Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Rough Waters by Nikki Godwin

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*FANGIRL SQUEALS* MORE AJ!!! I mean more Drenaline Surf! 😛 We finally have a cover for the sequel to Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin. It’s my favorite out of all of her books so I’m really really really excited for this one. And it comes out next month so yay! The cover matches the new cover of the series and it’s really really pretty. I actually saw it days ago, and I immediately wanted to share it, but that goes against the rules of a cover reveal. Haha!

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Title: Rough Waters

Author: Nikki Godwin

Release date: April 27th, 2014

Genre: New Adult

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Synopsis:

Haley’s future has been waiting on the west coast for the past year, but she isn’t the only new face in Crescent Cove this summer. When Colby Taylor’s parents locate him and interrupt his surf competition, the surf star spirals out of control, dragging Drenaline Surf’s reputation through the mud and into the ground with him.

With Colby’s secrets plastered across surf magazines and tabloid headlines, Haley takes on the job of playing damage control for Drenaline Surf – which isn’t easy when Colby breaks everything he touches, Topher breaks the law, and Miles breaks his leg.
Instead of chasing dreams of forever, Haley spends her summer chasing the unraveling careers of the hottest new faces in the surf world, and she’s about to learn what happens when forever doesn’t last.

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About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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#OthelloBlogTour : Excerpt &Giveaway

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Title: Othello (Shakespeare for Everyone Else #2)
Author: C.E. Wilson
Date of Publication: December 23, 2013

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Acquisition: Oops! I Read Again Tours

Shakespeare’s work features some of the most memorable stories and characters ever created, yet for too many curious readers the combination of ultra-dense dialogue and unfamiliar historical settings make tackling the Bard’s work something between a tedious chore and a confusing mess of bird-bolts and quondam carpet-mongers.
While it’s nearly impossible to replicate or improve on these works, it is (thanks to their timeless nature) possible to make them more accessible to a wider audience.
In this Young Adult retelling of one of William Shakespeare’s most memorable plays, join C.E. Wilson as she breathes new life into Othello, the second book in her series Shakespeare for Everyone Else.
When Archer decides that he’s had enough of Orion and Devony running what he thought was going to be his school he takes desperate measures to ruin everything. Through lies and betrayal, deceit and deception, Archer will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and he doesn’t care whose lives he has to destroy in the process.
Can anyone stop one of William Shakespeare’s most villainous characters in this YA retelling of the epic tragedy of Othello?

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Book Blitz + Giveaway: Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin

Who loves Nikki Godwin? I DO! Who was super excited for the release of Falling From the Sky? MEEEEE! I actually read this book already, and even gave away a copy. But of course I had to keep on sharing this book because I love it that much. Oh, you can see my review here. But read on below for an excerpt from the book, and of course the giveaway!

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by Nikki Godwin
Release Date: 02/21/14

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All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.
Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes him up on it. Still, Ridge can’t decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he knows is that he hasn’t felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well – for Micah.

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He reaches an arm out from under the towel and grasps my forearm. He pulls me closer to him, and everything in my brain says to fight him off, but my body screams out for him to just hold me close to him and not let me go. His other hand brushes over my bare shoulder, and I glance toward the sky to avoid eye contact with him. I see the towel fall from his shoulder out of the corner of my eye, and I know he’s inches away from pulling his bare chest against mine.

In this second of almost touching, I realize that falling for Micah – or any guy for that matter – will be a thousand times worse than falling from the sky. I have a girlfriend, and never in my life have I been attracted to a guy. At least not before now. No one has ever gotten to me like Micah does. His hands run along my arms, and I take the chicken way out.

“Will you jump with me?” I spit the words out quicker than I process them in my head.

Micah pulls back and inhales deeply. He’s not smiling with excitement or dragging me to the top of the bridge. He just stares at me with those sad puppy dog eyes filled with disappointment. He almost had me, and he knows it. That’s the point of a toxic green elephant – everyone sees it, but no one talks about it. However, he’s not talking at all, and the hurt in his eyes actually hurts me in return.

I look back to the bridge so if those brown eyes of his start pouring, I won’t see the raindrops. His hands leave my arms, and he steps beside me. He’s in my peripherals, but I don’t dare turn my head. It looks like he’s staring at the bridge, which means he’s either debating jumping with me or he’s refusing to look at me for the same reasons I won’t look at him.

“You sure you’re brave enough?” he asks.

I nod, even if he isn’t looking. “Yeah. As long as I don’t have to jump alone,” I say.

“If you jump, I jump,” he replies.

I really wish this hadn’t made me laugh. “Did you like Titanic?”

He laughs too, and I feel a world better. “I admit, I did…except for when Jack died. I mean, I get that it kind of made the movie, but I prefer happy endings.”

Hopefully this falling from the sky experience will have a happy ending for me, as in not smashing my head against a rock or drowning or being eaten by an alligator. Now is a good time to let my “what if” scenarios play out, and it’s an even better time to talk myself out of this.

I look over at Micah to suggest my many wild reasons on why I shouldn’t jump, but he’s smiling. Damn it. Why does he have to smile and actually want to jump off a bridge?

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About the Author:

nikki godwin

Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can’t live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she’s not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She is slightly obsessed with rock stars and surfers. She no longer hides her love for One Direction.
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2 ebook copies of Falling from the Sky (INT)

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Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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[Blog Tour Excerpt + Giveaway] Unite by Jamie Cambell

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Title: Unite (Project Integrate #1)
Author: Jamie Campbell
Date of Publication: December 3, 2013

Purchase links: Amazon | Smashwords

Acquisition: Oops! I Read Again Tours

United They Stand.
Seventeen years ago an entire generation of aliens were sent to Earth in order to save their home planet and integrate into the human population. Now, those aliens are being hunted.
Amery Jones is your typical teenager, except for the fact she is an alien and a member of the government’s secret Project Integrate.
When Amery’s best friend Lola is kidnapped in order to get to her, there is only one person that can help – the exceedingly annoying and charming Lochie Mercury.
Together, Amery and Lochie must put aside their differences and attraction in order to rescue Lola before it’s too late.

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Fall for February (+ Giveaway)

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It’s the love month! Yes, I’m cliche and working with the month’s theme. Whatever. I love love. It brings all kinds of emotions. It comes in different forms. It’s just wonderful. I’m a hopeless romantic. I’m not with anyone at the moment though so I’ll most likely spend February 14 with book boyfriends. Maybe some of you will too. At least we can have as many as we want. 😛

What to expect from me this month? Well, if it isn’t obvious enough, a lot of romance books. So you’ll see mostly contemporary romances. There will be a couple of fantasy, paranormal, etc. etc., but mostly just contemporary. Romantic comedies are my guilty pleasure after all. I don’t really have a solid plan on what books to read and review this month so we’ll just see how it goes. I must confess though that I overbooked this month and signed up for a LOT of tours, promo posts, blog hops, etc. so I might be posting a lot for the next couple of days.

P.S. Feel free to join my monthly motifs and link me up if you do. I don’t really know if people are interested, but I’m putting it out there. xoxo

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Kindle ebooks of THE AVERY SHAW EXPERIMENT and V IS FOR VIRGIN by Kelly Oram

I just love Kelly Oram’s young adult contemporary romances. This giveaway is only until Feb. 15 though!

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[Blog Tour Excerpt + Giveaway] #MerchGirl by @Rebecca_Writes

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Title: Merch Girl
Author: Rebecca Lewis
Date of Publication: May 1, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance; music

Purchase links: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords | Kobo | iBooks

Acquisition: Oops! I Read Again Tours

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.
When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.
The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride…

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Journeys January (+ Giveaway)

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It’s a new year. It can mean a lot of things to different people, but to me, it feels like a new start. A lot of things to look forward to and plan for. A lot of things to want or expect. It’s important to look back and look ahead. But I think what’s important also is to live now. And I think that’s something we learn from books, people, life, etc. So I’m pretty excited about what 2014 may bring. I don’t really have definite plans, except to get back in a university to start studying again. Apart from that, I’ll take it day by day.

This month, I will be featuring a couple of books where the characters set out on their own journeys. These books are mostly talking about literal journeys, unlike the ones we normally take in life. But it shows a lot of things about life while highlighting a lot of different places. I’ve already read most of them, and they all want me to just get out and go see the world. But not today. Hopefully in the future. So without further ado:

Books to Read/Review:

what the heart wants the moth in the mirror the coveted amy & roger's epic detour golden

in honor an abundance of katherines Paper Towns Second Hearts Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir

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  1. What the Heart Wants by Staci Hart
  2. The Moth in the Mirror by A.G. Howard
  3. The Coveted by Laura Thalassa
  4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  5. Golden by Jessi Kirby
  6. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
  7. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  8. Paper Towns by John Green
  9. Second Hearts by G.J. Walker-Smith
  10. Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir by Eliza Watson

Blog Tours (they also fit in well with this month’s theme amazingly)

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  1. Merch Girl by Rebecca Lewis
  2. Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin
  3. I Dream of Zombies by Charlotte Gerber

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Kindle ebook of Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin

This is a beautiful book I really love, and this giveaway is my means of supporting the author as well~

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#DreamyDecDays RaT Day 7: Author Feature, GIVEAWAY, Updates, Daily Challenge

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It’s the last day of Dreamy December Days. Wow. We did it. Congratulations to everyone who met their goals or simply read a lot or even anyone who just participated. You’re all awesome! Hopefully we’ll be able to announce winners on Sunday, Dec. 8 so watch out for those? I’ll be sending out emails (if I manage to find your emails on your blogs. Haha!)

Just a little reminder: Farzy @ Books Keep Me Sane will be hosting a Twitter Chat today, Saturday, at 2am (EST). It will run for 3 hours. That’s on Saturday at 3pm in our country. Here’s a good Time Zone Converter to help you. Look for #DreamyDecDays on Twitter and Farzy’s twitter handle: @musicmae12. I will also be holding another one on the same day, Saturday, at 9pm(EST). My twitter handle: @fslovesbooks. That’s the last activity for the read-a-thon and will only run for 2 hours because sadly I have to go out, but I do hope to see a lot of you there! We’ll give away prizes then too~ 😀

DON’T FORGET to Complete the Checklist for more prizes! 😀 Late posts are welcome~ 😛

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#DreamyDecDays RaT Day 6: Author Feature, GIVEAWAY, Updates, Daily Challenge

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It’s Day 6! Wow. Time flies~ I can’t believe we’re almost over.

Just a little reminder: Farzy @ Books Keep Me Sane will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Saturday, at 2am (EST). It will run for 3 hours. That’s on Saturday at 3pm in our country. Here’s a good Time Zone Converter to help you. Look for #DreamyDecDays on Twitter and Farzy’s twitter handle: @musicmae12. I will also be holding another one on the same day, Saturday, at 9pm(EST). My twitter handle: @fslovesbooks. That’s the last activity for the read-a-thon, and I hope to see a lot of you there! We’ll give away prizes then too~ 😀

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