Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Always Remember (Memories #2) by Emma Hart!

 Cover Reveal: Always Remember (Memories #2) by Emma Hart!

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Tittle: Always Remember
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: May 13th 2013
Previous Books: Never Forget (Book 1)
                         Holding On (Book 1.5)


How long does it take for a long-distance relationship to break down? Sixteen months.
When Jen and Carl put their relationship to rest after Christmas, Jen’s biggest problem is going back to London ten days earlier than planned – and her ever-present attraction to Samuel ‘Bing’ Edwards.

Bing has no idea why Jen left Devon so fast. All he knows is that he wants her as much as he did the first day he laid eyes on her – so spending time with her while Lexy is still in Devon isn’t exactly a hardship for him. When he finds out she’s single, the only thing on his mind is finishing what they started at his dad’s fiftieth birthday party.

Feelings that have been a long time building between the two explode, and they both find themselves sucked into an easy yet passionate relationship, with Bing determined to prove to Jen that she’s it for him. 

That she is The One.

But in a city like London, the odds are stacked against them, and there’s always that one person ready to stir things up… And Jen doesn’t know how much of that she can take – even for the guy she loves more deeply than she ever imagined, and eventually she breaks.
Bing isn’t down with that. He wants Jen, and he wants her by his side for good.
Jennifer Mason must learn that Samuel Edwards doesn’t do giving up. 

Especially not when his forever girl is involved. 



He chuckles low, and I suppress the shiver that’s threatening to run through my body. His hand closes around mine, and he pries the hairspray from my grip. His fingers slip between mine, his palm hot. My eyes flick to our hands and how dainty mine looks encompassed in his.

His other hand rises to my face, his thumb tracing down my cheek to the dent below my ear. It ghosts along my jaw, tracing the shape of it, and finally settles on my lower lip. He tugs it from between my teeth gently, and the pad of his thumb strokes across it.

My eyes rise to his, our faces inches from each other.
“You know it’s you, don’t you?” he says softly, uncertainly.
I nod silently, unable to form any words.
“I mean it, Jen.” He cups the side of my face. “Whatever she tries to say, it’s all lies. Even if she hasn’t said it yet, I can tell you it’s a lie.” He dips his face towards me, resting his nose alongside mine. I let my eyes flutter shut, feeling the realness in the moment.
“I know,” I whisper. “But that doesn’t mean-”
“Don’t. Say. It,” he orders in a hushed voice. “I just got you, Jen. I waited for too long to have you, but I do now, and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let her get in between us. I told you, didn’t I? I told you that if anyone doubts us, if you ever doubt us, to come to me.”
“Then do it. Come to me, babe. Don’t let her get under your skin. She’s nothing to me. She never was anything. Not like you.”
I run my free hand along his arm until it rests on his hand cupping my cheek. “What am I, Sam?”
“Everything, Jen. You are everything. Don’t ever doubt that.” 

Author Bio:

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys.
Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review: Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads Blurb

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

4.5 Stars

Spoilers included! Read at your own risk! ;-)

Okay uhmm...WOW! where do I even begin to convince you all how amazing this book is. 

The story starts where Elixir left off (so make sure ya'll read that before reading Apollyon) at first I was kind of skeptic that the whole book will be based with Alex still sitting in a cell. Which is why I was instantly over-joyed that she finally gets a chance to escape and not just in a "oh look a key and just walk out" way, but in a totally spontanous, hilarious and kick-ass way that ends with a consequence you never thought would happen so early on in the book but totally love. 

There was a million things I loved in the story, but the most one would be the development we witness from half-blood to now and how much our favourite characters have changed as the truth slowly reveals itself. I also love how in the midst of all this Apollyon disaster Aiden and Alex are still standing strong and can still find love in between this crazy war. 

We definitely see a different side to Aiden as he doesn't care that everyone know's he's in love with Alex, infact I think he likes it that everyone knows. It's such a sweet and affectionate side that it makes us readers forget about that whole half-blood/pure relationship is against the rules thing and makes us wish that we had our own Aiden.
He's so devoted to Alex and his brother Deacon that he'll do anything for them. "Aiden slid an arm around my shoulders and tipped me toward him. Right in front of the entire room full of halfs, pures and a god, he kissed my temple" 

We also see a more emotional Alex but still with her awesome kick-ass part. As the pressure to keep the people she loves starts to take it's toll, Alex shows an unremarkable strength even when she figures out what Apollo really wants her to do.

Armentrout revealed that Alex's dad was still alive in Deity but I'm disappointed to see that we still don't get to meet him in this book, but maybe in the last one, which I personally think won't be enough time for us readers to get to know him much...

The most shocking part in the novel to me was the revealation of the god behind Lucian's and Seth's master plan. It's someone we never expected it to be which is why it made such a shocking impact on me. Even though I figured out who the God is when she was in the underworld, the character it's been portraying the whole time throughout the series was definitely unexpected, so kudos to you Jen! ;) 

One of the things I also am glad to see in each book is the scenery and how it's always different in each book. From the School in Deity Island to the New York Covenant, to the St Delphi's house and now to the Underworld. It definitely keeps the dullness away ;-)Especially as Alex and Aiden travel to the underworld....alone... ;-D talk about a major swoonage! *fans self*

This book has all of JLA's trademark from it's usual hilarious smart-ass comments, heart-stopping action, heart-felt drama and the swoon-worthy relationship between the main characters. This is a MAJOR must read! as it all leads up to one mighty, exciting finale which I can't wait to get my hands on of Sentinel due out in December!!!

And with an ending like this: "Asclepius face blurred into a severe frown. "There's something else here..." It definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat about what will happen in the next book. :)

xoxo Em <3

Favourite Quotes:

- "Do you know how terrible I felt when Marcus came down and found me sitting there like a turd?"

- "Oh, I was two seconds from jumping on his back and strangling him from behind... with love, of course."

- "Aiden chuckled as the tips of his fingers skimmed over my stomach. Heat followed, chasing away the chill in my skin. I reached up, wanting more, always needing more-
"Don't stop on my account."
I shrieked at the sound of Apollo's voice"

- "Will you make sure that... Aiden will be okay?"

- ""It would kill him. I know. Losing you would kill him."

Friday, April 19, 2013

NA Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait For You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout

(NA Book - Mature Audiences Only)

Goodreads Blurb

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

Oh man, I LOVE Cam!!! 
Jennifer really knows how to keep a reader interested and how to get them addicted from the very first chapter!

I definitely fell in love with this story as soon as Avery bumped into 'the wall' aka Cameron Hamilton. And the way Cam calls her 'Sweatheart' <--- So cute! :-) 

This book had it all: charm, romance, drama and funny unforgettable moments! It's the type of book that new adults can almost relate to. Its a definite MUST Read! Trust me ;-)

Oh and I know he wasn't really in it much, but you will also Love Raphael! Cute little thing! Now I wish I had a turtle as a pet. >_<

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen

Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen

Goodreads Blurb

My kiss can kill.

I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that's changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone's soul…or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don't…I hurt myself.

Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I'll kill him. Then there's another boy, one I can't hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They're both part of a team of angels and demons that's joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I'll be able to help Bishop—or if I'm just another part of the darkness he's sworn to destroy….

NIGHTWATCHERS: When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising…

Been waiting almost a year for this! And I gotta say, it was most definitely worth the wait! Its awesome, addictive and oh so joyous that I read it all in one sitting! ...Yes, it was THAT addictive. :) 
I definitely loved every moment of it from the snarky comments, to those funny moments, to the shocking truths and surprising turn of events. This was an absolute delightful sequel to Dark Kiss with an awesome conclusion, that will definitley be staying with me even after I finished reading it. :-)