Saturday, January 31, 2015

Favorites Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Favorites Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books. I am giving away a hardcover of Cruel Beauty on my stop. I absolutely adored this book and the world and everything about it. It was dark and romantic and everything I want in a high fantasy read. It is not to be missed!


Details:
-one winner will win a hardcover of Cruel  Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
-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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Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: Lion's Share by: Rachel Vincent


Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent 
(Wildcats #1) 
Publication date: February 23rd 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

"Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.
Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.
Jace Hammond has a big problem.
A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart."


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About The Author:
Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.
Rachel's next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE, coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015
Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy--but social media is a close second.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cover Reveal: Nowhere But Here by: Katie McGarry

West Side Story meets Sons of Anarchy?? Yes, please!

Katie McGarry's newest novel, NOWHERE BUT HERE, has a cover and we are thrilled to get to help reveal it to you today. The first novel in her upcoming The Thunder Road Series, NOWHERE BUT HERE is a young adult contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. We have no doubt that when you get done, you're going to wish you were on a motorcycle and had your own cut of leather across your back! Follow along today as pieces of the cover are revealed, and then stop by the HarlequinTeen Page to see the full cover at 7pm EST! And that's not all, of course! We have a few Behind-The-Scenes pictures from the photo shoot itself for you to enjoy as well! Check out the Behind-The-Scenes pictures and then scroll down for our puzzle piece!
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An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.
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Apollycon Author Feature: Wendy Higgins


ApollyCon Featured Author: Wendy Higgins

About the Author

After earning a bachelor's in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son.



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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.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #132: A Court Of Thorns And Roses by: Sarah J Maas

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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"A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!"

The excitement I have for this book cannot be put into words!

A Court Of Thorns And Roses will be released on May 5, 2015.
What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Love To Read If I Had A YA Book Club


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

I have always wanted to be a part of a book club, but I have never found one around me that works with my time... plus most of my friends (outside blogging) aren't readers. If I could though I would love to do a YA book club and recommend great YA books to teens. I really think teens would enjoy reading more if they read the right books and not just the ones they assign in school. So hence my list today.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Release Day Blast: Beautiful Redemption by: Jamie McGuire

We're celebrating the release of BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION by Jamie McGuire!


Title: Beautiful Redemption
Author: Jamie McGuire
Release date: January 26, 2014
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If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?
No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.
Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.
Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.
In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.

TEASERS

“Me, too. I’m … Thomas, by the way,” he said softly. He rolled over and relaxed beside me, his head propped by his hand. Instead of getting dressed, he looked as if he were ready for conversation.
I pressed my lips together. “I’m,” Do it. Do it or you’ll just be kicking yourself later. “…emotionally unavailable.”
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“I live in Midtown,” I said, wondering if I would see my neighbor again.
She grinned. “Me, too. A lot of us do. We can drown your sorrows together.”

“I don’t have sorrows. Just memories. They’ll go away on their own.”
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He narrowed his eyes. “Are you insubordinate, Agent Lindy? Is that why you were sent here, to be under my command?”
“You requested me, remember?”
“I didn’t request you. I requested the best language expert we had.”
“That would be me, sir.”


About the Author:

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.
Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.
Find Jamie at www.jamiemcguire.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekly Recap 1/25/2015


So life is still crazy busy, so I have had pretty much no reading time, but hopefully I will get back into the swing of things soon. So first up, this week I got an ARC of Greta and the Glass Kingdom. I have been waiting so long for this book and I am so excited to finally have it! Really want to get to this one soon because I loved the first book and I adore the author. Then I also got a review copy of Hell's Ink. Beautiful Ink was one of my very favorite reads last year and I am so ready for some Hold now! Nicole is a sweetheart and I am so excited to dive into her next book. Continuing the biker books, I also received an ARC of Kick. This is another one I am really looking forward to. It sounds incredibly dark and gritty and twisted, but I will read anything Carmen decides to write so I am really looking forward to it. Then I also got Becoming Rain for review off of NetGalley (BIG THANKS TO ATRIA) and I was squeeing with delight when I got approved. Burying Water was amazing! And then I also got a surprise ARC in the mail from Berkley in The Enticement. This totally made my day. I love that series and was dying for that book. Big thanks to Berkley! So clearly it was an AWESOME week for ARCs and review books. Then I grabbed One To Hold and Game For Marriage because they were free. I also got When We Collide while it was on sale. I also got Never Never because it is CoHo and I adore her books. Then last but not least I got Inspire and See Me to bring with me to Apollycon next month to get signed. So yeah... it was a good bookish week.

Goodreads Links:
Greta and the Glass Kingdom by: Chloe Jacobs
Hell's Ink by: Nicole Reed
Kick by: Carmen Jenner
Becoming Rain by: KA Tucker
One To Hold by: Tia Louise
Game For Marriage by: Karen Erickson
When We Collide by: AL Jackson
The Enticement by: Tara Sue Me
Never Never by: Colleen Hoover and Taryn Fisher
Inspire by: Cora Carmack
See Me by: Wendy Higgins


Post Recap:
Release Day Blitz: Hell's Ink by: Nicole Reed
Apollycon Author Feature: Cora Carmack
Character Spotlight: Roth

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