Sunday, December 28, 2014

2015 MGR Reading Challenge

I created this Reading Challenge for my book club, so I'm definitely up for the challenge. And again, I'm going big! It's WARP SPEED for me. I will review all of these books, as well. Whew, I've got work to do but I'm excited!

Please join us; all the deets are below.

Mocha Girls Read

Hosted by Mocha Girls Read

Reading Challenge Details:
The challenge is simple. The idea is to have fun reading books with titles that will spell out “MOCHA GIRLS 15” by the end of the year.

You can do this challenge in many ways: 
1) Choose books with TITLES that spell out "Mocha Girls" (1 title per letter of the alphabet). The title must begin with the letter you are completing.
2) Choose books whose authors LAST names spell out "Mocha Girls" (1 name per letter of the alphabet). The author's last name must begin with the letter you are completing.
3) Combine BOTH of the above; however, you can only have one title or author's name per letter of the alphabet.
4) Choose two books with TITLES that start with ONE and FIVE to complete "Mocha Girls 15" . The title must begin with the number you are completing.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

2015 Audiobook Challenge

I'm a sucker for audiobooks, so I'm signing up for this challenge, and I'm going big ladies and gents!!! MARATHONER all the way. Please join me; all the deets are below.

The Book Nympho

Hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens 

Reading Challenge Details:
  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2015 than you did in 2014.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc. – I’ve created a Goodreads Group for the challenge, feel free to join.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button (on the sidebar) and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Audiobook Review: Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2) by Tammara Webber

Title: Breakable
Book Series: Contours of the Heart, Book #2
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
Format: Audiobook (Amazon | Audible)
Narrators: Zachary Webber
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Release Date: May 6, 2014
As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise - until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy.…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

Tammara Webber, the New York Time best-selling author of Easy, now delivers a daring and entirely new perspective on love, and why falling for it is beyond our control.

FIRST IMPRESSION:: Landon in a hospital bed ... after. It was as awful as can be expected. I was not immune to cries for his mother; almost brought tears to my eyes in just a few sentences.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: Fake An Injury Day by Alshia Moyez

Book Series: Spirit Week, Book #1
Author: Alshia Moyez
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Ghosts
Release Date:  November 14, 2014 

  Fake An Injury Day (Spirit Week #1) by Alshia Delores Moyez

Fake An Injury Day
7 Deadly Sins Day
Fairytale Day
Hipster Day
Metal Day
Nerd Day
Bum Day

7 Spirit Week Days
7 painful ways to die.

When a high-schooler goes missing during Spirit Week, her best friends investigate her whereabouts. the search for her leads them to haunted Christopher High School, where the search has finally stopped, but the terror is just getting started, and it's always Spirit Week there. Each terrifying moment brings a deadly Spirit Week theme that threatens to pick these friends off one by one. Fake An Injury Day has new meaning in this chilling high school tale.


Tell us about your book.
Fake An Injury Day is about a group of teens who get trapped during Spirit Week in this old, creepy, rundown high school, and they start getting killed one by one in different Spirit Week themes. It's basically a YA book version of the teen slasher films like Ouija or Final Destination or I Know What you Did Last Summer. But Fake An Injury Day also shows you how to make your Spirit Week costume. Each book in the series will do that. It's a lot of fun.

Top 5 Best Book Covers: December 2014

Top 5 Best Book Covers is monthly meme created by The Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The rules are simple: on the first Saturday of every month, post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!

Title:  Ticker
Author:  Lisa Mantchev (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre:  YA, Steampunk
Release Date:  December 1, 2014

A girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count.

When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass “Ticker” in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it’s discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he’s put on trial for mass murder.

On the last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthings’ factory is bombed, Penny’s parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone trying to destroy the Farthings...or is the motive more sinister?

Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.