Review: Jane Unwrapped by Leah and Kate Rooper

Jane UnwrappedTitle: Jane Unwrapped
Author: Leah and Kate Rooper
Release Date: October 12th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Romance/Mythology
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 214
Rating: 4½ stars

Some tombs should never be opened…

Fluorine uranium carbon potassium. Jane’s experiment really went wrong this time. After a fatal accident, teen scientist Jane becomes the first modern-day…mummy. Waking up in the Egyptian underworld without a heart certainly isn’t the best—especially when it means Anubis, god of embalming, has to devour her soul. Yuck. But when Jane meets the drop-dead gorgeous god, suddenly she’s thinking this might not be the worst thing to happen. And then she is pushed to do the impossible—just time-travel and kill King Tut. Well, every experiment has variables which can end in disaster… Jane just wishes she could decide whether she wants to strangle Anubis or kiss him.

Jane Unwrapped is an extremely unique fantasy novel! There have been so many books with Greek mythology, and I’ve read quite a few of them, but reading a romance story with the Egyptian mythology is definitely a first for me!

One thing about Jane Unwrapped, is that I find myself hating, loving, and shipping the characters in the story simultaneously! One moment I am rooting for Jane and Anubis, or Jane and King Tut, the other moment I’m wondering why Anubis or King Tut did what they did.

It’s all so mysterious! Once you start Jane Unwrapped, the only thing you want to do is to continue turning the next page, no matter how many times you tell yourself, “I will stop at this chapter”!

One of the most wonderful (and painful) part of the story, is that its plot will leave you guessing for more! Literally. I had to guess whether Anubis and Tut have feelings for Jane… Okay wait, let me rephrase that. Both of them do feel something for Jane, but whether or not that feeling is mutually pleasant…or UNPLEASANT, that is something for the readers to find out!

What I love about Jane Unwrapped…is that it leaves me guessing at every page I read! This is truly an exciting novel to read and I find it hard to believe that this is the authors’ debut novel! I am definitely looking forward to more novels from Leah and Kate Rooper!

Highly recommended for those who would love a mythology fantasy story!

*Thank you to Entangled Publishing LLC for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

 

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Cover Reveal: Find Me If You Dare (Giveaway!)

Hey bookie monsters! 

I am so excited to bring you the cover for the second novel in the Dreamcatcher series!

(Yes, the sequel to Daniel and Kayla’s story!)

Check out the cover below!

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Title: Find Me If You Dare (Dreamcatcher #3)
Author: Vicki Leigh
Release Date: December 1st 2015

They may have won the first battle, but the Apocalypse has just begun.

Five weeks have passed since the battle that left Rome and Columbus in ruins. Sheltered in the hidden city of Caelum, Daniel and Kayla train alongside over one hundred Magus and Protectors, hoping that their unified ranks will be enough to take down their greatest threat yet: Richard, his followers, and his horde of Nightmares. Then a fallen comrade is returned to Caelum with a message carved into his chest and a note referencing the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Daniel knows their time for training is over.

Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.

With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.

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Vicki Leigh is having an awesome 22 BOOK giveaway going on at her Tumblr page! 

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Cover Reveal: Between Heartbeats by Donelle Knudsen (Teasers!)

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Yo bookies! Welcome to the cover reveal for a new Young Adult romance novel!

BETWEEN HEARTBEATS by Donelle Knudsen!

Check out the teasers below!

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Title: Between Heartbeats
Author: Donelle Knudsen
Genres: Young Adult Romance

Can life change between heartbeats?

Diana awakens on her seventeenth birthday in a joyful mood. But at breakfast she is told, during a heated argument with her mother, that the man she has loved as her father is not her father at all.

Diana decides to unravel the mystery of her childhood and the reason for their secrets, and travels across the country to visit her step-father. And so, Diana begins a journey where she discovers shocking truths hidden just beneath the surface.

To further complicate her summer, she meets Kevin Wright, a college junior. When Kevin vanishes without a trace, Diana learns family is more than shared DNA and discovers who will help her when it appears all hope is gone.

In Donelle Knudsen’s Young Adult novel, Between Heartbeats, a young woman’s quest to find her roots enables her to discover love and the power of forgiveness. 

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About the author:

Donelle Knudsen was born in Portland, Oregon, the beautiful City of Roses, but has lived in Eastern Washington since 1988. She also writes short stories, poetry, and memoir, and owes her love of books and the craft of writing to her late father, who was never too busy to read to her or to make visits to the “big” library every Saturday. She then earned a B.S. in Arts & Letters from Portland State University and is a four-time finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s literary contest in the memoir category. Her first book, “Through the Tunnel of Love, A Mother’s and Daughter’s Journey with Anorexia” was published in 2011.

Find her on: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Linkedin

 

Thank you to Be My Book Boyfriend for hosting this cover reveal!

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Cover Reveal: The Ruins by T.H. Hernandez (Excerpt!)

Hey bookies! Today’s cover reveal is a new YA dystopian novel from T.H. Hernandez!

(Yes, I know! It’s the first YA cover reveal here at my blog!)

WIthout further ado, let me reveal the cover for all of you!

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The Ruins (The Union #2) by T.H. Hernandez
Genre
: Young Adult/Dystopian
Release Date
: June 16th 2015
Pre-Order Link: Amazon

Heartbroken, grief-stricken, and wracked with guilt, seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor returned to the Union, leaving behind the boy she loved.

Now, she and her friends must find a way to do the impossible – warn the citizens of the Union about an impending rebel attack without alerting the government and risking retaliation against her friends in the Ruins.

When every move Evan makes is thwarted, it soon becomes clear she’s being watched. Faced with a daily fight to stay one step ahead of her pursuers, she returns to the Ruins. But life in the Ruins has its own dangers, and soon she’s fighting a different battle – to stay alive long enough to discover the truth.

THE RUINS is the second book in THE UNION series, a young adult romantic adventure set in the near future.

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EXCERPT

Lisa opens the door still in her pajama pants and a tank top. Jack’s behind her in nothing but a pair of sweatpants. I raise an eyebrow in silent judgment. How could she have Jack spend the night with Colin here?

“Where’s Colin?” she asks, looking past me.

“What do you mean, where’s Colin? Isn’t he here?”

“No. He never came home last night. I thought he was with you.”

“You were with me.”

“No, I mean after we separated. I figured he showed up at your place.” Her cheeks turn bright red.

“You’ve got to be kidding me.” My hands ball into fists of anger at my sides. “You can’t really be that…” I bite off the words. It’s not my place to share how Colin feels about her.

“He probably left with one of those girls we saw him with,” she says.

I push into her apartment and find Colin’s duffel bag on the floor where it’s been since he began camping out on her couch last week. “So, he just blew off his train?”

“Maybe,” she shrugs.

“Not likely,” I say, stalking back outside, unease gnawing through my stomach. If all this other shit wasn’t going on, I could chalk it up to Colin getting laid, but I can’t shake the feeling something isn’t right. I’m halfway to Bryce’s before I realize that’s where I’m headed. Hopefully he takes me seriously.

My fast walk turns into a jog as I cover the remaining three blocks and two flights of stairs down to the apartment he shares with Jack. I’ve only been here once before, but I think I remember which one it is. I lift my hand and knock on the pale blue door then pace the small empty concrete porch. Thirty seconds pass before I knock again, louder and longer this time. Still no answer. I’m beginning to think he’s not here when the lock clicks and the door cracks open.

Bryce swings the door wider, and my eyes zero in on a bare chest. My gaze drifts from his firm abs and pecs up to meet a pair of gray eyes, squinted against the morning light. Confusion fills his features as he stares at me.

“Colin didn’t come home last night,” I blurt out, my voice breaking.

His gaze rests on my face for a moment before circling the room, reminding me we’re being monitored. “I’m sure he’s fine, but let me get dressed, and we’ll look for him.”

Stepping inside, I close the door and bounce on the balls of my feet while I wait for him. The place is decorated in neo-classic guy. A fireplace and hearth runs the length of the front of the apartment, and opposite that is a solid glass wall overlooking a weedy, overgrown garden. The limited furniture is a jumble of chairs, a couch, and a couple of mismatched tables littered with empty beer bottles.

Bryce dresses in record time and takes my hand, pulling me outside. He leads the way to the depot to catch a train back to the nightclub. “I want to retrace his steps after we left,” he says. “He might’ve just found some company for the evening.”

“That’s what Lisa said, but I think there’s more to it.”

“It’s no secret how he feels about Lisa. He might’ve just wanted to get away for the night.”

“But his bag is still at her place. He would’ve had to come get it before catching his train.”

The nightclub is deserted with the exception of a handful of staff still cleaning up. Bryce walks up to a lanky guy pushing a broom. “Can I talk to the manager?”

A woman in her mid-thirties approaches us a few minutes later, wiping her hands on an apron. She sweeps a chunk of blond hair out of her face with the back of her wrist. “Can I help you?”

“Yeah, I’m Detective Cooper,” Bryce says, flashing his credentials. “We’re looking for a friend. He was here with us last night, but we’re not sure what happened to him.”

She glances between me and Bryce. “Did something happen to him?”

“That’s what we’re trying to find out. Can we take a look at the security feed from last night?”

“Sure,” she says, inclining her head. “Come on back.”

We follow her past the bar and into a small office beyond the kitchen. “Here,” she says, indicating a chair in front of a display screen.

Bryce sits and she shows him how to move through the video files. Bryce locates the one time-stamped from when we were here and forwards through frame-by-frame. I see us leaving for the night and Colin dancing with the girls, getting another drink, dancing some more, then about an hour later, Colin walks toward the exit alone. A guy in a sweatshirt, hood pulled up, hands shoved into his jeans pockets, approaches Colin. They appear to exchange words. Colin nods before following the guy out the front door.

“What the hell?” I ask. “Who was that guy?” Terror sweeps through me, turning my blood to ice. “And where the hell is Colin?”

“I don’t know,” Bryce says, reaching over to squeeze my hand. “But we’ll find him, I promise.”

 

About the author:

T.H. HernandezWhen not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they’re still figuring out life.

When I’m not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I’m obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.

Find her on: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram

 

About the Cover Designer:

Mark Sgarbossa (Illustrator Cover Designer)Mark Sgarbossa is an award-winning artist from San Diego, California. A partial list of his clients include Jason Mraz, Target Stores, Tony Hawk, Franz Ferdinand, Major League Baseball, San Diego State University, Snowboarder Magazine, 3 Doors Down, and AC/DC.

In addition to art, Mark is a talented musician. He played rhythm guitar and sang vocals in the indie band The Shirlies as well as playing synth and singing in the live electro duo ROTATOR.

Find him on: Website | Email |LinkedIn | Reedsy

 

Thank you to inkSlinger PR for hosting this cover reveal!

 

 

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Blog Tour: Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (Giveaway + Guest Post!)

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Hey bookies! Welcome to the blog tour for HUNTING SEASON by Nikki Jefford!

I’m so glad I signed up for this! Otherwise, I would have miss out on this amazing series!

Check out the guest post and the giveaway below!

Hunting SeasonTitle: Hunting Season (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4)
Author: Nikki Jefford
Genres: Young Adult/New Adult/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 3rd 2015
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Better to be a hunter, not prey.

Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.

In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.

Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.

(Note: This series started out as Mature YA and moved onto New Adult!)

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ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY HERE!

Aurora Sky Dream Cast

Aurora Sky – Adelaide Kane (I recently watched Reign about Mary, Queen of Scots on NetFlix and am impressed with Adelaide Kane. She has an air of naivety and kindness, yet is unrelenting when push comes to shove). Jennifer Lawrence could definitely kick serious vampire ass, too!

Dante – Chris Pratt (I could not stop thinking about Dante when I saw Christ Pratt as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. They have that same goofy, headstrong nature. They even like to sing fun songs.)

Fane Donado – Can we resurrect James Dean? ;­) I’m sure Alex Pettyfyer would do quite nice.

Noel Harper – I could see Rachael Leigh Cook, Lucy Hale, or Ariel Winter pulling off Noel.

Valerie Ward – Isla Fisher (She has the red hair! I’ve never seen Fisher play a mean part, but she’s got the right look. I’m sure she could pull Valerie off!)

Book one is currently FREE at all major online ebook retailers. And available for the reduced price of $1.99 in audiobook with Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice.

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About the author:

Nikki Jefford Bookaholic, nature girl, and animal lover.Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.She married the love of her life, Sebastien, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They reside with their Westie, Cosmo in Friday Harbor.

Loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

Find her on: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this blog tour!
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Release Blitz: Stolen Art by Ruth Silver (Excerpt + Giveaway + Teasers!)

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Stolen Art is now released! Check out the release blitz below!

Stolen ArtTitle: Stolen Art
Author: Ruth Silver
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi Romance
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Purchase linksAmazon | Barnes & Noble

Sixteen-year-old Madeline has been living on the streets, biding her time until she’s eighteen. With little to no money, she takes on a heist in hopes of making ends meet. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything.

Getting caught is just the beginning of Madeline’s adventure as she meets Weston and discovers the secret of where she came from.

Fans of Orphan Black, The X-Files, and Fringe will fall head over heels for STOLEN ART.

Recommended: 15+

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EXCERPT

I rush back up the dark stairwell, shoving the key into the doorknob. It takes a minute for the lock to click and I push myself inside the apartment, securing every lock and deadbolt. I can’t stay here in Hutchinson, Kansas any longer. Pulling my phone from my purse, I text Weston.

Tatiana is here. It’s not safe for me.

I grab the few belongings that have any value to me, sentimental or otherwise, and shove it into my shoulder bag, including the stolen silver necklace. It has value and if I’m forced on the run, I’ll need money to survive.

I know.

What did Weston mean he knew Tatiana is at the bar? Had he seen her? Is he there?

What do you mean, you know? I type into the phone. If he saw her, why didn’t he warn me? I can’t go down out the front door and it’s only a matter of time until she finds me just a few feet away. I grow restless waiting for an answer.

The  phone  buzzes  and  displays an  incoming  call  from  Weston. “Wes,  tell  me  you’re here.” The only thing to do is hop in his car and drive into the night, far from Kansas.

A female’s voice bubbles with laughter. “Oh he’s coming darling, but you should know he won’t get here in time. Amazing how easy it is to clone a phone number and steal his service. The advancements Stem Tech has made is encouraging.”

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About the author: 

Ruth Silver

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of the Aberrant trilogy. With a passion for writing and a love of story-telling, Ruth is actively writing multiple series under her name as well as the pen name Ravyn Rayne. Her interests include traveling, reading, and photography. Her favorite vacation destination is Australia. Ruth currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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