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This year I followed Stephen’s king advice.





As I remember, maybe I’m wrong, when I read On Writing by Stephen King he said it was a good idea to read around 70 or 80 books. My objective this year was to do just that because I really believe you need to read lots to know the genres, the writing and everything that’s out there.

I read lots this year, I’m so happy to say I read 84 books. I read contemporary YA and NA. I read paranormal YA, I read series. I read dystopian YA.I read craft books. Some books were proofreads and others were novels.

This is my year in books:






Now to this year favorites:

YA Contemporary: Coleen Hoover
NA Contemporary J. Lynn
YA Paranormal: Cassandra Clare (I know she’s been here lots of years but I read all this year)
She’s followed really close by Amy Plum and Myra McEntire.

YA Dystopian: Veronica Roth (She’s brave and an excellent writer)
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The last giveaway hop of the year! This Midwinter's giveaway hop is hosted by BookHounds and I am a reader.

Since this is the last giveaway in my blog for this year I want you to be able to choose any book you like so this time I'm giving away a

I'll choose one winner for this gift card so you just have to fill the rafflecopter form. 

I hope you have wonderful holidays with the company of loved ones and good books. 

Merry Christmas!

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Best of 2013 giveaway hop. In this hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookhounds

We’re featuring our favorite books of the year. They don't have to be published this year but read this year. 
I have tons of them since I think I'll end this year reading 83 books. There are so many good books and no enough time to read. 

For this giveaway that will be my last of the year I'm giving away one book to two different winners. One of your choice or you can choose of the ones below either on eBook or paperback or in the format that is available.
Everyone can participate as long as the book depository delivers to where you are.


So here are some of my best reads of the year. Here I'm not listing all since some are not family friendly, but I'll do a post about it soon. 








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It's no secret that Stacey Nash is my Bestie and CP so to say I'm excited about this cover reveal isn't accurate enough.
This book is really close to my heart not only because Stacey wrote it but because it's a great story. One of those stories you can't stop thnking about.

So today I have the chance to show you the beautiful cover of this story.


Isn't it beautiful, I know just by seeing it you want to know more about this story so here is everything about it:
Title: Forget Me Not (Book I in the Collective series)
Author: Stacey Nash
Release Date: February 17, 2014
Publisher: Entranced Publishing, Rush
Genre: YA speculative fiction

Blurb:
Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. When the brooch and the pendant are worn together they're no longer pretty pieces of jewelry -- they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewelry's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device -- and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One.

She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends’ lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.


Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18130928-forget-me-not?from_search=true

Review Snippets:
Nash brings a secret world to life with these amazing characters.”

“I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, intrigue and romance.”

“It's an incredible story with great action, a swoon worthy romance, and twists you won't see coming!”

About the Author:
Stacey grew up in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. It is an area nestled between mountains and vineyards. Full of history and culture, it provides wonderful writing inspiration. After dabbling with poetry during her teen years, Stacey stopped writing until after university when she was married with young children. Now she loves nothing more than spending her days with her children and writing when inspiration strikes.

Social Media Links:

Stacey is having a Giveaway that you don't want to miss with the cover reveal but before giving you all the giveaway details. I'll share with you some teasers from Forget Me Not and its characters.





I know now you want to read this book as soon as possible so don't forget to buy it in February and add it to your goodreads to be read pile.

The giveaway!!!



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Today I have a guest on my blog and I'm very excited about it. Kristen Strassel is a New Adult author with a very interesting and good NA paranormal romance. 

So I think she's perfect to give us her opinion about Paranormal Romance in New adult so without more waiting I leave you with Kristen's post:

In a time not so long ago, people married right out of high school. The husband got a job, the couple bought a house and started a family. And that was pretty much it. They lived happily ever after, or at least pretended to. The cycle would repeat. Now financial restraints prevent that from being a reality in most cases, and our customs have changed. It’s created the phase of life that we capture in literature as New Adult.

The transition to adulthood is the most exciting time in most people’s lives. As the door to the world as we knew it closes, we’re handed a blank slate and told to write our own future.  For the past eighteen years, we had been closely guided by parents, teachers, and other authority figures, and then we are on our own. We’re expected to know what to do.  Some of us make a smooth transition, and others stumble.  

If we can guarantee one thing in our lives now, it’s change.  We won’t work the same jobs our whole lives. Many of us won’t have one romantic relationship. We’re in a constant state of flux. I think this is why readers are identifying with the New Adult category. It’s about new beginnings, making decisions, and finding out who you really are. Chances are, you’ll find yourself in the “new adult” phase of life more than once.  If you move to a new place, change careers, or get a divorce, you will be starting over. You’re not the same person at 18 as you will be at 28 or 38. Your decisions will reflect that.

Readers have proven they love paranormal and fantasy with middle grade and young adult books. The two biggest series of the last two decades are Harry Potter and Twilight. It’s a natural transition for those readers to want to read New Adult paranormal books. Because readers are finding themselves in this cycle of renewal more often, they are going to identify with characters who are facing the same challenges they are.

Paranormal is also about the unknown. The dark corners, the things that go bump in the night. All those things that your mother warned you about. If a character finds themself in a paranormal world, they are going to have a clean slate, all right. The rules of the regular world don’t apply to supernatural creatures. Will the human characters be able to adapt and survive?  Will those characters thrive in this new, unknown environment? How will they deal with the challenges that this parallel universe presents them?


New Adult Paranormal is the ultimate metaphor for the journey a new and hopefully better place in life.


About the author Kristen Strassel: Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and aspiring author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.  A former resident of Las Vegas, Kristen now lives in Massachusetts.

Don't forget to check out and read her awesome book: 


Book Name: Because the Night
Book Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Book release date:  November 5, 2013


Because The Night on Barnes and Noble: To come.

Because The Night Book Blurb: Sex, blood, and rock n’ roll.
Immortal Dilemma is the hottest band in the Las Vegas vampire rock scene. They draw insatiable fans from around the globe, thanks to a supernatural attraction called Bloodlust. Tristan craved such an opportunity to fill his empty mortal life, and now he has eternity to earn his place along the legends of rock n roll debauchery.

Callie always feared that Tristan’s excesses would get him into trouble, but she never thought they’d lead him to immortality. To reconnect with him, she must weave her way through a world not only she had no idea existed, but does not welcome her.

Blade turned down a spot in Immortal Dilemma after learning what he must sacrifice for that lifestyle.  He finds Callie a refreshing change from the girls in the vampire rock scene.   When Callie drags Blade back into the world of Immortal Dilemma, his resistance drives her into the waiting arms of Tristan, who shows her the true meaning of Bloodlust. But the very things that Callie fights so hard to save are the things that will change her life forever.

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Hello! Today in my weekly post of images and quotes I find around the web I'll use as a theme Catching Fire. The movie premieres this week and I can't wait!

Thank you for all the people that share their talent doing this fabulous images on the internet.


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I have another giveaway. I just can’t stop giving away books or anything related to it.


Also this one is irresistible. One thing I love in winter is to cuddle with a cuppa and a great book. So I jumped in as soon as I saw this hop organized by Reading in Twilight and I am a reader.

Since what everyone thinks as the perfect books for this situation is different I decided to let you choose, so I’m giving away:


I’d love to know which book would you like in your comments. I’m always searching for new good reads.

So fill the form and you’re ready.



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Today I have another cover reveal from Katie Hamstead. A book I'm sure you'll enjoy as much as the others written by her.





Blurb:

Terrorists have invaded Sydney, and Allison King barely escapes her brother’s wedding reception alive. She and her siblings flee, but their parents are killed by firing squad.
 Now Ali’s on the run and terrified. While searching for other survivors, she is captured by the General who leads the invasion. He’s smitten by Ali, and when she refuses to submit to his whims, he brands her for death. In a wild act of defiance, she snatches the branding rod and sears the mark onto his face. Marking not only him but also sealing her fate. Ali manages to escape and flees into the bush once more where she finds a group in hiding. Even with the scars left by the General, Ali learns to love and falls in love with the young man who found her—Damien Rogers. 
But the General is hunting her. When he discovers their location, and finds her with another man—Damien—his wrath is kindled and his obsession is inflamed. Ali must put herself on the line or the General could kill her family, those who help her, and most significantly, the man she loves.
Add it in Goodreads here.



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