Book Review: Scott Prussing’s Breathless

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Title: Breathless
Author: Scott Prussing
Published: March 27, 2011
Publisher: Scott Prussing Publishing
ASIN: B004U6WM7E
Format: Kindle edition
Series: The Blue Fire Saga
Acquisition: Free Download on Amazon

Purchase at: Amazon

Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she’d been bitten by a one-fanged vampire.
But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to consider all these and more. She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot-so why won’t he kiss her? And why is he always talking about vampires?
As Leesa draws closer to finding her brother, she faces some gut-wrenching decisions. Should she risk her mom’s life trying to “cure” her? Should she continue seeing Rave, after he reveals his dangerous secret? And most terrifying of all, should she make the ultimate sacrifice-give up her humanity-to save her brother?

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Wanting & Waiting: Let the Storms Break

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Wanting & Waiting: for all the upcoming releases I just need to have!

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Book Review: Melissa Jensen’s Falling In Love With English Boys

Click on the image for the book's Goodreads page. Published: December 23rd 2010  Publisher: Speak ISBN13: 9780142418512 Format: Paperback Edition Language: English Acquisition: Bought Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer-no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something-anything-to do in London while her (s)mother's off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her-and finds the similarities between their lives to be oddly close. But where Katherine has the whirls of the society, the parties and the gossip over who is engaged to who, Cat's only got some really excellent English chocolate. Then she meets William Percival-the uber-hot descendant of Katherine-and things start looking up . . .

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Title: Falling in Love with English Boys
Author: Melissa Jensen
Published: December 23, 2010
Publisher: Speak
ISBN13: 9780142418512
Format: Paperback
Series: N/A (But Cat appears in The Fine Art of Truth or Dare)
Acquisition: Bought
Purchase at: Amazon

Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer-no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something-anything-to do in London while her (s)mother’s off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her-and finds the similarities between their lives to be oddly close. But where Katherine has the whirls of the society, the parties and the gossip over who is engaged to who, Cat’s only got some really excellent English chocolate. Then she meets William Percival-the uber-hot descendant of Katherine-and things start looking up . . .

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Book Review: HogWild’s Baby, You’re as Sweet as 3.14159265

Click on the image for the book's Goodreads page. Published: October 6, 2012 Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ASIN: B009MROQAW Format: Ebook Edition Language: English Acquisition: Free copy from the author Synopsis:  Award-winning stand-up comedian HogWild has collected his best jokes, stories, and hysterical dating advice from his New York City stage show and his popular video series to create an enjoyable read that will leave you laughing.

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Title: Baby, You’re as Sweet as 3.14159265
Author: HogWild
Published: October 6, 2012
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ASIN: B009MROQAW
Format: ebook (pdf)
Series: N/A
Acquisition: FREE from the Author
Purchase at: Amazon

Award-winning stand-up comedian HogWild has collected his best jokes, stories, and hysterical dating advice from his New York City stage show and his popular video series to create an enjoyable read that will leave you laughing.

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Kindle Sale 06/19/13

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Building with Books: Building my dream house of books one book (or more) at a time~

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Book Review: Red Ridinghood Retellings

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I find it amusing that the composition of both covers are so similar. Being both retellings of the classic story, the stories have similarities as well. However, there are a lot of differences too.

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Book Review: C.J. Redwine’s Defiance

Published: September 1st 2012 Publisher: Balzar & Bray ISBN13: 9780062222787 Format: Paperback Edition Language: English Acquisition: Bought Synopsis: Rachel Adams has a secret. While the other girls in Baalboden sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan - the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to find him herself. But what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her. Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's daughter. Logan is determined to protect her but soon realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared. As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

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Title: Defiance
Author: C.J. Redwine
Published: September 1, 2012
Publisher: Balzar & Bray
ISBN13: 9780062222787
Format: Paperback
Series: Defiance
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

Rachel Adams has a secret. While the other girls in Baalboden sew dresses and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city’s brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan – the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to find him herself. But what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s daughter. Logan is determined to protect her but soon realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

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Book Review: Jennifer E. Smith’s This Is What Happy Looks Like

Click on the image to go the book's goodreads page. Published April 2nd 2013 Publisher: Poppy ISBN13: 9780316212823 Format: Harcover Edition Language: English Acquisition: Bought Synopsis: When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.  Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

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favoriteTitle: This Is What Happy Looks Like
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN13: 9780316212823
Format: Hardcover
Series: N/A
Acquisition: Bought
Purchase at: Amazon

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

If you are looking for light and fluffy reads, then this is the book for you. This book has a perfect blend of comedy, romance, and just a little conflict to bring out the characters’ personalities.

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Book Review: Shannon Messenger’s Let The Sky Fall

Click the image to see on Goodreads Published: March 5th 2013  Publisher: Simon Pulse ISBN13: 9781442450417 Format: Hardcover Edition Language: English Acquisition: Bought Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

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favoriteTitle: Let The Sky Fall
Author: Shannon Messenger
Published: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN13: 9781442450417
Format: Hardcover
Series: Sky Fall
Acquisition: Bought
Purchase at: Amazon

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.
Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian – Vane’s guardian – and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim – the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them – but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

BROKEN BY THEIR PASTS. DIVIDED BY THEIR FUTURES. BOUND BY LOVE.

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