srijeda, 30. srpnja 2014.

Waiting on Wednesday (62)


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 Shape of My Heart (2B Trilogy #3)
by Ann Aguirre

Expected publication: November 25th 2014 by Harlequin HQN


Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore. 

Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves. 

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.

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I read the eARCs of the first two books in this series and they were amazing so I am eagerly anticipatig this book. What about you? What is your WoW choice for this week? Leave me a link in the comments.


ponedjeljak, 28. srpnja 2014.

Blog Tour: The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews (ARC review and giveaway)



Synopsis:

It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.

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My review:

Here is my review of the first book in the series The World without a future.

Zombie books, I just love them and since the first book in this series ended on a little cliffhanger, I was really anxious for the sequel. The Horde without end begins where the last one ended. Ren and Finn are going to serch for Ren s brother Collin and her bitten boyfriend Dustin who are missing and left little to trace them on. There are big amounts of tension between Finn and Nurrin, she feels as if she doesnt know him, she knows nothing of his past and the reader is in the dark mostly too. Finn is trying really hard to distance himself from her, because of his past and mostly he succeeds but there were a few moments when he slips. Also, this book brings some new zombie developements. It seems that they are evolvling, they are traveling in hordes which range from hundreds to possible thousands and that probably means the end of Havens. I loved this book, it had plenty of action and sexual tension, mystery and the book again ends on a cliffhanger. I hope the third books comes soon.



Giveaway:

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Bio:
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. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, andThe University of Branton Series.
Links:

Blog: www.nazarea-andrews.blogspot.com
Website: www.nazareaandrews.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NazareaAndrews
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Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3486225.Nazarea_Andrews
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Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nazarea/
Instagram: @Nazarea_Andrews


nedjelja, 27. srpnja 2014.

In my mailbox (42)


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

Won:


Signed copy of Insomnia by J. R. Johannson and swag won from the author
Darynda Jones swag won from the author

Thank you to the awesome Darynda Jones and J.R. Johannson!

For review:


Bought:


The angelic rune from The Mortal Instruments bought from eBay

                                                          Last  week on the blog:

          Blog tour: Regret me not by Danielle Sibarium (Review and giveaway)
                                                       Waiting on Wednesday #61

                                            And these giveaways are still ongoing:

                                                            My 2nd blogoversary giveaway    

What did you get this week? Leave me a link :)


subota, 26. srpnja 2014.

I Want It That Way (2B Trilogy #1) by Ann Aguirre (ARC review)


Summary:

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.


Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Harlequin HQN


My review:

I have read 7 books from Ann Aguirre and all of them I loved, especially her YA series so when I heard she will be writing a New Adult trilogy, I was excited because I believed she is the kind of writer who can write anything and make it special. I was not wrong. Her first book in 2B Trilogy, I want it that way, is most definetly the best New Adult book I have read.
 The story begins with Nadia and her three other roomates moving into their apartment and in the building Nadia sees a " hot ginger" guy who is all sorts of standoffish but he helps her move some furniture and then Nadia embaress herself and falls flat on her a**. That day Nadia became  a little obsessed with the guy from a floor down, Ty,  and she listened for him on her balcony. A friendship developes between them, she finds out he has a 4 year old son and that he had a really bad break up, so it is not likely they will ever have a romantic relationship. But, their feelings are too real and the sparks around them to bright to ignore so they come to an agreement. From there, there a lot of passion, hope, familiarizing with each other, happiness but also a distance between Nadia s friend. I wasnt sure how the story will end since it had a few heartbreaking moments but I have to say the conclusion of Ty and Nadia s story brought me joy and I was really happy.
What I like about this book is that it was astonishingly real, there was no unnecessary drama and fighting like there seems to be in most New Adult books. Everything was just so realistic, the characters had real world problems, there were no guys with perfect six packs and blushing virgins just two normal people meeting and with a few bumps in the road, getting to their happy ending.





petak, 25. srpnja 2014.

Book blitz: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid with a guest post (Why Airports are Great for Writers) + giveaway


Let's Get Lost
Release Date: 07/29/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary :

Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.





Early Praise:
“Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.” – School Library Journal

“Five love stories, beautifully woven together by a special girl in search of adventure, hope, and full appreciation of life’s simple pleasures. A do-not-miss.  ” – Justine Magazine

“Moving and poignant.”  - Glitter Magazine

“An entertaining and romantic road-trip debut.” – Kirkus

"Leila's quest to find the Northern Lights takes readers on a captivating cross-country journey, where four strangers' adventures collide into one riveting tale of finding yourself." ―YABooksCentral.com

“This will likely be a popular summer hit, especially for older teen about to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery.” –Booklist


Guest post:

 Why Airports are Great for Writers




One of my ultimate go-tos for inspiration is people-watching, and there’s no greater place than an airport to people watch. The sheer mass and diversity of people, the potential for imagined stories. I could sit at an airport and watch for hours even if I didn’t have a flight. I have done that, actually. When I lived in Vegas, sometimes I’d go to the airport baggage claim with a friend and some coffee and we’d try to guess where everyone was coming from, try to decipher airport codes we weren’t familiar with.

Airports offer the freedom to observe. You have a few hours before your flight boards to do nothing but see all sorts of people gathered together, to imagine whatever you want about them, even if you are wildly wrong. Grab some coffee and sit at your gate, take a seat at the overpriced bar or at a restaurant that faces out at the terminal, put a book in front of you in case traffic slows down, a notebook next to that, keep an ear perked for eavesdropping some conversation. Watch the material come to you.

And if you’re the type of writer that gets inspiration from other people’s lives, stealing away their details for later creative use (aren’t we all that kind of writer?), just start talking to someone. Even with the walking-on-eggshells feeling that airports sometimes have these days, where your bags must be with you at all times and suspicious behavior might be defined as not getting any cream cheese with your bagel, people are still extremely open to each other at airports. The fact that everyone is just passing through opens people up to conversation, I’ve found. Seatmates in particular, but at bookstores and restaurants and anywhere else you might find yourself sitting next to someone at an airport. If they find you annoying and don’t want to talk, they’ll let you know by answering only in grunts and continuing to read their magazine. But sometimes they’ll unload their stories on you, like the flight attendant for Air Force Two whom I met and had traveled the world (something like 87 countries?). Or the poor diplomat from Ecuador whose flight from New York to Mexico to Ecuador turned into a five-stop 24-hour+ nightmare.

Attractive people you’ll never see again, groups of teens dreaming of adventures, escapes, reunions, dreading the leaving of them. So many little scenes from daily life, on display for a much larger audience. Mothers trying to place a fast food order for a family of six, a couple already reminiscing about their trip, siblings ignoring each other with headphones. Businessmen on phone calls, working on their computers with a cup of coffee in hand, unwinding at the corner seat of the bar.


Where there are people there are stories, simply put.

***GIVEAWAY***
1 signed hard cover copy of Let’s Get Lost
1 Let’s Get Lost luggage tag
1 Harlequin TEEN notebook
1 Let’s Get Lost sachel
1 Harlequin TEEN tote bag


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About the Author
Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let's Get Lost is his YA debut.  
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četvrtak, 24. srpnja 2014.

Release Day Launch: The Horde Without End by Nazarea Andrews + Giveaway

HORDE_Blitz

I am so excited to bring you the release day blitz of Nazarea Andrew's The Horde Without End, the sequel to her NA zombie romance, The World Without a Future. Check out the release day blitz, and the first chapter!! And be sure to enter to win a giftcard from Nazarea!!
  Also, here is my review of the first book The World without a future

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 About The Horde Without End: 

It was supposed to be over… Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead? Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.
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  Catch up with The World Without a Future, on sale for .99 NOW! 













Here's a special release day reveal of Chapter 1!! Chapter 1.

Chapter 1. Broken Pieces
She hasn’t cried. She doesn’t cry for me—but I know how fragile she is.
I want to break her. I want to push her hard enough to see her shatter. I want to see the shards of her on the ground.
How fucking beautiful would she be, when she put herself back together? She would. Nurrin is too stubborn to do anything but survive.
Nurrin is a first, born to a world of death. She is innocent of the life before the change. She has never known anything but Hale Halls, razor wire, and walls. She has never known she could be anything but a survivor.
I watch the sun rising over the canyon. In another world, people might have exclaimed over the beauty, stared at it in wonder.
To me, the red-washed sky means only one thing: it’s almost time to leave.
I glance over my shoulder. She retreated to the sleeping area a few hours ago, after we fought over leaving immediately. I think there is a part of her that hopes Collin will come back. A supply run wouldn’t be completely unjustified.
My lips twist.
Collin wouldn’t leave the Hole, not unless he had to. Not when he knew that it’s the only place I would take Nurrin. He’s gone because something is wrong.
Enter Nazarea's giveaway!!
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About the Author:
1525096_10151826862048342_1551981715_nNazarea 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. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series.


srijeda, 23. srpnja 2014.

Waiting on Wednesday (61)


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:


Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)
by Darynda Jones

Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Press


Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

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Which book did you pick this week? Leave me a link :)


utorak, 22. srpnja 2014.

Blog tour: Regret me not by Danielle Sibarium (Review & Giveaway)


 Summary:

For Mackenzie Green life is full of regrets; regrets from choices she made in the past, regrets for the things she’ll never see in her future. She regrets letting her grades slip while her sister was in rehab, ensuring she’ll never break away from the rumor-run, small town she lives in. She regrets breaking up with her future All American football playing boyfriend, Brayden Turner out of fear of getting hurt. Most of all she regrets every decision she made leading up to the night that changed her life forever.

It’s only after Brayden cuts her off completely that Mackenzie realizes how much she wants him in her life. She’s learns that losing what you love breaks you, but sometimes it’s the only way to tap into your inner strength.

Can Mackenzie find the courage to learn from her mistakes and move forward or will she spend her days consumed with regrets? Is it too late to convince Brayden she wants him in her life and that she’s in it for the long haul? Most of all, can she accept that sometimes bad things happen no matter how hard you try to protect yourself from them? Can she put it all behind her or will she live an unfulfilled life full of regrets?

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Buy Links:
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My review:

I adore books from Danielle Sibarium because they are always so real and emotional and honest. Even though some things may be improbable, D. Sibarium always describes it so vividly and anything could seem possible. 
   The books starts with a break up. Mackenzie and Brayden have been together for some time and they are definetly in love but Mackenzies fear of getting close to someone and her insecurities makes the realtionship rocky until she finally breaks Braydens heart completely. Then, she takes us into the past where we see how they fell in love and everything in between. Then, something happens that brings them back together, willing to fight for their happiness until tragedy strikes again. There is also some sizzling chemistry between the two of them that lead to some seriously hot moments.
     I loved Brayden who never lost hope, Mackenzie who matured so much from the begginning even though her fears annoyed me, but that was what made her real. Jessica, who we see really transforming into a healthy and happy person. I love that she got her happy ending. The writing was amazing as always, so much emotions in these pages and you just have to read a Danielle Sibarium novel to understand. 







Giveaway:

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Author Bio:

Danielle Sibarium, YA and NA author, grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her childhood she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs or Cinderella waiting for the prince.

In 2004, Danielle won Honorable Mention in the Southern Heat contest. In 2007, she collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.

Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

In October 2011, Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love, as well as To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey Together, Into You, and Regret Me Not.

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nedjelja, 20. srpnja 2014.

In my mailbox (41)


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

Won:


Signed hardcovers of Pushing the limits, Dare you to, Crash into you and Take you on by Katie McGarry won from the author

For review:


Last 2 weeks on the blog:


And these giveaways are still ongoing:


What did you get this week? Leave me a link :)


subota, 19. srpnja 2014.

Book watch: Mortal danger by Ann Aguirre + All about Ann Aguirres Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt


Summary:

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly... bad things are happening. It's a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...

Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends


Ann Aguirre is having a Infinity simbol scavenger hunt in honor of her new release coming in August. There are some great prizes involved and creative ways to earn points. And the grand prize is a laptop, or a trip to meet A. Aguirre on tour.


Some of the prizes:

Original limited edition “Mortal Danger” as movie poster
Mirror compact with infinity symbol & my brand
Infinity symbol necklace
Signed books from A. Aguirre & other Fierce Read authors

This contest runs until July 31st and it is international. Here is the link to all the info Infinity simbol scavenger hunt

Good luck :)


srijeda, 16. srpnja 2014.

Waiting on Wednesday (60)


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:


Losing Track (Living Heartwood #2)
by Trisha Wolfe

Expected publication: September 10th 2014


Sometimes you have to lose your way before finding the right track.

The roar of a bike engine. The vibration between her thighs. The feel of cool darkness kissing her skin as she coasts along twisty back roads at night—Melody Lachlan lives for these things. Ever since Mel and her best friend Darla escaped their small, backwoods town, they’ve traveled the countryside in search of fast rides, tatted bikers, and good times.

A self-proclaimed poet and lover of all things free, Mel views her life as one long bike ride—with pit stops along the way to numb the pain. But she never saw herself as a junkie. Party as hard as you ride. That’s her motto…until a tragic night steals her soul. Then she’s forced to delve below the surface, to where her demons rage.

When she meets recovered drug addict Boone Randall, she’s more likely to deck him than kiss his dimple-adorable face. She doesn’t want his help; doesn’t want to own up to her part in that night. She just wants to do her time and keep her promise to her friend. Yet Boone challenges Mel, and soon she doesn’t mind sharing the road. Only when Boone’s own secret demons threaten their newfound, fragile security, Mel’s course becomes rocky, and she must decide if letting her well-worn track marks fade is worth finding a new path.

Told from Dual point of view from Melody and Boone, this is a New Adult Contemporary Romance intended for readers seventeen years of age and older.

Check out my review of the first book in the series The Darkest Part

Which book did you pick this week? Leave me a link :)