31 October 2013




Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a safe, SCARY, candy and FUN filled spooky day.

Here's to chills, shrills and thrills......

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30 October 2013

ALL THE PRETTY LIES by M. Leighton has a cover and we get to share it with you today! Check out how pretty it is and then look below to read all about the title and M. Leighton! That's right! M. Leighton is bringing us a new series!!



WOW! Talk about beautiful cover!!! I want to read this one now!

ALL THE PRETTY LIES is a New Adult Contemporary Romance filled with heat, lies, and romance. It is scheduled to be released November 12, 2013 which means we won't have TOO much longer to wait. Thank goodness....

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

About ALL THE PRETTY LIES:

All the Pretty Lies
“Live, no regrets”

Her…
Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 

Them…
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?



About the Author:

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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Title: Ignite (#1, Explosive Series)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2013
Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: After nearly a year and a half of grieving the loss of her husband, twenty-seven year old Alexa Sullivan Tate is headed back to her hometown after a decade of being away. She has no idea her high school crush, Jace McAllister, the guy who stole her heart the same night that he broke it, is more than ready to pick up the pieces. Jace has spent the last ten years in the Army defusing bomb after bomb, trying to forget the girl who ignited all his passions. Little does he know that the spark still exists. Ten years ago they had smoldering chemistry, but the spark between them now might light a fuse that leads to an explosion even Jace can't stop. Not that he wants to. If only Alexa can get past her guilt and trust her heart again. But how do you put it all on the line when you've already lost everything once before? *While this is a series, each book will be standalone with spinoff characters.

Purchase Ignite for $0.99 today ONLY! Get your copy before the price increases to $2.99.

 
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I nod, and she makes her way down the hall that I now see is lined with photographs. My stomach tightens, but I figure that I need to get this over with if I’m going to be staying here. I walk towards them, stopping at the first picture. I’m guessing it’s from the day they first met, the time she told me about, because she’s giving him a playful frown while he’s grinning at her like he’s already half in love with her, which, to be honest, he probably was. I feel a slight twinge as I take in the picture, knowing that at that moment he had no idea how short of a life he was going to have with her. Hell, he probably wouldn’t have even cared, as long as he had her while he could.

Shaking the thought out of my head, I browse each one. There are candid shots of them mixed throughout professional ones from events such as her graduation, Sierra and Jeremy’s wedding, and what looks like an engagement party. As I pass each picture, it’s becoming more real to me that she had a whole separate life before we reconnected. Strangely, I’m not bothered by it, seeing how happy she looks in these pictures, even though it was with another man and not me. I’ll admit that I was a little worried when she told me about their fighting, but looking at these pictures? I know Ty made her a happy woman, and I’m grateful that she had that while she could. Do I wish it had been me? Fuck yes, but what can you do?

Coming to the last picture, I’m breathless as the image of Alexa in a wedding dress enters my vision. I’m moving in for closer inspection when she comes out of her room, stopping when she catches me. Her hand covers her mouth as she closes her eyes for a split second. She swallows hard before walking towards me. She reaches out her hand as if to touch my arm before pulling it back, obviously thinking better of it.

“Jace, I… This is probably awkward, I’m sorry. I just… I wasn’t expecting you, and I don’t…” She trails off as she stares at the wall, glancing at the picture before turning her eyes towards the floor.



About the Author: 

I'm a twenty six year old book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and am married to a guy 15 inches taller than me. We're quite the pair! We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats.

I've been reading since I was a kid. My mom was a librarian, so it was a given. Heck, she even made sure we watched Wishbone instead of the Smurfs. In 2011 when I graduated from college, my mom bought me a Nook, and then in the summer of 2012 I found this amazing site called Goodreads. I was introduced to so many amazing indie/self-published authors. After reading almost 400 books that year, my husband gave me the push to finally sit down and write my own. It was a rocky start, but over time the words started flowing and I couldn't get Jace and Lexi out of my head.

If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter.

I LOVE to hear from readers, so please feel free to contact via any social media site listed below.
   

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For a limited time, The Darkest Part By: Trisha Wolfe is on sale for .99CENTS!

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Title: The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood, #1)
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Publisher: 374 Pages (August 6th, 2013)

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only...is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him...plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.

New Adult Contemporary coming this year.

What readers are saying about THE DARKEST PART...

"This is a great story that captures every element bringing it to a full circle of knowledge and love. A worthy read that is unique and entertaining, The Darkest Part is great." - Savannah @ BooksWithBite

"The Darkest Part is not your typical NA. It’s a powerful mentally and emotional story about true love and finding your way out of the darkness. Something that only a talented writer can pull off." - Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed

"The Darkest Part is emotional, raw, dark, and passionate, and I felt each of those emotions with Sam and Holden through the entire novel." - Ellen @ Always YA At Heart





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"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight a soon-to-be-released book that you are very much anticipating. "Waiting On" Wednesday will also give bloggers an opportunity to share ideas for our TBR lists.


Title: Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter #2)
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer+Bray, 368 Pages (January 28th, 2014)
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Synopsis: To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it.

Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her.

As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes, Juliet fears one of her father’s creations may have also escaped the island. She is determined to find the killer before Scotland Yard does, though it means awakening sides of herself she had thought long banished, and facing loves from her past she never expected to see again.

As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in the midst of a world of scandal and danger. Her heart torn in two, past bubbling to the surface, life threatened by an obsessive killer—Juliet will be lucky to escape alive.

With inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a tantalizing mystery about the hidden natures of those we love and how far we’ll go to save them from themselves.


Title: Erased (Altered #2)
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 288 Pages (January 7th, 2014)
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Pre-order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: They thought they had escaped. They were wrong.

After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is trying to make sense of the memories resurfacing from her old life. At the same time, she's learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam's rules: Don't draw attention to yourself. Always carry a weapon. Know your surroundings. Watch your back.

Then a figure from Anna's childhood reappears. Is it a Branch setup, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for? Uncertain of where her loyalties lie, Anna must fight to learn the truth -- before she is betrayed again. Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased?

Jennifer Rush delivers a thrilling sequel to Altered in a novel packed with mysteries, lies, and surprises that are sure to keep readers guessing until the last page is turned.

Two books for this weeks Waiting on Wednesday and I can't wait for each! I am LOVING the covers for both. The Madman's daughter was just creepy enough and that ending.. man! Yeah, totally hooked. As for Erased.... Let's just take a moment of silence for that cover. And, well... it's NICK! I don't know about you, but I can always use more Nick in my life. Altered is a must read, Jennifer Rush is an AWESOME author and I'd do just about anything to read Erased sooner rather than later. 

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29 October 2013

Review - More Than Jamie Baker By: Kelly Oram

Title: More Than Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #2)
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields, 342 Pages (October 15th, 2013)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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Check out my review of: Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker, #1)
Synopsis: Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn't enough.

After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it's time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.

Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan's attempts to get her into spandex aren't the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.

Review: 4 Stars - More Than Jamie Baker By Kelly Oram is the second in the Jamie Baker series and let me tell you, it sure did live up to the “More” in its title. These books are always such a fun read yet as the characters grow and get older their issues change and in this installment there were a lot of changes going around.

Jamie and Ryan are finally out of High School and away in college. Readers of “New Adult” looking for a story that is free of sex, that tends to come with the category, should pick these up! It’s not often that you find a title in this category that doesn’t have sex through it, yet with Orams writing and how character driven her books are, there’s nothing at all missing because really, she has everything else and then some! Plus, during this age and time in their adult lives there’s more going on and I know I enjoyed a book that wasn’t focused on just the over the top intimate part of a couple’s relationship. While sex in “New Adult” titles far from bothers me, this was just a new change. I believe that this is a fantastic showing of just how well a “New Adult” title can be written, without the sex.

I loved Jamie’s story in the first book – Being Jamie Baker. I loved watching her navigate Ryan’s interest and watching her try to deal with her ever growing powers. Her parents are present in both books and want nothing but what’s best for her and that’s keeping these powers under wraps. Ryan’s the same and man, that guy will do anything to 1) keep Jamie safe and 2) get her into a wonder woman costume. The second is beyond comical, trust me there.

There are some characters from the first book that make appearances through this one which some were welcomed and some you just wanted to smack. There are some new key players that’ll have you grinding your teeth, just as I was. There are also new struggles for Jamie and Ryan and trouble around every corner.

To me Oram writes extremely absorbing characters. Her writing always flows with ease and I’m always left wanting more. I am such a fan of everything I’ve read of hers so far and I look forward to what’s next.

Speaking of what’s next…. Kelly… that ending!?! I wanted to scream! I wanted to throw my Kindle! How on earth could you leave us hanging like that?! That’s one of the worst cliffhanger endings I have EVER read! I was hoping and praying for one outcome and you gave us… well, not that at all. I still am affected by it weeks after reading! Talk about rough… *sigh*

Oram is without a doubt an auto buy/read author. I highly recommend her titles and suggest keeping an eye out for more from her in the future. I think she has some amazing things in the works… or at least I’m assuming she does because that’s how she’s been in the past. I can’t wait for more and you shouldn’t wait any longer either! Go grab one of her titles today and enjoy!


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A HUGE Happy release day to - Fisher Amelie's GREED!!

I'm SO excited to join in the release day launch. GREED is a mature young adult/new adult contemporary novel and is the second book in The Seven Deadly Series. Check out what I have for you today and then enter to win in the blog tour giveaway! You could win a signed copy of VAIN, Book 1 in the series, or a Kindle Fire! 


NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+



ABOUT GREED (Book 2 in the Seven Deadly Series):

Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours...because that’s what I do. I want.

My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.

I’m Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

About Fisher Amelie:

Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.




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Happy release day to Addison Moore and her latest title -
Someone To Love (Someone To Love Series) by Addison Moore

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: “If you don’t give your heart away, you can’t get it broken.” When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across the country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately that’s exactly what gorgeous Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So Kendall devises a plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself—Garrison University’s own playboy. But as real feelings emerge, the game gets complicated, and Kendall and Cruise will find themselves questioning everything they thought they knew about love.

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.
About Addison Moore:

Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

Blog: http://addisonmoorewrites.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Addison-Moore/140192649382294 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AddisonMoore


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Title: ECHOES IN THE GLASS
Author: Cheri Lasota
Publisher: Ever-Sea Press (December 2013)
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime. McKenna hides the pain of a terrible betrayal. When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past? Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. McKenna Lucas, the lightkeeper’s daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go. The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own… When Finnian and McKenna uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1934, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.  

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Cheri Lasota has written poetry and fiction for sixteen years, edited fiction for nine years and recently jumped headlong into design work for enhanced e-books. She has a great love for all things techy, so she finds herself pushing the boundaries of e-book marketing and design at every turn. Her passion for fiction and helping other novelists achieve their goals is without limits.   Her bestselling debut novel, ARTEMIS RISING, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri just released her how-to e-book DESIGN AND UPLOAD YOUR EPUB and is currently finishing up her second YA novel, ECHOES IN THE GLASS, set on the Oregon Coast.

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28 October 2013

Hey readers! I have a couple of things... more like ALL THINGS Adam Kunz to talk to you about! First off, if you haven't read One Tiny Secret, you have NO idea what you're missing! I LOVED THIS BOOK!

Check out all the info about the book, a link to my review is below and then keep reading further down because I haven't even gotten to the AWESOME news yet!

Title: One Tiny Secret
Author: Adam Kunz
Publisher: C.A. Kunz LLC, 413 Pages (May 16th, 2013)
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Check out my review of: One Tiny Secret
Synopsis: **Mature Content Warning** Recommended for 17+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.

Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.

Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.

After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.

When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge begins to lose its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?

One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.





Now's your chance! Go grab One Tiny Secret while it's on sale! Seriously, you can't beat this price and it won't be .99cents forever!

Go one-click the heck outta this one and then come back and tell me how much you loved it!

Now even more excitement!!!
I have some info on Adams soon to be released title -


Here's a piece of the cover for Two Little Lies. Over 8 blogs (listed and links below) will each share a piece and on Halloween we'll get to see the FULL cover! I can't wait to see it!!!

Now about how the synopsis??

Lies can be very dangerous and deadly little things.

Almost four years after Laney Matthews survived a brush with death by the hands of the serial killer, Robbie The Prowler Jameson, she’s finally picked up the pieces of her life and started over. She’s made new friends, began dating again, attended countless therapy sessions, and is about to graduate in the spring from Blackburn University. Ever since that fateful night, Laney has tried to surround herself with positivity, and so far she’s succeeded…but that’s all about to come crashing down around her.

When news of Robbie’s release from prison, due to a technicality, is plastered all over the news, Laney’s bubble of security bursts and she begins to withdraw from everyday life. Her friends come up with an idea to pull her from this slump and plan a fun winter break getaway in order to clear her head. It’s here that she comes face to face again with Brent Lyles, the one that got away, and she begins to realize that maybe he’s the exact thing she’s been missing in her crazy life.

Something’s amiss at the sprawling rental property though, and when things quickly take a deadly turn, Laney and her friends are forced to fight for their lives. Has The Prowler returned to finish what he started years ago? And is Laney prepared to stand up to her past demons once and for all?

Expected Release Date – Late December (2013)/January (2014)


About the Author: 

Adam Kunz is the A part of the mother and son author duo C.A. Kunz. Growing up, he always had a fondness for R.L. Stine's Fear Street series. So, it was a no brainer when he decided to write his own novel that it'd be a thrilling mystery with a dash of horror, and some romance thrown in for good measure. When he's not busy writing, Adam enjoys his job at a theme park in Orlando, Florida as a d├ęcor consultant. This job brings him face to face with all sorts of nightmarish creatures, especially when he decorates the haunted houses for the park's annual Halloween event. It's been said by many that his addiction to Starbucks coffee will most likely be his downfall later in life.


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Thursday, Oct. 24th - Book Crack
Friday, Oct. 25th - Book Vacations
Saturday, Oct. 26th - Forbidden Reviews
Sunday, Oct. 27th - I Love Indie Books
Monday, Oct. 28th - A Life Bound By Books
Tuesday, Oct. 29th - A Love Affair With Books
Wednesday, Oct. 30th - My Secret Romance Book Reviews
Thursday, Oct. 31st - Shh Mom's Reading

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A Perfect Mistake (A Perfect Secret Series, Book #2)
By Zoe Dawson
Releasing December 9, 2013
New Adult/Adult Contemporary/Mystery
Cover designed by: Okay Creations

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: How can they have a future when their past is based on a lie? The perfect preacher’s daughter, Verity Fairchild, has something that only she and God know about and she wants to keep it that way. Her mistake was easy to keep secret when she was out of town, but now that she's come back to Hope Parish for the summer, she comes face-to-face with the guy responsible for it all. Boone Outlaw nearly ruined everything for her and despite the fact that he's now working at her father's church, she's determined to stay as far away from him as possible. Boone Outlaw doesn't understand Verity's anger towards him. He barely knows her. In high school she was Holy Mary Verity and she was off limits - except in his dreams where Verity seems way too real. Most of the time he was wasted in high school, not the type of boy Verity would ever look at twice, but he can’t shake the feeling that something might have happened between them. He’s going to break his own rules to get the answers he needs straight from Verity. What will Verity do when she finds something in Boone that she never knew existed and her perfect mistake is the only thing that could stand between them and their happiness? Will she sacrifice Boone to keep her secret?

YAY for another Outlaw book boy! I can't wait to read his story! Well, I'm dying to find out what he heck is going on between him and Verity. This should be an interesting read! 

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Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.

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Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By Books & Much Loved Books!

It’s a fact that book lovers know all about the covers of the books they covet.  Often when a title is released here in the UK, it’s sometimes vastly different across the pond in the US.  So, Michelle from Much Loved Books and I have come together to create Book Wars to talk about the difference in covers when it comes to the US vs. UK versions. We hope from time to time authors will chime in with their thoughts as well. We welcome everyone to comment and share their thoughts too! The more the merrier!

Book Wars is a new feature for both of us which we hope to post every Monday, while we get it up and running this is subject to change as we participate in other features or tours we have committed to prior to setting up Book Wars.

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for The Immortal Rules is..... the UK cover!  Thank you to everyone who voted for both books, and for helping to picking a winner.


Also, there's a poll at the bottom of the post that we'd love to hear your input for the two covers! Tell us which one YOU love the most.

Left: US - Right: UK

Title: The Fury (The Fury #1)
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: US - Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 688 Pages (July 23rd, 2013) UK - Faber and Faber Children's Books, 535 Pages (April 5th, 2012)
Add to: Goodreads USA Version | Goodreads UK Version
Order online here: USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository UK: Amazon UK, Waterstones, W H Smith, The Book Depository
Synopsis: From the creator of the Escape from Furnace series, a ferocious epic of supernatural terror, perfect for Stephen King fans

Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you, if every person you know, every person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage . . . That’s the horrifying reality for Cal, Brick, and Daisy. Friends, family, even moms and dads, are out to get them. Their world has the Fury. It will not rest until they are dead.

In Alexander Gordon Smith’s adrenaline-fueled saga, Cal and the others must uncover the truth about what is happening before it destroys them all. But survival comes at a cost. In their search for answers, what they discover will launch them into battle with an enemy of unimaginable power.

About the author: 

Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the Escape from Furnace series of young adult novels, including Lockdown and Solitary. Born in 1979 in Norwich, England, he always wanted to be a writer. After experimenting in the service and retail trades for a few years, Smith decided to go to University. He studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, and it was here that he first explored his love of publishing. Along with poet Luke Wright, he founded Egg Box Publishing, a groundbreaking magazine and press that promotes talented new authors. He also started writing literally hundreds of articles, short stories and books ranging from Scooby Doo comic strips to world atlases, Midsomer Murders to X-Files. The endless research for these projects led to countless book ideas germinating in his head. His first book, The Inventors, written with his nine-year-old brother Jamie, was published in the U.K. in 2007. He lives in England.

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Let the Wars Begin: Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favorite cover.

Lisa This is another rough week for me. Because I love the UK cover, but I think the US cover shows just how dark and creepy a story truly is. But I like the look of the UK cover too... UGH! I think I'm voting for the UK cover this week because while I do love a great scary story, I think this cover is just a bit TOO creepy for me. UK gets my vote this week.
Michelle This is a tough one for me as not only have I not read the book, I don't recall hearing about it before. After reading the synopsis and looking at both covers I think I am going to go for the USA one for today. The UK one doesn't really inspire me to want to pick up the book, yet the USA one is creepy, and to me this would be a challenge to see if the book lived up to the creepiness of the cover.
Its a USA vote for me this week.
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27 October 2013


Title: Never Let Go
Author: Scarlett Edwards
Publisher: (October 17, 2013)
Genre: New Adult Romance
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: The start of college heralds new beginnings and new friendships.  It gives every girl a chance to reinvent herself.

I go and screw mine up by meeting the most gorgeous guy I’ve laid eyes on in five years while talking to my cat outside my dorm.

But Andrew Crowner is far from judgmental.  After helping me move my things to my room, he has me smitten by his easy manners and kind smile.  And from the way his eyes linger on me before he leaves, I start to think that maybe I’ve caught his attention, too.

I let myself believe that luck might finally be on my side until I stumble upon my roommate… and her overnight guest.
Spencer Ashford.

Lean and tattooed, sexy as sin and dangerous, Spencer is exactly the type I want to avoid.  I would have no trouble with that… were it not for his swift and inexplicable interest in me.

In the span of a week, I go from a girl with next-to-no experience with boys to one caught in the cross hairs of two totally different men.

Andrew’s interest is wholesome and sweet.  Spencer’s is edgy and raw.  The  choice should be easy.  But there are always complications, and sometimes, matters of the heart take the least expected turns.

Review: 3.5 Stars - Never Let Go by Author Scarlett Edwards is the first title in what looks to be a new series. With the ending leaving things more than open for the story to continue, following the same characters that we’ve met in this title, I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next.

I’ve said it before many times over and I’ll say it again… I’m a HUGE fan of “New Adult” titles and getting a chance to read and review this one for the blog tour was yet another book I jumped at the chance of reading. It’s not the best, but there’s enough from beginning to end of the story and the characters that are interesting and endearing.

One of the main things I liked about this book was that there was a good guy and a bad guy after our female leads affections. While it is written somewhat as a love triangle, things quickly change when true colors are shown. That’s something that I appreciated about the story. It’s not often when reading that I find a story such as this… where a characters true personality comes through after so long of trying to keep up the first impression pretenses. We all know that in life you go about to be on your best, or as close to your best behavior when you meet someone. However, keeping that up after so long is harder to do than anyone ever expects. And that’s what I appreciated in this story. That we had a chance to see what happened when people change and their true selves come out.

For me, I wasn’t a fan of Andrew the more I read. He was such a nice guy but he kind of creeped me out. It wasn’t long until I read one scene and I felt so let down for Paige. Andrew has his reasons for keeping to the strict rules so his decisions early on in the book were admiral and understandable. However, there was something that kept niggling in my mind about him that I just couldn’t get past.

Spencer, while he’s one of those bad boys that all the girls want.. the one who doesn’t do the girl friend thing? Yeah, that’s him… there’s something about him that is honest and sincere. You can see there’s some possible cracks to his bad boy persona that just need the right girl to come along and chip away at that armor he’s wearing.

There are a couple parts in the story that these characters showed their age, and some misunderstandings that gave these characters a more realistic feel, which was something else I appreciated.

All in all the more of the story I read and got to know the characters the more I liked the book as a whole. There were a few parts that were a bit rocky for me and a few that I could see coming, but there was a couple of twists that I didn’t so that made up for things a bit. I liked that this is the beginning of a series, which again I didn’t see coming but was glad because the closer I got to the end of the book the more I felt like this was more of a beginning than an end. The writing was done well and I can’t wait to read what comes next! Those who like a great contemporary story should give this one a try; I think “New Adult” readers will enjoy this one!









About the Author: 

I’m Scarlett Edwards.  I wrote my first book as a college sophomore.  After six months of edits, it made its debut as Yours to Savor.

That was at the start of 2013.  I’ve written more books since then.  You can find them all here.

It’s funny how quickly life changes.  I used to think I’d need a degree to get a “Real Job.”  Then I wrote a few books, they got somewhat popular, and now I’m living the life as a full-time romance author.

Thanks to all my readers for making my dream come true.


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