Monday, June 30, 2014

Becoming A Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn Release Blast Giveaway

Jett Girl
Becoming A Jett Girl by
Meghan Quinn

What is Darwin's Children? - Guest Post

Now that this summer is 10 days old and we're pretty much over it- I was over it 10 days before it began- The Summer of Authors can begin!

Alright I'm being a drama queen, summer is great, I just happen to have a lot to look forward to in August so I wouldn't mind skipping ahead a bit.
Plus I don't have many places to go, or ways to get there, so after three days I develop my own version of cabin fever.
It's kind of like in The Shinning.
Only meaner.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The YA Prom

From Alexa Love's Books
What is the YA Prom?
Well, YA Prom is a lot like regular prom. But this time you can skip waiting anxiously for that perfect boy to ask you, obsessively rifling through clothing stores for the perfect dress, all that other perfect jazz, and go straight to the partying on twitter in your pajamas! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Write on Review-a-thon/Wrap up

Write On Review-a-Thon

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th. Let’s get those reviews done!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Secrets and Lies ( Cassie Scot 2) - Review

Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot, #2)Secrets and Lies by Christine Amsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 15th 2013 by Twilight Times Books

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents' betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn't letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.

To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness.

Book 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery series.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Becoming A Jett Girl - Cover Reveal

Becoming A Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 1st, 2014
How did I start the Lafayette Club?
Well, I’m in the business of saving tarnished souls. I hand pick girls from the street who have no options left in life and give them an opportunity they can’t possibly refuse. They come to work in the Lafayette Club which is full of EXQUISITE DEBAUCHERY, where influential men come to conduct business and lap dances are considered a fine art. The girls are trained, they are morphed, they are educated, they follow the rules of the club and they know to submit to me. They live by my motto, no relationships, no love, just sex. They are never touched, only by me, they are never completely naked, only with me, and their personas are entirely anonymous. The only person who knows who they truly are, is me, Jett Colby. If these girls were ever seen on the streets of New Orleans, you would never know they were a Jett Girl.

Cassandra Scot Character Profile - Guest Post + Giveaway

Name: Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot (Cassie)
Age: 21
Birthday: May 18, 1989 (the series takes place in 2010-2011)
Hair color: Auburn (far more brown than red)
Eye color: Blue
Height: 5'6”
Weight: 140 pounds (she does gain and lose some at various points in the story, but this is her healthy norm)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dirty Angels Release Day Blitz Excerpt


Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 15, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year

My favorite list of the year. Well second to last week's of course.
So far this year I've read  40 books this year and have been loving all of them.

Tune In Tuesday - Puppini Sisters

I listen to a lot of old music... like 1920's - 1940's old. So it's usually a surprise when my Spotify suggestions aren't filled with singers such as Doris Day, Dean Martin or The Andrew Sisters. It's probably because of The Andrew Sisters that I was recommended The Puppini Sisters.

Even when I get newer singers they're rarely ever that contemporary.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Summer of Authors

Because in the two months since I started setting this event up I couldn't come up with a better name!
Well I did but I was half asleep so completely forgot my clever alternative.

But Summer of Authors does fit more or less, because the authors are taking over the blog this summer!
More or less.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer

This is my favorite list of the year because of the ten books listened I'm lucky if I get to read at least 3.

I'm going to try and stick with what I started last year which is to try and finish the series I'm halfway through before staring any new ones.

That being said there will probably be more than 10 books on this list.

This list can also be known as top 10 series/trilogies I need to finish.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Truth About Alice - Review

The Truth About AliceThe Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
June 3rd 2014 by Roaring Brook Press

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.  Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control.
 In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life.
But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

The Diamond Peak Series New Covers

The Diamond Peak Series has a new publisher and a new set of covers.
And can I just say they keep making them prettier?
Even the "old covers" are not what I started out with so when I first saw the "old" covers I fell in love with them. And now with these new ones I love them too.
Like the story throughout the series they just keep getting better!
My reviews for the series can be found at the end of this post.
Old Covers

Diamond Peak Series

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I hit a slump sometime in February but I think I more than made up for it in May!
And that makes me very happy!

I couldn't remember finishing so many books that quickly.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Audiobook Challenge Update #1

2014 Audio Challenge
I have to admit that I forgot about most of my reading challenges this year. Around mid-February I hit a slump and just let most things go. And sadly it was harder for me to get into the audiobooks I was trying out.

So far this year I've listened to just 12. I'm starting my 13th tomorrow and yes that puts me on the third level of this challenge: Stenographer but last year by this time I had listened to 22 audiobooks.