Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hourglass Giveaway! (International)

Yep, that's right! I'm giving away a copy of the awesome, HOURGLASS by: Myra McEntire! AND It's my FIRST INTERNATIONAL giveaway! This book is just fantastic. It has an amazing concept, a strong main character and welp, you guessed it HOTTIE boys! Lots! :) Plus the cover is gorgeous!!

*There will be one winner! And the giveaway will last for one week. The contest will close July 6th @ Midnight (EST) and I'll pick a winner on July 7th.

- There are no requirements.
- If you want extra entries there are ways to earn them!
- You must be 13 years or older.
- Winner will be chosen randomly.

Just fill out THIS FORM

And GOODLUCK everyone :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

If you saw my review last week of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, you now know that it is one of my favorite books. So this week I'll give you three short teasers. One into the mind of Mara and two of Noah (because I love him so much I couldn't chose... I even had a tough time chosing TWO!) Enjoy :)

Now.. I don't know why because this is going make my mind sound SO twisted, but I loved this scene...

"Then scalding pain clawed at my skin, my bones, inside out, outside in. A soundless scream misshaped my mouth and I struggled to pull my arm out but it wouldn't move. I couldn't move. I crumpled against the side of the bathtub. My mother found me there an hour later."
- 148

Now for the sexiest, cutest, most amazing boy ever...

"Let me guess. A certain unkempt bastard with a panty-dropping smile?"
- 61

PS. unkempt is basically one of my new favorite words.

"'You're distracting,' I said truthfully.
'I won't be. I promise,' Noah said. 'I'll get some crayons and draw quietly. Alone. In a corner.'"
- 260

And okay since they were both funny (and you all can thank brooke)
here's a sexy one.

"That mouth. Smoking was a bad habit, yes. But he looked so good doing it."
- 96

OKAY that's IT! No more, you won't get anymore out of me! Believe I could go on & on & on about this book & Noah... but you'll just have to wait till september. Hope ya enjoyed :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Music Monday ♫

Two songs this week! A little rock and little reggae! Enjoy!

The Moxy - Step Down
-- This band is a local band from my area! They're actually from West Chester where I go to school!

Sean Paul - Hold My Hand

Whatcha think? :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Photography Friday

Like last Monday, I'm sorry I missed Friday... so I'll make this one a long one. Enjoy!

I am in love with them :) kfjsfdjsbndsfjs :D

Favorites? :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by: Michelle Hodkin


Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get
any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the
accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously
There is.
She doesn't believe that
after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

Thoughts: Just wow. There are literally no words for my reaction to how this book ended. So excuse me while I ramble for a second... this book was AMAZING. Just amazing. It's hot, twisted, funny, crazy, awesome, amazing... did I mention amazing? Easily my favorite read of the year so far. EASILY.

This book starts off with Mara Dyer and an accident. An accident that killed her friends and left her the only survivor. She awakes in the hospital with no memory of what happened. After convincing her family to move away from the memories Mara's world starts to turn upside down. She has no idea what is going on with her, but with the help of Mr. Noah (SEXY) Shaw things may be beginning to make sense... or are they?

Honestly, you think you know what is going on, you think you know what is happening but up until that last page... every theory is thrown from your brain (so make sure you're wearing your seat belt)! I can't give a review like I normally would because I know it would be entirely to easy to spoil something. This book was twisted in the best possible way. I tore through the pages. Noah Shaw is just the sexiest boy ever. His every move, every word (English btw!), his touch, his swag, his hair, his necklace, the way his eyes devour Mara... I. Just. Can't. Get. Enough. Of. Him! The images in this book are also so vivid and I want to know more... so much more! I want to know about Mara. I want to know about Noah. I want to know about.... you really didn't think I was going to tell you, did you? ;)

Seriously, buy this book... no buy FOUR, because I promise you, you will love it. I want Book2 SO MUCH words can't even describe how much I want book2. I need to know what the HECK happened at the end of the book... my jaw seriously dropped to the floor. It all made sense but... HOW. HOW. Just wow. I'm in love with this book. I will being buying more than one when it comes out. One to keep and hold and snuggle with. One to give away so I can share the MARA DYER love, and the others i'm sure i'll hang them around my room or something. ;) I cannot rave enough about this book, so I'm going to cut myself off, but before I do... Mad kudos to you Michelle. I loved the concept, the story, the romance, the family, the friends, and the cover is just so gosh darn beautiful. A million stars out of five. :)

PS. I want Mara to wear yellow in the next book. Just for fun ;) HAHAHA.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

I know it's late but it's Tuesday none-the-less! So this week I read Breaking Point by Jess Bowen and I was blown away. I am in love with this book. Easily a favorite. My brain fails to understand why no one knows about, or why it has so few reviews on goodreads because it is amazing! Highly Suggested. So this week my teasers (yes, teasers b/c I want you all to go buy it!) will be from it.

"The sound of the waves was more soothing than any other sound in the world, save maybe the rain."
- 14

"'Why did you throw your shield up yesterday when we sparred?'

She smile. He was genuinely curious. 'Well, you didn't even flinch when I elbowed you in the stomach the other day, and to be quite honest, it hurt my arm. So you can understand why having a boulder thrown at me would cause self-preservation to kick in.'"
- 163

"That was Lucy's tactful way of saying 'In case you feel like murdering Kali tonight, we are making sure you don't break your ankle in the process."
- 286

"Dorian growled and started pacing. With every touch, a thousand knives made the burning worse. Phoebe wasn't sure if she was even still breathing. Everything was blurred as she shook uncontrollable. Then she felt ripping, horrible aweful ripping, pulling her skin away. The burning raged out of control. She screamed. Dorian's carfully controlled, reined-in emotions broke free of their cage, and everything went black."
- 182

"*He* sucked in a deep breathe, and his hands trapped her face between them. His lips became hard and urgent against hers as a noise of longing and pleasure escaped his throat. Without even thinking, Phoebe responded. Her lips moved urgently and desperately with his, and she locked her arms around his neck and molded her body to his. Fire burned through her, even while channeling his talent. Her emotions were vibrant and alive. She needed this; she wanted this.

'Not him,' a voice whispered in her ear. 'He's your friend, not the one
you love.'"
- 367

That's all folks; hope ya enjoyed! :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Music Monday ♫

Hey everyone, sorry I missed last Monday I was just so busy this week. I'm not really feeling 100% tonight, so I've only got one song. Enjoy.

Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine - Stereo Hearts


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

So last week I told everyone I'd be posting a short VANISH teaser. I decided I'd give you guys two again!

First let me tell you, you NEED to buy this book the SECOND it's released. It was amazing. Absolutely fantastic. By the way... Cassian is MINE, so back off :).

Any who, the teasers are not spoilery in any way, they're not scary, not slutty (WHAT?! I know right?!), but they are some of my FAVORITE lines from the whole book. Not sure why, they just got to me. :) So here ya go...

"No. You know what you are. You haven't figured out who you are."

- Pg. 206

"It's a strange realization... feeling guilt does not mean I regret anything."

- Pg. 34

Hope they were inspirational to you! Now... you want some more VANISH, head over to my BESTIE's page (Brooke Reports) and you can have two more awesome teasers :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Photography Friday!

Whooooo. Another week gone by. Enjoy!

If I ever post the same picture twice, I apologize.
Favorites? :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

I just finished Possess by: Gretchen McNeil and I absolutely loved it. It's dark, action-packed, funny, awesome, swoon-worthy, and all-around a fantastic story. I really enjoyed it. So this week, obviously, the teaser will be from Possess. ACTUALLY, I'm going to give you a double... ya'll know me, so one will be slutty and the other will be well... lets just say it'll give you a taste of the story. ;)

Bad news always goes first right....

"She was just drifting off when her breathe caught in her throat. The charm on her bracelet tugged at her wrist, standing up of its own accord and pointing toward her closet door. Before she could even turn to look at it, she heard a noise. From inside her closet came a distinct scratching.

Claws against wood."

....then comes good news ;)

He rested his forehead against hers and closed his eyes. Bridget wasn't even sure if they were moving to the music anymore. She had a desperate urge to feel Matt's lips against her own. She stood on her tiptoes, arching her face up to his...

That's when she heard it.


Welp. *hides from people throwing their current read at me* Hope ya enjoyed :)

Next week will be a short one from VANISH! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Music Monday ♫

I'm going to post a few this week. Enjoy :)

Framing Hanley - You Stupid Girl

It feels like the walls are closing in on me,
I'm suffocating, I can barely breathe.
You got me right where you want me.

I think the lead singer is so hot. It wouldn't let me embed the actual music video, so if you want to watch that you can find it HERE. If not, listen below :)

Justin Nozuka - After Tonight

Cause I know that after tonight,
You won't have to look up at the stars, no, no.

The Script ft. B.O.B. - Walk Away

I know you got a soul even though you're heartless.

She finds color in the darkest places,
She finds beauty in the saddest of places.

Favorites? Like? Love? Hate? I cried? Let me know :)
Have a fabulous Monday everyone!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Photography Friday

>> So damn cute! :)

> this is exactly how I want JACE to look.

Favorites? :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Covers (WoW)

So Julie Kagawa and Leah Clifford revealed new book covers today!! And let me tell you they are GORGEOUS.

Julie Kagawa - The Iron Knight

Can you say, HOLY MOLY SEX-POT, ICY, EYES, LIPS, GORGEOUSNESS?! I am in LOVE with this cover. I have to agree with Julie in saying it is my FAVORITE cover in the series so far. I just want to hang it next to my bed and look at it all the time!! LOL. I'm just... *happy sigh*. Now I have to wait for the book... ugh October ugh. *Goes back to staring at the gorgeous cover* :)

Leah Clifford - A Touch Morbid

Yep! That's a NEW title!! She revealed it along with the cover! Sounds like it'll be much darker than the first huh? I'm super excited to read A Touch Morbid. I'm still hoping Adam will appear some how hahah! I loved him. ANYWHO -- The COVER! What is it with these cover's LIPS?! Her's look stunning too! The purple on the lips and eyes are gorgeous! Gorgeous cover!

So what do ya all think?? :)

Splash Into Summer Giveaway WINNERS!

So firstly, I'd like to give a huge thanks to I am a Reader, Not a Writer && Page Turners Blog for hosting this awesome giveaway hop!

Next, I cannot believe all the entries for this contest! You all are AWESOME. Huge, huge, thank you! See, normally I make a cute little video, and draw a number out of hat, but because of the HUGE amount of entries, I've decided just to use this time!

You're all thinking okay, shut up and tell us who the winner is. I mean, I'm sure some skipped over this entirely and just went to see the winner. What if I posted some secret awesome thing here? You'd never know and miss it! Hahahah okay, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. Here are your winners!! :)

Opps, I lied...

Breakdown real quick.
- If you entered (+1)
- If you follow me (+1)
- If you tweeted, fb, goodreads, blog, etc. (+1 for each)

With all the extra entries, there was a total of 397 entries!!! O_O ... I'm blown away! You all are awesome!

* ALSO * If you mentioned about the "follower" thing being down, I gave you an extra entry anyway because I know blogger was being a butt. :) So no worries!

Without further adeiu...

(Signed copies of Shade & Shift + Signed Swag + itunes)

199. Amanda Mitchell

Second & Third Place Winners
(Copy of Shade + Signed Swag)

9. Melannie Lara (FATE!!! haha)
44. Sammie Spencer

Congrats to the winners!! :) If you won, I have e-mailed you. I know summer is vacation times so, you all have until MONDAY the 6th to respond. If I do not hear from you by Monday, I will chose another winner.

Thank you SO MUCH to EVERYONE who entered! I really like giveaways, so check back often! :) And it's now JUNE so enjoy your summers!!! :D