Monday, March 30, 2015

Winner: The Midnight Witch

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Haul [117]

What did you get this week? Leave your links in the comments to your Book Hauls, IMM, Stacking the Shelves etc... and I'll check them out. Happy Reading!

Here is what I got the last two weeks:





Review:
One Thing Stolen- Beth Kephart
Rebel Queen- Michelle Moran

Thank you to Chronicle Books & Simon & Schuster.

Library:
The Death Cure- James Dashner
Fairest- Marissa Meyer

Bought:
The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire- Molly Harper
Talon- Julie Kagawa
Hold Me Closer- David Levithan
Dorothy Must Die- Danielle Paige

 Loot Crate's March theme was Covert:


Friday, March 27, 2015

April Book Releases

1st
Moonlight and Diamonds- Michele Hauf
Possessing the Witch- Elle James

7th
Spell-Weaver- Angela Addams
The Queen of Bright & Shiny Things- Ann Aguirre
Bite at First Sight- Brooklyn Ann
Empire of Night- Kelley Armstrong
Mate Bound- Jennifer Ashley
The Duke Disaster- Grace Burrowes
Piercing the Darkness- Angela Dennis
The Heir Apparent- Lauren DeStefano
Dangerous Creatures- Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (pbk)
Rolling in the Deep- Mira Grant
Every Breath You Take- Chris Marie Green
Miss Mayhem- Rachel Hawkins
Dark Heir- Faith Hunter
Before Tomorrowland- Jeff Jenson & Damon Lindelof
The Hunt- Stacey Kade (pbk)
Kiss the Earl- Gina Lamm
Eban- Allison Merritt
Garden of Dreams & Desires- Kristen Painter
Jinn & Juice- Nicole Peeler
Vengeance of the Demon- Diana Rowland
Blood Moon Over a Lone Wolf- Elisabeth Staab

13th
Moon Thrall- Donna Grant

14th
Bloodkin- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Forged- Erin Bowman
A World Without Princes- Soman Chainani
Hit- Delilah S. Dawson
The Shadow Prince- Bree Despain (pbk)
Lady Thief- A.C. Gaughen
Dream a Little Dream- Kerstin Gier
The Fearless- Emma Pass
Fierce Enchantment- Carrie Ann Ryan
Flame of the Phoenix- N.J. Walters

15th
Edge of Dreams- Diana Pharaoh Francis

20th
Consort- Stella and Audra Price

21st
The Silver Witch- Paula Brackston
The Whitechapel Fiend- Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Dark Skye- Kresley Cole (pbk)
Sealed in Sin- Juliette Cross
The Silver Dream- Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves
Pirate's Alley- Suzanne Johnson
The Trials- Stacey Kade
Ashes- Sophie H. Morgan
Beauty's Kingdom- A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)

28th
Rook- Sharon Cameron
The Eternity Key- Bree Despain
Cold Burn of Magic- Jennifer Estep
Deception's Pawn- Esther Friesner
The Witch with No Name- Kim Harrison
Magonia- Maria Dahvana Headley
Strange Skies- Kristi Helvig
Heart Mates- Mary Hughes
The Girl at Midnight- Melissa Grey
Rogue- Julie Kagawa
Caress of Pleasure- Julie Kenner
Blackwood- Michelle Krys
Darkened Blade- Kelly McCullough
Sleep No More- Aprilynne Pike
Hunted Warrior- Lindsey Piper
Must Love Ghosts- Jennifer Savalli
The Shattered Court- M.J. Scott
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures- Maggie Stiefvater & Jackson Pearce
An Ember in the Ashes- Sabaa Tahir
The Darker Carnival- Frank Tuttle

30th
Lie Down with Dogs- Hailey Edwards

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston

 The Midnight Witch
Paula Brackston

Out Now!

Midnight is the most bewitching hour of them all…

From Paula Brackston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter and The Winter Witch, comes a magical tale that is as dark as it is enchanting. Set in high society Edwardian England, The Midnight Witch is the story of a young witch who faces the choice between love and loyalty to her coven…

"The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life."

Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch.

When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes on his title. But it is Lilith, instructed in the art of necromancy, who inherits their father's role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. And it is Lilith who must face the threat of the Sentinels, a powerful group of sorcerers intent on reclaiming the Elixir from the coven's guardianship for their own dark purposes. Lilith knows the Lazarus creed: secrecy and silence. To abandon either would put both the coven and all she holds dear in grave danger. She has spent her life honoring it, right down to her engagement to her childhood friend and fellow witch, Viscount Louis Harcourt.

Until the day she meets Bram, a talented artist who is neither a witch nor a member of her class. With him, she must not be secret and silent. Despite her loyalty to the coven and duty to her family, Lilith cannot keep her life as a witch hidden from the man she loves.
To tell him will risk everything.

You can read an exclusive delete scene from The Midnight Witch here.

Purchase Links:
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Author Links:
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GIVEAWAY
Thanks to St. Martin's Press I have a copy of The Midnight Witch to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to US/CA. The winner will be announced on March 30th.



Paula Brackston's next novel is The Silver Witch (April 21st). Check out the excerpt:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spotlight: Caroline Hurricane by Gwendolyn Grace

Out Now! $1.99

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBook

Carolina Hurricane
Drive Me Wild #1
Gwendolyn Grace

I was standing in the middle of nowhere with no real destination in mind. There was only the dire need to disappear from Charleston. With my head tilted up to the gray sky and my eyes closed, I let the light droplets of rain fall onto my face. I’d reached a crossroads in my life and was trying to find a reason to keep going. I had no idea a hurricane was coming and fate would choose that moment for our paths to cross.

“Hey! You okay?” A voice called out to me in a deep southern drawl, pulling me out of my fog. “Can I give you a ride somewhere?”

I opened my eyes and found a pair of intense blue eyes staring back at me. His name was Fox. He had an irresistibly sexy grin, and judging by his fast car, a need for speed. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was looking to start a little trouble, since it was what I did best and he seemed like a good target. After sharing an incredible night together, I quickly learned that Fox was more than he appeared and full of delicious surprises. He gifted my body with unbelievable pleasures and unlocked emotions that I’d wanted to keep hidden. When I pushed him away, he left claiming a piece of my soul.

I never imagined that getting into his car that day would start a transformation within me and forever change the course of my life. Fox challenged every rule I’d ever made by tearing down the carefully constructed barriers around my heart. I never intended to fall in love with him but how could I resist a man who was so different than I’d expected and more than I ever deserved? The grayness in my life caused by loss and betrayal was waging a storm within me; Fox was the anchor I needed to stop the inner turmoil and bring me back into the light.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cover Discovery

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

[Review]: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Title: The Kill Order
Author: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner Prequel
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Summary: Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

Thoughts: I recently start reading The Maze Runner series. I really enjoyed the first book and loved the movie. Since The Kill Order is a prequel I thought I'd read it before moving on to the rest of the books. It was a good read, action packed. The Prequel tells the story of Mark, Trina and their group after the sun flares. But for me, it was a bit disappointing too. I was really hoping we'd learn more about the gladers before the events in The Maze Runner. I can't wait to dive into the the rest of the series.

Score: 3 Stars

Author Website: http://jamesdashner.com/

The Maze Runner:
The Killer Order (Prequel)
The Maze Runner
The Scorch Trials
The Death Cure

Upcoming Releases:
The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine 3)- November 17, 2015
The Fever Code (The Maze Runner #0.6)- 2016

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