Saturday, December 21, 2013
Title: Art of Appreciation
Author: Autumn Markus
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Abby Reynolds is burned out.
Since clawing her way into a great position at a Boston museum, she’s been saddled with a scheming intern and a nagging boss. She’s scuttled her own painting dreams, her cat refuses to be box trained, and now the most boring man on the eastern seaboard just told her, “It’s not you, it’s me.”
Her bestie Sarah offers a much-needed escape: a summer of sand, sea, and younger men in Santa Cruz…
Hot young bike racer Jason is sexy, unattached, and completely ready to spend a summer in uncomplicated flirtation. Since Abby has decided love is off the table, he seems like the perfect match.
Then she meets Matt. Sculptor, surfer (and age appropriate), he’s everything she gave up wanting and then some. He’s a grown-ass man with his own life issues: does he want to sculpt for love or for profit? What about that twentysomething model who’s always clinging to him? Is he ready to let a woman invade his Fortress of Solitude?
Abby has to decide whether she’s satisfied with leaving behind the idea of Mr. Right and settling for Mr. Right Now.
Grown up love. It’s complicated.
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About the Author
Autumn Markus traveled far and wide as a military brat, but her heart was always in the American west, where she was born. She hikes, reads and writes there still, along with snuggling her husband, four children, and a horsedog. She freelance edits for other authors, reviews Women’s Fiction for the New York Journal of Books, and is the author of the contemporary romances Cocktails & Dreams and A Christmas Wish. She is currently at work on her next novel.
The Art of Appreciation is a fast paced novel with enough romance to keep your face in permanent swoon. I, personally, adored this novel. It not only satisfied my need for a spunky heroine, but eradicated any doubts in this novel. At first I was like, this is going to be the same old girl meets boy, boy and girl are otherwise occupied. Though that was in the novel, it took up only part of the book, leaving the rest unknown. I saw different themes within it. Finding your true passion. Trust. And most of all, Art. I loved how when Abby and Matt got together, they didn’t drop everything to be together. They understood that they had their own lives in very different areas. They continued to date for the summer at least and within that short span of time Abby rediscovers a passion that she had lost once before. As they begin to draw closer, what will they do when the summer ends? Read it to find out.
The descriptions were one of my favorite things in this novel. The way that she described the art and the scenery made me feel as if I were really there. The humor she placed into the novel made me laugh so hard. I am thankful I had the opportunity to read this novel. Thanks Literati!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
<p>If she weren’t writing, she’d like to think you’d find her in Downton, The Paradise, or having a goblet of wine with Tyrion in King’s Landing.</p>
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Author: Eleanor Gwyn-Jones
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Enna Petersen has never been good at making personal decisions, particularly when she has to choose between her passions. As a theater director, the stage is her world, the spotlight her vitamin D, the waft of greasepaint her oxygen. However, when her handsome American businessman boyfriend proposes and paints the picture of a luxurious life in Pennsylvania, she has to tear her heart in two and give up on her theatrical dreams.
But as she navigates the visa gauntlet at the US embassy in England, she meets Will, a charismatic, erudite actor who encourages her to not give up on her dilapidated and much beloved theater. She is torn, tormented by the thought that her departure will certainly lead to Ashtead Theatre’s demise, but she follows her heart, says goodbye to her homeland, and begins her new role as Cole’s fiancée in America.
However, homesickness soon strikes. Enna longs for the English countryside, her theater, and the passion that Will has inspired in her. After her American dreams fall apart, she is reunited with all three back in the UK, and with Will's help, she soon finds her theater more successful than she ever thought possible. She has everything she's ever wanted, including a gorgeous man in her bed to share it with, so why is it she can't stop thinking about Cole?
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Friday, November 8, 2013
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Friday, November 1, 2013
2. Trying to write a novel takes a lot out of a girl
3. Drama (If you hadn't gone to school this is like 60% of it)
4. Homework (What teachers use to torture you)
Well that's all folks except....
I AM TRYING TO WRITE A BOOK. YAY!
Wait, woah Kat is trying to write a book?
Yes and maybe when I complete this book I could show you guys.
Oh wow Kat that's friggin awesome and your like ** years old!
Yes I know, every chapter is an accomplishment at my age and all that junk
Second Order of Business
Dunn Dunn Dunnnn
Origin By Jennifer L Armentrout- 4.5 Stars
Friday, August 16, 2013
Tehe! Oh my Pepe....
No one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger... and they know it.
If you hadn't read Obsidian or my blog post on it I'd highly suggest it because I gonna spoiler all over this hot plot! You have been warned! The plot is the same ,but not dragging it out like some other books in *cough* mockingjay*cough* It stays quick, warm, and simply out of this world. P.S. I did see Blake betraying them coming.
Katy is still funny as ever and still making mistakes. But, unlike when other people make mistakes (Luce) she doesn't play dumb, she owns up to it. She recognizes her past mistakes and tries to fix them, which is a great character trait. Also, though Daemon is her boyfriend, she doesn't let him push her around or make decisions for her, which is marvelous.
Still arrogant, snarky, and hot. There is a reason that Daemon is my all-time top Book Boyfriend next to Noah Shaw, Jace , and Archer. It's because he can be swoony, protective, and still be a man. He doesn't do all the corny stuff that other book guys do and when he does he does it with flair and class. The relationship between Katy and him is generic and is like every other relationship besides the sci-fi parts!
The action sequences were sharp quick and well detailed.
The ending was gut-wrenching and brought me to tears. The fact that the government basically tortures them and uses onyx to do it is simply disgusting. When they had that final scene together with katy on the otherside and he finally said I Love You, I was like finally
I did expect one of them to get kidnapped or something I didn't expect Katy. I thought it would be Daemon. But, it's terrible because the mom doesn't even know about the luxens and probably thinks she's dead. I don't know what to do now because Daemon's words are still making me cry, months later (I read this when it first came out) and he's probably going to go after her ,but I HATE the idea of them being apart.
On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.
Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.
Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.
I liked it. It was original ,but at some points it just felt like they slipped out the word vampire and replaced it with kami. The Summary left no surprises about his species either because it basically tells the jist of the story.
As much as I loathe people who constantly compare books to Twilight, I have to compare this book to it. Katie in the beginning reminded me so much of the bad things of Bella it was kind of annoying. At the 2nd part of the book she got less annoying and more "mediocre" for lack of a better term. I did like her decision in the end because I didn't like how Tomo was pushing her away.
I hated it so much that I loved this character, he rude, arrogant, and so hot! He is just so protective of her and it's so dreamy ,but he has problems with pushing people away.
Amanda Sun was really detailed on the facts of Japan and I learned a lot about Japan. They have some words in Japanese that you have to look up, which was fun in the beginning but got tiresome 50 pages in. Like literally every one or two pages you have to look up the words in the glossary in the back.
The ending was not a cliffhanger nor a dull one. It was a nice ending
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Omg, Omg, Omg!!!! I liked the other cover better though.
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
Yes! Oh my Gosh yes!!
The Plot was interesting but in some parts lacking in Kaiden which is a sin because I sometimes lost interest because of lack of Kai. It's really intense at the end and really action packed. The writing is fantastic and even in the sad parts she kept it real. She didn't make Anna wallow in self-pity for long and made her get back up and get on with the Armageddon.
My constant problem with her in the first book was the fact that she was too good and at times made it hard to relate with her. But not in this book. Anna comes out less saintlike, more edgy, and less helpless. Her narrative is hopeful and yet true.
Now time for the main event
Drum Roll please
Isn't the cover cute
If you want a slice of the cookie that is the book, pre-order now!!
Now time for my first ever contest!! EEP!!!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
Rating: 5 Stars
The thing about these books about the unreliable narrator is that it could end up either way being super cheesey or fudging great and this book falls under the drop whatever your doing and read category. And with so much going on you would think that a romance on top of that would be over doing it, then your wrong. The romance feels generic and fits right into the book...
And the thing is you think that you know what's coming then BAM!!
Something terrible happens...
And then it goes from being a steady pace to a fast, nail biting speed and then it ends...
and your like WTH just happened? That's it...
Mara Dyer: She's the narrator and not only did her two friends and her bf die, she's also going crazy. Mara is extremely loyal, snarky, and crazy, like omg I can't believe that she did that with her mind crazy. She is in these horrible situations yet she is still funny as hell. I just loved her
Noah Shaw: Oh sweet lord baby Jesus my... like holy hell he's hot
“You're distracting,' I said truthfully.
'I won't be. I promise,' Noah said. 'I'll get some crayons and draw quitely. Alone. In a corner.”
Jamie: He's the best friend any psychopath could have.
The Family: Very supportive, I just love all of them - even the mom.
Why, why, why? I wasn't ready for that...
Hmph okay I'm okay I swear...
But hey there's a sequel at least!
Tehe look at this
Get it cuz they make madness together!!!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Look how hot that guy is..
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
The Cover is so weird...
But weird is my new m.o. so I instantly went..
From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.
Think the summary is short ,but it nearly gave the WHOLE plot away!
I will admit, I was a little taken aback when I first started the book. I was like "Wait, where is this boy or when are they going to find out that they are a saint?" The thing is that when you first start it you are like wanting it to be all actiony like bang, bang, bang and this book was the farthest thing from it. The beginning was very slow and since it was told from multiple narratives, I only liked Agnes's. So whenever Lucy's narrative came around I was like
Cuz you expect so much more from the leader and you expect some deep stuff from her ,but she was all whiny and rude and just plain annoying. I barely tolerated Cece. Another thing I didn't really understand besides why Lucy and Cece were chosen as saints, is why everybody was so obsessed with Sebastian. I mean I get that he's hot, tragic past, and romantic ,but come on! The only one who actually seemed to be in a real relationship with him was Agnes. Agnes, was by far, the best character in the book. Back to the story, it was so slow and you kept waiting for everybody to get there stuff together that it sometimes dragged and the only real climax was at the end when the totally (spoiler) beat up/killed those guys. Assassin saints! Hell yeah! But then right when it got juicy it was..
And I was like..
I would give it 3.5 stars because of the annoying,excessive garbage (Lucy) and the very sssslllllloooooowwwww start and the lack of a really good climax (spoiler) unless you can count the time when the finally went down to the chapel.(end of spoiler)
Monday, June 3, 2013
These are my thoughts in certain parts of the movie
Aww stupid cheetah/jaguar he is such a jerk
Calla is soooo nice and chertcheck is such a jerk
Woah he's a cutie
Nice moves (during the scene where he saves Jane)
Wow he's really smart
Love is in the air (Jane +Tarzan)
Go chertcheck! Kill 'im
I knew he was trouble the moment he walked in
That traitor! Clayton
Omg that dr. Is hilarious
Jane+Tarzan 4 evah
Thursday, May 30, 2013
|Me at the ending of the book.|
Don't you just love her dress???
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
It was original and very well thought out. The plot was very I dunno, interesting(the good kind) and I felt very connected with it. If it had only been Anna though...
What do you get when an angel and a demon collide. An Anna! Poor girl! You find out that 1/2 of you contradicts the other! For the first fourth of the book, before the party, I got really annoyed because she made me feel a bit intimidated with her no swearing, no nonsense way of life. Then we finally get the low down on Kaiden (Ky) and then I finally start to enjoy her pov. When she starts letting lose, I start to relax and finally get into the story. If it had been only Anna I do not think I would make it through the story because like thai, Kai is the spice. (Get it from the quote:"Kai, like thai only yummier.")
Sweet Lord Baby Jesus, he's a brit. and a drummer! Whoop there it is! W/o Kaiden there would be no Sweet Evil, it would be probably be Sweet Anna or something. He brings the evil, he brings the shades of grey between black and white and he brings the comedy. He's not exactly the nicest person ,but he's not exactly the rudest and that's what I like in my guys. He's so 3-D, He has the ability to become a Daniel(From Fallen which is stupid) but he doesn't. He sacrifices himself for Anna and seems willing to die for her even (and if that isn't devotion, what is?) Overall, He's in a close tie with Daemon.