Friday, March 21, 2014

My “Oh Crap it’s about to be (or already is) a movie and I haven’t read the book yet” List!!

My “Oh Crap it’s about to be (or already is) a movie and I haven’t read the book yet list!”
 (oh and also, I already own all of these books).

 So you can’t miss it lately, all these widely loved books that are being turned into major motion pictures. It seems like Hollywood finally figured out that the best writers are, well WRITERS. As books lovers we are ALL over these movies; critiquing the cast and any other bits of information we can gather from day 1! I blame it on Harry Potter, they set that bar super high!

So today, during my regular internet book pursing, I came across the recent list for YA books that are soon to be or already are movies. I realized that I have got some serious reading to do! I don't know how I got so far behind, I knew most of these movies were coming but I just never got around to reading the books. I HAVE been reading, just not any of these…..

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de le Cruiz

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

Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

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Title: Frozen
Authors: Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
Narrators: Phoebe Strole and Dan Bittner
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Source: library
Format: WMA
Length: 7hrs and 51mins
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Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cover Blast! Catherine by April Linder

I am super excited to be able to help spread the word about the new cover for the paperback edition of CATHERINE by April Lindner which will be available this August.

Review: Deeper by Robin York

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Publication Date:
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 When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.
West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.
They hang out, they talk, and they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.
When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Post #8

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Review + Dream Cast + Giveaway! Unsettled by S.C. Ellington

Unsettled Blog Tour

Title: Unsettled
Author: S.C. Ellington
Series: Unsettled #1
Publisher: Amazon Digital Additions Inc.
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
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After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t. 

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful.

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Title: Dare You To
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: May 28th 2013
Format: library e-book
Pages: 480
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If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....