Monday, April 14, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Gramm Curse by @candaceknoebel

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Night Watchmen, #2
By: Candace Knoebel
Release Date: May 4th, 2014
Set before Everlasting, the addicting start to the Night Watchmen Series, The Gramm Curse is a novella told from Jaxen Gramm’s perspective.
How far is one willing to go for love? Before finding a love that shakes the entire foundation of his world, Jaxen Gramm only had his Witch, Jezibelle Beaumont, to worry about. He’s her Hunter, and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe from the curse placed on his bloodline, even if it means keeping her far from his heart. But when a spell is offered that has the power to remove the curse, temptation clouds the ethical judgment of the Gramm brothers and their Witches. In this action-packed novella, enter the dark recesses of Jaxen’s mind as he battles with himself over a decision that could not only cost him his life, but the life of fellow Coven members. Reunite with Gavin, Cassie, Mack, and Jezi as they dance around the dangers of a civil war on the brink of beginning.
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
About the Author
CandaceCandace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-a young adult fantasy trilogy. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. Embracing the Flames, the second in the trilogy, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013. Candace Knoebel discovered through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. Since then, she crawled out of Purgatory and has devoted her time to writing and sometimes heelying.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Friday 56 (#7)

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.

Kissing: A Field Guide
Kissing: A Field Guide by Violet Blue
(This is from my paperback copy).

One of the great things about the French Kiss is the creative freedom that comes with it: you can improvise, try out new techniques, or use a variety of techniques to craft your own French Kiss style. There are no rules for this kiss, other than that you enjoy it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Camp Boyfriend by J.K. Rock - Review

Camp Boyfriend
Title: Camp Boyfriend
Author: J.K. Rock
Series: Camp Boyfriend #1
Release Date:
July 2nd 2013 
Format: E-book & Paperback
Spencer Hill Contemporary  
Source: complimentary copy from the publisher via Netgalley
The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check. 
They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.
But Matt isn't giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn't really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she's more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren's friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she's changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?





My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After going through some major changes Lauren is finally coming back to summer camp. Camp Juniper Point is a place her geek side always loved and the place where Seth and her, shared amazing moments. But this time it won't be the same because she is now a cheerleader with a hot boyfriend. Lauren will have to find out who she really is, what she wants and who she truly loves.

Camp Boyfriend has all the ingredients of a Young Adult romance. A love triangle, mean girls, the endless fight between the popular kids and the nerds, a girl growing up and discovering herself but above all is a book that tries to pull down prejudices and preconceptions of what type of people we should be.

The start was a bit slow for me. The whole drama wedding was too boring, Lauren and her inner dialogues were annoying and to make things worse, the personality crisis caused by a external makeover was over the top. Somewhere around half the book the story takes another rhythm. When she starts to care about others and realize that having a boyfriend is not the most important thing, the book becomes more enjoyable.

The main character is not one of my favorites. Lauren is extremely self-centered and has a hard time figuring out what is correct and what not. I know teenagers are dramatic and selfish but she takes it to another level. Matt is a sweet guy, I think he is well portrayed as a typical athlete with a good personality. And now about Seth… I didn't like him at all. He acts wounded and offended when he breaks up with her every year at the end of camp. His personality was really irritating and his dialogues were silly.

I like how the author tried to create a young and fresh world and most times they achieve it. The language is simple and natural, the descriptions and situations are ok.

One of the best things about this book is the message of not labelling yourself and others. You can enjoy things like astronomy and fashion at the same time. Sometimes we believe that some universal rule states that smart girls can’t be girly or that athletes can’t be artists too. A big round of applause to the author for remind us to stay true to ourselves and what we love.

Overall, Camp Boyfriend is the typical YA contemporary romance with some highs and lows. If you enjoy this genre I’m sure you will enjoy it.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Release Day - Skin Deep by @Megan_D_Martin

Title:  Skin Deep
Author:  Megan D. Martin
Series:  #1 of The Eternal Forces
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Dragonfairy Press
Release Date:   April 3, 2014
What would you do to have the body of your dreams?

Kiera hates being overweight and hides behind thick layers of clothing. One night, her friends present an opportunity that seems impossible to believe. With a single spell, she can have the thin physique she's always coveted.

But all magic comes with a price: no sex or she'll revert back to her old body. Kiera accepts the cost. It's not like she has men lined up at her door. Obeying this one tiny rule isn't difficult at all—until the night she meets Cain, a were-tiger and a soldier with the Eternal Forces.

When a slew of unexplained murders forces Kiera and Cain together, they'll have to face the horrors of their pasts. Will Kiera realize she is worth more than her outward appearance? Or will she make the wrong the choice and lose everything—including her life?

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About the Author

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.
You can find Megan on pretty much every social networking site that exists. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Book of the Month: March 2014

Hello and Happy Monday :)
I know today is not the first Monday of April but come on, tomorrow is not far away.
I didn't read much last month because going back to work and classes was a bit caotic. I hope everyone is having a good time.

Book of the Month was inspired by an event hosted in the past by BOOK WHALES. The idea is to share the best book we read the previous month. I think is a great idea to share new books and alert other about great reads.
Anyway, come back every first Monday of a new month when I post the best book I've read the month before.

Darkside Sun (Mortal Machine, #1)

Title: Darkside Sun
Author: Jocelyn Adams
Series: The Mortal Machine #1
Release Date: March 10th 2014 
Publisher: Embrace - Entangled Publishing

Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.

Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do. 

Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.

Normal was overrated, anyway.