Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cover Reveal


Interred (Chronicles of the Interred #1)
by
Marilyn Almodóvar
The cover was created by the amazing Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs.








Blurb

Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.
To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender.
As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and the ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.


Coming January 22, 2013 Add it to your to-read list on Goodreads




Brief author bio:
Marilyn Almodóvar is an American YA Author born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. A lover of words with a penchant for Victorian novels as well as the books of Stephen King, Lyn's favorite past-times have always been reading and writing. It was this love that propelled her to choose Theater and French as majors in University, with a minor in English Victorian Literature. Lyn lived for almost a decade in England followed by three years in France before returning home to the U.S. A self-confessed citizen of the world, Lyn is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language. Lyn currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son. Her debut YA Novel, Interred, will be published by Iambe
books on 01/22/2013.


Ways readers can connect with Lyn:

Twitter (https://twitter.com/LynAlmodovar)
Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Marilyn-Almodóvar/142589622496531)
Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/MarilynAlmodovar)
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/lynalmodovar/)
Blog (http://marilynalmodovar.blogspot.com/)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

R.A.K wishlist


-ten by gretchen mcneil

-the dark unwinding by sharon cameron

-everbound by brodi ashton comes out in jan 2013

-days of blood and starlight by laini taylor

-Beautiful Redemption by kami garcia

-carnival of souls by melissa marr

-Team Human by Justine Larbalestier

-The Twilight Saga White Collection
by Stephenie Meyer

-Scarlet
by Marissa Meyer

-Soul Screamers Volume Two: My Soul to Keep\My Soul to Steal\Reaper
by Rachel Vincent

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cover Reveal :




Starcrossed #3 - Final book in the series
Publication Date :May 28 2013



Summary

After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.
To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.
In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.



Cover Reveal :A Darkness Strange And Lovely





Something Strange And Deadly #2

Publication Date: July 23 2013


Summary:

Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermath. But there’s more trouble ahead—the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone.

What We Are Currently Reading



Kelly's Read






Pub Date: 

Summary:



Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.

The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.








                                            Lisa's Read









                                                Summary:


If your life was a lie and the boy you love was designed to destroy the very thing growing within, would you fall prey to your heart or welcome the predator inside?




Gabriella is no ordinary seventeen-year-old girl. She is the last to carry her mother’s rare bloodline of Bruxa, an ancient secret order of witches.

Settling into her late father’s estate, she is welcomed by a phantom presence that resurrects within her, a secret curse her father took to his grave ten years ago. Gabriella finally finds a sense of belonging and gains the affections of high school’s most desired boy, Joey Davale. Her newly found life becomes derailed when she learns her whole existence has been a lie, and the boy she’s falling for, is designed to destroy the very thing growing inside of her.

Forced to conceal this truth, Gabriella embarks on a secret life that will drive her into the arms of Alvero, the embodiment of her darkest fear. Her newly found heritage traps her in a dangerous web of lies between two worlds and two loves. Her life will become more dangerous than she ever imagined. As the age-old battle between witches and vampires collide, will she fall prey to her heart or welcome the predator inside?

The Intense and stylized, A.F.Costa’s debut is an alluring live wire full of intrigue and forbidden love. Bruxa: the secret within, powerful vision of witches and vampires will challenge your understanding and leave you craving more.

Stacking The Shelves #12


 Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.



Kelly's STS


























Saturday, October 27, 2012

Giveaway- Happy Birthday Bookmarkbelles





BookMarkBelles are celebrating their birthdays in November.
Yes they are both Scorpios lol no wonder they get along.


For our birthday we wanted to share a little gift with you because sharing is caring right?? This giveaway is international as long as the book depository ships to your city. 

The prize : $20CDN - any books of your choosing

Giveaway will start now and end November 30 2012
winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen.





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Friday, October 26, 2012

Cover Reveal: Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins



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Description

Anna Whitt, 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 claim. 
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?

Book Info:

Title: Sweet Peril 
 Book Two - The Sweet Trilogy 
Author: Wendy Higgins 
Publisher: HarperTeen 
Release Date: April 30, 2013 


About The Author:






Wendy Higgins was born in Alaska, grew up an Army brat, and lived all over the United States before settling in the Washington, DC area. She attended George Mason University for her undergrad degree in creative writing, and Radford University for her masters in curriculum and instruction. Wendy taught 9th and 12th grade English in a rural school before becoming a mother and author. She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Peril is her second novel.



   Sweet Evil Book Trailer:



We Love Kaiden ....<3


what do you guys think of the cover reveal??? we think its amazing... we thought we loved the first cover but this one 
topped it.  

  *Kelly*

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #20






"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. it origins from Breaking The Spine and we're glad to be able to use  it 





Kelly's choice .........


EEEK im super excited !!!!!!!!!







Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2)

by 
Anna Whitt promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, 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 that have formed between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Slated for Summer 2013
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by HarperTeen


In case you were wondering what is the first book in this series I will insert a picture of the cover .....







Lisa's W.O.W Expected publication: March 4th 2013 by InkSpell Publishing
The WatcherMillennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review: The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard





Summary:
Take Romeo and Juliet. Add The Outsi ders. Mix thoroughly. Colt and Julia were secretly together for an entire year, and no one?not even Julia?s boyfriend? knew. They had nothing in common, with Julia in her country club world on Black Mountain and Colt from down on the flats, but it never mattered. Until Julia dies in a car accident, and Colt learns the price of secrecy. He can?t mourn Julia openly, and he?s tormented that he might have played a part in her death. When Julia?s journal ends up in his hands, Colt relives their year together at the same time that he?s desperately trying to forget her. But how do you get over someone who was never yours in the first place?


My Review:

When I first read the summary of this book I knew I had to have it.
Romeo and Juliet and The Outsider are two of my favourite books. 
When I bought this book I instantly ran home to get started on it.
I had a feeling that this book would be one of those great reads.

The Secret Year  is a very small read about 192 pages so I turned my coffee pot on and decided to read the entire book in one sitting.

My first complaint is that you find out right away that Julia is dead. It was very hard for me to understand a character just by reading her letters so I felt very disconnected .
I felt that if the author took the time to write a little more and make this book a decent 300 pages she could have at least written Julia in 1 month before her death so that  readers have a better understanding and can realte to her character.

My second complaint is that this book is nothing like Romeo and Juliet or the Outsiders. I mean sure there are  similar story lines, but Julia dies and Colt doesn't and the town is divided into two parts the rich and the poor but i've read tons of stories like that who don't advertise thats it's like Romeo and Juliet or The Outsiders. I was extremely dissapointed in this read which is very rare since I normally love all the books I read. 

As I continued to read , I thought to myself ok its about a boy whos in love with a dead girl and this is his depressing story blah blah blah ....... but even Colt who in the begining of the book decided he loved Julia so much it hurt moved on to not one but two girls so really what is the point of this book???? 

The only thing I did like about this book is that the relationship between characters and the serious topics they touch on are very real and reltable such as not belonging or being gay.

I gave this book 2/5 bookmarks read at your own risk
*Kelly


Waiting On Wednesday #19




"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. it origins from Breaking The Spine and we're glad to be able to use  it .


Lisa and  Kelly both agreed on this weeks W.O.W





Unravel Me (Shatter Me # 3)

by 
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Interview time =)



What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.

In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.

She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.

Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists—which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.

In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around
Expected publication: October 31st 2012 by J. Taylor Publishing


Now on to the author interview .............


1. When did you begin writing?
I began in 2009, but I didn't write my first YA story until 2010.

2.What inspired you to write your first book?
Boredom. Yes, it's totally true. I wanted something new to do and decided to try my hand at writing. Apparently, I'm half-decent at it, but I'm 100% passionate about it. Why? I can never get bored. Every story is different and made up of different imaginary friends to keep me company!

3. How did you come up with the title?
The title, After Dark, came to me before the story. Actually, the tagline on the cover was the start of a a completely different story — a little snippet that was on a story in 140 characters ... ish. It's what happens 'after dark' (in other words, during the day) that is the crux of Mac's life. It's just perfect for the story. :)

4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There is a huge message, but it won't be fully realized until book 3 is published at the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014. Ultimately, the message is about responsibility and learning and growing into an adult ... even when you don't really want to.

5. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All writers pull from experience, but sometimes, those experiences are imaginary ... things we've lived through or envisioned. They are still experiences (in my mind) whether done or not. The best part is how we manipulate the experience to fit a character's made-up life. So for me, walking into a kitchen to eat is an experience I've had ... but walking into a kitchen with an auto-illuminator and a fairy and vampire at the kitchen table is not one I've ever had. But I can write about it!

6. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book?
Not a thing. I LOVE how After Dark has turned out!

7.Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write, write and write more. Don't expect your first book to be your best ... or your last one, either. Just like any sport, writing takes practice. But not just practice ... perfect practice. As a kid, I was always told to practice, but to practice for improvement, not to just practice. Use coaches, guides, mentors, other authors, etc. to help yourself improve. Once you've done all these things, then, you might be ready to go the publishing route.

8. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
One simple thing: Thank you!

Im dying to get my hands on this novel cant wait !!!!

EBOOK GIVEAWAY =)




Thanks to Mary Ting for her help in this giveaway . She will be sending one lucky winner a ecopy of her book.

Now to win you must be a follower. Leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen at random on August 1 2012 


 GOOD LUCK !

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cover reveal












Shift: Firstborn #2
By Raine Thomas
Release Date: August 24, 2012
e-book

Book Description from Goodreads:
Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change. But even she feels the rising tension in her homeland.

A shadowy male and deadly beast reside in their midst. The births of the newest Kynzesti loom. Hostile Mercesti continue to hunt for the Elder Scroll, and a traumatized female is too afraid to use her abilities to stop them.

Topping off Sophia’s stress is Quincy, the male she’s convinced can’t stand her. She rues the loss of their friendship, but can’t figure out how to move past it. She’ll soon learn, however, that mending that rift bears more significance than she ever imagined.

The search for the Elder Scroll takes on unexpected urgency, and Sophia finds herself in a race across the mainland. To stop the Mercesti led by Eirik, she and her companions must get past their differences and unite against them. If they don’t, Eirik will acquire the immense power he seeks, and two of the beings Sophia loves most will die.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quinn Loftis Interview










About the Author


Quinn is a 31 year old wife, mother, nurse, and writer, not necessarily in that order. She lives in beautiful North West Arkansas with her husband, son and Nora their Doberman pinscher. She loves writing, reading, and crocheting. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, favourite book(s) is Pride and Prejudice, The Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. She loves to be silly and have fun, loves 

music and thinks there is no greater sound in the world than that of her little boy's laughter. 





1. When did you begin writing? 


->Prince of Wolves was my first Novel. But I've been writing short stories,
poems etc since I was in high school.



2.What inspired you to write your first book?

-> My love of YA Paranormal books. I started reading a lot of Indie Author
books and thought maybe I could do that. So I sat down one day and just
started writing.




 3. How did you come up with the title? 

->The titles to each of my books pertains to something in them. Prince Of Wolves- The main character Fane, is the Prince of the Canis lupis in Romania Blood Rites book 2- Blood Rites is the bonding ceremony that mates will participate in Just One Drop book3- Jen the lead female in this book has just a drop so were-wolf blood in her. Out Of The Dark- This title was a little to the left of the mark but the idea was that where the book ended in JOD it was a dark place, a dark time for the Romanian Grey Wolves, and book 4 is about them coming out of that dark time and place, battling through the struggles and evil that surrounds them and tries to devour them.

 4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

-> Not necessarily an in your face message. I think there is a message of loyalty to your friends. Loving someone unconditionally. Believing in a person even when they don't believe in themselves and accepting that life doesn't always work out the way you think it should. 

 5.Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

-> Some of what the girls do and say come from my own high school days...not telling which ones :) 

 6 .If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book? 

->I think in Prince Of Wolves I would make some changes. Not to the over all story but my writing has improved since I wrote it and I feel I can make it better. 


 7.Do you have any advice for other writers? 

->Don't give up. Don't let bad reviews pull you down. Keep writing because we all need good books to read. We all need to have a place that we can escape to if just for a little while a few time a week. 

 8.Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

->First off, thank you so much for reading my books! Thank you for all your advice, support and encouragement. I have been blessed beyond measure and I can never express how thankful I am to the readers! 

 www.quinnloftisbooks.com