Thursday, November 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: Souled by Diana Murdock

Power and Control…

What 17-year-old boy wouldn’t be tempted by the promise of power and control - no matter what form that promise came in?

Seth knew exactly what he would do with power and control. He’d be well on his way to a wrestling scholarship, his dad could stop working so hard to make ends meet, and he’d forever have the heart of his girlfriend, Sandpoint High’s most beautiful girl.

For Seth, the temptation was much too strong to resist. And why should he? The way he saw it, he had everything to gain.

But when he unknowingly invites another soul to share his body, Seth discovers that not all power is good – especially when it was never his to wield. And when the soul reveals its true intentions, will Seth have the strength to fight it or would death be less painful?

Writer, reader, dreamer, cardiojunkie, mother, friend, pantster, calm, wild, lover, fighter, tree-hugger, material girl, relentless, mellow, passionate, zen master, party girl, selfless, selfish. I am all of these. Who I am on any given day depends on whether the sky is bright or dark with clouds, if I tripped over the dog or meditated in peace. I cannot be contained. I don’t like boxes and boxes don’t like me.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cover Reveal: Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

Expected publication: October 30th 2012 by Omnific Publishing


Book description:
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

And The Winners are .....

Thank you to all that entered The Black Shard Giveaway, stay tuned for more giveaways coming up real soon.

First winner is.... Kerrie Mayans

2nd Winner is.... Rosemarie Herbert

Since there were just few entries there is only two winners instead of 3. Your info has been sent off to the Author, you should be hearing from her shortly.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Giant Surprise Giveaway for The Burning Star by Jessie Lane!

In honor of Melissa's birthday (9/10), Melissa and Crystal are going to be giving away free ebook copies through B&N, Amazon, Smashwords and All Romance/OMNI Lit starting 9/1/12 to 9/10/12. From now until 8/31/12, we are going to continue the price of $0.99. However, when the giveaway is over, on 9/11/12, we will go back to the original price of $1.99.

Available to buy ebooks at:

Available to buy book in print at:


She'll have to believe the unbelievable to survive. The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead. Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end. Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?


All I could think was that if I concentrated on cleaning his gash then maybe I wouldn’t make myself look like an idiot anymore. The concentrating helped because I could just feel his eyes on me. I wanted to ask him what he was thinking, or why he was staring, but I thought it was better to just stay quiet and clean his arm. I worked quickly and when I was done I looked up into his face with a somewhat steely determination not to make an ass out of myself anymore today. “Hey, you think you can handle it if we clean it off with alcohol. I bet it’s going to sting like a bitch, but I’m afraid it might get infected if we don’t.”

 “Yeah, that’s fine.” He said as he concentrated on my face.

 “Are you sure? Because a cut like that, I bet it’s going to hurt. Like hurt a lot.” I inwardly debated if he was trying to be brave, or if he was nuts enough that he just didn’t care. My bet was nuts.

Ryan put on a confident face and said, “I think I can handle it. But if it makes you feel any better I promise I won’t scream like a little girl.” Well at least I could go get the alcohol without feeling like I hadn’t warned him properly. “Ok, wait here. I’ll go get the alcohol out of the bathroom, and I’ll be right back.” I headed out of the kitchen and turned right down the hall towards that bathroom. I snagged it out from underneath the bathroom sink cabinet and hurried back to the kitchen because some part of my brain still couldn’t believe that there was an exceptionally hot half naked guy in my kitchen. But sure enough I rounded the corner and he was still standing there waiting for me. “So, do you want me to like pat it on with the rag or…”

 “No just pour it straight into the wound. That’s the best way to avoid any infection.” And with that comment he positioned his arm over the sink so that we wouldn’t make a mess. I just shook my head. He really was nuts.

 “I’m betting twenty bucks you scream like a girl.” I chided.

 “And I’m betting a date with you that I won’t scream like a girl.” He stared intently at my shocked face with a cocky little grin as I absorbed his comment in.

 “Ok.” Really? I thought to myself. That’s all you can come up with is ‘ok’? He’ll think you’re oh so smooth now. In fact, I’m sure I just won the ‘smooth award’ somewhere.

 I shook my head and gingerly started to pour the alcohol into the gash that ran nearly from his shoulder to right above his elbow. As I braced myself for the scream that I was sure he had coming, when the alcohol hit his wound he gasped from the pain and then snapped his jaw shut. His face became clenched and contorted from pain and his entire body literally locked up in a spasm of sorts. Jerking the bottle upright and setting it on the kitchen counter; I stared into his distorted face. He was in so much pain that I had absolutely no idea how he was not screaming. His body shuddered and then I saw where there were beads of sweat on his forehead that started trickling down his face.

I inadvertently took a step back from him afraid that he was going to crack and instead of screaming throw a punch or something. Then the strangest thing happened; I felt a blast of hot air that was strong enough to lift my hair a little as if it was in a breeze and then there was a rich smell of some kind of flowers I couldn’t identify that practically engulfed my senses. My body started tingling in response to something, and I felt a flash of heat ripple through me. Then as quickly as it had started, it was over. I looked around my house somewhat wildly for a minute trying to figure out what just happened. “What was that? Ryan did you feel that?”

“Feel what Kay? The alcohol burning the crap out of my arm. Yes, I most certainly felt that.” He was looking at me somewhat analytically, and I thought that maybe he was thinking that I belonged in the loony farm or something.

 I was seriously going to have to reread the side effects of that new medication I was on. Maybe I was having hallucinations? But it felt so real. In fact, my body was still humming with something that I couldn’t place.

 “Right, you’re right. It must have been the heater coming on or something. I just wonder when my mom got that smelly thing. It has such a strong smell of some kind of flower.” I started scanning the wall outlets for an air freshener plug in and then the counters for some kind of new smelly candle. Nothing. There had to be an explanation for it. The hot air came on and hit whatever air freshener Mom had put out, right?

 “Kay, are you all right?” The way Ryan was watching me now I was obviously never getting that date. What a freak he must think I am. 

 “Yeah, yeah. I’m fine. Sorry, I guess I’m a little out of it today. How’s your arm? I guess we should wrap it up now.” I reached for the ace bandage and shook my head to clear the crazy fog that was still in there. I glanced up into Ryan’s face before I touched his arm just to make sure that he was ok with me trying to take care of him.

 He must want me to stand, like, fifty feet back so he didn’t catch my crazy.

Author Bio:

 Jessie Lane is the writing team of Crystal Leo and Melissa Pahl. The two sister-in-laws share a great love of breathtaking romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. (They’re kind of megalomaniacs)

 When not losing themselves in a story, they remember they have real lives. Crystal lives in Kentucky with her husband and two little girls who plot daily the many ways they can drive their poor mother crazy. At the end of the day, Crystal calls Melissa and threatens to ship her two nieces to their favorite Aunt with lots of air holes punched through their box. Melissa answers Crystal’s crazed calls in Washington state where she lives with her husband and big furry baby of a Rottweiler named Yuffie, and reminds her that children are not shippable.

 This is their first novel, but they are all geared up and excited to be releasing other projects soon!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Giveaway: 3 ecopies of The Black Shard by Victoria Simcox

File Size: 2330 KB 
Print Length: 268 pages 
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937293149
Publisher: Two Harbors Press (September 30, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 
Language: English ASIN: B0084AA7RO 
Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
X-Ray: Not Enabled Lending: Enabled


 Kristina’s stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it’s all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester’s cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it’s actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can’t refuse. Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends … and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn’t get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the “Black Shard”, Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it’s in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known.

Giveaway: 3 winners, US and International Giveaway will run from today til the 12th. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, August 27, 2012

And the Winners Are.....

Thank you to all that entered The Magic Warble Giveaway, stay tuned for more giveaways coming up real soon.

 Now on to the three winners..... 




 Your names were drawn through Rafflecopter, I have sent your info off to the Author and you should be hearing from her shortly. Thank you for participating.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Few More Hours left until 3 winners will be announced.....

A few more hours left until 3 winners will be announced for The Magic Warble Giveaway, so stay tuned for the post later tonight (after midnight) .

So if you haven't entered there's still time..... Click HERE to enter.

What's going on this week..... with my son going back to school ( a sophomore now, where did the time go? ).  I will be able to get more reading done and posts up. So stay tuned for reviews of all sorts, I bought some awesome books and can't wait to read them.  

So how is your week going ? What are you reading? 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: Forged By Greed by Angela Orlowski-Peart


Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world.

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards—exist on Earth, living among humans and perfectly fitting into modern life. Their secret societies are organized, each united by their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.

The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict.

The forces of nature are disrupted. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world. The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira fight not only for their star-crossed love but to protect the future of both Races and humankind.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Conjure by Lea Nolan

About CONJURE: Be careful what you search for…

Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry--hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.

When a strange girl appears, bent on revenge; demon dogs become a threat; and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends--are lost forever.

Doesn't this book sound awesome! The Cover is gorgeous too.


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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Sitdown at BLYH.....

First I want to apologize for not posting more frequently but I do have some things coming up.. A cover reveal on the 20th , reviews and much more... so stay tuned.

The Magic Warble giveaway ends on the 27th so if you haven't entered here, you still have time.

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Now with school starting or have started, do you find you have more time to read or less time to read?

I myself, with my son being a teenager I have usually more time than when he was younger. I just wish he read more. Anyone have suggestions for a 15 year old that does not like to read? What could peek his interest? I would appreciate any and all suggestions. He is not a sports lover( a little football but doesn't play) he is a gamer.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Feature and Follow #4

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Q: What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn’t have to be a book blog.

A: I have a few, one being Rachel @ Parajunkee - I was brand new had no idea where to begin and her blogging 101 was such a tremondous help. Then There is Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies, she was also a great big help when I first started, she was so kind when I had tons of questions early on. Then there is Jackie @ Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories, who was also so sweet, funny and helpful. Then there is Tynga Reviews, her blog is just so much fun. As well As Carmel @ Rabid Reads. I could just go on, if I missed someone I'm sorry just I would be here all night if I listed all that inspire me. Sorry for the long post I just couldn't just pick one.

Topic Thursday: How big has your book shelves, ereaders grown since starting your blog?

I was wondering if I just went totally out of control since I started my blog? I know when I started I had one bookshelf almost full, now I have books everywhere, under my bed , shelves triple stacked. And now with my Kindle I have almost 400 books on there. It's insane. I would need to read 24 hours away for months to read all I have.

So how about you? Are your shelves overflowing like mine, are you running out of room and for those with a Kindle or any ereader how much have you added to that?

Maybe we should start a book addiction or more like book buy addiction club.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Magic Warble Giveaway

File Size: 1637 KB
Print Length: 280 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1935097172
Publisher: Two Harbors Press (August 3, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled

It's listed a middle-grade read, ages 9-13.
Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble,” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

About the Author:

Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.

For the giveaway, The Author is offering 3 ebook copies and yes it is international.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Help! I have Kindleitis!

Ever since I got my Kindle Fire, I have gone insane with buying, well I guess you can't say freebies are technically buying..... or can you? But anyway it just seems I can't stop. I try and back away and say no more but then I see such a great deal and I can't resist.

Anyone else have this problem? You have a solution to this crazy problem....

Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: She Speaks to Angels by Ami Blackwelder

File Size: 387 KB
Print Length: 245 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475116721
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing (March 28, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: Received copy by Author for honest review

"I tried not to sound hysterical, but it’s not every day you find out the paranormal is hunting you."

What if everything you believed was a lie?

A Suicide

Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?

Dangerous Liaisons

When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn't be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique of three who, as new transfers to the school, are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn't he?

A Soul Purpose

The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind: Earth. Demons want to do what they want. Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons

A Suspenseful Romance

Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique of three, Ali won't know who to trust…or who to love, because for Allison Maney, everything i not exactly what it seems.

Book 1 in the AngelFire Chronicles:

This book starts off with a sad note, a suicide. Which leads three teenage girls wanting to investigate, Why would a popular boy kill himself? The more they dig the more trouble finds at least one of the girls Allison (Ali). And while that is all going on, the boy Ali has had a crush on since he arrived at school is suddenly paying lots of attention to her. Then three new students arrive and they seem like they are trouble or so she thinks.

I have to say I loved this book from the first page. I connected with Ali almost instantaneously and it was a wild ride from the starting gate. And I have to admit I liked Dameon too at first but then came Kian. I can't blame the girl for being confused.

Honestly I couldn't read this book fast enough I just kept wanting to know more, how it was going to end and everything in between. I loved the story-line, the uniqueness of how angels and demons were made as well as if they broke the rules, what would happen if they do.

This was a fantastic read, I definitely will be reading the next book, Falling Angels when it comes out. So if you are a lover of Angels and Demons with a unique twist to it(at least for me it was) then I highly recommend you read this book.

5 out of 5 stars

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Feature and Follow # 3

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Q. What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?

A. Actually with this new YA blog, I am able to do some things differently. Such as sign up for anything and everything(Book Tours, Reviews and even giveaways). I am taking my time with this one and build it slowly.


First of all I would like to thank all who have entered, stay tuned for many more giveaways!

Winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card is.....


Email have been sent, you have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Please check your spam for the email.

Topic Thursday: What subject is Taboo for you?

Whether you read Adult or YA? Or even both, What subject to you is too much and makes you either cringe or it totally turns you off from that book?

I, myself have yet to come across a topic that has pushed the boundaries for me personally, though one book last year I think was darker and more depressing than I read before and that bothered me but I still liked the book.

Let me know your opinions.........

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: Bayou Myth by Mary Ann Loesch

File Size: 416 KB
Print Length: 242 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984657819
Publisher: Dragonfire Press; 1 edition (April 9, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: Own Copy

As a sixteen year old voodoo queen in the making, Joan Renault just wants to be like all the other girls in the small town of Monte Parish, Louisiana—obsessed with boys and swamped with social lives. If the other kids would quit calling her “hoodoo hag,” she might have a small shot at normality. It would also help if Joan’s weekend outings with her secret crush, Dave, weren’t always being interrupted by her dead Grandmere, the legendary Marie Laveau. After all, it’s hard to make out with your best friend when your grandmother is watching! But when you come from a long line of voodoo priestesses with dried gator heads decorating the wall of their huts, normal doesn’t come easily.

When Joan witnesses the brutal sacrifice of a child to a tree Druid, she learns her Grandmere’s scandalous past has come back to haunt those living in the present. Hera, a vengeful voodoo priestess is determined to use the residual energy of Pandora’s Box to revive a sleeping voodoo god and declare war on the descendants of Marie Laveau, especially Joan. Suddenly, Greek myths are being re-enacted all over town, and Joan has her hands full trying to sort it all out. With the approach of Samedi’s Day—the voodoo day of resurrection—Joan must learn to accept her destiny in order to stop the approaching threat to her family and friends.

As many of you know I am a huge fan of Mythology, so I couldn't wait to dive into this book. Not only does this book have Greek Mythology but it mixes it with Voodoo and it blew me away. I totally became engrossed in this storyline, so much so I didn't want to take time to eat and prayed my Kindle's battery would hold out so I could finish it. I read this none stop and I still want more.

Joan is a typical sixteen year old for the exception that her Grandmere is none other than Marie Laveau. Which I found totally fascinating. I have heard the myth's regarding Marie Laveau but never read a book with her in it and I just couldn't get enough. Even when the author mixed Greek and Voodoo, I thought I might have gotten lost but I didn't. She did a fantastic job weaving the myths together.

The characters were well written and the story flowed well. There was a lot of twists and turns in this book as well, which is another thing I love when I am reading a book. I can't figure what is going to happen next.

I have nothing bad to say about this book, I loved every minute of it just wish it didn't end. I will definitely read more from this author. I hope maybe we might see more of Joan, Dave and the rest of the characters in the future.

5 out of 5 stars(honestly if I could rate it higher I would)

Teaser Tuesdays # 1

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!

This teaser comes from Bayou Myth by Mary Ann Loesch

"Ike and Mike could get killed."

"Yea, they could. And you'll take the blame."

"How do you figure that?"

"Well, who else dabbles in the big, bad world of voodoo? Not Ana Ziegler." Hera laughed again.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Mers (Mer Chronicles Book #1) by Ami Blackwelder

File Size: 429 KB
Print Length: 238 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing (October 23, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005Z327OE
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: Given to by Author for an honest review

The Mers:
What lies beneath the surface?
One hundred years from now the world has
changed and brought with it new forms of life.
Who are the Mers? Who is Mira?

“I am not a Mer,” A simple but profound statement that changes Mira’s life forever. She always knew she was different. She never quite fit in with the Mers. However, when her quest to understand her past leads her across the border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thinks the journey to find out who she really is will be an easy one.

But, in Jersey she finds more questions than answers. The “Garden State” has become a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them, finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her traveling companion is a Mer willing to fight to the death.

Book 1 in the Mer Chronicles:

I honestly think I have read only one Dystopian book and a handful with mermaids in them but not as a main character. What I found intriguing with this book was the unique world building this author created. We have the Mers who hate humans, humans who hate the Mers then there are several types of humans, Aristos, Commoners(who are really low on the totem pole), Magi's and even Pirates. The fact all of this takes place in or around Jersey makes me smile.

Mira, who all her life has lived as Mer but was different and wanted to know why, so she sets out for where she isn't allowed to go, due to a truce called between the Humans and the Mers. Her boyfriend and his little sister tag along. But she ends up more confused than ever until she finally finds out the truth.

The book started off a bit slow but soon picked up once they were in Jersey. Then it was non stop action with a touch of sweet romance. It also had a couple surprising moments that I didn't see coming. I do have to say though the ending I was a bit confused about not so much for the story as to where and how Ethan is going to be in the future. I know she was setting up for the next installment, I just I don't know if he is going to be good or bad. I surely hope its not the latter. I really liked him.

Overall this book was far different than I been reading and I did enjoy it. I am looking forward to see what the next book has to offer. Would I recommend yes, if you love YA Paranormal with a Dystopian twist then this book is for you.

4 out of 5 stars

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Feature and Follow # 2

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?

A: I have to say yes, when I am depressed or sad I tend to go to one of my favorite author's, like Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Alyssa Day, Larissa Ione or Donna Grant (this answer would change once I read more YA). If I am happy I tend to grab anything new or something different out of my norm.

What's Next? #2

Is hosted by IceyBooks, and here is how it works.

-Every Thursday, select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.

-Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.

-At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Even if you don't end up reading your readers' top choice, you'll know what the majority is excited for.

So who's up for it? Be sure to grab a button and link up your posts tomorrow! And leave me a comment telling me what you think!

As always, thanks for reading :)

Here's My choices for this week:

Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…

Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?

First there are nightmares.

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.

When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt.

Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Channie Belks is trying to hide the fact she's a witch.

Sorta hard to do after her parents slap a chastity curse on her for flirting with "dirty-minded, non-magical, city-boys." She can't even walk by a hot guy without zapping him.

There's a way to break the curse; but one mistake could kill her. It's not worth the risk ... until she meets a certain BMX champion named Josh.

Suddenly, the threat of death isn't such a deal-breaker.

Which should I choose?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

This meme is hosted by One Persons Journey through a world of BooksIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I was a bit slow on reading this week, it was a crazy week which ended with my son's bday. So I only got one book finished this past week.

Untamed Fire by Donna Fletcher (adult)for a blog tour this week on my adult blog

What I plan on reading:

City of Bones

Anna Dressed in Blood


I hope to get to others as well, we will see how this week goes.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Feature and Follow # 1

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

A: It's been so long ago LOL, um I have to say Where The Red Fern Grows, though it was so sad.

What's Next? #1

Is hosted by IceyBooks, and here is how it works.

-Every Thursday, select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.

-Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.

-At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Even if you don't end up reading your readers' top choice, you'll know what the majority is excited for.

So who's up for it? Be sure to grab a button and link up your posts tomorrow! And leave me a comment telling me what you think!

As always, thanks for reading :)

Here is my choices


When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Which should I read first??

Topic Thursday:Do you prefer Series books or Standalone's?

To get this blog going I thought I would start with a feature that I use on my Adult blog and that is Topic Thursday.

My question this week is ..... Do you prefer Series books or Standalone's? I myself love series books, I am what you call a series addict. If I find a book I love I just want it to continue. I want to know where these characters are going and what are they doing? Don't get me wrong I have read some awesome standalone's but deep down I wish they would continue on..

So are you a series addict? Or do you prefer the story to end and move on to the next one? What are your favorites, be it series or standalone. I need some good suggestions.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Welcome To Book Lover's YA Hideaway

Welcome! I know you are probably wondering what in the world is she doing. Well because BLH is tagged and set up as an Adult blog, I thought it might be easier to keep all YA separate so maybe those who do want to visit and don't want to see all the Adult posts I may have on BLH, they can come here.

So I hope you enjoy it here, It all YA topics, all genres as well pertaining to YA.