Sep 02 2014
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Cover Reveal for Fragile Reign (Mortal Enchantment #2) by Stacey O’Neale

 
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I am pretty excited to be able to share the amazing cover for the second book in the Mortal Enchantment series. I read the prequel The Shadow Prince and it was fantastic and I can’t wait to continue the series. There is a giveaway and a little bit about the cover model too. Enjoy…

 

 

 

Cover Reveal for Fragile Reign (Mortal Enchantment #2) by Stacey O’NealeFragile Reign
Series: Mortal Enchantment #2
By Stacey O'Neale
Published by
Phoenix Reign Publishing

On November 18th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Fantasy

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It’s been a week since all hell broke loose…



Rumors of King Taron’s weakened powers have left the air court vulnerable. Kalin is desperate to awaken her akasha powers, except she doesn’t know how. Tension within the court is at an all-time high. Pressure is mounting for her to ascend to the throne, but a halfling has never ruled over any court. To solidify her position, the council has advised her to marry Sebastian—a high ranking air elemental she’s never met and her betrothed. 



Will Kalin sacrifice her relationship with Rowan to strengthen her court?

Rowan and Marcus return to a fire court in turmoil. Liana’s death has fueled the fire elementals’ distrust against the air and woodland courts. The unbalanced elements have set off natural disasters all over the mortal world. Rowan takes the throne to restore balance, promising to unite the fire court. But not all elementals are happy with his leadership. Many are secretly loyal to Valac, which means Rowan needs to find allies for his cause.

Can Rowan unify the court of fire before the elements destroy the world?

 

 

 

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The Shadow Prince
(Mortal Enchantment #0.5)

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Mortal Enchantment
(Mortal Enchantment #1)

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Details about the cover, from author Stacey O’Neale:

The background represents the woodland court and the caves at the bottom are where the members of the royal family live. I chose caves because the woodland court protects the forests of the world. I didn’t think they would choose to cut down trees to make a castle, so the massive caves worked out nicely. If you zoom in, you can see where the doors and windows are cut out. The inside is very lavish.
 

 

 
Giveaway

 

 

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So, what do think of the cover?

 

 

 

About Stacey O’Neale

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Stacey O’Neale started her career in publishing as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. She loves to write stories with swoony paranormal heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

When she’s not writing, she loves blogging and fangirling about books on twitter. Occasionally, she leaves her computer to go outside.

Jenea

Aug 31 2014
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The Sunday Post #117

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
~ It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blogs for the week ahead.

 

 
Our youngest daughter turned 10 this week, it’s so hard to believe how fast they grow. I kept her cake covered so she didn’t know what it looked like till it was time to bring it out, so she was so surprised and she loved it. I took my son for his monthly orthodontist, and they finally put the bottom wire but they also put this chain on his tooth so it will pull it slowly into place. He was in a lot of pain for the first two days. His experience with braces hasn’t been a pleasant one so far. :( I try and tell him it will all be worth it in the end.

I got some good reading done this week, and finished 5 books. A couple of middle grade books came this week and they sound good, so my daughter and I are going to read them together. Tomorrow is Labor Day here, and we will be spending the day with the kids, playing xbox and watching movies so I won’t be around but will catch up on Tuesday. :)
 

 

Here’s what happened this week:

 

Reviews:

Review for Made For You by Melissa Marr

Review for Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra Adornetto

Review for The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing

Blog Tours/Blitz:
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Weekly Events:
Waiting on Wednesday #101

New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of September 1st

 

Coming Up Next Week:

 

A Cover Reveal

Review:
Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Soulless (Death Warden #1) by Amber Garr

Book Blitz:
Dark Redemption (Dark Paradise #3) by Angie Sandro

Weekly Events:
WoW Post #102

New Additions: Releases for the week of September 8th

 

 

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Soulless (Death Warden #1)
by Amber Garr

(Many thanks to Hallowed Ink Press)

Dark Redemption (Dark Paradise #3)
by Angie Sandro

(Many thanks to Forever Yours)

 

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Melt
by Selene Castrovilla

Blood Of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3)
by Barry Lyga

 

 

(Many thanks to Last Syllable Books & Little, Brown)

 

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The Bully Bug (A Monsterrific Tale #6)
by David Lubar

The League of Seven (The League of Seven #1)
by Alan Gratz

 

(Many thanks to Starscape)

 

 

 

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Jenea

Aug 30 2014
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New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of September 1st

 

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This is a feature that is done on Saturdays here at Books Live Forever. Spotlighting some new Young Adult and New Adults, and the occasional Adult book that I find that are hitting shelves next week.

 

 

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MARY: The Summoning (Bloody Mary #1)
by Hillary Monahan

My Review

 

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The Dolls (Dolls #1)
by Kiki Sullivan

My Review

The Jewel (The Lone City #1)
by Amy Ewing

My Review

 

 

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A New Darkness (The Starblade Chronicles #1)
by Joseph Delaney

Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1)
by S.R. Grey

Sealed with a Lie (Two Lies and a Spy #2)
by Kat Carlton

One More Chance (Rosemary Beach #8)
by Abbi Glines

Shattered (Scorched #2)
by Mari Mancusi

 

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The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing
by C.K. Kelly Martin

Feuds
by Avery Hastings

Wildcard: Volume One (Wildcard #1)
by Missy Johnson

Don’t Touch
by Rachel M. Wilson

Fall of Night (Dead of Night #2)
by Jonathan Maberry

 

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Revealed (The Missing #7)
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Sinner in the Dark (In the Dark #2) by Inger Iversen

After the Pain (The Reflection Series #2)
by Gia Riley

In Her Wake (Ten Tiny Breaths 0.5)
by K.A. Tucker

Destined for Doon (Doon #2)
by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon

 

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The Winter People
by Rebekah L. Purdy

The Boy I Love
by Nina de Gramont

Still Point (Awaken #3)
by Katie Kacvinsky

Stronger Than You Know
by Jolene Perry

Frayed (Connections #4)
by Kim Karr

 

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The Memory Keepers
by Natasha Ngan

Anatomy of a Misfit
by Andrea Portes

The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan
by Atia Abawi

Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1)
by Josephine Angelini

Shatter (True Believers #4)
by Erin McCarthy

 

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Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper
by Elizabeth Kiem

Untouchable (Invincible #2)
by Dewayne Haslett

Lie for Me: Griff’s Story (Find Me 0.5)
by Romily Bernard

First World Problems
by LeighAnn Kopans

Loving Lies (Granton University #2)
by Linda Kage

 

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Zac and Mia
by A.J. Betts

Right Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate #3)
by Chelsea Fine

100 Sideways Miles
by Andrew Smith

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
by Sarah J. Maas

Killing Sound
by Paul Southern

 

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Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1)
by Cherie Priest

Vivian Versus America (Vivian Apple #2)
by Katie Coyle

The 100 Society
by Carla Spradbery

Let Me Know (Lost In You #2)
by Stina Lindenblatt

The Undead: Playing for Keeps
by Elsie Elmore

 

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Starry Night
by Isabel Gillies

Now I’ll Tell You Everything (Alice #25)
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Forget You (A Coldcreek Novel #4)
by Jennifer Snyder

Artemis’s Hunt (Sons of War #2.5)
by Lia Davis

Puppy Love
by A. Destiny, Catherine Hapka

 

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A Hole in My Heart
by Rie Charles

Blow
by Jodi Lundgren

The Hunted (The Enemy #6)
by Charlie Higson

Beetle Boy
by Margaret Willey

Bridge
by Patrick Jones

 

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Falling into Place
by Amy Zhang

My Year of Epic Rock
by Andrea Pyros

Charming the Outback
by Leesa Bow

Haunted Ever After
by Juliet Madison

 

 

 

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Jenea

Aug 29 2014
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Review for Made For You by Melissa Marr

 

Review for Made For You by Melissa MarrMade For You
By Melissa Marr
Published by
Harper Collins

On September 16th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Mystery Thriller

Format: eARC
Pages:
368

Source: Edelweiss
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When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
So, how could I not possibly not pick up a book that is said to have obsession, murder and a romance, and it is by Marr. Um yes please… This book is full of all kinds of crazy.
 
Eva is a well liked girl in the town where she lives. Parents seem to adore her, the girls at school want to be her, and guys want to be with her. But the one guy she wants to look her direction, doesn’t. And after a party she is hit by a passing by car and left for dead. Her memory is fuzzy about what happened that night, and now she can see peoples death if there is physical contact that passes between her and the person. At least something good came out of all the time in the hospital though, she has reconnected with a long lost friend, but friendship isn’t all she wants. But there is someone after Eva and finding out who and why is the most important thing right now.
 
Eva was likable and realistic. She didn’t always make bright decisions but she was trying to help her friends and trying to find out what was happening in her town and I liked that about her. Nate might have been known as a player, but he has is own family crisis he is dealing with. He is caring, and sweet and is there for Eva. Grace is the best friend that every girl needs, she is spunky and adorable. How could I not like her? This was an amazing cast of characters. Even the Judge was interesting..
 
This is told from 3 different perspectives. Eva, Grace the best friend and the killer or Judge. I am happy that this one has a romance that didn’t take center stage, it is just a great, slow building, sweet bonus. The mystery was good and kept me turning pages, being in the mind of the Judge was eerie, his thoughts and beliefs and the things he did to get Eva’s attention, jeez.. This is one disturbed person! But man was it freaking awesome. The big build up to the who the Judge kept me trying to read faster just so I could see who it was and it wasn’t who I thought it would be either. How did I miss those clues?! It was definitely entertaining.
 
Made For You is a dark and enthralling thriller, the characters and the mystery will keep you turning the pages. Fans of ya thrillers will enjoy this one.
 

 

 

 

4 hrt

 

 

 

About Melissa Marr

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I’m a mom, & I write. My Books: the Wicked Lovely series, 2007-2013; Graveminder, 2011; The Arrivals, 2013; The Blackwell Pages (2013-2015); and Made for You, 2014.

Jenea

Aug 28 2014
7

Review for Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra Adornetto

 

Review for Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra AdornettoGhost House
Series: The Ghost House Saga #1
By Alexandra Adornetto
Published by
Harlequin Teen

On August 26th 2014
Genres:
Young Adult Paranormal Ghosts

Format: eARC
Pages:
304

Source: Netgalley
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After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…

Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.

To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever… and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own.

 

 

 

My Thoughts 1

 

 

 
It’s been a while since I read The Halo series, of which I thought were pretty good and I just have to read the last book. So, I decided that I would have to give Arornetto’s new ghost series a try, because I love a good ghost story.
 
We are introduced to Chloe who sees ghost and has recently lost her mother and is grieving. Her Father isn’t dealing with the loss well and sends his two children to England to stay with their Grandmother. There is no cell service, no internet and is far away from the town. And it seems to be haunted. She does meets a handsome ghost and falls for him. But he isn’t alone and the woman who he was involved with before he dies is seriously pissed off to see him with Chloe.
 
Chloe was a character that I felt for, she’s lost her mother and now is in a strange mansion, and completely cut off from the outside world of Grand Hall, her Grandmothers home. She seemed like a good girl, she loves her family, she misses her friends and is pretty sarcastic too. She wants what most girls want at this age, cute guy to notice her. The love interest is Alex who is a ghost… He died over a 150 years ago, and is everything like I expect him to be with the way he carries himself and thinks things she be.
 
The story will give you thrills and chills, but wasn’t overly scary though. Now it does have it’s moments, but the scary aspects were overshadowed by the very cliche’d romance. It’s forbidden, and they fell for each other so quickly too. But there is also the friend that Chloe made when she first arrived at Grand Hall, and he likes her and she is oblivious. Anyway, I enjoyed the flashbacks to the time between Alex and Isobel and learning what transpired between them to make her the way she is and why both haven’t crossed over. It was the best part for me and it did kinda made up for the romance. The ending was a little shocking and I have to say, I am kinda curious to see is going to happen.
 
Ghost House was an okay read for me, it just didn’t wow me as I was hoping it would. I read it all in one sitting so I would say, it was worth the read for me and I do think fans of ghostly romances will like this one.

 

 

 

3 hrt

 

 

 

About Alexandra Adornetto

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Alexandra Adornetto is the pen name of Alexandra Grace, born on April 18 1993 in Melbourne, Australia. She penned her first series, The Strangest Adventures at thirteen, after being inspired by Lewis Carroll, J.M Barrie and Enid Blyton.

She is now a New York Times bestselling author with seven books behind her. After the release of the Halo series, she left Australia to relocate to Oxford, Mississippi, where she met the love of her life…a five pound Yorkie named Boo Radley.

Alexandra now lives in Hollywood with all the other misfits.

Jenea