Thursday, May 28, 2015

#IndieShoutout: Emily Evans (The Accidental Series)

About the Author

Emily Evans writes fun, young adult romance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in History from Texas A&M University, and is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at American College Dublin in Ireland. A native Houstonian, she loves travel, movies, and books.

Find Emily Evans: Website/Goodreads/Twitter

About The Accidental Series

The Accidental Movie Star

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Synopsis: How did Ashley spend her summer vacation? Imagine the hottest guy in Hollywood. Do you see the girl next to him, the one handing him a cup of coffee? Yeah. That’s her.

Interning on a major motion picture is not all bad. She gets to watch some of the scenes and even offer her opinion. “That kiss looked lame. Laughably weak. There’s no chance at an MTV award with that kiss.” LOL.

Until the director says, “Hey, Intern. Yeah, you. Ashley. You’re right. So, teach Caspian how to kiss. Oh, and get in front of the camera. We're going to need you in this next shot."


The Accidental TV Star

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Synopsis: Marissa, a recent high school graduate and amateur chef, loves cooking, the culinary reality show Scoop Out, and hot Scottish movie star Garrett Campbell. 

Despite her big dreams, her feet are firmly planted on the non-slip, rubber floor mat behind the counter of the Texas Fry Hut. 

-- until she receives a wild job offer --

Spend the summer cooking for Garrett Campbell in Hollywood.

The Accidental Action Star

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Synopsis: College freshman Hannah dreams of becoming an artist for a major motion picture studio. And, she’s got a shot…if she can get Max Stone to sign a few little forms. 

Max Stone. 

The Max Stone – the studio’s hottest, top-ranked, action star. Dark hair. Golden Eyes. 


Maybe she’ll get to draw him. Maybe she’ll get a date out of this. Or, two or three...

Sure, Max never dates a girl more than twice. And, he doesn't date nice girls, or co-workers, or crazy artists…and Hannah is all three….but if Max thinks Hannah will take ‘no’ for an answer, he doesn't know crazy. And the best way to get close to Max is to take a role in his film.

Meet Hannah – the Accidental Action Star.

The Accidental Rock Star

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Synopsis: Imagine the hottest rock star on the planet. Do you see the girl next to him, the one teaching him to play guitar? Yeah. That’s Aria.

Aria knows that the new guy’s picking up the guitar fast. She knows he wants to start a garage band after school. And she knows he can sing. Man, can he sing.

Senior year’s rocking. 

Until Aria figures out the true identity of the hot new guy…He’s Sax Grayson. Freaking Sax Grayson! 

She’s dating a multi-platinum artist. She’s kissing a Grammy-award winning singer. She’s in a garage band with a rock star!

*Warning: Language

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#WaitingOnWednesday: The Leveller (The Leveller #1) by Julia Durango

The Leveller (The Leveller #1)

Author: Julia Durango

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Synopsis: Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, while their bodies languish in a sleeplike state on the couch. Irritated parents, looking to wrench their kids back to reality, hire Nixy to jump into the game and retrieve them. 

But when the game’s billionaire developer loses track of his own son in the MEEP, Nixy is in for the biggest challenge of her bounty-hunting career. Wyn Salvador isn’t some lazy kid looking to escape his homework: Wyn does not want to be found. And he’s left behind a suicide note. Nixy takes the job but quickly discovers that Wyn’s not hiding—he’s being held inside the game against his will. But who is holding him captive, and why?

Nixy and Wyn attempt to fight their way out of a mind game unlike any they’ve encountered, and the battle brings them closer than either could have imagined. But when the whole world is virtual, how can Nixy possibly know if her feelings are real?

OUR THOUGHTS: A girl who is a bounty hunter for a virtual world? YES! We aren't gamers--I mean we don't mind playing Playstation 4, Wii, Xbox or you know, in ancient times, Sega--but we do love us some kickbutt heroines ;) How cool would be to step into a virtual reality and hang out there for a while (without fraying your brain to pieces that is)? Add a hottie heir to a fortune and the possiblity that someone sinister is trying to do something very naughty with the vitural world and you've got the makings of a drama-filled book. Adding THE LEVELLER to our future TBR list and you should do the same!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

#BookBirthdayTuesdays: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest & The Cage by Megan Shepherd


Two best friends, creating a comic book world. 

One mysteriously may have come back from the dead.

Five teenagers kidnapped from earth.

Trapped in a zoo from another planet.

Two very different books, both filled with wonderfully interesting tales to be told!

We can't wait to discover what the hecks is going on in both!!

You should definitely grab copies for yourself!!

I Am Princess X

Author: Cherie Priest

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Synopsis: Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. 

Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X? 

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives.

The Cage (The Cage #1)

Author: Megan Shepherd 

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Synopsis: When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?


Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
The Eternal City by Paula Morris
Emancipated by M.G. Reyes
Dime by E.R. Frank
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
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