Thursday, December 5, 2013

~Into You Cover Reveal~

Author: Danielle Sibarium
Publishing Date: December 27, 2013

“You start out with the best of intentions, but inevitably you hurt each other. I love you, but that didn't stop me from hurting you last night, or this morning. Love sucks. It's just the way it is.”
Falling in love is easy. But what happens when that love has been tossed aside and trampled on by the person who swore to cherish it? Can you ever trust again, or will the bitter taste of betrayal keep you from allowing anyone else in?
Carter and Elizabeth each have their own issues with love and trust. Both have had their hearts broken and carry the scars of the past into their relationship with each other. Is love ever enough? Can it overcome?
Carter faces his past with Elizabeth by his side, but it continues to haunt him at every turn. Can he let go and believe in her enough to leave his past behind him or will he push too hard and send her running into another man’s arms?


Author Bio
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece of thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept. 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week. In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love.  Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Waves Of Love

Waves Of Love (Heart Waves #3)

Author: Danielle Sibarium
Published By: KFR Communications, LLC
Date: October 27, 2013
Genre: Romance-Young Adult
Pages: 364 (kindle)

Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, when he did Tyler stepped in to pick up the pieces.

As she’s ready to take the next step with Tyler, Jenna finds herself face to face with Reece. Lies and secrets are discovered from the two boys she trusted the most. And now it’s more than just her heart on the line, it’s her life as well.

Torn between two amazing guys Jenna’s certain of only one thing, this is the most important decision of her life. One almost destroyed her. The other brought her back to life. The time has come to choose. Can Jenna move forward with Tyler or will she be stuck in the past with Reece?



I am completely sad to be here writing this review for this book...I love Heart Waves and I am always so sad to see a book trilogy end but especially this one. Danielle contacted me 1 year ago to read her Heart Waves novel and do a review for my blog. I had no idea where that adventure would take me. I fell in love with Jenna, Reece, and Tyler in the process and with Danielle. She has been a amazing person in this whole thing and a great friend. I want to say this before I start my review...Danielle your books have touched my life and I am honored to be a part of all this, You have also inspired me to write and hopefully I will one day inspire someone else to write....to be able to touch someone with the words you put onto a page is amazing so I would like to say Thank You.

Now to go on...This book was hard for me to read, I knew a decision was coming. Jenna was still in love with Reece (supposedly dead) but Tyler made her complete again and they made each other better as a whole...would she stay with Tyler or would the pull she feels for Reece break them apart??

Its hard to explain much about this book without giving it away since its the last book, all I can really say is you must go out and buy all 3 of these books...they are worth it. I wont usually tell someone to buy a book unless I know its a great book and I believe these books are well worth it. I give this book a amazing 5 out of 5 stars!!! So sad to see Jenna's story end but I know Danielle will have plenty more stories to come :)


About the Author: Danielle Sibarium

Twitter User Name: sibarium
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Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
 
Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
 
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.
 
In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
 In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She Has since released Heart Waves, Breaking Waves and now her last in the trilogy Waves of Love. Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

To My Hero: A Blog Of Our Journey Together

To My Hero: A Blog Of Our Journey Together

Author: Danielle Sibarium
Published By: KFR Communications     
Date: April 2013
Genre: New Adult
Pages: 205

It would’ve been different if I had courage, even an ounce of it. But I was a coward from the day I met you, Ryan Crowley. I still am. In the end it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is the same. It’s my fault.

When the unthinkable happens Carly Cavanough is left beaten, betrayed, and devastated. Her best friend doesn’t understand. Her parents won’t listen. Everyone in her life turns against her. She’s alone. Completely alone, except for Ryan Crowley, the boy she’s been crushing on for years. She won’t admit to him what she can’t admit to herself. But he understands without words. He knows more about what she’s going through than she can possibly imagine and he knows what it will take to start the healing.

With Ryan’s help Carly begins to piece together the fragments of her once perfect life and embarks on a journey of love and healing, just long enough for the rug to be pulled out from under her again. Can she find the strength and will to pull herself together to save Ryan and herself when their lives are on the line?



When I first started on page one I was completely blown away. Danielle Has Done It Again!!! When I read books by the same author often the stories tend to all fade into one story, but for me Danielle really knows how to change it up. This is the first book I've ever read this way. I get the feeling that the main character "Carly" is reading us her story like its right out of her journal.

Danielle has mastered what all writers strive for...(in my opinion) being able to relate to the main character. There's nothing like reading a book and feeling like a part of that character is indeed yourself. Being able to relate to the MC (Main Character) is something that is a hit or miss for many books and when an author can do that they have the book in the bag. The feelings I got from Carly were so genuine and real to me. I've read so many other reviews for this book and they all seem to speak the same way...we've all felt something from the words written across the page. Danielle's words are magic on my screen. If someone was to ask me why I read I would put this book right in front of their face and ask them if they could turn away after chapter 1.

It hits home to a lot of things young adults deal with everyday. Insecurities, denial, anger, depression, hopelessness and so much more. As a young adult with a not so perfect home structure growing up I can identify with Carly and became attached to her story. When she cried I cried. It was a emotional rollercoaster for me as a reader, and something I will strive to reach for as a writer.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I believe it deserves so much more. I have been trying to write this blog post for ever it seems like and no matter what I change or add it never seems to do this book justice.

My advice is to grab this book and just try to read it. I understand some people may not like it but it is never a mistake to try something new. I know its a totally different style of writing but it is so worth it. You will not regret it :) As I like to do I have added a video I feel fits the book.


 
 
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Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
 
Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
 
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.
 
In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
 In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She Has since released Heart Waves and the second book in the Heart Waves series, Breaking Waves
Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coming up

Hey you guys!!!

I'm back....well sort of :) I will be doing blog post on books but not as many as I used to until my life settles down....New Job, Moved then Moved again...and now on the journey to finding a house to own. You can say I've been busy....Plus actually doing stuff this year like losing my weight!! Down 20 lbs., fishing, going to concerts, baseball games and just having a nice time and appreciating life.

ALSO BIG NEWS!!

Its been over a year I've had this blog and I have loved every second of it so...I will be posting a giveaway...It will include a book by Danielle Sibarium and a $25 dollar Barnes & Noble Gift Card :) How Sweet right?? So I will be putting that up on here soon...when I do not know maybe this weekend, but I will announce it on my twitter :)


Good Readings
<3 Courtney

Monday, April 22, 2013

Holding On

Holding On (Memories #1.5)
 
Author: Emma Hart
Date: April 15th 2013
Genre: Romance

 Living in London after spending almost twenty years in a town with a population of three hundred would be hard on anyone – and Alec Johnson is no exception to the rule.
When Alec followed Lexy to London, he knew his life would change drastically. He just didn’t know how much. With Lexy’s friends and admirer to contend with, he has to show there’s more to the country surfer boy than is ability to ride the waves. With his own shameless admirers, he has to keep Lexy’s trust – and despite her love for him, that’s no easy task.

Beneath her tough girl exterior, all Jennifer Mason has ever wanted to do is paint. London’s School of Art can give her that, and she couldn’t be happier she’s finally breaking free from Lilac Bay. What she’s not happy about is having to leave Carl behind – or his reluctance to visit her while she’s studying.
Their relationship is put to the test as living on her own for the first time and university take their toll on Jen. After all, three hundred miles is a long way to be away from your boyfriend when you’re eighteen years old.
And it’s even harder when you can’t keep your eyes off your best friend’s older brother.


So I really enjoyed this book. It has a sweet romance and real life thoughts in it. It changes characters each chapter and I enjoy that. There's Lexi, Alec, Jen, and Bing and I would have to say Bing is my favorite character that I have read about in a long time. I love his sarcasm and his cockiness :) I wish there was more...when I got to the end I was screaming NOOOooo :O. Now I did not get to read the first book to this series so in the beginning I was quite confused. There was no easing into the characters and catching up to what happened in the book before. I have no problem with it, but I want you to know I recommend reading the first book first :)...I sure will be reading it tonight to get caught up on everything I missed.

The book was fabulous, a very easy read and before I knew it my nook told me I was 80% done...WHAT? oh yeah its a novella haha. I love it and I love how easy going and real the characters are. The way it ended left me on a cliff hanger and I wanted more but its heading in the direction I want it to go, now I cannot wait for Always Remember (book #2)...I will be super excited for that book when it comes out!! Anyone who enjoys romance on the sweet side should pick up this book, I mean why the hell not, it wont break your wallet and its a funny and a romantic read, what's better then that?? The humor is catchy and I found myself laughing and falling in love with Bing :)

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Last night I rated it at 4 but when I really thought about it, I couldn't figure out why I gave it a 4, other then when I finished it last night I wasn't feeling all to good.
I hope you all go out and read this, its amazing and will keep you wanting MORE!!






Author Bio

By day, bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion novel to the bestselling The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.



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Alec

She throws a grape at my head, giggling. I gasp in mock shock, and she freezes. One side of my lips curl upwards. She shakes her head and steps backwards.
“I'm sorry. I was aiming for the, errrr, television,” she hedges.
I run forward, and she squeals. I grasp her round the waist, tickling her. She cries out as I pull her towards the sofa. We both fall onto it, me leaning over her.
“Stop tickling me, please,” she begs, writhing and wriggling beneath me.
“Fine.” I rest my hand against her side instead, pressing my lips to hers. She stops moving for a second. She grazes her teeth along my bottom lip, sucking it into her mouth. I growl a little deep in my throat, feeling the movement all the way down to my dick.
She fists a hand in my hair, holding me against her. Her other hand grips my back, and she loops her legs around mine. I lower my hips until they're pressing against hers, my tongue slipping between her lips. She whimpers when my hips meet hers, her body tensing slightly under mine. I run my hand along her side, down her thigh, and back up. It creeps beneath her top, making contact with the hot skin waiting there.
I hear her intake of breath at the exact same time there's a knock on the door.

Monday, April 1, 2013

To My Hero Cover Reveal!!

 To My Hero: A Blog Of Our Journey Together

Author:
Release Date: April 21, 2013
Published By: KFR Communications
Genre: YA



It would’ve been different if I had courage, even an ounce of it. But I was a coward from the day I met you, Ryan Crowley. I still am. In the end it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is the same. It’s my fault. 
When the unthinkable happens Carly Cavanough is left beaten, betrayed, and devastated. Her best friend doesn’t understand. Her parents won’t listen. Everyone in her life turns against her. She’s completely alone, except for Ryan Crowley, the boy she’s been crushing on for years. She won’t admit to him what she can’t admit to herself. But he understands without words. He knows more about what she’s going through than she can possibly imagine and he knows what it will take for the healing to begin. 
With Ryan’s help Carly begins to piece together the fragments of her once perfect life and embarks on a journey of love and healing, just long enough for the rug to be pulled out from under her again. Can she find the strength and will to pull herself together to save Ryan and herself when their lives are on the line? 


I cannot wait to read this book by Danielle I am truly excited and pumped about it!! :)
check out more from Danielle Below .......


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The Love Game

The Love Game (The Game #1)

Author: Emma Hart
Published By: Kindle Edition
Date: March 29th 2013
Genre: Adult > Romance


His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.

Her challenge? Play the player.

Until life changes the rules of the game.



Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.

Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her - and he'd do anything to have her, hence why he's agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it's the only way he'll get what he wants. Sex.

But, as Braden discovers, there's more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined - and he can't help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.

Maddie finds Braden isn't just a walking erection - he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don't exactly hurt. That means trouble - but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren't so alike anymore.

And maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.

So I HATE this book, it was completely horrible and I'm speechless....


only It wasn't APRIL FOOLS you guys!! Did I have you there?? probably not because I'm terrible at jokes. (sorry if I scared you Emma) okay now to my real review...

 I love this book!! In the beginning I was quite confused, only because you are warped super speed into this world and I was not expecting that. In only a few hours I was already more then half way done with this book, not because its short but because it was that good, and it was very easy to go along with everything, I never had to stop and go back a couple pages to understand what was going on.

Maddie is the main character who is new to college and has just left her home in Brooklyn. Braden is the amazing looking hot guy who gets every girl he could ever want. I really enjoyed Maddie in this book. I love how Emma starts off not telling us anything about the characters and through out the book your still learning who Maddie is and Braden. the book is told in their perspectives and I love books that always change characters. this book reminds me a lot of john tucker must die movie with Brittany snow. but there is a difference between them. Braden is put to a challenge to get Maddie into his bed, only she has her own to get him to fall in love with him and dump his sorry ass :)

Its a fast and easy read and I love it. The ending was unexpected and I really like that about this book. I figured it would be one way and it turns out another. I'm usually a good guesser at what the ending will be but this book had me stumped :) What do u all think the ending will be?? and after you to read the book were u correct?

I haven't read in a while and this book made it easy to get back into it. Its refreshing and charming. I cannot wait to read more from this author, and this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something new, non paranormal, sweet & romantic. I would re read this book many times and I hope you all like it just as much. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I hope u all enjoy this book and my review!! Also hope you all had a great Easter!!



Author Bio

By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and cooking baby, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine – well, tropical juice now – and writes books. She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She's working on the companion novel to her latest release and NA debut, Never Forget (Memories #1), and The Love Game (The Game, #1) will release on March 29th. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes. Ironically, that's where most of her ideas come from. Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.
 
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April 1
Sabrina http://thebooktown.blogspot.ro/ -Author Interview/Review
Jessica http://bendthebind.blogspot.com –Author Interview/Review
April 2
Emma Snow http://emzsnow.wordpress.com –Review/Playlist
Megan Www.paperbookprincess.blogspot.ca –Review/Promo
 
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Holding On Cover Reveal!!

 Holding On (Memories #1.5)

Author: Emma Hart
Genre: Adult > Romance




Living in London after spending almost twenty years in a town with a population of three hundred would be hard on anyone – and Alec Johnson is no exception to the rule.

When Alec followed Lexy to London, he knew his life would change drastically. He just didn’t know how much. With Lexy’s friends and admirer to contend with, he has to show there’s more to the country surfer boy than is ability to ride the waves. With his own shameless admirers, he has to keep Lexy’s trust – and despite her love for him, that’s no easy task.



Beneath her tough girl exterior, all Jennifer Mason has ever wanted to do is paint. London’s School of Art can give her that, and she couldn’t be happier she’s finally breaking free from Lilac Bay. What she’s not happy about is having to leave Carl behind – or his reluctance to visit her while she’s studying.

Their relationship is put to the test as living on her own for the first time and university take their toll on Jen. After all, three hundred miles is a long way to be away from your boyfriend when you’re eighteen years old.

And it’s even harder when you can’t keep your eyes off your best friend’s older brother. 



JEN



I stand, walking towards Bing. “Tell me this is some kind of ass wiping joke?”

“I wish,” he replies, looking down at me. “Believe me, spending my evening with you wasn’t in my plan.”

“So change it,” I hiss. “There is no way I’m spending all of Saturday night smiling and hanging onto your arrogant arm, Samuel!” Although, it is a very pretty arm.

He sighs. “Look, Jennifer, I don’t exactly want you on my arm, but it’s too late to change it. Mum has already ordered matching outfits.”

“Are you fucking kidding?” I deadpan. “Not only do I have to go with you, everyone will know I’m with you because, what? Your tie will match my dress?”

“Oh, and there’s the brains she used to get into university,” he responds snarkily. “Yes, Jen. My tie is the same material and colour as your dress. Believe me, I’m not damn happy.”

I heave in a breath. “This is gonna be as about as successful as Hades in the North Pole.” I throw my arms up, and turn back to Lexy’s bed. I throw myself face down on it.

“I wouldn’t lie like that,” Bing says. “You have no idea what’s happened on that bed.”

I get back up and growl. I push past him, moving to stomp down the stairs.

“Hey, I was just saying!” he calls, following me.

“Go away, Samuel. I want to see you as much as I want a shard of glass in my ass.”


Author Bio
By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and cooking baby, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine – well, tropical juice now – and writes books. She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She's working on the companion novel to her latest release and NA debut, Never Forget (Memories #1), and The Love Game (The Game, #1) will release on March 29th. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes. Ironically, that's where most of her ideas come from. Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.



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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Never Forget



 Never Forget (Memories #1)
Author: Emma Hart
Published By: Kindle Edition
Date: February 22nd 2013
Genre: Adult > Romance
Pages: 314 pages

A city girl.
A small town boy.
A summer they'll never forget.

Spending the summer at her Grammy's in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis 'Lexy' Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson.
Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He's the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there's a problem – she can't seem to keep him out, even though she knows he'll break her heart.
As Alec slowly strips away Lexy's defenses and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes.
As her world is shaken to it's core, Lexy's self made prediction comes true when she discovers she's spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she's ever trusted, she falls apart.
And when Grammy tells her that 'you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you'll always end up where you're meant to be,' she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it's been in Devon the whole time.

Well this is interesting! I screwed up, I signed up for this blog tour and completely forgot about it like who does that.....of course me. and the title is screaming at me right now :) anyways even though I clearly missed my day on the blog tour I am going to post it right now anyways. I'm sorry for messing up, as everyone knows my life has been a roller coaster ride since the beginning of the year.

Anyways I have bought the book from Amazon and I will post the links at the bottom of my page. I will be reading it soon and when I do I will just post this again haha.  This book to me sounds so good. anyways check out the author she is Amazing....links down below....YES you should click on them...NO I'm not bossy *smiles* (my friends call me their mother bc I'm bossy and to wise for my age) 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hey everyone!! 

I want to say how sorry I am that I haven't blogged in a Month AHHH!!!  I have been extremely busy. Me and Kala decided we are going to write a book and I've been writting a lot so that's good. So that has kept me away from my blog for quite some time but theres more.

I have a part time job at Dollar Tree where I live and a old classmate from college got a hold of me and told me about a open position for CAD (computer aided drafting), took a interview and got a full time job a hour away from where I live. I start next week. last week was extremely busy for me. Worked 3 days, then my day off cleaned and packed for Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. My husband took me there for Valentines Day and it was amazing!! Even got to get a professional massage at their Spa.

Even better news, we are moving!! Not the blog :) but I am. so packing has taken up some time too. I currently live with my husbands parents (my IN-LAWS) so u can understand my excitement!! I will have a house with internet :)    For those of you that don't know I live in the middle of the country and use my cell phone as a hot spot to do everything online, and that can be so frustrating sometimes. so when I move it will be amazing to be in town.

So I have really good news but it has been hard to find time to blog :( I really miss it and I am going to try to do a post this weekend. So I'm saying all this so you all know that I'm still here just busier than normal and can't wait to be back on a schedule :)

Courtney <3

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Shimmer of Angels

A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight #1)

Author:
Published By: Month9Books, LLC
Date: January 29th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal > Angels
Pages: 321 pages

Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?


This book has completely caught me off guard. I thought it would be good but I didn't know it would be amazing!! I mean look at that COVER who could turn away from it?? It draws you in immediately. Then you step into the book and realize its better then you could have expected. Rayna is the main character and she has secrets. She can see angels or well she just believes their wings, angels can't be real right?? This book did take me a while to really get caught up in it, but I sure did within a couple chapters. It wasn't that the book was boring it was just a slow progression.

Ray is just getting back to normal, shes not seeing wings anymore and she's applying for a job at the local diner. They may wear ugly uniforms but she could use a dose of normalcy. The only problem....she thinks she saw a pair of wings on a guy across the road, then there gone. There's another problem...what will her father think of her getting a job, will he tell her the stress will just take her back a step and have to send her to the SS Crazy (Mental Institute she attended) again??? She can't let that happen.

Lee (her best friend) is oblivious to the mental struggle Ray is going through. Can she find her balance staying sane and being a friend with a secret that could potentially have Lee running for the hills?? Then shes hit full force with bright shinny wings right in her classroom, she knows right then and there shes slipping. Could the new kid be causing all the murders? Ray has nothing else to do but explore the unknown that maybe shes not crazy at all, and she really can see wings. The new guy Cam could be right in the middle of it. Will she take the chance to figure it out or will she fall prey to her own mind and be sent away in a straight jacket??

She knows knowledge is power so she sets out to explore the unknown and figure it out. Kade is another angel she finds with the wings the color of the sky at night and glitters like the stars. Shes mesmerized by the power he holds, but he could be the one she should be afraid of. With danger at her door who can Ray come to depend on and trust? Will Kade's humanity save her? Can Cam break the rules to save her?? Will the dark envelope her in Hell and force her to use her gift as a weapon to bring darkness upon Earth.

I LOVE this book. Like as soon as it comes out I'm buying it and then so with the ones after. I love how real it seems, Rays emotions are right there and you feel them. You feel her panic and you even feel the other characters feelings. There is a major love triangle here and its really hard to pick sides, but if my readers know me then they know I always chose the darker character. I really don't know what it is but I love a bad boy :) Team Kade all the way!!

I give this book a big 5 out of 5 stars. I can't resist this book and can't wait to read more from Lisa Basso!!

~Good Readings~

Thanks NetGalley for this book :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Breaking Waves

Breaking Waves (Heart Waves #2)

Published By: KFR Communications, LLC
Date: January 10th 2013
Genre: YA > Romance > Partial Paranormal
Pages: 197 Pages

From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler.

Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

WARNING!! Reading this book will give you the following.... 
  • Major Heartache
  • Confusion Beyond Belief (Reece's story)
  • Desire Hidden in the Dark
  • Happiness for the Future
  • Knowledge of Danger to Come   

If that doesn't make you want to know what's going to happen my review just might. I love this book, words cannot describe it. If you never read Heart Waves you should go out and grab it!!

We start off the second book where we left off in the first. Jenna is confused and then remembers the night before. Reece is nowhere in sight. She then leaves her best friends house (Grace) and goes home where later Reece shows up with some flowers and tells her everything is alright, but again like in Heart Waves avoids the subject of his secrets. Now this gets tricky, I don't want to spoil things for anyone who may be reading this review. Reece is Jenna's world, but all the sudden Reece is ripped from her heart. Friends & Family are treating her like it's a crime to be thinking of him since he's gone now. Get over it and move on, it's what every young girl should do right, there's plenty of fish in the sea, but he was her Romeo to her Juliet and things will never be the same.

The electric white light between her and Reece is gone and filled with a dark gaping hole. During this dark time a mysterious character arrives....Tyler. Jenna finds a friend, one who understands lost things and the feeling of loneliness. It's almost unavoidable she's attracted to him like a magnet. He understands her in ways she can't believe, and begins to wounder if what she felt for Reece was just a bubble. Did she really even know him?? Did he feed her cheap words?? Tyler is raw and new to her scabbed heart, he shows her what it is to live again. To feel the blood pump through her broken heart. 

This book will take you on a roller-coaster with your mind, heart, and emotions. Jenna's choices come with consequences. I personally am rooting all the way for Tyler. I loved his character from the beginning in Heart Waves and this books makes me LOVE him even more. We see how real Tyler is, and how deep inside hes wounded just like Jenna. Hes a hurt dog who has to have a loud bark. He's scared to accept people inside and Jenna eventually breaks through his wall and sees right through his exterior.


My words for this book is Amazing, Beautiful, Heart-Breaking, and Shocking! I really wanna go back right now and read it again. I feel like I didn't absorb enough of it.I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! I hope you all enjoy this book!! Thank you Danielle Sibarium for creating such a great book & letting us all be a part of it :)

  • I want to ask you all who you think Jenna should be with and why?? 
  • Also what do you all think Reece is so scared of??
  • If this was turned into a Movie what Actors would you cast??

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Also I like to listen to songs that I think go with books that I am currently reading and I loved Catch My Breathe by Kelly Clarkson to go with this one!! :)