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Silver White by Shawn Underhill { Book Blast+ Giveaway!!! }

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Silver-White by Shawn Underhill



“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep.”

~ Robert Frost


Purchase ~ just .99 cents Amazon Kindle
*Evie’s family has been holding out on her …


Big time.

On an unexpected visit to her grandparents’ house in New Hampshire’s secluded North Woods, the sixteen-year-old literally runs into the truth of the long-hidden family secrets, and finds herself thrust without warning into the clandestine world of the Great North Pack—a wild and exhilarating world of rugged beauty, heart-pounding adventures, and long nights running under a sea of stars … but as she’s set to discover, a world also fraught with potential dangers lurking in the shadows.



Praise

 "Simply put, this book was amazing. I've read more fantasy novels than than I can count, but this one is certainly one of the best. The heroine isn't some wishy-washy pansy that screams at everything, and the focus of the story isn't on some unb…

Daynight by Megan Thomason { Blog Tour, Review,Top Ten, and Giveaway!! }

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Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance™. Reality: the SCI subjects Second Chancers to strict controls and politically motivated science experiments like Cleaving—forced lifetime union between two people who have sex.

Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.

Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.

Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the pre…

Waiting On Wednesday (43)

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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 Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe.



Author: Megan Crewe
Page Count: 288
Publisher: Disney HyperionExpected Publication:
February 12,2013First, the virus took Kaelyn’s friends. Then, her family. Now it’s taken away her home.

But she can't look back—the life she once had is gone forever.


A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn’s small island community and spread beyond the quarantine. No one is safe. But when Kaelyn finds samples of a vaccine in her father's abandoned lab, she knows there must be someone, somewhere, who can replicate it. As Kaelyn and her friends head to the mainland, they encounter a world beyond recognition. It’s not only the “friendly flu” that’s a killer—there are people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the vaccine. How much will Kaelyn risk for an unproven cure, when the search could either destroy those she loves or s…

Trailer Tuesday (40)

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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 Origin by Jessica Khoury and Hysteria by Megan Miranda.


Available Now: Origin by Jessica KhourdyPia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.




Expected Publication:February 5,2013
Hysteria by Megan…

Young Adult Giveaway Hop!!

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Hello and Welcome to Blood,Sweat, and Books stop on the Young Adult Giveaway Hop!
Hosted by I Am A Reader,Not A Writer & BookLove101
This Giveaway Hop is all about the Young Adult books we all know and love. I'm going to keep my prize super simple and let you choose which book you want. Need some inspiration?? Check out some of my favorite Young Adult series below!

*The Goddess Test Series by Aimee Carter
*The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
*Hush,Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick
*The Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray
*Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver

This is just a small sampling of my favorites but if you haven't read them yet, I highly suggest starting.

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Giveaway Rules:

Must be 13 years or older to enter.

Giveaway open INT as long as The Book Depository ships to you (Check Here)

Winner has 48 hours to respond with shipping details before an alternative winner is chosen.

Winner may choose E-Book if they prefer.

Please make sure to sto…

Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater { Paperback Release Book Blitz+Giveaway}

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Buy It Now:
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It’s time to clear the hotel.

The fort has grown crowded as survivors of the zombie apocalypse have found safety between its walls. Winter is coming; soon it will be too cold to live in tents and other makeshift shelters. The leaders of the survivors—Katie, Jenni, Juan, Travis, and Nerit—decide it’s time for an assault on the zombie-occupied hotel that looms over the town square.

A pitched battle in the banquet room is the start of a harrowing, room-by-room struggle from Reception to roof. As the sun sets, the people of Ashley Oaks gather in the hotel’s rooftop ballroom and gazebo to celebrate their survival. Gazing out over the beauty of the surrounding Texas countryside, it’s hard to believe that death and danger lurk around every corner.

The fort’s search and rescue teams have attracted unwanted attention from bandits who see the fort as competition for food . . . and as a ready source of women. The first attacks are minor, but everyone k…

Review: Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

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Lex Thomas
Publication Date: July,2012
Publisher: EgmontUSA


It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.


Review:

Take every clique from your average High School, throw them together in a desperate life or death situation where they've been quarantined from any adult interaction and you have one hair raising thrill ride. Mix together Mean Girls with The Hunger Games and a little bit of The Stand …

Book To Movie Monday (28)

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For this weeks Book To Movie Monday I have decided to cover The Woman In Black.

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 Woman In Black is a Novel written by Author Susan Hill. The Woman In Black was published October 10,1983 by Hamish Hamilton. The story takes place in a small English town, and is about a Ghost who foreshadows the deaths of children.

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

Main Protagonist

Arthur Kipps- A down on his luck lawyer in Edwardian England. Arthur is forced to travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.

Samuel Daily- A kindly local man who befriends Arthur and allows him to stay in his home.


Major Differences Between The Book and the Movie
In the book the children's deaths in town are never really shown, mostly talked about.
vs.
In the Movie you get to see each death as it occurs.…

Jack Templar: Monster Hunter { Book Blast and Giveaway!!! }

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Jack Templar: Monster Hunter





Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.


As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters ar…

Weekly Wrap Up (29)

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Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,bought,won etc..). So let's get to it shall we!


Netgalley/Edelweiss/E-Books to Review
Aura by Rebecca Talley

Ashes and Ice by Rochelle Maya Callen

The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein


*Thank you so much to the people and Authors who approved or requested me this week!








Books Reviewed Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

900 Miles by S. Johnathan Davis

Rootless by Chris Howard

The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak








Books Won/Gifted
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
*Won Arc from Two Chicks on Books Blog







Books Purchased (Audio,E-Book,etc)
The Hunt Audiobook by Andrew Fukuda

The Prey Audiobook by Andrew Fukuda *pre-order








Giveaways

Ends January 31st!


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 mentioned? If so, How did you like them? If you read my reviews or leave a comment,I thank you. Like w…

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter- Review

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Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Count: 296
Series: The Goddess Test #2
Publication Date: March 27, 2012Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.


Review:

Goddess Interrupted picks up right after …

Zurvival Saturday (40)

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For this week's Zurvival Saturday I will be reviewing 900 Miles by S. Johnathan Davis.


Author: S. Johnathan Davis
Publication Date: January 7,2013
Add to Goodreads: click here
John is a killer, but that wasn't his day job before the Apocalypse.

In a harrowing 900 mile race against time to get to his wife just as the dead begin to rise, John, a business man trapped in New York, soon learns that the zombies are the least of his worries, as he sees first-hand the horror of what man is capable of with no rules, no consequences and death at every turn.

Teaming up with an ex-army pilot named Kyle, they escape New York only to stumble across a man who says that he has the key to a rumored underground stronghold called Avalon..... Will they find safety? Will they make it to John's wife before it’s too late?

Get ready to follow John and Kyle in this fast paced thriller that mixes zombie horror with gladiator style arena action!



I received this book to review from the Author. All o…

Rootless by Chris Howard- Review

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Author: Chris Howard
Publisher: Scholastic
Page Count: 336
Publication Date: November 1, 201217-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using scrap metal and salvaged junk, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree—they were destroyed more than a century ago—his father used to tell him stories about the Old World. But that was before his father was taken . . .

Everything changes when Banyan meets a woman with a strange tattoo—a clue to the whereabouts of the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts—the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an uneasy alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards…

Within Anniversary Tour

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Author: Clare C. Marshall
Publisher: Faery Ink Press
Publication Date: November 13,2011

Buy It Now
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Trinity Hartell’s life changed after the accident. Left with irreversible brain damage, she becomes a burden to her mother, a cause for heartbreak for her boyfriend Zack, and a flattened obstacle for her best friend, Ellie.

But then she starts writing. Perhaps it’s a coincidence that the psychotic, murdering protagonist of her novel bears a striking similarity to the charming Wiley Dalton, a mayoral candidate in the upcoming election.

Or, perhaps not...



Writing the Villain by Clare C. Marshall
On this anniversary tour for Within, everyone has been talking about how much they love the villain of the story, the mysterious psychopath Edmund. He’s silently terrorizing by picking off the homeless, the racial minorities, and anyone unlucky enough to cross his path.

But Edmund has a secret--his real identity, or I should say, his persona known to many in the…

Just Breathe by Kendall Grey {Blog Tour + Guest Post}

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Author: Kendall Grey
Publisher: Howling Mad Press
Series: Just Breathe
Buy It Today:
Amazon~Barnes&Noble

He made a deal with the devil to save the woman he loves…

After a terrible accident rocks the foundation of their relationship, Australian Sentinel Gavin Cassidy and whale biologist Zoe Morgan call it quits. Gavin can’t forgive himself for shattering her trust, and being with the sexy rock star is killing Zoe. Literally.

But love—and duty—are powerful motivators, and alliances are forged in the most unlikely places. With the key to salvation locked inside the mind of an unconscious child, Gavin must find another way to snuff out the Fyre Elementals before millions of humans die, or make good on his deal with the devil and lose the one he loves. Again.


Check out the Kendall Grey's Website for some truly awesome giveaways going on now!


Beyond Erotica Guest Post by Kendall GreyKristin: While this series does have a ton of steamy sexy awesomeness, I feel it is beyond just Erotica.…

Trailer Reveal+ Giveaway: Senshi by Cole Gibsen

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Skater girl or supernatural samurai? Rileigh Martin wants to believe that adrenaline gave her the strength to fend off three muggers in the mall parking lot. But adrenaline doesn't explain the voice in her head giving her battle tips and warnings.

While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.

Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.

Is Rileigh’s only hope for salvation to team up with her sworn enemy?

Rileigh Martin just wants to do normal teenage things, like go on romantic dates with Kim, her boyfriend and past life soul mate. Al…