Tuesday, February 25, 2014

White Hot Kiss Is Finally Here!!!!

The long waited first book in The Dark Elements series is finally here!!!

Title: White Hot Kiss
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy & Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Published: February 25, 2014

Goodreads Summary:

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.


Here are the links to some of the stores currently selling them:

There is also a giveaway being hosted by the author.  If you would like to enter, you can do so either at the author's blog, or you can head over to the giveaways page on this blog and enter from there.  
Good luck to everyone who enters and I hope you enjoy the book!  I can't wait to read it! : )

Monday, February 24, 2014

Death, Doom, And Detention (Darklight Series #2) Book Review

!!!WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT BOOK #1 AND THIS BOOK IN THIS SERIES!!!

Title: Death, Doom, And Detention


Author: Darynda Jones

Genre: Paranormal fiction

Age Group: Young adult

My Rating: 4 / 5

Goodreads Summary:


The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?


Monday, February 17, 2014

Making Up For Monday #3

             
  

Hosted by Tiffany Bowcut at






It's been so long since I did this meme!  I love the questions Tiffany has for every week, and no matter how much I want to do them, I just can't find the time- too much homework on Mondays! : (  But anyway since it's mid-winter break here, I finally have a chance to relax and enjoy my Monday reading, writing, and doing this blog post for instance.

Okay, moving on to this week's question:

Where is your favorite place to read?

My Response:

I don't really have a favorite since the place where I spend half the day is at my apartment, so obviously that's where I spend most of my time reading-  either in the living room couch, or in the bedroom.  However, this isn't the perfect or my favorite place to read.  I read at my house because I have nowhere else to go, especially since the places I am allowed to go to by myself is very restricted or limited by my overprotective parents (not that I have anything against that).  But if I were given the chance, my favorite place to read would be in my own back yard, which would have lots of trees and flowers, and everything would be quiet and peaceful.  There would be a back porch or balcony to sit and read during the winter times, while still having a view of the wonderful scenery.  Basically a quiet and peaceful place with a lot of nature involved, and a cup of coffee, or orange juice and some snacks, (usually when I start reading, I continue to read for more than four hours straight, and get hungry along the way, but I am to hooked in to the book and too lazy to get up and grab something to eat).  So yeah, that would be pretty much my version of my perfect and favorite place to read. ; )

Quick Update:  

I will most likely be absent again from my blog for the rest of the week because even though it's "technically" mid-winter break, school seems to love its students too much and can't let them go, even for a week.  Therefore, I have a humongous science project (and I am not kidding about the humongous part), two research papers, along with all the other kind-of-miniature everyday homework for my English and math classes.  Pretty great vacation!  Anyway, I'll have to start tackling this massive pile of project and homework tomorrow and it's going to take me the rest of the week to finish it all!

I hope you'll have a great week!  Sorry for that really long ranting by the way! ; )

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cover Reveal #4: Redeeming Lainey

It's time for another COVER REVEAL!!!!!!!  

Are you as excited as I am? Yes, no, maybe so?  Well, I am definitely excited, because this book is written and going to be published sometime this year by one of my all time favorite indie authors- Kaitlyn Hoyt!  Trust me, this author's writing style and books are so, so good. If you haven't read any of her books yet, you really, really, really need to, otherwise you won't even know what good books you were missing out on.  

Okay, now to the actual cover reveal:


Title: Redeeming Lainey
Author: Kaitlyn Hoyt
Cover Design By: Victoria Faey
Genre: Mature Young Adult Contemporary
Expected Publication: Not Yet Released
Format: e-book & Print

Goodreads Summary:

When Lainey left the little farming town in Iowa on her eighteenth birthday, she thought she was finally free. She didn’t have to live in fear anymore wondering which day was going to be her last. For those two years, she was able to live in peace. She’d made a new friend, was going to a school she loved, and was setting the path for her future career.

That all changed with one phone call from her mother.

With the push of her best friend, Randi, Lainey goes back into the town she once promised was forever in her rear-view mirror. The dark memories of her past loom around every corner, and Lainey can’t seem to conquer the demons inside of her in order to fully move on.

Bryce, on the other hand, had moved on. During middle school and high school, Lainey was his best friend, and it tore him apart when she left with only a note. A simple note saying good-bye and have a great life.

Without his best friend around, Bryce’s life quickly spiraled out of control. He got into drugs, had some trouble with the law, and found himself partying a little too hard. Sweet Annabeth brought him out of that stage in his life, and ultimately saved his life.

With Lainey back in town, Bryce is at a loss at what do. She wants nothing to do with him or the town, but he is the only person who knows her full history and may be able to help her. Knowing that Lainey’s a flight risk, and with one wrong move, she’d pack everything up and leave again, Bryce steps out to help her find the one thing she doesn’t know she needs.

Redemption.


So what do you guys think?  This is the fifth book that is going to be published by Kaitlyn Hoyt.  The publication date for this book isn't decided yet, since she is still working on it, but it will definitely be published sometime soon this year.  To check out her website, you can scroll down to my list of favorite author's websites, located on the left sidebar, and her name should be listed there.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Follow Friday #2

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow!


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.



This week's question:

Find a “new to you blogger” and feature their button on your post this week (or just a link if they have no button). Tell us why this blogger stands out to you.


My Response:

Okay, so the Friday before last Friday (two weeks ago), before I started participating in this meme, I had checked out Allison's blog and post for the Follow Friday at that time.  I wasn't participating in the meme, but the humongous list of blogs that was participating were so cool, and big and I wanted to check them out, so I started choosing random blogs (because there were so many, it's hard to pick) and I came across this super duper cool, totally made me jealous of background and design blog.  Honestly, I don't even know how to describe how amazing the entire design of the blog is!  It's truly amazing and so very cool, I just loved it!! Okay, I'll just shut up and let you'll take a look at the blog:


Challenging Reads

Let me know what you think!

Consequence: A Significance Novella Released

Consequence: A Significance Novella by Shelly Crane

It's been released today!!!!

Here are the links to stores currently selling them:

Amazon

Barons & Noble


Goodreads Summary:

Significance Valentine's Novella

Maggie and Caleb are married, leaders of their people, parents to their children, and happier than they ever dreamed, even with the visions they saw of it to prove it so. The council is still rebelling against Maggie’s changes, but this time it’s different. It’s almost as if something…or someone is behind them, pulling the strings and making decisions for them.

And Maggie is having strange visions that only she can see, leaving Caleb helpless to help her. But when her visions start to warn her that their daughter, Ava, will one day be in danger, they’ll do anything it takes to find out what’s going on and how to stop it, even paying a visit to a previous Visionary.

Maggie and Caleb must find out who or what is behind it all and stop them before Maggie is one vision too late.

Two Cover Reveals In One Day

Happy Friday everyone! It's once again time for another (or two) cover reveals!!!  

So, I haven't heard of any of  these authors or read any of their books before.  However, two days ago Jennifer from Donnie Darko Girl did a cover reveal for these books and the summary attached to them had me hooked.  I immediately cataloged them in my to-read list on Goodreads, and because I am so excited to read these books, I thought I'd share them with you guys as well.  

So here we go-

Cover Reveal #2:



Title: Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1)
Author: Ruth Silver
Genre: Paranormal romance
Age Group: Young adult
To Be Published: Summer 2014

Goodreads Summary:

In 1346, Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.

Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

Cover Reveal #3:
 
 
Title: Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)
Author: Tonya Kuper
Genre: Science fiction
Age Group: Young adult
To Be Published: November 4, 2014
 
 
Goodreads Summary:
 
What if the world isn't what we think? What if reality is really only an illusion? What if you were one of the few who could control it?

Yeah, Josie Harper didn't believe it, either, until strange things started happening. When this hot guy tried to kidnap her, shouting about ultimate observers and pushing and consortiums hell-bent on controlling the world… Well, that's when things got real. Now Josie's got it bad for a boy who weakens her every time he's near and a world of enemies on her tail who want to control her gift, so yeah, she's going to need more than just her wits if she hopes to survive much longer.

Einstein never saw this coming...
 
I can't wait to read this books!  They seem so interesting.
So what do you guys think?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #2

      Hosted By Jill At Breaking The Spine


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating."



So I have been lacking on doing these memes, but I am finally back and thankfully free from my truckload of schoolwork, projects, etc.

Anyway this week's Waiting On Wednesday selection is:



Title: Push (The Game: Book 2)
Author: Eve Silver
Publication Date: June 10, 2014

Goodreads Summary:

It’s either break the rules or die.

Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she—and her team—will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by   the mysterious Committee.

But rules don’t mean answers, and without answers, it’s hard to trust. People are dying. The rules are unraveling. And Miki knows she’s being watched, uncertain if it’s the Drau or someone—something—else. Forced to make impossible choices and battling to save those she loves, Miki begins to see the Committee in a glaring new light.

And then the Game crosses a new boundary, pushes harder into Miki’s and her friends’ lives, and there’s nothing in the rules that can save them now.

Push is the sequel Rush fans will be screaming for.

My Thoughts:

I just finished reading Rush, the first book in this series a few days ago, and totally loved that book!  It's so unique and original, I just loved it!

I can't wait for Push to come out, the first book was so good!  Hopefully Push will be equally as good, if not even better than the first book was.

If you haven't read Rush yet, it's definatley a book you should pick up and read soon!  The story is so interesting and very unique.