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Monday, August 31, 2015

Indulgence Flash Sale Blog Blitz‏ #BookBlitz

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The World Without End (Box Set) by Nazarea Andrews #Review

The World Without End (Box Set)
by Nazarea Andrews

My Rating:

The complete set of The World Without End series, with exclusive bonus content. 

The World Without a Future--Book 1
Nurrin has spent her entire life in a world with zombies, behind the dubious safety of Haven walls. But when her Haven falls, she manages to escape with her boyfriend, brother and her brother's partner. 
Finn O'Malley wants nothing more than to leave his past behind. But on the run in zombie nfested lands, he's forced to work with Nurrin to find the medicine that might save her boyfriend. 
The Havens are falling, and in the end, everything ends in blood. 

The Horde Without End
It was supposed to be over. But the stakes are even higher and there is no one to trust but Finn. 
They're following breadcrumbs, and Finn's past is catching up with them. And time is running out--the zombies aren't the only dangerous thing in the world. 
In the end, there is only blood--blood that is spilled, and blood that is shared. 

The Future Without Hope 
Everything has changed. The Order has their hands in every dark corner of the Haven. With enemies on every side, and the horde bringing down the Havens, the question isn't who will survive. It's how far are they willing to go? 
In the end, only one thing will matter... 

The Ruin of the World 
The thrilling conclusion to The World Without End series. 
In the East, working for the Order, everything will change in one last battle. 
It all ends in blood 

Box Set Contents 
The World Without A Future
The Horde Without End
The Future Without Hope
The Ruin of the World
Dinner in the Haven--Short Story
The Road Less Traveled--Short Story
The Girl Who Fought the East--Short Story
Reclaiming the West--Novella
Exclusive look at The Blood Scion

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DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC (via Nazarea Andrews herself) in exchange for a review. I shall keep this as spoiler free as I can. (I only read through book one, but I knew I had to share before moving on, because it is friggin' awesome!)

Characters/Plot: Ren (Nurrin) is a complex character, but she's ideal in this series. Dustin, her boyfriend from the beginning, he grows on you. But you learn to like Finn. He gets under your skin, more than you think. The race to escape the zombies were awesome. FINN BRINGS SUCH TORTURE TO THE STEAMY SECTIONS OF THE PLOT. Amazingly executed. 

My Honest Opinion/Thoughts: I was so surprised at how much I was enjoying the book(s). I've never actually read zombies before, so I was a little worried about whether I would give it a good rating for you guys wanting to read it yourselves. Friggin' awesome! The plot(s) were so amazingly put. I would definitely recommend this to people who are just starting to enjoy zombie books, because that element is there, but on overload that you would not be able to handle it.  I'm continuing to read on to the next book, and I think you readers should too (for those of you who like zombie attacks with a twist steamy content.

About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lois Lane: Cloudy With A Chance Of Destruction by (@gwenda) Gwenda Bond #Review #Spoilers

Lois Lane: Cloudy With A Chance of Destruction (Lois Lane)
By: Gwenda Bond
Publishing Date: April 6, 2015
Genre: Comics & Graphics, Teens & YA

My Rating:

Description: In a high school science class, Lois Lane must deal with some bad chemistry. . .

This is an official teaser short story for the young adult novel LOIS LANE: FALLOUT that takes place before Lois moves to Metropolis. FALLOUT is forthcoming from Switch Press in May 2015.


DISCLAIMER: I requested a review copy of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. #SorryNotSorry, but there are going to be some spoilers in this review, because they are too good not to share.

Characters/Plot: Lois likes to stick her nose where it does not belong, and she likes to meddle with other people's business. Lois talks to a certain young man, who goes by a username: SmallvilleGuy. Lois' username is SkepticGirl1, and I found that rather interesting. With modern-day tech, it seems the obvious way Lois would keep contact with her mystery man. Who seems to be a total sweetheart, because he got worried when Lois was trying to deactivate a cold fusion . . . some nuclear device that one of her classmates thought would impress his ex-girlfriend.

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: It took me a while to push myself to start reading this. Every time I opened it, I just could not get myself to stay reading. I barely got passed the first page (even though this is so SHORT, only 21 pages), until I finally shoved out of my slump. I mean, this is LOIS LANE. I know there is a Superman in there somewhere . . . I had hoped there would be a little more, but as this is merely to promote the full novel, I fully understand and I would like to read FALL OUT.

Extra: I rated this 4/5 stars because I did like it a lot, but I just felt like there was something missing, even for a short story.

About The Author
Gwenda Bond writes books for young adults and possibly escaped from a classic screwball comedy. Her latest novels are LOIS LANE: FALLOUT and GIRL ON A WIRE. She's currently hard at work on a new novel set in the Cirque American (as well as mysterious, secret projects she can't talk about yet). Her previous novels include THE WOKEN GODS and BLACKWOOD. 

She has also written for Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Locus Magazine, and the Washington Post, among others. She has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie. Visit her online at www.gwendabond.com or @gwenda on twitter.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Falling For The Wrong Guy(@entangledpub) by @SaraHantz #Review

Falling for the Wrong Guy (Entangled Crush)
By: Sara HantzGenre:
Expected Release Date: October 12, 2015

My Rating:

Description: Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother’s best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can’t stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn’t right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her.

Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can’t help himself. She’s beautiful, but he does his best to stay away. When they are assigned a school project, they become reluctant friends – even though they want so much more. 

She’s torn between her feelings for Drew and loyalty to her brother. There’s no way they can ever be together...but love just might find a way.

DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. (Also, I cannot resist anything from Entangled Crush. And I wrote this review while reading.)

Characters/Plot: Do not judge this book by the cover (though it very pretty), because this is not as light-hearted as you would think. At least, not in the first quater-half or so. In this book, though the description says the main character's name is Ruby, she is called Mia in the review copy(IDK if that was intentional, but I don't care). She works hard to get good grades and save money for college. At the beginning, Drew gives off the impression that he could use a hug. Literally, I wanted to write myself into the story

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: Such a great story about healing wounds and forgetting the past. Something I relate to, yet again. There were parts that just wrenched my heart from my chest, and I felt like crying. Only the best books can do that to me, and this book is that great. Also, is the cover not the cutest?! 

Extra: I'm back with more visuals! I mean, I only went as far as seeing Drew, so please forgive me for not seeing the girl. Drew has green eyes, so I thought of the perfect pair of green eyes. ♥ Do you know who this handsome dude is? I mean, I know his face, but I can never actually remember his name.

Drew Scott, ladies! Well, just his eyes, but *sighs* honestly, this is Drew. 
About the Author
I was born in Northampton, England, the eldest of 4 children (I have 3 younger brothers), and I took my eldest child responsibilities very seriously. When I said jump, they asked how high. They’re all a lot taller than me now, so I’ve had to change tactics for getting my own way.
School and I weren’t a match made in heaven. I was bored a lot of the time, and it seemed much more fun to dream up ways of disrupting lessons than to actually pay attention. Which could explain why I was always in trouble! But I redeemed myself later, when at twenty-one I went back to full-time study. Except, I got carried away and became a bit of a qualification tart. I even worked in education for a number of years – lecturing.
But all the time I was never content. I knew there was something missing, just didn’t know what. Until I discovered writing.
I wasn’t one of those people who wrote from being a small child. I did read though. I’ve always been an avid reader. And it took me a few years of thinking about writing before I actually started. But now, I wouldn’t do anything else, and I never get bored!
I moved to New Zealand (a beautiful country) from the UK twelve years ago, with my husband and two children. After working at a university for three years I left to work in our motel and devote more time to my writing. I wish I’d done it sooner! Two years ago we moved to the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Another perfect place to write.
In my spare time I love going to the movies, watching TV, walking on the beach, and playing with our gorgeous Labrador.
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Back To Us by Teresa Roman‏ #Review #Contemporary #NALit

Back To Us by Teresa Roman 
Publication date: July 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

My Rating:

Abandoned by her parents at fourteen, Jessica knows what it means to struggle. She’s vowed that getting her degree is the only thing she has time for, until a summer internship brings Justin into her life.

But Justin has scars of his own. A tour of duty in Afghanistan has left him with wounds. A medical discharge from the Navy leaves Justin struggling to make sense of his new reality. Then he meets Jessica; but can the two of them leave their pain in the past and make a future together?

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Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book (via XpressoBookTours) in exchange for an honest review. Hopefully there are no spoilers, but . . .

Characters/Plot: This is another story to relate to the characters with. Painful pasts that hit home. Jessica was brilliant, I liked her from the start. Justin is awesome. He sweet, gentle, kind and all of those nice characteristics that symbolize someone like that. The fact that both characters were so worried about not being good enough for each other is enough to say that they were MFEO (made for each other). NA content, so if you are not comfortable with it, do not pick it up unless you are ready for it.

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: I loved this book so much! The fact that Justin has a disability was enough to draw me in. My heart aches for people like that and I feel that this book should be read by everyone, even if they have a compassion for such. I feel the author outdid herself, and add that element to this book made it perfect. This book hit home and I recommend it. 

About The Author
My absolute favorite things in life are my family and books. In fact, my love of reading is what inspired me to become a writer. I love the way stories can take you to another time and place.

I currently live in beautiful Sacramento, CA with my husband, three adorable children and a doxiepoo named Parker that my son convinced me to adopt. When I'm not at my day job or running around with my kiddos, you can find me in front of the computer writing or with my head buried in another book.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Accidental Butterfly by @marisacleveland #Review

Accidental Butteryfly by Marisa Cleveland
Publication date: July 5th 2015 
GenresRomanceYoung Adult

My Rating:

Synopsis: Alive, Kate Dunlap breezed through high school with meaningless friendships and relative ease. But after an accidental overdose ends Kate’s human existence, she’s granted the opportunity of a lifetime. Return to Earth. Save Jake Barton. Prove her worth.

Success guarantees Kate an all access backstage pass to heaven. But as she falls in love for the first time, the reformed superficial social butterfly must risk her chance at redemption to guarantee Jake’s life on Earth.

DISCLAIMER: I received a review copy of this book (provided by XpressoBookTours) in exchange for an honest review.

Characters/Plot: Kate is probably your average protagonist, but I definitely liked her in general. Her guardian, Seth, is kind and gentle, from the views given during reading. Jake, oh Jake. Not only is that one of my favorite names, but his character definitely struck me as someone I wish I could talk with in real life. The other angel characters were extremely likable as well. Having them easily hear Kate's thoughts made the story believable, and enjoyable. The content was so . . . I've read few angel books, and most were not as intriguing. The story is heart-felt and wonderful. Down the very last sweet gestures. 

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: Right at the start, I was sucked in. I was trying to sit down and read this book for nearly two weeks, and now that I have gotten into it, I am so glad. Compared to many books that involve this topic, I definitely liked this one better than most (with the exception of a few). I was listening to a playlist while reading, and the songs just fell into play perfectly. Mainly the song the British group, Collabro, sings: Come What May. Perfect song to listen to while reading about Kate trying to convince Jake that having a friend is not so bad. A great plot, and full recommendations that you check it out for yourself.

About The Author
Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often. As a writer, she writes. Every day. If she couldn’t express herself through writing, music, and dance, she would die. She believes romance novels are the perfect “how to” books, because no matter the obstacles, the characters keep working toward their happily ever after. 
She has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration in Organizations and joined The Seymour Agency in 2011 after she ended an eight-year career teaching students language arts, grades 6-12. Previous to teaching, she worked as an assistant director for a graduate school in Washington, D.C. before settling in Southwest Florida. Currently serving as the executive director for The Seymour Agency’s research and development, Marisa has been responsible for spearheading the Agency’s efforts to identify, inform, and involve the literary community in outreach and advocacy programs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aurelious Forty: Volume One by @DiannaBeirne #BlogTour #Book #NoSpoiler #Review

Aurelious Forty; Volume One
Release Date: 12/20/14
252 pages

My Rating:

Summary from Goodreads:
Aurelious Forty has led a lonely, troubled life. He stays disconnected from the world around him with no family and no friends. He lives merely to exist…to survive.

Aurelious’ life changes in an instant when an impulsive decision forces him to abandon everything he has ever known. Choosing to follow strangers into a new world, he discovers he was born with a gift so strong, so unique; it could give him the power to change humanity.

But the shadows of his childhood are long and dark and run through every fiber of his soul. Can Aurelious break the chains of his past and use his gift for good? Or will the nightmare of his tormentors set him on a path of revenge so fierce it could destroy us all?

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DISCLAIMER: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Hopefully this will not have spoilers because I strongly recommend this book.

Characters/Plot: As a character, Aurelious is so . . . I can't express it right. I related to him so much while reading. There is a guest post below that hits the button on target. So, I won't add my mumbled-jumbo. The story was so well described, there is no better way to say that I l♥ved it. Brekwyn and Anira ♥ I would imagine them to be amazing people if they were real. I was home-schooled as well, so I related to Anira there.

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: I had to stop reading now and then. I had a hard time, and not because I did not enjoy it. I l♥ved it. It moved me to tears at the beginning and I think it is because I was once in a foster home (a group home, but its the same no matter how you slice it). I just . . . It hit home at the beginning of the book. I got lost in reading it. Aurelious Forty is perfection.

Extra: I read to midway, before I realized I would need more time to read, due to this blog tour date that rapidly came on me. And I kept having to go back, because I was being interrupted by eveyone in my house. :3 Ergo, I will be reading again, and adding to this review later. I still strongly recommend this book.

A Deeper Look at a Main Character: Aurelious Forty
Aurelious is, at times, a bit of an enigma. He is a very emotional character and while he shares his emotional experiences with the reader, he tries desperately to hide them from the characters that he interacts with on the page. He is typically unsuccessful in masking his own emotions from those around him though he’s generally unaware of how unsuccessful he is because he’s fairly self-absorbed, at least in the beginning of the book. Enigma.

There is a lot to love in Aurelious but he makes you work at loving him, he doesn’t give it right away. There are times when you might think it’s easier to dislike him but then he draws you in and you’re reminded of what he endured as a child and you’re proud of how far he’s come.

Although he is the main character and the one telling us his story, he isn’t the hero. He is really more of a sidekick who has to learn from the hero and finds himself fumbling along the way, a lot. He fumbles so much that he makes the hero a little less heroic for a minute. But, when he starts to look outside of himself, when he starts to connect with and care for the people around him, when he shows us how much he changes and overcomes, then he does become a little bit more of a hero himself. Or at least makes us question how a hero could be defined. 

Aurelious Forty struggles. He learns. He grows. He changes. He is an imperfect character, just like the rest of us. And, in his imperfection, he is worthy of being loved, just like the rest of us. As the person who created him, I must confess, I hope people will embrace his flaws and love him.

About the Author
Dianna Beirne lives in a fantasy world. Okay not really, but part of her wishes she did and, since that’s technically impossible, she writes about fantasy worlds instead. Her first Young Adult novel entitled Aurelious Forty; Volume One quickly turned into her first Young Adult series with the addition of Aurelious Forty; Volume Two and, Aurelious Forty; Volume Three.

When not writing, she’s generally daydreaming which morphs into wondering if that last daydream could turn into a book. She has also recently discovered podcasts but doesn’t exactly understand what they are or why they’re different from regular radio shows. So it’s safe to assume that her next book won’t be about a podcast. Instead she’ll just keep listening to the ones that she finds that hilarious because laughing is one of her favorite pastimes and she finds way too many things funny!

Prior to dedicating her time to writing, Dianna taught undergraduate and graduate courses about using literacy in the elementary, middle, and high school classroom. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Literacy and a Doctorate in Education specializing in Curriculum and Teaching.

Dianna lives in New York and is the grateful mother of a son whom she misses terribly when he is away at college.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Sing For Me by Gracie Madison ( @authorgracie ) #Review

Sing For Me
by Gracie Madison
Publication date: January 23rd 2015
Genres: New AdultParanormal Romance

My Rating:

Description: Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm’s forbidden power.
As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.
The demon-hunter, Damascus, vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.
Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.

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DISCLAIMER: I received a review copy (provided by NetGalley, through XpressoBookTours) in exchange for an honest review.

Characters/Plot: What is amazing is that from the start this book was captivating. The mystery hangs in the air (I went into reading without knowing what to expect. AKA not reading the description). I've only just read the description as I added it to this post. Which makes me like it a bit more. I love Madeline's character. She's got that soft, gentle kind of character and it builds as the story goes. Damascus! The forbidden feelings they have for each other was umph!

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: Though the story seemed to have a slight bumpy start, I did enjoy it. The characters were great, I love Damascus and Madeline. Imagine having someone defending you every time you are in danger! ♥ Grab your copy now. I would like to know how you felt about it.

Extra: I have been using a lot of visuals in my reviews lately, but I don't care! They bring the characters to life. Of course, you might see the characters as someone else, and that is just fine. To each their own. :D



Gracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing…if it were socially acceptable.  Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie’s dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world.  When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.