Follower Love Giveaway Hop


It’s that time again.  The time when I giveaway books!

I decided to enter the Follower Love Giveaway Hop because I appreciate all my followers and I think I’m pretty close to 1000 followers! Whoot! What better way to start off my favorite month.

This hop is sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Rachael Renee Anderson.  There are over 300 participating blogs in this one, so make sure to take a look at the linky list below and enter to win all those awesome prizes!

This one is simple, all you have to do is follow my blog and then enter through the rafflecopter widget below. The prize will be a book of your choice from book depository.  Simple, right?

That being said, if book depository delivers to you country than you can entry, so yes, it’s International.

For those that are still waiting on previous winnings, I’m SO sorry! I’m getting them out in the mail THIS WEEK!  Promise. Things have been a little hectic around here (you don’t even want to know, trust me) and I haven’t had a chance to get to the post office. 
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Happy Book Birthday ARTICLE 5 and INCARNATE


Happy book birthday to two fabulous ladies and their awesome books. 

ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons


New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials and maybe worse. People who get arrested don’t usually come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs—like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes—and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.


INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows:


Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

For more information on INCARNATE, visit the INCARNATE page or INCARNATE extras.

HarperTeen is giving away ten (10!) ARCs of INCARNATE on Goodreads. Add the book to your to-read list and click the “enter to win” button!

For more book news, check out HarperTeen, PitchDark, and EpicReads.

To comment or not to comment.


Okay, so with all the goodreads reviewer/author hullabaloo lately (if you have no idea what I’m talking about that’s good. Stay that way. 🙂 ), I’ve learned some important lessons. 

Most of which I already knew, but it only reinforced, so…YAY for learning!  🙂  But now I find myself in a bit of a quandry.  As many of you know, I’ve just revealed my gorgeous cover and a few of you have already put RENEGADE for your WoW Wendnesdays, which tickles me pink.  That’s not my dilema–I love everyone of you who have said you wanted to read my book, or added it to goodreads, or…well, the list goes on and on really. What my question is, is this: What am I supposed to do when someone links me to their post mentioning my book–whether that post be a review, a WoW Wednesday, a cover love post, or whatever, what do I do?

We’ve learned from the goodreads drama that authors should never, never, never, never respond to reviews (whether they’re good OR bad), but what if the person WANTS you to read it?  What if it’s not a review? 

I’ve seen some authors who retweet every good mention or post or whathaveyou, but I’ve heard that’s a no-no.  That you shouldn’t retweet that praise yourself, that you should let others do that for you.  But I’m wondering, if because of these other authors doing that, if readers expect that and when it doesn’t happen, if they feel they’re being snubbed (Which is the LAST thing I want to do.)

And if someone truly wants me to know they mentioned my book (they tweeted me the link after all) I want to acknowledge them.  Just because they took the time to let me know what they did. Plus I have a personal policy to answer EVERY blog/FB comment, tweet mention, email, etc.  I WANT to have that personal connection with my readers.

But I also understand some readers may not want that personal connection. They may see my re-tweet of their post or whathaveyou as intrusive or bothersome.  Maybe they even feel like I’m reading over their shoulder.  And I definitely don’t want that. 

So where is the happy middle-ground here? How do I respond to the people who’ve pointed me to their post?  And while I haven’t come across this yet, I’m sure I will. What if that post isn’t a good one?  Do I acknowledge it with a thank you? Or leave it be?

Waiting On Wednesday: Everneath by Brodi Ashton


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

First, I also blogged over at the BNW blog about thinking positively as a New Year’s goal.

And now my selection for this week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is: EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton.

Again, this is another book I heard about because of the apocalypsies. The cover just blew me away and, as I’ve stated before, I’m a cover whore. 🙂 And, not only that, but it just sounds fantastic.

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld… this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s…

And have you SEEN the trailer?!


>Whoot!! It’s finally the day of RENEGADE’s cover reveal!  YAY!  I’m SO EXCITED!

To make things easier for those looking to just see the cover, here are the links to the FULL cover and contest.  They’ll have instructions on their posts if you want to enter the scavenger hunt.

So without further adieu, the blogs hosting my full cover reveal:

Reading Teen 
Books Complete Me
Stuck in Books
Mundie Moms
A Simple Love of Reading (post not up yet)