Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cover Reveal: Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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Today we are revealing the cover for FRACTURED LINES by Jen McLaughlin. This is the highly-anticipated adult standalone novel that is part of the New York Times Bestselling OUT OF LINE series. The book will be released on Tuesday, October 14th.

BOOK BLURB:

The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart…

Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn't always have a happy ending. He's testing my trust, and I'm losing faith in the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I do can stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain…

Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal...

One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I've worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it's a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I'm about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I'm best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost.

Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.

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PRE-ORDER SALE

FRACTURED LINES is now up for pre-order on amazon! If you purchase the book before its release day it will be just .99 cents! This is for pre-orders only! Grab it while it's on sale.

Amazon Pre-order Link: http://amzn.to/1r4c81A


SPECIAL GOODREADS CONTENT:

Add FRACTURED LINES to Goodreads and help release the first pages of the book!

- Once the book gets 500 adds, Jen will release the first 5 pages.

- Once the book gets 1000 adds, Jen will release the first 10 pages.


CLICK HERE TO ADD FRACTURED LINES TO GOODREADS

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JenMJen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Website: http://dianealberts.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DianeAlberts6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin



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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mentions is a way for me to share books that I did not finish, but still give them a chance to get some recognition on my blog. The following books have a lot of reasons for me not finishing the book, either I could not get into the story, or I didn't like the characters, or even something as simple as I wasn't feeling the book at that moment in time.


Sharing You by Molly McAdams
I just could not get into this book. The subject matter, which might bother others, didn't bother me, and in all honesty I really cant pin point a reason why I didn't finish this book.


Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
There was a lot of potential for this book, I just couldn't get past the whole medical issues part. How someone could be so allergic to anything and everything but still be able to go to school, and have no medical reasoning for it just didn't seem realistic to me.







What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long
I initially found this book an OK read, but when I discovered the secret I was disappointed. Having to go through the book believing one thing to suddenly have it pulled out from under me made me lose interest in this one.









A Dark Inheritance by Chris D'Lacey
I had high hopes for this book, but when I began reading I was somewhat disappointed. I felt like it was too young for me and I found it hard to really get into this book.

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost


Title: Up From the Grave
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Night Huntress #7
Source:  Publicist @ Harper360
Publisher: Avon Romance
Publication Date: 28th January 2014

Tell Me About It
Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death… because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear — will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Review: Better Than Perfect by Simone Elkeles


Title: Better Than Perfect
Author: Simone Elkeles
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Wild Cards #1
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Publication Date: 14th August 2014

Tell Me About It
Ashtyn's life just got complicated. Her boyfriend is being distant and her sister's back at home after ten years - with a stepson in tow!

Derek has a perfect body, THE sexiest smile and a car - Ashtyn's only way to escape from her crazy life. But Derek likes to play by his own rules and is keen to take Ashtyn on a ride she'll never forget. As they spend more and more time alone together, will Derek's flirty games drive Ashtyn wild?

A sweet and steamy romance from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles.

Book Wars!! The Jewel by Amy Ewing


Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By Books & Much 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 US, 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 Fireborn by Keri Arthur is.....US  !  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
Series: (The Lone City #1)
Author: Amy Ewing
Publisher:
US - HarperTeen, 358 Pages (September 2nd, 2014)
UK - Walker Books, 368 Pages (September 4th, 2014)
Add to: Goodreads USA Version | Goodreads UK Version
Order online here:
USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
UK: Amazon UK, Waterstones, W H Smith, The Book Depository


Synopsis:
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

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  Online: WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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
This week I picked a book that for me is pretty easy when choosing a favorite of the two. While I can appreciate how different they are from one another, I love the US cover more so than the US one for the mere fact that the US cover seems a bit more put together and elegant. The UK cover feels more like a book about a high school teen going to a school dance. And while I have yet to read these books... I know! *hides* don't kill me!!! I know that a high school dance is far from what this trilogy is about.

And so, I'll be sure to read these books soon - PROMISE! - I am casting my vote for the US cover for this weeks "Wars!" What's your vote? Be sure to cast it below.
Michelle
Unlike Lisa, I have just finished reading this book and I do like how the UK cover reflects certain aspects of the book. However, for this war I am voting for the USA cover.
I just think that this cover is more appealing and more pretty (please don't judge me for liking a pretty cover) I would pick this one over the UK one any time.
Its a USA win for me.

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of  NOW!








Sunday, 14 September 2014

Stacking the Shelves


[inspired by Pop Culture Junkie]
Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

This week I received…….
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