Right Next Door: Release Day Launch & GiveawayRight Next Door by A.J. Pryor
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 6/30/15
Pages: 362
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My fiancé is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . .

Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.

Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.

Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.

One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love...a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?


A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. If not home writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio or the soccer field with her girls. An avid reader of contemporary romance, new adult and young adult novels, her Kindle is always within reach. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.





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Last Year’s Mistake: Review

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Last Year’s Mistake: ReviewLast Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Published by Simon and Schuster on 6/9/15
Pages: 320
Format: personal library

Is there anything that electric chemistry can’t overcome? The past may be gone, but love has a way of holding on in this romantic debut novel told in alternating Before and After chapters.The summer before freshman year, Kelsey and David became inseparable best friends—until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke and everything around her crumbled, including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey’s parents decide to move away, she can’t wait to start over and leave the past behind. But David’s not quite ready to be left.Now it’s senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David’s family moves to town. Old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey’s second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never let him go. And maybe she never wants to…



This was a cute story. Boy and girl are best of friends, and then something happens and tears them apart, turning Kelsey into the school joke. Shortly after, she moved and cut off all communication with David. Right before senior year, David moved to the same town to be closer to Kelsey.

It is told in alternating time spans so you get the whole story eventually. We find out what happened, and how Kelsey ran and David followed, and everything that happens in between.

I loved this story and couldn’t put the book down. This was one that I picked up at Target because I liked the cover, and was so glad I did! It was a little predictable, but still a great, feel good story and a great one to stick in your beach bag this summer!


Wicked White by Michelle Valentine
Series: Wicked White #1
on 6/23/15
Format: eBook
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After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.

Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.

Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

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Ace and Iris are two people who have both lost the most important person in their lives, and like magnets they seem to magically seem to be drawn to each other.

They were both abandoned at some point in their lives, and finally found one person to take care of them, and then lost that person, so they are both trying to put their lives back together. The biggest difference is that Ace is the lead singer of Wicked White, currently one of the hottest bands in the country and Iris is a poor country girl who has been trying to make it on Broadway.

I loved the scenes between Iris and Ace. I loved the relationship that they develop.

This book makes me want to go out and read everything that Michelle Valentine has written and read it, cause if it is half as good as this one, I know I am going to enjoy it!


Without warning, she throws her arms around my neck and crushes her lips against mine. I know kissing her back is wrong, but I’ll be damned if I don’t want her so badly at this point that I can’t stop myself from giving in. I’ve been so good with restraining myself when it comes to Iris, because protecting her from the chaos that I’ll bring her is what’s always been on the forefront of my mind.

Her fingers thrust into my hair, and I reach down and curl my hands around her thighs before hoisting her into the air. Instinctively she wraps her legs around my waist, and I thread one of my hands into her tousled curls while the other is busy cupping that perfect ass of hers.

“I’ve wanted you since you walked into my trailer,” she breathes against my lips.

A thrill shoots through me at her admission of how long she’s wanted me. “You’ve been driving me out of my mind from the moment I first saw you.”

“Then take me.” Her words leave her mouth in a breathy sigh as she gives me permission to ravage her body.

I’ve wanted her so much for so long, it would easy for me to say screw it and give in and screw her right here in this shed, but I know that’s a dick move on my part. Iris Easton is not the kind of girl you can sleep with one time and never see again. She’s the kind of girl that makes you change everything you thought you ever wanted in life just to be with her.



Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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Rule Breaker: Spotlight & Review

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Rule Breaker: Spotlight & ReviewRule Breaker by Harper Kincaid
Series: Break On Through #1
Published by Samhain Publishing on 3/3/15
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Pages: 104
Format: eBook
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Just one more can’t hurt…right?

Re-belle-ious, free-spirited Lauren Renwick has decided it’s time to trade her wings for roots. That means no more bad boys, no more foolish choices. Yet when she’s stood up on New Year’s Eve, her resolution to stick to her Mama’s Rules for Dating weakens. Especially when she spots sex-in-leather-and-tattoos, Jackson Sullivan.

One look at Lauren, and Jackson is hell-bent on getting her on the back of his Harley and riding straight for his bed. Their night together is an erotic rush that has a new word popping up on his horizon—forever.

Lauren tries to convince herself he’s just one last fling to get bad boys out of her system, yet she finds herself falling hard and fast for a man with a stalker ex and a meddling Irish family. Plus, he has zero chance of passing her uptight parents’ inspection.

Jackson has Lauren’s back, but if she wants all of his heart, she’ll have to meet him halfway—by ditching rules that hold her prisoner, and learning to stand up for what she really wants.


This one started out a little slow for me and I was sure I wasn’t going to like it. But as it got going? Wowser!


Jackson turns out to be one of those guys that totally makes you swoon! Leather jacket, motorcycle and all… and he is such a sweetie under that leather jacket, not to mention a hunk!

Lauren is the good girl that has always done everything that her parents expected her to do, so she would never have looked twice at a guy like Jackson, but, man she wants to do more than look.  So, the one night stand that she intends to have just keeps going on and on! And maybe it is destined to be more than a one night stand!

Can I just say that I really liked this one? Fun, quick read!

Looking forward to the next one in the series!


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Born in California and raised in South Florida, I’ve moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on my head ever since. Along the way, I’ve worked as a community organizer, a professional matchmaker, an art teacher, a popular blogger, and a crisis counselor (to name a few). All the while, longing to have the guts and follow-through to do what I really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and I am tickled pink with glitter over this good piece of fortune.

What else? Hmm…I love indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, wearing black because it’s slimming, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds),and making those close to me laugh ’til they snort. I’m a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil’ town, Vienna, Virginia. I totally love hearing from readers so stalk me via social media or email me at HarperKincaid26@gmail.com!


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Jesse’s Girl: Review & Excerpt & GiveawayJesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #6
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 07/01/2015
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Practice Makes Perfect.

Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.

But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?


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Aw holy heck…. Miranda Kennealy’s books make me so happy I like to do those kind of dances that embarrass the heck out of my 10 year old!

So I lucked out to get this one early. And I told myself I was going to wait to read it, and I think I held out of all of about an hour before I broke down and read Jesse’s girl. Yep, some amazing will power I have! Luckily I didn’t have to go to work that day!

And for those of you who were fans of Catching Jordan like myself, yeah, this one is going to be a super happy treat, just sayin’!

Anyway, back to what this post is REALLY about, Jesse’s Girl!

Anyway, it seems for career mentor day you get to usually do something totally related to your future path. So when Maya says she wants to be a rock star, she expects to work in the record store, not shadow Jesse Scott, Nashville’s current heart throb! And she REALLY didn’t expect to fall in love with him!

Like all of Miranda’s books, the characters are so real, down to earth, and teenagery (yep, it’s a word, look it up, or not…)You can picture them in all their angst living life and dealing with teenage problems, and you love them so much for that. I loved Maya and Jesse. SO. MUCH. (Maybe had something to do with Maya’s brother and my hangup on him??? Just saying… He IS one of my all time favorites!)

Anyway, this book was so amazing and so awesome and it had me tweeting Miranda, and getting an answer, which had me acting all teenagery my self! So, if you don’t read any other book I tell you to read this year, do yourself a favor and read this one, cause gosh-durn it… this one is SO worth it!


As much as I love music, I am generally not a fan of country. I don’t like banjos. I don’t like sappy lyrics about trucks and hauling hay. Dolly Parton is my mortal enemy—my mom plays “Jolene” over and over and over and over, and it makes me want to chop my ears off like van Gogh. Yeah, yeah, I’m from Tennessee, where it’s a crime if you don’t love country, but I like deep, rumbling beats and singing loud and fast and hard. I do not like closing my eyes and crooning to a cow in the pasture. Yet here I am at a Jesse Scott concert, getting ready to meet him and to see if he’ll let me shadow him next Friday.

My school requires every senior to “shadow” a professional for a day. It’s their way of helping us figure out what kind of career we want. Like, if you want to be president when you grow up, you might get to shadow the mayor. Want to be a chef? Have fun kneading dough at the Donut Palace. When I said “I want to be a musician,” I figured they’d send me to work in the electronics section at Walmart.

I certainly never expected to shadow the king of country music.

It turns out that Jesse Scott is my principal’s nephew. Jesse won TV’s Wannabe Rocker when he was ten and has gone on to become very successful. In sixth grade, every girl in class—myself included—took the Teen Beat quiz: “Would Jesse Scott Like Your Kissing Style?” (Obviously the answer was yes.) In middle school, I had a Jesse Scott poster on my ceiling. It’s hard to believe he’s only eighteen, because he’s already won three Grammys. When he was younger, his songs were about family, fishing, and playing baseball, but lately they’re about love and making love and all things sexy.

I wouldn’t say I’m a fan anymore, but I would never give up an opportunity to learn from a professional with such a gorgeous, pure voice. I want to learn what it’s like to perform day in and day out. Despite what everyone and their mom says—that I’ll struggle as a musician—all I want is to play guitar in front of a crowd and hear people cheer for me.

I can’t believe I’m backstage at the Grand Ole Opry! I bounce on my toes. Jesus, is that an archtop Super 4, the model Elvis played? I’ve never seen one in real life. It probably cost more than my house. I’m ogling the guitar when Jesse Scott comes out of the bathroom, drying his hair with a towel. He pads across the room to the couch, wearing nothing but a pair of rugged jeans with more holes than Swiss cheese. The lighting is dim, and he doesn’t seem to notice I’m here, which is good, because I’ve moved from ogling the guitar to ogling him.

Who wouldn’t? He was one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” and it is a truth universally acknowledged that you should stare at people who’ve made that list. The guy’s gorgeous. Like in the boy-next-door way. His wet, wavy, brown hair curls around his ears and nearly hits his shoulders, and while he doesn’t have a six-pack or anything, his body is fit. I wish he’d look my way so I can see his famous brown eyes. They always remind me of those caramel chews Poppy gives me when I visit. Jesse has some sort of Gaelic symbol tattooed on his left shoulder blade. I want to reach out and trace the design.

God, get ahold of yourself, Maya. Don’t be a horndog. Besides, he’s so not my type. I don’t do pretty boys.


Growing up in Tennessee, MIRANDA KENNEALLY dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband. Visit www.mirandakenneally.com, and follow Miranda @MirandaKennealy & www.facebook.com/miranda.kenneally.


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Daisy and the Front Man: Review

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Daisy and the Front Man: ReviewDaisy and the Front Man (Entangled Crush) by Rebekah L. Purdy
Series: Backstage Pass #3
Published by Macmillan on June 16th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, General
Pages: 294
Format: eARC
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Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned...
When Daisy Morris finds out she's spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet - the hottest boy band around - she knows it couldn't be more perfect. But not because she's a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin' down...

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can't make Daisy - the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard - fall in love with him, it's a bet he can't resist. Sure, Daisy won't give him the time of day for reasons he can't understand, and her dad's hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall...hard.
But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face...
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, sexual situations, and seriously hot boys. It may cause swoony daydreams involving a certain super-cute front man.


Some rock star books are just hot sex and well, hot sex.  The beauty of a YA book about a rock group, specifically a boy band is that you are taking some of that out. And I still love it.

My inner middle school geek girl who adored New Kids on the Block comes out and I can’t help but love this book. I think about all the times I drooled over Jordan Knight and well, yeah, it is awesome.

Anyway… so Daisy (don’t you just adore that name???) wins a date with Trevin the lead singer of Seconds to Juliet, she thinks she has died and gone to boy band heaven… I mean she loves S2J, and especially Trevin, until he doesn’t show up. The humiliation is horrible and her classmates won’t let her forget it for the rest of the school year. So when she finds out that she has to spend summer with her dad, who just so happens to be a body guard for S2J she starts plotting. Revenge that is.

Trevin is intrigued with Daisy from the get go, and one of his band mates makes a bet that Trevin can’t make her fall in love with him, especially since she won’t even look at him. Yeah, can’t you see that they are both headed in bad directions?

This book is such a cute, sweet story and such a fun read!

It follows right along with the others in the series (and admitted I have only read book #2) so they can be read as stand alones, or as part of the series. I am eager to go back and read book #1 and fill in a few blanks though, as soon as I get a few extra minutes in my schedule. Though I do love the fun and easy going spirit the boys in the band have.

This one was a pretty clean read if you are looking for that.


The Funeral Singer Book Blitz & Giveaway

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Welcome to this week’s Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!

The Funeral Singer


Linda Budzinski

What it’s about

Being a funeral singer was a dead-end job until it led her to him …

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Martin has witnessed her share of lame eulogies and uninspired epitaphs while singing part-time at her dad’s funeral home. She’s determined to be more than a funeral singer, more than just someone’s “beloved wife” or “loving mother.”

When Mel’s impromptu rendition of “Amazing Grace” at a local rock star’s graveside service goes viral on YouTube, she becomes an Internet sensation, gains thousands of fans and followers, and snags a hot rock star boyfriend–Zed Logan, bass player for The Grime.

But instant fame isn’t easy—and neither is love. Especially when Mel realizes she’s falling for another guy—one who may just want her heart more than her voice …



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Linda Budzinski

Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some of the bravest and most compassionate people on earth. Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their chihuahua, Demitria. She has two step-daughters, Eris and Sarah. THE FUNERAL SINGER is her debut novel. She is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

THE FUNERAL SINGER is Linda Budzinski’s first novel.

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The Six: Book Trailer Reveal

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by Mark Alpert
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc.

The Six


By Mark Alpert


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July 7, 2015


I’m super excited to reveal the trailer to The Six on The Bookmark Blog today!

Check it out!

Advance Praise for Mark Alpert

“Adam is an unusual hero—and he faces a frightening question: Computers can’t kill—CAN they? I’m still shaken by the answer. Will the near-future really be this terrifying?” —R.L. Stine, bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series

“An exciting action story chock-full of characters you’ll love. The Six is full of big ideas, big questions, real science, and things that will make you think and wonder and lie awake late at night.” —Michael Grant, New York Timesbestselling author of the Gone series 

“The Six are introduced as terminally-ill teens, but there’s plenty of high-speed action in which they engage. Their physical disabilities and limitations through disease are forgotten as the teens’ hearts, minds, and personalities shine through…questions of principle, power, and possibility keep this look at our modern, hardwired existence fresh and fascinating.” STARRED Booklist

“Alpert’s exploration of neuromorphic electronics raises interesting questions about ethics, technology, and human nature…a haunting ending scene will leave readers pondering the line between progress and loss. A thought-provoking clash between humanity and machinery.”- Kirkus Reviews

“A well-researched, hardcore science-fiction joyride, great for fans of first-person shooter video games like Halo and Destiny. Highly recommended” –School Library Journal

“Do not just read The Six; make your friends read it too.” –VOYA Magazine

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Avatar meets The Terminator in this thrilling cyber-tech adventure…

Adam’s muscular dystrophy has taken his motility, his friends, and in a few short years, it will take his life. He takes solace in playing video games he’s programmed to reflect the life that he used to have. Virtual reality is the one realm where he can be the hero, and it’s where he chooses to spend his time, until an entity called Sigma tries to kill him.

A dangerously advanced artificial intelligence program created by Adam’s computer-genius father, Sigma has escaped its cyber prison and is threatening global destruction and domination. But Adam’s father has a plan. He will stop Sigma by using the technology he developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son.

Adam’s consciousness is uploaded into the body of a weaponized robot, along with a group of five other gifted teens who are terminally ill. Together, they must learn how to manipulate their new mechanical forms and prepare for combat before Sigma destroys humanity. Adam can finally play the hero for real, but will his new body be worth the sacrifice of his human existence?

This innovative and thought-provoking young adult debut, from the critically acclaimed author of adult thrillersFinal Theory and The Omega Theory, questions what it means to be human and whether we are destined to be defined by our physical bodies or our intellect.

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Mark Alpert is a former editor at Scientific American, and the author of several adult thrillers. He’s been praised by Douglas Preston as the “heir to Michael Crichton.” Visit Mark online at markalpert.com.

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Excerpt from The Six:

Shannon rears back in her seat as if she’s been slapped. “And where are you going to store the copies of our brains?” Her voice is furious. “In a supercomputer? A big electronic prison?”

Dad doesn’t take offense. He answers her calmly. “The scanning process converts human intelligence to a digital form, allowing it to run on any neuromorphic computer that has enough memory and processing power. But in the initial stage right after the transfer, we believe it’s important to connect the intelligence to a machine that can move around and sense the outside world. A human intelligence is accustomed to controlling a body, so if we want to preserve its sanity, we’d better give it something to control. Here, let me show you.”

He puts the vial of nanoprobes back in his pocket and pulls out something else, a small remote–control device. He points it at the doorway beside the stage, and a moment later I hear a loud clanking. The noise startles the soldiers standing by the doorway. They step backward, flattening themselves against the wall. Then a seven–foot–tall robot emerges from the doorway and brushes past them.

The robot strides across the stage. It has two arms and two legs, but otherwise it isn’t very humanlike. It has no head or neck. Its torso is shaped like a giant bullet, with the rounded end on top. Its legs angle downward from the base of its torso and rest on oval steel–plate footpads that clang against the floor.

The machine marches briskly past the podium and stops in front of my dad, who presses a button on his remote control. This command extends the robot’s arms, which telescope to a full length of six feet. They look like multi–jointed tentacles. The machine’s hands, though, resemble human hands, with dexterous mechanical fingers and thumbs.

Dad presses another button, and the robot’s rounded top starts to turn like a turret. “The cameras and acoustic sensors are up here,” Dad says, pointing at the top end. “But the neuromorphic electronics are deep inside the torso, encased in armor plating. These robots were originally designed for the war in Afghanistan, so they’re pretty sturdy.” He raps his knuckles against the torso. “All in all, it’s an excellent platform for a newly transferred intelligence, but really it’s just the beginning. The whole point of the Pioneer Project is to bridge the gap between man and machine, and that means the human intelligences must explore their new environment. The Pioneers will have to learn how to use their new capabilities, and that includes transferring their intelligences from one machine to another.”

His voice grows louder again, full of enthusiasm. “Once the Pioneers have mastered these tasks, our hope is that they’ll be able to establish a connection with Sigma. If all goes well, they’ll start communicating with the AI before it launches any of the Russian missiles. And then the toughest challenge will begin. At the same time that the humans are learning how to be machines, they’ll have to teach Sigma how to be human.”


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June New Release Giveaway Hop!

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Welcome to  the May 2015 New Release Giveaway Hop hosted by Librarian Lavender and It Starts at Midnight!


The dates for the Hop are from June 15-30th. The contest will close at midnight on November 30th EST. I will email the winner and they will have 24 hours to email me back with their information before I move on to the next person.
I will be giving away any June 2015 new release of your choice, up to $17.
The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository to you free (and you can check that out here!) I may also send it via Amazon. If you prefer, I will send a Kindle edition via Amazon gift.
(Please note: You may only chose ONE of these options!)


The winner can choose from one of these awesome June releases!

I have read a lot of these already and most of the rest I have on pre-order!

If there’s a title that isn’t here and is being released, just let me know and I’ll order it for you.

(click on the cover for a description of each!)

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe: Review

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe: ReviewBreathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #5
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-07-15
Genres: Death & Dying, General, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Sports & Recreation, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eARC

From the bestselling author of Catching Jordan comes a brand new contemporary YA you won't forget.

The finish line is only the beginning... Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can't escape the guilt that if she hadn't broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she's at war with her body, her mind-and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms...and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.


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I was doing a little blog maintenance, and realized I missed this one which makes me super sad, as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Miranda! So, in celebration of her new book coming out July 1st, I decided to do a little catch up and post a review of Breathe, Annie, Breathe!

I’ve read a couple of books recently that deal with the loss of a boyfriend, but I love how Miranda deals with it in this one. Annie is struggling to deal with guilt.  What if she hadn’t made the choices she did? Would he still be alive?

In his memory, she decides to run the marathon that he was training for. The problem? She HATES running. So she starts working with a trainer.  There she meets Jeremiah. If you’ve read any of Miranda’s previous books, you may remember Jeremiah, he is the younger brother of one of the previous main characters we met.  So, anyway, she has this huge conflict, cause she really likes him, but she is struggling with moving on with her life.

Oh, how I liked this book.

And did I mention that we get a meet up with all of our favs from previous books? Oh yeah, this book just makes me happy in the best possible way, cause it is Miranda at her best. Tackling issues and working them out as only she can.

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