WoW #110 - Princess of Thornes

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Princess of Thornes
Author: Stacey Jay

Expected Publication: December 9, 2014


Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.
Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

Why I am lurking on this: I already have Juliet Immortal and Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay on my pile of retellings, and I am looking forward to this very much, although I didn't have time to read the others yet. But I have to say that I don't like this cover much...

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About the Author

L.A. Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum and a not-exactly-recovered romance addict. She's also plucked up the courage to become an indie author! ADRIAN LESSONS, a New Adult contemporary romance, is her first book - if you don't count the ones she wrote before she finally came up with something publishable. (She prefers not to.) JAMES GAMES is the second.

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About James Games

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Every year, the girls of Phi Delpha Chi, Fiona Arlett’s dream sorority, hold a competition.
The prize?
James Reid, king size bar of eye candy and famous actor turned haughty undergrad.
The rules?
No girl but the winner can touch him.
The problem?
Fiona miiight have unknowingly banged his brains out last week.
Losing the competition may mean wearing a chicken suit to the sexiest Halloween costume contest, but she’d rather have feathers up her butt than let the truth out.
Unfortunately, she and James have lots in common and more chemistry than the science wing. Soon they’re sneaking around behind the backs of UCSD’s hottest and most vengeful girls.
If they find out?
Fiona’s screwed.


EXCERPT / Teaser Tuesday
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

"Leave," James repeats. The word sweeps over the boys surrounding me like an icy cold breeze from the asscrack of Antarctica. He’s really got the serial killer vibe going on. Even I have to resist the urge to jump up and run for the hills. I don’t blame my harem for scattering, leaving me sitting exposed and undefended on the counter, at the mercy of James Reid.

I point at him. "You scared away my harem."

"Those guys were looking at you like you’re a piece of meat." His tone is thick with disgust.

"Technically I am a piece of meat. Plus bones and stuff. Also, don’t you think that’s a bit hypocritical?"

I expect him to scoff at this, to shrug it off or deny it. Instead he cuts his eyes away from me. "I’m sorry," he says finally. "I shouldn’t have jump—"

"Jump-started my car for me," I interrupted loudly, fully aware that Sigrid is straining to listen in on our conversation, even if she is across the room. "You’re right. You should have just let me take it to the shop. Some things should be done by professionals."

A ghost of a smile traces its way upward from the corners of his lips. It’s the first time I’ve seen him smile, and damn, is it dangerous. I swallow and look away. "Although—even though I know that I shouldn’t have let you near my car, and you’re definitely not coming near it again, you don’t need to apologize. At the time, I really wanted you to jump-start my car."

My phone buzzes. I glance down. A text from Iris. Think of a better euphemism. You’re not being subtle.

"Did you just say I’m not a professional?" he asks, leaning one-handed on the counter so that his thumb is bare inches away from my thigh. He’s close enough to count the goose pimples that appear on my skin.

"Definitely an amateur," I smirk.

His hand inches closer. "Why don’t you call me next time your car needs some work done and I’ll show you more of what I’m capable of."

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You can also check out an excerpt for L.A. Rose's first book ADRIAN LESSONS here.

Furthermore, be sure to check back for the blog tour running at the end of October. I'm participating with a review, going to let you know exactly just how hot James really is!

Me, my Shelf, and I


Me, my Shelf, and I is my version of a weekly recap post, and also a feature to tell you more about myself. What exactly I am doing, you can see here.

ME ... fainéant?

Definition: "idle and ineffectual; indolent"

Well, I guess. We all have moments where we just want to put our legs up and do nothing, right? I'm pretty sure I mentioned before that I am a person who lives in phases, so sometimes I am doing twenty things at once, and it's just fine, but then I get into a low and even tasks I usually enjoy become annoying and I try to avoid them.

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AdrianLessonsSaleGraphicSo the sale for Adrian Lessons is still going on today, and everyone who loves cheeky NA characters should give this a shot. I haven't read it myself yet, but I plan on it, because it sounds really fun. So does James Games which will be on my blog for a promo next week.

Posts of last week:

Booking Through Thursday: Shakespeare

Planned posts for next week:

Tuesday - Promo: James Games by L.A. Rose
Waiting on Wednesday: #110
Sunday: Me, my Shelf, and I

and I

It was an uneventful week, except for yesterday, when I had almost all my friends over for playing some games. It's hard to get us all in one spot at the same time, coz we have so dfferent lives and schedules, so I was a bit surprised it worked on short notice. ^^ It was lots of fun, but also enough social life for me for a while now. x)

Then I finally decided to go to the book fair in Frankfurt in 2 weeks. Now I have alot of planning to do, etc, but I'm looking forward to it very much!!

BTT #26 - Shakespeare

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Okay, show of hands … who has read Shakespeare OUTSIDE of school required reading? Do you watch the plays? How about movies? Do you love him? Think he’s overrated?

I voluntarily picked Shakespeare's Macbeth for a school assignment once, does that count? If not, then I haven't read anything of him yet, but I plan to. Sadly, I am shying away from anything classic quite easily, but I am determined to broaden my horizons with the classical literature some day, and Shakespeare is pretty high on the list, because I like his stories. Having read Macbeth and Hamlet, I can also say I like his style, comparing him with some other stuff of the required reading. Overall, I think Shakespeare is definitvely one of the best, especially his tragedies, but still gets overrated at times.

As for watching, I have seen several of his plays on stage, even with rather modern interpretations, and liked them because they just stell a good story. I watched the Romeo + Juliet movie with DiCaprio, like that pretty well, and Shakespeare in Love was pretty cute, too.

Me, my Shelf, and I


Me, my Shelf, and I is my version of a weekly recap post, and also a feature to tell you more about myself. What exactly I am doing, you can see here.

ME ... tantivy?

Definition: "at full gallop, swift, rapid"

Hm... I don't really think so. I am this head-through-the-wall kind of person, but I do things at my own pace and leisure, and if people start stressing around me, I hit the breakes. I used to be all rush and full speed, but I guess I grew up and learned. ^^

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Posts of last week:

Monday - Review | Blog Tour: The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy
Tuesday - Promo: Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose
Waiting on Wednesday: Suspicion
Friday - Movie Review: Maleficent

Planned posts for next week:

Waiting on Wednesday: #110
Sunday: Me, my Shelf, and I

and I

We were out last night, just at one of the local small fire station fairs. It's just one of those things we do alot in the summer and autumn, to get togehter, eat, drink, and dance. I met some people from high school who I doubted still recognized me, but it was kinda nice seeing them again, and strike up a conversation about what life has done to them since. Toally strange, but cool.

Tonight, I am seeing my parents the first time since they are back from vacation. I'll probably have to look at tons of pictures, but at least I get to eat one of those typical Hungarian meals only my dad cooks every one in a while. Yummy!

Furthermore, I am sad that Jenea @ Books Live Forever said goodbye to her blog, at least for now. She was one of the few I visited often, and I hope she'll find her way back into the community as soon as real life gives her the time to do so. =) For the time being, I wish her just the best. Love you! <3