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    The Extras: Teasers #6

    There are so many amazing books out there – released or soon-to-be-released – that have certain passages that just captivate.

    Here are just a few of those that caught my attention in the past month.

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    I have five favorite passages in this book. One which is a total spoiler and is tied for my favorite. It is so hard not to reveal it right here and now because there is nothing I want to talk about more.

    The other one in the tie is slightly less revealing, but could potentially be seen as a spoiler. I may reveal parts of that in my defense of Tod when he goes up in the tournament against Archer Cross, but we’ll see.

    My third favorite passage I might just add to the teasers next month. That’s still TBD. So here is my fourth favorite. And no, I will not tell you who said it or who is being talked about.

    Anonymous – sorry, but this is a teaser after all:

    “He feels…addictive.” She hugged her own stomach, and her backpack swung to one side, but she didn’t seem to notice. “When he looks at you, you feel really, really good. Like an afterglow that’s not…after. You want things, and you know he can give them to you, and when he looks away, it feels like the spotlight left you to shine on someone else, and you’ll do anything to bring it back. To feel that heat.”

    (As this quote is from an ARC, when the finished book is released I will check it against that source for accuracy.)

    There are actually quite a few hot and steamy passages in this book. Some that would easily rate above a PG-13. But while they were some of my favorites, they didn’t tease me nearly as much as this one did.

    And although I read this book twice, and have thought about what exactly this passage might mean, I still have no idea. So, this is as much a teaser for me as it might be to those who haven’t yet read this book.

    King Lucifer to Luc:

    “I know what she is, and I’m going to have her, Lucifer. She was mine in the Beginning and she’ll be mine again. There’s nothing you can do to stop me.”

    It was fairly difficult to choose a teaser for this book. There were a few rather beautiful passages in this story and several entertaining ones, but I always tend to favor those about love.

    I wanted to include the entire interaction to give a complete picture – cutting it off short would have been too cruel. But in order not to give too much away, I decided to leave the name of the boy who kissed Violet a mystery.

    Violet and…(well now, to find out you’ll just have to read it) :

    He just stepped closer to me, right on my shadow, which had been the only thing between us. His eyes were angry and conflicted but his hands were gentle on my face, wrapping around the back of my neck. He pulled slightly and I stumbled forward. His mouth closed over mine, the kiss sending warmth shooting all the way from my belly down to my knees. His tongue was bold, sliding over mine as if I were strawberry ice cream. I felt devoured, delicious, decadent.

    He stopped abruptly, pulling back, his breath ragged.

    “I’m not good enough for you either.”

    I really thought about teasing some of the funnier lines in the story, and there are so many humorous and twisted passages. Those passages, and they were many, were my favorites.

    But as they really need to be discovered in context with the rest of the story, and would also spoil some of the enjoyment in reading this book if I revealed them here, I decided on one that gives just a little insight into Jana’s thoughts about Michael.

    In her eyes, he really was her one true love, her soul mate, her Romeo.

    Jana’s thoughts about Michael:

    She thought of the times she’d danced with Michael. When they danced, they became one person. They gave themselves to each other. Just like when they kissed. His lips were hers. Her lips were his. When she and Michael kissed, they owned each other, but not themselves. Two people becoming one person was the way Jana had always imagined true love.

    I know I already included a short quote with my review, but there were a number of passages that I loved in this book. So, as this is the teaser post, I thought I’d include a longer one here.

    It’s still not my favorite quote, as that one is filled with much innuendo and is definitely above the PG-13 rating I’m trying to keep here on the blog, so sadly (or not so sadly) that one can only be discovered by reading the book for yourself.

    Wolfe to Rogan:

    He cocked his eyebrow. “At first I thought imposed isolation would make you miss me-“

    “Why you arro-“

    “-But then I realised that it’s being near me you can’t resist. And there are only so many kisses you’ll take before you give in to me completely, Rogan.”

    I already included one of my favorite passages in my review, but there were a few more gems in this book. Sin was such a sarcastic main character and couldn’t help some of the hilarious things she said, so I almost included one of her best lines as the teaser.

    But, as is to be expected, I decided instead to include something much more swoon-worthy.

    Cynthia and…if you can even believe it…Alan:

    He was gorgeous by moonlight, hair and skin turned a hazy golden color, his eyes starlit-night blue and so sweet, so deep, pools you could drop your heart into and lose it forever.

    “Cynthia,” he murmured, fingers still brushing her cheek, making her shiver. “I’m not lying.”

    I included my very favorite passage in my review, but this one is also so completely awesome. It is from the same scene as the one I chose before, which goes on for a few pages and has so many amazing passages.

    This scene alone, which is just about mid-way through the book, makes this story worth a read.

    Amelia and Joshua:

    …We leaned into each other and pressed our lips together.

    The kiss crashed over me, wave upon wave of fire. The ache exploded across my chest like an atom bomb, incinerating everything in its path. I let it burn me; I let it consume me.

    Almost every single passage in this story had such a beautiful flow. I included the one I thought was the most powerful – and didn’t contain any spoilers – in my review.

    This was another passage that I thought was absolutely amazing, but I’ve only included a portion – enough to tease but not reveal too much.

    Chloe’s thoughts:

    They forgot who she was:

    Something fantastic we could never explain. Someone better and bolder than every one of us. Someone to paint murals and build bridges for. Someone worth every ounce of our love.

    Someone powerful, but in the end not powerful enough.

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    Last month I decided not to post a teaser from If I Die by Rachel Vincent. But as Tod just won his first match (but hopefully not his last) in the YA Crush Tourney, I thought I’d post a small teaser here. I’ll save the slightly bigger one until either my next match in the tourney or next month’s teasers post.

    And although I read and reviewed Supernaturally, I completely forgot to write down my favorite passages and have since given away both copies of the book. So any teasers I have for it will have to be included in the post next month. Sorry!

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    Review: Haunting Violet

    Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey was released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

    Published by Walker Children’s Books, a division of Bloomsbury, the print edition is  352 pages.

    Goodreads description:

    Violet Willoughby doesn’t believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother’s elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.

    Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother’s scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she’s known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

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    Rowena Wentworth didn’t drown. She was murdered. And until her killer is revealed and admits their guilt, her spirit will not rest. And as a restless spirit she is angry and she fears for her sister Tabitha’s safety. She wants justice.

    So when she sees someone who possesses the gift of sight, she is determined to make them solve her murder and she will not leave them alone until they do.

    Violet Willoughby never wanted to follow in her mother Celeste’s footsteps – someone who claimed to have the ability to connect with the spirit world. But she knew her mother was a fraud, that she only sought the profit and attention that being a medium afforded. She was well aware of all her mother’s tricks. And she knew that spirits didn’t really exist.

    But when her mother is invited to Rosefield by Lord Jasper to perform a séance, Violet quickly learns just how wrong she’s been. That there really are such things as spirits. That she can see them. And that if she doesn’t figure out who Rowena’s killer is, she might never be left alone.

    Because a sixteen-year-old girl with psychic abilities is no match for an angry spirit dead-set on finding her executioner.

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    Haunting Violet is a bewitching and utterly delightful murder mystery with a twist set in the Victorian Era. It is a clever, fun and incredibly entertaining story that will keep readers guessing as to the identity of the killer and why they committed this crime.

    The story has all the right elements to make up the perfect murder mystery. There are a number of characters who are behaving suspiciously, with hidden motives and many secrets they do not want revealed. There is a reluctant but capable “detective” and a charming and lovable “sidekick.” And it has an ideal setting – a large manor in the English countryside where the guilty party can easily remain hidden amongst the crowds.

    But there is more to Haunting Violet than just a mystery. A whole new dimension is added to the story with the supernatural element and Violet’s ability to communicate with Rowena and other pleasant and not so pleasant spirits.

    Violet and Elizabeth make a charming crime-solving duo. And with a love story developing in the background, Haunting Violet is an extremely engaging book.

    Alyxandra Harvey’s ability to craft an enchanting story extends beyond the realm of the vampire in Haunting Violet, her novel that is part mystery, part ghost story and part love story. And she has created a group of characters that are incredibly entertaining and simply delightful to get to know.

    Haunting Violet is not only a must read for fans of historical young adult fiction or supernatural murder mysteries, but for readers who enjoy a captivating, well-written story told from the main character’s perspective who is a very likable albeit reluctant heroine.

    Reviewer gives this book [rating=5]

    On a personal note:

    When I read the description for Haunting Violet I had no idea that it took place in Victorian England. It was revealed rather quickly, however, when I opened the book and saw “1865” on the first page.

    Victorian Era and historical fiction are not genres that I typically seek out or enjoy, but I’ve been a huge fan of the author’s Drake chronicles since the very first book. Plus, the idea of a ghostly murder mystery sounded like it would be quite entertaining. So, I decided to give it a chance.

    And I’m so glad I did. I absolutely loved this book. Author Alyxandra Harvey’s writing was just as captivating as it was in her other books. Even more so. She really brought the story and characters to life and this story was much more richly developed than her vampire series, perhaps because it is a murder mystery.

    Violet is utterly adorable. She is a slightly modern girl stuck in this stuffy and rather boring era of corsets and manners and etiquette. She has a mind of her own, and even though she appears somewhat to fit in with polite society she is much less constrained by their rules. How boring can she be when her mother is a fraudulent medium who has Violet participating in her deceptive schemes?

    That Rowena Wentworth is one pain in the backside spirit. But I suppose I wouldn’t be too thrilled if I was murdered and no one knew it. It was fun to try and figure out “whodunit.” I took my guess pretty early on and was glad I was not wrong. But there were a number of suspicious characters that were great contenders to be the murderer, which kept me engrossed until the puzzle was solved.

    Elizabeth is probably my favorite character. She is so nice and sweet and funny. And she is just so incredibly enthusiastic, quick to forgive, always ready to sneak a sweet treat and always manages to find a handsome boy to swoon over.

    She and Violet made the perfect duo to try and solve the mystery behind Rowena’s death.

    And then there is the love story. It is definitely worthy of a few sighs. It is ever so gently woven into the story, not taking anything away from the main focus which is the murder mystery. In fact, it adds to the story and makes Violet even more likable because of it.

    I’m so happy that I did not judge this book by its genre. The story was incredibly engaging, Violet and Elizabeth were absolutely endearing, the supernatural element made the story both chilling and exciting and the love story was the icing on the cake.

    I have no idea if this will be a series, but I would be completely thrilled to find out that there are more books planned for Violet, Elizabeth, Colin and Lord Jasper. With all the spirits wandering around Rosefield and all of London, there are bound to be a few more mysteries for Violet to solve.

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    To download an excerpt of the first chapter from the publisher, CLICK HERE.

    Book trailer for Haunting Violet:

    Author Alyxandra Harvey discusses Haunting Violet:

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    This review is based on an ARC of the UK edition I won in a contest on the publisher’s Facebook page.

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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #25

    Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

    These are books for the week of June 21st-June 27th that I have pre-ordered.

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    A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available for pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

    Published by Balzer + Bray, the print edition is 272 pages.

    I was not able to get my hands on an early copy of this book, so my first peek will be when my eBook downloads on Monday at Midnight, but from the description this is a book I can’t wait to read. Battling destiny and fighting to stay with the ones you love sounds like the kind of book I will immediately connect with.

    Even though I haven’t read any reviews, there was a ton of buzz about this book over the past few months and all of it has been amazing. Being one of the Forgotten does not sound like an easy destiny to live up to for Charlotte and I hope there is a happy ending for her in this book. And I really want to read this in the next week or two so I can find out.

    Book trailer for A Need So Beautiful:

    Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens, the print edition is 320 pages.

    Vicious Little Darlings is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

    Even though I have an early copy of this book, I can’t wait for the eBook to download. As I won’t have read this book by release date I’m not sure whether I’ll read the final version or the ARC, but it is on my pile this week.

    The title of this book is what hooked me. It kind of says it all. I just wish I had the chance to read it sooner. But I’m dying to find out just what bad things Sarah’s new roommates are up to that make things turn deadly.

    Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

    Published by Hyperion, the print edition is 288 pages.

    I have loved this cover since the moment I saw it. It’s gorgeous. And I love the author’s young adult series so I can’t wait until I get my copy of her debut adult novel. I lost an auction bid to win an early copy of this book so I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for a chance to read it.

    I had a chance to meet one of the characters in the author’s novella, Bloody Valentine, and I’m excited to learn more about her and the other witches. The description also promises a few cameos from some of the characters from Blue Bloods and I can’t wait to see who appears in this story.

    It also says there will be a battle of good and evil, which sounds sort of epic, so I can’t wait to see which side wins in the end.

    Book trailer for Witches of East End:

    Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is available online in both formats for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Walker Childrens, the print edition is 352 pages.

    I have an early copy of Haunting Violet, but it’s the UK edition. I’m not sure if there are any differences between that version and the one for the U.S. but I’m looking forward to receiving the finished copy to find out. I’ve actually read most of the ARC already, but I had pre-ordered this book long ago and want the final version for my collection.

    The one thing I didn’t know until the moment I started reading it on Saturday was that it does not take place in the present. I had no idea from the description on the back cover or on Goodreads that it took place in Victorian England.

    I thought the description sounded like a great read – a girl who doesn’t believe in ghosts, whose mother is a fraudulent medium, is suddenly being haunted by them. But I was a bit wary once I heard it wasn’t a modern story.

    I’m not a huge fan of Victorian novels, but so far it has been a delightful read and is making me rethink my stance on Victorian novels. It is not stuffy or boring at all! And the characters are just as entertaining as those in the author’s Drake Chronicles.

    Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in paperback format and on July 1, 2011 in eBook format. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

    Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 352 pages.

    Spellbound is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

    I have an eARC of Spellbound and I plan on reading it this week, but I knew from the moment I read the description that I’d want to own this, so I pre-ordered a finished copy of the eBook. (Of course that won’t be available until July 1st, so I’ll be reading the eARC, because I do not want to have to wait.)

    I love the fact that this book takes place in New York City set among the snooty Upper East Side prep school kids. I’ve read quite a few books where they just get it wrong, and I can’t wait to see how the author creates her world.

    I’m curious as to why Emma is so fixated on Brendan Salinger, aside from his looks and money. And I’m dying to find out why the street lights are going out when she walks by. (This is an odd phenomenon that used to happen to me in NYC all the time, so I can’t wait to find out why it’s happening to Emma.)

    And I always love stories that involve past lives. They’re just so cool, which makes me even more excited to read this author’s debut novel.

    Dead Rules by Randy Russell will be released in the U.S. on June 21, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 384 pages.

    Dead Rules is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

    Okay, I can’t wait to get the finished copy of this book. I have this on pre-order in eBook format, but I think I’ll also be picking up a finished print copy for my collection just because I love this cover. I’ve already have the ARC which I devoured in one sitting on Friday, but I will be passing that on to another blogger as I never keep ARCs.

    I think it is such a fabulous idea to give rules out to the dead. And Jana is one character that does not like to play by the rules, so that makes this story even more entertaining.

    But there is just so much to like about Dead School, even with its rules, especially yummy Mars Dreamcote. And I’ve never read a story with a dead girl who is nearly as determined as Jana.

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    This week I have six books on pre-order. My wallet is super happy, though my TBR pile isn’t – I read only one of the books. And next week will be so much worse. I am really, really hoping that my vacation days will allow me to get caught up on some of those must reads!

    As always, I would love to hear what you’re hoping to add to your collection this week!

    And if you have any great suggestions of “must read” books to buy that are releasing this week, please let me know!

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    My Reading Pile #14

    My intake of printed books has been much smaller this week – yay! But next week I’m expecting fifteen or more books…soooo not good for the pile. And I may have books sitting in the storage room in my building, but they left early, holding my books hostage. So I won’t get them until Saturday afternoon or on Monday, long after this post goes up.

    Instead of holding off this post for a day just to get a picture of a few books, I thought I’d post this lovely picture of books (and a few swaggy things) that I got this week. Starcrossed and Sleight are both signed. And I love the Starcrossed swag! Will definitely have to give some of that away.

    Fortunately only one of those books are unread, so it doesn’t add too much to my actual reading pile. And I’ll most likely be giving this copy of Passion away as I shall be getting a signed copy from the awesome Amy of Lady Reader’s Bookstuff. Anyway…

    Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

    (June 19-June 25, 2011)

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    Dead Rules by Randy Russell was on top of the pile for this week, but due to the early demise of my eReaders I actually started it prior to this post. And I’ll probably be finished with it before this post goes live.

    I have an ARC of the book from a trade, but apparently I have another one coming to me from another trade at some point in the near-ish future… Yep, another accidental duplicate trade. But I’m glad I got at least one of the copies early so I could read it before release.

    I already spotlighted Dead Rules for my Book Watch post. So again, less rambling. But this book is so much more than just its cover. It is creepy and so funny and a super quick read. And I don’t think I’d ever want a reality that involved dying and having to go back to school, even if the kids at Dead School are rather unique and at least one Slider is major eye-candy.

    Next up is Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. I received an ARC of Haunting Violet from a contest the publisher had on their Facebook page. It’s the UK edition, so I’ll be reading it this weekend and hopefully have my review up on release date.

    I love the author’s Drake Chronicles and can’t wait to read her book about ghosts. I’m really starting to love young adult books that have a ghost or two as major characters in the story. They’re not usually the completely creepy, evil kind of ghosts, more the pesky, annoying kind, so it makes these books pretty entertaining reads, rather than spooky ones.

    From the description, Violet sounds like a rather reluctant believer and I am curious to see how she manages to handle her ghostly problem and keep this ability secret from her family.

    And this cover is so pretty!

    Last up is Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer. I received an ARC of this book through a trade. I just loved the title and the premise and knew I had to grab an early copy of the book.

    It sounds really dark, devious and deadly. It’s one of those stories where everything starts out happy and perfect and fun. Then things kind of head in a downward spiral pretty quickly as the main character, Sarah, starts to discover that things are really, really wrong with her friends Maddy and Agnes.

    I cannot wait to find out just how wrong they are and whether or not Sarah will be able to get away before it’s too late.

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    I’m seriously behind on my last two reading piles. As I mentioned above, due to the early retirement of my Kindle and Nook I’ve had to turn to my printed books and hold off reading any of my eBooks.

    I’ve only added three books to the pile this week so that I could finish reading Slumber by Samantha Young once I have my replacement Kindle up and running with all my eARCs.

    Wishful Thinking reads:

    I have three books that I really want to read this week – A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young, Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz and Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz. But as there are so many books ahead on the pile I have to keep them on the Wishful Thinking reads list. But I will be reading Spellbound next week if I can’t read it this week.

    And, next week my reading pile will be quite interesting, as I will be on vacation for awhile so I plan on catching up on some older reads, required reviews and just a few upcoming ARCs that are calling to me. My goal is to read at least seven books during my vacation, but we’ll see how well that goes. Plans and me are like oil and water.

    Those left behind:

    From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender was left behind due to my Kindle crash and burn as was Passion by Lauren Kate. I hope to read both of them this week or next week as they are two books that I have been dying to read and I don’t want them to sink into my deep, dark and murky TBR pile.

    As always I am ever hopeful.

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    Do you create a reading pile?

    If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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    The Trailers: June

    They’re back! For those times when you just need a short break from reading. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are a few amazing book trailers for just some of the upcoming books releasing this June.

    I included a couple trailers from May 31st as the May trailers came out so late and I just wanted to make sure that they weren’t missed.

    I hope that trailers will be made for some amazing June releases, just a few of which are – Hourglass, The Revenant, and Trial by Fire.

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    Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

    Release date: May 31, 2011

    (HarperTeen)

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    The Ivy: Secrets by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

    Release date: May 31, 2011

    (HarperTeen) – Not a trailer. The authors talk about the series

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    The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

    Release date: June 1, 2011

    (Scholastic Teens)

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    Hereafter by Tara Hudson

    Release date: June 7, 2011

    (HarperTeen)

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    Passion by Lauren Kate

    Release date: June 14, 2011

    (Kids at Randomhouse) – I had this in May, but it’s here for comparison with the Australian version

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    Passion by Lauren Kate

    Release date: June 14, 2011

    (Randomhouse Australia) – The official trailer for the Australian release of Passion

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    A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

    Release date: June 21, 2011

    (HarperTeen)

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    Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

    Release date: June 21, 2011

    (Bloomsbury Kids)

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    Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

    Release date: June 30, 2011

    (Dawn Metcalf)

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    We hope you enjoyed the lovely distractions. Stay tuned…we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled programming later today.

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    Quickie ARC Giveaway: Haunting Violet

    The Haunting Violet ARC giveaway is now closed.

    I will be printing names to draw from a hat shortly and will post the winner’s name here. The winner will also be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond with their details. If they do not respond within 24 hours another name will be chosen.

    The winner is….

    Alexis has been notified by email. As I’m trying to get this one out asap I’ve picked a backup name, so if I don’t hear back within 24 hours I will be sending it to them instead.

    Thank you everyone for entering the giveaway. I will have more ARCs that I will be passing along soon, so feel free to check back.

    I never keep an ARC unless it’s signed to me and believe they should be read and reviewed as many times as possible to spread the word for the author.

    Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey  will be released on June 21, 2011 in the U.S.

    I received this ARC from a trade, and I actually have a second ARC of this coming from another trade at some point in the next month or so. Can you tell I wanted this book really, really badly? I love the author’s Drake Chronicles so was ecstatic to get a copy… or two.

    But, I recently entered and apparently won another copy of this amazing book in a contest held by the publisher, Bloomsbury and received it in the mail this weekend. (I didn’t find out I won until after I had traded for this book. I’m not that much of an ARC collector.) I will be reading and reviewing based on that copy, which is the UK edition ARC.

    Although this is perhaps a different version of the book than I will be reading, I don’t feel that it is right to hang onto it just because. So, I would like to give this away to another blogger/reviewer so that they, too, can help spread the word about this book.

    The copy I received was part of a blog tour so it’s not in pristine condition. There is at least one page that has been folded down, the edges are roughed up, and there are some marks/stains on the page edges. So, if you’re simply looking to keep a pristine copy of the book, this isn’t that copy. But if you’re just looking to do an early review of a possibly great new book, then please enter the giveaway.

    Here’s a photo where you can see some wear and tear.

    So as with my other ARC giveaway, to honor the spirit and purpose of the ARC, this one is only for readers who will be willing to review it. You don’t need a blog. Goodreads or LibraryThing or other review site will be fine. Unfortunately, due to time constraints I have to restrict it to the U.S. or Canada so that it can be read and reviewed on or before release date.

    The deets:

    1. One entry per person.

    2. You must be 13 or older.

    3. Giveaway is for the U.S. or Canada only.

    4. You agree to review the book on or before release date. (I will be checking – and maybe discovering a really cool new blog. If you don’t post a review, you will no longer be eligible for future ARC giveaways.)

    5. You must have a blog or a place where you will post your review, such as Goodreads, LibraryThing, etc.

    6. Your review does not have to be positive. It just needs to be an honest one. And if you are on Goodreads, please add the book to your “to read” list.

    7. Contest ends at midnight. Winner will be announced on May 11th.

    There is no requirement to like or follow. But if you’d like to spread the word to other reviewers who might be interested that would be awesome!

    To find out more about the book, check it out on Goodreads, HERE.

    UPDATE: I will be drawing names from a hat. Forgot to mention it!

    To enter, fill out the form below:

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