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Monday, February 23, 2015

Stone in the Sky Review

ISBN:
February 24, 2015
Amazon Link
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Miss Cecil Castelucci at TBF last year and she was the absolute sweetest person. To be fair, she was my most anticpated author to meet so I sat in her panel on Sci-fi with Meagan Spooner. I read her books before the event, in fact, I engulfed Tin Star in a mere few hours, it was one my favorite reads of 2014. So I had high hopes with the sequel Stone in the Sky and I was blown away again.

The book picks up with Tula Bane running the Cafe on the Yertina Feray. Reza, her former human love interest discovered a rare resource on a nearby planet Quint. With nothing more to on his mind than to acquire the resource all for himself, Brother Blue visits the Yertina Feray only to discover, Tula Bane is not as dead as he thought.

Feeling guilty abandoning Caleb and her human friends from the end of Tin Star, she searches the galaxy for them. At the same time forming a plan to revenge and kill Brother Blue.

The romance is very bare minimum but just enough to swoon over. At the same time there is a tiny love triangle but its not as tedious as it sounds. Both interests are sweet but there's one who stands out and he's my absolute favorite.

This is a dulogy and one I would recommend to every sci-fi alien lover out there. I count myself as one of the luckiest people to have scored an ARC of this (it was signed to!). The prequel Useless Wings can be found on Tor.com for FREE.  Have you Pre-Ordered your copy? I sure have!


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sloth by Ella James Excerpt






Excerpt #1
He looks down at me, and his face is so stern, so solemn…so hungry that I almost flee right then.
Instead, I ride it out. I tell myself I can handle whatever happens, and I stand my ground as he turns the knob and pushes it open.
His eyes cling to my face as he waves me inside first.
I step inside expecting something grand. Elaborate. Even magical. And that’s exactly what I find.
The wall in front of me is nothing but a sheet of glass, giving me a stunning view of the tops of pines, and the river rushing over rocks below them. Above the treetops, the pale sky stretches on and on, marred only by another crow or hawk or raven.
I could get lost in that view, but I don’t let myself. I roll my gaze around the room, taking in its deep plum walls, high ceilings. There’s even a fancy indention at the center of the ceiling, something that looks right out of a home and garden magazine. And to my left is the bed. A huge, imposing, mahogany canopy with a pale green duvet and curtains that drop down around it.
A bed for sex.
My hunch is confirmed when I notice, amongst the heavy dresser and wide desk, a claw-footed tub in one corner of the bedroom.
I’ve got my mouth half open, trying to decide if I should just be me and blurt out “sex cave,” or continue with my act and feign charm.
I turn around to him, belatedly realizing I should be making sure he doesn’t shut and lock the door. I find his eyes on me, but when my gaze meets his, he breaks away and walks over to the window.
“This used to be my room,” he says without turning around to look at me.
“Until?”
“I gave it up for trainees.”
That sounds kinky.” It’s unplanned; I just murmur it.
He turns to me, his eyes hardened, his mouth gone sensuously soft. “You think so, Miss Whatley?”
I nod, and he walks over to me.
His hands close around my wrists. He looks into my eyes, like he’s desperate to see what I’m thinking. He brings one of my hands to his mouth. The soft brush of his lips on my palm makes me tingle, but it doesn’t matter. I’m going through with my plan regardless of how attracted I am to him.
“Can you see yourself staying here?” he asks, in that low, deep, sexy voice of his.
“I don’t know.” I try to sound weak; uncertain. “I think I’d miss my friends at the Tri Gam house.”
“I could make you forget about them while you’re here.”
IS KELLAN WALSH PROPOSITIONING ME?
“How could you do that?”
He steps a little closer to me, sending my pulse racing. His wide chest is inches from my breasts. I find myself longing to step forward.
Instead, he does.
My breasts mash against his chest as our hips brush. Half a heartbeat later, I feel his dick pressing against my lower belly.
Oh my God.
His hands come up and frame my face. His eyes, on mine, are hypnotic.
“I’m not going to lie to you. I want your body, Cleopatra. I’d like nothing more than for you to stay here with me. I’ll teach you to deal—teach you how to avoid getting caught, how to maximize your, our earnings—and we can see if this goes anywhere.”
“That’s why you brought me up here?” I whisper.
He nods slowly.

 About the Author:
Ella James

Ella James is a USA Today bestselling romance author. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 25 overall; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Young Adult Ebooks in 2012. To find out more about Ella's projects and get dates on upcoming releases, you can stalk her on the following social media sites:

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Curiosity Quills Press: Please Don't Tell my Parents I Blew Up the Moon Blog Tour


Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon, by Richard Roberts

Genre: middle-grade, science-fiction, superhero action-adventure

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Publication: January 29, 2015

Cover Artist: Ricky Gunawan
About Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon:
Supervillains do not merely play hooky.
True, coming back to school after a month spent fighting - and defeating - adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable Machine.  When offered the chance to skip school in the most dramatic way possible, Penelope Akk can’t resist. With the help of a giant spider and mysterious red goo, she builds a spaceship and flies to Jupiter.
Mutant goats.
Secret human colonies.
A war between three alien races with humanity as the prize.
Robot overlords and evil plots.
Penny and her friends find all this and more on Jupiter’s moons, but what they don’t find are any heroes to save the day. Fortunately, they have an angry eleven year old and a whole lot of mad science…
Find Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon Online:

My Review:

I am a sucker for anything Alien related and Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon does not disappoint! I find it rare for sequels to be as good as the predecessor but this sequel is better than Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain. The first book took several chapters for me to get used to the writing and the build up was a little slow with long chapters but the sequel picks up a month after and dips right into action. 

Penelope Akk is a very relatable main character. Her villainous friends have spunk and attitude that bring just enough sarcastic witt, to the table. The only issue I have with this book is that sometimes Penelope seemed very masculine and I  mistook her actions for her male friends.   

Overall, I would highly recommend this read to anyone who enjoys sci-fi with intergalaxtic alien encounters with favorable characters to root for. This Middle Grade book covers many topics in a fun way. 



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About Richard Roberts:
Richard Roberts has fit into only one category in his entire life, and that is ‘writer’, but as a writer he’d throw himself out of his own books for being a cliche.
He’s had the classic wandering employment history - degree in entomology, worked in health care, been an administrator and labored for years in the front lines of fast food. He’s had the appropriate really weird jobs, like breeding tarantulas and translating English to English for Japanese television. He wears all black, all the time, is manic-depressive, and has a creepy laugh.
He’s also followed the classic writer’s path, the pink slips, the anthology submissions, the desperate scrounging to learn how an ever-changing system works. He’s been writing from childhood, and had the appropriate horrible relationships that damaged his self-confidence for years. Then out of nowhere Curiosity Quills Press demanded he give them his books, and here he is.
As for what he writes, Richard loves children and the gothic aesthetic. Most everything he writes will involve one or the other, and occasionally both. His fantasy is heavily influenced by folk tales, fairy tales, and mythology, and he likes to make the old new again. In particular, he loves to pull his readers into strange characters with strange lives, and his heroes are rarely heroic.
Find Richard Roberts Online:


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Have you Seen This???

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 Andi (Andi's ABCs) and Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide) have come up with a way to share and help our book obsessions and collections!!
A new feature for those of us searching primarily older copies of ARCs, early editions, etc...

I have the first two SYLO ARCs but I would love to have :ARC Only

Strike (The SYLO Chronicles, #3)

I have the first two ARCs but I would love to have: ARC Only 


THANK YOU 


ALYSSA @Eaters of Books

Sorceress (Spellcaster, #3)

I have the first two ARCs but would love to have: ARC Only

THANK YOU

XANDER@Forever Bookish

Forged (Taken, #3)

I have the first two ARCs but would love to have: ARC or Paperback Only

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)

I have the first as an ARC and would love to have the second book as: ARC Only

Resist (Breathe, #2)

I have the two as ARCs and would love to have: ARC Only

A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3)

I have the second and third ARCs but need the first: ARC Only

Found at Library Sale

Starling (Starling, #1)

I love to trade so please contact me if interested!!
email: mimizane@gmail.com
Books I have for trade can be found here and YABE

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Stacking the Shelves #14

Stacking the Shelves

My eighth Stacking the Shelves post. 
Hosted by Tynga's Review's.
February 1st-16th
*Met the author in person
@Have already read it
#Featured in Top Ten Tuesday

Books I borrowed, traded, bought, given will be posted biweekly.

Borrowed from the Library:
Promposal

Traded:

WinterkillStitching SnowGet Even (Don't Get Mad, #1)
My Last KissHalf Bad (Half Bad, #1)Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)
Bright Before SunriseThe Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)Love Letters to the Dead
The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)SchizoBorn Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

For Review:
Beautiful CurseShadow Scale (Seraphina, #2)

Bought:
Landry ParkFire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)I'll Give You the Sun
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)Kissing in Italian (Flirting in Italian, #2)Belzhar
Invaded (Alienated, #2)Collide (The Taking, #3)The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
EarthboundEarthquake (Earthbound, #2)Boy Nobody (The Unknown Assassin, #1)
Game. Set. Match. (Outer Banks Tennis Academy, #1)Useless Wings (Tin Star, #0.5)Servants of the Storm

Freebies:

18 Truths18 Thoughts (My So-Called Afterlife Book 3)SOS: A Prequel to The Silence of Six


Some of these were Pre-Orders including Invaded, Useless Wings (which can be read on Tot.com for FREE) and Collide. I'm currently reading Invaded. I traded many books this weeks! It was a blast! I also purchased my BEA tickets and bought the airline tickets so its official, I'm going!! I am so excited. My sister and aunt will be joining me.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Magic Dares Cover Reveal

I honestly have no idea what this book is about. I do however know that it is a sequel The Darkly Fae series and the cover is pretty! I am a huge fan of Tera Lynn Childs work so I am thrilled to be doing a cover reveal. 


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WHAT DO YOU THINK?! 
I know I know a Pre-Order is a must! It wont be a long wait either. 
When Magic Dares releases February 24th.