Friday, August 31, 2012

Their Promise - Novella Release


 Their Promise
One moment can change your life forever.
One moment to find love.
One moment to lose it.
Author's Website

 I have been a Brina Courtney fan ever since I read the first Chapter of reveal ( #1 in the Crypid tales series ), and then wanted to bow at her feet when I finished Capture. So it's no surprise that I was jumping on the bandwagon to check out her first YA contemporary! 

Now.. I am not a contemporary fan to be honest. Mostly just because... well it's too.. real! I tend to be an emotional person and get really sucked into the stories and end up far too attached. 

BUT this was Brina's writing and I had to give it a shot. 

Cried, glared at the pages, shook my fists. And wished for more! 

I will always hesitate when opening a contemporary book. But I have faith now that if Brina Courtney is writing it, I won't be disappointed, and all the emotions will be well worth it. 

It is a heartbreaking story that will have you totally invested in the characters. The only downfall is that it is a novella! I want more Brina! MORE haha. I cannot wait to see what else this Author has in store for us readers. Whether it be paranormal or contemporary, I will be waiting in line.

Check out the trailer, Drop by the other tour stops and see if this Novella is right for you!

Scroll down to find a list of the other tour stops AND a giveaway!

Grab a copy for yourself from B&N or Amazon for only .99 cents!

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Glitch: Review

Glitch (Glitch #1) by Heather Anastasiu

Paperback, 371 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by St. Martin's Press

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviews, all thoughts and opinions are my own! 
Big thanks to St.Martins Press and Netgalley!**

 In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

Glitch (Glitch, #1)

I had an immediate connection with this story. From the first chapter I just KNEW it was going to be awesome! Thankfully my gut feeling was right.

One of the ways I would describe this book is.. The Giver by Lois Lowry Meets Uglies by Scott Westerfield. I am not saying I feel like it was a complete mesh of the two stories. But it has moments that were reminiscent of each that really worked well combined!

Heather Anastasiu did a wonderful job creating a story where I could FEEL the emotions radiating off the pages. When Zoe glitches, it's like she is really living for the first time. Experiencing everything with a sense of wonder. Like, a blind person seeing a sunset, or def person hearing music for the first time. As Zoe felt these emotions I felt these emotions. And it made my feeling towards "The Community" even more intense everytime her glitches stopped and she went back to being a mindless drone like everyone else.

This story seriously has it all. Romance, Action, adventure, drama and so much more. The author created characters that were dynamic and not run of the mill, which I loved, even if it made me HATE one of them.

There was.. a few awkward parts. Where it was hard for me to get past the fact that, that probably was how a guy in this situation ( having sexual feelings for the first time ) would have acted and spoken, and the fact that the wording was just... so .... WEIRD. But I don't want to spoil it. Let's just say I had a grimace on my face.

I easily moved past this aspect as the author continued to weave a tale that had me biting my lip and turning the pages.

The world created in Glitch is one that was easy for me to imagine coming true. This could be because of how many NOVA shows my boyfriend has me sit through ( There is some CRAZY science out there guys ) As well as the perfect world building that had me sucked in!

The twists and turns will keep you on your toes. The Romance will have you swooning and outraged. And the Overall story will have you begging for more!

Rating : 4.5/5 !

Does this sound like something you are interested in? Why or why not?! I love hearing feedback in the comments!  

Have you already read Glitch and Loved it? You can PreOrder Override NOW ! It Releases in February 2012!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Noctalis Blog Tour

You know your already drooling just looking at the covers. 
No? Maybe it's just me.
 I love the purple against the block and the rich gothic feel! 
Let's just take a look at the descriptions then shall we?

( Keep an eye out through the post for a " hidden " word! It will be used in a scavenger hunt giveaway found on the last tour stop!)

Book #1 ( Noctalis Series )

Seventeen-year-old Ava-Claire Sullivan isn't one for doing the expected. Especially when she finds out her mother's cancer is terminal. After a crying session in the local cemetery where she's attacked by one strange guy and saved by another, she doesn't call the cops. Because those guys definitely weren't your average hooligans.

And the one who sort-of saved her? Well, he's odd. He doesn't seem to breathe or smile or have anything better to do than wait in the cemetery for Ava to come back. Which she does. Call it morbid curiosity. Even after he warns her that he's dangerous, she can't stop wanting to see him, talk to him, be with him.

There's something about Peter that provides a much-needed escape from her mother's diagnosis and her tenuous relationship with her father. Even her best friends Jamie and Texas don't know what it's like to face death. But Peter does. He already has. He also made a promise a long time ago that could destroy both of them.

When everything in your life is falling apart, what are you willing to give up to hold onto the one thing that could last forever?
I have a feeling I'm going to get teary eyed during this one o.O hopefully some swoonworthy guys can save the day!
Book #2 ( Noctalis Series )
SPOILERS FOR BOOK #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ava-Claire Sullivan still doesn't follow the rules. She shouldn't have let Peter Claim her, turning her into his own personal blood bank. She shouldn't have told Tex Peter was immortal because now her best friend won't shut up about hooking up with Peter's equally immortal brother, Viktor. And she shouldn't have fallen in love with Peter.

Too late.

Sometimes, love kills. One promise Peter made nearly a hundred years ago could do it. A kiss, a touch could be the end of him. So all she has to do is not let him fall in love with her. Easier said than done.

But Ava's going to find a way for him to be free, even if it kills her. Or makes her immortal. There's no way she's losing Peter in addition to her mother. No freaking way.

What would you do when the one you love would die if they loved you back?

ooooh the drama! Could it be any more intriguing !?

Want to know more? Want a chance at some fun giveaways?! Of course you do ! So Just follow the links below and check out some awesome reviews and extras!  

 Tour Schedule

August 1 - A Soul Unsung *Review, Ava & Peter relationship playlist*
- Bengal Reads - Interview
August 2 - Beth Art from the Heart *Character Interview - Texas*
August 3 - What's Beyond Forks? *Reviews, Deleted Scene, Giveaway
August 4 -The Book Lover's Report *Review & Giveaway
August 5 - megan talks books *Playlist for Ava
- Jenn Renee Read *Review Nocturnal *Promo Nightmare
August 6- Love of Books *Playlist Peter & Giveaway*
August 7 - FireStarBook *Character Profile Peter*
- Turning the Pages *Review
August 8 - Howling Books and Design *Reviews
- whoopeeyoo :D Review
August 9 - Lovey Dovey Books *Deleted Scene*
- Chapter by Chapter *Character Profile Ava & Giveaway
August 10 - Starry Night Book Review *Reviews*
- Swoon Worthy Books *Review
August 11 - The Pararomance Club *Review & Character Interview Ava*
August 12 - Beth Art from the Heart *Reviews
- *Sucked into Books* Review
- Bookishly Devoted *Reviews & Interview
August 13 - Paperback Princess *Review
- Kissed by Ink *Review
August 14 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown *Review, Character Profile Texas
- Reviews by Molly* Review & POV-Chpt frm Peter book 1
August 15 - booksbooks&morebooks *Character Interview with peter and ava, Review, Giveaway
August 16 -
August 17 - Sweet Southern Home *Lay of the Land
August 18 - In Which Ems Reviews Books *Reviews
- The Cover (and Everything in Between) *Review
August 19 - For The Love Of Film And Novels *Deleted Scene & Reviews*
August 20 - Always YA at Heart *Lay of the Land
August 21 - Doctor's Notes *Review
- Sarah Elizabeth's bookshelf *Review & Interview
August 22 - Book Breifs *Review & Deleted Scene
- Escaping One Book @ a Time *Review
August 23 - A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books*Review
- Readers Eden *Interivew
August 24 - My Pathway to Books *POV book 2
August 25 - Little Read Ridinghood *Review & Interview
August 26 - Book Breifs *Review
August 27 - Always YA at Heart *Review
August 28 - BeLoved Books *Review & Giveaway
- Intriguing Reads *Review
August 29 - Paperbook Princess *Character Interview Viktor
August 30 - The Passionate Bookworm
August 31 SupaGurl Books *Reviews & Tour Wide Scavenger Hunt Giveaway*

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: My Name is Rapunzel

Expected publication: 2013

 Fairy tales are for children. My name is Rapunzel and I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.

YA - Full description to come.

Do I care that there is no set release date? Or that the Synopsis is only 3 sentences long and full description " to come". NOPE! I'm dying already! I love fairy tale retelling like a mad woman.. and this little blurb already has me begging for more!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mailbox Monday ( Extremely belated edition )

It's been quite awhile since I have done a mailbox post ! So here is what I have gotten in the course of the last 2 months- Not counting my random Nook book buys!

 ( Click the Small images below to be taken to the Books Goodreads page! ) 

For Review from Publishers / Review sites/ Authors

I always feel honored when an author sends me their book directly from them, and The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse is no exception! My review is already up on the blog and you DEFINITELY need to go check it out!
Read my Review of the Forsaken !

A HUGE thank you to St.Martins Press :) Not only did I receive Wake by Amanda Hocking from them, but ALSO Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon! She is my FAVORITE Paranormal Romance author. This will be my first non-YA Review book and I am so excited! At the last minute I also received Glitch by Heather Anastasiu ! Already started and finished this one, and guys? I can't wait to write my review!

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #17; Hellchaser, #5)Wake (Watersong, #1)Glitch (Glitch, #1)

An Ear splitting THANK YOU to Spencer Hill Press for sending me Deity and Cursed By Jennifer L. Armentrout! Prepare for some epic reviews ;)
Deity (Covenant, #3)Cursed

Also a big thank you to Random Buzzers! I am an Ambuzzador this summer and received this wonderful package with The Book Of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman.
The Book of Blood and Shadow

And last but in NO WAY least. A big thank you to Epic reads for sending me Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson! I have already started this one and am LOVING it.
Tiger Lily

Gifted/ Won 
I was lucky enough to Win Endlessly by Kiersten White through an Epic Reads giveaway! 
I can't wait to dive in!
Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)
I also Won a copy of Reveal from the amazing author herself- Brina Courtney ! I was also given a copy of Reveal and Capture for review, and you should really go check out my thoughts! 
Reveal (Cryptid Tales)
Read my review of Reveal!
Read my review of Capture!

Dark Eden by Patrick Carmen was Gifted to me by the amazing Jessirae over at Words, Pages and Books .. Seriously. She is awesome. Check out her blog!
Dark Eden (Dark Eden, #1) And finally,

I was gifted a copy of ReVamped by Ada Adams straight from her lovely self! I am so happy to have this on my shelf! I was also gifted an e-copy earlier on and my review can be found below!
ReVamped (Angel Creek, #1)
Read my review of ReVamped!

What have you guys received lately that you are excited about? Did I receive anything that you Loved? Hated? 
Or Can't wait for!?
Feel free to leave links in the comments and I will visit you back! 

In related bookish news : 
I received my blank t-shirt order!! 

Why does this matter you ask? 
Because it means I can make things like This! 

These shirts can now be found on my etsy shop!
Bookish Designs 
If you want to order a shirt feel free to use the code OPENINGWEEK to get 20% till the 7th! 
( will ship internationally! )

Friday, August 3, 2012

Cover Reveal : Summer In Salem

Teagen’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has shown up in town along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust because it could be matter of life and her death.
 Expected publication: September 2012
Goodreads link:

My Thoughts: 
WOW! I love this cover. For many reasons;  There is no pretty girl on the cover! Kudos for stepping outside of the box! I Love the gorgeous sunflower and starry background. It adds a wonderful vibe that is simply.. magical. I also really enjoy how the colors in the Title match the colors in the flower and background! A simple white would have been... well.. just that. Simple, and boring. This cover has a sense of.. dark beauty. We know from the description that this is a story about Magic. A pentagram necklace and a mysterious stranger? I predict "something wicked this way comes." ;) I also find it really wonderful that the colors in the cover art reference colors displayed on a .. particularly witchy holiday. All Hallows Eve! Basically, I love this cover from start to finish. and CANNOT wait to read the story!

Brina Courtney Won me over with her first YA paranormal series. Cryptid Tales... And I can't wait to see what she has in store for her readers next! 

Haven't read Reveal or Capture yet!? Well.. GET ON IT!