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COVER REVEAL: Release by Nicole Hadaway

COVER REVEAL: Release by Nicole Hadaway

Release by Nicole Hadaway Publication date: January 4th, 2013  Visionary Press Cooperative Cover designed by Phatpuppy Art “The ends justify the means”… For vampire Miranda Dandridge, using her supernatural abilities to rescue children from impossible circumstances is her means to be a part of the human world that she loves so much, despite the atrocities of WWII. For doctor Ben Gongliewski, saving his fellow Jews from the horrific death camps is an end for which he risks his own life every day, hiding his Jewish heritage while feigning loyalty the SS. Neither Miranda nor Ben expects to find love in World War II Europe, but that is exactly what happens as they work for the Resistance. When the war draws to a close, it seems like the vampire and the doctor are free to start a future together. But just how far the Nazis will go to further their own evil ends? Desperate times make for ruthless men as loves and lives are threatened, but,… Read more »

December 10, 2012 Uncategorized 2

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COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY: DOMINUS by Christine Fonseca

COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY: DOMINUS by Christine Fonseca

DOMINUSBook #3 in the Requiem Series “It’s been six months since my memories returned. Six months since Aydan was again ripped away from me. Six months since I broke a piece of my best friend’s soul.  Six months…”Nesy has found her memories, her life. Now all she wants is to forget and be human. Only human. But fate holds a different destiny. Forced into a war she wants no part of, Nesy is put to the test in ways she never thought possible as she seeks to fix the mistakes she has made. And the mistakes of her former master, Mikayel. Will she be the Sentinal she was destined to be and put an end to the fighting once and for all? Or will she fail and send humanity into slavery?The future of three worlds depends on the choices, and sacrifices, she must make in this final installment of the Requiem Series. Availability:… Read more »

December 10, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Retrograde: Week In Review #1

Retrograde: Week In Review #1

Retrograde is going to be a weekly meme for me on Sunday where I look back on a book I love and put it out there to the world, as well as look back on the previous week’s activities.  I’m sure there are a ton of characters who qualify as new adult, but they are really hard to think up!  Mostly literature has passed this age group over, so I’m going to pick an obscure one.  Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton. First of all – this is space opera.  If you’re never read space opera it’s like fantasy in space – or at least with lots of futuristic elements. In the case of Fallen Dragon we have two major plot lines  – one is the soldier Lawrence Newton (he’s not new adult – he’s seasoned killer with lots of regrets for how he’s lived out his youth and he’s… Read more »

December 9, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves #1

This is my first Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!   Free For Review Her Heart’s Secret Wish by Juliana Haygert Bought in Print to Review Gravity  by Melissa West The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang Bought in E-book for Review Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout Just For Fun Fall: The Last Testament of Lucifer Morningstar by David Scott Hay Angelfall by Susan Ee  A Vampire Walks into a Bar by Tracey Sinclair

December 8, 2012 Uncategorized 16

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Feature & Follow #10

Feature & Follow #10

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

December 7, 2012 Uncategorized 28

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REVIEW: The Benson By Karina Halle

REVIEW: The Benson By Karina Halle

Review of The Benson by Karina Halle An Experiment in Terror Novella (#2.5) This short story/novella sees amateur Youtube ghost-hunters, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray, investigating the real-life hauntings of Portland’s infamous Benson Hotel. It occurs between books #2 (Red Fox) and #3 (Dead Sky Morning) and is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the EIT series. REVIEW: The Benson is a quick short story that takes place between books two and three.  In this book Perry and Dex are at it again!  My favorite ghost-hunting  team are at the famous Benson Hotel in Portland.  If you follow my reviews at all you know I love this series – mostly I just love Perry.  I could just gush on and on about her in every review and this time I’d just like to say picturing her ass-end up head-first in a laundry basket almost made me pee my pants. … Read more »

December 6, 2012 Uncategorized 4

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REVIEW: Alternity by Mari Mancusi

REVIEW: Alternity by Mari Mancusi

Alternity by Mari Mancusi Imagine waking up in a post-apocalyptic, nightmare world–and being told your whole life is but a dream. Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen–good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames. But then she started having the dreams. In her dreams, there is no Earth. Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression. In her dreams, there is no Skye–only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime. And then there’s Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love–a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes. Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time–to learn who she really is, where… Read more »

December 5, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Top Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and exists so that everyone can share their love of lists with other bookish peeps!    For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate click here! Julie’s Top Ten Books She Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Her:   1.  This is Not a Test byCourtney Summers 2.  XVI (XVI #1) byJulia Karr  3.  The Lost Girl bySangu Mandanna 4.  A Soldier’s Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why #1) byJean Johnson 5.  Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) byAlyssa Rose Ivy  6.  Providence (Providence #1) byJamie McGuire  7.  Devoured (Devoured #1) byEmily Snow 8.  The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) byTarryn Fisher 9.  The Devil’s Metal (Devils #1) byKarina Halle 10.  Daemon (Daemon #1) byDaniel Suarez

December 4, 2012 Uncategorized 5

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REVIEW: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

REVIEW: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter  by Cassandra Rose Clarke  This title will be released on January 29, 2013 by Angry Robot  The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist. There’s never been anyone – or anything – quite like Finn. He looks, and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task is to tutor Cat. When the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world. REVIEW: I was blown away – BLOWN away by this story.  I loved it.  I used to read nothing but literary fiction, oh, maybe ten-fifteen years ago.  But then I read The Time Traveler’s Wife and I was so put off by the… Read more »

December 3, 2012 Uncategorized 4

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