Dec 28, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: Rule by @JayCrownover #romance



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Rule
by Jay Crownover

Publication Date: Dec. 30, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Marked Men #1
Source: Bought


DeeJay's Rating
✭✭✭✭✩
Rule is sexy, Shaw is amazing

Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters 

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want--and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.
But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other. (Goodreads)

Rule almost made me hate him, but Shaw was his saving grace. Here's why.

Dec 22, 2013

Sign up for my cover reveal. What's Up Weekly #19: December 22, 2013


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Dec 21, 2013

Dec 16, 2013

$50 Book Blast Giveaway: The Offering by @kimberlyderting #paranormal #fantasy

offeringThe Offering 
by Kimberly Derting
True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.
Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.

Dec 15, 2013

What's Up Weekly #18: December 15, 2013



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Dec 14, 2013

$100 Book Blast Giveaway: Silver-White by @shawnunder #fantasy

Silver-White 
by Shawn Underhill
“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
~ Robert Frost
Evie’s family has been holding out on her …
Big time.

Dec 12, 2013

DeeJay Reviews Kade's Dark Embrace by @KymGrosso #paranormal #vampires

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Kade's Dark Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans

by Kym Grosso


Publication Date: March 5, 2012

Genre: Paranormal (Vampires)

Dec 8, 2013

In my mailbox! What's Up Weekly #17: December 8, 2013



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Dec 5, 2013

Book Blast Giveaway: The Reaping by @annie_oldham #dystopia

reapingThe Reaping
The government is on the verge of perfecting its loyalty serum, and Terra knows exactly what that means—the agents will have absolute control. Terra has survived the labor camp, the agents, and the soldiers who hound her as she brings nomads to the water’s edge. 
But now she faces her most daunting challenge yet: she must return to the colony to ask the council—and her father—to help her destroy the loyalty serum. With the aid of old friends and unexpected allies, Terra races toward a confrontation that will decide her fate on the Burn forever.

Dec 4, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: Hatshepsut's Collar by @AWExley + #GIVEAWAY


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Hatshepsut's Collar 
by A.W. Exley



Publishing Date: November 13, 2013
Genre: Steampunk Mystery
Series: Artifact Hunters #2
Source: Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

DeeJay's Rating
Now this was fun!

"Loving you is easy, it's living with you that's killing me."

An ancient Egyptian artifact is driving Queen Victoria insane, and that's not top of Cara Devon's growing list of problems.


Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is a man of numerous secrets, but there is one in particular that threatens his fledgling relationship with Cara. Stunned by Nate's revelation, and before she can absorb the ramifications of his actions, he is arrested, charged with treason and imprisoned in the grim Tower of London. He stole something the mad queen wants, and only has days to deliver, before his date with the executioner.


Although sorely tempted, Cara can't let him die on Tower Green, not when their connection means she would share his fate.


Only together can Cara and Nate figure out how to wrestle Hatshepsut's Collar from around the queen's neck, before she plunges Britain into a world war. The search for answers sends Cara to the opulent Winter Palace of St Petersburg and the frozen depths of Siberia, with every step shadowed by an enemy with his own dark plans. (Goodreads)

So Ms. Exley came a' calling once again and I answered. Screamed is more like it. I've been excited to read this book, so I was ecstatic when she asked if I wanted a copy. 

I was like...hell yes!

Dec 1, 2013

A Black Friday Frenzy! What's Up Weekly #16: December 1, 2013



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Nov 30, 2013

Nov 28, 2013

Dishin' It Up with @ADKoboah, author of The Darkling Trilogy


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I’d like to welcome author A.D. Koboah, author of Dark Genesis to DJ’s Book Corner. Thank you for taking the time to come dish it up with me!


Nov 27, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: 50 Shades of Grey #erotica


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Fifty Shades of Grey 
by E L James

Publication Date: May 25, 2011

Genre: Erotica

DeeJay Reviews: The Collector by @VictoriaScottYA


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The Collector
by Victoria Scott



Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Dante Walker #1
Source: Bought


DeeJay's Rating
✭✭✭✭✩
Funny and almost charming!

He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried. (Goodreads)


What is there really to say about this book? Though I truly enjoyed the plot, I have mixed feelings about the sexy Mr. Dante Walker, though most of them are positive.

Nov 24, 2013

I've been MIA. What's Up Weekly #15: November 24, 2013



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Nov 20, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part 1 by @Jennichad217 #paranormal


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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part I
by Jennifer Malone Wright

Publication Date: August 10, 2011

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy


DeeJay's Rating: 
✭✭



The Vampire Hunter's Daughter is the first in a serialized novel by Jennifer Malone Wright.

Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

Nov 17, 2013

Book Buying Rehab ... sucks! What's Up Weekly #14: November 17, 2013



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Nov 16, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: The Queen's Blade by T.C. Southwell #fantasy


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The Queen's Blade
by T.C. Southwell

Publication Date: April 30, 2011

Genre: Epic Fantasy


DeeJay's Rating: 
✭✭



A doomed kingdom, a young queen’s sacrifice and a killer who will bring an empire to its knees...

In a world where men share kindred with beasts, the Idol of the Beasts predicts a child who will end the Endless War after centuries of strife, but first the enemy king must die and his son be brought to the Jashimari Queen in chains…

After numerous failed attempts, killing King Shandor seems impossible, until an assassin offers to do the deed. His success places the Crown Prince at Queen Minna-Satu’s mercy, and Blade becomes the instrument of her wrath. Forged in the fires of fury, his heart died long ago in the desert kingdom. His glance is as icy as his smile is disarming, and the fires of passion will never stir his blood. He is the Master of the Dance in Jondar, the best to ever hold the title. 

Driven by hatred and with the skills of his trade, he will usher in a time of strife and pain that will live in legend, and forever bear his name. He is the instrument who can change fate. He is the Queen’s Blade.




Nov 13, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: Memory's Wake by @SelinaFenech + Blog Tour #GIVEAWAY!


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Memory's Wake


Publication Date: June 16, 2011
Series: Memory's Wake #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review


DeeJay's Rating: 
✭✭✭
Descriptive but confusing at times


Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.

She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.

Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves.(Goodreads)

We all want to be drawn into a book the second it starts. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. In this book, I did. But the problem with jumping head first into books where the world was created by the author is that sometimes it just leaves the reader confused about what's going on and I hate that.

Nov 11, 2013

$100 Giveaway Book Blast: Siding with Plato by @MichellenMannin #chicklit


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Siding with Plato 

A Romantic Comedy Chick Lit About College Life, Love, and Chaos

Siding With Plato is a romantic laugh-out-loud chick lit novel about Being Young, Beautiful, and a Seriously Hot Mess!

Brooke Aarons can’t get to college fast enough. Leaving behind her small town life, she intends to transform herself into a brilliant psychologist at the University of Texas, with no distractions to slow her down. But when a twist in her plans lands her on double date with the school’s star jock – and worse, enjoying it – Brooke has to wonder if she’s the one who needs her head examined. James Cartwright’s easy life, endless bucks, and long line of willing girls should make him a non-starter for Brooke, but as she learns, the psychology behind a bad crush is a whole lot messier of a subject.

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Praise for the Book 


“This book hit home! Very funny and fast and fun read! I hope she makes this a series! LOVED IT!!!”
“I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an escape back into the best years of your life! A MUST READ.”
“Buy 2 copies of this relatable book – one for yourself and one for your best friend.”
“Siding With Plato is a must read for every girl who has gone away to college! It reminded me of my college years and the relationships between different boys, but most importantly the amazing friendships that were created. I could relate to all of the characters at one time or another. Siding With Plato is well written, funny, witty, and full of emotion. I definitely recommend reading this book!!”

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Author Michelle Manning

Michelle Manning is a Southern California native who ventured over to Arizona State University in 2005, where she majored in journalism and met the friends who would later inspire her book series. After receiving her degree, she worked in the entertainment industry as an editor and red carpet reporter for a news outlet in Los Angeles until she moved to New York – shortly after releasing her debut novel, Siding With Plato!

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Nov 10, 2013

I'm in book buying rehab. What's up weekly #13: November 10, 2013



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Nov 9, 2013

Giveaway Book Blast: Tied by Laney McMann (@laneymcmann) #paranormal #fantasy

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Tied by Laney McMann

Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either.
Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares.
Or is that all in her head?
Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.
No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?