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BOOK BLITZ: Someone Like You by Karen Rock

You can't program love…or can you?

Kayleigh Renshaw has come up with the idea for a brilliant "compatibility app," a new kind of matchmaking software. All she needs is a programmer to help her bring the idea to market…and she knows exactly who she wants. But Niall Walsh—a code whiz and her former best friend—has been avoiding her since he returned from Afghanistan. In spite of their history, and some sparks that go beyond friendship, he's proving reluctant…. Is it her, or is something darker holding him back?

Kayleigh’s eyes followed the hostess’s down to the run in her nylon, and she tucked one leg behind the other. “I’m here to meet a man.”
The woman’s eyes widened, and her nose piercing twitched. “Anyone in particular? There are quite a few at the bar.”
Kayleigh felt her forehead bead and started again. “His name’s Niall Walsh. He’s got dark hair...” Her voice trailed off. Did he look the same after his time in the army? She imagined his tall, wiry form and …

W.O.W.: All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byJill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

 All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack Publication: October 28, 2014 By: William Morrow Paperbacks
In life, you can't only fight for what you believe in . . .sometimes you have to fight for what you love

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, education—you name it, she's probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail for a few hours, she meets Silas Moore. He's in for a different kind of fighting. And though he's arrogant and not at all her type, she can't help being fascinated with him.

Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it's trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He's met girls like her before—fixers, he calls the…

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips 
Publication: August 26, 2014
By: William Morrow
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4.5 Stars!

The dead of winter.

An isolated island off the coast of Maine.

A man.

A woman.

A sinister house looming over the sea ...

He's a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs.

But she's not laughing now. When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they're trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.

It's going to be a long, hot winter.

*I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Thanks to Author Jenny B. Jones who introduced me to Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books, I've been on a binge lately, and was SO VERY EXCITED when…

RELEASE DAY: The Write Stuff by Tiffany King

The Write Stuff by Tiffany King Available August 25, 2014 Genre: New Adult 
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Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn't taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.
Not that she hasn't tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.

Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she's finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one…

BOOK TRAILER: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

From the New York Times bestselling author of Halo comes the start of a beautiful and powerful new series.
Author: Alexandra Adornetto Publication: August 26, 2014 By: HarlequinTEEN Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads 
After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…

Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.

To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever……

LOL Romantic Comedy Anthology - Volume 1 - Thirteen All-New Romance Stories by Bestselling Authors

LOL Romantic Comedy Anthology - Volume 1 - Thirteen All-New Romance Stories by Bestselling Authors
Publication: August 16, 2014
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Overall average: 4 Stars!

Love! Laughter! Pillow Fights!
Here's the very first issue of LOL, a NEW romantic comedy series!

Enjoy 13 brand-new stories from your favorite NYT Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller romantic comedy and romance authors, including:
Elle Casey
Mimi Strong
Julia Kent
Blair Babylon
Cassia Leo
Rachel Schurig
N.M. Silber
Daisy Prescott
Juliet Spenser
Gretchen Galway
Catie Quinn
Victoria Wessex
Kelly Harper *I received a copy of this ebook from Author Caitie Quinn in exchange for an honest review* This is my third anthology that I've read this year, and what's nice about them is they give readers a chance to experience stories from authors they already like while introducing them to new ones too. 
As far as romantic anthologies go, LOL Volume 1 is a smorgasbord of deliciousness. With lots of variety and stories ranging from swee…

False Future by Dan Krokos

Series: False Memory #3
Publication: August 19, 2014
By: Disney-Hyperion
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5 Stars!

True Earth has returned during a massive snowstorm in Manhattan-and this time they have an army. Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter know they don't stand a chance against the enemy without Miranda. And once they revive her, she's horrified to find her world in flames.

The enemy occupation is brutal, but the director promises to release her hold on the city if Mr. East is turned in, and Miranda and her team are determined to find him. With her grief over the losses she has suffered fueling her spirit, Miranda knows that this time the sacrifices have to be worth it.

Packed with suspense and deception, Dan Krokos brings Miranda's journey to a mind-bending conclusion as she risks losing everything in the fight for her future.

When my copy of False Future, the final book in the False Memory trilogy, showed up a day early Iwas SO EXCITED. I'm not a big fan of Sci-Fi but this …

W.O.W.: The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted byJill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. The Wondrous and the Wicked (The Dispossessed #3) Author: Page Morgan Expected Publication: April 14, 2015 By: Delacorte Press
For fans of Lauren Kate's Fallen series comes the exciting conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost. The Waverly sisters must save themselves before all is lost.
Since the Waverlys arrived in Paris, the streets have grown more fearsome by the day. As Ingrid learns to master her lectrux gift, she must watch Axia's power grow strong enough to extend beyond her Underneath hive. By all indications, the fallen angel's Harvest is near-and the timing couldn't be worse.

Targeted by vengeful gargoyles, Gabby has been exiled to London for her own protection. Meanwhile, the gargoyle castes are in disarray, divided between those who want Luc to lead them an…

Audiobook Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

Author: Chris Weitz
Narrated By: Jose Julian & Spencer Locke
Publication: July 29, 2014
By: Blackstone Audio/ Little Brown Books for Young Readers 
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"Only teens have survived a mysterious catastrophe in the first YA novel from acclaimed film producer, director, and screenwriter Chris Weitz"

Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens.

After a mysterious sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park and discovers truths they could never have imagined."

*I rec…

Storm Siren by Mary Weber

Series: Storm Siren #1
Author: Mary Weber
Publication: August 19, 2014
By: Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins
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4.5 Stars!

“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.”

In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre part…

One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publication: July 22, 2014
By: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
3 Stars 

Name of overseas edition of Between The Lives.

Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.

Until now, that is...

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm s…

Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

Author: K.A. Harrington
Publication: August 7, 2014
By: Putnam Juvenile
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4 Stars

An edge-of-your seat psychological thriller with a romantic twist

On the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to FriendShare to get some closure—but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as "Evan Murphy." She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search tells her that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Only this boy is very much alive.

Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, her town, and even her parents' involvement in this massive web of lies.

The tagline An edge-of-your seat psychological thriller with a romantic twist,is no joke!

This was my first K.A. Harrington book and I only intended to peek at it, but once I started reading I couldn't put it down. The writing is clean, t…