Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Release Day: The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout! #Giveaway #Excerpt @InkSlingerPR

I don't know about you, but I'm always excited about upcoming books from Jennifer L. Armentrout, and her newest book, THE RETURN, has just released!!! :D
 Thanks to InkSlinger PR, I've got a lovely excerpt and giveaway to share with you all!

So, without further ado, here's the Release Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's THE RETURN! THE RETURN is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Titan Series. Seth is looking to be just as dangerously delicious as we all hoped!!

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Booksamillion 

THE RETURN Excerpt:

Shaking my head, I pivoted around and walked down the long hall to my dorm room. As I reached the door, the shiver was at the base of my spine again, dancing its way up until it traveled across my shoulders. My heart turned over heavily and I closed my eyes.

Twice in one day.
Oh God.
I’d never felt this more than once in any span of several days.

Swallowing hard, I wrapped my fingers around the doorknob, battling the urge to turn and scan the hall, because I knew no one would be there.

Dragging in a deep breath, I opened the door and stepped inside the room. My brows flew up, and I forgot about the feeling as I closed the door behind me.

Erin was sprawled on the floor, palms pressed down on a mat, her spandex-covered behind jutting up toward the sky. She turned her head, peering at me from under her armpit.

Her armpit.

 “How in the world do you get your neck to bend like that without killing yourself?” I asked.

 “Skills, yo.”

Erin did yoga and meditation religiously, saying it helped merge her yin and yang together or something. She’d once told me she had a hell of a mean streak, and contorting herself into painful-looking positions helped keep “good vibrations” around her. Which was strange, because I’d never seen Erin lose her temper in the two years I’d known her.

Erin unfolded herself from some kind of downward dog or upward pony and grinned at me. “Check under the bed.”

 Curious, I dropped my bag and stepped over her legs. Bending down, I lifted the bedspread and my eyes grew to the size of saucers when I spotted the bottle. I snatched it up and clutched it to my chest as I whipped toward her. “José!”

Her grin spread into a smile. “The best boyfriend ever.” 

THE RETURN Synopsis:

 The Fates are cackling their bony asses off...

It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody--which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.    

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.  

 



I'm definitely excited for the first book of Jennifer L. Armentrout's Titan series, The Return!

Who else is excited?

Waiting on Wednesday (36): Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger!!! #KodyKeplinger

 
"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!


LYING OUT LOUD
by Kody Keplinger

Hitting the shelves on April 28, 2015 from Poppy

Kody Keplinger returns to the world of The DUFF in this brand-new companion novel!

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go.

Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with -- secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross.

Ryder's the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand -- a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed.

But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually like him. Only there's one small catch: he thinks he's been talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she's the girl he's really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both Ryder and Amy?

MY THOUGHTS

I absolutely LOVED The Duff!!! With the movie adaptation coming out this week, and the release date for Lying Out Loud quickly approaching, I thought that today was the perfect day to have it as my Waiting on Wednesday choice!!! :D

I'm so excited for this one, and I really can't wait to get to see some Wesley and Bianca...since his sister is in this book, you just know we'll be seeing at least some of them!!!! :D

Are you excited for Lying Out Loud, too?
And what are you waiting for?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cover Reveal: Becoming the Whiskey Princess by Toni Aleo #CoverReveal

I'm going to go straight into it because this cover is just too gorgeous to not share! So, here it is, the cover for


BECOMING THE WHISKEY PRINCESS.....


About Becoming The Whiskey Princess...
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, ‘til almost death do they part…

Amberlyn Reilly took a risk and found a new life in Ireland. She did something drastic and jumped in front of a loaded gun for the one she knew she couldn’t lose. And with her mother’s last request, she did more than fall in love. She fell into Declan O’Callaghan—with her eyes wide open and her damaged heart and soul leading the way.

When Irish-born Declan O’Callaghan spotted Amberlyn across the lake, he knew his life was about to change. And it did. Now he has everything he’s ever dreamed of —he’s marrying for love, and with that love, the family distillery will now be his as long as he marries before the deadline.

Things are moving fast. It’s now or never. And as their beautiful relationship grows, time is something these two don’t have a lot of. Declan’s and Amberlyn’s souls are tightly tethered, but will the questions and second thoughts of others prevent them from having a life they’ve both only begun to dream of? Will family and the obligations that come with the O’Callaghan name push them to their breaking point? Or has the Whiskey Prince truly found his happily ever after taking Amberlyn as his Princess?
RELEASE: February 16th, 2015


GRAB THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES TODAY!

The Whiskey Prince

AVAILABLE ON

ABOUT TONI ALEO

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins seriesTaking ShotsTrying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.

When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.

She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.




I absolutely LOVE this cover!!! I love the way that the font for "Whiskey Princess" shines like a diamond and the wedding rings are peeking out at the bottom. But most of all, I love the dress so much! And the way that the photo is shot is gorgeous and so classy, and just so absolutely beautiful, breathtaking and timeless! It's seriously stunning! :D

What do you think of the cover for Becoming the Whiskey Princess?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Amour Amour Blog Tour: 5 Behind-the-Scenes Facts about Amour Amour!!! #BehindTheScenes #GuestPost #Giveaways


Title: Amour Amour
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Standalone New Adult Romance
Pub Date: December 12th, 2014

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22888864-amour-amour
Amazon: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Love is a circus

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"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”



The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”



When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future--acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world. 



Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.



This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage. 



*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content* 
AUTHOR BIO

Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

5 Behind-the-Scenes Facts about Amour Amour

  1. All of the circus apparatuses shown in the book are our favorites! There are a variety of apparatuses in the circus, but the ones that made the cut for Amour Amour were those we’d grown fond of through research and watching live performances. The teeterboard, Russian swing, aerial silk, aerial hoop, Chinese pole, trapeze, Russian bar, and Wheel of Death. In the first Cirque du Soleil show we ever saw, Corteo, we fell most in love with the teeterboard, so it holds a special place in our hearts.

  2. John was meant to be a minor character. John Ruiz had a bit of the “Connor Cobalt” syndrome (Connor Cobalt is a fan-favorite character from the Addicted series) where we never planned to keep him for more than a chapter. We wrote him sitting at a bar, and he was supposed to have a couple lines and never be in another scene again. Well, those few lines made an impression on us, the same way that Connor Cobalt did. John was never a planned character, but he just had to stick around. And he turned out to be one of the biggest secondary characters in the book.

  3. Thora’s first time gambling on slots… pretty much mirrors ours. We were in Vegas, and we thought we won BIG TIME. There were so many lines and noises and pings and we were like, “we just won a jackpot!” and then we realized, oh wait, we won about fifty cents. FIFTY CENTS. Slot machines celebrate for every quarter, and we didn’t even realize.

  4.  We had multiple versions of this book before the final one. In the very first version, Thora was already in the circus. The next version, she was a rigger (harnessed the artists) and not even a performer. And then once we decided to strip it all away, rewind ourselves and Thora—her aspiring to be in the circus, her living in Ohio, not yet Vegas—we knew we landed on the right beginning. The one we most definitely love the best :)

  5. The Addicted series cameos in Amour Amour! We’d always planned for Fizzle to be brought up through Fizz Life, Diet Fizz, and other Fizzle products to denote that this is the same world as the Addicted series. We never planned for anything else, but as we kept writing, we saw more and more opportunities and places the Addicted world should be mentioned. And if you’ve read to the end of Amour Amour, the Addicted series even has a substantial impact on this book. If you’re new to our work, you don’t need to read the Addicted series beforehand. You’ll understand everything, we promise :)

GIVEAWAYS

*Kindle Paperwhite
*3 Signed Paperbacks of AMOUR AMOUR

Both giveaways are open internationally!

TO ENTER FILL OUT THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW
(MAKE SURE TO ENTER BOTH!!!):


To follow the rest of the Amour Amour blog tour, you can find the schedule at Krista and Becca's blog, here: http://kbritchie.com/2/post/2014/12/amour-amour-blog-tour-schedule.html

I don't know about you, but I love learning behind-the-scenes facts!!! 
I'm especially eager to see cameos from characters from the Addicted series in Amour Amour!!!

What about you?
Did you like learning some behind-the-scenes fun?
And are you excited to read Amour Amour?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

My Bookish Christmas Wishlist! :D

It's that time of year again where family, friends, co-workers, and every awesome acquaintance in between gets together. And in some cases that involves exchanging gifts for Secret Santas! My lovely Edmonton Book Blogger group is getting together once again, so I decided to make my wishlist here on my blog! 

So, these are the awesome book-tastic goodies on my wishlist this year!!! :D


THE BOOKS!

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon )

From YouTube sensation Zoella comes a debut coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures what it means to grow up and fall in love in today's digital world. "Girl Online "is the first book to be published by Keywords Press, an imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today's digital stars. "I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not... But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life."

Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love--and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover--and her closest friendship--forever.


Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten.

Now she’s out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why.


When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago. But the truth gets muddled in her dangerous attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend, and the Hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine reemerged.


Now and For Never by Lesley Livingston
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Past and present collide on the high seas when Clare and Allie hurtle back in time once more in a perilous attempt to retrieve Marcus Donatus—Allie’s blast-from-the-past crush—and put an end, once and for all, to the Time Monkey Shenanigans. But when Clare and Allie unexpectedly find themselves temporal stowaways on a Roman warship full of looted Celtic gold, sailing straight for the heart of a magic-fuelled maelstrom, there’s not much they can do but hang on for the ride—and hope Milo can tap into the Druid lore trapped in his genius brain to help bring them home, before it’s too late. The only thing that’s going to save Clarinet Reid and Allie McAllister now is if they join forces with old enemies, new loves … and unexpected friends.
Winter's Kiss by Jennifer Echols
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Cozy up to a double dose of winter-themed romantic comedy with two books in one bind-up.
 

Lexi has come up with a master plan to make Cameron break up with her: get him to fall for another girl so she’ll be free (and guilt-free, too). But when the plan goes well—too well—Lexi starts to wonder if she hasn’t made a terrible mistake. Has she let the perfect guy get away? And is it too late to get him back?

Meanwhile, Hayden and Nick’s steamy relationship has ended in a frosty breakup, and now they’re just friends. But when they decide to go head-to-head in a boarding contest, the friendly competition gets heated….Will sparks start to fly on and off the slopes?

Wings by Elizabeth Richards
(Buy Links: Indigo | Amazon)

Following the cliffhanger ending of Phoenix, Natalie finds herself separated from Ash and unexpectedly reunited with her parents, including the father she thought was dead. But she can only think of Ash. She hasn't heard a word of him since she and Elijah were brought to the underground headquarters of the Sentry Rebellion. But she vows to find him.

Ash, meanwhile is back in Black City; it's the perfect place to hide from the Sentry government. But not for long. He won't give up on Natalie or bringing an end to the terrible reign of Purian Rose.

A pulse-racing end to an exciting series.


THE BOOK-CESSARIES!

BOOKMARKS!
You can never have too many bookmarks, especially neat ones! 

Doctor Who!!!


Here's a three pack of bookmarks with the 10th and 11th Doctors and the Police Call Box (Tardis!!!)! :D

(Buy Link: Etsy Listing)

Harry Potter!!!

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!"

(Buy Link: Etsy Listing)

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Pretty much anything book-related is always nice for a booklover! :D Totebags, bookish jewelery, book-ends, and bookshelves are also always neat ideas! ;D


THE TEA STUFF!

MUGS!
Tea and books ALWAYS go together, so I'm always up for a new mug! ;D 

Here are a couple awesome ones that I found from Indigo/Chapters! :D



SLY FOX MUG
(Buy Link: Indigo)



READING IS SEXY
(Buy Link: Indigo)




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 Well, that's my wishlist!

What's on yours?