BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

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Title: A Whole New Crowd
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18th, 2014
Tour Hosted By: Crazies R Us Blog
**Copy of the book provided in return for an honest review**
 BUY LINKS:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

SYNOPSIS

Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren’t great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she’s sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She’s elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she’s not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.

My FEEEELINGS
AH! Another AHMAZING read from Tijan!! I really enjoyed reading A Whole New Crowd for a multitude of reasons. It was well-paced and had everything I needed, from the annoying characters, to the confusing ones, to the heart-breaking ones. From the frustrating moments to the OHMYGOSH ones. I found a book boyfriend in Tray *sigh*
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and the crazy girl I love in Taryn.
They both made me feel like HOW? AW!!! OMG!! YAAS!! ugh…Basically,
me omg yes
Honestly, I loved a lot about this books. First, the plot was well done. It had a lot of twists, but not overly so. The beginning was a bit slow, but I appreciated that because the beginning is the gateway to the rest of the book, and the background needed to be set. I really liked the double life of the book, as it swung from Taryn’s old life to her new one, and back again. I loved seeing all the different sides of every single character, and somehow, Tijan made it happen. INCREDIBLE. 🙂
Tray and Taryn were a great couple. AWNC wasn’t overly romantic. It was just right. It was the perfect mix of drama, action, and romance. I fell in love with not only the characters but the entirety of the books 🙂
I ENJOYED THE ENTIRE THING, which I can not say for many books.
As for the characters, my favorite character would probably have to be Jase. He’s so mysterious, and there’s so many layers to him that I’m just dying to find out more about him. Plus, he’s so dang hot. HEHE
Anyways, I would definitely recommend this book. To all those Tijan lovers, this is another one of her fantastic reads that you just can’t stop until you hit the very last page. And to those who have not yet discovered her, GO! 🙂
4 BUTTERFLIES FROM THIS GIRL!! 🙂 ❤
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If you’re not convinced you should read this yet, here are some more reasons 😉

TEASER ALERT

 

 

“She’s one of mine. She’s one of us.” He spread his arms out wide and raised his voice even louder. “We persevere. We’re the strong. We take on any circumstances and we still thrive. We’re going to keep thriving. Hell, we’re going to conquer. She’s got that rush in her and she won’t be satisfied with you. None of you. You just wait and see.” He looked down at me, his eyebrows lifted, as if seeing me for the first time. He fell back a step. Sweat was running down his face. He whispered to me, “I’ll wait for you, Taryn. I love you. You’re mine. No one else can take your place.”
Tears were rolling down my face. I ignored them.
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About the Author

Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!

Connect with the author:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tijans.writings
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/TijansWritings

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NEW RELEASE: The Summer We Fell by Amber Garza

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Title: The Summer We Fell
Author: Amber Garza
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 21st, 2014

Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00MUESU74

SYNOPSIS

Adam Stewart is every girl’s fantasy – captain of the football team, smart, funny, hot. I’ve had a crush on him for years but he never
noticed me. Until now.

Dating Adam is a dream come true. I should be happy about it, but it’s hard because my best friend Cruz is acting strange. Almost like he’s jealous. But that can’t be. Can it?

Cruz and I have been inseparable since we were kids. He’s always been like a brother to me. But lately things have changed. He’s different, and I’m starting to see him in a new light. Our relationship is evolving in a way I never thought possible. I don’t want to lose him, but am I willing to give up Adam for him?

TEASER ALERT
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About the Author

Amber Garza is the author of the Delaney’s Gift Series  and many contemporary romance titles, including Star Struck, Tripping Me Up and Break Free. She has had a passion for the written word since she was a child making books out of notebook paper and staples. Her hobbies include reading and singing. Tea and wine are her drinks of choice (not necessarily in that order). She writes while blaring music, and talks about her characters like they’re real people. She currently lives in California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years

Connect with Amber!

Facebook // Twitter // Website // Goodreads

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO TIJAN!!! AWNC IS NOW LIVE!!!

Check out some teasers and the buy links below!!! ❤

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Title: A Whole New Crowd
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18th, 2014
Blitz Hosted By: Crazies R Us Blog
 BUY LINKS:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

SYNOPSIS

Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren’t great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she’s sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She’s elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she’s not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.

TEASER ALERT  🙂
Then he nodded. “Congratulations.”
“On what?”
“You earned their respect.”
I snorted. “I don’t care.”
“I know.” A smile teased at the corners of his lips. “They saw that too and because of that, they fear you now.”
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About the Author

Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!

Connect with the author:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tijans.writings
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/TijansWritings

REVIEW: Break the Sky by Nina Lane

HI! So, I love Nina Lane, and her writing, and Break the Sky was no exception to this love! Go on, and read my 4.5 star review! LOVED it! 🙂
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Title: Break the Sky
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Source: I was given a review copy from Literati Author Services in return for an honest review
BUY LINKS:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

SYNOPSIS

A sizzling hot, new SPIRAL OF BLISS spin-off novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane

“Do you ever let go, storm girl?” he asked. “Ever lose control? Ever surrender?”
“Never,” I whispered. “I never surrender.”
A smile of both promise and warning curved his beautiful mouth.
“You will.”

Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornado research project is on the skids and she’s fighting conflict in her university department. So when irresistible bad boy Archer West suggests a hot, wild fling while he’s in town, Kelsey is unable to resist his sexy offer.

Kelsey and Archer embark on a intense, exhilarating affair. But soon their differences and private battles encroach on their desire, and Kelsey discovers that Archer is a storm she can’t control.

My FEEEELINGS
SO, Break the Sky! Totally won me over. And I absolutely LOVED it. 🙂
Three things that I LOVED:
The completely swoonworthy hero who not only was perfectly bad boyish, but also sassy and HOT
The strong, strom-chasing, and sexy professor (#girlpower) 😉
A man who’s good with a baby
Oh wait…make that four things: THE HOT SCENES. *OMG SWOOOON*
Okay, so Kelsey March is our heroine. She is the type of woman who battled her way through life and made the perfect living for herself. But she has the demons and every one of those demons is what Archer West (our man and yes, the brother of Dean from the Spiral of Bliss series) threatens to bring up in her life. She hates losing control. She hates taking risks. But what ends up happening? Yup. I already really admired Kelsey from Dean and Liv’s stories, but her personality of humor mixed with vulnerability and a tinge of sass made me fall in girl-crush mode. sigh.
And Archer. I mean, what more can I say than:
FANGIRLING
Hehe. I absolutely loved Archer. He was the perfect mix of badass, romantic, and SEXY AS HELL. With SEXY AS HELL taking the lead 😉
I enjoyed every moment he had with Kelsey, and there was no moment where I didn’t really make me smile or swoon. He was on fire.
“Liar, liar, pants on fire,” I said instead.
“Oh my pants are definitely on fire, baby”
I MEAN COME ON. *fans self*
And then he goes again.
KELSEY: No. I’m in the cereal aisle of the grocery store.
ARCHER:I’ll frost your flakes good, baby.
FIST BUMP
AND
HEHE
Seriously. I loved him
The book in itself was one gorgeous read. I thought it started off a bit slow, but don’t worry later, you will be balling, laughing so hard, and sighing and swooning and fanning to the max. It got exponentially better as the book went on, and once again, Nina Lane delivered a story that touched my heart, made it pound, made it it stop, and then restarted it again. Beautiful.
I triple dog dare you to read this SCORCHING HOT love story, because it will definitely sweep you off you feet. I mean, how could it not with a panty-dropping, sex-on-wheels kind of guy 😉

I guarantee that by the end of this book, you will have a new book boyfriend, a new girl crush, and a HUGEASS book hangover. 🙂 3..2..1…GO!

4.5 SWOONWORTHY BUTTERFLIES from me!! 🙂

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FOLLOW/LIKE Nina Lane, because she’s a writer with a god-given gift that cannot be refused 🙂
OTHER BOOKS FROM NINA LANE:
The Spiral of Bliss Series:
Arouse (#1): Goodreads | Amazon ( FREE!) | B&N 
Allure (#2) : Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Awaken (#3): Goodreads Amazon | B&N

COVER REVEAL: Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie

I am so damn excited, proud, and happy to present to you, the cover for Krista & Becca Ritchie’s new book, Amour Amour
This book is gonna be soooo good 🙂 And on top of that, it has a GORGEOUS cover. I am already in love 😉
So, without further ado, here you go!
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Title: Amour Amour
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Genre: New Adult Romance
Expected Publication Date: December 2014
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

SYNOPSIS

Love is a circus

“Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off of trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova aggravatingly lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future—acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be “just background” to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*

About the Author

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Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter and their website: kbritchie.com

Connect with Krista & Becca!

Facebook // Twitter // Website //Tumblr // Pinterest

 

 

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HI. AGAIN :)

SO, IM BAACCCK! 🙂 I’m so sorry about the over-a-month absence, because being a junior-about-to-be-senior SUCKS ASS. Sorry about my straightforward words, but seriously. Colleges are draining me. ANWYAYS, my life has become shambles, or that’s what it feels like, and I’ve never been more sad that my blog has basically been taken from me BUT IM BACK. Because I’m totally in love with my rant sessions about hot boys so here I go again 🙂

But just because I haven’t been writing doesn’t mean that I haven’t been reading, so just to make up a bit for my lack of writing, here’s what I’ve been reading!

1. The Rock Chick Series by Kristen Ashley.

I’ve practically memorized this series. I’ve read them THAT many times in the past few weeks.. 😉

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1. Rock Chick- The story of India Savage (aka Indy and crazy ass girl) and her childhood crush since 5 years old, Lee Nightingale (aka badass)

2. Rock Chick Rescue- The story of Jet Mcalister, CUTEST BLONDE EVER and barista/strip club waitress, and Eddie Chavez, hot hot hot policeman and macho man.

3. Rock Chick Redemption- Roxanne/Roxie Logan’s, kindest girly ever with some serious boyfriend issues, and Hank Nightingale’s, brother of badass Lee and other hot hot hot policeman story

4. Rock Chick Renegade- The epic story of Juliet Lawler, the most badass girl of this series (Jules, the social worker by day and kinda-street vigilante, Law, by night) and Vance Crowe, also badass and hot and Native American.

5. Rock Chick Revenge- The began-from-childhood-love story of Ava Barlow, transformed beauty with some men issues, and Lucas/Luke Stark, hottie macho badass (are you seeing a pattern here 😉 )

6. Rock Chick Reckoning- The most beautiful musical story of Stella, literal rockstar, and Kai Mason (Mace), badass with a past and some serious demons.

7. Rock Chick Regret- The story of former drug lord’s daughter, Sadie Townsend, and ex-DEA agent and current BADASS, Hector Oh-my-god Chavez (as Sadie says it)

8. Rock Chick Revolution- The final story of the Rock Chicks, and focusing on Ally Nightingale (sister of Lee and Hank and also her own super badass woman) and Lorenzo (Ren) Zano, the potential heir to a crime network.

This series was a definite favorite for me. Kristen Ashley blew me away with her writing. Her innate sense of humor came out in every single on of her stories. The humor was unmistakably well placed and I really loved every moment of each of these guys’ stories. There was something special to each couple, and each had their beautiful moments, and they ALL made me squee, laugh in glee, cry, and everything else that you could ever imagine. My favorite, though, was Rock Chick Regret, though. Something about Sadie and Hector’s story drew me in and IT WAS GREAT. heh.

Ok anyways, this series is totally a must for anyone who loves a good story about badasses kicking ass, saving their girls, and some pretty epic chases around Denver.

Reviews to come soooon! 🙂

 

NEXT!

Totally had A GREAT TIME re-reading the Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout.

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Re-reading this series completely brought back my love for Daemon and Kat and OMYGOSH OPPOSITION IS COMING OUT IN LIKE 3 DAYS!!!! Sorry. Side-tracked. Anyways, Daemon, Kat, Dee, and everyone else in these books reminded me why I got myself back into Paranormal Romance and what great characters Jennifer Armentrout gifts her audience with. I ABSOLUTELY RE-HATED the cliffhanger at the end of Origin, and UGH why can’t today be August 5th!!! 😦 I love the storyline and plot of this series, and even though I went a little crazy trying to keep up with everything that was going on, it was a ride that I’m seriously addicted to. Here’s to another three days of painful waiting. Cheers! (even though I’m underage lol)

My reviews: Obsidian & Onyx Joint Review

Other coming soon!! 🙂

 

SO THEN!

Because I enjoyed my re-read of the Lux series so much, I went on a Jennifer Armentrout marathon, and read the Covenant series.

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AND DANG. I re-visited the days where I was completely on #teamAIDEN and where I was so frustrated with Seth and Alex, and where I was so engrossed in a series that there was NO WAY that I couldn’t go through all five books in one sitting *SIGH* This series is like Vampire Academy meets Percy Jackson. It was the gods (who were GREAT in that they were hilarious but soooo freaking annoying and humane) meets mortals with the extra element of the Hematoi and every other type of being in this brave new world that Armentrout created. I lived every second of this series, and it’s a definite recommendation!!! 🙂

Reviews ALSO coming sooon! 🙂

AND AS FOR BOOKS I WILL READ BECAUSE THEY JUST CAME OUT :)))

1. Thrive (Addicted #2.4) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

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Release Date: July 17th, 2014

2. Sugar on the Edge (Last Call #3) by Sawyer Bennett

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Release Date: July 26th, 2014

3. Rogue (Real #4) by Katy Evans

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Release Date: July 29th, 2014

3. Break the Sky by Nina Lane

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Release Date: July 29th, 2014

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AND FINALLY, THE UPCOMING RELEASES THAT IM SO DANG EXCITED FOR!!!! 🙂 🙂

1. Taking it All (Surrender Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks

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Release Date: August 5th, 2014

2. Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer Armentrout

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Release Date: August 5th, 2014

3. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Release Date: August 5th, 2014

4. Lair of Drams: A Diviner Novel by Libba Bray

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Release Date: August 5th, 2014

5. One Night: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Release Date: August 5th, 2014

6. Elicit (Eagle Elite #4) by Rachel van Dyken

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Release Date: August 11th, 2014

7. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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Release Date: August 14th, 2014

8. The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

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Release Date: August 26th, 2014

9. Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas

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Release Date: August 26th, 2014