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[4 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | ]
Secrets, Spies & Sherlock Blog Tour

Welcome to Day 7 of the SECRETS, SPIES & SHERLOCK BLOG TOUR, featuring two exciting new middle grade mystery series: Sherlock, Lupin & Me: The Dark Lady by Irene Adler and Secrets & Spies: Treason by Jo Macauley. Each stop on the 2-week tour will feature fun posts and a chance to win a set of finished copies of the books!  Today’s post features The Dark Lady by Irene Adler.

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[19 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
A Spark Unseen Blog Hop - Day 9

We are so excited to be a part of the ‘A Spark Unseen’ Blog Hop!  I’ve read both The Dark Unwinding (Book 1) and A Spark Unseen (Book 2), and love both! One of my favorite characters is Uncle Tully. He is an amazing inventor, with a quirky way of getting things done. Today we get to bring you some fun facts about Uncle Tully…

“It was for this those men upstairs had come, for the strange and wonderful contents of my uncle’s mind. And they could not have it.”
                                                                                                -Katharine, A Spark Unseen

Five things The …

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[24 Jul 2013 | 10 Comments | ]
The Host Giveaway!

Congrats to @melissa_marie21!  She’s the winner of The Host Giveaway!
This week I’m hosting a giveaway for a paperback, movie tie-in, copy of The Host, by Stephenie Meyer. The novel is autographed by Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons, and Saoirse Ronan. It is one of my favorite science fiction novels, and now I get to share it with one lucky winner! You can enter to win the prize a few different ways, and if you’re eager to win feel free to enter every way available!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*You must have a U.S. mailing address to …

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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Blog Tour: Clicks by Amy Evans

Amy Evans – Clicks playlist – Also available on Spotify
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Zedd – Clarity
Paramore – Born for This
Jason Derulo – The Other Side
The Summer Set – Lightning in a Bottle
Fall Out Boy – Young Volcanoes
One Direction – Forever Young
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall – Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia
Krewella – Alive
Kanye West – Clique – Edited Version
Nicki Minaj – Young Forever
B.o.B – Airplanes, Part II [feat Eminem & Hayley Williams of Paramore] – Explicit Album Version
Ke$ha – Warrior
The Cab – Angel With A Shotgun
Taylor Swift – Our …

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[27 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Blog Tour/Review: VAIN by Fisher Amelie

Vain, by Fisher Amelie, was a refreshing read for me! Not only was I completely unaware of where the story would lead the main character, but it was also a great change for me in the New Adult genre.  (Side Note: New Adult should NOT translate to smut.) Vain offered a story that was insightful and encouraged self-reflection, but it remained entertaining.
Sophie is annoying for the first few chapters, and I think it helped me appreciate the journey she goes on as well as the changes she makes in her life.  Make …

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[20 Feb 2013 | 8 Comments | ]
Gabriel Stone and The Divinity of Valta by Shannon Duffy

One of my favorite Middle Grade novels from my childhood is The Chronicles of Narnia. I remember my grade six teacher, Mrs. Adams reading it to the class. She would read a few chapters each week and we’d never want her to stop! I think that’s when I really fell in love with Fantasy stories and the idea of going to another world. Other favorites growing up were Charlotte’s web, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables, and anything with a fantasy theme where something was happening that …

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[5 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths, by K.A. Tucker, is not the first Contemporary novel I’ve read, but it is the first New Adult novel I’ve read. (By now y’all know I prefer Paranormal and Fantasy.)  Where Young Adult tends to be the level of content that I’m most comfortable with, this New Adult novel did not have me shying away from the new category of fiction for twenty-somethings.  (Although, I might have blushed a few times!)  Ten Tiny Breaths takes a look at the life of a young woman who has survived …

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[29 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

This is the second novel in The Ruby Red Trilogy, Sapphire Blue, by Kerstin Gier.  I have been waiting a year for this novel, and I still feel so incomplete… Probably because it is a trilogy and I have only read two of the novels in the series!  If only I knew German!  As these books are being translated, I have been waiting as patiently as possible. I admit that it has been worth the wait, with new characters and a growing relationship between Gwen and Gideon, I could not …

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[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

We are giving a copy of Pushing the Limits, by Katie McGary, in honor of the excellent review we gave it!  Watch our video for the full review (and a bit of rambling)…

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 We give Pushing the Limits 4 books on the bookshelf!
Book 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 …

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[21 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily, by Richelle Mead, is the long-awaited second novel in the Bloodlines Series. I was left breathless by Sydney’s busy schedule, and a few angsty moments she has.  I love this series, even more than the Vampire Academy Series… You will not be disappointed by the perilous positions the characters get themselves into!
The story continues to follow the life of Sydney Sage, an alchemist who’s current assignment is the protection of Jill Dragomir, a vampire princess.  Sydney’s aversion to vampires is waning, she’s taken up dating, and we …