Monday, April 29, 2013

Inked by an Angel Blog Tour: Character Bio!

Welcome to my stop on the Inked by an Angel blog tour! To see a full tour schedule, click HERE!

Today, I have character bios! Tattoos, piercings, dream cars, it's alllll here. Eeep! EVEN JED'S. Becaus, ahem, is it just me, or was Jed kind of...EXTRA amazing? Yeah. You know it. ;)

Jed Gentry is doing just fine, thank you very much, running his tattoo studio in Austin, Texas.  So what if people think he’s a bit on the surly side?  He’s been burned by his ex who sticks around to torture him and he lives with a family heartache that he’d rather not talk about.  But he’s got a thriving business, his dream car, and good friends.  Not much to complicate things.  At least, not until she walked in…
Full name: Jedediah David Gentry
Number of tattoos: 3 plus a few surprises…(you'll have to read the book to find out what and where!)
Number of piercings: 5
Dream car: Already owns it. A
'67 Shelby Mustang. Sweet ride.
Factoid: He traveled to Japan several years ago to study the ancient form of tattooing known as “Irezumi” and he has a great respect and love for the entire Japanese culture.
Jed's playlist:
Switchfoot – Dark Horses
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll
Rolling Stones – You Can't Always Get What You Want
Deftones – Digital Bath

Kyle O’Neill has had it with being the sheltered daddy’s girl at the family accounting firm and is ready to spread her wings and fly on her own for the first time.  Unfortunately, it seems she’s about to fall flat on her face when her first and only client is – gulp — a tattoo artist!  Her country club upbringing certainly hasn’t prepared her for this place or the sizzling attraction her traitorous body feels for the grumpy owner…
Full name: Kyle Elizabeth O'Neill
Dream car: Toyota Prius. No, really. She really cares about the environment.
Skill set includes: She can perfectly set a formal dinner place setting, fold a fitted sheet like nobody's business, froth a meringue spiky enough to give Martha Stewart a run for her money, and though she doesn't currently have one – she knows the exact temperature a wine cellar should be maintained at all times dependent upon humidity and other factors.
Secret crush: She's seen all of
Jason Statham's movies at least twice. The Transporter movies three times.
Kyle's iPod playlist: It is ever-changing. (And Jed absolutely hates it, BTW.) But, if you want to know what she's probably listening to today, just check out the current Billboard Pop top forty, and you'll have a pretty good idea!


But there is a Divine conspiracy at work here pushing these two together.  And they are hell bent on bucking the Heavenly plan all the way.  Luckily, their angel is a true believer and pulls every trick he knows from under his halo to make this a match made in Heaven.
Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?
Inked by an Angel (The Cupid Chronicles, #1)

"Tattoos, cupids, and bad boys: Shauna Allen delivers one heck of a read.  Fresh, sassy, and witty - she brings a new voice to romance that readers are gonna love!"
~New York Times Bestselling Author, Christie Craig

Inked by an Angel : Book I of the Cupid Chronicles is available now from Soul Mate Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble!


Shauna Allen
Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas.  She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three fantastic (no, that’s not a typo!) teenagers. 
When she’s not writing, editing, or acting as a personal assistant to a NYT Bestselling author, Shauna enjoys reading, movies with Gerard Butler, vacays to the beach, and hangin’ with the kiddos–even if they don’t like hangin’ with her!
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Friday, April 26, 2013

MYTHOLOGY Blog Tour: Character Interview!

Welcome to my stop on the Mythology blog tour! To see a full schedule for the tour (because, um hey, you wanna fallow along. It's kind of awesome. Seriously), you can click HERE!
So today, I have a character interview for you. A pretty darn AWESOME character interview, if you ask me.
With who, you ask?
Well it's not Hope. And it's not Micah.
So I'll show you this awesomeness now. Because I love it.
Character Interview:
Hey, Jonathan! Welcome to my little blog. Thank you SO MUCH for agreeing to stop by. I was literally BESIDE MYSELF when I got the email about this tour. You were my first choice for a character interview, by the way.
Thank you for having me. I am most grateful
All right, before I get into all the interview-y, question-y stuff, I just thought you should know that I’ve already called dibs on you. YOU ARE MINE. Okay? OKAY.
If you insist ;)  But an eternity is a long time to “call dibs” on somebody. Just something to consider.
I want to start with a question about YOU, Jonathan. So let’s start with one that’s always fun for me—describe yourself in five words or less. Please.
Enjoying the immortal life.
Tell us one completely random thing about you. Because randomness? Is SO MUCH FUN.
I had an older brother, but he was only mortal and passed on from this world several centuries ago. Oh, and my real last name is really Drapier. I do apologize – that was two things.
(In case you had no noticed, I am very fond of CAPS.)
I may have noticed…
What song do you wish you were listening to RIGHT NOW? You know, if you weren’t to be having oodles of fun here with me.
All the Sand in All the Sea by DeVotchka
Personally, I’m listening to Let It Be by The Beatles. I blame Tahereh Mafi. Ever since I met her in May, this song has been stuck in my brain because she had to randomly mumble the words while answering a question. The worst part? She probably doesn’t even remember it. (The whispering part, not the being in Austin part.)
*nods as though I understand this*
Whoa. I got all self-centered there, didn’t I? Aw, snap. Back to you, Jonathan. I must say, I really liked Hope’s nickname for you, before she knew you were JONATHAN. Fiery Eyes. But now I’m going to ask a question totally unrelated to that (because I can): “There are rules, and then there are rules.” That was the first quote I highlighted from you in this book. Explain it to me? Like, what it means to YOU?
It means that being a guardian comes with certain responsibilities, and that I fulfill those to the best of my abilities. Any thing else goes, in my book. I may be a guardian “angel,” but I’m far from a saint.
Okay, so. Hope. When you first met her, you were mighty mysterious. What did you think of her that first time in the gallery? What was going through your head?
I noticed Hope because of an indefinable quality that she held. I actually am not at liberty to say more than this until after MYTHOLOGY: THE WICKED is released, and then you will find the answer to this question. I apologize for being such a tease.
What is your favorite thing about Hope?
Her optimism despite all that she has faced. I have the utmost faith in her to continue to face the challenges that come her way in her life.
What’s your favorite thing about Micah?
His stubbornness. That may sound strange, but his stubbornness and steadfast commitment to what he believes is what will save his soul in the end, I’m sure of it.
If you were to have a pet tiger, what would you name him? (Don’t even try—it is DEFINITELY a HIM. Because that is what I say he is. He is also exceedingly adorable. But in a vicious way.)
Complete this sentence: “If I had a dollar for every time I _______, I would be able to buy Jessica all the books on her wishlist.” (We’re just going to assume that’s what you’d do with the dollars. I’m not creative enough to think of anything better than that. Plus, books are kind of awesome.)
…saved a soul.
Okay, now back to Hope—describe her in five words or less, please.
An exemplary human being.
Describe Micah in five words or less. Please?
Good against all odds
Describe ME in five words or less. Pretty please with sugar on top?
Quite lovely and most entertaining.
Fun fact: Buffalo. I’m from there. Is it just me or is that AWESOME. We’ve probably breathed the same air at some point. Before today, I mean. (I don’t mean that in the creepy way it sounds. Forgive me.)
That is quite remarkable. Did you enjoy reading about your home town? Do forgive me. I am not conducting the interview here.
If you had to rate this interview on a scale from 1-10, what would you rate it and why? (DON’T MAKE ME CRY, SIR.) Oh, and this question doesn’t mean the interview is over. Just saying.
10 for sheer entertainment value. And add another point on top of that for your originality and customized questions. I do appreciate the time you took to think of interesting questions.
Okay, now let’s do some favorites!
Food? Coq au vin
Song? Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
Movie? Angels and Demons ;)
Band? I have too many to choose from. My playlist is quite extended.
Person? Will Shakespeare. Or did you mean someone who is currently living?
Color? Black
Sports Team? At the moment, the Buffalo Sabres. Out of all of the team sports, hockey probably appeals to my nature the most.
Book Blogger? Naturally Jessica Baker for her wonderfully unique interviews. But I mustn’t neglect to mention my dear book bloggers Megan Elliott and Jasmine Patterson, who started a book blogging site dedicated to Mythology and the Amaranthine series by Elise Valente.
So. Jonathan. There’s going to be a sequel to the wonderful, wonderful Mythology. Can you tell us anything about it? Even just a teeny, tiny thing?
Yes, there is a sequel that is coming out late summer/early fall. I will tell you that it will pose even greater challenges to all of us. And be edgier and have more sizzle than book one (those are the adjectives I’ve heard my author use in her interviews, by the way).
This is where we’re nearing the end of the interview and I start getting all whiny because I DO NOT WANT IT TO END. So….are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?
Team Gale, naturally. Dark, brooding, loyal.
Okay, okay. Is there anything else you want to add real quick before we say our goodbyes? Remember—randomness is SO MUCH FUN.
I despise airplane travel. (You did say random and did not say it had to be relevant.)
All right. I shall let you go now. Thank you so, so, SOOOOO much for stopping by the blog and putting up with me. You are awesome! Also, you should totally stop by the blog again. Soon. Like, super soon. Because you are totally welcome. Any time. SERIOUSLY.
Thank you, my dear. Perhaps you will have me back when the second book of the series comes out? I do appreciate you having me. *kisses your hand*
And that is where the interview ended and I nearly swooned to death. So..yeah. Moving on...
About the Book:
Mythology by Helen Boswell
Release Date: July 27, 2012
Series: Mythology #1
But It: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
Description from Goodreads:
Hope Gentry doesn’t believe in Fate. Born with an unusual power to see the dark memories of those around her, Hope just wants to be a normal teenager. But on the first day of her senior year of high school, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a transfer student named Micah Condie. At first glance, Micah seems like a boy that most girls would dream about. But when Hope's powers allow her to discover Micah's darkest secret, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of mythical entities she never dreamed existed. Was this her destiny all along? And will her powers help her survive the evil of the Demon Impiorum?

Mythology isn’t just for English class anymore.
You're still here? Well, then. You, wonderful person, are awesome. And you also get to enter a giveaway! It is an insanely flail-worthy giveaway, and I kinda want to cry because there is no way I'll ever win. Goodness, I WISH. You know I heart Jonathan, right? ANYWAYS, all the info is on the Rafflecopter! Now... Enter through the Rafflecopter below!
About the Author:
Helen Boswell is originally from upstate New York. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University at Buffalo and currently teaches biology at Southern Utah University. Helen enjoys playing with her two little boys, camping, gardening, eating large bowls of ice cream after the kids go to bed, and hanging out on the couch with her husband to watch Breaking Bad, Louis CK, and Wilfred -- and of course, writing. She is the author of the YA urban fantasy MYTHOLOGY. She is also the editor of other novels, including David James' LIGHT OF THE MOON and THE WITCH'S CURSE.



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Thank you so much for dropping by! Sometime, I'll post a review of Mythology. Don't ask me when, but it will happen. To keep your eyes peeled for that. ;)
Also, isn't Jonathan just the greatest?!?! Ahhh, man.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

All the King's Men Blog Tour: Review of The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton!

Welcome to my stop on the All The King's Men blog tour! To see a full schedule for this tour, either click on the banner above OR (because links tend to, you know, NOT work for me), click HERE. :)

The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
The Kings of Charleston (The Kings of Charleston #1)
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Format: Paperback, 348 pages
Series: The Kings of Charleston #1
Source: Author for review

Description from Goodreads:
Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.

The Kings of Charleston has a really intresting premise. That was what drew me in in the first place. It seemed mysterious and cool and I thought I'd have fun reading it. Add to that the fact that there was--OHMYGOSH--some romance in here? I OBVIOUSLY needed to read this book.

Now that I've read it, I know I was right to look forward to the mystery. It was interesting, riveting, and kept me on my toes. The romance, however, wasn't really much to write home about. It wasn't BAD. It was not. But it didn't really take my breath away, either. It was just kind of THERE. I'm not going to lie, though--there were a couple romantic moments I swooned for. Just not as many as I expected.

Character Rundown:
Casper: Her name is kind of awesome. Just saying. But anyway, Casper was...all right, I suppose. Her character didn't blow me away or anything, but there were things about her that I liked. She was pretty confident, for one. And she could actually be strong, in some situations, and I liked that. So Casper does not go on my MC hate list, but I don't really loooove her, either.

Cal: So, he's my boy (for now), obviously. But he didn't seem all that original. He was super mysterious, but other than that, he was pretty...normal. What we usually see from guys in YA. I must admit, he was a TOTAL sweetheart, though. I swoon, y'all.

Plot. There are SECRETS. The kind that you will guess and guess, but never get quite right. I personally did not guess anything EXACTLY right until the author wanted us to. The mystery portion of this book really held its own. Big time. It was so enjoyable.

Romance. I just was not feeling it a majority of the time. There were moments where I was TOTALLY into it and swooning my drool off (um, HORSES, anyone?), but more often than I would have liked, the romance just did not seem very special to me. It was not bad, it was just commonplace. The kind we see all the time in YA. Expected. You know?

The ending. Well, I'm definitely going to be reading the next book! I was happy with the ending, and what Casper decided to do. And then what Cal decided to do. If they were real people, we'd be high-fiving right now. BOOM.

Overall, The Kings of Charleston was a great mystery that held me captive from the time the mystery began to the very last page. However, the romance didn't live up to my expectations. So, if you're reading this for the romance, prepare yourself. If you're reading this for the mystery, I salute you. You'll have so much fun!! Kat Clayton has written a rather wonderful mystery novel here. You'll want book 2, guys. You really will. :)


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shower of Books Giveaway Hop!

I'm a little addicted to these giveaway hops. Is that a bad thing? Hmmm.
ANYWAY. What am I going to give away?
Good question.
Seriously. I have no idea yet.
Showers of Books...
I feel like that means it should be more than one...
Okay. I know what I'm giving away.
I met Sarah Dessen today. She is FABULOUS, you guys. I kid you not, she is great. Also, she's going to be at Austin Teen Book Festival.
And since I met her and all that stuff, her books (and especially her book boys) are on my mind. So I'm going to give away TWO of her books. Ones with a couple of her boys that gave me the very most feels.
Just Listen This Lullaby 
Just Listen and This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Dex and Owen...THOSE TWO. Ahhhh. "Silence is so freaking loud." That quote. Just ahh. And Dex...I CAN'T EVEN with him right now. I won a pen with a quote from him on it. You know the one. "You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. There's a reason for all those songs."
I love those boooooys. *swoon*
But enough of me and my swoons. Read on for the details!
Oh, look! DETAILS!
- ONE winner will be randomly chosen to recieve paperback copies of BOTH books listed above.
- Oh, hey, y'all. Are you an international follower? Because, um, hey. THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL.
- My giveaway policy applies, as it always does by giveaways run by ME.
- Enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
Thank you so much for entering! Now, hop on, good people!


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
Books I Thought I'd Like LESS:
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
This one is a big deal for me, because if you've seen my review or heard me talk about it, you'd know that this is one of my favorite books EVER. But before I actually, you know, READ it, I was soooo skeptical, and I did not think this would be my cup of tea. I thought it was interesting, but I thought I'd get bored with it. I WAS SO FREAKING WRONG.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My friend Dolly pretty much verbally abused me until I agreed to read this one. And, oh sweet goodness, I am so thankful now. I thought this book would be so dry and take forever--even though it's a small book. But I read this book in less than a day and wish soooo much that I owned it so I could look back on this perfect awesomeness as much as I want. Goodness, y'all...*TEARS*
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I'd had my eye on this one for a while but was always too much of a wimp to actually grab it and give it a chance. But then one day, I was sitting in the library and decided "WHY THE HECK NOT?!?!" and checked it out. 24 hours later, I was crying myself to sleep about Ty and..just...goodness. Love. Love love love.
Love's Forbidden Flower (Forbidden Flower #1) 
Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella
Because of the content of this book, I kind of doubted how much I'd really enjoy it. But then I started reading it....and I was freaking HOOKED. Now I wish Christopher was real and am dyyyying for book 2.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
I made a whole bunch of assumptions about this book before I read this one. Then I read it and was a MESS and wanted to slap myself around a bit for being so stupid. This book is FANTASTIC, guys.
Books I Thought I'd Like More:
As I Wake 
As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
This book had such an interesting premise and I really liked a few of her other books. But this one? Did not work for me. I got so confused and it just ended up giving me a headache. I'm still a fan of Elizabeth Scott, though!
The Temptation (Kindred, #1) 
The Temptation by Alisa Valdes
I thought this one would have everything I looked for in a book--cool paranormal stuff, a swoon-worthy boy, and a character that made me laugh. This one did, but all of that was given to me in cliches that I just did not like.
Halo (Halo, #1) 
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Ohmygoodness, this book. It looked like something I'd love, all angels and love. And at first, I actually thought I kind of liked it. But then it sat on my mind and I was thinking about it and thinking about it Just no. No just no. These books do not work for me. None in the trilogy. Boring characters, a plot that I simply do NOT like. My biggest problem with this trilogy was the change in Gabriel. jut...ugh! I hope Adornetto writes something new so I can read it and love it. But for now, this author is not on my happy list.
That Summer 
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
I know what you're going to say, okay? I KNOW. But I'm not saying I hated this book. I actually very much enjoyed this book. But not as much as I thought I would. This was my second-to-last Sarah Dessen book I read--I'd read all of them except What Happened to Goodbye before this one. And that was only because What Happened to Goodbye wasn't released yet. But compared to her other novels, this one was just not as good to me. I love her other ones better. SO, DO NOT GET ME WRONG. I heart Sarah Dessen and her books more than I can say. But this one was not as fabulous as I thought it'd be. That is all.
The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax (The Mephisto Covenant, #1)
The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax by Trinity Faegen
I love Jax. So much. But this book, overall? Did not live up to my expectations at all. It was a lot of repeated back-and-forth, fickleness. That bothered me. There WERE parts that I got all googly-eyed over, but I still thought I'd like this book more. Nevertheless, Ajax? Is in my heart.
Okay, that's ten, y'all! I think. Let me check...
Yep. That's ten.
Do you do Top Ten Tuesday? Link me up!
What do you think of my list? Let me know!
If you do Teaser Tuesday, feel free to link me there, too. Just because I'm not doing that right now does not mean that I don't like to be teased! :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

What I Got #28 Librarians? Are the BEST

What I Got is a weekly meme hosted by Monica over at Cover Analysis :)
For Review:
Copper Girl (Copper Legacy #1) First Light (Project Five Fifteen #1) Suddenly Royal A Moment (Moments, #1) 
The Awakening: Aidan Gone with the Wolf Tragic (Rook and Ronin, #1) When You Were Here 
Whoa. That's a lot, right? And I don't think that's even all of them. I'm going to be scrolling through my Kindle later and notice at least, like, three that I forgot to list. Blah.
Copper Girl by Jennifer Allis Provost
This is one of the books releassing from Spence City, the SHP imprint. It sounds like a super cool book, and goodness knows I love Spencer Hill Press.
First Light by Samantha Summers
This one's for a blog tour! I'm pretty sure she's dating a guy who murdered somebody? Or something? Either way, I'm so excited to get to this book. When I finally got it in the mail (all the way from AUSTRALIA!), I had to do a happy-dance. I remember this book looking great when I signed up for the tour. So yay!
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Kelly Simmon is a wonderful person and sent me an ecopy of this for review, and I am so happy about it! Royalty and romance. I AM SOLD. Also (I almost forgot this because apparently I am a RUDE, RUDE person) THANK YOU, KELLY! You're always so niiiice to me. I appreciate it more than I can say. <3
A Moment by Marie Hall
It's new adult and it seems romantic and that cover just got me. So when I saw it on NetGalley... And I want to read it so bad right now. SO BAD. But I can't yet. Gah! the description on Goodreads. The book covers are all linked. Read it and then come back and tell me that book doesn't look fantastic.
**SPOILER ALERT** You won't be able to.
The Awakening: Aidan by Abby Niles
Oh, Entangled. I don't know what I'd do without them. I saw this on NetGalley, and it just seems like my kind of book. Heck, just look at the cover. Ahhhhhhh.
Gone With the Wolf by Kritin Miller
The title of this one...ha! I love it. And then it's about a guy and love and stuff, and I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's about a wolf...? I read the synopsis when I requested on NetGalley, but it is almost 3 AM, so I'm kind of blanking. Either way, we all know that if it's romantic, more often than not, I want to read it. Then add in the fact that this is another one from Entangled...Yeah.
Tragic by J.A. Huss
A New Adult Contemporary Romance. Boom, I'm there. This one is also for a blog tour, by the way.
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
I...have not read anything by Daisy Whitney before. I've heard about her books, but...yeah, no. But I've actually had my eye on this one for a while. So yay to Little, Brown for being awesome and letting me get this off NetGalley! Also, that cover? I LOVE IT.
From Library:
Frozen Fire Living Dead Girl 
Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler
I actually read this back in middle school. But then I was doing my library aide thing on Friday and for some reason, this book was in my mind. So I grabbed it and checked it out and now...I'm not sure. Maybe I'll re-read it. Maybe I'll just look at a couple parts. Either way, this book? Is really good. It was kind of confusing, though. But I think I actually get it. Which makes me all kinds of happy, because I usually don't GET confusing books, I usually need people to explain them to me. So I don't think this book is for everybody, but I think it's a good one for people who have enough patience to deal with it...if that makes any sense?
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
I was watching a bunch of Kiera Cass' videos on Youtube (for no good reason at all) and cam across one with her Top 5 Jacked Up Books. I watched it, and this book was in it, and then I HAD to check it out. I like Elizabeth Scott's books. I can only remember not liking one--As I Wake (which I reviewed), because it...ha! It confused me. But other than that, I'm a fan of her books. So I grabbed this from the library on Friday as well. And, um...yeah. It's jacked up.
The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) 
Y'all already know that I've read The Collector. I have an ecopy (two, actaully!) and love it--and its author--to death and beyond. But I did not have an actual, physical PRINT copy....until now!
I. Am. So. Freaking. NDSFIGNQNQE. About. This!
My school librarian gave it to me. Mhm. Yeah. I am so serious right now. Is she the best or WHAT?!?! I'd told her about it (of course, what kind of super fan would I be if every person I came into contact with didn't know about this book? And all my friends? They have to put up with me talking about Dante Walker like he's an actual person. *cough*Perez*cough*), where was I...I'd told her about it, and she got me a copy. I do not know why. I do not know when. I just walked in to do my library aide thing on Wednesday and she gave it to me and I flailed accordingly. And now it is sitting on my shelf--my FAVORITES shelf, to be exact--all nice and pretty.
Goodness, I love it. So much. I'm pretty sure my school librarian will never see this, but if by some weird chance she does--THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU. Goodness gracious, thank you.
So I want to babble about Dante and how AWESOME he is and how I can now feel even more like V's OFFICIAL super fan, but, as I've said, it's past 3 AM and I have other things to do, believe it or not. And this song...NO. I WON'T BABBLE.
That is all I got this week.
(The song is She's Got Something by Greg Holden, if you want to look it up)
So, kind people, tell me:
What did you get this week?
Have you read anything I got?
Which books?!?!
Have you heard that song, if you looked it up? I am kind of addicted to it at present.
How was your week? Crazy, huh? I live in Texas. I getcha, people. I getcha.
Did you notice that there are two copies of Opal on that shelf?
I don't know why I just mentioned that. It means LITERALLY nothing.
Okay, I'll leave it there. Answer at least one of those in the comments? Or all of them if you want. Or none. Be random. Make me laugh. It's up to you.
Have a great Sunday, y'all!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: This is FOREVER by S.A. Price!

Did it get you curious? Winter is the very sexy bassist for the band 13 Shades of Red, and his book, THIS IS FOREVER will be releasing December 2013. Wanna see the cover?

Now isn’t that just sexy? From now till December if you check out some of your favorite blogs that are rocking the mini graphic on the side column, we will be giving some teasers, excerpts and interviews about the book, on the 10th of the month.

Believe me; it really is going to be a Long Hard Winter. *wink*

And now… for a sexy sneak peek at THIS IS FOREVER…(Does contain strong language)

Seeing Lola after eight months was a fucking kick in the teeth. She had changed her hair, it was purple with black streaks, and she was wearing one fucker of an outfit. Platform Mary Jane’s, her signature, purple torn fishnet thigh highs with garters that ended in bows with skulls on them, micro mini in black satin with a lace trim. She had tripled up on her belts, her little baby tee molding to her torso like a second skin. It was razor cut in places, showing skin and the purple of her lace bra. Her arms warmers were knitted with little skulls on them. He was pretty sure she wasn’t wearing underwear also, the girl just loved to shock. Dare he think it was for his benefit? He wasn’t sure he even saw her, thinking he was dreaming the perfection before him.

But dreams don’t blow you off… at least his didn’t. His dreams, her especially, blew him. When dreams blew you off, those were called nightmares, and those sucked. Sucked like life was sucking right now. She had walked in with the rest of her band, greeted everyone but him, her gaze lingering a little too long on Colin, Rhys’ little brother, but then moved on as she kissed cheeks and hugged people.

 He had to adjust his groin, discreetly of course, when she and Saffron hugged and snuggled. Apparently over the past several months Saffron and Lola had become quite the BFF, with Lola staying at Saffron’s place in New York when she had to go in for several shoots and meetings with her record company. Rhys had teased him about getting face timed and seeing both of them in little booty shorts and white tank tops… but he didn’t think they were that close.

And worse, he didn’t think seeing her all snuggly with Saffron would illicit the images rolling through his head. Not that Saffron wasn’t hot, but he just didn’t dig his best friend’s girl like that.  He grabbed a tootsie pop and unwrapped it, sticking the thick ball into his mouth. He watched her move from person to person, but never to him.

What. The. Fuck.

When everyone sat down, she sat at the other end, didn’t even bother to look at him. He went through dinner in a blur, his anger getting to him more and more. What the fuck was going on? He was beginning to feel like he was invisible. Maybe it was a nightmare?

When she got up and went to the bathroom, he followed, after exchanging a meaningful look with Rhys.

“So you’re just not going to say anything to me?” he said as he caught her coming out of the bathroom.

She looked at him and then sighed. “I didn’t want a public thing to happen.”

Public thing?

She looked him up and down. “I don’t know if I’m ready to say hi like I want to.”

Winter rolled his eyes. “So you can wrap yourself around Saffron, eye Colin up like he’s a steak, which by the way he’s not even eighteen yet, eww,” he ticked off on his fingers, “Yet you can’t even just turn and wave at me?”

Lola shook her head. “It’s not what I wanted. And Colin is going to be very popular…”

“You just didn’t wanna talk to me at all?” he asked, thoroughly confused. She was the one that pushed for the tour, and by all accounts she didn’t have issue with their past. It was what gave him hope.

She moved closer and shook her head. “That’s not it.”

“Then what’s it?” he bit out, his hands clenched at his sides. Gods, only she could infuriate him like this. Fuck she smelled good. All honey and warm clover… no one smelled like Lola.

Her voice lowered. “Do you like my outfit Winter?”

He growled. Fuck yes he liked her outfit. Loved. Wanted it crumpled on the floor of his bedroom. Wanted to peel it from her slowly, kissing every inch of skin he exposed.

She reached for him, her fingers tugging him closer by the belt loops of his jeans. “Good. You’re supposed to. You don’t get anything from me Winter Tulane. No greeting, no, little wave, no explanation. Eat your heart out baby.”

She got closer, her lips just against his, a slight almost imperceptible move of the hoop through the middle of his lip and then she was gone, back towards the party, her ass shaking with a sashay that had blood rushing from every place in his body to his cock. Fuck. What the hell was going on?

“Hey Lo,” he called after her. She gave him the finger and kept walking.

Game on. Game fucking on, he thought as he followed her back into the room. Confusion didn’t even convey how he was feeling about what happened, but holy fuck the signals she was throwing off were so convoluted he didn’t know if he should fist pump for getting her so close to him or brood over her words.

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