Thursday, April 23, 2015

*Review* "Introductions" by C.L. Stone!

Introductions
(The Academy, #1)

~By: C.L. Stone

~Released: December 23rd, 2012

~PublisherArcato Publishing

~Length: 276 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Coming-of-Age, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Fiction


~Synopsis:

With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone.

When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends.

Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they've sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another?

Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy.

The Academy, ever vigilant.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

*Book Blast & Giveaway* "Wedding Haters" by Melissa Baldwin!

 Wedding Haters on Goodreads
Wedding Haters
(Event to Remember, #2)

~By: Melissa Baldwin

~Released: March 5th, 2015

~Length: 243 Pages

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Drama, Romance, Humor


The exquisite dress, the dazzling menu, the family drama . . . It’s the day every girl dreams of, and Madison Wales is no exception. Her wedding plans seem to be going perfectly thanks to her very talented wedding planner, Sienna Harris. That is, until her grandmother and her two overachieving, bullying cousins suddenly want to become very involved in her big day. But . . . why? 

Madison’s perfect wedding dreams are dashed as things slowly start to unravel. With family drama in her midst, she wonders if her cousins are behind each disaster or if she has truly become a paranoid bridezilla. 

Will Madison be able to withstand all of the pressure and finally stand up for herself? The idea of eloping with her fiancé, Cole, is looking better everyday, even if it means leaving her dream wedding behind. Will she make the right choice? 

Monday, April 20, 2015

*Cover Reveal* "Deathspell" by Peter W. Dawes!

Deathspell Cover Reveal

 Deathspell
Deathspell
(Deathspell # 1)

~By: Peter W. Dawes

~Publisher: Crimson Melodies Publishing

~Released: April 15, 2015

~Pages: 182 pages

~Cover by: L. Canzoneri

~Genres: Adult, Historical, Fantasy


Deathspell will be the first book in a brand-new series written by USA Today Bestselling Author Peter Dawes.

A boy orphaned by violence grows up in the shadow of his father's murder. His older brother offers him a home, but the life of a farmer is a poor fit for Christian Richardson.

Set in England in the 1400s, the Wars of the Roses litters the country with plenty of jobs for a young mercenary trained in how to wield a sword. Christian grows out of his youth and becomes a capable fighter, one who inherited his father's blade. As a member of the Brotherhood of the Black Rose, he puts coins in his pockets and food in his stomach, but every day he searches for the sigil of the men who took his father's life.

Finally, after years skirting the edges of a group called the Luminaries, he'll make a discovery that will put him in reach of his goal. Vengeance.

The sword was not the only possession his father had given to him, though, and unbeknownst to Christian, the Luminaries have been hunting for Richard's son - the boy who escaped from them nearly a decade ago - just as he has been scouring for signs of them.
An almost successful attempt on his life reveals hidden gifts, and even more secrets that his father had taken to the grave. As Christian reaches the threshold of claiming revenge, he faces the realization that retribution might come at a high price. Will he listen to the pleas of his loved ones, cautioning him away from danger? Or will his pursuit for justice take him down a path from where he can never return?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

*Blitz & Giveaway* "Finding Thor" by Kai Strand!

Finding Thor Blitz

 Finding Thor
Finding Thor

~By: Kai Strand

~Released: March 12th, 2015

~Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press

~Length: 277 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance


Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.

Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced, and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression – like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls around her emotions until she has no choice but to forgive herself and feel again. 

But a mysterious, troubled past follows Nik, and Cara may prove to be his weakest link.

When a royal princess shows up looking for Nik, and an international gang arrives looking for missing jewels, Cara lands in mortal danger. Will she be able to save herself? What will happen to her newly repaired psyche if she loses Nik? 

Romance, mystery, and high stakes – just another day in high school.

Friday, April 17, 2015

*Blitz & Giveaway* "The Ark" by Laura Liddell Nolen!

Ark Blitz

 The Ark
The Ark

~By: Laura Liddell Nolen

~Publisher: HarperVoyager

~Released: March 26th, 2015

~Length: 239 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi


There’s a meteor headed for Earth, and there is only one way to survive.

With her criminal record, sixteen-year-old Char is never going to get a place on an Ark, one of the five massive bioships designed to protect Earth’s survivors. The Arks are reserved for the real goody-goodies, like Char’s mom, dad, and brother, all of whom have long since turned their backs on her.

With Earth on the brink of destruction, Char must use all her tricks of the trade to swindle her way into outer space, where she hopes to reunite with her family, regardless of whether they want to see her or not.

Once she arrives on the North American Ark, Char discovers that the remnants of humanity haven’t achieved the egalitarian utopia they’d planned for. For starters, the “Officers of the Peace” are anything but peaceful, especially since stealing a spot on an Ark is a crime punishable by death…

Thursday, April 16, 2015

*Review* "The Ambrose Beacon" by Alena Gouveia!

The Ambrose Beacon (The Solas Prophecy, #1)
The Ambrose Beacon
(The Solas Prophecy, #1)

~By: Alena Gouveia

~Released: April 8th, 2013

~Length: 404 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Adventure, Fantasy


Strange things have been happening in Evergreen, Colorado. People are disappearing, wolves are prowling the woods for the first time in seventy years, and strangers in black are showing up at the local schools. For the Ambrose family, it’s a sign that their quiet lives are about to be changed forever. The events signal the beginning of a struggle that will either push them closer together as a family, or tear them apart. To survive, each of the children must harness the strange new abilities with which they’ve been gifted and learn to fight as one. For Jeremiah Ambrose, the struggle to protect his children will force him to put aside his animosity for his brother-in-law Harper, and learn to see him in a different light.

But for Harper, the burden is heaviest. He alone knows the truth about the strange events and what they mean for his family. Something is searching for the Ambrose children. And when it finds them, the fate of the whole world will be decided…

*Blitz & Giveaway* "The Weight of a Wing" by Ioana Visan!

 The Weight of a Wing
The Weight of a Wing
(Stolen Wings, #1)

~By: Ioana Visan

~Released: April 16th, 2015

~Genres: Urban Fantasy


Alise has achieved the impossible. After her wings were chopped off, the fairy survived and now finds herself in the human world, once again hunted like prey by the sadistic Gorem.

Locating him with her help means that the two Guardians of Balance, Rafe and Vale, will not only be able to turn him in and make him pay for maiming her, but make him accountable for the deaths of other fairies as well.

Gorem has plans of his own for the rogue fairy. With the help of a wizard, Fabian, and an army of monsters by his side, Gorem will stop at nothing to recapture Alise. 

With already so much on the line, Alise not only has to keep herself safe from harm, but will also have to protect her new human friend, Cassie, in the process.

Who will win the battle of good versus evil? Is capturing Gorem worth risking what remains of Alise's life?