Saturday, March 1, 2014

Stacking the Shelves # 41

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

So, this week I added:


Yeah, with the movie due for release, I decided it was time I read this series.

And from Amazon:


Okay! So what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Swoon Thursday #79 ~ Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Crash Into You
(Pushing the Limits #3)

Katie McGarry

First - The Blurb:

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane 

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind. 

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look. 

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

Second - The Swoon:

"Kiss me."

Isaiah doesn't wait for my answer. Instead his lips meet mine and his arms wrap around my body. All the hesitancy I felt the first night we kissed evaporates like mist on the heels of a summer storm. Within seconds, out mouths open, and Isaiah slips his tongue against mine. I get lost, liking the way my body curves around his, liking the way my hands explore as if they have a mind of their own, and loving how Isaiah grips my hair while tracing my spine.

Tingles and shock waves and earthquakes and hurricanes. All of it takes place at the same time as our mouths move not nearly fast enough. Nothing seems fast enough. The closer I become, the closer Isaiah presses, and the more he presses, the more I want to crawl inside and live in this delicious world of warmth and fantastic hunger.

Third - My Thoughts:

I read Crash Into You for my February Jumble Your Genre Reading Challenge. You can read my thoughts here.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #78 ~ The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

The Fiery Heart

(Bloodlines #4)

Richelle Mead

First - The Blurb:

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

Second - The Tease:

One from Sydney's POV:

Five minutes later, Adrian showed up at my door.

"Damn," he said, kicking it shut. He grabbed hold of me and pushed me against the wall. "You have no idea what I've gone through today."

I put my arms around his neck and pulled him even closer. "Actually, I have a pretty good idea," I said, just before I met his lips in a crushing kiss.

And another from Adrian's POV:

"Come here, she said in a voice that offered no argument.

My feet moved me forward, but all I could see was her. No skill of mine, no artist anywhere, could've immortalized how gorgeous she was. It was impossible to believe she'd ever had any doubts about her body. The firelight shone on her skin, golden and perfect, making her look like some radiant goddess of legend. I wanted to kneel before her and offer eternal obedience.

Yeah wow! I really enjoyed this book, especially reading from Adrian's POV.  Really looking forward to Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below!

TBR Tuesday # 34 ~ Love Is Relative by Haven Francis

My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.

This week for me its:

Love Is Relative
(Defining Love#1)


Haven Francis

When Emily Winters returns home she thinks she knows what she's getting into. She's had three years to accept the fact that her former best friend/ love of her life/ boyfriend of exactly one day, Danny Donovan, is no longer any of those things to her. 

In fact there is a good chance he hates her. There is an even better chance that he is her half-brother. 

She thinks she knows what she is coming home to, but what she finds is the utter devastation that Danny's life has become thanks to the chain of events that Emily's mother set in motion three years ago. Danny has lost everything and Emily doesn't recognize the cold-hearted bad boy that Danny has become. 

And yet she can't help but love him. She can't help but want to make him happy again, to see that beautiful smile on his face again. She just needs him to let her back in. She just needs him to remember how much they need each other. 

Letting Emily back into his life is not easy for Danny. It’s not easy because, despite their sibling status, he still wants Emily, badly. It’s clear that she still wants him too. But Emily is good, Emily is better at pretending that she and Danny are friends. But the burning that erupts between her legs when she is around Danny is becoming a problem. For Danny, seeing Emily in pain is a problem… he could make it go away, if she would let him. 

The line that separates right from wrong becomes blurry and negotiable as they try to navigate around it. 

For a minute, lost in each other, happiness seems attainable as Danny and Emily attempt to shut out the rest of the world. But reality does not just disappear. Life goes on. 

Danny’s former best friend, Noah, is still trying to pick up the pieces every time Danny hurts Emily which, thanks to Danny’s recent sordid past, happens sometimes. 

Emily’s mother is still the reason that Danny’s mother is dead, his father is an alcoholic and he is a parent to his two younger siblings. 

And if Emily went by the opinions of her best friends, Nat and Jessa, she might be able to convince herself that what she is doing with Danny is okay, but she has to look into the eyes of her Grandpa and Grandma everyday knowing that what she and Danny are doing is wrong. 

When life in the small town of River Bluff becomes too much to handle, Danny and Emily are finally forced to deal, not only with their present, but also their past. When the truth of their sibling status is revealed will it tear them apart or allow them to finally be together in the only way they know how?

Yeah, I picked this one up from Amazon awhile back. Hoping to get around to reading it soon.

Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stacking the Shelves # 40

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

It was a light week for me this week. Only managed to add a few books to my shelf.


From Amazon:

From The Overdrive Library:

I just finished reading the first two books in this series so I'm looking forward to seeing how it all ends.

Okay! So what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.