Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Eve's Fan Garden for hosting this awesome Giveaway Hop!
It's Spring! I love this time of year, because it always fills me with the sense of new beginnings, the grass greens, the flowers and trees bloom and it only gets warmer! :) Haha, best of all, Spring always has the best Book Releases, especially in the month of May- I personally can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready this week! haha

So let's celebrate Spring with a giveaway!
Your choice of Spring release (Release date: Apr. 1st/12 - Jun. 30th/12) Up to $20 CAD from the Book Depository. It's International, so long as Book Depository Ships to your house for free! :)

Happy Reading!!!

ARC Review & Author Interview: This Is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott

This Is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott
Release Date: May 1st (TOMORROW!!!)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing
Source: ARC from Publisher
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
After their long summer apart, Ally and Jake were hoping for a drama free senior year. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like things will work out that way...again. — It turns out that Chloe is pregnant and says that Jake is the father. Hammond is pissed at his best friend, but mostly can't believe that Ally would stay with Jake. But Ally is tired of being apart from Jake and is willing to make it work. But that is easier said than done when Jake starts blowing Ally off to go to doctor's appointments with Chloe and Ally joins the school play and meets a new cute guy.

But as graduation approaches, things get more complicated as new secrets come out and Ally realizes maybe Jake isn't the guy she thought he was. After everything they've been through can Ally and Jake get out of Orchard Hill with their relationship intact?

My thoughts:
I need more! This can't be the end for this series, it just can't. Haha with that said, this was a very satisfying conclusion to the He Said/She Said series, that I'm sure all fans of the series will enjoy and appreciate.

I personally think that Ally is a flippin saint- would you stick it out if you found out your boyfriend got another girl knocked up? But don't be so sure you know how this story will play out. Scott throws in a few curve balls that will have you gasping and pulling your hair out in frustration. 

I have always been a fan of Jake, and the way Scott writes him. I don't usually enjoy reading from a boy's point of view, but I really enjoy the authentic voice that Scott gives him. He's far from a saint (especially in this installment) but you can't help but love him because you know his heart is in the right place, he just has to stop letting his ego and pride control his actions.

Fans will enjoy the interaction and growth between Ally and Jake in TISNH. Their relationship and love are seriously put to the test. Kieran takes a realistic approach in the dialogue between these two.

This was a quick but very enjoyable read, I really hope Kieran continues with it in some way!

If you enjoy contemporary YA with quick and witty dialogue, you need to read the HE SAID/SHE SAID series!

Now please join me in welcoming Kieran to the blog today!

1. Jake's narration is always so believable, how do you write from a teenage boy's perspective so well?
I wanted him to be the type of guy who had a very black-and-white take on the world in the beginning of the series, but who evolved over the course of the books. In the first book I made sure his motivations were all about getting what he wanted as quickly as he wanted it, with no real thought about the future or the consequences. When I thought about him that way, it was easy to write a very simple, self-centered sort of voice. Then, the more he got to know Ally, the more that worldview was thrown into question. As he started to care, his thought process got more complex, so I was able to open him up a little more. I definitely worked harder on his speech patterns and vocabulary than I did on Ally’s. Ally talks a lot like I do, so I’d only read her sections over once or twice for voice. With Jake I’d keep going back, simplifying vocabulary and shortening sentence structure. It could be as simple as changing the word “beginning” to “starting” to make it sound more like him. Jake would never say “I was beginning to think.” He’d say “I was starting to think.” That part took a lot of effort and a lot of reading out loud. I also listened to my husband and his friends and the way they talked to each other when they got together. They all knew each other in high school and they sometimes revert to their teenage selves when they hang out.
2. The He Said/She Said series has taken a very dramatic turn in the last installment, did you always plan to take Ally and Jake down this path?
I did. In fact it was supposed to happen much earlier. I didn’t think it was realistic for a player like Jake to fall in love and just completely stop messing around in a snap, but if he was going to backslide, I wanted him to face the consequences of his behavior. Not so much because I wanted to preach some kind of lesson, but because I was curious to see how he’d react in the face of something like that. I realized as I was plotting that Jake, as he was in the first book, would react much differently than the Jake at the end of the second book. He’d matured a lot, come a long way, and I was more interested in seeing how the more mature, caring Jake would react, than the immature, oblivious one.
3. The ending to This Is So Not Happening is definitely bittersweet for He Said/She Said fans. Do you think you'd ever want to take this series further, like He Said/She Said the College Years? :)
As of right now, the three books are all I have planned, but I’d love to see what these crazy kids do in college. Never say “never!” Hmm . . . I actually never decided where Hammond and Shannen would go to college. What’s the biggest party school these days . . . ?
4. Of all the characters in this series, which is your favourite? Why?
Jake was definitely my favorite to write. I liked the challenge and I just loved him so much. I loved his simple views and how it all got turned on its head, and I loved how he stepped up so many times over the course of the series, doing things he never thought he could or would do. I also loved writing Annie and David. I missed David after the first book, but I unfortunately couldn’t think of a big role for him to play later on.
5. If you could pick one song as the soundtrack to This Is So Not Happening, what would it be?
I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
6. What advice would you give to those just starting out in the publishing industry?
The one thing I always say to people who want to become writers is to read as much as you possibly can, and don’t just read what you know you like. Read everything. Fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, biographies, essays, poems, magazines, newspapers, blogs . . . everything you can get your hands on. It will help you see the millions of different styles and voices out there and help you find your own. That’s the advice on the creativity front. On the practical front, it’s a huge help to get an internship or entry-level job at a publisher or agency. Meet people, let them get to know you, let them get to see how smart and creative you are. Then, a few years from now when you have your first manuscript, there will be plenty of people who are willing to read it for you and offer critique or even help you get published. The old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” rings true across every industry. So work on your voice and your craft, but work on your connections, too!

Thank you so much Kieran for stopping by and for answering my questions with such thoughtful answers!

Happy Reading!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I must be living under a rock!

Haha ok, I'm sure you've heard all the drama going around the blogsphere by now so I don't really need to rehash that. I actually wasn't even AWARE of this drama until today, because apparently I've been living under a rock or something haha.

Anyways, I just wanted to write a short post clarifying that even though I have participated in IMM this week that does not mean I'm taking sides, (I don't personally know either blogger and I don't have all the facts so it wouldn't be fair to do so). Not that I've been accused or anything but I thought it best to clarify that. Actually In My Mailbox is one of my favourite memes of the week and I always look forward to seeing other blogger's IMMs. I might end up doing my own little IMM or something I'm not sure, but if I do I will be sure to add that it was inspired by The Story Siren's IMM because I think it's important to give credit to those who originally came up with the concept.

To be perfectly honest I'm really sad that this has happened and rocked the book blogsphere the way it has. But we all share a same passion- books!

So I'm going to go read now because that always puts me in a good mood :) I look forward to discussing all things book-related in the near future with all of you!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Early In My Mailbox #24

This was a flippin EPIC week for my IMM!

I bought
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins

I won
Skylark (ARC) by Meagan Spooner (Carolrhoda Lab) - Oct'12 SO EXCITED!!!
Starters by Lissa Price (Random House)

Goodies from Raincoast Books!
Finished Copies
Torn and Ascend by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin's Griffin)

ARCs from Raincoast!
The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond (Sourcebooks Fire) - May'12
While He Was Away by Karen Schreck (Sourcebooks Fire) - May'12
Wake by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin's Griffin) - Aug'12
Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan (St. Martin's Griffin) - Jul'12

Big thanks to RK, Meagan Spooner and Raincoast for an amazing IMM! :)

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

I'm so excited for this title- fingers crossed I'm lucky enough to receive a review copy! :)

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Release Date: October 2nd/12.
Publisher: Pulse It
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future.

Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help. As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side…

What book are you waiting for this week?

Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Happy Tuesday everyone! This teaser brought to you from Philippa Gregory's Changeling, 
available May 29th!
"When I give the word, open it quickly," he said to the Lady Almoner. She nodded, her face as white as her vail.
The Lady Almoner flung the door open; the two young men rushed into the room, weapons at the ready-then fell back in horror.
Changeling (Order of Darkness #1) p. 110

Happy Reading!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In My Mailbox #23

Got some awesome goodies in the mail this week!

I won!
Wings of the Wicked ARC
Soundtrack to Wings of the Wicked
Reaper Wind Toy

From SimonPulse! :)
Changeling by Philippa Gregory - May 29th/12
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer - Jun. 26th/12.

Thanks so much to Courtney Allison Moulton and SimonPulse for an awesome IMM this week! :)

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Undeadly by Michele Vail

This cover holds special sentimentality for me, as it was one of the first ones I got to work with while interning at HarlequinTEEN, isn't it just gorgeous!

Undeadly by Michele Vail
Release Date: November 20th/12.
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

What books are you pining for this week?

Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Happy Tuesday peeps! This teaser brought to you from Myra McEntire's Timepiece,
available June '12!

"Kaleb?" Her voice was muffled, her breath warm through the thin cotton of my pirate costume.
The shirt had seen entirely too much action, and not the good kind. When I got home I was going to burn it.
Timepiece, p. 31

Happy Reading!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

ARC Review: GILT by Katherine Longshore

GILT by Katherine Longshore
Release Date: May 15/12
Publisher: Viking

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free--
and love comes at the highest price of all.

When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.

My Thoughts:
Henry VIII meets Pretty Little Liars!

I loved this book, and I really didn't expect to. I'm not one for Court intrigue, but I couldn't stop reading GILT. 

This book will definitely appeal to fans of Gossip Girl and Gobersen's Luxe series. Longshire deals well with creating an environment in which the reader truly feels like they're part of Henry VIII's court, while using modern-day-dialogue- I really appreciated this.

Kitty is an underdog you'll be rooting for through the entire book. She's loyal and selfless to the end- literally. She also witnesses many horrific things in and out of court and as such must make some hard choices, some I didn't agree with but I can understand the merit and motivation behind them.
I wouldn't classify this book as having a love triangle, because I only felt that one man truly cared for Kitty- the real Kitty- TEAM WILLIAM!!! haha I have to pick a team every time :).

One thing I find troubling about this book, the ending- it didn't give me closure, especially with Kitty's romantic prospects. It's my understanding that this is the first book in a trilogy, but the troubling part is that each book will feature a different female protagonist, I really don't think that Kitty's story is complete and would love to see another story told from her perspective. If I'm wrong please let me know in the comments- I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I would recommend this read to those who enjoy stories from Diana Gabaldon but are in the mood for a good YA read!

Happy Reading!!!

Winner Announcement!!!

So first off I want to thank Once Upon A Twilight & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, for hosting such an awesome giveaway hop. If it weren't for them, word would definitely not have gotten out as far as it did! :)
Secondly, you guys have blown my freakin mind! Seriously, I want to give you all a virtual hug! THANKS SO MUCH, I went into this blog hop thinking maybe I'd get 30 to 50 entries, not 1000+ I loved all your comments and I think we can all agree that Easter is an awesome holiday, whether you're spending time with your family, eating tons of chocolate, or celebrating the religious roots of the holiday :).
Thank you to all who entered an now follow the blog, WELCOME ENJOY YOUR STAY haha, and now for the winner, drumroll please:


Emily please email me at hgillis(AT)gmail(DOT)com so I can get your information. If I don't here from Emily within 48 hours of this post I will announce a new winner! Thanks again everyone, and be sure to enter my current giveaway for a finished copy of Embrace by Jessica Shirvington (see current contest page).

Happy Monday and Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

In My Mailbox #22

Please Note: For those who entered the Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway, I will announce the winner on Monday :) Thanks too all who entered! 

Breakout your Sunday best kids, we're going to Sears! haha That's how excited I am by this week's haul! :)

ARCs I got! Thanks HarlequinTEEN and Random House Canada :)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (HarlequinTEEN) - Aug' 12
Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (HarlequinTEEN) - May '12
Timepiece by Myra McEntire (EgmontUSA) - Jun' 12 (So excited to read this!) :)

Finished copies from HarlequinTEEN!!!
Allegiance by Cayla Kluver
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (This is the best cover ever!)

Book I bought!
Tangled by Erica O'Rourke (Kensington Teen)
Torn by Erica O'Rourke (Kensington Teen)
The Last Echo by Kimberley Derting (HarperTeen)

Swag I won!

That's all for me this week, thanks so much to HarlequinTEEN, Random House Canada, Publishing Crawl and Amber from Me, My Shelf and I, for an awesome book and swag week! What did you get in your mailbox?

Happy Reading!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Are You Ready to Embrace? Blog tour, Author Guest post, Giveaway

I'm thrilled to be hosting Jessica Shirvington's Embrace on the blog today!

It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…” 
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
Now Available!!!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before. 
Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her. A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden… 

My Thoughts:

I devoured this book! I consider Embrace to be one of those books that you'll reread over and over again, I just didn't want it to end (thank God it's part of a series haha).

Violet is a great protagonist whom readers will easily relate to. She's strong and independent with a sensible head on her shoulders and is tough when she needs to be. I enjoyed her interaction, or lack thereof, with her father. I felt the disconnect that Shrivington was trying to convey with these two characters.

Lincoln and Pheonix are the perfect potential love interests for Violet. They both have their own reasons for wanting her but their personalities are polar opposites to each other (giving Violet many options in the romance department). If for no other reason you must read Embrace for this love triangle alone! Seriously, it had me envious of Violet :). While I loved both men I have to say I'm ultimately Team Lincoln all the way!

Warning! There is some sexual content in this book, nothing graphic but I would recommend it to a mature 14+ audience.

I cannot recommend this book enough, it had me up into all hours of the night (I was pretty cranky at work the following day but it was worth it haha). If you like a good YA read with strong character building and an even stronger romance this is definitely a must for you!!!

Bring on Entice right now, please!

Happy Reading!!!

And now please help welcome Jessica to the blog today, for a guest post!

Falling In Love At 17

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love … more complicated.

At 17, life is about new experiences. It is about self-discovery, friends, adventure, mistakes, career and university choices. And let’s be honest, there are not many 17 year olds out there that aren’t interested in falling in love.

But how many are truly interested in falling in love with THE ONE at 17?

I’m not sure I was. In fact, I probably wasn’t. I was planning to take the world by storm – solo. So when I met Matt, well, actually … it was pretty darn amazing. But it was a little frightening too.

When we first got together, it was sweet and young and … perfect. I was head over heels. But things became complicated quickly. He was an up and coming athletic star and I was working in hospitality. So basically he worked hard in the day, and I worked hard at night. His lifestyle demanded routine and healthy living, mine … not so much. But we were determined to make it work.

Falling in love so deeply at a young age made it difficult to be as reckless as our friends. We watched them coast in and out of short, fun, but meaningless relationships and it just seemed so different to what we had.

Writing the Embrace series has been an opportunity for me to pour some of the incredibly intense emotions of young love into Violet’s story. It has been important for me as a writer, and a person, to recognize that it’s completely realistic for someone at her young age to experience the full effect and heartbreak of love. Violet is one hundred percent invested with her heart. She makes bad choices, but we have to. She regrets many of her decisions, because we all do. And she fights for what she loves, because she is compelled to. Violet’s story is unique to her, I don’t pull on parallel scenarios from my own life, but I do pull on the emotion of intense love. Love that I think adults sometimes forget that 17 and 18 years-olds are very capable of feeling.

I often find one question helps a lot of adults, who maybe disagree with this view, to be more open minded: Do you remember you first true love? Do you ever wonder what your life would’ve been like if you had stayed together? For some, the answer is a resounding NOT INTERESTED, but for others … the pause says it all.

Matt and I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary in March - I believe jewelry is in order ;)

And last but certainly not least, a giveaway. Sourcebooks Fire has generously donated a copy of Embrace for one lucky winner! Please refer to restrictions and policy page for rules and regulations.
Good luck to all! :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: A Fractured Light

I love the covers for this series- so gorgeous! :)

A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark #2) by Jocelyn Davies
Release Date: September 25th/12.
Publsiher: HarperTeen

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. But it’s not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories of Devin and his shocking betrayal come flooding back.

Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she’s capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can’t forgive the Order for nearly killing her, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.

A Fractured Light picks up right after A Beautiful Dark‘s shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen and Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush saga.

What book are you waiting for this week?

Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

This teaser brought to you by Anna Banks' OF POSEIDON, available May 22nd! :)

As fast as he is, Galen is too late. He powers through the current as the floor of the gulf slants steeper and steeper. Every time he hears Emma's desperate screams, he pushes harder, harder than he's ever pushed himself before. But he doesn't want to see it.
Of Poseidon p. 20

Happy Reading!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

ARC Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Release date: April 24th/12
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. 

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. 

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters. 

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. 

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. 

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

My thoughts:

This book was just as epic as I thought it would be! It combines two genres sweeping the YA industry right now (Vampires and Dystopian Society) in a way that will leave both Twilight and Hunger Games fans eager for more.

Allie is one of the strongest protagonists I've read this year. She has the grit of Katniss but I found her to be a much more relatable and likeable character (I'm sure there are many out there who would disagree :)) She's battling the monster inside her while trying to cope in a world overwrought by them. I thoroughly enjoyed her interaction with each character, especially Zeke- I was rooting for these two to the bitter end.

Zeke is amazing! Ash might have some competition with this new hero. He's loyal and honest and maybe Allie only real hope or attachment left to humanity. I cannot wait to see where Julie will take the relationship between these two next in book two!

The world Julie has imagined is so devastating and captivating. The action starts in the first chapter and doesn't let up til' the end, which will leave you thirsty for more. Fans of Julie's The Iron Fey series will appreciate the imaginative world and strong heroine that she has created in her newest release. Action and destruction fill the pages with a dash of romance to even it out.

Don't pass this one up folks! Bring on book 2! :)

Happy Reading!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Blog Hop Giveaway!!!

So this post is a little early sorry about that, but hey that just gives you extra chances to win right haha. I love Easter- it always comes at the best time of the year, the start of Spring when you know it's only going to get lighter and warmer outside (well if you live in Canada haha) Plus I flippin loved Easter egg hunts- I lived for them haha (not literally that might be sad)

So to celebrate Easter I offer up a new giveaway, the prize? Your choice of book from the Book Depository or Amazon. Best part- IT'S INTERNATIONAL, so long as Book Depository ships for free to your address.



Hello All, I have some winners to announce drumroll please :)

Quaranteen ARC Winner
Stella Chen

Stacia and Stacey Giveaway Winner
Mel Bourn

and lastly (but not least) March's Comments Contest Winner
So Many Books, So Little Time

Thanks so much to all those who entered (you helped me reach over 200 followers!) Congrats to all those who won, please email me at hgillis15(AT)gmail(DOT)com with your mailing information. If I don't hear from the winners within 48 hours of this post I will pick new winners.

Didn't win this time? Not to worry, I'll be hosting a new giveaway starting Friday, so keep an eye out my friends.

Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Love this series, been dying to read this one, only a couple more weeks!

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: April 17th/12.
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
In the end, all that's left is an echo... 
Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye....

What book are you waiting for this week?

Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Another week, another teaser :)

The Selection (The Selection, #1)
"Your picture...," he began, "was absolutely beautiful."
It hurt to have him tell me I was beautiful. It wasn't fair. Not after everything he'd done.

The Selection, p. 67

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In My Mailbox #21

Hello all I hope you've had a great book week, I know I sure did! :)

I bought
Blood on the Bayou by Stacey Jay - NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane - NOW AVAILABLE!!!

ARCs I got
Gilt by Katherine Longshore (Viking) - May 15/12.
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (Balzar and  Bray) - Jun 12/12.
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (Poppy) - Jun/12.

From Random House
Finished copy of The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Doubleday) - Apr. 10/12.

Thanks to everyone who made this an awesome book week!

What did you get in your mailbox this week???

Happy Reading!!!