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January 31, 2016

Cherry Popped: The Debutate Files Series by Sophie Jordan

The Debutante Files 1, 1.5, 2
Sophie Jordan
Avon Books
Historical Romance
July 29, 2014 | November 14, 2014 | July 28, 2015





January 30, 2016

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged [187]: Riverdale, Archie Comics Adaptation


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




January 28, 2016

Shelley Loved: Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs

Series: Mylena Chronicles 3
Format: E-ARC | 291 pages
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Publisher
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy

After spending the last four years trapped in a place of monsters, demons, and magick, the last thing the fierce teenage bounty hunter Greta expected was to ever be back on Earth. But a rare opportunity gives her and the Goblin King Isaac the opportunity to do just that. Now she’s home. With a boy in tow. And her parents have lots of questions.

Although Greta finally has her heart’s deepest wish—to see her family again—every step she takes to reconnect with them drives her further away from Isaac. Greta and Isaac planned for her to return to Mylena and become his queen, but she’s not sure if she can go back to that harsh world, though staying on Earth means giving up the boy she loves.

But a powerful enemy refuses to let Greta escape. A demon who will stop at nothing to destroy her and everything she loves. Even if it means following her to Earth and forcing her to face a fate as unavoidable as love itself.




January 27, 2016

Suped Up: By The Rules by Elisabeth Staab + V-Day Plans

Series: Evergreen Grove 3
Format: Mobi
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: Self
Source: Author
Genre: Contemporary Romance | M/M


He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ.

No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys…

AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and attacked by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful.

Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden reevaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career.

To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules.

By the Rules is book 3 in the Evergreen Grove series, but reads as a standalone.




January 26, 2016

A Shot of YA: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Series: Lady Helen 1
Format: Hardback
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Viking Books
Source: Publisher
Genre:Young Adult | Fantasy | Historical

New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman’s eagerly awaited new project: a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter!

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?



January 25, 2016

Liked It: The Evening Spider by Emily Arsenault

Series: Standalone
Format: eGalley
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: William Morrow
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Historical | Psychological Thriller

A gripping blend of psychological suspense and historical true crime, this riveting novel—inspired by a sensational real-life murder from the 1800s—by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault delivers a heart-stopping mystery linking two young mothers from different centuries.

Frances Barnett and Abby Bernacki are two haunted young mothers living in the same house in two different centuries.

1885: Frances Barnett is in the Northampton Lunatic Hospital, telling her story to a visitor. She has come to distrust her own memories, and believes that her pregnancy, birth, and early days of motherhood may have impaired her sanity.

During the earliest months of her baby’s life, Frances eagerly followed the famous murder trial of Mary Stannard—that captivated New Englanders with its salacious details and expert forensic testimony. Following—and even attending—this trial, Frances found an escape from the monotony of new motherhood. But as her story unfolds, Frances must admit that her obsession with the details of the murder were not entirely innocent.

Present day: Abby has been adjusting to motherhood smoothly—until recently, when odd sensations and dreams have begun to unsettle her while home alone with her baby. When she starts to question the house’s history, she is given the diary of Frances Barnett, who lived in the house 125 years earlier. Abby finds the diary disturbing, and researches the Barnett family’s history. The more Abby learns, the more she wonders about a negative—possibly supernatural—influence in her house. She becomes convinced that when she sleeps, she leaves her daughter vulnerable—and then vows not to sleep until she can determine the cause of her eerie experiences.

Frances Barnett might not be the only new mother to lose her mind in this house. And like Frances, Abby discovers that by trying to uncover another’s secrets, she risks awakening some of her own.



January 24, 2016

Steampunk Sunday: Ancient Appetites by Oisin McGann

Series: The Wildenstern Saga 1
Format: eGalley
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Open Road Teen & Tween
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Steampunk | Fantasy | YA

Shortlisted for the 2008 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize: Murder, betrayal, and power . . . Welcome to the Wildenstern empire

The slow collapse of the British Empire in the nineteenth century meant opportunity for anyone with ammunition and wit. Now the Wildensterns are by far the most powerful family—and the most ruthless. Trained from childhood in the arts of assassination and conspiracy and endowed with the supernatural ability to live for more than a century, the clan has grown rich, vicious, and seemingly invincible.

After nearly two years away, eighteen-year-old Nate has returned. But his homecoming is shattered when his eldest brother, Marcus, is mysteriously killed. Following the Rules of Ascension, which allow one male family member to murder another, Nate is being blamed. Nate knows he isn’t the murderer, but who is? With the help of his sister-in-law, Daisy, and his cousin Gerald, Nate intends to find out. Their investigation brings them into the underbelly of the Wildenstern empire, where living machines, conspiring relatives, and undercover mercenaries do their dirty work. But when a disaster uncovers the ancient remains of Wildenstern ancestors, the lives of the family members and their struggle for power will take a bizarre and gruesome turn.



January 23, 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [186]: To which House does your loyalty lie? #GoT #JonSnow


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




January 22, 2016

Shelley Liked: Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz

Series: Unknown
Format: E-ARC | 320 pages
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Publisher
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery |Thriller

In this genre-bending YA thriller, will Sarah Merson's shiny new prep school change her life forever or bring it to a dark and sinister end?

When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.

In this genre-bending YA thriller, Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, Sarah's new school may seem like an idyllic temple of learning, but as she unearths years of terrifying history and manipulation, she discovers this "school" is something much more sinister.



January 21, 2016

Shorties: A Reaper of Stone + Rend The Dark by Mark Gelineau & Joe King

 

Mark Gelineau & Joe King
September 18, 2015 | October 15, 2015
Gelineau & King
Epic Fantasy | Short Novellas
First in their respective series of the same name




January 20, 2016

A Shot of YA: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Series: TBA
Format: eGalley
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: YA Paranormal

For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes.

When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, she doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. In life, Breezy was always drawn to the elegance of the universe and the mystery of the stars. Now she must set out to find answers and discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she finds is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous.



January 19, 2016

The Edge of Nowhere by C.H. Armstrong

The Edge of Never
C.H. Armstrong
Standalone
Historical Fiction
Penner Publishing
January 19, 2016

The year is 1992 and Victoria Hastings Harrison Greene—reviled matriarch of a sprawling family—is dying.

After surviving the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Victoria refuses to leave this earth before revealing the secrets she’s carried for decades.

Once the child of a loving family during peaceful times, a shocking death shattered her life. Victoria came face to face with the harshness of the world. As the warm days of childhood receded to distant memory, Victoria learns to survive.

No matter what it takes.

To keep her family alive in an Oklahoma blighted by dust storms and poverty, Victoria makes choices—harsh ones, desperate ones. Ones that eventually made her into the woman her grandchildren fear and whisper about. Ones that kept them all alive. Hers is a tale of tragedy, love, murder, and above all, the conviction to never stop fighting.

Is it me or does The Edge of Nowhere by Ms. Armstrong remind you of Gone With The Wind? Family, survival, love, a woman's destiny is about to be revealed... interesting story don't you think? Let's see if my impression has any substance to it.


January 18, 2016

It's Live! Find Me, Remember Me, and Keep Me by Michelle Mankin

Stand-alone
3-part Contemporary Romance
January 18, 2016
Tempest Series Spin-off

Almost forty-one-year-old Annabelle Morris, wife to multi-billionaire record label executive Charles Morris of Zenith Productions, and mother of two is at a crossroads in her life.

Separated from her husband after walking in on him having sex in the public restroom of a charity event she was hosting, she has arrived on the island of St. John alone and rejected, determined to re-evaluate her life and her marriage. She's tired of being her husband’s showpiece while he pretends she doesn't exist. She's tired of trying to make their marriage work for the sake of their two teenage boys.

When she meets Johnny Lightning, a sexy but mysterious piano-playing, bearded sailor, she is tempted to break vows she has never before broken. But Johnny is much younger than her and seems to be hiding more than a few secrets of his own. From the laid-back sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the elite circles of Dallas high society, Annabelle is forced to make critical choices.

Is a chance for happiness worth the risk of giving up the life she has always known? Worth jeopardizing her own and possibly even her children's future?
In the end, will she stay on her present course or brave a new and uncharted one?

Find Me, Remember Me, and Keep Me is a full and complete novel in three separate parts.
A standalone Tempest spin-off.


January 16, 2016

Bought, Borrowed, & Bagged [185]: #KungFuPanda #Shrek


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




January 15, 2016

Shelley Liked: Sword and Verse by Kathy McMillan

Series: Sword & Verse 1 (?)
Format: E-ARC | 384 pages
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy


Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slip-up on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees



"I never knew Tyasha Ke Demit, but her execution started everything..."


January 14, 2016

#TalkSupe & Bookworm Brandee Loved: Fighting for Devlin by Jessica Lemmon

Series: Lost Boys 1
Format: eGalley
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Loveswept
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Devlin Calvary makes his own luck. Orphaned as a young child, he was taken in by a crew of bookies and gamblers—and they became his family. They’re the reason Dev’s running a trendy bistro, living in a high rise, and enjoying the good life with a string of women who never ask for too much. Until, one night, he finds out how much it hurts to trust the wrong people.

Rena Lewis sticks to the straight and narrow, determined not to slip up again . . . like the terrible night of partying four years ago that ended in tragedy. A waitress at Oak & Sage, she knows that sleeping with her boss is not a smart move. But when Dev shows up on her doorstep, beat up and clearly shaken, Rena’s not about to turn him down . . . or kick him out of bed.

Dev reawakens something primal within her—a need to go wild. And Rena soon finds out that the heart she’d sealed away years ago still has the power to fight for love.



Brandee of the fantastic book blog, Bookworm Brandee, is a dear friend of mine. This buddy review was a spur-of-the-moment request on my part because I had no idea that Jessica Lemmon's FIGHTING FOR DEVLIN is New Adult. And as I'm not the best reader for the genre, Brandee is so I twisted her arm and asked her to virtually hold my hand as I read this. I sure need some perspective to appreciate the grittier parts and Brandee is the perfect person to guide me. I can be such a cold-hearted bitch sometimes.

January 13, 2016

Fighting Mad by Kathy Bryson

Third in the Series
(Series name unspecified)
Soulmate Publishing
Paranormal Romance
December 23, 2015

Laid off from her job at the bank, Carla turns to her friends for support only to find they’re more concerned about their jobs. The one person she can count on is local bartender Murphy, but what kind of example is that to set for her daughters? Having learned the hard way, Carla’s not depending on any man, even if he is cute, charming, very kind, and some kind of leprechaun?

Murphy is used to sneers. Clurichauns are the redheaded stepchildren of the leprechaun world and then there are the late-night throw-downs at his bar. What he wants, however, is to protect the dainty little mom who ogles him when she thinks no one’s looking. He knows she’s fighting overwhelming odds, but she’ll need more than bravery when the conflict between the King and Queen of the Fairies becomes outright civil war!

January is a hard month to get through. New year, new resolutions, still digesting all that holiday feasting... basically I'm still in the holiday mood so I thought I'd ask Kathy to take over Talk Supe for me today. 

St. Patrick's is still a couple of months away, but is there a perfect time to talk SEXY leprechauns? I think not. Let's make that day today, shall we? 

January 12, 2016

Liked It: Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson + Super Fan Giveaway

Series: Weird Girls 6
Format: eGalley
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Loveswept
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Perfect for fans of Keri Arthur and Bella Forrest, this short novel kicks off a sizzling new series in the award-winning Weird Girls saga as Celia’s sister Taran fights to have it all: independence, hot romance, and enough firepower to torch an army of blood-thirsty supernaturals.

Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.

Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.

Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.



January 11, 2016

Suped Up: Denial by Lisa Renee Jones

Series: Careless Whispers
Format: Paperback
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Publisher
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan's best friend.

Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn't destroy her first.

4.5 Cauldrons to be accurate



5 Things I love about DENIAL

January 10, 2016

Steampunk Sundays: The Vile Desire to Scream by Oisin McGann

Series: Wildenstern Saga 1.5
Format: eGalley
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: YA | Steampunk | Historical Fantasy

The young wife of the most powerful man in Ireland has been kidnapped, and Nate and Gerald must save her—from their own family, if necessary

While her husband is away on business, Daisy Wildenstern buys a shape-shifting engimal from the charming adventurer Peter Barnum. The origins of the part-animal, part-machine being are a mystery.

Life is cruel in Daisy’s family. Trained from childhood to be merciless predators, the Wildensterns are taught to trust no one—especially not their treacherous relatives. As long as their reputation stays intact, nothing is considered unacceptable on their quest for wealth and power. But Daisy belongs to a new generation of Wildensterns who are determined to defy their elders and live a more honorable life.

When Daisy and the engimal go missing, it is of little surprise that most of her family doesn’t seem to care. It’s up to her brother-in-law, Nate, and his cousin Gerald to find Daisy and face her kidnapper, a ruthlessly cunning hunter.

With relatives like these, who needs enemies?



January 9, 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [184]: Cruella de Vil, Ready Player One, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




January 8, 2016

#FBF [10]: The Immortal Secrets of Nicolas Flamel by Michael Scott

The Immortal Secrets of Nicolas Flamel
by Michael Scott
YA Fantasy
6 books & 2 novellas
2007-2012
Delacorte Press


The Immortal Secrets of Nicolas Flamel by Michael Scott is an amazing and well researched mish-mash of world mythology and certain historical figures. It will prompt the reader to open Wikepedia and cross reference Mr. Scott's characters to further acquaint oneself with their history. It's like a convention of Ancient Civilization in modern times Comicon style!

Typical to every fictional creation, it's a story of good vs evil and the triumph of Man's sense of honor despite the meddling of the Elders, or Gods and deities, and their immortal minions.

The story is about a book called the Codex. It's a very powerful book as it contains not only the secret to immortality but powerful spells that can make or break the world, it's guardians are Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel, famed Alchemyst and Sorceress. Caught in the middle are Josh and Sophie Newman, prophesied twins that have powerful gold and silver auras the world haven't seen, one to save the world and one to destroy it, but who is the savior and who is the destroyer? In comes Dr. John Dee, stealing the Codex for the power it brings and thus began the story about meeting peoples of legend, visiting myriad Shadowrealms, elemental magic and constant tests of loyalty and love to family and friends.

January 7, 2016

Hello! My Name Is Braine of #TalkSupe #Giveaway


Happy New Year!

I'll make this quick because I'm sure y'all are more into the giveaway part. I'll make this play along quick!

5 Fun Facts about me:
  1. I believe snakes are my spirit animal... Or at least I hope so. 
  2. I'm a crafter, check out my November12 posts for the deets!
  3. I love peep toe pumps and stiletto heels in metallic colors.
  4. I'm still searching for the perfect red lipstick for my skin tone. 
  5. Lastly, Talk Supe has been online for 4.5 years now. Still going strong thanks to all of you!

January 6, 2016

Suped Up: The Muse by Anne Calhoun

Series: Irresistible 5
Format: Paperback
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Genre: Romantica

The author of The List continues her sinfully addictive Irresistible series with a provocative new novel about a woman inspired by her most forbidden desires…

Arden MacCarren can’t afford to lose control. Her family’s investment house has failed, their professional reputation is all but destroyed, and it’s up to Arden to hold the line. The only distraction she allows herself is a weekly drawing class where she can forget everything. Then she meets Seth Miller. When he poses in her class, strong, mysterious, and unbearably sexy, she can’t resist him. The only thing she can do is keep it purely physical—no emotions, no strings, and definitely no telling.

Seth understands responsibilities, both Arden’s and his own. During his last tour as a Marine he lost his best friends to an IED. He has a duty to look after his buddies’ survivors. All he allows himself is the stolen moments with Arden. But as he’s drawn into Arden’s battle with her demons, he comes face-to-face with his own. Seth will have to choose between a duty he can’t ignore and the longing to inspire Arden’s every desire—mind, soul, and body.



January 5, 2016

Loved It: Missed Connections by Mara White and K. Larsen + Giveaway

Series: Standalone
Format: ARC
Release Date: January 5, 2015 
Publisher: Self
Source: Author 
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Twenty years weren’t enough for either of them to forget.
A chance encounter, a missed connection.
Two wayward stars that collided in a turbulent sky, at the right place, but at the wrong time in both of their lives.
What happens when they meet again? Do the same unforgettable sparks still fly?

Titan Jennings and Jesenia Van Buren may come from two different worlds but their hearts are open to second chances. No matter who or what may stand against them, love is what anchors their lives together.

Love may be infinite but time is not, Missed Connection is a novel about making the very best you can with what little you’ve got.



January 4, 2016

Shelley Loved: Nexis by A.L. Davroe

Series: Tricksters 1
Format: E-Galley | 304 pages
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Genre: Young Adult | Cyberpunk | SyFy


In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.

Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.

But Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is.

And it’s been waiting for Ella.



January 3, 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [183]: New Year, New Linky


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever.