| Review | Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

Happy Tuesday!


It's been a very long and stressful day. Not only does my body hate me, but so does the UPS man because he still hasn't come yet with my packages. I swear, if I don't see him tomorrow, I'm sending my hell hound after him. Do not mess with a girl and her books...

But one good thing happened to me today...I finished this review! It literally took me three days to figure out what I thought about this book and I finally got it. Enjoy reading! :)



Title: Temptation (Book #1)
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Chick Lit
Release Date: June 26th, 2012
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

MY RATING. 4.5 STARS!
Your heart misleads you.

That's what my friends and family say.

But I love Noah. And he loves me.

We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms.

It should be ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won't be.

Because he's Amish. And I'm not.


If you are ever in need of a good YA forbidden romance novel, Temptation is your book! 


The minute my package came with all three books, (thank you once again, Karen!) I immediately dove into the first book and I never wanted to come out of it. 

I normally don't read Chick-Lit or Amish novels, but I was definitely excited to give this one a try, and I'm glad I did! The author truly did a wonderful job on re-searching the Amish lifestyle and it felt as if I was in the community itself, being able to witness their lifestyle. 

I also loved how the author switched POV's between the two main characters, Rose and Noah. It was interesting to read the story from an Amish perspective, but also from an outsiders perspective. 

Hopkins had a way of writing that captured you from the very beginning and would not let go. The book had a slow pace to it, with some very detailed out pages, but it was something that I enjoyed the most about this book. The slow pace gave the characters and the plot a chance to develop, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Following her mother's death, Rose and her family move from Cincinnati, to Meadowview, Ohio. Unfortunately for the teenagers, their new home is located in the countryside... with an Amish community not too far from their new house.

Rose has lost everything: her mother, her friends, and ever so slowly, she's starting to lose her father and brothers. But everything changes for Rose once she sets her eyes on Noah; her strong, and downright handsome, Amish neighbor that can't have anything to do with an English girl. But that doesn't stop them from falling head over heels in love...

I had a love/hate relationship between Rose. At first, I liked her character. She was feisty, she had a sense of humor, and she was also very protective of her family and friends, which I loved. But, I also found her to be naive and always whining about something, and that's why I had a bit of a hard time connecting with her.

There were moments in the book where she'd be angry or upset about one thing, and then the next she'd be in Noah's arms, saying sorry and begging for his forgiveness, and to be frank, that confused and annoyed me a lot. I always love a strong, independent heroine, but I just couldn't see that in this character.  

All in all, even though I didn't like Rose as much as I hoped I would, she still was a good, enjoyable character and I'm excited to share with you what I thought about her in the second book! 

With Noah, I enjoyed him a bit more than I did Rose. He was a smart, hardworking and handsome guy so, of course I was instantly drawn to him and I would always anticipate reading his POV. 

I found him to be so sweet and charming, and even with his sexist comments, I wasn't bothered because I understood that he grew up with different beliefs from mine and a lot of other people. The only thing that truly bothered me was how he was so positive about the fact that Rose could give up her entire life for him, and but he would never, consider wanting to change his lifestyle for her.

Regardless, I truly enjoyed Noah in this book and I'm also excited to share with you what I thought about him in the second book! 

Overall, Temptation was a delightful, quick read full of love, passion, tradition and most importantly, family. I would high recommend this book to anyone who loves a good forbidden romance! 



What do you guys think? Will you be picking up this forbidden romance or have you already read it? Feel free to leave your thoughts below! :)


Happy reading!


Book Blitz: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow! Excerpt & Giveaway!

Happy Monday!

Oh, this week is gonna be a great week! I have only two more days left of school! You guys know what that means? More time for reading and blogging! Oh, and taking more bookish pictures like on my Instagram page, here. ;)

I'm also going to be expecting a few book mail packages so I'm also very excited for that! I have so many things that are coming up in April that it's not even a joke! It's going to be a busy summer, that's for sure!

But, to make our Monday's a little bit brighter, I'm here to share with you an AMAZING YA series that teen girls (and of the course guys!) will absolutely love!

                    
Title: The Secret Diamond Sisters (Book #1)
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

BUY LINKS: | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository |
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.


READ MY REVIEW FOR THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS HERE!



Title: Diamonds in the Rough (Book #2)
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

BUY LINKS: | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository |
All-access doesn't mean no problems.

The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father. But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves. Savannah's YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side. Dangerous flirtations don't keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet. And when Courtney and the sisters' archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again.

Sisterhood, first crushes, and scandalous secrets explode in book two of Michelle Madow's riveting series, The Secret Diamond Sisters.

         READ MY REVIEW FOR DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH HERE!

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … but that doesn’t matter when you live there.” 

COURTNEY DIAMOND

The fireworks started before either of them could say anything more, bursts of light shooting into the desert sky, bigger than any firework show Courtney had seen in Fairfield. It was impossible to ignore the electricity bouncing between the inches of space separating her and Brett, dancing across her skin with each boom overhead. She couldn’t stop glancing at him from the corner of her eye. 

He looked lost in thought, although sometimes she swore she caught him watching her, too. This went on for twenty minutes, and then came the finale—shot after shot of fireworks exploding, without a second’s break between them. Some sored into their air like comets and others spread like meteor showers, filling up miles of sky.

When it was over, Courtney was sitting so close to Brett that their arms were an inch from touching.

“How did you like it?” he asked, not making an effort to move away. “I loved it,” she replied. “Thanks for bringing me.”

Her head felt fuzzy, and she pushed a strand of hair behind her ear, her arm brushing his. She stilled at the touch, and he looked at her with more intensity than he had the entire night.
“Are you two ready to leave?” Dawn destroyed the moment, standing up and brushing invisible dust off her jeans.

Courtney jerked backward, torn out of her trance. If the others hadn’t been there, what would have happened between her and Brett? She’d never kissed a guy before, but from the way he was looking at her, she felt like he’d wanted to kiss her. And if he had, she wasn’t sure she would have stopped him.

She shook her head at the thought. Courtney had never broken a rule in her life.Whatever had just occurred between her and Brett could never happen again.






Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. 

Michelle's latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. 

A tireless promoter of her work, Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.



Connect with Michelle Madow! 



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| Review | Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

Happy Tuesday!


I feel like crap that I haven't posted a review in for a little while, but with my exams quickly approaching, I've got to focus on that a bit more than everything else. But once school is done with, you can bet my nose will be tons of books this coming summer!

If you don't already know, I do have an Instagram account now! It's mostly about books, my blog and a few exciting things coming up for me. If you're interested in having a look, and possibly entering my giveaway on there, you can check it out HERE! :)



Title: Numbers Game (Numbers Game #1)
Author: Rebecca Rode
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
Publisher:  Diamond Patch Press

MY RATING: 4.5 STARS
Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever—a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

To get her life and boyfriend back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone wants her dead. And then there’s Vance, the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. Treena must join up with Vance if she is to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart. 

Fans of the Hunger Games trilogy will love this young adult novel, Numbers Game!  


When the author sent this to me for review, I was extremely excited. I thought the cover looked gorgeous and the synopsis interested me, so I dove in as soon as I got it.

In a way, this book definitely reminded me of The Hunger Games, and it made me wonder if the author just wrote her own version of it; but nonetheless, it made interested to read it.

The author's way of writing captivated me from the start and made me picture everything perfectly. From the ratings on everyone's forehead, to the buildings in the city and to the the entire city of NORA, I felt like I was in the story itself and that was my favorite part of this book. Being able to imagine everything so vividly as if you are the character yourself is... just beyond words. 

Diving into the first chapter, we first meet Treena. When first coming across Treena, I liked her. I found her to be a smart, funny and an enjoyable character. The only thing I didn't like was how she trusted too easily and that obviously didn't work out to well for her, with people wanting to kill her. Eventually, I started to like her and I'm excited to see how she develops in the second book.

Now here comes the love interest, Vance. Vance is the guy who is angry at the world and everyone in it and quite frankly, I didn't like him as much as I had hoped. I disliked his attitude toward everything and everyone, how he thought he was all bad ass when in fact he was just a stuck up jerk half the time. I'm hoping in the second book we get to see somewhat of a different side to this character and that he develops more. 

The hardest part about this review was deciding whether or not to give it a 4 or 5 stars. I had to give it a 4.5 stars because of the romance. The thing is, there was no romance. Just because the guy comes in the bathroom to talk to you about your loss, does not mean you are in love. 

These two characters have only known each other for two weeks, have barely gotten to know each other, yet they already have feelings? I felt as if the author wanted to either speed it up to get the readers going or just wanted to add a bit of spice to the book. Either way, it wasn't working for me because it wasn't believable. 

Overall, I liked the concept of this book and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the second book, and I hope the romance, and the characters improve a bit more. 

Numbers Game was an entertaining, quick read and I'm interested to see how the second book turns out!



What do you guys think? Will you be picking this one up? Let me know in the comments below! :)


Happy reading!


Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading - Excerpt & Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!


Ah, today has been such a relaxing day. In the morning, I managed to clean my desk a bit more. I've been trying to figure out how I am going to put fifteen new books on my desk, but I think I've got a plan!

It also started raining today, and I loved it! It was a perfect time to finish up reading Wicked, by Jennifer L. Amrentrout..seriously, who doesn't love her?! I want book two now!

Now I'm just debating what I should read next.. it'll probably be Gravel Ghost by Charyse Allan or The Winner's Crime by  Marie Rutkoski. I'm kind of leaning toward Gravel Ghost because I want to buy The Winner's Crime in paperback and read it physically. Problems of a book worm...


If you're interested, you can read my review for Kitty Hawk right HERE. :) Don't forget to enter the giveaway for three print copies and three digital copies of Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold!


Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Author: Iain Reading
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Mystery
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher:  Self-Published

BUY  LINKS: | Amazon |
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses.

Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.



"What are we going to do with her?" the man with dark blonde hair asked the tall one, who was apparently their leader. The tall one thought about this for a moment, and there was a long silence, broken only by the crackle of the nearby campfire. My fear of his answer made my heart pound faster and faster. 

"There's only one thing we can do with her," he said slowly and deliberately, his voice ice cold and emotionless.  I was terrified of what that meant, and as they continued to discuss my fate among themselves, I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes and my breathing becoming shallower and faster with every passing second. 

"I promise not to tell anyone," I thought, feeling completely helpless and considering the option of begging them to let me go. "I will promise not to go to the police if you just let me go free." 

"Don't be crazy," the little voice in my head scolded. "They aren't stupid. You discovered their secret! You know about their stolen gold!" 

I remembered a line from a poem that I'd learned back in high school—a poem about the Klondike Gold Rush and the lengths that men were driven to by their greed and lust for gold.  "The Arctic trails have their secret tales," the poem had said. "That would make your blood run cold." 

That was exactly how I felt at that moment—as though my blood was running cold. I had discovered the secret tale that these men had tried to keep hidden, and now they had no other choice. They couldn't just let me go. They couldn't trust me to keep their secret. And now they had to deal with it. And that was the part that terrified me. 

The men continued their discussion, and a sudden outburst from the tall one broke my train of thought. The discussion had grown quite heated, and he'd finally put an end to it by holding up his palm and cutting off the blonde one in mid-sentence. 

"There's no other way," the tall one said simply. 






Happy reading!



| Review | When Magic Sleeps by Tera Lynn Childs

Happy Friday!


I've been writing so much today my hands are killing me! I finished a three page story for a contest and I'm extremely happy with the results! I also ended up writing another review, so please scroll down and enjoy the review! :)

Also, I have two giveaways running on my blog and they end soon so hurry up and enter! Enter to win a signed paperback of Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins HERE. Enter to a win my paperback copy of The Secret Diamond Sisters HERE.



Title: When Magic Sleeps (Darkly Fae #1)
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Publisher:  Fearless Gypsy LLC

MY RATING: 5 STARS
When magic sleeps, everything changes.

In her dreams, Winnie Price always visits a fae realm. Dark prince Cathair O Cuana will do anything to save his dying clan, even hide his love for Winnie.

On midsummer’s eve her monthly visiting owl changes into Cathair. When magic sleeps, she sees his true form and may finally be in his reach. A palace traitor brings the kingdom to the edge of war. Will disaster drive them apart or pull them together?




"Now she knew he was no character. He was real. And his heart was aching...for her." - Winnie

Being a fan of anything to do with magic, I just had to pick this one up...and I’m glad I did! Tera Lynn Child's captivated me from the very start and I couldn't put this one down! 

Diving into the story, we come across Winnie, a teenage girl who has been having vivid dreams for a few years. Never wanting to forget them, she writes it all into a story. But one day, she comes face to face with the Fae Prince from her dreams and soon figures out that everything she's even written in her story, are all real.

I'm a huge fan of Child's books, so it was easy for me to get so absorbed in the plot and the writing. Her writing flowed easily and fluently, which was quite enjoyable and made me want to continue turning the page. Occasionally, I like books that go at a fast pace, and this was that book for me. The author managed to write a good fast paced story, without leaving a detail out or making me think something was missing.

The romance for me was very cute to read about. I loved how Cathair, Winnie's love interest was so infatuated with her, and with every passing page he came to like her even more. I'm not sure what will happen to them in the next book, but I'm excited to see how their romance develops!

For the characters, seeing as this is a novella and it would be short, I didn't feel like I got to see much character development in this book. However, I did enjoy reading about Winnie. She was a lovable character and I wanted to get to know more about her.  

With Cathair...I wanted to get to know him more as well! He was also a strong, smart, and lovable character and I'm excited to see more of him in the second book!

From magic, to fairies and to hidden worlds, Child's will surely get you hooked on this fantasy filled novella! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a short, quick fantasy read. 




What do you guys think? Are you interested? Have you read this book before? Let me know in the comments below! 


Happy reading!



| Review | Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

Happy Thursday!


Tomorrow's the weekend! I have so many things to do tomorrow it's not even a joke! This week has been full of studying for my last exams, martial arts and workout, and finishing up a few books!

This week I also had the chance to make an Instagram account! It'll mostly be about books and maybe even some of the dishes that I can whip up in the kitchen. You can check my account out HERE. Feel free to follow me! ;)

Also, don't forget to enter two of my on-going giveaways! Enter to win a signed paperback of Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins HERE. Enter to a win my paperback copy of The Secret Diamond Sisters HERE.



Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Author: Iain Reading
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Mystery
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher:  Self-Published

MY RATING: 4.5 STARS!
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses.

Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.


All I can say is..wow! This book is the first I've read from young adult author Iain Reading and it will not be the last! After five minutes of squealing and dancing around when this book came in the mail, I dove right into it!

The main character is a teenage girl named Kitty Hawk. Fresh out of high school and wanting an adventure, Kitty decides she wants to spend her summer studying humpback whales in Alaska. But...she ended up getting more than she bargained for! 

My favorite thing about this book would definitely have to be the information the author put into it. For me, history is something I love and for the author to get into so much detail about the Klondike Gold Rush, about the Clara Nevada and so much more, I was captivated. 

I realized not everyone liked that this book contained chunks of information, but the series is targeted at young readers, and most of them probably don't know about this kind of information, so for me, it's refreshing to see this in a young adult novel. 

I was also captivated by the author's details in his writing style. I could easily picture everything in my head and it felt as if I was there in the cockpit of the plane with Kitty herself! There were, however, some cases where I found things to be repetitive or a few typos along the way, but all books have that, so it didn't bother me. 

Kitty Hawk is quite different from a lot of character's I've read recently, and I enjoyed reading about her. Even though she's only a teenager, Kitty definitely doesn't act like it. Her attitude towards everything, the way she presented herself, everything about her is what every girl should want to be. Kitty Hawk is a mix of kick-ass, smart, adventurous, and a great sense of humor.

There were times when I would laugh out loud at what was happening in the story, times where I would ask myself if Kitty was a bit crazy, and times where I just smiled out of happiness. Kitty Hawk is now one of my favorite young adult characters and I'm excited to see how she develops in the next book.

About ninety pages in, we get introduced to four new characters. Charlie, Buck, Jay and Will. Let's just say all four of these characters had me cracking up almost all the time and I'm hoping to see them in Kitty's next adventure!

Coming to the ending of the book, it left me completely speechless! I had not expected that plot twist and I applaud the author at how well he managed to surprise the readers. 

Overall, Iain Reading definitely captivated me in this book and I'm looking forward to reading Kitty's next adventure! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a novel filled with adventure, mystery and surprising plot twists! 

I received this book from the author and the publisher, but in no way did it change my opinion of this book.



What do you guys think? Will you be picking this one up or have you already read it? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading!



Three Cover Reveals & Giveaway: Princess Madline Trilogy by Kirstin Pulioff!

Happy Friday!


Let's just say, I was very excited to wake up to an e-mail saying my entry was chosen to be featured on the My Voucher Code's blog and to have an Amazon gift card being sent to my e-mail! My mom and I were both jumping up and down happily yelling, and then my sister joined in...and then my cat meow, demanding for food.

It is featured HERE with a few other amazing entries, so don't forget to check out theirs as well!

I'm also very excited to be able to share these GORGEOUS new covers for Kirstin Pulioff's trilogy Princess Madline. I'll definitely be picking these up soon. ;)



Title: The Escape of Princess Madline (Princess Madeline #1)
Author: Kirstin Pulioff
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: November 5th, 2012
Publisher:  Malachite Quills Publishing

BUY LINKS: | Amazon |
The Kingdom of Soron is known for many things: its rolling landscape, haunting history, fiery sunsets, and beautiful princess. Princess Madeline woke on her sixteenth birthday to realize that her future had been planned out, a life full of privilege, royalty, and boredom... a life with a husband and knight champion that she did not choose. Using her charm, strength, and stubbornness, she defies the King at every turn, determined to keep her freedom on her terms.

But freedom quickly turns to disaster as she finds herself seized by a group of wandering bandits. The kingdom is in turmoil over her capture—her Knight Champion eager to prove himself, a group of dedicated suitors determined to win her hand, and a group of exiled wizards joining forces in the hunt to rescue her. Follow Princess Madeline in this adventure to find freedom and love.


Title: The Battle for Princess Madeline (Princess Madeline #2)
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: May 2013
Publisher:  Malachite Quills Publishing

BUY LINKS: | Amazon |
The Kingdom of Soron bustled with activity as preparations for the Fall Festival began. Lively merchants, hardworking farmers, and musicians eagerly awaited this event of harvest and joy. This year’s festival was even more important, as they celebrated Princess Madeline’s betrothal to her knight champion, Daniel.

Celebration quickly turns to disaster as Prince Paulsen returns with curious demands, either Princess Madeline will be his, or no ones. Rejection turns to obsession and battle is declared.

In a tense struggle to decide her future, Princess Madeline must choose where to put her trust… in the king’s tried and true plan, the wizard’s cryptic messages and maps, or her own sense of bravery. Follow Princess Madeline on this adventure as she battles evil in an attempt to create a future of love and magic.


Title: The Dragon and Princess Madeline (Princess Madeline #3)
Author: Kirstin Pulioff
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: December 2013
Publisher:  Malachite Quills Publishing

BUY LINKS: | Amazon |
After a season of battle and rebuilding, the Kingdom of Soron is exhausted. With the return of the exiled wizards, the Spring Faire, and her upcoming wedding, Princess Madeline is looking forward to a peaceful season of celebration. When the mysterious green dragon reappears, threatening the kingdom and the king, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden won’t rest for long.

Faced with this incredible new danger, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden must find a way to lead their kingdom and secure their future. Can they find the answers hidden within their mother’s cryptic messages from the past, or will the dragon destroy everything they hold dear?

Follow Princess Madeline as she embarks on a dangerous new adventure to save her kingdom and her family. 






Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. 

Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.











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Happy reading!




Enter to Win A Signed Paperback Copy of Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins! Ends April 1st!

Happy Thursday!


My entire body is aching. I've done some major Jillian Michael's workouts this week and every part of  my body is on fire. But it feels so good!

Right now, I might be reading about five books...I know, I'm crazy! But the two that I'm reading the most would be Catching Fire, book two in the Hunger Games and Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold. Both books are pretty good so far and I'm definitely enjoying them. Now, onto the fun stuff. ;)

In celebration of Karen Ann Hopkins book going into paperback, Karen is giving away one SIGNED copy of Embers! Enter now because it ends on April 1st! ;)



YOU CAN VIEW MY VALENTINES DAY INTERVIEW WITH KAREN HERE!


Title: Embers (The Wings of War #1)
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Publisher:  Self-Published

BUY  LINKS: | Amazon |
Embers is an epic paranormal adventure/romance about a seventeen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she learns that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels.

While Ember is instructed about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two teenagers who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. In explicitly drawn to one of the young men in particular, an impossible romance develops.

But it's cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war that's been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years.

When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil, and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn't only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She may be one of the few champions willing to make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.




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How I Fell in Love With Literature - World Book Day Campaign Entry!

Happy Wednesday!


I'm seriously loving this week! So many awesome things happened that I've been over the moon! One of the things that happened this week is what I'm going to talk about today!

Just recently I got contacted and asked if I would like to share my story in how I came to love literature and how it inspired me to blog in the My Voucher Code's and World Book Day campaign. I of course could not refuse, so here is my entry for the campaign! :)

Don't forget to check out the My Voucher Code's website and the World Book Day's website!




"The End..." My eyes slowly skimmed over those two, heart breaking and dreadful words as I closed the first book I had ever read and turned off the flashlight. I  placed it on the shelf and sat there, letting everything I read flash through my mind.

365 Bedtime Stories by Disney. That was the book that introduced me to my love for literature and writing.

Every night my mom would read me a story from that book and every night I would beg that she read me another one.  But, she wanted all 365 stories to last the entire year, so of course, she said no and tucked me in for bed. 

The minute my mother shut my bedroom door, I would quietly jump out of bed, grab my flashlight and the book then waddle back to bed, excited to jump into another fun filled adventure from Disney!

Growing up, I never really had any friends, and it didn't help that I was a really shy person. So, like any other kid, all I wanted was to find something fun and adventurous to do to escape the long and hot, boring summer days.

from an early age I found out that reading was that escape for me. At odd times of the day you could find me tucked away in the closet with my book and a flashlight, or outside with my legs gently swaying in the pool with a copy of Alice in Wonderland in my hands. 

Anyone who saw me would always see that I had either a book in my hand or sometimes even a notebook, jotting down ideas for my own stories. As I grew, so did my love for books. I would become fascinated with my mother's collection of books and as the years passed, she let me read a few of the ones she had. By that time I knew one thing...I wanted more.

At the age of thirteen, I went to a bookstore called A Page in the Sun and I stayed there for hours, just admiring the books on the perfectly straight shelves and letting my fingers trail across the rough spines of almost every book.

I ended up buying a dozen books that day and almost giving my dad a heart attack in the process! Let's just say he was happy he didn't leave me alone with his credit card!

In the summer of 2014, I experienced something every girl went through: a period where we wanted adventure. Something new in our lives. For me, my days only consisted of school, my workout activities, and a little bit of time to myself in the evening. I thought that it was time for something new.

That new thing came in the form of a book blog called Sassy & Dangerous. I decided to create a blog because my family had always told me I was good with words, either with expressing my opinion or writing up a novel, so I thought, why not?

So many ideas were jumping around in my head about what to do first with my blog, what review to write up, how to design it... it was hard to even think straight.

Eventually, I calmed my thoughts down just enough to write up my first review, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and even though it wasn't a five star review and even though I disliked the book with a passion, I was proud of myself. Why? Because for the first time ever, I didn't feel nervous or shy. I didn't care if people disagreed with me; I was going to stick with what I believed in.

As the months flew by, I gained more confidence with myself. I spoke to more book bloggers, got in contact with tons of great authors and publishers, and even had one of my all time favorite authors on my blog!

I've learned a lot of things from reading and from blogging. I learned that having an opinion is important, I learned that not everyone is going to respect and agree with you, and I learned that it's okay to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile and try something new which, of course, led me to book blogging.

One thing I do know is that literature will always be an important part of my life. Being able to jump into a different world, forgetting reality for even the smallest second, and getting to know all these wonderful, empowering characters...it's literally a dream come true and I would never give it up.

I also know for a fact that I will be a strong, smart, and hopefully an inspiring woman because of what books have taught me. Being there for family or friends, being courageous and never letting fear or people bring you down, and most importantly...loyalty and kindness.




So, that's my story. What's yours? Let me know in the comments below if you also entered this wonderful campaign. I'd love to see your stories! 


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