Happy Faux Monday, everybody! I know, I know. It’s actually Tuesday and I really should have done the roundup yesterday but I have a big secret for you: I miss Ellen. I mean, I really, really miss her. When she’s not around, I have no will power and will spend all evening eating bonbons and reading Pure by Jennifer L Armentrout instead of actually being productive and updating the blog (golden bodied Seth calls to my baser instincts and for that there’s no excuse except for the fact that I’m female.) When Ellen’s around, I will churn out 2+ reviews a week which is rather ambitious for a working gal such as myself but let’s face it, right now we’re lucky if I can get anything written. I’ve got the Ellen withdrawal and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
This week was fabulous though! There’s so much going on: contests, reviews, cover reveals, guest bloggers…it’s got it all.
Now what I’m most excited about is this: a FREAKING BIG CONTEST WITH AWESOME SWAG! We’re giving away a Kindle Fire (yes, you read that right) to one lucky aspiring writer who tells us all about his/her dream wedding in 1000 words are less. Get cracking, all you authors out there!
One of my most favorite YA authors, Tammara Webber, revealed her latest book premise and cover on our site. Easy will be a standalone novel following Jacqueline to college as she is forced to decide between her high school boyfriend, crazy stalker, college tutor, and sexy classmate Lucas. Swoon! Plus look at this hot cover. Yum, I like me a good wrist:
Secret Vampire by LJ Smith: Terminally ill Poppy is given the surprise of her life when best friend, James, reveals he’s actually a vampire and changes her into one too in order to save her life. 10/10 READ THIS NOW.
Almost by Anne Eliot: Jess is still living with the repercussions of an attempted rape 3 years ago and in order to placate her parents she hires Gray to play her boyfriend to get her overprotective parents off her back. 9/10
Meet Richelle, everybody! Doesn’t she seem so fun and down to earth? Look at those glasses! I’m a big fan. Approved, Richelle! Approved.
And last but not least, my Reading List:
1. Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak: I’m really loving this one! It’s so refreshing to have a male protagonist and no lovey dovey crap. I’m almost done with this and think the review should be up soon.
2. A Strange Fire by LH Cosway: This is one of the books that an author approached me about reviewing. I love being thought of as some serious reviewer so I must admit that I gave an adament, “yes!” when asked to read it. I might not have checked out the blurb about it yet but am really digging that cover. It reminds me a lot of John Green’s Looking for Alaska cover but hopefully there will be a lot less tears.
3. The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle: Hello naked cover! I love covers with half-naked men on them, granted this “man” appears a little more pubescent than man. Frankly I prefer a beefcake but beggars can’t be choosers, here. Irish myth and a lot of skin? Sign me up! Not the biggest fan of prose written in accent though…we’ll see how it goes.
4. Fix by Leslie Margolis: Who can say no to teens and plastic surgery? This is fascinating stuff and I can’t wait to read this one.
Now I am off to drool more over Seth and hate on Aiden in Pure by Jennifer L Armentrout. Seriously, what’s Alex’s problem?! If Seth were sniffing around me and wanted someone to abuse him thoroughly, I would sooooo be on board with that. Just sayin’.