Waiting on Wednesday: Siren's Fury by Mary Weber and Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

There are so many books I'm looking forward to reading this year! Here are two YA fantasy/urban fantasy books that I'm really excited to get my hands on coming out in June:
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Review: Starlight by Lisa Orchard

StarlightStarlight
(Starlight Chronicles #3)
by Lisa Orchard
YA Contemporary
Ebook, 150 Pages
February 17th 2015 by esKape Press

Summary

Everything is on track for seventeen-year-old Lark Singer and her band Starlight. They have a great shot at winning the competition that can launch their musical career. But when Lark discovers they will be competing against her old nemesis Duane McIntyre things really heat up. How far will Lark go to win, and what will it cost her in the end?

  
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SALE! Sweet Romance + Other Genres from Trifecta Books

There are a lot of options for some clean, sweet, and/or exciting YA and adult reads from the Trifecta Books Sale (there are even some MG titles). I grabbed several of these and there are some that I've read that I'd recommend as well. Here is my shorter list (check out the full list here):


Happy reading!
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Bargain Books from Amazon


Since I was at Amazon looking at the Trifecta Books on sale I decided to look at other bargain books. It's been a while. Here are some that I found:



Hope you find something you'd like to read!
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Blog Tour Grand Finale: Covering Home by Heidi McCahan

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

We're blitzing the GRAND FINALE for
Covering Home
By Heidi McCahan

We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Britt and Caleb and a peak into Covering Home. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now!
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Book Blitz Excerpt & Giveaway: Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock


I've enjoyed all of Karen's books and am planning on reading this one soon.
Scroll on down for an excerpt and giveaway...

Raising the Stakes
by Karen Rock
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback, Large Print, & ebook 196 pages
April 1st 2015 by Harlequin Enterprises


Hiding from the world… 

Tucking herself away in the Adirondack woods was supposed to keep Vivienne Harris safe. From dark memories of the Bronx, from danger, from entanglements. But when an orphaned bear cub raids her pantry and conservation officer Liam Walsh appears with news of poachers nearby, her private, peaceful world is turned upside down!

Suddenly two forces are drawing her out—Button, the cub who needs her help, and Liam, the man who's dead set against her rehabilitating the bear. If she can just win Liam's support, Vivie knows she can give Button a good life. And maybe find the courage to embrace a future with Liam…

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Review: The Trouble With Magic by Danyelle Leafty

The Trouble With Magic (The Secret Stepsister Society #2)The Trouble With Magic
(The Secret Stepsister Society #2)
by Danyelle Leafty
MG Fantasy, Fairy Tale
ebook, 169 Pages
January 2nd 2015 by Curious Leaf Press

Summary

Once upon a time, a young girl with too much magic on her hands turned her sister into a toad. On accident, of course.

Bettony is doing everything she can to turn her sister Cadmilla back into a person. Unfortunately, magic hasn’t been as much help as she thought it would be.

Instead of the fairy tale she’d hoped for, Bettony has had her hands full trying to de-toadify her sister, figure out her magic, and deal with the loss of her song.

That is, until she does the unthinkable and “borrows” her fairy godmother’s wand. Only for three nights—just long enough for her sister to attend the three royal balls that could be the answer to her future dreams and happiness.

After that, she’ll return the wand and confess her crime. In the meantime, though, she has a happily ever after to plan, a fairy godmother to avoid, and magical aid from an unexpected source.

And maybe, once this is all over, she’ll see about getting a wand of her own.

After all, how much trouble can a single wand cause? Bettony is about to find out . . .
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Release-Week Blitz with Excerpt & Giveaway: A Hope Remembered by Stacy Henrie


I really enjoyed reading Stacy Henrie's A Hope Remembered. 
You can see my review here and my reviews of the first two books in the series here
Scroll on down to read an excerpt from A Hope Remembered and enter a giveaway...


A Hope Remembered (Of Love and War, #3)A Hope Remembered
(Of Love and War #3)
by Stacy Henrie
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, 384 Pages
March 31st 2015 by Forever

Summary

AS THE WAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINS

Nora Lewis just wants an escape after losing her fiance in the Great War. When she inherits property in England, she boldly packs up and leaves America for a fresh start. But, if not for her dashing new neighbor, Colin Ashby, she'd be lost. Even as their friendship deepens, Nora knows a British aristocrat would never be free to love an American orphan, no matter how much the war has changed the world ...

After his brother's death in the war and his own experiences as a pilot at the front, Colin returns home broken, only to discover his family's estate is also in ruin. The pressure is now on him to save his home and the Ashbys' place in society with a well-bred match to a wealthy heiress. Too bad he finds more of a kindred spirit in Nora, the beautiful American next door. She, too, has faced the rigors of war and survived. Now the ex-soldier will have one more battle to fight--this time for love.
      
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Blog Tour Review: The Olive Tree by Christine Layton Graham, Joan Layton Merrell, and Carol Layton Ogden

Olive Tree blog tour

The Olive Tree: An Artistic AdaptationThe Olive Tree
An Artistic Adaptation
by Christine Layton Graham, Joan Layton Merrell, and Carol Layton Ogden
Christian, LDS Nonfiction
Hardcover, 36 Pages
March 10th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Savor a unique scriptural experience with this beautiful book that combines text adapted from Jacob 5 with stunning artwork and calligraphy. A gorgeous addition to any LDS home, it will enhance your understanding of the exquisite symbolism in this significant story.
  
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Reviews & Giveaway: Hope at Dawn & Hope Rising by Stacy Henrie

Hope at Dawn (Of Love and War, #1)Hope at Dawn
(Of Love and War #1)
by Stacy Henrie
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback, 384 Pages
June 24th 2014 by Forever

Summary

With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents' farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home—and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .

More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country's struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy—and dark secrets from the past—threaten their future, Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what's right . . . and one chance to fight for their love.
      
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Weekly Update #108


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.

I've been running a little behind, so some posts from last week didn't go up, which is so unlike me. My computer problems plus life just being busy finally caught up with me. This week I'm planning on catching back up. Here's what to expect:
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Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl by Leigh Statham



Welcome to my tour stop for this fabulous new YA Steampunk by a debut author, Leigh Statham!
Check out the book and author info, as well as my review and the giveaway below...

The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl
by Leigh Statham
YA Steampunk
Paperback, 297 Pages
March 17th 2015 by Month9Books

Summary

Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of: Money, designer dresses, suitors and a secure future. Except, she suspects her heart may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithie in the family’s steam forge. When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love. Only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure and restitution await her, if she can survive the voyage.

    Indigo Chapters
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