Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Giveaway Hop: Summer Reads Giveaway Hop

1. open to anyone who lives in a country where Book Depository delivers. 

2. Must be 13 years or older

3. I will send out an email to the winnner.
Please respond within 72 hours with your mailing address.

Choice of these books out of the ones I am reading this month. 

See You at Harry'sWelcome, Caller, This Is Chloe

One MomentSomething Like Normal

Crazy DangerousDead Reckoning

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Cover Reveal! Options by Abbi Glines

Options by Abbie Glines
 February 5, 2013
Two paths.

Two completely different roads.
Each one standing before me.
Each one holding a different destiny.
In life you're just supposed to choose one path.  
In life you're not given the chance at choosing one specific future.
Until now.
Until me. 
Why am I different? I don't know. But I'm going to see those roads and walk down each one. When it's over I'll know which one to choose because I'll know my - options.

Cover Design by  Mooney Designs

I am really excited to read this book. I love the cover and the summary sounds awesome. Cant wait! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #20 and Top Ten #10

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Should Be Reading. Bloggers choose two 
sentences out our current read to peak others' curiosity. 

Battlefield (Battlefield, #1)" It concerns me too. Three more teens went missing from the cities." She clicked and moved over so he could read the news article on the screen. 

The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman

The Jelly Bean Crisis 
And that's when I decided on the Jelly Bean Theory: Jelly beans have reputations. The pink ones are better than the green ones, the purple ones are better than the yellow ones, and the red ones taste the best.

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish that features a great bookish top ten every week.

Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours

This one is hard for me. So many stories I love, and the characters have a good time, but also have bad times... so.... 

1. Bella from Twilight, yes I am a twilight fan and I would love to know the Cullens for just a day. 
2. DJ from Dairy Queen , Living the life on a farm sounds fun but also hard work. I would give it a go for 1 day. 
3. Mirabelle from Kill Me Softly, I wold love to meet all the fairytale decendants. 
4. Cara from Caterpillar , I would love the chance to spend some time Will. 
5. Zara from Need, Astley do I have to say more! 
6. Jessica from Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Darkside, um Lucious, duh! 
7. Faythe from Stray, who wouldn't want to be a werecat
8. Sunny from Boys that Bite , The entire world she lives in sounds fun!
9. Lucy from Graffiti Moon, I would love a night like Lucy's.
10. Any of the characters from Wicked Lovely series! I just love this world!

Mailbox Monday #26 /Stacking the Shelves #1

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.   

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.


Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)Dark Eden (Dark Eden, #1)

For Review:

Rebel Heart (Dust Lands, #2)The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1)

The Fire WarsDeath Whispers (Death, #1)

For Blog Tour:

Collide (Collide, #1)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cover This! Cover That! #3

Some covers I discovered for the first time this week.

Tiger's Destiny (Tiger's Saga #4) by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Destiny (The Tiger Saga, #4)With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling "Tiger's Curse" series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. A smart phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.

Pretty cool cover. Very fierce looking.

Hidden by Marianne Curley 

Hidden (Hidden, #1)

When baby Ebony is snatched from the midwife, she is rent not only from her parents but also her betrothed. In her world, a special bond is formed with one other being - for eternity. But Ebony is no longer in her world; she has been hidden in ours. An angel on earth. Earth was the best place to conceal Ebony, to keep her from her kin who desperately seek her, and to keep Ebony from discovering for herself who she really is. But Ebony is coming of age, and then no one will be able to hide her true origins. She will be 'visible', and the one who stole her away will come back to claim her. But who will reach her first?

I loved her Named series and I am really excited to get a new series from her. I can't wait til this one comes out! I love the cover it is really soft and willowy.

True (Elixir #3) By Hilary Duff

True (Elixir, #3) Summary not available yet but beautiful cover!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Follow Friday #26 and TGIF #11

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! 

      Featured blog... 

Concise Book Reviews 

    Concise Book Reviews By Michelle

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school? 

A: This one is hard for me, I would say that either The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Hiroshima by John Hearsey, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, or A Night to Remember by  by Walter Lord, Nathaniel Philbrick. These are the ones that I remember fondly.  Another book I read in school that was one I was able to choose that lead to my love of reading is The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright. I missed supper that night because I couldn't put the book down. 

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads

Q: Christmas in July: If Santa were to come down your chimney in the middle of summer, which books would you want him to leave for you under the tree?

A:  Ok that is a difficult question. So many good books. Let me make my list..

Dear Santa....  Most current added to my wishlist...

Such a Rush


The First Days: As the World Dies by: Rhiannon Frater

Series-Us-Sunday Giveway: Entry #31Natasha


Ripper by Stefan Petrucha

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder


Teaser Tuesday and Top Ten

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Giveaway Hop #5: Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop

1. US only please. 

2. Must be 13 years or older

3. I will send out an email to the winnner.
Please respond within 72 hours with your mailing address.

My Giveaway is for....  Paperback copy of Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally 

I just finished this book this week and loved it! 

Catching Jordan"Whoever said football and girls don't mix hasn't read Catching Jordan. I couldn't put it down " -- Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series


What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Greeen moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

"A beautiful novel with a real and captivating depiction of high school relationships, Catching Jordan shows the same reverence for the human heart that it does for the game of football." --Karsten Knight, author of Wildefire.

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Thoughts for Thursday: Austin Teen Book Festival!

It's been a while since the last Thoughts for Thursday... so I wanted to stop in and talk about something that is exciting me very very much. 
The Austin Teen Book Festival is going to be here September 29th. I am way excited and it looks like there will be a good amount of authors. I haven't a bunch that are on the list yet, but they are on my TBR. am going to take a few Thursdays and take some time to get to know the authors that will be visiting Austin.

If you live near Austin, you should join the fun.  I have gone the last couple of years and have really enjoyed the books, the panels, the signings, the special themes, lots of fun! 

So first off the list, some authors I can't wait to read for the first time!

Anna Banks -  She is the author of Of Posidion, This is her debut book and I have not read it but I have heard many wonderful things about the book.... It has been on my TRB list for a while and yesterday I ordered it! YAY!!! 

Anna's info Goodreads/Blog

Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, #1)Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . . 

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

There is also a .5 out.... Legacy Lost 

Legacy Lost (Of Poseidon, #0.5)He is a mer-prince, she is the mermaid princess that his family orders him to marry so that their kingdoms unite. Grom dreads this arrangement, until he meets Nalia — both beautiful and smart, she's everything he ever wanted. But just when their connection grows deeper, tragedy strikes. Legacy Lost is a prequel story to Anna Banks' debut novel, OF POSEIDON.

Next up is Eliot Schrefer

I am not familiar with this author but his books sound very interesting. Myster/Thrillers. Right up my Alley... I am thinking of ordering The Deadly Sister for my first Eliot book. 

Eliot's Info 

His newest book is called Endangered


The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos--and herself--from a violent coup. 
The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. 
When one girl has to follow her mother to her sancuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. It's her mother's passion, and she'd rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle. Together, they will fight to keep safe, to eat, and to survive. 
Eliot Schrefer asks readers what safety means, how one sacrifices to help others, and what it means to be human in this new compelling adventure.

The School For Dangerous GirlsGirl, Interrupted . . . as written by V. C. Andrews.

Angela's parents think she's on the road to ruin because she's dating a "bad boy." After her behavior gets too much for them, they ship her off to Hidden Oak. Isolated and isolating, Hidden Oak promises to rehabilitate "dangerous girls." But as Angela gets drawn in further and further, she discovers that recovery is only on the agenda for the "better" girls. The other girls -- designated as "the purple thread" -- will instead be manipulated to become more and more dangerous . . . and more and more reliant on Hidden Oak's care.

The Deadly Sister

From the author of School for Dangerous Girls, another suspenseful stunner about a girl who helps her sister escape from a murder charge - and then falls for the murder victim's brother.

Abby Goodwin is sure her sister Maya isn't a murderer. But her parents don't agree. Her friends don't agree. And the cops definitely don't agree. Maya is a drop-out, a stoner, a girl who's obsessed with her tutor, Jefferson Andrews...until he ends up dead. Maya runs away, and leaves Abby following the trail of clues. Each piece of evidence points to Maya, but it also appears that Jefferson had secrets of his own. And enemies. Like his brother, who Abby becomes involved with...until he falls under suspicion.
Is Abby getting closer to finding the true murderer? Or is someone leading her down a twisted false path?

One more for the week.... 

Jessica Shirvington - her debut album was Embrace, and it is another I have not had the pleasure of reading bit it's on my list... I also bought this one yesterday. Woohoo. 

Jessicas's info Goodreads/ Website

Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1)It starts with a whisper: "It's time for you to know who you are..."

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. She will have to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice. 
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, EMBRACE is a compelling novel of good and evil, seductive desires and impossible choices. A centuries old war between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity chooses a new fighter. It's a battle Violet doesn't want, but she lives her life by two rules: don't run and don't quit. If angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden. 
LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he's Grigori--part human, part angel--and that he was training her for an ancient battle between Angels and Exiles. 
PHOENIX: No one knows where his loyalties lie, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's lies. In a world of dark and light, he is all shades of gray. 
Two sides: Angel or Exile.
Two guys: Lincoln or Phoenix.
The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity... 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday# 26 and W.W.W #11

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,

 that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

I am so excited for 2 of my favorite Genres Fairytale Retellings and Mystery 

Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace
October 30th 2012

Snow White Sorrow (The Grimm Diaries, #1)
Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live. 

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
September 24th 2012

Confessions of a Murder Suspect

James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

W...W...W.. Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by should Be Reading....   

What are you currently reading? 

Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)                   Strings Attached

What did you recently finish reading? 

Catching Jordan                   Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1)

What do you think you’ll read next? 

Dark Eden by Patrick Carmen                               Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

Dark Eden (Dark Eden, #1)                   Tokyo Heist      

How is your Wednesday going?   
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