Posted in Blog Tour, Gena Showalter, Giveaway, Harlequin Teen, Kismet Book Touring, Read in 2012

Blog Tour and Giveaway | Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter

Welcome to the Alice in Zombieland Blog Tour!

Today you will see Gena’s Top 5 Quotes from [amazon_link id=”0373210582″ target=”_blank” ]Alice In Zombieland[/amazon_link] as well as information for winning a hardback copy and a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite!

Did you see my review for Alice In Zombieland yet? I loved it!

[amazon_link id=”0373210582″ target=”_blank” ]Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles)[/amazon_link] by Gena Showalter

Harlequin Teen | September 25, 2012 | 416 pages

Summary (Goodreads)

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I’d tell my sister no.
I’d never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I’d zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I’d hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I’d tell them I love them.
I wish… Yeah, I wish.

Gena’s Top 5 Quotes from AiZ

“I hope Rina gave you an STD.” (said by Kat Parker)

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“Cole once ate a pound of rusty nails  and claimed it tasted like unicorn tears mixed with fairy dust.  True story.  I was there.” (said by Kat Parker)

It was like we were on a screen playing the newest reality show—Survivor: Asher High—and they were our trusted viewers. (thought by Alice Bell)

“I’m not going to bite you.  Not tonight anyway.” (said by Cole Holland)

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“Excuses are merely the cherry topping on an E. coli–infested sundae, Miss Bell.” (said by a teacher at Asher High)

Trailer

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 17th – Harlequin Paranormal Romance blog
Wednesday, September 19th – Bookish Brunette
Friday, September 21th – IB Blogging

Monday, September 24th – Refracted Light Reviews
Tuesday, September 25th Book Birthday – Xpresso Reads
Wednesday, September 26th – The Cozy Reader
Friday, September 28th – Grave Tells

Monday, October – 1st – Parajunkee
Wednesday, October 3rd – Supernatural Snark
Friday, October 5th – The Unread Reader

Connect with Gena Showalter

GENA SHOWALTER is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Intertwined novels and several other popular YA and adult series. Her stories have been featured on MTV and in Seventeen magazine and have been praised as unputdownable.” Growing up, she always had her nose buried in a book. When it came time to buckle down and get a job, she knew writing was it for her. Gena lives in Oklahoma with her family and three slobbery bulldogs.

Giveaway

Fill out the below Rafflecopter for a chance to win a hardback copy of Alice in Zombieland!

The Look for the White Rabbit Question is down below!
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Grand Prize Scavenger Hunt

Look for the White Rabbit Contest:

Each Day, the white Rabbit will appear on one site and stay there for 48 hours. Once you have found the Rabbit, click on it and you will be directed to a Rafflecopter entry form for the Grand Prize Giveaway! To enter, you must answer the daily question found at the Tour Stop!!!

You could win:

A brand new Kindle Paperwhite, with the gorgeous Alice in Zombieland Cover Art signed to the winner by Gena Showalter! (Yes, Gena will sign your prize!!) Also, the winner will get a personalized signed copy of Alice in Zombieland!

Where could the Rabbit appear? 

The rabbit could appear on any one of the Tour Hosts pages, as well as: The White Rabbit Chronicles WebsiteGena Showalters Facebook & HarlequinTEEN Facebook!

 Look for the White Rabbit Question

If you could only pick ONE item from the Zombie survival kit, what would your MUST HAVE be?

Posted in Book Reviews, Gena Showalter, Harlequin Teen, Read in 2012, Release Day!

Review | Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter


[amazon_link id=”0373210582″ target=”_blank” ]Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)[/amazon_link] by Gena Showalter

September 25, 2012 | Harlequin Teen | 404 pages

Procurement

ARC from Harlequin Teen.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! A++++ Perfect blend of paranormal, romance and mystery

Title/Cover Bonus: 5

Overall

An amazing cast of characters with a lovely romance, some spirit eating zombies and a pair of butt-kicking zombie slayers set to protect each other and everyone they love.

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Posted in Gena Showalter, Harlequin Teen, I'm Quoted!

I’ve Been Quoted! My First Quote!!!!

I’ve been quoted!

I couldn’t be more happier today after opening the long awaited package from Harlequin Teen!

Way back in early March Natashya of Harlequin emailed me to ask permission to use a quote of mine from my UNRAVELED review. Um, YES! Please!

I was so excited at that point but that had nothing on today’s excitement.

My 8 year-old daughter thought I’d gone crazy and my 14 month-old son danced along in his high chair.

Without further ado here’s the first page of the ARC edition of Gena Showalter’s ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND!

My Quote in ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND

A shout out to long time fellow blogger, Jessica at a GREAT Read on her quote too!

You’ll want to grab a copy of this when it comes out in September!

[amazon_image id=”0373210582″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”large” ]Alice in Zombieland (Harlequin Teen)[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”0373210582″ target=”_blank” ]Alice in Zombieland (Harlequin Teen) (September 25, 2012)[/amazon_link]

Summary (Goodreads)

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I’d tell my sister no.
I’d never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I’d zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I’d hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I’d tell them I love them.
I wish… Yeah, I wish.

Posted in Gena Showalter, OMG! I wantz it!

OMG! I Wantz It! Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, #5) by Gena Showalter

If there’s one thing I love it’s Gena Showalter. She is a Goddess at writing some awesome paranormal romance.

I’ve been addicted to her new Young Adult series, Intertwined, but before that I devoured her other adult series: Atlantis, Lords of the Underworld, Tales of the Extraordinary Girl and Alien Huntress.

Her newest release is from her Alien Huntress series, Ecstasy in Darkness!

Click the cover to go to a special promo page!

 Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 5) by Gena Showalter

512 pages, Pocket Star, (2010-10-26)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Check out the rest of the books in this series!
Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, Book 1) by Gena Showalter

358 pages, Downtown Press, (2006-02-28)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Enslave Me Sweetly (Alien Huntress, Book 2) by Gena Showalter

320 pages, Downtown Press, (2006-06-06)

$15.00 (Amazon.com)

Savor Me Slowly (Alien Huntress Novels) by Gena Showalter

384 pages, Pocket Star, (2009-08-18)

$4.99 (Amazon.com)

Seduce the Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 4) by Gena Showalter

416 pages, Pocket Star, (2009-06-30)

$7.99 (Amazon.com)

Posted in Book Reviews, Gena Showalter

Review: Unraveled (Intertwined, # 2) by Gena Showalter

Unraveled (Intertwined, #2)Unraveled by Gena Showalter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Since I’m sucking at posting reviews I’ve decided to let Goodreads do the work for me. I’m hoping this will at least let me express my thoughts on the title at the very minimum even though it might not be formatted as I have in the past.

My initial thoughts after reading Unraveled:

Amazingly perfect. Awaiting the next book already! 🙂

Gena Showalter never fails to impress me.

What I love about Gena’s YA series is that it’s relevant to the young adult age group while so full of awesome that adult readers would love this series too, which I do and probably a little bit more than I do her adult books but I might only say that because it’s been a while since I’ve read one of her adult books. 😉

If you enjoy any of Gena’s adult series you’ll probably just love this series. If you love any paranormal adult series I’m sure this series would fit you too.

I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in this series, which is titled Twisted and set to publish 09/11/11!!

View all my reviews

Posted in Author Event, Gena Showalter, Rachel Vincent

Author Event: Rachel Vincent in the Chicago Area

Rachel Vincent will be in the Chicago Area soon! Mark your calendars!

To see a formatted schedule click HERE. It’s a PDF document. 🙂

But not only is it Rachel it’s also four other awesome authors!

  • Carla Neggers
  • Gena Showalter (fan girl squeal)
  • Susan Mallery
  • Emilie Richards

Rachel will be promoting her newest releases:

Alpha Alpha (Shifters Book 6) by Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, Book 3) by Rachel Vincent netgalley_logo

If you have a NetGalley account you can get this to review. 

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If you’re lucky enough to live close to these locations I envy you. I loved seeing Rachel and Gena at BEA this year and last year.

Do you live close? And will you attend? Let me know!

Posted in Book Reviews, Gena Showalter

The Nymph King (Atlantis, Book 3) by Gena Showalter

Another amazing Gena book!!!!
She is just an amazing writer. She makes them interesting, spicy, romantic, spicy, and just too sweet! And did I mention spicy?

This book was anything but lacking spicyness! How could it not with the title: The Nymph King!

So, Valerian is the Nymph King. In the previous Atlantis book, Jewel of Atlantis, you get a glimpse that one of the dragon palaces has been taken over by nymphs. Valerian wants to have somewhere to call home so he takes the palace for himself and his men. His women will be coming soon….or so he thought. With no women to keep the nymphs strong and able he resorts to traveling through the portal to the forbidden surface!

Shaye is attending her mother’s, what 6th?, wedding when all of a sudden amazingly hot guys start walking out of the ocean. Her mom promptly starts drooling asking them to touch her and Shaye is just like GTFO! Valerian is instantaneously attracted to Shaye.

The men walk away back to Atlantis with a dozen or so women to be picked gym class style, with a bit more scrutiny than high school though, by the men needing female companionship. Valerian does his hardest to make Shaye look totally undesireable feeding her the best way to ward off each approaching man. Why? Because he knows she is his life mate.

Of course Shaye doesn’t want anything to do with this man who awakens senses she doesn’t want to deal with. Valerian is 100% male and does his damnest to pursue Shaye’s affections. There’s a small battle between the dragons who come to take their palace back and there’s a mini-subplot between two other nymphs and a human female.

Overall? LOVED IT!!! It was a pure romantic with lots of romance.

10/10!!

The Nymph King