Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #3

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This week I got two new books. First up I got Four by Veronica Roth. I must admit I have only read Divergent and Insurgent, and will NEVER read Allegiant. I know the ending and I do not want to waste my life on that book. That being said, I hope I can follow along with Four's stories. I am hoping that most of the scenes from his point of view are from the first two books.

Second I got The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo, from Audible. Over the years I have heard nothing but great things about this book and I finally decided to see what all the fuss is about. Of course I have seen the movie, but books are always better than the movie.

A side note for aspiring authors. When Kate was submitting to agents she received close to 400 rejections. She later went on to win a Newbery Award for The Tale of Despereaux and a Newbery Honor for Because of Winn Dixie.

What's new to your shelf?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Forever Kind of Love Bog Tour and Givewaway

Today on Words Escape Me I'm excited the share Clara Stone's latest release, Forever Kind of Love. Before you go make sure enter the giveaway below.

Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives. One story. And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

GENRE: Mature YA Contemporary Romance.

My thoughts~

Forever Kind of Love is brought to us with the dual point of view between Ace and Heath. This story is about two people who struggle with there everyday life while trying to live with the inner turmoil of being in love with basically their best friend. Ace is a very likable character and one that I grew to deeply care about. I have to say my favorite point of view was Heath's. I loved being in his head and hearing all of his thoughts about Ace and how he wishes he could be her.   

If you are a fan on contemporary romance I suggest you add this to your TBR list.

Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID.  Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.

She also writes YA paranormal romance under the name Priya Kanaparti. She is published through Reuts Publications.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Just Finished Reading...The Cabinet of Couriosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet curator's~ Stefen Bachmann, Claire Legrand, Katherine Catmull, and Emma Trevayne.


A collection of thirty-six eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short short stories presented by the cabinet’s esteemed curators, otherwise known as acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. Perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz and anyone who relishes a good creepy read-alone or read-aloud story. Features an introduction and commentary by the curators, and illustrations and decorations throughout.

Like the cover says, 36 Tales Brief & Sinister. There is so much I loved about this book.

First, several of the stories are either fantasy based or set in a cool old world setting. The settings really help create a fun and creepy mood. 

Second, there is some really great artwork through out the entire book. 

Third, the authors present themselves as curator's of a real cabinet of horrors. Throughout the book they leave letters for one another to serve as warnings of what to do and what not to do with certain artifacts. 

Fourth, the creativity is endless. 

I recommend this book for boys and girls of all ages. Well maybe not all ages, 8 and up. And adults. Oh heck, it's just good, plus it looks good on my shelf.

This photo was taken at Wordstock 2014 in Portland Oregon. This is my friend Victoria Lindstrom posing with Clair, Stefan, and Emma.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cover Reveal...Helia's Shadow by K.C. Neal

Thank you for stopping by Words Escape Me. Today I am sharing the cover for K.C. Neal's upcoming release, Helia's Shadow. The links to find this YA Sci fi are below.


Helia’s Shadow Part One by K.C. Neal
(The Starlight Age Series #1)
Publication date: Fall, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


Nineteen years ago, aliens arrived on a dying Earth with advanced technology and the promise of ensuring human survival in exchange for a place to settle. They were hailed as the saviors of humans and Earth.
Today, 16-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother’s shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her romance with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn’t ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are being arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.
When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels and convince the young rebel leader that humans aren’t expendable. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.

Watch for the Helia’s Shadow ARC on NetGalley in September! If you’re not on NG, sign up for K.C. Neal’s newsletter for a chance at a limited number of ARCs for non-NG reviewers (and giveaways, sneak peeks, and other goodies!).

K.C. Neal works in publishing and writes YA books. She likes to surf and hang out on sandy beaches, where drinks are served adorned with tiny umbrellas. When she's not taking tropical vacations, she paddleboards, reads, writes, gardens, watches too many things on Netflix, and tells her dog, Oscar, how adorable he is.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Book Review...Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny

Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny, by Malia Ann Haberman.

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Published May 28th, 2014 by Crossroads Press


In Chase Tinker's world, magic, lies and secrets can be a lethal combination… 

For eight agonizing months Chase Tinker's guilt over the despicable act he committed on Halloween night has been eating away at his heart and mind. Chase's life gets even more complicated when secrets about the mysterious Relic in the attic are revealed on the eve of a visit from an unwelcome caller. It doesn't help that this all occurs on his fourteenth birthday! 

Despite his problems, his biggest concern is that his family's Dark Enemy, the Marlowe Family, is becoming more powerful with each passing day, fueled by the energy they continue to pillage from the many magical beings of the world. If Chase and his family are ever going to win, they will need a whole lot of magical help; they must destroy the most evil threat the world has ever known!

My thoughts~

Oh Chase…what have you gotten yourself into this time?

This installment in the Chase Tinker series brings us even more twists and turns than before. In the beginning Chase is plagued with the loss of someone very near to him and the hidden truth of the event has been eating him alive for months. It is not long until truths are revealed, and unfortunately for Chase things spiral out of his control from there.

This book has a great cast and they work well together. They are the perfect blend snark and fun but always willing to be there for one another. I like the character development we see while Chase deals with all of the obstacles thrown his way.

One thing I really like about this book is the magical world has expanded beyond Chase’s world, as he knew it. We get to travel to other realms and are introduced to the other magical beings. It is really neat to see other magical communities and how they relate to the magical world as a whole.

The House of Destiny is book three in a four book series. I could only imagine how hard it would be to write and plot an entire series. But I can tell you that Malia Ann Haberman has done a bang up job. This individual book moves along and a good pace, and the so far the series itself has been paced perfectly. With each book the stakes are raised and then ending keeps me wanting more.

I really look forward the reading the conclusion to this whimsical series. I recommend the read for boys and girls of all ages.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Blitz...The Silver Siren and Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway!

I am super excited to bring The Silver Siren, by Chanda Han, to you today. This is the third book in the series and it sounds so great I am adding the series to my ever growing TBR list. Before you go make sure to enter the giveaway for the Kindle Paperwhite!

The Silver Siren by Chanda Hahn
(Iron Butterfly Series #3)
Publication date: May 25th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis:Every journey has an end.
Unable to find the answers she sought in Skyfell, Thalia, Joss, and Kael travel to Haven with a prisoner in tow. An attack on the road waylays their plans, and Thalia finds herself traveling alone with
Kael to the hidden sanctuary of the SwordBrothers.
But war is on the horizon and the Raven is amassing his army. This time, the target is not Calandry, but the Sirens of Sinnedor. When family ties are revealed, Thalia must choose sides. Desperate to break the final seal on her power and save those she loves, will Thalia willingly taste the bitter pain of the iron butterfly machine one final time?



Chanda is a bestselling and award winning author of the UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series and the Iron Butterfly series. She’s been a bestseller in five countries and was named one of Amazon’s top 100 customer favorite author. She uses her experience as a children’s pastor, children’s librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Have you gotten any new books? Feel free to share them. Anyone can join in!

I am happy and sad about this at the same time. I LOVE The Mortal Instruments series. So as happy as I am to finally read City of Heavenly Fire I am sad that it will all be over.

Now for The Cabinet of Curiosities. This book is nothing but fun. Good old fashion creepy fun. It is a compilation of "tales breif and sinister". So if you are thinking of using these as bed time stories for a small child, you might want to read them first.

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The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

The Cabinet of Curiosities by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne.

There is also some cool artwork on the inside cover of The City of Heavenly Fire.

Yes I realize this picture is sideways. But I was having issues with blogger pulling it through and for some reason it flipped. So just go buy the book and check it out in person. :)

What books are new to your shelf?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Book Blitz and Giveaway...Accession by Terah Edun

Today I am happy to be a part of the book blitz for Terah Edun's latest release, Accession. After reading the summary I am very excited to read this book. It sounds like it is  right up my ally. So feel free to browse around and before you go make sure to enter the giveaways!

Accession by Terah Edun
(Sarath Web #1)
Publication date: August 5th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Katherine Thompson wasn’t trained to rule a coven. That was her sister – perfect, beautiful Rose. But when a mysterious plane crash kills off the heir presumptive of the Sandersville coven she has no choice. After stepping in to fill her sister’s shoes, Katherine realizes she didn’t have a clue – faery wars, depressed trolls and angry unicorns are just the beginning.
For centuries, her family has served the high Queens on both sides of the Atlantic but it is a well-known rule that mid-level witches stay away from high-level Queens. But when Katherine’s youngest cousin vanishes without a trace in the Atlanta court and no one wants to investigate, Katherine decides to step into the darkness on her own. She soon discovers that nothing, especially in the Atlanta High Queen’s court, is as it seems.
When she accidentally opens a rift in the search for her cousin, Richard LeCross, the Queen’s warlock, decides that Katherine is more trouble than she’s worth. He determines that this mortal, dangerously close to becoming a High Queen, needs to die. But killing Katherine is easier said than done. For a young woman who’s always believed in right versus wrong, she’s about to go head over heels into the dark side.

Terah Edun's next YA Fantasy novel, BLADES OF MAGIC - Crown Service Book #1 (set in the Algardis Universe), will release on March 31, 2014. Book Five of Courtlight, SWORN TO DEFIANCE, will release in April 2014.

Her favorite writers include Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Robin Hobb and Maria Snyder.

Check out Terah's author website ( for more information about her books, find her online @TEdunWrites and subscribe to her newsletter ( to be notified of upcoming releases.

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