Monday, 15 June 2015

Cover Reveal - Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins


Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins gets released in November, meaning that we will have to patiently wait for 5 months to get stuck into this young adult romance. So what better way to bid our time than by admiring the stunning cover, which is why we can thank our luck stars that today is the day that said cover is revealed!

So let's get to admiring, here is the gorgeous full version of the cover...



Now we can all appreciate the prettiness of this cover but what good is a cover without knowing what the book is about, so here is all the info you need for Until We Meet Again...
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Book Summary

Title: Until We Meet Again
Written by: Renee Collins
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 336
Release date: November 2015
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time.
Cassandra is a headstrong teenager craving drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and new stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger named Lawrence shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.
As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—in jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history—or risk losing Lawrence forever.
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Author Biography

Renee Collins grew up on a beach in Hawaii. Sadly, she never met anyone from the past on those shores, but she did go on to get a degree in History, which is almost the same.

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Monday, 8 June 2015

Review: Breaking Sky - Cori McCarthy

Written by: Cori McCarthy
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 416
Purchase from:  Amazon  | Book Depository

Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx," is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental "Streaker" jets at the junior Air Force Academy in the year 2048. She's tough and impulsive with lightning-fast reactions, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.

But as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret. There's a third Streaker jet, whose young hotshot pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds. Chase doesn't play well with others, but to save her country she may just have to put her life in the hands of the competition.



Breaking sky follows the life of young streaker pilot Chase Harcourt as she embarks on the mystery that surrounds the second cold war and the allies that lie beneath the surface. I have to admit that from reading the blurb I was extremely excited to get stuck into this story, yet after finishing it I felt slightly underwhelmed. Now don't get me wrong there were a lot of stuff that I liked about this novel, the intrigue mystery and romance being the most exciting, but it did fall slightly short of my expectations. 
"Let go, Nyx. Fall in love. It's fucking fantastic."
For starters, the main thing that I really relished about the book was the total fast paced, action-filled adrenaline ridden plot. It was so electrifying in a way that it was so hard to stop once you had picked it up. It spurred you on to just keep going because the pacing was just so intense there never seemed to be a break. Which in turn just made the action within this novel so adrenaline racing and on point. So it was easy to see how it can grip you from the moment you start reading. I also really enjoyed the futuristic dystopian setting because it wasn't so fierce that it had you scrambling to try and figure out the rules and restrictions of this new world. Instead there was only slight, but still huge, differences that were really easy to keep a hold of. 
"Everything was fracturing, and it had been ever since she chased the Phoenix out of the sky."
On the other hand, the only thing that I just quite get over was the relationships created within the novel. While I was a huge fan of the characters themselves, and I did enjoy the relationship between Chase and Tristan, I wasn't a big fan of Chase's other relationships with the other characters. Her supposed best friend fall out seemed petty and immature, the big secret between her and her father didn't seem all that shocking and I still have no clue as to what is really the problem between her and her mother. To me, it all just felt slightly underdeveloped in that area so I found it hard to feel any sympathy or any kind of emotion when it came to these kind of defining and shocking moments within the novel.
'"You make me feel like I have six hands" she said.    "I make you feel like a mutant?"     "No I mean, you make me feel like every part of me is reaching for you."'
Overall, Breaking Sky is an extremely intense and adrenaline filled dystopian that just grips you from page one. The plot is written as though you are watching a movie unfold in front of your eyes and if you look away for one tiny minute you will miss something huge. Not to mention the main character of Chase is a fantastically strong heroin and I literally could not stop from being completely enamoured with her. It just needed a little more character development, for me and it would have been breathtaking.So all in all, Breaking Sky is such an electrifying read that is just pure fun and has fist-pumping action scenes that readers can escape and disappear into the pages. 

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Spotlight Tour: Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs


It's that time again...time for another Spotlight Tour!!
What better way to celebrate the release of an action filled emotional rollercoaster that is Powerless, by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracey Deebs, with a brilliant Spotlight Tour. I was lucky enough to receive this book for review from Publishers (which you can read here) and I cannot begin to describe how much I completely adored this book. It was so much fun to read and was simply a fantastic way to start a series. 

Now this wouldn't be a Spotlight Tour without a small peek into the book and a cheeky giveaway. But first here's the thrilling cover and a little info about the book and the authors.
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Review: Powerless - Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs

Written by: Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 320
Purchase from:  Amazon  |  Book Depository

Kenna is tired of being "normal". The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating in a world of absolutes. Villains, like the one who killed her father, are bad. Heroes, like her mother and best friend, are good. And Kenna, unlike everyone else around her, is completely ordinary— which she hates.

She’s secretly working on an experiment that will land her a place among the Heroes, but when a Villain saves her life during a break-in at her lab, Kenna discovers there’s a whole lot of gray area when it comes to good and evil and who she can trust.. After all…not all strength comes from superpowers.





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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Spotlight Tour: I'll Stand By You by Sharon Sala


Time for another Spotlight Tour!
Another book release calls for another Spotlight Tour! This time it's for the brilliantly sweet I'll Stand By You, written by Sharon Sala, and everyone knows that a Spotlight tour isn't complete if it doesn't have a sneak peek as to what's inside and an amazing giveaway to celebrate.

But let's not forget what we are all celebrating for, so here is a little info about the book and it's author.

I'll Stand By You
Written by: Sharon Sala
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary Romance

No one is alone

Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.

As long as there is love to give

Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that...

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Excerpt

“Nothing means a damn thing if I don’t have my baby.”

“And now we get to my suggestion. Do you like Johnny Pine?”

“Yes, of course. He’s been wonderful to us.”

“No, I mean, could you like him as relationship material?”

“That possibility exists,” she said.

“Good. Now let me talk to Johnny.”

She handed the phone back to Johnny.

“Now he wants to talk to you.”

She took the baby and Johnny took the phone.

“Yeah?”

“I have a suggestion that could bring an end to your troubles.”

“Like what?”

“Do you like Dori?”

“Well, sure. She’s great.”

“Do you like her enough to consider a personal relationship with her?”

Johnny looked at Dori, then cupped her face and ran his thumb down the side of her jaw.

“Yes, I like her enough to consider a personal relationship.”

Dori shivered beneath his touch as she realized Butterman was asking Johnny the same question he’d asked her.

“Put the phone on speaker,” Butterman said.

“Just a minute,” Johnny said and then pressed a button. “Okay, you’re on speaker now.”

“Here’s the deal,” Butterman said. “You two are very young to have such adult responsibilities. You’re both trying to take care of your families on your own, and now DFCS has their nose in your business and is threatening you with removing the children from your custody, right?”

“Right,” they said.

“So this would end tomorrow if you were married.”

Johnny took a quick breath, started to speak, and then found himself staring at Dori instead, waiting for her reaction.
Dori already knew Johnny cared for her because he’d told her. What he didn’t know was that she was very attracted to him.

“Well? Did both of you faint or what?” Butterman asked.

“I’m game if she is,” Johnny said.

“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to keep our boys,” Dori said.

Butterman chuckled. “Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. If it were me, I wouldn’t waste any time. Go get the license and find a preacher, and your trouble with Miss Carter is a thing of the past. I assume I am invited to the wedding.”

About the Author

Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres-Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women's Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestsellers and published in many different languages. She lives in Oklahoma, the state where she was born.



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Giveaway

As I said before what better way to end a spotlight tour than with a cute little giveaway! So here it is... enter with a chance to win I'll Stand By You plus a Hummingbird necklace.

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