Apr 21 2014
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Monday’s Mini Reviews for Fall with Me by Julie Particka & The Shadow Prince (Mortal Enchantment #0.5) by Stacey O’Neale

 

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Fall With Me
By Julie Patricka
Published by Entangled Embrace
On April 28th 2014
Format: eARC
Pages:
200

Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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In the game of love…

Dumped by her college boyfriend for her best friend, the last thing Jenna Brandt needs to deal with is working beside her backstabbing-BFF’s hotter-than-hot brother. But when he offers her a chance to get some revenge on her ex, she can hardly say no–even if spending more time with Sutton puts her heart in jeopardy all over again.

Someone’s going to get hurt…

Sutton Bell has had a thing for Jenna since they were in high school, but after one screwed-up night, she didn’t want anything to do with him. Now, with just the summer before he leaves to begin his new career, Sutton’s determined to convince Jenna he’s not the player he used to be. But saving his sister from making an awful mistake may mean losing Jenna for good.

 

 

 

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This was a quick and fun read and great characters that made me enjoy the story even more. Jenna has been dumped by her long time boyfriend, only to learn after that he had cheated on her too. But that wasn’t even the worst of it, it was with her best friend Lacey. Sutton, the hot brother and Jenna some up with a plan to make the ex jealous and break up the new couple. Sutton wants his sister away from the same creep that broke Jenna’s heart and will do the same to his sister. I liked the plot, the whole let’s get revenge and break them up, only for it to turn out to be something different are a lot of fun to read. Jenna was stubborn and feisty and Sutton was sweet and caring and together they have some major chemistry. But this wasn’t anything new for them, they apparently had a thing back a few years ago and it didn’t work out all that well. Their banter was refreshing, and fun, with stolen kisses, and steamy encounters. Some decisions made by them both made things worse at times, but we all learn from mistakes and that is just what Jenna and Sutton did.
 
Fall with Me was an amazing journey for Jenna and Sutton, with second chances and learning sometimes aren’t always what they seem. The ending was sweet, and I kinda wish there was more tho their story. Maybe there will be, because I would certainly pick up.

 

 

 

4 hts

 

 

 

 

 

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The Shadow Prince
Series: Mortal Enchantment #0.5
By Stacey O’Neale
Published by Phoenix Reign Publishing
On March 25th 2014
Format: eBook
Pages:
389

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
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This prequel novella is FREE and available on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble!

Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

 

 

 

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The Shadow Prince is a prequel for the Mortal Enchantment series. We are introduced to a few of the characters, Rowan was the main one. He is a strong character, he has morals which with everything that happened he maintained them and I really like that about him even when he mother the Queen asks him to do something that would cause turmoil not only in their land but other as well. For a little over a 100 pages, there is a lot packed into it. There are those who have control over the elements and the courts that govern them, and there are shape-shifters too. With the action and betrayals and the events that lead up to the end of this prequel, I know that the first book, Mortal Enchantment is going to be an amazing start to this fantasy series. And one I am looking forward to reading.
 

 

 

3 and half

 

 

 

About Julie Particka

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Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all.

She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.

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

Apr 20 2014
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The Sunday Post #98 Happy Easter!!!

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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.

 

 

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This has been an eventful week at our house. I check our bank account all the time, and notice a charge last month that I really didn’t didn’t remember doing, but the hold dropped off so I didn’t pay it any mind. This month is did it again, from the same place. We called the bank and reported it and they put a hold on the card. Luckily too, because since that day over 6,000 dollars worth of charges have tried to go through the card. My OCD paid off this time, or we would have had some massive charges. *phew* Other than it was a fairly nice week and a busy one blogwise too. We will be hunting Easter Eggs with the kids and eating a nice dinner all together. Hope everyone enjoys the holiday.

 

 

Here’s what happened this week:

 
The Eternal Gift (The Eternal Series #1) by Candy Crum

Review for Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn

Cover Reveal and Trailer for Fruit of Misfortune (Creatura, #2) by Nely Cab

Waiting on Wednesday #83 Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1) by Cherie Priest #WoW

Review for How We Lived by Erin Butler

Review for Saving Quinton (Nova #2) by Jessica Sorensen

New Additions: New Releases for the week of April 21st

 

Coming Up Next Week:

 

Monday’s Mini Review’s The Shadow Prince by Stacey O’Neal & Julie Patricka

Review for Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

A Couple of Cover Reveals

Two Year Blogoversary Celebration!!!

Review for Creators (The Lost Souls #3) by Tiffany Truitt

New Additions: Releases for the week of April 28th

 

 

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Threats of Sky and Sea (Threats of Sky and Sea #1)
by Jennifer Ellision

(Many thanks to Xpresso Book Tours/Upcoming Tour)

 

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Creators (The Lost Souls #3)
by Tiffany Truitt

(Many thanks to Entangled Teen)

 

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Dream Boy
by Madelyn Rosenberg, Mary Crockett

(Many thanks to Sourcebooks Fire)

 

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How We Lived by Erin Butler
Fall with Menby Julie Particka
(Many thanks to Entangled Embrace)

 

 

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Wild (Forever Wild #6)
by Magan Vernon

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Witch Avenue Series (The Witch Avenue #1-4)
by Karice Bolton

The Becoming (The Becoming #1)
by Jessica Meigs

 

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Exhale
by Jennifer Snyder

Enchanted Immortals (Enchanted Immortals #1)
by C.J. Pinard

See How She Runs (The Chronicles of Izzy #1)
by Michelle Graves

 

 
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Jenea

Apr 19 2014
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New Additions: New Releases for the week of April 21st

 

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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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The Year of the Rat
by Clare Furniss

Keep the Faith (Faith #2)
by Candy Harper

My Not So Super Sweet Life (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3)
by Rachel Harris

 

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Fragile Line
by Brooklyn Skye

Ex Factor
by Elisa Dane

The Fearless
by Emma Pass

 

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Burn For You (Boys of the South #5)
by Marquita Valentine

Shift
by Jeff Povey (UK)

Rough Waters (Drenaline Surf #2)
by Nikki Godwin

 

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She Is Not Invisible
by Marcus Sedgwick

Deception’s Princess (Deception’s Princess #1)
by Esther M. Friesner

The Inventor’s Secret (The Inventor’s Secret #1)
by Andrea Cremer

 

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)
by Jenny Han (Paperback)

A Song For Us (White Trash Trilogy #3)
by Teresa Mummert

TALKER 25 (TALKER 25 #1)
by Joshua McCune

 

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The Last Best Kiss
by Claire LaZebnik

Golem in My Glovebox (Monster Haven #4)
by R.L. Naquin

Expiration Day
by William Campbell Powell

 

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The Art of Secrets
by James Klise

An Aria in Venice (A Musical Interlude #1.5)
by KaSonndra Leigh

The Chance You Won’t Return
by Annie Cardi

 

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Summer State of Mind (Whispering Pines #2)
by Jen Calonita

Slowly We Trust (Fall and Rise #3)
by Chelsea M. Cameron

Don’t Call Me Baby
by Gwendolyn Heasley

 

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September Girls
by Bennett Madison

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller
by L.B. Simmons

Forever Too Far (Rosemary Beach #4)
by Abbi Glines

 

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How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love
by Ken Baker

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2)
by Stacey Kade

Broken Glamour (Glamour, #2)
by Maggie Marr

 

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New Sight
by Jo Schneider

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1)
by Anne Blankman

 

 

 

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Apr 18 2014
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Review for Saving Quinton (Nova #2) by Jessica Sorensen

 

Review for Saving Quinton (Nova #2) by Jessica SorensenSaving Quinton
Series: Nova #2
By Jessica Sorensen
Published by
Grand Central Publishing

On February 4th 2014
Genres:
New Adult Contemporary Romance

Format: eARC
Pages:
384

Source: Netgalley
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Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She's determined to find him and help him . . . before it's too late.

Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he's done. But there's one flaw in his plan: Nova isn't going anywhere . . .

 

 

 

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I read Breaking Nova late last year, and was one those books that I still think about when I read other darker contemporaries. It has just seemed to stick with me, and I was pretty excited to be able read more of Nova and Quinton’s story. But wow, wasn’t thinking this would be where they ended up, and at times I had to put it down for a little while. So emotional, but I wanted needed to know what happens so, I pushed through all the emotions this made me feel and boy was it great!
 
Having been almost a year since Nova has set eyes one Quinton, the guy who made her feel again. She seems to be doing well for herself, going to school and trying to put the past behind her. But no matter what she does, she can not get him out her her system. She decides that she is going to find him and help him, but the shape he is in she isn’t remotely prepared for. Nova isn’t going to just give though. Quinton is one of the worst down hill spirals, he is slowly killing himself with the drug use and all the sexual encounters, most he can’t even remember. He feels he has nothing to really live for, so why care what is happening to him or anyone else for that matter.
 
This alternates between Nova and Quinton. First I want to talk about Quinton’s, it was raw and gritty and hard to read at times. Seeing his addiction through his eyes and believing that he wasn’t worth the air he breathed was painful. Having never been through anything like this it was hard to read his POV, but I have worked in law enforcement, and would see people at their worsts, it isn’t pretty at all. Sorenson does wonders with her writing, and all the pain and self loathing that Quinton felt, it was like we were right there with him. Nova was amazing, this is one girl with determination that I would want in my corner for sure. In the first book, Breaking Nova we get more of a romance, but this time around things are different. The focus is Quinton and the horrible shape he is in, and I would really like to see him and Nova get some type of happy ending here soon. They’ve been through so much. The ending was left off with a cliffhanger, but a hopeful one at least.
 
Saving Quinton isn’t pretty, there are no stolen kisses or sweet blossoming romances, it is sad, gritty and broke me. I am anxiously waiting to see where this leads and if Nova is going to be able to save Quinton. Can’t wait to pick No Regrets soon.
 

 

 

4 hts

 

 

 

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About Jessica Sorensen

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Jessica Sorensen is the author of The New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers, The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, and Breaking Nova, which are New Adult Contemporary novels. She also writes Paranormal series, including the Fallen Star Series, Shattered Promises, Darkness Falls, and the Death Collectors. She loves writing and reading and is an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and Modern Family. An immense music lover, Jessica immerses herself in her music as she writes. She has a broad taste in music, and a list of favorite songs that goes on for miles! A few of her current favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, and Nirvana. Some of Jessica’s favorite “watch it over, and over again” movies include Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.

Jenea

Apr 17 2014
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Review for How We Lived by Erin Butler

 

Review for How We Lived by Erin ButlerHow We Lived
By Erin Butler
Published by
Entangled

On April 28th 2014
Genres:
New Adult Contemporary Romance

Format: eARC
Pages:
200

Source: Publisher
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Nineteen-year-old Kelsey Larkin’s parents uninvited her to her brother’s funeral. She just wanted to wear jeans and a T-shirt—the clothes Kyle would’ve wanted her in—not wrap herself up in death. So she watched the funeral from afar, like an outsider. Which is just how she feels.

Chase came, though, just like she knew he would. Until a few months ago, the three of them had been best friends, and then Chase made a mistake that shattered both families. But when Kelsey looks at him, she doesn’t see her brother’s killer. She sees the boy next door who’s always taken care of her. She sees home.

When Chase tells her his feelings run deeper than friendship, she can’t help but get lost in him. In Chase, she finally has the closure she’s been unable to find anywhere else. But the boy she’s falling in love with is still hiding secrets about the night Kyle died. Secrets that could destroy everything they have…again.

 

 

 

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I really like when I go in to a book not really knowing what it about. I wasn’t prepared to be a blubbering mess though. Our family suffered a loss similar to this not that long ago, so it was an emotional read for me and I read this in one sitting because Kelsey and Chases story just sucked me in. Kelsey has come home and not under good circumstances. The death of her brother who was just returning home from active duty in the Military is tearing her family apart, and blame is passed in the small town. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and this is just the case with Kelsey and Chase. They find a peace and healing power in each other but trying to make her parents see this was an uphill battle for both of them.
 
I think I just fell for both of these characters from the start. Kelsey is heart broken and lost with out her brother, her pain is palpable but through all of this I found a heroine who has amazing strength for going through something like this. Chase having been the one driving the car that killer her brother, has such guilt and carries enough pain for all of them. But he was a good guy who made a horrible decision that change so many people lives. Kelsey parents are a mess, and I can’t imagine the pain they feel. These are characters that your heart just goes out to.
 
This was such an emotional read for me. The story is about Kelsey and Chase and how they are still trying to move on, and during all of this some healing as well. Each of Kelsey’s parents have their own ways of dealing with everything, and so does Kelsey. I think the fact that Kelsey doesn’t see Chase as the horrible person who killed her brother, but the guy who made a horrible mistake shows the type of person she was. There is never a right time to drink and drive and an extremely important lesson for everyone. In this, I think I think Kelsey was looking for comfort and someone who understands what she is feeling and Chase was what most would say is the unlikely source of that type of comfort. Chase, Kelsey and her brother all grew up together, and I could see why she would go to him, and their relationship was wonderful, their interactions were painfully sweet. It was clear that they had had some type of feelings for each other even before the accident. The ending revealed some secrets that Chase had hiding, and they made this even better and it was such a great ending for Kelsey and Chase.
 
How We Lived has all the feels, and is a beautiful story of loss and grief but one with hope and love. I would definitely recommend this fans of the emotional contemporaries.
 

 

 

4 hts

 

 

 

About Erin Butler

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Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she loves to read. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially fangirls over a sigh-worthy romance.

She lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. Preferring to spend her time indoors reading or writing, she’ll only willingly go outside for chocolate and sunshine—in that order.

Erin is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal novel, and the forthcoming contemporary romance titles, HOW WE LIVED and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION.

Jenea