Monday, January 18, 2016

Between Here and Gone Blog Tour

Between Here and Gone Synopsis:

In 1959 Cuba, Natalia San Martín was nothing short of a princess: sheltered, pampered, and courted by her very own prince, a childhood friend turned lifelong love. All that changed on the fateful New Year's Eve when Fidel Castro and his followers seized control of the country, with tragic consequences for not only the island, but Natalia herself.

Five years later, in 1960s New York, she’s known as Natalie Martin―living a life that’s bleak, but thankfully anonymous. However, when the enigmatic Jack Roemer offers her a job writing the memoir of a starlet on the brink of self-destruction, she sees not only opportunity, but unexpected echoes of a fairytale long forgotten.

As she knows all too well, however, the prettiest façade can hide the ugliest of truths― and peeling back the layers of someone else’s past forces Natalie to confront her own.

"Ferrer has created a story that’s breathtaking in its scope, and a heroine whose strength will leave readers in awe." -Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Barbara Ferrer Bio:

Barbara Ferrer is a first generation, bilingual Cuban-American, whose young adult debut, Adiós to My Old Life was Romance Writers of America’s 2007 RITA® winner for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance as well as being named to the 2009 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list by the ALA. Her latest novel, When the Stars Go Blue, a contemporary retelling of Bizet’s Carmen, was released by Thomas Dunne Books and was honored as the first place YA Novel: English Language at the 2011 International Latino Book Awards.

A native Floridian, Ferrer now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, thriving amidst the rain and cooler weather, finding it the perfect writing environment.

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My Review:
3/5 stars

I found this to be a gripping read at the beginning. I was really excited for this book hoping although Romance it would be more of a historical type and give me more of a look at historical Cuba. Although it did do some it just wasn’t what I was hoping for.

The romance aspect though was wonderful and kept me interested. There was so much drama and I actually enjoyed it. For me it helped keep the story going where it started to lull. The only parts where it lulled were where the descriptions seemed to get a bit winded. It wasn’t bad just long and in my opinion over descriptive.

Natalie was a bit overdramatic at parts but I think I was in the mood to read a character like that so I enjoyed it.

All in all I think this was a great story. Interesting read and different from the paranormal and new adult romance I tend to read. The characters where all interesting and the story had a decent flow. I think many who enjoy romances are going to enjoy this book.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Love and Decay: Revolution Episode 3 By Rachel Higginson Release Day LAUNCH!

Today is the release day of Rachel Higginson's Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode Three. This is a serial novella, and completely standalone in the Love & Decay universe. I am so excited to share this with you!! Be sure to enter Rachel's giveaway as well and grab your copy today! 

About Love and Decay: Revolution: Episode Three:  

It’s not easy being a badass Zombie killer. But somebody’s got to do it. Page Parker knows there are more important things than policing the streets of Bogotá. Like taking down a tyrant and saving the world. If only she could convince her family to leave their beloved research station. But life isn’t easy at the end of the world no matter where you live. When things heat up in their peaceful town and enemies find ways to attack them even from a distance, her family is given more reasons to destroy the Colony. And when Page gets a glimpse of Miller’s hidden dark side, she’s more determined than ever to kill Matthias Allen. Love and Decay: Revolution is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with. Every episode is approximately 20,000 words long and released every two weeks. Look for Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode Four coming January 22nd, 2016. Buy now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble Read Episode 1: Amazon | BN Read Episode 2: Amazon | BN 


Rachel Higginson Bio:
Rachel Higginson is the author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series and much more! She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising four amazing kids. Links: Author Page | Instagram | Twitter | Website 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hear the Crickets ( The Gibborim Series book #1) by BJ Sheldon

Hear the Crickets

The Gibborim Series, Book 1
by BJ Sheldon

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Skyy’s a freak. She’ll tell you so herself. Her past – a mystery. Her future – uncertain. Having spent most of her life avoiding humans in an effort to conceal her wings, she wants nothing more than to end it all, leaving behind the solitary life she’s been forced to live. But numerous attempts to die have proven immortality is both a curse and a nuisance. She now lives out her days in self-imposed seclusion to stay hidden from the world. But that quiet way of life is shattered when mysterious siblings arrive and reveal a destiny which sends her running for the hills. When an earth shattering discovery is made in the Badlands, history and science collide furthering the mystery behind Skyy’s past – and her future. Skyy will need to embrace her fate and confront an evil so ancient, only a miracle can keep the world from ceasing to be

My Review

* I got ARC this for my honest review*

For some reason I thought I was going to read a book about a girl who was part cricket. Well I didn’t get that book. BUT! I got this book which is a a wonderful book that has to do more with angels and Nephilim. 

I liked Skyy the self proclaimed freak who is kind of a shut in and not exactly nice to her best friend at times. I can understand why she would what to keep him at arms length though. During the course of the book you do see that she really cares for him. So, Skyy hears voices and paints visions she sees in her head. One day after a few day painting stint she got some unexpected not so nice visitors only to be saved/helped by a pair of nephilim twins. After that day Skyy’s life gets a turn and she finds out what her destiny could be, discovers more information that clouds her past and future and also has to fight and protect those she comes to love. 

This book was filled with some great characters some wonderful mysterious aspect( because I was guessing and trying to figure out everything as Skyy was) lots of humor, a little romance and some great action! The ending has a great battle scene, heartbreak, revelation and a twist. I thought it was well written and very engrossing. 

I enjoyed this book a lot and would gladly recommend it to those who like books with fallen angels, arch angels, nephilim and everything else that comes with the Angelic Lore. I’m looking forward to the next one in what I hope turns into a great series of books. 

Digging the cover too! Simple but represents the book wonderfully.