Friday, July 31, 2015

Quote of the Week: W.H. Auden


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:


“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.” 
― W.H. Auden


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent


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


Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)
From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie…

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.

Expected publication: September 29th 2015 by MIRA

What are you waiting on?


 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Release Bltiz: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (GIVEAWAY + EXCERPT)

The Epic Finale in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s

Dark Elements Series...Who Will She Choose?

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Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Don't miss the conclusion to this stunning Young Adult Paranormal series filled with danger and romance published by HarlequinTEEN.

Grab your copy today!

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  EVERY LAST BREATH Synopsis:
Some loves will last 'til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…


  “Armentrout is a major talent…I just can’t stop reading!” --New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 

“Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming.” --#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines on White Hot Kiss


Excerpt 
Roth cleared his throat. “Shortie, look…look at your hand.”
Look at my hand? Why in the world would he be asking me to do that in the midst of all the cray?
“Do it,” he said quietly and too gently.
The dread exploded in my gut like buckshot, and my gaze dropped to my left hand. I expected to see the weird marbling of black and gray, a mixture of the demon and Warden that existed inside of me and a combination I’d become almost familiar with by now. My nails had lengthened and sharpened, and I could tell they were hard enough to cut through steel, as hard as my skin, but my skin…it was still pink. Really pink.
“What the…?” My gaze traveled to my other hand. It was the same. Just pink. My wings twitched, reminding me that I had shifted.
Zayne swallowed. “Your…your wings…”
“What about my wings?” I almost screeched, reaching be‑ hind me. “Are they broken? Did they not come out—” The tips of my fingers came into contact with something as soft as silk. My hand jerked back. “What…”
Stacey’s watery eyes had doubled in size. “Um, Layla, there’s a mirror above the fireplace. I think you need to look in it.”
I met Roth’s gaze for a second before I spun around and all but ran to the fireplace I was sure Stacey’s mom had never used. Clutching the white mantel, I stared at my reflection.
I looked normal, like I did before I shifted…like I was going to class or something. My eyes were the palest shade of gray, a watered-down blue. My hair was so blond it was almost white, and a mess of waves that went in every direction like usual. I looked like a colorless china doll, which was nothing new, except for the two fangs jutting out of my mouth. I wouldn’t show them off at school, but that wasn’t what caught my attention and held it.
It was my wings.
They were large, not as massive as Zayne’s or Roth’s, and normally they were almost leathery in texture, but now they were black…black and feathered. Like legit feathered. That soft, silky thing I’d felt? It had been tiny feathers.
Feathers.
“Oh my God,” I whispered at my reflection. “I have feathers.”
“Those are definitely feathered wings,” Roth commented.
I whipped around, knocking over a lamp with my feathered right wing. “I have feathers on my wings!”
Roth cocked his head to the side. “Yeah, you do.”
He was absolutely no help, so I turned to Zayne. “Why do I have feathers on my wings?”
Zayne shook his head slowly. “I don’t know, Layla. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
“Liar,” hissed Roth, shooting him a dark look. “You’ve seen that before. So have I.”

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And don’t miss the first titles in the Dark Elements Series!

BITTER SWEET LOVE

WHITE HOT KISS

STONE COLD TOUCH

About the Author: Author Photo  
#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.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads | EVERY LAST BREATH Goodreads |STONE COLD TOUCH Goodreads | WHITE HOT KISS Goodreads | BITTER SWEET LOVE Goodreads

**GIVEAWAY**




Friday, July 24, 2015

Burn, Rewrite, or Re-Read Tag!

Teresa from Readers Live A Thousand Lives tagged me in the Burn, Rewrite, or Re-Read Tag!
 
This post is going to be both fun and sad.


The rules: there are three rounds, wherein I use a random number picker applied to my “read” shelf on Goodreads for three books, and then decide what I’ll do to those three: burn, rewrite, or reread. 

Round One:

Ruin (Ruin, #1)  Sentinel (Covenant, #5)  The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2) 

Oh! The Torture! 

Burn: Ruin! Sorry, but I just couldn't get into this one and I would definitely burn it. 
Rewrite: The Exiled Queen is one of my favorites. I adored this book, but I think I would rewrite it, some! Maybe just pick up the action. 
Re-Read: Sentinel is a must re-read. Actually, I really need to re-read this one! 

Round Two:

Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1) Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1) Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Burn: This one is hard! I don't like this anymore. Okay, I would burn Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and it hurts writing this. But between the other two, yeah, I can't burn those two. Sorry book! 
Rewrite:  I would rewrite Maybe Someday. Such an amazing book! But maybe give more on the characters, depth into their backgrounds, and more of their futures. But that's just scraping the bottom of the barrel. 
Re-Read: Obsidian! Because I adore that series and I would love to re-read it anytime! Can't get enough of Daemon Black. 


Round Three:

The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood, #1) Teaching Willow: Session Two (Teaching Willow, #2) Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)

Burn: Teaching Willow would be the one I'd have to burn in this round. I did enjoy this one, but not as much as I did as the other two. 
Rewrite: I would have to choose to rewrite The Darkest Part. Nothing series, the book overall was very good, just how some things wrapped up too nicely for my taste. 
Re-Read: Stolen Songbird! I adore this series and the really interesting take Jensen did on trolls. Her world is just so fascinating to me! 


That was physically painful, but was horribly fun at the same time! So I am going to tag:

Lindy Gomez  from A Bookish Escape 


Quote of the Week: Dele Olanubi


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 wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.”
― Dele Olanubi


Monday, July 13, 2015

Trailer Reveal: Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are very excited to bring you the trailer for the Epic Finale in Jennifer L. Armentrout's Dark Elements Series, EVERY LAST BREATH! Published by HarlequinTeen, EVERY LAST BREATH is a young adult paranormal filled with romance and danger being released on July 28th, 2015. Be sure to pre-order your copy today and enter to win some AMAZING Dark Elements prizes!

  Every Last Breath - Cover

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EVERY LAST BREATH Synopsis:
Some loves will last 'til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…


  “Armentrout is a major talent…I just can’t stop reading!” --New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 

“Armentrout works her magic with swoon-worthy guys and a twist you never see coming.” --#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines on White Hot Kiss


And here's the amazing trailer for EVERY LAST BREATH... 



And don't forget to preorder your copy of EVERY LAST BREATH today and enter to win!

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Enter now to win an INCREDIBLE Dark Elements prize pack including a VISA GIFT CARD! Register your pre-order of Jennifer L. Armentrout's EVERY LAST BREATH now to enter PLUS help unlock MORE prizes! ► http://bit.ly/1Fy7ekS

EVERY LAST BREATH Preorder Links

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Don’t miss the first titles in the Dark Elements Series!

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BITTER SWEET LOVE

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | BAM | Kobo

WHITE HOT KISS

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | BAM | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo

STONE COLD TOUCH

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo | BAM

 About the Author: 
Author Photo  
#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.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads 


   

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