Posts Categorized: Blog Tour

TOUR: Facade by Nyrae Dawn + Giveaway

TOUR: Facade by Nyrae Dawn + Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway In addition to a chance to win a $25 gift card and a really awesome book prize pack, I have lots of details for you about Facade by Nyrae Dawn, including an excerpt. MY REVIEW: When I was given the chance to be a part of the Facade Tour I was jumping up and down with excitement. I’ve been seeing this book EVERYWHERE and it had already made its way to my TBR list.  I didn’t even realize this was a second book with some of these characters, and I don’t feel like I was missing anything, so if you haven’t read Charade no worries–jump right in with Facade. What I liked: I love the way the book opens with these almost meetings between the characters. You can see right from the start just how crappy the hand they have each been dealt is. It instantly pulled… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW:  No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker

REVIEW I went into this book expecting it to be about gaming, but it really wasn’t. Angel and Arion are online gamers in a massively multiplayer online game similar to World of Warcraft. But aside from some chatting and the online tags they called each other (Angel’s real name is Tess and Arion’s real name is Axel), there was not any game plAy at all. I think it would’ve been cool to meet them in their game as sort of a prologue, but it certainly didn’t detract from the story. Angel is On the run from an abusive boyfriend who was also a little mixed up in some other things. She’s got no money and nowhere to go, so she takes a chance and shows up unannounced at her former online friend’s house. (That’s Arion/Axel). When Angel and Arion started playing together online they would flirt and it seemed like… Read more »

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EXCERPT: Waterborn by Kimberly James

EXCERPT: Waterborn by Kimberly James

EXCERPT (So little note from me… I read this excerpt and bought this book!  I’ve never done that before, but I’ve been in a paranormal mood, and this excerpt was fascinating.) All my life I wanted to be like my mother, hoped I was like her. And now that I knew I was, the knowledge felt like a burden instead of a blessing. A dream turned nightmare. As I stood on the beach, a few yards away from where the foamy waves rushed over the sand, I wished it weren’t true. Maybe my dad was wrong. Maybe my mother had been wrong. My hope was dashed as soon as the Song came, easy and instinctive. Echoes built and swirled in my head like the breaking of so many waves. I felt the purpose of this Song in a way I hadn’t felt before. I recognized it for what it was… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

Welcome to my stop on the Escape from Eden blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! REVIEW I’ve been reading a lot of YA lately, mostly because the best dystopians seem to be YA these days and Escape from Eden certainly qualifies as one of those. This is a brutal, well-written, and captivating look into a young girl’s view of a cult society she was forced to join as a small child by her mother. Mia is sixteen, she lives in a South American jungle under the thumb of a dictatorial charismatic religious cult leader called Reverend Elias Eden. She’s old enough now to understand this was not her choice and she’s smart enough to know that she really needs to get out of this place, like yesterday. But these vague thoughts become a crushing reality when her kitchen boss asks her to… Read more »

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TOUR: Kinetic by S.K. Anthony + Giveaway

TOUR: Kinetic by S.K. Anthony + Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway About the Author: S.K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her! Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | Goodreads       My Review: Kinetic’s cover immediately drew me in, and it turns out the characters are as unique as the pretty on the front. I’m not quite sure that I would classify it as new adult. It’s more adult. What I liked: There are  a lot of things to like about Kinetic. My favorite is probably the different abilities,… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon

REVIEW Poor Bentley. Literally, poor Bentley. She used to be rich but her dad lost his job, and then the house, and then her private school education, and her friends. Now she’s living in a small two bedroom apartment on the wrong side of town and is going to a school with metal detectors and has a nice gang problem going on. Enter boy-next-door, who is sorta punk/goth, Kai. I loved Kai. In fact, I wish he had more time in this book because he was fantastic. A nice walking contradiction—is he a bad boy with his tattoos and piercings? Or is he a good boy who respects his God-fearing mother. Well, he’s both, so I liked that. He’s got his own set of rules in life, probably based on his mother’s religion, but I like young adult books about kids who can stretch the limits but always know where… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Jump Zone: Cleo Falls by Wylie Snow

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Jump Zone: Cleo Falls by Wylie Snow

Taiga Forest I’d always presumed the moments before death would be fuzzy and warm. They’re not. Death is painful. And cold. Death is terrifying. For me, there are no sepia vignettes of my childhood, no sign of my mother’s smiling face to usher me into a blissful afterlife, open armed. There’s nothing to distract me from the fright that slams me every time my mouth fills, every time my head slips under. No matter how hard I kick or thrash, the current is merciless, dragging me downriver, closer to the edge, closer to the— I can’t even think the word. I claw for the surface, flailing desperately for something to grab onto. But there’s nothing. Not a rock, not a log, not even a stray root. Even if by some miracle I don’t drown, there is nothing to save me from the fall. Seventy feet, straight down. And the rocks… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: American Girl On Saturn by Nikki Godwin

I push him back. “You cheated!” “Milo wins!” Noah shouts out. “I really thought you had it too, Chloe. I can’t believe you just crumbled like that.” “He cheated,” I repeat. Milo shakes his head in protest. Noah has the audacity to agree with him. And thanks to Emery’s lost spinner in the grass, the plastic is my only other witness. Noah saunters over to us like a rapper trying to pull off a classic swagger. “Good job, Milo,” he says. “You know how clumsy girls can be. I knew you’d take her down.” I peel myself off of the plastic, grab my flip flops, and head back toward the house. I’ve had enough exhilaration and angst for one afternoon. The video premiere was enough. Porno-Posed-Twister with Milo was too much. But I can’t escape Spaceships Around Saturn even if I try. Milo and Noah come up behind me like… Read more »

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REVIEW: Visited by Janine Caldwell

REVIEW: Visited by Janine Caldwell

REVIEW Visited is a young adult novel about learning to think of others before yourself. Joanna is dealing with a lot of changes in her life – changes she’s not necessarily on board with. Her relationship with her mother has changed a lot in the past year – especially since her mother remarried after being a single parent for a very long time. Joanna’s father died of cancer when she was younger and her mother had to struggle to raise her alone. So when Stan comes along, and then a new baby on top of that, Joanna is not feeling very generous. In fact, she’s rather bratty for a seventeen year old. This is how she finds herself outside on her roof star-gazing – feeling sorry for herself that her family backpacking trip in Europe the next summer will need to be cancelled because her mother and Stan are expecting… Read more »

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