Thursday, September 26, 2013

Royally Lost Cover Reveal!

Hi everyone! Today I am proud to post the cover reveal for Royally Lost!
can I get a drum roll please......

Title:  Royally Lost
Author:  Angie Stanton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Expected release date:  May 6, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult 
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours;

Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.
Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.
When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share  a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

About the Author
Angie Stanton never planned on writing books, she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in a rural setting with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head she began to write them down and the rest is history.
She loves dipping french fries in chocolate shakes, natural disaster movies and Broadway Musicals. When not writing, Angie is concocting ways to make more dreams come true, whether it be tickets to a Broadway show or convincing her family they should rent an RV and travel the country. She's still working on that one.
Angie is a proud double finalist of the 2011 National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em, as well as a finalist for the Golden Quill Awards.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 104: Trust in Me (Wait for You # 1.5) by J. Lynn

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Trust in Me (Wait for You # 1.5)
Author: J. Lynn
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
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It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

My Thoughts:
I am so excited to read scenes from Wait For You (and especially the ones that we didn't see!) from Cam's point of view! I loved Wait For You, not to mention Cam, and I'm sure this short ebook will be brilliant--after all, Jennifer L. Armentrout never disappoints!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

The Mephisto Mark Blog Tour: Guest Post

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Hi guys!! Today I am so happy to be part of The Mephisto Mark Blog Tour (by InkSlingerPR Blog Tours!!). Make sure to check out this series if you haven't!
Orphaned at six and sent to live with abusive relatives in Bucharest, Mariah learned early in life to box up violent, agonizing memories and put them in permanent mental storage. Now almost nineteen, she has a paying job, a tiny apartment, and a plan to attend university. She loves her independence and is steadily overcoming her past, but when an enigmatic stranger walks into the pub where she works and the trajectory of her life changes yet again, she begins to wonder if she’ll run out of mental shelf space.

The only females unafraid of the Mephisto brothers are the extremely rare Anabo, born without Original Sin. Over one hundred years ago, Phoenix was first to find one, but he made a fatal mistake and she was murdered by his oldest brother and enemy, Eryx. Phoenix soldiered through the next century wrapped up in grief and guilt, his only outlet planning takedowns of those who pledged their souls to Eryx. When one of his brothers brings Mariah to Mephisto Mountain, he’s torn between his instinctive, powerful need to pursue her, and his certainty that he can never have her.

Drawn into the world of the Mephisto, Mariah sees the pain and misery Eryx unleashes on humanity, and the boxes in her mind begin to fly open, one by one. All that keeps her from slipping off the edge is her unlikely, sexually charged friendship with Phoenix. He’s incredibly screwed up; she’s completely broken. It would take a miracle for them to find happiness. Then Eryx brings the war for Hell to a whole new level, forcing Mariah and Phoenix to make a choice that will bind them together for all eternity, or rip them apart forever.


My Top 10 Favorite Books by Trinity Faegen

1. The Runaway Bunny – Makes me cry every time.

2. Jane Eyre – My first ‘adult’ book. After Jane, I never read another horse book.

3. Pride & Prejudice – Okay, so it’s cliché, but this is most excellent.

4. Slightly Dangerous – Mary Balogh. This is old school romance and I adore it. I reread at 

least once a year.

5. Lord of Scoundrels – The perfect romance novel. Ask anyone.

6. The Hunger Games – I couldn’t put it down. Reread it as soon as I’d finished, just to 

relive the awesome.

7. Dark Lover – Paranormal romance doesn’t get much better than this. It’s still my favorite 

of all the Ward BDB books.

8. David Copperfield – Every author should glom Dickens. He was a master at character 

building & descriptions. 

9. Master of the Game – I cut my teenage teeth on Sidney Sheldon. I haven’t read this in 

years and years and it still stands out as a favorite read.

10. Whatever I just read – I’m not particularly picky and tend to be enchanted with anything I 

read. I rarely find a book I don’t like, so generally speaking, my most favorite book is the 

one I just finished.

Trinity Faegen Bio:
Author of the RITA winning Pink Files series, Stephanie Feagan has had a love affair with romance novels since she was eleven and discovered there are kissing scenes in Victoria Holt books. She spent a lot of time in her closet with a flashlight, reading as fast as possible to get to the end, only to start a new book and begin the whole Leave-Me-Alone-I’m-Reading cycle all over again. She still stays up until the wee hours to finish books, now courtesy of a lighted e-reader which she believes is mankind’s greatest invention ever.
Stephanie also writes Young Adult and New Adult paranormal romance as Trinity Faegen. A practicing CPA who loves travel, books, new pencils, old keys, and smart guys, she lives in the oilfields of west Texas with her engineer husband and a mean cat. She’d love to hear from you. She answers to Stephanie, Trinity, Hey Lady, and Mom, and can be reached or
She’s aware the similarity between her pseudonym, Faegen, and her real name, Feagan, confuses pretty much everyone, herself included. Since so many mispronounce Feagan as FEEgan instead of FAYgan, she thought she’d mix it up when she took a pseudonym and make it easier on people. Now people say FayEEgen, and spell it wrong. Next time she takes a pen name, she’s totally going with Smith or Jones.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 104: Allegiant (Divergent # 3) by Veronica Roth

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Allegiant (Divergent # 3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
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One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

My Thoughts:
I absolutely cannot WAIT for this book! That cliffhanger at the end of the last book was a total game changer, and I can't believe I have to wait this long for the final book. Plus, this book is in dual point of view, from both Tris and Four, which makes it even better, if that's possible!  October 22nd cannot come soon enough!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 103: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Name: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Author: Lena Dunham
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: October 10th, 2013
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On October 8, 2012, Dunham signed a $3.5 million deal with Random House to publish her first book, an essay collection called Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned.

My Thoughts:
Does anyone else absolutely love Lena Dunham? For those of you who don't know who she is, she's a comedian, an actor, a writer, and a director (she does all of those things and more on the HBO show, "Girls")--she's insanely talented and extremely funny.  There's no summary yet for this book, but I've read that it's going to be a book of short stories, describing anecdotes from her life, and well as things that she has "learned."  Even if you don't know who Lena is, you should definitely read this book if you like to laugh, because I guarantee you will laugh.

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith Review

Name: This Is What Happy Looks Like
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Format: Library Book
416 pages
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If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 


My Review:
I'm not going to lie, I went into this book with very high expectations. I mean, I LOVED The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (also by Jennifer E. Smith), so I thought I would like this book as much as that one. Sadly this book didn't live up to my expectations. While this book was an okay read, it definitely didn't match the magic of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

Here's what I did really like about this book: the writing style was AMAZING. I seriously love how Jennifer writes; how she is able to capture the emotions of the characters and write it so fluently onto the page. I also really like the basic plot premise of this book; how two people could form a relationship through email-and then have them meet in real life. I find it interesting to see how the pair's relationship grows throughout the novel and I really liked Ellie and Graham together!

One thing that really bothered me in This Is What Happy Looks Like, is how I felt that the book ended so unresolved. It just didn't feel like a happy ending to me, it felt more like an okay ending of a book-nothing special that made me want to re-read this book over and over. I also wasn't a huge fan of how Ellie never got to really meet her father...and for some reason that just bothered me throughout most of the book.

Overall, I enjoyed This Is What Happy Looks Like! Was it the best book ever? No. But it was a fun, and enjoyable romance that was a great beach read!

My Rating: