My Beautiful Lipstick Award!

My Beautiful Lipstick Award

Oh I’m SO EXCITED! I have been given the “Beautiful Lipstick” award by the very sweet Marian! Thank you so much!! And Im not sure if this is a Grazie award or the My beautiful lipstick award, but it was presented to me this way.

There are only a few rules….
1. Include the award logo in your post or on your blog

2. Say 7 random things about yourself that the readers don’t know yet

3.  Nominate 5 – 10 other blogs you usually follow

4. Let the nominees know that they are nominated & include their blog-links

5. Link the person who nominated you

Easy, isn’t it? :)

Let the fun begin!

1. I’m very addicted to Karmin’s song “brokenhearted” right now! I’m sure that will change soon, lol.

2. I’ve read more books this year than I read in the past 5 years combined! And I’m enjoying every minute of it!

3. I’m a ghost hunter at heart! That would be my profession if I could afford it! LOL. My hubby and sister in law enjoy it just as much and want to start a paranormal group named Z.E.N. paranormal! Wanna join?? 😉

4. I Can’t stand the Kardashians BUT somehow can’t get enough of them! Grrrr! I was glad when Lamar Odom quit the Mavericks, even though I don’t watch basketball.

5. I’m really into scary movies! My favorite one is Evil Dead and Mostly all the Zombie ones! I’m even writing a zombie book! check out the 1st chapter HERE.

6. I have a Jack Russel Terrier named Ripley. She’s really sweet to humans….but she hates her own kind! I’m trying the dog whisperer techniques on her, but either her or I aren’t getting it!

7. My facebook page could use more followers! That means you should really follow me 🙂 ————————————->

Here are my nominees:

1. Write, Wrong, and Everything in Between

2. The Cine Files

3. Jonababez

4. Should Be Reading

5. Reviewing Shelf

Blog Tour: Until Next Time

First off I would like to thank Tribute Books and Amy Lignor for giving me the opportunity to read Until Next Time!

What the Books All About:

 How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the ‘life’ they’ve been assigned. What they don’t realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz’s establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel’s path and a warrior’s plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that’s ripping them apart.

My Review:

 

 First things first, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cover for this book. The Gothic feel of the cover alone made me very excited to start reading this book. The cracking heart and what it symbolizes (at least to me) in the book is a nice touch.

The book began and I was  engrossed into what Amy Lignor depicts as Heaven. She beautifully describes the scenery and the people (or Angels, saints, and souls, rather). This book takes Angels and souls to another level. I don’t want to give any of the plot away, but you watch Emily, an angel, as she is sent down to earth to help a lost soul. When she is on earth, she is Liz. Honestly, right at first, I was a bit lost on the fact that she was switching from one to the other. Its not explained that well, but I caught on and in no time, it was no longer confusing. In the mean time, this is also happening to her best friend and the one she was meant to be with, Matt. He is Daniel on earth. So the chapters not only switch from Emily to Liz, but some switch from Matt to Daniel. Again, at first, confusing but you get the hang of it.

“We could make our own fire, Liz the Lovely- with enough light to illuminate all of Achill Sound.”

The setting is in the 1800’s Ireland. Which I loved, by the way. It felt like, although there isn’t anything modern getting in the way, the humanity of Liz and Daniel is gut wrenching. I would feel like it was the end of the world if I had to say goodbye and didn’t know when I would talk to my best friend possibly my soul mate, every again.

“I’ll fix this. I’ll make this right. Someday, I’ll make her understand that she was born to be with me.”

When Liz is faced with the opportunity to get away from all she knows, I felt like the choice she made was made rather quickly. Like literally within what felt like 30 mins of being faced with said decision.  This irritated me at first, but THEN there is a FANTASTIC little twist and all is forgotten!

With a few tiny flaws, overall this book is awesome, a must read for any of my readers. You will enjoy all the emotions you feel, and there is much to relate to. I felt as if Liz could be any of us, although our situations may be different, she feels like a real person, like we all have walked in her shoes. Does that make sense? 🙂

Here’s a bit about Amy Lignor and where you can find her on facebook:

Amy Lignor began her career at Grey House Publishing in northwest Connecticut where she was the Editor-in-Chief of numerous educational and business directories.

Now she is a published author of several works of fiction. The Billy the Kid historical The Heart of a Legend; the thriller, Mind Made; and the adventure novel, Tallent & Lowery 13.

She is also the owner of The Write Companion, a company that offers help and support to writers through a full range of editorial services from proofreading and copyediting to ghostwriting and research. As the daughter of a research librarian, she is also an active book reviewer.

Currently, she lives with her daughter, mother and a rambunctious German Shepherd named Reuben, in the beautiful state of New Mexico.

Like Amy Lignor on Facbook HERE

Check out more books from Tribute HERE

Check out the book’s official website HERE

WWW Wednesdays 4/25

This is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ ShouldBeReading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?




My answers:

What are you currently reading?

So far, so good. don’t you just love the cover? Its so Gothic and awesome!

What did you recently finish reading?

Check out my review on this book, HERE

What do you think you’ll read next?

Sounds interesting. Haven’t done my usual research on it, reading other reviews and what not, yet. But most likely I will give it a shot. Plus, it was free on amazon!

Happy reading & reviewing!

I Gotta Button!

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Friday Finds (4/20)

This weekly Meme is hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading

MizB asks “What great books did you hear about or discover this past week? Share with us your Friday finds!”

Here is what I found this past week and can’t wait to read!

(one I am currently reading, check my sidebar!)

  • Bloody Little Secrets By Karly Kirkpatrick
  • Wraith By Angel Lawson
  • Branded By Keary Taylor
  • Throwaway By Heather Huffman

What have you found this week? Have a great weekend!

Review: ReVamped

ReVamped by Ada Adams

 

Rating:

GoodReads Description:

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

Review:

ReVamped is such an original story! Its so refreshing to read a vampire story that doesn’t, not even once, remind me of twilight. This book is stocked full of action, suspense, mystery, and just a pinch of romance. Adams is such an intelligent writer who took vampires to a different level. A level that was really cool at that! All the while leaving in some of the age-old folklore associated with them.

Dawn, is a 19 year old vampire, in actual years. She is sent on her first mission to help the new guardians of a town called Angel Creek. When she gets there she realizes that she has a lot more on her plate than she originally expected. I really like this character, i would say her only flaw is that she is too trusting at the get-go. I feel like some things could have been solved a bit easier if she would of had intuition. My favorite character in the book is Sophie! She is so sweet and although older than most of them is very naive about her life and who she is. Its nice to see her evolve throughout the course of the book. Her romance with the Sebastian is really well written, light enough as it should be for a YA book.

The only flaw-ish in this book is that the author tends to get off course while writing the book. Sometimes I was a little overwhelmed with how much detail is given, especially in the first few chapters. Despite that, its definitely a page turner and is a fun read! Thanks to Ada for giving me the opportunity to read ReVamped! I am impatiently waiting for ReAwakened to be released this summer!

Sunshine Blog Award!

SUNSHINE BLOG AWARD!

I’m so excited and honored! I got nominated by the very sweet Marian for this awesome Sunshine Blog award. It means a lot, thanks!

Here are the rules…

1.  Include the award logo in your post & on your blog.

2.  Answer 10 questions about yourself – You can make up your own or you can use mine.

3.  Nominate 5 – 10 other wonderful bloggers.

4.  Let the other nominees know they are nominated and include links to their blog.

5.  Link the person who nominated you.

Let the fun begin…

1. What book are you currently reading?

I’m reading ReVamped By Ada Adams. I’m only two chapters in and I’m hooked! So spoiler alert, the review is most likely going to be a good one 😉

2. Whats your fave character in a book you’ve read this year?

Most definitely Kayden from Illumine by Alivia Anders. Hes such a smart ass, oh… and he’s a demon so he’s also a bad ass!

3. My favorite quote from a book:

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, & it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe in My Story

4. Favorite book series:

Hands Down: The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris.

5. (So the next obvious question should be) Vampires or Werewolves?

Vampires! Yes, I would rather be a vampire, never see the light of day again and live forever over a werewolf !

6. When do you find time to read?

Middle of the night, usually! Im always regretting it the next morning! LOL

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of:

My Mom and Dad. They both have worked in the printing industry since I was born, so I can remember how they used to smell like paper and I loved it so much. ❤

8. If I could be the lead character in a book (mention the title), it would be:

Katniss from the Hunger Games! (haha, I know she makes it out okay!)

9. What are your favorite TV shows?

How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, The Killing. There’s more, I know there is but that’s what is my fave right now!

10. What your favorite movie?

Empire Records! LOVE IT! Gotta love the 90’s !

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I Nominate:

Alivia Anders Blog

♥ Reviewing Shelf

In Libris Veritas

Jonababez

Just Can’t Know

The Cine-Files

ILLUMINES WISH GIVEAWAY!

First off, Happy Easter! I hope you had a wonderful day, and now its time to kick off Illumines Wish! What is Illumines Wish, you ask? Well, its a fun way to promote the second book in the Illumine Series coming out in July called Obumbrate! Check out my review of Illumine here! The upside is, Im giving away a SIGNED copy of Illumine (the first book in this series)  to one lucky winner and 4 signed bookmarks to the runner ups!

Click on this  to enter my giveaway! (giveaway closed)

My giveaway runs from today to the 13th of April, so enter NOW! (my giveaway rules)

BUT WAIT! Thats not all! On Alivia Anders blog (the awesome author) she is giving away 10 ARC’s of the new book Obumbrate! Check it out, here!

BUT WAIT! Thats not all! You gotta go check out the other blogs that are participating! Thats even more chances to win! (Remember, the event runs through the 14th of April, so all blogs may not have their giveaways up yet, so you gotta keep checking back.)

Your’e Welcome 😉 and Good Luck!

mysteriousmysteries ♥ Laird Sapir: Shabby Chic Sarcasm ♥ Nyx Book Reviews ♥ Treasured Tales For Young Adults ♥ Living, Learning, and Loving Life ♥ All Things Books ♥ Hope, Love, and Happy Endings ♥ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile ♥ All Things About Books ♥ Starry Night Book Reviews ♥ Delphina Reads Too Much ♥  J. A. Belfields Blog ♥ Synchronized Reading ♥ Short and Sweet Reviews ♥ Pages of Forbidden Love ♥ Uniquely Moi Books ♥

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

The winner of the Signed Copy of Illumine By Alivia Anders is:

Elizabeth Venegas!

The Winners of the Signed Illumine bookmarks:

Emily Rencich!

Eileen Barron!

Jason Peach!

Irma Ramos!

Winner were chosen through Random.org and Rafflecopter.com. Congratulations to you all and I will now be contacting you by email of your winnings!

New Blog Name

Hi Yall. The blog has changed from NatandDee’s Book Nook to Nat’s Book Nook. Im doing the work on here and so its only fair that the blog become mine full time. DeeDee will hopefully be on from time to time to add some reviews. Please keep tuning in! Thanks!