Shelve it Saturday ( I got a little click happy!)

I got a little carried away yesterday I just saw free and I couldn't stow my twitchy one click finger (Haha! FSOG reference) Today is the first Shelve it Saturday that I actually added a lot to my "shelves." There were so many free books yesterday that I just went off and kept clicking, some others I got off review sites!

My Kindle Finds from Black Friday: (All were free except for Hopeless which was 0.99cents, and The Secret of Ella and Micheal which was 0.49 cents)

Review copies either Edelweiss or Netgalley:

Did you pick up anything yesterday? I couldn't shop so I stuck to one clicking. Anybody score anything good?

Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon Quick Book Review~

Shadow of The Mark (Carrier #2) by Leigh Fallon 
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published Date: July 9th, 2013
eBook, 320 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Magic

Leigh Fallon’s Shadow of the Mark, the sequel to Carrier of the Mark, is a captivating love story set against the lush backdrop of Ireland.
Megan knew she was destined to be with Adam from the first moment she saw him and now they are determined to be together. But Megan and Adam are Marked Ones, and a romance between two Marked Ones is strictly forbidden…and could cause worldwide devastation.
Leigh Fallon’s Shadow of the Mark is a great choice for readers who love Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush.

Quick Review+Rating
4 out of 5 stars~
This book picks right off where the carrier of the mark ends. Its substantially better than the first as we're taken further into the back story. It allowed me to better understand the characters and the story behind their powers. There was quite a bit more action and suspense in the second book. There were a lot of chapters that held unexpected surprises which made reading it more exciting. The characters had some juvenile moments but it was to be expected. The world building was also better than the first, you get more back story. I'm intrigued by the twist at the end. There is so much at stake. I'm excited to see where the author takes the story in the last book.

Check out the section below for info on the first book ------------>

Carrier of The Mark (Carrier #1) by Leigh Fallon

Their love was meant to be.
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.

But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

Jumping Ship by Janice G. Ross Book Review

Jumping Ship by Janice G. Ross (A prerelease novella to Island Hopping)
Published Date: August 16th, 2013
Genre: Historical Fiction, Carribean

The year was nineteen seventy-five. Pregnant seamstress, Petrina Dugal, became a runaway at the age of twenty-six. She ran away from a brutish husband, Roger, and a well-loved South American home in Georgetown, Guyana; at the heart of her rebellion – an enigmatic lover named Michael Chen. Pet and Mikey, as they became affectionately known, allowed love to blossom in front of her police officer husband and an intrusive community. Were they not aware of the dangers? Or did the pursuit of love trump obligations?

Pet and Mikey’s journey to their new life took them through a multitude of the Caribbean’s treasure trove of islands – Antigua, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and Saint Lucia. More than a month later their voyage landed them at JFK airport, in New York USA. And they disappeared, as though their existence was a myth. During this time, barren couple, Pearl and Edward Riley stumbled upon a newborn baby girl. Her cries could only be heard by a true mother, which Pearl immediately became. Bundled up with their new child, they discovered a parcel of artifacts and a scribbled note that read: Sakkara.

Sakkara Riley grew up with two loving parents – adoptive parents to be exact. She never knew the circumstances surrounding her discovery, until the age of sixteen. The personal artifacts that were handed over had haunted her from that point on. After eight more years, including much research and probing, she was given the opportunity to begin her journey of self-discovery. 

“Jumping Ship” provides the introduction to Sakkara’s attempts to commune with her true heritage.

Review +Rating
4 out of 5 stars

Jumping Ship is a entry into stories that mix culture, love, life, and discovery. There is a marriage of cultures and lifestyles that weave a tale of adultery, new beginnings and most of all love. The characters carry an ethnic essence that is written so realistically throughout the short novel, with the use of native food and language. I always enjoy when a story has that realness and diversity. The author has a firm grip on life in the Carribean and its obvious in her writing.

The story centers around many characters but they're weaved together in a way that they all connect and it doesn't take away from the fluidity of the story. For a short novel I was completely entranced in the journey and thirsting for more. This author is someone to watch and I look forward to the continuation of Sakkara's journey. I can only imagine that it gets better with each step. For a starter (intro) novel it does its job and then some.

My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy, #2) by Tellulah Darling Book Highlight

Title: My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling
Genre: Young Adult
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy, #2

Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break.

Yeah, right.

With Zeus stepping things up, it’s vital that Sophie retrieve Persephone’s memories and discover the location of the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades. So when Aphrodite strikes a deal that can unlock Sophie’s pre-mortal past, what choice does the teen goddess have but to accept?

The mission: stop media mogul Hermes from turning Bethany into a global mega-celebrity. The catch? Aphrodite partners Sophie and Kai to work together … and treat this suicide mission as a date. Which could work out for Sophie’s plan to force Kai to admit his feelings for her–if she doesn’t kill him first.

Add to that the fact that BFF Theo’s love life and other BFF Hannah’s actual life are in Sophie’s hands, and suddenly being a teenager—even a godlike one—seems a bit like … well, hell. Whatever happened to dinner and a movie?

The YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology fireworks continue to fly in My Date From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book two of this teen fantasy romance series. Breaking up is easy; dating is deadly.

Aphrodite pointed her gun at me again, kind of casually. “Your problem is you’re too hung up on the past. You gotta move forward with yer life.”
I heard Hannah give a smothered laugh.
“You got this cutie pie in love with ya, and instead of enjoying his company, all you do is whine.” With a quick flick, Aphrodite opened the cylinder to reload.
“He’s not in love,” I said.
She peered at Kai. “Whattya talkin’ about? Sure he is. Everyone knows Kyrillos loves Persephone.”
       “I’m Sophie,” I ground out.
She waved the gun around. “Ya ya. That too.”
That too? I took a deep breath, folded my fingers over my palms and looked slightly to the left of her in case I accidentally started blasting. Didn’t want to go down in history as the girl who killed the Goddess of Love.
“Nope. It’s just desire,” I said with faked calm. “Kai is so resistant to the idea of being in love with me that your arrows don’t work. Besides which, when he actually does fall so hard for me that he doesn’t know which way is up, I want him to know he chose that of his own free will. That he chose me.” I threw him a sweet smile.
“Chose you?” Kai got this look of “have we had this conversation before?” on his face. My smile got tight.
Aphrodite scooped up a saclike pink purse laying on the ground. She rooted around in it. “Desire is part of romantic love, silly,” she said to me.
She pulled out a handful of bullets and dumped them in Festos’ hurriedly outstretched hands before turning back to Kai. She gestured with the still-open chambered revolver toward him. “Your body knows what’s what. Stop fighting it.”
Kai glowered at her.
She laughed it off, reloading. “And you,” Aphrodite said to me, as she plucked more bullets from Festos’ hand to load into the chamber. “Yer just as bad with your own issues.”
She couldn’t know about my insecurities around Persephone could she? Aphrodite narrowed her eyes at me.
I gulped.
Aphrodite shot me a look of disgust and popped the final bullets into the chambers. She gestured at each of us in turn with one pink, sparkly manicured finger. “I’m gonna start gettin’ real mad about how youse is all dealin’ with love.”
“There’s a whole bunch of drags around here where love is concerned,” Festos agreed.
“Thanks so much for inviting him along,” Theo said to me.
I grimaced an apology at Theo, then shot back at Festos, “Seems there’s a whole bunch of dogs here, too.” I looked between him and Kai.
“Oh don’t forget Pierce,” Festos replied cheerfully. “He’s a total mimbo.” “He is not,” Hannah defended. “He’s pure love.”
Aphrodite threw her a fond smile. “I like you, girlie.” “Love in name, hormones in game,” Theo countered. “Look at us all in agreement,” Festos replied.
“No, because you’re talking about lust,” I protested.
“Lust is pretty good too,” Aphrodite said, “but it ain’t nothin’ like the real thing.” She clicked the cylinder into place and looked at me. “We got a deal? You’ll get Jack to kill the campaign?”
“You’ll undo the love thing?” I asked.
“Nope. You could do with a little love in your life. Kyrillos is obviously brimming with love for ya now,” she ignored Kai’s snort, “so you’re gonna enjoy it.”
“Meaning what?” I asked.
“A date,” Kai piped up. “I’d say I’m ready now.” He arched an eyebrow as if to say “ball’s in your court.”
“I think it’s a great idea,” I slid my arm around his waist and pressed myself up against his side.
A look of surprise flashed across his face. “Perfect.”
I could outdate him any place, any time. I brightened. This was going to be fun. The touching part wasn’t a downside either.
“The fate of the world does dee-pend on you loving each other,” Aphrodite said. “So, good. We’ll start with a date.”
“Still say it’s a euphemism,” Festos burst out. “And Kai doesn’t date.”
Kai snaked his arm around my waist before pressing his fingertips into my hip. “Never wanted to before. Sophie’s the exception.”
“The euphemistic exception?” Festos asked. “Shut up,” Kai and I fired at him in tandem.
Festos took it in stride, waggling his eyebrows cheerfully at Theo who pretended to look disapproving but totally wasn’t. Even Hannah didn’t bother to hide her smile.
“Only thing is,” I told Aphrodite, “I have to be back at school by Sunday morning. I have a meeting I can’t miss. So I’ll have to get this thing with Jack done quickly to have time for the date.”
“Going together to find Hermes is the date.” Aphrodite looked at me like I was an idiot. “You two need as much together time as possible.”
No way. I needed all my wits about me to handle Kai. Something that couldn’t happen if I had to track down Hermes at the same time. I tried a new tactic. “A date involves dinner and a movie. Something romantic. Finding Hermes hardly counts.”
She pinned me in her gaze. “Had so miny of them, Miz Expert? All a date is, is two people spendin’ time to deepen their attraction.”
“Or kill it,” Hannah piped up.
Aphrodite scrunched up her nose. “Huh?”
“There are far more first dates than second,” Hannah explained. “Which means that after spending time, those people realized they were not a match.”
“What she said,” I seconded.
Aphrodite narrowed her eyes at Hannah. “I don’t get ya. You talk like that but you’re so brim up with love.”
“I’m a confounding enigma,” Hannah replied cheerfully.
Aphrodite threw her hands up. “Enough’a this nonsense. You’ll go together to find Hermes. And you’ll be date-like doin’ it.”
That sounded like a threat.
“Almost like you planned it that way,” I said to Kai.
His smile grew wider as he gave my waist a squeeze. “Told you I get what I want. Feel free to let that sink in.”

Tellulah Darling


1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.
Geeks out over: cool tech.

Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

Emeralds and Pearls (Semi-Precious Series, #1) by C. Spencer-Upton Book Review

Emeralds and Pearls by C. Spencer-Upton
Published Date: October 11th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

I've spent seventeen years being a wallflower. Seventeen years, watching people live their lives, whilst mine stood still. I was happy for those years, nothing new happened because i never let it, every day was the same and predictable.

When my parents told me we were another state, I freaked.

I spent the first week, after the move, wishing i could move back. But then something changed, i became a someone, and to begin with i enjoyed it, but i soon learned, some things aren't always as they seem.

I have two lives now. Both of them are testing me, pushing me to my limits.

4 out of 5 stars
*copy provided by author in exchange for a honest review*
Let me start off by saying the blurb and book cover don't do this book justice. (Although it totally makes sense, once you read it.) This book is much more than the blurb and the cover, which is why it caught me by surprise the way it did. I definitely had a whole different scenario in mind. I thought it would be more of a Young Adult Contemporary novel its way more fantasy, science fiction than that. 

There is a nice pace to the beginning of the book. You kind of get the feeling that its more contemporary romance because there is such a heavy focus on Chelsea (our main character) and her development of romantic relationships, and how she's coming out of her shell and beaming a more confident outgoing person but then the unexpected happens. It changes the entire book, but in a good way. 

I have to admit that this change in plot brought something to the story I thought it would be lacking. I won't say what it is because that would be a major spoiler. This is like a pandora's box just when you think you've gotten tot he last box there's one more. It was very enjoyable to read once things really started kicking off. Although I would've liked the MC to be a little more brave with this new change. You'll have to read to find out. Also the ending was very unexpected. I'm quite surprised and pleased with the direction the author took. I think readers will definitely underestimate this book but once they've read will realize how much they love it. It's definitely worth checking out. It does not disappoint.

Black Friday "One-Click" Shop A Thon Cheapies and Freebies!

I've ate more thanksgiving food than I should have, and I had to sleep it off because I felt like a stuffed turkey myself lol. I don't know if any of you are like me but, I have NO money. This is the first year I'm not working in retail. My black friday is free but my pockets are empty! I'm sad. Sure there are worse things to go through or whatever but I LIKE to shop. What's so wrong with that?

Well if you're like me and you have no money (or very little money), you might want to check out these amazing deals I found on Amazon for kindle books. If you do not have a Kindle you can always download the app on your tablet or smartphone!

Here are some of the deals I've found, I can only download the free ones personally but they have tons of books that are free or very cheap.

*These are US prices*
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth 3.49 (three friggin' forty nine)
2. Book Thief by Markus Zusak 2.49 (Amazing!)
5. Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick 2.49
8. The Knife of never Letting Go by Patrick Ness 

Free Notables
3. Tragic by J.A. Huss *Free* *Adults Only*

Feature&Follow Friday #12

Feature & Follow Friday and How it Works:
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parjunkee and Alison Can Read. This week's F&F topic/question is: 
What is your favorite thanksgiving food? If you are not American or Canadian, what is your favorite holiday food?

Ahh Thanksgiving! I love all the options of great foods!
I just want to eat it all up!

My favorite thanksgiving dish has to be rutabagas/turnips. I know it sounds weird but the way my mother makes them I could just eat an entire bowl of them. I would tell you what's in it but then I'd have ta' kill ya'. LOL. (Not really)
What's your favorite thanksgiving dish?

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Hello fellow bloggers, authors, and friends. I want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgivukkah! Whichever you celebrate have a happy one. I'm thankful and grateful for each and everyone of you. To the bloggers I've met, to the author's that have given me books, and the one's I read on my own. You rock and I'm so thankful for you not just today but everyday!
I will be eating and reading, and reading and eating. I may also watch a little television, most of all I will be spending it being thankful for all that have and all that I don't because if I don't have it, it's for a reason. Enjoy your day and your family, love you guys!

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