SACRED by Elana K. Arnold

SIGNED BOOK SUNDAY

Laura Geringer Bass

THE GIRL WITH MORE THAN ONE HEART Nerd Blast

Satomi Satō

B: THE BEGINNING

Kat Shepherd

ABYSITTING NIGHTMARES: THE SHADOW HAND

Demetra Brodsky

DIVE SMACK

Gregg Olsen

THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE Official Nerd Blast

Jason Liles - RAMPAGE

PODCAST - EPISODE TWO

Demetra Brodsky

DIVE SMACK Official Blog Tour

Teri Bailey Black

GIRL AT THE GRAVE Blog Tour

Shane Morales

SHE DOESN'T KNOW Nerd Blast

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Entice by Jessica Shirvington Cover Reveal



Every day Violet Eden wonders whether she made the right choice.

She still doesn't fully understand these powers she's been granted as a half-angel Grigori. And worse, isn't even sure she's capable of using them. Stab someone through the heart? Really?

No matter how bad things get, though, Violet doesn't run and she doesn't quit. Even if it means she can never allow herself to love the guy she longs for. Even if it means asking her enemy for help. Even if no one is telling her the truth.

The war between Exiles and Angels is on—and she's wanted by both sides.


Praise for ENTICE

"Strong, compelling and wonderfully flawed, Violet is the kind of heroine that will keep readers enthralled and rooting for her until the final page is turned . . .This is one emotional thrill ride, filled with passion and suspense, ending with a cliffhanger that will leave readers panting for the next book." Kirkus Reviews

You can purchase Entice at the following Retailers:
    

Photo Content from Jessica Shirvington

Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels. 


        
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BNM - Book Nerd Mail #15



In Search of Lucy Provided by Lia Fairchild.
The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland Provided by Penguin.

Watched & Protected Provided & Signed by Cindy Hogan.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Purchased at B&N.
Corsets & Clockwork Purchased at B&N.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Provided by Penguin.
Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Gilleo Provided by The Story Plant.

The Eternal Kiss Purchased at B&N.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead Provided by Penguin.

The Story of Us by Deb Calettie Provided by Simon&Schuster.
Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler Provided by Simon&Schuster.

Sirenz Swag Provided & Signed by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman.

City of Lost Souls by Cassie Clare Purchased at B&N.

Tiger's Destiny ARC's for Blog Tour.

Peaceweaver & The Coming of the Dragon Provided by Rebecca Barnhouse.

Life is but a Dream by Brian James Provided by Macmillan.
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey Provided by Penguin.

You are Here & The Storm Makers Provided by Jennifer E. Smith.

Betrayal ARC's for Blog Tour.

Dead to You by Lisa McMann Provided by Simon&Schuster.
Ruined by Paula Morris Purchased at B&N.

Saundra Mitchelle Swag Provided & Signed by Saundra Mitchell.
The Vespertine.
The Springsweet.
Shadowed Summer.

NYMCB Event at San Francisco.
Group Picture.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

The Dark Divine Trilogy by Bree Despain.
The Dark Divine
The Lost Saint
The Savage Grace

Unearthly & Hallowed by Cynthia Hand.
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Hallowed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Amy Plum Vlog Post


Book Nerd Vlog Post

Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestseller DIE FOR ME, which is an Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal. DIE FOR ME is the first novel in a YA trilogy set in Paris. The second, UNTIL I DIE, will be released in May 2012.

After being raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in a rather restrictive environment, AMY PLUM escaped to Chicago to an even more restrictive environment at a university that expelled people for dancing. (And where she was called to the dean’s office for “wearing too much black”.) After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.

After five years in Paris, she ventured to London, where she got an M.A. in Medieval Art History, specializing in Early Sienese Painting (1260-1348) mainly because it promised almost no hope of finding a paying job afterward.

Amy managed to find work in the world of art and antiques in New York. But after almost a decade of high-pressure lifestyle in the Big Apple, she swapped her American city for a French village of 1300 inhabitants.

After signing with HarperCollins for the DIE FOR ME series, Amy left her job as an English professor at Tours University to write full-time. She now splits her time between her centuries-old farmhouse in the countryside and Paris’s 11th arrondissement.

She is a huge fan of Edward Gorey and Maira Kalman (and collects both of their books/art), as well as David Sedaris, Amadeo Modigliani, and Ira Glass


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I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.

It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe.

But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more.

Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger?

I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart.


The storytelling style of Amy Plum is absolutely beautiful. It is unmistakably present in Until I Die, the second book of her Revenants Series. Just like the first one, this book prominently grabs you from the very beginning that leaves you fully engaged into its suspenseful plot.

Until I Die takes place a few months after Die For Me left off. Kate and the Revenants are gradually adjusting to each other as Kate is now like a family member. The Revenants feel like they can trust her. Kate uses up most of her time with Vincent and his Revenant Family while training with a sword to sharpen her skills. Since the Numas’ leader was killed, they have been off the radar for a while which keeps the Revenants on continuous alert.

Amy has a magical way of constructing words together to explain in sharp details of the story’s settings and imagining this incredible world that she created takes no effort. Her fluid words take the reader into that setting alongside the remarkable characters. Each character has importance in the story. There were no character-fillers as each had significant roles. They are highly involved with each other which is not seen in many books these days. The story’s dilemma is truly enthralling and full of twists and shocks. The slow-building suspense is executed well. The ending presents an unexpected cliffhanger that simply sucker punches the reader. It sets the setting for the conclusion of the trilogy in the forthcoming “If I Should Die”. A must read for readers who crave originality and incredible storytelling.

You can purchase Until I Die at the following Retailers:
    


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Amy & HarperCollins for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive one ARC copy of Until I Die, Signed Bookmark & Bookplate by Amy Plum.
2 Winners will receive one Signed Bookmark by Amy Plum.
2 Winners will receive one Bookplate by Amy Plum.

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