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25 Days of Blogging – #21

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Cover Reveal!

What do you think?

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Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy (Clayton Falls, #3) – Publication date: Spring/Summer, 2013get-attachment.aspx

When your past catches up, it’s time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She’s been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he’s disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?

Cover designed by Once Upon a Time Covers.

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AUTHOR BIO
Alyssa Rose Ivy:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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25 Days of Blogging – #20

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20th day of blogging! Almost to the end of 25 days. Another cover reveal today! Lots of awesome book covers this month. What do you think of this cover?

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Dangerous by Suzannah Daniels – Publication date: February 10th 2013get-attachment.aspx

Stone Hamilton had never known fear…until the accident.  Since then, his life has spiraled out of control.  He’s been kicked out of private school, deemed a disappointment by his father, and forced to endure his own guilt, anger, and grief.  The last thing he wants is a relationship with someone who will have expectations of him.  But once he’s enticed by the shimmering pink lips of the oh-so-popular, academically-excelling, straitlaced hottie from his new school, he knows he’s in trouble.

Seventeen-year-old Dara Golding has one goal for the summer.  Make enough money to buy a car, so that she can drive to school her senior year.  After starting a new job, she realizes that she’ll be working with the brooding, motorcycle-riding, bad boy who started attending Quail Mountain High last year.  With his less than stellar reputation, he’s everything she’s afraid of…and that makes him dangerous.

Their undeniable attraction has Stone struggling with his inner demons.  As Dara slowly allows Stone to claim her heart, a little white lie to cover an ugly truth could determine whether she’s his savior or the final straw that will break his sanity.

 Cover designed by Okay Creations.

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AUTHOR BIO
Suzannah Daniels:

Suzannah Daniels has had an affinity for words for as long as she can remember. She grew up in North Georgia with four brothers, so she learned at an early age to admire snakes and motorcycles.  When she wasn’t pestering her brothers, she could usually be found reading or writing.

She is the author of Viking’s Embrace, a historical romance, and Ghostly Encounter, Book One of her Ghostly series (young adult paranormal romance).

Currently, she lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and her teenage daughter. Her son lives nearby. The family pets include a Lab mix, a Basset Hound, a Shih Tzu, and a sweet, little kitty.

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25 Day of Blogging – #18

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Banner-25DaysHappy Tuesday you guys! & Today is the 18th day of my 25 days of blogging. If you couldn’t already tell…Anyway, today I will be talking about the Hobbit Movie.

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WOW! I really enjoyed the movie. Sadly…I did not get the time to read the book before the movie but I still plan to read it. I heard that the Hobbit will be made into three movies? Is this true? Really?! Three…is that really necessary? I mean the first movie was more than two hours and the hobbit book is only 300 pages. I think it’s a bit much. I’m sure I will enjoy them all but I feel like now-a-days they just want to break everything apart. There are no “original” movies they are all adaptions. Not that I’m complaining about that I enjoy a good adaption as much as the next person but it’s a bit overwhelming sometimes. I’m a slow reader and I prefer to read a book before the movie so….I have to keep up with whatever is “trending”. Something, personally I prefer not to do. I know, I’m such a rebel.

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Moving on from my rant. I did enjoy the movie and it was nice to see how it all started. I enjoyed seeing Gandalf again and of course the elves. (my favorite) I can not wait to see the next movie….another movie/series I need to wait for…great!

25 Days of Blogging – #17

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Banner-25DaysMonday! Day #17! Today will be Manga Monday! I apologize for not having Manga Monday last week but I was preoccupied with finals. I’m sure you understand. Life comes first but here I am! For my first “real” Manga Monday I will be doing a review of one of my favorite Manga/Anime. Vampire Knight.

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Synopsis

Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the night class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those “elites” are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of the ignorant day class.

As the adopted daughter of the academy’s chairman, Yuuki takes her job with a serious and energetic attitude. It also allows her to interact with her secret crush and savior, the night class’ dorm president, Kaname Kuran. Zero, on the other hand, has a deep-rooted hatred against vampires, and at times, does not hesitate to kill.

Can vampires and humans co-exist, even in the strict setup of the Cross Academy? Only time will tell.

Synopsis from MyAnimeList.net

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I love the art style as well as the detail in the drawings. The uniforms are different and I like that the night class has contrasting colors to the day class. (will be explained later in series) The little joking comments or faces thrown into series scenes makes the series fun and enjoyable. I love how enthusiastic Yuuki is while Zero always looks exasperated. For girls or even boys who tend to swoon when reading about vampires, this is a series for them. I must warn you it is rated for older teen. This is my first time reading the manga, I am not sure it will directly follow the anime but in the second season of the anime it gets controversial. Just FYI… (I don’t want to spoil anything for new readers.)

I love the characters and details in the art as I have said. The first volume is very much a prologue to the whole series, introducing all the characters and just touching on the beginning of the plot. I felt it was a good introduction to the series.

Now before I end this I have to discuss the cover. I LOVE IT! Love how the roses blend with the torn page and the expressions for the first books are good. Essentially it is a love triangle.

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25 Days of Blogging – Day #14

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Banner-25DaysDay 14! I have another cover reveal for you guys! Let me know what you guys think of this one.

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Timespell by Diana Paz – Publication date: April 1st, 2013 / Rhemalda Publishingget-attachment.aspx
In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.

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AUTHOR BIO
Diana Paz:

Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee.

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25 Days of Blogging – #13

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Banner-25DaysDay 13! December is just flying by!

25 Days of Blogging – Day #13

Books that make you cry

  • Before I die by Jenny Downham

Obviously a touchy subject. This book really got to me. Growing up myself with many hospital visits. But being told that you are going to die is life changing. Incredibly sad book but happy in a way in the end.

  • Crash Into Me by Albert Boris

A book about a suicidal road trip. I’m pretty sure that by reading the synopsis you can tell that there is going to be an emotional roller coaster throughout the book. And it was, but I enjoyed the book.

  • Meant to be by Melody Carlson

Um oh my god with everyone dying! Super sad.

  • Immortal Rules

I can’t talk about this too much without giving away things but if you have read this then you understand what scene I’m talking about. I just ah! It was sad.

  • So B It by Sarah Weeks

Um…again with a touchy subject. But I liked it. I have remembered this book and I read it more than two years ago.

 

I’m sure there are other books that I’ve been strong emotions for but these are ones that really stuck with me for awhile.

 

 

 

25 Days of Blogging – #12

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Banner-25DaysFinals are half-way done now! Only three left. Doing good so far. Excited for the holidays to officially start. Only about two weeks left now until Christmas. Doing anything exciting for the holidays? By the way…it’s 12/12/12

25 Days of Blogging – Day #12

Books/Authors I’m thankful for

  • Scott Westerfeld

I love his books. I don’t think I’ve read one yet that I didn’t like. I have only read his young adult novels though but I plan to fix this hopefully this coming year. I still have plenty of books on my TBR pile.

  • Harry Potter

Definitely something I wish I had read as a kid but without the books we wouldn’t have the movies. So…yeah. I grew up with the movies so I am happy that the movies were made. I saw the first one and last one in theaters. I’m sure I saw other ones but I’m not sure which ones.

  • Vampire Academy

The vampire series I obsessed about throughout my teen years. Definitely a favorite.

  • Silence of the Lambs

I mean seriously?! Who doesn’t love a good serial killer every now and then?

  • Anita Blake Series

First adult series I ever read and I’m still reading it. I’m serious it’s a never ending series. While I enjoy the world and everything some of the books are eh. But I can’t help myself… MUST. FINISH. SERIES.

  • Twilight

Shhhh…I was a teen to. I read the series before the movie rights were bought…so I don’t want to hear from you haters.

 

And..I could keep going on and on with what books have impacted me but for now that’s my list. Maybe one day I will make an official list but for now this is what I got. What does your list have?

 

 

 

 

25 Days of Blogging – Day #11

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     Welcome back to another day of 25 days of blogging! Still going, so it’s finals week and people are feeling the pressure and are anxious to go home for the holidays. As, am I. I must say I am extremely looking forward to this year’s festivities. Makes me think. Does required reading change someone’s outlook on a book? I think it does. Normally because when you are forced to do something or feel like it’s a chore it doesn’t get the same perspective as when you read it for your own personal enjoyment. You know?

Now, everyone has been made to read something for school or over the summer. Have you ever enjoyed something that you’ve been forced to read? Or been happy that a certain book was one of the required readings for that semester/year? Sometimes this happens to me. Although, it’s not as often as I would like. I still love reading and think that everyone should read but I feel like English classes sort of ruin it for those that don’t enjoy reading if you are trying to convince them that reading can be enjoyable. And in English class when you read a book you really dissect it and try to find out the deeper meaning, yada, yada, yada. BORING. But sometimes treasures can be found. Classics are born. Who knows? Next time you are forced to read a book, start it with an open mind.

25 Days of Blogging – Day #10

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Banner-25DaysAnother day of blogging! It’s day 10! Today I have a cover reveal for you guys!

 25 Days of Blogging – Day #10

Cover Reveal

Release by Nicole Hadaway – Publication date: January 4th, 2013 / Visionary Press Cooperative

get-attachment.aspx“The ends justify the means”…

For vampire Miranda Dandridge, using her supernatural abilities to rescue children from impossible circumstances is her means to be a part of the human world that she loves so much, despite the atrocities of WWII.

For doctor Ben Gongliewski, saving his fellow Jews from the horrific death camps is an end for which he risks his own life every day, hiding his Jewish heritage while feigning loyalty the SS.

Neither Miranda nor Ben expects to find love in World War II Europe, but that is exactly what happens as they work for the Resistance. When the war draws to a close, it seems like the vampire and the doctor are free to start a future together. But just how far the Nazis will go to further their own evil ends?

Desperate times make for ruthless men as loves and lives are threatened, but, Miranda and Ben know that their world cannot go to hell, not by any means…

Cover designed by Phatpuppy Art

AUTHOR BIO

Nicole Hadaway:

As a lawyer, Nicole Hadaway knows all about bloodsuckers and deals with the devil.  She currently lives in Texas where she pens such tales involving the supernatural, featuring her heroine, the vampire Miranda Dandridge.

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25 Days of Blogging – Day #9

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Banner-25DaysDay 8! Woo! Super busy, so honestly this will not be my best post. Finals officially start on Monday, so I’ve been cramming and working on projects. Today will be an open discussion. Anything relating to books. Your favorite book to movie adaption? Read any good books lately? Just want to chat in general? Leave a comment.

La,la,la GOOOO!