Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Magnolia by Krisi Cook


Welcome to my tour stop for Magnolia by Kristi Cook! You can see my review here. Scroll on down for the book and author info, excerpt, and the fabulous giveaway!

MagnoliaMagnolia
YA Contemporary
Hardcover384 Pages
August 5th 2014 by Simon & Schuster

Summary

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.
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Review: Magnolia by Kristi Cook

MagnoliaMagnolia
YA Contemporary
Hardcover384 Pages
August 5th 2014 by Simon & Schuster

Summary

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.
    

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron


Welcome to my stop for this beautifully written book The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron. I have to say that I just love this cover and I think it fits the book so well! Scroll on down for my review and the giveaway, but first about the book...

The Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1)The Butterfly and the Violin
(Hidden Masterpiece #1)
by Kristy Cambron
Christian Historical/Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Paperback329 Pages
July 8th 2014 by Thomas Nelson

Summary

A mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz—and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.

Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl—a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.

In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover, the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul, who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together, Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron.

A darling of the Austrian aristocracy, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire.

As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: in the grim camps of Auschwitz and in the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.
   

Cover Reveal: Darkness Watching by Emma Adams

Darkness Watching
by Emma Adams
NA Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
September 1st 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
Cover Artist: Amy Chitulescu

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Reese's Cowboy Kiss by Kimberly Krey

A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.

Reese's Cowboy Kiss (Sweet Montana Bride Series #1)
Reese's Cowboy Kiss
(Sweet Montana Bride #1)
by Kimberly Krey

Adult Romance
Paperback, 307 Pages
May 13th 2014 by Candle House Publishing

Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.

Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.

With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

*While this book is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing and a few mild curse words.*
  

Weekly Update #73


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week. I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

There have been so many great books coming out and so many that I'm trying to read! This week is a little lighter in tours, which means I'll be focusing more on getting more read. :D Here's what to expect:

Stacking the Shelves #50


Welcome to Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I haven't posted an actual STS in a while. I've just been adding it to my Weekly Update. I missed a week or so though, so I have a larger amount and thought that they deserved their own post.

Review Briefs: INSPY 2014 Nominees for Suspense

These area all books that I judged for the INSPY awards in the suspense category (go vote for this year's releases!). It was fun to be a part of this and to discuss these books with two other judges whose opinions varied somewhat from mine. Here are my shortened reviews on what I thought...

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my stop for the Excerpt Tour for Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright! You can see my review of Bound by Prophecy here and Shifting Fate here. I really love this series and can't wait to find out what happens in this third book!!!

***Definitely also check out the author's giveaway here and the Facebook Release Party coming up this Tuesday here!***

Reign of Shadows
(Descendants #3)
By Melissa Wright
YA/NA Urban Fantasy
July 30th 2014

Brianna can see her future, but it’s the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choices—and the occasional stab wound—but this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.

Unable to bear the idea of losing the footing they've so recently gained, she turns the soldiers of the Seven. But with shadows hidden among the ranks, can she overcome the path they've set in place, or is she blindly following their lead?
  

Cover Reveal: Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Fire in the Woods
by Jennifer M. Eaton
YA SciFi
September 2014 by Month9Books, LLC.
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