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Wishlist Wednesday # 23

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper. It is the place to showcase one book that has been on our wishlist.

On My Wishlist is: The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Blurb from Amazon:
A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!

When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle’s world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.

I’m loving the sound of this novel. The cover is somewhat interesting but a “peculiar community” and asylum is a better pitch sale. Plus, I’m all for genius/lunatic inventor because they have interesting theories about the workings of the world.

Promo Post: The Rising Moon by Nilsa Rodriguez

Title: The Rising Moon
Author: Nilsa Rodriguez
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA Paranormal
Format: E-book
Source:  FMB Book Tours
Pub. Year: 2012
Purchase: Amz/ B&N/ Smashwords

Blurb from Goodreads:
How many lives do you have to live to realize that love is stronger than time and death?

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Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different. Some might even say cursed.

With the help of her best friend, Ryan Woodruff, she begins to unlock the secrets of her families past and discover answers that prove more startling than she ever imagined. Not only was she a werewolf, but a reincarnation of the immortal werewolf, a werewolf with immense powers beyond any of her kind. A werewolf that if discovered by the Lobison’s to have returned, can jeopardize both Lia and those she love.

As destiny finds her love does too…and they couldn’t be more different. Torn between Lyle Ulric, the charming werewolf whose bloodline is as ancient and powerful as her own. And Adam Ambrose, the mysterious and alluring vampire who’s determined not to allow fate or anyone tear their love apart again.

Lia has to make a choice… Destiny or Love…Run or Fight…Live or Die

Wishlist Wednesday # 22

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper. It is the place to showcase one book that has been on our wishlist. Click on the image if you feel like joining in on the fun.

On My Wishlist is: Solstice by Donna Burgess

Blurb from Amazon:
On the eve of winter Solstice, a massive flash envelopes the Earth and then there is nothing. The sun no longer shines and civilization is plunged into unending darkness. Those exposed to the mysterious flash have changed—they have become bloodthirsty, cunning, and determined to devour anyone who is not infected. They are Ragers.

In Sweden, a group of uneasy travelers hears a broken broadcast. There is hope.
Something called Sanctuary waits, but it is thousands of miles away, somewhere on the shores of the British Isles.

Meanwhile, in a London supermarket, a high school English teacher from the States finds himself stranded along with a handful of students on a senior trip. Outside, hoards of hungry Ragers await, ready to tear them limb from limb. Their only hope is to find Sanctuary.

That is an amazing cover. I love how blue and wintery it is. Winter is one of my favorite seasons. I think her shoulder is at a weird angle though.

Wishlist Wednesday # 21

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper. It is the place to showcase one book that has been on our wishlist. Click on the image if you feel like joining in on the fun.

On My Wishlist is: Here (On the Otherside) by Denise Grover Swank

Blurb from Amazon:

Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.

Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really from.

I like the cover. It is so creepy. The blurb is interesting but I’m not sure what to think about it. Could it have paranormal elements? Is it a medical/government conspiracy? Alternate reality? Maybe all three.

Promo Post and Giveaway (INT): Boy Who Dreams by M. Cesar

Title: Boy Who Dreams
Author: M. Cesar
Series: Destiny Awaken # 1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: E-book
Source:  VBT Café Tour
Pub. Year: 2012
Purchase: Smashwords

Blurb from Smashwords:

Jordan a sixteen year old boy begins to be haunted by several dreams as he returns to school after his holidays.

Events come quick and fast as a death forces Jordan to realize that something weird is happening. With help from those around him he starts to understand that his dreams are showing him the future. Then things start to spiral out of control as an unknown enemy haunts him in his dreams and in his real life.

As his friends start to mysteriously vanish without any explanation, he has to overcome his fears of the unknown, and face a reality that he is not just a normal boy, but someone that is walking a destiny foretold thousands of years ago.

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GIVEAWAY TIME:
I’m giving away 5 e-book copies of this novel. That’s right, 5. All you have to do is leave a comment with your e-mail and what format (Mobi, Epub or PDF) you would like. Being a twitter follower will give you one extra bonus point.

Good luck.

Wishlist Wednesday # 20

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper. It is the place to showcase one book that has been on our wishlist. Click on the image if you feel like joining in on the fun.

On My Wishlist is: Beta by Rachel Cohn

Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.

Elysia’s purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island’s workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.

At first, Elysia’s life is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne’s human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island’s flawless exterior, there is an under­current of discontent among Demesne’s worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care—so why are overpowering sensations cloud­ing Elysia’s mind?

If anyone discovers that Elysia isn’t the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happi­ness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she’s always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.

I love the flower on her face. Plus, the purple eyes, a very nice shade of purple, are captivating. The blurb itself sounds pretty interesting. It is a dystopian world masquerading as a utopian world which are always fun to delve into. Perfection is always elusive but it is fun (and highly dangerous) to attempt to capture it. I’m curious as to her status of being a clone, does that mean she is a machine or is she biologically compatible with humans. Weird question but that is how I think.

First in a Series Giveaway (INT)

First in a Series Reading Challenge was the first challenge that I completed. In order to celebrate that little accomplishment, I’m going to give away one book from the list below.

Out of 30 books, the 15 below are my favorite. Clicking on the titles of the books will take you to my review of the book but more importantly, will provide the blurb for the book.

Row 1: Death Note, The Faustian Host, Intangible, The Earth Painter, Bizenghast Vol. 1

Row 2: Wasteland, Halo of the Damned, Finding Alice, Memento Nora, Across The Universe

Row 3: XXXHolic, Dead Witch Walking, Hollowland, Glass House, All’s Fair in Vanities War

Shinigami

Prophecy

Pychic

Powers

Ghosts

Angels

Angels

Angels

Dystopia

Dystopia

Witch

Witch

Hollowland

Zombies

Vampire

Mythology

Mandatory entry: Leave a comment stating what book you would like to win.

Extra entries can be earned by being a Twitter Follower (1+), a Goodreads friends (+1), or an e-mail follower (+2). Links are on your left.

It is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway. One of you will win one book from the list above.

GOOD LUCK! GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner will be announce soon.

Happy Fourth of July!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

AmeriCat By LunarLeafSoul

I love the fourth of July. It’s Independence Day. There is no better way to celebrate it than by watching fireworks all night long and watching re-runs of Independence Day.  I love that movie. I usually head to the local high school where a fireworks show is held. After that, I head home and burn fireworks with my siblings. And continue watching  Independence Day It’s great fun.

I’m going to add something new to the celebration. I’m going to attend a parade. Hopefully, it is great. Right now, I have to go to sleep so I can make it to the parade.

Enjoy your Fourth of July (Hetalia-styled)

Promo Post: Pack of Lies

Title: Pack of Lies
Author: Sara Dailey, Staci Weber
Series: The Red Ridge Pack
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pub: 2012
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Nobles

Blurb from Amazon:
Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.

Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate.

 

 

 

Wishlist Wednesday # 19

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper. It is the place to showcase one book that has been on our wishlist. Click on the image if you feel like joining in on the fun.

On My Wishlist is: Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Blurb from Amazon:
Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.

Lightning addict! That is all I have to say. No, that is amazing. I have never read a book that has a lightning addict. I like lightning or thunderstorms but I don’t want to be struck by lightning. I’m curious as to how the addiction started and I hope the explanation doesn’t disappoint.