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Discovery By Brina Courtney ( Release day post and Giveaway )

Discovery- FINAL

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews’ boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it’s time to get on with her life. A new home, new job, and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer…

 …until a young girl’s body shows up one night in town, wearing a pentagram necklace exactly like Teagan’s.

Now a guy, looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend, has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger, who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It’s a matter of life… and her death.

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Re-Released as an NA Paranormal Romance!
*This book was previously published as Summer in Salem but has gone through major plot changes and edits. Not recommended for readers under the age of 17.*

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Discovery is technically a re-release of a story once known as Summer In Salem. I truly enjoyed Summer in Salem. But that doesn’t stop me from being excited about Discovery! I can tell just by the teaser quotes that the story has had a pretty big overhaul! I cannot wait to see what new elements Brina added, and what these changes mean for Teagan! 
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What’s up Wednesday ( 3 )

In place of the Waiting On Wednesday meme where we feature upcoming books we are looking forward to getting our hands on, we will sometimes be doing What’s Up Wednesday. Where we will Answer a book related question! 
This weeks question : 

What is your favorite fantasy/ paranormal/ generally non-human creature, and what is a book that you think represents them best ( personal favorites ) 

Brittany’s Answer: 

“This is a super hard question. Vampires were my first love so I will stick with them! My top vampire series would be Morganville Vampire, House of Night or Sookie Stackhouse!”

Michelle’s Answer: 

 I have always been a fan of Witches. Love for these paranormal characters was actually a big part of my childhood, and even went on to high school. It got a little darker in my high school years, but I came back from it and now still enjoy reading about them as characters and learning the history and lore. One of my favorite series based around Witches/ Wiccans is Cate Tiernan’s Sweep series! It’s so rich and well researched. It’s honest and detailed but has a great group of characters and and awesome story!

Do you have a favorite? Share in the comments!

Moirai by Ruth Silver BLOG TOUR


Title: Moirai (Aberrant #2)

Author: Ruth Silver

Published: September 26, 2013

Publisher: LazyDay Publishing (eBook) & Patchwork Press (print)

Genre: YA, Dystopian, Sci-Fi

Rating: 5 out 5 STARS!!!!!

Synopsis:
Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua prepare for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she’ll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

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REVIEW:

Moirai is a second book that is not to be missed!  I can say that I enjoyed it a little bit more than the first book because of the way it had me on the edge of the seat. Moirai is action packed from the first page to the last, ending with a very emotional and upsetting cliffhanger.  This goes without saying but I need Isaura now!  Is it December yet?
Joshua and Olivia’s characters really develop during the second book.  Their understanding of one another deepens while continuing to make decisions for the greater good.  I have been rooting for them since the beginning and I really enjoyed seeing them grow in this book.  I also really liked the way that the romance between them did not overshadow the plot, I am all for romance but action will keep me reading past my bedtime!  
The world building was very consistent between the two books and the story was taken in some very unexpected directions.  My only negative about the story was that time moved extremely fast when Olive is back in Genesis.  I would have liked to know more about the time she spent their before the fighting began.  
Overall, I would recommend this book to any dystopian lovers or anyone that loves YA!  I read both books in one sitting and simply can’t wait for #3!!!!!!!
About the Author:

Ruth Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication in the spring of 2005. While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004.

Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

You can visit her online at http://writeawaybliss.com

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Title: Aberrant (Aberrant #1)
Author: Ruth Silver
Published: April 17, 2013
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing (eBook) & Patchwork Press (print)
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Synopsis:
In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence.

Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system. With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

Check out my review of Aberrant here: http://thepassionatebookworm.blogspot.com/2013/09/aberrant.html

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Sunday Post ( 10 )

( Don’t forget you can tweet every day through the rafflecopter widget to get more entries! ) 
Wednesday: W.O.W
Thursday: Cover Reveals for 2 books
Friday: Nothing.

Michelle’s books:


I Have Avoided Netgalley like the plague! Not that it’s evil.. I just have no willpower haha. Not buying anything for myself latey, just focusing on reading the huge stacks of books I already have 🙂

Brittany’s Books:

Also didn’t purchase any books last week! But she is reading a book from one of my favorite series – Taken at Dust by C.C. Hunter! Have you read the Shadow Falls series yet? It’s awesome!

Next Week on the Blog:

Monday: Ruth Silver Blog Tour ( Review ) 
Tuesday: Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper ( Review ) 
Wednesday: What’s Up Wednesday 
Thursday: Undecided! 
Friday: Garden of Eden Blog Tour
Saturday: Nothing at this moment!  🙂 
Please feel free to leave links to any Blog posts you want to share! Doesn’t have to be a Sunday post or Mailbox post. Share Reviews your excited about! Share Waiting On Wednesday’s or Cover Reveals! We Will visit them as soon as possible! 🙂

Cover Reveal of two books by Sara Hantz

Today we’re revealing not one, but two covers for upcoming books by Sara Hantz. In the Blood releases November 5 and Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? releases May 6, 2014.

In the Blood

For seventeen years Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare.

His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. But after Jed wakes up from a total blackout to discover a local kid has gone missing—a kid he was last seen talking to—he’s forced to face his greatest fear: that he could somehow be responsible.

In a life that’s spiraled out of control, Jed must decide if he chooses his own destiny with Summer by his side or if the violent urges that plagued his father are truly in the blood…

Excerpt

Chapter One

Pedophile: Noun

An adult who is sexually attracted to children.

Scum.

Sleazeball.

Creep.

Loser.

Lowlife.

Asswipe.

Dad.

Chapter Two

Benjamin Franklin. My Dad.

Not that Benjamin Franklin.

That Benjamin Franklin.

Pedophile and murderer.

Freaked out?

Did you even know a bastard like that could lead a regular life?

With a wife and two children. A son and a daughter. No, nor did we. Until it was too late.

Too fucking late.

The numbing shock when he was arrested. The disbelief. The conviction that the police had gotten it wrong. Way wrong. Even in the face of damning evidence, we knew that the truth would come out. That the evidence got switched. That there was a cover up, or something.

Something.

Then the police found locks of hair belonging to each of those dead boys, so well hidden in the little trinket box my dad’s mom gave him on her deathbed.

Then we knew. Really knew.

And that’s when our lives changed.

Forever.

Add In the Blood to your Goodreads shelf.

Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?

Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.

Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi’s completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one.

But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?

Excerpt

“Abi, for God’s sake, concentrate,” Zak shouts. “Fairies don’t look like elephants when they fly. Legs together, arms graceful, and glide. Please.”

My cheeks are crimson and I want to die. I know he’s the director and has the right to holler, but doesn’t he understand that the louder he is the worse I am? We must have gone over this move fifty times and I still can’t get it. And I know, without even looking, the other guys have lost it with me. It’s easy for them but I’m a kick-boxer, not a freakin’ acrobat.

And now Zak’s saying something to one of the crew. Let’s all guess what it is: get rid of the silly girl. We couldn’t get anyone more incompetent if we tried. In fact a monkey could do better.

Well, he’s right, a monkey could do better. Then again, a monkey wouldn’t need to wear a harness that cuts badly into its thighs so it can fly across the room. We’re doing wire work, the one thing I was looking forward to. Ha. What a laugh that is.

At least we’re not filming yet. This is just the rehearsal or, as they say, ‘prepping’. We’re in one of the studios that’s full of equipment with pulleys and wires. I’ve no idea how it all works, except that it keeps me up in the air. I thought we’d be doing this outside but it seems they film wire work stuff indoors against a big screen, and then edit to make it look like it’s outside by dropping in a background. As Mom would say: “the wonders of modern science”.

What I’m doing is really basic stuff, nothing like the things they did on the Matrix. Which it wouldn’t be, obviously. I remember reading that those actors had months and months of kung fu training even though most of the stunts were done by stunt men.

Right. This is it. I’m going to really concentrate. I will not be beaten. I can do this. It’s not hard.

I’m a graceful fairy, 

I’m a graceful fairy, 

I’m a graceful fairy. 

“Ready,” I call, for the first time feeling confident of success.

The technician holds up his thumb so I know we’re about to go. I take a deep breath, point my toes, bring my legs together and hold out my arms at a forty-five degree angle. So far, so good. I swallow hard as I begin to move.

Yay, I’m doing it. I’m actually doing it. Please let Zak say it’s ok. 

“Hu-fucking-ray,” booms Zak’s voice. “At last, she’s got it.”

I’ve done it. I’ve actually done it. I can do wirework. And even Zak’s sarcastic tone can’t spoil it.

A loud crash, sounding like someone slamming the door, gives me a start and I jerk backwards. My legs splay and I lose all control of my body, until suddenly I’m hanging upside down.

This so isn’t happening to me. My hair flops into my eyes and my arms dangle in mid-air. And let’s not even think about how shallow my breathing is.

Crap.

After what seems like an eternity (which is probably only a few seconds) someone starts a slow handclap. And here’s me thinking it couldn’t get any worse.

I figure it’s Zak and wait for everyone to join in. Except they don’t.

The silence is deafening. Until…

“Look at that crazy bitch. You’re surely not expecting her to be my double.”

Tilly Winters in the flesh. And none too happy to see me!

Add Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up to your Goodreads shelf.

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About Sara

Sara Hantz originally comes from the UK and is one of four children, having three younger brothers. Although she was an avid reader from a very early age, she didn’t get the writing bug until much later in life, though English was always one of her stronger subjects. She’s an avid sun chaser and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She writes young adult fiction and her debut book The Second Virginity of Suzy Green was published by Flux Books and made the prestigious list ‘New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age’. Sara has a PhD in Education and lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family hospitality business. She has two grown-up children and w hen not writing, working or online with her friends, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV – in fact if TV watching was an Olympic sport she’d win gold.

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Waiting on Wednesday ( 5 )

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating


We know were not alone on this one, 
but were gonna share it anyway!

Anxiously, Desperately Awaiting: 

Allegiant ( Divergent #3 )

In readers hands October 22nd 2013
And still not soon enough!

Have you read the series? Are you anxiously awaiting this release as well? Or is there something you are waiting for even more anxiously than Allegiant? Share in the comments!

Can’t wait ? 
Read some Short stories from Four’s ( Tobias’ ) Perspective!





Tomorrow by C.K. Kelly Martin BLOG TOUR

Release date: October 10th 2013
Publisher: Random House
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17287261-tomorrow
Rating: 4 STARS!!!!!!

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The sci-fi adventure that began with Yesterday continues with a thriller that can also be read as a standalone.

2063, United North America: climate change has rendered great swathes of the country uninhabitable, the rise of robot workers has created mass unemployment, eco-terrorism is a constant threat and a 2059 nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India has torn large holes in the world’s ozone layer and pushed humanity’s existence towards a cliff.

Garren and Freya have managed to escape that nightmare world and lose themselves in 1986 Vancouver. But the future’s reach is long, and they’re no longer safe there. No one is. Shadowy forces are intent on influencing the past’s path. And when Freya is taken, it’s up to Garren to save both her, and the future.

Review: 

Tomorrow is a fast paced and thrilling read with a unique dystopian setting.  It is definitely very different than what is out there, which is very appealing to me and all those dystopian lovers.  The story jumps back and forth between the world in 1986 and the word that was/is in 2063.  I did not read Yesterday so it took me a bit to get everything straight but after a few chapters I had a good understanding of the story.  I would say to start with Yesterday if you can but if you don’t, Tomorrow is a great book by itself.

I think my favorite part about this book was the 1980’s part.  I really enjoyed seeing how the forces changed major happenings during this time.  What an interesting take on a dystopian tale!  This book can easily be read and written off as a fairly good book.  BUT, if you read it and take a minute or two to think about the underlying implications of this book it’s quite exquisite.  The government has completely taken over the world and robot workers have taken the place of humans. This seems completely plausible in our current situation.  Technology has become  a necessity to us; will there be a point when it too will take over?

I will definitely be going back and reading Yesterday as soon as possible.  I would suggest this book to dystopian lovers but also to readers that would love a little 1980’s nostalgia.

Favorite Quotes:

The past doesn’t want to let go, but the future demands to be born.  

Ready for the next seventy years or however long our bodies will give us.  Ready to live my life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.K. Kelly Martin always thought she’d get around to writing in earnest eventually and began writing her first novel in a flat in Dublin, finishing it in a Toronto suburb. By then she’d discovered that young adult fiction felt the freshest and most exciting to her. You have most of your life to be an adult but you only grow up once!
Martin currently resides near Toronto with her Dub husband. She became an Irish citizen in 2001 and continues to visit Dublin often (although not as often as she’d like!) while working on teen novels.

www.ckkellymartin.com | twitter.com/ckkellymartin

Youtube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQLEl4mOIug

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