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Blog Tour- The Violet Fox by Clare C. Marshall Interview,Review and Giveaway!!

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Author: Clare C. Marshall
Publisher: Faery Ink Press
Publication Date: October 13,2012
ISBN: 9780987779441
Series: The Violet Fox #1
Goodreads Page: Click Here
Run.
That’s what instinct told me.
But in order to save the secrets of my people
and to protect my brother
I have to become the enemy.

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:

The Violet Fox is a story about a young girl name Kiera Driscoll who lives in the land of Marlenia. Kiera lives underground in the tunnels below Marlenia, her people being forced to do so after a war that took place two hundred years prior. Kiera along with her brother Rordan and best friend Laoise are Fighters, forced to sneak above ground to provide there people with much needed supplies. Kiera's alter-ego is that of The Violet Fox. Kiera's alter-ego is notoriously known to the Guards above but miraculously she has somehow always been able to conceal her iden…

Waiting On Wednesday (32)

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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* Poison by Bridget Zinn

Author: Bridget Zinn
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Goodreads Page: Click Here
Expected Publication:March 12,2013Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she…

Trailer Tuesday (28)

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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 spotlighting The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa and Iced by Karen Marie Moning.

Available Now: The Lost Prince by Julie KagawaDon’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is…

Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell- Review

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J. Barton Mitchell
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publication:
October 30,2012


In a post-apocalyptic world controlled by alien invaders, two teens and a young girl with mysterious powers embark on a dangerous journey. What they find will change everything...


Earth has been conquered. An extraterrestrial race known as The Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving the planet’s youth to fend for themselves. In this treacherous landscape, Holt, a bounty hunter, is transporting his prisoner Mira when they discover Zoey, a young girl with powerful abilities who could be the key to stopping The Assembly. As they make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, the trio must contend with freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and perhaps most perilous of all: Holt and Mira’s growing attraction to each other.

I downloaded this book to review through Netgalley. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any w…

Waiting On Wednesday (31)

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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* Pods by Michelle K. Pickett

Expected Publication:June 04,2013Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That’s the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected …

Book To Movie Monday (23)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover American Psycho.


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. American Psycho is a novel written by Bret Easton Ellis. The book was published by Vintage Books in 1991. The Novel generated much controversy at the time due to the extreme violence and sexual content discussed. It's been said that the Author had received numerous death threats and hate mail in regards to the book.

Let's look at some of the characters now shall we.

Main Protagonist

Patrick Bateman- Narrator of the novel, Patrick Bateman is a young professional working on Wall Street bored with the daily comings and goings of life. He also happens to be a serial killer and sometimes cannibal. Let's just say Patrick Bateman is one deeply disturbed individual.



Major differences between the Book and the Series.


In the Book Bateman's apartment is usually fille…

Freebie Friday (26)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page.

*My Internet connection isn't letting me upload the covers today keeps crashing :( sorry.*

Teen Horror
Riser by Becca C. Smith

Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen

Paranormal Romance

The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton

Inhale by Kendall Grey *mature content warning

Zombie
Kissing Zombies #1+2 by Richard Denney

Knight Of The Living Dead by Steve Moore and M. Todd Gallowglas

*Though free at time of posting, please verify that the “Kindle Price” is actually $0.00. If you see a price for “Prime Members” or “read for free”, then the book is NOT free any longer. Please leave a comment if you notice this so I can replace with another :)

*AuthorsHave an upcoming book that will be FREE let me know, I'd love to feature your work in my post. Please share this post!! I t…

Trailer Tuesday (27)

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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 spotlighting Caleo by James Crawford and Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Available Now: Caleo By James CrawfordCaleo Anima is the social outcast of Butler High. His pale skin and white hair have caused him nothing but trouble since birth. Now at age 17 a mysterious stranger shows up telling him that not only is Caleo part of a magical race called Leeches, but his life is in danger because of a civil war that's been going on for decades...all in an effort to gain control over him.


Expected Release November 6,2012
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did…

Book To Movie Monday (22)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover The Walking Dead: Days Gone By. Now I know, I know it's a TV show not a movie but I've wanted to do a comparison for awhile now and rather than make a whole new meme I'm shelving it here.


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 Walking Dead began as a comic series created by Robert Kirkman. The comics were first released in 2003 by Image comics. The Walking Dead: Days Gone By Vol. 1 was released in May 2004 and contains the first 6 issues in the series.

Let's look at some of the characters now shall we.

Main Protagonist

Rick Grimes- A small town deputy from Kansas. He is husband to Lori Grimes and Father to Carl Grimes. In the first episode/comic he is shot and sent into a coma. Upon waking Rick discovers that his hospital has been abandoned as well as his town and the dead for reasons unknown have risen.…

Zurvival Saturday (29)

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Tomorrow, yes tomorrow The Walking Dead returns to AMC *woohoo!!!* and so starting today at 10am ET AMC will be running a marathon to get all the fans or those just checking out the series caught up.

I cannot express to you how amazingly excited for tomorrow I am. Next week I will be talking about the Season premiere so make sure to come back and check that out.

For this week's Zurvival Saturday I will be watching the awesome Walking Dead Marathon on AMC!! Before I get to that though I want to share my TOP Favorite non dialogue scenes from both Seasons of The Walking Dead. This is Part 1 since I have way to many to fit in just one post.

In no particular order they are:

1.) Rick Spots a child walking amongst the cars in the first episode.
That moment when we see the child pick up the bunny before being revealed as a Zombie is one of those moments that takes you by surprise because you want to believe the little child is OK but the rational part of you knows this is going to end…

Freebie Friday (25)

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page.

Young Adult
Branded by Keary Taylor

Surviving The Fog by Stan Morris

Chosen (Guardians of the Word) by Jolea M. Harrison


Horror
Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Paranormal
Scary Mary by S.A. Hunter
*Though free at time of posting, please verify that the “Kindle Price” is actually $0.00. If you see a price for “Prime Members” or “read for free”, then the book is NOT free any longer. Please leave a comment if you notice this so I can replace with another :)

*AuthorsHave an upcoming book that will be FREE let me know, I'd love to feature your work in my post. Please share this post!! I thank you if you do.

Booking Through Thursday (18)

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BTT Asks: If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection, What would it be?
Oh wow this is a toughie. My first instinct would be to grab my Lord Of The Rings books because they are bound in a box together and easy to carry but....then I'd be torn having to leave the much bulkier Harry Potter books behind.

I think in the end I would go for The Harry Potter books because they are first editions and also I have more sentimental attachment to them since the last 4 in the series I went to midnight releases to get and each book has a little something from that night tucked inside.


Now for my questions, If your choice was between saving the Harry Potter Series or Lord Of the Rings, Which would you choose? Why? Leave me an answer in the comments below, I love reading your responses!

To join this or future Booking Through Thursdays Click Here

Waiting On Wednesday (30)

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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* Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace

Expected Publication:October 30,2012DelayedWhat if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient cast…

Trailer Tuesday (26)

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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 spotlighting Inheritance by Christopher Paolini and Blind Spot by Laura Ellen.

Available Now: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the…

Weekly Wrap Up (21)

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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
The 13th Sign by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
And All The Stars by Andrea K. Höst
Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us by Pamela D. Toler
The King Of The Winter by Andy Monk
All The Broken Pieces by Cindi Mansen
Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

Free E-Books Purchased
Yesterday's Gone Season 2 by Sean Platt and David Wright
Sweet Venom by Terra Lynn Childs

Book Won/Gifted
Revamp by Beck Sherman *won last month from Goodreads but haven't had a WWU to post it in.

Books Reviewed
Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin
Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
Dearly,Beloved by Lia Habel
Brightest Kind Of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
Last Stand On Zombie Island by Christopher L. Eger

*reviews from September 18 onward, I just didn't have a WWU to post them in.

I think that about wraps up my Week. Link me to yours (Don…

Zurvival Saturday (28)

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I will be reviewing Dearly,Beloved by Lia Habel


Author: Lia Habel
Publication Date: September 25,2012
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345523342
Series: Gone With the Respiration #2


I was provided a copy of this book to review through Netgalley. All opinions included in this review are my own and I was not compensated in any way for providing them.

Review:

I admit I am a late fan to this series. I had a hard time reading Dearly,Departed and it took me months to do so but eventually I did and ended up liking it. Still I was a bit wary when I saw the announcement for Dearly,Beloved. Would it be hard to get through? Should I even bother? After hearing some awesome things from other bloggers I decided to bite the bullet and request a copy. Let me tell you that I am so glad that I did.

The Characters
- Michael, Bram, and Renfield by far were my favorites in this book. They all brought there A-game and just were so fun to read about. On the opposite side I stil…

Brightest Kind Of Darkness by P.T. Michelle- Review

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Author: P.T. Michelle
ASIN: B0058J4KSQ
Release Date: 06/27/2011
Goodreads Page: Click Here

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

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

Review:

This book is something I had wanted to read for a long ti…

Waiting On Wednesday (29)

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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 Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Boninsinga


Expected Publication:October 16,2012The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia.

At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctuary. Squatters barter services for food, people have roofs over their heads, and the barricade expands, growing stronger every day. Best of all, a mysterious self-proclaimed leader named Philip Blake keeps the citizens in line. But Lilly begins to suspect…

Book To Movie Monday (21)

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For this weeks Book to Movie Monday I have decided to cover the Book To Movie conversion of The Exorcist.


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 Exorcist is a novel written by William Peter Blatty. The book was published by Harper & Row in 1971 and inspired by a demonic possession and exorcism case that the Author heard about while studying at University. For the 40th Anniversary edition the Author added a new character and has been quoted as saying this is the edition he would like to be remembered for.

Let's look at some of the characters now shall we.

Main Protagonists

Father Damian Karras- A Jesuit psychiatrist who has a crisis of Faith after meeting the possessed Regan.

Regan MacNeil- Regan is a 12 year old little girl who becomes possessed by a demon. She has grown up in an Atheist household but questions her mothers beliefs or lack thereof. Her parents are also in th…