Tag Archives: 2012 Releases

Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Book: Losing It

Author: Cora Carmack

Published: October 15th 2012

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

Virginity.

Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

My Review:

Losing It was a great book. I’m still grinning just thinking about it, and I finished reading it last night.

Bliss Edwards is almost done with her college career and she’s still a virgin. What a dilemma. She’s fun, sometimes a little shy and self-conscious but pretty hilarious if she wants to be. She was DYING pretty often, and that just made me laugh. It kind of made me think of myself with my OMG-ing all the time. Yup, Bliss is definitely my kind of girl. Well, she’s an actress, too, so it was to be expected. Maybe. Continue reading

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Review: On One Condition by Diane Alberts

Book: On One Condition

Author: Diane Alberts

Published: February 2012

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

Kindergarten teacher Johanna hates Valentine’s Day. She hates romance, hates commercialism, and definitely hates her school’s annual charity date auction. She never expects her pre-auction night of drinking to land a sexy Brit in her bed. Or for that Brit to show up at the auction, bid thousands just to talk to her again, and get down on one knee in front of everyone and ask her to marry him.

Viscount Damon Haymes has never met anyone like Johanna. She’s neurotic, fascinating, and fun. She also doesn’t care about his title and doesn’t want his money, which makes Johanna perfect to fulfill a surprise clause in his father’s will: marry within three months and remain married for a year, or lose his fortune. A relationship is out of the question, but when passions ignite and the two fall in love, their marriage of convenience becomes anything but

My Review:

Ah! I’m in love. With Damon.

Joanne is a kindergarten teacher in her mid-twenties. She has a strong personality, and is pretty stubborn, but she has a huge kind heart. She also happens to hate Valentine’s Day to the core. So what happens when she wakes up on the very day with a man in her bed? A man she didn’t even remember bringing home the night before? What happens? She kicks him out, without as much as a look. Strong personality I tell you, and strong will to kick someone like him out. Continue reading

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Promo Post: 6 Seconds of Life by Tonya Fitzharris

Young Adult / New Adult
Title: 6 Seconds of Life
Author: Tonya Fitzharris
Date Published: September 1, 2012

Book Description:

 Maura has just jumped.

 Now she has precisely six seconds until she hits the water below her—just six more seconds until she is finally freed from her mundane and aimless existence.  Freed of all of the regrets and disappointments that have haunted her throughout her nineteen years.

 She just needs to be free.

 But as she falls, the most pivotal points of her life start to replay like a movie in her head: her family falling apart, her first love, her first heartbreak, her first true friends, and her first betrayal.  As she remembers these moments that brought her to this point, will she feel a sense of peace?  Or will her death be her greatest regret? Continue reading

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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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Waiting On Wednesday: Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

“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: Reaping Me Softly

Author: Kate Evangelista

Release Date: October 30th 2012

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Book Description:

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

Why I’m waiting:

Do I even have to mention how much I actually love the cover? I mean, look at it! It’s beautiful! I don’t know why but I just love it. And the description is promising as well, which means I can’t wait for this book.

I have read Kate’s other work: Taste [See my review] and I truly enjoyed it, so I’m confident this will be just as good. I guess I’ll just have to wait all month long to read it. And make no mistake, I intend to read it as soon as I get my hands on it! 😉

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

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[ARC] Review: Transcend by Christine Fonseca

Book: Transcend

Author:  Christine Fonseca

Expected publication: September 18th 2012

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family’s rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.

Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.

My Review:

I honestly don’t know where to begin, I knew when I finished reading it over a week ago that this was going to be a hard review to write, and I was right, I’m still somewhat overwhelmed.

I know I had been eagerly waiting to read this book for months, and though I’m not completely sure just what I expected, I’m so very happy to say that I was not disappointed, not in the slightest. Not even a little bit.

I fell in love with the cover instantly, and after reading the description all I knew was that I had to read it. And then I won a signed copy (thank you Christine!) and there was no stopping my eagerness.

I still am…

And now to the review! Continue reading

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Waiting On Wednesday: Unravel Me by Kendall Ryan

“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: Unravel Me

Author: Kendall Ryan

Release Date: October 1st 2012

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Book Description:

Psychology student Ashlyn Drake’s neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis – a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he’s accused of committing.

Against all common sense, Ashlyn’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it’s that he’s so incredibly male, and even handcuffed to his hospital bed he could pass for a cologne ad – Scent de Insanity. Or perhaps it’s because she’s spent too many lonely nights studying. Either way, she’s determined to help him solve the mystery of his past. She begins to unravel who he was before, using his cryptic tattoos, and his paintings that scream of a dark past as her only clues. When she finally learns his secret there’s no telling which one is the real him, the gentle lover she’s fallen for or the troubled man with a dark past.

Why I’m waiting:

I had to give some thought to today’s WoW. I have tons of books that I’m dying to read that are not yet released, but I thought I should spotlight a book that’s not really out there, a book that not everyone is talking about and waiting for, but that everyone should be talking about. And I think I have a few of this kind of books, but today I’ll go with Kendall Ryan’s Unravel Me.

I don’t really know what draw me to this book. Maybe it was the cover, that is completely gorgeous and intriguing; or maybe it was the summary that promises an intense and emotional ride. Or maybe it was both. What I do know, though is that I’m definitely dyyyyyyying eager to get my hands on it. And with a little less than a month away Unravel Me shall prove to be a  not-so-painful wait.

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

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