Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (37): League of Strays

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own. 


by L.B. Schulman
Expected publication: October 1st 2012 by Amulet 

When Charlotte Brody, a lonely 17-year-old student at a new school, receives an invitation to join The League of Strays, she's intrigued by the group's promise of "instant friendship." The League does provide companionship--and even a love interest--but Charlotte grows increasingly uncomfortable with its sinister mission to seek revenge against the bullies of Kennedy High. When escalating acts of vengeance threaten to hurl her down a path of remorse, Charlotte must choose between her new friends and the direction of a future she's never fully considered. 




Why I need this: I'm going to admit something personal here, I strive to fit in (shocker I know) but don’t we all! I think this will speak to EVERYONE! Oo and the hottie on the cover is a plus also! Also you throw romance into anything and I'm sure to pick it up. 


What are you waiting on?

YA Crush Tourney: Team Daemon Black

Hey everyone! Super special post tonight! Everyone should know that the YA Crush Tourney is still going on! I know that our beloved Kaidan Rowe is out, however there are still TWO amazing boys in there right now! Worthy of TeamKaidan Support!!! So please go and vote Daemon!!! I'll let Val from Stuck In Books tell you why!!!

 Hey guys!  It's Valerie from StuckInBooks here again to give you reasons to vote for Daemon Black, from the Lux series, in the YA Crush Tourney!

One of the things Daemon is known for PEN POKES in math class.  He does it to get Katy's attention.  Thought I'd use his approach!

 I've got some pen pokes for your to point out the reasons to VOTE DAEMON!
 
*PEN POKE* ---------------> Daemon is HOTT! 

"broad, tan well-muscled chest", thick sooty lashes fanning the tips of his high cheeks", "full, kissable lips", and eyes "so green and brilliant they couldn't be real". (Obsidian)

"Beautiful face.
Beautiful body.
Horrible attitude.
It was the holy trinity of hot boys". (Obsidian)

*PEN POKE* ---------------> Daemon loves the verbal battles with Katy.  And he brings out the best in Katy when they spar!

"I was two seconds away from kissing that pissed off look right off her face.  I wondered what she'd do.  Hit me? Kiss me back? (Obsidian - Uh-oh speghetti-o's)

Really, Daemon is protecting not only his family but Katy too when he tries to push her away but it is so fun to watch those two together and you can't help but see the chemistry between them.

*PEN POKE* ---------------> Daemon has the POWER

"Daemon threw up his hands and a great roar started under the car, shaking the road, and the trees thrashed outside. A loud crack sounded, like a blast of thunder, quickly followed by several more in succession. The earth seemed to shake and rumble....Trees were being ripped from out of the ground, their thick and gnarled roots dripping clumps of moist dirt...Oh my God, Daemon was uprooting trees." (Obsidian)

While all Lux are powerful, Daemon is the strongest of them all.  

*PEN POKE* ---------------> Daemon has a sweet side

"'I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.' His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe." Obsidian

There's even more sweetness from Daemon in Onyx!!

*PEN POKE* ---------------> Daemon has the chemistry with Katy

"Daemon kissed me.  There wasn't a moment of hesitation.  His mouth was on mine, and I stopped breathing.  He shuddered and there was a sound from the back of his throat, half growl, half moan.  Little shivers of pleasure and panic shot through me as he deepened the kiss, parting my lips." Obsidian

Oh yeah, these two have it bad!!
 
*PEN POKE* ---------------> Daemon is determine to protect those he loves

"There was no doubt in my mind that Daemon loved and cherished his sister.  He'd gladly give his life for her.  The way he was always looking out for her was more than admirable.  There wasn't a good enough word for it." Obsidian

Of course, Daemon's sister isn't the only one he feels this way about.  Thinking that includes our girl Katy! 

Check out this very sexy scene from Obsidian! The yummy cookie scene!


 




VOTE for Daemon Black! He is the complete package. 
Not that you need an incentive to vote for this amount of hotness but I'd appreciate you spreading the word so I have some incentives to spread the word.
Since Daemon won his first round, I've added a winner to this giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

700 Followers

Just a super quick note to tell all my reader that I hit 700 followers!!! With only an hour to go in the giveaway!!! You all so amazing and I just want to say HI to all my new followers and a humngo Thanks!!!! I will be spending about a week picking winners and I will also add a WHOLE bunch of books into the giveaway for hitting 700!!!! Not sure which ones yet! But I will update it!! Thanks again guys!

Obsidian Book Trailer

By now you should all know that I LOVE the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! If you haven’t heard of this series by now, STOP READING THIS POST AND GO GET THE DAMN BOOK!!! 
AMAZON | BN | GOODREADS 
Now that you have either bought the book or at least added it to your list, I'm going to share the AMAZING good trailer. As if you needed more reasons to check out this series!! 

Did I mention that the super HAWT hottie in their series is introduced shirtless?? And that is in this?? Um yea! Super hot!!! 

Ok enough blabbering! Check out the sexyness and be sure to read this baby ASAP!!! It's so crazy good!!!
Tell me how AMAZING this is in the comments below!! I really LOVE talking about this book!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cover Reveal: Options by Abbi Glines


So I hope by now, everyone knows that I LOVE me some Abbi Glines!! That lady can whip out a fantastical intense romance book like no other! I'm always pining over her next book and can never get enough! So when I heard she was starting another paranormal series I about died!!! I LOVE her Existence series (seriously, hot Death? Please!) and this just gets me so excited!!!! 


So why am I'm rambling on about this new book and all?? Well I'm here to show you the COVER!!!! I just love book covers and Abbi’s are pretty damn good!!! (I mean have you seen the hotness all over the Existence series and her Sea Breeze series?!?! I die!) 



So without taking too much more I’ll just show you the cover 



BAM! 

Cover designed by Stephanie Mooney from Mooney Designs
by Abbi Glines 
Expected publication February 5, 2013 


Two paths.

Two completely different roads.
Each one standing before me.
Each one holding a different destiny. 


In life you're just supposed to choose one path. 

In life you're not given the chance at choosing one specific future. 


Until now.

Until me. 
Why am I different? I don't know. But I'm going to see those roads and walk down each one. When it's over I'll know which one to choose because I'll know my – options. 
HOW AMAZING IS THIS?!?!?!?!!? FO REALS!!!! I love the cover and this whole path seems like one of my favorite poems Robert Frost The Road!! Ugh!! Cant wait to see what Abbi delivers!! 


What do you think??? Love the cover? Hate it? Tell me below!!!

Temptations With Tater (37): Empty Net

Does a regular Teaser Tuesday leave you feeling empty? Do you always post a whole paragraph in your teaser and never the one to two sentences as the rules state? Do you every just want to type the whole damn book because it is that amazing? Yeah, me too!! Temptations With Tater is a super charged Teaser Tuesday. Inspired by MizB's (Should Be Reading) Teaser Tuesday and Nicole's (The Reader's Antidote) Tempt Me Thursdays, TWT let's you really, REALLY tease your readers!

The rules are very similar to TT but super charged:
  • Step 1: Grab your current read (or most recent read)
  • Step 2: Select a page with a tantalizing juicy passage.
  • Step 3: Share a sentence, paragraph or part of the whole page, something that is tempting, tantalizing and will be sure to make the readers want this book bad!
  • Step 4: Don’t forget to tell us what book so we can add it to our list and cheat on our TBR piles.
Now, onto the teasing!


by Toni Aleo
Audrey had rocked out to her new Karmin CD the whole way home. When she came inside with bags from the grocery store, she was still rocking out. She didn’t even notice the two large hockey players standing at her island. Seeing them, she let out a girlie scream, and jumped almost six feet in the air.

“Great balls of fire! Sheesh, guys!”

Lucas looked unaffected as he munched on a sandwich, sweat drenched his white tee, and a tool belt hung low on his waist. Tate grinned as he made his way towards her, leaving his (no surprise) cupcake on the counter. He reached for the bags and she rewarded him with a bright smile as she took in his hotness. He wore low riding jeans, with a fitted blue tee. His hair was in a mess, drenched in sweat, and she could see sweat glistening in his beard. Within seconds Audrey was back in her dream, feeling his beard and hands all over her body. 
Drool over that ladies!!! A sexy Lucas all hot and sweaty and our new hottie, Tate the same way!!! Seriously you will need a fan, bucket of ice or freezer on stand by to get through this one!!! 

Anyways, I hope this tease is enough to tied you over!!! Be sure to add this to your ever-growing reading piles, this baby lands Sept. 11th!!! 


Don't forget, I still have my 500 Tots giveaway going on!!! 
Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander
Win 1 of 12 books, including a chance to win an eARC of Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Week With Tater (30): The One With Harper Love

A Week with Tater is a culmination of Stalking The Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and every other incarnation of showing off what your postman brought you. It's purpose is to encourage those lovers of books to share what came their way, by way of wining, begging, borrowing or buying. 

A quite week this week!!! I have been busy trying to get a job and haven’t had the time or energy to deal with blogger and formatting posts. So I'm sorry but nothing but memes this week! I did change my Teaser Tuesday, to Temptations with Tater, a more amped up version of TT. The one coming this Tuesday is going to be AMAZING!!! I'm so excited!!!! I will also try to bring you some more reviews!!!! I'm so bad sometimes! But I have a few in my blogging folder that just need to be posted! And I'm feeling like its time to finally get my Obisidan review up!!! (shocker I know!) So enough ramblings, here are the books and the video! Caution, my dork appeared in this video again!!!


OOoOOO quick side now, I was interviewed by a fellow blogger buddy, Alison from Books Were My First Friends! So go HERE and check it out!!! Its cute and I'm a dork so yea, check it out! Ok I’ll stop now!





Got Signed
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Bought
Endlessly by Kiersten White


For Review
THANKS YOU SO MUCH HARPER!
Feedback by Robison Wells
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Through To You by Emily Hainsworth
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini


eBooks
Thanks Entangled
Inbetween by Tara Fuller




Don’t forget my 500 (now almost 700) followers giveaway is going on. I will add a handful of amazing book when I hit 700 (currently at 692!!!) so lets get to it!!! You have still the end of the month!!!!!

Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander
Win 1 of 9 books, including a chance to win an eARC of Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tater got Interviewed!

Hey Everybody!
Just a quick note here to tell you I got interviewed!!! Thehe my amazing blogger buddy, Alison from Books Were My Frist Friends interviewed me today! So please go over, check out her blog and read all about my dorky self!!!

Click on the photo to see my interview!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (36): What Lies Beneath

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own. 

by Richard Denney
Expected publication: 2013 by CreateSpace 

When Blair Lewis is left for dead in a freezing lake, she can't get over the fact that her boyfriend tried to kill her. When Blair begins to see her supposed dead boyfriend around town, she attempts to piece it all together and figure out if he is alive after all. But someone or something is also stalking Blair and leaving sinister text messages and old fashioned letters behind for her. Is Blair simply losing her mind? Or is something vicious and dark after her sanity and soul? 


Why I need this: ooooo i am so in the mood for a good mystery! Contemporary YA mysteries isn’t something I always pick up, but this cover is creepy and the synopsis just sings to me! 


Don't forget, I still have my 500 Tots giveaway going on 
Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander
Win 1 of 9 books, including a chance to win an eARC of Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Monday, July 23, 2012

Temptations With Tater (36): Inbetween

So this is going to be a new meme here, think Teaser Tuesday on steroids!!!! I saw this over on Nicole’s blog, The Reader's Antidote, her version is called Tempt Me Thursdays. What she does is give a longer passage for a tease and since I pretty much do that ALREADY I figured I would make it official and participate in a new meme. If you still are interested in Teaser Tuesday check out MizB of Should Be Reading. Or if you would like to try this new one LET ME KNOW!!! If we get enough people to participate, maybe I’ll put up a linky or something.

The rules are very similar to TT but amped up.
  • Step 1: Grab your current read (or most recent read)
  • Step 2: Select a page with a tantalizing juicy passage.
  • Step 3: Share a sentence, paragraph or part of the whole page, something that is tempting, tantalizing and will be sure to make the readers want this book bad!
  • Step 4: Don’t forget to tell us what book so we can add it to our list and cheat on our TBR piles.

Now, onto the teasing!

So I hope that everyone will like this new meme here and I hope that my first book will do this justice!!!! I for one just finished this baby and oh holy wow!!!! It’s amazing and I totally love it!!!! And I hope everyone will also!!!!

by Tara Fuller
When he pulled out a pair of jeans and grabbed the waistband of his sweats, I tossed the tube back onto the vanity and held my hand up. “Keep it in its cage, Casanova. And not everyone thinks the library is a waste of time. Some people actually like books.”

Cash rolled his eyes. “I always know there was something wrong with you. Now turn around so I don’t ruin your for other men.” ~ARC p. 146
I want to give you so much more but I shall refrain myself!! This book is just so yummie!!! And its all a bout REAPERS!!! EEP! YES!!!! And the best part about this tease, as sexy and amazing as Cash is, he isn't the only guy!!!!! YEA BABY!!!

So please tell me your tease and if you want maybe next week try Temptations with Tater!

Don't forget, I still have my 500 Tots giveaway going on!!! 
Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander
Win 1 of 12 books, including a chance to win an eARC of Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Week With Tater (29): The One With Defiance, Scarlet & A NYMBC Party

A Week with Tater is a culmination of Stalking The Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and every other incarnation of showing off what your postman brought you. It's purpose is to encourage those lovers of books to share what came their way, by way of wining, begging, borrowing or buying. 


What is going on everyone? I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer!! The heat has picked up over here and it has been wonderful! Except last week when I forgot to put sunscreen on my legs and turned into a lobster! 

But I cant really complain when other places like China and London are flooding! 


Anyways so I have decided to do something different in this post. I have decided to do a bit more of a blog recap and all around update here. Also no video this week because I just don’t have the hours to wait for it to format and then load. It’s starting to irritate me quite a bit! So who knows when my next video will be! But because I won’t be doing a video as often, I might go back to doing this post ever week. I won’t always have books because I have slowed down a lot with buying books. I seriously just have WAY too many already!!! But If I don’t show books, I’ll show other things! So I hope you all will enjoy what is to come!!!! 

Two weeks on the blog! 

Since I'm not doing a video, I’ll write a tiny lil blurb about how excited I am for the book and what not!!! 


Bought/Got Signed 

So I went to another NYMBC event recently and this one was AMAZING!!! It was an author party and was just incredible!! I got to mingle with other bloggers and authors and managed to pick up a couple books I have been wanting! It was also great seeing all these local authors!! As always NYMBC put on an amazing event!!! 


You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay 
I have wanted to read this one for a while and Stacey is one of the sweetest authors I have ever met! And that girl has a SICK style!!! 


Personal Demons by Lisa Derochers 
So I saw book 3 in this series and needed it just for the cover. So I found it was a book 3 (way boo cuz I wanted it now!) and went to hunt down book 1! Needless to say I am in a hurry to read this series so I can go and get book 3 (I wont allow myself to buy books in a series until after I have read and loved the first book in the series.) anyways interesting fact, Lisa HATES the cover!!! Apparently the original photo was all boobs and like out there! Hehe. I still love the covers!! 


The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams 
So this is a WAY beyond cool moment I got to have with Avery. I did not know that they were redoing the cover of this for the paperback version. So I saw it there and was like WOW that is the cover! AMAZING! And one of my fav I have seen for this one. So I went up to Avery and showed it to her and she was OMG! I have not see this before! I mean she saw the cover, but not the physical book with the new cover! Amazing moment and hence the amazing note inside! Her first time signing her paperback! So yea, love it!!! And Avery is amazing!! We ended up talking about my morbid fascination with cutting people open (occupational hazard, being a nurse and all) 


False Memory by Dan Krokos 
Another reason I TOTALLY love Maggie and all her NYMBC amazingness is because she surprises people!!! Always follow her on Twitter or FB because you get prizes for just doing the normal share everything with the world! Anyways I got this beauty for posting the even on FB! So thanks again Maggie! Hope you are enjoying your vacation! 


ALA haul pt. 2 

Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough 
I so love a good angel book!!! 

Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel 
This just sounds like such a heart breaking amazing story!!! 


Blind Spot by Laura Ellen 
I have had my eye on this baby for such a long time!!!! Its nice to ology over the cover in the privacy of my own home!! Thehehe yea its hot! 


Defiance by C.J. Redwine 
I hear that this is just one KICK ASS AMAZING book!!! Sooo can’t wait to dive into it!


Prodigy by Marie Lu *signed* 
So I hear this is good…right??? 


Scarlet by Marissa Meryer *signed* 
Mmm hum!!! I hear Wolfe is a hottie!!! 


Won 
Fated by Alyson Noel *signed*
Thanks a bunch for Nicole from The Reader's Antidote and St. Martins Press for this beauty!! I have wanted to buy this book for such a long time!!! So glad to have won it!!! 



A bit of a giveaway update 
Don’t forget my 500 (now almost 700) followers giveaway is going on. I will add a handful of amazing book when I hit 700 (currently at 677!!!) so lets get to it!!! You have still the end of the month!!!!! 
Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander


Also the winners from the Kaidan Giveaway have been picked, contacted and verified! And that was a doozie!!! I will be doing the same for my giveaway. I do check every entry and if you don’t do what you say, you get deleted!!! Check out the Kaidan Page HERE for all the winners

Lastly, I have decided to do a comment contest for the month of August. I'm excited about it and will be posting further details, but just get ready!!! I still have so many books to giveaway! And I need the space on myself for all the new books that came in! 


That is all for today! I know it was a lot but I can never seem to shut myself up!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is enjoying the summer!!! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (35): Finale

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own. 

by Becca Fitzpatrick
Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

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 that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. But now they face their biggest challenge. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide. And in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken? The lines are drawn - but which sides are they on? 

Why I need this: Do I really need to tell anyone WHY I need this?? Seriously!!!! Patch is just… GOD! SEXY, HOT, YUMMIE, and I want to see where him and his sheets takes me!!!! I love the whole series, don’t care what everyone says, Patch is yummie and Nora is tolerable!!! I SERIOUSLY need this now, no wait, I needed this yesterday!! AHHHHHHH!!!!! 

What are you waiting for? 

Don't forget, I still have my 500 Tots giveaway going on
Holy HAWT Alien Tots Commander
Win 1 of 12 books, including a chance to win an eARC of Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Monday, July 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (23): Contemporary/New Adult Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Who doesn’t like to make lists?!?!?! They make life easy! And fun!!!! And it's always a never ending topic!!!!


So I haven’t done a top ten in a while, I have been slacking I know!!! But I have come back with a bang!!! One of my newest and favorite genres has been Contemporary and New Adult. For a long time I stuck my nose up to contemporary not know what it was and hearing it was about normal people and I was like I don’t want to read about other peoples lives, I have my own very boing one thank you! But I read Beautiful Disaster and was forever changed! So this weeks top ten we get to choose a genre of books we like and tell ya!! So here is what I have come up with for people who like Contemporary and New Adult books or would like to get started! (new adult books are books about those 20 somethings, our of high school but not married and divorced with children. It follows those in the college years! And I have to say it is one of my new and FAV genres! I can never get enough!!!)

Top Ten Books For People Who Like Contemporary/New Adult Books (or want to!)

by Jamie McGuire
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. 


Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

I really don’t need to tell you all how much I LOVE this book!! I read it last year and it was my top ½ book (two books make up my top book for the year, BD and Obsidian) and this book has totally changed my life!!! If you don’t know about this book, please, PLEASE pick up a copy!!! And you can read my review about it HERE. (a little side note, Jamie recently got picked up my a big publishing company!! YEA!!!!!! So this is only going to get better!)

by Abbi Glines

Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from. 


Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah.

by Abbi Glines

He may have given her up without a fight, but Sawyer Vincent is far from over losing the girl he’s loved all of his life. Instead of giving up his best friend and the girl he thought he’d spend forever with, he gave Ashton and his brother Beau his blessing. However, adjusting to seeing Ashton wrapped up in Beau’s arms isn’t easy. Complicating everything even more, Ashton’s cousin Lana is in town for the summer. Sweet, kind, soft-spoken Lana, who gets under his skin. Just being near her makes him forget all about Ashton and his broken heart. Lana is everything he wanted Ashton to be except she isn’t Ashton. She lacks the backbone to stand up for herself and confidence that Ashton wears like a crown. 


Lana McDaniel has lived her life in her cousin's shadow. While Lana struggled with her grades no matter how hard she tried, her mother praised Ashton's intelligence. She hadn’t been blessed with Ashton’s blond hair and flawless skin, but that didn't keep her mother from lamenting her naturally red hair and freckles. But none of that would have mattered if Ashton hadn’t always had Sawyer Vincent wrapped around her finger -- the only boy Lana wanted. Once Ashton let Sawyer go, Lana had been so sure that he’d move on. Determined to make Sawyer finally see her, she'd talked her mother into letting her spend the summer with Ashton. But Sawyer is still in love with Ashton, and Lana isn’t going to be anyone's rebound girl. No matter how yummy Sawyer Vincent’s kisses taste.


Both of these books are a saucy steamy tease of a read!!! I loved both of these books and Abbi has an incredible ability to make you love southern boys!!!! If you love books with angst and totally hotness def pick these two up!! And see my review for The Vincent Brothers HERE!

by Tammara Webber
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.


Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.

Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.


Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I don’t know what to say about this book other than mmmmmmmmmm oh Lucas!!!!!!! A beautiful story with some mystery and a tantalizing ending!!! Also a wonderful message wraps this book in a nice beautiful bow!

by Jessi Kirby
Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it.


Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. Despite Honor’s better judgment, the two set off together on a voyage from Texas to California. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn’s memory—but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?
by Jessi Kirby

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.


Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.


While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.


I LOVE Jessi!!! These books are just so beautiful and Jessi has a way of making your feel the words and the world! I read Moonglass first and it was a time when I was missing home and she had a way to put me right back on the beach and feel the sand between my toes and smell the salt in the air! It was breathtaking! And In Honor is unbelievable!!! Sad and beautiful it’s something everyone should read!!

The Sea Breeze series 
by Abbi Glines

Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.


When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star. 


Even though Sadie isn't impressed by Jax's fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationship's never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.

In my debut novel, Breathe, Sadie may have fallen in love with the teen rock star, Jax Stone, but readers fell head over heels for Marcus Hardy. This is his story…


Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol' dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage Watson. 


Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there. 

Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out.... there’s no other choice. 

Expected publication August 7, 2012

Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.


Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer bailing hay?


Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.


Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.


Again, another AMAZING series by Abbi!!!! Different than The Vincent Boys but just as addicting!!! I cannot get enough of the characters in this series!!! More southern boys with charm, good looks and tehehe skills… a must read for any woman! And I'm eagerly waiting for While It Lasts!! I SOO LOVE Cage in Because Of Low and I can't wait to read his story!!!

by Lauren Oliver
What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.


The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.


Oh man!!!! It has been a while since I read this book and I have an urge to read it again! This one is just so stunning and heart breaking. It’s really great to take the journey with Sam as she discovers what it means to be human. 

by S.C. Stephens

For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.


Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source – a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes...and none of them will ever be the same.

by S.C. Stephens

A lot can happen in a year. You grow, you change, you learn from your mistakes. And Kiera had made a lot of mistakes to learn from. But she had learned, and she was determined to never cause a man pain again, especially the amazing man who currently held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it come out the other side unscathed?


Love is easy…trust is hard.


Now this is one is a bit hard to handle. But when you finish it you will be rejoicing!!! A really, REALLY steamy read this one is wonderful to get lost in!! Just make sure your Kindle has a protection plan because Kiera will make you want to smash things!!!

The Assassin Series 
by Toni Aleo
Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing, she was convinced she couldn’t do anything right. She had walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world.

Shea Adler was tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her. 


Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they were meant to be together, and he needed her in his life. But Elli just doesn’t understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn’t going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn’t feel alone.


But could Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy?


Would Elli miss her shot at love?

Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.


Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.


The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.


With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.

Audrey Parker was in a horrible place.


She hated her job, her sister was getting married and moving out, but worst of all, she was in love with a total jerk. No matter what she did, every guy she met hurt her. All she wanted was her happily ever after. Her Prince Charming. Her Lucas Brooks! She didn’t know how to change her life but she knew she needed too.


Feeling like she was about to hit rock bottom, Audrey wakes up next to Tate Odder.


Tate Odder had lost everything.


After being brought up from the Assassins’ farm team, the Florida Rays to the Nashville Assassins, Tate hopes he’ll forget everything he has lost. He doesn’t. Each day gets harder to live in a place he doesn’t know. Even being the first rookie goalie to shut out an opposing team three times during the Lord Stanley Cup Finals, he still felt empty. With the loss of his parents and sister still heavy on his heart, Tate isn’t sure how to live like everything is okay.


But when he wakes up beside Audrey Parker, things start to change. She turns his life upside down with her kooky sense of humor and her bright clothing. She is intelligent and beautiful, and for once, he doesn’t feel empty.


Will Audrey be the person to fill the holes in Tate’s heart, making him whole again?


Or will another player ruin everything, leaving him feeling forever like an empty net?

Everyone knows I am a HUGE Sharks fan and that I love hockey!!! In fact I'm going though withdrawals right now! And its making me crazy!!! But football starts soon to hold me over until October! But yea, this series is AMAZING! If you love hockey, or don’t know if you do read this series! It will make you a hockey fan!! And if you need a team to root for, The Sharks are AMAZING!!!

The Moreno Brother Series 
by Elizabeth Reyes
Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno.


Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl.


With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?



After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she’s far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She’ll resist him even if that means using the one thing that’ll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man. 


Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity, he never realized how much he’d missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now, he’s determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger, a danger he blames himself for.



Her entire life Sofia Moreno has dealt with her overprotective brothers. With three overbearing brothers always lurking, no boy would dare reach out to her. Luckily for Sofia the one boy she's got her heart set on has always been within reach: her brothers best friend Eric. Even though his loyalty to her brothers runs deep, Sofia knows there is only so much he can do before giving in to her.


Two years older than her, Eric Diego has always known there would be hell to pay if he messed with his best friend's kid sister Sofia. Through the years he watches as she blooms into a beautiful young lady right before his eyes. With teenage hormones raging and Sofia more than willing, Eric agrees to the unthinkable. A forbidden secret romance. Feeling emotions and a feverish passion that's new to them both,neither is ready for how quickly their romance spins out of control.


Prim and proper middle school teacher Isabel Montenegro always runs the opposite direction from men like Ramon Romero. A foul-mouthed, uneducated, loose cannon has no place in her careful plans. But instead of running away, Isabel is completely captivated. The intensity of his nature, while a bit daunting, mesmerizes her in ways she can’t begin to understand. She’s unwilling to walk away—even when her instincts are screaming at her to run.


Romero has no idea what he's getting himself into when he first kisses Isabel. Shocked at the passion she invokes in him, he believes he can keep his usual short fuse under wraps. Falling fast and hard for someone so flawlessly sweet only makes him more aware that he’s far from perfect. If she is ever witness to his biggest imperfection, he’s sure she’ll bail. But when her meddling sister does the worst thing imaginable—bring other men between him and his Izzy—that fuse is lit and all bets are off.

Can two people who are worlds apart teach each other how to love, or will the reality of their differences drive them apart? 

Always in control, the meticulous and professional Salvador Moreno is thrown for a loop when the newly hired bartender Grace Zendejas suddenly invades his family’s restaurant, and infuriatingly, his every thought. For the first time in his life, Sal is fumbling. But after recovering from a few blunders he discovers his feelings for Grace run much deeper.


Things begin to heat up between him and Grace, but then the ever-perfect Sal does something even his brothers never did—screws up royally. Now he’s scrambling to cover up a mistake he knows could cost him dearly. As his relationship with Grace grows even more serious, Sal's secret is a ticking bomb, threatening to destroy the one thing he now lives and breathes for—his relationship with the love of his life—Grace.


I have only read the first book in this series, but I totally LOVED IT!!! and I hear the rest oft hem are just as amazing!!! Mmm if you need a good alpha male book, pick these up!! They are quite yummie!!


So that is my top ten books for contemporary/new adult books! I hope this list does the genre justice and I hope you at least pick up a couple of these books because they are truly amazing!!


What is your top ten? Did I miss any books that should be on the list?


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