Hades Alexandra Adornetto Book Trailer Assignment

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her siblings, the archangel Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly her loved ones, as well. Can he be trusted in this wager?

Alexandra Adornetto’s real name is Alexandra Grace. She is the 19 year old old author of the New York Times bestselling HALO series. Her previous books include the ‘The Shadow Thief‘, ‘The Lampo Circus‘ and ‘Von Gobstopper’s Arcade’. Her first novel was published by Harper Collins when she was thirteen years old. Her family includes a three-legged cat called Mittens and two dogs named Tinks and Stewie.

Alexandra is currently splitting her time between Melbourne and Los Angeles as she works on the HALO project. Her passions include theology, country music, acting and singing. In the future she hopes to combine novel writing and acting.

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About the Contributor

John Purcell

John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Michelle Franklin (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Hi lovelies! We have the wonderful Michelle Franklin back today with an excerpt from her novel, Tales from Frewyn, as well as a giveaway!
                The Duchess of Marridon’s visits to Frewyn being more frequent as of late was the subject of much discussion in the Chambers. Each of her returns to the Triumvirate courts supplied fresh gossip for the officiating nobles, and the subject of the highest discussion was Her Grace’s friendship with King Alasdair and her acquaintance with the commander and Den Asaan. Numerous were those who wished to know all the various beginnings of the strange connection: to be in company of a king was expected for one of the Duchess’ rank and consequence, but for Her Grace to befriend a giant and a farmer was not a natural occurrence. Many became curious of the association, and when it was discovered that the woman and the giant were responsible for Frewyn’s pride as a free nation, a reporter was dispatched from Marridon to their southern neighbors to obtain the particulars of the friendship’s history.

Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/31/2011 06:30:00 AM

Hades by Alexandra Adornetto (Book Trailer & Giveaway)

Hades (Halo #2)
Published August 30th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends
Bethany and Xavier are even closer since battling Jake Thorn and his evil influence (in Halo) and Beth and her angel siblings must still protect Venus Cove from the Dark Forces. 
When a party game – a séance – inadvertently releases Jake from the Underworld, he disguises himself and tricks Beth into taking a ride on his motorcycle. When the highway opens up and swallows them, Beth learns too late that she’s now a prisoner in hell. What happens to angels there? As her archangel brother, Gabriel, her sister Ivy, Xavier, and her best friend, Molly search for her, Beth must weigh Jake’s bargaining for her freedom: one night with him, and she will be released back to Earth. Can Jake be trusted in this wager? And is he also using Beth to engineer the fall of the archangel Gabriel? Xavier has already lost one love – when Jake tricks him into thinking that Bethany is dead, his grief and anger result in a betrayal that will leave Bethany – and readers – wondering if he is so good after all. 
It will be up to Beth to use everything she’s learned about her powers as an angel – and about love – to free herself and those she loves from the clutches of Hades.
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/31/2011 06:00:00 AM

Book of the Month Wrap-Up: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

Good morning lovelies! It's time to wrap up our August Book of the Month and announce the winners!

First, I wanted to say a BIG thank for making our first ever Book of the Month such a huge success!  And if you loved this feature as much as Kelly and I did, no worries!  We will be announcing September's Book of the Month tomorrow.  There will be more reviews, Sexy Snippets, an interview and a few giveaways.  So be sure to check back! 

Okay, and now on to the details!

  • The winner of the character face-off was Mick with a land slide victory of 24 votes out of 38 total. Woohooo! Thank you all for voting for the fabulously hot football player, I love seeing so many Team Mick fans out there! And if you were one of the few who voted for Gavin, well no worries - we can still be friends. We'll just have to work on your taste. ;)
  • Thank you to everyone who stopped by Jaci's guest post and entered to win the first in Jaci Burton's Play-by-Play series, The Perfect Play and matching book thong from Dalla Luna!  The winner is JenM!
  • Changing the Game received 209 entries for this giveaway, thank you to everyone who entered!  The winner of a copy of Changing the Game, our fabulous Book of the Month, is Pam S.

Don't forget, Jaci's third book in the Play-by-Play series, Taking a Shot, will be out in March 2012.  I know, it's a long wait, but I'm sure it will be well worth it! 
You can pre-order your copy now at: 

Thanks again to everyone who joined us, and don't forget to check in tomorrow for our next book of the month!
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/31/2011 05:30:00 AM

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Review: Enemy Mine by Karin Harlow

Enemy Mine (L.O.S.T #2)
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2011 by Pocket Star
Lovers from opposite worlds reunite in Karin Harlow’s explosive, erotic new L.O.S.T. adventure. . . .
While tracking a hijacked cask of enriched uranium in Kyrgyzstan, L.O.S.T. operative Nikko Cruz is ambushed and left for dead. Which means he must be hallucinating when the only woman he ever loved—the woman he was sentenced to death for killing—comes to his rescue. Half-daemon Selena Guererro has secrets she’d kill for. The most important one, she’s already died to protect. Now she’ll do anything to keep her daughter safe. But she can’t just leave her lost love to perish. She injects Nikko with immortal blood serum, putting herself in grave danger.
When Nikko comes to, he is superhuman and super pissed. The mother of his daughter—the one he thought killed their child—is alive. He wants answers. He wants blood. And despite his best intentions, he wants Selena. He traces her to a mysterious terrorist cell where the cask has surfaced. First, he must retrieve the deadly material. Then he’ll take revenge on his beautiful ex. But when nothing goes as planned, Nikko and Selena find themselves burning with desire . . . and blowing the roof off their separate worlds, human and daemon alike.
Karin Harlow’s latest offering in the L.O.S.T. series will not disappoint!
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/30/2011 11:46:00 PM

On bookshelves today... (08/30/2011)

Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/30/2011 12:01:00 AM
New release for Tuesday, August 30th 2011
I apologize for this post being pretty lazy, it has just been one of those days and I ran out of time to do this post up right. =(

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sexy Snippets: Enemy Mine by Karin Harlow

Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines and Secrets of a Book Lover for the 18+ crowd. To join in just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like. Then ass your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!
His blood blazed with such intensity it burned. His cock stiffened to the consistency of steel. He pushed her legs apart, and with no preamble, filled her to his root. Selena closed her eyes, pressing her back against the wall, bringing him with her. "I love that," she moaned.

Nikko swelled more, if that was possible. Lightening bolts of desire shot through him. "God, Selena," he hoarsely groaned, his rod throbbing inside her. Her liquid muscles clamped around him. He could feel every part of her. Slick, tight, demanding. Pulling him deeper. The intensity of the feelings nearly brought him to his knees. He pushed higher into her and she responding by arching into him. He pulled back, her muscles reluctant to release him. The erotic drag inside her pushed him to the edge. He thrust back into her. Every part of him sparked with fire, every cell of him pulsed, raw, aching. He thrust again. And again. 

Now it's your turn! Add your snippet to the linky below and show me your sexy!

Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/29/2011 11:00:00 PM

Review: The Game of Love by Jeanette Murray

The Game of Love
Expected publication: August 29th 2011 by Carina Press
Chris St. James is ready for normal. After walking away from her pro tennis career and a toxic relationship with a star hockey player, she's starting a new life as a teacher and tennis coach in a small town. Now all she needs is an average guy to share it with.Brett Wallace is no average guy. Forced to retire from the NFL after an injury—and suddenly single after being dumped by his status-conscious wife—he's returned to his hometown to coach the varsity football team. Wary of women interested only in his celebrity, Brett finds Chris's indifference to his former career refreshing.The last thing Chris needs is to get involved with another pro athlete, but she can't deny the sparks that fly between them. So she agrees to a purely physical, no-strings-attached affair. But the rules of the game change when she falls for him…
Brett ‘The Wall’ Wallace is a retired NFL player who has returned to his home town to couch the Northeastern High School football team. Wary of women after him only because of his past career Brett is instantly intrigued by Chris who seems to want nothing to do with him.
Chris St. James is a retired pro tennis player who has just moved to town to couch the girl’s tennis team and teach high school math. Embarrassed and resentful of her pro past Chris hides it from everyone, and wanting nothing to do with pro anything Chris instantly forms a dislike for Brett.
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/29/2011 11:41:00 AM

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Jess's Review: Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton

Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by Self Published
ISBN 0987749307
Courtesy of Author
FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally. In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic. Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever. When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim.

Jess's Thoughts:

Bound by Blood opens on Brianna Reece, a no-nonsense FBI agent, in a bar searching for clues surrounding a murder on a job she’s heard of but doesn’t officially start work on until a few days later. She’s clever, independent, good in a fight, oh and she’s also psychic. More accurately: she’s an empath and able to sense other people’s emotions.

Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/27/2011 12:00:00 PM

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bookish News!

Happy Friday everyone, woohoo FRIIIIDAY! Excited I am. LoL
So there was a lot of exciting bookish news today. First;
Karen Marie Moning has announce that she is currently working on a trilogy set in the Fever world featuring Dani, Christian and Ryodan. *Happy Dance* She states that it will not be a Y.A. which I know will make a lot of readers, including myself, who was concerned with Christian being in a Y.A. happy! 
After that KMM will be working on TWO MORE BOOKS in the Fever series featuring Mac & Barrons!!!! It's okay to get up and do a little jig for that one! lol She also says that a lot of questions that haven't been answered yet, which she delights in torturing us with I think, will be answered in these books! 
To find out more visit KMM's FaceBook page under 'My Notes'
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/26/2011 12:37:00 PM

Thursday, August 25, 2011

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover.
This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make new friends!

-You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
-Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
-Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
-List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
-Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
-Visit the other blogs on the list. If you like what you see make sure to leave a comment and follow so the blog owner knows you stopped by and can return the favor. Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back.J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blog love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) or Kelly (secretsofabooklover at gmail dot com) with any questions!
Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/25/2011 11:00:00 PM

Lexy's Review & Giveaway: Ripe for Pleasure by Isobel Carr

Ripe for Pleasure 
The League of Second Sons #1
Mass Market Paperback, 295 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Forever 
Second in line, first in loveA secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost.... Their fathers and brothers may rule the world, but they run it . . . and when it comes to passion, they refuse to accept second best.
Searching for hidden treasure,finding forbidden fantasy.London's most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse. 
Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola's life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he'll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all.
Lexy’s Thought’s:
When you are a second son you are usually not left with much of anything save a name. Lucky for Leonidas (Leo) Vaughn he has been left with property and the means to support himself if he can scrape by. When he finds the equivalent of a treasure map he follows it with the hope to save his property. Leo fully expects to find treasure, it’s just not the type of treasure he was expecting to get his hands on that has him falling head over heals.

Posted by Crystal @ RBtWBC at 8/25/2011 06:00:00 AM


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