July 22, 2013

Charmed Release Day Blitz










Charmed
by Cambria Hebert




Publication date:
July 22, 2013

Genre:
New Adult Paranormal Romance







Life or Death? Not many people would choose death. But what if death chooses you? What if death doesn’t mean the end of your life, but the beginning?

For a Death Escort, death is life. Death is your paycheck. Death is your job.

And Charming is the best Escort the Grim Reaper has ever had.

But when you piss off the Reaper, being the best doesn’t matter. So Charming is assigned a Target who is practically impossible to kill. He knows the Reaper hopes he fails—that he’s counting on it. So Charming vows to prove him wrong. He vows to make the kill.

But someone else vows to get in his way. Someone with a big mouth, a sugar habit, and blond hair. Someone who makes his heart start beating again.

And so Charming is left holding more than one person’s fate in the palm of his hand. He thought the choice would be easy, that there really wasn’t a question at all.

He was wrong.

Life or Death?




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July 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Creatura by Nely Cab









Creatura
by Nely Cab





Expected release:
August 6th, 2013

Genre:
YA Paranormal










Isis can control her dreams. Or she could - until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?






About the author


Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Nely worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To conquer the world. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.


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July 13, 2013

The Disappearing Girl Blog Tour + Giveaway (INT)!



The Disappearing Girl
by Heather Topham Wood


Published: May 7, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours Format: Ebook
Pages: 249
Source: For review
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Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing…

Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins.

Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinny seems to be the key to the happiness she has desperately been seeking. Her mother and friends shower her with compliments, telling her how fantastic she looks. Kayla is starving, but no one knows it.

Cameron Bennett explodes into Kayla’s life. He’s sexy and kind—he has every quality she has been looking for in a guy. As Cameron grows closer to Kayla and learns of how far she’s willing to go to stay thin, he becomes desperate to save her.

Kayla’s struggles with anorexia and bulimia reach a breaking point and she is forced to confront her body image issues in order to survive. She wonders if Cameron could be the one to help heal her from the pain of her past.


*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Kayla lost her father, leaving her and her little sister alone with their mother. And all their mother does is criticize them constantly, mostly about their weight. Since she's an ex-pageant princess, appearances is everything to her. Kayla also feels guilty, since she's left for college and her little sister is stuck with their mother.
Kayla was also the one to find their father when he died, and hasn't really deal with the trauma. She tries her best, but like everyone, she also has her breaking point. And after listening to her mother's constant nagging she finally reaches it and starts concentrate on her weight, and not in a healthy way.

Obviously the cover was the first thing to capture my attention. It definitely tells something about this book, but in the end doesn't do justice. Because this was an amazing book! The writing was capturing and I did my best to finish this book as soon as possible.

In case you missed it, this is a story about an eating disorder. Instead of dealing with her problems, Kayla does the same as so many other girls: Concentrates on losing weight. She loses weight, is in her goal weight and decides it's just not enough. Nothing is enough.
The writing was extremely realistic and really made my heart ache for Kayla's battle.
I did feel the "turning point" where Kayla decides to start losing her weight was overly simplified, like it had been just that one incident that made her choose this path, but of course it's not like that. Usually the change is more settle and takes a long time, but I do understand the author's choice.
You just have to remember there's been years of underestimating before any of this happened. And now Kayla has found a way to feel like she's in control and isn't going to give that up easily.

Obviously, I loved Kayla. She's an amazing girl who is having a hard time and tries to resolve her problems the wrong way. Then she rans into Cameron, a charming boy who actually likes her for herself. But thanks to her mother and her past, she's really having hard time to believe that. What could a good looking guy like Cameron see in her?
And it turns out Cameron actually is an amazing guy, who would do anything for Kayla! Even when Kayla is lashing out to the people closest to her, he's there for her. And it also shows how even seemingly happy people can suffer from eating disorders and how people closest to you can't heal you, but can be there for you.
I also was intrigued by Kayla's mother, because she obviously has some serious issues of her own. And she never dealt with those issues, but found a husband who could live with her problems. But after he died, she's finally forced to look in the mirror.

This was an amazing and amazingly realistic read. It reminded me what it was like to be a teenager, since that was the time I struggled with my own weight. Cause I thought that would solve all of my problems. It didn't!
Luckily I'm now older and wiser and know better. And so does Kayla.


Huge thanks for the review copy!






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About the author


Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.

Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.


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July 08, 2013

Rush Book Blitz










Rush
by Eve Silver




Publication date:
June 11th 2013

Publisher:
Harper Teen










So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game — her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.





Excerpt


There’s a flash of light, blindingly bright. Colored haloes obscure my vision. They dance and flicker and then disappear, leaving only a rectangle of light boxed in by the dark doorframe.

I see then that the door’s gone and in front of me are people. No…they aren’t people. They have limbs, hair, faces, but they aren’t human. After the first glance, they don’t look even remotely human. They’re pure, painful white, so bright they throw off a glare. They look like they’ve been dipped in glass, smooth and polished, but fluid. And their eyes…they’re a silvery color, like the mercury in the antique thermometer that my mom used to have at the side of the front porch.

When I was ten, I knocked that thermometer off with my wooden kendo sword, shattering the glass. The little blobs of mercury went all over the porch. I was a kid. I didn’t know better. I touched them, prodding the little balls until they joined the bigger blob. My mom swooped down on me and snatched me away, telling me it was poison. It could kill me.

I stare at the things in front of me: the Drau. I can’t look away.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember Jackson talking about Medusa.
Don’t look at their eyes.

Their mercury eyes.

They’re poison.

They will kill me.




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July 04, 2013

Just waiting..

.. to pop! Three days and it's my due date, so there's a lot of baby stuff going on in our house! I would love to write reviews etc., but unfortunately there's a lot to do before the baby comes.

But I'll do my best and try to write when ever I get the chance! :)




July 03, 2013

Cover Reveal: Creators by Tiffany Truitt









Creators
(The Lost Souls #3)
by Tiffany Truitt





Expected release:
April 1st 2014











Heartbroken but more determined than ever after a tense showdown in the woods, sixteen-year-old Tess once again returns to the safety of her community of Isolationists. Bolstered by new alliances and desperate to protect those she loves, this time she knows she can return stronger and more powerful than ever to take back what is hers.

As she trains in combat and grows more confident, Tess receives beautiful letters penned by her forbidden love, the chosen one James, from his prison in Templeton. He is now serving as a bodyguard to the creators—the team of scientists who created artificial life in the first place. And what he has discovered about the true origin of the illness that halted natural life could change everything.

Enemy will become ally and death will bring new hope in this stunning conclusion to Tiffany Truitt’s epic Lost Souls trilogy.







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