Monday, October 26, 2015

Harper Winter 2016 Tour: Blood Passage

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Today, we have a super special feature that I'm sure you've seen now a few times. Today I'm featuring Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios. This is the second book I'm Dark Caravan series, and it has everything that you could want. It has drama, it has Romance, it has magic and it has the beautiful West Coast. More about Blood Passage:

A jinni who's lost everything.

A master with nothing to lose.

A revolutionary with everything to gain.

When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.

Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what's more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.

Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second installment of the Dark Passage Cycle.
To buy Blood Passage or just to learn more follow these links!

Amazon :: Barnes and Noble :: Goodreads

More about the fabulous author:

Heather DemetriosWhen she’s not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, the first in the Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series, and I’ll Meet You There. She is the founder of Live Your What, an organization dedicated to fostering passion in people of all ages and creating writing opportunities for underserved youth. Find out more about Heather and her books at and, or come hang out with her on Twitter (@HDemetrios) and any number of social media sites.

If you're new to the party, we've got some cool stuff going on. Other than highlighting this wonderful book, Hannah from The Irish Banana put together this awesome tour where you can win not one, not two! But Three Awesome prizes! More information is below. To start, I am offering a pre-order of Blood Passage to one lucky winner!!

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5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Fall 2015 Catalog
5 books are: The Lies About Truth, Walk on Earth A Stranger, Dreamland, Dumplin’, and Da Vinci’s Tiger

How to enter:
Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Winter 2016 Tour (a total of 45). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to:

Prize Rules:

1.)    Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize

2.)    Winner must be over 13

3.)    Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted.

4.)    Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.

5.)    All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 11/30/2015.

6.)    Winners will be selected 12/1/2015 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.

7.)    Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top 10 Wishes for the Book Genie

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This week on Top 10 Tuesday, we are discussing the top 10 wishes we would like granted from the Book Genie :) In no particular order, here are my Top 10 Wishes!

1) Meet Marissa Meyer
I sadly did not win the writing contest she held recently where winners would get to go meet her at her release party for Winter on November 10 and receive a signed copy. So this wish sadly remains on my list. She still remains one of my favorite authors of all time (and I guess I could also include in this wish, to know what she thought of my fanfic ^.^)
2)  Be able to read super-fast and remember everything
So this may be a weirdly written wish, but I think it's something every book fanatic with a plethora of unread books and not enough time to read, wishes for. I would wish for some way to be able to finish a book in like 30 minutes but remember everything detail of the book. Just think of the possibilities!! Being able to read multiple books a day while also not neglecting my job :)

3) Book boyfriend, come to life
Like many readers, it is hard to pick just one Book Boyfriend, that's why I have failed to give a specific name. I love Rowan from Heir of Fire for his loyalty, Sage from The False Prince for his wit and sarcasm, the male superheroes from any superhero comic (priority to Nightwing, Aqualad and Flash/Kid Flash) because we all need some superheroes in our lives, pretty much every male character from The Lunar Chronicles just because they are amazing their own way, and also every male protagonist from The Black Dagger Brotherhood because... well who doesn't want to meet a sexy, protective vampire (who doesn't sparkle). 
4) Bad-ass Heroine, come to life
I can't just focus on the awesome possible book boyfriends. There are some really awesome heroines I would love to meet. Celaena from Throne of Glass, Charley Davidson from The Charley Davidson series, any female protagonist from The Lunar Chronicles because they are just as awesome as their male counterparts, and any female superhero (priority to Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Supergirl, and Wonder girl) because again... who doesn't want some superheroes in their lives. 

5) Ability to jump into a book
I think this is also something every avid reader wants to do at one point; I want to be able to just jump into any book world and become part of the story. Whether it's to meet the characters or just to see how you would survive, I'd love to be able to put myself into the story!

6) Own a super popular book store
One of my dream jobs is to own and run a popular book store :) Spending my whole day surrounded by books and people who love books would be absolutely perfect!

7) The perfect reading nook
In addition to a perfect house, I would like the perfect reading nook! This would include massive amounts of books shelves for all my books, and a super comfy area for reading. This area would have both places to lay down as well as sit. I would also like surround sound capabilities for audiobooks and playing my instrumental music while I read (if you ever read with instrumental music playing and the music matches the mood of the book... it's like a theater in your mind!!) 

8) Flawlessly write an amazing book
I've been working on my own novel since high school, with another novel I started in college. With my job, I don't have as much time to spend writing and editing as I would like. So I'd definitely ask the Book Genie to help me finish my books and make them the best to my ability :) That's not to say make them the best period, though that would be nice. I would just like to finish them and be proud of them :-D

9) Pause the world and read
This kind of goes with my #2, and if I can't read super fast, I would like to be able to pause the world whenever I get stressed or just feel the need (especially during those late night where I have school the next day but NEED to finish the book I'm reading). 

10) Teen Titans comics all in one collection
When I was first trying to figure out where to start with the Teen Titans comics, I had to research for a long time where to start and what the order should be. To make life easier, I would love all the Teen Titans comics in a volume collection, in correct reading order, starting from the 1980's The New Teen Titans and going through to The New 52. 

Tell me.... What would be your top wish?? Comment or post a link in the comments!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Review: Alchemystic (Spellmason Chronicles #1)

Author: Anton Strout
Goodreads Rating: 3.17
Pages: 290
Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City, even though her family is rich in real estate, including a towering Gothic Gramercy Park building built by her great-great-grandfather. But the truth of her bloodline is revealed when she is attacked on the street and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure. A figure who knows the Belarus name…

Lexi’s great-great-grandfather was a Spellmason—an artisan who could work magic on stone. But in his day, dark forces conspired against him and his, so he left a spell of protection on his family. Now that Lexi is in danger, the spell has awoken her ancestor’s most trusted and fearsome creation: a gargoyle named Stanis.

Lexi and Stanis are equally surprised to find themselves bound to each other. But as they learn to work together, they realize that only united can they save the city they both love…

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blog Tour: A Madness So Discreet

Author: Mindy McGinnis
Goodreads Rating: 3.84
Pages: 384
Format: ARC from the Publisher
Publisher:  Katherine Tegan Books

Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.


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