Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 2013 Wrap Up/April 2013 TBR

Hey Everyone :)

I am here with my March 2013 Wrap and my April 2013 tbr list.
I read 11 books in the month of March and hopefully I can stick with my April tbr list.
I never can! (most of these reviews aren't up yet, but are scheduled in the month of may)

March 2013 Wrap UP

Black City by Elizabeth Richarads - 4 stars - Review
Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 4.5 stars - (ARC/Publisher) 
Rift by Andrea Cremer - 3.5 stars - (audio/library) - Review
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning - 3.5 stars - (audio/library) 
Faefeveer by Karen Marie Moning - 4 stars - (audio/library)
Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning - 4 stars - (audio/library)
Prodigy by Marie Lu - 4 stars 
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa - 4.5 stars - (eARC/Netgalley)
Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid - 2 stars - (eARC/Netgalley)
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick - 3.5 stars - (audio/library)
Lover At Last by J.R. Ward - 4.5 stars

April 2013 TBR
I usually follow these to a certain extent...
The first row is review book that I need to read :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (47)

Hey Everyone :)
Back with another Saturday haul!
I couldn't resist....
Don't for get to leave your links!

For Review - Netgalley
I'm super excited :)

Already read Lover At Last in a day's time...LOVED!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

White Lines by Jennifer Banash

White Lines
by Jennifer Banash
Released |April 4th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile|
Edition |Physical ARC|
Source |Publisher|

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A gritty, atmospheric coming of age tale set in 1980s New York City.
Seventeen-year-old Cat is living every teenager’s dream: she has her own apartment on the Lower East Side and at night she’s club kid royalty, guarding the velvet rope at some of the hottest clubs in the city. The night with its crazy, frenetic, high-inducing energy—the pulsing beat of the music, the radiant, joyful people and those seductive white lines that can ease all pain—is when Cat truly lives. But her daytime, when real life occurs, is more nightmare than dream. Having spent years suffering her mother’s emotional and physical abuse, and abandoned by her father, Cat is terrified and alone—unable to connect to anyone or anything. But when someone comes along who makes her want to truly live, she’ll need to summon the courage to confront her demons and take control of a life already spinning dangerously out of control.
Both poignant and raw, White Lines is a gripping tale and the reader won’t want to look away.

White Lines was a very emotional read that left my feelings scrambled. So much happens in the story that makes your heart go out to, not just the main character, but to a lot of the characters also. I am so happy that I received a copy for review from the publisher! This was a read that I didn't know what it was about or what I would think of it, but in the end, I enjoyed the story.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (29): Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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(Black City, #2)
by Elizabeth Richards
Released |June 4th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile|
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Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed.
The decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the throes of bloody battle.
Why I'm Wishing...
I surprisingly enjoyed Black City a couple of weeks ago. And I'm now waiting to dive into Phoenix. I'm actually kind of cheating with this one since I have an ARC of it. But I'm trying to wait until its a little closer to the release date to read it :) And I'm loving these covers!!

Other Books in this series

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cover Love (12)

Hey everyone,
I am here to show you all the new covers I have seen recently.
They might not be new to you, but they're new to me :)
Some are pretty awesome!
Tell me which one or ones are your favorite.
So many awesome cover!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Vengeance Bound
by Justina Ireland
Released |April 2nd 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
Edition |eARC|

Source |Edelweiss|
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Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.
Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.

I've been really excited to get my hands on a copy of Vengeance Bound for the longest time. It was one of my top tbr books for 2013! Anything involving Greek Mythology is always a plus me and the fact that this book involved the Furies had me even more intrigued because I haven't read too many books involving them. I found Vengeance Bound to be a very interesting read and I really enjoyed the story.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rift by Andrea Cremer

(Nightshade Prequel, #1)
by Andrea Cremer
Released |August 7th 2012 by Philomel|
Edition |Audio|
Source |Library|

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Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!
Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.
With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

I've been really curious about starting the prequel to the Nightshade Trilogy since I really enjoyed the main books. But I was also skeptical to start the sequel since it would be a different batch of characters. I surprising enjoyed this book though :) Since I don't really read books that have a historical feel to it, this was a bit different for me. Overall, I enjoyed it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (46)

Hey Everyone :)

Back with another Saturday haul!
I think I got a pretty good haul this week and would like to thank my aunt for the gift card :D
Don't forget to post your links.

For Review - Netgalley

Library - Audio
I am flying through this series and I'm already halfway done with this!

Ebook Gift Card Purchases

Friday, March 22, 2013

ARC Giveaway: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey Everyone,

Today I'll be giving away my ARC Copy of Apollyon. It's used, but still in pretty good shape.
This giveaway is open to the US/Canada Only :)
You guys, it was AMAZING!

(Covenant, #4)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released |April 9th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press|
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Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.
Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.
The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.
Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City 
(Black City, #1) 
by Elizabeth Richards
Released |November 13th 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR|
Edition |Ebook|

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A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.
When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

I've always had a soft spot for books that involve forbidden loves. Something about forbidden love always draws me in and Black City was no different for me. I really enjoyed the world of the darklings and twin-bloods that the author has created. It was kind of a spin on vampires, but twisted into a new concept. I found that I could not put this book down and was anxious to see what would happen next.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (28): Imaginable by J. Meyer

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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(Intangible, #2)
by J. Meyers
Released |April 16th 2013|
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Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees.
But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet.
Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers.
And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.

Why I'm Wishing...
I read book 1 sometime last year and I really enjoyed it. And I can't wait to see how the sequel will tun out!

Other book in the series

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

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This Week's Topic
Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

In no particular order!

I really want to read Finale, Die For Me, Hallowed and The Fault in Our Stars the most! *Sigh* When will I get to all these...


Monday, March 18, 2013

Sever by Lauren DeStefano

(The Chemical Garden, #3)
by Lauren DeStefano
Released |February 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
Edition |Hardcover, 371 pages|
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Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.
With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.
Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.
In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

Let me start off saying that I am so sad to see this trilogy end. After reading the last page of this book, it finally hit me that there will not be another to come. Doesn't that feeling just suck?! This is a trilogy that I have loved from start to finish...*sigh* I felt that the book wrapped up pretty good, but there are somethings that I did not agree with, but cannot discuss because it would be a spoiler. But yeah, great final installment in the chemical garden trilogy! There were tons of twist and turns, developments, and final reveals to keep you turning the page.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Blitz: Blood and Snow: The Complete Set by RaShelle Workman

Blood and Snow: The Complete Set
by RaShelle Workman

Publication date |2013| 
Genre |YA Paranormal|
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Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.
Snow isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.
When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant - not quite human, not quite vampire.
With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of.  She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she'd rather drink from her Hunter.
Or, a human.
She also discovers a whole other realm, one filled with fairies, dragons, and magic. And not only does the Vampire Queen want her, but there's a pendant called the Seal of Gabriel created for Snow by the Vampire Queen's twin sister. And Snow's supposed to use it to restore balance to all magical creatures. Including vampires. 

About the Author

RASHELLE WORKMAN lives on a mountain with her husband, three children, and three dogs. From her back porch she can see the city lights and imagine... She's the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series (Sleeping Roses is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series.

Author Links:
Rashelle's Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

When you lose everything, there’s only one option. Jump. Go all in. Which is what I did. With both fangs. I embraced my vampire… ism?... ness?... tendencies?...  whatever. I accepted them and, the truth was, I liked it. 
At least while I partook of human blood. After, when the drunken haze faded, guilt would edge its way in. I hadn’t killed another human, not since Gabe, but killing him was horror enough. It ate at my heart. I remembered the grotesque way Gabe’s body laid on the floor. The way Professor Pops and the guys looked at me. With loathing, disgust, and fear. But I deserved it. I’d become a monster, and killed a brother. A son. A boy I thought I might love. He kissed me, and I repaid him in blood. Lots of it. Maybe even all of it. My carnal need overtook all other emotions, and I let myself give in. Relished the sensation.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (45)

Hey Everyone,

Back with another haul!
Don't forget to leave your links :)
Not many bought this week, but I did take a trip to the library.

For Review - Netgalley

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (audio)
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick (audio)

Ebooks Bought

Friday, March 15, 2013

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

(Fever, #1)
by Karen Marie Moning
Released |October 31st 2006 by Delacorte Press|
Edition |Audio|

Source |Library|
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MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands…

I've been wanting to start Darkfever for the longest time, but it was kind of a disappointment for me. There wasn't anything completely horrible about the book, but it was kind of boring. The world of the fey was interesting and different than most the other fae books that I've read. It was darker, which I liked, but the characters weren't all that interesting.

The main character, Mac, has the ability to see the fae and she's on a mission to find her sister's murder in a country she knows nothing about. Throughout the journey Mac starts stumbling across many secrets about herself and a world she knows nothing about. It was interesting learning about the different fae. Then she meets a guy named Jericho, who was actually an okay character. He was really mysterious, but we don't learn too much about him or what he is. I would definitely like to know more about him.

There wasn't much romance and there was action, but not much of that either. I was hoping things would be better, but I will probably try out the sequel to see if I want to continue on with the rest of the series.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: Awakened by Kriston Johnson

(The Legends Of Elyndia, #1)
by Kriston Johnson
Released |April 25th 2013|
Genre |YA Fantasy|
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Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?
Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.
The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.
An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.
When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction.
Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy…
Or sacrifice her soul.
Author Bio

Kriston Johnson lives in Southwest Washington with her husband, teenage son, and miniature Australian Shepherd. Her home rests at the fringe of an old growth forest that she insists is the home of Jason Voorhees. Her husband thinks that’s a ridiculous assumption, because everyone knows it’s really Bigfoot. Every summer Kriston participates in the annual pilgrimage to Faerieworlds, a real life faerie realm here on Earth, and has an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, The Vampire Diaries, and Iron Man. Awakened is her first novel. You can visit her online at

Kriston's Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (27): The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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The Dream Thieves
(The Raven Cycle, #2)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Released |September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press|
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Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...

Why I'm Wishing...
The Raven Boys was a pretty good and interesting read. I didn't think it was the best, but I would love to check out the sequel!

Other Books in the Series

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

The Dead and Buried
by Kim Harrington
Released |January 1st 2013 by Scholastic Point|
Edition |eARC|
Source |Netgalley|
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A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.
Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school — until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?

The Dead and Buried was a fast paced mystery that I devoured in less than a day. I haven't read too many mysteries or ghost books, and the fact that this dealt with both was pretty awesome. The mystery element of the story is what I liked the most. Trying to figure out who the killer was along with the main protangonist, Jade, made me continue to flip the pages and not want to put the book down! I was dying to find out who did it :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Book Blitz: Transcend Time by Michelle Madow - Interview

by Michelle Madow 
(Transcend Time Saga #1)
Released |July 27th 2011| 
Genre |YA Time Travel|
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Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.
Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?
Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.
by Michelle Madow
(Transcend Time Saga, #2)
Released |December 8th 2011|
Genre |YA Time Travel|
How far would you go to get revenge?
When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former best friend Lizzie, she'd never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her she can help set things right. Chelsea's willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe -- that she shared a past life with Drew -- is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him back … well, it's downright crazy.
Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means making Lizzie pay?
Find out in Vengeance, the second part of the Transcend Time Saga.
*Vengeance is the short story that bridges the events in Remembrance and the final novel in the Saga.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell
(Bloodlines, #3)
by Richelle Mead 
Released |February 12th 2013 by Razorbill|
Edition |Hardcover, 401 pages|

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In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Richelle Mead is just a fantastic author! :) I think this is probably my favorite book in the Bloodlines series. The romance was on fire and the action was definitely turned up in this installment. Now, usually I have a problem with the amount of action that in this series, but I had no complaints with this book. It was ALL there :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Book Hauling It Up (44)

Hey Everyone :)!

Hope everyone had a good week.
Don't forget to leave a link to your haul.
I kind of went on a buying spree this week. A set back lol

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Honora by Cynthia Woolf - Guest Post

The Swords of Gregara - Honora 
by Cynthia Woolf

Released |December 22, 2012|
​Genre |Romance, Sci Fi​|
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They stole her love, her life and want to steal the secrets secured in her mind. Secrets that could topple world governments and decimate quadrant security forever. Now she’s on an epic quest to find out why and make those responsible pay.
Honora Reyestat gave up everything to become a member of the esteemed Gregarian Guard. No family, no friends, no connections--nothing that can ever be used against her. Captured and enslaved, she's become a prized gladiator for her master. Given the task of training a new slave, she recognizes a fellow Zolthor and the son of a tribal leader at that. Her mission changes from discovery of the enemy's tactics and secrets to returning Joridan to his people.
Drawn to this fierce woman as no other, Joridan Dolana tries to explain she is wrong. He's not Zolthor, he's Centauri. He was raised on Centauri with his sister. Faced with proof of a father's ultimate betrayal, he must choose between revenge and the protection of this woman who has sworn to never return his love.
Guest Post 
How do I come up with the titles of my books?
That is not easy to answer.   I usually change the title several times before it actually goes to print.  Tame A Wild Heart was one that my critique group came up with.  The original title was Mountain Splendor.
Then, with a series, once I have the title of the first one, it’s easier to do the second and third.  With the Tame series I knew that they would all have the word Tame in them.  Tame A Wild Wind was called that because they raised thoroughbreds who run like the “wind”.  Tame A Wild Bride was about a mail order bride.
The Swords of Gregara series is a little different.  Each of the books starts on the planet Gregara.  The first and second books stay there and the third book ends up on the planet Thrakus.  The difference in the titled comes from the heroine’s in each of the books.  The first, Jenala, uses a sword to protect herself and because her father was a master swordsman and taught her.  
Riza, the second book, the heroine is a doctor.  Doctors wield swords of a different nature in their scalpels.
Honora, the third heroine, is a gladiator at the start of the book and uses a sword to fight with.  She uses the sword or she dies.
The process of naming each series is different and depends a lot on what is going on in the book.  I try to tell a little bit about the book in the title but it’s hard to do in such a short amount of time.
I haven’t even thought about the title of my next scifi series.  It’s going to be about male members of the elite group called the Swords of Gregara, that you are introduced to in Honora.  They will come to Earth on the heels of escaped villains.   Maybe I should have my fans give me ideas for the title.  Hmm.  Something to keep in mind.

About the Author
​Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

She worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America.

Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.
In 2001, she saw an ad in the paper for a writer’s conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.

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