Cover Reveal: Imperfect Chaos by Marie York

Synopsis

The only thing Nixon Bennett ever excelled at is fighting. No one ever understood him, especially his parents and sister.Then Brooklyn Davis walks into his gym, and his world shifts.

Brooklyn is just like him in so many ways, and yet so fragile in others.

Can she fix this broken boy even though she’s broken herself?

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About the Author

Marie York is an American writer who works the corporate circuit by day but come nightfall transforms into a steamy writer. She loves the city life and a good cocktail.

Review: The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion by J.D. Netto

the whispers of the fallen rebellionThe Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion by J.D. Netto
Series: The Whispers of the Fallen #2
Published by Untreed Reads on May 30th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Source: Finished copy from author
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four-stars

Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.

The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.

Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.

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This sequel. Guys… This sequel was woah. Just mind-blowing! This was a hundred times better than the first book!! So much more happens and the first ends in a cliffhanger. J.D. Netto immediately picks up right where the first ended. I love that we get multiple point of views split into different parts. I love getting different perspectives respectably in a fantasy world like this! We get more description (at least in my opinion) because everyone has a different view on this world! I’ve become really attached to these characters and I’m nervous but excited to see what happens in the third book. J.D. Netto is definitely a talented author. There wasn’t a time in this book were I didn’t have the feeling of putting the book down. I wanted to continue reading until I got to the very end. There was no slow parts, always constant action and always something happening!

You will come to love all the characters… Not just the good guys. Even the bad guys! Maybe not LOVE them, but love to hate them kind of thing. ;)

Be prepared to binge both the first 2 books and to lose lots of sleep over the books. They are extremely hard to put down and a wild ride! I recommend to fans of the fantasy genre and those who are looking for an action packed, fast paced book. The book doesn’t disappoint!

 

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“War brings out the warrior in all of us, does it not?” — The Whispers of the Fallen, J.D. Netto

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“Courage is the greatest weapon we could ever hope to wield.” — The Whispers of the Fallen, J.D. Netto

Release Day Blitz: Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s DREAM OF YOU!! DREAM OF YOU is a Contemporary Romance novella in Jennifer’s Wait For You Series! This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!!

 

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EXCERPT:

Detective Hart asked a few more questions. Did I notice if they had gotten in a car? No. Was a name even spoken? Not that I recalled. Did they say anything to the man they shot? I wasn’t sure. Eventually, he got up and left the room to retrieve some photos they wanted me to look at.

I was alone with Colton.

Any other time I probably would’ve been beside myself with nervousness, but at this point, I barely registered his presence. All I wanted to do was go home and forget this night.

“Abby?”

My gaze slowly lifted at the sound of my name. His voice was deep and gruff—a morning voice.

He leaned toward me, placing his arms on the table. Short dark hairs dusted powerful forearms. The few times I’d seen him over the years, I hadn’t been in close proximity to him, but now I could see the tiny differences between the Colton I’d admired from afar in high school and the one sitting in front of me, some ten years later. Fine lines had formed around the corners of his eyes. His jaw seemed harder, and the five-o’clock shadow was something new.

Something sexy.

I really needed to stop thinking in general.

“Are you sure you’re okay, Abby?” he asked, and real concern filled his voice.

I shook my head slowly as a shiver raced down my spine. “Yes. No? I’m sorry. I’m so tired.”

“I can imagine.” He glanced at the door as he moved his shoulders, as if working out a kink. “We’ll get you home soon.”

Slouching in the metal chair, I sighed. “Is this…the start of your shift or…?”

Colton’s cobalt gaze tracked back to me. “I usually get off around eight, but we work in cycles for homicide calls. It was our weekend.”

“Sorry,” I whispered, and then frowned. “I don’t even know why I apologized. It’s got to be hard working those kinds of hours, having to be on call.”

“I imagine it is for some, especially those with a family.” One side of his lips quirked up, and despite the dire situation, my stomach dipped a bit. He lifted his left hand. “Obviously, I’m not married. I wouldn’t know.”
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DREAM OF YOU Synopsis:

Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she’s ever seen – Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

 

Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 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.

 

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Release Day Blitz: An Inconvenient Dare by Bethany Lopez

imageTitle: An Inconvenient Dare
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Author: Bethany Lopez
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Summary: Vanessa has been so busy working her way up the corporate ladder that she’s forgotten all about sex over the past two years. When her best friend dares her to pick up a sexy stranger with panty-dropping dimples, she takes the dare and approaches Enrique. Sensing Vanessa’s uncertainty, Enrique gives her full control in the bedroom…until he doesn’t.

What started as an inconvenient dare turns into more than Vanessa ever expected, but when she learns the secret Enrique’s been keeping, will she be able to forgive him, or will she forgo her chance at happiness?

About Bethany Lopez: Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Secrets Don’t Keep by Elora Ramirez

 

Today we’re revealing the cover of Secrets Don’t Keep by Elora Ramirez! I absolutely love this cover and I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you!!
Title: Secrets Don’t Keep

Author: Elora Ramirez

Release Day: August 10th

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My name is Kera Collins, and I would do anything for a golden nod.

At first glance, my life appears perfect: the best friends, the best school, the attention of Dex Albright, the deliciously irresistible grandson to the Headmaster. All I need is the prestige behind La Boheme, an elite secret society formed within the walls of my school, and my life would be complete. Once I’m in, I’ll be the one with all of the secrets.

It’s just…no one told me these secrets could kill.

 

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“Tell me again about cherry trees and spring time and eating sunbeams.” I whisper in his ear.

“Why should sunbeams get all the fun?” He growls and I laugh quietly.

Both of my hands are on either side of his face. I’m gripping the soft area above his neck. Our tongues meet and I press myself against him, the sparrow inside my chest turning into a phoenix, lit and ready. I wrap one leg around his hip and position myself against the shelf, pulling away just enough to look in his eyes. I want to see the clouded look that takes over when he’s lost in the feel of me. His hands grab me and I gasp.

This is much, much better than Neruda.

We’re a tangled piece of hormones, begging for some type of release.

And then —

We’re crashing against the floor, Dex covering my mouth with his hand. I start to claw at his arm because what the hell?

He doesn’t waste any time. Leaning forward to where his lips begin to tickle the edges of my ear, he whispers.

“Someone’s here.”

I press my hands against his chest, pushing him back so I can look him in the eyes.

“What do you mean someone’s here,” I hiss.

And then I hear it. Or…them, actually. Soft footsteps. My eyes widen and Dex places his finger on my lips. Despite the severity of the situation, I have a strange desire to bite it.

Or lick it. He sees my gaze shift downward and he hides a smile.

“Behave,” he mouths.

I shrug again, my shoulder scraping against the wooden floor. I stretch my neck and try to get a look at who could possibly be in the library at this hour.

“Kera?”

I jerk my head back toward Dex, and he looks at me in confusion. My heart thuds against my chest. I grab his wrist and pull his finger away from my lips.

“Season?”

Dex opens his mouth like he’s about to say something and I put my hand up to quiet him. In a heap of arms and legs, I try and make my way to a standing position but my best friend finds me bending over, Dex kneeling in front of me with his bow tie akimbo around his neck.

“Kera?”

I swallow and turn around, my face breaking into a smile. I’m thinking of excuses. I’m thinking of how I can explain the tête-à-tête she seems to have interrupted. I’m thinking…my eyes find hers and I gasp.

Holy shit.

She’s been crying. Her eyes, normally a bottomless shade of crystallized green, blink away new tears. I walk over to her, rearranging my dress with each step.

“Ohmigod. Season. What happened?” I reach for her but she twists away. Her arms and legs are covered in scratches and twigs keep falling out of her burgundy curls. She moves to hide her arms and looks away for a brief moment before catching Dex’s gaze and bouncing to me.

She’s skittish, and her eyes — they’ve lost all glimmer of Season.

A weight settles on my chest and I fight to stand still, to not turn and run. This is not life. This is not supposed to happen. Not here. Not Season. I brush away the silence between us, willing her to look at me. I reach for her again and she startles, putting her hand up in front as a defense. She blinks and focuses on me, her eyes feral.

“I knew you’d be here. I knew — I got your text an-and they said you would…”

“S, what’s going on? Why — what are you doing here? Did something happen?” I wrinkle my brow and turn to find Dex walking toward us, his bowtie now perfectly positioned against his neck. He’s working on his cufflinks and staring at Season with his mouth all twisted. I can’t tell if he’s bothered by the interruption or by Season’s condition.

She coughs and whimpers and I shoot her a look.

“Season…”

“It’s Sebastian.” She wipes at her cheeks with her hands, her fingers reaching for each other in a form of desperation.

Anger vibrates against me but deeper than that, there’s a fear. A cold-blooded fear I can’t explain. Something isn’t right and I don’t know how to fix it and my best friend is standing in front of me like she’s been turned inside out and back again. Black spots fill my vision and then grow clear.

“What happened. Where’s Sebastian?” I move closer and she grabs my arm. I stop and look at her. She’s shaking her head.

“You know —.” Her words stumble over each other and it’s enough for me to freeze in place. I turn to look at her and she closes her eyes and takes a breath.

“We were in the woods. They found us. Th-they took him.”

“Who took him?” Dex steps closer, his face now the picture of concern. “Wait. Did you say someone told you we would be here?”

The muscles in his cheek twitch. I reach for his hand.

There are moments in life where we can spot the change coming. Whether it’s intuition or cycles or whatever, these are the seconds and minutes that turn into catalysts. Once they pass, life is forever categorized as Before and After.

This is what I feel hovering above us, waiting to descend and take over. I close my eyes and wait and wonder if I can keep it from happening.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

If I can wish hard enough, maybe we can go back to where I’m leaning against the shelves, Dex pressing up against me. Maybe even before that — back to when I first saw him, standing with the lacrosse team the day I moved into Ivy Hall. I let go of Dex’s hand and clutch at the bottom of my dress and feel myself waver. Dex grabs my elbow.

I open my eyes and find Season looking at me, tears rushing down her cheeks.

“La Boheme.” she whispers. “They’re the ones who took Sebastian.”

 

About Elora Ramirez:

1555334_10153643110030004_531682707_nElora Ramirez lives in Austin, Texas with her chef-husband. At the age of four, she taught herself how to read and write, cutting her teeth on books like Dr. Seuss and writing anywhere she could find the space–including her Fisher Price kitchen set, the pages of picture books and Highlights Magazine. Since then, she’s grown to love the way words feel as they swell within her bones. Writing holy and broken is her calling, and pushing back the darkness and pursuing beauty through story is her purpose. She embraces the power of story and teaches women from all parts of the world how to embrace theirs. She has a knack of calling things out , the truth and the detail, the subversive threads that make a life a story. She loves hip-hop, wishes she lived by the beach and cannot write without copious amounts of coffee, chocolate, music, and her husband’s lavender liqueur.

 

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Review: The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto

the whispers of the fallenThe Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto
Series: The Whispers of the Fallen #1
Published by Tristar Publishing Group on October 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 286
Source: Finished copy from author
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four-stars

Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.

Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and its guardians. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.

Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.

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Fantasy is one of those genres that I’m still not that familiar with. You definitely have to be in the mood for fantasy and to be honest, it doesn’t happen very often for me. J.D. Netto contacted me about 7 months ago asking if I’d like to review them. After seeing Sasha (Booktuber) rave about the books, I knew I needed to give it a shot. I’m surprised at how amazing this was! I had originally started reading it in February only to make it through a couple chapters to be put back down due to school.

One of my absolute favorite genres is paranormal which this is part of. J.D. Netto is definitely a talented writer. I had such a difficult time putting down the books because I was so immersed in this world. I immediately started the second book after finishing this one. Most peoples problems with fantasy is the world building. He does such an amazing job at vividly painting this world into our heads that I felt as if I was watching a movie. The plot line was so fast paced and nothing ever slowed down. Just when you thought Issac and his crew were going to catch a break, another obstacle was thrown their way.

This was such a great book and I recommend to fantasy fans. Or even those who liked fantasy with a touch of paranormal!

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“Humanity chose the fall, now it is up to you to redeem and rise.” — The Whispers of the Fallen, J.D. Netto

Stacking the Shelves (#29): The Slacking Edition

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Meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where I post all the bookish things I’ve received/purchased either physical or e-book.

The last time I did a ‘stacking the shelves’ post was the week after I attended RT Book Lovers Convention. Honestly I have been slacking on my blog. I fell extremely behind in reviews, I’m still way too far behind. I review everything I read. I think I’m going to change my reviewing ways, because it’s too much. I’ve also been having issues with my laptop and now double car issues. Good luck hasn’t been on my boyfriend and I’s side for a couple weeks now. But anywho, that can be discussed in something else. Let me show you what I’ve picked up since RT!!

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In the first one, Fractured was the new one. I already own Slated, I just wanted to include it in the picture. ;) Red Rising was the last book from my birthday book haul from Amazon. Literally came the VERY last day it could deliver… My dogs got ahold of the original paperback copies of the Delirium trilogy, so I’m having to replace them all. So far I have found a hardcover edition of Requiem and it was only $3 at Half Price Books. :) Dear John is a replacement copy for my old mass market (the size drives me crazy). Lastly Time Travelers Wife and Carrier of the Mark are both from my sister, Kamryn (@wanderlustreader on Instagram). She didn’t want them anymore and I know I’ll probably read them at some point.

Since living on my own, trying to control my book buying hasn’t been easy. It’s hard not wanting to spend money when you have bills, 3 small animals and all kind of grown up responsibilities. ;P but I think I’m doing pretty well honestly. :) well, that’s all I have for my haul. I’ll see you guys either in my next post or my next stacking the shelves!! :*

 

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