#RAWBL 9 : We’re reading The Luxe by Anna Godberson

Categories: events, RAWBLnext
Hey everyone! This is Beck and Livia's new weekend fun, #RAWBL aka Read-Along Weekends with Beck & Livia. That's right, read-along! Fun, right?The Time: Saturday, 14 April, starting 3 PM [GMT] through April 20The Place: TwitterThe Title: The Luxe by Anna GodbersonNext up:April 21 RAWBL read - Glimmerglass by Jenna BlackApril 28 RAWBL read - Ruby Red by Kiersten GierMay   5 RAWBL read - Awaken by Katie KacvinskyIf you wanna check out all the titles scheduled so far, look in the footer of my blog, on my Google Calendar, they're all written Read more [...]

Review: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Categories: 5 butterflies, curses, historical, Leanna Renee Hieber, Magic Most Foul series, paranormal, RAWBLlinkup, review, romance, ROMR, ya
Darker Still (Magic Most Foul #1)by Leanna Renee Hieber;Editions: ebook, paperback;Published November 8th 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire;Source: own copyI was obsessed.It was as if he called to me, demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas. It was the most exquisite portrait I'd ever seen--everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievable...utterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike.There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide. He was alive. Trapped within his golden Read more [...]

Review: The Milestone Tapes by Ashley Mackler-Paternostro

Categories: 4 butterflies, bewitching book tours, book tour, contemporary, drama, RBR, review
The Milestone Tapesby Ashley Mackler-Paternostro;Editions: ebook, paperbackPublished March 13th 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)Source: review copyJenna Chamberland never wanted anything more than to be a wife and mother. That is, until she realized that her life was ending after a three-year battle against breast cancer. Now, all she really wants is more time.With 4,320 hours left to live, Jenna worries for her loved ones and what she knows awaits them on the other side: Gabe will have to make the slip from husband to widower, left alone Read more [...]

Q&A with Ashley Mackler-Paternostro

Categories: bewitching book tours, book tour, interview
About the Author:Ashley Mackler-Paternostro was born in Naperville, Illinois, where she still lives with her husband Mark and their three dogs.“We have such a normal life. And I’m really so lucky, my husband Mark is absolutely the biggest supporter of my writing. It’s … amazing. I have no right to be this fortunate … and yet, I am.”A hairstylist by trade, Ashley will often say that some of the best stories she has ever heard were told to her while working behind the chair. A life long reader with an insatiable appetite for good books, Read more [...]

Hoppity hop Galore #16: Bad reviews I bought the book for…

Categories: #FF, book blog hop, meme
Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?Ohoho, plenty of them. I'm the type of review reader that will want to read books that provoked extreme reactions. So a 5 star review and a 1 star review or a DNF that specifies why it didn't work out is very likely to get me shopping for that title.But see, I'm a bit of a special (mental) case, because titles I like aren't available to me though a library. So it doesn't make a difference if I want to just read it to check it out for myself or if I'd want to buy it, either way I'd have to buy Read more [...]

Review: Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers

Categories: 4 butterflies, His Fair Assassin series, historical, netgalley, paranormal, R.L. LaFevers, RBR, review, some romance, ya
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1)by R.L. LaFevers;Editions: ebook, hardcover, paperback;Published April 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;Source: netgalley;Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin Read more [...]