Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (52)

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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Real (Real, Raw & Ripped #1) by Katy Evans
Published: April 8th 2013
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Synopsis(from Goodreads):
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?
The book is already out but I still haven't had the chance to get my hands on it. It sounds awesome though and I've read a few very positive reviews about it so I really want to give it a try!

You can purchase the book 
from Amazon:
or 
from The Book Depository

YA Pick:

Published: May 14th 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.

It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.

How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?

Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end.
Love the sound of this one and I'd love to read it. I know that the book is already released but I haven't had the chance to read it yet.


You can purchase the book 
from Amazon
or 
from The Book Depository


What are you waiting on this week. Leave me a comment with your WOW-post links and I promise to visit.

Until the next time,
The links for the purchase to Amazon and The Book Depository are linked the my affiliate accounts and I will receive a small amount of money, which I plan to use for future giveaway!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Giveaway on another blog: Cafebiblioart part 2

Yesterday I started sharing giveaways from Cafebiblioart and today I plan to post about the rest of the giveaways because there are more amazing international giveaways. And here are some links:

Dan Brown International Giveaway, Prize: Inferno

Cat and Bones International Giveaway, Prize: either one or all of the Night Huntress series books. 

Gayle Forman International Giveaway, Prize: the two books from the photo.

International Giveaway Anniversary: Kindle Fire HD Tablet


Movies/books International Giveaway, Prize: one of 12 books featured on the blog.

Ebooks International Giveaway - Anniversary, Prize: Eboooks

Paperbacks to give away - International - Prize: 8 books for 8 winners

Rock Chick International Giveaway - Prize: all 7 books from the series.

J.R. Ward International Giveaway. - Prize: books from the series.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Giveaway on another blog: Cafebiblioart

I  just love it when I randomly stumble upon one or more awesome giveaways on one of the blogs that I follow. Today I found quite a few awesome international giveaways over at Cafebiblioart and I have to share with you guys.
Now here are a few giveaways for you to visit and enter. All international!


Fidelity Contest, International, the prize is a surprise. 


Vampire Diaries International Giveaway (Anniversary), win this gorgeous bracelet.


Fifty Shades Trilogy Giveaway – Anniversary – International, Win all three books.
 


John Green International Giveaway Anniversary Edition, Prize: a boxset of John Green's books

Pulled fanfiction – International Giveaway, Prize: One of ten great books.

Matched Trilogy Giveaway -(Anniversary) International, Prize: Matched trilogy.

Fallen International Giveaway, Prize: all three Fallen books by Lauren Kate

Shiver International Giveaway, Prize: Shiver Trilogy.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (51)

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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Fever (Breathless #2) by Maya Banks
Published:   April 2nd 2013
Berkley
Synopsis(from Goodreads):Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise...

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.
I know it's already out but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I absolutely loved book one and I'm really excited about this one. I can't wait to see what happens next in the series.

You can purchase the book 
from Amazon:
or 
from The Book Depository

YA Pick:

Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
Expected publication:   July 16th 2013
Sourcebooks Fire
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."






I just love the sound of this one. It's not much to go on but I can't wait. 

You can purchase the book 
from Amazon


What are you waiting on this week. Leave me a comment with your WOW-post links and I promise to visit.

Until the next time,
The links for the purchase to Amazon and The Book Depository are linked the my affiliate accounts and I will receive a small amount of money, which I plan to use for future giveaway!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (50)

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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A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole
Published:  March 28th 2006
Pocket Star
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire—unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.

A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her...

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents—until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all-consuming desire...

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
This book has been out for so long and I know that WOW are supposed to be about books that are about to be released but I am waiting on this one because I can't buy it now but I REALLY want to! I've heard great things about the series so I can't wait to start it. I'd love to read your reviews of the book if you leave me a link in the comments.
You can Order the book 
from Amazon:
or 
from The Book Depository

YA Pick:

Expected publication:  July 30th 2013
Harlequin Teen

Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Some things are permanent.

Indelible.

And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…

THE TWIXT
I like the sound of this book. I am still conflicted about it but I'd love to read some reviews before I decide to pick it up for myself. Anyway, I hope it turns out to be good.

You can purchase the book 
from Amazon

or
from The Book Depository

What are you waiting on this week. Leave me a comment with your WOW-post links and I promise to visit.

Until the next time,
The links for the purchase to Amazon and The Book Depository are linked the my affiliate accounts and I will receive a small amount of money, which I plan to use for future giveaway!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Guest post: The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez + giveaway

Today I welcome author Arthur J. Gonzalez. He was kind enough to write a guest post for you guys but first here is a little information about his upcoming release. Also, you will find the rafflecopter for the Tour Grand prize giveaway below the guest post.

Title: The Photo Traveler
Author: Arthur J. Gonzalez
Genre: YA Paranormal/Time Travel
Publication date: February 20th, 2013
Goodreads link: Click here!
Purchase links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Synopsis(provided by the author):
Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father.

Gavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images. His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in his  “family.”

Until he learns by accident that he isn’t alone in the world after all. His father’s parents are still alive and living in Washington DC.

When he takes the plunge and travels 3,000 miles to find his grandparents, he learns that they—and he—are part of something much bigger, and more dangerous, than he could ever have imagined. Something that has always put his family at risk and that will now threaten his own life, while forever changing it.

He learns that he is one of the last descendants of a small group of Photo Travelers—people who can travel through time and space through images. But his initial excitement turns to fear, when he soon discovers that he and his grandparents are being pursued by the fierce remnants of a radical European Photo Traveler cult, the Peace Hunters. What Gavin has, they want!

His adventure will take him to past eras, like The Great Depression and the Salem Witch Trials. Gavin will have to discover who he really is and must make choices that spell the difference between life and death for himself, for the relatives he now knows and loves, and for the girl he will come to love.

For Gavin Hillstone, life will never be the same.

Meet the Author


My name is Arthur J Gonzalez.  I’m 28 years old, born and raised in Miami, FL.  I graduated from the University of Florida.  I am currently   releasing my debut novel, The Photo Traveler.  The premise surrounds 17 – year old Gavin, who discovers he is part of a small group, called Photo Travelers, who can time travel through photos and images.

Author contact links:
Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter



Guest post: 

(Subject: Introduce us to your characters. How did they come to life?)


Creating dynamic, fun, relatable characters is one of the most entertaining aspects of writing for me. I become absorbed by their world and dilemmas, and secretly live vicariously through their own experiences. Here are some of the contributing factors and thoughts that went into breathing life into my characters.

Gavin:
When developing The Photo Traveler, I knew I wanted a main character to be someone who struggled with several internal demons; as we all have. I desired a character that would have the ability to evolve dramatically- but not forcefully- over the course of the story. A character I can develop from weak to strong.
With Gavin, I built his very foundation on this idea. Everything that he does or doesn’t do is a direct result of his struggles and constant inner battlers. We’ve all felt- to some level- the desire to be loved and accepted. We’ve all felt guilty for what has occurred around us- whether we were a direct or indirect influence to these problems. We each have our reasons as to why, and Gavin has his very own. I crafted a sequence of events that organically contributed to who he is today. If (and when) you read the story, you can’t help but connect to what Gavin is feeling. You can actually channel it and relate to it because any other alternative would have felt unnatural.

Meesha:
When studying at the University of Florida, I would come home and work part-time at a major hospital. I had this one co-worker that was a splitting image of Meesha. From day one she took me under her wing for no apparent reason; which was funny, because we couldn’t be any more opposite.
This particualr co-worker spoke and acted just like Meesha. She had this innate ability to make me feel good, gave me advice on life, had the most amazing and distinct humor, and still always kept me (and everyone around her) on their toes. You either loved or hated her, but you always listened and respected her.
This co-worker didn’t necessarily save my life or do anything life changing for me, but I will forever remember her. This is exactly how I envision Meesha. I think she will be a character that everyone will remember.

Liam:

Liam is a lot like my late pops that passed away six years ago. And he’s a lot like him in the sense of his character, not in regards to his lack of better judgment (those who have read the story, know what I mean). He is a character with deep love for his family, and as the story unravels throughout the series, you will see that there was nothing Liam would not do for his family.
The relationship between a father and son doesn’t need to be distant and cold, in an attempt to sustain masculinity. It wasn’t this way for my pops and I. We didn’t care to show affection. I never missed a moment to say, “I love you”, and neither did he. And looking back, I am so blessed and grateful we never wasted a moment to express that love, because we will never be able to again.
I wanted to draw this relationship between Liam and Gavin. I believe Gavin needed it- actually, I know I did. :)

Bud and Estelle:
This couple was modeled after what I have assessed to be a rare commodity. They paint the picture of the type of love and integrity we rarely see nowadays; a time when divorce was a distant option and relationships were founded on the premise of real love, rather than superficial conveniences. My grandparents share this relationship, and the person by whose death inspired the idea- she and her husband shared this relationship.
I don’t know if it’s necessarily a value attributed to relationships of an older generation, but from what I have experienced, this seems to be a common theme. And by no means am I saying this is nonexistent in our current world; I only mean to say it has grown increasingly rare (from my point of view).
It’s a relationship I value tremendously. It’s one I have now, and one I aspire to have for the remainder of my life. I wanted these people to be a part of the story. Like Liam’s presence in the story, Bud and Estelle’s relationship was essential in healing Gavin’s many wounds. They served as a symbol of hope and change.

Giveaway:

 
I want to thank Mr. Gonzalez for the wonderful guest post and Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours for organizing this awesome blog tour. Now click HERE if you want to see the list of blogs on the tour.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: Losing Francesca by J.A Huss + Trailer & Giveaway

Today I'm going to show you the lovely cover of J.A Huss' Losing Francesca.
And here is little information on the cover and the book.

Title: Losing Francesca
Author: J.A. Huss
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected release date: July 1st 2013
Goodreads link: Click here
Cover Design by Phatpuppy Art
Summary(provided by the author):
Francesca Sabatini came to America to take in the sights, celebrate her high school graduation, and have fun wasting time before college starts in the fall.

That’s not what happens.

Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca’s face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago.

Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it’s haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he’s compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long lost friend.

But Francesca knows she’s not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows – until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn’t so bad?

Reality becomes blurred, secrets are revealed, and life will never be the same when the final questions are answered: Is she Francesca or Fiona? And where does she really belong?

Trailer:


Giveaway:


Meet the Author:


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

Author contact links:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (49)

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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Touch Me (One Night with Sole Regret #4)   by Olivia Cunning
Published:  April 19th 2013
Smashwords
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
Book 4 in the One Night with Sole Regret serial series

He went there looking for a sure bet…
Sole Regret’s bassist, Owen Mitchell, is convinced that romance is for chumps. He’s only looking for a good time, and when he spots an attractive, older woman emitting men-suck vibes at a brand new sex club, he’s sure he’s found it.

She went there hoping to get over her ex-husband…
Successful business woman, Caitlyn Hanson, is still infuriated and hurt over her ex-husband’s affair with a much younger woman. She’s only looking to scrub his claim from her body by offering it to the first attractive man who shows her interest, and the young, hot stud, who just sat down at her table, will do quite nicely.
They never meant to get personal…
Caitlyn knows she’s not supposed to get attached to Owen just because he gives her body pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, but it’s her first one-night-stand and she can’t seem to keep her heart out of the equation. For once, Owen finds himself in the same conundrum. He likes Caitlyn too much to keep his heart at a safe distance, but will a mistake from Owen’s past drive her away forever?
This book is already out but I haven't had the chance to read the previous tree books in the series but I'm really excited to start them. I have read some of Olivia Cunning's books so I can't wait to start this series. I really can't wait!
You can Order the book 
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YA Pick:

Published: November 6th 2012
NAL
Synopsis(from Goodreads): 
For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.
I am yet again behind with my reading. This is one of my favorite series and yet I still haven't read books 12 and 13. I won Black Dawn so now I can't wait to get this one.

You can purchase the book 
from Amazon

or
from The Book Depository

What are you waiting on this week. Leave me a comment with your WOW-post links and I promise to visit.

Until the next time,
The links for the purchase to Amazon and The Book Depository are linked the my affiliate accounts and I will receive a small amount of money, which I plan to use for future giveaway!