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Cover Reveal: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers



Title: Tone Deaf

Genre: New Adult Romance

Age Group: 16+

Release Date: November 4th, 2013

~Goodreads~

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18051680-tone-deaf

~Synopsis~

His world is music…

…Her world is silent.

Ali Blinde was a prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the 21st century.

Until the brain tumor struck.

Now seventeen, Ali lives in a soundless world where she gets by with ASL and lip-reading. So when she meets Jace Beckett, she thinks he’s her worst nightmare come true. Jace is the lead singer in the wildly-popular band, Tone Deaf, and he’s exactly the kind of success-story Ali hates and resents.

Nineteen-year-old Jace has it all: fame, money, and any girl he wants. Every night on tour brings a new performance and a new girl, which is just what he needs to avoid the pain of relationships.

But when Jace learns Ali is being abused, he reluctantly proposes a solution: Run away with him and his band as they tour the country. With freedom in sight, Ali takes the offer. Immediately, she’s swept into a world filled with wild punk music, wilder musicians, and maybe—just maybe—love.

Author Bio:

Olivia Rivers is the author of six novels, ranging in genres from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. Along with being a writer, she’s a freelance digital artist, a literary agent assistant, and a high school student. She’s a nerd at heart, and is a hopeless fan-girl for Doctor Who and Arrested Development. Olivia lives in California with a dog who thinks he’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog, and a kitten who is just generally confused.

Author Links:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/tonedeafanovel

Website/Blog: http://oliviarivers.blogspot.com/

Amazon Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Olivia-Rivers/e/B00AEU75IQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiversOlivia

 

 

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Destined (House of Night #9)by P.C and Kristen Cast


Title: Destined
Authors: P.C and Kristen Cast
Rating: 4/5 Stars 
 
Description:
In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa’s House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow. But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.
 
My Thoughts:
Destined may be my favorite House of Night books to date. The wait for it was unbearable after all that happened in Awakened. October and November have been filled with so many great book releases that it was hard to choose what I would read and when. Lucky for me, Destined, won the vote. I have seen review after review complaining about Heath being thrown back into the mix. If you read Awakened then you knew this was going to happen. I loved his role as Aurox and can’t wait to find out what happens next. Like every House of Night book, there was a huge cliffhanger causing much pain and nail-biting until the next release. As the book begins, we find Zoey and Stevie Ray getting ready to return to the House of Night with their entourage. If you know anything about this series, you know that this cannot be a good thing for anybody. Nyx has stepped in and forced Neferet to let this group of misfits return to the school. Neferet is up to her usual no good. To amp up her usual trouble making, Neferet decides to throw a few humans in the mix. It is about time for her to get caught with her hand in the cookie jar. She continues to get away with too much. This book focuses on exactly that. As the story progresses, we learn a lot more about Rephaim and his relationship with his father, Kalona. This may be one of the biggest surprises to come out of the House of Night Series. Stevie has a really hard time accepting the fact that Rephaim still loves his father even though he really doesn’t want anything to do with him. There is not a lot of action in this book. There is a lot of turmoil between the group leading up to a ritual that takes place at Grandma Redbird’s farm. One of the things I love about these books is that there are laugh-out-loud moments scattered among cry-my-eyes out moments. Ms. Cast uses an unusual approach with the point of view. If we are seeing Zoey’s point of view, that part will be written in first person. When she shifts the point of view to someone else, she writes it in third person. I personally love this technique. I love the fact that we are able to see the story from so many points of view. 

Anywhoo…I loved this book as I have every other in this series. Go forth and enjoy.

Destined Quotes

 Destined Quotes (showing 1-5 of 5)
“But she loves me.Me.Just the way I am.” 
-Rephaim” 
― P.C. CastDestined
“The dividing line forms-fashioned from: 
Dragon’s tears 
Missed years 
Overcome fears 
The fire and ice paradox 
Seen with True Sight 
Darkness does not always equate to evil 
Light does not always bring good” 
― P.C. CastDestined
“Darkness got you like Shelob gor Frodo, only worse. -Stark 
As a girl who is deathly afraid of spiders, I don’t know how that dream could be much worse. -Zoey” 
― P.C. CastDestined
“Shaunee was digging in her purse like she’d misplaced a tube of one of MAC’s seasonal lipsticks that you buy and fall in love with AND THEN THEY DISCONTINUE IT BECAUSE THEY REALLY HATE US AND WANT US TO BE CRAZY.” 
― P.C. CastDestined
-Kathy @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime
 

 

 
 

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The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch



The Language of Souls

by Lena Goldfinch

Kindle Edition

148 pages

Published: November 9th 2012

by Lena Goldfinch, KDP

 (First published October 20th 2010)

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

~Description~

A fast-paced tale of adventure and soul-stirring romance that will leave you breathless.

Solena trespasses into hostile territory to search for a rare herb to cure the grandfather she loves. When a young enemy soldier captures her and she’s accused of being a spy, she discovers just how much she’s risked.

As a soldier, Rundan struggles to please his father, a ruthless army commander. When his father orders him to take the beautiful trespasser to the royal courts, where she’ll surely be tried and executed, Rundan is plagued by an inconvenient desire to protect her.

The handsome young soldier confuses Solena. First, he cruelly captures her, and then treats her with uncommon kindness. When he risks his life to save hers, she fears she may have risked more than her life on her journey…she may have lost her heart.

YOUNG ADULT Fantasy/Romance/Novella
TEEN FICTION

~Review~

**ARC provided by the Author via Never Too Old For Y.A. & N.A. Books **

The lush and wondrous setting literally springs to life off the pages!! The main character, Solena had just been named ‘healer’ from her Granpeer, the Prophet, who is slowly dying. Solena must venture off to forbidden lands, which are controlled by soldiers, to find a specific herb to heal her dying grandpeer

The Language of Souls is a short but captivating story. It’s packed with romance, and action. I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. It was original, never predictable, and yet utterly satisfying. I loved the characters, they were well thought out and the imaginative world the author has created. My only complaint, it was WAY too short. I would have loved to read more! I highly recommend it and I can’t wait to read more from this author!

Happy Reading!

~Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime~


 

 

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Book Blitz – Summer Love by Marysue G. Hobika: Excerpt + Giveaway!



Summer Love by Marysue G. Hobika
Series: Senior Year #1
Publication date: June 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Synopsis:

Carly and her best friend Becca are ready to drop a nuclear bomb on summer. It’s the last one before reality sets in and they’re off on their own. Carly is ready to break the mold and stop being known as a goody-two-shoes. In order to get the ball rolling, she agrees to a double date with Gavin – her good-looking, yet moody, lab partner.

Gavin doesn’t have summer plans except to work at his two jobs and hang out in his room drawing. He likes to keep to himself, but lets his brother Nate talk him into going on a double date. Carly isn’t like the rest of the girls at school that drive him crazy. She doesn’t ask a lot of questions and seems to know when to give hims the space he craves. Gavin always thought that she was beautiful, but he believes that relationships and love are a lost cause.

Will their date prove that summer love is right around the corner or will it be a dead end?

This book is intended for audiences 17+

Summer Love (Senior Year #1)


Purchase:

http://www.amazon.ca/Summer-Love-Senior-Year-ebook/dp/B00DT9ZN7O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374685670&sr=8-1&keywords=Summer+Love+marysue

~Excerpt~

Carly wasn’t the typical sexy girl who walked by in the hall every day at school—she was a special kind of beautiful, the type of beautiful that took your breath away. And at that very moment, I was in desperate need of an oxygen tank. Carly didn’t seem to realize how beautiful she was, which was another turn-on. I am in serious trouble of breaking my own promise.

She cleared her throat, jolting me out of my trance. “Gavin, there’s another reason why I’m glad you showed up tonight.”

“There is?” I wasn’t sure where she was going with this, but I patiently waited for her to continue.

“I’ve wanted to apologize.”

“For what?” I quickly racked by brain, but couldn’t think of anything she’d ever done to warrant an apology.

“For the way I acted on our date the other night. I was rude,” she winced. She looked cute when she thought she’d done something wrong. I ran my finger across the top of her nose.

“Girly, don’t be sorry. I should’ve been supportive.” This was the first time she hadn’t yelled at me for calling her that. Taking it as a positive sign, I rambled on, “I was a total dickhead, and if anything, I owe you another date.” The perfect lead-in. “Carly, will you go on a real date with me? And not a double date, because I don’t want to share you with anyone.” Okay, I did it. I broke down and asked her out when I’m not looking for anything. And anything with Carly would be something. She’s not the type of girl who is known for one-night stands.

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Aire by Lena Goldfinch


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Paperback
350 pages
Published May 13th 2013 by Indigo Road
ISBN 1484060210

Rating:4.5/5 stars

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Description:
A tale of Legends reborn, royal intrigue, and an unforgettable, heart-melting romance that will sweep you away.

Annalisia is a seer, a princess with a courageous spirit—and a soft spot for Legends.

Jovanni is a Legend, a commoner with no patience for pampered royals.

Principessa Annalisia is stunned and conscience-stricken when an unknown enemy mistakenly abducts her maidservant. Determined to find the girl, Annalisia disguises herself as plain Anna and slips away from the palace. She tracks down Jovanni, her maidservant’s daring older brother, and they soon begin to search together. As they uncover clues, Anna also discovers a kindred spirit in Jovanni. But would he be so free with her if he knew who she really was? Doubtful. Even so, she reveals her secret gift of visions to him, and in so doing disobeys the orders of her beloved grandmother, the queen.

With Jovanni, Anna can almost imagine she’s like any other seventeen year old girl, free to pursue the longings of her heart. When she learns that he also has a secret—he’s a sentinel, an ancient shapeshifter who can take the form of a falcon—it seems as if they were destined to be together, as in the legends of il Sentiro. Though Anna is tempted to wish otherwise, she can’t forget that she’s a princess and it’s her duty to marry another. Meanwhile, their hunt leads Anna ever closer to danger, for she herself is being hunted.

A princess and a commoner.

They never should have fallen in love…but they did.

AIRE is a lush, romantic fantasy, inspired by ancient Italy and Turkey.

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY ROMANCE

Review:
**A copy was provided by the author**

Aire is about Annalisia, a Princess who has a special gift. When someone kidnaps Annalisia’s servant, she disguises herself as “Anna”, she leaves the palace, determined to find her servant and along the way she finds romance!

I absolutely LOVED this book, I couldn’t put it down! It was well written, the characters were well thought out, the Italian setting is beautiful, the pacing is perfect, and the use of Italian words throughout the novel was a nice addition, making in more real. Annalisia is a heroine, she’s courageous and determined.

Aire is an entertaining, romantic, thrilling and magical fantasy! I recommend it and I can’t wait to read more from this author!!

Happy Reading!

Ana @SMBSLT

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Suit & Fangs by Marian Tee




Suit & Fangs by Marian Tee


Publication date: July 28th 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Suit & Fangs


Synopsis:

Caros are what vampires used to be.
We are slaves to pleasure, power turns us on, and each and every one of us has a weakness to hide.


All things sparkly and beautiful are 18-year-old Caylie Sonora’s greatest source of pleasure, and no one is more irresistibly gorgeous and seductive in her eyes than the quiet and old-fashioned Luka. All the girls in school want to belong to him, craving both his body and authority. They say that behind closed doors his coldly charming manners disappear, leaving behind a guy who’d take you so hard you’d be breathless and panting for more. But if Caylie has her way, all she’d take from him is revenge, using her body to break his heart.


The most carnal of passions is the only chink in 19-year-old Luka Georgiades’ armor, but his obsession has only always ever to do with Caylie, whose body he desires to possess, in every imaginable position. The half-human Luka may be his race’s most cunning defender, with murderously precise skills and an even deadlier mind, but even Luka is powerless against fate, which forces him to hurt the girl who’s his everything…again and again.


They are each other’s weakness, and the game of love has never been so destructive.


Author’s Bio:

Hi! I’m Marian Tee – I write sexy funny romances, emphasis on the funny because most readers tell me my books are a public hazard, often causing them to laugh out loud and get funny looks from other people.
I’m from the Philippines, half Filipino and half Chinese with a love for all things Japanese! Yes, that rhymed. I love dancing, travelling, watching horror movies and basketball, and reading Archie comics.

Of course I love reading books, too. In fact, if I’m a little too slow in releasing a new book, it’s probably because I’m too busy being a reader and forgot all about being a writer. Yes, I know, MY BAD!

I am a frustrated MANGAKA, hence why I write novels like Drawn and why I have a Vampire Knight fan fic posted at FanFiction.net (just search for Morteia Chronicles).


Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

 

The cover was designed by clarisetan

 
 
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