Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Count The Cast Blast

Camilo “Cam” Ruiz
The Player
“We’re in college. We have hot girls in tight jeans and cleavage-baring shirts at our fingertips. Don’t tie yourself down.”

Danica Owens
The Chameleon
“Monica says my idea of romance is ‘Take off your shirt.’”

Series info: Bowler University Series #1
Category/Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse/HarperCollins
Release Date: June 3


Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend's gorgeous best friend, Alec...who just so happens to be her brand new college math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends--both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It's safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm's reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She's adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He'd never stab his best friend in the back...

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can't be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’3” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators, and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2014 TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

This Weeks Topic:
Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR Pile

1. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

2. The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa

3. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

4. Infinite (Newsoul #3) by Jodi Meadows

5. Flame (Sky Chasers #3) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

6. Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

7. Monsters (Ashes #3) by Ilsa J. Bick

8. Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano

9. Three (Article 5, #3) by Kristen Simmons

10. Ruins (Partials #3) by Dan Wells

Teaser Tuesday [#70]

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

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

1. "The outpost gate creaked in the wind, swinging back on its hinges. It knocked lightly against the wall, a rhythmic tapping sound that echoed in the looming silence."

2. "A cold breeze swirled through the gap, and the scent of blood lay on the air like a heavy blanket."

1% through Galley of "The Forever Song" by Julie Kagawa

Tucson Festival of Books 2014

So this past weekend was the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books! I went and had an absolutely blast! I got to meet some really amazing authors and hear some really awesome panels!

The Authors I Met!
Page Morgan (author of The Beautiful and The Cursed) and me! 
She was so nice and so excited to take pictures with people! It was awesome! :)

Ilsa J. Bick (author of Ashes) and me!
She is awesome! She was so enthusiastic about taking pictures with her fans! I also got to hear her talk in a panel on horror in children and teen books! Fantastic panel! 

Me and Aprilynne Pike (author of the Wings series)
She is so nice! I very much enjoyed hearing her talk about books and writing! I was very excited when I found out she was going to TFOB!

Suzanne Young (author of The Program) and me!
I was very excited to find out she was going to be at TFOB as well! She signs all the time at a book store in Phoenix but with college I don't have the time to take the 2 hour drive up there during the week. So I was very excited to finally get to meet her and get a book signed by her!!!!! :D She is so nice!

Aprilynne Pike & Page Morgan
Page read a little bit out of The Beautiful and The Cursed and Aprilynne read a bit from her upcoming novel Sleep No More! They both then answered questions ranging from why they choose to write about what they write about, getting an agent, getting published, editing etc. It was really informative!

From left to right: Moderator, Ilsa J. Bick, R.L. Stine, Rich Wallace & Xavier Garza
The panel entitled Thrills and Chills: Spine-Tingling Tales talked about horror and scary type stories in children and teen books. Despite the fact that the panel was about scary and horror stories, it was actually really upbeat and the author got many laughs out of the audience with their stories!

My signed copy of A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young!

My signed copy of Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick!

Last but not least I have to thank my absolutely amazing boyfriend James for coming with me to the festival! He sat through all the panels with me and even enjoyed listening to them. He also took almost all the pics of me with authors! :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale

This prequel novella will be FREE and available on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble on March 25, 2014!

Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Mortal Enchantment (Book 1)
ebook262 pages
Expected publication: May 20th 2014 by Phoenix Reign Publishing


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Stacey O'Neale started her career in publishing as a blogger turned publicist for two successful small publishers. She loves to write stories with swoony paranormal heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

When she's not writing, she loves blogging and fangirling about books on twitter. Occasionally, she leaves her computer to go outside.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday [#104]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Expected Publication: April 15, 2014


Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.


Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

I can't even begin to describe my excitement over this! I seriously cannot wait for this book! After the end of The Eternity Cure I have been absolutely dying for this book! I'm still not the biggest fan of the redesigned covers, but AHHHHHHHH. Only 2 more months!!!!! :D :D

What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Releases February 4-February 10

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: February 4, 2014

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 4, 2014

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard. 

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

Burn (Pure #3)
Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: February 4, 2014

Inside the Dome, Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His struggle has led him here, intent upon bringing down the Dome from the inside, with the help of a secret resistance force. But things are not as simple from his new position of power and he finds himself tempted by his father's words: perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome - and Partridge - to rule it...

As Partridge's resolve weakens, Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them from the time before the Detonations. It is their hope that they will be able to heal the Wretches, and free them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome's oppression once and for all. But everything depends, too, on Partridge. Separated by distance and history, can they still trust their friend and ally? Or is the world doomed to an eternity of war and hardship?

Other New Releases This Week:
Something Real by Heather Demetrios (2/4/14) [Henry Holt]
The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (2/6/14) [Viking Childrens]
Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout (2/4/14) [Entangled Teen]
The Selection Stories: The Prince & The Guard by Kiera Cass (2/4/14) [Harper Teen]
Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell (2/4/14) [Harcourt Childrens]
Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (2/4/14) [NAL]
Landry Park (Landry Park #1) by Bethany Hagen (2/4/14) [Dial] 
Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block (2/4/14) [Harper Teen]
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