Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (27): A Thousand Pieces of You!!!

 
"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It gives us the chance to fangirl over all of the books that we can't wait to read!


A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

Hitting the shelves on November 4, 2014 from Harper Teen

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.


MY THOUGHTS

I love parallel universe stories, and this one sounds really interesting! I haven't read any of Claudia Gray's other books yet, but I am extremely intrigued by A Thousand Pieces of You...and I have to admit that this cover really caught my eye! I've actually been smitten with this book since I first saw the cover and read the blurb months ago! I can't wait for it to come out in November! :D

Who else can't wait to read A Thousand Pieces of You?
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tea Tuesdays! (13): Today's Tea is...After Eight!! #Giveaway

I'm totally obsessed with tea, so every Tuesday, I'm sharing one of my favourites...and maybe sometimes something just totally awesome and tea-related.

My biggest tea obsession is definitely loose tea! If you're new to loose tea, check out my first Tea Tuesday post and see how easy it is to brew! You can also click my "Tea Tuesdays!" button above to see my previous tea posts! :D

Today's Tea is Steeped Tea's AFTER EIGHT!

Steeped Tea's catalogue describes AFTER EIGHT as "Just like the rich chocolate thin mint, this tea is great after a meal!" 
I have to agree with that! It is great after a meal, but it's also delicious at pretty much any time. It's a black tea, and it definitely has a rich chocolate flavour with a subtle hint of mint. I absolutely love this tea, and for the last couple of weeks, I've been having it as a latte...and boy is it gooooood!!! :D I've also had it just by itself, and that's fantastic, too...but I'm definitely enjoying it as a latte!

Here, take a peek:

I've only recently started drinking Steeped Tea, and already I love some of their flavours! I still love DAVIDsTEA, too, but I'm definitely enjoying trying out more and more of Steeped Tea's teas!!! :D

I first got to try Steeped Tea when my friend Kristilyn (from Reading in Winter...and she's recently become a Steeped Tea consultant, too!) had a party, and the lovely consultant who told us all about Steeped Tea was Christa Jones!!!

You can follow Christa on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you can check out her Steeped Tea website, here. I'd definitely recommend her Facebook and Instagram at the very least...she has some awesome posts and shares some really great pictures! :D

Just like me, Christa's also a huge fan of the delicious AFTER EIGHT, and she has been generous enough to donate a 100g bag of AFTER EIGHT for one lucky winner!!! The giveaway is limited to Canadians though! Sorry about that, but it has to do with restrictions on shipping, sales and all those customs and duty mumbo jumbo. :P

So, I'm not gonna make you wait any longer, check out the giveaway I've got where you can win some After Eight for yourself! It ends October 3rd...so you should have lots of time to enter! ;D

GIVEAWAY

* 1 Winner will receive one 100g bag of Steeped Tea's AFTER EIGHT tea
* Canadians Only
* Must be 13 years or older to enter
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* Giveaway ends October 3rd at 11:59 PM (MST).

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Who would love to win some After Eight?!
And what tea are you loving right now?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Wicked (Wicked #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I have an AMAZING cover reveal for you all today!! It's for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s upcoming Wicked Trilogy. It releases on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!

So...are you excited yet?!

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Alright...I think you're ready now!!!
Here it is!!! 

PRE-ORDER: Amazon

WICKED Synopsis:

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


Thank you to Jennifer L. Armentrout and InkSlinger PR for sharing this fabulous cover with me! I'm so glad they let me share it with you all!

As I said, I think this cover is gorgeous!!! I love the water, the couple, and I think that the text is absolutely breathtaking!!! I also just can't wait to read this book! I think it's gonna be amazing! :D

What do you think?
Do you like the cover?
And are you looking forward to reading Wicked?
 

Release Day: Playing for Passion Boxed Set!!! :D #Giveaway #ReleaseDay

Playing for Passion
Publication Date: September 15, 2014


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Love is the name of the game in this limited-edition boxed set of sizzling sports romances. Twelve New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and award-winning authors put you right in the action with scintillating stories of hot athletes and the women who prove love is the ultimate game-changer.

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips: Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men—until charismatic team owner Ian Dare turns a kiss into an assault on her senses and she learns she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. They complete each other, but Riley's past is closer than she cares to remember—and her struggles against Ian’s dominance might cost her everything.

Add to GoodreadsBreaking Away by Toni Aleo: Phillip and Reese are happy in their single lives. They do what, who, and how they want, but from the moment they meet, attraction is undeniable. Soon, they’re willing to get tangled in the sheets. But one night turns into two, and two into three, until they find themselves in a repeated dance of “One Last Time” that has the potential to be more.

Hook Me by Chelle Bliss: Michael Gallo found his calling in life—he wants to kick ass. The title is no longer enough—he must capture the woman of his dreams.

Bigger than Beckham by V.K. Sykes: Sports mogul and soccer star Tony Branch takes one look at sexy Martha Winston and her soccer team and decides he wants both. But Martha has no intention of submitting to Tony’s demands—until he gives her no choice!

Love Bats Last by Pamela Aares: The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. But what he can’t seem to run is his love life. When love’s in the game you can’t play it safe...

Schooling the Player by Allie K. Adams: Women throw themselves at star pitcher Zach “Breaker” Evans, and he plays the field. When curvy Becca Porter moves in next door and treats him as nothing more than a neighbor, he goes all-out for her attention. One night, one party, and one winner-takes-all bet, changes everything.

Crashing the Boards by Jami Davenport: Professional party crasher Izzy Maxwell needs team captain and reluctant party guest Cooper Black’s cooperation, but he can’t get past his hockey team’s relocation to Seattle. Can Izzy melt his frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?

Breakaway by Catherine Gayle: Dana Campbell’s panic attacks make it impossible for her to have a normal relationship with a man. She asks her brother’s best friend, Eric Zellinger, for help. As the captain of the struggling Portland Storm, he can’t lose focus—but he can’t say no to Dana, either.

Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky: When cocky star pitcher DJ Thomas slams reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger in an interview, Sam seduces him even as she uses their notoriety to promote her kids music program. Can Sam and DJ's blazing relationship survive when DJ's son begs to trade Little League for music class?

Inside Heat by Roz Lee: Identical twins Jeff and Jason Holder share everything on and off the field, including Megan Long. When Jeff is injured, he could lose everything he loves: Megan, his brother, and his career. It’s going to take more than physical therapy to mend relationships and get him back on the mound. It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love.

Fire on Ice by Dakota Madison: Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star on stage. After Taylor Thompson's heart was shattered by her high school's most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete, but after a chance meeting with Kian, Taylor's walls are in danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

Game Misconduct by Bianca Sommerland: Oriana Delgado’s father owns the Dartmouth Cobras, but he doesn’t own her. When he treats her future like another play, she changes the rules and picks her own lineup. But the intended deke turns into the real thing, and the game can’t be won in one lusty night.

GIVEAWAY

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Print copy of Dare to Submit by Carly Phillips 
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Mindy Klasky Print Book (US ONLY)
Mindy Klasky eBook
Vanessa Kelly VK Sykes 3 ebook Anthology
Vanessa Kelly Print book
Print Fielder’s Choice by Pamela Aares
Print Thrown by Love by Pamela Aares
Love Bats Last Tote
 
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I'm sure some of you have already noticed, but I'm a HUGE Sports Romance fan, and I absolutely love this boxed set idea!!! I love that you can get a book from so many different authors and that you'll get to try them all out!

I've had my copy of the Playing for Passion Boxed Set pre-ordered for a while already, so I've got my copy! But, if you're new to sports romances and are thinking about trying them, you should definitely check the Playing for Passion Boxed Set out!!! It's an AMAZING deal----just $0.99!!!!

Are you going to be getting your copy??
And who else LOVES Sports Romances? :D

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield

 Life Next Door (Love Not Included #2) by J.D. Hollyfiend comes out on November 3rd, but today I've got the fabulous cover to show you, and if you keep reading, there's a giveaway, too! ;D

Life Next Door (Love Not Included #2) by J.D. Hollyfield  
Publication Date: November 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance

Synopsis

There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Pricilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor. Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape. However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Priscilla worries that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflĂ©. Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.
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About J.D. Hollyfield

J.D Hollyfield currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, son and three doxies. As a Creative Designer by day, she enjoys spending her spare time with her nose in a good book. This obsession inspired her to test out her own creative ability. With her love for romance books and a head full of book boyfriends, this encouraged her to bring her own story to life and create her first novel.

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I absolutely love this cover! It's so cute! And I love the sound of the story!

What do you think?