Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Swoon Thursday (7)

Swoon Thursday (7):
YA Bound created a spicy meme where every week we’ll highlight what has made us swoon from a book we are currently reading or one we’ve just finished. Basically what got our heart pounding, skin tingling, and stomach fluttering.

Annie's Pick:

Defiance by: C.J. Redwine

He tightens his arms around me and touches his lips to mine. His kiss is rough, tastes like lake water…and is the best things I’ve ever tasted. I press against him, consuming him like I’ll never get enough, and when we break apart, my pulse pounds against my ear, and his chest rises and falls like he’s been running.
What made you swoon this week?! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday [17]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.

Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings in Books

Angela's Picks:

Favorite Endings:
1. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Ohmygosh, so touching. Be prepared to cry.

2. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis: Best part of the whole book. Completely heartbreaking.
3. What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton: THE TEARS.
4. Pivot Point by Kasie West: Just beautiful. ♥
5. Twilight by Meg Cabot: It's so perfect. :'D Great way to end the book and  the series.

Sorry, that's all I can think of.  >.<

Annie's Picks:

Favorite Beginnings:
1. Losing It by: Cora Carmack 
2. Wallbanger by: Alice Clayton
3. Obsidian by: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
4. Hex Hall by: Rachel Hawkins
5. City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare

Favorite Endings:
1. Clockwork Princess by: Cassandra Clare
2. The Liberator by: Victoria Scott
3. Unravel Me by: Tahereh Mafi
4. The Edge of Never by: J.A. Redmerksi
5. The Iron Knight by: Julie Kagawa

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Summer Love by Marysue G. Hobika

Summer Love by Marysue G. Hobika
Series: Senior Year #1
Publication date: June 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Purchase: Amazon
Carly and her best friend Becca are ready to drop a nuclear bomb on summer. It’s the last one before reality sets in and they’re off on their own. Carly is ready to break the mold and stop being known as a goody-two-shoes. In order to get the ball rolling, she agrees to a double date with Gavin – her good-looking, yet moody, lab partner.

Gavin doesn’t have summer plans except to work at his two jobs and hang out in his room drawing. He likes to keep to himself, but lets his brother Nate talk him into going on a double date. Carly isn’t like the rest of the girls at school that drive him crazy. She doesn’t ask a lot of questions and seems to know when to give him the space he craves. Gavin always thought that she was beautiful, but he believes that relationships and love are a lost cause.

Will their date prove that summer love is right around the corner or will it be a dead end?

This book is intended for audiences 17+.

Carly wasn’t the typical sexy girl who walked by in the hall every day at school—she was a special kind of beautiful, the type of beautiful that took your breath away. And at that very moment, I was in desperate need of an oxygen tank. Carly didn’t seem to realize how beautiful she was, which was another turn-on. I am in serious trouble of breaking my own promise.
She cleared her throat, jolting me out of my trance. “Gavin, there’s another reason why I’m glad you showed up tonight.”
“There is?” I wasn’t sure where she was going with this, but I patiently waited for her to continue.
“I’ve wanted to apologize.”
“For what?” I quickly racked by brain, but couldn’t think of anything she’d ever done to warrant an apology.
“For the way I acted on our date the other night. I was rude,” she winced. She looked cute when she thought she’d done something wrong. I ran my finger across the top of her nose.
“Girly, don’t be sorry. I should’ve been supportive.” This was the first time she hadn’t yelled at me for calling her that. Taking it as a positive sign, I rambled on, “I was a total dickhead, and if anything, I owe you another date.” The perfect lead-in. “Carly, will you go on a real date with me? And not a double date, because I don’t want to share you with anyone.” Okay, I did it. I broke down and asked her out when I’m not looking for anything. And anything with Carly would be something. She’s not the type of girl who is known for one-night stands.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stacking the Shelves [5]


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

What Angela got this week:

Prank Wars by Stephanie Fowers

The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Ingenue by Jillian Larkin
Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald

What did you get this week?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover reveal: Suit & Fangs by Marian Tee

Suit & Fangs by Marian Tee
Publication Date: July 28, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Caros are what vampires used to be.

We are slaves to pleasure, power turns us on, and each and every one of us has a weakness to hide.

All things sparkly and beautiful are 18-year-old Caylie Sonora’s greatest source of pleasure, and no one is more irresistibly gorgeous and seductive in her eyes than the quiet and old-fashioned Luka. All the girls in school want to belong to him, craving both his body and  authority. They say that behind closed doors his coldly charming manners disappear, leaving behind a guy who’d take you so hard you’d be breathless and panting for more. But if Caylie has her way, all she’d take from him is revenge, using her body to break his heart.

The most carnal of passions is the only chink in 19-year-old Luka Georgiades’ armor, but his obsession has only always ever to do with Caylie, whose body he desires to possess, in every imaginable position. The half-human Luka may be his race’s most cunning defender, with murderously precise skills and an even deadlier mind, but even Luka is powerless against fate, which forces him to hurt the girl who’s his everything…again and again.

They are each other’s weakness, and the game of love has never been so destructive.

Hi! I’m Marian Tee – I write sexy funny romances, emphasis on the funny because most readers tell me my books are a public hazard, often causing them to laugh out loud and get funny looks from other people.
I’m from the Philippines, half Filipino and half Chinese with a love for all things Japanese! Yes, that rhymed.  I love dancing, travelling, watching horror movies and basketball, and reading Archie comics.

Of course I love reading books, too. In fact, if I’m a little too slow in releasing a new book, it’s probably because I’m too busy being a reader and forgot all about being a writer.  Yes, I know, MY BAD!

I am a frustrated MANGAKA, hence why I write novels like Drawn and why I have a Vampire Knight fan fic posted at (just search for Morteia Chronicles).

Connect with Marian: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Swoon Thursday (6)

Swoon Thursday (6)
YA Bound created a spicy meme where every week we’ll highlight what has made us swoon from a book we are currently reading or one we’ve just finished. Basically what got our heart pounding, skin tingling, and stomach fluttering.

Annie's Pick:

Everything I thought I knew about my heart and body was completely shattered the moment Blaine’s arm snaked around my lower back and drew me to him. And when his soft lips fell on mine, I knew that I was far from normal. I knew I had never felt true intimacy until that very moment. I don’t even know what I had been doing before. I had kissed this man a thousand times in my head. 
What made you guys swoon this week?