Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Hello All!!!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm lucky enough to receive this title as an ARC, because I really don't think a I can wait til MARCH 5TH!!! haha :)

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Release Date: March 5th/13.
Publisher: Tor Teen
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

What title are you waiting on this week???

Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

Happy Tuesday, once again! This week's teaser comes to you from The Shattered Dark (McKenzie Lewis #2) by Sandy Williams, releasing October 30th from Ace Publishers.
Lights erupt around me as I run, but I ignore the fighting fae. As soon as I reach the front door, I turn the knob, shoulder it open, then slam it shut behind me. Almost instantly, I realize I'm not alone.

The Shattered Dark, p. 70

Happy Reading!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

ARC Review: Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight #1) by Darynda Jones
Release Date: October 2nd/12. Pre-order HERE
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Source: ARC from Raincoast Books
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?  Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next instalment.

My Thoughts:
Demons and possessions are on the loose with this one!

I haven't had the pleasure of reading Jones' Charley Davidson series yet, but I will say this about her new Darklight series- I can't wait for Book #2!

Death and the Girl Next Door was a great introduction to what is sure to be, an amazing series! Lorelei is a great narrator, I enjoyed her humourous wit, especially the banter between her and her BFFs. I feel that Jones has left a lot of room open for Lori, and all her friends, to grow as characters, and can't wait to see where she takes them next.

There's a bit of action in DatGND, one racing scene, in particular, involving an 18-wheeler, do they all make it through it? Well you'll just have to read to find out :).

One thing that irked me a bit, though, were the boys of this novel. Their actions left me really puzzled at times. For example, David - What is his animosity towards Cameron all about, why is he so secretive? Each boy seems to be hiding something. And the two leads- Cameron and Jared, I feel like these two took a total 180 in there attitudes. Definitely some role reversals between these two heros towards the middle of the book.

I feel like the cover is a little misleading, because I do think there is a Love Triangle brewing in book 1, but not with the characters you'd think. Leave a comment below if you agree or disagree with this. 

I'm completely, 100%, Team Jared he's mysterious, dangerous, sexy and a great fit for Lori in my opinion. Although there really wasn't enough time allotted to these two's relationship, I'm eager to see what happens in Death, Doom and Detention (Darklight #2) whom's cover, by the way, makes much more sense haha.

And the ending. What can I say, it came to soon, I was thirsty for more and still am! Lori, and her friends, are left with some major, game-changing news. I can't wait to see where they'll go from here, and the lengths Jared will go to keep Lori safe *swoon*.

Overall, Death and the Girl Next Door is a great, face-paced, novel that fans of Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series are sure to enjoy.

Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

What's the Story McCoy? #2

What's the Story McCoy is inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox, Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves and Fiktshun's My Reading Pile.

Hello Everyone! I got so many awesome deals at Chapters/Indigo this week, seriously 3 Teen books for $10 - AWESOME
The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pacal
Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz 
Torment by Lauren Kate
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Silver by Talia Vance
False Memory by Dan Krokos
Origin by Jessica Khoury 

Thanks so much to Random House Canada and Spencer Hill Press for the awesomeness below
13 by Kelley Armstrong T-shirt
Amarok by Angela Townsend (ARC) - November '12

That's my story for this week! What's yours?!

Happy Reading!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Drumroll please (proceed to drop your jaw at this one)...

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 11th/12.
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

Follow this link to an ~~~ EPIC CONTEST ~~~ Announcement. You will want to bookmark this page!

 USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog

What do you guys think of the new cover (personally, it's my favourite of the three)?

Happy Reading!!!

Special thanks to Entangled Publishing and Jennifer for allowing me to participate in this cover reveal.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Release Note & Excerpt: Of Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole

I'm delighted to inform you all today that Courtney's new adult release is NOW AVAILABLE!!! That's right, Of Blood and Bone was released on September 16th!

About Courtney Cole 

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.
She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

Connect with Courtney:
Courtney Cole's website | twitter | facebook | facebook fan page

Here's a synopsis of Courtney's new adult paranormal romance, which is not to be missed!

About Of Blood and Bone

Of Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole
Release Date: September 16th
Publisher: Lakehouse Press
Of Blood and Bone on goodreads
                 As a little boy, Luca Minaldi was told he was a monster.

As an adult, he knows it is true.
He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.
Eva Talbot arrives in Malta for the summer to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping tycoon, there is an instant attraction, a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him. Eva is hired to care for his mother, who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.
Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?
The answer is a matter of life or death.
Add Of Blood and Bone to your Goodreads list 

Are you excited yet? Well wait, there's more, here's a teaser excerpt just for you!


Luca crosses the room in three strides and pours two glasses of what looks to be Scotch.  He walks back and hands me a glass.  I can practically feel the power emanating from him.  He’s the type of person who has been born into it.  It has been cultivated in him from the time he was an infant and it shows.  Power and money are in every molecular strand in his body.
“To sanity,” Luca says, tipping his glass toward mine. And then he downs his in one gulp. 
I take a tentative sip and realize quickly that I was correct.  It’s Scotch.  Neat.  Without one ounce of tonic or even an ice cube to dilute it.  It burns my mouth and warms my chest as it slides smoothly down.  But for some reason, I don’t want him to know that it makes me want to gag and cough.  I want to seem unfazed, so I drink the rest in two gulps and hand Luca back the empty glass.
It is worth my numb lips because there is approval in his eyes as he takes it.
“Aren’t you going to ask?” he says as he sets the glasses down on a heavy wooden side table.  He is still staring at me and his gaze makes me feel like my skin will be ablaze soon. 
“Ask what?”  I feel slightly woozy from the Scotch.  And to be honest, I’m also woozy from being so near to Luca Minaldi.  For several different reasons, he has an interesting effect on me.
“Wouldn’t you like to ask me if you’re safe here with me?”
I look at him, remembering his mother’s startling words.  My son is evil. 
“Am I?” I ask and my voice is barely a murmur. 
“Probably not.”
Luca’s voice is quiet in the study, as dark as the night surrounding us, and I suddenly feel like I should run, somewhere far away from here.  But at the same time, I know that I won’t.  I am ridiculously drawn to this man and the more I find out about him, the more I want to know.  So I shake my head.
“I’m not afraid.”
Luca looks at me again and I don’t see one ounce of the vulnerability that I have seen there before.  Instead, he is expressionless once more and darkly handsome. 
“Well, that’s the rub,” he answers.  “You should be.”

Sexy right? Look out for a full review of this sizzling title, in the coming weeks!

Happy Reading!!!

Special thanks to Courtney and Kismet Blog Tours, for allowing me to be part of this release notice.