Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn (GIVEAWAY + EXCERPT)

We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's, also known as J. Lynn’s, FALL WITH ME!! FALL WITH ME is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wait For You Series, published by Avon Romance. We love this series and can't wait to start reading Roxy and Reece's story!

  


  Fall With me

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  FWM Teaser 1  

  About FALL WITH ME:
Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.




EXCERPT 
   Someone—was it Melvin?—catcalled as Reece led me down the hall, and my cheeks flushed. “Okay, heman, I               can walk all by my little self.”
He cast a look over his shoulder at me as he opened the office door. “I’m sure you can.”
  Then he pulled me inside.
  My gaze flipped to the roses—the roses!—but before I could say a word, he closed the door and my back was pressed against it, his hands planted on either side of my head and his face right in mine. Like right there, within kissing distance.
  Wow.
  “So, I was at my father’s place in New Jersey most of the day, and you know, he lives out near the Pine Barrens, so service is shit.”
  I nodded even though I really wasn’t processing what he was saying as I was too busy staring at his mouth. Those lips, fuller on the bottom, drove me to distraction.
  “I pull out of his driveway and I have all these messages from Dennis,” he continued, and I finally caught on to what he was talking about. “I honestly thought he was messing with me at first.”
  I cringed. “He . . . um, he wasn’t.”
  He shot me a bland look. “That much I figured out.” His hands slid on the door, stopping just shy of touching my shoulders. “What did he do to you?”
  “What?” I blinked.
  “What did that bastard do to make you throw a book through his windshield?”
  Oh. Oh. My heart was now wiggling along with my stomach. “He really didn’t do anything. I just lost my cool. He wanted to talk to me, and I didn’t want to talk to him.”
  “You don’t have to talk to him.”
  “That’s what Dennis said, but I shouldn’t have damaged his car.”
  A muscle flexed along his right jaw. “That’s true.” He shook his head. “Damn, Roxy, can’t say I’m surprised.”
  My brows flew up. “You’re not?”
  He laughed under his breath. “Babe, you’ve always had a hell of a temper on you.”
  Ah, that was kind of true. “Is that a good thing or a bad thing?”
  Reece cocked his head to the side. “A sexy thing, but vandalism and destruction of property doesn’t look good on you, sweets.”
  “No. It doesn’t match my manicure.” I raised my hands, flashing him the blue nails.
  He laughed again and then he sobered up, just like that. Cop Face was on, and yeah . . . the low coiling in my stomach told me I found Cop Face arousing. “You’re lucky. He could’ve pressed charges, and this conversation would be going in a whole different direction.”
  My own half smile slipped off my face. “I know. It’s . . . I was just with Charlie, and he’s . . .” Unable to continue, I forced a casual shrug I didn’t feel.  “What are you going to do with me?”
  His lips parted as his chest rose with a deep breath, then his gaze dropped to my mouth, and his expression tightened. He looked . . . he looked hungry. “I have lots of ideas.”

FWM Teaser 4

About the Author:
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# 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.

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**GIVEAWAY**
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3/30/15


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:

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. 

I haven't finished The Winner's Crime yet (I was very busy last week, so hardly any reading time), but once I finish it I plan to finally start this one! 


What are you reading??



Friday, March 27, 2015

Quote of the Week: Kate Alcott


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:

“If you wait for everything to be just right in your life, you'll never get any happiness. You have to fight for it. And the minute you start fighting for something, you've won. The end doesn't matter.” 
― Kate Alcott


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Corrie the Book Crazed Girl ~ RANDOM GIVEAWAY!



Welcome to my random book giveaway! I have so many books, but so little time to read them all, so I want to share my books with you! I'm giving away 6 different giveaways! Some I have double copies of and sadly, some I know I'll never get the chance to read! 

Good luck! 


Details:

-Giveaway is open to the US only.
-Must be 16 years of age to enter.
-Winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter and contacted via email.
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner.
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged items!

**GIVEAWAYS**



Waiting on Wednesday: The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst


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


The Edge of Forever
In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.

In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.

And that someone is named Alora.

Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.

Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 by Sky Pony Press


What are you waiting on?

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Red Queen
Series: Red Queen, #1
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Category: Fantasy/Science-Fiction
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3.5/4 stars out of 5 
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.


Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of 
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?


My Review

First and foremost I will have to say Red Queen was not what I was expecting, in both good and bad ways. I was actually back and forth with what rating I wanted to give it, but it was the overall aspect of the difference between bloods, the idea behind the powers different blood could have, that pushed it (barely) to a rating of four stars.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I did really enjoy this book, but I was expecting a more high fantasy (no technology) kind of world. That is, however, not the case here. The book is a mix of both high fantasy elements with more advanced technologies you’ll get from science-fiction/dystopian based books. In all honesty, I didn’t really enjoy that aspect all that much. The whole different bloods and power element –which had a very X-Men feel to it—was why I wanted to pick up the book in the first place, but the more advanced technological parts didn’t always work for me.
“I woke up this morning as one person, and now I'm supposed to be someone else entirely.” 
I did enjoy the characters and felt that Aveyard created a nice cast, both dynamic and intriguing. She created contrasting characters and I enjoyed watching each role they played. Mare, though at times annoyed me, was a good female lead. Though she gets thrown into a very dangerous and deadly role when it’s discovered she isn’t just a normal red. It was interesting seeing her play the dangerous political games, and watching her grow with each development. But I also felt she (I don’t know how to say this without spoiling the book) trusted too easily for my taste, as if she never really thought beforehand.

Cal was probably my favorite character. I enjoyed watching him overcome his statue and role. He too does get challenged like Mare, but in a completely different way. I was sad, but also proud of him in the end.

The romance, of course, was a sublime if not a little predictable element to the story. At times I enjoyed it, but at other times I didn’t. I also hated Maven from the moment he appeared in the book.  And about halfway through, I was able to see through the facades of some characters –so I pretty much guessed the turn of events.  The plot was intriguing, as I mentioned, if not somewhat predictable. It did move at a decent pace, for me.  Some of Mares actions and decisions didn’t feel believable at times, like she wasn’t really thinking. 
“I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.” 
But despite a few things that I, personally, didn’t enjoy, I really liked the book overall. I definitely want to see more the characters’ growth and what is next for them. So I know I’ll be continuing this series. 



Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3/23/15


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:

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
 Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement... if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

Really hoping I can finally start this one this week! 


What are you reading??



Friday, March 20, 2015

Quote of the Week: William Styron


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:

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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine


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


Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.



Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.



When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.… 


Expected publication: July 7th 2015 by NAL


What are you waiting on?