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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (59)

the fire wish  by amber lough

The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)

July 22nd, 2014
Random House

A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything. . . .

Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.
I can't help myself be really excited for this book! I've always loved stories where two main characters have to switch places/pretend to be each other. And I have a feeling this one won't disappoint. Plus, it's set in Baghdad! And there's magic, jinnis, war, princesses! Oh and look! There's some romance included too! What more do you want? :) 

Cover thoughts: The lamp is striking. And thank God they didn't use the characters. I much prefer using symbols/objects for covers rather than models. Plus, the background gives us a glimpse of the setting (I only just noticed about the door!)

Cover Reveal: Sex on The Beach series

Today is the big cover reveal for the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst. 

the SEX ON THE BEACH series
coming MARCH 4th 


Dear Reader,

Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.

Happy Reading!
Jen, Jenna, and Jennifer 

BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett
It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore...

BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin
I’m just a girl…
I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…
I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end...

BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies...or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in...   

The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted...until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever...


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Monday, 27 January 2014

Cover Reveal: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

rachel harris

The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending, #1)
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Author: Rachel Harris 

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.
About the author:
Rachel  Harris Author of fun & flirty escapes about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. I grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with my grandmother, and staying up late sneak-reading my mama's romance novels. Today, I still stay up late reading romances, only now I do so openly.

A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, I firmly believe life's problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

I homeschool my two beautiful girls and watch countless hours of Food Network and reality television with my amazing husband. I write YA, NA, and Adult romance and LOVE talking with readers!

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Blog Tour: Tell Me When - Stina Lindenblatt

Stina Lindenblatt
January 20th 2014 
Carina Press

Tell Me When


Tell Me When really surprised me. In a good way, of course! I really wasn't expecting this type of story that's so incredible and real and just heartwrenching. This New Adult story is powerful, raw and unputdownable. The author somehow manages to create a contemporary college romance (among other thins) that we haven't seen before. 

If you've read the synopsis, you'd know that one of the main themes is stalking. Stina highlighted an issue that we don't really see or heard a lot of but it's there. And it happens in real life. Now, this book deals with the consequences and it actually broke my heart when I read about what Amber had gone through. I hated the person and I wish that it could have been prevented. I think everyone should read this book as the message is very important and needed. 

Another aspect that I loved was the two main characters, especially Marcus. His backstory was so well done and developed. I admire how the two main characters weren't your typical NA characters (not that I have anything against those, it's just that sometimes it's nice to see other types) and they really do set apart from other couples. I felt sorry for Amber most of the time but I admired her for trying to pick up the pieces of her life and just move on. Marcus was my favourite. Let's just say he is another book boyfriend. 

I pretty much loved the plot, it was so addictive and moving. The only reason why this wasn't a five star read was one thing the heroine admitted. I was just like, WHAT THE HELL? Maybe I misunderstood it or whatever but I just couldn't help thinking, why would you do that??' Argh. Very frustrating to love a book and then something is revealed and BAM. Five star rating gone. Oh well. That wasn't enough for me to not enjoy the book, and I would still verry highly recommend this to all readers who love a realistic romance suspence novel.

The author Stina Lindenblatt is definitely going on my auto-buy list as I will read any book she publish after this very impressive debut. I am looking forward to whatever she has planned next but hopefully we'll still see Amber and Marcus! :) 


Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class.

She shouldn't be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn't be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn't be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid.

But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she'll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she'd never be able to again.

When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her—and Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.


Stina LindenblattBorn in England, Stina loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She spent a semester in graduate school living in central Finland, and a summer during her undergrad degree working in Helsinki. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiology and has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina is a photographer, mother of three adorable kids, and devoted wife. She currently lives in Calgary, Canada.


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Friday, 24 January 2014

UK Blog Tour: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (Guest Post and Giveaway!)

Pushing The Limits #3
Katie McGarry

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)


‘KISS ME,’ Isaiah whispers
My heart beats frantically
Isaiah is hot and scary and hot
Why would a guy like him want to be anywhere near A GIRL LIKE ME?
People expect Rachel Young to be the good girl who always gets straight As. But Rachel’s keeping her real life secret.
Her wealthy family have no idea that she loves racing strangers in her Mustang.
Or about dangerous, intense Isaiah Walker.
Isaiah has secrets too. And the last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl slumming it.
But when their shared love of speed puts their lives in
jeopardy, Isaiah and Rachel have six weeks to come up with a way out – and to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.


Creating Rachel
(guest post by author Katie McGarry)

In CRASH INTO YOU, my third young adult novel, I wanted to show that sometimes heartbreak is actually the catalyst a person needs to find true love. This is true for my main character, Isaiah.

As anyone who’s read my previous two books knows, Isaiah’s been in love with his best friend, Beth, for what feels like ages. In my first book, PUSHING THE LIMITS, we saw the lines blur in their complex relationship. In my second book, DARE YOU TO, Beth realized Isaiah was not the guy she was in love with. The scene where she confronted him with this revelation ripped out my heart.

From Beth’s point of view in DARE YOU TO as she confronts Isaiah:

I try to physically shake the tears forming, but his hold on my face makes it impossible. We haven’t talked for weeks, but I knew, in the deep recesses of my mind, that our separation was temporary. This somehow feels too real and that means this goodbye could be concrete. I can’t lose him. I can’t. “I mean it. I love you.”
Like a friend. Like my best friend. Before Groveton, I never understood love and now…I still don’t understand it. But I know that it’s not emptiness, I know it’s not letting a guy use me, I know there are different types and what I feel for Isaiah…it’s not how I feel when I’m with Ryan.
Isaiah rests his forehead on mine. “Like you love him. Tell me you love me as much as you love him.”

Isaiah had his heart utterly and completely broken in DARE YOU TO. So much so that when I wrote that scene, I was in tears and was unable to write anymore for that day. 

I broke the heart of the character I had developed a huge crush on. At that moment, I hated myself. 

Luckily, I was given a chance to heal Isaiah’s heart and this healing happens in CRASH INTO YOU.

I spent a long time creating the right girl for Isaiah. He is a complicated person so I knew that the girl who would challenge him would also be somewhat complicated.

She had to be tough, but Beth was tough, so I knew that the girl meant for Isaiah also needed to be outwardly vulnerable. I needed someone who would challenge Isaiah’s belief system that he was a street rat who would always be a street rat. For that reason, I made Isaiah’s new love interest come from an affluent family.

Isaiah, deep in his soul, felt like he never belonged anywhere and that is what I knew this new female character also had to feel. This would be the thing that would unite them when everything else on the outside said they were complete opposites.

So this is who I created: Rachel Young.

I made her a junior in high school and a year younger than Isaiah. She’s from one of the richest families in the state and attends private school. She’s beautiful, loves fast cars, and on the outside, she has the whole world dangling at her fingertips, but then I made her real.

Everyone has problems, no matter how much money they make. Rachel suffers from panic attacks, but she hides them from her family because she doesn’t want anyone to think she’s weak. Rachel is drawn to Isaiah because of his strength and after a night where Rachel keeps Isaiah from being arrested at a drag race, he’s drawn to her for the same reason.

Rachel doesn’t feel like she fits in at home or in her family’s world. Isaiah feels as if he will never belong with anyone.

One chance meeting, one moment of courage, and two lives are intertwined forever.

I can’t wait for everyone to see how Isaiah and Rachel’s story unfolds. 


MiraInk (the UK pub for Pushing The Limits) are lovely enough to give away 2 SETS of ALL THREE BOOKS in the series. So you can win Pushing The Limits, Dare You To and Crash Into You and this is an amazing oppurtunity if you haven't already started the series! 

Just comment on this post and you'll be automatically entered into the giveaway. Just PLEASE include your email address OR your twitter name so I can contact you if you win. You don't need to follow the blog (though, I'll love you forever if you do). Open only for UK residents. There will be two winners and each will have the full set of this series. :)

Will close 5th February and an email will be sent to the winner asap. Chosen randomly. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

5 Chapter Reveal: Be With Me by J. Lynn

J. Lynn 

Be with Me (Wait for You, #2) 

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wait for You

Do Teresa and Jase have a real shot at getting together or will life get in the way?

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she's in love with her big brother's best friend, but he hasn't spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, life-changing kiss. Then she got out of a terrible relationship. Now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It's time for plan B: college. And maybe she'll have a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he's not telling anyone—especially not his best friend's incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn't have time for a relationship. But it doesn't help that all he can think about is kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they're thrown together more and more, Jase and Teresa can't keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they're willing to risk to be together and what they're willing to lose if they're not. . . .


Here's the first five chapters of the sequel of WAIT FOR YOU, BE WITH ME! I just read this myself yesterday and already hooked! Can't wait for February 4th to read the whole thing!! :)


http://www.frickngenius.com/jenniferarmentrout/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Author-photo.jpg# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



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