Monday, April 30, 2012

Charity Moon-DeAnna Marie Kinney

 Charity Bell is eighteen, beautiful, and has an unyielding chip on her shoulder. The loss of her father and betrayal of her stepfather have left her angry and confident that no man will ever win her trust, or possess her heart. She wears that declaration proudly--on her countenance, as well as her sharp tongue.
That's all tested when the enchanting Levi Drake transfers from her rival school across town. In a town divided by intense rivalry this should mean trouble, and yet the school is quickly won over by his alluring charm. When a strange encounter with the mysterious young man leaves Charity bewildered, she's convinced he's hiding something and sets out on a dangerous plot to discover his secret. What she uncovers, however, will leave her both grasping for reality and hanging onto the tattered shreds of what's left of her declaration. As she faces the demons of her past, and present, she must decide if she can live, or die, with his.

  This is a cute paranormal read with Werewolves and Vampires.Charity is 18 year old senior in high school and her chip on her shoulder involves her fathers death and her Step Father who is a evil man.Levi transfers from the school across town and imagine if you will when Edward Cullen walks into the cafeteria and you have the total girl population's reaction to Levi.Except Charity.You go girl.Make him work for it.Charity eventually learns that the world is not how she knows it,She accepts it surprisingly well.I enjoyed Charity and Levi's relationship.
  Moving on,this book was very well written.Once I picked it up I was unable to put it down.There were times when I wanted to kick a certain vampires butt.I am hoping there will be a sequel to this as once it was over it was not quite over.If you want to purchase this book you can CHARITY MOON here. It is currently free as of April 29th 2012 VIA Amazon.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Moonglass-Jessi Kirby

When Anna was little, she and her mother used to search for sea glass, but since they looked at night, they called it moonglass. Now, ten years after her mother's mysterious death, her father is working as head lifeguard on the same beach where her mother grew up and her parents first met and fell in love.
Reluctant to get close to anyone (including her father) and not pleased about having to start at a new school, Anna begins to spend more time alone, running the length of the beach and wondering about who her mother really was. After meeting a lifeguard named Tyler, she slowly lets her guard down and together they start exploring the abandoned houses that dot the beach.
But when learning more about her mother's past leads to a painful discovery, Anna must reconcile her desire for solitude with ultimately accepting the love of her family and friends.

**REVIEW**Possible Spoilers

   Let me start by saying I enjoyed this book.I didnt love it but I enjoyed it. In the story you find Anna and her father moving back to where her mother and father met.Her father takes a job as I want to say Park ranger type.You get the feeling that father and Daughter both practically live in the water.Anna Meets Tyler who is a lifeguard on the beach where her father works and where she lives.I kept picturing in my mind Anna looking like Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush.I loved hearing about the Moonglass in the story(I wont ruin must read to find out!) and the sea glass..I would love to find some!
   A few things that bothered me about the book.While reading it kept a steady pace..the entire time I kept waiting for some sort of climax.Which, while it somewhat happened towards the end it felt rushed to me.I would have liked to explore Anna and Tylers relationship a bit more.I would have loved to have had Anna spend more time with her friends.The entire book kept mentioning Mermaids so much that half expected her mother to have turned into a Mermaid..but no it turns out she was mentally ill.I also wish the author had written a bit more on mental illness or Anna coming to terms with it.
  Overall an enjoyable book that made me feel like I was a part of summer.If you want to read this book you can find MOONGLASS at amazon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Slammed-Colleen Hoover

 Layken Cohen's eighteenth year is proving to be the ultimate test of her resolve.

Following the death of her father, she is forced to move across the country after the start of her senior year. Just when she thinks all hope is lost, she meets her new neighbor, Will Cooper. An intriguing twenty-one year old with a passion for Slam Poetry.  Through their similar pasts, Layken and Will form an immediate and intense connection.  A connection neither of them knew they needed, until they found it. 
Unfortunately for Layken, the cards just aren't in her favor.  She is slammed to the core when a shocking revelation proves that a relationship between the two won't work. 

It can't work.

Forced to interact on a daily basis, Layken and Will struggle to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together. 

And that's only the beginning.

Slammed is a 70,000 word young adult novel that intertwines heartache with humor, desires with ethics, and ultimately proves that the harsh reality of death can sometimes be overcome by the beauty of life.


   I kept hearing people talk about Slammed.Slammed this..Slammed that.I felt the need to slam a door!I kid I kid.But I digress.I read the first chapter and from there I was literally sucked in.If I had been able to go into my bedroom lock the door and have someone take care of my Minions I would have just to finish the book.However being the good parent I am I waited not so patiently for their bedtime.
  Lake and Will were definitely put in one of those awkward situations.I mean come on You fall for this guy only to go to school and find he is your teacher!Its not like feelings can just be turned off like a light switch.Both Lake and Will deal with adult issues and are very mature for their age.I also fell in love with the secondary characters as well.Colleen Hoover wrote a very well written boo..I love when an Author writes a book that while I am reading Im drawn into the story so that the world outside disappears.
  Finally,I feel the need to say Take a Bow..You have written an excellent book.This is write up there for me with Beautiful Disaster By Jamie Mcquire and thats a big deal in my Book.Keep on doing what you are doing!

Finally Slammed is available HERE on Amazon.Her 2nd in this Series is Called Point of Retreat once you are finished with Slammed you can Purchase Point of Retreat HERE.

I sincerely hope you take the time to read this series.Its wonderful and totally worth it.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wraith-Angel Lawson

Freak. Weird. Crazy. These are the names tossed around seventeen-year old Jane Watts by her fellow classmates. But things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes there’s a reason for talking to yourself in the hallway at school.

Jane struggles with adjusting to her new home and school after an abrupt move. She wants one thing in life—to be like everyone else at school, but that’s hard to do when you’re the new kid. But she does manage to make one friend, Evan—he’s sixteen, charming, and protective. Everything a girl could want in a best friend…with one minor caveat.

He's dead.

Caught somewhere between life and death, Evan is tied to Jane and the living world unable to complete the journey to the other side. She thinks he’s here to be her friend, to take care of her, and that’s why no one can see or hear him.

That is until a new boy shows up at school after a rumored stretch in Juvie. Connor can see Evan and he’s not convinced the ghost is being completely honest. From his own experience ghosts tend to need something from the humans they connect to and Evan, despite his arguments isn’t any different.

Jane is resentful of Connor’s intrusion but realizes soon enough he’s right. Evan has secrets about his past and not only did his life end tragically but members of his family are still in danger. Jane must face her fears and battle Evan’s human demons to free both of them.

**REVIEW**Possible Spoilers

My only complaint with Wraith is that it had to end.This is the first book I have read by Angel Lawson...From what I have found this may be her debut novel..Dont quote me on that though.You first meet Jane and Evan in class with Evan pulling her hair..When Connor actually see's Evan who is a ghost everything goes from there.I feel in love with Jane and Connor and their blossoming relationship.Two people who needed each other the most found each other..Jane put up a bit of a fight but its wonderful how it plays  out.While reading the story you see why Evan is still a spirit walking around and just why he needs Jane's help and why Jane needs Connor's help.Wonderfully well written!I would love to see this become a series and watch Jane and Connor's relationship with themselves and Ghosts Mature.Please keep writing.Im very eager to read more of your stories!
If you would like to read the book you can pick it up HERE on Amazon.Wraith is also on GoodReads.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Light Tamer(The Light Tamer Trilogy)-Devyn Dawson

Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly single mother and Jessie move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teen in a retirement area, is one more thing to add to her 'this sucks' list. It's bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left them as he went on a quest to be an artist in Greece.

Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.

Jessie and Amber become fast friends. Amber is a no frills girl, her snarky comments and sassy attitude will raise a few eyebrows and have you laughing out loud. Amber is rough around the edges, a light tamer with only two years left to find the one she is bound to. Her father's surfing accident left her dad paralyzed and her brother dead.

This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat with humor, romance, and determination. Fall head over heels for Caleb and Jessie. 

**REVIEW**spoilers in the 2nd chapter..
    New Author for me AGAIN!What a great first book to read by Devyn Dawson.This book is the first in a Trilogy.It revolves around the lifes of Jessie,Caleb and Amber.Jesse moves to North Carolina with her mom to live with her grandma who does not like to be reminded that she is infact a grandma.While there Jesse learns some new and interesting things about herself and life isnt so straight and narrow as she though.I've read paranormal romances before and have never heard of light tamers so this is all new to me..Since it is new I wish there was just a few pages set aside so I knew what they were.Rather then explaining it half here and half there.Some of the wording was redundant,Jesse's use of Oh My Gawd got a bit annoying.I did enjoy her inner dialogue though.
   Amber had me laughing the whole time..some of her comments were so perfectly timed and so snarky that you just had to like her because you know she didn't mean them.Caleb Caleb..he was all around a good guy..It felt as though he did no wrong..I would have liked to see more dialogue from him and maybe some of his inner thoughts.My only other fault with the book was the "fight" scene seemed rushed and then when Jesse had her issues with Clark it too seemed rushed and I felt broadsided I guess because we went from the fight to her losing her bond and becoming a different person..
    Overall I really enjoyed it.I know I had a few issues with it but it doesnt mean I didnt enjoy it or fall in love with the start of this series.I look very forward to book 2 of the Light Tamer Trilogy.You can find it HERE on amazon.I hope you get sucked into Jesse and Caleb's story as well!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Set In Stone-Beth Balmanno

Fifteen year-old Valerie is used to losing things–she lost her dad to his job ages ago and her best friend moved with no warning...and hasn't been heard from since. During a weekend camping trip with her emotionally distant parents, she stumbles upon a hidden, mysterious stone and she finds herself desperate to keep it, to possess it. Two strange and beautiful boys have other plans, however. They follow her home–Leo, warm and seductive, who covets the stone and will stop at nothing to get it; and Noel, dark-haired and wise, who pledges to protect her and keep her safe.

As she delves deeper into the magic of the stone and the Celtic lore that surrounds it, Valerie realizes that she's losing. Again. But this loss might involve more than a magical stone – this time, she just might lose her heart.

**REVIEW**Possible Spoilers

   What a cute read..Who knew a stone could cause so much trouble?The story revolves around Valerie finding the stone and Leo trying to get said stone using his powers of persuasion and Noel trying to protect Valerie 's from Leo's persuasiveness.Valerie and Noel have an almost instant attraction all the while Noel is fighting his need to get the magic stone.Im not mentioning what the stone's powers are as I do not want to ruin the story.Valerie Has to make a decision on who to give the stone to Leo or Noel..In the end she chooses.
    I love finding new Authors to read!I did think it was a bit slow in certain places but it picks up just as you start thinking its slow.Definitely worth reading!Would totally be up for reading more from Beth Balmanno.You can find Set In Stone HERE on Amazon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saving You Saving Me-Kailin Gow

Aspiring psychiatrist and high school Valedictorian, Samantha (Sam) Sullivan, never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.

A contemporary teen/ya romance with edge.
Due to mature social issues presented in the book, this series is suitable for mature teens and young adult, new adults, age 17 and up.

Includes an excerpt from Loving Summer, a new ya contemporary romance from Kailin Gow

 **REVIEW**Possible Spoilers
   Ive been waiting on baited breath for Saving You Saving Me to release and It finally has!!When I first started reading this book I was a bit confused as it was taking me in a different direction then the book description But it brought me there and I understood her reasons for doing that.I have to say some of it reminded me of a PG Shades of Grey,Some of the commentary..her inner friends.I would have liked to get to know the characters a bit better,However knowing that this is book 1 in a 3 part series there is still time for that as these are complex characters.I did tear up..and a book that makes me tear up is a good book in my eyes..The best part of this book?It left me wanting more and left wanting to beg Kailin Gow to write faster or release sooner...If only it was that easy.
  Im glad that these issues are being brought to light.When I was in high school(many moons ago) I could have used this Phone counseling due to bullying issues.Nothing makes me heart happier then knowing people and authors are taking these issues seriously. Saving You Saving Me Project is here..please visit it.
 I am now Eagerly awaiting the release of Loving Summer this May 2012!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Freebie From Elle Casey On April 17 & 18th!

This Novella will be Free from Midnight pst time April 17th- Midnight April 18th.Pick up a copy!!!!

My Vampire Summer, a novella, the first novella in a series of four ... Reserved bookworm Iona Candella and her best friend, wildchild Cheri Blake, are spending the summer before college in a small medieval town in France. Iona plans to spend the time reading 100 books on her Kindle and Cheri plans to spend it interfering in Iona's book reading/hibernation plan and finding gorgeous French boyfriends to help them pass the time instead. Both of them get more than they bargained for or even imagined. Ancient curses, haunted castle ruins, crypts protected by supernatural serpents. My Vampire Summer is a veritable YA Fantasy banquet, all in a novella-sized package.

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Ink-Holly Hood

 Hope didn’t ask for much. Dancing, singing, hanging out with her best friend, Karsen, those are the things she loved. A worry free life is what she wanted.
But when her parents suddenly get a divorce, Hope is forced to choose between staying in Georgia where everything is familiar and comfortable, or leaving behind everything she’s ever known and follow her dad to Cherry, California where everything and everyone is not as it appears.
Choosing to move to Cherry is a life changing experience. Thrust into a world where she is surrounded by the high-class and over privileged, Hope finds it near impossible to fit in. That is, until Slade comes along.
Hope knows she should stay as far away from him as possible, but she can’t seem to help herself. Dark and mysterious, covered in tattoos and piercings, Slade is every parent’s worst nightmare and every teenage girl’s fantasy. Part of the local band Evil Kings of Ink, his voice makes girls go weak in the knees, and Hope is no exception.
Problem is, the longer Hope stays in Cherry, the more she learns its secrets. There is something strange going on in Cherry. Something sinister. A girl has already died and everyone is pointing at Slade. Could there be more to him than meets the eye, or are the people of Cherry looking for a scapegoat?
As Hope’s life takes a turn from the ordinary and depressing to dangerous and wild, she’s not sure who to trust. Will Slade steal her heart, or will she fall victim to the hype?

Not recommended for readers under eighteen.


First let me let out a girly Squeal!!!This book was suggested to me and let me tell you Thank You for the suggestion!Holly Hood wrote an amazing book in Ink.How have I not heard of this book until now?Slade and Hope are perfect together..I could envision Slade easily.Hope I was just an amazing character loved her.I did want to question some things she did but eh who hasnt done stupid things?I only wish Slade had been a bit more emotional and forthcoming.I would have liked to read more about him.I havent read many books with witches and warlocks and this one really was a good icebreaker into this genre.
All in all an Excellent book.I highly suggest you start this series..I see this is book 1 of a series so I hope book 2 comes out soon.Holly should you take the time to read this Bravo!Bravo! You can order INK here.If you dont take a chance on Ink you will be missing out!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Its HERE! What I didnt Say-Keary Taylor BOOK TRAILER!!!

Title: What I Didn't Say
Author: Keary Taylor
Release Date: May 11, 2012
Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat. 

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it. 

This one is really different for me, being a YA contemporary (no angels or killer robots here, lol) and that it's told from the POV of a 17 year old boy.  It's also a story that is incredibly personal, but you all can find out more about that after the book releases.

Here's the link to the Goodreads page: 

A huge pre- Thank You to every one of you!  I wouldn't be where I am today without book bloggers and all the wonderful people in the online book world!  You are all amazing!

Keary Taylor

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Coffeehouse Angel-Suzanne Selfors

 From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up—In quaint, Scandinavian Nordby, WA, orphaned high school sophomore Katrina Svensen lives above her grandmother's struggling old-world coffeehouse. College applications are due, and she's desperate to discover a true talent, like best friends Vincent, a trophy-laden swimmer, and Elizabeth, an artist, have. Opening the coffeehouse one morning, Katrina discovers a young man prostrate in its alley. Assuming he's homeless or on a bender, she leaves him day-old pastries and fresh coffee, then locks herself inside and calls Vincent. The next time Katrina sees the handsome vagrant, Malcolm, he's declaring in school assembly that he must reward Katrina's unselfish deed with her greatest desire. Malcolm's a messenger angel, but his several attempts to grant the girl's heart's desire go awry. Naming this desire proves difficult for her as she wonders whether she should choose to keep the rival coffeehouse's owner away from her grandmother's business and his daughter away from Vincent, find her passion, or perhaps keep the handsome Malcolm around. Readers may relate, but may also lose patience with Katrina's constant self-criticism. Sometimes this more-tell-than-show book fluctuates between frothiness and weighty drama. The adults portrayed are often pliable, unrealistic, homophobic, or otherwise inappropriate. But a G-rated supernatural romance with interesting twists at its neatly tied up conclusion will appeal to readers looking for light chick-lit.—Danielle Serra, Cliffside Park Public Library, NJ
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
     A friend suggested this book to me on GoodReads..I am SO extremely happy they did.Prior to this book this author was unknown to me.Can I just say Bravo?You know a book is well written and entertaining when you are cooking and reading at the same time.Yes,I almost burnt breakfast due to not being able to stop reading this darn book!I fell in love with all of the Characters and felt like I was in that little town in the coffee shop. I wish it had been longer and I would have enjoyed a bit more romance in the story.Thats about it though.
   If your looking for an excellent Book then Coffehouse Angel is one to try out.You won't regret it!I hope you fall in love with it as much as I did.

A Treat for you all!

On Monday I will be posting a special treat from an author ..I cannot say anything about it though.Im excited though!!!STAY TUNED on MONDAY!!!

Ever After-Heather McBride

 College freshman Corrine Whitmore has the perfect life, up until a tragic event at a campus fraternity party. She spirals into a deep life altering depression afterwards. A chance meeting with fellow student, William Darcy changes everything. The two are soul mates, and find the kind of love most people only dream about.
One problem though, Williams dark and dangerous past could make their future together impossible. Corrine and William will face obstacles of epic proportions to stay together and keep their love and themselves alive.
Nobody ever said living happily ever after was easy, but for William and Corrine it might just not even be possible.

**REVIEW**Possible spoilers

    I feel bad writing this review.I honestly tried and I failed to finish this book.I thought the summary sounded excellent and then I started reading it.I couldnt get past the writing;parts of it felt forced,there were times when it felt like the characters were in different time periods.I mean if you are a would learn to speak with the times.I had already figured out what William was prior to being told.There was a part in the book where Will has to save Corrine from an  evil ex boyfriend he says and I quote “Let her go if you don’t want to die right here!”I had the urge to say En Guarde and hand him a sword .The wording just felt so wrong..This guy is supposed to be scaring someone and I was not the least bit scared of him.Its throughout the book it felt so choppy.There was also a part where the Mom was brought back to life who had passed away when Corrine was 3 (I know this was a simple typo however it may confuse people).
    I don't enjoy writing negative reviews,I know this is just my opinion of the book.Perhaps others will enjoy it.I tried..I really did.I think it could be a great book I personally just think it needs edited and some of the word usage needs to be fixed.Also in the Chapters when you go back and forth between characters perhaps instead of having a huge (Back to Corrine's side of the story) A simple Corrine right about the writing under the chapter number.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Turned Book 1 Vampire Journals-Morgan Rice

In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), 18 year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her.

But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war.

It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father?

But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other…

**REVIEW**May contain Spoilers

I enjoyed the storyline..I do wish there was more of a background about Caitlin though.My attention was captured while reading the was not a long book though.Although I do have some bones to pick about this story.There is a part where Caitlin is running for her life and Caleb is rescuing her they have known each other for under 24 hours..and Caitlin is almost in tears questioning Caleb if he loves her.Come on now...It just seemed so darn out of place it was a "What the heck?" moment.Other then that the book has a decent story line.I understand these are a series but I think I would have rather seen a longer story i.e like 2 of the books put together rather then 8 different books..but that's just me. You can find TURNED at amazon by clicking the link.

Stolen Book 2 (Stained series) By Ella James

With Cayne's fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, the compound is attacked, and a new group is running from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save them all.

**REVIEW**Possible spoilers
     I was honored with an ARC to read and review this book.Ive been a fan of Ella James since I found her on Amazon,since finding her I have devoured all of her books.First things first,before you read Stolen you must read STAINED (which you can find at Amazon by clicking the link).Dont bother reading Stolen until you have read Stained or you will be lost.
   Stolen takes up immediately where Stained left off and your off and running from Chapter 1 until the very end.Im reminded of Eclipse when I read this.What you ask? NOT vampires..A love story where the love takes a backstage to fighting for your life.Tons of action..its written in a way where the action does not become monotonous.Julie is a bit confused about Cayne in the beginning but it plays out very well in the story.Part of me did want to give her a small wack on the head with how she acted towards him,But who knows how I would react if I found out what she found out about Cayne.(Sorry trying not to give to many spoilers here).My only negative part of the book was that it ended,it ended in an appropriate place though.It is in my opinion that if you feel like screaming WHY! when a book ends then the Author has done an excellent job of writing. Book 3 Chosen is set to release in June.
   It would be a major shame if you missed this wonderful series,Book 2 STOLEN can be purchased by clicking the link to Amazon for kindle books.Take a chance you won't be sorry.Once you finish Stolen if you haven't had the chance to read Ella James's other novels; Here and Before You Go you should check them out.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flat-Out Love-Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.

It's not what you know--or when you see--that matters. It's about a journey.

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.

   Im FINALLY writing a review for this wonderful book after reading it three times.I cannot get enough of this book.Jessica Park is a excuse the pun..Flat Out Genius.Julie and Matt grabbed me from the getgo..even Celeste what a wonderful young lady.I absolutely adored the banter between characters.The book contained a serious subject about Losing a loved one  but was written so well that while it was sad it had enough bantering between characters to not make it dreary.I Fink I love Flat Finn.
   Flat Out Love is a book not to be missed.Seriously,if you haven't read it what on earth are you waiting for?Stop what your doing and head on over HERE and order it right away!

I Wish there was some way I could Beg Jessica Park to write a sequel.Pretty Please?With not one but two cherries on top?!?!?!?! I would really be a disservice to the YA readers not to write one(yes i'll even attempt guilt to get her to write another)

Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Im Without words!What an Honor Elle Casey did me.

Wrecked <--This link Will take you to Amazon so you can order the book and enjoy it as much as I did.

A Week at the Beach-Virginia Jewel

Thanks to a scandalous affair, NYC girls Chrissy and Cami were banished from their usual beach vacation in the Hamptons. Needing to get away, Chrissy begged her stepfather for the keys to his family’s Outer Banks beach house. Darren needed to get out of LA, and his best friend Nick was delegated to keep an eye on him. Hoping to stay out of trouble, the boys flew off to the Outer Banks to spend a week at the family beach house. When the boys discover that the house is already occupied by two beautiful NYC girls, the fun begins.
What happens when these four very different, and very headstrong, people are forced to share a beach house? Will wild child Chrissy set her sights on one of the eligible bachelors? Has Darren learned his lesson and learned to behave himself? Will Cami and Nick survive the week with their undisciplined friends? More importantly, what will they each take with them from their week at the beach?


   Imagine going to the beach with your friend..waking up and finding two guys you don't know are sharing a house for a week with you.Welcome to A Week at the Beach.This was a wonderfully written book..its cute and leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy.I LOVE the dialogue between Cami and Nick.This is my first book by Virginia Jewel but it will not be my last.Who knew going to the beach could be so fun?This is an Adult Contemporary Romance.The best part is its FREE!!!!Not sure for how long but pick it WILL NOT be disappointed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blood Moon (Howl Book 2) Jody Morse & Jayme Morse

Samara McKinley hasn’t even had time to adjust to being a shape shifter when her werewolf gene makes things even more complicated. Samara knew when she decided to become an Ima that there would be consequences. Things with her friends and family become tenser, and the dynamics of the Ima pack are changed forever. To top it all off, Jason Masterson wants to claim her life. Little does he know, she’s out for his, too.


   After reading Howl(Book 1) I read Blood Moon Book 2 in the series.Since I was beginning to get used to the writing of the authors what bothered me in book 1 was just a small annoyance that I was able to overlook to enjoy the book.In This story Samara has to figure out which wolf pack she wants to be in and with that choice loses friendships and family,Luke and Samara are still going strong.
   What I feel could use some work is Luke and Samara's chemistry..perhaps I have read to many werewolf books but I am used to this magnetic attraction..the I cant keep my hands off you type..which Luke and Samara lack.My other disappointment with this book is during the whole book there is a build up to a huge fight.They are in the middle of the fight something happens and the book ends in a cliffhanger.I personally was so disappointed..its like you have this huge build up and then the book just ends.I was quite disappointed at some point the book needed to have this fight and it never did.
   I would still recommend reading it..its .99 on amazon.I would read book one fact you need to to understand book 2.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Howl (Book1)-Jody Morse &Jayme Morse

Fifteen-year-old Samara McKinley is not your average teenager. Unlike her best friend, Emma Taylor, Samara’s life does not revolve around partying and trying to fit in at school. In between playing the peacekeeper for her troubled family and crushing on the cute new boy at school, Samara sets out to stay to true to herself. But that all changes when she is bitten by a wolf. Samara begins living a double life – human by day, wolf by night.

As Samara watches her relationships with those closest to her fall apart, she finds refuge in the mysterious wolf that bit her. Determined to keep her alter-ego secret from her family and friends, Samara soon discovers that her family has a few secrets of their own – secrets that could turn her life upside down forever.


This is a first book from these authors for me,it is the first book in a series.The storyline is enjoyable..nothing better then reading about werewolves..right?The story had its good parts and bad parts.The good,I enjoyed the characters bantering, getting a feel for Samara's home and school life.I was drawn into the kept me reading so thats always a plus.
   The Bad.There is a part in the book when Samara is Bitten by a Wolf its a game changer,However she is bitten and its like oops paper cut.Not I was just attacked by a wolf lets get some emergency she was just bitten not a big deal at all. The way the Characters acted after that was rather unbelievable..I had to read it twice to make sure I read it correctly.This may just be something nit picky on my part but having to read Samara feels this way,Samara went there,Samara decided to do this was flat out annoying.I would have rather read She chose to do this,She wanted that etc.It got so repetitive..I wanted to shout that I knew the main characters name already.I also found it really odd that Samara's parents were referred to as Mr.McKinley and Mrs.McKinley.Again it may be nit picky on my part but im so used to reading,"Her mom said, or Samara's Dad said etc. Not Mr.McKinley said.I feel like some basic editing needed to be worked on.
    That being said if you can overlook certain aspects of the book then its a very very enjoyable start to the series.At .99 on the kindle its not to bad.Ive started the 2nd book and am enjoying it so far.Its a new twist on a Cute werewolf series.Give it a chance Read it and I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Changing My Wardrobe-Deb Hanrahan

Lindsey, a high school freshman, views her new school as a place to start over. With the help of her friends, she hopes that a change in her wardrobe will prompt a change in her image. She has some success until her long-time nemesis, Avery, reminds Lindsey of her place. Without asking for help from the adults, the main character and her friends struggle to manage the bullying. Despite their efforts, tensions rise, and people get hurt. The ending of this book will leave the reader shocked and heartbroken.

Changing My Wardrobe is a cautionary tale about the immutable problem of bullying. This story not only looks at bullying from the victim's point of view but also explores the motives behind the aggressors’ actions. Changing My Wardrobe demonstrates the fluid and complex nature of bullying by shining a light on the contributing factor of social media


I really enjoyed reading this book.It was well written,It reminded me of high school to be honest.These issues are real and are coming to light more often.I will say at the end I felt the author had already ended the book and then surprised me.I thought all issues were resolved and I turn to the next chapter and was blown away.I personally feel the book could have ended without this ending and still be a good book..the ending was not needed.Sure you don't need happy endings all the time but when you resolve the issues then blindside a reader it plan out stinks.I know the author had her reasons im sure for ending the book as it did but like I said before the book could have ended without it or with an epilogue.But that is just my lowly opinion.  

Brave Enough to Shine-Laura Chatwin

Kendra Marshall is a shy conservative college student dying to break out of her shell. Ballroom dancing seems to hold the keys to making her brave. Could she be brave enough to dance?
For Zander Braves, a young rocker, judgements were passed on his looks alone. He strives to live a life outside the pressures the world holds. He prides himself on his ability to be his own person. How far will he follow his heart's desires? Could ballroom dancing live side by side with his rocker lifestyle?
Kendra is partnered with wild and edgy Zander, after signing up for tango classes. Tango brings passion to both their lives, but can they keep it together, or will their clashing personalities tear it all apart? Despite the judgement of others, can they hold it together long enough to shine?


    Where do I start?This book really had potential..I mean it really did.But it was like a baseball game and the batter kept striking out.The book was very jumpy from scene to scene from character to character.It was so random I really felt like I wasn't reading an actually published book.The characters..sigh.They had amazing potential and I kept waiting for the author to let them live to their potential but it was never there.They were supposed to be in love but there was no chemistry between them.In fact up until the end I as a reader wasnt aware anything was as if a whole chunk of the book was just unwritten.
    There were grammatical errors,misplaced words.Characters were just placed suddenly in the next chapter without an introduction were suddenly right there in center stage.Through all of this I plowed on...Honestly I was sad because of how much potential I saw with this book.It just needs better editing and better writing.Run on sentences and wording flow need work.It was quite frustrating though to read it and knowing that I had paid for it with all these issues it had.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Healing Hearts-Kim Watters

Bounced from one foster home to another, Sarah Churchill learned early that love is conditional and nothing is free. Not even the homeless dog she accidentally runs over.

Veterinarian Grant Morrison is a sucker for strays, both the four-legged kind and the two-legged kind. So when a redhead walks into his office with an injured dog, he does the only thing he knows how to do and stitches up the dog for free.

But Sarah has her pride. Determined never to be a charity case again, she won't accept the service and insists on working at the clinic to pay for the bill.

Can one man and one big, furry dog break down the wall of hurt and distrust and show Sarah the true meaning of happiness and unconditional love?


This book is super cute.It really makes your heart squeeze when you read about Sarahs childhood.Grant is just like the perfect guy as well.Its really a great read..No cursing at all in this book..its rare to find that.No sexual scenes either.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Becoming a ButterFly By Mia Castile Review

Becoming a ButterFly By Mia Castile 

16 years old Lacey was never the center of attention, unless she was tripping, stammering, or being deposited into a pool by the local popular kids. All she wanted was to fit in, until one night when everything changed.
Jade and Tasha, her two best friends, helped her create an online personality that was everything she wanted to be - and it was only the beginning. In doing so she attracted the attention of Henry, her lifelong crush and next door neighbor. Unfortunately it was Farrah her online personality and not herself he was interested in.
She also attracted Chase the brooding, quiet, anti-social new kid of Brownsburg High School, who easily figured out her secret and blackmailed her. They forged a friendship that was both unique and complicated.
Lacey must decide if revealing herself to Henry and her entire school as the cool, charming, and funny Farrah is worth possibly losing him forever, and she finds herself needing to make an even harder decision than she ever thought possible. When did the lines between truth and lies get so blurred?

Becoming a Butterfly is a story about coming of age and finding yourself when you never knew you were lost.


****REVIEW****May contain Spoilers!

     I was Given an eARC of this book to review.This is not the First book I've read by Mia Castle and certainly will not be the last. When I first started this book the name of the facebook type group for their high school reminded me of a movie I had seen on ABC family months ago.You meet Lacey,Lana,Her friends,Chase, Henry and others and realize she doesn't quite fit in with the other kids at school..especially the boy Henry that she has liked since Kindergarten.Henry...Well Henry and I dont get along...Im joking but honestly I just couldn't stand him.I loved Chase..He's a stand up guy.
    In this book you will see Lacey find herself.I think we have all felt like Lacey in high school..wanting to pretend we are something we are not.She is an amazing Young Adult she doesn't see herself as such but she is.This book does contain some mature subject matter but honestly its written so well that..I really dont feel it needed the label as the book was well written and the events were well played out in the story...but that is just my humble opinion.It's a wonderful to story that unfolds....I found putting the kindle down was not an option.Im am very much looking forward to book 2,Butterfly Kisses.I hope to read more about all of the characters.Last but not least..Trapper Keepers are awesome!

This is book worth reading and worth waiting for.Mia Castile Definitely wrote another winner and I hope you enjoy is as much as I did.

Whatever It Takes(Bold as Love Book 3) By Lindsay Paige

I won an eArc giveaway for this book,Its an Advanced copy.

I Loved this book.You must read books 1 and 2 to follow book 3..or you will be missing a major chunk of the story.The story takes up a few months after Jake and Emily start College.I could not put the book down.Its a great series of books that you really do not want to miss reading.Give the series a chance and you will definitely be sucked into Jake and Emily's life.Im really impressed with Linday Paige,She is a young author but I do believe she has what it takes to keep writing.I urge you to read her Bold as Love series starting with Book 1,Sweetness then Book 2 I'm Yours and Finally (when it releases in May 2012 I believe) Whatever it takes.

Here is her GoodReads Page

Wrecked By Elle Casey-Possible spoilers.

High Seas and High Adventure from the author of The Changlings, War of the Fae.
If you liked The Breakfast Club and The Swiss Family Robinson, you'll love WRECKED!
An ill-fated Caribbean cruise and four teenagers: a nerd, a jock, a mouse, and a beauty island, a treehouse, some nefarious and death...fear and and laughter.

Follow Jonathan, Kevin, Candi and Sarah as they find their typical high school lives and their worlds totally WRECKED. 


    I was lucky enough to find this for Free a few days ago on had never heard of Elle Casey prior to getting this book..I wish I had heard of her prior to this.This book had me at Hello.I loved the fact that it was about siblings having to befriend other siblings.At first I wasnt to keen on Sarah but I really grew to like her.Candi..was so quiet and finally found her roots to grow.Jonathon...well who wouldnt like a walking dictionary? Kevin..He's totally more then he seems.
   My favorite part of the book was that I could picture their tree house in my head..I could envision I was a part of that island.I was the one hunting for fish. The relationships were kind of a given..I did not see what happened with Sarah and Jonathon coming...I also Had to do a double take when the book ended.Talk about a cliffhanger.I sure hope Elle Casey Writes a sequel as there were unanswered happenings agoing on.
  If you love romance and adventure then this is the book for you.Im certainly glad I happened across this.It is well worth reading.