Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #37


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: Marie Antoinette Serial Killer

Author: Katie Alender

Release Date:  October 1, 2013

 

 

 

Why am I waiting for this book?  Why am I not??? Awesomesauce!!  I love Marie Antoinette and this twist sounds super intriguing.  I loved Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter and I don't even care about history.  This one gained my interest and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the pages of this killer book!



The Forgotten Ones is available now!!

The Forgotten Ones

The Danaan Trilogy

Book One

is now available exclusively on Amazon!




Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.




About Laura Howard


Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.


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Monday, April 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays #18



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

This weeks theme: April New Adult Indie Releases I am excited about


1. Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase
2. Unraveling by Micalea Smeltzer
3. Jaded by Mercy Amare
4. Anomaly by J.C. Emery
5. Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy
6. Nissa by Bethany Lopez
7. Ageless Sea by M.R. Polish
8. Scarlett by Ella James
9. Broken Promises by Dawn Pendleton
10. Faster We Burn by Chelsea Cameron















































































Review of the Fey Court Trilogy by Cyndi Goodgame

Book 1 Description:

Do the Fey exist? In Grace’s world they do, but she doesn’t know it yet.

An unsuspecting Grace thinks she is utterly ordinary ignoring the fact that odd things happen to her daily. She has always felt like she didn’t belong anywhere or to anyone. She constantly lets others rule her feelings, drive her inner anger, and squelch her capabilities. Yet she sees impossible things happen, seems to make them happen unintentionally, and spends the majority of her teenage life trying to prove to others that she is not a freak.

Ian, is a clever quiet dark-haired boy who always seems to mysteriously save her at just the right time from her darkest moments. And does he know how Grace feels about him? Will she ever admit it aloud?

Then one Halloween night, her eighteenth birthday, she finally finds out the truth. A prophecy. Before she was born, her destiny was chosen naming her to end a war. She enters a world hidden just outside the real one. Was it all laid out, or does she have a choice?

Grace seems to think so even still. And Ian gives her the choice to walk away from him and his secrets. But does she want to walk away? Ian offers much more than just himself, the son of the Seelie Court queen. He offers her a path into his world where appearances are deceiving and others are trying to woo her away. Her world by birth. Creatures. And they are not the tiny winged beings from her childhood. They call themselves many names. Fey. Fair Folk. Fairies. And they say she is to be their new queen. But the enemies who want her to fail are closer than you think. Much closer. Will Grace be able to tell friend from foe? Even ones who have been beside her for years?

And yet all of this was her choice? What will Grace choose? Who will Grace choose?

Book 1 Deception:

This book was so much better than I expected it to be!!!! I loved the blend of romance and paranormal in the story. The book starts out very normal and then gets stranger and stranger until the real story begins. Fae and sexy guys!! A girl is in heaven. I loved the characters and I really enjoyed the plot. I instantly bought and read book 2 and am anxiously awaiting book 3!!! 

Book 2 Description:

Her name is Grace, queen and Firebearer of the summer Seelie court. Ian is the court’s well respected, rather good looking prince whom she is now betrothed and completely devoted to as she stands beside him while ruling a people she didn’t know existed before. Days before her eighteenth birthday she followed him into this fairy tale that remains unknown and hidden from the human world. Now, nearly a year later, they are to be married, convince others to put aside their ill will to spare their court, avoid the pestering Unseelie prince who thinks Grace should belong to him, and find time to really know each other in the process.

Unfortunately, the two other princes play a part in the fairy tale prophecy threatening to take Grace away from not only Ian, but the Seelie court as well. Kinsler, prince of the Unseelie court stands ready to persuade her that his unethically driven winter court is a better choice and will make her the most powerful queen in all of Fey history. Pike, the broody forgotten prince of the Seelie court stands by at the ready in case she leans his way and decides to discard Ian. But this isn’t just about the heart…other motives are in the mix.

Kidnapping, slavery, and murder. Grace will be confronted with the worst of circumstances she cannot turn back from and be forced to face the consequences despite her honorable intentions. With knowledge and power comes heartache. With heartache comes strife. Will Grace fulfill this prophecy like they say or lose everything she holds dear?

Book 2 Tainted:

Gah! I'm in love with this series:) The guys are yummy and the storyline is complex. The book is intense and full of plot twists. I hope she writes fast, because I am dying to get my hands on book 3.  

Book 3 Description:

Grace knows what she is to the Fey world and only she can make the decisions she must. Ian is her knight in shining armor in every way according the fairy tale prophecy written about her.

But...another prophecy is out there. Does it mean a different ending to happily ever after for the Summer Fey court queen or is that really her true purpose in the first place?

Confusion sets in as Grace partakes on another journey to discover what lies ahead for her despite the fact that she still stands with the position that she makes her own choices. Prophecies never lie, traitors never cheat, and loved ones never die. Or do they?

Kinsler, Pike, and even Ian make several daring attempts to secure the courts to order and seal the Seelie Summer and Winter courts to peace once and for all. To do this, sacrifices have to be made.

Book 3 Betrayal:

This series just rocks!!!  I LOVE this book.  I LOVE this series.  Hands down one of my all time favorites.  The characters were so well developed and I really felt compassion for each and every one of them.  There were some sad moments in this book, but the overall story was well worth any heartache.  The prophecy's all come to light and finally make sense.  Grace really grew as a person and turned into someone beautiful.  I wouldn't trade this book for any other.  I want to read it again and again.  It's a treasure amongst most books.  Don't miss this series!!!!!!


Book 1 companion description:

Companion Novel to Deception (Fey Court Trilogy, #1)

Ian's POV and background all the way back before the prophecy was made that Grace would be his betrothed queen of the Fey Seelie summer court. The devoted Ian may be quiet on the outside, but his emotions are raging on the inside for his sarcastically curious green-eyed queen to be.

Book 1 companion Guardian:

I loved reading this book from Ian's point of view.  I really grew an attachment to his character and gained a ton of respect for him.  By the time I read betrayal, I was rooting for him in the end.  I was actually surprised at how much heart was in this companion novel.  Another great read by Cyndi Goodgame!





Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review of Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy


Description:
When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?

 

Review:

I love all of Ayssa's books.  They are all so beautifully written.  This book was as well.  The writing flowed smoothly and I was quickly wrapped up in the story.  This is the third book in the Clayton Falls series and it was excellent.  

I really enjoyed Jake's character in Veer and really wanted to read more of him.  Getting to know Emily was fun too.  She was a very likeable character and I felt for her throughout the entire story.  Being in her situation is tough.  Anyone going through her trials would be scared too.

Back to Jake, yummy.  He's obviously a sexy stud.  He's also the very thing that Emily is scared to death of.  I think the way Jake was forced to give back to the community was a creative punishment and it made me like him more after a horrible situation.

The book had a very poetic storyline and a feel good ending. The only thing that I didn't like, was the lack of climactic situations.  There were a few scenes that got close, but there was really no climax in the book.  It was just one nice flowing story.  Don't get me wrong, I love happy romances.  This was just missing the trials and tribulations that I expected to go on.  

This book was a great read overall and I think as with all of Alyssa's books, Wrecked is a must read.  Be sure to pick up your copy when it releases!  I give this addition to the Clayton Falls series four glittery stars for sucking me into a beautiful romance!












Author Bio:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #36

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. 

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Well, what do you think y'all?  I'm dying to read Date Me by Jillian Dodd and Betrayal by Cyndi Goodgame!  I read The Elite in like one day and it was awesomesauce!!!  **Squeee** Suddenly Royal also just came out!  Princess Books are so good!  I also snagged a couple of good books for review and even managed to find a few freebies this week!  What did you stack your shelves with this week?