Friday, January 30, 2015

Lion's Share by Rachel Vincent Cover Reveal & Giveaway!



I'm so excited to have the cover reveal for Lion's Share by Rachel Vincent!!!  Lion's Share is a New Adult spin-off of Vincent's Shifter Series!  I cannot wait!  Ok, ok, enough out of me, check out the synopsis and cover below...

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent
(Wildcats #1)
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

Synopsis:


Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.

Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.

Jace Hammond has a big problem.

A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.



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AUTHOR BIO:
Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.

Rachel's next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE, coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy--but social media is a close second.

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Regret Me Not by Danielle Sibarium

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For Mackenzie Green life is full of regrets; regrets from choices she made in the past, regrets for the things she’ll never see in her future. She regrets letting her grades slip while her sister was in rehab, ensuring she’ll never break away from the rumor-run, small town she lives in. She regrets breaking up with her future All American football playing boyfriend, Brayden Turner out of fear of getting hurt. Most of all she regrets every decision she made leading up to the night that changed her life forever.

It’s only after Brayden cuts her off completely that Mackenzie realizes how much she wants him in her life.

Can Mackenzie find the courage to learn from her mistakes and move forward or will she spend her days consumed with regrets? Is it too late to convince Brayden she wants him in her life and that she’s in it for the long haul? Most of all, can she accept that sometimes bad things happen no matter how hard you try to protect yourself from them? Can she put it all behind her or will she live an unfulfilled life full of regrets?





It starts at a college homecoming dance. Kenzie is dancing with her ex, Brayden. She’s conflicted the entire time they’re dancing; delighting in his proximity but nervous about what the intimacy could lead to. She pushed him away months ago thinking that if she broke up with him, he’d be free to pursue his college football career, date whomever he wants without having her heart broken. Back in high school, everyone vocalized how Brayden had all the potential in the world, the golden child of his family who could be a pro football player. Kenzie didn’t want to hold him back. But she also wasn’t quite honest with herself at the time about her own trust issues that had more to do with her than with Brayden. Despite his protests, she kept him away. Regret Me Not is all about the ups and downs of a young relationship, choices and their consequences.

A greater part of the story is how they initially came together and how their relationship progressed from there. Brayden, having noticed her for a while was the persistent but patient one, taking things slowly with Kenzie so as not to scare her off. Kenzie always marveled at how eager he was to be with her, admitting that she had trouble fully trusting that he wouldn’t stray. A lot of her state of mind had to do with her family's chaos at the time. Her older sister Jess had just gotten out of rehab for her drug addiction. Kenzie was sort of left adrift for a while as the focus remained on Jess.  All she could think of was getting away from their town so she could start over at a college somewhere else.

Brayden is so certain of what he wants for himself and his future. Kenzie fits right in the middle of that. As much as he is the ultimate “forever guy”, there were moments where even I just like Kenzie, felt overwhelmed by his declarations of true love and being together forever. Who knows for sure that their high school girlfriend or boyfriend is their one true love? I’d seen a few of my college friends freshman year with promise rings or engagement rings, so certain about their futures only to then break up once college life truly got under way.  That made it slightly difficult for me personally to get behind Brayden but no way did it take away from him being a stand-up guy.

Kenzie is the opposite where she’s riddled with confusion. In her mind, doing what’s right means denying her own happiness for the sake of someone else's. She's hesitant about commitment after witnessing how her sister crashed and burned because of an intense relationship. She's crippled by her insecurities and rather than communicating with Brayden, she closes herself off completely.

Sibarium takes her time developing this heartfelt story giving a perfect sense of the time that lapses. Things eventually come to a head in a very dramatic fashion, forcing everyone to face reality. Wondering what choices they’d make kept me engaged and I found myself wishing for certain things to happen for them. They face many challenges together whether it’s of their own doing or events beyond their control. Either way, these challenges force them to grow up much faster than they’d expected, testing their commitment to each other. Will they stand by and lose it all or fight for what they want? 

~ Bel

   
      Regret Me Not
    

Thursday, January 29, 2015

That's What HE Said Thursday #14

Image courtesy of Kei at The Lovely Pages Review

That's What He Said is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies at Chapter Break, where we spotlight a quote from our book crush to the object of his desire. We like to pretend it's us.

What better way to celebrate our book boyfriends?



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This one comes from one of Shel's favourites, The Bet.




"That," he said as he kissed her nose, "is a shame. You should be told you're beautiful everyday. Because every day it's true, and every time I see you, you grow in your beauty. Just because people don't say the words, doesn't make it any less true, Kace."

~ Travis to Kacey
The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
 
   
      The Bet (The Bet, #1)
  

Rebound by Noelle August

Rebound (Boomerang, #2)** 1/2

Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

At Boomerang, one night can change everything…

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?


Review:

I was pretty excited that Adam Blackwood was getting his own story.  He certainly stood out as Mia and Ethan’s boss in Boomerang.  And what’s not alluring about a young and hot self-made millionaire?  And when I read Rebound?  He was pretty much everything I thought he would be.  Ambitious, dedicated, secretive, and kind.  It’s that secretive part that provides the angst in this story.  A tragedy in his past is what drives him to be successful.  It’s also the one thing that could tear everything he’s built down to the ground.

Alison Quick has been given a chance to prove herself to her dad by working with Adam Blackwood and his company.  Her job is to see if it’s worth the multi-million dollar investment her father is considering sinking into it.  Her father has also surreptitiously asked that she find everything out about Blackwood (using any means necessary) that could be used for leverage in their decision to back his new film company.   

Alison and Adam first meet at Halloween party under the anonymity of face masks.  They experience an instant connection which both can’t wait to explore.  Unfortunately, they quickly learn each other’s identities and realize that while they are working together it would be unethical to pursue a relationship.  The more they work together the more they each become sure of their long term interest in the other.  They each feel comfortable enough to share their secrets.  Even those secrets that have the distinct possibility of reflecting poorly on their character.  Their empathy and compassion towards each other allow for trust and forgiveness of past mistakes.

It sounds lovely and I think this story had a lot of potential.  Unfortunately, here is where it lost me.  Alison never seems to quite understand how ruthless and unethical her father is.  And I just couldn’t buy it.  His intentions are clear and I found it unbelievable that she didn't understand what her father’s plans were with whatever information she uncovered.  Also, she showed a clear and unmistakable lack of confidence in both herself as a person and herself as a woman.  I can’t go into detail without giving away major parts of the story but I will say that this lack of confidence coupled with her father’s misogynistic influence made the romantic relationship between her and Adam highly problematic for me.

Boomerang was a wonderfully happy book with amazing down to earth characters and I was truly hoping that Rebound would follow in its footsteps.  Unfortunately, for me, that just wasn't the case.  To be fair, there are some entertaining parts to this story but the issues I had with it made it difficult for me to enjoy it overall.


Nat

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For Keeps Blog Tour with Rachel Lacey - EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY!








About FOR KEEPS:

A SUMMER FLING . . . OR SOMETHING MORE?
Merry Atwater would do just about anything to save her dog rescue - even if it means working with the most stubborn man on the planet. It's hard to avoid the sparks that fly with TJ Jameson, the ruggedly sexy cowboy in charge of the children's camp where she's just taken an animal therapy job. But commitment is not Merry's style, and TJ clearly wants more than just a roll in the hay. TJ Jameson isn't looking for anything complicated-just a peaceful life on his family's ranch with a wife and kids. "No-strings" Merry Atwater doesn't fit that bill, no matter how irresistible she is. But when he sees how Merry gets through to his autistic nephew and the other kids at Camp Blue Sky, TJ's a goner. If he doesn't give in to the now, he might just lose his shot at forever . . .


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About Rachel Lacey:

Rachel Lacey lives in North Carolina, with her husband, son, and their own rescued pup. She volunteers her spare time with Carolina Boxer Rescue and truly has a passion for helping our furry friends. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as her local Heart of Carolina RWA chapter.






EXCERPT:

His expression heated until his eyes practically burned her.

She nibbled her bottom lip. "I should, uh, I should go."

"It's late," he said, his voice like gravel. It tickled all her sweet spots.

She stared at his hands, those big calloused fingers. Damn, but she wanted to feel them on her skin. Like, now.

"Really late." She took a step, but her feet accidentally carried her toward T.J., not the door.

He sucked in an audible breath, his eyes scorching hers. "I thought you were going."

"So did I." But fuck it. If she was going to be in his house in the middle of the night in her underwear, she might as well give him a kiss goodnight.

She'd never been known for her self-control, after all.

He watched her, not moving a muscle, as if he'd become rooted to the floor.

She put her palms on his biceps and pressed her lips to his. Just a quick kiss to test the waters, because they did have to work together for the next month.

His scent wrapped around her, filled her lungs, and stole her sanity. She lingered for a moment, her lips on his, so soft, so warm. Just enough to make her want more. So much more.

Her body pulsed with it.

She was about to pull back and tell him goodnight when his arms slid around her waist, securing her against the firm column of his body, and oh God, she was a goner.

"What was that?" he whispered against her lips.

She slid her hands up to encircle his neck. "A goodnight kiss."

"And why would you do something like that?" His voice vibrated through her.

"Because I wanted to." Their bodies were pressed together, and though he hadn't kissed her back, he wanted to. She felt the evidence pressed against her belly.

"Bad idea," he growled, his lips still touching hers, teasing, tempting.

"Oh, yeah?" She could hardly breathe. Every nerve tingled with awareness, desperate for his touch, his kiss. More. More of everything.

Her heart throbbed in her chest.

T.J.'s eyes smoldered into hers, his pupils blown with lust. His body vibrated with tension, his arms like steel bands around her. "Yeah."

"Then send me home." She wiggled in his arms, pressing into his erection, tempting him, willing him to kiss her back. Just for tonight.

She needed to be kissed. She needed to feel.

And he could make her...

His lips crushed hers, taking her so suddenly, so thoroughly, that she didn't have time to draw a breath. She heard herself groan, felt the desire inside her explode into something so completely out of control it almost frightened her.

Her back slammed into the wall, and her legs wrapped around his waist. His tongue plunged into her mouth, gliding against hers in a rhythm so perfect she shuddered in his arms. He lifted her hips, grinding himself against her until her eyes rolled back in her head, and...

Holy shit, holy shit.

She must have lost her mind. Her body burned, quaked, shook for him, and he felt so fucking good. He tasted like sin, sweet and sexy, like leather and cowboy boots, and...

Holy shit.

She needed more. She needed everything. She needed him buried deep inside her, groaning her name as he drove her over the edge, as he came inside her, and...

Holy shit.

This was completely out of control.

"Holy shit." The words came from T.J.'s lips, not her own, as he tore his mouth from hers and speared her with his gaze. He panted for breath, his body coiled against hers, so hard, so ready. She felt every inch of him still pressed between her legs, right where her body burned hottest for him. "What the hell was that?"

She laughed. "If you don't know, then you're more out of practice than I am."


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Waiting on Wednesday (137)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights future releases that we are excitedly anticipating.

The Alex Crow
By Andrew Smith
Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Once again blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith tells the story of 15-year-old Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story of his summer at a boys' camp for tech detox is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century. Oh, and there’s also a depressed bionic reincarnated crow. 


















Pretty Wanted

By Elisa Ludwig
Publication Date: March 17, 2015

Willa’s string of good-hearted but ill-conceived thefts at her former high school catapulted her into a life she hardly knows. She became a cult hero, but soon afterward, her mom disappeared, leaving only a cryptic message. When Willa hit the California highway to find her, she discovered a dark family secret: Joanne Fox is not who she says she is-and neither is Willa. Now, Willa and fellow trouble-maker Aidan must race to St. Louis, Missouri, Willa’s birthplace. There, they hope to find answers about Willa’s past. But uncovering the truth requires solving a decades-old murder case.

Unfortunately, the perps are still out there . . . and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the case cold. With Willa’s face on the nightly news and the police hot on her trail, it might not matter that Aidan and her friend Tre are there to help. Willa’s only hope is to find the truth before it finds her first.
 








No Parking at the End TimesBy Bryan Bliss
Publication Date:  February 24, 2015

Abigail’s parents have made mistake after mistake, and now they've lost everything. She’s left to decide: Does she still believe in them? Or is it time to believe in herself? Fans of Sara Zarr, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell will connect with this moving debut.

Abigail doesn't know how her dad found Brother John. Maybe it was the billboards. Or the radio. What she does know is that he never should have made that first donation. Or the next, or the next. Her parents shouldn't have sold their house. Or packed Abigail and her twin brother, Aaron, into their old van to drive across the country to San Francisco, to be there with Brother John for the "end of the world." Because of course the end didn't come. And now they're living in their van. And Aaron’s disappearing to who-knows-where every night. Their family is falling apart. All Abigail wants is to hold them together, to get them back to the place where things were right. But maybe it’s too big a task for one teenage girl. Bryan Bliss’s thoughtful, literary debut novel is about losing everything—and about what you will do for the people you love.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anomaly Sale!!!


Hey folks! Don’t miss out on this awesome deal for Anomaly by Tonya Kuper! It’s only $2.99 on both on Amazon Kindle and B&N/Nook. 

We adore Tonya and her absolutely quirky personality and we know you’ll fall for Anomaly like we have.  If you’d like to know a little more about it, here’s our review.

If you're looking for a kickass heroine, look no further. Hurry – this is a limited time offer!!!



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The End of Feeling by Cindy Bennett



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Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality.

Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship.

Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the fa├žade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.



Review:


Benjamin Nefer notices Charlie Austin her first day of school.  He wastes no time and begins pursuing her right away.  He wasn’t prepared for her immediate brush off since she had already been warned about him.  But Benjamin Nefer is persistent.  Except, in this case, his persistence might backfire.  Benjamin’s approach to girls has always been to date them twice then break up with them.  That is just one of many ways for him to appear normal and privileged when his home life is anything but.  He will do anything to hide where he lives and the abuse he endures at home.  Including sparring at a local boxing club to give everyone other ideas as to wear the bruises come from.  He will also do anything to avoid emotional attachments.  And in the end, being attached to anyone in his hometown is useless as he intends on going as far away as possible once he graduates high school.  But Charlie is different.  In his pursuit he finds himself falling for her and he doesn’t have the slightest idea what to do about that as he forgot how to feel any emotions forever ago.

Charlie Austin just wants to keep her mom safe.  Due to complications at birth, Cora has needed assistance all her life.  Her first stay in a home for adults with special needs resulted in her being raped and becoming pregnant.  With Charlie.  Since that horrible time, Cora’s mother has taken care of both Cora and Charlie.  But when Charlie’s grandmother passes away they are forced to move in with Cora’s sister, Naomi.  Charlie doesn’t feel that Naomi wants them there and she certainly doesn’t trust her to take care of her mother.  Charlie’s days are filled with school work and caring for Cora.  Both of which she does willingly and lovingly.  Her plan after graduation is to find a job and care for her mother without the charity of Aunt Naomi.  Needless to say she doesn’t have time for a boyfriend.  But she can certainly do friends.  So when Benjamin Nefer backs off a little and pursues her as a friend rather than a romantic interest, she is completely on board.  But as things sometimes work out, Charlie starts falling for Benjamin.  And she finds herself wondering how on earth they continue to be friends when he might have the unexpected power to break her heart.

The slowly developed romance between Benjamin and Charlie is perfectly balanced with the struggles they each have at home.  The author holds nothing back in describing Benjamin’s home life.  It’s brutally honest, violent and painful to read.  As for Charlie, my heart broke for her as well.  Her unconditional love for her mother is absolutely beautiful.  But the responsibility she has put upon herself is overwhelming to say the least.  And watching her struggle to come to terms with her aunt’s role in her life is touching.

This a remarkable and well written story.  The characters situations were original.  The romance was steady and believable.  And in the end, it left me both emotionally exhausted and hopeful.  I won’t lie.  This is not always an easy book to read and each MC’s personal lives might be a trigger for some readers out there.  But if you are looking for contemporary YA with weighted issues that really make you think, I definitely recommend The End of Feeling.

Nat 

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Peek In The BiblioBin #133


Welcome to our Stacking the Shelves post! Stacking the Shelves (or as we like to call it, A Peek in the BiblioBin) has been created by the lovely ladies at Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking the Shelves is a way for bloggers to share what books they have won, received for review, bought from the bookstore, borrowed from the library or friend, etc.


For Review:



Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle (via NetGalley)

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (via NetGalley)

Purchased:



Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1) by Julia Quinn

A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn

The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark

He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark



Dare To Love (Dare To Love #1) by Carly Phillips

The Chronicles of Moxie by Z.B. Heller









Friday, January 23, 2015

Summer On The Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

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Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.


After she's busted at a party, Cricket’s dad feels that he’s at his wits end with her shenanigans. She doesn’t take him seriously when he threatens to dole out his next punishment. After all, he’s been a pushover all these years so what makes this time different? Well, he means business. She gets shipped off to "Camp I Can" where she is to be a counselor to special needs children. Cricket has absolutely no experience taking care of herself much less anyone else. having grown up self-centered. She's in complete shock to find herself in the middle of nowhere (Michigan without cell phone reception feels like nowhere) and all she can think of is escaping. The only thing that keeps her from having an ugly meltdown is the hottie counselor, Zac Efron doppelganger, Quinn. She resigns herself to situation when her one and only escape plan fails. It doesn’t mean that she embraces camp life. In fact, it’s the opposite – she’s horrified that she has to be there all summer and work with these kids who make her feel so uncomfortable.

It would be incredibly easy to misconstrue Summer On The Short Bus as a vulgar and insensitive view of people with special needs. But as I laughed out loud several times at the sarcastic humor, I realized that it’s really more about the people who interact with them. Cricket doesn’t experience any immediate “aha” moments as she learns to get used to her new environment. Her no filter of a mouth lands her in all sorts of ridiculous scenarios.  Her peers share stories with her that demonstrate that she’s not the only one who has ever felt out of their depth at the camp. The best laughs come from her interactions with the camp kids, specifically the two she's in charge of, Claire and Meredith, who don’t see themselves as anything different. They’re so funny saying whatever comes to mind, instantly glomming on to Cricket like she’s their best friend. She doesn’t know what to make of her little fan club but soon finds herself enjoying their strange company and idiosyncrasies. As it turns out, may be she's the one who's been taken under their wings.

Cricket makes a mess of things due to a giant faux pas. When she realizes that she has hurt someone she truly cares about, she's stunned and helpless. Even she can't defend her own actions. Asking for forgiveness is unfamiliar territory and this new perspective gives her much to think about. 

Crandell says in her notes that she didn’t intend to send some message with this book. Instead she was searching within herself for a way to connect with her own special needs child while simultaneously staying true to her personality. I had seen Crandell at a book signing last year and her sarcastic, dry humor is what drew me to buying her book. I thought a lot of the dialog felt very authentic. And as I finished it, I concluded that it's not so much about changing people's minds but about how you can grow to be a more empathetic person and still be true to who you are.  

~ Bel

Thursday, January 22, 2015

That's What HE Said Thursday #13

Image courtesy of Kei at The Lovely Pages Review

That's What He Said is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies at Chapter Break, where we spotlight a quote from our book crush to the object of his desire. We like to pretend it's us.

What better way to celebrate our book boyfriends?


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I remember distinctly reading Clockwork Princess on my drive to Texas for spring break and crying buckets by the end. Cassandra Clare does snark very well but she also sneaks in some of the most passionate lines you'll come across. This one left me a mess.  ~ Bel


"Tess," he whispered. "Tess - if you want to stop -" 

She shook her head silently. The fire in the grate had nearly burned down again; Will was all angles and shadows and soft and hard skin against her. No.

"You want this?" His voice was hoarse.

"Yes," she said. "Do you?"

His finger traced the outline of her mouth. "For this I would have been damned forever. For this I would have given up everything."

She felt the burn behind her eyes, the pressure of tears, and blinked wet lashes. "Will ..."



~ Tessa and Will
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

All Played Out by Cora Carmack Cover Reveal

BLEED RUSK RED!!!  We have the cover reveal for All Played Out by Cora Carmack!!!!!   ALL PLAYED OUT is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 3rd book in the Rusk University Series, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. It is due to be released on May 12, 2015!! If you haven't had a chance to read this sexy, fun series yet, be sure to grab ALL LINED UP and ALL BROKE DOWN!   Check out this super sexy cover!  

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About ALL PLAYED OUT: First person in her family to go to college? CHECK. Straight A’s? CHECK. On track to graduate early? CHECK. Social life? …..yeah, about that…. With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience). So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities. Item #1? Hook up with a jock. Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it. Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game. Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.  

And don’t miss the first two books in the Rusk University Series…

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ALL LINED UP, Book 1

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If you haven't read All Lined Up and All Broke Down, I highly recommend both!  Hot football boys, smart, sassy girls, hilarity and love - who could ask for more?

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About Cora Carmack: Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.      

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