Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY:Last Rite (Personal Demons #3) by Lisa Desrochers


                                                                       Final Cover

Paperback
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Tor Teen 
 In this final installment of the thrilling, edgy Personal Demons series, the battle between Heaven and Hell has become critical, and Frannie Cavanaugh is right at the center of it.

With the help of the powerful angel Gabe and demon-turned-mortal Luc, Frannie has been able to stay one step ahead of the forces of Hell. But when the demons killed Frannie's best friend and destroyed her brother, they raised the stakes. If Frannie wants to keep her family and friends safe, she knows she has no choice but to go on the run.

Their best defense is the power Frannie has been struggling to master, but her attempts to hone her skill go horribly awry. If Frannie doesn't learn fast, the consequences could be devastating--even apocalyptic.

What happens when you can't outrun Hell...or trust the ones you love?--Goodreads
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop & Pitch Dark Days Tour


This hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and co hosted by Jinky is Reading.  Many bloggers are participating in this giveaway event and we are all linked together so that you may hop from one blog to the next (links are below).  So get comfy and flex your fingers because you're about to work your little digits off entering some great giveaways.
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Hey everyone!
 I wanted to share with you some pictures and video Yara from Once Upon A Twilight Blog and I have from the Pitch Dark Days Tour when it came to Houston. I was lucky enough to be involved with this tour because Yara asked me to help. HarperTeen asked her to conduct a video interview as part of the tour and I was more than happy and willing to do whatever she needed in order to help her out.

We had a great time meeting all the authors! They were all so nice and very patient (thank goodness) since we had some bumps along the way with the locations but it all worked out in the end. Thank you Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Courtney Allison Moulton!

Below are some pictures we took of the signing at Blue Willow Bookshop. If you want to see our video interview head on over to Dark Days of Winter Tour @ Once Upon A Twilight Blog.

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Yara's Photos

My Photo's

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Cover Reveal: LUMINOSITY (Luminosity, #1) by Stephanie Thomas

YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian
 Entangled Publishing

"My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was
immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At
the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings.
And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t
been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the
Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from
everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us
all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling
in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I
think I’ve already helped them win."

Paperback Available for Pre-Order from Amazon

Sunday, February 26, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

299 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by Amulet Books 
  
Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school's struggling radio station, where the other students don't find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams's mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.--Goodreads
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Eve of Destruction (Dark Eden #2) by Patrick Carman

 277 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books 
 Will Besting and the other teens who were “cured” at Fort Eden are still experiencing the strange signs of aging
that were a part of their recovery. Now they are being called back to Fort Eden because Mrs. Goring is dying, and
for some reason she wants to see the seven teens together again.

But once Will and the others arrive at Fort Eden, they find themselves ensnared in a dangerous plan to finally end
the reign of Rainsford. Will must lead the group through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious
souls. Can he outwit both Rainsford and Goring and find a new cure?
Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden 2: Eve of Destruction is another terrifying journey into the depths of fear, love, revenge,
and—ultimately—redemption.--Goodreads
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Friday, February 24, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Harper Collins 
 Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.Goodreads
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

                                        Front Side                                                    Back Side
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012 by Little, Brown 

The dark thriller, described as Dexter meets The Silence of the Lambs for teens, tells of a boy who uses his killer instinct, inherited from his serial killer father, to help solve a series of murders.--Goodreads


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Black Heart by Holly Black

Hardcover, 296 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry 
 Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.

But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.--Goodreads
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo

Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 
 Realizing that his OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is out of control, 17-year-old Chuck Taylor, who wants to win back his best friend and impress a new girl at school, tries to break some hardcore habits, face his demons--and get messy.--Goodreads
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Monday, February 20, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Losers in Space by John Barnes

433 pages
Expected publication: April 12th 2012 by Viking Juvenile
 In 2129, hoping to bypass the exams and training that might lead to a comfortable life, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans.--Goodreads
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

ARC Giveaway: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

Hardcover, 355 pages
Expected publication: April 17th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

 Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It's been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2 - a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now - a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun.--Goodreads

 
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

354 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Walker Childrens
 Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident--including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she's kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.--Goodreads
 
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Friday, February 17, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Brave New Love: 15 Dystopian Tales of Desire

Paperback, 390 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2012 by Running Press Kids 
 Young love has always had its challenges, but even so, the world falling apart at its seams is a pretty big obstacle. This stellar collection of YA dystopian tales explores survival of the fittest in terms of love, passion, and humanity. When the survival of the human race is at stake, what will it take for the bond between two people to hold strong together? Featuring some of the most well known and best-selling names of the dystopian genre, as well as the hottest up-and-coming authors, this anthology includes works from Jeanne DuPrau (City of Ember), Kiera Cass (The Selection), William Sleator (Interstellar Pig), Jesse Karp (Those That Wake), Diana Peterfreund (Secret Society Girl), Carrie Vaughn (The Kitty Norville Series), and Carrie Ryan (New York Times bestseller The Forest of Hands and Teeth).--Goodreads
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: GRAVITY by Melissa West

Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
 
In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed--arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.--Goodreads

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Gravity by Melissa West

ARC GIVEAWAY: Rock On: A story of guitars, gigs, girls, and a brother (not necessarily in that order) by Denise Vega

296 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
 Ori Taylor is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Band To Be Named Later, a garage band he started with his friends. After years of being known as the mini version of his sports-star brother, Del, Ori is looking forward to stepping out of his older brother's shadow, learning to perform in public, and rocking the Battle of the Bands contest. Oh, and maybe finally working up the nerve to talk to a girl in person instead of just over e-mail. But when Del suddenly returns from college, he expects Ori to step back into his role of little brother, just when Ori is starting to come into his own.
With his confidence wavering, will Ori be able to overcome his stage fright and lead the band to rock glory? Will the Band To Be Named Later ever get a real name? Will their best performances remain in the garage?
Denise Vega's deft exploration of brothers, bands, friends, and crushes promises to have readers tuning in page after page, because among all the ups and downs of being a teen, one thing's for sure: It's hard to rock out in high school.--Goodreads
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Buried: A Goth Girl Mystery by Linda Joy Singleton

Paperback, 257 pages
Expected publication: March 8th 2012 by Flux 

A new, darker paranormal mystery series from award-winning author Linda Joy Singleton--Featuring popular goth girl Thorn from The Seer series
In a new school and determined to keep her secrets from being discovered, Thorn finds a mysterious locket that leads to a shocking discovery--the unmarked grave of a newborn baby. Surrounded by new friends she barely knows, as well as the school's famous former student, a smoking-hot musician named Phillipe, Thorn must investigate to find out if one of them is a murderer--Goodreads

 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Books With Love Hop

Once Upon a Twilight and Good Choice Reading have teamed up, yet again, 
to bring you the Valentine’s Day: Books With Love blog hop! This hop is where we share all and any books that have to do with LOVE. It doesn’t have to be only romance books; it can be a story about family, friends, anything… as long as there is some kind of LOVE story in it.
This hop will run from February 14th until February 19th.

What is up for grabs...
One person will win
Perfect Chemistry Trilogy (signed) and Poster by Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Monday, February 13, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Interrupted: A life beyond words by Rachel Coker

320 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2012 by Zondervan
 Can love really heal all things? If Sam Carroll hadn't shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept. Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only things keeping Allie's heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.--Goodreads
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

ARC Sampler GIVEAWAYS: Starters by Lissa Price & SOHO Teen

 HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . Goodreads
This contains 6 Sample Chapters of SOHO Teen's Spring 2013 Releases. 
Things We Saw At Night by Jazquelyn Mitchard
Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon
Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka
The Sweet Dead Life by Joy Preble
The Shot by Helen Fitzgerald
Escape Theory by Margaux Froley

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers

Paperback, 230 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin 
From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.
When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?--Goodreads

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Friday, February 10, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith

368 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Candlewick Press 
 Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels - and conjures up new ones - for a climactic showdown.

When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall d├ęcor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due? Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series - including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie - along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.--Goodreads

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis

416 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Amulet Books 
Anna and Abel couldn't be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It's a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his "enemies" begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she?
Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama.--Goodreads

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blog Tour: My POV on Falling In Between by Devon Ashley


Mature YA
Paperback
Expected publication: February 14th 2012 
Finally! A private conversation. And all I had to do was throw myself off a cliff, drown in a pond in my undies and let him put his hands on my breasts to bring me back to life. Yay me…(yeah, that’s sarcasm)

Yep, that pretty much sums up the most craptastic night of Jenna Baker’s life. She drowns after jumping off a cliff, meets a hotty named Chance in the pearlescent in-between and is brought back to life by her soon-to-be boyfriend Robert.

Just when things start to move forward with Robert, the guy she'd been crushing on for a year now, in walks the man of her dreams – literally. Chance suddenly appears in her dream every time she closes her eyes. So it's Robert by day and Chance by night. One in the real world and one in the dream world. What could possibly go wrong?

Absolutely nothing – until she comes face to face with the guy she met in the in-between, and realizes her romantic rendezvous with Chance may be more than just her imagination.

Note: Jenna's coming of age story is a little edgy. There is mild language and some sexual content.--Goodreads

 
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My POV
Falling In between is a steamy, fun, and emotional read. The story started out with an adrenaline rush and it just kept on going from there. This is Jenna’s story of living in between her fantasies and realities.  Then when she realizes that her fantasy man might be too real for comfort she is left with the ultimate question. Who to chose??

I would say that Jenna is a serious, pensive, reserved but fun kind of person. That’s why her fantasies are so appealing to her. She can let herself go in her “dreams”. Be who ever and do whatever she wants without any true consequences. Except for fall in love. She lacks the silly carefree sprit of her rich classmates due to her upbringing and history of being orphaned.

Sophie is Jenna’s best friend and total opposite. She is a total riot to read. Jhett is Sophie’s love interest/boyfriend. Robert is Jhett’s best friend and roommate. He has fallen for Jenna after months of Jenna drooling over him. Robert has many great things going for him that make him very compatible with Jenna. He is fun, attractive, faithful, determine, devoted, thoughtful, loving, caring, and patient. In order to have a relationship with Jenna you would need most of those traits because she has not taken a chance on love before and doesn’t really know how. So patients and determination plays a good roll in why they stay together.

Jenna’s fantasy man Chance brings out a whole new and wild side to Jenna and she has a great time with him. The firsts time she meets Chance is when she dies by drowning after jumping off a cliff in order to prepare for her “surprise” meeting with Robert and Jhett. After being brought back to life she meets Chance in her dreams every night. But things start to get too real for Jenna and one day reality strikes when a coma patient she is asked to read to looks just like Chance.

This was an all around fun read and I hope we get to see more of this story since Devon left us with a some doubt about Jenna’s choice. This book contains a lot of mature situations. Lots of intimate scenes and adult language and situations. Definitely for mature young adults.
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"Well," she answered, hesitating, "Robert was teh one that gave you mouth-to-mouth, so technically, you guys had your first kiss and you weren't even alive for it."
I chuckled weakly and asked, "Was it as least good?"
" I believe he slipped you the tongue." Sophie winked her left eye.

"Well I love you. And I'm not going to leave you like everyone else did." With a smile, he added, " So stop fighting me already."

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Follower Love Giveaway Hop with Beautiful Disaster Character Interview

This giveaway is CLOSED but please enjoy the Beautiful Disaster character interview below!
This hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and co hosted by Racheal Renee AndersonMany bloggers are participating in this giveaway event and we are all linked together so that you may hop from one blog to the next (links are below).  So get comfy and flex your fingers because you're about to work your little digits off entering some great giveaways.
Good Luck Everyone!

I've got something special for you today! Not only am I giving away a very sought after paperback copy of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire but I have Travis and Abby on my blog. Take a look at this Q&A between these two.

Abby's Questions for Travis
What color best describes your personality and why? 
Black, because I’m a bad mother fucker. *Abby rolls her eyes* Just kidding, Pidge. I like orange. I hear it’s the color for an outgoing and adventurous personality.

What are your best qualities?
I’m a lover when I’m lovin’ and a fighter when I’m fightin’.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be? 
Money. Babies. A lifetime with you. Not in that order.

What is one word that describes your life? 
Fucked up. Oh, wait. That’s two.

What's your theme song?
Bleed it Out by Linkin Park.

What is your best pick up line?
Pfft...I don’t need pick up lines. I smile and they come running. *clears throat* Came running. Past tense.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? 
 A lion. I’m a cunning, wild, bad ass family man.

Do you consider yourself a lover or a fighter?
 Both.

What was your first tattoo and why did you get it? 
This one. *points to right shoulder* It’s my mom’s name intertwined in the wing of the dragonfly. She loved dragonflies. At least, that’s what Dad tells me.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Working on a SWAT team, married, with a few little ones running around . Crazy happy.


Travis's questions for Abby
What have you always wanted to do but haven't yet? 
Beat Kathy Liebert at poker.

What three things do you never leave the house without?
 My purse, chapstick, cell phone.

Where is your favorite place to be? 
In our apartment, baby. :)

Do you believe in love at first sight?
 No.

Which was the first crush you ever had? 
I had a crush on Justin Taylor Thomas.

A mutual friend flirts with you; would you tell me? 
No, and you know why.

What was one thing that surprised you the most about me? 
That’s a tough question. I guess that you are capable of beating someone to a bloody pulp and also being vulnerable and sweet.

What is your most treasured possession and why? 
My wedding ring, of course. Because it signifies the best decision I ever made.

Now that you have one, do you plan on getting another tattoo? 
Probably not, no.

 What's up for grabs...
Paperback, 454 pages
Published 2011 by Jamie McGuire 

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.--Goodreads


ARC Giveaway: Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delany

Paperback, 356 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin 
 The sensational fourth novel in the 13 to Life series sees Jessica and the Rusakuvas fighting to overcome one of their biggest challenges yet--the possibility of a cure for lycanthropy.   With the threat of the mafia seemingly gone and the company's headquarters in Junction destroyed, Pietr Rusakova is adjusting to being a normal teen and Jess is realizing normalcy may not be what she wanted after all. But both Jess and Cat know the truth--that normal can't be taken for granted. Their precious cure isn't permanent--and when a new danger stalks into their small town, Alexi decides he must overcome his issues with the mother who abandoned him to be raised by wolves and make a brand new deal to save his adopted family.--Goodreads

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Fever by Lauren DeStefano

341 pages
Expected publication: February 21st 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

 
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Switched by Amanda Hocking

293 pages 
Published January 3rd 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin 

 When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Tempest by Julie Cross

334 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

ARC GIVEAWAY: Fracture by Megan Miranda

262 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by Walker Childrens

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The ALA Midwinter Report

Hey everyone! I wanted to share a little of my wonderful experience with all of you from the ALA Midwinter Conference. This was my very first time attending a book related conference and this was such an eye opening experience. I met so many new interesting people and saw some amazing things.

First and foremost I want to thank Yara @ Once Upon A Twilight for not only becoming one of my best blogging buddies in this community but for also inviting and encouraging me to attend this conference. As you all may have heard that tragedy struck back home in Houston while we were in Dallas. Yara's home caught home fire not once but twice and she lost many irreplaceable items but the good news it that her family was not in the house and they were found relatively unharmed. If you would like to help, and every little bit counts, there are links in set up in this POST for donations.

On a happier note Yara, Sabrina @ YA Bliss and I came back home with tons of new books and we had a great time. We attended the blogger/Author dinner hosted by Jenn @ I Read Banned Books. Which was super awesome and I was introduce to some great blogger, authors, and librarians. I got new contacts in the publishing community some a whole lot nicer that others and I would encourage you all to try to attend any book conference to broaden your network.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure..

Just FYI my next post will have some giveaway info for the some copies of ARC that I picked up at ALA.