May 2012

Showcase Sunday #2

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Hello and welcome to my second Showcase Sunday, which is hosted by Vicky of at Books, Biscuits and Tea. In my Showcase Sunday post I will ‘Showcase’ the books I received throughout the week(s). Feel free to leave me your links to your posts and I will check them out.
This week I will be ‘Showcasing’ 2 weeks worth 🙂
For Review
I got some fabulous little kids books for review over the past few weeks from the lovely Rosi over at HC. Thank-you =)
The Frank Show by David Mackintosh
The Hueys and The New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Well that’s it folks, thanks for dropping by -Carly 🙂

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Awaited (Wasteland #2) by Lynn Rush - Blog Tour - Promo Stop & Giveaway

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Awaited
Wasteland, #2

Release Date May 2012

Goodreads 

Book Blurb for Awaited:

Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.

He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.… Read more >>>

Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews - Blog Tour - Guest Post

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Summary


What if you had always dreamed of something more…?

Nell McNamara has a happy life: her boyfriend Olly adores her, their four-year-old daughter Petal is the centre of their world and Nell has a steady job in the local chip shop. When the chippy needs a makeover, Nell jumps at the chance to unleash the creativity fizzing inside her.

Inspired by what she can achieve – and encouraged by the best friends a girl can have – Nell is determined to try something new. Waving goodbye to the chip shop, she starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves!Read more >>>
Staring Into the Eyes of Chance  by Kay Dee Royal - Blog Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway

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Staring Into the Eyes of Chance
by Kay Dee Royal 

Muse It Hot Publishing
Releasing March 2012 

Book one in the LIIA Series (Lycan International Investigation Agency)

Featuring Werewolves, Paranormal Abilities, Explicit Love Scenes

Tagline: 

Olivia swears off men until she meets Chance, a Lycan alpha. He ignites an undeniable hunger they can only sate together.

BLURB:

Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.

Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations.… Read more >>>

Waiting on wednesday (19)

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 
 
 
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future.

Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help.

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Abandon by Meg Cabot

Summary

Last year, Pierce died – just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next.

There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . .

My Review

I was so excited to be finally starting Abandon, it has a storyline that I found very exciting from the off.Read more >>>

Goddess Girls - Athena the Brain by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

 Summary

Athena has always been above average. She’s never quite fit in at Triton Junior High, but who would’ve guessed that Athena is actually a goddess? Principal Zeus’s daughter, to be exact. When she’s summoned to Mount Olympus Academy, Athena thinks she might actually fit in for the first time in her life. But in some ways, school on Mount Olympus is not that different from down on Earth, and Athena is going to have to deal with the baddest mean girl in history — Medusa! Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic myths with the Goddess Girls series.… Read more >>>

Bloodstorm by Amber Kallyn - Blog Tour - Promo Stop

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Bloodstorm
Heart of a Vampire Book 1
Release Date: April 13, 2012
Novella
Paranormal romance
Long Blurb:
When duty forces a shaman to stop a vampire from her revenge, love doesn’t just burn… it bites.
For two hundred years, Niki DeVeraux has been tracking the monster who murdered her family and made her a vampire. She finally catches up to him in a small Arizona town, only to face more than she bargained for. Amid an imperious vampire King, a shaky truce between the local clan and shifter pack, and a too-sexy sheriff who makes her remember she’s still a woman, Niki’s single-minded purpose is threatened for the first time since her turning.… Read more >>>
The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore

Summary 
Mia’s life is thrown through a loop when she discovers her family secret — that she and her brother Dino are witches. After they are sent away to study their craft, they begin down a path that will change their lives forever.

Suddenly thrust into a world where handsome warriors command the power of nature and people’s thoughts and actions can be manipulated at will, Mia and Dino struggle to navigate their own allegiances and do what they know to be right when everything around them seems beyond their control.

Paperback, 255 pages
Published 2011 by Book Guild Publishing 
My Review
The Witches of the Glass Castle is a really fresh, exciting witchy story that I hope will kick start a brand new series.… Read more >>>
She Speaks to Angels by Ami Blackwelder - Blog Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway

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She Speaks to Angels
She Speaks to Angels 
Series: (The AngelFire Chronicles #1) 
Published: 2012 
Genre(s): YA, Paranormal Romance 
Synopsis: What if everything you believed was a lie? 
A Suicide 
Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school? 
Dangerous Liaisons 
When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn’t be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about.
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