Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book of the Week #17

My pick of the week:

These were a couple of books I snagged that didn't look impressive, but sounded good. I was happy I picked them up, though. They were a great werewolf set of books. If you're a shifter fan, then this new adult duology is for you!

 Book:Chased and Challenged

Author: Regina Bartley

Avery Samuels has left her West Virginia home and her mother to start her college life at Fallentown University. She quickly learns that fate is what brought her here, not her academic scholarship. With her best friend Sam by her side she is determined to have the best college life possible, until the quarterback heartthrob, Zenick Graysen, falls into her life. He will help her discover that her past and the father she never knew, holds the secrets to her future. But, will someone stand in her way for love, or will a Professor be the perfect distraction. Follow Ava on her journey that will keep you clawing for more.

Contains light sexual content and adult language.


 ****** There are NO cliffhangers******

Ava has chosen her mate, and has learned to become the wolf she really is. She takes her place in the pack that she belongs, but not before she is confronted with life changing decisions. Thanks to Grandma Graysen, she has learned that she has the courage to face any challenge, and so she does. Will the risk to save someone she loves be worth it, or will she lose everything because of it.

Please be advised there is mild adult language and mild sexual references!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays #36

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

This weeks theme: My favorite shows that get me in the mood for Halloween

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2. Grimm

3. Being Human

4. The Vampire Diaries

5. Teen Wolf

6. Roswell

7. Point Pleasant

8. Beauty and the Beast

9. American Horror Story

10. Supernatural

11. Night Stalker

12. The Walking Dead

13. The Originals

14. The Secret Circle

15. Orphan Black

Love Notes by Heather Gunter is on sale!!

How do you cope when the people you care for hurt you the most? When the way you feel on the outside, smothers you on the inside. And when you are left to face your demons alone, will you learn that only you have the power to overcome them? 

Charlie has never had it easy. Between the constant moving and the incessant fat comments and jokes from her father, her self-worth is nonexistent. Her reflection in the mirror shows her nothing but a plain Jane. Music is the only thing that keeps her sanity in check. 

Charlie catches the eye of the town star quarterback, Maverick. With her curves, her brunette hair, and the voice of an angel, Maverick has never met anyone like her. Everything that is different about Charlie just makes Maverick like her more. Unfortunately, Charlie doesn’t see it herself. 

Proving it to her may deem harder than he thinks, especially when tragedy strikes and tears them apart. 

Now standing on her own two feet she may finally learn exactly who she is, what’s she’s capable of and how very un plain Jane she really is.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #57

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: Rapture

Author: Quinn Loftis

Release Date: December 25, 2013


Triktapic, the deadly dark elf assassin, has been restored by the Forest Lords to his rightful place as king of the Elven realm. Now, he must face his former comrades as he attempts to stop Lorsan, king of the dark elves, from enslaving the human race. Lorsan has already begun distributing Rapture, the irresistible drink that destroys those who unknowingly become addicted to it. Will Cassie, his Chosen, be able to give Trik the strength he needs to face his dark past?

Meanwhile, Cassie’s best friend, Elora, is in a fight for her own life. Elora, her mother, Lisa, and a small band of light elves have traveled deep into the dark elf realm in hopes of rescuing Cassie and Trik. But their mission quickly turns into a battle for their own lives as they are surrounded by Lorsan and his warriors. Though outnumbered ten to one, the humans and elves fight heroically. They fight for a King once lost, but now found. They fight for the human realm that doesn’t yet know it is in need of saving. They fight for love; a love that has already been discovered and a love that is waiting to be revealed. Despite their valiant efforts, the band is captured and held captive by the dark elf king.

The peaceful world that Cassie and Elora knew is long gone, shattered by their realization that elves walk secretly among them, and are bent on their destruction. Soon, each of the girls will be forced to choose her own path. Cassie must decide to which world she belongs and Elora must decide if she will fight for a warrior hell bent on keeping her from his side.

Two species, human and elf, stand on the precipice of war, united in one goal; shatter the dark elf king’s plan, and unite a divided race under the rule of the one true King.


Someone To Love by Addison Moore Release day blitz +review!

Someone To Love (Someone To Love Series) by Addison Moore
Release Day Blitz!

 Book Summary:

“If you don’t give your heart away, you can’t get it broken.” When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across the country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately that’s exactly what gorgeous Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So Kendall devises a plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself—Garrison University’s own playboy. But as real feelings emerge, the game gets complicated, and Kendall and Cruise will find themselves questioning everything they thought they knew about love.

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.


Yeah, where to begin...Gah, I LOVED this book!!!!  I am a fan of Addison Moore and was curious of her new book as a new adult instead of young adult.  I think she more than proved she is just AWESOME!!!  

This book was a great romance with just the right amount of steamy and sexy.  The story is about true love and the loss of innocence.  The characters were portrayed with consistency and that made me able to connect with them more.

This story shows you that life is rarely perfect and everyone has their own journey in life.  I liked the challenges that the characters faced and how they were resolved.  The plot was unique and not overdone which kept me engrossed in it!

New adult contemporary romance is the new trend right now.  Addison Moore's Someone to Love is one not to be missed.  She has written the perfect college sexy read with real heart.  I have to give this book five stars because I absolutely fell in love with it:)

About Addison Moore:

Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.


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Monday, October 28, 2013

Secrets of a Hart by Elizabeth James promo

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Five years ago, Kendall Hart’s life changed forever. A tragedy forced her to grow up fast and become a responsible adult overnight while her friends were still enjoying high school. She lives and breathes work leaving no time for a social life and her circle of friends is small. She has no room for complications in her life…then Tristan walks in.

Tristan O’Neal is forced to return home when his father becomes terminally ill. Taking care of his parents, dealing with an irresponsible brother, and starting a new job bring challenges to his life. Starting a relationship is the last thing on his mind but when sees Kendall, he finds himself drawn to her...she is so familiar. 

Tristan is what Kendall has always wanted but life isn’t always fair. Sometimes you have to let go of the one person you’ve always loved in order to protect them. Will Tristan be able to break through the wall she’s built around her heart or will Kendall’s secrets consume her and destroy their chance at a life together?

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Elizabeth James is the author of the Design Series. She writes contemporary romance set in her native North Carolina. A life-long reader, she began writing a novel at age fifteen, put it away with no hopes of publication, but now has realized her dream as an adult. Inspired by several bestselling authors she began working as a beta reader and her passion for writing once again surfaced. She embarked on a journey to see if she could complete a novel and Love by Design was born. With warm reception to her first novel she is now making this crazy world a part of her life. Elizabeth believes you're never too late in life to realize your dreams and this has opened up a new world of adventures and meeting new people which she loves to do. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina with her husband and their dogs. She enjoys traveling, exploring North Carolina, and spending time with her friends.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Teaser Sunday #5

Welcome to teaser Sunday!!! Each week, I will post a teaser from one of my current releases or a work in progress. Stay tuned and enjoy!

Today I'm sharing a snippet from my upcoming February 2014 release, Dancing with Demons.

Have fun!

When I got to my locker, I unlocked it and sat my messenger bag down by my feet.  I took my coat off and shoved it in my locker as hastily as possible.
Lucky me, I pulled off my scarf with one swift motion and it caught on my necklace.  The force of my pull snapped the clasp of my necklace and the most important piece of jewelry I owned skittered across the tiled floor.
I gasped in surprise and then panicked.  Dropping the scarf, I reached for the heart pendant and scooped it off the floor.  I squeezed it in the palm of my hand, assuring myself that it was safe.
I slid the heart in the pocket of my jeans for now and picked up my scarf to assess the damage of the necklace itself.  Once I managed to get it apart, I tossed the scarf in my locker. 
The clasp was mangled and I frowned in disappointment.  What was I going to do?  I couldn’t wear it now.  I was so screwed.
I didn’t even hear Halle come up behind me and nearly jumped out of my skin at the sound of her voice.
“What’s going on?  Oh geez, I didn’t mean to scare you,” Halle said.
I turned to her with panic stricken eyes and she met my gaze.  Then she frowned.
“What happened in the two minutes I was gone?”
“Umm, my necklace caught on my scarf and the clasp on the chain is busted,” I replied.
“Oh no, no, that is so not good.  Where is the pendant?”
“The pendant is in my pocket.  I managed to grab it when it slid across the floor.  What am I going to do, Halle?”
“You’re going to go to class and keep your eyes to yourself.  Then you are going to avoid Matt like the plague.  We’ll go to the jeweler’s after school.”
I nodded in agreement and slid the chain in my pocket with the pendant.  I slammed my locker in frustration and stormed off to class, leaving Halle just standing there momentarily before chasing after me.  I was too angry to care.
That was when the cracks started.  They started out as lines spider webbing into a bigger picture.  My necklace breaking was just the first crack in my life, the start of it all.

Catch up on the series with the first two books in the series:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #61-ARC awesomeness and Addison Moore

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:









Holy Hot Sauce, I got approved for an ARC of Pawned!!!! Already started reading it! I also picked up Addison Moore's new release Beautiful Oblivion and read Marshall's short excerpt in the back :) Quite a few freebies too. I'm looking forward to reading Waking Dreams to hear about Eric's story. 

Have you read any of these? Were they any good? What did you stack your shelves with this week?