Monday, September 30, 2013

Book Blast + Giveaway || Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett





A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.


All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.


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About the Author

 As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.



She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber’s.


Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy


                                                        


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Love is a Thief

Love is a Thief

Rating : 3 stars
Read: June 29 to 30,2013
Format Read: Kindle Edition



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Kate have reached her rock bottom! She was dumped by her french boyfriend, the one she thought was "the one"...so consequently she lost her job and house, when she moved back to England.

Because the reality is, I might just be 'that' girl. You know the one.
 The girl who, for no particular reason, doesn't get the guy, doesn't have children, doesn't get the romantic happy ever after. 

Kate starts to think what did she gave up for love? What dreams she let go in order to fit in a relationship? What have love stolen for her?

And so she launches a campaign/movement "Love stolen dreams" in order for women to reflect and unravel what did they gave up, to share their experiences and above else to try to take it back what love stole. To rediscover themselves !

How is it possible to miss something you have never had? 
How can I ever really embrace any moment if I am always subconsciously searching for a thing called love? 

Because here is the thing for Kate, when she jumped in this idea of helping other women she kept herself out of the way. Until she realizes that she also had to confront herself and her dreams.

This book was a fun read, that will make you think about love and what people can give up of themselves for it. And of course that's never too late to find yourself.
I really enjoyed all the testimonies of the women and the changes they made in their lives.

Some parts at first seemed off to me, like the re-appearance of Kate's childhood best friend and first love Peter Parker (*snorts* not superman)...but he did grown on me. Some twists of their story I didn't expected at all, especially regarding their parents.

Oh and I must add that I do love the cover <3


**ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange of a honest review***

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Book Blitz + Giveaway || Waterborn by Kimberly James



Waterborn by Kimberly James 

Publication date: September 6th 2013

Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance

 “You don’t have to choose. You can be both. The girl with the charm, the girl without. They both suit you.”

Caris Harper lives a charmed life. Literally.


When her dad offers to take her to the Emerald coast of Florida for summer vacation, Caris jumps at the chance. The chance to get answers to questions she’s always been too afraid to ask. The chance to be normal. Isn’t that what her dreams have been telling her, that here in the place of her birth she can be normal? But from the first moment the wind caresses her face and the sun touches her skin, the charm begins to fade, revealing a girl Caris never knew existed, one that is anything but normal. The long-buried Song that awakens is only the beginning of a transformation that will challenge her ideas about loyalty and family.


Noah Jacobs is a waterbreather—a species of human fully adaptable to life in the water. Like his older brother Jamie, Noah wants to prove they can use their abilities and be heroes in service to their country. When a simple mission goes wrong and Jamie goes missing, Noah exiles himself to the Deep in a desperate search. MIA is a classification Noah is not ready to accept. But instinct can’t be ignored. Not when he hears her Song. Caris is not what he expects and Noah is determined to get her out of his head. Instead he finds himself acting as her mentor and the more time they spend together, the more Noah realizes he just wants Caris.


When a startling truth threatens their newly formed trust, Noah straddles the line between love and obsession while Caris struggles to find a balance between the girl she thought she was and the young woman she wants to be.



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 Excerpts 

All my life I wanted to be like my mother, hoped I was like her. And now that I knew I was, the knowledge felt like a burden instead of a blessing. A dream turned nightmare.
As I stood on the beach, a few yards away from where the foamy waves rushed over the sand, I wished it weren’t true. Maybe my dad was wrong. Maybe my mother had been wrong.
My hope was dashed as soon as the Song came, easy and instinctive. Echoes built and swirled in my head like the breaking of so many waves. I felt the purpose of this Song in a way I hadn’t felt before. I recognized it for what it was now. What before had come as the result of wayward thought, produced by uncontrolled feelings, now came with a violent edge.
A command.
A part of me prayed he wouldn’t answer, that he wouldn’t succumb to the power even as it seemed to fill me with a sense of vitality.
Minutes later, Noah emerged from the surf, surrounded by the foamy break. He radiated power. Somewhere in the fog of my mind, I remembered his strong arms wrapped around me as he wrestled me from the force that held me to the bottom of the ocean. Was it because I knew what he was that I could see him so clearly, or was it that he no longer had to hide that part of himself from me? Did we all wear a charm of some sort? All I knew for sure was that no mere human had eyes like that. No mere human moved with such graceful strength as though he commanded the water itself.
Our eyes locked and held. We circled each other with wary steps. This wasn’t the same boy I’d rescued from a pack of bullies. This boy was wild, defiant and snarling silently, caught in this invisible trap of my Song.
Where did we stand? Yesterday I would have said we were friends. Now I didn’t know. He stopped an arms length away. Was he afraid to come closer? No wonder he had looked at me with such animosity before. He didn’t like it, having to come when I called. But despite that, despite what my dad had told me about my real father hurting my mother, I couldn’t believe that Noah would hurt me. I told him that day he’d rescued me from a pool of horseshoe crabs that he wouldn’t hurt me and I still believed that. Maybe even more now.
“Are you afraid of me now?” I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a sense of empowerment, a tiny thrill that he was here only because I’d asked him to come with just a thought.
“No.” As if to prove it, he closed the space between us with one long stride, eyes intent, bold as they raked over me. I had discarded my dad’s t-shirt, eager to feel the wind on my skin, the spray from the surf. I wore my bikini top and bottoms, but I might as well have been naked the way Noah looked at me. Noah’s bare chest glistened with moisture and I had the absurd thought to rub up against him, let that moisture soak into my skin. Something must have shone on my face, some yearning I couldn’t name, because he shook his head and tiny drops of water rained down on me. I massaged them into my arms, let them drip down my face, craving more. They sang through my blood and every nerve ending in my body responded. Even my scalp tingled.
His eyes scoured my face, questions swimming in the green depths. But he also looked as if he too had no idea what happened next.
“How long have you known?” I couldn’t quite keep the edge out of my voice. The accusation. I knew this wasn’t his fault. The fault lie with my dad, but still, he had been keeping this from me. He should have told me.
“Since the first day I saw you.”
“The day behind the shops when Jax took your hair?” How had they done it? Cornered and trapped him like that? It didn’t seem possible, even though there had been three of them.
“No.” He averted his eyes. I watched his throat move as he swallowed. “Before that.”
Realization dawned. My first night here, when the water grabbed at me. I remembered the swell I’d felt in my chest, the Song that had burst through my head almost without me knowing.
I called him that first day, and he’d come, not knowing who I was. I didn’t want that kind of power over him. Yet, here he stood.
“Why you? I mean, there are others like you…” I gulped, still barely able to grasp the idea of another species, even with the proof of it standing in front of me. The proof of it humming under my skin. I still felt human enough, but Noah was definitely more. So unquestioningly, obviously more. “Like us. Why you?”
“I don’t know.” He said the words almost like a tired sigh, as though it was an unanswered question he’d asked himself over and over.  
“So, we’re not really friends. It’s just this…” I waved my hand between us, not knowing what to call this connection we shared.
“I can’t speak for you, but I am your friend, Caris. I will always be that.”
My throat tightened and I looked away, not wanting him to see how his words affected me. They soothed the raw edge of my raging emotions. Grounded me to center when everything felt like it was spiraling out of my control. “You must hate me.”
His mouth quirked in a half smile. “No. I don’t hate you.” 


About the Author


Kimberly is a Crossfit junkie and a connoisseur of french fries. 

She likes to make stuff up and write it down. Her stories usually have a contemporary setting with a fantastical twist. Waterborn is her debut novel.


Kimberly lives in Alabama the beautiful with her husband, three dogs, Kevin the cat, and four new adults of her own. A couple of which are off at college.



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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Freebies Alert #6


Hi Everyone,
here I am sharing some of my latest finds! 


The Devil's Tattoo Whispers In The Dark (Highland Secret Series)
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Beyond Time (Highland Secret Series) Nemesis
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Selling Scarlett (A Love Inc. Novel)
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Shadows (A Lux Novella)
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Anyway, don't forget to check the price before you 1-clicked it, many times, the books are only free for a short amount of time.

Happy Readings!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Star Crossed (Battered Hearts #2)

Star Crossed (Battered Hearts, #2)


Rating : 5 stars
Read: February 13 to 19, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition

A man who believed in omens might pursue the coincidence- and unfortunately for Juliet Conner, Romeo most definitely believed in omens. 

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You go Romeo <33

Ok, i just LOVED this book. I I really liked the first one of the series, this one was just amazing.
I mean, seriously, they're called Romeo and Juliet....they had me just by their names,ehe.

So, the story picks up right after Defying the Odds, after Romeo saved Melody from Justin. And in attempt to say thanks,Juliet invites him to dinner. Of course, for both of them it's a whole lot more than dinner, they're both insanely attracted to each other.
So they end up having a crazy (and sizzling HOT) night in Vegas, they both have to go the next morning, her to Garnet and him to NY.
But the thing is, Clay invited him to train to him in Garnet...so even if they think they're relationship is doomed, they can't deny their feeling.
Now they just have to deal with small town gossip, a over-protective brother and a mob vendetta, piece of cake, right?

Gosh, i just love this 2 dearly. This 2 together, it's like fireworks. Just crazy the chemistry between them...and don't let me start on the love...

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"I think I'm falling in love with you."
"Good thing," Romeo chocked out, his hold on her tightening to the point it was almost hard to breathe."'Cause I know I'm in love with you." 

Everything suddenly evaporated, leaving only the truth of his reality, that he was made to love Jules. He was named for it. Destiny meant for them to be together, even if everything else in their lives was opposed to it. 


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And on another note, i just have to point out Rome's brothers : Valentino aka Tino and Casanova aka Nova. *grin* I mean, at the beginning of the book, i can't say how much time i giggled at their names.
And well, names aside i loved this 2 and the bond between the brothers.

Now, i hope besides Wyatt book, we get Tino and Nova books too. Ok, i confess, especially Nova, i want him to have a triumph happy ending.


*egalley kindly provided by YouDoPR.com via Netgalley in exchange of a honest review

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cover Reveal || Caught Up in You by Sophie Swift


Caught Up in You by Sophie Swift 

(Smart Girls Finish First #1.5) 
Publication date: October 15th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance




Blake Thomas knows exactly why women want to sleep with him. He’s a sexy, twenty-six-year-old bartender with nothing to lose and confidence to spare.
Then Blake meets twenty-two-year-old Lia Smart, the owner of the restaurant where he’s just been hired. Lia is different from Blake’s usual conquests. She’s beautiful, shy, and guarded, with just a hint of loneliness in her eyes. The only problem is, Lia refuses to see Blake as anything more than just a flirtatious bartender.
But everything changes when Lia’s sexy and assertive older sister, Alex, comes back into town. Alex and Lia have always had a complicated relationship, made even more complicated by the fact that they are clearly in love with the same man. Before long, Blake finds himself the pawn in a high stakes game of forbidden love and dangerous emotions, caught between two sisters who could both easily break his heart.
*Contains adult language and situations*

CAUGHT UP IN YOU is a companion novella to be enjoyed before or after reading OUT FROM UNDER YOU, or as a stand-alone story.







Don't forget to check out Out From Under You! I LOVED IT! ♥
Here is my Review!

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About The Author

Sophie Swift is an east coast girl who recently transplanted to Southern California. She writes about sexy boys by day, and dates them by night. Her sizzling, new adult romance, OUT FROM UNDER YOU, the first in a new contemporary series, will be released in August of 2013. She loves books that quicken her pace, music sung by adolescent boys, and cupcakes with too much frosting. Visit her online at: www.SophieSwift.com

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tie Me (One Night with Sole Regret #5)

Tie Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #5)

Rating:4.5 stars
Read: July 6th, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition

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Even after 5 years, Kellen can't let go of Sarah or break the vow he made to her....to be faithful forever. And so far he didn't met any woman that could ever eclipsed Sarah in his heart.
And going back to the beach house he bought for her, only brings up the memories and the guilt. 

Until he hears a music that speaks right to his heart and he is drawn by it...

Dawn is a Grammy winner classical composer, struggling to create a new piece but it seems that she always get' stuck. Her muse was gone.
Until, what appears to be a Greek God is at her door and she can't get away.

Attraction, music and a soul deep connection will bond them forever...

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Oh I just LOVED this one and I have to say, regarding the story line this one was my favorite! (Sorry Shade)!
The whole set up, how they met, and talked and bound, was just a beauty to read. 

And the chemistry between them?

JUST CRAZY!!!

There a certain piano scene that is ENGRAVED in my brain and made my ovaries explode!
HOT,HOT,HOT!!!

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If you love steamy rock star stories, you must read this series ;)


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4.5  You Can Tie Me Up Kellen stars

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Wedding (Lairds' Fiancées #2)

The Wedding (Lairds' Fiancées, #2)

Rating : 4 stars
Read: May 13 to 16, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition


Lady Brenna was in the Highlands because her father got her an arranged match. However on her journey, a fierce group of highlanders (painted like they were going to war),say she is going to wed her leader, Connor. 

Connor reminds her that she did asked him to marry her 3 times and that he is finally accepting. 
A bold move for a women of that time,right? 
Lets just say that she was a toddler when she asked him, barely not remembering that she actually did it.
So in order to save her fathers soldiers, she agrees to marry him. And Connor wants to marry her on an act of revenge, against her former betrothed, the man he thinks is responsible for his father death!

But it comes a time, where the reasons they got married ceases to exist and the attraction they feel for each other threatens to overwhelm them!

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He knew exactly why he'd needed her so much. 
He'd been living with rage for such a long time, and she was such a gentle,loving spirit. 
He'd needed her to breathe,to feel... 

Seriously you guys, it seems it won't be soon that I get off this highlander stories mood.
THIS IS JUST SO GOOD!!!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Gone Girl


Gone Girl


Rating : 5 stars
Read: September 16 to 20, 2013
Format Read : Paperback



I'm still a loss with words to describe what I felt reading this book!
Full of twists and turns, the power to crush every single notion you could have about the characters...crush and constantly rebuild the view you have of them. Is he/she capable of that? Who is lying and who is telling the truth!

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In the day of their 5th wedding anniversary, Nick's wife , Amy, disappeared. Without a trace.
Nick's reactions and behaviors are odd to say the least...he is lying, he was unhappy...but was he somehow responsible for her disappearing?

What happened to Amy? 
******

The story is told in a different sort of dual POV. We have Nick's dealing with his wife missing...

There's something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold. 

...and then we have Amy's diary entries, recalling how they met and many key moments of their relationship/marriage.

His eyelashes are trimmed with powder, and before he leans in, he brushes the sugar from my lips so he can taste me. 

And many times things may seem off, how one account doesn't match the perception you had of said character.
Oh I confess, my opinion of Nick was constantly changing...he could be an asshole, a douchebag and then have redeeming qualities. I kind of liked him but wanted to punch him in the face!
And Amy? Solely by her diary entries,I thought she wasn't as perfect as she wanted to show! The constant need to be the cool wife, the one that was doing everything to save her marriage.

Now, I can't say much more because I would spoil it...I mean, one of the amazing things about this story are the twists, the way you're left with your mouth wide open and feeling like you were punched in the gut.
I'll say this, part 2 of the story, WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!

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I couldn't believe it!!!
I'll just say that from that point on, your opinion of one of the characters will change drastically!
We will meet the cold and genius mind of a sociopath...the unscrupulous planning , the manipulation and above all how appearances can be misleading.
Amy is a SICK SICK person! A psycho bitch, that thinks she is better than everyone else...that everyone should put her in a freaking pedestal and adore her!
Most definitely one of the most disturbing characters ever!

Now, is this book a turn pager?
It sure is!

The characters are complex and you'll be trying to put the pieces of this puzzle together. And failing BIG TIME!!

The story is dark, it's disturbing and it's just awesome! I loved it and now in need of therapy,aha.

And how about the ending?
I can get why many HATED the ending! At this point, I didn't even know what I think of it! I don't LOVE it and I don't HATE it! I'm still in a state of disbelief (I read that final chapter like 5 times)!
It's just torture how the author ended the story!! 
In the last chapters of the book she trowed a bomb of epic proportions and we are left to fill out the spaces!
But those last lines gave me the chills you guys,the chills!


                                      5 "I'm such psycho and you don't even know it" stars