Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: MORTAL ENCHANTMENT by Stacey O'Neale

Today, Stacey O'Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014!

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Mortal Enchantment

“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...

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The Shadow Prince 

Every sacrifice has consequences. Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

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Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter. Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing. Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Devil's Temptation Blog Tour!!!

The Devil's Triangle by Toni De Palma
Published by: Crescent Moon Press 
Release Date: March 14, 2014 

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.


Aah this book! Poor Cooper and Grace, I mean haven't they been through enough already? Apparently Lucifer and his sister Lucy might not quite be done with them. Or maybe Cooper and Grace just aren't meant to be? This book kept me guessing throughout whether Lucifer or Lucy, or both really were messing with Cooper and Grace. At times I thought that maybe Cooper really was just loosing it and the stress of all he and Grace had previously dealt with in the first book, The Devil's Triangle, had finally caused him to crack. And at other times I thought it was just a crappy situation that had gotten out of hand sucking Grace and Cooper right down with it. You never know when Grace and Cooper are in the midst.

And the twists. It seems I was really off in most of my predictions. I'd say I hate that, but I really don't. What it really tells me is that Toni De Palma did an excellent job at making me guess. I did not see the ending coming the way it did. Honestly, I loved reading this book! It is an excellent follow up and did not fall short in my expectations at all. I really hope there will be another book in this series. Not that I really want Toni to torture poor Cooper and Grace any more than necessary, but I love reading them!

I highly recommend both books if you haven't read them yet. :-) I can't wait to see what Toni has in store for her readers next.

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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. The sequel, The Devil's Temptation releases. 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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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: ONE, TWO, THREE by Elodie Nowodazkij

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Isn't Elodie's cover beautiful!!!!!!! (Hint there's only one answer to this question. lol) 

One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij
Publication date: June 26th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love.

Last year, Natalya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.
But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her one-time prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.

At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present, and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.
But when upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.

Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?

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The short story: Young adult author, Elodie Nowodazkij writes the stories swirling in her head during her commuting time.

The long story: Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she’d never lose her French accent. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Language & Linguistics, and later earned master’s degrees in German Cultural Studies and European Studies. Unbeknownst to her professors, she sometimes drafted stories in class. Now she lives in Germany with her husband and their cat (who doesn’t seem to realize he’s not human), and uses her commuting time to write the stories swirling in her head. She's also a serial smiley user.
ONE TWO THREE is her first novel. 

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Cover Reveal: CAMP FORGEET-ME-NOT by J.K. Rock

CAMP FORGET-ME-NOT (Camp Boyfriend #3) 
By J.K. Rock 
October 7, 2014 
Spencer Hill Press


Playing it safe and fitting in may have rocketed Kayla West into the “In” crowd at Camp Juniper Point, but it’s left her lonely. The only person she’s ever been herself with was her former best friend, Nick, an outsider that pushed her to join the most popular girls cabin two years ago. Too bad being a Diva meant pressure to break up with Nick. Of course, Kayla had her reasons, but Nick can never know the real one.  

She always thought she'd forget him one day and move on. Until he returns to camp a super-hot Olympian snowboarder. Now, every girl wants him and Nick seems determined to show her what a mistake she made. Or at least, she thought that's what he wanted. But when Nick starts sending her private notes--just like he used to--she wonders what kind of game he's playing. Nick's attention is making it tougher to stay in the background and play in safe, forcing Kayla to make a decision--stay on the sidelines and get overlooked? Or take a chance on trusting Nick and, maybe... herself.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

April 2014 Releases

Ooh, there are some great releases that I've been waiting a long time for coming out this month. YAY!

Sekret by Lindsey Smith

Why -> You have a young girl forced to be a psychic spy for the KGB. I'm loving the psychic element and the mystery of spy business on this one. This one looks really good. A mystery coupled with espionage and psychic abilities, yes!

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan

Why -> I love this idea. Ava escapes a male dominated merchant space ship to save herself. She finds herself on a floating continent of trash in the Pacific Ocean. I'm really into sci-fi books lately. Now I just need to clear my reading list to read them, hahaha.

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Why -> This one looks so good. Kit is a killer. She receives letter that begin with "Dear Killer" and she follows the only rules she's ever known and leaves a letter with the dead body. That is until a certain letter arrives that turns everything upside down.

A Whisper in Time (Whisper Falls #2) by Elizabeth Langston

Why -> I have this one on pre-order and can't wait for it to come out. I loved the first book, Whisper Falls. Such a great story. I love the way history and present time swirl together in this series. I can't wait to see what happens next with Susanna and Mark. Trying not to give too much away about how the first book ends, I'll just say that if you like a historical twists this is the series for you.

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Why -> I feel like I've been waiting forever for this book to release. Harper becomes a Paladin at the homecoming dance and is charged to protect her least favorite person, ever. To make matters worse she starts to fall for him and finds out his destiny could be to destroy the Earth.

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

Why -> Tora lives on the wasteland that is left of Earth after the sun goes red giant and she longs to get the heck off the planet. She dreams of a planet with oceans and animals, and real plants that aren't deadly cacti. She finds herself questioning who she can trust when mercenaries arrive to take her father's weapons by force. The very weapons that only Tora should be able to use, but one of the soldiers, James, is able to fire.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

Why -> When I first heard of Daughter of Smoke and Bone I was intrigued and wanted to read it, but I never got around to it. Then Days of Blood and Starlight came out and there was that crazy buzz again. This time I figured it was only another year before the final book came out, so I might as well wait and read straight through. Now, I can't wait! I am going to finally read this trilogy that everyone else can't stop talking about.

House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

Why -> This one is filled with magic and I love a good story around magic. Jo has spent the past ten years hiding from the very curse that killed her mother, but now it appears the killer has returned. But Jo needs to learn more about what she is really up against and decide what she's willing to risk to save those she loves.

Frozen (Taken #2) by Erin Bowman

Why -> Another book I have yet to read the first installment of. I have Taken on my Kindle, I just haven't read it yet. This is on my list of books to read this year. I'm trying to read books I have on my shelves and Kindle first before requesting other books from the library.

In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo

Why -> I'm completely enthralled with this idea. The story is told alternating between words (Kiersten White) and pictures (Jim Di Bartolo). The story takes place in a town where mysterious things happen and no one can outrun their past.

The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Why -> Ooh, Kyra wakes up to find she's been missing for five years and everything has turned upside down in her life. Her boyfriend and best friend are now dating. Her parents are divorced and her dad is convinced little green men had something to do with her disappearance. So interesting. I can't wait for this one. I love a good conspiracy theory.

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins 

Why -> I have both Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril on my Kindle waiting for this third book. I can't wait to read them. I've heard great things about the series and I am anxiously awaiting this final installment so I can read them back to back.

What books are you excited for releasing this month?

Friday, February 28, 2014

March 2014 Releases

Wow! This month is full of great releases. This post seriously took me days to get it together. A little here, a little there, and eventually it all came together.

Gilded (Gilded #1) by Christina L. Farley 

Why -> How could I not be interested in this debut? Jae is a sixteen-year-old Korean-American with a black belt, a love for steel-tipped arrows, a grudge, and learns there is a demi-god out to steal her soul once her father moves them to Seoul, Korea. I especially love that she has a thing for the steel-tipped arrows. That means archery, which in turn means I am definitely interested. Plus the demi-god soul stealing stuff.

Panic by Lauren Oliver 

Why -> First off I loved Oliver's Delirium trilogy. Her writing is captivating and she spins such intriguing worlds. I can't wait to see what she has in store with this new story where high school seniors play a high stakes game with the promise of a huge payoff.

Let the Storms Break (Let the Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger 

Why -> I have yet to read the first book in this trilogy, Let the Sky Fall, because it looked so good. I decided to wait until closer to when the untitled third book is released. I can't wait because I love Messenger's writing. I really enjoyed her middle grade novel, The Keeper of the Lost Cities. I'm sure this series will not disappoint.

Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray 

Why ->  I loved the first book in this trilogy, Spellcaster and have been anxiously awaiting this second installment. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine. Gray has such talent in spinning her stories. Plus I love her writing and the magic aspect of the story.

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski 

Why -> Oh that cover, swoon! I love it. Plus the story itself sounds really intriguing. When the empire Kestrel belongs too enslaves those it has conquered. Kestrel must choose between getting married or joining the military, that is according to the empire. Kestrel buys Arin, who is a slave, and finds herself in love with him. But he has secrets. And the price of owning another human may be too high for Kestrel.  

The Fifty Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1) by M.G. Buehrlen

Why -> First off I love the idea of time travel, but doing that to past lives is so much cooler! Alex is a Descender who can travel to her past lives, but someone doesn't want her to be able to do this again, even if it means making this her final life.

NIL by Lynne Matson

Why -> Um, for starters the idea of waking up naked on an island is pretty darn creepy if you ask me. And on top of that you have only 365 days to get off, or die. Talk about high stakes! 

Shattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry

Why -> I really enjoyed Slated when I read it last year. Somehow I got mixed up and thought the second book, Fractured, came out this year. But, it actually came out last year and I totally could have read it sooner! So, nice surprise, I get to read the second and third books back to back now! Yay!

The Shadow Prince (Into The Dark #1) by Bree Despain

Why -> I really enjoyed her last trilogy, The Dark Devine. Additionally I am really interested in the underworld theme, even if I've read several trilogies previously delving into the underworld. This one looks fresh and interesting.

The Devil's Temptation (The Devil's Triangle #2) by Toni De Palma

Why -> Ahh, this book! I can't wait to get my hands on the finished story. I read original, early drafts of this manuscript. And even then, it was great! I don't want to spoil it for you if you have yet to read The Devil's Triangle, otherwise I would totally give the entire blurb. Plus, you will be seeing more of this book right here on my site around the release date. Prepare yourself for the onslaught! Mwahahahahaha...

Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

Why -> I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say it would be fun to be able to go on virtual vacations and such without consequences to reality. But when the game's creator's daughter learns everything might not be what it seems she will be forced to choose between love and loyalty. This looks so good, and it looks like it might be a stand alone, which means I won't have to wait for more books in the series.

The King (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

Why -> I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I really love the series and how each book centers on a new pair of characters. Not that I didn't love Wrath and Beth in the first book, but I am left wondering about some of the other characters Ward has only slightly delved into in previous installments. I'm worried this means there will be fewer books on the horizon, and no closure to those other characters. Okay, rant over. Still I can't wait to see what happens in this book. Plus it will be fun to get back to Wrath and Beth.

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Why -> This one is very intriguing: mystery, murder, and the paranormal twist where Nearly Boswell can taste people's emotions when she touches their skin. And the only one she can confide in is the new teen who is doing surveillance for the police, on none other than Nearly herself. This one is definitely on my list to snag quickly.

What new releases are you excited for?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Blast: FLAWED by J.L. Spelbring

In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.

Family, friendship, and love.

But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream.

FLAWED BY J.L. Spelbring 
Book Two in the PERFECTION series. 
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: August 12th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press






Praise for PERFECTION...

"This book is seriously so unique and amazing it's mind-blowing!" ~ Lauran Hammond

"Wow! That was my initial reaction after finishing Perfection. This is without a doubt one of the most well thought out, cleverly-written and unique books I have ever read." ~ K-Books

"4 stars - Chilling and provocative, these characters will get to you." ~ Stuck In Books

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J.L. Spelbring - lives in Texas, where she wanders out in the middle of the night to look at the big and bright stars. Besides knocking imaginary bad guys in the head with a keyboard, she enjoys being swept away between the pages of a book, running amuck inside in her own head, pretending she is into running, and hanging out with her kids, who are way too cool for her.