Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cover Reveal - Forever Ours by Cassia Leo. Excerpt and Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to the Cover Reveal of Forever Ours by Cassia Leo.


SYNOPSIS

 

Forever Ours is the highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shattered Hearts Series. This can be read as a stand alone or before Relentless.

Sometimes, it takes more than love to mend a shattered heart.

After eight years of being tossed around from one home to another, never forming any meaningful friendships or bonds with her foster families, Claire's caseworker gives her an ultimatum: Behave or your next home will be a halfway house.

When fifteen-year-old Claire arrives at the home of Jackie Knight and meets Jackie's fifteen-year-old son, tattooed guitarist Chris, she fears she'll be seeing the inside of that halfway house soon. But Chris isn't like any other guy Claire has ever encountered and he soon gains her trust through his music and unwavering patience.

Claire has finally found her forever home and she and Chris soon find themselves falling in love.

But Chris’s dreams of musical stardom and Claire’s need for a stable home soon put their love in jeopardy. Chris struggles deeply with his plans for the future, entirely reluctant to leave Claire behind; until Claire does something that may break their love — and the only home she’s comes to know — forever.

 
Ladies and gentlemen, here is the cover:




AUTHOR BIO

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home) and the Luke and Chase series.

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SHATTERED HEARTS PURCHASE LINKS

 

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FOREVER OURS PLAYLIST

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EXCERPT

 

There are moments in life that you know will be burned into your memory forever. Chris calls these “movie screen moments” — where everything slows down and you know that something important is about to happen that will change the course of the story. He says that the best songs are written about movie screen moments. I don’t know if this is true. All I know is that this is one of those moments.

I can feel it in the air. And I know that when I look back, I’ll remember everything about this moment in time; the smells, the tastes, the sounds, and the touch. The touch.

Chris and I are both sitting on the carpet with our backs leaned against the sofa, our fingers woven together as MTV plays in the background. This is something we’ve done every day for the past six weeks, ever since summer break began. As soon as Jackie leaves for work in the morning, we both get up and have breakfast together. He usually makes me a bowl of cereal or I make us both some scrambled eggs. Then we hang out in the living room for a few hours until his friends come over. Sometimes, Chris plays his guitar for me. Sometimes, we sit here and pretend to watch MTV, holding hands while Mr. Miyagi lays out across both of our laps, begging to be petted. Well, I don’t know if Chris is pretending to watch MTV, but I know I am.

All I can seem to think about when I’m near Chris is whether or not this will last or if he will be just another person I have to lose. But this doesn’t stop me from enjoying these hours spent together. I’ve never been happier in all my life. Not even when my mom was alive.

I’ll admit. I was sort of hoping today would be different then all the other mornings Chris and I have hung out. Not that I don’t like this small moment of closeness we share every day. But today’s my sixteenth birthday. I guess I figured that would make today even more special for us. I was kind of hoping I might get my first kiss.

“Tristan’s coming over in half an hour and we’re going to the mall. You want to come?”

My heart sinks a little. Chris knows that Tristan and I don’t get along very well. He hasn’t even wished me a happy birthday and now he’s leaving to hang out with Tristan.

I try to let go of his hand and he tightens his grip. “What’s wrong?”

I attempt to pull my hand away again and this time he lets go. “I don’t want to go to the mall.”

“Are you okay?”

I stand up and he immediately stands with me. “I’m just tired. I think I’m gonna go back to bed.”

I take a few steps, but he grabs my hand to stop me. When I look over my shoulder at him, he’s wearing a crooked smile. “Can you take Mr. Miyagi upstairs with you?”

My shoulders slump as I turn toward Chris’s Shiba Inu where he’s lounging on the sofa.

Chris chuckles. “I’m only kidding. I’m not going anywhere with Tristan today. I’m taking you for a ride.”

“What?”

“On my bike.”

 “I’m not going on that thing.”

Chris got his motorcycle license the week after he turned sixteen less than three months ago. He’s been trying to get me to ride with him on his crappy racing bike ever since the first time I let him hold my hand.

“Come on,” he pleads. “I have something I want to show you, but I want to do it alone. I don’t want to ask Tristan to take us. Please?”

I stare into his eyes for a moment and he tilts his head. His brown hair always looks calculatedly messy, the way it’s just long enough to cover his ears yet still sticks out in all the right places. His skin is so smooth; I often find myself wishing I could press my lips to his cheek just to feel the softness of his skin. And don’t even get me started on the metal stud in his tongue. The way he plays with it when he’s tuning his guitar gives me butterflies. I don’t know what Chris sees in me other than the way my hand seems to fit so perfectly in his.

He pulls me a little closer and lifts my hand to his mouth. My heart races as he lays a soft kiss on my knuckles. “Claire, it’s your birthday. And I know you probably haven’t had a whole lot of birthdays you want to remember for the rest of your life, but I want this birthday to be the one you never forget. Let me take you for a ride.”

I stare at his lips as he says these words and that’s when it happens. This is that moment; the moment where everything slows down and nothing is ever the same.

 
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Happy reading!

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everybody!

I am spending time with my sister's family and my parents and I am truly enjoying my holidays with them.


I hope that you all have happy holidays.
 
Merry Christmas! I wish that you can spend your Christmas with your loved ones. May the holidays be peaceful, joyful and filled with love! Take time for yourself and you families, because it is all what matters!
 
And happy reading!
 
Sincerely yours,
Inga
 
 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Cover Reveal - From Gods by Mary Ting!


Happy Friday!




Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome should have been having the best summer ever, before heading off to college. Suddenly her whole life changes while visiting her cousin, and meeting the Grand brothers; Mason, in particular. Though she’s sure he is someone she should stay away from, the attraction was undeniable.

Strange things begin to happen, throwing Skylar’s life into turmoil. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world where the descendants of ancient gods have super powers, and evil beings are after her. Not only are her discoveries difficult to accept, but now she is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?



Praise for FROM GODS

"A fast paced adventure full of mystery, action, magic and romance! Readers won't be able to put this book down!" InD'tale Magazine

"A story that is Electrifying with love. Get ready to be shocked!" Janie, Crossangels

"From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. It's full of hotness that you never want to end!" Michele, Insane About Books

"From Gods by the AMAZING AUTHOR Mary Ting is OMGods good!! If you even LIKE Greek Mythology, set aside some time because you will DEVOUR Mary Ting's Demi Gods and Vultures!!!" Mindy, Books Complete Me

"This book is "electric" as it blends paranormal romance, mythology (which I love), action and suspense together for an amazing read. Mary Ting, you've done it again! This book exceeded my expectations and I was literally blown away as if I were struck by lightning!" Vanessa, Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader



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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Hi all! 

It's been too long again :)




Title: The Dream Thieves
Series: The Raven Cycle #2
Release date: 19th of September 2013
Reading level: FICTION – JUVENILE: Contemporary, Paranormal, YA
Published by: Scholastic Children's Books
Pages: 450 pages in Kindle e-book format
Source: Bought from the Bookdepository

Summary:

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

Review:

The first book really took me by surprise on how GOOD it was, character relationships, the mysterious background, the promise of a great romance, not your typical cliché characters, etc. So I was more than eager to get my hands on the second book. And while I would have preferred the focus to be on other, more favorite characters, the end result was more than satisfying.

The atmosphere of this book plays a huge part in what makes it special – it’s mysterious, sinister, foreboding and full of underlying emotions and secrets waiting to be let out. And after two books I still feel as if we’ve only scratched the surface of what really is the purpose or main idea of the series. The characters are still complex and deep with new layers added, but not overly complicated and in no way boring or predictable. Not to mention, the writing remains creative, smooth, descriptive, clear, and just a pleasure to follow.

I absolutely loved loved loved how the romance developed. It was really subtle and by far not on the very foreground next to everything mayor that was going on, but it was simply romantic in an innocent and simplistic sense, even though nothing about the whole situation is anywhere near straight-laced and easy. It was so final when Blue figured out her feelings and yet, it was the beginning of something huge, even if wasn’t on that level in this book. I’m so looking forward to where and how this couple will end up. Nothing except a fairy tale ending will do, but, I have to admit that such a conclusion probably won’t fit with the overall feel and tone of the series.

My main con is that, it’s entirely up to preference, but Ronan isn’t to me as engaging as other main characters. It was of course exciting to have him figure out his secrets and family matters, but I didn’t enjoy him as the main character in this book. I guess he’s just too unrelatable to me, I couldn’t understand why he acted the way he did most of the time, plus, the attitude wasn’t appealing as well. This, however, doesn’t mean that his whole situation wasn’t very intriguing and unique.

Characters:

Blue is sassy, opinionated and likable, but in no way all over the place or overwhelming. She’s not the main character in this book, but as little as she does appear, she had some great and memorable moments. I’m really fond of her as a character. I thought Blue and Noah were adorable together, they really came across as BFF-s, people who just are on the same page and like each other’s company completely platonically. They had some adorable scenes together.

Gansey is simply charming in my eyes. He’s dashing and quirky and intriguing. Something about him comes across as so old-fashioned-ly gentleman-ly or as an eccentric rich guy – and I like both sides.

I tried to understand Adam, but despite everything, he managed to annoy me too much. On a basic level I can grasp his reasoning to act as he does, but why must he be so stubborn and independent. I didn’t like him making himself into a martyr figure and being selfish with his extreme need to be unselfish.

Ronan remains a mystery, at least his character and what makes him tick. He’s too “savage” for me I guess. Not that I didn’t absolutely love his hidden care and worry for his friends and family.

Overall:

A deserving second book and an overall impressive and memorable series. If you liked the first you will definitely like this one. That is all that needs to be said.


4 stars!

LIIS

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway - Something Wonderful and Something Great by M. Clarke!


Happy Thursday!

We are so excited to take part in this cover reveal! 

Author M. Clarke (a.k.a Mary Ting) has given her Something Great series a completely NEW look. This series is NEW ADULT. 

Not only are we revealing the cover to SOMETHING WONDERFUL -- book 2, but we are also re-revealing the NEW cover to SOMETHING GREAT, the first book in the series. 

Check them out! Make sure to leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Covers were designed by Laura @ BookFabulous Designs





Release: February 10, 2014

Early praise for SOMETHING WONDERFUL...
"Something Wonderful is amazingly brilliant! Sexy, Romantic, Page turning good, could not put this book down!" - Janie @ CrossAngels

Sometimes falling in love means letting go of the past…

Jeanella’s confidence and trust in Max continues to grow, and life seems to be on track. Then Crystal decides to pursue a sexual harassment lawsuit, and Jeanella’s world turns upside down. Once again, she wonders if she will ever be enough for Max. Jeanella is forced to make a decision; stay and fight for her man or leave him for good.

Becky's unexpected friendship with Matthew continues to blossom, as they try to define the boundaries of their relationship; but a one-night stand threatens to ruin it all. As Matthew’s feelings for Becky grow, he’s torn between guilt and heartache over his deceased fiancée. Can Becky break through his wall and help him heal?





Note: Sexual Content

When he probed with more questions about what I looked for in query letters, I told him I liked romance novels and I basically looked for potential book boyfriends.

“Book boyfriends?” He chuckled out loud. As I watched, his chest moved to the rhythm of his laugh. “Really?” He took his last bite and chugged his coffee.

“Yes…really.” I had already finished my plate since I was too nervous to talk.

“Is that like for people who can’t get one in real life?” He was totally amused by this notion.

“No…silly,” I giggled. “Readers read books to help them escape from the daily routine of life. Many of these romance books have a swoon-worthy, gorgeous guy with really nice abs and a six pack, who can deliver wild, hot sex.” Just the thought alone made me turn red and I froze when he gave me a heated look. Then, his eyes concentrated on my lips, shifted to my breasts, then back up to my eyes when I said ‘wild, hot sex.’ I just described him and what he could potentially do.

Gravitating toward me, his eyes locked lustfully on mine. His lips were just inches away as they parted to speak and I didn’t know how he got so close to me. “I would like to be your book boyfriend,” he said with the hottest sound that could sing out of his lustrous, lick-able mouth. The puff of his breath on my lips sizzled way down to my sex. He reached out to my face, his thumb sensually sliding, feather light to touch my bottom lip with one long, slow stroke. As I watched his tongue glide over his bottom lip at the same time, I quivered beyond control.

Completely dumbfounded, I sat there staring at him and in my mind, I had already taken off my clothes for him. Blinking because that was all I could do, I wanted to say yes, but my pride and my head knew better and stopped me. Suddenly, he broke his gaze and it felt like he had just dumped ice water over my head. “Is that what a book boyfriend would say and do?” he chuckled as he picked up our plates and took them to the kitchen.

What just happened? I was almost certain my face was deep red, because I felt it down to my toes.




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She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?


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M. Clarke aka Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.






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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Double Release by author K.A. Young - Awakening and Warrior Redeemed!

Happy Wednesday!

I am glad to share with you the double release by K.A. Young. She is releasing two books: Awakening (Valkyrie Diaries #1) and Warrior Redeemed (Nephilim Warrior #4). Besides that, the book #1 in Nephilim Warrior series, Prophecy, is free for downloading! Enjoy!


DOUBLE RELEASE - AVAILABLE NOW!



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Awakening (Valkyrie Diaries, #1)

You know those times when you've just had a fight with your mom and behind closed doors you say horrible things like I hate you or I wish you were dead? Well, it really happened. Mom is dead, gone forever they all are; every single person in our entire town disappeared overnight, like some freaking nightmare. I'm Kylie Daniels and my brother and I are the only ones left and now we have to figure out how to survive…

When sixteen-year-old Kylie Daniels wakes one morning to the sound of her kid brother hysterically screaming, she soon discovers that her life as she knew it, had changed forever…

Follow Kylie and her brother Mason as they discover that the veil that separated the human realm from that of the supernatural was compromised exposing them to shifters, slashers, demons and Valkyrie.

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Warrior Redeemed (Nephilim Warrior, #4) Nyoka believed that he'd run as far and as long as he was able. Feeling beyond redemption he decides to end it all.

A young woman full of hope and courage stumbles upon the hopeless warrior on her quest to change the world by reversing the horrific effects of the yetzer hara. Igniting his instincts to provide and protect, she pulls him back from the brink of the abyss.

Can this warrior let go of his past to embrace love and redemption?




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Not familiar with The Nephilim Warrior Series?
Download Book 1 for FREE!

Anna Wilkins is a prototypical housewife. She buys groceries, picks up the dry cleaning and hosts dinner parties.

Everything was picture perfect from the outside looking in until the life she was born to live collided with the life she was living. Her husband is murdered by a creature from another realm, a creature that is only visible to her. Through her pain, his death awakens a part of her she didn't know existed. She is then thrust into a life of Vampires, Werewolves and Sexy Nephilim Warriors.

Drawn to her by a bond as old as their race, a Nephilim Warrior finds Anna at her darkest hour and seeks to arouse what lies dormant within her. The scorching sexual attraction she and the Warrior feel for one another may be beyond anything either of them can control...

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Author K.A. Young

K.A. Young is a paranormal/fantasy romance author that lives with her family in the South. She began writing because her mind was swimming with incredible stories that were begging to be told. Her love for reading began as a small child when she realized that a good book was an instant escape to a mystical land that could be reached anytime and from anyplace.

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