May 15
Debut Authors Challenge Update – My first ARC and a win!!

Debut Authors Challenge Update – My first ARC and a win!!

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I’m the winner!  Yep, my very first time participating in the Debut Authors Challenge and I already won a prize pack!  I’m so excited!  I actually don’t even know what it is yet (I’ll let you know when it gets here), but winning a prize just makes the whole challenge seem that much more exciting! And, as if that weren’t enough, I’ve also been chosen to participate in the Debut Author ARC Tour for Ink by Amanda Sun.  This is my very first ARC, so I’m doubly excited!  This is the type of thing that makes me feel like a “real” blogger – getting to read a book before it’s even released and share my thoughts on it with all of you.  I mean, that’s cool, right? So, I thought I would update you all on my progress for the challenge.  Click on the REVIEWED link to see the review for… Read more »


May 14
Teaser Tuesday – May 14th, 2013

Teaser Tuesday – May 14th, 2013

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: ~Grab your current read ~Open to a random page ~Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on the page ~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn’t give away to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) ~Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! – Then go on over to Should be Reading and share your teaser in her comments section! My teaser today is from the book that I’m reading for my May Random Read –  Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin Clever to make the symbol of the rebellion so close to the symbol for the disease. Unless you… Read more »


May 12
Review: Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

Review: Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

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Title: Blood of Dragons Author: Robin Hobb Publisher:  Harper Voyager Release Date: April 8, 2013 Pages: 448, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: The dragons’ survival hangs in the balance in the thrilling final volume in the acclaimed River Wilds chronicles fantasy series The dragons and their dedicated band of keepers have at last found the lost city of Kelsingra. The magical creatures have learned to use their wings and are growing into their regal inheritance. Their humans, too, are changing. As the mystical bonds with their dragons deepen, Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, and even Cedric, the unlikeliest of keepers, have begun transforming into beautiful Elderlings raked with exquisite features that complement and reflect the dragons they serve. But while the humans have scoured the empty streets and enormous buildings of Kelsingra, they cannot find the mythical silver wells the dragons need to stay health and survive. With enemies encroaching, the keepers must… Read more »


May 10
Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

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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! Q:  Happy Mother’s Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction? A: I think mine would have to be Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Feel free to follow me via GFC, BlogLovin’, RSS or even FB (or any combination thereof)!  Links are all to the right.


May 09
Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights the upcoming releases that we’re most looking forward to.  Here are my picks! Gameboard of the Gods Richelle MeadRelease date: June 4th 2013In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can… Read more »



May 03
Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

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Title: The Madman’s Daughter Author: Megan Shepherd Publisher:  Balzer & Bray Release Date: January 29, 2013 Pages: 420, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.75 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: In the darkest places, even love is deadly. Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true. Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one… Read more »


May 03
May Random Reads

May Random Reads

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It’s time for my May Random Read (a fun meme hosted by I’m Loving Books). The idea is to pick one random book out of your Goodreads To-Read list (using Random.org) to read within the month.  And the winner is… Random.org chose book #329 for me, which is Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin.  I actually just added this one to my To-Read list on April 11, 2013 after I saw it on a blog.  I guess this book is loosely based on an Edgar Allen Poe story by the same name and I love Poe, so hopefully the book will live up to it’s predecessor.  We shall see…


Apr 30
BLOG TOUR Review & GIVEAWAY: Soul Catcher (Soulkeepers #4) by G.P. Ching

BLOG TOUR Review & GIVEAWAY: Soul Catcher (Soulkeepers #4) by G.P. Ching

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  Dane Michaels has been to Hell and back and isn’t interested in repeating the experience. But as a human caught up in the Soulkeeper’s world, his life isn’t exactly his own. No one can explain why Dane was allowed through the gates of Eden, but it’s changed everything. Now, the only one who can make him feel safe is Ethan, the telekinetic Soulkeeper with a dark past and a heart of gold.When Malini asks Dane to be part of a mission to find the last Soulkeeper, Cheveyo, more than one team member thinks she’s tempting Fate. But Malini suspects Fate has had a hand in Dane’s life for some time and that he could be the key to unraveling Lucifer’s latest plan of attack. Author Bio: G.P Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series, The Grounded Trilogy, and a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal… Read more »


Apr 29
Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

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Title: Poison Princess Author: Kresley Cole Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 2, 2012 Pages: 369, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.21 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. She could save the world—or destroy it. Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can’t do either alone. With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees… Read more »