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Stacking the Shelves / Showcase Sunday #14: Week 48

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Stacking the Shelves is a feature run by Tynga’s Reviews , Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea. Both acts as a weekly book haul and is a way to showcase what books you've obtained in the last week. Bought, borrowed or gifted, physical books or eBooks – it doesn't matter. Show ‘em off!
Bought:


The Love series was on sale for $0.99 each and it was recommended by someone I trust so I went for it. We'll see how that turn out. I liked Losing It which is the first book in the series so I figure I might like Finding It, haven't read the second book yet but as far as I know they can be read as stand-alones. Suddenly Royal was on sale too, I'm not entirely sure what I think about it yet but I'll start it sometime soon.
What did you get this week? Leave a link in the comments and I'll check it out.

Book Tour: Beyond the Eyes trilogy by Rebekkah Ford + Interview

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Title: Beyond the Eyes
Series: Beyond the Eyes 1
Author: Rebekkah Ford
Pubished: June 2012
Amazon | Amazon UK
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Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.
In the small town of Astoria, Oregon, surrounded by deep forest and endless mountains, another world thrives . . . a menacing one where dark spirits dwell in soulless humans. Seventeen-year- old Paige Reed lives in this lush, picturesque setting. She’s not your average teen, though she appears to be. Not only is she heartsick, but she’s been receiving cryptic premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of four. After she hears a haunting message about herself, supernatural occurrences begin to confuse her.

Nathan Caswell seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them they cannot deny. They’re connected. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

When two power-hungry…

Teaser Thursday #6: December

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It's time for Teaser Thursday! This is an original feature that showcases the books being released in the coming month with a teaser or two. It's time to get excited! 
It's almost December, and a bunch of awesome book goes live during those 31 winter days. Here are some teaser from the books on my TBR that gets published in December. Because these are actual excerpts from the books:
THIS POST CONTAIN SPOILERS!

I am a HUGE Tijan fan and I jumping up and down with excitement for her new release Fallen Crest Public, which is the third book in the Fallen Crest series. Since I couldn't choose just one out of many good ones here's two to get you as excited as me.
Teaser one:
Mason’s head lifted back up and he grinned, his eyes darkening as he tugged me close. “Coach Grath is lucky to have you. He knows that. And he knows you’re dedicated to running. He won’t be that pissed. Wasn’t he supposed to email you the location, anyway?”
“Oh yeah.” But then I stopped thinking about that…

Waiting on Wednesday #15: Behind His Lens by R.S. Grey

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"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Isn't the cover of Behind His Lens by R.S. Grey absolutely gorgeous?! The blurb sounds as there are a lot of sexy stuff involved but I have it on good authority that Behind His Lens is A LOT cleaner than a many other NA's and adult books out there today. The books sounds awesome to me and I am so excited for this release!

Title: Behind His Lens
Author: R.S. Grey
Series: No
Release date: December 22nd, 2013
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Goodreads synopsis:
Twenty-three year old model Charley Whitlock built a quiet life for herself after disaster struck four years ago. She hides beneath her beautiful mask, never revealing her true self to the world... until she comes face-to-face with her new photographer — sexy, possessive Jude Anderson. It's clear from the first time she meets him that she's playing by his rules. He says jump, she asks how…

Tiebreaker!

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The voting for my Birthday through Birthday challenge is over!
The idea behind the BtB is to get you out of your comfort zone. I wan't to be able say I've read classics and feel educated, but they scare the living crap out of me. If you've ever felt like that towards any category/genre/group of books, join the BtB Challenge and become a bigger reader! Find all the information you need at theChallenge page!

I've got 16 out of my 20 lined up alreadt but these 10 all got the same amount of votes and I need you to help me choose the last four to read for the BtB. Vote below! The poll will be open until November 30th. 
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Top Ten Tuesday #19: Things I Am Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Top Ten list hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
In true thanksgiving spirit we're listing ten things we are thankful for. I'm Swedish (if you've somehow missed that) and we don't celebrate thanksgiving, so I don't know how you usually do this at the dinner table (I know you  Americans do that, they do it in Hollywood movies so it has to be true, right? ;)) We have a lot of other holidays but not thanksgiving. I'm going to give it a try and it might turn out to be a list of bookish things mixed with things unrelated to books, we'll see.
1. My amazing friends. They're the best, sadly many of them moved to other cities and universities for their master degrees after we finished our B.Sc's. I am thankful that we still keep in touch and talk on the phone and visit whenever we can. Of course I'm also thankful for the crazy bunch still living in the area!
2. Authors. They're my superheroes, there will be a whole post on t…

Stacking the Shelves / Showcase Sunday #13: Week 47

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Stacking the Shelves is a feature run by Tynga’s Reviews , Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea. Both acts as a weekly book haul and is a way to showcase what books you've obtained in the last week. Bought, borrowed or gifted, physical books or eBooks – it doesn't matter. Show ‘em off!
No new book this week. Probably a good thing so I can catch up with the ones I've already got!

Review: Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken

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Title: Ruin
Series: Yes, no name yet that I can find
Author: Rachel van Dyken
Publisher: Rachel van Dyken
Amazon | Amazon UK
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Goodreads Synopsis:
I'm not your typical girl. I've been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness...until Wes Michals offered to be my light.
I didn't know that time wasn't my ally -- that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer--each moment as it came--but it would never be enough.

Sometimes when you think it's the end, it's only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn't--I wouldn't ever be the same.

And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own.
What I thought:
Immediately after I'd…

Book Tour: Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton + Excerpt and Giveaway

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Title: Rock and a Hard Place
Series: The Jamieson Collection #1
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: HarperTeenAmazon | Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton's swoon-worthy romance--about an ordinary girl and a young rock star--will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more.In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends--Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he's finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.But while Peter battles his family's growing interference in…

Waiting on Wednesday #14: Elect by Rachel Van Dyken

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"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I was browsing through NetGalley when I found Elect by Rachel Van Dyken and it took me about a millisecond before I was squealing. I absolutely LOVED the first book, Elite, and Rachel has written some of my favorite books so I was ecstatic to rediscover this one. Since it was on NetGalley I immediately requested it so I kinda have this one already, and have read it too. IT IS AMAZING! I just had to share this with you and make you aware of its existence.


Title: 
Elect
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Eagle Elite #2
Release date: December 10th, 2013
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Goodreads synopsis:
Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world …

Review: Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

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Title: Billy and Me
Series: No
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin UK
Amazon | Amazon UK
Goodreads


Goodreads Synopsis:
Sophie May has a secret.
One that she’s successfully kept for years. It’s meant that she’s had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop.

But then she meets the gorgeous Billy – an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy’s glamorous – but ruthless – world.

Their relationship throws Sophie right into the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? And most of all, is she ready for her secret heartbreak to be discovered and shared with the nation?
What I thought:
I wanted to love this one and I had sky high expectations. Unfortunately they weren't met.
I loved both Sophie and Billy and th…

Cover Reveal: Seeking Her by Cora Carmack

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Seeking Her
by Cora Carmack
HarperCollins
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On sale January 28th
Synopsis:
Bodyguard (and baby-sitter) to spoiled-rich-girl Kelsey Summers isn’t exactly what he’d been looking for, but it’s a chance to travel, to get away from the home that has felt stifling ever since his return. It would be a pretty sweet gig if it weren’t for the fact that Kelsey’s father doesn’t want Kelsey to know she’s being followed. Hunt feels guilty (and a little bit creepy) as he watches her from afar. She’s vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When he sees her falling into the same patterns that he suffered years ago, he decides it’s time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know her is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her,the more he wants her.