Holiday Read-A-Thon

Join me in the 12 hr. Holiday read-a-thon hosted by theautumnreview and Tiffany King (author of The Saving Angles Series)!!!!

My Read-A-Thon Books
Existence by Abbi Glines
Catalyst by Shelly Crane
The Reaping by M. Leighton
Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase

My cousin is visiting me from California, and even though she is not much of a reader, she is joining me!

Her goal is to finish P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
(I might force her hand in some other books, but lets keep that a secret ;)) 

I hope I can read for 12 hrs! It's going to be quite a challenge with our family Christmas party tomorrow! 


The Ascended Blog Hop: Author Interview & Giveaway!

Welcome to My Pathway to Books stop on The Ascended blog hop! 

I am so honored to be a part of this fun blog tour Tiffany has set up for her last book in The Saving Angles Series.  She has also set up this rockin awesome GIVEAWAY! You can find more details at the bottom. 

I tried to ask Tiffany some pretty random questions since she was a little tired of the typical ones: By now I think we all know what Tiffany's favorite book/movie/life obsession ;) is (It's Harry Potter, if you didn't know).  I hope these aren't too crazy and I hope you enjoy the interview (I know I did)! 

Most Embarrassing Thing Ever Done in Public 
Answering a question that I thought was directed at me. Eek so embarrassing!

Best Compliment you Ever Got: 
Every time someone says they liked my books. It is by far the best compliment ever.

Best Comeback you Gave 
Hahaha I’m sure I’ve had at least one but usually my great comebacks come after the fact.

If you could invent a Hallmark card what would it look like
Something comedy related for sure since I’m the biggest jokester ever :)

Night or morning person 
Um is it wrong to say both?? I get up early because work requires it but for the most part I’m always cheerful when I wake up. On the other hand, I love staying up late reading and watching movies which makes getting up in the morning a little harder.

Favorite Flavor Poptart 
I have two favorite flavors: I love chocolate ones for breakfast and strawberry ones for dessert.

Best Breakfast Cereal 
Cocoa Puffs for sure :o) 

Favorite Olympic Sport 
Running (even though I suck at it).

What Kind of Toothpaste do you like best 
Aquafresh is my favorite, it’s minty fresh ;o)

Favorite color nail polish 
Pink, pink, pink, pink and more pink Hehehe.

Now for the good stuff the prizes:
1)     Regular prizes (boring): Every 3 days, I will pull the names of people that have left comments on the previous 3 blogs and will do a random drawing for an ebook of one of The Saving Angels books. Over the course of the 24 day blog hop 8 ebooks will be given out.
2)     Grand Prizes (woot woot): For every person that leaves a comment on one of the blogs they will be entered in to win a signed poster of one of my book covers. 3 posters in all will be given out (one of each of the book covers). I will also be giving away a signed set of all three books so you will have 4 different chances to win a grand prize. Extra entries will be given out for every blog you leave a comment on, so if you visit all 24 blogs you will have 24 entries into the grand prize drawing (eek).
Since your going to want to leave comments at all the stops so you can win the Grand Prize I took the liberty to leave all the links below...
December 4th Courtney Cole http://courtneycolewrites.wordpress.com/
December 5th M. Leighton http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/
December 6th Magical Urban Fantasy Readshttp://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/
December 7th Nichole Chase http://nicholechase.blogspot.com/
December 8th Two Chicks on Bookshttp://twochicksonbooks1.blogspot.com/
December 9th The Autumn Review http://www.autumnreview.com/
December 10th Shelly Crane http://shellycrane.blogspot.com/
December 12th Jennifer Snyder http://jennifersnydersblog.blogspot.com/
December 13th Devyn Dawson http://www.devyndawson.com/
December 14th Laura Elliot http://www.authorlaura.com/
December 15th fiktshun http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/
December 16th Bookish Babeshttp://www.thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/
December 17th Tess Watson http://tessmw.blogspot.com/
December 18th Megan Duncan http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/
December 19th Hey it’s Fishy http://omgitsfishy.blogspot.com/
December 20th Abbi Glines http://www.abbiglines.com/
December 21st C.A Kunz http://www.cakunz.blogspot.com/
December 22nd Teenage Reader http://teenagereader.com/
December 23rd Secret Lives of Fiction Lovershttp://secretlivesoffictionlovers.wordpress.com/
December 24th Michelle Muto http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/
December 25th Christmas Day
December 26th Amy Jones http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com/
December 27th Fisher Amelie http://www.fisheramelie.com/
December 29th Sean Hayden http://www.seanhayden.org/
If you want to join me in stalking Tiffany here is how you can do it!
      Twitter~ @AuthorTiffany 
Here is The Saving Angles Series on Amazon
      Meant To Be
      Forgotten Souls
      The Ascended
AND check out my REVIEW of The Ascended HERE


Review: The Ascended by Tiffany King

The Ascended (The Saving Angles #3)
Author: Tiffany King

My Review:

Meant To Be (Book 1)
Bare with me on this review.  It is kind of hard talking about this book without revealing spoilers from the other 2 books: Meant to Be and Forgotten Souls.

Let's just say I was a little nervous about this book considering the extremely dramatic cliffhanger that Forgotten Souls ended with.  Oh my goodness this was one of the books I beat my head up against the wall until I got my hands on it! Thank goodness Tiff sent me an ARC! I might have died from the brain damage!  I was so super duper excited to receive this book. I was fangirl screaming all over the place, and Tiffany did not disappoint!  The Ascended was a worthy sequel to the other books, and a fabulous conclusion to the series!

I think my favorite part of the book (that I can tell y'all about) is that Tiffany added her made up language in this book.  If you follow Tiffany on twitter (@AuthorTiffany), you have seen most of these words: hecklebee and holy crow bear.  It was so much fun seeing her in the book through this.

I also really now LOVE the title and cover now that I know what "Ascended" is, and I'm not  going to tell you because that would ruin the purpose of EVERYTHING!

Like I said before there isn't much more I can say without spoiling stuff!  SO I guess what you need to know is if you have started this series your going to love what Tiffany has done with this last book, and if you haven't started this series you need to!

Forgotten Souls  (Book 2)
I'm a little sad it's over, but I can't wait to see what Tiffany King is going to come up with next.

ALSO there is a blog hop going on right now!!! There are some awesome prizes to go with it so check it out!!! (click on the button in the left sidebar)
AND don't forget to come back to My Pathway to Books on December 17th because The Ascended is stopping by my blog!!! with an awesome interview of Tiffany :D

Haven't Started this series yet? Don't Fret! Just click on the Captions under Meant to Be and Forgotten Souls to go to the goodreads page!

4 Stars

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Soul Kissed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Soul Kissed
Author: Courtney Cole
Summary (from Goodreads) 
Question:  When your mother is a powerful witch and your father is a soul-sucking vampire, what does that make you?

Answer:  Cursed.

With all the beauty and charm of a Siren, but cursed as a blood-sucking succubus, Empusa longs for love and a normal life.  Neither of these can ever be hers, because the only thing she brings to anyone she loves is death.

Em lingers in the mortal world, hiding from her father and existing in a lonely life.  Until she meets Brennan.  With golden hair and a radiant smile, he captures her heart and awakens it from slumber. 

But Brennan is more than he seems.  And in a relationship where life itself hangs in the balance, is love ever really enough?
Add it to your TBR list on goodreads here!!!!

The reason I am waiting for this book is because I am in love with Courtney Cole!  I read her Bloodstone Saga books (It's on my favorites list on my blog ;) btw), and I know this book is going to be just as Epic! There is actually a SUPER AWESOME TOUR going on for The Bloodstone Saga, so don't miss your opportunity to dive into this AMAZING series! HERE are the details! and let me know if y'all go enter!!!

Did you read this^^^^ to hear about the GIVEAWAY going on???
What are you "Waiting on"this week?


In My Mailbox {5}

In My Mail Box, just in case you didn't already know, is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers can post about the books they got this week!

I had an AMAZING reading week this week! Most of the books that I got "In My Mailbox" I have already read, and I totally recommend them to everyone!  With this said, I must confess that it is also finals week, which is probably the reason I got so much reading done.  This practice would be called PROCRASTINATION, I am the queen of it!  BUT I also blame it on these AMAZING authors who wrote books that I couldn't put down!!! It is their fault! well at least that is my excuse :) I'm sure many of you can relate?? oh please tell me I'm not alone in this! now, after validating my reasons for not studying, let me introduce you to the books that I have fallen in love with this week!

Last week I got Madly by M. Leighton, well once I started I couldn't be stopped! So this week I got the second book in the series. Madly and Wolfhardt

I also got the book I did my Waiting on Wednesday post about, which is Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie.  It was an ARC for a review and you can get it on Christmas Eve.  My review will be up soon, but in short you guys have got to get this book! 

By recommendation of one of my tweeps, I got Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine. 

I also got Significance by Shelly Crane this week!  I can't wait to dive into this series once finals are over!

And last, but certainly NOT least, I got an ARC of The Ascended by Tiffany King.   I have been waiting the arrival of this book since August 7th of this year!  It's the third and last book of the Saving Angles Series, and I am reading it right now.  Actually it's quite painful writing this blog post because I had to take a break from reading it to write this!  Oh yeah and EVERYONE mark your calendars for December 17th because The Ascended blog hop is coming to my blog with an interview of Tiffany, and you don't want to miss it!  Speaking of blog hop it's going on right now, so go to this page for more details, and learn how you can win this AMAZING book! 

What did you get In Your Mailbox?


"Waiting on" Wednesday: Callum & Harper

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by breaking the spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This week I chose an upcoming release from one of my personal favorite authors...the amazing, spectacular, outstanding, sometimes a little crazy, charming, creative, witty... what was I saying again? oh yeah! You might know her from being the author of The Understorey (which you need to read if you haven't) It's Fisher Amelie!!! *APPLAUSE* 

Callum & Harper 
Coming Christmas Eve!
Summary (from Goodreads) 
Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey.

Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the 'eighteen disease' with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they're forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably.

So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.

But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can't ever be acted upon because they're both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B.

And, oh, how lovely Plan B's can be.

Well, except for the psycho from Harper's past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there's the little issue that neither of them knows they're in love with the other.

Needless to say, Callum & Harper's life just got a bit more complicated.

“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” - Callum Tate

Callum & Harper is actually on tour right now HERE is more information on that! 
Here is the 
there are 22 more stops on this tour to come and at all of them you can enter to win a copy of the book! so go check it out!


In My Mailbox {4}

In My Mail Box, just in case you didn't already know, is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers can post about the books they got this week!

This week I discovered a library extremely close to my house, and I had a feeling that I should go check it out!  Im so glad I did because look what I found! 
I got....
Eve by Anna Carey
The Future of Us by Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

Also, I got my very first library card! I know I was suppose to have this experience before I was 18, but at least it has finally happened!  I am so excited!  When I went into this awesome brand new library, I looked like a kid in a candy store which seems appropriate since I got so many great "treats." 

I also got the book that I did my Waiting on Wednesday post on, so if you want to know more about VEX by Addison Moore go here.

And last but not least I got Madly by M. Leighton! M. is one of the authors that I met in Savannah, and I have been waiting to read one of her books, and it just seemed like the right time.  Also my best tweep has been wanting me to read one of M.'s books, so I can join her in the awesomeness!

What did you get this week? Leave me a link!


Waiting On Wednesday: VEX!!!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by breaking the spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This week I am posting my WoW on Tuesday because the book that I have been "eagerly anticipating" comes out tomorrow eeeeeeeeek!!!!! 
This week I am featuring VEX by Addison Moore, which is the 5th book in the Celestra Series! I am SUPER excited because all of the other books in the series have been amazing, so if you haven't read this series you definitely need to!  Im going to link the goodreads pages for all the books in the series below so you can go read them!  So now for what you have all been waiting for the exclusive jacket blurb for VEX!

Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger has found herself lying on an altar as a sacrifice to the enemy.
Being an angel of the highest Nephilim order hasn’t been easy. Her first love has proved untrustworthy, the Sectors and the Fems see her as nothing more than a celestial pawn, and the dead girl she helped bring back to life has blackmailed her into relinquishing her boyfriend.
But, Skyla is determined to change all that. She’s decided to never trust Logan again, to turn the tables on the Sectors and Fems, and get dirt on Chloe to blackmail her into leaving Gage alone. But, when one obstacle after another gets in her way, can Skyla find the strength to carry on or should she sacrifice herself to the Sector in her life and put everything in order while losing everything she values most?
 Books in the Celestra Series

About the author; Addison Moore is a graduate of the University of Southern California who enjoys writing young adult paranormal romance. She often overdoses on chocolate and watches way too much reality TV.

I GOT IT!!!! VEX finally went live on Amazon! Get it!!! :) 


Review:The Vincent Boys

Author: Abbi Glines
Buy it: Amazon Barnes&Noble
Summary (from Goodreads)
Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from. 

Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah.
My Review:
I think just saying that I loved it would be an understatement!  If you follow me on twitter you probably already know I couldn't put the book down!  I even attempted to put on my make-up while reading this book because I did not want to stop!!! This book had me hooked pretty much from page 1.  Okay so enough about my addiction to this book...now on to the Hotttt characters!
I could go on forever about Beau Vincent! His bad boyness will get any girl hooked! His and Ashton's relationships had amazing, perfect CHEMISTRY! He is everything you would expect the hot bad boy to be plus more! 
I also loved all the childhood "flash backs" in this book.  It makes the love stories more in depth, and shows how Ashton and Beau's connection isn't just a fling!
5 Stars
okay so I was listening to this song this morning on the radio, and all I could think was The Vincent Boys!!! so I though I would share it with yall :)


Review: The Childe

Author: C.A. Kunz
Buy it: Amazon Barnes&Noble
Summary (from Goodreads)
Cat Colvin 
Average Teenager? 
Or Something Else Entirely? 
  Cat Colvin is pretty much your typical run-of-the-mill teenager. Sure, she’s taller than most girls, has a mane of fiery red hair that’s impossible to tame, is left-handed, and her eyes are two different colors, but that’s where the differences end . . . unless you include the minor detail of her slow transformation into a Childe. 
  High school can definitely be challenging, and for Cat it’s no different. This is especially true when she’s faced with the daunting task of trying to hide her budding Childe traits as they begin to reveal themselves at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse, her family is oddly dead set against Ryan, the boy she grows to like. But everyone has their secrets: is Ryan really what he seems to be, and what is Cat’s family not telling her? 
  The Childe is the first book in this coming-of-age fantasy series which follows Cat's life through the twists and turns toward finding out whom and what she really is. Come and take the plunge with Cat into a world filled with mystery, biting humor, and the paranormal.

My Review
This book has wonderfully complex characters and a world that's so intriguing and mysterious you wont be able to put the book down!

I will have to say the characters were my favorite part of the book! I love how Cat (the protagonist) is surrounded by a wonderful family and awesome friends that are supporting her.  This book is written in third person omniscient which was a little weird at first to read.  For me, it took some getting use to, but I am so glad it was written like that.  If the authors wouldn't have let me get into all the characters thoughts I wouldn't have had the chance to get to know how awesome they are, and also it's necessary because Cat is pretty oblivious.  I want to tell you all about the character's awesomeness, but I also want you to discover them for yourself!

Carol and Adam do a great job of enticing the reader! They give just enough of the plot, so the reader gets a taste of it, so they want more.  In no way is this book predictable!  I really liked this because sometimes readers can open the front cover and know what the ending is going to be, and The Childe is not like that!

just to add to all of that the cover is fantabulous and so are the illustrations throughout the book!

WARNING when you read this book your going to want to read book two immediately, but it's not out yet so patience is needed

5 Stars


In My Mailbox {3} Birthday

In My Mail Box, just in case you didn't already know, is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers can post about the books they got this week!

I wasn't able to post last week because I didn't get any books :( but this week was my 18th BIRTHDAY, so I got some moneys, so I can buy more books, and my friends know I'm a nerd, so they got me books!

My best friend bought me Fallen by Lauren Kate for my birthday! 

I won The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines from the blog tour! 
I bought Remembrance by Michelle Madow with my birthday money because it was .99!

I won Waterfall by Lisa Bergren from a twitter giveaway!


Top Ten Authors I Want at My Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish so we can share our lists!

okay so now for who i want to eat thanksgiving dinner with...
I have actually met these amazing authors, and so I would want them to come over for dinner because we had an awesome time in Savannah! I can't wait to see them again and wish they could just all come over for thanksgiving...The Paranormal Plumes

1. Tiffany King- (and Ashley :D) Author of Meant to Be and Forgotten Souls and soon the last book of the Saving Angels series  The Ascended will come out!!!

2. C.A. Kunz- (I want both Carol and Adam to be there...they are so much fun!) the mother and son duo that wrote The Childe

3. Laura Elliott- (and Candice) Author of 13 of Halloween and Winnemucca! I love them so much!

4. Fisher Amelie- Author of The Understorey she is just awesome...you might just have to talk to her to get it cause I can't fully explain

5. Michelle Leighton-Author of too much to list :) just go to her website 

6. Abbi Glines- (and her mom) Author of Breathe, The Vincent Boys, and on December 13th Existence will be coming out!

7. Nichole Chase- Author of Mortal Obligation (I haven't read it yet, but I here it's awesome definitely on my TBR list!) she is so awesome and her daughter is adorable

8. Amy Jones- Author of the Soul Quest Trilogy which are AMAZING you should really read them they were part of my Glassheart Chronicles mission and I really loved them

9. Michelle Muto-Author of Don't Fear the Reaper and The Book of Lost Souls

and my 10th who I haven't met for obvious reasons...
10. Jane Austen- (and Mr. Darcy) if you don't know who she is then you might have a serious problem, and you may need to go see my mom she is a counselor...oh and by the way Darcy is mine

everyone just needs to meet these Authors they are so AMAZING and the most AWESOME group of people EVER...ya'll should definitely join us next time we get together because we have a BLAST and how much fun is it getting to be friends with the masterminds behind these CRAZY AMAZING books :D


In My Mailbox {2}

In My Mail Box, just in case you didn't already know, is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where bloggers can post about the books they got this week!

This week I decided to include my SWAG because I got a lot!  Some from Fisher Amelie, The Reading Fish (Giveaway), and Sash and Em (Twitter Giveaway).  This week was a lot of fun since I got to come home to all this mail! I LOVE MAIL! (comment if you love mail too :))I also got Ephemera by Jeffery M. Anderson.  It is not a book I normally read, but it looks interesting so I'm going to try it out.  Has anyone read it?


Special Someone Saturday

A weekly meme hosted by The Reading Fish! So this weeks question is...*drumroll*

You were just given the wish to take one Book character out of the Book, and place them in your life....Who would be that character, and what role would they play in your life?

okay so I am pretty pathetic when it comes to Fisher Amelie's book, The Understorey, and her male lead, Elliot Gray.  Yah so if he and Jules weren't so blissfully happy right now... I would take him out of the book and he would be my boyfriend (husband to be ;)) hehe.  He is the most perfect Christian gentleman that ever walked the (novel) face of the earth! and in my head he is pretty HOTT too :D oh and we could totally re-create the library scene...okay so this isn't very Christian of me so I better stop! alright so does that fully answer your question?? oh ya and go buy The Understorey here and go check it out on my Favorites List.


Book Blogger Holiday Swap

I am SUPER excited that the Holiday Season is fast approaching!!!  This is my favorite season, so much awesomeness happens (including my birthday ;) ).  I came across this awesome idea of a book swap! We are swapping books for the holidays to find more information on it go here and sign up! I'm so excited to be participating in my first book swap! Go sign up.


"Waiting on" Wednesday: Existence

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

For my first Waiting on Wednesday post, I chose the AMAZING Abbi Glines.  Her book Existence is coming out December 13, 2011 and I can't wait!!!

Summary (from Goodreads)
What happens when you are stalked by Death? You fall in
love with him, of course. Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old, Pagan Moore, has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers, she often saw walking through walls, were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she steps out of her car, the first day of school and sees an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is she knows he's dead. Not only does he not go away, when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done, he speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What Pagan doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul, she is falling in love with, is not a soul. He is Death and he is about to break all the rules.


In My Mailbox {1}

I went to Barnes and Noble and spent about an hour picking books to buy with the $50 gift card my Meme (grandmother) gave me!!!  I haven't been in a bookstore in FOREVER since I got my Kindle because it is much cheaper.  I was feeling a little sick at the prices, but quickly got over it when I remembered it was free for me.  After all of the careful decision making this is what I ended up with...what do yall think?

Along for the Ride-Sarah Dessen
Matched-Ally Condie
Anna and the French Kiss-Stephanie Perkins
Carrier of the Mark-Leigh Fallon
Hush Hush-Becca Fitzpatrick
If I Stay-Gayle Forman