Monday, 31 March 2014

Cover Reveal: Lux Consequences (Opal & Origin) by Jennifer L. Armentrout + Giveaway!

Last week was the cover reveal for Lux: Beginnings, and today's the day you get to see the cover for Lux: Consequences! It's just as pretty :)


Opal


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 alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. 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.


Origin

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?  

Release date: June 3rd 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


And here are both the covers together!



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 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.

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

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Review: Kissing Eden by T.A. Foster

Title: Kissing Eden
Author: T.A. Foster
Release date: March 6th 2014
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 132
Source: Inkslinger PR

Have you ever thought of taking a vacation alone? I mean step on a plane, check into your hotel, and lie on the beach completely and utterly alone. No? Me either, but then right before senior spring break I got dumped.
Something about break ups makes you do things you didn’t want to do, and try things you didn’t know you were capable of.

That’s how I ended up at the Palm Palace.
That’s how I met Grey.
That’s how my spring break turned into the most unforgettable week of my life.





Kissing Eden seemed like it had an interesting premise, and Eden seemed like an independent kind of girl. So I'm sorry to say that this book ended up being a bit of a disappointment. I did enjoy some parts of the book, but I also had quite a few issues with it.

Eden has some seriously crappy luck. Her boyfriend of a long time dumps her days before spring break, when they had already made vacation plans. So Eden decides to go on vacation alone, but the airline ends up losing her luggage. When she tries to check into her room at the hotel, she discovers that her ex, Brett, has already checked into that room before her, so she's now stuck at a pretty dilapidated motel called the Palm Palace. Which is where everything begins, of course.

I really wanted to like Eden. I admired her determination to go ahead and have fun on spring break without Brett. But Eden's actually really immature, and her actions throughout the book didn't make me like her any more than I liked Bella from Twilight. She gets to know Grey at the Palm Palace, and after like three days she's completely smitten. She even gets insanely jealous when she sees him talking to his ex, and how does she react? She throws a drink into Grey's face. Yeah, and this is after three days I believe.

Speaking of Grey, I couldn't really connect with him even though his character seemed like a great one. Grey has a lot riding on him - he's inherited the Palm Palace from his late grandfather, but can't afford to hire anyone, so he has to do all the work himself. I liked Grey, but there were things about him that didn't fit with his image. Grey's equally into Eden after just a few days, and I honestly found the insta-love so hard to believe. That kind of thing just doesn't happen. And Grey also gets really mad seeing Eden with Brett at one point, and then lets her leave without saying a word to her.

The way the two of them finally come together at the end was a little on the ridiculous side too. I won't say what it was in case anyone wants to read this book. I'm glad Kissing Eden is quite a short read, and really light, because if it were longer I may not have finished it. The storyline is definitely sweet, though. So if you're looking for a quick cute read, you might want to try this one.

*Thank you to Inkslinger PR for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 2/5

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Review: Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Title: Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Release date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: eBook
Pages: 261

After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?


Wild Cards has a similar premise to Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry, which I adored. So I thought I'd love this one just as much, but it fell a little short of my expectations. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, though, because I really did. And I loved Derek! His banter with Ashtyn was hilarious, and he's just really funny in general. But there were a few little issues I had with the book.

Derek gets expelled from school after one too many pranks, and right after, his stepmom tells him they're moving to Chicago. Derek obviously doesn't want to go, but he doesn't have a choice, since his dad is constantly out at sea with the Navy. When Derek gets to Illinois, he meets Ashtyn. Well, she threatens him with a pitchfork. It's all very sweet. Ashtyn is the new captain of her high school football team, and all she wants is to get her team to the state championship. Her dream falls apart when her boyfriend leaves to join their rivals, leaving her team vulnerable and without a good quarterback. But Ashtyn finds out a secret about Derek, something that will help her. And all she needs is to get Derek to cooperate, but it's definitely harder than it looks.

I wanted to love Ashtyn, because she sounds like the kind of girl I love reading about. She's the only girl on the football team, and she's voted captain. I really admire her for that, and for her drive in the sport. But she really doesn't act like the tough girl she seems to be. Ashtyn's dating a complete tool, and I don't know why she stayed with him that long. Also, she keeps switching personalities between a tough football-playing chick and a weak, jealous girly-girl. Make up your mind, woman! Plus, she's in denial way too much regarding her feelings about Derek.

And that brings me to another point I found weird. Ashtyn's sister Brandi is Derek's stepmom. They all live in the same house in Illinois. Derek is Ashtyn's step-nephew! That is one crazy family tree, isn't it? And considering that Ashtyn and Derek end up together, I'm trying to imagine how much more messed up their family would get if the two got married. That's one bunch of tangles I don't want to separate out.

I really liked Derek, though. He's so refreshing - humourous, witty, gorgeous of course, and quite secretive. He's basically the highlight of the novel. I loved the light-heartedness of the insults constantly traded by him and Ashtyn. It's like they really wanted to hate each other in the beginning. But what I didn't like is the insta-lust. Not love, thankfully, because that's worse. But Derek and Ashtyn feel a connection right from the moment they meet, and they can't stop thinking about how attractive the other is. Give me a break, they just met and they're related to each other!

Both Derek and Ashtyn have their own issues to deal with, and I think it's sweet how they helped each other. You can tell they really care about one another though they don't show it much on the outside. Derek even got over the pain he felt after his mom died years ago, and picked up a football again. All for Ashtyn. There's this really sweet thing he does for her at the end that made me love him even more. 

Ashtyn's teammates are really awesome too, and it was cool how they looked out for her like she was their sister. I have a pretty good idea who the next book will be following, and I'm definitely looking forward to reading that.

I enjoyed reading Derek and Ashtyn's story, and the ending was great. The tension between the two characters was done really well, it was so realistic. And I liked that secondary characters didn't take a back seat. This isn't too romance-focused, which I was grateful for. All in all, Wild Cards is an enjoyable read, and I'll definitely be picking up the next book.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, 29 March 2014

In My Mailbox #31


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren which allows us to share the books we’ve bought, borrowed and received.

Here's what I've got in the past couple of weeks! There were a lot of new Harper titles on Edelweiss yesterday but I limited myself to just two.

For Review



Camp Payback by J.K. Rock^
Played by Liz Fichera^
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick*
All Lined Up by Cora Carmack*
Boomerang by Noelle August*
Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley*
In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis*

^ARCs from NetGalley (thanks Spencer Hill and Harlequin TEEN!)
*ARCs from Edelweiss (thanks Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins!)

The only ones I've read out of these so far are Camp Payback and All Lined Up. Loved both! I'm very excited to read Black Ice. I love Becca Fitzpatrick. I'm actually surprised they put the ARC up so early, since it releases in October.

I'm definitely looking forward to the rest as well. Veronica Rossi co-writing a New Adult novel? Yes please! I'm intrigued by the companion to Not a Drop to Drink as well. I hadn't heard of Rites of Passage before seeing the title yesterday, but it seems awesome so hopefully I'll love it.

That's it for today! What did you guys get this week? Are you excited about any of the titles I've featured? Leave a comment and let me know!

Friday, 28 March 2014

The Devil's Temptation Blog Tour: Spotlight + Excerpt


Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Devil's Temptation (The Devil's Triangle #2) by Toni De Palma. Check out an excerpt from the book below! And thank you to Christine for organizing this tour :)



Fighting the Devil brought Cooper and Grace together. But without a little evil to spice things up, the everyday life of a normal teenager is pretty dull. A summer job crewing on a billionaire’s yacht in sunny Italy might be just the ticket to rekindle passion. While the setting is perfect, the winding, sinister back streets of Naples are also the perfect playground for a scorned Lucifer to wreak havoc. And if evil doesn’t rip them apart, the sultry billionaire’s daughter and the sexy First Officer might be what it takes to finally destroy Cooper and Grace’s love forever.

Release date: March 14th 2014
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Purchase link: Amazon


Excerpt


“God, what do you have in here? Rocks?” I said, as I heaved Grace’s suitcase off the conveyer belt.

She rolled her eyes. “We are going to be here for two months, Cooper.”

Not that I needed reminding. Since football practice started the first week of August and our little adventure in Italy was going to cost me that time, I’d had to move heaven and earth to convince my coach to keep me on the team. In my former life, I’d laughed at guys who were jocks, but with the chance that football might win me a scholarship, I’d ironically become one of those guys.
It wasn’t just my coach that wasn’t happy with me. Being away from home for eight weeks did not sit well with my parents, either. I knew guys my age weren’t supposed to be tight with their parents, but not a lot of guys my age had faced off with Lucifer either.

With the two connecting flights, we’d been traveling for close to thirteen hours. The luggage felt like sand bags as I pulled them behind me and followed Grace.
Unlike me, she was energized and excited. As we moved through the terminal toward the exit doors, she kept pointing things out. “Look at that those people drinking cappuccinos at that barover there. Don’t they look chic? And the way they have the gelato decorated with real fruit. It’s so artistic.” Like a little kid on the Dumbo ride at Disneyland, Grace giggled.

“No wonder some of the greatest artists in history were from Italy,” she said. “It’s such a rich culture, don’t you think?”

“Uh-huh,” I said, as I tried to navigate through the crowd of people who rushed by on their way to catching their flights.

As we headed for the exit doors, someone elbowed me in the ribs.
“Watch it!” I said, but the guy kept going. Grace kept going too, purring on and on about everything Italian.

As we stood in line to exit the terminal, Grace stared at the young couple in front of us who were speaking in Italian. “Italian is the most romantic language in the world. I can’t wait to practice it with you.”

As soon as our tickets were bought, Grace uploaded Rosetta Stone to her computer. According to her uncle, most of the crew on the Tempest spoke English. Still, Grace forced me to practice with her. She could get by pretty good, but listening to the couple in front of me, I had no way of knowing whether they were getting hot and heavy or just talking about whose turn it was to take out the garbage when they got home.

Finally in the waiting area, I heard a voice boom over the rest of the crowd. “Sanders!”

Looking up, I saw that, connected to that booming voice, was a guy who took the word buff to a whole new level. In his early twenties, the guy was wearing white pants and a white naval shirt, complete with brass buttons. In this sea of tired travelers, he looked tanned and relaxed, not to mention full of himself.
“Sanders!” The guy said again as he scanned the crowd. Had it not been for the card in his hand that also said Sanders, my first instinct was to steer Grace away from the guy.

Before I could lead her away, Grace waved and said, “Here!” As we walked toward him, his eyes locked on Grace and he lit up. “Grace Sanders? Piacere, Signorina. I am Marcello.” Of course. What else would a guy with movie star looks be called? He shook Grace’s hand,

his grasp lingering a little too long for my taste. He was only a little taller than me, but I imagined that his wavy black hair and shocking blue eyes was just the sort of thing that turned girls into bowls of gloppy oatmeal.

Piacere,” Grace said back. To my horror, she was blushing!

Before this went too far, I did what any red blooded guy would do. I wrapped my arm around Grace and staked my claim. “I’m Cooper. Cooper Wanderman.”

As if he suddenly realized I was there, Marcello frowned. He looked at a piece of paper he had in his hand. “I’m sorry, but I have no Cooper Wanderman on my list. My list only says I am here to pick up Grace Sanders.”

Already beyond tired, I was seriously ready to punch Mr. Perfect in the face and add a little color to his white uniform. “Well maybe you need to recheck your list,” I said. “But this time look under the word boyfriend.”


About the author:

Toni De Palma was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a child she spent many summers in Ischia, the Italian island where her father was brought up. Her first middle grade novel, Under the Banyan Tree, was published in 2007 and selected as a Kirkus New Voices Pick and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Her second middle grade novel, Jeremy Owl, was published in 2010. Her third book, The Devil’s Triangle, A YA paranormal is getting rave reviews. Toni holds her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and she is a recipient of a New Jersey Arts Fellowship. She currently resides in New Jersey.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Review: Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

Title: Meridian (Arclight #2)
Author: Josin L. McQuein
Release date: April 22nd 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Format: eARC
Pages: 290
Source: Edelweiss

Marina thought that she had solved all of the Arclight’s mysteries. She had found her own history—that she was one of the Fade, that she never should have been human. She knows that the Fade who surround the Arclight don’t want to be the humans' enemies at all. She knows that the leader of those inside the Arc, Honoria Whit, never told the whole truth. But there is so much more that Marina is just discovering. There are more survivors out there. Only Marina—and her friends, all of whom have connections to the Fade they'd never known about—can lead her people to them. But there are also darker dangers, things that even the Fade fear. And Marina slowly realizes she may never have been “cured,” after all. The sequel to Arclight, Meridian is an intense, action-packed page-turner about the lines we draw between right and wrong, light and dark . . . and the way nothing is ever that black and white.


Arclight was one of my favourite 2013 reads, and compared to that I was a little disappointed with Meridian since I had pretty high expectations, but on the whole I enjoyed it and I liked where the author's taking the series. There's definitely a lot of action, and though it gets slow at times, it's worth getting through those parts to reach the end.

The days are now counted in AF - Arc Fall, the day it was destroyed. It's being rebuilt, and things are going relatively smoothly. Until there are signs that the Fade are back. But it's different - certain kids are being affected strongly by whatever's taking over their bodies. And Marina needs to find out what the Fade know about it, if Rue knows about it. She's also in a constant battle for control with Cherish, the Fade side of her. When the people of the Arc find out there's something darker out there, Marina knows she needs to figure out a way to stop it, if even possible.

I was pretty confused about the Marina-Cherish thing, since I thought they were literally the same person, but apparently in this book we're shown that they are two different consciousnesses. It's like Cherish lives inside Marina's head, and the concept kind of reminded me of Melanie and Wanda from The Host. I hope we find out everything about that situation in the next book! I really did like Marina in this book too. Despite everything she's been through, she's as strong as ever. And I love how honest she is with herself. Even if it's a bitter truth, she'll admit it. It's interesting to see her 'interact' with Cherish as well.

Tobin and Rue are still fighting for Marina and Cherish respectively. Again, this reminded me a little of The Host, since it's not a real love triangle when there are four different consciousnesses. But I liked that romance didn't take over the plot of this novel in any way. Tobin and Rue are there to help Marina through anything, but she definitely picked Tobin in Arclight and it sort of stays that way. For now. I love them both, so my only hope is that Cherish somehow has a body of her own so she can go be happy with Rue, while Marina stays with Tobin. So everybody's happy.

It was in the third quarter that I felt the plot really slow down. I was skimming at some bits, and since nothing really happened for a while, I wasn't missing much. But then all the action starts. It gets really action-packed in the last quarter, and the pace picks up so fast it's hard to keep up. I think it should have been more balanced between the two. But I loved all the action scenes! There's so much Marina and the others don't know about their world, and they find out a fair bit in Meridian.

I loved that we got quite a lot of background in this book. Mostly from Honoria, which is surprising considering everything she did in the previous book. But I do hope she's changing. There are also a lot of surprises here, and I honestly never saw most of them coming. We get to see more of the Fade as well, and I'm hoping Marina gets all her memories back, of being Cherish and being with Rue, etc. Either way, though this one wasn't as amazing as I expected, it's still left me impatient for the third book.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #65: Take Me On

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week's WoW is...


Take Me On by Katie McGarry


Title: Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4)
Author: Katie McGarry
Release date: May 20th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.

EEEEEP! I can't express how excited I am for this book. I LOVE Katie McGarry! And all of these amazing characters. I seriously cannot wait for West's story. And the female protagonist is a champion kickboxer? Even better! I have no doubt I will eat this one up and I need it like right now.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Release Day Launch: Recklessly Royal by Nichole Chase

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We are extremely excited to say that Nichole Chase's RECKLESSLY ROYAL is now available! RECKLESSLY ROYAL is a New Adult contemporary romance novel being published by HarperCollins Avon imprint and is a part of Nichole Chase’s Suddenly series.


Recklesly Royal

RECKLESSLY ROYAL Synopsis:

Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . .

When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?

Release date: March 25th 2014
Publisher: Avon
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble



Excerpt

I was a bit sloshed, but I wasn’t going to tell Sam that. My legs slipped and I slid the rest of the way to the ground, my head stopping my fall. Maybe I was drunker than I thought. The doorbell rang as I scrambled up from my spot on the floor.

“I’ve got it!” Chadwick took off to the front door, his steps a little too loud.

Backing away from the pole, I took a running jump and grabbed directly in the middle. I used my momentum to swing my legs high in the air. Making sure I had a good grip on the pole, I spread my legs into a split.

“Wow.” A deep voice broke into my thoughts and I looked up. A man was standing next to Chadwick, wearing a backpack and carrying a large duffel bag. His dark eyes ran over my body and I shivered, which was a bad thing. My hands slipped and I fell, crashing to the floor with a loud oof.

“Are you okay?” Sam ran over and helped me stand up, but I wasn’t feeling any pain. In fact, I was feeling awesome. Looking past Sam’s shoulder, I smiled at the hottie and waved. He was perfection, from his messy dark hair down to his scuffed boots. And exactly what we needed to end the night with a bang.

“Heeeyyooou. I don’t remember hiring a stripper, but boy am I glad you showed up.” I let Sam help me up to my feet and wondered why she was making a choking sound. I slapped her on the back, worried. “Are you okay?”

“I’m fine. Fine!” Sam barked a laugh. “That’s not—”

“Good! Because it looks like I outdid myself!” I turned her around with a flourish to look at the delicious man standing on the stairs. His shirt strained across his chest as he shifted his feet and I found myself thinking about tracing my fingers across those hard lines. I let my eyes run over him instead, taking in the tight plaid shirt, worn jeans, and work boots. There was nothing polished or metropolitan about him. Everything screamed outdoors. And I liked it.

“Cathy,” Sam tried to stop me, but I shrugged her off and skipped up the steps.

“What are you supposed to be? A lost lumberjack?” I pulled the heavy bag out of his hands and set it on the ground. “We’ll, c’mon! Someone start some music.” I gyrated my hips a little and wiggled my eyebrows. “Take it off, bab-ay!”

“If you insist, gorgeous.” His American accent gave me pause as a dim memory tried to fight through the fog in my brain, but it didn’t last long. His eyes stayed locked on mine as his calloused fingers worked the top couple of his buttons free. I wasn’t sure if it was the alcohol, or just his deep brown eyes, but I was entranced. I didn’t even notice when Sam climbed the stairs.

I couldn’t look away from him as he slowly unbuttoned his shirt and exposed the skin underneath. The need to touch that tantalizing bit of flesh raced through me and my fingers twitched. Hypnotized by eye the color of melted chocolate, I leaned forward. One corner of his mouth turned up into a smirk and it only added to his appeal. Where it might have been a turn off in another man, It simply added to this strippers appeal. I smiled in response, eager for him to continue.

“God, please don’t, David. I’ll never be able to look at you again.” She covered his hands with her own and laughed, her cheeks a bright red.

“David?” I looked at him, confused, before looking over my shoulder at Jess. She was nodding her head with wide eyes like I was supposed to remember something. “David?” I said the name again, mulling over what that could mean.

I looked down at the bag I had taken from him and my eyes landed on his boots. It was then that a moment of clarity surged through my mind like a stampede of wild horses and I covered my mouth.

“Oh God.” A wave of nausea hit me. “You’re Sam’s friend.”

I promptly turned around and threw up into a potted plant.


About the author:

Author Photo B&WNichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, and several short stories. She is also the instructor of Say What? a dialogue class at the Romance Academy.

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, superhero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Cover Reveal: Lux Beginnings (Obsidian & Onyx) by Jennifer L. Armentrout + Giveaway!

I'm sure you guys know that the already-release first four books of the Lux series is being combined into two volumes - Beginnings and Consequences. Well, here is the gorgeous cover for Beginnings!



Obsidian
There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.
Onyx
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
Release date: June 3rd 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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

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Kissing Eden blog tour: Promo + Giveaway


Hi everyone! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Kissing Eden by T.A. Foster. I will be spotlighting the book, and go enter the giveaway at the bottom. Thank you to Inkslinger PR for organizing this tour :) You can check out the full schedule here.


Have you ever thought of taking a vacation alone? I mean step on a plane, check into your hotel, and lie on the beach completely and utterly alone. No? Me either, but then right before senior spring break I got dumped.
Something about break ups makes you do things you didn’t want to do, and try things you didn’t know you were capable of.

That’s how I ended up at the Palm Palace.
That’s how I met Grey.
That’s how my spring break turned into the most unforgettable week of my life.


Release date: March 6th 2014
Publisher: Self-published
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords




About the author:

T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.
She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. 
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.

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