Friday, May 31, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 4: Ethics and Non-Fiction

It's day 4 of Armchair BEA 2013, today we'll be discussing on ethics and Non-Fiction
 
Ethics:
Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?
 
Alway give credits to the author, there are too many ways where someone will claim something that isn't theirs.
 
If you are doing a cover reveal, give the credits to the photographer and his/her company that they worked so hard for. But also give credit toward the blog tour people that put it all together for us to share.
 
There should never be a time where there isn't credit needing to be give, unless it is your own but if you're using stuff that has a name behind it just be sure to indicate credit is shared.
 
Have you had an experience with plagiarism? How did you deal with it?
 
No one has complained but most of my posts does have credits somewhere along the line, and if the senario were to happen . . . well I guess I'll just have to figure it out then.  
 
What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow?
 
  • There are a few things I've seen on the internet that really throws me off, because to me it like huh? What? This make no sense at all.
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  • Don't quickly judge an author's cliff hangers, some authors actually get bombard with negative reviews when the reader didn't like what he/she done. But you have to understand that the author fights with their brain during those times Should I? Or Should I not? But it works out better.
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  • Authors don't always know if their books are released early or not or even if netgallery has them, an author had an unfortunate twitter hatred when the reader share it's excitement of the new book. So don't expect they know everything.
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  • If you didn't read the book or dislike it very much, don't write an review . . . what's the point? UNLESS you are going to give an honest review.
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  • Link up your review to the author's FB page or Twitter, even though they might not read it because some rather stay away from reviews as much they can but they appreciate that you shared your review.
 
  
Non-Fiction:
 
Do you read non-fiction? Why or why not?
 
Not partically, as far to the reason why or why not. I think I like the fiction world better, I like to read imaginations and read the creativity that the author spend months maybe years writing it.
 
Is there a specific type of non-fiction that you prefer to read (i.e., historical, true crime, memoirs, biographies, etc.)?
 
I like to read biographies on amazing animals, like for example Dewey the small town library cat. That was truly amazing, animals has a unique story none are ever the same and some were even mention on television!!!  I've also dabbled in medical/health autobiography because I do like science and I'm very involve with medical stuff and health.
 
What is the perfect book for a first-time non-fiction reader?
 
MMM I'm not sure if I can pick out because 1) I haveen't read any in awhile like 5 years and 2) because mine is solely on animals biographies and medical/health.
 
 
 
Check back for Day 5 for How I keep it real? And Children/ Young Adult Literature


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchaire BEA: Literary Fiction

Pardon my late posting for Day 3 of Armchair BEA, I was spending catch up with a friend along with a movie (which wasn't all bad but I'll keep IMO to myself). 

How did everyone else the Twitter Party this morning?

I managed to be there for the whole thing, but then TweetChat stop working on my Internet and there was Internet so I'm not sure why it refused to open up. It first began to not post my comments, so I had to go back and forth on Armchair BEA twitter feed to know the next question.

Literary Fiction:

I think from the beginning of my books obsessions, it was always young adult or adult books but I haven't read Literary fiction. If I did read literary fiction, it was probably school related back when I was in high school, for example "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Of Mice and Men", "Animal Farm"

Sadly none of those interest me in any way and when my teachers show the movie version, it made it even more complicated for me to understand the story. My junior English class, we all read Animal Farm and it was very confusing to all of us and when we finally got the chance to see the movie. Every single one of us said it would've been easier seeing the movie rather than reading the book.

So are there any Literary books that I might be interested in reading? The answer is yes

Water for Elephants, The Lovely Bones, The Casual Vacancy, and any of the Jane Austen' books that I currently owned.

I can probably bet that my best friend who also love books has read more literary books than I have just based from how she was education at her school compare to mine and the fact that she is studying to be an English major.

Thanks again for stopping by on my blog, I will be spending my night working on tomorrow BEA topic.
 
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Armchaire BEA: Day 2: Blogger Development & Genre Fiction

Although I have blogged for awhile but made a leap/changes in my blogging . . . While I don't have much advice off the top of my head about what you can do to improve your Blog, I can say this . . .
Blog what you love or do, don't try to blog about something that isn't interesting to you or just because you have to,
Blogging is something you do on your time unless you really have a career out of it (Please tell me how Blogging became a career for you if you blog as a job).

Since I've made the change to blogger from wordpress, I decided that if I am really going to switch I was going to change everything. On my wordpress blog, I blog about varies of things and to me I lost that interest but I still wanted to blog about books I read and share my review.
That was how my blog SassyCat's Books Review was born, but lets just say I need a good title for my new blog so I came with an idea of the word "Sassy" because I am very Sassy and with my name being Kat I wanted to include my cat-like personality. A lot of my friends really like the title although one did ask why not a "K" for the SassyCat title, simply because every time I have mention my name when someone does know me I have to clarify that it's with a K not a C.

One thing I can say is the name of your blog is very important, you don't want it to sound too boring but you also don't want to make it too long for people to remeber. Also make the blog suit you and your personality, trust me you'll be more proud about it because its fits you not the other way around.

Genre Fiction:
I wish GoodRead would tell me what Genre I read most of because then it would be a lot simpler to say this and that. But all it does it recommend books based on my shelves, not the genre but it does have Recommend genre. :-/
I have a huge mixture of Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, and Adult books with Romance and Paranormal.
The majority of my Genre are by the same authors, but there are more that I haven't gotten the chance to read yet.

Rachel Vincent for both YA and Adult
Alpha (Shifters, #6)With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)Oath Bound (Unbound, #3)
 
Andrea Cremer: Paranormal, Fantasy and YA
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)Rise (Nightshade Prequel, #2)
 
Cassandra Clare: Paranormal
 
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
 

 
Thanks for stopping by at SassyCat's Books Review
 

ARMCHAIR BEA: Introduction



Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Kat hence the titled being SassyCat's, I'm a student pursuing another degree (Diagnostic Medical Sonography), I love to read books, talk about books, interact with authors on twitter or facebook and I have a dream of becoming a author myself. I've been blogging for awhile but I made the jump to blogger with a new name SassyCat's Books Review because it was time to let go of my old one. From my old blog I blogged about many things but that became too much so I really wanted to create a new blog that would focused on books or book related.

Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event?
This is my first Armchair BEA, I heard about BEA before but I never really dig deep into what it was about . . . until now. I saw a lot of blogger that I follow on Twitter talk about BEA, while I wish I was at the NEW YORK BEA event but I just don't have the money to travel or to attend (YET) attending a BEA is on my bucket list, I assure you.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
Right now I'm at a standstill with books, I think I've read far too many in a short period of time where my mind is just exploded. But I must say some of those books have gotten me to participate in blog tours (my first one too!) and I made a lot of dedication to reviewing those books.
What are some of favorite books that I've read in 2013? With All My Soul, the final book of Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamer series. I practically grew with the characters in a sense and as a reader because I didn't start getting the book bug until late 2009. Another book that was my favorite read was Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2) By Andrea Cremer, I just love her series. I'm a huge Kitty Norville Series by Carrie Vaughn the last one I read was Dean Man's Hand (Book 5), I really enjoyed it.

Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).
Fiktshun: Rachel writes amazing posts, there is never a dull moment when reading her posts

Parajunkee's: Rachel, she's a blogger designer and a very talented one at that, I took her advice in how to write a great review and I never looked back. It taught me to pace myself when reading a good book and be able to remember details from that book to add to my reviews.

Hackaroo's Review: We both share the love of Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers and Shifter series and we are both very sad to see both of those series to end as well Rachel's Unbound series. However Jessica is a Jace fan while I am a Marc fan . . . Oh Well

Smiling_Ina's bookish corner: How can I not love the advocacy of Tod Hudson during YA Crush Toruney, Ina does everything she can to get Tod's votes but Tod faces many tough competitors. But I'm sure Kaylee will love him no matter what, he a winner to her.

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Sighs there are so many characters I love and so many authors I adore . . .  but if I had to chose if I really must. I would want to have dinner with the cast of Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, eating an southern style meal with Faythe Sanders and her pride at the Lazy S.

Thanks for stopping at SassyCat's Books Review

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cover Reveal

She wrote about guardian protectors, forbidden love, Irish fairy tales, books that are unique . . . now Megan has created a new world, new characters, new ideas. I can't tell you how excited I am for this book to be released but first I present to you the cover of Steel Lily By Megan Curd!

Steel Lily
(The Periodic Series, #1)




 
Book Description:

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.

But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.
Genre: Dystopian w/ hints of Steampunk
Age Group: Young Adult
Cover Designed by: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design;  www.maeidesign.com
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com
 

About The Author

Megan began her journey into writing as a college junior during winter finals at the encouragement of a friend. What resulted was Bridger, Megan's first full-length novel. Since then she has written the second book in the series, Traitor, and a stand-alone novel (which will hopefully become a series!) called The Guardian Chronicles: Forbidden.
When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and Great Dane, aptly named Dozer. She enjoys snowboarding, playing xBox, and crocheting. Music is a huge part of her life and drives her writing. Her favorite bands are Muse, Bon Iver, Florence + the Machine, and The Civil Wars.

Megan resides in Kentucky, near two of her writerly tweeps Hope Collier and Beth Isaacs, and swears it's Hope's fault she's living in the land of the banjos, but wouldn't have it any other way.
Where to Find MEGAN

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Book Releases

Goddess (Starcrossed #3) By Josephine Angelini
 
Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by HarperTeen


Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) By Katie McGarry

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."


If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....


Hardcover, 462 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) by
 
The Girl with the Iron Touch (The Steampunk Chronicles, #3)
 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cover Reveal

Off the Record By Sawyer Bennett


Book Description
The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter.

Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away.  These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme power of the written word.
Lincoln Caldwell, is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer.  Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it.
When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athelete’s fury.  Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution.  Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell.
And she just might find that she has misjudged him.
Expected release date: June 11, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  New Adult
Cover designed by:   Vitalink;   http://www.vitalinkweb.com/
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
About the Author
Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weakness but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
 
 
Author social media links:
 

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Forgotten Ones Review

The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1) By Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones
Book Description
 
Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity


 
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published April 30th 2013
 
Reading this book was quick I had no idea how far I was until I thought I wanted to called it quits, but I continue on and it was a good way to end the first book. Now admittedly I was supposed to read way back at the end of April but I had some life things going on. But I'm glad I made myself read this book because I need to keep my part of the deal . . . Writing the review. So in all let's see what I had to say about this book.

Review
Allison O'Malley life was as normal as it could be but everyone know of Ali's mom condition dealing with schizophrenic, and Allison feels somewhat responsible for her mom's condition.
 
Now at age 22, Allison has figure out her life that included taking care of her mom and Grandparent like they did for her, but all of her friends and relatives say she need to have a little fun. But how can Allison have fun when her father Liam shows up 22 years later?
 
Now Allison must figure out how to keep her "father" away from her mother since he made no contact for many years, but it turns out there's a reason why Liam hasn't been around and how determine he is to make sure that Allison and her mother is safe.
 
Now its the matter of Allison's mom safety as well herself are in danger, can Allison face the person that took 22 years of her mother's life and almost destroy her life as well?
 
Can Allison save her mother or will she find something more lurking and dangerous?

I give this a solid 4 Cat's Tails review, I think I would have rated it higher but I felt that it took a long time to get to the majority of the story.

Ramble
Ok this was not a bad read but I felt like it took forever to get to the point. The concept of Ireland fairies and tales made the story unique but again it took awhile to get there. I thought it would dive right in to what the characters had to find out but it led to playing a waiting game. I don't like waiting games.
The book spent a great deal of Allison's life, you know the typical young adult life working towards her goals but also having the biggest crush on a boy she always liked. But Allison have always thought it was her fault how her mom became how she is because it been like that since the day she was born.
So She only has two things in life that she wants to do, take care of her mom and grandparents and get her degree. That is all she wanted but when her father shows up, that changes everything.
Why did her father show up now after so many years? It turns out Liam's old and very possessive Danaan Aoife cast a geis that prevented from him to not ever touch Allsion's mom again and was forbidden to leave Tir na n'Og. So the matter of the problem with Allison's mom was that she had an addiction to her father.
Now she's finding out that someone had something to do with her mom condition and that a very evil person is dying to be free once again.
Now things are even more terrify when Allison's mom disappears, Allison tried to understand why her father been gone and keep him away from her mom. Allison has to face difficult choices and save her mother as well other people that are close to her.
Eventually I'll see what this book series will be about but as for the first book, it was just a tiny bit short on background and what will the future hold.

About the Author
Laura   HowardLaura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Smash Into You Cover Reveal

Smash Into You By Shelly Crane
Book Description:
Jude has spent the whole twenty three years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.
Never stop running…
Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more.
Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.Expected release date: Summer 2013
Genre:  Contemporary
Age Group: Young Adult
Cover Designed by: Okay Creations; http://www.okaycreations.com/
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com
 
About The Author
Shelly is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.
Author social media links:
 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blogger Times: Stacking the Shelves

Wow! I must say I've purchased quiet a few books the last month or so . . . My stacking the shelves will be full of newly released books as well books that were released in the last two years.

So what did I buy? Where did I buy them from? What am I looking out for now? 

Starting at my bookstore Books-a-Million 
I've purchased these books

Books-a-Million
The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)
Virals (Virals #1)
Insurgent (Divergent #2) Collector's Edition
Shatter Me First Edition Hardcover

Addendum Books
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1)
Game (Jasper Dent #2)

Barnes and Noble online 
Oath Bound (Unbound #3)
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2)
Opal (Lux #3)

Barnes and Noble in-stores
Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1)
Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2)
Goddess Interrupted (The Goddess Test #2)
Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test #3)
 
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Invisibility
Shift (shade #2)
Shine (shade #3)

I was also at the Red Ballon Bookshop for Jeri Smith-Ready event, she talks about how media has changed between the authors and readers. Twitter, tumblr, FaceBook, Ects are all an important technology media. The dynamic between authors and readers has changed so much in the past few years due to the improvment of technology.
I also told Jeri that I haven't read her books yet, one of my many reader problems but she hoped that I'll enjoy her books. She signed each of my copies of her Shade Series, and she had Shine Booksmarks.
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan were are Red Balloon a few days before and while I was on the hunt for Invisibility at Barnes and Noble I couldn't find it. But I gain something more out of my purchase at Red Balloon, they were nice enough to sign books as "Signed Copy". I can't pass up any signed books.
 
 
 
Desperately to Purchase
The Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
Unbreakable (Unraveling #2)
Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4)
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2)
 
What I'm waiting for
Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Soul Screamers Vol. 3
The Dream Thieves (Raven Boys #2)
Steel Lily (The Periodic Series #1)
The Willows: Torn (The Willows #2)






 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Currently Reading

It's been awhile since I'd posted a Current read, sorry about that but trust me I have been reading books 

Some are re-reads for reviews some are books that need reviews for its upcoming release. So as you can see I'm pretty busy reading books while I'm still reviewing some other books I've read.

So here's a few that are on my current reads

Into The Fire By Amanda Usen


Jackson Calabrese has a lot of nerve. He beat Lila Grant in the Culinary Academy competition using her recipes. Now, he’s opening a restaurant and wants her help? Fine, she'll fix his menu, but it's going to cost him.

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson can buy anything he wants, except creativity, so he buys Lila's instead. He can craft perfect paella, but to take New York by storm he needs her innovative spark.

Skillets aren't the only things hot in the kitchen, and an uneasy truce ignites into passion. They’re great in bed, but Jackson doesn't trust her, and Lila is contemplating revenge. The restaurant opening approaches, the menu is completed, and the tables are set for one final act of betrayal. How can love bloom in the midst of such a hot mess?

I'm reading this book for a review and hopefully participate for the blog tour. I finished reading it the other night but now I have to skim through it agian for the review aspect. But I can say I did enjoy this book, do you have a taste for hunger?

Werewolves Be Damned (Magic and Mayhem #1) By Stacey Kennedy

Werewolves Be Damned (Magic & Mayhem, #1)Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

This story was previously published elsewhere under the title The Willow in 2010, and has been revised and expanded for Entangled Publishing.


I got this as a early copy of the book because I participated in the cover reveal, but I haven't had the time to read it. So I've add it to current read since it long overdue. The author been getting many reviews and praise on her WBD and I want to share her my thoughts, my review.

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) By Katie McGarry

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."


If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
 
I've read this book back in April, and now I'm kind of re-reading but I also have to do an Review since it's release date is shortly coming up. Can I remember how this book goes since it been about a month since I've read it? 
 
Oath Bound (Unbound #3) By Rachel Vincent

The Tower Syndicate will fall...

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage–including a rare Skill–and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt.

If he can figure out how...

Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He's fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he'd never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get....

And if they can survive

Neither is used to trusting. But there's something between them that can't be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can't figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is....

Highly anticipated book to read!!! I went through this book in about three days but now I'm re-reading it again and after that I will be able to write the long waiting review. This is a concluding ending to the Unbound Series so this review has to be good. No Pressure

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gone with the Wolf Review

Gone with the Wolf Blog Tour

                                                                         Book Description

Gone with the Wolf (Seattle Wolf Pack, #1)CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.

What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…

Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.

Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…

When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.


ebook, 208 pages
Published April 21st 2013 by Entangled: Covet

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First off it took me a mere 5 to 6 hours to read this book on my Ipad, yes it was that quick but also keeping in mind that it is ebook. But also I think I just couldn't put it down because I HAD to read this book for the tour (my first one too!). So yes that a great way to start off, stating that I've needed to put my cat eyes to work.  So how was it? Did I like it? What didn't I like? And Do I want more?
 
Review
Emeila Hudson has a mission, her mission was to save her Knight Owl bar from going completely under and becoming brought out by Wilder Financials. Her plan? Seduce her boss . . . nah not entirely true but she did want to have a face to face talk with Mr. Wilder. But what she didn't expect was to find out that Mr. Wilder just so happen to be somebody she briefly met at HIS Halloween party.
 
Drake Wilder is a successful business man but he is also a male werewolf alpha that hasn't found his Luminary . . . his soulmate. But that wasn't until he met Emelia Hudson, the chemistry was there, the spark was there but could she truly be his? Drake was going to find out, one way or another.
 
Now danger lurks, if Emelia was for sure Drake's Luminary he would have to do just about everything to protect her from his twin brother Silas until Emelia can accept for what he is and what she is to him. But that plan went unfazed as Emelia get attack outside her bar and then again at the gala. The result of the attack at the gala left Drake with one decision.  
 
Emelia never imagine what she saw outside of city hall where the gala was being held, but she knew two things, one Silas was Drake's twin brother and the fact they're both werewolves. Now her world has been completely turned upside down.  
 
 This book get Five Cat's Tails Up!
I was blown away with the the storyline, plot, conflicts, romance, and even the concept of how this series will go.
 
Ramble
I was drawn to Emelia right away, her personality sparks through the book as well as Drake but together? They were explosive. Emelia was that girl that played hard to get but the longer she spent with Drake the more she wanted him in every way possible. Drake would do just about anything to keep Emelia safe and happy, even if she has chosen to not complete the bonding.
 
I like how Kristin played with fighting power between Alphas and brothers, Drake and Silas are twins so equally they could both rule their Seattle Wolf Pack but their father's death and the two brothers were on odds end. The words of their father said whomever find their Luminary becomes alpha first while the other brother would inherited the estate of their father. But Silas wanted everything because he believe he was the rightful alpha because he was the first born.
 
Now this is an Adult book so yes there were some hot steamy moments between Drake and Emelia, what can I say? I love a good hot and steamy book. I think what was the best part about these two was how closely connected they were even before the bonding. Their desires for each other most certainly grew throughout the book and then there were some moments where they both couldn't stand each other. But in the end Emelia couldn't imagine living her life with someone like Drake and for Drake he couldn't imagine being without her.
 
The fight that never seems to end, Silas would have rather start a war rather than be second-handed since Drake found his Luminary. So what does Silas do? Kidnapped Emelia then it was a wolf to wolf showdown between Drake and Silas then adding Emelia to the mix when she shifted for the first time. She and Drake were stronger than Silas and then the pack came to arrest Silas for the crimes he committed.
 
The happily ever after, Christmas day. I love how authors goes a few months or a year into the future, just because for the most part of the story ended but I always will want more and Kristin did just that. I wonder if she wrote this particular scene on Christmas day . . .Emelia and Drake exchange two of the greatest gift either of them could give to one another. A ring and expecting their first child together, nothing could have been more perfect.
 
Memorable Quotes
"I don't recall Little Red Riding Hood packing wine on her trip to grandmother's"
 
"I was having a great time. I even felt like Cinderella for most of the night, until someone lied to me."
 
"You're my Luminary. There's a piece of you in me, and  piece of me in you. That gives you strength he could never understand."
 
"This ring is a promise of my love to you., Emelia. It's a symbol of my unending love, and my desire to make you happy until the end of your days."
 
About the Author
Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped.
Her first novel was published in 2011, and since then she has had seven other novels published (mostly paranormal romances). She is the author of the dark and gritty Vampires of Crimson Bay series and the short-but-steamy Isle of Feralon novellas.

Where to find Kristin
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kristinmiller