Wednesday, February 27, 2013

COVER REVEAL..SQUUUEEEEL


SO as I am recovering from having all four wisdom teeth removed, I get this amazing email from one of my favorite authors and just about pass out from excitement!!! 
Jennifer Armentrout has a new book out for more of her adult crowd and is writing under the name J. Lynn.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jennifer Armentrout's writing, I have not read a book by her that I haven't loved
After finishing one of her books I am left bereft and wanting MORE!! I am usually screaming profanities at her and asking the GODS, WHY, WHY, WHY did this book end the way it did and WHY do I have to wait forever for the next ONE??? I am mad at Armentrout for about 3 minutes, then get over it and start my new book countdown ALLLL over again. 
If a book can make me feel this much emotions for ending, then I know I read an amazing book! If you have not experienced Jennifer Armentrout's writing yet I suggest you do it NOW!!!! You can start with this new book or go read her Lux and Covenant series!! You will NOT be disappointed!! 


So here you guys go. I hope all of you fabulous, sexy,book loving people enjoy this HOT ASS cover and go buy this book TODAY!!! 



What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?
J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT
“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES
I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?




Synopsis
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…
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 J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:


Thursday, February 21, 2013

SPECIAL SwOOoOOn Thursday

Since I am late in the Thursday SWOON worthyness, I made it EXTRA SPECIAL for all you FABULOUS people!!

I am totally RUSH crazy and just counting down the DAYS, HOURS, MINUTES until Never Too Far comes out!! So I decided to dedicate this Thursday's SWOooOON to Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

Hope you guys enjoy ;) and worth the wait...


Monday, February 18, 2013

Ten Tiny Breaths

I stayed up late finishing this book. I was told to read this book and I wouldn't regret it if I did...

Description from Amazon:

Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.
Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.
Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds.


Here are my thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and I definitely did not regret reading it and I will probably read it again in the future. I loved Kacey!! I am sure that if Kacey was a real person, her and I could be best friends because the things she would say would definitely be something I would say to someone or in a certain situation. She was smart, sassy, sweet, sarcastic and funny as HELL!! There were many times that I would be reading and then bust out laughing, scaring my poor husband out of a dead sleep! Kacey's life is anything but easy, she took on the responsibility of taking care of herself and her teenage sister, moved to Miami, and started a whole new life but the only problem is.. she can't let go of her past and what happened to her family, boyfriend and best friend in that car accident. She dreams about the accident every night to the point where she feels like she is drowning and has to be woken up. 
She meets Trent in Miami in the apartment complex that she lives in. She is instantly attracted to him and he seems very attracted to her. The only part of this book that I did not like was how fast the relationship evolved between Trent and Kacey. I think it needed more build up but I still loved them and the curve ball that the author put in the book was NOT expected but I wasn't surprised. It was worth staying up late reading and once you crack this book open you will be sucked right into it!!

I recommend this to anyone!!

Here are some TEASERS from the book...

"She shakes his hand quickly before recoiling as if she might get pregnant with the touch, her eyes avoiding anything to do with his half-open shirt and that gorgeous toned body underneath. I grin inwardly. My chaste Livie." page 76

"I should stalk over there and pee around his table to stake my claim. Wait...What?" page 92

""You hate me, don't you? You must hate me. I can't help it. I'm broken." Trent squeezes me close to him. "I don't hate you. I could never hate you. Give me your heart, Kacey. I'll take everything that comes with it."" page 179


I give this book a 4/5**** and YOU should buy it from Amazon..You will NOT regret it..


Miss Me Not

I saw so many people praising this book that I decided to buy it and see for myself how awesome it was.

Description from Amazon:

Miss Me Not is a beautiful story of self-discovery, forgiveness, caring, and love. 

Madison Hanson's past demons have given her a shadow of an existence with little hope. With the sudden tragic death of a fellow student, Madison questions her own life choices, and is now forced to evaluate everything she thought she believed in. When fate intervenes and partners her with Dean Jackson, a popular "all around good guy" from school, Madison gets a glimpse of a life that is filled with sunshine that has the power to break through the darkness she has cloaked herself in. 
With Dean's help, Madison discovers a desire to finally step out of the shadows, and embrace life and all its gifts.




My thoughts on this book:

I really like the overall theme/moral of this story. Bullying is a problem and I like how the author addressed this problem in this book. Not only was bullying addressed but forgiveness, religious persecution/hypocrites, and suicide was also addressed as well. I felt so sorry for the main character, Madison. She let her guilt eat at her and the fact that her mom could never find it in herself to forgive her daughter made it seem that much worse for Madison. I really enjoyed reading this book, it tugged at my emotions and left me thinking about it long after I stopped reading it. There were some aspects that I didn't like though. I thought that the situation between Madison's dad and her needed to be developed more and the relationship with Dean seemed a little rushed. But other than that the book was easy to read, definitely worth the read and I would recommend it. 

Here are some Teasers from the book:

"To anyone else, it was just a tree. To me it was a sanctuary. A place where shadow no longer mattered as they all melded together" Page 51

"Life was beckoning me. I could feel its insistence and enticement. At the moment, death was nowhere to be found" page 267

I give this book a 3.8/5*** and if you want to read it for yourself here it is from Amazon..


Friday, February 15, 2013

The Red Fox

I got the pleasure of being asked to review this novella from Kim Hunter called The Red Fox...

Here is the description from Amazon...

Leaf has a past. A reputation that dates back three generations; but she's also strong willed and determined to keep a promise she made long ago to the only person who ever cared for her. Despite her tragic home life, and her track-record with guys, she is determined to graduate her senior year. To do so she has to wrestle with those urging her to give up. Her experience in life tells her that guys are only looking for one thing from her, but when she meets someone new who wants to know her heart and not her body she faces a challenge harder than fighting to finish school--the challenge to believe he really is different and that what he says about her inner beauty really is the truth.

Jay has a dream he is determined to follow: His love for drawing portraits and his passion to express the inner beauty he sees in others. Despite his parent's pressure that he pursue studies in the medical field, he continues to pursue his passion for drawing. But other challenges in his life are not so easy to overcome. When his school life becomes unbearable because of bullying he transfers out of New York and moves in with his aunt and uncle in a small town that feels a million miles away. It's there he plans on finishing his senior year. It's there that he first meets Leaf, the Red Fox, and everything in his life changes.

A Teenage Romance That Can't Be Stopped.

He wants to help her see her pure inner beauty. She wants to help him discover his heart of courage. Between them stands an entire senior year, led by her recent ex-boyfriend, who are determined to keep them apart. But where fear is used to separate, love is embraced to overcome.


My thoughts on the novella:

I thought this novella was short, sweet and covered teenage issues that plague them daily. Hunter covered peer pressure, bullying and finding yourself when everyone around you believes something different about you. I feel that the character Leaf was developed but the other characters needed some work and more background information for them because I felt like they were lacking more characteristics and needed more depth to them. Other than the lack of character development it was a good story! It was kind of predictable but still easy to read and had a good moral to the story. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a short, easy read with good morals. 

I give this novella 3*** and you can buy it here for only $0.99

Thursday, February 14, 2013

SWOOONNN Worthy Thursday

Just in time for Valentine's Day... SWOOONNN Worthy Thursday 

This is how you do it

  • Grab your current/just read book 
  • Turn to a swoon worthy moment
  • Post it and make sure to provide details of where 
  • Make sure to let everyone know what books it is from so they can enjoy it as WELL


This swoon worthy moment comes from Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.. Have I said lately how obsessed with this book I am??

Location 4116 on the Kindle:
""You know I meant it. I am human. And male. And not remotely blind. Do you want me to say it again? You are distractingly even-if-that-is-not-a-real-word pretty. You are so pretty that I bullied Clay Whitaker into drawing me a picture of you so I could look at you when you aren't around. You are so pretty that one of these days I'm going to lose a finger in my garage because I can't concentrate with you so close to me. You are so pretty that I wish you weren't so I wouldn't want to hit every guy at school who looks at you, especially my best friend...More? I can keep going"".. I can keep going, but even as I say all of this, I know it's not quite true. She's not just distractingly pretty. She's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, and I want to touch her so badly right now that it's impossible to keep my hands from reaching out and doing it." 



I decided to make this longer in honor of Valentine's Day! If you haven't read this book by now I suggest reading it NOW!! Hope you sexies have a great DAY!!


Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my awesome, kickass, sexy, readers!!! 

Hope you are spoiling yourself or if you have someone spoiling you then I hope u are being showered with love.. If not then here a KISS and HUG from me to YOUU!! Did you feel the love??? Welllll if none of that worked then I hope you are curled up on the couch with one of your favorite books, drinking a nice glass of your favorite beverage and stuffing yourself full of your favorite treat!! That sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day to me!!


Here is my Valentine's Day to all of you because I LOVE all of YOU!!!!





Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday!!!!

Here is how this works:
  • Grab your current read. 
  • Open to a random page. 
  • Share two 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page, post the page number or location as well! 
  • Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others. 
  • Make sure to add the title of the book and the Author so others can enjoy the book as welll...
  • Remember it is meant to TEASE not PLEASE 


This lovely teaser comes from  Miss Me Not by Tiffany King 


Page 124: "Trust was a double-edged sword. It could give you hope, but it could cut you in an instant when it was broken"

I am already in love with this book!!


You really should buy it and see for yourself how awesome it is.. Here is a link from Amazon for your Kindle



Monday, February 11, 2013

The Sea of Tranquility...

I stayed up until 130am finishing a book that I could not put down until it was done!! It was so good I decided to talk about it today! I read Katja Millay's The Sea of Tranquility and if you haven't had the opportunity to read it yet, then I suggest you do it SOOOONNN!! Like.. right after you are done reading the current book you are on!

This is the description from Amazon...

 I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.
Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.
Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.


My Thoughts on The Sea of Tranquility...

This book sunk its teeth into me and I could not stop reading it from page one until the very end. We are inside Nastya's and Josh's head the entire book and we get to learn about each one from both perspectives. Nastya is one of my favorite chick characters because she seems so real and she expresses herself through her narration and the readers get a sense of how much pain and suffering she is going through on the inside, even if she doesn't express it to others on the outside. Josh is another character that I loved and I am glad the author made him so mature for his age because he wasn't considered a bad boy who needed saving from a good girl, he was like a perfect match to Nastya and it seemed like they were going to save each other. When you finally learn what happens to Nastya and the amount of anguish it has put her through, you are left feeling heart broken for her but hoping that she will eventually work through it because she really needs to learn how to work through the issues she has. All of the secondary characters are amazing too! I love each of them and so glad they were made into such strong characters as well! The only thing I didn't like was the way it ended (or the fact that it ended at all, I could have kept reading it forever) and I really hope Millay ended it the way she did because she is making a sequel.. That would be AMAZING!!! *Hint*HINT* even if the sequel is about the other characters aheemm Drew and Tierney ;) hehe.. 

Seriously you guys should read this book and fall in love with it as much as I did.. I promise you will NOT regret purchasing it!!! 


Here are some teasers, location from the Kindle:

"While other girls my age were thinking about homecoming dances, driving lessons, and losing their virginity, I was thinking about physical therapy, police lineups, and psychiatric counseling. I left the house to go to doctor's offices, not football games. I interviewed with police detectives, not the manager at Old Navy" Location: 1881

"I feel like grabbing my crotch and checking to see if my balls are still there, because I think they may be in her pocket and I need to get them back" Location: 1995

"Call me Sunshine again, and I will murder you, cocksucker" Location: 2909

"I like finding things no one else is looking for. Things that got lost or forgotten, shoved in a corner. Stuff I never knew existed. I don't even need to buy it. I just like to find it and know that it's there. That's the part I like" Location: 4018

"Sometimes I just forget how to breathe: Location: 4434

I give this book a 4.8/5 and here is where you can purchase it for your Kindle :)


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Colleen Hoover is AWEsome

She is giving away amazing Amazon Kindles AND 5 signed copies of Hopeless on paperback!!!!

Isn't that so amazing??!! 


All you have to do is go HERE to win an autographed copy of Hopeless 


Go HERE to enter to win a free Kindle!! 


You will have to do a little work to win them but it's as simple as typing and clicking!! 


So go and try your luck at winning one of these amazing prizes!! Make sure you tell her how AMAZING she is for doing this tooo!! 


Here is where to Pre-Order the paperback and it's only $8.61..That is a SPECTACULAR deal!! 


Saturday, February 9, 2013

One of those "ehh it's ok" books

I saw that Awakened by Brenda K Davies was free so I took a chance and decided to download it. I have to say that ever since read Twilight, I haven't read another vampire book that I enjoyed like I enjoyed Twilight. I also have to learn not to compare every vampire story to Twilight...



Here is the description from Amazon: 

Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity. Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?


What I thought..

I really got sucked into the characters and the plot of this book from the beginning but as I kept reading I actually started to get annoyed with it. I liked Sera and Liam from the start but I did not like how quickly they fell in love with each other.. It was like they met at a party, two weeks later they are professing their love to one another. There wasn't much build up to it and I NEEEED the build up or else it is just cheesy to me.. The book was very easy to put down and I probably could have stopped reading it all together if I was a cheater but I trudged on like the good reader that I am. But by the end I was left frustrated with the entire thing. The one guiding light to this book was the holy hot vampire sex scenes!! Even though the author used really weird adjectives to describe certain ummm "aspects", I still thought the sex and make out scenes were HOT!! Other than that the book was just ok and it might be amazing for other people but I just didn't enjoy it like I thought I would. 


I give this book a 2.8/5 and if you want to try it for yourself you can get it here from Amazon:



Friday, February 8, 2013

Kicking Eternity

This sweet, sweet author asked me to read one of her novels and I took her up on her offer! I just finished it tonight and wanted to tell you guys about it...

The novel is called Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee Miller

Description from Amazon
Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble: Cal Koomer. She’s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal’s surfer six-pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her.

The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine’s ivory skin, high cheek bones, and internal sparklers behind her eyes, but falling for her would caterwaul him into his parents’ life. No thanks. The girl was self-righteous waiting to happen. Mom served sanctimony like vegetables, three servings a day, and he had a gut full.

Rec Director Drew taunts her with “Rainey” and calls her an enabler. He is so infernally there like a horsefly—till he buzzes back to his ex.

Raine’s brother tweaks. Her dream of Africa dies small deaths. Will she figure out what to fight for and what to free before it’s too late?

For anyone who’s ever wrestled with her dreams.

My View 
I would like to admit that this book wouldn't be something I would normally read but I was pleasantly surprised in how much I enjoyed it. It was very spiritual and I do not get into religious debates or talk about religion to anyone because I believe it is a very personal subject and this book aligned with my sentiments as well. 
Cal is a preacher's son who I instantly felt like he was lost and didn't know whether to believe everything he was taught growing up or branch out to other religions to see if there was more out there. 
Raine always believed in her spirituality and she taught it to others at the camp. Even though she enjoyed her work she wanted desperately to get away to Africa because she felt that was God's will for her and she wanted to follow it but also wanted to escape from her past. 
Drew also believed in his spirituality and he tried to follow what God had planned for him but he was stuck in the past and in order to move forward he needed to confront his past demons. 
Each main character was trying to find their way in life and in their beliefs, whether to move forward or go backwards, believe in what they were taught or find their own way. Each of these situations have come up in almost everybody's life and I feel like the author did a great job portraying the uncertainty that life can throw your way sometimes. These characters felt more real and even the secondary characters each played an important role in this novel and I liked them as well. I would suggest this book to anyone who believes in God or who may even be on the fence. But if you do not believe then this book is not for you. 

I give this book a 3.9/5 and if you want to check it out, it's FREE just go here and DL it to your Kindle: 

Taking Chances...

I just finished Taking Chances by Molly McAdams.. I had many emotions while reading this book...


I would like to start off by saying I HATE LOVE TRIANGLES!!! As exciting as love triangles can be, sometimes I am screaming in my head "OK PICK SOMEONE ALREADY".. I do not like people who are back and forth, up and down, sideways, backwards, inside out....Ok u get the point...  I like my characters strong, confident, don't take shit from anyone around them. I especially like characters that are weak and not amusing in the beginning of the book and then grow to be strong, confident, individuals by the end. That is what I got from Harper...

Harper is a shy, recluse, military kid who grew up with only a non-emotional Marine father. Her mother died when Harper was born and it has been her and Sir ever since (yeah she doesn't even call her dad, dad, it's only sir). She was home-schooled and was never allowed to wear women's clothing, not only that, she was brought up with a bunch of jarheads that pretty much raised her and taught her everything she knew. After she graduated she wanted to go to school that was far away from her childhood home in North Carolina so she opted to go to San Diego State University. Her roommate at SDSU is Breanna, a spunky, courageous, confident girl who Harper immediately envies for the way she carries herself. Breanna and her become instant friends because Harper wants to be more like her and Breanna pretty much gets along with anyone. We go on a journey with Harper and watch her grow. She loves Brandon but also loves Chase, as a reader you can't decide which one to root for because you begin to love each character.

I didn't like this book until towards the end, when I really began to love it. This is the first book with a love triangle that I didn't want to throw against the wall. I hated Harper in the beginning but she grew on me like gentle green moss growing on the side of a tree. And eventually instead of looking at how ugly I thought the moss was, I began to see the artistic view of the moss and how adaptable and beautiful the moss is and by the end I was rooting for Harper and loved her strong, independent self!

I give this book a 4/5 and recommend this book to anyone who loves a Love Triangle =)!!



Here check it out on Amazon

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SwOoOOOoN ThursDAY...

Woke up thinking that it was Friday because my daughter has a three day weekend... see I never know what day of the week it is!! So I am late on posting my swooonn for the day....

Post a moment from a book you are reading or just got done reading that makes you swoooonn your pants off..

Here is my SwOOoOOoooN moment from Up To Me by M. Leighton:


Page 275 Cash:

"Her body beckons me like a warm bath on a cold night. Her soul beckons me like a refreshing oasis in the dry desert. And her heart beckons me like a safe harbor beckons a lost ship"

Yummmy, delicious, Cash can make any girl SwOoOOnnn!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TeAsEr TuEsDaY!!!!!

Pick TWO lines out of a book you are currently reading or just finished reading and post it!! Just make sure you do not give away any plot spoilers and ruin it for others, this is meant to TEASE not PLEASE ;)!!!



This lovely teaser comes from Up To Me by M. Leighton....It is a popular highlight but when I read it I about pissed myself from laughing so hard...

Page 13:
Cash: "My hard-on isn't a problem anymore; the sound of Marissa's voice took care of that. In fact, it almost gave me a damned vagina"




Join in on the fuuuunnn... Post your teaser!!!