Thursday, October 31, 2013

SENTINEL TOUR: Review: Elixir (Covenant, #3.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout




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Title: Elixir
Series: Covenant #3.5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Category: Young Adult 16+
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy
Rating: 5  stars out of 5
Aiden St. Delphi will do anything to save Alex. 
Even if it means doing the one thing he will never forgive himself for. 
Even if it means making war against the gods.


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*This review contains spoilers if you have not read Deity*

My Thoughts 

Elixir took me on such an emotional rollercoaster; I was left in emotional turmoil. And being able to read from Aiden’s POV is amazing.  I have loved that boy from the first moment, and being able to experience Elixir through his eyes made me fall even harder for him. Is that even possible? It is. 

I am very happy that this book takes place right after Deity. Deity ending in such a cliffhanger I didn’t know what to do, and I wasn’t expected Elixir to take place right after. So when I discovered that, I was thrilled! It made the wait for Apollyon a little more bearable.

Things are just never easy for Aiden when it involves Alex. But he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’d do anything to save her, even if it meant taking on the gods themselves, he’d do it. He’d do it all for her. With the wakening of Alex, she’s now a full blown Apollyon, and Aiden has to protect her.  She has lost herself, the one thing she feared above everything else.  And with their enemies closing in, they are running out of time. Aiden has to save her. He knows he can, he has to.

Even with the love they have for each other, can it be enough to reach and save Alex before it’s too late? Aiden is dead set to prove it is, because his love for Alex is the reason he exists. Love really does make a man reckless, but it is also his greatest strength.
“There is the heart, Aiden. There is love, which means there is always hope.” 
This book was just want I needed after the emotional turmoil I went through in Deity, but Elixir isn't a walk in the park. Seeing through Aiden’s eyes was an experience I will cherish always. Though what he goes through made my heart hurt for him, but again, like Deity you get so see another side of Aiden. You get to see many sides of him. And I absolutely enjoyed that.

Aiden, Apollo and Marcus have found a way to contain Alex for the time, but they still need to find a way for her to break the bond that Seth has over her. And they need to do it fast. Time is running out. Then when things can’t seem to get more difficult they find out the Gods are planning to go to war and that is what Seth and Lucian what. They have turned everyone against the gods and Alex. Through it all Aiden tries his best to keep hope.

They do find a way to temporarily break the bond, but it is something Aiden is completely against, however, he knows it is the only way to help, until they find a way to permanently do so. They then put Alex on the Elixir and it nearly kills Aiden. I was able to feel his pain and hesitation throughout the entire book. It was so sad to see Alex that way. My heart really goes out to Aiden, but his love for her shines so bright.  When everyone is losing hope, Aiden gets an unexpected visit from fate herself. Aiden knows what he has to do, and if it’ll save Alex, he’ll do it.
"Love is the only thing more powerful than fate."
This book is intense with Aiden’s emotions, his thoughts and his feelings. And they are strong. I could feel them seeping off the page, right into my bones.  Jennifer has a way with words, a way with story telling that is beyond powerful, it ensnares you, consumes you and gets in your blood. And like Deity, Elixir was a story I am so happy that I got to experience. Reading from Aiden’s POV is something I would love to experience more of. All I can say is Aiden, I love you!!

Jennifer did, once again, amazing. Elixir definitely made  the wait for Apollyon bearable, and it was a journey I am going to experience again and again. From her beautiful detail, well-paced plot, witty, cocky and amazing characters, she has become one of my favorite authors. 




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About the Author: 

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Dissonance (Dissonance #1) by Erica O'Rourke


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlights upcoming releases that we are dying to read.


Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.

Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.

But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.


Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books


What are you waiting on?


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review: Torn (Torn, #1) by K. A. Robinson

Title: Torn
Series: Torn #1
Author: K. A. Robinson
Category: New Adult 
Genre: Romance/ Contemporary
Rating: 1.5  stars out of 5
Chloe hasn't had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past.

On her first day, she meets a stranger who takes her breath away at first sight. Until she met Drake, no one had ever sparked her interest. Now this tattooed and pierced bad boy is all she can think about, no matter how hard she fights it.

Falling for Drake was never part of her plans, but when it happens, things seem to do anything but fall into place.

Dealing with a tragic past, Drake has never cared about anyone else but himself and his band. But when Chloe takes the empty seat next to him in class, things start to change. Instantly drawn to her, he begins to wonder if one girl can take a cold hearted womanizer and change every part of him?

Long hidden feelings are revealed and friendships tested to the brink.


 
 (received from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review)

 My Thoughts    

In all honesty, I was pretty excited to start Torn. It sounded like it was just the kind of emotional read I love to get lost in. However, that didn’t happen. Sadly, this book wasn’t what I expected at all. Though the idea seemed interesting, it ended up not being a book I could get lost in.

I’m also going to be honest when I say I actually didn’t even finish this book in its entirety. Several times I wanted to just put the book down, but I made myself continue reading it in hopes it would get better. However by 87% I just couldn’t do it anymore. I knew by then, this book wasn’t delivering what I wanted.  I then skipped to the last page, read the ending and that was it. I put the book down.

The characters, mainly Chloe, drove me nuts! Never before have I ever wanted to shake a fictional character as bad as I wanted to shake her. It seemed her actions were done without a thought of any consequence.  All she seemed to do was hurt others, and put herself in bad situations. I couldn’t get emotional attached to her character, or become emotional invested.

Then we have the bad boy love interest, Drake. Now, at first, he seemed like I would actually enjoy this character. He has the bad boy theme definitely going for him. But as the story progressed, I just didn’t like his character. He wasn’t that much of a bad boy, just a man whore. He didn’t really bring anything challenging to the story, or the main character. He, like Chloe, annoyed me. He felt too over used, not that original.

If you know me, you know I HATE the love triangle, unless it’s done right. Which is so very hard to do. Well, sadly, the love triangle in Torn was just….not good. It was a mess. All it seemed to do was drive me crazy. And all Chloe seemed to do was just hurt Drake and the supposed love interest.

The pacing, to me, felt too rushed. Especially at the beginning of the story. It felt like there was no flow to the progression of the plot, or the development of the storyline. I also couldn’t get into the author’s writing style. The words felt choppy; didn’t always flow right. 

The story also felt forced, and I couldn’t feel any real originality to it. Sad, I know. But I just couldn’t. The theme the author used didn’t feel original or unique in its own way.  Yes, the theme the author played upon has been used before, therefore not unique, but usually authors can add elements to make it feel special in its own way.

I do hate when I have to rate a book below three stars. But sadly, I just could not get into Torn at all. It just wasn't a book for me.  I couldn’t connect to the characters. Not even on an emotional level. The characters also just got on my nerves. And I honestly didn’t enjoy the story.

Even though I didn’t enjoy Torn, I am sure there are others out there who will love it!



          

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10/28/13



Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
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Here's what I'm reading:


Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret. 

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen. 

Everything changes when Han and Raisa’s paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.


I adore this series! I'm actually almost finished with The Exiled Queen, and it is awesome!! :) 


What are you reading??


Friday, October 25, 2013

Review: Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Title: Trust In Me
Series: Wait for You, #1.5 Novella
Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Category: New Adult
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
Rating: 5  stars out of 5
It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?



My Thoughts 

Only Jennifer can write a book, a story that has already been told, from a different perspective and make it feel like I was reading the story for the first time! Yes, though I knew what was going to happen, Trust in Me felt like a whole new adventure at times. And I loved that! Being inside Cameron Hamilton’s head is beyond amazing. And listen to me girls; you want to meet this fictional hunk!
Avery...Hell, she completely undid me.
First things first, I adored being inside Cam’s head. This boy is purely male. And I loved that! To see the world through his eyes was an experience and I got a different view point of his and Avery’s story. Now, their story has already been told, yes, but Jennifer done it in a way that it never  felt dull or boring. That is true talent. She also kept the story fresh and even added in scenes we didn't get in Wait for You.

I love the way that Cam thinks. Again, he is all male. And Jennifer is very good at writing male characters. His story was told brilliantly and seamlessly.  All his thoughts and emotions, well, they made me feel the feels in the deepest of ways. I was swept away, and I couldn't put this book down!

The world the Jennifer created also expands with this book. The story and the characters, along with their world, becomes much more than a story. It felt real. The depth to the story line for not only Cam’s and Avery’s story, but for the other characters is very much there. The pacing was wonderful, and the characters outstanding.

Another thing I enjoyed so much about this book was the chance to get to know Jase, Ollie, and Cam’s family. They appear a lot more in this book. And I love Jase and Ollie! They are great characters, and I know I am going to love their stories as well. Though we didn't get a lot of Cam’s family, I did adore them!

Also being able to see Avery through Cam’s eyes was so, so sweet! That boy had me swooning in all the right ways and had me turning into goo! I didn't think it was possible but I love Cameron Hamilton even more now!
The truth was, if I was perfect, if was only because of her. It would only ever be because of her.
Though this story has already been told, Jennifer made it feel fresh and unique. With the extra never before read scenes, new depth was added to the story and the characters. I was once again lost in this story, re-falling in love with characters I already loved, and getting a better understanding of Cam’s emotions and thoughts. That was a great experience!

Those you LOVED Wait for You will LOVE Trust in Me! It is a great addition to this series, and, god, I want more Cam already! 




Quote of the Week: Dr. Seuss



Quote of the week is a weekly bookish post.
Each Friday, I will pick one of my favorite quotes to share with you, my wonderful readers!! 


Quote of the Week:


“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

― Dr. Seuss



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Forever Innocent (Forever, #1) by Deanna Roy

Title: Forever Innocent (Forever, #1)
Author: Deanna Roy
Category: Romance/ Contempt
Genre: New Adult (18+)
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
"Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again."

Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.

Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.

When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.


*New Adult Contemporary Romance 18+*

  
  
My Thoughts

What a heart wrenching, yet touching story. I’m going to start off by saying; this is not a book for everyone, especially if you don’t like books that deal with heavy (tragic) issues (death, weed, suicide attempts, etc.) Now, I knew about some of the issues going in, but I still wanted to give it a try, I felt like it would be a good experience of a read. One that would ripe my emotions out, I’m bit of a masochist, I love books that play with my emotions.

And Forever Innocent does. In so many ways. I got misty eyed, and even had full blown ugly crying moments while reading this one.  Now, I did give it only a 3.5 rating, but I did enjoy it a lot. It gave me all the angst, emotional turmoil that I just oddly love for some reason.

Corabelle, four years after the death of her new born child, is trying to move on with her life. I could definitely tell at times that she was trying, but the depth of her pain is beyond deep. I could really feel her pain and her sadness while reading. But she has more than one scar. The love of her life left the day of their child’s funereal. With so much sadness in Corabelle, I really felt for her character. Though she struggled so much in this book, by the end, she had bits and pieces of strength shining through. I really liked that about her.

Gavin, like Corabelle, has deep, deep rooted scars after the death of their child. And, again, I can feel his pain coming off the pages. He dealt with the death of his child differently than Corabelle, and though some of his decision weren't wise, I couldn't dislike his character. I was able to understand him so much, just like Corabelle. However, when Corabelle re-enters his life, he definitely tried very hard to be stronger and to prove that he still loves and cares for her. I adored that about him, and was proud of his character because of that determination.

The love that Gavin and Corabelle have, GOSH, was intense! Yes, it was very sexual, but you can feel a lot of emotional depth to it. To me, I felt like they were actually soul mates. I enjoyed that. Though a lot has come between them over what happened, I could see that they needed each other. They can heal each other. However, their issues lie in what happened, how it was handled and a few secrets that they were scared to reveal. When those secrets finally came out, and Gavin, eh, exploded, I couldn't get mad at what he did. Again, I understood where he was coming from. And I really was proud of Corabelle after she released her guilt.
“Every emotion I’d ever felt was coursing through me, desire, need, joy, love, and even grief. We’d been through everything, through things people should never have to endure. No wonder we had fractured, blown apart. But we could fix it. We could get it back.” 
The book switched POVs between Gavin and Corabelle, and I loved that! I was able to come to understand them, their actions, their fears, and their hopes. It was a good experiencing seeing/feeling their pain of what happened (though it was heartbreaking).

Now, the reason I gave this book a 3.5 star rating was because of the pacing and the fast development of the story line  The book definitely moved too fast for my liking. I felt it could have been slowed down, and better paced. What I mean by the fast development of the story line is that Gavin and Corabelle are brought back together like BAM. I love buildup of plots, conflict, character introductions etc; the whole shebang. To me the development of some aspects of the story could have been a bit better.

The ending wasn't a bad cliffhanger, but it did leave me wanting to know just where Gavin and Corabelle’s story is heading. So I know I will definitely be reading the next book!

Forever Innocent definitely had me tearing up, and experiencing all kinds of feelings. Overall, I really did enjoy this story! I definitely recommend this book if you love a story that will play with your heartstrings, test not only the characters but the reader as well. And a love that seems that can overcome any obstacle. 



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday:Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlights upcoming releases that we are dying to read.



If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.


Expected publication: June 10th 2014

What are you waiting on?



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #3) by P. T. Michelle ~ Author Interview


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Title: Destiny
Author: P. T. Michelle
Series: Brightest Kind of Darkness ,#3
Expected publication: October 15th, 2013
Category: Young Adult 
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy
When destiny is on the line, will love be enough to light the way?

In order to save Ethan, Nara gets pulled deeper into his dark world, where everything she thought she knew about Ethan and herself turns on its head.

Ethan and Nara turn up the heat with bone-melting seduction and heart-rending moments, but surprising revelations, lies, treachery, betrayal, and unimaginable evil will challenge their relationship and their future together.

As the stakes rise, encompassing more than just her relationship with Ethan, will Nara make the ultimate sacrifice?


DESTINY BUY LINKS:

Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo 


Check out My Review of Destiny!!


Interview with P.T. Michelle:
Q: As a writer, how do you come up with your ideas for stories?

PT:  Writers by nature are very observant people. We absorb what we see, hear, smell and touch everyday, so everything inspires us from movies to music to people. One thing that has always inspired when forming a new story idea is I always ask myself the question, "What if…." and then I fill in the blank. :)

Q: A story about a girl dreaming her entire next day (and ONLY her next day) the night before is unusual. How did you come up with the concept for BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS?

PT:  The idea behind the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series started off as one of those "What if" questions. I ask myself, "What if a girl dreamed her entire next day?" Then I think through all the possible scenarios: How would that impact her? Would she act upon what she saw? And if not,why? What if she didn't have a choice? And from there…the story starts flowing. 

Q: DESTINY is the 3rd book in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series. Did you know how many books it would be when you first wrote BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS?

 PT:  I didn't know how many books the series would be, but I definitely knew the story was far bigger than just a couple of books. I'm what you call a hybrid-pantser writer. A pantser is someone who sits down and just writes…no planning, no plotting involved. The story just flows out. My stories are intricately weaved, so I have to do a bit of planning before I start writing. I write a very high-level outline and give myself TONS of permission to veer off course as the story unfolds while I write. But at least the outline keeps me reminded of what my goals were for the story.  When you have mystery elements like I do in the BKoD series, knowing where you're going is pretty important. :) So as the stories have unfolded, they took on a life of their own. And then I've had to plan each book as I go and also dovetail back into the previous books I've written in the series.

Q: Ravens feature dominantly in the BKoD series, which is definitely different from vampires, werewolves and the like we've seen in a lot of popular paranormal books. What made you choose to write about ravens?

PT:   I've always been fascinated by ravens. The lore about them is so interesting. Ravens have been on many of my previous book covers and are mentioned in passing or are part of the storyline in past books. They just weren't the main storyline. In BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, ravens finally take front and center. :)

Q: How many books do you plan for the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series? 

PT:   Right now the plan is four books. Depending on how the last book unfolds, there may be a spin off. I'm leaving the possibilities open. :)

 Q: BKoD is listed as a YA series, but DESTINY could definitely fall into the New Adult category. Tell us more about that; give us the scoop on the smexy stuff. :)

PT: My goal in writing the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series was to write a series that both upper teens and adults would enjoy equally. I've written the stories in the series based on Nara and Ethan's age and the progression of their relationship as it deepens. That's the reason things heat up as me move from book 1 to book 2 and then on to book 3. 
 Q: Any thing else you'd like to add?

 PT:  I just wanted to shout out a huge THANK YOU the readers and bloggers who've supported the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series from the beginning! 
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Meet the Author:
P.T. Michelle is the author of the young adult series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS. She keeps a spiral notepad with her at all times, even on her nightstand.

When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.



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Check out the other books in the series!


BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, BOOK 1 

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.


BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS BUY LINKS:


Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo  


LUCID: BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, BOOK 2

Once Nara combines her prophetic ability with Ethan’s power to outsmart Fate at his own deadly cat-and-mouse game, she’s more determined than ever to help Ethan learn the meaning behind the raven sword tattoo that suddenly appeared on his back after their confrontation with Fate.

During her quest to uncover the tattoo’s secrets, Nara enlists the help of some new friends and discovers her own surprising connection to Ethan.

While Nara digs deeper into the mystery, her desire for answers leads her down a dangerous path full of powerful and ruthless enemies. Swept into an age-old battle, Nara quickly learns that keeping one’s enemies close can be a necessary evil, making an intangible enemy she can control far more preferable to the human enemies she can’t.


Ethan: Brightest Kind of Darkness, Novella 0.5 (a BKoD PREQUEL)

Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He’s careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds, nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.

Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde fascinates and intrigues him, giving him a measure of peace he’s never felt before.

When Ethan discovers there’s more to Nara than she allows others to see, that she might have a unique secret of her own, suddenly his world comes into focus.

(Written in Ethan’s point-of-view, ETHAN is best read after Brightest Kind of Darkness)
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Monday, October 21, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10/21/13



Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
 Hosted by Book Journey

Here's what I'm reading:


From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

Expected publication: November 26th 2013

 

What are you reading??