Monthly Archives: July 2013

SAVE THE DATE {23} Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
SERIES: Between #1
AUTHOR: April Genevieve Tucholke
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: August 15th 2013 by Dial
EDITION: Hardcover, 368 pages
CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Gothic, Demons, Horror, August 2013 Release, April Genevieve Tucholke, Dial Publishing

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.
Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

MY THOUGHTS: Horror is one of those genres that I don’t read enough of, but when I do, I really enjoy them. Being described as a ‘thrilling dread of gothic horror… a dreamy twisting contemporary romance…’ sounds like it’s going to appeal to lovers of gothic horror novels and paranormal, as well as those who enjoy contemporary and romance. I’m very curious to see how this one is, especially since it’s already got pretty good reviews on Goodreads. 
What are your thoughts on this one? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Reading!

I LOVE YOUR COVER {6}

Hey Bookworms! This is a new weekly meme that I’ve created to combine my love of books with my love of art. These posts will focus on cover art only. Enjoy!
NOTE: Last week a follower commented on whether there was a way to participate in this meme. If you are a blogger and you are interested in posting I Love Your Cover posts on your blog, please comment below or email me. I’d be happy to set up a linky to link your posts up, as well as come up with a list of topics for the future.  If you are a follower and want to suggest covers or topics, comment or email me! I’ll make sure you get credit in the post.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Contemporary Covers

Pushing the Limits [Pushing the Limits #1] by Katie McGarry
Okay, this one I have definitely read, and gave it a coveted 5-Star Rating (which means yes, if you haven’t read it yet… you need to go do that. Like, now.) This is one intense book, and I love the fact that I get that same vibe from the cover. It’s not too lovey-dovey, and it doesn’t suffer from ‘Let’s rip each other’s clothes off and practically do the dirty on the cover’ like I see a lot of the New Adult book covers showing. This one keeps it clean, but still lets you know something cray-cray is going down between these two lovebirds! 
Like I’ve been mentioning in a few past I Love Your Cover’s, I really dig it when covers use a limited palette of just a few colors. With Contemporaries you don’t really need insane, crazy colors or an air of mystery like with paranormals or fantasies. Contemporaries can be anything they like – whimsical, plain, over-the-top… there’s a freedom that I think isn’t available to every genre out there. This one takes the plain, simple approach which is so misleading with what is between those covers! I don’t think it’s a great cover, but it’s not horrible by any means. FINAL SCORE: 2.50/5.00

Anna and the French Kiss [Anna and the French Kiss #1] by Stephanie Perkins

And yet another one that I’ve actually read… considering Contemporary is my least-read genre. I actually picked this one up because of the cover. I adore books set in Paris, or really in France in general. I don’t know why, but I do. And what I like about contemporaries set in other countries, is that it’s a refreshing change from what we know as everyday life. 
So the first thing that pulled me in, is the Eiffel Tower. I love that it’s center of the cover, but blurred just enough to bring your eye too it, but not keep it there too long. As soon as I see that, my eye then goes to “Anna” and then to her hand and the “Mystery Boy’s” hand. 
I really like the placement of the title, and adore the font that was used! The green matching the grass ties the two together, and then the author’s name at the bottom in white works wonderfully! This cover is also more simple, and not overly crowded and there aren’t too many things that our eye wants to try and take in. By keeping it simple, we are able to get a quick idea of what the book will be about, and I think that is great. FINAL SCORE: 5.00/5.00

Perfect Chemistry [Perfect Chemistry #1] by Simone Elkeles
Finally, one I haven’t read! This series has high ratings on Goodreads and I’ve been meaning to read them… but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Another contemporary taking the plain, simple route with cover design. 
This one is nice, in that it really makes us focus on the couple on the cover. There is an incredibly intense connection between these two (I assume Brittany & Alex from what the summary on GR says!) and it kind of makes me want to go get the book from the library immediately! 
I love how the only colors used in the background are black, some gray, and then the “blurred” title in white, and the author’s name in red tie in with the simple black and white shirts of the models. Keeping it all the same colors really makes it uniformed and balanced, and lets up keep guessing on the relationship and lives of the couple. FINAL SCORE: 3.00/5.00

The Vincent Boys [The Vincent Boys #1] by Abbi Glines
There are two covers out there for this one, and I am going to review them both. I own a copy of this book (but have not yet read it), and the one I own is the first one that I’ll talk about.
This cover is the paperback release cover, which came out in October of 2012. It is definitely different than it’s hardcover companion, but I don’t know if I’d necessarily say it’s better or worse. In my opinion, the models seem a bit too old for the characters in the book that they are supposed to be representing. I would go more with New Adult than Young Adult for this one, based on the cover alone and not what it is actually about. I get a very “physical” vibe from the cover, and would assume that it’s got more sexual content than a YA book would. 
Again, this cover follows the previous ones with a subdued cover; black and white for the background, and a pop of pink for the title, and green for the author’s name on a white background front and center. Overall, it’s not an awful cover, but I feel like it could have more to it. Even though I did buy it, more from seeing it around on blogs, I don’t think the cover alone would pull me in and purchase it. FINAL SCORE: 2.50/5.00
The hardcover version has more color than it’s paperback partner, but I don’t think this one is necessarily all that great either.  While this one uses more color, which definitely draws my eye to it more than the black and white of the paperback, where the paperback seems more New Adult, this one definitely carries a more YA vibe. I love the bold green color of the title, while it uses a simple font offset by the more script-y author’s name in pink at the bottom. I don’t like how big the title is, and how small the author’s name is. It doesn’t feel balanced to me, and I’d have stretched the author’s name so that it lined up more with the edges of the title. 
The heart-shaped sucker gives off a few different vibes – youth, and maybe because I read and loved Beautiful Creatures, I get a “Bad ass” vibe from it, like with Ridley. So I get a vibe of a girl who is one person, but wants to change into another person. The way the top is white and blurred around where the model’s head is, and the title is, I feel like that is almost “erasing” who she is, so she can become who she wants to be. FINAL SCORE: 2.50/5.00

*2012 Goodreads choice winner*
I need to read this one. No, let me change that statement. I need to read John Green. Everyone seems to absolutely love every one of his books, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard or read anything negative about them at all! I actually, really like this cover. The “chalkboard” font effect is really cool, and I love the shade of blue behind the black and white clouds; and the alternating font color [i.e.: black cloud white font; white cloud black font] is cool. It’s also great that for once the title and author’s names are the same size, and take up the whole center of the cover. I like that! 
I also love how they added the little blurb from Jodi Picoult at the top, balanced out by the quip at the bottom about ‘NY Times…’. 
From looking at the cover, and knowing just a tiny bit of what it’s about, I get a vibe that it will be a sad but happy book. I associate the black cloud with the harder, more emotional content and the white cloud with the happy, lighter notes. I know that I’ve definitely picked this one up just because of the cover alone, but never actually purchased it. For me, cancer is a very touchy subject, having lost my brother, and an aunt that I was very close to, as well as my grandfather to the disease. At this point, the only book that deals with cancer that I actually did read is The Probability of Miracles. I need to not base my book selections on personal issues, because I think if I didn’t read this one, I would really be missing out on an incredible book – especially having gotten such killer reviews and having won the Goodreads Choice award! FINAL SCORE: 4.00/5.00

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Wow, another one that I’ve actually read! 2012 was the year of Contemps for me, I guess! I absolutely adored this book too – and the cover is just one of the amazing reasons why this book rocked my world! 
The couple on this cover are cute, not very intense, not incredibly all over each other – and actually, I feel a little awkwardness from them – which makes sense if you’ve read this one!
I love the fence, which represents the separation of Jase and Samantha’s yards, and lives as well. But that they are together on one side of it – represents their willingness and ability to do anything to be together! 
The flowers at the top add a nice vibe to the cover, and the “sun glare” effect is nice too. I like the yellow of the dress matching the the simple, yellow font of the title that your eye is pulled towards. I like that the author’s name seems to be almost a balancing platform for the title, and that it works wonderfully with the rest of the cover. 
All of the colors used have similar shades and undertones (like the ‘Jase’ model’s shirt matching the author’s name color) so that they all work well together, and nothing seems to stick out in a bad way. FINAL SCORE: 4.50/5.00

Happy Reading!

REVIEW {31} RETRO REVIEW {5} Frostbite by Richelle Mead

FROSTBITE
SERIES: Vampire Academy #2 | OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES: Vampire Academy #1; Shadow Kiss #3; Blood Promise #4; Spirit Bound #5; and Last Sacrifice #6; SPIN-OFF SERIES: Bloodlines | BOOKS IN THE SERIES:Bloodlines #1; The Golden Lily #2; The Indigo Spell #3; The Fiery Heart #4
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
PUBLISHED: April 10th 2008 by Razorbill
EDITION: Paperback, 327 pages
ACQUISITION: Library; Need to Own/Wishlist
CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Vampires, Romance, Supernatural, Richelle Mead, Book 2 in Series, Vampire Academy Series, Razorbill, 4 Star Rating, Wishlist, Review, Retro Review
RATING: 4.00/5.00 | GOODREADS RATING: 4.37/5.00

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… 

It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. 

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…

MY THOUGHTS: I really enjoyed Vampire Academy, and when people started telling me that Frostbite was even better, I was psyched to read it… which I did, immediately after finishing book one. The most appealing aspects of these novels are the incredibly abundant amounts of action, and the insane emotions you feel from Rose. Rose is such a complex character, even though you seem to get her at face value, and you think there’s just maybe two sides to Rose, you then finish book two, and you are like, nope! Rose is Rose, regardless of who she’s interacting with; but she handles situations so differently. Every reaction that Rose has is so emotionally charged, and when she’s put to the test she always manages to kick butt! Everything about this book was addicting and delicious, and I can see myself adding the entire series to my personal library, and will be rereading these too, because the re-readability is very high.
The story line as well is so captivating, it literally grabs you and doesn’t let go. I would literally find myself doing things with the book clutched in my hands – cooking dinner, cleaning the house, etc. I did not want to put it down. There are momens where I was literally shocked at what Rose was put through, and awed at how amazingly she handles things. If you haven’t read this series, and you love vampires – you need to go get it right now. Like. Right. Now. Immediately. Go.
SIMILAR READS: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine | Jealousy by Lili St. Crow | Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide by Michelle Rowen | Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz | Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Happy Reading!

SUNDAY JOURNAL {6}

Hey Bookworms! The Sunday Journal is both a book- and non-book related post, highlighting my JUST FINISHED, CURRENTLY READING, and UP NEXT books; plus any new books ON MY BOOKSHELF, and a summed up list of posts that went up on the blog during the week. I also include a little weekly wrap-up on anything fun and exciting that happened during the week.
JUST FINISHED

CURRENTLY READING

UP NEXT

 ON MY BOOKSHELF

PURCHASED

RECEIVED FOR REVIEW [from publisher]

ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

  • no posts today – it’s my birthday!

FRIDAY

  • no posts today

SATURDAY 

  • no posts today

NOTE: I am still looking for memes/posts to fill Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If you host any fun memes or have any ideas on what I could post on these days, comment below or send me an email! I’m always open to new ideas!

WEEKLY WRAP UP
This has been a busy week for me, and sadly the blog was neglected just a little bit. But I did celebrate my birthday this week, and I did get a few new books, so I really can’t complain! The heat and humidity has finally relieved my tiny corner of New York state from it’s nasty clutches and we’ve been comfortably in the seventies – perfect reading and sleeping weather 🙂 Other than spending time with family and friends, it’s been a quiet week here. I’ve been lost in the world of Rifthold and Celaena Sardothien all week thanks to my ARC of Crown of Midnight which I will get the review up for soon. Hope everyone had a good week and here’s to a great one next week!
Happy Reading!

SAVE THE DATE {22} CHARMED VENGEANCE BY SUZANNE LAZEAR

CHARMED VENGEANCE
SERIES: The Aether Chronicles #2 | OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES: Innocent Darkness #1
AUTHOR: Suzanne Lazear
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: August 8th 2013 by Flux
EDITION: Paperback, 408 pages
CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fairies, Romance, Historical Fiction, Flux, August 2013 Release, Save the Date

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock’s relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V’s mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other. Returning to the mortal realm, Noli joins the crew of her brother’s air-pirate ship, the Vixen’s Revenge. There she discovers that her brother has hired the scallywag Faerie huntsman, Kevighn Silver. While serving as shipmates, Kevighn and Noli learn that the Earth Court King plans to find a forbidden artifact–one that will bring destruction to everyone Noli loves.

MY THOUGHTS: Fairies…Steampunk…Romance…need I say more?! And look at that cover – uh, looks like some crazy stuff is going down! This one is on my TBR list, and I definitely think you should add it to yours as well! 

HAPPY READING!

I LOVE YOUR COVER {5}

Hey Bookworms! This is a new weekly meme that I’ve created to combine my love of books with my love of art. These posts will focus on cover art only. Enjoy!
THIS WEEK’S THEME: Urban Fantasy Covers
Halfway to the Grave [Night Huntress #1] by Jeaniene Frost
I actually have no idea what this series is about, but I’m pretty darn curious after really looking at this cover and all it has going on. First off, the sword in her hand that is glowing? Uh, yeah, you go Ms. Badass! Not to mention the thigh-high boots and the black dress? Yeah, this girl doesn’t take crap from anyone! 
I love the spookiness created by the moonlight and the trees in the background. Keeping this one very monochromatic in blacks, whites, and grays works great, especially with letting the models shock of red hair bring the only color in (besides the little sword glow). 
There is a lot of writing going on on this cover, which I think makes it a little too cluttered. I like the green color pulled in by the title and quip from USA Today, and I really like the font used for the title and author’s name. I think it just has a little too much going on, but keeps a decent balance. I would’ve skipped the USA Today quote, and just stuck with the quip on the left side of the model. Overall, I think this is a great paranormal book cover. SCORE: 4.25/5.00
Magic Bites [Kate Daniels #1] by Ilona Andrews
I’ve seen this series at the bookstore and it’s one that always interested me, but I don’t know if it’s necessarily the cover that draws me in, or just the fact that it has ‘magic’ in the title! 
So there’s a lion on the cover, which is awesome! I adore lions, maybe because I’m a Leo, who knows, but there’s a freaking lion! On the cover! Oh yeah, and a pretty intense looking chick with a crazy sword! I really love the glowing emerald sky/skyline in the background…it really makes me wonder what this one is about. 
I don’t necessarily care for this cover, though. It seems photoshopped, and like a lot of time wasn’t spent on it. I don’t think the colors used blend well together, and I don’t like where the title, author, and blurb are put; and all in different colors. It just seems like one I wouldn’t pick up just for the cover alone. SCORE: 2.00/5.00
The Lightning Thief [Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1] by Rick Riordan
Less is more. That is exactly what this cover portrays. It is very simple and basic, yet relays what the book is about while keeping a very monochromatic palette and keeping it very minimally cluttered with the title, author name, and the series name/book number.
I really like this cover. I think it’s self explanatory, and what you see is what you get with this one. The colors all work wonderfully, I like the shade of yellow used for the title, and the simple, white font for the author’s name. I really enjoy how the series name and book one are written on the side too. There isn’t too much going on that your eye is being pulled in all different directions, but there is enough to get the gist of what it’s about. SCORE: 4.00/5.00

FALLEN [Fallen #1] by Lauren Kate

I have always adored the cover for this book, and I won’t lie, it’s why I bought it! It’s so beautiful and gothic and melancholy. I adore everything about this cover: the colors, the dress! Oh, that dress! The font used for the title is great, and the spooky, creepy birds flying in the background add an air of eeriness. There is nothing that I don’t like about it, really! SCORE: 5.00/5.00

Shiver [The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1] by Maggie Stiefvater

This one drew me in immediately. I really like the cover, and my favorite part is the wolf. This is another cover that is so simple yet I find it more appealing that one that is full of color and has a lot going on. Keeping the range of colors to a minimum and only having the title (which I love how it’s right in the center of the cover) and authors name in the branches is great. SCORE: 5.00/5.00
Hush, Hush [Hush, Hush #1] by Becca Fitzpatrick
Another awesome cover! I love covers that are just black, white, and gray and how can you walk past a book with an angel like that taking up the cover?! I love the feathers everywhere and how it looks like he is “Falling” and the way it’s a smidge lighter all around him. And the font used for the title is awesome. The tiny hints of red work great too, and tie in with the red of the author’s name. SCORE: 5.00/5.00
Happy Reading!

BLOG TOUR+GIVEAWAY: The Corollaria by Courtney Lyn Batton

Release date: February 2nd 2013
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Synopsis via Goodreads:
Emily has always felt like there was more to her parents’ mysterious death, more to her being sent to live with the Lyall’s when she was fifteen. And definitely more to her inexplicable infatuation with Luke, the Lyall’s youngest son.

Luke can’t help but be drawn to Emily. She has these perfect blue eyes, unlike any he’s ever seen. And he feels a fierce need to protect her. Suddenly, one night, changes everything. He feels conflicted about his feelings and his destiny, as he and Emily are suddenly plunged into a strange new world. 

Fast paced and action packed, a romance between Emily and Luke begins to take shape just as they are thrust into an ancient war, caught in the crossfire of bloodlust, revenge and love.

About the Author
Courtney Lyn Batten
Courtney grew up in Texas where she still lives with her husband, their two kids, and two dogs. She was studying to become a teacher and has graduated in May 2013.
Courtney loves to read and write love stories. She has an obsession with books, and owns far far too many.

EXCERPT

There was an ache. A gnawing, raw, festering ache that burned in her belly. Her head pounded, her limbs were sore and heavy. Emily laid prone, face first in a pile of pillows on what felt like a soft plush bed. She ran her fingertips over the smooth cool unfamiliar silk of bed linens.  She slowly began to drift more into consciousness. Panic and fear rose up inside her as she tried to open her eyes and raise her head.

Emily was startled by a man sitting in a large ornate red chair. The dark wood that framed the crimson fabric curved up and out and reminded her of a painting she’d once seen in her Aunt Lucinda’s house. The man looked like he was in his mid-forties, with flecks of gray in his inky black hair. His skin was pale, and his eyes were dark and serious. And trained on her. His clasped hands rested under his pointy chin.

If it wasn’t for the faint deathly smell that hung in the air around him or the bone-chilling knowledge of what he must be, Emily thought he could be considered handsome, distinguished even.

 Vampire. That word made her shiver.  She wasn’t even sure how she knew. But after seeing Curtis last night, after feeling his unnaturally cold touch, his pale skin and black eyes, his fangs pierce her skin—

She swallowed hard.  Did that really happen?  She stared at this man across from her and wondered for a minute how old he really was.

He stared at her, unblinking, for a long time. His dark ebony eyes silently studied her and his lips pressed into a thin white line.  Emily didn’t move. She could barely expand her lungs enough to breathe.  And it wasn’t just because of the uncertainty that surrounded her, the terror bubbling up just below the surface. The intensity of his stare, the voracious greed she could feel rolling off of him prickled her skin, sent a chill down her spine, and curdled in her gut.

She knew he wanted something from her.

Without warning, the same sharp intense pain that had been aching inside her, stabbed at her as Luke’s face flashed in her mind. Luke, she thought. The weight of his name on her tongue was almost too much to bear.  An emotion she couldn’t even name—longing? fear?—seemed to press down on her chest. She suddenly felt hungry. Hungry for him, for his warmth, his arms. The memory of the feel of his lips on her skin, of his arms wrapped around her, of being pressed up against his chest burned along her skin.

Where was he? What had happened?

 Emily nervously cleared her throat, her voice shaky as she asked, “What do you want with me?” 

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HAPPY READING!

SUNDAY JOURNAL {5}

Hey Bookworms! The Sunday Journal is both a book- and non-bookish related post, highlighting my JUST FINISHED, CURRENTLY READING, and UP NEXT books, plus any new books ON MY BOOKSHELF, and a summed up list of posts that went up on the blog during the week, plus anything fun that has gone on in my usually uneventful life!
JUST FINISHED
None
CURRENTLY READING
UP NEXT
ON MY BOOKSHELF
LIBRARY
FOR REVIEW (FROM PUBLISHER)
WON
ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
MONDAY
TUESDAY
  • No posts today
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
  • COVER REVEAL: Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter by Bill Blume
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
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WEEKLY WRAP UP

There is only one word to describe this week… SCORCHING! I think it’s been pretty hot everywhere across the US, but here in Buffalo – where people like to make fun of us for all of the snow we get – the mercury’s been pushing the 90-95 degree range, and the heat index has been over 100. That’s not cool. I’ve luckily stayed cool in my glorious air conditioning, and have been getting some good reading done!
This week was also the first meeting of the YA Book Club that Sara at Forever17Books set up, and Jessica from Jessabella Reads joined us too! It was lots of fun, and we discussed all topics from blogging, to ARCs, and oh yeah, the book we read! We are going to be reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson for August! 
I had an emotional week though, with the passing of Talia Catellano, or TaliaJoy18 if you follow her on YouTube. She was a 13-year-old who has been fighting 2 kinds of aggressive, terminal cancer for six years. She unfortunately lost her battle on Tuesday, and it was just so sad but amazing to see how many fans and celebrities have been affected by her passing. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
We also lost Cory Monteith this week.. My heart is heavy with the loss of these two talented angels. I haven’t watched Glee in awhile, but I did have a definite Glee-a-thon when it became available on Netflix, and absolutely adored the show! I would say I’m a Gleek! 
I also started an Instagram account for my blog! Follow me, my user name is Thelittlepinkbookboutique.
I also am getting together some giveaways, so those will be starting soon!
I hope everyone else had a great week, and here’s to an even greater one next week!
Happy Reading!

COVER REVEAL: Behind Closed Doors by Ashelyn Drake

Behind Closed Doors (Campus Crush #2)

Release Date: 08/06/13
Summary from Goodreads:
Julia Monroe is through wishing she had an older guy like her best friend Noelle does. It’s time for her to act on her desires. So when she sees sexy, twenty-three-year-old Darren McEntire eating dinner alone at the pub, she decides to make her move. The attraction between them is undeniable, and even through Julia isn’t looking for a one-night stand, she winds up back at Darren’s place the same night she meets him. Only being with him makes her realize what she’s been missing dating other guys. All she wants is Darren.

But Julia allows Darren to think she’s his age and a grad student at the nearby college. She knows she has to confess the truth, but she’s afraid to shatter what they have. Not knowing what to do, she starts the semester only to discover that her new teaching assistant is none other than Darren. With the lies out in the open and campus policy against them, Julia and Darren know the relationship should be over before it even begins. But the chemistry between them is too strong to deny.


Can they find a way to be together or are they doomed to only see each other behind closed doors?

About the Author
New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management Group. Look for her upcoming N.A. title, Romancing the R.A. (S.B. Addison Books, 2013).
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COVER REVEAL: Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter by Bill Blume

Title: Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter
Author: Bill Blume
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural


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