Thursday, February 28, 2013


Stops here 3/1

Welcome to my stop on the Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles Blog Tour! The tour is being hosted by AToMR Tours; you can find the complete tour schedule here. My stop includes reviews of Stalk Me and Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles 1 & 2) and a tour giveaway.

Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #1)Series: The Keatyn Chronicles #1
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Publisher: Bandit Publishing
Publication Date: 9/1/12
Format: ebook
Source: Received from author for review.

Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.

She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because really, things aren’t all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker. An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together. And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

When I started reading Stalk Me, I was told that this book and series is a total guilty pleasure. They were right. Stalk Me was...completely crazy, and a lot of fun. The blurb describes it as Gossip Girl-meets-Hollywood and that is very accurate. I would also add in that the story includes a hefty helping of Mean Girls, too.

Did I like Stalk Me? Yes, I did and I'm a little surprised because the main character, Keatyn is boy-crazed, appearance-obsessed, and more than a little flighty. I could compare her to Cher in Clueless. [ FYI: If you do not know this movie I want you to go away right now.] Keatyn is a girl of privilege, and she leads a life that ninety-nine percent of us could never relate to. I'm talking about a sixteen year-old who parties like a rockstar, drinking, surfing, and kissing her way around the world. She seems to have Hot Boy ADD, going back-and-forth between the two to three guys she claims to love. I'm going to just chalk the insanity up to her age and the Hollywood lifestyle. Like I said, total guilty pleasure.

Stalk Me was fun, with all of the partying, kissing, and social scene shenanigans. I will say that if you don't like characters who make mistakes, sometimes act like jerks, and lead a completely insane lifestyle, then I'm not sure you will enjoy the book. It is exactly like watching a CW show. If you're looking for characters whose lives resemble yours, you won't find it here.

BUT, The story is totally fun, and cute, and charming. Despite the fact Keatyn leads a crazy extravagant lifestyle, she is essentially a girl who wants to be liked for who she is, not for who her family is. She wants to be accepted, liked, and she wants a boy to fall in love with her for all the right reasons. And really, who can't relate to that.

Favorite Quote:

  He sighs and runs his hands through his hair. "You've lived a different life than most girls, Keats. You've been so many places, but yet you've been pretty sheltered. You seem to see your life like a movie; which part should I play today? Should I be the sweet girl? The butt-kicking soccer player? The polished, mature, well-traveled girl? The chill surfer girl? We all play different roles. It's part of figuring out who we really are."  ~59%

Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #2)Series: The Keatyn Chronicles #2
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Publisher: Bandit Publishing
Publication Date: 11/28/12
Format: eARC
Source: Received from author for review.

I've always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.

I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a Hottie God that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left

And so the insanity that is Keatyn's life continues. Sent to a boarding school to protect herself and her family from a crazed stalker, Keatyn just wants to fit in. Lead a normal life. But it's hard to blend in when every single guy in your school wants you. When the most popular girl in your school hates you. But Keatyn is a hard girl to keep down, and she intends to live her life the way she wants.

Kiss Me was a fun sequel to Stalk Me. I really like books set in boarding schools, especially co-ed schools, and this was no exception. The life these kids lead, I just can't even relate to on any level, but it's still fun to read about. When they talked about their mega expensive cars, clothes, homes, or the fact that they are able to obtain alcohol at any time without trouble, I have to remind myself that this is just fiction. These kids lead lives like those on television. Guilty pleasure.

Though I like the story and that it was set at boarding school, I don't feel like a lot happened in this installment of The Keatyn Chronicles. Keatyn is basically laying low, hiding from her stalker. Except for the times she runs off on an adventure, against everyone's wishes. And my gosh, her parents are just ridiculous! But still, even though I don't feel a lot happened plot-wise, there was a nice change in Keatyn's character. When she came to school, Keatyn was a girl who kisses every single guy she knows, declares her love every other day, and is just boy crazy. She made nice strides towards slowing down and just relaxing, letting things develop naturally. So I did like that.

It's hard for me to describe my feelings about Kiss Me. I liked it, I really did. I will say that I would only recommend this for very mature teens. There are a lot of scenes with drinking and smoking pot. And there are a lot of sexual situations. Scenes that I would say are physically responsible, if not emotionally. And I would take the story and series for what it is, a simply fun story.

Favorite Quote:

  I just want to go to school, make some friends, and try not to get killed in the process.
  Is that so much to ask for?  ~29%

The Keatyn Chronicles Series

Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #1)Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #2)Date Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #3)Love Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #4)Hate Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #5)
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Purchase Stalk Me and Kiss Me at:
About the author:
Jillian DoddJillian is the author of the That Boy series and The Keatyn Chronicles. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She lives in Texas with her family.

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Happy Friday, peeps! I'm guessing most of you have heard of a little book titled One Week Girlfriend...Today I have the cover for book two, Second Chance Boyfriend.
I am dying to get started on this series!

Second Chance Boyfriend (Drew + Fable #2)
Release Date: April 2013
Cover Designed by: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Cover Reveal Organized by: YA Bound Blog Tours

Summary from Goodreads:
Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her. 
But now I realize how truly lost I am without her. She has become my story…and even though she acts like she’s moved on, I know she still thinks about me just as much as I think about her. She’s beautiful, sweet—and so damn vulnerable, all I want to do is help her. Be there for her.
Love her… 
If only I could convince Fable to give me a second chance. Then I wouldn’t feel so lost anymore, and neither would she. We could be found together.

Take a look at the revamped cover of One Week Girlfriend:

One Week Girlfriend (Drew + Fable #1)
Release Date: 01/11/13

Summary from Goodreads:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
**Mature situations and sexual content - recommended for ages 17+**

Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…


I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.


About the Author
Monica Murphy is a writer, a wife and a mom. She drinks too much coffee and spends too much time in front of her computer. She likes to read, she watches bad reality TV and she sometimes acts younger than she really is. Though most of the time she's sure her kids think she's a complete buzz kill.
One Week Girlfriend, a new adult/contemporary romance, is Monica's first book. 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Eve of Darkness (Marked, #1)Series: Marked #1
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 1/8/13
Format: Paperback (reissued)
Pages: 348
Source: Received from publisher for review

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You

Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can’t forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She’s been branded with the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons, Eve’s former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor—and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.

Now Eve has become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
Having heard tons of praise for author Sylvia Day, but not having read any of her books for myself, I had somewhat good expectations for Eve of Darkness. I enjoy a lot of the adult urban fantasy books that I read. I loved Eve of Darkness.

The story places the reader immediately into the Marked world. It was definitely attention-grabbing, but it did take me a bit to gain my bearings. I actually even double-checked to make sure I didn't pick up the second book in the series. Once I realized that the story was going to go back and fill in the details, I was okay. The Marked world was pretty cool and definitely fascinating. There is a good amount of religious aspects to the story, but I wouldn't let that put you off if you are afraid to read books with religion. I found my background with religion to be helpful to me with the world-building, but I admit that I'm afraid my grandmother would be devastated! Nevertheless, though there are angels, I wouldn't shy away from Eve of Darkness if you don't like angel books. This read to me as more of a demon hunter story. And it rocked.

Eve is a badass. Minding her own business, she gets dragged into this insane world where she must fight demons and grapple with a world in which she is a pawn. Eve just sort of accepted the situation, which may be a tad unrealistic, but I was just happy that I didn't have to read about her denial of reality for pages on end. It should also be noted that Eve is biracial, Japanese/American. I loved her ethnicity and wanted to point that out for those looking for more diversity in their books.

As for the men in Eve's life, Cain and Abel. Yes, that Cain and Abel. These two have been fighting since the beginning of the world, and the battle for Eve is no exception. The man are seriously sexy, seriously aggravating and seriously dangerous. I kind of loved them. They both have been involved with Eve, both seem to care for her. I'm not sure whose team I'm on, but I'm definitely leaning towards Cain. AND...this book is suuuuper steamy. Like, steamy enough that I was blushing and trying to hide my book as I was reading on a plane. YUM.

Overall, I would say Eve of Darkness was pretty fantastic. Despite my initial confusion, I quickly fell in love and read the book in a matter of a couple hours. I will say that if you read it, definitely have book two, Eve of Destruction on hand because you will need that book immediately.

Favorite Quote:

  Reed ran the bitten side of the apple from the hollow of her throat down to her cleavage. Shivering, Eve reached behind her and gripped the edge of the counter. He lowered his head slowly, watching her, giving her time to pull away. His tongue touched her skin and slid up the trail he'd made in a long, slow glide. His teeth nipped at her chin, then he moved to take her mouth.  ~pg. 69

Eve of Destruction (Marked, #2)
Series: Marked #2
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 1/29/13
Format: Paperback (reissued)
Pages: 432
Source: Received from publisher for review

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You

Class is in, but Evangeline Hollis is struggling to get through the requisite training to be a full-fledged Mark. When her class goes on a field trip to an abandoned military base, passing the course isn’t just a matter of pride…it’s a matter of life and death. There’s a demon hidden among them, killing off Eve’s classmates one by one. As the body count mounts, a ragtag team of cable TV ghost hunters unwittingly stumbles into the carnage. Now keeping the Mark system secret competes with the need to keep the “paranormal researchers” alive. With Cain on assignment and Abel on an investigation, Eve must fly solo on her hunt to stop a killer before he strikes again.
*** This review will be spoiler-free for Eve of Destruction*** 
This book. THIS BOOK. I thought Eve of Destruction was going to kill me. The story picks up soon after Eve of Darkness ends, and did not quit surprising me and holding me on the edge until the very end.
I was a little worried at the beginning of Eve of Destruction. Second books in a series, particularly Urban Fantasy, sometimes feel a bit lacking to me. The world has been established. The characters have been formed. It's time to get to business. I did not feel let down at all in this installment of the Marked series. Eve has survived her first few weeks of being a Mark; now she must train. Her training sends her off to a "boot camp", where she is under the guidance of her Archangel. Training doesn't go as planned, at all. In fact, things are going to hell, in the literal sense. Marks are dying, in a supposedly safe environment, and Eve needs to figure out who is behind the carnage, or she will be next. What's worse is that her guys, Cain and Abel, aren't there to save her now.
Cain and Abel. These two... man, I can't even believe how much I like these guys. They have been at odds since the beginning, and I love the way the antagonize one another. In the last book, I couldn't decide which guy I liked the best, but I think I'm totally Team Alec Cain. He is so sexy and fun and I honestly believe he is so in love with Eve. As for Reed Abel, I do like him, too. I think there's a lot more going on with him than I originally thought, though we don't get much from his point of view. Despite being the "good" brother, he is definitely a little rough(er) around the edges when it comes to Eve. And though she wants to be with Cain, she is without a doubt drawn to Abel and his wicked ways. The chemistry between Eve and the brothers is intense. And deliciously complicated. She loves one, but is drawn to both. I was a little sad that Eve of Destruction had fewer steamy moments (no judging me), but I did love what few moments I got.
Eve of Destruction had a HUGE plot twist that I did not think would come until further down the road. I was completely blindsided, and I felt majorly distraught. But, I have to say, that it was well played by Day, because I am dying, DYING for Eve of Chaos. That book will be a drop everything and read for me.

Favorite Quote:

  He loved who Eve was and that wasn't going to change, but he also missed the eighteen-year-old girl who'd given her innocence to him. That was one of the penalties for his sin, the same penalty his parents had paid when they gave in to temptation -- you can take what you shouldn't, but in the end you still won't get what you wanted.  ~ pg 82

  "Right now, I could tell you to cool off with a shower and an ice pack. I could tell you to find the blonde who has issues with you and knock out some stress that way. I could suggest that you slip away and get yourself off without me. But I'm not going to do any of those things, Eve, because I need to be your go-to guy." He paused, then, "And I need Abel to not be that guy."  ~pg 225

The Marked Series
(click on cover for GoodReads page)
Eve of Darkness (Marked, #1)Eve of Destruction (Marked, #2)Eve of Chaos (Marked, #3)


Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Never Too Far (Too Far, #2)Series: Too Far #2
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 2/26/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from author for review

He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.

What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.
Let me just get this out of the way, I loved Fallen Too Far to a ridiculous degree. You're not surprised, right?? It's no secret that I am a huge fan and supporter of Abbi Glines. So it shouldn't be a surprise that I loved this book.

But, to tell the truth, I am a little surprised by how much I love Never Too Far. I really liked Fallen Too Far. The story was pretty gritty and the family dynamic was so twisted, though, that I was left a bit frazzled. I just didn't see some of the twists coming, which is a huge credit to Glines. I really needed to sit on the story awhile to truly appreciate it.

Never Too Far was the polar opposite to Fallen Too Far. Here's why: Fallen Too Far was an introduction to these characters and Glines completely broke them down. Never Too Far was a story that built the characters back up and put the pieces of them and their lives back together. A completion to their story. It was about the truth, trust, and love. Love that can stand up to any test.

The characters in Never Too Far were exactly who I needed them to be. I know that sounds egotistical, but it's true. Life has kicked the crap out of Blair, but she determined to take control. I think I tend to forget how young she was, only nineteen, and I loved her resilience, her grace in the hardest of circumstances. And I loved Rush Finlay. This poor boy is broken, a complete mess since Blair left him. I loved his patience with Blair, his devotion to her, and the fact that he will do whatever it takes to make things right with her. That's not to say these two don't have obstacles, and surprises along the way. But the way these two faced the challenges, and surpassed my hopeful expectations made me a happy, happy reader.

At this point, I think everyone knows Abbi Glines can write a steamy book. I will go on the record and say this is her Hottest. Book. Yet. Good lord, I thought my Kindle was going to burst into flames. Along with my face. I seriously had to set my Kindle down, cover my face, and giggle. And honestly, it's not that anything scandalous or outrageous happened. I just love the raw honesty and passion. And let's just say the fact that Rush has a tongue ring doesn't hurt.  I'm blushing and giggling again just thinking about Rush and Blair.

Fallen Too Far was everything I wanted and hoped for. It was sweet, passionate, made me do the Ugly Cry, and is my favorite Abbi Glines book yet.

Favorite Quote:

  He stood up and his steady gaze held mine. "No man has ever loved a woman as much as I love you. Nothing will ever come before you. I don't know what else I have to do to prove to you that I won't let you down again. I won't hurt you. You don't have to be alone anymore. I need you." 

The Too Far Series 
Fallen Too Far (Too Far, #1)Never Too Far (Too Far, #2)Twisted Perfection (Too Far, #3)
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 Purchase Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far at:
Amazon   |  Barnes & Noble

About the author:

Abbi Glines was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the small town of Sumiton, Alabama where she left the summer she turned eighteen. She didn’t get far… she chased her high school sweetheart down to the coast and she’s been there every since.

Abbi now lives in the quaint southern town of Fairhope, Alabama with her three children and husband Keith (the high school sweetheart she chased after). Her life is never dull and Keith always makes sure there is another “experience” for them to explore.

Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, andThe New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far. Currently she is working on Never Too Far, the sequel to Fallen too Far.
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.
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Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's WoW selection is...

Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)Series: On Dublin Street #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: NAL
Publication Date: 5/7/13
Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.
Why I'm Waiting ~   I was a little late to join the On Dublin Street bandwagon, but I'm here! I'm very curious to read Johanna's book, she was something else in book one. Plus, the cover is gorgeous!
What are you waiting on? Leave a comment and I'll come check it out!


Monday, February 25, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Blood's Pride Blog Tour! This book looks like a WIN for lovers of Epic Fantasy! My post includes a book spotlight, interview with author Evie Manieri, and a giveaway. Thanks to the folks at Tor Publishing for inviting me to take part in the tour.
Blood's PrideSeries: Shattered Kingdom's #1
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 2/19/13

Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laid waste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peaceful fisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners, the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation.

Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the dark corridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, an infamous mercenary, to aid their fledgling uprising—but with her own shadowy ties to the region, she is a frighteningly volatile ally. Has she really come to lead a revolution, or for a more sinister purpose all her own?

This thrilling new epic fantasy is set in a quasi-Medieval Mediterranean region, drawing together the warrior culture of Vikings, the wanderlust of desert nomads, and the oracles of ancient Greece. Evie Manieri's Blood's Pride is an intricate, lush fantasy novel full of taut action, gut-wrenching betrayal, and soaring romance.
Interview with Evie Manieri  

Describe Blood's Pride, Twitter-style. 
EM:  Blood’s Pride is about an epic rebellion, but one in which the action takes place on a very personal level – or put another way, a fantasy novel as told by an unabashed shipper.

What was your inspiration for the story?
EM:  The book really started with a single image that came to me - that of the Mongrel appearing out of the desert (in very much the way she’s pictured on the US cover in fact!). She’s someone stuck between opposite poles, someone being pulled apart by forces outside her control, but she’s not going to go quietly. She’s come back to end things, one way or the other.

The setting was inspired by some traveling I did a while ago in Greece, Turkey, and Spain. There was a starkness to some of those landscapes, a glaring intensity that not only fit the story but helped me to develop it as well.

What do you think sets Blood's Pride apart from other books in the genre?
EM:  There’s a wonderful variety of stuff coming out now in the fantasy world - it’s hard to keep up! Some of the aspects of Blood’s Pride that may differ from common assumptions about epic fantasy (not that those assumptions are always right) is that it is focused on a very specific geographic area, the action takes place during a condensed timeframe of just a few days, and there’s a focus on relationships over politics or military might (though there’s plenty of that too!). A fair number of the central characters are trained warriors, so there are intense battles – but the battles are complicated by the interpersonal relationships between those characters. In Blood’s Pride, violence is something close, not something distant or abstract, and the concept of heroes becomes very complicated.

Writing an Epic Fantasy seems daunting. How did you keep it all in order while you were writing?
EM:  Some of it I can keep in my head, and for the rest I use all kinds of things – index cards, notebooks, sticky notes, maps, timelines – to make sure I’m not crossing myself up. For one pivotal scene involving most of the main characters and multiple points of view, I built a crude model with cardboard from the recycling bin and my daughter’s action figures. That was fun. I would probably do that more often, except that building models is a lot easier than writing, and I don’t think I trust myself to use my time responsibly.

I'm guessing you're a fan of Epic Fantasy. Do you have a favorite book/series in that genre?
EM:  I really enjoyed Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series when I read them years ago. When I was younger I adored Susan Cooper’s Dark is Rising series, though I don’t think it’s considered epic fantasy. I’ve re-read those books several times as an adult, and enjoy them just as much now.

Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
EM:  No, not really. I spent so many years working around a demanding day job and family responsibilities that a routine wasn’t really an option. On the upside, that experience taught me that it’s possible to work pretty much anytime, anywhere.

What book (besides your own, of course) do you wish everyone would read?
EM:  Dorothy L Sayers’ detective fiction, specifically the ones with Harriet Vane: STRONG POISON (1930), HAVE HIS CARCASE (1932), and GAUDY NIGHT (1935). I’ve also recommended OF HUMAN BONDAGE, by W. Somerset Maugham, to most of my friends. It’s a book that went out of fashion some time ago, but it’s a personal favorite.

What message would you like for readers to get from Blood's Pride?
EM:  There will always be people who want to tell you who you are. The people who really care about you won’t tell you: they’ll help you figure it out for yourself.

 **Thanks to Evie for taking the time to answer my questions.**
About the author:
 Evie Manieri graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Mediaeval History and Theatre, disciplines that continue to influence her work in about equal measure. She is enthralled by intricacy, and when not weaving together the threads of her plots, she can be found knitting airy lace shawls and singing Renaissance polyphony. Evie lives with her family in New York.
Connect with Evie at:
Website  |  Twitter  |  GoodReads  |  Facebook
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Happy Tuesday, peeps! Today I have a cover reveal for Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn. This reveal was coordinated by AToMR Tours, and the cover was designed by Okay Creations.

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 3/13

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.
You can also find Emancipating Andie on Facebook

Priscilla GlennPriscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three beautiful children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years. Glenn has written three books, although Back to You is her first published novel. Her guilty pleasures include great books, good wine, anything chocolate, and Robert Pattinson :)



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:

·Grab your current read
·Open to a random page
·Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
·Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others.

Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles.

Eve of Darkness (Marked, #1)Series: Marked #1
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 1/8/13

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You

Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can’t forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She’s been branded with the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons, Eve’s former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor—and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.

Now Eve has become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.

My Teaser ~

  Her voice came as no more than a whisper. "I haven't done anything wrong."
  "You're right, angel. You haven't." His lips pressed hard to her damp forehead.
  "Then wny?"
  He exhaled harshly. "Becuase of me. Because I couldn't resist you."  ~pg 39

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