Friday, September 19, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Raine by M.M. Roethig

Cover reveal for M.M. Roethig's debut novel, Raine, due to be released November 10, 2014 from Creative Prose Publishing! Without further ado, here it is:


Senior Raine Patterson is content with being invisible. That is, until the mysteriously handsome Kaden transfers to her high school, turning her world upside down. Drawn to him in ways she can’t understand, Raine finds herself falling for him, regardless of his harsh stares and mixed signals. When she discovers her hidden ability to control the elements, she finds herself the target of a madman, and Kaden is the only one who can help her. Can she trust him?
Kaden Williams has hated Elementals since losing his father to them as a young boy. Despite being Chosen to protect Elementals, Kaden’s turned his back on his duty, swearing to rid the world of them instead. Meeting Raine was no accident. His feelings for her throw him into turmoil and threaten his beliefs about Elementals. When Raine becomes the target of an unknown aggressor, Kaden is forced to decide which path he will follow.
As the struggle for knowledge unfolds and the beginning of a pending war looms closer, Raine and Kaden must lean on each other to discover the truth and survive.

Available November 10!



 About the Author:
Author M.M. Roethig is a ‘happily-ever-after’ author whose guilty pleasure is a swoon worthy romance. Growing up, she spent her youth on various Air Force bases in many different states, which encouraged her imagination and love of make believe stories with each new city, scenery, and situation.

Finally settling in Idaho, M.M. Roethig finished her schooling years and eventually met and married her very own Prince Charming. A recent move took her to Northern Colorado, a place she has instantly fallen in love with and embraced as her home. 

When she is not swooning over romance stories or writing, M.M. Roethig enjoys spending time with her husband and son who also call Colorado home. With two grown daughters and one son-in-law living in Idaho, she finds every excuse to travel back as much as possible.  

Other hobbies M.M. Roethig enjoys is running, photography, baking, watching her son swim, and cheering on the Denver Broncos.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Holy cow, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!

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WICKED Synopsis: 
 Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. 

 Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. 

 Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. 

 But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.   


Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.   




Monday, September 15, 2014

BOOK BLITZ - EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry


Release Date: 05/27/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.


West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.


Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.


Bonus novella included: Crossing the Line.


You can read my review of Take Me On HERE

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Excerpt from West’s Point of View

“Look, it’s me or them.” I motion toward the thugs with my chin. “And I’m telling you, I’m not the bad guy in this scenario.”
She laughs. And if it wasn’t such a beautiful sound, I’d be insulted.
“Because a guy driving an Escalade in this neighborhood is the equivalent of a Boy Scout.”
The right side of my mouth tips up. Did she call me a drug dealer?
“From the looks of you—” she glances at my knuckles again “—well, let’s just say you must have your own baggage and I’m not a baggage claim type of girl.”
“No, you’re the type that runs into traffic.”
She smiles and I like it. The anger racing through me moments before vanishes. I rub my jaw, then lean my hand against my open car door. Long light brown hair with waves, dark eyes that sure as hell suck me in as they sparkle, a tight body and a kick-ass attitude. Truth be told, I like more than her smile. Too bad I almost killed her by running her over. It’ll make asking her out awkward.
“Get into my car and I’ll drive you home.” I hold up both my palms. “I swear. No drive-bys on the way.”


Books in the series:
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Here is a teaser excerpt from Breaking the Rules

From Noah’s Point of View
I love how Echo molds her body around mine: head on my shoulder, her hair teasing my neck, her arms winding around my chest. I hug her and revel in her warmth.

About the Author:
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #76: Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla's life.

Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.

But her summer plans change when she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive... or survive.

Expected publication: October 14th 2014


Is it possible to want a book based solely on the first three words of a books description? I know it is. Because I do!! Lies, secrets, and magic... I really didn't need to read on, but I did and now I'm so excited for the time when I will have a copy of Chasing Power in my hands!
What book are you patiently waiting for the release of?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

REVIEW: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.





My Thoughts:

Ugly love becomes you. 
Consumes you. 
Makes you hate it all
Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren't even worth it. Without the beautiful, you'll never risk feeling this
You'll never risk feeling the ugly
So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.

I don't know why I'm blown away by Colleen Hoover's ability every time I read her latest release, but I am. I'm not talking about the specific aspects of the stories she writes, I'll get to that in a bit. I'm talking about her talent as an author. For me, she nails it every time. I'm always a little bit daunted when I go into writing my reviews for her books. To be honest, I've run out of words to describe how much I love what she writes. I think in my previous reviews I've called her writing perfection. I've called her the queen of New Adult. I've gushed over her characters. I've spouted words about the love I have for the swoony males that she writes. What words are there left for me to say? 

Ugly Love is told from both main characters point of views, but where Tate's voice is the present day, Miles goes back in time by six years. Six years to fill in the blanks about why he is the person he is today. Six years to build up to the complete and utter devastation that was delivered to him. Six years to fall completely in love with the boy he used to be, so that when that horrible blow came to him, you will feel all those six years of pain right along with him.

"I suppose if a man lived through the ugliest side of love, he might never want to experience it again."

I think Miles would be right up there as one of the most broken characters that I have read about. He has been ripped apart. Almost completely. He has endured what I think would be the worst kind of pain for a person to come back from, and so he is so closed off to anything that will make him feel. Even though he is still quite young, he was forced to deal with so many adult situations and incredibly painful experiences. It was heartbreaking to understand and comprehend.

I’m terrified to lose him for good, so I sell myself short and take what I can from him, even though I know I deserve better. 

There were times that I wanted Tate to speak up and voice her thoughts and feelings where Miles was concerned. She is an independent, intelligent woman, and she was slowly losing her spark. But then I couldn't fault Miles for that, because he was more than honest with Tate about what he was capable of giving her. But even though he was clear and honest with her about that, the heart doesn't understand that it's not allowed to fall in love, and fall in love Tate did. Will that love be enough to save Miles from his all encompassing pain?

I felt like Ugly Love stepped it up in the maturity level to Colleen's other books. There was a definite rawness and edge to it that her other books haven't contained. The writing was grittier and the storyline was heavier. But it still maintained the incredible beauty of words that Colleen Hoover is so good at writing. 

Ugly Love is the perfect title for this book. This is not a sweet, fun romance. You won't be swept along in a happy haze of emotions. But as with all of Colleen Hoovers books, Ugly Love will make you feel. It will make you question how you would react if you found yourself in those same situations that the characters find themselves in. You will without a doubt fall in love with Miles and Tate. 

I love the fact that Colleen Hoover has never failed to fill my heart. Whether it be with love, or pain, or heartache, or sadness, or happiness. This author gives me exactly what I want with every book she writes. And while Ugly Love was emotionally much harder to read, it was still as with all of Colleen Hoover's books, impossible to put down.

Another Stellar 5 Star Masterpiece From Colleen Hoover!!

Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Australia for sending me this to review.

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOOK BLITZ - EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Kids in Love (Saturn, #1.5) by Nikki Godwin

Title: Kids in Love (Saturn #1.5)
Author: Nikki Godwin
Date of Publication: September 7, 2014

Blurb: As one of the original Saturnites, Darby McMillon has been a longtime face of the fandom. From the days when the boys were just a YouTube band trying to gain fans up through their recent lockdown, Darby's channel - Darby's Daily Dose of Drama - was the "go to" spot for all things Spaceships Around Saturn. 

Until now, she's been trusted by most and envied by few, but her meet up with SAS girlfriend Chloe Branson shakes Darby's world. She learns quickly that when you're with the band, everything isn't always red carpets and music videos. 

And the closer she gets to her SAS crush Tate Kingsley, the closer she comes to losing her Saturnite status forever.

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KIDS IN LOVE EXCERPT 
A stampede of girls charge through the mall, running like a herd of zebras in the safari lands, dashing away from their predator and into a safe zone – which in this case, is Saturn. They scream in hysteria, pushing people aside and fighting with each other as they dart toward the stage. I don’t know how they got past all the security and law enforcement, but I don’t have time to process it.
In the midst of the craziness, Jules brushes past me, grabbing Aralie and moving out quickly. Tank shouts something toward the stage, and Benji slams into me trying to reach his bodyguard bestie. He doesn’t apologize or ask if I’m okay or even make eye contact. Instead, Benji latches onto Chloe’s shoulder and pushes her ahead of him, keeping her wedged safely between himself and Tank.
So this is how I’ll die? I’ll get caught in the crossfire and stampede of Saturnites, who are already angry with me anyway, while security rushes to save the precious Branson sisters and Benji Baccarini. If I ever felt VIP before, I’ve lost that status entirely. I wasn’t even important enough for security to grab on their way to safety. I’m just another crazy fangirl who’s been left behind for the mall security and local law enforcement to send home.
“What the hell?” Sydney shouts, bumping into me as girls push toward the empty stage. “How did they get in? And what the hell are we supposed to do now?”
She screams the words, but it’s almost useless. We’re jostled around in the crowd, even in our VIP wing. I could stab the idiot who didn’t secure whatever portal these crazy Saturnites crawled through. Not only did they ruin my first SAS show but they also proved my Saturnite worth, which is nothing.

Title: American Girl on Saturn (Saturn #1)
Author: Nikki Godwin
Date of Publication: August 29, 2013

Blurb: The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.

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Author Bio:
Nikki Godwin is a YA/NA/LGBT author. She can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. Her life goal is to meet David Desrosiers of Simple Plan. Her favorite pro surfers are Jeremy Flores, Gabriel Medina, and John John Florence. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

COVER REVEAL - EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Embers (The Wings of War #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins


There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evil rises.
Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two young men who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war—one that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil—and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.
Embers is a dark and gritty YA novel that’s the first book in the series, The Wings of War.

Ember
Sawyer sobered quickly.  The obvious hurt on his face made me regret my words.  
            “You’re right.  I’m a monster.  I won’t argue on that account.  But your kind isn’t squeaky clean either.  Just because your ancestors were arch angels doesn’t give you the right to police the world.”  His eyes narrowed. “Do you know how many humans have died from wars that Watchers caused?”
            “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I lied. 
            I was already suspicious about Watchers.  Ila scared the crap out of me sometimes with her demeanor and righteous words.
But Sawyer didn’t need to know that I questioned the Watchers myself.  His opinion didn’t count.
            When I turned back to him, ready to change the subject, I wasn’t prepared for the darkening of his already almost black eyes.  He leaned in closer and our breaths mingled.  In and out I breathed, allowing his familiar woodsy scent to fill my nose.  I know Sawyer.  Oh, I know him.
            Don’t do it, Ember.
            But I couldn’t stop.
            When he kissed me, my lips parted automatically. 
            Deep down, I wanted him, desired him madly, and had from the first time I’d seen him in my dreams. 
            And in that instant, I didn’t care that he was a Demon.

You can find more info on Ember HERE

Author Bio:
A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

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