Book of the Month
August 22, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book of the Month Review: Deadly Little Sins (Prep School Confidential #3) by Kara Taylor

Book of the Month

deadly little sinIn Kara Taylor’s Deadly Little Sins, Anne Dowling investigates a mysterious disappearance in this fast-paced, twisty conclusion to the Prep School Confidential series.

It’s August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can’t escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her. When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she’s determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.

After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there’s more to Ms. Cross’s sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn’t sure who she can trust. And even worse, someone at Wheatley knows the truth about what happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, unputdownable read.

 

My Review:

I AM SO SAD THAT THIS SERIES IS OVER!

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That’s going to be my face for days. Weeks. Months. Well, until Kara Taylor comes out with another book that blows me away.

 

Deadly Little Sins was an amazing finale to the Prep School Confidential series. It was packed full of tension, suspense, action, and spooky goodness. I won’t even lie, I had to turn on the light to be able to finish this one because I was terrified that something dark and sinister was lurking right around the corner. And that’s a good thing, right!? A YA murder mystery that actually scares the crap out of me is awesome and unexpected! I loved it!

I read a review on Goodreads that said that the mystery was lacking a little bit. I want to be the first in line to tell you all that IS NOT TRUE. Omg. I had no idea what was going on or who did it. When I finally made it to the big showdown at the ending I was like WHAT?! What the heck is going on?! I was blown away. The only thing I will say, though, is that it was kind of short lived. All that build up for maybe two pages at the end? I wanted a little more than that for the finale.

One slight problem I had with this book was the romance. We previously had two books that really focused on the two boys and then the third one really only focuses on one and barely at that. The other boy (no spoilers here!) is completely knocked out of the picture and has maybe two scenes in this entire book. To make matters worse, he was also made to look kind of psychotic toward the end which wasn’t really appreciated it. Of course, it also didn’t bode well with me that the guy I didn’t like won the girl.

Overall, I loved this book. It was amazing and I loved the fact that it kept me on my toes and scared me senseless. I’m devastated that this series is over and hope that Kara Taylor returns to it in the future. Go buy yourself this entire series today!

 

Pages: 288

Publication Date: 8/5/14

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Rating: : ★★★★½

Blog Things
August 21, 2014 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Breathe for Me by Rhonda Helms

breathe for meTitle: Breathe For Me

Author: Rhonda Helms

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

 

Synopsis: Isabel’s been cursed since the Middle Ages.

 

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, she made a hasty bargain with a demon, asking for liberation from an oppressive husband-to-be and the excitement of travel. But the demon’s “gift” came at a steep cost. Each time he moves her to a new city, her memory’s wiped. No one can touch her bare skin without injury or even death. And she sees the lifespan of every living being (and is, in fact, immortal herself).

 

All a constant reminder that she’s different than other teen girls.

 

But New Orleans seems to accept her as she is. She has friends and a real life in this quirky, hot city. Then Isabel meets Dominic, whose deep soul and strong character draw her to him. Her growing love gives her the courage to confront the demon, insisting the curse be broken. But the demon’s price for freedom is much, much higher than she could possibly give.

 

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20591691-breathe-for-me?from_search=true

 

 

BUY LINKS:

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Me-Rhonda-Helms/dp/1939392063/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1407201789&sr=8-3&keywords=Rhonda+Helms

 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathe-for-me-rhonda-helms/1118717640?ean=9781939392060&itm=1&usri=rhonda+helms

 

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Breathe-for-Me-Rhonda-Helms/9781939392060

 

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Breathe-for-Me/book-VRT4ZyzI0kKC3-hCbyyr7A/page1.html?s=2HrNkjPKjESQit8T_0fSyA&r=4

 

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathe-for-me/id898166413?mt=11

 

Author Bio:

 rhonda helms

Rhonda Helms started writing several years ago. She has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She also edits for Carina Press (an imprint of Harlequin Publishing) and freelance edits.

 

When she isn’t writing, she likes to do amateur photography, dig her toes into the sand, read for hours at a time, and eat scads of cheese. WAY too much cheese.

 

Rhonda lives in Northeast Ohio with her family.

 

 

Author Social Media Links:

 

Website: http://www.rhondahelmsbooks.com/index.html

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rhelmsbooks

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhondahelmsbooks

 

Read below for an excerpt from Breathe for Me

Excerpt 1

 

English class. I can’t stop my eyes from sliding casually across the room every few minutes to stare at Dominic. He has one lock of hair that flops onto his forehead. For some reason, my fingers itch to push it off his face.

When was the last time I touched another person? I can barely remember what it’s like. Even a small gesture, like brushing the small hairs on someone’s arms with the tips of my fingers, is forbidden to me.

Dominic looks up from his notebook at that moment. I tear my gaze away, cheeks flaming from almost being caught staring, and turn my attention back to my assignment. We’re supposed to be working on a poem, which is usually one of my favorite activities. For some reason, I’m having a hard time concentrating.

Okay, I know why. But it doesn’t matter. I’m not going to think about him or our talk in the library. I’m going to finish this poem. I’m going to finish school today. And then I’m going to retreat tothe sanctuary of my apartment, where I can shed these layers of clothes and be free of my constraints, if only for a little while.

I reread what I’ve written so far:

Alone on a shore, I am swallowed

By a stillness, body


Bowed over, hair like a tree willow.

 

I skim the water surface


With my fingertips, as


Sand engulfs my feet, my ankles, my calves.

 

The water licks


Closer—


Sighing shores beckon me


To dance upon the swirling currents.

I can feel Dominic looking at me. Emboldened, I lift my eyes and stare right into his. The blue of his irises remind me of the body of water in my poem. Dark. Tempting. Heavy with an unspoken awareness.

Everything falls silent except the rush of blood in my ears.

The rest of the poem’s words come to me out of nowhere, and I spill them out onto my paper:

 

I close my eyes,


Fall into my escape, where

 

The tide’s fingers

Drag out my air.

Tug me closer,

Fill me,

Absorb me—

 

I gasp I freeze

I am no longer alone.

The bell rings, jarring me out of my hypnotized state. I slip my poem into my notebook and stay seated, waiting for the room to empty before I leave to go to my next class. Girls cling together in tight groups, laughing and talking to each other as they pour through the doorway into the hall.

I stay back and watch.

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Waiting on Wednesday
August 20, 2014 posted by Nichole

Waiting on Wednesday #92

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Remember Me

In the sequel to Find Me, Wick Tate, sarcastic teen hacker, is back and once again dealing with criminals and corrupt cops…and a brooding new love interest. Will Wick persevere when some secrets refuse to stay hidden?

Wick had thought her troubles were over.

But she should’ve known better.

Not only is she embroiled in a new murder case, which starts with a body with “Remember Me” carved into it and doesn’t stop there, but she also discovers new evidence surrounding her mother’s suicide…which leads her right back to her imprisoned deadbeat dad. And she has to deal with her flirty new hacker friend, Milo, sniffing around—which her boyfriend, Griff, isn’t too happy about.

The pressure might be too much as secrets—including Wick’s own—climb to the surface.

Remember Me is an edge-of-your-seat thrilling read that’ll have readers turning the pages at lightning speed! The paperback of Find Me is on sale simultaneously, and a digital original novella from Romily, featuring Griff, is on sale just a few weeks before!

 

Remember Me by Romily Bernard

Published by HarperTeen

TBR 9/23/14

Teaser Tuesday
August 19, 2014 posted by Nichole

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is  Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read.

 

1 If I Stay by Gayle Forman

if i stay

2 Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

unravel me

3 The Elite by Kiera Cass

the elite

4 Partials by Dan Wells

partials

5 Black City by Elizabeth Richards

black city

6 Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

incarnate

7 Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

angelfire

8 My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

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9 The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

girl of fire and thorns

10 Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

pushing-the-limits
Book of the Month
August 18, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book of the Month: Kara Taylor says goodbye to Prep School Confidential main character, Anne Dowling

Book of the Month

kara taylorKara Taylor wrote PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL in her first semester of graduate school, in between pulling all nighters and listening to her dad say writing isn’t a real job. She recently signed a blind script deal with Warner Brothers television and is now the writer and co-executive producer of THE REVENGERS, a dramedy in development at The CW with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER). She lives on Long Island.

 

 

Hi, everyone! Welcome back! When Kara and I discussed guest post topics for this month the very first thing that came to mind was a goodbye letter to the main character of the series, Anne Dowling. I have loved this series and have been a devoted fan from the very beginning. I am so sad that it’s coming to an end and that I don’t have another PSC novel to look forward to next year. I’m sure that this letter was way harder on Kara, but I’m just going to do my best not to cry by the end of it. I hope you all enjoy it!

 

(Minor spoilers for Deadly Little Sins)
Hey girl,
You’ve gotten yourself into quite a bit of trouble, haven’t you? First there was the fire, the expulsion from St. Bernadette’s, and the almost expulsion from Wheatley. And then the real expulsion. People are going to throw shade your way for some of your decisions, but here’s a secret: I’m proud of you.
Okay, so you let your love life get a little complicated. (And by a little, I mean you’re a hot mess.) But I think you figured out that the boy you’re happy with is the boy who builds you up instead of bringing you down. The boy who brings you clarity instead of confusion. The boy you don’t have to wait around for, because ain’t nobody got time for that. If you guys stay together, you’ll wonder what could have been with the other boy. Don’t. Trust me, your boyfriend is one of the good ones.
I know I didn’t make things easy for you. Under my watch, you got shot at, almost stabbed (twice), and had a bunch of killer hangovers. You’ve wondered (many times) if it was all worth it. I can’t answer that for you. You’re about to embark on a new, scary, exciting chapter of your life– one that will kick the ass of freshman year at Yale or something boring like that. Your story is yours now, and the reader’s– it’s out of my hands.
You just keep doing you.
Love,
Kara
I’m also doing a Twitter chat on Sunday August 10th at 4 PM EST where readers can ask any questions they want about the PSC series. Just use the hashtag #PSCseries. Yay!
deadly little sinIn Kara Taylor’s Deadly Little Sins, Anne Dowling investigates a mysterious disappearance in this fast-paced, twisty conclusion to the Prep School Confidential series.

It’s August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can’t escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her. When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she’s determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.

After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there’s more to Ms. Cross’s sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn’t sure who she can trust. And even worse, someone at Wheatley knows the truth about what happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, unputdownable read.
adult books
August 16, 2014 posted by Nichole

DNF Review: House Immortal (House Immortal #1) by Devon Monk

House ImmortalOne hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized….

Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.

Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity

The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.…

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

 

My Review:

I honestly didn’t make it very far in this book. I maybe made it like 5 chapters. Normally I wouldn’t write a review for a book that I DNF’d so soon, but I kind of want to explain my reasoning. This book was confusing. I mean, seriously, I was confused from the very first page. It kind of felt like the book had already been in progress for quite awhile and I was jumping into the middle of it. There really wasn’t any build up or background/plot information. It just jumped into.

I didn’t understand the “stitching” or the different Houses. It completely went over my head. It also seemed like a really extreme concept. Now, I know that this is urban fantasy, so I’m trying not to be too judgmental about extreme concepts, but I just couldn’t process it. Was she a zombie? Was she a human? Was she a sewed up doll? It didn’t make sense and I just couldn’t get on board with it. Maybe if there would have been a little more explanation I would have liked it better.

Honestly, there’s not much to say about this book other than that it was really confusing and awkward to read.

 

Pages: 368

Publication Date: 9/2/14

Publisher: ROC

Rating: DNF

Book Reviews
August 15, 2014 posted by Nichole

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever AfterFrom the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

 

My Review:

 

It was so weird for my to physically hold and read to this book because it’s the first one I’ve read. I listened to the first two books on audio and I swore I was going to do the same with this one because they’re such good audiobooks. When I received an email from the publisher asking if I would like a copy and to join the #Isla campaign, I just couldn’t resist. I knew that I had to get my hands on this book because lord knows when the audiobook is going to come out. Let me tell you that I was not disappointed. This book was amazing!

What I love about Stephanie Perkins’ writing is that it’s so realistic. She doesn’t play that boy meets girl and they fall in love and all of the emotions are so exaggerated compared to real life. All of the books in this series are definitely romantic and feature the characters falling in love, but it’s so much more than that. The characters that Perkins develops act like how I would expect kids their age to act. They have those enhanced emotions and the petty drama that a lot of contemporary authors either ignore or exaggerate too much. I love the realistic quality that Perkins brings to these books.

I remember when I listened to Anna and the French Kiss on audiobook and Isla was introduced at the very end of the book, and I remember thinking that Isla and Josh would eventually get their own book. I was so excited to learn that I was correct. Isla and Josh are, by far, my favorite couple in this entire series. Not that I didn’t love Anna and St. Claire and Lola and Crickett, but there was just something uniquely special about Isla and Josh. Not to mention that Josh is probably my favorite character in the entire series. I’m really devastated that I don’t have more to read about them.

There did come a point in this book where I started not wanting to read it because I anticipated sudden doom. I knew that something bad was going to happen, and I honestly was not looking forward to the ending of this book. I don’t want to give anything away about the ending, but I will say that I was not disappointed in the ending at all.

Another thing that slightly bothered me was something that was mentioned in the first few chapters that really felt like a spoiler alert. I don’t want to say what it is because that will give away a big chunk of the book. However, I was really annoyed because I knew that that was going to happen at some point during the book. Obviously, it did happen. I kind of wish that Perkins would have maybe made that more of a surprise than to just leave the reader wondering when it was going to happen.

Fans of the whole series need to be prepared to blush and smile your widest smile toward the very end of the book. I’m sealing my lips, but I will say that SOMETHING happens that will leave you squealing [;

Overall, I loved this book. Stephanie Perkins is one of my all time favorite contemporary authors and I really do hope she take this series further sometime in the future. I know that I would love to read about Kurt and about Isla's little sister Hattie, whether that be their own story together or two separate stories. I feel like there is so much more that needs to be written about these characters and I really hope that eventually becomes part of Perkins' plans.

 

Pages: 339

Publisher: Dutton

Publication Date: August 14th, 2014

Rating: : ★★★★★

Author Interviews
August 14, 2014 posted by Nichole

Solus Series Blog Tour: Author Interview with Devri Walls

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Wins of Arian
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #1
Published: April 24th 2012
Synopsis:

Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

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Wings of Tavea
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #2
Published: November, 2012
Synopsis:
Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble
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Wings of Nestor
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #3
Publication date: June 24th 2013
Synopsis:

Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?

lomayBOOK 4
Wings of Lomay
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #4
Publication date: February 4th 2014
Synopsis:

Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?

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Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head.
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Author Interview

 

Can you tell us about the Solus series in 20 words or less?

If you never heard a lie would you know when you heard one? Find out in this epic fantasy adventure.

Psssst— 20 words is not very many! Lol

Which book was your favorite to write?

Book three, Wings of Nestor.

Can readers look forward to any hunky guys in the Solus series?

Ummmmm, yes. Two actually, if you would like a sneak preview just look at my covers.

Do you have a favorite scene from any of the books?

Why are these questions always so hard! I have a few scenes that I really do love but I don’t know if I can narrow it down to one! Between the training scenes with Kiora and Alcander, the dragons- OH, and the vines in the castle battle scene! I can’t pick!

What was the toughest book to write in the Solus series?

BOOK FOUR! I really panicked when I started writing book four and the pressure completely paralyzed me. To give you an idea how bad it was, I finally decided that maybe I hated it because I was just too close to the book, so I sent it to my editor. I got a phone call that sounded something like this. “So, Devri… ummmmmmm, well… What happened? (Insert Devri’s wail of agony here) Seriously, Devri, it doesn’t even sound like your writing.” Yeah, I’ve had better phone calls. In other words, I had to rewrite the entire book. But that’s ok, because it’s so much better and I am quite happy with it.

Did you ever experience writer’s block?

Yes. The shower is my best friend to work through writers block, something about the heat and the white noise helps me get my ideas flowing again. Some days it is a must that I take more than one shower….poor me. Hehehehehe

Do you have plans to continue the Solus series with future books or novellas?

No! It is done, done I say! The only thing that might happen….maybe, is a prequel. I have had many a request for that, but if it does happen it wont be for a while.

Are you currently working on anything else?

Of course! I am working on a stand alone fantasy at the moment. I also have a backlog of other stories and ideas to start as soon as I get to them!

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

Game of Thrones. ( I now offer a disclaimer that Game of Thrones is in no way a YA read, and I would not recommend it for young people. ) George Martin is a brilliant writer.

What is currently on your TBR pile?

Next up on my list is, Cinder.

 

Waiting on Wednesday
August 13, 2014 posted by Nichole

Waiting on Wednesday #91

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Eveny Cheval just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.

Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest boys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in Carrefour. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.

But after murder strikes and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she must turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.

 

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

Published by Balzer + Bray

TBR 9/2/14

Blog Tour
August 11, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz: Hidden by M. Lathan

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HiddenHidden by M. Lathan

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal

Published: November 12th, 2012

Publisher: Smashwords Edition

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Book-One-M-Lathan-ebook/dp/B00A6301BO/ref=la_B00AA4FPOW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404956263&sr=1-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-m-lathan/1115292258?ean=2940044519978

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Sixteen-year-old Leah Grant has given up on being normal. She’d settle for stopping the voices in her head, intrusive visions of the future, and better odds of making it to her seventeenth birthday.

That’s the thing about pretending to be human in a world where magic used to exist – at any moment, her cover could be blown and she’ll be burned to death like the rest of the witches.
Everything changes when she loses control of her powers and flees the orphanage she grew up in. She desperately wants to be invisible but finds her face plastered on every news channel as humans panic over the possible resurgence of her kind. And now the hunters won’t give up until they find her.
Making friends for the first time in her life and falling in love with one of them drives her to discover why she is unlike any being she’s ever met – human or otherwise. The dangerous powers inside of her that would repel Nathan, her new, handsome reason for living, are priceless to some. The locked up forever kind of priceless. And to others, they are too dangerous to allow her to live.
Let’s hope she can stay hidden.
About the Author:
M Lathan
M. Lathan is a young adult fiction author. She lives in San Antonio with her husband and mini-schnauzer. She enjoys writing and has a B.S. in Psych and a Masters in Counseling. Her passion is a blend of her two interests – creating new worlds and stocking them with crazy people. She enjoys reading anything with interesting characters and writing in front of a window while asking rhetorical questions … like her idol Carrie Bradshaw.
Website: http://mlathan.com/
Excerpt
Sienna snatched last week’s Chemistry test from my desk. I hadn’t turned it over. I knew it was a D minus.
She cackled and passed it around.
“Leah, you would think someone who spends most of her time alone would have better grades,” she said. Her birds laughed on cue. “What do you do all day? Obviously not study.” She gasped slowly like she’d gotten a revelation in that blonde head of hers. “You fantasize about us, don’t you? You probably sleep in Whit’s old bed to feel close to her.”
Laughter spread around the room like an airborne disease. Disease. I shivered. That was an intriguing thought; I could almost hear the sound their bodies would make against the floor when it hit.
“Leah, come on. Say something. Scream at me, it’s been a while. At least cry,” Sienna said, laughing and leaning into my desk, closer to danger.
I didn’t cry. I never cry. And if I were going to, it wouldn’t be because of Sienna. I had bigger problems. I’d just broken a promise I’d made to God to not think about hurting His people, His children. And today was not the day to piss Him off.
My old roommate, Whitney Nguyen, graciously returned my test as she cackled with the rest of the birds. She liked the idea of me pining over her, but she knew I didn’t spend my free time thinking about her or sleeping in her old bed. After fourteen years of hard labor as my roommate, she’d given up on being friends or me being remotely normal. The current theory to explain my oddness was that I was in love with all of the girls and consumed by lust.
As long as they didn’t know it was magic.
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