Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cover Reveal: Options by Abbi Glines

I am excited to present to you the cover from the FIRST BOOK in a NEW TRILOGY from the amazing Abbi Glines. This one sounds very interesting, so be sure to check it out
Now for the Cover



Monday, July 30, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Arson by Estevan Vega

Welcome to the Arson Blog Tour stop at Unabridged Bookshelf!
Thank you very much to AToMR Blog Tours for allowing to participate in this wonderful tour. For the full tour schedule, please click the banner above! 

Title: Arson
Author: Estevan Vega
Series: Arson #1
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink

ARSON is the first book in a Young Adult Paranormal series. Book two, ASHES, is also available now. 


Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl--who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin--moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. After years of living in fear, he will be forced to confront his haunting past and embrace the unknown as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Edgy, realistic, and breathtaking, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated teenager with unimaginable ability, is set to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.

Arson by Estevan Vega took me completely by surprise. This story is about the human condition, more than it is about a young boy with the ability to start fires with his mind. This is a story you read, that makes you more appreciative of everything you have. A work of fiction that feels like it could be a real story minus the fire starting. Arson Gable is a young man who thinks he is worthless, because his own grandmother tells him that every day. His grandmother both loves and hates him, and the emotions come out in crazy, often violent, mood swings. Arson has given up living, he is a shell of a person who goes to work, and comes home hoping to avoid his grandmother’s abusive mood swings.

This all changes when he meets Emery Phoenix, the new girl who moves in next door.  Emery is a teenager who wears a Halloween mask to cover her face at all times, just to feel normal. The two outcasts or “freaks” become fast friends. Arson feels like a normal teenage boy when he is around Emery, even though at a single outburst he can create fire from nothing. Emery’s life is not where near perfect, and her parents’ marriage is on it last breath.

The viewpoints alternate during the story, while the story is mainly told from Arson’s perceptive; it does give glimpses into the other characters. Other point-of-views include Emery, Emery’s mother Aimee, Emery’s Father, Joel, and Arson’s Grandmother Kay. The changes in the points of view are really to show how each person is perceived, and then how truly damaged they are as a person on the inside. This just points out how each character is human and flawed, and everyone has personal demons they have to face down. This may seem unnecessary, but it really rounds out the characters and gives the story a bit of human truth.

The story is so beautiful and so dark and tragic at the same time. I am curious where the next book in the series, Ashes, is going to take readers. Arson and Emery are beautifully written characters, from great book. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book as part of the blog tour, in exchange for an honest review**

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #8

Stacking The Shelves was created and is hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is where I will be sharing the books and goodies I have received for the week. This will include both physical and eBooks that are purchased, borrowed, gifted, or for review

I have had a couple of slow weeks, so I decided to combine the last two weeks into one single post. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cover Battle: Mixed Battle

It that time again, when we pit covers for the same book against themselves to see who comes out the reigning victor.
This week one book series goes up against it's redesigned counterparts, and another US cover goes up against its UK counterpart. 

First up the winners of the last battle
Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1)Hysteria
Both The US Cover of Rift and The UK Cover of Hysteria won by 1 single vote!!

Now for this weeks battles

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: River Road

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
I am waiting on:

River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans, #2)
Title: River Road
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans
Publisher: Tor Books
Expected Publication: November 13, 2012

Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.
Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.
It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.

Why am I waiting?
I finished Royal Street, and I loved it! 
My review went up yesterday, if you want to check it out!
I love DJ and Alex's partnership
I also love Jean Lafitte, and I cannot wait to read River Road.
and another reason look at the beautiful cover, I really love the colors!

What are you waiting on?
Let me know in the comments or leave me a link!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans, #1)
Title: Royal Street
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Series: The Sentinels of New Orleans #1
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 336

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.
Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.
While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.
To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson combines so many fantastic elements to create an amazing world, and mythology of which I could not get enough. Drusilla aka DJ Jaco is a wizard who under the guide of her mentor and boss, Gerry helps keep the balance between this world and the world of the beyond. All sorts of creatures live in the beyond werewolves, pixies, vampires, and my personal favorite historical undead. Historical Undead are historical figures that survive, because of their fame. From my understanding, as long as people remember them, they have power. If people begin to forget them, they slowly fade away. In New Orleans, where Royal Street is set, that adds up to some interesting characters, and I sure there are even more to come in future installments.

Royal Street takes place right as Katrina hits New Orleans, and during the devastation DJ’s boss, Gerry, goes missing. With the damages caused to the border between here and the beyond, DJ has not choice The Elders want her back in New Orleans to keep all the creatures and undead at bay, while they try to repair the borders. All DJ wants to do is find Gerry, but with Alex Warin, her newly assigned partner, that is not going to be so easy. Nor is the fact that with the borders down, Jean Lafitte, the historical undead, is going to be coming back to settle a score. To top it off, there is a voodoo serial killer on the loose, with possible ties to the beyond.

DJ is sarcastic and funny, and she may not be a kickass Red Congress (the most powerful) wizard, but she can hold her own, most of the time. I think it is more realistic, because everyone needs a little help sometimes. Alex Warin is not so bad after you get to know him either. He kind of grows on you. My favorite besides DJ has to be Jean Lafitte. He is sexy and dangerous, but also so funny. There is just something about him, and I cannot wait for the next installment where is sounds as if he will probably make an appearance or two. I love how the mythology allows for some amazing historical characters to make an appearance. I think Royal Street is just a wonderful start to a new series, and I cannot wait to see what DJ and Alex have to tackle next.

SIDE NOTE: As someone who does not live near Louisiana and has never been to New Orleans, I cannot possibly understand how devastating Katrina was to the city, or to all the people affected by that storm and the tragedy that followed. I do remember being horrified and heartbroken watching the news reports. The author, Suzanne Johnson, who is from New Orleans manages to capture the devastation of Katrina in her story and really opened my eyes to the extreme destruction and devastation that is still being felt today.

The next installment sounds like it is going to introduce even more creatures and another mystery for DJ and Alex to solve. I really cannot wait, for River Road, which releases in November. I cannot wait to see where Suzanne Johnson is going to take this adventure next. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review**

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Cover Reveal with Giveaway: The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder

Title: The Unloved
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Publication Date: JULY 30, 2012

Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend...

Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.
Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.

(Mature Young Adult, contains violence, language, and sexual situations.) 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Book Review: Intangible by J. Meyers

Title: Intangible
Author: J. Meyers
Series: Intangible #1
Publication Date: January 31, 2012

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.
Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.


I received Intangible from the author, J. Meyers, a long while back. After reading it, I seriously regret not being able to get to it sooner. Intangible is so full of unexpected characters, and situations, which is unusual with a book about a psychic. There are many alternating viewpoints throughout the book, I cannot remember off the top of my head how many, but I want to say it is around five. This may be confusing to some readers, but it was not an issue for me. I actually prefer books with alternating viewpoints, simply because it creates a complex and more rounded story.

The two main characters are twin siblings, Sera short for Seraphina, and Luke Raines. They may appear to be normal, but Sera can heal people both from physical and emotional injures or problems. Luke possess his own power too, he can see the future. The story starts out with Luke have a vision of his sister, Sera’s death. Luke is determined to change the future and his vision, even if in all his experience it has never happened. From there the events of the story begin to unfold.

I was delighted in all of little surprises I got while reading, including some not so human characters. Since I want everyone to be delighted with the surprises, and I try to keep my reviews as spoiler free as possible they will stay a secret. There is a lot of mythology, and stage building in the book, but it does not drag down the pace of the story at all. It contributes to setting up the book and giving you glimpses into the world of this series for future installments.

It is not very often anymore, that I take true delight into twists and turns that I did not see coming. Intangible got me on a number of occasions, much to my enjoyment. I really enjoyed the characters, especially the relationship between Luke and Sera. I also love the way that Sera had this need to help people, even if it put herself in danger. I know one thing is for sure, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series! This book is well worth every single penny. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
I am waiting on:

CovetTitle: Covet
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: SPRING 2013

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?
Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire.
Daniel Rush had it all, until a tragic accident took away everything he cherished. A chance meeting with Claire sets in motion a chain of events that will leave three people questioning their choices and dealing with the aftermath of their decisions.

Why am I waiting?
Let me lay it out for you
  • 1. On The Island (Another book by Tracey) is beyond AMAZING! 
  • (If you do not know what that is please check out this post)
  • 2. Tracey Garvis Graves is just a fantastic person as well as a writer. 
  • 3. This sounds like it is going to make cry (not just cry but possibly going all the way to ugly cry while cradling the book) , probably laugh, and most of all just be beautifully complicated. 
Spring 2013 is going to a very very long wait, but I have a feeling Covet is going to be worth it.

Is there a book you are dying to read?
Leave me a link, so I can check it out!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway: On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

I am really honor to have the chance to help promote this book again! Thank you to AToMR Book Blog Tours for letting me participate! There is a lot of fun events going on, and to keep up with the complete schedule click the banner above or right HERE

Thank you for participating in the ON THE ISLAND Event! This week in addition to reviews and posts, select blogs are hosting a word from the author's favorite quotes in the book as a Scavenger Hunt! There is one quote from Anna and one from T.J. Visit each stop this week to find the hidden words (they will be numbered for order) and after July 22nd, submit your answer to the quotes here! Random winners for books and swag will be chosen and notified by July 29th.

Also, next week July 23-27, there will be even more events and chances to win the book and swag!
  • Monday, July 23 at 8:00 pm CST - Chat with the author Tracey Garvis Graves! We will be chatting with the author on Savor Chat: http://www.savorchat.com/chat/on-the-island-chat Come join us! (You can sign in with twitter or facebook)
  • Each day look at #ontheisland on twitter for random shout outs to win books and swag! @Tale_of_Reviews
  • ON THE ISLAND released in bookstores Tuesday, July 10th! If you see the book in stores or 'in the wild' take a picture. Please tweet it and use hashtag #ontheisland. Or you can post it to facebook! Please submit twitter and facebook links of your post/tweet here!  All entries need to be submitted by July 29th.


Title: On the Island
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
Publication Date: July 17, 2012

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.
T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends.
Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

When I first read this book, I knew it was one of those books that stick with you. The kind of book you recommend to everyone you meet, and I could not be happier that it is skyrocketing in popularity. I am excited to see it out in stores everywhere. Tracey deserves every bit of success that On The Island has brought her. If you haven't read On The Island yet, please do yourself a favorite pick up a copy!!
Feel free to read my review!

This time around, I have the pleasure of giving everyone a sneak peak at On The Island with an Excerpt!!

Book Trailer: Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

The author, Lisa M. Stasse shared this trailer with me, and I decided to share it with my readers. 
What is Forsaken?

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)
Title: Forsaken
Author: Lisa M. Stasse
Series: The Forsaken #1
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: July 10, 2012

A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.
The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cover Battle: US vs UK (AGAIN)

It that time again, when we pit covers for the same book against themselves to see who comes out the reigning victor.
This week TWO US book covers will be going up against their UK counterparts, to find out which one is the winner!

Envy (The Fury Trilogy, #2)Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)


Rift by Andrea Cremer
Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1)Rift 
US COVER         VS         UK COVER


Hysteria by Megan Miranda
Hysteria Hysteria 
US COVER         VS         UK COVER

Just fill out the form below with your votes, and I will announce the winners next week!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Technical Difficulties

Earlier today, my faithful laptop was decimated by my lovely little girls.
By that overly dramatic statement, I mean that my laptop screen is a bunch of pretty spidery cracks.
I happen to do 99.9% of my blogging from my laptop. 
While I do have what is probably consider an ancient desktop(it is 4 years old), but it is slow and makes me sad to use it. 
This is where this message is being brought to you right now.
To try to take the time to lock myself away, and use the desktop is going to harder to do. This goes especially during the day. 
I should still post with the same frequency. The biggest delays will be responding to email, and comments in any sort of a timely fashion. 

I really hope to be able to replace the laptop screen myself, since the laptop is less than two years old.
Until then please do not be offended if I do not respond to questions, emails and comments right away, it is going to be a bit difficult to do in a timely fashion for the next however many weeks before my beautiful laptop comes back to me. 

Thank you for understanding!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

Welcome to Lonely Souls Blog Tour stop at Unabridged Bookshelf!
Thank you very much to AToMR Blog Tours for allowing to participate in this wonderful tour. For the full tour schedule, please click the banner above!

Title: Lonely Souls
Author: Karice Bolton
Series: The Witch Avenue Series #1
Publisher: Bulldog Press
Publication Date: June 29, 2012
Number of Pages: 304 Pages

It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.
When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.
With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#TeamEddie Giveaway Winner

The Winner of the #TeamEddie giveaway was
and she chose The Golden Lily for her prize!!

Thank you to everyone who voted and to everyone who entered!!
I had so much fun!!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Gravity

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
I am waiting on:

Gravity (The Taking, #1)Title: Gravity
Author: Melissa West
Series: The Taking #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: October 16, 2012

In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed--arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Why am I waiting?
It sounds like a very interesting book! 
I like the idea of aliens spies and a mission to save Earth.
There is conflict and I think Ari sounds like she is going to be a strong female lead. 

What are you waiting on?
Leave me a link, because I am always looking for new books!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Results Are In!

As some of you have probably realized by now, 
#TeamEddie did not secure a victory, but it was a very close call.
#Samspack were tough competition, and it literary came down to a few votes in the last few minutes. 
I could not have been happier with being Eddie Castile's advocate!
I am thinking about joining up to help the other Vampire Academy Teams for Dimitri and Adrian. 
I have drawn a winner for the giveaway yesterday, once they reply back to me with their book choice, I will post a winners announcement. 

Seriously though, to every single person who voted for Eddie, Tweet/Facebook about the competition, and recruited new voters. You ROCK!!

Thank you everyone again for all your support!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vote For Eddie Castile!!

Round 1 for Eddie in the YA-Sisterhood Crush Tourney is now live!
Make sure to go: VOTE FOR EDDIE!
After you cast your votes come back to enter the awesome incentive giveaway just for voting!
Want to know why you should vote for Eddie Castile?
Read my advocate post below

Stacking the Shelves #6: Piles of Awesome!

Stacking The Shelves was created and is hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is where I will be sharing the books and goodies I have received for the week. This will include both physical and eBooks that are purchased, borrowed, gifted, or for review

I forgot to do my post last week, and it has been a hectic week over here! So I am going to combine both of the weeks into a single Stacking the Shelves Post

Thursday, July 5, 2012

YA Crush Tourney: Get Your #TeamEddie Button

The YA CRUSH TOURNEY starts Tomorrow!
As you may know I am advocating for the awesome, heroic 
Eddie Castile from both Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead!

If you want to support #TeamEddie, grab the button below
Add it to your sidebar, or upload the picture for your avatar!

YA Sisterhood

Support Eddie in whatever way you want too!
Eddie's first match goes live at 12:01 AM EST Monday July 9th and runs to 11:59PM EST!!

Anyone who wants to help recruit votes and support for Eddie feel free to do it.
I will try to be on Twitter as much as possible during that 24 hour period!
Make sure to follow me on Twitter or even Facebook to keep updated on Eddie's progress throughout the match!

Go #TeamEddie!!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Venom

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
I am waiting on:

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)
Title: Venom
Author: Fiona Paul
Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: October 30, 2012

Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancé, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.
When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin... and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?
Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.

Why am I waiting?
Murder, Romance, Renaissance Venice, who doesn't want to read this book. 
I like the idea of trying to infiltrate secret societies to solve a murder, especially with historical elements. 

What you waiting on?
Leave me a link so I can come check it out!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Dead of Night

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others!
Make sure to share the title and the author so other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their to be read piles.

This week's teaser comes from:
Dead of Night

Title: Dead of Night
Author: Lynn Viehl
Series: Youngbloods #2
Publisher: Flux Books
Publication Date: July 8, 2012

True love . . . and an undying obsession
Catlyn Youngblood has a secret life. Despite being a natural-born vampire hunter like her two older brothers, Cat has fallen for Jesse--an ageless boy from a centuries-old vampire clan.
Cat's job cataloguing rare, mystical texts at a bookstore allows her to meet with Jesse alone every evening. But when girls who look disturbingly similar to Cat start disappearing from town, Cat and Jesse discover frightening clues to their whereabouts within the book collection. Together, they must stop a crazed man from realizing his dark scheme-- one that would claim Cat's life.
**This Teaser is from an uncorrected proof, and may be subject to changes or deletion**

The temptation to follow the path into the maze was almost irresistible, but I imagined the phone in the store ringing off the hook. "Come on, we have a bunch of creepy old books to catalog."
Kindle Location 1282 of 2752

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