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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop


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Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer & The Diary of a Bookworm!

For my giveaway, I am offering 2 books from the Dark Elite series by Chloe Neill: Firespell and Hexbound! It's not a choice, winner will get both books!

New Girl. New School. Old Evil. Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...


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Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia's School for Girls, but she's already learned that magic can be your best friend-or your worst enemy. That's why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities while fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago's nastiest nightlife-including the tainted magic users known as Reapers...


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Spotlight Post: Emerald Talisman Audiobook by Brenda Pandos


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Hey hey, I have an awesome post for y'all today! Today we are going to discuss one of my favorite books The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos. This is one of the first few books i came across in my early days of discovering indie books. I instantly loved it after the first chapter! I'd have to say that my favorite part of the book is the beautiful atmosphere and setting.

Links
Talisman Series
Book 1: The Emerald Talisman
Book 2: The Sapphire Talisman
Book 3: The Onyx Talisman
Audiobook
The Emerald Talisman
Well i am happy to announce that this book is now available on Audiobook!!!! This is huge! One of my favorite things to do is to listen to the book and follow along on either kindle or in a real book! Most indie books, which is what i read most of, don't have audiobooks, so this is uber awesome! To make it even better, the Kindle book is FREE. I totally recommend picking up both and having a great and trilling reading experience!

So, i know you are wondering what the audiobook sounds like... well i have a longish sample for you posted by the author. Check it out here! I have already gotten this book and let me tell you that it's amazing! The narrator, Mary Morgan has a great voice and great alternate voices! Take a listen and let me know what you think.Also, the author is having a $100 giveaway... WHOA right?

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Friday Freebies


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Welcome to my freebies post! In this post, I will be listing a bunch of Kindle Ebook freebies! Before the freebies though, a lot of people ask me "Why Kindle?" Well initially, I was torn whether I wanted to be with "Nook" or "Kindle", but in the end I chose Kindle for a few reason: (1) better hardware(9.8in HD) (2) More features in the reading software(xray for books) (3) Personal Docs in the Kindle cloud (you can email books you already own to your kindle) (4) Movies, TV and other things besides just reading. Not too mention, I noticed that has soooo many indie books and those are my fave! I think kindle just has a better selection and more promotional prices (sales).

 Ok, so now the freebies:


Over a thousand years ago, the gods left Eloh's people and took their magic with them. To win back their favor, her people sacrifice ten female initiates every ten years. No has ever survived. There has never been a Chosen One. Forced into becoming an initiate, Eloh will try to find a way to beat the odds, stay with her boyfriend, and survive the fires that threaten to consume her. But will her lack of faith in the gods and her disbelief in their magic doom her to a painful death?
Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny. Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday - when her master’s symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel's help. Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?
When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.
Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn’t see coming.
Lora wants nothing more than to be the wind behind sexy windsurfer Chance's sails. But fulfilling that wish just became...complicated. After seventeen years of normal life, someone wants Lora and her family dead. And the attempted massacre isn't nearly as strange as the reason behind it.
Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start. Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it’s only a ploy to draw her out; she can’t let someone die because of her.
In Peachville, even the cheerleaders have a dark side... Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret. Beautiful Demons is a fast-paced YA novel with magic, mystery, and a touch of romance. This series will appeal to fans of Pretty Little Liars, Hex Hall, and The Vampire Diaries.
Do you know of a freebie? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for reading and sharing!

Review: Ally by Jessica Taylor


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Description: Ally is a girl with a magical secret. On Homecoming night, she finds herself in a situation where she is between life and death. Can her special gifts save her?
Well I gotta say, I dont necesarily love this book. The book had an ok storyline and the characters were ok. But let's get more detailed:

The Good: Well, one good thing i picked up on was the awesome friendship. I really liked Ally and Courtney's relationship. It's a sweet friendship. Another thing i like was the fact that it took place in AZ (the most beautiful place ever) although the writing doesn't really meet any of my five senses. I like that its short, but i think there seems to be too much put in it for it being so small. There seems too much structure writing and not enough descriptive writing. It was very matter of factly. I do love the cover though!

Series Info
The Dream Series
Book 1: Ally
Book 2: Unknown
The Not So Good: Unfortunately, I have found a bunch. I actually feel bad because i really try to find the good in every book, but these issues are sort of important to me. (1)I think Ally was cruel to Ryan. Without giving away the story, i think she was rather winchy! (2) I dont like how Ally needs to get "new teeth, hair and clothes" to get friends. And i dont like that she became a snob when she was starting to become popular. I think rude, snobby winches causes problems for everyone...like in this story.
Overall, I give Ally 2/5 stars! There are some good things in this book but altogether I'm just not sure they are enough. I'd recommend this book to an older reader that just wants a short (about 30 pages) book to preoccupy themselves but I wouldn't however recommend it for a very young reader or a reader who wants a very immersive story. I'll probably read book 2 because i'd like to see if she grows up.

Fang, Fur & Fey Giveaway Hop


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A new guy in town. Rumors of vampires. 
 Dangerous first love. 

This is where it all begins. . . . The mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood empty for years. But one day it seems to be occupied, and its mysterious, handsome inhabitant Alexander Sterling becomes the source of much talk around town. Raven, a vampire-obsessed Goth-girl who has always considered herself an outsider in "Dullsville," is determined to uncover the truth surrounding the secretive Alexander. As she gets to know him, and their spark intensifies, Raven finds herself in some unanticipated situations. Can Alexander make her lifelong dream come true? But love always has its complications--especially when it can only be awakened at nightfall. The first three books in Ellen Schreiber's bestselling Vampire Kisses series capture the thrill of a most unusual romance.

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