Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #26!

My W.O.W. Pick For This Week Is...

Assassin's Heart
Sarah Ahiers
Young Adult Fantasy
February 2nd 2016


In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

What's your Waiting On Wednesday pick for this week? Are you excited for this book too?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #25! Halloween Themed Freebie!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke & The Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This Weeks Top 10 Tuesday Topic Is Top 10 Vampire Books I Want To Read!

1. House of Night series by PC Cast & Kristen Cast

2. Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz

3. The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

4. Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward

5. Love At Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks

6. Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

7. Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands

8. Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill

9. Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

10. Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cover Reveal: Collision by Emma L Adams

Today is the cover reveal for Collision (Alliance #3) by Emma L. Adams. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.


Collision (Alliance #3)
by Emma L. Adams
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Age category: Adult
Release Date: late 2015

When Earth suddenly gains inexplicably high levels of magic, all fingers point at the Alliance.

On a distant world, where magic-fuelled forces of nature rule over humans, a disaster is sweeping the land, threatening to knock the Balance across the Multiverse out of sync. When Kay and Ada are sent there with the other Ambassadors, they’re thrown into the centre of chaos. Nature is alive, and angry.

Ada embraces the magic she still half-fears, but learning to control it proves harder than she can imagine. Kay, meanwhile, becomes more reckless than ever when testing the boundaries of his own abilities. When faced with living magic, no one is safe from its influence. Ada and Kay must choose what they’re willing to risk for the sake of saving a world that might already be doomed. Can mortals overcome the gods?

You can find Collision on Goodreads

You can pre-order Collision here:
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Emma AdamsAbout the Author:
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and sarcasm. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.

You can find and contact Emma here:
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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Awakened by Sara Elizabeth Santana #theawakened #theawakenedcoverreveal #oftomes #saraelizabethsantana @sesantanawrites

 The Awakened
Sara Elizabeth Santana
December 1st 2015
OfTomes Publishing
Young Adult Fantasy
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Zoey Valentine is concerned with two things: surviving the multitude of self-defense classes her dad makes her take and avoiding Ash Matthews.

That is, until the Z virus hits, wiping out a third of the population in a matter of weeks. If that weren’t frightening enough, the bodies of the victims disappear and suddenly reappear, awakened from their dead state. They're faster, smarter, and they work together to get the one thing they crave, human flesh.

The United States is in a panic and then the government decides the unthinkable: to bomb every major city overrun with the awakened.

Now Zoey is on the run, with her dad and Ash, desperate to find a place of safety amongst the ruined remains of the country.


The Author:

I have lived in Southern California my entire life, going to school, hanging out with friends and reading...A LOT. My love and passion for reading has translated into a love of writing. When I'm not spending time writing my novels, I'm writing for my blog, all about books and everything nerd.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Blog Tour: Portia by Christina Bauer

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Title: Portia
Series: Angelbound Offspring
Vol or Book #: 2portia gif
Author: Christina Bauer
Audience: Adult 18+
Genre: Romance/Fantasy
Format: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC
Cover by: Art by Ana Cruz, Graphics by Paddy Donnelly
Editor: Ink Monster LLC
Pages: 250 pages
ISBN: 9780990635246
Date Published: 10-27-15

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Unlike her famous older brother Maxon, Princess Portia isn't known for killing demons or attracting admirers. The reason why is simple: a spell was cast on Portia, and the magic has marked her to one day transform into a dreaded Void demon. To fight this horrible fate, Portia’s spent her life hiding in libraries and learning magic. But when the Void demons threaten to destroy all the after-realms—and the handsome dragon Emperor Tempest offers his help—then Portia suspects that her future holds more than just a demonic metamorphosis. Fate is calling the bookworm princess onto the battlefield, and it’s a fight against both deadly enemies and her heart’s desires.

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Chapter One

I am so late.
My heart beats at double speed while I rush up the staircase to the Ryder mansion. After pulling open the fancy wooden door, I step inside a large and empty foyer. Well, it’s almost empty.
The President of Purgatory is waiting for me. Not good.
Even worse, her mouth is pressed into a thin and frustrated line. No question why she’s unhappy. My lecture on Magic Across The After-Realms should’ve started twenty minutes ago.
“Portia, you’re finally here,” she sighs. “We were getting frantic.”
The President’s known for being tough on crime, graft, and well, everything really. But she’s also my grandmother. When it comes to family, Gram’s a softie who worries like crazy. I should know, being a softie myself. I give her a quick peck on the cheek. “So sorry, Gram. I got caught up.”
Gram’s tail sways warily over her right shoulder. No shock, there. Every quasi-demon in Purgatory has a tail. Gram’s variety is long and black with an arrowhead-shaped end and a mind of its own. Currently, that mind totally suspects that I’m up to something.
Good suspicion, actually.
“What are you working on this time?” asks Gram. “Is it dangerous magic? Please tell me you’re being safe.”
“No, it’s not dangerous at all,” I say.
Which isn’t entirely true.
My cheeks redden with guilt, but I can’t exactly admit that I was up all night trying to track Void demons by casting spells with an enchanted canopic jar. It’s super-tricky stuff. I could’ve ended up with a Void demon in my living room, and I’m not what you call battle-hardy.
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Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. An avowed girl geek, Christina loves creating immersive fantasy worlds with action, adventure, romance, and kick-ass female protagonists. As part of her work in Ink Monster, Christina has co-developed the ‘Heroine’s Journey,’ a blueprint for telling female myths inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and golden retriever Ruby.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cover Reveal: Space Cadets by Laurence Moroney

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Yeah, yeah, I realize this cover reveal isn't for a 'Chick Lit' book and sci-fi definitely isn't my specialty but I read this book and fell in love with it! It's so awesome and just a fun, interesting read!
The cover is great and reveals my idea of the characters perfectly!
Be sure to check out the links below... there are some awesome sites associated with this book! Including an amazing Book Trailer made by Laurence himself!
166_0.332207001443473897_sc_cv_hr Space Cadets By Author: Laurence Moroney Genre: Y/A Sci-Fi Publisher: BookTrope Release Date: November 2015
After conflicts in Korea, Pakistan and the Middle East turned nuclear, the world stood on the eve of destruction. Realizing that we only have this one precious planet containing all of humanity, the United Nations pulled us back from the brink, and started a new, multinational effort to conquer space. Many years later, the peak of achievement for any young person is to be admitted to the Space Academy. Previously available only to a precious few, it has recently opened enrollment to anybody who can meet their strenuous entry criteria. Space Cadets is the story of the first African-American girl, Aisha Parks, to enter into the academy, where she learns that the more some things change, the more they stay the same, and despite the honorable intentions of the academy, there are some dark secrets being kept - secrets that could be the end of us all.
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About the Author:
Laurence Moroney
Laurence Moroney is the author of more books than he's prepared to admit. After several best selling programming books, his first Young Adult novel "The Fourth World" became a #1 book on Amazon Kindle, spawned two sequels "The Million Year Journey" and "The Legend of the Locust", and is currently being shopped around studios for a potential movie. "Space Cadets" is his latest, a cutting edge science fiction novel, based on real science that starts a new series charting out humanity's course to the stars. He's presently working on the sequel "The Quiet World", which he hopes to finish in 2015. For his day job, Laurence works as a Developer Advocate for Google, where he is constantly counting his blessings for being part of the best workplace in the world…
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Cover Reveal: The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter

Get ready for the 12th and most epic book in the Lords of the Underworld series yet, THE DARKEST TORMENT, available May 31, 2016! I think we can all agree on one thing: #BadenIsHot!

Click HERE to read a note from Gena on why she chose to write about Baden.

Here is your first glimpse at what THE DARKEST TORMENT is all about:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him... 
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another...and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.  
Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she's taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she's plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them...and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.
But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she'll have to teach him to love...or lose him forever. 

And now for the amazing cover...

Title: The Darkest Torment
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #12
Author: Gena Showalter
On-sale date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 448
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Price: $26.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN.
ISBN: 9780373779741


The Giveaway

There is an amazing blitz-wide giveaway, courtesy of the publisher, for...

  • A complete set of all 11 books in the Lords of the Underworld series to ONE winner - US/Canada.
***Giveaway ends Sunday, October 25th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Prize will be sent by the publisher.***

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or

Other Books in the Lords of the Underworld series

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  • THE DARKEST KISS (Lords of the Underworld #2) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST PLEASURE (Lords of the Underworld #3) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST WHISPER (Lords of the Underworld #4) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST PASSION (Lords of the Underworld #5) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST LIE (Lords of the Underworld #6) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST SECRET (Lords of the Underworld #7) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST SURRENDER (Lords of the Underworld #8) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST SEDUCTION (Lords of the Underworld #9) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST CRAVING (Lords of the Underworld #10) - GOODREADS
  • THE DARKEST TOUCH (Lords of the Underworld #11) - GOODREADS

Release Week Blitz: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

I am so excited that WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Ryan, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed finished copy of the book with a special WOLF BY WOLF pin! US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Special intro from the author:

"Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them--made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.

Her story begins on a train."

And so begins the story of Yael, a girl who can change her appearance to mimic any other female. A girl who must win a 20,000 kilometer cross-continental motorcycle race from Germania to Tokyo so that she can have an audience with Adolf Hitler. A girl who has every intention of killing him.

Whenever I describe the premise of WOLF BY WOLF to people, the reactions I get are quite similar. It's the "are-you-insane-or-are-you-onto-something" face: dropped jaw, squiggly eyebrows. I must admit, I felt many of those same feelings when I first started penning Yael's story. Alternate history + sci-fi + epic motorcycle journey felt like a strange recipe for a novel. But I pushed through my fears and kept writing, and I couldn't be happier with the result. I, for one, don't think I'm insane, but I'll let you, dear reader, come up with your own conclusion.

Happy reading!

Ryan Graudin

About The Book:
Author: Ryan Graudin
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Pages: 400
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this fast-paced novel from the author of The Walled City.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball.

Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin's brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

About Ryan:
Ryan Graudin grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. She is the author of All That Glows and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston with her husband and wolf-dog. You can find her online at

Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of the book with a special WOLF BY WOLF pin. US Only.
Ends on October 26th at Midnight EST!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #25!

My W.O.W. Pick For This Week Is...

Truthwitch (Truthwitch, #1)
Susan Dennard
Young Adult Fantasy
January 5th 2016


On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

What's your Waiting On Wednesday pick for this week? Are you excited for this book too?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #24! 10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke & The Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This Weeks Top 10 Tuesday's Topic Is 10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me!

1. Meet Jennifer Lynn Barnes, have all her books and get the personally signed to me!

2. Meet Sarah J Maas, have all her books and get them personally signed to me.

3. Meet Jeaniene Frost, have all her books and get them personally signed to me.

4. Meet Colleen Houck, have all her books and get them personally signed to me.

5. Meet Alexandra Bracken, have all her books and get them personally signed to me.

6. Go back in time and meet Mary Shelley.

7. Have a giant room dedicated only to be a library for me!

8. Be able to get ARCS from every and any publisher I want.

9. Have more followers on this blog so #8 would happen (LOL!)

10. Own every addition of my favorite books!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Recent Cover Reveals #15 & Book News #5!

Here are all the covers that were revealed since my last post:

Here are all the Titles that were released since my last post:

A Court of Thorns and Roses #2 by Sarah J Maas got a title : A Court of Mist and Fury

The Selection #5 by Kiera Cass got a title: The Crown

Spirit and Thieves #2 by Morgan Rhodes got a title: The Darkest Magic

Six of Crows #2 by Leigh Bardugo got a title: Empire of Crows

Did I miss anything? Comment Below! Excited for one or more of these books too? Comment Below! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Blitz: The Summer Marked by Rebekah L Purdy

Book & Author Details:

The Summer Marked by Rebekah L. Purdy
(The Winter People #2)
Published by: Entangled: Teen
Publication date: September 22nd 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

The sequel to the chilling Winter People returns to the world of Faerie, and is a romantic and enchanting follow-up.
Salome left humankind behind to be with her boyfriend, Gareth, in the Kingdom of Summer. But now forces of darkness are rising. Her happily-ever-after is coming apart, and the Kingdom is on the brink of war.
Newly-single Kadie Byers is on her way home for Thanksgiving, imagining a visit filled with hot chocolate, a hot guy for a little rebound action, and some girl time with her bestie, Salome. Except she receives a message from Salome with two important words: PLEASE HURRY.
When Kadie rushes to help Salome, she’s ripped from the human world and pulled into the kingdoms of Faerie, where she’s shocked to learn that Salome’s monsters are real, and that she’s now at the mercy of one extremely vengeful Winter Queen…
Now both Salome and Kadie must find a way to survive the deadly chaos…or lose themselves to Winter’s deadly, icy grasp.




Bubbles and foam rose from the river floor as if there was an eruption below. Water sprayed my left cheek. A gurgled snort sounded beside us as a great black horse rose from the depths, river-weed tangled in its mane. This was no ordinary horse. It was a Kelpie. It turned to face me, eyes blazing like hot coals. The beast’s lips peeled back to reveal blood covered teeth. Crap. If I could reach the saddlebags, then maybe I could pull out the sword Gareth had gotten for me. I leaned to the side, reaching for the buckles. Moving at this pace and bouncing around, I couldn’t get hold of it.


Come on.


Adaba jerked to the side in an attempt to get to the shore. But it was too late. In one swift movement, the Kelpie latched onto my arm.


“No!” Pain shot through me like a bullet. I fought to stay in the saddle. My horse kicked out his hind legs, catching the Kelpie in the side. Still the creature wouldn’t release me.

Instead, it tugged harder ripping me halfway off my saddle. My knees tightened around Adaba’s sides, my fingers loosened as water slickened what grip I had. The Kelpie’s teeth sunk deeper into my arm. My hands slipped; my hold lost. Horror washed over me when I plunged into the dark, icy depths of the river. The coldness stung my skin. The creature dragged me deeper, and I kicked my legs, thrashing to free myself from it. Above me, all I saw were the distorted images of the sky as it faded from sight.

Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids) she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights. When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.

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