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COVER REVEAL: Gone – Anna Bloom

I’m really EXCITED to reveal this cover because 1) I have been with Anna throughout her writing this and the finished book is AMAZING!, 2) I helped her pick her cover and 3) I just love her. So without further ado, here is the beautiful cover.


Title: Gone
Author: Anna Bloom
Genre: Mature YA (intended for readers ages 16-19)
Publication: July 28th, 2014


Rebecca Walters harbours a dark secret, and as the fifty-three bangles she wears on her wrists as a self-imposed sentence of guilt remind her, she can’t even begin to consider moving on. Not after what happened on that night six months ago… a night which she can’t remember and yet managed to change her life forever.
When Rebecca comes across Joshua Adams, man equally haunted by past tragedies, on a moonlit beach, both of their lives are destined to change forever, and when the girl made out of the sun meets the boy made out of the moon and sea, anything can happen… but will the knowledge of their murky pasts bring them together or drive them apart?
Will Rebecca finally be able to claim her freedom? Will she stay and fight to be the girl she found on the sandy beaches of Cornwall or is she destined to keep running and hiding from a past that won’t stay Gone? One thing’s for certain: either way, nothing will ever be the same again.


Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

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Posted in YA

Divergent series – Veronica Roth


Divergent Synopsis

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

5 out 5 stars!

Insurgent Synopsis

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

4 out of 5 stars

Allegiant Synopsis

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. 

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

3 out of 5 stars


My Review

I’d been meaning to read the Divergent series for months now. I hate going to see a book film adaptation without reading the book, so when the release day was nearing, I got to reading the series (and maybe just a little bit persuade by Holly to begin it too). This review will be about the three books, seeing as I just continually read one after the other, and to be honest, with so much packed into each book, what happened in which book is kind of a blur. So bare with me on this one, it may be a bumpy road in terms of this review haha.

If you haven’t heard of the Divergent series, firstly, where have you been? And secondly, you do know the film is out right? Anyway, for those who don’t know, the series revolves around a young woman called Beatrice. She is in Abnegation, one of the five factions in her ‘city’. Her faction are known as the ‘Stiffs’, for obvious reasons, and they are selfless, always helping and putting other first. When you are 16, you take a test to determine which faction you ‘belong to’ and thus at the choosing ceremony you can either stay with your faction or move faction, depending on the results of your test. For Beatrice her tests are inconclusive which means she is a Divergent and that is dangerous.

On choosing day she has a tough decision, stay with her family or be who she truly is and change factions. She changes and that day changes the rest of her life…and thus begins a romance, a war and a lot of trying to stay alive and keep the ones she loves alive, even if it means dealing with the consequences of her actions and hurting the ones she loves too.

I really liked Beatrice/Tris as a heroine. We first meet her, she is clumsy, Abnegation is all she knows but deep down she knows she is different and when she finds out she is Divergent and chooses the Dauntless, that is when her life changes for the best and worst. We watch her grow up so much throughout the book, from a timid and intrigued young women to a strong and fearless young women.

She pushes herself to the limits and you actually feel proud of her. She really is a Dauntless fighter, so brave and fearless and stupid at times, but that is what makes Tris, Tris. She truly is Divergent and the more we know about her, the more you can see that. She had bits of each faction in her, bits that save her life time and time again but bits that also put her in danger. We watch her grief, we watch her sacrifice but most of all, she does this to protect the ones she loves, protects those who cant protect themselves really. She puts herself out there and although they come with consequences, you know that Abnegation has and will always be implanted in her. To make her selfless in terms of what she does.

I liked knowing she was in love with Four. I did like these two together. They brought out the best and worst at times but over the books, I just wanted Tris to let Four go. Although I felt bad for him, because Tris didn’t trust easily with strangers and thought things through, Four jumped straight in and this was the cause for nearly every argument – that and Tris’ death wish. But how it ended between them, my heart was skipping and I knew it really was the end. Over the three books you are not only invested in the storyline, but in Tris and Four too and my head kind of bleed when it was all over.

I had a theory about Tris in Allegiant. This theory was that deep down she was still Abnegation and she was selfless and when I turned the page and got to the part that everyone is majorly pissed at, I felt a bit of pride for actually being right about it. I knew what happened in Allegiant as before reading them, I wasn’t going to, and my friend Anna Bloom told me what happened (She refuses to read the book hahah) I just didn’t know how it happened. But to be honest with you, I didn’t feel anything towards what happened. It really is for shock value, and it could have ended up differently in my opinion, but then fair enough on Veronica, she wanted to rock the boat and make us see that not everything can have a happy ending. I’m trying hard not to give away what happens so I’m going to keep my mouth zipped now.

This is a little bit controversial because so many people adore Four/Tobias. I actually really liked him in Divergent. He is strong, a bit of a leader, keeps to himself (because of his Divergence) but when Tris comes along after the Choosing Ceremony, she seemingly puts him in a spin. Despite being a bit of a wanker towards her, you can see he is trying to help her through initiation, knows she is Divergent and wants to protect her from the people wanting to kill them. He opens up himself to her, takes her in his fear landscape – which he has never shown nor taken anymore before – and you can see a romance brewing between them. You can see she has effected him and they are both great together – they both have the need to fight, to be together, to protect each other from the war brewing and you know that one cannot live without the other.

BUT, this is a massive but, as the series went on, my love for Four turned into annoyance, turned into dislike, especially in Allegiant where I wanted to smack him nearly every page.

I did sob my heart out for the last few chapters. I was texting Anna Bloom about the event that takes place and when Four arrives, the floodgates opened and I didn’t stop crying until the very end. Even after it was the in the front of my mind, replaying. Despite not being a fan of the end, I don’t think there could have been another way to end it – unless Veronica didn’t write that massive event in.

I just cant wait to see how this all pans out in the film versions. There is so much that happens that I’m hoping they do a great job in portraying as much as they can, as accurately as they can in Insurgent and Allegiant. Here’s to the next films!

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TEASER: Two Roads – L.M Augustine (+ GIVEAWAY)

So this is the final stop and final post of the L.M Augustine week.

If you havent’ seen the posts from this week or are just looking at them now, you can check out my author interview HERE, my review HERE and West’s interview HERE. The go and buy Click to Subscribe 😉

NOW, L.M has been kind enough to give me a teaser from his upcoming NA book – Two Roads.

For those of you who have yet to hear or read the synopsis, here it is:-

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. So she begins hating him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

Expected Release date: August 26th 2013


AND NOW for the teaser 😀


Two Roads teaser

“In the immortal words of Edgar Allan Poe,” Logan says once the laughter subsides, “we’re fucked. And no,” he adds, winking at me, “I don’t mean ‘fucked’ in the sense that we are hopeless.”


About L.M Augustine

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake. Click To Subscribe is his first novel, but it won’t be his last.
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Posted in Erotica, New Adult, Romance, YA

My top 10 books of 2012

Seeing as it’s nearing the end of 2012 and it’s been a great year for new books and authors, I thought I would write my top ten books that I have thoroughly loved this this. They are in no particular order.

  1. Down To You – M. Leighton
  2. Such a Rush – Jennifer Echols
  3. Leave Me Breathless – Cherrie Lynn
  4. What I Didn’t Say – Keary Taylor
  5. From Rags – Suzanne Wright
  6. The Secret of Ella and Micha – Jessica Sorensen
  7. Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  8. The Edge of Never – J.A Redmerski
  9. Everything But – Jade C. Jamison
  10. Crash – Nicole Williams

I need to add a NUMBER 11. I read this before the end of 2012 and it was AMAZING! So I’m adding On Dublin Street – Samantha Young.

So what have been some of your favourite books this year? Any of mine that would be in your list?

Posted in Romance, YA

Falling for the ghost of you – Nicole Christie


Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend’s cheating on her with a friend. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her mother’s marrying a man she just met.

Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather, and his gorgeous son–the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day! Zane O’ Connor is sexy and charming, and way out of her league. He makes her forget her ex-boyfriend even existed. But there’s no way she’d ever have a chance with him…right?

Through a strange turn of events, Violet finds herself living with Zane for a month. Somewhere between the fighting and flirting, they become friends. And it isn’t long before that friendship blooms into something else…something more powerful than Violet anticipated.

But Zane is hiding something from her–something big enough to tear them apart if Violet ever discovered the truth about him. Her suspicions keep her from trusting him completely. She’s been burned before–is she willing to take that risk again?

As she and Zane spend more time together, Violet realizes it’s too late: she’s fallen for the beautiful boy with the big secret. Will she get her heart broken twice in one year–or will her love survive the truth?


My Reivew

17 year old Violet has just come back from spending two months in Hawaii working at her grandmother’s bakery with her friend Lauren. She hasn’t seen her boyfriend Matt or really spoke to him in that time too, and although he hasn’t really crossed her mind, she’s missed him and can’t wait to give him the present she got him.

But having met up with Matt, she gets dumped as he’s been cheating on her with a friend. Rushing to get out of the restaurant, tears blinding her, she only goes and falls over in front of a totally hot guy, who in turn helps her up off the floor.

As if her day can’t get any worse, she has to go for a meal with her mother and her new fiancé, Bill, whom her mum has only known for two months and also meet his son, Zane. But the trouble is, Zane is the totally hot guy from earlier, and she is so embarrassed because she is obviously attracted to him.

When her mother and future stepfather decide to go on a month trip around Europe for their pre-wedding honeymoon, Violet has to stay with her mum’s friend Jane, but things don’t go smoothly and so with nowhere to go, she ends up asking Zane if she can stay with him, in the house she will be moving into when her mum is back. Who is he to turn her down?

As they are both highly attracted to each other and spend a lot of time together, is it only a matter of time before something happens? It can’t though, can it? They are about to become step-sibling.

From the start this book had me laughing so hard. I began it last night when everyone was in bed, and it was so hard to keep from laughing and snorting loudly that I had to put the book down and resume it this morning, where I could laugh as loud as I wanted to and not wake anyone up. The stuff that Violet and her mum, Lily, come out with when they are nervous is just a hoot! I kept re-reading their comments because they had me in stitches and you could read the embarrassment coming from them both over the comments.

Throughout the course of the book, you find out that Zane is hiding something from Violet, and she can’t quite figure out what it is. She’s a highly jealous person, and any girl who comes within 10 feet of him, she has a tantrum, which did get annoying after a while, and you could see it annoyed Zane that she was acting this way. At 20, Zane tried to keep his feelings at bay but Violet broke him down and so they began a secret relationship. It wasn’t without its ups and downs and sometimes I thought Violet was acting really immature about situations they were in but I actually sympathized with her when Zane’s big secret came out because he should have told her sooner, but then he just wanted to be himself around her, so I could see his side too.

The sexual chemistry was powerful between them and it really heats up when they go swimming in the pool, of course it would though, you’re both wet, and in your underwear and as much as you want something to happen, it doesn’t – sorry to disappoint, you’ll just have to wait. Even when their parents get married, everyone at the wedding could see the sexual tension between them, but because her mum and Bill were so wrapped up in the wedding, they didn’t notice. No matter how hard they tried to stay away, they were just pulled together like a magnet.
Although they both really like one another, the only thing that could have been mentioned was that they were still step-siblings. Although I have no problems with that, I’m not prude, you love who you love, she never once thought it was ‘wrong’ to be with your step-brother, nor did they ever mention each other as such, but I suppose they aren’t really blood related so maybe that’s why it wasn’t mentioned as much as I thought it would have.

Other than that, I laughed, cried and my chest hurt reading about Violet and Zane and of course Lauren’s story. I gasped when I found out about Zane’s secret, I cried at Violets birthday party and I laughed so hard at everything she said, embarrassing or not.

I think this book is actually now one of my favourites. I couldn’t stop reading it, well I had to last night as I would have woke the house, but if there was a sequel, I’d have to be one of the first to get it because I fell in love with all the characters, especially Zane as he was just yummy!