Showing posts from November, 2014

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving From Jaime!

I just wanted to write a little post for the holiday. Thanksgiving is a special holiday to me, the meaning behind it, and I wanted to take a few minutes to.... you know, be Thankful! 
I am so thankful that I know Jesus, and that He loves me unconditionally!
I am thankful for the amazing husband that God blessed me with. I am blessed beyond measure to be loved liked he loves me!
I am thankful for my wonderful family. I don't know who or what I would be without them. I'm glad that I don't have to ever know.
I am thankful for my three babies (my dogs) Roxy, Andy and Tucker. And I can't wait to have a real little baby to join them some day soon!
I am thankful for my best bud in the world, Sara. She is a special gal, and I am thankful we both got up the nerve to talk to one another. It only took two years. Now I have a friend for life.
I am thankful for all of my other buds, too. Here's looking at you, Jolie! 
I am thankful for AUTHORS, their BOOKS and PUBLISHERS! 
Finally, I a…

Jaime's Top Ten Tuesday!

TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR! Winter officially starts on December 21st this year. I think that is just craziness, seeing as South Carolina has already gotten snow. That pretty much sums up Winter to me. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I decided to choose books released between December 1 and February 24th just to make things a bit easier on myself. I have a MASSIVE Winter TBR. Massive.... Without further hubbaloo..., an incomplete list of my Winter TBR!

Ravencliffe (Blythewood # 2) by Carol Goodman

Fingers in the Mist by O'Dell Hutchison

Ensnared by A.G. Howard

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Inked by Eric Smith

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

There you have it.... some of the books on my Winter TBR.  Happy Accident? Every single one of them has a beautiful, unique and/or interesting cover! 

Blog Tour ~ Krymzyn by BC Powell ~ Review (by Jaime!) and Giveaway

Complete Tour Schedule at Xpresso Book Tours

Krymzyn By BC Powell Published on October 4, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Sci-Fi
Chase was twelve the first time he arrived in a strange land where dark, ominous clouds never move, ancient trees violently spring to life during Darkness, and people seem to live without emotion. Doctors tell him they’re hallucinations, but he knows his visits are real. She’s there—Sash—and she’s more real than anyone he’s ever known.
His visits stop but, as years pass, the memories haunt Chase. Without warning, the young man suddenly finds himself again in a world called Krymzyn. Arriving during Darkness, he’s rescued from death by the extraordinary, beautiful, but terrifying young woman he first met when he was twelve.
When Chase is thrust into the war of balance against vile creatures who threaten all who live there, Sash helps him understand his purpose in Krymzyn. A dark secret from the beginning of time reveals he might be able to stay there forever. To pr…

Melt: Review + Guest Post

Melt By Selene Castrovilla Published on November 6th 2014
Published by Last Syllable Books
Source: Blog Tour
Based on true events, MELT is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. MELT will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul.

MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard of Oz (not a retelling). When sixteen year old Dorothy moves to the small town of Highland Park, she meets, and falls for Joey – a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey’s reputation, and his alcoholism?

Told in dual first person, Joey’s words are scattered on the page – reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason – until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?
Purchase Melt: Amazon

Discussion with author Selene Castrovilla:
MELT seems much darke…

INTERVIEW: B.C. Johnson, author of DeadGirl

Deadgirl By B.C. Johnson Published on November 6th 2014
Published by Curiosity Quills Press
Dead is such a strong word . . .

Lucy Day, 15 years old, is murdered on her very first date. Not one to take that kind of thing lying down, she awakens a day later with a seemingly human body and more than a little confusion. Lucy tries to return to her normal life, but the afterlife keeps getting in the way.

Zack, her crush-maybe-boyfriend, isn't exactly excited that she ditched him on their first date. Oh, and Abraham, Lucy’s personal Grim Reaper, begins hunting her, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spongy flesh of a living girl. Lucy must put her mangled life back together, escape re-death, and learn to control her burgeoning powers while staying one step ahead of Abraham.

But when she learns the devastating price of coming back from the dead, Lucy is forced to make the hardest decision of her re-life — can she really sacrifice her loved ones to stay out of th…

BLOG TOUR: The Tree of Water

The Tree of Water By Elizabeth Haydon Published on October 28th 2014
Published by Starscape

The epic voyages continue in The Tree of Water, the fourth adventure in bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon’s acclaimed fantasy series for young readers, The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme.

As Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, it is the duty of young Charles Magnus "Ven" Polypheme to travel the world and seek out magic hiding in plain sight. But Ven needs to escape the clutches of the nefarious Thief Queen, ruler of the Gated City, whose minions are hunting for him. His friend, the merrow Amariel, has the perfect solution to his dilemma: Ven and Char will join her to explore the world beneath the sea.

As they journey through the sea, Ven finds himself surrounded by wonders greater than he could have ever imagined. But the beauty of the ocean is more than matched by the dangers lurking within its depths, and Ven and his friends soon realize that in order to save thousands of innoc…

Hotwire by Cindy M. Hogan

Hotwire by Cindy M. Hogan A Christy Novel #2 Publication Date: October 21, 2014  Genres:Action / Adventure, Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis Division spy Christy Hadden can't wait for her latest assignment posing as a student at a prestigious New York City academy and car thief extraordinaire. The best part of the mission is her attractive handler, Jeremy, and her new team. The worst part? The sociopath masquerading as the academy's most popular guy. But soon she realizes the car thieves are much more than they seem. Her simple spying mission becomes more dangerous than anyone imagined. If the organization discovers her true identity, they won't hesitate to kill her, and if she fails, others will suffer the same fate. Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down.

“I guess you’re the man I’m supposed to ask if I have any questions. Are you the official trainer?” He chuckled. “You could…

Jaime's Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish

It was almost impossible for me to narrow this one down to just ten, but I DID it! I just had to go with the sequels to some of my most recently read books, or it wouldn't have happened!

1. The final book in The Lovegrove Legacy series by Alyxandra Harvey: It doesn't have a title or a cover yet, but that is fine with me. I want it anyway. I am crazy about this series!
2. Trail of Tears (The Worldwalker Trilogy #2) by Josephine Angelini: I really enjoyed Trial by Fire, and after that ending, I am in dire need of the second book. 
3. The third book in the Night Watchmen series by Candace Knoebel: Everlasting and Evernight, the first and second books, blew me away. Normally when I hear that a series is going to be more than 3 books, I get frustrated, but with this one I am so excited and can't wait! 
4. Return to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz: Welcome to the Dark House was FANTASTIC. It was …


We're pleased to spotlight Letting Go, a contemporary new adult novel from Molly McAdams. Keep reading to check out an excerpt from the book and enter to win a copy for yourself!  

Letting Go By Molly McAdams Published on November 4th 2014
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen and believed they’d be together forever. But three days before their wedding, the twenty-year-old groom-to-be suddenly died from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. If it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger, Grey never would have made it through those last two years to graduation. He’s the only one who understands her pain, the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered. Jagger swears he’ll always be there for her, but no one has ever been able to hold on to him. He’s not the kind of guy to settle down.

It’s true that no one has ever been able to keep Jagger—because he’s only ev…

Blog Tour ~ One Wish Away by Kelley Lynn ~ Excerpt and Giveaway! (by Jaime!)

Complete tour Schedule can be found at YA Bound Book Tours

One Wish Away By Kelley Lynn Published on November 24, 2014
Published by Bloomsbury Spark
Be careful what you wish for…

Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She's too busy planning to follow in her father's footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery. 

When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.

Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star. Add to Goodreads
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