Here are my recommended reads for fall: 10. Oblivion (Nevermore #3) by Kelly Creagh 9. Dodging Temptation (Retreat #1) by Avery Flynn 8. Death on Ibiza by Katja Piel 7. A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan 6. Surviving Ice (Burying Water #4) by K.A. Tucker 5. International Love Affair (The Venture Capitalists #1) by LiSoya Gilltin 4. The Allure of Dean Harper (The Allure #2) … Continue reading Ten Books to Read this Fall
Welcome to EY mag’s stop on Carlyn Greenwald‘s Effectuation Blog Tour, hosted by Shane @ Itching for Books. Check out the promo post below, along with a thrilling excerpt and giveaway: Release date: October 16th 2013 Self-Published Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: On an earth where the spirit world and human world not only comingle but know each other’s deepest secrets, Ewan Trace is an ordinary college senior … Continue reading Blog Tour Stop: Effectuation by Carlyn Greenwald
Who is Devri Walls? You’re about to find out. The wonderful author has taken the time to stop by EY and share a bit with us about her inspirations, concepts, and what’s next. On a side note: “I believe that we have things to offer the world that no one else can do for us. I believe that you can shape your life how you … Continue reading [Exclusive] Interview with Devri Walls + Giveaway
Soul Seekers Book #1 Published May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin’s Press Rating: 5/5 Daire Santos is not your average teenager. She’s spent most of her life travelling alongside her mother, Jennika, who’s a make-up artist on movie sets. It’s nice having the opportunity to see exotic destinations, but moving constantly leaves both mother and daughter with no room for commitments; whether it be friendships or intimate … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Fated’ by Alyson Noël
Hemlock could be the perfect town, aside from the fact that its swarmed with werewolves. Many of its residents suffer from Lupine Syndrome-also known as the werewolf virus-and are either thrust away to rehabilitation camps, or hiding the fact that they’re infected. No biggie, except the infected living in secret could also suffer from the uncontrollable urge to kill.
Mackenzie and Amy were inseparable until Amy was brutally killed by a werewolf. Now, Mac is determined to find her best friend’s killer and put an end to her horrifying dreams, but what she doesn’t know is that the killer is closer to her than she thinks.
Kathleen Peacock delivers a suspenseful, mysterious, and romantic urban fantasy that will leave you blindsided.
Like most, I was deeply attracted to the alluring cover art of ‘Hemlock.’ The synopsis didn’t seem so bad either and I went into this book with high expectations. When I say high, I mean I was expecting bloody hunts, unstoppable action, and heated romances. What I got was Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Hemlock’ by Kathleen Peacock”
New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël is getting ready to unleash the 1st book in her Soul Seeker series on May 22, but there’s something exciting to get readers pumped up for the release. The first 3,000 people to pre-order ‘Fated‘ will receive a FREE pair of feather earrings, as seen on that lovely model on the cover. Visit stmartins.com/fatedpreorder to get more information about this … Continue reading ‘Fated’ Inspired Feather Earrings Available With Your Pre-order
Alma Katsu has embarked on a journey that began way back in her childhood. Sure she’s spent a part of her life doing something different and without a doubt non-fictional, but Katsu has never given up on her passion to delve into the world of fantasy.
Katsu’s debut novel, ‘The Taker‘, has stolen the hearts of many avid readers, including myself. Her decision to write about the dark side of love, lust and power was quite a bold move, as only a few taking on the Gothic genre has ever really made any lasting impression. However, Alma’s novel leaves you hungry for more, and a sequel is very much appreciated and accepted. The day of ‘reckoning‘ shall surely come.
Check out our exclusive interview with the author below and be sure to pick up a copy of The Taker if you haven’t already and start reading today:
Continue reading “[Exclusive] Alma Katsu is ready to ‘Take’ on anything.”
Well, if you’re a huge fan of Rachel Caine’s addictive vampire series, then chances are you do. Join in on the ‘12 Days of Morganville Madness‘ campaign promoting the release of “Black Dawn,” the 12th book in the New York Times bestselling series. The following blogs will host a Q&A with the author, as well as reviews on what’s happened so far. Be sure … Continue reading Got Morganville Madness?
The final part in the Twilight Saga was split into two so as to prolong the love fans have for these fantasy characters. The first trailer for the second part to Breaking Dawn has been unleased and I went through all sorts of emotions beside being impressed. It didn’t offer much, which is highly expected being that the movie comes out all the way down … Continue reading The First Tease For ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Unveiled
Stop with the comparisons already, ‘Hunger Games‘ is far from ‘Twilight‘ and even better. If you thought this was going to be another cheesy love struck teen flick about mythical species glistening in the sunlight then I suggest you read the book and watch the film to understand just what exactly is going on. ‘The Hunger Games‘ is a dystopian novel/film depicting the formation of various groups. Apparently, a youngest is chosen to represent his/her region and is sent to participate in the ‘Hunger Games’, a strategic and very much horrific survival of the fitness challenge where people will die. Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Hit or Miss?”
Haven Terra, along with her equally smart best friend Dante and another classmate Lance, landed an internship with the prestigious Lexington Hotel in Chicago. This is evidently an opportunity fit for the privileged and though all three teens excel in their studies, neither had applied for such nor could they fathom the reason as to why they were specifically chosen.
Haunted by her own issues of not knowing who she really was, where she came from or what caused the unsightly scars on her body, Haven is appreciative of the given chance to intern at such a luxurious location in hopes of getting highly recommended to a college of her dreams. However, she has no idea of the ulterior motives their new mentors and the ‘Outfits’ have in store for them, nor the part she’ll have to play in altering their plans for humanity.
“Illuminate” is a story about mystery, manipulation, romance, power, desire, and of course the on-going battle of good and evil. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Illuminate’ by Aimee Agresti”
Title: White Witch (The Coven Series Book 1)
Author: Trish Milburn
Release Date: 3.1.2012
Witchcraft Is Her Family’s Business.No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.”Jax” Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax’s barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she’s attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He’s a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax’s only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he’s ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.
A heated forbidden love, runaway witches, unsettled spirits, vengeful covens, high school drama, and the occasional mean girls, White Witch has all that and then some. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘White Witch’ by Trish Milburn”
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is blithe and bonny and good and gay.
Alethea Kontis’ “Enchanted” is a mixture of all the endearing fantasies we enjoyed as children. The title alone pulls you into a fairy tale playground and leaving it would be far too unkind. After all, ‘we’re all doomed to a happy life.’ The storyline is rather alluring and I must applaud on the author’s effortless delivery that comes out undeniably appealing. This is the kind of book deserving of your attention and holds it inescapably. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘Enchanted’ by Alethea Kontis”
Interview by Kai
I was instantly mesmerized by the alluring cover of Jessie Harrell‘s debut novel, “Destined.” That certainly invited me to read the author’s work and learn more about the woman behind it all. So, just who is Jessie Harrell? Well, she’s not among the authors writing novels about the usual vampires and werewolves. Harrell is a wife, mother, occasional traveler, and lover of ancient myths. I’m certain that the tagline “you cannot escape what is destined” not only applies to her first book but to the writer ‘Beneath the Surface‘ as well. And I suggest you jump on board, read her debut and get in the know because another masterpiece is set for release.
Check out our exclusive interview below to learn more: Continue reading “[Exclusive] Jessie Harrell Is Facing Her ‘Destiny’”
Jessie Harrell released her debut novel “Destined” last November but many, including myself, are still very much infatuated with how intriguing and well written it is. It’s a wonderful introduction to the world of YA novels and a definite breath of fresh air from the usual vampires, werewolves, and demons. Jessie is a lover of Greek Mythology and this is the biggest inspiration behind her writing so I’m pretty much anticipating her future releases if she’s continuing on with this concept.
The author not only granted us an exclusive interview but also took on our ’10’ quick questions and provided some really interesting answers. Check it out below: Continue reading “’10’ Facts About Jessie”
Charlize Theron becomes an evil queen, while Kristen Stewart continues her addiction to fantasy roles in the new movie “Snow White & The Huntsman.” The best thing about this film, besides the otherworldly magic, is the fact that hottie Chris Hemsworth has a starring role, Theron’s looking all witchy, and Snow White isn’t necessarily a helpless damsel, she’s actually fighting as well. The film hits theatres … Continue reading “Snow White” with a twist
The song of the day is definitely Bruno Mars‘ latest “It Will Rain.” The song will be included on the Breaking Dawn: Part 1 movie soundtrack but I can’t quite fit Bruno with that pathetic idea of a film. I just can’t fathom the idea that this saga has made millions with such a sucky story line. Anyways, check out Bruno latest work of art. … Continue reading SOD Up!
Len Wiseman, director of the first two Underworld films, had quite a few details to give regarding the franchise’s fourth installment. Apparently, his wife and leading lady Kate Beckinsale will reprise her role as the vampire heroin Selene. ‘Underworld: Awakening‘, as its being called, will have humans trying to destroy both vampires and lycans. I must say I’m quite curious as to how they will structure this film as in ‘Underworld: Evolution‘ both Selene and her lycan boyfriend lost their respective abilities after killing the first vampire, so how they’ll suddenly regain their otherworldly powers? Let’s wait and see. As for Wiseman, well he won’t be directing this one because according to his interview at Comic Con, he has too much on his plate already with the ‘Total Recall‘ remake: Continue reading ““Underworld 4?””
While checking out some new movie trailers today, I came across a rather interesting and creepy movie called “Rubber“. Rubber is a film directed and written by Quentin Dupieux, and tells the story of an inanimate tire with destructive capabilities, who falls in love with a human girl, but encounters plenty of trouble along the way. As silly as this plot seems, I would definitely go watch it in theaters because the movie is quite different, and enables you to take a break from the usual.
Rubber stars Stephen Spinella and will be released on February 25, 2011. Watch the trailer below:
Continue reading “Deadly “Rubber””