Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Save Me Blog Tour by Jenny Elliot




Hey Everyone! 

Thank you for stopping  by my stop in the SAVE ME Blog Tour by Jenny Elliot!


Title: Save Me
Author: Jenny Elliot
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Published: 01.06.15
Pages: 309
Acquired: Arc from the publisher
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5




Synopsis:

Debut-novelist Jenny Elliott’s thrilling romance, chosen by readers, writers, and publishers for the first list in the new Swoon Reads imprint, pours on the tension and danger in an addictive combination that will keep you turning pages!

Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined.

But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend….

Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?

My Review:

There are certain books that you just have to be in the mood to read. SAVE ME by Jenny Elliot was one of those books for me. I attempted to pick them it up a few weeks back and could just not get into it. But I picked it up again a few days ago, determined to give it one more try and I am glad that I did! 

SAVE ME had by far one of the best first chapters I have ever read. There must have been something wrong with me the first time I picked this up, because I don't know how I could have read through that chapter and not have been hooked. 

On top of an amazing first chapter, other great things about this book was the mixture of all the different elements of the story.  Sometimes mixing different genres together can turn into a chaotic mess, but I thought SAVE ME was executed very well. I specifically liked how certain aspects of the story line kept you guessing until the very end. 

My only real issue with this book was the insta-love. Our main character Cara falls in love within the first few pages. Yes, it is not the perfect relationship and there are obstacles in the way, but that relationship took off a little too quickly for my taste.  But as this being a SWOON READS book, I guess that was to be expected. 

All in all this was a great debut for Jenny Elliot and I will definitely be picking up more of her work in the future! 


GIVEAWAY!

The wonderful people at Swoon Reads have been gracious enough to offer 
a copy to one lucky reader.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Where I've been and a GIVEAWAY! =D


Hello to all my book lovers and friends out there
It feels so good to be back! 
I've missed every single one of you!

First of all Happy 2015! 

In case you were wondering where I've been,
I have been away due to happy news.

Well long story short, my sister got engaged the second
week of October and decided to have a NYE wedding. 
Btw I mean a NYE 2014 wedding. That was less than
9 weeks to plan not only a wedding, but a bridal shower
and bachlorette party too. 

Somehow we pulled it off and it was the most amazing
experience of my life to date. It is so amazing to see my 
sister so happy and I am absolutely thrilled for her. 

I have to say a big thank you to my friend and sister Patricia over at The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club. She has been keeping The Fantastic Flying Book Club alive. She has been on her own in the running of The FFBC since October and I am beyond thankful to her. 

But enough of the mussy stuff back to why we are all here BOOKS!

Unfortunately for me 2014 was not a GREAT year in reading, but an 
amazing one for my personal life. I passed my Nursing boards,
started a job that I still love, and my sister got married. So I completely
failed my Goodreads yearly challenge. 

Even though I do have another big even coming up (I'm apartment
hunting), I am determined to make 2015 a better year in reading.
In order to do that I have made myself some 2015 goals.

1- Write reviews right after reading the book! Currently I have about 
20 (+) books in my currently reading pile on Goodreads. But majority of those
are books I have read and have yet to right the review! So I am hoping if I make myself
right reviews before moving on to another book this will allow me to stay up to date.

2- Finish series that I already own that I have not completed: This year I really want to make a dent in my TBR pile. I have TONS of books that I own that I have not read. And many of them are completed series! So 2015 will be dedicated to finishing those up. 

3- Read more ARCs before release date: I really need to get my percentages on Netgalley and Edelweiss up! 

4 - Plan more giveaways!  Okay this one is more for you guys then for me, but 
I definetly want to do more giveaways on my blog. I have so many blessings in my life and I really want to pay it forward!


And what better way to start then NOW!


So far in 2015 I have attended 2 book signings and they both happen to be 
signings for PIERCE BROWN and the sequel to Red Rising - Golden Son.

My friend Lisa over at The Consummate Reader  went down to The Book Soup for Pierce's 
Release party. The place was awesome and it was packed. I don't think the book store was
anticipating that many people to come, so they didn't have any copies of Red Rising left and I needed to pick up a few.









So Lisa and I decided to head down to the new Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego to see Pierce again yesterday and I called head to make sure they put enough copies of hold for me!





So of course I HAD to pick one up for you guys!

So friends here is my first giveaway of the year!


GIVEAWAY!

Win 1 autographed PB of Red Rising by Pierce Brown!
Open INT
Ends: 01/18/15
All entries will be checked! 









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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blog Tour: The King by TIffany Reisz





Hey Guys!

I am excited to be part of the blog tour for
THe King by TIffany Reisz! 



Book Synopsis:
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him 
to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom. 
Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club­: a dungeon playground for New York's A-list that'll change the scene forever. 
My Review:

4 Stars! 


AHHHH this book!! There were so many things about this book that rocked my world! First and foremost we get an answer to a question that kept us hanging form the end of The Mistress. Second we finally get to the meet the infamous Sam and read her story. And boy are there some twists and turns there with a hot hot masturbation scene that you do not want to miss. 

Personally the Prince was my favorite book in the Red Years and I have to admit that I loved The King just as much. Mixed in with the humor and over all sexiness that is Kingsley Edge I loved reading about his vulnerable side of Kingsley and his journey as a whole. 

We didn't get to see as much as Eleanor as I would have liked, but with path the story is taking will build up to hopefully a great next book with Nora's introduction to the life style. I can not wait for more! 


Author Bio& Contact Links:

Tiffany Reisz lives with her fiancé (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
 When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
 If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Twitter: @TiffanyReisz  https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz


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Friday, November 28, 2014

BLOGGER CARAVAN RELAY! Win a copy of Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios!

Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)
by Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Release Date: October 7th 2014
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Synopsis:

Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself. 

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.








You can hear Misty, blogger at The Book Rat, and Heather Demetrios, author of Exquisite Captive, talking about the giveaway relay. All you need to know is in that video. For further information go here or to Heather Demetrios' website.



November 4th: Alexa Loves Books 

November 5th: Lili's Reflections 

November 6th: ForeverBookish 

November 7th: Supernatural Snark

November 10th: RealityLapse

November 11th: Hello, Chelly

November 12th: What Sarah Read

November 13th: That Artsy Reader Girl 

November 14th: A Glass Of Wine

November 17th: The NerdHerd Reads

November 18th: The Book Rat

November 19th: Book Chic 

November 20th: Great Imaginations 

November 21st: Falling For YA

November 24th: The Quirky Reader

November 25th: Book Whales

November 26th:  The Best Books Ever


November 28th: A Reading Nurse 

December 1st: Great Imaginations 


December 3rd: Bewitched Bookworm


December 5th: ForeverBookish

December 8th: Eater of Books


Heather Demetrios, originally from Los Angeles, now lives in Brooklyn and various imaginary locales. She is the recipient of a PEN New England Discovery Award for her debut YA novel about reality TV stardom, SOMETHING REAL (Macmillan/Henry Holt), and is the author of the upcoming EXQUISITE CAPTIVE, a smoldering fantasy about jinn in Los Angeles (#1 in the DARK CARAVAN fantasy trilogy from HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray). She is currently working on her second novel for Macmillan, I’LL MEET YOU THERE, a love story about a young combat veteran and a girl trapped in their small town, both struggling to escape the war at home. When she’s not hanging out with her characters, Heather is working on her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The winner of yesterday's giveaway is.....

LAYLA S.

Okay to win a copy today and to stick with the Thanksgiving 
Tradition, Leave me a comment on which book/series 
you are most Thankful to have read!

You have 1 day Ladies & Gents comment away!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Captivated by Tiffany Reisz and Megan Hart + GIVEAWAY









Book Synopsis:
Double the passion and seduction as New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart and international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz weave two provocative tales about power, bad-boy lovers and secret desires!

LETTING GO by Megan Hart 
Colleen goes to the same bar every night and orders the same drink: a whiskey, neat. She doesn't drink it, though. Jesse the bartender notices the beautiful, sad woman who keeps to herself. Until one night when she lets go and lets him in. And after that, Jesse has only one mission--to show her one night is only the beginning.

SEIZE THE NIGHT by Tiffany Reisz 
Four years ago, a night of forbidden passion between Remi and Julien, the heirs of two powerful and competitive horse-racing families, led to a feud that is threatening to ruin both farms. Now Remi must find Julien again, but when she does, her need for Julien is just as strong and just as forbidden.



My Review:

SEIZE THE NIGHT:
It is no secret that Tiffany Reisz is an automatic read for me. She can completely switch genres and write cook books and I will still read them. I liked her first Red Hot Reads story, but I really enjoyed Seize the Night! Anytime you take an old and loved classic and put a modern tale on it I am intrigued. When I read the introduction to this story from Tiffany and found out it was going to be reworking of Romeo and Juliet, I was curious to see how Tiffany was going to put her spin on this classic. After reading the first few pages I was completely sold. Immediately we are reintroduced to the amazing humor which is one my favorite aspects in Tiffany's writing style. There is a family struggle, a health scare and a little taste of Parisian romance. My favorite aspect about the story is reversal of certain male/female role that you usually see in most stories. 

LETTING GO
I must admit that this is the first time I have read something by Megan Hart. But after reading and enjoying Letting Go I know I will be picking up some more of her titles next time I am in a book store. What immediately sold me to Captivated was our male lead, Jesse. A single dad/bartender/coupon carrying/disney-watching hunk of a man!  Geez, where can I find my own Jesse? I am not sure why but this story kind of reminding me of the movie Love Actually! Maybe it was the snow storm, but it definitely had that feel good vibe to it.  A feel good vibe with a mixture of hot steamy scenes and a second chance of love, this is a quick fun read for anyone! 


Author Bio& Contact Links:
Tiffany Reisz lives with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.
 When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
 If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Twitter: @TiffanyReisz  https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz

GIVEAWAY
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Interview with Gabriel from Lailah by Nikki Kelly












INTERVIEW WITH GABRIEL

Basic Info/facts on both – Characteristics? Age? Etc – Basic Profile info
Gabriel: Angel Descendant—Angel of death
Status: Rogue
Physical Features: Blond hair, blue eyes, deep set dimples, a wide smile, 6foot
Attributes: Loving, protective, determined, at times lost, and somewhat mysterious


Ideal First Date?
Gabe: A very simple one. Midnight walk under the stars, talking.

Worst Job you have ever had?
Gabe: I have never ‘worked’ in a job on Earth. I have a business partner, but that relationship doesn’t require any actual labor of any kind.

Favorite Song:
Gabe: Elton John — Candle in the wind

Favorite Movie:
Gabe: I’ve never had time to watch any films; my time has been entirely focused elsewhere…

How long do you wait for the 1st kiss?
Gabe: In the same way a gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell, he doesn’t share timescales!

This or That:
  1. Dogs or Cats?
    1. Gabe: Both

  2. Walks on the beach or hiking in the mountains?
    1. Gabe: Walk on the beach
  3. Flowers or Candy?
    1. Gabe: Flowers
  4. Rock Concert or the Symphony?
    1. Gabe: Symphony
  5. Boxers or Briefs:
    1. Gabe: Boxers
And Lastly, Why should readers be on your team?
Gabe: Stand by my side, let my light spread across your skin, and tell me that you don’t want to be on my team.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Starcrossed Series Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!

Last month was my birthday and I really wanted 
to do a giveaway, but with my work being so intense
I was never able to get it up in time. 

Last month, I went to a signing feauturing the
charming Josephine Angelini and I picked up the entire 
Starcrossed Series and got them signed for you guys!



So enter away my dears! And yes it is INT!