Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Speak Low Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

We always want what we can’t have.

Tiny O’Mara is tired of living in a world where men make all the rules. After bootlegging enough whiskey to free her father from the DiFiore crime family, twenty-year old Tiny is determined to gain her independence.

But it’s going to cost her.

Her alliance with sultry Enzo DiFiore is based more on their explosive chemistry than loyalty or trust. But she’s promised him some information that will help him take revenge on The River Gang, and when he offers her a job, an apartment, and the prospect of nights spent together where anything goes, she can’t refuse—which only puts her further in his debt.

She needs gorgeous childhood pal Joey Lupo to help her again—when they’re not at each other’s throats, they make a good team, and her attraction for him is becoming impossible to deny. But after she rejects his offer to leave town together, he’s tempted to let her fend for herself.

As Enzo’s need for possession and power escalate and her feelings for Joey deepen, Tiny realizes her mistakes. She just hopes she gets the chance to fix them before it’s too late.


Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail-culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

That One Summer by C.J. Duggan Cover Reveal and Giveaway!!!

Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day …

He sure could kiss.
As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve.

So that can only mean one thing: road trip!

No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all those lost summers. A new year with new friends, which astoundingly includes the bossy boy behind the bar, Chris Henderson.

She likes her new friends (at least most of them), so why does she secretly feel so out of place?

After chickening out on the trip, a last-minute change of heart sees Tammy racing to the Onslow Hotel, fearing she’s missed her chance for a ride. The last thing she expected to meet was a less-than-happy Onslow Boy leaning against his black panel van.

Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.

Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book Blitz: Félicité Found by Julia King

Félicité Found
Release Date: 08/12/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Pierre Rousseaux witnesses a young girl take a near fatal plunge off Pont Neuf Bridge into the freezing water of the River Seine in Paris, France. After diving into the racing river himself, he is able to rescue her from a watery death, but only after her head is bashed into the river wall. Upon reviving her from unconsciousness, Pierre realizes she doesn’t remember her past at all.

The girl struggles to recall anything from before she may have tried to commit suicide, not only once but possibly twice. The few glimpses into her life are discovered through dreams that can only suggest her past was horrific and jaded by intense anger.

Her memories may force her to lose everything she has grown to adore, especially the boy she loves more than anything in the world: Pierre.

The girl, Félicité Moreau, must decide if the life she desires is enough to make things from her past right. Pierre struggles to resolve if Félicité means enough to him that he will fight for her, regardless of her past and despite his own personal demons.

This is Julia King’s debut paranormal novel—a Horrific Love Story.

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“An eager expression painted itself handsomely on his face. He leaned in until his lips reached hers. Their mouths moved gracefully. Pierre picked Félicité up with ease, placing her on his lap. His arms wrapped around her small frame. Her left arm found its home around his shoulder and the other framed his strong jaw line. He played with the long curls that cascaded down her back. They could’ve kissed for hours and not felt as though any time had passed. It would’ve been treason to steal this moment away from them.”

About the Author
Julia King grew up in a town in the happiest county in Utah. She enjoys reading, music (especially U2), the outdoors, and traveling. She appreciates a good television show. She has quite the sweet tooth. It is common for her to squeal up a storm when she sees a dog. Her favorite breed is beagles, and she longs for the day when she can have one of these furry, adorable friends of her own. And she loves conjuring up stories that swirl sweetly in her mind. Well, until they come to life on the page.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

Twisted Perfection (Perfection, #1)


Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…

Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.

What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.

The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…

I know the majority of readers will absolutely adore Twisted Perfection. Sadly I didn't. This is my review and this is my personal opinion.

Let me start by saying that I love Abbi. I love most of her books. I remember reading her first book, Breathe and falling in love with her writing. But lately I haven't been clicking with her books.

Twisted Perfection's plot (the little bit of it that was in the book) was pretty interesting maybe a bit predictable but still good. Because of this I could not put the book down. The plot was very Abbi, which is fast paced and engaging. One of the things I didn't like about this book was the ending. Not because of the cliffhanger but because I thought Woods and Della only needed one book. I'm not a fan of unnecessary drama and that's how I felt about most of Della's and Wood's problems. To me giving them a sequel feels unnecessary. I'll explain you why.

I wasn't a fan of Never Too Far (book 2 in the Too Far series). The only thing I liked about it was Woods. Then in Twisted Perfection the Woods I loved and adored is nowhere to be found. We got a replica of Rush. Which made Woods' character forgettable. I really didn't connect with him. I didn't feel any sympathy towards him. I mean in what year are we that you have to marry people because your dad wants to be the king of whatever? Yeah, I know that happens in some places but it didn't work here. The Woods in the other books didn't look like the kind of person that would do what daddy wanted him to do.

And then we got Della. Sweet, innocent Della. Until she decides to not be so innocent anymore and act the total oposite from that. Della was an unpredictable and confusing character. Her backstory was heartbreaking. You would expect her to behave certain way because of that. She doesn't even know how to put gas in a car for crying out loud! I sympathized with her until she had the one night stand with Rush Woods. It was so out of character. And I don't know why, but, I still  found it surprising when she went from sitting on Grant's lap (she just met the guy BTW) to having sex with Woods. This all happened at the same party. Her character didn't get any better after that.

There was a lot of eye rolling while reading this book. Most of those happened while reading the sex scenes. Listened, I enjoy sex in books. Sometimes sex gives the book spice. But God, it didn't work here. I've read whatever you can think of and I've never felt so uncomfortable as I did while reading the sex scenes in Twisted Perfection. There were some words that weren't sexy at all and made the scene read almost like a porn. Maybe it's just me who find this kind of scenes cringeworthy. I don't know. Most of the reviewers on Goodreads think that the sexy times between Della and Woods were hot. But I could have done without the sex in Twisted Perfection.

To me this book felt rushed and forced. Pretty much like book 2 in the Too Far series. Does this mean I'm not going to read Abbi's other books? No. I will avoid the Too Far and Twisted Perfection series but I will still buy her other books with the hopes that she goes back to writing what she writes best: sweet, awesome romance. Characters that you wish were real because they were that amazing. Hot sexy scenes that didn't need to be describe in a million words to let you know what was going on but still made you sigh. Bad boys that were hot and a gentlemen at the same time. Strong yet delicate heroines. That's what I loved about Abbi's books.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dreamscape by Christie Rich Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Every night before Amelia falls asleep she makes a wish to dream of him – the man who calls her to their beautiful private oasis, her sanctuary where she is free of her greedy landlord’s threats. But tonight, he will not call Amelia to him. Tonight, another man will step into her world to claim her. Tonight, Amelia’s shattering reality will crumble - and disappear into the Dreamscape…along with her freedom.

When Amelia dreams tonight, her nightmare becomes her new world where Seth is her captor and anything is possible…except escape. Seth needs Amelia to break the curse that binds him to the Dreamscape. He must convince her that she was made to free him, that she was made to join him.

For if he fails, he will never escape his prison, and he will lose Earth to the Netherworld where the evil Erobos wait to consume the human realm and everything in it. If he fails, Seth will lose the one thing that matters to him: Amelia.

Hello!!! I am so excited to be here today on Bookitty Blog. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Bethzaida!

It was hard for me to decide what topic to write about for this post because I loved all your ideas. I decided to talk about characters because, for me, characters are different than I thought they would be before I became a writer.

I used to think writers were amazing because they made up all this great stuff that somehow became amazing stories. Now that I write, I know better.

I can’t speak for other authors, but I don’t make up characters. They come to me, fully formed. Sometimes, I get to decide what they look like, but I never get to decide who they are.

The truth is characters flit into my mind all the time. It’s like once I opened the gate to let one in, it stayed open. Some of them move on their way before a connection settles, while others stick and stay with me.

Seth from my newest release, Dreamscape, Netherworld Book I, is such a character. He came to me at a really bad time, when I was trying to finish the last book in my Elemental Enmity Series.

He’s such a strong character that he took over my mind, for a time, and I had to listen to him. The first thing he showed me was a dark room where a girl was huddled in the corner. It shocked me to realize he had captured her and there was no way she was going to get away from him.

The other thing that floored me was he loved her deeply, but she didn’t act like she knew him at all. He described the setting to me and the story flowed. I wrote scene after scene where these two characters revealed a strange, new world to me.

If you’re thinking I’m a little loopy, I don’t blame you. If I hadn’t experienced this myself, I probably would be thinking the same thing.

I’m what people in the writing business call a “pantser”, meaning I write by the seat of my pants. I still don’t exactly get why that term stuck, but the idea is that you either plot out a book before you start writing, or you start writing and see where it goes.

Since I took the plunge into the writing world, I’ve tried both plotting and pantsing, and I am definitely not a plotter. Every time I’m sure I know how a story is going to turn out, my ideas pretty much blow up in my face. What’s left is the real story. The way it should be.

I don’t pretend to know where stories come from, but I’m aware enough to understand it is not from me. I’m just a conduit that characters approach to see if I’m the right one to tell their story.

What I know about Seth now is a heck of a lot more than I did when I met him, but it isn’t nearly enough to know what will happen with him and Amelia. I have a vague idea of what I want to happen, but it isn’t my story. It’s his, his decisions and his life, lol.

Now I know I sound this side shy of bonkers, but it’s true, for me, at least. Other writers have a different experience, which is amazing. It’s great to know there are endless ways to accomplish the same thing. I’m so astounded when I’m guided to information I need. I’ve come across some strange things that ended up being exactly what I needed to know to progress a story.

Characters are amazing, and I love meeting each of them. Even the villains enthrall me, maybe even more than regular characters some times. True villains are complex and who knows what they would have been if they had made one different choice before they turned dark.

Although I haven’t tried writing from the point of view of a villain, I get to know them plenty well through the writing process, but I haven’t discounted writing a scene from the villain’s point of view. We’ll see. It’s difficult to be in the head of someone that messed up.

It’s also amazing to be there as the story unfolds. In essence I’m the first reader of my stories, which is an exciting place to be. For a few months the story belongs to me. It’s up to me to make sure it comes out right, and every day I pray I can do the characters justice.

So what is your favorite thing about characters? Do you have a favorite character? Why are they your favorite?

About Christie Rich:

I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. My family and I live in a quiet community in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pic2Book Wednesday Challenge #80

Guess the Book Title

This is a weekly challenge where you guess the book title just by looking at the pictures. This game is inspired by the game Scene it? and it's one of my favorite challenges in it! If you want to participate and don't want any spoilers don't read the comments. I'll post the answer of this challenge in tomorrow's post.

What's this book's title?

  • Publication date: September 2013
  • S. E. are the author's initials.
  • S. E. previous series was about 3 latino brothers.

Last Week's Challenge answer: 

Shooting Scars by Karina Halle

Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy, #2)

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch Cover Reveal

Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis, #1)
Release Date: 10/26/13
Cover Designed by: Steven Novak

Summary from Goodreads:
“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”

Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.

The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.

Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.

The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.
*Note: Content for Upper YA*
There was a crash and a loud gasping moan. She turned to the door next to her and stepped into the room. Her eyes widened as two entangled bodies jumped in the dark; the light shining from the hall streamed over the couple. She recognized the tall, copper haired upperclassman from the parking lot; the boy who had sent her the enchanting smile. Now he was completely shirtless, his fly clearly unzipped, and a brunette held tight in his arms. The girl glared at Natti. She struggled a little against the boy’s grasp, trying to cover herself with her bra.
Natti blinked in complete shock. “Okay.” She finally glanced at the empty room. “This is obviously not American Literature.”
“No duh!” the brunette snapped.
The young man smiled and turned to the girl in his arms. The brunette’s cold demeanor melted away once her eyes met his. He stroked her cheek, sending visible shivers through her body. Natti rolled her eyes, ready to gag.
“Now, now, Charlotte.” The honey-sweet voice made Natti freeze when she was just turning to leave. It gave her a dizzy feeling; a fog creeping at the back of her mind. “We shouldn’t be rude to our guest.” The boy’s eyes traveled Natti’s curves again. His grin widened. “Perhaps she’d like to join us. Maybe we can all get to know each other a little better.”
He motioned Natti to come inside. She unconsciously took a step forward; a strange force compelled her to join them. Her hands were reaching to pull her shirt off. It was as if she was no longer in control.
What the hell . . . ? Natti shook her head, finding the strength to resist through a familiar heavy sensation that rested against her chest. It was one she often got when someone lied to her. She was born with it. A gift, her grandmother called it, which could tell her when something wasn’t right. And as much as her body suddenly wanted to be next to the boy, feeling the skin of his lean, muscular chest, her gift was telling her something was off. His intentions were not pure.
She lowered her hands to her side, taking a step back into the hall. “Sorry.” She shook her head. “I don’t do threesomes.”

About the Author
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

That’s it. I love A.S. King. Like, love her love her. Not in a creepy way. I just want to marry her books and I want her to perform the ceremony. Maybe she can move in with me? Too much?

I think Vera Dietz is my new favorite heroine of all time. She was a complex and flawed character and I loved her for it. I can’t imagine going through what she went through and surviving it. She made mistakes but they were understandable ones. Sometimes while reading I felt like I knew her. She felt so real. I need to re-read Vera again. I can’t top thinking about her.

Vera wasn’t the only aspect of the book I enjoyed. The relationships in the book were very difficult, amazingly written and complex as well. I think the Charlie-Vera relationship was the one that impacted me the most throughout the book. It started out simple and it progressed into a catastrophe. And even though I knew in my heart that Charlie wasn’t good for Vera, my heart died a little every time I remembered that he was dead. That’s how much I loved his character.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz was intriguing, fast paced and a book you’ll be thinking about for a long time after you've read it. If you haven’t read a book written by King do read this one first. I think this one is a good introduction to A.S. King’s writing world.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pic2Book Wednesday Challenge #79

Guess the Book Title

This is a weekly challenge where you guess the book title just by looking at the pictures. This game is inspired by the game Scene it? and it's one of my favorite challenges in it! If you want to participate and don't want any spoilers don't read the comments. I'll post the answer of this challenge in tomorrow's post.

What's this book's title?

  • Publication date: August, 2013
  • K. H. are the author's initials.
  • This is the second book in the series.

Last Week's Challenge answer: 

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

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