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Apr 22, 2014

ARC Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike !!!

 Title: Sleep No More
Author: Aprilynne Pike 
Published On: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: ARC from Publisher

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Synopsis:

Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy meets the blockbuster Inception in this dark page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike.

Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. If she hadn't tried to change one of her childhood visions, her father would still be alive. Since the accident, Charlotte has suppressed her visions to avoid making the same mistake. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate's murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift.

Then Charlotte meets someone who not only knows her secret but who also has a way for her to stop the killer. He offers to teach her how to manipulate her visions to change the future. But doing so will put Charlotte in the path of the murderer.…

Aprilynne Pike's bestselling Wings series was called "remarkable" by Stephenie Meyer, bestselling author of the Twilight Saga. And her most recent novel, Life After Theft, was cheered as a "whirlwind adventure" by School Library Journal. Now Aprilynne returns with this exhilarating departure from her previous novels. Sleep No More is a psychological thrill ride that is sure to keep readers' hearts racing until the very end.


My Thoughts

Rating: 5 Stars 

I got this book from the publisher, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

It was really a superb treat for me and I'm honored to review this book !!!

The concept is nothing new but it has a real feel to it maybe because the author got inspired from a real life experience and poured her emotions in her words which made this read so much more fascinating.

Here we meet Charlotte who is an Oracle but an inactive one. In this world where people are hungry for power and control, the Oracles have kept their powers hidden so that they couldn't be used for anyone's personal benefit. Being a hereditary power, Charlotte shares the same powers with her Aunt Sierra who taught her to fight the visions that she get so that she doesn't get tempted to change the future.

Charlotte had a normal life, well as normal as it can get when you're an Oracle but she has learned the technique to survive but when a mysterious serial killer begins to kill Charlotte's school friends she starts getting more fierce visions that she couldn't fight. She trusts an anonymous person who claims to have knowledge about Oracle stuff and promises to help her out.

Has she trusted the wrong person? Will Charlotte be able to save her friends? Would breaking the Oracle rules and giving the visions passage make her pay big time? What will be the consequences  of her curious actions when she tries to gather the knowledge that her Aunt has kept a secret all her life?

Whoa!!! It was super exciting and thrilling and I promise you wouldn't suspect the actual murderer through out the book and when that person's identity will get revealed you'll be shell shocked just like me. There is so much more that I want to say but I can't because that will ruin the surprise element in here.

Lots of action and drama and also there is sweet and cute romance but at last it wouldn't be a 'Happily Ever After' end for Charlotte. The suspense is so unbearable in here and I read the book in one sitting to get to the end. This was very entertaining and I didn't find it boring for even a second.

The visions have been described in a such a brilliant way that you'll be able to visualize the scenes but trust me it wouldn't be an wonderful experience rather it will be grotesque!!! Family relations and the support that family members give to each other has also been highlighted in here. Charlotte's emotions made me emotional too and I cried and laughed with her through out the book.

The characters were great and I loved Aunt Sierra but we didn't get a lot about her just glimpses of her past life but as her past has a great effect on Charlotte's present so I hope that we readers will get a separate book about Aunt Sierra in her teenage days. Moreover the Sisters of Delphi remained a mysterious organized group of Oracles and I would have loved to know more about them. 

The way the book ended I think there is a big opening for a second novel because here we only saw the start of Charlotte's life as an Oracle but we don't know what path will she choose and will she avoid her powers like other Oracles or use it for humanity's protection. I would love to know about her love life or would she remain single through out her life. 

So many expectation I have and I hope that we get another novel about Charlotte or aunt Sierra because I don't want this amazing story to stop here. Hope you guys will enjoy this!!! Must read for all!!!
 



The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring


The Mystic Wolves (Mystic Wolves, #1)Title: The Mystic Wolves
Author: Belinda Boring
Publisher: 
Moonstruck Media
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Review Copy


Synopsis:

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?

Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason's commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she'll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength - once given, oaths are unbreakable ... even if it means risking it all.

**This is the full length novel version of Without Mercy, Cherished, and Blood Oath*


My Thoughts

Intensely satisfying romance in an action packed package!

For Mason and Darcy its lust at first sight, but nothing comes easy for these two. A new danger to the pack threatens to tear there love story apart before it even begins. I loved that this book not only had some sexy werewolves, but just the right amount of action to keep me glued to the pages. There was no shortage of romance either. Mason and Darcy love to flirt and toy with each other, but it is very easy to see the love there too. There bantering made for some of the funniest moments in the book.

Darcy is no pushover and she especially doesn't let Mason walk all over her. I love her grit and spirit. She was one kickass heroine and she needed to be to hold her own against Mason.

Mason is a strong and proud leader to his pack. I really enjoyed getting to know this character and the different sides to him. He can be stubborn and arrogant, but he can also be really sweet and gentle especially when it came to Darcy. 

Take a bite out of this romance it will only leave you hungry for more!


This post was written by: Katie

My name is Katie and books have and always will be one of my biggest passions in life. There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not seen lost in another world of books. I am a Paranormal Junkie and am not ashamed to admit it. My Favorite Genre is Romance, especially Paranormal Romance, but I read all types of books and am never one to turn down a great story no matter what genre it comes from.

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Apr 20, 2014

I know Lucy by Melissa Pearl Release Day

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Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding -- taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, steal, and run are overshadowed by something else...the desire to stay. It’s her one shot at a normal life.
Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to learn more about her, he tries to get close, but is thrown into a world of lies and confusion. The only thing that becomes apparent is that discovering the truth may get him killed.
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ZACH... "This is different, you guys." I shook my head. "I mean yes, she is gorgeous. And yes, I'm attracted to her, but it's not just her looks. There's something about her. She's intriguing. It's like she's not all she appears to be or something." "You can tell that after two minutes of interacting with her? Give me a break." Elliot balled up his napkin and threw it on the table. "I know I don't know her at all yet, but I can tell there's something more there." I rubbed my bottom lip. "She looks normal to me." AJ shrugged. "I think she's pretty. She looks sweet, but..." Liesl turned to spy her quickly. "AJ's right. She looks like any other transfer student. What makes her so different?" "It's something about her eyes. There's a story in them. I can't even explain why I think that. I just feel like she's got a lot of layers and I want to peel back every single one of them." "I bet you do." Elliot raised his eyebrows. "Not like that." I threw him a droll look. "I just want to solve the mystery that is Danielle Harrison." "Dude, there is no mystery." Elliot slapped his hand lightly on the table. "Yes there is. I can feel it." "Careful, Zachy, your Nancy Drew is showing." Jaeda's green eyes were large and round as she gave me a playful look. "I don't care." I shrugged, confident in the truth that I really didn't. "That girl over there has secrets and I'm gonna figure out what they are." smashwords1


About the Author



Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book is coming out in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them. "I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.



This post was written by: Katie

My name is Katie and books have and always will be one of my biggest passions in life. There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not seen lost in another world of books. I am a Paranormal Junkie and am not ashamed to admit it. My Favorite Genre is Romance, especially Paranormal Romance, but I read all types of books and am never one to turn down a great story no matter what genre it comes from.

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Apr 18, 2014

Blog Tour: All Hallows Night by Marie Hall ~ Spotlight ~ Excerpt ~ Review ~ Guest Post ~ Teaser Pics !!!

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All Hallows Night by Marie Hall Series: Night Series, #2 Publication Date: March 8, 2014 Genre: Urban Fantasy

Secrets and truths, lies and red herrings… which is which? That’s what Pandora’s trying to figure out. Ever since the death of her best, and probably only friend by her own hands, she’s not sure who to trust anymore. The Priest is dead. The Gray Man is… she’s not even sure what. Luc, well, Luc is Luc.
The Order has sent her deep into the heart of Mexico to investigate a potential zombie uprising. She arrives at the start of the Dia de los Muertos festival—a celebration for the dead and immediately things don’t feel right to her. For one, bodies (the living kind) keep disappearing. They’re not being kidnapped, no, if only things were that simple. Literally there one second, gone the next, she’s not sure what to make of it. On top of that mum’s are floating all over the place. Is that merely symbolism associated with the festival, or is it a clue of something far more sinister?
In this explosive sequel to the USA Today Bestselling, Crimson Night, an old ally returns and a shocking truth is revealed. One that will turn her investigation into The Order’s duplicity on its head and make Pandora question everything she ever thought she knew…

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I’d meant to ask around town, see if any of the locals knew of or had heard about any recent or strange deaths, but I was a stranger to them. A gringa (white face), they wouldn’t trust me enough to answer me. Part of Lust’s glamour was that I could turn myself into the walking embodiment of anybody’s deepest desire, but doing so also required that I had sex recently. A sort of tit for tat kind of arrangement. But since that night and the possession of my third soul, Lust wasn’t working so well for me anymore. My desire for sex was practically nil. Luc was the first person I’d slept with since waking from my semi-coma, and even that had left me empty and cold. I knew I should be a lot more worried than I actually was—I dunno, maybe Lust was still in shock after our stint in Hell. Meeting Wrath had done things to Lust, screwed with her head. She was like a whimpering, terrified dog tucking tail and hiding in a corner, and there wasn’t much I could do to bring her out.
So I had to do this sleuthing thing the good old-fashioned way. Being as old as I am, you get a feeling for people. The outer shell might be different, but the inside was always the same. If I wanted to find what I was looking for, I had to go someplace designed to loosen tongues and get men talking. Get a man drunk enough and he’ll tell you anything you want to know.Opening the door to the first dive I found in town, I entered and stood just inside as my eyes slowly adjusted to the dim lighting.

MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 4 Stars !!!

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book. 

I really enjoyed every bit of this story and it was really interesting from start to finish and I loved the little twists that the author introduced here and there. I also liked the smooth flow of the events that took place one after the other and the combination of thrill and adventure took my breath away.

I loved the writing style of the author very much and the dialogues were crisp and easy to grasp. The characters are fabulous and I loved each and every one of them. The ending was very well executed and the suspense gave me chills.

Over all a great read just I have a minor complaint that is the slow movement of the story at the beginning but later on it picked up the pace and flowed smoothly. Enjoy guys!!!

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TOPIC: Why Choosing Your Setting is Important 

Why your setting is so important when writing a book, but most especially when writing a series is because you're going to be living in that world for quite sometime. So you want to pick a place that A. You either know like the back of your hand so that it rings sincere, or B. You can imagine in such a way that the reader can 'see' your world. One of the things I'm almost always complimented on is my world building. I laugh about that, because that's what most appealed to me as a reader growing up. The fantastical worlds a writer would craft from their imagination. I'm one of those readers that loves a good metaphor. The cherry blossom tree bloomed like fluffy mounds of pink spun cotton candy. I'm convinced that if you can make the reader get excited not just about the characters, but the world they live in, they'll love you. It's why I'm so drawn to fantasy, fairy tales especially. Because I can write about a world that's full of fifty foot carnivorous frogs and little tea roses that laugh and sing when you walk through the garden. But you can apply that same type of beauty even if you choose to write about the real world. Clouds floated through the strikingly azure sky looking like giant puffs of cotton balls. Now don't overdo your metaphors or it'll get monotones, but timed just right, they can expand the senses of your reader and more fully insert them into the world. So no matter if you pick an isolated forest, or a sprawling metropolitan, make sure to include all the senses when writing about them. Sight, sound, taste, and touch are so vital to crafting a well rounded setting.


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Marie Hall is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she's a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she's just as happy when she's writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.) She's married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet. She also really loves talking about herself in the third person.



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"I'm from Calcutta, India (the kingdom of sweets). I'm a final year college student struggling to get Bachelor of finance honors degree. I love books more than anything and like to hang out with friends, watch horror and action movies and I'm madly in love with vampires and warlocks. Other times you'll find me with a worn out calculator punching the numbers and making accounts and ledgers (study stuff). In leisure time I sit with a book or my e-reader leaving the known world behind and losing her in the new worlds which the author's create. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas regarding a story sometimes but never completed it but I'm planning to do so in future and will like to give a chance to my childhood dream of being a paranormal genre writer."
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Apr 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland ~ Spotlight ~ Review ~ Giveaway !!!



Title: OF BREAKABLE THINGS

Publication date: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: A. Lynden Rolland

A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.

Alex Ash was born broken. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like living on death row, but she is willing to fight for her frail life as long as it includes the boy next door. Chase has always held the pieces of her together, but when he dies tragically, Alex’s unfavorable fate becomes a blessing in disguise.

Faced with a choice, she finds herself in a peculiar world where rooms can absorb emotions and secrets are buried six feet under. Among limitless minds, envious spirits, and soulless banshees, Alex hardly rests in peace


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MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 4 Stars!!!

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thanks the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

Wow!!! I really loved the concept. Ah!!! The emotions that were portrayed in this story were soul-touching and I loved and cherished this awesome experience.

The characters were so mature and developed and I loved the crisp dialogues and the best part is that the heroine isn't the princess of 'Stupidland'. Hope you guys will understand that!!! The suspense and mystery part is good but it wasn't great because I saw some of the biggest twists coming from a long way. 

The best part is the emotions that took my breath away. This is a great read and I would definitely recommend it to you guys. Hope you'll like it just as I did. Enjoy!!!



About The Author:

A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, thunderstorms and autumn leaves. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She now resides just outside Annapolis with her husband and young sons.

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Giveaway Information: (OPEN INT.) – Winner will be drawn May 3, 2014



· Four (4) winners will receive an ebook copy of Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland (INT)

· One (1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)

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This post was written by: Satarupa
"I'm from Calcutta, India (the kingdom of sweets). I'm a final year college student struggling to get Bachelor of finance honors degree. I love books more than anything and like to hang out with friends, watch horror and action movies and I'm madly in love with vampires and warlocks. Other times you'll find me with a worn out calculator punching the numbers and making accounts and ledgers (study stuff). In leisure time I sit with a book or my e-reader leaving the known world behind and losing her in the new worlds which the author's create. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas regarding a story sometimes but never completed it but I'm planning to do so in future and will like to give a chance to my childhood dream of being a paranormal genre writer."
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