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Book Trailer Tuesday (105) Top Ten Favorite Book Trailers of 2014

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For my Final Trailer Tuesday of 2014 I want to take a look back at the past year and share my favorite Book Trailers released this year. As many of you know I love Book trailers and when done right they can create that much more anticipation and excitement for me in conjunction with the normal promotional stuff. I want to say a big Thank you to all the people who continue putting out High Quality Book trailers. I really appreciate the time, thought and creativity put into them and look forward to each new one I find.

So let's get started, shall we!

10.) Uninvited by Sophie Jordan


9.) Half Bad by Sally Green

8.)Bird Box by Josh Malerman

7.)Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

6.)Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

5.)Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

4.) Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

3.) Dystopia by Anthony Ergo


2.) The School For Good & Evil:  A World Without Princes by Soman Chanani
And last up is..... *drumroll*

1.) Carnival of Secrets by Melissa Marr

Although the…

Freebie Friday (75) Free Science Fiction, Fantasy, New Adult and Young Adult E-Books

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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 for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.

Science Fiction & Fantasy
After the Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue [Purchase] [Review]
The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.

When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them—with the rest of the world—but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, and I survived The Ending.

The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is b…

Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies

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Whether your a fan of the Classics or slapstick Holiday fare, Christmas Movies are an integral part of the Holiday season for many of us. We all have our favorites and this year I figured I'd share some of mine with all of you.

So in no particular order (Save my #1 pick), Here are my Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies!

10.) Gremlins (1984) Warner Bros. Studios

"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet.  And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." 
9.) The Polar Express (2004) Warner Bros. Studios

"The thing about trains... it doesn't matter where they're going.  What matters is deciding to get on."

8.) The Children (2008) Chrysalis Films

"Come on now, Daddy's not angry!  No, Daddy's very angry!"
7.) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Touchstone Pictures

"Forgive me, Mr. Claus. I'm afraid I've made a terrible mess of your holiday."
6.) Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001) Mattel Entertainment

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Zurvival Saturday (114) Free Zombie Books

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This week I have some awesome and best of all Free Zombie E-books to share with you all! All books listed are Kindle Editions unless noted differently. All titles are linked to Goodreads for your convenience.

Zombie Society by K. Bartholomew [Purchase]
In August 2016, the President of the United States announced to the nation that he was signing into law Executive Order 14245, The Zombie Assimilation Act. The following day, millions of zombies who were being imprisoned in camps around the country were released into the general population.

This is the story of the Quinn family of Boston, Massachusetts, an ordinary American family as they adjust to their new lives, living among zombies in their schools, hospitals, workplaces – Everywhere

Victim Zero by Joshua Guess [Purchase]
Kell McDonald isn't your average guy. He's a brilliant biologist and geneticist, a leading researcher in the constant fight against disease and death. He works in secret on a miraculous organism with the pot…

Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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Author: Josh Malerman
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Post Apocalyptic
Publisher: Ecco Books
Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn't look outside anymore. Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors. The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows. They are out there. She might let them in. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall. Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them. Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.





ReviewBird Box, how do I describe thee? Part Horror, part psychological thriller this book takes the term Mind #$%^ to the extreme. No lie, I read Bird Box well over a month ago and to this day I…

Christmas Is Coming Giftcard Giveaway!!!

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Since Christmas is Coming up in less than 10 days, I thought it would be the perfect time to throw a Giveaway!!

As if you can't tell already, I love books. In fact, I'm very rarely seen without a book in my hand (as those who know me can attest to). Books bring comfort, they make us laugh or cry with a turn of the page, they transport the reader through time and space and even have been known to save the world (true story). Needless to say I'm a huge advocate of the written word.

Now I know you're probably wondering "Why yes Kristin we know this already but how does that pertain to Christmas?"  Well, glad you asked. Like many of you, I love the holidays. The sights, smells and food this time of year just make me happy. What I really love about Christmas though is books.  I use this time of the year to recommend force books I love, or books that I know will be loved, onto my cherished few or really anyone with a pulse.  However, I'm not gonna lie, I recei…

Graphic Novel Review: Wildfire Vol. 1 by Matt Hawkins

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Author: Matt Hawkins
Illustrator: Linda Sejic
Genre: Science Fiction, Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication: December 9, 2014

Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger - or a first class ticket to the apocalypse? Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before!


ReviewWildfire was a graphic novel I stumbled across as a recommendation in my email. As soon as I read the premise I knew this was one I'd have to read. While the story of Wildfire might be fictionalized, The battle over GMO's and the corporations who push them on the public is something very real. Even though Wildfire is meant to be read as Science Fiction I couldn't help but think how something like this could happen as more and more Genetically Modified seeds make there way into the general population. 

Final Thoughts Overall, I really enjoyed Wildf…

Waiting On Wednesday (119) The Memory Key by Liana Liu

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on
The Memory Key by Liana Liu. 


Expected Publication:
March 3, 2015 from Harper Teen



In a five-minutes-into-the-future world, a bereaved daughter must choose between losing memories of her mother to the haze of time and the reality-distorting, visceral pain of complete, perfect recall.


Lora Mint is determined not to forget.

Though her mother’s been dead for five years, Lora struggles to remember every detail about her—most importantly, the specific events that occurred the night she sped off in her car, never to return.

But in a world ravaged by Vergets disease, a viral form of Alzheimer’s, that isn’t easy. Usually Lora is aided by her memory key, a standard-issue chip embedded in her brain that preserves memories just the way a human brain would. Then a minor accident damages Lora’s key, and her memories go haywire.…

Review: The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery

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Author: Carla Spradbery
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery
Publisher: Hodder Children's
Publication Date: September 4, 2014

For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag.

As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust.

With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever..


ReviewThe 100 Society was a book I download …

Waiting On Wednesday (118) The Cage by Megan Shepherd

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. This week I'm turning my spotlight on
The Cageby Megan Shepherd.


Expected Publication:
May 26, 2015 from Balzer + Bray



When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments--tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle--and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer appears--a handsome young gu…

Book Trailer Tuesday (104) Stray by Elissa Sussman & Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols

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Book 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 Stray by Elissa Sussman & Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols.

Available Now:
Stray by Elissa Sussman I am grateful for my father, who keeps me good and sweet. I am grateful for my mother, who keeps her own heart guarded and safe. I am grateful for my adviser, who keeps me protected. I am grateful for the Path, which keeps me pure. Ever after.

Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.

When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully …

Review: The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris

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Author: N.W. Harris
Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Horror, Young Adult
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication: October 9, 2014

One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.

Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, me…