Thursday, July 28, 2016

Saven Disclosure (Saven #2) by Siobhan Davis - Review

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Saven Disclosure (Saven #2) 
Author: Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction, YA
Published Date: April 21st 2016


THE TRUTH CAN'T HIDE FOREVER 

To protect Logan, I have no choice but to deceive him. 
But I’m not the only one hiding the truth. 
Will our love survive all the secrets and lies? 

Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as our greatest ally and our only possible savior. 

Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception. 

Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted. 

When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing. 

But no one thought to save her from herself.

Early Praise for Saven Disclosure: 

"Prepare to fall in love with these characters, get caught up in an intergalactic war, and discover new and exciting worlds." A Leisure Moment 


"This skillfully penned story had my heart stalling with its thrilling plot, epic love, and vivid journey to different worlds." T.J. Loves to Read 


"Disclosure ROCKED it out - romance, action, plot - Siobhan Davis SHINES in this book. This is the series she was destined to write..." Schuyler Central High School Library 


"A perfect sequel ... exciting and thrilling. The plot has so many twists and turns that kept me engaged throughout." Dreamy Addictions 


"Another can't put down, can't stop reading, no sleep book! A truly engrossing story." I Have a Book Obsession 


"Siobhan Davis does it again! A perfect blend of action and romance." Coxy88 


"This book was full of action and twists and turns ... couldn't put it down!" Karen. Goodreads Reviewer 


"Wow ... Siobhan kept me on the edge of my seat for days." Wanda. Goodreads Reviewer 


"Incredible ... I am anxiously awaiting the next in the series." Dana. Goodreads Reviewer 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Killer Potential by Aften Brook Szymanski - Review + Giveaway!

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Title: Killer Potential
Author: After Brook Szymanski
Publisher: BookFish Books
Genre: YA Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 17, 2016


Seventeen-year-old Yvette Gibbs was just admitted to the hospital psych unit in handcuffs as the main suspect in a murder case, which she refuses to talk about. 

Drugs and depression claim her family—leaving Yvette to fight her own demons alone. Adopting the skill of master of passive-aggressive vengeance lands Yvette in the psych unit with no family support, unless she cooperates with her therapist to clear her name, also a convicted murderer.

Yvette wants revenge on the world that taught her to be afraid, claimed her mother to depression, hid her father in a fog of job hopping, turned her brother to dealing drugs, and swallowed her sister whole, but to achieve this she must lie, manipulate, and most of all survive. Pitting her dead sister’s shady friend whom she fears against the man who reminded her she’s not immune to victimization, is her perfect solution to all life's hassles, even if that means she ends up with blood on her hands. Until everything backfires.


I received an ARC from BookFish Books in exchange for an honest review. 

I don't even know where to start, it has so much potential, yet it could have been so much more. 

If you are looking for a happy ending, consider yourself warned, you are in for an intense, depressing ride. The hauntingly amazing cover pulled me in right away and the story was off to a good start. Killer Potential was written in dual time frame, alternating between "the past" and the "present" as told from Yvette's perspective. In "the past", Yvette was portrayed as a young girl learning her ways in the real world. In "the present", the setting was switched to a psychiatric ward where Yvette was admitted into under a murder conviction Despite the constant alternation between the dual time frame, I thought the idea was brilliant! The story does not feel lacking, development wise. 

Killer Potential explored themes that the society considered as taboo, from drug abuse, suicide tendencies, pedophilia and peer pressure, the author delved into the unspeakable through the eyes of a young Yvette, and how she handled herself in such situations. This book was everything the blurb promises it to be! 

As much as I love the element of the story (for a moment I had an AHS - American Horror Story flashback), I often felt myself emotionally disconnected from Yvette, in which I find rather disheartening. Don't get me wrong, Yvette is a great character, however I am disappointed that I could not find myself bonding with her character as much as I wanted to. Perhaps it was her erratic thoughts, or her unique personality, she is definitely a complex character that I need more time to get to know her more. 

I'll definitely re-read the book in hopes of understanding Yvette better (because honestly, who suffers through all that and survives?), as for now my thoughts for the book are dark, depressing and beautifully crafted. I will leave it at that! 



Aften Brook Szymanski, at the age of five, once fell on her bum looking out a large picture window while eating a pickle and people laughed. She thought she was funny, life has never been the same. She’s obsessed with LEGOs, cozy reading nooks, and over-the-knee socks. A graduate of the College of Southern Idaho with an Associate of Arts degree, Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and the University of Utah with a Master of Education degree. Learning is more fun than testing, sometimes we have to endure both. 

She lives in a very cold Wyoming valley with her husband, three kids, and one unhappy cat, where they are being cryogenically preserved for all time—thanks to how cold it is.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Blogger Diary #6 - Change

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Hi there my favourite peeps! 

It has been a long while since I posted about anything personal and I just wanted to take this opportunity to ramble about a few updates of my life! 

I haven't been actively posting any reviews on my blog or on GR (that's because my reading goal for this year is only 30 books, a shame I know :( ), but I'm all about having realistic resolutions this year and this is one way of achieving it! 

Nevertheless, I completed my 6 month long internship in a pastry supplier company. Although it was just an internship, my days were fully occupied and I had such a wonderful experience working there - not to mention TONS of dessert surrounding me 24/7, that must have explained the sudden increase in my weight. 

But because of my internship, I hardly had any time to blog and participate in any weekly memes (bummer!), and I had stopped posting for my blog's feature "Author/Blogger of the Month" posts since March (double bummer!). I really am disappointed in myself for not being able to sustain my blog, but I do occasionally join in blog tours in helping authors to promote their newest release, I guess by doing so, it gave me a feeling that I still have a place in the blogosphere. You guys are too awesome I never contemplated to ever leave - at least permanently :P 



So what am I up to right now? 

I'm back home, helping my parents out with their business so I can learn a few ropes and figure out what I wanted to do with life. Graduation is not until November and I have to wait a few months before I could use my transcript for job applications (nah, I'm just using that as an excuse to stay home and avoid being an adult :p) 

I'm slowly getting back on track with my reading and I knew that by being at home, I would have more time to read (yay for that!). Annnd, since my parents knew how much of a book hoarder I am, my dad converted my cupboard into a bookshelf for my books - although I do not understand why he thought that the tiny shelf could fit all of my prized collections, pssttt. :P I'm joking, I love you dad! 

My awesome new DIY shelf!
He also took his amateur carpentry skills and made me a dressing table, which I really love. Seriously dad, we should start a business, hahaha! 


Enough about myself, I haven't heard from you for a while, so how's life? :D

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Friction (Frenzy #4) by Casey L. Bond - Cover Reveal

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Title: Friction (Frenzy, #4) 
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Paranormal
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Model: Daniel Wells
Cover Photography: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs
Expected Release Date: Early August 2016
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


A cure has been found for both the Infection and Vampirism, and Porschia Grant must take this news out of the colony. Between her friends volunteering to go with her and a well-planned route, the first journey should be easy. But when they make it to Mountainside, things are strange. The people are frightened of female night-walkers and won’t say why.

When the excursion takes a wrong turn, Porschia’s friends make a decision that will impact the rest of their lives. They expect to save Porschia from the evil contained in The Manor; they don’t expect to have to save her from herself.

When everything goes wrong, who will be left to pick up the pieces and save Ford from a threat no one could have seen coming?

What will happen when they risk everything to save one?




Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Across Borders by Lee Ducote - Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Across Borders 
by Lee DuCote 
Genre: Romance/ Crime
Age category: Adult
Release Date: February 21, 2016


In Across Borders, Lawson Caine, a seasoned Border Patrol agent, is stationed in Presidio Texas with legendary lawman Capt. James Garrett. Lawson, who is from a long linage of lawmen, has gained the respect and reverence from his team, Dale Chanson, Terry Bennet, and the crazy member, Alex Sweeny. 

Lawson never expected anything to come between his dedication with the Border Patrol and his brotherhood with Sweeny until he meets local pharmacy owner, Lia Gonzales. Against her father’s wishes Lia continues to see Lawson not realizing the inevitable consequences. 

In this story of protecting others on the border and the heartache of relationships you will find yourself in the lives of those who have sworn to uphold the law, no matter the cost. 

You can find Across Borders on Goodreads

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Chapter 1


A strong warm breeze blew dust past a patrol truck as it stopped shy of the white wooden frame house. With the heat of the summer, the grass in the yard had burned leaving only a dry vegetation that was more vulnerable to fire than kindling. Lawson sat behind the wheel of the truck stopped in the dirt and gravel drive that led to the house. The picket railing that lined the porch was half painted, a project he had let go only a few days ago. 

Lawson’s hands gripped the steering wheel, turning his knuckles white before he let go, allowing them to drop to his lap. A border patrol badge hanging from his rearview mirror threw a spark of sunlight in his eyes, causing him to take a deep breath as he glanced down at a picture of him and his best friend that was shoved in the dash, hiding part of his gauges.

Another strong wind blew against his truck, causing a cloud of dust to form from his driveway. It was a tell-tale sign that fall was soon approaching, not that the temperatures dropped in Presidio, Texas, but a sure sign of high school football and the Friday night lights that came with the favorite sport—something Lawson enjoyed doing on the weekends, watching West Texas Football at its finest, and this year the Blue Devils were predicted to go deep into the playoffs.

Lawson Caine was a fifth-generation lawman who had moved to the small town of Presidio after joining the United States Border Patrol, a dream he had since his high school days. A border patrol agent had visited and made a presentation on the agency and the training that came with the job. Lawson was hooked.

The Caine family had lived in Paris, Texas, since the early 1800s, and Lawson was the great-great-grandson of the famous Bill Caine, a U.S. Deputy Marshal. Bill was commissioned in the Southern District of Indian territory in Paris, Texas. He was shot and killed in 1893 while attempting to arrest Bud English, a prominent stockman. Caine was riding with a posse tracking a gang of horse thieves when a gunfight broke out, leaving him lying dead beside his trusted horse. Years later, one of the posse members recognized Bud English in the streets of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and had him arrested, nine years after the death of Bill.

Since then, the Caine family had gained the respect from the townspeople of Paris and become the trusted lawmen that followed their reputation. Lawson’s dad and two uncles all worked for the sheriff department and headed up the mounted patrol. Dave, Lawson’s father, was a talented calf roper and had the buckles and trophy saddles to show for it. Lawson, however, had football fever and lived every waking moment with a football in hand. He knew that his football career would end with his high school days, and after walking off the field his senior year, he placed his attention on the US Border Patrol.

Lawson found himself in Artesia, New Mexico, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 14 months after graduation, getting the life kicked out of him at Border Patrol training. He thought two-a-days football practice in the summer was tough, but it was not even close to this. Still, with a strong background in Spanish and being in the best shape of his life, he managed the 19 weeks of hell and was assigned to the Marfa Sector, now the Big Bend Sector, with the United States Border Patrol. 

After meeting with the Chief Patrol Agent, Lawson was placed on a team located in the station at Presidio, Texas, a team headed up by Deputy Patrol Agent James D. Garrett, a former Captain with the Texas Rangers who preferred to be called “Captain,” but all the men under him adopted him as “Cap.” 

Cap and Lawson hit it off immediately, both having ties to Paris, Texas. Cap was a distant relative of the famous lawman Buck Garrett, the nephew of the infamous Pat Garrett who killed Billy the Kid. Buck Garrett was born in Tennessee and had moved his family to Paris in the late 1800s with his two brothers. 

Cap was often given young rookies fresh out of the academy to train them up and send them to other stations and sectors, but Lawson and a few other young men had decided to stay with Cap. They loved his non-managing attitude and slow pace to life. His theory was there was no rush to get to the grave. 

Now, eight years after moving to West Texas to join the agency, Lawson was sitting in his driveway in Presidio, Texas, wondering how he got to the stage of life he was now sitting in. He took another deep breath and reflected back to the last two years.



Well, I am a husband and father. We always have a house full of teens and college students, mostly Young Life kids. I love the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddling, fishing, you know "man stuff" but I'm a sucker for chick flicks. I wrote Fields of Alicia, Waterproof, Across Borders, and the series Micah and have several other novels finished and in the making. And yes I am a raccoon lover, check out Tucker on my social media.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

True Calling by Siobhan Davis - Book Blitz + Giveaway!

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True Calling is a fully completed YA sci-fi dystopian romance series that will appeal to readers who enjoy fast-paced action adventure, sublime worldbuilding, strong character development, and tons of swoon-worthy romance. With over 500 five-star ratings on Goodreads, the True Calling series is currently FREE to download from Kindle Unlimited! If you don't read on KU you can benefit from significant discounts during the blitz - read the first 3 books for 99c! 

All books in the series are listed below, and check out the cool giveaway!

- True Calling – free! 

- Lovestruck - free during blitz! 

- Beyond Reach – 0.99$ during blitz 

- True Calling Boxset – all books plus bonus content for only $7.99 



True Calling (True Calling #1)

By Siobhan Davis

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Age category: Young Adult


Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space

For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.

But that's not Ariana's only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, Ariana has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is as it seems.

Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn’t trustworthy and alarmed at the government's increasing interest in her, she doesn’t know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.

You can find True Calling on Goodreads

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Lovestruck (True Calling #1.5) by Siobhan Davis

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Get your free copy of Lovestruck from June 28 till July 2 on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis

You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads.
You can buy Beyond Reach for only 0.99$ during the blitz on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Light of a Thousand Stars (True Calling #2.5) by Siobhan Davis

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You can buy Light of a Thousand Stars on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis

You can find Destiny Rising on Goodreads
You can buy Destiny Rising on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Praise for the True Calling series:


"In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!" Tome Tender

"With intergalactic battle, love that traverses countries—entire planets—and endless twists and turns, this series deserves a spot on your e-reader." A Leisure Moment
"True Calling is a dystopian sci-fi romance that is FABULOUS!" The Caffeinated Booknerd
"Fresh with original ideas, exciting characters, great storyline, and a realistic love story." Amazon reviewer.

"This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc... it's that good." Paranormal Books.

“I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis' True Calling series into words - it's easily one of my favorite series." RamblingB00ks

"This isn't just a book I couldn't put down, but a series I cannot put down. All I can say is wow!" Patricia Hamill. Author-Blogger. Puretextuality

"It's Hunger Games meets Twilight but only better!" Amazon reviewer.


Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.

A self-professed teenager forever--at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Ella's Twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling - Book Blitz + Giveaway!

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Ella's Twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 31 May till 6 June, you can view the blitz schedule here



Ella's Twisted Senior Year

By Amy Sparling

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: May 31, 2016


Having spent most of her senior year flying under the radar, the last thing Ella Lockhart expected was to have a tornado rip straight through her house, leaving her homeless. It’s bad enough that the whole school now pities her, but did her parents have to let the neighbors take them in?

Now she's sharing a house with Ethan Poe, her former best friend-turned-enemy. All those feelings she used to have for him are starting to rain down on her again. Too bad he's a jerk and his new girlfriend has territorial issues. Thanks to Mother Nature, Ella's house and her entire life have been turned upside down.

Ethan isn’t quite sure why Ella hates him so much, but he does know she wants nothing to do with him. He’s never quite gotten over the crush he had on her as a kid, and now that she’s living across the hall, it’s hard to stay away. His girlfriend isn’t helping the situation and when she shows her true colors, he doesn’t want to date her anymore. He wants to date someone like Ella. Too bad she hates him.

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Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

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