Stacking the Shelves [48]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to our shelves and sharing our excitement for them.

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Book Mash [8]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below.


Combine a heavy subject (aka, an issues book) with brother-relationships, an in-depth look at a male character's psyche (so powerful), and a concept about "what it means to be a man."

What do you get?

Books into Movies: Morganville Vampires Web Series, Vampire Academy Filming News, and More!


More books into movies news this week! Vampire Academy and Divergent have some filming photos. Fifty Shades of Grey hired a director. One of Lauren Oliver's books may be heading to the big screen, and much much more. Here are six of the nine books discussed in the post:


Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters

Filming News & Photos! Read It Below

Fifty Shades of Grey

Hired Director & Casting News Read It Below

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Gets a Release Date! Read It Below

Divergent

Filming News & Photos! Read It Below

The Maze Runner

Casting Updates! Read It Below

The Morganville Vampires

Web Series News! Read It Below

Continue reading for all the juicy details!

Blog Tour (Excerpt and Giveaway): Conquer Your Love by J.C. Reed

Conquer Your Love (Surrender Your Love, #2)
Conquer Your Love
by J.C. Reed
Series: Surrender Your Love #2
Release Date: June 11th, 2013

Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, finds forgetting is hard, but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted, betrayed her, the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life, until she meets him again: the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her.

Sexy, rich, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed.

When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust, will he conquer her…or lose her forever?

A woman who can’t forgive.
A man who has made mistakes.
Two lives that are about to cross again and more secrets laid bare.


Spotlight

I'm so excited to be spotlighting Conquer Your Love on Nawanda Files! This series is one of the hottest new adult's on the charts, and I'm definitely going to be checking it out in the future. Here's an excerpt to entice you to pick up a copy as well :) 

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Continuing reading for the giveaway!

Book Mash [7]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below.



Combine sentimental foster care, a Lifetime-esque premise with a minor seeking to raise their siblings, and contemporary writing as powerful as Sarah Dessen's Just Listen (minus the sexual abuse).
What do you get?

Waiting on Wednesday: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating

Avalon

Avalon
by Mindee Arnett
Publisher:  Balzer & Bray 
Release Date: January 14th, 2014

Jeth Seagrave is the leader of the Malleus Shades, the galaxy’s most accomplished and elusive band of teenage mercenaries. Working for feared crime boss Hammer Defoe, Jeth and his crew have made their name stealing unsecured metadrives – the complex piece of technology that makes faster-than-light-speed travel possible. The ITA–the far-reaching organization that produces and polices metatechnology–has been on Jeth’s tale for years, and is looking for any chance to take down Hammer’s black market metatech trade.

But Jeth doesn’t care about any of this. All he wants to do is earn enough money to purchase his parents’ ship, Avalon, from Hammer. His parents, former ITA scientists, were executed for treason years back, and Jeth, his sister Lizzie, and their uncle Milton fell into debt to Hammer. Finally, Jeth has found himself just one job away from freedom. This job, however, is going to give Jeth much, much more than he bargained for – and when he finds himself in possession of information that both Hammer and the ITA will kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he’ll go to get the freedom he’s dreamed of for so long.


Why I'm Waiting...

Stacking the Shelves [47]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to our shelves and sharing our excitement for them.

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Early Release on Amazon: Addicted to You!

So this is going to be a short and sweet post! Addicted to You is our New Adult book that Becca and I have decided to share with the world. The ebook is now officially on Amazon with a 15-day sale price of 99 cents! We've decided to do this to give people who've been really excited for the book a chance to purchase it at a cheaper price.

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So yeah, we're excited! I hope you guys are too. Any and all support is so greatly appreciated. As bloggers and reviewers, we're so elated to share our story and also ready for the positive and negative criticism that comes with putting a book out to the public. 

If you could tweet about the news or share it with a friend, that would be so amazing. We love you all and thanks for dealing with the overflow of Addicted to You posts. We promise that we'll refrain from them until July 1st -- which is the paperback release date :)

Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)



And look out for the blog tour coming July 1st hosted by YA Bound! 

Book Mash [6]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below.



Combine a band of young students with striking personalities who must work together, a natural disaster situation that feels "impossible," and a situation that is very apocalyptic. What do you get?

Books into Movies: Vampire Academy and Divergent New Photos from Filming, If I Stay Casting Updates, and more!


More interesting books into movies news this week! Mostly photos via the always wonderful - Twitter. Filming is heating up for Divergent and Vampire Academy and Percy Jackson gets some more character poster love. Here are six of the seven books discussed in the post:


Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters

Filming News & Photos! Read It Below

If I Stay 

Casting News! Read It Below

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Post Production Posters! Read It Below

Divergent

Filming News & Photos! Read It Below

The Testing

Optioned to Film Read It Below

The 100

Books into TV News! Read It Below

Continue reading for all the juicy details!

New Adult Cover Reveal and Giveaway: A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers



I'm so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Lisa Desrocher's new adult novel, A Little Too Far! She's already penned an awesome paranormal series in Personal Demons. So I'm now anxiously awaiting her NA romance. Check out the cover and blurb below then head on down after the jump for a giveaway!

A Little Too Far
by Lisa Desrochers
Series: A Little Too Far #1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: September 17th, 2013

Have you ever gone just a little too far?Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother.In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for better part of the last few years…and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to Confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt…and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy on the eyes deacon…only eight months away from becoming a priest. As Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.

"More than a ridiculously sexy, HOT read, Desrochers takes you on a wild ride of self-discovery and bittersweet romance." —Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You  

Continue reading to enter the giveaway!

Stacking the Shelves [46]


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to our shelves and sharing our excitement for them.

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Get Addicted Tour Final Remarks + New Giveaway!


The Get Addicted Tour has come to an end and we want to thank all the participating blogs and those who followed the tour! We're offering up a final giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Addicted to You. Haven't visited the stops yet? You can find them below and then continue after the jump for the giveaway :)


Addicted to You (Addicted, #1)
Addicted to You
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: July 1st, 2013
No one would suspect shy, Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But when they go on a family boat trip, surrounded by open seas and limited male bodies in sight, Lily’s confronted with a big fear. Only one guy onboard can fill her addiction, and she’s sworn off going there with Loren Hale ever again.

Now the only person who can truly help her, can barely help himself. 


THE TOUR STOPS

May 27th: -----------------------------------------------------------------
Nawanda Files - Tour Kick-Off
Dana Square  Interview
May 28th: ------------------------------------------------------------------
Book Briefs – Teaser
Icey Books - Excerpt
May 29th: -------------------------------------------------------------------
The Book Slayer – How to Make Your Characters Believable
May 30th:  ------------------------------------------------------------------
The Book Babe – Excerpt
May 31st:  ------------------------------------------------------------------
Books and Insomnia – Teaser
June 1st:   ------------------------------------------------------------------
Gabic Reads – Top Ten Inspiring Authors
June 3rd:  -------------------------------------------------------------------
Abibliophobic – Excerpt
June 4th:  -------------------------------------------------------------------
Forever 17 Books – Excerpt
June 5th:  -------------------------------------------------------------------
She Reads New Adult – Interview
June 6th:   -------------------------------------------------------------------
Fiction Freak – Interview
June 7th:   -------------------------------------------------------------------
Pen and Muse – Interview
June 8th:   -------------------------------------------------------------------
Nawanda Files - Closing + Extra Giveaway

Continue reading for a chance to win a signed paperback of Addicted to You.

Book Mash [5]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below.


Combine a world where women are grossly subservient to men (I mean this to the fullest degree) and two gritty dystopians where technology feels both past and present. What do you get?

Movie Review: Now You See Me


Now You See Me
Release Date: May 31st, 2013
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson 
Director: Louis Leterrier
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Current Location: In Theaters 

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An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.




Review

Now You See Me was on my list of highly anticipated summer movies. Why? Two words. Jesse. Eisenberg.


Seriously. The bar was set high for this film. Woody Harrelson too? The cast of Zombieland reunited in a magical combination. The premise of Now You See Me rocks. A group of magicians team up to rob a bank and give back to the less fortunate Robin Hood style. So the big question is: Did the film deliver what it promised? Was it action-packed, well-acted and oh-so entertaining? Rotten Tomatoes would try to dissuade you. I believe film critics have had ho-hum reactions. But don't listen to them! Because this is a popcorn eating delight. 

The film opened like Oceans Eleven. We learned our cast of magicians and watched them meet each other in a fun, very cool way. There was Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg) the arrogant, ring leader. Then Merritt McKinney (Harrelson) a hypnotist who provided enough comic wit to make you foolishly grin. The lovely Henley (Isla Fisher) who could rival Atlas for the spotlight. And Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) more of a pick-pocketing thief than an star magician. 

Best 6 New Releases of...June 2013


Welcome to a monthly feature on Nawanda Files that Becca originally started at the CW Atlanta, where we pick our top 6 new releases each month. These can be books we've read and reviewed, books we've read with upcoming reviews, or books that we're just craving for. 


Insomnia

Read, Reviewed, Loved! Read the Review

The Moon and More

Read, Reviewed, Loved! Read the Review

Siege and Storm

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Charm & Strange

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Born of Illusion

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Ashes on the Waves

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads



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