Monday, 4 March 2013

An Endless Summer - Cover Reveal

An Endless Summer by C.J. Duggan
Series: Summer, #2
Publication date:  July 17th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Sean looked out over the lake, squinting against the sunlight. He turned to me, his expression sobering as his eyes flicked over my face in a silent study.
“Come on Amy, I saved you once, I’ll save you again.”
I met his stare unflinchingly. “I don’t need saving.”
A wicked grin formed slowly. “Don’t you?”
After a rebellious summer night that almost claimed her life, Amy Henderson – the Onslow publican’s only daughter – is sent away to suffer a fate far worse than any other punishment:
Boarding School.
Three years on, a now nineteen-year-old Amy returns to Onslow for the summer. What once was a cauldron of activity with live bands, hot meals and cold beers, the Onslow Hotel now lies dark, deserted and depressing. All fond childhood memories of loitering on the hotel stairs and eavesdropping on customers’ colourful conversations are in the distant past.
How had her dad let it come to this?
With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.
In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.
Sequel to  : Boys of Summer (My Review)

Stalk Cj Duggan at Her WebsiteFacebook / Goodreads / Twitter

C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.
For more on C.J and ‘The Summer Series’

Finally here's the cover of ENDLESS SUMMER !! 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Truth About Forever Letting Go -- Cover Reveal

The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication date: February 21st 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
"Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear—with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart…
But Ashley’s the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Up until now, Ashley Lockett’s followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. Then her ideal life is  torn apart when her dad dies suddenly.

Now she’s miserable and furious, and she makes a vow not to believe in anything. She’s on a mission to do everything opposite of how she lived before—rejecting safety, the rules, faith…

And then she meets Jordan.

Jordan has big dreams, he’s a great kisser, and he wants to help her through her grief. He also believes in everything Ashley now claims to hate.

Then she meets Colt. He is not safe. And he’s ready to help Ashley fulfill her mission."

Sequel to

Check my review of The Truth About Faking here : Reviews and More !

Leigh Talbert Moore ~ ~ ~ Website / Facebook / Twitter /Goodreads 
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of any great love story, a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

Leigh’s debut novel The Truth About Faking is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.

Her second book, Rouge, is a mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel set in New Orleans. It’s available on Amazon.
Finallly here's the cover of eagerly-awaited novel !! It's just fabulous esp the yellow background  ( It just entered my  best covers contest for 2013 )

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Giveaway : Rapunzel Untangled Blog Tour - Interview ,Spotlight and more !!

Squealllls !!!! This is my 1st time in being  a part of blog tour and I am pretty excited . Haha , that's the understatement of the year . Well I hope you would be soon enjoying this !!


( Facebook Conversation )

Fab Fane Fannigan: Are you saying you live at GOTHEL MANSION???
RG: My mother calls it Gothel Manor, so maybe that’s different?
Fab Fane Flannigan: No, Rapunzel, there’s only one that I know of. It has to be the same. So you live in the tower?
RG: Uh, the tower? I don’t know. Is it a tower?
Fab Fane Flannigan: Yes, it is. I know where it is. Rapunzel, promise me one thing.
RG: Okay.
Fab Fane Flannigan: Don’t Google your house.  
Rapunzel is not your average teenager.

For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is.

Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale . 

Rapunzel Untangled

Buy Now at :  Amazon  and / or Barnes & Nobles  !

A Penny for My Thoughts  :   I have never before ever read a modrenized version of fairy tale though I have of classics . Thus excluding all preliminary thoughts ,I started reading the book and was so engrossed by fourth lesson ,that it surpassed me that I had any homework left . So leaving it in middle for a couple of hours to finish my assignments I was up till 3 am reading it . It was my instant favorite and became one of the coolest books ever with twists and turns of all thriller and mystery elements and then uber-cute romance between Fane and Rapunzel .

First time when Fane comes to Rapunzel's house to meet her !! 

And then when Fane asks her to go out with him on Halloween party & she has the best time  in her life !

Finally the 1st kiss ~~~ Just a kiss by Lady Antebellum
My Ratings : 5 Roads !!
Recommended : To anyone who needs a refreshing tale  where Disney-land's  innocencent and lovely protagonists  meets FBI's callous and frenzied sociopaths suspects .

Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband - who happens to be her high-school sweetheart - raised two sons and two daughters. She's now blessed with two daughters-in-law as well. She developed a love of writing in high school when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing.
When she's not writing, reading, or answering emails (notice there's no mention of cleaning, cooking, or anything remotely domestic), she can often be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley.)

Here's my interview with Cindy and scroll down for Giveaway !!

Akansha : What sparked the idea for the novel ?Was it one particular event that sparked the idea or was it something else entirely?
Cindy :  I'd been asked by my publisher to write a fairytale retelling of the fairytale of my choice. I immediately knew I wanted to do Rapunzel since it's one of my all-time favorite fairytales. Once I had it in mind to do a modern retelling I began thinking about the story. In every incarnation it begins with Gothel either kidnapping, or negotiating with Rapunzel's mother to be given the baby for something as simple as rampion (a type of vegetable from the garden). So for me that meant there had to be something very wrong with Gothel who wanted to lock this child up in a tower and keep her from the world. Placing it modern day I had to come up with both a reason for Rapunzel to willingly stay in the tower and a way for her to meet her "prince". Once I'd figured out those three major plot points, I had the story.

Akansha : If you could be a character in your book, who would you be? If you could be a character in ANY book who would you be?
Cindy : I'd probably want to be Rapunzel just so I could date Fane. I think all authors fall a little bit in love with their heroes. If I could be anyone from any book, I'd want to be Hermione because that chick has magic up her sleeve to spare!

Akansha : If you had to pick your favorite scene from ‘Rapunzel Untangled ’? 
Cindy :The scene where Rapunzel and Fane meet face-to-face for the first time is my favorite. Rapunzel's never been so close to a person outside of Gothel, and Fane has his feet knocked out from under him a bit by her. I like the intensity between them in this scene.

Akansha :  Which two things do you think readers would be amazed to know about you ?
Cindy : 1. That I'm a huge superhero geek. Superman is my favorite, but I also love Hulk, Iron Man,Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye (basically all of the Avengers) and Spiderman is pretty awesome, too. I'm totally fan-gurl when new Marvel or DC movies come out about superheroes.

2. I'm terrified of spiders. Not in your usual eww-there's-a-spider way, but in the I-don't-care-if-it's-dead-I'm-not-picking-it-up way. Want to drive me literally insane? Put me in a room of spiders. I can't even watch scenes with spiders (closed my eyes in Spiderman when he got bit) or movies about arachnophobia. Just thinking of it is giving me the creepy-crawlies right now!

Akansha :  Did you have a music playlist while working on Rapunzel Untangled?
Cindy :  No, I didn't. As much as I love music, I'm usually watching TV or a movie while I'm writing rather than listening to music. If music is on I'm too distracted by it. I can't even give you a single song that came into play while I was writing the book.

Akansha :  Which is your favorite fairy-tale of all time -book or movie by Disney ?
Cindy :Oooh, too tough to pick an absolute fave fairytale so I'll go by Disney movie fairytales. For years  my favorite was Cinderella - until the advent of Tangled. I adore Tangled. I suppose that now Tangled and Cinderella are equal because I just can't find it in me to push Cinderella down the list.

Akansha :   Dessert time !!Which one do you go for, ice-cream or cupcakes?
Cindy : Cupcakes, as long as they're not dry or some funky flavor (like bacon - ugh! Meat should not be on cake!). I like ice cream well enough, but given the choice I'll take a cupcake.

Akansha : What is /are your favorite quote ?
Cindy : "Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." ~~~AuthorUnknown

Akansha :  Do you have any big writing plans for 2013? If so, what are they?
Cindy : I'm currently finishing the last two stories for my Enchanted Fairytales series of short story retellings of other fairytales. I'm working on a YA sci-fi story with two other authors, Jeffery Moore and Sherry Gammon. I'm also writing a novella for a three-story anthology due out in March. I've begun the sequel to Immortal Mine and hope to finish that in the next six months or so.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Faster We Burn by Chelesa Cameron - Cover Reveal

Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron
Series :  (Deeper We Fall #2)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publication date: April, 2013
Add to TBR pile : Goodreads  

 The last thing Katie Hallman needs is another guy in her life, but Stryker Grant is there anyway. What starts out as just an escape from her previous relationship disaster soon turns into something more. Stryker gets under her skin the way no one has before, and soon she realizes she can't shake him, even if she wanted to. But is Katie ready to trust her already-battered heart to the guy who could shatter it into a million pieces?
Sequel to :
Chelesa 's  Website / Facebook  / Goodreads / Twitter
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Finally the much-awaited Cover !!!

Friday, 8 February 2013

The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan ~~ Interview ,Giveaway

From Goodreads  :    It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?
After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember. "


Add : Goodreads

A Penny For My Thoughts :   Every girl has a guy especially an elder guy ,for whom she lusts forever .Somehow no clue how Mean Girls ,just get real and have the guy ,obviously for their popularity issues . But The Boys Of Summer is much more than your typical summer read . It's fast-paced ,quick witted novel that traces the journey from being Invisible to being Independent , from being a Shadow to being Your Own Light , from disliking yourself to loving both yourself and others .

My Rating : 4.5 Roads

Recommendation : Sarah Dessen ,Jenny Han ,Rachel Hawthorne and Hailey Abbott fans 

PS: My Favorite part is ~~~~~~~~" A 'T' for Tess, a 'T' for Toby." 
Tess's Necklace by Toby (My Version )
Here's my interview with C.J. Duggan

Akansha : What is your writing process like, what comes first, characters or story?
CJ :     Definitely the characters, they are first and foremost in my thoughts, they’re the ones that dictate how the story is to be told. Just when I think I have it mapped out one way to write the story, a character will usually throw me for a loop and take me in a completely different direction. Although I am very organised in my office, in my surroundings in the dead of night I write mainly by the seat of my pants with only a vague outline in my head on where I want the story to go.That’s the bit I love about writing, the discovery.

Akansha : Which is your favoriteSummer book or novel?

Channing Tatum as Sean Murphy 
CJ :   I haven’t read many summer books and asking my favourite novel is like asking me to pick a favourite child (or in my case favourite pet!) I really loved ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins, I read it last year but it is still one of my all-time faves. It’s light, funny, sweet and beautifully written – great read.

Akansha : Does The Boys Of Summer has any parallels that could be drawn from your life ?
CJ :  I grew up in a small country town in Australia so I am well aware of what it’s like to have to make your own fun. Unfortunately our town wasn’t set on the banks of Lake Onslow but it was still a nice place to live. My first job was working as a barmaid at the local hotel and I remember the fear of my first shift and learning the ropes.

Akansha :.If The Boys of Summer was to made into a TV series ,which cast would you choose ?
Matt Bomber as TOBY
CJ : The Boys of Summer characters are so unique in  my mind it’s hard to match them with celebrities. So I had to have a bit of a think on this one. Plus it’s an Aussie story so picking Australian based actors is really hard, so let’s just go with fantasy.
A young Matt Bomer would make a dreamy Toby. Channing Tatum would be the perfect Sean Murphy (I defy anyone not to swoon over them). I have a particular fondness for Adam Brody who would make a great Adam. That would make for some serious swoony, romantic, fun!

Akansha :  What sparked the idea for the series ?
CJ : It was something that has been churning in my mind since I was a little girl, even if it was something no more mapped out than a group of friends hanging lakeside over a summer. It was an idea that has manifested into an entire world and I felt that I owed it to that eleven-year-old little me to develop it into a story. I know I was eleven because I had found an old exercise book with the story plotted out in my child-like handwriting and I could seldom believe it was something that had been swimming around in my subconscious for so long. It fell perfectly in line with me doing NaNo that year (National Novel Writing Month) and that was that, in one month I smashed out the bones of ‘The Boys of Summer’ (TBoS). In writing TBoS I really wanted to capture the essence of growing up in Australia. I set it in a small fictional lake side town in the 90’s to give it a certain flavor and provide a rich setting for a coming of age story, it is an absolute labor of love.

 Akansha : Which two things do you think readers would be amazed to know about you ?
CJ :   I was married in Fiji, on a little island at sunset.
I am real night owl! I write in the evening often not going to bed until 1-2am. All to get up at 7.30am for the 9-5 job.

Akansha :.If you had to pick your favorite scene from ‘The Boys Of Summer ’?
CJ : Without giving too much away, it would be the scene behind the velvet curtain of the D.J station.

Akansha :  Are you more of A Walk To Remember fan or Twilight Saga fan ?
CJ : Oh wow! Am I? Am I a Twi-hard? I guess I kind of am. Love or hate it for what it is I will always be eternally grateful to Stephanie Myer for it generating a whole new generation of readers. Although I also admit to liking Nicohlas Sparks I will pretty much read anything if it has a strong character driven element and a hint of romance.

 Akansha :  Dessert time: Which one do you go for, ice-cream or cupcakes?
CJ :  These are such difficult questions. I am so very torn, but I think ice cream, unless it was a red velvet cup cake from Magnolia Bakery in New York, then the cup cake wins…Hands down!

Akansha :  Did you have a music playlist for The Boys Of Summer ?
CJ : Absolutely!

Music to me is such a huge source of inspiration for my writing. It can set a mood, evoke a memory, transport you to an imaginary time or place, it's a powerful, magical thing.

Here is a list of what I was listening to at the time I was writing my novel. Some will be story specific and others are just what I happened to be into at the time.
So sharing is caring and hopefully it will also help set the scene and feel of my stories for you the beloved readers.

The Boys of Summer
Novel Specific

Linger - The Cranberries
Lightening Crashes - Live
Foreigner - Urgent
Bow River - Cold Chisel
Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
I Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Cupid - Same Cooke
Wonderwall - Oasis
Flame Trees - Cold Chisel

The Boys of Summer
Writing Music

That’s when I think of you - 1927
We found love - Rihannah
Endless Summer - The Jezabels
Helena Beat - Foster the People
Pumped up Kicks - Foster the People
Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer
Gotye - Save Me
Young Blood - The Naked and the Famous
Sunshine Eyes - Paul Mac featPeta Morris
Hand on Your Heart - Jose' Gonzalez

Akansha : Which three colors do you think describe you and why so ?

CJ :   I’ll go with my surroundings. My house is an old Victorian so there are Burgundies, Brunswick green (heritage colours) throughout. But for some reason my office has transformed into something very different, it’s light and bright with antique white desk, bookshelf, pepper grey lounge and accents of teal knick-knacks on my shelves, so I am a bit of a mixed bag really…. it all makes sense now!

Akansha :  What is /are your favoritequote ?
CJ : It’s one that I have known forever and so I had to include in ‘The Boys of Summer.’

“Love is not necessary for life, but it is what makes life worth living.” - Anon

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Shooting Scars Cover Reveal

Shooting Scars by Karina Halle 
Series : (The Artists Trilogy #2)
Publication date: May, 2013 
by Metal Blonde Books
Genre :  Adult Contemporary 

"A second chance at first love.

There are a few things worth risking everything for - even your life. For Camden McQueen, this is one of them.

Shooting Scars is the second book in The Artists Trilogy and is told from the dual POV of Camden and Ellie. "

Add at : Goodreads 

Sequel to :

Karina Halle  ~ ~ ~ Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter 

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in   acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, 
travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/
interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she's preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

Finally the much-awaited Cover !!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Reviews and More

Hii guys !! Sorry ,I haven't been much active since I have my exams coming up .Thus instead of writing a whole review ,I am taking a short route here (Hope you like it ) wherein I shall post all my books read in past few days and use penny for my thoughts.

Because of Low 

I started Sea Breeze series back in 2011 with Breath (Sea Breeze #1) -Jax and Sadie's story ,but was awaiting release of all sequels till end of 2012 , so as to read them in a row.

A Penny For My Thoughts -  Just 4 words to describe the book - COVER DOES IT ALL ! (Willow and Marcus story)

My rating : 4.5 Roads

PS : Love Larrisa the most esp the way she calls - My Lowlow and Martus !!

Hurry up and add this book to your TBR pile now. 
(Here at : Goodreads   or  Amazon )

 While It Lasts 

Sequel to Because of Low ,thus 3rd in Sea Breeze Series . I was quite zealous  , so much that I picked it up in an hour after finishing Because of Low

A Penny For My Thoughts :  Ultimate bad-boy , steamy romance and  a Heart tugging plot .

My rating : 4.5 Roads

PS : The moment he steps onto the page , Cage will have you fanning yourself and saying, "Oh my goodness !!!""

 ( He ain't gonna be a secret any longer ,so add him now to your steamy pile : Goodreads  or Amazon )

 Just For Now 

Whoa !! Reading this makes me wanna sing 
" Shout aloud, screamin loud
Let me hear you go!
Baby I like it
The way you move on the floor
Baby I like it
Come on and give me some more
Oh yes I like it
Screaming like never before
Baby I like it " ~~ I Like It by Enrique Iglesias
ft. Pitbull

 A Penny For My Thoughts :  Amanda and Preston- Never in million years would have guessed ! It's a fabulous read with all ingredients of New Adult !
My rating : 5 Roads

PS:  Low and Marcus marry in this novel and guess who's their flower girl ?? - My very favorite Larissa
  ( Goooo  and buy it now at : Amazon   & add  at : Goodreads )

The Truth About Faking

Just started it randomly after reading Tear-jerker- Ten Tiny Breaths and Fallen Too Far .

A Penny For My Thoughts :  A Refreshing read with Christian values enrichment . Love Jason ,Trent and Shelly . I had just a single complain as in how a girl in her early teens is thinking og her wedding gown and flower arrangement and so .Every girl dreams of a magnificent wedding but these precise details ,I had a had time connecting with it ,though Harley matures very much in end .
 My rating : 3.5 Roads 

Buy : Amazon     Add : Goodreads 


 Need a YA/New Adult thriller brimming with undercover agent , drug-dealers-ring , smoking hot party boys and  very luxurious top model wheels  ?? Then this is definitely for  you .

A Penny For My Thoughts :    Pink's song ~~~ Fcking Perfect just fits this book .
 ``Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than fucking perfect ``

My rating : 5 Roads  
 PS : Watch out people : Lacey Weatherford is going to strike again with it's sequel soon --- Smitten. 

Buy : Amazon and Mark at : Goodreads

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