Monthly Archives:: June 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cover Madness Giveaway

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As you’ve noticed lately there has been a wave of fabulous cover reveals that are just making us all giddy. To celebrate, me and Jenni at Alluring Reads (I consider her my little sister blog >.<) have decided to collect them and host a giveaway together, where you can chose one of these epic covers to pre-order for your shelf, and at the same time, say thank you to our wonderful followers! Let's see all the pretties (click on cover for Goodreads)!

 Yeah! Crazy, right?
You can pick a pre-order for any of these, OR, you can chose the 1st book in the series if the cover shows is a sequel.

*If the title chosen happens to become unavailable at The Book Depository, the winner will have to choose another*

This is a follower appreciation giveaway made possible by The Book Depository affiliate program. Support more future giveaways by using the link on sidebar to shop at TBD

Giveaway is for one choice of book from the list above (or another in the series) per hosting blog. So there are TWO chances to win!
I will choose one winner here, and Jenni at Alluring Reads will chose another winner. 
Head on over to Alluring Reads for another chance to win!
Click here for her giveaway post!

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Open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you
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Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (10)

Posted by on 06/30/2012 • 64 Comments

Xpresso Weekly is my edition of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring the books I got this week, and I also mention blog news/happenings of the past week.

This week at Xpresso Reads

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! We had crap weather this week but the weekend is full of sun! 😀 So what did you miss this week? What about the TON of new covers that were revealed! I posted a bunch on Facebook, I’ll just link you to the reveal album here, the new ones are on top it’ll just be easier. Includes Requiem (Delirium, #3), Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2), The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) & more! On the blog I had the Temptation blog tour that stopped…

Review: Solstice by Donna Burgess

Posted by on 06/29/2012 • 25 Comments

Solstice: A Novel of the Zombie ApocalypseDonna BurgessRelease date: May 7th 2012by E-Volve Books


On the eve of winter Solstice, a massive flash envelopes the Earth and then there is nothing. The sun no longer shines and civilization is plunged into unending darkness. Those exposed to the mysterious flash have changed—they have become bloodthirsty, cunning, and determined to devour anyone who is not infected. They are Ragers.

In Sweden, a group of uneasy travelers hears a broken broadcast. There is hope. Something called Sanctuary waits, but it is thousands of miles away, somewhere on the shores of the British Isles.

Meanwhile, in a London supermarket, a high school English teacher from the States finds himself stranded along with a handful of students on a senior trip. Outside, hoards…

Review: Never Enough by Denise Jaden

Posted by on 06/28/2012 • 40 Comments

Never EnoughDenise JadenRelease date: July 10th 2012by Simon Pulse


From the author of Losing Faith, a novel about two sisters and the eating disorder that threatens to destroy their family.Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special… even if that means betraying her sister.But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship —and her sister—before it’s too late?

*A copy was provided by Simon &…

Waiting on Wednesday (42)

Posted by on 06/27/2012 • 74 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  My pick this week:

Paper Valentine Brenna Yovanoff Release date: January 8th, 2013 by Razorbill  

PAPER VALENTINE, in which a girl haunted by the troubled ghost of her best friend finds herself sucked into a darkly mesmerizing string of murders, in which a serial killer who leaves a paper-heart ‘valentine’ on his victims’ bodies draws ever closer.

More books by Brenna:

Isn’t this cover so different? I love it it’s so intriguing. Murder mysteries have always been my favorite kind of books. For years before I went into YA, it was all that I read. So yes, I must have this! 😀 I actually haven’t read…

Temptation: Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

Posted by on 06/26/2012 • 46 Comments

Temptation is a novel I very much enjoyed recently so I’m happy to have Karen over on the blog today for a quick guest post on the Amish culture. We’ve also got 2 fabulous giveaways going on. First, let’s have a look at my review!

TemptationKaren Ann HopkinsSeries: Temptation, #1 Release date: June 26th, 2012by Harlequin


Your heart misleads you.  That’s what my friends and family say.  But I love Noah. And he loves me.  We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other’s arms. It should be  ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won’t be. Because he’s Amish. And I’m not.

*A copy was provided by HarlequinTEEN for review purposes* The…

Review: Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Posted by on 06/25/2012 • 35 Comments

Falling for HamletMichelle RayRelease date: July 3rd, 2012 (Paperback)by Poppy


Sometimes love can make you crazy.

Meet Ophelia, high school senior, daughter of the Danish king’s most trusted adviser, and longtime girlfriend of Prince Hamlet. She lives a glamorous life and has a royal social circle, and her beautiful face is splashed across magazines and television screens. But it comes with a price–her life is ruled not only by Hamlet’s fame and his overbearing royal family but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go.

After the sudden and suspicious death of his father, the king, Hamlet spirals dangerously toward madness, and Ophelia finds herself torn, with no one to turn to. All Ophelia wants is to live a normal life. But when you date a…

Fresh Batch (June 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 06/24/2012 • 24 Comments

Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Wicked NightsGena ShowalterSeries: Angels of the Dark, #1 Release date: June 26th, 2012by Harlequin


Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless–and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel…