Review on Broken by Rachel Hanna

10 Jun

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Both Jennifer and I have read this book, so here is our review!

Amanda’s Thoughts
This is the first book I have read from Rachel. Although a short story, I loved the message between the lines. Teaches people not to judge a book it’s cover, and that your past demons are not your future ones.

Bella, Grant, Ethan, even Grant’s grandmother touched me.

Bella was afraid to let anyone in, or share her past with anyone. The ones she has loved has always past away, and she didn’t want anymore grief. She comes from a not so good past, and is scared that it will make Grant run.

Grant… wow, what a very patient man. As he slowly breaks down Bella’s protective barrier’s, he shows her that it is okay to love, that it’s okay to let a man in because not all men are the same.

I can’t wait to read more from this author. The flow and plot of this story kept my attention, even though I was sad to see it end so early. I was hoping for a little more, even though it was a good ending. I would highly recommend this book!

Jennifer’s Thoughts
This story is about love, loss and learning to trust. I think that the main character Bella believes she’s not worthy of any happiness that she receives from the people who do care for her. Her lifestyle choices that help her support her sister and nephew come back to haunt her sisters sudden death. She must face her past before she can move forward. 

I really enjoyed this book. You feel heartbreak and hope for Bella. You want her to have everything she never had as a child, because she deserves it. I would definitely recommend this book.

If you would like to purchase this book, it’s on Amazon! Here is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Secrets-Madison-Romance-ebook/dp/B00B2TF8PU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370877608&sr=8-1&keywords=rachel+hanna+broken

What are we currently reading?

6 Jun

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Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino

4.5 stars on Barnes and Noble
185 5 star reviews on Amazon

It is currently 99 cents on both sites! Go pick it up!
~*~Amanda~*~

Entwined with You

The third book, entwined with You by Sylvia Day
Just released!!
On both Amazon and Barnes and Noble
~*~Jen~*~

The Edge of Darkness by Melissa Andrea: Spotlight and Excerpt

1 Jun

 

Excerpt:

Ryland’s hands moved over my hip and his fingers trailed a line alone the underside of my thigh, and down to the curve of my knee, pulling my leg up higher and wrapping it around his waist. He moved his hips against me and my back arched off the ground and he was quick to take full advantage. Slipping his arm under me he pulled me up to his open mouth. His breath was hot against my skin and his teeth closed over the curve of flesh that swelled against the edge of my bra. He took my hand in his and pulled it over my head.melissa andrea

Book trailer:

Blurb:

After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there’s no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you’ve felt light…

Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE.

DARE them to LOVE

DARE them to LIVE

Where to purchase the book:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/The-Edge-Darkness-Trinity-ebook/dp/B00D4AAU08/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370034817&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Edge+of+Darkness+Melissa+Andrea

B&N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-edge-of-darkness-melissa-andrea/1115466809?ean=2940016792118&isbn=2940016792118

KoBo
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Edge-Of-Darkness/book-EpexF8_awUu5ckX2rplYaw/page1.html

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Bio:

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try. I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.

Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation.  The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.

I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm  eliever that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.

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Raine Thomas’s FOR EVERLY Launch Tour

27 May

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Where to get this book:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D0TB1CE/?tag=iamboo-20
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/
2940016443065
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17835522-for-everly

Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P2oZJupu6U&feature=youtu.be

SYNOPSIS:

Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.

My Review:

Raine Thomas has never disappointed me with her books. When I found out she was coming out with her first new adult, I knew I had to read it. And boy, I am glad I did. This book, just like all her others is absolutely amazing! I was caught and reeled in within the first few pages of the book, and I couldn’t put it down. I was so hooked, I stayed up until two in the morning finishing this because I couldn’t go to bed until it was finished.

Everly Wallace is a waitress/student at GSU for PT who is about to graduate from college. All she wanted to do was to graduate and take care of her grandfather (Pee Paw). She has no room in her life for a relationship. Everly comes with a dark and saddening past, and doesn’t trust anyone with the details.

Cole Parker is a pitcher in the major leagues. He had a privileged upbringing, surrounded by nothing but family to back him up and support him. He had it easy, up until an injury could cost him his career. He needed therapy, someone who could mend his wounds and keep it off the books and away from publicity, and Everly was the right person for the job.

But when things go south, Cole will have to work for something for the first time in his life, and that is to earn the right into Everly’s heart.

This is hands down, a 5+ star rating. It kept my attention, the flow was beautiful, I fell in love with Cole and Everly, along with Wyatt and Pee Paw and all of the kids that look up to Cole. I was full of all sorts of emotions from beginning to the end, and I am beyond happy dances to see both of these wonderful characters have a happy ending that they both deserve.

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Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a bestselling series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. Her latest book is a New Adult Contemporary Romance titled For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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My review of Wake by Ambria Mattina

23 May

** Might contain spoilers**ImageThis was an emotional book for me to read. I have several family members who have went though different stages of cancer, some made it some did not. No, I wasn’t present like I was in this book to see what they went through during remission, and I am so overjoyed there was a happy ending to this.

Jem Harper is in remission from having Acute Myeloid Leukemia. AML is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Jem’s sister Elise, was able to be a donor to save her brother’s life.

Willa Kirk is a girl that befriends Jem in a class they have together. It starts as a love hate relationship, that grows into something more. Willa knows what Jem is going through due to her sister having Lymphnoma. But she carries a heavy secret that might scare Jem away forever.

Willa knows what it takes to help Jem get better. Jem loves the soups she makes, and starts to gain weight. Jem is self conscious due to not having any hair, cause of all his treatments with chemo, or his port he had to wear due to dialysis. Willa helps break down his barriers little by little and shows him that is okay not to wear a wool hat all the time. That and no matter what scars or machines you have on, you are always beautiful.

Jem teaches Willa that it is okay to forgive someone for their mistakes, no matter big or small.

There was a part in the story that really scared me. He became sick… er…sicker (since his immune system was already low, and being on dialysis didn’t help). I really though he wasn’t going to make it at one point. And I thought that since Willa went through the same thing (in a way) with her sister, she was going to bolt.

This book was full of emotions. Laughter, hate, sadness, shock, love… Tears flowed during several parts of this book. I think the ending really had my tears flowing. Not the sad ones, but happy ones. Everyone loves a happy ending, and this one certainly deserved one!

Easy to read, easy to follow. All the characters were very loveable. Maybe except for Luke. I didn’t like him much.

If you want a great book with the feeling you are sitting right there on the sidelines, this is the book you should read. I have a book hangover due to reading this book! (Can’t start another one due to this one always being on my mind) I am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future!

2013 Book Release Dates

23 May

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Here are the dates for books to be released. I will update as I get more information, and I will post this often on my blog on Facebook.

May

23rd – Cautious (Book 2, Disastrous) – E.L. Montes

27th – For Everly – Raine Thomas

28th – The Forever of Ella and Micha (Book 2, Secret Trilogy) – Jessica Sorensen

28th – Jet (Book 2, Marked men) – Jay Crownover

29th – Against the Ropes – Carly Fall

30th – Beauty From Surrender (Book 2, Beauty) – Georgia Cates

31st – Call Me Crazy – Quinn Loftis

31st – Private Message – Danielle Torella

31st – Octavian’s Undoing ( Book 1, Sons of Judgement) – Airicka Phoenix

31st – Darkness Before Dawn (Book 2, Darkness) – Claire Contreras

June

1st – Safe Word – Teresa Mummert

1st – Ambrosia (Book 2, Book Boyfriend) – Erin Noelle

1st – Broken Wings (Book 3, Hidden Wings) – Cameo Renae

3rd – Seeing Ghosts – James Garcia Jr.

3rd – Maven (Book 1, The Endure) – Starla Huchton

4th – Stealing Harper (Book 2, Taking Chances) – Molly McAdams

9th – Destined to Succeed (Book 2, Destined) – Lisa M Harley

10th – Forever Too Far (Book 3, Too Far) – Abbi Glines

21st – Following Me – K.A. Linde

21st – Winter Fire (Book 3, Witchling) – Lizzy Ford

23rd – Smitten (Book 2, Crush) – Lacey Weatherford

24th – A Love Like This (Book 3, Rememberance Trilogy) – Kahlen Aymes

28th – Branded (Book 1, A Sinner Series) – Abbi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

End of June – Rock my World (Book 2.5, Black Falcon) – Michelle A. Valentine

July

2nd – Cry me a River – Devyn Dawson

9th – Loosing Hope (Book 2, Hopeless) – Colleen Hoover

16th – Dreams of Ivory (Book 5, Holiday Montana) – Carrie Ann Ryan

18th – Fear of Falling – S.L. Jennings

30th – Frigid – J. Lynn

31st – Destiny (Book 3, Brightest Kind of Darkness) – P.T. Mitchelle

TBA – Falling Into Us (Book 2, Falling Into You) – Jasinda Wilder

August

6th – Redemption of Callie & Kayden (Book 2, The Coincidence) – Jessica Sorensen

6th – Burn (Book 3, Breathless) – Maya Banks

6th – Crave – Monica Murphy

20th – Shooting Scars (Book 2, The Artist Trilogy) Katrina Halle

September

24th – The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks

TBA – Hunter’s Heart (Book 4, Alpha Pack) – JD Tyler

October

1st – Endless Knight (Book 2, Arcana Chronicles) – Krelsey Cole

8th – The Temptation of Lila & Ethan (Book 3, Secret Trilogy) – Jessica Sorensen

10th – The Great Wolf (Book 3, The Legacy of Kilkenny) – Devyn Dawson

15th – Bold Tricks (Book 3, The Artist Trilogy) – Karina Halle

29th – Forgiving Lies – Molly McAdams

November – 5th – The Edge of Always (Book 2, Edge of Never) – J.A. Redmerski

19th – Horizon (Book 4, Soul Seekers) – Alyson Noel

My review on One Tiny Secret by Adam Kunz

19 May

Words can not describe this book! It was that amazing!!
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I can’t put into words how much I loved this book.

This is the first thriller I have ever read, and I am very glad it was this one. This story flowed perfectly, the characters couldn’t be loved, and goosebumps I got from reading this, was well worth it. It held my attention the whole time from start to finish, and the ending… OH MY GOODNESS! Never seen that one coming. Makes me want to re-read it again to see where and if I missed anything.

One Tiny Secret made me hold my breath, repeat “NO WAY” several times, turn a small light to finish, and when it was all over, I was speechless.

Adam Kunz did a fantastic job on One Tiny Secret. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants little goosebumps and a terrific read! I will be reading more from this author in the years to come🙂