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{ Blog Tour and Review!! } Circus Summer by Kailin Gow

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Author: Kailin Gow
Publication Date: June 5,2012
Publisher: TheEdgeBooks
ISBN: 1597480355 (ISBN13: 9781597480352)
Series: Circus of Curiosities

Every season, the Circus of Curiosities visits the city, bringing with it the most fantastic circus acts that are beautiful, majestic, and death-defying. Every season performers for these acts are chosen from the young men and women in each town, trained, and sent to perform in a televised performance, performed literally to the death. Two performers from Sea Cliff, a beach town at the outskirts of the major city find themselves chosen to be in this Summer's Circus Act. Both must win at any cost, but could they ignore their budding feelings for each other?

I received this book for review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

Review:

Circus Chronicles the lives of Lila Sinclair and her friends as they struggle living in a Post Apocalyptic Dystopian world where the only form of entertainmen…

Book To Movie Monday (17)

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For this weeks Book To Movie Monday I have decided to cover the movie A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks.

First Let's Discuss The Book Below Is The Cover

Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Queen Of The Damned is written by Author Nicholas Sparks and was released October,1999 by Warner Books. The Novel was inspired by the Author's sister although the story was largely fictional. After the success of Nicholas Sparks Book to Movie conversion for Message in a Bottle, the film rights for A Walk To Remember were sold to Warner Bros. in 1998. In case you don't realize that is almost a year before the book even hit shelves!

Let's look at some of the characters in the book.

Main Protagonists

Jamie Sullivan- Daughter to the local minister. Jamie is a sweet and kind but socially awkward girl. She is diagnosed with Leukemia and decides to live her life with the help of the popular Landon Carter.

Landon Carter- Handsome and Ric…

Zurvival Saturday (21)

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I decided to something fun. As most of you know the London Olympics have just started (yippee!!) so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to champion for a Zombie Olympics and here's why:

Archery
Hear me out shooting at a target is fun and all but wouldn't it be way more exciting to watch this VS.

Track
Track is one of my favorite events to watch but imagine the World records the athletes would achieve when being chased by a Zombie horde!
VS.

Field
The possibilities with Field events are numerous but I like the idea of using Zombies in Javelin and The Hammer Throw the most. Just put the zombies out in the field as distance markers and throw away. If you hit one bonus points and if you kill one that's almost guaranteed Gold!!
VS.

Obviously Zombies could be adapted to fit in most Olympic Sports but I feel those above would be most entertaining to watch!


Now for this weeks questions. What Sport would you like to see Zombies particip…

Booking Through Thursday (15)

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GigiAnn Asks:Do you have a favorite season of the year that you read more?
Lisa Asks: Where is your favorite place to read? On the beach? Inside/outside?
To answer GigiAnn I pretty much follow the same reading practices year round but I do tend to enjoy reading a bit more when I can snuggle under a blanket, sipping hot cider watching the leaves or snow fall outside on the ground. So I guess favorite season to read would be Fall/Winter even though my actual reading doesn't change much from season to season.

To answer Lisa I think my favorite place to read if I can is in a quiet spot near a fireplace in a setting pretty much the same as above but realistically I guess my couch late at night when I have no distractions.

Do you prefer reading indoors or out? Do you read more in the warm or cool months? Leave me an answer in the comments below, I love reading your responses!

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Waiting On Wednesday (20)

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd


Expected Publication: January 29,2013
London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the is…

Foreign Identity Blog Tour and Review!!

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Author: Becca J. Campbell
Publication Date: May 2012
Publisher: Consortium Books
ISBN: 9781475217
Goodreads: Click Here
Amazon:Click Here
Barnes and Noble: Click Here

I was given a copy of this book to review from the Author for the Blog Tour. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for it.

Review:

What a fun, unpredictable read! I was left guessing for the better part of this book and felt just as in the dark as the characters Jax and Kel. In a lot of ways this book brings to mind the movies Saw and Cube but it also bring a completely other element with the Sci-fi.

One thing that I have minor issues with was at times it felt the characters talked to much when I wanted them to be doing something instead. Now that being said it doesn't really change my opinion of the book it is more or less just a personal gripe.

Overall I can't wait to read more from this Author. While I was satisfied by the ending of Foreign Identity it definitely left me wanting more! …

Reading Road Trip!!!

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Oklahoma
www.Ilikethesebooks.com   and   www.iceybooks.com
Full Schedule Of Stops Here

So the purpose of this blog hop is to showcase books or authors that hail from the state you choose and give away a book either about the state or by the Author who is from that state, make sense? Good! The Author I chose for this blog hop is Tara Hudson author of the Hereafter series.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tara Hudson graduated with a degree in law, mostly because she believed all the horror stories about English majors and their careers in the food-service industry. Luckily, she soon remembered how much she loved telling ghost stories, particularly to her girlfriends who liked visiting abandoned cemeteries as much as she did. Tara currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.

I am really late putting my Giveaway up so I will be extending it until the end of The Reading Road Trip to give people ample time to enter! For this Giveaway I will be giving aw…

Trailer Tuesday (19)

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Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released.

This Week I will be showcasing The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse and The Kill Order by James Dashner.

Author: Lisa M. Stasse
Pubication Date: July 10,2012
Publisher: Simon&Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 1442432659 (ISBN13: 9781442432659)
Goodreads Page: Click Here


As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The…

Book To Movie Monday (16)

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For this weeks Book To Movie Monday I have decided to cover the movie Queen Of The Damned.

First Let's Discuss The Book Below Is The Cover

Now for a little back story in case some of you aren't familiar with the novel. The Queen of the Damned is written by the Author Anne Rice and was released in October of 1988 by Knopf books. The Queen of the Damned is the third book in The Vampire Chronicles series. The Queen of the Damned follows three parallel storylines that weave together to form a rich History of Anne Rice's Vampire lore.

Let's look at some of the characters in the book.

Main Protagonists

The Vampire Lestat (Lestat de Lioncourt)- Lestat is a charismatic and bold individual who has become a superstar rocker. He is known for being very handsome with long blond hair and piercing gray eyes.

Akasha- Queen of all Vampires. While physically beautiful at her core Akasha is a very dark character with no morals, compassion or ethics. She is awakened from her slumber by Le…

Weekly Wrap Up (18)

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Welcome back to My Weekly Wrap Up!!! Each Week I will share My Weekly Wrap Up of Books (reviews,bought,won etc..). So let's get to it shall we!

Netgalley/E-Books For Review
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Diverse Energies by Various Authors
Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings Of Mother Goose Rhymes by Various Authors

*Thank You Lee and Low Books,Month9Books,Tor Books and Ballantine Books for providing E-copies to review.


Books For Review
None :(

Books Won/Gifted
Pax Omega by Al Ewing
Greatshadow by James Maxey
I won both of these from a Book Chick City giveaway!

E-Books Purchased
Shifting by B.V. Larson
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines

Books Purchased
None :(


Books Review
Broken City by D.D. Chant
Eden's Root by Rachel Fisher


Book Giveaways
Eden's Root,Seeds Of War Giveaway open INT*Ends in 3 Days!!!*


I think that about wraps up my Week. Link me to yours (Don't care which meme just like reading them)in the comments below. Have you read any of the books I've m…

Zurvival Saturday (20)

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I decided to share some of my favorite Indie/Self Published Zombie Books.

Dead Rising by Carl Hose I was greatly surprised by this book but by the end I was left wanting more. I hope to have a review up soon because it was a very good book that deserves recognition.

Dead Cold by Roddy Cross This book had a strong protagonist and the ending was just awesome!! If you want to see my full review Click Here

What Zombies Fear by Kirk Allmond This book had it all strong characters, plot and above all some great zombie scenes!! If you want to see my full review Click Here

Blood Soaked and Contagious by James Crawford I read this book before I started my blog infact it was one of the first Ebooks I ever downloaded. I really enjoyed the characters in this book and the overall plot.

Honorable Mention
This series started out on the internet and eventually evolved into the books they are today (published by Tor). I wanted to give a nod to this series and its hum…

{ Blog Tour and Review!!! } Eden's Root by Rachel Fisher

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Eden's Root Tour Stops


Author:Rachel Fisher
Publication Date: December 17,2011
ASIN: B006NP415G
Series: Eden's Root Trilogy #1
The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.

I received this book for review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.

Review:

Eden's Root Chronicles the lives of Fi Kelle…

{ Review } Broken City by D.D. Chant

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Author: D.D. Chant
Publication Date: February 7, 2011
Goodreads Page: Click Here
Smashwords Page: Click Here

Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.
Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems..


I was given a copy of this book to review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for it.

Review:

I'm just g…

Booking Through Thursday (14)

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Vampira2468 Asks: Do you prefer series or stand alone books?
I can honestly answer that I like both series and stand alone books though I have a slight preference for series just because it's hard finding an awesome book, falling in love with the characters and then finding out that it's a standalone. This recently happened to me with Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater. I really loved the book only to find out that the Author has no intention of making it a series, that was a bit disappointing but it happens.

Do you prefer series or standalone books? What is the last standalone you read that you wish was a series? Leave me an answer in the comments below, I love reading your responses!

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Waiting On Wednesday (19)

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine. For this week's Waiting On Wednesday I chose *drumroll* Earth Girl by Janet Edwards


Expected Publication: August 16,2012
2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.

Jarra invents a fake background for herself – as a normal child of Military parents – and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra’s role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make …

Thank You!!

Ok I know I have been missing in action for awhile but I hopefully will be back to semi regularly blogging. I have had lots of suck and excitement happen over this past month which I'm sure none of you care to listen to me drone on about. I have read a couple really great Indie Zombie/Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian books that I can't wait to review.

Anywho I guess that is it for today. Thank you again for sticking with Blood, Sweat and Books. Talk to you all soon!!