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Booking Through Thursday (23)

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BTT Asks: What are you reading right now? (And, is it good? Would you recommend it? How did you choose it?

Nothing, zip, zilch. I haven't decided which book I want to read next. I'm having trouble picking between The Murmurings,The Nightmare Affair and Taken. Last book I finished was Monday and that was The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter. I would recommend it. I felt the ending to the series was satisfying even though I'll still hold out hope for a peek back into the world down the road. I chose The Goddess Inheritance simply because it sounded good at the time. That is pretty much all it came down to.


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Now for my questions:

What book are you currently reading?
Out of the three mentioned above, Which book should I read next??
Leave me your answers in the comments below. I love reading your responses!

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Review: The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

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Author: Aimee Carter
Title: The Goddess Inheritance
Series: The Goddess Test #3
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult
Format: E-Book
Copy Provided By: Edelweiss
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: February 26,2013
Rating: ★★★★★


Love or life.
Henry or their child.
The end of her family or the end of the world.
Kate must choose.


During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most p…

Waiting On Wednesday (47) Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan

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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 Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan



Expected Publication:May 21,2013 If you think you've seen it all -- WORLD WAR Z, THE WALKING DEAD-- you haven't seen anything like the three unlikely heroes who must save Britain . . . from a rampaging horde of ZOMBIE COWS!
Forget the cud. They want blood. It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain's livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies. And if that wasn't bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn't recognize a scoop if she tripped over one. As the nation descends in…

{ Blog Tour + Excerpt! } Ashes & Ice by Rochelle Maya Callen

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Author: Rochelle Maya Callen 
Title: Ashes & Ice
Series: Ashes & Ice #1
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Publisher: C&C Legacy Publishing
Release Date: February 4,2013

She is desperate to remember.
He is aching to forget.
Together, they are not broken.
But together, one may not survive.

​Jade wakes up with no memory of her past and blood on her hands.

Plagued by wicked thoughts, she searches for answers. Instead, she finds a boy who doesn't offer her answers, but hope. But sometimes, when nightmares turn into reality and death follows you everywhere, hope is not enough.

LUST. LOVE. LOSS. Sometimes, all that is left are Ashes and Ice.
Check Out The Ashes & Ice Trailer Below!!
Ashes & Ice Excerpt         Tears burn. I never realized it before, but they do. Tears reach down my throat and settle in my gut until the pain cripples me. I clutch my stomach as I look into the casket. His face doesn’t even look the same. Bloated like a Mardi Gras float, discolored li…

{ Blog Tour + Review } The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein

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Author: Lisa Burstein
Title: The Next Forever
Series: Pretty Amy 1.5
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary,Young Adult, Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Publication Date: January 13,2013
Rating: ★★★

One night in college can change everything…

Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another story…

Joe so isn’t going to the library. He needs space from Amy, too, so he’s decided to rush a fraternity, to get back the swagger he had in high school. But it doesn’t take long for the brothers to invite him to the real rush here the beer is flowing and one particular girl has set her eyes on Joe.

Over the course of one wild night, both Amy and Joe will have to decide if their futures belong with two new people, or whether the next forever will have their first loves in it.





Review:

The Next Forev…

{ Book Blast + Giveaway!! } Phantom Summer by Amy Sparling

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Phantom Summer by Amy Sparling



Seventeen-year-old Taylor Gray moves to Sterling Island to get over her dead boyfriend. Mom’s cool with letting her crash on the couch, but Taylor needs to get a job before the lights are cut off again.



When the tall, dark and crazy Raine Tsunami offers her a position at his thriving ghost tour business, she figures it’s an easy way to make some cash. Taylor isn’t afraid of ghosts--that crap is as fake as her mom’s boob job. She loves their adventures on the historic island, especially the secret places he shows her when the crowds go home. So what if all the ghost stories are just legends?



When Taylor comes face to face with a ghost and Raine crosses the line between friend and boyfriend--Taylor’s new life collides with her haunted past. If murdered people end up as ghosts, then that someone she was trying to forget is probably trying to find her.


Amazon * Createspace * Goodreads
Praise

"I was wonderfully surprised by Phantom Summer!!! I couldn't…

From Page To Screen (31) Casino Royale

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For this weeks From Page To Screen, I have decided to cover Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.

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. Casino Royale is a novel written by Author Ian Fleming. The book was originally published April 15,1953 by Jonathan Cape. Ian Fleming initially began writing Casino Royale as a way to distract himself from his upcoming nuptials to girlfriend Ann Charteris. Casino Royale was largely inspired by events that happened in Ian Fleming's own life during the time he spent working at the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty.


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

Main Protagonist

James Bond- A British Intelligence secret agent. James Bond is a 00 agent meaning he has killed two people. James Bond is a bachelor and is noted for enjoying the finer things in life—expensive clothes, champagne, fine food and cars most notably his Bentley con…

{ Blog Tour, Review & Interview!! } The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

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Author: Sariah Wilson
Title: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
Publisher: Fire&Ice Books
Format: E-Book
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humor
Publication Date: August 15,2012
Copy Provided By: Author
Tour Host: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer


Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.

But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old?

Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mat…

Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger (5) Laziness

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We all know what goes on behind the scenes at our own blogs but rarely do we lift the curtain and share those experiences with others. Dear Diary: Confessions From A Blogger stems from the curiosity. This week I want to talk about Laziness.



Here is my Confession:

Laziness [lazi·ness] n: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility).

By nature I'm not a very lazy person. I'm punctual, will forgo sleep to meet deadlines and am a master at multitasking. Blogging as I'm sure many of you can attest is a full time job in itself. We review an insane number of books per year, update content daily, participate in tours, promote Authors, promote ourselves and that is just the stuff we can do from the comfort of our own home. Throw in Street Team activities, shipping Giveaway books, participating in Author signings or attending conventions and you have a good chunk of your day, heck your life wrapped up in your blog.

On the rare occasion where blogging becomes overwhelmi…

Zurvival Saturday (44) Movie Review: Devil's Playground

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For this weeks Zurvival Saturday I will be reviewing the movie Devil's Playground.

Title: Devil's Playground
Director: Mark McQueen
Distributed by: E1 Entertainment
Run Time: 93 Minutes
Original Release Date: August 21,2010
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Country: United Kingdom

IMDB: Click Here

As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. In his way aren't only the flesh eating super athletic cannibals as humanities greatest danger, are people themselves!

Review:

I am a big fan of British Horror films so it really comes as no surprise that I would seek this title out. Devil's Playground is definitely a welcome addition to the Zombie genre and it's surely a movie I enjoy. However I feel this movie won't fit every fan of the genre as the concept is a bit different.

Basically 30k British citizens have been performing in a drug trial for the company N-Gen. During the trials hings are shown runnin…

Freebie Friday (35)

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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



Paranormal


Zombies

*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 :)

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

Review: White Horse by Alex Adams

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Author: Alex Adams
Title: White Horse
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Format: E-Book
Genre: Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic
Series: White Horse #1
Publication Date: April 17, 2012
Copy Provided By: Netgalley


Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are not defined by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.


Review:

I love pandemic stories. Call it morbid fascination but to me pandemics really are the most likely scenario for global breakdown of society. …

{ Blog Tour, Interview + Giveaway!! } Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four by Nya Jade

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Cover designed by Phat Puppy Art
Buy It Now:
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Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four
Released: October 30,2012 by Dreamwell Publishing


The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the targe…

Waiting On Wednesday (46) The Ward by Jordana Frankel

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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 Ward by Jordana Frankel.



Expected Publication:April 30,2013_____________________________________________
Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.

However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.

Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott …

Review: The Old Man and the Wasteland by Nick Cole

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Author: Nick Cole
Title: The Old Man and the Wasteland
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: E-Book
Copy Provided by: Edelweiss
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Publication Date: January 22, 2013


Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the post-apocalyptic American Southwest.

Forty years after the destruction of civilization, human beings are reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One survivor's most prized possession is Hemingway's classic The Old Man and the Sea. With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a living victim of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse.

What follows is an incredible tale of grit and endurance. A lone traveler must survive the desert wilderness and mankind gone savage to discover the truth of Hemingway's classic tale of man versus nature.


Review:

Have you ever heard the term Slow Burn? If you haven't, basically it means a s…

Trailer Tuesday (42) Rapture by Lauren Kate & The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

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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 focus my spotlight on Rapture by Lauren Kate and The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper.

Available Now: Rapture by Lauren KateThe sky is dark with wings . . . . Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast a…

From Page To Screen (30) The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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For this weeks From Page To Screen, I have decided to cover C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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 Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a Novel written by Author C.S. Lewis. The book was originally published October 16,1950 by Geoffrey Bles. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is the first book in a seven part series and is widely held as the favorite of all the Authors books. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe began as an essay titled It All Began With A Picture. The Author has been quoted as saying that the idea began with a picture he'd seen around sixteen years of age of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. It however wasn't until he turned 40 that he figured out what that picture represented thus The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was born.…