Thursday, April 17, 2014

Characterize It (15)


Welcome to Characterize It, a meme held every Thursday and hosted by The YA Book Butterfly. It's a weekly meme, each week featuring a different characteristic. Basically, each week, she'll pick a new characteristic and participating bloggers as well as herself will choose a character that fits that description. For more information, look here.

This week's theme is most loving parents: parents that are actually around/a big part of the story.

Basically, Wendy Higgins is the queen of awesome parents. Both in her Sweet trilogy and in her recent self-published novel See Me, the parents are around, and they rock. So, yes, in Sweet Evil, her dad is a demon (a good demon that loves her though) and her mom is an angel that died in childbirth, but her step-mom ROCKS! Pattie is amazing, and her roll in Sweet Reckoning is a big one. In See Me, while her parents did marry Robyn off to someone, they were honest with her, and they didn't really have a choice in the matter. Throughout the story, Robyn's parents are there for her, and in the climax of the story, her parents play a large roll. I love when there are decent parents in a story, and Wendy Higgins does it beautifully!




Which series do you think has the best parents?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (14)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spines, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I am super excited for Empower by Jessica Shirvington, the final book in the Embrace series. My biggest pet peeve with books? When the same book, in the same language, comes out months apart in two different countries. Empower has been out in Australia since last fall, which is where the author lives, but doesn't come out in the US until May. How is that fair? It's the same book! You don't even need to translate it! Anyways, rant over, this series is amazing. I'm sad to see it end, but I want this book in my hands NOW! The cover is gorgeous, and is a little different than the rest of the covers. Looking at the covers alone, the reader can really see the journey that Violet has gone through!

Warning, the synopsis contains some major spoilers!

Synopsis:

It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York ... and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.

Available May 6, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Blitz: For Now by Janae Mitchell

For Now (book two) is available for download!

Want more info about this series? Get the scoop HERE!

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To celebrate the release of For Now, book two in the FOR ALWAYS series, I am hosting a huge multiple author/blogger event on my Facebook page.

Make sure you join us so you don't miss out on all of the free books & swag we are giving away! And to thank the authors/bloggers for celebrating with us, make sure you like their pages...I'm sure they'd really appreciate it. Feel free to check out their current books, which are all listed under their names below.

                                                                                                         

Participating Authors include:

Janae Mitchell — Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads Wattpad

Book Links: For Always For Now

Bree Pearsall — Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Book Links: Forever Forsaken *Coming Soon*

Kelly Anne Blount — Facebook Twitter Goodreads Wattpad

Book Links: Impassioned Grishma Ayla

Apryl Baker — Facebook Twitter Goodreads Wattpad Blog

Book Links: The Promise The Awakening The Ghost Files The Ghost Files 2

D Nichole King — Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Evan Grace — Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Book Links: Starting Over Second Chances

CA Harms — Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Book Links: Scarred by Love Stripped Desired Affliction Desired Affliction 2
Guarded Heart Second Chances

Rick Chiantaretto — Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Book Links: Death of the Body Facade of shadows

Participating Bloggers/Reviewers include:

Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews — Blog Facebook Twitter Goodreads Instagram

Accepted Wisdom — Blog Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock — Blog Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Girl Who Reads — Blog Facebook Twitter Goodreads

According to Claire — Facebook

Mel's Shelves — Blog Facebook Twitter Goodreads

Deausha & Kitty's YA Book Blog — Blog Facebook


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Good luck!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: For Now by Janae Mitchell

For Now
Book Two in the FOR ALWAYS Series

Synopsis:

Malyn Reed has always been able to see spirits, but never thought she would fall in love with one…until she met Beau Brogan.

Even among the spirit world, Beau Brogan is different. He has the ability to interact with the living world in ways that are uncommon for most ghosts, drawing the much unwanted attention of Takers, the inhabitants of the Darkness. When Beau realizes the secrets that are held within the Darkness, he will have to face one of the toughest decisions he has ever made, dead or alive…and his decision could ultimately change everything, for him and Malyn.

Malyn Reed is not only fervently haunted by Beau, but she is also haunted by the decisions he makes, which could make her rethink everything that she has ever believed in. And when a freak accident turns Malyn’s and her best friend, Beth’s, lives upside down, Malyn will have some decisions of her own to make.



"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now."      
                                                                                                          
                                                                                                          —Bill Cosby


Synopsis:

For Always

The YA Paranormal Romance series, For Always, takes place in beautiful Dandridge, Tennessee, where history and the present collide, giving birth to the story of Beau Brogan and Malyn Reed. Malyn has been able to see spirits her entire life, but once she learned how to differentiate between the living and the dead, she realized that ignoring the ghosts that she encounters on an almost daily basis makes her life much easier—until her and her grandmother, Nellie, move from Nashville to east Tennessee.Beau Brogan was born and raised in Dandridge, where his family were prominent farmers and owned the local general store. Little did they know that the very same rains that would give them the most bountiful crop season ever would be the same rains that would forever change their lives. When Beau saw that the swelling river had flooded their land and had stolen Thomas, the youngest of the Brogan children, he immediately jumped in to save him. Giving his life to save his little brother is something Beau has never regretted, even though it has left him trapped in a state of living death. For the past one-hundred years, Beau has been alone, invisible to the world that continues to change around him. Unable to leave the place where he died, Beau's once loved home is now a prison that he can't escape. But when Malyn and Nellie move in to his long abandoned house, everything changes... forever.

You Can Find it At:
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The big release day for book two in the For Always series is Tuesday, April 15th! To celebrate, I'm hosting a big release party on my facebook page with multiple author & blogger giveaways, so don't miss out!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Characterize It (14)


Welcome to Characterize It, a meme held every Thursday and hosted by The YA Book Butterfly. It's a weekly meme, each week featuring a different characteristic. Basically, each week, she'll pick a new characteristic and participating bloggers as well as herself will choose a character that fits that description. For more information, look here.

This week's theme is still good: character that retains their likability throughout the series.

With many books, the main character is awesome, except for the half of a book where I just want to stab the main character and all her friends. There almost always comes a point, where I can't get over how stupid/weak/annoying the main character is acting. Off the top of my head, the character that really retains their likability the best is Kylie from the Shadow Falls series. I have reread those books so many times, and not once have I wanted to kill her. She does some embarrassing stuff, but that's life. I really like Kylie's character, and can't wait to read the spin-off series!



Who do you think is the most likable character in YA?
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