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Monday, March 31, 2014

Do Anything by Wendy Owens Review



Do Anything
By Wendy Owens
Blurb:
A broken heart is only the beginning for her.
Bookworm Annabelle Hart thinks she’s found the love of her life. But when her fiance's philandering ways shatter their happy future, she decides she’s through playing the victim. Now, rather than read about life, she wants to live it—starting with a sabbatical from her editing job in Chicago to travel the world. But the past refuses to let her go so easily.
He thinks he has his life figured out.
After watching the woman he thought he loved walk away from him, Holden Blackburn is still picking up the pieces. Content with his life as the owner of an English Inn, just outside the sleepy town of Alton, he’s living his new and peaceful normal. That is, at least, until Annabelle stumbles into his life, and he’s overwhelmed by a desire to learn all he can about her. Now if only he can get her to stay in one place long enough.
Will they risk their hearts on a new chance at love?
When her past returns in a way she can’t ignore, Anna panics, running from any possible future with Holden. She’s determined to keep her life from falling apart again, but she soon discovers the only place she feels safe is in Holden’s arms.But some things even he can’t protect her from.


This is a NA novel. I recommend it for 18 years and older.

This was a Great Book. Totally 5 stars!! It is a swoon-worthy book. I am just sad it doesn't have a sequel, but I can always hope right? Anyway, Annabelle has a cheating fiancĂ©. She found him in their bed with the neighbor from across the hall. Now that is a stupid thing to do. She should have seen the signs from when they were in college. I get that she loves him and all, and I can see how that sort of love and devotion can blind their view of certain people's habits, but he seemed like the kind of person who knew they would end up together anyway so he thought he could get away with it. After Annabelle finds them together, she kicks him out and starts to sell everything. Furniture, the condo, everything. She flies to Britain to get away from it all and meets the owner of the Three Horseshoes, Holden. They hit it off and start to spend time together. 

Did I mention she was a bookworm? Well, she is and it gets better!! He is too!!! You don't see that ever. Today everyone hates reading, but Holden has restored my faith in people's ability to read for fun!! After 6 weeks at the Three Horseshooes, she finds out some disturbing news and leaves Holden and the Inn heartbroken at the decision. I think she has issues. She just leaves. She rights a letter instead of facing him. That just makes me infuriated. How would you feel if someone just left and just wrote a letter saying bye? I would be heartbroken. After her break up, she doesn't want to give her heart to anyone in fear of being hurt again. I can understand that, but sometimes you have to let go of the bad to see the good in life. That is Holden is the good that came out of the bad. Wendy did such a good job with Holden's character. Strong yet sensitive. Hurt but can love. He is the best boyfriend and friend a bookworm can ask for!!! And for Jane Eyre fans, Annabelle happens to be staying 3 miles from her home!!!

There is suspense in the situation, passion, betrayal, surprises especially for Annabelle. Do Anything comes out April 3. I absolutely recommend buying this book. You won't regret it!.



Do Anything released on sale for 99c!




Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lux: Beginning and Lux: Consequences Cover Reveal

Lux: Beginning and Lux: Consequences Cover Reveal



Lux: Beginning and Lux: Consequence will be released            on  June 3, 2014



Lux: Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) official Blurb:

Obsidian
There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.
Onyx
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?


Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) official blurb:
Opal
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Origin
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?


Now here they are side by side!!!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Upcoming April books

Upcoming April books!!!!


                                                                           Published: April 8, 2014

A city in flames. A trust betrayed. A perfect love destroyed.

Has Aria lost Hunter, her one true love?

Ever since rebellion broke out in Mystic City, pitting the ruling elite against the magic-wielding mystics, Aria has barely seen her boyfriend. Not surprising, since Hunter is the leader of the mystic uprising, and he'll do whatever it takes to win freedom for his people—even if that means using Aria.

But Aria is no one's pawn. She believes she can bring the two warring sides together, save the city, and win back the Hunter she fell in love with.

Before she can play peacemaker, though, Aria will need to find the missing heart of a dead mystic. The heart gives untold powers to whoever possesses it, but finding it means seeking out a fierce enemy whose deepest desire is for Aria to be gone—forever.



Published: April 29, 2014

It’s time. 

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.







Published: April 15, 2014


The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or enemy—is truly what they seem…









                                                                                        Published: April 15, 2014
Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. 

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?





Published: April 2014


I love Torin St. James...
I crave his touch...
I need his strength...


Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. Not sure what to do, she keeps quiet.
But when the visions are about her and another man, Raine realizes she needs to talk to someone. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin does not want Raine to have anything to do with the two girls but he won't explain why.
Can their love survive the secrets they are keeping from each other?










Published: April 30, 2014

With determination that has no bounds, Mercy has set on a quest to make things right. Life is a journey and hers has been a bumpy road. None of that matters. She will have no mercy for anyone that gets in her way. No matter the price or at the cost of her own life, she will persevere.

Her actions may have caught up with her. Their consequences may be dire. However, thrust into another realm on a promise that seems meaningless now, she will find her heart in an unexpected place. Love will conquer all and the two will become one if they are all to survive. 

Above the rest, one consequence however may derail her plans. The demon she freed with her dagger may prove to be more dangerous dead than alive.





Published: April 15, 2014

Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She's the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he's not ready yet.

Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova's life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life's dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova's heart?








Published: April 2014

Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.
I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.

But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.

That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?

I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.











Monday, March 24, 2014

Believe (Chasing Shadows, #1) by Mia Fox

Believe (Chasing Shadows, #1) by Mia Fox







Nate survived countless attacks on his Marine platoon while in Afghanistan, but one undying thought kept him safe -- the knowledge that Ella was waiting for him.

Ella marked off the days until Nate’s return by writing letters to him, knowing that once he was safely home, they would fulfill their promise to live each day to its fullest.

Theirs was a love that would endure separation...even in the wake of a tragic accident.

Although now apart, Ella is given reason to believe in ghosts when Nate’s presence visits her and remains her lover. But when another man enters her life, Ella struggles to give herself over to a new love and maintain her bond to Nate’s ghost. 

A romantic ghost story and love triangle tied to one woman’s need to...Believe.



Recommended for 18 years or older. 

Who knew life could be taken so daily and so fast. After having Nate come back from Afghanistan, Elle thought life was perfect until a deer crossed the road. When she woke up, Nate was gone and she was alone again. But Nate seems so close. Like right next to her. He is there; looking after her in the  daylight, but there is a problem. Nate is a Ghost.

I think was a great book and I would recommend it, but I hated the way it ended. NO SPOILERS, but the events that lead up to it goes down hill fast. What I mean is that from beginning to middle it was great. Nate is a Ghost and she is forced to see a therapist and they grow close, but after that it seemed that it lost its momentum. She decided to make a rash decision and tell her therapist about Nate, which anyone would think it would be insane, but the way she explains Nate and about growing closer seemed twisted even though up till that point she seemed totally normal about rationalizing Nate as a ghost to herself.

Overall, I did like this book and can't wait for book two, named Trust. Just wish Believe had a more believable ending instead of Elle acting like a child and a special someone acting like a complete and actually sane jerk. I would also like to thank Evaptopia Press for letting me review this book!








Lux: Beginnings Cover Reveal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lux: Beginnings Cover Reveal 


Lux: Beginnings is Obsidian and Onyx combined.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.












Now here is the official blurb and the cover of Lux: Beginnings and Rafflecopter Giveaway:


Obsidian
There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?




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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

True Colors by Melissa Pearl

True Colors by Melissa Pearl


Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything. 

Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people's masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets...some very sinister ones. 

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision 
a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors? 

Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love. 

At Palisades High School every face tells a story...




First of all, I would like to thank Evatopia for emailing me and introducing to this book. It is amazing. Now, on to the review. I love the cover!! It is a beautiful mask and has beautiful colors. Now, I know when you read the summary and you come to the part about the homeless man, it seems really creepy and should have been worded differently. Just for clarification, there is a homeless man that changes her life, but you have to read to understand. Caitlyn, her best friends, and her boyfriend go to a club where there is a homeless who is begging for money. After that, that is were you have to read. 

Anyway, I love this book. It is all about people and how they don't show their true emotions/intentions. Hence the masks. Caitlyn has gotten the power to see beyond the masks to see what people are truly feeling. Plus, there is a college hottie who everyone loves and has wash-board abs. Anyway, one of Caitlyn's friends is in trouble, but she doesn't know why though she does know that it involves her friends boyfriend. Problem is that everyone thinks that they are the golden couple. And the college hottie? Will they get together or will the be pulled apart? Never know until you read the book! Tip: Always know who your real friends are because they could be hiding behind a mask.



Author's websites:
http://melissapearl.blogspot.com
https://www.goodreads.com/MelissaPearl
https://twitter.com/MelissaPearlG

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gate of Night (A Shade of Vampire) by Bella Forrest


Gate of Night (A Shade of Vampire #6) 
by Bella Forrest






Welcome back to The Shade... 

Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek’s re-introduction to the human world. 

They would almost be mistaken for a normal young couple, if it were not for the red-eyed monster lurking in the shadows and watching their every move, waiting for his signal to pounce…






This is the sixth book in this series and I am loving it. I have re-read every book at least 10 times except for this one. This was a fast paced book for those of us who have read this story. I made a guess at the end of A Blaze of Sun. I was proven right and wrong. This surpassed my expectations, but also seems a little out of character. Derek who is ....... seemed different. I know giving the circumstances of being kidnapped would makes anyone act different, but afterwards he didn't seem right. And neither did Sofia. She is full of light, but became susceptible to darkness. I love this book series and its author, but this as different then the last five books. It also had it's good points too. It helped a certain someone realize that he doesn't have to live in darkness for the rest of his life. He doesn't want to see a bright light go out. I love this series and how Derek and Sofia came together and how the Shade came to be and were it is right now. I love how the people of the shade are getting their wish with the cure how the Hunters and Vampires could turn their nemesis relationship into an alliance. I urge people to read this series because it is totally romantic, funny, and it describes the troubles that people and teens go through when they are in a relationship. Obviously, your boyfriend/girlfriend is not a vampire and haven't been kidnapped, but every couple goes throughout hardship. I love this book and I recommend it to everyone!