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Monday, June 30, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #105

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey and is a great way for others to find out what you are planning to read this week and, best of all, see what others are reading
Read Last Week:
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African VillageGhana Must GoA Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2
Currently Reading:
Out of AfricaA Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 3
Up Next:
Kaffir Boy in America: An Encounter with ApartheidBetter Than Chocolate (Life in Icicle Falls, #1)
What are your reading plans for this week?

Quote-Tastic Monday #53

This one is simple and just about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from! Hosted by the FABULOUS Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)
Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force–a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.    
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 342 pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Publication Date: 1976
My Quote:
“It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world...on a windswept ocean beach. There was nothing but the soft roar of the waves.”  

*[Cover Reveal & Giveaway] Descend (Awakened Fate #2) by Skye Malone


Title: Descend
Series: Awakened Fate (Book Two)
Author: Skye Malone
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: August 4, 2014
Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter (
Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there.

Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon.

But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die, safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more powerful than she could have imagined.

And they’re not through with Chloe yet.
Awaken by Skye Malone
Book #1 in The Awakened Fate Series

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About Skye Malone

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn't actually exist.

Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.




*[Release Day Blitz & Giveaway] Crazy Dreams (Dreams #1) by Dawn Pendleton


Title: Crazy Dreams (Dreams #1)
Author: Dawn Pendleton
Release: June 30, 2014

  Stone Tucker has big dreams. Someday, he wants to be on a country radio station. Flash forward to reality, and Stone isn’t any closer to his dream than he was months ago when he left his high school sweetheart and hometown in Pennsylvania to move to Nashville. Every one back home thinks he’s going to fail, and unfortunately, Stone has started to believe it, too.
  Enter Ember Daniels.
  Ember lost her dad years ago in a car accident, and more recently, her older sister to leukemia. She’s had her fair share and then some of heartbreak and needs to get away from the modeling life her mother has been pushing on her. A summer trip to Nashville is just what she needs to find herself. She isn’t prepared for Stone, with his hot body and overall indifferent attitude toward her.
  One night can change everything, and with seemingly endless summer nights, Ember and Stone both discover exactly what they’re looking for.

Amazon iBooks  
Author Bio:

Dawn Pendleton spends her time between Maine and somewhere warm for the winter, dragging her husband and pup wherever she goes. A lover of travel, an avid reader, and a softie at heart, Dawn writes romance novels that face the dark reality of life, which is that not everyone gets a happily ever after right away.

Want to meet Dawn? Check out the list of Events she will be attending!

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*[Cover Reveal & Giveaway] Smolder (Witchbound #3) by Kelbian Noel

I'm excited to share the cover for Smolder, book three in The Witchbound series by Kelbian Noel.  This is a YA urban fantasy series and the first two books are Roots and Sprung.  Check out the gorgeous cover and then enter to win a $25 gift card!
Smolder Book Cover
Smolder (Witchbound #3) by Kelbian Noel
Calida Cevallos has never been special. In fact, as far as she’s concerned, there isn’t an exceptional bone in her body. But, this summer, she’ll discover extraordinary literally runs through her veins.
I’ve always been a burden. The girl people put up with, the one they tolerated. When I finally found someone who actually wanted me around, I couldn’t have be happier. But lately something’s been bubbling at the surface. Something wants to break free…and I’m afraid it’s me.
I love him. And, for a time, I thought I needed him. Now I’m not so sure. These days, I get the feeling I’m the one who’s needed. By whom? I’m about to find out.

Roots (Witchbound Book One)

 by Kelbian Noel

Seventeen-year-old Baltimore Land just wants to be normal, but magic has other plans.

I don’t consider myself a witch, that’s my parents’ thing. I’ve never really believed in magic either. Sure, I tried it a few times. Fell for the whole “magic happens” thing. But it didn’t happen to me. No amount of rhyming stopped my parents from moving me halfway across the country. Not one spell stopped me from being labeled the town freak.

And worst of all, no matter how many times I begged the Universe to bring my twin back, I was ignored. Until now.

He’s back all right. And in a magical bind of his own. Not the magic-won’t-work-for-me kind either. In fact, it’s working a little too well. Too dark. Too deep.

It turns out our entire family’s magical roots run just as deep and my brother didn’t end up where he is by accident. So I’m going to help him. But magic isn’t really on my side. Nope. Once I finally get the craft under control, I’m expected to abandon the one person in the world who’s closest to me, just to save myself.

Sprung (Witchbound Book Two)
by Kelbian Noel

Since she discovered magic, seventeen-year-old Skye Jackson’s life is almost perfect. Almost. Even perfect has its glitches.

What happens when the one with all the power makes the biggest mistakes? Welcome to my life.

Four months ago, I couldn’t have been happier. When my parents got divorced, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Especially when Mom married a guy half her age. But then I found out I wasn’t the average Joana. Discovering magic existed and, best of all, I could use it, made everything easier to deal with. That is until I got a little too spell happy. But what girl wouldn’t defend her best friend against a world-class creep? Now I’m stuck in a nightmare, forced to make life and death decisions I never dreamed I’d face.

Love the magic, hate the responsibility.

About the Author:
KelbianNoelKelbian Noel was born on a warm June night in Moncton, New Brunswick. From a very young age, she loved to read. She found herself engulfed in novels by Janette Oke and L.M. Montgomery, but never seemed to find herself in the pages. At the age of 11 she declared she would simply have to rewrite them, and become the youngest author in history. But life was full of baseball, homework, BFFs and boys. Decades later, having studied writing in college and pursued it as a career, she rediscovered her hobby. She is excited to introduce The Witchbound Series to the world with hopes someone will love this story as much as she does. Kelbian lives in Toronto, Ontario with her two children (where, thanks to a thick layer of smog, Junes are much warmer than they used to be).
She is the founder of and blogs there often, in the company of some pretty cool people.

$25 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Sunday Post #59

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead
Hey Folks!
Busy week on the blog last week and I'm hoping for another busy one this week. I'm finally catching up on some reviews I've been wanting to get to and I'm loving it.
Plans for this week mostly revolve around cleaning my office/library/craft room, organizing the kitchen and keeping an eye on my seedlings which did end up sprouting.
It's supposed to be really hot here this coming week so I hope you manage to stay cool wherever you are if you get hit by this heat wave.
Last Week on Turning the Pages:
Spotlight & Giveaway: Honest Love by CM Hutton
Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich
Book Haul:
Print from Publishers:
The Sweet Spot: A Novel
Won via Goodreads:
Solomon's Bride
From the Library:
The Great KarooThe Sixth Gun, Vol. 5: Winter WolvesAir, Vol. 3: PurelandA Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 3
Kindle Freebies:
Edge of the Heat (Westwood Harbor Corruption, #1)Centurion's Rise (Origins, #2)Endgame (Last Chance Series, Book 1)The Axeman's JazzTwilightUntil the Stars Fall from the SkyWhen I Break (When I Break, #1)StrayYou Make Me (Blurred Lines, #1)Pieces of Silver (Pieces of Silver #1)Life in a Rut, Love Not IncludedChances (Lucky Santangelo, #1)Storm (Storm MC, #1)Misled (Carnal Thirst, #1)A Rare Vintage (Wine Country Romance)Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts, #0.5)Aurora Sky (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, #1)The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire (The Cowboys of Chance Creek, #4)Guilty InnocenceThe Space Between (The Book of Phoenix, #1)The Chocolate Rose (Amour et Chocolat, #3; La Vie en Roses, #1)Forbidden (The Arotas Trilogy, #1)The Wedding Trap (Second Service, #1)Beauty from Pain (Beauty, #1)The Park Service (Park Service Trilogy #1)Lucas (Black Cougar, #1)Be the Death of Me (The Guardian Chronicles, #1)Rocky Mountain AngelsRules of Harte (Harte, #1)Extermination Day (Extermination Day, #1)One Sweet Summer (A Mermaid Isle Romance, #1)An Avalon Christmas: An Avalon Holiday NovellaHer Dakota Man (Dakota Hearts, #1)