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Hallo 2013! [NHBones slip]

Well another year ending... Though I'm pretty sure the word that was out was that the 'world' was ending not the year...
Anyway...
My beautiful bookpicERS!!!!
How are you saying goodbye to the amazing 2012??

Can you imagine all the awesome books that came out this year?? I don't think my mind can comprehend how lucky everyone that got this years book releases!!! You lucky lucky people!! I hate you-not really-from the bottom of my bookish-freak heart.

I think some reads were really really traumatic for me, as in, I won't ever ever get over them, I am marked for life, I was tortured beyond repair, I was ruined for all men, I fell in love, I got tossed against wall after wall... and even then... I went back for more...
If that is not book-masochism I seriously don't know what is.

I want to thank all the authors who are brave enough to put their work out there for everyone to see, I want to thank all my bookish friends for being there for me to gush about my latest…

My Apology of Apologies. AGAIN.

-Non edited post because I know I might ramble much more if I proofread it OR I might notice how many things more I missed to say or something.-


I want to officially apologize to every blogger that was hosting a book blog tour or any other book event in which I was participating these last 2-4 weeks.
I tried to send emails to every single one of you but it appears I still didn't make it.
I know I might sound like I'm only excuses but it's all I have to give you.

We were moving, as you already knew. But then we didn't have internet in the new house until later and then my laptop's screen decided to stop working...

I'm so very very sorry if I failed to do something I had promised to do on the blog, I really really am.

Books and BookPics are very dear to my heart and when I compromise to do something I try to move heaven and hell to accomplish that promise so I feel like I let everyone down with these things :(
I wasn't planning on my laptop failing on me and …

-Cover Reveal- Release by Nicole Hadaway

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Ohhhh my bookpicERS!!! Look what date it is!!! X_X The year's almost over!! BUT... well, you see... Books keep on coming and with them... their lovely and gorgeous covers!!!! I'm here to reveal yet ANOTHER book cover!!! Also designed by the talented Claudia @Phatpuppy Art. Behold the beauty!
-Well, would you LOOK at those EYES!!!  They are like magnets!! I cannot, for the love of me, stop looking at them. They're just too captivating!!!! And please please stop it with the awesome!! I'm in love with the background even if you can't see much of it I still love it!!! It just makes me curious as to what the book will be about besides the obvious... or not?-

Release by Nicole Hadaway - GoodreadsPublication date: January 4th, 2013
***“The ends justify the means”...

For vampire Miranda Dandridge, using her supernatural abilities to rescue children from impossible circumstances is her means to be a part of the human world that she loves so much, despite the atrocities of WWI…

~Book Promo Blitz + Giveaway!~ Phoebe Pope And The Year of Four by Nya Jade [Excerpt]

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Well Hello there my beautiful people!! Hopefully I'll be getting, slowly, back into the blogging and reviewing thing now that the moving is almost done!!!
Today I'm promoting along with several other blogs... THIS BOOK!!! There's also a giveaway going on so you really want to keep reading or just skip down to it, but trust me, you'll be missing out. BIG WAY.
Cover designed by Phatpuppy Art.

Pub. Date: October 30th 2012 - Dreamwell Publishing

***The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .

Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.

As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and copi…

-Cover Reveal- Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

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Here I am once again sharing a pretty new, well, pretty to add to your collection!!! Let me present you the book cover for "Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron, designed by Okay Creations


About the book,
Publication date: January 12th, 2013 
-Goodreads-
***Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to try and forget the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible.

The trouble is, Zan was the dr…

-Cover Reveal- The Midnight Spell by Rhiannon Frater & Kody Boye

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Welcome to another cover reveal!!
Today I got the extreme and amazing pleasure to introduce to you...

The Midnight Spell Book Cover!!!

Oh my god!!! Would you look at that!!! It isn't a surprise to me that the cover was designed by Phatpuppy Art!! I have to say I'm in love with the background more than the front image AND the cat. ;)
I mean, there is NO way you can't know it's midnight in that image!! I also love how we can't see the girl's expression, giving us no insight as to what her feelings might be.

Anyway, let's read more about the book and the authors ;)

The Midnight Spell, publication, February, 2013
~Goodreads~ "Best friends since kindergarten, Adam and Christy have always been the perpetual outsiders in their small town in Texas. The other kids call Adam gay and Christy a witch.

On both counts the bullies are right.

Their junior year in high school seems destined to be the same old same old until Christy decides to cast a love spell for Adam a…

A Break!

As you can see my beautiful people, lately I haven't been posting much...
But that's because I've be
en swallowed whole by tons of RL things... Specially...
House hunting!
We started the long and tiresome process almost 3 months ago and now I can officially and finally say...
WE ARE MOVING!!!!
Those of you who know me know the why of me and my fam, moving... And well, for those of you who don't.. let's just say... We were kind of scared of continuing living there...
Anyway...
Since we got the house, the keys were given to us just this afternoon... That means,
Packing!
You see... packing, for me, is kind of fun because I get to gather things for charity and toys to donate... But when it comes to other stuff... Have in mind that I still live with my family... We ALL 5, have to start packing as soon as we can... I myself cannot wait to start living, sleeping, eating, READING, and well everything at thenew place but argh... if you could see just how much stuff... You…

-Book Shout Out!- Exiled & Shift by M.R. Merrick + Giveaway

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I'm completely thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for book #3 on The Protector Series by author M.R. Merrick, Release!! (See sidebar to know the day it'll stop by on BookPics) I'm currently reading book 2, Shift and my review for Exiled
I cannot begin to tell you what a surprise these books have been to me, a good one... Since Release it's almost out... I'm giving a shout-out to the 2 books that precede it!! 
With an excerpt for book one -Exiled- and a giveaway for book two -Shift- I hope you're more than willing to give this series a shot! Here it goes!! -Thanks Val and author M.R. Merrick for being awesome.-  



Power Will Flourish
Lives Will be Lost
Nothing, Will be Forgotten


***Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthd…

-review- Exiled by M.R. Merrick

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Goodreads Shortie: Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed...
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The characters-scenery: Well, I have to say... Rayna... That name completely made it for me...
It was awesome, unique-at least for me-and well I thought it suited the female main character PERFECTLY!
Chase's story was so well written. I literally could imagine every single thing that author Merrick described.

I instantly clicked with 3 characters. First it was Chase... being exiled from the only place you have ever…

Cover Obsession #18

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Cover Obsession is a feature here on BookPics. -I really don't know if anyone else does it as I do but I'm not trying to steal any other ideas out there- In which I tell you what new book covers I'm completely in love with, pinning for, drooling over, tearing-up over, going all OH CLOUD! on and all the other AMAZING-FANTASTIC-AWESOME-BOOKPIC-LY verbs and adjectives and adverbs you can think of that just simply aren't enough to describe how I feel towards said covers so,  I just go ahead and OBSESS over them :D ----------------------------------------
Please people!! Can we have a break... I mean... There's got to be some limit to how much I can obsess over one book cover... My eyes hurt from all the gorgeousness plus my pockets are getting emptier and emptier by the minute... Even if the books don't come here...
Anyway.
I have this one book cover I'm obsessing over this day... I JUST found it and... boy! It is AWESOME!
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Ironskin by Tina Connolly Wou…

Stacking the Shelves #15

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Where you can post all the books that you're adding to your shelves each week. Inspired by TST IMMs' posts.
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Seriously you guys! I should be sued for not posting much the past week :'( I'm sorry... But well... Here I am showcasing the one book I purchased, I think... Like a week or so ago...  You know I don't post much the eBooks I weekly get on my kindle because, seriously. I read printed books the most... Anyway. I got this one book or shall I say... Novella... With the sole purpose of owning it since I cannot imagine myself reading it until I can get the book that follows it...

Here's what will be stacking my shelves this week
-Or shall I say, kindle? *************
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi [Shatter Me #1.5]
Okay, first of all, I have to say that... Even though I am NOT a fan of covers being redone... I do like this one and the new cover for Shatter Me though I definitely do NOT agree in the LEAST... Abou…

-Cover Reveal- Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle

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Hello my beautiful people!
What other better way to start the week than revealing a cover for a book I'm dying to read!!!
T_________T
I'm still pinning for the first one, there's just something about the description that has me hanging on its every word... Seriously I don't know why I don't own it... Will have to fix that as soon as I can!

Anyway...

Take a look at the synopsis of the book:

***Two years after watching her kidnappers go to prison, Naomi Jensen is still in love with one of them. Jesse will be released in a few years, and Naomi knows college is the perfect distraction while she waits. But when her new friend Finn makes her question what is right and what is wrong, she begins to wonder if Jesse is the one for her … until she discovers he's out on parole. Naomi must sort through her confusion to figure out where love and freedom truly lie—in Finn, who has no connections to her past, or Jesse, who has just asked her to run away with him.

Pieces is a co…

Away for a bit..

Hi my beautiful people!
I'm writing a short post just to let you know that I won't be here today, Friday Nov. 2nd and tomorrow, saturday Nov. 3rd.
I seriously don't know how it slipped my mind... but it's kind of like a holiday so there you have it.--Yes, this means I won't be able to draw any winner on the giveaways nor contac them... So I might as well open them a week more... stop by on monday and you'll be able to enter, if you haven't still, for all next week so do not fret ;) --I had planned on posting 2 reviews but obviously that is NOT happening :'(
Anyway,
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and read tons!!!I started rererererereading the Night Huntress series just yesterday... I'm almost done with the first one...
I seriously didn't know it was possible... but, apparently I have fallen even more deeply in love with Bones...
We shall do something fun next week!! When I'm home from my short trip hehehehe.
Say like... a read along on s…

Cover Obsession #17

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Cover Obsession is a feature here on BookPics. -I really don't know if anyone else does it as I do but I'm not trying to steal any other ideas out there- In which I tell you what new book covers I'm completely in love with, pinning for, drooling over, tearing-up over, going all OH CLOUD! on and all the other AMAZING-FANTASTIC-AWESOME-BOOKPIC-LY verbs and adjectives and adverbs you can think of that just simply aren't enough to describe how I feel towards said covers so,  I just go ahead and OBSESS over them :D ----------------------------------------
Guys, you know what the problem is when I go ahead and wait to have several covers to showcase here? That I think publishers gather their heads together in order to melt my heart and mind... Have you been near the internet lately?
Have you seen just how many covers have been released? How many redone? And the UK/US/AUS and sometimes some other internationals, covers that come out as well?
Well, there are tons and I think I'…