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Debt Collecter book blitz - Kindle giveaway!

30 Apr 2013
 

The Debt Collector series - Delirium, Agony and Ecstasy



Synopsis

EPISODES 1-3 (Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy) of the Debt Collector serial. Contains mature content and themes. For young-adult-appropriate thrills, see Susan's bestselling Mindjack series.

What's your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debtcollector carries. He's just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane... until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn't what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone--a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to climb out of again.

The first three episodes of the Debt Collector serial are collectively the length of a short novel, or 152 pages. These are the first three of nine episodes in the first season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating. Episode 4, Broken, releases 4/17/13. For more about the Debt Collector serial, see
DebtCollectorSeries.com
 
 
 

Future-Noir or Why Retro Science Fiction is Awesome by Susan Kaye Quinn author of the future-noir serial Debt Collector


Apparently, I write strange science fiction.

This comes up whenever I try to classify my stories to readers, bloggers, the lady at the checkout stand, my mother, or Amazon (who insists that I need a "category" in which to place my books; I insist I need about five). Apparently I write novels that mash together all kinds of genres in an indiscriminate cross-pollenation that would have Isaac Asimov turning in his grave... if he hadn't done the same sort of thing himself as a young man (winking at you, Isaac!).

Seriously, if you want to see a good bar brawl among literary types, just ask them what's the genre of Hunger Games or Time Traveler's Wife or any Nicolas Sparks novel, and watch the rhetoric fly! I personally have a very laizzez-faire approach toward genre definitions, which is sure to infuriate genre-disciplinarians. (I don't mention my east-indian-influenced steampunk fantasy romance to genre-afficianados. I don't want them to rupture something.)

I figure the story comes first; people can decide what genre it is after it's written. So no one was more surprised than me when I ended up writing a future-noir.

On a long car ride, just me and my Muse...

Muse: The Debt Collector.

Me: Er, what? Who are you?

Muse: When people's debts exceed their future potential contributions to society, he cashes them out.

Me: Whoa. Tell me more.

Muse: He extracts their life energy and transfers it to a "high potential" - someone who can use it to make greater contributions to the world.

Me: Holy... that's a great idea.

Muse: He's a good man with bad power. And it's future-noir.

Me: Future-noir! Cool! Uh, what is that exactly?


 
Muse: Dark. Gritty. Futuristic but retro at the same time.

Me: Oh... like Blade Runner... Holy cats, this is awesome.

Muse: You're welcome.

I ran (well, okay, drove) home and wrote the first episode. It was dark, gritty. Lots of low light, shady characters, set in a futuristic LA where the smog pooled at the impoverished feet of the city and the wealthy high-potentials lived above it all in the clean, clear air, taking their life-energy-hits courtesy of the titular Debt Collectors. The fashion was retro-sexy. The feel was future-dystopian. Did I mention it's gritty? And dark?

I send it off to my critique partner...



My Crit Partner: Hey, your new Debt Collector story reminds me of Looper!

Me: Well, it is future noir. *acts like I know what I'm talking about*

My Crit Partner: Seriously. I totally see Lirium as a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt! And it totally reads like noir. You know, like Double Indemnity!

Me: Double what? That's not one of those old black-n-white films, is it?

My Crit Partner: All those noir films were black-n-white.


Me: Right! I knew that. (Sure.) Anyway, I think of Lirium more as James McAvoy in a trenchcoat.

My Crit Parnter: I can work with that. *we both drool on the picture* Wait, what was I saying? Right. Future-noir. Gritty retro feel - where the men wear trenchcoats and slick suits and the women wear bright red lipstick and carry a mini-revolver under their skirts - only it's a futuristic story with time-travel (Looper) or berzerker androids (Blade Runner) or life-energy transfers (Debt Collector) that change the landscape. It's raw. It's sexy. It's awesome.

It looks something like this.

Nice Blogger Lady: What genre is that?
 
Me: Future-noir.
 
NBL: What's future-noir?
 
Me: It's a science fictiony, mystery type of story. Sort of a mix between urban fantasy and noir, with a thriller twist. There could be romance in there too. Like Blade Runner. Or Looper!
 
NBL: I'll just call it science fiction.
 
Me: Works for me. :)


Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling YA SF Mindjack series. Her new Debt Collector serial is her more grown-up SF that she likes to call future-noir. Her steampunk fantasy romance is temporarily on hold while she madly writes episodes to keep Lirium (the titular Debt Collector) happy. Plus she needs to leave time to play on Facebook. Susan has a lot of degrees in engineering, which come in handy when dreaming up dangerous mind powers, future dystopias, and slightly plausible steampunk inventions. Mostly she sits around in her pajamas in awe that she gets make stuff up full-time. You can find her at www.susankayequinn.com
 

About the Author

 

Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.

Susan left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees, but she was drawn back to writing by an irresistible urge to share her stories with her niece, her kids, and all the wonderful friends she’s met along the way.

She doesn’t have to sneak her notes anymore, which is too bad.

Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as a much as she can handle.
 

 

Giveaway


There are two giveaways for this book, one is for an ecopy of Delirium (the first book in the Debt Collector serial) and the other is for a kindle and books 1-3 of Debt Collector. Yes you heard me right. A kindle! The second giveaway is US only though unfortunately.
 
 
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Stacking the Shelves / Showcase Sunday #12

29 Apr 2013
Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @Books, Biscuits, and Tea and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and they both give bloggers the opportunity to share the books they have received in the past week.

Now I know its Monday but I am currently right in the middle of my University exams and i had one 9am this morning meaning that i had no time to finish this post to get it up yesterday. I got some amazing looking books this week including some i have been very excited for. All pictures are linked to the goodreads page of the book so you can find out more information.

Netgalley


Delirium

This book has been on my radar at the moment as soon (very soon) i am part of a promo blitz for the books in this series. I think the book sounds incredible and i have loved the authors other stories so as soon as i saw it on netgalley i just had to request it.








Night Hawk

Netgalley currently has lots of amazing indie books (most that i have already read and loved) available. This one caught my eye as i really like the sound of the synopsis and the cover is pretty kick-ass.










After Eden

After Eden sounds really interesting and different and I also can't stop staring at that beautiful cover. It seems to be a Sci-Fi novel too which is a genre you don't often get in YA (though seems like it might be starting to get big).








Bought

Fractured

*Paperback - Signed by the author*

So for the first time EVER an author that i really like was doing a signing at my local bookshop. Unfortunately i couldn't actually make it but as all the people who work at the bookshop are so nice (@norwichbooks) they had an extra copy signed for me which i then picked up when i could. It's personalised too :)






Acid

*Paperback*

I have been desperate to read this book for about 6 months and it released this week so i could finally get a copy. Now i just hope it lives up to the very high expectations my mind has set for it.







Twisted Perfection

I am a huge fan of all Abbi Gline's books and i was very excited for the release of Twisted Perfection. I have already read this and it was really good.









The Savage Principle

I am in love with Tamara Rose Blodgett's writing. She writes amazing NA fantasy books and she also has a NA contamporary called A Terrible Love under the pen name Marata Eros which she recently signed with Simon&Schuster. This is the third novel in the Savage series. The first book The Pearl Savage is free on amazon so you should definately check this series out.





Amazon Freebies


A Magical History














Shattered Grace














Between Friends













Embrace the Darkness














The Mating














The Keeping













Bonded













Won


Clockwork Princess

There is now a lovely shiny copy of the final book in The Infernal Devices series waiting for me to get home from University to read it. I can't wait to read it but i will also be sad for the trilogy to be over.

Thank you to @BBookLBook for giving a copy away :D

Cover reveal - Always Remember

28 Apr 2013
Today i am revealing the cover for Always Remember by the amazing Emma Hart. Always Remember is part of the memories series that includes Never Forget and Holding On that i have both reviewed here on the blog. I love Emma's writing and seemingly so does the rest of the world as she very recently made the USA today and New York Times bestseller lists and yesterday she signed with an agent. You can find out a little more about that and why it all happening this week means so much to her here.

I am very excited for the release of Always Remember as i really loved the previous books in the series. Here is the very pretty cover and the synopsis.

Always Remember by Emma Hart



Always Remember

Synopsis

How long does it take for a long-distance relationship to break down? Sixteen months.

When Jen and Carl put their relationship to rest after Christmas, Jen’s biggest problem is going back to London ten days earlier than planned – and her ever-present attraction to Samuel ‘Bing’ Edwards.

Bing has no idea why Jen left Devon so fast. All he knows is that he wants her as much as he did the first day he laid eyes on her – so spending time with her while Lexy is still in Devon isn’t exactly a hardship for him. When he finds out she’s single, the only thing on his mind is finishing what they started at his dad’s fiftieth birthday party.

Feelings that have been a long time building between the two explode, and they both find themselves sucked into an easy yet passionate relationship, with Bing determined to prove to Jen that she’s it for him. That she is The One.

But in a city like London, the odds are stacked against them, and there’s always that one person ready to stir things up… And Jen doesn’t know how much of that she can take – even for the guy she loves more deeply than she ever imagined, and eventually she breaks.

Bing isn’t down with that. He wants Jen, and he wants her by his side for good.

Jennifer Mason must learn that Samuel Edwards doesn’t do giving up. Especially not when his forever girl is involved.
 

Excerpt

 
JEN
He chuckles low, and I suppress the shiver that’s threatening to run through my body. His hand closes around mine, and he pries the hairspray from my grip. His fingers slip between mine, his palm hot. My eyes flick to our hands and how dainty mine looks encompassed in his.
His other hand rises to my face, his thumb tracing down my cheek to the dent below my ear. It ghosts along my jaw, tracing the shape of it, and finally settles on my lower lip. He tugs it from between my teeth gently, and the pad of his thumb strokes across it.
My eyes rise to his, our faces inches from each other.
“You know it’s you, don’t you?” he says softly, uncertainly.
I nod silently, unable to form any words.
“I mean it, Jen.” He cups the side of my face. “Whatever she tries to say, it’s all lies. Even if she hasn’t said it yet, I can tell you it’s a lie.” He dips his face towards me, resting his nose alongside mine. I let my eyes flutter shut, feeling the realness in the moment.
“I know,” I whisper. “But that doesn’t mean-”
“Don’t. Say. It,” he orders in a hushed voice. “I just got you, Jen. I waited for too long to have you, but I do now, and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let her get in between us. I told you, didn’t I? I told you that if anyone doubts us, if you ever doubt us, to come to me.”
“Yes.”
“Then do it. Come to me, babe. Don’t let her get under your skin. She’s nothing to me. She never was anything. Not like you.”
I run my free hand along his arm until it rests on his hand cupping my cheek. “What am I, Sam?”
“Everything, Jen. You are everything. Don’t ever doubt that."
 

About the Author

 

By day, New York Times and USA Today 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 book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, 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.
 
Links to stalk Emma:
Blog: http://emmahart93.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17341508-always-remember

Review of Residue

26 Apr 2013

Residue by Laury Falter



Residue

Synopsis

When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.

While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell... a member of the family the Weatherford's have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.





Review

Having read and loved some of the books in Laury’s Guardian series I was really excited to read another one of her series’. This is a Romeo and Juliet style tale of forbidden love and feuding families with a magical twist.
I loved the start of the book as we were instantly thrown into the story. From Jocelyn discovering that there is more to her family than she would have ever guessed to the very end and the final moment, this book never once gets boring. There is action, mystery, magic, romance and even the occasional dash of humour.
This book for me is a rare example of when an insta-love style romance works. There was a reason behind their instant attraction and the author also didn’t overdo it. Rather than Jocelyn and Jameson madly professing their love upon meeting one another it is more of a connection that neither of them can ignore. Even with the mystical element behind it I thought their romance seemed very realistic; it was also tender and sweet and a joy to read.
I love how Laury Falter’s books often have an element of voodoo to them. That isn’t something you see very often with books and it fits in perfectly with the New Orleans setting. This book has a level of uniqueness that makes it amazing and memorable. I definitely want more from these characters and I plan to read the later books in the series.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this had not effected my opinions or rating in any way.*

About the Author




Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she's not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.

Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.

To learn more about Laury and her novels, visit her at:

Website: lauryfalter.com
Twitter page: twitter.com/LauryFalter
Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Laury-Falter/196033543803745
Goodreads page: goodreads.com/author/show/4061922.Laury_Falter

Giveaway




Enter to win one of three signed paperbacks of Residue (US only) and one of eight ecopies (INT). Good luck :)


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Cover reveal - Breaking the Reins

25 Apr 2013
Today i am revealing the cover for Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert. It is a New Adult contemporary romance which you have probably guessed by the title has some stuff about horses in it. It sounds amazing and the cover - whilst not what you would typically expect for an NA romance - is lovely. I really want to read this book now :)

*Juliana actually asked me to beta read this but unfortunately the timings didn't work because of my University exams so now i have to wait to read it. Sigh. :P*

Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert



Synopsis

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

Teaser



 

About the Author

 
 
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
 

Waiting On Wednesday - Stealing Harper

24 Apr 2013
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and it allows readers to share the books that they are most looking forwards to reading.

This week the book i have chosen to feature is Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams.

Stealing Harper



Title: Stealing Harper

Author: Molly McAdams

Series: Taking Chances #2

Expected Publication: June 4th

Publisher: William Morrow books

Links: Amazon, Amazon UK, Goodreads 






Synopsis

Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he's hooked.

But a princess deserves a Prince Charming who can make her dreams come true. Not a guy who can turn her life into a nightmare.

All good intentions go out the window when Harper starts to fall for the guy Chase has come to view as a brother. He wanted to protect her by keeping her away, but he can’t stand to see her with anyone else, and he’ll do anything to make her his. But when it comes down to Harper choosing between the two, will Chase have the strength to step back from the girl who has become his whole world if it means she’ll be happy?

Lines will be crossed. Friendships will be put to the test. And hearts will be shattered.


My thoughts

Even though some people I know didn't like it I LOVED Taking Chances. It is one of my favourite books (in fact i have just ordered it in paper back as only having the ebook wasn't enough) and you can find out why in my review here. Even though I know it will be heart breaking and my heart is still damaged from the first book I am incredibly excited to read Stealing Harper. So much so that it is the first book I have ever preordered. EVER.

Review of Walking Disaster

23 Apr 2013

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire



Walking Disaster

Synopsis

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.


Atria Books | Paperback Original, On Sale: April 2, 2013
ISBN: 9781476712987 eBook ISBN: 9781476712994

Review

“I know we're fucked up, alright? I'm impulsive, and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don't deserve you...but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I loved anyone or anything ever. When you're around, I don't need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one-night stands...” - Beautiful Disaster 
 

Beautiful Disaster was my favourite book of 2011 so naturally ever since I first heard about Walking Disaster I was excitedly and anxiously waiting until I could get a copy. My feelings during the wait were mixed; on one hand it was a brand new book by one of my favourite authors, it was going to have all the characters that I loved in the first book and most importantly it was going to be the story of Beautiful Disaster from Travis’s point of view! However, on the other hand it was going to be the exact same story just from a new point of view. I was worried that it might be repetitive and possibly even boring. Luckily it wasn’t.
I LOVED Walking Disaster. Despite being the same storyline the author made it fresh and new. It just goes to show how different things can seem when you are looking through someone else’s eyes. Rather than repeating what we already know conversational scenes are briefly mentioned and the main focus is on the things we never got to see in Beautiful Disaster. I would recommend having read the first book recently so all the events are fresh in your mind and you can fully appreciate this book. However at a push you could probably read this entirely as a standalone but I think you will love it more if you know Abbi’s side of the story first.

“To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.” - Beautiful Disaster

For anyone who didn’t like Travis in Beautiful Disaster (apparently you do exist) I think he will win you over in this book. Seeing his reasons for things and his thoughts about certain situations actually made me a little mad at Abbi for not being more understanding. I challenge you to try to read this book and not fall in love with Travis; he just seems so sweet and caring though also out of his depth as he has never been in love before.

Some things get explained in this book too, such as where the nickname pigeon came from; who knew a name like pigeon could have such a sweet meaning. Both books will merge in your head to give you such a complete understanding of the story unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Together the two books make the ultimate book! Travis and Abbi are one of my favourite book couples of all time because neither of them are perfect nor is their relationship perfect but they love each other, need each other and fight to be together.

I am very happy to say that Walking Disaster was just as good as I hoped it would be, if not better! I now can’t wait to see what Jamie McGuire will bring next, all her books are so amazing that I would buy pretty much anything she writes.

*I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my opinions nor the book rating in any way. A HUGE thank you to Atria for letting me read this book before it released.*

 


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Cover reveal - Love in Darkness

Today i am revealing the cover for the NA conteporary romance novel Love in Darkness by E.M. Tippetts. The cover is lovely and the book sounds fantastic, I can't wait to read it.

Love in Darkness by E.M Tippetts



Synopsis
 
Alex had everything when he was with Madison. But the darkness within him wouldn't go away. After two years apart, he returns to Pelican Bluffs and to the girl he never wanted to leave. 

Madison wants to give their love another chance, but Alex can't fight fate. He is what he is. Ruined. Crazy like his mother. And Madison deserves so much more. When his secrets spill out into their small town, Alex has a choice to make. Hide away in the darkness forever, or let love in.
 

About The Author

 
Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.
 
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I now have Bloglovin!

21 Apr 2013
Most of the book blogging world seems to have recently got Bloglovin so now I have too! I would love it if you could follow me by Bloglovin, if you haven't got it yet it is unbelievably easy to do :)

So please Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Also if you don't want to ever miss a post please subscribe via email to have all my reviews, interviews and giveaway sent directly to your inbox. All the different ways to follow me are in the right side bar. Don't forget that shortly I will be giving away a SIGNED copy of The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines. You wouldn't want to miss that!

As this post is quite short and boring please enjoy this picture of my cat attempting to eat a pile of books :P

Stacking the Shelves / Showcase Sunday #11

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @Books, Biscuits, and Tea and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and they both give bloggers the opportunity to share the books they have received in the past week.

This week was ...... amazing, no other words to describe it really other than simply amazing. First of all last Sunday I got to meet one of my favourite authors Abbi Glines and recieved several free signed books, then on monday (not book related) I was voted to be the new president of my university cheer team and then saving the best till last, on Tuesday I was mentioned in an article in USA today. USA today!!!!! (sorry punctuation police but just one exclamation mark does not do my excitement justice) I'm not even from the US and I have heard of that! It's an article about New Adult books and it mentions the NA book club at the end along with a few quotes from me. If you want you can check out the online version here. I really want to get a copy sent from America so I can keep it forever :) This is generally just a fantastic article about NA books that actually seems to understand what they are and explains them very well.

On to the books I recieved :)

Abbi Glines event


The Vincent Boys, The Vincent Brothers, Because Of Low, While It Lasts and Just For Now all signed and personalised to me! I also took along with me an extra copy of The Vincent Boys to get signed so I could give it away. Keep your eyes out for that soon. Thank you to both Simon and Schuster UK and Hot Key books for the event and free books :)

Netgalley

Im trying to not get as many books from netgalley as sometimes the formatting is a little off making it near impossible to read but sometimes there are books I want so badly that I can't wait for the perfectly formated ebooks to release. I got two amazing books this week (that are luckily well formatted :P).



 
The Elite

The Selection may not be loved by everyone but it was certainly loved by me. I have been waiting for The Elite ever since and I had been checking netgalley daily for the past 3 weeks as I heard it was going on there. This has already been read and was good though not as good as the first, I now need the final book. Right now :P








Down London Road

I first fell in love with Samantha Young's writing when I read her older YA series The Tale of Lunamorte. I have read and loved all her books so am really excited for another, especially one that is NA though she is also a truly fantastic YA writer.








For Review


The Stillness of You

This is an amazing sounding NA contemporary romance. A huge thank you to Julie for donating so many copies to the NA book club for people to review and also giving me an extra copy. Here's hoping everyone loves it :)









Charlotte Street

This sounds incredibly funny, interesting and certainly different to most romances I have read in the past!

Thank you to ebury for the review copy :)








Bought

It doesn't really count because I haven't recieved it yet but I pre-ordered Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams. This is the first time I have EVER pre-ordered a book but I adore this authors writing! There aren't many books I have loved more than Taking Chances, if you want to read my somewhat gushing review you can do so here.

Amazon freebies

I found that a YA author Alexia Purdy was giving away several of her books for free over amazon and they all sound good so I decided to download them. Hopefully these will be the start of some new series's that I will love. I also found a freebie from an author  already love and another who is a complete unknown to me.


Evangeline














Reign Of Blood














Never Say Such Things














Ever Shade














Whisper














Awakening the Nightmare













Won

The Madman's Daughter

I have heard lots of great things about this book so I am very excited to have won a copy.










So What are your thoughts? Have you read or plan to read any of these books? Feel free to link to your own Stacking the shelves or similar posts in the comments :)