Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Violation Cover and Giveaway by Lee Strauss

I know that I said I was not posting but I had this in my post que and it had been scheduled 
in the wrong month :(  So thanks to Lee I have this post!! Lee is also one of my Indie
Girl March Authors!! So here is the cover to the next book of hers that I am eagerly awaiting!

Introducing VOLITION!

Book 2 in the dramatic PERCEPTION Series coming April 16!

What doesn't kill you ...

Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.

They're in love.

Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

And their fight for survival has only begun.

To celebrate Lee Strauss is giving away a $200.00 Amazon, Nook or itunes gift card!

Read on to find out how to enter.

VOLITION is the exciting continuation of Noah and Zoe's story from Perception.

 Eternal Life is To Die For

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.
Her brother Liam is missing.

Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they’ve created between those who have and those who don’t.  He doesn’t like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.

Zoe’s carefree life takes a traumatic turn.  She’s in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

 Want to read PERCEPTION? It's available on Amazon, Kobo, itunes, and Nook.

About the author:

Lee Strauss writes historical and science fiction/romance for upper YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss. To find out more about Lee and her books check out her facebook page. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/elle_strauss To find out about new releases sign up for her newsletter at www.ellestraussbooks.com

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, February 25, 2013

4 Day Vacation....

So with Indie Girl March just around the corner I am taking a break until
it starts on Friday.  I haven't taken a break in over a year!  Even when I went on my real vacation I made sure that I had posts scheduled and ready.  Now I think I just want a few days to iron down all of the details for the lovely ladies that will be taking over my blog!! Haven't heard of my Indie Girl march yet? Here's the banner:

There is also a tab at the top of the page that mentions who will be stopping by and hopefully by Tuesday will give you the full edited schedule!!!  Most of the ladies have offered up e-books, swag and physical copies of their books for this event so there's a lot to look forward to!!!

I also have 2 giveaway's going on right now that you should check out and enter:

Enjoy guys & hope to see you on Friday!!!

Tiffany <3

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekly Report x 4!

Weekly Report is my way of showing you from week to week (most of the time) what new books I received and what has gone on in the past week.  
So basically it's a report for all the awesome that I got and shared!
(Originally I posted IMM by Story Siren this is just my version)
*note * all book names lead to GR page.

So I have more than I normally do to share today.  Why?  Not because I had 
a sudden rush of review copies being sent or a huge shopping spree but because I have not done one of these in a MONTH!!!  I am sorry but with Indie Girl March coming I have been reviewing double time and trying to get it all together.  It will be awesome btw.  Anyway here is what I got over the past month!!!!

Toxic by Jus Accardo
Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shephard 
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs
Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
The Time Weaver by Shana Abè

Linked by Imogen Howson 
HUGE thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada!!! I love the premise of this one and really look forward to starting this one! 
 Impulse by Steven Gould
Thank you to Tor for this one.  It's actually book #3 in the Jumper series and it's about the ability to teleport, like self teleport.  LOVE IT!!

I traded for a copy of IMPOSTOR from Yara from Once Upon a Twilight.  I am so freaking excited about this one and when I mention that I didn't want to mention the kinds of things I would do for a copy she kindly offered a trade and I REALLY appreciated it.  The day it arrived I received an email telling me I had won a sign copy from Jill herself.  This copy is now on its way to a fellow blogger for review.  

Storm of Arranon by R.E. Sheahan
Fire and Ice by R.E. Sheahan

Thank you to R.E. Sheahan for the copies of her books for Indie Girl March!! I am in the process of reading Storm of Arranon right now!!

I also received several e-books for the event:
Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn
A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest 
Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
Crossroads by J.J. Bonds
Perception by Elle Strauss
Contingency by Peggy Martinez


Okay so a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Jill for these beauties!! I freaking LOVED Slide so hard and can not as stated above even begin to tell you how exciting it is to have my hands on Impostor!!!  Oh ya will be starting soon!!!  Sorry the pics are so small but Instagram put up a fight for me to get them!!!  They are both signed and my newest precious(s) <3  Jill does random giveaways on her blog HERE

Normally I would now list all my posts that you should visit because they are awesome and well
I love your comments!! Instead I am going to be lazy about it and run a giveaway....  Yup that's right.  I'm going to give away a book of choice from The Book Depository up to $15!!  All you have to do is comment on any of the posts that have gone up in the last 4 weeks!! So from January 28 and on...  You can be anywhere in the world as long as TBD ships free to you! 

Enter Below and don't forget to link me up to your Mailbox post!!!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Due to my love of this series and my want to spread the word I give you the ReVamped giveaway and spread the word contest!!! 

What's up for grabs:

Signed Book & Bookmarks!

Signed & Non Signed Swag

1st Prize (1 winner)
Sebastian Key Chain 
Hunter Guitar Pic
2x Signed ReAwakened Bookmarks
2x Signed ReVamped Bookmarks
2x Signed Postcards

2nd Prize (2 winners)
1x Signed ReVamped Bookmark
1x Signed ReAwakened Bookmark

3rd Prize (2 winners)
1x ReVamped Bookmark
1x ReAwakened Bookmark

The Details
**Please read to avoid disqualification***

I will not be running this giveaway like a normal giveaway.  No I have decided that I would like this one to be a little more interactive and fun.  Yes there will be the typical rafflecopter form but with way more fun ways to enter!!!!  Because I loved ReVamped so much for the biggest part of this giveaway and the only way to win the book, I want to hear why you want to win a copy of this book and if you have already read it but have it in e-copy and would like the physical just tell everyone why you need a copy of this on your shelf!!  How will you do this you ask?  Well it would be unfair to say a Blog post for everyone (I understand not everyone blogs) so if you don't have a blog this post can be on Facebook, Goodreads or any other social media site that you can.  Easy right?  I just want you in a most excited manor to tell everyone why you want this book!!

Now I know you all seen the swag up there as well.  This can be won with any form of entry but BIG points will be awarded to those that design their own bookmark, poster or fan art.  Same rules as before you can post it on any social media you like.  This is not mandatory to enter but it will boost your chances of winning!! Rather than that you can follow Ada and I in many ways or just tweet & share it to Facebook.

  We will be watching and chatting with people  throughout this giveaway.  I may even pick a few random enthusiast to win random treats.   Oh and I will be running this one INTERNATIONAL!!! 

Good Luck!!!! 

The truth is I loved LTM The Truth About Faking and am super excited to be a part
of this reveal!!  

Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley's seemingly charmed shoes.Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear--with Ashley at his side.Jordan wants to follow his heart... but Ashley is the one sacrifice he never expected to make.
Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. And then her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.
Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. She rejects safety, rules, faith,
and then she meets Jordan.
Jordan has big dreams, he's had a crush on Ashley for years, and he's a great kisser. But he's also safe.
Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he's more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.
 The Truth About Letting Go (The Truth)
Release Date: 02/21/13

A companion to The Truth About Faking (not a sequel; the books can be read out of order), The Truth About Letting Go takes readers back to Shadow Falls, or more specifically Shadow Creek, with Ashley Lockett as she learns about real friendship, love, and letting go.

Get it today on:

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App 


I feel Colt laugh, and he looks down into my face. That’s when he seems to realize what I’ve been acutely aware of for the last several minutes—our bodies are pressed together. “It’s awesome, yeah?” he says. “Adrenaline rush.” “Yeah,” I breathe. “I guess.” I’m not sure if he’s going to kiss me until he does. His mouth covers mine, and energy mixes with the alcohol flooding my body. Our tongues slide together, and I grip his shirt so I don’t collapse.  Every single bit of this is wrong, and there’s no way I’m stopping it. It’s back, that good feeling. The sadness has been pushed out again, and in its place is this rush, this rush of adrenaline like Colt said.  He pulls back and smiles at me. “We’re going to start dating. Now. You’re my partner in crime.”

About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps. -The Truth About Faking is her debut young adult romance (on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo) -Rouge is her first New Adult romantic suspense 
novel (on Amazon). Leigh loves hearing from readers; stop by and say hello! Blog * Facebook * Amazon Author page * Goodreads * Twitter * Tumblr

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

**REVIEW** Prodigy by Marie Lu

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

Release Date: January 29, 2013
Published By: Putnam Juvenile
Review Copy: ARC, 374 pages
*provided by Penguin 



  Just putting it out there right now I was so torn by the end of this one.  Naturally I was a huge Legend fan and figured I would find the same in Prodigy, which I did but so many roles were reversed and so many things changed.  The book was closed with the slightest bit of anger when I finished 
but I read it so quickly and loved almost every moment of it!  With an entire new edge, so much on the line and a new playing level Prodigy is every bit the literary treat that Legend was.

  Being on the run and being the Republic's enemy #1 was hard enough before but now Day is supposed to be dead and the Republic knows different.  Despite injuries and many issues Day and June decide to go to the Patriots, not only look for a place to hide but to see how Tess is.  This is where all the trouble starts.  The Patriots have a plan but doesn't everyone who wants to get to the top?  The problem no one really knows the others motive.  Though this does give way to an action packed and quick paced novel that will leave you wanting more, it also tests the limits of Day and Junes feelings and trust of each other.  Deception and  assassinations plots will push everyone to the limit in this installment.

  Once again I fell in love with Day.  This time however he was the June of the story.  A little blinded to what is really going on around him.  Now Day is blinded because of everything that the Republic put him through and to be honest I'm not sure I could really blame him at times.  The most important thing didn't change though, his feelings for June.  Despite everything she initially put him through he sees who she really is and trusts her.  Even in times that he isn't sure he should.  Though his hesitation about trusting June was mostly brought upon by Tess.  Sweet, innocent, little Tess made it very clear that she didn't trust June and planted a few seeds of doubt within Day.

  I really felt that this novel really let June shine.  With her eyes opened to everything that is really going on she is a much stronger character.  The only thing that I found didn't progress with her was her trust in her own feelings.  She just wouldn't let herself let Day know that she felt for him, what he felt for her.  Rather than that June pushed herself to the limits and risked more than ever.  She doesn't let anyone else cloud her judgment and has become more kick ass than I had even expected. 

 How do I finish this up...  There were ups and downs but ultimately this one pulled its weight and shifted things around.  The descriptive and devastated world that Lu created in Legend is changing.  The way you think things are just might not be what they seem and same with the characters.  Filled with twists, turns, change and action Prodigy is not to be missed.  If you are a fan of dystopians don't miss this one.

I don't trust him because I don't understand how he can afford to hide out in such nice quarters.  An officer's quarters, in Vegas of all places. -June

"Stop."  I'm a little surprised by how loud and irritated I sound.  I've never raised my voice to Tess before, and I regret it instantly.  I can hear her jealousy in every word she says, the way she spits June's name out like she can't wait to get it over with. -Day

Another eruption of cheers.  I stay frozen where I am.  What're you supposed to do when a bunch of people are yelling your name like they're completely cracked?  I have no goddy clue. -Day

Monday, February 18, 2013

{Tour Stop} Freak of Nature by Julia Crane **REVIEW & Tour GIVEAWAY**

Welcome to my stop on the Freak of Nature Blog Tour!! 

Donate Body to Science. Check.When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.
Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.
Release Date:  February 2, 2013
Published By:  Valknut Press
Review Copy: Mobi. 
*provided for tour

  So different from the Keegan Chronicles that made me fall in love with Julia.  Don't take this as a bad thing though because I quickly found myself  pulled into this one.  Seeing it was Julia Crane I will confess that I did really look into the description.  The cover told me it wasn't like her others and was maybe crossing some lines that I normally wouldn't but despite this I eagerly began.  Turns out cyborgs are growing on me and Kaitlyn was just another step to me buoying them mor and becoming more open about reading them.

  Kaitlyn is supposed to have no emotion, no pain and give her complete obedience to whomever owns her.  Thing is this story runs a little different than what she's supposed to do.  When Kaitlyn checked the box volunteering her body to science upon her death she didn't realize exactly what he had signed herself up for.  She knows she shoul be dead but not why.  Just like she knows she shouldn't have free thought or emotions but she does.  Julia Crane did a tremendous job creating a secluded area for Kaitlyn and a good balance of people to interact with.  Not to mention the reason behind Kate's existence.  As far as stories go I wasn't surprised at how smoothly this one flowed, from meeting Kaitlyn to the last page I didn't find any rough patches.

  We all know how important it is to connect with the main character but how do you accomplish this when the main character is cyborg?  When the author is Julia it wasn't even a problem.  Though Kaitlyn is meant not to be human her behaviour and worries made her relatable.  Obviously she is a kick ass character, heck the girl has been trained to kick ass in every way possible.  Her shooting records are off the chart and I would be lying if I said that wasn't something that I would love to be able to do.  Her only flaw is that I found her a little naive but many times this went unregistered in my mind because she was supposed to be stripped of all emotion and free thought.  The only reason I mention this is because there were a few times she looked to Lucas when she was smart enough to figure it out on her own.

  Quess is probably one of my favourite supporting characters.  At first I wouldn't have thought her as young as she was: 14.  Though she is young she is smart and cared about Kaitlyn and tried her best to help her.  She is constantly trying to help Kaitlyn, teach her, help her remember her past and be the only friend, the only person that knows there is more than just a robot in front of her.  There is also Lucas who is the romantic interest.  Her is one of those hot and smart/brainy guys that don't come around often.  He wanted what was best for Kaitlyn but made some crappy decisions and I just wanted to kick him.  I'm kind of nervous that someone brought in near the end of the novel may create a bit of a triangle or push Lucas out but for now this is a triangle free book.

  This novel is a show of just how talented Julia Crane is. The ending did leave a little to be desired and ran a little flat for me but that just leaves room for more.  Fans of sci-fi will be pleased and should without a doubt give this a try.  I have always shied away from the genre myself and if there was mention of cyborg anywhere I all but ran.  If you have an open mind and are willing to give something you would normally a try then Freak of Nature should be at the top of your list.

Purchase it:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes

About the Author

Julia Crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first 
told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your 

imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in 
Dubai with her husband and three children.
Stalk Her:

Website | Blog | Twitter | 

t | 

Tour Wide Giveaway


Revelations Elysium Chronicles (Book 2)
J.A Souders
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen
Blurb to come!

About Renegade Elysium Chronicles (Book 1)

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie.

Her memories have been altered.

Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.

And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

About A Dark Grave: Elysium Chronicles (Book 0.5)

An Elysium Chronicles short story: the beginning.

There is only one place forbidden to the people of Gavin's village; the island just off the shore, rumored to be haunted. Cursed.

All who venture to the island disappear.

But Gavin doesn't believe in such things. He is a hunter; since his father's death, he is the only one who can provide for the family. Silly rumors of ghosts aren't going to stop him from crossing the dark waters to the island in search of fresh game...

About J.A. Souders:J.A. Souders was born in the heartland with an overactive imagination and an overabundance of curiosity that was always getting her into trouble. She first began writing at the age of 13, when she moved to Florida and not only befriended the monsters under the bed, but created worlds for them to play together.Because she never grew up, she decided she’d put her imaginary friends to work and started writing. She still lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and their two children.
Where you can find J.A.

J.A is hosting a giveaway of a signed hard copy of RENEGADE, an e-copy of A DARK GRAVE (for those that don't have it, of course.) and signed copies of ARTICLE 5 and BREAKING POINT by Kristen Simmons.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...