Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fairy Month Huge Swag Giveaway

Thank you to all the Authors who participated in Fairy Month. We enjoyed diving into the world you created and sometimes getting swept up and lost for awhile.



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Giveaway ~ Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog ~ Review by Fallon


4 Out of 5 Stars


Author Description:

A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.
Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.

Fallon's Review:

Morgan is not the prettiest girl at school but she has the hottest boyfriend in the package of Cam the star football player and all around great guy. They have been best friends since they were little. Cam adores Morgan. They were even born on the same day. Morgan has this big Cam and Morgan sweet sixteen party planned. Wanting everything to be perfect. Until her boy friend has unexpected visitors and starts to change. 

This book was little slow at first and I was wondering how this would tie in Fairies but when it picked up it really picked up. Fairy Tale reminded me of My sweet sixteen parties on MTV meets Fairy story. By the end of this story I was in tears. I did not think I would feel that much about this story but by the end I felt so torn and heartbroken. I love Cam and I love Pip. I felt so in the moment. I am gving this book 4 out of 5 stars.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fairy Month Teaser Tuesday ~ Ensnared by A.G. Howard


"On impact, the breath is knocked from my lungs. I slide into the cushioned surface, like a straight pin burrowing through a sawdust filling, but the force bends the moss and foliage around me, causing them to give. The top of my head bursts out and slams into the slippery trunk. A sharp pain slices through my skull and spine. Heavy, hot blackness oozes into my vision, and my body falls limp, wedged within a mossy grave."  ~ Ensnared Teaser
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Giveaway Bones of Faerie (Bones of Faerie #1) by Janni Lee Simner


4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza's world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see into the past, into the future, and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza's quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.

Janni Lee Simner's first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.

Fallon's Review:

Author Janni Lee Simner made this book very unique and special. I love apocalyptic books and fantasy and this combined both. Bones of Faerie is very dark and the world as we know it is destroyed. Liza lives in a town where magic is forbidden and anyone showing signs of magic are killed. A Faerie war in the past destroyed the world as we know it and Liza's father says magic kills.

Liza starts to have symptoms of magic and after her father beats her. She sets leaves her town behind. She does not journey far alone. Matthew who is a skin walker joins her. In this adventure the very trees that surround you can kill you. Liza and Matthew find that out and are rescued by a town of strangers.



Bones of Faerie had so many great aspects. The fantasy element with Skin Walkers, Healing Powers, Powers to command through pulling or pushing, and the power to control plants. I am huge fan of apocalyptic books and I loved the scenes where Liza is going through the destroyed war zone and having visions of the past. The only thing I did not care for was the direction the story had with Liza's little sister Rebecca. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars a great read.



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Monday, July 28, 2014

Release Blitz ~ Oceanborn by Amalie Howard & Giveaway

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The coronation is over.

But the battle has just begun.

Nerissa Marin has won her crown. But can she keep it? Already, her ties to the human realm are driving a wedge between Nerissa and her people. When word arrives that her part-human prince consort, Lo, has been poisoned, she makes the difficult choice to leave Waterfell and return landside. As the royal courts debate her decision, even more disturbing rumors surface: a plot is rising against her, led by someone she least expects.

On land, Nerissa learns another shocking truth: Lo does not remember who she is. As her choice to try to save him threatens her hold on her crown, changing loyalties and uncertainty test her courage in ways she could never have imagined. Nerissa will have one last chance to prove herself as a queen …and save the undersea kingdom she loves.










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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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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Broken Promise (Between Worlds #2) by Julia Crane & Talia Jager


5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Over a year has passed since Rylie returned to her 'human' life. She now knows the truth about her past – and the destiny she can’t yet accept. Rylie struggles to choose between two different worlds, each with a boy she loves. News that her father is alive complicates her life even more. Among the broken hearts and promises, a chance for a new beginning will emerge.

Fallon's Review:

I so needed some more Kallan so I dived straight in to Broken Promise and Julia Crane and Talia Jager did not disappoint. Rylie is still having a hard time dealing with the fact that her parents are not who she thought they were her entire life. Then to make matters more complicated Rylie keeps seeing Teal in her vision and knows Kallan is near. Why would he be in the human world?

Back to school and the new guy is getting all the girls attention. Guess who Kallan decides to enroll in an attempt to win Rylie over. Now Rylie is torn obviously drawn and very attracted to Kallan but dating long time boyfriend and best friend Adam. 

Julia and Talia have this journey come to a head in the end of this 2nd book. Rylie will have to choose. Journeys and heartache are inevitable and Rylie will feel them full force. I can not wait to check out book 3 due to be released sometime this fall. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars and will be buying this book in Paperback as well to keep on my bookshelf.

Giveaway and Review Copperhead (Ironskin #2) by Tina Connolly


3 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

The sequel to Tina Connolly's stunning historical fantasy debut.

Helen Huntingdon is beautiful—so beautiful she has to wear an iron mask. Six months ago her sister Jane uncovered a fey plot to take over the city. Too late for Helen, who opted for fey beauty in her face—and now has to cover her face with iron so she won’t be taken over, her personality erased by the bodiless fey.

Not that Helen would mind that some days. Stuck in a marriage with the wealthy and controlling Alistair, she lives at the edges of her life, secretly helping Jane remove the dangerous fey beauty from the wealthy society women who paid for it. But when the chancy procedure turns deadly, Jane goes missing—and is implicated in the murder.

Meanwhile, Alistair’s influential clique Copperhead—whose emblem is the poisonous copperhead hydra—is out to restore humans to their “rightful” place, even to the point of destroying the dwarvven who have always been allies.

Helen is determined to find her missing sister, as well as continue the good fight against the fey. But when that pits her against her own husband—and when she meets an enigmatic young revolutionary—she’s pushed to discover how far she’ll bend society’s rules to do what’s right. It may be more than her beauty at stake. It may be her honor...and her heart.

Fallon's Review:

Copperhead book 2 in the Ironskin series. This book was intruiging and I loved Ironskin. I wanted to continue reading Jane's story. I have to say though Helen was my least favorite character in Ironskin. Helen has always been beautiful and a little superficial. I did like the strong feminist theme of this book. Women working together through men who try to control or dominate them.

Copperhead starts off with Helen walking through the city with her husband Alistair and the Fey are all over the city. In every spot that is not covered in iron. Jane needs Helen's help to get the 100 on board for the procedure. 

I think the thing I liked about Jane's character was how down to earth and understated she was. I also loved watching her evolve. I did not feel I got this depth from Helen which made the story drag a littl more. Tina Connolly's writing is so incredible and the way she mixes fantasy, steampunk and a little bit of Historical feel blends in such a unique way. I am giving this book 3 out of 5 stars just because I do not love Helen but I am so excited to continue the story with Dorie in Silverblind.





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Friday, July 25, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway Something Forever by M. Clarke (Mary Ting)



Something Forever by M. Clarke (Mary Ting)
Available August 25th, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
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A heated moment.
Desperate decision.
Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?






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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Giveaway Dark Promise (Between Worlds #1) by Julia Crane, & Talia Jager ~ Review by Fallon


5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Rylie has it all - great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be unleashed on her birthday. Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises cannot be broken.

Fallon's Review:

Rylie has always felt like someone is watching her. Little hairs would rise and when she looked no one was there. She starts to get a headache that will not go away and then a back ache. Then she starts to notice changes in the mirror. Rylie thinks she is being paranoid. Until a woman claiming to be her real mother knocks on her door. She informs Rylie the changes she is having is her transformation into Fairy. 

Rylie finds out the birth mark she has always hated on her face marks her as a unique powerful fairy. Her birth mother told her why she hide her and warns Rylie's family of the dark Fairies that will seek her out. When Rylie transforms she is in denial she wants everything to stay the same. Her loving boyfriend and her perfect family. Until she is captured by the enemy.


I love Dark Promise. It has self discovery, love, adventure, and best of all a beautiful fantasy element that will take you in and not let go. Kallan is my new book boyfriend and I so heart him. I can not wait for bok 2. Dark Promise is a must read. Julia Crane and Talia Jager co-wrote this together it seemed effortlessly. I never noticed the change in writing. There was no rotating POVs so that impressed me. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I will now be buying a PB copy to keep on my bookshelf. 


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fairy Month Teaser Tuesday ~ Silverblind (Ironskin #3) by Tina Connolly


   

Silverblind (Ironskin #3) by Tina Connolly Expected 

Publication date is October 7th 2014

Giveaway Wings (Wings #1) by Aprilynne Pike ~ Review by Fallon


4 Out of 5 Stars 

Author Description:

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Fallon's Review:

Wings was an adorable story that felt organic. Laurel is this girl who has to learn to adjust to being around school kids after a life of homeschooling. She soon befriends a boy named David and they become the best of friends. David starts to want more but Laurel is not confident on making that commitment even if she wants to. 

When weird things start to happen to Laurel, David is the only person she can trust and confide in. Their relationship is strong and adorable and she has every right to trust him because he will be her rock. When Laurel travels back to her parents property up for it's sale. Then in comes Tamani and I swoon. He is beautiful, eccentric and makes Laurel feel and see things she never imagined.

Aprilynne gave the perfect amount of world building and then diving in and speeding it up all at the right moments. A war between fairy and trolls is brewing and I can not wait to find out what happens in the next book. Tamani is now on my list of book boyfriends. When I say Wings was organic I am not lying I felt like Aprilynne took fairies to a different place then I have read before. All are organic and one with the earth. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Book Bash2014 & Penguin Blogger RT Highlights and Giveaway


Seeing Double In Neverland Night before Book Bash. WE got to meet Jennifer Armentrout and Abbi Glines





Seeing Double In Neverland with Abbi

I love Rush and was sporting a "My Book Boyfriend is Rush" pin. Abbi took a picture and gave me a book signed just for being a fan. Abbi was so sweet. I was so excited to get a Rush poster which she gave to every person.

Morgan getting Jennifer L. Armentrout to sign Alien Month swag. I felt so bad since I had so much for her to sign but she said it was fine. Jennifer even put quotes in all 26 of my books that night! I have never met someone who has her success and still remains so humble, kind and generous.

Book Bash Day!!!!

                                                                                                                                                       Morgan met Tammara Webber and had her sign her books

I was so excited to see the adorable Chelsea M. Cameron, who I had just seen at UtopYA. The awesome thing about Book Bash though is she gave away 25 copies of her ARC Unwritten, which I was able to snag and am so excited to read!

I bought one of the 250 copies of Beautiful Oblivion for Jamie McGuire to sign


 Seeing Double In Neverland with Jennifer L. Armentrout at Book Bash. Fallon had 17 books to get signed and mission accomplished even with putting quotes in all of them. There will be some happy people come Alien Month. Jennifer was so great and barely took any time for herself. She wanted to make sure she got to every fan that attended.


The beautiful Blogger Tweet Party hosted by Penguin. They generously gave us each a bag of ARCs. One of the NA books we got being given away since we acquired 2 copies. We got to meet other bloggers and met Erin Galloway from Penguin who has been amazing.


Now the Giveaway! 1 Winner will get all the swag seen including a Sylvia Day signed tote, Finding Cinderella signed by Colleen Hoover and an ARC of All of You




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Fairy Month Throwback Thursday with Unhinged by A. G. Howard ~ Review by Fallon


5 Out of 5 Stars


Fallon's Review:

Alyssa is fighting her Wonderland urges now that she is back home. With Jeb she wants to deny that side of her but the when she is around Morpheus the Wonderland starts eating away wanting to break free. Jeb is off starting his life as a painter and Alyssa feels like she is still stuck. Weird things keep happening and Alyssa soon realizes Wonderland might not be so easy to leave behind. Morpheus takes the form of a foreign student. Of course Morpheus is attracting all the girls. Then there is a creepy clown who keeps popping up tormenting Alyssa.  


Now this is how I felt about the book. I had been so fortunate to have received and ARC of this book. Splintered was so awesome and Unique and A.G. Howard did not disappoint with this book. I am so obsessed with this book. Morpheus is yummy, Alyssa is the girl you wish you were, and i like Jeb a little more with each book. A. G. Howard had me glued from the very beginning. This book was even more twisted and darker then Splintered. My favorite part has to be the last chapter. I can not get enough. I keep reading it over and over again. Yes it is just that good. If you love the first you will be even more in love with Unhinged. I cant brag about this book enough. A. G. Howard is such a great writer with an incredible imagination. Morpheus is even more wonderfully appealing in this book. This is a 5 star must read.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#Giveaway ~ Celebrating our 6 Month Blogaversary with Veronica Rossi

Seeing Double In Neverland 6 Month Blogaversary

6 Months ago we posted our first review Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi


I was so fortunate to 6 months later attend Veronica Rossi's Launch under her pen name release with Lorin Oberweger. I attended the Boomerang Launch by Noelle August




These two Authors were Hilarious and adorable. They compared there new NA book Boomerang to the Hangover and I was like I am so in. They each read a chapter of the Dating scene Rossi who wrote Ethan and Oberweger who wrote Mia. They had everyone in the room laughing. We got to ask questions and found out this is a 3 book deal and there is talk of interest for film rights. (knock on wood) You could tell these two Authors worked so well together and had no problem with communication in there writing relationship. They both had loved the cover and did get some say in it. When I asked about did they always want to be a writer. Veronica expressed how she had been into the arts but found herself writing poetry that eventually turned into her love of writing. Lorin had written a poem in grade school and had a teacher encourage her and has been doing it and editing ever since. 




I got to hang out with and make friends with a group of bloggers from Miami 

                                                                        Veronica AKA (August), Fallon and Lorin AKA (Noelle)


I had the best time attending the after party courtesy of the Authors. They were so awesome and went above and beyond to make everyone so comfortable. I wish I had a picture of My Henna Tattoo I got of a storm in honor of Veronica. She took a picture on her phone because my camera died. I will post it if I get it soon. I loved talking books with Veronica and Lorin both love a strong female and one that has supportive people in there lives. They said they hate it when a lead character surrounds themselves with friends who treat them horrible. "Who would do that in real life"

So to thank our followers we are having a fun Giveaway 1 Winner will get a copy of Under The Never Sky signed plus tattoos by Veronica Rossi and as well as Boomerang signed by Noelle August





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