Friday, July 25, 2014

Review of Hazards #3 by Alyssa Rose Ivy





 One broken heart, one drink too many, one steamy night in the sand...

No one warns you about the dangers of drinking with a broken heart. At least no one warned me. I never imagined I'd fall for a musician, especially not one like Chase, but then again I never expected to have my heart broken into a million pieces by the frat guy I thought was the love of my life.

Sometimes it's the rash decisions, like hooking up in the sand, that lead you to the best places—the kinds of places where it's possible to let yourself fall in love again.


Review:

I've been kind of burnt out on new adult contemporary romances. This one, however, sucked me in. Alyssa has a unique gift to make the characters identifiable and easy to relate to. I devoured this book in a day and was really glad I read it. 
This has to be my favorite book out of the three in the series. I loved Mallory and Juliet, but I really liked getting to know Cara. Chase, oh Chase, *swoons*.  He's so sweet and down to earth. I love that he won't let Cara sabatoge things and really cares for her. She's been burned and he's the opposite of what she expected to find.
If you haven't read this series, it's a must! I highly recommend all of the Hazard's books and give this installment five glittery stars for being the best one yet!





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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #95


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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #94


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Friday, July 11, 2014

New Release Embrace the Spiral by Erin Danzer

Today I am very happy to share with you the next installment of the Spiral Defenders Series by Erin Danzer, Embrace the Spiral.
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Eight weeks can change everything.

Ronnie has eight weeks until she becomes a legal adult on Earth and a Spiral Defender on Cira. Eight weeks until her marriage to a man she doesn’t love.

Rick has proven to be a monster. He has eight weeks to complete his father’s last request before gaining the Irradian throne, becoming more and more powerful.

When Will is attacked by an old flame during a training exercise on his home planet, it looks like things are looking up for Ronnie. But the rekindling of that love is thwarted at every turn. Ronnie has a plan that might work—if she can keep Will’s true love out of the dungeon.

Alliances shift as the Spiral falls further into the Irradians’ hands. Ronnie must embrace her destiny to help save the Spiral – even if that means leaving behind the man she loves.

Where to Buy: Amazon, Amazon UK, B&N, Smashwords (iTunes, Sony, Kobo all coming or are available as of this post)

Excerpt:
When the energy faded, Ronnie looked in awe at the destruction she’d just caused. Besides the two dozen bodies strewn all around the yard and beach, a black scorch mark ran like a racing stripe down the middle of the yard, still smoking. Her gaze fell on the shattered sliding door and she cringed. How would she explain that? And then, to her absolute horror, her mom, dad, and brother suddenly appeared where the door had been.

“Veronica, what’s going on? What happened to my door?” Her mom’s voice rose in hysteria. Ronnie sighed and started towards the house, replacing the hilt of her sword in her cargo pocket as she walked. Will fell into step next to her.

“Mom, Dad, I can explain.”



**SALE!**
If you haven't started this series yet, now is a great time to begin! For July 11, 12, 13 ONLY, both Into the Spiral (book 1) and The Spiral Revealed (book 2) are ON SALE for #99cents!

Into the Spiral: Amazon, Amazon UK, B&N, Smashwords, iTunes (also on Kobo and Sony)
The Spiral Revealed: Amazon, Amazon UK, B&N, Smashwords, iTunes (also on Kobo and Sony)

MEAbout the Author:
Ever since she was small, Erin’s imagination has led her to tell stories and create worlds, including the world of Kalearnia (found in the Spiral Defenders series). Her school notebooks were doodled with pictures and writing notes in the margins beside class notes. No scrap of paper was safe from all of Erin’s notes and creations. But writing wouldn’t pay the bills for a very long time.

Erin spent three summers giving away smiles as she handed out clothes to the working populace of an amusement park. It was the best three summers of her life (also where she met her husband). Since then, Erin has become a mediocre cookie decorator, learned to make a mean pizza in less than two minutes, and has sold dresses as well as window dressings. When she isn’t exploring worlds of her own creation, you can find Erin with her nose stuck in the worlds of others, supporting Indie Authors everywhere, hanging out on Facebook, or spending time with her kids, husband, and their cat.

Erin loves to hear from her fans! Find her on these social media sites:
Erin’s website: http://www.authorerindanzer.com
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Email Erin at: erindanzer@gmail.com




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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cover Reveal for The Only Answer by Magan Vernon

We are thrilled to share the cover for The Only Answer, by Magan Vernon!





Title: The Only Answer


Author: Magan Vernon


Age Group: NA


Genre: Contemporary Romance


Release Date: 8/11/14




SYNOPSIS



The sequel to the international hit, The Only Exception.

A boy burdened with a family legacy.

A girl haunted by a shattered past.

Both searching for answers to a future
threatened by the unknown.


Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and
liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another - and made the only
exception that would change their lives forever.


Now, Trey's father is running for president,
forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of
perfection.


But fate has other ideas, casting the family
in scandal.


Some seek to use that disgrace to further
their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica
soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings.
Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or
will they lose each other forever?



Be sure to add The Only Answer to your to-read list on Goodreads!



 EXCERPT


“Did anyone ever tell you that you’re very persistent?” she said, taking the brush and can.

“Every single day of my life and you love it.” I picked up the other can and brush.
She smiled, shaking her head. “Yeah, yeah. You’re lucky I put up with you.” She turned toward the wall. “You want me to just start painting?”
“Yes. Get a big enough square so we can see if we like that color for the wall. At least one foot by one foot.”
“That’s very precise measurements,” she said, looking at me out of the corner of my eye.
“Always best to be precise, Miss Remy.” I smiled, waiting for her to start painting to I could work on my own.
“Very true, Mr. Chapman.” She finally took her eyes off me and began stroking the brush against the wall.
I wasn’t sure how long it would take her to paint so I had to work fast. I didn’t even care if I spilled on my five-hundred dollar suit coat as long as I got the job done. By the time I was finished I turned fully toward Monica. My nerves were at an all time high and my heart was beating so fast I couldn’t even count the beats as I waited for her to look at me.
Usually she did everything she could to try and beat me. I loved her competitiveness and the way she challenged me. But not today. Now I just wanted her to finish her painting and finally turn toward me. But she wasn’t even looking in my direction. She was lost in thought, meticulously painting the tiny red square on the wall.
I wasn’t one to get flustered but I let out an audible groan. That was when she widened her eyes and finally turned toward me. “What the hell is your problem, Trey?” She dropped the paint brush in her can, red paint splattering on her hands.
I opened my mouth to answer but she cut me off before I could speak. “You rushed me through dinner so we could see your new apartment, an apartment that I’m not even going to really be living in because I can’t get a real job. Then as soon as we get here you’re rushing me to get in the bedroom so you can paint a freaking wall when we’re both dressed up for the convention. I’ve put up with a lot from you and I know you’re nervous about tonight, but you have to freaking relax or you’re going to drive me crazy!”
I cleared my throat. “Okay.” I nodded. “I understand I’ve been on edge tonight, but there’s a perfectly good reason and we can discuss it after I see which paint color is better for the wall.” I stepped back, smiling with my hands in my pocket.
She raised an eyebrow, turning away from the wall and putting her hands on her hips. “What kind of stunt are you trying to pull right now? Are you hiding something? Is this where you  break up with me?”
I usually loved her stubbornness but now Monica was getting to be a little bit too much. I was already on edge and had it all planned out, but nothing was going quite right. Love was never perfect that way, but once I found Monica I learned that things didn’t have to be perfect to work out.
Slowly I extended one hand and kept the other in my pocket. “Just come stand here with me and look at the wall and stop being so obstinate.”
She crossed her arms over her chest. “What if I said no?”
I took a few steps toward her until we were toe-to-toe. I didn’t say anything. Instead I just smiled and put my hands on her waist, lifting her in the air. She squealed as I walked backwards a few steps before setting her down a couple feet away.
“You’re very persistent, Mr. Chapman.”
I took her hands in mine. “I am when I know what I want and I’ve known that I’ve wanted you since the first time I saw you. The first time you opened your mouth and spoke to me. I knew there wasn’t going to be anyone else but you.” Slowly I turned her toward the wall and she gasped, removing her hands from mine and covering her mouth as soon as she read the words I painted on the wall: Will you marry me?
I pulled the velvet box out of my pocket and stood in front of her before I got down on one knee and opened the box, holding it open for her. The woman at Tiffany’s told me the diamond cut was called the Lucida after the brightest star in a constellation. She didn’t even need to tell me all of that before I was sold on the square diamond with it’s diamond side stones and  opened curved diamond band.
There something incredibly unique about it. Something that caught my eye. Just like Monica did.
I swallowed hard, trying to focus on my words instead of the tears that welled up in her eyes. These weren’t tears of sorrow like the night she poured her soul to me after Alpha Mu’s barn dance. These were tears of joy. “Monica Remy, It’s been three years since you first walked into my life. Three of the best years I’ve ever had. We’ve laughed together. Cried together. Everything. Together. I can’t imagine my life without you. I picked out this apartment especially so I could share it with you and our future collectively. And I hope that you’ll do me the honor of marrying me.”
I held my breath waiting for her response, counting down each second to my heart beat. Finally she nodded slowly before removing her hands from her mouth. “Yes,” she whispered. “Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes!” she said louder.
I couldn’t hold the grin that was threatening to split my face. I put the ring on her finger, slowly standing up before wrapping her arms around her waist. “You’ve made me the happiest man in the world tonight, Monica.”




About Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who
lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing
she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. You can
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