7 Clues To Winning You by Kristin Walker

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7 Clues To Winning You

Author: Kristin Walker

Release Date: April 26, 2012

Publisher: Razorbill

Summary (Goodreads):

When a humiliating picture of Blythe goes viral, she's instantly the target of ridicule at her new school. To salvage her reputation, Blythe teams up with Luke to win the Senior Scramble scavenger hunt. But Luke is an unlikely ally and potentially can't be trusted.

Perhaps it's his Shakespearean witticisms that reel Blythe in despite her better judgment . . . or maybe she just craves the thrill of the game. But as the hunt progresses, their relationship heats up. Soon their madcap mischief spirals out of control. Blythe is faced with arrest and expulsion, among other catastrophes - until Luke shows her what the Scramble (and love) is really about.


Against All Odds: Cover Reveal, Review, and Giveaway

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Author: Aliaa El Nashar

Release Date: April, 2011

Publisher: Shabab Books Publishing-house

Summary (Goodreads):

The Story revolves around:

-A boy called Damien who seems to have it all. He's rich, good-looking and athletic. He's also arrogant, obnoxious and a major player. Damien is one of 5 children who seem to not get along, until one day Damien meets Alexis and his life is turned inside out.

-A girl called Alexis who has trust issues due to her parents. Her best friends mean the world to her, and she refuses to date anyone that doesn't fit completely in her 'Perfect Guy' list.

They're thrown together a lot and start to face inner demons they've hidden away for so long.


Propheticus- For Free!

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Hello my lovely readers!

So, remember that one book from that one blog tour? Just Kidding. But, seriously, do you remember the blog tour stop for Propheticus by Emma Daley and she was here with a guest post? WELL, you can get it for FREE from June 28 - June 30 for a Kindle download. So, what are you waiting for? Go get it! The link is right.... here.

Blog tour stop: Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock by Deborah J. Lightfoot - review and giveaway

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Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock

Author: Deborah J. Lightfoot

Release Date: November 13, 2011

Publisher: Seven Rivers Publishing

Summary:
Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage traveler must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic -- and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can't seem to decide whether to love her or kill her.

Liebster Blog Award!

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Liebster award


So, guess what every one.... MY BLOG WAS NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD!!!
I am so very psyched right now. I mean, who would've thought that I (the blog) would ever win an award? I was nominated by Inky over at Book Haven Extraordinaire and Megan from Stuck on Reading, so go over and check out their blogs, too (they won it, also).

The Liebster Blog Award is for blogs that have under 200 followers, and the blogs are nominated by other winners who think the blog is awesome (Yes!).

Blog Tour Stop: Propheticus by Emma Daley - Guest Post

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Author Emma Daley has stopped by today with a guest post for the Propheticus Blog Tour!

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

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Ditched: A Love Story

Author: Robin Mellom

Release Date: January 10, 2012

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Summary (Goodreads):
High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her. Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom. And then ditched her.




Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

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Shadow Hills

Author: Anastasia Hopcus

Release Date: August 24, 2010

Publisher: Egmont USA

Summary (Goodreads):

After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.


Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey

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Stolen Away

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Release Date: January 17, 2012

Publisher: Walker Childrens

Summary (Goodreads):

For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years, as Faery tradition dictates, and then give up his crown to another. But he won't comply, and now chaos threatens both worlds.

The only one who can break his stranglehold on the Faery court is his wife. . . Eloise's aunt Antonia. Using Eloise to lure Antonia, Strahan captures his wife, desperate to end the only threat to his reign. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric-who may or may not betray them.




Upcoming Releases: July 2012

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You all don't have to wait with baited breath anymore... here's the July 2012 upcoming releases!

Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer- Blitz and Excerpt

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Dead Radiance

Author: T.G. Ayer

Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Release Date: February 25, 2012 

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Summary:
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras - Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.

The new foster kid, Aidan, isn't helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human. Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she'd never belonged?

Losing Elizabeth by Tanya J. Peterson - Author Interview and Review

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Losing Elizabeth

Author: Tanya J. Peterson

Release Date: April 25, 2012

Publisher: CreateSpace

Summary (Goodreads):
High school junior Elizabeth Carter is self-confident and outgoing with a bright future. Life is good for Elizabeth, then she meets Brad Evans. To those on the outside, and even to Elizabeth at first, her life gets even better with Brad. Slowly and insidiously, though, Brad takes control of Elizabeth. Is she really as lucky as she thinks she is? What price is she willing to pay to be this popular, charming, attractive senior boy's girlfriend? Is she envied...or pitied? Most importantly, does she have to lose herself in order to be Brad's significant other?


The Orphan, The Soulcatcher, and The Black Blizzard Tour stop -> Excerpt

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Author Kimberlee Ann Bastian has stopped by my blog today with an excerpt for her blog tour. Check it out!




From Chapter 12: Grocer Sylvester Pawlak – A stand alone chapter between Act I and Act II to introduce Charlie’s employer.


The call of the Union Stockyard siren drifts throughout the streets of Bridgeport, ushering in the start of a new day. The putrid smell of the yards wafts in the air stinging the portly man’s nose. It is a rather chilly, May morning as gusts of wind stir mischievously, which are unusual, even for the Windy City.

“Curse the butchers of the world,” he grumbles.

The portly old man stands dressed in his white apron, trousers, and his signature red shirt, on the Aberdeen Street corner in front of his store. He sweeps the sidewalk with his broom, but has a feeling the effort to tidy up is a wasted one. He gives the occasional nod to folks as they pass by, irritated he cannot yet coax them inside as he is running behind schedule.

“Gut, mornin’, Grocer Pawlak,” says a sultry woman’s voice. Her Polish accent is as thick as her permanent.

The man looks away from the sidewalk to return the greeting, his eyes sizing up the tall woman standing in front of him.

“Aw, Mrs. Hamerski,” he replies in a pleasant, gruff voice. “Best of the morning to you as well, it’s nice to see you out and about. How are Mr. Hamerski and the kids?”

“Oh, well, thanks for asking,” smiles Mrs. Hamerski as wind tousles her tan skirt. “Ooo,” she squeaks, pressing her hand down on the rambunctious cloth. “Interesting bluster we’re having,” she adds in an attempt to veer from her embarrassment.

“Indeed,” says Grocer Pawlak as pleasantly as possible. He hates storms. The only good thing about them is that people stock up on dry goods, but instead of capitalizing on the situation, he still has his store closed. Why, because his stock boy has not yet arrived for his morning duties, leaving him with a partially stocked store, which is no way to run a reputable business.

“I beg your pardon?” chimes Mrs. Hamerski.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

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First off, I would like to thank NetGalley and Harlequin for the chance to read this book. Ever since I saw it a on Goodreads, I just HAD to read it.




Pushing the Limits

Author: Katie McGarry

Release Date: July 31, 2012

Publsiher: Harlequin Teen

Summary (Goodreads):

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.



Blog tour stop: Dreaming Dangerously by Kathleen Harsch - author interview and Giveaway!

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Dreaming Dangerously

Author: Kathleen Harsch

Release Date: September 10, 2011

Publisher: Createspace

Summary (Goodreads):

What if you could HEAR thoughts?

Thanks to her ability to mind-drop, Cassie can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. But sometimes her telepathy is more of a curse than a psychic gift, especially when it comes to Will Rossi.

Reason #1: He pushes his thoughts at her, whether she wants to hear them or not.

Reason #2: His sexy, vindictive ex-girlfriend.

Reason #3: His dimples are absolutely, 100% distracting.

To her surprise, Cassie feels drawn to Will's electromagnetic vibes. Yet, as she falls for him, she discovers their relationship has some serious side effects. She begins to have dreams about the future - dreams that come true in horrifying ways.

Cassie needs to learn to trust Will, or she won't be able to prevent the tragedy she sees coming.

You can buy it on:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


Author Interview:

Release Day Party: Want by Stephanie Lawton - Giveaway

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Want

Author: Stephanie Lawton

Release Date: June 7, 2012

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing

Summary:
I love to sneak over to Felix’s on nights like this when they open the shuttered windows and the sound of the band rides the humidity out into the neighborhood.

Forbidden fruit can be the sweetest—or the most dangerous.

Julianne counts the days until she can pack her bags and leave her old-money, tradition-bound Southern town where appearance is everything and secrecy is a way of life. A piano virtuoso, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school in Boston. Failure is not an option, so she enlists the help of New England Conservatory graduate Isaac Laroche to help her.
She can’t understand why he suddenly gave up Boston’s music scene to return to the South. He doesn’t know her life depends on escaping it. Julianne must face down madness from without, just as it threatens from within. Isaac must resist an inappropriate attraction, but an indiscretion at a Mardi Gras ball—the pinnacle event for Mobile’s elite—forces their present wants and needs to collide with sins of the past.
Will Julianne accept the help she’s offered and get everything she ever wanted, or will she self-destruct and take Isaac down with her?

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Obsidian


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Summary (Goodreads):

Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don't kill him first, that is.



The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

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The Espressologist

Author: Kristina Springer

Release Date: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Summary (Goodreads):
What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right? With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.


Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

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Take a Bow

Author: Elizabeth Eulberg

Release Date: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Point

Summary (Goodreads):

From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school.
Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.


From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

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From What I Remember

Authors: Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

Release Date: May 15, 2012

Publisher: Hyperion

Summary (Goodreads):

KYLIE: Tijuana WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.

MAX: It all started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics. Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded in Tijuana. With less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome.

WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border -- but there's no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started.

LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can't completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It's even clearer now. And I'm not giving him up without a fight.


Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

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So, I've added this book and From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas to my Stand Alone Reading Challenge Books.


Unbreak My Heart

Author: Melissa Walker

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Summary (Goodreads):
Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life. 

Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now. 

Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart?

Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem’s heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story that fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Susane Colasanti will flock to.