Thursday, 31 July 2014

Strange and Ever After Book Blitz

IFB is hosting the promo tour for the third and final book in Susan Dennard's steampunk, zombie trilogy. Continue below for a sample and a cool giveaway.

17902141Series: Something Strange & Deadly #3
Release date: July 22nd 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis via Goodreads:
In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.

He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.

Susan DennardAbout the Author
Susan Dennard is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. Strange and Ever After is the conclusion to her trilogy, which includes A Darkness Strange and Lovely and Something Strange and Deadly. Among the traits she shares with her heroine Eleanor are a weakness for Shakespeare quotes, a healthy appetite for baked goods, and an insatiable curiosity. Sadly, Susan does not get to wear a corset or wave a parasol on a daily basis.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Pretty Revealing (14)

It seems to have been a pretty quiet week all round. Here are some cover reveals I have found for you

First up we have Prince Lestat by Anne Rice. I'm not drawn in, but since it is Anne Rice and her lovely vampires I want it.

Find out more about the book HERE

Next and last we have Unchanged by Jessica Brody. This is the third book in the Unremembered series, and is following on with the same text over a faded face thing. I myself prefer the cover of Unforgotten.

Find out more about the book HERE

Told you it was a quiet week.

Did you see any covers this week that should be shared?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Retribution of Mara Dyer

 A weekly meme brought to you by Breaking The Spine where we get to show off some of the books we are waiting to be released.

 This week I am waiting on The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, book 3 of the Mara Dyer series

Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Find out more about the book HERE

Why am I waiting? Oh it's just another of those pretty covers that I must have. Since I saw book one I have wanted to hold these pretties in my hands.

What are you waiting for this week?

Monday, 21 July 2014

Dancing On Knives by Kate Forsyth ~ Review

Title:                Dancing On Knives
Author:            Kate Forsyth
Publisher:        Random House Australia
Date                02 June 2014

A damaged family and their generations of dangerous secrets

At twenty, Sara is tormented by an inexplicable terror so profound she hasn't left her home in five years. Like the mermaid in the fairytale her Spanish grandmother once told her, Sara imagines she is Dancing on Knives, unable to speak. She feels suffocated by her family, especially her father – the famous artist Augusto Sanchez – whose volcanic passions dominate their lives.

Then one stormy night, her father does not come home. His body is found dangling from a cliff face. Astonishingly, he is still alive, but the mystery of his fall can only be solved by the revelation of long-held family secrets.

At once a suspenseful murder mystery and a lyrical love story, Dancing on Knives is about how family can constrict and liberate us, how art can be both joyous and destructive, and how strength can be found in the unlikeliest places 

Well I knew from the cover it would be very different from the other books I've read by Kate Forsyth, and it was, but I was never disappointed.

This books story happens over the Easter weekend but because of all the memories that we relive with Sara we learn so much history for all the characters that everyone is so well known. The past is slowly unravelled piece by piece revealing histories, some better left in the past, others that help define the characters.

Like all the books I've read by Kate Forsyth it's easy to be there in the story and see it all as it is happening, the writing is beautiful and flowing, easy to read and keep up with.

A beautifully written piece that I'd read again.

I received and earc of this book from

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pretty Revealing (13)

I don't know about you but I love to look at pretty covers for all the wonderful books out there. Here a are few new reveals I found this week (that I have an interest it). all links will send you to

First up we have Frostfire by Amanda Hocking, book 1 of the Kanin Chronicles. I do quite like this cover, with the red on the snowy background, and the 'gate'. It's all quite inviting, like it's calling to me to come closer.

Find out more about the book HERE

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver. Where is the top of that books, it's a neat trick, vanishing like that.

Find out more about the book HERE

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman, book 2 of Seraphina. Feels a bit old timey, but it has dragons so it has to be good.

Find out more about the book HERE

Well there is this weeks reveals. It's been pretty quiet compared to some other weeks. But my eyes are satisfied with these pretties.

What do you think of these covers?

Did you spot any that really caught your eye this week?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Illusions of Fate

 A weekly meme brought to you by Breaking The Spine where we get to show off some of the books we are waiting to be released.

This week I am waiting on Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Expected publication: September 9th 2014 by HarperTeen

Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare in this lush, romantic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.

“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”

Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.

Find out more about the book HERE

Why am I waiting? Did you see the cover? Are you not intrigued? plus I do like my books by Kiersten White.

What are you waiting on this week?

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Pretty Revealing (12)

Another week of pretty book cover reveals for you!

Alexandra Adornetto has a new series starting called The Ghost House Saga, and here is the cover for the first book, titled Ghost House.

Find out more about the book HERE

I bring you Half Wild by Sally Green. Isn't it just pretty! I do like those greens and the swirlyness of the image. Uk is the black one I believe and US the grey?

Find out more about the book HERE

Next up we have Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop, which features the same character off the front of the previous books in The Others.

Find out more about the book HERE

Have you seen this cover for Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard yet? does it make you as intrigued as I am to pick it up and read it?

Find out more about the book HERE

Lastly we have Soulprint be Megan Miranda. I do like the face within the fingerprint here.

Find out more about the book Here

So there is this weeks lovely cover reveals. I think they're all quite pretty and give me some grabby hands. I can't wait until they're out and I can gaze upon the real thing instead of just images on my screen.
What do you think?