Friday, January 30, 2015

What does a day in your life looks like?

Posted by Natasha Anne at 00:03 1 comments
Thank you Lola from Lola's Ramblings for being the inspiration behind this random blog post, this is a sneak peek of what my daily routine would be like (although I always seem to have spontaneous changes in plans), please do leave a comment or write a blog post instead! I'd love to check yours out! :D



~Waking up and breakfast~

Probably the hardest thing I have to do all day. I don't have a fixed time for waking up but it always involve the alarm clock. The time I wake up very much depends on the time I have to get to school -it never reaches 10am, sadly :( - But on normal school days, I would wake up at 7am (or rather lie on the bed until it's 7.30am and remembers I have an 8am class), realize it's the time to rush to school, probably skip breakfast because I don't have the time and try to be punctual. If my class starts at 9am, I would normally settle for a cup of hot milk or go to the wet market to get something "cheap" to eat. As now I am on my 3 months break but currently working as a research assistant in my school (attending labs and doing practicals all day long), I still have time to have breakfast with my friends in our favourite coffee shop before clocking in for work. 

~Studying/Working time!~

Our timetable changes every semesters but normally my class would start at 8am and ends at 6pm, if we are lucky, there will be class cancellations :P -every students' dreams~. The usual routine would be attending lecturers, practicals and tutorials, and sometimes I will be the one doing the tutoring! :P When class ended, I would then have dinner with my schoolmates in one of the restaurants in the campus and hang around until 7.30pm, you can safely say that my university campus is my second home. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Crosstown Kid by Richard Weir - Cover Reveal

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Title: The Crosstown Kid

Author Name: Richard Weir

Genre(s): Thriller, Police, Crime

ISBN: 978-1-68009-057-4

Release Date: 02/06/2015

Pre-Order and Read an Excerpt on Musa Publishing, LLC's website:  The Crosstown Kid


You can find out all about Richard at his website: http://www.richard-weir.com/about/




In the low-income part of a Florida town, kids get flushed into the gangland sewer every day. So when beat cop Rob spots a kid training on a track—trying, in other words, to actually be something—he’s intrigued.

Against the advice of his partner, he investigates the Kid and his family. What he uncovers unnerves him: the Kid’s father was a cop himself, gunned down by friendly fire. Before he knows it, Rob has uncovered a tale of police corruption and clandestine gang activity that may cost even more officers their lives.

Will helping the Kid mean exposing his own family to the corrupt cops?

Sometimes, extending your hand in help will only drag you down.


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Follow Me Friday #34

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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Check out their blogs and join in the weekly meme fun!
Before I started blogging, I always put up short reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. I am still having such practice but I would normally share my reviews to GR, Amazon, Smashwords (if applicable), Netgalley (also if applicable :P), my Facebook Page and twitter. Yep, basically all the social sites I am active in :P 

What about you? 

Happy Friday! :D (I'm writing this in my sweat soaked PE clothes, just came back from an intense badminton session with my friends :P) *random alert*

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

All Played Out by Cora Carmack - Cover Reveal

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Holy smokes are we excited to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's ALL PLAYED OUT! ALL PLAYED OUT is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 3rd book in the Rusk University Series, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. It is due to be released on May 12, 2015!! If you haven't had a chance to read this sexy, fun series yet, be sure to grab ALL LINED UP and ALL BROKE DOWN

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~ About ALL PLAYED OUT ~

 First person in her family to go to college? CHECK. Straight A’s? CHECK. On track to graduate early? CHECK. Social life? …..yeah, about that…. With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience). So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities. Item #1? Hook up with a jock. Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it. Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game. Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.  

Disenchanted by Leigh Goff - Blog Tour

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Welcome to the Month Long Virtual Book Tour 
for Disenchanted, the recently released YA 
Fantasy novel by Leigh Goff.


~ About Disenchanted ~

A dark curse, a forbidden love, an impossible choice.

Orphaned sixteen-year-old Sophie Goodchild is an outcast among the ordinaries and her coven, but not because she’s untalented. Descended from a powerful Wethersfield witch, her spellcasting gift is awkwardly emerging, but that’s the least of her worries. The boy she’s forbidden to fall for, a descendant of the man who condemned her ancestor to hang, carries a dark secret that could destroy them both unless Sophie learns how to tap into the mysterious power of her diamond bloodcharm. 

Suspenseful, dark, romantic, and brimming with old magic, Disenchanted captures the intrigue of New England’s witchlore.

~ Book Details ~

Title: Disenchanted

Author Name: Leigh Goff

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Musa Publishing, LLC http://www.musapublishing.com/

ISBN: 978-1-68009-045-1

Date Released: 12/19/2014

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Top 5 Spooky Settings in Disenchanted

Wethersfield, Connecticut is a town rich in history and spooky stories. When writing Disenchanted, I wanted to link to that feeling. Puritans founded the town in 1634 and because of its religious roots, Wethersfield has been connected to witches and witchcraft ever since. The atmosphere of New England style buildings and old cemeteries makes for an amazing setting in a fantasy romance where magic rules. Here are some of my favorite spots.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Where She Went (If I stay #2) - Gayle Forman

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It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.


To be honest, this is the first time where I will painfully admit that the movie was so much better than the novel, I've read tons of negative reviews saying that it was just a poor replica of a sappy, clichéd young adult flick that was boring in so many levels, but having read the first book, it was everything I imagined and so much more. Needless to say I cried throughout the movie. 

After watching the movie (just because Chloe Grace Moretz had portrayed a wonderful Mia, and oh god Adam was perfect!), I knew that I could not put off Where She Went for another year. If I stay did not impact my reader's life as much as I was hoping it to be, due to that I had buried its sequel underneath a pile of books, for Christ sake, I seemed to always do that! 

I needed some closure and Where she went was my closure. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Caught Up in You by Colee Firman

Posted by Natasha Anne at 18:14 4 comments

           


Life has a way of shaping you into what it wants you to be, regardless of how much you fight it.



Brantley Prescott is damaged. Scarred by a past she can’t forget. Hiding secrets she’s terrified to share. Searching for a future she doesn’t believe she’ll ever find. 




Myles Franco is alone. Burdened by mistakes he’ll never live down. Fostering a deep resentment for the opposite sex. Unleashing his wrath on any girl who gets too close. 




Brantley has worked behind the bar long enough to recognize Myles for what he is—a douchebag player with nothing on his mind but keeping a steady stream of girls flowing through his bed. With his messy dark hair, sapphire blue eyes, rock-solid body, and endless tattoos he’s impossible to ignore. But that’s exactly what she plans on doing.




After just one run-in with Brantley, Myles is even more determined to stick to the rules he lives by. She’s mouthy, blunt, and doesn’t back down—no matter how hard he pushes her. She could turn out be the one temptation that drags him down the path he’s been trying to avoid. He won’t let that happen.




Both are content living behind the solid walls they’ve built around themselves. Neither is prepared for what happens when their lives collide. 



" I received a free copy of the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "

If you are looking for a perfect romance book, heck, Caught Up in You is wrong in so many ways, because this book is not about perfection, it is about finding love in imperfections. Honestly, I went into the book expecting another sappy teen romance (but I'm a sucker for sappy romances so ....:P) that I can curl up with at night, throw in a few dramas here and there and voilà! A book version of  a good old soap opera. Instead, I got more than what I bargained for. 

Instead of a good laugh and some sleep, I got a box of tissue, some wet ones lying on the floor and only 4 hours to sleep before my 8am alarm. I did not expect that! 
 

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