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Valentine Morland has waited nine years to meet her scientifically determined matchmate… Now, she must marry him. #somethingblue#comingsoon #reveal #newteaser #dystopianromance #romance #valentine#myfunnyvalentine #tattoos #puzzlepieces #matchmate #blissinc #corporate#ecstasy #bliss #formulafortruelove #waiting #bookworm #booklove#bibliophile #dystopia #bookblogger #newrelease

In the city of Monopolis where happily ever after is just a scientific formula away, Valentine Morland has been waiting nine years for her day to come. Now it’s here, and she will marry the man of her dreams, a stranger to her, before being swept off to life of carefree luxury and bliss, courtesy of the Jigsaw Project. However, all is not as Valentine imagined as her new husband is quickly discovered as not the man of her dreams, but one who claims he isn’t capable of love at all. Harbouring an intense paranoia for the system, which upholds the very idealist fantasy that Valentine holds so dear, Clark threatens to throw her into a world, not of bliss, but of scary consequence where her every emotion is under scrutiny. Can it be that the scientific formula with a 99% success rate got it all wrong, or is everything in the world of Bliss Inc. more sinister than it seems?

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Review: When Our Worlds Collide by Kellie Wallace

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If you’ve been a fan of this blog for a while, then you know that we cover a LOT of Kellie Wallace’s work.  She’s a multi-genre author, who just happens to encompass all of our favorites.  Her recent work, When Our World’s Collide, is a Dystopian tale with a nice Robin Hood arc (or at least that’s what we thought). Once you read about The Ravens, you’ll understand 😉 148d121f772ba894a932f8d5462c5a2a

Amira’s peaceful city is taken over by a military regime, while it seems that the entire world is fighting in a bigger war.  Resources are thin and in a bid to be a help to her family, Amira accepts a position within the regime. Amira finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and to her beliefs.

This story has good bones and the overall theme is good.  The love story within it left me a teeny bit sour though.  The fellas were not likable by today’s standards at all. I’m not sure what the time period is for this story, but given that Wallace writes about World War 2 frequently, I would imagine it is somewhere in that realm.  The story moved quickly and kept me hooked enough to keep reading and want more! I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 Stars and continue to be a fan of Wallace’s and look forward to seeing more of her work. Dystopian fans and fans of intrigue should enjoy this tome.  It’s dark, so probably not for young teens and definitely not for kids.

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SOMETHING BLUE- A DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE FROM AUTHOR KRISTY NICOLLE

COMING APRIL 2017

 

SYNOPSIS

In the city of Monopolis, where happily ever after is just a scientific formula away, Valentine Morland has been waiting nine years for her day to come. Now it’s here, and she will marry the man of her dreams, a stranger to her, before being swept off to life of carefree luxury and bliss, courtesy of the Jigsaw Project. However, all is not as Valentine imagined as her new husband is quickly discovered as not the man of her dreams, but one who claims he isn’t capable of love at all. Harbouring an intense paranoia for the system, which upholds the very idealist fantasy that Valentine holds so dear, Clark threatens to throw her into a world, not of bliss, but of scary consequence where her every emotion is under scrutiny. Can it be that the scientific formula with a 99% success rate got it all wrong, or is everything in the world of Bliss Inc. more sinister than it seems?

 

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Title: Release: the Alliance Chronicles

Author: SF Benson

Genre: New Adult Dystopian

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design

Expected Publication Date: January 12, 2017

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Blurb: Years before the United States collapses and the New Order takes over, Asher Jones is a teenager living in Taylor, Michigan. Turmoil rocks the country. Citizens are dismayed. But for Asher, his only concern is the girl next door. His world is perfect until the night his family is brutally killed. Asher struggles to make sense of his life. Drugs and alcohol become his constant companions and land him in jail. Now he’s at a crossroad—clean up his act or continue down the path of self-destruction. Every choice, however, comes with a consequence. When a kid from the right side of the tracks veers left, how does he find his way back? Tag Line: “Out of pain comes growth.”

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Excerpt:

One of our favorite places to hang out was the Taylor Twist ice cream parlor on Eureka Road. It was a family-friendly place with the best sundaes in town. Cindy ordered her usual brownie sundae with a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream and extra whipped cream. I was happy with a double scoop of Superman—blue, red, and yellow ice cream. Taylor Twist’s version came in blueberry, cherry, and banana flavors. We took our orders to one of the plain brown tables in a corner. My multi-colored ice cream melted over my fingers watching Cindy. Her tongue swirled around the spoon licking off the ice cream and whipped cream. She plunged the spoon back into the bowl. This time she stuck the whole thing in her mouth and sucked it off slowly. I gulped, wanting to trade places with the spoon. Cindy’s pretty lips lifted into a smile. “If you planned on watching me eat, why’d you order anything?” Her words brought me back to reality. I grabbed a stack of napkins and cleaned up the mess I made. “Yeah. Looks like you’re enjoying your ice cream.” “Nope.” “No?” I was confused. “I’m enjoying the expression on your face. Want some?” Cindy held the spoon out for me. Hell, yeah. But what I wanted didn’t come on a spoon. So I lied and tried not to notice the boner her little display gave me. “Naw. I’m good.” “I bet you are,” she teased. Cindy closed her eyes, putting a scoop of ice cream on her tongue. Her lips opened and closed around the spoon. She gave a little moan. I didn’t know if she was doing it on purpose, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away. As her sundae disappeared, so did my resolve. If I got this wrong, I was going to die. screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-23-49-pm

 

About the Author

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SF Benson, a native of Michigan, resides in Georgia with her husband, a human daughter, and a couple of miniature fur kids (two female short-haired guinea pigs). At one time she wrangled a household which included three Samoyeds, saltwater fish, a hamster, and three guinea pigs. When she’s not busy playing Doctor Doolittle, she enjoys answering the question “what if” by writing mostly Dystopian/science fiction and paranormal stories for young adults and new adults. And if a spare moment happens, she morphs into a bookworm and devours a few books simultaneously.

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Book Review: Type X by M.A. Phipps

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Okay, let’s start this review off with a link to my review of Book 1 in the Project W.A.R Trilogy, Ultraxenopia.  Trust me, it will save you a lot of time and confusion, not to mention, I can save a bit on my word count. tumblr_inline_npyun1MlsB1rxr4x6_500

So, now that you’ve gone and read about Book 1, let us proceed to Book 2. (Dr. Richter will be pleased with your progress) …(Okay, inside joke for those who’ve read the books 😉 ) Normally this is the part where I insert clever memes and gifs, but M.A. Phipps has generously provided me with some teaser pics that will do nicely.

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Type X, picks up 2 years after the last book.  It’s hard to say much since I don’t want to give spoilers, especially since Release Day isn’t until Friday 08/19/2016! Anyway, 2 years later and Wynter is not the naive girl she used to be.  She has become a weapon, brainwashed by the State and used to destroy cities and countries with a mere thought.  She’s like Jean Grey’s Dark Pheonix, seriously, it’s bad.  x-men-apocalypse-trailer-hints-at-dark-phoenix-will-jean-grey-go-bad-ok-this-visual-is-778725So while Wynter is focusing on surviving and getting her Dark Phoenix on, the actual resistance known as Pheonix is plotting her extraction.  Eventually, she’s caught off guard and ends up reunited with her former friends.

Par the course for brainwashing, Wynter doesn’t remember ANY of them, and her rescuers have become her captors.

This book has a LOT going on, in a good way, not a confusing one.  Wynter has PTSD, 67415704Stockholm Syndrome,amnesia, and uncontrollable powers to contend with.  All this going on while a civil war is brewing…seriously, M.A. Phipps, have you ever done a stint as a writer at Marvel?

 

I really enjoyed this novel and I need to thank my lucky stars and the author for allowing me to read it as an ARC.  I’m absolutely giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars!tumblr_louhxo5DxL1qzj6s0.gif It’s Dystopian and if you like the Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver, etc. You’ll love this one.  It’s got a lot of violence and a bit of sexual content so I’d rate it at a PG level.  Probably 15 years and up would be my conservative recommendation on this one.

You can pre-order it on Amazon, or just wait until Friday, but either way make sure it’s on your e-reader! (or book if you are so inclined.) I’ll set up some stalking links below and leave you with this teensy tiny disclaimer…..* I don’t own Marvel, Jean Grey, Dark Pheonix. I only borrowed their images from the interwebs.  Marvel don’t come after me, it’s really flattery to mention your franchise in this post…M.A. Phipps wrote a good one 😉 

Join M.A. Phipps on Friday, August 19,2016 to celebrate the release of Type X! Lots of great authors will be attending as well as Phipps herself! It’s sure to be fun…and we all know you’ll be checking Facebook anyway 😉 Type X Release Party

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Review: Blossom and The Beast by RS McCoy

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“*A Paranormal Romance retelling of Beauty and the Beast* Blossom Frane is only weeks away from her transformation. On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll find out her future branch of society and her totem, the animal form she’ll be able to take at will for the rest of her life. Like her brothers, she’s expected to be a brown bear of the religious branch known as Terra. In the Alderwood forests, Blossom’s bear blood is a valuable asset. Any day now, a rival clan leader will step forward and offer her father a hefty bounty in exchange for her hand in marriage. Blossom can do nothing more than sit back and wait to be traded to the highest bidder. Determined to spend her last weeks exploring the Alderwood, Blossom sneaks away and manages to find Kaide Landel, a rising political star of the Pyro branch. Known for his violence and disregard for the religious teachings of the Terra branch, he’s all wrong for the bear clan’s prized daughter. But when the politician uses his wealth and influence to secure her hand, Blossom has no choice but to leave her family and marry him—if she lives that long.” Amazon.com

This is a great fairy tale retelling.  I found myself zoning out and ignoring the world outside just so I could find out what was going on in Blossom’s! So let me start from the top. I was given an ARC in exchange for an HONEST review, so here it is.

This is a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast, which also happens to be my favorite Disney story as well as traditional fairy tale.  The author gives nods to both the original telling as well as Disney…(But that’s my opinion! Sure she didn’t do anything that Disney will attack for!) The world in which Blossom lives is divided up into clans: Terra, Pyro, Aero, and Hydra.  Each clan adheres to a strict code and contributes to the overall well being of society….(sounds Dystopian to me 😉 ) Upon a person’s 18th birthday they attend a special ceremony to determine what their “totem” is.  Blossom’s family is sure she’ll be a bear, which from what I gather is pretty elite, especially a female bear. This brings offers of marriage to her family even before she’s of age.  While her father promises to protect her and not marry her off too soon, plans change when a very powerful man spots her in the woods.

Kaide is the Pyro Vice Syndicate, which makes him the 2nd most powerful person in his branch of the government, and he seems to be the heir apparent to the Syndicate seat when the old one retires.  He sees Blossom and goes against everything he knows to bargain for her as his bride.  Leaving her family pretty much no choice, he wins Blossom and takes her away from everything she knows.  Now the girl from the quaint Alderwood finds herself in a dangerous city in a viper’s nest of corruption and greed.

This is Book 1 in the Alder Tales series, and I’m glad to know there are more on the way. I can’t wait to see how this whole tale plays out. The majority of this story is about Blossom growing up and learning to navigate the role of wife of a powerful political player.  It also goes into a bit of Kaide’s back story and shows how he came to be so ruthless and cold.  At first I didn’t think I would like him at all, but that’s the charm of Beauty and the Beast really, the Beast becomes lovable in the end.

I’m definitely giving this “Beauty” a 5 out of 5 Stars! I would be okay with any teens in my life reading it, as it’s fairly clean. Probably upper teens, though. I would also call it Paranormal and Dystopian, because the world in which these characters reside resembles a bit of the world Divergent calls home. The writing is good on so many levels! Technically it’s amazing (and that’s not even putting into account that it was an ARC with a few flaws to be fixed), and the characters were so real I could imaging Blossom climbing trees in my backyard!  Can’t wait to read Book 2!

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Happy Reading!

Bibliogal

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Rebecca

Author Spotlight!

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Author Bio
M. A. Phipps was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1987. In 2009, she moved to London to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communications and Journalism. It was there that she met her husband and they now live in the Southwest where she works fulltime pursuing her true passion: fiction. She enjoys writing any genre, but the majority of her work contains some sort of fantastical element. In 2013, one of her short stories was shortlisted for publication and in the following year, she submitted her first-full length novel to an online writing competition where it was rated second overall out of over two-hundred manuscripts. In 2015, she decided to self-publish her dystopian novel, Ultraxenopia, which was acquired by a publisher five months later. At it’s re-release, it became an international bestseller

 

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Don’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive. I was wrong. Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality. Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.
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Remember that time I reviewed Ultraxenopia?…check it out here

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