Monday, October 29, 2012

Going on Hiatus...Soon

So some of you may have noticed a general lack of posts lately so I thought I better explain what's going on. My mother and I have decided to leave Florida and move back to Wisconsin, we've been trying to figure out how to go about it and now things are starting to fall into place. So over the month of November I will be busy with packing, a very long drive, and settling in back home (along with readjusting to the Wisconsin weather) therefore I don't know how much reading and posting I will be able to do especially since I'll only have internet for a couple more weeks. So while I will try to get some reading done so I can schedule some posts for the month I can't make a guarantees.

If anyone is interested in doing any guest post or guest reviews in November email me at and let me know.

Teaser Tuesday October 30

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Arson - Estevan Vega

His eyes moved beneath the glaze and awe towards the scene about to explode.

Can I save them?
You're not awake.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dead Heat - Lisa Nowak Promo

Alex is a machine whisperer. He can tell what’s wrong with a broken-down car with a touch. But his gift can’t save him from the brutality of his meth-addict father. For two years, Alex experienced kindness through Cole, his mentor. Now Cole’s dead, and the violence in Alex’s life is escalating.

When Cole reappears as a ghost, Alex clings to the tenuous link. Then he learns Cole might’ve sacrificed his chance to cross over. Jade, the first girl to look beyond Alex’s past, assures him Cole can reach the Other Side—if Alex escapes from his dad. But a previous terrifying attempt has convinced Alex it’s impossible. Unless he can find the courage to try, his friend may be earthbound forever.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday October 19

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?

I don't think I have a "usual" genre that I read. I usually pretty open to everything as long as it sounds interesting. Historical fiction is probably the genre that I don't really read a lot, but when I do there is one series that I absolutely love which is the Bloody Jack series by L.A Meyer. It's not something I would have ever picked up on my own if it wasn't for some pushing from a friend that is really into historical fiction.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What's Next (10)

What's Next is a meme hosted by IceyBooks!
Here's how it works :
-Every Thursday select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
-Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
-At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

When one human stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of overcoming them in this coming-of-age modern fairytale may result in war between light and darkness.

Abandoned as an infant in Prague, naive and strong-willed Charlotte Ruzikova was raised by one of the last Vampires left alive. As a human, she knows no other home than the one nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe, where Witches drew spells of enchantment, Phasers threw tea parties, and Elves are the closest in kin. Charlotte has lived her life in the dark with her Guardian, content to having him to herself and reveling in his attention, until she's realizes she wants more...

Resident medical doctor and Vampire, Valek Ruzik fears the day his ward would come of age and blossom into a fine woman, and he is forced to confront his own motives as time is of the essence once his past catches up to him, and their lives become endangered...

As genocide and war threatens their secret society, the dictator in power is ready to wipe out Valek's race, but Charlotte will not allow that to happen. Fighting for the only one she's ever loved and truly believed in, she will do whatever it takes to save their love...before the sun comes up and light takes over.

Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It’s the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.

Natalie Holand’s life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn’t the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn’t know why. What she does know is that, whatever’s happening, it’s bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.

Because Will has a secret even bigger than Harrisburg’s, and there’s more to it than even he knows.

This fast-paced, action-packed first novel by veteran Hollywood screenwriter Temple Mathews takes the idea of high school as hell to a whole new level. Will’s story, part wish-fulfillment sci-fi adventure and part iconic hero’s journey with a side of budding romance, will appeal to teen readers of both genders.

I stood in the middle of the room, unmoving – I barely breathed. My life had just become surreal, impossible, and one enormous lie. I needed to go, to run somewhere, anywhere to beat back the reality that was rapidly closing in around me. The image of him was burned into my retina, flashing over and over again like a warning. He was trapped somewhere between human and decidedly not, and I realized that was my new reality.

I was too.

After the death of her parents, Ruby awakens from a lifetime of shadows and finds herself alone, thrust into a world of lies, deceit, betrayal and the supernatural.

As her quest for truth continues to come up short, she realizes that maybe some questions really are best left unanswered.

When her true identity is finally unveiled, she is forced to choose between two of the mysterious men who continually seem to crop up in her life.

She chooses poorly.

Now abandoned, Ruby must learn to call on the darkness within to survive, or spend a hellish eternity imprisoned because of it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

{Review & Giveaway} The Acropolis - R. K. Ryals

"We have a new assignment for you, Mr. Reinhardt."

These words are not comforting to me. At eighteen, I am a gargoyle who has been demoted because I broke the rules. Now I have a new mission, a new mark to protect. But I don't expect Emma Chase. I don't expect to question my own race. I don't expect to care for my own mark. And I am not prepared for what I find at The Acropolis.

This was an amazing story that was easy to get lost in. The characters are so well written it's not hard feel connected to them. The gargoyle element of the story was different and refreshing.

Conor Reinhardt is a gargoyle, a race of people sworn to protect the innocent, that has been demoted from guardian to escort with a new mission to escort hybrid half human half demon Emma Chase to The Acropolis, a school to train hybrids to control their demon powers. While Emma is unaware of her demonic parentage she is thrown into a world she never knew existed with powers she doesn't understand.

I loved the character development in this story, with Emma especially she goes from literally being afraid of everything to being quite a strong character. While Conor goes from being sure of his role in the world and having a clear view of what is good and what is evil to realizing sometimes the line between good and evil becomes a little blurred.

The story was fast paced with a lot of detail for a book that isn't very long. The ending had a cliffhanger that left me wanting more. The Acropolis definitely goes on my list of favorite books I've read this year.


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About the Author
I am a Native Mississippian who started writing in elementary school. I was a reserved child who threw away almost everything I wrote. Later, when I was older, I discovered the crumpled pieces of my work in a box in my mother's hope chest. When I asked her why she saved the work, she replied,
"What you considered trash, I considered genius."
It has been my motto ever since. My mother passed in 2005. She is missed.
I am the scatterbrained (no lie) mother of three, and I live in Mississippi with my husband and three divalicious daughters and a female shitszu (also a diva)named Tinkerbell. My poor husband!
Redemption is a three book series following young, brash Dayton Blainey. The first two books are now available on for kindle and in print.

Monday, October 15, 2012

{Review} Phantom - Laura DeLuca

The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday October 12

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

Q: What book do you think would make a great Halloween movie? Please explain in graphic detail of goriness…

The only thing that comes to mind, probably because it's fresh in my mind since I finished it earlier today is Phantom by Laura DeLuca, not so much because it's gory it's more of a psychological thriller type thing with some stalking and deaths. It has an overall creepy vibe to it with elements of The Phantom of the Opera, and even has a Halloween dance in it. I'll elaborate more as soon as I get the review up this weekend.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday October 5

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?

To slowly but surely take over the world! I have no ultimate goal, when I started this blog it was out of complete boredom from being a thousand miles away from everyone I knew and my son being in school, I had quite a bit of free time to fill. I do it for fun and if I ever get bored or frustrated with it I'll stop for awhile.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Bite of Magic Blast

Magic isn't a handful of sparkling dust, a star-topped wand, or a tame word captured on parchment.
It's alive. It has a mind of its own. And it's hungry.
To celebrate the release of Slippers of Pearl and Bitten: A Novel of Faerie, I'd like to offer a bite of magic to all those who love kidlit--and fairy tales in particular. There will be eleven winners and six different prizes available:
A Bite of Cobbler
Shoes, unlike magic, are predictable. They don’t change shape, bite, or alter a person’s destiny.
And that’s just how Faryn likes it.
But his Uncle Harvey has a bad habit of dying. While inconvenient, this hasn’t ever been a problem until now. Thanks to an evil witch and a poisoned apple turnover, Harvey is dead again—permanently this time.
As his uncle’s heir, Faryn has to give up shoemaking in order to accept and refine his magic.
Magic he never wanted.
Unwilling to let go of his dream, but unable to escape his destiny, Faryn combines the two and discovers a knack for making magical shoes. He also learns that turning a person into a goose is a lot easier than turning her back, and that he severely underestimated how much trouble magic can be.
The witch who killed his uncle is trying to control all the magic of the land, and it’s up to Faryn to stop her. If only he can get his magic to cooperate in time. 
an autographed copy of Slippers of Pearl
a magical pouch to keep it in
and a Slippers of Pearl bookmark
A Bite of Faerie
(Available October 2nd-ish)

Fourteen-year-old Cherrie Wilding stopped believing in fairies after her Grams had a stroke that left her a silent, empty stranger. But whether she believes in them or not, one of them bit her, and now the venom is spreading through her system and causing  . . . complications. Like an allergy to iron and a craving for milk.

It turns out that fairy venom has the power to turn mortals into small, winged versions of themselves. And it gets better. Grams's stroke was the result of her light—her fairy soul—being stolen. The fairy who bit Cherrie demands her to help steal Grams’s light back. 

As much as Cherrie wants to save Grams, her need to protect her older brother from the fairies and the rest of the real world wins out. Who knows what lurks in a world populated by winged menaces? But when the fairy talks Cherrie’s brother into going to the fairy realm, Cherrie mounts a rescue attempt to save him. To her surprise, it’s not her brother who needs rescuing—it’s the fairies. Someone is stealing their lights and imprisoning them, and it’s up to Cherrie and her brother to free them. But saving the fairies, keeping her brother safe, and returning home requires the help of the Phoenix. And the price for his aid doesn’t come cheap. If Cherrie wants to succeed, she must be willing to part with her greatest possession: her heart.
an autographed copy of Bitten: A Novel of Faerie
a faerie habitat
a Bitten bookmark
A Bite of Books
1 $25 Amazon Gift Card
Two Bites of Music
2 $15 iTunes Gift Cards
Six Bites of Braun Books Certificates
6 $10 gift certificates to Braun Books; redeemable in store or through Amazon
(A special thanks to Megan at Braun Books!)
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