Archive for September, 2014

Cover Reveal: Inspire

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack‘s INSPIRE!

Inspire
Kalliope lives with one purpose.
To inspire.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.

INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

The cover was designed by VLC Productions.

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Where Love Lies

Julie Cohen
where love liesLately, Felicity just can’t shake a shadow of uncertainty. Her husband Quinn is the kindest person she knows and loves her peculiarities more than Felicity feels she deserves. But suddenly it’s as if she doesn’t quite belong.
Then Felicity experiences something extraordinary: a scent of perfume in the air which evokes memories that have been settled within her for a long time, untouched and undisturbed. As it happens again and again, the memories of a man Felicity hasn’t seen for ten years also flutter to the surface. And so do the feelings of being deeply, exquisitely in love . . .
Overwhelmed and bewildered by her emotions, Felicity tries to resist sinking blissfully into the past. But what if something truly isn’t as it should be? What if her mind has been playing tricks on her heart?
Which would you trust?

What were your overall thoughts?
I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book. So when it quickly grabbed my attention, I was truly relived. This book is one of the most unique books I’ve read in a long time and I found it difficult to stop reading. I really just wanted to know what was going on. Then there was worry and tension and fear. I honestly went through so many emotions while reading this book which helped to make it feel completely refreshing. Plus this book has a super sweet ending, making it all worthwhile.

What was your favourite aspect of the book?
The mystery of it all. I loved being put on the edge of my seat throughout this book. I also really enjoyed that I had no idea what was going on because the topic was so unique and something I have definitely never heard of before. This book kept me curious throughout which is a difficult thing to do. The curiosity even stayed after the reveal which was fantastic. There is such a wonderful feel to this book when you get to the end.

Who was your favourite character and why?
I’m going to have to say Felicity. This book is her story so I know that makes it hard to not choose her but I love Felicity because she was such a fascinating character. She wasn’t straight-forward but had an interesting background and she was just full of flavour. Felicity was a strong character that you couldn’t help but wish for. She made some odd choices but it was all explained eventually and I just think she was a fantastic protagonist who really carried the story.

Would you recommend this book?
I am certain that this book is not for everyone but if you enjoy complex, mysterious, human stories then I would highly recommend this book. If you’re looking for something with depth that will move you to feel a lot of things and cause you to really think, then this should be a book you read. It is captivating, interesting, and a little scary to boot! So if you want a book like that, you must read this book.

Summarize this book in one sentence. (Verdict)
Where Love Lies is an intense, emotional, powerful, original piece of fiction that is sure to stay with you long after you’ve finished the last page.

Reviewed by Faye

Publisher: Bantam Press
Publication Date: July 2014
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Genre: Romance
Age: Adult
Reviewer: Faye
Source: Borrowed
Challenge: None
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Buddy Review: Memoirs Of A Neurotic Zombie

Jeff Norton
RGB ZombiecoverFRONT‘My name is Adam Meltzer and the last thing I remember was being stung by a bee while swinging at a robot-shaped pinata on my twelfth birthday. I was dead before the candy hit the ground.’
Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie is narrated by the hilarious Adam Meltzer – pre-teen, worrywart, and now zombie. Adam’s family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at their door . . . three months after his funeral.
Soon Adam’s back at school trying to fit in and not draw extra attention to himself, but when he sees his neighbour Ernesto transform into a chupacubra, and the beautiful Corina (Adam’s number one mega-crush) turns out to be a (vegan) vampire, undead life is never going to be the same again.
A hilarious adventure caper – if Ferris Bueller met Shaun of the Dead – all about friendship and being yourself . . . even if you’re undead.

Posted by Faye and Caroline

Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication Date: August 2014
Format: ARC
Pages: 256
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Age: Middle grade
Reviewer: Caroline & Faye
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: British book
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It’s Time To Vote!

UKYA AwardHey Guys!
Today I am here with VERY exciting news! It is the shortlist of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards! This is the time for YOU to vote for your favourite from the list!

Voting is open until 21st September. Make sure you don’t miss out!

Voting will also be happening a little differently than the nominations. On this blog you will be voting for: Best Contemporary, Best Historical, Best Crime/Mystery, and Best LGBT

And then you will hop along to the next blog to vote for more awards!
There are five different awards to jump to (and five/six bloggers hosting each group, but you only need to visit five blogs!).
This doesn’t have to happen all at once, it gives you the chance to vote in your leisure – but make sure you do so before 21st September.

Jump To
(choose one blog for each category)

Funniest Book, Most Heartbreaking Book, Best First Sentence, Best Ending
Ya Yeah Yeah
Cicely Loves Books
Challot
Queen of Contemporary
Luna’s Little Library

Best Horror, Best Sci-fi/Fantasy, Best Paranormal, Best Adventure
Winged Reviews
K – Books
To Another World
Bookish Outsider
Readaraptor

Best Protagonist, Best Couple, Best Friendship, Best Villain
Snuggling on the Sofa
Much Loved Books
Hush Hush Revealings
The Pewter Wolf
The Little Munchkin Reader

Best Self-Published, Most Social Author (Online), Most Social Author (Offline), Author Whose Mind You Wish Was Yours
A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
This Fleeting Dream
Bookish Treasures
Escapism From Reality
Book to Basics

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