30. ožu 2013.

The Devil's Metal by Karina Halle

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Book summary: 

It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington University. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by Creem magazine to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid. 

At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places – they’re going straight to Hell. 

And Dawn has a backstage pass.

        Let me put this story like this. We're in '70s. You know the decade of Deep Purple, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Van Helen, Beatles...oh and Queen. I think that would be enough. So when I saw that this book tells a story about rock band in '70s I was all in.

       Dawn is the girl that tells us her story here. She is a girl from small town and her biggest wish (actually one of) is to be a music journalist. As universe has its ways of working soon enough she has been contacted by Creem - music magazine and guess what they want her to write a story about one of her fave bends - Hybrid. Plus she'd go on the road with them. Yup they're on tour and she'll be their companion in the bus. Can you imagine that - traveling with one of your fave bands, seeing all other famous bands and visiting all the festivals. You can't say no to that. I don't have to tell you about the boys from the bend. They're in the rock band and becoming really famous. Once when she arrives she meets the boys. They're all different - their lead singer Robbie is a superstar and happy to have her there but the most mysterious one is Sage. Of course you can't have a rock band without some crazy fan-girls, right. They're here too.

      So to put this in few words - this is a story about drugs, sex and alcohol or if you want it about good old Rock and Roll. When you add a bit of paranormal to all of that you get a really interesting story. I can't wait to read Sage's story.

Rating: 5 stars

Until the next time,
***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley. Thank you. 

29. ožu 2013.

Re-Release Promotion Event - The Mystic Series by B.C. Burgess

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Book summary: 

After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.
Quin’s natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he’s been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.
The Enemy
Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn’t die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her.
Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

The door opened, and Rhosewen slipped inside, flashing a smile as she clicked the latch into place. Aedan smirked at her stubbornness. Then his breath caught in his chest as she stepped into the moonlight.
She wore a wispy, white nightgown with thin straps and a deep neckline, displaying her slender collarbones and firm cleavage.
Aedan swallowed a lump then slid his gaze down her curvy waist, his lips parting with a reverent sigh. The hem of her gown wafted around her upper thighs, giving him his first full view of her legs, which were even better than he’d imagined, and he’d imagined them perfect.
She walked toward him, her ivory skin glittering with every fluid step. “Were you sleeping?” she whispered, climbing into bed.
Aedan rolled onto his side and propped his head on his hand, scanning her from head to toe. “Nuh-uh.”
She wiggled closer. “I was missing you.”
“What a coincidence,” he whispered, drifting his thumb over her cheek. “I was missing you.”
He wanted to see the rest of her body, the parts hidden beneath the thin nightgown. They called his name, testing his self-control. “You have a fantastic body, Rose. If you’re here to tempt me, mission accomplished.”
His fingertips slid into the V of her gown then flitted to her side, trailing over her hip to her thigh. Goosebumps followed, and she giggled, cuddling closer to his warm body.
“How tempted are you?” she asked.
He returned his fingers to her cheek, tilting her head back to find her eyes. “Very, but I don’t want to push my luck.”
“You’re sweet,” she whispered, searching his gaze, “and I love that about you, but right now, there’s something else I want.”
“I’ll give you the world, Rose.”
“I don’t want the world. I want you to stop being so polite to my parents and start making love to me.”
“Here?” he laughed.
“Now,” she soberly confirmed, wrapping a hand around the back of his neck.

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Book summary: 

According to the fairy tales Layla Callaway read as a child, she’d stepped into one. She suddenly has the extended family she always wanted, a beautiful home in Oregon, and the ability to perform astonishing magic. But her perfect world has a price, and she may end up paying with her life.

Quin Kavanagh wants nothing more than to shed his playboy past and devote himself to Layla, but his womanizing reputation threatens to destroy their budding relationship and shatter his dreams.
The Enemy

Obsessed with Layla’s immense power, Agro eliminates leads on his way to Oregon. But there’s a stranger lurking much closer to Layla’s new home, and he’s closing in quicker than anyone knows. Leaving a trail of tragedy in their wakes, both wizards crave what Layla has, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.
Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.
About the author

B. C. Burgess is a small town girl born and raised in Oklahoma, where she still resides with her devoted husband and their young son. She’s addicted to coffee and writing and thinks the combination is heaven. Inspired to write by her love of reading, she feels fiction provides a healthy escape from the hardships of life, and hopes her stories touch the hearts of her readers, just as she’s been touched time and again. Though most of her visions flower in the form of fiction, she dreams of the day her passion for writing, along with determination and hard work, will prove to her son creative dreams can come true.
If you like the tales B. C. weaves, let her know. She loves hearing from her readers.


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Until the next time,

28. ožu 2013.

Cover Reveal - The Last Hour by Charles Sheehan-Miles

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Title: The Last Hour
Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Age Group: Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Expected release date: May 15, 2013
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Book summary:

 Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband. Her life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a haunting secret Ray Sherman carried home from Afghanistan comes to light. Hounded by a federal investigation and the ensuing media feeding frenzy, Carrie and Ray desperately lean on each other, until a disastrous accident puts both Ray and her sister's lives at risk. In the last hour, Carrie and Ray will each find themselves faced with a choice. A choice that will change everything.   

 About the Author 
Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

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27. ožu 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (#37)

You know the story. This is a meme created by Breaking the Spine and every week we pick books we're waiting for. Here are our picks for this week.

Glass' pick

Tabitha Allen has a not-so-secret crush on Parker "Shy" Cage. Shy thinks he knows the path Tabby's on and it isn't a good one. So he decides to teach her a lesson to lead her to the right path. 

Unfortunately, he was wrong and his actions wound Tabby, breaking her heart. It's Tabby who then teaches Shy a lesson about casting judgment and Shy Cage learns what it feels like to be invisible. But when tragedy strikes and Tabby's heart is broken again, Shy does what he can in the background to help. Trying to forget her heartbreak, Tabby finds herself in danger. To keep it secret from her biker family, the Chaos Motorcycle Club, she calls Shy to rescue her. But when she lets him back in, she gets much more than she bargained for.

Expected publication: April 2nd, 2013

Tanja's pick

Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.

Expected publication: April 1st, 2013

We'd love to see your picks so feel free to link them up.

Until the next time,

Cover Reveal - Frigid by J.Lynn

 Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013
Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

Book summary:

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

 About the author

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She 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 Russel 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.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

26. ožu 2013.

Tanja's Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

As you know Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This is actually quite funny cause I lost count how many times these were on my list already. But let's do it once again xD

I'd love to see your picks so feel free to link them up!

Until the next time,

25. ožu 2013.

Asunder by Jodi Meadows

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Book summary: 

Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.


Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

      It's been a while since I've read this book and quite honestly this wasn't an easy review to write. After reading this book my emotions were all over the place. Few times I though about giving up but I still left it here and hoped that my emotions will settle.

       This story started in Incarnate. It was an interesting story for me to read. It was dystopian and somehow it had some new elements in it. I was eager to read Asunder cause I wanted to see more about the world and creatures and Anna and Sam and everyone else. Yes of course I got some new details but I must say that I might have expected too much. Being a newsoul was something that Anna had to carry on her shoulders alone. She was a mistake in some people's eyes and yet she was something new. They're mostly afraid. She had to go through everything for the first time while most of the souls around her forgot about their first lives. In the sequel Anna has some secrets to reveal and maybe she is on the way to discover the truth about their existence and about herself.

       My emotions are still over the place for this one. This book was interesting and brought some new discoveries about the world - something I expected of it, but also it was quite boring as well. I felt like I was reading this book for years and I was reading it for quite a long time - for my standards. My attention keep flying around and it was hard to concentrate on the book. Of course some parts were really interesting but still not majority of them. Still I'll be waiting for the next book.

Rating: 2.5 stars.

Until the next time,

24. ožu 2013.

Quote of the Week - The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I read this book a while ago but I actually never wrote a review for it. But you can still find Glass' review for it on our blog. The thing with this book is that it's full of lovely quotes. If I could I'd quote the whole book. Here are some of my favorite quotes.
So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them. 
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody. 
It's just that I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.
Until the next time,

23. ožu 2013.

Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles

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Book summary: 

Alex Thompson’s life is following the script. A pre-law student at Columbia University, she’s focused on her grades, her life and her future. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart.

Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he’s made of his life.

When Dylan and Alex are assigned to the same work study program and are forced to work side by side, they have to make new ground rules to keep from killing each other.

Only problem is, they keep breaking the rules.

The first rule is to never, ever talk about how they fell in love.
           Few weeks ago I reviewed A Song For Julia and I told you then that I'd be reading this one soon too. As you can see the time has come. Once more I want to thank the author and AToMR book tours for giving me a copy of this book for review.

         We met Julia - on of the Thompson's girls in A Song for Julia and now it's time to meet Alex and hear her story. Like I said last time growing up this family is not the easiest thing to do. Maybe it was the hardest for Julia but Alex and other sisters also had to deal with lots of things. Besides her family Alex has another thing to worry about. She broke up with her boyfriend and at the time he was in Afghanistan in army. She did something she regrets but some things can't be fixed. She went on with her life. Started college and was free. Her family is not there to stop her and she could enjoy the college life. Everything started great until one day she met him again - the boy who broke her heart. Dylan was back and the war left trace on him. His leg was injured and he wasn't the same. Dylan wanted a new start too. He came back from the war and decided it was time to get a college degree and make something out of his life. He and Alex must learn how to work together and plus he needs to deal with PSTD as well. Things are never easy.

         Like A Song for Julia I enjoyed this story too. It was easy to read with double POV. Not much things changed. Well except the story. Still Julia's story left better impression on me.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,

22. ožu 2013.

(Short review) Warm Bodies by Isac Marion

Book summary:
"R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse. Just dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world."
 I don't really like zombies.

     This is going to be one short review. I did not like Warm Bodies very much. I did not like movie at all. Maybe problem is that I am not big fan of zombies. Or it is just that this book had too much loose ends and it was balancing, constantly, between adult and young adult vibe.  It started with an interesting concept - zombie as main narrator and different perspective of usual paranormal plot. But somewhere in the middle it stated to go down. Romeo and Juliet stereotype and explanation about how R get to be human again.

    Movie was... gahhh. Teen movie with HEA. Nothing special. You forget it as soon as credits start to roll.

    So... I don't like zombies

Until next time,


21. ožu 2013.

Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

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Book summary: 

Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give. 

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. 

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

        There is no need to mention that I failed big time here. I should as other people first do some reviews for her previous books but well this is something I guess. But firstly I guess that most of you know that other books by Lisa Schroeder are in verse.

        If you are using an excuse "I don't like books/stories written in verse" for not reading her books my friends you will have to change your way of thinking or I'll do it for you. No kidding, but I can be really persuasive and boring when I want to. So after you read this story and enjoy it then pick some other book and experience the real magic. I'll stop blabbing right now.

       Rae is a nice girl who tells us her story here. She lives her life in a broken home. Her father is an a really abusive man and her mother is not someone she can rely on so much. So logically she wants to get away and once when she meets Nathan a guy who is everything but not her father she can't help but to fall for him. Only the first impression is not always the right one. Nathan starts to change and demand more of her - in every way so she doesn't know what to do. She finds help in her friend Leo who makes her forget everything and enjoy her life.

      Well here again don't expect something overly imaginative and new. But the thing is with her writing she can make anything usual to be so much unusual. That's the beauty of it. When I say writing I don't necessary mean this book, even though she is perfectly capable of writing prose as much as in verse. But still I'll be looking forward to her other books written in verse.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,

20. ožu 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (#36)

Hello lovely people. It's another Wednesday and in our calendar it means it's time for another Waiting on Wednesday and you already know it's a meme created by Breaking the Spine. So here are our picks.

Glass' pick

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

Expected publication: March 25th, 2013

Tanja's pick

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And… is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautiful, visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.

Expected publication: March 21st, 2013

We'd love to see your picks so feel free to link them up in comments.

Until the next time,

19. ožu 2013.

Tanja's Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

I sound like a parrot but what can I do! Anyway Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Our task for this week is to put ten books that we HAD to buy but well they're still unread on our shelves. Thank Goodness we're only counting physical books, cause lately I've been reading only them so there is only few left - I feel so proud right now! (I'll avoid ebooks - trust me this list would go on forever)

*last three were on sale - a really good one!

I'd love too see your lists so feel free to link them up in comments.

Until the next time,


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