Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cooking Up Some Fun With Lisa Renee Jones!


Beginning April 1, 2013 – April 30, 2013

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Amazon Buying Goodreads

I'm not sure if this is good or bad yet, I've seen several authors posting that its bad for the publishing world, here is the article from New York Times -

Amazon, the dominant online bookseller, said late Thursday that it would buy Goodreads, the most visited social media site built around sharing books. The companies did not disclose a purchase price or other conditions of the sale, which will close in the next quarter.

With bookstores closing, Internet sites have become critical places for telling readers about books they might be interested in. This deal further consolidates Amazon’s power to determine which authors get exposure for their work.

Until the purchase, Goodreads was a rival to Amazon as a place for discovering books. Goodreads, which is based on networks of friends sharing reviews, was building a reputation as a reliably independent source of recommendations. It was also of great interest to publishers because members routinely shared their lists of books to be read.

By contrast, Amazon had several well-publicized cases involving writers buying or manipulating their reviews on its site. As a result, authors said Amazon was deleting reviews from its site at the end of 2012 as a way of cracking down.

The deal is made more significant because Amazon already owned part or all of Goodreads’ competitors, Shelfari and LibraryThing. It bought Shelfari in 2008. It also owns a portion of LibraryThing as a result of buying companies that already owned a stake in the site. Both are much smaller and have grown much more slowly than Goodreads.

Otis Chandler, a founder of Goodreads, said his management team would remain in place to guard the reviewing process that had made the site attractive to its 16 million members. “Amazon has a real history of building independent brands and running them as independent companies,” he said in a phone interview.

Reaction online, however, was swift and laced with skepticism. “Say hello to a world in which Amazon targets you based on your Goodreads reviews,” Edward Champion, a writer and editor, posted on Twitter. “No company should have this power.”

The deal did get some support from Hugh Howey, whose book “Wool” was originally self-published on Amazon and promoted through Goodreads and became a best seller. “The best place to discuss books is joining up with the best place to buy books — to-be-read piles everywhere must be groaning in anticipation,” he said in the companies’ news release.

Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s vice president for Kindle content, said the integration of the companies was beneficial. For example, it will make it “super easy,” he said, for authors that self-publish through Kindle “to promote their books on Goodreads.”

New York Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FRIGID by J. Lynn Cover Reveal!

We are very honored to be able to take part in Jennifer Armentrout's (writing as  J.Lynn) cover reveal for her upcoming  book, Frigid! HERE IT 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.

Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th 2013
Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lover At Last Release Day!

YAYY! J.R Ward's next book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood is out today! Can't wait to get into Qhuinn's story! Here's the cover:

And here's the blurb!:

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one

You can get Lover At Last on Amazon Kindle here: Lover At Last, Kindle

And on Nook here: Lover At Last, Nook

You can find our review of the rest of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books Here

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lisa Renee Jones' Inside Out Trilogy TV Show!

The Inside Out Trilogy has been optioned by Starz to be a TV show! If I Were You and two of Rebecca's Lost Journals are already released and the two remaining books, Being Me and Revealing Us will be released on June 11, 2013 and September 11, 2013.

Here is Lisa's official TV announcement! Official Announcement

You can follow Lisa on Facebook or Twitter (@lisareneejones) to keep up with TV developments!

Abbi Glines' Twisted Perfection Teasers

First, here's the book description of Twisted Perfection, a spin off from Abbi Glines'  Fallen Too Far books, I definitely recommend them! Review of the Fallen Too Far series is on the right side of the page.

Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…
Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.
What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.
The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine…

And here you can find teasers to Twisted Perfecton teasers!

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

Congrats to Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Congratulations to Jennifer L. Armentrout on a three book deal for her Wait For You books! Book 2 will be Be With Me and be Teresa and Jase's story! Absolutley loved Cam and Avery's story and hope to see a bit more of them in Be With Me and the book that will follow.

Digital Book World Announcement

And Congrats on Wait For You being on the New York Time's Bestseller List again!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Clock Work Princess Releases Tuesday!

We're very excited for this book release! Can't wait to get to read it! Clock Work Princess, the third and final in the Infernal Devices series will be out Tuesday, March 19th! Here is a blurb on the book and the book trailer:

Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Timesbestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy

SPOILER ALERT!: The First Chapter of Clockwork Princess released by Cassandra Clare:

Our reviews of the rest of the Infernal Devices series and the spin-off series, Mortal Instruments can be found on the right!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Introducing Ourselves

Hello! Our names are Brittney and Mandy. We are two Mama's who love  to read. We read a little bit of everything. Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal and even some Erotica so be prepared  for all kinds of different things! Feel free to take a look around  or ask us questions about any of the reviews we post. Thanks!