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Tour Stop: Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer + Review

Blog Tour ButtonDid you uy miss me!? Yes, I know, I know. It’s been a while since we’ve had a blog tour around here, but better late than never, right?

Today we are starting of Natalie Palmer’s blog tour for her book Second to No One with a review.

A few things before we head that way…

What do you say we learn a little bit about Natalie first? This is what she has to say about herself:

Natalie Palmer PicI am a writer. But more importantly, I’m a mom, which is the best thing I could have ever hoped for in my life. I have three kids who amaze me every day with their little quips of humor and intelligence.  I can’t really applaud myself for how great they are, though, since I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing when it comes to mothering children.  But the fact that they’re turning out so awesome and I’m the one that hangs out with them all day makes me feel pretty good about myself.

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was spoiled to have the huge Wasatch Mountains in my backyard.  I graduated from the University of Utah with a major in English Literature but that’s boring.  The exciting part was when I met and fell in love with the boy of my dreams. He wasn’t my first or second kiss but he was by far my favorite and it didn’t take us long to figure out that life could never be as good apart as it was together. So we got married and have been living happily ever after ever since.

When I’m not attending to my homemaking and writing duties I love to exercise because it’s the only time that I have an excuse to listen to my music uninterrupted and as loud as I want.  I love all different genres of music but I run extra fast when I hear Dashboard Confessionals, Cold Play or Owl City on my iPod.  Besides music I love anything that has to do with water including but not limited to drinking it, skiing on it (in liquid or powder form), basking in the sun while boating on it and (these days) lazily dreaming while my kids play in it for hours on end.

So there you have it. I’m a wife, mother, writer and iPod blasting mermaid.  While my husband works his brains out I take care of our kids and conjure up storylines and characters and romantic turns of events.  And someday, if we’re lucky, we’ll be as happy as we are now.

Now, and before you run away on me let’s talk about the book!

What you need to know first is that Second to No One is the sequel to Second Kiss, the most adorable book in the world. So before you go thinking about reading this one do check Second Kiss first, because for one you would be totally lost and, second, it’s beautiful!

I fell in love with Second Kiss instantly (you can read my review here, by the way), so when I found out about a second book I went head first, and it did not disappoint.

Now it’s cover and blurb time!

Second to No One Cover“Things change. People change. Jess and I weren’t above it.”

Gemma’s first year of high school isn’t starting out the way she hoped. Jess is back from California and before she can memorize her class schedule their summer romance comes to a screeching halt. To add to her misery the gorgeous new girl in school also has eyes for Jess and despite Gemma’s unfailing attempts to win him back she keeps finding herself alone.

But when a late night car crash lands her a three month grounding and twenty hours of community service she discovers that there’s more to life than just romance and boyfriends.

Unpredictable and heart wrenching, Second to No One is the perfect continuation to the magical beginning of the Gemma and Jess romance.

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[ARC] Review: An Act of Persuasion (Tyler Group #2) by Stephanie Doyle

Book: An Act of Persuasion (Tyler Group #2)

Author: Stephanie Doyle

Expected Publication: March 5th 2013

My Rating: 2/5

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Book Description:

For all the wrong reasons?

Anna Summers has always been more than Ben Tyler’s assistant. She’s even been more than his best friend. Too bad Ben didn’t realize it until after she quit. Now that he’s more like his old self after facing off against a life-threatening illness, he’s ready to win Anna back.

Of course, it’s not simple. One night Ben broke his own rule about getting involved with an employee. And now Anna is pregnant. She refuses to let him use the baby as a reason for them to reconcile. It will take an act of persuasion to convince her they belong together…and not only because of the baby.

My Review:

I’m not sure about much at the moment. I’m not sure how to rate it or how I really feel about this book. Continue reading

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Tour Stop: The Last Witch by Debbie Dee

Title: The Last Witch

Author: Debbie Dee

Publisher: Dolce Books

Pages: 248

Book Description:

For generations the Incenaga Witches have been forced to use their power to fulfill the wishes of others until they are drained of their magic and left to die. Desperate to protect his infant daughter – the last surviving witch – Emmeline’s father escapes with her to the forests where he vows to keep her hidden from the world and from the truth. Sixteen years later, Emmeline is discovered and finds herself in the grip of a traitor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means abusing her power until she dies. She is taken to a distant country and told she must marry the Crown Prince or her own country will be overtaken, its people slaughtered. But what sort of prince would marry a witch? And why would she be the difference between war and peace? As she fights to regain her freedom, she is faced with a choice between a prince who offers a lifetime of security and a common gamekeeper who has no idea of her power, but offers his heart. But who can she trust when her power can be used against her? Continue reading

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Favorite Books of the Year

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The year is coming to an end, in a few hours actually, and I thought I should make a wrap-up by listing my 10 favorite books of the year. It was a tough decision, and let me just note that picking only ten was seriously hard. Like really hard! …But here they are, in no particular order:

  1. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves [Review]
  2. What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants #1) by Nyrae Dawn [Review]
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. Back to You by Priscilla Glenn [Review]
  5. Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer [Review]
  6. Easy by Tammara Webber [Review]
  7. Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole
  8. Notes from the Blender by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin [Review]
  9. Betwixt by Melissa Pearl [Review]
  10. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

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There is not much left to say. 2012 has been a wonderful year in some aspects, and not so wonderful in others, but I’m grateful for everything. May 2013 be our best book year yet! There are plenty of books to look forward to, so let’s get on with it! 😉

 

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99 Authors, 99 Books, 99 Cents

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For a listing of books offered and to enter to win, click here!!

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Christmas Books Giveaway Hop

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, so I thought I could join this awesome giveaway!

Christmas Books Giveaway Hop

December 1st to 7th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Laurie Here

It’s all about Christmas books, so I’ve been putting away a list for a whole month! Yup, I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss any awesome Christmas book out there.

It is open INTERNATIONALLY and I’ll be giving away 3 ebooks. Check them out (check on the pictures for Amazon links) :

The Secret Life Of Mrs. Claus by Carly Alexander

  Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle

  A Christmas Bride by Susan Mallery

So, what do you think? 😉 Let me just tell you that picking a good Christmas book was not easy. It’s actually harder than I thought it would be. But I’m pretty content with my picks, and I hope you like them too.

Now there’s only one thing left for you to do. Fill the Rafflecopter form bellow and voilà!

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Don’t forget to check the other blogs participating in this hop here!

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Stacking the Shelves #14

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.

This is what I got this week: Continue reading

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