Book News, Sales, Recent/Upcoming Releases & Weekly Recap! {21}

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: May 27th 2014
Preorder: Amazon

ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

To Fix You by Samantha Towle

To Fix You by Samantha Towle
Release Date: Fall 2014

I’m a gigolo. Male escort. Hustler… whatever you like to call us. And in the past seven years, I’ve had sex with… well, I stopped counting after I hit five hundred… basically, I’ve screwed a lot of women.

I know what you’re thinking… I must have had a terrible childhood, something horrendous happened in my life that drove me to this career.

Wrong.

The best thing to ever happen to me is why I work this job.

My daughter.

I’m a single dad. And I have sex with women for money, to feed, clothe and put a roof over my eight year old daughters head.

Not ideal, I know, but now I need the money more than ever…

Four weeks ago my worst nightmare happened… my baby girl was diagnosed with Cancer. Now, I have to earn, and earn big, to pay the mounting medical bills.

I have never felt more terrified, and more alone, in my life.

My name is Lucas Adams.

And this is my story.

Release date: Autumn 2014 (Sept-Oct)
Standalone Adult Romance

Uncovered by Emily Snow

Uncovered by Emily Snow
Release Date: TBA

My name is Lizzie Connelly.
Beautiful, twenty-two . . . I have it all, including a new internship most girls would rip out their own souls for. I work for Margaret Manning-Emerson, vice president at Emerson & Taylor—one of the biggest fashion powerhouses this country has ever seen.
I’m ambitious.
I want success.

Since we’re friends, maybe I should start from the beginning.

My real name is Elizabeth Emerson.
Alone, twenty-two . . . I have nothing but broken promises and a string of shit luck, and it’s all because of the woman who took it all ten years ago after my father died. My stepmother–Margaret Manning-Emerson, the woman who, before two months ago, had never laid eyes on me.
I’m ambitious.
I need the truth.

Things are complicated, though.

My plans are flawed from the beginning, and the biggest obstacle comes in the form of Landon. Sexy, too smart for his own damn good, and infuriating, he’s the one person who could blow my plans to uncover that bitch Margaret and expose her for what she really is. She’s his mother, and in another life, I guess that would have made him my stepbrother.
I’m ambitious.
I need to know what happened ten years ago.
But I want . . . him.

*This is a standalone title
**Release date to be announced closer to date

Wrecked by Emily Snow

Wrecked by Emily Snow
Release Date: TBA

Ever since Lily died two years ago, Evie has been lost. She exists but doesn’t live. And she copes the only way she knows how: by wrecking things.

She exposes her dad’s affairs, ends things with her longtime boyfriend, and just last semester, she destroyed her music scholarship. Desperate to break away from all the destruction she’s caused and start over, Evie reinvents herself at her new university.

But then Rhys, her new voice instructor, happens. He’s gorgeous, insanely talented and apart of the dark past she’s trying to overcome. Rhys’s brother is the reason why Evie’s life is such a mess right now, the reason why Lily, Evie’s sister, is dead. And even though Rhys is the last person Evie should ever want, for the first time in two years, wrecking things seems…right.

Dark Skye by Kresley Cole

Dark Skye (Immortals After Dark #14) by Kresley Cole
Release Date: August 5th 2014
Preorder: Amazon

Eternal Obsession

As a boy, Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning

Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?

With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

Tame Me by J. Kenner

Tame Me (Stark International #1) by J. Kenner
Release Date: March 11th 2014
Preorder: Amazon

Aspiring actress Jamie Archer is on the run. From herself. From her wild child ways. From the screwed up life that she left behind in Los Angeles. And, most of all, from Ryan Hunter—the first man who has the potential to break through her defenses to see the dark fears and secrets she hides.

Stark International Security Chief Ryan Hunter knows only one thing for sure—he wants Jamie. Wants to hold her, make love to her, possess her, and claim her. Wants to do whatever it takes to make her his.

But after one night of bliss, Jamie bolts. And now it’s up to Ryan to not only bring her back, but to convince her that she’s running away from the best thing that ever happened to her–him.

The WIll by Kristen Ashley

The Will by Kristen Ashley
Release Date: TBA

The Arrangement 13 by H.M. Ward

The Arrangement 13 by H.M. Ward
Release Date: January 2014

Revealed on the blog:

All the Pretty Poses by M. Leighton Past Imperfect by Alison G. Bailey Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace
On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett Tricks by Cambria Hebert

Snippets!!

★ A Burned teaser from Karen Marie Moning!!

A man steps out.

Strong. Brilliant. Controlled.

Predator.

Unbreakable.

He’s everything I admire plus things I can’t even put into words.

I crush on Jericho Barrons violently.

My brain almost shuts down every time I see him and that’s a lot of gray matter to stupefy.

Used to be, if I couldn’t fall asleep I’d fantasize all kinds of ways I’d impress Barrons by killing monsters or saying something really smart or saving the world, and he’d see me as a grown up woman and I’d glow just from the look on his face.

But then Ryodan began popping into my fantasies like he had some kind of business being there, and he’d look all, well…like…Ryodan and he’d laugh and do that husky groan thing he did on level four, so I terminated that happy little exercise in somnolence.

Now I count sheep.

Lately even those buggers look like Ryodan with clear, cold eyes and some weird kind of hypnotic hold on me.

Fecker.

I’m beginning to think I’m going to have to figure out a way to kill him, permanent-like just to get him out of my head.

____
BURNED
© 2014 Karen Marie Moning

Series order:
★ (#1) Iced
★ Preorder (#2) Burned (out July 22nd 2014)
★ Flayed (release date TBA)

★ Another teaser from Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn!

Be With Me teaser

★ Pre-order Be with Me: Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback | B&N

If you preorder BWM you get an extra scene featuring Cam and Avery from Wait for You! Just fill out this form: http://avonromance.hc.com/bewithme

Series order:
★ (#1) Wait for You ($0.99!)
★ (#1.5) Trust in Me ($1.99!) | My review
★ Preorder (#3) Stay with Me (out Sept. 2nd 2014)

★ OMG an Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) teaser from Tahereh Mafi!!

Ignite Me teaser

Series order:
★ (#1) Shatter Me
★ (#1.5) Destroy Me
★ (#2) Unravel Me
★ (#2.5) Fracture Me | My review
★ Preorder (#3) Ignite Me (out Feb. 4th 2014)

Crashed by K. Bromberg teaser!

My fists clench and teeth grind at the last words—words that feed off the worst of my fears—the urge to break something returning. To drown the pain that’s back with a vengeance. I know he’s pushed me to the breaking point. I can hear his quiet sigh through the screaming of every ounce of my being.

He stands slowly and I tell myself to look at him. To show him somehow I’ve heard him, but I can’t make myself do it. I feel his hand on the top of my head, like I’m a little boy again, and his uncertain voice whispers, “I love you Colton.”

The words fill my fucking head but I can get them past the fear lodged in my throat. Past the memories of the chant I used to say that was followed by the brutality and unspeakable pain. As much as I want to tell him—feel the need to tell him—I still can’t.

Series order:
★ (#1) Driven
★ (#2) Fueled
★ Preorder (#3) Crashed (out March 3rd 2014)

★ A teaser from Saving Quinton (Nova #2) by Jessica Sorensen!

I’m pretty sure I’m dreaming. Or maybe I’m dead. I’m hoping for the latter, but I don’t it’s the correct assumption because this feels different than the first time I died. If I’m dreaming, it’s a beautiful dream, one where I’m with Nova and we’re happy. I’m surprised I’m seeing myself with her and normally I’d stop my thoughts from going there, but I’m not awake enough to care. Plus I feel really good, better than I have in a while. Everything feels light. Breathless. Hazy and weightless. My memories of my past are fading. I can no longer feel the blood on my hands or the weight of guilt on my shoulders. Something wonderful is taking over. I’m not in the darkness, locked within myself. I’ve been swept up by light and I feel like I could do anything at the moment as I lie on my back, gazing up at the sky. Nova hovers over me, cupping my cheek, and her skin is so damn warm and she smells amazing. And her eyes… bright blue with specks of green, her skin dotted with freckles, and her full lips that look so delicious I want to taste them… and I’m going to, because nothing matters at the moment. It’s not real, which makes it easier to take what I want—admit what I want.

I lean up, not even thinking about what I’m doing, and press my lips to hers. It hurts my mouth but the pain is worth it—it’s worth everything just to taste her again. I could do it forever, and I want to, but when I slip my tongue deep inside her mouth, she pulls away, her eyes widening and swarming with confusion. I open my mouth to tell her to come back to me, because I want her—need to kiss her again—but then her lips start moving and the haze from my brain gradually starts to lift.

“Quinton, can you hear me?” she asks, her voice soft, distant. Or maybe I’m the one who’s distant.

“I…” It hurts to talk, my throat too dry, and the brightness of the sun is stinging at my eyes.

“Are you okay?” she says and the sunlight dims as the blue sky changes into my shitty bedroom ceiling stained with water and cracks. That stupid drip comes into focus, haunting me again.

I suddenly realize that I’m in my room. Awake. And Nova’s here. With me.

Series order:
★ (#1) Breaking Nova | My review
★ Preorder (#2) Saving Quinton (out Feb. 4th 2014)
★ Preorder (#3) Untitled Nova #3 (April 15, 2014)

★ You can read a Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) teaser from Wendy Higgins here!

Series order:
★ (#1) Sweet Evil
★ (#2) Sweet Peril
★ Preorder (#3) Sweet Reckoning (out April 29th 2014)

★ A teaser from The Pairing (The Proposition #3) by Katie Ashley!

The Pairing teaser

Series order:
★ (#0.5) The Party (FREE!)
★ (#1) The Proposition
★ (#2) The Proposal
★ (#3) The Pairing (out Feb. 28th 2014)

★ A teaser from Black Box by Cassia Leo!

Black Box teaser

Preorder Black Box: Amazon

★ Teaser from Thoughtful (Kellan’s POV of Thoughtless) by S.C. Stephens:

When the coffee was done, I prepared our cups, and set Kiera’s down in front of her. I leaned back in my chair, perfectly content as I drank mine. Kiera hunched over her mug like she was freezing and it was the only source of warmth in the room. I knew her reaction wasn’t from the cold though, and knowing that made my smile even wider. Jealousy is a bitch, isn’t it, Kiera?

Series order:
★ (#1) Thoughtless
★ (#2) Effortless
★ (#3) Reckless

Other News!!

★ Special announcement and sneak peek from K.A. Linde!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

I’ve been working on a super secret project for a little while now. I wasn’t sure if it was going to turn into anything, but I can’t seem to stop writing it. I’m madly in love with this book! Now that I’m at a comfortable distance, I can tell you about it!!!

Title: Take Me for Granted
By: K.A. Linde
Expected Release: Summer 2014
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20572758-take-me-for-granted

Sneak Peek into Chapter 1!!!

Chapter 1

Grant

I don’t remember the number of women I’ve fucked.

Yeah, that might sound cocky or maybe a bit disgusting even, but I’ve never given two fucks. I wasn’t about to start now.

And whoever was lying beside me right now needed to get the fuck out before I started remembering her name. Did I remember her name? Lany. Lacy. Lucy? No. Fuck. I didn’t give a shit. She just needed to leave so that I could get back to sleep.

“Babe,” I grumbled, nudging the chick in the ribs. “Darlin’.”

“Mmm,” she groaned. “I love when you call me darlin’.”
I already knew she liked it. She had lost her clothes quickly enough to the sound of it last night. Now, I was pretty sure I’d never say it again if it meant that she would get out quicker.

“Time to go home.”

The girl turned on her side and tucked the comforter over her tits. Well, there went her best quality. She gave me a come-and-get-me look and pouted her lips as if that was going to change my mind.

“Oh come on, Grant,” she whispered throatily.

Her hand slid down my chest and then farther south. Yeah, not happening. I wasn’t interested in another mediocre performance on her part. Maybe a blowjob, but even then probably not.

She stroked my cock and I was reconsidering that blowjob. She had to be better at sucking dick then fucking. It was some unwritten rule. Either they sucked or they fucked.

“No, honey. It’s time for you to go home.” I rolled onto my back and reached for a joint on my nightstand.

“That’s not what you were saying last night.”

I flicked the zippo to life and took a drag on the joint. “That’s what I’m saying now. You knew how this was going to go when you came back with me. So save me the headache and just leave.”

“Whore,” she snapped. She hopped out of bed, snatched up her clothes, and then stormed toward the door. I waited until it slammed shut behind her before blowing out the smoke.

Wasn’t the first time I’d heard that either. I preferred the term man whore. I’d earned that title and I was fucking proud of it.

Toxic (Ruin #2) by Rachel Van Dyken has a blurb!

Everyone has a secret…

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He’s been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him–obsess over him–driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice.
But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever.
Pretending isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn’t just be his life at risk–but hers.

Saylor doesn’t hate men.
Just Gabe.
Only Gabe.
He’s a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn’t afraid of flunking, she’d be long gone. She hates that she’s attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he’s attracted to her–and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn’t form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn’t who he says he is, and he’s hiding something big.

What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever–the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he’s been craving for the past four years?

Everyone has a secret…What’s yours?

Series order:
★ (#1) Ruin

★ This is Sylvia Day’s live Q&A! And she’s writing a new series called Blacklist!

The Swan & the Jackal (In the Company of Killers #3) by J.A. Redmerski has a blurb!

Fredrik Gustavsson never considered the possibility of love, or that anyone could ever understand or accept his dark and bloody lifestyle—until he met Seraphina, a woman as vicious and blood-thirsty as Fredrik himself. They spent two short but unforgettable years together, full of lust and killing and the darkest kind of love that two people can share.

And then Seraphina was gone.

It’s been six years since Fredrik’s lover and sadistic partner in crime turned his world upside-down. Seraphina went into hiding and has eluded him ever since. Now, he’s getting closer to finding her, and an innocent woman named Cassia is the key to drawing Seraphina from the shadows. But Cassia—after sustaining injuries from a fire that Seraphina ignited—suffers from amnesia and can’t give Fredrik the information he desperately seeks. Having no other choice, Fredrik has been keeping Cassia locked in his basement as he not only tries to get her to recall her past—because she and Seraphina share it—but also to protect her from Seraphina, who clearly wants her dead.

But Cassia is a light in the darkness that Fredrik never believed existed. After a year subjected to her kindness and compassion, he finds himself struggling with his love for Seraphina, and his growing feelings for Cassia—because he knows that to love one, the other must die.

Will light win out over darkness, or will something more powerful than either further destroy an already tortured soul?

(Note: THE SWAN & THE JACKAL is NOT a New Adult title. It, and all other books in the series are categorized as Suspense/Crime/Thriller/Romantic Suspense and Adult.)

Series order:
★ (#1) Killing Sarai
★ (#2) Reviving Izabel

★ Samantha Towle’s third book in The Mighty Storm series, Tom’s book, is titled Taming the Storm!!

Series order:
★ (#1) The Mighty Storm
★ (#2) Wethering the Storm

★ Katie McGarry fans!!! This author will be releasing a FREE short story called Red at Night on April 1, 2014!! And it’s available for preorder!

★ Preorder Red at Night (FREE!)

And Pushing the Limits fans, Take Me On is releasing on May 27, 2014 (SO CLOSE)!

Series order:
★ (#1) Pushing the Limits
★ (#1.5) Crossing the Line
★ (#2) Dare You To | My review
★ (#3) Crash Into You | My review
★ Preorder (#4) Take Me On

★ Here is the Outlander trailer!

★ News from Jamie McGuire! From her Facebook:

The release date for Apolonia has been changed to November 2014. But the good news is that Trent’s book’s release date has been moved up, and you’ll be getting it sooner than fall 2014!

★ If you preorder Lisa Desrochers’ A Little Too Hot you will get an extra scene with Harrison’s POV! Just fill in this form: http://avonromance.hc.com/althpreorder.

Series order:
★ (#1) A Little Too Far (1.50!) | My review
★ (#2) A Little Too Much (1.99!) | My review
★ Preorder (#3) A Little Too Hot

★ The Vampire Academy movie release date for the US is February 7th!

★ The third book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas is titled Heir of Fire!

Series order:
★ (#1) Throne of Glass
★ (#2) Crown of Midnight

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Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes Unraveled by Jen Fredereick A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers Savor by Monica Murphy Loving Cara by Kristen Proby Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie Worn Me Down by T.E. Sivec Believe by Erin McCarthy Evertrue by Brodi Ashton The Course of True Love (and First Dates) by Cassandra Clare Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn Dark Bites Anthology by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Cover Reveals!!

★ The cover for Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins is finally here! I love that all the covers match!

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

★ And here’s the cover for Landlines by Rainbow Rowell, one of my absolute favorite authors ever!! I adored Eleanor & Park, so I can’t wait for this book!

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

★ It’s the cover for the third book of the Runaway Train series (that I still need to read) by Katie Ashley! Strings of My Heart will be Rhys’s book.

Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Snippets!!

★ Another City of Heavenly Fire snippet!

The way Magnus’ breath had sounded, rattling in his chest, before he’d said his father’s name.

★ Colleen Hoover shared with us on her Facebook this special scene she wrote way back, in Eddie’s POV:

Pink Balloons

Prologue:

I pull the collar of my shirt up to my eyes and wipe them again. I know how much Miss Irene hates it when I do that. She says it stretches the collars of my tops and ruins the shirts. I don’t want to ruin all the nice shirts she bought me, so I’ve been trying not to cry as much as I used to. I quickly glance up at her, hoping she didn’t notice, but she just smiles and squeezes my hand.

“Now Olivia, you knew when you came to stay with me that this was only temporary. I’m getting too old to keep foster children and I hadn’t planned on taking any more at all before you came along.“ She bends down and puts her arms around me. I automatically tense up like I do every time she hugs me. I’ve been here three months and, although I’m still not used to it, I’ve received more hugs in these three months than I have in my entire ten years.

“I knew it was only until they could find me somewhere else to live again, Miss Irene. I was just…I was hoping you would change your mind.” I sit down on the bed behind me and fold my hands in my lap. The fingernail polish on my thumb is already starting to chip. When Miss Irene painted them last weekend, I couldn’t decide which color to choose, there were so many. She told me that sometimes the best choice is when you choose all the choices. So that’s what I chose. All of them. Each one of my nails is painted a different color, just like a rainbow.

Except now that rainbow is chipping.

“Olivia,” she says, lowering her voice. She sits beside me on the bed and lifts her hand to my chin, pulling my focus to hers. “I’ve been completely honest with you since the moment we met, haven’t I? I’m moving in with my daughter now so she can help take care of me. I’m getting too old to take care of myself, much less you.“

I nod and try to appear understanding. She has been honest with me, I just didn’t expect to…love her. I try to turn away from her but she places her palm against my cheek and refocuses my attention back in her direction.

“Remember, Olivia, you need to be strong.” She lays her hand over my heart, looks me in the eyes and says, “You need to be strong in here.” She moves her hand up to my temple and taps it. “And especially in here. Your happiness isn’t determined by where or who you live with. Happiness comes from within you, and only you can control that. No one else.”

I squeeze my eyes shut as soon as I feel the tears building. Her arms go around me again, and I melt into her. “I’m scared,” I cry into her shirt. “I’m so scared. What if they don’t like me? What if they don’t want to keep me? What if I just keep getting moved from family to family like I have been all year?”

She continues to hug me and strokes her hand across my hair. The feel of her hands against my head instantly comforts me. I’ve never felt as secure in my whole life as I do when she strokes my hair. I wish my mother would have done that. I don’t ever remember her touching my hair. If I ever have kids, I’m going to make sure I stroke their hair every single day of their life.

“Oh, Olivia,” she says, squeezing me tighter. Her voice cracks when she says my name, so I instinctively pull back and look up at her. She’s crying, too. I’ve never seen her cry before. Her expression softens and she smiles at me, then pulls out the collar of her own shirt and wipes her tears away. It makes me giggle, seeing her do the very thing that she tells me not to do. When she realizes what she just did, she laughs, too.

“You see? “ she says, smiling. “That right there is why I don’t worry about you. The fact that you find the positive in every situation. That right there is why you shouldn’t worry about you, either.” She takes my hands in hers and brings her face down level to mine. “You have been dealt a very tough hand in life, Olivia King. A very tough hand. But you know what? Instead of spending the rest of your life complaining about the hand you were dealt, you are the type of person who will spend the rest of your life feeling lucky that you were even dealt a hand. And that, my dear, is what makes you so special.”

Sometimes the things Miss. Irene says don’t make a whole lot of sense to me, but I try to remember them anyway. For some reason, everything she says seems important, so I repeat her words in the back of my mind.

“I’m going to miss you so much, Olivia. So, so much. But as much as I’ll miss you, I’m not going to worry about you. I know for a fact that you’ll be just fine.” She stands and picks up my suitcase. She holds out her hand, gesturing her head toward the bedroom door, indicating it’s time to leave.

I don’t know why I believe her, but I do. No matter what happens or where I go from here, I’m going to be just fine. I know I will.

Miss Irene said so.

★ Another Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout teaser from her blog:

I kissed her, pressing my lips to hers, working at the seam of her mouth until she opened, allowing me in. The taste of her skin had sparked a fire deep inside me, but the feel of her warm mouth ignited a blazing fire. I couldn’t get enough of her lips, of her kisses or the soft, breathy sounds she was making.

I groaned as I slid my hand out from underneath her, guiding her onto her back. Her body immediately stiffened, and I knew I needed to tone it down. The last thing I wanted was to scare her.

God, that was the last thing.

Cupping her cheek, I softly kissed her until her body relaxed under mine and then, shocking the hell out of me, her small hand ended up under my shirt, pressing against the bare skin of my abs.

It was like being branded.

Heat roared through my veins as my body jerked on reflex. Air punched from my lungs. She wanted to touch me? Holy hell, she could touch me. I pulled back, reached down and yanked my shirt over my head.

Avery’s mouth parted as her gaze moved over my chest, the tattoo, and then down. It was like a touch, but better. My body was burning to feel hers.

I tugged the comforter down and planted my hands on either side of her head, tangling them in her hair. There was a primal part that took over when her hands flattened over the lower part of my stomach. My entire body tightened.

I dropped my forehead to hers. “You have no idea what you do to me.”

★ Plus, some teasers from Jessica Sorensen for The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret #3)

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Other News!!

★ The Fault in Our Stars movie is set for June 2014!! It’s just a couple of months away!! AH! You can read the article about it here.

★ Remember, Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen Hoover is FREE and up for pre-order as an ebook on Amazon NOW! And it’s LIVE early on Kobo! I’ve already read it and it is AH-MA-ZING.

★ K.A. Tucker, author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series, will be having a fourth book! It’s called Five Ways to Fall, and it’s Ben’s story!

★ So I’ve JUST finished reading Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas (SO GOOD–review to come!) and here’s some info about the other books in the series:

***Jax’s book NOW has a title!! Nothing else yet. I will deal with Madoc’s and Jax’s covers and blurbs after Until You.
BULLY (Fall Away #1) → released June 2013 features Jared/Tate
UNTIL YOU (Fall Away #1.5) → release date December 16, 2013 is BULLY from Jared’s pov, BUT there will be lots of added material and the ending goes beyond the ending of BULLY.
RIVAL (Fall Away #2) → release date later summer 2014 features Madoc and Fallon with Jared/Tate/Jax as strong side characters
MISBEHAVED (Fall Away #3) → release date winter 2014/2015 is Jax’s story with Jared/Tate/Madoc/Fallon as strong side characters. This story will most likely take place in New Orleans.

★ Here’s what Jessica Sorensen has to say about The Coincidence series:

Hello lovely people! I have some news for C&K fans, especially for fans of Seth. I’m going to be writing Seth and Greyson’s story… I don’t have a date for it yet, but it’ll be sometime in 2014 🙂

★ It’s the blurb for The Ever After of Ella and Micha (The Secret #3.5) by Jessica Sorensen!

The day Ella has waited for is just around the corner. It’s the day she’ll marry Micha, the love of her life, the light that guided her out of the darkness. It looks like it will be the perfect Christmas-until an unexpected package arrives with a harsh reminder of Ella’s past. Suddenly Ella doesn’t feel as confident about her future. Can she really have a “happily-ever-after” if she’s never even seen one?

Micha will stand by Ella no matter what she’s going through-though he worries that she might leave him standing at the altar again. When he’s offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour with his favorite bands for three months, Micha knows he can’t leave Ella behind. But can he ask her to uproot her life to join him on the road?

Now Ella and Micha must find a way to balance their fears, their dreams, and their love . . . if they ever want to hear wedding bells.

★ A still from the upcoming Vampire Academy movie! It’s Lissa and Christian! Source.

Vampire Academy movie - Christian and Lissa

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Just One Year by Gayle Forman Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover Seven Day Fiancé by Rachel Harris Consumed by Emily Snow Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund Finding it by Cora Carmack Bold Tricks by Karina Halle The Fall of the Hotel Dumort by Cassandra Clare Revealed by P.C. Cast Artistic image of muscular sexy man body Beat of the Heart (Runaway Train #2) by Katie Ashley

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Ready for the third quote from Allegiant?

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GOD I’m just so freaking excited for Allegiant to release! October 22nd is just too far away!

I don’t know why, but I’m always late on knowing about books turning into movies, like one of my favorite books ever, If I Stay by Gayle Forman! Like, HOW could I not have known it’s going to be a movie?!? AHHH! And they’ve already cast Chloe Moretz as Mia, Jamie Blackley as Adam and Liana Liberato as Mia’s best friend Kim. What do you think of them?

Chloe Moretz Jamie Blackley Liana Liberato

A movie still from the upcoming Vampire Academy movie! It’s Rose being her usual badass self 🙂

Rose Vampire Academy movie

Plus, are you excited for The Book Thief movie?

The Book Thief movie

Check out more stills of the movie here.

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books are also headed to the big (and small) screen! Read her blog post about it here.

Jennifer L. Armentrout movie news

Congrats, Jennifer!

NEW BOOK ALERT!! Ever read the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater? (If you haven’t, you should! It’s incredible–one of my favorite series of all time.) Well, Maggie told us that she’ll be writing a new book in the series, book #3.5, called Sinner, that focuses on Cole! I totally fell in love with Cole in the previous books, and can’t wait to see how his story will go!

Summary – A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?

“Legions of fans — myself included — have wanted Maggie to return to the world of Shiver, and now she’s found an ingenious, sexy, utterly compelling way to do it,” says David Levithan, VP/Publisher and Editorial Director, Scholastic Press. “This isn’t so much a re-visitation as it is a reinvention, with Maggie taking readers to many places they’ve never been with her before. There is nothing quite so amazing as Maggie Stiefvater at the top of her game.”

Author Maggie Stiefvater says, “For me, finishing the Shiver trilogy was a bittersweet moment — I knew that I wouldn’t be returning to Mercy Falls once Sam and Grace’s story was over. But Cole and Isabel still lurked in the back of my mind. Both of them were only half-fixed at the end of the trilogy, and I wanted to know if they could be fixed the rest of the way.

REMY by Katy Evans cover is here!

Remy by Katy Evans

Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. He might grasp his own thoughts at times and forget what he did in others. But through it all, there is one constant. The constant of wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas with every fiber of his being. Remy is his story from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for, to the moment she becomes his.

Olivia Cunning is writing a new book for the Sinners on Tour series called Sinners at the Altar! (From Goodreads) This anthology will include the wedding day stories of all five Sinners told in their points of view. It will also include the Aruba honeymoon of the couple who started it all, Brian and Myrna. The ebook version of Sinners at the Altar will have some added special features, such as never before released deleted scenes from the original books. Don’t miss it!

Sinners at the Altar by Olivia Cunning

Read all about the new book on Olivia’s blog here!

There’s a new snippet for Kate Daniels #7! Read it here.

And did you know? Tahereh Mafi (author of the AMAZING Shatter Me series) and Ransom Riggs (author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) have gotten married! Congratulations to the couple!

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Cover Reveals on the blog:

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New Playing With Her Heart cover for Sept 19 revealPlaying With Her Heart (Caught Up in Us #3) by Lauren Blakely new cover!

Upcoming new releases:

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter A Radiant Sky by Jocelyn Davies If Forever Comes by A.L. Jackson Unattainable by Madeline Sheehan Her Wicked Angel by Felicity Heaton Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines Game for Trouble by Karen Erickson Lovers Unmasked anthology Dirty Trick by Christine Bell Bound by Night by Larissa Ione Safe With Me by Kristen Proby Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster Promise Me Light by Paige Weaver One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
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