Release Day Blitz, ARC Review & Giveaway: Bulletproof-Melissa Pearl

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cooltext1679894253 copyMorgan Pritchett doesn’t need anyone. Strong-willed and confident, she’s the master of organizing and looking after everyone around her. In her mind, she’s bulletproof.  But she has one weakness – men. She can’t seem to live without them, yet is unable to find her perfect match. After yet another break up, Morgan promises her sister and best friend that she’ll write off men for the rest of the year…but then she meets Sean Jaxon.  Sean Jaxon has worked hard to become a Hollywood actor, scoring minor roles and slowly making a name for himself as an action sidekick. After a chance encounter with the stunning Morgan Pritchett, he decides to take a risk and put his dancing skills to the test by signing on for the lead role in Superstar, a TV musical. He never thought he’d reconnect with the girl who urged him to ignore his manager and be honest with himself, but when Morgan shows up on the set as a production assistant, he realizes he’s found his ultimate weakness – her.  Their passion for dance and music will bring them together, but will their relationship be able to withstand the forces determined to pull them apart? As Morgan comes face-to-face with her long-buried demons and Sean decides just how much he’s willing to risk for love, these two songbirds discover something…they’re not as bulletproof as they thought. cooltext1730555754 copy 2

3.5/5 Stars

***I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review and in correlation with this blog tour via Mark My Words.


  • Morgan is a breathtaking, powerful, bombshell of a protagonist. All her life Morgan has had to step up, to sacrifice, and to mother, putting everyone above herself. It’s beautiful and poetic watching Morgan come into her own. She holds her head high, no matter how bad things get, she has the courage to tackle whatever is thrown at her, keeping her head up and pep talking herself. Her passion moves and flows, like the dance that she keeps within her, and when it comes out, she’s the brightest star in the room. The moment when Morgan discovers that it’s okay to cry, that being strong isn’t always the best option, and that following her heart and being true to herself can be more profound than life’s speed bumps, it’s truly inspiration. It’s a magical, uplifting feeling made of heart ache and wonder. 
  • Sean is sexy, playful and full of so much soul. His personality bursts from the pages, capturing the pressures of stardom, the woes of his past, and his conflicted feelings about Morgan. Sean has a complicated past, he’s fearful and doesn’t know how to put everything on the line, if it’s worth the risk. One thing is for certain, from the second he sets eyes on Morgan he’s enchanted, intoxicated by her. When their eyes meet he’s falling in love. It’s the sort of bemused, heated moment that will leave you smiling, crazy happy for days. 
  • Sean’s mother and Morgan’s grandmother are hilarious, quirky women who have the know all to review their past and give amazing advice. They don’t sugarcoat anything and are not afraid to tell their loved ones when they’re being idiots. Their interactions are light yet full of wisdom that resonates and takes hold of the protagonists.
  • Together Sean and Morgan are made of heat. They’re magnetic, dynamic, and fit well together. Every scene is sensual and made of promises of future satisfaction and steamy make out sessions. The studio scene. #Swoon
  • Dance and music frame and mould the story into one that transcends the pages. It connects through lyric, movement, and beats. The parallels between the songs, the TV show, and dance movements are quirky, fun, and fit well together. Plus, it adds another reading experience to the story, when coupled with the catchy music, scenes play like music videos.


  • Near the middle of the story, the plot slows and becomes a little taxing. Nothing really happens and it drags. 
  • Jody’s story was distracting and shifted the focus from Sean and Morgan, taking some sadness away from the emotional fallout.
  • The threat to Sean’s career towards the end got really old. He was so clouded with what everyone else told him was real, he never questioned, and it made me doubt that he had much of a backbone. 

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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 – True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.

“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”

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ARC Review, Excerpts & Giveaway: Hotwire-Cindy M. Hogan


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cooltext1804448395 copyDivision spy Christy Hadden can’t wait for her latest assignment posing as a student at a prestigious New York City academy and car thief extraordinaire.

The best part of the mission is her attractive handler, Jeremy, and her new team. The worst part? The sociopath masquerading as the academy’s most popular guy.

But soon she realizes the car thieves are much more than they seem. Her simple spying mission becomes more dangerous than anyone imagined. If the organization discovers her true identity, they won’t hesitate to kill her, and if she fails, others will suffer the same fate.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won’t want to put it down.

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+++I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review and in correlation with this tour.

***This can be read as a standalone.

Hotwire is a fast-paced sleuthing rush of adrenaline. It will leave you nail-biting, on the edge of your seat as the culprits are revealed and the stakes grow almost too high to fathom. If you’re looking for the next book that will keep you up all night, frantically flipping pages, hyped up and eager to uncover the clues, add this to your TBR now. 


  • The terror is REAL. It’s an oppressive force that acts like a black cloud over the book. Christy’s fear will leave you breathless and horrified, unsure of her fate or that a happy ending is even possible. The sheer evil jumps off the page as the violence and abuse escalates. The villains are not redeemable and as the plot goes on, you discover they’re far worse than they seem. 
  • The action is meticulously described, each move, punch, kick, is so precise it’s easy to imagine and understand the troubles Christy experiences in trying to escape.
  • Jericho is a sick, sociopathic psycho. He will make your skin crawl. He’s lascivious, a powder keg of fury and brutality just waiting to be set off. He never feels safe. Every time Christy is alone with him is a lesson in perseverance and prayer that she’ll make it out alive. The way he devours Christy’s body with a look, the wrath behind his fists, everything about him is deadly and vile. 
  • Christy’s team of spies are playful and perfect together. Their interactions are natural and each has a quirky, unique personality that leaves you no doubt of their presence and importance. The fake dad scenes are hilarious and add a lightness to the story. 
  • Christy is BA. She’s a little reckless, stubborn, and gets herself into serious messes but her quick-thinking keeps her on her toes and gets her out of many sticky situations. Christy is courageous, bold, brilliant, and has a big heart. No matter how dangerous the mission, how her life might be at stake, she refuses to give up, and will put everything on the line to save the innocent. Christy has a snarky, sassy side that borders on flirty and she always has something funny to say. Her internal dialogue is a joy to read. 
  • The secondary characters are so flushed out they could walk off the page. 
  • Romance is a supplementary aspect of this story but when it happens it’s lovely. Made of heat and steamy kisses.


  • Some of the foreshadowing was too blatant and lacked the surprise that was intended. 
  • The murders were abrupt and almost too fast to process. The emotional connection that had the potential to bring the readers to tears fell a bit flat as the rapid-fire scene to scene action commenced. 

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cooltext1804462224 copyI was about ready to yank my arm away from his grasp when

I heard Carson’s voice.
“There you are. I was starting to wonder if you fell in.”
I chuckled quietly as Viktor let go of my arm. Carson deserved a huge kiss.
“Shouldn’t you be worrying about your own date?” Viktor snarled.
“I couldn’t find her. I’ve been waiting for Amber to get back from the bathroom so I could see Wind kick her butt in the race for the can.”

I took a step toward him. “I think you might be in for the shock of your life.” I took advantage of being free of Viktor’s hold and walked quickly toward Carson.

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Cindy M Hogan is the bestselling and award winning author of the Watched trilogy, a YA suspense series with a dash of romance. She has since branched off to write a mystery, Gravediggers, that won Best YA novel of 2013, a contemporary romance, Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips, and the first in a spy series, Adrenaline Rush, the 2nd of which, Hotwire, is due out in Oct. 2014.

She graduated with a BA in education and is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. Most of all, she loves to laugh.

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ARC Review, Excerpts, Playlist & Giveaway: Emeralds and Pearls-C. Spencer-Upton

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Emeralds and Pearls
by C. Spencer-Upton
Semi-Precious #1
Publication Date: October 11, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

cooltext1807812709 copyI’ve spent seventeen years being a wallflower. Seventeen years, watching people live their lives, while mine stood still. I was happy for those years, nothing new happened because I never let it, every day was the same and predictable.

When my parents told me we were moving…to another state, I freaked.

I spent the first week, after the move, wishing I could move back. But then something changed. I became a someone, and to begin with I enjoyed it, but I soon learned, some things aren’t always as they seem.

I have two lives now. Both of them are testing me, pushing me to my limits.

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***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review and in correlation with this blog tour


  • Chelsea is a feisty protagonist. Completely real. She’s been the shadow following around her gorgeous best friend for most of her life and has finally started to come out of her shell. What I loved about Chelsea is how believable she is. She’s your average girl, dealing with boys, insecurities, and awkward situations. While she grows immensely, her confidence is lacking and she does fall prey to her own self doubts. She’s stubborn, sarcastic, and unafraid to stick up for herself for the most part. Her playfulness is charming and makes her someone easy to get behind.
  • Cory is a smug, sexy, and dashing love interest. He’s constantly reinforcing a love-hate banter that is beyond steamy. He’ll pull you into the story, make your heart melt, and leave you rooting for him. Cory is attentive, compassionate, and it’s impossible not to smile while reading his parts. 
  • Chelsea and Cory have intense chemistry. Their witty comments are entertaining, will keep you on your feet, and if you’re looking for semi-infuriating drama that culminates in explosive reconciliation this is for you. 
  • The magic of the ocean is dazzling. C. Spencer-Upon does an amazing job describing the wonder and awe Chelsea feels, the exhilaration as she flies through the water, and the secretive almost whimsical connection with the sea life. 


  • The battle scenes fell flat. It was like watching from the outside with little detail. For something so monumentally important to the plot it felt glossed over and rushed. 
  • Dean is a major abusive tool. The way he lays his hands on Chelsea made me want to scream. The fact that she thought so little of herself to think that his violent, angry actions were her fault were hard to read and while it did grant insight into the mind of the abused, capturing Chelsea’s chaotic emotional trauma, there wasn’t enough internal dialogue to justify why she stayed. She’s incredibly naïve and unsure of herself. It almost felt like two different people. 
  • The story of Atlantis and the cursed treasure was short and nowhere near as elaborate as it should have been. That whole world was neglected and it was like that aspect of the story was absent, an afterthought.

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Born and raised in a small mining town in Derbyshire. Caroline (The C in ‘C Spencer-Upton’) has spent her adult years building a home and a future based on what’s in front of her, and for a while, that was all she needed. Family, friends and the dog.

In 2012, that all changed. Her new love of reading became a drug. Living in a fantasy became her happy place to escape from reality. Her imagination came to life and ideas that had laid dormant for years, came rushing back to the surface and Emeralds And Pearls was conceived, her debut novel.

In October 2013, that new chapter in her life started and Emeralds And Pearls were introduced to the world.

Caroline works a normal 8-5 job which has nothing to do with literature. When people discover that she has written a novel, the look of shock on their faces is enough to bring a smug smile to her face, knowing that people underestimate her.

Writing is her escape and she loves reading about her fans enjoying something she loves.

This is the start of a new story of her own and can’t wait for new readers to be a part of it.

I was quickly whipped round, and was shooting towards the surface, that tiny glimmer of hope latched onto my heart. Maybe I would make it, and all of this would be like a bad dream.

My head broke the surface water and I gasped the biggest breath I could. I was panting uncontrollably as I tried to regain my composure, oxygen never tasted so good. Or did it?

It was eerily quiet, there was no wind, no atmosphere and the sea air smelt damp and musty. I slowly tried to ease my eyes open, rubbing them with the heel of my hands. Peeking through my lashes I found darkness. I rubbed my eyes again and opened my eyes wider and still, it was just darkness.

My mind wandered back to the bar that barreled into my stomach, not long after the pain had subsided. It was still there, pushing me against the wall. I calmly moved my hands and placed them on the bar, preparing myself to break free. As I adjusted my hands on the surface I felt… skin.

My breath hitched in my throat, goose bumps bubbled up under my skin, out of fear. Who or what was it? I was unable to remove my hands, too scared to move.

“Are you okay?” The male voice asked from nowhere. It wasn’t threatening or scary, in fact it made me feel calm. Calmer than I was a few seconds ago.

I took a deep breath, trying to keep my voice calm and steady. “Yes. I think so,” was all I could muster.

“Good. I need you to do me a favor.” His voice was closer to my ear than before, it made me jump slightly, surprised by its proximity.

I wriggled slightly, to see if I could break free. I couldn’t. Instead, the grip tightened. “Sure, anything.” I wasn’t in the greatest position to reject a favor.

“I want you to hold onto this.” The ‘bar’ removed itself from my stomach, and two hands carefully grabbed my hips, spinning me around and lightly pushing me against a hard, slimy surface. “Hold on here, I’ll be back in a sec’.”

My hands gripped tightly around something, like a protruding rock high above my head. The water splashed in the darkness a couple of times before silence fell again.

His voice in the darkness startled me. “Close your eyes. It’ll sting if you keep them open.”

I gulped loudly and nodded, which was pointless because whoever was there, couldn’t see me. I squeezed my eyes shut, clamping them together, before burying my head under my arm. My baggy shirt was clinging to my body and my hair was dripping a slow river down my back, I was getting colder by the second and wanted nothing more than to shower, bury myself in my pajamas and dive into bed.

The sound of something scraping against rock, brought me back to my current dilemma. There was a click and suddenly I could see light creeping in through my closed eyelids. I raised my head slowly at the sound of more scraping.

The water splashed a few more times, then two warm hands gripped my shivering body, around my waist. I instantly stilled. I felt my body being dragged away from the wall, reluctantly I released my grip and allowed whoever or whatever was holding me, to move me. The light became brighter the more we moved, but I was too scared to open them. I didn’t want to confront this nightmare.

I felt a stone-cold wall come in contact with my abdomen, shocking me yet again. The hands slowly turned me, so my back was pressed up against it. My breathing was slowly becoming more erratic, my heart was close to beating out my chest and I wanted nothing more than for all this to be over with.

“Slowly open your eyes. You don’t want to make them sting.” The mystifying voice was so close, and yet beginning to sound so familiar, minus the echo.

Slowly but surely, I peeked through my lashes, sure enough the bright light stung as my eyes readjusted after seeing the darkness for so long. I tried again, opening gradually and allowing them to adjust before opening any wider. My vision was still slightly blurry, but eventually, everything came into focus. I skimmed over the cold, damp cave, fear gripping at my body. I noticed the ledge that I’d been gripping onto, it being the only thing that protruded out the walls, everywhere else was smooth and slimy. Then I noticed the light. It was perched on a shelf in the cave, like a little dugout. It was a cheap, plastic looking battery lantern that you’d probably buy a child, camping for the first time. Lastly, I looked at the person holding me.

My heart pummeled against my chest, as I took in the bare chest, the strong muscular arms and strong hands that were gripping tightly at my waist.

His bright smile had my breath catching in my throat. It had been so long since I’d seen it “How you feeling?”

“Cory?” the question a mere whisper as it left my lips

He chuckled. “In the flesh. Now seriously, how you feeling?”

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Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Wake Me Up When September Ends – Greenday

La La La – Naughty Boy

Shy Girl – O-Town

Anklebiters – Paramore

Tunnel Vision – Justin Timberlake

Wild – Jessie J

I Love It – Icona Pop

Slow Down – Selena Gomez

Ever Enough – A Rocket To The Moon

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Cover Reveal: Skin of My Teeth-Judith Graves

SOMTbanner copy SKIN OF MY TEETH (SKINNED Book 3) by Judith Graves


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SOMT Volume 1 – December 23, 2014

SOMT Volume 2 – April 28, 2015

SOMT Volume 3 – August 25, 2015

SOMT Full Novel – November 24, 2015

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· draw a card from the deck
· kill or be killed
· and if you’re lucky, repeat…

Hidden agendas, deep, dark secrets, and monsters lurking around every locker. It’s business as usual at Redgrave High for Eryn and her crew of paranorm hunters – they plan to capture and cure Brit’s brother from his tormented existence, Eryn is reunited with her father’s beta, and Redgrave’s origins are revealed.

Although the two guys vying for Eryn’s heart just might have to up their game. Enter hot, wolven guy stage left. Is he the one Alec’s blood magic foretold? He is, if Eryn’s knocking pulse has anything to say about it. The tale-tell sound is driving Wade mad. But it’s Eryn’s move, and everyone is holding their breath.

A little healthy competition soon becomes all-out survival of the fittest as the crew are pitted against a pack of demons trading souls – for keeps. The student population is enamored with a new card game, Boroughs Quest. Kids are desperate to get their hands on gilded cards from a mysterious expansion deck, but when they do…

It’s all fun and games ’til somebody dies. 

Skin of My Teeth is finally ready to rumble and we wanted to make it a fun, interactive experience. We decided to release it in three ebook volumes that will be compiled into a final, full novel – ultimately released in both ebook and paperback. In this book, Eryn and her crew battle against a pack of demons working through specific cards used in a trading card game. Here’s where the interactive stuff comes in. With the launch of each volume, some wonderful bloggers will release a virtual copy of a card that YOU can use to unlock extra scenes. We will also include a card at the end of each ebook volume.

Therefore, in total you can potentially access six additional scenes. Best part about these extras? They’re not told from Eryn’s point of view. Nope. You’ll be drawn into Wade’s mind, feel the emotions Alec has brewing for Eryn….from HIS side of the story, and discover a few secrets along the way.

So get in the game and get under the skin of not just Eryn…but other key characters in the world of Redgrave!

Announcements and reminders will be made prior the launch of each ebook volume on the Leap Books Facebook page as well by participating bloggers and Leap Books!

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Judith Graves has multiple young adult novels and short stories published with Leap Books, Orca Book Publishers, Compass Press, and, under the pen name, Judith Tewes, is also published with Bloomsbury Spark. In addition, Judith is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, writes freelance articles for literary magazines, and facilitates writing workshops for both adults and young adults. She lives in northern Alberta with her husband and three crazy labs. 

Catch up on Books 1 & 2 in the SKINNED SERIES!

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Praise for the SKINNED Series!

“Eyrn is a very snarky, stubborn character who isn’t afraid to fight her worst nightmares. There is some great tension in two hot, bad boys that Eryn is torn between.” ~ Mundie Moms

“Smart, sassy and more than a little scary, Second Skin hits all the right notes. I adored reading about Eyn and her attempts to deal with her life!” ~ Amanda Ashby

…fans of paranormal YA fiction will appreciate a protagonist with attitude and anticipate the next volume…” ~ CM Magazine on UNDER MY SKIN by @judithgraves

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Cover Reveal, Excerpt, Trailer & Giveaway: The Angel Killer-Lisa Voisin

I am super excited to reveal the awesome cover for THE ANGEL KILLER, the second book in Lisa Voisin’s The Watcher Saga, and to share an excerpt from the book.


There is also an amazing giveaway included with the reveal for a copy of THE WATCHER, the first book in the series, or a pre-order copy of THE ANGEL KILLER and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Coming January 5, 2015

cooltext1756232230 copyNow that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.

When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.

After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.

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A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

Lisa is also a technical writer, a meditation teacher, and the leader of the Young Writer’s Club, a local writing group for teens in her home town. A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.

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Michael leaned against the building’s stucco wall and rested his hands on my hips. Light from the store cast a warm gleam in his crystal blue eyes. He leaned in, and the draw to be close to him was a gravitational force. “Hello,” he said.

“Hello.” I had to get a grip. It’d been so long since we’d talked, I tried to focus on all the things I wanted to tell him. “We went to see Fatima.” His fingers caressed the sides of my waist, sending happy tingles through me. “You know, in her store…” To my own ears, my voice sounded raspy. I trembled.

“Cold?” He drew me closer, his mouth crooking into a grin.

Lost in him, I forgot all about Fatima. “You know damn well that’s not it.” I twined my arms around his back and touched the spot between his shoulder blades where his wings connected. Its warmth thawed my fingers.

He leaned in and brushed his lips along my jaw line. “Thought that was just me,” he whispered, and his breath tickled my neck. “I’ve wanted to do this for three days.”

Our lips met, and I melted into him, not caring that we were on the sidewalk, outside a deli with families shopping inside. Nor did I care that, being an angel, he had to follow very strict rules about contact with humans—especially contact of the relationship variety. Angels had the ability to enthrall humans with their touch, something Michael had to constantly keep in check. But I didn’t have to be enthralled to want to kiss him. That was my own doing. All that mattered right now was that he was here. With me.

He pulled me closer and the buzz of his energy filled me heart and soul, blocking out the rest of the world. My hands sought warmth under his leather jacket and found bare skin. I could feel the shiver from my touch surge through him. His mouth pressing more firmly against mine, he brushed a hand along my cheek and tangled it in my hair.

A dreamlike blur of light and color filled my thoughts. But then the image shifted to blood. His.

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Series: The Watcher Saga #1

Release date: March 4, 2013

Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Pages: 556

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.

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Release Day Blitz: No Going Back-Brina Courtney

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No Going Back by Brina Courtney

Camryn Cruise series

Book #2

Releases: November 10, 2014

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Camryn Cruise is not human. But her best friend Kiley is.

They’re stuck, they can’t leave Silverlake without possibly being killed. Or Kiley could become one of the Sick. She could die. But Silverlake isn’t safe for her either. The Designed don’t want her there. The sickness could use her to mutate the virus again.

She could kill them all.

Camryn could be the key to saving them.



Runaway (Camryn Cruise #1)


cooltext1790897456 copyCamryn Cruise is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.

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Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She’s spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs. You can find her on her website, or on Twitter, @brinacourtney.

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General Announcement & #NaNoWriMo2014

As you all know, I’ve been working on my WIPs for a while and this is the first time since well…university life in general that I actually have time to work on it. So, I decided to take the leap this year and FINALLY participate in #NaNoWriMo 🙂 It’s been pretty amazing. 

I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, I’m as passionate about writing as I am about reading and I hope that when it is completed that others will enjoy my story as much as I did writing it. 

Because of the sheer amount of time spent writing 50k in 30 days, the posts around here might get a little lax. It’s hard to balance both but after this month, things should pick back up. Plus, NetGalley is breathing down my neck and I really don’t want to irk them. I love my ARCs.

That being said, my WIP is at 18k and climbing today 🙂 I’m on track but my goal for this month is 65k and if I stick to that goal, I’m a bit behind. I’ll keep you posted. It’s Young Adult, paranormal. It follows the journey of a little girl from a traumatic event in her childhood into high school when someone from her past returns. Yes,  I know that’s pretty vague but I don’t want to give too much away. It’s not complete…There are demons, demon species, murders, and mysteries. Feel free to add me if you’re working on your own NaNo goal. My user name is jw08k. 

The schedule for the rest of the month on the blog is as follows with maybe a few bonus reviews tossed in:

November 11: The Endangered Promo by S.L. Eaves

November 12: Unsettled series review (?) and/or Birth of a Vampire Review

November 13: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

November 14: Camryn Cross 2 RDB 

November 15: Rise of the Known by Jane Lively, Angel Killer Cover Reveal Lisa Voisin

November 16: The Empath by Erica Crouch

November 17: Free Day

November 18: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

November 19: Emeralds and Pearl Review

November 20: Bulletproof Review Melissa Pearl 

November 21: Stone Cold Touch Review

November 22: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

November 23: Dehumanize Us by Emmanuelle 

November 24: Camryn Cross RDB 3 & Melissa Haag RBD book 4

November 25: Fragile Reign Review

November 26: Puppet review

November 27: The Trouble with Faking It Review

November 28-30: Writing Catch Up Days (potential surprise review)

Happy reading or writing, a little of both? 😉

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