Saturday, November 3, 2012

October Wrap-Up

Hi guys! First thing's first: I reached 600 followers this past week!

I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to have a giveaway or not...

So college has been nuts. It's so different being on the quarter system than the semester system. It goes a lot faster than I'm used to and the material is slightly harder depending on the class. But I like all my teachers and this past week has been the worst so far. Which of course was Halloween week.

Let's see, any bookish news... I still haven't gotten back any positive responses to my query letters for my novel, which is depressing. But on the plus side, I've been winning books like a mad woman and should have an IMM video up in maybe a week or so. I know it's totally lame and I feel like I haven't talked to you guys in forever! Also, I'm working on a read-along of an awesome series with Books Over Boys where the third book is coming out in January, so look for that near the end of this month. I recently finished a book that I was a beta reader for, which is one of the biggest honors I've ever had as a reader or a blogger. I actually get to tell the author what I think about the book, and she might even change some things because of it! That feels so amazingly awesome to me, so I want to thank Trisha Wolfe for giving me this opportunity.

I've missed going to events in LA and not seeing my local blogging friends, but hopefully we can all converge once again sometime soon!



Fireblood (Fireblood #1) by Trisha Wolfe

I'm so sorry guys, I just haven't been reading as much because of school. But I hope you still enjoy what I do post up when they're not reviews.


To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin. 

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult. 

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out. 

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

PUBLICATION DATE: November 13th, 2012

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

NOTE: I haven't actually read this one yet, but I was just going to use Fireblood again since I haven't read much this month. I plan on reading this one soon, and this cover is just gorgeous!

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


  1. Hey, congratulations with the success of your blog! That's very exciting. It sounds like you've had some great opportunities recently, too :)


  2. hi nicole!

    lots to say. first, congrats on 600 followers. that's pretty awesome. next, yay for college! i was on the quarter system, too, so i didn't know anything else. but it is pretty intense since you have a shorter time for each class. that does mean that you get to take a lot of cool classes though (if you can get in that is). but we miss you a lot down here. we were thinking that you might have winter break soon and maybe we can all hang out before holiday plans start to get too crazy.

    don't get too down about the novel queries. i know you know this but, sometimes it takes awhile for a book to be picked up. don't give up!

    hope you're having a nice, cool weekend in sb. let's make plan soon!

    :) thuy


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