The Romeo Club (Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway)

Monday, March 31, 2014

**Giveaway is over.**

Title: The Romeo Club
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Release Date: March 25th, 2014
Stars: 4

"What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her?

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S"

When Freebies Are Bad | The 'Eh' Files (4)

Paper Bindings | The Eh Files

For all those books rated from DNF to, but not including, three stars, I present to you The 'Eh' Files. At the end of each month I'll be listing all those books that make this category. Since I am aware that some books that are not my cup of tea, but may be something other readers enjoy, I'll include a couple of sentences explaining my rating choice.

So here is the latest batch:

* A Penny For Your Thoughts by Bess McBride - DNF
* Bella Notte by Jesse Kimmel Freeman - 2/5 stars

To Taste Temptation (review)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Title: To Taste Temptation (Four Soldiers #1)
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Release Date: May 1st, 2008
Stars: 4

"The ton loves nothing more than a good scandal, and they're giddy with the appearance of wealthy Samuel Hartley. Not only is he self-made, American, and in the habit of wearing moccasins, but he is also notorious for fleeing a battle in which several English gentlemen lost their lives. What the ton doesn't know, though, is that Samuel is in London because of this massacre. He believes his regiment was given up to the enemy and won't rest until he finds the traitor.

Lady Emeline Gordon is captivated with Samuel. Not only does he defy convention with his unusual dress, his sensual smile, and his forthright manner, but he survived the battle that killed her beloved brother. Samuel suspects that the person responsible for her brother's death is Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, a family friend since childhood—and Emeline's fiancé. Despite Emeline's belief in Vale's innocence and her refusal to break off her betrothal, she and Samuel begin a passionate affair. But can their relationship survive the fallout from Samuel's investigation?"

Waitin on...Snark (42)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Illusion (#5)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Genre: YA - Paranormal
Release Date: April 1st, 2014


"Be careful what you wish for…
You just might get it.
Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.

But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe… Even the son of a hated demon.

Most of all, he sees that his powers aren’t the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.

Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever."

Waitin on...The King Has Returned (41)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: The King (#12)
Author: J. R. Ward
Genre: Adult - Romance - Paranormal
Release Date: April 1st, 2014


"J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?"

Top Ten Tuesday - Spring TBR (39)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday - Spring TBR (39)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List. 

This was a hard list to come up with because there are so many promising ones in the spring line up.

Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Mini-Review)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013
Stars: 4

"Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself."

After Life Lessons Book One | Review

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Title: After Life Lessons Book One
Author: Laila Blake & L.C. Spoering
Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Stars: 4

"Hulking shadows emerge out of the chaotic flurries of the blizzard. Something is dying, and so they come, like vultures.

After months of struggling south to escape the zombie-infested remains of New York, a snowstorm traps 23-year old artist, Emily, and her son in an abandoned gas station. Starving and desperate, they encounter Aaron, an Army medic on a mission of his own, who offers them a ride to ease the journey.

The road is a long and dangerous place to travel, and every day brings a new threat. But fear and adrenaline also drive the two closer together; they find laughter and a budding attraction that starts to thaw at their numb and deadened feelings. And that’s when the pain really starts to hit, when places long thought lost prickle back to life. Eventually, they will have to fight not just for survival, but for a future together, or their broken world will swallow them whole."

After Life Lessons with Emily and Aaron (Character Interview)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paper Bindings | After Life Lessons with Emily and Aaron (Character Interview)

After Life Lessons is a post apocalyptic, zombiefied New Adult romance novel.

Joining us today we have Emily and Aaron who have been transported through time and pages to answer a few questions. Welcome.

I have to ask, what were you doing the moment you learned the world had gone to hell?

EmilyThat’s a strangely hard question actually. You didn’t really know at the time, you know? There were rumors, and the way it was reported, it just sounded like another bird-flu or something. I think the moment I really got scared, I was with Sullivan and Song. We were trying to get some groceries, and there were masses of people, shouting. They started hitting each other, trampling other people, and we just took Song and ran. So, trying to go for groceries, I guess.

Waitin on...There Be Trolls There (40)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Stolen Songbird #1
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Genre: YA - Fantasy
Release Date: April 1st, 2014


"For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever."

Waitin on...Magic (39)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: House of Ivy & Sorrow
Author: Natalie Whipple
Genre: YA - Magic
Release Date: April 15th, 2014


"Josephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves."

The MacGregor's Lady (review)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Title: The MacGregor's Lady (MacGregor Trilogy #3)
Author: Grace Burrowes
Release Date: February 4th, 2014
Stars: 4

"Asher MacGregor has returned from years wandering the Canadian wilderness to assume an earldom he’s avoided, and to seek a bride he does not want. He’s saddled with an additional family obligation in the form of Boston heiress Hannah Cooper, whom he is to escort about the London ballrooms so she might find an English husband.

Hannah is no more interested in settling in Britain than Asher is in returning to the New World, and yet their sympathy for one another soon turns to passion. With Hannah anxious to return to the family she’s trying to protect in Boston, and Asher bound to his earldom in the Highlands, they must trust in love to span an ocean of differences and difficulties."