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Friday, October 30, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday | Favorite Books Made Into Movies

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 are your favorite books that have been made into a movie?


My Answer:

The first books that come to mind are the Twilight books. I loved both the books and the movies. There are also movie franchises that I loved, but hadn't read the books. Like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Divergent, etc.



Also, I have a few review opportunities still open for anyone who is interested!

KAOS Obsidere: The Nightmare Has Begun by D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon - Closes November 3rd.

Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: The Varcolac's Diary by D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon - Closes November 3rd.

Home to You by Taylor Sullivan - Closes November 17th.



Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Blitz | Wonderwall by M.H. Soars | Giveaway




WONDERWALL (Love Me, I'm Famous #1)
by M.H. Soars
Published: October 28th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon
There is something magical when best friends fall in love. Liv and Sebastian used to be inseparable until circumstances beyond their control destroyed their fairytale romance to dust.

Liv hasn’t seen Sebastian since he walked out of her life five years ago. When she accepted her internship in London, she never dreamed their paths would cross again. Not when Sebastian is a celebrity, a singer in one of the most popular boy bands of all times. Living in the same city, their worlds couldn’t be farther apart. But when two people are destined to be together, they can’t outrun fate.






"What are you staring at?" She drops her gaze.

"You."

"Why? Do I have food on my face?"

I put my index finger under her chin and bring her gaze back up again. "I'm staring at you because I like what I see. That's all."

She leans forward and stops a breath away from my lips. "I like what I see, too." She breaches the gap between us and kisses me.

I cup the back of her head, and she lets go of the sheet covering her torso. Her warmth radiates through me and stirs something down below again. My hand skims the underside of her breast as our kiss becomes something more, something vital.

"Bas, my parents are probably home by now. I gotta go," she says against my lips.

"Humm?" I pretend I didn't hear her, moving my lips from her mouth to her chin, down her neck. Her breathing becomes shallow, but she pulls away, and her hands rest on my chest, keeping me from following her.

"Bas, I'm serious."

"Okay, okay." I rub my face, trying to dispel the lust fog clouding my brain. I shouldn't even attempt a second round with her now. She says she's not sore, but I'm pretty sure she will be in a couple of hours. I should let her recover.

Liv gets out of bed and searches for her clothes scattered on the floor. I lean back on my elbows and watch unapologetically.

"Stop staring, Bas." I see the corners of her lips twitch up.

"I can't help myself when you're parading that hot bod of yours in front of me."

She hits me with her t-shirt before putting it back on.

"So, what do you want for your birthday?" I ask.

"Bas, you don't need to give me anything."

I roll my eyes. "You're going to make it difficult, aren't you?"

"Of course." She smirks.

Fully dressed now, she comes to me and places her hands behind my neck. My arms encircle her waist, and I pull her closer.

"Thank you," I say.

Her eyebrows furrow, marring her lovely face. "For what?"

"For letting me be your first. Your first everything."

Her face relaxes, and she traces my hairline, all the way down to my jaw. "I wouldn't have wanted anyone else but you. Thank you for making my first everythings the most treasured experiences of my life."

"There are more firsts in your future, Liv. And I want to be there for all of them."


Author Links: Website | BlogFacebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram

M. H. Soars always knew creative arts were her calling but not in a million years did she think she would become an author. With a background in fashion design she thought she would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, she had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before she knew, her first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born.

M. H. Soars resides in Florida with her husband and baby daughter. She is currently working on the Arcadian Wars series, and the Love Me, I'm Famous series.

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Graphic Novel Spotlight | Blue Exorcist Bundle, Vol. 1-10 by Kazue Kato

BLUE EXORCIST BUNDLE, VOL. 1-10
by Kazue Kato
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Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth—the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won't be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him! Bundle includes volumes 1-10.



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Manga creator, writer and illustrator Kazue Kato was born in Tokyo on July 20, 1980. In 2000, at age 19, she won the prestigious Tezuka Award for her work Boku to Usagi (Rabbit and I) published in Akamaru Jump. From 2005 to 2006 her series Robo to Usakichi, a sci-fi adventure featuring a rabbit (again!) was published in the monthly magazine Shonen Sirius (Kodansha). Her latest series, Blue Exorcist, began in Jump Square in April of 2009. Kazue Kato has used a rabbit as a self-portrait in her author's notes since her debut, and her titles often have some relation to rabbits.



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NEW RELEASE | The Art of Stealing Forever by Stella London | Giveaway




THE ART OF STEALING FOREVER (Love and Art #3)
by Stella London
Published: October 28th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon
Charles St Clair’s secret is out. My billionaire art collector boss has been hiding a double life - and now he wants me in on the deal.

I’ve never been one to break the rules, but there’s something about him I can’t resist.

It’s thrilling. Intoxicating.

Sexy as hell.

But how far can we go before someone gets caught?

I’m going to find out.




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Stella London is a romance lover turned newbie author. After a childhood spent traveling in Europe, she now calls New York City her home - but still keeps a flame burning for those sexy foreign accents. She loves strong coffee, new shoes, and handsome men in a well-cut suit.


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Waiting on Wednesday | Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

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 Forget Tomorrow series, Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn. This book is set to be released on November 3rd, 2015.



Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self.

It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.

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Why am I looking forward to Forget Tomorrow?

1.) The story sounds incredible.

2.) The cover is gorgeous.

3.) There's timey-wimey stuff going on in this book. I love that stuff.


You can preorder Forget Tomorrow for $7.99 on Amazon!



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cover Reveal | L is for Luminous by Amity Cross | Giveaway

L IS FOR LUMINOUS
by Amity Cross
Expected Publication: January 11th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pre-Order Purchase: Amazon | iTunes
When desperado dork Lux Dawson gets stuck in an elevator at a comic convention, she couldn't be any more mortified.

She's just another writer trying to get her work seen, not to get stuck in a three by four metal box with the sexiest male specimen she's ever seen... who just happens to be guest of honor, Jude Atwood.

Jude's the star of the hottest TV series on the American airwaves, the supernatural detective show Naturals, and he's at the height of his star studded career. Too bad she's a nobody and he has a famous actor girlfriend, who just happens to be his onscreen, epic love. Who could compete with that, right? But for some insane reason Jude wants to know all about Lux...including her disaster of a writing career.

Once those elevator doors are pried open by the jaws of life and reality arrives in the form of hordes of waiting paparazzi, Lux's life is about to explode...

She just doesn't know it yet.






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Amity Cross isn't her real name. That's no secret.

She is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don't take s**t lying down.

Amity lives in a leafy country town in southern Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.

Don't send help. She likes it.


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NEW RELEASE | The Road That Leads To Us by Micalea Smeltzer | Giveaway




THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO US (Us #1)
by Micalea Smeltzer
Published: October 27th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Things are about to get rocky for Dean Wentworth and Willow Wade.

Willow Wade is used to living in the spotlight, with her father a famous drummer in the band Willow Creek—her namesake—it’s been a lot to live up to and oftentimes she doesn’t feel she’s enough. But there has always been one person she could turn to.

Dean Wentworth knows a thing or two about how crippling a name can be. His family is worth billions after all. But Dean’s always been content to do his own thing. Play his guitar. Work on cars. And geek out to his various “nerdoms”.

But when Willow turns up unexpectedly, he realizes maybe there is more in life he wants.

Her.

One trip will change their lives forever.






Those bitches were gonna die.

That was a horrible thing to say about my so-called ‘friends’—and I used the word friends loosely, because true friends wouldn’t ditch you the day of your scheduled road trip because they’d rather be sunbathing in the Hamptons.

The fucking Hamptons.

Ew.

I mean, how clich├ęd could you get.

This was why I hated rich people.

It also sucked that I was one of those rich people.

Well, I wasn’t, but my dad was.

So by extension so was I.

When you grew up with a rock star for a dad, cameras and eyes followed you everywhere. It was exhausting.

I couldn’t just be Willow.

I was Willow Wade.

The daughter of the famous drummer Maddox Wade.

People expected greatness from me.

I just wanted to graduate college without slitting my wrists.


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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.


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