Thursday, December 31, 2015

Graphic Novel Spotlight | Dragon Ball Full Color Saiyan Arc Bundle by Akira Toriyama

by Akira Toriyama
Purchase: Viz Media
Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he’s grown up and has a family. But what is the real reason for Goku’s incredible strength? A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news—Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku’s brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth’s last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo to save the world! Contain full color volumes from the Saiyan Arc.

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known work—and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series, Blue Dragon, and Chrono Trigger. Toriyama is regarded as one of the artists that changed the history of manga, as his works are highly influential and popular, particularly Dragon Ball, which many manga artists cite as a source of inspiration.

He earned the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen or shōjo manga with Dr. Slump, and it went on to sell over 35 million copies in Japan. It was adapted into a successful anime series, with a second anime created in 1997, 13 years after the manga ended. His next series, Dragon Ball, would become one of the most popular and successful manga in the world. Having sold more than 230 million copies worldwide, it is the third best-selling manga of all time and is considered to be one of the main reasons for the "Golden Age of Jump," the period between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s when manga circulation was at its highest. Overseas, Dragon Ball's anime adaptations have been more successful than the manga and are credited with boosting Japanese animation's popularity in the Western world.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday | Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights an upcoming book release that I'm looking forward to. This week I'm sharing with you the first book in the Library Jumpers series, Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake. This book is set to be released on January 5th, 2016.

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.


Why am I looking forward to Thief of Lies?

1.) It's a book about libraries and books.

2.) The cover looks amazing.

3.) There's wizards and knights and a whole bunch of interesting things that are happening in this book. I want to know more than what the summary tells us.

You can preorder Thief of Lies for $5.99 on Amazon!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

NEW RELEASE | Forever Summer by C.J. Duggan | Giveaway

by C.J. Duggan
Published: December 29th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
You see there’s this boy.

He makes me smile, forces me to listen, serenades me out of tune and keeps me sane, all the while driving me insane. He's really talented like that. But for the first time in since, well, forever, things are about to change. The question is, how much am I willing to lose in order to potentially have it all?

Enter a world of sweltering Aussie summers, fabulously addictive characters and sweet intoxicating romance in C.J Duggan’s FOREVER SUMMER. (Adam and Ellie’s Story)

Click the Image to go to the Author's Amazon Page for Purchase!

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Newsletter | Instagram

C.J Duggan is a number one internationally bestselling Australian author of seven independent titles of her popular New Adult Summer series. In addition to her chart-topping indie novels, C.J is set to publish two titles with Hachette, Australia with her brand-new Paradise Series in 2015 (Paradise City and Paradise Road).

C.J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

The 'Summer Series'
The Boys of Summer (December 2012)
Stan (October 2014)
An Endless Summer (July 2013)
Max (February 2015)
That One Summer (December 2013)
Ringer (March 2014)
Forever Summer (December 2015)

The 'Paradise Series'
Paradise City (April 28th, 2015)
Paradise Road (November 22nd, 2015)

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Cover Reveal | Can't Slow Down by Lizzie Hart Stevens | Giveaway

CAN'T SLOW DOWN (Consumed by Love #2)
by Lizzie Hart Stevens
Expected Publication: January 6th, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Coen Walker has finally found the one girl he’s willing to trust his heart to, but everything is conspiring against them. There’s someone dangerous standing in the way of their finish line — secrets waiting to explode, and emotions are running high.

Lexi Taylor’s possessive ex boyfriend, Patrick will do everything in his power to steal his girl back. Whether she goes willingly or not. If he can’t have Lexi, no one can. Especially not Coen Walker.

This relationship in on thin ice and Coen can’t slow down or he could lose the one person who means everything to him.

FAST LANE (Consumed by Love #1)
by Lizzie Hart Stevens
Published: September 7th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon
Sometimes fate gives you an ass-whooping.

Lexi Taylor has sworn off men—why make an effort if you’re never gonna do it right?

But then she meets Coen Walker, not once but three times in the same day. He’s edgy, reckless, guarded and protective. From the first time he sees her he has to have her. He wants her and he won’t give up until she agrees to give him a chance and spend just one night with him.

Bumping into the same guy three times in one day can’t be a coincidence, right?

What would it be like to live life in the fast lane?

Author Links: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram

Lizzie Hart Stevens is a devoted wife and mother living in beautiful Western Canada.

Her interests include writing, reading, music and tattoos. When she isn't busy trying to keep up with her kiddos, you can find her deep in her writing cave or buried in a steamy hot read. She's a sassy one, with a sexy imagination and she cannot wait to share her stories with you.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Sunday Post | Issue #10

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!

Issue #10 - December 20, 2015 to December 26, 2015

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Issue #10 of The Sunday Post on Once Untold!

I think I'm going to change up the format for this section of The Sunday Post. Instead of just doing a paragraph about my week, I'm going to make a list so that each day I can just fill in what went on. So let's get started on my rundown of my life this past week!

Sunday: After about a week and a half of breathing troubles, I finally had some relief today! I didn't have any trouble breathing at all today and had no chest pains. I also worked on my review for The Asgardians by S.T. Bende which will be going up on Monday on Once Untold. I've started downloading this current season of The Walking Dead. Bummer is that I can't download Episode 2 because the app that I use doesn't have it available for some reason. And Episode 1 has a HUGE cliffhanger! Anyone know where I can watch Episode 2 for free?

Monday: I posted my first post for Top 10 of 2015. It's my Top 10 Best Books I've Read this year. I also got a surprise present today from Lorna, who is a member of my library's Friends of the Library group. She's also an acquaintance of my mom's. I totally wasn't expecting to receive anything from her. It ended up being Green Tea Pocky. While I loved receiving the gift, I also feel kind of bad because, even though I love Pocky I hate Green Tea. So I feel kind of bad because I probably won't eat it.

Tuesday: I posted my Top 10 Favorite Covers for Top 10 of 2015. And I received 4 packages in the mail today. Three of them were street team packages I received from S.T. Bende and the other was the other two rings I bought. I'm still waiting for one more package, which is another ring that I received for free. I don't get pressies very often so it was fun opening all of them.

Wednesday: My Top 10 Favorite Couples was posted today for Top 10 of 2015. Since I won't have internet access Thursday and Friday, I scheduled the rest of my Top 10 of 2015 posts, as well as this weeks graphic novel spotlight. I'm really excited about this one, because it's a spin-off of one of my favorite manga series. I didn't even know about it, so it was a very pleasant surprise.

Thursday: Top 10 book boyfriends went up today! The manga I was talking about yesterday is Boys Over Flowers Season 2. I loved the original - the manga, anime and live actions - so this spin-off is really exciting!

Friday: Merry Christmas! My Top 10 most anticipated reads for 2016 went up today. There's a lot of great titles on my list that I can't wait to get my hands on.

Saturday: I'm pretty much just trying to catch up on my TV shows so that I can write up my review for the first half of the season for each. So Episodes 1 to Midseason finales. I'm almost done with The Walking Dead, except for Episode 2, of course.

This Week on Once Untold:

  1. The Sunday Post | Issue #9
  2. NEW RELEASE | The Asgardians by S.T. Bende
  3. Top 10 of 2015 | Best Books I've Read
  4. Top 10 of 2015 | Best Book Covers
  5. 4 Star Book Review | The Asgardians by S.T. Bende
  6. Bout of Books 15 | Sign Up Post
  7. Waiting on Wednesday | The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
  8. Top 10 of 2015 | Best Couples in Books
  9. Graphic Novel Spotlight | Boys Over Flowers Season 2, Vol. 1 by Yoko Kamio
  10. Top 10 of 2015 | Best Book Boyfriends
  11. Top 10 of 2015 | Most Anticipated Books of 2016
  12. Feature & Follow Friday | Best Christmas Present

Coming Up Next Week:

  1. The Sunday Post | Issue #10
  2. Waiting on Wednesday | Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
  3. Graphic Novel Spotlight
  4. Feature & Follow Friday | Most Anticipated Books of 2016
  5. Book Review | My Heart Is Yours by Amanda Leigh

What I Read This Week:

**The covers are linked to their Amazon pages**

Pre-Order These Titles:

Every week I share pre-orders on my Facebook profile and Twitter feed and these are the ones I shared this week. All covers are linked to their Amazon pages.

New Events Happening at LIEP Promotions:

We are organizing a one week book tour for MY HEART IS YOURS by Amanda Leigh, young adult/new adult contemporary romance. The tour takes place JANUARY 1 to JANUARY 7, 2016. Tour stops include promotion and review options. The eBook will be provided in Kindle format.

That's all I've got for this week! How did your week go?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday | Best Christmas Present

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read to help bloggers gain new followers on their site.

This week's question:

What was the best Christmas (or other holiday) gift you ever received?

My Answer:

I can't remember very far back. Hmmm....the only thing I can think of that was super awesome at the time, and hopefully this was actually for Christmas and not my birthday, was when my aunt and uncle got me my very first cell phone. I'm pretty sure that it was sometime after I graduated from high school, since I don't remember ever having one during that time. But I had been wanting a cell phone for a very long time, but my parents could never afford to buy me one. My mom could barely keep hers going. So I was completely surprised when I opened the gift my aunt and uncle gave me. I wasn't expecting them to give me something so expensive. It wasn't anything super fancy. It was a prepaid Nokia. There was no camera or any of that other stuff cell phones have now. But at the time, it was the best present ever.

Also, I have a book tour open for sign ups if anyone is interested!

We are organizing a one week book tour for MY HEART IS YOURS by Amanda Leigh, young adult/new adult contemporary romance. The tour takes place JANUARY 1 to JANUARY 7, 2016. Tour stops include promotion and review options. The eBook will be provided in Kindle format.

Top 10 of 2015 | Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Top 10 of 2015 is an event where we share our Top 10 books of the year. This event takes place at the end of December and each day has a different topis. Top 10 of 2015 is hosted by Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader!


Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2016
**This list is in no particular order**

The Witchlands #1
by Susan Dennard
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Fever #8
by Karen Marie Moning
In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

Hearts in Darkness Duet #2
by Laura Kaye
Two hearts in the darkness…

Makenna James and Caden Grayson have been inseparable since the day they were trapped in a pitch-black elevator and found acceptance and love in the arms of a stranger. Makenna hopes that night put them on the path to forever—which can’t happen until she introduces her tattooed, pierced, and scarred boyfriend to her father and three over-protective brothers.

Must fight for love in the light…

Haunted by a childhood tragedy and the loss of his family, Caden never thought he’d find the love he shares with Makenna. But the deeper he falls, the more he fears the devastation sure to come if he ever lost her, too. When meeting her family doesn’t go smoothly, Caden questions whether Makenna deserves someone better, stronger, and just more…normal. Maybe they’re too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…

Riders #1
by Veronica Rossi
For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen--Conquest, Famine, and Death--are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now--bound, bloodied, and drugged--Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for--not to mention all of humankind--he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

Hard Ink #4.6
by Laura Kaye
Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found.

Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.

The Dark Artifices #1
by Cassandra Clare
Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.

The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

The Ære Saga #2
by S.T. Bende
Brynn Aksel is a valkyrie—a battle goddess tasked with protecting both the God of War and the future of Asgard. She fends off giants and dark elves with an iron fist, a glossy smile, and no less than perfekt control. She’s focused one-hundred-percent on rising through the valkyrie ranks, and not at all on her lifelong crush on Henrik Andersson—the one guy in all the realms who could be her undoing.

Henrik serves as War’s other bodyguard, and he’s too focused on protecting their shared charge to realize that Brynn’s a girl. When an unprecedented surge of darkness abducts the Goddess of Love, Brynn’s already-steely focus is singularly directed on her new assignment—accompany Henrik to recover the realms’ source of light before the cosmos descends into chaos.

While battling demons, dragons, and the not-quite-dead, it becomes clear that immortality does not equal invincibility. And when Hel herself puts a hit on Brynn, the valkyrie has to decide if staying in control is worth losing everything . . . or if it’s time to rule the realms.

Raven Riders #1
by Laura Kaye
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He'll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers--the only family he's got--as well as those who can't defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club's doorstep scared that she's being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man's promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens' leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon's never backed down before...

The Stars Never Rise #2
by Rachel Vincent
ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.

Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Hard Ink #4.7
by Laura Kaye
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.


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