Sunday, August 2, 2015

Every Last Breath (Dark Elements, #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Giveaway


Some loves will last ’til your dying breath

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.

Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0373211147http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/every-last-breath-jennifer-l-armentrout/1120552292

 

Giveaway...


Val received a surprise package with TWO copies of Every Last Breath in it from Harlequin Teen.  So she's giving one away!

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Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 8/2/15


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

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For Review...




Surprise gift...




Thank you so much Harlequin Teen!

Thanks go to...

Avon books through Inkslinger
Harlequin Teen


Bought...







For Review...


Blackmail BoyfriendLove and Always (A Pound of Flesh, #1.5)Obsidian Mask (Lion Security, #2)


Gifted...


Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy, #4)


Thanks go to...


Entangled
Pocket Star
Scarlett Dawn
Val! <3


Pre-order that arrived...


Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements, #3)


Bought...


Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)


That's what we added to our shelves this week! What do you think? What did you add to your stacks? Leave us a comment!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Strong Enough by M. Leighton ~ Review & giveaway

Source: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. 


Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met? And is he strong enough to let her? 

How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.
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Review...


Feels.  That word has been expanded to mean more because of this book.  It's packed with FEELS from the prologue to the very end.  FEELS.

Jasper King is a dangerous man.  A product of a painful and heartbreaking youth, this boy will have you from the prologue.  My heart ached for him.  His heart and his mind is encased in a strong box that doesn't allow anyone inside.  He had to create this box to survive.  No one gets past it.  He does his job.  The job always comes first.  Nothing gets in the way.  Nothing until Muse.

Muse is hiding.  Trying to protect her dad and stay safe, she's only got a couple of friends in a new city and a new job.  But when she doesn't hear from her dad, she hires Jasper to find him.  But nothing is a it seems and I do mean NOTHING.  Muse has let her father protect her for far too long.  She lets him get away with keeping her in the dark but over the course of the book, Muse comes into her own.  No more clueless Muse.  She wants the truth.  All of it.

As these two spend time together, the attraction they both feel flares.  It's not smart for either of them.  But neither can resist.  But as the truth starts to come out, things get complicated and the feels come strong.

I was pretty surprised with this story.  I had so many guesses and they were wrong.  I figured out a few things but I was texting my friend, Krista (she was reading it too) with the total freakout response of OMG over and over again.  She just laughed at me until she caught up with me and then she understood.

I've always loved this author and this book just increases that mad love.  She is a master story teller that always makes me happy.  While it was an emotional read for me, I loved every moment.

If you love M.  Leighton, you will want this one.  If you just love a great romance that goes from hopeless to happy, then you want this one.  If you love the emotional ones that rock the sexy too, you want this one.  You want this one.

















Giveaway...


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Weightless by Sarah Bannan ~ Giveaway

When 15-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she’s immediately welcomed by the school’s cliques. She’s even nominated to the homecoming court and begins dating a senior, Shane, whose on again/off again girlfriend Brooke becomes Carolyn’s bitter romantic rival. When a video of Carolyn and Shane making out is sent to everyone, Carolyn goes from golden girl to slut, as Brooke and her best friend Gemma try to restore their popularity. Gossip and bullying hound Carolyn, who becomes increasingly private and isolated. When Shane and Brooke—now back together—confront Carolyn in the student parking lot, injuring her, it’s the last attack she can take.

Sarah Bannan's deft use of the first person plural gives Weightless an emotional intensity and remarkable power that will send you flying through the pages and leave you reeling.







Giveaway...



Val received a copy from the publisher and is giving it away!

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#JLAMonth Winners!



We hope you enjoyed all posts from JLA Month!

We had a great time putting them together.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event and participated!  We heart you!!!

Did you miss anything?
You can visit the posts again for the whole month...


AND we have winners to give prizes too!


Last night at the Quote chat, Maybelis Lopez won the Quote contest with this teaser...



Next we have the prize pile to award!



Signed but corner damaged copy of White Hot Kiss
Signed copy of White Hot Kiss
4 signed copies of Stone Cold Touch
2 signed copies of Fall With Me
LUX Beginning & Consequences SIGNED (Set)  claimed by Maria
Signed copy of Onyx
Signed copy of Opal
Signed by JLA & Pepe copy of Obsidian
Signed by JLA & Drew copy of The Return claimed by Tammy
Signed copy of Wicked  claimed by Tanya
Scorched claimed by Danielle

US winners get a choice off the giveaway pile.  

International winners can choose an eBook of their choice of any JLA book currently available (including Every Last Breath).  

There will be 15 winners.  

If there are still books left over after that, they will return to the StuckInBooks giveaway pile.
(This may occur depending on how many INT winners there are)

Val has emailed the first winner.  As winners select things from the pile, they will be crossed off here and a new winner emailed.  Watch it all happen here!




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Friday, July 31, 2015

Beach Reads In August Giveaway Hop



To me, beach reads are the fun, sexy reads.  The best fun, sexy reads I've read lately are the ones in Jamie Shaw's Mayhem series!

So I'm giving away any one book in that series!


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Chaos by Jamie Shaw ~ Review

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Source:  Received an eBook copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

From the moment she saw Shawn Scarlett perform at a school talent show, Kit Larson has loved two things: the guitar, and the gorgeous, green-eyed boy who inspired her to play. But one careless night in high school shatters her hope of ever being more than a notch on his bedpost.

Six years, two bands, and one mostly-mended heart later, Kit’s about to make her rock star dreams a reality as the new guitarist for Shawn’s band, The Last Ones to Know. He may not remember their reckless night together, but Kit has never forgotten… and she’s determined to make him eat his heart out.

The release of their new album means a month cooped up on a tour bus, sleeping inches away from the ridiculously sexy musician she’s never quite gotten over. And as Kit gets to know the real Shawn—not Shawn Scarlett, the rock god, the player—their attraction becomes too hot to resist. But the past is paved with secrets, and when they finally surface, Kit could lose everything: the band, the music, her dreams… and Shawn.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23149165-chaos

http://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Mayhem-Jamie-Shaw-ebook/dp/B00N81I66Ihttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chaos-jamie-shaw/1120977542


Review...


Perhaps you know the feeling of putting your head on a guys shoulder and having him wrap his arm around you pulling you close to him?  That's the feeling I have when I think of Chaos.

I've loved both Mayhem and Riot so I was so excited to get to Chaos!  Adam.  Joel.  So love them.  I was curious about Shawn though.  He's kinda the heart of this band, taking care of things and keeping things rolling along towards their goals.  But that's not really who the angry Kit remembers from six years ago.  He wasn't a great guy then.  And now, he's trying his best to take the signals from Kit.  Both of them holding back a little and keeping truths quiet.

And Kit?  She's strong and following her dream even if it puts her so close to the guy she gave her heart to though he never noticed.  Fighting her attraction to save more heartbreak, she rocks the guitar and becomes a rock star in her own right.  Really love her strong sense of self.  The girl can rock some combat boots like no other.

I loved how these two grown to know each other.  The roof - Kits and another,  the kitchen on the bus, a certain guitar, a laundry mat, and so many more -- all draw these two together and I loved that.  Little pieces of truth that are pushed away by these two combine to make some serious misunderstandings.  And I hurt for them both.  And when things burst into the light, there was hurt on both sides.


The rocker trope combined with the characters I loved from the first two books, this one is a must for anyone who's read the series or anyone who just loves good romance!


Excerpt



It takes me an hour to drive to Mayfield. An hour of drumming my fingers against my Jeep’s steering wheel and blasting the music so loud that I can’t hear myself think. My GPS interrupts the eardrum massacre to give me directions to a club called Mayhem, and I park in the side parking lot of a massive square of a building.
With my Jeep in a spot and my ignition turned off, I drum on my steering wheel a few more times before smacking the heel of my palm against my glove compartment. It pops open, a hairbrush spills out, and I use it to tame my wind-tangled locks.
Earlier this week, the name of Shawn’s band—The Last Ones to Know—popped up on one of my favorite bands’ websites. I blinked once, twice, and then pushed my nose toward the screen to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.
They were looking for a new rhythm guitarist. After doing a little digging, I found out that their old one, Cody, got kicked out of the band. The website didn’t say why, and I didn’t care. There was an opening, and everything in me told me to send an email to the email address listed at the bottom of the online flyer.
I typed the email in a daze—as if my guitar-loving fingers wanted to be in the band even more than my spaced-out brain did. I wrote that I had been in a band in college but that we broke up to go our separate ways, I sent a YouTube link to one of our songs, I asked for an audition, and I signed my name.
Less than half an hour later, I received a reply overflowing with exclamation points and an audition time, and I wasn’t sure if I should smile or cry. It was a chance to make all my dreams come true. But in order to do that, I’d have to face the dream that had already been crushed.
These past six years, I’ve tried not to think about it. I’ve tried to erase his face from my mind. But that day, with that email in front of me, it all came back in a rush.
Green eyes. Messy black hair. An intoxicating scent that seemed to linger on my skin for days, weeks.
I give my head a little shake to clear Shawn from my mind. Then I finish brushing my hair and take one last glance in my rearview mirror. Satisfied I don’t look nearly as messy as I feel, I hop onto the asphalt and haul my guitar case from the backseat.
Now or never.
After a deep breath of city air, I begin making my way around the concrete fortress casting shadow over the parking lot. Unforgiving rays of afternoon sunshine wrap themselves around my neck and send beads of sweat trickling between my shoulder blades. My combat boots hit the sidewalk step by heavy step, and I force them to keep lifting and falling, lifting and falling. It isn’t until I’m at a massive set of double doors that I finally stop long enough to let myself think.
I raise my hand. I lower it. I raise it again. I flex my fingers.
I take a deep breath.

I knock.

The series...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22552579-mayhemhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22552582-riothttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23149165-chaos
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Val loves all three...




About the Author...



Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, Jamie Shaw earned her M.S. in Professional Writing before realizing that the creative side of writing was her calling. An incurable night-owl, she spends late hours crafting novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. She's a loyal drinker of white mochas, a fierce defender of emo music, and a passionate enthusiast of all things romance. She loves interacting with readers and always aims to add new names to their book boyfriend lists.





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