A Different Blue

Book Blurb:  Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is.  She doesn't know her real name or when she was born.  Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old.  At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on in life, she is just a senior in high school.   With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing. 
This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody.  It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love.  But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are.  Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.
Author Bio:   Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, so she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called "What I Know" - also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold.  She lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband and four kids, and doesn't plan to ever move somewhere, because nowhere is sublime.  She has written Running Barefoot, and the Young Adult books Slow Dance in Purgatory and the sequel, Prom Night in Purgatory.  A Different Blue is her fourth novel.  Where to find Amy:

I love being creative with my chapter titles.  If you've read any of my other books, you already know that!  This book has titles that are all related to one word.  It is not obvious, at least it wasn't to me!  When you download the book, scroll through the chapter titles to figure out what each title has in common with the others.  Once you think you've got it figured out, write your answer in a message.  No one will be able to see anyone else's response.  The winner, selected by rafflecopter, will get a beautiful necklace AND charm bracelet with charms that represent different elements in the book OR a $20 Amazon gift card, whichever the winner chooses, and a runner up will get the remaining prize.
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Title: The Last Hour
Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Age Group: Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Expected release date: May 15, 2013
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Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband. Her life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a haunting secret Ray Sherman carried home from Afghanistan comes to light. Hounded by a federal investigation and the ensuing media feeding frenzy, Carrie and Ray desperately lean on each other, until a disastrous accident puts both Ray and her sister's lives at risk. In the last hour, Carrie and Ray will each find themselves faced with a choice. A choice that will change everything.  

About the Author Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

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Alexandra's Intro Post

Hi Everyone! My name is Alexandra and I have just joined the blog. 

I am a reviewer and I love to read as much as I can. My favorite  types of books are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance, YA, and some Paranormal. 
I am a student at Michigan State University studying Political Science/ Pre-Law. 

If you have any questions let me know!


Double Trouble Weekly Rewind #4

The Weekly Rewind is a weekly post that Tabby @ Insightful Minds and I are going to start doing!  It is basically a post to update you on the posts, giveaways, and search terms on both of our blogs!  You will hopefully also get to know us a little bit better because we'll have life updates as well!

My Weekly Post Recap and Updates:

Well first of all I'm SO EXCITED to announce that Alexandra Louk has joined the My Pathway to Books team!  If you have kept up with the blog this week you probably saw her colorful posts!  Look out for her posts to come because she is awesome!

You can find my life Update on Tabby's blog!


Alexandra's Posts-
Branded by K.L. Hawker- Review
Hard to Hold On Cover Reveal
Wanted and Saved by Kelly Elliott- Promo Post

Aubrey's Posts-
Face the Music Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

My (Tess) Post-
I didn't post any on the blog this week but I did take part in an awesome book boyfriend post at SupaGurl Books! Check it out!

Tabby's Weekly Post Recap and Update

Update from Tabby: We are officially moved into the new house and all unpacked! The baby's room is coming along nicely! 3 more months and he will be here  -- aside from that, the little ones spring break starts soon and we are busy planning one last vacation before the baby comes! Oh! I start my 6 month externship soon! Totally means I am almost done with school! Fun times! 

Current Giveaways
Facing the Music Ebook Giveaway- ends March 30th

Book Read/Started this Week
The Mitchell Series by Jennifer Foor/ My New OBSESSION!

The Dark Duet Series- Captive in the Dark & Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts

That Boy by Jillian Dodd (I started today and right before doing this post I got to the sad part) 

Weekly Search Terms
1. My Pathway to Books- you found me!
2. Peacock Bed Set- no I'm not selling! I just know of a really good book with a peacock bed set in it
3. Amber Frost Suzi Davis Review- Wow that was SPECIFIC
4. Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates- I know I'm EAGERLY anticipating it too! 
5. Colleen Hoover Fall Together- HUH? is this something I should know about?

How was your week? I wanna know the good, bad, & ugly!  Leave Comments!


Wanted and Saved by Kelly Elliott

Wanted: Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend.
Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?

Saved: Arianna and Jefferson’s love is true but will it be enough? Ari who comes from a loving home with a family who has had more than their share of difficulties, is faced with possibly losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than one person can handle. Jeff’s dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only women who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he’s running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be by taking on his responsibilities. He’s completely bewitched by the passionate and always outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his. Despite all the odds stacked against them can their relationship be…..SAVED?
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Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she's not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn't count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.
Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He's done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored--his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.
Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?

 Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy.

She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.


Hard to Hold On Cover Reveal

Synopsis: For the past four months, Natalie Carmichael and Nolan Young have been complete. Everything still feels right in their passion-filled world. It still feels natural - that is until Nolan's mother passes away. Things begin to turn for the worst for Nolan and his brother Mills. After losing their father from previous years before, it's a tragedy on top of a tragedy. Along with the loss, Natalie and Nolan will face obstacles that they aren't so sure they can handle. From the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling novel, Hard to Resist, Natalie and Nolan will realize that there is something in their relationship that will have them either wanting to run away or trying to stick through it. Will Natalie and Nolan stick together? Can they hold on to what they've worked so hard to keep going? Love was found. Their only hope is that it never gets lost
Excerpt: Nolan’s hands work their way down to my jeans and he unbuttons them. My back arches, allowing him to continue. He slides my jeans off before crushing my lips with his. I shut my eyes, ready to enjoy the feeling. I’ve wanted this for so long. His finger sneaks beneath my panties and slowly slides into me. I moan and he groans as he rubs the flesh between. I pull his head down to kiss him again—to keep the intimacy going. His tongue plays and coaxes mine. I hear his belt buckle jingle and he adjusts himself to get his pants down but our lips never part. He presses himself against me and my stomach tightens. I grip his T-shirt but he pulls back to tug it over his head. He glares down at me, as if I’m the only person on this entire planet that he wants. He’s all that I want. I know that he feels the same way. Leaning down, Nolan’s lips press against my neck and then kiss their way down to my breasts. He tugs my shirt over my head, pulls my bra down, and then licks my nipples. Heat sparks and I feel myself building up. My eyes squeeze shut from the erotic feeling. His mouth is like magic as it licks and sucks. He begins to move southward, and my legs tighten around him but he presses his palms against the inside of my thighs to keep me still and available to him. I look down and watch as he bites on his bottom lip while pulling my panties down. Quickly, his hot tongue slides between my slick folds and I gasp through my teeth as he swirls it around my sweet area. I can really feel myself building up now. I want nothing but him inside of me—nothing but his hard body against mine. I want to mold and fill the room up with our steam and sweat. My moans and pants pick up and then he pulls back. “Not yet,” he says against my lips.

Release Date: May 20th, 2013

Branded by K.L. Hawker

Seventeen-year-old Jake Rovert has never known the feeling of a broken bone or a lasting scar—he’s a healer, one of very few in the world with this rare gift.

Joining an elite group of Gifted Ones from his high school, Jake is quickly propelled into a life of secrets and training to enhance his gift. He becomes the healer they have been waiting for.

They didn’t expect him to fall in love.
He didn’t expect to be forbidden to be with her.
And no one expected him to risk it all to get her back.

Branded is the first novel in this easy-to-read, ready-to-love young adult trilogy

I very much enjoyed this book. It’s a nice young adult book that is well written. We follow Jake as he becomes one of the “Gifted Ones” and as he learns about his gift. Then we get to see him fall in love and how much he is willing to risk to be with the one he loves even though it is forbidden. Stay tuned for more information about the sequel STRANDED!

K.L. HAWKER is a Canadian author writing young adult novels with colourful plots and memorable characters. When she's not hiding away in her corner of the world to write, Hawker can be found spending time with her family and friends. Aside from writing, her other interests include photography, martial arts and playing the piano. Hawker resides with her husband, three children and faithful Golden Retriever in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Face the Music Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Hey Everyone! This is Aubrey, one of Tess's co-bloggers! You should definitely check out this book! I loved it, and I think yall will too! 
Face the Music by Andrea K. Robbins
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After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.

Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.

         Face the Music is a great book for anyone who loves a good romance read. It got my attention much like Twilight did because of the love triangle. Edward won my heart reading Twilight, and Chris wins my heart in this story.  He is such a great guy, and anyone would love him, but not just because he is a star. Anyone who enjoys music or competition would also enjoy this book because it has an interesting singing competition in it. Chris is a big part of that competition. When I read this book, I wanted to pull Chris out of it and make him my husband. Haha, you probably think I am crazy, but It is a great read!

Warning: You might not want to put this book down, because it really is a page turner! It is that good!! So make sure you make the time to read it!

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Prophecy Tour

The League of Illusions: Prophecy by Vivi Anna
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Book two in the League of Illusion

London, 1851

With his brother Sebastian missing, illusionist Rhys Davenport is running out of time and leads. He knows only that Sebastian disappeared into Stonehenge and that an incomplete map is the key to finding him. And that the missing piece is in the possession of the unnervingly attractive psychic Corina Stratton.

Corina has no intention of giving her part of the map to the haughty Rhys Davenport. In fact, she needs to steal his half so she can heal her mother's malevolent spirit. She heads to London, only to be chased by a revengeful sorcerer right into Rhys's arms. Although touched by Rhys's plight, she agrees to go on his crazy quest only to get an opportunity to take what she came for.

With an airship full of fanatic elves after them, Rhys and Corina are forced into close quarters as they search for a portal. But to open it in time to find Sebastian, they must reconcile their differences and their growing feelings, or he'll be lost to them forever...
Author Bio:
Vivi Anna is an award winning, Canadian multi-published author in paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and scifi.  She’s been writing since 2002, and since then she’s published close to 23 books and novellas for Harlequin, Kensington, Avon and others. She also writes YA under the name Tawny Stokes.
Vivi is the current president of CARWA and also a co-founder of the popular #TVwriterchat on twitter.  She’s also an aspiring screen/TV writer and has won the RWA Script Scene screenplay contest with her adapted script Vanquished, has finaled in both the Austin Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival with her adapted TV pilot, Occult Crime Unit.
Author’s Website: http://www.vivianna.net/


Although I started with the second book in this series, I found that it was still very good. I feel like the the characters in this story went together well. I enjoyed the whole story line and how truly paranormal it was. I was hooked from the beginning.
Rhys is searching for his brother, Sebastian, and he needs a certain map to help him. Corina wants this map to help her save her mother's spirit. Corina is a psychic and Rhys has a talent of creating a illusions.
 While they both want the map for completely different reasons and are willing to get it no matter what, they start to feel a little spark between each other. One of them will even have to choose between what they have always wanted or helping the other person get their wish.
Rhys and Corina are thrown together for many obstacles because there are some people who do not want them to get what they most want. Even with the obstacles, Will their new relationship survive?
I really enjoyed this novel and I don't want to give to much away in this review. I would recommend this to every one.