Nov 13
Get It While It’s Free!  Promises by Amber Garr

Get It While It’s Free! Promises by Amber Garr

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This book sounded really interesting to me, so I picked it up on Amazon and then agreed to join in on this promo blitz!  Check it out! Life as a mermaid can be suffocating. Free on Amazon       Free on B&N       Free on Smashwords Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love. When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fiancé would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined. A war is… Read more »


Nov 13
Review – Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac

Review – Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Through the Door Series: Into the Veil #1 Author: Jodi McIsaac Release Date: April 23, 2013 Publisher: 47North Pages: 282, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.68 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Nothing more than kissing, some violence) Summary from Goodreads: It’s been seven years since the love of Cedar McLeod’s life left with no forwarding address. All she has left of him are heart-wrenching memories of happier times and a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Eden. Then, one day, Eden opens her bedroom door and unwittingly creates a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines. But they’re not the only ones who know of Eden’s gift, and soon the child mysteriously vanishes. Desperate for answers, Cedar digs into the past and finds herself thrust into a magical world of Celtic myths, fantastical creatures, and bloody rivalries. Teaming up with the unlikeliest of allies, Cedar must bridge the gap between two worlds and hold tight to the love in… Read more »


Nov 12
Review & Giveaway – Lichgates by S.M. Boyce

Review & Giveaway – Lichgates by S.M. Boyce

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Buy Links: Amazon I Barnes & Noble Lichgates is an incredibly inventive fantasy adventure, full of danger, magic and mythical creatures! When Kara finds and opens a mysterious book, she doesn’t realize that she has just become the Vagabond – fated to bring peace to the strange land of Ourea (or die trying).  She suddenly finds herself thrown into a war between Ourean races that has been brewing for centuries – and not everyone wants her to live long enough to bring peace.  Many of those who do, see her as a pawn who is to be used in their game of politics and revenge.  Ourea is a frightening place and Kara would not be able to survive on her own.  Luckily, she has Braeden to help her.  But Braeden has his own reasons for wanting to protect Kara – he needs the Grimoire to escape his ties to the savage… Read more »


Nov 12
Top Ten Tuesday – Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

Top Ten Tuesday – Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Three Covers I Wish I Could Redesign I actually had a really hard time with this one.  While there are plenty of bad covers out there, most of them are for books that I don’t have any special love for so I wouldn’t care enough to redesign them.  So, instead I’m just showing two covers I wish I could redesign and then showing some that have already been redesigned (and they’re much better!) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I just never really got this cover.  It’s a little too basic for me – and why clouds instead of stars? Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer – What’s the significance of the red ribbon?  Am I forgetting something huge from the book?  I don’t know, but this just looks dumb to me. Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer – This book was SO good –… Read more »


Nov 11
Review – Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Review – Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: Magic Study Series: Study #2 Author: Maria V. Snyder Release Date: 2005 Pages: 392, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.08 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG-16+?? (Sex (including sexual assault) is mentioned but not explicit) Summary from Goodreads: YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS BAD WHEN YOU MISS YOUR DAYS AS A POISON TASTER… With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she’d been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can’t help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways—and her newfound friends and relatives don’t think it’s for the better…. Despite the turmoil, she’s eager to start her magic training—especially as she’s been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia’s throne for a… Read more »


Nov 10
Cover Characteristics – Fire

Cover Characteristics – Fire

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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: Fire I had to go to my TBR list for this one.  Apparently, I haven’t… Read more »


Nov 10
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore!  11/10/13

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore! 11/10/13

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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: Cover Characteristics – Colorful Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a 10 book subscription to Boroughs Publishing Group’s Lunchbox Romance service! Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Sequels Dead Dreams by Emma Right (excerpt) North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans (review) Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (ARC review) Feature & Follow Friday – To vlog or not to vlog? Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (review) One Bite by Jennifer Blackstream (review) Coming this week on FYFA: Lichgates by S.M. Boyce (review & giveaway) Promises by Amber Garr (book blitz) Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden (review & giveaway) Impossibly Love by Shane Morgan (review) Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (review) Other Current Giveaways on… Read more »


Nov 08
Review – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Review – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Poison Study Series: Study #1 Author: Maria V. Snyder Release Date: 2005 Pages: 361, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.2 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult or very mature YA (Sex is not explicit, but includes sexual assault) Summary from Goodreads: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the… Read more »


Nov 08
Feature & Follow Friday – To Vlog or Not to Vlog

Feature & Follow Friday – To Vlog or Not to Vlog

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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: Vlog Contest! Vlog about why you want to be next weeks feature! If you are too shy to put yourself on camera – tell us why you are sooo shy.  I can’t really explain why, but vlogging is just not my thing.  On the surface, it would seem perfect for me because I really love to talk and I was a theatre major in college, so I shouldn’t be all that camera-shy…. Read more »


Nov 07
ARC Review – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Review – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Reviews 3 ★★★★

Title: Cruel Beauty Author: Rosamund Hodge Release Date: January 28, 2014 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Pages: 352, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.05 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult or Mature YA (Lots of references to sex, though it is not directly shown) Summary from Goodreads: Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself… Read more »