Thursday, September 25, 2014

Louder Than Words ARC Review

Title: Louder Than Words                                                                        
Author: Iris St. Clair  

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 4 / 5



Goodreads Summary:

Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson's life lately. Her dad died, her mom numbs the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends have slowly abandoned her.

Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe and should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt that made her desperate to escape the final moments of Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details to herself and trust no one.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky boy, recently transplanted from New York City and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she can't let him get too close. And summer is just long enough and hot enough to keep a boy like that at arm's length.


But by the time Rex's charm wears down her resistance, it's too late. He's put Ellen on the "just friends" shelf and has shifted his romantic attentions to the impossibly annoying and perky anti-Ellen. Even worse, the teacher who tried to get her to sleep with him is still at it, preying on other girls while Ellen struggles to come to terms with what happened.

With her ability to trust as shaky as a chastity vow on prom night, Ellen must decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him and risk heartbreak, or hold all her secrets inside. After all, it's the only safe place she knows when the only thing louder than words is the fear of being rejected.




My Thoughts:
*** I recieved a free review copy of this book from the author through YA Bound Book Tour as part of the Louder Than Words book tour***

Louder Than Words is a beautifully written story about what it means to be courageous and do the right thing no matter how difficult it is sometimes.

Shadow Fire (Light Chronicles #1) Review

Title: Shadow Fire                                                                                   
Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

My Rating: 5 / 5 



Goodreads Summary:


Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire - adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?


My Thoughts:
*** I received a free review copy of this book from the author through Xpresso Book Tours as part of the Shadow Fire review book tour***


This was a fantastic book and I loved every second of it!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Louder Than Words Book Tour Review & Giveaway

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Louder Than Words book tour organized by YA Bound Book Tours.  There's a review and giveaway for you all today! : )



Title: Louder Than Words

Author: Iris St. Clair

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Young Adult

Publication Date: September 16, 2014





Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson's life lately. Her dad died, her mom numbs the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends have slowly abandoned her.

Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe and should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt that made her desperate to escape the final moments of Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details to herself and trust no one.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky boy, recently transplanted from New York City and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she can't let him get too close. And summer is just long enough and hot enough to keep a boy like that at arm's length.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Shadow Fire (Light Chronicles #1) Review Book Tour

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Shadow Fire Blog Tour.  There's a review, some of my favorite quotes from the book, and a giveaway for you all today.  A special thank you to Kimber Leigh Wheaton and Xpresso Book Tours for selecting me to be a part of this tour and giving me the chance to read this AMAZING book! :)  

And now ladies and gentleman, I present to you....



Title: Shadow Fire

Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Publication Date: February 24, 2014 

Age Group: Young Adult





Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire - adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?


My Thoughts:

Rating: 5 / 5


This was a fantastic book and I loved every second of it! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Book Spotlight: Essence & Enlightened By A.L. Waddington



Title: Essence (Eve Series #1)

Author: A.L. Waddington

Genre: Science Fiction

Publication Date: January 15, 2014




Jocelyn Timmons does not believe she is anything special — just an ordinary high school senior, living an ordinary life full of school-work, volleyball and friends. She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

Jackson Chandler moved in to the house across the street. His dark wavy hair, green eyes and charismatic personality draws everyone to him. Everyone, but Jocelyn.

Whenever Jackson gets near Jocelyn she feels ill and dizzy. When he touches her, she blacks out and has visions of another life, in another time. As the odd hallucinations evolve and become clearer, she feels a strong pull towards the people she sees there. Frightened, she watches her once stable life begin to crumble around her and she begins to question her own sanity.

Could it be possible that these episodes are actually her own memories of a life she is living somehow, somewhere, some-when? Maybe this is time-travel or some other paranormal mysticism? Our minds often wander, but can our souls?




Excerpt: