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Cover Reveal & Giveaway | Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas

I don’t normally do cover reveals but this is a must-see for one of my favorite authors, Liz Czukas! Her books are so lovely, fun, and down-to-earth and THROWING MY LIFE AWAY is no exception! I had the pleasure of reading it early and you won’t want to miss this one!! But I know, I know, TL;DR you just want to see the cover…

Before we reveal the cover to you, here’s a little info about the book, here’s a special message from the author herself!

I am so excited to share this cover with you all! I am seriously in love with it. Sarah from Okay Creations did such an amazing job! I can’t wait for you all to read the book so you can see exactly how perfect each one of the images she chose is. Seriously when I saw it, I was almost spooked by how utterly perfect they were.

It’s completely surreal to be sharing this cover so close to the release! In only 5 days, Throwing My Life Away will be up on all digital platforms and also available in paperback. Such a change from the usual way, where we have to wait months just drooling over a gorgeous cover image before we get to see it in person.

And you guys, seriously, the paperback is possibly even more gorgeous. I’ll post pics as soon as I can.

Thank you Sarah, for the bee-you-ti-ful cover! I’m proud to have it among my covers. And a huge huge thank you to all the awesome bloggers who have helped to spread this cover far and wide. The support of the book blogging community is one of my absolute favorite parts of being an author.

Now for the giveway! You could win one of three paperback copies of Throwing My Life Away! If the winner is in the US, I can send a signed copy, but that doesn’t mean you international peeps can’t enter! You’ll get a paperback copy shipped to you, and I’d be happy to drop a signed bookplate in the mail to go with it!

Okay, READY??? Here’s the cover reveal for THROWING MY LIFE AWAY by Liz Czukas!!







AHHH it’s absolutely gorgeous!! I absolutely love the font and colors and photos! 

THROWING MY LIFE AWAY will be on sale on December 20th! Check out all the details for the book below!

Title: THROWING MY LIFE AWAY by Liz Czukas
Publication Date: December 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
Goodreads: Throwing My Life Away
Synopsis: 7 photographs, 2 weeks, an entire life to get back. No problem, right?

After her stepfather accidentally throws away her high school mementos, sentimental Mariska is pretty sure the world is over. That is, until she comes up with a plan. She’s going to recreate her past, with a little help from her friends.

It’s not easy to rally everyone into helping, especially Caine, who couldn’t be less sentimental about anything if he were a park bench. But from a guerilla kite festival to convincing her ex-boyfriend to recreate her lost prom picture, Mariska is willing to do what it takes.

With a little nudging from Caine, Mariska starts to realize she can’t actually get her past back. And maybe that’s okay. Because while she’s so focused on the past, she’s missing out on the present, where her friends are busy having the summer of their lives. And where funny, quiet Caine might just be the future she never knew she wanted.

Hope you guys enjoyed the cover reveal! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!! Click on the image below to be taken to the giveaway entry!

Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary | Series Appreciation

Hi, friends! Today I’m sharing a little series appreciation for the Vampire Academy books in conjunction with its 10th anniversary and special edition release! When I got an email from Penguin asking to share some favorite things about the series, I knew this would be a perfect post for me to write.

See, I got into Vampire Academy after the Twilight/vampire craze. My friend Lisa introduced me to the books and I was like, “Ehhh, I don’t know. Vampires? Aren’t we done with this?” I had no desire to read a vampire novel after my Twilight frenzy wore off but Lisa’s a pretty good judge of books and had just gotten me hooked on The Hunger Games (which I devoured) so I trusted her recommendation and became hooked!

Although the Vampire Academy series is about vampires, it has a whole lot more going on than just that. There are best friendships, steamy romances, wonderful bonds, society politics, and a whole lot of “omg” moments! The series is really special to me because it was one of the series that brought me onto the YA scene and into a whole new set of books that I didn’t even know existed because I wasn’t looking at “teen” books. While the series deals with many typical young adult moments like first loves, friendships, mean girls, and high school, it also has so many different levels of politics, plenty of action, a whole lot of adventure, and some pretty wild moments that always left my jaw on the floor! Richelle Mead put quite a few good shocking moments in this series, especially in the first few books, and I was constantly flipping pages to see what she’d surprise me with next!

I can say that it’s “so much more than a vampire series” for those who are hesitant about vampire books but it was also really awesome to see vampires in a little different light. There are different types of vampires within the realm of the supernatural in this series ranging from mortal but with supernatural powers to the “typical” undead vampire. I really loved how the range of the average vampire was expanded and really explored!

Then there’s the romance. There are SO many good romances throughout this series but the relationship between Rose and Dimitri is just so swoony! I don’t know why but it totally got me, despite the age difference which I’m usually not on board with. I just love the tension, how it’s sort of forbidden, and the push and pull that happens throughout the series.

If you haven’t yet, hopefully you’ll give the Vampire Academy series a shot! It was one of my favorites, especially when I first started reading YA, and I think it really appeals to a wide range of readers on a few different levels! Ready to jump into the series? Check out a little bit more on the special anniversary edition of the first book!


Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players:

  • The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty…
  • Hello My Name is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt…
  • The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…
  • From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school–it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s–the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi–the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires–make Lissa one of them forever.


You can enter to win one of five copies of this beautiful anniversary edition that are up for grabs from Penguin Random House! Check out the Rafflecopter form below as well as legal and rules that follow. Good luck!!

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Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) paperback copies of Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead (ARV = $11.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 9:00 AM Eastern Time on November 29, 2016 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 5, 2016. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about December 12, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Life Lessons From Gayle Forman | Favorite Quotes

Gayle Forman is one of my all-time favorite authors. IF I STAY was one of the first young adult contemporary books that I read (thank you, book bloggers, for the rec!) way back when I first started blogging. I instantly fell in love with her writing, her characters, and how much emotion she could pack into a story that was just over 200 pages. I didn’t hesitate to pick up every book of Gayle’s that followed and I’ve truly loved each and every one of them.

One of the things that I love the most about Gayle Forman’s books is the ability to feel the intensity of each character’s feelings and how well I can relate to them on any scale. There are some amazingly beautiful quotes that have really touched me personally and some wonderful characters that I felt completely connected to, like Allyson in JUST ONE DAY and Adam in WHERE SHE WENT.

I’ve become a little bit (okay, a lot) obsessed with Gayle Forman’s books… and the collector in me naturally couldn’t resist any format of her collection that I could get my hands on. I started with adding the hardcovers to my collection when I purchased them upon meeting her (!!!) and then slowly but surely filled out the entire collection! I only collect the books that really mean a lot to me so clearly this shows exactly how much they really are a part of my life!

Today, we’re celebrating the life lessons that Gayle Forman has taught us in conjunction with Penguin Teen’s celebration and launch of the I WAS HERE paperback release. I’ve selected some of my all-time favorite quotes to share with you today and my favorite life-lessons that I’ve learned from Gayle Forman books. I’ve said it in previous posts but it always bears repeating that I truly have learned so much about myself through her characters and the stories that she’s penned for her readers. I relived and worked through situations from my past through their experiences and learned to let go of things I didn’t even realize I was holding onto. Her books have truly been life lessons to me and I’m so grateful for each one of them and the things that I take from them!


if i stay quote     where she went quote Just one day quote     just one day quote just one day quote     i was here quote

Which Gayle Forman quote or book is your favorite? Which book speaks the most to you? I think for me, it was JUST ONE DAY!

And don’t miss Penguin Teen’s own life-lessons on their Tumblr account! Check out “Six Life Lessons You Learned from Gayle Forman“!


Oh, yes! There’s also a giveaway! Penguin Teen is giving away Gayle Forman’s complete collection in paperback to five lucky winners! The  books included will be: I WAS HERE paperback, JUST ONE DAY box set (JUST ONE DAY, JUST ONE YEAR, JUST ONE NIGHT), and IF I STAY box set (IF I STAY, WHERE SHE WENT). US Residents only, please. Must be 13 years of age or older to win. Good luck! 


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Quiz: Which YA Fantasy World Would You Live In?

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This all started with an offer from Penguin Teen to read the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes! (Thanks again, Penguin!) I hadn’t read it before and I’ve been meaning to for ages, honestly — ever since I really started getting into fantasy — so I immediately said yes! Along with reading FALLING KINGDOMS, we’re each supposed to share what fantasy world we would choose to live in or conquer and that question was a lot harder than I first thought it was!

I’ve become quite the fantasy nut. I started reading YA because that was where I was finding all of the dystopian novels (so thanks, dystopian!) but once I figured out that there were all different kinds of fantasy and not just Lord of the Rings (sorry, LotR fans… it wasn’t for me) quickly started gobbling up all of the young adult fantasy I could get my hands on. I discovered there were still some books I didn’t jive with but that’s honestly true of any genre so I didn’t become discouraged. Instead, I dove further into fantasy and fell into some of the most amazing worlds and stories that I’ve ever read! 

Now that fantasy is one of my favorite genres, it was a bit difficult to pick my favorite. Writing a whole post about ONE fantasy world that I would live in? That’s way too hard! (Or I could just say “Harry Potter” and be done with it, since that’s always true…) The more I thought about it, the more I knew I couldn’t make this decision on my own… So I made a quiz! Naturally, I wanted to share the quiz with everyone else since this post most likely has you wondering which fantasy world you would choose to be a part of so fear not, fantasy friends! You can take this very quiz below!

WAIT!! Don’t skip to the quiz yet! (Promise me you didn’t. You didn’t, right? Or at least came back here? I’m not done yet!) So for this quiz, I took all of my favorite fantasy worlds as possible candidates, created some fun questions, and then yes, I took my own quiz. Honestly, it was impossible to cheat because some questions have more than one answer and some worlds apply to more than one possibility. It truly is a random quiz even though I knew what the answers were!

Okay, now’s the time to take the quiz and tell me what your answer is!!


So what answer did you get? I belong in… Ravka! That’s totally an awesome answer since The Grisha Trilogy is one of my all-time favorites and I think it would be awesome to be a Grisha! (Honestly. My friends and I have had discussions on which Grisha power we’d have so I’ve already put careful consideration into this. I’m a Squaller. I’m not quite sure why but that felt right. My husband would obviously be a Fabrikator (a Durast to be more specific) since that is his job in real life, just not with magic.) The life isn’t too scary either and let’s be honest… I’m no Alina. I’d probably try to stay away from the whole warring part. Good thing I’m not a Sun Summoner who’s attracted the attention of The Darkling!

Which YA fantasy world would you be in? Take the quiz above and find out!

Ravka is pretty awesome and I’m totally happy with that but which fantasy world would I want to be in? Okay, okay, so the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is totally one of my answers. I mean a SCHOOL of MAGIC? Plus all of those amazing shops, bars (can they really drink butterbeer that young? Does butterbeer get you drunk? Do we still not have a real answer for this???), and friends. How can you not?? When I put a lot of thought into it, I think aside from Harry Potter, my fantasy-loving heart really wants to be found in some adult fantasy books! I thought about including them in the quiz but I really didn’t want to open it up to adult books because there’s just so much I have left to explore in adult fantasy that I decided to keep this quiz strictly YA. I think if I had my choice, though, I’d probably be an Arcanist at the University in The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss or an Allomancer in Luthadell in Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I became obsessed with Allomancy, how it worked, and what sort of power I would have (still not sure yet) and I absolutely fell in love with the University, its students, and of course with Kvothe! I think those would truly be the worlds I would choose to be a part of. If you decided TL;DR, then you’re right — let’s agree on Harry Potter.

 Don’t forget to take the quiz above and let me know your results! Or if your heart’s desire didn’t match your quiz results, which fantasy world would YOU choose to be a part of?

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And don’t forget to check out the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes! It is what inspired this whole post, afterall, and I think I may have to binge read this series! The first three books are out now with book four, FROZEN TIDES, come out soon in December! 














Oh yes, there’s also a giveaway!!! If you want to win the first three books in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes — SIGNED!! — then all you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below! The giveaway is open until 11/27/15. Three winners will be chosen by Penguin Teen at random. US entries only, please.    a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Tour: What’s Your Winner’s Curse? (Plus Giveaway!)

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What’s Your Winner’s Curse?

The ‘Winner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price.  What would you pay too much for?

This is quite the interesting question posed to us bloggers by Macmillan and it really made me reflect on my life and see what my true “Winner’s Curse” would be. There really aren’t that many things that whip me into a frenzy, causing me to spend more money than I normally would (except, of course, books… which was the first thing that came to mind haha!) Ever since we bought our house and spent so much money on our wedding, my husband and I have gotten better about saving money… But the more I thought about it, there are two things that naturally are expensive and have me justifying the amount of money that I’d spend on them even if the cost is exorbitant: upgrades for my house and vacations.



My bookcase is one of the first upgrades/big projects we did for our house. After saying adios to my apartment, I left the crappy (and falling apart) bookcases behind. As much as that pained me, I knew we would build a glorious bookcase in our new home… And we did just that! It was a large sum of money but my husband has a friend who builds homes for a living and was wonderful enough to do this project for us on the side. We stained it ourselves which was a TOTAL pain (and I will never do that again — because it was already assembled) but LOOK HOW GLORIOUS! The money and time and effort was totally worth it and I’d do it all over again. We’re also getting a pantry build in our dining room because we REALLY REALLY need the storage space so as you can see… money is already going into some flashy home improvements!

God forbid we ever move (we will eventually, I’m sure), we cannot take this built-in bookcase with us. Alas. We’ve spent a lot of money on it and as much as I would LIKE to try to take it with, that’s impossible. BUT we can always build a new one someday… In the meantime, I’m always pinning more bookcases and libraries on my Shelf Envy Pinterest board! We may have to use these for inspiration someday ;D





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Shane and I got married this past November and we went to Aruba on our honeymoon. I’ve NEVER taken a trip like that before (we go on trips all of the time but usually always in the US and never quite so expensive) and I’ll be honest… we did not pay that all in one lump sum haha. I almost NEVER buy things if I can’t afford to pay for them outright (house, car, wedding, etc aside) so the fact that we took this very expensive (well, very expensive for us) vacation to Aruba was quite the splurge for us! We justified it because it was our honeymoon, but I’d also like to take some more expensive and/or “dream” vacations someday!

I think we’ll always love splurging on trips, though. It’s sort of become something that we do together and do often. It doesn’t have to be far but we’ll grab a hotel room up in Milwaukee for a weekend, take a stay-cation in downtown Chicago, or camp in the Snowy Mountains in Wyoming. No matter where we go, we always have a good time and our travel memories are some of my favorites! I love visiting new places (and some old ones too) with Shane and I look forward to doing this for the rest of our lives, even if it’s something that we spend maybe a little TOO much money on sometimes. These are the ways we treat ourselves!

I had SUCH a blast today on the blog tour for THE WINNER’S CURSE and THE WINNER’S CRIME! Thank you again to the always fabulous folks at Macmillan for putting this tour together. They’re always such wonderful hosts and they set up these fabulous tours so we can bring you wonderful books — and giveaways too!

Don’t forget that you can find out more about the tour as well as both books in the series so far at the links below! 

  • Check out the entire blog tour schedule to see the rest of The Winner’s Curse choices from other bloggers as well as their own personal giveaways!
  • You can check out everything about The Winner’s Curse series on The Winner’s Trilogy website!
  • You can also play Bite and Sting, the game in the book! (I’ve played the game myself and it’s a LOT of fun!!!)
  • Don’t forget to follow #TheWinnersCurse hashtag on Twitter as well!


Want to win a copy of THE WINNER’S CRIME? I bet you do! Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! This will be a finished copy — not an ARC. Winner must be 13 years of age or older and a resident of the United States. Good luck!!!

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Welcome to the blog tour for WHEN JOSS MET MATT by Ellie Cahill!

I read WHEN JOSS MET MATT a couple months ago because I just couldn’t wait and I absolutely looooved it. I haven’t had the best track record with new adult books BUT I knew that this one was by Liz Czukas (who chose the pen name Ellie Cahill for her new adult adventure) and I’ve loved her other books so I felt confident I would enjoy WJMM as well — and the book TOTALLY exceeded my expectations!

Before hopping into the tour post, I want to share with you a little bit more about the book for those who aren’t already acquainted with it! 

When Joss Met Matt Eliie Cahill Liz Czukas


In the tradition of New Adult superstar Jessica Sorensen, Ellie Cahill’s debut novel is a charming friends-with-benefits story… with a twist!

  “What if after every bad breakup, there was someone to help “cleanse your palate”—someone who wouldn’t judge you, who was great in bed, someone you were sure not to fall in love with? “Sorbet sex” could solve everything—as long as it never got too sweet.
    Joss and Matt have been friends since freshman year of college, meeting one night after Joss is dumped by her boyfriend. After a few drinks, Matt humors her with a proposition: that he’ll become her go-to guy whenever she needs to heal a broken heart. In return, she’ll do the same for him. The #1 Rule: They’ll never fall in love with each other. People scoff at the arrangement. But six years later, Joss and Matt are still the best of friends . . . with benefits.
    Through a string of boyfriends and girlfriends—some almost perfect, some downright wrong—Joss and Matt are always there for each other when the going gets tough. No strings. No attachments. Piece of cake. No problem. After all, since they wrote the rules, surely they can play by them. Or can they?

I’m friends with a lot of fellow YA readers and I feel like they’ve been in the same boat as me — the new adult books we’ve tried so far just really haven’t been the books for us, and that’s understandable. I feel like when I read mostly YA, sometimes it’s hard to change mindsets and if I’m reading books with straight-up romance (hello, this book has literally been designed around sex), I still find myself looking for great characters and plot and then some. I’m not normally an new adult reader and my NA choices are usually for the whole package and not just the romance. Anyway — long story short, you needn’t worry about WHEN JOSS MET MATT. It’s simply fantastic all around and it instantly became one of my favorites… like, ever.

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite aspects of the book and reasons I think you should read it if it’s not already on your list of books to read! Here are…



WHEN JOSS MET MATT was a palate cleanser for me. Both in new adult selections and just reading in general. It was positively delightful, everything I look for in contemporary, and a breath of fresh air. It kind of gave me a book hangover… but it was also a very cleansing read!!


The relationship between Joss and Matt is super sweet. Yes, they invent sorbet sex so okay, it gets a little spicy, but they have an amazing friendship going on and I love how they’re always there for each other no matter what. There’s a fair share of sexy times but that doesn’t take away from how sweet their relationship really is.


I didn’t want to stop reading this book!!! Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down. I think a lot of people will feel the same way and just want to read it all at once. I don’t blame them! It was so easy to read, so much fun, and I was completely invested.


I think all kinds of readers will make a connection with this one. It’s New Adult, but it also has great appeal to YA readers and I think anything can really extend upward to adult readers. I think this one will certainly be a crowd pleaser!


There are some moments that make a reader cringe — but in a good way. Any conflict between Joss and Matt just made me sad, of course. But at the same time, it’s a necessary evil. They both go through some big changes and sometimes there’s a little tartness!


This book was just a great mix of everything. The relationships were great, the swoons were there, the characters were awesome, the setting was stellar (college! Wisconsin! — I’m a midwest girl so that appealed to me), and I really just loved everything about it. Every single piece came together to make one amazing book.


And of course, let’s not forget the passion (kidding. We couldn’t). The chemistry between Joss and Matt is GREAT and the sorbet sex! It sort of just makes your heart leap to see these two get together. Even besides passion for another character, each person really sort of has their own passion in life and that’s great to see as well.

WELL, if you weren’t convinced before, I hope you are now! Read WHEN JOSS MET MATT! You won’t be disappointed!!!

Don’t forget that you can find out more about the book and the tour below! The schedule will be updated as the posts go live so keep checking back! 






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Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler: Release Day!

Happy LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT release day!


Today is the day that LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT by Dahlia Adler is available for purchase! WOO! (Well, purchase and instant gratification of owning it. Hopefully you guys pre-ordered it too!)

I’ve never been a big new adult fan up to this point. Mostly because I haven’t found the right book or exactly the right style for me. See, I’m more into the college side of new adult! Ever since I’ve been in college, I wanted to read books about college and I haven’t really found many that I really click with, mostly because they all seemed like romance novels (ROMANCE romance, not just contemporary) but at a younger age. Well romance novels aren’t really my thing. Yes, I do love a GREAT love story, but I don’t always need to know ALL of the details of the sexy times and sometimes things go a bit too far with the naughty bits for me. I’m not averse to reading them whatsoever, but the few new adult books I’ve read have just felt like overboard. Transition into my read of LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

I’ll have a full review coming later so I won’t say TOO much but I will tell you that this was a fantastic read for me. It had the college experience, a steamy romance (with just the right amount of details), a great conflict, wonderful friendships, diversity, family, and more! Honestly, it was the perfect blend of everything for me. I’m SUPER grateful to Dahlia Adler for the review copy and for having me be a part of this release day!

Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler: Release Day!Title: Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler
Publishing Info: December 9, 2014 by Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: November 30, 2014

Lizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class, but at Radleigh University, all she's acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys. But all that changes when her parents are killed in a tragic accident, making her guardian to her two younger brothers. To keep them out of foster care, she'll have to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA—fast. Too bad the only person on campus she can go to for help is her humorless, pedantic Byzantine History TA, Connor Lawson, who isn't exactly Lizzie's biggest fan.
    But Connor surprises her. Not only is he a great tutor, but he’s also a pretty great babysitter. And chauffeur. And listener. And he understands exactly what it’s like to be on your own before you're ready. Before long, Lizzie realizes having a responsible-adult type around has its perks... and that she'd like to do some rather irresponsible (but considerably adult) things with him as well. Good thing he's not the kind of guy who'd ever reciprocate.
    Until he does.
    Until they turn into far more than teacher and student.
    Until the relationship that helped put their lives back together threatens everything they both have left.

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(or my millions of thank yous to Dahlia Adler)

DahliaAdler (533x640)Dahlia didn’t give us an official “about the author” section but I just wanted to say a couple things! I haven’t read BEHIND THE SCENES yet (total shame on me. Dahlia already knows this and I have a copy and I PROMISE I am reading it soon. For real, cross my heart.) but when I saw on Twitter that she had review copies available for her new adult book (that would be this one!!!) and was also looking for bloggers to help out with promotion and spreading the word, I immediately jumped on the opportunity.

I explained a bit earlier that before LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, I hadn’t read a lot of new adult. So why immediately grab this book? Honestly, it was all because of Dahlia. We ended up tweeting back and forth a little bit closer to the release date of BEHIND THE SCENES (just about things in general and I won a copy of her book too! Yay!) and we actually met at BEA but I don’t think we really knew who each other were (or did we? If so, not well anyway). Ever since then, I’ve been following Dahlia on Twitter and we still tweet back and forth and she is SO incredibly wonderful. She’s replied to so many of my tweets whether they be about life in general, books (DANGEROUS GIRLS!!!), and everything else in between — and she’s even taken the time to comment on my blog! Just the little things like replying to tweets and chatting back and forth really helped me make a personal connection and that connection motivated me so much to not only pick up her books but help promote like CRAZY. I really like Dahlia Adler and wish her all of the success possible with her books so I made it a point to do everything I could to make sure people not only knew about this book but felt motivated to buy it and fall in love with it too.

Anyway. Long story short, I just want to thank Dahlia again not only for this opportunity but taking the time out of her day to tweet readers and people who haven’t even read her books yet! She’s been so kind and so responsive and it’s just been a pleasure talking to her, working with her, and reading her book! (Soon to be bookS!) So yes, I loved LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, but I also love Dahlia. Go forth and buy this book, you guys!!! It was such a fun read, a great love story (whew, I am still thinking about this romance, and steamy too!), and you’ll be supporting a fantastic author to boot.

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for my official review of LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT AND an interview with Dahlia Adler coming up here soon too!

The Indigo Spell: WHO IS MARCUS FINCH? Winner reveal!


JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Hope everyone had fun with all of the Marcus Finch clues!! Know who he is yet?
Without further ado, here’s the winner for our giveaway of the hardcover copy of THE INDIGO SPELL!

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Congrats, Judith!!!! I’ll be sending you an email soon 🙂

The Indigo Spell: WHO IS MARCUS FINCH? Day Fifteen


JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The Indigo Spell coverFrom January 22nd to February 12th, each day I’ll be helping reveal a brand new clue to help us figure out WHO IS MARCUS FINCH? 

Is he competition for Adrian for Sydney’s heart?
Is he an Alchemist? An ex-Alchemist?
Is he good? Evil? A Warrior of Light?

Come back each day for another clue to help reveal the identity of Marcus Finch, and on the last day – February 12th – there will be a giveaway for one hardcover copy of THE INDIGO SPELL!


MISS A DAY? Check here for links to previous clues! 

Here’s the clue for Day FIFTEEN – LAST DAY!!!! 


Want more info on THE INDIGO SPELL? Check out the links below!

Bloodlines Website ||  Bloodlines Facebook page || Bloodlines trailer || Bloodlines excerpt

Hope you  had fun with the Marcus Finch Clues! Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of The Indigo Spell – This is the last day to enter!!! Then I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

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The Indigo Spell: WHO IS MARCUS FINCH? Day Fourteen


JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The Indigo Spell coverFrom January 22nd to February 12th, each day I’ll be helping reveal a brand new clue to help us figure out WHO IS MARCUS FINCH? 

Is he competition for Adrian for Sydney’s heart?
Is he an Alchemist? An ex-Alchemist?
Is he good? Evil? A Warrior of Light?

Come back each day for another clue to help reveal the identity of Marcus Finch, and on the last day – February 12th – there will be a giveaway for one hardcover copy of THE INDIGO SPELL!


MISS A DAY? Check here for links to previous clues! 

Here’s the clue for Day FOURTEEN

Keep checking back each day through February 12th to find out a little bit more everyday until we figure out the answer to WHO IS MARCUS FINCH?


Want more info on THE INDIGO SPELL? Check out the links below!

Bloodlines Website ||  Bloodlines Facebook page || Bloodlines trailer || Bloodlines excerpt

Don’t forget! Through all these clues, you can keep entering to win a hardcover copy of THE INDIGO SPELL! Check out the Rafflecopter below!

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