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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (63): Teardrop by Lauren Kate

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 cant wait to claim as your own. 

by Lauren Kate
Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritancea locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.
Why I need this: You know that feeling you get, when the tears are right there and the world stops in that moment on the brink of total heart break? I hope I get that feeling from this book!! This cover is just wow! And I can't wait to get this puppy!!!

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins Blog Tour: Kaidan Rowe Interview & Giveaway

by Wendy Higgins
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself shed never do the work of her fatherpolluting souls. Shed been naive to make such a vow. Shed been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her schools party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while theres Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
OK so I hope everyone knows, that I'm just about to bust open, I am so filled with excitement I can't contain myself!!! I am so lucky to have the one and only Kaidan Rowe here for the infamous Tater interview.  And what better person to have than one just as naughty as myself!!! So without making you wait any longer (and lets face it, I know you all just skipped over all this and went right to the naked question) here we go...

Hey sweetness, how are you doing today??
Much better now that youre here, Tara.

Oh baby! I'm so ready to grill you! So lets get started. Please butter yourself up and hop on my grill.
*Raises eyebrows and grins*
And by grill, I mean my lap, the only proper place for my guest to sit while I heat the room up!

First question sugar: If you could sit in with any band or drummer for a jam session, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Travis Barker. Im not ashamed to say I have a man-crush.
I'll bet its all the tattoos, but the man does have mad skills!

Why the drums? I figured as a lust magnet that you would have more success as a lead singer, not many ladies really love the drummers?
Ha, luv, thats where youre wrong. The drummers are the mysterious ones.
Oh don't I know it. Although for me, I like ALL members of the band, The lead singer knows how to melt a girl with just words, the guitarist and bassist have mad skills with their fingers and lets just say I'm sure the drummers know how to bang!

What drumming riff tickles your fancy?
Dont laugh, but Im incredibly fond of the riff in Wild Thing. Its sexy in the most basic way. I warm up to it before every gig and practice.

And here I was hoping you were gonna say Hot for Teacher, so I could be all naughty teacher in the 80's!

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Your wildest dream.
Oh don't I flippin know it!

Tell me something about you that we dont learn from the books?
I have quite a large...shoe size. Big feet, and all. Hm, what else? Okay, my father originally wanted me to take the boy band route (to have more access to innocents). Can you see it? Thankfully I won that battle, but every time I hear One Direction I have to chuckle.
As much as I don't like to admit I was an NSync fan, I have to say good for you for resisting that rout!

Describe the perfect day. Who would you be with and what would you do?
One particular girl comes to mind. And one particular activity. *clears throat* Next question please.

If you could have one wish, no questions, what would it be and why?
For my father and the other Dukes and whispering demons to be gone. Why? Because theyre evil bastards, even by my low standards.

What is something that baffles you?
Kitchen appliances. Im convinced you need particular magical abilities to work them.
Yea but have you ever used a Keurig?? Seriously, I can't live without one!

Randomness:
Red vines or Twizlers? Red Vines (Really good anwser, cuz this one is a right or wrong one!)
Sweet or salty? Salty
Coke or Pepsi? Neither. No soda.
City, Beach or Mountains? Beach
Burger or steak? Both
Day or night? Night
Would you please get naked? I already am. ;) *creams*
Brown, Green or Blue eyes? Brown (a recent preference)
Blonde, Brunette or Red Head? Yes, please
Favorite Place? Between the sheets. (What? We all have to sleep.) (I agree, nothing like the feeling of rubbing your freshly shave legs between some cool clean sheets! It's heaven!)
Cat or Dog? Dogs. Cats are evil. Like miniature Dukes with tails.
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Snow or rain? Rain
Soda or Juice? Juice
Twitter or Facebook? Twitter
Ghost or Zombies? Zombies. Im over spirits of any type.
You know Kai, you and me could be wonderful friends!!!

And lastly, my favorite way to finish my interviews, can I get a kiss from ya??
Yes. The answer is always yes. Come here, luv...
*Runs away with Kai to play 7 mins in heaven* And as always you taste like key lime pie, my favorite
Thank you Kaidan, its always a real pleasure to have you here.

About Wendy
After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.

GIVEAWAY
All giveaways are US only.
One entry per household.
Must be 13 or older to enter.
Books will be sent directly from the publisher.
All other prizes will be sent separately.
Giveaway ends May 10th at 12:00 a.m. PDT.
The prizes:
1 Grand Prize Giveaway - engraved Kaidan Rowe Sweet Peril drumsticks, fruity scented lip balms, a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate
5 Winners for - a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate.
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Tour Schedule
Week One
Apr. 22nd - YA Sisterhood - Guest Post
Apr. 23rd - Tater's Tall Tails - Kaiden Interview
Apr. 24th - Supernatural Snark - Review + Excerpts
Apr. 25th - Books with Bite - Anna Interview
Apr. 26th - Tales of a Ravenous Reader - Guest Post

Week Two
Apr. 29th - Bewitched Bookworms - Guest Post
Apr. 30th - Two Chicks on Books - Guest Post
Apr. 30th - Curling Up with a Good Book - Review
May 1st - Magical Urban Fantasy Reads - Guest Post
May 2nd - The Book Cellar - Guest Post
May 3rd - Fiktshun - Guest Post

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (62): Alienated by Melissa Landers

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 cant wait to claim as your own. 

by Melissa Landers 
Expected publication: February 4th 2014 by Disney Hyperion
Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. 

Handpicked to host the first-ever Leihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, shell have inside information about the mysterious Leihrs that every journalist would kill for. Caras blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isnt sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and Leihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldnt seem more alien. Shes certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isnt just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her lifenot just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her plane.
Why I need this: I officially think I might die before this book is released.  The amount of anticipation that is running though my vines is going to take over my body and kill me.  This book sounds BEYOND ACA-AMAZING, TOTALY AWESOME AND SUPER EPIC!!!! UGH!!! In the mean time, I am just going to print out this cover and take it to bed. That boy is YUMMIE!!! RAWR!!!

What are you waiting on?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (61): Blurred by Tara A. Fuller

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 cant wait to claim as your own. 

by Tara A. Fuller
Expected publication: July 2nd 2013 by Entangled Teen
Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heavens beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isnt like the others. Shes dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cashs souland doomed him to something worse than death. Cashs soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walkera rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living dont belong, can Cash make it out alive?
Why I need this: I have always LOVED every book that my super hero counter part puts out! I love Tara for more than the fact she is rocking a totally awesome name! And I totally enjoyed Inbetween and think that Cash and Anaya's story is going to blow it out of the water!! AND AND AND!! This means that I am one step closer to getting more EASTON!!!!!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!!!

What are you waiting on?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (60): The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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 cant wait to claim as your own. 

by Kasie West 
Expected publication: July 2nd 2013 by Harper Teen
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation shes pretty sure theyre only good for one thingspending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mothers shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out hes oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that hes one of the first people who actually gets her, shes smart enough to know his interest wont last. Because if theres one thing shes learned from her mothers warnings, its that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom cant find outshe wouldnt approve. Shed much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasnt been raised by money. But just when Xanders attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isnt a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than shed ever realized. And that Xanders not the only one she shouldve been worried about.
Why I need this: *oogles all over the cover* I just can't stand how awesome this sounds!! I always love me some Harper titles and a Harper contemp is just what I want and NEED!!!! AND can I have that car?? VROOM VROOM BABY!

What are you waiting on?

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