Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: Range and The Magpie Bridge by J.A Huss



by J. A. Huss 
 Release date: April 1, 2013

 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot.
Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control.
There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s been sentenced to.
Junco is tired of fighting and death. She’s had enough and this time she means to end it – once and for all.
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 I am Not Junco -
Range by J. A. Huss
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COVER REVEAL TWO
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss

The Magpie Bridge
A Tier Novella
I Am Not Junco Book 4.5 by J. A. Huss
 Release date: April 1, 2013
Raubtier Aves, 039-1, a.k.a TIER
Son of Lucan
Ranking Officer of the Avian military
Powerful
Ruthless
And devoted to Junco, no matter what
Tier was left with one specific order and he’s not about to screw it up. He might lose all his allies, his brothers, his shot at defeating the High Order, and his own Eternal Salvation - but he’s willing to risk it all to keep one small girl alive.
Tier reveals his part in the epic tale of The Seven Siblings, spilling secrets and motivations that will leave you breathless and wanting more.  The Magpie Bridge paves the way for the final installment in the new adult Series, I Am Just Junco.  The final book in the Junco Epic, RETURN, will be released on December 2, 2013.
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A.
Huss
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss


 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

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

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Expected Publication: August 6th 2013
NAL Penguin
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Book 8 of the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill.

Welcome back to Chicago: Famous for sports, pizza, and vampires. At the tender age of twenty-eight, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, seen her Master fall and rise, and saved her best friend from self destruction. But this might be her toughest fight yet..
I have not yet had the chance to read House Rules but I'm so excited about it and I absolutely can't wait. I love each book in the series and I can't wait to read HR and then when this one comes out I'm definitely reading it too.

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YA Pick:

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Expected publication: September 17th 2013
Balzer & Bray



Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.
I've had my eye on this one for some time now and I'd love to read it when it comes out. Sadly, I don't know when that will be in my country but I'm still very excited about it.
I saw this one last week and I immediately added it on my to-read list. The summary sounds awesome and I'm really excited.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TBR Reading Challenge - Mini-Challenge Quote

Here Is my button with a favorite quote from one of the books I read in February. This is the mini-challenge for the month.

DELIRIUM Read-a-Long DISCUSSION Post #3 [Chapters 15-21]


It's February and it's time to read Delirium. I already read the book but I love read-a-longs so I decided to join!

This is the third part of the Read-a-long and here are the questions and my answers!

1.Has your opinion of Lena changed at all over the course of the book?

-Lena grew up in front of our eyes. She changed so much since the beginning of the book and I just love the person she became. She has a lot more ahead of her but she is doing very well accepting the fact that the only life she ever knew is entirely based on lies.

2.Did you see Alex's revelation about Lena's mother coming? Were you surprised? What do you think will happen now? 
-At the time I was wondering if the story about Lena's mother wasn't entirely true but I didn't see that coming. I don't think that it was anyway hinted that she was still alive but she was too big a part of the story to be irrelevant.

3.We learn that the government has spread a lot of propaganda & lies (ex.: electrical fences). Do you think more lies will be revealed? Let's speculate!
-Oh definitely! When a person starts lying about something they bury themselves in lies because one lie leads to another and the cycle is endless.. Imagine that times a million and you'll not even be close to the truth. The lies an entire government... I don't really think they know the truth anymore. 

4.Do you have any favourite quotes so far? Share them with us!
Here they are.
First quote: “Love: It will kill you and save you, both” 
Second quote: “I love you. Remember. They cannot take it”
Third quote: “That's when you really lose people, you know.When the pain passes.”

Monday, February 25, 2013

YA Review: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Gifted, #1) by Marilyn Kaye

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
Queen of Mean Amanda Beeson, 13, gets the shock of her life when she wakes up one morning to find herself in the body of one of her victims, Tracey Devon. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and school, has the ability to become invisible. When Amanda finds herself in a special class that Tracey usually attends, it becomes clear that at Meadowbrook Middle School the definition of "gifted" has a whole other meaning. Can Amanda rescue her one-time target from obscurity and get her own life back on track? In order to do so, she will have to reveal her own startling gift and take her rightful place among Meadowbrook's very secret clique.


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This book is release for a long time now and I've been waiting for it to be available in my library. When I finally got it I was really excited to read it.
I usually don't read books for such young characters because I can't set my mind the right way to like the story. But this book I loved.

You don't think about how old the characters were. You just keep on reading more about the drama that is Amanda's live.

Being stuck in someone else's body, afraid that you might never get back to your own. Having to live someone else's live. That's not easy but Amanda made it look so simple. She took Tracey's live and turned it upside down, or the right side up, as it was in this case. Amanda changed the way Tracey's parents were treating their own daughter (as in, she was no longer invisible to them), she bought her new and nicer clothes, she even started something like a friendship with the only other person that knew that Amanda is in Tracey's body -Jenna.

And we also got to see some of the gifts from the gifted people class. A class where Amanda belongs but wants to avoid at any cost now that she knows what it is.

Her gift sends her mind into someone else's body when she feels sorry for them and that's why she is the Queen B*tch in her highschool but can she get back to her old self, can she really continue her life like that... well we'll see in the next book.

This was pretty much a story where the mean girl has to live the life of an outcast. Pretty common idea if you ask me but the author has put her own spin to it and it was a nice book to read. I finished it fairly fast because I wanted to know how it ends and I'd love to read book two!

 I give it:

See the rest of my reviews here.
Until the next time,

Friday, February 22, 2013

Adult review: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the kind of guy she's been waiting for all her life.

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire. Worse than that, hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.

And when one of Sookie's colleagues is killed, she begins to fear she'll be next ...

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I'm really behind on this series and just a few weeks ago I decided to read the first book. I was not impressed.
I love the TV series, I love the story there and the characters and I didn't really expect that it's going to be all the same. It was clear to me that the differences in the story are going to be huge but I didn't expect that the characters are going to be so different.

“The world seemed a bad and terrible place, all its denizens suspect, and I the lamb wandering through the valley of death with a bell around my neck.”

For those who have seen the show, you know how the story goes pretty much. The first book we got introduced to Sookie and her life and it's just like that first episode. It was good and I was really looking forward to reading what happens next. But at some point I just lost interest.
Sookie was kind of annoying. And the worst part is that I didn't know why I felt like that for her.

Bill came along and both their lives changed after that. They fell in love hard but I didn't feel it. There was chemistry and they kept working out their problems but it felt kind of forced.

“Life had sure been simpler when I hadn't dated.”

I just can't explain it. It was good, I know it was because I wouldn't have picked up the second book but I just can't access the memories of the good parts. I keep remembering little things about Sookies behavior and that just distracts me.

I like reading the first book. It was good enough to get me to read book two but I wasn't all that excited. I know that the series has a huge fan base and it probably get's better as it goes along, I just don't think I should read any more of it at this point.
So don't really count my review all that much. I just didn't fall in love with the book and that shouldn't be a reason for you guys not to read it!

 I give it:
Here are the other covers I found:

The second cover is the one from my country.

See the rest of my reviews here.
Until the next time,

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (39)

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

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Published: August 31st 2012
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Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.
This book is already released and it has quite a few positive reviews. Book two is going to be released soon(I think) and I still haven't gotten the chance to read it. I'm definitely going to try and find it soon.

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YA Pick:

Pulse (Pulse Trilogy #1) by Patrick Carman
Expected publication: February 26th 2013 
Katherine Tegen Books



Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
From New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman, a teen fantasy-adventure of epic proportions. In 2051, some teens have a “pulse,” the power to move objects with their minds. Compulsively readable, with thrilling action scenes and a tender love story.

The year is 2051, and the world is still recognizable. With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.

In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters so powerful they will flatten their enemies by uprooting street lights, moving boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with great talent, the mind—and the heart—can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she’ll have to harness the power of both.

Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy is a stunning, action-filled triumph about the power of the mind—and the power of love.
I've had my eye on this one for some time now and I'd love to read it when it comes out. Sadly, I don't know when that will be in my country but I'm still very excited about it.
I'm looking forward to reading reviews of the book so if you have read it and have a review feel free to leave me a link to the post.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DELIRIUM Read-a-Long DISCUSSION Post #2 [Chapters 8-14]


It's February and it's time to read Delirium. I already read the book but I love read-a-longs so I decided to join!

This is the second read-a-long post for this book and here are the questions and my answers.
You can find my last week's answers here and to go to the read-a-long sing-up page just click on the image on my right sidebar.
  1. Lena says she is looking forward to the cure because it is a "chance to be reborn: newer, fresher, better". Although we don't have "the cure" can you relate to Lena?
     - Lena's had a tough time when she was little, loosing her mother and then what happened to Rachel. She believes in the cure because that's the 'right' and only way to go in her world. That's why I think that some people can relate to her. If you had a tough life and a chance to forget all about it and start clean wouldn't you be tempted to take it?
     
  2. What events do you think shaped Lena's world view? Why do you think she is so eager to accept the cure and be rid from love once and for all?
    -I think she's eager to take the cure, mainly because of her mother. she saw what it did to her in the end and she was scared that she's going to end up like that. And to top that, she is raised to believe that she needs the cure to lead a normal life and she doesn't know anything else.
     
  3. Music plays an important part in these chapters -- when Lena goes to the party in the field she experiences been swept up by the unauthorized music and it moves her. Have you ever had a similar experience? If you were to make a Delirium playlist what songs would you include?
    -I haven't had a similar experience. Or at least I don't think I have. As for the playlist, I've never been good at making playlists. I make my playlist according to the mood I'm in and not the book I'm reading.. 
  4. Carol said that believing in Invalids living in the Wild is similar to believing in werewolves or vampires, make-believe stuff, but then we learned that Alex is from the Wild. What do you think is really out there? 
    - I already know what's out there because I've read the book but when I first read it I expected it to be.. well I expected little camps maybe, groups of people that have learned to survive with what they've got. Something like the cast of The Walking Dead...

  5. We learned a bit more about the society Lena lives in, particularly about the cure and the often violent raids. What do you think about the world-building in Delirium after reading chapters 8-14? Why do the raids have to be so violent and humiliating?
    -Oh I just love the world that Lauren Oliver has created. I find it very fascinating and I enjoyed reading about it. As for the raids.. I guess it a way to keep control over everyone in the world. Fear is a very efficient method to control people.

  6. Which particular event do you think caused a breakthrough in Lena's perception of the political system and cure? When do you think she first started having doubts? What affected her the most?
    I think it was the little burst of violent acts from the guards, the moments she stole away with Alex, the memories with her mother. At some point it all became too much and she broke through the haze.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Adult Review: The Valentine's Arrangement (Hero for the Holidays #1) by Kelsie Leverich

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
“I didn’t want the line to get blurry, and I sure as hell didn’t want you to cross it.”

Ronnie Clark, an edgy tattoo artist with hopes of high tailing it out of the forsaken Military town she followed her now ex-fiancé to, is counting down the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. After her fiancé slept with a female solider while deployed, she has vowed never to fall in love again, especially with a soldier.

Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his mid-tour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his deployment to finish leading his soldiers on their mission. The last thing he wants is a relationship, but casual sex, that’s a different story. And when he meets the renowned tattoo artist Ronnie Clark, a snarky, blunt, takes no prisoners kind of woman, that seems to be all he can think about.

But when Kale realizes he has met his match with a bombshell woman who is hell bent against love, will just sex be enough? And if it’s not, will he be able to convince Ronnie that the proverbial hearts and flowers aren’t so bad after all, even if he is a soldier?

“You changed something inside me, something I didn’t ever think I would want, or feel—but you did, and now I can’t go back”

This book contains explict sex scenes and is recommended for readers 18+

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I received an e-ARC of the book from NetGalley!
When I saw it on NetGalley, I really liked the summary so when my request was approved I was really happy and I started reading it right away.

“Isn't that what most everyone wants? To be loved by someone so fiercely that you hold their world in your hands, that you were the one to keep it safe.”

As far as the idea goes, the story wasn't all that original but there was something in it that made me really like it. It's really tough to have an original idea these days, but in this case, the characters' personalities compensated for that.
Ronnie Clark is this amazing tattoo that just hates Valentines day. She doesn't do romance and she has put up walls around herself to protect her from future heartbreak. That's pretty much all said in the summary but you don't really know what to expect of Ronnie's character.
I certainly didn't expect this hard-ass woman that had a snarky and sarcastic edge to her. And her bad attitude was one of the many things I loved about her. She was fun to read about and she was playing the tough woman role pretty well but she had her own baggage and she wasn't really dealing with it.

“I can't be this close to you and not touch you”

And then we have Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson. A guy that loves his job, doesn't have a family behind to worry about so he is very invested in his work. He doesn't do romance either but not because he doesn't want to but because he hasn't found the right person and it's just not the time for that.

When you put those to together in a room and you can see the instant connection between them. And it was something very strong and undeniable and as much as Kale wanted to give into it, Ronnie was fighting it that much harder. It was a chase until the arrangement came along and that was the beginning of their relationship.

“I don't do flowers remember? But I want more too”

As I said, as far as the idea goes it wasn't all that original but I really like it. It was fun and entertaining and I just clicked with the characters and the scene..

 I give it:
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Until the next time,

Sunday, February 17, 2013

In My Mailbox (29)

IMM is a weekly meme hosted and created by Kristi at The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

Books from NetGalley

The Valentine's Arrangement (Hero for the Holidays #1) by Kelsie Leverich

Book I borrowed:


and 


Books I won:

I won e-copies of these two and I can't wait to start reading them

and


That's it this week, just one book but I'm excited about it.
Leave me your the links to your IMMs in the comment section and I'll visit and comment on your posts.

Until the next time,


Friday, February 15, 2013

Adult Review: A Shot in the Dark (Long Shots, #2) by Christine d'Abo

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
Carter is one of the hottest men ever to walk into Paige Long's coffee shop. The attraction is mutual, and when Carter reveals himself to be a Dom, the submissive in Paige is aroused. Yet she brushes him off—her last relationship was abusive and she's unwilling to get involved with another Dom.

But when Carter returns the next day—in his firefighter uniform—Paige's fantasies really heat up. She can't resist his offer to get to know him over a drink at Mavericks, a local sex club. Their conversation quickly escalates to a session in one of the private rooms, and Paige is both thoroughly satisfied by Carter's skills in domination, and impressed with his selflessness as a lover.

Paige is ready to move on with her life. But can she trust in herself and submit to happiness?

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I already read and absolutely loved book one and wasn't all that surprised that I ended up liking book 2 too...
I don't like reading short books. My reads are preferably long novels so I can properly start to obsess over the characters and the story, and I am really surprised that I like these books so much! I really enjoyed reading this one and even though I'm not a huge fan of pain I really enjoyed reading Paige and Carter's story.
The book revealed yet another little part of the BDSM world that was not included in book one so it was new (reading it about these characters in this series) and exciting.
Paige and Carter are very different as a couple from Sadie and Paul so their relationship developed differently. It didn't move up from a friendship but it started fresh and it worked it's way through their issues to finally end up happy.
So yeah, it was a fun and exciting read and I really liked it!

 I give it:

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Until the next time,