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Cover Reveal: Defy by Raine Thomas


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Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death. Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life. Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his. As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate.
Wow!!! , its beautiful, don't you think? I love the blue eyes and peacock feathers! Also the synopsis sounds great! I happen to know that Raine Thomas is a great writer, so ln sure this book and new serious will be awesome! Can't wait to read it!

First Line Friday


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Title: Parallel
Series: Travelers Series, Book #1
Author: Claudia Lefeve

First Line

" Like any orphan, I wished that someday my real family would come for me."




First Line Friday: This is a weekly event that spotlights those amazing first lines in book! The first line (and first chapter) sets the foundation for the book and influences first inpressions! These are my first lines, you be the judge! Brought to you by Katie's Book Blog

Destined by Jessie Harrell


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Title: Destined
Series: None
Author: Jessie Harrell
Theme: Greek Mythology, Romance
Rating: 5 Stars

Description

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.
As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

What I Thought

Amazing!! This is the first ever book I've read about Greek mythology! I've seen other books around like The Goddess Test, but I think Mythology in general never really interested me. My Kindle recommended this book to me because of all the other Indie Books i'd been buying at that time. I just bought it without even reading the synopsis...then i just started reading! After about 2 pages, I figured out the theme real quick, but i didn't shy away and I'm so glad i didn't!

This book was actually beyond amazing! It really blew me away especially considering my lack of passion for the subject matter. The story really struck a cord with my emotions! At times, i was sad, happy amused, dewildered, annoyed and even jealous! The characters that you are supposed to hate, I hated and the ones you are supposed to love, I loved them! The character's overall are were great and well developed. The one thing I really learned in this book is to never under estimate a scorn woman's wrath! HEHE... You should really read it!

Favorite Scene

Pysche's first moments exploring her new home!

Favorite Quote

"Good Heavens, Psyche! How'd a pigeon get in here?" - What can i say...it was funny! lol!


More about the Author: By day, I'm an appellate lawyer. By night, I'm a wife, mother of two, and author/lover of all things Greek mythology. I'm a native Floridian, frustrated world traveler, unrepentant dreamer, lover of acoustic music and not-so-closet geek. Destined, being released November 17, 2011, is my first novel. Stay tuned for Beneath the Surface, co-written with the amazing Nikki Katz. Read more about Jessie Harrell.

WWW Wednesday


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What are you currently reading?


Title: Punished
Series: The Arelia LaRue Series, Book #2
Author: Kira Saito

Descrpition

  Punished is the follow-up novel to Bound and is the second book in the Arelia LaRue Series! Down in New Orleans, Arelia Larue’s once ordinary life has quickly transformed into something truly extraordinary. As her ability to communicate and work with Les Mysteries (spirits) grows, so does her attraction for Darkwood’s secretive owner Lucus LaPlante. However, Arelia soon discovers that Darkwood’s shiny and seemingly extravagant exterior holds secrets that may put her very soul at risk. In the intoxicating world of New Orleans voodoo/hoodoo, expect the unexpected.

What did you recently finish reading?


Title: The Awakening
Series: The Watchers Trilogy, Book #1
Author: Karice Bolton

Description

     Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
     On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
     Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
     It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds.

What do you think you’ll read next?


Title: Ascent
Series: Ascent Series, Book #1
Author: Amy Kinzer

Description:

For three teens going back to the past is the only way to save the future.
     After years of recession a new political party is ascending to power. To control the United States they must offer leaders people will vote for. The Party has chosen a select group of teens to attend the Institute for Youth Development (IYD) for training to become the nation’s next leaders. But no one has a perfect past and in a world where every moment is captured on film it has become increasingly difficult to find future politicians. Everyone has something from their past they wish they could change.
     Matt wants to go back and change the night he drove drunk and ended the life of his girlfriend and best friend; Farrah-Kate, the daughter of America’s most tragic actress, wants to save her movie star mother; and Rick is ordered to go back and change the night he hacked the governments computers.
     Marvin Winn, a casino billionaire and Party founder has funded a device that will take the chosen back in time to alter their past. But not everyone is attending the Institute because they want to join The Party. And while everyone returns to their past, one person will choose not to come back, putting everything The Party seeks to achieve at risk.





WWW Wednesday:
To play along, just answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? & What do you think you’ll read next? Brought to you by Should Be Reading.

Indie Month Bookie Awards


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Whoo HOOO Look what I have!! The results to the Indie Author Month Book Awards!!! Ok, so here goes!!


Best Cover in a Indie Book

The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton




Best New Indie Author 

Jessie Harrell 



Best YA Indie Series
Signifcance Series by Shelly Crane 


Best Overall YA Indie Author
Fisher Amelie 



Best Female Lead in an YA Indie
Sophie from Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine 



Best Male Lead in an YA Indie
Callum from Callum and Harper by Fisher Amelie 



Best Supporting Character in a YA Indie
Patrick from Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams 


Best YA Indie in a Sub Category
Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine for Comtempory
Bridger by Megan Curd for Romance
Ethereal by Addison Moore for Paranormal
Coexist by Julia Crane for Mystery
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn for Dystopia
Zombies Don't Cry by Rusty Fischer for Horror 

Congrats to all these AWESOME BOOKS!! I wish i had a trophy to give these authors! I really really recommend all these books though!!!  :D  Check them out today!

Nook LendMe Offer


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Hey guys, heres my latest list available for borrowing through Nook LendMe. If you'd like to borrow a book, just leave a comment below with the address you use for nook, and i'll send it to you asap!

Just a reminder: B&N only allows each book to be borrowed once and only for 2 weeks. So if you see someone else requesting a book you want, its probably already taken...  :( sorry in advance! If 2 weeks isnt long enough, read as much as you can, then maybe consider buying it to finish, if you really enjoyed it! Thanks.

Also, im not really asking for a LendMe trade (although youre welcome to post what you have in the comments), I would prefer bloggers/reviewers to get the books. I love all of these books and would like as many people as possible to know about/read them! :) Thanks for helping!

THE LIST:
Awakening by Karice Bolton
After Eden by Katherine Pine
Bridger by Megan Curd
Bitteroot Crossing by Tess Oliver
Camille by Tess Oliver
Destined by Jessie Harrell
Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos
Glamour by Penelope Fletcher
Larkstorm by Dawn Rae Miller
Lovely by Allison Liddelle
Parallel by Claudia Lefeve
PineLight by Jillian Perry
Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles
Zombies Dont Cry by Rusty Fischer

Thanks for looking! ;p

2012 A to Z Indie Reading Challenge


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Hey guys! I saw a blog post with the most perfect reading challenge! Its here: A to Z Reading Challenge 2012.
I initially wanted to join that challenge but i wanted it to be Indie Theme. I had a reading challenge for my readers through out Indie month, But i wanted to do one for myself now! :D

So the rules i set for myself is as follows:

  • I must read enough books to Fill out the A to Z list
  • Author, Title, or Character Name can be added to the list
  • Only Indie Books Read Jan to Dec 2012 count
Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

Winners!!


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CHECK out the prize list!! We are still waiting for a few people to vote in the Book Awards. We have a few ties thats needs to be broken!! Click Here to Vote

$10 Gift Card to Amazon! *** Nicola T ***

Signed Copy of Remembrance by Michelle Madow. *** SpadesHigh Reads ***

Destined by Jessie Harrell - Paperback Copy to a US resident or an e-copy to an International winner! ***Tess Watson ***

Signed copy of Exiled by RaShelle Workman. *** SpadesHigh Reads  ***

(2) Ecopy of Foreshadow by Brea Essex *** Cayce & Tess Watson ***

(3) Ebook Set of the Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis *** Tess Watson & Nicola T & Cayce***

(3) ECopy of Parallel by Claudia Lefeve *** Nicola T
 &  Tess Watson & Rose Hairston ***

ECopies of Silver Moon & Black Moon by Rebecca Rogers *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of Under The Stars by Rebecca Rogers *** Kristina Parmenter ***

ECopy of The Willows: Haven by Hope Collier *** Tess Watson ***

The Willows: Haven Bookmark *** Tess Watson ***

Ebook set of Dirty Blood/Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand *** Cayce ***

ECopy of Dont Fear the Reaper by Michelle Muto *** Nicola T ***

Ecopy of Anomaly by K.C. King *** Nicola O'Sullivan ***

Ecopy of Beckoning Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of Beloved Purgatory by Katherine Pine *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of Eden OR Fall of Angels Trilogy by Keary Taylor *** Rapunzel ***

ECopy of Pride's Run by Cat Kalen *** Devon Ashley ***

Ecopy of Sleepers by Megg Jensen *** Tess Watson ***

ECopy of Guardian of Souls by Amy Maurer Jones *** Kristina ***

Physical Copy of Guardian of Souls by Amy Maurer Jones *** Tess Watson ***

Physical Copy of Meeting Destiny by Nancy Straight *** SpadesHigh Reads ***

ECopy of Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn *** Ashley Siegle ***

Physical Copy of Vamplayers by Rusty Fischer *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of Punished by Kira Saito *** Marie Landry ***

Signed copy of The Deepest Cut J.A. Templeton *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of The Haunted by J.A. Templeton *** Cayce ***

Signed copy of Becoming by Raine Thomas *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of Becoming Trilogy by Raine Thomas *** Nicola T ***

Signed Copy of Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke *** Marie Landry  ***

Signed Copy of Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell *** Anne Muller ***

Sign copy of Exiled by RaShelle Workman *** alwaysyaatheart ***

Signed Copy of The Scarlet Stone by T.L. Clarke *** Tess Watson ***

Ecopy of A Diamond in my Heart by Lorena Angell *** Catherine Lee ***

Sarah Billington book pack! 1x MG novel Life was cool until you got popular 1x YA short Life was easier when boys were stupid 1x comedy short The Death & Life of Rocky the Crab 1x New Adult short The   Ballerina & My Best Friend *** Cean Lim ***

(2) Ebook of Felinian by M Clifford *** Temara & Catherine Lee  ***

Paperback of Felinian by M Clifford *** Nicola T ***

Ebook copy of Knave by Harper Jayne *** Jeanne ***

Ecopy of Enchantment by Charlotte Abel *** Patricia L Beaudin ***

Ecopy of Hope's Daughter by Melanie Cusick-Jones *** SpadesHigh Reads ***

(2) Ebook copy of Illumine by Alivia Anders *** Cayce & Jaime Lynn Lester***

(5) Signed bookmarks by Alivia Anders *** Tess Watson & Brandi Kosiner & Donna Lawrence & Cayce & Mare Sperry ***

CONGRATS everyone!!!!!! If you won an Ebook or Gift card, send me an email to tell me what format (nook, kindle, etc), and what email you use for that service & the book/card will be gifted to you. For Bookmarks and Physical books, send me your address where it should be sent! :D My email is MargaretSkipper007  at gmail.com.