06/29/12



Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch & Giveaway

IF YOU FIND MECheck out the cover for If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch. If You Find Me was formerly titled as The Patron Saint of Beans. It’s hitting shelves on April 2, 2013 so mark your calendars! I’ve had the opportunity to read this one and it was fabulous! Heartbreaking and hopeful all wrapped up in one!

Another reason why you will want to mark the release on your calendars is because a portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit Taylor Hendrix’s Christmas Project. Seventeen-year-old Taylor, battling osteosarcoma, gathers gifts in backpacks to brighten the spirits of cancer teens in hospital during the Christmas holidays.

In addition to the reveal you also have the opportunity to win a signed arc of IF YOU FIND ME! If you want more information about IF YOU FIND ME or about Emily Murdoch, check out her blog Left In My Write Mind or follow her on twitter! And don’t forget to add If You Find Me to your Goodreads shelf!

A broken-down camper at the Obed Scenic and Wild River National Park – dubbed the Hundred Acre Wood – is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey has ever known.

Sure, coping with a bipolar mother on meth is no picnic, but beneath the sun-dazzled canopies of Hickory and Walnut, Carey’s violin transports her from their bare-bones existence in the same way her little sister, Jenessa, finds comfort in her stash of second-hand Pooh books.

Life is dependable that way, until Mama goes into town for supplies and vanishes off the face of Tennessee, sending social services in her wake with a one-way ticket back to their father – a stranger in an even stranger world.

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Book Trailer Premiere: FORSAKEN by Lisa Stasse & Giveaway!

Today I have the trailer for FORSAKEN by Lisa Stasse to share with you!! It’s hitting shelves on July 10th! So mark your calendars!

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I have FIVE advance reader copies of FORSAKEN by Lisa Stasse to give away!!

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06/27/12



Misc.

My First Author Signing! by Christina

Around 5:00, we went to our vehicles to get our books.  When we came back in, we sat in the meet and greet room and talked for about 20 minutes.  The authors came in and Kristi gave them little goody bags.   I began to ask them the questions I had written out.  Earlier that week my mom had painted “Fierce Read” on my nails and I was so nervous when they took the picture of them, my hands were shaking. ☺  I got through the questions just in time because after that they were going to go to the signing.

They headed out for the signing and before the actual signing they showed the book trailers, which of course I had already seen.  I’d probably get in a lot trouble for saying and doing this, but I watched the book trailer for Struck by Jennifer Bosworth before I read the book, so…I sort of spoiled the book for myself.  The trailers were fabulously made.  After each trailer, the authors would say what inspired them to write their books.  They also told what the books were about for those of the fans who hadn’t read them yet.  Then they had some of the audience members asked them questions and I swear I tell everyone I come across about this, but someone asked about their writers block, and well, Anna Banks, being as funny as she is, said “I don’t think of it as ‘writer’s block’.  I like to think of it as writer’s constipation because, when you’re writing, a little comes out but its crap.   It’s like smearing crap all over your work.”   That had everyone cracking up laughing.

I got in line and had all my books signed.  Jennifer Bosworth did a tarot reading because she didn’t have any swag and I got the leader card, I can’t remember the name of it, but she said I was going to be a leader.  I got a signed book mark by Anna Banks as well, plus a poster.  I felt really bad for Anna Banks because the airport had lost her luggage.  I had my books signed and I also got a poster signed.  It had to of been the best day of my ENTIRE life!!!  No joke.  It was the first time I had met an author, not to mention authorS.  I had a great time and the authors were SUPER friendly and I hope to get to meet up with them in the future. ☺

06/26/12



Book Trailer

Book Trailer Premiere: THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE by Tara Atlebrando

Today I have the trailer for THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE by Tara Atlebrando to share with you!! It’s hitting shelves on July 5th! So mark your calendars! And don’t forget to tell me what you think about the trailer!

Here it is:

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Books To Pine For (65)

Basically “Books to Pine For” are books not yet released, that I can’t wait to get my hands on (or books I’ve recently gotten my hands on… but are still pine-worthy)! These books are ones that should be on your radar, because I know they are on mine!

If this is your first visit to the blog, I do “Books to Pine For” sporadically, it’s a regular feature but it doesn’t have a set date I post every month or what not.

You can check out all the books to pine for posts, they start chronologically from the most recent. In case you want to check out some earlier ones I’ve done. Okay I’ve rambled enough, on to the goods!

Just a note.. all the links in the titles go to their Goodreads page… easier to add to your wish list!

*ALL SUMMARIES ARE FROM GOODREADS OR AMAZON!

Touched by Corrine JacksonTouched by Corrine Jackson

Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release Date: November 27, 2012

Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.

This is Book One in the Touched trilogy.

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: August 21, 2012

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Falling for You by Lisa SchroederFalling for You by Lisa Schroeder

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 1, 2013

Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

All The Broken Pieces by Cindi MadsenAll The Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: December 11, 2012

What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

Ask the Passengers by A.S. KingAsk the Passengers by A.S. King

Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Release Date: October 23, 2012

Astrid Jones copes with her small town’s gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she’s sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they’ll know what to do with it. Maybe it’ll make them happy. Maybe they’ll need it. Her mother doesn’t want it, her father’s always stoned, her perfect sister’s too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There’s no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she’s trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love–and asking the right questions–will affect the passengers’ lives, and her own, for the better.

In this unmistakably original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society’s boxes and definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything–and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking and sharing real love.

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee ArnettThe Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 5, 2013

16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues–both within Eli’s dreams and out of them–to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

The Savage Blue by Zoraida Cordova The Savage Blue by Zoraida Cordova

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: January 1, 2012

In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage to the infamous port of Tortuga Cove in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tristan chases his destiny, the dark forces raging against him are getting stronger and the sea witch of his nightmares is getting closer. Battling pirates, sea dragons and mutant creatures of the deep, Tristan needs his friends’ support. But they each have their secrets, and a betrayal will force Tristan to choose between loyalty and ambition, friendship and love. In the race for a throne, all’s fair in the savage blue.

Pivot Point by Kasie WestPivot Point by Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 12, 2013

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with–her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school–but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through…and who she can’t live without.

Mystic City by Theo LawrenceMystic City by Theo Lawrence

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Release Date: October 9, 2012

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn’t remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can’t conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

Catherine by April LinderCatherine by April Linder

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 2, 2013

“A forbidden romance. A modern mystery. “Wuthering Heights” as you’ve never seen it before.”

Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad’s famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?

Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a brief illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years — a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn’t die: She “disappeared.” Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her — starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.

Told in two voices, twenty years apart, “Catherine “interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a compelling modern mystery.

Revel by Maurissa GuibordRevel by Maurissa Guibord

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 12, 2013

There’s an island off the coast of Maine that’s not on any modern map. Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn’t her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia’s not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it’s Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water’s edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive. Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Release Date: November 6, 2012

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.



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