Thursday, February 28, 2013

Author Interview: Inked by an Angel

Inked by an Angel (The Cupid Chronicles#1)
 by  Shauna Allen
Synopsis: (goodreads)
Jed Gentry is doing just fine, thank you very much, running his tattoo studio in Austin, Texas. So what if people think he’s a bit on the surly side? He’s been burned by his ex who sticks around to torture him and he lives with a family heartache that he’d rather not talk about. But he’s got a thriving business, his dream car, and good friends. Not much to complicate things. At least, not until she walked in…
Kyle O’Neill has had it with being the sheltered daddy’s girl at the family accounting firm and is ready to spread her wings and fly on her own for the first time. Unfortunately, it seems she’s about to fall flat on her face when her first and only client is – gulp -- a tattoo artist! Her country club upbringing certainly hasn’t prepared her for this place or the sizzling attraction her traitorous body feels for the grumpy owner.
But there is a Divine conspiracy at work here pushing these two together. And they are hell bent on bucking the Heavenly plan all the way. Luckily, their angel is a true believer and pulls every trick he knows from under his halo to make this a match made in Heaven.
Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?
Today on the blog is Shauna Allen, the author of Inked by an Angel here to answer some questions about her newly released novel.
1. When did you first come up with the idea for "Inked by an Angel?"
I think it was sometime around October of 2010. I was housesitting my parent’s home in the beautiful Texas Hill Country where I can always get a lot of great writing done in the peace and quiet. I was in a state of almost meditative free-writing and just letting whatever wanted to come out of me flow freely. That’s when the prologue came, including that all powerful ending line, “The Angel made me do it.” I remember sitting back thinking, ‘Now what?’ An angel? Who? Where? Uh oh. Well, I gave it some thought, then I built my entire story and my entire series around that one line of dialogue.

2. What made you decide to make the book into a series instead of a stand alone?

I’ve always loved series. I really love being able to follow characters I love through several books, and seeing what happens to characters I loved even though they aren’t the central protagonists anymore. It’s fun…like keeping in touch with old friends! Plus, I thought my angels were fun and they needed more than one story. So far, the readers have agreed! J

3. Which character was easier to write, Kyle, Jed, or Michael?

Easiest? Well, I dunno about that. Believe it or not, it wasn’t my heroine, even though I’m a girl. I really had to stretch to dig deep into her internal conflict and make her three-dimensional. I don’t know why, but I’ve always preferred the male point of view. And though Michael was a ton of fun, I guess I’d choose Jed. Though I also had to dig deep, I knew him the best from the get-go so he wasn’t as difficult to write.
4. Will we be seeing any of the characters from "Inked by an Angel" in the Sequel?
Absolutely! I wouldn’t have it any other way! That’s what sequels are all about! Jed and Kyle will be there, plus the angels, and a few new characters, too!
5. Do you have any tattoos that were represented in your book?
 
Well, I will admit to having some tattoos, and to loving them on a man, but I don’t have any from the book. Jed’s specialty is dragons, and that’s not very feminine, I’m afraid. But, Michael does angels and I do have a pair of angel wings. Does that count? J

6. As a writer, who did you relate to more when you were writing your characters?
I believe it is a true mix of all three of my characters in my personality. Michael’s spirituality calls to me, as does Kyle’s inner insecurities. But, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I bonded the most with my hero, Jed.

7. I noticed travel was a big part in this book, is that also true in your life?
Somewhat. Not to the same places, but my parents are world travelers as my father is American and my mother is Australian. They married in New Guinea and traveled the world before they settled in Texas. I’ve vacationed and/or lived in Seattle, Panama, San Francisco, Western Australia, Mexico, Bahamas, Texas…and a few others!

8. What made you want to postpone the emotional stuff until the very end?
I don’t know if that was necessarily an intentional decision on my part, so much as what felt natural to my characters. But they definitely had specific character arcs to accomplish before they could find their happily-ever-after and that included dealing with their ‘emotional stuff’ – even if it was hard!

9. Is there a particular song or soundtrack or anything like that, that you played while writing this novel?
Most definitely! I am one of those writers who must have her trusty iPod to write. I figured out that I am more creative with my tunes going in the background. Every character and/or book I write has a song, usually very early on in the writing process. In the case of Inked by an Angel, each character has a playlist, which you can check out on my website, www.shaunaallen.com under the Fun Stuff tab and Meet my Characters. But, by far, the song that got me through many days of writing this novel was Jed’s song, Never be he Same by Red. The video is there if you wanna have a listen—it’s awesome!

10. What would you say was your favorite scene to write?
You’re asking me to narrow it down to just one?  Wow.  That’s almost like picking my favorite child!  LOL. Well, there’s the big meet, the intro of all the angels, the multiple scenes of sexual tension between Kyle and Jed, the black moment when Jed thinks he’s lost her to her ex-fiancé . . .

But I think I’ll go with the scene at a restaurant in the Texas Hill Country.  Their matchmaking cupid,
Michael, has finagled a scheme to get them away alone, and they are finally making some headway in their confusing feelings for each other. Well, sort of . . .


“So, Muffet,” Jed asked with a tip of his beer in her direction, “did you enjoy fishing today? You did pretty darn good, after I baited your hook.”

Kyle sipped on her second margarita of the night. She was parched after their day out on the water. And she was fairly certain this Mexican restaurant was skimping on the tequila because she wasn’t feeling any of the warm fuzzies she usually did when she had a drink. And she always stopped at one. She knew her limits and she was a lightweight. “I had a good time. Did you?”

He munched a chip loaded down with salsa. “I would’ve had a better time if you hadn’t caught the bigger fish,” he said with a grin.

“Such a man.”

“You know it.”

Yes, she did know it. That was the problem. She sipped her drink. The waiter served their food on sizzling platters, giving Kyle a welcome diversion from her wandering, hormonal thoughts. 

Well, that's that. I want to thank Shauna for stopping by the blog today to answer some questions about her amazing book!! Want to know what I thought of Inked by an Angel? Check out my review HERE!

Book Trailer: 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Wait for You


Hey peeps! It's that time again where Jennifer Armentrout has another awesome book being released. As per the usual I've been dying to see this cover since I heard about the book and have been seeing the relentless teasers online. 

Now if you don't know Jen has a sneaky way of releasing books when I have midterms or finales... her books always win out not surprisingly and I'm pretty sure she does this on purpose. I mean come on...Cursed came out during midterms last semester for me, and Opal during finals. Now Wait for You is being released the week I have midterms again.

Truth be told always worth it and btw this story is totally stalling you from seeing the cover so without further ado...

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?

Ta Da!!!!
Beautiful isn't it? Super swoon!!!
 
This was my reaction to when I saw it:
 

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.

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.

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?

Some things are worth experiencing…

Some things should never be kept quiet…

And some things are worth fighting for…

Amazon
Amazon!!!
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble!!!
 
 
About one of the sexiest best authors eva!!!
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:

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout

Facebook
:

http://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout

Website:
http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/


How about we see that cover ONE. MORE. TIME?
Swoon swoon swoon....this book needs to come out now..cuz sweet holy heaven in the clouds I am dying with anticipation..

Let me know what you think of the cover!!!

Review: Touched

Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson
Book Info:
Copy: Paperback 
343 pages
Published by Kensington Teen 
Release Date: November 27th 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Book Link: Book!
Author: Corrine Jackson

Synopsis:
Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll be coming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.
 
 Book Trailer:
 
 
My Review:
You know those books that you just fall head over heels in love with? The ones that other people may not like and all you can think is: "I don't give two craps!"? Well this is one of those books for me.
 
Where to begin...
 
Remy O' Malley has had an impossible life. Her mother married an abusive man and the abuse doesn't just center around her mother getting beaten down, Remy is often hurt too. What may seem as an upside is that Remy can heal people when she touches them. Not always when she wants to but can. When her mother takes a hit, Remy heals her and takes the injuries on as her own.
 
One night when Remy's abusive stepfather is home and takes the abuse too far, Remy ends up in the hospital and so does her stepfather.
 
When Remy's real absentee father finally shows up he takes one look and her and decides he's taking her to live with him. Both relieved and bitter Remy moves to Blackwell Falls with her father and his new family. That's when she meets Asher Blackwell.
 
Asher Blackwell is the supposed bad boy in town. He drives a motorcycle and while has many friends keeps to himself. Remy feels an immediate connection to him and feels that he's different, just like her, only not. When instances keep bringing them together and Asher reveals he knows what Remy is, she's even more intrigued by him.

When a call informing Remy that her mother is on her death bed, she goes to the hospital to see her, feeling guilty about leaving her mother alone with Dean. When Remy tries to heal her mother, she wakes up and with her dying words tells her that her mother has a journal for her. Not until Remy gets home after another near death attack with Dean does Remy realize what and who she is, and what Asher is.

When the truth is finally revealed Remy and Asher realize that what and who they are, their powers could pose a danger to everyone they love.

Epic right? Well I thought so. Alright let's start with characters.

Remy, well Remy at first I thought she was going to be a difficult character to like. I mean years of abuse and little love will make a person hard. But Remy is an awesome character, she's caring and loving to a fault, she has a lot of problems with trust and with feeling self worth. I loved her though. She's a strong female protagonist who I just couldn't help but like. She's loyal, and I don't know she just seems like the kind of character that's easy to understand. Her life is tough but I think she had amazing character growth throughout the book that made her all the more amazing as a character.

Asher is yummy. I could lick him seriously. I like when I found out how old her really is because it's obvious he's not eighteen and I loved that he stayed true to his character. He's old fashioned, and sweet, and well spoken. Pretty much almost every girls dream. While Asher seems like a ars sometimes, it's easy to tell it's because he cares. 

Remy's and Asher's family are awesome. There are times you'll love them, times you'll hate them, but all in all they're both great. I loved Lucy, and Gabe, and Ben. Those were honestly my three favorite characters in the book besides Remy and Asher. Oh and Remy's friends were pretty amazing too, wish they were in the book more but hopefully in the next few books.

Touched is honestly nothing like I have ever read before. There is so much suspense, and I just love how Corrine Jackson wrote the story in a way where the suspense builds and builds, killing you until the last second and even then it's never over. I loved the romantic moments in this story, and the family moments, and just all of it. This book will definitely be one of those books I will cherish for a lifetime.
 
Favorite Quote:
"What did my brother say to you, Remy?" 
I had to swallow the lump in my throat to speak as I remembered Gabe's warning. "I don't want to hurt you."
He dropped his hands and cursed. At least, I thought he cursed. He spoke rapidly in another language. I blinked, waiting for him to run out of steam and was impressed by how long it took for him to run out of words. "I'm going to kill Gabe."
I didn't realize he'd switched to English for a moment. A smile lifted the corners of my lips against my will. "What language was that?"
His voice tightened in anger. "Welsh, French, and Spanish."
I whistled. "Not enough curses in one language?"


 
 
Oh and P.S. Although I do like this cover.... I love the German cover even more. I mean just look at it!








About the Author:
Corrine Jackson (pronounced Cor-een) is a young adult author repped by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency. Her debut young adult novel, If I Lie, will be published by Simon Pulse (August 28, 2012). Touched, the first book of her young adult paranormal romance trilogy, will be published by Kensington/KTeen (November 27, 2012).
Once upon a time, Corrine worked as a graphic designer before she switched to account management at one of the country’s top marketing agencies. She has a deep and abiding love for Anthropologie and intends to move into her nearest store when the employees aren’t looking and/or she can get her hands on a key (which she expects to find in one of their bins).
An education addict, Corrine has attended eleven different colleges, has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. A recipient of a West Chester Poetry Conference scholarship, she is also the former Editor-in-Chief of two literary magazines, including Statement (CSU, Los Angeles) and Dash (CSU, Fullerton). A member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators), RWA, YARWA, and AWP, she has mad skills in the kitchen, especially when it comes to pies and cupcakes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #13

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly blog posting hosted by the blog Should Be Reading.
How to do it:
  • Grab your current read
  • Flip to a random page, and share a random teaser(s) from the book that aren't too spoiler-y
This weeks teaser comes from:

Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson
Synopsis: (goodreads)
Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll be coming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.

  
Teaser:
"Go ahead and go. We'll talk another time, Healer."
Knowing we would not talk again, I nodded and handed him his jacket.
Perhaps that would have been the end of it if Lucy hadn't called my name again mere feet away where a grouping of trees hid her from view. The light from the bonfire flickered over my burnt hand when I turned toward her voice.
Asher's breath rushed out in an angry hiss,  and I knew I was busted.

That's my teaser this week, what's yours? 

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

Happy Monday everyone!!! I have been freaking lazy ALL last week. No lie I took about 6 hour naps after class, woke up, ate some food and went back to sleep. Yeah...lazy lazy lazy. Anyway hoping to do a lot better this week and maybe spice things up a tad. 8)

Last Week:
 Read but not reviewed...: Losing It by Cora Carmack!
















Read & Reviewed Order of Dimensions by Irene Helenowski. I got this book last year at the end of October for a review request to give you a bit of insight on just how far behind I am with my review requests. I am kinda sorta catching up and have gotten a lot of them done but it's still slow. Anyway if you  are interested in reading my review of this book you can go-->HERE










I finally finished reading the Caster Chronicles. After going to see the movie I was like OMG I have to read the last book now. So I finished it and am happy to report that I totally enjoyed this book a lot more after I saw the movie. I get a lot of the humor in this last book than I did in the other books after seeing a take on the southern humor live. So...I suggest you see the movie cause it's awesomesauce and check out these awesome books. Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4) by Kami Gracia & Margaret Stohl. 








This week:
Reading this currently and hoping to get a review up by Wednesday! Crossing my fingers. Faded (The Faded Trilogy #1) by Chloe Miles














I received a copy of this book a while back when the author asked my to review another book from her and had got a bunch of other books before I got this one so I am officially getting to this book! Yay me almost four months later. 8(
Five Shades of Vampire: How I Became A Vampire's Mate by P. Bayliss











Multiplayer by Tom A. McFerson. Got this for review...in November it looks like...oops. Well hopefully will be getting that done by the end of the month 8)















Saturday, February 23, 2013

Review: Gates of Paradise

Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) 
by Melissa de la Cruz
Book Info:
Edition: Hardcover 
355 pages
Published by Disney-Hyperion 
Release Date: January 15th 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance
 
Synopsis:(goodreads)
Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael—Jack and Mimi Force, as they are known in the Coven.

Or so he thinks. Even as Lucifer assigns Jack and Mimi the tasks of killing their true loves, the Force twins secretly vow to defeat the Dark Prince once and for all. But how far will Mimi and Jack go to conceal their real loyalties?

Meanwhile, former vampire Bliss Llewellyn has joined forces with Lawson, the greatest wolf of the underworld, to free his people from their imprisonment in Hell. As they struggle against impossible odds, an ancient message, woven into the very fabric of time, reveals just how much depends on the success of their mission.

Lucifer seeks the key to the Gate of Promise, and when Schuyler is taken captive and delivered straight to Hell, she must make an unthinkable choice—the same one the archangel Michael was forced to make during the Crisis in Rome. Will Schuyler find the strength to do what he could not?

The epic, heartbreaking Blue Bloods series comes to a close with this final novel about staggering courage, unbearable sacrifice, and the immortality of true love.

Official Book Video:

My Review:
And so the magical and amazing blue blood series that Melissa Cruz created has finally reached the end. Have to say when I finally realized the series I have come to love so much has ended I was both excited and heart broken. I knew eventually this series would have to end and I loved every minute of this series.

Schuyler Van Alen is celebrating her first New Year marries, without her lover Jack. After he disappeared she vowed to keep searching for any and every clue she could find to stop Lucifer for breaching the gates of Heaven and to finish fulfill her destiny, to lead all the blue bloods back home. Too bad finding a lead is like pulling teeth for the blue bloods want nothing to do with the upcoming war with Lucifer. The once great army of Heaven has fallen and they are nothing more than shadows of their former glory. When Schuyler hears a rumor that she has a living family on her fathers side left she pays them a visit hoping for answers.

Meanwhile Mimi and Jack are continue trying to get back into the Dark Princes good graces they are sent on a mission to destroy the ones they love once and for all. While Mimi tries to warn Kingsley about the upcoming threat she knows one misstep could mean both hers and Jacks death.

Bliss's life continues to become more and more complicated. When truths are revealed about Lawson and Ahramin that breaks the group apart. When the group finds out they can't travel between dimensions and that they've lost a whole year, they all must work together to find out where the rupture in the timeline is, and how to fix it.

When everything is said and done it is left to Schuyler to make the hard choice between what is right and her heart. The amazing conclusion of Blue Blood will leave you breathless until the very end.

First off let me just say I am so in love with this cover! Honestly my favorite one so far no lie. Second, holy freaking crap this book was awesome. I need to read the entire series over again. I can't believe it's finally over. I have to say while I try not to have a lot of high expectations regarding books, I had some pretty high ones for the conclusion of the series I have loved so much. Needless to say Melissa did not disappoint and I couldn't have asked for a better ending.
 
 
 
About the Author:
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feature & Follow #21

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me, promise! 

Q: We always talk about books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?

 A: Lately I have been broke arsed poor. No freaking lie. 

 Over winter break I did give a whole bunch so I'll share that. I gave one of my best friends my copy of Fated (The Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel and Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick. I also got another friend a copy of The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong.  I gave My absolute best friend and I have to say this before so here it goes: Her sister wanted ALL oh my HON (House of Night) books by P.C. & Kristen Cast. I had all the books from the handbook to the guide to the tenth book to the novella's. So I boxed them up and brought them to her. I also got my love and his mom a copy of the newly released Stephen Colbert book: America Again and I got my mom a book but honestly I have no idea what it was...actually I think I got her two...oh goodness....


      Well that's it. What did you give recently?

Swoon Thursday #11

Swoon Thursday is a weekly blog posting hosted by YA Bound
How to do it:

From the book you are currently reading from or just finished. Then state which part of the book made you swoon. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know.
This weeks swoon worth moment comes from the book: 

Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Synopsis: (HERE)

Swoon:
"Then I propped myself up on my elbows, because Lena was really there, and I didn't want to miss  second of it.
The way she moved, the tilt of her head, and the soft lilt of  her voice-she was perfect, full of life and beauty."

*Sigh* I'm not too far into this book but who doesn't love Ethan and all his country southern loving?

That's my swoon, what's made you swoon this week?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review: Order of Dimensions

Order of Dimensions by Irene Helenowski 
Book Info:
Type: E-book
318 pages
Published by Irene Helenowski 
Release Date: September 14th 2012
Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis:(goodreads)
When Jane Kremowski first began her graduate studies in physics at Madison State University in Wisconsin, little did she know where her work would take her. Now, she is embroiled in a multitude of dimensions all leading to different outcomes. She and her colleagues therefore must act wisely in order to take and keep away the Order of Dimension from falling into the wrong hands for the sake of her loved ones.


My Review:
Received a copy for an honest review.

Jane Kremowski is one of the smartest physicists at Madison State University. Having created a device with her partner Mike they've made it possible to travel to different dimensions. While the device seems to be a great tool for human advancement in the future, a lot of people are looking to use the tool for their own personal gain. 

When Jane's conference goes all wrong, she's taken to a different dimension, one where she's married to the criminal mastermind Anton Zelov who is quickly working his way towards taking over all the dimensions and getting rid of anyone and everyone in his way.

With this understanding Jane realizes with the help of the rebellion that she must stop Anton no matter the cost. When things seem to go better Jane knows that Anton will not stop until he gets everything he wants, no matter the cost to anyone else. 

With multiple dimensions to save, and Anton becoming more and more sinister it soon becomes clear that the entire world s in danger, and if the dimensions are not protected carefully, all the dimensions could fall prey to the evil that wished to control them all.

Hm..what to say about this book. Well, for starters this book is a lot different than anything I've ever read. Many times, I think due to the formatting that I wasn't sure what was truly going on. That being said the story through most of it was interesting because I knew that the twists and dimensions jumps wouldn't be over until the very end. I have to say while many parts confused me to the point where I kind of had to reread a couple times, the story wasn't too bad. There was some humor and a lot os suspense. Hope you all check out this original book.

Like my review? Let me know by commenting! Promise I'll comment back.

Rating: 2.5 Bats

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Reaper's Property (Reaper's MC #1)

Book Info:
Title: Reaper's Property
Series: Reaper's MC #1
Edition: e-book 
240 pages
Published by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
Release Date: January 9th 2013
Author: Joanna Wylde
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction
Synopsis: (goodreads)
Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.

Maybe.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave.

 My Review:
 Well holy heck this book completely rocked my world. I could not put it down except when I went to sleep and even when I woke up this book was the first thing I thought about. Loved this story.

Where to begin...

Marie has just left her ex-husbands after the physically abused her to go live with her brother in the family trailer. She's finally free to live her life when Horse and some other MC Reapers come knocking looking for her brother. Marie can tell right away that her brother is into some dark businesses for these men, and knows they're dangerous.

Despite all that Marie can't help but fall hard for Horse, with his tattoo's, motorcycle, crude language, and hot as heck body. To top it all off he's been gifted with huge...assets. Even though Horse enrages her most of the time, she loves the sight of him.

After many months of the Reapers stopping by with her cooking for them she comes home one day to find Jeff, her brother beaten, bloody, and with a gun pointed at his head. Horse makes her a deal that if she refuses will kill Jeff, literally. If Marie agrees to go with him, say at his house, and let him f*ck her whenever and wherever he'll agree to let her brother live, at least for a little while longer.

Marie of coarse agrees and while Horse and her have some major issues, the sex is amazing. Marie gets introduced into the world of the Reapers and despite the danger she finds a family with all of them. Just when things start to go great, the Reapers find out Marie might be in danger and that's the fault of Jeff. Now it's up for Marie to decide what's more important, her family or her heart.

Honestly even though there were some truly graphic scenes in this book, as well as some crude sexist language I have to say I still totally loved it. I loved the Old Lady dynamic and how the men completely loved there women and were never unfaithful to them. The Sweet Butts..just gross. Seriously gross.

Freaking loved this book. Am dying for the second. Loved the entire book!! Ah can not stop gushing. I loved Marie, and Horse, and well everyone. The Reaper world not a place I would like to live in but honestly it's super awesome. The writing in this book was just phenomenal and could not help but love it. Horse I swear is freaking hot as all hell. Yum, I had to say I totally agree with Marie of the way he was making me feel. *sigh* Was sad to see this book end. I loved the ride this story took me on. I never knew what was going to happen and my emotions were like a roller coaster throughout the entire story. Can not express how much I loved this book. Hope everyone picks up a copy!!!!

Favorite Quote:
"I glared at him and he smirked. "Still got a sweet butt though."
I went from annoyed to pissed.
"Don't call me that," I snapped. "I don't like it."
"I know," he replied. "That's why I do it. You're cute when you're pissed. Kind of like a wet kitten, gets me hard.""
 

Teaser Tuesday #12

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly blog posting hosted by the blog Should Be Reading.
How to do it:
  • Grab your current read
  • Flip to a random page, and share two random teasers from the book that aren't too spoiler-y
This weeks teaser comes from:

Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack

Synopsis: (goodreads)
Virginity.

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

Teaser:
"What? Just because I can't have you right now, doesn't mean I'm okay with him having you."
My brain tripped over that right now phrase again, but I forced my thoughts away from it. "I'm going to pretend that you didn't just refer to me like property being owned." 
"Can't we own each other?" 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #20, Spoiler Sunday #4, & Weekly Recap

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly blog post hosted by Tynga's Reviews to share what books you've bought this past week. 
 The Ruining by Anna Collomore
Synopsis: (goodreads)
Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she falls in love with the Cohens, especially with Libby, the beautiful young matriarch of the family. Life is better than she ever imagined. She even finds romance with the boy next door.

All too soon cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. She's blamed for mistakes she doesn't remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she's always being watched. Libby, who once felt like a big sister, is suddenly cold and unforgiving. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?

The Ruining is a complex ride through first love, chilling manipulation, and the terrifying depths of insanity.
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
 by Richelle Mead
Synopsis: (goodreads)
 In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.
 
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
It's Me Again:
That's it for this week but I'm ubber excited about these! What did you stack your shelves with?
Hiya everyone! So remember at the beginning of the year when I said I wanted to start a meme? Well here it is, mustache and all. I wanted a meme that would kinda help me more or less find out more about books. I notice when I see spoilers places I get super excited about the book and want to read it more. Also, I have a lot of friends that love spoiling the ending for themselves by reading the last page. It's a tad like Teaser Tuesday but I want the teaser to be..spoilery!

How it Works:

  • Take the last book you finished
  • Go to a scene you found particularly awesome and spoilery
  • Or the last line or two of the book
  • Please do Not give away the ending, story line, or anything that would ruin too much of the surprise
  • Please tag my blog somewhere in the posting
  • Leave a comment with a link so I can check out yours
 Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins
Spoiler:
"Why did she leave?" he asked. His expectant expression told me he knew the answer.
"She saw, Jay."
He shut his eyes, stricken. "I didn't mean for that to happen. Marna is like, way out of my league, you know? I never expected...I just wasn't thinking." He rubbed his forehead.
Everyone cheated, according to Ginger. She'd even prophesied that Jay would.
Weekly Recap:
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Review even the author loved!:

Hope everyone had a great week!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Inked by an Angel


Inked by an Angel (The Cupid Chronicles #1) 
by Shauna Allen
Book Info:
ebook 
286 pages
Published by Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: January 30th 2013
 Synopsis:
Tattoos…
Jed Gentry is doing just fine, thank you very much, running his tattoo studio in Austin, Texas.  So what if people think he’s a bit on the surly side?  He’s been burned by his ex who sticks around to torture him and he lives with a family heartache that he’d rather not talk about.  But he’s got a thriving business, his dream car, and good friends.  Not much to complicate things.  At least, not until she walked in…
Accountants…
Kyle O’Neill has had it with being the sheltered daddy’s girl at the family accounting firm and is ready to spread her wings and fly on her own for the first time.  Unfortunately, it seems she’s about to fall flat on her face when her first and only client is – gulp -- a tattoo artist!  Her country club upbringing certainly hasn’t prepared her for this place or the sizzling attraction her traitorous body feels for the grumpy owner.
And…Cupid?
But there is a Divine conspiracy at work here pushing these two together.  And they are hell bent on bucking the Heavenly plan all the way.  Luckily, their angel is a true believer and pulls every trick he knows from under his halo to make this a match made in Heaven.
Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?

Tattoos, cupids, and bad boys: Shauna Allen delivers one heck of a read.  Fresh, sassy, and witty - she brings a new voice to romance that readers are gonna love!
 New York Times Bestselling Author, Christie Craig

Book Trailer:
My Review:
Wow so I don't even know where to start with this book...

Jeb Gentry runs a tattoo shop. He loves him job, his car, and his employees well most of them anyway. Not his ex-girlfriend who walks around the shop flirting anything that moves and shoving the fact that Jeb and her used to be in a relationship and that she owns half the business because of it in his face, daily. When a girl comes into his shop looking like one of the most uptight people he's ever seen and asking for Mike one of his workers he's intrigued.

Kyle O' Neill has be contained and controlled her entire life. She's worked hard to get to the top only to be rejected by her father, her boyfriend doesn't know her, and everyone in her family thinks she's playing a game with her life to pass the time as she leaves her fathers firm and sets out on her own. When her ventures lead her to Jeb's tattoo shop she doesn't know what to think of Jeb or his business.

While both parties seem to be annoyed by each others presence there is a reason they met. Micheal is a angel of Heaven and his job is to bring these two people together. Too bad Jeb and Kyle's obstacles of getting together keep becoming more and more complicated. When everything finally seems to be coming together as Jeb invites Kyle to the late for the weekend to relax and work everything seems to be perfect. But when emotions run high and after a freak accident it seems Kyle and Jeb will never be together. It's up to Micheal to pull every trick her has for them to finally overcome the past so they can move on to the future, together.

Characters:
Kyle is honestly hilarious and so easily relate-able. Most of the book she is unsure of who she is or what she wants from life. Her life has always been planned out for her, and a lot of this book as she sets out on her own she comes to realize who she is and what she wants rather than what everyone else wants for her.

Jeb...well most of the book is a sexy a-hole. He's mocking, crude, and drop dead sexy and I couldn't help but fall in love with him as a character as well. He's had his heart broken and has some major trust issues not only with other people but also himself as well. He is honestly an easily relate able character because I think I can honestly say that after I've been hurt I never want to trust anyone or do to someone what has been to do you. So he struggles a lot with how the past has affected him and while easily relate-able it's also like "COME THE BLEEP ON!?!?!" 

Okay so I love this book. Honestly this book was freaking amazing. I couldn't put it down, even though I was supposed to be studying for a test that I had the next day. Oops. Totally worth it though. Inked by and Angel is hilarious and real. I loved the characters and the entire story was just great. Shauna Allen is an amazing writer and I can not wait to read more of her work. This book is told in both Kyle's and Jeb's P.O.V. along with Micheal's at some points. I honestly hope that EVERYONE picks up a copy of this amazing book and I think it's one that anyone could like.

 
BIO: Shauna Allen
Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas.  She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three fantastic (no, that’s not a typo!) teenagers. 

When she’s not writing, editing, or acting as a personal assistant to a NYT Bestselling author, Shauna enjoys reading, movies with Gerard Butler, vacays to the beach, and hangin’ with the kiddos–even if they don’t like hangin’ with her!

Shauna would love for you to visit her at her website and blog at: www.shaunaallen.com
Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/shaunaallen7/
 
Inked by an Angel : Book I of the Cupid ChroniclesJanuary 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing 
The Halo Effect : Book II of the Cupid Chronicles - May 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing
Elvis is a Keeper - Coming this Summer from Soul Mate Publishing

www.shaunaallen.com
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