Thursday, October 30, 2014

Addicted After All Blog Tour: The Addicted Characters Encounter an Alien Invasion!!!

As you might know, I'm a HUGE fan of Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted series, and I'm so excited today to be able share this awesome guest post that I have for the Addicted After All blog tour!!! :D Check it out below, and make sure you enter the fantastic giveaway that the Krista and Becca Ritchie are having for the release of Addicted After All! :D

ADDICTED AFTER ALL TOUR

THE ADDICTED CHARACTERS ENCOUNTER AN ALIEN INVASION

Throughout these tours, The Addicted Characters have been stranded on an island and have had to deal with zombies. So it’s only fitting that their next task is to encounter some aliens. These aren’t the friendliest aliens but they’re not The 5th Wave kinda aliens ready to destroy every human in their wake either. They want to co-exist with the humans, but of course, war will be had. Who will survive? Who will the Aliens want to join them? It’s time to find out.

LILY CALLOWAY
When word spread that aliens have arrived on Earth, she’d be immediately excited and the next second she would be terrified. Unless they are Roswell aliens, she’d want nothing to do with them. When the war starts, she would leave with Lo and find a bunker to hide out in. They wouldn’t “off” themselves like they would with the zombies – because there is greater chance for a peaceful existence with the aliens.

LOREN HALE
Like we said above, he’d go find a bunker with Lily. Or maybe even a secluded house. They’d hide out and stay connected with their family to learn of updates on the alien force—all while wishing their superpowers would kick in.


DAISY CALLOWAY
Daisy would be the first person to sign up for the Anti-Alien Army. Ready to fight against the Aliens and protect the country. She’d want to have some adventure and the Army would be traveling all over. It also helps that Ryke would be there too.


RYKE MEADOWS
He would be torn about leaving his brother behind or following Daisy, but ultimately (like Daisy) he wouldn’t be able to stay in one place for so long. He’d have to travel and fight for his beliefs. And he’d want to be by Daisy’s side—to keep her out of trouble and protect her from aliens (and humans).

CONNOR COBALT
The aliens would seek him out. They’d want to discuss alien-human affairs to try and start building bridges. If that didn’t work, they’d try to abduct him to keep him as one of their own.


ROSE CALLOWAY
She would go to school to learn the new Alien Language and then help Connor with intergalactic affairs. If the aliens tried to abduct her husband while in her presence—she’d kill them all.


The End.




Title: Addicted After All
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted #3
Pub Date: October 31st, 2014

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18308270-addicted-after-all
Amazon: Purchase links not available until October 31st

SUMMARY
Two addicts. One epic love story. 

Prepare for the worst. 

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore. 

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst. 

Her sex drive is out of control. 

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve. 

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after.



**AUTHORS' NOTE**
Due to the 2-year gap between Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) and Addicted After All (Addicted #3), you must read Thrive (Addicted #2.5) or the Calloway Sisters spin-off series before reading Addicted After All.
AUTHOR BIOS

Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter and their website: kbritchie.com

AUTHOR LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest

GIVEAWAY

*Kindle Paperwhite
*3 Signed Paperbacks of ADDICTED AFTER ALL

Both giveaways are open internationally!

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Are you excited for Addicted After All to come out? :D
And did you enjoy Krista and Becca Ritchie's guest post?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday(31): Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton!! #SportsRomance #JaciBurton #PlayByPlay

 
"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!



QUARTBACK DRAW
(Play by Play #9) 
by JACI BURTON

Hitting the shelves on February 3, 2015 from Berkeley Trade

Playing For Keeps

Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star—flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling.

Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz and camera flashes, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn’t have time for fun—much less a boyfriend—but Grant seems determined to be the exception to Katrina’s rule.

Their explosive chemistry is undeniable, but Katrina’s afraid to let go and rely on anyone but herself. Grant intends to ease her fears and prove he’s a man of style and substance

MY THOUGHTS

I'm a HUGE fan of Jaci Burton's Play by Play series, and I'm super excited for Quarterback Draw! :D I'm pretty much always ridiculously excited for any books in this series though...I honestly just can't get enough! haha 

Anyone else super excited for Quarterback Draw?
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tea Tuesdays! (15): Today's Tea is...TOASTED ALMOND! @SteepedTeaInc #SteepedTea #LooseLeafLovin #LovinMySteeped

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.

Recently my biggest tea obsession has been 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

Recently, I took the plunge and decided to take my passion for tea to a whole new level...and I signed up to be an independent Steeped Tea consultant (My Steeped Tea Website | My Steeped Tea Facebook page)! This might be dangerous...that much tea so easily at my fingertips! haha I have found some amazing new teas though! 

Today's tea is Steeped Tea's TOASTED ALMOND!


TOASTED ALMOND is a super scrumptious black that has bits of almonds in it...it's so tasty! :D I never used to really enjoy the taste of nuts (other than flavours peanuts :P) before I started drinking more tea, and now I love nutty teas! :D

In the catalogue, Steeped Tea has this to say about TOASTED ALMOND, "You'll go nuts for the intense aroma of almonds in this black tea!"

I definitely agree...it's so intense, and yummy, yummy, yummy! :D

TOASTED ALMOND kind of reminds me of DAVIDsTEA's Forever Nuts (featured on my second Tea Tuesdays! post, here!), but it's not fruity. TOASTED ALMOND is a bit richer, and its a darker blend. :D  It also has caffeine which is nice on mornings when I'm a bit tired, and it also has all natural flavours, while Forever Nuts does have some artificial ones. I kind of always ignored the whole artificial flavour aspect in teas before, but with Steeped Tea, I've been more conscious, and they've impressed me, too. :D

What do you think?
Are you a fan of black teas? What about teas with nuts in them?
And what's your take on artificial vs. natural flavours in your teas? Does that impact whether you buy or drink a product?

And what's your favourite tea right now? :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cover Catch-Up (17): Breathtaking Covers!!! :D

In "Cover Catch-Up" I share some covers that have either been recently revealed, or that I've just found and really wanted to share. 

This week I've got three covers for you! Two are contemporaries, and the final one (and my favourite!) is for a sequel in an amazing fantasy trilogy!!! :D

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Okay, here's the first cover! It's for Kasie West's THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND! :)

 

I just love how adorable this cover is! I love the colours, and the picture itself! It just looks so fun and fresh, and that really appeals to me for a contemporary read. :D

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The second cover today is for Colleen Hoover's CONFESS! :D

 

Again, I LOVE the colour! I also love the overlaying images in this over. With the canvas-like material on top, and the photo underneath, it's extremely interesting and intriguing! It's also fairly simple, but extremely eye-catching! :D This cover just really blows me away, and I can't wait to read Confess! :D

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And my final cover for today is for THE WINNER'S CURSE, book 2 in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Trilogy!



I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS COVER!!! So much love for this cover! I love the colour, the way the girl is posed, and how the sword fits right into the text! I also love that it matches PERFECTLY with the cover for The Winner's Curse! The fact that I absolutely cannot wait for The Winner's Crime could also be a reason why I love this cover! ;) haha

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What do you think?
Do you love these covers as much as I do?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Release Day: GAME ON by Collette West!!! #GameOn #ColletteWest #JillysGirls


Game On

by Collette West
Publication Date:
October 17, 2014   
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Smashwords

Synopsis

Pitching phenom Bruce "Jilly" Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he's painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin. Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone. Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly's life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he's about to become her new leading man.

About Collette West

Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold- out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven. Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com. She is the author of NIGHT GAMES and GAME CHANGER.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

GIVEAWAY


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm so ridiculously excited for GAME ON's release today! I was lucky enough to get to beta read it, and I loved it! Now I can't wait to reread it, and I'm so excited to see what Collette has added in!!! :D

I'm also one of #JillysGirls! Check out Collette's collage of Jilly fans (I'm in the bottom right corner of the collage! ;D)


Who else is super excited for Game On?