Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ LAILAH by Nikki Kelly

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Lailah
by Nikki Kelly

Expected Publication: October 07, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan


SYNOPSIS:

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely Allie – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

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The cover attracted me. I mean... look at it. It's amazing! 

This book sounds like a new twist on the overly-done vampire theme. I hope it doesn't disappoint! 


What book(s) are you waiting on?
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book Blitz: UNREQUITED by Emma Grey—Excerpt + Giveaway

PRESENTED BY YA BOUND BOOK TOURS
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Unrequited
by Emma Grey

Seventeen-year-old Kat Hartland loathes Unrequited, the world's biggest boy band. Is she the only girl in Sydney who can't be bothered with perfect-looking Angus Marsden?

Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.

Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train—and who could be Douglas Booth's twin! Perfect formal partner, much?

But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated. Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn't get it—and where is her best friend?

When did life get so crazy? Kat's just an ordinary schoolgirl.

Isn't she?

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon • B&NKobo


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Just breathe, breathe … Kat commands herself, silently. At least, she hopes it’s a silent command. What possessed her to say ‘McDreamy’ out loud? He must think she’s an idiot!
Her hands are shaking from the excitement of seeing him again, so she shoves them in her jeans pockets. Then her bag slips awkwardly off her shoulder and dangles from her elbow and she can’t get her hand out of her pocket easily. Damn these skinny jeans …
Joel is onto it. He reaches over calmly and places the strap back on her shoulder. She tries to ignore the brush of his fingers on her skin and the confident but gentlemanly way that he did that. And his gorgeous sideways glance …
But she fails. Miserably.
Everything she remembered about him from the other day is eclipsed by the reality of walking beside him to the coffee van like they’re any other couple. Couple! ‘Don’t get ahead of yourself, Kat!’ she whispers, firmly.
‘What?’
Gah! ‘Ah, nothing. Um. So, where did you meet Sarah?’
As attempts to change the subject go, Kat immediately knows this wasn’t the ideal choice. Why on earth is she bringing up that girl? He’ll just end up comparing her to Sarah and all her amazingness.
Joel pauses for a second. He’s on edge. Clearly, Sarah is a touchy subject. Please don’t let her be an ex-girlfriend or something. Or worse! Current girlfriend!
‘You’re not together are you?’ Kat blurts. ‘I mean, sorry! Of course if you’re together that’s not an issue at all! I’m really happy for you, actually! Gosh, I mean we barely know each other. You’d make a great couple. She’s just so, so …’
He frowns. That can’t be good.
‘She’s quite something, I know,’ he says. ‘What kind of coffee do you like?’
Right, coffee. Here’s her moment. She wants a macchiato, pronounced ‘mack-ee-ah-toe’, right? Yikes! Is it that, or is it ‘match-ee-ah-toe’? Panic, panic … She’s a deer caught in the headlights of the university coffee van. She’s staring at the menu like it’s written in another language.
‘Um … flat white?’ she says after a absurdly long pause. Most. Boring. Coffee. Ever.
He smiles. ‘Is that a question?’
‘No, I definitely want a flat white. Big flat white lover.’
He smiles. ‘A flat white, thanks. An extra large one. And a macchiato.’
Of course!
She stands beside him, apprehensively. Should she pay? At least for hers, particularly as it’s so huge? She starts rustling around in her bag and he hands over a twenty-dollar note and says, ‘Kat, I’ve got it,’ then pockets the change, takes the coffees and hands her an enormous takeaway cup.
She starts to wonder where the nearest toilet might be. A coffee this large and frayed nerves aren’t a good combination.
‘Thanks, Mc—Joel.’
‘McJoel. That’s got a ring to it,’ he says, flashing a quiet smile.
She feels ridiculous and he says it’s okay, he’s just teasing. She tries to compose herself.
Deep breath. Gulp of coffee. Don’t stare.
‘So, tell me more about this song.’

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Emma Grey has two teenage girls, a three-year-old boy, a couple of businesses and another teen novel in the pipeline. Her first book, 'Wits' End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum' was published in 2005.


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