Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal!!!

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013
Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday [10]

This is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine! It features a upcoming releases
This book that I'm waiting on is the 4th book in the series by an author I love! I think I've said this at least 3 times already on my blog, but Jennifer Armentrout is one of my favorite authors, and this book written by her is one that I needed to get my hands on the moment book #3 ended. 

Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer Armentrout
Release Date: April 9th, 2013
Summary from Goodreads:

Fate isn't something to mess with...and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods–and Alex herself–to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex's power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex's connection to Seth isn't the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole "an Apollyon can't be killed" theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer...or she might become the God Killer herself.

When I finished Deity, book 3 in the series, I was thinking about it for days. I also read over the last paragraph a couple times to make sure I was reading it correctly. As soon as this book comes out, I will be getting it! I can't wait to find out what happens next. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Stacking the Shelves [22]

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These books that I got this week...I've been waiting on them for SO LONG. I seriously could not wait until these came out. And now that they finally have...YESSS!!!

From the Library:
  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver—I've heard such great this about this final book in the trilogy! The feeling about the end is mixed, some say it was left open for the reader's imaginations, and some say there wasn't enough closure, so they didn't like it. We'll see which side I'm on! 
  • Pulse by Patrick Carman—I've been anticipating this ever since I saw the cover reveal. Sadly, many people didn't like it. I've seen so many 1-3 star reviews, and I'm kind of questioning if the book will meet my expectations. But, I'm not one to judge a book solely based on what others say, so I will be reading it. 
  • Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons—I really loved Article 5 and I couldn't wait until Breaking Point came out. Now that's it's out, I'm eagerly waiting the read. I have to finish a couple of books before I can read this, but it's one of the top on my to-read pile!
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway or $199 Amazon GC/Paypal Cash

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

Or $199 Gift Card (International)

Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)

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The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton

Blood Oath (Gabby Girls Adventure, #2)Return of the Dragon Riders: Book Two of the Dragon Stone Saga (Dragon Stone Saga, #2)Hidden HeartA Tale of the Other Kind (Therian, #1)AuraPrison NationFamily Magic (Hayle Coven, #1)The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)Shifting PrideFire Within (Guardian Witch #2)Fall of Sky CityReflectionThe Light of Asteria: Kailmeyra's Last Hope (Kailmeyra, #1)Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Time For Love #1)Grace DollThe Stone GuardianLegend UnleashedInnovera Yakov: The Journey of A Thousand EyesThe GiftedFor What It's WorthForbidden Temptation of a VampireOwlet (Society of Feathers, #1)Cascade Brides: The Complete SeriesTwenty-Five Years Ago TodayAlexander Drake's Extraordinary Pursuit

Giveaway Details
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International).
Ends: 3/31/13

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Stacking the Shelves [21]

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This week was such a SLOW week! But, living in the east coast in the US, we got hit by the snow! It was great to have a day off to just read. I haven't done that in a long while!

This week, I received a book in the mail. I also got a few ebooks!

In the Mail:
Ebooks I Got:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday [9]

This is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine! It features a upcoming releases
Hey! This is one that I'm SUPER excited for. I can't wait to read this book in Travis's POV!

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Summary from Goodreads:

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

GAH! I was so excited when Jamie announced she was going to write Beautiful Disaster in Travis's POV! I absolutely loved Beautiful Disaster, so I know I'll love this even more! I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crash by Nicole Williams

Crash by Nicole Williams

Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.

A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way... except Jude.

He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's be sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.

Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy–and he tells her so.

But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!

My Review:

Why yes, this books is "hot, hot, hot!" Especially Jude Ryder. I really like his character. He changed very dynamically throughout the story. He went from an angry, lonely person to a loving and loved, still angry...sorta, changed guy.

I also really liked Lucy, the main character. Although she was really hypocritical at some points in the story, you could tell she really did care and wanted to help Jude. Lucy is one of those people who have many ups and downs, but always look for the best in everything and everyone.

The plot of this story was great! Everything was specifically planned out with some twists I didn't see coming, and others that were obvious if you paid close enough attention. But, there was a lot of suspense, making you anxious to see when it would all come crashing down.

Another thing that made me love this book even more was that Lucy and Jude didn't have sex. Personally, I love books more when the author doesn't just throw sex in there to make the book "fun." This book was great without it. As much as it was hinted at and it almost happened, it still didn't. It shows that there relationship was more than kissing and sexing (is that a word?), because honestly, that really isn't all a relationship is about.

Overall, this book was great, and I loved every aspect of it. I'd recommend it to lovers of contemporary romance, and people that want a break from all the paranormal/SciFi stuff!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stacking The Shelves [20]

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Hey all! I didn't get to go to the library this week. But I had a few books on hold for me, so I had my mom go and pick them up for me. Here they are!

From the Library:
  • The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
  • Shards & Ashes by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Rachel Caine, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis, and Carrie Ryan.