{Book Excerpt}: Sheltered by Debra Chapoton

by Debra Chapoton
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published October 2012 by Big Pine Lodge Books

Living together unsupervised, five troubled teens confront demonic forces and are compelled to deal with their problems in distinctly different ways. Paranormal meets psycho meets Goth in this story of a supernatural haunting and budding love.
High school junior, Ben, hacks into his step-father's real estate holdings and provides rooms in an old two-story house to various outcasts: the schizophrenic kid, the angry Goth girl, and the homeless girl who worships him. When Megan needs a place to live she comes to the rooming house with a different set of problems and the ability to confuse and attract Ben.
One by one strange and mysterious occurrences stretch the teens’ beliefs in the supernatural. How they deal with demons, real and imagined, has tragic as well as redeeming consequences.

{Giveaway}: Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

VeerVeer (Clayton Falls #2)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Expected publication: November 29th 2012
GoodReads| Amazon
Only when you let go can you learn to live.
Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.
Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.
When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.

{Guest Post}: Twisted Lit Series by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes

Tempestuous: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest (Twisted Lit, #1)Tempestuous: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest (Twisted Lit #1)
by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: December 18th 2012 by Merit Press

Recently banished, unfairly, by the school’s popular crowd, former “it girl,” Miranda Prospero, finds herself in a brave new world: holding dominion amongst a rag-tag crew of geeks and misfits where she works at the Hot-Dog Kabob in the food court of her local mall. When the worst winter storm of the season causes mall workers and last-minute shoppers to be snowed-in for the night, Miranda seizes the opportunity to get revenge against the catty clique behind her social exile. With help from her delightfully dweeby coworker, Ariel, and a sullen loner named Caleb who works at the mall’s nearby gaming and magic shop, Miranda uses charm and trickery to set things to right during this spirited take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit, #2)Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit #2)
by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: January 18th 2013 by Merit Press

Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?

{Book Excerpt/ Giveaway}: Flee by Lara Ashley

Flee (The Nitridia Series, #1)Flee (The Nitridia Series, #1)
by Lara Ashley
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published September 29th 2012 by Grow Books, Inc.

After finishing their junior year of high school, Rhonda Campbell and her best friend Alicia fly to beautiful Maui, Hawaii to intern at Nitridia Farm. At the airport they meet Jason and Roger, two hot college guys who offer to drive them out to the farm. It looks like they will be spending a romantic summer in paradise.
On the way, they pick up Keoni, a local guy and the five kids reach the secluded farm together. Rhonda is delighted to think she'll be working with all of these exotic plants, but as the sun sets the kids make several terrifying discoveries. And soon they are convinced that it is time to leave. If only it was that easy. Roger’s car won’t start and they realize they will likely be stuck on the farm overnight. Rhonda’s premonitions tell her that things are not going to turn out well.

Stacking The Shelves # 26


Stacking The Shelves is hosted By Tynga's Reviews. This meme is about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be hard-back, paperback or ebook.

I'm all moved now!  Phew!  Let me tell you....moving yourself is not easy.  But I'm so glad it's over. 
Right before I packed that last box, my local library just so happen to have a book sale, so I parked the Uhaul in the lot (blocking 3 parking spaces...sorry) and headed on in.  I ended up

Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Once in a Full Moon (Full Moon #1) by Ellen Schreiber
Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3) by Melissa Marr
Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Dice, and Red Dice (Thirst #1) by Christopher Pike
Specials (Uglies #3) by Scott Westerfeld
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead

My friend picked up two others
Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies for the Future by Mario Reading
Ebony Pictorial History of Black America - Volume I: African Past to Civil War by Lerone Bennett Jr.
Our total was under 6 bucks! I later went back and bought...
 Dark Matter by Cameron Cruise

 (I love, love, love book sales!)

Giveaway: Swag, Swag, and more Swag!

Okay so I have all this cool swag.  Some are autographed and some are just plain pretty.  Now that I'm all moved into my new place, it's time for a ...
Swag Pack #1 (winner takes all) WINNER SELECTED: Zed (comment #11)

 Swag Pack #2 (winner takes all) WINNER SELECTED: Miki (comment #8)

 Swag Pack #3 (winner takes all) WINNER SELECTED: Laura (comment #9)

 Swag Pack #4 (11 winners)

 Swag Pack #5 (14 winners)

 Swag Pack #6 (winner takes all) WINNER SELECTED: Giselle (comment #7)

I'm going to make this super easy.  All you have to do is be a follower via GFC; and Drop a note of which pack you would like. (include email or twitter) 

Every week I will select a winner and announce on Twitter. Contact me within 48 hours and your prize will be in the mail.

To be fair you can only win once, so choose your prize wisely.

Everything must go, so this will be ongoing until it's all gone!


Review: Significance by Shelly Crane

Significance (Significance, #1)Significance (Significance #1)
by Shelly Crane
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published June 12th 2011

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.

They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.

Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

Tour Stop {Review/ Book Excerpt}: Undeadly

Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1)Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1)
by Michele Vail
Paperback, 272 pages
Expected publication: November 20th 2012 by Harlequin Teen

My Rating: ♥♥♥
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....

Stacking The Shelves # 25


Stacking The Shelves is hosted By Tynga's Reviews. This meme is about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be hard-back, paperback or ebook.

I've been very preoccupied with my up coming relocation to Maryland; but that hasn't halted the books from rolling into my soon-to-be "old" address.  Hummm!  I wonder if it'll take long to forward the books to my new address if they come after I move.  If so, that's going to royally suck!

Anywho, I promise to catch up on all the reviews for the titles I've read and reported on GoodReads.  

Also be on the look out for one heck of a giveaway after I get settled.  You guys have been awesome with the comments, emails, tweets, FB notes, etc.  So that'll be a "Thank you" giveaway!

I'm making plans to introduce a new collection; and I've gotten a boutique proposition....I so hope it pans out.  *Fingers crossed*

If you haven't had a chance to check out Danielle's fabulous blog posts on my line, then be sure to check it out here (part 1) and here (part 2).

now back to STS...

#RAK Gift
First Frost (Mythos Academy, #0.5)
First Frost (Mythos Academy #0.5) by Jennifer Estep
{Big thanks to Liliana @ Lili Lost in a Book}

For Review (Ebooks)
Sacrifice (Legacy, #3)Tempestuous: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest (Twisted Lit, #1)Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit, #2)

Sacrifice (Legacy, #3) by Cayla Kluver
Tempestuous: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest (Twisted Lit #1) by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit #2) by Kim Askew & Amy Helmes

From the Review Pile #23

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page on Thursdays.
This meme is to showcase books that you've received for review, yet haven't yet gotten around to reading.   This gives the book some extra publicity.

Silver (Bandia, #1)Silver (Bandia #1)
by Talia Vance
Paperback, 374 pages
Published September 8th 2012 by Flux

"As I step into the room, a silver flash blurs my vision. Before I can take a breath, the world falls away."
Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.
Discovering she is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth, Brianna finds herself questioning the truth of who she is. And when she accidentally binds her soul to Blake, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable.
But Blake has his own secret, one that could prove deadly for them both.
Bound together by forbidden magic, Brianna and Blake find themselves at the heart of an ancient feud that threatens to destroy their lives and their love.

Stacking The Shelves # 24


Stacking The Shelves is hosted By Tynga's Reviews. This meme is about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be hard-back, paperback or ebook.

Hello all, this is two weeks worth of loot!
I Won

New Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon: Cain Chronicles #1)

New Moon Summer by SM Reine (Big Thanks to LibraryThing & the author)


 Mers by (Big Thanks to LibraryThing & the author)

My local public library had a book sale where you get a paper bag full of books of choice for $3.00, so needless to say my friend and I went "shop happy"! (Now all we need is a bigger book self.)

Fall in Love blog hop: The Forever Contract by Avery Sawyer

Hosted by Readers Confession and Toni Aleo.
 This hop runs from November 1st thru November 12th.
The Forever Contract (A Dystopian YA Novella)The Forever Contract (A Dystopian YA Novella)
by Avery Sawyer
ebook, 46 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Planet Explorers Publishing
GoodReads | Amazon

In the very near future, the country is plunged into drought and unrest. Scare resources and constant heat are making life completely miserable. Casey doesn't think she can stand slugging back another gel pack or working one more shift at the wells. Fortunately, there's a solution: anyone over the age of seventeen can sign the Forever Contract and enter a utopian paradise. While people's minds take a permanent vacation, their bodies get warehoused and hooked up to a complex array of sensors and feeding tubes. As Casey's brother says, "You upload your consciousness to the system and you're free to live as long as you want, however you want. No more pain, no more heat, no more awful dust, no more work. Just pure thought. It's what our species has always been meant for. Suffering is for philosophers. Not for me." Casey's ready to sign--a permanent vacation is just what she needs. There's only one problem: her boyfriend James doesn't trust it. Told from his and her perspectives, The Forever Contract is a 17,000 word (60 page) novella suitable for readers in grade 8 and above.
Would you sign the contract?

From the Review Pile #22

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page on Thursdays.
This meme is to showcase books that you've received for review, yet haven't yet gotten around to reading.   This gives the book some extra publicity.

Talisman of El (Talisman of El, #1)Talisman of El (Talisman of El #1)

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