Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Books I hoarded the past two weeks!!!

The results of my book hoarding addiction!

Those of you who know me know that I am a huge book hoarder! I love reading and if I see a book that appeals to me I must have it! So here are just a couple books that I got within the past two weeks!

The Shadow by A.G. Porter


Rayna Stone is an eighteen-year-old girl from a small Alabama town that just wants to save a little money for college. In order to do that she has to find a summer job. The problem with that, the only place that is willing to take her is the upscale golf resort of The Landing. This was not her idea of a summer job, being around snobby, rich folks, but when she meets eyes with the owner’s son, Liam, she starts to see the brighter side of things. That is until she’s seeing things that she can’t quite explain and having dreams that are haunted by a being she calls The Shadow.
The Shadow begins to show her things about a few missing girls, that she wished she had never seen. Another chilling fact, her dreams seem to be coming true. As if that isn’t enough, she learns that this ability of hers gives her an insight into what others around her are feeling. Soon after this, Rayna learns that Liam does feel something for her, but even though she wants to tell him she feels the same, something is warning her to stay away. Not because he is dangerous, but because she is.

Risen by Christine James


A fun night in a small town carnival will change Erin’s life forever with a simple visit to a bizarre and mysterious fortune teller. Scared to death by what the haggard woman reveals, Erin quickly flees and quite literally collides with Angelo, a mysterious, captivating carnival worker. Later that night, he appears in her dreams but he’s not the only one visiting her slumber. Evil is lurking on the edge of the shadows and it’s coming for her. Loyalties are tested and the lines of friendship begin to blur as long hidden truths come to light and fate bears down upon them all. Everyone has secrets but when some turn out to be more than heart wrenching, Erin has to decide who she can trust.
Angelo is not what he seems but then again no one ever is. Not even Erin. Can Erin deal with the harsh past that Angelo has been harboring or will it prevent her from doing what she's been chosen to do?

By the way I read and reviewed this! 5 stars definitely! 

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi


A world-defying love is put to the ultimate test in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece," Under the Never Sky (Examiner.com ). In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, bestselling author Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

Panic by Sharon Draper


Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger.

But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then?

Then Diamond might make the wrong decision.

It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news.

From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, this is a riveting exploration of power: how quickly we can lose it—and how we can take it back.

The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce


16 year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them - letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn't make it in time? The Darkness will come for her... She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she's bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she's not going crazy.

And then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn't know who killed him, so there's no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret-society at her school where no one is allowed to leave... And where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death. Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him? And what happens if she starts to fall for him?

This is W.A.R. by Lisa Roecker & Laura Roecker


The mystery of their best friend's murder drives four girls to destroy the Gregory family. Emily Thorne would be proud.

Everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club saw Willa Ames-Rowan climb into a boat with James Gregory, the Club’s heir apparent. And everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club watched him return. 


They all know he killed her. But none of them will say a word. The Gregory family is very, very good at making problems go away.

Enter the W.A.R.— the war to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan. Four girls. Four very different motives for justice and revenge, and only one rule: destroy the Gregory family at any cost.

Crush, Candy, Corpse by Sylvia McNicoll


Paradise Manor is depressing -- the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won't let her. Who says volunteering at a hair salon doesn't benefit the community?
But working with the Alzheimer's patients has a surprising effect on Sunny. Along with Cole, the grandson of one of the residents, she begins to see that the residents don't have much more choice about their lives than she does: what they eat, how they are treated by staff, even what they watch on television. So Sunny does what she can to make the residents happy -- even if she has to sometimes break the rules to do it.
When tragedy strikes at Paradise, Sunny's left to make the decision about whether or not to honour a promise that Cole made to his grandmother about her life...and her death.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

******COVER REVEAL****** The Monster Within by Kelly Hashway

The Monster Within
by Kelly Hashway

by Kelly Hashway

Expected release date: April 7th, 2014

Published by: Spencer Hill Press

Genre: Young Adult

Format: Paperback, eBook


The moment seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson

 crawls out of her grave, her second chance at life begins.

 She died of cancer with her long-time boyfriend, Ethan, by

 her side--a completely unfair shot at life.

     But Ethan found a way to bring her back, like he

 promised he would. Only Sam came back wrong.

     She's now a monster that drains others' lives to survive.

 And after she kills, she’s tortured by visions—glimpses into

 her victims would-have-been futures had she not killed

 them. Barely able to live with herself and trying to make

 things right, Sam ends up a pawn in a vicious game of

 payback within the local coven of witches.

     But when the game reveals what Ethan had to do to save

 Sam, she must make a choice that will change all their lives


Author Bio:

I write for children of all ages from picture books up to

 young adult. I am proudly represented by Lauren

 Hammond of ADA Management. My debut YA, TOUCH OF

 DEATH, releases January 15, 2013 through Spencer Hill

 Press. Also look for my other upcoming YA novels:

 STALKED BY DEATH (Spencer Hill Press, July 23, 2013)

, THE MONSTER WITHIN (Spencer Hill Press, April 2014),

 THE DARKNESS WITHIN (Spencer Hill Press, TBA), and

 INTO THE FIRE (Month9Books, spring 2014). My debut


 fall 2014 through Month9Books.

****COVER REVEAL**** Edge by Tonya Renee Callihan

by Tonya Renee Callihan


Attorney, Fallon Markwell, isn’t easily intimidated. Working 

her career she has learned to go toe-to-toe with the worst of 

them. Going undercover is something she is used to doing. 

Posing as Fallon Kelly should be easy, but she is learning it 

is becoming more and more difficult as she develops feelings 

for the one man she can’t have. She is using Sergeant Major 

Luke Roberts to solve her case. Once he learns about her lies 

he will never speak to her again. In fact, if she isn’t careful 

he could cost her her career.

Sergeant Major Luke Roberts isn’t afraid to go after what he 

wants. And he wants Fallon Kelly, he has his own agenda. 

She’s a beautiful woman who could provide some nice arm 

candy to a few events he must attend and rock his world in 

the bedroom.

He offers Fallon a proposition she can’t refuse, although the 

deal breaker could be the non-kissing rule he implements in 

their arrangement.
After a P.I. Fallon has worked with for years is murdered 

and people close to her are in harm’s way Fallon must 

reevaluate what’s important. Can she trust Luke to help her 

if he knows the truth? Can she trust him with her heart as 


Character Profile:

Author Bio:

Tonya has been writing all of her life. At the age of 13, on 

Christmas break she snuck one of her mom’s romances from 

a box brought over by her grandma. The novel she read was ‘
Montana Sky’ by Nora Roberts. Once she finished reading 

that book she knew someday she would to be a published 

romance author.  She has been writing every since.
Now a single mom she balances her time between her  son, 

Mason, writing, work, and the Internet!

Tonya loves to help support some of her favorite authors 

and is very involved in several street teams and posts book 

reviews over at her blog!

Her first novel was published in January 2010, Night 

Promises, the first book in her Night Pleasures series! After a 

long wait her second book Claimed will be coming out 

Spring 2013! With hopefully, more releases this year as well.

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