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Friday, 28 December 2012

Coverday Friday! 21

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At the Other End:
'I pause to look around the hive - all the podlike chambers are lit up as the drones shoot up on memories ... I've wanted to get out of here before, but now the tight quarters start to choke me. There has to be more to death than this.'

Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in a stark white afterlife limbo, she spends endless days replaying memories, of her family, friends, boyfriend ... and of the guy who broke her heart. The guy who has just broken into Level 2 to find her.

Felicia learns that a rebellion is brewing, and it seems she is the key. Suspended between heaven and earth, she must make a choice. Between two worlds, two lives and two loves.


Finding the Time:
January 2013

 

Lenore AppelhansAuthor Bio:
 Born and raised in America, Lenore Appelhans now lives in Germany with her husband, illustrator Daniel Jennewein, and their three fancy Sacred Birman cats. Lenore dabbled in creative writing throughout her schooling writing short stories for assignments, literary magazines and writing contests. Level 2 is her first novel and began only in 2010. She also works as a freelance advertising copywriter and blogs.




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Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)
By Lenore Appelhans



Why Hello There:
A very unique cover. I love how it is so.... so.... well, white. It's so bright and from reading the blurb, the cover seems to fit perfectly with what is written. Then comes the writing. It's like a maze! I want that font. Even the font fits in with the blurb as well. This cover has some serious meaning to it, it's not just a pretty cover at all.

 P.S. It is even prettier in person! and 'Level 2' is a feely font on the cover. Definitely a stand out cover, even on the side! you can't miss it sitting on your shelf!!

P.P.S. My copy is the Australian edition so the cover is a little different but still it's gorgeous!!

The Consideration Game:
I've been waiting for this to come out for sooo long now. My exciting news? I already have the book! I got it in the post from awesome guys at Allen & Unwin for review and I am now in the Level 2 Australian Blog Tour!!! I've just added this as my currently reading but I haven't actually started it yet. I will today sometime though get to pick it up. EEEEPPP so exciting!

What do YOU THINK of this cover? Would YOU READ this novel?

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

GIVEAWAY TOUR!! Return to Arethane

At the Other End:
16-year old Emily has accepted her fate with each weakening beat of her heart, but after her best friend's brother and sister arrive in town and turn out to be more than what they appear, Emily's life is turned upside-down. When their friendship includes confronting wizards who harbor dark secrets and dancing with an elf prince, Emily discovers there are some things still worth living for.

 









Author Bio:
Kelly Riad is from Texas where she lived with her husband and a house overrun by pets. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is determined to bring the y'all to the West Coast.  While she published her first book - a handmade pop-up titled "The Lost Puppy" - in the fifth grade to much acclaim by the first graders, she only recently picked the craft back up. "Return to Arèthane" is her second published novel.

 


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Want more of the tour? Check out these stops:
 
Dec. 17th - The Rest Is Still Unwritten
                - Mercy Amare
Dec. 19th - Just Me, Myself, & I
                - Jessabella Reads
Dec. 20th - Beth Art From The Heart
                - Splash of Our Worlds Books
Dec. 21st - BooksBooks&MoreBooks
                - Lost in Fictional Worlds
Dec. 22nd - **QWERTY**
Dec. 23rd - Escaping...One Book at A Time
                - Bookish Things & More
Dec. 24th - GingerRead Reviews
                - YA Book Addict
Dec. 25th - I Read Indie
Dec. 26th - Anatea's Bookshelf
                 - Fictional Candy 
Dec. 27th - Behind A Million And One Pages <-- You Are Here
                - Doodle's Book Blog
Dec. 28th - Just A Booklover
                - Paranormal Reads
Dec. 29th  - Vamps And Stuff
                 - Night Owl Reads
Dec. 30th - For The Love Of Film And Novels
                 - 5 Girls Book Reviews 
Dec. 31st. - The Stuff of Success 
                 - Pure Textuality 

 

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Shout OUT!!


Is it really Christmas already? Seriously? Is it just me, or doesn't it feel like it's Christmas? Maybe because we've been through too many that it just feels like any normal day, especially because I worked on the 24th (ok, until 1pm but still!!)

I hope everyone enjoys their Christmas and I hope you all get a lot of books to add to your bookself/floor/pile. If you don't celebrate Christmas, I'm pretty sure you should go buy yourself an awesome book to treat yourself for the reason "just because" or "Gina told me so", which are very valid reasons :P

Also, we are approaching a New Year, so you will all be seeing a whole new start on the blog. With help from the amazing Anastasia over at Living in a Bookworld, we have been cooking up something big in store for the blog that will be released in 2013. I couldn't have done this special surprise for you all without her, she has been there every step of the way!

Enjoy you New Year all! Cheers to 2013 being better than 2012 and face the new year with a "we already faced a "apocalypse", bring it on" attitude!!

In 2013 keep on the lookout on the 7 January for my stop on the Level 2 Australian Blog Tour


As well a plenty of reviews, giveaways, surprises, authors and so much more!

So, to wrap it all up (hehe unintentional pun...for a moment), enjoy your holidays everyone! Finish 2012 on a memorable note and get ready to start a new journey!


Lots of Love,
Gina xo





Sunday, 23 December 2012

Author Interview: Kaitlyn Deann of The Witches' Sleep

The Witches' SleepAt the Other End:
At only seventeen, Ella Barnes is shot and killed for an unknown reason. She is shocked when she wakes up in a different world, a world of witches. Ella has to learn to adapt to a new body, new life and new world, surrounded by new people. As Ella gets to know Raena, the world of the witches and its people, she realizes they aren’t the perfect creatures they believe themselves to be, and she’s not the type of person to stand around and twiddle her thumbs. Will Ella succeed in changing the mindset of the people? Or will she be doomed to die another cold and tragic death because of her rebellion?

 





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Kaitlyn DeannAuthor Bio:
KAITLYN DEANN is a seventeen-year-old homeschooled student. As a writer she wants to be able to keep a reader turning the pages late into the night and give them something to think about long after they finish the last page. Laughing is her favorite calorie burner. She lives in Texas with her family.

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Take A Seat. Get Strapped In. Let's Go For A Ride:


1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
I’ve submitted work on TeenInk.com, but other than that, this is my breaking out into the world point! I’m 17, so I haven’t really had any time to do much. Working on getting there though!


2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?

The first thing that goes through my mind is probably, “How can I get more people to notice it?” The second thing is more of an anxiety thought: “Will they like it?”


3. What inspired you to write this novel?

I was watching the movie Inception, and the main character said something along the lines of, “When we die, we’ll wake up,” and it sort of snowballed from there.


4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?

I’ve actually never gotten a negative review, but I always tell myself that everyone has their own tastes. For example, I’ve had a few readers tell me that “there wasn’t enough romance,” and yet there were other readers that said “there was too much romance,” and even then, some said, “The love was perfectly balanced.” So it all depends on the individual reader’s opinion on the book.


5. How long was the writing/planning process?

It took 6 months total. To know the details of my writing process, you can find it under the FAQ page on my website.


6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time?
Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?
Well, I created my own cover art. My reaction to the official version when I got it the way I wanted it was all happy and excited! Haha!


7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?

Yes! I’m working on the sequel. It’s titled World of the Beasts.


8. What book/s from other authors do you wish you had written?
Haha! The Hunger Games, for sure! It’s so genius and I didn’t want to put it down!


9. Why read your novel?
  
Because I believe that my book will help students and adults alike realize that they can make a difference, that there is no such thing as “not good enough” or “I can’t do it.” I pray that my book helps raise the self-esteem of the reader enough to stand up for their beliefs and not conform to the world’s idea of perfect and acceptable. 




Friday, 21 December 2012

99 Authors, 99 Books, 99 Cents!!

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COVER REVEAL! Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy

So. This is the 3rd cover reveal we have done for Alyssa. Can you tell how much I love the covers she has on her books? What's your favourite of her covers? Let's welcome back Alyssa!!


At The Other End:
When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.

Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.

Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.

Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?


Finding The Time:
2013


 

Author Bio:
Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. 

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Are you ready? Do you want the cover? I want the cover!
How excited are you now from reading the above excerpt from the novel!
Well from this cover you're going to want to read it a whole lot more! I know I want to!



Wrecked (Clayton Falls #3)
By Alyssa Rose Ivy

So....... What do you think?! Does it live up to your expectations? Is it LOVE? Or do you think something more suited should've been done?




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Coverday Friday (20) Book Birthday BASH!!!!

GRAB MY BUTTON


It’s Embrace’s Book Birthday and to celebrate the success of her debut novel Cherie Colyer is giving away a copy of her book plus swag.

At the Other End:
How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
 
 



Finding the Time:
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY EMBRACE!!!


 
Cherie Colyer
Author Bio:
I write young adult and middle grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading. While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive I’m all over it.

My debut novel EMBRACE is now available from Omnific Publishing.

 


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Embrace
By Cherie Colyer

“I’m beginning to realize I’d do whatever it took to keep someone I care about safe—expose what I am, harness my anger, let my darker side take over. That’s one promise I know I can make without regret.”

[…]

I was about to protest when he then asked, “What about you? Just what are your feelings toward me?” I must have hesitated because he laughed, light and warm, yet there was a bitter edge to it. “I just told you I’d embrace the dark to protect you, and you still can’t open up to me?”



Why Hello There:
I have always loved this cover. The red, as well as how she is looking very mysterious just adds to the allure of this book. Team up that AwesomeSauce blurb with this cover and you've got one great book that you won't be able to put down. I'm only just wondering about the font choice for this book. I'm not too sure what other font would go with it but it does suit the cover, but then it doesn't at the same time....... Opinions?



Behind the 190 Pages:
Check out my review of Embrace HERE!



From the Author, Cherie:

I’m really happy with the cover of Embrace. It’s the girl’s eyes that drew me in. The way she’s looking off to the side at something just out of view. Something most people can’t see. It fits the mystery of the novel: Anything can happen in a world where there are powers all around. Sixteen-year-old Madison Riley will discover these powers exist and she will need to embrace them if she hopes to save her friends.  
 
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Thursday, 20 December 2012

12 Days of Magic Spellbound Book Blitz

Author Bio:
 
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She writes edgy teen fiction, including the Spellbound Trilogy and Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter.
Nikki married Sébastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

 
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Shhh....... Don't Tell:

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from book 1 of the Spellbound Series, Entangled
IN THIS SCENE: After Graylee Perez is brought back to life she must pretend to be her twin sister Charlene while she’s stuck sharing her body. To “help” her out, Charlene has started a communications notebook instructing Gray on ‘How to be Charlene.’
“…for now I’m supposed to pretend to be Charlene?”
Mom brought a notebook over. “Yes, and your sister left some notes to help you out.”
Gray stared at the notebook a moment before taking it. She flipped it open.
NO MORE PIZZA, YOU PIG!!! I GAINED 2 POUNDS BECAUSE OF YOU!
No wearing your clothes in public. I will choose an outfit for you to wear to school on the days you’re me.
Hair must be worn down. No pig tails, pony tails, hair clips or goofy Princess Leia style buns on the side of your head.
No leaving the house without makeup. I have taped examples and tips in the following pages on how to create a smoky eye.
Gray flipped back to several pages of magazine print and step-by-step illustrated guides for creating a smoldering look. She flipped back to the front page.
No speaking to anyone at McKinley who isn’t on the approved list (see the following pages). Don’t even think about trying to visit with your old friends unless you want to get us committed to an insane asylum.
Absolutely no—UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES—having sex with Blake.
Ewwww!
Gray looked up, her face still contorted. “Did you read this?”
Mom was putting away the brown sugar. “No, Charlene told me not to.”
“And you listened to her?”
Mom looked directly at Gray. “She said it was private.”
More like psychotic.

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from book 2 of the Spellbound Series, Duplicity

IN THIS SCENE: Gray and her duplicate must abstract blood from the avenging warlock Adrian in order to remove his powers. Adrian isn’t aware that Gray is back in town or that there are two of her. Gray walks into his shop invisible, and the other Gray (“Lee”) enters in her new *supermodel* body.

Time to go. Gray had ignored the voice at Gathering. She wasn’t making the same mistake twice. Gray caught up to Lee and tugged at her arm, but Lee yanked it from her grasp and took one of her giant steps forward.
“I don’t know who you think you are, Adrian, but I have zero interest in you. And to answer your earlier question—yes, I do have a boyfriend!”
Adrian whipped around, grinning. “Adrian? Have we met before?”
Lee, realizing her mistake, attempted to shrug. “I’ve heard of you.”
Adrian grabbed her arm so quickly, Lee had no time to react, but Gray did. She snatched Lee’s other arm as Adrian snarled, “From whom?” His expression changed when Lee was yanked away from him, but Gray hadn’t pulled hard enough to free Lee fully from his grasp. Adrian’s grip tightened and they played tug-of-war for several seconds. “Who’s with you?” Adrian demanded.
Gray leaned backwards, pulling Lee with her.
“Show yourself,” Adrian said. “SHOW YOURSELF.”
Yeah, right, freak. Gray pulled Lee out of Adrian’s grasp while he was shouting and pushed her forward toward the door. The girls made a run for it, but Gray, being behind, felt fingers grasp at her blouse and pull her back. She screamed when a second hand dove down the front of her shirt.
Adrian screeched and retracted his hand. Blood trailed down his arm where Gray had bitten him. Gray looked at the blood wistfully, but it was time to make her escape. The bell above the door had already signaled Lee’s departure.
She never expected Adrian to make such a quick recovery. He lurched forward and got hold of her—sight unseen—threw her to the ground, and straddled her from above. She felt him grope around for her arms and pin them above her head. At least he couldn’t see the terror on her face. She tried to squirm and kick him, but he had her pinned down between his thighs.
“Who do we have here?” Adrian said. His breath emerged hot and heavy over Gray’s face. “Feels like a woman.” He leaned down. “Smells like a woman. Does she taste like a… ah… ack!” Adrian’s hands shot up to his head and he began madly scratching his scalp.
Maybe not as impressive as being able to fling someone halfway across the room using their mind, but the itchy spell still came in handy.


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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from book 3 of the Spellbound Series, Enchantment

IN THIS SCENE: Adrian’s grandmother returns in book three, accompanying him on his magic tour in Europe.

 “This food no good.”
Adrian’s Nan glared down at the plate of paella the waiter had set before her.
They were seated at an antique marble table attached to legs made of curly cast-iron supports. It was only noon, which made Adrian and his Nan the first lunch customers of the day. The Spaniards wouldn’t be out for their mid-day meal till closer to two.
Adrian was already three bites into his dish. “There’s nothing wrong with the food, Nan.”
“Food better in Paris.”
“Spanish food is fine. You just miss the pastries.”
“What wrong with pastries?”
Adrian grinned. “Come on, you have to admit it’s good to get out of the apartment.”
Nan scowled in answer.
His Nan had barely stepped foot outside since arriving in Barcelona two weeks prior.
“Why we come to Spain?”
“I told you. I had an opportunity to perform.”
“Perform!” Nan spat on the ground then tossed up her arms. “You perform plenty in Paris. I know why we come to Spain. The girl.”
Nan missed the look of warning on Adrian’s face.
“You almost kill yourself for this girl and still I no meet.”
“I did not almost kill myself for her. It doesn’t matter, anyway. She hates me.” She probably hated him even more after last night. It was of little consequence. Adrian had not expected to see Graylee Perez again, at least not this soon. Her mother had forbidden it. He smirked at the thought. No one forbade Adrian Montez anything.
Nan huffed. “Love. Hate. Doesn’t matter. You powerful warlock. Make girl love you.”
Adrian wasn’t above manipulation or the use of magic to get what he wanted, but in this instance the mere thought of it made him physically recoil. “I am Adrian Hedrick Montez. I will have a woman’s sincere love or I won’t have it at all.”
Nan huffed again.
Adrian smiled slowly. “Besides, I already have the love of a good woman.”
Nan came the closest to a giggle as Adrian had ever heard. Her lips puckered into a brief smile and she actually took a bite of her food. But as soon as she’d swallowed, she leaned forward and asked, “When we return to Paris?”
It was like dealing with a four-year-old.

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