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:


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*

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: 


Patricia McCormick: 

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

Never Fall Down: Goodreads link:


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>)