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All’s Fair by Suzie Quint

All’s Fair
(A McKnight Romance, #1.5)
By: Suzie Quint
Publisher: Self-published
Published: Oct. 11, 2011
Genre: Romance
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Sol McKnight has trouble letting go of his ex-wife. If that means he has to torpedo her love life, then so be it. After all . . . All’s fair in love and war.

 

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“What?! That’s it?!”– That is pretty much how I felt when this book ended. I will admit that I read the second book, Knight of Hearts, before reading this little snippet of Sol’s. Even so, I still enjoyed Sol’s quirkiness and his softer side since you don’t really see too much of it in “Knight of Hearts”.

The story starts out with Sol taking his daughter Eden to a carnival which just so happens to be the place that his ex-wife is currently on a date. Once he “bumps into” Georgia and her date he talks Eden into going on a ride with her mother so that he can have some one on one time with the new beau. After he works his magic, Sol has the guy running from Georgia. Which of course infuriates her once she finds out what made the guy turn tail and run from her. However, when Sol gets injured while bull riding she is put on the spot to watch over him for the night to make sure that he is okay… and the old flames start to rekindle.

I wished there was more to the story because I really like Sol’s character but I understand that it’s just a taste of what’s to come for Sol and Georgia. I cannot wait until this story is released.

 

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The absurd things he tells Georgia’s date was pretty hilarious. And I must agree with Sol, that if someone could believe the junk that was spewing out of his mouth, then it’s best for Georgia that Sol scared him away.

“Just so you know. I still love George-Georgia. But the changes…” Sol shook his head. “They just don’t turn me on. That don’t mean I won’t get a couple of my cowboy buddies and stomp you if you hurt him… her.”

 

 

Guest Post with D.T Dyllin author of Enemy Through the Gates

We have the lovely D.T Dyllin joining us today. She’s bringing it back old school style to talk about the genre Young Adult and what exactly constitutes a YA novel. So without further ado, we hand the mic… er, I mean blog over to D.T… Take it away!

 

D.T. Dyllin was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs. She’s a cynical-optimist, chocolate-holic, sarcasm addict, paranormal believer, self imposed insomniac, Sci-Fi geek and an animal lover.
Enemy Through The Gates is her debut novel.

For more information about this D.T check out her website.

You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

 

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Review: Enemy Through The Gates by D.T Dyllin

Enemy Through The Gates
(P.J. Stone, #1)
By: D.T Dyllin
Publisher: iUniverse
Published: Feb. 10, 2012
Genre: Mature YA (17+)
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P.J. Stone, like most eighteen-year-old girls, is a little boy crazy and somewhat obsessed with finding the perfect boyfriend. Some days she feels like she might be the last remaining virgin in her entire high school, and maybe even the entire tri-state area.

After a traumatic night at a friend’s party, P. J. realizes what she truly wants has been right under her nose all along. Bryn O’Bannon, her best friend and partner in crime since age five, is head over heels in love with her, and she feels the same about him.

But P.J.’s life isn’t that simple. She’s a member of a separate society that exists secretly among the rest of the world; the society raises gifted individuals to protect the world from interdimensional interlopers, and P. J. was taught to put duty before her heart. She is expected to choose a suitable mate in order to perpetuate the Seer line. Unfortunately, Bryn is a Guardian and is forbidden to date—let alone mate with—a Seer such as herself.

As if figuring out her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. begins having visions of a threat to her world only she is able to perceive. Now, she must concoct and execute a plan to avert world disaster while at the same time avoiding the dissolution of her love life.

 

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Book Sniffers Anonymous’ 1st Birthday Bash!

Book Sniffers Anonymous is 1 years old! Okay so technically its birthday is the 19th but I never did have any patience. Plus who wouldn’t want to have a month long birthday party? I know I would!

Now I know most of you do bloggiversary’s but this is my baby. I have spent a lot of hours working with it. I contacted the artist who made “The Tree of Books” and asked permission to use it as the header on the blog. He checked out Book Sniffers Anonymous and gave me the green light. (Thanks Vlad!) I also did the blog’s template myself and let me just say that I am not a web designer. Heck, I can’t even draw a circle without it looking like a octagon! I spent days looking over backgrounds, fonts, colors and HTML to get the blog looking the way I wanted it to. I even made the tabs with the little open book for the different sections on the sidebars. And like all bloggers every once in a while I go in an tweak it, mess something up, go back and fix it, only to look at the blog wondering “What’s missing?” It seemed like this year was the year for all websites to get a facelift. I got hit with Twitter, Facebook went next and then Blogger decided to jump on the bandwagon as well. Let me just say that there were a few times where I wanted to chuck the computer across the room. And then I turned around and bought my own domain for Book Sniffers Anonymous. Which may not seem huge for some people but for me it was a big deal. I’ve never had my own domain before. Last but not least, I’ve also met a lot of great people due to having this blog. I feel very fortunate to have met all you awesome people in the one year that Book Sniffers Anonymous has been running. You guys rock!… So now can you see why this is more my baby than just a blog I pop into every once in a while? There may not have been bleeding… but when my a/c broke and it was over 90 degrees (F) in the house, I sweated it out while I typed up my reviews and chatted with you guys on Twitter. As for the tears… I have actually shed a few tears while typing up a review for the blog. You’ll actually get to see that review this week and you will probably know which one I’m talking about.

So, in celebration of Book Sniffers Anonymous turning the big 1, I am going to be having a lot of giveaways. I have some authors stopping by to host giveaways, so make sure to swing by for those. I also bought some books for giveaways as well. The list below is just some of the books up for grabs this month!

 
Enemy Through The Gates by D.T. Dyllin (signed paperback)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (hardcover)
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (hardcover)
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (hardcover)
Croak by Gina Damico (signed paperback)
Hold Me If You Can by Stephanie Rowe (paperback)

Let the party begin!

WITHOUT HER PASSIONS, SHE HAS NO MAGIC… 
It’s unfortunate for Natalie that Nigel Aquarian is so compelling. With his inner demons, his unbridled heat, and his “I will conquer you” looks, he calls to her in exactly the way that nearly killed her.BUT LOSING CONTROL MEANS LOSING HER LIFE… 
That he’s an immortal warrior and that her powers rise from intense passions would seem to make them a match made in heaven, but unless they embrace their greatest fears, they’ll play out their final match in hell. With a unique voice that critics say, “carves out her own niche-call it paranormal romance adventure comedy,” Stephanie Rowe delivers an irresistible pair of desperadoes dancing on the edge of pure temptation.

Review: Oh. My. Gods by Tera Lynn Childs

Oh. My. Gods.

(Oh. My. Gods., #1)
By: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Penguin
Published: May 1, 2008
Genre: YA
Source: Library
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A modern girl’s comedic odyssey in a school filled with the descendants of Greek gods.

When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe’s plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That’s right, they’re real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes-supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers. And now they’re on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win, Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.

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Guest Post: Elizabeth Luscomb

We are so happy to have Elizabeth Luscomb, author of Forgetting Susan joining us today. She has stopped by to talk a little bit about her journey to becoming a published author.

Elizabeth Luscomb was born and raised in Texas. Growing up next to her grandparents, her grandfather inspired her debut novel, Forgetting Susan. Presently, she is residing in Texas with her husband and three children.

For more information about Elizabeth, check out her website.

 

 

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Review: Wicked Weekend by Gillian Archer

Wicked Weekend

(Pleasure Code, #1)
By: Gillian Archer
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: March 12, 2012
Genre: Erotica
Source: Netgalley
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Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for “seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive.” Lauren can’t take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where he makes her scream with pleasure all night long.

But Jamie is a complicated man. He can’t handle how desperately he wants her in his bed—and his life. It’s up to Lauren to teach him how to make all night last forever.

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Review: Intangible by J. Meyers

Intangible
(Intangible, #1)
By: J. Meyers
Publisher: Self published
Published: Jan. 29, 2012
Genre: YA
Source: Author
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Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.

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Review: Maid Sama! by Hiro Fujiwara

Maid Sama!

(Maid Sama!, Vol. # 1)
By: Hiro Fujiwara
Publisher: Tokyo Pop
Published: April 7, 2009
Genre: Manga
Source:Library
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Brilliant and overachieving, Misaki Ayuzawa is the President of the Student Council at Seika High School, formerly a boys’ school. Unfortunately, most of the students are still male and stuck in their slovenly habits, so man-hating Misaki really socks it to ’em in an attempt to make the school presentable to attract more female students. But what will she do when the sexiest boy in school finds out that after school, Misaki works in a maid cafe!

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Review: Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz

Spellcaster

(Spellbound, #2)
By: Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: March 27, 2012
Genre: YA
Source: NetGalley
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Finding your eternal soul mate – easy.

Stopping a true-love-hungry evil – not so much…

After breaking a centuries-old romantic curse, Emma Connor is (almost) glad to get back to normal problems. Although…it’s not easy dealing with the jealous cliques and gossip that rule her exclusive Upper East Side prep, even for a sixteen-year-old newbie witch. Having the most-wanted boy in school as her eternal soul mate sure helps ease the pain-especially since wealthy, rocker-hot Brendan Salinger is very good at staying irresistibly close….

But something dark and hungry is using Emma and Brendan’s deepest fears to reveal damaging secrets and destroy their trust in each other. And Emma’s crash course in über-spells may not be enough to keep them safe…or to stop an inhuman force bent on making their unsuspected power its own.

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