Tuesday, October 30, 2012

200 follower GIVEAWAY!!!!!!


OMG It had finally happened, we have reached the 200 follower mark. We could have not made it here without YOU!!!!!!! We want to show our appreciation of your loyalty and give YOU, the followers a giveaway! I hope you enjoy the books that we have selected you to choose from. There is also some swag and it will probably keep getting bigger as the giveaway goes on. I'll keep the pic of the swag updated. So, without further ado here are the prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Found by Margaret Perterson
Torn by Margaret Peterson
The faerie Path by Frewin Jones 
The Naming by Allison Croggon
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 
Vampire Beach by Alex Duval
Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt
Chosen by P.C. Cast
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
Eight Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Some of this swag is signed and some of it isn't. I will be adding swag as the giveaway goes on and I will update the pic when I add more. I hope you like our choices and enter the giveaway. This Giveaway is going to be...........US ONLY :D

EDIT: 11/17/12 New pic of the SWAG :D

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #17

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which we share the books we are adding to our shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Hey peeps, it’s Stacking the Shelves time again. Ryan and I had another wonderful week in the book and swag department. Well Ryan didn't get any swag but she did get an ARC. EDIT: ok Ryan did get some swag only b/c this is two weeks worth of books and swag LOL :DAnd show us some love by leaving us a comment and leaving a link to your STS. Read on peeps, read on!!!!!

Tiffany’s Stack

Won: Books/Swag
Careful by Isobella Jade
Lengths by Steph Campbell
The Winter Witch by 
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
I won Careful on the tour wide giveaway and can't remember what blog I entered on.
I won Stormdander @A Thousand Wrongs
All the others I won @Goodreads :D  

YAY!!!!!!!! Careful is signed.....TO ME!

AH, I love swag!! I got all this from different places :D
The Destined bookmark was also part of a tour giveaway and I don't know which blog. :D

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Heir of Darkness by Alix Rickloff
Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer
Guardian of the Flame by T.L. Higley

Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
YES, I finally got the first book in the series. Now I only need three more.

Ryan's Stack

Won: Books/Swag
 Look at that swag. I am sooo jealous of Ryan right now. I may have to steal it from her. LOL She won all this from Lea@Between Fantasy and Reality

Beta by Rachel Cohn
ANd the little turd got Beta. She is so lucky!!

 White Cat by Holly Black
Tithe by Holly Black
Valiant by Holly Black
Ironside by Holly Black

The Undead in my Bed by Katie MacAlister
Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
The Wind Dancer by Iris Johansen
High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert
When it Happens by Susane Colasanti

WHEW, Well that's what we got in the past two weeks. As you can see we might have a book buying problem.....OK Ryan has a book buying problem. LOL I am so dang excited with all the book that we got this week and I can't wait to read them all. What did y'all get this week? I'd love to know :D

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog Tour {Review + Playlist} Dazzle by Amber Garza


Sixteen-year-old Delaney Scott possesses a special gift. Ever since she was a child she has known about her calling and the duty she’s expected to fulfill.
However, all Delaney wants is to be normal. That’s why she is drawn to Sam. He can offer her the life she’s always desired. Only Sam has secrets of his own.
Secrets that are deadly. Secrets that can change everything.

Advanced Praise for Dazzle:
A definite MUST read!! Amazing new series! - Alexia Purdy, author of Reign of Blood

Torn between the unconditional love of a lifelong friend and the intriguing allure of a bad boy, you won't know who to root for in Garza's new young adult series. But one thing is certain, you'll be rooting for a sequel! Megan Squires, author of Traced--The Outlier Chronicles (Coming September 2012)

My review

Delaney is just a sixteen year old girl that just wants to do what she wants for once in her life. All her life she has been sheltered b/c she is a Ekloge Warrior, that has a special gift. They were made to one day to fight the Sarafites in war when they try to take over Edenly. Delaney doesn’t want to be a part of any of it. She just wants to be a normal teenage girl, but she knows she can’t. Until she starts talking to Sam, but does Sam have another agenda on his mind or does he really like Delaney. She was always told it was dangerous to get involved with someone that is not a follower, but Delaney is tired of it all and doesn’t care. What Delaney dosen’t know is that she is about to find out how dangerous it is to let your guard down.

 OMG dude this book was the bomb!!!!! There is no other word for it. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. All of the characters were very well developed and everything was believable. And to top all that awesome off, they also have gifts. How freaking cool is that?!?! I really didn’t want it to end and I kept looking and hoping that I had a lot more pages left. LOL When it finally ended. My first response was NO NO NO NO, How can you do this to me. That ending just left me wanting more. I need to know what happens, like I need oxygen to breathe, that’s how good it was. Before this book, I was in a rut, but Dazzle pulled me right out of it. :D I highly recommend you read this book.

Delaney was a delightful character. She just wanted to be to live her life being normal. Sure, I would like a gift, but everything comes with a price. She has a big responsibility on her shoulders. I like to think that me and her would be great friends, even though she’s not supposed to talk to other people. I still try and befriend her. Overall, she was a very likable character.

Micah was a bit of a…..IDK. I don’t really know how I feel about him. Yes, I like him and I think he is a really good friend for Delaney, but he is just indecisive…kinda like me LOL He doesn’t know what he really wants, except to find the others like him. Once he sees Delaney with someone else, he gets all jealous, even though he is with someone else and continues to see her. I mean really, come on!!!

Sam was a little bit rough on the edges. He had the whole bad boy persona going in the beginning and then you find out that he is a big softy underneath. He just thought he had to act like that b/c he thought everyone expected it of him b.c of his dad. I don’t really know when I started to fall for him. It could have been a lot of different times. And then there were times, where I didn’t know what to think. Who am I kidding, I totally love the bad boys. LOL

4.5 Waterfalls

Playlist for Dazzle:

Poison and Wine ---- The Civil Wars
The Tip of my Tongue---- The Civil Wars
Hero---- Skillet
Savior---- Skillet
Safe and Sound--- Taylor Swift
Seen a Darkness--- John Mark McMillian
Falling--- The Civil Wars

I didn't know how to put a little music thing on here so just click on the title of the song and it will take you it it's YouTube video. By the way the songs are awesome and I think they go really well with the story.:D Also click on the banner at the top to see the rest of the tour.

{Cover Reveal} Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

EEP, I get to do another cover reveal. I love seeing the covers before anyone else, it's so exciting. Today I get to reveal Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon. I was on her blog the other day and she was looking for bloggers to reveal her book and I didn't hesitate to sign up. Also with the cover reveal, she is doing a giveaway. How sweet is she? So are you ready for that cover. :D My first response when I saw it was, it’s Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!


Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam
intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around  her.  With the Order tightening its hold, and the
reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than  answers as the
Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving
strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery.  It?s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide,
and a destiny someone from the past?far in the past, has already laid claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the
Order?s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

                                                       About the Cover

I know, there's no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series  cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the  cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow's cover to  be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette  reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink  and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have  done another amazing job. I hope you like it too.

About the Author

I started out life in South Africa. A year later
my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my
parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I
was rightly ticked off.

Giving up lions for sheep, I grew up in the foothills of
the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with
uniforms, gabardines, and nuns. When not dodging the beady glare of  the Sisters
of Mercy, I was devouring every book I could get my hands on.

I traveled all over Europe while working in banking and
treasury, but I gave up my calculator in favor of a keyboard and haven?t
stopped writing since. My first book, Carrier of the Mark, was published by
HarperTeen in 2011.

Our home is in Cork in the south of Ireland, but we?re currently on loan
to Massachusetts in the US where I continue to write books about  magic, ghosts,
and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor.


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