Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jen McConnel's Month of Magic Teasers (part 1)

Hey all! How's your October going? Us T3ers are having a fantastic month! As some of you may know, I'm a part of Jen McConnel's #Witcherific street team. Well, throughout the month of October, Jen is having a Month of Magic event, where she shares quotes from her books (which are fittingly witchy), and even has a weekly giveaway for a copy of one of those witchy books of hers (you can enter this week's giveaway HERE). So I decide to round up the quotes thus far, and share them with you lovelies! I'll be sharing the remaining quotes at the end of the month (I have to wait for Jen to post them first!).

All the quotes are linked back to Jen's original post, and I typed out the teaser below if you have trouble viewing the image.

Day 1 - Daughter of Chaos
Someone was in the living room with me. There was a hunched figure standing in front of the window. Sucking in my breath, I opened the box and struck a match along the side. The smell of sulfur filled the room, and my eyes widened as I stared at the figure before me.

Day 2 - The Secret of Isobel Key
The sound carried from the village green, through the streets and narrow wynds, penetrating the windows and doors shut tight against the execution. No one who heard that sound could reconcile it with the once melodious voice of the burning woman.

Day 3 - Her Secret Inheritance
"Nothin' will be like last time because you know what? This isn't last time. You are not here for a fling with your friend." Stunned, Lou could only stare at him for a minute. 
As he whirled to leave the room, she whispered, "I hoped that some things wouldn't have changed."

Day 4 - Daughter of Chaos
Slowly, I raised my eyes, sweeping my gaze up her inky black roes that shimmered like water, past the blood-red stone dangling from her throat, and up to her golden eyes. They weren't human, but from what I remembered of the myths we studied at school, Hecate had never valued humanity. Her eyes were the eyes of a night predator, an owl or fox, and they held me spellbound.

Day 5 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Working with Aphrodite is like dancing over fire: potentially dangerous, but insanely powerful. If your love life needs a jolt, she's your girl. Whenever you feel the mundane world getting under your skin, let Aphrodite remind you that you, too, are a goddess.

Day 6 - The Secret of Isobel Key
She stood to leave, but glanced once more at Lou. "Don't worry, child. They do not burn witches any longer." She glided away and Lou shivered in her seat, feeling ice on her spine. 

Day 7 - Her Secret Inheritance
No one could have guessed that the old house was haunted. The unexpected drafts, the doors left inexplicably open, the missing silver candlesticks from the den; these were all easily explained away. The wind had always been sharp in St. Andrews, sharp enough to trick unlatched doors into swaying in the breeze, and as for the silver, well, it was likely that someone along the generations had simply misplaced them, that was all. But no ghost can remain buried forever.

Day 8 - Daughter of Chaos
Most of my classmates already knew which of the three branches of magic they were called to, but I kept getting confused. I never seemed to test high in any of the three areas, and for a Blood Witch to be sixteen and still without a path was shameful. No one had said anything, of course, not outright, but I felt my parents' growing frustration that I hadn't decided yet. At the same time, no one had said what would happen if I didn't choose a path, so I had delayed, waiting for something to take the decision out of my hands. 

Day 9 - The Secret of Isobel Key
Isobel didn't know why her mother was doubling her education, but she soaked up every word Mary Key uttered. Her eager mind committed the spells to memory as her pen committed them to the page. Mary Key had no way of knowing that she and her daughter were compiling something which would have looked suspiciously like a witch's grimoire to any zealot or magistrate.

Day 10 - Her Secret Inheritance
He paused and lowered his voice. "Ghosts are not very happy creatures, ye realize, and they tend to dwell on their worst living memories."

Day 11 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Sekhmet is a good reminder that even the most kind and quiet woman has the strength of a lioness within her. This goddess may not burst forth very often, but when she makes her presence known, the world trembles.

Day 12 - Daughter of Chaos
He took a deep breath and went on, "You know that Whites and Greens can intermarry." He paused as he glanced for the first time at Rochelle. "But a Black is forbidden from marrying at all. I just wanted you to think about that before you make your own choice." His final words came out in a rush, and I exhaled quickly. My heart spun through my body like a yo-yo, and I struggled to keep my face blank.

Day 13 - The Secret of Isobel Key
There were hundreds, no, thousands of old judicial records, written in scrawling script on broken paper, the faded ink making it awfully hard to decipher any of the information they found. Lou wasn't even sure exactly what information she was looking for, but Brian's words about her having the chance to tell the stories of some of the women and men echoed in her mind as they worked. Wouldn't it be amazing to do something that really mattered?

Day 14 - Her Secret Inheritance
"You and your magic spells, your dreams, your intuition. I thought you were just a bit strange, a bit sensitive maybe. But now you're standing here talking to me about ghosts."

Lou took a step forward and put her hands on her hips. "You listened to me about those dreams. You helped me with the ritual."

"Because I was in love with you! I would have done anything for you."

Day 15 - Daughter of Chaos
Red magic. What in the world was that? I'd never heard of anything but Green, White, and Black. They were the balanced triad of crafts taught at my school, Trinity. Did Red magic even exist?

Day 16 - Goddess Spells for Busy Girls
Death does not wait for Changing Woman. When she's reached her crone stage, this goddess simply walks into the east until she meets her younger self. When her old self and her young self meet, the two merge, leaving Changing Woman renewed and invigorated. She walks home, suddenly young, and starts her journey all over again.

If any of those quotes interested you, here are some Goodreads links:
The Secret of Isobel Key (Isobel Key #1) | Her Secret Inheritance (Isobel Key #2)

What do you guys think? Quite fitting quotes for Halloween, no?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

We are so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout, hosted by InkSlinger PR! Without further ado, here's everything you want to know about Fall With Me, straight from InkSlinger!

It's time!!! Jennifer L. Armentrout's FALL WITH ME cover is here! And you are going to love it! This New Adult Contemporary Romance in Armentrout's With You Saga is the 4th book in the series, and is being published by Avon Romance, an imprint of HarperCollins. You should definitely add it to your Goodreads now. {FALL WITH ME Goodreads}

About FALL WITH ME: Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already. But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

And here's the beautiful new cover! 

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Sooooo. . . what do you guys think of the cover?!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel

We're so excited to be apart of the cover reveal for
Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel

Without further ado. . .
Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed.

She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks.

So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn't count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him.
BEAUTIFUL CURSE is a contemporary retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid.

Beautiful Curse releases December 2014 from Swoon Romance.

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and proud member of SCBWINCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga.

Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

I'm quite in love with this cover, and can't wait to read the book! What do you guys think?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Throne of Glass Series Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Hey all! I have a super awesome giveaway for you today (as you could probably tell from the title of this post ;). If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I love Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Like, I love it A LOT. Sooooo, I am giving away a signed and personalized set of the Throne of Glass books! Since Sarah is coming to Lansing on her Heir of Fire tour, I decided, why not share this wonderful, life-ruining series with one of my lovely readers? *grins* Now go forth and enter!

The Prize:
One winner gets:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (paperback)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (paperback)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas (hardcover)

Quick note: The Assassin's Blade (the prequel novella collection) is not included, because hardcovers are expensive and TAB equals one too many for my budget. Sorry! BUT, if you want a signed copy of TAB, you can order it from Schuler Books, the store hosting Sarah. Just put in the order comments that you want it signed.

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
—Open to US ONLY.
—Giveaway ends 9/05/14 at 11:59pm EST.
—Winner will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.
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Good luck!

Friday, July 4, 2014

2-year Blogoversary (4 Giveaways!) {CLOSED}

YAY! It's our 2-year blogoversary! What a crazy year. To celebrate, we have not one, but FOUR awesome giveaways to share with you! Shall we just dive right in to it? Giveaway details are listed above each rafflecopter, and the rules apply to all the giveaways, so make sure to read them. We do have an International giveaway (finally!) for a cool swag pack (scroll to the bottom), but the rest are all US only.

Edit: I forgot to say, though all the giveaways have different questions asked for the comment entry, you don't need to leave more than one comment to enter multiple giveaways (though you certainly can if you want to!).

The Rules:
—Must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaways.
—Book packs are open to US ONLY.
—Swag bundle is open INTERNATIONAL.
—All giveaways end 7/22/14 at 11:59pm EST
—Winners will have 48 hours to respond to our email, if no response is given a new winner will be chosen.
—All entries are checked, and any false entries will be deleted.
—We at T3 are not responsible if a package is lost or damaged in the mail.

Giveaway #1
1 winner will get this stack of New Adult romances, including:
Ends July 22, 2014
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Giveaway #2
2 people will get winner's choice of 3 books from this stack. The first winner will get first pick, and the remaining winner will get to choose from what's left. Books include:
Ends July 22, 2014
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Giveaway #3
1 winner will get the complete Something Strange & Deadly trilogy, signed & personalized. Susan is signing on the 24th for the launch of Strange & Ever After, so I will pick up the trilogy and get it signed then. Includes:
Ends July 22, 2014
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Giveaway #4
1 winner will get a bundle of assorted swag (most of which I packed away in anticipation of a move, so I have to dig it out :). Swag includes (but is not limited to):
  • Nightmares! by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller chapter sampler
  • We Were Liars by E Lockhart chapter sampler
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie chapter sampler
  • Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly chapter sampler
  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken chapter sampler (signed)
  • Assorted bookmarks (signed & unsigned)
  • Assorted pins/buttons
Ends July 22,  2014
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And there you have it. Good luck!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: Wild by Sophie Jordan

We're so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for
Wild by Sophie Jordan
hosted by William Morrow/HarperCollins!

Without further ado. . .
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A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series—where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of adventure at the secret campus kink club?

In the shadowy den of the club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to the opposite sex. Now he’s telling her to go home—"good girls” don’t belong here!

Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget-one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.

Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

Releases November 18, 2014 from William Morrow/HarperCollins

Sophie Jordan is an international and New York Times bestselling author whose books include historical romances and the Firelight series. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-television shows. She lives in Houston.

I am so excited for this book, and I'm quite a fan of this cover! What do you think?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: 2B Trilogy by Ann Aguirre

We're so excited to be a part of the cover reveals for. . .
The 2B Trilogy
hosted by InkSlinger PR!

Without further ado. . .
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre | 2B Trilogy | Book 1
Releases August 26, 2014 | Goodreads

Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He’s the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever—until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre | 2B Trilogy | Book 2
Releases September 30, 2014 | Goodreads

Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney’s social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost—he’s been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it’s time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney’s the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything….

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that’s ever been broken, there’s another that can make it complete.

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre | 2B Trilogy | Book 3
Releases November 25, 2014 | Goodreads

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

I'm quite excited for these books! And I love their covers! What do you think of the covers? Which is your favorite?