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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaways: Altered Souls by Karice Bolton



Altered Souls by Karice Bolton
Series: Witch Avenue Series
Publication Date: October 28, 2012
Publisher: Bulldog Press
Young Adult
Pages: 303
Genre: Paranromal Romance


*Lonely Souls has been made free for he duration of the tour so please go and read it, you won't regret the decision and who doesn't love free books? Click Here*
The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past. 
Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities. 
With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love.
*Review Copy provided by Karice Bolton for participation in the blog tour and for an honest review*

Altered Souls packs one hell of a punch all into one book. In comparison to Lonely Souls, there is much more at stake for Triss in her attempts to bring her mother back from the talons her nefarious father, Nicholas, has sunk into her, but to also stop her father's wicked plans upon the souls of good people. I found that Altered Souls did a wonderful job in keeping up pace, the reader entertained and wanted more during the end of every chapter.

There is much for Triss to handle in the second installment of the Witch Avenue Series, but as a female character caught in the web of love with her childhood friend Logan, she does well for herself in character arcing. As a reader, I am always relieved to find that a female main character can stand and fight for herself and believe in her own ideas, following her own path and straying away from the damsel-in-distress cliche that can be present in YA fiction. But Triss fights hard, never straying from her goals. There are times when Logan becomes a huge influence in her thoughts and her actions, but other than that Triss is spot on in going for the goal with nothing getting in her way.

Logan is a wonderfully drawn character, sort of the conscience for Triss when her actions get too out of hand. Their relationship definitely strives from the balance between the two. One could not really survive on their own without the other, they pick at each other's faults in order to prevent disaster from arising because of it. Both would go to any length to save the other no matter what the stake or the cost. It really does show the strength of the bond that the two of them have for one another and that is what makes their relationship is so heartwarming.

The good vs. evil element does push the book along. The struggle between Triss against all of these people from her past and the progression of beginning to understand why her father, the man who we only knew was just truly evil in the first novel, is doing what he's doing. Now it's only the beginning of an understanding for it's not all really explained because there happens to be more than meets the eye. And by that I mean there is someone else pulling the strings in this evil operation. Always thrown with twists right around the corner, Altered Souls really did a thorough job of keeping me wanting to know more and more, turning the pages faster than I ever thought I could. I can only thank the book gods for not giving me a thousand paper cuts.

Final Summation: Besides a few grammatical errors and some minor misspellings  Altered Souls did a fantastic job as a second installment in progressing Triss's story. I felt strongly about her getting her mother back and taking down her father. There was also some sympathy towards the situation that she was in. If I had to stop by evil father . . . I don't even know what I would do actually. I should count my lucky stars that my dad isn't an evil man wielding dark magic. Anyway, with a love by her side, anther trying to steal her heart for good, a mother missing, a father truly evil, another pulling the dark strings of this whole evil operation, Triss has her work cut out for her yet fights hard for the people she loves.

First Line: "Alienam Imagines ex Anima," I whispered, as I hovered over the concoction of herbs I was grinding with my wand. 



Four targets slayed

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Friday, March 29, 2013

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe



Of Silver and Beasts (A Goddess Wars Novel) by Trisha Wolfe

Release Date: June 1, 2013
Genre:NewAdult Dark Fantasy
Cover Designed by: Steven Novak


In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess oncesaved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted tohide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it,but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constantreminder that she’s different.
When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, shebecomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on aneighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, thelast heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the fearedOtherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm wherethey must fight for their life in a caged arena. 
Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alivewhile battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relicthat will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she cansomehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.

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*Excerpt*

I open my mouth to say something comforting, but I’m unsure of what. In this moment, I’m reminded that I know little about him. Other than the sarcasm and desire to understand nothing of my queendom, he hasn’t allowed me past the surface.
But then, I have my own walls, hiding things I’d never want him or any other to know. And I understand that need to hide them. You can’t trust anyone.
“Caben…” I start, but still can’t find the right words.
He lowers his hand from his face, never taking his eyes off the glinting water top. “You’re right,” he finally says. “Let’s find the access to Lilly’s section.”
A hollow pang hits my chest, and I’m not sure why. Something in his voice sounds lost, broken. I imagine the gears around my heart spinning faster, trying to keep up with my racing heart.
When he sidesteps me, I reach out and grab his arm. “Caben, I didn’t mean—”
“It’s fine, Kal,” he snaps. “We have work to do.”
“No, I’ve said something to offend you.” I drop my hand, but keep close to him, not allowing him to leave my side. Goddess, trying to understand the male brain is harder than anything in protector training. I’ve heard people say that you have to tip-toe around a woman’s emotions, but a man’s ego is every bit as fragile, if not more so.
He releases a heavy breath through his nose and walks back to the pool. He sits down along the edge and rolls up his pants, then slips off his boots. “I honestly don’t think Bax or his goons will be returning tonight.” He sinks his bare feet into the water and sighs.
Glancing at the back of the cave, I plant my hands on my hips. We don’t have time for indulgencies, but the prince is still my charge. If it were my empress, I’d give her anything she’d ask for. Allow her as much time as she needed to collect herself. I have to watch over his mental state as well as protect him, so I try to push the pending need to find Lilly aside and sit down next to him.
“Here,” he says, turning his hand out near my crossed feet. “You have to feel this.”
A smile tugs at the corner of my mouth. “I can remove my own—”
“Have you never been pampered a day in your life?” he asks, lifting an eyebrow. “I know that the Nactue are fierce and will put a hurt on any man for touching them. But try to relax.”
“Is that the rumor in Perinya?”
“What?”
I bite my lip, suddenly regretting my blurt. “Nothing. Never mind.”
From the corner of my eye, I see his lips pucker into a pinched smile, as if he’s trying not to. “Ah,” he says, like he’s made some great universal connection. “Well, there are many whisperings about the Nactue. Some I dare not repeat for fear I’d leave here missing a limb, but that’s one, yes.” He takes my booted foot and begins to unlace it. “I’ve heard that the empress’s protectors are untouchable—forbidden to give themselves to men. And that they’ll snap a man’s neck just for making an advance.”
My mouth drops open. Appalled, I counter, “That’s not true.”
“All right,” he says, as if he hasn’t just insulted my very existence. “It’s only rumors. Things men jaw about in pubs. The unattainable woman is a fantasy, Kal. Don’t be offended.”
“Unattainable?” I grit my teeth, trying to maintain my composure. “Tell me, prince. Do men in your country just go around bedding every woman they can in order to keep them compliant?” I shake my head. “If their fantasy is a woman that would have nothing to do with them, it seems to me it’s their way of feeding their egos after being rejected.”
His eyes widen. “No! How does your brain come up with these—” He bites off his words, his lips thin as he presses them together. “Look, it was a joke.”
I nod, many times. “Another joke. I’m glad that our hard work and sacrifice is amusing to the men of Perinya.”
Caben lets out another sigh and slowly pulls off my boot. His warm fingers skim my calf as he inches up my pant leg. “Just stick your foot in,” he says, then adds lower, “while I stick mine in my mouth.”
Unexpectedly, I laugh. “At least it’s now clean,” I say. “Would you like some help getting it to your face?”
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Break Hiatus

I'll be gone for the week. Time for my R & R from college and this cough that just doesn't want to go away. Blog Tour posts will be scheduled. I'll see you on April 1st :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

(Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway) The Watcher by Lisa Voisin


Dating an Angel? Eight Sure Fire Ways to Tell!

So you’re seeing this guy and he seems perfect in so many ways. He's so wonderful that you're beginning to suspect he’s super human. Have you considered the possibility that you might be dating an angel?

Here’s eight ways to tell if your boyfriend is really an angel:


1. He’s Graceful

Part of being an angel is to live in God’s grace, that means being graceful. He’s not the type to crash into the coffee table or trip over his own feet, nor does he clump around with two left feet on the dance floor—in fact he’s a really good dancer.

He moves silently, too, so that there will be times you don’t hear him coming. That’s so he can sneak up on demons, and whisper the truth in people’s ears without them knowing he’s there. Sometimes, you might be the only one who sees him. He’s okay with that.


2. He’s Independent

This guy has his own thing going on. Since angels don’t really need to sleep, he’s usually out all night fighting demons and protecting the world from evil. While he wants to be with you, he may simply not have time. He needs you to trust him, especially when you ask him where he’s been all night, he really can’t tell you, because angels can’t tell people what they really do, not even YOU. In return, he will trust you and not act jealous or possessive when you’re out with friends.


3. He has Strong Protective Instincts

He’s not controlling, but he will be protective of you—fearlessly so. If he senses you're in danger, he'll turn up at the last minute to save your butt. This is the kind of guy who, if you’re watching TV together and he hears a noise, he will get up off the couch and see what’s going on. He knows there are dangers in the world, and he will stand in front of you to protect you–as long as you let him!


4. He’s Really Easy on the Eyes

Angels are better looking than we are, and your angel boyfriend is no different. He’s hot… like celestial hot. There will always be a light in his eyes, even when he’s sad. At times, he’s even got a bit of a glow around him. That’s his halo.


5. He’s Well-Behaved and Treats You with Respect

In addition to being super-hot, this guy is well-behaved. He’s kind, thoughtful and polite. He’ll open doors for you and help you with the dishes. He’s not the kind to pressure you for sex or kiss and tell either. Angels are good at keeping secrets.

All your friends will love him, but don’t worry, he only has eyes for you. Your pets love to be around him and may trip over you to hang out in his lap, so his lap may get a little crowded. Your mom thinks he’s awesome. Everyone loves him (except maybe your dad, but that’s another story).


6. He’s Responsible

If this guy does something wrong, he owns what he’s done. He doesn’t try to wriggle out of it or blame others. He’s accountable and you may find it refreshing to be around someone like that. Sometimes, you might not even know or understand what was wrong about what he did, and that’s okay. He’ll make it right.


7. His Memory is Excellent

He remembers special occasions, like your birthday, your favorite color, and the anniversary of your first date—even from your past lives! This guy will remember things the average person forgets—like the color of the shoes you wore last week, or that dress you had on in the sixteenth century!


8. He can Perform Miracles

This one is hardest to detect. It might be something simple, like the ability to get across the city at rush hour in a matter of minutes (that's because he flew). Or if you happen to be feeling sick, you might suddenly start feeling better when he's around. That's because he's healing you. But he’s pretty low key about it. Angels are humble, and so is he.


If your boyfriend meets most or all of the above criteria—congratulations! You’re dating an angel.


The Watcher by Lisa Voisin
Publication Date: March 4, 2013
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. 

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (33): The Corner of Bitter and Sweet



The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Goodreads | Pre-Order for $9.99

Gilmore Girls meets Postcards from the Edge crossed with L.A. Candy! 

Sixteen-year-old Annabelle Jacobs never asked to be famous, but as the daughter of Janie Jacobs, one of the biggest TV stars in the world, she is. Growing up is hard enough. Having to do it in public because your mother is a famous actress? Even harder. When your mom crashes and burns after her DUI mug shot is splashed across the internet? Definitely not fun. Then your mom falls for a guy so much younger than she that it would be more appropriate for you to be dating him? That’s just a train wreck waiting to happen.

From Robin Palmer, author of Geek Charming and Wicked Jealous, this is a novel about the most complicated relationship a girl ever has: that with her mother.
I'm really excited about this. The cover is pretty awesome, same as the text. I'm really linking the way it turned out. As for this novel, I wish there was a little more to the blurb, but right now I'm just gonna have to wait for this one to get on the shelves.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Demon Derby by Carrie Harris


Demon Derby by Carrie Harris
Publication Date: March 2014
Goodreads

Casey kicked cancer’s ass. Now a demon wants to kick hers...
Casey hates being known as the girl who survived cancer. She wants people to treat her like her old self, fearless and strong. And after a creepy encounter with a crazy guy in an alley, Casey is all about reclaiming her power.
So when she has a chance to try out for the Apocalypsies roller derby team, she jumps on it. Being a derby girl would prove that she doesn’t need anybody’s pity. It doesn’t hurt that Michael, the team manager, is almost unnaturally hot. Which makes sense when Casey finds out that he’s not even human.
Michael’s got a secret: he trains demon hunters. That crazy guy in the alley? Demon. And the fact that Casey went head to head with evil and lived makes her a threat to demonkind. Casey thought she’d already fought and won the battle of her lifetime. But it’s only beginning...
I find it an alright cover. There's nothing that really wows me about it. I did happen to love Carrie Harris's first novel Bad Taste in Boys so I'll find myself picking this up down the road.


Carrie Harris is the author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS and BAD HAIR DAY. Her husband is acancer survivor and a ninja doctor, and her three kids are already in training to fight evilsomeday. She collects monster-themed clothing, is physically incapable of being serious formore than five minutes at a time, and isn’t a derby girl…yet.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: Also Known As by Robin Benway

Also Known As by Robin Benway
Series: Also Known As #1
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile US
Young Adult
Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.
Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover.
*Digital galley provided by publisher for an honest review*


In this James Bond-esque young adult novel, filled with teenage shenanigans, witty humor, partying hard, and a subtle-growing love, Also Known As does justice in the spy department and has me craving more of it's genre.

When Maggie is sent on an independent task that involve going to high school, getting to know Jessie Oliver in order to find out confidential information that could ruin the people she loves if it goes viral, she finds herself in a little over her head. But that's what makes this story great. Here we have a young, female prodigy safe-cracker sent in to obtain information to save her family's ass from being exposed. Maggie is a character that wants to prove to her parents as well as herself that she can complete this mission with no sweat at all. But the longer she get a taste of the high school life, being around people her age and making an outgoing, crazy, quirky friend name Roux, even falling for for the charming, sweet assignment that she had taken on, Maggie finds herself at war internally: her feelings combating the assignment she had taken on.

Now this shows the strength that Maggie is brought up with. When I say feelings, I don't just mean her growing affection for Jesse, what I mean is the betrayal that she has over this entire assignment. The secrets that she keeps from her friends in order to protect her family. Hiding such a huge secret is a hard burden to bare, and Maggie perseveres when it comes to keeping things under lock and key ironic for the prodigal safe-cracker. Now and again throughout the story Maggie tells herself that "People aren't safes" and that they can't just be picked apart for the information that she needs. Maggie learns the over time what it means to be a friend and what a friendship actually is, and putting your trust into people that mean so much to you.

The story itself was engaging as it was funny. You always know a story is going to be good when the main character can actually make you laugh out loud. Jeez, not just the main character but the supporting character as well. Roux was a riot! I loved every scene that she was in and almost every time she talks about her swear jar and her doorman, Harold. She was my girl this entire book, let me tell you. And my absolute favorite scene was the mess that was having Maggie's parents meeting everyone. Oh my, God, a great scene that just dripping with laughter, where the lies don't match up with the truth and Maggie is left jaw-dropped. One of the best parts of the book. You just don't expect it to happen, it's written so well that you can't not laugh because you know that Maggie's lies are never as she wants them to go. Pure hilarity this book, just page after page and it always gets better.
"I looked at my parents like they were speaking Korean. (And to be fair, my dad can speak Korean, so it wasn't outside the realm of possibility."
-Maggie- Also Known As uncorrected galley

Final Summation: Never have I gotten my hands on a young adult spy novel. The last ones that I remember reading were probably the Harriet the Spy novels and I enjoyed those back when I was in elementary school. Reading Also Known As was quite a refreshing change of pace in genre selection of fantasy, paranormal romance, etc., and I'm really glad that I had been given the opportunity to read and review this. I'm all for a novel that makes me smile, definitely an advocate for one that can make me laugh. Recommended for older teenagers because of Roux's propitious alcohol consumption/recommendations, but other than that Also Known As is an adorable, funny, spylicious novel that should be the next book on your "To Be Read" lists.

First Line: I cracked my first lock when I was three.

Four targets slayed

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Conflicted with DNF? No Fear!

I felt, as a die-hard reader/writer/blogger, that it was my duty to always stick to a book and read it from cover to cover no matter what the story threw at me. Whether I liked how the book was going or not. Optimism that the book would get better or catch me when I least expected it was what kept me going for quite a while. Until the review piles started to stack up on me and there were some books that I just couldn't keep myself involved with.

The book break-up needs to happen at some point people. You can always delay the inevitable, but think about your feelings before you consider the books feelings. You are the ones that matter. There are plenty of other books out there my loves, and plenty of them are much, much better than the book that don't:
a.) make you want to rip your hair out 
b.) leaves you feeling empty or lost 
c.) doesn't appreciate you as a person

There are times where you need to understand that it is perfectly okay to just put a book down and leave it there with no intention of picking it back up. There is nothing wrong with stopping midway. You might think, "But I'm halfway through than what does another half matter?" Well, if you're not enjoying the half that you've read, do you really want to play with chance and see that maybe, just maybe things are going to get better? That the character that makes you want to punch yourself in the face will actually grow up or stop being the typical Mary Sue that we all love to hate? Maybe, but find myself asking the question, "Why do I want to keep doing this to myself?"

And it's true. Books are long. There are many of them that we as reviewers have on our plates. And sometimes not finishing one book isn't going to really hurt us. Yes, there does come a time when a book that you really just can't finish does have a sequel. And yes, there comes a time where you want to read said sequel. But sometimes, you as a reader have to be honest with yourself and think that if you didn't enjoy the first book for whatever reasons it happened to be--characters, plot, writing, world-building, grammar--then what makes that second or third or fourth book worth it to you?

DNF is a choice on the readers part. You can keep reading if you want to, if you think that it's your privilege to keep going, your job as a reviewer to keep it up until you hit that very last word and find yourself staring at the gloss of the back cover. Me personally, I've been in that boat. I wanted to read every book from start to finish, but there came a time where there were just too many books too read and I just didn't have the time in the world anymore to keep up with the books that failed to catch my interest or were just too difficult to get through or just didn't uphold my interest. 

It's time and effort that are put into reading, and when there is no reward for that effort from the book itself, I find myself lacking in wanting to continue. There is no real need for me to when there are countless other books out there that I have yet to start that could fulfill that need and that reward.

As I'd said, it's your choice whether to keep going or to put a book down and move onto the next. Don't think there is an obligation to it though. Life is too short to read bad books. So find one that is worthy to be in your hands and read by your eyes and your mind with characters that are worth being touched by your heart.

Happy reading everyone.
Love your bookish neighbor,
Courtney Ann <3

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (16)

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had wonderful weeks and are enjoying yourselves and the bookish thing that you received.
Love your faces <3

Reviews and Updates:

For Review:
 
*Thank you to Karice Bolton and Jennifer Archer  for everything this week*

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Hops (3/8/13)


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Alison Can Read Feature & FollowFollow Friday (#30)
Q: What is a book you didn't like that all your friends raved about or what book did you love that wasn't popular?

The book that I didn't really like that people were head over heels for was definitely the Twilight books (horrendous, don't get me started on that rant) and the rest of the Hunger Games Trilogy. Don't get me wrong, THE HUNGER GAMES was a great action packed first book, but I still see it as a BATTLE ROYALE ripoff, and let's not mention that the beginning of CATCHING FIRE was just completely awful.


I can't really think of any books that my friends didn't enjoy that I enjoyed. I was actually the person who recommended many books to my friends, some of those books that I never really saw again. :(

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (32): Gorgeous



Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Goodreads | Pre-Order
Screamingly funny and defiant - a must-read book for the summer!

This is a book for anyone who's ever faced herself in the mirror, wondered if a new lipstick could change her life, and either read VOGUE or thrown it across the room.

When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle's mother dies, she's summoned from Missouri to meet Tom Kelly, the top designer in the world. He makes her an impossible offer: He'll create three dresses to transform Becky from an ordinary girl into the world's most beautiful woman.

Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, but she accepts and is remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself--a mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see five-alarm hotness.

Soon Rebecca is the darling of the fashion world, but when she meets meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. And the idea of a prince looking past Rebecca to fall in love with the ordinary girl inside? There's not enough magic in the world.
Gorgeous cover without a doubt. I enjoy the fact that the text is incorporated into the dress itself. Absolutely astonishing at how the artist makes something so simple so breathtaking. I hope the story can take my breath away as the cover has. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Release Day Party + Giveaway: The Watcher by Lisa Voisin

Publication Date: March 4, 2013
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Stand Alone Novel
Young Adult
Pages: 541
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Goodreads | Amazon
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.  Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also 
dreams of wings--soft and silent like snow--and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, 
she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she 
have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.
I think the cover is honestly stunning and I feel like the text just doesn't do justice to the gorgeous lighting, the feathers along, and the angel wings tattoo. Even so, the premise does entice my interest. A past that comes back to haunt, definitely words that always grab my attention. I'm just like, WHAT COULD'VE HAPPENED! ADFGHJKL;! 

The eBook sleeve (shown below) giveaway is customizable. The winner will get to choose from a lot of designs and the name will be sewed in too if they wish. The designs are absolutely beautiful and this is only a sample.

The paperback and eBook sleeve giveaway is open for US, UK and Canada while the ebook giveaway is open worldwide.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Hops (3/1/13)

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Alison Can Read Feature & FollowFollow Friday (#29)
Q: Confess your blogger sins! Is there anything as a newbie blogger that you've done, that as you've gained more experience you were like -- oops?

Reviews at the last minute for blog tours. Definitely not a good idea, extremely stressful. And when I found out about Netgalley I would just request every book that I found interesting rather than just sitting myself self aside and think about what books I was really going to read and what I would just look the other way towards.