Monday, July 28, 2014

Between by Megan Whitmer

Release date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria—a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends—and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery. (All except Bigfoot: that attention whore is a total lost cause.) But when Charlie learns that she's under the Fellowship's protection herself, well, "stressed" is an understatement.

Ellauria should be the safest place for Charlie while the Fellowship works to find her family, but things in the mystical realm aren’t what they seem.

Magic is failing, creatures are dying, and the Fellowship insists Charlie holds the key to saving everyone. With her family still missing and the danger in Ellauria growing, Charlie doesn't know who she can trust. She's dealing with a power she never asked for, falling for a guy she can't have, and being forced to choose between her destiny and her heart. And if she chooses wrong, she could destroy magic forever.

Charlie may be in over her head.

My Rating: 5 Roses

An absolutely wonderful YA fantasy, Between was a fantastic read. With entertaining wit, sweet romance, intriguing magic, and a few surprises along the way, this book was great and I totally loved it!

Misbehaving by Abbi Glines

Misbehaving (Sea Breeze, #6)
Release date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Sea Breeze #6

An unexpected affair leads to mind-blowing harmony in this Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet, engaging romance, Misbehaving was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was a fun read that still had depth and I really enjoyed it. Lovely!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Four Houses Book Blitz + Giveaway!

Four Houses
Release date: July 22, 2014
Genre: YA Horror/Thriller

A frightened girl.

An empty field.

Four houses.

Which house would you choose?

FOUR HOUSES is a dark short story told in an unusual format that leaves readers wondering how they'd react if found in the same situation as seventeen-year-old Maddy.

Love's Justice by Joan Avery

Love's Justice
Release date: July 21, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Victorian) Romance

London, 1879

American heiress Victoria Wentworth has spent her life blithely ignoring her father's wishes... until he enters her into an unwanted marriage contract with a despicable man. She has two choices: marry the bounder or fight the archaic English laws in court. Her only hope is Hugh Worth, the Earl Montgomery and Lord Chancellor of the Exchequer: her judge and jury. Society paints him as stern and subdued, yet fair. Society didn't warn her that beneath his somber facade beats a passionate heart and soul.

Hugh finds himself irresistibly, inexplicably, drawn to the spirited American, despite himself and his better judgment. As the inconvenient heiress takes on the fight against the very foundation of his life and career, another battle wages in his once cold heart. Everything about her is inappropriate, illogical, and unexpected. Yet, she is a woman he could admire. A woman of intelligence and beliefs that challenge the existing world.

But she is forbidden.

My Rating: 2 Roses

An okay read, but I'm sorry to say that I didn't love it all that much. It wasn't a bad read, but I had one issue with it that just ruined the whole thing for me. Altogether, it wasn't bad, but neither was it that great for me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Once in a Blue Moon Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Once in a Blue Moon book blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a few other prizes. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

For Her Spy Only by Robyn DeHart

For Her Spy Only
Release date: July 21, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

England, 1814

When Winifred is rescued from her snow-stranded carriage by the notorious and reclusive Alistair, Marquess of Coventry, she is instantly drawn to him. Jilted by her betrothed and socially ruined by untrue rumors, Winifred is tired of paying for crimes she didn't commit and decides to play the seductress London society claims she is. Thinking a night of passion shouldn't leave any lasting effects, she instead finds her heart marked forever.

Six years later, Alistair is working for the Regent as a spy. A search for Napoleon's English supporters leads him to the beguiling Winifred, recently widowed with a young son. He hasn't forgotten how the unconventional beauty warmed his bed, and the heat between them rekindles immediately. The spymaster is determined to uncover all of plucky Winifred's secrets. Especially the one regarding her son...

My Rating: 3 Roses

Short and sweet, For Her Spy Only was a lovely historical romance novella. I really liked this quick and enjoyable read.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Song of the Highlands Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Song of the Highlands book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Addicted Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Addicted book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book: