Life of a Blogger #1: Quirks

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:54 PM
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Welcome to Life of a Blogger, a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeats! This is where you get the chance to know the blogger behind the blog, aka: What we do when we’re not blogging! Every week there will be a new topic; mainly non-bookish, where I’ll share a little bit of life with you guys..

This week's topic is quirks!

I don't actually have many quirks so my list is going to be short!

1. I hate dirt. Like really HATE it! I can't even read in my bedroom when I think that something may be dirty.
2. I can't stand the smell of fish. They smell so awful!
3. But I do like color on my plate. Well except from purple (hate it)!
4. I hate it when my book series cover's don't match! I blame publishers for that. Really bugs me!
 and 
5. I loathe really loud noises! I don't hate noises in particular, just the really loud ones! Do you know what I mean???

So, what are your quirks?
Sofia T.

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:40 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Book Title: Dark Skye
Author:  
Series: Immortals After Dark #14
Expected publication: August 5th 2014 


Eternal Obsession

As a boy, Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning

Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?

With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

What book are you waiting for on Wednesday ?
Sofia T.

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:55 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is

Top 10 Characters I Would Want on a Deserted Island With Me

1. Daemon from the  Lux  series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2. Roth from White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

3. Cassie Armstrong from  Playing With Fire (Phoenix Fire #3) by Cynthia Eden

4. Cara Sweeney  from Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers

5. T.J. Callahan from  On the Island (On the Island #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves 

6. Paris from The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #9) by Gena Showalter

7. Woods Kerrington from  Twisted Perfection (Perfection #1) by Abbi Glines

8. Mari from Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4) by Kresley Cole

9. Sienna Lauren from  Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling #10) by Nalini Singh

10. Roke + Sally (can I take both?) from Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #11) by Alexandra Ivy

Which ones would you take?
Sofia T.

Changes, Changes + A Giveaway

Posted on 4:22 PM
Hello world!!! I'm officially BACK with a new look!

2014 hasn't been such a good year for me (and it's not even finished) and I had to take some time off form my blog. This year I was a senior and school was very demanding so I didn't have much free time! But now everything is back to normal once again!!!

I've been thinking of making changes to my blog for such a long time but life got in the way. So this week I've been making  major changes on the blog and one of them was the layout.

Before

 After


The old one really had to go! Since finishing high school, I've discovered some new things about myself and one of those is that I like things to be: simple, fun and elegant! This new layout has all of these things! It was designed by Stephanie R (check out her etsy shop).

Moreover, since changing my layout, I've decided to create a facebook page and an instagram account for my blog! I've seen many book bloggers doing that and I have to say that having a facebook page for my blog is very helpful since I can't always post all the things I want to my blog! You can definitely check out my facebook page if you want to, but please keep in mind that it's still very new and it's almost "bare". 

To celebrate my new design, I’m hosting a giveaway!

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Rules and Conditions:

1. Giveaway is International! (As long as The Book Depository ships to you)
2. Must be at least 13 years old to enter.
3. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
4. I am not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
5. Please follow the entry directions in the rafflecopter. (I do check and will delete entries that do not follow the directions. If you have any questions on how to enter, please ask!)
Sofia T.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Falling Away (Fall Away, #3) by Penelope Douglas

Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:24 AM
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Title: Falling Away (Fall Away, #3)

Author: Penelope Douglas

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: January 6, 2015
Synopsis
Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. 

K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away....

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow closer, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…

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Falling Away - Teaser

(unedited, subject to change prior publication) 

“You’re afraid of yourself,” he said flatly. “Not me.” 

And then he backed up, looking down at me." And that’s why you’re gutless, K.C." All the softness from his voice was now gone. “Now I have to shower, and you need to leave.” 

And he turned around and strode for the men’s locker room. 

I shook my head. 

He was wrong. I wasn't gutless. Why did he keep saying that? 

I sniffled and cleared my throat, standing tall. “Maybe I just don’t want you,” I blurted out and damn near smiled when he spun around, looking surprised. “Maybe I just don’t want you, Jax. Did you ever consider there might be one woman in this world that doesn’t pant after you?” 

And I breathed out a small laugh as I spun around and headed for the door. 

But before I even reached the handle, an arm circled my waist, yanking me back into a warm body, and I gasped just as my hair was swiped to the side and a hot mouth was on my neck. 

Everything fell apart. My knees buckled, but he held me tight as my eyes closed, and my neck fell to the side, inviting him in. 

Oh, my God! 

It felt so good. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t pull away. I couldn’t stop him. His mouth was like hot water pouring over me, creating a blanket of heat. His teeth grazed my skin, rough but not hard, and he slid his lips and teeth over the sensitive area under my ear, and I wasn’t sure if he was kissing me or getting ready to eat me. 

He left short but deep kisses across my neck, at the base, and under my ear. His tongue flicked my ear lobe right before his other hand reached around and turned my chin to him. 

And then his mouth was on mine. I moaned and gasped, probably sounding like I was in pain, but I couldn’t help it. The tornado between my legs made my skin tingle. 

Jax’s tongue found mine, and I groaned into his mouth, inhaling his scent that reminded me of summer. Of sweet cotton candy on a Ferris Wheel and cool water on hot skin. 

The heat, the wetness, the taste, everything was hard and fast as his lips worked mine. 

Keeping the same arm around my waist, his other hand left my face and dove straight under my skirt and into my panties. 

“Oh,” I whimpered a muffled groan into his mouth that still held me hostage. What was he doing? I needed to stop this! 

But my eyes fluttered as his smooth fingers dipped into my center, swirling the wetness already there around my clit. 

And then his mouth left mine, and he yanked me up off my feet and growled in my ear. 

“You’re so wet for me, K.C.” His voice was hard and threatening. “You're gutless, helpless, and a fucking liar, too.” 

And then he dropped me on my ass, and I fell to the mats, shaking with confusion. 

All I heard behind me was a door open and close, and I knew I was alone. 

Bringing a shaky hand to my mouth, I sucked in air like it was going out of style. “Holy shit,” I whispered.
© Penelope Douglas, Falling Away
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Bully (Fall Away, #1)
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Until You (Fall Away, #1.5)
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Coming August 26, 2014
Rival (Fall Away, #3)
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About Penelope
Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.


Giveaway
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Sofia T.

Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway: Lost in Starlight (Starlight Saga #1) by Sherry Soule

Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:36 PM
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Today author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new Upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story, “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers.

Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOSTIN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!
Read the first five chapters for free on wattpad

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

High school reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and crazy dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova. 

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, ├╝ber snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life....

Places you can find Sherry Soule:
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The awesome book cover was designed by the talented, Kristen Thompson-Oh of KCT Designs at www.kctdesigns.com
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Excerpt 

LOST IN STARLIGHT

A streak of light moves rapidly across the sky, and then fades out suddenly.

“Did you see that?” I ask, excitedly. “It was a shooting star. We should make a wish.” 

Hayden smiles and says in a low tone, “You do realize a shooting star is actually just a meteoroid. No more than a tiny fragment that’s the left over dust from a comet. It’s those pieces that can travel at great speeds—”

“Hayden, seriously? An astronomy lesson? Why can’t you just see how beautiful and amazing the stars are? Maybe it’s a sign.” 

“A sign of what?”

I turn away, but I can’t hide the red glow that warms my face. “You know, like fate or something.”

“I suppose…” he pauses, staring up into the darkness. “Is there some rhyme we need to say or something to make sure our wish comes true?”

A slow grin spreads across my face. Hayden’s actually indulging me, and not getting all Mr. Mature Mega-Brainiac for a change. 

“No. Just make a wish.” 

“Should we do it at the same time?” he asks.

My smile widens. “Sure.”

He closes his eyes, with an amused grin playing across his sexy features. I close mine, too and make a wish.

“So, how does this work? Do we tell each other what we wished for? Or won’t it come true?” he asks.

I open my eyes and look at him. “Hush! I’m wishing and I can’t concentrate with you asking so many questions.” 

“I’ll wait.” He whistles a soft tune, then laces his fingers together and tucks them behind his head. 

“You’re impossible!” I laugh and playfully swat at him.

“Share time?” His eyes twinkle. “Is it safe now?”

“We both saw the shooting star, so I think it’s all right to share our wishes,” I say. “What was yours?” 

His gaze rests on my mouth, and his tongue darts out, wetting his lips. “I’d rather you went first.” 

My cheeks heat. “It’s kind of embarrassing…”

“You can tell me anything.” He looks up at the twinkling starlight and sighs deeply. A long pause glides between us, then without looking at me, he whispers, “Sloane, of the millions of stars up in the sky, none of them will ever shine as brightly as you.”

Take this quiz to see which character in the Starlight Saga you’d most likely be similar to, and score a $10 Amazon gift card! Answer this quiz, and then post your results in the comments. Be sure to check the bottom of the post for the details regarding this random giveaway.

1. We detest using labels, but what would others call you?

a) Amateur Fashionista

b) Jock/ Cheerleader

c) Goth or Emo inspired

d) Preppy/ Student Counsel

2. Which of the following best describes your personality?

a) Lighthearted, Diverse, Honest

b) Stuck-up, Conceited, Cocky

c) Independent, Witty, Strange

d) Quiet, Temperamental, Clever

3. Which genre do you read most often?

a) Paranormal Romance

b) Urban Fantasy

c) Horror / Darker YA

d) Science Fiction

4. You are at school and witness a student bullying someone. What do you do?

a) Run in the opposite direction before they pick on you

b) Laugh and join in on the fun

c) Go tell a teacher what’s going on

d) Stop and tell the bully to knock it off or else!

5. What type of pet would you like to have or do you own?

a) Snake

b) Dog

c) Cat

d) Hamster

6. How often do you shop or hit the mall?

a) Once or twice a month

b) Only on sale days

c) Every week—duh

d) Hardly ever

7. Where would you hang out on a free afternoon?

a) The library or bookstore

b) Hit the clothing stores with friends

c) Go to the movies

d) Play video games

If you answered...

Mostly a's: You and Viola are a lot alike! You both love to read, prefer to avoid confrontations, and you’re energetic and sassy.

Mostly b's: Popular girls, Emma and Kaitlyn could be your new besties! You each enjoy sports, hanging at the mall, and dogs.

Mostly c's: You are a lot like the heroine, Sloane. You both love to shop, hang at the movies, adore cats, and like the darker side of books and films.

Mostly d's: Sounds like you and Hayden have a lot in common. You each love to play video games, can’t stand bullies, and are into science fiction books, comics, or movies.


Random winner will be picked on June 27th 2014 and contacted by email. All prizes will be electronically delivered. Please review all terms & conditions before entering. 

This giveaway is open internationally!

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Sofia T.

I'm BACK!!!!

Posted on 5:35 PM
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Hi guys!!! I know that I disappeared but now I'm finally back :)

My finals are officially over and I'm catching up with the "reading world". This week is going to be a little hectic for me as I'm trying to organise my blog. I've already found my new template, which I'm going to install this week and I'm just sooooo excited. Truth be told I'm a bit anxious as well, cause the new template is so different from the one I have now but I hope you like it. I love it!!! It's very simple, elegant and fun...

Oh, to celebrate my new design, I’ll be hosting a giveaway so check back!!!
Sofia T.
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