Friday, June 27, 2014

Cover Reveal for Unleashed (Uninvited 2) by Sophie Jordan


Unleashed (Uninvited 2) by Sophie Jordan

What if the worst thing you ever did was unforgivable?

Davy’s world fell apart after she tested positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome. She was expelled from her school, dumped by her boyfriend, abandoned by friends, and shipped off to a camp that turns HTS carriers into soldiers. Davy may have escaped, but the damage has already been done. The unthinkable has happened. Now, even worse than having everyone else see her as a monster is the knowledge that they may have been right about her all along. Because Davy has killed.

On the run from government agents, Davy is rescued by Caden, the charismatic leader of an underground group of rebels. Despite Caden’s assurances that the Resistance is made up of carriers like her, Davy isn’t sure she can trust them. Then again, she doesn’t even know if she can trust herself . . . or her growing feelings for Caden. But if she doesn’t belong with Caden and his followers, is there anywhere she can call home?


UNLEASHED mini-teaser:

I thought being labeled a killer and losing everything—my future, family, boyfriend, friends—was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. It’s not. Finding out they were right. Finding out that’s exactly what I am?

That’s worse.

Add Uninvited and Unleashed to your TBR

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5 Out of 5 Stars


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 Sophie's Bio: 

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ~ Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O'Brien

 Teaser Tuesday is Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O'Brien


Cover Reveal ~ With Tide and Tempest by Kate Avery Ellison


BOOK & AUTHOR INFO
With Tide and Tempest by Kate Avery Ellison 
(Secrets of Itlantis #3) 
Publication date: June 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


With Tide and Tempest


Synopsis:

Free or not, life beneath the sea in the republic of Itlantis is less idyllic than Aemi might have imagined when she’d been just a surfacer slave. She’s been accused of spying for the enemy thanks to her connections with the traitorous Nautilus family, not to mention her own tangled and mysterious family history. Her mother has arrived, and is determined to take over her life. Oh, and someone is trying to kill her. Again.

When Aemi receives word that her best friend might still be alive in a village on the surface, she and a crew of friends set out to find him, regardless of the danger from Nautilus’s men patrolling the open sea and the mysterious threats on her life. But the sea is not the only thing that holds secrets.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22404371-with-tide-and-tempest


OF SEA AND STONE (Secrets of Itlantis #1)   
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BY SUN AND SALTWATER (Secrets of Itlantis #2)
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AUTHOR BIO

I live in Georgia with my wonderful husband and two spoiled cats. When I'm not writing, I'm usually catching up on my extensive Netflix queue, reading a book, giggling at something funny online, or trying to convince my husband to give me just ONE bite of whatever he's eating.

Learn more about my writing and books at my blog 
(http://thesouthernscrawl.blogspot.com/), find teasers for upcoming works on my Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/kateaveryellison), and subscribe to my new releases newsletter to be notified of new novels as soon as they hit stores (https://tinyletter.com/kateaveryellison)!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Cordova Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ with Review and Q & A by Fallon

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Vast and Brutal Sea Blog Tour Q & A with Zoraida Cordova and review By Fallon



1) At what age did you start writing?

I was 13. I know a lot of people say they started making stories since they were in the womb, but for me I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until I was 13. Before that, I wanted to be an artist. When I read IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT by Amelia Atwater Rhodes, an author who got published when she was just 14!, I realized I could do it, too. Something clicked in my head and from that moment on I put all my energy into writing. I wrote 3 books which never saw the light of day. Then when I was 20 or 21 I started brainstorming The Vicous Deep. We sold the book when I was 23.

2) Did you draw inspiration from anyone you know when writing about Tristan?

Tritan is just Tristan. I’d like to say he’s a little bit like me in the sense that he loves his friends and family, but when I started writing him I started from scratch. I didn’t want an alpha hero who was tormented and wanted to save the day. I wanted a guy who was happy being a player and chilling with his boys. I wanted him to get thrust into the world of the Sea Court and feel just as lost and vulnerable as anyone else. Then, I wanted him to work for his ending.

3) How did you nail the humor and attitude of a teenage boy so effortlessly?

First of all, thank you for that. I guess I wasn’t really trying too hard. I grew up with lots of guy friends, and for a long time I was the girl who was “one of the guys.” I love my bros. They truly are cool bros. They inspired Angelo and Bertie and the rest of Tristan’s swim team.

4) What drew you to wanting to write the mythology on Triton and other Legends?

I decided to use the Greek legends because that’s what I grew up on. I loved the idea that these gods were around thousands and thousands of years ago, and somehow, possibly, these merpeople come from them. It’s fascinating to me.

5) How much research did you have to do for your Vicious Deep Trilogy?

My research consisted of looking at mermaid art for inspiration and some trips to the beach just to get a “feel.” I really wanted the island the mermaids travel on, Toliss, to be mine. I wanted the Glass Castle to be mine. I had a friend tell me, “write the mermaid story you want to read.” And that’s what I did.

6) One of my favorite quote's from Vicious Deep is PG 317 in reference to the vampires they meet in the book "Aren't you guys suppose to sparkle or something?" response back " I. Don't. Sparkle." What is your favorite quote from your trilogy?

I don’t know about the WHOLE trilogy, but my favorite lines from The Vast & Brutal Sea are PG 139 “By now I should be used to people trying to kill me. But somehow, it always comes as a bit of a shock.” ~Tristan Hart.

7) You write about a variety of creatures. Have you always been drawn to writing fantasy genre?

Most definitely. I love magic. I want to believe in magic. I think that there’s so much possibility out there and I want to keep exploring that.

8) Will there be anymore books or short stories after The Vast and Brutal Sea?

As of now, no. In the near future I’d like to write the stories of the other champions. Brendan and Dylan need short stories that spotlight their adventures.

9) What will your next book venture be? (Hint please)

Right now I’m working on a contemporary romance about a college drop-out and a celebrity chef set in Boston. It’s called Luck on the Line and it’ll be published by Diversion Books on 11/10/14.

As for my YA, I’m working on a book which is totally top secret.

10) Will you ever write a story about the other creatures in your Vicious Deep Trilogy?

Yes. Tristan’s school, Thorne Hill High, is full of magical kids. Some of them don’t even know it yet.

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5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

This epic clash of sand and sea will pit brother against brother-and there can only be one winner

In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules have changed. The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King's throne, has betrayed him. Now Kurt wants the throne for himself. Tristan has the Scepter of the Earth, but it's not enough. He'll have to travel to the mysterious, lost Isle of Tears and unleash the magic that first created the king's powerful scepter. It's a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.

Fallon's Review:

I recieved an e-arc from netgalley for this blog tour courtesy of Sourcebook's. Thank you! Zoraida was so awesome and joined us for our Mermaid Month and I am so happy I got to read this back in May and post a teaser.

Tristan is torn apart since Nieve took the girl he loves. He starts to have visions of her being captured. Kurt and Gwen have betrayed him and Tristan does not know who he can depend on. Despite everything that has happened to Tristan he still displays a genuinely good heart. He never asked for any of this but still feels it is his duty to protect the ones he loves.

Zoraida yet again took us to a place that is beyond words. The creatures and world that comes from her imagination is breath taking. The Sleeping Giants were amazing and should have there own book. I love Greek Mythologies and Zoraida did not disappoint with this third book. I know who gets the Trident and I am not telling, because you need to read this incredible book to find out. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars this is a must read.

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About the Author: 

Zoraida C√≥rdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on repeat. Her favorite things are sparkly like merdudes, Christmas, and New York City at night.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau ~ Review by Fallon


5 Out of 5 Stars


Author Description:

In book three of the Testing series, the United Commonwealth wants to eliminate the rebel alliance fighting to destroy The Testing for good. Cia is ready to lead the charge, but will her lethal classmates follow her into battle?

She wants to put an end to the Testing
In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight.

But she can't do it alone.
This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for - but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves--and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

Who can Cia trust?
The stakes are higher than ever-lives of promise cut short or fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope--in the electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy. Ready or not…it's Graduation Day.

The Final Test is the Deadliest!

Fallon's Review:

I love this political dystopian world created by the effects of war. This explores our very nature and if people can learn from their mistakes. I also liked the science fiction feel the book had. Here are my favorite quotes from Graduation Day and I tried to pick ones without spoilers.

* "I must keep calm. In control.This is the most important test I have faced thus far in my life. Too much is riding on the correct answer. I can not fail."

* "Trust no one, Cia. It's not just your life but also the lives of many others that depend on that."

* "When you trust me with your secrets, I'll trust you with mine."

* "I press myself against Thomas, feeling the warmth of his body seep into mine."

* "The only thing we can do is learn from the mistakes made and make sure we don't make the same ones in the future." 

* "Two lightning bolts. Two teams. The end of ignorance. The beginning of hope."

Just Finished Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. Who needs sleep!!!! I am going to have a huge book hangover after this one. I do not even know what to say. I loved it. It was emotional, tense, thought provoking. I love the message portrayed throughout the trilogy. This was so consistent with an unexpected ending that I loved. Their are very few series you walk away feeling satisfied and this was one of them. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. A must read.

Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Seamonster an Aquarathi Novella by Amalie Howard




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They say that love is the death of duty …

Speio Marin is land-bound, tied to the side of the Waterfell queen-to-be, Nerissa. There's only one problem--she wants nothing to do with any of the Aquarathi or her undersea kingdom, preferring instead the freedom of pretending to be human. Torn between his own desires and his duty to serve his future queen, he spirals into an abyss of malcontent. Speio’s mistrust of humans is no secret, and he sees them only as a threat to the existence of his people.



Until he meets Anya Delmonico--a mysterious and enigmatic girl, teetering on the edge of survival. Anya is sedate and secretive, yet reckless enough to brave a hundred-foot cliff jump. Caught between a dark past and an ex-boyfriend who refuses to let her go, Anya knows that getting involved with anyone new is the last thing she should do. But when her past catches up to her, Speio turns out to be the only one she can trust, refusing to let her face her demons alone.

When Anya discovers the truth about Speio, putting her life in mortal danger from the Aquarathi as well as her own sinister pursuers, will he risk everything to protect her? Or will he choose duty above all?


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AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 22 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.

She is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, PW, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was an Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in New York with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.amaliehoward.com.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday ~ These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman, and Meagan Spooner


4 Out of 5 Stars


This is my favorite book cover of all time!



Fallon's Thoughts:

I loved These Broken Stars. Any writer who can make your heart break and bring tears pouring down your face has succeeded in something great. This story was beautiful and broke my heart a hundred times over in so many different ways. The growth and journey that Lilac faces is so believable. She is this spoiled brat. Lilac has been handed everything her entire life and never had to work for a thing. I loved the chemistry Lilac and Tarver have. Tarver does not baby Lilac and put up with her crap. They are too very stubborn people thrown into very hard circumstances. This is a must read and not at all what i expected. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.


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