Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - 9/30/14


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Last week I reavampire book called Breathless by Scott Prussing and I thought it waactually really good and I want to read the rest of the series. Anyways, this week's teaser is from that book and I didn't do a Mondy Recs. yesterday because I was too tired to write one. On that note, today's the last day of September! This year has gone by really fast, or maybe it's just me?? Well then, Happy Reading!

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"Rule seventeen: always make friends with a really cute girl. There's bound to be more guys round than she can hndle, so maybe I can scoop up some of the leftovers."
"Oh I see," Lees said, though she was unsure exactly what "rule seventeen" meant. Maybe it was just another one of those things most girls knew that she was clueless about. "I'm probably not a very good choice for that."
The girl cocked a dark eyebrow. "Cute and unassuming. Perfect."

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Summary: College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, refusing to go outside during the day and insisting the sunlight hurt her skin because she had been bitten by a one-fanged vampire…

But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes—any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. When her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to confront all these and more.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

ARC Review: Deadly Pack by Ashley Stoyanoff


Summary: Since becoming the alpha female of the Dog Mountain pack, Jade certainly has had her share of challenges. She’s had to prove herself to a bunch of werewolves that she spent years hating; forgive her mate who’d done nothing but lie to her, and face the grueling fact that her father leads a pack of werecougars, who are responsible for tormenting her werewolves for many years.

On the upside, the Dog Mountain pack is finally coming together—now that Jade and Aidan’s mate status is official. And now that they know where her father’s been hiding his nasty pack of beasts, Jade and Aidan can concentrate on stopping them once and for all.

But when Jade’s dad finds out that she’s become Aidan’s official mate, all hell breaks loose, and Jade and Aidan soon learn that his plans for their werewolves are bigger than anyone could have ever suspected.


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**This is the third and last book in the Deadly Trilogy. My review for book 1 is HERE and if you want more information on book 2, you can go to Goodreads HERE.**

**I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Initial Thoughts: Whaa conclusion. Every book has just gotten better and better and I'm completely in love with this book and series. I mean you can't go wrong with werewolves and stubborn yet lovable characters! 

The Characters: Jade and Aidan were just as loveable in this book, not to mention very stubborn the both of them, but they both matured greatly in this book, gained a better understanding of how their lives would be as leaders of a pack, and grew and used their love to help support each other when the pressure would get to them, especially Jade a lot. Aidan waa huge support system to Jade after the ending of the second book and all the conflict and havoc her father is causing. They all have so many struggles throughout the book but they all come out as better and stronger people in the end. One of my favorite parts of the book ws the friendship between Dominic and Aidan. They are such awesome friends! I love their friendship so much. 

The Story: It starts off where the second book ended with Jared's death and the growing problem of the werecougars. Because Aidan and Jade are mates, the pack is able to work better and more together which leads to them become really strong pack. This all helped the pack have greater advantages over the werecougars and exactly what they needed in order to stop them and finally have an end to all of the conflict. Now I'm not going to spoil, so I will say that there waa lot of action and suspense (and romance). I'm pretty good at guessing things that will happen in books, but I was pleasantly surprised when things would happen that I would never have guessed and at times almost brought me to tears. I thought the story was very well done and I was never able to take a break from reading. It was just so good and bittersweet to read. I loved it!

The Romance: Jadand Aidan's love for each other only grew throughout the book. They matured and helped each other and understood each other a lot more which helped them to have a really solid relationship where their love and strength was the center of it. These two are just so perfect for each other and work so well together too.

End Thoughts: Like I've already said, I loved it. I loved how it turned out and would recommend this series to anyone who likes werewolves and stubborn, sexy, lovable characters. I sure loved them and I'm so happy with this book. I had so much fun reading it and I look forwrd to rereading it many, many times in the future. 5 stars.

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Deadly Pack releases today, here are the links...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: Reluctant Prince by Dani-Lyn Alexander


Title:

Reluctant Prince

Kingdom of Cymmera
Book One
Author:

Dani-Lyn Alexander

Release Date:

November 3, 2015

Summary: Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.


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Jackson clutched the stone wall of his chamber and gasped for air. What had just happened? He had returned to Cymmera, of that he was certain, but how? He hadn’t accessed the gateway. At least he didn’t remember opening it. A vision of her assailed him, beat at him, reminded him that he’d failed.
Oh, man. He was in trouble. He pushed away from the wall.
Images of his target taunted him.
He shoved a chair aside and tore through the pictures scattered across the table in a desperate search for salvation. There. He pulled the shot from the mess but found only condemnation. The long blond hair flowing behind her in the snapshot had not been visible to him, but there was no mistaking the deep blue of her eyes.
The pounding of a fist against the heavy wood door released him from whatever spell she’d cast.
“Jackson.” Another loud thud punctuated his name.
He struggled to get his bearings, tried to slow the racing of his heart. “Yeah, one minute.”
“Now. Your father wants to see you, immediately.”
Kai, his father’s most trusted warrior. He was in more trouble than he’d originally thought. Was it possible the king would sentence him to death for ignoring a direct order? Surely not without offering him a fair trial, or at least granting him the opportunity to explain. But what could he say? What explanation could there be for failing to deliver the girl? None.
“I won’t knock again.” The warrior would soon break down the door and drag him before the throne.
He crumpled the offending photo, the evidence of his disgrace, into a ball. Instead of tossing it in the trash as he’d intended, he shoved it into the small leather satchel he wore at his waist. With a deep breath, he released the latch and pulled open the door.
“Come.” Kai turned his back on him and strode purposefully down the corridor, their footfalls echoing through the silence of accusation.
The thought of escape taunted him, but he would never make it out of the castle. He had only recently completed his warrior training under Kai’s watch and would be no match for the seasoned soldier. Besides, Kai was a stickler for the rules. If he tried to run, the warrior would surely take him down, protégé or not.




About Dani-Lyn Alexander
Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Inspire by Cora Carmack

Summary: Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

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About Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.


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