Thursday, January 31, 2013

Author/Book Spotlight: Rachel A Olson

                 Today on LeBookSquirrel We are VERY proud to be Spotlighting Rachel A. Olson!!!!

                                        
                       
Is love worth having even if it's not meant to be kept?

After a series of strange and deadly events, Fia Dannii discovers what it is truly like to live after death. Stuck in the in-between, Fia sets out to discover what in life she missed that would be preventing her from passing on. When Dion walks into her life after death, Fia struggles to believe that he holds the key to her afterlife, and her heart. Fia has to choose between loving Dion or walking the earth forever as an entity, stuck in the in-between.




                           Excerpts from The Seventh Layer: 
                                (Excerpts are in no particular order)
 **He managed to maintain a certain gentleness as he devoured me in a desperate kiss, arduously grinding his prominence into my half numb thigh. My skin began to itch, then tingle, and finally burn. I arched into him as his velvety lips worked down my neck and lingered along my collarbone. His hands with nimble fluidity swiftly removed every article I wore. Raw desire undulated through my veins and pooled in my quivering belly. I was so swept up by the tides of Gianni’s manipulations that I didn’t notice how quickly he’d removed his own accouterment until I felt the blazing satin that was his skin, sliding seductively against my own.



**The facet behind my eyelids turned to flame, reddish orange swooping and spinning like the world around me. Bright white light engulfed me, my body lifting into the air. I couldn't open my eyes, couldn't bare to see the carnage that festered in the emergency room, but the rampant pounding of someone else's heartbeat put a murmur in my own. Undeniable warmth filled me to the brim, insatiable love reverberating from the fire and light.

**“I do not belong in your bed.” I could feel his discomfort, the fire behind my lids quivered nervously.
“Don't be obtuse, Abrax. I'm already on the threshold of sleep. We aren't without our clothes and aren't attempting any sort of horizontal dancing.”





                                          Is love worth having even if it's not meant to be kept?

After a series of strange and deadly events, Fia Dannii discovers what it is truly like to live after death. Stuck in the in-between, Fia sets out to discover what in life she missed that would be preventing her from passing on. When Dion walks into her life after death, Fia struggles to believe that he holds the key to her afterlife, and her heart. Fia has to choose between loving Dion or walking the earth forever as an entity, stuck in the in-between.




                          Excerpts from Love During Death: 
                                       (Excerpts are in no particular order)

**“If you keep swooning like that, I’m going to wonder if you’ve ever been on a real date.” He buried his nose in her hair again and pulled her closer to him as they walked through the front door of one of Fia’s favorite chicken wing joints. “Stop being so damn delicious and I’ll stop swooning,” Fia said under her breath.
“I heard that.”

**“No matter what anyone says, I believe that love happens sooner rather than later. It’s the trials and tribulations of life in a relationship that test the strength of that love, not its validity.”No matter what anyone says, I believe that love happens sooner rather than later. It’s the trials and tribulations of life in a relationship that test the strength of that love, not its validity.”

**“Mmhmm. And once you’re given clearance to leave, I’m taking you to my home, and I’m not letting you leave my bed.” Fia giggled, heat rushing to her cheeks.

ABOUT RACHEL:
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Book Signing - The Seventh Layer 9/15/2012

I first discovered my passion for writing when I was in 4th grade. I wrote a children's story for a school project about a man who created his own pet - a blob that ate everything. Little did I know that the entire school was participating in this project, not just my class. When deadline came, all books were sent to a group of college students, who then read and rated them. It became a big event at the school. Parents came to listen to students' stories read aloud, some kids winning prizes for individuality, penmanship, grammar, the works. I sat patiently as they announced the winners, knowing in my heart of hearts that my book was nothing special. Then came the grand prize. The student who had the best book out of the entrire elementary school. The top dog. My mind raced with name after name of who I thought should win. Never once did I ever think it would be me. They had to repeat my name three times. I heard them every time, but was in too much shock to make my legs work.

Where you Can Find Rachel!!!!

Website: http://rachelaolson.com
Blog: http://parasupernormalism.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/AuthorRachelAolson
Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/authorrachelaolson
Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitesouljamma
Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/rachelaolson

Monday, January 28, 2013

Disarming By Alexia Purdy Blog Tour Stop!!






                                               Disarming (Reign of Blood #2)
                                          By Alexia Purdy


Blurb:
The world has changed. One must adapt to survive or hold on to the crumbling shards of humanity.
April continues to hold her fragile world together, but the ties that hold her family together are quickly unraveling. Rumors of a massive human underground settlement draw her to the shadows of the city once more in search of other survivors more like her, even with the hybrid vampires opposing her every move.
The darkness hides secrets along with the continued threat the Feral Vampires create, but a greater evil hides within the city. Something tells April that the humans will be less than welcoming of her, and that's if she can find them before the Vampires do. Joining sides with the enemy might be the only choice she has left.

Links to Purchase Disarming
 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Disarming-Reign-Blood-2-ebook/dp/B00ATNB3UO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356840887&sr=8-1&keywords=disarming+alexia 

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FYI - Ever Shade By Alexia Purdy is FREE on Amazon currently! Click HERE TO GRAB IT!




*COVER REVEAL*UNBEAUTIFULLY LOVED By Emma Grayson



                                                           COMING IN APRIL


                                  Unbeautifully Loved (Unbeautiful Life # 1) by Emma Grayson

Blurb:
On the run from her dark and painful past, Lexie Todd is finally forced by her best friend Mollie into settling into a new place for the first time in months. Having been hurt in more ways than one in the past, the last thing Lexie is expecting or wanting is to meet someone as persistent and annoying but incredibly gorgeous as Lukas Gunn.

When an incident leaves Lexie banged up and rattled, Lukas knows there’s more to her than meets the eye as something is haunting her to the core making him nothing but determined to make her his and protect her from whatever it is that casts the dark painful shadow behind her eyes.

But when her past shows up and pulls Lexie back into the nightmare she already once escaped while leaving her closest loved ones in danger it’s up to Lukas to save her from her darkest nightmare relived.

Will Lukas be able to save Lexie? Or will Lexie succumb only having known what it’s like to be Unbeautifully Loved?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Exposing Kitty Langley By Deanna Kinney *5 stars*


For almost four years, Kitty Langley has been part of a ‘mean girls’ group called the Bee Hives, the most hated and feared girls at West Windrake High. That is until she witnesses their relentless attack on her former childhood friend. Making a drastic decision, she takes a stand against the dreaded B’s and thus becomes their new enemy and number one target. Now an outcast, not only of the B’s but of the entire school, she will have to pull from her inner strength as she prepares for the persecution she will face in the name of revenge.
Reed Reynolds is not looking for trouble. He just wants to get through his senior year and work on his music in peace. But when he mistakenly kisses Kitty Langley at their annual Masquerade Dance, he is both appalled and intrigued, never having experienced a kiss so powerful. Reed soon finds himself drawn in by this new Kitty and her tolerance for her so called ‘deserved punishment’. But will he endanger himself to defend her against the B’s and the entire school in the name of honor—or more importantly, in the name of love?
A Charity Series Novella, or a stand-alone
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REVIEW
5 STARS

   This is one of those books where your like..great Mean Girls.But wait..there is a catch..A Retired mean girl who has remorse after seeing her one of her friends bullied.She stops the head Bee and with that she is cast out of the group.The entire school goes against Kitty and pummels her down.Reed is one of the very few people who helps Kitty and see's her for her real self.
    This is such a wonderful short read.I loved the characters..I had a great respect for Kitty because lets face it..its not easy going from mean girl to nice girl.I loved that DeAnna brought some of the characters from the Charity Moon series...it was nice seeing familiar faces.My favorite thing about this book is the fact that the character makes such a big turnabout.Sometimes you read the back of a book and are like..I can't like that character.No siree.But then you get sucked into the book and realize Kitty's transformation and the punishment she takes from her peers.Definitely worth reading once,twice and three times!

Recalled By Cambria Hebert *Review 5 STARS*


Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died.

And you were given another chance. A better chance.

This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.

It never is.

And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.

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REVIEW ARC
5 STARS

   Whew what a Rollercoaster of emotions.Cambria has written yet another WINNER!I feel sorry for the main Character Dex.Love or Death is the Premise for Recalled.If you were faced with that decision..what would you choose?Cambria Hebert Weaves a master of a story around that question..Love or Death.Is love worth it?Or is death worth living?Dex dies and becomes a taker.Which means he takes lives for the Grim Reaper.The problem is with the life of the first person he has to take which is Piper..who He saved when he was still alive.Can he do it?No Spoilers from blogger.
    From the moment I picked Recalled up until I put it down I was enthralled.I only had one bone to pick and that was the books location.Im not sure why I didnt like recalled's location but it didnt connect with me.I kept picturing New York rather then Fairbanks.I dont know why but I did.It didnt hurt the story at all though just a personal preference so to speak.This story is going to take your emotions on a ride.Sigh.I wish I could write something about the ending of Recalled but that would be a major spoiler.Read it for Yourself.Enjoy it!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

*COVER REVEAL*Depths By Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt


                                      DEPTHS scheduled release date is: March 12, 2013
                                                   Cover design by: Okay Creations
Cohen Rodriguez, Deo’s hilarious and loyal best friend in LENGTHS, has always been ├╝ber responsible. He’s kept a steady job, is a generally nice guy, and has had the same steady girlfriend for years. But when she breaks up with him because he's 'not impulsive enough,' Cohen's burned up.
But, just maybe, she’s more right than he wants to admit. So he starts to date. A lot. And he meets some really fun, crazy, smart, weird girls. But no one really feels like the one, and the more girls he dates, the more Cohen’s convinced she isn’t really out there. Luckily he has Maren— the girl with the sexy voice who always cracks the best jokes, and who Cohen can talk to about anything, even all of his recent dating mishaps. They've been talking daily for a year…on the phone. They talk about orders for work at first, but eventually Cohen finds out that Maren loves baseball and Thai food and she loves going to the beach in the winter and sketching. He looks forward to his talks with Maren, because, like everything else in his life, they’re safe. Then she asks him. Do you want to meet? It's one thing to chat for an hour or two every day. Meeting face to face could ruin the one and only stable, fun woman in his life. Or it could be the best thing that's ever happened to him. Cohen has to decide if he's ready to let go of his comfortable fantasy and embrace the girl who can change his luck in love.

                     Lengths is on sale now for 1.99 You can purchase it HERE on Amazon!


I believe we are ALL looking forward to this release by the Amazing Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt!!!Grab Lengths if you havent already!Happy Reading and Happy Anticipation of Depths Release!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Review Of Pieces By Michelle Davidson Argyle


Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her ... until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie-in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.
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REVIEW
5 STARS

Having Fallen in L-O-V-E with The Breakaway I was Thrilled to be given the chance to Review Pieces,The Sequel to The Runaway. Michelle Davidson Argyle has a way with words They flow like Buttah.I literally had to pull myself away from the book so I could get some sleep.Naomi is suffering from what is called Stockholm syndrome. She meets Finn and is attracted to him but Jesse who is in jail is still on her mind.What will happen?Who will she choose? Since I don't like many spoilers in my reviews I will leave that at that.Naomi has to deal with her issues throughout this book which she manages to do.I really really liked the ending.Michelle Davidson Argyle Will probrably wack me over the head with a broomstick for saying this but Id love to read a 3rd novel about Naomi..See I can't say with Whom without ruining the book for others.But if you have read it You know who :) If you have not read The Breakaway..what are you waiting for?Read it ENJOY IT!Then when you done with that Move on to Pieces.I promise you WILL NOT be disappointed.By The Way The Breakaway made it on my Blogs Top books of 2012!!!

The Forgotten Ones By Laura Howard


                                           The Forgotten Ones

                                      Author: Laura Howard

                                      Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

                                       Expected release date: May 15, 2013

                                               Age Group: New Adult

                 Cover Designer: Stephanie Mooney at Mooney Designs



http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16288155-the-forgotten-ones

Book Description:


Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.



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Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Nature of Jade By Deb Caletti


I am not my illness. "Girl with Anxiety," "Trauma of the Week" -- no. I hate stuff like that. Everyone, everyone has their issue. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can't.

Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she's trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that's where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby.

His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. Jade is drawn into Sebastian's cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she's in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past.

Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right.

Master storyteller Deb Caletti has once again created characters so real, you will be breathless with anticipation as their riveting story unfolds.
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 REVIEW
4 STARS

   Jade deals with what many people deal with Anxiety.She sees a psychiatrist,psycologist and medicine.This is her story of how she grows,learns and finds romance when sometimes she has a hard time dealing with everyday things.Jade see's Sebastion and his son on a Elephant computer camera and is intrigued.
   I liked this book.I had a bit of trouble with the talking back and forth between the characters as sometimes it was not quite clear who was talking.The Story was well written and well thought out.I believe that there could have been a bit more romance in it.It was there but on a scale of 1-10 it was about a 5.I believe Sebastian played a pretty big role in Jades life once they started dating and the book could have focused a tiny bit more on that.But that is just my opinion.Other then that Deb Caletti had me glued to The Nature of Jade.Its definitely worth reading!




Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jenna Roads Stopped By on her Tour!




This giveaway is for people who review the book between now and the 19th of Jan.
   

This starts today and closes the day after blog tour on Jan. 20, 2013
A winner will be picked on the 20th  via rafflecopter
Win this ring that Logan gave to Isabella in my book a $220 value or take the cash!
This is for readers and bloggers alike. All you have to do is review my book and post
on Amazon and Goodreads. Reviews will be verified. Enter your name in the rafflecopter that will be set-up
 for reviews on my blog here: 



Under A Painted Sky






Isabella Reed is a fast-track twenty one year old from a small Florida town. She flees to the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM, where the beautiful painted skies go on forever and hold hope for a fresh start.
She meets Logan Hayes, a sexy guide who has been hired to show her all the sights of her new city. He shows her much more than that. Something Paranormal happens to Isabella that she is unaware of when touring the Petroglyphs and her life takes a downward spiral into a supernatural captivity that no one will believe except for Logan. He vows to protect her with his life after seeing for himself.




ABOUT JENNA!:

YA/ New Adult Paranormal Romance Author 
I am a Registered Nurse who is now devoting my time to writing fiction, reading, making scrapbooks, taking pictures, traveling and enjoying family and friends. I am a mother of two. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content.


And Last but not least is the release party on Jan. 9th during the tour with many prizes to be given away.










Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Release Day for A Game Worth Watching By Samantha Gudger


All her life, people have told 17-year-old tomboy Emma Wrangton that she’s not good enough, smart enough, or strong enough to succeed in life. Somewhere along the way, she started to believe them.

Without the promise of a respectable future after graduation, all Emma wants is to cherish her senior year by playing basketball with the guys and spending as much time as possible with her best friend before he heads off to some fancy university, leaving her behind. But when the high school basketball coach recruits her to join the team—the girls’ team—Emma discovers life is anything but a slam dunk. How is she supposed to know how to be one of the girls when all she’s ever been is one of the guys?


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This is a newly released book by Samantha Grudger.I think this book is simply amazing.I was given the honor of beta reading it and it is so worth reading!

You can Find Samantha on Facebook 
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A Game Worth Watching is currently on AMAZON

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DEMON KISSED By H.M WARD


                                 BOOK #1 IN THE BESTSELLING DEMON KISSED SERIES

The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss - he stole her soul and left her within inches of death.

By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Until now. Ivy is an anomaly--she is the only person who has ever walked away from a demon kiss alive. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. These two ancient enemies will stop at nothing to kill the seventeen-year-old. 

Surviving is nothing new for headstrong Ivy, but her survival has never depended on another person before. This time it does. And if she misplaces her trust, she's dead. To her horror, she starts falling in love at the worst possible time--with the enemy. He appears to be protecting her. But she can't be certain if he is trying to help her, or help himself to her power. 

For Ivy, trusting the right person is the difference between love and survival, or a deadly demon kiss.

92,327 Words, 3rd Edition. Young Adult Paranormal Romance.
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REVIEW
5 STARS

    Stop.Collaborate and Listen.Do I have your attention now?Read this book.Seriously.Its full of Awesomesauce. Ivy is attacked one night and drawn into an age old war between the martis,Heavenly creatures and Valefar Demon creatures.Ivy is both.Ivy is also the answer to a prophecy.Who is her friend and who is her enemy?Its almost to much for a 17 year old to deal with but Ivy handles it pretty darn well.
    What can I say other then I read Demon Kisses and have been engulfed in the series.Im currently reading Cursed.Ivy she is a kick butt kinda girl.Collin Is a valefar.If he kisses Ivy he will take some of her soul.The problem is they are bonded.The attraction between them is so intense.Im not even going to attempt to go into it because I wont do it justice.Shannon,Eric and Al(who is a nun) are amazing secondary characters..You will see more of them in book 2.Demon Kisses starts off running and continues until hopefully the end of the series.I loved it and I have been recommending it to everyone.

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Demon Kissed on Amazon

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Amy Bartol's Incendiary Tour Stop!!!


http://www.amyabartol.com/blog-tour-info.html








Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship’s interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.

I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.


Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. “You don’t know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?” A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.


 Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship’s interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.

I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.

Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. “You don’t know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?” A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.
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I have to add my Angel song.I hope you Enjoy Incendiary as much as I did.It is a absolutly wonderful continuation to the series.If you haven't started it.Do so! 





Author Information:
I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

*Cover Reveal*How it Rolls By Lila Felix


This cover is gorgeous!!!I cannot wait to read this one!


Excerpt from Falcon
"Why this school, any school, offered classes at seven a.m. was beyond me.  It was apparently beyond a lot of students too.  Most of them came to class in their pajama pants.  Girls could get away with it because it reminded guys that they had recently been in bed.  But guys—no.
          And a plus for me?  My seven a.m. teacher was from France.  And he spoke Frenglish.  Sometimes it was funny, but when he announced which chapters we should study and the names came out in English, but the chapter numbers came out in French, I wanted to strangle the sacre bleu out of him."
Falcon, How It Rolls

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Year I Almost Drowned By Shannon McCrimmon

In this continuation of "The Summer I Learned to Dive," nineteen-year old Finley “Finn” Hemmings is living in Graceville, South Carolina with her grandparents. She's getting to know the family that she was separated from for the last sixteen years. Finn and Jesse's relationship seems to be going strong until they're forced to deal with obstacles that throw them off-track. As Finn prepares to leave for college, she has to say goodbye to the town, her friends and family, and the way of life that she has grown to love.

At college, Finn tries to acclimate to a new setting, but quickly falls into an old pattern. Just as things start to become normal and Finn begins to fit in, something unexpected happens that takes her back to Graceville where she is forced to deal with one challenge after another. Her world nearly collapses, and she finds herself struggling to keep from drowning. Through it all, Finn discovers the power of love and friendship. She learns what it means to follow her heart and to stay true to what she wants, even if what she wants isn't what she originally planned.

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REVIEW
5 STARS
I love The Summer I Learned to Dive...The Summer I Almost Drowned is the continuation of this series...and it was simply amazing.Finn has been spending more time with her Grandparents and Loving life with her Boyfriend Jessie..Who is pretty amazing. As with most reviews I try not to post spoilers.This book has sad moments..there were several.It has happy moments and it has super duper sigh happy moments.I love the way Shannon McCrimmon writes..the way she writes..it flows so well..its easy to read and your able to get lost in the book.I love getting lost in a book..don't you?I love the decision Finn makes at the end.I think it is perfect for her.I hope and will beg Shannon if I have to for More..at least one more to finish it up..pretty please?I also am going to have to beg for more books from Shannon.I love her work and I look forward to reading more!If you are wanting a great series..Read The Summer I Learned to Dive and Then The Summer I Almost Drowned.I was given a copy of The Summer I Almost Drowned for an honest review.

You can Purchase The Summer I almost Drowned HERE

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Books Im looking Forward to in the Coming Months


How I Lost You By Janet Gurtler
May 1, 2013
There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs. Sisters Before Misters. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected. And suddenly the person who's always been there starts to need the favor returned. Grace and Kya are forced to question how much a best friend can forgive. And the answer is not what they expected.

 Pre-Order on Amazon



If You Find Me By Emily Murdoch
March 26, 2013
There are some things you can’t leave behind…A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come c

May 14, 2013
Love, tragedy, and mystery converge in this compelling novel from “an author to watch” (Booklist).Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

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Walking Disaster By Jamie Mcquire
April 16, 2013
How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

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The Forgotten Ones   

by Laura Howard

 Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.


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Saturday, January 5, 2013

*COVER REVEAL of Recalled By Cambria Hebert *

                                                     RECALLED By Cambria Hebert
                                                     Release Date: February 15, 2013
                                                     Death Escorts Series

Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?
And then you died.
And you were given another chance. A better chance.
This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.
It never is.
And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.
Love or Death?
Here is some addition information about the book:
Genre: Young Adult Romance with paranormal, thriller and mystery elements
Format: Will be available in Print and Ebook
Publisher: Cambria Hebert
A little info about the series:
 Death Escorts is a new series from the author of the Heven and Hell series. This series is unique because each book acts as a stand alone, meaning that you don't have to read all the books in order to understand each of them. They are all based off of the same idea (that idea being the characters are all Death Escorts) and will have some of the same characters in each book. The series is for young adults and beyond and encompasses the elements of romance, thriller, paranormal and fantasy. You will not see vampires, shifters, witches, fae or any type of those kinds of characters in this series.
  
 Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the upcoming Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com


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Friday, January 4, 2013

Tight Knit By Allie Brennan


Talia Gregory relies on her Nan for everything, especially helping her calm the anxiety that controls her life. But Nan gets sick, and it couldn’t be worse timing. Talia’s panic attacks are getting worse, her boyfriend is a jerk, her best friend is distant, her parents are more absent than usual and she’s stuck planning the Cozy Christmas Charity Drive for her knitting group in place of Nan. If that’s not panic inducing enough, enter Lachlan.

Lachlan McCreedy doesn’t rely on anyone. Not after what he’s been through. It’s him and Gram, nothing else matters but keeping his past buried, and his secrets hidden. So when Gram forces him to help with her Christmas sale, Talia is the last thing he expected, and trusting her with his secrets comes as a shock to both of them. But when he unexpectedly falls for her, the question becomes can he trust her with his heart?

~Mature YA~
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REVIEW
5 STARS

 Talia has panic attacks and has no idea why she has them.Lachlan has had a very hard upbringing and has been in trouble with the law.Knitting club ironically brings these two unlikely people together. Talia's nan is sick so she has to run the club and Lachlan's Grandma Georgina asks him to help with a charity function.
    Tight Knit was a superb book.I loved it.Could.Not.Put.It.Down.Ive been waiting for it to release for awhile and Im so glad it did.I LOVED Talia and Lachlan's chemistry was pretty hot.I was unable to put Tight Knit down.It definitely exceeded my expectations.I would love to read a sequel with Talia and Lachlan.Job Well done Allie Brennan I look forward to reading more by you!

You Can purchase Tight Knit HERE

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Falling For You-Lisa Schroeder

Affection turns to obsession—and love means both devastation and redemption—in this gripping novel from the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me.Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. He’s not about to let her go. And with danger following her every move, Rae must fight for the life and love she deserves if she’s going to survive.

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Review
5 STARS

     Rae is a girl trapped in pretty horrible circumstances.She lives with her mother and stepfather,Her stepfather is abusive,degrading and just an all around unpleasant man.Her mother loves him and cannot see past him to see Rae.Rae Meets Nathan and at first he is wonderful..but things start to change with Nathan..His jealousy is too much to soon..almost suffocating.She is unable to be around him due to his jealousy and just plain weird things going on with him.Rae works at a flower shop after school and knows Leo who has been her friend for awhile..Eventually they become more then friends.Sadly Something horrific happens where Rae has to be stronger and fight harder then she has ever fought before.
     Well Geez,Falling For You pulled me out of my reading slump,Twice I started books I couldnt finish.Then I opened Falling For You and BAM I could not put it down.It was wonderful.I was so mad at Rae's step father and mother..if I could have jumped in the story I would have!Nathan..I didnt understand him as much..I mean I know part of his deal but I think for him playing such a big part something was needed..even if it was Rae's friend giving that info.But that did not in anyway affect the story and it is just something I think could have made the story even better.I absolutely loved how while the book went in 3 different part...there was a present day..past and then poetry as a chapter it was so very easy to follow and not be confused.It flowed so very well.I did wish there was an epilogue..but its not really needed...just a personal preference. This was the perfect book to start 2013 with!I'd definitely take the time to read this story.If not you will definitely be missing out!

You can Purchase Falling For You HERE

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shuffle By Avery Bell

So, this is going to be awkward. Coming back to school after your mom commits suicide is no piece of cake, especially when everybody's convinced you've been locked away in a padded cell all summer. Rumors have a habit of springing up instantly at Peaks High, and weird stuff is flying around about the murder my sister's been investigating, that fire up in Oldtown, shenanigans in the boys' locker room after football practice...

And then he had to show up.

Arbor Vitae Damo da Rosa. Pale skin, eyes so dark you can't see his pupils. English accent. Immediately the most popular boy in school. And, this is probably crazy, but I think he might be stalking me. Hey, you don't have to believe me. I was in the loony bin, remember? There's something off about him, in a very Edward Cullen sort of way. But I'm pretty sure he's no vampire. And I definitely don't have a crush on him. (Though... I have to admit, he does look good in those jeans.)

Lately my life's been a huge jigsaw puzzle – one I don't have all the pieces to. I just can't shake the feeling that all of this is connected somehow. I have to figure it out. Because people keep dying...

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Review
2.5 STARS

      Shuffle is a story about a girl Evi who comes back to school after her mother commits suicide.There is a new boy in school named Arbor,He is quite popular,very pale and seems somewhat suspicious.Im having a hard time coming up with the proper words to tell you how I feel about this story.I think the premise for the book was good.But I feel like it never quite happened.
     It feels like there was three different sections of the book rather then one great book that flowed together well.It was quite confusing.First,Evi whose mother just committed suicide was quite perky..she wasnt as depressed as Id expect someone whose mother just committed suicide a few months ago.Second,I had issues with the whole George/Jim love triangle im not sure why that was needed and it totally came out of  left field.Then in like the space of 3 chapters I found out what was going on and the book ended.The book and I just did not mesh well.Perhaps others will enjoy it more then I did.