All Lined Up ( Rusk University # 1) by Cora Carmack

All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack
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Review: Thanks to Cora Carmack, I was able to get an ARC of her new book, in return for an honest review.
You are able to tell by the first chapter how much work Carmack had put into her new book series and as you keep reading you are able to tell how much se has planned for the future books in the Ruck University series, with how much we see some characters.
The main characters of this new series are Dallas Cole and Carson McClain. Who are both fighting and working their butts off to achieve their dreams. To me this is very inspiring since I’m off to college this summer, so I can get where I want to go in my life. Dallas and Carson are great inspirers to teens in about to finish high school or already in college and trying to just go through the motions. Which is what Dallas and Carson are doing till they can’t ignore what’s between them anymore and have to face the problems they have together and apart to help them develop into the world of adulthood.
I could not have been happier with the plot, characters and out come of the story soon far, and I can’t wait to see what happens with Carson’s teammates. And to see how Carson and Dallas are doing in the rest of the series!

5 out of 5 stars.
320 pages.
New adult and mature content.
William Morrow.

Summary: In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

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Cover reveal for Tease by Sophie Jordan

Tease by Sophie Jordan

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Summary:
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She’s always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she’s never broken her three cardinal rules:

 
·         Never let them see the real you.

·         Never fall in love.

·         Always leave them begging for more.

 
Then comes Shaw. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn’t even try to take her to bed-he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.

But instead of making Shaw beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she’s throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she’s the one panting for a guy she can’t control. A guy who won’t settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she’s never imagined, including facing a past she thought she’d buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . .

 

Sophie Jordan is an international and New York Times bestselling author whose books include historical romances and the Firelight series. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-television shows. She lives in Houston.

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Book Signings comming up this week!!!

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Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (BLOOMSBURY)

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The Bone Season

Last year, 21-year-old Samantha Shannon’s debut novel climbed to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list in less than a week. Since then, the futuristic story about a young “dreamwalker” imprisoned for her clairvoyant powers has been optioned for a feature film and read by thousands. As the book comes out in paperback this spring—with its sequel The Mime Order due out in hardback in just a few months—we’re excited to have Shannon with us for a reading, signing and closer look at the fascinating characters and intriguing world she has just begun to introduce.

Samantha ShannonSamantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and graduated from St. Annes College, Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature in 2013. The Bone Season is her first novel and has been sold in twenty-one countries. It is being developed for film by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish at Imaginarium Studios. Follow Samantha Shannon on Twitter @say_shannon and on her blog: www.samanthashannon.co.uk.

Review of The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Review: Yes, I finally read it and understand the pain of all of the readers of the series when they saw the movie. I really think Tolkien wanted to be a comedian while writing this book because of all the times Gandalf just has stuff to do and the anti-climatic stuff that just kept happening and no one questioned it! This book drove me nuts but I still loved it. Partly due to Martin Freeman being Bilbo Baggins and Benedict Cumberbatch being Smaug, because come on who is Not thinking of SHERLOCK through out the whole thing! I know I could not stop thing Smauglock, and some people think fangirls are not scary.
Anyway, Tolkien likes to drag down his readers with too much detail but only true fans and dedicated readers will be able to prevail. It also helps that the story plot is one of the most AMAZING ever written!

4 out of 5 stars.
365 pages.
Young Adult.
Houghton Mifflin.

Summary: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent
( Summary from goodreads)

 

Review of Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines
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 Review: Another great fun read by Abbi Glines, it seems that she has done it again! I just don’t know where Glines comes up with all these plot lines and great characters all the time. Sadie and Jax are no exception to her brilliance and story telling. By the end of the book readers will be left craving for more from the Sea Breeze group and will be anxious to see what happens to Jax and Sadie.
The plot is able to keep readers interested without getting too boring, sometimes just a little lull, but then it picks right back up again with the sweet love time Jax and Sadie are able to get in. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series, and cant wait to see what other great plots Abbi Glines has up her sleeves.

3 out of 5 stars.
333 pages.
Youngish adult/ New adult.
Mature content and themes.
Simon Pulse.

Summary: Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie were normal and if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax, but he fights his attraction: Relationships never work in his world, and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless—and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out.

 

Review of The Value of X (Rickey and G-Man #1) by Poppy Z. Brite

The Value of X (Rickey and G-Man #1) by Poppy Z. Brite
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Review: Very interesting read, nothing quite like I have ever read before and can’t wait to read more of. The story is down to earth with problems that real world people really go through, such as coming out of the closet, dealing with others harsh view of your life, and making a relationship work through all of theses, with the added bonus is long distance. Rickey and Gary are very much in love and best friends, this is what makes the story so intriguing. It also makes it hard to put the book down or slow down while reading it to make it last.3 out of 5 stars.
200 pages.
Adult themes and mature content.
Subterranean Press.Summary: Gary and Rickey grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward, products of New Orleans as surely as Community Coffee or the Superdome. Friends since childhood, they become lovers at age 16 and must deal with the realities of being gay in a hardscrabble neighborhood, a traditional Catholic family, and the restaurant kitchens where they’ve begun to work.

 

Review of Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamora Pierce
9394691Review: Ok, so one of my friends got me this book just so I would finally read. Don’t get me wrong I love books, I love holding them, taking care of them, and reading them more than anything. But this does not mean I want to read every single book ever written, just cause you liked the book and I love to read, does not mean I want to read it.
This book though, was very good, I quite loved it and wish to read the rest of the series because Alanna is very badass. This still does not mean I want to read everything or have time to read everything that people recommend to me. But for this friend of mine I will read any and everything she gives me to read, it just might take some time but I will read it.
Anyway, I’m done ranting and praising my friend. On to the book! Where was I, Oh! That’s right Alanna the badass, well she certainly is for being a preteen and a girl. Because if your looking for inspirational female characters look no further, Alanna is your girl, or should I say boy. Since she dresses and pretends to be her brother to learn to be a knight. This may not seem like an original story plot, for a girl to pretend to be a boy/ her brother to get what she so desperately wants. Though this book will make you think differently and is able to give its own twist and turns to the plot to set up for further novels in the story of Alanna.

4 out of 5 stars.
272 pages.
Young adult.
Atheneum Books.

Summary: In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be a knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her twin brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at the palace of King Roald. But the road to knighthood, as she discovers, is not an easy one. Alanna must master weapons, combat, and magic, as well as polite behavior, her temper, and even her own heart.

Review of Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
10325702_281581938678297_2676686594396502416_nReview: Not what I was expecting after seeing the movie. Which I know is awful to assume, since everyone knows that the book is always right and better then the movie, which this is.
The book really changes how you saw the characters before, some in a bad way and others in a great way. Jones is able to flip everything that she sets up for her readers in the beginning of the book and have you pulling at your hair with frustration. But she does add the moments that keep you smiling and laughing at Sophie and Howls bickering and other antics toward one another.
By the end of the book you wont be able to keep the tears of happiness and love that you feel for the characters at bay any longer. Even though the book and the award winning movie cant be even more different, they both add to old of the most beloved story’s ever told.

5 out of 5 stars.
429 pages.
Young adult.
Greenwillow Books.

Summary: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

Review of Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) by Alice Clayton

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Review:There is so much hype about this book, so I finally broke down and bought it. It is everything and more then any hype could dream of surrounding. I still cant believe how fast the chapters went by when reading it, I still wish I was reading it for the first time again. The book is really this great guys, I mean I stayed up till 4am reading it and laughing so hard I was crying. I don’t know about anyone else, but I haven’t stayed up this late to read a good book in about a year and a half.
Anyway back to the awesomeness of the book, the main character Caroline is a hoot. First, she talks about herself, her body, and parts of her body in different persons, making you think she’s nuts for giving all of these their own personalities. Secondly, her cat thinks he is the bomb that no one can resist. And finally, she wont stop sniffing the SWEATER!!! You will only find out what this means when you read the book, trust me, you will pee yourself it’s so funny.
Also the other main character Simon Cough* the most sexiest, clever, smart mouth MAN ever* Cough. Once he is introduced into the book, you’ll have to keep fanning yourself because how he is described is all OMG the time. He also is a great character to balance out Caroline and together they are an amazing couple and main characters that will leave you breathless with how much they fit together and how hilarious they are when ever near each other.
Alice Clayton knows what she is doing, and where she is going with her characters. This is one of the authors you will just have to put all your faith into because there will never come a time to doubt her.

10 out of 5 stars.
365 pages.
New adult and Mature content.
Gallery Books.

Summary: The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…