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Thursday, October 25, 2012

SOUND By Shelley Workinger Giveaway Game Release Event

To celebrate the release of the 3rd book of the SOLID series,
Shelley Workinger has put together a giveaway game!
EVERY ENTRANT who COMPLETES the task will win
ebooks of BOTH “Solid” (Solid #1) AND “Settling” (Solid #2).
 including “Sound” (Solid #3) just as it hits the shelves on Nov. 1st!

The rules are simple:

1. Visit each blog on the list
2. Leave a quick comment to show you were there
3. Copy the image fragment and paste it into a Word .doc
There are 18 stops to visit, comment on, and collect pieces from;
once you’ve hit all 18 stops and assembled* all of the pieces to complete the image,
email your entry to the author at: SolidNovel@gmail.com.
4. Visit the author’s blog: But What Are They Eating?
and leave a comment letting her know you’ve sent in your completed entry.
ALL 4 STEPS are important because she will choose the Grand Prize Winner
from her blog comments (using Random.org) and then check her email to verify the entry.
*Don’t worry; the pieces are in order, so if you follow the list, it’ll be easy. :)

The Game runs from Oct. 25th through Oct. 31st;
last day to enter is Oct. 31st and winner will be chosen Nov. 1st.

                                          Good luck and get gathering!
                                          Here’s my piece:

                                         And the rest of the stops:

1. Books Devoured
2. I’d So Rather Be Reading
3. Paromantasy
4. Book Lovers Inc.
5. Magic of Reading
6. Paranormal Indulgence
7. Katie’s Book Blog
8. One Book at a Time
9. To Read or Not To Read
10. Wanted Readers
11. The Itzel Library
12. My Reading Room
13. Reading Teen
14. Confessions of a Bookaholic
15. Royal Reviews
16. Books with Bite
17. Skyla 11377
18. Me, My Shelf & I
                                         THANKS FOR PLAYING!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review Of Fever (Phoenix Rising Series Book #1) By Joan Swan

Fever (Phoenix Rising Series Book #1) By Joan Swan

Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Brava; Original edition (February 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758266383
ISBN-13: 978-0758266385
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)
Age: Adult 18+*

*I added the age restriction. The age restriction was not provided by Amazon.Com.


When Dr. Alyssa Foster is taken hostage by a prison inmate, she knows she's in deep trouble. Not just because Teague Creek is desperate for freedom. But because the moment his fingers brush against her skin, Alyssa feels a razor-sharp pang of need...A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. At least Teague doesn't, until his escape plan develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives, he can only give her lies, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.

Fever was my must have read for 2012. I have said this to Joan and I have tweeted and said this to everyone and believe me it lived up to my hype (in my opinion). Teague Creek was such a great character. He was a bad boy (seeing as he was in prison and all....lol) but I kept getting glimpses of his good heart/nature. Teague straddled the line between doing what he had to do to stay alive in prison and keeping to his true nature. Joan showed me that, with her male hero, you really had to look beyond his physical appearance to get to his true nature. Now with Alyssa, I got to see a work driven woman whose career means everything to her. She struggled to climb the work ladder to be the best in her field. Putting Teague in Alyssa's path gave me a new side to her character. I got to see her actually throw caution to the wind and let the chips fall were they lay.

Dr. Alyssa Foster never planned to be taken hostage by prison inmate Teague Crrek but since that is exactly what happened I got to go on one heck of an action packed ride towards redemption and true love. All Alyssa can think about is trying to escape and get back to practicing medicine but all Teague is doing is trying to prove his innocence by any means necessary. Ever since Teague was caught in a warehouse fire his life has been turned upside down. Now he is desperate to clear his name and reclaim his life. While on the run he realizes there is more than one person he wants to build a better life for but he doesn't quite know how to go about it. Alyssa realizes that her career is not the only thing there is in life. She learns that falling in love can be more satisfying than an all consuming job.

I really loved the interaction between Alyssa and Teague. I kept hoping he would realize what her and he had was worth fighting for. This book had everything I could hope for and more. There was TONS of action, as well as, a heart tugging love story. Joan has a hit on her hands with Fever, and if Blaze (Phoenix Rising Series Book #2) is anything like this one then she will have a FANTASTIC series that everyone must read. On a scale from 1-10 I give Fever a HUGE 10. I think everyone adult 18+ should run out and pick up this book. Let Teague and Alyssa's story consume you and leave you breathless.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Review Of Sound (Solid Series Book #3) By Shelley Workinger

Sound (Solid, #3)
Sound (Solid Series Book #3) By Shelley Workinger

Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1478377003
ISBN-13: 978-1478377009
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Amazon.Com 


Clio Kaid's had one crazy summer. After learning she was one of a hundred teens who were genetically modified before birth, she and the others departed for "camp" at a classified military site. Besides discovering her own special ability, uncovering a conspiracy, and capturing a killer, she's also forged new friendships, found love, and managed to lose them both. With no answers and the end of summer closing in, Clio's terrified of going home more lost than when she arrived. Will she finally find everything she's been looking for? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the Solid trilogy.

I must say Shelley wrote one heck of a series. I devoured each book and longed for more. Sound is a great ending to her series and she has made a fan out of me for life. Sound, like the rest of the series, was so hard to put down. Her characters are so relatable and full of layers.

Clio is living with the consequence of her actions from book two at the start of Sound. Her friendships have become fractured and she doesn't know how to fix it. Rae, Xavier, and Alexis are her only source of comfort. Bliss, Miranda, and Garrett have yet to forgive her while Jack doesn't even remember much of anything. But, like any great friendship, the gang slowly comes around and reunites. To celebrate the end of summer and the up coming school year the military tells the whole "camp" that they get to pick one of four outings. They can choose from a baseball game, a Broadway play, a concert, or the Planetarium. But when you are a kid with super-human abilities nothing ever goes according to plan. All four outings have a similar event happen which kicks them into action. Once back a "camp' Clio seems to be the only one truly concerned about what has happened which starts Clio on her "Harriet The Spy" mission. 

I can't really say much more without ruining the story for everybody. Even though Sound is the end to the Solid Trilogy, I can't help feeling that Shelley left the door open a crack to possibly a book 4 or a spin-off series (which in my opinion would be AWESOME). On a scale from 1-10 I give Sound a 10. It is a great ending to a series while leaving just enough room for possibly more. If you loved Solid and/or Settling then you really need to pick up a copy of Solid. If you haven't read either than you really need to get moving and buy all three books in the Solid Trilogy. Delve right into the world of C9X and the Military cover up that follows. Let Clio show you how to disappear into her world.

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