Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Goddess Inheritance

This will be the third book in the series and will be released in March 2013.
I think this is my favorite cover so far.  I love the color of her eyes.  There seems to be a certain ageless intensity in them.
What do you think?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cover Reveal: Timeless

Timeless by Michelle Madow
What do you think of the cover?
I like that the mask is finally off!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Young Adult Series by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess
The Arcana Chronicles #1

I know this doesn't come out until later this fall but I just couldn't wait any longer to tell you guys about it!
I managed to get my hands on an ARC of Poison Princess and can I just say that this may very well be the best and most original book that I have ever read. 

 Poison Princess is going to top every single chart!! If you are in doubt about reading it don't be. Go preorder in right now.

 You are going to devour this book in just a few short hours and when its over your going to be left wanting more!

This is by far the BEST young adult book that I have ever read!

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)

Description from The Arcana Chronicles website:

In her young adult debut, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces a dark and intriguing world, full of unspeakable danger and irresistible romance.

22 Arcana cards. 22 young assassins. May the best hand live.
Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene’s horrific hallucinations predicted the apocalypse, and the end of the world brought her all sorts of new powers. With the earth scorched and few survivors, Evie teams up with handsome and dangerous Jack Deveaux in a race to find answers. They discover that that an ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens have been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole will be released on October 2, 2012.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: Ever After by Kim Harrison

EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison
The Hollows #11
January 22nd 2013

Isnt this just beautiful.  I love the color!  I think this might be my favorite Hollows cover to date!

Have you read The Hollows series yet?

What do you think of the cover?

ARC Review: The Demoness Of Waking Dreams

The Demoness of Waking Dreams (The Company of Angels, #2)

Title: The Demoness of Waking Dreams

Author: Stephanie Chong
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Mira Books
Source: ARC from NetGalley 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400

Even ANGELS can be tough... Ex-cop Brendan Clarkson is an angel with an edge. His tough exterior is the perfect camouflage for his job-hunting down the most dangerous criminals on earth. Brendan's a self-reliant and demanding lone wolf, constantly on the brink of clashing with his superiors at the Company of Angels.

Brendan is the perfect angel to track and capture demoness Luciana Rossetti. Luciana's cool, green-eyed beauty masks her true nature: inside, she's a dangerous and malevolent killer. Yet, she sees what most people don't-that beneath the layers of Brendan's rugged shell beats the heart of a passionate lover.

They are perfectly matched. Yin and yang. Angel and demon. Man and woman. But only one of them can win the battle of wills, of strength and of desire.


The Demoness of Waking Dream was a very dark and enthralling read.  I loved that while reading the book I never knew what was going to happen.  I liked the struggle between good and evil.  It was a very new approach to the same old angels and demons stories.  I couldn't get enough!

Luciana is a Demoness who has created a poison that is lethal to angels and demons alike.  She is extremely dangerous and the company of angels will do whatever it takes to stop her.

Brendan is the Angel that has been given the assignment to stop Luciana.  He suffers from his tragic past but when he meets Luciana all of his previous torment is lessened.  He finds him self falling in love with the very Demoness he was supposed to bring in.

Luciana and Brendan are on the opposite ends of the whole Good vs Evil game but they just work together.  They seem to balance each other out so well that I began to think they should just stop choosing sides and start choosing love.

The only thing I hated about this book was that we did not get a happily ever after.  Luciana doesn't think that she is good enough to be with Brendan so she runs.  Brendan vows to wait for her but for me that wasn't enough.

I look forward to the next book because I want to see Luciana let go of her guilt and accept a life with Brendan.  As a team those two have the potential to save the world.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blog Hop: What Do You Look For In A Review?


This Hop is sponsored by Reading Romances and they want to know...

What do you look for in a review?

Whether you’re writing or reading one, there are certain things you always look for. What are those? What do you think are the most important elements you think the reviewer should include? What would you like see more? Less? What is the role of a review? How important is it?

When writing or reading a review I enjoy seeing the following...

I want to see is if the book was enjoyable in the first sentence or two.

I enjoy seeing a rating for the book! 

I don't want any spoilers but a base line of what it is about so I can determine if it is something I think would interest me.

I like having a basic knowledge of the book without knowing what happens in the end. I want to find that out for myself.

Was it funny,suspenseful,sexy... Does the book leave you begging for more or are you satisfied in the end?   I really want to know if the book has a major cliffhanger or not.  I don't really like cliffhangers and if a book has one I may wait till the next book comes out before reading it.

I enjoy seeing favorite quotes from the book! Those are always fun.

I always want to see the following...

I want to see a picture of the book. 

I want to see the release date, publisher, and format. 

I also like to see how many pages are in the book, the genre and if it is a series which number. 

Now hop on to the next blog to see what they look for in a review!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spotlight and Contest: Books For Bunnies ~ Over 150 Prizes

Books for bunny’s is an event set up by the blogger over at The Bunny’s Review and coordinated with the help of blogger Alchemy of Scrawl.

These two ladies have worked tirelessly in getting authors to donate eBooks’ for the event. Currently there are over 100 eBooks that have been donated. Along with over 30 print books donated. Some of the print books are even signed by the author’s themselves.
The event is to help raise money for the House Rabbit Society.

The House Rabbit Society or HRS is a 501 non-profit organization to help raise awareness and to rescue rabbits from animal shelters. Below is a little about the background of the HRS.

House Rabbit Society


House Rabbit Society is a national, nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Richmond, California. Our mission has two parts:

  • Through our fostering program, volunteers rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent adoptive homes for them.
  • Through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits — and to improve bunnies' lives — by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.
In line with our mission, we are against the exploitation of rabbits.

Since HRS was founded in 1988, over 25,000 rabbits have been rescued through our foster homes across the United States. Many of these bunnies had run out of time at animal shelters and were scheduled for euthanasia; others had been deemed "unadoptable" because of age, health, or disposition. Because there is no time limit on our rescued rabbits, HRS foster parents are able to spend time getting to know each individual bunny and can then match him or her with an appropriate home. We neuter/spay all incoming rabbits, obtain any necessary veterinary care, and attend to their social needs.

In caring for so many diverse bunnies, our all-volunteer organization has learned a tremendous amount about their social, behavioral, and medical requirements. By sharing the collected information these rabbits have taught us, we are able to help other people improve their relationships with their rabbits. HRS provides educational materials to veterinarians and humane societies and helps individual rabbit people solve behavior and health problems, primarily through our web site,, and our quarterly publication, House Rabbit Journal.

Over the past 20 years, HRS has grown from 300 to more than 8,000 members, with local chapters and educators in over 30 states plus Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. Our web site,, is accessed over 100,000 times a day by people in dozens of countries around the world.


We are asking people to donate money to the HRS at this link through Network for Good.

The person that makes a donation will receive either an eBook or print book equal to the amount donated. There are books ranging in price from 99 cents to $27.00. There are several print copies of the books that have been autographed by the author.

The person that donates will receive an email thanking them for donating. That email needs to be forwarded to This will show the amount that has been donated. Please remember there is not any donation that is too small. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. The HRS will use the money to either help pay for vet bills or help in finding a forever home for the hundreds of bunnies in their care.

Please if possible take a moment to donate a couple of dollars to the HRS you never know what bunnies life you might be saving.
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How to Enter:

1) Donate money to the HRS at this link through Network for Good. You must make a CASH donation for ANY amount to the House Rabbit Society.

2) For your generous donation you are entered to win a chance at one of over 150 prizes listed here.

3) Submit your entry via the Rafflecopter form below.

4) You will then get a confirmation email directly from the House Rabbit Society. This email MUST be forwarded to in order to verify your donation.

Please if possible take a moment to donate a couple of dollars to the HRS.

You never know what bunny’s life you might be saving.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: The Golden Lily

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
Title:  The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2)
Author:  Richelle Mead
Release Date:  June 12th 2012            
Publisher:  Razorbill
Source:  Purchased
Hardcover:  418 pages

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.


The Golden Lily was beautifully written and full of entertainment.  I really enjoyed it.  It seemed to me that is was a bit of a bridging book.  It helped to clear up any questions from Bloodlines while setting the scene for the third book The Indigo Spell, which I assume will be an action packed, sit on the edge of your seat and stay up all night to finish kind of book. 
The character development was intense.  I really enjoyed watching Sydney grow as a young woman.  She tries so hard to do her job but she has too good of a heart to turn her back on those she has grown to love.  She does love all those vampires even if she wont admit it. 

I think that Sydney having to do magic was epic.   I liked that her teacher took a round about way of having her learn magic and I was happy to see Sydney complete the spells on her own.  That girl needs to let go of other peoples beliefs and learn to stand on her own two feet.  She is so smart and I think as the series progresses we will be seeing her become a force to be reckoned with.

Adrian was as handsome as ever and I loved watching all his feelings play out!  He seems to have grown the most.  I really hope that he learns to stick to his commitments.  He has the ability for greatness and I cant wait to see how he gets there. 

You can tell that he is falling for Sydney but it kills me that she is so oblivious about relationships.  I cant wait until they get together.  I will be thrilled to see Adrian happy.

We learned a lot about the Vampire Hunters and what they plan to accomplish.  I think that it was an interesting twist to bring in the hunters.  The fact that they used to be a part of the Alchemist team just makes for perfect drama. 

The Golden Lily wasn't as action packed as the previous books but it was a fun and adventure filled read.  I cant wait for The Indigo Spell which is the next installment in the Bloodlines series.

Friday, August 10, 2012


I am way behind on announcing winners but here goes...

Blood and Guitars ebook ~ Contest Patti

No Strings - Mystery Box of Books ~ Lisa  Confirmed

Summer Lovin - Goddess Interrupted ~ Juana   Confirmed

Summer Reads - Eternal Kiss of Darkness & Mencheres Bracelet ~ Raelena    Confirmed

Emails have been sent!

Cover Reveal: Oath Bound

Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent

February 19th 2013

I must admit I get a bit fan girly over Rachel's books but I really like this cover!  If you haven't read her books yet you are missing out.

What do you think about the cover of Oath Bound? 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Before I Wake

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

Soul Screamers #6

339 pages          
June 26th 2012            
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

I died on a Thursday-killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn't get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school... 

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life....


Before I Wake was just AMAZING.  Kaylee has become this incredibly strong women and I am so proud of her.  She has a series of ups and downs through out this book and I loved it.  She feels everything whole hearted and that is what makes her so great.  

Then there is Tod!  Tod is sweet, strong and completely in love with Kaylee.  He has already offered up his life for hers and he would do it again and again.  He is the only thing keeping Kaylee connected to her humanity.   I swear I love Tod just as much as Kaylee does.  He is why she keeps moving forward.  I was so excited that they finally moved their relationship to the next level.   He offers her sanctuary in this book and I see them having a great future together.

The action was great.  I never expected the Hellions to figure out a way to cross over to the real world.  This changes all the rules.  People die this time and it takes its toll on everyone.  There are deals being made and truths being revealed.  All Hell is about to break loose. 

Before I Wake was an emotional roller coaster for me.  One minute I was wanting to smile and laugh the next I was grabbing the tissues.  Then there were several time that I was mad enough to go up against a Hellion myself.  I loved it!!

Before I Wake is the sixth book in the Soul Screamers series. There is only one book left until it is over. I have grown to love all the characters in this series and I hope they all get happy endings.  Who knows maybe we will get a spin off?

I cant wait for the next book With All My Soul
 All I can say is...
Watch Out All Hellions!!
 Kaylee is pissed off and about to kick some ass.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Kiss The Dead

Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #21)

359 pages
June 5th 2012           

Summary from Goodreads: 

When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more…

But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them…


I have loved every book in this series since the very beginning and this one was no different.  The complex world that LKH has created never lets me down. 

In Kiss The Dead we kind of go back to Anita's roots.  The story surrounded mostly police work on a vampire case.  I loved seeing the interrogations, the standoffs and all the other police action. 

I love seeing Anita interact with all her men.  She seems to have finally found a happy place with herself and what her life is like.  Since Anita is not fighting everything anymore she is more at ease which in turn makes all the men easier for her deal with. 

The sex scenes were mild but very enjoyable.  LKH seemed to concentrate more on Anita's relationships than she did then the sex in this book and it was very refreshing to see everyone evolve so much.

Jean-Claude has been there for Anita from the very beginning and it was great to have him be such a large part of this book.  Nathaniel, Micah, Sin and Asher were also major players this time.

I loved every page of this book and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Anita Blake Series.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Author Interview & Giveaway with Heather Jensen

Thank you so much Heather for stopping by Mortality Bites to talk with us today.  Heather is the amazing author of Blood and Guitars.  She has finished the second book in the series Immorals and Melodies and is currently working on the third book.
You can find our review of Blood and Guitars here

The Interview:

MB:  Why did you self publish? It seems like you could easily get a publisher.

HJ:  I self-publish because I really like to have some say in every aspect of my book. I like being able to set the price of my books so they are affordable to readers. Some publishing companies still charge around $10 or more for an e-book, and that just doesn't work for me. I guess I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to my passion. I like having the final say on the cover, the price, the format and feel of the actual book layout and so on.

MB:   How did you come up with Blood laced wine. I really liked that.

HJ:  Thanks! The blood-laced wine is something I always sort of imagined when I started dreaming up this series over ten years ago. I imagined my vampires having something that appeared classy and elegant, but at the same time was not at all what it appeared to be.

MB: Was it difficult to come up with the the lyrics for Treys songs.

HJ:  Yes and no. Writing songs for the books has been one of the most rewarding parts for me. I've always loved writing songs, but it wasn't until I began writing songs for Blood And Guitars that I realized I'm a much better songwriter as Trey than I ever have been as Some of the songs were written in as little as ten minutes and others were a labor of love that I poured over on and off for several months. I love every second of it, though.

MB:   Is root beer your drink of choice because it seemed to be Aurora's favorite?

HJ:  It's funny that you ask. I was just talking about the beauty of Root Beer with my dad yesterday at a McDonald's. His Pepsi from the fountain drink machine was gross, and I told him to dump it out and get Root Beer. Without even asking for an explanation he responded with, "You know. You're probably right. Root Beer is a safe choice pretty much anywhere."

In that way, I guess I do prefer Root Beer sometimes. My favorite is actually Dr. Pepper but I don't drink a lot of soda in general.

MB:  Will this continue as a series or will it be wrapped up after the second book?

HJ:  I'm currently writing the third, and what I expect to be the last, book in the series. It's titled Fangs And Fame.

MB:  I really enjoyed reading about Mark. Will he ever get his own book?

HJ:  What a great question. As I mentioned before, I've only planned three books for the series but I will never rule out the possibility of doing a spin off in the future in that same world I've created. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed Mark's character so much. He really doesn't get the credit he deserves for being such a great guy and his story really is an intriguing one. He plays an even bigger role in Immortals And Melodies than he does in Blood And Guitars.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Reveiw: Blood and Guitars

358 pages
May 21, 2011


When Aurora meets Trey, a famous singer and musician, she’s only hoping to get her fill of human blood for the week. The last thing Aurora expects is for Trey to make her feel alive for the first time since she was, well, alive. It begins with a casual painting lesson at her art studio, The Waking Moon, and quickly turns into a forbidden romance. Aurora is forced to hide her true identity from Trey, while keeping her relationship with the human a secret from other vampires in her Brood. Trey’s band is recording a new album and with Aurora as his muse, Trey is writing songs like never before. After being hired by their record label to paint the cover of the new album, Aurora has a legitimate reason for spending so much time with Trey and his band mates. Aurora can’t deny the unexpected connection she has with Trey, which is fueled by glimpses into his emotions every time they share a kiss. Caught between two worlds, Aurora must attend celebrity award shows and vampire rituals, find time to feed, and protect Trey from the dangers of the night, all while preserving her secrets. 


Blood and Guitars was a great story about forbiden love between a young vampire and a young rock star. A chance meeting between the two at a bar changes both their lives forever. Trey who has been experiencing writers block is now full of lyrics. Aurora knows that spending so much time with Trey is dangerous when she starts to have feelings for him. Relationships between vampires and humans are forbidden. When Aurora is hired on by the band to do the artwork for their new album cover the wrong vampires find out about their relationship. With Treys life in danger Aurora struggles to find a way to keep him safe but how is that possible? The odds are against them. Will they find a way to stay together, will love be enough to pull them through or will everything fall apart? I can't wait to read the next book and find out.

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