ARC Review: Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins

TITLE: Waiting On You
SERIES: Blue Heron, #3
AUTHOR: Kristan Higgins
GENRE: Adult, Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 25th March 2014
PUBLISHER: Harlequin
Does being nobody's fool mean that you're nobody's love?
Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love... just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart... an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.
But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who's ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they've got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.

*Received an ARC in exchange of an honest review*

This contemporary romance had some great parts but there were too many issues between the main characters. How could Colleen love a man she was with for four years without him ever saying I love you. She said it to him all the time but he held back. Lucas handled everything wrong. Sure he had a rough childhood but he had someone like Colleen love him completely. I still can't believe he never said I love you to her. *spoiler* not until the last chapter to get her back.

A/N: This is a review made by my friend, GERI. :)

Book Blitz: Impossibly True by Shane Morgan [GIVEAWAY]

TITLE: Impossibly True
SERIES: Impossibly, #2
AUTHOR: Shane Morgan
GENRE: Contemporary, New Adult
RELEASE DATE: February 2014
PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Book Blurb:
Moya is finally listening to her heart. 
She’s ready for love and willing to bask in all the joy it brings, but still, she insists on taking things slow. After all, her relationship with Branden isn't the only one that needs a chance.
With his health scare behind him, Branden wants nothing more than to get his life back on track—play hockey again, catch up on school, and get things moving with his girlfriend.
In the middle of strengthening their relationship and sorting out their individual lives, trouble begins to brew, testing the depth of their feelings for each other.
Can Branden and Moya once again overcome their trials and prove that their love is indeed true, or will past ghosts and new temptations drive them apart forever?

Shane Morgan is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult fiction. She enjoys contemporary, fantasy, romance, and horror. Shane physically lives in Rhode Island, but virtually she's in Neverland. 
Her belief is that imaginations can never be too wild. If you’re thinking it then the story is already written inside your head. It’s simply time to share it with the rest of the world.

Interview with Kelly Oram, Author of Ungifted (Supernaturals, #2)

*squeeel* OMG! I am already done reading Ungifted, book two of the Supernaturals series of +Kelly Oram and I just love that I started to like Russ! As you all know I don't really like him in book one, Chameleon. Why? He's such a jerk there and for the life of me, I can't handle it. LOL. Well... now, I do. I love him. Love all the guys there! :P 

I asked Kelly if she could indulge me an interview. And guess what?! She happily answered ALL my questions and fangirling over the HOT men, yes you read that right - MEN - and I can't wait to let you guys read what she has to say! So without further ado, here's Kelly Oram!!! :)

Book Blitz: Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison

TITLE: Of Sea and Stone
SERIES: Secrets of Itlantis
AUTHOR: Kate Avery Ellison
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: 2nd February 2014
All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.
When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.
Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving...

I live in Georgia with my wonderful husband and two spoiled cats. When I'm not writing, I'm usually catching up on my extensive Netflix queue, reading a book, giggling at something funny online, or trying to convince my husband to give me just ONE bite of whatever he's eating. Learn more about my writing and books at my blog (, find teasers for upcoming works on my Facebook page (, and subscribe to my new releases newsletter to be notified of new novels as soon as they hit stores (!

Mini Reviews: Cursed, Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller, Working It and All That Glows

Mini reviews!!! It's about time I make a post of my reviews. >.< I have them up in my Goodreads page, but not yet here in blog and Amazon. Will do as soon as I can. :)

TITLE: Cursed
SERIES: Voodoo Nights, #1
AUTHOR: Lizzy Ford
GENRE: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: 9th February 2014
The Red Man is coming ...
Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father’s home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of a curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse ... the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city?
The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations -- a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn’t believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he’s compelled to for more reasons than her beauty. 
He’s not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse.
Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil’s siren song?

Trailer Reveal: Soul Betrayed by Katlyn Duncan [GIVEAWAY]

I am super excited to be able to share the trailer for Katlyn Duncan's SOUL BETRAYED, the third and final book in The Life After trilogy, coming February 27, 2014 from Carina. The covers for each book in this series are gorgeous and the trailers are just as amazing.

BOTW: Greed by Fisher Amelie [REVIEW]

TITLE: Greed
SERIES: The Seven Deadly, #2
AUTHOR: Fisher Amelie
GENRE: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 27th October 2013
Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours…because that’s what I do. I want.
My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.
I’m Spencer Blackwell…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

This is for our BOTW! We're reviving it and actually we're on the 7th book. But this is the first book that I joined them again. >.<

Book Expo America (BEA) 2014

Disclaimer: I'm in no way an associate of Book Expo America. I'm not paid in whatsoever amount or way. I'm doing this because I want to and it is voluntarily. 

BEA. Book Expo America. As a book lover, it is one of my dreams to attend this infamous event in the US. One that I wish - every single year - that I live in New York. Once or twice a year, I dream of being born in New York, living in that place. Sadly, I live in the other side of the world, Philippines.

ARC Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

TITLE: The Rule of Three
SERIES: The Rule of Three, #1
AUTHOR: Eric Walters
GENRE: Young Adult, Dystopian
RELEASE DATE: 21st January 2014
PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam’s are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.

*Received an ARC in exchange for honest review. Thank you!*

I really liked this book. Simple. Straight to the point. I love that the story is quite simple in a sense that the author didn't need to rebuild a whole new world. It is quite different with other post apocalyptic books I have read. Why, you ask? Simply because it can happen. Like right now, it might happen to us. It did happen back in time, like 30 years ago? Or something. I have read in a review of this book that it happened in US, a huge blackout for like 3 days.

Book Blast: Three Minutes to Happiness by Sally Clements [GIVEAWAY]

TITLE: Three Minutes To Happiness
SERIES: The Logan Series, #2
AUTHOR: Sally Clements
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: 15th January 2014

Photographer Valentine Jones doesn’t believe in love, but when her romantic friend Maggie drags her along to a speed dating event, she finds herself reluctantly attracted to architect Finn Logan. Against her better instincts, she ticks yes on her scorecard to seeing him again. He never calls.
Finn shouldn’t have flirted with Val at the speed dating event. He was there to chaperone his wayward niece, not find another girlfriend – he has two already. When he meets Val again at his cousin’s wedding, he tries to explain, and ends up kissing her instead.
Finn’s company need a photographer to nail an important contract, and Val needs the job. Before long, Finn has dissolved his harem, and persuaded Val into his bed. She’s all for a quick fling, but nothing more – a ruined marriage has taught her that love is an illusion. But Finn’s ruthless pursuit is making her change her mind, until the party at his parents’ house that changes everything…


Sally Clements writes fun, sexy and real contemporary romance, partnering hot heros with heroines that know what they want, and go for it! She’s a voracious reader, and considers writing for a living the perfect job—the only downside is saying goodbye to her characters at book’s end!

January 2014 Wrap Up

Yay! I finished 13 books this January. Goodreads says so. :P I'm so proud of myself finishing 13 books in a month! I might give myself a little something for that... Meaning, I'll probably buy another books to add to my pile. :P

Here are the books I have read and review for the month of January this 2014.


How about you guys? What are the books you have finished for the first month of the year? How many? What's your favorite reads? What is the least? I love Savor and definitely recommending it to all! :)