Dec 01
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/13

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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:Another slow week here at FYFA – I’m just finishing up that editing project, but things should be getting back to normal next week. Cover Characteristics – Dragons The Guardians by T.M. Franklin (review & giveaway) – Last day to enter to win a copy of the book and a $10 gift card! Masked by Janelle Stalder (cover reveal)  Sia by Josh Grayson (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win! Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win! Fragile Brilliance by Tammy Blackwell (review & giveaway) – Giveaway ended. Feature & Follow Friday – Thanksgiving Feast My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (review) Coming this… Read more »


Dec 01
Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Review – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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Title: My Life Next Door Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick Release Date: 2012 Pages: 394, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.07 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16 (Sexual content, but it’s handled tastefully and is not at all graphic) Summary from Goodreads: “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which… Read more »


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 3 ★★★★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 18
Review – Prodigal by Rektok Ross

Review – Prodigal by Rektok Ross

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Prodigal Author: Rektok Ross Release Date: January 13, 2013 Pages: 329, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.36 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (No more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year.  The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?—notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and,… Read more »