Forest's Heir was self-published by the author, Ley Hayley, and is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
Seventeen year old Rosalind Rowan was born a princess, the apple of her father’s eye. She loves the thick forests and lush meadows of the Forested Land. She is sometimes selfish and reckless, but she is also kind and loves fearlessly. Rosalind—who is known to everyone but the Queen as Rose—is desperately in love with Gavin Ashford, the dashing and intriguing son of an important lord. She wants nothing more than to marry Gavin and live in a country manor, far away from court. Because once her older sister marries, Rosalind must take up the position of Regent of the Forested Land.
Rosalind discovers—in front of the King and his entire court—that she’s capable of powerful earth magic that only the rightful heir can do. Terrified and confused, Rosalind watches her relationship with her sister fall apart as whispers of what happened find their way out of the castle. As the time for her sister’s wedding draws closer, rumors of rebellion seep through the kingdom like a mist. When her older sister dies suddenly in her sleep, Rosalind is forced to take on a crown she never wanted. She sees her dreams of a quiet country life fall apart, but her love for Gavin never wavers.
Andrew Rivers, King of the nearby River Realm and the betrothed of Rosalind’s dead sister, comes to pay his respects to the dead princess. From the first time she sees him, Rosalind is strangely drawn to his charm and kindness. He quickly becomes a close friend to her, although his gaze hinted at more than friendship. Rosalind learns that her engagement to Gavin Ashford has been broken, and that she’s to marry Andrew Rivers instead. Heartbroken by the news and the feeling that Gavin has given up on her, Rosalind throws herself into learning how to run a kingdom. Her only support is Andrew Rivers, who shows her friendship and companionship as her world turns upside down. It’s against her will that she begins to love him.
When rumors turn into reality, Rosalind finds herself in the middle of a kingdom torn apart. In fear for her life, she must find someone to help her take back what is hers. In the end it all comes down to a single question: When the world falls apart, where do you find your strength?
A fever ravages New
London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to
the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t
help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display
of magic turns her into the most wanted witch in all of New England.
make matters worse, Cate has been erased from the memory of her beloved
Finn. While she’s torn between protecting him from further attacks and
encouraging him to fall for her all over again, she’s certain she can
never forgive Maura’s betrayal. And now that Tess’s visions have taken a
deadly turn, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another
looms ever closer to its fulfillment.
~So far I've only read the first book in this series, Born Wicked, but I'm still really looking forward to this one! I love the characters and the story line, it really grabs you and sucks you in.
It has been two years
since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and
- most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human,
Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one
Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.
when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears
about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.
worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries
hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.
Violet is going back to New York ... and she knows exactly who is going to be there.
With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.
The series starts out withSecretsin which the Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. As Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It's up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.
Continue the story of Nicholas Keller inTrustas he comes to terms with his Thusian heritage and has finally achieved some normalcy in his life. But when new neighbors move in next door at the beginning of his junior year, everything changes. He is launched into an impossible search, uncertain of who to trust, and this time it’s not just his own life that hangs in the balance—it’s the lives of countless others and everyone he loves.
Both books are currently available on Amazon, download the books today!
Stay tuned for the release of book 3 inThe Hero Chronicleson October 10, 2014!
All proceeds from the sale ofThe Hero Chronicleswill go towards the ongoing work and programs of Matthew 25: Ministries, serving the poorest of the poor throughout the world. Please visitwww.m25m.orgfor more information on Matthew 25: Ministries' humanitarian aid and disaster relief work.
About The Author:
Tim Mettey serves as CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator at Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization. Tim uses his many experiences and expertise in responding to disasters around the world to set the background for his The Hero Chronicle series. Tim struggles with and has overcome his learning disabilities with reading and writing to create this series, and hopes his journey can be an inspiration to others. He says, “Our disabilities do not define who we are, they make us stronger.”
Baalboden has been
ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel,
grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With
their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up
to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under
constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device
that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of
their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.
their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is
sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and
uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and
it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it
becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them,
the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom
may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous
traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.
this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever
destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and
standing their ground to fight.
enjoyed Deception a lot more than Defiance. I thought I had loved the
first book, but it was no match for this second installment in the
Deception was rich with events, action, lying,
betrayal, and many other things. SO much was packed into this book. Once
again, we didn't quite see the defeat of a certain character, but DID
see the defeat of some. We also lost some very beloved characters that
leave Rachel torn to shreds..and me too. There was so much going on
throughout the book, and so many characters, that it was hard to keep up
with sometimes, but the author did a really good job of rotating the
time to show each character here and there so that they weren't totally
This book was really fast-paced for the most
part. One thing I was really craving to see in this one, was more of
Rachel and Logan. It pretty much felt the same way as the first book,
only in this one they know they love each other. I was kind of
disappointed in that aspect, though it really made the book better I
I'm really hoping in the next book, which comes out next
year in 2014, that we see more of Rachel and Logan, otherwise the rest
of the book was AWESOME and I can't wait for the third one to come out!
Tandem (Many-Worlds #1) by Anna Jarzab Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 8th/2013 Pages: 428 Goodreads Purchase
What It's About! Everything repeats. You. Your best friend. Every person you know. Many worlds. Many lives--infinite possibilities. Welcome to the multiverse.
Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was
young, she loved her grandfather's stories of parallel worlds inhabited
by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha
never believed such worlds were real--until now, when she finds herself
thrust into one against her will.
To prevent imminent war, Sasha
must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess
who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds
in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she'll be
trapped in another girl's life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds
herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for
her love--one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she's someone
The first book in the Many-Worlds Trilogy, Tandem is a riveting saga of love and betrayal set in parallel universes in which nothing--and no one--is what it seems.
Hey guys! So, I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, but I'm back and going to start blogging regularly again. I've got some GREAT and exciting stuff coming your way in the next month or two, so keep your eyes peeled! I thought I'd start off by posting a few of the books that are coming out next month. Just in case, you know, you maybe might wanna buy that BookLover in your life the perfect gift for Christmas! ;) I've provided a link below to the BookDepository, they've got amazingly cheap prices, FREE shipping worldwide, AND even often have sales on their already-cheap priced books :) Any money I make goes back into the blog for giveaways, etc.
I have to admit, I'm kinda hoping for some of these under MY Christmas tree, (I know, some of them aren't out until AFTER Christmas, but that's what pre-ordering and IOUs are for, right? ;) I am SUPER EXCITED for Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder, and really, who isn't dying for Andrea Cremer's Snakeroot novel to come out?!
What books are you most excited for next month? Feel free to sound off in the comments! :)
Hi guys! As you may, or may not have noticed, I haven't really been blogging much in the last few months. I just wanted to let everyone know what I've been up to!
I bought a new camera this summer, and I totally LOVE IT. And I've always loved taking pictures of everything, they're like a memory in a snapshot! So anyway, after seeing all the things my new camera can do that my old one didn't, I really started to get into picture-taking again. Only, it's been more actual photography then just random photos :)
I have also discovered I love taking photos of animals more than people,
so I'm thinking of going more into wildlife/animal photography,
hopefully professionally someday! I've made a facebook page for my
photography, so if you guys could visit and check it out, that would be
so awesome. Here are a couple of my photos just to give you a taste :)
Click HERE to view (and maybe 'Like'?) my page, or click on the photos!
The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: February 1st/2010 Pages: 363 Type: eBook Goodreads Purchase
What It's About!
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father
disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in
at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her
from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of
her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a
mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn
just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a
mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a
young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy
I can now say I know why
everyone has buzzed about these books so much! Right away I got pulled
into the world of the fey, and I'm not a huge fan of faery books.
Iron King, however, is way different than any other faery books I've
ever read in the past. This book had really good world building, and the
characters in it felt very realistic. One of the things I liked the
most, was that Meghan was actually able to tell her mom of the faery
world, and not have her think Meghan was completely crazy. Most books,
the main character has to keep everything secret from their parents, so
it was a nice change to see this in a YA book.
progressed very well, from the very beginning of the book, there was a
slow build-up of story and characters that all slowly came together in a
tidal wave and crashed into what was the end of the story. The end was a
very good conclusion to tie up the story, while still leaving it open
for the second book.
The Iron King was so full of interesting
events and had so much action but also normal-ness to it, it really kept
me interested for the whole book.
Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: August 28th/2012 Pages: 403 Type: Paperback Goodreads Purchase
What It's About! While the other girls
in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel
Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will
of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.
Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared
dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her
father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who
turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in
her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.
Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a
monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood,
they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war
decades in the making.
was a really good, action-packed read. It took me a few chapters to
really get into the book, mostly because of the switching of views
between Logan and Rachel, but once I did, I could not put it down.
fell in love with both Rachel and Logan right away. Rachel is a strong,
lead female character with kick-ass skills and an attitude to go with
it, which most other girls in the book don't have because they're not
raised to be. Rachel's father, however, was very smart in teaching his
daughter how to fight instead of how to act at a tea-party. Logan is
also a very strong character. LOVED him! He's gentle and caring but can
still kick serious ass when he has to. He's like the guy version of
Rachel, they're the perfect match! (Or so they seem to be, maybe this
will change in the next book?).
I really liked this book, from
the very beginning it was a slow but sure build-up to the ending, which
was an explosion of action and events. Very very well done. The ending
was not what I was expecting. I thought for sure it was going to be the
end of a certain character, but this wasn't the case. I'm guessing this
will lead to the start of the second book, which I think would be really
good building blocks for the second book and hopefully we will see some
things I hoped to have seen in this book.
Endless by Amanda Gray Release Date: October 8th/2013 Publisher: Month9Books, LLC Pages: 384 Goodreads Purchase
What It's About! Jenny Kramer knows she
isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people
around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair
stumble on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and
discover they may have more in common than they thought. Like a past
life. Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a
dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe
they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai,
the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was
there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to
acknowledge that he has traveled through time and space to find her.
Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous
organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is
determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against
the clock -- and the Order -- Jenny and Nikolai discover a link that
joins them in life -- and beyond death.
Perfection Challenged, the thrilling conclusion to Jade Kerrion's multiple award-winning, bestselling DOUBLE HELIX series, will be released on September 17th and will be available in paperback and all electronic formats. Beta readers have declared Perfection Challenged "the best of the four books...the perfect ending to an amazing series."
If you've never picked up the DOUBLE HELIX series, keep on reading for a special offer on Perfection Unleashed, the book that launched the DOUBLE HELIX series.
An alpha empath, Danyael Sabre has survived abominations and super soldiers, terrorists and assassins, but he cannot survive his failing body. He wants only to live out his final days in peace, but life and the woman he loves, the assassin Zara Itani, have other plans for him.
Galahad, the perfect human being created by Pioneer Labs, is branded an international threat, and Danyael is appointed his jury, judge, and executioner. Danyael alone believes that Galahad can be the salvation that the world needs, but is the empath blinded by the fact that Galahad shares his genes, and the hope that there is something of him in Galahad?
In a desperate race against time and his own dying body, Danyael struggles to find fragments of good in the perfect human being, and comes to the wrenching realization that his greatest battle will be a battle for the heart of the man who hates him.
Recipient of six literary awards, including first place in Science Fiction, Reader Views Literary Awards 2012 and Gold medal winner in Science Fiction, Readers Favorites 2013.
"Higher octane than Heroes. More heart than X-Men."
Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted—a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.
When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives—the in vitros, clones, and mutants—
collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab’s search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.
Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.
The Rules of You and Me by Shana Norris Publisher: N/A Release Date: June 24th/2013 Pages: 191 Type: ARC Goodreads Purchase
What It's About!
Hannah Cohen has always
lived her life by a set of carefully constructed rules to maintain the
image of perfection. But now, the rules aren’t helping control the chaos
that is quickly taking over.
Opting out of spending the summer
in Paris with her mom, Hannah instead heads to the mountains of North
Carolina to stay with her aunt. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide a
barrier between Hannah and the rest of the world, a safe haven where her
secrets can be forgotten.
When Hannah crosses paths with Jude
Westmore, a guy who hangs a different shirt from the tree in his front
yard every day, she finds herself breaking out of the comfort of her
rules and doing things she had never dared before. As the summer passes,
Hannah and Jude grow closer and make up their own rules for dealing
But when the secret Hannah has tried to forget is
finally revealed, even the new rules can’t save her from possibly losing
Rules of You and Me was a really light, quick read but I really enjoyed
it. It was very simple yet it still got me wrapped up in the characters
and their stories. Even though I haven't read The Boyfriend Thief yet
and wasn't familiar with the characters, I didn't feel like I missed
anything by not reading the other book. The Rules of You and Me is
actually a spin-off type sequel though, just like Katie McGarry's books.
Hannah started out as an uptight, never-break-the-rules kind of
girl, but by the end, she had grown a lot as a person. Especially after
meeting Jude, who lost his brother in the Army. Hannah had all these
rules her mother drilled into her ever since she can remember, to try
and mold Hannah into the exact person she wanted. Hannah pretty much let
this happen because she didn't know any different. That is, until she
visited her Aunt for the summer and everything slowly changed.
also came out of his shell a lot and grew as a person. I love how both
characters seemed to kind of grow together also, and it was so gradual
that it was very believable. Some parts of the book were sad, others
were heartwarming and there was one or two parts near the end that were
What It's About! The heart-stopping
conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which
Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar
Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who
can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the
help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as
they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought
she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.
What It's About! Last spring, Nikki
Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now
she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s
banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six
months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes
she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the
Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person
most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more
than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering
immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has
followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the
underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And
he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships
begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest
decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface
with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.
was so-so for me. The story took forever to actually get anywhere to
the point where I actually stopped reading it for a few months before I
picked it up again.
The main character Nikki drove me INSANE.
She was alright at first, until her stupidity dragged on throughout the
entire book. SO many things were so painfully obvious and right in her
face that there was no way she could NOT know, but she was too stupid to
see them. There were so many moments when I'd be reading and be like
Really, Nikki? REALLY? She was just so dense she made me want to shake
her and make her wake up to reality. Her character was also very flat.
Flat and dumb. I just wanted to punch some smarts into this girl!
Cole, the supposed bad guy had more to offer than she did. He started
out as a creep but slowly transitioned into someone a little different
even though he shouldn't have been able to. My favorite character was
Jack, he was your simple, down-to-earth guy and the only one who seemed
to have any brains. I was Team Jack all the way ;)
The ending of
the story was what made me give this book any stars at all. It was so
emotionally enthralling that I couldn't put it down until the very last
page. I might even end up reading the second book, but I'll probably
just end up borrowing it from the library if I do. I think if the
beginning of the book had been as captivating and well done as the end, I
would have loved the book. But it was boring until the last bits of it,
it was such a snore-fest up until then.