Waiting on Wednesday #41

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Lover At Last
(Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)

By JR Ward

Lover At Last

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.

March 26, 2013

Okay so I have TONS of books I’m waiting VERY patiently for this year of 2013. However, if I was to be cast onto a deserted island with only massage oil, my most anticipated book of 2013 and two men to rub that oil on me, I would have to say tell Qhuinn and Blay to please DON’T forget the copy of LOVER AT LAST when they come!!! That way I’ll have something juicy to read while their oiling down my pink rhinestone bikini clad body, that’s being productive, right?!?? Yes, that would be my wish for 2013! I cannot WAIT!!!!!

 

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Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I’ve Found love Greater Than Life Itself

Title: The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Katja Millay
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: November 13, 2012

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

 

I hate my left hand. I hate to look at it. I hate it when it stutters and trembles and reminds me that my identity is gone. But I look at it anyway; because it also reminds me that I’m going to find the boy who took everything from me. I’m going to kill the boy who killed me, and when I kill him, I’m going to do it with my left hand.

Nastya Kashinkov is a beautifully damaged seventeen year old. She dreams of a life she once had at the naive age of fifteen when she was a gifted pianist also known as the Brighton Piano Girl, however one tragic event striped her from that reality. The pain and inner turmoil of losing her true gift leaves her wrecked and feeling like her soul was being ripped from her body. She died that day. Literally. And figuratively. The death was violent, and horrific and wretched. Ninety-six seconds later she is revived, and she’s witnessed her “Sea of Tranquility.” That day she was okay, and lucky to be alive because she is spared the memory of how she died until she remembers. How she died. How he did it. His face. She keeps her secret hidden behind her silent lips. Fated to keep her secret forever until she can kill him herself……..

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Nastya (oh how I adored her) is on a mission to run from her past, and this decision leads her two hours away to her aunt Margot’s home where she is enrolled in her last year of high school appearing as a goth princess. Her family also suffers her tragedy as well because her father, mother and brother have lost the fun loving and easy spirited piano prodigy in exchange for this deeply wounded, silent, and provocatively dressed goth girl. While keeping her tragic secrets and her past identity to herself at her new school she stumbles into Josh Bennett‘s garage one late night after jogging. These two begin a silent but powerful connection together as well as a friendship with his best friend Drew.

“Her face is insane, even with all that shit she covers it up with. If I can do that justice, I’ll never need to draw another girl again.” He’s staring at the photograph like he’s picturing how she looks without the make-up. I want to tell him he’s right.

Josh Bennett becomes her Salvation. He has lived through too many tragic events losing each of his family members until the only one left is his grandfather also fighting a losing battle with cancer. Other than his best friend Josh is basically alone and lives a secretive and secluded lifestyle as an emancipated teen. His life consists of school, building and tinkering with wood designing in his garage nightly, daily visits to Home Depot, and spending Sunday family dinners at the Leighton‘s house (his best friend Drew’s family home). His world is turned upside down when the new undead looking and freakishly beautiful whorish looking girl from school shows up at the end of his drive away, lost and out of breath from running with no verbal skills to communicate with.

I talk until the water runs cold and my voice feels hoarse from overuse. I hope it’s enough to help me keep my mouth shut. I haven’t said a word to another living person in 452 days. I write my three and a half pages, tuck away my composition book and crawl into bed, knowing how close I came to not making it to 453.

This is where the spellbinding and breathtakingly magnificent story begins to unfold in such a precious and secretive way you won’t want to put it down. It’s as if Katja Millay has given her readers a magical gift that will be revealed slowly one incredibly charming page at a time. I was fascinated with the world Millay vividly described through the eyes of two seventeen year old far more older for their age (Josh, Nastya)

He’s never pulled out the love card and pretended to have any sort of feelings for a girl to get her to sleep with him. He doesn’t have to. They do it anyway without any emotional persuasion from him. They provide that all on their own.

Too many feelings coming off of those girls and I’m not good at deflecting them. They seem to roll right off of Drew. The tears and the name calling and the bitterness done even faze him.

Drew an outgoing unapologetic man whore is Josh’s best friend and the closest thing to family he has. What I adored about Drew was his larger than life personality, with the ego and charm that easily paints the full picture of the most valuable player on campus. Every girl wants to screw him and every guy wants to be him. Luckily Josh has no desire to seek out relationships with others whether it be short term or long lasting with his unfortunate deaths that have surrounded him, so he and Drew are prefect opposites and extraordinary friends.

“Sorry,” I apologize with an utter lack of conviction and keep walking. “I thought you were just asking me to clean up your mess. I didn’t realize you were being a friend and giving me an unresponsive drunk girl to rape. Next time, be a little clearer for me so I don’t miss such a golden opportunity.” I can’t hide the sarcasm in my tone and I don’t try.

Despite Josh‘s iron man attitude at school that gives him plenty of space to be a loner he’s actually a tender and thoughtful guy at heart to those that he’s willing to let get close to him. He enjoys being a loner, he prefers to keep it that way, and has every intention of doing just that…..That is until Nastya Kashnikov shows up and demands more. She becomes friends with Josh and Drew and their friendship is amusing at times, and even throughout the silent times its radiant like a diamond just home much these three treasure each others friendship, clearly they’re a family.

I reach to brush my hair back out of my eyes so I can look around and attempt to determine what the hell is going on. The only three things that I know for certain took place last night are that one-small elves climbed up my body and tied my hair into a mass of tiny knots, two-I must have slept with my mouth open because something crawled into it and died and three-I was sucked through a vortex into some animated world where an anvil was dropped on my head

A romance between Josh and Nastya begins to unfold but its not quickly, actually it’s more realistic than I’m used to reading it was refreshing. Once Nastya shows up at the end of Josh’s driveway that late night there’s no turning back for either of these two. It feels like a slow moving spell has been cast on these two causing their chemistry to sizzle and no matter how hard these two try to resist out of fear of the unknown they’re unable. Yes, it’s exactly as if Millay cast a romantic spell on a destroyed young girl and a broken young boy and I’m pretty sure a spell was projected onto me as well because I couldn’t sleep until I devoured the last page of this seductive tale of shattered dreams, broken past, and how two people can find one another and perhaps maybe become one another’s salvation or resurrection.

I never realized that grief and self-pity weren’t the same thing. I thought grieving was what I was doing all this time I had been feeling sorry for myself, but it wasn’t. So for the first time in nearly three years, I let myself grieve.

While I was devouring The Sea of Tranquility I laughed “How come you call her honey and never use terms of endearment on me?” He fake whines. “I do,” Mrs. Leighton says, patting him on the cheek as she walks by. “Just last week I called you the bane of my existence.” ….”That’s right,” he says. “That was a good day.” I cried, I can tell you it’s a painting of a hand, my hand, turned up and opened to the world and that it reached into my body and rips out everything that’s left. Because in the palm, right in the center, is the pearl button I never reached. and I cheered I never gave two shits about normal. I wanted to be extraordinary while reading because along the way Nastya, Josh, Drew, the Leightons, and the rest of the supporting characters I was bewitched with their personal lives.

Hate strengthened my body and shaped my resolve and what I resolved to do was to get revenge. Hate seemed pretty damn healthy to me.

I was fascinated with Katja Millay‘s ability to weave an immaculately executed story that oozes symbolism from beginning to end. The storyline was sad at times however I had hope the entire experience reading it. By the end of The Sea of Tranquility I was also believing in second chances. If you want a book without any paranormal aspects yet you feel magic unfolding while reading the story this is the book for you. If you want to discover what a life can be transformed into once you quit regretting decisions and move beyond tragedy and devastation then I recommend you read The Sea of Tranquility, but beware you’ll be swept away in this heartfelt romantic, intoxicating, refreshing, magical and incredibly beautiful story about deciding to live after loss once you’ve picked up the pieces. This will forever be a favorite of mine, and I hope it becomes a favorite of yours as well! ♥♥♥

“……But I would like to believe in the dream of second chances.”

 

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Sunday Book Gossip

Sunday Book Gossip is inspired by The Story Siren, however it is not a meme. It is simply to reflect on the past week on my blog and to share the books I’ve received from either publishers for review or purchased myself or won! Please feel free to stop by and share your Book Gossip with me in the comment box below, or leave your blog link and I’ll visit you as well! 

 

ARC‘s Received from Publishers:

 

Unravel Me

tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it’s almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam’s life.

February 5, 2013
Amazon

 

Apollyon

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

April 9, 2013

 

Winterblaze

Once blissfully in love . . .

Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy’s secrets are revealed, leaving Winston’s trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .

Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.

Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy’s love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.

February 26, 2013
Amazon

 

Review Copy from Author:

(How fabulous is this books name?! I ♥ it, LOL ;) )

VAIN

If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

***
“Hold me tighter,” I whispered against his teeth. He clutched me closer yet not tight enough. “More,” I demanded.
He drew me firmer against him and I felt every ridge of his body.
“Is that close enough?” he laughed into my throat.
“Perfect,” I told him.

December 25, 2012
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Netgalley & Edelweiss ARC‘s

 

Six awesome Gifts from my Secret Santa Jennifer The Book Nympho ♥♥


Congratulations

Eva Segerblom she won Devoured by Emily Snow
Suz won Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Brittany Loveless won a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

 

Books I purchased on Amazon (Click the picture to purchase on Amazon)

 

Now that I’ve shared my Book Gossip with you. Feel Free to share yours with me!!! Even if you don’t have a blog and you’re a reader share your exciting reads with me in the comment box below. I love hearing from all of you!♥♥

 

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Waiting on Wednesday #40

Hosted by Breaking the Spine: A Platform to share the unreleased book I’m impatiently patiently waiting to get my hands on now…Gimme Gimme Now!!!!

 


Never Too Far
(Fallen Too Far #2)

By Abbi Glines

It had been three weeks, four days and twelve hours since I’d seen her. Since she’d torn my heart out. If I had been drinking, I’d blame it on the alcohol. It had to be an illusion; a desperate one. But I hadn’t been drinking. Not a drop. There was no mistaking Blaire. It was her. She was actually here.

Blaire was back in Rosemary.

March 12, 2013

I just finished reading Fallen Too Far, the first book in this series over the weekend and I couldn’t put it down! It was too much yummy goodness. The ending was rough, and I can’t bare to wait until March reader back into Rush and Blaire’s story :( . Hope you love this series as much as I do!

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Happy Friday: Kindle Deals and Steals $1.99 0r less edition

Okay, so I discovered some incredible deals on Amazon, and many of them were actually free. I found everything from YA, to Adult, to New Adult. Also these romances all have either furry, winged, fanged paranormal Alpha-Licious men or the billionaire, tattooed, rock star, irresistible bad boys we cant help but love. (Click the pictures below to purchase)

Lots of Favorites of mine below!!!

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Giveaway & Release Day Promotion: The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy

The Cat’s Meow
(Witch’s Brew #1)

By Stacey Kennedy

A good witch always has a kick-ass back-up plan.
Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.
While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.
Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.

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Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments, and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband and two children. If she’s not plugging away at a new story—which is rare because her muse is annoying—you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural and Dexter. Stacey welcomes comments from readers.

Website     Blog    Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads

Since I’m a huge fan of Stacey Kennedy I wanted to give a lucky winner the opportunity to experience her fabulous story telling as well. The giveaway is open for my International followers too. Good Luck and thank you for entering. ♥♥

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Happy Friday: Kindle Deals & Steals 99 cents or less edition


Okay, so I discovered some incredible deals on Amazon, and many of them were actually free. I found everything from YA, to Adult, to New Adult. Also these romances all have either furry, winged, fanged paranormal Alpha-Licious men or the billionaire, tattooed, rock star, irresistible bad boys we cant help but love. (Click the pictures below)

Freebies

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Cover Reveal: Up To You by M. Leighton

Up To Me
(The Bad Boys Series #2)

By M. Leighton

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.

Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.

January 6, 2013

This cover is SIZZLING HOT!! It’s Already on my to-read list!

What do you think of the cover?

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Cover & Synopsis Reveal: Second Rate Chances by Holly Stephens

Second Rate Chances

By Holly Stephens

Sam wakes up in the hospital expecting to find his girlfriend by his bedside. Instead, he finds a bleached-blond diva, claiming to be his fiancée, hovering over him. When he learns that he’s just woken up from a coma and has lost the last three years of his life, any semblance of stability he thought he had falls down around him. All he wants – all he needs – is Lil.

After countless visits with her shrink and too many sleepless nights waiting for the one man she loves to walk back through the door, Lil wants nothing more than to separate herself from the life she used to have. But the moment Sam smiles at her, Lil knows it’s going to take more than self-restraint to stay away.

Second-Rate Chances is about a young man fighting to regain his memory, and the one thing in his life that felt real. A modern-day Samson and Delilah, it’s a look at what it means to love and be loved, and to fight though it seems hopeless.

January 2013

 

I’ll definitely be reading this story about second chances in the New Adult/Mature-YA genre of romance. Who doesn’t enjoy a story where two broken people still in love with one another get the opportunity to “fix” their relationship mistakes and find love in each others arms again?!What do you think of the cover and synopsis? Will you be adding this to your to-read pile as well?

 

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Giveaways: Gift Card Giveaway Hop

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