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Mar 24, 2015

What's new? Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson


 
 The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.
Check it out!

Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.


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Mar 20, 2015

A Birthday Giveaway!



It's a birthday party!!!! 
Today is not my birthday, but on March 26 I'm turning 25 (I can't believe I said that). 
So, to celebrate I'm giving away two amazing books!


Giveaway 1
One lucky winner will win a pre-order of An Ember In The Ashes by Tabaa Sahir
Open INT as long as TBD ships to you.
You can read Ari @ Reading after midnight's amazing review of this book HERE.!

 

Giveaway 2
One lucky winner will win a SIGNED copy of Nocte by Courtney Cole
US only.
You can read April @ Books For Juliet's review HERE.
You can read Wendy Higgings's (author of Sweet Evil) review HERE.



And guess what? I'm not the only one celebrating a birthday giveaway. M's Bookshelf is hosting an amazing giveaway on her blog!  So, stop by for more chances to win!

Now... My Giveaway!

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Mar 19, 2015

The Awakening & The Rockoning by Emma Jones *Guest Post*



Are you looking for a NA book featuring vampires? Then, The Awakening by Emma Jones is what you're looking for!
Emma is also doing a price promo, from March 26th to March 30th. The Awakening is FREE and The Reckoning is £0.99/$0.99
Don't miss this chance!


The Awakening by Emma Jones




Do you believe in vampires? Ghosts? The supernatural world?
Meet Lauren who instantly clicks with Gavin at a friend’s BBQ. Everything goes well until Lauren starts to experience strange things and hears a weird voice. It seems like a warning but from what? Lauren eventually makes the startling discovery that Gavin is a vampire and it has profound consequences for herself. The arrival of Daniel makes things even more confusing for Lauren as she is warned he is bad news from a ghostly source. Laurens life is turned upside down as things she thought were myths and legends become real and she struggles to cope with everything she has discovered.
Will Lauren and Gavin’s relationship survive and what about the mysterious Daniel?



The Reckoning (The sequel to The Awakening)



 
 
As Lauren wakes after her 21st party she's not sure if she's hungover or dreaming but then she remembers.
The necklace.
The flashback.
The bond.
Daniel.
The consequences are great & details unknown. After a visit to the vampire council things settle down until vivid worrying dreams start to disrupt Lauren's sleep & life.
The national news is filled with big cat killings but Lauren knows the truth & is being dragged into dark souls & black magic. Someone dangerous is getting into her head & her involvement with the council tests her relationships.
How will Lauren cope? Is there a happy ending? Will blood be shed?




Guest Post


I was inspired to write The Awakening (Book 1) and The Reckoning (Book 2) by my love of the vampire genre. I have always loved vampire films (long before Twilight was born) and below I have listed my favourites –
The Lost Boys 1987- This was my first proper vampire film and I’ve watched it loads of times. The character of Michael was my favourite and the actor Jason Patric became my first film crush. I can’t believe it was this long ago although the hair styles are 100% 80’s.
Interview with a Vampire 1994 – I love everything about this film and I’m sure most vampire fans will have watched it millions of times. I love the end scene and think the acting throughout is brilliant. The last quote “I assume I need no introduction. Oh Louis Louis still whining. Have you heard enough? I’ve had to listen to that for centuries.” is one of my favourites. Christian Slater was my crush from this film and although I’m not a huge Tom Cruise fan I think he played an amazing part & stood out for me.
Blade 1998 – Love this think it maybe my absolute favourite. Stephen Dorff is absolutely gorgeous and I still love him now & Wesley Snipes is amazing.
Blade 2 2002- This film has amazing acting from Luke Goss who is barely recognisable as Jared Nomak.
Blade 3 2004 – Brilliant end to the trilogy and more humorous than the previous two courtesy of Ryan Reynolds who has some brilliant one liners and obviously has an amazing chest!
Twilight 2008 – I can’t believe the first film came out so long ago. I was always team Jacob and loved the films although always found Bella’s character annoying. I watched all five of the films at the cinema the last being released in November 2012 and has the best fight scene ever! It was a brilliant end which I didn’t see coming. Loved it.
There are loads more Underworld, Day breakers, Fright Night, Dracula this list goes on and on. What are your favourites? Have you seen the ones I’ve listed above?




Author Bio


Hi I’m Emma. I have always loved reading & about 8 years ago began writing as a hobby whilst on maternity leave. My hobby became my passion & The Awakening was born.  I love the vampire genre so naturally my book is inspired by this theme.  Self publishing has been a massive learning curve and my blog gives more information if you are interested into the ups and downs I’ve encountered. Apart from writing & reading my other interests are my two children (obviously) wasting hours browsing First Choice & Trip Advisor (I think I have a slight obsession) and spending time with my friends and family with a glass of wine or two.
If you would like to contact Emma Jones check out the following links 



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Mar 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Deadfall by Anna Carey



 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

What I'm waiting for...

 


In the compelling sequel to Blackbird, Anna Carey delivers a gritty and adrenaline-filled story of a girl desperate to escape her mysterious and terrifying assailants. Told in second person, this heart-pounding thriller puts the reader in front of the target.

A week ago, you woke up in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. The only thing you knew: people are trying to kill you. You put your trust in Ben, but he betrayed you and broke your heart. Now you've escaped to New York City with a boy named Rafe, who says he remembers you from before. But the two of you are not safe. The same people who are after you are tailing Rafe as well. As the chase heats up, your memory starts to return, but your past cannot save you from the terrifying circumstances of your present, or the fact that one wrong move could end this game forever.

With enemies on every side, and not a reprieve in sight, Deadfall will grab readers and refuse to let go. Perfect for fans of the Maze Runner series and the Legend series.


Why? Because I loved Blackbird and I love the second person POV. The ending of the first book was amazing and I cannot wait to know what will happen now!


What are you waiting!?

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Mar 17, 2015

What's new? Soundless by Richelle Mead


 
 
I’m probably one of the few people on earth that haven’t read all Richelle Mead series. I liked the VA books, but I still need to read the last two. 
So, I don’t know anything about Bloodlines… Well, I read Bloodlines two years ago, and since I spoiled VA for myself, I stopped reading VA until I was able to forget those spoilers (hurrah! I don’t remember anything now!)

However, this new book sounds badass! I can’t wait to read it!
Check it out!

Expected publication: November 17th 2015 by Razorbill

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore.

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...


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Mar 16, 2015

Chasing Bristol by Shane Morgan



Hello there! 

Today I want to give a shout out the amazing upcoming NA Suspense novel, "Chasing Bristol" by Shane Morgan. 

I already had the opportunity to read one of Shane's books, and I loved it. And Chasing Bristol sounds just as amazing.

Check it out! 



What do you do when your freedom and privacy is threatened?

chasingbristolcover
About the Book:

Bristol is trying to move on from a cheating ex. The last thing she wants are roses, gifts, and suggestive notes popping up at her apartment and at work.
When Bristol meets Mason—a charming and sweet guy who wants a chance with her—she’s convinced that he is the mystery guy trying to capture her heart. The thought fizzles when what appeared to be harmless turns into something much more terrifying, and Bristol realizes that Mason isn’t capable of such things. Not in his position. Bristol’s secret admirer is determined on having her for himself, no matter what. Will she have the courage to fight when control and privacy is being taken from her?
PRE-ORDER LINKS: Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon FR | Amazon AU



 

Author Bio:
Shane Morgan is a Amazon Bestselling author of contemporary romance, suspense, and urban fantasy. She lives in Rhode Island with her amazing husband, who doesn't mind being surrounded by so many books or inspiring the male characters in her stories. Aside from writing, Shane enjoys blogging, helping other authors, reading, listening to music and watching movies.


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Mar 12, 2015

Mini-Reviews: Nocte &Verum by Courtney Cole


Nocte
Rating: 5 stars
Summary:
My name is Calla Price. I'm eighteen years old, and I'm one half of a whole. My other half-- my twin brother, my Finn-- is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I'm terrified he'll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. I'm doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I'm drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He's my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I'm afraid, where I belong, where I'm lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that's ok. Because I can't seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I'm so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won't either.


*****

Nocte is one of the most messed up books I’ve ever read. It’s also one of the few books I finished in less than a day.
The story of Calla is full of suspense and insanity. I couldn’t stop trying to guess the big twist and when I came to that part I was shocked and heartbroken.
This is not an easy book to read. It’s hard, it’s not for everyone.
Be careful, if you want to read this book you have to be ready for everything.
The romance was a little complicated for me, because it felt a little like insta love. It was until the ending that I understood everything and realized just how well created the romance was.
And Dare was an amazing love interest.
Even though, Nocte is a NA book I can say it’s really clean. I stopped reading NA books a while ago because I feel like all of them focused on sex, but Nocte is not a romance, it’s a thriller.
I loved that fact that Calla lived in a funeral house. It gave it a gothic feeling.
If you love to read killer books. If you love insane books. If you love a book that plays games with your head, then you definitely have to read Nocte.


“I would plunge to the bottom of the ocean for you.  I’d comb it for shells and make you a necklace and then hang myself with it.  Because if you aren’t here, I don’t want to be either.”




The truth shall set you free.
 



Verum
Rating: 5 stars
Summary:
My name is Calla Price and I’m drowning.
My new world is a dark, dark ocean and I’m being pulled under by secrets.
Can I trust anyone? I don’t know anymore.
The lies are spirals. They twist and turn, binding me with their thorns and serpentine tongues. And just when I think I have it figured out, everything is pulled out from under me.
I’m entangled in the darkness.
But the truth will set me free.
It’s just ahead of me, so close I can touch it. But even though it shines and glimmers, it has glistening fangs and I know it will shred me.
Are you scared?
I am.

*****


Have you ever read a book that let you screaming and wondering WTF just happened?
Well, if you read Nocte you probably felt this way. But after reading Verum you’ll never trust this author again.
I didn’t love Verum the way I loved Nocte because I feel like I was running in circles and I was tired of the secrets. I have to read the ending to understand it was necessary and I couldn’t help but fall in love with these characters once again.
Verum takes place in England, which gave the story some kind of historical feeling.
Calla and Dare a great couple of main characters. The plot is crazy and strange. It doesn’t matter if you feel like you guessed everything right. You’re wrong.
Verum is surprising, even more thrilling that Nocte. It’s gripping. It’s unpredictable.
I cannot recommend this series enough, and I can wait to read Lux and unravel finally the truth.

“Dear Reader, Dante Alighieri said, in his Inferno:   "Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.” Dante lied.   Our fate must be worked for.  It must be paid for.  With tears.  With blood.  With everything we have.  And it is not until the end,  the very end,  that we will know if it was worth it.”

 
 
LET THERE BE LIGHT.


LUX
Coming on May, 2015
 
My name is Calla Price and I’m broken. 
My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them. 
Who is dead? Alive? Insane?
What is the truth?
I don’t know. 
I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie. 
My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered. 
All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question. 
It’s all been leading to this. 
Don’t be afraid.
Be terrified.



  PS: Stop by on March 20th for a chance to win a signed copy of Nocte!

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