Sep 29
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/29/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/29/13

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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.  Last week on FYFA: Embrace and Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $20 Gift Card! Kinetic by S.K. Anthony (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a copy of the book and a $25 Gift Card! Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win an awesome prize pack! Spam-a-lot (Let’s Discuss) – A fun discussion about spam comments! Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor (cover reveal & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a copy of the book! Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (review) To Know Me by Marcy Blesy (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time… Read more »


Sep 27
Review – Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

Review – Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I really loved the concept of this book – I mean, a woman blogging during a zombie apocalypse?  What could be cooler than that? Even better – the book totally lived up to its cool concept!  I actually originally saw this book reviewed on another blog and had to pick it up because Allison and I share a last name – obviously it was meant to be!  Thank you, blogger who introduced me to this book (wish I could remember who it was).  I did not want to put this book down (even when I had lots of other things I should have been doing) – I needed to know what was going to happen to Allison and company! The negatives: Didn’t always sound like a blog.  Okay, so the only issue that I had with this book was the fact that the blog didn’t always read like a blog… Read more »


Sep 26
Spam-a-lot – Who comes up with this stuff?

Spam-a-lot – Who comes up with this stuff?

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Do you ever read through the spam comments that you get on your blog? They can be pretty frustrating, but they can also be a source of great entertainment! I mean, really, who do they think they’re fooling? Since those poor spammers never get a single reply, I thought I’d take a sampling of my spam and respond to their comments here. It’s only fair, right? INSULTING  First, we have the insulting spam. Is this supposed to get my attention? I guess it worked. PRAISING The least you can do if you’re going to spam me is praise my wonderful work!   CONFUSING And then there are those spam comments that are just downright weird and confusing!   Ah, the joys of spam. Since I’ve moved to CommentLuv, I don’t get much of it anymore, but the ones that slip through (on old posts) are so much fun! Who needs… Read more »


Sep 25
Review & Giveaway – Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader

Review & Giveaway – Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★½

  Tour Schedule Title: Escape From Eden Author: Elisa Nader Release Date: August 18, 2013 Pages: 271, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.14 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (Some sex and sexual situations – some serious issues addressed, and some relatively strong violence) Summary from Goodreads: Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.  But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than… Read more »


Sep 23
Sunday Post 9/22/13

Sunday Post 9/22/13

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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.  Last week on FYFA: Blood & Bone by Candace Osmond (excerpt) Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten books on my Fall 2013 TBR list Feature & Follow Friday – Favorite picture books Loving Your Lies by Piper Shelly (review & giveaway) – On more day to enter!! Towering by Alex Flinn (review) Scars of the Bifrost by A.J.M. Mousseau (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to win a $25 gift card and a copy of the book! Identity X by Michelle Muckley (review) Coming this week on FYFA: Embrace & Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer (excerpt & giveaway) Kinetic by S.K. Anthony (excerpt & giveaway) Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader (review & giveaway) Mine to Tarnish by Janeal Falor (cover reveal) To Know… Read more »


Sep 23
ARC Review & Giveaway – Identity X by Michelle Muckley

ARC Review & Giveaway – Identity X by Michelle Muckley

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Identity X Author: Michelle Muckley Release Date: September 24, 2013 Pages: 298, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.55 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult (No sex, but lots of violence) Summary from Goodreads: Ben Stone has one aim; discover the cure for genetic disease. He watched his father die and promised himself that it would never happen again, especially to his own son. After his appointment as lead researcher in Bionics Laboratories he begins his desperate research. It takes four years, but he succeeds. He discovers NEMREC, a serum able to reconstruct DNA and cure the diseases that have driven him. It should be the beginning of a new future, but by changing the face of the world, he has unwittingly destroyed his own. After arriving at his laboratory to find that it has disappeared, he is sucked into a world of conspiracy and betrayal. The Agency wants NEMREC and will do anything to get it, believing… Read more »


Sep 22
Blog Tour Kickoff & $25 Gift Card Giveaway!! – Scars of the Bifrost A.J.M. Mousseau

Blog Tour Kickoff & $25 Gift Card Giveaway!! – Scars of the Bifrost A.J.M. Mousseau

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Scars of the Bifrost by A.J.M. Mousseau Genre: YA paranormal/sci-fi romanceI’m very excited to kick off the Scars of the Bifrost blog tour!!  Check it out and be sure to read the excerpt and enter the giveaway!Tour Schedule Synopsis:Freya Catten has lived on the fringes of society her entire life, growing up in hiding with her mother in the deepest, wildest places left in North America—the national parks and forests. Freya’s mother taught her how to live off the land, away from civilization—mysteriously warning her of the dangers of getting involved with society and leaving traces of her DNA behind. But five years ago Freya’s mother abandoned her, leaving Freya to survive on her own. Freya knows how to stay alive, whether she’s hiding in the forest or running on the city streets. She changes her appearance often and owns nothing but her backpack filled with survival gear and a necklace… Read more »


Sep 21
Review – Towering by Alex Flinn

Review – Towering by Alex Flinn

Reviews 8 ★★½

Title: Towering Author: Alex Flinn Release Date: May 14, 2013 Pages: 293, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.34 stars My Rating: 2.5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Kissing, mentions drug use) Summary from Goodreads: At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on. Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying. Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.  Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened… Read more »


Sep 20
Review & Giveaway – Loving Your Lies by Piper Shelly

Review & Giveaway – Loving Your Lies by Piper Shelly

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★

Tour Schedule Title: Loving Your Lies Author: Piper Shelly Release Date: January, 2013 Pages: 404, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.11 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Kissing and some talk of sex, but no actual sex) Summary from Goodreads: Julian is drop-dead gorgeous, annoyingly provocative, and he’s fast becoming her best friend. But he also has a secret that makes the little hairs on her arms stand on end… My name is Jona Montiniere, and that’s pretty much the only good thing to say about me.  I’m seventeen, I’m snarky, and I’m a crap-load of trouble. Or so they say. But what did they expect from me really, when they dumped me in an orphanage at age five? That I’d grow up to become the new first lady? Nah, I think it’s much more fun to raid Camden Market in London with my friend, Debby. She’s cool. She lives on the street. I learned so much… Read more »


Sep 20
Feature & Follow Friday – Favorite Picture Books

Feature & Follow Friday – Favorite Picture Books

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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 were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them? When I was a kid, I remember loving Where the Wild Things Are and anything Dr. Seuss.  I still love reading those to my kids.  But, we also love to read Charlie and Lola books (based on the TV show) – mostly because the kids get a kick out of me… Read more »