The Mailbox Post February 6th to 11th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a good week. I just quickly wanted to share a book I got in the mail from Quirk books this past week:

Book Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston

Its Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston. Its schedule to be released April 4th 2017.

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.
 
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

This sounds like it will be a really good read. Thanks once again Quirk for sending me this to review.

Cover Reveal/ Project Pandora

Title: Project Pandora (The Olympus Experiment, #1)
Author: Aden Polydoros
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Description: 
Olympus is rising…
Tyler hasn’t been feeling like himself lately, his dreams are full of violence and death, and there are days where he can’t remember where he’s been.
Miles away, Shannon finds herself haunted by similar nightmares. She is afraid that she has done something terrible.
As the daughter of a state senator, Elizabeth has everything she could ever hope for. But when an uninvited guest interrupts a fundraising gala and stirs up painful memories, everything goes downhill fast.
Murder is what Hades is good at. So when two of his comrades go AWOL, he is rewarded with the most exhilarating hunt of his lifetime. For him, the game has just begun.
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Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library.
As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encourage by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin Project Pandora. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.
 
Link to Exclusive Cover Reveal on YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-31

2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge (February)

I decided that I will be making a monthly post that will feature the books I currently have downloaded from NetGalley and Edelweiss and I will update this everytime I get accepted for a book (both from the read now and publishers acceptance) as well  with review links as well as a place so you can see how I am doing with the challenge and the books I have downloaded.

Here is the February list of the books I have currently downloaded to read:

  1. Mermaid Trouble Fairy Tales Hunters #1 by Andy Mulberry
  2. March Buzz Books Monthly

Books to read in Challenge this month:
Books read in challenge this month:

Books to read in the challenge to date: 9

Books read in Challenge to date: 7

Book Goals:  /50

The Mailbox Post January 30th to February 4th

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 

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It feels like its been a little while since I have done a weekly mailbox post and gotten books in the mail. So I was happy when the mail lady rang the bell this week to hand me two packages. Inside the packages were these two books:

Book Sisters Of Blood And Spirit by Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross. This is the first book in the series.

Book Captive by Aimée Carter

Captive by Aimee Carter. This is the second book in the Blackcoat Rebellion series.

Both of these books were a freebie that I picked up with my Harlequin Reward My Rewards Program.

If you are new to the Harlequin My Rewards Program its a fun, FREE program that rewards you for all the Harlequin books you buy in stores, online and at Harlequin.com.

There are four easy ways to get My Reward points:

  1. Purchase Harlequin books at any store, including Harlequin.com. You’ll earn 100 points for each $1 of the book cover price. To get the points for books purchased in store all you need to do is email them a copy of your receipt.Earn 100 points for each $1 of the book cover price. Cover prices can be checked online or on the back of each book.
  2. Complete your Romance Reader Profile and earn 2000 points just for telling us what you love to read.
  3. Take our weekly Book Challenges and earn bonus points by tweeting about a book, sharing book ideas, completing surveys and more. Check in every week to see the latest challenge. There is usually new stuff every Monday and Thursday.
  4. Participate in our fun and exciting Facebook activities. Check in every week to see what’s new.

To use my referral link to sign up all you need to do is CLICK ON THIS and it will take you directly there and I would greatly appreciate because all referral links will be credited towards a free book.

To redeem for a free book valued at $8.99 or less you need 5000 My Rewards points. You can redeem for a free physical book or an ebook and shipping is completely free. There is so much you can do on the Harlequin My Rewards site that you should go and check it out.

Book Spotlight/ Once Upon a Valentine’s Day: Romance Sampler

Find your perfect hero just in time for Valentine’s Day with a sneak peek at nine sizzling romances!

Whether you’re looking for an office romance with gorgeous Mr. Right, to be whisked away on a passionate island escape with a billionaire, or awaiting a full Texan ranch experience (complete with your very own cowboy), these alpha males are sure to make you swoon! So settle in for a wild ride with this free Valentine’s Day sampler featuring excerpts from nine new novels written by today’s hottest authors.

Featuring extended excerpts from:
•     Under Pressure by Lori Foster
•     Her Sweetest Fortunes by Stella Bagwell
•     Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas
•     The Last Di Sione Claims His Prize by Maisey Yates
•     Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan
•     Renegade’s Pride by B.J. Daniel
•     Two-Week Texas Seduction by Cat Schield
•     Dominate Me by Stacey Lynn
•     Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers

I have to admit that whenever I am on NetGalley and I see sampler books available to read now I instantly download them. I love getting sneak peeks at upcoming books. Its nice to see Harlequin jumping into this as well.

If your a regular reader of my blog you will notice that I don’t tend to read and review a lot of romance and that’s a personal choice for me as I don’t tend to gravitate towards this genre of reading but I have to admit that after reading this sampler a few books have peeked my interest such as:

Book Under Pressure: Built For Love Bonus by Lori Foster

Book Her Sweetest Fortune by Stella Bagwell

Book Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers

These books are all out and available to purchase online or at your favorite bookstore. I know I will be looking for these books.

Do any of these books interest you? What will you be reading on Valentine’s Day?

Book Spotlight/ February Buzz Books

As you know from reading this blog I am a huge fan of PublishersLunch and their putting together their twice a year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter) Buzz Books for the upcoming book season because its a great way to hear and read sneak peeks of upcoming titles that are the buzz for the season that you might not know about. Its a great way to discover some hidden gems in the pile.

Well starting in January they started doing the exact same thing (with the twice a year Buzz Books) but along with that they are adding a monthly sneak peek that will offer six excerpts of books due out that month as well as a preview of the books coming out that month. How great is that?

The monthly buzz books consist of fiction, debut fiction, non fiction and young adult, along with books that are releasing week by week.

I thought that I would share with you some books that are being released this month that have peaked my interest:

Book All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is scheduled to be released February 7th.

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.
Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.
But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career and–maybe, just maybe–his soulmate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future–our future–is supposed to be.
All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent.

Book The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan’s Tale is scheduled to be released February 21st and the not sure what the cover will look like.

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival 

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

Book A Piece Of The World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden.”

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.

As she did in her beloved smash bestsellerOrphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.

Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Book The Edge Of Everything by Jeff Giles

For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods–only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both.

Gripping and full of heart, this epic start to a new series will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

Book On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

Ainsley O’Leary is so ready to get married—she’s even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn’t anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blogwhich (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who’s already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

Kate has always been so poised, so self-assured, but Nathan’s death shatters everything she thought she knew—including her husband—and sometimes the people who step up aren’t the ones you expect. With seven years and a murky blended-family dynamic between them, Ainsley and Kate have never been overly close, but their shared sorrow dovetails their faltering worlds into one.

Despite the lifetime of history between them, the sisters must learn to put their differences aside and open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family—and the possibility of one day finding love again.

Do any of these books interest you? I really want to read The Edge of Everything.

 

Book-TV Show Blitz/ The 100

 
I am so excited that THE 100 returns to TV tonight! And to help celebrate the show’s return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the Complete series! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
 
About The Book:
 
Title: THE 100 Box Set (Books 1-4)
Author: Kass Morgan
Pub. Date: January 3, 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 1360
Formats: Paperback
Find it: AmazonGoodreads
All four thrilling novels in The 100 series, now available in a paperback boxed set! 
Ever since nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity has been living on
city-like spaceships hovering above the toxic surface. As far as anyone knows,
no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries–that is, until one hundred
juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land.
The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the
100 for what they find on this strange and savage planet. 

Read the series that inspired the hit TV show. The 100, Day 21,

Homecoming, and Rebellion are gathered together for the first time in this
striking box set, perfect for fans and series newcomers alike.

 

About Kass Morgan

 
Kass Morgan
studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now resides in Brooklyn, where she
lives in constant fear of her Ikea bookcase collapsing and burying her under a
mound of science fiction and Victorian novels. Kass is currently working on the
sequel to The 100, which she’ll finish as soon as she finds a coffee shop that
allows laptops on the weekend.
Giveaway Details:
 
5 winners will
receive the complete boxed set of THE 100 Series, US Only.
 
Ends on February 8th at Midnight EST!






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