Monday, December 31, 2012

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 book-crush, I want to thank to all my bookangels for constantly reminding me that generosity still exists and that people do give without expecting to get and for making me cry nonstop, thanks also to the AMAZING and TALENTED bloggers because you guys rock my world and inspire me... Thanks to my favorite blogger for making me a better stalker, oh god... who else'???
Oh yeah!! I have tot thank the woman who didn't want to sell her house even when we had made all the arrangements to move... Seriously if it weren't for her I wouldn't have the lovely house I know have!!
Obviously thank GOD because if it weren't for him none of this would even exist...

ANDDDDD

Thank YOU my beautiful people for making this 2012 a happy year, leaving me with more people to share my love for books with!!!
I love you all!!

And I wish you all a very prosperous 2013, a very heartbreaking 2013 for the tortured souls that would become main characters in books, a very very happy 2013 to all who had a sad 2012...
I wish wish with all my heart that everyone can achieve whatever they set their minds to do this coming year...

I hope and hope that you all are happy and brave and simply simply blessed!!

I know you all will , in one way or another, make awesome memories this 2013.

Happy Reading!!
Happy New Year!!
Keep Smiling and
See you when I see you!!
-Which is... next weekend!! Comes the very first 2013 vlog!! I'll showcase 2 months-worth of books!!! :D From the new house!!! how exciting!!!! Be there??-

Love
Alba-

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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 then work keeping me so occupied and stuff.

You all know who you are, also, authors from said tours. I'm so very very sorry.
I don't know what else to do except that.

But it seems that it has no end since, I LOVE replying to each and every single person that comments on my blog so I apologize for so little interaction from my part with you guys.

Good news?
I have a laptop that works now and hopefully next week work won't have me so tired and busy.
I'm hopping for the best as I am always doing.

I miss all my bookAngels, all my blogger friends, my bookish friends and everyone in between, books, reading, interacting....
And now that I'm finally trying to get back in the game... I feel like an outsider or something, I know it might just be me-MIGHT.-

But I really really just wanted to put this out here... Because I know the authors and bloggers deserved a formal apology from me.

T______T

I hope you had an amazing Christmas and got tons of books... Sadly... Santa decided that I had enough books... For now...Though I know I disagree... maybe somebody'll change his or her mind next month? hehehehe

Anyway.
This is serious but whenever it is about this blog, my precious books, my adored authors, and my bookangels and friends... I get OVERLY excited just thinking about coming back.

I miss you miss you all from the bottom of my bookish-crazy-stalker persona!!!
<3
Alba-

Monday, December 10, 2012

-Cover Reveal- Release by Nicole Hadaway

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 - Goodreads
Publication 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 WWII.

For doctor Ben Gongliewski, saving his fellow Jews from the horrific death camps is an end for which he risks his own life every day, hiding his Jewish heritage while feigning loyalty the SS.

Neither Miranda nor Ben expects to find love in World War II Europe, but that is exactly what happens as they work for the Resistance. When the war draws to a close, it seems like the vampire and the doctor are free to start a future together. But just how far the Nazis will go to further their own evil ends?

Desperate times make for ruthless men as loves and lives are threatened, but, Miranda and Ben know that their world cannot go to hell, not by any means…***


AUTHOR BIO

Nicole Hadaway:As a lawyer, Nicole Hadaway knows all about bloodsuckers and deals with the devil. She currently lives in Texas where she pens such tales involving the supernatural, featuring her heroine, the vampire Miranda Dandridge.


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Friday, December 7, 2012

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


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 coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.

Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself—and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive.
***

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~Side note: The book is only $0.99 for all of December on Amazon~
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AUTHOR BIO


Nya Jade is a singer-songwriter and author based in San Francisco. Her music videos have aired on the VH1, BET, and MTV networks. USA Today hailed Nya as a “young female troubadour worth keeping your eyes and ears on,” in an entertainment feature on up-and-coming singer-songwriters. “Her cool singing voice recalls Sade,” said the LA Times.
Between writing and performing new music, Nya took a musical sabbatical to focus on writing a novel—an endeavor she found quite daunting, until she began looking at each chapter as a verse in a very long song. Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four is her first novel.
In her free time, Nya enjoys hanging out with family and friends, searching for amazing gluten-free desserts, and bargain hunting for her next pair of funky shoes.
Nya holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Sociology, both from Stanford University.

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If you're still unconvinced here is an excerpt of the book.

One

----Phoebe was too far away to sense whether the boy had one heart or two. Through the maze of trees with clattering leaves, she could see him moving with purposeful speed. He was headed toward her destination—a brownstone chapel perched at the top of a small hill. Not knowing the boy’s nature made Phoebe hesitate. Then came the sound of tower bells. Eight o’clock. There was no time to think of an alternate route. She was officially late for the Conversion.

A loud, echoing crack quickened Phoebe’s pace as lightning slashed the indigo sky above her. She had barely reached the base of the hill when rain began pounding down. Clutching the camera that hung from the strap around her neck, she sprinted the final stretch, arriving breathless.

Phoebe wiped the rain from her face, and then entered the chapel. Inside, light from moon-facing windows cast a misty glow across the sanctuary, the air redolent with the smoke of a blazing fireplace. She glanced around the heart of the nondenominational Green Lane Academy. It seemed so ordinary, so quiet, even peaceful. Rows of pews with velvet cushions ran the width of the room. She moved between them, taking care to remain in the shadows. An irregular shape in a dark corner caught her eye and Phoebe could just barely make out the outline of the boy. He knelt with his head between his hands, his body huddled against a pew. Praying.

Phoebe paused several feet away and waited. After a moment she felt energy seeping from the boy’s skin, raising the hairs on hers. Cold and electric, it meant one thing: the boy had only one heart. She couldn’t risk him seeing what she had come there to do. That meant waiting. Just then, something stirred behind her.----

Monday, December 3, 2012

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


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 driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. She must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.***


AUTHOR BIO

Chelsea M. Cameron:Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.


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What do you, my beautiful people, think about the cover??? What about the book??