Stacking the Shelves (68)

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 AM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that allows us to show the books that we received the previous week.

Christy's Haul

ARC Book Review | My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 AM
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication: March 3, 2015
Pages: 400
Genre: YA, Contemporary
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars




You say it was all meant to be. You and me. The way we met. Our secrets in the woods. Even the way it all exploded. It was simply a matter of fate.

Maybe if you were here to tell me again, to explain it one more time, then maybe I wouldn’t feel so uncertain. But I’m going back to the beginning on my own. To see what happened and why.

Luisa “Lulu” Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.

Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (definitely illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends, Roni and Bucky. Quickly realizing they’re out of their depth, Lulu turns to Mason: a local boy who’s always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything – including her heart?

The summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating. My Best Everything is Lulu’s letter to Mason – though is it an apology, a good-bye, or a love letter?


Blog Tour: Polarity in Motion by Brenda Vicars

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 1:00 AM

Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication: December 2014
Pages: 255 
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars




Fifteen-year-old Polarity Weeks just wants to live a normal life, but with a mother diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, that’s rarely easy. Her life gets exponentially more disastrous when her sixth-period history classmates start ogling a nude picture of her on the Internet. Polarity would never have struck such a shameless pose, but the photo is definitely of her, and she’s at a complete loss to explain its existence.

Child Protective Services yanks her from her home, suspecting her parents. The kids at school mock her, assuming she took it herself. And Ethan, the boy she was really starting to like, backpedals and joins the taunting chorus. Surrounded by disbelief and derision on all sides, Polarity desperately seeks the truth among her friends. Only then does she learn that everyone has dark secrets, and no one’s life is anywhere near normal.

Author Brenda Vicars: Guest Post and Interview

Posted on 12:00 AM






Interview Questions:



About the Book:

Q. When did you start writing the book?
   A. About four years ago

Q. How long did it take you to finish the book?
   A. About a year and a half.

Q. Was there a certain part of the book that you were set on from the beginning?
   A. I wanted Polarity to deal with the worst possible public humiliation. The press about nude pictures on the Internet made me wonder how a teen would deal with being exposed to the world. Would she be able to get anyone to believe her side of the story? Would her boyfriend be able to get beyond it?

INKED | Author Scott Addington

Posted on 12:00 AM

For today's INKED post, please welcome author, Scott Addington!

Name: Scott Addington
Website: www.scottaddington.com
Tell us a little about yourself: Although I write history, I am not a historian, I am trying to open up history to new audiences as I am of the opinion that many (most) history books are written by academics for other academics and not for the average man/woman/child in the street. I would like to think that my books are short, sharp and to the point as well as written in an engaging and entertaining way.

Bookish Confession | I Don't Mind Series in Different Formats

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 AM
Did anyone else sing the Usher song when they saw that graphic?  Yes, no?
Anyway, let me just start by saying, yes, you read that title right.  I really don't mind when my series don't match. 
Yes, I would prefer them all to be the same style and format, but when publishers are constantly changing covers mid series, it's hard for me to keep up.

Blog Tour | Review & Giveaway: When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:30 AM


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the amazing When My Heart Was Wicked hosted by Rockstar Book Tours!


Title: WHEN MY HEART WAS WICKED
Author: Tricia Stirling
Pub. Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 192
Formats: Hardcover, eBook



Trivia Tuesday (13)

Posted on 12:00 AM

Who is ready for another Trivia Tuesday? I know I am.

Reminder:

We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it's going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules!


  • The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist
  • Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December
  • This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
  • Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you've won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but they will receive a shout out on Social Media
  • The entries are simple, the first person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing TWICE.  The 2nd person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing ONCE.  This will happen each week.
  • At the end of June and then again at the end of December, Erica and I will add up all the entries and draw randomly.  The winner will then need to provide us a link to their wishlist (on Goodreads, Amazon, etc) along with their address and we will surprise them with one book from their list.
  • If you have any questions please let us know!

ARC Book Review | Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 12:00 AM
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

High Fives | Blogger Love A Thon

Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:00 PM

Book Blogger Love A Thon mini challenge number 5.  The Book Blogger Love A Thon is hosted by Alexa Loves Books!
This challenge is all about our High Fives.  Basically, what we are currently loving in each of the five categories below. 

Christy's High Fives

Snapshots | Blogger #LoveAThon

Posted on 12:00 PM
This is the Mini Challenge #4 for the Book Blogger Love A Thon hosted by Alexa Loves Books


Christy's Snapshots


One Can Only Quote | Blogger Love A Thon

Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:00 PM
This is the 3rd mini challenge in the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon hosted by Alexa Loves Books
 
In this challenge we share some of our favorite quotes.

Book Valentines | Blogger Love A Thon

Posted on 5:00 PM

Erica's Book Valentine


Okay, so I read about the Book Valentine's and I'm glad I don't just have to make a valentine...because I tried that last night and it didn't go over very well for me. So, I'm glad we can do so many different things. I think I'm going to shop for some gifts for one of my favorite book characters.

Book Spine Poetry | Blogger Love-A-Thon

Posted on 12:00 PM


Book Blogger Love A Thon Mini Challenge number 1.  This Love A Thon is hosted by Alexa Loves Books

Christy's Spine Poetry

When I was trying to come up with  my book spine poetry, I realized something.  I suck at it.  Like really bad.  I texted Erica and told her that I wasn't sure that I was going to do this challenge, because it was that bad.  I attempted it one more time after I had gotten some sleep and I came up with something, it's not great, but at least I did it, right?

DRUMROLL, PLEASE

2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon

Posted on 9:00 AM
The 2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon is hosted by Alexa Loves Books
This is the first time that Erica & I are participating in the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon and we are extremely excited! 
We love the idea behind this and we both enjoy meeting new people, so we thought we would join in on the fun. 
If you are participating, be sure to leave us a comment with a link to your posts so we can stop by your blog and check them out! 

Christy's Questionnaire


Book Review | I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00 AM

Format: Paperback
Source: via my library
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication: January 27, 2015
Pages: 288
Genre: YA, Contemporary
My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars




Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.


When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.

INKED | Author Heather Marie

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:00 AM
 
Please welcome Author Heather Marie! 
 
 
Name: Heather Marie
Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a young adult author represented by Danielle Smith at Red Fox Literary. I write mainly supernatural horror/thrillers and enjoy every second. My first book The Gateway Through Which They Came is out now, and the sequel The Gateway of Light and Darkness releases April 13th, 2015. I'm your typical author who tends to spend most of her time reading, or hanging out with her cat. My husband tolerates my antisocial personality just fine. I'm obsessed with Ghost Adventures and swear to myself I will meet Zak and Aaron one of these days. I'm still super heartbroken over Nick Groff leaving, but let's not talk about that. As for tattoos? Yeah. I got a few. 
 

Book Blitz - Excerpt & Giveaway | The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM
The Return Release Week Blitz banner


We have been dying to bring you the Release Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's THE RETURN!

THE RETURN is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Titan Series. Seth is looking to be just as dangerously delicious as we all hoped!!
 

The Return - Cover






The Fates are cackling their bony asses off... It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody--which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book Review | Before You by Amber Hart

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 5:12 PM
Format: Kindle
Source: Library
Publisher: K-Teen
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars



Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.

Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her life is picture-perfect. Captain of the dance team. Popular. Happy. Too bad it’s all a lie.

It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don't care.

Eighteen-year-old Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn't stand a chance of fitting in. Nor does he want to. His only concern is staying hidden from his past—a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him everything. Including his life.

At Oviedo High School, it seems that Faith Watters and Diego Alvarez do not belong together. But fate is as tricky as it is lovely. Freedom with no restraint is what they long for. What they get is something different entirely.

Love—it will ruin you and save you, both.

Review

Trivia Tuesday (12)

Posted on 12:00 AM
 
Are you ready for another round of Trivia Tuesday?

Reminder:

We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it's going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules!


  • The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist
  • Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December
  • This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
  • Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you've won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but they will receive a shout out on Social Media
  • The entries are simple, the first person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing TWICE.  The 2nd person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing ONCE.  This will happen each week.
  • At the end of June and then again at the end of December, Erica and I will add up all the entries and draw randomly.  The winner will then need to provide us a link to their wishlist (on Goodreads, Amazon, etc) along with their address and we will surprise them with one book from their list.
  • If you have any questions please let us know!

ARC Book Review | The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM


Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
 
 
 
Ever since the night of the incident with Luke Willis, the preacher’s son, sophomore Hallelujah Calhoun has been silent. When the rumors swirled around school, she was silent. When her parents grounded her, she was silent. When her friends abandoned her … silent.

Now, six months later, on a youth group retreat in the Smoky Mountains, Hallie still can’t find a voice to answer the taunting. Shame and embarrassment haunt her, while Luke keeps coming up with new ways to humiliate her. Not even meeting Rachel, an outgoing newcomer who isn’t aware of her past, can pull Hallie out of her shell. Being on the defensive for so long has left her raw, and she doesn’t know who to trust.

On a group hike, the incessant bullying pushes Hallie to her limit. When Hallie, Rachel, and Hallie’s former friend Jonah get separated from the rest of the group, the situation quickly turns dire. Stranded in the wilderness, the three have no choice but to band together.

With past betrayals and harrowing obstacles in their way, Hallie fears they’ll never reach safety. Could speaking up about the night that changed everything close the distance between being lost and found? Or has she traveled too far to come back?
 

Sunday Silliness (6) Ship Showdown

Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:00 AM



In honor of Valentine's Day, Erica and I thought it would be fun to put some of our favorite ships together in a showdown and let you all vote to see which is your favorite.
 
We had a very hard time narrowing it down to 3 each, so there may be a few more of these in the future ;)

After you vote, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know who some of your favorite ships are!

May the best ship win!


Christy's Ships


Stacking the Shelves (67)

Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 AM
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that allows us to show the books that we received the previous week.

Erica's Haul

I honestly didn't get much this week, but I'm happy with my haul.

Book Review | Legacy by Ellery Kane

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 12:00 AM


Format: Paperback
Source: Author via Goodreads
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication: September 5, 2014
Pages: 254
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars




How do you want to feel today?

In 2041, the choice is yours.

San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs—thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together. As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that even those closest to her are not quite who they seem.

INKED | Lexxie from (un)Convential Bookviews

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 AM
 
Please welcome today's guest, Lexxie from (un)Convential Bookviews!
 
 
 
Name: Lexxie
 
 
Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a forty-something mom of four who went back to uni a few years ago (about the same time I was really starting to use Goodreads in fact) and I got my BA in English language and literature, and General Linguistics in September 2014. Now I'm working on my MA degree, and having fun with that.
I started blogging in June 2014, and I love having a little place on the internet where I can chat about books and other things that go on in my life. I have been married for almost 20 years (in June) to the love of my life, and he's the reason why I got my first tattoo - and he has the same one.


Book Review | I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:30 AM
Format: Hardback
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars




If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

Love Stories We Have Out For Valentine's Day

Posted on 12:00 AM
With Valentine's Day around the corner Christy and I thought it would be a good idea to have a post where we showcase the books we have out around this day of love.

Erica's Books

First I want to say that not all my books have happy endings and they may make you cry, but the love that was in these books are something you have to read - whether the ending is happy or sad.

Trivia Tuesday (11)

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 AM

Guys, it's time for another Trivia Tuesday so get your thinking caps on :)

Reminder:

We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it's going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules!


  • The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist
  • Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December
  • This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
  • Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you've won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but they will receive a shout out on Social Media
  • The entries are simple, the first person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing TWICE.  The 2nd person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing ONCE.  This will happen each week.
  • At the end of June and then again at the end of December, Erica and I will add up all the entries and draw randomly.  The winner will then need to provide us a link to their wishlist (on Goodreads, Amazon, etc) along with their address and we will surprise them with one book from their list.
  • If you have any questions please let us know!

ARC Book Review | My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015 12:00 AM



Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Pages: 320
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

Versatile Blogger Award

Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:00 AM

I want to give a big thanks to Lauren @ Always Me for nominating Novel Ink for this award. Christy has already completed this award, so I will be going solo on this :)

Rules:
1. Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging. 
2. Let the bloggers know that you've nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.


Blogs I'm Nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award:

7 Random Facts About Me

1. I am terribly afraid of clowns.
2. I am in a long distance relationship.
3. I love making new friends, just suck at starting up conversations.
4. I always have to place things on my left hand/wrist. All of my bracelets go there, my rings, hairbands...My tattoo is on my left wrist for a reason and whenever I got my cartilage pierced, it was my left ear.
5. I am a huge daddy's girl.
6. My natural hair color is red.
7. I'm majoring in Accounting, but I'm still not sure what I want to do for the rest of my life.


*Remember, you don't have to participate if you don't want to. 

Stacking the Shelves (66)

Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2015 12:00 AM


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that allows us to show the books that we received the previous week. 

Christy's Haul

I didn't receive much this week, but I still got quite a few that I'm really excited about. 

Co-Discussion: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - WITH SPOILERS

Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015 12:00 AM


The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

Includes a PDF Help Line Resource Guide and a Note Read by the Author.

Since Christy and I decided to do another buddy read...we also decided to do another co-review/discussion for you guys. We both thoroughly enjoyed All the Bright Places and we want to talk out all of our feels. We hope you guys enjoy this one just as much or MORE than our last.

WARNING: You guys should definitely proceed with caution because there more than likely will be spoilers ahead.  So, if you haven't read the book, you probably don't want to continue.

INKED | Author Tina Gerow

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:00 AM
 
 
 


Name: Tina Gerow. Also write as Cassie Ryan

Website:
http://www.tinagerow.com & http://www.cassieryan.com

Tell us a little about yourself: I’m a multi published author under two pen names. As Tina Gerow I write paranormal romance with snarky, strong heroines and hunky, kick ass heroes. As Cassie Ryan I write erotic paranormal romance. Still with snarky, strong heroines and hunky, kick ass heroes, but with smokin’ hot and kinky love scenes and out of this world paranormal! 

I live in Phoenix with my two favorite men – my son Darian and my husband Jon, a huge Maine Coon cat (16 pounds of fluffy sweetness) and an adorable black kitten.

When I’m not writing I’m an active speaker and online teacher for a multitude of writing related and motivational subjects.

Book Review | Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12:30 AM


Series: Night Prince, # 3
Format: Paperback
Source: Won from Author Giveaway
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars



Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…

Series We Want To Try

Posted on 12:00 AM
Today Erica and I thought we would list a few series that we are wanting to try and you all can help us out and tell us which ones we should read first!  Or if you haven't read any of them, you can tell us if you see any that you are thinking of reading :)

Series Christy Wants To Try


Trivia Tuesday (10)

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:00 AM


I hope everyone is ready for another great round of Trivia Tuesday

Reminder:

We are going to do a giveaway connected with this feature!! This is how it's going to work. Please be sure to read all of the below rules!


  • The first person to guess ALL 3 answers correctly will be entered to win a surprise book off of their wishlist
  • Their will be 2 giveaways a year, one at the end of June and one at the end of December
  • This will be INT (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)
  • Everyone is welcome to play each week, no matter if you've won the week before.  However, since this is the case, the winner will no longer be able to generate a question for the next week, but they will receive a shout out on Social Media
  • The entries are simple, the first person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing TWICE.  The 2nd person to guess all three answers correctly will get their name in the drawing ONCE.  This will happen each week.
  • At the end of June and then again at the end of December, Erica and I will add up all the entries and draw randomly.  The winner will then need to provide us a link to their wishlist (on Goodreads, Amazon, etc) along with their address and we will surprise them with one book from their list.
  • If you have any questions please let us know!

ARC Book Review | Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 12:00 AM


Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 10, 2014
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


For readers of A Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games comes an epic new series.

The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world. And she'll be with the boy she loves--who's also her best friend.

But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes. Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought.

And now it's too late to walk away.


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