Monday, 31 December 2012

Book Blast: The Midnight Queen by Jessica Penot





Title: The Midnight Queen (Sequel to The Twilight Saint)
Author: Jessica Penot
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy / Dystopian
Date Published:  Nov 23, 2012

Synopsis:

Aiela has spent her entire life sheltered from the world. Her only dream has been to escape the quiet island life she's know and find adventure in the world outside. After the death of her mother, Aeila escapes to the University, a world filled with technological wonders and exotic people. But her own history is dark and the secrets behind her birth may destroy everything that hold Aiella together.





Author Bio:
I am a therapist and writer who lives in Alabama with my three corgis, children, husband, and other strange creatures. My short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies including CSM, Summer Gothic, Bound By Blood, and Outer Darkness. I have ghost story columns in theValley Planet and White Cat Magazine where I share my love for ghost stories that send shivers down your spine and keep you up at night.   I also share my passion for all things ghostly and haunted at my blog, ghost stories and haunted places.

I am currently working on my next Haunted America Book for History Press, Haunted South Alabama.  Follow me at my blog to learn about the ghost stories I am chasing and collecting for this fascinating addition to Haunted America.  I'm also working on the next book in my Circe series.  The demon is awake and waiting for my new heroine in the swamps of Southern Alabama.  


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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Cover Reveal: Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates



Title: Beauty From Pain
Author: Georgia Cates
Expected release date: January 31, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Georgia Cates
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours


Book Description:
They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

About the author

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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Stacking The Shelves #23



Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Thanks to the host Tynga's Reviews.

This is a rather large haul as I got gifted quiet a few books for Christmas, plus a couple of purchases (three in last photo). 


I received the series of A Song of Fire and Ice by George R R Martin which includes:
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords 1. Steel and Snow
A Storm of Swords 2. Blood and Gold
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons 1. Dreams and Dust
A Dance with Dragons 2. After the Feast





Feed by Mira Grant
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella


Enclave by Ann Aguire
The Farm by Emily McKay
Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder

I got the 6 prequels to Snow White Sorrow off Amazon for $0.99. 


That's it for me but I'd love to know what you got this week so don't forget to leave me your link so I can visit. =)


Friday, 28 December 2012

Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2013


I'm happy to be participating in this one week feature, hosted by Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun & Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books. 


Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2013. (This list should be comprised of books released ONLY in 2013)

In no particular order:
 


Expected publication: March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books

Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.
Now she has no choice but to run.




Expected publication: January 22nd 2013 by Hyperion

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.







Expected publication: April 16th 2013 by HarperTeen


There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.


Expected publication: February 19th 2013 by HarperTeen

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 
Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.





Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends


Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.


Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.




Expected publication: February 26th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life. 



Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul. After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters. 




Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Lucy’s Chantress magic will make her the most powerful—and most hunted—girl in England.“Sing, and the darkness will find you.” This warning has haunted fifteen-year-old Lucy ever since she was eight and shipwrecked on a lonely island. Lucy’s guardian, Norrie, has lots of rules, but the most important is that Lucy must never sing. Not ever. Now it is 1667, Lucy is fifteen, and on All Hallows’ Eve, Lucy hears a tantalizing melody on the wind. She can’t help but sing—and she is swept into darkness.




Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by HarperCollins

It happened on Halloween.

The world ended.

And a dangerous Game brought it back to life.

Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks. 
Expected publication: February 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray

Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?
Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns.
Expected publication: April 23rd 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.



** All book covers link to their goodreads page if you would like more information on them**



Post-Holiday eBook Sale hosted by Indie Book Festival




The Post-Christmas Holiday Book Sale, hosted by the Indie Book Festival, will kick off on December 28 and run through December 31. 

All books will be .99!! The Indie Book Festival will be posting the participating books to their Facebook page as well. 

 The Indie Book Festival website is the premier online website for seasonal ebook sales events! From Halloween to Valentine's Day – we'll celebrate it by bringing you bestselling books by today’s hottest Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal and Young Adult indie authors.


You can also enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card now! 




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Cover Reveal: Date Me; Love Me; & Hate Me by Jillian Dodd‏


Jillian Dodd is revealing the next three covers in her Mature Young Adult romance series, The Keatyn Chronicles. The covers were designed by Okay Creations.




Title: DATE ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #3)
Expected released date: April 2013










Title: LOVE ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #4)
Expected release date: September 2013







Title: HATE ME (Keatyn Chronicles, #5)
Expected release date: January 2014






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.

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Best Book Boyfriends of 2012


I'm happy to be participating in this one week feature, hosted by Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun & Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books. 

Today It’s Best Book Boyfriends of 2012 (MUST be from a book released in 2012 and from a book you've READ in 2012)

I don't really have "book boyfriends" but out of the 2012 releases I read this year these books have some swoon worthy guys in them. =)

I really enjoyed Sam in this story. The relationship that developed between him and Poppy was sweet. 

I loved Sam. That's exactly how I'd want someone to be if I were in Sarah's position. 

Prince Kai. Do I really need to explain? lol

Ah Liam, another that I think is just swoony. 

Another Sam! Sam in Speechless is really adorable. 

I liked both Hunter and Chris for different reasons in this one. 


Who are your book boyfriends? Leave me a link so I can visit and see your answers. 

Cover Reveal: The Camp by Karice Bolton


Cover by PhatPuppy Art



The Camp by Karice Bolton

Expected Pub: TBA

Emma has always strove for perfection in her almost eighteen years of existence, but it has never been good enough. As she finds herself counting the days until she’s officially free from her parents’ reins, her stepfather hands her a plane ticket explaining that she must attend the Re-Boot Camp in the wilds of Alaska.

Once she lands in the middle of nowhere, she realizes the camp is nothing like she imagined, and she wants out immediately. That is until she meets Liam.
The camp is full of teens with dark pasts, but she finds herself drawn to Liam’s ability to see who she really is and who she wants to become. While Emma and Liam begin adjusting to a place neither want to be, frightening events begin to unfold. When people begin disappearing, it becomes apparent they can only trust one another as they fight for survival.

Author Bio

Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, was released in June 2012!
Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.

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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #14 - Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

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


Expected publication: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Anna Dressed In Blood, and I have Girl of Nightmares here to read. So needless to say I'd check out her next book too. 

     What's your Waiting on Wednesday book this week?  



Best Debuts Of 2012


I'm happy to be participating in this one week feature, hosted by Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Rachel @ Fiktshun & Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books. 

Today’s topic is Best .................. Of 2012 (Readers/Bloggers choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE of these topics - Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV's, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER - this list MUST be from books you've READ in 2012)

I chose the Best Debuts that I've read (I hope these are all debuts!) but I only have 8. 












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