Month: November 2013

Nov 29
Feature & Follow Friday – Thanksgiving Feast

Feature & Follow Friday – Thanksgiving Feast

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Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week!   So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun!   Here’s today’s question – Q: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day food? Well, I have to say that I think I love the turkey the most, but I really love just the whole meal!!  This year we skipped out on the sweet potatoes, so I’m kind of missing those, but we did still have homemade cranberry sauce (YUM!), mashed potatoes and gravy and green bean casserole.  What’s not to love?   I prefer to be followed via Bloglovin’,… Read more »


Nov 28
Review & Giveaway – Fragile Brilliance by Tammy Blackwell

Review & Giveaway – Fragile Brilliance by Tammy Blackwell

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Fragile Brilliance Series: Shifters & Seers #1 (But really comes after the Timber Wolves trilogy) Author: Tammy Blackwell Release Date: November 26, 2013 Pages: 339, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.17 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: NA or Mature YA (No sex directly shown, but mature situations, language and violence) Summary from Goodreads: Maggie McCray has worked her whole life for the opportunity to attend Sanders College. It’s her one chance at becoming a world-renowned artist, and she’s determined nothing will get in her way. But when a murder brings Maggie and her powers to the attention of the Alpha Pack and the tragically handsome Charlie Hagan, her carefully planned future hangs in jeopardy.   Charlie Hagan isn’t happy when the Alpha Female assigns him as Maggie McCray’s personal bodyguard. Just being near the Thaumaturgic threatens to unleash the primal instincts he’s been suppressing for so long. Charlie knows if the coyote is uncaged, then the person he’ll… Read more »


Nov 25
Review & Giveaway – Sia by Josh Grayson

Review & Giveaway – Sia by Josh Grayson

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Sia Author: Josh Grayson Release Date: November 20, 2013 Pages: 193, ebook Goodreads Rating: 3.48 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.   This is an interesting situation because I actually… Read more »


Nov 25
Cover Reveal – Masked by Janelle Stalder

Cover Reveal – Masked by Janelle Stalder

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I don’t often post cover reveals, but I’m really looking forward to this book, so I thought I’d help spread the word!  For my review of book #1 in this series (Switch) click HERE! Masked (New World #2) by Janelle StalderTentative Release Date: February 25, 2014 Synopsis: Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. New Berlin, 2040. Rebels prepare to fight against the New World Order, bent on bringing down the world’s greatest tyrant. One girl wanted nothing to do with it, content to keep her head down and make the best of this new world. That is, until she has no choice but to work with the rebels and infiltrate the NWO headquarters. Every moment she spends there puts her in danger, especially when one man, the second in command to the New World leader, continues to make his way into her every thought. She must stay focused and protect not… Read more »


Nov 25
Cover Characteristics – Dragons

Cover Characteristics – Dragons

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This is a new meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit! Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit). You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants! Today’s cover characteristic: Dragons I was able to use just my Read list again this week!  And my… Read more »


Nov 24
Review, Interview & Giveaway – The Guardians by T.M. Franklin

Review, Interview & Giveaway – The Guardians by T.M. Franklin

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★½

The Guardians is an exciting sequel to MORE – I loved this book even more than the first book in the series!!  We get to learn more about the Race and see our favorite characters put in all sorts of perilous situations – what else can you ask for? The negatives: Could have used more Caleb and Ava?  This is honestly getting very nitpicky.  While thinking about this book, this is the only negative I could really come up with, but it didn’t even bother me all that much.  Since the book starts out three months after book #1 ended, Caleb and Ava’s relationship has advanced quite a bit.  We get to see their new bond, but Caleb and Ava are separated for a good portion of The Guardians, so we don’t get to see that relationship really develop as much as you might like.  However, see below for an… Read more »


Nov 24
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/24/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/24/13

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. Today I reached 999 Bloglovin’ followers!!  Woo hoo!!  I think it’s time for a 1000 follower giveaway!  Watch for one coming soon! Last week on FYFA:Last week was kind of a slow week here at FYFA since I’ve been working on an editing project (Unlocking Brisingamen, which is the sequel to Scars of the Bifrost – awesome sequel, by the way!!).  No time for anything except for editing and my tour commitments! Cover Characteristics – Short Hair Prodigal by Rektok Ross (review) Reap by Christina Chanelle (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win! Firebolt by Adrienne Woods (review & giveaway) – Giveaway ended, but check out my review! Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson (review… Read more »


Nov 23
Review – The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

Review – The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

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Title: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back Author: Sariah Wilson Release Date: 2012 Pages: 194, ebook Goodreads Rating: 3.92 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust. But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old? Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret… Read more »


Nov 22
Review & Giveaway – Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson

Review & Giveaway – Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★

  Title: Deep Blue Secret Series: The Water Keepers #1 Author: Christie Anderson Release Date: 2011 Pages: 358, ebook Goodreads Rating: 3.89 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: A sweet, mysterious teen romance with a refreshing fantasy twist. California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she’s rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won’t even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie’s unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day…why does Sadie need one? As… Read more »


Nov 20
Release Day Review & Giveaway – Firebolt by Adrienne Woods

Release Day Review & Giveaway – Firebolt by Adrienne Woods

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★

Title: Firebolt Series: The Dragonian Series #1 Author: Adrienne Woods Release Date: November 20, 2013 Pages: 288, paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.71 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different. Until the night a fairy tale killed her father. Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself. Firebolt is a unique YA fantasy novel filled with dangerous dragons and the perils of high school romance. The story centers around Elena, whose world is… Read more »