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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: DESTINY'S FIRE!


The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

This week I've chosen something kind of new to me: Historical YA. Of course it's YA (gee surprise, right?!), but I've never read historical, so I'm venturing out (hey, I am!). And what better book to start with than...


DESTINY'S FIRE (no cover available)
by Trisha Wolfe
pub date 1/10/2012

product description from goodreads.com



Sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—a part of a nearly extinct race of Kythan descended from ancient guardians who protected the pharaohs of Egypt. As Shythe, they must keep their shape-shifting ability and electric power hidden from the humans of their steam-powered world.



It’s the year 2040 and the Shythe Council has lowered their barrier, allowing the Narcolym—the dominant race of Kythan whose Flame ushered in the steam era—to enter their haven. As the Narcolym airships get closer, Dez secretly trains for an attack that her best friend Jace believes is coming despite the Treaty Act. Not only is Dez wary of war, and her growing affection for Jace, but she fears the change her fast-approaching birthday will bring.



When her power rockets out of control, Dez knows she’ll never attend the Shythe Academy with her friends, and worse, her mother’s planning to run. But a Narco named Reese could change her fate . . . if she can trust him. After Dez discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, her guarded world crumbles. She’s forced to choose between the race who’s raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life.



DESTINY'S FIRE is an emotional journey of Dez’s struggle to overcome her fear and embrace her power—her destiny.




This one just sounds so cool, right? And the author is top-notch, too, so I know I'm gonna love it! And to top it off...it comes out on my birthday! (I think I know what I'll be buying myself!!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday...Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols!


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 the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!






He leaned over me. My body sparked again, like a match held to fuel that burst into flame all over. He pressed down on me. I leaned up to meet him. Our mouths met for that doozy of a kiss I'd been waiting for.
~pg. 505, Endless Summer/The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Must Reads!...THE BOYS NEXT DOOR!!



Monday Must Reads! is a feature I created to showcase books that I think you, well, Must Read! (ha!).

Today's selection is from one of my favorite authors. I only recently discovered her, thanks to my friends @MandieBaxter and @GReadsBooks (thanks ladies!), but so far I have loved everything I've read...and this one is no exception!





product description from goodreads.com


Cute, available, and one cabin over....


Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.


But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, the older Vader boy. This year Sean's been paying Lori a lot of attention, and not in a brotherly way.


But just as Lori decides to prove to Sean she's girlfriend material, she realizes that her role as
girlfriend to Adam may be even more important. And by trying so hard for the perfect summer romance, she could be going way overboard....



Great characters, excellent writing and fun, quirky, sexy story make this one a Must Read!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Turkey Day...see you Monday!




Just wanted to say a quick Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate! And to those of you who don't...Happy Thursday!! :-)

I'm taking a couple days off from the ol' blog, but I'll be back on Monday...have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Eternal Starling Giveaway Winner!




I first must say thanks to those of you who stopped by on Friday and commented on the Eternal Starling Blog Tour post...you guys rock!

Now, on to the winner!

Using random.org, the winner of the Eternal Starling giveaway (a signed ES bookmark and some awesome jewelry inspired by the book) is...





Krystal Larson!!

Congrats Krystal! If you will email me your mailing address (just click on my name for my email addy), I'll forward it on to the author Angela Corbett, and she'll get your prize out to you! For the rest of you who entered, sorry you didn't win this giveaway, but don't fret...



Because you're all winners!!


That's right! Angela was nice enough to send me some extra Eternal Starling bookmarks (not signed, but still awesome!), so if you would like me to send one out to you, please email me your mailing address!

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway, and be sure to pick up a copy of Eternal Starling when it's released on December 6th! (or, you can go ahead and pre-order a copy right here)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Eternal Starling Blog Tour Stop...with giveaways!!




Today I am so happy to be a part of the blog tour for my friend Angela Corbett's debut YA novel, Eternal Starling. Be sure to read through this post, because there are some awesome giveaways at the end!

Here's a bit about Angela...(as a side note...I have no clue why this section is highlighted in white...grr Blogger!)

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.

You can learn more about Angela and her writing through her website, Twitter, or Facebook!



And just in case you haven't heard of Angela's book, here's a bit about it...


Eternal Starling
by Angela Corbett
pub date 12/6/2011

product description from goodreads.com

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.

Sounds good, right? As part of the blog tour, I was lucky enough to read the ARC to review, so here it is!


My Review:

Angela Corbett's Eternal Starling is the story of Evangeline (Evie) Starling, a young, independent woman who is off to college with the hopes of a great life. Evie is such a great character that I instantly fell in love with. She's strong and opinionated and stands up for herself against two very strong, opinionated guys--Alex and Emil. Way to go, Evie!

And speaking of Alex and Emil? Oh, my! These two guys are so good and bad all rolled into one, and you literally don't know who to root for by the end! Alex seems to be Evie's best choice, right up until Emil shows his true colors. Then Evie (and the reader) is torn as to who is being honest with her and who she truly loves. Such a nice job, Angela!

Overall, Eternal Starling is a refreshing YA debut with a unique storyline and exciting action and characters that keeps you questioning what's truth and what's not, right up until the end...where it leaves you wanting more! I am more than happy to give it 5 stars, and recommend that you all pick up a copy as soon as it comes out!

Giveaways!!

Angela has been kind enough to offer up some really cool, unique jewelry and a signed Eternal Starling bookmark for me to give away today to one lucky commenter--how cool is that?! Wanna see what's up for grabs?

Isn't that awesome? So cool! Now, if you'd like to be entered to win this, it's really easy. Simply spread the word. See, told you it was easy! Either Tweet, or Facebook, or Blog post, or add Eternal Starling to your Goodreads TBR list...then come back here and comment with a link to how you spread the word. That's it!! I'll choose a winner and announce on Monday!


Also, Angela
will be hosting a Pre-Order Contest to win a Kindle! Anyone who pre-orders Eternal Starling can be entered to win--simply email Angela a photo of your receipt, or a copy of your email receipt for proof of purchase, to EternalStarlingContest@gmail.com. The Pre-Order Contest runs from November 1st until the Eternal Starling release date on December 6th, so get your copy pre-ordered now and enter to win!

And be sure to visit Once Upon A Twilight to follow along with the rest of the Eternal Starling tour!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols

The Boys Next Door
by Jennifer Echols
pub date 6/26/2007

product description from goodreads.com



Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends—including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori's always been one of the guys.



But while Lori and the "baby" brother, Adam, are inseparable friends, she can't deny a secret crush on Sean, the older Vader boy. This year Sean's been paying Lori a lot of attention, and not in a brotherly way.



But just as Lori decides to prove to Sean she's girlfriend material, she realizes that her role as girlfriend to Adam may be even more important. And by trying so hard for the perfect summer romance, she could be going way overboard....



My Review:


This is the third Jennifer Echols book that I've read and I have to say, it delivers! The Boys Next Door is a fun, quirky, humorous and sexy look into the life of Lori and her summertime job at a southern marina. Filled with great writing, great characters and some steam-inducing scenes, this one is not to be missed!

Lori is an excellent character in that she is strong and independent and comes into her own with a bit of humorous style. The one drawback I see in her is that sometimes...she's totally blind! (Can't tell you how, just read the book to find out!). But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed going along on her journey of discovery, laughing at her humor and cringing at her blatant ignorance to things right in front of her...haven't we all been there?! :-)

And in true Echols style, there of course are boys, boys, boys. The main one being Adam, who happens to be Lori's bff (love when they do that!). Adam is the youngest of the three Vader boys, so Lori relates to him the most (their bdays are only weeks apart), and the two grow up being super close. But things change the summer they turn sixteen, and seeing that play out was such fun!

My Rating:

I am happy to give The Boys Next Door 5 stars, and to say that if you're looking for a great time in the balmy Alabama heat, then you need to pick up this book!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: ANNA & the FRENCH KISS! (yeah, I know)

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

So as you could most likely tell from the title of this post, my WoW pick this week is a weird one. Mainly because it's been out for like a year. Yes, I am aware that I'm a loser when it comes to keeping up with my reading. :(

But, now that I will be gainfully unemployed in 3 weeks (cue the band!), I will have some time to catch up. And my plan? Start with...



Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
pud date 12/2/2010

product description from goodreads.com



Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.



As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?




Now I know most (if not all) of you have read this one, but I, alas, have not. So, excuse me while I say how excited I am to read this book!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: Touch by Jus Accardo

TOUCH
by Jus Accardo
release date 11/1/11

product description from goodreads.com



When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.



Except there's something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she'll turn to dust if he touches her.



It's not until Dez's father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there's more to this boy, and her father's "law firm," than she realized. Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation -- an organization devoted to collecting "special" kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons -- his entire life.



And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills.



The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they're caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.



A secret Kale will kill to protect.



My Review:

This book Rocks! Ahem, excuse me. Just had to get that out. Okay, TOUCH is the story of Dez, a strong, opinionated, no-holds-barred girl raised by a non-existent single father who happens upon a mysterious, hot guy in the woods. His name is Kale (well, sort of) and Dez is instantly drawn to him. And things only get better from there.

Kale is one of the best leading guys in YA . He's hot, and strong, and hot, and mysterious, and hot. Um, yeah, sorry again. But seriously, Kale is great. He has been basically locked away his entire life, so once he's out, everything is new and foreign to him, and Dez has to help him learn his way. While doing so, they both fall hard for each other, and the moments they share are enough to keep this book going by themselves, without any of the awesome action.

And speaking of action, TOUCH is loaded with it! Dez's father works for a company called Denazen, that has more secrets than the White House staff. Denazen is up to no good, and Kale and Dez get caught in the middle of a supernatural tug-of-war that leads to an intense, edge-of-your seat ending that admittedly had me biting my nails through every page. This story flows very well, leading you along as Dez and Kale try to figure out exactly what's going on while trying to stay alive.

Filled with secrets and surprises, plus some kick-butt supernaturals, TOUCH is an exciting, pulse-pounding read that I didn't want to put down.

My Rating:

I am happy to give TOUCH 5 stars, and I am eagerly awaiting the sequel, which I know will be as good (or better) than the first. Hurry, run out and get a copy now!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TOUCH Blog Tour Stop!



Today I am more than excited to be a stop on the blog tour for Jus Accardo's YA debut, TOUCH. This is an awesome book that I know everyone is going to love, so I'm happy I got to read it early!

Make sure to visit the official tour page at YA Bound, where you can check all the tour stops and follow along. Visit and comment on each post to be entered in the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY--an ebook of TOUCH and a secret gift from Jus herself! So make sure you comment on every tour stop with your name and email to be entered, and good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Here's a bit about the author:

Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch, is due out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

You can learn more about the talented Jus on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and blog!




And here's a bit about her excellent book, TOUCH:

TOUCH
by Jus Accardo
pub date 11/2011

product description from goodreads.com



When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there's something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she'll turn to dust if he touches her.

It's not until Dez's father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there's more to this boy, and her father's "law firm," than she realized. Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation -- an organization devoted to collecting "special" kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons -- his entire life.

And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills.

The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they're caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.




Doesn't that sound awesome? Well trust me, it is...so hurry up and order your copy now!

I'm very fortunate in that I got to ask the MC, Deznee, a few questions...enjoy!


Hi Deznee! I'm so happy that you could take some time away from Kale (err, I mean school) to answer a few questions on my blog today!
Thanks for asking me to hang. You have any cookies? I'm starved.




Oops. Um, someone ate them all. (I think it was Kale.)
I don't think you've had a really close relationship with your

father, but it had to sting a bit once you found out what he had really
been up to, right?
Dad was always kind of a tool, ya know? But when I found out what he was
really about? Yeah. It stung. To think I share the same genetics with that
bastard... *Dez shudders and taps the side of her nose* I'd love to say
I'm adopted but have you seen him? We have the same huge honking nose.



Yeah, I noticed it. Didn't wanna say anything! :)
I had hoped for a much bigger reaction when you first met your mom,

but I understand your shock. What was that moment like for you?
I felt kind of sick. And happy (which is weird considering the timing of
the whole thing). And nervous (even weirder). Can you believe that? I was
nervous. One of my first thoughts was, will she be disappointed in who
I've grown up to be?



I don't think she would be!
Do you still have feelings for Alex--good or bad?
Oh, I have feelings for him alright. Feelings I'd like to share. Hey...I
don't suppose you have any shaving cream? And a razor maybe? If not, how
about some strawberries? Alex is al--err--I mean strawberries are my
favorite.



Um, okay. Touchy subject...moving on.
Tell me...is Kale as hot as he sounds? :-D
Oh, hell yeah. Have you seen his eyes? And those arms? And that voice...
He makes this little growling sound sometimes that makes my legs turn to
soft serve. I'm seriously the luckiest chick alive.


Yes you are!
Now, the question I like to ask all interviewees: If you were told

you could only read one more book, which would it be and why?
Honestly, I'm not a big reader. Kale is, though. He lives for anything
educational. The guy is like a sponge. He's especially rabid about nature
books. Bears particularly...



*gets mental image of Kale fighting bears...whoa*
Thanks Deznee (and Jus)!! :-)
Thanks for the invite! You're pretty cool. You should come hang out with
us sometime! I think you and Kale would totally hit it off.


I think we would, too. Set that up Dez, pronto! :-P


Friday, November 11, 2011

TGIF over at GReads!


The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her) over at GReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in!

This Friday's Question:

Love-Hate Relationship:

Which characters
from a book do you
love to hate?


Excellent question--and not an easy one to answer! I may be the odd man out on this one, but my favorite characters often times are the baddies. Those who are thrown in the way of the protag to wreak havoc and screw things up. Ursula in The Little Mermaid comes to mind as one of the best baddies ever, and I just love her scenes in that movie!

So, literary evils, huh? This list would be endless for me, so to save time (and space!), I think I will keep it to just one and go with my all-time favorite, someone who is so diabolical he makes the devil seem tame. I'm referring to...






Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs
This one pretty much goes without saying. Hannibal is probably the most evil, spine-tingling character ever created, and was portrayed on film by the uber-talented Anthony Hopkins in such a way that 20 years later people still have nightmares about him!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: SHINE!

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

After a nice conversation on Twitter yesterday with a couple of friends (hi Mandie and Jess!) about the awesome SHADE and SHIFT, I just had to choose the third book in this awesome series for today's WoW. Don't you agree?


SHINE
by Jeri Smith-Ready
pub date: 5/1/2012

product description from goodreads.com



No other love has burned so bright



Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past.As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart.



I can't hardly wait for this book! I loved the first two in the series, and even though I'll be sad it'll be over (no more Zachary!), I know it's gonna be a great read. And as a little side note...it comes out a week after mine! (note: it's gonna be way better than mine)

Friday, November 4, 2011

TGIF over at GReads!


The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her) over at GReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in!

This Friday's Question:

Gateway Books:

Which particular books
opened you up
to a new genre?

Well G, you know my answer to this one all too well...since you're the face behind the book that brought me over to the contemp side! And since November is Just Contemporary month (see the cute little button down on the right?), it's a perfect time to showcase the two books that opened my eyes to the world of Contemporary YA!

Going Too Far
by Jennifer Echols

product description from goodreads.com

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge -- and over....


Forget You
by Jennifer Echols

product description from goodreads.com



There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.

But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them?

Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her.

Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.





Ginger forced me to read these two books, and I couldn't be happier that she did. I mean, I always knew about the contemporary genre, and I had even read a couple of contemps here and there. But these two books really opened me up to the great books out there that I was missing out on...so a huge thanks to my pal G, and to Jennifer for some great writing!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Contemp Time!




For the month of November, the awesome Ashley at Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing and Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit have teamed up to bring us Just Contemporary--a month-long tribute to the awesome world of Contemporary novels! (yay them!)

Now, I will admit that I'm not a contemporary reader per say, but since a couple of friends (Hi G! Hi MB!) kept kicking me in the pancreas till I read some Jennifer Echols books (which were awesome, btw!), I can now say that I'm a fan! Contemporaries (or Contemps, as some may call them) are great ways for teens--and yes, some of us adults who think we're still teens--to discover themselves, or lose themselves, or reinvent themselves through reading. These books are packed with emotional turmoil, love, distress...the list goes on and on and on. But what they always showcase is the ability for humanity and the human spirit to rise above any and everything it faces...now how is that not a good thing?

So, come join us on this month of exploring and celebrating the Contemporary genre...it's gonna be fun!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: THE ONE THAT I WANT!

The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.

This week I have chosen one of my new favorite authors and her newest release. It doesn't come out till next year, so unfortunately we have a long wait...fortunately, I have two more of hers to keep me company till then! So please, check out...

The One That I Want
by Jennifer Echols
pub date: 12/6/11 ebook
2/7/12 paperback

product description from goodreads.com



Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.

Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?




My good friend Ginger turned me on to Jennifer Echols' books, and I couldn't be happier! I love her writing style, and her characters are so real you feel like you know them. So come on, December...hurry up!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday!


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 the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!







It's peaceful like this, on my back. A loving sun caresses my face and it wraps me in a blanket of fluffy clouds, like the feeling of my mother's hands when she first held me.

~pg 189, On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta