Friday, December 21, 2012


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I wish I had TIME

Sometimes I wish I had a little more time to read, a little more time to sit down and relax and do something that I love to do.  Escape reality and run off to a faraway land where I can live vicariously through other people and experience their daily lives.  Yup you know it, read.  I wish I had more time to read.

What would you read?
Oh you know everything that came out this year that I did not have a chance to read yet.

Such as ...

Reached by Allie Condie
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

And really there are just too many to mention I have lists and lists of books all over the place that I haven't been able to get to.  I don't think I've even read a single book I got at Book Expo, I need to find something to do with them.  Maybe I"ll give them away for the new year. 

I'm really addicted to my Kindle right now so lugging around a book is just not that easy for me anymore.  So I have to have everything digital.  So my actual books are desperately being neglected.

I can't believe it's the end of the year.  Will have to do an end of the year review on what books I've read and I hope you all stop by to check it out.  In the meantime keep a lookout for a giveaway coming next month of some of the books I've gotten from Book Expo, if you look at old posts you might even find a picture of some of the books I got. 

I'm off next week going to go live in Flip Flops for a week and until then Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

EXTREME PROMO Blitz: Michael Dadich - The Silver Sphere

The Silver Sphere
By Michael Dadich
Release Date: November 19, 2012

Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy). His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere.

With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless… Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?

About the Author:  
I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.

Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.

For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at


Links to Buy
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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!

Here's my teaser for the week:

Does she not know she’s constantly text-yelling? What does she mean project? And why would she not want me to come? It's a THREE day weekend. That hurts where Band-Aids can’t touch.

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
(Kindle Locations 310-312)
By Anne Eliot

Review: Opal (Lux #3)


This series just gets better and better the more we read into it, no kidding. If you haven’t read the other books then there will definitely be spoilers in this review. First of all what a wonderful Christmastime joy to be able to read this book it’s like an extra gift I just gave myself. The book was a continuation of the series in a great way, showing different facets of each individual. Some you like and some you just can’t stand, but either way you can’t get enough of all of them.

We are back in this little town in the middle of nowhere, where aliens roam freely but secretly. Katy and Daemon are still at each other with their quick wits but there is more two them now, they are in love and have finally admitted just how much each other mean to the other. Through all this trial and tribulations they have still found the time to go on “normal” dates which is something Katy adores about Daemon. Even if the earth was ending soon I think he would still take her out on a date just to make her more at ease. Their relationship definitely gets closer than they have been before and it’s a beautiful thing to watch, even though sometimes their timing is just a little off with all the interruptions.

Dee is still mourning Andrew and not speaking to Katy, even though she eventually starts to let her in a little by the end. Everything has changed with that last battle. With Dawson home and his constant need to find Beth and runaway they all ban together and try to rescue her with the help of Blake who is never trustworthy, never. Daemon had it right the first time, his instincts were right on. So all of them try to devise a plan to rescue Beth and Chris from where they are being held. With impending doom and unknown factors they march on and go on with the mission. I don’t want to say what happens next but the ending was good, albeit a cliffhanger it was still really good.
Overall this book was great; it gave you more of Katy and Daemon and their relationship growth as well as a sufficient amount of other characters and plenty of action. As everyone’s powers grow and discoveries are made you want to be more engrossed in their lives. Really great series and I can’t wait to see what happens next, I mean I really can’t wait. Someone tell me please! That’s how good this book was, seriously if you haven’t read this series yet you have to crawl out from under that rock and get to it. We’re three books in already (with a novella) and each one is definitely worth the read.

Cover reveal: Lennon’s Jinx by Chris Myers

Lennon's Jinx
By: Chris Myers
Release Date: January 15, 2013

Sometimes, we don’t get to choose who we fall for.

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the underlying reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.


About the Author:
Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. In second grade, Sister Bernice produced Chris's first play about pumpkins mauling and eating children. Apparently, the nuns didn’t catch the underlying meaning. This instantly raised Chris to stardom amongst her peers for the several days off from schoolwork while in production. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

Chris literally has very few photos of herself, even though photography put her through college. Here she is with her sisters and daughter. Chris is the one with the vino.

Chris started out as an art major, then moved to bio-chem, hoping to play Victor Frankenstein as a genetic engineer or messing with people's minds as a psychiatrist. Just as she was about to graduate, she decided being broke for another four to ten years wouldn't work out for her adventurous spirt and traveling. She ended up with an electrical engineering degree then a masters. As it turns out, she should've finished her first novel twenty-five years ago and stuck in the make-believe world where she is happiest.

Chris Myers

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cover reveal: Tainted Love by Eva Marquez

Tainted Love
By Eva Marquez
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Series: Taboo #2

Isabel thought her life was on track – she was doing well in school, moving quickly toward her future, and deciding who she wanted to be. Best of all, she’d reunited with Tom, the love of her life. But it doesn’t take long for her history – and his – to start catching up with them, presenting a range of uncomfortable questions. Does he really love her? Are they meant to be together? And what exactly has he been doing in their time apart?


About the Author:

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, daughter of European immigrants, Eva Márquez has spent most of her life outside of her home country. At the age of five, Eva accompanied her parents to the United States, where the family settled permanently. After graduating from university, she went on to complete graduate studies in International Relations in Spain. Eva received her Master of International Studies degree from the University of Sydney and went on to work in the global health field in Sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Eva currently resides in Southern Africa.

Visit Eva’s Amazon Author Central Page

Friday, December 14, 2012

Blog Tour: Doorknob Society 2: The Impossible Engineers - Review/Giveaway

The Impossible Engineers
By: M.J. Fletcher
Release Date: April 27, 2012
Series: The Doorknob Society

Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.

James Nightshade has been on Chloe’s mind since the day she met him. Arrogant and frustrating, she thought she had put him behind her when she chose Michael Slade.

When the secret she is seeking leads to questions about the death of Nightshade’s former girlfriend, she has no chose but to bring him into the investigation. A move she will come to regret.

Danger awaits them around every corner as they search for answers. In the end a choice will need to be made, but is Chloe strong enough to make it?

A very rare thing has happened today, I've read a sequel that was more amazing than the first book.  The Impossible Engineers was so much better than the first and I thought the first was pretty good.  This series is turning out to be action packed and full of so much intensity that I can't wait to complete this and I do hope that the author comes out with a spin off as I read on the books website.  Because really this needs to be a TV show or something so I can see it all the time.  That's how good this book was. 

We are back with Chloe and her chaotic world of this secret society with special powers.  They are just getting over their last attack when more chaos breaks out.  They are in a rush to find another artifact before the First Kind does.  There's danger around every corner for Chloe and her friends.  While trying to deal with the fact that her Mother is working for the other side that she is trying to defeat she is trying hard to keep it all together and keep that strength she has within herself.  Her boyfriend Slade is turning out to be not the person she thought he was.

Slade has been announcing to anyone who would listen to how he and Chloe were going to the school dance, and if you know Chloe that is just not the type of person she is but she does it anyway to appease him.  But before this she meets his family for the first time which doesn't go as smoothly as she thought it would.  There is so much tension between everyone that there are little cracks that break their barriers down and you begin to wonder exactly who is it that you can trust anymore

With her mom, the dance, Slade and of course finding the artifact there is so much going on in her life that she is all over the place.  But there is one person who gets her better than anyone and that's Nightshade.  In this book you explore their relationship a little further and you can plainly see how much they belong together, but sometimes things don't work out the way they should.  Chloe also learns that she seems to have more abilities than her friends do but she cant trust anyone with this information and that tears her apart inside because i think all she wants is someone she can finally confide in completely.

All in all this book was intense and had so many different things happening.  You have parental issues, boyfriend issues, action, adventure, new experiences, trust issues and just everything you could think of and all this intensified greatly.  Really I finished this book and all I thought man was that amazing and seriously intense.  I think it was all the action that was going on, really fabulous.  Once you get going you can't stop.  Sure the ending isn't what I wanted because I am a hopeless romantic and wanted things to end differently but I still have hope that something will fix this.  I just know it will, or at least hope it will.

Read the book, read the first book, get into this series because it will be an adventure you will not forget and what a ride it was.  Intense, fun and exciting this book was great and I am loving the new covers for this series so simple yet so intriguing.  AH-MA-ZING READ! I love all the characters and the story is just fun. 

Don't forget to check out the first book in the series, my review can be found here.

The Doorknob Society
BY M.J. Fletcher
Release Date: February 9, 2012

Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat - and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father's magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about.

Book one of the Doorknob Society series.
Author Bio

MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He's also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society series is his fist book series and he's thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, dog, and a crotchety cat.

Contact Links
Twitter: @fletch125
Facebook: doorknobsociety

Links to Buy
Barnes and Noble


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review: Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe
Release Date: May 1, 2012

Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school’s struggling radio station, where the other students don’t find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.

This was a really sweet read. It showed you how many different people deal with different situations in their lives. While one person might find the laughter even in tough situations others might close themselves off completely. But then sometimes that laughter can be contagious.

We meet Chloe as she is being shunned by her two besties for reasons unknown to her, then to top it off her JISP was refused and now she has to find a new topic, and let’s not mention world war iii that is happening between her grandmother and her mother, but through all of this Chloe still tries to find laughter in her life. She puts on a smile and marches forward, she’s the type of person who wears her emotions right there on her sleeve for everyone to see. She hears whisperings about her, but doesn’t know why.

As she retreats to her new JISP project which is to do business models and help KRDS the Edge, the school radio station stay afloat for a while longer. Here, in the most unexpected of places she forms new friendships with people she wouldn’t otherwise converse with. She also starts to fall for the quiet broad shouldered Duncan who has plenty of baggage he carries around with him. But Chloe being the outgoing person she is, she starts to intertwine herself with this reclusive kids and she brings them out of their shell just a little bit and all the while making some new great friends.

Things escalate and deescalate at home with Grams and her mom, but nothing that Chloe can’t handle. Things also move forward with Duncan, she learns about his baggage and helps him through it, all the while trying to save the radio station for its inevitable demise because of funding.

Overall this was a really great book, think sunshiny with a purpose. It really goes to show you every little bit helps and you will find a new family in the most unexpected places if you give it a chance. The main character is very likeable, it’s try who doesn’t like Chloe and if they don’t it’s because they are obviously hating on themselves. The Radio Station staff is also very likeable and you want to learn more about their individual stories as well. The setting is very general and relatable to any high school student. The cover, super cute and I can completely picture her and all her fancy vintage shoes; oh the shoes discussed in this book are quite fabulous!

Cover Reveal: I Choose You (Friends & Lovers, #2) by Bethany Lopez

I Choose You
By: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Series: Friends & Lovers

Up until now, Nicole's life has been mapped out for her. She'd go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister's wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.

Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?  

Make sure to check out the first book in the series, my review can be found here.
Make It Last By Bethany Lopez Release Date: November 12, 2012 Description: In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.
About the Author:

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa. Ta Ta for Now!, xoxoxo, and Ciao are available now. Bethany is currently working on a Contemporary Fantasy YA and a Contemporary New Adult Trilogy.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday:

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm "Waiting on":

This is What Happy Looks Like
By: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: April 2, 2013

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Impossible Engineers

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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!

Here's my teaser for the week:

“You did what anyone would have done. It wasn’t your fault.” This was yet another person the First Kind had a hand in hurting. The list was growing very long and I was getting very angry. Something inside me told me that when I came face to face with my mother it wasn’t going to be a very happy reunion.

Chapter 9
Impossible Engineers by MJ Fletcher
Review and Blog Tour to come on the 14th make sure you come check it out, there will be a giveaway!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Musing Monday: Unfinished!

MUSING MONDAYS… is a weekly event where MizB at Should be Reading will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic.

This week’s musing asks…

What was the last book you could not finish and why?

This happened quite recently actually.  I don't like not finishing books but sometimes you just can't get into it.  it happens very rarely with me but it happens.  It was the Dream Slayer by Jill Cooper.  I don't know what it was about it, we didn't click at all.  I couldn't finish it and had to opt out of doing a review.  Again this actually hasn't happened to me in a really long time.  Even if I don't like the book I could finish it with a valiant attempt.  But this one, I just didn't want to do it, didn't want to waste my time.  The story was really out there and semi confusing and just eh.  Not to say the book was bad it's just that it wasn't for me.  Simple as that.  How about you?  What book couldn't you finish and why?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesay: Hello Caller, It's Chloe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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!

Here's my teaser for the week:

“Sometimes you’re so self-centered, I can’t stand it.” She punched the gas, and a blast of exhaust enveloped my peep-toe swing heels.

Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe (Kindle Locations 80-81).
By Shelley Coriell

Monday, December 3, 2012

Musing Monday: Organization

MUSING MONDAYS… is a weekly event where MizB at Should be Reading will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic.

This week’s musing asks…
How do you organize/store your books? Do you go through them often? Or do you pretty much just shelve them and then leave them alone until you need them?

Organization - what's that? I'm probably the most unorganized person, definitely do not put any books in order by author, genre, anything really. They are just all piled around in various closets around the house and shelves here and there. I usually only read on my e-reader and don’t pick up regular books, I know, I know, how horrible of me. It just makes my life easier to have everything in one location. Although I will say this again none of my books are organized on the kindle so if you have one you know what I mean when the scrolling can take forever when you are looking for something, but then again they do have that nifty search bar that I use quite regularly. Oh yeah and the ones on my shelves, I haven't looked at them in a while, tsk tsk I know.  Sometimes I take a peak and then I look for the e-book version of it, ha.

Yeah so how about you, are you organized?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Blog Tour: Stalk Me - Review/Giveaway

Stalk Me
Release Date: September 1, 2012

Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.

She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker.
An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

This book did not disappoint in the least, when I was reading the book I really felt that whole Gossip Girl meets Hollywood (Malibu) vibe. You have main characters who are all children of famous celebrities, producers etc, all living a luxurious life but trying to be normal. There is no such thing as normal as soon as everyone realizes that we can all get along, he he, and back to the book.

We meet Keatyn whose boyfriend is drunk somewhere during the party and never wants to pay her any mind. I immediately had my suspicions about him; I can’t believe how some people just don’t notice what is right in front of them, seriously. Anyway so she spends time with her good friend Cush, who is always hitting on her, she realizes maybe it’s time to dump her boyfriend and go for the surfer boy she’s been in love with for years, Brooklyn. Which I absolutely love the name. She does just that but then it seems as if maybe Brooklyn really isn’t that into her.

She moves on to Cush, who seems to have it bad for her, who knew he could have a girlfriend. But things transpire and there is a bad breakup which leads her back to Brooklyn. It’s all very much back and forth with the different guys; she just doesn’t know who she wants. Then comes the stress of a stalker out on the loose looking for her mother, or is he now looking for her?

Things become more intense and throughout the whole thing Keatyn is still confused about which guy she wants in her life. When the stalker turns out to now want her she is shipped off after her birthday party. She’s now attending a new school and has to try living a slightly different lifestyle, and yes you’ve guessed it there’s a new guy she’s got her eye on, Aiden. Can’t wait to see what progresses with those two in the next book.

Even though the book description seems to be more about stalking I think that’s more of a side story here. It focuses a lot on Keatyn and who she is, who she wants to be, who she turns out to be and also of course all the many men in her life. Who to choose it’s so hard, which team are you on? Make sure you check the book out especially if you like things such as Gossip Girl, The OC, and Mean Girls and even dare I say a touch of Sex in the City. It was an interesting read that really surprised me because I didn’t think I was going to like it but now I can honestly say I’m hooked, can’t wait for the next one!

About the Author:
Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.

She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

Links to Buy:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Also available on iTunes

Book #2, KISS ME will be released Nov. 28, 2012. Also, STALK ME will be on sale for .99 the week of the tour then return to its normal price of $2.99 on Dec. 2.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Review: Make it Last

Make it Last
By: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Series: Friends & Lovers

This is a New Adult title - Meant for readers 18 and older.

In a small town, it's hard to recover from being dumped by your high school sweetheart. That's just what Briana has to do after Colin leaves her to follow his dreams. She focuses her energy into her friendships and the pursuit of her own goal of becoming a chef. Just when she finally feels like she's on the right path, he comes back to town.

Colin knew breaking up with Briana before leaving for college was the right thing to do. He was determined to leave small-town life behind forever, and that included his high school girlfriend. But when a sports injury puts him on the sidelines, he's forced to return home. Seeing Briana again brings back a lot of memories, and Colin wonders if he made the right decision. It doesn't take long for him to realize he wants her back, and this time, he wants to make it last.

Ok first let me start by saying this is not a YA book but more of a New Adult Book (think college and just after). This book was beyond adorable in so many ways. You know how sometimes there are really intense books, sad ones, funny ones; well this book was 100% feel good kind of book. The kind when you're feeling down and losing hope on things that you just pick this up and automatically feel better. That's what Make it Last was for me. I literally just finished reading and I still have that giddy smile on my face.

We start of with a prologue of Colin and Brianna breaking up just before Colin leaves for college, he's about a year older than her. She's absolutely devastated because they were so perfect for each other. But she learned to move on and continued on with her life the best way she knew how. She tried the whole college thing but it didn't work out for her, she had her heart set on culinary school. Back in her hometown working as a short order cook and enjoying life until she realizes that Colin is back home after graduating college and not making it to play football professionally due to an injury.

This is where she starts to doubt herself and wonder if she could be in the same place as him, she was still hurt even if did happen four years ago. Eventually as they have the same friends they start to run into each other more and more and the feelings they are just still there for both of them. Insert giddy squealing, me. They sound perfect for each other and the two people on the cover are perfect for each other. Yes maybe everything was too sweet for words, think decadent chocolate covered in more chocolate but the sweetness overtook me. I was engulfed in reading this book and the relationship that was building between Colin and Brianna.

There are also other characters in this book such as Rich, Pete and Kara, Nicole, Roni and Kent, all of them are equally as fabulous as Colin and Brianna and I can’t wait to read the next book. I’m hoping there will be more stories on the other characters as well. So exciting because I’m just so happy now, goes to show you sometimes things really do work out in the end. Maybe not right away like you hope but you have to look at the overall picture.

Love the cover, love the characters, love the setting and everything was just too lovable. Great job to the author and I can’t wait to read the next book and learn more about the other characters. So glad I picked this book up.

Review: Send

By: Patty Blount
Release Date: August 12, 2012

It’s been five years since I clicked Send.

Four years since I got out of juvie.
Three months since I changed my name.
Two minutes since I met Julie.
A second to change my life.

All Dan wants for his senior year is to be invisible. This is his last chance at a semi-normal life. Nobody here knows who he is. Or what he’s done. But on his first day at school, instead of turning away like everyone else, Dan breaks up a fight. Because Dan knows what it’s like to be terrorized by a bully—he used to be one.

Now the whole school thinks he’s some kind of hero—except Julie. She looks at him like she knows he has a secret. Like she knows his name isn’t really Daniel...

So this was definitely an interesting book, sort of what I thought it was going to be but then again not. Yes it's about bullying, but it's a lot about struggling with you and learning to forgive yourself and learning to move on. It's a complicated book but again interesting none the less.

We meet Dan and his alter ego Kenny (which is younger version of him); I'm thinking more like multiple personalities, due to trauma of being in the juvenile detention center. He walks into his first day at a new school under a new identity to two kids, one is being bullied and he debates if he should stop it or not. Of course his conscious gets the better of him and he goes and stops it. This is his theme throughout the book.

He went to jail because he simply hit send. But the reaction to that was a constant bullying towards the person whose picture he posted which eventually leads to his suicide. Racked with guilt Dan is on a mission to make sure no one gets bullied and is out to save Brandon from following in the same footsteps. During this time he is also faced with Julie, who is against helping those who need it but she has her reasons why. She's very on and off again with Dan, she likes him one minute and runs away the next, it's sort of confusing throughout the book but by the end everything is all tired together.

You see the different dynamic from the person who is being bullied, to the one doing the bullying, the one which went to jail for something in regards to bullying and the relative of a victim. Many different points of view but the moral is to always do the right thing because if you don't the consequences and the guilt is not worth it in the end. I know there have been many books about bullying lately and I wholeheartedly believe they need to be read, understood and followed. Because bullying is wrong on so many levels and affects so many people, it's just unnecessary. I completely believe in the zero tolerance rules but let's get real, even though that rule is in effect it's not always followed. People need to stop turning a blind eye to situations and take action.

Overall the book was good; the cover was okay but would have been better if he was at a beach, which was the favorite spot in the book. Hope you all get a chance to read and enjoy it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blood Debt Blog Tour - Update

Nancy will be chatting with SupaGurl Tours tomorrow on Blog Talk Radio! 5:30 CST here is the link

You will have a chance to call in and speak / ask questions!! or if you can't we will be taking questions / comments from Twitter and Facebook as well!

Make sure you stop by and check it out, this book was really great and is going to be an amazing series!

Make sure to check out my giveaway for the book - only one day left!

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Elite

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm "Waiting on":

The Elite
By Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Series: The Selection

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Pining for 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature is great because everyone loves lists, including me.

This week's Top Ten is:

Top Ten books I'm most pining for to be released in 2013

These are in no particular order but man I can't wait to read them ALL!!!

Star Crossed - Jennifer Echols - 2/26/13
The Moon and Moore - Sarah Dessen - 6/4/13
The Elite (Selection 2) - Kiera Cass - 4/23/13
Goldfish - Kody Keplinger - 2013
Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins - 5/7/13
Clockwork Princess (the Infernal Devices 3) - Cassandra Clare - 3/19/13
The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test 3) - Aimee Carter - 2/26/13
Mila 2.0 - Debra Driza - 3/12/13
My Name is Rapunzel - K.C. Hilton - 2013
Just One Day - Gayle Foreman - 1/8/13


Teaser Tuesday: Send

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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!

Here's my teaser for the week:

Doesn't matter what I want. Only what you want.

He made a valid point.

Send By Patty Blount

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blog Tour: Any Other Night - Review/Excerpt

Any Other Night
By: Anne Pfeffer
Release Date: 10/2011

Any other night, Ryan Mills would have driven his best friend, Michael, to Emily's sweet sixteen party at the Breakers Club. Instead, determined to win over the birthday girl, he goes to the party early and alone, setting off a chain of events that ends with a car accident in which Michael dies.

Ryan blames himself for what happened to Michael. As far as he's concerned, he doesn't deserve to have love or ever be happy again. Then he learns Michael left a secret behind. Ryan feels compelled to take on his friend's unfinished business, and in the process, changes his life forever and becomes a man.

This book was published in October 2011 under the title Loving Emily. In May 2012, it was reissued with its content unchanged as Any Other Night. The book was named a Finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards competition.

A NOTE ABOUT CONTENT: in this book, some characters use profanity, engage in nonexplicit sexual activity, or take illegal drugs.
I have to say that I'm really glad that the title of this book was changed.  Because yes in parts this was about Loving Emily but in so many ways  this is so much more.  It's a coming of age book, realizations made, situations normal teens shouldn't have to go through and just overall so much more.  I was really intrigued reading this book and was almost happy it wasn't really a happy go lucky book because sometimes life isn't fair.

We meet Ryan as he's on the verge to a party to go talk to the girl he's had a crush on forever, Emily.  His best friend Michael who isn't doing as good as he should just gets worse throughout the party.  But Ryan is to preoccupied to pay one hundred percent to his friend.  He's about to go talk to his girl.  He finally gets to her and they chat for a while and then there's a commotion.  Ryan pulls Michael to the side who is high and drunk and who knows what else and tells him to wait that he will take him home, he'll be right back. Coming back he's gone.  And this is where the story begins. 

Michael's death tore Ryan down, and even though he now had Emily there was something Michael was trying to tell him and he was determined to find out.  When he did it just complicated his life even more.  This is when Ryan begins to step up and see what a really amazing guy he is.  Doing so many things for his friend Michael all the while trying to keep his relationship with Emily.  It's hard being young but they just threw him a curve ball and the worse part is Emily just wants to act her own age and not have as much responsibility as Ryan.  It just shows you how different some people are. 

This book not only showed the relationship between the young adults in this book but also showed the different relationships with their parents, how everything isn't always perfect and sometimes kids just want attention.  Its hard balancing things sometimes, but it's necessary and I appreciated that story line in the book.

This book was really enjoyable and completely believable even though it's unfortunate that things like this in life happen.  But things like this make you the person you are.  Really great read.  I would really want Ryan on my side if anything happened that's for sure. His character really developed throughout the book and I'm happy to have had the pleasure of meeting him and experiencing his life with him.  Again really great read.

The first time I noticed Emily was at afternoon car pool. It was last year, before I turned sixteen and got my Beemer.

In fact, it was not her that I saw first, but her dog, a golden lab who looked a whole lot like my own dog, Jasper, who had died. I was waiting on the curb in front of school for Rosario, our housekeeper, to come, when a white sedan showed up. A dog's head rammed through the open back window, joyously spraying saliva. His whole body wiggled with dog love at the sight of a girl with skin like the pinky-white interior of a rose and shiny dark hair swinging past her shoulders.

I would trust a dog's judgment. This girl had to be excellent.

"Hey, Toby!" She didn't seem to mind when he lunged halfway out the window and planted his slobbery lips on her face. I was impressed. Not all girls could handle that. I didn't know who I was more jealous of: the girl, for having the dog, or the dog, for getting to kiss her.

After that I started seeing her around campus all the time, walking with her friends or studying in the library. She had this smooth dark hair that I wanted to touch and this light in her eyes that just wouldn't go out, as if she was never bored or mad or in doubt about anything. Me, I lived in a world of doubt. I wanted to meet her.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review: The Selection

The Selection
By Kiera Cass
Release Date:
Series: The Selection

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

It took me a while to finally pick up this book and read it, but the moment I started reading it I knew that it was something I would be loving.  I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters, the setting and just everything in general about this book.  Kiera Cass did a wonderful job with this book and I cannot wait to read the next two books.

We meet America Singer who is a Five in the caste system of this environment she lives in, she is in love with Aspen who is a six and below her but that doesn't matter to her.  He sounds like a very attractive guy who has the right intentions in trying to provide for her in the future but the Selection gets in the way and his status hinders the way he feels about her.  He feels as if he can't give her everything he wishes he could so he breaks it off and she signs up for the Selection.

After she is chosen as one of the thirty five to being the Selection while dealing with the heartbreak caused by Aspen she starts to learn more about Prince Maxon.  Their time together is both relaxed and more open then with any of the other girls.  There is a point when America turns and starts to feel something for Maxon but isn't sure what that is.  Throughout all this she starts to feel jealous and doesn't like that he has to spend time with the other girls.  While this is all happening there are several attacks on the palace making some of the girls leave on their own accord.

One by one the girls start to leave whether requested or on their own and the numbers start to dwindle down.  Somewhere along the lines Aspen was drafted and is now a soldier in the Palace, much to America's surprise.  This of course only adds confusion to the way she feels about both Maxon and Aspen.  The love triangle that has arisen plays an important role for America and her choosing, but sometimes it's best to let some things go and try other things, but only time will tell.

Overall this book was entertaining from beginning to end, I was actually really sad that it ended the way it did because I wanted more from it, but that is what will lead me to the next book.  The need to read it to see what America will do next and will she tell each men about the other or will she not need to.  And what is it that the rebels are looking for.  It has to be something important and I hope they figure it out or at least hint more towards it in the next book because I'm definitely more intrigued.  Great book.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Review: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
By: Tellulah Darling
Release Date: October 17, 2012

Why the hell can't chicks be more like guys?

That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn't change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam's best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It's Sam's chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam's Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it's driving him nuts. Told from Sam's and Ally's alternating POVs, Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship.

This has been one of the most delightful reads I've had in a while.  Yes it's a little more mature than your typical YA book, but it was great.  It had a great story behind it even with all the sexual innuendos and encounters.  It happens, this is life nowadays, yes we'd like our children to be so innocent but they are not.

We meet Sam and Ally who are completely opposites of each other.  Ally is a brain and Sam is the ultimate player.  Recently Ally was dumped by her boring boyfriend, so to have the ultimate revenge she decides to become a player herself and what better way then having her best friend for the longest time and the biggest player she knows teach her, Sam.  He of course takes on the task because he like a typical player wishes that all girls could be player so there won't be any emotions attached, which let's face it never really happens but he can keep wishing.

To accomplish this new player status Ally must have a complete makeover and Sam is more than happy to get her going in the right direction.  But then something happens, Sam realizes that his best friend the brain is actually hot and he can't help but be turned on by her.  I'm sure you can only imagine what this leads to but he tries to ignore it and continue on this mission.  Things start escalating in Ally's player status and she meets a few people, but then something unexpected happens.  Then there are complications and bouts of denial and unrequited feelings.  Everything starts going downhill before it can all go uphill and following these two around was quite an adventure.

They so obviously have belonged together from the very beginning of their friendship but the fun part is always how to get there.  And it was definitely fun!  Must read this book for an enjoyable time, things like this happen many times, and many times they don't.  But when they work out that's the best part.  Very fun quick easy ready that makes you just smile in the end and root for the people in the book.  My favorite characters have to be the employees at the diner they hang out at because they so obviously knew what was right there in front of everyone.  Must be the years of experience.  Excellent read, and lovable characters.  Really great trailer and the cover is so simple but so great.  .

About the Author:

Tellulah Darling

1) YA novelist
2) Alter ego of a professional screenwriter/instructor
3) Sassy minx

Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.

Writes about: where love meets comedy, flavored with pop culture. Awkwardness ensues.

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I received this book from NetGalley and Te Da Media, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!