Wednesday, October 31, 2012

W...W...W... Wednesdays

W...W...W... Wednesdays October 31st 2012

W...W...W... Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Be sure to link up to her so others can see what your reading. 

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...

1.What are you currently reading?

2.What did you recently finish reading?
3.What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading? 
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Goodreads) So far only 20% in but I hope to finish today and I'm really enjoying the book.

What did you recently finish reading? Sheltered by Debra Chapoton (Review) I just finished it the day before but I found the book a must read for everyone.

What do you think you'll read next? Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista (Goodreads) I've been dying to read Reaping Me Softly because I loved Taste so much. I can't wait to start it upcoming interview too.

  What are you reading this week?

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday October 31st 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. In my case not so patiently waiting for the new releases, which I lack.

This week I picked one that I can't wait to get my hands on. I love the cover for Pivot Point plus with the synopsis it looks like it will be a awesome book. 

Pivot Point
by Kasie West
Young Adult Paranormal
Expected Publication February 12th 2013


Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It's the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie's parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with–her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the "Norms," or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it's not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school–but she never wanted to be a quarterback's girlfriend. When Addie's father is asked to consult on a murder in the compound, she's unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she's willing to live through...and who she can't live without.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday October 30th 2012

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 the page
~BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! ( make sure that what you share doesn't give away to 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!

Currently Reading

by Richelle Mead
Young Adult Paranormal
Published Auguest 23rd 2011

Her words left me chilled. For half a second, I wanted to demand a reassessment of this mission. I wanted to insist that they send no less than a dozen guardians here with Jill, in the event her attackers came back. Soon, I dismissed that thought. One of the key parts of this plan working was simply not attracting attention. So long as her whereabouts were secret, Jill was safer if she blended in. A squadron of guardians would hardly be discreet and could attract notice from the larger Moroi community. We were doing the right thing. So long as no one knew we were here, all would be well.
Surely if I told myself that often enough, it would become true.

What are you reading? What's your teaser?

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday with Mandy!!

This week's topic is:
Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines.

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Brookish. Who doesn't love lists. They make life easy! And fun!! It's always a never ending topic. 

1. Abby Sinclair (Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang) - She may be a touchstone (A mortal human who the OtherFolk use to anchor them between the crossroads) but that doesn't stop her from fighting the monsters and being Kick-Ass.

2. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer) Cinder isn't a full human she's a cyborg, half human and half android. She's a tough character who you can't help falling in love with her as she fights against those who want to stop her.

3. Mercy (Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs) I love Mercy she's a coyote mechanic who totally kicks-ass plus she's got a sexy werewolf partner in crime.

4. Anita (Anita Blake by Laurell K Hamilton) Anita and I have a rocky relationship right now, even though she's always been my favorite her books have kind of gone meh. I still buy and read them but I don't love them like I used to, however she seems to be turning back to her roots with being Kick-ass again so we shall see.

5. Rachel (Rachel Morgan Series by Kim Harrison) I'm a bad reader I'm kind of behind in the series however that doesn't mean I've forgotten about Rachel she's a great Kick-Ass character in my opinion and very soon I plan to catch up.

6. Faythe (Shifters Series by Rachel Vincent) I read this series over the coarse of a week and I was a instant Faythe fan. She's a werecat which is unique still compared to shapeshifter books and she's tough to.

7. Merit (Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill) I really enjoyed Merit as a character she's a tough girl with her head on her shoulders. I'm behind in the series because I didn't want to start the next one because everyone told me it was a let down, and didn't want to ruin how I feel about her. I did decide that maybe it's time to give it a shot, so many new books out and I just got to know.

8. Natalya (Coveted Series by Shawntelle Madison) Nat may not be as kick-ass as the above but she can still bring it when she needs too, plus I love shes a hoarder that just makes me like her even more.

At the moment I can only think of my top 8 but they are a awesome list.

What are you top 10?

Review: Sheltered

Title - Sheltered
Author - Debra Chapoton
Series or standalone - Standalone
Genre - Young Adult
Publication October 2012
Rating 4 out of 5


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.

Opening Teaser

Chapter 1
Smoke curled past the woman’s eyes; she squinted at Ben. He held out the money and repeated his offer. “It’ll only take five minutes. Just say ‘nice to meet you, you’re welcome to stay as long as you need and then ask me to drive you to the store or a meeting or something.” He wiggled the money in the crone’s face. “I’ll bring you right back to this bar,” he promised.


I received Sheltered for review in return for an honest review from the author Debra Chapoton. Sheltered is the story of five troubled teens living in a rooming house. All the teens are emancipated teens so they can live on their own yet they feel better knowing they are renting in a house with adult supervision. What some of them don't know is that they really don't have adult supervision it's a elaborate lie. The house the five live in is the house where a mother and her child were murdered by the husband so it has spooky nature.

Ben is renting the house from his step-father without his knowledge and renting it out to teens who he wanted to help. He pretends to live in the rooming house while still living at home with his mom and step-father. Living in the house is Emily a girl who woke up one morning to find her brother and mother gone. Chuck who is a schizophrenic who doesn't realize his brother Adam is dead and that all their conversations are in his head. Cori the Goth girl who works at a tattoo parlor, who has anger issues as well as develops some magical powers. Then there is Megan the new girl who is struggling to get custody of her young son. All of the teens each have their own issues and personal demons that manifest themselves as real demons.

I was impressed at how drawn in to Sheltered I was it was hard for me to put it down and I even stayed up super late or early finishing it off because I wanted to know how it would end. I found myself connecting to each of the character because each one is unique with their issues. They all stole a little piece of my heart as it went out to them as they each faced their own struggles to survive. I wanted to take Emily home and try to help her because she just seems so lost and alone. I liked the relationship between Ben and Megan they both needed someone special in their lives and they worked well for each other. I'm a mom so my heart went out for Megan I can't imagine how she was feeling being in the position she's in. I liked Cori as well, she has her own issues but she's strong enough to overcome them I think, and then there is Chuck I wanted to lock him away for his own good. I liked the story it's a story that show's you a side of teen life you don't normally get to see which might be good for some teens. I would say it’s a great story for most teens they may take something from it that will help them in the future. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? October 29th 2012

Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

I slacked this week I had big goals and didn't make then as I planned. I have a lot of ground to cover this week to catch up. I was trying so hard to be ahead on my reading.

Read last week

Strike: Dawn of the Daybreaker by Charlie Wood (Review)

Mers by Ami Blackwelder (Review)

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox (Review)

Hyde, an Urban Fantasy by Lauren Stewart (Review)

Assassin's Love by Misty Wright (Review)

Currently Reading 
Sheltered by Debra Chapoton (Goodreads)

Up next 
I'm not sure which yet but I plan to read them all this week.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Goodreads)

Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista (Goodreads)

Ember by Jessica Sorensen (Goodreads)

Blood Calling by Joshua Grover (Goodreads)

 Gamers by Thomas K Carpenter (Goodreads)

Cruise of the Undead by Laura A Hansen (Goodreads)

What are you reading this week?

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review: Strike: Dawn of the Daybreaker

Title - Strike: Dawn of the Daybreaker
Author - Charlie Wood
Series or Standalone - Book 2 in the Strike Trilogy
Genre - Young Adult Fantasy
Publication October 9th 2012
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 5 out of 5


Book Two of the STRIKE Trilogy

It has been seven months since Tobin Lloyd became the superhero known as “Strike,” and the city of Boston, Massachusetts has never been safer: crime is at an all-time low, people are free to walk the streets at night, and the city’s evil-doers are living in fear, knowing that at any moment, the figure in dark blue may drop from the sky and put an end to their illegal schemes. Yes, it turns out Tobin is pretty good at this superhero-stuff…even if he has to balance it with hanging out with friends, doing homework, and trying to graduate from high school.

However, a threat is looming that Tobin is unaware of: the red giant named Rigel—the last follower of the super-villain Vincent Harris—is still alive, and he is plotting to continue Vincent’s invasion and enslavement of the planet Earth. To do so, he is searching for a bizarre creature known as “The Daybreaker,” a super-villain so powerful that no one on Earth (or Capricious) will be able to stop it. Will Tobin and his friends—Orion, Keplar, and Scatterbolt—discover Rigel’s plan before it is too late? Exactly who is this Daybreaker, and where did he come from? And even if the heroes succeed, will anything ever be the same again?

Featuring new characters, new locations, and new revelations, STRIKE: DAWN OF THE DAYBREAKER is the thrilling sequel to the young adult fantasy novel STRIKE: THE HERO FROM THE SKY. 

Tobin Lloyd’s adventures are about to continue…whether he is ready for them or not.

Opening Teaser

The night air was hot and still as Rigel trudged through the jungle. The seven-and-a-half-foot, red-skinned giant had been walking for hours now, and even his feet—strong, tough, elephant-like—were beginning to ache with each step. But, the pain did not matter, because he was almost there now. Almost home.


I received Strike: Dawn of the Daybreaker in return for a honest review from the author Charlie Wood. The book starts off seven months after the end of the first book. Tobin is busy with his job, school and being a hero. Tobin is still working with Orion, Keplar, and Scatterbolt to keep the earth safe, however they are also working with the police force now. Since Tobin has been working hard to keep the crime down in the city as well as keep the Capricious in line. He doesn't have a lot of time for his friends Jen and Chad. Since he hasn't been around a lot he learns that Jen has a date for prom as well as Chad so he's a little left out.

Tobin isn't the only one who's been busy; Rigel has healed from his injury's and is back trying to continue on in Vincent's work. Rigel’s using a red serum to turn criminals into monsters building a new army on earth. Rigel is searching for the Daybreaker a powerful being even more powerful then Vincent who is going to rule the world. It's during a battle with Rigel's minions that Tobin encounters Adrianna a young woman in her twenties dressed in purple who saves her life twice in one night. As fate would have it Rigel takes off with Scatterbolt in hopes of finding the location of the Daybreaker. Anticipating his actions Scatterbolt launches his data sphere at Tobin knowing that they will protect it and find him. Tobin needs to find Scatterbolt, stop Rigel, and find out whose come back from the dead.

Oh how I love these books. Never a dull moment, its action packed adventure that keeps you sucked in right from the start till the end. I really like Tobin as a character he's grown up so much since the first one started, plus his team is awesome, they each bring a something unique to the group. The story is well written flowing smoothly making it easy to lose track of time (I did).  I loved all the twists and turns in the book that kept me guessing.  In book two we get to explore new places meeting new creatures from Capricious, as well as some people from the past. Strike: Dawn of the Daybreaker is a great next chapter in Tobin's story; I can't wait to read the next chapter in the trilogy.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review: Mers

Title - Mers
Author - Ami Blackwelder
Series or standalone - Book 1 Mer Chronicles
Genre Young Adult Dystopia Mermaid
Publication - June 25th 2012
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 5 out of 5


A Mermaid Dystopia
What lies beneath the surface? One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life. Who are the Mers? Who is Mira? Mira always knew she was different. Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in. When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thought the journey to find out who she really is would be an easy one. 

But as the world in Jersey proves to be a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them...finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her best friend Niren is a Mer willing to fight to the death. 

Opening Teaser 

On the abandoned shores of what was once Ellis Island, Mira watched the pink horizon blend with the subtle tones of grey and muted purples until the broken sky became an endless abyss of blackness and countless stars. Only the faint tip of the Statue of Liberty’s torch stuck out of the brazen waters, a reminder of what once had been New York. 

     Mira only knew of a few livable places still in existence, such as the states of New York and New Jersey. Certainly the Rocky Mountains and Mt. Everest survived. She had heard rumors there were bits of land in what would have been Africa, Europe, and Asia, but she had never traveled outside of North America to know for sure. Besides, she would miss Nerin too much if she ever left, and she had everything she would ever need right here, right now. Didn’t she?    



I received Mers from the author Ami Blackwelder in return for a honest review from a giveaway on Librarything. The book is set 100 years in the future,over that time the earth has changed dramatically, causing humans to adapt to survive. Humans took to the water growing webbed feet and hands, gaining the ability to breath and swim under the water, these people are now called Mer. Mira isn't a mer, but she grew up among the mers even raised by mer parents. However Mira has always wondered who where she comes from because she's the only one of her kind living on Liberty Island. 

Mira decides to set out for the human colony even though they are forbidden to venture there she still has to know even if it means leaving the mer she loves. Nerin knows Mira maybe better then herself and he knows she's up to something but he's not going to let her go alone, so he goes with her, his little sister tags along with them. The trio journey to Jersey to find out who Mira really is. Since Nerin and Nerissa both have webbed feet and don't look like humans because they have adapted to the water it's up to Mira to explore the colony. 

While exploring the city Mira learns that Mers are treated like more like slaves while the royals rule the city. She meets Ethan the son of the king and instantly form a connection with him, wanting to learn more about the humans. However the more she learns the less and less she likes about the royals, they see the mers as nothing more then a product that they can use like wigs, skin cream, and they are hunted by pirates. 

I was super excited to win Mers because I've recently gotten hooked on mermaid books.  I found the concept unique and fascinating, I had a hard time putting it down to do real life stuff. I really found Mira easy to connect with, she's likable with a good heart which is something I love in a character plus she's also a little kick-ass. I found the story well written, it flows smoothly, and the characters are well developed. I like the idea of the Mers I can see it happening if things were to change which brings on the question maybe we do have mermaids in the water. Mer's really played to my imagination and I loved that so much. I loved it and can't wait for the next one. 

Stacking The Shelves #21

Stacking The Shelves October 27th 2012

Stacking the Shelves is a new meme by Tyngas Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for review.

I ordered a several books off amazon this week but they won't be here till next week. I'm to stubborn to upgrade my amazon account. However I did order several e-books and hit the used book store so I still have a great haul of books.

For Review 

Dualed by Elsie Chapman (Goodreads) I've been wanting to read this one for months and was super shocked to get approved.

Entangled by Nikki Jefford (Goodreads) Couldn't help putting in a request for this one it sounds awesome.
Both of these books this week are from Netgally! Thank you to Independent Book Publishers Association and Random House!


Second Sight by Amanda Quick (Goodreads)
 Green Rider by Kristen Britain (Goodreads)
After Dark by Jayne Castle (Goodreads)
The Accidental Demon Slayer Angie Fox (Goodreads)

Murder of a Small-Town Honey by Denise Swanson (Goodreads)
Tempest by Holly Hook (Goodreads)
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris (Goodreads)
Hidden by Kendra Elliot (Goodreads)

Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother by Claudia Carroll (Goodreads)
Breathe by Sara Crossan (Goodreads)
Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Goodreads)
Croak by Gina Damico (Goodreads)

What did you get this week?

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Promo Blitz: Forbidden Forest

Promotional Blitz: Forbidden Forest

Forbidden Forest
by Tenaya Jayne
Book 1 in the Legends of Regia
YA Romance Fantasy
Publication October 13th 2012
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)


Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.

Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia's laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.

Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he's ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn't matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.


Forest pressed her back against the cool concrete wall, wanting to remain aloof from the entity of the crowd. She chose her position in the shadows, out of the paths of the roving, multi-colored spotlights. She closed her eyes and enjoyed the feeling of the undulating human pheromones flying around on the air. At the beginning of every shift, she allowed herself a few minutes of this alien/human experience, though she didn't fully comprehend the combination of dancing, drinking, and ear-breaking sound waves. They loved it, however, and never seemed to deviate from the recipe.

 These were the people she was sworn to protect. She had developed a light affection for the human race and considered them a benign, if not slightly silly, bunch of creatures. Her religious passion for her job was rooted in hatred of that which harmed the humans, not a superhero tendency to protect the weak.

Forest opened her eyes and focused all her senses to sniff out the illegal suckers that tried to sneak through the portal. She was in the zone tonight, and not for the first time did she feel that hers was the best job in existence. It was a shame she couldn’t legally kill suckers in her native world.

Over the next two hours, Forest didn’t move from the wall. She monitored the light traffic through the portal: two shifters and one elf, each of which nodded to her respectfully as they passed. Yawn. The shifters left the club to enjoy the delights of Austin’s nightlife elsewhere.

The elf would have been breaking Regia’s law had he left the club, but he dutifully seated himself at the bar and ordered a fuzzy navel. He wore a plaid, porkpie hat, pulled down over the tops of his pointed ears. Forest didn’t know him personally, but she had seen him in here before. The bartender surveyed him with narrowed eyes as the elf nervously tugged his hat down further and ordered a few more girly cocktails.

Intent on making sure that not one sucker was able to sneak past her, Forest was blindsided by the drunk bubba who had been trying to catch her eye for the last twenty minutes. He had finally decided to stagger over to hit on her.

“Hey babe, you’re too beautiful to look so lonely. How’s ‘bout I buy you a drink?”

“How’s ‘bout I call you a cab instead?” Forest mimicked his drawl.

“Only if you share it with me, Darlin.” He leaned in closer, and Forest’s throat began to sting from the noxious fume of booze mixed with his natural musk.

“While I appreciate the offer, Jethro, It seems only right to inform you that I’m not actually attractive at all. If you leaned in a little closer, you’d see that you’ve fallen victim to the effect of beer goggles. A hag like me can’t take advantage of a stud like you.”
As he leaned in, Forest instantly enlarged her nose, pockmarked her skin, evaporated her front teeth, and added a large black mole with a long hair sprouting from it for good measure.

“You’re no hag, baby! You’re the sexiest little thing in…I…uh… ” He stumbled backward. “Good grief! Sorry, sorry…” he stammered, retreating. “I’ve gotta quit drinking,” he mumbled as he turned away.

Forest chuckled to herself once he absorbed back into the crowd. Being a shape shifter sometimes had unusual perks.

About Tenaya Jayne

Hello. My name's Tenaya and I'm an addict. I mean author. When I was growing up, writing was just something I played at from time to time. I knew I wanted to be a writer, but I was one of those people who could never finish anything. When my eldest son was diagnosed with Autism, I began to write seriously. Writing became a necessity for me in the midst of my heartbreak. It was either that or take up drinking. I 'm thankful I chose writing as my escape because I discovered it truly is my thing. I want to be swept away when I read. That's what I want my books to do for you.The main goal of my writing is to entertain you. I want to help you escape everyday life for a little while. I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!

I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful sons. I'm an advocate for Autism awareness, and women trapped in abusive relationships. I try to always look on the bright side and help others do so too. I've lived many places but I currently reside in Missouri. I love reading, indie and foreign films, gardening, and moody music. 

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