Interview & Giveaway! Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie

Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie Publication date: July 25th 2014 by Evernight Teen Category: YA Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog “My life was going, going, gone, and I hadn’t been laid yet. I couldn’t go into the slammer before that happened.” Hutch McQueen. Sixteen-year-old Hutchinson McQueen is trapped in a dysfunctional family. Shackled by poor vision and poor reading skills, he squeaks through classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears. After another suspension {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Channel 20Something by Amy Patrick

Channel 20Something by Amy Patric Series: 20Something #1 Publication date: July 30th 2014 by Oxford South Press Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog 22-year-old Heidi Haynes is almost one year into her “real life”. She has her first reporting job, her first apartment, and a comfortable relationship with her college sweetheart. But for some reason she’s not as eager to talk about walking down the aisle as he is. Heidi secretly longs for big cities, big-market {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Handpicked by Dani Oden

Handpicked by Dani Oden Publication date: August 5th 2014 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog College freshman Jill Holloway takes one look at the stuck-up girls going through sorority rush and nearly returns her borrowed dress and heels. Against her best judgment, she ends up falling for the prestige and parties, and snagging a bid from a top house. After moving in, she quickly grows skeptical of her too-perfect sorority sisters. She tries to ask questions, {Read More}

Release Day Event!

Alloy Entertainment Launches New Digital-First Imprint with Amazon Publishing! First three books release today. (See press release below)       When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into {Read More}

Book Spotlight: Please, Pretty Lights by Ina Zajac

This debut novel sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to read it. Please, Pretty Lights by Ina Zajac Series: Pretty Lights #1 Publication date: July 21st 2014 Category: New Adult (18+) Genre: Contemporary, Drama *Purchase links support this blog Warning: Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual content, and drug use. It’s September when good girl Via Sorenson stumbles into a Seattle strip club, drunk and alone on her twenty-first birthday. Matt and Nick—best friends, bandmates, and bouncers—do their {Read More}

Release Day Blast! The Prisoner by Rachael Wade

The Prisoner by Rachael Wade Series: The Replacement #1.5 Publication date: July 26th 2014 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog ***THE PRISONER IS AN ADDITION TO THE REPLACEMENT. IT IS A STAND-ALONE NOVELLA INTENDED TO BE READ AFTER THE REPLACEMENT. My name is Christian Walker, and Elise Duchamp is my drug of choice. No matter how hard I try to break the habit, it’s a lost cause. Okay, maybe I haven’t really tried to quit this {Read More}

Book Review: The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski

The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski Series: The Dirt Diary #2 Publication date: July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade (10 – 14) Genre: Contemporary Source: eARC from NetGalley My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Rachel never thought she’d fight for the right to clean toilets, but she has to save her mom’s business. Nothing can distract her from her mission – except maybe Whit, the cute new guy in cooking class. Then she discovers something about {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Next to You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Next to You by Claudia Y. Burgoa Series: Life #2 Publication date: July 1st 2014 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Him …I need time. Time to heal those wings and learn to use them… Was part of the letter Rebecca Trent, Daniel Brightmore’s fiancée and best friend left when she ran away. The person he trusted the most for the past decade disappeared without giving him a second glance. She taught him how to love, {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! STAY by Emily Goodwin

STAY by Emily Goodwin Publication date: May 19th 2014 Category: New Adult Genre: Dark, Contemporary Read my review of Stay here *Purchase links support this blog “I felt like I was walking to the end of a plank precariously hanging over shark-infested water. When I jumped, sharp teeth would rip into me and the cold water would steal my breath away. The monsters would take everything from me, leaving me shivering and naked in the water. The only difference was {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij

When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love. One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij Publication date: June 26th 2014 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Romance *Purchase links support this blog Last year,seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, {Read More}

Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt Publication date: May 27th 2014 by Wendy Lamb Books Category: YA Genre: Contemporary Source: Publisher/NetGalley My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Nell knows a secret about her perfect, beautiful sister Layla. If she tells, it could blow their world apart. When Nell and Layla were little, Nell used to call them Nellaya. Because to Nell, there was no difference between where she started and her adored big sister ended. They’re a unit; {Read More}

Pride Week Book Blast & Giveaway with Carina Press

Sharp Love by Ava March (June release) London, 1822 William Drake has lived among thieves, bastards and beggars all his life, doing what’s necessary to survive. As a young orphan, that included looking after his best friend, Jack Morgan. But as they grew older, Jack took the honest path, leaving Will behind to fend for himself the only ways he knows how. When an unsavory errand for his employer brings Jack back to London’s underbelly, he needs Will’s help. It’s {Read More}

Interview & Giveaway! More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs

More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs Series: Chasing the Dream #1 Publication date: June 17th 2014 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Music major Maddie Taylor seems to have her life all figured out. She’s just finished her junior year of college, has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, and plans to go to grad school to write movie scores. Only her roommates know she practices guitar every night and secretly dreams of {Read More}

Review, Guest Post & Giveaway! The Savages by Matt Whyman

The Savages by Matt Whyman Publication date: June 6th 2013 by Hot Key Books Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Dark Humor Source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog They’d love to have you for dinner . . . Sasha Savage is in love with Jack – a handsome, charming … vegetarian. Which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that Sasha’s family are very much ‘carnivorous’. Behind {Read More}

Cover Reveal: Certain – A Collection of YA and NA Stories

How exciting to be sharing this cover with you today! I love these authors — and I see a new one in there too, *cough* Delphina *cough* Squee!! I’m so happy to have this collection and can’t wait to start reading it. Will you be adding it to your TBR? Leave a comment below. Let’s discuss it! Certain by various authors Publication date: June 2014 Category: YA/NA Genre: Contemporary and Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog There are moments in {Read More}