Sunday, September 25, 2011

IMM #5


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

Well, this week this is what I received:


East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

AND a $15 girft card to Barns and Noble...which I think i'm going to purchase Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Monday, September 19, 2011

Awakened by Ednah Walters Review

Title: Awakened
Author: Ednah Walters
Publish Date: Published February 3rd 2011 by Pill Hill Press
Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice

Once I started reading this book, I just could not put it down. It has got it all…discovering your true self, humor, action, drama, friendships, and young love.

Lil has been home schooled most of her life…taught how to protect herself. She and her grandfather have always been on the move, Lil thinking it was just her gypsy heritage. She has finally met some friends in the new school she just started. However, little does Lil know that her whole world is going to change after she turns 16 and her true self is finally revealed.
Lil meets up with some other Guardians-in-training. They start working together and forming a close bond even though there is a little jealousy at first.

Lil, Bran, and the other guardians go on an adventure that will blow your mind. Not only does Lil learn more about her parents, she also discovers how powerful she can be.

Ok, I know, it is a little vague, but trust me, You will love this book. It has so much action, self-discovery and alliance that you will immediately be drawn into its clutches. I love the humor some of the guardians in training possess, and loved to watch their friendships unfold. So, get this book NOW and read it, and do not forget the second book Betrayed!

My Over All Rating:
5 Star

Sunday, September 18, 2011



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that was started by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It features books or book-related things that have been bought, borrowed, won, or received in the mail. Be sure to check out The Story Siren for a list of all the other blogs participating!

This week, my mailbox has been VERY empty!! BOO HOO!!

But, I bought these books at my very last trip to Borders. Luckily, one of our Borders stores was bought by Books A there will still be a book store even though its a 45 minute drive from me!

Here' what I bought:

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Tentacles by ROland SMith

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Jane by April Lindner

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Soul Stice by Simon Holt

ANd that's it..hopefully I will get something this week in my mailbox but I don't think I have really won anything!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crossroads Review on Page Turners

Please Visit Page Turners Blog here To see my review of Crossroads..

This is ONE incredible story and Mary ROCKS!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crossroads Book Tour on PageTurners

Please visit PageTurners HERE for an awesome Book Tour of Crossroads by Mary Ting.

This book is amazing...and my review for Crossroads will be up on Page Turners soon.

If you Love Fallen Angels, you will LOVE Michael....see Michael's interview!!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

In My Mailbox


This week, this is what I bought or won....


Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Juliet by Anne Fortier


Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Bought at Library sale by donation:

THe Da Vince Code by Dan Brown

Impossible by Danielle Steel

THe Au Pairs Crazy Hot by Melissa De La Cruz

THe GIrl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

THe Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

THe Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Between Sistrs by Kristin Hannah

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz

Are you afraid of the Dark by Sidney Sheldon

TO Die For by Linda Howard

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

THe Huse by Danielle Steel

Cross by James Patterson

So what did you get??

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back to Books Winners!!


Thanks to everyone who entered my contest and for following!!

Here are the lucky winners!!

Awakened by Ednah Walters: Idris

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White: Amanda Welling

Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie: LindsayWrites

Congrats to the winners!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Raven Review and December Moon BLog Tour

Suzy Turner

I was SO excited when Suzy Turner contacted me to do a Blog Tour of December Moon. I had just started my blog, and I was honored that she wanted to give me a chance to be one of the few to tour. So, I'm going to first start with my review of Raven, just to get you hooked, and then a blurb from December Moon.

Title: Raven
Author: Suzy Turner
Publish Date: Published May 9th 2011 by Suzy Turner, via Smashwords

Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.
After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.
Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again

Raven will grab your soul.

Lilly was growing up in a loveless family. She never had a friend until she met a new girl at school, December Moon. Lilly had to keep that friendship hidden.

One day, her parents disappeared, and she had to move to Canada to live with a grandfather she had never met. She never knew that she had an extended family, all dying to meet her and shower her with love.

However, Lilly started to have dreams, dreams that did not make sense to her. She knew her grandfather was keeping secrets, and one day he had to reveal the truth. On top of learning that the world could be a loving place, she also learned that all those Fairy Tales her father would sneak to her, may not just be fairy tales.

Raven is an incredible story about a girl who is so sheltered, but definitely intelligent. Lilly is a very strong character, who takes everything thrown at her gracefully. Raven is suspenseful. Each chapter built on top of the other to lead you to an incredible ending. I had such a difficult time putting it down because I just NEEDED to know what happened next.

My Over All Rating:
5 Star

And now, I introduce to you, the second book in the saga, December Moon.....

Title: December Moon
Author: Suzy Turner
Publish Date: Published August 27th 2011 by Suzanne Turner Publishing

December Moon had no idea that she was a witch.
She had never given it a single thought. Why would she?
Well, she hadn't given it a single thought until the day before her fifteenth birthday when she had silently wished that the gymnasium would flood. She was sick of humiliating herself with her rather serious lack of elegance on the floor... pointed out, rather loudly, by her fellow gymnasts. The other girls looked impressive, as they fluttered about the room like brightly coloured butterflies, full of elegance and composure. December, on the other hand, thought herself more akin to Alice in Wonderland's caterpillar.
Imagine December's surprise when she began to hear the gentle whooshing sound that usually accompanies an overflowing bathtub. A noise that slowly became louder and louder, until water literally began pouring into the gymnasium from all directions. And it wasn't even raining.
“What the...?” Miss Finnegan screeched.
“Everybody form an orderly line and exit the gymnasium as soon as you can!” she yelled in her posh English accent to her students, after turning puce from blowing so hard on the red whistle that always hung around her taut, blotchy neck.
December knew something wasn't quite right with the whole scenario, considering the gymnasium had never posed a flood threat before and the fact that there was no plumbing anywhere near the building. The changing rooms were situated at the far end of the school... a design she had never quite understood.
As all the girls and boys panicked and flocked to the exit in one mad rush, December slowly took her time. It was only water, after all, and a little bit of water never hurt anyone. Well, it had never hurt me, she thought. Exactly at that moment, the water that had begun seeping into her black plimsolls and wetting her feet, receded, leaving her feet and ankles entirely, and strangely, dry.
Eyes wide in amazement, December surveyed the scene around her as one last student ran across the large mat in the centre of the room, it squelching beneath her feet. She was the last to leave. Even Miss Finnegan hadn't waited to make sure all her students had escaped unharmed and dry.
The water continued to pour in from each corner of the room, large droplets plopping around her from the ceiling and walls. Bits of green painted plaster broke away from the wall and fell down, bobbing up and down in the ankle high water below. December looked down at the floor and noticed that water was everywhere except within a small circular area surrounding her feet. As she moved, the dry circular area moved with her, like a bouncing bubble.
Before she could work out what was happening, gymnasium equipment began to fall and crash to the floor with the force of the running water.
How can this be? She thought. Then she remembered her silent wish, surely not? No, there had to be a rational explanation to all of this. I couldn't possibly be responsible. But the dry bubble around her told her a very different story.
As much as December wanted to hang around and enjoy watching the gym fill up with water, abruptly putting an end to her least favourite subject, she knew Miss Finnegan would eventually notice she was missing. So she skipped from the flooded room and out into the unusually bright sunlight of the October English afternoon.

Awesome, Right?? I know you won't be a bit disappointed!!

Here are the other stops on the tour!!
September 3rd

September 4th

September 5th

September 6th

September 7th

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

September 11th

September 12th

September 13th

September 14th

September 15th

September 16th

September 17th

September 18th

September 19th

Have Fun following the tour, and learing more about Raven, December Moon, and Suzy Turner. Thanks Suzy for including me!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to the Books Blog Hop


I would like to thank I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and Buried In Books for hosting this great blog hop!!!

As you can see, I'm REALLY new to the blogging world. This is my first giveaway!! And it is International!!

All I ask, is for you to follow me by GFC, and post a comment below with your GFC name and email address, and you are entered in the giveaway!!

I will be giving away three books, so that means three winners!! Here are the books up for grabs!!

Title: Crusade
Author: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
This is a Hard cover book.

Title: Paranormalacy
This is a paperback book.

Title: Awakened
Author: Ednah Walters
This book is a paper back.

THANKS for entering and following!! Have fun hopping!!