Sunday Post: Book Haul

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

So it's been a while since I've done one of these. Mostly I've just been busy. My husband switched jobs and the new schedule is even rougher then I thought it would be. (plus other crazy things like dropping my phone in my daughters and our cars breaking) My kids might just still be adjusting and with the Holiday season probably doesn't help. I'm hoping things calm down after the New Year. Really though I can' write this post without the chorus of "mommy, mommy" I actually don't have anything specific planned for the blog until next week so I can relax. Meaning no blog tours or things. I still have a bunch of reviews to put up and I've lost track of my amazon reviews so I want to make sure that's up to date too.

So I can't remember what I've gotten and when as far as book haul.

These are some things I won maybe in November. The Ipad Mini from Entangled Publishing because they are awesome (I think that even without winning and ipad), The Chelsea Fine books signed from a Charity Auction, and then Never Fade from Publishing Crawl.

I don't really get books for Christmas. My family has deemed that to hard an endeavor because they have seen my shelves and feel like I can buy my own books.

My mom did get me this cool Pride and Prejudice Bag and pencil case I guess. I'm not sure but I can put my kindle and things in the little bag. I also got a Harry Potter magnet and Desk Calendar.

Now I did a huge happy dance when I wasn't expecting anything in the mail and this beauty came...

I'm pretty pumped about it.

So hopefully next week I will be up and running with all kinds of fun things. At least I hope. I might have to get up in the middle of the night to work on the blog though. lol.

NEEDING HER- Molly McAdams Prank-Tacular Blog Tour


Molly McAdams is pulling a prank on the internet to celebrate the release of her prank-tastic novella, Needing Her, on 12/23! For eight days until Needing Her goes on-sale, the internet will be brimming with New Adult celebs like J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, and more—all pretending to be the REAL Molly McAdams. All have filled out the same Q&A, so it’s up to the fans to guess which one is the real Molly! Each day, a new Q&A will go live on a variety of blogs, and if you guess who’s answering the questions in the comments, you could win a fabulous gift basket, including books from all the participating authors, as well as a prank “starter-kit,” for your own practical jokes. Here are the participants:

Molly McAdams
J. Lynn
Monica Murphy
Lisa DesRochers
Jay Crownover
Sophie Jordan
Nichole Chase
Blogger Yara Santos of Once Upon A Twilight

So see if you can guess who’s who by commenting, and you’ll be entered to win a lavish prize basket. And check all the other participating blogs until 12/23 to see if you can pick out the REAL Molly McAdams. Identities will be revealed, and the winner will be announced on 12/24, on these blogs as well as on the Between the Covers FB page.

12/22 –Molly McAdams Pretender #7

Favorite food?
Fried pickles!

Favorite color?

Favorite band and / or favorite song?
Imagine Dragons

How do you come up with your book ideas?
From everywhere! Random, stray thoughts.

What’s the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?
A rubber band around the sink nozzle so that it sprays who ever turns it on. Kills me every time! Well, it might get me killed if I keep doing it to my husband.

What’s your fascination with cops and detectives?
I wanted to be a cop when I was a little girl.

What’s the thing you love most about Needing Her?
The banter and real feel of their relationship.

A fabulous, fun, and sexy New Adult novella from New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams. If you loved Connor in From Ashes, this is the story for you.

She's the girl next door
Maci Price isn't really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the right guy—and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.

He's her brother's best friend
Connor Green is trying to find himself again. He loved, then lost, and it's time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but Maci, who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell.

They're made for each other
When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all-out war leads to a night that will break all their rules … and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they're electric. Apart they're safe. And soon they'll each find that they're exactly what the other needs.


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The Offering by Kimberly Derting Book Blast #Giveaway

The Offering by Kimberly Derting

True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.

Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.

When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.

But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.

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Praise for The Offering

"This was a truly epic ending to the series." --Crystal Perkins, Goodreads Review

"The final book in Kimberly Derting’s Pledge trilogy is a thrilling conclusion. I was immediately swept up into it and powered right through. It was pretty much what I wanted with a few surprises along the way." --Krys at Bibliopunkk Reads
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Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING (coming April 2014 from HarperTeen). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.

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Offering Tour 

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Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin Blog Tour #outoftime #GuestPost #Giveaway

Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin
December 2013

Desperate to keep him...

I've finally gotten everything I ever wanted: love, freedom, happiness, and, most importantly, Finn. Our love is everything I expected it to be and more. We've finally found each other, but the world seems determined to tear us apart. We thought my father was the only obstacle between us, but now it's the military. With Finn’s departure looming, we’re squeezing in every moment together before we run out of time.

Trying to make every moment count…

Being Carrie’s bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she’s mine is a day the sun shines in my life. Yet our time together is running out. Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough, so I’ll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her love. But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive--the girl I can't live without.

Time only gets us so far...

Top favorite New Adult Books

Since my latest New Adult book just came out on December 3rd, OUT OF TIME (Out Of Line #2), I thought it would be fun to write a post about my favorite New Adult books of all time. I’m addicted to the genre, so I’ve been reading A LOT of them!!

Here goes!

1. Foreplay by Sophie Jordan. I literally devoured this one! It was deliciously addictive, and I couldn’t put it down! It had a tortured hero and an equally tortured heroine, so it was a fun treat for me!

2. Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne. I loved the storyline of Pretty Woman meets She’s All That, but with a fresh twist that left you dying for more. Such a fun read!

3. Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein. It was a fun, flirty read about a grad-student that writes erotica in secrecy. It was fun watching her grow into the role more and more, and not be so worried about what others thought about her!

4. The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely. Talk about damaged, tortured souls! This one is an addicting, thrilling ride. Don’t miss it!

5. Last, but not least, I’ll have to go with the series by Caisey Quinn: Girl with Guitar and Girl on Tour! There will be a third book, too, and this series is fresh, fun, and at times heartbreaking. Don’t miss this series!

Okay, I’ll make myself stop there, but I could go on and on and on about the New Adult books I love. I’m not kidding! What are some of your favorite New Adult books lately?

I’d love to know!

Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.



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The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons Cover Reveal

February 13, 2014
Carly Stevens designed the cover with artwork from Kelsey Patton

What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?

Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.

But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.

About Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.


Twelve Steps by Veronic Bartles Cover Reveal @vbartles @swoonromance

Twelve Steps
by Veronica Bartles
Release Date: 03/25/14

Sixteen-year-old Andi is tired of being a second-class sibling to perfect sister Laina. There in Laina's shadow, Andi's only noticeable feature is her pretty awesome hair. And even that is eclipsed by Laina's perfect everything else.
 When Andi’s crush asks her to fix him up with Laina, Andi decides enough is enough and devises a twelve-step program to wrangle the spotlight away from Laina. After all, great hair must count for something.

Step 1: Admit she’s powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks. OK, maybe that's two steps in one.

Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities besides great hair. There have got to be at least three good qualities, right?

Step 7: Demand attention for more than just her shortcomings, and break out of her shell. Easier said that done, but worth the effort in the long-run. 

When a stolen kiss from her crush ends in disaster, Andi finds that her prince isn’t as charming as she'd hoped, and realizes she may need a new program--perhaps with less steps!
 As cracks in Laina’s flawless fa├žade begin to show, the sisters work together to find a spotlight big enough for both to shine.

About the Author

As the second of eight children and the mother of four, Veronica Bartles is no stranger to the ups and downs of sibling relationships. (She was sandwiched between the gorgeous-and-insanely-popular older sister and the too-adorable-for-words younger sister.) She uses this insight to write stories about siblings who mostly love each other, even while they’re driving one another crazy.   When she isn’t writing or getting lost in the pages of her newest favorite book, Veronica enjoys knitting fabulous bags and jewelry out of recycled plastic bags and old VHS tapes, sky diving (though she hasn’t actually tried that yet), and inventing the world’s most delectable cookie recipes.

TWELVE STEPS is Veronica Bartles's first novel. 


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