četvrtak, 31. listopada 2013.

Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf book blitz + GIVEAWAY



Title: Unbreathable (Unbreathable, #1)

Author: Hafsah Laziaf

Publisher: Self

Release date: October 29, 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy








Summary from Goodreads:

One hundred and fifty years ago, Earth was destroyed, and the remaining humans fled to the dusty red planet of Jutaire, where the only oxygen is manufactured, food is scarce, and death strikes often.

When Lissa's father discovers Earth still exists, she accidentally inhales the toxic air of Jutaire, and in one breath, discovers she isn't quite human.

Her father hangs for his discovery, and Lissa knows the Chancellors will come for her, for she saw the Earth that night too. With nothing to lose, she sets out to expose the truth. It isn't long before she meets Julian, a beautiful boy who can breathe the toxic air like she can - and shows her that the Jute, the original inhabitants of the planet, are more tangled in their lives than she knows.

But the Chancellors are only pawns in a greater game - one where the Jute control everything. Worse, the Jute plan to leave Jutaire for Earth, but to get there, they need her. And they'll stop at nothing until Lissa is in their clutches, even if they kill every human in the process.


The race for Earth has begun.
Unbreathable is a tale of love, redemption, and sacrifice, and one girl's struggle to find her place in a world where she doesn't belong.


Purchase links:






About the author:

Hafsah Laziaf was born on the east coast on a hot summer day in 1993, raised on the west coast and is now stuck in the middle – in Texas – with more books than she can read. She’s the designer behind IceyDesigns and the blogger behind IceyBooks.

UNBREATHABLE is her debut novel.






Giveaway details:

1st place: a signed paperback copy of UNBREATHABLE (US)

2nd place: an e-book of UNBREATHABLE (INT)

3rd place: an UNBREATHABLE swag pack (US)



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Guest Post: The Journey to Unbreathable

This is probably one of the most asked question in all of the blogosphere and normally, I don’t ask it because I feel like it’s been used and abused ;p but… where did the inspiration for Unbreathable come from? U is also self-published. How did you come to that decision? What are/were some pros and cons to being a self-published author?



UNBREATHABLE was a novel I never set out to write. In a sense, no one ever sets out to write a certain novel, but we get those ideas that mull around before we think, hey, let me write it.



With UNBREATHABLE, I was just finishing up another YA scifi (set on Earth), when I jumped on Twitter. Random House was having a little Twitter party, asking people to tweet their favorite first lines. That’s when I tried to redo the first line for that scifi.



But I had another idea: what’s a first line that no one has ever used before? One that would make a reader stop — not skim to the next first line of the next book. The next thought that struck was: in how many books are people searching for Earth?



That’s when the first line for UNBREATHABLE came about: We search for Earth everyday.

The first line has since changed, but the idea stemmed from that.



I never wanted to self-publish, though it was always a possibility, something my mom and I always spoke about. I queried quite a few agents, and received quite a lot of requests, which led to a few re-requests - meaning, they asked for revisions and wanted to see the manuscript again. When they rejected with messages along the lines of, scifi is very hard to market right now, I felt that I could do it myself.



I was still doubtful of going through with it, and still am, but the support has been tremendous. And I’ll forever be thankful to the friends who pushed me to self-publish.


srijeda, 30. listopada 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (31)



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This is my choice for this week:

ASHES TO ASHES (Experiment in Terror 8) 
by Karina Halle

Release date: December 11, 2013


Summary:

It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and a newfound level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in.

When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out – her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind: They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever.

Even when dead, some children get whatever they want.

And they want Perry.


nedjelja, 27. listopada 2013.

In my mailbox (19)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren . This is what I got in the last two weeks

WON


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson won at Young readers


Signed Racahel Wade bookmarks won from the author
















Signed various swag by Trisha Wolfe, Mary Lindsey, Sophie Jordan, Jennifer Estep, Rachel Harris... won from Trisha Wolfe

This was an awesome package with a lot of swag so expect a lot of swag giveaways in the future.



What did you get this week? Leave me a link..


četvrtak, 24. listopada 2013.

Cover reveal: The World Without a Future by Nazarea Andrews + GIVEAWAY


She was born the day the world ended…

Nurrin has lived her entire life with zombies—trapped behind walls meant to keep them safe. She’s mostly happy there. But when a zombie horde breech the walls of her Haven, she has to trust her brother, Collin, and his best friend to keep her alive.



He just wants his past to die…

Finn O’Malley has given up on voicing warnings that are ignored. No one cares that the zombies are changing. Now all that matters is keeping Collin and Nurrin safe from what’s outside the walls of a Haven. But when Nurrin’s best friend picks up a contact infection, he agrees to get the medicine needed to save his life. Forced together, relying on each other in a strange Haven, zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing they’re facing.


December 2013




GOODREADS LINK:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18483985-the-world-without-a-future



GIVEAWAY:
Nazarea is giving away a signed ARC, pack of trading cards, and 2 ebook copies. Contest is international.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.


AUTHOR LINKS:

Site - http://www.nazareaandrews.com/
Blog - http://www.nazarea-andrews.blogspot.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/NazareaAndrews
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nazarea-Andrews/43623123516
"The Infects" Street Team - https://www.facebook.com/groups/427502530700422/


srijeda, 23. listopada 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (30)



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This is my choice for this week:

The Redhead Plays Her Hand (Redhead Series #3) 
by Alice Clayton

Expected publication: December 24th 2013 by Gallery Books


The third sexy novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s playful and erotic Redhead series continues the sizzling romance between actress Grace Sheridan and Hollywood’s hottest leading man Jack Hamilton. 

Grace has landed the lead in a new TV series—but when the director asks her to lose fifteen pounds, she goes public with her weight struggles and suddenly develops a huge fan club who support her right to have curves. But between that and the public’s continuing fascination with her “are they or aren’t they” relationship with Jack, Grace begins to wonder if anyone’s really interested in her because of her upcoming TV series, or if it’s all speculation about the size of her ass and her bedroom partner.

Meanwhile, Jack is voted the Sexiest Man Alive and becomes a little too enamored with the party-hard lifestyle. Grace vows to give him the space he needs to find himself, but then he begins to spiral down from lovable Brit to Hollywood brat. People are talking, but are Jack and Grace? Her career is on the rise, and his continues into the stratosphere, but will she be able to catch him if he falls? Will they ever be able to just be a couple who can hold hands when they walk down the street?


utorak, 22. listopada 2013.

Say yes (Something more #2) by Tara West book blitz



Say Yes by Tara West
(Something More #2)
Publication date: October 10th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance



Synopsis:

Andrés, why can’t it be enough that I love you? That I want to spend forever with you. Why must you expect so much more? I’m not ready for marriage and a family. I don’t know if I ever will be.

Christina, I need to know that what I’m putting into this relationship isn’t all for nothing. To me, you mean everything. But I won’t be your stepping stone. Because as much as it would kill me, if you refuse to commit to something more, I will walk away.

Will Christina ever be ready? Will Andrés stay or walk? Will their love endure or is it doomed before they even have a chance?


Purchase:

EXCERPT:
I make my way through the crowd toward Andrés, ignoring the “Hey, baby” from some drunk behind me. Andrés is at a table with a bunch of guys I’ve never met before. He’s probably never met them before, either, but Andrés has this magnetic personality, and he can make friends with just about anyone.
He’s sitting on the edge of his seat, waiting for the quarterback to throw the ball. He still hasn’t spotted me, so I hang back for a second. He’s got this look on his face as if all of life’s happiness hinges on this one moment.
I don’t bother looking at the television. Watching Andrés is far more enjoyable. He jumps out of his seat, pumping his fist in the air and hollering. He’s taller than most of the other men, and far more attractive. Even in late fall, he’s got beautifully tanned skin. He let his military cut grow out a little, and he’s got just the right amount of wave to his thick hair.
He’s kept his physique in prime shape, too. He’s been out of the army for almost eight months, but Andrés takes his PT seriously, jogging every morning before work and lifting weights three times a week. Sometimes, he even talks me into going jogging with him, which is totally insane because the sun isn’t even up yet, and I’m already exhausted from school, work and sex, lots and lots of sex.
I smile as he high-fives the other guys before falling back into his chair. He finally sees me as he leans over and grabs a nacho off the tray. He pops the chip in his mouth and waves me over. There are no empty chairs, which suits me just fine. I take a seat on Andrés’s thigh and plant a big kiss on his lips. He tastes like salsa and corn chips. I reach across his broad chest and steal his beer.
“Hey,” he says to me as he steals it back before I can take a sip. “Not until you eat something, mija.” He sets down the glass and pushes a styrofoam box toward me. “I ordered it to go. I didn’t think you’d come inside.” He’s got this apologetic look in his big, brown eyes, as if he’s sorry my dinner is in a box.
Jackson wouldn’t have thought to order me a meal at all. I frown as I pull away and open my box. Why would I even be thinking about Jackson? We’ve been broken up for six months.
I lick my lips when I see I’ve got a big Cobb salad with chopped egg, chunks of bleu cheese, bacon pieces, grilled chicken, and two sides of balsamic vinaigrette. Oh, yum! Damn, the boy is thoughtful. Not only does he remember my favorite salad, he also remembers I love extra dressing. Jackson wouldn’t have— Shit! Enough about Jackson.
I shake the image of my former fiancé’s pouty face out of my mind as I dig into my food.
Andrés kneads the tension from my shoulders as I eat. I shift in his lap a few times and smile to myself as I feel his growing bulge pressing against my ass.
Andrés grabs hold of my hips and growls a warning in my ear. “Stop, before I take you in the bathroom.”
I angle my head toward him and wink. “You don’t have the balls.”
He lifts a challenging eyebrow and licks his full, sensual lips. “Don’t dare me, mija. I’ll bend you over the sink.”
My jaw drops, and as I look into his smoky gaze, I realize he’s not joking. Oh-mi-god! Sex in a crowded bar bathroom. That one isn’t on my bucket list, but it sure as hell is on my bucket list now. I reach between our bodies and stroke down the length of his erection, causing him to growl and grab my wrist.
I giggle and lick my lips as he pulls my hand to his mouth and plants a tender kiss on my palm. For a moment, I forget we’re in a crowded bar. The sound of cheering and swearing is drowned out by my buzzing hormones. After the shit I went through today, I could so go for an orgasm right now. Or two. Or three. I’m so damn tempted to pull him from this chair and drag him to the bathroom myself.

* * *

AUTHOR BIO:

A former high school English teacher, I now work from home as a novelist and a part-time graphic designer. I love dragons, handsome heroes, and chocolate. I’m willing to share my dragons and heroes. Keep your hands off my chocolate!

Author Links:

ponedjeljak, 21. listopada 2013.

Blog tour:Riptides (A Lenghts novella) by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt



Release Date: October 15, 2013



Summary:

Enzo Rodriguez doesn't take much seriously--unless it involves waves, boards, or good beer. 

When too-hot-to-handle Jessica Mills strolls into his life, Enzo is willing to forego all of those things for every second he can spend with her.

But Jessica has a huge secret--and when it’s revealed, it not only crushes Enzo, but has the last person he wants to ask a favor of--his brother-in-law Adam--bailing him out of jail.

Enzo is convinced that the only way to mend his bruised ego and heart, is to pack his bags and leave the turbulent waters of Silver Strand...for good.

My review

This novella was not what I expected but in a good way. It starts as a tipical romance story, boy meets girl, they are happy together but the girl is hiding something big from the boy. I liked Enzo, he was willing to do everything for Jessica, for them to be happy together. I didnt like Jessica from the start and when I found out her secret and when the novella ended like it did, I hated her. She was damaged, yes, but I doesnt give you the right to play with other people s emotions. Some things are just unforgivable. After everything that happened, I look forward to seeing what happens next.


Author Biographies:
Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls the Northeast home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession. She's repped by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Steph's works include Delicate, Grounding Quinn and Beautiful Things Never Last; My Heart for Yours and My Fate for Yours (with Jolene Perry); A Toast to the Good Times (with Liz Reinhardt) and the bestselling new adult LENGTHS series with Liz Reinhardt: Lengths, Depths, Limits and coming soon: Ties & Riptides.

@stephcampbell_

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Liz Reinhardt was born and raised in the idyllic beauty of northwest NJ. A move to the subtropics of coastal Georgia with her daughter and husband left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget. Right alongside these new loves is her old, steadfast affection and longing for bagels and the fast-talking foul mouths of her youth.

She loves Raisinettes, even if they aren't really candy, the Oxford comma, movies that are hilarious or feature zombies, any and all books, but especially romance (the smarter and hotter, the better), the sound of her daughter's incessantly wise and entertaining chatter, and watching her husband work on cars in the driveway.

She is the author of the Brenna Blixen series (Double Clutch, Junk Miles, Slow Twitch), the Youngblood series (Fall Guy, Perfectly Unmatched), and co-writes with the awesome Steph Campbell in the Lengths series (Lengths, Depths, Limits, Ties, Riptides).


 

subota, 19. listopada 2013.

Blog tour: Grab Your Pole Series by Jenn Cooksey + GIVEAWAY



Title: Grab Your Pole Series
Author: Jenn Cooksey
Age Group: Mature YA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Links to the book:
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6423449.Jenn_Cooksey?from_search=true



Shark Bait on Amazon

The Other Fish in the Sea on Amazon

Shark Out of Water on Amazon



Book Description:

Shark Bait:

 Previously homeschooled Camie Ramsey is being shoved into the shark-infested waters of public high school, where even helium filled, penguin bespeckled arm floaties likely won’t help keep her inexperienced, fifteen-year old head above water in that rip current of hormones and emotions.


Camie’s worldly wisdom might be severely lacking (i.e., the closest she’s come to being kissed was sitting too close to the TV whilst Jake Ryan leaned in to give Samantha that fateful 16th birthday kiss), but she does understand her only hope for survival is if she’s thrown some kind of “social” life preserver before she sinks like a freaking rock. However, what will her fate be when she endeavors to flag down the only lifeguard on duty, the enormously popular and ridiculously beautiful Tristan Daniels? The most sought after and virtually most unattainable guy in school who not only makes Camie’s heart flatline on a recurring basis, he’s also the one guy who seemingly doesn’t know she exists.

Feeling like an inept piece of chum that could ultimately be swallowed by Jaws, can Camie get Tristan to rescue her from floundering in the treacherous deep, or is she destined to be Shark Bait?


The Other Fish in the Sea:

In Shark Bait, readers everywhere met and fell in love with the new girl, Camie Ramsey, and swooned over her sure to be future husband, Tristan Daniels. Now, in the long awaited second installment of the Grab Your Pole series by Jenn Cooksey, The Other Fish in the Sea, Camie and Tristan are back, but so are their friends!

So, find a breathing apparatus and shimmy into your scuba gear, because it's finally time to dive deeper into the lives of the GYP gang, but be warned, it's a big world out there and an even bigger ocean where danger might be lurking around the next corner and realistically, anything could happen.


Shark Out of Water: 

With the Amazon Bestseller Shark Bait, the first novel in the Grab Your Pole series, debut author Jenn Cooksey delivered a fun, snarky, and realistic beginning to a larger story that has found its way into the hearts of readers everywhere. Thus, many were unprepared for what was coming in the second installment of the GYP series, The Other Fish in the Sea, when Cooksey took us on a runaway roller coaster ride of emotion and solidly landed hit after hit, including a brutal sucker punch that left readers around the globe reeling.

In Shark Out of Water, the highly anticipated third installment in this humorous yet honest and real coming of age story, we delve even further into the lives of the GYP gang and many questions are sure to be answered, however, are you really ready for what lies ahead in the continuation of their adventure? Well, grab your pole and let’s find out.

 My review

This series was a great read. I read all three books in less than 2 days, I just couldnt pu them down. These books are about growing up, first kisses and first loves, heartaches and new friendships and dealing with high-school and teenage problems. All of the characters are great but I especially liked the guys, Tristan, Jeff, Brandon and Pete and Jillian, the 12-year old genius and criminal mastermind. She is an awesome character, uber intelligent, funny and resorceful, loyal and doesnt back down. I hope that in 4th book she gets her happy ending with a certain someone. Camie, the  character in whose POV are the first two books, starts as a really smart girl who was homeschooled and never had a boyfriend or a real friend but when her family moved because of her mothers breats cancer she has to experience high school for the first time. From there to meeting Tristan, Kate and Jeff begins a journey full of love, angst, tears, firsts, happiness and heartbreak. In the three books, we also sometimes get a glipmse into an other characters POV while the 3rd book was from the guys perspetive. Awesome series and I look forward to the th book but I hope that centers more on Pete, Jillian, Brandon and Melissa because Tristan and Camie had enough of drama.


Series overall


“You can follow the tour to see reviews, guest posts, and excerpts by clicking the button below.”




 GIVEAWAY


~Kindle Paperwhite & $15 Amazon Gift Card

~3 ebooks-Choice of Shark Bait, The Other Fish in the Sea, or Shark Out of Water

~Print Copy (US/CA)-Choice of Shark Bait, The Other Fish in the Sea, or Shark Out of Water


a Rafflecopter giveaway


About the Author

Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, however she's no longer a resident of heaven on earth, but instead she currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell with her husband, their three daughters, and a goodly number of pets. Aside from her husband, one cat, and three out of five fish, everyone living under the Cooksey's roof is female. She's sure her husband will not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five. Jenn is also of the belief that Bacon should be capitalized and that just being yourself is the best way to go. That is, unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman.



Author Social Media Links:

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petak, 18. listopada 2013.

Blog tour: Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom + GIVEAWAY



Publication date: December 18th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult



Synopsis:

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!

Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.

But, Max–her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet–hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.

When Max leaves her stranded in his parents’ wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.

But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15796396-allusive-aftershock?ac=1

Purchase:
--Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQ9LF72?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00AQ9LF72&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
--B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/allusive-aftershock-susan-griscom/1114073115?ean=9780615737898

My review

Rarely I read a book that is centered in the middle of a natural disatsre that doesnt lead to dystopia and this book is that. It begins with an earthquake and a few kids trying to find their familys. There is Adele, who is in love with her best friend Max who treats her like s***. There is Courtland, who is a gentle and caring soul, who connects with the animals and who Max helped made into an outsider. The more time they spend together, Adele sees Max for who he really is, although he does redeem himself, and she begins to fall for Court, a swoony and sweet boy. This book was full of heartbreak but also sweetness and beautiful moments. Good book, good writing and a nice romance story.



Grand prize giveaway
Prizes:
--One paperback copy + Swag (US only)
--One audiobook copy (INTL)
--One ebook copy (INTL)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can find the rest of the blog tour schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2013/08/24/tour-sign-up-allusive-aftershock-by-susan-griscom/)


AUTHOR BIO

Susan Griscom daydreams often. And sometimes her daydreams interfere with her daydreams not to mention real life. Because, let’s face it, her character’s lives are so much more exciting. Sometimes it’s young adult or new adult or just plain old mainstream fiction and sometimes it’s paranormal romance, where her playing field delves into a different milieu than the usual vampires and werewolves. Some day she might write about fangs and fur, but for now she prefers sticking to strong heroes and heroines confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and abilities beyond the norm, mixed with some steamy romance to get the blood boiling.
Susan lives in the Sierra Foothills in Northern California with her very romantic husband, her small yippy dog, Riley, and her humongous black cat, Saké. Her family consists of his and hers; four wonderful sons and one beautiful daughter, and seven grand angels.
Susan loves when a story takes hold and pulls her into the fantasy, that’s magic.
You can visit Susan at http://susangriscom.com or email her at susangriscom1@gmail.com. She loves hearing from her fans.


Author Links:
Website: http://www.susangriscom.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4959103.Susan_Griscom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanGriscom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SMGriscom


Blog tour: Play With Me (Grover Beach Team #1) by Piper Shelly + GIVEAWAY



Publication date: December 9th 2012
Genres: Romance, Young Adult



Synopsis:

A short, sweet novella.

Ryan Hunter's parties are legend. And tonight she's going to be there.

Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she's a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she's just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she's prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16299153-play-with-me?ac=1

Purchase (FREE on Kindle for all of October!):
--Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Play-With-Grover-Beach-ebook/dp/B00AL251T2
--B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/play-with-me-piper-shelly/1114045115?ean=2940044197336

My review

Play with me  was a nice and relaxing summer read. Short, sweet and to the point. I liked Liza, she went after what she wanted and fought for it. I also liked Ryan who was in love with Liza for years and even though he screwed up, I liked Tony too. He took Liza for granted even though she was his best friend, he went for the gilr she couldn stand  and in the end he broke her heart and  lost her. There were funny moments, frustrating and sweet, with also a little beat of heat. I also read Ryan Hunter, this novella from Ryans POV and many things were much clearer. I cant wait to see what happens next with Tony and how his friendship with Liza is going in his book.


GIVEAWAY
Prize (open internationally):
--A boxed set of PLAY WITH ME and RYAN HUNTER. One book, both stories inside.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can find the rest of the blog tour schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2013/07/22/tour-sign-up-play-with-me-by-piper-shelly/).


AUTHOR BIO

The quick-and-dirty:
I’m a cool girl with a passion for writing.
The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and paranormal YA, but I’m also snooping into some adult paranormal right now. All of them romances…of course.
The nitty-gritty:
I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun.
I grew up in Vienna, not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to Upper Austria, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop.
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher would call me a liar. I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.
People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. So when my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I was totally dumbstruck. Took me a while to realize what was happening, LOL.
And the personal stuff:
At the (awesome) age of seventeen, I met the love of my life. But he was a playboy, and I was so not going to be his next trophy. It took him another four years of fighting for me until I finally decided to give that “couple-thing” with him a shot. I’m now married to this man. ;-)

We have an eleven-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and my many stories. Unless we’re in Disneyland. No stress to go home then…

If you still want to know more about me, my FAQ page is the right address for you. ;-)

http://pipershelly.com/faq/

Author Links:
Website: http://pipershelly.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6522373.Piper_Shelly
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorpiper



srijeda, 16. listopada 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (29)


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This is my choice for this week:


World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) 
By Susan Ee

Expected publication: November 19, 2013


In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?



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Blog tour: Now and then (Now #1) by Brenda Rothert + GIVEAWAY



Now and Then (Now #1) by Brenda Rothert

Release Date: 08/04/13


Welcome to my stop on the Now and Then blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!






Summary :


Now Emmaline Carson is a sharp, settled graphic designer who loves painting, cooking and girls’ night out with her older sister Layla. But then – in the years before she went to art school in Paris – she was a shy, awkward teenager with frizzy hair, a flat chest and a massive crush on the boy across the street, Cole Marlowe. Too bad her incredibly hot neighbor only had eyes for Layla.
Cole is now a confident, laid-back attorney who’s even hotter than he used to be. He’s planning to stay single while working his way up the corporate ladder – until he’s knocked off course by a chance run-in with Emma.
Everything is different between Cole and Emma now. He finally sees her in a way she only dreamed of, and their hot chemistry is fueled by a growing friendship. But Emma’s deception of her sister – who wants Cole for herself – and the secret Cole’s been keeping for more than a decade threaten to tear apart what’s only just begun. Because sometimes the only thing standing in the way of now is then.


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My review:

A nice read, great for summer. I liked the two main characters, Emmaline and Cole, I liked their parents, they were all interesting but I didnt like Layla all that much. I think the two main characters for perfect together and I liked how their story progressed, that it began with a friendship after all those years. I also liked the writing and I look forward to the sequel. Maybe Layla got a wake up call and will change. We will see.





GIVEAWAY:

10 e-books of Now and Then (INT)
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About the Author

Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.

These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres.



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