Monday, March 24, 2014

Xpresso Book Tour Cover Reveal - Prophecy of the Most Beautiful, by Diantha Jones


Diantha Jones' novel has a beautiful redesigned cover! Check it out below.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20878454-see-through-me

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
(Oracle of Delphi #1)
Publication date: March 1st 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, 
Young Adult

Synopsis:
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of “Whack Job” in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone’s jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

Purchase Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble



AUTHOR BIO
Diantha was born on Thanksgiving Day so that explains why her mother calls her a "turkey." She spent the first 16 years of her life as an official Army brat (now she's a retired one), and has spent the last twelve years living in Georgia (Atlanta, then Savannah). She now resides in Washington D.C. She loves to read and watch movies (Quentin Tarantino is her fave director), and she loves cold weather and french fries (with cheese if possible).

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Pleasure Room, by D.N. Simmons




Name: The Pleasure Room
Author: D.N. Simmons
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Felicity Summers is an ambitious reporter who's trying to make a name for herself as a serious investigative journalist with the biggest newspaper in the city; the Chicago Word. When she catches wind of a rumor about the city’s mayor that might just be the hottest story of the decade, she jumps at the opportunity to expose the corrupt mayor and derail his chances at winning a second term. All she has to do is infiltrate a private BDSM  club to catch him in the act.  Simple right? Well, maybe it would have been if not for the club's extremely dominant, gorgeous and charming owner, Sir Alistair Montgomery-Piers. He takes notice of her at one of the scenes and sees something in Felicity that he wants to her to explore. Alistair makes her an offer neither she nor her body can refuse. Can Felicity stay focused on her mission long enough to get the proof for her top secret story, or will Alistair completely take over her heart, mind, body and soul?
 **Reader Advisory** This novel contains the following warnings:

Adult Themes. Strong Sexual Situations. Lots of Foul Language. Hot, Naked Bodies. Sexy Accents. Lusty Toys That Make You Beg For More. And a Whole Lot of Other Naughty Things That Will Send Your Libido Into Overdrive... Are Your Ready To Unleash Your Desires?


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Carina Press Book Blitz - Guest Post and Giveaway!



Since this 'New Adult' genre label grabbed my attention, I have been on an awesome ride filled with wonderful stories filled with memorable characters.

Carina Press is spotlighting 4 of their New Adult novels and authors.  I wanted to share one that I am excited about!

Title: Redemption
 Series:  Defiance #2
Author: Stephanie Tyler
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press 

Matthias Robichaud is looking for an alliance. The Defiance motorcycle club is a stronghold in the dangerous world that’s become the new norm and he’s driven to prove he’s tough enough to be sworn in as a full member. But when he sees a beautiful, spirited girl abducted by a rival MC, rescuing her jeopardizes all he’s worked for.

Politician’s daughter Jessa Everson knows what’s expected of her—obedience, loyalty and silence—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t fight when she’s kidnapped by the Lords of Vengeance. Having Matthias save her is like gaining an avenging angel in leather and tattoos. But Defiance is known for brutal justice, and she may have just traded one bad situation for another.

Matthias’s urge to protect is too strong to ignore, no matter how much trouble Jessa brings to Defiance’s gates. There’s no room in the post-Chaos world for weakness so if Matthias and Jessa have any chance of surviving, they’ll need to put their full strength behind the MC…and hope that the MC will do the same for them.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18069990-redemption


I promptly added the first in the series to my ever growing list. Have a soft spot for tattoos and motorcycles... what can I say? I am definitely looking forward to getting lost in Stephanie Tyler's novels.

So why does Ms. Tyler love writing New Adult? Read on to find out!


Why I write New Adult by Stephanie Tyler

I love writing New Adult because I love the age group New Adult encompasses (approximately 18 to 25 years old) and for me, looking back, those were some of the most fun times in so many ways. You’re on your own, you’re making mistakes and getting in trouble and falling in love…there are so many possibilities open to you.  So many choices. 

Did I mention the falling in love thing? Everything about that time is so heightened—there’s a sexual edge to a relationship that makes it different and confusing and complicated and wonderful.  So New Adult isn’t just for readers who are between those ages—I think anyone of any age can enjoy these types of books.  It’s a reminder of fun times, for some, a realization of how far we’ve come.  And a reminder that sometimes being a little crazy and out of control is still a good thing. 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - See Through Me, by Sera Bright



Cover Reveal, care of  Xpresso Book Tours 
for See Through Me, by Sera Bright.

Cover designed by Najla Qamber

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20878454-see-through-me

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
See Through Me by Sera Bright
(Lose My Senses #1)
Publication date: May 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
There's only one person I want to see when I return home. But I know he won't be waiting. It's the reason I feel safe enough to come back.

I’m so wrong.

Ash Townsend isn't the same quiet boy from next door. He's tall, dark, and demanding answers. He wants me, but he doesn't trust me. Who can blame him? When his own family tried to break him down, he still sheltered me in this town full of liars. And I repaid it by leaving him without a word.

Because I'll do anything to protect Ash. I have the scars on my wrist to prove it.


Giveaway

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AUTHOR BIO
When I’m not plotting elaborate schemes in my head, I’m having a fabulous time with my own real life story. That’s what happens when you have three awesome kids, two fluffy (useless) cats, and one very patient husband.

I can cook like a fiend but prefer to eat doughnuts with sprinkles for breakfast. Sprinkles make everything taste better. An avid reader of all genres, I shamelessly admit romance will always be my favorite. And while I enjoy the safe and familiar, I’m always up for an adventure.

My debut New Adult Contemporary Romance novel SEE THROUGH ME will be released in May. You can contact me at https://www.facebook.com/authorserabright , https://twitter.com/SeraBright , or through my website www.serabright.com  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

STIM, by Kevin Berry


Hi Everyone!

This is RIGHT up my alley!  I am so happy to be a part of this tour! I read the words 'Asperger's Syndrome' and knew I had to read it!  



Title: STIM
Author: Kevin Berry
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Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Random Reads - March 2014 Pick!





Random Reads is hosted by I'm Loving Books, and for a reader that has a list that is way too long, this meme is perfect. It helps me to pick out a novel in the list that may be sitting there forgotten for a long while.

This meme is pretty simple. The idea is to pick one random book (or more if you are ambitious) out of your Goodreads To-Read list (or any other list you maintain) using Random.org and read it/review it in the upcoming month.

This month comes a bit late, but better late than never. Now that I have my midterm out of the way, I have been able to concentrate a little bit more on catching up on posting.

I was very excited for last month's pick, The Edge of Never, by J. A. Redmerski. The review went up this week and you can find it here. I was NOT disappointed.

On we go to the March pick, and I am very happy with the selection. I got this book ages ago, it seems, on an Amazon free promotion. AND it's still FREE!! So if this pick interests you guys as well, go get it! 



Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives, no time to marry and raise a family. From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist.
Purchase Link: Amazon - FREE 
 
I started reading it this week already, and although I am only on Chapter 2, it is already pretty intriguing! 


If you are joining in the Random Read fun, leave your link. I will pop in to see your pick!

Happy Reading everyone!




Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patty's Day Party & Giveaway! (US ONLY)






Join your favorite YA and NA authors as we celebrate being Irish for a day and play on Pinterest. There will be over 45 e-book giveaways! 


You can join the Facebook party HERE!


You won't want to miss it!


Participating Authors:



Lila Felix   A. W. Exley  Melissa Pearl   
Jessica Gibson  Cindy M. Hogan  Sarah Ashley Jones  
Marie Landry  Rachel Morgan  Jennifer Snyder 
Stacey Marie Brown  Jessica Therrien  D.L. Raver 
Stacey Wallace Benefiel  Marilyn Almodóvar  Angee Taylor 
A.O. Peart  Devyn Dawson  Rick Chiantaretto 
Raine Thomas  L.P. Dover  Tamara Hart Heiner  
Leigh T Moore  Meradeth Houston  Amber Argyle 
Tawdra Kandle  Carlyle Labuschagne  Lisa Collicutt
Christy Dorrity  Stephanie Fowers  Kristina Renee
Faith McKay  Charlotte Abel  Jamie Ayres
A.M. Hargrove  Charli Webb  Amy Harmon  
Alyssa Rose Ivy  Kristie Cook  Lani Woodland
T.M. Franklin  Laura Howard  Sharron Riddle
Eliza Tilton  S. M. Boyce  Bethany Lopez 
Dawn Leigh  L.A. Casey  Emma Adams  
Amber Garr  Liz Long








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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Review - The Edge of Never, by J. A. Redmerski


Title: The Edge of Never
 Series:  The Edge of Never  #1
Author: J. A. Redmerski
Release Date: March 12, 2013
 

Publisher: Forever  
Source: Netgalley/Publisher

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Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

Purchase Links: Amazon / The Book Depository

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway - Stakeout, by Nikki Jefford




I have been pretty lucky, you guys. Lucky enough to come across this series, and been able to participate in each blog tour for each novel so far. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and the author, Nikki Jefford for the privilege.

Though this is 2.5 in the series, I will to make this review as spoiler free as possible.  There is also a tour wide giveaway at the end of the post.

To follow the tour, click on Tour Schedule for more tour stops.




Title: Stakeout
Author: Nikki Jefford
Series: (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.5)
Publication date: January 14th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Noel Harper got a second chance at life when the government recruited her as an undercover vampire informant. Since the day they brought her back from the good-as-dead, she has wanted to prove herself worthy.

When a member of her investigative unit is murdered, Noel is paired up with a vampire hunter named Dante to spy on a suspect in Fairbanks. The problem? They’re not the only ones on stakeout. Taking down murderous vampires is one thing. Dealing with the past is another. But this time, Noel isn’t letting fear win. She’s calling in help from the other side and learns a shocking secret along the way.

(STAKEOUT is an Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter novella told from Noel Harper’s POV. Approximately 40,000 words.)

Purchase Links: Amazon/B&N/iTunes 


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What is up with Bookluvrs Haven?



Hey there fellow readers! Lily here...

It's been a little slow around Bookluvrs Haven, and it's not because the reading has stopped. In fact, I have been getting through books pretty quickly this year.

There have been some personal changes though that have contributed to less time to write and post.

Late last year, my honey and I purchased our first home.  We moved out of the city, and bought out in the country.  Being lovers of the outdoors, fresh air and fishing, we are really excited for Spring to finally decide to roll around. Living in between two major lakes is definitely a plus for us!

The commute to work, though, has increased dramatically and I find myself on the road a few hours each day.



If it wasn't for Audiobooks I would be SOOOO bored driving so long. I am averaging 2 to 3 a week! (Thank you local library for the awesome selection online!!)

Unfortunately, the long commute has been a huge factor in not having much energy or writing time during the week, when I usually hunkered down to set up posts.

I started my courses up again in January and my weekend is tied up. That being said, I have gotten through some pretty awesome, and some not so awesome books already in 2014. 

I have a lot of catching up to do!  Stay tuned for these upcoming reviews and more:



 Our 2nd Blogoversary is coming up April 2!!! 


Can't believe it's already been that long since Erin and I started this blog. There has been a lot of discussion on some awesome giveaways in April.

I enjoy taking up reading challenges and this year is no different.  For 2014 I decided to choose the below challenge as one of my goals is to get my Netgally reading list current. You can check out my reading list for this challenge in our 2014 Challenge Page.


http://www.fallingforya.com/2013/12/2014-netgalley-edelweiss-reading.html

If you are as ridiculous as me, join up at Falling for YA.

Random Reads feature will continue every month. It is by far one of my most favorite memes, hosted by I'm Loving Books, and one I will not be giving up any time soon!! I know that I am late posting my February review, but will be doing so this week, as well as my Random Read feature novel for March.

If I am going to be honest, I have also been on a writing rut.


 I am sure quite a few bloggers go through this... I became a bit disillusioned, or maybe even stuck in the review, blog tour post rut. I did not have a lot of time to be creative and personal, and I would like to change that this year. 

Thank you for sticking with our Blog, and we will have lots of new content coming up soon.

Happy Reading everyone!




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