Sep 052012

claire-obscure by Billie Hinton Source: Free copy for 2011 Blog Tour de Troops Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads, Author’s website Claire Caviness loves words and books. She wears vintage clothing and hides behind the camera lens and in the red light of her makeshift darkroom. She wants to be a writer but all she manages to write are letters to Virginia Woolf. Lonely, unfulfilled, and envious of her best friend who has moved to Italy, Claire heads out to the same old club one night but takes a right turn out of her usual routine and meets Finn Weston, a mysterious […]

Sep 042012

Temp by AE Mayer Source: Review copy from Cricket Ink Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website You might imagine the Collision that catapulted magical creatures to Earth would make every moment miraculous. But jobs were just as dull, and life could be just as boring. Traffic still stunk, only now with dragon Flyways above highways, the stink was worse than ever. Jackson Bee Belle Elders (Bee for short) is a promising Magical Sciences major who ends up smack in the middle of the Southern home town she tried to escape. Her lofty dreams of adventure only land her under fluorescent lights […]

Aug 302012
Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen: 100 of My Favourite Easy Recipes

Chef Michael Smith’s Kitchen: 100 of My Favourite Easy Recipes by Michael Smith Source: Finished copy for review from Pintail Books Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Chef Michael Smith, Canada’s most popular chef, is passionate about cooking and sharing great food and flavours. Inside you’ll find Michael’s all-time favourite recipes, the ones he cooks regularly in his own home kitchen—lots of wonderful, memorable flavours that you’ll enjoy with your family and friends. Michael Smith is one of my favourite chefs, and as an added bonus, he’s Canadian. I love all his tv shows. This was the first of his cookbooks […]

Aug 292012
That Thing at the Zoo

That Thing at the Zoo (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty-Hunter #0.5) by James R. Tuck Source: Review copy from author Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected. Knowing his enemy is a rule Deacon Chalk swears by. But he’s never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo’s most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in the treetops. And he’s only got until sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city […]

Aug 282012

Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff Source: Review copy from Thomas Dunne Books via Netgalley Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder […]

Aug 222012
The Eleventh Plague

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch Narrated by Dan Bittner Source: Free audio download from YA Sync Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, […]

Aug 202012
The Stone Girl

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B Sheinmel Source: review copy from Alfred A. Knopf BFYR via Netgalley Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn’t hurt, because she’s not real anymore. Sethie Weiss is hungry, a […]

Aug 172012
Lore of Fei

Lore of Fei by Kathleen S Allen Source: Review copy for book tour Links: Amazon, Publisher’s website, Goodreads Ariela is a mutant faerie, born without wings. No wings, means no magic. The Veil of Enclosure that separates the faerie land of Fei from the human land of Hege begins to dissolve. The humans go through the Veil in order to steal the faerie children and enslave them. They clip their wings so the faerie children lose their magic and die soon afterwards. The Faerie Council asks Ariela to go to Hege as a spy to ascertain the human’s plans for […]

Aug 162012
The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop by Lauren Hunter Source: Review copy from publisher Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads, Author’s website If Derrick thought experiencing alternate timelines and glimpses into the future was strange, then he had no idea it was about to get a whole lot more strange. When Derrick Sloane meets Annie Maddock and falls madly in love, he believes he’s met the girl of his dreams. Only he then awakes to discover she is exactly that…nothing more than a dream. Disheartened, he goes to the first coffee shop he can find. There he meets Annie. She is at the same table, […]

Aug 152012
Wilde's Fire

Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade Source: Review copy from publisher via Netgalley Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website “There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”—Katriona Wilde. Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in […]