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First Ever Giveaway!!!

Giveaway now closed! IG follower guessed EXACTLY 57 books!! Congrats!!

Hi readers!!

I had such an amazing time at my first Book Expo and second BookCon. I asked two of my favorite authors if they would like to participate in my first giveaway and they were more than happy to do it. For this giveaway, you will win a signed copy of Fragile Facade by Sophie Davis along with some swag (bookmarks/pins) and a signed copy of Rebellion (The Whispers of the Fallen #2) by JD Netto along with a signed sampler of his third book The Gathering of shadows. bookmarks and a Whispers of the Fallen tote. I have included some other surprise goodies. All you have to do is guess how many total books I got from BEA/BookCon. AND you have to be exact (Giveaway US only)

Fragile Facade synopsis:

If a stranger was begging for your help, would you answer?

Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Born and raised in affluent Manhattan society, she was bred for success. Lark had it all. Until one day things go terribly wrong, and she vanishes without a trace. 

Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to Washington, D.C., leaving her friends, her family, and her problems behind. The clean break with her past starts off better than she could’ve dreamed. For the first time in her short life, Raven really feels as though anything is possible.

In the midst of a nationwide hunt for the Kinsgley Diamonds heiress, Raven happens upon Lark’s diary. Without warning, she is drawn in to the life of a girl with many secrets. Lark knew of the fate that would befall her before she ever disappeared. Her desperate pleas for help draw Raven in to a labyrinth of mysteries.

Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either could ever imagine.
What happened to Lark? And why was she building a hidden life? Will Raven find the answers before she is ensnared as well? 

Rebellion synopsis:

Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.

The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.

Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.

 
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Book release of Platinum Prey (Blind Barriers Trilogy #2) by Sophie Davis!!

Platinum PreyHello Readers!!

And Happy book release day to Platinum Prey, the sequel to the mysteriously thrilling book Fragile Facade by Sophie Davis.

Synopsis:

If a stranger was begging for your help, would you answer? When Raven stumbles upon a missing heiress’s diary and the
riddled pleas within its pages, she’s stunned to discover a mysterious connection between them.

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Be sure to get your copy today (book is available in trade paperback and ebook format-buy links will be posted soon)!!!

About the AuthorS

Sophie Davis

“Sophie Davis” is a pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing/business partners. The pair met at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and have been making mischief, mayhem, and stories together ever since. After they graduated, when one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn’t have to study for the bar exam, a Saga was born.

Two years ago they released Talented, Sophie Davis’ debut novel and the first in the five-book Talented Saga. Three of the follow-ups, Caged, Hunted, and Created have since been released, as well as a novella, Captivated and a spin-off novel, Exiled. In addition to the Talented books, Sophie has released books in both the Nightmares Trilogy and the Blind Barriers Trilogy. All of these have been on multiple Bestseller Lists in five countries.

The duo currently lives in Washington, D.C. They practice law by day, and stay up into the wee hours of the night crafting new story ideas and perfecting existing ones. Both are compulsive list-makers, self-proclaimed horror movie aficionados, and birthday cake lovers. Each owns an adorable dog – a poodle and a daschund/german shepard mix – who are the girls’ faithful companions as they navigate the world of Indie Publishing.

The duo is presently hard at work on the Blind Barriers Trilogy, which they hope to finish entirely by January 2015. After that they’ll get started on Inescapable, the final book in the Talented Saga, which will hopefully release in Spring 2015. Later in 2015 they will be releasing a new series they’re both very excited about, and anxious to begin writing. It is doubtful the pair will ever run out of ideas.

When the two aren’t discussing new marketing strategies or typing furiously, they can be found shopping in Georgetown, running in Rock Creek Park, or at the local dive bars in their Columbia Heights Neighborhood.

Upcoming Releases: Vacant Voices (Blind Barriers Trilogy #3)
Inescapable (Talented Saga Book 5)

For more information about Sophie Davis Books, check out their website – http://www.SophieDavisBooks.com, follow them on Twitter @SophieDavisBook and Instagram @SophieDavisBooks, and find them on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/SophieDavisBooks

 


November Wrap Up

Hello readers!!!
Well this was a bit of a slowww reading month for me. Here are the books that I read, which include two advanced copies of books for blog tours, a giveaway book, and a book I beta read.
Blog Tour books:
Infinite Limits by Megan Duke (released December 16, 2014)
Pinny the Bowling Pin by Leah Ward
Giveaway book:
Fragile Facade (The Blind Barriers Trilogy #1) by Sophie Davis

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Goodreads Synopsis:
You’ve heard their stories. You’ve felt their pain. Now, in this thought-provoking conclusion to Small Circles, the characters we’ve come to love are faced with an abundance of difficult choices. It’s time for each of them to choose a path, but who’s to say which is the right one? Between a wedding, a pregnancy, a disappearance, and a disturbing dream turned reality, there are an infinite number of ways this story could end. But there is a limit to every infinity, and everyone has a breaking point.

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Goodreads Synopsis:
Bowling Pin’s have feelings, too, in this funny, uplifting and overcoming story of the pin who felt alone because he couldn’t seem to do what all the other pins did – fall.

Poor Pinny just wants to fit in. He is tired of being the last bowling pin standing, making it nearly impossible for kids to bowl a strike. Everyone dislikes the last pin, the lone pin, the one who won’t fall no matter how many others do. As if it isn’t bad enough that the kids don’t like him, even the other pin’s don’t! He is making them look bad after all. But maybe, Pinny wasn’t meant to fit in? Maybe he was meant for something greater! Perhaps a doctor, a rockstar, or even the President!

Kids will be imagining their own humorous occupations for Pinny, and sharing a laugh with the lovable character and the author who finally revealed the truth behind the bowling pins lives. This story is a perfect gift for anti-bullying, for a reminder to kids to never give up, and for those who just want to know why it’s so difficult to bowl a strike!
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Born and raised in affluent Manhattan society, she was bred for success. Lark had it all. Until one day things go terribly wrong, and she vanishes without a trace.

Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to Washington, D.C., leaving her friends, her family, and her problems behind. The clean break with her past starts off better than she could’ve dreamed. For the first time in her short life, Raven really feels as though anything is possible.

Until one day, in the midst of a nationwide hunt for the Kinsgley Diamonds heiress, Raven happens upon Lark’s diary. Without warning, she is drawn in to the life of a girl with many secrets. Lark knew of the fate that would befall her before she ever disappeared. Her desperate pleas for help draw Raven in to a labyrinth of mysteries.

Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either could ever imagine.

What happened to Lark? And why was she building a hidden life? Will Raven find the answers before she is ensnared as well?


Review of Fragile Facade (Blind Barriers Trilogy #1) by Sophie Davis

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(click the above picture to be linked to Sophie Davis’s page!)

 

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(edit I made of a previous cover of Fragile Facade)


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Goodreads synopsis:

Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school, she moves to Washington, D.C., leaving her childhood friends, her family, and her problems behind. The clean break with her past starts off better than she dreamed when a hunky neighbor offers to be her D.C. tour guide. For the first time in her short life, Raven really feels as though anything is possible.

Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Born and raised in affluent New York society, she was bred for success. Until one day things go terribly wrong, and Lark vanishes in to thin air.

Seemingly coming from different worlds, the two have more in common than either could ever dream. When Raven finds Lark’s diary, it becomes clear that the girl knew that something horrible was going to happen to her. And that she wants someone to follow the clues to her disappearance.

What happened to Lark, and why is she desperately pleading with Raven to find out?

My Review: I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to both Sophie Davis and Barbara for sending me a copy of Fragile Facade after winning it in Sophie’s book giveaway.

Here goes!!

I absolutely, without a doubt, LOVED this book!!! On some level, I liked it a little more than the Talented books (shh, don’t tell Talia or Eric). Of course you can’t really compare the two series, because Talented is a paranormal (right?) Dystopian Romance, and The Blind Barriers series is a mystery/thriller/romance. I am glad that this series took different direction from Talented, it really shows the ability and talent that the author has. Sometimes it’s tough to stray from what you know works and what you know is good, but if you never take the chance you won’t know what you’re capable of…..ok now I’m done rambling. As soon as I began this book, I was sucked in. You are introduced to someone named Lark Kingsley, who is pleading for someone, specifically a “her” to find her. You also meet Raven Ferragamo, who upon moving on her own to D.C., stumbles on all these clues that pertain to Lark’s disappearance. I haven’t read many mystery novels, but this book is what I would consider a great mystery novel. What is unique about this book is that each chapter switches back and forth between Lark and Raven. When you read Raven’s point of view, you get a chance to see all the clues that Lark has left for Raven in order to help find her. Then, the chapters about Lark, are about her life before her disappearance. BUT, it doesn’t end there. There are certain chapters, like the first, that are different from Lark’s “before” chapters. I think those chapters are about the current Lark.

I loved how those chapters were more disjointed and I couldn’t tell if Lark was going insane or not. I also loved that you weren’t given any indication about where she was, but knew that she was somewhere. The transitions were very smooth and I was able to remember the events from each person, even though the chapters flip flopped between the two girls. I really liked the different worlds that were thrown together, i.e., Lark’s world of being an upper east side heiress and Raven’s world of being on her own. You definitely gain an understanding thru these two characters that having a lot of money and power isn’t what it’s cracked up to be (you’ll figure that out when you read about Lark’s life).

Now the boy’s. Sophie again works her magic with her male characters. You meet Blake Greyfield, who is a part of Lark Kingsley’s life and Asher (no last name?), who is a part of Raven Ferragamo’s life. The parts when Lark and Blake are together are absolutely beautiful. I really don’t want to reveal too much about it, but just think of those moments when you see that one person and they give you butterflies, THAT’S what it’s like when you read about Blake and Lark. Unfortunately, you don’t get too much of that with Asher and Raven.. insert sad face here. You at least get that there is chemistry between the two of them (crossing my fingers that something actually happens between them in the next book). There were so many moments that took my breath away (haha a cliche!), twists and turns that every mystery novel should have, and moments of what the….. oh and that ending!!! That was very cruel Sophie…soo very cruel. If you’d like to know what exactly I’m referring to, I’m not saying a word, except to of course say that I highly recommend this book if you’re a fan of Sophie Davis books, but also if you like mystery/thriller/romance novels, then get this book!!!!

 


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