segunda-feira, 30 de setembro de 2013

Book Blast: Eternal Starling - Angela Corbett (+GIVEAWAY)



A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.

All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.
Where you can find it:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository

Author's Biography

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.
She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber’s.
Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy.

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7 Winners will receive an E-Book Copy of Eternal Starling.
2 Winners will receive a Signed Copy+Swag of Eternal Starling.
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domingo, 29 de setembro de 2013

Blog Tour: The Singing River - R. K. Ryals (Spotlight + GIVEAWAY)


The Singing River by R.K. Ryals
Genre: NA Contemporary
Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography

Synopsis:

In Mississippi, there's a legend about a Singing River, a tragic love story that ended with an entire Indian tribe singing a death chant as they marched stoically into the Pascagoula River to die ...
At eighteen, Haven Ambrose isn't just a high school graduate. In her head, she's an aspiring writer, a traveler, a chef, a slayer of injustice, an astronomer, an archaeologist, and the love child of a famous, rich musician. But reality is harsher. 
Reality is overdue bills, a crumbling trailer, an absent father, an old addiction, and a hot, crushing summer that may end in disappointment. 
For twenty year-old River Brayden, life seems good, but appearances can be deceiving. The oldest son of a wealthy family, he has finished his first year at 
Harvard to return home for the summer only to discover his younger brother headed down an unforgiving road. 
They will be drawn together by a song. For during the late summer, they say the Pascagoula death chant can still be heard near the Singing River. Its call is haunting, its chant a testament of love and sacrifice. It calls to some ... beckoning.


Where to buy it:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
iTunes

Excerpt
I stepped toward her. “You have a way of making people relate to you.”
She snorted. “I doubt that.”
I was in front of her now, my face peering down into hers. “Really, you do. A few hours of knowing you feels like days.”
“Sounds tiresome,” she teased.
“It’s a gift,” I countered.
There were sudden lines in her forehead, a troubled look in her eye. “Some might call it a curse,” she murmured. “By the end of this trip, you’ll want me gone.”
It was my turn to frown, my gaze studying her face. She had green eyes so dark they could be mistaken for brown and lashes so long they almost touched her brows. True, she was more willowy than curvy, but she was beautiful in an understated, elegant kind of way. The faint freckles on the bridge of her nose drove me crazy.
“Why do you think that?” I asked.
There was something stark and open about her eyes when she answered, “Because I am better at being abandoned than I am at keeping people.”

About The Author


R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn't live without.

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sábado, 28 de setembro de 2013

Changes around the Internet!

Hi guys! Lately I have noticed some changes! 

Have you noticed that (ever since the new Chrome update?) the commenting form on blogger is different! 



Do you see it? That little "Notify me" at the right corner? Does it mean that you get an email when someone replies to your comment? Could it be? Oh, please let it be true!! I have been praying for something like this ever since I started blogging! (Which isn't all that long, but still!!). Have you tried it already? Does it work? :D

Another thing that I have been seeing a lot around is the drama involving Goodreads and their new review/shelf-naming policies. I don't think that I have ever mentioned any kind of author behaviour in reviews and I definitely haven't done that in any shelves. Yet, I think that it is wrong that they are deleting things without even a warning.  I'll still use my Goodreads account, at least for now (probably not as much as before?) but I also created a BookLikes account. Even though I am still trying to understand how to work with it, I already found something amazing! You can give half-stars on reviews! It was something that I felt was lacking on Goodreads.

Is there any changes that I am missing? (since I just talked about two it is very likely that I missed something haha)
What do you think of these changes?

quinta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2013

Indie Author of the Month #2: Jamie Baywood

So, I haven't had an Indie Author of the Month in quite some time! 

This month's pick is Jamie Baywood, author of Getting Rooted in New Zealand. I know that non-fiction books isn't really my thing, but this one sounded quite funny and entertaining! :)



Synopsis:
Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country's population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.



Where can you find the book: (affiliate link)


Author's Biography


Jamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first book about her experiences living there. Jamie is now married and living happily ever after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.







Interview

1) Hi Jamie! I am really happy to have you on the blog today! How are you doing? :)
Great, thank you very much for having me. 

2) I have to say that I don’t read much non-fiction, but your novel sounded really interesting. How did you get the idea to suddendly move to New Zeland?
I’m from California. In my mid-twenties, I had bad dating experiences in California and a dream to live abroad. I read in a tour book that New Zealand’s population had 100,000 fewer men than women. I wanted to have some me time and an adventure. New Zealand seemed like a good place to do so.
While living in New Zealand, I had funny experiences that I had trouble believing were true. I wrote the stories down to stay sane. I wrote situations down that were happening around me and shared them with friends. Most of the book was written as the events happened; it just took me a few years to work up the nerve to publish. Publishing my book Getting Rooted in 
New Zealand was my way of transforming poison into medicine. I hope that it can help people that have had bad dating experiences or bad work experiences – make them laugh and not give up hope.

3) I am pretty sure it was a tough situation. What was the biggest cultural difference you found?
I didn’t  think it would be so difficult to understand the New Zealand accent. They used British terms, but have Kiwi slang on top of that. It took me a few months to understand what people were saying and at times people had trouble understanding me. 
I might not have understood people intially, but I landed on my feet quickly. It was shockingly easy to relocate to New Zealand literally a few weeks after I made the decision. It only took a couple of weeks for my work visa to go through. I was 26, single, I quit my job, I moved out of a little cottage I was renting and put the few things I had at my mom’s house and brought a suitcase with me to New Zealand. 
If things aren’t working out for you at home with relationships, instead of staying at home crying that you’re single, consider yourself free. You are free to do whatever you want. 

4) If you had the chance to do this again, would you?
Absolutely. Moving to New Zealand was the best decision I ever made. I’ve been living in the UK for the past couple of years and seriously considering moving back to New Zealand in 2014. 
New Zealand is such a beautiful country. Beaches, mountains, glaciers, lakes, forests, islands, New Zealand’s got it all. It has such freshness about it, like the islands just emerged from the sea. It feels like anything is possible in New Zealand. I also loved the quality of light in New Zealand. It was like looking through a polarized lenses, but more intense. Everything is so colourful and vibrant. I really feel travel is the best teacher. I didn’t know a soul in New Zealand before I went there. Within two weeks of my plane landing in New Zealand, I found a place to live and a job. I don’t know anywhere else in the world you can do that. I’ve been living abroad since 2010. It’s made me resilient, self-reliant, fearless and adaptable.  I’ve really learned to trust my instincts and believe in myself. 

5) What was the main reason that led you to choose to be a self-published author?
Last year, we found out we had to move to England from Scotland. Rather than being displaced to a country I didn’t want to move to, I decided to be displaced with the goal of publishing. I’ve just completed a MA in Design. Designing, publishing and marketing my book was my dissertation project. Self-publishing was the fastest way to publish within the very limited time scale I had.
Self-publishing is one person taking on all of the responsibilities typically held by teams of people in traditional publishing companies. It has been a steep learning curve.

6) Is there any other novel you are working on at the moment?
I’ve been living abroad for over three years. I lived in five countries; America, American Samoa, New Zealand, Scotland and now England.   I plan to divide my books by the countries I've lived in. My next book will be about attempting to settle in Scotland. I plan to move again internationally in 2014, I’m not sure where yet.

Review: Aces Up - Lauren Barnholdt

Aces Up by Lauren Barnholdt
Publication Date: August 10th, 2010
Pages: 288
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Received it as a gift

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Aces Up
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition herself. But Shannon's dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are slim to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped.


When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. She has enough to worry about: keeping her job, winning the coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush, Max. But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore.


Soon Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff. Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting caught reason enough to fold?
This fun, sexy, recession-proof story is a bubbly summer read with surprising depth—great for fans of Sarah Mlynowski.



I have to say that I had a couple of issues with this book. The first one was that I was expecting something more action packed and a whole lot more poker! Sadly, it didn't happen. There is more time spent on Shannon obsessing over Matt, than on Aces Up and the poker games. In fact, you don't learn a lot about the group and the little I got was more based on assumptions.

In terms of characters, my favourite ones were Shannon's sister and Mackenzie, her work colleague/friend. I didn't care about Cole and Matt was a bit of a jerk (even though he was supposed to be the good guy?). As for Shannon's parents, they bothered me...a lot! I guess that if I was a mother I would probably see things differently but I think they were plain irresponsible and should not have treated Shannon the way they did when they found out that she was working on the casino and playing poker. I mean, if you have enough money to buy a BMW and a boat (and you work with stocks) you should have enough money to put aside for your daughters' college...

I thought that Shannon was maybe a bit naive and needed some focus and guidance. Everytime she saw Matt (and sometimes Cole) her imagination would go crazy! I never read about someone thinking about another person shirtless so much as I did in this book!

Like I said, I really liked Robyn (sister) and Mackenzie. Robyn and Shannon had a very nice relationship and Mackenzie was a great character: funny, a little crazy but genuinely good!

Even though the pacing was a bit slow it is a very quick read. I am usually a slow reader and I finished this really fast. 


I know that I have been a bit M.I.A the last few days and I will try to use my time better (and not going out so much! I'm being way too social lately!) 

domingo, 22 de setembro de 2013

Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop!



"Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2013 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 22-28." - Banned Books Week

I am against censorship and I think that people have the right to read what they want. For this giveaway I chose two books which have been challenged and which I have loved! 

The winner can choose an ebook copy of either The Perks of Being a Wallflower or any book on The Hunger Games series

The Hunger Games: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group
.

Rules
  • Prize: An ebook copy of one of the books above;
  • Fill the rafflecopter below (or click the link of the rafflecopter doesn't show up);
  • This giveaway ends on September 29th, at 12 a.m (WEST - Western European Summer Time);
  • I will contact the winner by email, if I don't get a reply in 48 hours, another winner will be picked (don't forget to check the spam folder!);
  • I will check all the entries!

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sexta-feira, 20 de setembro de 2013

Release Day Blitz: Through Glass - Rebecca Ethington

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Title: Through Glass
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Genre: NA Dystopian
Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed.
Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise. Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared. At least, that’s what I hoped. I hoped that there was an ‘everyone’ that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did. I hoped that I wasn’t alone. I remembered that day. I remembered because it was the day I became alone. It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then the house went silent and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years. The boy I talk to through the glass.

Teaser
I looked up as the screech of the Ulama ended, as the monster fell to the ground of my room, the dark blood of the two dead creatures spilling over my once white carpet. I stared at the monsters as I panted and my heart beat a frantic pulse against my skin. I stared as my pulse slowed until I could pull my eyes away from the thing that tainted my room to look into the eyes I had dreamed about every night for as long as I could remember. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t make my tongue work. I just looked at him, knowing that tears were sliding down my cheeks; knowing and not caring. I wasn’t sure why I was crying, I wasn’t sure if it was because of the panic that still surged through my body or the joy that I felt at seeing him there. “Alexis,” he said, his voice as deep and rumbling as I remembered it. It shot through me and for the first time in years I felt alive. It was him. I didn’t say anything. I didn’t trust my mouth enough to form coherent words. I just moved. I moved as he moved, our hands meeting for the first time in two years as we hovered over the body of the monsters that had attempted to kill me. I grasped his skin, my heart beating so fast I was sure I couldn’t take it. A shaking breath moved out of me, his own breath moving across my skin. He moved closer as his frantic breaths rolled over me—the heat of his breath, of his touch—igniting a fire across the surface of my skin. His fingers trailed their way up my arms, over my face, across my neck… I had forgotten how good this felt. I had forgotten what touch was like; what it did to my body. Everything felt like it was on fire. I smiled through the tears as he wrapped his arm around me and pulled me toward him. I let him, letting my own arms wrap around him in my desperate attempt to get closer to him, to feel more of him. I felt his lips graze against my skin, the touch dry and foreign, but incredibly welcomed. I turned into it, my fingers digging into his tattered shirt and into his shaggy unkempt hair as the scruff on his chin moved against my face. I gasped at the prickly sensation that cut into me, the gasp deepening into a groan as his lips made contact with mine. The feeling of ecstasy I was now feeling grew into something I couldn’t ignore. I clung to him, I pressed into him. I felt every part of him as he did the same to me. No words had passed between us since he had said my name, but we didn’t need them. I could feel his happiness in the way he clung to me, sensed his relief in the way he breathed and his joy in the taste of his lips. I felt it all and I knew he felt it all from me. He pulled away from me slowly; his hands unwilling to leave my body as he moved back to look at me. His cheeks were stained with tears as he moved my hair out of my face and stared into my eyes. “You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to do that,” he said again, the same words from all those years ago sounding even more beautiful. “Two years, one month, thirteen days and a few hours?” He smiled as I spoke, his fingers running over the skin of my face like he would never let me go. “And a few minutes,” he gasped, the sounds of ecstasy heavy in his deep voice. He smiled and I couldn’t help it, I laughed. I laughed loud and deep and let the sound carry around us. Cohen smiled as his laugh filtered through mine like a silver ribbon. The happy sounds surrounded us and, for that moment, I was happy. I was free. I couldn’t feel the pulse of fear that still beat through me. I didn’t see the monsters that lay lifeless in my room. It was Cohen and me, and everything was perfect. Until the sound that would ring in our death rent through the air. The screech of the Ulama broke through the sound of our laughter and destroyed the perfect peace we had created. The sound left as quickly as it had come, the warning received. We didn’t have much time. They were coming.  
About Rebecca Ethington
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Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn't found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.

quinta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2013

Stuck In A Good Book Giveaway Hop


This hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Valerie from Stuck in Books.
The idea is to showcase and giveaway a book that you just couldn't put down.

I chose a book about which I have been talking a lot lately and it is Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt! 

Synopsis
Going VintageSixteen-year-old Mallory loves her boyfriend, Jeremy. Or at least likes him more than she's ever liked any other boy. She's sure he feels the same way. Until she happens upon his online Authentic Life game and discovers he's cheating on her ...online Mallory's life is falling apart and technology is the cause. And then she finds a list, written by her grandma when she was Mallory's age. All her grandma had to worry about was sewing dresses and planning dinner parties. Things were so much simpler in the 1960s. And there's nothing on the list that Mallory couldn't do herself. Maybe it's time for Mallory to go vintage and find the answers to her modern-day problems.
Rules:
  • Prize: An ebook copy of Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
  • Fill the rafflecopter below (or click the link of the rafflecopter doesn't show up);
  • This giveaway ends on September 26th, at 12 a.m (WEST - Western European Summer Time);
  • I will contact the winner by email, if I don't get a reply in 48 hours, another winner will be picked (don't forget to check the spam folder!);
  • I will check all the entries!
  • Have fun :)

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quarta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2013

Liebster Award Nomination


Joana from A Bookworm Confessions nominated me for the Liebster Award. I feel really honoured and I'm really happy that she thought of me for this :)

So, the Liebster Award is a way to help blogs you like with less than 200 followers. It's a way to give them some deserved attention so our followers can discover them as well.

Rules:
  • Link back the blogger that tagged you;
  • Nominate 10 others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you;
  • Ask 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate;
  • Let your nominees know of their award.

1.What are you currently reading?
I am reading Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.

2. If you could pick only one genre to read for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
It would be either dystopian or contemporary YA!

3. In which fantasy world, you rather live, Harry Potter or LOTR?
HARRY POTTER! No doubt about it!

4. Tell me, 5 songs that you love...
My tastes change a lot each week so, I'll say my favourite 5 songs at the moment. In no particular order:
  1. Another Love - Tom Odell
  2. Let Her Go - Passenger
  3. Penny Lane - The Beatles
  4. I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
  5. When I'm Sixty-Four - The Beatles
As you can see I have been on a Beatles mood lately :)

5. What are your 3 favorite books? 
That's a tough one...
  1. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  2. Going Vintage - Lindsey Leavitt
  3. The Hunger Games #1 - Suzanne Collins
Note: The only reason why Harry Potter isn't here is because I didn't want to choose just two! 

6. Tell me, a book where you completely loathed the hero/heroine...and why?
I absolutely hated Jade from Evolution by Kelly Carero. I actually didn't finish the book beacuse of that...I might finish it someday though! So, Jade is this perfect girl who is pretty without trying, skinny while she eats whatever she wants (and she does seem to eat a lot), really "smart" without studying (more on this to come) and also, has a perfect boyfriend and superpowers...see where this is going? Who wants to read about that? Besides she really got on my nerves...I mean she was really smart yet she unleashes a furious huge rottweiler, on a residencial neighbourhood, turns around and goes home as if nothing happened! 

7.  What are your Favorite series?
Harry Potter and The Hunger Games (as long as I can forget the ending of Mockingjay!)

8. Do you have a book genre, that you just can't read?
Definitely Erotica, I just can't get near it!

9. What is the best and worst thing about having a blog?
I like to feel like I am part of a community and to be able to talk about books! I think the worst is having to feel obligated to post sometimes (what can I say, I'm a bit of a lazy person...)

10. What made you create your blog?
I have always loved books and this one time, not long ago I discovered Goodreads and I found out about book giveaways. So I googled "book giveaways" and loads of entries came up, all from book blogs. From then on I was fascinated with this blogging world and I felt like sharing my opinion too! :)

My questions:
  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. Do you have any weird bookish habits?
  3. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
  4. Which is your favourite secondary character?
  5. What is your main blogging goal at the moment?
  6. Do you prefer series or stand-alones?
  7. What made you decide to create a blog?
  8. If you could meet any author, who would you choose?
  9. What has been your happiest moment as a blogger?
  10. What made you want to start a blog?
People I have nominated:
Hannah at IndieReaderGirl0329
Grace at Books of Love
Chene at Mean Who You Are
Sarah at Flood of Books
Ner and Inês at A Cup of Coffee and a Book
Book Bunny at Book Bunny's Burrow
Celine at Nyx Book Reviews
Darklittle and Miss Treegarden at All That Magic
Monique at Mo Books
Leeanna at Leeanna.Me

segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2013

Cover Wars #6: Going Vintage (Hardback vs. Paperback)

Cover Wars is a feature where I'll show different covers for the same book and choose the one I like the most. I got this idea from Sammee at I Want To Read That, you should definitely check her cover wars! :)

Since I loved Going Vintage so much, it is going to be this week's choice! 

           

I think that the one of the left shows the lightness and funny vibe of the book more...but I just love the one on the right! It is my absolute favourite. It's so pretty and it has a very vintage tone (probably because of the filter?). So my choice this week is the paperback one!

Which one do you like the most?


domingo, 15 de setembro de 2013

Book Blast: Sisters in Love - Melissa Foster (+Giveaway!)




Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.



Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.


When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women's fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake's story.


Buy it from:
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Author's Biography


Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

GIVEAWAY



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sexta-feira, 13 de setembro de 2013

Review: Going Vintage - Lindsey Leavitt

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Pages: 304
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Bought it

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Sixteen-year-old Mallory loves her boyfriend, Jeremy. Or at least likes him more than she's ever liked any other boy. She's sure he feels the same way. Until she happens upon his online Authentic Life game and discovers he's cheating on her ...online Mallory's life is falling apart and technology is the cause. And then she finds a list, written by her grandma when she was Mallory's age. All her grandma had to worry about was sewing dresses and planning dinner parties. Things were so much simpler in the 1960s. And there's nothing on the list that Mallory couldn't do herself. Maybe it's time for Mallory to go vintage and find the answers to her modern-day problems.



I have been dying to read this book and I'm so glad I did! Even though it's very common for me to love all the books I read it's not so common for me to find a book where there isn't one single thing that I would change. Going Vintage is one of those books.

I found it really easy to connect with the main character, Mallory, who I think is very loveable. All the other characters are really well written and they all seem to have their own story (instead of just being there as "props" on Mallory's). I really liked Ginnie (her younger sister) and Mallory's friendship. Ginnie seemed to always be there to help Mallory with her crazy plans, even if it means going all 1962. Oliver was another great character. He was really unpredictable and well...absolutely hillarious! I also liked that he had his qualities but he also had flaws.

What really took me by surprise was the plot. It has a couple of nice twists and even though it's not very heavy and emotional it's not superficial either. I thought it was very easy to read and once I started, I was hooked! 

I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a light, really sweet and funny book!


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quarta-feira, 11 de setembro de 2013

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Challenge (+ GIVEAWAY!)



This read-a-thon is hosted by Tressa's Wishful Endings and Colorimetry. I am very happy to annouce that I am hosting a challenge! I think that it's no secret how much I love book covers so it's only right that my challenge is based on them. For this challenge I will give you six pictures. All of them have a part of a book cover and it is your job to guess which cover it is! All covers are from books that I have read and which had been on my TBR list for ages! Good luck! :D

If you need any hints just let me know and I will post some! :)

HINT #1: Picture #3 belongs to the PAPERBACK cover of a novel set in the 80's! :)
HINT #2: Still about Book #3! It's not really a hint but I switched the edition on my read list so it shows the cover I used for the challenge :)


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Rules:
  • Prize: A book of your choice from The Book Depository (under 10€)
  • Open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to your country (you can check here)
  • You have to be a participant on the Tackle Your TBR read-a-thon. You can sign-up here (you din't have to have a blog)
  • Fill the rafflecopter below (or click the link of the rafflecopter doesn't show up);
  • This giveaway ends on September 22nd, at 12 a.m (WEST - Western European Summer Time);
  • I will contact the winner by email, if I don't get a reply in 48 hours, another winner will be picked (don't forget to check the spam folder!);
  • I will check all the entries!
  • Have fun :)

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