Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Until Midnight by Melissa Launders Launch!



So, a short story for the Alienated: UNTIL MIDNIGHT is here…and it’s FREE!

I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series, and I have a present for you—a brand new e-short from Disney Hyperion! UNTIL MIDNIGHT takes place onboard an intergalactic transport, soon after ALIENATED ends and before the sequel INVADED begins. The story details Aelyx and Cara’s last day
ogether before he returns to Earth to mend the alliance and she continues to his home planet. It’s sweet and romantic, and as a bonus, it includes a four-chapter preview of the sequel, which Oh, and did I mention the best part? IT’S FREE!

You can download UNTIL MIDNIGHT from the following e-tailers:  

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1walSLX

Nook: http://bit.ly/1zshdpx

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1sT4CnM

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1AIb45a

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1v06kVd

*If you live outside the USA, no worries. I’ve uploaded the story to Scribd for you. (The only downside is it doesn’t include the bonus preview chapters, due to technical reasons from the publisher.) Link: http://www.scribd.com/AuthorMelissaLanders

To celebrate this new release, I’m offering TWO lucky winners an autographed swag pack complete with a personalized bookplate, mini-poster, bookmarks, and stickers—open internationally! Just fill out the rafflecopter form below.
Best of luck, and happy reading!

BIO: Melissa Landers writes romantic science fiction for teens and the young at heart. To learn more, or just to say hello, visit her at www.melissa-landers.com


I know I cannot wait to get into this book!
A huge thanks to Melissa Launders for letting me be part of this launch!
And thanks to everyone who continues to come back and read my blog!
Thanks!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: Alpha Fighter

Alpha Fighter by Ava Ashley
(The Alpha Fighter Series #1)
Publication date: December 15th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

The first part of Alpha Fighter, a two-part series from Amazon bestselling author, Ava Ashley.
Savannah Santos is on the run, almost out of options and cash. The daughter of a motorcycle club king, she fled everything she ever knew to get out of an arranged marriage to a rival club’s prince. Her plan is to follow her career dreams and not endanger anyone by getting too close. But she wasn’t expecting her new roommate to be her dream guy.
For Cooper Quin, being any girl’s dream man, is nothing new, but he’s determined to stay exactly that: a dream. His focus is on killing it in the brutal MMA ring. A former Navy SEAL with a dark past of pain and betrayal, falling
 in love is the last thing he intends to do. But his sexy new roommate is nothing like one of his usual one-night stands. With her, it feels safe to let his guard down.
Cooper knows a little about running from the past; Savannah’s is still looking for her. He can’t leave her alone, but pursuing her might be the MMA fighter’s undoing. She knows she can’t stay forever—not with two outlaw gangs searching everywhere to bring her back.
































AUTHOR BIO:
Amazon bestselling author Ava Ashley may look like the girl next door, but her steamy romances reveal a very naughty side. Raised in small town Ohio and now living in Homer, Alaska it’s amazing that she hasn’t increased the average temperature in her area of the state with her steamy writing. And she loves reading new adult romance novels as much as she enjoys writing them.

Ava likes spending time outdoors and does a lot of hiking and cycling with her husband and four children. When she can get away on her own, she’ll often take pen and paper along, find a secluded spot and let the environment inspire her. Of course, that inspiration frequently results in characters tearing each other’s clothes off, but you would expect nothing less from a romance writer.

Author links:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8388054.Ava_Ashley


A huge thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for letting me part of this cover reveal!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Book Blitz: Intense 2

So, this is a day late... Sorry! I forgot to check my email, and didn't get a notification on my phone, so here it is now...
Also, I will try and get more info up a little later but until then...
Oh, and a giveaway:

GIVEAWAY
Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • 40$ Amazon gift card

Book details:

Title: Intense 2 ( A Collection of books from some of today's bestselling authors)
Release Date: December 1st
**On sale for a limited time only & at a special low price**
Format: Ebook Only and Exclusively at Amazon
Genre: New Adult Romance
For a complete list of titles in this anthology please see book blurb*

Synopsis:
One book from one bestselling author is exciting, but when you put ten all together what you get is something 
more. 

Something Intense.

Intense 2 is a collection of ten unique stories from eight authors who bring their A game every time they sit down with a blank page. Combined together you get a limited edition read jam-packed with passionate encounters, powerful alphas, and romance that will keep you warm at night.

This is a must read for any romance reading, page turning book addict. Download it now before it’s gone!

This collection includes:

Cambria Hebert - Text (novel)

Julie Richman - Bad Son Rising (novel)

Tijan - Brady Remington Landed Me In Jail (novel)

Ilsa Madden-Mills - Very Wicked Things (novel)

S. E.  Lund - Drake Restrained 1 (novella) / Drake Restrained 2 (novella)

Liv Morris - Love Handles Club (novella)

J.l. Mac - Reach Me (novella)

Author Kailin Gow - The Blue Room (novella) / Heat (novella)



Cover: 




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Box Set Reveal!

So, I was lucky enough to be able to be part of this reveal, by Xpresso Reads, so, here is the info:

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Title: Intense 2 ( A Collection of books from some of today's bestselling authors)
Release Date: December 1st
**On sale for a limited time only & at a special low price**
Format: Ebook Only and Exclusively at Amazon
Genre: New Adult Romance
For a complete list of titles in this anthology please see book blurb*

Synopsis:
One book from one bestselling author is exciting, but when you put ten all together what you get is something more.

Something Intense.

Intense 2 is a collection of stories from ten authors who bring their A game every time they sit down with a blank page. Combined together you get a limited edition read jam-packed with passionate encounters, powerful alphas, and romance that will keep you warm at night.

This is a must read for any romance reading, page turning book addict. Download it now before it’s gone!

This collection includes:

Cambria Hebert - Text (novel)

Julie Richman - Bad Son Rising (novel)

Tijan Meyer - Brady Remington Landed Me In Jail (novel)

Ilsa Madden-Mills - Very Wicked Things (novel)

Eliza Lund - The Agreement (novel) / Drake Restrained (novella)

Liv Morris - Love Handles Club (novella)

J.l. Mac - Reach Me (novella)

Author Kailin Gow - The Blue Room (novella) / Heat (novella)



A huge thanks to Xpresso Reads for letting me part of this!
Thank You!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review 33: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Well, I didn't fall in love with this book. It was a quick, interesting read, and I enjoyed it, but it wasn't one of the best books I have read this year. There are a few f-bombs, and other language in the book, but it is not excessive. Nerve is a fairly clean book (proof above). I would say it is a mix of a thriller, Young Adult, mystery (sort of...). It isn't all that violent, isn't gory at all, there are no explicit scenes, so it is a safe book to read (for those who are careful about such things (as I am...), this is a book for you). Vee is a girl who comes out of her shell, and shows the world that she is growing up, and that she needs her freedom. She finds out the truth about the game, and about the people she has trusted for so long, along with finding the guy of her dreams. This is a pretty fascinating book, and I do recommend it, but even though it says for fans of The Hunger Games, don't go into thinking that it is going to be like/similar to The Hunger Games, it is nothing like THG, the only similarity is that they are battling against each other. Anyway, if you do read it let me know what you thought, and if you have read it, what did you think of it? Let me know!



Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13088498-nerve?from_search=true
Jeanne Ryan, YA Author of NERVE, September 2012 Dial BooksAmazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Nerve-Jeanne-Ryan/dp/0803738323/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416844530&sr=8-1&keywords=Nerve+by+Jeanne+Ryan
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nerve-jeanne-ryan/1109230138?ean=9780803738324

Jeanne Ryan:
Website: http://jeanneryan.com/
Twitter: @Jeanne_Ryan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JeanneRyanAuthor

She has lived all over the world, raised in a family with eleven brothers and sisters. She spent her early childhood in Hawaii and the rest of her growing-up years trying to figure out a way to get back there, with stops in South Korea, Michigan and Germany along the way. Before writing fiction, she tried her hand at many things, including war game simulation and youth development research. But decided it was much more fun to work on stories than statistics.
These days, she still love Hawaii, but have found her home under the moody skies of the Pacific Northwest.



More reviews to come!                             Thanks!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Movie Review 20: The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1

This movie was INCREDIBLE!! So, in my opinion the first part of the book was pretty slow. This movie was not slow. It was clean, and wasn't very violent (less than expected, at least). All of the major plot points were there. The scenes that fans wanted were there, the lines from the book were there, and my favorite part was there (I won't spoil it, but it has to do with a song). My favorite part is still running through my head. Josh Hutcherson dud a great job with Peeta, and Jen. did great as Katniss (as always), well pretty much everyone did great. And they did really well introducing the new characters. There are some heart wrenching moments, and some light hearted moments. Honestly, this one has been my favorite of all three of the movies so far. I can't wait for part 2! And the teaser for Insurgent was amazing as well! I cannot wait to see that one either. Anyway, you will definitely want to see MockingJay part 1 as soon as possible! Oh! And there is an after credits scene (Which I didn't get to see), but as soon as I do, I will add it to this review.

(Update) The post-credits scene is just the MockingJay symbol transforming (again), remember at the end of THG and Catching Fire, how the symbol morphs into the next. All, it did this time was break out of the ring and the screen looked like it was on fire! Anyway, just wanted to let you know!
 
In other news, there are so many books I am trying to get done it is ridiculous! And more are continually being released that I want! Anyway, thanks for reading this and keep checking back for more reviews!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Book Review 32: Accidentally Married by Victorine E. Lieske

This book was really cute! It was a short, quick read that captured my attention from the start. Usually I read three or four books (or more) at a time and just cycle through them as I get bored with one and move to the next, however with this book, that didn't happen...
The story starts quick, and gets right into the main plot. It usually takes me while to get through contemporary books, but I read this one in a total of, well, okay, a week, but that was with school, and chores and everything so...yeah, I finished this book pretty quick. This is a rom-com, so, go into sort of thinking about your fav romantic comedy movie (ex. How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, 27 Dresses, Sweet Home Alabama, etc.). However, it isn't exactly like any of those, it is basically a mixture of every one of them. Accidentally Married will set any girl's standards for their guy, way high! It didn't drag on, and spend too much time on one subject. I would have liked, however, if there was more background on the characters, and build up of the characters. There are some expected twists, and some that are not quite as expected. There is that crazy ex... And the hilarious, dysfunctional family experience, we all know and sort of love...
There isn't really any language in this books, and no explicit scenes. A, fairly family-friendly book. And I guarantee that you will want more of this story after you have finished Accidentally Married!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22513400-accidentally-married?ac=1
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Accidentally-Married-Victorine-E-Lieske-ebook/dp/B00KTV5HVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416192231&sr=8-1&keywords=accidentally+married
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/accidentally-married-victorine-e-lieske/1119695119?ean=9781499606331







Victorine E. Lieske

Victorine E. Lieske:

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4037505.Victorine_E_Lieske
Website: http://victorinelieske.com/

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book review 31: Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

This book was very emotional. My "feels" scale went from 0-100 then back again. It was a roller-coaster of feels! It is based off of the true story of Arn. It is somewhat gory, and violent, and there language, but take into consideration that this is based on a true story. The story takes place around 1980 in Cambodia. IT is Arn's story of survival during the genocide by the Khmer Rouge. I received this book from Epic Reads, from a giveaway they were hosting earlier this year, and even though it took me a while to finish it, there were so many questions I had about the story and I wanted to know more, once I did. Arn Chorn-Pond has done so much to release the hostages that were still held by the Khmer Rouge in the 1980's and 90's. And take care of those in need. He continues to visit his home and is in contact with those who survived the genocide. He created the Cambodian Living Arts Foundation and received funding for it in 1998. To learn more about it visit www.cambodianlivingarts.org.
I don't recommend this book to those who are under 15 (or 16), and to those who have a weak stomach. However it was a very enlightening, and informational read.

Arn Chorn-Pond: 

http://www.pbs.org/pov/thefluteplayer/
http://www.cambodianlivingarts.org/about-us/history/about-the-founder/

Patricia McCormick: 

Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/26250.Patricia_McCormick
Website: http://patriciamccormick.com/


Never Fall Down: Goodreads link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12924297-never-fall-down?from_search=true

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Book review 30! The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds was an amazing read! It reminded me of a X-Men esque story. But with all kids (or most) being put into basically concentration camps, but that parents and some of the other adults think that the kids are in reform schools. There is a lot a rebellion and of course rebel agencies. Ruby, our main protagonist doesn't know who to trust except for Suzume, Liam, and Chubs... They saved her life, can she repay the favor and protect them? From the government? From the bounty hunters? And from herself? You will have to read this book to find out. There isn't a lot of language in it, and most of it is located towards the end of the book. The second and third books have been released (Never Fade and In the After Light). There are also a couple novellas. This books will leave with a huge book hangover and you will the second one right away! I know I need it! I highly recommend this book. You know how much I loved The Hunger Games Trilogy? Well, The Darkest Minds just pushed T.H.G further down on my favorites list. Which will be a discussion post coming later (your favorites list? and mine...)                            

The Darkest Minds:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10576365-the-darkest-minds?from_search=true
Barnes and Noble purchase link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-darkest-minds-alexandra-bracken/1108621279?ean=9781423159322
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Minds-Novel/dp/1423159322/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415819277&sr=8-1&keywords=The+darkest+minds

Alexandra Bracken:
Goodreads bio: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2973783.Alexandra_Bracken
Website: http://www.alexandrabracken.com/

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Movie review 19: The Maze Runner

So, I can't say a lot about this movie since I haven't finished the book, and I saw it a couple weeks ago... But, apparently what I heard, was that it was really different from the book. There were a lot of changes made for the film adaptation. However, there isn't really any language in it, and the violence isn't gory (isn't a lot of violence, anyway)... It wasn't the nest movie I have seen this year, and it also wasn't horribly awful and unbearable to watch. A fairly family friendly movie. And the cast did a pretty good job portraying their characters as well. My sister read the book (all of them actually) and she came home pretty frustrated over the changes that they had made, especially some of the deaths that occurred, what the Grievers looked like, and so one. So anyway, there were a lot of changes made, so if you haven't seen this movie yet, I would wait for Netflix or however you get your movies, and then see it. I you are a fan of the books don't do into it thinking that it is going to be just like the book, or as close as the did with The Hunger Games movies, and Divergent, it isn't like the book, my sister said that the only things that were similar were the character names and the fact that it took place in the Maze, not sure about that since I haven't finished it yet, but what do you guys think? Did you like the movie? Was it what you were hoping for? Did they get enough of the book in there for you?

(<Movie Poster: Book Cover>)



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Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Review 29: Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth






This book was a great read! I loved seeing into Four's mind, where he started and what he went through up to where we meet him. Veronica Roth did a great job of telling his story. I completed this book in about four days total. So, I though I might break this review down to the smaller stories, the first of which is:
The Transfer:
I can't say a lot without giving details away, but I can tell you that it was a better intro to Tobias' life in Abnegation than I had expected. You see what more of what he went through with his father, and you see his thinking on leaving. It also introduces you to some of  the characters you know in Divergent, but before they were rough and tough and truly hated (ex. Eric, and Max). You also meet Zeke, Shauna, Marlene, Lauren, Tori, Uriah, and Amar. You also see how Four got his name...

The Initiate:
You see Four getting used to Dauntless, and you see small friendships form. You also see enemies arise, that threaten to destroy him. You see him rise to the top while others fall. And you see how he gains the determination to protect those he cares about, and the strength he needs to do it.

The Son:
In this story, you see Four, settling into his new apartment, and trying to fit in as much as possible. You meet someone you never expected. And he also gets a suspicion that sets him on his course...

The Traitor:
Four is now spying on the people that he is supposed to trust, the people meant to lead him, and the other Dauntless, some of whom he calls friends. You start to see just how far he is willing to go to get the truth and you see the beginning of Divergent. You also, see the start of his relationship with Tris...


There are also a few other short scenes, from his view including:
"First Jumper---Tris!"
"Careful, Tris."
"You Look Good, Tris."
All in Four's perspective.




The stories were amazing and I recommend them to anyone who love the Divergent Series. Seriously check this book out!

Thanks!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Book Review 28: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

This book was amazing! I said in my Goodreads review that it will most likely be considered a classic in years to come, along side The Hunger Games and the Divergent trilogy. Rick Yancey is a genius. Even though parts of this book were confusing, it was an amazing read. Cassie is the hero that I would want to be in her situation. Evan is the perfect guy, even with his quirks (a 8.5 out of 10 on my scale). I can't wait to get into The Infinite Sea. There isn't really language in it, although the f-bomb is dropped once, the rest is mild and rarely used. Cassie goes through normal teenager stuff (feelings, problems, etc.) all while surviving an alien apocalypse. And she starts to fall for someone she is not sure she can trust, all the while trying to keep a promise she made...
She is sarcastic, strong willed, weak, kind, understanding, and trusting, all while questioning everything and everyone. The characters in this book are all very relate-able, and you can connect to any of them. What they go through is extremely similar to what teens/young adults, kids, and even adults go through today, but in a alien apocalypse setting. I highly recommend this book, but you may want to get The Infinite Sea along with it!
Synopsis: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101128-the-5th-wave?ac=1
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-5th-Wave-Rick-Yancey/dp/0399162410/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414097529&sr=8-1&keywords=The+5th+wave
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-5th-wave-rick-yancey/1113594440?ean=9780399162411

The 5th Wave is also available as an ebook where ever you prefer to purchase them. 

Thank You! And I hope you enjoy The 5th Wave!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cover reveal for Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen

So here is the Synopsis for Hurricane Butterfly:

Twenty-year-old Sophie Blake, is trying her best to get her life back after a horrific dog attack ten months ago. However, this proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. With the help of her best friend Ben Slone, it seems as if she’s making progress, but the truth is that she can feel herself sinking deeper into a black hole…until a tall dark stranger comes knocking, looking for Ben.

Joshua Roxwell has been drowning his demons with Whiskey and woman in an attempt to deal with his guilt after the tragic death of his sister. When he finds an envelope addressed to Ben Slone, written by his sister before her death, he decides to track him down. Instead of resolving their differences, he meets the one girl who silences his demons…but redemption comes at a price.

This is a story of heartache, friendship and love, with a wicked twist…


BOOK INFO:

Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen
Publication date: December 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Author info:
MeChelle Vermeulen:
Author links:
Unfortunately there is no other author info at this time, however, as soon as I find something out, you will know too.

A huge thanks to Xpresso Reads for letting be part of this cover reveal!
Thanks!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Reviews 26 & 27: Endurance by Ann Aguirre and Hive & Heist by Janine A. Southard

Endurance by Anne Aguirre: This book is Thimble's and Stone's perspective right after Deuce and Fade go on the long walk. It shows how the enclave falls, and is destroyed. This is Thimble, Stone and Boy23's story of survival. It covers some of the hardships they had to face and the ways that they had to adapt. Even though I still need to finish the trilogy, this book was really well written (except for a few grammar errors here and there), and it is always great to see a different side of the story. I really like it and if you read it you will too. It is available, on GooglePlay, and possibly wherever you buy your e-books. So, here is the synopsis...

15362992When rebellion destroys the underground world in which Thimble and Stone have grown up, they take Stone’s son and try to escape the chaos. Along the way, they must evade the Freaks, beings who feed on human flesh. Leaving behind the roles of Builder and Breeder which they were assigned at birth, they wander the underground tunnels, looking for safety yet afraid to go “topside” where legend has it that the light and water will burn their skin from their bones.

Their journey takes them upward to an unimagined world of tinned food, comfortable furniture, and books. Away from their regimented society for the first time, and still facing imminent danger, Thimble and Stone acknowledge the forbidden attraction which both have denied for years.







-(e-book cover photo)



Hive & Heist  by Janine A. Southard: So this was one of the books I received for a book tour this past summer, and wasn't able to finish right away, and then I forgot. So, here it is now. Hive & Heist, the second book in The Hive Queen Saga, was really interesting. I loved the development of the characters, and the story picked up almost exactly where the first left off. There were things that I didn't expect in it, and I had to keep reading all the way to the end. I couldn't stop until it was done! And now, I want more, so, when the next book comes out, I will be one of the first to get it. If you don't know what I am talking about The book, Queen & Commander was book one, and I read it this past summer, I really enjoyed it and since I had received the second as well, I just continued to love the saga. They are available as e-books wherever you buy your e-books. If you have read them (1,2, or both) let me know what you thought, or if you plan on reading them here soon, then tell my what you think as you are reading them. Here is the synopsis: 



21566567
(e-book cover photo)
A space station caper! Here’s the sequel to the award-winning Queen & Commander.

Is it really stealing when you take back what’s yours?

Exhausted and broke, Rhiannon’s Hive limps into John Wayne Station on the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Safe at last, this stop-over is looking bright until the authorities steal their ship’s engine. The only solution: steal it back!

Between stage-handing a play (at the local brothel) and avoiding their law-enforcement roommate (a sentient robot), they grow into a real team. A real Dyfed-style Hive.

The law enforcement robot, meanwhile, is busy detecting a series of thefts and murders. She’s determined to use all her skills—programmed both before and after she clawed her way to sentience—to protect anyone else from getting hurt. Agents from a rival law enforcement group, however, bump into her investigation and create problems that she could really do without. She has a job to do, even if they’re determined to get in her way.

Hive & Heist has action, druidry, and a sentient robot. Oh, and some sheep.      



Thank You for reading my posts, and coming back for more!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Book Review 25: The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings

The Fear Trials is a short novella set before The Murder Complex takes place it is the training that Meadow receives from her father preparing her for the battle she will have to face later on. It shows how dark her world is and how the tragedy that has set in has affected her and her family. I loved this book just as much as The Murder Complex. It is available as an e-book almost anywhere. If you loved The Murder Complex, then you will most likely love The Fear Trials as well. Or maybe you are just getting into the trilogy and want to read all the books right when they come out, (I know that is what I do), than go ahead and get it! The Murder Complex available as a e-book. Anyway here is some more info on The Fear Trials:

20960464Synopsis: Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young's Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson's father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons' houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.




                                                                   (e-book cover)-




If you have read (or plan on reading) The Murder Complex or The Fear Trials let me know what you thought of it/them in the comments. Also, leave a review on Goodreads (links below),so Lindsay Cummings knows what you thought of it too. 

The Fear Trialshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20960464-the-fear-trials
The Murder Complex: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13576132-the-murder-complex
Thank You!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lorde's Yellow Flicker Beat for Mocking Jay Part 1

Lorde's songs Yellow Flicker Beat was released yesterday or today, and it is amazing and awesome! It makes me want to buy the album as soon as it comes out! Go check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S9HUNoI4k

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book Review 24: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

This is honestly one of the best books I have read all year (so far). I have been saying it is sort of like, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner. I was completely wrong! When I first started it those books are what I related The Murder Complex too, but after the first few chapters it began to take turn, for the better, Lindsay Cummings came up with a brand new extraordinary idea! I have had it for a month or so, and didn't have time to really sit a read it, so I was reading a chapter or two at a time, and last night while reading chapter 34, I realized that I had to finish it that night! I was up until three or four in the morning finishing it. There were so many twists in it! And usually I can guess what is going to happen, other than one, maybe two twists, I had no idea what was going to happen. I was "on the edge of my seat," but I was really sitting/lying in bed while reading this book. There is no cursing that is considered foul language today in it (for the majority of the book). There is violence, but what do you expect form a book titled The Murder Complex? I am reading the novella The Fear Trials also by Lindsay Cummings which is about Meadow  (the main protagonist) and her training! Anyway, I really loved this book, and I think that anyone who loves Y.A, dystopian, mystery, and action, will love this book. But don't take my word for it... go check it our for yourself!

-Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Complex-Lindsay-Cummings/dp/0062220004/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411503799&sr=1-1&keywords=the+murder+complex
-Barns and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-murder-complex-lindsay-cummings/1117005002?ean=9780062220004
-It is also available as an e-book wherever you get yours.
Also, the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13576132-the-murder-complex?ac=1

Now for some author links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5805483.Lindsay_Cummings
Twitter: @lindsaycwrites
Instagram: @authorlindsaycummings


Also, since it is Banned Books week, what banned book are you reading or re-reading? I am re-reading Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

                                                           Thanks Everyone!