Friday, 27 March 2015

Terminal [Virals #5] by Kathy & Brendan Reichs


Title: Terminal
Author: Kathy & Brendan Reichs
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Virals #5
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Publication Date: 26th March 2015
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
A terrifying new Virals adventure for Tory Brennan – great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan – and the Virals team as they come face to face with their greatest enemy. From the producer of the hit TV series Bones and No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Temperance Brennan series.

Tory Brennan and the Virals are forced to confront the existence of a rival pack – The Trinity – who wants them off the scene – declaring war by engraving ‘One Territory. One Pack’ on a local landmark. What’s more this pack’s powers seem stronger and their eyes glow red rather than golden when they flare.

Chance Claybourne, who now owns his father’s pharmaceutical company, shares The Trinity’s powers – he accidentally infected himself and his ex-lab tech Will Speckman. Chance claims he’s on Virals’ side but can they trust him? And if Speckman is one of The Trinity, who are the other two?

As the tension mounts between the two packs an even greater threat looms. Covert government agents are closing in on them, determined to find out exactly how their powers work, to experiment on them. Have The Trinity pack given them Virals to save themselves? Or are both packs at risk?

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Life of a Blogger: Dreams


[Hosted by Novel Heartbeat]
What is it?
It’s a weekly feature. Each week I will choose a subject and talk about that subject in my life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know me on a more personal level! I definitely encourage you guys to participate, too. I want this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. I want to know more about you guys as well!

When is it?
Every Thursday. It doesn’t really matter when you post, though, as long as it’s not before 12 AM EST on a Thursday. If it’s more convenient to post on another day of the week, that’s perfectly fine! Just remember to go back and add your link to the linky :)

See the full list of topics HERE.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Audiobook Review: Finding My Forever [Beaumont #3] by Heidi McLaughlin


Title: Finding My Forever
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Author Info: Website|Facebook|Twitter
Narration: Joshua Story, Adrian Cox
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Series: The Beaumont Series #3
Publisher: Heidi McLaughlin
Publication Date: 20th February 2015
Rating: 3.5 stars

Tell Me About It
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn't in the cards for me. I'm a ladies man.
A rock star.
I was born and raised in the industry.
I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.
Women find me. I don't chase. I know what they want and they know I'll deliver.
But after one look, one touch, one night...
Now I'm the one doing the chasing.
I need to find a way to show her that I'm serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she's my forever.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Cover Reveal: Choose Me by Heidi McLaughlin

I am so excited to share with you the cover for CHOOSE ME, book 2 in The Archer Brothers Series by Heidi McLaughlin releasing on April 1st. 

This is a MUST READ series - make sure to add it to your TBR!

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Synopsis
Two brothers.
One woman.
One son.
One choice.
Lives ripped apart, shattered and rebuilt.
Evan and Nate Archer: Brothers, best friends, warriors and now enemies. Both in love with the same woman. Both determined to fight for what they want.

Nate Archer promised to protect Ryley Clarke in the event Evan didn’t make it back. It’s a promise between brothers since the early days of basic training. Nate never considered that his feelings, long buried since high school, would resurface and grow stronger.

Evan Archer wants answers. He wants someone to pay. After being gone for an unprecedented amount of time, nothing is making sense now that he’s home. Most of all, he can't understand how his brother ended up engaged to his fiancĂ©e. Evan is determined to uncover the mystery, and win back his family.

The Archers are about to fight dirty.
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Cover Designed by Sarah at Okay Creations

Choose Me Teaser2
Moody portrait of young tough guy in train station


Heidi Bio Pic
About the Author
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.


Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.


Books by Heidi McLaughlin

♥ Forever My Girl - The Beaumont Series #1
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo
♥ My Unexpected Forever - The Beaumont Series #2
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo
♥ Finding My Forever - The Beaumont Series #3
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo
♥ Finding My Way - The Beaumont Series #4
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo
♥ My Everything - A Beaumont Series Novella
♥ 12 Days of Forever - A Beaumont Series Novella
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

♥ Lost in You
♥ Lost in Us - A Lost in You Novella

The Archer Brothers
♥ Here with Me
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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Book Wars! The Jewel [The Lone City #1] by Amy Ewing(77)

Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By BooksMuch Loved Books!

It’s a fact that book lovers know all about the covers of the books they covet. Often when a title is released here in the UK, it’s sometimes vastly different across the pond in the US.  So, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and I have come together to create Book Wars to talk about the difference in covers when it comes to the US vs. UK versions. We hope from time to time authors will chime in with their thoughts as well. We welcome everyone to comment and share their thoughts too! The more the merrier!

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for Be With You by J.Lynn is...USA!!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who voted for both books, and for picking a winner.

Also, there's a poll at the bottom of the post that we'd love to hear your input for the two covers! Tell us which one YOU love the most. 

Left: US - Right: UK
Title: The Jewel
Author: Amy Ewing
Series:The Lone City #1
Publisher:
US - HarperTeen, 358 Pages, (September 2nd, 2014),
UK -Walker Books, 368 Pages, (September 4th, 2014),
Add to Goodreads:USA Version | UK Version
Order online here:
USA:Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
UK:Amazon UKWaterstonesW H Smith, The Book Depository

Synopsis:
"Today is my last day as Violet Lasting. Tomorrow I become Lot 197."

The Jewel is a shocking and compelling new YA series from debut author, Amy Ewing.

Sold for six million diamantes, Violet is now Surrogate of the House of the Lake in the centre of the Lone City, the Jewel. Her sole purpose is to produce a healthy heir for the Duchess – a woman Violet fears and despises.

Violet is trapped in a living death, her name and body no longer her own. She fights to hold on to her own identity and sanity, uncertain of the fate of her friends, isolated and at the mercy of the Duchess.

The Handmaid's Tale meets The Other Boleyn Girl in a world where beauty and brutality collide.

About the Author:
Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Jewel, the first in a trilogy from
HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.

She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.

Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries.

Find Amy Online:
Website | BlogTwitter| Facebook

Let the Wars Begin:
Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favourite cover.
Lisa
Gosh what a book this week! And take a look at that cover. Sadly, I haven't read this book... YET. I know this will have many people screaming at me. SORRY!

But back to the covers... just look at them! Both are stunning in their own ways. The US cover, the more you look at it, the more you see. And I can say it's pretty amazing in person since I DO own a copy.

The UK cover, it's her "Jewel" toned dress that stands out and leaves me with a lasting impression. However, it's just doesn't have the same affect on me as the US cover does.

It's when you look closer you see that there's just SO much more to this cover than meets the eye. It's beautiful but it tells it's own story too. So this week, my vote goes to the US cover. Tell us your favorite with ONE click below.
Michelle
This is such an easy choice for me today. I did have the UK copy myself but didn't really get to see the cover as it was a proof copy. But seeing these two covers side by side my choice is for the USA.
The UK cover just feels too plain and simple for me, but I LOVE the grandeur and the sparkle of the USA cover. To me this represent what the character goes through, but also her feelings in the pose of the cover model.

Which cover you YOU like the most?

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of The Jewel by Amy Ewing NOW!



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