Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading?

This event is hosted by Book Journey and it's purpose is to give bloggers the opportunity to showcase what we have/will read and link up with fantastical fellow book bloggers. If you participate, don't forget to sign the Linky and visit some of the websites listed!

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

This week was a busy week for me - being in Tennessee with my lovely in-laws - and I'm still here! In between eating delicious southern food, shooting my first gun, and trying to stay away from the dinosaur bugs, I've surprisingly been able to get some reading done. So here is an update on plans for the coming week and a recap of what's been happening this past one.



Check out what you may have missed:


ARC Review: 4.5 Stars
BlurbHaunted by nightmares of a black dog,  sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancĂ©, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. 


Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can't control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae 
lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…

With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…




Review: 4 Stars
BlurbAt Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. 

With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans. 

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn't realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.


Review: 4 Stars
BlurbCassie Craig is not the chosen one. Not even close.
She's just an ordinary, 15-year-old California girl with a few problems. She talks too much. She has a crush on a guy in her school. She worries about her dad who is a Marine in Afghanistan.

Then, there's her new friend, Violet Starkey. The weirdest girl in school, Violet comes from a group of magical people who claim to be the first on earth.
When Cassie discovers that Violet has powers over nature, she will do anything to be her friend--all for the chance Violet might help bring her dad home. 

But Cassie isn't the only one who wants Violet's powers, and she soon finds out just how dangerous it is to be the true friend of one of the most powerful magical beings in the world.



ARC Review: 3 Stars
BlurbIt is the eve of the Longest Night. Eliza Baker and the rest of Lord Jayden's servants excitedly prepare for the lavish festival as their masters enjoy a head start on the debauchery that awaits. Eliza's madly in love with Kell, a sweet, deliciously sexy guard. Kell returns her feelings, but is striving to make himself a worthy man before he asks Eliza's father for permission to court her.

To keep the Demon of Winter at bay, an offering must be made during the festival. As the event begins, Lord Kempsly informs Kell that he's offering a special sacrifice this year, and Kell must escort the girl who will offer up her maidenhood for the enjoyment of the crowd. Another guest will select the maiden, and Kell realizes to his dismay the guest is Lord Rakin, a rich and handsome rogue who has his eye on Eliza. But little do any of the men suspect the burgeoning desire the ceremony is awakening in Eliza... 






Look what's coming up:

BlurbStephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent’s death.


As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Darren, leads him to buying a slave.


Thrust into a situation he never thought he’d be in, Stephan can’t walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how.



Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing. Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?



Blurb: Itching for adventure, Miami private investigator Shane Connelly heads for Swan Creek in North Carolina wine country. But she quickly discovers it's anything but the perfect spot to while away the summer months. 



Her country home turns out to be a burned out hovel that she suspects is haunted. Discouraged, she plans to head home when a handsome stranger arrives at her doorstep. 

Before she can beat a trail off the mountain, Shane and her handsome neighbor Jesse are inexplicably drawn together as they dodge bullets, unearth ghosts, and unravel a dark town secret. 

In the end, Shane realizes it's not the high altitudes that are making her head spin, but her brooding lover with the penetrating dark eyes.


Blurb:     Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .
Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .
Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.





Wahoo! Wednesday:
Interview and Giveaway with Sara Zaske

Come on over and check out my first author interview with the lovely Sara Zaske, author of The First. She is also giving away a FREE copy to one lucky follower of Between the Bind. All you have to do is come back and leave a comment on the interview answering a fun question to be entered.

Review posted HERE.





What are you reading this week?


37 comments:

  1. oh man, you're reading some amazing books.I won taste in a giveaway but have yet to read it so I look forward to your review

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    1. Here is the link for my review of Taste.

      I finished it this week! :) I think you'll really enjoy it.

      xo!

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  2. This blog is just adding more and more books to my "Need to Read" list! Right now, I'm reading George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. I'm on the first book, Game of Thrones.

    -Chelsea
    thequantumview.blogspot.com

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    1. Chelsea you are awesome! :) I can't wait to read Game of Thrones!! Thanks for stopping by lady. :)

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  3. I haven't really heard anything about any of these books but I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope to see you back. :)

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  4. Hey thanks for checking my blog! :D

    I have Taste on my to be read! It sounded like Vampire Knight but I bet its good!
    Followed you back!

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  5. I got Moonglow from netGalley only to realize it's the 2nd in a series...so I have it on hold for now until I can track down the first one. It looks good though...I may just wait and see what you think of it first! I have done that a couple times with NetGalley, i don't know it they don't put on there that's it not the first in a series or if I just don't pay attention!

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    1. I agree with you Shelly...super annoying. I'm reading it as a stand alone and commenting from that point. I am going to read some reviews of the first in the series though. Beautiful cover for sure.

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  6. Those are all new titles for me. Thank you for stopping by earlier!

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  7. Wow - those are some wild books - look like fun, some creepy fun. :) enjoy!

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    1. :) I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for coming over!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! Mondays are hard on my wallet ;-)

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    1. Me too...thank goodness payday isn't Monday...I'd be in trouble! ;)

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  9. Great list of books! Wow, those covers all look amazing. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! :)

      I had to put all of those covers up this week - they are too pretty to not share. :)

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  10. These all look so enticing...enjoy! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by mine! :) Looking forward to your reviews. :)

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  11. Great selection. Taste looks interesting. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Taste was quite unique - and very good. :) Thanks for coming over!

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  12. Wow! Look at all those beautiful covers! That's fantasy overload. LOL.

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    1. last week was fantasy week! I didn't even realize. :)

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  13. Hey, gotta love Taste cover! Happy reading :)

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    1. I love the cover too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Forgotten Dreams looks fun! The cover reminds me a bit of the Haunted Mansion at Disney. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to Forgotten Dreams - the author is awesomesauce! :)

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  15. Wow, some awesome covers on the books you read this past week! And I haven't heard of any of them before.

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks so much - they were all great! :)

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  16. Great list of books. Haven't heard of a few of them before.

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  17. I've been wanting to read Taste. Hopefully, the price will drop down soon!

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    1. Taste was great! I understand about price though. I try not to buy any eBook over $5. That's my "bargain shopper" attitude. haha!

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  18. I'm sorry I am so late visiting I have had a frantic week! I hope you enjoyed your planned reads!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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    1. Thanks Shelley! I completely understand about crazy weeks. :) Thanks for coming by!

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  19. What a great selection of books you finished this week! Happy reading!

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