ARC Review & Giveaway: The Boy In Her Dreams by Laekan Zea Kemp

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 3:09 PM
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Title: The Boy In Her Dreams
Author: Laekan Zea Kemp
Series: The Girl in Between #2

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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When Roman wakes from a six month coma, the first thing he sees is the girl of his dreams. Except Bryn isn’t confined to the dream-state anymore and neither is he. He’s awake and alive and as the memories of how he and Bryn fell in love come rushing back, so do the memories of why he’s lying in that hospital bed in the first place.
Plagued by guilt, Roman makes a decision that alters both their fates and as Bryn fights for her life in a German hospital, Roman must fight for her forgiveness before it’s too late. Because Roman and Bryn weren’t the only things to wake out of Bryn’s dreams. The shadows seem to be hunting them both and a strange side effect of Roman’s miraculous recovery may be the only means of stopping them. That is, if he can reach Bryn before she slips too deeply into the very dreams that seem to be imposing more and more on their waking lives every day.
The boy in her dreams is the sequel to The Girl in between and follows the story of Bryn, a teenage girl who suffers from Klein-Levin Syndrome ( a disease that makes her sleep for long periods) and Roman, a boy who just woke up from coma.

This book starts off exactly were the previous left off. Roman has woken up from the coma and Bryn believes that things are finally looking better. But she couldn’t be more wrong. Roman may have woken up but he has changed. He’s no longer the boy Bryn met in her dreams. Roman is facing his own demons now and Bryn can’t do anything but wait for him. However, they both know that Bryn is running out of time. Her symptoms are getting worse forcing her to go to Germany to be part of an experimental cure for her disease.

Across the ocean, Roman realises his mistake too late. He should have never let Bryn leave like that. So, when Bryn’s uncle gives him the opportunity to fix his mistakes, Roman is happy to accept. Will the thruth set them free or rip them apart?

The boy in her dreams was insanely incredible. It was so interesting following their journey and it was quite a journey. I admired Bryn for her strength and Roman for his determination. They were both such strong characters. But so were and the secondary ones. Bryn’s mother has suffered so much yet she remained strong, calm and efficient for her daughter’s sake.

Moreover, I loved Dani, Bryn’s cousin and Felix, Dani’s boyfriend. Felix! Oh, Felix. What to say about him?! I think I might have liked him more than Roman. He was so sweet, charming, loving and protective! How could I not like him?! Anyway, Dani played a big role but I cannot say that I liked her that much in this book.

However, there were times that I got lost in the story. There were so many things going on at the same time that I truly lost the flow of the story. When things got quite normal again, it was much easier to follow the story. Besides that, everything else was great.

This book hid many secrets and it was very interesting unravelling them. There were many new characters and namy twists and turns. Watch out for the new characters! You never know who’s telling the truth.

Filled with action, suspense, romance, dreams and two incredible protagonists, The boy in her dreams will surely capture your attention.

Totally recommended!

*A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #15 Saving Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3) by Debra Anastasia

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:07 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Saving Poughkeepsie
Author: Debra Anastasia 
Expected publication: November 22nd 2014

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Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them.

Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it.

He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself.

Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.
Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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PRE-RELEASE EVENT: Among Monsters (Red Hill Novella) by Jamie McGuire

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AMONG MONSTERS will be here on October 31st!

Title: Among Monsters
Author: Jamie McGuire


Among Monsters will be available in ebook and paperback on Amazon!

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Being thirteen has pitfalls of its own, but growing up has never been this hard.
Jenna had promised her mother that if the worst happened during her dad’s weekend, they would meet at Red Hill Ranch. When she finds seven words spray-painted on her dad’s wall the morning after a deadly outbreak, she makes a promise to herself: to get to the ranch with her seven-year-old sister, Halle, and to get them both there alive.
Among Monsters is the companion novella to Red Hill, both exploring from different perspectives what many broken families experience every other weekend: What if your children aren't with you when the world ends? What would you do to get to them? What would they go through to get to you?
For Jenna, seeing her mother again is worth everything. Determined to keep her promise, she is faced with experiences and decisions that force her to leave her childhood behind.
Excerpt

The governor was elevated above the crowd on a make-shift stage in the center of the room, speaking comforting words into a microphone, as people yelled questions and concerns.

“I hear what you’re saying. I’m not saying not to worry. With words like epidemic and now pandemic being thrown around…it’s a worrisome situation. But we’re safe here, and that’s what we need to focus on now. Panic won’t solve anything.”

“Is it the terrorists?” someone yelled.

“No,” the governor said, amused. “I’ve been told it’s a virus.”

“What kind of virus?” someone else asked.

“We’re not exactly sure yet,” Governor Bellmon said.

He was being honest. I’d give him that.

“There are reports in Mississippi!” a man said, holding up his phone.

The crowd erupted, and the governor leaned over to whisper something in a man’s ear. He was dressed in a suit, and he nodded before leaving the stage immediately. He walked over to Tom, the fire chief, just feet away from where we stood. Tom listened intently to the man in the suit and then waved to his men to come closer.

“The governor has ordered we gather water and supplies. We’re going into disaster mode, guys. I know most of you came in for the photo op, but you’re getting called in. Let’s get going.”

The men gave a nod and turned for the back door. Dad looked around and caught Tom as he was making his way toward the police chief and the mayor.

“Tom, I’ve got my little girls here,” Dad said.

Tom looked down at Halle and me and then nodded, giving Dad an unspoken pass, before he continued on.

“Now what?” I asked.

“We wait for the guys to get back and help as best as we can.” He leaned in, whispering in my ear. “Do me a favor, Jenna. Stay off your phone. I don’t want any of the stuff on the news to scare your sister.”

I felt a small hand grip mine. I knelt down beside Halle. Her stringy blonde hair was a ratty mess as it always was after school. Her clothes were mismatched, and her heather-gray hoodie jacket was tied around her waist. She pushed up her black-rimmed glasses, her ice-blue eyes glistening.

We couldn’t look more different—Halle with her light-blue eyes and tiny frame and me with my honey-brown irises and chestnut hair. I was always athletic, always pushing against boundaries, vying for independence, even when I was little. Halle just always seemed so fragile.

As if she could hear my thoughts and personify them, she squeaked her next words, “I want Mom.”

“I bet she’ll head this way as soon as she gets off work. She’ll want to be here with us,” I said.

Halle shook her head. “She won’t come here, Jenna. She’ll go to our place.”

“Red Hill? That’s just if something bad happens, silly.”

Halle looked around at the roomful of frightened people. “This is bad, Jenna.”

I stood and squeezed her to my side.

Giveaway

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About the Author

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, a novella titled A Beautiful Wedding, and the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

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Review: White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 9:31 PM
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Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.
“You need something," he said, and when I stared at him, he added, "Your face."
"My face?"
"It's in need of my kisses.”
First off, let me start by saying that ever since I read Obsidian, Armentrout has become one of my favourite authors. I buy her books without a second thought and I always love them. White Hot Kiss was no exception.

Layla, our heroine, lives with the Wardens ( gargoyles who hunt and kill demons in order to protect humankind) despite being a halfing (half demon and hald warden). As far as she can remember herself, she was always taught to hate demons and that led her to ignore her demon side. Thus she has always felt as an outsider. Zayne, her only warden friend and her secret crush, is the only one who never treated her as half demon, he’s the only one who makes her feel normal. Until him…

Roth, a powerful demon, bursts into her life at the most unsuitable time. Roth is the total anthithesis of Zayne. Heavily tattooed and pierced, Roth walks into her life with the promise of showing her, her real legacy. Layla has always wondered about her demon, especially now that her demon powers are getting stronger and she can’t seem to be able to control them. So when Roth shows up, she can’t resist.

This book was mind blowing. Words aren’t enough to express how I felt about this book. It was abso-fucking-lutely amazing. Layla was a very intriguing character. She was neither a warden nor a demon. She was the best of both. She was very protective of those she loved and despite what everyone thought of her, she always managed to be confident.

Roth was another story altogether. As always Armentrout has created a flawless (yet sometimes imperfect ) character. As opposed to some readers, I was never torn between Zayne and Roth. Zayne may have been the wise and safe choise for Layla but Roth was her “mate”. He was charming, funny, protective and just amazing. I wish he was real so I could claim him. I fell for him almost from the very beginning. But aside from all his charm , Roth wasn’t without his secrets. It was interesting unravelling each and every of them.

White hot kiss just became my favourite read from J. Armentrout. It was everything I expected and more. A YA filled with gargoyles, demons, romance and humor. I’ll try to patiently wait for the sequel despite that unexpected end!

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #14

Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:31 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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Books I loved:


Unfortunately, I only read one book this week! But fortunately it was AMAZING (of course it is since it's written by J.A). 

Anyway, 
what did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: One More Chance (Chance #2) by Abbi Glines

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 3:27 PM
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Title: One More Chance
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Chance #2

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own.
Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love...
But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work - or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future.
“Love shouldn't make our choices for us, it should just add importance to our choices.”
When I first read take a chance, I was very disappointed by both the book and Grant. Grant was such a weak character and not the hero I expected to see. But after finishing One more chance, my opinion towards Grant has changed. I was really excited when I found out that Grant is getting a book but even now that I have finished his story, I can’t say that he’s my favourite. I’m really glad though, that Abbi managed to redeem him to my eyes.

Grant knows that he overreacted over Harlow’s secret and he’s determined to win her back. He can’t imagine a life without her. He’ll do anything in his power to get her back. If she wants him back, that is!

Harlow is miserable without Grant. She misses him too much but things are more complicated now. You see Harlow has one more secret, a secret that could destroy everything they have built. Is Grant willing to take this chance? Is he willing to risk everything he loves?

I was really impressed by Harlow’s strength. She believed that Grant made her stronger but in my opinion it was her determination that helped her survive. Grant wasn’t much understanding but in the end Harlow was so adamant to go through with her decision, that he couldn’t but support her.

What I really loved seeing was all the love and support Harlow got from her family, especially her brother, Mase. Mase was actually one of the main reasons I read this book. I can’t wait to read his own story. Nan, whom I don’t quite love, was surprisingly amiable enough in this book. She acted as if she profoundly cared about Harlow, especially in the end when she tried to help any way she could. I’m not saying that I’ve forgotten everything she’s done but I believe that she deserves a second chance.

Grant and Harlow’s story, was a bittersweet one. Everything and everyone was tested in the book. I believe that it wasn’t only Grant who got a second chance but Harlow and Nan as well. So if you have any doubts about reading this book, Stop! This book is nothing like the previous one.

Totally recommended!
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Sofia T.

LIFE OF A BLOGGER #10 Origin of your name

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:26 PM
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Welcome to Life of a Blogger, a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeats! This is where you get the chance to know the blogger behind the blog, aka: What we do when we’re not blogging! Every week there will be a new topic; mainly non-bookish, where I’ll share a little bit of life with you guys..

This week's topic is Origin of your name

So, my name is Sofia (in case you didn't know)


What Google says:
Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred.

Also:
People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.
People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.
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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #14 Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:41 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Compulsion
Author: Martina Boone

Expected publication: October 28th 2014

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Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead--a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.
Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.
What are you waiting on Wednesday???
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #12 Top New Series I Want To Start

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:10 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top New Series I Want To Start 

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Soooo many wonderful series!!! I wish I had them but...

What series do you want to start this year???
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Sofia T.

ARC Review: Dangerous Surrender (The Serafina: Sin City #4) by Katie Reus

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 3:07 PM
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Title: Dangerous Surrender
Author: Katie Reus
Series: The Serafina: Sin City #4

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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A cold-blooded killer wants her dead.
After her friend is murdered right before her eyes, Taylor uses her wits to escape with just a bullet wound, thankful to be alive. But now the killer isn’t the only one after her—the cops are, too, and Taylor’s not sure she can trust them—or anybody else in her life in California. She decides to turn to her old friend in Vegas, racing there with just the clothes on her back, only to arrive and realize he’s off on his honeymoon. Desperate, she breaks in and crashes.
A former Marine is determined to protect her.
When former Marine Roman MacNeil finds a gorgeous stranger unconscious and bleeding in his friend’s shower, his first thought is to help her . . . until she tries to knock him out with a vodka bottle. Lucky for Taylor, Roman isn’t a man who goes down easily. When he realizes the trouble she’s in, he’s determined to protect her—whatever it takes. As they’re thrust into a deadly situation they discover an attraction they never bargained for. But a determined killer is closing in, and time may be running out.

Dangerous Surrender is the fourth instalment in the The Serafina: Sin City series by Katie Reus. This book tells the story of Taylor, one of Vadim's friends and Roman, a former marine.

After witnessing the murder of her boss and almost been shot, Taylor runs to the only place she knows she'll be safe, Vadim's house. But what Taylor doesn't realise is that Vadim hasn't returned from his honeymoon yet. ..

Roman knows Vadim well. So, when he sees a strange car in his garage, he knows he must take some action. But what he finds is far from what he expected. When Roman first meets Taylor, she's naked and bleeding on his friend's bathroom and as if everthing wasn't already bad, he thinks she's a thief. When Taylor wakes up in Vadim's bathroom and realises she's not alone, she tries to get away from the "intruder" by throwing a bottle of vodka at him. Roman is beyond shocked by this woman's actions and at the same time intrigued by her but he is no fool. After a short call to Vadim, both Taylor and Roman realise their mistake and Roman knows he must help Taylor survive form the man who killed her boss.

But things soon get more complicated as Roman realises that they've been found. Trying to escape from the danger that's looming, Roman and Taylor must work together in order to eliminate the threat. What they don't know though, is that the danger is closer than they think...

I really loved this one. This is actually the first book that I'm not going to complain about the length. I loved the story and the author managed to keep the plot interesting. We got to see not only Taylor and Roman's point of views but the villain's as well. The characters were well developed (considering this is a novella) and the book had a nice flow. Never once was I bored or got lost. This is a true Katie Reus book.

Filled with romance, suspense, sexy ex-marines and the Sin city, Dangerous surrender will surely capture your attention.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series. The only question I have is: Who's next?

Totally recommended!!!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #13

Posted on Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:53 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

Click on cover for Goodreads link:

Books I loved:

 


 

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

book blitz, excerpt & Giveaway: Frost (The Frost Chronicles #1) by Kate Avery Ellison

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:11 PM
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Title: Frost
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Series: The Frost Chronicles #1
Publication date: March 28th 2012
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

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In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone.
After monsters kill her parents, Lia must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.
She saves his life.
Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.
But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger.
Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?

Excerpt  

She appeared out of the shadows suddenly. Her cheeks were bitten red with cold and her long dark hair was wet with melting ice. She stumbled, grabbed my hands. Her mittens were missing. “Hurry,” she breathed, tugging at me. “Quickly.”

“Ivy Augusta Weaver,” I hissed, torn between joyful relief and flickering anger. “It’s almost night time. There is a storm coming. What were you thinking? Where have you been?”

“There is a boy,” she panted, ignoring my scolding. “In the woods.”

“What?” 

But she was already plunging deeper into the forest, and I had no choice but to follow her, a new worry filling my mind and replacing the short-lived relief I’d felt. A boy in the woods? Who had gotten himself lost in the woods at a time like this? One of the farmers’ sons, perhaps?

We were the last farm in the Frost. There was nothing beyond us to the north but the Empty, and to the south there was only the Farther World. What was anybody doing at the edge of that?

Ivy and I continued into the forest. We ducked around branches and scrambled over icy roots. The shadows were thick, and they painted our cloaks a deep indigo. 

Ivy reached a giant rock at the mouth of a clearing and stopped. “There,” she said, pointing with a trembling hand.

I could just make out the crumpled form. In my anxiety, I saw only isolated details. A thin, wet shirt, a pair of shoulders, a face almost hidden by the snow. I took a step forward, trying to place the face...and then I saw the sharp features, the dark hair, the slightly tanned tone of the skin. I halted as my blood turned stone-cold. Time became protracted and dense, like swimming underwater. Sound was muffled. My chest felt tight.

You must be strong, Lia. My mother’s voice rang in my head. I remembered her wind-weathered face, her chapped hands gripping mine, her earnest eyes as they scoured my face for weakness. There could be no weakness here in the Frost, where we clung to life between the mountains as desperately as a drowning man clings to a stone.

“He’s not one of ours,” I said, turning to her with sudden fierceness. “Ivy...”

“He’s hurt,” she said.

“Don’t you understand?”

She just looked at me. I drew in a deep breath. 

“That is a Farther.”

Ivy’s eyes widened a fraction at my harsh words. The wind blew between us, spraying ice against our faces. She blinked. I didn’t.

“A...a Farther?”

Of course she knew what that was—every person in our village knew who the Farthers were, even those who’d never caught a glimpse of them across the river. We barely ever spoke of them, but they inhabited everyone’s nightmares all the same.

I nodded curtly.

Ivy struggled to understand what I was implying. “But he’s hurt,” she managed, as if that was the only concern. “And it’s getting dark.”

“We must protect ourselves,” I said.

Ivy swallowed hard.

I glared at her. “No.”

She looked back at the figure lying in the snow. I glanced at the sky again, trying to calculate how much time we had left before the sun sunk completely behind the trees, and we were no longer safe from the things that prowled in the darkness. The Watchers never moved across our yards or around the town perimeter during the sunlight hours, but some had reported seeing them during the narrow span of twilight that joined the day and the night, and it was rumored that they wandered freely in the deep of the forests even during the day.

The wind howled through the trees and tugged at my cloak. Snow fell sideways.

“But he’s hurt,” Ivy whispered again, breaking into my thoughts.

I closed my eyes briefly. My sister was the kind of person who brought home baby birds who’d fallen from their nests and raccoons with thorns in their paws. But we couldn’t simply take a Farther and bandage him up like a lost puppy. “The Elders say—”

“I know they’re dangerous. I know what the Elders say.” Ivy’s voice was as brittle as ice. “But are you telling me you’re going to leave him out here to die? After what happened to Ma and Da?”

I bit my lip so hard I tasted blood. Ivy looked at me with her big brown eyes and the fear in my gut snarled. What would the villagers say? This is dangerous, my mind screamed at me. This will endanger the family!

The figure in the snow stirred. “Please,” he whispered, his voice just a hiss.

I stepped to his side, crouching down to touch his face. His eyes opened a crack, and then...

He looked at me.

I felt hollowed out and filled up again as our gazes collided—mine and this Farther from beyond the edge of my world—and then his eyes shut as he passed out again, and I was released from the spell of them. I stepped back quickly, but the damage was already done. There was already an ache in my chest from the knowledge of what we were about to do.

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I live in Georgia with my wonderful husband and two spoiled cats. When I'm not writing, I'm usually catching up on my extensive Netflix queue, reading a book, giggling at something funny online, or trying to convince my husband to give me just ONE bite of whatever he's eating.

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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #13

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:35 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Charming the Beast 
Author: Cynthia Eden 
Series: Purgatory #3

Expected publication: October 20th 2014

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Connor’s Story
The big, bad beast is about to meet his match.







I love Cynthia Eden sooo much and I really can't wait for this one!!! 

What are you waiting on Wednesday???
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Sofia T.

Review: It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney #5) by Julie James

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014 3:26 PM
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Title: It Happened One Wedding
Author: Julie James
Series: FBI/US Attorney #5

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, she’s thrown in to close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…
BUT HE MAKES IT HARD TO SAY “I DON’T”
Special Agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without…
It happend one wedding is the fifth book in the FBI/US Attorney series by Julie James. This book tells the story of Sidney and Vaughn, an FBI agent.

Let me just say how different this book was from the other books in the series. It had a serious tone but yet at times I find myself laughing with the characters. I guess that's Julie Jame's writting.

After finding out that her fiance was cheating on her, Sydney left New York and returned back to Chicago. But having spent three years of her life in vain, she knows that if she wants to start her own family she must hurry. That means finding someone who desires the same things as her and not just someone who wants to have a good time. So when Vaughn hits on her, Sydney has no problem letting him down. She knows what's she's looking for and it's not his type.

Vaughn can't believe he's been rejected. After Sydney "profiled" him as a womanizer, which he knows he is, Vaughn begins to doubt himself. Especially when it turns out that Sydney's sister, Isabelle will be marrying Vaughn's brother, Simon. Little do they know that their siblings plan to keep them too distracted with the wedding...

But both Sydney and Vaughn realise that they can't fight the attaction that burns between them. So, while Sydney's looking for her Mr. Right, why not have some fun with Mr. Wrong.

This book was just sooo hot. When you put Sydney and Vaughn together in a room, the result you get is fireworks. Sydney was a troubled character. Having wasted three years of her life, she believes `it's time for a big change but she's still looking for what she thought she had. I felt that she always withheld a part of her, afraid that history will repeat itself and she never gave anyone else a chance. Especially Vaughn. She justified their relationship by saying that they're just two adults having fun and she never took that relationship seriously. I was really happy when they both realised that their relationship was more than they thought. I could see that they were both afraid for the future but they tried to make it work and I loved that.

I also loved the way Vaughn was jealous everytime Sydney went on a date looking for Mr Right. But in the end, all it took to make Sydney his, was his honesty.

It happened one wedding was a fun, loving story filled with romance, suspense many hot scenes and an alpha/ humorous hero.

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #12

Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:33 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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Books I loved:

 

Currently Reading:

 

So in case you haven't noticed, I have started reading Classic literature and that's because I'm thinking about studying English literature!!! I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after high school but then my sister pointed out that since I love literature then that's what I should do and I couldn't agree more with her!

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

Review: Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 3:44 PM
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Title: Rock Addiction
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…
“His lips…his lips should've been illegal.”
I'm just blown away!

This book is like no other book written by this author. It was so different from her other series that I found myself checking and double checking the author of the book after I finished it! I'm used to reading paranormal romance or fantasy by Nalini and now I think I must get used to to New Adult as well. This book isn't fantasy or paranormal, it's plain New Adult. So, if you're as a huge fan of Nalini's as I, then I guess you will love it as much as I did.

Rock Addiction is a rock romance with an alpha rock star and a great heroine. Fox, is our typical rock star. Arrogant, sexy as hell, realistic but above everything he's a real charmer. It's no surprise that Molly is smitten from the very first glance. Molly thinks that Fox is a player and makes no move to approach him, despite being the sister of their manager. Little does Molly know that since Fox noticed her, he can't seem to concentrate on anything but her. She's on his radar and he plans to have a taste...

This book was just incredible. In the beginning she was a bit annoying and confusing character but as we got to know her better, I totally understood her behavior. She was a little unfair to Fox though. She didn't give him a chance and always jumped to conclusions that weren't true. The only problem I had, was the speed their relationship progressed with. One minute they were strangers and the other, they practically lived together. It doesn't make any sense. I think I'd have enjoyed more if their relationship wasn't so rushed.

The second half of the book seemed more realistic. We got to see the problems that most couples face when living together, the challenges they had to go through and their determination to stay together.They were a really cute couple and I loved their bond. They respected each other needs and boundaries, never pushed for more. I loved the way they comfortred ecah other and eventually healed. They both had a rough past but they managed to let that go and embrace their love. Above everything though, I admired Fox. He was surrounded by his band, who were great guys (not all of them) but sometimes they were such a bad influence and yet he was so loyal and devoted to Molly. He never once strayed or did drugs or anything else to give Molly an excuse to leave. Instead he was a real gentleman (ok not always).

Rock Addiction was an amazing book. The main characters were so defferent yet so alike. They were immediately drawn to each other and didn't try to fight that connection but rather embrace it. It was a bit weird yes but I think when you find your other half you can't be picky about it. The plot was unique, there was some drama but I guess that's expected considering their past. Of course there was a lot of romance which was hot, hot, hot and the secondary characters were just a bonus. Some I loved and some I didn't (Can't say I hated them but I didn't quite loved them either).

Are you wondering whether or not to read it?! Well don't. Go pick it up...

Highly recommended!
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #12

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 2:54 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Talon 
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon #1
Expected publication: October 28th 2014

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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #11 Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 1:11 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Ten Books (8) For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

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1. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay


2. Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry




4. My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares


5. Callum & Harper (Sleepless #1) by Fisher Amelie


6. The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey






What ten books would you recommend to readers who like character driven novels???
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Sofia T.
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