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Book Tour and Excerpt: Ara by B.R. Eddy

Ara by B.R. Eddy
Date: Fall 2014 339
pages Summary
from Goodreads: Ara Vertrees is an advisor to the King
in Jimalia, a thriving island nation in the middle of a vast ocean. Her macaws are trained to fly home to the palace to repeat confidential information. When their messages become more and more troubling, she finds herself in the middle of a crisis she never expected. Ara's story is full of adventure, friendship, mystery, love and loss. Join Ara and her companions as they fight pirates, uncover deception, find love and fight for Jimalia.
Excerpt  She escaped to a high balcony to get some fresh air. She may have accepted one too many drinks. There were a few people out on the wide balcony, one couple was dancing slowly to the small orchestra there, and another was sharing something quiet and intimate as they leaned against the rail together. Ara took a deep breath. The air was still chilly, spring was still so young. “My lady,” Ara opened her eyes and spun around to find Archer there. S…

Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads Summary: I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrio…

Book/Author Spotlight: Art of Raising Hell by Thomas Lopinski

SYNOPSIS The Art of Raising Hell by Thomas Lopinski

“There are some people that walk around on two feet and others like me that run on all four.” Newbie Johnson tries to understand the meaning of this statement while learning about friendship, loss, and love as a small town teenager. 
“The Art Of Raising Hell” is a coming of age story set in the 1970s that centers around four teenagers and their involvement with a larger-than-life character named Lonny Nack.
Newbie had recently moved to Bunsen Creek, when his mother is killed in a devastating car crash. Nursing a broken soul, he soon hooks up with the three best friends a guy could ever ask for and meets the love of his life, Sally Nack.
Sally’s brother, Lonny, fears no one, including The Law, and soon takes his peculiar sense of justice, along with his love of practical jokes, to new heights while entertaining the colorful characters of Kickapoo County. 
When Officer Hightower and Lonny collide with deadly results, Newbie becomes the only…

Book Review: Under Different Stars (Kricket bk1) by Amy A. Bartol

Goodreads Summary: All she wants is a home, but can she find one...UNDER DIFFERENT STARS Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they're rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago's foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he's learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. 

Kyon Ensin's secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she's more valuable than any fire in the night …

Book Review: Fall with Me (bk4) by J.Lynn

Goodreads Summary: Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including …

Book Review: Stay with Me by (Wait for You #3) by J. Lynn

Goodreads Summary: At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he want…

Book Review: The Return (Titan bk1) by Jennifer Armentrout

Goodreads Summary: The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to…

Book Review: The Stone Gate by Mark Mann

(I received this free ebook in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads summary: A strange rock in the forest. A mysterious crystal. A full moon. An ancient secret. How do you find your way home when you've never left? Twins Jack and Kaya live in a small seaside town in Australia. When they see a dazzling white light shining from a giant rock in the woods near their home, it takes them on an adventure to a place both familiar and yet like nowhere they know. But where exactly are they? And can they find their way back in time? The Stone Gate is an exciting and fast-paced action adventure that brings climate change / global warming vividly to life for young adult readers.

Brother and sister Jack and Kaya live in Australia. Set by the full moon the siblings go back in time and their journey to get back home is not as easy as it seems. They travel to through a stone portal and end up in different realities of time.  

The story was great and the transitions that took place in the story wa…

Book Review: Dealing with Devils (bk2) by Pembroke Sinclair

(I was sent this free ebook in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads summary: Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait...what?

Katie’s world has been turned upside down. She's fallen for Josh—despite the fact that he’s a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren’t as simple as she’d originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.

This is book two of the Road to Salvation series and it was a great follow up. I can honestly say I like Katie a bit more in this one than I did the first one.  I could see her character growing more in this one and she was more open and understanding.

Katie falls for Josh and she is convinced t…

Book Review: September Sky by John Heldt

I received this free ebook from the author in exchange for a honest review.

Goodreads summary: When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city. Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, SEPTEMBER SKY follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledg…

Shadowhunter TV Series on ABC Family

I am very excited that the Mortal Instruments will be a tv series. I liked the movie but it could have been soo much better. I think the TV series will be better fit and more things from the book can be added since for a motion picture it was limited. I have been keeping up with the news on who is being cast and so far it looks great. 

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and exec produced by Ed Decter and McG, who will direct the first episode. No premiere date has been set, but the series goes into production this month. McG who was also the director for Supernatural. I think that was a great choice. Supernatural is one of my favorite series evaaa!!

The first person that was cast was Dominic Sherwood who will play Jace.  Some of you may know him from the movie Vampire Academy. 

The next two actors are Alberto Rosende as Simon and Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle. 

The actress to play Clary has not been cast as of yet but based off these decisions I think they will pick great Clary …

School is out...Now back to blogging!

School is finally out for this semester. I took my last final yesterday I could not be happier. I try so hard to keep up with the blogging world while I am in school and at times it is hard. If you are in school and blog then you know what I am talking about. I work in a library and I see soo many books that come through my desk and I want them but because of school I don't have time to read them or I can read them but it will take me longer to finish. 

So I am going to 1.) Treat myself for passing my finals
                            2.) Indulge myself in books (finally!!!)

I have so many reviews that are back up and I hope to get them posted within the next couple of days.

If you are in school and have already finished your finals, Congrats! If you haven't finished taking them or have not started, Good Luck!