Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Inspire by Cora Carmack

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

  Inspire

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Kalliope lives with one purpose. To inspire. As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real. Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal. Her presence may inspire genius. But it breeds madness, too.     

Headshot  About Cora Carmack: Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.      

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Release Day Launch: Stay With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are so pleased to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STAY WITH ME! STAY WITH ME is a New Adult contemporary romance being published by Avon (William Morrow), an imprint of HarperCollins, and is a part of Jennifer’s With You Saga!

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EXCERPT: 

 As I lay there, trying to swallow a loud, obnoxious yawn, I remembered something he’d said when we first met, about life being too short. I imagined he had firsthand experience with shortened lives while he was serving. That mentality came from experience. I got that now. Could even understand it, but there was something I didn’t understand. “Why?” I asked. There was a beat. “Why what?” Jax sounded tired, and I should shut up or point out that I was now tired and could sleep, so he could leave. But I didn’t. “Why are you here? You don’t know me and . . .” I trailed off, because there really wasn’t anything left to say. A minute went by, and he hadn’t answered my question, and then I think another minute ticked on, and I was okay with him not answering because maybe he didn’t even know. Or maybe he was just bored and that was why he was here. But then he moved. Jax pressed against my back, and the next breath I took got stuck in my throat. My eyes shot open. The sheet and blanket were between us, but they felt like nothing. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Getting comfortable.” He dropped an arm over my waist, and my entire body jerked against his. “It’s time to sleep I think.” “But—” “You can’t sleep when you talk,” he remarked. “You don’t need to be all up on me,” I pointed out. His answering chuckle stirred the hair along the back of my neck. “Honey, I’m not all up on you.” I freaking begged to differ on that point. I started to wiggle away, but the arm around my waist tightened, holding me in place. “You’re not going anywhere,” he announced casually, as if he wasn’t holding me prisoner in the bed. Okay. The whole prisoner thing might be melodramatic, but he wasn’t letting me up. Not when he was getting all kinds of comfy behind me. Oh my God, this was spooning. Total spooning. I was spooning with an honorary member of the Hot Guy Brigade. Did I wake up in a parallel universe? “Sleep,” he demanded, as if the one word carried that much power. “Go to sleep, Calla.” This time his voice was softer, quieter. “Yeah, it doesn’t work that way, Jax. You have a nice voice, but it doesn’t hold the power to make me sleep on your command.” He chuckled. I rolled my eyes, but the most ridiculous thing ever was the fact that after a couple of minutes, my eyes stayed shut. I . . . I actually settled in against him. With his front pressed to my back, his long legs cradling mine, and his arm snug around my waist, I actually did feel safe. More than that, I felt something else—something I hadn’t felt in years. I felt cared for . . . cherished. Which was the epitome of dumb, because I barely knew him, but feeling that, recognizing what the warm, buzzing feeling was, I fell right asleep. 

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STAY WITH ME Synopsis: 

 From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . . At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should.   She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends. But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming. Sexy and intense, Jaxis in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn't give them her mom.

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        Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.   

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Holy cow, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!

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WICKED Synopsis: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.


Author Photo   About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Hello and welcome to THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER blog tour. I'm so thrilled to be on the tour. Check out today's post below and be sure to enter to win!


Published by: Harper Voyager
To Be Released on: September 16th, 2014
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Book Blurb:
An extremely fun and very commercial fantasy debut, in the bestselling vein of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger. THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER is an enchanting fantasy debut about a young healer with incredible powers setting off on her first mission, when a series of strange occurrences (including murder) rock the airship she is traveling on. But the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Dagger assassins, her cabin-mate hides secrets, and the conspiracy may reach the crown itself.

Praise for The Clockwork Dagger
“The Clockwork Dagger was just what I needed: A steampunk adventure with an uncommon heroine, a fascinating magic system, and a young gremlin! I’m hooked and can’t wait for more Octavia and Leaf!”
—New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne

About the Author:


Beth Cato resides in the outskirts of Phoenix, AZ. Her husband Jason, son Nicholas, and crazy cat keep her busy, but she still manages to squeeze in time for writing and other activities that help preserve her sanity. She is originally from Hanford, CA, a lovely city often pungent with cow manure.

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Young and Tough

by Beth Cato

I want to read about more young heroines whose strength is a defining character trait, much more so than prettiness. The sort of women who are survivors and who enable other people to survive. That's what I had in mind as I created the protagonist of THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER, Octavia Leander.

Octavia is twenty-two years old. She's spent much of the past decade working in surgical tents at the frontline of a vicious, never-ending war. She's a medician, what I call my magic-wielding healers, but is also trained to doctor the old-fashioned way. I modeled her on World War I nurses--those brave, often-sleepless women who dealt with amputations and the horrors of gangrene with limited supplies or respect. 

Physical strength plays an important role, too. To be a doctor during a war means hauling around medical gear and unconscious bodies and doing whatever else needs to be done. When Octavia isn't at the front, she's on the working farm that's the academy for medicians in training. She can haul hay bales or suckling foals, or spend long hours planting tulips bulbs in a field.

However, when the book starts out, she's scared. Octavia knows battle--septic bowels, burns, and pneumonia--but she's on her own for the first time. She's in a strange city. Her attuned ears can hear injuries in the form of songs from people all around her. It's overwhelming and maddening, and she's keenly aware that she's young, female, and alone.

Octavia is strong, though. She has faith in the world tree she worships, the Lady, and she has a goal. She's set to journey by airship to a town where she'll establish her own medical practice, her own life. As the cruel author, I can't make things that easy or straightforward for her. The flight is quickly complicated by murder, poison, and increasing evidence that Octavia is the target--and she has no idea why. 

With her medicinal herbs and her wiles, Octavia needs to stay alive and help everyone around her survive, too. She might be young, but she's already been to war. She's a soldier in her own right and she won't go down without a fight.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Published by Macmillan
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Reviewed by YA Sisterhood's Mom
The Sister's Say:  Wonderful and Exciting

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

Two young men—the Assassin and the Prince. Both are chasing Lia—the prince because she injured his pride by fleeing their arranged marriage and the assassin to make sure she doesn’t return. When Lia meets them in her new life, she is attracted to both. Of course, the exciting part is that she knows who neither is. The excitement is doubled when neither man can follow through with their vengeance against Lia, but instead finds himself falling in love.

What a wonderful search for what love is! I was a little leery of the comments I had read about the love triangle, but I think these readers totally missed the truth of the relationships in this book.  It is so much more than a love triangle, but more about the friendship of those who loved and were tossed aside and those who have never loved at all. The enlightenment is that love isn’t always perfect, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real love.

Pearson describes this journey to discovery with beautiful language, and she has created a blend of the past and future into a fantasy world made up of three powerful nations: Venda, Dalbreck, and Morrighan. Among these nations she draws together a native of each, who share a cultural hatred of each other, yet they are drawn together as friends. The war between attraction and hatred makes for a wonderful page turner.

Amid these colorful characters and fantastic plot, Pearson shares some poignant truths about life: “It can take years to mold a dream.  It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.”
I am also stealing her beautiful bedtime prayer (altered it just a bit): “May God grant you a still heart, heavy eyes, and angels guarding your door.”

And if you aren’t hooked with all these things, the beautiful ending will blow you away. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, but let me just say that I know the most perfect words to melt a woman’s heart are “In the farthest corner…I will find you.” (Swallow, swallow, tear, tear, heart thump)


Now I am sitting here waiting for the next book of their journey, and when it makes its way to the shelves, wherever it is…in the farthest corner…I will find it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Ensnared by A.G. Howard

There are quite a few books that I am looking forward to, but one of my most anticipated is ENSNARED by A.G. Howard.  I absolutely adore the Splintered series, and I can't wait to find out what happens with Alyssa, Morpheus (YAY!) and Jeb (meh).  I can't wait to see Alyssa grasp her true netherling gifts and fight back to restore Wonderland to its former glory.

Ensnared by A.G. Howard
Published by Amulet Books
Release Date:  January 6, 2015


After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that's gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?



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Monday, September 8, 2014

Mini Review: The One by Kiera Cass

The ONE by Kiera Cass
Published by Harper Teen
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Reviewed by YA Sisterhood's Mom
The Sister's Say:  An ending worth reading!

The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of IllĂ©a, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

If you have been disappointed by the third book in most trilogies, then you will be delighted to read THE ONE. America is now determined to win The Selection, a contest to choose the Prince’s bride. In a crazy mix of Cinderella, The Hunger Games, and The Bachelor, Cass has blended the perfect ingredients to keep you turning those pages to see the result of the “season finale”!

When I read the first book, I loved it.  Then the second became my favorite. But now the final book has stepped up to epitomize its title.  I thought America was daring in the first two, but Cass constantly surprised me with each rebellious act America committed. I loved being surprised, and while I was cheering her on, at the same time my mind was screaming, “Oh no, don’t do that!”
But my absolute favorite part was the letters from Maxom to America—his insecurities about love were both humorous and poignant and the perfect romantic touch to an awesome ending. I can’t tell you more for fear of spoilage, but the end was definitely worth the wait.


America and Maxom definitely won my heart! And, Kiera Cass, you definitely won this reader’s following!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blog Tour Review: No Limits by Lori Foster


Okay, it's not Friday--but this book is not YA!!!! It is recommended for readers ages 18+


No Limits by Lori Foster
Published by Harlequin
Release Date:  Available Now
Reviewed by YA Sisterhood's Mom and Jennifer
The Sisters Say:  Lori Foster could NEVER disappoint!

I have been waiting for Cannon's book since he was first introduced.  I loved his cool and calm demeanor, and he always seemed so.....sauve.  So, I knew, without a doubt that I would love him.  For those of you who have not read any of Lori Foster's books, you can jump in to any of them without reading the others.  However, I would recommend starting at the beginning because she always brings back old characters and its great to already know them.

There are NO LIMITS to the awe-tastic characters created by Lori Foster. And, oh man, Cannon is one of the best.  It seems like I have been waiting for his story FOREVER!!! You know how that first bite of chocolate pie is everything you thought it would be an more—well, that is Cannon—smooth, sweet, and makes your tummy flutter. It also helps that he is not only a character we met in Foster’s Undercover Series, but now he’s in one of his own:  The Ultimate Series. How awesome is it that we now have all those hunky fighters to sweeten the plot!

And speaking of sweeeeeeettttt—Let’s talk about Armie. Oh, he would never let you call him sweet because he’s all about outrageous, especially when it comes to women.  In fact he has sworn off of nice girls, except for Cannon’s sweetheart, Yvette.  She has a special place in his heart, and for her that sweetness seeps out as they have a close friendship.  Yet he steers clear of all the other nice girls lurking about, which is why I can’t wait to see one knock him out!

And finally, Yvette has grown so much since we met her in Dare’s book, but there is still that brokenness that she is holding together with quickly melting glue. And even though I wanted to push her forward a few times, her lack of confidence just made Cannon all that more adorable as he patiently waited for her. But those sizzling scenes were worth the wait. So to borrow a phrase from Foster herself, my love for Cannon has gone from “hello to hell yeah” now that I’ve read his story.

Now I’m just waiting to read about Armie, and I know Lori Foster will not disappoint—SHE NEVER HAS!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ever since I finished Sentinel I have been having serious Covenant withdrawals! I miss the characters. I miss the world. I just miss it all!  So that's why this week I'm very impatiently waiting for The Return!


The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Spencer Hill Press
February 17th, 2015
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It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody – which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to “puree”. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of an ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.
Seth's Story.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Reviews: Crescendo & Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Many of you know that YA-Sisterhood is actually 3 real sisters.  We've all at points run the blog depending on what is going on in the lives of the other 2.  You know that pesky thing called life that seems to always get in the way!:) That's okay though because I wouldn't change it for anything.  HOWEVER, I'm not sure if you know that we all owe our love of books to our mother!  She was our English teacher all throughout high school!  And, she also contributes to our blog! Not sure that YA Motherhood has the same flare though!  Today is a review from our mom.  It's 2 reviews from an older book series, but I know you guys will recognize it!  Plus, Patch is always a huge contender in our Crush Tourneys!  So let's show Patch and our mom a little love!!!

Crescendo (Hush Hush #2) and
Silence (Hush Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Simon and Schuster
Reviewed by: YA Sisterhood's Sweet Mom

7791997Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it. A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever (if that's possible) and what's worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora's archenemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.

If that weren't enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

If a crescendo is a steady increase in intensity, then BeccaFitzpatrick aptly named her second book in the HUSH, HUSHSeries. Each page seems to be filled with scenes of Nora pushing Patch away or discovering secrets of her past—each a closer step to increased disaster.
The second book begins where the first ends. Patch has given up his chance to be human in exchange for Nora’s life. Now he has been assigned as her Guardian Angel. Perfect! He protects her,which means he has to stay by her side, and we can never have too much Patch! But showing romantic feelings for her is a big no no. In fact, being caught by the Archangels could result in a trip to hell for Patch. So masking those feelings with attentions toward Marcie, Nora’s archenemy, causes the green-eyed monster to roar inside Nora, so much so that she denounces Patch as her Guardian Angel.  Well, Fitzpatrick did call it CRESCENDO, so what do you expect?
But the ultimate intensity is in never knowing who to believe. Is Nora’s father really dead? Who really killed him? Why is Scotty the Hottie back in Nora’s life? What secrets are being hidden by her mom? Ho is trying to kill Nora now? AND the ultimate question: Does Nora lose Patch if she tells him she loves him?Fitzpatrick definitely follows the old adage: And the plot thickens!
But sprinkled in this suspenseful plot is Fitzpatrick’s unique creativity when it comes to teen angst and life in general.  I particularly loved her marble analogy to determining your social status in the town.  A marble would have a difficult time rolling uphill to the high class, yet it steadies at middle class, and downhill, well, there is no problem rolling down to the bottom.
So what complaints did I have? Only one. Yeah, it adds to the crescendo when Nora keeps pushing Patch away, but, DANG IT! Does she have to make us suffer from the loss of his presence, too? I need more Patch! So that’s why I’m quickly moving on to Book Three: SILENCE. Need my Patch fix!

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Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)Nora Grey can't remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks - with no one knowing where she was or who she was with - she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom's creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers...and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.



Best one yet! How could you forget a guy like Patch?  But that is just what Nora Grey has done. Of course, it’s not her fault that she experienced a harrowing kidnapping by Hank and his minions. That’s how the last book ended, but Nora has no recollection of any of it since her mind has been wiped of the past five months—that memory loss includes not only what happened in book two, but also book one. So Nora is Patch clueless….completely!


If that doesn’t keep you turning pages to rectify that horror, Fitzpatrick has a few more shockers waiting to spring on you. Everyone is covering the memory loss, even her best friend Vee.  You want to scream, “JUST TELL HER!” But Fitzpatrick drags us through the anguish….but I’m not mad….because when Patch really does re-enter Nora’s life, it is AMAZING!
Wow! What an ending, but guess what? IT’S NOT THE END! Now I’m quickly grabbing FINALE off the shelf!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

There is not another YA book on the face of the planet that I want more at this moment than Dead of Winter!!!  I am DYING for this book!  Dead of Winter is book 3 in Kresley Cole's Arcana Chronicles.  This series rocked my world!  So obviously, my Waiting on Wednesday this week is:

DEAD OF WINTER: THE ARACANA CHRONICLES BOOK #3
by Kresley Cole
Simon and Schuster
January 6th, 2015
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Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3)

Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.

Heartbreaking decisions 
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.

Uncertain victory 
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on The Lovers and the vast army they command. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them once and for all may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.

Two heroes returned 
There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first?

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!


To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read


•Open to a random page


•Share "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)


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I am a HUGE fan of Christina Lauren.  They are definitely in my drop everything and read category.  And honestly, Christina and Lauren are just lovely ladies.  I had to opportunity to meet them on the Belles on Wheels tour, and now I want to read everything they write even more!  SUBLIME is their first trip into the YA world.  And, sweet baby banana pants (my 5 year old's favorite saying), the cover is simply gorgeous!

"You mean the part where you asked me to stay away and here I am, finding you in the middle of the night?"  (page 50)

Hee-hee!  I love that line! Don't forget to add Sublime to your TBR!

SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
Simon and Schuster
October 14th, 2014


SublimeTrue love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors ofBeautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author ofShatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read".

When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…



Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

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Boomerang by Noelle August
Harper Collins
In Stores Now
Reviewed by: AmyG (big sis)
Sister's Say: Fun and Flirty Summer Read

The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August

Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.


Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?



In a world, especially a virtual one that we all all live in, with EHarmony and all the many other dating sites (which some of the names for those, come on, they can't be serious!), I am surprised that we haven't seen a huge influx of NA novels dealing with these websites.  It was a great idea and I'm ticked I didn't think of it first!  With the humor that usually surrounds these dating sites (looking at you SNL) you know you are not getting your typical, soul crushing NA.  This one is light, flirty and the perfect summer read!

Boomerang has a whole cast of characters that have their own little quirks that make you quickly fall a little in love with each one of them.  And, since this is a trilogy, I'm hoping to see much more of all my favorite characters especially Baby Ryan Gosling!

Mia and Ethan have instant chemistry that set this book on fire! They meet one night at bar then just "happen" to show up on their first day of their internships at the same place. A place with a strict no dating the co-workers policy.  And the forbidden love sparks start to fly and actually leave a lot of pretty great damage in their wake!  There's some pretty sharp plot twists that keep the story moving and leave you guessing what's going to happen up until the very end.


Veronica Rossi (AKA Noelle August and Lorin Oberweger) bring Veronica's trademark character development to the NA world.  They will make you love these characters just as much as Perry and Aria.  Get ready to fall for Ethan, to want to join Mia's hilarious family, and to covet a workplace like Boomerang! You won't regret picking this one up!