Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cecy Robson's "A Cursed Embrace" Cover Reveal

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twentysomething girls—with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird.…
After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isn’t always welcome.
To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only makes a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.


Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is an author with Penguin's SIGNET ECLIPSE. She attributes her passion for story-telling back to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Her dad unwittingly encouraged Cecy's creativity by kissing her goodnight wearing vampire fangs. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing her Urban Fantasy Romance Series, Weird Girls, in May 2009. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella and SEALED WITH A CURSE are now available. The second novel in The Weird Girls Series, A CURSED EMBRACE, releases July 2, 2013.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 02/26/2013

"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

This weeks feature is....Reboot by Amy Tintera!

Why am I waiting on this other than the obvious reason that I love the synopsis
and it's yet another fantastic release by Harper Collins?!


La Femme Nikita meets Maximum Ride in this action-packed debut novel about seventeen-year-old Wren, who rose from the dead as a Reboot and is now the government's top soldier-until she is given an order she refuses to obey.

Wren Connolly died when she was twelve years old. She woke up 178 minutes later as a Reboot. The longer a Reboot is dead, the stronger and less human she becomes when she returns-making Wren 178 the perfect weapon.

Callum 22, on the other hand, is practically still human. He's the worst trainee Wren has ever had, yet there is something about him that makes her feel alive. When Callum refuses to follow a direct order, Wren is commanded to eliminate him. She has never disobeyed before, but now she'll do whatever it takes to save Callum's life.

Wren's voice is captivating, and readers will be swept up in her unlikely romance and glued to the page as she and Callum fight to survive in this dark, alternate world. The first in a two-book series from debut novelist Amy Tintera, Reboot is perfect for fans of Divergent and Legend.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen

Top 10 Tuesday # 1

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List (basically an auto-buy list is no questions love this author so much that no matter what they wrote next you'd buy regardless of genre or subject matter)

1. Kristen Painter - writes the series House of Comarre. Unfortunately, the last book called "Last Blood" will be releasing this year. This is a fantastic series by a fantastic writer who I would encourage more people to follow.

2. Kelly Meding - another writer who really needs to have more followers. I LOVE her Dreg City series and can't wait until the fifth book in the series comes out later this year. She also writes the MetaWars series and has 3 books to her credit in that series.

3. Kelly Gay/Kelly Keaton - Writes the Charlie Madigan series which I'm not sure is over and done, or just waiting for the publisher to give her the green light to continue writing. Kelly is an awesome writer. I love that she writes a YA series under Kelly Keaton called Gods & Monsters which will see the third release coming out this year! 

4. Caitlin Kittredge writes two series called Black London and a YA series called Iron Codex. Her Black London series is pretty dark and filled with all sorts of supernatural creatures. Iron Codex could be considered YA Steampunk. Both series are really good!

5. Cat Adams - This is actually a writing duo that puts together a series called the Blood Singer. Currently, The Eldritch Legacy is currently out for sale. I like this series because you never know what to expect from the lead character. 

6. Darynda Jones writes two series; One, of course, is Charley Davidson and adult paranormal romance series that has lots of fun. I love the main character as well as her sidekick. She also writes a YA series called Darlight. This series just got started, and it normally takes a few books to catch my interest.

7. Diana Rowland is a must have on my list. She is currently writing two series. Kara Gillian and the White Trash Zombie series. I love Kara! I also find the White Trash series to be a fun ride with lots of action and adventure.

8. Gini Koch is one of those writers I've been following from the first book onward. I love Kitty Katt as well as the secondary characters. I love that this is a science fiction novel with brevity and a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. 

9. Ilona Andrews is a must to have on any list. How can you have a top 10 list without Kate Daniels on it? Seriously, you can't. I was happy to see that this series has been given a fresh breath with more books due to come out in the coming years.

10. Jennifer Estep is also on my list for two series. Her Elemental Assassin series actually gets better with age! She also writes a YA series called Mythos Academy. Both lead characters are unique and have different abilities. I love them both.

Honorable mention: Jenna Black, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jess Haines, Jocelyn Drake, Jeaniene Frost, Kristen Callihan, Amanda Carlson, Cecy Robson, Amanda Bonilla, Amanda Stevens.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cover Loves Monday 02/25/2013

Hardcover, 400 pages Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by Greenwillow Books

Lizzie Brown is about to have the destination wedding her dreams. But as this former preschool teacher knows, being a demon slayer makes everything more complicated. The vengeful Earl of Hell is still on her tail. And now it seems that one of the guests at the eccentric, seaside mansion is possessed and trying to kill her. Maybe she should just elope.
The groom, studly shape-shifting griffin Dimitri Kallinikos, vows to protect her at all costs. Yet even he is acting suspicously. And minions of the devil are popping up everywhere. Now Lizzie must protect her socialite mother, her Greek inlaws and her grandmother’s gang of biker witches – all of whom are convinced they know what’s best for her, and her big day. As the wedding draws closer, Lizzie has to learn who is behind the attacks – and fast – or risk losing everyone she loves

Expected publication: May 1st 2013

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.
Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.
Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.
Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.
But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.
By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?
From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.

Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by Balzer & Bray

Your heart beats only with their permission.
Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.
Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.
She's different. She survived. Why?
When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.
Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.
Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.

Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.
Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?
Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.
The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds

Expected publication: August 6th 2013 by Kensington

Friday, February 22, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 02/23/2013

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we added to our shelves. It may be physical or virtual (ebook). This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out the books I received over the past week!
I hope you find something to add to your ever growing TBR Pile!

I added the GOODREADS button so that you can check out the synopsis for
each book! 

Borrowed from the Library

Received from the Southern Book Bloggers Tour

Received from ARCyling. Thanks Jennifer!

Received from Harlequin Teen via NetGalley

Received from Random House/Ballantine Books via NetGalley

Received from Atria Books via NetGalley

Received from FLUX via NetGalley

Received from HarperTeen via Edelweiss

Received from Katherine Tegen Books (HC) via Edelweiss

Received from Greenwillow Books (HC) via Edelweiss

Received fromWilliam Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday 02/22/2013

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

Question of the Week:

We always talk about books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head.
What books have you given other people lately? 

I am a supporter of my local library. I donate boxes and boxes and boxes
of books over the course of a year. In fact, I just donated some books that 
are going to be used in a warehouse book sale this month! Hopefully, someone
will enjoy them as much as I did!

Love to see your answers.
Please leave me your link and I shall return your visit asap!

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!

Early Review - Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowan

In attempting to put together a review that is not all mumble and jumble and without facts about why I liked or didn’t like this book, I came to the realization that I'm actually quite disappointed in the fact that this was only a duology and not a trilogy. Then I realized that this isn’t the first time that Rowan has written a duology. The first time happened during the Nightshade series. I guess it is better, in a way, to end a series after two books then continuing on, and on, and on, until you lose numerous followers along the way.

Wicked Kiss picks up where Dark Kiss left off and pretty much ties up most, if not all of the loose ends. The series features 17 year old Samantha Day known as gray girl because of events that happened in Dark Kiss. Wicked Kiss reveals some secrets including the true identity of SETH and why he continues to appear whenever Sam finds herself in a difficult situation. It also uncovers the truth behind why Bishop became an angel and not a demon like his brother Kraven.

Wicked Kiss also adds yet another Angel, Cassandra to the storyline. Cass has a secret and a mission all her own which may or may not conflict with riding the City of Trinity of all the remaining grays. Of course, she's not the only angel/demon who kept secrets to themselves and away from the little misfit of demon/angels who were sent to Trinity to save it from the Grays. I found myself intrigued by Bishops past history and why he ended up as an Angel and not a demon like his brother Kraven. I also found myself liking Kraven even though clearly he has an agenda when it comes to his own brother and his feelings towards Sam.

Samantha remains one of the more sarcastic heroines you will meet and also one of the more fearless and brave at heart. She truly doesn’t listen to anyone other than her nagging conscious which tells her that Bishop is her partner in crime and she will do everything and anything to prove it to him even if it means sacrificing herself for the cause. As a nexus, or connection between Heaven and Hell, Samantha has some unique powers all her own. She has the ability to see spotlights which signals the arrival of a demon, or angel onto the scene in the city of Trinity. Sam is also quite driven to find a way to release her best friend Carly from the Hollow a place where her real father, a demon, and mother, an angel ended up.

Another reason that I am sad to see this series end after only two books is the participation of Jordan Fitzpatrick to the storyline. Jordan, Sam’s nemesis ever since she was caught “kissing” Stephen in Dark Kiss, offers another unique view of what’s happening to the characters that are trying to save Trinity. Jordan even has her own unique abilities which come in handy from time to time. Maybe we can hope for a Jordan spin-off in the future? Probably not.

Wicked Kiss is a dark novel at times due to the nature of the war between the demons/angels and those who are considered gray. There are hidden dangers throughout the book and startling revelations that throw our characters for a loop. In the end, Wicked Kiss could have been the middle book of a trilogy, but instead ties up almost all the story lines in a nice little bow and offers it up for dinner.

Wicked Kiss by Michelle Rowan
Published by Harlequin Teen
Releases February 26, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal, Angels, Demons
Rating: 3.5
Recvd via Netgalley 12/02/2012*

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Waiting for Wednesday 02/20/2013

"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

This weeks selection is...The Registry by Shannon Stoker
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 11th 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks


It's a brave new world in America-a world where young women are breeders, and the prettiest go to the highest bidders-in this debut New Adult series for fans of Divergent and Beautiful Disaster
Everyone knows The Registry saved America from collapse. Which is why girls are raised to be brides auctioned off to the highest bidder, and boys are raised by the government to be hardened soldiers. Everyone accepts this as their patriotic duty, except for two girls who are determined to find a way out.
Mia has been dreading her eighteenth birthday for as long as she can remember. It marks her coming of age and the time for her appraisal as a potential bride. She's one of the pretty ones, and she passes her appraisal with flying colors. She's what every man desires-beautiful and sheltered. Snapped up in record time with her parents' blessing for more money than she ever imagined, Mia will not succumb to this life. She escapes with her best friend Whitney, who's been on the marriage block with no takers for a year and will end up a slave working for the government if no one chooses to marry her. After tricking Mia's father's farmhand-with his dark, stormy eyes-into helping them, the three are soon running for their lives, with government agents, bounty hunters, and Mia's intended hot on their heels. They'll make it to Mexico, where a free if uncertain future awaits-or die trying.

Teaser Tuesday # 1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser is from A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

"Cam was the Vacuum that took the bad away, the one person whose embrace
felt right. Kade was a mystery wrapped in a dangerous package, and Feathers.
Can't forget the black feathers."

Monday, February 18, 2013

New Cover Loves 02/18/2013

The last book in the Beautiful Dark Trilogy.Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication: September 24th 2013 by HarperTeen

Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin

Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux's mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn't, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.
But Ander doesn't know Eureka's darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.
Hardcover, 472 pages
Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication: November 5th 2013 by Tor Teen