Showing posts from June, 2012

Pages From My Thoughts: Exclusive Interview with Jennifer Bosworth (Struck) Plus Giveaway!

Hi my lovely readers! Soumi from Pages From My Thoughts Blog got an EXCLUSIVE interview from Ms. Jennifer Bosworth, the author of highly acclaimed YA fiction entitled STRUCK!
To know more about the exclusive interview and the BIG Giveaway just click the link:

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1 edition (May 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374372837
ISBN-13: 978-0374372835

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a diffe…

Incandescent Enchantments: 350+ Follower Giveaway! (INTERNATIONAL)

Hi my loves! Incandescent Enchantments Book Blog is celebrating her 350+ Followers! To thank her lovely followers she's giving away books! Go ahead and click the link to know more about her giveaway! It's open Internationally so everyone is welcome to join!

Incandescent Enchantments: 350+ Follower Giveaway! (INTERNATIONAL)

Blog Tour: Promo Spot: Watchers Trilogy by Karice Bolton (Free on Amazon)

Title: Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy Book 1)
Print Length: 322 pages
ISBN: 0615535186
Publisher: Bulldog Press (September 29, 2011)
Language: English

Book Blurb:

Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.

Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as he…

Author Guest Post: Michelle Beattie (Heart of Mine)

Hi my lovely readers! I trust that you're all doing fine. Today we have a very special guest. We have Ms. Michelle Beattie, the author of Heart of Mine (Bandit Creek), to share her thoughts to us. This would make us know more about her and her characters in her book, Heart of Mine (Bandit Creek). I won't make this any longer, please read on to Ms. Michelle Beattie's guest post..

Author Guest Post:

Who doesn't like a Cinderella story?  That idea that a person down on their luck, who has the worst parts of life constantly being thrown at them can find the happiness they deserve?  I love this concept and while I realize that it isn't a universal truth, that there are millions of people who only ever see the worst life has to offer, the romantic in me likes giving my characters the happiness they've struggled to achieve.

And so, take out the palace, princes and fairy godmothers and throw a flawed couple into the American West and you have a western, historical Cinde…

Guest Post and Book Excerpt Plus a FREEBIE for everyone from Denise Verrico (Immortyl Revolution Series)

Hi my lovely readers! Welcome to Journey with Books Blog! Today, we have a special guest! We have Ms. Denise Verrico, the author of the Immortyl Revolution Series. Now, we're going to learn more about her work! Plus there's an excerpt for you guys! Also there's a freebie from Ms. Denise Verrico, so read on my lovely readers because you're gonna like it!

Author Guest Post:
Mia’s NYC
Thanks for having me here today! I’d like to offer every commenter who leaves a contact email a link and a free coupon code for my ebook of short stories, Annals of the Immortyls!

Today, I decided to let my heroine, Mia Disantini, take over. My books are largely set in Manhattan, with the exception of My Fearful Symmetry, book three, which is set in India. NYC is the ultimate setting for urban fantasy. I’ve lived in and around the city for many years. The spots Mia mentions are all found somewhere in my books. If you’d like a visual, I’ve included links from my Pinterest page where you can see…

Book Review: Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers Book 1) by Michelle Rowen

Author:Michelle Rowen
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: June 1, 2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373210477
ISBN-13: 978-0373210473

Book Blurb:

I don't do dangerous.  Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back. 

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me.... 

My Thoughts:
Note: The copy used for this review was from the Netgalley with the permission of the pu…

Blog Tour: Author Interview: Linn B. Halton (The Quintessential Gemini)

Welcome to Journey with Books! Today is a very special day because we have Ms. Linn B. Halton, the author of The Quintessential Gemini here on my blog for an interview! This post is supposed to be posted last June 10 but I totally missed an email.. tsk..! I sincerely apologized to Ms. Linn B. Halton for the lateness of this post.

Anyways, I know you've all waited long enough so I'll stop all these ramblings! Let's all see what we could find about Ms. Linn B. Halton!

Author Interview: Tell us something about yourself. Something that would make your name stay with us.
I’ve always been a firm believer in fate and astrology. However, believing in life after death is something entirely different. It wasn’t really until 2009, following the death of my mother than I had an epiphany. Literally. I’ve always had ‘experiences’, partly because I’ve lived in a lot of very different houses, some over 250 years old. For most of my life I acknowledged each incident that happened to me then …

ARC Book Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Author:Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Expected Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Language: English
Pages: 416
ISBN-10: 0373210493
ISBN-13: 978-0373210497

Book Blurb:

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. 

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. 

And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk fo…

Book Review: The Green by Karly Kirkpatrick

File Size: 319 KB
Print Length: 169 pages
Publisher: DarkSide Publishing (January 15, 2012)
Language: English

Book Blurb:

How far would you go to save your dream?

Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She's a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society...and a drug dealer. That's not the only secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi--she’s also madly in love with Naomi’s ex-boyfriend, James Bartlett. Trying to balance her life at Cambridge High with her new demanding job keeps her teetering on the edge of disaster. 

The Green is a full novel at 53,000 words. It contains strong language and drug references and is advised for ages 14 and up.

My Thoughts:
The Green is the first novel from Ms. Karly Kirkpatrick I've ever read and I'm really surprised that I enjoyed it. 
The Green is about a teenager who was forced to make difficult choices in her young life to b…

Blog Tour: Guest Post by Naya Nikki (Familiar Ties)

Hi my loves! I'm back with another blog tour! Today, we have Naya Nikki, the author of Familiar Ties. She would be discussing her thoughts on her inspiration in giving life to a character. I'm not going to bore you with my nonsense words so just read on to know more about Naya Nikki's thoughts.

Guest Post
Giving life to a character is hard, for ‘Familiar Ties’ I picked on various features of people I know and my favourite TV show characters to breathe life into them. I needed to make sure people can relate to them, or knew someone like them. Characters need to have an effect on someone, whether it is a good thing or bad thing you want them to be remembered and have someone say ‘OMG I hate Jack for doing that’ or ‘I’m so happy Cassidy did that’. You want people to emote with your characters otherwise there is no point in writing them if they are going to be 2D and static because without great characters you won’t have a great book.
Thanks to Naya Nikki for giving us her insigh…

Blog Tour: Author Interview and Giveaway: Quinn Loftis (Just One Drop, Book 3 of Grey Wolves Series)

Welcome to  Just One Drop by Quinn Loftis Blog Tour Stop here on Journey with Books blog! This wonderful tour was organized by Bewitching Book Tours. I want to apologize to Ms. Quinn Loftis and also to Bewitching Tours for posting this a bit late I lost my internet connection for two days and I just got it fixed today. Anyways, on to the fun stuff, we have Ms. Quinn Loftis here on the blog to answer a few questions so we could get to know her more.
Author Interview:

Tell us something about yourself. Something that would make your name stay with us.When people meet me the almost always make reference to Dr. Quinn Medicine woman, Quinn the Eskimo, or The Mighty Quinn.What made you decide to write a book?I have always loved to write but was discroraged by the idea of never getting an agent. Once ebooks became all the rage and something attainable I thought okay, I can do this.What is your first ever read? The one that made you fall in love with books? A Wrinkle in TimeWhat is the har…