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28 February 2014

Uncovered (98): Peacemaker

Hi, everyone and welcome to another week of Stacked, a feature to showcase a pretty cover that I am coveting. This week's cover is Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres, which you may remember from a haul post I did a couple of weeks ago. I received and e-ARC from the publisher and I have to say that it was the cover that initially interested me in the book. Thanks to She-Wolf Reads who let me know that the cover artist for this book is Joey Hi-Fi. He's done some really incredible covers for publisher Strange Robot which includes this one as well as the covers to the Blackbirds series by Chuck Wendig.

I am a huge fan of illustrated covers so this one immediately caught my eye. Love the detailing on this and the more you look at it the more you see. Hi-Fi often does really fine, detailed drawing and and this is a great example of that. It definitely has a sci-fi western vibe with the horses, her classic gunslinger stance and the futuristic buildings and spaceships. The colors are a little unusual and I like the pop of purple as well. I don't know if this book and cover would appeal to everyone, but it's definitely something that I would want to read.

Let me know what you guys think of this cover in the comments. If you like Joey Hi-Fi's work, check out this great interview that he did over at She-Wolf reads. Happy readying, everyone!

27 February 2014

Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy

Last week, the full trailer for the new Marvel Comics movie Guardians of the Galaxy was released. I have never read this comic so I don't know anything about the story, but I am pretty much in for any comic book movie. From what I can see, the special effects look good and it has a raccoon in it. How can I resist?

What do you guys think? Guardians of the Galaxy will be in theaters in August. 

26 February 2014

Review: Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren

Author: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Find It: GoodreadsAmazonB&N, Book Depository
Source: Purchased

Back when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands off each other in Beautiful Bastard, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming.

An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling.

Chloe and Bennett are finally getting married! Their relationship has seen its ups and downs but the two are finally tying the knot, in true Bennett and Chloe fashion.  Full of all of the humor, snark and super hot sexy times that I've come to expect from Christina Lauren, the final chapter of the Beautiful Bastard series was as good as I'd hoped and I am really sad to see the series end.

Of course there are going to be a few hiccups, but a couple randy aunts and a small flood aren't going to stop these two from getting married, though it just might make them a little insane. Bennett and Chloe have always been one of my favorite couples. They bring love/hate to a totally new level but, underneath it all, there is a really strong bond of love and trust. They know just how to push each other's buttons and neither is easy to be with but they accept and support each other through it all. I love the quieter moments that we see between the two as well. The two still have amazing chemistry and the tension is ratcheted up even more by Bennett's no sex before the wedding rule.

The gang's back together for the wedding and it was really great seeing Max, Sara, Will and Hanna again. Max and Sara are still head over heels for each other and Sara is expecting their first child. Will gets a bit of payback in the form of a practical joke, with some pretty hilarious results. While I was happy to see everyone again, I am glad that the story did not focus too much on the other couples. As much as I love them, this was Chloe and Bennett's story and I didn't want to be distracted from it. That said, I full would fully support a novella for each of the other couples to finish out their stories as well (hint, hint).

If you're a fan of Bennett and Chloe, I think you're going to have fun with this one. I am really hoping that this isn't the end but, even if it is, I am satisfied with Chloe and Bennett's HEA. Very excited to see what Christina Lauren cook up next.

Visit the authors online at www.christinalaurenbooks.com, Twitter (Christina, Lauren) and Facebook.
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25 February 2014

Crush Confessions Wrap-Up + Giveaway (Intl - Ends 3/7)

To celebrate the conclusion of our Crush Confessions feature, we are doing a little giveaway. It's open internationally and all you have to do is leave a blog post comment. We hope that you enjoyed our series of guest posts because we had a lot of fun doing them. Thanks to all the fantastic bloggers and writers who contributed. Be sure to check out all the posts and visit all of our awesome guest bloggers. Hopefully we can bring the series back next year. Good luck!

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24 February 2014

Manicure Monday (52): To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Hello! Manicure Monday is a weekly feature where I mash up my love of nail polish and reading together to showcase one of my current reads along with a matching manicure. Enjoy!

Looks like Monday has come around again. I should be on the road back to LA today. I had such a great time this weekend hanging out with my parents and fondling yarn at Stitches West. It'll be sad to go back to reality on Tuesday. If you saw yesterday's haul post, you might have been able to guess what today's manicure was going to be. It's To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. Thanks again to Aly from Kid Lit Frenzy for lending me her ARC. I'll probably be posting a review on Aly's site once I have finished the book. 

I had a lot of fun with this manicure and I think it came out well. Let's see how I did it.

First I have to say that I love the color palette of this cover. Pink and green are so girly and fun together. It's a pretty simple cover but I was able to pull a few motifs from it that I wanted to translate to my nails. First, I used 2 coats of Cult Nails Tempest, a great white creme, on all of my nail except for my pinkie finger. The first design element I wanted to re-create was the stripey blanket that the girl on the cover is laying on. Using a super skinny nail art brush, I made stripes using Orly Fresh (green), OPI Pink Friday (pink) and Kleancolor Black

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Next was my favorite part. It's hard to see but the sheets on the bed have a very small rose pattern on them. There are plenty of online tutorials on how to make roses on your nails. First, I used a small dotting tool (though you can use a toothpick or small brush) to create the blooms. I made blob-like shapes with OPI Pink Friday. Then I went back in with a darker pink, Misa Lovely Lychee, and just made small marks like commas on top of the light pink blobs. This creates the illusion of petals. Then I went in with Orly Fresh again and made tiny stems and leaves.  

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

I really like how the flowers came out. They are so dainty and cute looking and look way harder than they actually are. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

For my pinkie, I decided to create the look of a disco ball since there is one on the right hand bottom side of the cover. I used 3 coats of CND Silver Chrome as a base and topped it off with China Glaze Techno, a crazy silver glitter. 

Overall I really liked this manicure. So many people complimented me on it and the flowers were super cute. I am not too far into the book but am enjoying it. It's very different than my usual paranormal or dystopian read and I am just taking my time and am enjoying the change of pace.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Monday will be over soon, I promise. :)

23 February 2014

Stacked (95)

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I've bought, borrowed or received for the week.

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I am spending time with my parents this weekend. I haven't had much time to read really and this week's book haul is pretty tame. That will probably change in March though because so many books are coming out then. I better get reading so I can make some room in my library. :) Let's see what books I hauled this week.


Cora's Heart by Rachael Herron (signed) - This is the fourth and most recent book in Herron's Cypress Hollow series. I knew Herron was going to be at the knitting expo that I was going to this weekend (she is a knitter and her books have a subtle knitting theme). Luckily I caught her during one of her signing times and picked up this book.  


I borrowed some books from my friend Aly at Kid Lit Frenzy recently. Yes, I am very lucky and have cool friends who let me borrow ARCs. Only a couple of these were for me so those are the ones that I'll talk about. (Thanks, Aly!)

Half Bad by Sally Green - This book sounds super creepy and I've been dying to read it.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - I am not usually into contemporary novels but this book caught my eye and I've really been looking forward to reading it. I also love that it came with a super cute pink notebook.

So that's what's going on in my reading life this week? What new books did you get?

22 February 2014

Crush Confessions with She-Wolf Reads

It's February, the month of love (or at least the month with a sappy love holiday in it) and we are celebrating with Crush Confessions. I've asked some awesome bloggers and writers to come up with a list of the boys (and girls) that make them swoon. From vampires to werewolves, jocks to Brits - we have something for everyone! So sit back, relax, and get ready to swoon.

Today's Crush Confessions comes from Lee at She-Wolf Reads. I've been a follower of Lee's blog for a while now. As you might be able to tell from the name of Lee's blog, she is a fan of books with a paranormal elements. I knew she would be the perfect person to ask to contribute to Crush Confessions. What else could her topic be but Shifters? Take it away, Lee!

First, I’d like to thank Thuy for inviting me to participate in this fun feature! Since I’ve been a longtime fan of Nite Lite Reviews, I was so very geeked to take part in this series. Thanks, Thuy!

Let me start by letting you know that I love shifter stories. They are, by far, my favorite paranormal creatures of legend. So without further ado and in no particular order, here are some of the coolest shifters I’ve come across in some of my favorite urban fantasy and paranormal reads. They’ve all, in some way, captured my imagination, my obsessive nature, and, dare I say, my heart?

1. The Cornick Clan (Yes, the entire clan)

This list should really be called the “Cornick Clan Memorial List” since Bran, Samuel, and Charles Cornick, werewolves from Patricia Briggs’ stellar Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series, are, without a doubt, my favorite werewolves ever. EVER. I love these men. From Bran’s deceptive strength and power, to Samuel’s tortured past, to Charles’ necessary but personally devastating violence, I can’t get enough of these characters. I want a Bran novella, I was Team Sam for a long time, and Charles, oh Charles, his love for Anna just knocks me down every time. If you haven’t read either of these series, please do yourself a favor and start them. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

2. Jane Yellowrock – I like a woman with lots of guns and knives

Along with the Cornicks, I can’t get enough of Faith Hunter’s complex heroine, Jane Yellowrock. She’s a skinwalker but shares a soul with a mountain lion. Jane is the definition of an alpha female; she kicks ass, always shooting first and asking questions later. Yet under all the strength and balls and bravado is a woman who struggles with a dark and violent past she is only just beginning to understand. The series is layered, the world building deep, and the tone dark. Girl crush!

3. Jeff Christopher—The geek with some swagger

So Jeff Christopher is a supporting character in Chloe Neil’s Chicagoland Vampire series. He’s a tech geek with a crush, at least at the start of the series, on Neil’s heroine, Merit. Jeff stood out to me immediately. He’s a shifter but neither Merit nor you, the reader, knows exactly what he is. All you know is this geek is well-respected, dare I say even slightly feared, by members of the local werewolf pack. I love the dichotomy of a guy who is seemingly so beta being treated like such an alpha and you have no idea why. That is until House Rules, the seventh book in the series, where Jeff’s animal is revealed and it’s pretty stellar. I’m a geek at heart so Jeff is definitely my kind of shifter.

4. Suzume Hollis—The Smart-Ass Kitsune

I discovered Suzume in ML Brennan’s very original, darkly humorous, and just overall excellent American Vampire series. Suzume is Kitsune, a fox who can shift into a human as depicted in Japanese mythology. Suzume is sexy, tough, clever, and a smart ass. She’s the muscle, the alpha, and the potential love interest to her friend Fort, the beta, vegetarian vampire she’s charged with protecting in Generation V, the first book in the series. Why do I have a crush on this woman? She’s just super cool. Suzume has a comeback for everything, she’s street smart, has a bunch of geek references on hand, and is mischievous. Oh, and sexy. Can’t forget that. Can I be her?

5. Rourke—The Prehistoric Mystery Man

Similar to Jeff Christopher, Rourke has this mystery thing going for him. In Amanda Carlson’s action-packed UF series, the Jessica McClain series, Rourke is introduced as a badass shifter of unknown origins. His name alone makes some of the most alpha werewolves shake in their boots. Rourke is the epitome of alpha but what makes him great is that in his relationship with Jessica, the series heroine, he knows when to sit back and trust that she can take care of herself. I’m sure you’re wondering why I called him pre-historic…Well, it’s an exaggeration but the dude’s old, like, ancient. I loved that Carlson made his beast so old, so unusual, and so very solitary.

6. Jessica McClain—The Only Female Werewolf

Speaking of Rourke…let’s get to Jessica. She’s Rourke’s mate, and, most importantly, the only female werewolf in existence. Carlson introduces Jessica in a great novella that has her resilient heroine going to blows with a werewolf in a boxing ring. She knows she can’t win but she fights for the principle of it. It’s such a defining character moment that I immediately developed a serious girl crush on her. Jessica is scrappy, quick thinking, powerful, and has a strong moral compass. Backing down is never an option for Jessica. She always finds a way to do what’s right whether it be with brawn or with brains and always with her heart. I love this heroine.

7. Gemini—Find him in the yearbook as “Werewolf with the Coolest Power”

Cecy Robson’s Weird Girl series is pure, adrenaline-packed fun. While the series focuses on a group of powerful sisters, one of my favorite characters is Gemini, a werewolf from the local pack. Gemini doesn’t get much page time but when he is on screen, as it were, I always get very interested. He’s a bit of a beta, always a gentleman, and has a tattoo that gives him extraordinary power: he has two wolves in him. Enough said.

8. Mercy Thompson—The Shifter Queen

Again, Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is in a class of its own. Mercy is a coyote and a mechanic who specializes in Volkswagens. What can I say about her that hasn’t already been said? She’s scrappy, loyal, caring, smart, independent, and gets in all kinds of trouble but always for the right reasons. Mercy is a survivor. She’s suffered a lot. And it’s devastating. But she comes out the other end of it strong and alive. In every book, Mercy steals my heart.

9. Jack Talent—I want more

Jack is the tortured enigmatic character who I became obsessed with in Kristen Callihan’s Winterblaze, book three in her Darkest London series. Jack has a painful past, a mysterious connection with a woman he seemingly can’t stand but obviously wants, and he’s a kind of shifter. And it’s precisely the “kind of” that intrigues me. Callihan created such a compelling and complex hero in Jack that at the end of Winterblaze, I knew I wanted more. I can’t wait to start the next book, Shadowdance.

10. Jena Crowe—Mother, Lover, Shifter

This one is a bit unfair to add but I’m going to anyway. Full disclosure: I haven’t yet read the full-length novel, Cambio Springs by Elizabeth Hunter, which features Jena. But I have read its prequel novella, Long Ride Home, and I was utterly moved by her. In this sparse story we follow the three-day road trip Jena takes with her children to return home to the mysterious town of Cambio Springs. Along for the ride is the ghost of her husband. At night, while the kids sleep in the back, she and her husband talk about their past and her future. It is deeply romantic and so very bittersweet. I loved Jena’s determination to do right for her kids, l loved relationship with her husband, I loved her strength. In the end we learn what Jena is and it is a tremendously hopeful scene that really demands you read the full-length novel. Which is what I’m going to do. Right now.

I hope you enjoyed this list! Now tell me who are some of your crush worthy shifters?

Thank you for participating, Lee. These are definitely some swoon worthy shifters.

A self-proclaimed “book-a-holic,” Lee was introduced to the genre of urban fantasy through the Sookie Stackhouse series.  After the first book, Lee was hooked and have not looked back.  Her favorite series are Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs, Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter, the Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger, and the Disillusionist Trilogy by Carolyn Crane.  And these are just to name a few. Lee wants to use her blog to write down my thoughts on the books she reads. Hopefully, those thoughts are interesting.
You can find Lee at She-Wolf Reads

21 February 2014

Uncovered (97): Kiss Kill Vanish

Who says that you can never judge a book by its cover? Well, I know you can't always but a pretty cover will definitely sway me at the bookstore. Uncovered is a weekly post where I wax poetic about a cover I am lusting over. Agree, disagree? Let me know in the comments below.

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by today. I am actually posting this ahead of time (for once) and will hopefully be winging my way up to see my parents this weekend. That should be pretty exciting. Anyhow, today's featured book is Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez. To tell you the truth, I think the thing that I really love about this cover is the colors. I am a huge bright color person and I love the mix of lime green, pink, blue and yellow in this. I love how it all seems to be exploding and  the black and white backdrop just makes the blast of color seem even brighter. Not sure what is going on with the girl in the background but it looks pretty intense.

What do you guys think of this cover? Intriguing or not? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

20 February 2014

Crush Confessions with The Reading Date

It's February, the month of love (or at least the month with a sappy love holiday in it) and we are celebrating with Crush Confessions. I've asked some awesome bloggers and writers to come up with a list of the boys (and girls) that make them swoon. From vampires to werewolves, jocks to Brits - we have something for everyone! So sit back, relax, and get ready to swoon.

Today's confessions comes from Lucy at The Reading Date. Lucy always has fantastic reviews and features and I love her voice. Having seen all of the great New Adult recs on her blog, I knew she would be the perfect person to ask to participate in Crush Confessions. So, without any further delay, please check out The Reading Date's New Adult crush confessions.

Thank you to Thuy for inviting me to take part in her February Crush feature! I don’t think I’ve ever made a book boyfriend list before, and this was kind of fun! My crush category is New Adult, where a lot of the guys are hot and damaged.

Hope you meet a potential new favorite book boyfriend today!

9 NA Crushes:

Rock Stars

Kellan KyleThoughtless series by S.C. Stephens

Oh, Kellan. He is the front man for the D-Bags, a Seattle bar band that hits the big time. Kellan can be best described as sex on a stick. He meets Kiera and sparks fly, only she’s the girlfriend of his best friend.  I don’t always like Kellan’s behavior, but he’s such a charmer I can’t help but have a soft sport for him. This series is very angsty but addictive.

David FerrisLick by Kylie Scott

David Ferris is the guitarist for a very famous band called Stage Dive. Evelyn happens to be in Las Vegas celebrating her 21st birthday when the band is in town. She wakes up the next morning married to David with no recollection of the night’s events. It sounds cliché but the author sells this story and makes you root for David and Evelyn despite the odds. David defies the rock star image in a way and is actually hurt that Evelyn doesn’t remember the wedding.

Lost Boys

Dean HolderHopeless & Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Holder (as he is called) is strong and sensitive, loyal and protective. He takes things slow with Sky, and is patient and understanding as she’s working through some things. Plus, he goes running with her and cooks for her!  He has had some sadness in his life, and Sky is helping to turn that around. This quote is Holder in a nutshell:

“Sky, I'm not kissing you tonight but believe me when I tell you, I've never wanted to kiss a girl more. So stop thinking I'm not attracted to you because you have no idea just how much I am. You can hold my hand, you can run your fingers through my hair, you can straddle me while I feed you spaghetti, but you are not getting kissed tonight. And probably not tomorrow, either. I need this. I need to know for sure that you're feeling every single thing that I'm feeling the moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.”  Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

Josh BennettThe Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Josh has been dealt some serious blows in his life, and he lies low and doesn’t let himself get too close to anyone. All of his family is dead. Nastya is new at school, and she also has her guard up due to a traumatic event, and in fact doesn’t speak at all. The two eventually find solace in each other. Josh lost everything but he’s surviving, and building furniture. If Josh was your boyfriend you’d always have a great chair to sit on or coffee table to prop your feet on.

19 February 2014

Crush Confessions with Olivia at Nite Lite

It's February, the month of love (or at least the month with a sappy love holiday in it) and we are celebrating with Crush Confessions. I've asked some awesome bloggers and writers to come up with a list of the boys (and girls) that make them swoon. From vampires to werewolves, jocks to Brits - we have something for everyone! So sit back, relax, and get ready to swoon.

Today's confessions comes from Olivia who is a co-blogger here at Nite Lite.  I know that Liv has a soft spot for sports romances, so who better to ask about the hottest jocks in literature these days? Without further delay, let's see which jocks and athletes Liv is crushing on.

Maybe it is somewhat paradoxical that I would be writing about Hot Athletes when I had no clue who played in the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago, but it seems that I can’t get enough of these bad boys of sports when contained within the pages of a book.  I seems I am always on the look out for a new sports romance with a HEA ending.

Here are five of my favorite hot athletes...

One of my favorites themes in Sports Romances is the bad boy in need of an image make-over.  It seems that the public loves an athlete with a wild reputation, though management doesn’t seem to agree, and brings in the image makeover specialist, who is always a sexy successful female, to help our tough bad boy make a change.

Cole Riley, Football
Playing to Win by Jaci Burton
Cole Riley has a short fuse and a tendency to party too hard, and does not always play nice with his teammates.  However, if he wants to keep playing professional football, he is going to need to make some changes.  Savannah Brooks is the sexy professional hired by his new team to help Cole clean up his act.  Initially, Cole comes across as a spoiled, arrogant jerk.  He claims he is misunderstood and it is all the fault of the press.   When Cole lets down some of his guard, you get to see that underneath he is a pretty amazing guy.  Hey, he cares about his family, a lot, which always counts for something in my book.  And he is one generous, and sexy lover.    

Most romance novels are all about falling in love, but there are some that focus on second chances.  In Line of Scrimmage, Ryan Sanderson makes a Hail Mary attempt to save his marriage.   

Ryan Sanderson, Football
Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force
I fell in love with Ryan Sanderson.  He arrives back home after being injured in his third championship game.  It is days before his divorce is final and his soon-to-be ex-wife is already planning her wedding to her fiance.  Ryan was a successful quarterback who realizes that all of the success is worth nothing if he doesn’t have Susannah.  Can he win her back before it really is too late? Ryan has a charming smile, a sense of humor, and a smokin’ hot body.  Unfortunately, football has gotten in the way of being able to focus on his wife and marriage.  As the story progresses, you realize that there is a sweet vulnerability below the surface that makes Ryan more than just what is on the outside.  It was this Ryan that shines through the story and just captured my heart.

Another scenario that crops up sports romances is the injured athlete and the female that seems to be there to help him through a tough time.

Reid Andrews, MMA
Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell
This was the first romance I read with a Mixed Martial Arts athlete.  It didn’t take me long to want to say “Move over, Lucie, this hottie is mine.”  Reid Andrews is recovery from a shoulder injury.  It turns out that the physical therapist is his best friend’s “little” sister.  Reid is charming, and sexy and agrees to help Lucie with her own personal makeover if she helps him with his recovery.  Did I mention that Reid is sexy? Yep, definitely sexy.  And he also has this really sensitive, creative side.  I definitely want Reid as my book boyfriend.

Of course, then you still have the athlete who is happy to move from one meaningless sexual encounter to the next until they meet the one woman who turns their world upside down.

Jax Maris, MMA
Rules of Entanglement by Gina L. Maxwell
Apparently, Gina Maxwell writes some great book boyfriends since I also included Jax, Reid’s best friend, in this list.  I really couldn’t decide which one was hotter.  Both were great in such different ways. Jax would typically not be a guy that would catch my eye despite how good looking he was.  He is much more laid back and doesn’t seem to take anything very seriously.  However, when it comes to winning the girl, he is seriously focused.  The scene with the tequila shots and the picnic at the waterfall had me fanning myself.

Mick Riley, Football
The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
Jaci Burton tends to write some hot athletes and I couldn’t leave off Mick Riley.  Mick’s story kicks off the Play-by-Play Series.  And similar to Jax, I probably would avoid Mick.  He seems like way too much of a playboy for my taste.  Fun to look at but not much more. However, throughout the book, I couldn’t help but really like Mick.  He was a successful athlete with strong family ties.  After awhile you realize that the public persona and the real man are two different people, and the man in real life was someone I really wanted to get to know better.

Liv loves reading Sci Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Sports Romance, Historical Fiction, Comics/Graphic Novels, Mysteries and the occasional cook book. She loves hanging out by water - oceans, lakes, waterfalls, hey, even a small brook will do in a pinch - and does her best thinking and writing there. She love movies, cooking with friends, and well, reading of course. Liv blogs at Nite Lite Book Reviews and you can also find her on Goodreads and Twitter.