All Broke Down Excerpt + Giveaway!



  In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with ALL BROKE DOWN, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love

  Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

  Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

  Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

  Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

  I think I get it then. That decision I saw in her eyes back in the kitchen. That’s what this, what I’m about for her, too. I’m just another part of whatever rebellion she started earlier today. About doing what she wants, not what’s expected of her.

  “We’re not talking about me, though,” she says. “So you went to meet your friend, and then what happened?”

  She keeps her eyes down as she picks up the gauze and begins winding it snugly around the knuckles of one hand, and then the other.

  “He said the wrong thing.”

  “Which was?”

  “Dylan.” Now it’s her that’s pushing too hard. I didn’t want to talk about things with my friends, and I won’t talk about them with her, either, no matter how gorgeous she is.

  “I’ll guess. You were mad about what he did, and he wasn’t sorry.”

  “This isn’t middle school, Pickle. He didn’t hurt my feelings. He said some shit he had no business saying, and it pissed me off. The end.”

  “But you don’t think some of that anger stems from what you feel is a betrayal of your friendship?”
She finishes taping down the last of the gauze, but doesn’t let go of my hand.

  “I think you’re analyzing me again. Making things more complicated than they are.”

  “And I think you’re just a guy who doesn’t like to admit he has feelings.” She drags out the word, teasing me with some goofy smile on her face. I turn my hand over so I can clutch her wrist. I curlmy other bandaged hand around her waist and pull her closer.

  “I feel plenty of things.”

  The teasing stops. She swallows.

  “I wasn’t talking about that kind of feeling.”

  With her standing and me sitting, I’m eye level with her chest. I see the sharp rise and fall as she sucks in a breath. I want her in my lap again, straddling me this time.

  “Doesn’t mean we can’t talk about that kind of feeling. Or experiment with it.”

  “Is that Stella girl an ex?”

  I cough, surprised. My throat twists uncomfortably, and it takes me a couple of solid breaths to get a hold on myself.

  “Ah, no. Stella and I have never dated.”

  “Have you—”

  “Do you ever run out of questions?”

  “Not ever.” She turns playful again, and I’m done doing this the careful way. If she wants a rebellion, I’ll be the one to give it to her. I want her against me, and I’m tired of waiting.

  I pull her forward, insinuating my knees between hers, and her body naturally follows, settling across my thighs. Her lips part, but she catches herself before she gasps this time. I keep her steady with my hands at her waist and say, “I’ll make you a deal. A question for a kiss.”

  Tentatively, she lays her palms against my shoulders. They rest there, her grip light and casual. She ponders my offer for a moment, and it drives me mad that she can do that while our hips are inches away from alignment.

  “Okay then. Are you—” 

  I cut her off. “Not so fast, Dylan Brenner. I’ve already answered one question. We’ve got to settle up first.”

  I wrap her braid around my hand like I’ve been waiting to do all night, and I use it to pull her head back just enough that I can crush my mouth against hers.

Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon


The  Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of October 17-27 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!

When It Rains by Lisa De Jong
337/337 pages

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
0/496 pages

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 
0/374 pages


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Number of books goal
1/4 books

Number of pages goal
150/1000

Blog Tour: Burying Water



Title: Burying Water
Author: KA Tucker
Series: Burying Water #1
Genre: New Adult, , Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
My Rating: 4 Stars


The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory; and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to Jane Doe for another day, the woman renames herself Water for the tiny, hidden marking on her body the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won't Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn't know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she'll stay so much safer and happier that way. And that's why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

A girl wakes up in a hospital with no memory of anything - what happened to her, her past, who she is, what her name is. In short, she is a Jane Doe. The doctor in charge of her, Meredith Alwood,the wife of Sheriff Welles, was kind enough to help her find a place to live in. She ends up living with Ginny Fitzgerald, the Welles' strange neighbor who has a secret past of her own. Refusing to be called Jane Doe any longer, she decides to be called Water, based on a tattoo she found on her body. As the days pass by, Water is not getting any closer to finding her identity, but something is just so familiar with Jesse Welles, Meredith and Sheriff Gabe's son.

Burying Water was a very intriguing read with just the right amount of romance and mystery. Starting out with Jesse's point of view regarding the accident, then showing what was happening in the present with Water was such a good way to write the book, and I comment the author for that! The whole book is written in alternating past (Jesse's POV) and present (Water's POV), with the past and present catching up with each other, making the book more interesting.

Burying Water is definitely darker than any of KA Tucker's other books because this includes cheating and abuse, and it's really different, though it's just as good. It's really unique in a way that the past is not about family problems (like most romance books are these days), so people really ought to check it out. 

The story is messy in a beautiful way, which makes the reader keep wanting to read more. I actually have nothing much to say about this book regarding the particular details, but I just know that I really enjoyed it, and I would recommend people to try this out. 


“He said the truth is like that water: it doesn't matter how hard you try to bury it; it'll always find some way back to the surface. It's resilient.”

Blog Tour: A Thousand Pieces of You



Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #1
Genre: Young Adult, , Romance, Fantasy
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014
My Rating: 4.5 Stars


Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.


Marguerite Caine's parents are physicists who became well-known because of their invention called the Firebird - a small device that allows people to travel between dimension or parallel universes. But not long after the discovery of this, Marguerite finds out that her father has been murdered by Paul Markov, her parents' assistant. 

With the help of Theo, Marguerite follows Paul from on dimension to another, in the hopes of avenging her deceased father. But Marguerite soon finds out that the truth is far more complicated than what so knows. 

A Thousand Pieces of You is an amazing fantasy read with just the right amount of romance and mystery that prevented me from putting the book down! I literally read this in just one sitting, and I really really loved it! It's fantasy, it's not too far from reality, if that even made sense. There were no foreign terms that I had to remember, so it was not hard to understand. 

This book has a very interesting take on parallel universes, which made me want to read more books like it! I really really fell in love with this book, even though I cannot explain it clearly because I might spoil something. It has amazing twists and turns which will make you go :O, but it came together really well in the end.

I can't wait for November so that the rest of the world could read this book already! I fully recommend you guys to buy this one. Also, isn't the cover just amazing? It's not just a book cover, it's an art. I can't wait for the second book, and it breaks my heart how far away the release date of that one is! Anyway, just. Read this. As soon as you get the book. Because it's super amazing, and I promise you that you won't regret it! I have endless love for this book!

“I meant it when I said I didn’t believe in love at first sight. It takes time to really, truly fall for someone. Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely. Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.” 

“Now I know that grief is a whetstone that sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within.” 

Stars in Their Eyes Excerpt + Giveaway!


WARNING: The hero in this book is not an asshole. He is hot, charming, smart, funny, ripped, gorgeous, respectful and completely panty-melting. Please proceed.

A sexy and swoony new adult romance...

Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be's corset, she'll need more than her camera and smarts, she'll need help from her biggest rival--hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He's the last person Jess should trust, but he's her only ticket in.

William Harrigan wants one thing - to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he's scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn't have ulterior motives...

But there's no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess' new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.

The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone's acting and no one's playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?
“You played me,” he said, but he didn’t sound mad. He sounded impressed.

“It worked,” I said, pride suffusing my tone. “But the scrapes are real.”

“Yeah, I feel terrible. Shall I go hunt down a Band-Aid for you now? Oh wait. You carry them with you. You’re always prepared.”

“You never know when you might have to take a fall to be first,” I said, and rooted around in the front pocket of my backpack for a Band-Aid. I found one, peeled off the wrapping and started to press it onto my palm.

“Let me help,” he said in a soft voice, laying the ends of the Band-Aid onto my skin. He stepped closer, his body now officially in the zone of supreme nearness–the zone that would allow for hands to explore chests, and arms to be wrapped around necks, and lips to lock again. I held my breath. My hands tingled under his touch. “This is the part in the script where the reformed bad boy touches the heroine for the second time,” he whispered.

I wanted to close my eyes and linger in the moment. But I had to be stoic. I couldn’t say what I wanted to say. That this was the moment when the heroine’s skin raced from the barest touch. So I lied. “This is the part where the heroine doesn’t even notice.”

He raised an eyebrow. He held my gaze. I didn’t look away in enough time. My breath caught, and my lips were parted. “Hi,” he whispered in a voice that was getting under my skin.

“Hi,” I said against my better judgment, against my brain.

“Are we still on for the movie tomorrow?”

“You’re just asking me out because I’m the competition, right? <em>Keep your friends close and your enemies closer</em>?”

“I’m asking because I want to go out with you. Not because you’re the enemy.”

I scoffed. “At least you admitted I’m the enemy. That’s why you’re asking me.”

He raised his hand, reaching gently for a strand of my hair. My feet felt wobbly with him so near to me. The earth was suddenly operating at a bizarre angle. I pressed my palm against the brick wall behind me to steady myself as he ran a finger along my hair. So softly. “I swear,” he whispered, pinning me with his gaze. “I truly want to see the movie with you. Say you’re still going with me.”


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