Oct 13
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/12/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/12/13

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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: Unwanted by Alivia Anders (excerpt & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win the trilogy! Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win an awesome prize pack! More by T.M. Franklin (review & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. The Curse Giver by Dora Machado (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter! Born of Deception by Teri Brown (cover reveal & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a signed ARC! Feature & Follow Friday – My favorite bloggers! The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (review) Coming this week on FYFA: Family Magic by Patti Larsen (birthday… Read more »


Oct 12
Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Release Date: June 4, 2013 Pages: 336, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.91 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+? (No more than kissing, but a decent amount of violence) Summary from Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?  The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.  Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming… Read more »


Oct 11
Feature & Follow Friday – My Favorite Bloggers!

Feature & Follow Friday – My Favorite Bloggers!

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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: Feature your own favorite blogger, have it be a surprise. Oooh!  I love this one!  Of course, I have LOTS of favorite blogs because there are so many amazing book blogs out there.  I’m actually going to feature two of my favorite bloggers (because like everything else in life, I just can’t choose).  Please check out these lovely ladies!!  Naomi at Nomi’s Paranormal Palace.  She has got to be one of the friendliest bloggers… Read more »


Oct 10
Review & Giveaway – The Curse Giver by Dora Machado

Review & Giveaway – The Curse Giver by Dora Machado

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

    Title: The Curse Giver Author: Dora Machado Release Date: July 4, 2013 Pages: 510, ebook Goodreads Rating: 4.5 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult (While the sex scenes in this book are not super-explicit, I would say that the book is intended for a mature audience). Summary from Goodreads: Lusielle’s bleak but orderly life as a remedy mixer is shattered when she is sentenced to die for a crime she didn’t commit. She’s on the pyre, about to be burned, when a stranger breaks through the crowd and rescues her from the flames. Brennus, Lord of Laonia is the last of his line. He is caught in the grip of a mysterious curse that has murdered his kin, doomed his people and embittered his life. To defeat the curse, he must hunt a birthmark and kill the woman who bears it in the foulest of ways. Lusielle bears such a mark. Stalked by… Read more »


Oct 09
Review & Giveaway – More by T.M. Franklin

Review & Giveaway – More by T.M. Franklin

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★

Title: More Series: More #1 Author: T.M. Franklin Release Date: October 4, 2012 Pages: 255, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.28 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG Summary from Goodreads: Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all. Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one. Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but… Read more »


Oct 06
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/6/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 10/6/13

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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: The Elite by Keira Cass (review) Best of the Bunch – Find out what my favorite read of September was! Cold Steel by Kate Elliott (review) October Random Read – The Island by Jen Minkman Relativity by Cristin Bishara (review) Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $50 gift card! Cerberus by P.K. Gallagher (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $50 gift card! Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorenson (review) Feature & Follow Friday – Can’t miss books that I’ve been missing! Sleepless by Tracey Ward (review) Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead (review) Coming this week on FYFA: Unwanted by Alivia Anders (excerpt & giveaway) Everything You Know by… Read more »


Oct 05
Review – Iron Crowned (Dark Swan #3) by Richelle Mead

Review – Iron Crowned (Dark Swan #3) by Richelle Mead

Reviews 0 ★★★½

The UK cover – it’s so much prettier! Title: Iron Crowned Series: Dark Swan #3 Author: Richelle Mead Release Date: 2011 Pages: 375, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 3.5/5 stars My Content Rating: 18+ (Explicit sex!) Summary from Goodreads: Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land’s queen, she’s fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear… Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown’s ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation – one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril… *NOTE: This review contains spoilers… Read more »


Oct 04
Review – Sleepless by Tracey Ward

Review – Sleepless by Tracey Ward

Reviews 2 ★★★★½

Sleepless was such an incredibly enjoyable book!  I was completely swept away by the romance between Alex and Nick and I thought that the concept for the story was really fresh and unique! The story follows 20-year-old Alex.  Alex has a problem.  She “Slips” in her sleep.  She often falls asleep, safe in her bed, and wakes up somewhere else – it could be anywhere.  While she’s learned coping mechanisms, Slipping is far from convenient.  Alex is waiting for the day that she’ll Slip somewhere truly dangerous and she won’t make it home.  Or that something will happen to her while in a non-Slipping dream and she’ll simply disappear forever.  (Her recurring dream about a Jabberwocky doesn’t help to ease that fear). But one day something different happens; a dying man appears to Alex – in real life, outside of her dreams.  She wills him to breathe – and then he… Read more »


Oct 04
Feature & Follow Friday – Can’t Miss Books that I’ve Been Missing!

Feature & Follow Friday – Can’t Miss Books that I’ve Been Missing!

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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 book (or TV show or movie) have you not read that seemingly everyone else has? This question is easy because there are SO MANY books that it seems like everyone else has read that I haven’t gotten to yet.   Here are just a few:   How about you?  What books have you been missing out on?   I’d love it if you could follow me via BlogLovin’, Networked Blogs, email or RSS, just… Read more »


Oct 03
Review – Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorenson

Review – Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorenson

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 2 ★★★★★

  This book had me so enraptured that I could not put it down! No matter how hard I tried.  Really—I tried.  I knew I was staying up WAY too late and I needed to get some sleep, so I would put the book down and lay there thinking about it until I couldn’t stand it anymore and picked it back up again.  I did this twice.  Finally, I gave up and read until 4:00 AM, when I finally finished the book.  So, do NOT do what I did and start reading this book at 10:30 at night – it will not go well for you.  You have been warned. I don’t want to rehash the plot much because I don’t want to spoil anything, but suffice it to say that both main characters, Nova and Quinton, are broken, chased by death and beaten into submission.  They’re both coping with their… Read more »