Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (63)

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

This book is to be released August 5th, 2014. It is a stand-alone novel.

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn't love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don't expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can't handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly

I absolutely adore Colleen Hoover. If you don't follow her on Facebook, do so. She posts some absolutely hilarious videos and her personality just makes me a fan without having read any of her books (something I plan to remedy ASAP by the way). I think I will really enjoy this book and thus why I have featured it. I like everyone should consider this adorable sounding book as well.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tell Me Something Tuesday (38)

"Tell Me Something" Tuesday is a meme hosted by Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings

This week's question is:

It's the end of the world... what books do you grab to preserve for future readers?

Easy question. The seven hardback versions of the Harry Potter series. 

I have spent my time collecting them and my collection was finally completed a few months ago. I was incredibly excited. I mean, super excited. 

I mean, I flaunted the books in my non-reader friends and said "look at the pretties!" ...of course, they proceeded to blink rapidly at me and wonder what I was on and whether they should have me committed. 

I think that as a series, it was absolutely beautiful writing and a world that every younger generation should be exposed to. I think that the Harry Potter series is right up there with the Lord of the Rings trilogy that are pretty much considered classics. I found myself engrossed in the Harry Potter world so much I join an HP forum and made an abundance of great friends. I don't know where I'd be without the series. 

What books would you spirit away in the event of the world ending? Anyone who says the Harry Potter series gets +2 cool points with me... I'm jussayin'...

Book Blast with Giveaway: Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison @toobusyreading @janetterallison

Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison
Publication date: July 2nd, 2014

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for the signs: people with greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and have the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents' fears as quirks--things that get in the way of having a normal high school life.

When Aislynn's mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can't stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she's been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she's prepared or not.

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About the Author:
Janette Rallison is old. Don't ask how old, because it isn't polite. Let's just say she's older than she'd like to be and leave it at that.

Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as "an eccentric cat lady." She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family's fearless little Westie dog can drive them off.

Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn't have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can't actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let's just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)

Blast Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends August 17th, 2014

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am a Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Unexpected Hiatus Return

Apologies on my absence lately, I had some personal issues come up and had to step away from the blog. I am back now and attempting to get things in order. If I signed up for a book blast, blog tour, or cover reveal in that time and didn't get the post posted on time, I assure you I will try to get them up ASAP despite the time having lapsed. I made the commitment, the least I can do is make a post to build buzz about the books and authors.

Thank you all for understanding. :)

Blog Tour Promo Post with Giveaway: Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones @NereydaG1003 @DianthaJones

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle of Delphi #1
Publication date: March 1st, 2012

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After a vicious attack and learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with her life... and threatens to win her heart in the process.

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Why I Love Writing Fantasy

Reality sucks. That's pretty much why I fell in love with fantasy books.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a realist. But when it comes to my literary adventures, I want them as far out of this "real" world as possible. I'm a lover of make-believe, the imaginary, and the impossible. In fantasy books, I get all of that and so much more.

It was not a complicated decision when I decided to write my first series. Fantasy, it was. And Greek mythology? Definitely. After months and months of research and study, I sat back and let my imagination do the rest.

Boy, what a workout that was.

However, the results have been beyond satisfying. Not only do I get a daily dose of fantasy every day I sit down to write, but for that same length of time, I get to be the characters I write about and live in their world. Even if just for a few hours. It's how I stay sane (or my version of sane) and make it through the day. It makes me happy. It keeps me smiling and I love life simply because I know that I have an escape from it.

And in the end, what's more fantastic than that?

About the Author:
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happens to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries.

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star.

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Blog Tour Promo Post with Giveaway: Revolutionary by Krista McGee @NereydaG1003 @KristaMcGeeYA

Revolutionary by Krista McGee
Series: Anomaly #3
Publication date: July 15th, 2014

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary.

Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was.

Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings more trouble for her. Now Dr. Loudin knows just the leverage to use on his captive, and she is forced to choose between the two of them. Is her first love her true love? Or does Alex ultimately claim her heart?

Unsure of everything around her, including her own identity, Thalli doesn't know where to turn. She knows she needs the Designer, but he seems further away than ever. What she does know, though, is that if she doesn't do something to stop Loudin the fragile world aboveground will be lost once and for all.

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Rest of the Series

Anomaly by Krista McGee (Anomaly #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Luminary by Krista McGee (Anomaly #2) - Goodreads / Amazon

Dr. Loudin

I am so misunderstood. But geniuses always are. The small-minded cannot comprehend what great minds are thinking and planning, so they assume we are evil. They place labels on us, and in their limited understanding assume what they cannot understand must not be good. But I know more than they do, and my ability to see past what could be will allow them to be better than they are. Already, the generations I have created outshine previous generations. We have eradicated the problem of emotions. We have cleansed and strengthened the immune system. My parents' generation had to worry about diseases like cancer, they had to battle illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. My generations do not even struggle with the common cold. Yet, some still fight me. Thalli wants to label me a murderer, cold-hearted. But she does not know. She does not understand. There is so much more to me than anyone--almost anyone--on this earth comprehends.

About the Author:
Krista writes for teens, teaches teens, and more often than not, acts like a teen. She and her family have lived and ministered in Texas, Costa Rica, and Spain. Her current hometown is Tampa, FL.

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