Waiting on Wednesday (#49): The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine in which on Wednesdays you post a book that you are waiting to be released.

This week I’m featuring a BEAUTIFUL cover (what can I say, I’m a sucker for gorgeous covers)! This a debut novel and I’m excited see what this author has to offer us! The blurb sounds awesome!

the conspiracy of usThe Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Series: N/A
Publishing by: Putnam Juvenile on January 13th 2015
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 336

To fight her destiny as the missing heir to a powerful and dangerous secret society, sixteen-year-old Avery West must solve an ancient puzzle in a deadly race across Europe. Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code.

Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. 

They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead. 

To thwart their plans, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the landmarks of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul and through a web of ancient legends and lies. And unless she can stay one step ahead of beautiful, volatile Stellan, who knows she’s more than she seems, and can decide whether to trust mysterious, magnetic Jack, she may be doomed after all.

See what I mean?! It sounds amazing!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this stunning book! :D

See y’all next year! ;)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Goals/Resolutions for 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘ Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015 — bookish, blogging or otherwise’. This is is no particular order.

I’m still working on my 2015 reading challenges that I want to participate, just to put that out there. ;)

  1. My overall reading goal is to read 140 books. 2014 I read a little over 120+ books and I’m really proud of myself. But I’m going to push myself a little more and reach for 140 books!
  2. Keep my blog updated!!! I was absolutely terrible this past year keeping up with reviews and memes. This next year, this is definitely a must!
  3. Slow down on book buying — though will be happening no doubt–. My boyfriend and I are moving out so with that said, I won’t be able to buy books like I do now.
  4. Keep up with review copies! Especially NetGalley! I have books that I requested forever ago and still have yet to read!
  5. Keep up with my reviews on Goodreads/Amazon. I’ve been getting a little better, but I feel those are really important as well!
  6. Finish a lot of unfinished trilogies/series, because lord knows I’m TERRIBLE at finishing them!
  7. Read more new adult! I’m OBSESSED with new adult. It’s bad. My obsession is still really bad. Thankfully I’ve been able to read a lot of young adult, but that need is still there. Dang, you new adult books and it’s amazingness…
  8. Go to more book events like signing. In 2014 I missed out on some great opportunities to meet some awesome authors!
  9. Get rid of some unwanted books… Haha, yeah right!!! :)
  10. Stay with my reading challenges. Last year I made the dumb decision of signing up for like 9 different challenges absolutely failed miserably. I’m going to limit myself this next year so I can actually focus on them!

Well, that’s my top 10! See y’all next week with my next top 10 or tomorrow for my waiting on Wednesday book!

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Cover Reveal: Snake Eyes by Melissa Pearl

Snake Eyes by Melissa Pearl
COVER REVEAL
December 30, 2014
Caitlyn Davis expects her
sophomore year at UCLA to be perfect…until she walks into her dorm room to
find Special Agent Zoey Kaplan of the FBI waiting for her. In that instant, she
knows her idyllic year with new best friends, Nicole and Dale, along with her
super hot boyfriend, Eric, is about to fall apart.
Having been forced to work
with the FBI months earlier, Caity accidentally gave away her special ability
to read people’s emotions and know whether they were telling the truth. Now,
Kaplan wants Caity to go undercover again for a secret operation that will
bring her close to the sadistic Diego Mendez, a man believed to be involved in
human trafficking.
Eric Shore is not a man
who trusts easily. Having been burned multiple times, it’s hard for him to open
up completely, but his love for Caity makes him want to try. Yet, her sudden
withdrawal worries him, particularly when she chooses to spend time with her
new roommate, Quella Mendez, over him. When Caity’s behavior begins to match that
of her wild roommate, Eric wonders if their relationship is as strong as he
believed.

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As Caity struggles to
maintain her relationship and do her job, she finds herself pulled further into
a dangerous world that could take away everything she holds dear. Will Eric
learn the truth in time to save her? Or will the man with the eyes of a snake
destroy their perfect romance?
ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS TBR: Snake Eyes on Goodreads
~*~ABOUT MELISSA PEARL~*~
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.>

January 2015 TBR Jar Pick — YOU PICK!

10860091_367854913339396_1884115090_nSo in 2014, each month I drew out 4 slips of paper with books that I own, but haven’t read. Those 4 books are then voted by you guys. The book with the most votes within a weeks time or so, will be the book I read for the month. It’s been pretty successful.

So with that said… Let’s go ahead and discuss the 4 choices for January shall we? :)

  • Book #1: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor– Book #2 in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I read the first book earlier in 2014, I think in January? So it’s been a while since I last read it. Though, even though I’ve read over 120 books since then, I still remember A LOT of what happened. It was definitely a memorable read and definitely a 5 star read for me!
  • Book #2: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl– Book #2 in the Caster Chronicles series. Despite the very mixed reviews from everyone, I think I might be one of those that enjoys the series! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and loved what was happening, so I’m excited to continue! … Though I hear the 2nd book is the worst of the 4… Something I would have to power through..
  • Book #3: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence– A dystopian trilogy that sounds incredibly interesting! Plus, can I mention the covers?! People say it is for fans of The Hunger Games and Matched trilogies. Though, I’d have to say Matched wasn’t my favorite (still haven’t read the last book, don’t know when I will).
  • Book #4: Ink by Amanda Sun– A Japanese Mythology trilogy that has mixed reviews unfortunately despite the plot and BEAUTIFUL covers. Most common complaint is the main character, but everyone absolutely loves the world and say to read despite the main character.

What book should I read guys? You guys decide! Poll below.

 

January 2015 TBR Jar Pick?
Days of Blood and Starlight
Beautiful Darkness
Mystic City
Ink

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Release Day Blitz: Sessions Part 3 by Kailin Gow

 

Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1HSVGFY

 

**WARNING: Features the inner thoughts of an alpha male who has had a taste of the woman he craves and now craves more of her. There are obstacles in the way, but to the brilliant and take-no-prisoners Dr. Sessions, obstacles can be taken care of…But the woman…she is the one who matters. Dr. Sessions’ public persona as a celebrity may be as the hot Sex Shrink of Seattle who is the understanding and compassionate man to all women, a perfect gentleman…but when crossed, betrayed, or backed into a corner…he will let his alpha side out. ***

** This is the third book in a serial that will be consistently releasing every month or so but could be read first before reading Book 1 and 2 or in the order of Book 1, 2, and 3 **

I’m Simon Mark Sessions, Dr. of Psychology, Sex Therapist and Former Mr. Body, also an entrepreneur who made millions from owning a health supplement company. I have a practice in Seattle where I am a therapist. They call me the Sex Shrink of Seattle. My enemies call me The Eliminator. It is a reputation I have won the hard way, and there is definitely a past there that I have not yet confronted. Let’s just say, I wasn’t always the nice guy you see on television. Far from that, and the sooner my enemies see that, the farther away they should run. I don’t have time for chit chat, nor to listen to your frustrations and lies, because when you meet The Eliminator, this is one session, you want to avoid at all costs…

This is a Kailin Romance book that is recommended for 18 and up due to mature subject matter and adult content. Kailin Romance books are new adult, adult or erotica fiction by Kailin Go

Reading and Release Order of SESSIONS:

SESSIONS 1 – Available Now
SESSIONS 2 – Available Now
SESSIONS 3 – Available Now
SESSIONS 4 – January 26, 2014

 

Haven’t started reading the Sessions series yet?

 

Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/11hoFEx

I’m Mark Sessions, Dr. of Psychology, Sex Therapist and Former Mr. Body, also an entrepreneur who made millions from owning a health supplement company.

I have a practice in Seattle where I am a therapist. They call me the Sex Shrink of Seattle. Women call me Sex on Legs. I’m an expert on sex because I get plenty of it, and I know a whole lot about it. I’m also on TV as an expert on sex therapy when the whole Fifty Shades thing became big so now my business is exploding with women wanting to learn how to break free of being prudes.

Problem is, I’m in a rut myself. It’s not exciting for me anymore, until SHE walked through my door and propped herself down on my sofa. Who knew SHE would be taking lessons from me, but she is, and now she may be the one teaching me a thing or two.

For a mature audience.

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You’re on the speaker with Dr. Sessions and I,” Ella said. “What’s going on?”

The woman started to talk quite fast at first, showing that she was nervous, but then she finally had to take a breath and slow down. “So, what I guess I’m wondering is if men actually go for girls who are close to their ideal woman, or do they go for girls who are convenient, easy to please, and fit into their existing world?”

“Great question,” I said. “You know, it’s often said that women are complicated but I tell you ladies, men are just as complicated. What makes it even worse for us is that we don’t really know how to tell what we want the way you women can. You’re definitely the smarter species.”

Everyone laughed and I shrugged my shoulders in surrender, then leaned back on the couch and crossed my leg over, showing that I was focused on answering the callers question with serious integrity. “From what I’ve seen in my practice and around my friends, the confident men go for women who are ideal because they are not afraid to stretch their limits and become the man who is worthy of the woman they love.”

About Kailin Gow

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Kailin Gow’s life is sometimes more fascinating and stranger than fiction, which is being chronicled in a feature film based on a treatment optioned and in development for a release date of 2018. (IMDB.com – The Colorful Worlds of Kailin Gow 2018). Her true life experiences as a world traveler where she has traveled to over 25 countries, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, absorbing the cultures and collecting stories relating to places and the romance of the land, and incidents in her personal life, has inspired her to write and publish over 170 books with over 30 series.

She is noted as an indie pioneer, as one of the first to publish in 2001. Breaking stereotypes, her books has crossed traditional and indie lines, gaining recognition in schools and libraries, as well as the indie community. Her action adventure young adult fantasy series, The Frost Series, an ALA YALSA Reader’s Choice Nominated book series – had been optioned by an international film company and is currently in development as a game and a film at http://www.facebook.com/thefrostseries. Five of her fantasy/action adventure series have been optioned to be made into worldwide games.

Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of Amazon.com as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon’s top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a major network Television News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.

Kailin Gow was an invited speaker and signing author at Book Expo America (BEA)2014.

Having experienced bullying firsthand and slander as a woman, Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying and has helped launch Stories for Amanda where all proceeds go towards the Amanda Todd Foundation against bullying. She has written several books with the theme of abuse towards women and children, especially the steamy international bestselling The Protégé Series, which launched a book club initiative in battered women’s shelters and won The Indie Excellence Awards at NIEA for Erotica in 2014.

She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology.

She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations, is active in church helping build homes for the homeless and visit orphanages. A voracious reader, when she is not writing, she loves reading an entire series in one sitting! She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed to at http://www.facebook.com/kailingowbooks, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.

She has over 30 Series, written under Kailin Gow, and more under her middle grade, women’s fiction, and mystery pen names:

***For 16 and up***

The Frost Series – COMPLETED. Bitter Frost Series Consists of 8 full-length novels.
The Wolf Fey Series – COMPLETED. Consists of 2 full-length novels and one novella.
Fairy Rose Chronicles – age 13 and up.
The PULSE Series – Next Book – Blood Ring (PULSE #9), releasing due to readers’ demand to continue the series. Consists of 9 full-length novels and one novella.
FADE Series – COMPLETED. ALL Full-length novels.
DESIRE Series – All Full-length novels. Last Book, FRENZY – 2015.
Fire Wars Series – All Full-length novels.
Alchemists Academy – All Full-length novels.
Wordwick Games – All Full-length novels.
Wicked Woods Series – COMPLETED. Consists of 5 full-length novels.
Steampunk Scarlett – All Full-length novels.
The Phantom Diaries – All Full-length novels. Last Book, DARK VICTORY – 2015.
Stoker Sisters – All Full-length novels. Last Book, SISTER OF THE STRIGOIS – 2015.

Beyond Crystal River – 2015 NEW SERIES.

SHADES – 2015 NEW SERIES. This is a high concept psychological thriller.

***For 18 and up (New Adult/Coming of Age)***

Loving Summer – All full-length novels.
The Donovan Brothers – All full-length novels.
Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)- COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Never Knights – COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Rock Hard Love Hard – 1st book, Rock Hard Love Hard is now Available.

Sawyer House Chronicles (Spin-off of You & Me Trilogy) – Coming in 2015
Canvas – Coming in 2015

***For 18 and up (Adult/Steamy Romance)***

The Protege – COMPLETED. 3 Full-length novels.
Master Chefs – COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
The Blue Room (Spin-off of Never Knights Trilogy) – Romantic Suspense.
Barely Legal (Spin-off of The Protégé) – Romantic Suspense.
The Oyster House – Artistic Romantic Thriller set in Hong Kong and England.
– Coming in 2015.

For information on the series, new series and new book releases, contests, appearances, KG-Convergences, and more, sign up at http://www.KailinGowBooks.com.

Waiting on Wednesday (#48): Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine in which on Wednesdays you post a book that you are waiting to be released.

never neverNever Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Series: N/A
Publishing by: Hoover Ink on January 11th 2015
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 220

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

This will be on everyone’s W.O.W. post. I mean come on, really!? IT’S COLLEEN HOOVER!!! I can’t really say much seeing as though I’ve only read one of her books and that was Slammed (which I ADORED by the way). But I’m definitely excited! I’m slowly becoming like everyone in owning all her books. At the point when I’ve made this post, I own 6 of her books (one being an e-book). This synopsis sounds sooo interesting and I need it NOW!

Release Day Blitz: Until Midnight by Melissa Landers

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UNTIL MIDNIGHT is here…and it’s FREE!

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series, and I have a present for you—a brand new e-short from Disney Hyperion!

 

UNTIL MIDNIGHT takes place onboard an intergalactic transport, soon after ALIENATED ends and before the sequel INVADED begins. The story details Aelyx and Cara’s last day together before he returns to Earth to mend the alliance and she continues to his home planet. It’s sweet and romantic, and as a bonus, it includes a four-chapter preview of the sequel, which releases February 3rd.

 

Oh, and did I mention the best part? IT’S FREE!

You can download UNTIL MIDNIGHT from the following e-tailers:

 

*If you live outside the USA, no worries. I’ve uploaded the story to Scribd for you. (The only downside is it doesn’t include the bonus preview chapters, due to technical reasons from the publisher.) Link: http://www.scribd.com/AuthorMelissaLanders

 

To celebrate this new release, I’m offering TWO lucky winners an autographed swag pack complete with a personalized bookplate, mini-poster, bookmarks, and stickers—open internationally! Just fill out the rafflecopter form below.
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Best of luck, and happy reading!

 

Landers-smallBIO: Melissa Landers writes romantic science fiction for teens and the young at heart. To learn more, or just to say hello, visit her at www.melissa-landers.com