Monday, June 29, 2015

Release Blitz! The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey (@AuthorRSGrey)

Title: The Allure of Julian Lefray
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: June 29, 2015
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Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!

Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT's “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.


As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.

I know what you're thinking- "But Jo, what’s the problem?"

Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.

Lord, help us all...

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tillie Cole's Surprise Cover & Synopsis Reveal! (@tillie_cole)

REAP (Scarred Souls #2) by Tillie Cole
November 10th 2015

Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva's obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act or live for himself; his master's perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six foot six, weighing two-hundred and fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, in the dark world of the criminal underground.
Until his enemies capture him.
Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life—away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon—her criminal family's underground death match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family's captive, who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers.
But sacrifices must be made—blood for blood... life for life... Souls for scarred souls...

 REAP Pre-Order

RAZE (Scarred Souls #1) by Tillie Cole


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Guest Book Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown (@Pierce_Brown)

Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy #2) by Pierce Brown
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Published: Del Rey
Reviewer: Stephanie

My Rating:

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.
As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.
A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people.
He must live for more.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout @JLArmentrout @InkSlingerPR

We are over the moon about this Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's THE POWER!! THE POWER is a New Adult Paranormal being published by Spencer Hill Press, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Titan Series. It is being released on February 23rd, 2016!!

The Power - Cover

“You don’t know what I’m capable of.”

Official Description To Come…


Don't miss THE RETURN, the first book in the Titan Series....

  The Return - Cover

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THE RETURN Synopsis: The Fates are cackling their bony asses off... It's been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they've given him have been violent and bloody--which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He's got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet. Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy's deal might be, but it's a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Waiting on Wednesday #23

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

After yesterday's post, I have a lot of books on deck for WoW!

Author: Lauren Layne
Release Date: August 25, 2015

In a novel that's perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?
When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they're still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland's trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker's boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben's no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can't seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.
The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker's ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can't go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.
I absolutely adore anything that Lauren Layne writes. Something about the way she weaves her characters and sets them up romantically has me swooning before I even turn a page. I'm sure this will be no different. On top of that, I love friends to lovers stories.

What's waiting to join your shelves?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday! Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Having done a top ten since my birthday! Feels so long ago. Cause it was almost 7 months I guess. Anyway, without further ado.

  1. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales - September 25th
  2. Nuts by Alice Clayton - October 20th
  3. The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey - June 29th
  4. Truth or Beard by Penny Reid - July 23rd
  5. The House by Christina Lauren - October 27th
  6. Not After Everything by Michelle Levy - August 4th
  7. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines - August 25th
  8. The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick - August 18th
  9. Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren - September 15th
  10. The Rules by Nacy Holder - June 23rd

All of these books have something that just make me drawn to them. I will probably feature them on the blog sooner or later, so watch out!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #22

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

So, Book Con wasn't so great for me. I don't know if it had been a while or I was having a bad day, but the waiting was just not for me. I did however get to see Jenny Han, Natalie Decker and one of the ladies I look up to, Michelle Visage. And I only came home with 10 books. My bookshelves love me for that.

Funny how I had a problem with waiting there cause here is the book I'm waiting for. 

Author: Leila Sales
Release Date: September 15, 2015

From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a funny and relatable book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven't met yet.
Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But she's tired of being loyal to people who don't appreciate her—including her needy best friend and her absent mom.

Arden finds comfort in a blog she stumbles upon called "Tonight the Streets Are Ours," the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.
During one crazy night out in NYC filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.
How can I not be waiting for this? It has a blogger in it! I saw people pick this up at BEA (Insert jealously here.) and I had to go see what it was all about. For one, love the cover. Second, love the author. On top of all that, it just seems like a cute read. And I'm trying to get back into the YA genre as well, so hopefully by September, I'll be ready for it. I hope Leila has a rocking soundtrack to go with this book as well as her last.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Book Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (@KasieWest)

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Published: Harper Teen

My Rating:

When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.
The problem is that days after prom, it's not the real Bradley she's thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn't even know. But tracking him down doesn't mean they're done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend's graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.