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Waiting on Wednesday | Iced (Fever, #6) by Karen Marie Moning

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I am so PUMPED for this new release! It comes out next week! I have it pre-ordered for my Kindle!

I have been busy reading the Fever series in preparation to continue this amazing story. I’m currently 36% into the last book, Shadowfever, and loving every moment of it!

If you haven’t read this adult urban fantasy, you really should!

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[amazon_link id=”0385344406″ target=”_blank” ]Iced: A Dani O’Malley Novel (Fever Series)[/amazon_link] by Karen Marie Moning

Delacorte Press | October 30, 2012 | 512 pages

Here’s a short trailer for Iced!

 

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Waiting on Wednesday | Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I JUST saw this on NetGalley today and requested it for review. I so hope I am approved. This summary. Oh. Love.

They really have some awesome titles right now. Have you been to their new site? It’s prety nice.netgalley_logo

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Summary (Goodreads)

“Bono met his wife in high school,” Park says.
“So did Jerry Lee Lewis,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be,” she says, “we’re sixteen.”
“What about Romeo and Juliet?”
“Shallow, confused, then dead.”
”I love you,” Park says.
“Wherefore art thou,” Eleanor answers.
“I’m not kidding,” he says.
“You should be.”

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.

What do you think? Amazing cover. And that summary! Gah!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Manifest by Artist Arthur

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I saw this on NetGalley yesterday and requested it for review. I was approved and I can’t wait to get to it. 🙂 They really have some awesome titles right now. I request 4 books!

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Manifest by Artist Arthur

Krystal Bentley is an outsider at her new high school, having just moved to a small Connecticut town. Lately she’s been hearing the voice of a teenage boy in her head, and he has become her friend and confidant. The only problem is, he’s dead…
Ricky Watson was killed a year ago in the alley behind Krystal’s new school. The rumor mill is filled with stories of Ricky and his untimely death. Unfortunately, as a ghost, Ricky is unable to investigate his own murder, so Ricky needs Krystal to find the truth and she needs someone to listen. When Krystal befriends Sasha and Jake, both outcasts at her high school, the threesome soon discover that they have more in common than their outsider status. Each has a unique paranormal ability and an unusual birthmark in the shape of an "M." Jake announces that the M must stand for misfits, and so the three form an unusual clique. They soon realize that solving Ricky’s murder can help them understand the mystery behind their powers and may reveal whether there are others like them. –Goodreads

What do you think?

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WoW: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

I love this cover!

Summary (Amazon)

Scarlet March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett’s only friend–but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?

 

It just sounds action packed and swoon worthy. Sisters Red will be released June 7.

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What do you think?

Jess Sig

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WoW: Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, Book 2) by Gail Carriger

If you’ve been a follower of my blog for a while then you know how much I adored Soulless, Book the First, by Gail Carriger.

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It was the perfect blend of setting, paranormal and the amazing writing skills of Gail. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that I am WoWing Changeless, which will be out in two weeks! March 30 couldn’t get here fast enough!

If you haven’t read Soulless or have no idea what it is I’d suggest checking out my review.

I’m posting the summary for Soulless and NOT Changeless because I don’t want to ruin anything for readers who haven’t (YOU SHOULD!) read Soulless yet. 🙂

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced!
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible.
Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

I cannot wait for my copy of Changeless to arrive!

Series

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

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What are you waiting for?

Jess Sig

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WoW: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany

First, a great big HUGE thanks to Carla over at The Crooked Shelf because without her I would know NOTHING about this book.
She featured it today as her Waiting on Wednesday and I’m stealing it as mine too. Why? Because I’m a sucker for shifters and this book has already proven its potential to be phenomenal.
13 to life

13 to Life by Shannon Delany
320 Pages
St. Martin’s Griffin (June 22, 2010)
$9.99 paperback (Amazon.com, 12/02/09)

Summary (Shannon’s web site)

Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction…
When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.
The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide–secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.

His name is pronounced as Peter.

Excerpt

An excerpt is available on her site under 13 to Life —> Free Reads
The excerpt is AWESOME. I want to read more now. June is really, really far away. 😦

Trailer


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Shannon is also a member of Class of 2K10. They have a blog and Twitter.
Shannon also has a Blogger blog dedicated to 13 to Life.

Pre-Order

13 to Life is available for pre-order on Amazon.com!

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Jess Sig
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WoW: Other by Karen Kincy (Cover Art)

If there’s one thing I love it’s shifters.

I’m a huge fan of Rachel Vincent’s Shifters (Werecats) series. They are Adult though but freaking awesome.

I just saw this book’s cover art released and I love it! I added the title to my Goodreads list back in August and now I’m ready to read it TODAY!

Karen showcased the cover on the 2010: A Book Odyssey aka The 10’ers as well as on her web site.

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Other by Karen Kincy

July 1, 2010 by Flux

This cover is just WOW. It’s not the best graphics but it has a huge impact. I like that her pelt looks like it’s painted on. A cool effect. Clearly the girl is a shifter and there are other “dark” shifters present by the looks of the shadow figure in the woods. Her yellow eyes are very cool. I also love that “Other” looks gold and the font is pretty nifty too.

Here’s the blurb about the book.

 

“I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours.

My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me more than I want to admit. Shards of moonlight and shadow shift on the wall. I clench my teeth and toes and try to ride out the pain. My bedroom drifts counterclockwise, and I shut my eyes.

It can’t be good for me, not shapeshifting.”

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

 

Now that sounds awesome!

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Jess Sig

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WoW: Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, # 2) by Chloe Neill

Yeah, this book is already released but I just reviewed the first book, Some Girls Bite, and I’m eager to get my hands on the second book! I’ve been promised a review copy so I’m hanging in hoping it’ll arrive soon! 🙂

Friday Night Bites is the second installment to Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill. I enjoyed the first book immensely. It was a "Ballsy Award" winner. 😉

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2) by Chloe Neil

NAL Trade (October 6, 2009), Paranormal Romance – Vampires

368 pages

$10.20 (Amazon.com, 10/28/09) & Kindle Edition ($9.99)

Friday Night Bites

Summary (Amazon.com):

The story of a young heiress’s initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues…
Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they’re enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves-mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle-the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.
So now it’s up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn’t want peace between them-someone with an ancient grudge…

The first chapter of Some Girls Bite is available to read on Chloe’s website, as is the first chapter of Friday Night Bites!

Get the first book, Some Girls Bite and join me in this awesome series! 🙂

Jess Sig

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WoW: Deep Kiss of Winter by Gena Showalter & Kresley Cole

So, I was just sitting here reading other lovely review blogs when I get an email from an author. Not just any author but GENA SHOWALTER! One of my most favorite authors.

She’s an amazing story teller. She builds awesome worlds and writes a mean love scene.

She’s so awesome and thinks I’m awesome that she’s sending me a copy of Deep Kiss of Winter by her and Kresley Cole, SIGNED by both her and Kresley! How cool is that!?!

I’m super excited! I almost purchased a copy from Davis-Kidd who is having copies signed and shipped to you! It’s a bit pricey but some would justify it as worth it. (I’m on a budget and unemployed!) Orders must be submitted before October 15th.

Total cost for book, tax & shipping within the Continental U.S. is $32.76.

There are also some contests where you can enter and win a copy! See Gena’s “Win Deep Kiss of Winter” blog post for the details.

Or you can just order a copy on Amazon.com with out the super awesome signatures. Lame, I know, but worth it any way.

Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter

Pocket (October 13, 2009)

436 pages Adult: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Deep Kiss of Winter

Summary (Amazon.com)

Under the cover of wintry dark shadows, passion’s magic ignites a fire too hot to touch — and too wicked to die….

DEEP KISS OF WINTER

Two never-before-published paranormal stories to delight the senses and tantalize the imagination!

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

KRESLEY COLE

delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time…and a Valkyrie aching to be touched.

Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden — the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can’t be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together, can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

GENA SHOWALTER

puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted…and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.

Aleaha Love can be anyone — literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself….

Trailer

 

I can’t wait to read this! I’m guessing Kresley’s story will be first but I plan to read Gena’s first. Or should I save the best for last?

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Gena’s Books on Amazon.com

Here’s a slideshow of Gena’s books. There are some that aren’t on here because there isn’t cover art so check out Gena on Amazon.com. My favorite book of hers is The Vampire’s Bride. It’s book 4 of her Atlantis series but it’s amazing.

 

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I’ll let you know what I think when I’m doing with it!

Jess Sig

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WoW: Firespell (Dark Elite, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

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Firespell (Dark Elite, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

Signet (January 5, 2010)

256 pages, Young Adult

$6.99 (Amazon.com, 09/30/09) Available for pre-order

My Thoughts

WOW! Is right. The cover to this book is awesome! And the story sounds really cool!

Summary (Chloe’s Website)

As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

 

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What do you think? I wonder what powers she uncovers?

Jess Sig