Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Reading, Waiting on Wednesday, Writing | 4 comments

Waiting on Wednesday: Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Back when I first met Andee, she was writing and we were both dreaming about getting our books published. Well, she did it folks. Her debut novel Of Scars and Stardust will be released from Flux on October 8th, 2014. I’m currently reading it and OH MY GOD IT IS SO GOOD! In fact, I’m positive that my last reading update on Goodreads was something in all caps and how my world was changing forever. Check it out below!     About Of Scars and Stardust After her little sister mysteriously vanishes, seventeen-year-old Claire Graham has a choice to make: stay snug in her little corner of Manhattan with her dropout boyfriend, or go back to Ohio to face the hometown tragedy she’s been dying to leave behind. But the memories of that night still haunt her in the city, and as hard as she tries to forget what her psychiatrist calls her “delusions,” Claire can’t seem to escape the wolf’s eyes or the blood-speckled snow. Delusion or reality, Claire knows she has to hold true to the most important promise she’s ever made: to keep Ella safe. She must return to her sleepy hometown in order to find Ella and keep her hallucinations at bay before they strike again. But time is quickly running out, and as Ella’s trail grows fainter, the wolves are becoming startlingly real. Now Claire must deal with her attraction to Grant, the soft-spoken boy from her past that may hold the secret to solving her sister’s disappearance, while following the clues that Ella left for only her to find. Through a series of cryptic diary entries, Claire must unlock the keys to Ella’s past—and her own—in order to stop another tragedy in the making, while realizing that not all things that are lost are meant to be found. About Andrea Hannah Andrea Hannah lives in the Midwest, where there are plenty of dark nights and creepy cornfields to use as fodder for her next thriller. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in special education. When she’s not teaching or writing, she spends her time running, traveling, and attempting to keep her pug out of the refrigerator (unsuccessful to date). Twitter Blog Shout out to Jill from Breaking the Spine for arranging this weekly event! What do you guys think? Isn’t the cover...

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Waiting On Wednesday: Stormbringer by Shannon Delany

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Reading, Waiting on Wednesday, Young Adult | 0 comments

Waiting On Wednesday: Stormbringer by Shannon Delany

What is the book I’m desperately dying to read? That would be STORMBRINGER by awesome author Shannon Delany. For those of you who know me, you know that she is one of my favorite authors ever. She’s written several novels including the 13 To Life series, Weather Witch, and this year’s sequel to Weather Witch is STORMBRINGER. Here’s a little bit about the book:   Release date: 1/14/14   The second book in the Weather Witch series in which Jordan Astrea learns of her true powers In the intrigue-filled follow up to Weather Witch, Jordan Astraea, once a young Philadelphia lady of good social standing, is now in the final stages of her brutal training to become a Conductor—the Weather Witch who serves as a living battery to keep the massive airliner Artemesia aloft. Meanwhile, Rowen, determined to rescue her after losing his only other true friend and being wanted for murder, has found himself forced aboard a much different air vessel, this one manned by a dangerous crew and carrying a cargo so treasonous, that, if finding its destination, will herald a storm of revolution for the still young United States. With a spirit for adventure, romance, fantastic world building and cunning imagination, Shannon Delany delivers the sensational follow up to Weather Witch in the second book of the trilogy. I’ve never been disappointed by Shannon’s books. Ever. They’re always fun, well-written, exciting, and thought provoking. Weather Witch was unlike any book I’d read before…which was probably due to the fact that it was the very first steampunk novel I’ve ever read. It was fantastic. AND IT RELEASES ON TUESDAY. Oh my gosh, people. How will I live until then? I think this is precisely when a time turner would come in handy. Shannon also made some pretty sweet Pinterest boards devoted to her book series, that I suggest checking out. You can find her Pinterest boards here. I’ve done a few previous posts on Shannon, including an author interview that you can check out here and a Waiting on Wednesday post for Weather Witch here. Just in case you’re interested, you can pick up STORMBRINGER on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and I’m sure a million other places. Or add it to a to-read list on Goodreads. What do you guys think? Are you going to check it out? What book are you giddy to read in 2014?     Shout out to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting this weekly...

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The Dark Carnival: The Mastering by T.A. Brock

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Horror, The Dark Carnival, Waiting on Wednesday | 0 comments

The Dark Carnival: The Mastering by T.A. Brock

  You’ve dared return to the Dark Carnival. How brave, yet foolish! Today, I can’t guarantee you’ll make it out alive. You can see the live list of participants and their posts dates on this link.   Follow the buzz on twitter using the official hashtag #DarkCarnival. Oh, and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for a giveaway!   The Mastering  by T.A. Brock   Control was never a thing I wished for, it was a thing I pined after like a first love gone wrong. Not in the way of Romeo and Juliet, but wrong like Heathcliff and Catherine. Too many failed chances, hurt feelings, and lost causes. I am Heathcliff and it is Catherine and I plan to haunt it for all my remaining days and even into my death. Control. Not your normal choice for a lover. Nevertheless, it is mine. And right now, I’m losing it. “You will do this.” My voice is barely above a whisper but the woman standing on the platform thirty feet above me hears every word as if it’s whispered into her mind. In a way, it was. “You will walk the high wire and you will not fall and you will do it now, before our crowd loses interest. Or else…” The command didn’t need to be finished; the ‘or else’ was understood on a level not even I can fully explain. She takes a tentative, shaky step, one foot still on the platform and the toes of the other on the line. “Ladies and Gentlemen, quiet please, as Esmerelda attempts this terrifying feat.” My voice booms for all to hear but really, it’s for show. I’ve got them so tuned in they can almost hear my thoughts. So much about being the Ringmaster is for show. Like these tights and this jacket that doesn’t fit quite right since the master before me was a man. The only thing that fits well is the top-hat. Perfect whether I choose to hide my hair. Or not. “I told you, my name is not Esmerelda,” the woman above me grates as she takes the step that moves her fully onto the wire. She is fighting the control more than most others. It’s unfortunate because if I can’t bring her to fully submit, she will definitely not make it across the wire. Maybe if she understands her survival rests in my hands… “You have exactly two choices. You can shut up and do as I say. And live. Or you can fight me and I promise, you won’t make it out of here alive.” It’s not that I want her to die. Actually, I desperately want her to live. I’ve never had one die on me. Several close calls and more than a few tragic accidents but I haven’t lost one. I find her family in the audience. I hate when they bring their kids. Something about a carnival is inviting to families but clearly they don’t pay attention to the advertisement for my carnival—Carnivoule. Especially the part at the bottom where it warns, Come expecting a chilling and terrifying experience! I keep my voice low, casual. No need to give away how exciting this battle of wills is. “Don’t look now, but your little boy is watching from the front row and your husband has turned an interesting shade of pale. If you want to make it back to them, you have to trust me. I’m the only one who can get you across that wire.” To show her my meaning, I let the hair-like thread of control slip away. As expected, she...

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Waiting on Wednesday: Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Genres, New Adult, Romance, Waiting on Wednesday | 4 comments

Waiting on Wednesday: Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This week’s feature is a book that I’m SO excited about, from debut author Brooklyn Skye. Her new adult, contemporary romance novel titled “Stripped” sounds like a fresh, exciting, and sexy read. Stripped by Brooklyn Skye Goodreads blurb: College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine. Excerpt: “I  like you.” His voice is low and soft, which I don’t deserve. I look away, down  the rutted parking lot. “Don’t…waste those words on me.”  He touches my cheek. “You just need someone to show you.”  “No.” I ease back again. “I don’t. So please, Torrin, stop trying to swoop in and save me. I don’t need saving.”  Brooklyn Skye on Goodreads Brooklyn Skye’s Twitter Brooklyn Skye’s blog Swoon. I know. Sounds awesome, right?  Don’t forget to add it to Goodreads! What do you guys think? What are you waiting for this...

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Genres, Reading, Waiting on Wednesday, Young Adult | 1 comment

Waiting on Wednesday: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. We’ve done two before, here and here, and we’re happy to participate again! This week’s feature was inspired by a tweet I saw. Someone mentioned something about a new Katie McGarry book. My ears perked up and I was gleeful when I discovered they were right. She has a new release coming up! Katie’s a fantastic writer and I loved Pushing the Limits. Her new release coming out is called Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2). It looks better than chocolate (that is a lot of goodness) and its release date is June 7th, 2013 from Harlequin Teen. Also, Katie’s got a novella releasing in before Dare You To, as #1.5 in the Pushing the Limits series. There’s more information here.   Goodreads blurb: Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. “Dance with me, Beth.” “No.” I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again…. “I dare you…” If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does…. Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all… What books are you waiting on? Have you heard about this one? We’d love to hear in the comments below!...

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Waiting on Wednesday: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Mystery, Reading, Waiting on Wednesday, Young Adult | 2 comments

Waiting on Wednesday: The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. We’ve only done one before, and we’re happy to participate again! This week, it’s all about The S-Word from the fabulous Chelsea Pitcher. Chelsea is a member of The Lucky 13s and her book is set to be published in just two months! May 7th, can you please come a little faster? Goodreads blurb: First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker. But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie’s looping scrawl. Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she’s caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. But someone isn’t letting her go quietly. As graffiti and photocopies of Lizzie’s diary plaster the school, Angie begins a relentless investigation into who, exactly, made Lizzie feel she didn’t deserve to keep living. And while she claims she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, Angie’s own anguish over abandoning her best friend will drive her deep into the dark, twisted side of Verity High—and she might not be able to pull herself back out. Debut author Chelsea Pitcher daringly depicts the harsh reality of modern high schools, where one bad decision can ruin a reputation, and one cruel word can ruin a life. Angie’s quest for the truth behind Lizzie’s suicide is addictive and thrilling, and her razor-sharp wit and fierce sleuthing skills makes her impossible not to root for—even when it becomes clear that both avenging Lizzie and avoiding self-destruction might not be possible. What books are you waiting on? We’d love to hear in the comments below!...

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