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Monday, December 31, 2012

Best Of Adult 2012

With 2012 coming to an end I wanted to share my best of with you all. This post is Adult. I have a mix of Indie and Main Stream authors. Maybe some you have read or heard of yourself and some you haven't. I know I am going to miss some of the books I have loved this year due to all the amazing books that have released. A few are from last year but I read this year so they are included but for the most part these have released in 2012. They are in no particular order. Let's get started.

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I hope you enjoyed my Best Of 2012 Adult list. With so many amazing books coming out this year I am even more excited for 2013 and reading many more amazing books by authors I love and ones that will be new to me.What have been some of your Best Adult Reads of 2012? Happy New Year!!! 
~Sabrina



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best of 2012 Young Adult

With 2012 coming to an end I wanted to share my best of with you all. This post is YA. I have a mix of Indie and Main Stream authors. Maybe some you have read or heard of yourself and some you haven't. I know I am going to miss some of the books I have loved this year due to all the amazing books that have released. A few are from last year but I read this year so they are included but for the most part these have released in 2012. They are in no particular order. Let's get started.

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I hope you enjoyed my Best Of 2012 YA list. With so many amazing books coming out this year I am even more excited for 2013 and reading more many more amazing books by authors I love and ones that will be new to me.What have been some of your Best YA Reads of 2012? Happy New Year!!! 
~Sabrina
Monday, December 24, 2012

Booky Holiday Traditions Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in this blog hop. I got to ask two of my favorite authors their traditions and book plans for the new year. I will also be telling you about my traditions. First up is Cat Miller:


I have some standard and long established holiday traditions and some that are newer and less traditional. Every year we kick off the holiday season with the Macy's parade while I cook Thanksgiving dinner. A few years back my family went to New York City as a family Christmas gift. My daughters and I danced on the big green star where the performers stop and do their thing for the cameras. It was fun until the light turned green and a cab driver, as politely as only a NY cabby could, asked us to get out of street. Now we remember that trip and laugh about it every years.
Of course we have our yearly cookie baking party. It's usually just me and my girls with any friends of theirs that happen to be around to eat the cookies as soon as I bake them.
I bought stockings for both of my babies on first Christmas and we hang those same stockings every year.
For me personally I don't feel like it's Christmas time until I watch the movie Love Actually. Great holiday movie made in the UK in 2003 that makes me laugh, cry, sing, and feel like it's time to go shopping.
My kids each pick a new ornament for the tree every year. We have now gotten to the point that we use the standard round ornaments just to fill in the space between all of the special ones we've collected over the years.
My family always got together on Christmas eve for our family party but in the years since I lost my dad and grandma that has moved to the week between Christmas and New Years Day.
These are a few of my holiday traditions. We bought a house this year so I susoect there will be more new traditions to come. I truely enjoy the holiday season because it always brings my family and friends a bit closer. Wish a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season from my family to yours.
~ Cat Miller
Upcoming Book News
I will be releasing the first book in a new spin-off series early this year. There will be new hot vampires and big drama in a different region but the same society as the Forbidden Bond Series. The title of book one is Imposter: A Vampire Nation Novel and it is tentatively set for a late February release. Keep your eyes on this page for an upcoming cover reveal.
I am dipping my toe into the would of horror writing for a short story collection to be released in the Sping of the year. I'm very excited and also nervous about going out of my comfort zone for this project.
I'll be working on releasing Unmerciful, the third book in the Forbidden Bond Series this Summer. Cayden will be back with a host of new friends and old ones as well. I hope you're looking forward to his story as much as I am.
By the end of the 2013 I plan to have the second, as yet untitled book, in the new Vampire Nation Series out for your reading pleasure.
Check out my fan page for more info on upcoming releases.

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Next up is K.B. Miller:
 My Family's Traditions for Christmas
As I get older, traditions are becoming more important than ever to me. I know sooner than I care to admit, my monkey
will be off to college, and then on to having a family of his own, so my time with him is important. 
Thanksgiving Day, we begin by decorating the entire house, and putting up our Christmas tree. We have hot cocoa with marshmallows, 
and play Christmas music from sun up till sun down. 
The day after Thanksgiving the hubster and I go Christmas shopping every year.
On Christmas Eve, my entire family gets together to make Christmas cookies. Santa is always when he visits each home! LOL

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For 2013, I'm going to be releasing Conversion, and Trinity's Quest. There are a few surprise releases in there, but if I
tell you they wouldn't be surprises ;)
Thank you for joining me today!
From my family to your Merry Christmas <3
K.B. Miller, xoxoxo

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Now for my traditions:
My Christmas traditions have gotten a little different as I have gotten older. When I was a kid we would go over and hep my grams decorate her tree on black friday while listening to Christmas music. We would also shop through out the month. Then a few days before Christmas my mom and me would start to bake all kinds of goodies to give to family, neighbors, and to have on Christmas day. On Christmas eve we would go down to my grandparents house to have a small dinner and open presents and visit. After we left we would go look at lights before we went home where I would open 1 present then it was off to bed. Christmas day I would wake up early and get coffee made for my parents before I woke them up. Then we would open presents and after head down to my grandparents house for visiting and to eat Christmas dinner. Now that I am older somethings have changed in our traditions. My mom and me still bake but on Christmas eve me and my husband go look at lights and everyone comes to our house for dinner.

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For 2013 I have some new things coming to the blog. I have author spotlights and author take over. The spotlights will be an interview, book covers, teasers, and giveaway if the author wants. Author takeover will be anything the author wants to post from there own book info, authors and books they love to read, writing process, character guest post, giveaway, etc. There is also amazing blog tours I will be participating in and I will start posting vlogs once or twice a month. Oh lots more giveaways planned. 

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Thank you to Cat and K.B. for sharing their holiday traditions and book news for 2013 with us and for their donations. Merry Christmas!!
~Sabrina



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tempted by the Storm Blog Tour

18+ Older recommended 

Larksong Hammerstrike has always been just the younger sister of Princess Aryanna. Never quite as pretty or as smart, always lacking, a mere empath whose power gets her into trouble more often than not. But at Carnalval, the festival of all things sexual, she unleashes her sensual side for a night in the arms of a masked stranger. When morning dawns, Lark can't resist a peek beneath the mask of her lover and is once again crushed by fate. The man of her lusty adventure is none other than the future Lord of the High Elves and destined to marry her sister. As heir to the kingdom of Landis and current instructor of wizardry at the Academy of Magical Arts, Sarco Sunwalker is honor bound to rise above the temptation of the beautiful empathic student who invades his mind, body, and soul. But when sparks fly, lightning strikes, and thunder rolls, Sarco finds himself more than tempted by the storm of Lark's passion and vows to find a solution that will prevent a war between races, fulfill an infamous quest, and win Lark's hand.

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There was only one word that could describe the creature standing before him. Wonderful.
“Did you say something?” the woman whispered.
He shook his head. “Nothing, I just can’t believe my luck. You really are real and here with me.”
She smiled, but her smile didn’t extend to her eyes.
Before another heartbeat passed or another breath taken, he stood at her side. With tenderness, he gazed into her gentle, masked face and took both of her hands in his. He was humbled as her fingers trembled even more than his own did. “We don’t have to do this if you’d rather not.”
She smiled wider, and her eyes gleamed with mischief. “I suppose we might as well. After all, we’re already here, and you’re at least halfway undressed.”
Sliding his hands up her arms and around her shoulders to her back, Sarco felt for and found the clasps holding her gown together. With the flick of a wrist, they gave way, and with a swish, the silky fabric fell to her hips exposing lush, rose-tipped breasts. Just the right size to hold in both hands, to fondle, to caress, to taste.
“Hmm, it seems you’re halfway undressed yourself.”


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Maxine Mansfield writes fantasy, erotic romances. She lives in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer. 

She has one very special man, his three equally special children, and their six delightful grandchildren in her life. Not to mention a very bossy African Grey parrot named Gabriel. Oh, and Gnomes! Many, many Gnomes.


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Thank you to Maxine and Jenny for letting me participate in the blog tour.
~Sabrina

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Out of Reach Blob Tour


Carrie Arcos lives in Los Angeles with her family. She writes young adult literature and is an adjunct professor. You can find more about her at carriearcos.com


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How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.


Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.


Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.



With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

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I was drawn to this book from the cover. The girl just looked so sad and lost. But after the first few pages you get pulled into a world that a lot of people know about and have dealt with.

Rachel and her older brother are close but Micah gets addicted to Meth and everything starts to change. When he tries to confide in her she Rachel just ignores him. Then Micah runs away and Rachel feels guilty but when she receives an anonymous email telling her Micah is in trouble she ignores it at first but then she gets worried and turns to Micah’s best friend Tyler for help in locating her brother. But in doing so she is forced to deal with her own secrets, her attraction to Tyler, and that Micah may never want to be found or come home.

I was able to connect with Rachel instantly with having to deal with my own family members and their drug addiction. So I understood all her anger, frustration, hurt, and worrying towards her brother. I felt for Micah through the book but just like Rachel I wanted to just yell at him for hurting himself and everyone he loved. We get to see just how strong Rachel is and her love for Micah in trying to find him even when it puts herself in danger and she gets to know more about not only herself but her brother as well. I really liked Tyler and her had so much more to him then just Micah’s best friend and band mate and getting to know right along with Rachel was fun. I liked how Carrie gives us the other side of addiction and how it affects the people who love them.

I really felt like I was in the book with Rachel and feeling everything right along with her. The emotion in the pages just sucks you in and will have you turning the pages until the very last one. 5/5 Bloody Bats


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I wanna say Thank you to Carrie for letting me review her book and Thank you to Jean for letting me on this blog tour.
~Sabrina

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