27 February 2013

"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: The Fury (The Fury #1)
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 688 Pages (July 23rd, 2013)
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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.

Title: The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1)
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, 480 Pages (May 7th, 2013)
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Synopsis: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Title: Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires #14)
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: New American Library, 352 Pages (May 7th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make...

Why did I selected the titles for this weeks WoW? I think I'll let these amazing new books and a new addition to one of my favorite series speak for themselves.

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26 February 2013

Title: Emancipating Andie
Author: Priscilla Glenn
Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Expected release: March 2013
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Synopsis: Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

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Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.

If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.

Glenn is also the author of the contemporary romance/YA crossover BACK TO YOU.

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LOVED Back to You and I'm seriously looking forward to Emancipating Andie!!!

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25 February 2013

Title: Wounded
Author: Jasinda Wilder
Publisher: 277 Pages (December 16th, 2012)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" title and is intended for adult readers due to mature content.

Synopsis: War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival. Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal.

The one impossibility in my life is love.

And then I meet HIM.

War is hell. It takes a chunk out of a man's very soul to do the kinds of things war demands of you. You live with fear, you live with guilt, and you live with nightmares. If you haven't been through it, there's no understanding it. War leaves no room for love, no room for tenderness or softness. You gotta be hard, closed off, and ready to fight every moment of every day. Lose focus for a split second, and you're dead.

Now the only thing that can save me is HER.


          I have nothing to do but think. Nothing but memory and pain.
          Derek is dead. It just hit me. I was too involved in the pain and in the mystery of Rania, but now, alone while she "works," all I have to do is feel the pain. Derek is dead.
          God. He was my best friend. My only real friend. My brother. I've killed for him. We've stood over each other's bleeding bodies.
          He's gone, but the pain won't let me cry. I can't. I don't know how anymore. After my parents died I wept, alone in a bathroom. I haven't since. Not for anything.
          I won't cry for Derek, either. He wouldn't want me to. He'd tell me to get drunk in his memory. Bang a hot chick for him. Of course, none of that will happen now.

          The reality of my situation is hitting me. I'm wounded, surrounded by insurgents. There's no sign of my unit. They might eventually come back for me, or at least to find my body. Until then, I'm stuck here. Reliant on this girl, this slip of a thing, this prostitute.
          Rania. Her name is music. Her eyes are veiled pools of expression. She hides behind anger, behind toughness. It's all an act. I see the pain. See the fear. See the need. She's lonely. She hates what she does.

          I think I confuse her as much as she does me.
She's back, cleaning herself up. It's a familiar pattern now. She returns from the building next door, a half-destroyed mosque, I think it's called. The irony of a prostitute operating in a bombed-out church isn't lost on me.

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24 February 2013

Wow! The amazing book boys are all around the blog right now and are looking for a date with one lucky, LUCKY reader. Seriously guys, I wish I could enter to win a "virtual date" with one of this book boys. So far "It's A Date!" has been going great and I thank everyone for stopping by and entering.

While the last two days have been spent with some swoon-able bad boys - Kaidan from Sweet Evil and Dante from The Collector, today I have a chance to bring you someone a bit different but who I have an epic love for, today I'm excited to bring you....


Title: Altered (Altered, #1)
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 336 Pages (January 1st, 2013)
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Synopsis: When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Interview with Cas - 

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

Ate chocolate.

What's your idea of the perfect date?

There would be food involved. Definitely food. And ice cream, which is like the upper echelon of food. Maybe some Celine Dion. Love that chic.

Say you're making a Mixed CD for someone special/important to you. What would be on that CD?

Celine Dion! My heart will go on. And on and on. It’s a big heart. I have love for everyone. Gather in ladies! There’s plenty to go around!

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Umm, should all chocolate have a caramel center? Fact: Yes.

Describe the perfect girl?

I don’t discriminate.

And lastly, what's the best way to YOUR heart?

I think we've already covered that. Ice cream. Caramel filled chocolate. Celine Dion. Free love. Also, BBQing.

"Little known fact: Valentine's Day is also known as National Make-Out With Cas Day. So let's celebrate it together!" - Cas, ALTERED

Don't forget to check out the last two days on the blog when I had a chance to spread the love for Kaidan from Sweet Evil and Dante from The Collector.
Thanks guys! You make my heart all melty-swoon!

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23 February 2013

Can I just say how much I love all three of these delicious book boys? WOW! So, yesterday my blog featured Kaidan of Sweet Evil and today I bring you another swoon-fest. Each of these wonderful book boys want to spend a "Date" with YOU! Yep, they sure do so check it out and enter, enter, enter!

And now, as excited as I was to interview this bad, bad boy I'm ecstatic I finally get to share it with everyone! Today I bring you.....
DANTE from The Collector

Title: The Collector (Dante Walker, #1)
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen, 400 Pages (April 2nd, 2013)
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Synopsis: He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Interview with Dante -

What did you do for Valentine's day?

The usual--sealing the souls of bad girls everywhere. I got a job to do, and there's never a day off for hell's #1 collector. Of course, I get why dudes like V-Day. Their girl's all happy and smiley and touchy. It must be kind of nice. But it's whatever.

What's your idea of the perfect date?

Easy. Being with a girl somewhere quiet. I don't dig the whole crowded scene. If I got a girl, I want her one on one. Maybe a drive-in movie where we're kicking it in my ride. Or maybe just on her couch while her parents (who hate me) are asleep upstairs. Oh, and V-Day is about gifts. Let's not skirt around that. Whatever my girl wanted, she'd get. Anything. There'd probably be flowers involved, too. Girls dig that stuff, no?

Say you're making a Mixed CD for someone special/important to you. What would be on that CD?

A lot of angry, violent music. It is what it is.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

No comment. Maybe. I don't know. No comment.

Describe the perfect girl?

Eff. This mess is hard. Okay, I guess she'd be...alive. Not as in heart beating, although that'd be a plus. I just...I'd want someone who really lived. Someone whose face lit up at the smallest thing, ya know? But it doesn't matter. I'm dead, and I've got a full time job in the fullest of ways. So there's no sense in thinking about crap like that.

And lastly, what's the best way to YOUR heart?


"I'm a self-assured, finger-lickin' delicious demon from hell. And I want to show you how good it feels to be bad. Pick me, doll. You won't regret it." - Dante Walker, THE COLLECTOR

Be sure to check out yesterdays post with Kaidan from Sweet Evil & Sweet Peril and tomorrows post with Cas from Altered!

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22 February 2013

So, for the "It's A Date!" event I wanted to take some time to spend a day here on my blog with each of the boys. WOW, let me tell you it's been exciting and so much fun! The winners of the event are in for a great "Date!"

And today I had the pleasure of interviewing.....

KAIDAN from Sweet Evil & Sweet Peril!

Title: Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen, 453 Pages (May 1st, 2012)
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Synopsis: Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Title: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen, 374 Pages (April 30th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Interview with Kaidan -

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What did you do for Valentine's day?

~ If I'm being honest, I slept in late and spent the day being pissed off at the world. Then went out with my band mates and got trashed. (Sorry, luvs, honesty isn't always romantic, eh?)

What's your idea of the perfect date?

~ Right then. I don't date. (Again with the honesty.) I mostly meet girls at gigs and pubs and parties.

Say you're making a Mixed CD for someone special/important to you. What would be on that CD?

~ Hahaha...oh wait...you're serious. Okay, someone special. Er...only ever burned CDs for my own self (selfish bloke that I am).  I suppose I'd fill the CD with songs that made me think of said special someone - whether it's lyrics that speak of them, or a tune that seems to play along with a memory I have of them. In other words, the songs would depend on the person.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

~ No. I know I'm breaking all sorts of Valentine's rules by saying this, but I barely believe in love.  However, you can bet your fine backside I believe in lust at first sight.

Describe the perfect girl?

~ As far as physical description I have no perfect girl because I like it all - hair color, eye color, skin color, body type - what's not to like? Variety and individuality are beautiful things.  But as personalities go, I prefer open-minded, "chill" girls who like to have a good time.

And lastly, what's the best way to YOUR heart?

~ Random acts of kindness.  What?  I'm being serious... *winks*

"You can't change a bad boy, so just enjoy him. ~Kaidan Rowe, SWEET EVIL"

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Title: The Boys of Summer (Summer #1)
Author: C.J. Duggan
Publisher: December 17th, 2012, (321 Pages)
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NOTE: Power is a "New Adult" title and is intended for a 18 and older reader due to mature content.

Synopsis: It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn't help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn't relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Warning: sexual references, and occasional coarse language.


          Moon rays filtered through the windshield, giving the cabin an otherworldly glow.

          Toby’s perfect teeth were illuminated when he smiled. “You know, you are the worst winner!” He shook his head. “Ever since you won the bet, you've been apologizing  Just go with it, enjoy it, because I assure you, next time …” - he leaned closer - “… you will not be the winner.” He pulled back, smug.

          I curved a brow. “Next time?”

          He nodded. “I fully intend to redeem myself.”

          “Want a chance to rebuild your shattered ego, do you? I bet you’re itching to fix my bike so you can be rid of me once and for all.” I shouldered him gently, teasing him as I would Adam. And then I realized what I had done; I had treated him like my friends. He looked down at his shoulder, then up at me. His eyes shadowed with untold meanings that I couldn't read.

          “What if I didn't want to fix your bike?” he said in all seriousness.

          “Why, is my company so stimulating that you can’t bear the thought of being without me?” I teased nervously.

          I was aiming for light and airy, but something must have gone wrong with my delivery because Toby’s face went blank. He looked out into the lights of Onslow, ran his tongue over his bottom lip and sighed.

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C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.

The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.

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21 February 2013

POWER, Book Tour

Title: Power (The Descendant Trilogy #1)
Author: Theresa M. Jones
Publisher: Theresa M. Jones, 298 Pages (February 2013)
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NOTE: Power is a "New Adult" title and is intended for a 17 and older reader due to mature content.

Synopsis: Thousands of years after the battle between the angels, when Lucifer was defeated by Michael in the Heavens, the war is still being fought on Earth by the humans who have their Power, the Angel’s Power.

Allison Stevens is a 21 year old single mother who gets thrown into the middle of this battle when Damien, the Leader of the Rising, decides to hunt her down and kill her because he fears she is the descendant prophesied to save the world.

David, a member of the Order, takes Allison under his wing in order to show her the ropes, and hopefully groom her into being the one they have been waiting for. The only problem is that they start to grow more attached than a teacher/student relationship should allow.

But that isn’t all. Damien wants to open the Seven Seals and bring about the apocalypse and it’s up to Allison to not only save herself and her family, but save the world, all while trying to keep her heart from breaking.

No problem… right?

POWER is the first book in a New Adult (Mature YA) Paranormal Romance Trilogy and is the debut novel for author Theresa M Jones.

EXCERPT - Part of Chapter One

          I fell asleep before I had even covered myself up, just after my head touched the pillow. The dreams that had been haunting me so often left me miserable, exhausted, and craving rest.

           My legs trembled as I tried to push myself to go faster. Despite the adrenaline that surged through me and the exertion from every cell of my being, I felt frozen. I shivered and yet was sweating at the same time. Waves of terror pulsed through my every limb. 

          Where was I going? Where could I go to get away from him? He knows where I am all the time, even though I have no clue as to my own whereabouts. 

            I slowed, just briefly, to try to catch a good long drag of air hoping it would fill up my lungs and give me strength to continue on. However, instead of the oxygen that I so desperately needed, I breathed in the rank air of pure evil. It was the same foul scent I smelled every time he was close. I could taste it on my tongue. 

            I could feel him closer now than ever before. Pure horror seeped in and I was running again. To where, I was still unsure. 

           Just as I could feel myself actually widening the distance between us for once, I slid to a stop. I had almost run into  a huge wall that blocked my path. It was not quite brick, but made of reddish gray stones that were symmetrical in every way. No cracks, no breaks, no holes. A perfect wall. Dark green moss was growing up the wall in many spots, making it slightly slippery and shiny looking. I stood there wondering how a wall like this was built, or rather how it came to be here, right here in front of me, blocking my only escape. 

          The small amount of moonlight that had been lighting my path suddenly disappeared leaving absolute blackness and the faint smell of damp. I turned. I felt for the wall behind me now as the slimy moss caressed my fingertips.  I heard him walking towards me. As if he realized there was no possible way for me to escape him now.

           Then he stopped. 

           There was no sight now in this dreadful black, no taste, the wall was somehow no longer touching me, and if it weren’t for his atrocious smell, I might be able to think I had just ceased to exist. But it was the loss of sound that unnerved me the most. The only sound now was my breathing, the ragged gasping noise that cut through me with every breath and reminded me why I had been running in the first place. 

           That’s when it I felt it. I could feel it first around him, a concentrated evil that spread over the grass and through the air towards me. Like a match to a stream of gasoline, the feeling of hate and anger spread like wildfire. I felt it circling me, searing my skin and burning inside me at the same time. It took away my air. My lungs begged me for oxygen and my eyes burned as tears started to flood down my face. 

           When I had almost lost myself to the pain, something changed. He felt it the same instant I did. And instead of the hateful, anger-filled, death-like feeling that was surrounding me, I felt hope. It started right in the center of my chest and expanded out through my whole torso, like being dipped in a warm bath after being outside in the snow. It spread down to my toes and up to my head at the same time. A wave of pure hope, love, or… joy! I felt strong and courageous. No, powerful

          This new feeling of power poured through me and out through my fingertips, pushing away the dread and hate that had been eating at me, and straight across to the hateful man standing in front of me. I was surprised by the intensity. The force. The strength. I knew that he could feel it too, surging out of me and flowing freely wherever it felt the need to go.

Character Profiles -


Allison is a young, unwed mother, who has to really grow up when she realizes that she has descended from a line of powerful women, destined to help save the world. She is stubborn, impatient, honest and cares more for others than herself.


David is a powerful member of the Order (a group of Powerful humans) who takes Allison under his wing to help her on her journey. He begins to have deep feelings for her though, and the line between their student/teacher relationship begins to blur. He is compassionate, considerate, and super hot.


Rick is an older man, and on the Council in the Order. (The council are the most powerful beings in the Order) He had been around Allison when she was younger, but then left, as he had to fulfill his duties of trying to keep the world safe. Though she doesn’t know it, he never stopped caring for Allison, and will always love her as if she were his own daughter.


Damien is the Leader of the Rising (the bad guys) who has come to believe that Allison is the prophesied descendant destined to save the world, and kill him. In his spare time, he enjoys torturing helpless humans, and vows he will bring about the Apocalypse.


Lilith is Damiens right had man (or woman) and lives mainly to please herself. She is very powerful, but still only wants to be more powerful. She is fiercely loyal to Damien and truly believes in his mission to start the Apocalypse.


Samantha is Allisons Five year old daughter, who is smart beyond her years, and saves Allisons life in more than one way. 

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Theresa M Jones is just a regular small town, Texas girl. When she isn't at work at a local Medical Equipment provider,you can find her at home with her husband and two beautiful (and rambunctious) kiddos.

In her spare time- as if there ever was such a thing as "spare time" - she reads and reviews books on her book blog, and writes paranormal romance novels.

POWER (The Descendent Trilogy #1) is her debut New Adult (Mature YA) Paranormal Romance novel.

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20 February 2013

Title: Giving Up The Ghost (A 13 Shades of Red Novel)
Author: S.A. Price
Publisher: Sisters Price Publishing, (February 19th, 2013)
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NOTE: This title is considered "New Adult" and is intended for a 17 and older audience due to mature content.

Synopsis: Rhys Bellamy is the front man for the wildly successful 13 Shades of Red, a band hailing from New Orleans that is just a bit more then they appear. He’s sexy, caustic and on a path of self destruction that has everything to do with the fact that he can speak to the dead. A man hounded by the death of his fiancĂ©e, Rhys is a lothario of the highest caliber. His life, his band, and his agony celebrates his lost love, Phaedra, and it has made him a very popular man with the ladies, even if they will never mean anything to him. Too bad Phaedra has never and will never contact him.

When the band’s first US tour meets with some unforeseen management issues, Saffron Richards is brought in to take care of it. A veteran of the business, Saffron knows all about Rhys and his reputation and doesn’t want to become another notch on his belt. Too bad fate has it in for the both of them, and gives them an attraction neither can deny.

But life on the road with an up and coming band has its problems, from bosses to groupies to just plain old flat tires. And Phaedra, who has been watching from the mists and reveling in the misery of her lost lover doesn’t want to see him happy. Being together is harder than it sounds, especially when Phaedra crosses the veils on All Hallows Eve to reignite the love that Saffron has set to ash in Rhys. And Phaedra is not giving him up without a fight. Not because she loves him, but because she doesn’t ever want him to forget.

Warning: this is considered a New Adult genre release. Reader discretion is advised.


Because All women wanted a man as fine as Rhys Bellamy to pine for them till the end of time, wanted a man to be so devoted that no one would ever touch his heart again… and she was no different. But it wasn’t him she wanted, like so many in the crowd thought of him, no she knew it was the idea, what he, his songs and his voice represented, true, blinding and insane love.

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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: The Program (Program #1)
Author: Suzanne Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse, 416 Pages (April 30th, 2013)
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Synopsis: In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

Title: Life After Theft
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen, 352 Pages (April 30th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Moving to a new high school sucks. Especially a rich-kid private school. With uniforms. But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead. And a klepto.

No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so--in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history--he agrees to help her complete her "unfinished business." But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff's new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he's made the right choice.

Clash meets sass in this uproarious modern-day retelling of Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Two titles today and I have to admit that I've read The Program a couple months ago and it's seriously good. It's so good that I needed the next one right then and there. It's extremely unique and I loved the characters. Keep an eye out for that review soon. The second book, Live After Theft... just sounds way too good to pass up! Private school, a ghost who is a klepto? Yeah, count me in on reading this one.

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19 February 2013

Cover Reveal: Unbroken By: Melody Grace

Expected publication: March 12th 2013

"Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane…"

Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Cedar Cove—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.

Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Cedar Cove to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.

A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken?
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content.*

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