Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Creatura by Nely Cab Book Blitz and GIVEAWAY

by Nely Cab 

Product Details

Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Nely Cab; 2 edition (August 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1489589554
ISBN-13: 978-1489589552

August 6, 2013
(From Amazon)
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he s not a monster and he s not a dream. A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are. Who would ve known...that sometimes love is lethal?

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 About the Author (from Goodreads)
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled "Creatura".

The rights to "Creatura" were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country in May 2012 and was published in June 2013.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son.
Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.

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Interview with Nely Cab
1. Tell us 5 words to describe Creatura.
Love Story, Thrilling, Surprising, Different, Intoxicating

2. Which was the main reason you started writing it?
I started writing out of boredom and took it up as hobby. I had enjoyed writing when I was younger and decided that this was something that only required my imagination and my computer.

3.How do you see your future as a writer?
I try to stay positive about new doors being opened for me as a writer even though there is a lot of competition in the literary world. But for now, I will to continue writing for you and the rest of the YA reader out there and hope for the best in my future. 

4. Do you find yourself reflected in any of the characters? In which one and in what way?
I find myself relating mostly to Nyx and Claire because they are both mothers and like to cook. They take care of their families and are ready to defend their children like a lioness. 

5.  Tell us one favorite book you've read or you want to read (except yours , of course, hihi!)
I really want to read a lot of books, but one that has caught my eye recently is “Obsidian” by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 

6. My interview ends here so I invite you to say something for my readers and your fans (or future fans).
 I’d like you all to know that your support and your interest in “Creatura” overwhelm me. I never expected such a warm reception when I first published my book, especially not from people outside the U.S. I thought for a long time that no one would take interest in my novel. But now, to know that it will soon be in a country as beautiful as Romania and read by its people that are equally or more beautiful, gives me inspiration to write. Thank you for being a part of my world and a huge part of motivation.

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"Waiting On" Wednesdays #2 Dexter's Final Cut

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. This event showcases an upcoming book that we are eagerly awaiting to be released.

Hottie Syreeta's WoW: If you have never heard of Dexter, he is a loveable serial killer. There is an Showtime series called Dexter based off these books. 
Dexter's Final Cut: A Novel

by Jeff Lindsay
September 17, 2013

 (From Amazon)
 Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.

Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.

Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.

Jeff Lindsay's razor sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays #2 (July 30)

Teaser Tuesdays hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading is a weekly Meme where you share 2 sentences from your current book. 

Please play along with Teaser Tuesdays, here is what you do...

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Make sure to leave your link so I can check out your teaser too!

Hottie Syreeta is currently reading Blood Jewel (ebook) by Georgia Cates

pg 34
"Sorry ladies, it's one of the perks of being Mr. Fabulous," he said as he used one of their towels to dry off.
"You make me want to throw up," Gia gritted through her teeth

From Goodreads:
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.

Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?

As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?

Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Feature and Follow Fridays #1

 Our very first Feature and Follow Fridays #1

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? 
The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Click here to read more.

This week's Feature Question:
What do you do with your books after you're done reading them?

Hottie Syreeta's Answer: I put them on my bookshelves and admire them. I get great pleasure at looking at my book collection. Although I am running out of space :-(

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop

The Hotties are giving away a $15 Amazon Online Gift Card. International are welcome to participate.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday #1 Autumn Whispers (July 24)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. This event showcases an upcoming book that we are eagerly awaiting to be released.

If you have not been introduced to the D'Artigo Sisters, than you are truly missing out on a FANTASTIC series. The book I am biting my nails for is actually book# 14.  The whole series is totally great!!!

 Autumn Whispers
by Yasmine Galenorn

Book Description from Amazon

September 24, 2013 
An Otherworld Novel (Book 14)
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. My sister Menolly is a vampire married to a wildly hot werepuma. And me? I’m Delilah, a two-faced werecat and Death Maiden. The Supe Community is in danger, and now it’s up to us to unravel a mystery to which we may not want the answers…

When two vampiric software engineers approach us about a missing colleague, we don’t expect to find much. But then Grandmother Coyote steps in and our simple missing persons case rapidly devolves into a nightmare of debauchery, slavery, and corporate greed. Now, we must infiltrate and destroy an underground organization of influential men, led by the mysterious Lowestar Radcliff, before they discover we’re on to them. But one misstep puts our whole operation and our lives in peril, and I must unleash my powers as a Death Maiden, even if it means destroying someone I love.

Teaser Tuesdays (July 23rd)

Teaser Tuesdays hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading is a weekly Meme where you share 2 sentences from your current book. 

Please play along with Teaser Tuesdays, here is what you do...

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Make sure to leave your link so I can check out your teaser too!

I am very excited, this will be our blogs first Teaser Tuesdays...

Hottie Syreeta is currently reading Rapture by J.R. Ward


pg 7
"There was no going back, though. He'd committed himself, and one way or the other gravity was going to win and take him down to earth - so better it be on the outside than the inside." 

From Goodreads:
Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they're over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too ...As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover's memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you're trapped in a no-holds-barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels's heart at risk, what in heaven - or in hell - will it take to save them both?

After reporter Mels Carmichael hits a disheveled man with her car
outside the local cemetery, she pays a visit to the stranger in the hospital. The only thing he remembers of his past is seeing a name written on a headstone: that of Jim Heron—a fallen angel charged with rescuing souls from the seven deadly sins. Now, as Mels struggles to help this mysterious stranger rediscover himself, Heron himself returns to prepare for a battle between good and evil.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Broken Pieces by Kelsie Blanton

Broken Pieces

(From Goodreads)
Losing the love of your life is one of the hardest things a person can experience. Losing the love of your life in an automobile accident that you walked away from is even harder. 

When everything in her life falls apart, Allie Combs is left to slowly piece it back together. In a matter of just a few hours, her life hits rock bottom, and the only person she has to help her through it is her best friend, Macy Philips.

Going on a journey around the world, Allie will learn much about herself. Will she finally let go of the guilt that has consumed her since the accident and live life to the fullest? Can she put the pieces of her life back together and still remember her love’s smile?

My Review:

I loved Kelsie Blanton’s book, Broken Pieces. First let me start by reviewing the cover, since covers are my thing. What stood out was the young lady with her beautiful green eyes staring at me. I could not tell what her expression was. Was she happy? Was she sad? All I know was that her eyes were beckoning me to find out more and that her story was going to captivate me. Let me just say, her eyes did not lie.

Author Kelsie Blanton packed such a powerful and emotional story in less than 100 pages. At the end I was left saying “Wow! How did she do that?”

She introduces us to Allie Combs and by page 4 you are totally vested in Allie’s story and her journey to try and heal. Blanton made it easy for the reader to feel like you are part of Allie’s quest to figure out if it is possible to move forward after such a tragic loss. 

Then you meet her best friend Macy Phillips. I fell in love with Macy because Blanton made this character so loveable and wanting more of her. 

Macy holds Allie’s hand as she attempts her first baby-steps to heal and the reader can feel Macy’s struggle when she watches her best friend fall time and time again from such a tragedy to when Macy has to decide if it’s time to let go of Allie’s hand so that Allie can try and find her own way, while always being there to support Allie and be her rock, should she need it.

We watch Allie struggle with coping with a future without the person she loves and trying to figure out if it is worth moving forward when the past was so great. Her story leaves you whispering to the book, "you can do it."

Blanton gives the reader such a great emotional story that will keep you turning the pages. Warning: A box of tissues is suggested, trust me it is totally worth it!

I cannot wait to see what else Blanton has in store for her readers.

Broken Pieces is without a doubt a HOT- Page Turner!!!!

About the author: (information provided by Goodreads and Amazon)

Broken Pieces
ebook Published (first published July 1st 2013) 

Kelsie Blanton is a fun-loving young woman from a small town in Kentucky. Writing has always been her passion and when she's not working at her full-time job, she is at home writing on something. Her hobbies include reading, writing, singing (poorly), dancing (again, poorly), and talking...a lot.
Surrounded by amazing friends and family that support her, Kelsie is following her dreams. Happy reading!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Hotties Are Currently Reading

Hottie Erica is currently reading:
  • Inferno, by Dan Brown 
  • We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo
Look forward reviews from Erica on the following books:
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • Happy, Happy, Happy, by Phil Robertson
  • Now the Hell Will Start:  One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II, by Brendan Koerner

The Hotties are currently reading and soon will be posting the first reviews shortly.