now Mike, Will, and Chase?  Not so much.  

Yes.  She will kill you.  Kill you dead.  And isn't that the thing -- she's this horrible murderess, but when you find out everything that transpired to make her that way... you can't help but feel bad for her.  Again, super impressed the author could make her so chillingly scary and yet lovable!  Kendare Blake is a genius!

Ooooo!!! Promise me that when I visit you, you will definitely NEVER TAKE ME THERE!!! OMGEEEE!  Wifey, that is just horrifying and also completely intriguing.  Another ghost story I loved hearing about but never want to check out in person.  lol  

And let's talk about the someone who may be even scarier than our dear Anna.  Now, that is one aspect of the story that scared me even the second time around.  *shudders*

Teresa Mary Rose
Thomas is such a sweetheart and I absolutely love him and want to smoosh him. Carmel had me a little worried in the beginning too, but I ended up loving her. What I loved most about her was that she was the super popular girl but not a bitch. It was such a breath of fresh air. Oh those three... they got what they deserved in my opinion. I couldn't find it in myself to feel sorry for them. I mean they brought Cas to a haunted house and threw him in there... okay even if you don't believe in Anna and want to scare him, YOU HIT HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH A BEAM... come on! And then Will... he crossed a line taking what he did from Cas... uh oh Wifey, I think you got me all worked up now lol. 

Yes! Exactly! It is amazing how Kendare balanced it all. And I loved how proud Cas was of her and her crazy super awesome I can kill you abilities. 

HAHAHA but we have to go! The food is actually really good and it is a fun creepy time. When I went there as a kid I may or may not have gotten in trouble with the staff because I was checking out the attic.... 

No... I don't want to talk about him... he scares me and eats cats and I hate him... you can field this one. That attic scene makes me crazy and want to go plaster over my own attic.

Michele Belle
Yes!  He is so incredibly smooshable and squishy!  That's a great point -- even though Carmel was the "queen bee" of their school, she was very down to earth and likable.  Argggggh!!!  And hit him hard enough to give him a concussion!  There was blood, for crying out loud!  Just horrible human beings.  Haha -- I thought that might get you a little ranty!  Get 'em, Wifey!   However, everything happens for a reason, and that incident played a pivotal role in what happened next.  You know if Cas had just waltzed in there on his own, he would have been staring at the other half of his body from across the room.  It all just ties together so nicely.  Will's actions actually made him the most disappointing of the three.  I award him the stink eye with a side of bitch brow.

Sigh.  They face some serious obstacles, but they're just meant for each other.  You don't expect to find a sweet romance in such a ghostly setting.

You rebel, you!  You are the bravest soul!!  You make me proud and happy to stand BEHIND you in the face of danger!  Sure we'll go!  You go in and grab the food while I wait in the car with the engine running, holding my own candlelight vigil singing Jesus Loves Me until you get back.  Cause that's seriously the only way I can see that going down. *snort*

He is SO scary!  I thought back to my childhood home and the attic that is exactly like the one described.  I hope my parents are okay with me nailing that thing shut the next time I visit.  Yes, I will help you with the plaster.  No attics for us!  As frightening as those parts are, they are so exciting!  You just have no idea what's going to happen next.  I mean, you think you've heard the worst... but nope... wait for it, there's more!

Teresa Mary Rose
Exactly! Carmel ruled that school but she was a real person. Who made the rule that the popular girls are always bitches? I KNOW! There was blood and he didn't move for a while! Who does these things? I know everything worked out the way it was supposed to, but it still made me hate them all the more. Yes, Will's actions may not seem like a big deal, but they really are the worst of them all. While you are awarding him stink eyes and bitch brows I shall punch him in the face. 

That they are.... in such an odd way they are just perfect for one another. They make my heart hurt but in a good way.

Okay okay... no ghost restaurants for Wifey. We shall go to the restaurants with the delicious food where ghosts don't sit next to you while you eat.

Wifey... I have never been so happy that my room is in the basement far far away from the attic *shudders* I just know if I was on the top floor every little creek would have me running for the hills. You are so right, he gets worse and worse as it goes on. He is like a voodoo zombie on crack with a dash of spider *shudders*

Michele Belle
Yes, yes, I like this plan much better. 

If you were near that attic, you'd have to move here. That would be that.  

I love the vast array of characters in this book.  We mentioned Cas's mom, but I forgot to mention Thomas's grandfather, Morfran.  He was pretty interesting, and I'd like to know more about him.  Also, I feel there is so much more story to be told about Gideon Palmer.  I like that he's been sort of a surrogate father to Cas and he's certainly knowledgeable about all things supernatural, but I'm not really sure about him. I don't know if it's truly a bad vibe I'm getting or if I'm just suspicious of everyone at this point.  I'm anxious to learn more in the sequel.  

Now, you have read the second book, Girl of Nightmares; but I will be starting it this weekend.  Any non-spoilery heads-up you want to give me?  Will I need Kleenexes or holy water or both?

Teresa Mary Rose
Oh yes! How could we forget Morfran! He is so weird, yet interesting and he came in handy a few times. Gideon definitely has more to him but my lips are sealed! I'm not going to give you any kinds of heads up because you will just read between the lines. I will say that it is creepy and good and I can't wait for you to know all the things!

Michele Belle
He's definitely different, but boy was he an asset!!

You know me so well -- that's exactly what I would do.  Well, prepare yourself for the numerous texts as I learn all the things!  I'm so excited for more of this amazing story!  I think everyone should definitely give Anna a read for Halloween.  After we share our favorite quotes, what do you say we give away a copy or two to our lovely readers?

Teresa Mary Rose
That is a wonderful idea. Everyone needs to read Anna! But first... quotes!

"My gut told me that she wasn't just a story. And besides, I wanted to see her, dressed in blood."

"And maybe he's right. Maybe it is my fault. I could have found another way to Anna. But to hell with that. Mike Andover hit me across the back of the head with a plank and threw me in an abandoned house, all because I talked to his ex-girlfriend. He didn't deserve to be split down the middle, but he had a kick in the nuts coming to him at the very least."


"I'd really like to sit down on one, but the cupboards start opening and closing by themselves, drawers slamming shut and the walls starting to bleed. Slamming doors and smashing plates. Anna is acting like a common poltergeist. How embarrassing."


"We're not children, neither of us. We don't believe in fairy tales. And if we did, who would we be? Not Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty. I slice murder victims' heads off and Anna stretches skin until it rips, she snaps bones like green branches into smaller and smaller pieces. We'd be the frickin dragon and the wicked fairy. I know that. But I still have to tell her."


"Arthur without Excalibur was still Arthur."


"The accusations make me want to be a kid again. Why isn't my mommy calling them big fat liars? The seriously, completely wrong pants-on-fire kind?"


Okay Wifey hit me with yours?

Michele Belle
Those are great!  Here are my favorites: 

“She might be the most liberal-minded of mothers, letting her teenage son roam the night hunting down the remains of murderers, but she still doesn’t like hearing the f- bomb fall out of my mouth.” 

“I’m not going to let her road- weary eyes guilt me into anything. Before I know it, we’ll be making daisy chains in the backyard and crowning the cat the king of summer solstice.” 


“God, living people are irritating.” 


“Thanks, Dad. Just one of the many creepy pearls of wisdom you had to impart.” 


“The look is giving me some kind of hot feeling in my cheeks. Holy shit, I’m blushing.” 


“‘You look beautiful,’ I say, because it’s the first thing that pops into my stupid, empty head. I consider using my athame to cut my tongue out.” 


“‘Yes. Smashing. You’ll be just like those four chaps in the movie. You know the one, with the oversized marshmallow.’ 

You’ve got to be kidding me.” 

“I don’t know why I haven’t realized it before. I guess I never give too much thought to the living.” 


“‘It feels so separate, like I’ve touched something that’s taken the color out of me. Or maybe I’m in color now and they’re black and white.’ She turns to me. ‘We’re in on the secret, aren’t we, Cas? And it’s taking us out of the world.’ ‘That’s usually the way it works,’ I say softly.” 


“I don’t argue. The chant does seem stupid. I know magic works, I know it’s real, but I don’t know why it has to be so damn fruity sometimes.” 


“‘What are you going to fill it with?’ she asks. ‘Holy water or something?’ ‘Probably Dasani,’ Thomas replies.”


“Behind me, on the other hand, Thomas looks like an excited beagle who doesn’t know he’s being taken to the vet.” 

“What is it about the sight of your mother that makes everything fireside- warm and full of dancing Muppets?” 


“The things that your eyes see plainly and can’t forget are worse than huddled black figures left to the imagination. Imagination has a poor memory; it slinks away and goes blurry. Eyes remember for much longer.” 


“It’s just a thing; it’s not some inherently good or inherently evil artifact. It has no will of its own. I haven’t been hopping around and calling it my Precious all these years.” 


“I am not afraid. She’s with me. She’s my purpose and we’re going to save each other. We’re going to save everyone. And then I’m going to convince her that she’s supposed to stay here. With me.” 


“Every one of her mom- instincts says to swaddle me up and take off. But she’s not just any mom. She’s my mom. So she sits, and gets ready to fight alongside.” 


“I hate it when they don’t have eyes. Empty sockets or cloudy eyeballs or eyes that just aren’t where they should be— I hate all of it. It freaks me out, and that pisses me off.” 


Teresa Mary Rose
Oh I love those quotes Wifey!!! There are just so many great moments to share with this one and I loved re-reading this one with you!

Michele Belle
I loved this pick, and it was so much fun re-living this story with you!  Thank you for visiting Thunder Bay and all these wonderful characters with me!


Giveaway:
Because this is a super special edition of Sloppy Seconds, Michele and I are giving away two kindle copies of Anna Dressed In Blood. Simply fill out the rafflecopter below and you are good to go.
-giveaway is open to anyone who can accept kindle books
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mini Review: This Night So Dark (Starbound #1.5) by: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Release Date: October 7, 2014
from Disney Hyperion
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"Don’t miss the breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World.

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed."


My Thoughts:

This was a fun little addition to the series and fans of the series are sure to enjoy it. I know I loved getting some more Tarver and Lilac and I loved seeing what events led to Tarver landing on the Icarus. Tarver is one smart cookie and shines when things get tough. The story wasn’t much but it was still fun and I loved the little bit more we got. I also really love the authors writing style. The way it is both in the present and the past is awesome. I just love the little dialogue breaks in between chapters, especially because the dialogue breaks are with Lilac and Tarver. Those two are so cute and I seriously love them together. Also, the epilogue was everything. So yeah. All in all, This Night So Dark is the perfect treat for fans of the series and if you haven’t started this series yet you need to.

Swoon Thursday #118: Finale by: Becca Fitzpatrick


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.

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"Did you know, the first time I saw you, I thought: I’ve never seen anything more captivating and beautiful?”
“Why are you telling me this?” I said miserably.
“I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you. That wanting nearly drove me mad.” Patch paused, inhaling softly, as though breathing me in. “And now that I have you, the only thing that terrifies me is having to go back to that place. Having to want you all over again, with no hope of my desire ever being fulfilled. You’re mine, Angel. Every last piece of you. I won’t let anything change that.

I have been in a bit of a reading slump this week so I don't have a new swoon to share.... so I decided Patch should be featured because Patch is the best!

What made you swoon? Link me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Interview: Tara Sue Me

I had the pleasure of interviewing Tara Sue Me, author of The Submissive Series. These books are so fun and are super steamy, so I am really excited to share a little extra about the author and the series today. But first, here is a bit about Tara's latest release The Chalet.

"New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive series is an international sensation. Now, Abby and Nathaniel’s story continues with their romantic wedding and a honeymoon too hot to believe... Submitting her body was only the beginning.

Abby King didn’t know true passion until she gave herself to Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and desired Dominants. Now, on the eve of her marriage, she realizes all her dreams are coming true. And with a romantic honeymoon getaway planned at a secluded Swiss chalet, she’s sure Nathaniel will find even more fantasies to fulfill…

Nathaniel never thought he’d settle down until Abby broke down his barriers and changed his plans. With their wedding only weeks away, he can barely wait to possess her completely—heart, body, and soul—and show her the true meaning of being both a wife and a submissive.

Only Abby has one more challenge in store before she becomes his: no sex and no collar for one month before the wedding. Nathaniel is willing to give it a shot but he has one scandalous stipulation—once that month is up, anything goes…"

Interview:
Hi Tara! Thank you so much for stopping by Readers Live A Thousand Lives today, it is a pleasure to have you here. 
Thank you so much for having me!

I always like to start off with this question. If you had to describe yourself in two words what would they be and why? 
LOL, I asked my kids which two words they’d use and Oldest said, “Freaking Amazing,” but I think he wanted something.

So your most recent release is The Chalet, a novella in The Submissive Series and you aren’t even stopping there, us lucky readers are getting a whole new novel in The Enticement!  What made you decide to give readers more Abby and Nathaniel?
I actually started writing THE CHALET in the summer of 2013, right before THE TRAINING was released, because I knew readers were going to want to know the details of their wedding and honeymoon and those scenes just didn’t fit into the plot of THE TRAINING. 

Even though we have a good amount of time before we get The Enticement in our hands, what can you tell us about it? What can we expect to see in The Enticement? 
THE ENTICEMENT is a super sexy novel with Abby working through new challenges while trying to meet the increase in demands Nathaniel has in the bedroom. It takes place about six years after THE CHALET, so they are both really comfortable with communicating and telling the other person what they think.

What was your favorite Abby and Nathaniel scene to write? 
There are so many fun ones! One in particular in THE ENTICEMENT takes place while Abby’s wearing Nathaniel’s collar and they’re doing something she thinks is boring as hell and when he asks her a question, she tells him her thoughts in great detail. I enjoyed it because I think it shows how much she’s grown since THE SUBMISSIVE. Plus it was fun writing Nathaniel’s reaction.

Okay switching gears a bit, I have to ask about the Partners in Play books. Seduced By Fire is my favorite of your books so I have to know, can we expect more from this series? If so, what can you tell us about it? 
Well, there’s actually been a slight change of plans with the Partners series. I’ll be continuing with the characters, but the series itself will be combined with the Submissive Series. It made more sense to me to do that than to have two separate series, especially since everyone lives in the same geographical location, are about the same age, and have similar interests. 

I’m working on Jeff and Dena’s story at the moment (THE COLLAR, July 7, 2015). If you remember them from SEDUCED BY FIRE, you’ll know they were together for a time, but something broke them up, and it’s obvious to almost everyone they still have feelings for the other. I have to say, these two make my heart hurt every time I write them. There’s an intensity between them that only two people who been through the deepest darkness together can have. And when you combine that intensity with the physical chemistry they have…

To date, which book has been the most difficult to write? 
Probably THE ENTICEMENT. I rewrote that book four or five times. I remember one day I had five old drafts open and I was trying to see if there was anything in any of them I could use in the novel. I was moving things around, revising, rewriting POV. Seriously, if I’d been working with actual paper, it’d have been scattered everywhere and you wouldn’t be able to tell what kind of floor I have.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? 
It’s okay for the first draft to suck, just get words on the paper. I love that advice because there’s so much freedom in allowing yourself to suck. You can fix sucky words, but you can’t fix a blank page. Personally, not only do my first drafts suck, but I have [ ] scattered everywhere: [describe] [number]. My fear is I’ll leave a [ ]  in the final manuscript somewhere. 

And last but not least, you are stuck on a deserted island and can only have one book/series with you. What do you want it to be? 
I’d have to pick the OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabaldon. I pick up on something new each time I reread the series, so I don’t think it’d ever get old. Either that or Shipbuilding for Dummies.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! It was so great having you here! 
Thank you for having me!

About The Author:
Tara Sue Me lives in the southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat. Visit her online at www.tarasueme.com, www.facebook.com/TaraSueMeBooks or www.twitter.com/tarasueme.

Waiting On Wednesday #121: Hero by: Samantha Young

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 emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.


Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…"

Samantha Young just does not know how to disappoint, so I really cannot wait to get my hands on this one. Also, that cover is so pretty.

Hero will be released on February 3, 2015.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read To Get In The Halloween Spirit


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

I don't read many scary reads, but I have a few great books I consider Halloween reads!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop. So the goal is to share something wicked with you today as well as a little treat for stopping by. So I thought, what is something wicked I could share and finally I decided on vampires. Why? Because vampires are all kinds of wicked. They can be the traditional wicked evil or they can be wicked sexy, wicked charming, wicked funny... you get the idea. So today I am sharing some of my favorite vampire reads. Then at the bottom I have a giveaway for a kindle copy of Don't Bite the Bridesmaid which is a super fun vampire read. So if you are looking for some great blood sucking reads check out some of the books below and make sure you enter the rafflecopter.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Recap 10/26/2014


So after my epic haul last week, I attempted to rein it in the week... although I did make a huge Book Outlet order, but that hasn't arrived yet so it doesn't count. But anyhoo I grabbed two freebies this week in Forever Ours and One Night With Her. Then I grabbed Hunt by Rachel Vincent which is  Shifters spin off--- A SHIFTERS SPINOFF. I haven't finished that series yet, but I so so love it and knowing that there will be more just makes me so incredibly excited. I also got The Collector's Society which sounds awesome! For review I got This Shattered World, which I cannot wait to dive into. Huge thanks to Disney Hyperion. I also got Dictatorship of the Dress for review (thank you Berkley!!!!) which sounds adorable. And then last but not least my pretty signed copy of Stone Cold Touch arrived, and I love it.

Goodreads Links:
Forever Ours by: Cassia Leo
One Night With Her by: Lauren Blakely
Hunt by: Rachel Vincent
The Collector's Society by: Heather Lyons
This Shattered World by: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Dictatorship of the Dress by: Jessica Topper
Stone Cold Touch by: Jennifer L. Armentrout


Reviews:
The Chalet by: Tara Sue Me
Sublime by: Christina Lauren

MeMe's:
Top Ten Tuesday: New Series I Want To Start
Waiting On Wednesday: Ensnared by: AG Howard

Other Fun:

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