Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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Just want to make a quick post. Hope everyone stays safe and enjoys their family.

Monday, December 23, 2013

I've got my tablet ♥

   Hey readers, sorry for such an empty November and December guys, been dealing with Thanksgiving and now Christmas and my cat was acting off recently, and got a little worried about her, she got better though, and sorry you guys my baby comes first. I hope that with the challenge I joined and others I hope to find and with features I want to start doing also I'm going to join a book tour site as I mentioned before still waiting for some votes on that you can see the choices here, that I'll keep better track and have something new for you all the time.

   Well as I'm sure you can tell by title I gave this post I finally got a tablet! And let me tell you I am LOVING IT!!! Though the app for blogger I do not like, I tried using it twice now and both times it didn't work out me, lol. I got a couple games, one of which I was addicted to for like 3 days straight before I got bored of it. I have also gotten a bunch of free ebooks, which I will list them at the end, and read a couple already, I already posted a review for one, I still need to write the review for the other. I'm having a hard time finding a carry case for it that I like, everywhere has cases yes but not one that you can carry it around in you know with a strap, after so long of looking at the different ones they all started looking the same. Which one did I get you ask? I spent a little more than I intended to but that little bit more got me a 16 GB instead of only 8 so I have plenty of room for TONS of books, haha. I got  the Dell Venue 8, little bit bigger than I was thinking of getting but a bigger screen is a bigger screen also as I said it has 16 GB.

   I already have a couple ereader apps I'm liking one called Aldiko, but those of you who have tablet/ereaders what's a good app to get, there's so many?
Now that I have a tablet I'm going to sign up for netgalley and get some arc books, however there's another one that I remember looking at a while a go but cant remember what its called. So if any of you know another let me know, thanks.

So list of books I got, these are all free. Pretty sure I've seen a weekly feature that lists free books of which I'll start doing, and I'll make a page that has them listed which I'll update frequently.
Sadly I've noticed that most the free ones are the first one in a series but doesn't offer the next one for free which is a little bit of a bummer but hey you win some you lose some.

You can find all of them on my goodreads shelf under free ebook.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Twisting of Grimm Tales

   Free eBook Unenchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale by Chanda Hana is the first in the series. This is the only in the series that is free and unless the second one becomes free I don't plan on getting it.

   I felt this book had a lot of potential it put a new twist on the Grimm Tales by making them a curse for the Grimm family descendants to have to complete the tales. And so when the curse, 'THE STORY', finds Mina Grime, seemingly ordinary high school girl, however unpopular, unnoticed, and has one friend, and has a crush, of course, on the cutest guy at school. Mina finds out she's not so ordinary after all, she is in fact a descendant of non other than the Grimm brothers themselves.
   However I was disappointed with it, it lacked the since of realism and adventure for me. There were several things that bugged me about it, like for one Brody Carmichael, Mina's crush, is apparently from old money, his family is the richest in the state, now let me ask you why if this family is so rich, and get in the press often, would they have their son in a 'Public School'? Don't richer than rich people put their kids in a private or boarding school, that's where every know rich family I've ever heard of did, I couldn't quite get pasted that. I would of just had him be the son of some business owner or something, have money yes, but to be the richest in the state no. It was constantly said how broke Mina's family was that her mom cant even get her a cell, yet it was said that anytime something strange would happen, i.e. the story finding Mina, that she packed up and left, I get saving money for a rainy day, hack I do that, but if you know that there is this curse and its looking for your daughter wouldn't you want her to have a cell in case ohh I don't know say the big bad wolf were to attack her. So that's two things I couldn't quite get past.

   As I said I really enjoyed the concept. You can't look at the cover and not tell there's some kind of red riding hood thing that's going to go on but at the beginning it seemed to lead to Cinderella, I'll give you one guess why, so I thought ohh it put both of them together somehow and I was excited to see how that was going to work out. Even after her mom tells her about the curse and she tells her mom that she wants to face it and stop running, for the sake of her brother, Mina still thinks that if she tells her mom anything that she'll pack up everything and go, when I felt that she should talk to her because she was married to her dad, who died on one of the tales, and so knows some things. I get some of the reason why she doesn't want to tell her mom everything its because she already went through 'The Story' in a way and to have to go through it again, but that's not the main reason she doesn't tell her anything.
   In light of making it seem like this book wasn't to my liking, and though I knew that one day I  would eventually write a review for a book I didn't care for, I hate the idea of saying a book was bad, in fact I would never say that simply because the author had the imagination and took the time to write-and complete-a story which takes dedication, I cant say I didn't completely disliked it when the fact is I did like some things. Her friend Nan is so funny, there are a lot of times where I laughed. There's some action throughout the book but the best or it is at the end.
Not every tale has a happy ending. In fact, many of them are grim.
   If there was any reason to read it, it would be for the end there are a few twists I can honestly say I didn't see coming, and thought it was great how we got the save 'grandma' part of red riding hood, and finally, Finally, Mina stop questioning everything, steps up and goes with her gut to do what she knows she has to do and how to do it. I know I didn't give a whole lot away and I said I wouldn't continue with the series unless the other books become free as well but I think Brody will have more parts of 'The Story' than what he played in this book.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Whats in a Blog Tour

   Hey readers, so I do believe I've mentioned it before, that I want to join one of the blog tour sites. I only want to start out with ONE for now I don't want to get overwhelmed with saying I'll do so many. So I think that starting with one and seeing how I like doing them for a while is a great start. I think it will also be a great way to start the new year.

   I know a lot of blogs do a lot of different ones and in fact going to the blogs I follow even some that I don't I've seen soo many different ones, I've noticed some are more popular. In my search I've also noticed that some do more of one genre and limited of others. I would rather not just do one genre as I don't just read one genre and I'm sure you don't read just one genre either. So how about I make this into a vote. As you my readers will be the one who will read the post you tell me which tour site you want me to join, I know I don't have a lot of followers yet and I'm probably going to get different answers so give me your top 2 choices if you only see 1 that's fine (I'm just trying to insure that there will be a majority of one of them) and the one that I see the most votes is the one I'll be a tour host for. You can message from my contact page or leave a comment. I'll tell you which one it is in my New Year post. How does that sound? Also if you know how any of these run let me know what you think about it.

   So the tour site I've fond, and I found a lot, so I have limited them down.

RockStar Book Tours   This one looks like it does different genres in ya.

Book Nerd Tours
This looks to do a lot of romance with few of other genres.

Xpresso Book Tours
This one looks like it has the most verity of genres and cover revels, tours and blitz.


YA Bound Book Tours
This looks to have mainly New Adult books but it does have other genres as well.

 So I thought I knew of more now I cant think of them or find them but you know what I guess 4 choices is enough.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

   Hey everyone just wanted to make a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving. I also wanted to say I hope not you or any in your family have to work today, as I think that just sucks that fact that stores are now open on a day that your supposed to be with family and friends. I feel bad for where the future is going truthfully, what's it going to be like when we have kids and their our age will they even have the day off from school in 20 more years? Not to mention the stores completely skip over both Halloween and Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas that started maybe 4 or 5 years ago I think and it sickens me every year even more at least the malls still wait till Thanksgiving, or close to it, to have Santa there(I remember when I was younger he wasn't in the malls till AFTER Thanksgiving) I'm dreading the day that they change that and he's there at or right after Halloween. Black Friday also used to be JUST FRIDAY not this whole week BS.
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I turning this into a rant I know so I'll stop ranting now.
   Does anyone do Black "Friday" shopping, which is turning into Thursday night shopping. I miss having to wait for a store to open very early in the morning I'm not talking 6am I mean 3am through 5am even, now they either are opening Thursday night at whatever time or 6am, how special is a 6am opening to a lot of places that a regular store hours. Then again some places are still doing a midnight opening, guess that still nice. Crap I'm ranting again, sorry!
   So Target has some books on sale a great time to stock up I don't think is all the books though so I hope if you go you can get the books you've been wanting if they have it on sale. A few places have e-readers and tablets on sale, as they always do now since they started being so popular. I'm thinking about getting one, don't know if I can just yet I need to mull it over and think which one I want and if I can spend the money on it, any advice? Oh and if you get e-mails from Barnes&Noble you probably got one saying about what they are doing, they have select books 50% off  how great, and some other deals to, so you might want to check out their website see if its anything is worth it to you.
    Oh and I fond out recently that its Chanukah, wow is it early this year. So for those who are Jewish and celebrate it:

Happy Chanukah!

   And Everyone have fun, be safe, if your old enough try not to drink to much, lol. And try not to eat to much.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #8


Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3-5 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

Slave (Finding Anna, #1)
I haven't read this yet, it an erotica. I like the cover because the stoplight on her, and how she curled up.

Once (Eve, #2)

This one I found today while looking for a cover to share. I love the font of the title. The whole light at the end of the tunnel theme is great. Also love the color of her hair.

Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1)The Gift (Witch & Wizard, #2)The Fire (Witch & Wizard, #3)

I like these cover I have a thing for fire blame it on the fact that both my zodiacs elements are a fire. But I love that its the letter of the book title, W for Witch And Wizard, G for Gift, F for Fire. And there's a face in them. I've only read Witch & Wizard so far and really want to get the others. The Latest one that came out doesn't stick to this theme with the cover that's a little upsetting, or atlest I haven't seen it with a fire letter anyway, the latest one is The Kiss.
What are your picks for this week?~

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Little Hiatus

   Hey everyone I know I've been away and haven't had a review for you in a while, and I also missed Cover Love Sunday. I was feeling a little under the weather, not being sick but very tired as of late blaming the dog for barking constantly and waking me in the morning and then end up going back to sleep a little later and this pattern is just not working for me. I had planed to have quite a few reviews for you but I've barley read must less wrote a review. I've been watching some shows I've neglected which sadly means I've neglected books. Hopefully I'll have caught up on some books I've been wanting to read and review for you and write a review for a couple of books I've already read. I'm rereading a book I want to share with you hopefully I'll have a review for that soon.

  In speaking of shows I've been watching, I know this blog is for books, but I've caught up and a new show Reign and I'm really enjoying it, its about Queen Mary of Scots. If you like Renaissance times, I suggest you give it a shot. If you liked The Tudors you'll like this, you may even recognize a few people.

   I had thought I would of been to the library by now, a couple times in fact, I thought I was going to going with someone but didn't happen, I think that's part of the reason I haven't read I was expecting to go to the library and then didn't. I'll tell you this though I recently got a few more books cheap, or at least as cheap as book goes if they aren't bargain, at only $5 each for three of them anyway the 4th one was a little bit more but it was 20% off at Target a book I've been seeing on a few other blogs, it was even in the first round of the Goodreads Choice for best book, however since I didn't read it I didn't vote for it and that is The Darkest Minds, I also saw the second one in that series but it was the hardcover and call me weird but I don't like having a paperback and the hardcover book from the same series, its just I thing I have, also the hardcover book are usually a lot more than paperback, I also don't know how much I would like The Darkest Minds so I'd rather read it before I get the next one.
   The others I got at Walmart

The Scarletti Curse (Scarletti Dynasty, #1)
I've been seeing this author what seems like everywhere however most of the books I picked up were part of a series this one is a stand alone
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Yes I said stand alone I find stand alone so rarely when I do find them I'm happy, why, because its the only book I need to get, lol. So I want to give this author a shot and see if I like her and then find the first book a I series that she writes.

Here a little info on The Scarletti Curse:
Within the walls of the palazzo belonging to the great Scarletti family, a terrifying secret lies-and every bride who enters is doomed to leave in a casket...
 Nicoletta knows all too well the curse that plagues the house of Scarletti. She has always believed her miraculous healing gifts would set her apart and that no man would ever command her. Then she gazes into the dark, mesmerizing eyes of Don Scarletti and she fears for her future—for it is Scarletti's ancient right to select a bride from among his people . . . and he has chosen her.
Compelled by duty, driven by burning, inescapable desire, Nicoletta surrenders to this powerful, hypnotic man, giving her body willingly into his keeping. But will the tormented don be her heart's destiny . . . or her soul's destruction?
I'm thinking there's going to be a little beauty and the beast type thing going on.

   My other two books are books I've been seeing around the blogging world they are Poison Princess and Endless Night by Kresley Cole these are the first two books, and only two books at the moment, of The Arcana Chronicles. How many theres going to be I have no idea I do know the third one is going to be coming out in late 2014 and it doesn't have a title yet. These are young adult books though they seem to have an adult theme.

I'm working on a couple other posts as well that I'll have ready between now and the end of the year.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2014 TBR Pile Challenge

We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they're gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we'll finally decide to pick them up..
   So I am signed up for my first Challenge for the next year. Wish I knew about the one for this year I might of signed up cause I read a lot of book I've had and just never got to them this year. Though most of them were before I was blogging. However I still have a lot not to mention I've gotten quite a few books recently as well.
   There's going to be giveaway's, mini challenges, all sorts of stuff and ending with a grand prize at the end of the year. You can read books that were published in 2013 and earlier, NO 2014 books or arc. You can sign up and check out their guidelines 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
   I was also informed that library books will be ok as well and if you get a book that you haven't been able to find during the year that is ok too.
   There are levels for the goals I am going to start out low though I'm sure I'll be moving up levels. My goal for now I think is going to be First Kiss that's 21-30 books. I'll be making a page for the list of books I plan on reading soon.
Hope to see you there.~    

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #7

Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 (or so;)) favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...
I personal can not stand to wear to dress I blame it on when I was born everyone gave my mother a dress for me to wear, and so I simply grew tired of them I guess, I'm much more a jeans and men's t-shirt type of girl, lol. However when I do see a nice dress I do admire it.
A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales, #1)
This I thought was a simple yet very elegant I love the colors the cut of the sleeves, this whole cover just screams Cinderella doesn't, well that because it kind of is with an interesting twist. On my want list.
Burning in Water‏ (The Nerita Torlan Trilogy #1)
I love how it just flows and there's nothing to it sometimes the most prettiest dress are the ones that are just that. I love the background too so mystical.
For my last pick now I know I already share this cover before but I thought this cover deserved to be shared since the dress is in a class of its own, being Water. 
Teardrop (Teardrop, #1)
You know what I realized while putting this this together 1) I haven't really read a book that the main feature is a dress go figure. And 2) there really haven't been a lot of book that feature a dress until the last year or two, so that might be why about the first thing. All these book are on my want list.
So what are your picks?~

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #6

Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

   Oh I have been wanting to do this one so much. I get to admire guys on the covers of some great books for a reason, lol. For my first book cover and I have been waiting for an opportunity to use it since I started this meme, fairly recent book very popular throughout booktube, aka youtube, and bloggers alike.

Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)
   Ok so technically its only that very, very nice bicep and a little of his chest but its VERY clearly a guy, lol. Why I like, ummm, Hello! you'd have to be blind not to like
<<<<<<<<<<  I swoon sometimes just looking at it, I would love to have that arm around me. And then knowing that its 'Travis' of course helps. So other than that I also like the background and the font of the title. Most importantly the tattoo I love that they carried over the butterfly from Beautiful Disaster so that there is a common asset linking to the books. It's also cool how they did half of it as a tattoo and the other not a tattoo and the detail of it, the wavy lines for the tattoo and the beep blue for the 'real' part of the butterfly.

Awakened (House of Night, #8)
Ok so sue me I'm a sucker for tattoo's and biceps. Not to mention the whole dark angel thing going on I love the wings, the dark kinda fog like background, the emblems.
My next one is fully clothed I promise, lol.
Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter companion novel)   Can anyone say tall, dark, and from another time period, yum. As promised he's fully clothed and trust me I almost couldn't keep that promise because WOW are there a lot of shirtless guy covers, correction sometimes, sometimes pantless too. *fans myself*         But on to why I like This cover love the colors, leaves you with a mystery.
Who else is drooling, lol. What covers would you pick?~

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Witch Going Home

   I received this book from Bookprservices for review. Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Ridgewood There's actually a short story prequel to this that I didn't know relies till after I was reading it and I would suggest reading it, though you don't have to before this one, after all I didn't. I've been looking for the prequel on its own its called Mist and Midnight by Tori L. Ridgewood but it apparently in a book with other short stories and not that I have anything against short stories but I'd like to just read that one.

Wind and Shadow (The Talbot Trilogy, Book 1)
   I am so glad I read this at this time of year it is a perfect Halloween book almost everything you can ask for when it comes to Halloween, natural witches, vampires(the old-fashioned type of vampire), romance, spells and rituals, little bit of action and nicely placed humor too. Oh and get this the timeline is even at Halloween *squeal*. So really the only thing missing is werewolves but that's ok, lol. It's only the first book in the new trilogy so who knows maybe in the next book there might be.

   Its goes between the two main characters, should of been high school sweethearts but neither one had the courage to ask the other out Rayvin Woods (sidenote I just realized the last name is part of the authors last name, sweet.), natural witch, and Grant Michaels, handsome, very well fit, police officer.
   Rayvin goes back to her small home town of Talbot after leaving ten years ago because she was accused of attempted murder. It talks quite a bit about this 'attempted murder', of which she is completely innocent, in the beginning but you don't actually know what happened till almost half way through, what I don't get is why she didn't claim self defense because that's what it was and I say the person got what they deserved. She's very guarded hasn't had many good relationships but its made her strong.
   Grant, along with most of the town, believes Rayvin to be capable of murder, however that doesn't stop the feelings he's had for her since high school to come up on full blast, so he's conflicted with what he feels and what he thinks.
"What’s done is done. You have to move on, Grant. You can’t live by holding onto past grudges. Too much damage has already been done. Let it go."
"I wonder—if it had been your best friend," he’d challenged, rising to her eye level. "If you’d feel the same way?"
Andrea looked at him coolly. "Not all permanent injuries are visible, Grant Michaels."
   There's quite a bit repeating mainly at the beginning, and I wish there was more dialog, but I loved what dialog was there, and more into the supporting characters like Andrea I wanted to see more of her. I think we'll see more in the next one though. However with that said I like the attention Tori gave to the life of a wiccan, its so much more than just spells and magic and she brought that in. There's a lot of attention to everything actually, the town and places, Rayvin's sacred place.
   What seems to be coincidental upon Rayvin's arrival a series of events happen Grants vows to keep an eye on her, though not just for a professional reason. When he realizes after seeing her with her best friend and almost sister, Andrea, in the hospital that she may not be the cause but she may be the only person who can help. And so they try to work well with each other however with pint up sexual feelings for each other and the fact that their are both stubborn to believe the other especially when they say blatantly how they feel and what's going on, so there's also a lot of mistrust between them I think more so with Rayvin giving her history with men, not that I blame her, but when Grant practically lays his heart out to her she still wants to question him. I swear sometimes I wanted to slap the both of them up the back of their head and yell at them, 'What the hell enough with the bloody mistrust you both love each other stop picking fights and thinking you cant trust the other." And the sexual tension.....ugh, well they do in fact have a passionate night together but then Grant goes and ruins it by thinking with head, yes his actual head not the other one, and not believing what he saw right in front of him or his heart.

   On to the Vampire, De Sade, devilishly handsome love to hate, you really don't see much of him till like the third quarter of the book where you see most of the action. He's escaped from a entrapment, which he was able to due to an event that followed Rayvin arrival and he causes the other events. De Sade has a plan, he's raising a coven, making vampires, of the towns people but not just anyone most the people whom Rayvin comes in contact with who's not lashing out at her about what happened ten years ago is who he's turning into a vampire, and an evil son-of-a-bitch who deserves to be rotting instead of being undead. But you cant have a good vs. evil book with out a few good villains. Not only does he want a coven he wants a witch to reproduce with.

   So by the end Grant and Rayvin try and stop De Sade however things don't end up that good and Rayvin has to do something to save Grants life. I don't want to give the ending away but its so hard not to and explain how I felt about it. But I will say I'm mad at Grant for doing what he does. It definitely leaves you with a cliff hanger, so if you go and get now and read it your warned you'll be waiting like me tapping you finger on the arm rest of the couch. So please let this wait be quick.

   I cant wait for book two Blood and Fire to come out, I think there's only one possibility about certain something we find out at the very end given certain facts and how fast effects accrue, if you've read or plan on reading it let me know what you think about that 'something'. ~

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


    Hey every one well as you can judge by the title of this post I won something!!!!!! I never win anything!

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   What did I win you ask? Well I'll tell you, I won 3 that's right 3 books. I won the complete Krinar Chronicles. Which you can check them out:
Close Liaisons
Close Obsession
Close Remembrance

   Entered the giveaway from fellow bloggers blog Chicklit vs. Fantasy whose it just so happens to have been her first giveaway pretty sure the giveaway was on other blogs as well but I entered through her books provided by the author Anna Zaires and collaborated with her husband also an author Dima Zales. So to all of them THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
   Honestly I entered it on a whim went to that blog during the read-a-thon saw that thought they seemed interesting and entered it was along with a cover reveal.

   I don't know if I'm more excited about the books or the fact that I won them. There might of been a little...
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followed by a very brief
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   When I was told that the books weren't available in paperback only e-book. Note to self if I can get an e-reader/tablet on black Friday do so, though thats not gonna stop me from wanting physical books. But as I said it was brief as I soon went back to feeling....

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   Hey, I'm allowed to be excited I've never won anything.
   Among other things as I'm sure most of you know today was the release of Teardrop by Lauren Kate well it just so happens the she was at a Barnes&Noble near me sadly though I didn't have a ride and so didn't go :'( would been my first author signing. I wasn't even sure if I wanted to get the book now or wait till their all out though if I had went, which I wanted to, I would of gotten it.
   Also I've been working on a review I should have done hopefully later tonight or at the latest tomorrow morning I hope you'll enjoy.
  Well just want to share some of my excitement with you.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #5


Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

   Simple Covers I love a good simple cover they can speak so much louder sometimes than a more elaborate cover don't you think? A piece of silk, a flower, butterfly, a dagger, or even just a letter even without a lot else going on the background. A simple silk gray tie, hint, hint, I know you know what book I'm talking about with that one.

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)  Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)       Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)

 Yes Fifty Shades...hey their simple covers aren't they, lol. Elaborate reads but simple covers I love that each one has something that you'll see in the book. Christian's oh-so-famous tie, the mask Ana wears to the party, and handcuffs which can actually represent two different happenings in the book one a every sexual scene the other when someone goes to jail. I don't suggest reading them if your single or don't have a 'special' friend though you wont like that frustration, lol.

Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)
I've read Tithe it was the cover that always attracted me to it whenever I was it however it was hard to get into. I haven't read Valiant or Ironside but do want to I like all the covers but this in is my favorite their all simple this one two though there is a bit of detail in the background but I think it can still pas for simple I love that crown just love it the colors are so vibrant. I read synopsis of this one and Roiben is getting coronated in the faerie realm so its only fitting the theres a crown on the cover.

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

I've heard some good things about this book apparently its a future telling retelling of Cinderella I like that theres like a spot light on the leg and  black everywhere else and that you can see in the leg. I also like the font for the title.  The other cover are nice to but thought this one more 'simple'

Well those are my picks this week what are the simple covers you would pick?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon

   This post I'll be updating each day with my reads during the read-a-thon.

This read-a-thon is hosted by My Shelf Confessions and there is still plenty of time to sign up!


  • Visit and comment at least 4 other blogs a day
  • Read at least 8 books(including short e-books)
  • Hopefully do a challenge


Oct 11th - Finished last 120 pages (or so, I think) of Bonded by Nicky Charles. I didn't know about the read-a-thon till later in the day so I didn't visit any blog

Oct 12th - I was mostly typing up a post and going about on goodreads for most of the day and I was busy with a few other things aswell so I didn't get hardly any reading in.

Oct 13th - Finished last 100 pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, been rereading it off and on so thought what better time than in between books and to get over how Bonded ended to finish it.

Oct. 14th - 15th - Well I am finding it hard to stay motivated this read-a-thon I don't why, and in fact I've been very, very tired especially yesterday so sorry to say but I didn't get very much reading in the past couple days. But I plan on making up for that today already have my coffee and hopefully I read a whole e-book today.

Oct. 16th - Didn't read Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Redgwood as fast as I wanted to but I got about half done. But was enjoying it

Oct. 17th - Read other half of Wind and Shadow will have a review soon. Since I was trying to dedicate all my time to read to make up for not reading I didn't go to any blog I plan on going to some today.

Oct. 18th - I did visit a few blogs will list below. Did the Jigsaw Challenge. Didn't read much had to help a neighbor with something, actually helping my neighbor was one reason why I have read or went to many blogs much this week.

Oct. 19 - There were a few thing in Wind and Shadow I want to reread make sure I understood what I was reading after I got to thinking about it, you how sometime if your reading a book a bit fast does anyone else feel like they missed something after a while and feel like you have to go back, or is it just me, please don't let it just be me.

Oct. 20th - Today is the last day and I'm going to visit some blogs for the most part as well as write my review for Wind and Shadow cant believe I read only one full book and only finished the other 2 but I suppose with how many pages I read from those two book it could count as one full book as well. And hey they did stick to the theme of the read-a-thon I thought. After all it's October, theres a witch on the read-a-thon button. The books I read Bonded was about lycans(werewolves), Harry Potter ofcourse we all know that witches and wizards. And Wind and Shadow is really a Halloween read which I'll elaborate more in my review why, but it had witches and vampires.

Blogs I Visited

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cover Love Sunday #4


Cover Love Sunday is a weekly feature hosted at The Quiet Girl Talks, where you choose your 3 favorite covers for each weekly theme. Anybody can do it, just check the Features page for themes ahead of time! :) 

This week's theme is...

This week covers I've picked

The Final Eclipse (Daughters of the Moon, #13)

   I like the cover because it's the last in the series I've read the all of them its a good series each cover is similar it has a girl and an element of sorts in the background making each one different but the same this one was pretty much the wrap up book in the series and I think its great that  the cover kind of represents that because as you see theres 6 girls on the cover well those are from the previous books in the Daughters of the Moon series, think goddesses.

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)

Now the reason I'm showing all three of these cover is not particularly because of the covers themselves, though I do like them there very unique, but with these covers if you turn them on the side you get:
His Dark Materials Trade Paper Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #1-3)
I love when a book cover does that when its a trilogy or series and has a picture or words on the spine.

Spells out: His Dark Materials

For my last pick a more recent and popular book at the moment

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
I like the fog which makes the building seem farther away, the clothes really sets the time period, form what I understand Infernal Devices take place the 1700's or 1800's and each cover show that too. What I really like is that this cover is dark there only little slashes of 'light' and the only real 'color' is the gold of the dragon head on the staff, it kinda look like fire it you don't look to closely

There are so many more I could probably share with you as YA books often have the best covers, why, because younger adults look at covers first, its like food with kids, if they see it and like the way it looks they'll pick it up, lol.

Whats your picks?
Hope you enjoyed~

Saturday, October 12, 2013

News, New Books, Read-A-Thon

   Hey everyone, so I have completely been neglecting my fellow bloggers and checking their reviews and updates and my goodreads groups and for that I'm sorry. I guess I still need to learn time management. I really want to give you readers more than just book reviews of the books I read, and I don't want to get caught up in doing just book tours all the time either as I've noticed with a few bloggers, I'm sure not on purpose. However I'm not on any of the blog tour sites yet I do know of a few out there and do want to sign up for one of them, let me ask you which one do you like?

   So tomorrow is Sunday which means Cover Love Sunday and the theme is YA books, already picked out one need to think of a couple more for you.
I'm am trying to find features and memes I think I can keep up with but so many are for the new book they've got new books coming out, and I'm not able to make weekly or even biweekly book hauls, though believe me I wish I could, nor am I fully aware of all the new books coming out sad to say but true, yes I have my eye on some but still, heck I'm still working on reading books that came out 4 years ago so whats that say, also so many series are out there and I'm prone to find each and every one of them I swear. I understand the meaning of a diamond in the rough and you want to know what it means, thats what a stand alone book is, lol.

   I have been on an e-book frenzy lately though, free e-books, even though I don't have an e-reader using my laptop. Ive been reading a series Law of the Lycan by Nicky Charles so far there are five books and I've read four of them The Mating, The Keeping, The Finding are one timeline I just finished Bonded which is 0.5 of the series and in a different timeline surrounding different events and Betrayed: Days of the Rouge is its sequel and I think I'm going to be taking a little break before I read that one because, and I'll elaborate more in my review for Bonded, but I didn't like how it ended and I just need to soak that in for a little bit, just like how I didn't write the review for it right away other wise I would of be going off just about how it ended.
 On top of those I've found at feedbooks: Smolder (Dragon Souls 1) by Penelope Fletcher apparently theres a sequel that should be coming out soon. On smashwords found Unenchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale 1) by Chanda Hahn the other two are not free just so you know.

   I've also been asked to review Wind and Shadow by Tori L. Ridgewood so I got a e-book copy courtesy of Bookpr Services.

   I bought a full trilogy the other day they are a hardcover books and each one was $11. Time travel, romance, demons sounds cool right. I also like that the cover are the color of the jewel.

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy, #2)Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3)

   I've also been rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. That is before I start reading Law of the Lycan series.

   I thought about doing something I saw on another blog a while ago I forget who and I'm not try to steel their idea so if this seems familiar tell me where you've seen it. But I thought I would let you pick one of my next book I read once a week I would list 3 or 4 books and that would be on my reading along with other books for that week that I've picked. These books will manly be books that I keep meaning to get to but find something else to read instead, sometimes you may see the same book often. Let me know what you think.

   So the Read-A-Thon I found through another blog that doing it it's a 10 day R.A.T that started yesterday, the 11th, and since I'm going to be reading anyway why not and it'll give me a chance to look at other blogs. Its the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon and the sign up is open till the 18th. I'll be making an updates post that I'll update each day. And it will have my goals aswell.

  More to come, Hope you enjoyed~

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Release of An Incurable Insanity

Simi K. Rao’s contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, will be released on October 8, 2013.

"In Rao's debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love.... An often intoxicating... will-they-or-won't-they tale."- KIRKUS REVIEWS

Shaan is a recent 27 year old aerospace masters grad, who lands the perfect job in a leading aeronautics and space exploration company in Los Angeles. At the urging of his parents' he goes down the traditional arranged marriage route, leaving behind a lover and a complicated relationship in Los Angeles. As a result, Shaan and Ruhi's marriage has an awkward and uncomfortable start. The begrudging spouses make a pact: Ruhi will stay with Shaan in the United States only long enough to avoid embarrassment from their family and peers. Ruhi, remaining optimistic thinks that she can use this time to try and win Shaan's heart, but to no avail. Follow Ruhi and Shaan on a roller coaster ride as they attempt to be “friends without benefits” and expose their true selves to each other in search of love and happiness.

While An Incurable Insanity provides fascinating glimpses into traditional Indian culture, it is an intriguing love story with universal appeal.

Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The inspiration for An Incurable Insanity came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances.




Book excerpt:

"Here... lunch." She pushed a box towards him.
"I don't want it."
"I feel awkward."
"But you never felt that way before, so why now?" You took me for granted. She stared reproachfully at him.
"It's different now." My perspective has changed. I behaved like a slave master, it's humiliating. He stared right back.
She pretended to appear disinterested, "you can eat it, give it to your friends or throw it away. This is all I can do to pay you back right now."
"You don't have to worry about paying me back. It's the least that I can do to make up for what I've put you through."
Her chair knocked sharply against the wall, as she jumped to her feet. "What? You think that's compensation enough? Nothing you do will give me back what I've lost! Yes, I agreed to marry you because I was blind and innocent! But who gave you the right to destroy my life, especially since you were having an affair and there was no hope for us? You treated me as if I was a disposable object! Why? Tell me why?"
"Yes I know I'm the worst kind of cad! But my hands were tied! My grandfather was on his death bed, I had no choice!" He snapped back gripping the counter till his knuckles turned white.
Walking up to him, she said softly, "Yes you had  a choice. You could have walked away. You could have been a man."

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