Waiting On Wednesday 88

By: | Apr 16, 2014

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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Isla and the Happily Every After
Anna and the French Kiss #3
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: August 14th 2014
Publisher: Dutton

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

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What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Teaser Tuesday 48

By: | Apr 15, 2014
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Teaser Tuesday is Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Here's how it works:

1. Grab Your Current Read 2. Pick 2 Teaser Sentences from it (be sure to avoid spoilers!)
3. Post it to your blog with title & author so other TT participants can add it to their TBR list!
4. Then, when you visit other TT, leave a link to your TT in their comments.

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Author: Amanda Maciel
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

"Seriously, if what happened to Emma pushed everyone to suicide, every high school in America would be empty" – page 42

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Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.

All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?

Each installment of The Light Chronicles is a standalone story.

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Praise for Shadow Fire "This book contains monsters, magic, majestic creatures, and a evil guy that wants to destroy the world. If you love hot guys.....Zane is all that plus a few tricks up his sleeve. Just read it!" Venture ~Amazon Reviewer "Adventure, magical creatures, fun characters, and romance make this book a perfect read for all ages." James ~Amazon Reviewer "I thought the writing was strong; it had me turning the pages quickly to see what would happen next. The characters were engaging and the dialogue well-written." Lisa Temple ~ Goodreads "Oh, I truly loved this one! Shadow Fire, by Kimber Leigh Wheaton, is a snappy, sassy, sweet, all-that-kind-of-awesome-and-then-some YA read. I couldn't put it down." ~Sasha Hibbs ~ Amazon Reviewer

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Excerpt When we reach the deck, everyone stops to stare at me. Trying to ignore the blatant curiosity, I follow Hanna down the aft stairs to the brig. Zane and Taranis occupy cells across from each other. They're both sitting on the floor glaring daggers at each other. Hanna hands the key to me and slips away. Inching closer, I'm careful to remain out of reach of the two prisoners. As soon as they see me, both men jump up and start talking over each other. "Ashlyn! How are you feeling, Love?" Zane asks. "Ashlyn, my fiery angel, you are a ray of sunshine in this dank prison!" Taranis says. "I'm gonna let you both out, if, and only if, you promise to behave," I threaten. Both men nod their agreement. "That means no fighting. It also means we never, and I mean never, speak of what happened last night." When I get no argument, I free Zane first and then Taranis. "Do you even know what happened last night?" Zane asks, taking me into his arms. I stand rigid in his embrace, not sure if I'm ready to forgive him quite yet. "Only what Hanna told me," I snap at him. "I saved your virtue from this raving lunatic," Taranis says, pointing at Zane. "Then you decided to take it for yourself!" Zane yells back at him. "Did you not hear me?" I shout. Pulling myself from Zane's embrace, I back up and glare at both men. "No speaking of last night. Period. End of discussion." "Yes, Love," Zane replies. "Yes, virtuous virgin," Taranis replies. "Taranis!" I release a menacing growl, and wince when my right eye starts to tic. "Yes?" he asks, eyes full of mock innocence. "Run," Zane says. Taranis listens to Zane's advice and takes off up the stairs to the deck with me hot on his heels.    

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Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in The Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming soon.  

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Spotlight on author T.M. Smith

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Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for OPPOSITES by T.M. Smith

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In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems. Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites. *WARNING* Opposites is a majorly M/M New Adult novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.

The Library An Opposites Novella

The Library, an Opposites Novella, by TM Smith Three gay couples run amuck in this short story where clothing, beds, even four walls are all optional!

Want to know what happened that night in the library? Cirian and Rian had a fight in the library and Rian ends up naked on the desk, on his back, at Cirian's mercy.

Want to know how far things went with ice cream? A romantic evening by the fire feeding his husband ice cream leads to a lot more than heavy petting for Aiyan and Kaden.

Want to know what was going on when those birds fled? Travelling hundreds of miles, battling the rebels and then travelling back to House Gaeland will take it out of you. But when Tanis wants something, he takes it. Raven is about to be bent over a tree!

A Note from the Author: I've taken three scenes from Opposites that were cut short and elaborated on the shenanigans that ensued. I also focused more in the beginning on the relationship between Cirian and Rian, to give readers a chance to know them and their inner workings better.

**Warning, The Library is a novella set in the same world as Opposites. It's an adult dystopian M/M novella that includes consenting and explicit sexual relationships between gay couples**

 

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1 winner (US only) ~ ebook copies of Opposites and The Library, 2 bookmarks, Opposites book thong and spiral key chain
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About The Author:

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a 'what if'... What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast?

Author Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/T.M.-Smith/e/B0... Author website: www.ttcbooksandmore.com Author Twitter - https://twitter.com/TTCBooksandmore GoodReads book: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17... GoodReads author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTMSmith Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ttcbooksandm... Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJjm1...

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The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay

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Two ARCs are up for grabs from this New York Times Bestselling Author!

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The Other Story
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Release Date: April 15, 2014 Publisher: St Martin's Press

Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest… Now a bestselling author, when he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family – a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg – but the answers wouldn’t come easily.
In the process of digging into his past, something else happened. Nicolas began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success, skyrocketing him to literary fame whether he was ready for it or not – and convincing him that he had put his family’s history firmly behind him. But now, years later, Nicolas must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out.
Page-turning, layered and beautifully written, Tatiana de Rosnay's THE OTHER STORY is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future.

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TATIANA DE ROSNAY is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times bestselling novel Sarah’s Key, an international sensation with over 4 million copies sold in thirty-five countries worldwide that has now been made into a major film to be released in Spring, 2011. Together with Dan Brown, Stephenie Meyer, and Stieg Larsson, she was named one of the top ten fiction writers in Europe in 2009.  Tatiana lives with her husband and two children in Paris, where she is at work on her next novel.

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Casting News. Casting Questions

By: | Apr 14, 2014
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Should someone who doesn't really like YA books, play the beloved parts of our characters in the movies?

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Two totally different books, from two totally different authors. Both being made into a movie and both starring Chole Grace Moretz (apologies for not knowing how to put the dots above the 'e' in your name, Chole)

Moretz seems to be the new Book To Movie IT Girl. First with Stephen King's 2013 adaptation/remake of Carrie (which also starred Ansel Elgort…this info will come in handy later) Then she's of course playing Mia Hall in Gayle Forman's IF I STAY movie adaptation:

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And now  news has been released that she's accepted the main role in Rick Yancey's THE 5th WAVE movie adaptation.

Now, I quite like Moretz. I don't recall a movie I've seen her in where her acting ability hasn't blown me away. Even being wary of another Carrie remake, I loved that she made that role her own. She's a great actor, there's no question about it. But Moretz was quoted saying something that might be a little unnerving to fans of YA. And while it could have been said in the heat of the moment, or because she was bummed out that she wasn't getting the new lead roles from the YA Book to movie adaptations – who knows. The point is she did say it, and I want you to tell me what you think about it:

And while the actress didn't previously have a whole lot of love for the YA label — she recently told Entertainment Weekly that she sees young adult fiction as unserious and lacking in depth…*

Q: Are you still excited about Moretz filming 2 YA book to movie roles, even knowing where she stood on the genre of books?

Q: Is this just a case of her needing to find that right book to change her mind, do you think?

Let me know your thoughts on those in the comments! But before you go, I have one more thing to note…has any one else noticed that Hollywood seems to keep using the same actors over, mostly I the Book to Movie adaptations…

Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now, Footloose, Divergent.
Shailene Woodly – The Spectacular Now, Divergent, TFioS
Chloe Grace Moretz – If I stay, The 5th Wave, Carrie
Ansel Elgort – Carrie, TFioS, Divergent,

I have no issue with Hollywood putting the best and brightest out there for movies. The right person always seems to get the role, despite what I feel about it at casting time.

What I AM SAYING is that after awhile, I'm going to start getting bored watching the same 4 people play roles over and over.

Q: Do you feel like this too? Or are could you be happy if these 4 did all the roles for the rest of time?

Amber

*Quote source, MTV.com

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