Worth Checking out # 1: Pure at Heart by Sahana Epari

Worth Checking out!!!

Pure at HeartPure at Heart
by Sahana Epari
Paperback, 348 pages
Published September 2nd 2012 by CreateSpace

Lies. Betrayal. Secrets. They are worse than you think they are.The feeling of something you thought you had but you never did. Your whole train of thought changes direction. Suddenly everything you have lived for becomes a life you never had.
I thought I knew everything.

My name is Evaline Pangborne, and I am a werewolf.

Add to your TBR list on GoodReads and/or buy on Amazon !

Why I think so...

Tour Stop {Book Excerpt/Giveaway}: The Zombie Always Knocks Twice by E Van Lowe

The Zombie Always Knocks Twice (Hollyweird, #1)The Zombie Always Knocks Twice (Hollyweird #1)
by E. Van Lowe
Paperback, 211 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Imajin Books
Hollywood, California, is known for swimming pools,
movie stars…and now the risen dead.
Hollywood can be a difficult place to grow up, especially if you’re Kristine Golden, a fifteen-year-old necromancer with a sworn duty to lay the risen dead back to rest and no desire to be in the movie business.
When handsome deadie Alex Romero swaggers into her life, Kris must keep her promise, despite her growing feelings for him. If that’s not enough to give a girl a headache, a murderous zombie comes knocking at Kris’s door, rocking her world and threatening her family.
Can Kris solve the mystery of the rampaging zombie before someone else winds up dead? Or will the walking dead take over Hollywood and turn it into…Hollyweird?
"The Zombie Always Knocks Twice is your 'backstage pass' to the hidden underbelly of Hollywood, the one few tourists get to see, where there are almost as many 'Deadies' as there are starlets. In this trailblazing mash-up of zombies and movie buffs, E. Van Lowe puts the 'weird'—not to mention totally awesome—in Hollyweird! It's Buffy meets Entourage—with a little Columbo thrown in for good measure—in this incredibly hilarious, twisted, action-packed mash-up of zombies, necromancers, murder, made for TV movies and a fair sprinkling of old Hollywood lore for good measure. Whip-snap pacing, a kick butt heroine, a plot involving zombies, starlets, movie studios, murder, mystery and enough shady characters to fill Central Casting, The Zombie Always Knocks Twice is your ticket to a grand adventure worthy of the big screen." —Rusty Fischer, author of Zombies Don't Cry
"If you want an insight into the secret underworld of Hollyweird, complete with zombies, grave goblins and fast-talking necromancers then look no further than The Zombie Always Knocks Twice. E. Van Lowe is a writing force to be reckoned with and you are in masterful hands from the first page to the last. I loved everything about this fabulous, funny, snarky book and am giving it a big zombie thumbs up!" —Amanda Ashby, author of Zombie Queen of Newbury High
"Hooray for E. Van Lowe's The Zombie Always Knocks Twice, which breathes new life into the YA Paranormal genre with more than a little bit of tongue in cheek and a whole lot of fun. Lead by a teenage necromancer who loves to quote movie themes, wears pink fuzzy ear muffs and is desperately trying not to fail algebra, the cast of characters keeps the reader engaged and breathlessly awaiting the next installment." —The Paranormal Romance Guild.

Stacking The Shelves #20


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  Bought:
The Rise (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #3)
The Rise by H.D. Gordon
(((I am such a freaking fan of The Alexa Montgomery Saga!)))
PSY Gangnam Style Horse Dance PSY Horse Dance From Gangnam Style Video
This was going to be the only book I shared in this week's post simply because I'm so batshit crazy about this series.  But at last, I'll share more...

From the Review Pile # 17

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.

Entangled (Spellbound #1)Entangled (Spellbound #1) by Nikki Jefford
ebook, 303 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by Nikki Jefford

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.
Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.
The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.
Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.
***Entangled is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance suitable for ages 15 and up.***

Duplicity (Spellbound #2)Duplicity (Spellbound #2)
by Nikki Jefford (Goodreads Author)
ebook, 280 pages
Published May 20th 2012 by Nikki Jefford
If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj McKenna, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian Montez. He expects one of the Grays to be his. Nearly a year later, the council is onto them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper. If they work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive. ***** Suitable for ages 15 and up.

Add these to your TBR list via GoodReads:
Entangled | Duplicity

Stacking The Shelves # 19


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.

From the Library (AudioBooks)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Heist Society by Ally Carter

For Review (From author)
Going Under (Going Under, #1)Shallow (Going Under, #2)
Jaguar Moon (Jaguar Sun Series Book 2)Notes to Self

Going Under (Going Under #1) by Georgia Cates
Shallow (Going Under #2) by Georgia Cates
Jaguar Moon (Jaguar Sun Series Book 2) by Martha Bourke
Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer

RANT & RAVE # 6: Video Edition

Rant & Rave: because sometimes, I've just got to vent. After being the nice little, sometimes doormat, darling for 20-something years, some things just get to me. Won't it be fun if I shared?

Sometimes the weirdest things happen to me.  So this is a real life account.  I apologize in advance if I offend anyone. 

Take #2

Here's Take 1 if you're interested:
Contrary to this reenactment, the entire time I was giving him a dead pan look and talking in a professional monotone.  Oh geez, I taped this twice and still I forgot to add that at one point he said," You made me feel good on the inside."  Yeah....That really happened! I AM NOT CREATIVE ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS UP! 
Is this not the weirdest pick up story, EVER ?

Tour Stop {Book Excerpt/Giveaway}: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

by Jeanne Ryan
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 304 pages
Published September 13th 2012 by Dial Books (Penguin)

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly
When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

Tour Stop {Review/Giveaway}: Dancing with Death by Andrea Heltsley

Dancing with DeathDancing with Death (A Dancing Book #1)
by Andrea Heltsley
Paperback, 1st, 410 pages
Published August 10th 2012 by Createspace

My Rating: ♥♥♥❥
GoodReads | Amazon
Murders have plagued the woods in the past, making them a place of fear. Eighteen year old Wendy and her friends become worried when a new string of murders come to their high school. After a horrible car accident, Wendy returns to school, going from wallflower to popular overnight. As the murderer edges closer to Wendy she realizes things are changing. She is afflicted with nightmares that are all too real and she herself is undergoing unnatural changes. Learning the truth about her past, could be the key to saving her future.

From the Review Pile # 16

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.

The Ahimsa ClubThe Ahimsa Club by Rebecca Burke
Kindle Edition
Published September 17th 2011

A shocking school assembly opens Valerie's eyes to the horror of animal abuse. But what can a 14-year-old girl do to protect animals? Why even try to attack such a huge problem?
With others from her school, she forms the Ahimsa Club--"Ahimsa" an Indian word meaning "the avoidance of causing harm to other living things."
As its first action, the Ahimsa Club spearheads a Pledge to Veg campaign at school, gaining enemies and some unexpected allies. Their Save the Strays campaign pits them against some of the town's most powerful interests when they discover a connection between stray animals and local laboratories. Rumors--some vicious, some comical--spread like wildfire at school and around the community. Valerie risks losing her two best friends and starts to get frightening anonymous threats.
Help comes from an amazing source, a Very Famous Person, whose views unfortunately also whip up the controversy.
The Ahimsa Club explores many sides of this issue, but Valerie never wavers. Someone has to protect the animals. For her the choice is easy--"You cannot come down on the side of cruelty."

Add this to your TBR list via GoodReads 
or buy it today via Amazon !

Stacking The Shelves # 18


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!  Another week & more "great" books...
Blind Spot

Caught in a Moment

The Forever Contract (A Dystopian YA Novella)
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
(Courtesy of NetGalley & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group)
Caught in a Moment by Martin Dukes
(Courtesy of the author)
The Forever Contract (A Dystopian YA Novella) by Avery Sawyer
(Courtesy of the author)
I got all ebooks this week!  How about you?

Tour Stop {Book Excerpt}: Life Cycle by Zoe Winters

Life Cycle (Preternaturals, #4)Life Cycle (Preternaturals #4)
by Zoe Winters
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 2012 by IncuBooks

Immortality can be a bitch…
Tamara has lived nearly two thousand years, trapped by a spell of her own creation. Hunted by her enemy and former lover, she knows there is only one man strong enough to release her from the curse. But will Cain honor her death wish, or keep her for himself, whatever the cost?
Two ancient souls. Two weary fighters, torn between love and hate, forced to decide if the other could be worth living for.
Heat Level 3 of 5.
Some sexually explicit content and innuendo.

From the Review Pile #15

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.

Turning PagesTurning Pages by Tristi Pinkston
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2012 by Inkberry Press

With his pride and her prejudice, what could possibly go wrong?
When the arrogant Blake Hansen steals Addie Preston's promotion at the library, he pretty much rubs her nose in it. But Addie, who dreams of being a full-fledged librarian, decides to stick it out. She loves surrounding herself with books and keeping her father's memory alive in the building where they spent so much time together.
Soon, Addie learns that her beloved library will be torn down to make room for a larger facility, and she has to make a choice. Fight, or let go?
To complicate things, she finds herself attracted to Blake, who is engaged to someone else. Will Blake and Addie ever resolve their differences?

Add this to your TBR list via GoodReads 
or buy it today via Amazon !

Classic remakes can be hit or miss with me.  There's never any middle ground.  However, I am always very excited to read another Pride and Prejudice. 

Tour Stop {Review}: Dreamwalker by Andrea Heltsley

by Andrea Heltsley 
Kindle Edition, 1st, 434 pages
Published May 23rd 2012

My Rating: ♥♥♥
Amazon | GoodReads
Noel Kennedy lost her boyfriend, her job and her dignity all in one week. Then something happened and she began to dream of this stranger she had never met. She couldn’t resist the man of her dreams named Jared especially when she met him in real life. Entranced, she slowly unraveled a world she was meant to stay out of. Her life was not what she thought it was once a sexy Boone stepped into the mix and shook things up. Can she escape a life of servitude or immortality for a chance at love?


Tour Stop {Review/Guest Post}: Arise by Amber Garr

Arise (The Syrenka Series, #3)Arise (The Syrenka Series #3)
by Amber Garr
Paperback, 284 pages
Published July 4th 2012 by CreateSpace

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
With power comes the responsibility to accept its consequences.
After the betrayal of those closest to her, Eviana Dumahl struggles to cope with her new reality. Kidnapped, broken, and confused, she is forced to engage in a war that will alter merfolk politics forever. With her estranged father leading the charge, Eviana has no choice but to stand by his side. Her continued existence hinges on the acceptance of the power growing inside her, even when that means embracing the family’s dark lineage.
Kain Matthew will sacrifice the world for Eviana. And he is not alone. As time runs out, her friends fight to save her life and theirs. An unlikely alliance gives them the edge they need to take a stand, although it keeps Eviana’s heart trapped in the past. A new discovery explains some of her previous mistakes, but it may not be enough to stop her father’s plans. Merfolk, selkies, and water sprites work together to save their kind, only in this final battle, not everyone will survive.

Stacking The Shelves # 16


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.

This is my two weeks worth of loot...

For Review:

Special Thanks to Source Books.
Also, For Review (yet, via eBook):
The Athena EffectShelteredOwlet (Society of Feathers, #1)Transition
Models and Lovers
The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson
Sheltered by Debra Chapoton
Owlet (Society of Feathers #1) by Emma Michaels
Transition by Megan S. Johnston
Models and Lovers by Johnny Ray

Cover Reveal {Giveaway}: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Focus (The Crescent Chronicles, #2)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Expected Pub: January 2013

Freshman year of college is hard even when you’re not tied to the future king of a supernatural society.

Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within  The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she’s in far too deep to turn back.

About the Author:
Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.
Author Links: Twitter | FaceBook | GoodReads | Website

Giveaway Details-
  • 1 paperback copy of Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
  • US Only

From the Review Pile # 14

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.

We Of The UniverseWe Of The Universe
by Rachel Cooper
Published February 13th 2012

Captain Haslow is one of the many people who have fled into deep space to escape the Versal expansion. He has found his niche: training up terrorists to send into Versal territory to cause havoc. However, the Versals are no longer satisfied and, despite the codes forbidding it, have started to move into deep space. They offer him an ultimatum: join them or die. But how could he join the people responsible for his sister's death?
Haslow's only hope is to venture into the mysterious 'Grey', a part of space that is shrouded in myth and legend.
Legeve is a Versal who has spent most of her time in a small room, living her life in virtual reality. After she undergoes 'The Dance of The Suns' she will never see existence in the same way again.
Marta is a new recruit aboard Captain Haslow's ship. She is one of the many lust born forced to flee when the Versals expanded to take over the outer planets. She is not used to ship life and has no idea about what is in store. What will she become?

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I've noticed in June that this title is no longer being listed for sale online.  I assume that the author is revamping the story.  At any rate, I hope that she gets back on the proverbial "writing horse" soon, so that other readers may be able to enjoy what she has to offer also. 

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