Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan


Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan
Publication date:  May 27th, 2013 
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations

“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”

I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he’s marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to…

“If you shatter, I’ll find you…”

But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my fa├žade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his. 

With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and currently holds the title of assistant professor of English at her local community college. Lexi is a proud member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.




Cover Reveal: Shudder (Stitch Trilogy, #2) by Samantha Durante


Shudder (Stitch Trilogy, #2) 
by Samantha Durante
Genre: YA/NA Dystopian
Expected Release Date: June 15th, 2013

It's only been three days, and already everything is different.

Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she'd thought she'd tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she's discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.

And then there are the visions.

The memory-altering "stitch" unlocked something in Alessa's mind, and now she can't shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers - and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world's sorry history - will soon leave Alessa reeling...

The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante's shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.



Samantha Durante lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. The Stitch Trilogy is her debut series. Learn more about Samantha at www.samanthadurante.com.





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Monday, April 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Follow the White Rabbit (Beautiful Madness, #1) by Kellie Sheridan


Follow the White Rabbit by Kellie Sheridan
Series: Beautiful Madness, #1
Publication date: May 21, 2013 
Genre: YA Fantasy

For centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alice’s visit, the realm has become tainted—almost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.

For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, they’ll have one chance to use Wonderland’s own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate of Wonderland.




Kellie Sheridan is a Canadian author and book blogger. When not reading books or writing, she also works with books. She is currently working with two small publishers on the marketing/publicity side of things, and is also Joan of ARCs at Spencer Hill Press. In her spare time Kellie watches way too much television and travels whenever she has the opportunity.Kellie’s first YA novel, Mortality was released in March, and she is currently hard at work on future writing projects.










Cover Reveal: Hope's Reign (Memory's Wake, #2) by Selina Fenech

Hope's Reign (Memory's Wake Trilogy, #2)
by Selina Fenech
Genre: YA Fantasy
Date Published: May 10, 2013


Everything is slipping away from Memory. The bond of friendship between her, Eloryn, Roen, and Will, that was formed while running for their lives is tearing. In a world that doesn’t feel like home, with a mind filled with nothing but questions, Memory struggles to be true to herself… whoever that is. When her past self starts haunting her, she knows her sanity could be the next thing she will lose.

Selina Fenech


Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives in Australia with her husband, an unnamed cat. During her life Selina has found ancient Roman treasure, survived cancer, had knights joust at her wedding, been mugged for doughnuts, made a living as a visual artist, and shared her imaginary worlds in paintings and now in her novels.

Cover Reveal: Strangely Normal by Tess Oliver

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Strangely Normal by Tess Oliver 


A unique summer job lands eighteen-year-old Eden Saxon into a lifestyle completely different than her own. She becomes a companion for nineteen-year-old Finley King, the daughter of a rock legend. Finley suffers from severe anxiety, and her father fears her being alone. Eden leaves her loving, but wildly dysfunctional, parents and dreary apartment and enters a world where no luxury is overlooked. She instantly adores Finley and her charming, quirky personality. The whole situation has only one flaw– Finley’s older brother, Jude. Jude King is cocky, arrogant and irritating. Unfortunately, he’s also completely irresistible.
Eden realizes she’s underestimated the depth of Finley’s problems, and suddenly her dream job turns out to be a lot more than she’d expected. Eden soon finds herself in over her head . . . and her heart. 



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Tess Oliver is a teacher and writer who lives in California with her husband, kids and a small pack of pampered dogs. She loves horses, chocolate and Jane Austen books. 

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He placed down his pencil and walked across the floor toward me. The crackling energy I’d felt between us the night before when he’d stood over my bed returned now and grew with hot intensity as the space between us disappeared. I was not the only one noticing the sudden charge in the atmosphere between us. He stopped directly in front of me, and even with loud music bouncing off the walls, I could hear the unnaturally fast rhythm of his breathing.
He hesitated a moment and then his hand came up slowly and brushed the hair off my face. His fingertips had only grazed my cheek, but I felt the sensation of his touch through my entire body. He looked back at me as if he’d smoothed his hands over every inch of my skin. The air between us heated and what had started out as a casual session between an artist and his subject had somehow erupted into something completely different.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review: Rise (Eve, #3) by Anna Carey

Published Date: April 2nd, 2013
by HarperCollins
Pages: 320 (hardcover)
Stars: 3.5

How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?


When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father's top adviser—Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started.



Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring about a new, free world when she's called upon to perform the ultimate act of rebellion—killing her father?



In Rise, Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight as Anna Carey's epic tale of romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New America comes to a stunning conclusion.

          The Eve series is one of the forerunners of the expansive young adult dystopian genre. It’s been there to lead other novels of the same kind into the desolate, oppressing world that we see only in works of fiction. The story of Eve and company has always been a great tale of sacrifice, love, and strength throughout all of the novels, colliding here once and for all in Rise. After all I’ve been through with these characters I am upset to have to finally let them go, but I was a little disappointed with how it went down.


          Eve is much where we left her in Once. She’s stuck where she doesn’t want to be, bound to a man she doesn’t like, and completely heartbroken. What can one do in such situation? Act like a total mean-hearted female dog? Oh, or maybe stir up trouble? Apparently, Eve seems to think those are the only things that need to happen. After joining sides with the rebellion, Eve is like a lost little puppy. She doesn’t seem to know what she needs to be doing. She keeps repeating what she has to do over and over in her head, hoping that it will all turn out fine. It was a vicious cycle of obeying the rebellion’s orders and fulfilling them with a rather guilty conscience.
          The characters in these novels are such well-crafted, pleasant people and I am glad I’ve had the chance to read about them. One of the things I really actually liked about Rise what that all the characters from the previous books pop their heads in to this continually saddening story. 


          The truth is I’m still trying to figure out if I liked it at all or not. The ending was a huge, anticlimactic, disappointing mess. Think of the worst possible way you could end a book and then read this ending, they would be the same. I don’t mean that in a good way either. It just felt wrong and incorrect. You’re left hanging without any explanation of how things ended up for the characters and their lives. The big plot twist (that you knew was coming, might I add) was stuck right with all the rest of the disappointing mess.
          In the end, I’m not really sure I am impressed by Carey’s attempt at the last Eve book. There are many scenes that really pulled on my heartstrings, but others all I could so is just sit there wondering how better they could’ve been. I will indeed be sad to not have to wait on anymore of these novels with their expertly depicted dystopian scenes, but I just wish I could’ve seen just a little bit more.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Unspoken by Camille Dixon


Unspoken by Camille Dixon
Publication date:  May 2013 
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Jaxon Michaels is every father's worst nightmare for his teenage daughter, but Clarice Gibson knows him better than anyone. Best friends since the sixth grade, Clare and Jax have walked the fine line of friendship for six years.

But when Clarice's friend Jessica starts dating Jax, Clare finds herself starting to notice him in a different way, one she's not entirely prepared to face. As their senior year approaches and her true feelings are unburied, Clare begins asking herself the one question she vowed never to think about: What if she's in love with her best friend? Their friendship is further strained when the captain of the football team - and Jessica's twin brother - sets his eyes on Clare. As loyalties and friendships are tested, Clare and Jax find it harder to keep themselves firmly planted on the friends side of the relationship line. 

A line they are getting dangerously close to crossing.


I'm a Southern girl who's spent the last few years freezing my toosh off up north. Except for the snow, things are pretty good. I love sunshine, sweet tea, and romances that touch my heart. A lifelong romantic, I found my own prince charming at an online dating site. Six months later, he asked me to marry him. Picture Perfect is my debut novel.