Review of Hanami (#1) and Hazakura (#2) by V.C. Buckley (plus a $10 Giveaway!)

Hanami by VC Buckley Review Tour

Today we’re featuring Hanami and Hazakura (the sequel!) by author V.C. Buckley! This is a series in a genre that I don’t usually review, but lately I’ve been trying to be more open to contemporary fiction (you know, young adult, new adult, etc.) so I jumped at the chance to join this blog tour. I’m also pretty psyched because the author is from Manila! Gotta support my fellow Filipina, you know. :)

Read more about the books below and check out my review. Then enter the blog tour giveaway for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Amazon or B&N. Yay!

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Cover Reveal: Circle of Ashes (Wish Quartet #2) by Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh

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Here I am again with a post about the latest book by authors Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh! I’m participating in the cover reveal of Circle of Ashes, book two in the Wish Quartet series. Yayyy. I posted about the first book, Society of Wishes a while back and I’m just as happy to help spread the word about book two!

Read more about the book, see the pre-order links and check out the read-along deets for book one! Check it out, baes! ;)

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Cover Reveal: Society of Wishes by Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh

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Hey, guys! Yep, here I am again with another one from author Elise Kova! This time it’s for the cover reveal of the first book in her new new adult, urban fantasy series, Wish Quartet, which she co-wrote with Lynn Larsh. Pretty cool stuff, I tell you.

So, check out the gorgeous cover, read more about the book, Society of Wishes, and check out the cover reveal giveaway!

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Review of Insidious by Victoria Evers (Blog Tour and Giveaway)

Today we’re featuring Insidious, Book 1 of The Marked Mage Chronicles by Victoria Evers! I don’t usually feature romance on this blog but when I read the blurb for Insidious I thought it was intriguing.

Read on to know more about the book and check out my review! You can also read an excerpt if you’re curious! Of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

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Books to Movies: Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

Must Love DogsBasic info. Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook was published in 2000. A movie of the same title came out in 2005 with Diane Lane, John Cusack, Dermot Mulroney, and a bunch of other great actors.

What’s the story? It’s about a new thirty-something divorcee named Sarah and her dating adventures. Sarah’s family is very supportive and keeps encouraging her to start dating. Her two sisters sign her up on an online dating site and she meets several men, including John Cusack’s character, also a recently divorced man.

Which one did I experience first? I saw the movie first some time after it came out. I didn’t even realize it was based on a book. I read the book in December of 2012. The Kindle version was free on Amazon for a time and I decided to get it. If it wasn’t free, I don’t think I would’ve downloaded it. Hah.

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Books to Movies: Safe Haven

31 Days Books to Movies Safe Haven

Safe Haven bookFirst, the basic info. The book Safe Haven was written by author Nicholas Sparks. The movie came out in 2013 and starred Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, and David Lyons.

What’s the story? A woman on the run finds herself in a small town and decides to stay a while. She finds a place to stay, gets a job as a waitress, and meets some of the townsfolk – including a tall handsome store owner and his two kids. Things seem to go pretty well until her past catches up with her.

Which one did I experience first? The movie, which I watched in the cinema with my sister. I didn’t even bother asking Carpet Head if he wanted to watch it with me. When I told him I was going out with my sister to watch it, he was just like, “Meh, okay. Have fun.” LOL.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Replacing Gentry by Julie N. Ford

Today we have a Top 10 list by Julie N. Ford, author of Replacing Gentry, a modern take on classic gothic romance novels Rebecca and Jane Eyre. I asked her to list down her Top 10 books that would be great as movies. Check out her list and read more about the book below. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift card. :)

Top 10 books that would be great if turned into movies:

  1. Linda Castillo’s, Kate Burkholder series. They made the first one into a TV movie but I think these books would make great feature films.
  2. Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews
  3. Grounding Quinn by Stephanie Campbell
  4. Finding Alaska by John Green
  5. My Heart for Yours by Jolene Perry and Stephanie Campbell
  6. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  7. I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells
  8. Shattered by Karen Robards
  9. The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  10. Honestly Dearest, You’re Dead by Jack Fredrickson

Oops I’ve never even read any of these. Did any of your favorites make it into her list? ;)

Do check out her book Replacing Gentry. I happen to love gothic stuff. Makes me think of old mansions that have vast and creepy untended gardens with floor fountains that don’t really work. You know what I mean? I think I might enjoy this one. :)

Julie N. Ford graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a Marriage & Family Counselor. She is the author of two women’s fiction novels, The Woman He Married and No Holly for Christmas, published in 2011. In addition, she wrote a romance/chick-lit novel, Count Down to Love, also published in 2011. Count Down to Love was a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. Her next novel, Replacing Gentry, is due for release April 9th, 2013.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one hedgehog.

About Replacing Gentry

When Marlie agrees to attend a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her a chilling message.

Despite the cadaver’s warning, Marlie is married a year later to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry; and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past, ends with Marlie in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels of Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she learns the truth about the man she married.

Check out the rest of the tour stops here.


Tour Giveaway

$50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Open to US only
Ends 4/30/13