Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #139


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews, that features books I've received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. 


I only got one book for review this week. I've seen Emancipation around and got curious. Let me know if you have read it and liked it!!!


My twitchy fingers one-clicked a lot of good ones also. I look forward to reading Burn, Velvet, Dissipate, The Violet Hour, and Vampire: The Beginning.


There were a few freebies as well. 


How about you? Did you get any good books this week?


Have you read any of the books below?


For Review:


Purchased:




Freebies:


Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Quotes #7- new release edition



This week I wanted to share some quotes from the new releases I happened to LOVE!!!! 


Check them out. Do any of them entice you enough to read the book? 


What are your favorite book quotes?




1. “I was slow to pick up on their hints. I knew what the Selection was, but never, not even once, had it been suggested as an option for any of us, let alone me.
"No."
Mom put up her hands, cautioning me. "Just listen-"
"A Selection?" I burst out. "That’s insane!"
"Eadlyn, you're being irrational. "
I glared at her. "You promised- you promised- you'd never force me into marrying someone for an alliance. How is this any better?"
"Hear us out," she urged.
"No!" I shouted. "I won't do it.”
Kiera Cass, The Heir


2. “Oh, I'm sure you just slipped and fell, and your tongue landed in her mouth. Right? Happens to the best of us.”
Rachel Vincent, Lion's Share 








3. “Sometimes mistakes are worth making.”
Megan Shepherd, The Cage 









4. “Okay, you must have forgotten that I know when someone's lying-it's one of my special, freaky priestess gifts, remember-the one you love to use until it becomes inconvenient for you? You can try to throw me off, but even half truths ring false with me.”
Amy A. Bartol, Sea of Stars 






5. “....to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, as long as you both shall live, including accidental or intentional immortality?”
Chloe Neill, Dark Debt 







6. “You broke my heart.
I fell for you and you broke my heart.
Period, done, end of story.”
Lauren Oliver, Vanishing Girls 







7. “Dimitri held up a car seat with one hand, which was almost comical. “We can go whenever you’re ready. Lana gave us this and swears it’s easy to install.”
Rose laughed at that. “Oh, this I’ve got to see, comrade. Dimitri Belikov, badass god, installing a baby’s car seat.”
Richelle Mead, The Ruby Circle 





8. “A kiss implied an introduction, a kind of conversation unwinding between two people. Usually two people who could actually stand each other’s company. This was like being thrown into the middle of the ocean when you’d never even set foot into a creek before.
He spun me around, pressing me against the stone wall as if even gravity was too much of an interruption, as if he couldn’t spare a single scrap of energy for standing, not when he could be kissing me.”
Alyxandra Harvey, Red 



9. “Jealousy is when you want something that you can’t have, something that doesn't belong to you. Being protective is defending what’s yours.” He leaned in, his hand closing around my jaw as his nose skimmed up to mine. “And you better believe that I’ll be protecting what’s mine.”
Shelly Crane, Undeniably Chosen 






 10. “I hear you snickering," Asher accuses. I can't even deny it. He looks up from the grass, eyebrows raised, ready to refute any argument I make. "I'll admit, this isn't going quite how I planned. You were suppose to lose, admiring my backside the entire way there, completely overwhelmed by my awesomeness. You were not supposed to strip me of my dignity.”
Kaitlyn Davis, Gathering Frost



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Excerpt of Come the Dark by Rebecca Hamilton

TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.

Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.


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Excerpt:

We finish our trek at the beginning of a bridge. Moonlight shines golden on the pale stone. There’s a woman standing at the edge, leaning against the winter wind as though that is all that holds her up. I gasp and dart forward, but Tess grabs my arm and yanks me back.
The woman looks at me with empty eyes, then looks forward again and steps over the edge, plunging down and out of sight.
I pull free from Tess, but William grips my shoulder. “She’s already gone, Cord. Has been for a long time.”
“I don’t understand.”
He moves behind me and rests both hands on my shoulders and whispers in my ear, “Look again.”
So I do.
And there’s the woman once more, and this time I see that she’s not the solid matter she appeared to be before. She’s not Mort—there’s nothing shadowy about her—but I can just barely see right through her. She lifts her empty gaze to me again, then looks ahead and jumps to her a death again.
Chills prickle the hairs on my arms, and again my razor teeth snap down. I can only surmise now that somehow it is my heart, not my mind, that controls my Ferrum nature.
I turn back to William and Tess. “What is this place?”




About this author





Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently.

Rebecca Hamilton is represented by the ever-more-amazing Rossano Trentin of TZLA.


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Distance is on sale and win a $10 Amazon Gift card!


Lexi has sworn off guys for good.
She’s always been a hot mess, but accidentally finding her boyfriend of three years cheating on her is just too much for her to handle.
All she wants is to get this summer done and over with, so she and her best friend Elena can travel cross country for college. Then she will finally be free of this town, the friends that dropped her in favor of her ex, and her klutzy reputation.
Lexi's policy was working perfectly, until a guy named Mason comes to her rescue. Not once but twice in one night. For once, her mishaps have led to something good.
She’s feeling things that scare her, but she’s drawn to him. Can Mason break through her walls, or will she stick to her plan and steer clear of him?
This is a new adult romantic comedy.
  

I hope you all enjoy this book! It should be available on audiobook this summer. The second and final book will be out later in 2015 hopefully. It's going to be fun to write since I love Lexi and Elena. The Distance Between You and Me will be full of some fun and crazy!

Want more Mason and Lexi?

Distance Between You and Me.

2 Years Later
College, a wedding, and an epic road trip.
More love and laughs coming late 2015


Here is the playlist for Distance!
(I really should have added Taylor Swift's We are Never Getting Back Together..eek!)

1. Hangover — Hey Monday
2. Bitchin’ Summer — Avril Lavigne
3. Let’s Get it Started — Pitbull & Shakira
4. Timber — Pitbull & Kesha
5. Body Electric — Lana Del Rey
6. Counting Stars — One Republic
7. Soak up the Sun — Sheryl Crow
8. Almost Lovers — A Fine Frenzy
9. Come on Get Higher — Matt Nathanson
10. Jealousy — Jennifer Nettles
11. Truth or Dare - Shakira
12. Summertime Sadness — Lana Del Rey
13. Crying All These Tears — Cassaddee Pope
14. Wide Open Spaces — Dixie Chicks
15. Free — Faith Hill
16. Now is the Start — A Fine Frenzy


Just a reminder, Distance is on sale for 99 pennies right now! It is a cute romantic comedy for ya/na and has a teaser for book 2 at the end that will leave you clamoring for more! Buy it here on Amazon
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