Monday, 30 July 2012

Cover Reveal: Rua - Miranda Kavi

Rua by 
Miranda Kavi
Expected Pub: September 3, 2012

A girl with an unknown destiny.

A boy from a hidden world.

When Celeste starts at a new school in a small, Kansas town, she hears whispering voices, has vivid nightmares, and swarms of blackbirds follow her every move. She is oddly drawn to aloof Rylan, the other new student who has his own secrets.

The exact moment she turns seventeen, she wakes to a bedroom full of strange creatures, purple light emanating from her hands, and Rylan breaking in through her bedroom window.

He knows what she is . . .

Intriguing and deeply romantic, RUA is page-turning YA novel with a supernatural twist.

Author Bio:

Miranda Kavi
Miranda Kavi is a YA and Urban Fantasy author. She has worked as an attorney, an executive recruiter, and an assistant in a biological anthropology lab. She loves scary movies, museums, and is hopelessly addicted to chocolate. She lives in the Houston area with her husband and daughter.

Cover Reveal And Giveaway: Colonization: Paradise 21 - Aubrie Dionne

Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.
But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.
Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.
Can she save the colony and discover her true love?

Author Bio:
Aubrie Dionne writes science fiction fantasy with romantic elements. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She’s also a professional flutist in New England.
Please visit her website:
Twitter: @authoraubrie

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Book Review (116) Two Weeks' Notice - Rachel Caine

Two Weeks' Notice (Revivalist #2)

I love Joe he is so funny and the comments he comes out with always have me chuckling to myself, plus he's a great friend to both Patrick and Bryn.
"The good news is, probably no big deal for me to run a wire up your bra anymore, now that I've seen you naked."
"They said you'd been ambushed by two guys. Opinion was they were your garden-variety abducting serial killer types with a thing for hot blond funeral directors." "Excuse me?" "Which part of that did you object to? I hope not the 'hot blond.'"
I love that Bryn and Patrick are officially a couple but I never would have guessed at the twist with these two and I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped out of sheer "WHAT THE????"
And that ending, WHY????, I don't have the patience for the next book, you can't leave us with a revelation like that, which will definitely change the storyline, and can I say now EWWW!
A great book, great series now if only this series could be released as fast as the Morganville Vampires books seems to be and I'd be one extremely happy girl.
I give this 5/5.
A Big Thanks To Penguin Australia.

Friday, 27 July 2012

In My Mailbox (38).

In My Mailbox Is A Weekly Meme Hosted By Kristi 
The Story Siren.

Kiss Of Midnight (Midnight Breed #1) - Lara Adrian (Murdoch Books Australia)
Just For Fins (Fins #3) - Tera Lynn Childs (Harper Collins Australia)
Spark (Sky Chasers #2) - Amy Kathleen Ryan
Forever Claimed (Claiming #3) - Rachel Lee
A Warrior's Desire (The Esri #3) - Pamela Palmer
Wolf Whisperer - Karen Whiddon
The Devil Wears Tartan - Karen Ranney
Sapphire Dream (Jewels Of Time #1) - Pamela Montgomerie

Upcoming Books That Don't Yet Have Covers.

Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Feature And Follow Friday (36).

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

Sadly enough I honestly can't remember any books I was required to read at school, so the only thing I'm taking away from that is, obviously I didn't like any and they left no impression whatsoever!

Book Review (115). Working Stiff - Rachel Caine

Working Stiff (Revivalist #1)

I am a huge fan of Caine's Morganville Vampire series, I was extremely excited to start this series being very interested in the concept of  the dead being brought back to life, but not being Zombies as such but acting like normal, everyday people, and as long as they keep taking the drug Returne daily it will stop them from decomposing.
Bryn's first embalming instructor had told her, straight up, that two kinds of people entered the death business: freaks and true believers.
Bryn starts her first day at Fairview Mortuary learning the ropes from her boss, everything seems to be going smoothly until she overhears a conversation about her boss charging money to bring people back from the dead and then proceeding to charge for the injection of Returne each day to keep a person alive, of course Bryn gets caught and is subsequently killed, and then wakes up after being given the drug by a couple of guys Patrick and Joe, who brought her back so she can help them find the person responsible for illegally obtaining the drug from it's manufacturer Pharmadene and selling it.
Bryn of course doesn't really know anything so she is told that for her to continually recieve the drug she is to continue her work at the mortuary in hopes that the person selling the drugs gets in contact with her.
Joe becomes her bodyguard and also comes to work with her at the mortuary while Patrick who is head of security at Pharmadene helps her while also running hot and cold with his feelings for Bryn.
"Bryn, my job is to make sure that you don't do anything stupid. So yeah. I followed you. When you leave your house in the middle-class version of ninja clothes, I pay attention.
I loved the interaction between Bryn and Patrick and I had my fingers crossed that something would happen between these two with his dry sense of humour.
Joe was another character that I adored, inside he's just a big softie, none more so than with his wife and kids.
You spend a lot of time while reading this book trying to guess who's really the good and bad guys and trying to figure out what the next plot twist will be
I loved Caine's foray into Urban Fantasy and I can't wait to see what's next for Bryn and the gang in the next book.
I give this 4/5.

Cover Reveal: Override - Heather Anastasiu

Override (Glitch #2)

Expected publication: February 19th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Waiting On Wednesday.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight an upcoming release that you're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on....


Salem is the bewitching backdrop to this lush, fast-paced tale of one girl discovering the source of her powers.

It is during a routine school project that Abby Silva--sixteen and nearly friendless--makes a startling discovery: She is descended from women who were accused of witchcraft back in 1600s Salem. And when Abby visits nearby Salem, strange, inexplicable events start to unfold. Objects move when she wills them to. Candles burst into sudden flame. And an ancient spellbook somehow winds up in her possession.

Trying to harness her newfound power, Abby concocts a love potion to win over her longtime crush--and exact revenge upon his cruel, bullying girlfriend. But old magic is not to be trifled with. Soon, Abby is thrust headlong into a world of hexes, secrets, and danger. And then there's Rem Anders, the beautiful, mysterious Salem boy who seems to know more about Abby than he first lets on. 

A reckoning is coming, and Abby will have to make sense of her history--and her heart--before she can face the powerful truth.
Expected publication: April 2013 by Scholastic Point


Monday, 23 July 2012

Cover Reveal: Natural Born Angel - Scott Speer

Natural Born Angel (Immortal City #2)

Maddy explores her Angel heritage—and struggles to get her wings—as the Angels and the humans head for a showdown.

Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and fervent adulation that comes with 
being in the celebrity Angel world.

And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She’s been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means dangerous and high-stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever— and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war...
Expected publication: April 2013 by Razorbill

Cover Reveal: Unremembered - Jessica Brody

The only thing worse than forgetting her past... is remembering it.

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

Expected publication: March 3rd 2013 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)

Quick Q&A With Katie McGarry, Author Of Pushing The Limits.

Today I have the pleasure of  posting a few Q&A from Katie McGarry, author of the fantastic beyond words 'Pushing The Limits'.
Everybody needs to read this book!

1. I absolutely loved this book, have you always had this kind of a storyline in mind for your first book?

First off, thank you for the kind words about Pushing the Limits and to answer your question, I always knew that I wanted to write a love story. I adore writing those moments that make my heart flutter.

2. I loved all the characters in this book, were any of them based on anybody you know?

No, but I will say that I put a piece of myself, no matter how small, into each of my characters. Echo has my sarcasm, Beth encompasses my fears, Isaiah and Lila share my loyalty, and Noah has my passion to love.

3. You touch on a lot of topics in this book mental illness, abuse, memory-loss, death and love. I ended up in tears a few times, how emotionally involved did you get while writing it?

When I write, I “become” my characters. Their highs are my highs. Their hurts become my hurts. I cried several times while writing Pushing the Limits, but I also laughed quite a bit too.

A Big Thanks To Katie For Her Time.

Pushing The Limits Synopsis.

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. 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.

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

(ARC) Book Review (114). Minder - Kate Kaynak

Minder (Ganzfield #1)

My Thoughts...
You know when you pick up a book and you don't know exactly what to expect, but you start reading it and realise you've stumbled across something fantastic and wonder why you'd never read it before?.Well this is definitely one of those books.
This is a re-release of this book and I can't believe I've never picked it up before, maybe this story will have people wanting to go to Ganzfield instead of Hogwarts!
I didn't want to put this book down, I was so involved in the story I just needed to know what was going to happen next, and not for a minute was I bored.
My reflection in the one-way glass of the police interrogation room stared back at me, pale and hollow-eyed.
I loved that line as the very first sentence of the book, I was instantly intrigued as to why Maddie was in an interrogation room in the first place and how she was going to get out of whatever it was she had done to end up there.
After being attacked Maddie finds in her terrified state that she has a powerful ability, she's a telepath and she can use her ability to incapacitate people, she's what Ganzfield calls a "Minder".
Oh, God. What happened - what did I do? 
Maddie is taken to Ganzfield, a school for kids with special abilities, we have the Charms (the ability to get people to do anything you want them to), Sparks (the power of pyrokinises), RV (the ability to find anyone, anywhere), Minders (telepaths) and then there's the power of telekinises (the ability to move something with your mind), there is only one student in the whole of Ganzfield with this ability and that's Trevor.
And for those of you not fans of the insta-love, well I'm sorry to say that it occurs here between Maddie and Trevor, although they do make quite a cute couple.
I felt a primal thrill at his strength, and then smirked at myself. Geez! Why didn't I just put my hair in a ponytail so he'd have a convenient handle to drag me back to his cave.
Maddie helps restore the balance to Ganzfield after standing up to the Charms and realising that they can't control her, and so she looks out for all the other groups.
She also brings Trevor out of his shell, he was so afraid that with his ability he would hurt somebody and so would sleep in a deserted church on the property that had no electric, heat or bathroom amenities, and it's there that Maddie escapes to one night after sending everyone her nightmare that she starts to develop a friendship and relationship with Trevor.
But as with all stories there is a enemy lurking around the corner, and they are trying to capture G-positives (what the students with abilities have in their DNA) and experiment on them, but what happens when one is captured?
I'm dying to know what happens in the next book, Kaynak has built a world that has me fascinated and wanting to know more.
I give this 4.5/5.