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Giveaway + ARC Review:
The Murmurings by Carly Anne West

I'm happily apart of the blog tour for The Murmurings by Carly Anne West hosted by Shane@ItchingForBooks and Carly Anne West! I actually had just finished reading my copy from Goodreads when I saw there was a tour happening, like a happy coincidence, and Shane was nice enough to let me join

The Murmurings

by Carly Anne West
Format: Paperback, 373 pages
Source: ARC copy from Goodreads First Reads Giveaway
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Simon Pulse
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, horror, thriller, mystery,
My Rating: 
3 of 5 stars false (3 Stars)
Recommend: Yes, for a darker YA read. I didn’t find it scary or horrifying though.
Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble
A teen girl starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this creepy, suspenseful novel.

 Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not….

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Book Blast + Giveaway:
Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan

Brooke Banks | 10:00 PM | | | | Please comment!

Fields of Elysium 

by A.B. Whelan
Paperback, 420 pages
Published: December 12th 2012 by InMotion Capitol
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble
How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.
Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful, romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.

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Teaser Tuesday #1: White Horse by Alex Adams

Brooke Banks | 11:22 AM | | 4 Comments
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
The Rules:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

I'm currently reading:

White Horse (White Horse #1) 

Someone speaks. "Why aren't you dead?" A voice with all the softness of a sack filled with nails and broken glass. "Tell me," he rasps. The rope tightens and burns. "Why aren't you dead yet?"

------------------pg. 51

The Blurb:
Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the President of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone in a shockingly changed world, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption. Along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are not defined by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. White Horse offers hope for a broken world, where love can lead to the most unexpected places.

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Guest Post + Giveaway:
Don't Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto

I am super glad to be a part of the SupaGurl Book Tours for Don't Fear the Reaper by Michelle Muto. This is one author who I have every book on my TBR list and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to feature her dark book, since I'm a fan of the darker shades of fiction (especially fantasy). There's even a guest post here from Michelle herself that fits perfectly with this theme. Now on to the good stuff...

Description: Haunted by memories of her murdered twin, Keely Morrison is convinced suicide is her only ticket to eternal peace.

But in death, she discovers the afterlife is nothing like she expected. Instead of peaceful oblivion or a joyful reunion with her sister, Keely is trapped in a netherworld on Earth with only a bounty-hunting reaper and a sarcastic demon to show her the ropes.
When the demon offers Keely her ultimate temptation--revenge on her sister's killer--she must determine who she can trust. Because, as Keely soon learns, the reaper and demon have been keeping secrets and she fears the worst is true--
that her every decision changes how, and with whom, she spends eternity.

Where to buy:  ♦ Amazon USAmazon UK  ♦ Barnes & NobleiTunesSmashwords

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway:
Ghost Light by E.J. Stevens

 I'm proud to present to you today the cover reveal for Ghost Light, which is the sequel to this book:

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1)

Paperback, 240 pages
Published: July 24th 2012 by Sacred Oaks Press 
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy,
Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets
unseen by humans…except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.

Some things are best left unseen...

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills--most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client--until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...

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Giveaway + Promo:
Mayhem Erotica Publishing Offical Launch Party

Brooke Banks | 3:00 AM | | | | Please comment!

I may read a lot of young adult fiction but I'm an adult and do read adult books. I even sometimes enjoy an erotic novel, though I don't do reviews for those because that's just really awkward for me. Anyways, I'm pleased to present an awesome opportunity for those interested. You do have to 18+ to enter the giveaways and there's nothing more extreme below than what you'll see on book covers.

Enter at your own risk. ;)

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Giveaway + Review + Guest Post: The Fox's Mask by Anna Frost

The Fox's Mask (Kitsune Trilogy #1)

Format: ebook, 260 pages
Published: December 2012 by Musa Publishing (first published October 19th 2012) 
Source: free review copy from the author
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, GLBT
My Rating: 5 Bats ~ Amazing.
Recommend: Absolutely
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleMusa Publishing 
Demon hunter Akakiba keeps many secrets from his human companion. The fact he's a werefox isn't the worst one.

In feudal Japan, magic is dying. As a demon hunter, Akakiba finds this problematic. The evil he's been trained to destroy is disappearing and, along with it, the shape-shifting abilities of the clan he left behind. With his only companion, a determined young human named Yuki, Akakiba traverses the country slaying demons and  performing odd jobs.

But when an army of demon possessed humans masses to exterminate his clan, Akakiba must put aside old feuds and protect his family–all while hiding an important secret from Yuki. Will they find a way to defeat the demon possessed before it's too late? With magic dwindling, will it matter either way?
  The Fox's Quest (Book Two of The Kitsune Trilogy) will be out March 1st, 2013! I will SO be reading this one as well.

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Giveway + Excerpt + Review: Terra by Gretchen Powell

Format: ebook, 286 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by Hopewell Media
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Romance
Links: Amazon  ♦ Barns & Noble

A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.

The first book in debut author Gretchen Powell's anticipated Terrestrials series, Terra catapults you through a story filled with blood-pumping action, intrigue, and surprising twists that will both wrench and warm your heart. As the hidden truths of this world unfold, new dangers that loom on the horizon are sure to leave you waiting breathlessly for the sequel.

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Destiny & Destiny Unveiled by Laura Deluca

Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabriella and Darron at odds. 
There is more to the story than Gabriella and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabriella and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.
Available on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.  

Destiny Unveiled
Gabriella and Darron thought their magickal battle was over when they defeated the evil warlock, Richard. When her Aunt Donna seeks Gabriella's help in rescuing her catatonic daughter from the Dark Coven, Gabriella discovers that her cousin holds a power within her that would be catastrophic in the hands of the evil witches. Gabriella's coven sets out on a journey that may be their last. Along the way, they meet new allies, face devastating treachery, and battle not only the Dark Coven, but the darkness within themselves. When Gabriella finally comes face to face with the cousin she never knew existed, her true destiny is unveiled, and the fate of the mortal world is in her hands.
 Available on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble

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Around the Blogosphere: Live To Read: 100+ Book Giveaway Month!

Brooke Banks | 8:30 AM | Please comment!
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Live To Read: 100+ Book Giveaway Month!: That's right! 100+ books up for grabs. Krystal and Rachel  have been saving up books for this special occasion. Both of them are giving away 50 books to two winners and every day this month there will be a special guest author giving away signed books. In total everyone receives 70 chances to win! Every day they will be updating this post so you can click on different authors if you missed someone.

Go check it out & Good luck! You'll be competing with me for every prize but it's a friendly competition. =)

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