02 March 2015

{Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway} Confess by Colleen Hoover

By: Me My Shelf And I | 02 March 2015 at 12:03 AM | | | | 3 Comments so far

I am SO excited for my stop on the Excerpt Chain for CONFESS! I'm laterally bursting at the seams to share my review with you (stop back on the 14th for that!)  but until then – I give you this amazing EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY!!!

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Atria Books | Paperback
On-Sale: 03/10/15
Paperback ISBN: 9781476791456, $16.00
eBook ISBN: 9781476791463, $7.99
320 pages

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping some major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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{Spotlight + Giveaway} Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton

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Past Crimes
Van Shaw #1
Author:  Glen Erik Hamilton
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow & Company (HarperCollins)

When his estranged grandfather is shot and left for dead, an Army Ranger must plunge into the criminal underworld of his youth to find a murderer and uncover a shocking family secret in this atmospheric and evocative debut thriller.

Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at eighteen he suddenly broke all ties to that life and joined the military—abandoning his illicit past and the career-criminal grandfather who taught him the trade. Now, after ten years of silence, his grandfather has asked him to come home to Seattle. But when Van arrives, he discovers his grandfather bleeding out on the floor from a gunshot to the head. With a lifetime of tough history between him and the old man, Van knows he’s the main suspect.

The only way he can clear his name is to go back to the world he’d sworn to leave behind. Tapping into his criminal skills, he begins to hunt the shooter and uncover what drove his grandfather to reach out after so long. But in a violent, high-stakes world where right and wrong aren’t defined by the law, Van finds that the past is all too present . . . and that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all.

Edgy and suspenseful, rich with emotional resonance, gritty action, and a deep-rooted sense of place, Past Crimes trumpets the arrival of a powerful talent in the mold of Dennis Lehane, Robert B. Parker, and John D. MacDonald.

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{Book Review} The Dark Water by Seth Fishman

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The Dark Water
The Wells End #2
Author: Seth Fisham
Release Date: March 3rd
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4 Birds

To escape Blake Sutton’s army at the end of the enthralling The Well’s End, Mia and her friends jump into the newly gurgling fountain of youth and swim to its very bottom. When they resurface, an astounding world awaits them—an entire underground civilization of humans, the Keepers of the Well.
But instead of finding a safe haven, Mia and her gang are quickly embroiled in a dangerous, high-stakes battle royale. If Mia wants to save everyone she loves and make it back home alive, she’s got to get to the water’s Source before Sutton and his troops, who are still hot on her trail.

With new characters and new threats, Seth Fishman has upped the ante fantastically and delivers another tense, fast-paced adventure in a richly imagined world just below our feet.

This is by the most imaginative and interesting finale to a duology I have ever read!

Stories are frequently written about what is above us – but I don't recall reading anything in the past several years,or ever really -  that told a tale of what was going on BELOW us! I'm sure that this goes with out saying, but if you haven't read THE WELLS END (to which I would gasp in horror and check you for fever) then you may not want to continue on reading…

From the moment Mia and her friends dive into the well and come up somewhere else and the first books abruptly ends, leaving me desperate for more…I knew that what would come next in THE DARK WATER would be great – and I wasn't wrong.

01 March 2015

{MMSAI Tours Presents} The Disappearance of Emily H by Barrie Summy Official Blog Tour

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MMSAI Tours is proud to bring you this mystery/thriller blog tour opportunity!

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The Disappearance of Emily H.
Author: Barrie Summy
Release Date: May 12th 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers

A girl who can see the past tries to save the future in this compelling tween mystery.

A girl is missing. Three girls are lying. One girl can get to the truth.
Emily Huvar vanished without a trace. And the clues are right beneath Raine’s fingertips. Literally. Raine isn’t like other eighth graders. One touch of a glittering sparkle that only Raine can see, and she’s swept into a memory from the past. If she touches enough sparkles, she can piece together what happened to Emily.

When Raine realizes that the cliquey group of girls making her life miserable know more than they’re letting on about Emily’s disappearance, she has to do something. She’ll use her supernatural gift for good . . . to fight evil.

But is it too late to save Emily?

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Barrie Summy grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She tries to read a book a week and always breaks for tea and cookies at three oclock.
Barrie lives in California with her husband, their four children, a veiled chameleon, and Dorothy the Dog.

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{MMSAI Presents} Charmed by Michelle Krys Official Blog Tour

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If you read HEXED (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys last year, you know just how exciting the upcoming release of the second book in the series is. MMSAI is here to bring you the official blog tour, and I can hardly contain MY excitement!

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Charmed
The Witch Hunter #2
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte

Indie has spent the last few weeks frantically searching for Paige. She's tried every spell imaginable, but witchcraft has gotten her nowhere, and she's going crazy with guilt. Despite what her warlock boyfriend, Bishop, tells her, Indie knows it's her fault her best friend was kidnapped by the Priory. And with the Priory destroyed, finding Paige feels more hopeless than ever-especially when Indie discovers that Paige isn't even on Earth. She's trapped in Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals. No one who has gone there has ever come out.

Fueled by terror and loyalty, Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. She'll worry about getting out later. But facing the dark world's most dangerous witches and warlocks on her own means keeping her plan hush-hush-and forging alliances with some sketchy people, including a seriously sexy sorcerer.

Sometimes a witch must keep secrets from the people she cares about most. And sometimes she isn't the only one with secrets…

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About The Author

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Hi there! I’m the author of the YA novel HEXED, out now from Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books, as well as the sequel, CHARMED, and a separate, standalone novel called DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY. I live in Northwestern Ontario with my husband and son and work part-time as a NICU nurse. I’m repped by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary.

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28 February 2015

{Book Review} One Last Song by S.K. Falls

By: Me My Shelf And I | 28 February 2015 at 12:01 AM | | | | | | | 1 Comment so far

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One Last Song
Author: S.K. Falls
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Forever Yours
Rating 5 Birds

I was seven when I swallowed my first needle.
My mom freaked out and rushed me to the emergency room.
She stayed by my side all night.
I never wanted it to end.
When you spend your whole life feeling invisible-when your parents care more about deals and deadlines than they do about you-you find ways of making people take notice. Little things at first. Then bigger. It's scary how fast it grows. Then one day something happens that makes you want to stop. To get better. To be better. And for the first time, you understand what it's like to feel whole, happy . . . loved. For the first time, you love someone back.
For me, that someone was Drew.

ONE LAST SONG is a profound reminder that no one is safe from inner demons.

If I could say one thing to author SK Falls I would use her own words and say:  "You've performed magic with a fistful of words." I commend her for taking something hard to understand and ugly, something that people barely speak about in whispers and bringing it to the masses through her book. Were some of the scenes hard to mentally process, or in fear of making a terrible pun…swallow? Sure. But while some have found this as a reason to set the book aside,  I challenge readers push past those, small handful of sentences scattered through out the book and see the deeper meaning behind ONE LAST SONG.

Not all illnesses can be wrapped up with a label and bow. Not all stories about them can be painted with metaphors, softening their edges. Some need to be seen, flat out, no hiding, in order for one to best understand it. There's no fading to black when it comes to Saylor and her disease. You see it, just as she does.

ONE LAST SONG is not just a story about Munchausen's. It's not just the tale of a broken family, each with their own secrets and demons. It's noy just a love story, with heart pounding scenes of romance. It's not just the story of finally fitting in and friendship, nor is it just a story of unbearable loss. It's all of these things and more. It takes an incredibly talented author to weave all of these topics together in a way that if you are anything like me, will leave you sobbing by the end, a mountain of used Kleenex next to you. 

I was thoroughly blown away by ONE LAST SONG. I urge you to read it, and I warn you that it can be a little graphic from time to time – but if you can push past it, the story around those spots will change you.

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