Sunday, September 30, 2012

Freebie Sunday - Free Ebooks for your Ereader

On this Freebie Sunday ... I provide a few options to read this week. Just sit down relax in your favorite corner and read away.

Remember these books might not be free tomorrow, so hurry up and download your copy now.  Please read before downloading some of these books are not in the YA Genre.

BRANDED by Keary Taylor


Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

If you are interested in this title please click here:  http://www.amazon.com/Branded-Fall-of-Angels-ebook/dp/B0039UUB16/ref=sr_1_27?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349040286&sr=1-27&keywords=ya



KINDRED by Erica Stevens


What do you do when the one you love is also you worst enemy? Trapped in a destiny she does not want, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift, until he walks into her life, turning it upside down and awakening her in ways that she never dreamed possible.
Cassie is stunned and devastated to learn that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Though Cassie knows it is her fate, she chafes against her heritage, and is resentful of the shortened lifespan that has been placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself simply going through the motions of living. That is, until Devon arrives.

Tall, dark, and mysterious his arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to him, and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she truly is will place Devon in danger, she is unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. What she does not know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever.


If you are interested in this title please click here: http://www.amazon.com/Kindred-Book-The-Series-ebook/dp/B0086O637Q/ref=pd_sim_kstore_10

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cover Reveal: LOSING IT by Cora Carmack

LOSING IT is a New Adult, NOT YA. It is recommended for readers 18 and up.

Cover Reveal: LOSING IT by Cora Carmack




The Ebook will be available in October 16, 2012


Here's a quick blurb about the book: 

College student Bliss Edwards is sick of being the only virgin among her friends. She decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose her virginity quickly and simply— a one-night stand. Her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she chickens out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed. Already embarrassed, it only gets worse when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, and recognizes her new Theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about eight hours earlier. 

 

About the author: 

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working at Target), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book Trailer Thursday


The Blessed by Tonya Hurley

 

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghost girl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint. 

What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?

Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.









 



BETA by Rachel Cahn


Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.    Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island's workers--soulless clones like Elysia--are immune to.
At first, Elysia's life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island's flawless exterior, there is an under-current of discontent among Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care--so why are overpowering sensations cloud-ing Elysia's mind?
If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happi-ness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive. 

The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, "Beta "is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a cor-rupted world.




Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter



She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….


I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?




Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Hollywood crush has an excerpt from the book for you to read  http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/07/30/evolution-of-mara-dyer-excerpt/





Cover Reveal: Just for Now (Sea Breeze #4) By Abbi Glines

Cover Reveal: Just for Now (Sea Breeze #4) By Abbi Glines

Book Descritption:

The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.

The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food. 

He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…

There was this girl.

She was as innocent as he was tainted.

Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.

Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.
 
 
 Expected release is October 23, 2012.
 
 
The cover was designed by Stephanie Mooney of Mooney Designs.
The book trailer was designed by Hellion Works
Event host: AToMR Tours
 
 

 
Bio:
Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines.   Facebook is also somewhere she visits a little too often. She blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.

Teaser Tuesday - Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just do the following:          
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on  that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!   You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can  add the book to their TBR  Lists  if they  like your teaser.  



 Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

 

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.

Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.


 TEASER:

 

“Grayson looked at me again. This time his gaze traveled form my hair down, and he let me see that he was looking. What he meant by this was that he thought I was beautiful, it was not just my miraculous hair, and we shouldn’t be distracted from our true love by the pesky detail that he was blackmailing me into dating his brother.
Right.”





Sunday, September 23, 2012

Freebie Sunday - Free books for your Kindle

On this Freebie Sunday ... I provide a few options to read this week. Just sit down relax in your favorite corner and read away.

Remember these books might not be free tomorrow, so hurry up and download your copy now.


The Spirit Keeper by Melissa Luznicky Garrett

After her mother and grandparents die in a raging house fire, eleven-year-old Sarah Redbird ends up in the custody of her aunt and uncle. Six years later, Sarah discovers the fire may not have been an accident at all, but a deliberate act of revenge.

Sarah's family has kept the truth of their Native American heritage secret her entire life, refusing to acknowledge where they came from. But when a family that has direct ties to their past moves to town, Sarah's true identity is revealed.

What Sarah soon learns is that some secrets are better left unspoken.





If you are interested in this book please click here:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Spirit-Keeper-ebook/dp/B007IUNEBM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348413937&sr=8-2&keywords=the+spirit+keeper


Branded (Fall of Angels) by Keary Taylor

Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

Featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL as a "Self-Published Big Seller." The entire series is now available!
BRANDED - Book One
FORSAKEN - Book Two
VINDICATED - Book Three
AFTERLIFE - Novelette Companion to Vindicated 


If you are interested in this book please click here:  http://www.amazon.com/Branded-Fall-of-Angels-ebook/dp/B0039UUB16/ref=sr_1_17?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348422082&sr=1-17&keywords=ya


Chop, Chop (Chop, Chop Series Book 1) 


Don't let the fact that it's the first in a series scare you off - Chop, Chop is a complete, stand-alone novel that will NOT leave you hanging. The sequels, however, are very reasonably priced for those who wish to follow the characters further.

Often pegged as a "Young Adult" novel, demographics show that most readers of the Chop, Chop series are actually between the ages of 25 and 55 (and the sequels are definitely geared toward that age group).

Whether you're young or old, Chop, Chop is a true coming-of-age story about friendship, loss and forgiveness that is sure to touch your heart.

Synopsis: Ever since Laci was a little girl she's been growing out her pretty, brown hair and chopping it off to send to Locks of Love. When Greg moves into town and finds out what she's doing, he thinks it's a great idea...so he starts doing it too! It's just one of the things that reserved, young David must tolerate as their friendship grows throughout the years. As they near adulthood, they grow not only closer to each other, but closer to God as well. David finds himself content in every way, but when tragedy occurs David must struggle to find his way back to God.

Winner of an Honorable Mention at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.


If you are interested in this book please click here: http://www.amazon.com/Chop-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B001CK7YV0/ref=sr_1_34?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348422287&sr=1-34&keywords=contemporary+romance 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cover Reveal Opal by Jennifer Armentrout



No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.


Together we’re stronger... and they know it.





Follow this link to an ~~~ EPIC CONTEST ~~~ Announcement. You will want to bookmark this page!

 


USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, 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 also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog


Love Ya Books Forever has been Hijacked!


Hey guys and dolls, how's it going? 

Don't look so startled - I don't bite. 

My name's Frankie. And I'm just a regular guy. 
Well, except for the whole ghost thing, I guess. 




You’re probably wondering what I'm doing here. Well,
it’s pretty simple actually. Something is coming for my best friend Ever - something
I alone cannot protect her from. Regardless of how much I love her how hard I try. 

So I have to spread the word.

And I need your help to do it.

I've been a bystander for far too long, trapped in
this ghostly shell for the past two years. I've decided it’s time to make myself known and set
some things into motion. See, I've hijacked Amazon, Curiosity Quills Press, and blogs all over the internet to make my move. 

You're probably wondering why, right? 

Well allow me to be a bit more specific. Something isn't just coming for Ever; her actual soul is in danger. So I've decided to stay silent no longer. Word needs to spread. People need to know. 

Evil lurks in the shadows.  

To give Ever more time to figure things out and try to protect herself from the trouble that awaits her, I'm upping the publication date of our story. 


 I'm sure you can understand. I mean, souls are on the line here. 

So, with that said, EVER IS NOW AVAILABLE. Yes, you read that right. NOW. I couldn't wait any longer, so I did what I had to do to protect that stubborn girl I love my best friend, Ever. 

I had to do it. Some things are too important to wait for, and Ever is one of those things for me.

Now as you’re spreading the word about this new development,
take heed this one warning:

Evil lurks in the shadows. And not just any evil. 

It’s disguised as that slick talking, good-looking bastard, Toby James ... the new kid next door. 






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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Every by Jessa Ruso

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


EVER by Jessa Russo

October 1, 2012
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press (October 1, 2012)


  • Seventeen-year-old Ever's love life has been on hold for the past two years. She's secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he's completely oblivious. Of course, it doesn't help that he's dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

    Frustrated, and desperate to move on, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever's life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer. Some girls lose their hearts to love. Some girls lose their minds. Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.


    Add to Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13625388-ever



    Image of Jessa Russo
    An unashamed super fan of all things paranormal romance, Jessa Russo reads, writes and breathes paranormal YA, rarely straying from her comfort zone.
    This biography was provided by the

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Teaser Tuesday - Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

    Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just do the following:          
    • Grab your current read
    • Open to a random page
    • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on  that page
    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!   You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
    • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can  add the book to their TBR  Lists  if they  like your teaser.  
    Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan


    "No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

    He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers...



    "No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"

    He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers...


    Teaser :

    “My world was delicately balanced, but the scales never hung even. When something improved, something else had to crumble.”

    Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Freebie Sunday

    On this Freebie Sunday ... I provide a few options to read this week. Just sit down relax in your favorite corner and read away.

    Remember these books might not be free tomorrow, so hurry up and download your copy now.


    Hidden Gem by India Lee

    Lavishly disguised pop singer, Queen Bee, is known abroad for her high-fashion wardrobe and killer vocals. In the states, she's just Gemma Hunter - shy suburban teenager in her strange new role of high school junior.

    Luckily, Gemma is taken under the wing of the fiery and popular Madison, who leads her into the high school life of the charmed. Her world as Gemma quickly becomes everything she ever wanted in a normal life - that is until international teen heartthrob, Tyler Chase, announces his celebrity crush on Queen Bee. Suddenly, Gemma's alter ego becomes a household name as the handsome singer's loyal "Tyler Chasers" create a frenzy to discover her true identity.

    And just when Gemma thinks she can hide from the celebrity drama in her high school life, Lucas - her next door neighbor as well as Madison's boyfriend - develops an interest in her that goes far beyond platonic, and Gemma soon learns that rumors aren't strictly for the stars.

    Genre: Young Adult (recommended reading age 16+)
    Novel Length: appr. 60,000 Words + Bonus Excerpts


    Featuring Bonus Excerpt from Diamond in the Rough, the next novel in the Hidden Gem series and HDU? a new series by India Lee



    Raven by Suzy Turner

    After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...
    Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.
    Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.

    Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.


    If you are interested in this book click here:  http://www.amazon.com/Raven-The-Saga-ebook/dp/B004ZZJ462/ref=sr_1_27?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347817356&sr=1-27&keywords=ya


    Falling by Amber Jaeger

    For sixteen-year-old Bixby, the last few years have been a misery of loss and rejection. Her mother’s death, her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s and her father’s despair and distance have robbed her of the family she once had. With only her brother Lincoln and her imaginary friends from the town she dreams of every night on her side, she struggles on.

    But then Lincoln is killed in a suspicious car accident and Bixby is devastated to lose her best—and only—friend. Desperate to have him back, she accepts an offer from a stranger from her nightmares.

    Jordan delivers on his promise and Bixby finds she must deliver on hers. The problem is she doesn’t know who—or what—Jordan really is or what exactly she promised in returned.

    Each evening they spend together in her dreams brings them closer together and tears Bixby further from her own reality. What does Jordan really want and what is Bixby going to lose in return for the only thing she thought she wanted most in the world?

    Look for the sequel, Winter’s Dream, due out soon.

    If you are interested in this book click here:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/217457#longdescr

    Friday, September 14, 2012

    Check these Book Trailers out!

    Happy Friday!

    I wanted to share a few Book Trailers that have caught my attention this week.  Please feel free to comment and leave me links to Book Trailers you like.

    Tilt by Ellen Hopkins


     


    Partials by Dan Wells




    Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
















    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone sequel - Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

    If you have read Lainy Taylor's Daughter of Smoke & Bone then you are hooked like me.  We finally have a cover reveal and sneak peak into book two. 


    Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2)

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

    Love Unscripted by Tina Reber Book Review

    Love Unscripted (love # 1) by Tina Reber


    Paperback, 668 pages
    Published March 6th 2010 by CreateSpace
    ISBN -
    1451533969 (ISBN13: 9781451533965)
    Edition language - English
    original title - Love Unscripted
      
    Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think that accepting a role in an unknown film would toss his career into overdrive. His new fame has cost him dearly; anonymity is no longer an option. His fans stalk him, the paparazzi hound him, and Hollywood studios all want a piece of him. Despite all of that, Ryan Christensen craves the most basic of human needs - to have love in his heart and privacy in his life.

    Taryn Mitchell, the story's protagonist, is a realist. She's been feigning contentment, running the family pub in Seaport, Rhode Island, while quietly nursing her own internal heartaches. Her feet are fairly glued to the ground and she doesn't buy into all the hype that has descended on her tiny, coastal town. In her world, men are safe if they're kept at a distance.

    Fate has other plans for these two when their paths cross one sunny afternoon. A group of female fans has attacked him, leaving his shirt torn, his face cut, and Ryan in obvious distress. Bonds between them form from the most dramatic of circumstances while jealousy, insecurity, and the stress of his celebrity life try to tear them apart.

    Through all the tabloid lies, secrecy, and pressure, can Taryn's peace and Ryan's high-profile insanity live together in harmony

    Here is a preview for the book: http://tinareber.com/love-unscripted/

    My Summary

    Taryn is a resourceful woman.  She owns her own business (a Pub) and is an entrepreneur in many other business projects.  She may not have blood relatives but she has a very close circle of friends that are her family.  Recently healing a wounded heart she has sworn off men and focused on her work.

    In the beginning we see a Taryn that works very hard for her business and is constantly harassed by her friends to give another guy a chance.  Seaport is usually a quiet place but has been recently sent to the pits due to a major movie star that has been filming a movie there.  Tons of fans have been coming into town following this big stars steps sending the town in a frenzy. 

    Roads are blocked, swarms of women screaming and crying and all for Ryan Christensen.  Taryn doesn’t get what all the fuzz is about and she might be the only woman that has not seen any of his movies.  Having no choice the TV’s on her pub are constantly changed to follow the news and updates about Ryan and every girl around her drools over him.

    She knows he is handsome, she can see it but she does not understand why someone would obsess so badly over a human being. 

    One day just as she was getting ready to open her bar a stampede of women runs after a man.  The poor guy has broken clothes and looks scared as hell.  Luck has really played a big one her time because Ryan Christensen ends up hiding in her bar for dear life.


    My thoughts

    This book was simply breathtaking and different from any other book I have read.  To see the transformation of these two characters was to witness a miracle.  I thought their relationship would be a train wreck but with ever page turn I fell in love with Ryan and Taryn.

    I cannot wait for book 2.  The cliffhanger at the end left me wanting more.  I also like that this book was really long and I dragged it as much as possible because I didn’t want it to end.

    I give this book 5 out of 5 hearts and strongly recommend it.



    Tammy
    

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Waiting on Wednesday - Ceaseless by Abbi Glines

    "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

    I cannot wait to read this one ...

    Ceaseless by Abbi Glines


    Can he make her fall in love with him… again?

    When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her.

    But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him.


    When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her. 


    Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged. 


    If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way



    Ceaseless (Existence #3) by Abbi Glines  (9/18/2012)

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