Showing posts from May, 2013

-Mini weekend break-

Hi guys.

A quick post, just wanted to thank everyone that was here for ArmchairBEA, unfortunately I won't be able to end the week of posting, I'll have to take a mini break this weekend.

But, worry not.

I'll be back either Sunday or Monday :D

Hope to see you all here :)


Keep reading.

-Armchair BEA- Giveaway

Well, there's a giveaway happening on the blog right now so you can go there by clicking the link below,

BookPics 2nd Blogoversary Giveaway! International
And about the genre pick for today, as I said on a comment on another blogger's post before. I'm not good when speaking and writing about genres...

So I definitely will just stick to the giveaway part hehehe though I'm loving what everyone has had to say about today's Literary Fiction :D

If you're participating in Day #3 of the armchair don't hesitate and leave a link to your post :D I'd love to drop by.

Such a short post :(

-Blog Tour Stop, Quick Review & Excerpt- Skin Deep by T.G. Ayer

Welcome to my stop on the Skin Deep blog tour! I'll be sharing a short excerpt and a quick review of the book ;)

*** Panther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha  responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her.  Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures  called Wraiths. Now she protected the humans, and had something to be proud of. But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms  with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.  The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people.  When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is? ***
Quick excerpt,

-Armchair BEA- Blogger Development

Oh clouds...

I'm the worst person to come to when wanting advice for blogging.

I'm a simple person, I know nothing about html or anything related to it nor do I know how to design or go "pro" means. And after 2 years I still remain the same clueless way.

I do know that I'd like to try a lot of things in the blog but I either don't know how to or am not sure if I want to take that or this step.

I believe I have somewhat changed from the person who started blogging 2 years ago, who was extremely shy and couldn't interact much on the network.

Silly thing is, that's what I love most about the community. The interaction, the getting to know other people who enjoy what I enjoy equally.

But other than that I really think my blog hasn't changed THAT much.

-Armchair BEA- Introductions

-credit of image goes to Nina @ Nina Reads-
Second year joining Armchair BEA!!

And hi there!
I'm Alba and as you can see I'm the owner of BookPics :D

Now for the beginning of the armchair we were asked to pick, out of several, 5 questions to answer to you today so you can find out more about us and our blogs while you're roaming the blogosphere in this week of awesomeness.

So WELCOME to BookPics and hope you get to enjoy it here :D

-Cover Reveal- Into The Deep by Samantha Young

I'm completely and incredibly proud to be participating in the cover reveal for Samantha Young's new book.

I'm so freaking in love with it and so excited that Samantha is joining the NA boom now :D
Cannot freaking wait for this book to come out!

Now I want you to see the cover I'm completely in love with so you can love it along with me ;)

Check it out <3

-BookPics is Curious- Where is Alba?

Oh boy...

Not again...

I've gone and done it again :( I was supposed to be getting ready for ArmchairBEA and also write my Stacking The Shelves post as well as write a couple of reviews... But as you can see, none of that has truly happened for me.

The reason?

I decided to try and paint all the bedrooms in our new house... After 6 months of living here I've got to say... I love it but hate the fact that the whole house is the same color... Even the outside walls...
Add to that the fact that none, I mean, no one is sleeping in their respective rooms and you've got me all worked up because I really REALLY want my own room, like yesterday... Or a decade or so ago...

So I talked to my dad and BOOM! Out of nowhere we went and bought some paint last Wednesday.
Suffice it to say, I haven't seen the outside world since Wednesday afternoon, the world might have stopped moving for all I know and I wouldn't have noticed it.

I'm still missing a couple of things, like movin…

BookPics Belated -Blogoversary- Giveaway -INTERNATIONAL-

You know last week BookPics turned 2! <--- Links you to the celebratory letter I wrote ;)

Which kind of feels like a dream or something...

And I promised a giveaway but never got around to post it so here it is.

Cover Obsession #22 -I'm crying of happiness. Thank you Tammara Webber Edition-

WHAT BETTER FREAKING WAY TO START A DAY THAN FINDING OUT ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS EVER EVER EVER to exist has revealed the cover for a book you feel you've been waiting a time longer than life to be released...
I'm just THAT FREAKING HAPPY!!! HAPPY HAPPY I'm so happy I can fly!!!
Let us fly together my beautiful people!!!!
Today I am featuring 2 book covers which were revealed, I believe, just yesterday.
One of them I'm obsessing over more because well... I HAVE read the previous books.
First of all...
-US edition, links to goodreads page- Blurb:
Everyone has secrets. Some are buried so deep, their existence is forgotten. But a secret never told can turn into a lie. And in love, a lie is one thing: Poison.
Here Without You is the fourth, final book in the Between the Lines series, which includes: Between the Lines, Where You Are, and Good For You **** If you only KNEW!!!! Guys!! If ONLY!!! How much this excites me you'd be scared of me!
But well. I love love love this…

-Blog Tour Stop, Excerpt + Giveaway- Drowning In You by Rebecca Berto

Welcome guys! To my stop on the Drowning in You by Rebecca Berto blog tour stop!!!! Brought to you by the awesome Xpresso Book Tours (Be sure to check out all the other stops by going HERE.)
I've been waiting impatiently for my stop on this tour because lately these NA tittles have been driving me insane with how good they are getting and I really hope that this is not an exception.
While I have yet to read the book I'm here offering you a sneak peek of it!
But first, lets get to know a bit more about the book,
Secretly crushing
Crushed by a tragedy
Charlee May’s been crushing on Dexter Hollingworth since she was fifteen. Five years later, a horrific skiing disaster at Mason’s Ski Lift Resort leaves her millionaire dad critically injured and her mom dead at the hands of Dexter operating the lifts. Charlee is suddenly the sole caretaker for her little brother while their world falls apart. 
Dexter couldn’t be more different from Charlee. He’s tattooed, avoids exclusive relationshi…

-Blogoversary!!!- BookPics Turns 2!!!!!

Argh, I'll completely cheat with the time I'll put I posted this post but that's only because I need to have a blog tour stop as a top post today...

Other than that.

Happy Blogoversary BookPics and all my beautiful BookPicErs!!! Thanks for sticking with me for these past 2 years!

And to thank you, I wrote a letter :D

Here goes nothing :D

Excuse my handwriting!!! I kind of haven't written on paper for a long time...

I promise I'll post a giveaway thing tomorrow.
But for now.

Thank you.


-Happy Mother's Day!!!- At least here.

[Non Edited Post]

Well, today, May 10th. Here in El Salvador and probably some other central american countries as well, celebrate Mother's day!!!

I love this day!! Not only is it a holiday, as in we get to skip work, school, everything... But we get to spend, thanks to the break, more time with our moms.

Now, I know my mom isn't perfect. She's far from it actually. But I love how that makes her unique and makes her the woman she is and the woman who raised me.

We've had our really high ups as well as really low downs... But I'm happy to say we're still joking as if she were my best friend some nights lol

And I'm proud proud to say that after a very hard "work" I've managed to make her start reading again!!


I just wanted to say a happy MOTHER'S DAY to all the Mam├ís out there!! Thanks for supporting us, thanks for standing up for us when we were too little to do so, thanks for all the colds you had to endure because we passed…

-Cover Reveal- Chase by Dawn Martens & Chantal Fernando

I'm so excited to be a part of the cover reveal of this much anticipated novel!
I've been told it's a promising work and written by not 1 but 2 authors?! I'm all for it you guys.
So let's just get to it :D

Chase by Chase by Dawn Martens and Chantal Fernando 

Moving in with a guy you only met once? Stupid.
But for student Layla Crawford, this was reality.
Chase Jackson is a renowned playboy and self professed commitment phobe, that is until he meets Layla.
Blinded by his intensity to have her, Chase will stop at nothing to make her his.
With a jealous ex and old conquests repeatedly making appearances, Chase' s skeletons come out of the closet one by one, each one pushing Layla further and further away. Layla is determined to keep her distance. Chase now has to convince the only woman he has ever wanted that he is worth the gamble. 


About the Authors:

About Dawn
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. I don't have a filter, and I te…

-Review- The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Goodreads Shortie:
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.***** My Thoughts¿? I think this book is the only book published this year that has completely blown my mind. As in, Idon'tknowwhattodowithmylifenowthatI'vefinished kind of blown...

I can't even form into words what this book made me feel, do, tear up about, scream for... Seriously.

I've tried for a month or so, to sit down and simply go ahead and write my review.

And even now, there still aren't enough words. I said so to the author on twitter, I was left an awful mess on the floor. And I really am hoping for a third book because, after how things ended in this one... There is absolutely NO possibility of me living a normal life if I don't know what happens next.

I can…

-Book Blitz, Book Excerpt- Lash by L.G. Castillo

Since New Adult seems to still be the BOOM Take a look at this paranormal one ;) *****
Lash by L.G. Castillo
Series: Broken Angel #1
Publication date: May 6th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn’t have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash’s powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.
Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all—his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ab…

-Book Blitz, Book Spotlight- All My Life by Rucy Ban

Hello lovelies!
Today there are a lot of releases that I'm sure I want to own and have already made a space in my soon-to-be shelf for said books.

This post is to spotlight one of them :D

This book is for MATURE audiences ONLY

Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. “Neil as in Armstrong and Mars…as in Bruno.” A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can’t get close to him. Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can’t bear the idea of changing the way Neil looks at her. Like she’s the only girl in the world. His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him. 
But Kari doesn't know why Neil calls her his ‘Angel’ and when she finds out, she realizes what love is all about. Boundless joy, unending longing and a fuckload of heartache. 
Mature Content Warning. For 17+.
****** Find the book ;) Goodreads - Amazon ****** Check out some excerpts ;)
“I can take…