Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wanting To Read Wednesday: The Redemption of Callie & Kayden

I haven't done one of these in a while, but I'm picking it back up now.  I feel like I've been in a reading slump lately, and just can't find a book that I love.  A lot of the stories are getting repetitive, and I feel like I need a slight change of pace.

But one that I'm really looking forward to is:

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.


I enjoyed the first book, for the most part, but it was left with one of those cliffhangers that had me going - "What?  She stopped there?"  Now I just have to read the next one.

What are you waiting for, wanting to read?

Friday, June 21, 2013

The fun is about to begin in the #NACRUSHTOURNEY!

The crushes have been narrowed down to twenty, the advocates have been chosen, the brackets have been set up, and the hottest, most popular guys from New Adult novels are about to go head to head, doing battle to be titled the most crush-worthy guy in NA Fiction!    

Okay...I guess unless you've been living under a rock, aren't friends with myself or either of my NA Alley family on facebook/twitter, or just aren't into the whole New Adult thing, you've probably heard about the NA Crush Tourney.  If not, be sure to go check it out and get in on the fun!  Look for the hashtag on twitter, and make sure to get in and vote on voting days!   It's kicking off on Tuesday!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blog Revamp both in name and design...

Yeah, I know I've been the crappiest blogger.  Not three hours after my last A-to-Z post, when I promised I'd do a "mega post" the next day, I ended up feeling sick.  Then, I got sicker and sicker, and the stupid food poisoning that my kids ended up getting, no, that was actually the flu and the hubby and I both ended up with it.  Talk about a rough 24 hours.  Anyway, after that, I was so frustrated that I just kind of gave up on the blogging thing for a while, figuring I didn't have much to say anyway.  

But I can see that people are still visiting, so I decided it was time or a revamp.  The name came from a client, who always asks how I can juggle so much and not die (she actually calls me "See Jaycee Juggle"). As for the design, well...I'm still not sure I love it, but I'm figuring it out.  Going to be making adjustments and tweaks here and there for the next few days, just until I figure out how I feel about it.

So, in short, excuse my dust.  :D

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing the Sizzling Summer Giveaway event featuring 50 authors! This giveaway event will take place July 22nd to July 27th.  If you would like to participate to host this event on your blog, please fill out the form below.  Please select 3 authors you would like to host and we will do our best to accommodate.  (Note that you are not guaranteed the author you pick). Bloggers will receive a promo post provided by author (excerpt, dream cast, playlist, character interview, etc.) book info and rafflecopter giveaway code for 2 Kindle Fire HD's pre-loaded with some of the author's books.  Rafflecopter will have an entry option to follow your blog as a thank you for hosting.  Blogger chooses the date they would like to post.  All information will be sent to you the week before the event starts.

Participating Authors:

Rachel Harris
Trisha Wolfe
Alyssa Rose Ivy
C.C. Hunter
Bethany Lopez
Cindi Madsen
Tiffany King
Juliana Haygert
Raine Thomas
Laura Howard
Patrice Michelle
Jennifer Snyder
Carrie Butler
Andrea Heltsley
Jennifer Lane
Shannon Duffy
Devyn Dawson
Nazarea Andrews
Cherie Colyer
T.M. Franklin
Dawn Pendleton
Lisa Sanchez
Morgan Wylie
Eliza Tilton
Liz Long
Meradeth Houston
Dawna Raver
Erin Danzer
Lisa Collicutt
E.J. Wesley
A.K. Morgen
Elle Chardou
Lara Schiffbauer
Jaycee DeLorenzo
JD Nelson
Sharon Bayliss
C.R. Everett
Thea Gregory
Brandice Snowden (not shown)
Nicki Elson
Diana Castilleja
A. W. Exley
Krystal Wade
Elizabeth Sharp
Krissi Dallas
Tia Bach
Jamie Ayres
Michelle Muto
M.R. Polish