1.31.2013

Cover Reveal: Oceans of Red

Oceans of Red: Rise of the Demons by Willow Cross
Goodreads | Amazon
By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have been transformed from a thriving metropolis to a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is 19 year old Remy Martin.

A warrior in her own right, trained to think on her feet and kill if the situation requires, she is flanked by her older brother and younger sister. Together, they devise a plan to take back the streets. Against the wishes of their father, who commands the resistance forces, they venture into unknown realms of the supernatural in a race against time with the fate of the entire world in their young hands.

Join them on their mission into darkness where death lies around every corner, it is virtually impossible to distinguish your enemies from your allies, and a single mistake could result in the annihilation of everyone you’ve ever known and loved.
Oceans of Red: Demon Evolution by Willow Cross
               Goodreads | Amazon
Remy's saga continues as she comes to terms with who she is and what she will become.

What do you think of the new covers?
The reason there are new covers is to prepare for the upcoming Oceans of Red web series!!! Are you excited?

Review: Against All Odds by Nancy Hopper


Against All Odds by Nancy Hopper
                              Amazon
Synopsis: Andrea is a young registered nurse, who finds herself attracted to two men at once. The first is a rich, reckless man to whom she desperately wants to belong. The other is a mysterious, handsome man who frightens her, but wants her heart at all cost. Her relationships with these men take Andrea on a journey that challenges her view of herself and her core beliefs about life and love.
Anna's Review:
This was the second book that I have read by Nancy Hopper and I have to say I really liked this book as well. I never knew what to expect from the characters. I always enjoy not being able to guess everything that is not going to happen in the story of a book.

First off, when I really started to get into this book and Andrea's relationships, I really got angry with Andrea. I hate to say but it took me awhile to figure out that there was probably something underneath it all. ;)

Anyways, this love story literally starts off as love at first sight...well for the man anyway. Sandy Shaner is sitting in a hospital cafeteria when he first sees Andrea Michaelson. He immediately likes her. Later, they will end up on the elevator together. However, Andrea finds him to be intimidating.

Their "relationship", if you can call it that, definitely has its hardships. Andrea is fearful of Sandy. But, here is where my irritation comes into play, she is willing to date Shane's motorcycle competition. Ugh :( He is truly a low life.

It seems like Andrea and Sandy will never get together. I feel bad for them because they have so many obstacles to overcome from Andrea's loser boyfriend to her fear of Sandy to her dark secret to lies told in jealousy and for betrayal. There's alot happening in this story.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It kept me on my toes and had some of my emotions come out.  I would recommend it to everyone.










1.30.2013

Review: My Heart Won't Say Goodbye by Nancy Hopper


My Heart Won't Say Goodbye by Nancy Hopper 
                      Amazon
Synopsis: Crista is a young Country Music entertainer, thrilled to be on her way up the music charts. She returns to her small home town to reforge relationships with family members and friends, as well as to face some painful memories. She incidentally finds a man who won't accept her explanation that music and romance don't mix. She has to decide how much risk she is willing to take, and whether she can deal with the complications that result. She leaves to go on tour and watch the details of her personal life play out publicly when the press gets wind of her new interest. When it all appears to be going the way she feared, can she cope?
 
Anna's Review:
I really enjoyed reading this book. Hopper really kept me on my toes. I kept telling myself what was going to happen when .... BAM.... nope that is not what is going to happen. I love when I guess wrong :)

Crista is a Country Music star who decides to return to what she knows as home. She has been gone for ten years and now wants to see it. This is where she will meet Mr. Dream himself, Campbell James. But, with any good story, you know that there is bound to be "trouble in paradise".

These two go through so many obstacles.. it made my head spin. I was so shocked. I felt so bad for them. Every time their relationship was doing good someone would either lie or their pasts would come back to haunt them.

Even with these hardships their relationship lasted and it was heartwarming to read. It showed just how much they loved each.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to everyone.



1.29.2013

Digitus 233 Blog Tour


Till Febuary 5th 2013 get Digitus 233 for $1.99 as a special blog tour price!



Digitus 233 by K.D. Emerson
 Amazon ON SALE $1.99

Digitus, the world’s dominant corporation, has studied human nature for centuries. They are experts who expand on a human’s natural gifts and talents to create supreme world leaders in all major areas of science, art, religion, music and leadership. A select few young adults are handpicked each year to join the elite.
As a final test of induction into Digitus, Zander’s team finds themselves ejected from a Learjet and land on a barren arctic island. They come together in an effort to survive and escape. Unfortunately, escape is short-lived when a nuclear powered, ballistic missile submarine rescues them, and a computer malfunction threatens an all-out nuclear attack on North America.
Time is running out as Zander’s brother Zeph struggles to uncover the truth behind the corrupt organization that holds the future of the world in its grasp.
Tick Tock.

Book Excerpt from Digitus 233 by K.D. Emerson
Transfixed in place, Zeph watched as four teenagers shot out into space and then one more time the door in the ceiling opened. He recognized his brother Zander as the airplane seat came through the opening and then propelled out into the blue and white sky. Whoa, how crazy is that? The Fantastic Four and my older brother just shot out of a perfectly good Learjet. In shock, Zeph stood staring numbly at the floor of the tube. Wait! That’s not normal! He slammed his hands against the tube and then froze in place; his mind whirled in panic. What kind of crazy camp was this? He understood survival camps, but this was nuts.
His heart thumped madly in his chest, pumping blood to his throbbing head. I have to do something! He forced himself to think. Those seats had to have parachutes. Obviously they weren’t killing those kids… were they?

Author Links:
The website and personal blog for my Digitus Series is here: www.digitus233.com
And the Amazon link for US: http://amzn.to/12JsPkx and UK: http://amzn.to/UAoT1S

Giveaway Code:
$25 Amazon Giftcard open to anyone who can recieve Amazon Giftcards
Giveaway ends 5th Feb 2013


1.27.2013

Double Trouble Weekly Rewind #3

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 & Updates

You can see my life update on Tabby's post!

Posts:



Weekly Post Recap & Update from Tabby


Update from Tabby: My week was a so-so week.. BUT - Good News.. WE ARE HAVING A BOY! YAY!! His name is going to be Liam Jordan :) Aside from that, we are in the process of getting a new house on base - a bigger one. We are going from a 2 bedroom to a 3 bedroom! Aside from that - I've just been busy with blogging and school work lol.


ALSO:
IMR Blog Tour is putting together a Book Blast for Bent by H.B. Heinzer
If you would like to sign up – go HERE :)
Current Giveaways From Us Both
Books Read &/or Started This Week

This week I didn't read too much.  I started an ARC of Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti, and I read On the Plus Side by Tabatha Vargo.



Weekly Search Terms

all the same from last time :(

Peacock Comforter Sets (many different versions of this)

The Forever of Ella & Micha (if you didn't get to see the awesome teaser Jessica gave me to post you should check it out!)


except...

anna sophia robb look alike...HUH?!
colleen hoover interview.. I did get to interview her! You can check it out HERE!


Did you get any exciting new reads this week? 
What is the funniest search term you have gotten?
Comment because we want to hear from you!

Oh and don't forget to check out Tabby's post with my awesome funny story!

Cover Reveal: Flame by Mari Arden

Today I have the privilege of revealing the cover of Mari Arden's book, Flame.

I think it's gorgeous and I'm anxious to hear what you think too!

First here is the blurb for Flame..
Some secrets change your life forever.
        
Have you ever felt invisible? I do. Everyday. I can't get close to anyone, and people can't get close to me. Everytime I feel a friendship beginning, something inevitably happens, and I become invisible again. Unseen. Ignored. It's been a part of me for so long that it's hard to imagine anything different.

Then the Saguinox arrive, and my life is forever altered. People are fascinated by these beautiful creatures who look and talk like us. They're alluring. Seductive. Intoxicating. And two of them are going to my school. Rhys is everything I shouldn't want, but his eyes are like something from a memory. I can't help but be intrigued. He's the only one who can really see me.

Some secrets you're better off not knowing.

I had been found on a cold winter night with nothing but a blanket, and ashes covering my skin. My mother saved me from death, and took me in with love. But she couldn't save herself. I didn't think heroes were real anymore until the day Kaiden saved me. I couldn't believe in miracles until the day he revealed I was the miracle they had all been hoping for. Deep inside I always knew my past mattered.

I just didn't know my life would depend on it.

Now for the beautiful cover!

Ready?

Drum Roll Please...


Yeah I told you it was gorgeous!
Leave a comment about your thoughts on the cover!

AUTHOR BIO: 

My name is Mari Arden (Mari- rhymes with safari). Teacher by day, author by night. I love my double life. You can also catch me at the gym attempting to sweat out all the sweets I eat when I write. Key word: TRY. I adore sushi and Chipotle burritos, and wouldn't it be paradise if they could be combined somehow?.... Well on second thought, maybe not. I'm one class away from my masters in education, and feel so fortunate to do two things I'm passionate about: teaching and writing. Adventurous? Come join my double life!


Giveaway!
$50 Amazon Gift Card
a Rafflecopter giveaway

1.25.2013

Flawed Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway


I'm really excited about this tour.  It's for Kate Avelynn's Flawed and today I have a guest post that she wrote on Balancing Romance in Dark YA.  She gives a lot of great insight on the topic!  I found it really interesting and I think you will too.  So without further introduction here's the kick-ace guest post!


So glad to be here today, Tess! Lots of authors want to know how to balance romance with the darker elements inherent in gritty YA. Honestly, I think this will depend on the specific author and how much emphasis they want to put on romance vs. the darkness they’re trying to create, as well as what purpose the romance will serve in the story. For some authors, the dark elements are part of the romance (a boyfriend who abuses his girlfriend, for example), while others go the route I did (the romantic interest supports the abused character while they break free). The key, in my opinion, is to know exactly what purpose your romantic interest serves in the story, and incorporate him or her from there.

I went into FLAWED knowing it would be too dark to appeal to anyone if Sarah didn’t have something to hope for—something that made her want to step out into the world and try something new. A story doesn’t begin until there’s a trigger for change, and in Sarah’s case, that trigger was finally catching the eye of the boy she’s wanted forever. Sam.

That decided, I looked at what Sarah needed from Sam. She’s been trapped (in her house, in her restrictive clothing, in her life) for so long, he had to be her escape. She needed to experience real love so she understood the difference between what she had with her brother and what love is supposed to feel like.  She needed to be with someone who would challenge her. 

I took all these things and looked at the story. Sarah exists in three worlds: one in which her father has all the control, one in which James has all the control, and one in which she’s alone, usually hiding in her room. Romance only fits into that last world, so I knew that’s where Sam would be. He dragged that third world out of her bedroom and opened up her life to new possibilities. Any firsts she needed to experience, he was there. Any time she needed support or a kick in the pants to make a change, he was there. And whenever she needed to lose herself in warm arms and hot kisses, he was there. 

Could I have taken this book a different direction? Definitely. In fact, several editors asked that I take out the romance and focus on Sarah’s emotional awakening. Others asked that I take out most of the darkness and focus on the romance. In the end, neither direction fit my vision for the book, so I went with the balance that felt right. I hope readers enjoy FLAWED’s balance between darkness and romance!


About the Author: 
Kate Avelynn lives in Central Oregon with her husband, whom she fell in love with at eighteen after realizing he shared her obsession with music, sports, and psychoanalysis. When not devouring books, holding down her editing gig, or attempting to coax life out of the weed patch she calls a “garden,” Kate writes dark, young adult romance that blends first love, betrayal, and danger. FLAWED is her debut novel.


FLAWED by Kate Avelynn
Amazon | B&N | The Book DepositoryGoodreadsWebsite
Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago—James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.

Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.

Sam Donavon has been James’s best friend—and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on—for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact…

And now for the prizes! Kate is giving away a FLAWED swag pack (dog tag, tattoos, guitar pick, magnets) to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is leave a comment recommending YA books you’ve read that do a good job of balancing the romance with darkness, along with your email address. Today’s giveaway is only open to US residents, but keep an eye out for International giveaways scheduled throughout the tour.

Kate is also running an Ultimate FLAWED Fan Pack contest via the Rafflecopter listing below. Enter daily for a chance to win some really cool stuff!

1.24.2013

Hidden Gates Release Day Blast



Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #1)
by D.T. Dyllin 
Expected Publication: eBook 1/24 - Paperback 2/28
Published by: Dragonfairy Press
 Goodreads | Barnes & Noble

Book Blurb:
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.

Author Bio:
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolateholic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer . . . are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.

Author Links:

Giveaway!
fill out the rafflecopter to enter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This blast was organized by Tabby at IMR Book Tours!
If you want to join in on these awesome-tastic book blasts, cover reveals, and/or be a tour host with IMR Book Tours, go here to fill out this form!

1.23.2013

Life Makes Delay


Just a little update...
Sorry posts haven't gone up in the last day or two.  I got sick last week and I have been off of blogger all together.  I'm working on getting caught back up so I can start scheduling posts again.
This also means that if you sent me an email that I'm just now getting to it.  Give me a few days and if you still haven't heard back then it's gotten lost.  Please shoot me another email if you don't get a reply in the next day or two because then that means your email got lost.  This shouldn't happen but just a heads up if it does!
I'm also getting back to my review books!  Just an FYI. Reviews and such will resume soon!

On an exciting note, my co-bloggers are starting to get the hang of things and you will be hearing more from them! Especially Anna because she is a lightning reader.  This is really exciting for me because I really want to feature as many authors as we can but it's impossible for me to do as much as I want to do by myself.  (wow that sentence was nice and wordy)

I need some opinions/suggestions.
I really want to revamp my Facebook blog page and get some more likes on there.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could do this?
If you haven't liked my page yet, I would be very grateful if you did!

Thanks y'all! I hope you have a great rest of your Wednesday!

1.21.2013

Chasing the Witch Blog Tour Giveaway


It's time for the awesome Chasing the Witch blog tour!  I just have a spotlight for you today so you can get a little taste of these awesome books!  Actually I lied...I have a GIVEAWAY too!  Who doesn't love giveaways?  Check out these books and enter that rockin' giveaway!  I hope you enjoy the tour!
Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson
 Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.


Chasing the Witch by Jessica Gibson
              Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to change everything?

Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger comes into her life she's forced to question her family loyalty.

The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy determined to hunt her down. Can they save her -- and themselves?

About the Author:  
Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog. 
Chasing the Witch by Jessica Gibson Blog Tour Schedule and Posts
Jan 20thwww.booknerdsacrossamerica.com (host)
Jan 21st - http://booksnbrownies.com/ (book spotlight)
www.tessmw.blogspot.com (book spotlight)
Jan 22nd - http://tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com/ (book spotlight)
Jan 23rd - http://craftymomof3.com/ (book spotlight AND character interview)
www.jennaroads.com (author interview)
Jan 24th - http://iloveindiebooks.blogspot.com/ (book spotlight)
Jan 26th - http://www.everandeversight.blogspot.com/ (review AND author interview)

Giveaway!
Prize #1 is Mark of the Witch and Chasing the Witch paperback books
Prize #2 is all 4 of Jessica Gibson’s ebooks: Mark of the Witch, Chasing the Witch, Blood Lust and Love and Blood
Prize #3 is a swag pack of bookmarks and postcards
a Rafflecopter giveaway

1.20.2013

On the Plus Side Blog Tour

Welcome to the On the Plus Side Blog Tour Kick Off!  This tour is running from Jan. 20th-Feb. 1st and Feb 1st is the release date. Today I have the tour schedule and a spotlight of the book. 


On the Plus Side by Tabatha Vargo
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Big girls need love, too, but at what cost? 
Lilly is loaded, not only with money, but with weight. Both things she could do without. But even with her undesired millionaire status, she doesn’t hold on to false hopes of finding true love. So when a sexy stranger comes into her life dripping with seduction, she finds it hard to resist. The bigger they are the harder they fall and Lilly falls straight through the floor in love with Mr. Sexy. Too bad he’s there for all the wrong reasons. 
The chance of losing it all will make you do some crazy things and Devin’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep his life together. All seems lost when out of nowhere he’s approached by a Millionaire Momma with an offer he can’t refuse. But even a womanizer like Devin has a heart and when the short, chunky girl with the carefree attitude breaks through his icy fa├žade, he finds that losing everything takes on a whole new meaning. 
***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

Author Bio: Tabatha has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.
At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She is now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful Six year old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel in May of 2009. 
She is pursuing a Bachelors in English and hopes to one day teach while continuing to write. 
As a stay-at-home mom and full-time student, Tabatha enjoys the freedom of spending a good bit of her days doing what she loves the most…writing.

On the Plus Side Blog Tour Schedule
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Are you excited for the tour and release of On the Plus Side?
 Have you read Tabatha's other book, Wicked Fate? 
I want to hear from you!

1.18.2013

You Got Me Cover Reveal


If you really stalk me on Facebook, then you might know what a big fan of Sarah Hansen @ Okay Creations.  She's an amazing cover artist and I really haven't seen one cover of hers that I didn't love.

That's why I told my writer best friend that she had to get her cover designed by Sarah. 

Well for once in her life she listened to me which resulted in the beautiful cover below.  You can thank me later!

I'm having major cover love with this one. Maybe one of my favorite covers EVER!

Ready to see it?

Presenting the cover of You Got Me by Mercy Amare




Roxy is broken
Aiden wants to fix her

No matter how hard Roxy tries to overcome her past, she can't. She writes on her arms to escape the pain, but nothing can sooth the ache that she feels.

Aiden didn't go to college to meet girls, he came to play football. Too bad that it is impossible for him to stay away from Roxy.

After meeting on the roof, they instantly feel connected, but neither of them are ready for love.

You Got Me is a story about new beginnings, and finding love when you least expect it.


You Got Me will be releasing on February 8th. You should definitely add this one on your GOODREADS shelf!  I'm a beta reader, and I just finished it last night.  I absolutely loved it and I have a feeling that y'all will too! 

Here are the links to stalk Mercy

What do you think of the cover?  Does this sound like your kind of read?

1.17.2013

Review Going Under by Georgia Cates

Hi everyone, this is officially my first ever blog post, and I am beyond excited to share my opinion with you guys. It has been long overdue, since I finished reading this novel almost TWO MONTHS AGO!!! Thank you so much Tess for allowing me to be a part of your incredible blog. Hopefully, this will be my first of many in the near future. God Bless. :)
Going Under by Georgia Cates
 Goodreads | Amazon
Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback. When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to take the position of first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.

Claire Deveraux is perfection at it’s best. She is beautiful, intelligent and unaware she just became Jessie Boone’s conquest as revenge against her boyfriend, Forbes Henderson. Like her flawless performance as the perfect daughter and student, Claire’s production of being the perfect girlfriend has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone, and she fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world. If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than that of revenge?
Review:
Cates' Going Under is my first YA indie novel, and I was very impressed. Immediately grabbing your attention with the sentimental, yet all too familiar story of Jessie Boone, the novel tugs at your heart strings and you are already rooting for the bad boy who secretly has a heart of gold. Jesse Boone was dealt a horrible hand of cards in the game of Life. After witnessing the heinous murder of his mother, Jesse had no other choice but to live with his drug-addict grandmother who forced him to sell drugs. However, Jesse was a talented football quarterback and surprisingly incredibly smart, and he was destined to have a good life----a life that he deserved. When the novel introduces Miss Perfect a.k.a Claire Deveraux, I was torn between hating her or loving her, for she is "the girl everyone loves to hate"-----beautiful, smart, and rich. However, as the story rolled on, I adored her.

Since I can't reveal some of my favorite scenes without spoiling the whole book, I will say I was floating on cloud 9 as I witnessed their "romance" unfold. Yet, I was on pins and needles, wandering if it was real or fake because they both had hidden agendas. Jesse wanted revenge on Forbes Henderson---the popular first string quarterback and Claire's boyfriend, who failed to "take him out"; and Claire wanted her own little revenge against Jesse.

I definitely wanted Jesse and Claire to be together, and I was praying that by the end of the story they would be---for the right reasons, of course!

I was also a fan of the playful, extremely corny mannerisms that Claire's best friend, Payton, brought to the book. I was a little embarrassed, but they definitely made me smile. Also, I enjoyed the little "in your face" moments when Claire was trying to seduce Jesse. They showed her sassy side---something Jesse was NOT expecting! I caught myself on many occasions saying "You Go Girl!!" in my head. But Jesse's still my man.

Along with the love and romance in this book, there were little twists and surprises that kept the pages turning. And I cannot not mention Jesse's little brothers---the sweetest kids in the world. I wanted to reach in the book and grab them and put them in my pocket. That sounds a little creepy, but I just love them. Georgia Cates gets two thumbs up from moi, and I especially appreciate the Official Going Under Playlist---It's so perfect for this novel. I can't wait to get my hands on Shallow.  So, I definitely recommend this book for YA romance lovers. READ THE BOOK! You have no other choice but to fall in love with it.

1.16.2013

Cover Reveal:The Forgotten Ones


Title: The Forgotten Ones

Author: Laura Howard

Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Expected release date: May 15, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Cover Designer: Stephanie Mooney 




Book Description:

Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.







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