Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Angst, Love and the Past

Review: Indivisible Line by Lorenz Font

IN A GLANCE: This book is full of angst and love, great plot with twists and turns

Title: Indivisible Line
Author: Lorenz Font
Publisher:  Renaissance Romance Publishing
Format: Ebook (ARC)
ISBN #:  0615847668

Pre-med student Sarah Jones is back in Beaver, Alaska, for summer vacation. A loyal member of the Gwich’in tribe, she accepts the rules set by her father, the leader of their small town. Raised in a strict household, she learned early on to do what is expected of her and has agreed to an arranged marriage. Despite her reluctance to marry without love, Sarah is unwilling to defy her father’s wishes. She hopes to help usher in an era of independence and stability for the town, but for now, her focus is finishing med school so she can become Beaver’s resident doctor. Business owner Greg Andrews wants to escape his philandering wife and his life in general. Leaving New York City to join a hunting expedition in Alaska, Greg’s plans are turned upside down when he is shot on Gwich’in land and ends up on Sarah’s operating table. In the absence of a qualified doctor, Sarah must operate to save his life. She refuses to wait for the consent of their tribal leader, and her father banishes her from the tribal land in punishment. Grateful for his life, Greg concocts a scheme to help. Plagued by the side effects of her unconventional operation, he convinces Sarah to become his live-in nurse. Without the means to support herself, Sarah agrees to the questionable arrangement, but she soon finds herself in even more trouble. Her new problem is that she is falling in love with this infuriating man, and the choices she now must make are much more difficult than the simple act of saving a man’s life. Together, Sarah and Greg must both decide whether they can overcome the vast differences between them, or if the indivisible line that separates their worlds will ultimately pull them apart

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Almost Time...YAY!!!

Alright so it's that time again and I'm super excited.  Fandom Fest is less than a week away, (it's this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) and I have to much to talk about.  First off I have a table this year.  The table with be for Ali's Bookshelf and for Jitterbug PR.  (Which if you didn't know is my author PR/Marketing business)

I still have a lot to do for my table though.  I have the giveaways all planned out and almost ready.  I have all my business cards ready to go as well.  I have flyers and buttons and all that jazz.  Now I have to make some copies of the flyers, so I have extra.  Then I have to:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Evil minions, broken promises, and a final showdown

Review: Carpe Corpus by

In a Glance: Evil minions, broken promises, and a final showdown – Will this be the end of Bishop’s rule of terror?

Title: Carpe Corpus
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison and Busby
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356 (382 including the exclusive short story)
ISBN #: 978-0-7490-0777-5

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Normal life in Morganville has gone to hell in a fast car and shows no sign of coming back any time soon in this book. Bishop is in control, Amelie and her vampires are in hiding, and Claire is Bishop's evil minion, delivering his messages and carrying out his dirty work all over town. Michael is still under Bishop's spell, Shane's in a jail cell with his father and Eve is holding the fort at the Glass House. Everything has changed, the citizens of Morganville, Amelie's rebels and the humans alike, are all living in fear of their lives; Morganville got even scarier! But will it stay that way? Amelie is building a resistance but it's taking time, the vampire disease is getting worse and Myrnin is completely crazy (well, crazier than normal!) and dragging everyone into his whirlpool. It's up to Claire to make the peace and bring life in Morganville back on the rails, but it's not going to be easy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Danger, Disaster, and Death

Review: Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

In a Glance: Danger, disaster, death – and that’s just for breakfast!

Title: Lord of Misrule
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison and Busby
Format: Tatty paperback
Pages: 348
ISBN #: 978-0-7490-0757-7

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Once again, the world of Morganville is full of drama and tension! The book continues straight on from where 'Feast of Fools' left off. Claire and the other residents of the Glass House, as well as a selection of loyal humans and vampires, are all about to head off to complete tasks set by Amelie to try and save the town from Bishop and his followers. As you'd expect in Morganville, this doesn't all go entirely to plan! In addition to fighting Bishop's evil bunch of vampires, there are humans becoming restless with the vampire rule, vampires going missing, surprise arrivals, natural disasters, betrayals and one final decision that really, Claire has no choice in - swear allegiance to Bishop or die.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Author Katherine Polillo's Writing Playlist and Giveaway

So today I have another awesome book tour for you, this one is a Guest post from the author of Devoted.  Katherine Polillo is here today to show us her writing playlist.  I love sharing these because I love music.  So enjoy!

Writing Playlist

1.     Madness- Muse
2.     My Love- Sia
3.     The Black Keys- Lonely Boy
4.     The Black Keys- Little Black Submarines
5.     The Black Keys- Next Girl
6.     FUN.- Some Nights
7.     Fun.- Carry On
8.     Family of the Year- Diversity
9.     Imagine Dragons- Radioactive
10.                        Imagine Dragons- It’s Time
11.                        Foster the People- Pumped Up Kicks
12.                        The White Stripes- Icky Thump
13.                        AWOLNATION- Sail
14.                        Foster the People- Call it What You Want
15.                        Florence and the Machines- Dog Days

Book Club Pick for August 2013

Alright, just a little update.  My preivous atempts for a book club didn't really go as well as I hoped, so I had another idea.   I'm going to be doing the Book Club a bit different this time.  I am starting a group over on Goodreads.  That is where we will discuss the books, talk about YA books and maybe even play some games.  I have big plans for it. 

Group Link: 

If you would like to be a member please join, we would love to have you.  Right now we are setting up the discussions and picking the book. 

Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway: Zaremba by Michelle Granas

So today I have a great excerpt and giveaway to share with all of you. This excerpt is of Zaremba: or Love and the Rule of Law by Michelle Granas.  Enjoy!! 

But it was at moments like these that she realized most sharply that her mother was lost to her. It was an old tragedy, though, and now it affected Cordelia not with the intense pain of its first appearance, but only in that it made her feel more friendless, stretched her nerves a little tighter. Since she was alone she wanted to be truly alone. And her mother was talking, she had to answer. “Why have they gone?” “Who, Mom?” “No one tells me anything.” “What shall I tell you? I had a very strange proposal today.” “Did you, dear?” her mother sounded almost as if she were responding, but Cordelia knew it was only coincidental. Her mother began to mutter something to herself. Cordelia made another effort to distract her. “Pan Zaremba wants me to – to enter into a civil contract with him, what do you think? You like him, don’t you?” “He’s a dog.” “No, Mom, Hempseed is a dog.” Cordelia’s head began to hurt. She glanced at her watch: 10:00. Her mother might be up for hours, and she wanted so badly to go to bed. She reached for a book and handed it to her mother, but her mother took it weakly and before long put it angrily aside. “It’s garbage.” “You’re probably right,” answered Cordelia wearily. “It’s all garbage.” She gestured towards the bookshelves, but that might have been only accidental. “It doesn’t help at all.” “No.” It didn’t. That was true. There wasn’t a single book there that Cordelia could reach down and that would help in her situation; and yet, there were lines swimming up to consciousness: Milton, was it, about virtue assailed by force and yet unhurt? If this fail, the pillared firmament is rottenness, And the earth’s base built on stubble. Cordelia’s mother interrupted her thoughts. “You’re garbage too.” She reached out and patted Cordelia on the shoulder. Cordelia knew that her mother didn’t mean the words, had no idea what she had said, meant, perhaps, something completely different, if anything at all.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Fantastic Set of Characters and a Amazing Plot!!!

Review: Chasing Invisible by Karen Pokras Toz 

IN A GLANCE: A great main character that the author knows so well, so much so that you can feel it throughout the story.

 Title: Chasing Invisible
Author: Karen Pokras Toz
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Pages:  280 pages
Format: Ebook

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Could you handle life in the spotlight? Julia Alexander is a quiet girl from a small town. Content to spend her days with her small group of friends and a pile of books, Julia thinks her future is set. When she unexpectedly meets Chase, a fellow college student and budding musician, she is unaware of just how drastically things are about to change. Suddenly thrown into the limelight, her life is no longer her own. Relentlessly followed by the paparazzi, Julia is forced to make tough decisions about fame, love, family, and relationships. But just how much will Julia have to sacrifice to become invisible...

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Goals!

Alright so we (Tori and Myself) have decided to do the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon and I'm hoping I will do better than the one I just did.  (Sign ups can be found here) I only finished Pretty Little Liars in that one and I feel really bad about it.  So I'm hoping I can get at least two more books read. We both chose three books for this one. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Relics Exerpt Tour and Giveaway

So today, I'm very excited to share a small excerpt for this great looking book.  But the cool thing about this tour is, if you want to read the whole excerpt you must check out several blogs.  I hope you stop by these other blogs and I hope you find a few new ones that you have never read before and you fall in love with these blogs as well.  So enjoy!

EXCERPT: There was a stunned silence for a few heartbeats – mine and Thulu's anyway. A soft buzz began as they realized I could see and hear them.

Monday, July 1, 2013

This Book Has the Perfect Title for the Story!

Review: Fireworks by Lindsey Gray

In A Glance: Steamy! Fireworks is the perfect title for this book, because I was seeing them as I was reading each word.

Title: Fireworks
Author: Lindsey Gray
Format: Ebook
Pages:  92 pages
Published:  June 20th 2013

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Sophie McKibbin finds herself back in Sam Crawford’s life after ten years. Unfortunately, Sam is dating Lola, Sophie’s high school nemesis. Lola dumps Sam the day before he was supposed to introduce his mystery girlfriend to his family over the Fourth of July holiday. With the looming fear of disappointing his mother once again and his long held feelings for Sophie, he asks her to take Lola’s place. With family feuds, an old flame, and feelings that have been locked away for a decade, there is bound to be some fireworks. "Fireworks" is a short story.

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