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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer

Welcome to my tour stop for Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer. This is a New Adult contemporary recommended for ages 16+.  The tour will consist of reviews, with a few guest posts and interviews.

Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer
To nineteen-year-old high school dropout Travis Walker, women are like snowflakes--each one different, but beautiful in her own way. He can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he'll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot. When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers, enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love for the first time ever. But he keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him back if she knows the truth about him….


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My Review:
I received Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer from the publishers for a blog tour, and this is my honest review.

I am really glad that I chose to be apart of this tour, because I really enjoyed the book. It was a break from the dark books I have been reading lately which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. The book was about a teenager named Travis who was about to drop out of high school, and was having a really rough time dealing with everything going on in his life. There were only a few characters actively involved in the book which made it better because it wasn’t hard to follow at all.

When we first met Travis I was disgusted because he seemed like one of those crappy guys who treats girls like crap 24/7. But the author did an amazing job transforming his character from the very beginning of the book all the way to the last page. I loved watching Travis change right before my eyes it was pretty magical. He went from a low life high school dropout who played with girls’ heads, to a man in love with a great job and his life back on track.

I couldn’t stop turning the pages, the whole time I was reading this book. I never wanted to put it down because I always wanted to know what was going on with Travis, like how his mother was, if he was going to get evicted, or how Zoey was. All the characters were great and I could not get enough of them!

Zoey was great, she is the kind of girl I want to be. Strong and she was not about to take crap from any guy especially Travis. The relationship between Travis and Zoey was nowhere near perfect but it ended perfectly!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Cover Reveal: Goodbye To You by A.J. Matthews


By A.J. Matthews

New Adult Romance

Release July 1, 2014

Published by Swoon Romance

Europe? Nope. Mexico? Nope. Key West?

Not me. This summer, I’m playing nursemaid to my sister. Yeah, I know. Relatively good looking twenty-two-year-olds don’t spend the summer bedside in the cancer ward but, that’s the plan. Until my sister threatens me with bodily harm unless I get on the plane.

That’s when I met him. He likes me. Really likes me. But more than that, he loves my boobs — like can’t get enough. I have no idea how to tell him that they’ll be gone soon. Courtesy of a preventative double mastectomy. Yep. That’s what testing positive for the breast cancer gene mutation will do to a girl.

But don’t feel sorry for me. I’m enjoying him, holding on until the last possible minute, while I muster up the strength to tell him, and watch him walk away.

You can find the author on Goodreads here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Release Day Event: Lost In Me by Lexi Ryan

Get ready for NYT Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan’s new series Here and Now! The first novel in the series, LOST IN ME, is a sexy New Adult contemporary romance released April 7th!

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LOST IN ME is on SALE for just .99 cents the first week of release as a fan appreciation from the author!

LOST IN ME is the first book in the Here and Now series, a spin-off of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Hope series. This sexy amnesia love triangle is intended for mature readers.

The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush—the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost…perfect.

But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine—planning a wedding to a man I don’t remember dating, attempting to run a business I don’t remember starting—the clearer it becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I’ve always wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don’t even know I have?

I need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants me for himself.

LOST IN ME is not a standalone novel, as the story continues in Here and Now book two, FALL TO YOU, releasing in June.

Guest Post:

The Here and Now Series
By Lexi Ryan

“Do you know what retrograde amnesia is? Because I just learned about it and I have this story idea…” This was few years ago on call with my critique partner.  The conversation was supposed to be about the book I was finishing, but I was distracted by this shiny new story idea.
The kernel of the idea was there, born from my fascination with retrograde amnesia. A woman wakes up in the hospital and is engaged to a man she remembers (though she doesn’t remember getting engaged…doesn’t remember anything from the last year, in fact). She’s in the days approaching her wedding…but there’s this other guy. This guy who seems to know things about her life that no one else does. This guy who’s in love with her and doesn’t want her to marry her fiancĂ©. This guy she doesn’t rememberand yet feels connected to somehow.
I carried this kernel of a story idea with me. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it or whose story it was. I never know much about my plot when I start writing. Instead, I start with emotion and character, and I was fascinated with how it would feel to wake up and think you had to perfect life, think you’d finally gotten everything you wanted…but have no memory of how you got there.
Meanwhile, I was also carrying the character of Hanna with me.  Hanna who has struggled with her weight her whole life, who’s totally in love with a guy she grew up with but believes herself to be completely unworthy. I met Hanna while I was first writing Maggie’s story (now Unbreak Me), and I knew from the beginning she needed her own story.
Then, one day while I was writing a scene in Wish I May that had Hanna pining for Max, the puzzle pieces floating around in my head clicked together. Since I’d already written about Max and already “met” Asher’s musician friend Nate Crane in my mind (I know, writers are weird), the rest of the premise fell into place. I knew not only that I needed to write this sexy amnesia love triangle for Hanna but that it had so many twists and turns it was going to take me more than one book to tell it. And so the Here and Now series was born—a series where the main character has to choose between the two incredibly sexy guys that want her. How do you make the right choice for your future when you can’t remember your own secrets?
I hope you’ll check out Lost in Me, book one of the Here and Now series.

About the Author

Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cover Reveal: Love And Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Alexander

Love and Other Unknown Variables
Release Date: 10/07/14
Publisher: Entangled Teen

No official summary yet…

About the Author:
Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife, mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. Math makes her break out in a sweat. Love and Other Unknown Variables is her debut novel.  She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family. You can follow her at or on Twitter @shanlalexander.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted over at Should Be Reading. And this is where we show off what we're reading and give a little teaser from the book as well!

Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer
Release Date: March 15, 2013
Synopsis: To nineteen-year-old high school dropout Travis Walker, women are like snowflakes--each one different, but beautiful in her own way.

He can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he'll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot.

When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers, enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love for the first time ever. 

But he keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him back if she knows the truth about him…

"I was at the community center when I first smelled the fire. The lunch service hadn't started yet, so I walked outside to look northeast in the direction of the mountains. Smoke filled the sky.

I hope you all enjoyed this teaser! Leave me links to yours below!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review: Model Position by Kitsy Clare

Model Position by Kitsy Clare
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Release Date: February 16, 2014
# of Pages: 85
Book Format: e-Book
Synopsis: For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble?

Sienna is a beautiful, talented artist poised on the precipice of soaring into the glamorous, yet cutthroat Manhattan art scene.

Dave Hightower is a hooked-up, handsome heir to the hippest gallery in NYC, Gallery Hightower.

Erik is the live drawing model with his sizzling green eyes fixed only on Sienna.

Three’s a crowd, so Sienna must make a choice: date Dave and ride the fast track to landing a show at Gallery Hightower and hobnobbing with the art glitterati, or follow her heart and take a chance with Erik, the stunning male model who’s stealing her heart. But Erik has some worrisome secrets, and who in their right mind would make live modeling their career? 

Dare Sienna throw away her chances of hitting it big to follow her heart?

My Review:
I received Model Position by Kitsy Clare from the publisher and this is my honest review. 

When asked to review this short novella I was excited because I have been meaning to read more adult books lately and getting on that was short enough for me to read in one sitting was great because of how little time I have to read lately! The book was awesome and by the end I was definitely wanting more! Now I am not sure if this is going to be a series or if it was just a short book to get readers ready for this new author, I will have to do a little research on that. 

Model Position was a cute sort of love/ambition story about a girl named Sienna who is an aspiring artist. Her character was okay, I did not really fall in love with her for a few reasons. The first is because in the beginning she was into her friend Dave, but as the story went on she was more or less using him for the people he knew which was not cool, people that do that just do not strike me as good people. Also we did not really get to know her as much as readers should get to know their main characters. The deepest thing we got was that her mother had been through like 3 divorces and that Sienna really liked being an artist. I was really hoping to get to know her a little better. 

To be honest I liked Dave even though I imagine some people would say he was arrogant and a jerk. But I feel like I felt for him because Sienna was treating him kind of crappy so I definitely liked Dave, I feel like we learned more about him and the other male character then we did about the actual main character. I find it funny that I feel like this now because looking back at the notes I took while reading I said I did not like dave because he seemed like a rich jock but I guess I changed my mind huh?

I just have to give Erik his own paragraph because I just fell in love with his character. In the beginning I was kind of like “yeah he is definitely a player and she is stupid for getting close to him” but he proved me very very wrong so I was very happy about that. The author did a great job describing him as well I had to keep myself from drooling over him while reading.

Overall the book was just what I was looking for. It had the perfect amount of romance and regular character activity which in this case would be art. Although the book ended abruptly which angered me because I was getting into the part it ended on. Everything else about the book I enjoyed I just wish it would have had a better more satisfying ending.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In My Mailbox 95 + Weekly Wrap Up

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren and what you do is show off the books you have received throughout the week!

The Books:
Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire & Douglas Smith
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
Requiem For A Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. My Story by Katherine Tarbox
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
Still Me by Christopher Reeve
Dancing On The Edge by Han Nolan
Jays Journal by Beatrice Sparks (Anonymous)
The Wild Girls Club by Anka Radakovich
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
Lasher by Anne Rice
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
My So Called Life by Catherine Clark 
The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter

Weekly Wrap Up:

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Book Spotlight: Miss Mabels School For Girls by Katie Cross
Cover Reveal: Discovery by Brina Courtney

Blog Tours/Hops: 

Leave me links to your IMM or haul posts down below, I'd love to come check them out! :)