All posts for the month March, 2015

Cover Reavel: The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

Published March 24, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Body Institute
Date: 09/01/15
from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over
another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her
client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…
For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once
she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with
the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she
has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s
all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…
Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind.
She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests
from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to
decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…
the Author
a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi
novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body
image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts
degree; I’m an SCBWI member.

You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection
and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading–mostly young adult
novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing
conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. 

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Mad Mondays: Abby Crossing by Ophelia London

Published March 23, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Title: ABBY ROAD by Ophelia London
Age group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Scheduled to release: Originally released March 2013

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My Thoughts:

I started reading Ophelia London’s work when she wrote the Definitely Maybe Series and I was really excited to job the review tour for The Abby Road Series. Just like the other book that I have read, I enjoyed the story as a whole.

There was just one thing that I did not like about this one, at first I felt a huge connection to the characters and loving their romance and all of a sudden the book jumped three months in advance. So, I felt like something was missing and I lost a bit of the connection. Then their story started back up again and I started to feel the connection again.

I am a reader who loves to read stories where the main characters grow. I think Abby grew a bit in the end, but it took her a very long time to lead up to that moment. She kept getting pushed around and I just wanted her to see what was truly going on in her life. Then there is Todd, I liked him but I cannot believe he did what he did and never looked back. I did love them together and I cannot wait to read the next book!

As a huge fan of music it was interesting reading a story about a pop star and the struggles she was going through. She had a lot to deal with starting with her manager and how he treated her. It was completely awful but I know things like that happen.

I also like that all of the chapters were names of different Beatles songs! It was nice since Abby was such a huge fan it was incorporated in that way.


It’s been exactly one day since rock star Abigail Kelly fled her chaotic life in L.A. to her sister’s home in Florida. One day without her demanding manager, paparazzi, ridiculous tour schedules, and recording sessions. For the first time in five years, she has the summer off. To be anonymous. A summer to not think about losing her brother…or that her once-normal life has turned into a mess of panic and heartbreak.
 But all it takes is one twist of fateto enter a stranger’s surf shop while trying to dodge some fansfor everything to change.
 Because the shop owner happens to be a really cute guy with an amazing laugh. With Todd, an ex-Marine sniper turned surfer, she feels things she hasn’t felt for a long time. Possibly never. But when the real world comes crashing back in, Abby is caught between the superstar she’s become…and the painfully real human being she longs to be.

COMING MARCH 31, 2015!

Title: CROSSING ABBY ROAD by Ophelia London
*Companion Novel to ABBY ROAD
Age group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Scheduled to release: March 31, 2015

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Todd Camford went from Marine sniper to owning a beachfront surf shop in Florida, and he couldn’t be happier. Unfortunately, the programming from his training hasn’t quite been eliminated. His ex called him an unfeeling cyborg, but he’s a free-flying, unfettered hawk, damn it. Relationships outside of family are out of the question…
And then she comes into his shop.
Everyone knows who Abigail Kelly is—mega rockstar, tabloid fixture. Still, nothing prepares Todd for Abby’s smoky gray eyes or the swift breathlessness of their instant chemistry. He’d be an ass (or possibly insane) to think he can resist her. Just for today, maybe he’ll keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn’t get mobbed. Because really, how much damage could one day with a super-hot, kick-ass celebrity really do?


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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes.

Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; ABBY ROAD and CROSSING ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and MAKING WAVES; and the upcoming AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB for Entangled’s Teen Crush. Visit her at, but don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.

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Book Review: Perfect Timing by Robin Mellom

Published March 22, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Perfect Timing

Title- Perfect Timing

Author- Robin Mellom

Publisher- CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Release Date- March 1, 2015


Book Summery:

After a break-up with her boyfriend, Tori Wright decides to get her mind off the guy and takes a job running errands for an eccentric couple. Suddenly she finds herself involved in the crazy world of LA nightlife–nightclubs, palm readers, movie stars, and a roving pack of paparazzi. After a misunderstanding lands her in jail, she has one night to clear her name, help a movie starlet avoid the paparazzi, and find Adam…the coworker who is quickly stealing her heart.
As she makes decisions that can change the course of her life, Tori discovers just how far she’ll go to set the record straight.
But is she too late?
Perfect Timing is a charming romantic comedy that will have you wondering if true love can be found at the wrong time. It’s a teen romance that will appeal to readers of New Adult contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Jenny B. Jones, Rainbow Rowell, and Sophie Kinsella.

My Thoughts:

Tori Wright’s mother writes a relationship blog, after helping her mom once; Tori began reading plenty of self-help books. So, after her boyfriend breaks up with her through text she goes through all the knowledge she knows to confront him and find answers. After confronting him she decides that she needs a job so she stops obsessing over the break up. This is when she lands a job as an assistant for a very eccentric couple. This is where she meets Adam, a coworker, who she ends up enjoying being with.

Tori was a great character, full of life and I know if she was in my high school, I would have ended up being friends with her too. She in a way reminds me of my best friend, which might be why I enjoyed her. I loved her interactions with Adam too, there were plenty of times that I giggled a bit.

Even though this was a fun read, but it was very unrealistic. I don’t mind reading unrealistic fiction but for any reader, who likes realistic fiction, might now enjoy this as much as someone else. Otherwise I would defiantly recommend this to readers. It also stayed true to the genre and very age appropriate

Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn

Published March 21, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Caisey Quinn talks about what inspired her to write the Neon Lights Series:

Not too long ago (barely over a year), I took a trip to Nashville with some friends. It was one of those last minute “oh my gosh, we have to see this super big artist doing a concert in a tiny venue because they just Tweeted that they’ll be there” type road trips. Unplanned, beef jerky, big gulps, and random road mix cd style adventure. My favorite kind.

However, by the time we arrived at the venue it was packed. Literally. Wall to wall crammed, people spilling out onto the sidewalk, full to maximum capacity packed. Apparently we weren’t the only ones who caught word that a big name artist was going to be there. Sigh.

We decided to just check out a few local spots instead. In a bar called Crossroads we got comfy, ordered drinks, and started chatting about how bummed we were that we didn’t get to see the original artist we intended to. I can’t even remember now who it was. Here’s why.

As we’re ordering a second—okay, maybe a third—round and deciding if we’re going to just call it a night and get a hotel room or head home (Birmingham is only about three hours away), this glorious sound fills the air. No, it pierces the air, rips through it and grabs everyone in hearing range by the eardrums.

Our conversation—along with many others—ceased instantly. Chill bumps ran up my arms even though it was quite warm and I was wearing a jacket.

Most of the patrons gaped in awe as this young woman played the fiddle as if she’d been born to do that and only that. It was the solo from “Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels band and she was rocking it beyond comprehension. Pretty sure even the bartenders stopped what they were doing. The rest of the night was a little blurry, but I know we didn’t leave until that band had played their entire set.

We ended up getting a hotel room but none of us slept. All we could talk about was that band and how amazing they were and how we were kicking ourselves that we didn’t get their name so we could check them out online and hear more. I still look for them when I’m in Nashville and one day I fully expect to hear them on the radio. Whoever they are, they will forever be the band that inspired the Neon Dreams series.

This isn’t the exact band but they’re pretty close! The search continues!


Leaving Amarillo synopsis:

Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother, Dallas, are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band.

Except Teasers:

1. But here, where I am right now, Gavin Garrison is making love to me with his eyes. And I don’t want him to
stop. Ever.

2. It’s when he takes her hand and slowly slides up the sleeve of her dress shirt so that he can write on her wrist
that I lose my mind completely.

3. He opens his mouth to respond—most likely to deny that he did that tonight—but I place my trembling
fingers against his lips, firmly breaking our ten-year unspoken no-touching rule.

4. But you can’t really have fire. You can’t hold a flame in your hands without getting burned.

5. He’s not watching you like he’s worried you’ll screw up. He’s watching you like he’s worried you’ll
disappear and take his heart with you.

6. We’re more than that. You and Dallas are all I have. Do you get that?

7. I don’t know when I became this pathetic mess so completely codependent on the happiness of someone who
has told me in no uncertain terms that he will never cross the friendship line with me, but here I am.

8. He breathes into me, filling me, and I take his offering greedily, pulling his tongue and lips into my mouth
harder than is appropriate for a first kiss.

9. I’ve taken the first hit and already I’m addicted.

10. It was a mistake. Like I told you before, there are moments when things between us get…difficult to
control. This time I screwed up and gave in, that’s all. It won’t happen again.

11. If I can’t make him see that he is both capable and worthy of love, that memory will have to be enough for
me, even if it’s all I’ll ever have.

12. All I can feel is his mouth on my neck, his hands on my hips, and the promises of what’s to
come—literally—against my backside.

13. I will make it impossible for him to say no, somehow. I have five floors on the elevator to figure it out. My
heart rises into my throat as we make our way upward.

14. “All I can think about is how good this ice cream would taste if I was licking it off your body instead of this
plastic spoon.”

15. I’m thrusting against his mouth and moaning in pleasure when I feel it. The pressure has reached its peak
and I need him inside. Now.


About the author: 

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Caisey Quinn lives in a suburb outside of Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She wears cowgirl boots most of the time, even to church. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and writes New and Young Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places.

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COLORADO SHIFTER Series by Kristen Strassel!

Published March 21, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’d love for you to join us in celebrating the COLORADO SHIFTER Series by Kristen Strassel!
LION and the DOE (Colorado Shifters #1) by Kristen Strassel
Adult Paranormal Romance/Shifters

Lion and the Doe

She’s not ready to let fate decide her mate…

For centuries, weredeer in the Colorado Mountains have met their fated partner during The Mate. They shift the autumn they’re ready to produce offspring, and spend the rest of their lives with their mate, for better or worse. 

But Daphne wants to be able to choose her own fate. In a town overrun by hunters and woods full of predators, it’s dangerous enough to be a weredeer. Yet, living in an arranged marriage seems even riskier. 

His instinct is to kill her, but he let himself get too close… 

Mountain Lions toy with their prey before killing it. Deer are their main target, and Woodland Park is ripe with choices during The Mate. Leo never expects his prey to shift to a beautiful human girl when he captures her, especially not one he’s had his eye on for a while. He can’t bring himself to hurt her, instead, he drives her wild with pleasure. But he knows he’s not her mate. 
When the lions of the mountain learn that Leo is falling for a doe, he’s forced to reveal his true nature to Daphne. Now that she knows she’s fallen for a predator, can she force herself to leave him, or will she listen to her heart and stay with Leo?

DOE and the HUNTER (Colorado Shifters #2) by Kristen Strassel
Adult Paranormal Romance/Shifters

Doe and the HunterChloe wants to believe in fairy tales…. 

The does in the herd have shunned The Mate, thinking of it as little more than an arranged marriage. But Chloe thinks the idea of being fated to someone forever is romantic. So excited about The Mate, Chloe can’t wait until the night of the ceremony, and heads out in the forest in search of her mate.
Cane’s tired of running…. 

Everything in his life has ended badly, and there was only one place left that felt like the right place to go: his family’s cabin outside of Colorado Springs. Cane had been dreaming of the forest, and something much more primal that was begging to be let out. 

When Cane aims his rifle at a doe in the forest, he has no idea she’s exactly what he’s been looking for.

A standalone story. Mature content.

COUGAR and the LION (Colorado Shifters #3) by Kristen Strassel
Adult Paranormal Romance/Shifters

Cougar and the LionArielle Owens is forty, curvy, and looking for a change. As the only werecougar in the pride who has yet to find her mate, she feels more and more distant from her pride, and worst of all—her cougar nature. When Ari’s sister buys her a personal training package for her birthday, she’ll do just about anything to get out of it, but when she meets her new trainer, suddenly fitness doesn’t seem so daunting.

Ten years ago Dylan Wylde was a weak and afraid werelion when he left Woodland Park. Now he’s returned to work as a personal trainer, but he’s also got something to prove to his estranged twin brother, Leo, the traitor who mated with a doe. When Dylan’s first client at the gym turns out to be a werecougar, he makes it his mission to help her rediscover the untamed shifter inside her, but soon finds himself crossing a line that could have consequences for them both.

Rules have been broken. Traditions ignored. And when the mate is forever, no challenge can ever be ignored.

About the Author:

Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house. 

Read Me Fridays: The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler

Published March 20, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

The Truth About Us

Title- The Truth About Us

Author- Janet Gurtler

Publisher- Sourcefire Books

Release Date- April 7, 2015



A powerful and gripping contemporary YA from the author of I’m Not Her that’s “Just right for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult.”-Booklist

The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.
She’s made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she’s paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is.
She pretends it’s all fine. That her “perfect” family is fine. But it’s not. And no one notices the lie…until she meets Flynn. He’s the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.

The truth is that Jess is falling apart – and no one seems to care.
But Flynn is the definition of “the wrong side of the tracks.” When Jess’s parents look at him they only see the differences-not how much they need each other. They don’t get that the person who shouldn’t fit in your world… might just be the one to make you feel like you belong.


Jessica has made some mistakes, first through choosing the wrong friends and by betraying a good one. After this the mistakes keep coming. Soon her father is done and sends her to work at a local shelter for the summer. The last thing she thinks I’ll happen is running into one of the boys that gave her a ride home one night, the one she couldn’t get her mind off of. Now that she is getting to know Flynn, she can’t think about anything other than him. Both Jess and Flynn have made mistakes and they both have their own family issues, but they find comfort in each other. There’s one thing that stands in their way, their backgrounds.

Something about the cover of this book let me know that I would enjoy reading this story; little did I know that I would enjoy it so much. The characters were all so great and very relatable, I think young readers can chose one of the many to relate to and many every find a situation that relates to their life. At first Jess isn’t very likable, but as the story goes on, she grows so much as a character. She wasn’t the only one what grew as a character, in the end I think everyone grew a little bit and it was all of the best!

This story was way more than a romance it was just as much about family, and friendships as well. The friendships Jess made throughout the book were great and how can you not love Wilf?!?! He was so funny and had such a huge heart!

This was also a book that I could not put down and I know if anyone else gives this book a chance they will fall in love with it too!


Release Day and Book Review: Bound by Spells by Stomy Smith

Published March 19, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re celebrating the release of BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith! Check out the excerpt, teasers and giveaway below!

BOUND BY SPELLS (Bound 2) by Stormy Smith
Mature YA Paranormal Romance
Release: March 19, 2015

Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.

Will Aidan get to Amelia before it’s too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

“Featuring a cast of mages and shapeshifters with unique magical abilities, one destiny-shaping prophecy, a genocidal megalomaniac, and a budding, heated romance (or two!), this book is paranormal gold! Read the first book in the series first, of course, but once you finish this one you’re sure to be salivating for the next release in this not-to-be-missed romantic paranormal series.” ~Serena Chase, USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, author of The Ryn

My Thoughts:

Again, Stormy Smith created a magical world full of action. Now that Amelia has agrees to go with Queen Julia and Micah, she is trying to hide her powers and the keeper from the Queen. At the same time she is completely missing Aidan and learning if she can actually trust Micah. We also get the POV of Aidan and learn that he is learning so much more about himself while doing everything he can to try to same Amelia.

I really enjoyed reading the two POVs I was able to see what was going on with Amelia and what was happening with Aidan and all the changed he was going through. Also since we had Aidan’s POV we were able to see how the group was going to save Amelia.

I like how in this book we learned more about this world and all of the immortals, getting a lot of their history and it made me understand things better and I wasn’t as confused. I think there are still some questions the characters have that are unanswered and hopefully as the series goes on, these will get answered.

One think that I do not like is that I have to wait to read the next book in the series! I really hope it comes out soon!!!


As I stopped in front of him, I wasn’t sure what to do. I was suddenly nervous and unable to make eye contact anymore. I fidgeted and a shyness I hadn’t felt since his initial pursuit took over. As I waged an internal war over what to do, Aidan did what he did best and took control of the decision for me. He had always known what I needed before I did. He got up and circled me. He stopped when he was facing me and sat down. Even sitting, his head was close to chest level. His tail swished back and forth behind him and his eyes were full of patience. He let out a low yelp and it was all the encouragement I needed to drop to the ground and wrap my arms around him. My body was positioned between his front paws and he nuzzled into my hair as I struggled to maintain control of my raging emotions and held on to him as if he was my life raft in the sea of uncertainty and fear I lived in now. (Amelia)




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About the Author:

Stormy Smith calls Iowa’s capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly that stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form.

Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn’t be stopped. When she isn’t working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy’s favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.

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Cover Reveal:Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist by Kay Marie

Published March 19, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
of a Virgin Sex Columnist!
Date: 05/18/15
from Goodreads:
bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie, comes a new adult
romantic comedy about a girl who’ll soon discover that some secrets can’t be
kept forever, especially those of the heart.

name is Skylar Quinn, I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and
I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here

Confession #1: I’m a sex columnist. Hold on, that’s not really the confession.
You see, I’m sort of a virgin…sex columnist.
Confession #2: I’m in love with Bridget’s older brother, Oliver. No—I was. No—I
am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.
Confession #3: I’ve been avoiding Oliver for four years. Or I was until today,
because he just moved in. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s my new roommate.
So that night we’ve both been pretending never happened, well, we might not be
able to keep it a secret any longer.
And trust me, this is only the beginning. 

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About the Author
I’ve always been a writer. I grew up duct taping my novels together, started writing complete manuscripts in high school and studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduating, I decided it was finally time to actually give my dream career a chance. So, of course, I started writing a young adult paranormal romance series — and no, I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. I’ve been a true paranormal supporter for my entire life! I blame my obsession almost completely on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my all-time favorite television show. And, before you ask: Yes, I own every season… even the post WB ones! I especially challenge anyone to watch the first three seasons and not fall in love with Angel, securing a lifelong love of vampires! Other culprits of my paranormal obsession are some of my favorite authors: JK Rowling, Raymond Feist, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, Lynne Ewing and Tamora Pierce.

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Cover Reveal: Cinderella’s Shoe by Shonna Slayton

Published March 18, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Date: 10/06/15
from Goodreads:
The war may be
over, but Kate Allen’s life is still in upheaval. Not only has she discovered
that Cinderella was real, but now she’s been made Keeper of the Wardrobe, her
sole responsibility to protect Cinderella’s magical dresses from the greed of
the evil stepsisters’ modern descendants. 
But Cinderella’s
dresses are just the beginning. It turns out that the priceless glass slippers
might actually exist, too, and they could hold the power to reunite lost loved
ones like her father—missing in action since World War II ended. As Kate and
her boyfriend, Johnny, embark on an adventure from New York to Italy and Poland
in search of the mysterious slippers, they will be tested in ways they never
Because when you
harness Cinderella’s magic, danger and evil are sure to follow…
First book in the series:

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the Author
SLAYTON is the author of the YA novels Cinderella’s Dress, (Summer 2014) and
Cinderella’s Shoes (Fall 2015) published by Entangled Teen. She finds
inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using
different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna
enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in
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Wonderland Wednesdays: Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith

Published March 18, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Bound by Duty (Bound, #1)

Title- Bound to Duty

Author– Stormy Smith

Publisher- Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC


Book Summery:

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she’s an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she’s betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn’t even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she’ll be.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle?

My Thoughts:

When I first found out I needed to read this book before the blog tour for Bound by Spells, I looked at the amount of pages and I panicked a bit. Thinking there was no way I could read both books in three days. Boy was I wrong! Once I started reading Bound by Duty, I was hooked and read the whole book in a day. I just could not put it down and it was such a quick and easy read.

Amelia has left her family and begun college, where she wants to be a normal college student. The only problem is that she is not a normal college student; instead she is a very important Mage, Mages and immortal beings that have different powers. She also is arranged to marry the prince, but when she falls in love she is faced with a huge choice, while still learning how to manage her powers.

In the beginning I thought I was going to get confused since some Mages (immortals) had different eye colors. I thought they would have different powers, I’m still not too sure if they do or not, so I began making lists and taking notes. After reading I decided that Ms. Smith does a great job writing that I never really found myself confused.

It was quite interesting seeing how Amelia’s powers are triggered and feeling she gets around certain people. She also has such great relationships with her brother and friends. There was one person in the book I kind of questioned and I was very surprised that I was right on the money with him. Even though I guessed a couple things in the book, I was very surprised by others and I cannot wait to read the second book!!