Friday, April 18, 2014

Book Blitz + Giveaway || Love,Lex by Avery Aster

LOVE, LEX (The Undergrad Years #1)

Contemporary New Adult Romance/Coming Of Age
218 Pages

This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick of dynamite in my Louis Vuitton purse—not! Now, my besties and I are in jail.

Officer Ford Gotti, the Harley-wheelin’ biker cop who arrested us, keeps sticking his perfectly-sculpted nose into my case. His inked body is jacked like a superhero, and he says I can trust him. He wants me to fess up. I won’t. Not again. Why should I? My friends and I had a previous stint in juvie that nearly destroyed us. I gotta protect them and keep my mouth shut. Right?

—Lex Easton, women’s studies major, motorcycle enthusiast, and virgin.

The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships. Interact with Avery while reading Love, Lex on Instagram and Twitter @AveryAster using the hashtags #UndergradYears #NewAdult. Swag and reader contests can be found on Avery’s blog



*set up: Lex recaps the most unfortunate things that have happened to her over the years.  
Top Ten Fears & Worst Moments
of My So-Called Life
by Lex Easton
1.           Puberty advice to pad my bra, or not wear one at all. I was nine then.
2.           A locked refrigerator. No parent should starve their child. Birdie had called it food monitoring.
3.           Paparazzi which has tormented and snapped photos of me (usually when I was at my worst) my entire life. Such as…when I’d eaten a chocolate and vanilla twist cone, dipped in a raspberry hard shell and dusted with rainbow sprinkles. Purchased from a Mister Softee truck, parked on Madison Avenue—while standing outside in one hundred degree weather with one hundred percent humidity, in a horizontal-striped-sheer-stretchy poly-blend sun dress—which had ridden itself almost entirely up my bum. How I knew it had ridden up my bum? See number 5.
4.           A Vicodin, given to me by Dad to stop my hysteria, instead of a band-aid or a hug, after I’d fallen and scratched my knee on Madison Avenue while running from the Paparazzi. I was like eleven.
5.           The photos of my backside, at the ice cream truck, appearing on the cover of The Manhattanite Times the very next day. The headline had read, “Alexandra the Great Swallows for Mr. Softee.”
6.           A mother who has and forever will have a hotter body, prettier face, and better hair than I do. Even when I’m seventy years old and she’s like dead.
7.           A father who was never around. Years have passed without him walking through our front door. I’m not sure he even knows Birdie sold the Central Park West mansion and moved to Soho last year. I should probably give him the new address.
8.           The fear I’ll never meet or exceed my parent’s financial or professional success, regardless of what industry I work in. According to the economics class Vive and I took our senior year, I have less than a five percent chance to make it as an adult without riding my folk’s coattails to maintain this lifestyle. Poor Vive, her family is the second richest in North America. She has less than half a percent.
9.           Infamy! I’ll forever be associated with the Easton’s.
10.       Birdie and her full-on, balls-to-the wall sex with my high school sweet-heart. I had loved Kelle Sterling Dolley. Or at least, I thought I had.

Are you excited to read this one?
 The blurp and teaser sure made me interested too!

I'm a thirty-something New Yorker who lives on the Upper East Side. I write THE MANHATTANITES, a contemporary romantic soap opera of full length, stand alone novels, and it's juicy prequel, companion series THE UNDERGRAD YEARS.

My novels that are out now include UNDRESSED, UNSCRUPULOUS, LOVE LEX, and YOURS TRULY TADDY. In 2014 I'll be releasing XO BLAKE, UNSAID, and UNIQUE.
I'd love to connect with you:


And now there will be not one but 2 giveaways, YAAAY!
Avery kindly given me one paperback copy to give you guys! So good Luck!
And you're also can enter the giveaway she is hosting, a 25$ Amazon Gift Card!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lily's Mistake (It's Always Been You #1)

Lily's Mistake (It's Always Been You, #1)

Rating: 1 star (DNF)
Read: April 15th 2014
Format Read: Kindle Edition

DNF at 43% 

I pick this one a bit randomly last night...I had it in my kindle for months so I thought it was time to give it a try!
Interesting prologue, where I get it would be a childhood friends to lovers/2nd chance romance kind of story, and I do love those.
But well, after the prologue it just went downhill pretty fast, I don't know how I even got to 43%, I really don't.

I was constantly doing this...

I couldn't stand either of the characters, especially Drake! Damn, was he suppose to be appealing? I read my share of jerk heroes and I admit that many times I loved them(don't judge,aha), but Drake just rubbed me the wrong way(no sexual innuendo intended). Am I suppose to believe that he loved her and that after all those years still did? I never felt he even respected her! He did called her slut when she made a move on him, seriously? SLUT?
Then he decided he would be the one to take her virginity because she decided to "give" it to someone else...And no can do, because according to Drake she was his! "MINE"!
Then in the reunion, between dumping his fiance in one sentence (the whole scene was so forced, for crying out loud)and cornering Lily around, saying she was his, and asking how many men she had, he constantly reminded her that he was the one that took her virginity...

So overall...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Rating : 5 stars
Read: March 31th to April 6th
Format Read: Kindle Edition

Every time I saw one of those lists of "Books to read before you die", To Kill a Mockingbird is always featured in. And not just because of that,also the themes featured in it, i did have it on my TBR list for a long time. So neither to say, my expectations for this classic were quite high... and oh boy, did this book delivered!

Besides such strong issues, like racism, justice and so on,I think it was unique to see the whole situation in the perspective of a child, our dearest heroine Scout. Because we also get quite lovely moments, even a nostalgic feeling of remember my own childhood, of trying to figure it out the grown up world, when everything seemed quite simpler than they truly are.

What drew me in instantly in this story were in fact the characters, especially Atticus, Jem and Scout...such precious characters that I think it was quite privilege to read about them. The way we see the values that Atticus is trying to teach his children, even when those values are the minority at that time. He is trying to teach them to do the right thing, to stand up for justice,even if no one else does that.

So it was quite a profound book, that made me think a lot of those issues and particularly how many of them are still relevant today...human nature does seems quite an unchangeable thing but even the actions of few good men can change the settling of evil and injustice.

"Atticus, you must be wrong..."
"How's that?"
"Well,most folks seem to think they're right and you're wrong..."
"They're certainly entitled to think that,

 and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions,"said Atticus,
"but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. 
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." 

Definitely a must read...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Blitz || Destroyed by Pepper Winters

Destroyed by Pepper Winters 
Publication date: March 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

 She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d do to get free.

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

One secret destroys them.


Oh I just love the banners! And what a great casting indeed *fanning myself*

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.


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Friday, April 4, 2014

And it's time for a Giveaway :D


Hahaha, sorry this moment of excitement! Anyway, like I promised I'm hosting a giveaway, just a way to keep sharing the love with you guys and to thank you all for sticking with me. I know I haven't been the most consistent of bloggers but I'm trying to focus in my studies.

So what's the ebook I'm giving away?
Just the first book of one of my FAVORITE series ever!!!!

The Opportunist (Love Me with Lies, #1)

Gosh, I still don't have words to describe this series, is just fantastic! If you interested you can always check my review :) )
So go grab the chance to win an ebook copy of it! The Giveaway it's International, and I'll be giving it via Smashwords!

Good Luck! :DD

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