October is Over~ (Tours, Read-a-thon, Book Buys + Kindle Sale, and October Winner)

Oh where oh where did my October go~ Oh where oh where~

Time flew by so fast. How did that happen? The last two weeks of my October had been quite unproductive in terms of reading and blogging. I had so many empty days~ BUT, but there is a reason for that. I think.

I have 8 blog tours to take care of in November, mostly because they needed more bloggers and I’m Abnegation and I couldn’t say no. Oh, and I’m hosting one because I love the author – Mara by Veronica Bane. Please do join that one if you have the time. Pretty please with cherries on top? I still need a couple more bloggers, and I promise it’s a book that I personally recommend and it’s short too so it will only take a short piece of your time.

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Also, I’ve been busy with a read-a-thon that I will be co-hosting with Books Keep Me Sane. You’ll see a lot of sign up posts from me throughout the month of November. Please don’t hate me. And please join. we have so many awesome sponsors and prizes~

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I didn’t buy a lot of books this month for a lot of reasons (mainly lack of space and funds), but I got these:

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On Kindle, these were on sale when I purchased them. Not sure how long the sale lasts so maybe you can check that out (I linked them to Amazon):

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Also, I got addicted to listening to music and watching random videos online. Teehee~ But overall, I think I accomplished enough in October. I was able to write a couple of reviews and other posts. I also read some awesome books. I also was able to check out a couple of blogs too so that was really great.

Lastly, the winner for October’s Giveaway is:

That’s all~ Thanks to everyone who was with me throughout October and I hope to see y’all in November.

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ARC Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

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favoriteTitle: Countdown
Author: Michelle Rowen
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: N/A
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley

Purchase at: Amazon

3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 
2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. 
Kira Jordan survived her family’s murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 
1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. 
Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira’s psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan’s secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira’s only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can’t escape. 
GAME OVER

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[Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY] Book Review: Endless by Amanda Gray

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Title: ENDLESS
Publication date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9883409-5-4
ISBN eBook: 978-1-939765-76-5
Author: Amanda Gray

Purchase at:  Amazon

Acquisition: Chapter by Chapter / Month9Books

IN A RACE AGAINST TIME, HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE YOU LOVE SAFE?
Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumbles on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought.
Like a past life.
Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to acknowledge that he has traveled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against the clock — and the Order — the trio discovers a link that joins them in life — and beyond death.

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Book Review: Winter Queen by Amber Argyle

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Title: Winter Queen
Author: Amber Argyle
Published: June 19, 2013
Publisher: Starling Books
ISBN13: 9780985739423
Format: Paperback
Series: Fairy Queens #1
Acquisition: Won from a read-a-thon

Purchase at: Amazon

Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning. Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family. Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by the one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation. With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power-forever.

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Book Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

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favoriteTitle: Boy Meets Boy
Author: David Levithan
Publication Date: September 9, 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Series: N/A
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley

Purchase at: Amazon

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. 
When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.
This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

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ARC Review: Streaks of Blue by Jack Chaucer

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Title: Streaks of Blue
Author: Jack Chaucer
Publication Date: September 27, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace
Series: N/A
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley

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Adam Upton and Thomas “Lee” Harvey are plotting the next big school massacre at their New Hampshire high school. Nicole Janicek, who knew Adam in elementary school, tries to reconnect with the damaged teen at the start of their senior year. 
But will Nicole’s attempt to befriend the would-be killer disrupt the plot and turn Adam’s life around before the clock strikes 12:14?

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[Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY] Book Review: Sisters in Bloom by Melissa Foster

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Warning: This is a second book in a series. It may contain spoilers on the previous book. You can find my review on the first book, Sisters in Love, here. And you may skip to the OVERALL and rating part to know how much I liked this book without reading about the story so much.

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Title: Sisters in Bloom
Author: Melissa Foster
Date of Publication: October 9, 2013
Series: The Snow Sisters #2

Purchase at:  Amazon ll Barnes and Noble ll Kobo

Acquisition: Tasty Book Tours

Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now her burgeoning baby bump, hormone-infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister, Danica, glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie’s insecurities rise to the forefront—and her relationship with fiancé Chaz Crew is caught in the crossfire.
Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted: a lovely fiancée, a baby on the way, and soon, the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he’s called away to woo the festival’s largest sponsor—and the lover he’s never admitted to having—secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.
With her baby shower around the corner and her fiancé’s big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together—and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds—and their hearts.
SISTERS IN BLOOM is a testament to the bond of sisters, the strength of women, and the pains and delights that accompany motherhood. A book for every mother, sister, and daughter, SISTERS IN BLOOM will resonate with readers who love to explore family dramas.

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