Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: Tempting the Bodyguard by J. Lynn

Guys!! You don't even know how long I have been waiting for this book! I have the cover reveal for Tempting the Bodyguard by J. Lynn for you today and it comes out May 12th!!! 

TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD OFFICIAL BLURB:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
He can protect her from everyone except himself.
Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.
Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.
She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16035968-tempting-the-bodyguard?ac=1

Super sexy cover!! I can't wait to read this one!!!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 herhusband 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.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Where You Can Find Jennifer:
 
So what do you guys think?!! I think I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

It's My Birthday!!


Yay! It's my Birthday!! Another year older. Lol!! I love Birthdays because you get cake and people who don't talk to you, like ever, post Happy Birthday messages to you all over social media sites. It totally makes you feel loved for one day!! Of course I know that I am loved everyday, but I get to feel it more on my Birthday. The other thing I love is getting gifts!! Who doesn't right?!! What I love even more than getting gifts, is giving them. So, for my birthday, I am going to give one awesome blog reader a gift of a book up to $15. If you are in the US it will be from Amazon, if you are INT it will be from TBD. The only requirement is that you make a comment either letting me know the best Birthday present you have gotten, or the worst. I want to be entertained guys!! Before the giveaway, I must post more fun Birthday gifs though!!

*All gifs below are courtesy of Giphy.com

Now, this would be the best present ever!! (By that, I mean him ACTUALLY saying this to me.) Yes, RDJ I do hope my Birthday is as awesome as you, but that could never happen. You are beyond awesome!!


And no Birthday is complete without MLP!!! 


So, in celebration of my aging, onto the giveaway!!!

Open Internationally as long as TBD shops to you
Must be 13 or older or have parent or guardian permission
No cheating. No one likes a cheater.
Winner must respond within 48 hours of being notified or a new winner will be chosen.


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Cover Reveal: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson

Hello everyone!! Today I have a cover reveal for Divinity by to be published by Spencer Hill Press 9/23/14. The cover was designed by Regina Wamba at Mae I Design.

Synopsis

"When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she's left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel.

With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart.

Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A'nwel and protect the family she never knew she had.

What she doesn't know is that Archangels have secrets too."

Pretty!! I like the cityscape. 

What do you think? You can find Michelle on Twitter, or her website. There are currently no links to pre-order and I did not find it on GR, but maybe you can, and can add it to your TBR list if you want. :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Wish You Weren't by Sherrie Peterson - Review and Tour Giveaway


Hello, welcome to my blog tour stop for Wish You Weren't by Sherrie Peterson. This is a middle grade novel and it was fun. I don't read a lot of middle grade, but still enjoy them.  I have my review, and tour giveaway on my stop today!


  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/15/2014
  • Source: ARC provided by the publisher for review
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Marten doesn't believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents ignore him, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn't expect it to make any difference.

Until his annoying brother disappears.

With the present uncertain and his brother’s future in limbo, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And if he runs out of time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20687440-wish-you-weren-t?ac=1

My Thoughts

Once in a while, I love a good middle grade book. When approached about this tour, I decided this sounded like a fun book. I don't have a younger sibling, but I know that there were many times I wished my older sibling away. Of course, like the MC of this story, I didn't really mean it, but what if it had really happened? In this book, we see just what happens when that wish comes true. This was fun, entertaining, and a great adventure for Marten and his best friend. I guess the phrase, "Be careful what you wish for." comes in handy in this book. 

Marten is an almost 12 year old boy with a little brother that annoys him all the time. He always does things to get him into trouble and sometimes he just wished he didn't exist. He wished on a star during a meteor shower and his wish comes true. Only after, he realizes that it's not really what he wants. Maybe he has been too hard on his brother this whole time. He regrets making the wish and wants nothing more than to get his brother back, but it's not that simple. He travels though time and sees unimaginable things. He learns that his wish granter comes from a star that may not exist anymore and so that means that he may not exist either. With time ticking away, he needs to find a way to set things straight. He really grows in this short period of time.

The secondary characters were fun to get to know too. I really liked the wish granter. I forget his name now, I apologize. He comes from the star the wish came from. They are able to do a review to try to see if the wish can be altered or taken back, but something goes very wrong. His star is dying, so that means he may die too. He can move through time, and even freeze time to try to help the wish granter. He was infuriating in a way that was entertaining since he was never really straightforward with anything. Paul, Marten's best friend was a bit of a coward, but he stuck by Marten through it all.

I really enjoyed how this book really teaches a lesson. Marten thinks that he would be happier without his brother, but realizes he won't. He also sees what things in life would be different, and also the sacrifices that his family has made. It's a good learning experience for him, and for the readers. It was a fun book to read, so it would be easy for younger people to read and get a good life lesson out of it without it feeling that way. I am always happy when I find a good MG book that is not only fun, but also has great things in it for a young mind to ponder over and soak up. And who doesn't like a little bit of magic?


*An advanced copy of this book was provided by the tour host in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.


Praise for WISH YOU WEREN’T:

“If you’re looking for the same old formula middle grade fantasy, this isn’t it. Wish You Weren’t is magically real. You wouldn’t be surprised if you met Marten in “real” life, but what he encounters in this story is pure magic.” ~VALERIE HOBBS, award-winning author of Wolf, Sheep and Minnie McClary Speaks Her Mind

“Wish You Weren’t is a sweet story about the blessings of family contained within the rip-roaring roller coaster of time travel. It is a page turner that kids are going to love!” ~KATIE D. ANDERSON, bestselling author of Kiss & Makeup

“I love all the science details mixed with fantasy in Wish You Weren’t — just the kinds of flights-of-science-fancy I wish I had as child!” ~SUSAN KAYE QUINN, bestselling author of the Mindjack Trilogy, Faery Swap and Third Daughter

“Fun and accessible, rich with realism and heart, this magical adventure reminds us of the things truly worth wishing for.” ~CASEY McCORMICK, literary agent intern and blogger at Literary Rambles

About Sherrie Petersen:


Sherrie Petersen still believes in magic and she loves to write (and read!) stories that take her on fantastic adventures. In addition to writing middle grade novels, Sherrie moonlights as a graphic designer, substitute teacher, freelance writer, school newspaper advisor, yearbook advisor and mother of two children. She spends her free time watching movies, driving kids around and baking cookies. Or eating them.WISH YOU WEREN’T is her debut novel.

Social media links:

Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Blog ~ Book on Goodreads ~ Author on Goodreads ~ Website
~ Wattpad



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Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date:1/10/12 (Collectors edition published 1/14/2013)
  • Source: Purchased Exclusive Collectors Edition with bonus Q&A
 Purchase: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17290810-the-fault-in-our-stars

My Thoughts

Everyone has either heard of this book or read it already. If you haven't, you are totally missing out. By this point, most of you have probably seen numerous reviews as well, so I don't know that I can say anything that hasn't already been said. I happened to buy the special edition from B&N that has a great Q&A in the back that I dove into after finishing the book. I loved the questions and how John Green answered them. It was nice to get a little insight on his thoughts about certain aspects of the book. I waited for a long time to read this because I knew it would break me. That isn't a bad thing. In fact, if a book can make me sob uncontrollably and make me physically ache inside from it, it has done its job. That means I felt all the emotions I was supposed to, I was able to connect with the characters and the story, and it was just that amazingly beautiful.Yes, it's a sad book and it's about cancer, but it is so much more than that. It was also humorous, thought provoking, and a fantastic journey with Hazel and Augustus.

I loved Hazel. Being in her head was so great. She is smart and funny, but mostly, realistic. She knows that she is going to die from her cancer. There is no cure. Just ways to give her more life. She has no choice but to accept it, and for the most part has. What she hasn't accepted and does learn, is that that she can't shut everyone out to stop from hurting them. She is afraid to let anyone besides her parents get close for fear of making them hurt when she is gone. Augustus helps her see that it doesn't matter if she wants to keep people from caring, she can't make those choices for someone else. She learns to love and accept that.

I don't even know where to start with Augustus. I pretty much adored him from the start. He is just so fun, but very deep. He doesn't think like most people do. He is romantic and charming, but not in a way that makes him seem arrogant. He has some of the best lines ever in this book!! He knows that Hazel has a time limit on her life, but he doesn't let that stop his feelings. He is more than happy to fall in love with her knowing that he will one day lose her. He wants to make her happy, to help her live each day to the fullest, to let her make him happy. I loved how he refused to give up and even tells her that he won't. He is an amazing person, and amazing friend. So full of brilliance and light!! The more we got to know him, the more I fell in love with him.

Books like these are never easy to read, but I knew that it would be worth every tear. The writing is so beautiful. The characters were brought to life on the pages. I felt like I was with them through the whole thing. That was what really made the impact of this book. Had I not cared about the characters, or felt like I really knew them, I wouldn't have been so broken apart when they were going through the things they did. This is a story of love, family, friendships, and life. Knowing that death is coming should not keep you from living, and the characters in this story showed that. There are times where they break down, where they want to give in or give up, but they fight on. There is a wonderful family aspect to the story, and I loved the parents. I also loved Isaac. Everything in this story was so incredible. It was pretty much perfection!! If you are one of the people who have not read this, you need to grab a box of tissues and do it!!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekly Recap / Stacking the Shelves (91)

*Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Happy weekend everyone!! The weather is so nice here and I am so glad that it's finally feeling like Spring!! I have been able to sit out on the deck and read without freezing, and bring the kiddo to the park. I have a pretty awesome week of books. I only got one review book, but my order from B&N came in and I am so excited to read the books I bought!!



Books Mentioned

Review
 Bought
 Thank you to HarperCollins for the review copy and the ebook settlement for the credit that I used to get all the other awesome books!!!

I am being lazy and enjoying the great weather, so I didn't include my weekly recap this week. I only posted two reviews and had two promo type posts I think. It's been forever since I have been able to enjoy the sun, so I am taking advantage. Though, I am an idiot and stayed out for too long and got a little sunburn. I didn't even think about sunblock. Oops!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Street Team Book Spotlight:Dear Nobody Edited by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil

http://books.sourcebooks.com/dear-nobody/

Hi everyone!! I am excited to be part of the Street Team to help promote Dear Nobody! Today I am sharing a little bit about Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose edited by Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil. I will be reviewing this one soon, and what I have read so far is really great. To go to the Dear Nobody website just click on the banner above. First I have the link to the Editor's Blog. And also a link to the Trailer

Next I will share the book details

  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 336
Go Ask Alice was a hoax. But Dear Nobody is a true teen diary so raw and so edgy its authenticity rings off every page

"I am a freak."

The words and drawings of Mary Rose present a gritty, powerful, no-holds-barred true experience of a teen girl so desperate to be loved, so eager to fit in that she'll go to extremes that could cost her her life.

This is not a story about addiction. Or sexual promiscuity. Or cystic fibrosis. It's the story of a young woman with a powerful will to live, who more than anything wants to be heard...and loved.

This compelling, emotional account ensures her voice will not be forgotten.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18704925-dear-nobody?ac=1


Here are two of the badges. I will be sharing these in the next few weeks!



I hope that everyone picks up this book and loves it!! Keep your eye out for my review and other posts about Dear Nobody in the next few weeks!!