Saturday, 31 August 2013

Two Year Blogaversary!

To celebrate myself and my mum's two year blogaversary, we are hosting a UK only giveaway, where one winner will get to choose a book of their choice from the list below!

We are giving away the following pre-loved paperbacks:

Nexus by Ramez Naam
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Intrusion by Ken Macleod
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Promotion: Not Of Our Sky by Sharon Sant

Not Of Our Sky
By Sharon Sant

Not Of Our Sky is the third book in the Sky Song series.

Jacob fights for his life and Ellen faces her toughest decision yet: whether to finally reveal his true identity to his parents. For Jacob is one of the Watchers of Astrae, a race of beings with extraordinary powers, and sworn to protect the natural order of the universe. But Jacob has broken one of Astrae’s oldest laws and chaos threatens to cover the Earth. 

Alex faces the fall into darkness that has long been prophesised. Her only ally is Makash, their bitter and twisted uncle, and Jacob has already succumbed to the shadows. Who will be there to catch her? 

With the first part of the ancient prophecy already coming to pass, it seems their only hope lies in the second part – the riddle of the star that will bring them back to the light. But what does it mean? And why do Jacob, Alex and Ellen all dream of the same lighthouse, night after night?

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Promotion: The Young Moon by Sharon Sant

The Young Moon
By Sharon Sant

The Young Moon is the second book in the Sky Song series.

"It is a prophecy, Watcher. And it foretells your destruction."

So comes the stark warning from Astrae. But what does the prophecy that tells of the young moon actually mean? 

Two years have passed and Jacob’s search for the second Successor brings him back to Earth. But his Watcher powers seem to be useless as the other Successor remains shrouded in mystery… And he soon discovers that his bitter uncle, Makash, is also hot on the trail. 

Jacob’s quest takes him and Luca halfway across the globe in a race to get to the other Successor first. As they get closer to their goal the body count starts to rise and Jacob and Luca are dragged deeper into Makash’s deadly game as the net closes around them.

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Promotion: Sky Song by Sharon Sant

Sky Song
By Sharon Sant

Sky Song is the first book in the Sky Song series.

An unknown past. An unwanted destiny. A fight for survival.

A strange-eyed boy with no memory of his true identity or real parents, Jacob could have no idea of the mortal danger he has been in every day of his fifteen years. Now that danger has found him and suddenly he doesn’t know who he can trust and what is real anymore. All he knows is that his new identity is almost as terrifying as the peril unleashing it has brought. 

Caught in the universal power struggle of an ancient race of beings and a destiny demanded of him that he does not want, he must fight to protect his own life and everyone he holds dear. 

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Author Interview: Sharon Sant

Sharon Sant has written Sky Song.

1. What is your name and where do you call home?
My name is Sharon Sant and I live in Staffordshire, England.

2. Do you have a pen name?
I sometimes write for younger children under the name of Summer Hopkiss but my other novels are all written as plain old me.

3. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
Not Of Our Sky is book three of the Sky Song trilogy.  There’s love, loyalty, danger, sadness, sacrifice… and a hot Italian boy.
That’s 23 words but some of those are the title.  Do I pass?

4. Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
The Sky Song trilogy is complete now.  I have a new standalone being released on 8th June through Immanion Press, called Runners.  At the moment I’m working on another YA with the working title of Storm Child and I’ve just completed the first draft of an NA novel, the first one I’ve attempted. 

5. Do you gift books to readers for book reviews?
Yes, I gift books all over the place because I just like to know people are reading them!

6. How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book?
I did, but with a lot of help and input from friends and family.  The inspiration really came from the first two books of the trilogy as I wanted all the covers in the series to have a similar theme.

7. Which is your favourite cover of all the books you have written?
Probably Not Of Our Sky, actually.  I just like the sparkly purpleness of it!

8. Is there anything you would change about your book covers?
I tried to change the Sky Song cover, so there are actually two editions out there now, but people complained that they liked the first one better so I switched it back.  I wouldn’t change the others yet, though I never say never.

9. Do you have a playlist in mind for any of your books?  
Not really for the Sky Song books, but for Runners there’s a Keane song called ‘On the Road’ that always makes me think of the book when I hear it.  The lyrics seem to fit the story perfectly.

10, Did you listen to any particular songs whilst writing your books?
I have to be very quiet to concentrate on writing, unfortunately.  I’m always jealous when authors say they can write to music because I’d love to.

11. Would you have different book covers for different countries?
I’d never really thought about it.  Perhaps it would be an excuse to dust off my alternative Sky Song cover!

12. How did you come up with the title for your book?
Not Of Our Sky is actually a line from a prophecy that features in the book, so it was quite easy to come up with really.  I often take lines from the book to use for titles.

13. Do you have a book trailer? And what are your thoughts on book trailers?
I’d love to have a book trailer.  I’ve seen lots and think they’re really good.  I’m actually going to look into getting one done for the first Sky Song book and also for Runners.

14. Do you have a “Dreamcast” in mind for any of your books?
Not as such, although some of the characters in my books are based on real actors that took my fancy while I was writing them!

15. Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?
I have read quite a few books more than once.  Serial offenders are all the Harry Potter books, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly and Island by Jane Rogers.  I’ve also read quite a few classics more than once; my favourites are Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities, Wuthering Heights and Catcher in the Rye. In fact, when I think about it, I’ve read loads of books more than once!

16. Have you ever bought a specific edition of a book because of it’s cover? (For example a UK, US or Canadian version)
I have to admit that I have bought multiple copies of books because I’ve fallen in love with a new cover.  Which is probably very silly.

17. What is your opinion of novellas?
I have to say that I like novellas as I’ve written one!  It’s not out yet and probably won’t be until later in the year.  I know a lot of people shy away from reading them, but if a story only needs 30,000 words to tell it, I’d rather read that well written shorter version than a padded out one that bores me.

18. What is your favourite film based on a book?
The Princess Bride.  I just adore that film, always have.

19. What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format?
I’m reading in both formats at the moment, kindle and paperback.  My paperback is Black Heart Blue and on kindle I’m reading Trinity by Clare Davidson

20. If you could invite any four celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?
Blimey, this is a hard question.  There are so many.  It’d probably be a really weird mix too.  I’d quite like to chat to Robert Winston because I bet he’d be fascinating (if he was busy I’d ask Brian Cox, so there’d be a scientist of some description!).  I’d have to ask Colin Morgan and if you ever visit my blog you’ll see why!  I’ve always thought that Michael Palin is just adorable and hilarious, so he’d be number three.  Maybe the last one would be Charles Dickens.  That gives me an equal measure of brains, humour, eye candy and creativity, but that also makes the whole table full of men.  I’m not sure what that says about me!

21. Where can your readers follow you?

Thankyou so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Shift by Em Bailey

ISBN: 9781405261166
Publisher: Egmont
Pages: 304

"There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she'd even started at our school. The first was that she had no parents - they were dead. And the second was that they were dead because Miranda had killed them."

Olive used to be the school queen bee. But that was before her breakdown. Now she's the class loner, and can only watch as new girl Miranda latches on to Olive's ex-best friend Katie. Soon Miranda is talking like Katie, dressing like Katie - even going out with Katie's boyfriend. 

And then Katie dies. Everyone seems to believe it was a tragic accident, but OIive isn't so sure. What if the wild rumours are true? What if Miranda really is a killer...?

I really enjoyed reading Shift by Em Bailey however, I must admit that it was quite odd at times! Despite some of the complex & odd occurrences that don't really make sense until finishing it, Shift is an easy, enjoyable read, that I would definitely read again! Even though I enjoyed reading Shift, I didn't have a favourite character as such. I did find reading about Miranda Vaile quite interesting though, as because Shift is written from Olive's point of view, the reader gets to read multiple perspectives on Miranda Vaile, one being Olive's and another being the rest of Olive's classmates. I love the cover of Shift! It shows Olive's uncertainties well, whilst also portraying Miranda's transition from new girl to queen bee and how she changes her attitude and appearance along the way.

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Promotion: The Unicorn Girl by M. L. LeGette

The Unicorn Girl
By M. L. LeGette

Leah Vindral is suffocating - trapped in her own skin.

In a land where magic is feared, magic saved her from death . . . but it came with a terrible price. Marked forever, she is shunned and isolated by those she loves most.

Brimming with bitter rage at those who abandoned her, Leah flees from her childhood home only to be swept into an impending war: Mora, a wicked witch, has been imprisoned for years, waiting like a spider in the folds of her web for the chance to regain the powers once stripped from her. It is there, while she waits, that she learns of a strange young girl . . .a girl who can speak to unicorns.

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Promotion: Few Are Angels by Inger Iversen

Few Are Angels
By Inger Iversen

Few Are Angels is the first book in the Few Are Angels series.

After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale - a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past - reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.

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Author Interview: Inger Iversen

Inger Iversen has written End Of Forever and Few Are Angels.

1. What is your name and where do you call home?
My name is Inger Iversen and I live in Virginia Beach, VA.

2. Do you have a pen name?
Well, my full name is Kristen Anne Inger Iversen, but I am only published under, Inger.

3. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
Matchmaker. It’s about a woman that only dates men who are compatible with her friends. So, all of her “friends” end up with her exes, and not for short romances, they end up married with kids. She meets a new guy and who she falls in love with, but fears he is a better match for one of her friends.

4. Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
Yes!! The End of Forever. It’s my new Contemporary Romance.

5. What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?
Few Are Angels was my published first novel, and I released that May 2012. It took my 15 months to publish that book, but I’d been writing before that as well. I’d have to say that I have been writing for two almost three years now.

6. Do you gift books to readers for book reviews?
Yep! The only thing I ask for is a honest review and normally, I give the book to the readers when they are ready to review.

7. How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book?
Oh my goodness. Few Are Angels has had three covers! I had copyright issues with an untrustworthy artist, so I switched to Claudia with Phatpuppy and Eden Crane of Eden Crane Design.

8. Which is your favourite cover of all the books you have written?
Immortal Heart by far!! I love Kale on the cover in his suit. Drool worthy!

9. Is there anything you would change about your book covers?
I plan to add review quotes to the cover of each book. I think it’s a great way to thank a reader. :)

10. Do you have a playlist in mind for any of your books?  

I love Spotify :)

11. Did you listen to any particular songs whilst writing your books?
I listened to a lot of songs but had Imagine Dragons new CD on replay!!

12. Where can your readers follow you?

Twitter: @kris10inger

Thankyou so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Through My Letterbox! 13/08/13

Through My Letterbox is a meme that myself and my mum (from JeanzBookReadNReview) created to showcase the books that we receive and review on our sites. Our meme was inspired by In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren & Letterbox Love hosted by Narratively Speaking.

What came Through My Letterbox:
(Over the past few weeks!)

Myself and my mum received Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse for review from Harper Collins!

We also received The Returned by Jason Mott and the second book in the Confessions series, Confessions Of An Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett, both for review from Harlequin Mira!

A few weeks ago, we received Mystic by Alyson Noel and The Thing About Wolves by Leigh Evans for review from Macmillan. Mystic is the third book int the Soul Seeker series, and The Thing About Wolves is the second book in the Mystwalker series.

Myself and my mum also received the second book in the Throne Of Glass series, Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas for review from Bloomsbury, and the second book in The Grisha series, Siege And Storm by Leigh Bardugo, for review from Indigo, an imprint of Orion.

We received Cruel Summer by James Dawson (also for review from Indigo), which I had been looking forward to for a while since reading one of his other books, Hollow Pike!
Last week, my mum went to our local bookstore and spotted Spy Society by Robin Benway, the UK version of Also Known As, and kindly bought it for me!

Kensington Teen sent myself and my mum and ARC copy of the third book in the Alone series, Quarantine by James Phelan for review!
We also received an ARC copy of Sunblind by Michael Griffo for review, which is the second book in The Darkborn Legacy series!

My mum bought Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas, (which she had been looking forward to for a while), Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff . . .

 . . . Changeling and Stormbringer by Philippa Gregory!

What books came through your letterbox?!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Promotion: Matcher Rules by Mary Holland

Matcher Rules
By Mary Holland

Novi colony is inhumanly peaceful and John Jerzy has been sent to find out why. Jerzy's last assignment ended in disaster, his career has stalled, and he plans to unravel this minor mystery the Novians call the Matcher and get a real assignment as soon as possible. 

Stella has lived on Novi all her life and she's going to the Matcher to find her affinity group. She sees no reason to change and she plans to live happily ever after. 

Max Bari wants to change Novi from a backwater colonial planet to an interstellar power, with himself at the helm. All he needs is to fix the Matcher. He has a plan. 

Three people, three plans. But the Matcher has no plans. Only rules.

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