missfortuneMiss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook, 288 pages
Source: copy received from Crossroad Tours

The Blurb

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.

It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.

What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.

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My Thoughts

I really enjoyed reading this book…it’s true “young adult” without all the gimmicks that the genre brings. 3 girls are about to graduate from high school, they’re worried about their grades, which universities they will be accepted to and, of course, boys.

I loved Erin’s character – she was a little bit sweet, a little bit sassy and VERY funny. She’s the kind of girl that I’d actually want to be friends with if she wasn’t a character in a book. Mei and Linny were a good addition to the story, most of the drama revolved around them more than Erin, actually, but it was pretty true-to-life in that way. I also loved Lincoln, he was so spunky I just wanted to hug him!

I thought the parts with the advice column (Dear Miss Fortune Cookie) were great – Erin’s responses to some of the letters (even ones she didn’t post, but wrote out anyway) were too funny. I also liked the “fortunes” posted at the top of each chapter – they weren’t what you’d hope to find in a fortune cookie! The Chinese theme is explained early in the book, and made me love the book just a little more, since it’s something different than most YA books.

Overall, I thought the book was well-written, so if you’re in the mood for a true YA book with quite a bit of humor in it, you need to check this one out.

My Rating: 4 stars



I’ve got to say that I’m pretty excited about this book’s release! It’s not set for release until February 2013, but Cameron Jace has something unique to offer while we wait! I’ve previously posted my reviews of The Grimm Diaries Prequels #1-3, and will soon be posting reviews of #4-6. BUT you can get all 6 prequels on Amazon for only $0.99 until December 13! They’re $0.99 each regularly, so it’s a perfect time to grab them and get yourself in the mood to read this book once it’s released! They are nice and short, just enough to make you want a little bit more…

The Grimm Diaries Prequels:

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm 

Author Warning: these Grimm Prequels are snap shots of a magical land you’re about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.

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Anyhow, on to the book…the release date is not finalized yet, but if you like Cameron Jace on Facebook, he will keep you updated AND you’ll be able to get Snow White Sorrow for just $0.99 on it’s release date!

13557166Snow White Sorrow by Cameron Jace
The Grimm Diaries #1

Release Date: February 2013
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Retellings, Paranormal, Fantasy

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White… living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; two words that will change his life forever.

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Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters. I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV – it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.


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Dear Wilhelm Carl Grimm,

She is not that giddy, naïve, and helpless princess she pretends to be. Please don’t let her fool you with her innocence if you see her sing to the birds in the forest. Resist her charm from bringing joyful tears to your eyes, and shield yourself from her devious beauty before she deceives you into wanting to kiss her awake. It’ll be a kiss of death. Your death. That’s how she fooled the Huntsman, Prince Charming, and me, her birth mother.

I still remember the original script of the fairy tale, the one you wrote in 1812. It clearly stated that she was my own flesh and blood daughter. I don’t have the slightest idea why you altered it fifty years later.
What was the point of turning me into an evil, narcissistic, and heartless stepmother, blinded by jealousy and envy of the young princess?

For years, I have been looking forward to telling you the truth about her, but you were impossible to reach.

I am glad I found your brother, Jacob. He told me that you wanted to tone the stories down so children could sleep better at night, instead of having nightmares about the Queen who sought to eat her daughter’s heart and liver.

Shame on you, Wilhelm.

You, of all authors, knew why I wanted to kill her. My actions were justified. I was trying to save my kingdom from her wrath, before everything we loved was destined to an end. The same way you had to rewrite the true fairytales after cursing us, so the War of Sorrows would end forever after.

Night after night, and year after year, parents fed their children false bedtime stories, until your lies grew into inescapable memories. Your happily ever after lies, Wilhelm, shaped the so called fairy tale world.

I wondered why you didn’t burn the original scripts, instead of rewriting them. You must have figured out that sooner or later someone would dig up the truth and expose you. Altering it was the smarter solution. You let children believe that the bites were resurrecting kisses, and that torturing glass coffins were made for sleeping beauties, waiting for a prince to come and kiss them awake.

A wise man once said that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was someone else. You did the same with us, Wilhelm. You turned us into pastiches of the immortals that we really are, and made it harder for us if wanted to persuade the world otherwise.

I know that you did it to save us from her. And I appreciate how you concealed our real names, or we would have ended up like Rumpelstiltskin, tortured by those who knew of his real name.

But sometimes, I can’t help but wonder why no one ever questioned why I was called the Evil Queen, and why I was never given a real name in the books.

Was I so superficial to the world, so stereotypical and mundane? Why was I treated as if I were the monster of the week?

You know what I think? I think that the world never got the time to hate me. It just wanted to hate me long before it met me.

If I tell those who detest me about the true nature of their little princess, would they ever care about me half as much as they care about her?

I know that deep inside, they adore me. They like the way I talk, walk, dress, and even the way I kill.

They are just afraid to admit how much they love me. I am the Snow White Queen, strong enough that I don’t need anyone’s pity or love, because I am loved by the greatest and most majestic heart in the world:


I love cover reveals – for me, a book is just a description until I see that cover. Admittedly, I am a “judge a book by it’s cover” type of person, but that habit serves me pretty well. Usually, lol! So, without further ado, I bring you the new cover of Back to You by Priscilla Glenn:

backtoyouBack to You by Priscilla Glenn

Release Date: October 20, 2012
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Adult, Romance

When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.

Or that it would end so painfully.

Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.

As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?

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Priscilla Glenn

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three beautiful children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years. Glenn has written three books, although Back to You is her first published novel. Her guilty pleasures include great books, good wine, anything chocolate, and Robert Pattinson 🙂


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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a fun weekly meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week’s theme is…

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

This one was tough – I read so many new and wonderful authors in 2012 (along with several old favorites). I had to go back and look at their ratings and see how many of their other books made it to my TBR before compiling this list, lol! So, here they are, and in no particular order:

  1. Colleen Hoover
    » I received Slammed as a galley for review, and fell in love with the characters and the writing. I’ve got Point of Retreat already waiting to be read, I’m anxious for Hopeless (her new stand-alone novel), and her 3rd book in the Slammed series is coming out sometime in 2013.
  2. Ruta Sepetys
    » I grabbed her debut book Between Shades of Gray on a whim – I was stuck in an airport for 16 hours due to bad weather and needed something to read to pass the hours. I devoured it, and am looking forward to her next book, Out of the Easy.
  3. Paolo Bacigalupi
    » Originally I was introduced to this author through a book group on Goodreads, Ship Breaker was one of the book selections one month, so I thought I’d give it a go…I was thoroughly impressed and read The Windup Girl a few months later. I’m hoping to read The Drowned Cities, the sequel to Ship Breaker, soon!
  4. Jamie McGuire
    » Beautiful Disaster was another book I received for review (and then won on Goodreads First Reads at the same time). At first I was scared to give it a try because of the comparisons to the Fifty Shades trilogy, but I’m SO glad that I did (it’s so much better than that, it shouldn’t be mentioned in the same sentence)! The second book in the series, Walking Disaster, comes out in a few months!
  5. William Landay
    » I didn’t read too many suspense/mystery/legal thrillers this year, but Defending Jacob was definitely a favorite. According to the ratings on Goodreads, it’s his best work to-date, I’m hoping that he comes up with something in 2013 to knock my socks off again!
  6. Patrick Ness
    » Everyone seems to be talking about his Chaos Walking series, and I discovered the first book in the series by accident at my library. The Knife of Never Letting Go messed with my head so much, I’m desperate to finish reading the series!
  7. Michelle Hodkin
    » It feels like so long ago that I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but it was actually pretty recently. It was one of those books that made me NEED to read the next book RIGHT NOW, but I had to wait of course, until it was released. The Evolution of Mara Dyer is sitting on my nightstand right now, waiting to be read!
  8. Erin Morgenstern
    » I think Morgenstern’s The Night Circus is one of my favorite books of all time – with all of the imagery in it, I felt like I was physically there at this mysterious circus. I’ve recommended it to many friends, who all thank me after reading it. I can’t wait to read whatever she comes up with next.
  9. Jay Asher
    » I read Thirteen Reasons Why and it broke my heart – it deals with a very important issue for teens (as well as adults) and I think it is a book every person needs to read. I’ve already picked up The Future of Us, co-written with Carolyn Mackler.
  10. Alan Brennert
    » Moloka’i was another bookclub read, but not the first time I’d heard of the author – I had a couple other books on my TBR shelf (like Honolulu). I will definitely be reading them since reading that one, it was amazing!

Here are the books that I read by the authors above that has put them on my list of authors to watch:

These are only a few of the authors I’d never read or heard of before this year…that list could have easily been double the size. But many of the authors above I know I’ll be reading again in 2013 and probably for years to come! Who are your favorite new-to-you authors from this year?

lucidLucid by Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass

Release Date: October 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 343 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Source: purchased from Chapters
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance

The Blurb
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn’t be more different–except for one thing. They share a secret that they can’t tell a soul. At night, they dream that they’re each other.

The deeper they’re pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers’ hearts.

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My Thoughts

Maggie and Sloane are two girls living completely different lives who, when they fall asleep, dream of the other person’s day. This concept is never fully explained, but talked about often from each girls perspective. Both girls are going through similar things at the same time – Maggie has lost her father, while Sloane lost her best friend. Suddenly both girls meet THE BOY and both are drawn into love triangles that neither of them see but is apparent to everyone else around them. I loved both of the girls for their completely separate identities and found the supporting characters to be really likeable, if not loveable (I loved Maggie’s little sister, Jude) and well developed.

It was thoroughly engrossing right up until the end, when it got even better. The end was fast-paced and confusing (for both the girls and the reader) but in a good way, I felt the confusion built up the anticipation. And then it was over. Just like that. Which girl won in the end, who was real and who was imaginary? Even though many questions are left unanswered, the book was chilling and real at the same time – it made me wonder if there are people out there right now just like this. It was written honestly, as if these were real girls with real stories. There were holes but the whole read was completely entertaining for me. This is one of those books that I will be thinking about for a long, long time. But then again, I’m the type of person that LOVES it when a book blows my mind at the very end and I’m sitting there wondering what the heck just happened.

My Rating: 5 stars

loveanthonyLove Anthony by Lisa Genova

Release Date: September 25, 2012
Format: Audiobook, 9h 11m
Narrated By: Debra Messing
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Source: purchased from Audible.com

The Blurb

From the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life.

Two women, each cast adrift by unforseen events in their lives, meet by accident on a Nantucket beach and are drawn into a friendship.

Olivia is a young mother whose eight-year-old severely autistic son has recently died. Her marriage badly frayed by years of stress, she comes to the island in a trial separation to try and make sense of the tragedy of her Anthony’s short life.

Beth, a stay-at-home mother of three, is also recently separated after discovering her husband’s long-term infidelity. In an attempt to recapture a sense of her pre-married life, she rekindles her passion for writing, determined to find her own voice again. But surprisingly, as she does so, Beth also find herself channeling the voice of an unknown boy, exuberant in his perceptions of the world around him if autistic in his expression—a voice she can share with Olivia—(is it Anthony?)—that brings comfort and meaning to them both.

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My Thoughts

This was a beautiful story. I instantly loved both Beth and Olivia’s characters and felt fully connected with both of them for different reasons. I could feel both of these women as if they were sitting in the seat next to me. Their stories are told separately through most of the book, in alternating chapters, but they do run into eachother at times. Beth’s perfect family is falling apart when she learns that her husband is having an affair. Olivia’s run to Nantucket to get away from her husband and mourn the loss of her son.  Olivia’s backstory is heartbreaking – as I learned about Anthony and how it affected both her and her marriage, I wanted to reach out and hug her. I loved the way that the author worked Beth’s novel into the book – once she started writing, chapters (or parts of chapters) were from Beth’s book, and it was the most beautiful part of the whole novel. Beth writes from an autistic boy’s point-of-view, explaining what is going on inside his head. I actually believe that this is probably the closest anyone has ever gotten to explaining what it’s like to be living with autism. I’ve only had small dealings with autism, but from what I’ve watched in movies, read in books, and observed in real life, I think that this book has hit the mark about what it’s like being a parent of an autistic child and what just may be going on inside that child’s head. Lisa Genova did an excellent job writing an intricate story about such a delicate matter – this book has become one of my favorite books.

As this was an audiobook, I wanted to mention that Debra Messing did a great job in narrating. At first I had a hard time with her voice because she spoke softly and at points when either Beth or Olivia would mutter, so would Messing, and I wouldn’t be able to hear. Either I got used to it, or she started speaking louder and clearer as the book went on. She put just the right amount of emotion into the characters, just the right inflections so you knew who was speaking without the “Beth said”, “Jimmy said” that other books maintain throughout.

I wanted this book to keep going. I wanted to hear more from Anthony’s point of view. I literally wanted to be friends with these two women. After reading this book and her debut novel, Still Alice, I’ve officially put Lisa Genova on my list of favorite authors.

My Rating: 5 stars

learningtoswimLearning to Swim by Sara J. Henry

Publisher: Crown Publishers (a division of Random House Books)
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover, 289 pages
Source: borrowed from the library

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

The Blurb

“If I’d blinked, I would have missed it. But I didn’t, and I saw something fall from the rear deck of the opposite ferry: a small, wide-eyed human face, in one tiny frozen moment, as it plummeted toward the water.”

When she witnesses a small child tumbling from a ferry into Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. Harrowing moments later, she bobs to the surface, pulling a terrified little boy with her. As the ferry disappears into the distance, she begins a bone-chilling swim nearly a mile to shore with a tiny passenger on her back.

Surprisingly, he speaks only French. He’ll acknowledge that his name is Paul; otherwise, he’s resolutely mute.

Troy assumes that Paul’s frantic parents will be in touch with the police or the press. But what follows is a shocking and deafening silence. And Troy, a freelance writer, finds herself as fiercely determined to protect Paul as she is to find out what happened to him. What she uncovers will take her into a world of wealth and privilege and heedless self-indulgence—a world in which the murder of a child is not unthinkable. She’ll need skill and courage to survive and protect her charge and herself.

Sara J. Henry’s powerful and compelling Learning to Swim will move and disturb readers right up to its shattering conclusion.

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My Thoughts

For me, this book was just OK. I went into it hoping for a lot more than it actually delivered. I was expecting a book full of suspense, a thriller – I mean, a little boy is thrown off a ferry, the synopsis hints at a great story, but it completely missed the mark. There wasn’t suspense, and what the synopsis hints at never comes about. I kept anxiously waiting for the big reveal only to be left disappointed. That’s not to say that it wasn’t a good book – it was well-written and the plot was OK, it just misrepresented itself which was a let-down. It was slow in the middle of the book, nothing eventful really happened, but there was a lot of character development done there.

The character of Troy was likeable but I found she made really weird decisions that makes the book as a whole hard to believe. She finds a boy and decides that she loves him so she doesn’t turn him in to the police – then tries to solve the case on her own. She uses Google to find the boy’s father (who has managed to keep a kidnapping out of the media for several months, by the way) and decides to drive up to Ottawa to see if he could kill his own son.  Then moves in with the guy – but not in a romantic sense. She just drops everything and moves in to help with Paul. Because that would be the normal thing to do. I felt the ending was a bit far-fetched but it wrapped up the book nicely, and I suppose in this crazy world it could be plausible.

A small problem I had with the book was all the little asides about Canada and how Canadians live. I felt that it stopped the flow and detracted from the story. The cultural differences between Canada and the USA aren’t that big, so to me it felt unnecessary to stop the story progression in several places to explain to the reader these slight differences. I didn’t have a problem when it was worked into a scene (like Troy’s brother trying poutine for the first time, so Troy had to explain it to him before he tried it), it was the little side comments during narration that annoyed me.

It sounds like I hated this book, lol – I didn’t hate it. I thought it was OK. Enjoyable, even. It was just misrepresented. If you go into it knowing that it’s not going to be a mystery or thriller, and more like contemporary fiction, I think it would be a better read.

My Rating: 3 stars


Sara J. Henry stopped by the blog to give me an updated synopsis, one that I think is a lot truer to the book, so here it is:

When she sees what looks like a child tumbling from a ferry into frigid Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. When she gets the child to shore she discovers that his name is Paul, he speaks only French—and no one seems to be looking for him. Her determination to protect Paul pulls Troy from her quiet life in a small Adirondack town into an unfamiliar world of wealth and privilege in Canada and then in Vermont. Her attachment to him—and the danger she faces when she tries to unravel the mystery of his abandonment—force her to evaluate everything she thought true about herself. Sara J. Henry’s riveting, award-winning debut will keep readers engrossed right up to its shattering conclusion.


Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a show unlike any you’ve seen before.

Within the walls of THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, you’ll be amazed by acts of tragic romance, seductive magic, and maybe even a little murder.

After all, loves, nothing is what it seems under this big top. Not even your innocent little heroine, Vivienne.

Released every two weeks through the Kindle Serials program, we’ll be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, right up to the breathtaking conclusion that will have you begging for more. But don’t worry, loves—you’ll delight in the anticipation.

I personally guarantee it.

Follow our spectacle across four blogs representing the two Faerie Courts. There will be exclusive interviews and artwork, backstage reviews and more from the author, A.R. Kahler—and trust me when I say, he knows the circus well. Pick a side, promote the show, and compete for your chance to win a spectacular prize of circus goods.

And my eternal love, of course.

Trust me when I say, when the final curtain falls, no one and no thing will ever be the same.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The show’s just beginning.

Are you ready to run away forever?


Ringleader, Fashionista, and Queen of the Winter Court

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THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS COVERThe Immortal Circus by A.R. Kahler

Publisher: 47North
Publication date: December 4, 2012
Format: Kindle eBook

Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can’t quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.

Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.

The show’s just beginning.

Step right up…

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Author PhotoMost little boys dream of running away to join the circus.

Alex didn’t just dream it: he did it. But then, he rarely lets a good dream pass him by.

In the past six years he’s toured and trained across America and Europe. He’s performed in Amsterdam, taught trapeze in Madrid, studied in Glasgow and even had a stint as assistant to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare in New England. He’s constantly on the lookout for new places to explore and new worlds to invent. He’s a Sagittarius fueled by full moons and espresso. The way to his heart is a latte and fan art. Just for the record.

THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS is his first New Adult novel, and is being released exclusively through the Amazon Kindle e-Serials program by 47North. It will be available in print and audio when the episodes are complete.

MARTYR the first book in his post-apocalyptic fantasy, will be published by Spencer Hill Press in October 2014.

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a fun weekly meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week’s theme is…

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

So…I hope my friends are reading this…it’ll make it VERY easy to buy me gifts this year. Hint, hint, lol! 😉 Here are a few books that I wouldn’t complain if I received for Christmas (or rather, I’d probably be jumping up and down, completely ecstatic)…and these are in no particular order:

  1. The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
    » I’ve been itching to read this one since I’ve seen it on multiple blogs…I want to read this steampunk novel SOO bad!!
  2. Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien
    » The final book in the Birthmark trilogy, I can’t wait to find out what happens to Gaia next!
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    » How can you go wrong with puzzles and riddles inside a virtual reality utopia?
  4. Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
    » It’s Ellen Hopkins, what can I say? Her work is impeccable and the problems these teens face are real, always intricately woven.
  5. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    » A mystery and conspiracy set inside a bookstore…yep, I’m all in!
  6. Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
    » It’s the cover that’s got me the most interested in this, but I do like historical fiction, and this one sounds terrific!
  7. Unsaid by Neil Abramson
    » I love animals, and just LOOK at that cute face on the cover! The premise of this one sounds really interesting.
  8. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
    » As a mother, I totally shouldn’t read books like this one, but for some reason I am drawn to them!
  9. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
    » Jodi Picoult teams up with her daughter to write this one, it’s YA fantasy and not Picoult’s usual style, but I’m interested to check it out!
  10. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
    » Santa is magic, isn’t he? So, he should be able to bring this book for me a week before it’s release…

My list is kind-of a mish-mash of genres and writing styles, but that’s just the way I like it! How about you – what books do you hope to receive for Christmas, or will you pick up with Christmas cash?

I’m a huge fan of covers – if it’s a beautiful, interesting or unique cover, I’m quite likely to pick up the book – and it’s also very likely that I will read it. Anyway, this is a big reason why I love cover reveals, and now I’m hosting them here on my blog! Now, I don’t get to see these covers before I agree to do the reveals, but I can say I’m pretty excited about this one (both the cover and the synopsis)!

deeperwefallDeeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Release Date: January 12, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to try and forget the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen. He loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. She must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

Add it to your shelves: Goodreads

» About the Author «


Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.


*Cover designed by Okay Creations
**Cover reveal coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours

So, what do you think? Will this be making it’s way to your TBR list for 2013? It’s made it’s way to mine already…