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Tuesday, February 25
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Kiss and Sell by Brittany Geragotellis

I was in a bit of a reading slump. The kind of slump where you dont want to even pick up a book and try to read. Well I finally forced myself to start Kiss and Sell, and then here was this sweet little book reviving my love of reading again. The entire time I was reading this I saw a made-for-tv movie of it in my head and let me tell you it would be fabulous! It’s smart and sassy; the kind of story that leaves you with the warm and fuzzies and maybe, just maybe, a little nostalgic for your own first kiss. 

I loved Arielle Sawyer’s from the very beginning and watching her grow into self-confidence was a delight. While putting a first kiss up for sale on Ebay sounds odd and unsafe, if you suspend reality enough to get past that this book gives you so much more. Who doesn’t remember their first kiss or more appropriately the time before their first kiss when all you wanted to do was check that box off the bucket list? Also, Arielle has some kick ass friends and a disturbling cool and smart mother. There are mean girls, swoon worthy boys, and an empowering story of taking your life and fate into your own hands and growing into your confidence. Now that’s a story I can get behind. I highly recommend giving Kiss and Sell a try—-you just might fall in love all over again.

Overall: A

Kiss and Sell is out now, you can get yours here.

Synopsis: Arielle Sawyer is freaking out because she’s the last in her class to be kissed. Frustrated and wanting to get it over with, she and her friends decide to sell her first kiss on eBay! Suddenly, this former wallflower finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention. But as her popularity grows and her friendships start to weaken, Arielle begins to wonder why she put the post up in the first place. In the end there will be a winner, but will Arielle’s first kiss end up being everything she’s ever dreamed of?

About the Author: Brittany Geragotelis, a former Olympic-bound gymnast and magazine editor, is a self-professed pop culture junkie turned author. Her paranormal action book, LIFE’S A WITCH, received 19 million reads on the writing site Wattpad before being sold to Simon & Schuster in 2012. Both LIFE’S A WITCH and the prequel WHAT THE SPELL (which appeared in an episode of “Glee”) debuted in 2013. The third book in the series, THE WITCH IS BACK, will be published Jan 2014. Brittany recently moved to Los Angeles with her husband Matt, and her two cats, Murray and Cohen. Visit her at www.thebookslayer.com.

eBook provided gratis in exchange for a fair review

Kiss and Sell by Brittany Geragotellis

I was in a bit of a reading slump. The kind of slump where you dont want to even pick up a book and try to read. Well I finally forced myself to start Kiss and Sell, and then here was this sweet little book reviving my love of reading again. The entire time I was reading this I saw a made-for-tv movie of it in my head and let me tell you it would be fabulous! It’s smart and sassy; the kind of story that leaves you with the warm and fuzzies and maybe, just maybe, a little nostalgic for your own first kiss.

I loved Arielle Sawyer’s from the very beginning and watching her grow into self-confidence was a delight. While putting a first kiss up for sale on Ebay sounds odd and unsafe, if you suspend reality enough to get past that this book gives you so much more. Who doesn’t remember their first kiss or more appropriately the time before their first kiss when all you wanted to do was check that box off the bucket list? Also, Arielle has some kick ass friends and a disturbling cool and smart mother. There are mean girls, swoon worthy boys, and an empowering story of taking your life and fate into your own hands and growing into your confidence. Now that’s a story I can get behind. I highly recommend giving Kiss and Sell a try—-you just might fall in love all over again.

Overall: A

Kiss and Sell is out now, you can get yours here.

Synopsis: Arielle Sawyer is freaking out because she’s the last in her class to be kissed. Frustrated and wanting to get it over with, she and her friends decide to sell her first kiss on eBay! Suddenly, this former wallflower finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention. But as her popularity grows and her friendships start to weaken, Arielle begins to wonder why she put the post up in the first place. In the end there will be a winner, but will Arielle’s first kiss end up being everything she’s ever dreamed of?

About the Author: Brittany Geragotelis, a former Olympic-bound gymnast and magazine editor, is a self-professed pop culture junkie turned author. Her paranormal action book, LIFE’S A WITCH, received 19 million reads on the writing site Wattpad before being sold to Simon & Schuster in 2012. Both LIFE’S A WITCH and the prequel WHAT THE SPELL (which appeared in an episode of “Glee”) debuted in 2013. The third book in the series, THE WITCH IS BACK, will be published Jan 2014. Brittany recently moved to Los Angeles with her husband Matt, and her two cats, Murray and Cohen. Visit her at www.thebookslayer.com.

eBook provided gratis in exchange for a fair review

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #kiss and sell #contemporary #romance #brittany geragotellis #indie #self publishing #publishing #amazon



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Monday, November 18
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Cover Spell by T.A. Foster

November 2013

Find it on Goodreads :   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18586516-cover-spell

Tags:   #books #inkslinger pr #coverspell #romance #ta foster #time spell #series #reading #publishing



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Tuesday, November 12
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 I’m happy to be part of the release day Blog Blitz for Cover Spell! Below you’ll find a synopsis of the book, some info about the author and an awesome giveaway to enter! For a limited time as well book 1 Time Spell will be only 99 cents!

xoxo,

V.V.

Book Summary:

Trying her best to mend a broken heart, Ivy Grace travels to hot and sultry New Orleans, the set of her latest novel turned movie. There, she does her best to focus on polishing up the screenplay when the film’s lead actress goes missing. Throw in a budding romance with the movie’s heartthrob and the reappearance of an old flame, and Ivy’s strength, resolve, and heart are put to the test as she works to solve the mysterious kidnapping.

The undercover witch, who craves a regular life, learns she will need more than her Time Spell to fight the evil plaguing New Orleans. New spells, new adventure, and new love take Ivy on a whirlwind journey of magic that unlocks more questions than answers.

Get Cover Spell here!


GIVEAWAY: 
GRAND PRIZE: Signed copy of TIME SPELL (book #1), 20 “edited” manuscript pages of COVER SPELL, and $25 Gift Cards to Amazon and Modcloth (US only). RUNNER UP: eBook copy of TIME SPELL (international). Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter here! 

About the Author:

 T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy. 

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip. Follow T.A. at the following:

Blog: http://www.tafosterauthor.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tafosterwriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAFosterauthor

Author Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7164289.T_A_Foster

Tags:   #i read #books #romance #movies #cover spell #time spell



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Tuesday, October 29
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Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3)- Katie McGarry
McGarry is a genius when it comes to broken characters. An actual genius. Her characters are consistently believable walking the razor’s edge between dark and light, innocence and experience. Crash Into You’s Rachel and Isaiah find in each other both someone who understands, who loves with out conditions or constraints, and who reflects their own internal struggles. Point and counterpoint, a mix of other and same.  It’s mindboggling to me that each Pushing the Limits novel not only showcases compelling characters but does so with an authentic narrative which balances between   a harsh reality and hopeful optimistim. I loved this story just as I suspect I’ll love the next one too. Crash Into You is definitely worth the read and the emotional rollercoaster.
Overall: A
Crash Into You is out November 26th from Harlequin Teen. Pre-order your copy here!  Want to read the first two? Pushing the Limits and Dare You To are out now!
ARC provided gratis by Harlequin Teen

Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3)- Katie McGarry

McGarry is a genius when it comes to broken characters. An actual genius. Her characters are consistently believable walking the razor’s edge between dark and light, innocence and experience. Crash Into You’s Rachel and Isaiah find in each other both someone who understands, who loves with out conditions or constraints, and who reflects their own internal struggles. Point and counterpoint, a mix of other and same.  It’s mindboggling to me that each Pushing the Limits novel not only showcases compelling characters but does so with an authentic narrative which balances between   a harsh reality and hopeful optimistim. I loved this story just as I suspect I’ll love the next one too. Crash Into You is definitely worth the read and the emotional rollercoaster.

Overall: A

Crash Into You is out November 26th from Harlequin Teen. Pre-order your copy here!  Want to read the first two? Pushing the Limits and Dare You To are out now!

ARC provided gratis by Harlequin Teen

Tags:   #i read #books #publishing #ya #harlequin teen #katie mcgarry #pushing the limits #crash into you #romance #contemporary



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Saturday, October 5
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The Great Panty Caper- Tawna Fenske
Want some mystery? Want some romance? Want some adventure? The Great Panty Caper has them all! A short novella, The Great Panty Caper continues where the Shultz sisters left off in Getting Dumped Parts 1 and 2. As always, there’s sexy men, interesting plot choices that YOU the reader get to choose and of course a good old fashioned mystery to solve. JJ is still torn between two boys and well we’re all still getting over Lori’s last boyfriend debacle. O.o. Add some more fashion, some new characters and a new setting and BAM—more Shultz sister hi-jinks ensue.
I loved The Great Panty Caper for it’s light-hearted humor and portrayal of sisterly love. That being said….I WANT MORE. I always do.
Overall: A
The Great Panty Caper is out from Coliloquy publishes on October 8th! 
eArc provided gratis by Coliloquy publishers

The Great Panty Caper- Tawna Fenske

Want some mystery? Want some romance? Want some adventure? The Great Panty Caper has them all! A short novella, The Great Panty Caper continues where the Shultz sisters left off in Getting Dumped Parts 1 and 2. As always, there’s sexy men, interesting plot choices that YOU the reader get to choose and of course a good old fashioned mystery to solve. JJ is still torn between two boys and well we’re all still getting over Lori’s last boyfriend debacle. O.o. Add some more fashion, some new characters and a new setting and BAM—more Shultz sister hi-jinks ensue.

I loved The Great Panty Caper for it’s light-hearted humor and portrayal of sisterly love. That being said….I WANT MORE. I always do.

Overall: A

The Great Panty Caper is out from Coliloquy publishes on October 8th! 

eArc provided gratis by Coliloquy publishers

Tags:   #books #reading #i read #read #mystery #romance #coliloquy #publishing #the great panty caper #tawna fenske #getting dumped #shultz sister mysteries #novellas



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Thursday, October 3
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In honor of The Great Panty Caper coming out October 8th, here’s one from the V.V. archives.
Getting Dumped Part 2- Tawna Fenske
Getting Dumped Part 2 picks up right where Part 1 left off and BOY was that a cliffhanger. I have to say I’m quite pleased with the plot arc of the book and here we solve not one but 2 mysteries. There’s something absurdly delightful about characters who fancy themselves detectives and throw themselves headfirst into danger and mayhem to solve a crime. It’s indulgent and escapist and totally unlike reality (where at least I’d run screaming in the other direction). It’s wonderful! The relationship between the sisters is particularly enjoyable and I find the constant food references hilarious if not hunger inducing.  I was slightly miffed at the end that she hasn’t chosen at man yet, but that’s mostly for a reader’s benefit so we can choose who she pursues in the course of the future books in the series.  And given the ending of part 2, we can be fairly certain there are more adventures in our future. I know I’ll be choosing a certain sexy Brit at all the active fiction choice points. AHEM. But in short, Getting Dumped (pt 1 and 2) is a perfect read for an easy sunny beach day.
Overall A-
Getting Dumped Parts 1 and 2 are out now from Coliloquy! Get your copies here.

In honor of The Great Panty Caper coming out October 8th, here’s one from the V.V. archives.

Getting Dumped Part 2- Tawna Fenske

Getting Dumped Part 2 picks up right where Part 1 left off and BOY was that a cliffhanger. I have to say I’m quite pleased with the plot arc of the book and here we solve not one but 2 mysteries. There’s something absurdly delightful about characters who fancy themselves detectives and throw themselves headfirst into danger and mayhem to solve a crime. It’s indulgent and escapist and totally unlike reality (where at least I’d run screaming in the other direction). It’s wonderful! The relationship between the sisters is particularly enjoyable and I find the constant food references hilarious if not hunger inducing.  I was slightly miffed at the end that she hasn’t chosen at man yet, but that’s mostly for a reader’s benefit so we can choose who she pursues in the course of the future books in the series.  And given the ending of part 2, we can be fairly certain there are more adventures in our future. I know I’ll be choosing a certain sexy Brit at all the active fiction choice points. AHEM. But in short, Getting Dumped (pt 1 and 2) is a perfect read for an easy sunny beach day.

Overall A-

Getting Dumped Parts 1 and 2 are out now from Coliloquy! Get your copies here.

Tags:   #i read #books #reblog #publishing #mystery #romance #contemporary #coliloquy #getting dumped part 2 #tawna fenske



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Wednesday, October 2
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In honor of The Great Panty Caper out October 8th, here’s one from the archives—Getting Dumped- the first Schultz sister mystery!
Getting Dumped is the second “active fiction” book I’ve read from Coliloquy and I have to say I love the format. The choices I made as a reader were much more important here and reflective of my personal opinions on plot then they were in Witch’s Brew. That being said, Fenske has given the reader three interesting leads to choose from:
Collin, the smexy Brit.
Pete, the protective movie star.
Daniel, the asshole ex.
Did I give away my feelings there? Probably. Fenske also writes a very accurate sister relationship. In fact, the plot line was new and compelling too—a job move from corporate to the dump. Who knew I could be so invested in that? There’s a bit of good old Nancy Drew to the storyline as well.
None of this compares however to the major cliffhanger ending that could kill you. No seriously it could. I might be writing this from the afterlife.Overall: A-
Getting Dumped is available for Kindle Users. Get your copy here.

In honor of The Great Panty Caper out October 8th, here’s one from the archives—Getting Dumped- the first Schultz sister mystery!

Getting Dumped is the second “active fiction” book I’ve read from Coliloquy and I have to say I love the format. The choices I made as a reader were much more important here and reflective of my personal opinions on plot then they were in Witch’s Brew. That being said, Fenske has given the reader three interesting leads to choose from:

Collin, the smexy Brit.

Pete, the protective movie star.

Daniel, the asshole ex.

Did I give away my feelings there? Probably. Fenske also writes a very accurate sister relationship. In fact, the plot line was new and compelling too—a job move from corporate to the dump. Who knew I could be so invested in that? There’s a bit of good old Nancy Drew to the storyline as well.

None of this compares however to the major cliffhanger ending that could kill you. No seriously it could. I might be writing this from the afterlife.

Overall: A-

Getting Dumped is available for Kindle Users. Get your copy here.

Tags:   #i read #books #mystery #romance #contemporary #coliloquy #tawna fenske #getting dumped #archives #reblog



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Friday, July 12
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V is for Virgin- Kelly Oram
While the title may throw you off, V is for Virgin isn’t a preachy story about abstinence. Not really. It’s a story about taking ownership of your life and decisions, about not giving in to peer pressure, and about the changes that one person can bring to the world. It has a great message especially for women to stand up for themselves and their needs. It also raises interesting questions about fame and paparazzi and living in a world where anything you do can be the next Internet sensation. The chemistry with rock star Kyle Hamilton and Valerie is electric and their banter is hilarious. My only pet peeve was the ending—-it was unrealistically happy in my opinion. All of these characters were married by like age 20, who does that anymore? No one in New York that’s for damn sure. And frankly I feel like it undermined the women empowerment that it built earlier in the story. You end the whole thing with all these women getting married or being in relationships? Wow, how very unsubversive to patriachial culture. It’s just weird. Apart from the overly happy ending, it was a good read, thought provoking and inspiring.
Overall: A-
V is for Virgin is out now. Get your copy here!

V is for Virgin- Kelly Oram

While the title may throw you off, V is for Virgin isn’t a preachy story about abstinence. Not really. It’s a story about taking ownership of your life and decisions, about not giving in to peer pressure, and about the changes that one person can bring to the world. It has a great message especially for women to stand up for themselves and their needs. It also raises interesting questions about fame and paparazzi and living in a world where anything you do can be the next Internet sensation. The chemistry with rock star Kyle Hamilton and Valerie is electric and their banter is hilarious. My only pet peeve was the ending—-it was unrealistically happy in my opinion. All of these characters were married by like age 20, who does that anymore? No one in New York that’s for damn sure. And frankly I feel like it undermined the women empowerment that it built earlier in the story. You end the whole thing with all these women getting married or being in relationships? Wow, how very unsubversive to patriachial culture. It’s just weird. Apart from the overly happy ending, it was a good read, thought provoking and inspiring.

Overall: A-

V is for Virgin is out now. Get your copy here!

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #publishing #v is for vigin #kelly oram #contemporary #romance #feminist



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Wednesday, July 10
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The Avery Shaw Experiment- Kelly Oram
The Avery Shaw Experiment was one of those perfect, light summer reads. No seriously, it’s so adorable I can’t even stand it. I loved the alternative viewpoints between Avery and Grayson. The idea of getting over a heartbreak using the stages of grief and a little scientific method was a great plot concept.  It was laugh out loud funny from page 1 and by the end it just gave me that feel good feeling sigh. You know what I mean, the one where you exhale and you realize you’re smiling so hard it hurts and you feel relaxed and just joyful. I love that feeling and maybe that’s part of why I loved this book so hard. But I know that it was so phenomenal that I immediately went and bought every other book that Kelly Oram has written, and that’s an unusual buying pattern for me which really speaks to how fantastic this book is. So if you’re looking for a light, easy, contemporary that will leave you feeling good about life look no further than The Avery Shaw Experiment.
Overall: A
The Avery Shaw Experiment is out now and is a STEAL at only 99 cents! Get your copy here!

The Avery Shaw Experiment- Kelly Oram

The Avery Shaw Experiment was one of those perfect, light summer reads. No seriously, it’s so adorable I can’t even stand it. I loved the alternative viewpoints between Avery and Grayson. The idea of getting over a heartbreak using the stages of grief and a little scientific method was a great plot concept.  It was laugh out loud funny from page 1 and by the end it just gave me that feel good feeling sigh. You know what I mean, the one where you exhale and you realize you’re smiling so hard it hurts and you feel relaxed and just joyful. I love that feeling and maybe that’s part of why I loved this book so hard. But I know that it was so phenomenal that I immediately went and bought every other book that Kelly Oram has written, and that’s an unusual buying pattern for me which really speaks to how fantastic this book is. So if you’re looking for a light, easy, contemporary that will leave you feeling good about life look no further than The Avery Shaw Experiment.

Overall: A

The Avery Shaw Experiment is out now and is a STEAL at only 99 cents! Get your copy here!

Tags:   #i read #books #young adult fiction #ya #ya lit #young adult #publishing #the avery shaw experiment #kelly oram #science #high school #contemporary #romance



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Tuesday, July 9
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Dare You To- Katie McGarry
Dare You To continues McGarry’s success in deep gritty contemporaries. I loved exploring and learning more about Beth, a character we’ve met previously in McGarry’s first book, Pushing the Limits. In this book we get baseball and dares, love and self-confidence, and an exploration of relationships in all their various forms. True to her hallmark style, romance isn’t the only plot here and the character development rivals that of Simone Elkeles. Tough issues, tough characters and tough decisions seem to be a hallmark of McGarry’s writing. Be prepared to face the gamut of human emotions reading this book, including some pretty serious violence, but don’t worry too much you’ll get a reasonable happy ending. 
Overall: A+
Dare You To is out now from Harlequin Teen. Get your copy here!
ARC provided gratis by Harlequin Teen

Dare You To- Katie McGarry

Dare You To continues McGarry’s success in deep gritty contemporaries. I loved exploring and learning more about Beth, a character we’ve met previously in McGarry’s first book, Pushing the Limits. In this book we get baseball and dares, love and self-confidence, and an exploration of relationships in all their various forms. True to her hallmark style, romance isn’t the only plot here and the character development rivals that of Simone Elkeles. Tough issues, tough characters and tough decisions seem to be a hallmark of McGarry’s writing. Be prepared to face the gamut of human emotions reading this book, including some pretty serious violence, but don’t worry too much you’ll get a reasonable happy ending. 

Overall: A+

Dare You To is out now from Harlequin Teen. Get your copy here!

ARC provided gratis by Harlequin Teen

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #publishing #dare you to #pushing the limits #katie mcgarry #harlequin teen #contemporary #romance


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Friday, June 21
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All I Need- Susanne Colasanti
I think I may need a dentist visit after this book, because it was so sweet it rotted my teeth. Okay, okay, while I’m snarky and cynical, I did enjoy All I Need which is fundamentally about true love. I have some issues with the end, but if we let that go the rest was exactly what I signed up for—-a summer read—light and easy, quick paced and sweet. Young love in the summer always seems to be a good fit for this time of the year. I like that Colasanti brings realism to her idealistic characters; there is struggle, real world pressures and work in this relationship. While Seth and Skye do seem made for each other, it doesn’t come easily. The subplots of college life and high school friendships hit the nail on the head as well. The 80s music throughout is also a plus in my book too. And finally in the plus column, it’s a short book, one you can easily finish in a single sitting (or a single hour if you’re me). All in all, All I Need continues Colasanti’s tradition of delivering solid, sweet contemporaries to readers.
Overall: A-
All I Need is out now from Viking, an imprint of Penguin. Get your copy here!
ARC given to me by Erica at The Book Cellar! Thanks E!

All I Need- Susanne Colasanti

I think I may need a dentist visit after this book, because it was so sweet it rotted my teeth. Okay, okay, while I’m snarky and cynical, I did enjoy All I Need which is fundamentally about true love. I have some issues with the end, but if we let that go the rest was exactly what I signed up for—-a summer read—light and easy, quick paced and sweet. Young love in the summer always seems to be a good fit for this time of the year. I like that Colasanti brings realism to her idealistic characters; there is struggle, real world pressures and work in this relationship. While Seth and Skye do seem made for each other, it doesn’t come easily. The subplots of college life and high school friendships hit the nail on the head as well. The 80s music throughout is also a plus in my book too. And finally in the plus column, it’s a short book, one you can easily finish in a single sitting (or a single hour if you’re me). All in all, All I Need continues Colasanti’s tradition of delivering solid, sweet contemporaries to readers.

Overall: A-

All I Need is out now from Viking, an imprint of Penguin. Get your copy here!

ARC given to me by Erica at The Book Cellar! Thanks E!

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #contemporary #romance #susanne colasanti #all i need #viking #penguin



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Thursday, June 13
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I’m so excited to take part in the cover reveal for Nichole Chase’s The Accidental Assassin (see above)! I love the cover—it’s a bit Breakfast at Tiffany’s with guns and it reminds a lot of her Suddenly Royal cover which I also loved. I’m a huge fan of Nichole’s and I seriously CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on this book. I’ll kill for it. (Okay, that was a terrible play on the assassin thing). Anyway check out the synopsis and the exciting news Nichole has to share with us below about her Suddenly Royal series (YES SERIES!!! SQUEEEE!).

xoxo

V.V.

ABOUT THE ACCIDENTAL ASSASSIN:

Ava McKenzie is a creature of habit. Life is passing her by and she has nothing to show for it. She’s had the same job since she started college, she orders the same dish every time she goes to her favorite restaurant, and she only reads books from authors she knows. There is nothing new or surprising in her life… until her best friend marries a man from London. When her newlywed friend asks her to house-sit in England while she honeymoons, Ava jumps at the chance. This could be the very thing she needs to shake up her life. Ava throws herself headfirst into her new lifestyle; she wants to try everything, go everywhere, and never get stuck in a rut again. Of course, offing a man in a car garage hadn’t been one of the things on her list to try.

 

Owen Walker spends every day in a new place with a new mission. As one of the most renowned assassins in the world, he has his choice of marks—and he’s never failed to complete a task. When a new hit takes him back to his hometown, he looks forward to spending time somewhere familiar. What he isn’t expecting is to help an attractive, confused American woman find out how she’s ended up on a hit man’s list.

 

As Ava and Owen dodge bullets, will they be able to escape their undeniable attraction to each other? Or will all that chemistry blow up in a shower of hot and dangerous sparks?

 

BIG News about SUDDENLY ROYAL from Nichole Chase:

 

For those of you that have been following me for the last two months, you know that life has gotten a bit crazy. Crazy good! And I have even more good news. I’ve accepted a three book publishing deal with Avon Publishing of HarperCollins. With their help we will be bringing Suddenly RoyalThe Royal Agenda, and the untitled third book to stores and bookstores near you! I’m very excited about working with Tessa Woodward and the people of Avon. I can’t wait to see what we do together.

 
What does this mean for the readers? Well, it means more accessible books! You’ll be able to find Suddenly Royal in bookstores, Walmart, and Target in just a few months! AND! And! There will be some added content to the new paperback. Don’t worry—it’s nothing that changes the story, so you won’t be missing anything important—but it does give you a little more Sam and Alex (and I know how much you guys love Alex). We’re also working to have fast turn-around on the next two books so you guys don’t have super long wait times. I will be letting you know those dates as soon as I can.
 
I’m very excited and am so grateful that everyone loves Sam and Alex as much as I do. Thank you to everyone that has made this possible. It’s a dream come true.

 

ABOUT NICHOLE CHASE:

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.
For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.

Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Ms. Chase is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal (including several short stories).

Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, dog, tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.


Be sure to follow Nichole on your platform of choice:

Website: www.nicholechase.com

Blog: http://www.nicholechase.BlogSpot.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NicholeChase

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author.nicholechase

Goodreads Author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5074162.Nichole_Chase

Tags:   #cover reveal #publishing #romance #contemporary #the accidental assassin #inkslinger pr #nichole chase #avon books #suddenly royal #books #i read #photos


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Tuesday, May 21
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WIth summer at our door it’s the perfect time to read about skinny dipping right? I’m so happy to be taking part in The Hazards of Skinny Dipping blog tour! Below we have a great Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Reed post from Alyssa herself. Be sure to click the link and enter the rafflecopter to win your own copy too! 

xoxo,

V.V.

10 Things You Don’t Know About Reed

1)    His room is a total mess, but he tries to keep his truck clean. Juliet gets on his back about that difference.

2)    He’s only been skinny dipping once, and it didn’t last long. What happened afterward was much more enjoyable then the dip in the pool.

3)    He’s from the north, but never wants to leave the south. When he first moved to Charleston, he wouldn’t have believed it.

4)    He really likes to cook. He probably got the interest from his Uncle Al, and he still doesn’t understand why Al doesn’t open a place that serves decent food.

5)    He can function well on very little sleep. He’s the opposite of Juliet who gets cranky if she doesn’t get enough.

6)    His favorite movies are action flicks, but he still wants to keep the Halloween horror movie tradition alive.

7)    He’s a history major and kind of wants to become a professor. He just isn’t sure yet.

8)    His favorite part about Juliet is her smile. He swears she has a special one that she only uses for him.

9)    He has a newfound love of pizza sauce. It brings back good memories.

10) He’s going to convince Juliet to become a regular on his paintball team.

Synopsis:

This isn’t a deep book about first loves or self-discovery. If you want a book like that, I’d be happy to recommend one, but I don’t have that kind of story to tell. Instead my story is about rash decisions and finding out that your dream guy is bad in bed. It’s the story of when I finally went skinny dipping, and how my life was never the same again. Oh, and it’s also the story of my freshman year of college and realizing Mr. Right might have been there all along.


Author Bio:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand. Follow Alyssa on Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and her website.

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Tuesday, April 30
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Exposing Alix- Inara Scott
Sometimes a girl just wants to read a steamy romance and Exposing Alix is a perfect book to fill that want. It checks off every box—-chemistry between the protagonists, depth to the plot and the characters that moves beyond just romance, asking the big questions about love, life, death and what is real and what is not.  Inara does an amazing job of balancing vulnerability and a dark past of both her characters with a hopeful and optimistic romance storyline. Alix is ADORABLE while Ryker is a strong masculine lead without being a dominating asshole (as seems to be all the rage these days, blech). All in all, Exposing Alix was a perfect lazy Sunday indulgent read.
Overall: A
Exposing Alix is out now, get your copy here.

Exposing Alix- Inara Scott

Sometimes a girl just wants to read a steamy romance and Exposing Alix is a perfect book to fill that want. It checks off every box—-chemistry between the protagonists, depth to the plot and the characters that moves beyond just romance, asking the big questions about love, life, death and what is real and what is not.  Inara does an amazing job of balancing vulnerability and a dark past of both her characters with a hopeful and optimistic romance storyline. Alix is ADORABLE while Ryker is a strong masculine lead without being a dominating asshole (as seems to be all the rage these days, blech). All in all, Exposing Alix was a perfect lazy Sunday indulgent read.

Overall: A

Exposing Alix is out now, get your copy here.

Tags:   #i read #books #romance #exposing alix #contemporary #inara scott



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Tuesday, April 23
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I’m so excited to be participating in the Release Day Launch for Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase. Below you’ll find a synopsis, an author bio, and a link to enter the massive giveaway! But first up, my review. xoxo V.V.

My Review:

You know how sometimes you just have these moods where nothing you pick up can keep your interest. Suddenly Royal is broke that streak for me. A generation of The Princess Diaries readers has grown up and this is the book for them.   

From the beginning, I was charmed with Samantha and her saucy down to earth personality. Suddenly Royal manages to be sweet, sexy, and poignant. The romance story line is everything you’d want it to be (no spoilers!) and is perfectly balanced by the heartbreak and guilt of the dad’s portion of the plot (no spoilers!). I *literally* laughed and cried with this book, a true feat in my opinion. Frankly, every expectation I had for Suddenly Royal was exceeded. It will be a book that I return to and reread for sure if only to spend more time in Lilaria and with the smexy Prince Alex.  With summer around the corner, I cannot think of a better beachy, fun, easy read to take with you to the surf, the sun and the sand.

Overall: A

Get your copy here or enter to win one below!


Synopsis:

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.


Author Bio:

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.
For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.

Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Ms. Chase is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal (including several short stories).

Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, dog, tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

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