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BLOG TOUR - SEBRING by KRISTEN ASHLEY + A Rock Chick Fairy ARC Review + Excerpt + Giveaway BOOK BLITZ - Blood, Milk & Chocolate – Part 2 by Cameron Jace + Excerpt + Giveaway BOOK BLITZ - Before Goodbye by Mimi Cross + Excerpt + Giveaway BOOK BLITZ - INTERLUDE by THERESA DALAYNE + GIVEAWAY BOOK BLITZ - Immurement by Norma Hinkens + Excerpt + Giveaway

Saturday, October 31, 2015

VOODOO PLAGUE 1: UNLEASHED by DIRK PATTON: A Guest Review

Bookaholics we have a guest reviewer today. She read something scary or rather Halloween-ish just in time for this holiday. The book is about zombies! Yay! If you're a book reader and also a fan of the TV series, The Walking Dead, then this book is for you! 
Hope you're all having fun with your celebrations! Read on!


TITLE: VOODOO PLAGUE 1: UNLEASHED
AUTHOR: DIRK PATTON
PUBLICATION DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2013


SUMMARY: 


John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.

BOOK REVIEW: A MONSTER CALLS BY PATRICK NESS

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL! Here's a review of A Monster Calls to celebrate Halloween. :)


Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd (Concept), Jim Kay (Illustrator)
Release date: September 27th 2011
Released by: Walker Books
Purchase on Amazon

SUMMARY:

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

Friday, October 30, 2015

FREE!!! Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie



Good day Bookaholics!!! 

KISS THE SKY by the amazing twin duo Krista and Becca Ritchie is FREE for a limited time! This is the first spin-off in the Addicted Series (that I love so much!) and you can jumpstart the series by starting this one. Many had done that in the past and it worked for them!

This book features Rose Calloway, the 23 year old virgin and genius and her narcissist, smartass boyfriend Connor Cobalt. Both have strong personalities. They like to verbally spar by spouting lines from Shakespeare's books and converse in French. Their flirty banters are entertaining and so amusing I can't help but smile and sometimes laugh at their antics.

Feature and Follow Friday #1


The Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!


Hey all! Poppy Fairy here. This is our first post for Feature and Follow Friday and we are thrilled to finally be part of it! The Musings of the Bookaholic Fairies, Inc. is run by 11 fairies who all found a home on Goodreads. The books we read vary from genre to genre, so this blog is heavily eclectic. Visit Meet the Fairies to know more about us!

You may follow us on GFC or however you like!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE YOUNG ELITES BY MARIE LU

TITLE: The Young Elites
AUTHOR: Marie Lu
RELEASE DATE: October 7th 2014
RELEASED BY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
PURCHASE: Amazon

SUMMARY:

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.


Also, check out Dark Fairy's review of The Young Elites HERE!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BLOG TOUR - If I Seem Dangerous by Rose Sawyer + Excerpt + Giveaway



He's preparing for the fight of his life.



Title: If I Seem Dangerous
Author: Rose Sawyer
Genre: MMA Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith







Darkness shrouds Noah James’ past. Drugs, alcohol, abuse—they cloud the few memories he has and threaten to eat away at his future. The only brightness in his life is Caitlyn Hale. She came crashing into his world the day he met with her father, the sports agent who could possibly give him a new start. That day, he left the agent's office with a professional fighting career ahead of him and the image of a hazel-eyed beauty imprinted in his soul. 

Rarely does life offer a glimpse of happiness without snatching it away. Just like he's always feared, the monster that haunts him comes roaring back. His entire life shatters, threatening to return him to the darkness he came from. The light-heavyweight champion is about to face the fight of a lifetime. He can only hope to make it through each round without losing the few things he has left.





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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

RELEASE WEEK BLITZ - SURVIVING ICE by K.A. TUCKER + EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY





The fairies are very happy to present author K.A. TUCKER'S newest offering for us all...

SURVIVING ICE!!!



EXCERPT

The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense.

Ivy Lee, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have finally found it working in her uncle’s tattoo shop in San Francisco. But all that changes when a robbery turns deadly, compelling her to pack up her things yet again.

When they need the best, they call him. That’s why Sebastian Riker is back in California, cleaning up the mess made after a tattoo shop owner with a penchant for blackmail got himself shot. But it’s impossible to get the answers he needs from a dead body, leaving him to look elsewhere. Namely, to the twenty-something-year-old niece who believes this was a random attack. Who needs to keep believing that until Sebastian finds what he’s searching for.

Ivy has one foot out of San Francisco when a chance encounter with a stranger stalls her departure. She’s always been drawn to intense men, so it’s no wonder that she now finds a reason to stay after all, quickly intoxicated by his dark smile, his intimidating strength, and his quiet control.

That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter was no accident—and that their attraction could be her undoing.





DARKEST BEFORE DAWN by MAYA BANKS: A Rock Chick Fairy ARC review



The fairies congratulate author MAYA BANKS on her new release, 

DARKEST BEFORE DAWN!!!
(KGI #10)
Publication date: 10/07/2015




BLURB

THE ALL-NEW KGI NOVEL from the “incredibly awesome" (Jaci Burton) #1 New York Times bestselling author of When Day Breaks.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...

The enigmatic Hancock has been both opponent and ally to the KGI teams for as long as they've known him. Always working a deep game, Hancock's true allegiance has never been apparent, but one thing is for certain—he never lets anything get in the way of duty.

But now, his absolute belief in the primacy of his ultimate goal is challenged by a captive he's been ordered to guard, no matter how much she suffers in her prison. She's the only woman who's ever managed to penetrate the rigid walls surrounding his icy heart, but will he allow his perplexing feelings for the beautiful victim to destroy a mission he's spent years working to complete or will he be forced to sacrifice her for “the greater good.” 


Monday, October 26, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: WONDERWALL BY M.H. SOARS + EXCERPT + $20 AMAZON GC & EBOOK GIVEAWAY


Title: Wonderwall 
Author: M.H. Soars
Publication date: October 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Purchase link: Amazon


Synopsis:

There is something magical when best friends fall in love. Liv and Sebastian used to be inseparable until circumstances beyond their control destroyed their fairytale romance to dust.

Liv hasn’t seen Sebastian since he walked out of her life five years ago. When she accepted her internship in London, she never dreamed their paths would cross again. Not when Sebastian is a celebrity, a singer in one of the most popular boy bands of all times. Living in the same city, their worlds couldn’t be farther apart. But when two people are destined to be together, they can’t outrun fate.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: DERANGED BY NIKO MCQUEEN + EXCERPT + $25 AMAZON GC GIVEAWAY


Title: Deranged 
Author: Niko McQueen
Series: Ivy Hollow Chronicles, #1
Publication date: February 11th 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance


SYNOPSIS:


Adam Rossmore is a rich party boy who doesn’t answer to anyone. He’s played the orphan card for too long and it’s gotten him out of every DUI, arrest, and fine.

Until now.

When a judge slaps him with community service at the insane asylum, Ivy Hollow, Adam thinks it’s all a joke. Until the doors lock and he starts meeting the residents.

Christian Hale has lived at Ivy Hollow his entire life. He seeks solace in his music—and whatever orderly happens to be nearby.

When Adam hears Christian play the piano for the first time, the music draws him deep into Christian’s web and he must fight an arousal that is both confusing and exciting.



Purchase on Amazon

Saturday, October 24, 2015

STACKING THE SHELVES #1


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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


This is my first post for Stacking the Shelves though I've been meaning to join this for a long time now. These are all the books I got for the past month - from Manila International Book Fair and all the other sales from National Bookstore and Powerbooks and even from the second-hand bookshops. 


One Piece vol. 55 by Eiichiro Oda - I can't read Japanese but One Piece is my all-time favorite manga and I bought these at the half the original price and the quality of these are those of the brand new AND the cover is even better than the English volumes!
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta - Another steal! I bought this together with A Million Pieces for 99php BOTH! Also, I love Marchetta's Lumatere series and it's rare to see a Marchetta title in the Philippines.
Hourglass by Claudia Gray - I've already read this series but I had to have the 3rd book because I have the print copies of books 1 and 2
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - Read this and it's just soooo heartbreaking. I'll be posting a review of this soon.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - MY. BEST. BOOK. OF. 2015!
Dorothy Must Die Stories by Danielle Page - Buying this was a mistake! Literally. I thought this was the first book. I didn't notice that it was just a collection of novellas until I got home
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page - I went back to the bookstore to buy the real book 1

On Kindle
End of Days by Susan Ee - Hands down one of the best books of 2015 for me.
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith - This contains books 1 and 2.

Borrowed



That's it for me for the whole month of September. Or for the whole year, probably. I'll be putting myself on a book buying ban, unless there's a 20-50% discount on it, lol.

And while you're here, don't forget to join all the giveaways on the blog! There are tons of them and you can see the links of the sidebar ---------->

So, what books did you get this week? Month? Post your link on the comments section so I can visit your shelves!


Friday, October 23, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: HOOKED BY CHRISTINE MANZARI + EXCERPT + $25 AMAZON OR BN GC GIVEAWAY


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Title: HOOKED
Author: Christine Manzari


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If you ask the confident and snarky skater girl, and she’s in the mood to share, she’ll tell you her name is Cat. She might even tell you that she’s hooked on graffiti, 80s movies, and having fun—the riskier the better.

Cat will share a good time with you, but she won’t ever trust you enough to share her heart. It’s protected by secrets and she’d like to keep it that way. Cat knows one thing for certain: Love isn’t really her thing.

 If you ask the confident and rich pretty boy, he might tell you his name is Huck. He might even tell you he loves a challenge and is used to getting his way. He won’t tell you that his life is a mess because he risked his heart by trusting the wrong girl. Huck is ready for a change, he just wasn’t ready to get hooked on someone like Cat. Huck knows one thing for certain: Love hasn’t done him any favors, but Cat just might be worth the risk.

 Cat and Huck think a one-night stand seems harmless, but when all the little secrets they didn’t share turn out to be toxic truths, they realize how easily a one-night stand (or a few) could ruin everything. The thing is, you can be ruined in more than one way. Once you’re HOOKED, what wouldn’t you risk for the chance at more? 

  Buy Link: Amazon for 99 cents!

MINI-REVIEWS #1: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell + The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Hey all! Poppy Fairy here! I've been reading a lot of books lately but I can't seem to write full book reviews about them. They always fall way shorter than my typical reviews and since there's no more brain farts to be produced, I thought I should finally give up and make them mini-reviews instead, lol.


Title: Carry on
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Purchase on: Amazon

Summary:


Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story—but far, far more monsters.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ - ROPED IN by L.P. DOVER + TRAILER + PLAYLIST + EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY





Title: Roped In
Series: Armed & Dangerous (Standalone)
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: October 19, 2015






Blurb


Who says a wild heart can’t be tamed? 

For years, I lived for the job and let it control me. Violence was all I knew. I protected, killed, and served. My name is Blake Evans, one of the best undercover cops in the country. I thought I was about to live a quiet life on my ranch in Wyoming until an old friend showed up and changed everything. He brought me her, Hadley Rivers, country music sensation and the one woman I couldn't have. I didn't want her but she had me completely roped in.


My job is to protect her, to keep her away from some psycho who wants her for himself. However, there's more to her story than I was led to believe. I promised to keep her safe and I won't back down . . . even if I have to die trying. I can't let him have her.








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BOOK BLITZ - My Stepbrother, My Escort by Leigh James + GIVEAWAY





My Stepbrother, My Escort by Leigh James 
Publication date: October 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult





Synopsis




Rising actress Lowell Barton has problems… Lots of them.
One night, she tries to solve them with margaritas… Lots of them. Unfortunately, she throws them up all over a police officer’s shoes. And then a video of the incident shows up all over the Internet.
Now she needs to do damage control. Fast. What she needs is a story juicy enough to throw the press off. A new boyfriend—a perfect, smoking hot new boyfriend—that’d be just the thing.
Unfortunately, it’s just the thing she doesn’t have.
Deciding to throw caution to the wind and money at her mounting problems, Lowell hires a date. But when sexy escort Kyle Richards steps out of her past and onto her doorstep, she finds herself in a fresh hell she couldn’t have even imagined.

Is he the stepbrother-escort from hell, or just the thing to save her career—and herself?
Lowell’s about to find out. One thing she knows for sure: only desperate times call for measures this desperate.



PRE-ORDER BLITZ - Aideen by L.A. CASEY!!!






Title: Aideen
Series: Slater Brothers (#3.5)
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
Releasing: November 3rd






Aideen Collins is fed up. She is at her wits’ end with her eon long pregnancy, her new-found paranoia, but mostly she is fed up with her boyfriend’s constant hovering and nit-picking.
Kane Slater is happier than ever. He is about to become a father for the first time with the woman he loves. Little does he know that Aideen is both literally and figuratively a ticking time bomb. He just has to survive a few more weeks of murderous hormonal outbursts, and all will be well… or so he hopes.
They’re both caught up with the expected arrival of their little one, but in the back of their minds is a shadow that won’t fade away. Neither of them talk about it, but the shadow’s lingering presence casts doubt over their relationship.
Big Phil worked his way into their minds many weeks ago and rooted himself as the haunting figure. Without even trying, he ruins things and causes problems. He watches them from afar, hoping he can break their family.
Aideen’s instincts to protect her own are stronger than ever. If Big Phil wants to hurt those dearest to her, he is going to have one hell of a fight on his hands.
Aideen worships Kane, and what Aideen worships, Aideen shelters.



Pre-Order it now!!!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

COVER REVEAL - True Love by Melissa Pearl



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True Love
A Songbird Novel
By Melissa Pearl
Release Date: November 18, 2015


BOOK BLITZ - Pretty When You Cry by Skye Warren + Excerpt + Giveaway






Pretty When You Cry by Skye Warren
(Stripped #3) 
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance





Synopsis



“Dark, perverse, and unbearably erotic, Pretty When You Cry is Skye Warren at her gritty best.”
~ Anna Zaires, USA Today bestselling author of Twist Me
A new dark romance novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderlust and Prisoner…

I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl.
My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am.
That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.


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RELEASE BLITZ - If I Seem Dangerous by Rose Sawyer + EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY



He's preparing for the fight of his life.

Title: If I Seem Dangerous
Author: Rose Sawyer
Genre: MMA Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith









Darkness shrouds Noah James’ past. Drugs, alcohol, abuse—they cloud the few memories he has and threaten to eat away at his future. The only brightness in his life is Caitlyn Hale. She came crashing into his world the day he met with her father, the sports agent who could possibly give him a new start. That day, he left the agent's office with a professional fighting career ahead of him and the image of a hazel-eyed beauty imprinted in his soul. 

Rarely does life offer a glimpse of happiness without snatching it away. Just like he's always feared, the monster that haunts him comes roaring back. His entire life shatters, threatening to return him to the darkness he came from. The light-heavyweight champion is about to face the fight of a lifetime. He can only hope to make it through each round without losing the few things he has left.





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