Month: August 2014

July/August Prequel and Sequel Challenge Wrap-Up

Once again I’m doing two months together.  Just seems to work out best for me to do it that way. July: Paranoia (Night Walkers #2) by JR Johansson – 2 points The White Glove War (Magnolia League #2) by Katy Crouch and Grady Hendrix – 2 points The Burnouts (Quarantine #3) by Lex Thomas – […]

Posted August 31, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Review: Blackbird by Anna Carey

First, thanks to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  For a little while today I was afraid I wouldn’t get to finish the e-galley.  I set my Nook down to take my dogs outside. When I came back in and picked my Nook back up, the file was […]

Posted August 31, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 24 Comments

Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

First I must say thank you to Harper Collins and Balzer and Bray for allowing me to read an e-galley of this from Edelweiss.  Gretchen McNeil is an author that I heard lots of buzz about with her book Ten, before I even read any of her books.  So far 3:59 is my favorite of […]

Posted August 28, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Infected by Sophie Littlefield

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  I’ve chosen a book this week that is by an author that I’ve enjoyed other books by, Sophie Littlefield.  She had a zombie series that I liked, Aftertime, and from the title of this […]

Posted August 27, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 17 Comments

Cover Characteristics – August 26, 2014 – Bare Feet

Cover Characteristics is hosted at  Sugar and Snark.  Here are the guidelines for how it works if you want to join in: Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, […]

Posted August 26, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Review: Made for Two by Karen Lenfestey

This is an e-novella that I was alerted to for 99 cents on Amazon and it sounded pretty good.  It was about a teacher, who went back home after an issue she had at the inner city school in Chicago where she taught.  She tried to reconnect with her old love while she was there.  […]

Posted August 25, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon #TackleTBR

This is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and I heard about it from her when she signed up for my 3rd Annual September is for Sequels Challenge.  And really, the two go together perfectly!  The sequels I plan to read will be partly from my TBR shelf, so during the dates of the challenge, […]

Posted August 23, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 9 Comments

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

I had seen this book all over other blogs this past year.  And how beautiful is that cover?  So I was very excited to see that the author was going to be at BEA this past summer.  I was lucky enough to get in line and meet her, as well as get an autographed ARC.  […]

Posted August 23, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 18 Comments