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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Confucius

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Quotes

 

Cover Reveal: Aura Sky by Nikki Jefford + Giveaway!


What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either. Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis before she has to finish the job…by hand. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER is the first in a YA Mature/New Adult paranormal fantasy series.

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Cover Credits

Design and artwork: Claudia McKinney at Phatpuppy Art
Typography: Ashley at The Bookish Brunette
Model: Gabriella

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Next week Nikki will be participating in the Strength Through Love and Books author event and fundraiser in Vancouver BC. The event benefits the Amanda Todd Foundation, raising awareness to protect teens against cyber bullying. (This giveaway is international.)

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan with a degree in journalism from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She loves fantasy, magic, fictional bad boys, and heroines who kick butt.

Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant at a high school in Amiens, France during the 1999-2000 school year. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Wash. in a town without a single traffic light.

 

 

 

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Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning #7) by P.C. Cast


Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning, #7)
 

Goddess of Legend (Goddess Summoning #7)

Rating: 5/5
Description:
After her car plummets off a bridge, Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, struggles between life and death when she’s saved by the Water Goddess-with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere. The handsome knight is a dream for any woman in any century. But Isabel is the one who’s seduced by King Arthur. For Isabel, a deal is a deal. Now, the King watches as fate takes from him the mysterious beauty he has come to worship, knowing all too well that any interference on his part could destroy the kingdom he loves.
 
 
My thoughts:
 
This book was really good. When I bought this from the bookshop I’d never heard of it before and I was very disappointed when I got home and realised it was book number 7 in The Goddess series, however I decided to read it regardless and I’m so glad I did. It was fabulous. I’ve only ever read P.C. Cast’s House of Night series, but I actually think I liked this more. 
I was interested from the very beginning and the whole tale was beautiful and funny, and had me in stitches at times. The whole idea of a woman travelling back in time to Camelot and the time of King Arthur was excellent, as I’ve always loved Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table legends. 
All the characters were brilliant! Isabel, Arthur, Gwen, Lancelot, Mary, James…even Mordred. 
I adored Isabel….simply adored her! She honestly was an above average heroine. She was smart, brave, witty, funny and so totally unique. I’ve never seen a heroine quite like her! She is defiantly one of a kind. Isabel had such a great view on life and the way people should act. She was honest and loyal and wonderful to read about. 
One of the most interesting things about this book was the love triangle….square. Isabel was originally sent back to seduce Lancelot away from Genevieve so that she didn’t leave and hurt King Arthur, only Isabel fell in love with Arthur instead, and he with her. So both couples were together and Gwen and Isabel became the best of friends…… so strange. The thing that made it so incredible was that Arthur cared about Genevieve and still loved her enough that he actually wanted her to be with Lancelot, who he loved like a son, and didn’t want to see her persecuted and harmed even though she had cheated on him. I think if it hadn’t been that Arthur was such a great, kind man he would have wanted harm to come to his wife….but he didn’t. He only wanted the best for everyone. He truly was a great character and a good, loving man. I was so happy he and Isabel found one another. I thought it was great how Isabel took modern things like pants for women and sports and immersed them with Camelot. Seriously, King Arthur and the people of Camelot had NO IDEA what they were in for when Isabel turned up. She turned their whole world upside down. In a good way, of course. 
Another thing I enjoyed reading about was the relationship Isabel developed with Mary. It was beautiful. It was so cute watching her try and get Mary to treat her and think of her as a normal person, not as a countess. I loved how they became friends and how Isabel made Mary come out of her shell. It was wonderful. I also loved the friendship that developed between Isabel, Mary and Gwen. Honestly, some of the things they talked about…… I’ll never be able to look at pickles quite the same way again. *Blushes* (It’s an inside joke. If you’ve ever read this book you’ll get it.) The only thing I actually found I didn’t like about this book was the ending. I HATED it! After everything Isabel had been through she still wound up back in her own time in the end. I wanted her to stay in Camelot and marry Arthur and live happily ever after. But did she get to do that? No! She had to go back to modern day Oklahoma. Yes, she was rescued by ‘King Arthur’ and his son ‘Mordred’, and even though Mary and James and Gwen were all new variations of themselves….it wasn’t the same. I just feel so cheated and it puts a damper, on what I thought was an otherwise brilliant book. It’s not the same Arthur and the same Mary, etc. They were who they were because of their time and their notions and actions that went with being from that time. I LOVED this book up until the ending…..now I just wanna scream with frustration. *sigh* I’m just so disappointed. 
Still, I enjoyed it and I recommend it. I’ll definitely be trying to read the rest of the Goddess series…… 
 
-Cassie @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime
 

Blog Tour- No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker



No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker
Publication date: September 17th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels and she traded her virtual heaven for a real life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.

But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it, and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.

No One’s Angel is a New Adult(NA) Contemporary Romance and is recommended for mature audiences only due to language and sexual content.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18109730-no-one-s-angel

Purchase: 

–Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/No-Ones-Angel-ebook/dp/B00F01WRXC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379983604&sr=1-1

–B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-ones-angel-kelly-walker/1116848079?ean=2940148673125


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Review:

I really enjoyed No One’s Angel. I loved how the book jumps right into the story. I loved Arion he was so open, caring and patient with Angel. She is so broken and scared when she shows up at Arion’s place but he takes things slow with her and lets her take the lead in everything they do together, slowly giving her back the power that she has lost. There were a few times that Arion did get on my nerves. When Angel decided it was time to deal with her past by herself, he became so needy and a little whiny. The first time it was cute and sad but then by the third time it was just annoying. He needed to man up and get over it. Besides the building romance between Angel and Arion, there was mystery and action to the story that was tied to Angels past. . No One’s Angel was a fast paced book that never had a boring moment that I think everyone will enjoy. 

Overall I enjoyed immensely. Axel/Arion wants nothing more than to fix the broken girl he fell in love with over a computer game. While Tess/Angel doesn’t want someone else to fix her, she wants to do it herself.

I would definitely recommend this novel!

~Ana@SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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AUTHOR BIO

Kelly Walker was born in Trappe, MD but she now calls Fredericksburg Virginia home. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her two children share their home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.

Author links:

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Giveaways:

Grand prize giveaway

Prizes (open internationally – image attached):

–Grand Prize — Mug, Magnet, Bookmark, and Signed Paperback–

–Smaller prizes — 3 small swag packs — Bookmark, magnet, signed cover prints

 
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Quote Of The Week!! :)


Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sasha Cohen

 

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Quotes

 
 
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