Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mini Review: Nailed: Episode Three, Shhh by Staci Hart

Nailed by Staci Hart
Publication Date: 2015
Genre: Adult Erotic
Pages: 3
Format: PDF
Source: Author
Read: April 30th, 2015
Everyone wants to get nailed.

Sometimes the first thing you feel for someone is lust. Maybe it's for a stranger. It might be someone you've only just noticed, or someone whom you've known, but aren't allowed to want. Maybe you just don't know if they're affected by you, if the sound of their voice or the way they touch your hand makes them as crazy as it makes you.

Or, perhaps they want you just as badly as you want them. Sometimes, it's all you can do to stop yourself from acting on it.

#getnailed with these erotic shorts, coming 2015.
~My Thoughts~
Shhh! is about a young couple that has a intimate moment in a library.
Wow! So, I actually had to read this again because the first time I read it, I couldn't quite get into it because our cockapoo Alfred was just too hyper for me to truly read- even if it was only 3 pages. So, before I could write a review, I had to read it again to truly be able to do it.
And I'm so glad I did! I can just get lost in the worlds Mrs. Hart creates for us! For the first time in the Nailed series we get a name of a character and this time around, it's a more intimate interaction. Reading this short had me breathless because I could totally see this happening between me and my hubby. I know whenever we go to the library, strolling the aisle's, trying to figure out which ones to borrow this time, that he falls in love with me all over again. It's written all over his face. That is how the main guy feels- did I mention this time we're behind the guys eyes- and it is truly a wonderful short. Mrs. Hart just knows how to sweep me off my feet. Truly beautiful! Can't wait to read the next one!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

{Book Blitz} Since Drew by J. Nathan

Since Drew by J. Nathan
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2015
Genre: New Adult Romance 
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when an accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.

Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.

One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and about each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.

~About The Author~
J.  Nathan
I'm a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. Happy endings are a must. Don’t leave me with an unexpected cliffhanger or someone dying in the end. I’ll be depressed for days. Love triangles and negative people are the bane of my existence. My family, friends, sangria, and watermelon margaritas are the light…

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Review: Blood Red Riding Hood (Zombie Fairy Tales #4) by Kevin Richey

Blood Red Riding Hood (Zombie Fairy Tales #4)
Blood Red Riding Hood (Zombie Fairy Tales #4) by Kevin Richey
Publication Date: April 13th, 2012
Genre: Zombie Horror
Pages: 44
Format: Paperback (Zombie Fairy Tales Collection)
Source: Gifted
Read: April 27th, 2015
After zombie wolves attack one of her admirers, Red Riding Hood fears the woods may never be safe again. But when the man returns from the wolves' clutches with deadly new appetites, she must take a dark new path to reach her grandmother's house—a path drenched with blood.
~My Thoughts~
I love stories that involve wolves and ones that are disturbing and monstrous are exactly the ones I love to read about! I was absolutely excited to read Blood Red Riding Hood! I was instantly hooked finding we got to be behind the eyes of the huntsman.
The huntsman is escorting (I believe) Red and her Grandmother through the woods until a pack of decaying wolves surround them. For them to get away, Grandma the badass she is, decides to take out the huntsman's knee and leaves him to the wolves. When I read this, my eyes bugged out and I just had to see what was going to happen next!
So much happens next, I feel like this one was the most action packed one I've read yet! This is definitely a path drenched with blood for Red. I just couldn't get enough of it! And as she's running for her grandmothers home we get a glimpse of characters from the previous stories, love!
Overall, Blood Red Riding Hood was AWESOME! The details were amazing, the pace was perfect, and honestly, I didn't want it to end! And the ending was brilliant, Red finally got her wish. I thought that was a unique twist Kevin Richey brought to the table with this retailing. I just can't get enough of this series!
Sweet Readings Everybody!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

{Cover Reveal} Implanted (Ascension #2) by Heather Letto

Implanted (Ascension #2) by Heather Letto
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
After a narrow escape from the city of Impervious, Fran’s heart aches for the ones she left behind. Will her brother ever connect the dots? And, what about Pete? Could he, along with the remaining Rebels, have survived the Council’s violent oppression?

As Fran ponders the fate of her friends, an even more disturbing revelation drops into her world—the knowledge that she, along with anyone who had lived underground remains implanted with the sinister presence of the Council. A fate rendering her powerless to save.

Yet one with pure blood, untouched by the Council’s defiling, lives among them. Could he be the new lifeline of hope? Is salvation of the city worth risking the life of this one-and-only?
~Sequel To~
Impervious (Ascension #1)
Impervious (Ascension #1)- 0.99 cents for Today
~About the Author~
I’m a book-writing, selfie-taking, latte-drinking, social media gal. I’m living a good life on the road as a full-fledged Bedouin (Well, except, my tent is actually a fully-equipped RV.) Me and my partner-in-crime (Benj) tend to hunker down wherever the skies are clear and the temps stay in the 70’s. We call ourselves Gypsy Nerds because we aimlessly wander the U.S. with glasses perched upon our noses and faces jammed into computer screens (for the first half the day... The second half of the day is typically devoted to playing because we’re also somewhat immature.)

Like most authors, the characters I create are my extended family.  And like most readers, when the story ends, I get a little sad. In real life, I have two handsome, hardworking, grown-up boys who know how to make their Mama proud! *Waves to Joey and Mike!*

The Ascension Series is my debut into the world of YA fiction.

I’m living what I love and loving what I live! 
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Review: If I Stay (If I Stary #1) by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Pages: 196
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Read: April 21st to 24th, 2015
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.
~My Thoughts~
Honestly, I didn't fall head over heels for this one like everyone else has. I didn't really get into it until Mia and her family got into the car accident, it was the first moment that pulled at my heart strings. But honestly, there weren't as many moments like this in here like I thought there would be with a story like this. The only other moments were when her grandfather, best friend, and he boyfriend came to talk to her and those moments were far in between. Sad to say, the rest of the story was so-so for me.

In all honesty, I completely forgot what the main characters name was and when someone spoke it I was like, "Who's Mia? Oh yeah, that's the main girl". How sad is that? Especially since this is supposed to be a heart retching story. Not saying that it didn't have it's moments but with all the flashbacks, I just didn't feel completely connected and honestly didn't care.

Now those flashbacks, I understand they're the drive of the story, of Mia deciding if she wants to stay or go, and for us to get to know the characters. But sometimes, it took me a while to figure out why this one flashback was so important. Sometimes I wondered why this flashback was needed. Some of the flashbacks I liked, I really enjoyed the ones with her boyfriend. However, sometimes I just felt bored. There was one point I thought about putting it down. I think I was just bored with Mia. I enjoyed everyone else but her.

I don't know exactly what it was that made me bored of Mia because her characters life is real and her insecurities, I've felt those same insecurities too. Like, "Why does he really like me?" Maybe I wasn't bored, maybe I just didn't like her as a person. Especially when it came to her relationship. It felt very one sided. Like, he would go out of his way to be apart of her world. Yet, when he wanted her apart of his world she just wouldn't give it a try. I honestly don't know what her boyfriend saw in her because she didn't really try to be apart of his world. Except one night and it was on Halloween so she wasn't really being her. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the side characters more than Mia. Her sweet grandparents, her grandfather for saying it's okay if she wants to go, he understood why she might not want to stay. Her best friend for getting her boyfriend and trying to help Mia's boyfriend get to see her, though a tad bit extreme I still enjoyed this moment. And for Willow who helped everyone get a visit with Mia because she knew that Mia needed to see that she still has family here.

I wished I fell head over heels for If I Stay. It's a short easy read but I felt like I was detached from it, I couldn't completely connect. The writing style was different and sometimes I had to reread sentences to make sure I understood what the author was saying, those moments put a hitch in the flow of my reading. But I also see why it was made into a movie. That's the main reason why I read it and probably all the hype gave me high expectations. Though I wasn't a big fan of it, I'm glad I read it nonetheless. Will I read the sequel? Maybe, but I'm not rushing to read it. I rather come up with my own happy ending for Mia.

Sweet Readings Everybody!

{Book Blast + Giveaway} Dargons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas


Dragons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas
Release Date: 04/28/15
Entangled Teen
Never judge a dragon by her human cover...

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the ├╝ber-hot Bulisani Mathe.

Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.

Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.

“Do you hear that?” he says. 
“You mean the crashing thunder and pounding rain?”  
He shakes his head. I listen closely, trying to filter out the sounds of the storm.  
Then I hear it. A whooshing sound with a fast buzzing underneath it. It’s so, so familiar but I can’t quite put my finger on it. A very definite black spot appears among the dark gray clouds. The spot lengthens horizontally. 
The puzzle pieces click into place and I get the full picture: Fighter jet. Headed straight for us. It could be a coincidence, right? F-22 Raptors fly low through giant thunderstorms over major metropolitan areas in the middle of the night all the time. Right. 
My illusions of a coincidence are shattered - by a missile flying straight at me. It would seem this guy has infrared, too. I mean, missiles? Really? Isn’t that a bit overkill? I start flying away, but Sani stops me. 

~About the Author~
Sarah is a 30-something YA author who currently lives in Orlando, FL with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.

She's a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library and as a freelance book publicist and author's assistant. She also blogs at YAtopia and video blogs at the YA Rebels.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

{Cover Reveal + Giveaway} Love Always, Damian (Love Always #2) by D. Nichole King

Love Always, Damian (Love Always #2) by D. Nichole King
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
They say time heals all wounds.

What a load of bull. It’s been four years, and Kate’s voice still echoes in my mind.

Every. Damn. Day. 
I numb her memory when it taunts me. In college, I drown her out with booze and easy lays. I can’t do what she asked.

 I can’t let her go.
Not even when Lia shows up, freaking ripping what’s left of me to shreds. Caring about someone isn’t worth the deadness that follows after they’re gone. I didn’t ask for this. Didn’t ask for her.

And I sure as hell didn’t plan to miss her when she walked out of my front door.

Now, if I want to keep her, I have to straighten myself out and earn her. I can’t screw this up.

Because if I do, I’ll lose more than just Lia.

I’ll lose my life.
~Sequel To~
Love Always, Kate (Love Always, #1)
~About the Author~
D. Nichole King
Born and raised in Iowa, d. Nichole King writes her stories close to home. There's nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale.

She wrote her first book in junior high and loved every second of it. However, she couldn't bring herself to share her passion with anyone. She packed it away until one day, with the encouragement of her husband, she sat down at the computer and began to type. Now, she can't stop.

When not writing, d. is usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.

Along with her incredible husband, she lives in small-town Iowa with her four adorable children and their dog, Peaches.

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one." --George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
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{Release Day Book Blitz + Giveaway} Wash Me Away by Wendy Owens

Wash Me Away
Wash Me Away by Wendy Owens
Publication Date: April 27th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Monsters have a way of following you.
Immersed in a new world at boarding school, Addy Buckley learns she’s not the only one with secrets. While trying to navigate the minefield of painful lies that seem to be rattling around her family’s past, she meets soft on the eyes and heavy on the heart, Napoleon Blake.
When faced with the darkness, Addy must decide to cling to her new life and friends or let the monster carry her away. The choice is hers, sink or swim.
~Character Interview~
Interview with Napoleon Blake, featured character in Wash Me Away.
Interviewer: I’m sure a lot of our readers would love to know how a day in the life of Napoleon Blake looks. Are you an early riser?
NB: *laughs. You know what they say, early to bed, early to rise makes people suspicious.
Interviewer: Okay, so not an early bird. How do you like to spend your free time?
NB: Well there’s how I like spending my free time and how I actually do.
Interviewer: Meaning?
NB: Like most red blooded american teenage boys I’d like to spend all my time having sex.
Interviewer: With?
NB: Again, like most, any willing participant would be considered. But of course when I am not thinking about the obvious, I’m out riding my skateboard or hiking. Oh, and then of course movies, I’m always consuming quality films.
Interviewer: Speaking of films, I hear you’re a bit of a movie buff.
NB: Some might say that.
Interviewer: What are some of your favorite films?
NB: I really hate that question. It’s like asking someone which kid is their favorite.
Interviewer: Isn’t that usually what people say about something they’ve created.
NB: Well it remains true for this to. How can you compare the comedic genius of Airplane to the emotional toll of E.T.
Interviewer: Do you only watch older movies?
NB: Of course not, it’s just ... something resonates with me in their scripts. A lot of people think they’re cheesy in the way that everyone works together to reach a common goal or happy ending, I find it admirable and something we should embrace.
Interviewer: Is there one incident that shaped your life?
NB: *swallows hard. My brother’s death. It made me realize what happens to the people who are left behind after you’re gone. I made the decision I would live the truest and fullest life I could.
Interviewer: Is there one person who always makes you smile?
NB: Well I’m a pretty funny looking guy so whenever I look in the mirror, I tend to laugh.
Interviewer: I doubt much of our female audience would agree with that statement.
NB: Seriously though? I surround myself with friends who make me smile. I can always count on Miyagi for a laugh. I never know what will come out of Julia’s mouth. But if there is one person I had to pick that I would drop everything to hang out with, it would have to be Addy. My head is always spinning with thoughts and ideas, but somehow, when I’m with her it brings me a calm.
Interviewer: Thanks for spending a few minutes with us to answer some questions.
NB: Thanks for getting me out of class for it.
Wash Me Away
Addy Buckley is probably one of the only people in the world who is thankful for a tragedy wrecking her world. For her, the boogyman was real, until one day, she was free, or at least that’s what she believed. Monsters have a way of following you.
Now, immersed in a new world with her Aunt and Uncle, at boarding school, Addy begins to learn she’s not the only one with secrets. While trying to navigate the minefield of painful lies that seem to be rattling around in her family’s past, she meets soft on the eyes, and heavy on the heart, Napoleon Blake. Faced with the darkness, Addy must decide to sink or swim.
~About the Author~
Wendy Owens
YA is published under Wendy L Owens
Adult and NA is published under Wendy Owens

Wendy Owens is a writer, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. It’s become a passion ever since. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, is a YA fantasy series about angel and human hybrids.

Since then she has branched into NA Contemporary Romance and released titles to include Stubborn Love, Only In Dreams, and Do Anything. Her next romance, The Luckiest is scheduled to be released in July 2014.
When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups. She loves to cook and is a film fanatic.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Gatherers Cover Reveal & it's Live!

Hey everyone, I totally meant to have this post up yesterday but it was quite a busy day and I wanted The Gatherers to be LIVE before I posted the cover reveal. It's live now and it has it's first FIVE STAR review, *squeal*!
But before we get to that stuff, I'd like to thank everyone that helped reveal my cover yesterday. You guys are all wonderful!! Yesterday was absolutely brilliant and I was just giddy with excitement, my hubby loved seeing me extra happier than usual haha.
Now, are you guys ready to see the AWESOME cover for The Gatherers! Though it's a prequel to The Harvesters, it can be read as a standalone.
 The Gatherers (Harvesting #0.5)
The Gatherers (Harvesting #0.5)
Publication Date: April 25th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Horror
Ashley and Jason weren't the only ones to have an encounter with The Harvesters that day....

Coleen hasn’t been the happiest with her father remarrying, especially to the mother that gave birth to her enemy, Virginia. Bleach blonde bimbo as Coleen thought the moment they started high school. But since they’ve graduated, their parents married for a year now, Coleen has seen a whole new side of Virginia and the girls have gotten closer than ever. However the parents don’t see it, as the girls put up a front, so they plan a getaway to the family’s cabin before the girls go off to college.

Being away from the city is exactly what the girls wanted. Virginia even has something special planned for Coleen on this holiday and being out in the woods is the perfect setting for it. Though things get put on hold when their family dog Trudy runs away and Coleen’s step mother insists she goes out and find her. So as Coleen walks into the woods she gets a chilling sign from her step mother, Tori, which starts a domino effect of bloody unforgettable events.
~Praises for The Gatherers~
"Ashley Ehlers' writing is fantastic, it really puts you right there, in the moment, seeing what the characters are seeing and feeling what they're feeling"- Author Jaimie Admans
If you'd like to read the rest of what she had to say about The Gatherers just click on Amazon above ^
~Prequel To~
The Harvesters (Harvesting #1)
What do you guys think? I absolutely love it and I can't wait to see what you guys have to say about it! The Gatherers is only 0.99 cents so I hope you'll give it a shot!
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{Cover Reveal} Beyond the Sea (Beyond the Sea #1) by Emily Goodwin

Beyond the Sea (Beyond the Sea #1) by Emily Goodwin
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Stay away from the surface. Remain hidden at all times. Never fall in love with a human…but rules are meant to be broken.
After the brutal murder of her sister, Melia is forced to flee from the only place she’s ever called home, the Pacific Ocean, leaving her life as a merrow behind and pretending to be human.
Peter Anderson is just trying to get through college when Melia walks into his life. He knows there is something different about her, and it’s not just that she lives alone in a mansion overlooking the ocean, spending all her time with Jamie Forester, the only goth girl in the sunny town of San Morado.
Worlds collide when Melia must make a life or death decision, and risk being seen in order to save Peter from drowning. Knowing that falling in love with a human is forbidden, Melia resists her attraction to Peter, but soon she finds herself in love with him…and in danger.
Melia knows love might not be enough to protect them from the dangers that lurk in the deep waters she once called home.
They say love knows no boundaries, but can it survive the darkest depths of the ocean?
~About the Author~
Emily Goodwin
Emily Goodwin is the author of the award winning Contagium Series published by Permuted Press as well as many independently published novels, including the internationally bestselling novel, STAY. Emily writes in a wide variety of genres, from horror to romance. She holds multiple degrees in psychology and nursing and has worked in mental health and general healthcare. Emily resides in Indiana with her husband, daughter, and German Shepherd named Vader. Along with writing, Emily enjoys riding her horse, designing and making costumes, and Cosplay.
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Books for Nothing (29) Last to Know & Less Than Nothing

Books for Nothing is where I’ll be updating you guys on free Kindle reads.
download tons of Freebies weekly and sometimes I’m too lazy to let you guys know about the tons of books I get on I am a Book Hoarder, so I decided to create this! That way you guys can enjoy the awesomeness too as who doesn’t love the word free!
*Note: If some aren't free they became non-free after I scheduled this post

Last to Know (Willow Creek, #1)
Last to Know (Willow Creek #1) by Micalea Smeltzer
Publication Date: February 9th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
He was just a boy.
And I was just a girl.
But if that’s all there was to the story it wouldn’t be very interesting, would it?

Up and coming band Willow Creek is back in their hometown for the summer. For the drummer, Maddox Wade, this summer was meant for writing music and playing gigs.

Falling in love was not part of the plan.

One look at Emma Burke and those plans cease to matter.

Emma is quiet and guarded. She’s still hurt from her father walking out two years ago. She doesn’t want to trust Maddox, but with his dark hair, smoldering good looks, and infectious smile he’s impossible to resist.

Together Maddox and Emma embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures and first love.
Everything is perfect…or so Emma thinks.

There are things she doesn’t know, and when she finds out the truth it might shatter everything she’s built with Maddox.

No one said love was easy, and for Maddox and Emma it just might be impossible.

This is a Young Adult book. The following books in the series will be New Adult
Less Than Nothing (Less Than Nothing, #1)
Less Than Nothing (Less Than Nothing #1) by R.E Blake
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Sage’s life as a teenage runaway in San Francisco is simple: Snatch a few hours of sleep on park benches and bus stops; dodge perverts, predators, and cops; and make enough as a street musician to eat. But her world flips upside down when she meets Derek – hot, tattooed, and charming, a singer from Seattle whose looks and talent take her breath away.

What begins as a reluctant partnership quickly develops into a cross-country race against time - and awakens a hunger in Sage that’s unfamiliar and exciting.

As they travel from coast to coast, Sage and Derek pursue their dream, only to discover that they can never run far enough to escape the demons from their pasts.

Less Than Nothing is the breakout debut NA novel from USA Today bestseller R.E. Blake that critics are buzzing about and readers can’t put down. Sage & Derek's story continues in More Than Anything (book 2) and Best of Everything (book 3).
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