Monday, November 24, 2014

What I'm Reading

Can you believe it's already Thanksgiving week?  I don't know about you guys, but I swear 2014 was the fastest year ever. It seriously flew by. That being said, I'm so excited for this wonderful Thanksgiving/Christmas season full of hot chocolate, snow and watching my children love every second of it.

Okay, enough of my sappy rambling. :) Let's get to what I've been reading!

I've Read:

Atlantia by Ally Condie. 

I finished this one a few weeks ago. An interesting world, a story with family at its core and of course I love the cover. That's partly why I do these reading posts. Because COVERS! Love them.


Reading Now:

Cragbridge Hall (Book 2): The Avatar Battle by Chad Morris

I loved the first book in the series and this one picks up right after the crazy events of the last book. I'm a HUGE fan of middle grade. It's probably my favorite age group to read. Anyway, this one is awesome so far! Huge fan of Chad Morris and my kids are too!


 Up Next:

 Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

I've had this book on my to-read list FOREVER. So I'm super excited to get to it this weekend! Beautiful cover, interesting premise, and I've heard great things!




 Read anything good lately? I'd love to hear about it!

Also, for my US friends, have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!! My non-US friends, grab a slice of pie and enjoy your week. :)




Monday, November 10, 2014

What I'm Reading

So... I usually do my posts a little different with going to read, reading now and read, but I've read so much the past week that I'm going to post three books that I've already read. :) Seriously. Can there be any more "reads" added to that sentence above? Haha! Anyway, here are some great reads from this week.

The CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters. Seriously guys. Cat Winters is one of my new favorite authors. Love her books. They're so eerie with great characters and awesome twists. Loved this one so much and cannot WAIT for her next book that comes out next year! Isn't that cover super intriguing and creeptastic? Yes.

On The Fence by Kasie West. This book was JUST what I needed. So cute and romantic with real tough issues as well. This one was definitely a favorite this year. And how freaking cute is that cover?
Just finished The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur today! I loved this one as well. So unique! I've never read anything like it before. Link bracelets that store memories? A cute boy? A girl who will risk everything to find out the truth? Great mystery, characters and story. And such a pretty and unique cover that looks awesome on my book shelf. Pick it up guys. You won't be disappointed. :)


What have you guys been reading lately? Any book recs I should know about?

Monday, October 27, 2014

What I'm Reading

Since I posted about awesome books last Monday, I'm going to start doing it weekly. I've been reading a lot lately and love sharing my love of books with you all. So, here are my book recs for the week!

Read:

So, I finished this amazing beautiful book a few weeks ago and I absolutely loved it. And that COVER! *drools* Definitely getting this one to look pretty on my bookshelf. This book was so interesting and amazing and beautiful. I loved the two main characters, the world, the COVER. Anyway, check it out. It's awesome. I'd compare it to Titanic in Space. Brilliant.

 These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner






 Reading Now:

This book is super creepy and crazy and all of the above. An alien invasion, death, survival, etc. I don't know why it took me so long to read this, but it's awesome already. Can't wait to finish it!

In the After by Demitria Lunetta




 Up Next:

This is a new release and I love how different the cover is. Isn't it awesome? I remember when Jolene wrote this book. She says it has her favorite character she's ever written inside these pages. Can't wait to crack it open!

 Stronger than you Know by Jolene Perry


What have you been reading lately?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Awesome Book Recommendations

Hey guys!  I've been reading a ton lately and wanted to share a few books I loved!

First up: IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters. This book was super creepy and so awesome. Loved the author's voice and the time period it was in. If you like historical with a touch of paranormal, check this one out! And isn't that cover SO creepy and beautiful? You all know I'm a cover crazy. :)

 I didn't hear about ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab until my sister told me about it. I'm so glad she did! What I loved most about this book was how different it was. I haven't read anything like it and absolutely loved the setting, the characters, the mystery. Everything. And the cover. I can't even. Love it. Can't wait to dive into book two!
 Diving into this one today. Remake is a new release that my friend Ilima wrote. Isn't that cover gorgeous? It's so pretty sitting on my bookshelf!

Have you read anything good lately? I'd love to hear about it!

Also, I updated my "events" page. Check it out to see where I'll be in 2015! :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Citizens of Logan Pond: LIFE by Rebecca Belliston

Hey, all! Sorry I've been MIA the past few months. It's been a nice break actually. Kids are back in school and I'm working on some fun projects! I'll try to be around more in the coming months. I wanted to give a huge shout-out to one of my awesome friends, Rebecca Belliston, whose book CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND: LIFE came out last week. And guys, look at this gorgeous cover!


Here's a bit about the book:


Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone.
His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost.
Two people. 
One future.
  
The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: growing crops to feed thirty-six people, and keeping Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman, happy. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.

When a government raid nearly wipes out their clan, Greg realizes the true reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn’t like Greg throwing her in Simmon's path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts, and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan. 
Life won’t let her choose both.

I'm halfway into this book and it's AWESOME. Congratulations Rebecca!

To celebrate her new release, Rebecca is doing an awesome giveaway too! Fill out the Rafflecopter below to win a signed copy of her book and a $25 gift card!
 
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Buy her book on Amazon!
 Check out her website here

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Release Party for Michelle Merrill's CHANGING FATE!

I'm SO excited to be a part of Michelle Merrill's release party for her latest novel, CHANGING FATE. Michelle wrote this book with a goal to raise an awareness of cystic fibrosis. Half of the proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is awesome and amazing. Also, this book will be featured for just $2.99 for all of May to celebrate CF Awareness Month. So, basically it's an awesome book and a great cause!

Here's the gorgeous cover:


And the blurb: 

All Kate wants is to live. Battling cystic fibrosis is hard enough; dying from it is even harder. When her mom moves them closer to the hospital in the middle of her senior year, Kate’s determined to isolate herself—saving everyone the trouble of befriending a dying girl. It’s a difficult task when cheerful optimist Giana insists on being Kate’s friend.

Kate’s resolve falters even more when curly-haired Kyler captivates her with his sweet melodies. As her emotional walls collapse, Kate realizes the people she’s been pushing away may be the ones giving her a reason to live. But it might be too late.

Yay for giveaways!!
Want to win a free copy? Visit each participating blog and find all 16 key phrases—2 located in each fun fact section about the author (words are in bold print). Put them together and answer the question in the giveaway on Michelle’s blog for extra points! The giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you live!

Be sure to visit all the stops on the blog tour!

Michelle Merrill (1 & 2)      
Carol Riggs (3 & 4)          
Shallee McArthur (5 & 6)  
Kelley Hicken (7 & 8)            
Annette Larsen (9 & 10)              
Rachel Pudelek (11 & 12)                  
Melanie Stanford (13 & 14)            
Chantele Sedgwick (15 & 16)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michelle Merrill loves kissing her hubby, snuggling her kids, eating candy, reading books, and writing first drafts. She names her computers after favorite fictional characters and fictional characters after favorite names. To learn more about her, visit her website HERE.  

View the CHANGING FATE trailer on youtube HERE.  

Here are 2 FUN FACTS about Michelle:


         15. My favorite show growing up was Scarecrow and Mrs. King. If you’ve never seen it, go right now and look it up. I mean, we’re talking 80’s TV show with Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson. It’s awe-some. My favorite TV shows right now are Once Upon a Time, Agents of Shield, and The Voice.

        16. I’m a sucker for girls nights, shopping, and talking about books and writing. They’re good separately, but all together it makes for a killer night. I have some awesome friends and I love to have a good time.


PURCHASE LINK: Amazon


FIND MICHELLE AT:



Congrats to Michelle and her amazing book! I hope you'll all go check it out!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cover Reveal for the awesome Michelle Merrill!

I'm thrilled to be part of Michelle Merrill's cover reveal today. Her book is amazing and she wrote it for such a good cause. Check out her beautiful cover!







Release Date: May, 8 2014


Isn't is gorgeous?

Here's the blurb:

All Kate wants is to live. Battling cystic fibrosis is hard enough, dying from it is even harder. When her mom moves them closer to the hospital in the middle of her senior year, Kate’s determined to isolate herself—saving everyone the trouble of befriending a dying girl. It’s a difficult task when cheerful optimist Giana insists on being Kate’s friend.
Kate’s resolve falters even more when curly-haired Kyler captivates her with his sweet melodies. As her emotional walls collapse, Kate realizes the people she’s been pushing away may be the ones giving her a reason to live. But it might be too late.

Doesn't this sound amazing? It is. :) 

Also, HALF of all proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Which is so unbelievably awesome.


Here's a little bit about Michelle.

Michelle Merrill loves kissing her hubby, snuggling her kids, eating candy, reading books, and writing first drafts. She names her computers after favorite fictional characters and fictional characters after favorite names. To learn more about her, visit www.authormichellemerrill.com.

 

Where to find Michelle and stay updated on book details.
Follow her on Twitter- https://twitter.com/merrillwrites
Check out her Blog- http://perfectingthecraft.blogspot.com/

Congratulations! So thrilled for you!