Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #16

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.  This meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Book:  The Elite

Author: Kiera Cass

Release: April 22, 2013

 The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller 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.

 There's something about a good old fashioned fairytale that warms my heart.  I loved, loved, loved The Selection and I am super stoked for the release of The Elite.  The cover is absolutely gorgeous as well.  I think I like it better than the first cover.  There will be a novella called The Prince coming out March 5th 2013, but that's still forever!  March and April cannot come fast enough!  Tell me peeps, what did you wish for this Wednesday?


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review of My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron


Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.

On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it's too late.

Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn't a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment--and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.

But when the man who holds the key to Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.


Every once in a while, I come across a book than can only be described as epic.  Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster was such a book.  It has been my favorite ever since.  Until now.  My new favorite book hands down is now My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron.

I loved Taylor the moment I met her.  She's damaged, spunky, angry and not afraid to show it.  There's just one problem.  Her new roommate is a guy that brings out the worst in her.  

Hunter is sexy and he knows it.  He is also an ass and he knows it.  Hunter is in love with Taylor, but she doesn't know and wouldn't take it well.  It is easier for her to hate or somewhere in between.

He too is keeping secrets and their secrets are driving each other nuts with curiosity.   The tension becomes so much, it crackles between them.  One day, they are bound to give in to the sparks.  

I don't want to give too much away, because I truly think you should invest in this breathtaking read yourself.  I can't say enough about the emotion this story pulled from me or the sleepless night I got from being glued to the pages.

This is a really epic new adult contemporary romance that you shouldn't miss.  I give it five glittery stars because that is the most I can give a book that deserves more stars.  To say it was fabulous just wouldn't do it justice.  Pick up your copy today.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Review of Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade

The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam's baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.


This book was great.  It was full of imagination and I loved the creativity.  The trilogy had finally come to an end and I'll be sad to see it go:(  Never-the-less, this was a great end to the story.
I loved the scenes between Lucy, Luke and Hunter.  I felt like I was in a scene in Avatar or something of that level of creativeness.  The giant beetles were my favorite as were the star flowers.
The scenes with Sam and Drake were sad and a little Romeo and Juliet tragic.  I felt immensely for their situation and cheered them on as the story progressed for a happy ending.
There were so many twists and turns that led to an amazing ending.  It was a wild ride that never stopped.  I was so involved in the characters and invested in the story.
I would write forever, but don't want to spoil the trilogy by giving away the ending.  It's too fantastic for that.
This book was a super YA paranormal read that I highly recommend to adventure lovers of all ages.  I give this story five glittery stars for just being one of the best trilogies I've read:) 

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All three Forbidden books plus extra bonus content. Nov. 26th, 2012

This is its own book, with its own ebook, paperback and eventually hardback. It will include all three forbidden books in it, plus bonus content, interlude scenes between the books and more. 


"A thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!)." ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. A secret organization with deadly intentions. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren't what they thought.

Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love.

This special edition omnibus includes the entire Forbidden Trilogy--Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, as well as extensive bonus content. Meet the author in an in-depth Q&A, get to know your favorite characters better, enjoy never-before-revealed interlude scenes and so much more.

Available through Evolved Publishing November 26th, 2012
Look for it in ebook, paperback and hardback

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review of Ageless by Cege Smith


On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Violet Swanson is introduced to a world that she never knew existed. Thoughts of finals and college applications fly out the window when she finds out that her the topic of her final term paper, the Fountain of Youth, may actually exist.

Together with her best friend Margo, and the handsome, mysterious Montrose brothers, Violet tries to decipher the clues in her family history to find the Fountain's location. Jeremiah and Jonah Montrose have their own secrets, and Violet quickly finds herself caught between them. All will be revealed on Violet's birthday, but her past is reaching out putting her entire future at stake.


Quote: "A vampire and a witch.  It sounds like a fairytale."
           "To me, it's more like a dream come true."

Aw.... isn't that just the sweetest thing ever! I loved this book:) Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect since it was free on the kindle and had a negative review.  I am so glad I ignored the review and read it.  I really enjoyed the story.

The storyline sucked me in right away.  It was fast paced and kept my attention.  I thought the story was very intriguing and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

I really enjoyed the main character, Violet and the best friend, Margo.  They were fun.  The guys could have had a little more volume and depth, but were interesting no the less.  

Which guy would you root for?  Jeremiah was a brooding sort and Jonah was the fun loving one?  So many hot guys, so hard to choose right?

I found the concept of this story very unique for a vampire story.  It was a fresh spin on an old subject.  Vampire stories are usually all the same, just a different name and place.  Ageless was none of the usual sort.

I was a little disappointed when the story ended.  I sure hope there is a sequel in the near future!  I want to get to know more of Violet's story.

I highly recommend you skip the other review and rush out to get this awesome read.  It was fantabulous!  I give this YA paranormal romance four glittery stars:)

You can pick up a copy for your kindle for just .99cents!! That is a steal!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #16

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. 

Received for review:


Free on Amazon:

 I got absolutely a ton of awesomeness this week!  I'm looking forward to reviewing all of these someday soon.  I got a ton for review this week and they all look pretty darn amazing.  I bought a few werewolf books and grabbed a few freebies from some great authors.  I can't wait to start reading all these books I keep adding to my stash:)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cover Reveal of Blood Bound by Keshia Swaim

We have a special book this week; Blood Bound is the debut of Keshia Swaim, whose short story, "Family Ties," opened the UnCONventional anthology that came out in January, and (at the request of several of our editors, including yours truly), has been expanded into this novel. It reminds me of Morganville Vampires... but with fae! I think you'll enjoy it.

Blood Bound
   Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.
   Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.
   But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.

Title: Blood Bound
Author: Keshia Swaim
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press ( Please feel free to use any images, text, links, etc. from our website.
ISBN: 978-1-937053-45-1
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Formats: Paper, e-book

For the cover reveal, we have two, count 'em, two covers! And we'd like to know which you and your readers prefer. In the spirit of the election season, we'd like to ask for your vote! Here's the link for the poll:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review of Flight (The Crescent Chronicles) by Alyssa Rose Ivy


Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.




I am now a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy!!!  I couldn't say a bad thing about this book:)  I read it from beginning to end in one sitting and loved it so much!

I really enjoyed the characters in this story.  They were so diverse, yet meshed so well together.  Levi was the perfect bad boy and Jess was so boy crazy.  Allie had sworn off boys, but Levi wouldn't take no for an answer.

I am chomping at the bit to get to read the sequel, Focus that will be out early 2013.  I am also going to go right out and check out Alyssa Rose Ivy's other series and any other books of hers I can get my hands on!

This review is short and sweet because I really don't have anything to say other than this book rocked my socks off!  I recommend it to New Adults and older YA.  This book deserves five glittery stars since it is so amazing and all:) 

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I can't wait for January 2013!!!!  The sequel to Flight, Focus, will be out and I am stoked! Check out a peek of it:


Freshman year of college is hard even when you're not tied to the future king of a supernatural society.

Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she's in far too deep to turn back.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review of Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayers



That day I knew for sure. I'd lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.

I finally knew what the glow meant.

I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.

Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras — Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.

The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.

Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?


I have not read much on Norse Mythology, but I really enjoyed this read.  The author did a good job of explaining the back stories to the myths as the characters are woven in.

I really liked the Main Character, Bryn.  She suffers so much and endures the tragedy with a chip on her shoulder just like anyone would.  She finally starts to come out of her shell around Aidan.  Her journey of self discovery leads her down a path of personal growth.  She really blossoms as the story progresses.

Aiden was another character that surprised me, as well as Ms. Custer.  I very much admired their positions in Bryn's story.  This story was heavy on the mythology but also stayed grounded to the here and now.  I liked that suddel switch mid story.  It almost felt like a different book.

This was a solid debut for T.G. Ayers.  I liked the book and can't wait to review the sequel, Dead Embers.  I highly recommend this read to mythology lovers of characters such as Odin, Thor, Fenrir and Loki. I give this engrossing read four glittery stars!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays #1

Top Ten Tuesdays where I share with you some of my favorite books with a different theme each week!

This weeks theme: Best Recent Contemporary Romances- YA and New Adult 

1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

2. Perchance by Lila Felix

3. My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron

4. Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

5. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

6. Down to You by M. Leighton

7. Pushing the Limits by Kate McGarry

8. That Boy by Jillian Dodd

9. Easy by Tammara Webber

10. The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

11. Shallow(A Going Under Novel) by Georgia Cates

Ok, so I lied.  I just couldn't fit them into just ten.  You get the bonus number eleven!  There were just so many good ones this year!  Don't you agree?  What were your favorite recent YA/New Adult novels?