Friday, April 29, 2011

Review: Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection--but will it be enough to overcome their differences?
Allie's been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years--but when she meets Kimiko, she can't get her out of her mind. Does this mean she's gay? Does it mean she's bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out.
Boyfriends with Girlfriends is Alex Sanchez at his best, writing with a sensitive hand to portray four very real teens striving to find their places in the world--and with each other.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it
~Atticus Finch, To Kill Mockingbird~

My Thought
While reading this book, I kept spelling the quote above. I am not a phobia nevertheless the ideas in this book are new for me. Surprisingly, various emotions were up to the surface when I read it

It was nice that every characters, Allie, Lance, Kimiko and Sergio, got their own chapters. So I could read all their point of view and interpret them. I liked when Allie and Kimiko talked about manga. The conversations that involved Allie and Lance were also my favorite. In other side, Kimiko and Sergio gave me much trouble. I was never in their sides for every problem that they faced. Many things that they did really upset me. But nothing saddened me when I found out what Allie did in the end.

Please bear with me. I have never read any GLBT book before. Do not get me wrong when my eyes kept frowning since the beginning. I just did not get with some thoughts and issue that Alex brought. I kept asking about this bisexual. A way that Allie and Sergio chose to be. Just like Lance, I just not get why they can have deep feeling for both of man and woman.

Another thing that trouble me was Sergio's thought about a date. No need to wonder why I thought he just took Lance for granted. He was not that serious. I really dislike the way Sergio treated Lance. I understood why Lance questioned their relationship.Not only once, when I found myself kept whispered to Lance to leave him behind. Lance deserved someone better.

I was crying when Alex took me to all segments of Kimiko and her mother. Both of them were stubborn enough. They got their own reasons. I was glad when finally there was a way out. One thing that also broke my heart was something that happened between Allie and her boyfriend. The antipathy was knitted for her. Then few days after, I was giggling because of these feelings. There are not many books which make me feel these way.

I could enjoy this book more if I left what I think about straight, gay and bisexual behind.

If you want to find something different that you will not find in many YA genre, you can choose this book. I think I am going to give another chance for Alex Sanchez's works but not in the near future.

Cover
They chose the right models. All the characters were represented well. Allie and Lance were Gorgeous as I thought.

3.5/5

Author: Alex Sanchez | Website
Format: ebook, 224 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Source: Simon & Schuster Galley Grab
Buy Boyfriends with Girlfriends at Amazon


Upcoming Review: The Beauty's Beast by E.D. Walker




Lady Kathryn's father has sent her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn't bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, she finds her loneliness is eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: an uncanny black wolf. What the king doesn't realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife.
The beast's too-knowing eyes and the way he seems to understand her every utterance convinces Kathryn the wolf is more than what he seems. Resolving to restore him, she doesn't count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity. And to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill.
As Gabriel and Kathryn grow to care for one another despite his horrific curse, rumors of an uncanny wolf reach the ears of Gabriel's former wife and her unscrupulous new husband, Reynard. Together, they plan to dispose of the king's pet, knowing if Gabriel ever regains his human form he could strip them of everything they have schemed so hard to gain.
Only Kathryn's affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when Reynard returns to court, will Kathryn's love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?


Author: E.D. Walker
Format: ebook, 208
Published September 26th 2010 by Noble Romance Publishing, LLC (first published September 6th 2010)


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting on Waiting: The Summer of May by Cecilia Galante


Galante’s bittersweet story of a troubled 13-year-old stars spunky Maeve (May) O’Toole, who holds a lot of grudges. May’s most recent target is her English teacher, “Movado the Avocado,” who she blames for having to repeat English in summer school. Spending her mornings prepping and painting the classroom wall she defaced during the school year and doing writing assignments for her teacher, May has a lot of time to think. She broods about all the things that make her mad and about all the people who have abandoned her: her old group of friends; her father, who now works double shifts and is hardly ever home; and her grandmother, who spends her days in bed. But mostly May thinks about the mother she will never see again. The summer takes some unexpected turns as May discovers previously unseen sides of Miss Movado and learns that they have something profound in common. Brimming with emotion and insight into adolescent rage, Galante’s prose investigates the impact of loss and the importance of making amends.

It has been published yesterday, April 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. It was Middle Grade book. Actually it was available in grab galley. But I did not paid attention. So it's expired now. Whereas I just read the fourth chapter. I wish I can read the rest of them

What are you waiting this Wednesday?
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"Waiting" On Wednesday is a weekly meme that hosted by Breaking The Spine



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April Book Release: Bumped by Megan McCafferty



When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.


They said there was an eARC in Net Galley. But I think I was too late to request this book.
I found many good review about this book. I hope I can get the chance to read it :D

Review: The Blood Moon of Winter by Courtney Conant



When the survival of a world is at stake, what choice is there?
Lilyana searches for the answer in the thrilling new world she has found herself in. Choosing between what she already has and what is needed will be the hardest decision she will ever have to face. Lilyana Makay, a young woman who prefers to be alone with a good book rather than spend time with others, finds herself in the middle of quite a conundrum. She is the reincarnated Goddess of the land of Makayra, yet this fact is completely unknown to her.
Lilyana has never wished for anything more in her life, but life has other plans. When she finds herself in this new world, she comes across an albino panther who helps to bring about her awareness of what and who she truly is. Only passion and experiences can awaken the sleeping Goddess within, not all of which are enjoyable. Lilyana must dig deep within herself to see if she can handle what is to come.
She is the only one who can save the dying land. Yet, to do so, she must leave all she has ever known. She must choose whether her new found love is enough to keep her from performing a duty that has been thrust upon her. Playing the role of Goddess might be more than she bargained for.

Lily was just another average young woman but one bite suddenly changed her entire life.

After the incident, Lily has no idea when something mysterious appeared in her life. Even when she was taken to new world made and meet the guide. It had happened many times but I felt like she did not get connected to it. Her past even her memories never revealed about it. Once I was desperately looking forward to it. Not only about that stuff, one thing that make me wondered and knitted many questions such where this book would take me. Because I almost read more than 100 pages but found no great intrigue . Thanks to my big curiosity.

I was not that into Lily. But I enjoyed all chapter which told me about her relationship with her sibling, Taynia. I almost cried a tear when something changed between them. In the end of the book, Jason was another character that make me curios.

The Blood Moon of Winter is a quick and light reading. None of the words or phrases inside that made me confused. Although it's new for me and felt a little bit weird about the whole ideas in this book, I found it interesting. Before reading this book, what I kept in my mind about the goddess was only linked to the Greek myth. The process of becoming the goddess in this book also absorbed my attention. I liked the way Courtney created and determined her own way about it.

I was little bit sad when I was in the last page. I thought I would find the ending. I just knew that there will be the second book. I hope I can get the chance to read the next series of this book. I want to know what will happen to Lily, to her family and absolutely her favorite author.

Cover:
I never thought that Lily's tattoo would be drawn that way. I was thinking that it surrounded her body only so it could be hidden. I wish I could see Lilyana closer.

3/5

Author: Courtney Conant | Website | Facebook | Twitter
Buy The Blood Moon of Winter at:
Source: From the Author
Format: Ebook, 277
Published February 1st 2011 by Courtney Conant (first published January 25th 2011)

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: Fallen From Disgrace by Mindy Mackay



Rosella Cartwright wakes up in the hospital after a yearlong coma with no recollection of who she used to be. Her only clue is that everyone around her despises and avoids her. Then, she discovers the truth: before she was hospitalized, she was the most wanted maniac of New York's criminal underbelly.
Disgusted by reports of her own heinous crimes, she attempts to reform herself, but her efforts are in vain as society continues to cast her out in hatred and fear. All the world seems against her until she is offered a job by Daniel Ryan, a rising executive and self-made success who hides a lifetime of inner turmoil behind a façade of cool indifference. Drawn to his mystery as he is by her irrepressible darkness, Rosella starts falling for Daniel, but love can't save her from her past. A former victim of hers wants revenge, and will stop at nothing to get it. Her partners in crime want her back by their side, though she wants nothing more to do with them. And a sinister plot of her own design, buried beneath her amnesia, is, unbeknownst to her, still very much in progress. These are the monsters she will have to fight off alone, and if she doesn't watch her step, she might not make it out alive.
My Thought
When I saw the cover of this book and reading all words written on it, I was little bit worried that I would not enjoy the whole story. Because I am totally new with this kind of genre. But AGAIN!!!, what I kept in my mind about this book was completely wrong. I think I should stop doing such preconception since the story, the characters and the plot grabbed my attentions in the first place. The more I read, the more I wanted to know what happen next.

In the beginning they have told me that Rosella Cartwright was up to no good. I did understand why all people gave jeer, mockery, or gibe to her. I couldn't help myself but kept my sympathy for her. I thought it was just unfair. She lost her memory. She did not deserve such cold shoulders.

After Rose, her sister, Euphemia was the second character that I liked. I awed the way she treated Rose. She got a huge heart. She did not have kept any grudge despite she has known what Rose kept for years. However many times I got annoyed with this. She was just too innocent. Another character that took my attention was Daniel. He was not only smart, he also got a great instinct. That almost closed my eyes.

Unfortunately, what I expected from last chapter did not happen at all. I was so disappointed. In my opinion, Rose and all the characters deserved better ending. In the last few pages, I lost my interest. I felt that it brought me back to the beginning.

Out of the ending, I enjoyed this book. I liked all the friction and clashes especially when Zoey was there. I did expect Mindy wrote more about Gregoire. I think I'd love to read another book of Mindy Mackay

Cover
I think they should have not put Erotic word in the cover. Because I think this book does not really belong to that genre. About the model, Rose in my mind was much better than her. :D

3.5/5

Author: Mindy Mackay | Website | Facebook | Blog
Format: ebook, 182
Published December 20th 2010 by Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
Buy Fallen From Disgrace at:
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.
Last week I posted only two reviews:

Last Week I finished
  • Stay by Debi Calleti
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
I am currently reading:
  • The Blood Moon Winter
  • Fallen From Grace
  • The Lost Symbol
This week I plan to read :


Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.


How about you? What are you reading now?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

In My Mailbox #13

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren. On Thursday, I bought four books.






  • The Mediator: Twilight (Sebja Berlalu) by Meg Cabot | Publisher : PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Lee Raven Boy Thief by Zizou Corder | Publisher: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • The Capture (Guardians of Ga’hoole #1) by Kathryn Lasky | Publisher : Kubika
  • How to Twist a Dragon's Tale (Bagaimana Cara Memelintir Cerita Naga) by Cressida Cowell | Publisher : Mizan Fantasi
I do not bought any manga this week.

So what you got in your mailbox? Feel free to leave the link. I'd love to see yours

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Review: Stay by Deb Caletti




Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.
Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough

My Thought
This is one book that was written so well. The emotion flowed in every words. In the beginning, I even thought this book would make my eyes teary . I could feel what she felt through every words that she used. When she saw Christian for the first time, the first date, or even when her summer trip with her father. It seemed so real. I also liked all the terms that she used to describe something. 

No need to wonder why Clara was my favorite characters. She was a tough and deep girl. She could handle everything well. Whereas all things which hit her were so hurt. She was fragile at first but did not let herself wallowing. I awed with her decision to move on however it was the most bothersome way. Clara's father was also a great character. The way he treasured Clara was so wonderful. I adored such family relation. Christian was nice. Sweet enough till something changed him. I felt a bit pain when it getting worse.  But I still got why Clara still have something remained for him. I learnt one thing from her. 

At first I was little bit confused with its plot. I must get used to when it split into past and present. Although the switching ran well, I kept searching its bond. Because Clara was described differently there. It was nice when the link was finally revealed. Unfortunately the ending itself was not something that I expected. I dug for something distinctive

This is the first book of Deb Calettin that I read. I think I want to read another book of hers.

I received this eGalley in exchange an honest review. 

Cover
I loved it. Clara's emotions were drawn well in it.

3.5/5

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Author: Deb Calletti | Website | Facebook | 
Buy Stay at Amazon
Source: Simon & Schuster Grab Galley
Published April 5th 2011 by Simon Pulse

Friday, April 22, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday (4/21): The Cait Files


This Week Feature:
Caitlin at The Cait Files

This Week Question:
What's is on your current playlist right now?
Depapepe with its guitars instrument. I have played it on and on. Love their music.

Feel free to leave your link. So I can check your blog and follow it.
Happy Friday!

Review: "Honeytrapped" by Justine Elyot



It's her job to snare him, but this trap might be more complicated than she thought.
When Tilly went into business as a private detective, she thought it would be all brilliant deductive reasoning and car chases. She was not prepared for the deluge of calls from suspicious lovers hiring her to entrap their love rat partners, but when times are hard, you take what's on offer - which is how, despite two left feet, she came to find herself learning the Argentine tango.
But is the tango teaching lothario all he seems to be? And when he makes his hot Latin moves on her, will she really be able to stay professional and resist them?
Tilly finds herself tangled up in the tango, hot on the tail of a mystery. She even manages to fit in a car chase, though the brilliant deductive reasoning doesn't work out so well. But where her brain might miss out, her body certainly doesn't. They don't call sex the horizontal tango for nothing, it seems.


I never thought this book would only gave me 38 pages. When I found it out, I wondered what story it brought. It was just too short, my mind said. I was afraid that I was not into the characters well which I considered as important stuff from a book. Yeah, I always made too many prejudices for this kind of story. And again, I was wrong. It need only first few pages to know what kind of woman Tilly was. She is just too innocent. She entertained me with all her words and thoughts. It was a quick reading.


I wish I know the movement of tango. Because every step in this dance have a role. It was not easy for me to figure it out when she was in her dance class


3/5


Author: Justiner Elyot

Format: ebook
Published March 21st 2011 by Total-E-Bound Publishing

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Fanfare by Renee Ahdieh



Cris Pereira hates starring in a cautionary tale. Alas, her recent heartbreak relegates her to this unbecoming fate. The only good thing about being dumped a foot from the altar is the newest layer to her punchy sarcasm. All she wants is a do-over, but this is not your average fairy tale, and wishes don't come true in the real world. One Sunday afternoon, she meets a movie star. Tom Abramson is intelligent, charming, and impetuous. In other words, he plays the role a bit too well. She isn't falling for it. She knows better. All British men are not descendants of Fitzwilliam Darcy, and movie stars are genetic mutations gone awry: X-Men with statistical disadvantages and emotional handicaps. Keep your knight in shining armor. A modern girl can rescue herself, thank you very much. After all, dreams are for the foolhardy, nightmares are just a part of life, and . . . this is not your average fairy tale
Expected publication: May 31st 2011 by Revolution Publishing


I am curious what this book bring to me. I also love the cover.
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"Waiting" On Wednesday is a weekly meme that hosted by Breaking The Spine

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April Book Release: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter



It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

Thanks to NetGalley who has provided me the eARC.I am about to read it.

From Goodreads, I found out that it will be release on April 19th. But when I checked the author website, she said her book is published on April 26th. I have no idea which one is right. Out of those confusing date, cant hardly wait to start reading this book.


Book Excerpts: Wayward Soul by Kim Bowman



Wayward Soul blurb:
When Zanna Seoul accidentally causes the death of a fellow spirit guide’s charge while trying to save the life of the man she loves, she is stripped of her position and banished to Earth to die. In the spirit world, one doesn’t mess with what’s written. With Zanna no longer guiding him and his memory of her erased, Owen Nash is left wide open as the target of the vengeful spirit guide who feels he’s been wronged. A guide who also happens to be a werewolf. Once on Earth, Zanna refuses to stand by and watch Owen die, so she intervenes again, setting off a chain of events that could mean death for all of them if she doesn’t go back and undo the mess she’s made. Can Zanna succeed before the werewolf does?


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Thank you so much for having me. I thought it would be fun to share some tidbits of information about Wayward Soul with you. For instance, I wanted a weapon to use against the werewolf, but I didn’t want to use the cliché silver bullet or anything else that was stereotypical. I did a lot research and discovered that fires extinguishers contain Aluminum Sulfate – liquid silver. I had my weapon. Most people have in their homes and it wouldn’t be even close to something you would think of using as a weapon against a supernatural being!


The villain, Jakub Logan, was slated to be the hero. He was going to save Zanna from herself. I never intended for Owen to play much more than a secondary role. Owen was just supposed to create a conflict for my hero and heroine to have to work through. But Jakub had other ideas. He took on a life of his own and ended up being truly evil. And Owen wasn’t content to just sit on the sidelines.


Something interesting about me is that I always read the end of a book first. I start with the last page, then the last chapter, and then I go back to the beginning.


I knew I wanted to write a paranormal romance, but I wanted it to be original and unique to me. I’m a huge Sylvia Browne fan and she has a very special relationship with her spirit guide, so I thought why not use a spirit guide as the basis for my story. I added my own twist and Zanna did the rest.


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Excerpt from Chapter Two

Zanna awoke gasping for air. At first, she thought it was the impact of her spirit body returning to her physical body. The force of the two slamming back together after astral travel was uncomfortable. She expected the heavy pressure on her chest, the elevated heart rate, and the momentary paralysis reentry caused, but she’d never been breathless.
Fear took over when the weight increased, crushing her ribcage. Zanna’s hands flew to her throat where they encountered fingers wrapped around her neck, squeezing the life out of her.
She blinked many times before her burning pupils adjusted to the bright overhead lights. The swirling white beacons made her eyes water, blurring her vision. Tears streamed down her face and her empty lungs screamed.
Panicked, she placed her feet on the floor and bucked. She clawed at the hands around her neck desperate to loosen their grip. The vice-like hold only intensified, continuing to push down until she was sure her neck would break. Biting pain stung her smashed windpipe and deflated lungs.
“Cease,” a male voice ordered. The authoritative sound resonated all around the space.
Her attacker’s lethal hands fell away. Her compressed arteries opened, sending blood coursing through her veins so fast her head spun. She took a deep breath. The air stuck in her crushed throat made her gag and cough. She rolled into a ball, clutching her chest. Several agonizing moments passed before her aching lungs filled with oxygen.
As her physical pain subsided, the dam in her mind broke, flooding her senses with the sound of gunfire, the smell of burning gunpowder, and the sight of blood spraying. Her heart cried out in grief as the horrible memories assaulted her mind. The man she loved was dead
Excerpt from Chapter Seven
They walked cautiously back to the driver’s door. She slid in first and scooted over to the passenger seat, her eyes darting around to make sure the lycan wasn’t waiting to jump out at her. Dread and trepidation made her heart race and her whole body shudder. There was no way Jakub had given up so easily. And if he had been badly injured when the car struck him, he would have still been on the pavement. The sooner she shut the door the better.
She reached out to pull the door closed and saw a flash of brown. It happened so fast she didn’t have a chance to react. The werewolf sunk its teeth into her arm.
“Owen!” She kicked out at Jakub and tried to pull free, to go back out the driver’s door.
“Let go of her.” Owen grabbed her with one arm, trying to pull her away from the vicious beast, while he rammed his fist repeatedly into the nose and jaw of the lycan.
It was no use. The werewolf sunk its razor sharp teeth in to the bone, pinching a nerve, causing her whole body to convulse and spasm. Her arm felt like someone took a knife and cut it open from her shoulder to her wrist then poured rubbing alcohol in the wound. Stars exploded in front of her eyes. She knew she was screaming, but she could only feel uncomfortable tingling in her ears.
Someone behind her tried to jerk her free of the lycan’s hold. Owen? There was a popping noise and then the smell of burning sulfur. The werewolf yelped, but continued to shake and tug on her arm, pulling it away from her body, nearly jerking it out of the socket.
If the lycan hadn’t dragged her knife out the window she would have used it to cut off her arm to stop the torturous pain. She no longer had control over her convulsing body and just as her mind went blank, she had the fleeting thought; this must be what death feels like.
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About Author
Kim Bowman lives in Indiana, where she was born and raised. For the past eleven years, she has been married to her best friend, Tony. She has four wonderful, awesome children. Three she was lucky enough to inherit from her husband and one she was given by the grace of God. They live on a small farm with two of their four kids, five horses, and two dogs. Kim works as an editor for Evernight Publishing and indulges in her passion of writing when she can.


Visit her blog if you want to know more about Kim.

Buy Wayward Soul by Kim Bowmanat Amazon and Barnes and Nobles


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Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



It's Monday! What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.
I have posted some reviews:
I also have read some books and I am about to write the review:
I have to erase some of my currently reading since I think I am only focus to some of them. So there are only three of them
This week I plan to read The Lost Symbol. It's has been in my shelf since last year.


In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling--a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths... all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist--is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations--all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for... his most thrilling novel yet

So what do you have in your post. Please free to leave the link.
I'd love to see it

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox #12

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.


Last Thursday, I bought two books and some mangas.
  •  Evernight by Claudia Gray; It's been translated and published by PT Bhuana Ilmu Populer. I think the cover is better than US cover


  • The Mediator: Haunted by Meg Cabot


I also got a package from Bookdepository. Look what I got!!!




Thanks to Lady Q.


How about you? What do you got in your mailbox?
Feel free to leave the link of your blog. I'd love to see your IMM

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Winners of Encrypted by Lindsay Buroker

Image credit to p3n1 and Akizo
Congratulations to the three winners of Encrypted ebook by Lindsay Buroker:


Vanessa

Kayleigh Jude

Nikita


I have sent them email.
Thanks to all who entered.

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Didn't win?
Grab your own Encrypted at Amazon or Smashwords

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This giveaway is a part of BLB Ebook Tour