Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drain You Blog Hop Post!

 Brace yourself for a new book you are going to want to check out! After reading all of the reviews and watching the teaser trailer I cannot wait to read Drain You. You can get the book at Amazon as well as Barnes&Noble. Go get it!..what are you waiting for?! Keep an eye out for my review of this book coming soon!

Book Description:  "Summer. The 90s. The rich, sun-bleached neighborhoods of the Los Angeles canyons. Enter Quinlan Lacey, a cool, bored, sarcastic, sexy 17-year old with a dull part-time video store job and a mild case of teen ennui. That is, until she meets the alluring, River Phoenix-esque James, and realizes the hills are alive with the undead. Inspired more by the early, dry L.A. short stories of Bret Easton Ellis than the current crop of serialized vampire fiction, the supernatural grunge romance, Drain You, narrates the headaches and heartbreaks Quinn undergoes in her quest to stay sane and cool and in love and alive."

Publisher Weekly Review"Bloom debuts with a languid, stylish novel that reads like a love letter to cult vampire flicks like The Lost Boys, the work of Francesca Lia Block, and Southern California in the 1990s." 

Check out the trailer: 

 Tell me you don't want to read this book after checking out all of that! That's not all though..there is also a giveaway..and come on who doesn't like free stuff? Especially free book related stuff? If you don't, I think you may be in the wrong place. :P

Enter for your chance to win a great bunch of prizes!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Did I mention the author is also completely awesome?! Well yea she is! Check her out for yourself:

 About Beth:

"Bloom's first short story “Love And Other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape” was featured in Story Quarterly and selected by Dave Eggers for inclusion in The Best American Nonrequired Reading: 2003 (Houghton-Mifflin), which he curates annually. Bloom is the founder of underground dance label 100% Silk (profiled here in LA Weekly) AND the producer/lead singer of the band LA Vampires (written up in The Guardian as well as Pitchfork and Fader). Her next book will be published through HarperTeen.

M. Beth lives on the east side of L.A. where she indulges in raw fooding, magazine subscribing, thrift shopping, Sunday matinee'ing, and ladies book clubbing."

You can,and should, check out her Facebook and Twitter as well!

Don't forget to check out the earlier posts in the blog hop, you can click on the Drain You banner on the side of the page to visit Mundie Moms and click the blog name linked in this post to visit hobbitsies!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Untraceable review/ Uncontrollable giveaway

By S.R. Johannes E-Book, 315 pages 
Published November 29th 2011
By: Coleman & Stott
ISBN: 0984799125 

Book source: Personal Copy
5 Stars

What Goodreads has to say16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves

My Review:  First off just take a moment to marvel at that cover! I absolutely love the cover of this book, it is mysterious and beautiful. The cover is what initially drew me to this book but the story did not disappoint. I really enjoy books that have a strong female and Grace is by far one of my favorite heroines ever. She is the epitimy of strong, when her father goes missing she is the only one who keeps looking for him, she never gives up hope that he is still alive. She can hold her own and has no problem traveling alone in the wilderness. She has the skills, skills she learned from her father, to keep herself alive and she is not afraid to fight for what she believes is right. The storyline has so many twist and turns and it kept me guessing right up until the very end. You may want to get out the tissues because this book will pull at your heartstrings.The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put the book down until I was finished. You can get Untraceable here and check out the authors website here!

The sequel to this book, Uncontrollable, is out now and to celebrate I will be giving 1 ebook copy of Uncontrollable away! All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. Note: This giveaway will only run for 24hrs on October 15th so better get your entry in! a Rafflecopter giveaway