Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pyxis By K.C. Neal ~ Review

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Source:  Purchased eBook copy

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Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path.

Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

My Thoughts:

3 stars - Fast and quirky this one creates a whole new genre

Pyxis is unique.  The supernatural is there but it's not like what I've read in other books.  As a result, this book is difficult to predict and that makes it a fun read.  It's certainly YA but the angst is not the focus of the story.  That make it different than most YA books and in many ways refreshing.  It just has to be experienced and enjoyed because you can't compare it to the rest.  It's a fast read that's ending had me wanting to pick up the next book as soon as possible.  I will admit that it felt like I'd only seen the first act in a 3 act play.  Very little felt resolved.

Corinne is understandably confused by her situation and she tries to puzzle out the Pyxis without the help of a mentor.  That's not working so well.  I did want to shout at her a couple of times when I saw the clues before she did, but I still liked her.  I love Mason although I'm still wondering some thing about him.  He seems to know a little more than he may be letting on.  I'm hoping for more about that in the next book.  I do love his devotion to helping Corinne despite her reluctance to make him officially her boyfriend.  Authors use lots of the things to get in the way of a couple getting together but the reasons in this one seem vague.  I'm hoping to see more with that in book two as well.

If you're looking from something fast and quirky that doesn't feel like anything else, then this is a great YA book to pick up.

#CuddleByVal (#WoW) ~ 10/31/12

This is my version of Waiting on Wednesday but with more cuddles, books I can't wait to cuddle for various reasons.

What book do I really want to CUDDLE??? This one, of course!

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 CANNOT wait for this one!  So need more of Kaidan & Anna!

What about you?  What you waiting on???

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tempting the Player by J. Lynn ~ Review

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

(Please note that J. Lynn is JLAs adult books and this one is VERY adult)

Tempting the Player (Gamble Brother #2)

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Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

My Thoughts:


5 stars - Scorching HOT from the get go & just got better from there! 

What do I say about this book? I can tell you that I LOVED the first book in this series, Tempting the Best Man.   I don't read as much adult books and this series is truly ADULT but I loved it.  As much as I loved TtBM, TtP was so much better.  Why?

I'm thinking it's Chad.  He's VERY rough around the edges and his image is even worse than reality.  NO way is this man falling for just ONE girl.  But then he sees Bridget.  Everyone agrees that Bridget is NOT Chad's normal women, including his babysitter - heehee.  Not telling what that's about but it's too funny. Back to this Bridget being different than his normal fare - yeah THAT's what makes her different and the boy has no chance - though he puts up a good fight. Or rather she does. Have I said too much? Hmmm....yes maybe I have.

Bottom line, this book is one scorching hot ride - pun intended - with a delicious story compelling you forward!  Easily, this book is a one sitting kinda book.  I took two but not because I didn't want to do it in one!!!

If you loved Tempting the Best Man, then this one is a RUN RIGHT NOW AND GET IT kinda book.  If you haven't read TtBM, you can still read this one - it's a companion kinda series BUT you will so want to read TtBM later - just sayin'

So if hot, sexy, steam romance is your thing, then RUN, do not walk, to pick this one up.

Teaser Tuesday ~ 10/30/12

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This weeks teaser comes from Pyxis by K.C. Neal
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Mason laughed.  I'd always loved the sound of his laugh, a bubbly rumble that started deep in his throat and seemed to spill out and expand into space.  He sat down against one wall and stretched out his long legs, ankles crossed.  His hands folded across his stomach, and he regarded me for a moment.  I tried not to fidget.

"So what's the news at school?"  he said finally.  "Sophie still a nightmare?  How's Angeline?  Who's with who?" (Page 82)

What ya think?  Review for this coming tomorrow.  Have a teaser for me this week?  Leave me a comment.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Losing It by Cora Carmack ~ Tour Stop & GIVEAWAY

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

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Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible-- a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theater professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.

My Thoughts:

4 stars - Funny and charming, the pages just flew by!

Garrick.  Yes, I'm starting with the boy again.  He's sexy and charming.  Bliss is attracted immediately and, really how could she resist? She's a theater student and she sees this hot boy reading Shakespeare.  Yeah, the chemistry was fast and scorching HOT.  But chemistry a relationship does not make.  That's were Garrick shows off his incredible charm and his confident personality.  So this girl left him naked only hours after meeting her, he doesn't hold it against her when they meet in class the NEXT day!  He's cute about it really but you could feel the sexual tension between them.  So he's her teacher, um doesn't mean they aren't both of age and VERY attracted to each other. 

What I loved about this book was that even though they did have this incredible chemistry, they developed a relationship - while they were trying to resist each other.  Garrick worrying about her is so cute.  Bliss jealous over some unknown phone call is adorable.  Oh and the epilogue from Garricks POV is totally fun.

Bliss has going all the way and really can't figure out why.  She tried the one-night stand thing just to get it out of the way but...yeah.  That ended with her soon to be professor in her bed naked and her NOT.  She's not sure why she just can't turn off her brain and let it happen.  But she does figure it out.  I loved her reason but I won't tell you.  Gonna have to read it for that.

Oh and Hamlet, the gray cat?  She is fabulous!! No other comment is allowed, sorry.

Bliss sick and seeing dream Garrick?  Awesome!

The theater setting was interesting.  Not really my thing but it certainly drove the story.  I thought the story took off quickly and had the BEST ending.  There were a few slow parts but really I enjoyed it very much. 

If you like New Adult romance, then this is a great choice!!


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Deity by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Tour Stop & Giveaway

IT'S HERE!  The Deity Tour!! YAY!

Find the tour Schedule HERE.


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To kick things off here, I have some teasers from Deity for you and a couple of giveaways!

One for Seth

Seth chuckled, and then his mouth was making its way to mine, and I opened for him.  the edges of his hair tickled my cheeks as the kiss deepened.  His fingers drifted down the front of my blouse and then they were sliding over the bare skin of my stomach.  I wrapped my leg around his, and were moving together on the bed.  His lips were dancing all over my flushed skin as his hands slid down, fingers finding the button on my jeans.

A second later, there was a knock on my door and a booming voice.  


Seth stilled above me, panting.  "You have got to be freaking kidding me."

Leon knocked again.  "Alexandria, I know you're in there." (Page 28 of ACR)

One for Aiden

Aiden glanced down at me, smiling tightly.  "Do you how ancient warriors trained?  They used to fight Deimos and Phobos, who used the warriors' worst fears against them during battle."

"Thanks for the daily wird god history lesson, but--"

"But since the gods of Fear and Terror have been off the circuit for awhile, they created this chamber.  They believe that fighting using only your other senses to guide you is the best way to hone your skills and face your fears."

"Fears of what?"

He opened the door and a black hole greeted us.  "Whatever fears are holding you back."

I dug in my heels.  "I'm not afraid."

"You're terrified."

"Aiden, I am two seconds from--" My own surprised shriek cut me off as he hauled me into the chamber, shutting the door behind him, casting the room in utter darkness.  My breath froze in my throat.  

"Aiden...I can't see anything."

"That's the point."

"Well, thanks, Captain Obvious." I reached out blindly, but only felt air.  "What do you expect me to do in here?"  As soon as the question left my mouth, I was assaulted with totally inappropriate images of all the things we could do in here.

"We fight." (Page 61 of ARC)


Here is the Tour giveaway!

From Spencer Hill - 3 winners (INT)

$25 Amazon gift card
A shirt
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Now here's some giveaways from me!

First one is a swag giveaway!  

 This is a spread the word about the tour Giveaway.

US only

1st place winner gets a Deity Swag Pack

(10) 2nd place winners get a Deity Bookmark


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(15) Bookmark winners


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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spread the word ---> Twitter Party #DeityJLA & GIVEAWAY

Twitter Party - November 2nd 8PM EST

Never been to one?  

No worries - here's the deal.

You need a twitter account.

You follow the hash tag #DeityJLA in tweet chat (or similar)

What happens at a twitter party?

All us JLA fans will be talking JLA!

JLA may show up too (crosses fingers)

Gonna be asking questions and JLA and her books for PRIZES!

PRIZES?  What kind??

Showed this off Friday but here it is again. I'm talking swag baby!!!

Yes, t-shirts, bookmarks, postcards, and picks!

Wanta win some NOW?

Help me spread the word about the twitter party and I have an INT prize for ya!

Here's what's up for grabs!

It's a Deity t-shirt, 2 different Deity bookmarks, an Elixir postcard and an Apollyon Pick - EEP!

What ya gotta do to enter?

Spread the word about the twitter party!
Make sure and include the date, time and hashtag for it to count.





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Available TODAY ~ Confessions of an Alli Cat by Courtney Cole

Thirty-five year-old Allison “Alli” Lancaster has it all—a fabulous job, a beautiful 15 year-old daughter, a hilarious BFF and a gorgeous house with a pool and Jacuzzi in an exclusive Las Vegas neighborhood.  What she doesn’t have is a husband, because she kicked her lousy, cheating ex to the curb nine months ago.  Since then, Alli has paid her dues with seemingly endless self-improvement and seemingly endless mourning.  Now she’s ready to move on and try new things.

Alli’s idea of “trying new things” is nothing like that devil-of-a-best-friend of hers.  Somehow, Sara, the devil of a best friend, talks Alli into trying out a sex toy, sleeping with a younger man and letting a stranger in a lab jacket put hot wax on a place that should never, ever, ever see wax.  And that’s only the beginning. 

Alli never saw her life going quite like this.   She also never thought she’d meet someone else who had the very real potential to change her life forever. 

But she did.

Enter the new guy.  He’s gorgeous, refined and mature.  He’s also marriage material.  But that poses a problem for Alli, who renounced the institution of marriage when she renounced her ex.  What’s a girl to do?

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  But what the heck happens when you can’t leave Vegas?  Well, you spin the wheel, of course.  You play the game and let the chips fall where they may. 

Alli just hopes she can find them all.




“You look marvelous!” Sara says when I round the corner into the bedroom.
“I feel ridiculous.”
“Why?  We are simply two wealthy women with trophy boy toys out for a night on the town at one of Vegas’s most luxurious night spots.  Nothing to feel ridiculous about.”
“I’m dressed like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, only without the body for it,” I say, indicating my short, tight dress.  “How did I let you talk me into buying this?”
“Well, I thought it might help things with Rick the Dick many moons ago, but this is an even better use.  Besides, you look mouthwatering.”  
Standing up, she walks to me.  She trails the fingertips of one hand down my cheek. 
“A beautiful face,” she says, dragging her hands down to palm my boobs next.  She gives them a squeeze.  “Delicious rack,” she declares then grabs my waist and spins me around.  “And a perfect ass,” she exclaims, slapping my butt.  “You are gorgeous and any man in his right mind would give his left nut to lick you from head to toe and everywhere in between.”
“I think you secretly have the hots for me,” I laugh.  “Maybe I should be going out with you instead.”
“Oh, you flatter!  If either of us swung that way, we’d be perfect together.  But, alas, I’m a sausage lover, as are you.  No tacos for us.”
I can’t help but laugh.  “Have you always been this way and I’m just now noticing?”
“Yes.  You’ve been preoccupied for a few years.”
“I’m beginning to really love this new you.  Even if she shocks me regularly and gets me into trouble more often than not.”
“You love it and you know it.  I add much-needed excitement to your life,” Sara claims, walking to the mirror to touch up her lipstick.
“Did I tell you I love that hair style on you, too?”  I ask, referring to her dark red pixie cut.  She totally has the face to pull it off.
“Keep going like that and I’m yours.”
We both laugh. 
“Well, I guess I’m ready.”  I add under my breath, “At least as ready as I’ll ever be.”
“Then it’s time to go.”
My stomach flutters in dread and anxiety and, yes, a little bit of excitement.  I take a deep breath and smile at Sara.  She loops her arms through mine and grins. 
“Welcome to the first night of the rest of your life.”
We make our way outside and down the walk to the curb, to the shiny black limousine waiting there.  The ride is only twenty minutes or so, during which I drink champagne in the back of the limo at a rate of speed that would make a sailor proud.
When we glide to a stop at the club, I follow Sara out of the car. 
And the man waiting for me nearly takes my breath away.
He’s taller than I imagined and much broader than I expected.  His shoulders look a mile wide in his perfectly-tailored tuxedo, making his waist look smaller than mine.  His hair is dark brown and his eyes are the same dark, sparkling blue as they are in his picture.
He’s young, all right.  But there is nothing boyish about this guy.  Not at all.
As I step from the car, he extends his hand toward me.  I slip my fingers into his and he smiles.  I’m pretty sure my knees go numb and my uterus has a spasm.  But it’s when he speaks that I know it’s all over but the shouting. And the Hallelujah choir. 
“You’re more beautiful than I could’ve imagined,” he purrs in a deep, velvety voice.
Yep, I’m gonna ride him like a runaway bull tonight. No two ways about it.
The thought makes me smile.

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 10/28/12

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

This week, I have a few books I got for review.  I also spent my credits at Audible and picked up something free.  Check it out.

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The Tragedy Papers by Elizabeth Laban (from the publisher - thank you)

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Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is, “Enter here to be and find a friend.” Tim does not expect to find a friend; all he really wants to do is escape his senior year unnoticed. Despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “it” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, and she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone finds out. Tim and Vanessa enter into a clandestine relationship, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

The story unfolds from two alternating viewpoints: Tim, the tragic, love-struck figure, and Duncan, a current senior, who uncovers the truth behind Tim and Vanessa’s story and will consequently produce the greatest Tragedy Paper in Irving’s history.

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Tempting the Player by J. Lynn (from the publisher - thank you)

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Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.

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Charade by Nyrae Dawn (from the author - thank you)

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Nineteen-year-old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past. Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection.

Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom's dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice but to pretend it's what he wants too.

Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom, so they strike a deal that helps them both. But what if Cheyenne’s past isn’t what she thought? Soon they’re trading one charade for another—losing themselves in each other to forget about their pain. The more they play their game, the more it becomes the only thing they have that feels real.

Both Cheyenne and Colt know life is never easy, but neither of them expect the tragedy that threatens to end their charade and rip them apart forever.

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Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

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n this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.




Audio books I spent my credits on:

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Of Poseidon By Anna Banks

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Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Tiger's Destinyby Collen Houck

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With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. A smart  phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.

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Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?


Picked up free:

The Hook-up Doctor's Guide by Nyrae Dawn

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Sebastian Hawkins, known online as “The Hook up Doctor” is taking his advice column one step further with “The Hook-up Doctor Guide”. In this manual he’s revisiting some of his hardest cases along with dishing out brand new advice, too. Sebastian isn’t stopping with just these six specific cases either. He’s throw in some of Sebastian’s Rules to give girls extra advice on grabbing the guy of their dreams.

So if you've ever been a little lost on how to move out of the "friend territory" or make your BFF's brother see you as more than his little sister's friend, than this guide is for you.

For more from The Hook-up Doctor you can check out his story in WHAT A BOY WANTS.

Sometimes advice is much easier to give, than to put into action...

This is a short story companion which can be read before or after, WHAT A BOY WANTS.

Disclaimer: The Hook up Doctor Guide is a work of FICTION and not meant to apply in real life. Sebastian and all of the situations in this book are fictional and for entertainment purposes only. This should not be used as a real “self-help” book. This advice is not meant for readers use, but for a fun, fictional read.

FUN week for books!  It does depress me that I got more books than I read this week, meaning my TBR list is getting ever larger!!

What about you?  What books are stacking your shelves?  Leave me a comment.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Save the date!!! #DeityJLA Twitter Party


November 2nd 8PM EST


There will be prizes!!! Including these....

Yes those are Deity t-shirts!

Yes those are Deity Bookmarks!

Yes those are Elixir postcards!

Yes those are APOLLYON guitar picks!

The Book Tour starts MONDAY!  

There will be reviews, interviews, a vlog, and more.  Of course there will be giveaways too!!

ONE more thing!

JLA posted this lovely pic on twitter as her PERFECT Aiden.  I couldn't agree more!!! I am team Aiden and this boy is totally him!!!

Guilherme Valle as Aiden


Cover reveal ~ Blood Bound by Kehia Swaim

Available September 10, 2013

Blood Bound by Kehia Swaim


Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.

Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.
But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.



Oh yeah, we get to VOTE for the cover we like better!  I have a definite opinion as to which one is better but I'm so NOT telling.  You vote for yourself.  Find the voting poll below.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fragile by M. Leighton ~ Tour Stop + GIVEAWAY

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

From Goodreads:  

Her heart, as delicate as glass. His love, as strong as steel. Can either survive life and death?

Hardy Bradford is an eighteen year old football phenomenon who has the girl, the school, the town and the future in the palm of his hand. His life is all mapped out for him, right down to who he’ll marry and how he’ll become a professional football player. It doesn't seem to matter that Hardy would’ve chosen a much different life if it was up to him. But it's not. At least not until his Miracle comes along.

The first time Hardy laid eyes on Miracle St. James, he didn’t know who she was, but he knew she was something different and that he’d never get her out of his head. And he didn’t. Now, months later, Hardy’s world is turned upside down when Miracle shows up in his class, stealing his heart and forever changing the course of his life.

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Miracle’s sick. Very sick. And Hardy might be losing the only thing in his life that has ever mattered. How much is too much to sacrifice for the one you love? For just a little more time? For just one more chance? Can Hardy be the hero Miracle needs? Or is it Hardy that needs saving?

My Thoughts:

5 stars - Sweetest love story EVER!

So I just need to be brutally honest here at the beginning of this review.  When I first looked at this book, I really sure this is for me.  I mean I read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS recently and cried my eyes out.  SO didn't want to go there again (NOT that I didn't LOVE TFIOS but really can you read a book like that more than say once a year?  I'm thinking NO).  But FRAGILE is authored by Michelle Leighton and I LOVE her books.  The second thought won out.  I decided to read the book but....I was leery. 

With that in mind, what did I find in FRAGILE.  I can tell you that it isn't a sad story AT ALL.  Instead, it's about the sweetest love story I HAVE EVER READ.  The characters are adorable.  LOVE Hardy so much.  He appears to be in the perfect place but it's not where he wants to be, not really.  It's where his father wants him to be.  I don't think it ever occurred to Hardy to look for anything other than what his father had planned for him until he discovered the more that he was missing.  Miracle has a different way at looking at life.  Her health problems have caused her to look past the petty issues of high school and hold her head up high in very difficult situations.  Her vision causes Hardy to see things differently.

Let me say something about the love triangle/square that may be considered to be part of this story.  It's not there.  Yes, Hardy has a girlfriend at the beginning of the book and yes Miracle has...shall we say an interested party BUT I never saw the angst or stress that that plot development often brings.  This really makes this story unique and comfortable to read.  The things that keep Hardy and Miracle apart are more growth inspiring than another guy/girl.  There is genuine growth in these characters not sexual tension.  Now don't get me wrong, there is A LOT of chemistry between these two and the romance is HOT and heavy, more so than I really was expecting from this kind of book.  It looks so innocent sitting there but this book doesn't hold back on the romance or the steam!

I read this book FAST.  The pages slid by and I was so happy with the ending.  Talk about a SWEET ending.  Lots of aww's going on and a couple of fist pumping YES'!

If you enjoy the contemporary love scene in YA with more than the average chemistry and steam, then pick this one up for sure!!!


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