Archive | March 2014

Cover Reveal for This Crumbling Pageant

      Author:  Patricia Burroughs

This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad #1) :
Get ready to be swept away into a dark fantasy series that combines swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance and plot-twisting suspense in equal measures.
Expect to hear more about Persephone Fury.
A lot more.
England, 1809. As fashionable Society streams toward London for the start of a new social season, they are unaware of a hidden magical England existing alongside.  Get ready to be swept away into a dark fantasy series that combines swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance and plot-twisting suspense in equal measures.
Expect to hear more about Persephone Fury.
A lot more.
England, 1809. As fashionable Society streams toward London for the start of a new social season, they are unaware of a hidden magical England existing alongside. The Magi cathedrals are temples to the old gods. Reigning on their throne is not poor mad George, but the ailing King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon. But their wars are no less deadly.
The Furys are known for their extraordinary music, their powerful magic, and their historic role as kingmakers.  But the Furys have their secrets as well, none so dangerous as the daughter whose Shadow magic spills from her, unchecked. Unless her powers are concealed, she’s not only ruined in Society, but marked as a target for those who would use and abuse her magic.
Persephone Fury is the Dark daughter, the one they hide.
But desperate times call for desperate measures, and a good marriage for this frightening daughter is desperately needed. On the night of her debut, her world comes crumbling down around her when she is abducted from the man she loves by the man she most loathes.
Evil powers circle, calling her to the destiny foretold at the moment of her birth, drawing her to the source of her power, to the one place she can finally be free.
By embracing the Shadows.
Persephone is ruthless, devious, and clever, but when confronted with the truth, she must make horrifying choices.
Can she defy destiny and seize her own fate?
So when the last and dreadful hour This crumbling pageant shall devour, The trumpet shall be heard on high, The dead shall live, the living die, And music shall untune the sky. John Dryden, 1687
**NOTE: Content for Upper YA**

Spine Poem Challenge

I am  participating in  the spine poem so below I will post my poem and the rule of the challenge. I have over a thousand books on my TBR but I don’t have them on a TBR shelf I have theme on a want to read shelf.  I will need to fix that in the future if anyone is curious.

You can participate in the challenge, but to enter to win the prize, you need to be a participant of the ides of march read-a-thon.    You can sign up for the event HERE

Spine Poem Challenge

Rules:
  1. You must use book titles to make a poem. (Try not to change up the words in the title)
  2. For this challenge, you can only use books that are on your TBR pile with publication dates BEFORE March 1, 2014.
  3. You can include as many extra words in your poem as books that you use. If you used 4 books for your poem, you can use up to 4 extra words.
  4. You must post your poem or a photo of your poem and then come back and link it up here.

My Spine Poem:

(13 books on tbr 10 added words)

Hades

Foretold of Personal Demons

Born at Midnight

with

A Want so Wicked

full of

 Deception,  Defiance

and

Transparent Immortal Hearts

but 

A Need so Beautiful

to help 

The Broken Hearted Spirit

and the

Unnatural

Hades (Halo, #2)ForetoldBorn at Midnight (Shadow Fa...A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful, #2)Deception (Defiance, #2)Defiance (Defiance, #1)Transparent (Transparent, #1)Spirit (Elemental, #3)A Need So Beautiful (A Need...Unnatural (Archangel Academ...The Brokenhearted (The Brok...Immortal Hearts (Vampire Ki...Personal Demons (Personal D...

Take Control of Your TBR Pile March 2014 Challenge

So we all love a good readathon or at least I do!  So when I heard Kimba hosting this one, I knew that I couldn’t pass it up. This one is great for me and anyone who has a huge TBR.  I get more motivated to read during these types of challenges because I have to sign up for them.  Well enough about me and to how you can participate  if you would like.

You can read all the details about the readathon (and sign up!) on Kimba’s blog here but I’ve copied and pasted the rules for youLink-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link your Facebook or Goodreads account.

  • Make a Goals/updates/Results post (can be combined) post on blog/facebook/goodreads
  • Beginning March 1st, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014 at midnight read books from your TBR pile ALL books must have been published before March 2014. (if you have an ARC with a publish date before 3/14 than it is acceptable.)
  • Post a review to Goodreads, your blog or Facebook then link it to the giveaway form for an entry. (review only needs to be a short one)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • No novellas for this one peeps
  • The rafflecopter will allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Earn an extra entry for adding Take Control Button to your blog, or facebook (with link-back)
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2014 at midnight and a winner will be chosen. Open internationally as long as Book Depository, Barnes and Noble or Amazon ship to you. Prize: New 2014 release. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy) Max. prize value of book 20.00 US dollars

I would like to read at least 10 books this month:

1.The Goddess Test  by Aimee Carter  finished 3/1
2.Allegiant by Veronica Roth finished 3/11
3.The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa finished 3/12
4. Splintered by A. G. Howard finished 3/16
5. Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
6. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick finished 3/23
7. Beauty by Nancy Ohlin
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10.

Ides of March 13th – 17th Read-a-thonRules

This is for those who want to participate but don’t want to commit to a whole month or just want to add to their challenge. Here are the rules:

 -The event kicks of at 12:01 am on March 13th in your time zone and ends at 12:00 midnight on March 17th. -You do not need a blog to participate. You can use your Goodreads account, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr etc. -Join for one day or the entire time..it is up to you. -Must post either start-up post or wrap-up post to qualify and participate in at least one challenge. (around time of event) for participant giveaway. -Earn extra entries for participant giveaway for each challenge you participate in. -Earn an extra entry for reading one of the following: a book from your TBR pile published before March 1, 2014 -Extra entries for sharing, adding button and following challenge hosts -Have fun! -Tweet your progress using #TBRreadathon (optional) -Twitter Party – Sunday March 16, 2014 4pm (EST) to 5 pm. Chat about books and win some swag.

Here’s what I am planning to read for this readathon:

Splintered by A. G. Howard
Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beauty by Nancy Ohlin
 
This is what I am hoping to get done but I do have some family gathers this weekend.  So wish me luck! 

My 10 book Catagory Challenge Update

Contemporaries                                                                           

1.   Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill                                     6.

2.   Fangirl  by Rainbow Rowell                                           7.

3.  Dare You To by Katie McGarry                                      8.

4.  When It Happens by Susane Colasanti                        9.

5.                                                                                                10.

Sci-fi/Dystopian

1.  Prodigy by Marie Lu                                     6. Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

2.  Champion by Marie Lu                                                       7.

3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth                                                8.

4.  Allegiant by Veronica Roth                                                 9.

5. Requiem by Lauren Oliver                                                   10.

PNR/Urban fantasy/ PR

1.  The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer           6.

2.  Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins                        7.

3. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa              8.

4.  Illusions  by Aprilynne Pike                            9.

5.   The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White        10.

Historical Fantasy

1.                                                                                                     6.

2.                                                                                                     7.

3.                                                                                                     8.

4.                                                                                                      9.

5.                                                                                                     10.

Retellings

1.  Mr. Darcy’s Pursuit by Rose Lyons                     6. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

2.  First (Wrong) Impressions by Krista D. Ball                         7.

3.  Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss by P.O. Dixon                     8.

4.   Rain and Retribution By L. L. Diamond                                 9.

5.   The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter                                         10.

Graphic Novels

1.  Soulless (Vol. 2)by Gail Carriger                                               6.

2.                                                                                                             7.

3.                                                                                                             8.

4.                                                                                                             9.

5.                                                                                                           10.

Adult

1.   Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne                                             6.

2.   Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich                                    7.

3.                                                                                                              8.

4.                                                                                                              9.

5.                                                                                                            10.

Ebooks

1. Untamed City: C of S by Melissa Marr                                      6.

2. Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi                                                        7.

3.                                                                                                             8.

4.                                                                                                             9.

5.                                                                                                            10.

 Big Book Challenge

1. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins(453pgs)                  6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick(416pgs)

2.  Insurgent  by  Veronica Roth (525pgs)                 7. Dare You To by Katie McGarry  (456pgs)

3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (526pgs)

4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (454pgs)

5. Fangirl  by Rainbow Rowell (445pgs)