Wednesday, February 27

Cover Reveal: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Hey Guys,
Today is one flipping exciting day... wanna know why?
We have the stunning cover of Wait For You, the phenomenal new NA Contemp from the best author in the world... the outstanding J. Lynn


What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES
 
I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books


Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yetJenuine Cupcakes
 

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam - Total Bookaholic
 

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 starsMundie Moms
 

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Did you see? K-Books... That's Me! EEEEPPPPP!!!!!
Now you wanna see the cover? Of course you do!

Wait For You
J. Lynn 
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

AVAILABLE NOW!

Isn't the cover gorgeous? I need this to come out on paperback coz I need that gorgeousness on my shelf! Now I was lucky enough to beta read this book for Jen and let me tell you this book is UNMISSABLE! It is epic!

The best NA book I have ever read... Wait... Scrap That... It is THE best book I have ever read... EVER!  

Well what are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go!

 
Amazon 
http://www.amazon.com/Wait-for-You-ebook/dp/B00BLTOXEI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361958795&sr=1-1&keywords=wait+for+you  

Barnes and Noble  
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wait-for-you-j-lynn/1114701569?ean=2940016231921

 
 

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

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Monday, February 25

Blog Tour: Dracian Legacy (Dracian #1) by Priya Kanaparti


Hey Guys,
I'm so excited to have a stop on the blog tour of Dracian Legacy, my good friend Priya's debut novel.

Dracian Legacy (Dracian #1)
Priya Kanaparti

Publication Date:February 14, 2013
Date Read: February 18, 2013
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Review Copy from Author
Format: E-Book
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From Goodreads:
Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well.

With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

"I want us. I want to be your every breath, your every dream, be your everything."

Dracian Legacy was one of my 'can't wait for' book of 2013 and I am so grateful to the amazing Priya for sending me an ARC of this book. However I am very sad to say that this book just didn't mean my expectations. Don't get me wrong it is a very good story and there are certain parts of the book that I loved but unfortunately other parts just fell flat for me.

Ren's life has always been simple. She is living her normal life going to school and hanging out with her friends. Then Axel comes to town. The new guy he is mysterious and gorgeous and Ren just feels when he is around. Suddenly Ren is pulled into the supernatural world that she never knew existed but has always been a part of. Ren is prophesised to end the war between Dracian's and Telalians. But now Ren knows everything and her life is constantly in danger. Add that to being torn between Axel, the guy she loves and she has a special connection with and Dean, typical bad boy and best friend. Ren's life has just got a whole lot complicated and can everyone get out alive?

Dracian Legacy is an enjoyable book and I did enjoy reading it. I genuinely love the storyline. I mean read that blurb. You have everything you could possibly want, there's mystery and action and the supernatural and hot boys. Not only one hot boy but TWO! The best! I really loved the mythology of the supernatural races and think that that was done so well. Have no doubt that Priya's writing style is incredible. I think she did a fantastic job of letting us know little bits of the supernatural history and mythology as we went along which kept my attention and had me wondering more about them and continuing reading to find that out.

However, there were holes in the story for me. The biggest thing for me was the action... this war between the two supernatural races that's mentioned in the blurb... I was expecting action and for the first half of the book nothing really happened. It was heavily focussed on the romance which usually is fine for me but I just wanted something else to happen and I started to find myself getting a little bored in the first half of the book. The prophecy in the blurb isn't even mentioned until well after half-way and I just felt like the blurb ruined it a little bit for me as I felt bored in the first half because I knew she was supernatural but the first half of the book goes on as if she's not and I think the second half would have had more of the shock factor if it hadn't been in the blurb. Second thing, things happened in the book that just weren't expanded upon. One thing in particular is included on the cover so to me should be very important and it was mentioned once and then it seemed as if it had just been forgotten about.

I have some issues with characters too. Before I read this book I had read reviews that said that Ren was an awesome kick-ass character which made me so impatient to read the book... but I was disappointed. To me she wasn't strong or kick-ass... she tried to be... she tried so hard to be independent but for me it just didn't happen! She is one of my least favourite heroines. She just annoyed me so much. It wasn't in a 'she was pathetic or whiny' way it's that she is just so stupid! A lot of the scenes I was just so close to screaming at the book. I mean things happen that are just so damn obvious and she doesn't even bat an eyelash toward it. I was like are you seriously that stupid? To me Ren is an absolute idiot and people who know me know I have a major issue with idiocy. I can't stand stupid people! And I am sorry but Ren takes stupidity to a whole new level for me!

The thing that totally redeemed this book for me was the boys. After I got over the whole insta-love thing... yes guys there is insta-love, something I hate so much. BUT Axel made the insta-love thing easier because let's face it... I totally fell insta-love with him too. He is the nicest, sweetest guy ever and I was just constantly going AWWWWW. He is amazing... BUT my heart completely and utterly belongs to Dean. Ren's bad-boy best friend Dean is the cockiest guy you will ever meet but man I am head-over-heels in love with him. Dean redeemed the whole book for me and I am soooo Team Dean!

I'd really been looking forward to Dracian Legacy and don't get me wrong I did enjoy it but there was just too much that really annoyed me. I loved the storyline and the mythology of the supernatural races but there was just a lot there that were things that really annoy me in books so it fell a bit short and left me a bit disappointed. It just didn't live up to my expectations. I will still be reading the second one as I just need to know what happens and I need more Dean ;)

"I love you, in so many ways it's hard to breathe. I love you above everything - heaven, earth, body and soul."

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Thursday, February 14

Cover Reveal + Giveaway

I am so excited to be a part of this cover reveal for this amazing book coming soon from Spencer Hill Contemporary.

Remember when I did a cover reveal for this book called Camp Boyfriend by my awesome friends Karen and Joanne Rock (JK Rock) well there is a prequel! Oh YES! I am excited too.

And here is the cover...

Camp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend #0.5)
J.K Rock

Release Date: March 26, 2013

The Camp Kiss That Started It All…
Lauren Carlson, a fourteen-year-old expert on the cosmos, superheroes, and science fiction trivia has a crush on her longtime camp friend, Seth. Last summer she’d dreamed about upgrading their relationship to BF/GF status and this year she has a plan… if only her well-meaning cabin mates wouldn’t interfere before she’s ready. She hasn’t even adjusted to her new braces yet, let alone imagined kissing Seth with them. When a dare pushes her out of her comfort zone, will she and Seth rocket out of the friendzone at last? There’s only one way to find out….



Isn't it gorgeous? I absolutely love it! And I cannot wait to read this series. I know it's going to be crazy awesome!

Now, because JK Rock is crazy awesome, they are giving away a prize pack. 
Check out the awesome prizes...






Now to enter to win this awesome prize pack just leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected from the comments.

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Saturday, February 9

Cover Reveal: The Other Tree by DK Mok

So this cover reveal happened about 9 or so days ago and because of University I just haven't had time to post anything... I know... *sad face*
But I am so crazy excited about this book that I just had to do a post anyway even though you've all probably seen it.

This is another book from Spence City, the Adult Urban Fantasy imprint of Spencer Hill Press... now you see why I'm excited? You all know I am obsessed with anything to do with Spencer Hill Press!
Now are you ready for the awesomeness?
Are you sure? Coz it is like EPIC!


*squeal*
I know right?!?! Isn't it just epically beautiful? I love everything about this cover... the colours, the tree, the snake, the key... I just need to read this book... like RIGHT NOW!
I am dying for it and I am so excited that I am on the arc list for it *happy dance*

The Other Tree is due for release December 3rd, 2013... oh YES you read that right THIS YEAR! I am so beyond excited for this book... it's just going to be awesome! I cannot wait.

Blurb:

It’s been four years since Chris Arlin graduated with a degree that most people think she made up, and she’s still no closer to scraping up funding for her research into rare plants. Instead, she’s stacking shelves at the campus library, until a suspiciously well-dressed man offers her a lucrative position on a scientific expedition.

For Chris, the problem isn’t the fact that they’re searching for the Biblical Tree of Life. Nor is it the fact that most of the individuals on the expedition seem to be fashionably lethal mercenaries. The problem is that the mission is being backed by SinaCorp, the corporation responsible for a similar, failed expedition on which her mother died eleven years ago.

However, when Chris’s father is unexpectedly diagnosed with inoperable cancer, Chris sees only one solution. Vowing to find the Tree of Life before SinaCorp’s mercenaries, Chris recruits Luke, an antisocial campus priest undergoing a crisis of faith. Together, they embark on a desperate race to find Eden. However, as the hunt intensifies, Chris discovers growing evidence of her mother’s strange behaviour before her death, and she begins to realise that SinaCorp isn’t the only one with secrets they want to stay buried.

Doesn't it just sound awesome? I seriously cannot wait for it!
What do you think?

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Thursday, February 7

Blog Tour: Soul Avenged


Hey Guys,
I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Keri Lake's new novel Soul Avenged.
I am sorry to say I have been unable to read this book yet but I did get to interview the amazing Keri. First let me tell you some more about the book.


Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath #1) 
Keri Lake

Publication Date: February 6, 2013
Genre: Adult - Paranormal Romance/Dark Urban Fantasy
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Blurb:
Passion is blind in vengeance and love  …
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:
KILL THEM ALL.
The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest.  To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.
Time is running out.
In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most.  She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice.  As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.
Doesn't it sound incredible? I'm so sad I haven't had time to read it yet. I cannot wait to get to it. So now please welcome the very amazing Keri to the blog. -->
Hi Keri,
Thank you so much for being on K-Books today.
When did you first discover that you wanted to be a writer?
Thanks so much for having me on the blog, Kay!
I’ve been storytelling and writing since childhood.  Being a ‘writer’ though never really crossed my mind until later in life.  I enjoyed penning short stories, poetry and flash fiction, but had never sat down to write a novel until after I was nice and cozy in my career (right out of college).
Most of your books are in the paranormal genre. Did you always want to write in this genre?
Yes, I don’t know what it is about paranormal/gothic stories that speak to me more than the non-paranormal variety.  Dark and twisted is what I do best, I think.  That’s not to say that I wouldn’t venture out and try something else, but I’m pretty comfortable in this genre.
What genre book do you enjoy reading?
Definitely paranormal romance and urban fantasy.  I’ll pick up an occasional YA but I mostly enjoy the adult romances.
Do you have any authors that you look up to or that inspire you?
My staples have always been Anne Rice and Poe.  But as paranormal romance and urban fantasy goes, I like Kresley Cole, KMM, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh.
Your book Soul Avenged is due for release. What was the inspiration behind that story?
Probably a craving to write a badass female protagonist.  Haha!  I had just released Somnium and was working on the sequel, Requiem when I got smacked upside the head with Soul Avenged.  It didn’t take long for the story to dominate my thoughts and after a while, it was all about getting it onto paper as fast as I could.
How do you feel about unleashing this story into the world?
You know, I actually hadn’t planned on publishing Soul Avenged at first!  It was what I considered ‘just a distraction’ that needed some attention.  When I finished the first draft of it, I set it aside and figured maybe once all of the Halos books were published I’d revisit it.  It wasn’t until I chatted with another author friend, that I decided to edit, polish and get this thing out quicker.  I’m really excited to share Ayden’s story with readers.
Do you take any personal experiences and adapt them into your writing?
Absolutely!  I think every author sort of bleeds themselves into the story, which is what makes it such a unique experience for the reader. 
Are there any particular scenes that you enjoy writing more than others?
Actually, kissing scenes are probably the most fun to write.  I like the stomach-in-knots-uncertainty sensations leading up to it … and then of course all that follows (wink).  Action scenes can be fun too, but sometimes exhausting to keep track of flailing limbs and punching targets.
And finally what can we expect to see from you in the future?
Book 2 of Sons of Wrath is written and ready for edits.  I’ve also plotted a couple of novellas and will begin book 3 sometime this summer.  I’m also working on prepping Requiem (Halos, #2) for publication later this year.
Getting to Know You – Quick Fire Round
Hardcopy or E-Book?  Hardcopy
Bookmark or Dog-Ear?   Bookmark
Book or Movie?  Book
Chocolate or Vanilla?  Dark chocolate
Summer or Winter?  Definitely summer
Ice-Cream or Cake?  Ice cream
Coffee or Tea?  Coffee
Nice guy or bad boy?  Hahaha, in books?  Bad boy.  I’ll save the nice guys for real life.
Thank you so much for being here on K-Books with us today.
 
How awesome is she? I know... I love her too.
 
 Meet Keri Lake

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan.  She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story.  Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things. When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel.  If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world.  And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina.  

Keri's Links:
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Wednesday, February 6

Waiting On Wednesday


I haven't done a Waiting On Wednesday post for months. I really wanted to get back into it at the beginning of 2013 but well January was just... awful so I'm finally getting back into WoW now and let me tell you what an awesome one it is to kick of this year (well it's MY first of this year).

This is another Spencer Hill Press book due out this year and I happen to know the author and let me tell you... she is one crazy awesome woman. I absolutely love her!
 I hear ya... you're going well what it it?
Okay... here it is


Perfection
JL Spelbring

Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
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From Goodreads:
The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic.
Only Ellyssa isn't perfect.
Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities.
But he does.
His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

Holy crap I am so excited for this book I may like die when I finally get to hold it in my hands. The cover is awesome and I love the butterfly in the eye... it is just really unique. I am such a big love of dystopia and fantasy and this book has bits of both! Dude... did you read the blurb? The Nazi's WON THE WAR?!?!?! WTF?!?!? Like my mind can't even comprehend what the world would be like if that happened. I am so excited to read this as it will be my first Nazi-type book and you know what it has like powers as well... the girl can read minds?!?! WOAH!

Like my mind cannot even comprehend the awesomeness that is going to be this book! I just know it and I need this book in my hands... like right now! It sounds like the most unique book ever! AHHH I am so excited and I am crazy excited that I am on the arc list for this one and ARCs should be shipping this month. THIS MONTH! I can barely breathe I am so excited. Judy is one of the nicest authors you will ever meet and I just know I am going to adore this book!

Add it to your TBRs and add May 7th on your calender people because this book is going to be CRAZY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday, February 1

Wrap Up: January 2013


It's that time again. Can you believe January is over already? It feels like Christmas was only yesterday and we are already in February 2013... that's crazy. January was a pretty slow month for me. I had a lot of University stress (almost dropped out twice) and then I came down with the killer virus from the ninth circle of hell.... but considering all of that I still managed to read 8 books , WOOP!

So here you go... 

Books Read in January 2013



Iced (Fever #6/Dani O'Malley #1) by Karen Marie Moning - 4 Stars
On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) by Samantha Young - 5 Stars
An On Dublin Street Christmas (On Dublin Street #1.5) by Samantha Young - 4 Stars
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry - 5 Stars
Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout - 5 Stars
The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott - 5 Stars
The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys #1) by Abbi Glines - 4 Stars
The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys #2) by Abbi Glines - 4 Stars

Reviews Posted in January 2013


Top 3 Books of January 2013

#3

#2

#1

That's it for this month. 

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