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Freebie Friday (28)

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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.

Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Above Ground by A.M. Harte

Project Ele by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels




Thrillers

The Vector by MCM

Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 by Sean Platt and David Wright




Young Adult/Fantasy

Cloak by James Gough

Rippler by Cidney Swanson






*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.

{ Cover Reveal!!!! } The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

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Pre-Order LinksAmazon~Barnes&Noble
The Summer I Became A Nerd Expected Release May 7,2013 On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

Born and rai…

Interview with Author Iain Rob Wright

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Published author, Iain Rob Wright, was born in 1984 and lives in Redditch, a small town in the West Midlands, UK, with his loopy cocker spaniel, Oscar, his fat old cat, Jess, his many tropical fish, and the love of his life, Sally. Writing is the passion that fills his life during the small periods of time when he isn’t cleaning up after his pets.

He is the author of several novels, including the critically acclaimed, The Final Winter, and the deeply disturbing thriller, ASBO.



Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Iain for the blog. I have been a huge fan of his since I read The Final Winter last year and was beyond excited when he agreed to be interviewed by me.

Interview
First off, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to answer questions.


1. For those readers who might not know your work, Can you tell them a bit about the books you write? Oh and for fun do it in five sentences or less.


I write horror. It's nerdy, fun horror (like a Joss Whedon movie). It…

Booking Through Thursday (20)

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BTT Asks: Do you feel sad that so many people seem content to go through their lives without stretching their mental wings at all?

Can you imagine NOT being a Reader? How does it shape your life? Your perception of it?

How does being a Reader affect your relationship with all those folks who are looking at it from the other side and simply can’t understand how you can sit and READ all the time?
This was an excellent series of questions this week that really made me think before answering.

Yes, I do feel sad that some people don't read. I've always been a passionate reader from the time I was very young. My mother would take me to the library several times a week and as I grew I could always be found curled up with a book somewhere. Many times I'd hear people say they didn't understand how I could read all day. In all honesty I'd be lost in a sense without reading in my life and it makes me sad to this day thinking people are missing out on that experience.

I do u…

Waiting On Wednesday (36)

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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 Dead And Buried by Kim Harrington.


Author: Kim Harrington
Page Count: 304 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Goodreads Page:Click Here
Expected Publication:
January 1,2013A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.

Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who…

Trailer Tuesday (32)

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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 Lullaby by Amanda Hocking and Broken by A.E. Rought


Available Now: Lullaby by Amanda Hocking
Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are growing by the day, and the longer she lives with her new "sisters," the harder it is to …

Exiled by M.R. Merrick- Review

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M.R. Merrick
Publication Date: April 12th,2012
Page Length: 264

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna — a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret.

In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friend…

{Cover Reveal!!!} The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye

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Cover designed by Phat Puppy Art
The Midnight SpellExpected Release: February 2013
Best friends since kindergarten, Adam and Christy have always been the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas. The other kids call Adam gay and Christy a witch.

On both counts the bullies are right.

Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam at the midnight hour. The next day an alluring and mysterious boy enrolls at school and sets hearts a flutter, including Adam’s. Meanwhile, Christy’s mad crush on the handsome football player Ian seems to be going nowhere fast and her witch puberty is making her life miserable.

When a great evil arrives in town that threatens everything they hold dear, the best friends realize that finding a boyfriend is the least of their worries. Soon Adam and Christy will have to battle a force of darkness that has killed in their town before, and will again.

Rhiannon Frater is the award…

Book To Movie Monday (24)

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For this weeks Book To Movie Monday I have decided to cover Twilight: New Moon.

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. Twilight: New Moon is a novel written by Author Stephenie Meyer. It is the second novel in the Twilight Series. New Moon was published September 6, 2006 by Little, Brown and had an initial print run of 100,000 copies. New Moon has been translated into over 38 languages and has over 100 million copies sold worldwide.

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

Main Protagonist

Bella Swan- A teenage girl who lives in Forks. She is deeply in love with Edward Cullen who just happens to be a vampire. After Edward leaves her she falls into a deep depression and while not suicidal it is certainly a dark period in her life. Her best friend Jacob becomes her only source of comfort during this time.

Edward Cullen- Bella's boyfriend. Edward a vampire is part of the…

Alternity by Mari Mancusi-Review

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Mari Mancusi
Publisher:
NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC
Publication Date: October 19th,2012
Page Length: 236


Imagine waking up in a post-apocalyptic, nightmare world--and being told your whole life is but a dream. Skye Brown thought she was your typical teen--good grades, hot boyfriend, and an afterschool job that pays her to play videogames. But then she started having the dreams.

In her dreams, there is no Earth. Only Terra, a bleak, underground wasteland where people live in squalor and oppression. In her dreams, there is no Skye--only Mariah, a rebel leader fighting against a vile, dystopian regime. And then there's Dawn, a handsome, but haunted solider who sees her as but an empty shell of the girl he once love--a betrayer he vows to hate forever, despite what she sees deep in his eyes.

Now, ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye finds herself in a fight against time--to learn who she really is, where she belongs..and why. The shocking tru…

Weekly Wrap Up (22)

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Errors, Errors Everywhere :(

If you stop by my blog today you might notice the layout being different, trust me when I say this is not of my choosing. I seem to have corrupted something or maybe blogger did but no matter what I do I can't get my columns to show. So until I figure things out this will be the working layout. Hopefully I'll have an AH HA! moment today and be able to fix things. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

You can still participate in the Giveaway daily entries by clicking the Giveaway tab. Those seem to be working fine still.

Freebie Friday (27)

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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

Collide by Shelly Crane

Wingless by Holly Hood

Stray by Andrea K. Höst





Apocalyptic/Post Apocalyptic


The Loki Variation by Sabrina James Riley

Wool by Hugh Howey

At The End by John Hennessy

Contagious by Emily Goodwin
Smashwords Freebie

Sunset Rising by S.M. McEachern



*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.

Happy Thanksgiving and a Giveaway?!?! Say What!!

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Today is Thanksgiving *yippee*!!! I wanted to take a moment to just say how Thankful I am for my wonderful followers. I could not continue doing this without your support. Each and every one of you are my motivation to keep doing this. I especially want to send thanks to those who have shared posts, commented and retweeted time and again. It really means so much!

I know it's been a long while since I've had a Giveaway. To Thank all of you for sticking with Blood, Sweat and Books and for being such awesome followers, I have an (up to) $10 Book of choice from Barnes& Noble up for grabs.


Giveaway rules:


-Must Be A Follower on GFC,Networked Blogs or Twitter. Please leave your name in the box provided on the Raffle Copter form (I will be double checking).

-Giveaway will be Open November 22,2012 starting at 5:30 a.m. CST and Close November 30, 2012 at midnight CST. Winner will be announced the next morning. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with Shipping Details and book …

Waiting On Wednesday (35)

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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* ReAwakened by Ada Adams.


Author: Ada Adams
Page Count: 520 pages
Series: Angel Creek #2
Goodreads Page:Click Here
Expected Publication:
November 27,2012Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, i…

Trailer Tuesday (31)

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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 Impulse by Ellen Hopkins and the teaser trailer for Ashes and Ice by Rochelle Maya Callen.


Available Now: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.

Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide.

Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.

Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.

And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.

In one instant each of these young people de…

Exiled and Shift Promotional Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway!!

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Power Will Flourish

Lives Will be Lost

Nothing, Will be Forgotten


Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Goodreads~Smashwords
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Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped. 

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. 

Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna - a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret. In their attempt to stop them however, Chase and Rayna find themselves…

Mash-Up Monday (1)

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For awhile I've been wanting to create another Monday meme to rotate in with my Book To Movie Monday and it finally dawned on me *while coincidentally watching Breaking Dawn* Mash-Up Monday. So what is Mash-Up Monday you ask?? Well Mash-Up Monday is when you take two books that really have nothing in common and Mash them up to create an entirely different book. Sounds simple enough right? Anyway since it was while watching Breaking Dawn that I came up with the idea I've decided my very first one will be about Twilight of course!!


Demon in my view is one of my favorite vampire books and the very first time I read Twilight I really honestly thought it might of been Fan fiction since the books were close in content. Of course on the other hand Twilight does remind me of Wuthering Heights. Repressed adolescent sexuality, tribal competition and questions of loyalty vs love were all major themes in Wuthering Heights and those themes can easily be applied to that of Twilight as well…