April 23, 2014

Waiting and Desperately Wanting

Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View

Ghouls Rush In (Peyton Clark, #1)

Written by: H. P. Mallory
I loved her Jolie Wilkins Series about a witch who didn't really know she was a witch. Peyton Clark sounds like Grateful Knight in The Ghost and the Graveyard. by Genevieve Jack

Scheduled Release Date: May 20th 2014

Do you believe in love after life?
Looking for a fresh start, Peyton Clark becomes the proud owner of a piece of New Orleans history: an Antebellum-era two-story house in the Garden District. It’s going to take time and a fat wallet to restore the fixer-upper to its former glory, but after her recent divorce, Peyton could use the distraction.
It’s not long before Peyton discovers she’s moved into the haunted home of a flirtatious paranormal prankster. She’s receiving kisses from unseen lips and caresses from a ghostly hand, and soon she begins to have vivid dreams, bringing her face-to-face with the incomparably handsome ghost of Drake Montague.
When Peyton grows closer to her general contractor, Ryan Kelly—who is as charming as he is alive—the chill in the air could only suggest Drake’s jealousy from beyond the grave. But even though she’s definitely attracted to and interested in Ryan, Peyton also can’t get Drake out of her dreams, or her heart, as she begins to uncover the frightening truth behind his death a century ago…

April 22, 2014

New Release: East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

We are so excited for the release of Laura Kaye's EAST OF ECSTASY! 

EAST OF ECSTASY is the final book in her Hearts of the Anemoi Series. 

See below for a note from Laura and an excerpt!!


  The final chapter in the award-winning and bestselling Hearts of the Anemoi series…

  She’s the only one who can give him the strength to save them all…
 Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she's been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don't speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.
 Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father's plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he's been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.
 But Devlin's love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever...or lost.


East of Ecstasy Excerpt:
 By Laura Kaye 

 You guys! I can’t believe release day for East of Ecstasy is finally here! This is the final book in my Hearts of the Anemoi series, which includes: North of Need, West of Want, and South of Surrender. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greek associated with controlling the wind, weather, and seasons. In East of Ecstasy, hero Devlin Eston is the heir to the East Wind which has long been associated with unluckiness, misfortune, and, thanks to Devlin’s father, even evil. Devlin himself has been the victim of father’s evil, and thereby finds himself an outcast among his own divine family. In this scene, heroine Annalise Fallston—who gets visions that she’s forced to paint in order to quiet them in her mind—sees Devlin for the first time. Here’s what she says:
 Forcing the chaos in her mind away, Anna dipped her brush into the gray and stepped to the canvas. Motion captured her attention from the corner of her eye.

 The Dark Man, the subject of her recent paintings, stood in the doorway and leaned against the jamb.

 Anna jumped and her pulse raced, but this time, anger flooded in instead of fear. “I will deal with you on my own damn terms,” she said, taking a perverse amount of pleasure from putting a figment of her imagination in its place. Because that’s all he was.

 He didn’t move or speak. Not that he could, since, you know. Figment.Of.Imagination.

 Anna rolled her eyes, done with being scared and so pissed to have to do this again that she was nearly out of her mind. “I’m doing your damn painting already. So just leave me alone.” She cut her gaze back to the expanse of white, but the desire to see if his image would still be there if she looked again drove her to distraction.

 Finally, she gave in and…he was still there.

 Completely still.Blatantly scowling.Totally unfathomable.

 Was this a vision? Another image she’d have to paint?

 Her heart tripped into a sprint, and she couldn’t look away from him. Like the compulsion that forced her to paint these images, Anna couldn’t help but return his stare and memorize his masculine features. The sharp angles of his face, the harsh set of his mouth, the dark shadows around his even darker eyes.Black eyes. Blades of black hair hung low over his forehead and just touched the hooded shirt he wore under his short, scuffed leather jacket. He’d crossed his arms over his chest, and the position caused his biceps to bunch up under the worn leather. In fact, everything about him appeared worn—the coat, the threadbare jeans, the scuffed boots. None of it struck her as the kind of shabby chic you could buy in some upscale store for a small fortune, either. The whole effect was rough. Dangerous.Deprived.

  Deprived? What a strange way of describing him. But as Anna’s gaze swept over him again, the thought stuck. For his height, he seemed thin, with his lean hips, clad in old black jeans, a trim waist, and pronounced cheekbones. Her fingers twitched around the nearly forgotten paintbrush. What would it feel like to cup that harsh face in her hand?

 Anna gasped and tore her gaze away. She had to blink to pull herself out of the haze of thoughts. Frustration surged through her and tensed the muscles of her shoulders and neck. She didn’t want to be working on another of these paintings as it was, so the last thing she needed was to lose a bunch of time daydreaming. Or would it be daynightmaring?

 As she stared at the blank canvas, the image of the shackled man behind the prison bars filled her mind’s eye.

 Definitely the latter.

 Curiosity pulled her eyes to the left again. The doorway was empty.  


 So, did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Thanks for reading!
 Laura
 

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About Laura Kaye:

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

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April 19, 2014

Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls #2)

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Audiobook
Narrated by: Dan Bittner (Cole), Pierce Cravens (Sam), Emma Galvin (Isabel), Jenna Lamia (Grace)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a story about a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who is now one. It is up to Sam to find a cure for the wolves of mercy falls and ...to find Grace again.

Publishers Summary:

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past...and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves...and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.
At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love - the light and the dark, the warm and the cold - in a way you will never forget.

About the author:


Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver, Linger, and Forever. Since publication, rights to thirty-five foreign editions of Shiver have been licensed. Maggie is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. Her latest novel The Scorpio Races is available in October 2011. An avid reader, award-winning artist, and accomplished musician, Maggie lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at www.maggiestiefvater.com.

April 18, 2014

HARD TO HOLD ON TO Cover Reveal

Published by Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins, HARD TO HOLD ON TO is a thrilling Romantic Suspense novella in Laura’s Hard Ink Series and is due to be released on August 19th.

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.
As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.



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And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:



Hard as It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) Hard as You Can (Hard Ink, #2)

ABOUT LAURA KAYE:


Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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April 17, 2014

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Narrated by Jenna Lamia & David Ledoux
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In Shiver, Sam is a werewolf who changes when the temperature drops. Grace is the human who loves him. Together, they kindle up a romance that they hope will keep them both warm, and keep Sam human and alive. Shmoop Editorial Team. "Shiver." Shmoop Editorial Team. (2008, November 11). Shiver. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from http://www.shmoop.com/shiver/

I hated Jack Culpeper and his sister Isabel for being mean and rude , only Jack was angrier as a werewolf.

I'm happy for Olivia for wanting to be a wolf and I liked Shiver for giving us a unique impression about wolves.


About the Author

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.
Shiver Series Website

Life of A Blogger: Favorite Actors/Actresses



Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature, created by Novel Heartbeat. A new topic is posted each week, typically on Thursdays but you can post any day. For more info and future post topics check it out here.

This weeks topic: Favorite Actors/Actresses



Most of the movies I watch depend on the stars it features. For example if a movie is starring any of these actors/actresses I will watch it , and there would be no doubt as to if it is worth watching .


  • Angelina Jolie
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Johnny Depp
  • Nicolas Cage
  • John Travolta
  • Jodie Foster
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Hilary Swank
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
Those are a few names I can remember but I'm sure to have forgotten some.

April 16, 2014

Stacking The Shelves & Waiting On Wednesday

Tynga's Reviews

I added Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer Armentrout to my kindle hoping to get around to reading it soon.


Sentinel (Covenant, #5)

I also was persuaded into writing three reviews in exchange for free ecopies for ........
  • Bound to Remember by Lola James
  • A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
  • Grishma by Kelly Blount

Bound to Remember (Spellbound, #1)A Risk Worth TakingGrishma

I also promised to review Poison and Wine by C.H.Valentino

Poison and Wine

I recently purchased 



  • The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R.Ward 
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
  • Infinity (Chronicles of Nick#1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer Estep
  • Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers
  • Slave to Sensation(Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh
  • Child of Darkness (Lightworld/Darkworld #2) by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Queene of Light(Lightworld/Darkworld #1) by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Veil of Shadows(Lightworld/Darkworld #3) by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends (Age of Legends #1) by Kelly Armstrong


The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3)Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)The Spider (Elemental Assassin, #10)Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld, #1)Child of Darkness (Lightworld/Darkworld, #2)Veil of Shadows (Lightworld/Darkworld, #3)Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends


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The most anticipated book for me this week is......


Talon by Julie Kagawa

I normally don't have to research upcoming new releases when it comes to WoW's  because I know which ones I want badly . This week I entered Julie Kagawa's  'guess the cover' giveaway and the new cover of Talon was released today and good heaven's is it a beauty . Check it out. ....

Talon (Talon, #1)
Expected publication: October 28th 2014
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.