Cover Reveal: LOVE IN THE TIME OF THE DEAD by Tera Shanley

Love in the Time of the Dead
by Tera Shanley
Genre:  Adult Supernatural/Zombie Romance
  Expected Publication October 22nd 3013 by Omnific Publishing

Laney Landry has been fighting Deads alongside her brother and friends for three years. But she has a secret. She's immune to Dead bites and has to find the right people to trust with the information. Her team rallies around her to find a doctor who can extract a vaccine from Laney which could fight the virus that ended the world.

Sean Daniels leads a colony that provides her team with much needed shelter and supplies. He is obviously interested in Laney. The question is whether he's only intrigued by her as a source for the possible vaccine, or for something more. Tests for the cure might push her body beyond what it can endure, and just as she faces a ghost from her past, her longtime teammate Derek Mitchell hints at an interest in more than just her Dead slaying abilities.

Two honorable and alluring men - one colossal decision to make. Despite historically bad taste in men, can she rise above the chaos of the apocalypse and choose the one who deserves her heart? The right choice could mean the difference between surviving...and living.


Tera Shanley

Born and raised in small town Texas, Tera Shanley grew up in books. Her cousin gifted her a signed copy of Beauty by Bill Wallace when she was young and that was it for her. So smitten was she with getting lost in a story, that while other eleven year olds her age were groaning at the accelerated reader program in school, she was racking up the points just for fun.

Balancing chronic book-wormyness is her devotion to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping - her soul is happiest out of doors. And lucky for Tera, her family feels the same. She grew up a wild child helping her grandma ranch cattle, and has a hundred memories out in the wilderness which tend to influence her books.

When she's not eating chocolate, slinging rifles, or soaking up some sun, she's lost in a book, but these days it's more often one she's writing. From historic western romance, to paranormal romance, to apocalyptic (zombie) romance, the genre doesn't matter quite as much to her as the love story.

She currently lives with her husband and two young children, and is owned by two crazy mini-cujos.
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Book Blast + Giveaway: ETERNAL STERLING by Angela Corbett

Eternal Sterling
by Angela Corbett
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Published December 2nd 2011 by Pendrell Publishing

A love so strong, even eternity can't separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.

All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.


Angela Corbett

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy.


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Book Review: NO ONE'S ANGEL by Kelly Walker

No One's Angel
by Kelly Walker
Series: Chadwell Hearts #1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published September 6th 2013 by Kelly Walker
Format Acquired: eARC
Source: received from Author (Thanks, Kelly!)
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Tess used to spend more hours than she'd care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels, and she traded her virtual heaven for a real-life hell. Now she's on the run from a past she won't talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she's never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can't help knowing the one-night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.

But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they'll first have to deal with the past that hasn't forgotten her any more than she's forgotten it--and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.

I never imagined two individuals to fall inlove through an online game. I've played some online games before but I never really got in touch with the other players. I didn't make friends with them personally. I don't even care if they're online or been gone for a long time. I just focus on my character, skills and level.

So, upon reading the plot of this book, I was immediately interested. I was curious on how a relationship, even friendship, was built through an online game. Despite the fact that they haven't even seen each other.

Is it just some kind of virtual love? Or true love?

Tess, or Angel (her username) ran away from her boyfriend, Nick's hands. She's a battered and abused girlfriend. Her choices and freewill were taken away from her, leaving her broken, or should I say shattered. She finally gathered the courage and took the consequences to ran away from him. She was so afraid that he'd find her and kill her, she ended up at the front door of a friend she made through an online game, whose name is Arion.
"Sadness, guilt, and despair consume me. I know I'm no one's angel, because if I had wings I'd wings I'd fly away, and I wouldn't stop until I eventually soared above the pain."
Axel, or Arion (his username) is very sexy and as hot as hell. When she met Angel for the first time, he was so shocked because he didn't expect her to show on his front door. He didn't even believe she was real and that he'd ever get to meet her in person. He accepted Angel to his apartment, as well as to his life, whole-heartedly. He promised to protect her in any way he can, even thought she's still hesitant to tell him the whole story of the past she ran away from. I love how he became so protective about her, and how he was able to understand the situation she was in. He's open and willing to wait until Angel is finally ready to open up.
Reading this book, I felt Angel's pain. The author was able to bring me into her world. I just hate it that she cannot find it in her heart to trust Arion. I mean, why did she ran to him if she can't trust him in the first place? Fortunately, Arion is a very understanding guy. He wanted to give back everything that was taken away from Angel, especially her own choices. He won't let Angel disappear again in his life. Not this time that he finally saw her, and fell inlove with her. He will do everything to pick up the pieces of Angel's heart and make her whole again.
"I know he took your past, Angel, and I know it hurts. I don't want to take anything from you, I only want to share your future."
I was, and still, captivated by the story. The character I loved most is Arion. Not all guys are as patient and understanding as him. He's the perfect boyrfriend material - sexy, hot, protective, patient, understanding - swoon worthy, indeed. Angel's very lucky to have him. He didn't care about her past, even when he learned her deepest secrets. All he wanted is to take her away from that life, and keep her.

This book touched some sensitive issues, and I like how the author brought it justice. A lot of girls have been through Angel's position, overwhelmed by fear. This books tells us that no matter how broken you are, there will always be a person who's willing to understand, accept, and forgive you for who you are and what you did. It tells that we should always learn to accept what we did and be brave enough to face it. Our past lets us learn from our mistakes, so we should not just run away and find an escape from it.


Kelly Walker

Kelly Walker is a YA and NA author of several romantic titles, including the Souls of the Stones series. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her two children share their Virginia home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.

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"You'll always be my Angel. If I have to, I'll build you new wings..."


Book Review: FAKING IT by Cora Carmack

Faking It
by Cora Carmack
Series: Losing It #2
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published June 4th 2013 by William Morrow Company

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.


This is so much better than the first book, Losing It. I never thought I'd fall inlove with Cade's personality more than I fall for Garrick. He's just so... swoon worthy...

I actually pity him, knowing he was friendzoned by his bestfriend, Bliss, choosing Garrick over him. It must be hard for him to see them together, and that he moved to a place where he can always meet them by any chance.
"Pain changes us. Mine made me want to be perfect, so that no one would ever want to leave me again."
Then here comes the new girl, Max. A rebel, vocalist of a her band, piercings and tattoos. Max have an issue with her parents, regarding n accident that happened between her and her sister years ago. When she learned that they came to visit her and meet her boyfriend, she panicked. She asked Cade to pretend as her boyfriend to meet her family, because she's afraid to introduce her current boyfriend because she knew her parents would never approve of guys like him. Take note, Max asked Cade the very first time they met! Talk about guts, huh.

I felt bad for Max, because she can't be herself for her family. She can't show who she is, what she is, and what she likes. This gave her so much pain, wearing a mask in front of the people who should be accepting who and what she is. That accident changed her life bigtime. And everytime it flashes back to her, it hurts more and more.

That is until she met Cade. She didn't expect that someone like him exists. She never thought a guy like him would be selfless for a girl like her. He understands her more than any other people in her life. Cade made her realize that she's brave, fearless. That she should've never let that accident change the way she lived. That she should've never let fear get along her way. He made her feel strong.
"Your pain made you strong. It made you passionate and alive. It made us both who we are."
I love how they totally managed to fake it. I can personally relate to the story because me and my boyfriend started everything between us by faking it too. This made me feel the things I felt four years ago, pretending to be together in front of many people. Eventually, just like Max and Cade, we ended up realizing we fell inlove with each other along the way.

This book is about falling in love, pain, and moving on. It taught me that all things happen for a reason. This is a clear evidence that people in our lives come and go. And when someone we thought we cannot live without left us, we should never forget that there is someone better that will come into our lives. Someone we deserve, and someone who deserves our love more than our past.

We cannot always mourn for the past. Rather, we should accept it. It makes us a better person and prepare us for greater things that are yet to come in the future.

The search is over, finally, I was able to read a book about something I wanted to read long time ago.

Accept the past. Live for the future.


Cora Carmack

 Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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"I'm grateful that the past is past, and the future is ours to make."


Swoon Worthy Saturday #2

Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by Hazel of Stay Bookish where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

And for my Swoon Worthy Saturday post, let me introduce you to Mathias/Nick from Legacy of a Dreamer by Allie Jean!

Huge thanks to the author for giving me a copy of the book for an honest review! Read my review of Legacy of a Dreamer here.


1. Mathias is an angel (a fallen one, though)

2. He's an imaginary werewolf, named Nick, made by Chantal before she learned about his real existence. He was her imaginary confidante about almost everything, like being bestfriends. He always made her feel safe and never alone.

3. A very caring and affectionate guy.

4. He's the perfect gentleman. When he's not yet fully introduced to Chantal, he had all the chances to peek at Chantal getting dressed, but he never did that.

5. He will do everything to protect her.

7. Mathias may look brave and strong, but he has a soft heart for kids, like Lydia.

7. Of course, since he's a warrior angel, he is sexy and hot.

"Did you touch the lady?" Nick asked.
"I don't recall it being any of your business." Tony said.
"Anything that happens to this woman is my business." Nick retorted.

She felt Mathias tense as he pulled her tighter against him.
"I will protect you," he pledged, his voice filled with utter dedication. . .
"I know you will," she said.


"You know," Mathias said, clearing his throat and sounding uncomfortable. "I take my duty quite seriously, watching over my charge, but I never watched you without honor. Getting dressed, I mean. I always retreated back into the Shade when you were... well, you know... indisposed."


"I could easily see myself falling in love with you," he whispered it and couldn't even be sure she'd heard him right. "You're kind and beautiful. You have an amazing heart and strength. A true warrior. Why wouldn't I fall for you?"


"I need you to be safe, Chantal. I couldn't bear if something happened to you."
"I'm here, Mathias." she whispered against his lips. "Just keep me by your side. I know that's where I've always been safe."

And how about you? Who's your Swoon Worthy Saturday book boyfriend? Comment the link to your post to let me know! :)


(ARC) Book Review: SIA by Josh Grayson

by Josh Grayson
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Expected Publication November 20th 2013

When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.


The beginning of the story caught my attention. Sia woke up on a bench at a park, with no idea about herself. She got scared of going to the police, thinking about the consequences she might face. Instead, she went being homeless. She met homeless people, and learned about their way of life. She made a friend with a woman named Carol, who became her guardian angel while she's on the road to nowhere.

That is until she was involved in an accident which led her to her parents. She found out she was living like a princess, a spoiled, mean, rude princess before she lost her memory. She hated her past and did her best to change the way people from her past look at her. She wanted to change into a better person.

Things happened way too fast, even though some of it were predictable. I guess I should've pitied Sia, by I honestly didn't. She easily moved on and found new friends from the group she once referred to as losers. I don't get it why these people accepted her so easily (although they were giving her suspicious looks at first).

Some Hollywood stars were featured in this book since Sia's father was said to be in that business world. But there's one thing that happened in the story that made me feel meh. Clue: about her memory loss. If you want to find out what it is, I'd still recommend this for you to read. Maybe it's just not my type of story since it's not new to me anymore.

I wasn't expecting much from this book but I didn't expect the way Sia's story flowed. I requested for this book because I was captured by the cover, and the mystery behind her memory loss. But in the end, I wasn't satisfied.

Let's say that the idea of the whole story was good and inspiring, but any other writer can write the exact flow. The idea is very common and there are books and movies out there with exact same concept.


Josh Grayson

Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, admin. assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).

Sia is his debut YA novel. 

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Cover Reveal: ISAURA by Ruth Silver

by Ruth Silver 
Series: Aberrant #3
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Expected Publication December 2013 by LazyDay Publishing for e-book copies
and Patchwork Press for print copies  


Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands, as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by those she trusted. With a race against time, her life and those she loves are in jeopardy.

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Ruth Silver

Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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