31 August 2011

Guardian of Souls Tour Stop (Review & Giveaway!)

Hey guys! I am the last stop in the Guardian of Souls book tour and today I have for you a review plus a giveaway! So stay tuned :). Here's the synopsis:

Liv, Laith, Brayan and Meena are back with a mission and a militia for justice. The four human Oracles join forces with their spirit counter parts in Arcadia to form The Guardians of Souls. Shy has fled to Los Angeles to escape the consequences of Melissa and Jesse’s deaths and Hala, the Great Spirit, has reason to believe he is not alone. Neither the Spirits in Arcadia or the NYPD in New York City has turned up any trace of Shy since his disappearance after the tragic events played out on Valentine’s Day. Liv and her companions of spirit find themselves torn between the human world and Arcadia once more. Their duty as human Oracles continuously interferes and threatens the stability and safety of their friendships and romantic lives.
Get ready for all hell to break loose as Liv and her friends set out on a quest to hunt down Shy and finish him for good. This time the Spirit World means business when they find Shy playing up to his usual tricks. The odds are against Shy this time around but this may not pan out to be such a lucky break for the human Oracles. Could it be that Shy isn’t their worst enemy after all? Is Earth once again safe from the perils of Daevas and Aengels? Are Liv’s human friends safe or will they be baited and harmed again? Only the Spirits know…

This book was just as amazing as the first one, Soul Quest!!!!  This sequel to the first book in the trilogy picks up right where Soul Quest left off.  This time they are faced with even tougher challenges and you'll just have to read it to see if they prevail :).  I love all of the characters in this book! I really love the relationship between Liv and Jed, it's just sooo super cute, even though they've had a few rough patches.  Another thing I loved was the strong bond between Liv and the other Oracles.  They are just so close and you can literally feel the emotion passed between them, it's just so well written!  I love the romance, but I also loved all of the adventure and action in this book!  I don't want to spoil anything so you just have to experience the awesomeness yourself! :).  So, go pick this up and give it a read.  The links will be down there as usual.


Ok...now for the giveaway which lasts for just one day so act fast! Amy Jones has decided to let you grab a copy of the book for free for just one day. Here's how:
1 - copy the code (XT55A).

2 - Follow the link to Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/75902).

3 - Purchase the book and paste in the code at check out.
After Sept. 1, the code will not work so act fast!
For more information on the author click here
To buy: Amazon | BN

20 August 2011

Exciting Announcements!!!

Hey guys!!!! Ok, so I have some very exciting news for you guys today! First off, do you remember when I was in that ereader dilema and then I decided that I was going to get the Nook Simple Touch Reader? Well.....I finally got it!!!!!! :) I'm so excited! I've started reading on it and it's amazing!  It's actually what I read Severance on :).  So, if you have any ebooks that you want me to review I can now review them.  I've gone crazy on NetGalley since I've gotten it! So far I have Eve by Anna Carey, The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan, The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees, The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates, Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison, and Variant by Robison Wells.  So, if you're thinking about getting the Nook Simple Touch Reader then stop thinking and go out and buy it right now! :).  It reads PDFs pretty awesome so if you have alot of books in PDFs because you don't have an ereader you will easily be able to read it on your Nook Simple Touch Reader or I used a free conversion software to convert all my PDFs to epub called Calibre.  This site is awesome because you can basically convert any ereader format to any ereader format, ex: Mobi to Epub, Epub to Mobi, Pdf to Mobi, and any other ereader format such as Sony Ereader's format.  So you should definitely download that.  Any way I just wanted to let you guys know! :D.


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17 August 2011

Review: Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Hey guys! Today, I have a review of Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel. So, here's the synopsis:

Severance is the bone-chilling, adrenaline-filled sequel to Volition. Charlotte finds herself hoping against reason that her life couldn't really have taken the devastating turn that it has. With Joel still dangerously out of the picture, and no signs that he may ever come back, she finds herself up against an even more dangerous threat. A sexy and cunning threat that is bound to tear what she has always known to be her reality down for good. When things finally start to look up, another curve-ball is thrown her way, promising to give her what she'd hoped for since meeting Joel, an answer it seems that came a little too late. What Charlotte thought she'd once known to be the truth filters through her fingers, leaving her to believe that her world and the afterworld are much more tangled than she'd originally expected. She comes to find that love and lust are no longer the sole deciders of her fate, but revenge. A lifetime of secrets unfold and Charlotte discovers that Joel hasn't been the only one watching over her all of these years.
This book was just as great as the first book, Volition, jam packed full with action, suspense, and romance.  The beginning really had me teetering on edge because I had no idea what would happen.  There were so many surprises in this book it definitely keeps you on your toes and wanting more.  The romance is still very very romantic.  Tension definitely builds up more in this second book and makes the books all the more great!  This is definitely a must read and you go buy it right now. 5 stars!!!!


For more info on the author click here

To buy: Amazon | BN

16 August 2011

Review: Volition by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Hey guys! I this book is super AWESOME! If you liked Crossroads by Mary Ting then you'll love this book also! :D Here's the synopsis:
Charlotte Rush would be the first to admit that her life is no rollercoaster ride. Her days are laced with ordinary and at times boring monotony. But with a heart that finds itself frequently broken she’s happy to say that she’s content. When her friends convince her to spend the night out at a club to let loose and maybe even find a guy, she finally admits that her life might be missing something. No sooner does she let go of her inhibitions does she find herself waking up in a dark hotel room in the presence of Joel, a man who carries mystery in his eyes and familiarity in his smile. Against reason Charlotte decides to trust him based solely on one thing. Somehow, she is sure that she knows him. In a race against time to find answers and to solve the crime committed against her Charlotte finds herself falling for him. However, with nothing but mystery surrounding him she can’t even be sure that he’s the hero at all. While knowing all of the right things to say he still manages to tell her nothing. As a battle is waged over the innocence of her cryptic stranger, Charlotte discovers that much greater danger awaits her. And the mysteries behind who and what Joel is will lead Charlotte to discover that heaven and earth are not so far apart.
First off, I just wanted to say that this book is AWESOME!!!!  I love every part of it.  The romance, the action, and def the unexpected surprises.  This books picks up right at the start.  I love the relationship between Charlotte and Joel, it's so cute.  Joel has to be the BEST boyfriend EVER! :D He's always so sweet and considerate.  For some reason I just love forbidden romances because it just makes the books all the more romantic and interesting.  All thoughout this book are twists and turns and ups and downs that keep you always wanting more.  This book def has some surprising events happen.  My favorite part has to be the very end, like the last two pages,  because it was so surprising and it totally caught me off guard and made me want to read the second book to find out more and what happens.  All I can say is, go buy this book right now!!! :D  5 stars for sure! Be sure to check back in for my review of Severance, the second book, since I just started my One Book A Day Challenge yesterday :).


For more info on the author click here

To buy: Amazon | BN

The Raie'Chaelia Book Tour Stop (Giveaway)

Hey you guys! Today is my second stop for The Raie'Chaelia Books Tour hosted by Virtual Author Book Tours and I will be giving away an PDF of The Raie'Chaelia by Melissa Douthit.  So, just fill out the form here today and I will announce the winner tomorrow!!! :D Good luck!

15 August 2011

The Raie'Chaelia Tour Stop (Review)

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on The Raie'Chaelia book tour hosted by Virtual Author Book Tours.  The book that is on tour is The Raie'Chaelia by Mellissa Douthit. So, let's get on to my review!

Format: PDF
Publication Date: May 27, 2011

The Raie'Chaelia

When Chalice sets off for Branbury in the middle of the night with her grandfather's instructions, she has no idea of the dangers that await her. The King's men have destroyed her home village of Canton and she is suddenly thrown into a Terravailian world that she does not know. Lost and alone, she is hard pressed to evade the iron grasp of the madman who rules the land. With the help of a friendly Chinuk, an old man, and a book that she discovers along the way, not only does she find true friends and true love, but she also finds her true self and what it means to be the Raie'Chaelia.

I really like this book! If you love adventure books and romance books this is the story for you!!! First off, the romance between Jeremiah and Chalice is super cute!  They are really such a good couple. I like how after all the time that hadn't seen each other they still had feelings for each other.  I also loved Buney! He's so cute, he reminds me of a little stuffed animal.  As for the adventure, this book is full of it! There are many twists and turns throughout the book that always keeps you wanting more.  This is an adventure that will definitely keep you reading with alittle romance thrown into the mix also.  I can seriously see this as a movie and I hope there's a sequel.

Be sure to visit me tomorrow because I will be giving away a copy of this book for The Raie'Chaelia Tour!!

You also have a chance to win a free e-reader or a $100 gift certificate. Here are the dets!:

Contest - Free e-reader or $100 gift certificate

Enter a drawing and win a free e-reader of your choice or a $100 gift certificate to your favorite store by answering the following question:

What is the main reason Melissa chose to go indie? To find the answer, click on Guest Post with Melissa Douthit, author of The Raie' Chaelia.

To answer the question go to this link and fill in the information (place answer in Message field):

Contest ends September 10, 2011. Winner will be announced September 12th on Melissa Douthit's Blog.

For more info on the author click here
To buy the book: Amazon or BN

11 August 2011

Review: Crossroads by Mary Ting

Hey guys! Today I have for you a review of Crossroads by Mary Ting! This was a great book and I can't wait to tell you all about it :D Here's the synopsis:

Format: Paperback
Publication Date: July 27, 2011

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. Where, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn’t her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia. Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should? The answer awaits you! Follow the exciting path to Crossroads!
  Crossroads is a book about star-crossed lovers and is filled with romance and action.  This book reminds me alot of the Twilight series except instead of vampires it angels :). This is a great read! I love the romance between Michael and Claudia. I love how he always want to be with her and protect her...so sweet.  The scences with Michael and Claudia make me feel all tingly inside! :D.  I also all the action scences and how this new surprise pops up every few chapters that you won't have expected at all.  So, this book will definitely keep you wanting more even after the books ends.  I also love the closeness of Claudia and her mom. I think it's really really sweet.  The beginning is pretty sad but it definitely picks up and changes towards the middle.  All in all, you should definitely read it and be on the lookout for book 2!! :D

For more info click here
To buy: Amazon or BN

PS: Crossroads by Mary Ting will be going on tour with The Experience Tours!!! So come join the fun Sept. 15 - Sept. 28.

10 August 2011

Gripped into Books: 1000 Followers Giveaway!!!

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09 August 2011

Ashley Suzanne: New Blog Design from Blogovation!

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08 August 2011

New Challenge Alert!!!

Hey you guys! I have started a new challenge called the One Book A Day Challenge.  Now, so of you may already do this but the goal of this challenge is to read and review one book a day so that we can shorten up our superlong TBR list! Technically it started August 1 but you can start and stop whenever you please.

Goal: To read and review one book a day

Purpose: To shorten our evergrowing TBR list

What you need to do if you participate:
Just make a post saying your participating and link back to this post.

Grab the button:


I hope you join the challenge! PS: be on the lookout for my review of Crossroads by Mary Ting later on today!

03 August 2011

Review: Want To Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman

Hey guys! I've been gone for a while because I haven't had access to my computer, but now I'm back!!! :D So today I have a review of Want To Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman.  I'm also going to include a new thing in my reviews and change the layout a bit.  I decided to include a theme song for every book I review. A song (or two) that represents the book.

Format: ARC 
Publication Date: August 1, 2011

Want to Go Private?
Abby and Luke chat online. They've never met. But they are going to. Soon.Abby is starting high school—it should be exciting, so why doesn't she care? Everyone tells her to "make an effort," but why can't she just be herself? Abby quickly feels like she's losing a grip on her once-happy life. The only thing she cares about anymore is talking to Luke, a guy she met online, who understands. It feels dangerous and yet good to chat with Luke—he is her secret, and she's his. Then Luke asks her to meet him, and she does. But Luke isn't who he says he is. When Abby goes missing, everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don't, they'll never see Abby again.

This is a very powerful story that shows us the realistic view of things. Alot of books conjure up this perfect romance between two characters because it's what we love, to read about our perfect love story with the perfect guy or girl. But, sometimes we need to be brought down to reality (just for alittle while :D ). This book is about the dangers of teen chat rooms. We all think we would never do anything like meet a total stranger we met online, and that's what Abby thought, the main character of this very realistic story. This is a very emotional story and really made me watch what I say and do on the Internet. When Abby thought all was lost she had her friends to lean on, who supported her every step of the way. I really loved the end. It was really heartfelt and brave. Everyone should definitely read this book because it contains a very important message that everyone needs to hear. Be careful what you do any say on the Internet and stay away from chat rooms

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