Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune


Welcome to the book blitz for Coral & Bone, a Young Adult Paranormal. There is an excerpt and a giveaway too. Good luck and enjoy…




Book Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune

Coral & Bone 
By Tiffany Daune 
On July 1st 2014
Young Adult Paranormal 

Format: Paperback 

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Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.




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“See who you are,” the mermaid whispered.

Halen’s eyes clouded over and when the smoke cleared she found herself standing in an open field. She was dressed in a cotton dress which fell around her ankles. Soft grass tickled her toes. She took a step forward and a flower sprung from the ground beside her. She leaned down to pick the red poppy. As she took another step a flower sprang up from between the blades of grass. Halen smiled. She walked a little farther and with each step a new poppy sprouted and bloomed. She ran faster and the field blossomed under her feet, and when she waved her hand, the entire valley filled with red poppies. She inhaled their sweet scent and when she exhaled, the birds glided in the breeze of her breath through an endless blue sky.

Halen laughed when the wind caught her skirt and swept the fabric up over her head, but when she pushed it down, dark clouds rolled overhead. She took one step forward and the grass beneath her feet sizzled to a crisp. Taking another step, the poppies burst into flames. The fire licked the hem of her skirt and she gathered it up over her knees. Scanning the field, she spotted a boulder; if she could make it there, remove her feet from the ground, she could save the rest of the field.

She ran in long strides, and with each step, she scorched the ground with her fiery feet. Suddenly, she tripped. Her hands touched down and the ground combusted with a brilliant light. The fire raced through the field, spreading to the trees. The flames reached up, lassoing the birds from the sky, dragging them to the ground. Halen crawled to the rock and hoisted herself up. She stared out to the barren land. “No, no. What have I done?” She clawed the air and the clouds rumbled with thunder. The fire burned hotter and hotter under her flesh. The only way to extinguish the flames was to release them. Tilting her head back, she opened her mouth wide and screamed. What birds had not been burned turned now to black beasts swirling in the torrid sky.











About Tiffany Daune


Tiffany Daune doesn’t get why people want to grow up, or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand, and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, though she hasn’t caught them, yet.

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Cover Reveal for Taste (Take It Off, #9) by Cambria Hebert




I am happy to share the cover for the 9th book in the New Adult Contemporary Romance series Take It Off. The series can be read as a stand alone series. Cover design by Mae I Design.




Cover Reveal for Taste (Take It Off, #9) by Cambria HebertTaste 
Series: Take It Off, #9 
By Cambria Hebert
On July 25th 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance 

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One taste is never enough…

Spencer Waller’s main purpose in life is to protect and serve. After spending years in the military, he gets a coveted spot on the Secret Service detail protecting the president. Spence doesn’t have time for women or all the work having a relationship with one requires. But just because he isn’t looking for a lady doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate a beautiful one when he sees her. 

And he makes it a point to see one in particular every single day.

Elle Bond has literally chopped and fried her way to the top of the food chain. Earning a coveted position in the White House as the president’s personal chef, she figures her professional life can only get better. Her personal life, on the other hand, could use a little bit of an overhaul, and because of that, she tries to ignore the charm-dripping cookie thief every time he comes into her kitchen. After all, she knows better than anyone that just one taste of something good is never enough.

One night after work, Elle is assaulted, threatened, and given an ultimatum. She can’t go to the police, and she sure as hell can’t do what she was ordered.
But she has to. Or else.

Pale, shaken, and scared to death, Elle confides in Spence, and his protective instincts take over. Together, Elle and Spencer have to uncover a sinister plot and stop it before someone ends up dead.












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Torch (Take It Off #1)
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Tease (Take It Off #2)
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Tempt (Take It Off #3)
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Text(Take It Off #4)
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Tipsy (Take It Off #5)
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Tricks (Take It Off #6)
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Tattoo (Take It Off #7)
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Tryst (Take It Off #8)
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About Cambria Hebert


Cambria Hebert is a latte sipping author of the Heven & Hell series, the Death Escorts series, and the Take It Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book.

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Cover Reveal for After Us (Before & After series, #2) by Amber Hart




I am thrilled to be able to share the cover for the second book in the Before & After series, a Young Adult Contemporary Romance. I have read the first book and will have an upcoming review for it, it was soo good. I love the cover for the second book and can’t wait to read it!





Cover Reveal for After Us (Before & After series, #2)  by Amber Hart

After Us 
Series: Before & After series, #2 
By Amber Hart 
Published by
Kensington Books

On December 30, 2014
Young Adult Contemporary Romance 

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Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.

Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.

Javier has scars of his own. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin, Diego. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.

Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever.

Our time will come. And we’ll be ready.




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“What I want is for you to want me like I want you!”

I clamp a hand to my mouth. Regret slaps me in the face.

Javier pulls my hand away. His stare takes in all of me. My eyes. My lips. I’m
embarrassed by what I said. I’m embarrassed by my ridiculous heart, which thumps loudly, echoing his every touch.

“You want me, mami?”

Yes. In the deepest parts of my bones, yes.


“Answer me.” His voice is demanding.

“No,” I say, stubborn.

A grin crawls across his face.

“I owe you an apology,” he says. “I couldn’t talk to you earlier. Wanted to. But I couldn’t. You understand?”

“Not at all.”

Javier’s warmth reminds me of the water. Of wanting to jump in. I’d do anything to cool off.

“If I explain it to you, will you remember in the morning?”

“Probably not,” I answer honestly. “But then again, you’re hard to forget.”






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Before You (Before & After series, #1)

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What do you think of the cover? I like that it matches the first so well!




About Amber Hart


Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House.
(From Amber’s Bio)

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4 Stars
Review for Dark Paradise (Dark Paradise #1) by Angie Sandro

Review for Dark Paradise (Dark Paradise #1) by Angie Sandro


Review for Dark Paradise (Dark Paradise #1) by Angie Sandro

Dark Paradise 
Series: Dark Paradise #1 
By Angie Sandro 
Published by 
Grand Central Publishing/Forever Yours
On July 1st 2014
New Adult Paranormal Romance 

Format: eARC 

Source: Netgalley 
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Mala LaCroix has spent her whole life trying to escape her destiny. As the last in a long line of "witch women," she rejects the notion of spirits and hoodoo and instead does her best to blend in. But when she finds a dead body floating in the bayou behind her house, Mala taps into powers she never knew she had. She's haunted by visions of the dead girl, demanding justice and vengeance.


Landry Prince has always had a crush on Mala, but when Mala discovers his sister, murdered and marked in some sort of Satanic ritual, he wonders if all the rumors about the LaCroix family are true. Yet after Mala uses her connection to the spirit world to identify his sister's killer, he starts to form his own bond to her . . . a very physical one. As they move closer to each other and closer to the truth, Mala and Landry must risk everything—their families, their love, and even their lives.




My Thoughts 1



I like when I find a New Adult book that stands out from the rest. There seems to be the same theme most of the time. This is more a witchcraft and voodoo happening type read, yes there is romance mixed in, but the slow building, comes along slowly kind. It follows Mala, who comes across the body of a dead girl, after calling it in to 911, and to make matter worse than it all taking place on her property, the guy that Mala has been crushing on, is the deputy who responds to the call. Mala life beings to become more complicated that she ever imagined, she has powers that she never wanted to use but doesn’t have much of a choice but to use.
Mala was pretty kickass, a little naive at times for her age, but kickass none the less. She has had to deal with everyone in town thinking her and her family are all very strange, but she just goes on with life and doesn’t let it bother her. I liked the fact that she liked who she was and just didn’t care what others really though about her. Like Landry, now he was a mystery to me. He was so back and forth with Mala. One minute he was angry with her, the next he seemed to be trying to make a move on her, and was fascinated with the idea that maybe she was practicing witchcraft, then back again with being angry at her. Kinda made my head spin, but I could see the ups and downs with his emotions due to grief, so I moved on past it. Plus, their families have no love for each other, so there’s that.
The opening scene sucked mt right in, and the setting helped it in all the right way. The Louisiana bayou is the perfect place for a witchcraft/voodoo things to be going on. There were some creepy and terrifying moments, especially some of the encounter with Lainey’s spirit, and I was on edge trying to figure it all out right along with Mala. And with so many characters, all of who had their own secrets to keep it was hard to tell who was telling truth where the murder was concerned and whether or not to question their actions, like George for example. Couldn’t put my finger on what it was about him that didn’t sit right, but it was all suspenseful and I didn’t want to stop reading until it was all revealed. The ending was necessarily a cliffhanger, but I caught myself going back and reading a couple of paragraphs over again, because I caught something that made me question the motives of one person that I was sure what one the good one’s. So I am certainly excited to see what all that means and where is goes.
Dark Paradise is a great blend of creepiness, murder and romance. the second book, Dark Sacrifice will be out in August, and I can’t wait to read it. I think fans of the New Adult genre will like this one!




4 hrt




About Angie Sandro


Angie Sandro was born at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Within six weeks, she began the first of eleven relocations throughout the United States, Spain, and Guam before the age of eighteen.

Friends were left behind. The only constants in her life were her family and the books she shipped wherever she went. Traveling the world inspired her imagination and allowed her to create her own imaginary friends. Visits to her father’s family in Louisiana inspired this story.

Angie now lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an overweight Labrador.

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New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of June 30th


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This is a feature that is done on Saturdays here at Books Live Forever. Spotlighting some new Young Adult and New Adults, and the occasional Adult book that I find that are hitting shelves next week.






Dream Boy
by Madelyn Rosenberg, Mary Crockett 

My Review


On the Fence
by Kasie West

My Review

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Dark Paradise (Dark Paradise #1)
by Angie Sandro

The Vanishing Season
by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5)
by Maggie Stiefvater

Eternal Dawn (Vampire Queen #3)
by Rebecca Maizel

Unwept (The Nightbirds #1)
by Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman


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Rebel Nation (Viral Nation #2)
by Shaunta Grimes

by Alecia Whitaker

by Johnny Worthen

The Crystal Heart
by Sophie Masson (Australia)

Flirty Dancing (Ladybirds #1)
by Jenny McLachlan








Someone for Me (Someone to Love #3)
by Addison Moore

Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle #1)
by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Carnival (Carnival #1)
by K.B. Nelson

Make It Real
by Sabrina Elkins

Allegiance (Betrothed #2)
by Wanda Wiltshire


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Live For Me (Blurred Lines #2)
by Erin McCarthy

Seared With Scars (2nd Freak House, #2)
by C.J. Archer

A Beauty So Beastly (The Beastly Series #1)
by RaShelle Workman

Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2)
by Zoë Marriott

Kiss at Midnight by Cathy cole


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The Vast and Brutal Sea (The Vicious Deep #3)
by Zoraida Córdova

Dollbaby: A Novel
by Laura Lane McNeal

Skyfire (Chasing the Valley #3)
by Skye Melki-Wegner

The Shadow’s Curse (The Knots Sequence #2)
by Amy McCulloch (Paperback)

by Erin Eveland


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by Gina Robinson

by Violet Vaughn

The Dare
by Hannah Jayne

Find Me Where the Water Ends (So Close to You #3)
by Rachel Carter

Forgive Me (Lost Souls #1)
by Eliza Freed


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Searching for Sky
by Jillian Cantor (Paperback)

Reckoning (Silver Blackthorn #1)
by Kerry Wilkinson

Goodbye To You
by A.J. Matthews

Sisters of Wind and Flame (Threats of Sky and Sea 0.5)
by Jennifer Ellision

Someone for Me (Someone to Love #3)
by Addison Moore


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The V girl
by Mya Robarts

Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle #1)
by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Some Fine Day
by Kat Ross

Sunset Ranch (Flirt)
by A. Destiny

Mirror X (The Van Winkle Project #1)
by Karri Thompson


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Going Down in Flames
by Chris Cannon

The Devil Made Me Do It (Book 2)
by Shawna Romkey

Lay It on My Heart
by Angela Pneuman

Sharing You (Sharing You #1)
by Molly McAdams

The Vast and Brutal Sea (The Vicious Deep #3)
by Zoraida Córdova


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Tone Deaf
by Olivia Rivers

Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1)
by Jamie McGuire

The Stars Are Falling
by Michelle Birbeck

by Kate Jarvik Birch

Die for You
by Elle Casey








The Plagues of Kondar
by Lynne Kositsky

Come to Me Softly (Closer to You #2)
by A.L. Jackson (Kindle)

The Wager (The Bet #2)
by Rachel Van Dyken

The Possibility of Us
by Lisa Burstein

Harder (Caroline & West #2)
by Robin York








Mosaic (Dragonfly #4)
by Leigh Talbert Moore

Outcast: A Defiance Novella (Courier’s Daughter 0.5)
by C.J. Redwine

by Katherine Howe

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice: An Untold Story of Love in the French Revolution
by Kathleen Benner Duble




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3.5 Stars

Blog Tour Stop: Review for Dualed (Dualed #1) and Divided (Dualed #2) by Elsie Chapman


Welcome to my stop on the tour for the Dualed Duology, a Young Adult Sci-fi Dystopian. This stop has a review for Dualed and Divided. Enjoy…




Blog Tour Stop: Review for Dualed (Dualed #1) and Divided (Dualed #2) by Elsie Chapman

Series: Dualed #1 
By Elsie Chapman 
Published by 
Random House Books for Young Readers
On February 26th 2013
Young Adult Science Fiction/Romance 

Format: eBook 

Source: Publisher 
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In the city of Kersh, everyone must eliminate their genetic Alternate twin, raised by another family, before their twentieth birthday. West Grayer, 15, has trained as a fighter, and has one month to hunt and kill her Alt. A tragic misstep shakes her confidence. Guilty, grieving, she feels unworthy, runs from her Alt and from love - both can destroy her.




My Thoughts 1



This is the first in the Dualed series, and after so long of wanting to read this, I got the chance and I did enjoy it. In a world that is as war, it is closed in, no way in or out. Each person has an Alt, a twin if you will, they are raised in different homes with different parents. The twist is that, there is a time when they will meet and only one will remain alive. These kids are trained to battle each other and the survival skills to go with it. Basically this whole thing just turns a lot of people into murderers, the question is how did this all begin and why.
West is the main character and I will admit that I had a little bit of a hard time connecting with her. She isn’t weak or whiny, but she isn’t overly strong. I felt that she was closed off when it came to her emotions all together, but I guess with the training she has, this is pretty much what she is supposed to be like. I did like the fact that she was going to keep herself alive no matter what she had to do, she grew on me. Chord on the other hand was one that I liked a lot more from the start, he was cute and smart and I liked that no matter how much West tried to push him away, he didn’t give up on her. It was clear that he cared for her and he had his own issues to work through making him seem more realistic to me.
The plots was fast paced, with the whole assassin thing and the constant fights, so there was nothing boring about it at all. The idea behind having an Alt of which at some point you have to kill and the DNA behind it all was pretty creative and frightening too. I mean, can you imagine having a twin that you have to kill or be killed. I wouldn’t want that at all. The romance was subtle which was okay with me. And overall, I did enjoy this, and I am ready to start the Divided now. Fans of dystopians will like this one.




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By Elsie Chapman
Series: Dualed #2
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
On May 27th 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Sourse: Publisher
Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian
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The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .

West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life.

The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.

How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.




My Thoughts 1




Sometimes being able to read the books in a series so close together has it’s benefits. No waiting to see what happens and remembering how it all ended before starting the sequel. This is one those cases. Especially that picks up right where we left of in book 1. West has defeated her Alt, but now has learned that Board is wanting her to do something for them. But why? And trusting them, is it something she can really do? West and her friends find themselves in some dangerous situations, making for a enthralling read.
West has come pretty far, and been through a lot and wants to have a normal life. The odds of that are kinda slim though but she pushes through. West became a great heroine. Chord is just as wonderful and how much he really does care for West shines through in his actions. Some of the secondary characters played more of a role and it was good to see them again.
The world in Kersh is touched upon a lot more this time around with all it’s inner working. Even though we do get a lot of information, some of the questions I had before were answered and more were raised. We get to learn more about the society itself too. The best part for me was the character growth from West, and with it the relationship growth between West and Chord was better for me. She didn’t push him away like before, and their little romantic encounters were sweet and I liked them so much better this time. The plot moves quickly, lots of action and more fighting and violence was more prevalent. The suspense alone kept me turning the pages, would West uncover the truth, what is store for her future now? It didn’t let up till the last page, and I was happy with the way this ended.
Divided was a fantastic sequel and duology ender. With it’s twists and turn, and West and Chord growing into amazing characters, fans of the Dualed will be pleased.




                                    4 hrt



About Elsie Chapman


I grew up in Prince George, BC, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a BA in English Literature. I currently live in Tokyo, Japan with my husband and two kids, where I write to either movies on a loop or music turned up way too loud (and sometimes both at the same time).

I’m repped by The Chudney Agency. My debut novel, DUALED and its sequel, DIVIDED are both available now. Published by Random House Children’s Books.

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Waiting on Wednesday #93 Lumière (The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline Garlick

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.


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4 Stars
Review for Dream Boy by Madelyn Rosenberg & Mary Crockett


Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are possibilities. Or a date for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday afternoon he walks into her chemistry class. 

One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of deja vu. While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin Zirkle may just be her dream come true. But as Annabelle discovers the truth behind dreams—where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come true, so can nightmares.

Reading the blurb, it talks about dreams which are fascinating to me. So, I was curious to see where the authors would take this. It turned out to be a really good read for me, and a quick one too. Now onto the story itself. What would happen if the dreams you visit each night suddenly weren’t just dreams anymore, they were real. Each night Annabelle dreams of a guy, a gorgeous, picture perfect, who says all the right things, who takes her all the right places. Annabelle’s dreams became real, and now the perfect guy from her dreams is a walking, talking real person, now going to her school. Even though Annabella’s dream may have come true, with dreams comes nightmares and it just got even better from there.



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4 Stars
Blog Tour Stop: Review and Giveaway for Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman


Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.

Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment--to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.

But this is no time for child's play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal ... or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?

Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.


The Sunday Post #107The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming u

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blogs for the week ahead.



Another week has come and gone and it was a hot one too. At least I got some reading done, because I certainly wasn’t going outside for very long. lol… Not much happened this week, but I did get my daughters hair cut almost as short as she was wanting. It’s right below her ears in a little bob and she looks sooo cute but a little too grown up with it like that. Got some new goodies. So, that’s about it. :)



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Review for The Dark World (Dark World #1) by Cara Lynn Shultz



Paige Kelly is used to weird--in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn't fazed by Paige's propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she'll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that's overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.




New Additions for Your Shelves: New Releases for the week of June 23rd



This is a feature that is done on Saturdays here at Books Live Forever. Spotlighting some new Young Adult and New Adults, and the occasional Adult book that I find that are hitting shelves next week.



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Waiting on Wednesday #92 The Orphan Queen (Untitled? #1) by Jodi Meadows #WoW

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byBreaking The Spine that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.



I picked an upcoming release that is a Young Adult High Fantasy for this weeks WoW, it has magic and romance and it sounds like it is going to be Aaaamazing. 



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Review for Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch
Review for Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch

It was many and many a year ago,

In a kingdom by the sea...

Annaleigh Wells and William Calloway had a love even the angels envied. It was as if the universe spun them toward one another, like the stars crafted their souls to fit perfectly together.

With a wedding on the horizon, fate had a change of heart. Whispered warnings from phantoms and morbid nightmares darkened every...more



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This is based on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, and is one that remember reading in high school and I loved it. So, there was no doubt in my mind that I needed to read Madly, Deeply. 


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Astral Tide (Otherborn #2)
Astral Tide (Otherborn #2) - Anna  Silver

Astral Tide is the second book in the Otherborn series. I read the first book early last year, and thought it was a great dystopian, mixed with some science fiction. I was pretty excited to read another installment, and see where it all was going. London and her friends have escaped the New Eden, and are trying to find somewhere safe. Which is not going to be easy. It is believed that people who dream are ill, so they have people after them because they can not only dream, but make other things happen as well. So, trying to find anywhere they might remotely be safe os only for a short time until they are found and have to move yet again.

London has some issues this time around, she just as feisty but she has more vulnerable moments. She feels guilt, and loss, but somehow pushes through it. To me that made her more realistic, and I liked watching her grow in this one. Zen was fantastic. He was betrayed and it is clear that he is hurt by it, but he stays strong and tries to be that way for London, and Tora and Kim too. I kinda thought there was a some feelings between him and London, but I think I know where her heart lies, but I guess we’ll see how all that plays out as the series continues. I enjoyed the side characters, and we got to learn more about Tora and Kim. I hope we get learn even more. This is a wonderful cast of characters, and I wanted to root for them all. Then there was Avery, wow, what a witch, can’t wait to see if she gets what she deserves.

Silver did a amazing job bringing up some of the events that happened in the first book, so it didn’t take long to be able to slip right back in the world she created. It does take a little to get going, and I started to get worried that the plot was moving anywhere. It does pick up and it made me curious as to where exactly London and her friends were going to end up on their travels and how much worse it could possibly get for them, especially after the ending in Otherborn. So no middle book syndrome, which I was happy for. We get to learn so much about the Astral plane and more about the time there and how it all intertwined. I think the best part was learning about the abilities that had. There were some fairly interesting revelations for London where Rye her missing love interest, and it was a pretty good little twist. With enough action taking place it took me no time to finish this. I will warn that the ending is a cliffhanger, and it left me anxious for the next installment.

Astral Tide is a excellent sequel to Otherborn, the Astral world is so fascinating, and the character growth is made this even better than learning all that I did. Can’t wait to read the next one.

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