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Cover Reveal & Release Day: Wait for you by J. Lynn

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU? 

Wait for you by j. lynn


Synopsis
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?
J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT
“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES
I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!
Wait for you by j. lynn
 Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

Review: The Forever Gate 3 by Isaac Hooke

Tuesday, February 26, 2013



The Legend Continues...

          With air quickly running out on the Outside, Ari struggles to complete the mission for the Control Room before it is too late.

                But will her world shatter when she learns the shocking truth of humankind’s origins?



Where to buy:  The Forever Gate 3 by Isaac Hooke

My Review:


          I just finished this book and I am a little … still in the book right now. So many things have happened in just one volume and more lies have been discovered, but I have this felling that are more to revealed.
First of all I am really happy that the number of pages is increasing from one book to another which means more of the story.

          The Forever Gate 3 was like a roller coaster of emotions with so many surprising twists that left me in shock for the best part of the book. The ending was a killer and left me starring at the screen for a couple of minutes trying to understand how and want just happened. I actually love that in a book and it brings more hope for me since this is a Science Fiction book and basically anything can happen. Even miracles…right?  
I was pleased to see that we finally find out what happened to Earth and how the new world was created. It was never mentioned who the attackers of Earth were, but it was clear who were those that destroyed it and it was kind of sad, but also the cruel reality of our days brought to the extreme.

          Without warning, the air cracked with a sound that was ten times louder than a thunderclap, and Ari felt her chest vibrate. Glass windows shattered on the building beside her, and people screamed as the shards rained into the street. More smoke plumes ripped up the sky, followed by more earsplitting thunderclaps.

          Ari has somehow evolved as a person, she is still reckless (I guess that she got this from her father), but she is aware against who she fights and for what. She is brave and family is still important to her. I was happy that she choose to visit her mother even though they didn't get along that good in the past.

          Cora reminded me of an old lady at first, that kind that is convinced that a woman's role is to get married, have kids and die. I would have loved if Ari would have told her that is sure that she is a gol because she soon got on my nerves. Still, after she spilled all the horrible secrets about their past as a family, Ari continued to take care of her.

          Tanner acted all the time like a guide, filling us and Ari with all the useful information they should know as gols. At there were moments when I could have swore that he was Ari's consciousness. He always knows when she plan to do something dangerous and he is always right there to save her or get saved.

          "It's important that you know the truth," Tanner said. "And understand what we're fighting for. Or at least, what we gave up."
Romantic Interest.
          No, there is still no relationship and I respect this. They are on an important quest, pretty dangerous and they are realistic. They can't snuggle and run from danger at the same time. But the chemistry between them is there. They like each other and they sometimes act like they complete the other, especially in fights and in plans.

          If I had to choose between all three books released until now I would definitely choose this one as my favorite and I am sure that the fourth will be even better. 

          The ending was not so pink: with just one hour of air and dangerous creatures, the mission could become a little impossible. We will just have to wait and see.

Cover Reveal: Fight or Flight by Jamie Canosa

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Some secrets tear us apart. Others bring us together.

Be smart. Keep your head down. And look out for number one.
These are the rules Jay has lived by for the past two years. The rules of surviving life on the streets. But when Em comes bursting into his life, in all of her disastrous glory, the rules go right out the window.
Survive. Flee what’s been left behind. And never look back.
Emerson’s plan was simple. Though, it was easier said than done. The city streets are dangerous and unforgiving to a new arrival. Especially, a seventeen-year-old girl who’s never known anything but life in the suburbs. Sometimes, however, what’s lurking behind those white picket fences can be more frightening than any dark alley.
Both of them made the same decision when life got overwhelming—to run from their demons. Brought together by fate or circumstance, Em and Jay find the kind of love neither of them ever expected. But, when those demons come back to haunt them and their love is on the line, which instincts will they choose to follow this time . . . Fight or Flight?
 COMING MARCH 2013!!!

Add it to your TBR shelf now on Goodreads here
Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in upstate NY with her wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird, and the rabbit.
Her debut novel, Dissidence, was published in 2012 along with several novellas. including Temptation, the first in her Heart and Soul series.
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In My Mailbox #8

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I've been receiving, wining and buying books lately (in the past two weeks).

I BOUGHT:
A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin
Queen of the Dead (Ghost and the Goth #2) by Stacey kade

I WON:
Ce sa fac cu Mostenirea  (original: In Wahrheit wird viel mehr gelogen) by Kerstin Gier
I won this on Mythical Books. Thank you!!!

BOOK SWAP:
The Time Thief (The Gideon Trilogy #2) by Linda Buckley-Archer
Over the sea, under the stone (The Dark is Rising #1) by Susan Cooper

Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards


Cover Reveal: Inferno by Dan Brown (US and UK)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
          In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.          Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

**First cover is the US version and the second is the UK one.
**Publication date: 14 May 2013

Where to buy:
US: Inferno by Dan Brown
UK: Inferno by Dan Brown
 

Deal Hunter (#16): Partials by Dan Wells

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Partials by Dan Wells

Where to buy it: Partials by Dan Wells - $5.62

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 About the book:

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them--connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.

Upcoming Blog Tour: Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu

Sunday, February 17, 2013
          I am happy to announce that I will be the host of yet another Blog Tour. This time, the Tour is for the book Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu and I will be reviewing it. My turn will be on March 4th, so don't forget to make me a visit.
          Until then don't forget to visit the other blogs for more reviews, interviews and lots of fun.

Schedule:

About the book:

          When Anne and Neil leave on a one-week holiday hoping to reconcile after a two-year separation, little do they know that destiny has other plans for them. Their discovery of human bones and a bejeweled cross in the hollow of a tree open the door to the supernatural realm and the anguished life of Genevieve, a nun from medieval England.          Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve her eternal rest?          The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.

THUNDEROUS BLOG TOUR - Review: Thunderstorm by J.M. Schroder

Thursday, February 14, 2013



          What you thought you knew about the BIBLE… is about to CHANGE. 
          What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing. She is not sure if it is a curse or a gift from the Gods. All she knows is the man that has informed her of this has way too much guilt on his shoulders regarding her and her past. Chrome is her Guardian but that does not mean he can protect her from everything. He should be the first one to know that - since he is the one telling her that she must save the world.           
          My name is Dika, I am an American born Hungarian, Polish, Spanish Gypsy with a little bit of something special, born right here in the green state of Oregon, home of the Beavers. History would be changed in a matter of a few words spoken from the man that has been haunting my dreams. My sisters and I need to save the world and if we don't the Universe will cease to exist as we know it.
           My name is Chrome Jai, Dragon Guardian to Dika Edens, created to protect her from the evils of the first human woman mother of mankind. I will protect her as she fights to save the humans, but her first assignment will be to make it through the first 48 hours and find her Aunt and her Grandmother.
           We will go together to hell and back just to fix the mess of the Gods and man.

Where to buy: Thunderstorm by J.M. Shroder

My Review:

          I hate it when I start with this part, but here it goes: I LOVE the cover!!! The cover alone tells you the story (or at least part of it) of the book, plus that I am a sucker for the blue and black combination.
Going back to the story now
          J.M. Schroder has done such a good job reinventing one of the most known books, the Bible. I didn’t know how I would feel about it, not because of the religious themes, but because the blurb doesn’t say enough about the book. My first thought when I started the book is that it reminded me of the tv show Charmed. The sisters were close and after decades they would still get along. I immediately got the feeling that family is important to them and they would do anything to protect each other (and I was not wrong).  They are strong, independent and all of them stubborn, never asking or eager to get help, especially from a men.
          I enjoyed the way the author played with mythologies, the way creatures were brought into the story, but I must admit that most of all I liked the Dragon Guardians, the fact that they were created to complete every Daughter’s power.
          Chrome Jai is the Guardian of Dika, and part of the story was told from his point of view. He can shift to a dragon, mist or man and he was created to protect Dika. All her life he was invisible, but still she could feel his presence. That is mostly every Guardian’s characteristics, but what I liked about Chrome is his naivety. He was not allowed to show himself to others, or even talk to them so you could only imagine that he did not know that many things.
          The other character from which point of view the story was told, was Dika, of course. And every time the shift between the two characters occurred, you could actually feel who was and when. The voices are different; Dika is more casual, she talks the way everyone talks today, while on the other hand Chrome is much more formal, always respectful and I don’t remember hearing him swear too much (but if that happen, I blame Dika, she might be a little impulsive lol).
          Thunderstorm is a women’s world, all powerful, independent and very smart. Each of them has her own personality, but being sisters Dika, Lala, Aishe and Drina have some features in common and I liked that a lot.

***Warning*** ADULTS ONLY (sorry, but some of the scenes were very descriptive and I don’t recommend to anyone under the age of 18) 

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Review: Downpour (Ember #2) by Madison Daniel

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Programul complet al Blog Tour-ului il gasiti aici.
They wanted us all. The fire starter, the rainmaker, and the new little healer. I should have seen this sooner.

A little sister lost.

A family tree withered.

A journey to save the past.

Max Valentine is a walking supernova.
On the run and searching for answers, his light darkens.
Dark skies on the horizon make his next chapter ominous.
His powers are fading but still he pushes toward the storm.
Embers still burn but can he survive this one truth...

...love is eternal but the heart is not.
 Where to buy: Downpour (Ember #2) by Madison Daniel

 
My Review:

          I am just a little bit confused with what to say and what not about Downpour. The thing is that more than half of it involves a huge spoiler and I can’t talk about certain parts without revealing it. I will try anyway.

          What on earth was with that ending? I am not saying that everything went well until that point, but the last part came all of a sudden with no warning with nothing. While I was reading the last chapters I expected someone to die, but I did not expect that. Let me tell you this: I finished the book, I read the last part and I was shocked, then I read it again because it was late, I was sleepy and I thought that I might not understand English anymore. The next day I read it again because I thought that I dreamed it, but no…that character was still dead.

Anyway, moving along to the beginning.

          In the end of Ember Max took off, he went after Asia and to find strength to forgive himself for his past, but Downpour is settled somewhere in the future. A couple of months have passed since Max was on the way and after a long time alone he decided to search for Asia, who still believed that he was dead. That small part in which he was with Asia was a dream, and yes, this is the third book in a row that has mentioned in it Paris. I did not expect it to last of course since there was the cliffhanger from Ember to be resolved.

          After a small trip around the world, mainly because of Asia, Max had to go home and there is where things started to go crazy. He found his uncle sick for a few months, Sam had moved on and Kai really pissed off. Even though he spent his time with Asia he hasn’t forgot Sam.

Max’s feelings
          They are pretty much confusing and he is doing a great job confusing me as well. I get him a little. Asia and Sam are different, but each of them has something that makes them strong and appealing. We will get there soon.
"But as angry as I was at Sam, I was even angrier with myself. I deserved this pain. I had earned it."
-Max-
          Max has moments when he seems more mature, but every time Sam and Asia are in the same room he freaks out. He is afraid that they might kill each other and those are the moments he simply doesn’t know what to do.

Frank
          He is the one that always tries to makes things right. He is calm and soothing, even in his state. When Max, Asia, Sam and Kai are in the room, he is the only one that makes them connect and he even breaks Asia’s walls down.

Asia and Sam - This should be fun.
          It all started with Asia, and I thought that Max has finally made his choice, but it was way too early and she made me hate her a little. She became selfish and didn’t tell Max the most important thing that she knew that will concern him. 
          The moment Max meet Sam I liked the fact that she moved on and it seemed that she tried and maybe succeeded in forgetting, just a little, Max. And I was proud of her, until she realized that the feelings are still there. Once again I thought that the choice was made by Sam, who was involved in a relationship.
          Passing along the fact that both girls were still in love with Max, I enjoyed the fact that they both grew stronger. Asia’s supernatural powers were now under control and she learned how to use them in all kind of new ways. Sam also grew stronger in her normal human way, she had moments when she was more confident and determined and she had one solid reason (that's the spoiler part - I'm sorry, but you'll need to read the book for that).
          The relationship between them moved from anger and frustration to trust in the end. Sam trusted Asia with her most precious thing and Asia was ready to sacrifice her love for Max, letting him to be happy with Sam. And I liked that. They both changed and let away their feelings of hate until the point in which they protected each other.
“Come on Max...what’s that saying...if you love something...” her voice broke a little.
“Let it free,” I finished for her.
-Asia & Max-  

Kai
          Poor poor Kai. He was furious with Max when he returned; he tried to run him over with the car and then saved his life. They were best friends again, but things were different and Max kind of betrayed him ... again. That was not nice, but he still managed to remain a good friend for all of them

The Villains. Powerful, motivated and scary.
          There were at least three main villains and one of them was Lucy and her motivation was revenge. There were also two more, new character and they were after Asia and Max’s powers. Their secret was out and dangerous men now want them for their unique abilities.
“I miss high school,” I said with a sore breath. 
“Huh?” 
“These real world bullies hurt!” I coughed. He patted me on the back.

          What I really loved in this book was the fight scenes and there were many. I really liked the way they were described and the way I could easily visualize the display of power from both Asia and Max.

"Nothing but the absolute power that I had always tried to hold back. I had let go before but never like this. I was a newborn star. A violent supernova. I was a walking reckoning. I was their end."

          And just to keep you relaxed: don’t worry there is not a cliffhanger, there at least three so bye bye now, I'll go and wait for Book 3.

My Review for book #1:

Ember

Review: Songs of the Wind (Love Lines #2) by Diana Nixon

Sunday, February 10, 2013
“See?” he whispered into my ear. “Even with his memory problems he's still jealous of you.” 
-Evan-


          Losing Christian hasn’t been easy for Eileen. But she’s not going to give up. Now she has to find a way to bring him back from the magical dream, where he was taken by Eric Lanster. Together with her friend Evan, Eileen goes to France – Meridin’s motherland, where she hopes to find out the mysteries of the dream’s magic. In a small town named Fontainbleau they meet a wizard, who turns out to know a lot of their secrets…           Determined to help Eileen, Evan agrees to complete some special dream piercing training. But he can’t even imagine what he has put himself into. The magic of dreams keeps a lot of secrets. The spells are dangerous and their consequences no one is able to predict.           Friends can become enemies…          The ones they used to call their family can become traitors…
But the ones they love will always be there to help…


 Where to buy: Songs of the Wind (Love Lines #2) by Diana Nixon

          How can a book be that perfect? I don’t want to exaggerate, but this is the kind of reading I enjoy and there are several reasons why: smart characters that don’t jump right into danger without thinking, friends that are important, loving family and no love triangle.

          I really missed Christian, but even though he was not present, he was definitely the center of Songs of the Wind. I enjoyed the team effort and the way everyone has been organized unlike some YA novels in which the characters run around in complete chaos. May that was because in the case of the Love Lines series, everyone is over 18 years and guided by some mature adults. This brings it a little closer to what reality means.

          Like I said, I missed Christian, but we still get to see glimpses of him in Eileen’s memories and we get to know his feelings because of the songs the wind brought. I will be back at him in just a couple of minutes.

Eileen
          I liked the way Eileen evolved, she became more independent and she is most definitely much more powerful. If in Love Lines she was always protected by her friends and father, now she is the one to protect them. And maybe it was because of Christian’s disappearance, but there were moments in which Eileen seemed tougher and at one point she noted that she is sick of all the lies her friends used so often in order to protect her.

“Now, tell me what’s going on?” Eileen said, getting down to business. She went to the opposite wall and leaned over the window sill, her arms crossed. “And I need all the details,” she warned, watching Marion and me with a murderous look.

Evan
          I liked him a lot in Love Lines, but things have changed in Songs of the wind. I don’t know if I can like him more than a lot, but I do. He is my favorite character and it’s no doubt about that. He is smart, funny and as powerful as Eileen. Maybe part of the reason I liked this book so much was because half of it was written from his point of view. We get to know him better and the more you know him the more you like him (you can’t escape it). I am glad that we also got the chance to find more about his family and his past and the most original way. (not going to tell you, you’ll just have to read it.)

Eileen and Evan
          No, there is no love triangle at least not from where I stand. I LOVE their relationship and I don’t think that they should be together. There was a small part in which I was confused about the relationship part, but it all figured out. The chemistry between them is perfect. They are friends and they take care of each other and when they don’t do that they exchange the most sarcastic and funny dialogue in the entire book. I love the way Evan is protective of her and how it all turns around when is Eileen’s turn to save him.

There is this part, in which their friendship really begins, which I am dying to tell everyone, but I can’t. That is a called a spoiler and I try not to throw them in my reviews.

“Okay. But I can’t but admit how damn sexy you look in my sweater,” he whispered into my ear.
“Your what?” I asked, puzzled, turning to see his smiling face.
“My sweater, dear,” he repeated, taking my almost empty cup. “The one you are wearing at the moment,” he added, pointing to my outfit. I looked down at myself and gasped.
“Aw heck!” I groaned, realizing that any old thing turned out to be Evan’s sweater.

The Villains
          I get them. And I’m not an evil genius, but I must admit that they were motivated. They were desperate to get more power, but they were still small puppets in a bigger game and what comes next looks bigger and more dangerous and I can’t get to see what comes next.

Christian *SPOILER AHEAD*
          Yeah, I tried, but I choose to let this at the end because there is no other way. Christian’s personality has changed a little because he doesn’t remember Eileen so he learns how to know her all over again. I know that this was not a fun part of Christian’s return for Eileen, but he seemed to have fun and I don’t know why, but I liked his attitude (sorry Eileen). It was nice and romantic to see him fall in love with her again and to see her confused (she didn’t know how to act around him).

The End
          Yeah, there is a small cliffhanger at the end and yes, you will want to read the next book as soon as possible. ^_^

Love Lines Blog Tour: Love Lines #3 - Title and Synopsis Revealed

Saturday, February 09, 2013
Full Schedule of the Love Lines Blog Tour
Cover designer Jennifer Munswami

Hello everyone,

          Welcome to day 10 of the Love Lines Book Tour. I have something special for you today and all of you will be ecstatic, especially if you are a fan of the series, have read the books so far and have wondered: What Now?

          Well this is what is next. The title and synopsis for book #3 is here. Thank you Diana for choosing me. I am honored to be the one to bring these news.

         Diamond Sky
By Diana Nixon
(A Love Lines Novel)
Book 3
A new page of the Love Lines story that will reveal new secrets and mysteries buried in the walls of Dever. Eileen, Christian and Evan need to find an old spell to protect themselves and those they love from being killed. There is only one problem – no one knows where the spell is hidden….
A mysterious student comes to Dever. A boy whose eyes are always watching. Who is he? What secrets are hidden behind his smiles? Is he a friend or an enemy?...
When they thought they knew everything about the super powers they possessed, they could have never imagined that in reality they didn’t know a thing. The wind can turn into the worst hurricane they have ever seen. The water can destroy everything. The earth can swallow them alive. And the fire can burn them to ashes….
The illusions - the only thing they tried to run away from, will come back to ruin the world they live in, taking away everything they ever cherished and loved.
When you think you are so close to getting what you want, think twice about your every step. Because what you think is the right thing to do may take away your life….

Loved it? Can't wait for it? I know I am. :D 
Until then, if you haven't got the chance to read the books here is a special giveaway for this Blog Tour:
 
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My destiny waits in Paris

Thursday, February 07, 2013

          My destiny waits in Paris And no, that is not the title of another book; it’s just a series of weird coincidences that have happened to me lately. You know that saying: “All roads lead to Rome”? Mine seems to scream to pack my bags and go to Paris.

The beginning: 
          I first fell in love with Paris after reading Die for me by Amy Plum. I loved the way she described parts of the city and in some cases I tried to follow the map (and it worked, until I accidentally crossed the Seine and I forgot where I was). The point is that I loved the landscapes that mind so much that I decided to go to Paris, but not now, maybe someday.


Coincidence #1: 
          After reading Die for me I decided to daydream a little about Paris, while doing that I received an e-mail from a website with all kind of deals for trips. Well this one had great prices on various trips to Paris.
          “Fine”, I said to myself deleting the e-mail while being a little frustrated.

Coincidence #2: 
          I bought myself some cute things from an online store and because there was a minimum order I had to add at least one item so I browsed the necklace section and the first thing that shows up: an Eiffel Tower pendant. Well, I will not go to Paris anytime soon so I could comfort myself with the beautiful accessory. And yes, I bought it.

Songs of the wind Diana NixonCoincidence #3: 
          I started reading Love Lines by Diana Nixon. I mean I already knew that the action is located mainly in Denver. How could I know that part of the book has a trip to Paris and that is how I started yet another painful trip thru beautiful descriptions of the city and for some hours, at least in my mind I was there.


Coincidence #4: 
          I finished Love Lines and I loved it. One day later I receive an e-mail, a newsletter from a website saying exactly this: Pack your bags for Paris! 

What now? 

I honestly think that I need to go to Paris now. Pack my bags and … well start walking to Paris.

Deal Hunter (#15): The Carrier of the Mark & Wither

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
 The Carrier of the Mark by  Leigh Fallon

Where to buy it: The Carrier of the Mark by  Leigh Fallon - $ 4.53

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Their love was meant to be.

          When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.

          But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Where to buy it: Wither by Lauren DeStefano - $4.60


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          By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?

          Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

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