Monday, January 27, 2014

Evil Red Cover Reveal and Excerpt

L.A. is one tough city, especially while sharing a trailer with four thieving sisters.

Valerie’s plans for a better life and Hollywood grandeur are interrupted after a fateful stabbing lands her in Anchorage, Alaska where government agents expect her to play the role of a vampire hunting La Femme Nikita.

The redheaded vixen is back in her own Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter novelette.

**Novella is approximately 18,000 words**

As the door closed behind the agents, Valerie snatched a knife off the table and stuffed it into her back pocket. She picked the handgun back up, opened the chamber, and checked for bullets. It was fully loaded. She snapped the chamber into place and unlocked the safety. With that she walked over to the far wall of the room, spread her legs shoulder width apart, and aimed at the door.
Valerie glanced at the mirror.
There was no reply.
She kept her arms steady. The gun weighed on her arms as she waited, but she didn’t waver. There was a sudden knock right before the metal door screeched open. A twenty-something man stumbled in as the door slammed shut. The dude was skinny and a bit pale, but who wouldn’t be in a place like Alaska? He righted himself and faced the door. And there he remained standing, staring at the door as though it would open if he waited long enough.
Some vampire. Valerie lowered the gun slightly as her arms relaxed.
“Hey, you,” she called out.
The man turned more suddenly than she’d expected. His eyes sparked to life when he saw her.
Blut,” he said. “Ich brauche Blut.
“I don’t speak vampire,” Valerie retorted.
The man started walking toward her.
Valerie raised her gun.
“Stop! Stay where you are.”
The man kept advancing.
“I said stay where you are!”
Ich brauche Blut,” the man said back.
When he was three feet away from her, he reached for her neck.
Not again. Valerie wouldn’t be a victim a second time. She pulled the trigger.

Nikki is the author of the bestselling SPELLBOUND trilogy and AURORA SKY:VAMPIRE HUNTER. She's a third generation Alaskan who now lives in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.
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Captivate Me by S.J. Pierce 
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy and Sci-fi novels. 

Even though her full-time career has nothing to do with books at all, she has always enjoyed complex storytelling with fascinating characters, and has had a penchant for the written word since grade school. As a matter of fact, her first publishing credit was a poem she wrote at the age of twelve. Why her love for writing never translated into a career, she can only attribute to 'life happens', but her wish is that she can redirect her career path into something that satisfies her creative inner-self.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

{Noncoherent, and Almost Nonexistent Review} Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Seventy-Thousand-Billion Stars out of Five Stars

This is the cover of one of the most brilliant and hilarious books of our time.

This is what the summary says:

This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative--like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it--but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:

Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness*

*These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!

Have you read a better summary than that? Now, add these lumpy creatures that are humans and vivid and detailed creatures that are animals. Also, it's hilarious.  That's all I can say that's slightly coherent. Just trust me and stop everything you've ever done and read Hyperbole and a Half.

Thank you, Edelweiss, for giving me the amazing opportunity of reviewing this book, even though it took me months to actually gather my thoughts together. 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Savor Release Day Launch

We are pleased to announce that Monica Murphy's SAVOR is now available for purchase! SAVOR is a sexy Contemporary Romance novel in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). Go out and grab your copy today!!

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New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…

Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.

With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.

But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?



“Don’t be so cranky. It’s okay to admit you have a thing for Bryn.” Ivy leans forward in her chair, a secretive smile curling her lips. “I have a feeling she has a thing for you too, you know.”

I do know. And I can’t act on it. Bryn James works for me. She’s my assistant. She’s by my side constantly; we spend more time with each other than probably anyone else in our lives, especially lately what with the winery’s grand reopening approaching. She’s a representative of my business. If I were to fuck around with the help and the relationship fell apart, I’d be in huge trouble. She could screw me over financially every which way by suing me for sexual harassment and I’d be left with a limp dick in my hand and a ruined business.

Yeah. Not going to take the chance. Saw it happen with my father. Not going to let it happen to me.

“It doesn’t matter. Nothing can happen.” I send Ivy a stern look. “And this conversation can never leave this office.” Glancing over her shoulder, I try to see if Bryn is at her desk but the chair is empty.

Thank Christ.

Ivy’s expression goes solemn and she holds up three fingers. “This conversation stays here. Scout’s honor.”

“You were never a scout,” I mutter, afraid she’s making a promise on an untruth. She’ll probably just blab to everyone. Or specifically Archer and Gage. I don’t need to hear their shit.

And I am worrying way too much over this.

She laughs again. “I won’t say a word, I promise. But I need to tell you something, Matt.” She leans in close, her voice dropping. “She’s got a major crush on you. You might not see it but it’s there—sounding in her voice, shining in her eyes, every time she looks at you, talks about you. The way her body turns into yours every time the two of you are together . . . it’s pretty obvious. A body language expert would have a field day with you two.”

Body language expert? What the hell is Ivy talking about? “I have no idea what you’re referring to, but office crushes are just that. Crushes. Harmless attractions no one ever acts on. Period. End of story.”

This is what I keep telling myself. I can’t pursue anything with Bryn, no matter how much I’m tempted to. Not only would it be wildly inappropriate, dating my assistant, but we come from two different worlds. She seems nice and normal, quiet and unobtrusive, and I am anything but. My life has been a circus sideshow for years.

“I get it. You’re trying to do the right thing, and I admire that. So, of course you don’t see anything beyond an efficient assistant in Miss James.”

Well. Ivy’s not too far off the mark. When I first met Bryn, she hardly said two words, kept her head bent when I spoke to her and offered lots of yes-sir and no-sir answers. She had this way of almost blending in with the walls, like she didn’t want anyone to notice her.

So I didn’t.

As we got comfortable working together though, something happened. I’m thinking Ivy had a hand in Bryn’s slow transformation. She actually makes eye contact when she speaks to me, and she’s become somewhat animated. Started to wear bolder colors as well, drawing my attention to her chest though I keep my eyes averted as best I can.

These subtle changes made me notice all of the little things—like the color of her eyes (blue), how her hair looks (like silk and I want to touch it), and the tempting fullness of her lips (they’re spectacular).

Her gaze lingers when she looks at me and sometimes so does mine. Her smile softens, her voice drops lower when she speaks, sparking my imagination. Would she sound like that right before I kissed her? Took off her clothes? Took her to my bed?

Yeah. All of those are dangerous thoughts. I almost prefer the old Miss James. The one who was like the wallpaper—boring and nondescript. Mean to say, but hell, the last thing I need is a distraction.

And she’s become the biggest distraction I’m currently facing. The very last one I need.

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MonicaMurphypic-250x373ABOUT MONICA MURPHY:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Blogger New Year Challenge: Day Fourteen

Blogging Wish List Of 2014:

1) A custom domain
This is an instance of "Everyone good has one except for me!"
2) A search bar that actually looks good
It looks decent before you use it, but afterwards, it's just the most generic search results.
3) A better template
Right now, it seems my template is just boring. And it gets weird on the side buttons.
4) More good books
We can never go wrong with this.
5) Less trolls
I just don't understand them. Especially when they don't know how to spell.
6) Quicker sequel releases
As in, the next day after I read the book. Or the next hour.
7) No Badly Behaving Authors
No explanation needed.
8) More amazing books turned into amazing movies
I thought 2014 was the year for this, but now that I've seen the Vampire Academy clips, I'm scared.
9) Writing better reviews
I think all bloggers want this.
10) A Blog Button
This is reason is just like #1's.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Monday, January 13, 2014

All the Pretty Poses by M.Leighton Cover Reveal and Excerpt

He never wanted to be a hero... until she needed him to be.

It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it.  But she did.  Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater.  Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to reach her goal.  

That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t refuse.  In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe.  All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese.  That sounds easy enough, right?

Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy.  Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one.  It took him years to forget about her before, so this time he has a plan.  It’s simple:  Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life.  That sounds easy enough, right? 

But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her.  To save her.  Even if he has to save her from himself.




M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Paperback Release: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker and Giveaway

The second book of the Ten Tiny Breaths series, One Tiny Lie, releases in three days.

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Eleven:

How Many Books Are On My TBR List?:

I have an embarrassing amount of books on my To Be Read List. The exact number?


On a good week/month . When I get a lot read. One time it went up to the four thousand, before I decided I didn't really need to read all those books and put them on my maybe-read list.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Ten:

New Things I'll Do This Year: 

There's not too many things I want to do, but anyways, here are a few of them

-Write More Reviews
-Edit My Blog Design
-Publicize My Blog Some More
-Write Longer and Higher Quality Reivews
-Learn some more HTML codes

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout

One kiss could be the last. 

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. 

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
Four Stars
ARC from Netgalley. There is no bias in this review. 

Do you see that cover? That completely generic romance cover with the two people about to kiss? That cover that promises R-rated times and very little plot- pretend it's gone. This isn't an erotica book. It's actually very young adult and very enjoyable. While it's not my favorite JLA book, it's still pretty good. One of the only parts I didn't really like is that Jennifer's love interests all seem to blend together.

White Hot Kiss is what- 250, 300 pages? For some people, it takes them a few days to read. But it goes by so quickly that you hardly notice the time. And that's always a plus in reading.

I don't know how to describe White Hot Kiss without seeming like an idiot. But here we go: In its most basic description, White Hot Kiss is about a teenage girl, Layla, who can't kiss anyone except for one person, Roth, unless she wants to kill them. But she likes someone else. The person is Zayne, and all those teenage girls will love him, just because he's named after a guy in One Direction Until she meets said person she can actually kiss. And then she likes them a lot. And then it ends up being a love triangle that's not a love triangle. Ish.

There are only three accepted reactions to the previous paragraph:


In which case, I'm wondering what you're doing on my blog and questioning your taste in books. But you should still read it.


Which means you're sane and should just accept the fact that I'm right about the four stars and you should read it.


Or you're like the dog and this book is like that weird thing being held, and you're like, "Get that thing away from me!" And that also means you should read it.

Just trust me when I say this is actually a really good book and you should totally read it. You'll like it. Unless you have no soul. 

White Hot Kiss has amazingly realistic characters, a great plot, and a brilliant, imaginative, and very descriptive world that I do not want to live in, for the sole reason of not having enough books described in this book.

And if my completely understandable review doesn't convince you to read this book, the fact that there are kittens and a snake named Bambi will.

Publishers, agents, and JLA take note: If I don't get the next book soon, the world will end. Not like in 2012, when the world "ended", but for real this time.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Eight:

Best Book Blogging Moments

I've had a lot of great moments ever since I've started blogging, and it's really hard to narrow them all down to one. The first time I ever got an ARC was from Netgalley made me so excited that I ran around deafening my dog. When an author first approached me to review a book made me even more happy. And the first time a physical ARC was sent to me probably made me the most excited.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Seven:

Top Ten Book Blogger Pet Peeves

If you knew me in person, you'd know how annoyed I get with books, people with books, and book blogs. Narrowing it down was hard, but I managed. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the worst things people do to books:

1) Dog Earring: There is something called a bookmark. You can use almost anything flat and papery. Or, you can write down the page number somewhere. How about doing anything but ruining the book?

2) Love triangles: I don't care how hot the guys are. There is a magical, wonderful thing called a plot. And these two guys are detracting from it. 

3) Grammatical Errors: Whether this is in a blog or a book, it just makes me so angry. If it's self-published and there's only a few, sure, whatever. But if I can't understand the book because it's so bad, then there's a problem.

4) Cliffhangers: If the next book's not written yet, then how am I supposed to function in life?

5) Badly Behaving Authors: This is one of the worst things. If you cannot handle a review, then don't write the book. Or just don't read the reviews in the first place! 

6) Trolls: Look at at number six on this list.

7) Formatting: Making everything perfect is horrible. I need it to look professional and really well done, but it takes so much time.

8) Buttons Not Working: Do you see that search button on the right? It doesn't work. And no matter what I do, it won't be fixed.

9) Breaking Book Spines: Why would you completely ruin a book? Now it's never going to close again!

10) Horrible Book Titles/Covers: If there's a young adult book, and it's called something like "Sexiest Passion and the Sexy Secret", I'm not going to buy it. I'll just buy the Kindle version and be sad when it's about a serial killer and has no romance.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Six:

Best Book of 2013

This post is so much more difficult than yesterday's. There are so many books that were amazing this year, but one of my favorites has got to be:

He lost to her twice and it nearly consumed him. Now, it's time for another game. And this time, he won't let her go so easily. Val's not just fighting for her friends' lives this time: She's fighting for her own, too.
Remember my pathetic fangirling here and here.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Five:

Worst Book of 2013

I haven't read that many horrible books this year, but the ones that were bad almost blinded me.  So, between three books, it's hard to decide which one is the worst. But there's one that was published this year. And that is:

Rain Wilson isnt ever going to love again. 

It’s a promise she made the day her boyfriend died in a water park accident, one she still blames herself for. Now she’s a senior lifeguard in a new town with a new pool and she’s just going to keep her head down and everyone safe. 

Until a mysterious guy follows her into the waves at the pre-season bonfire and kisses her senseless. It’s just one mistake, and Rain is determined to put it behind her, until the dark haired, blue eyed hottie turns out to be her new co-supervisor Knight Mcallister. 

Knight is hot, tatted, and carrying baggage of his own. He’s not happy about having Rain for a co-supervisor, and he’s even less happy about his attraction to her. 

But between lifeguard drama, hot underwater kisses, and a growing attraction between them that can’t be stopped, Knight and Rain are being pulled deeper into their pasts, and realizing that sometimes too much broken can make a relationship impossible.

Then again sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.

So, while I go bleach my brain, you can remember my horrible experience here.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Four:

Books of 2014 I Won't Miss:

Like yesterday's post, this will only be titles, authors, and links, and the books are in no particular order.

  1. Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties #1) by Jenn Bennett 
  2. Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard
  3. Darkest Fear (Birthright #1) by Cate Tiernan
  4. No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale 
  5. A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy #1) by Alyxandra Harvey 
  6. The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley
  7. Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
  8. Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore
  9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  10. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
  11. Hang Wire by Adam Christopher 
  12. Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter #2) by Megan Shepherd
  13. Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn
  14. Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
  15. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
  16. The Mirk and Midnight Hour (Strands #2) by Jane Nickerson
  17. Lockstep by Karl Schroeder
  18. Grave Visions (Alex Craft #4) by Kalayna Price 
  19. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan 
  20. Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Paige
  21. Sekret (Sekret #1) by Lindsay Smith
  22. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
  23. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen 
  24. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  25. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
  26. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1)by Kelley Armstrong
  27. A Shard of Ice (The Black Symphony Saga #1) by Alivia Anders 
  28. Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  29. The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa
  30. The Warrior (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott
  31. Brazen by Katherine Longshore 
  32. Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
  33. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora 
  34. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes 
  35. Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo 
  36. Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys 
  37. Followers by Anna Davies
  38. Burned (Dani O'Malley Trilogy #2) by Karen Marie Moning
  39. Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne
  40. Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Excerpt from A Little Too Hot

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Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Three:

The Books of 2013 That I Really Shouldn't Have Missed:

Since there are so many of these books that I didn't read, I'll just post the link to Goodreads, instead of the cover and summary. And these are just a few of the books I should have read and are in no order:

  1. Night of Cakes and Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor
  2. My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton.
  3. Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow, Lilith Saintcrow 
  4. Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend 
  5. Catch Me by Claire Contreras
  6. This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink 
  7. After Eden (After Eden #1) by Helen Douglas
  8. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu 
  9. In the Blood by Sara Hantz 
  10. I Am Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton
  11. The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray
  12. Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales by lots of people
  13. Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle
  14. (Never) Again by Theresa Paolo
  15. Heart Failure by Richard L. Mabry
  16. Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein
  17. Do I Bother You At Night? by Troy Aaron Ratliff
  18. Cursed (Fallen Siren #1) by S.J. Harper
  19. The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski 
  20. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  21. Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake 
  22. The Elites by Natasha Ngan  
  23. All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
  24. Reality Boy by A.S. King
  25. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
There. I think that's enough.

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day Two:

Pros and Cons of Blogging:

Like everything, blogging has its upsides and its downsides. These are mine:


  1. Already having read everything.
  2. Realizing that you'll never get a Jericho Barrons or any other Romance character
  3. People think you're going to kill them because you never come out of your room, since you're either writing or reading
  4. Losing sleep because you have to finish a book or else you'll die from suspense
  5. Cliffhangers in an ARC when the next book hasn't been written yet
  6. Everyone automatically assumes you've read anything that's ever been written.
  7. If you haven't read something, everyone in a fifty foot radius turns to you and gasps
  8. The formatting of every blog post
  9. Realizing you're not going to be as awesome as that other blogger
  10. No one understands your sense of humor, since most of it comes in the form of snarky book quotes


  1. The amazing people that you'll meet
  2. Free books
  3. Reading everything before anyone
  4. Becoming a better writer
  5. The feeling you get when you get a like that's not from you family member
  6. Getting an ARC in the mail
  7. Better memory skills from differentiating between one book from another 
  8. Patience from waiting for a book to get better
  9. Finding great books
  10. An outlet for your rants about annoying books that's not to your friends

What are your pros and cons of blogging?

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of you! Everyone reading this should have an awesome 2014 and read the best books.

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Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge- Day One:

Five Blogging Resolutions:

So I've been blogging for a little over a year now, and I think I've gotten lazy. I went from over ten reviews a month to around two or three. Most my posts are just promotional posts. Now, there's nothing wrong with that, but if it's the majority of what I publish, well, it doesn't really show dedication. Since 2014 is a new year and all, I have a list of things I want to improve on The Reading Obsession.

  1. Write more reviews: I already wrote about this
  2. Clean up the blog design: The blog already has a decent design, but it has some flaws. I'm planning to fix some of the bugs and just make it look neater.
  3. Expand my genres: The Reading Obsession is a blog dedicated to fiction book, such as crime thrillers and high fantasy. However, I've focused on Young Adult and Romance. I'm planning to change this up.
  4. Stop being terrified of asking for ARCs: I usually use Netgalley or Edelweiss to get ARCs and I never really try and branch out to publishers. I've been changing that in 2013, but I want to make a more drastic change
  5. Balancing my blogging time: Whenever I write reviews, I go to Goodreads for the book synopsis, cover, and link. But then, I always get sidetracked by funny reviews or just random things. This takes up a lot of my blogging time, and then I end up not having any.
What are your blogging resolutions?

Thank you, Parajunkee, for coming up with this idea. 
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