Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Sea of Tranquility-A MUST READ!!!!

The Sea of TranquilityThe Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*SOB* God dammit. I've been crying for like the last hour. Fucking shit...my heart hurts, my nose is running and my eyes are puffy. To say this book broke me would be an understatement. I can't write a proper review at the moment because I'm an emotional wreck...devastation. But I will say...well hell now I'm at a loss for words choked up...nothing is coming to me. Once I can get my emotions in order, I will attempt at a good review. Bravo Katja, this book topped my list. I love you....seriously. I love you, not like that...but you're definitely one of my top favorite authors. Oh and I WANT JOSH FUCKING BENNETT!!!!!!!!!!!

Review to come.

Updated Review:


These are the things that come to mind when I think of this book. I didn't want to finish it...ever. I wish I could experience it again but I am not sure my heart could take it just yet. But soon, I will read it again, because I need to. And I want to. I can't get this book or the characters out of my head. I took a small nap and the last thing I thought about as tears were still coming down my face was....Josh and all his gloriousness. *sigh*

My Review:

There's a broken girl.

And there's a lonely boy.

Both lost and broken from their pasts. They are just trying to move through the motions and figure out where they fit in with the fucked up world that they're forced to live in. Neither of them want it, so they stay away from others as much as possible. Everyone ignores them at school, like they're some kind of freaks-and in a way they are. But they don't care being ignored because it's better than facing their reality. And the reality is this:

Nastya had a traumatic event in her life and she moved away from her home and family to live with her Aunt Margot to escape to gain a new identity at a new school and to be alone where no one will acknowledge her existence. And she likes it that way.

Josh Bennett is a lost and lonely boy who lost everything. He lost his family and became alone. He has one best friend Drew who is at his side no matter what. And he's the kind of friend that he needs to keep him in line but also that will give Josh his space. He also has Drew's amazing parents and sister(which you kind of hate for a bit of the book) but eventually she turns out okay. Josh sits in the courtyard at school everyday like a ghost, where no one fucks with him. No one acknowledges his existence either...except Nastya.

Once she enters his world, there's no going back. Their chemistry sizzles and it's utterly captivating and beautiful. But she doesn't open up to him right away and he doesn't either. It's a prolonging process but it's amazing. She's intrigued by the fact that not a single person(other than Drew Leighton) will go near him so she sticks around to solve the mystery that is Josh Fucking Bennett. In which case, they eventually solve each other.

My Thoughts:

Okay, I'm still in tears when I think about this book because I didn't know what to expect coming into it when I bought it. I saw the amazing amount of raving reviews and my interest was piqued. So I bought it and even put a couple of other (really awesome and amazing I might add) books I was reading beforehand on hold because once I opened this book I couldn't stop. Though it took me 2 days to read it, and I could have read it in one day, I took my time because every page was enthralling and mesmerizing. I didn't want to stop yet I didn't want to be finished just yet either. My heart broke, my lungs burned, my eyes stung, my nose ran like a faucet. I smiled, I laughed, I cried like a baby that I am and most of all, I LOVED. I loved everything about this book. I loved the characters. I loved the story(eventhough it was really heartbreaking), I loved the banters between the characters. I loved the writing-so compelling and smooth and perfect. I was frustrated with both Nastya and Josh at times, but my love for them never faltered because I understood why they made the choices they did.

The characters....let me say, these characters will FOREVER hold a place in my heart. Each one carried something amazing and awesome to the story. Drew was funny and he was a great friend to both Nastya and Josh. I loved his sexual innuendos. Damn, he was a sarcastic ass, but the best kind. Mr and Mrs Leghton were great too. They really showed their caring side for Josh and really looked out for him and they were welcoming to Nastya the first time they met her. Sunday dinner at the Leighton's house was nothing short of amusing and entertaining. I felt like I was there with them. Sarah(Drew's sister), again she pissed me off but I learned to be okay with her. Tierny, I would have liked to see more of her in it but from what I did get of her was great. I could tell she cared for Drew. I wished they would get their shit together though and admit their feelings(wishful thinking, I know since they are both stubborn as Hell). Nastya's parents weren't in it too much but enough to know I loved them. They went through hell at the events that took place a couple years ago with their daughter. I can't imagine the pain they suffered. My heart broke for them. I liked Asher too. He was a protective brother to her and it made me smile, but also made me sad the reason he had to be so protective. *wipes tears*

Nastya...oh I loved her. She was such a broken soul, you didn't know if she'd ever be put back together. I cried for her. So many tears. I cringed and sobbed and wished I could reach out and hug the ever loving shit out of her because she needed it. But she was a strong and brave girl too. Also, I loved that she didn't put up with anyone's bull shit. It showed she had some respect left for herself, even if she didn't think so. Her wit was awesome! She had me laughing alot because the things that came out of her mouth was not what you were expecting. But it was awesome! She was such an amazing and memorable character and I'll never forget her.

And now, I save the best for last. *moment of silence* Josh. Josh Bennett. The man who makes wood and buidling things the most sexiest thing in the whole damn world. Josh fucking Bennett. God's most amazing creature. *sighs* I love him in the world's worst way. I have no idea how to put into words what I felt, feel for him. I still see him in my head and I drool, or smile or cry. All I know is if you've read this book, you understand. And when you do read this book, you'll understand and feel the same way. He will forever have a place in my top book boyfriend list. I was mad at him at times but I always loved him because he was so broken I wished I could have pieced his soul back together and hug him and tell him it would be alright. And then I wanted to see what else he could do with his hands beside building shit. Because Hoooooooly shit, I got a good idea what he could do. He will forever live in my heart and I will always love this boy who turned my world upside down. With just his words, he had my insides turned out and every part of me screaming OH HELL YES JOSH, I'LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT...JUST KEEP TALKING LIKE THAT. I WILL MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH FOR YOU. I LOVED that we get his POV. It made me love him even more, as if that would be possible!! But it also made my heart break so much worse for him. The pain he suffered, I suffered. The love he felt, I felt. It felt so real and so raw and so ridiculously unbearable. Gah, I can go on and on about Josh. Everything that came out of his mouth was pure torture and pain mixed with regret and loss and love. I LOVE YOU JOSH. I DO. *sigh*

Just FYI, it's not your typical insta-love kind of story, the development takes some building at first. It's a little slow in the beginning, which to me it didn't seem that way. But it needed to be slow paced to set the plot and once it gets moving...IT DOES NOT STOP! You don't want to put it down but then you don't want to finish it right away either. It was everything I need in a contemporary romance-with characters that will steal your heart and a plot that will have you turning every page, while cursing the one minute, swooning for Josh the next minute, panting the another minute, crying, begging, pleading, laughing, crying and loving! It brought out EVERY emotion I had to the surface and never let up until the last page. I lost ALOT of sleep while reading The Sea of Tranquility but I regret nothing whatsoever. For Josh, I'd do it again and again and again. Because seriously, where was a Josh Bennett when I was in high school?? They didn't exist.

I can't believe this is Katja's first novel. It feels like she's been writing forever. Sure it wasn't perfect but it was perfect enough for me not to care about perfect grammar or any of that. This is a book I will be reading again and again just to have my Joshy fix. And also I need the paperback copy when it's available because this baby is going on my shelf of favorites. And anyone who is wondering.....yes it's that good. Yes, you need to read it. And yes, you need to read it NOW. I'm telling you, have tissues at the ready because I guarentee you will be shedding quite a few. Okay well I leave you with my favorite quotes that touched my heart. I am so lost now, I want my friends back. I miss them already. *cries*

“I wished my mother was here tonight, which is stupid, because it’s an impossible wish.” He shrugs and turns to me, drowning the smile that cracks me every time.
“It’s not stupid to want to see her again.”
“It wasn’t so much that I wanted to see her again,” he says, looking at me with the depth of more than seventeen years in his eyes. “I wanted her to see you.”

“Wonderful. Last night's dinner, the charred remains of my dignity, and apparently, now, my undergarments, too. What else did I leave on Josh Bennett's bathroom floor?”

“Emilia," he says, and when he does, it warms me to my soul. "Every day you save me.”

“We're like mysteries to one another. Maybe if I can solve him and he can solve me, we can explain each other. Maybe that's what I need. Someone to explain me.”

“And as much as I'm telling her to stay here, I still want her to choose to come with me. To say fuck sanity and healing and closure. To say that I am the only thing she needs to be well and whole and alive. But we both know that's not true.”

“He's kissing me. And when he does, part of me is lost. But it's the part that's twisted and mangled and wrong, and for just that moment, with his hands in my hair and his lips on my mouth, I can pretend that it never existed.”

"Good Morning, Sunshine!" Josh F**king Bennett. By now, I'm pretty sure that if I were to find his birth certificate that is exactly what it would say.”

I STILL MISS THESE CHARACTERS.....GAH! I need to slap myself upside the head.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Witch Born Blog Tour-DREAM CAST


Amber Argyle grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy. She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State Uiversity.


Website: http://amberargyle.com
Blog: http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberargylesmith
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberargyle
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4629065.Amber_Argyle


The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.

Brusenna thought it was finished. 

She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong. 

She was wrong. 

Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. 

Some things can't be saved. 

A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.

Including her life. 

Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?


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Monday, October 15, 2012

CRUSH by Lacey Weatherford

CRUSHCRUSH by Lacey Weatherford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review to come! Brilliant and amazing!! 'Nuff said!

Edited Review:

So to start this review, I have to say I am a HUGE fan of Lacey's work. Ever since I read Chasing Nikki (which by the way, killed me but I still loved it), I knew Lacey had become a favorite author of mine. I was so excited to hear that she was writing another novel in that series, and I can't wait to get my nitty gritty hands on Finding Chase. I am impatiently waiting for the release! Anyway, so once I read the blurb and saw this cover for CRUSH, I instantly was drawn to this story, even before I got a copy for review. I contacted Lacey and she happily sent me a review copy (she's so sweet) and I was fangirling for like an hour. I was SO EXCITED! Well, I quickly started it and insta love was the first thing that happened. Hunter, oh my Hunter was my new CRUSH! Just like Chase, I fell head over heels for that delish, charismatic hot bad boy. Yes, I did.

One thing I have to say, is that Lacey has a way of creating stories that speak to your heart and albeit, they can be tear-jerky and emotional as all get out, but she really knows how to capture her readers with every story she writes. Now, this is only the second book I've read from her but I know there will never be a book she puts out that I won't like. her writing is captivating, luring and flawless with realistic characters and raw emotions that leave you breathless at the end, and of course in a puddle of tears on the floor. Gahhh, I love her! LOVE HER! Seriously, I am so grateful to have gotten an ARC in return for an honest review. It means alot to me.

So CRUSH was a beautiful story about Hunter, a sexy bad boy with secrets of his own and our beautiful and strong heroine Cami who is just your ordinary teenager wanting to get through her senior year with no real plans set(except to not fall in love with a bad boy like Hunter), and it's about trust, love and friendship. But with secrets, can they make a relationship work???

The characters- I loved them all. I even liked her sweet geeky best friend Clay, even though he had developed feelings for her over the years. She just never knew it and it was weird for her since they knew everything about each other. I felt bad for him but at the same time, I didn't want him to get in the way of Cami and Hunter having a relationship. Hunter, I can't say enough good things about him. I knew I loved him before he even came into the picture. He was sweet, sexy, caring, selfless and I just loved him so much! My heart broke for him at some parts. And then there's Cami. I love a good heroine that you can relate to, and I can relate to her. She's amazing, strong, funny, sweet and innocent and she had great character development-never once annoying me like some heroines do in my books. Nope, not Cami. I loved her. She became my best friend by the end of the book. All of the characters have a special place in my heart and I will always care for them. I secretly have a rendeveu with Hunter in my sleep! Haha

The Writing-I have nothing bad to say about the writing. It's real, it flows perfectly and flawlessly and I really feel like I'm there experiencing the journey along with the characters. Oh and I LOVE a story from the guy's POV and Lacey does a perfect job of weaving both Hunter and Cami's POV without it being all over the place. I loved seeing the story in their eyes and understand what they were feeling at all times. It was incredible, but then again I expect nothing less when it comes to this awesomely talented woman! Lacey has a gift of writing and I can't wait to read future books of hers! Seriously, SHE IS FANTASTIC!!!! I hope to learn a thing or two from her. Go check out her books, you won't regret it!!!

If I could give this book more than FIVE stars, I would no questions asked, but alas I can only give it FIVE so that would have to suffice! THANK YOU SO MUCH LACEY, you rock my world!!!!

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Torn Wing Blog Tour-DREAM CAST

About the author:

Kiki Hamilton is the author of THE FAERIE RING fantasy series and a YA contemporary novel entitled THE LAST DANCE which will be released Spring 2013. She believes in magic and the idea of hidden worlds co-existing with our own. Kiki lives near Seattle, though she dreams of living in London one day. 




London 1872
A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation… As an orphan who stole the Queen’s ring – only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court – Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and those she loves, Tiki needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will she be brave enough to face the truth?

My Review: 5/5 Stars

This was a fantastic sequel to the Faerie Ring! First of all, I want to thank the lovely Jean BookNerd and Kiki Hamilton for allowing me to be apart of this wonderful blog tour! I had always fancied these amazing covers! I wanted to read these books last year and was so excited when Jean asked me to be in the tour for The Torn Wing and said of us getting the ARC. Thank you ladies so much!

Now on with the review. This book picked up where we left off from the Faerie Ring. Tiki returned the ring and was hoping her problems were over. But that was not the case. It seems Tiki and Reiker have a whole new slew of problems under their belts. Including some shocking revelations. Geez, poor Tiki can't seem to get a break. In this book we find our beloved heroine facing a war. She must find a way to keep her family safe from danger and in doing so, she has to leave Clara, Toots, Shamus and Fiona behind to discover who she is and what it is Larkin needs her to do. But not without the support of our sexy Reiker. I gotta say, I'm quite taken to this fellow. He is such a selfless swoony guy that just really tugs on my heart, the way he is always willing to do anything for Tiki. I really hope we see more romance brewing in the next book. Like ALOT more between them. I need more romance!! But I know right now there is more to worry about than them romancing at the moment. Maybe once the war is over, we can see them happily have an HEA? I hope. Anyway, I loved Clara and Toots and I'm a big fan of Fiona. She's a great friend to Tiki. I don't trust Larkin and Shamus is great too. All of this stuff we find out about Larkin and Tiki is just nuts-jawdropping revelations. But the ending was a perfect cliffhanger. It left me saying...."That's it? Am I missing a page? Nooooo" and it's always good when that happens. I really want the next book now!

The descriptions....wow KIKI you are very good at descriptive writing. I was amazed by the facts and different places you included in this book. It made me want to take a trip to London and visit just as you mentioned in the beginning of the book. It was all so fascinating to me. I also loved the Gaelic language. I have to admit I had to resort back to the definitions at times, but it was still awesome. Great job though. I really felt like I was there, seeing everything in person along with the characters. I wish I was. I love these characters, this book was amazing! I highly recommend this series! You won't be disappointed! Easy FIVE stars from me.

Below here is my DREAM CAST, it might not be accurate and you may disagree but this is just MY dream cast. So you don't have to agree. So give me your thoughts...I'd love to hear them!

TIKI: Emma Roberts

REIKER:Avan Joggia

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Thursday, October 11, 2012


Here is the Blurb for Choices:

Gracie had everything planned when it came to her future. She was set to go to California with her scholarship-jock boyfriend, attend college, get a degree, and maybe sometime later when they were older and successful, they would get married and start a family. But all of that was taken by the passion of one careless night. A night that changed everything.
            After days of sickness it becomes apparent that she’s pregnant, and the choices she must make now will change her life forever. Her senior year will not be filled with making stupid mistakes such as, getting drunk at parties, or worrying about school events. But whether her doctor’s appointment is next week or how to eat and sleep for her baby’s well-being. 
            This story tells of the experiences an expectant teenage mother goes through as a part of her is shaped by the news of her pregnancy and how true love is not just words but actually being there for that person when they’re most in need, despite the circumstances.

Book ONE in a trilogy coming late fall.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Choices Teaser #1

Okay, so I finished my first book in a new trilogy. I won't give away what it's about but I will give some teasers here and there. So here is the first one:

"His kiss slows down to a sweet and passionate kiss that melts every part of my body right down to my toes. When he pulls away, I reluctantly open my eyes, disappointed. He studies me as I'm trying to catch my breath. I stare into his blue eyes, wondering what's going through his head. I lean back into the pillow feeling a slight headache coming on. I rub my temples, closing my eyes.
"Too soon?" I...
hear him say. I shake my head, with my eyes still closed.
"No, that was...nice." A smile touches my lips and I open one eye to see him smirking at me.
"Sorry, I've been wanting to do that for awhile now. I know this is not the most romantic setting for a first kiss."
"It could be worse." I say to lighten the mood.

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