Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #66

Hosted By Tynga's Reviews


Author Signings

Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

Everneath (Everneath, #1)   Everbound (Everneath, #2)   Evertrue (Everneath, #3) 

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)   Asunder (Newsoul, #2)   Infinite (Newsoul, #3) 

I told her I was so sad about that ending! And she made me feel better about it but then she almost start tearing up since we were talking about it. It was raining super hard so there were not too many of us there which was awesome because I got to ask lots of questions.






Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry   Elsewhere   Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac   All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)

So I guess a lot of old people love this book because I was the youngest one at the signing! LOL
I also had 7 books for her to sign and took a picture and everyone else had just 1 book.
The bookstore had these awesome posters made with one of their favorite quotes and had her sign them and gave us all one! Pretty nice! 





Purchased

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)   Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters, #2; Addicted, #2.2)   To All the Boys I've Loved Before   What I Thought Was True   The Geography of You and Me   The Sound   
The Sound is on sale for $0.99 at Amazon so I had to grab it!

For Review

Out of Control




Leave links to your stack

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WOW #97




I'm waiting on

 The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny, #1)

The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
Release Date August 26th 2014


In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

Why I'm Waiting?
I love her adult Night Huntress series so I'm very curious to see YA from her next. Not to mention this sounds like something I would enjoy. Parallel realms and a hot guy named Adrian :-D



Leave your WOW links

Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: Ringer by C.J. Duggan

Ringer (Summer, #3.5)
Ringer (Summer #3.5) by C.J. Duggan

Release Date: April 2, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 155
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Novella
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
Haunt Author: Website | Facebook | Twitter

They say it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about, and she was quiet, very quiet—when she wasn’t busy despising me with a burning passion. Ringo ‘Ringer’ James has a no-strings-attached policy. Love them, leave them, and remain the eternal bachelor. After a summer in which every one of his mates has succumbed to settling down, or so it seemed, Ringer is on the lookout for a quick exit. Having had enough of the stomach-turning love fest witnessed over the past three months, Ringer jumps at the opportunity to help out his mate, Max, by heading to Max’s dad’s property for a working holiday. It’s just what he’s looking for. A remote, dusty homestead in Ballan, with only hard work, a cold beer and a comfy bed to worry about – no women. Until Miranda Henry. The privately educated daughter of his boss has returned home from overseas and things are about to get very complicated, very fast. As summer draws to its end, Ringer is about to learn that sometimes attraction defies all logic, and that there really is such a thing as ‘enemies with benefits.’

I love being able to get inside each Onslow Boy's head. Ringer is kind of quiet but intense. He is tired of all his friends being tied down and needs a change of scenery. His friend Max's parents need help on the ranch so he decides that will be a great chance to get away. What he wasn't expecting was Max's sister, Miranda, literally almost running him over. Getting back at her becomes a fun game of pushing her buttons.

I really enjoy the whole enemies to lovers romance. So much sexual tension and you just know they are going to break and start going at it at any minute but you're just not sure when. They argue and insult each other but it is all flirty and there is such a strong attraction. It is a novella so it feels kind of fast but still believable. It gets hot! Miranda is a bit flighty though so will she stick around for Ringer or is it just a fling?

All the Onslow Boys have a quick appearance which was great because I always love seeing where everyone is at. It will hold me over until the next book. I loved how things came back around and eventually Ringer was just like all his other love whipped friends. Great little addition to the series!




"You mean before or after you had your hands down my pants last night?" I scoffed.
Ringer crossed his arms, "As far as I recall you weren't wearing any pants," he said smugly.


"Why can't I just hate you?" she bit out a sob.
My heart raced as I slowly stood. "Well, I would like to think it's because I am so irresistible?"
Miranda's watery eyes looked up at me as I moved to stand within touching distance. "You're an idiot," she said.
I smiled; somehow the insult was like music to my ears. "They say opposites attract."
Miranda sniffed. "So what does that make me?"
"A genius."
Miranda rolled her eyes.


"You're more than that.. You're the most beautiful, infuriating person I have ever met in my life, and you may not want anything from me, but I want everything from you."

Rating: 4/5


C.J Duggan is the number one bestselling Australian author of the Summer Series! C.J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn’t writing books about swoony boys and 90’s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

 Novels in the Summer Series includes: The Boys of Summer (December 2012), An Endless Summer (July 2013), That One Summer (December 2013), Ringer (March 2014) and the highly anticipated, soon to be released Forever Summer (July 2014).




Check out the Summer Series on Goodreads & Amazon

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WOW #96




I'm waiting on

 Invaded (Alienated, #2)

Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers
Release Date February 3rd 2015


The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

Why I'm Waiting?
I loved the first one! I read it early so the wait for the next one is going to be so long!



Leave links to your WOW 

Hothouse Flower Release Tour ~ Character Interview + Giveaway!


Welcome to my stop on the Hothouse Flower blog tour!
Huge fan of this series! This is a stand-alone companion book and can be read alone but with such great other books to accompany it why not read them all?
You can see the full tour schedule HERE!


Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters, #2; Addicted, #2.2)
Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway ... she’s all grown up.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. He just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption.

And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have.

Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modeling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion Week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets.

As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.


Releasing Friday!

New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content

 ***Authors' Note*** 
Hothouse Flower is a spin-off of the Addicted series. Kiss the Sky is required before reading, and we strongly recommend reading the Addicted series before this spin-off.

 Addicted Series Recommended Reading Order

Addicted to You (Addicted #1)
Ricochet (Addicted #1.5)
Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
Kiss the Sky (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #1)
Hothouse Flower (Spin-Off)(Calloway Sisters #2)
Thrive (Addicted #2.5)
Addicted After All (Addicted #3)


I get the privilege of asking Ryke a few questions today! 


What is your most treasured possession?

*seconds after Ryke sits down for the interview, the door opens and Daisy peeks her head in.*

Daisy: Oh, sorry, I thought you were done. *about to slip back out*
Ryke: Calloway. *motions with his head to the chair beside him*
Daisy: *smiles* Scared to be alone?
Ryke: No, but I think you’d have a better time answering these fucking questions.
Daisy: They must be some dirty questions to be fucking in front of you like that.
Ryke: Get the fuck over here, sweetheart, or shut the door on your way out.
Daisy: *slips into room and takes a seat beside him* What was the first question?
Ryke:  What’s my most treasured possession?
Daisy: *smiles mischievously* Your co—
Ryke: *covers her mouth with his hand* You have a dirty fucking mouth, Calloway.

When and where were you the happiest?

Ryke: *uncovers Daisy’s mouth*
Daisy: Running naked outside, you looked pretty happy then *grins and puts legs underneath her butt*
Ryke: She’s joking.
Daisy: Oh yeah, that wasn’t you. Must have been me. *smiles*
Ryke: *eyes flit to her chest*
Daisy: Are you picturing me naked right now?
Ryke: No.
Daisy: You just checked out my boobs.
Ryke: That’s because you’re wearing a fucking shirt that says, Scum Fuck. And your arm was blocking the “s.”
Daisy: Oops. 

What is it that you most dislike?

Daisy: *reaches out to run fingers through the back of his hair*
Ryke: *gives her a hard look*
Daisy: I’m guessing he dislikes that. *drops hand*
Ryke: I just don’t want to be punched after this interview, Dais. *nods to Jennifer* I really dislike some of the fucking guys she’s been with.
Daisy: Ouch.
Ryke: Pick guys who aren’t losers and talk to me again.
Daisy: *to Jennifer* I have a bad track record, but not that bad.
Ryke: *glares* It’s bad.

What is your greatest fear?

Daisy: He’s fearless.
Ryke: Let’s go with that.

Greatest regret?

Daisy: Not dating me.
Ryke: *gives her a look* Dais.
Daisy: *smiles sheepishly* Kidding. *holds up her hands in defense* His greatest regret is definitely not hooking up with Connor Cobalt.
Ryke: Okay, you can leave now.
Daisy: No way, you’re stuck with me.

Biggest achievement?

Daisy: That would be free-soloing his first mountain.
Ryke: *surprised* That’s it? No extra fucking comment?
Daisy: My comments don’t fuck. They’re not that dirty.
Ryke: *unties her hair, stealing her hairband*
Daisy: That was the rudest.
Ryke: Then what would you call this? *messes her hair until it’s wild and tangled, strands hanging in her face.*
Daisy: *blows a piece of hair out of her mouth* I can’t see. 
Ryke: *laughs*

What do you most value in your friends?

Daisy: We’ll I’m your friend, right?
Ryke:  *fixes Daisy’s hair so it’s out of her eyes* Yes, Calloway. You’re my friend.
Daisy: I think you value my legs. And my—
Ryke: Watch it.
Daisy: *smiles* I was going to say “my curiosity
Ryke: Nice try. And your fucking curiosity gets you into trouble.
Daisy: Then what do you like?
Ryke: *pauses* Loyalty

Which living person do you most admire?

Daisy: Me.
Ryke: Cute.
Daisy: That was kind of conceited of me though.
Ryke: At least you know your faults.
Daisy: *smiles* I was channeling my inner Connor Cobalt.
Ryke: Don’t do that.
Daisy: I know it felt kind of wrong.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Daisy: His hair color.
Ryke: What?
Daisy: *turns to him* I thought you wanted to be a ginger. *Smiles*
Ryke:  You’re getting good at this lying thing.

What is your best feature?

Daisy: His—
Ryke: You can stop there.
Daisy: *smiles brightly*

What's your idea of the most romantic date?

Daisy: Outside. Under the stars. Lots of hot sex.
Ryke: *shakes his head and groans* I’m going to get socked in the jaw after this.
Daisy: *turns to Jennifer* I lied. He hates sex under the stars.
Ryke: Daisy.
Daisy: Yes?
Ryke: I like sex under the stars.
Daisy: *gasps* I guessed right?! *hops up on the chair* Ladies, gentlemen, I guessed correctly! Ryke Meadows wants to have sex with me under the stars! *glances down at him with a big smile, all in jest*
Ryke: *brows rise* Seeing as how I didn’t ask you on a date…
Daisy: *jumps to the ground* Would you really have sex with someone on your first date?
Ryke: *stands* Would you?
Daisy: Yeah. Just to get it over with.
Ryke: That’s a stupid fucking reason. *to Jennifer* Thanks for having us. Sorry if we were inappropriate.
Daisy: He has no filter.
Ryke: Says the girl talking about my co—
Daisy: *reaches up to cover his mouth with her hand* I think we’re going to get in trouble now.
Ryke: *grabs her hand and lowers it* I wouldn’t be fucking surprised.*motions to the door with his head* After you, sweetheart.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Krista Ritchie has a clone...or someone who looks exactly like her. If she's not writing books with her twin sister, she's pouring over entertainment news and ingesting copious amounts of pop culture. She likes tennis, that thing called the TV, and beating Becca (her clone) on Sega Genesis. She created YA Book Exchange to combat her book buying addiction and started Nawanda Files, a YA Book Blog that features books into movies news, to share her love for all things bookish. Oh, and she does something called science. Whatever that is.
Krista & Becca Ritchie write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series.

Krista
Becca


~Giveaway~

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #65

Hosted By Tynga's Reviews


I try to do these posts every month but it's been almost two months so I have lots to share!


Author Signings

Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday   Slammed (Slammed, #1)   Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)   This Girl (Slammed, #3)







Lauren Oliver & Veronica Rossi

Panic   Delirium (Delirium, #1)   Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)   Requiem (Delirium, #3)   Before I Fall   Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

I told her I love her books! But that they make me sad and cry so she said Panic shouldn't although I don't fully believe her! LOL



My books even the ARCs I had her sign were in great condition and Lauren was surprised and I told her I don't even share them with my mom so she thanked me for taking care of them. LOL



Love this bookmark



Purchased

Better off Friends   When It Happens   See Me   How to Be Popular


For Review

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)   After the End (After the End, #1)   Ringer (Summer, #3.5)   Plus One


Won/Gift

Something Real
Thanks Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed!




Leave links to your stack