Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stacking the Shelves #8

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and ebooks.

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Preview: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn’t Say

By: Keary Taylor

Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He’s been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it’s too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he’ll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn’t limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she’ll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she’ll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn’t say before, even if he can’t actually say it.

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I finished reading What I Didn’t Say last night, and I figured I could do a little pre-review/teaser before my actual review (which I have yet to write, but bear with me, I’m in the middle of exams).

What I Didn’t Say would go under the category of books that broke my heart —in a good way. It’s touching, emotive, and sometimes really sweet and heart breaking. Why yes, I’m recommending it.

And now let’s watch the trailer, because I have nothing else to say that won’t either: (1) spoil the whole thing, or (2) completely ruin my review. 😉 By the way, it’s a really awesome trailer.

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Promo & Especial Contest: Never Land (Never Knights #2) by Kailin Gow

Never Land, by Kailin Gow

Release Date: September 24, 2012

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Series: Never Knights, Book 2

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Book Description:

Welcome to Never Land, the land of Never and the world of rock, the world of new experiences and sensations, a world where music runs through the veins of the dedicated, and love is taken and given with consequences.

Never (Neve) Knight, the lead singer and manager of a band filled with the hottest guys in rock finally gets the dream that she wanted: a label signing her band The Never Knights. It is what she always wanted, a band of her own, playing her own kind of music.

Getting her band to where it was came at a high price, including giving up the man who made her heart race and her blood pound, the man that caused her to nearly lose her band. As she gets ready to go on her world tour, fate brings her close to Danny Blue again, and she’s not sure if she can give him up a second time even if it means losing the band.

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Feature & Follow: #7

The Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, it’s a great way to gain new followers and make new friends.

Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up?

The Fault in Our Stars
By John Green
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Damn! This is a tough one. I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I’m still coming up blank. I don’t usually stop to check the meaning of big fancy words, because then I would have t stop all the time. You see, english is not my first language (for those that didn’t know), and so sometimes words come up that I have no idea what they mean, but I just usually figure them out by context. 😉

But if I had to go with one book that maybe made me think once or twice about  the meaning of a word it would be The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. The dialogue is mind-blowing. Actually the whole book is. Why yes, it’s my favorite book, but I’ve said that before.

Now, tell me your pick! I look forward to learning new words today. Link me to your FF post on the comments, and let me know if you’re following me, I’ll make sure to follow you back! 😉

Also: I have two giveaways going on right now. Don’t forget to check them out! [Links on the right sidebar] 😉

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Promo & Giveaway: The Sleeping Beauty Chronicles by Anne Rice

Before 50 Shades of Grey & Bared To You There was….

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY CHRONICLES

Anne Rice

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

People are much more comfortable today admitting and talking about what they enjoy in fiction and film. Much more. People are “out of the closet” about sexuality, period. The whole world knows women are sensual human beings as well as men. It’s no secret anymore that women want to read sexy fiction just as men do, and there’s a new frankness about the varieties of fantasies one might enjoy. So many clichés have been broken and abandoned. And this is a wonderful thing. – From Anne Rice’s new preface in the Sleeping Beauty Chronicles

Release Date: September 23, 2012

Genre: Adult Fiction, Erotica, Bdsm

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Waiting On Wednesday: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

This week’s selection is:

Book: My Favorite Mistake

Author: Chelsea M. Cameron

Release Date: September 29th 2012

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Book Description:

Taylor Caldwell can’t decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.

On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he’s a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that’s why Taylor’s afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn’t want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it’s too late.

Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn’t a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he’ll leave the apartment–and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.

But when the man who holds the key to Taylor’s fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.

Why I’m waiting:

I found about this book last sunday, and I immediately thought: I want to read it. So here we are. It sounds like an interesting book, a little romance, a little heartache, and for what I heard so far, it’s good! So, yes, definitely waiting on it! Plus, it’s out on saturday! Can’t pass that up! 😉

So, what are you waiting on?  Leave a comment with your WoW link below and I’ll make sure to check it out!

Also:

Check out my current giveaway of THE WILD ONES, by M. Leighton

And stay tuned because tomorrow we’ll have  a giveaway for The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty #1) by Anne Rice!

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Review: Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Book:  Breathe (Sea Breeze #1)

Author:  Abbi Glines

Published: May 2011

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

Sadie White’s summer job isn’t going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother’s increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother’s job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationships never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can’t breathe without Sadie.

My Review:

Wow. What a great book. Breathe was an easy and light read. Such a sweet love story.

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is stuck working in her mother’s place during her summer vacation. Jessica’s pregnancy and complete lack of common sense, made Sadie the grown up in their home, and as such it’s her who has to provide their meal every day. While working in her mother’s place —cleaning rich people’s houses —isn’t completely horrible. Granted, it isn’t how Sadie wanted her summer vacation to go either. But luck is (sort of) on her side, as she ends up working at teen-rock-star-Jax-Stone’s home, of them all.

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