To Be Read

I’m once again joining in on the BookBlogWriMo fun and write my top 5 books that I want to read next. I have all of these on my book shelves so it’s just a matter of time before I get round to them.

  1. The Roman Mysteries Series. I won’t read all of these, there’s about 15 in total. I’ll read a couple because I’m feeling a little nostalgic at the moment and these were some of my favourite children’s books.
  2. Hawkeye: L.A Woman by Matt Fraction. This is the third trade paperback in the newest run of Hawkeye and I love it so much. Kate Bishop is my all time favourite super hero.
  3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I loved the Mortal Instruments Series and can’t wait to give this a try.
  4. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I bought the first 3 of these from a charity shop, so I thought I’d give it a go.
  5. A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. The bane of my life. A Game of Thrones took me a year to finish, so this is going to be painful. As much a I love the show, I find the books really difficult to read.

What books are at the top of your TBR pile?\

Erinxx

Spring Knight by Mia Hoddell

 

Spring Knight

by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA Romance

Release date: November 14th 2014

Length: Novella

Blurb:

She wants the leading role in everything but her own life.

Kayleigh Barrow always gets the leading role. Top of her class, well liked, and a good actress, she’s most comfortable on stage where she can pretend to be someone else and forget the real Kayleigh exists. However, when auditions for the latest production are opened up to the entire university, the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur.The last person Kayleigh expected to audition was Aiden Hanson. Renowned player and popular on campus, Kayleigh has tried to conceal her feeling from him for years. She knows it would be stupid to think he’d want her or an actual relationship, but when they’re thrown together in the production, Kayleigh can no longer hide from him.

No matter how much she tries to distances herself, he’s always there. Neither of them can deny their attraction, but Kayleigh has to question Aiden’s motives. He’s never had a serious relationship and she refuses to be another conquest. Yet, when her acting starts to become real and she can no longer hide behind her character, Kayleigh must decide whether Aiden’s worth the risk, or if he’s only after a challenge and will end up breaking her heart.

 
Spring Knight is the 4th book in the Seasons of Change series. However, all books are standalone reads so can be enjoyed separately, but can also be enjoyed as part of a series because characters overlap.


Out Now!



 

 

You can also download the first three Amazon best-selling novellas:
Summer Demons
Winter Angel
Autumn Ghosts
for only 99c/77p here.

 

Excerpt

Black. It
was the only colour she could see as she stood on top of the platform. Her
vision had tunnelled with the waves of vertigo that hit her body, allowing only
the dark colour into her eye line. With the strength of a gale force wind, it
pounded on her chest, causing her to stumble back as its icy hold sent a shiver
along her spine. The break from seeing the ground wasn’t enough, though. She
couldn’t go far enough to feel safe. If she moved more than one step in any
direction she would fall.
She felt
dizzy … lightheaded.
It was
the worst possible time to find out she was scared of heights, but maybe it was
the thought of jumping rather than the actual distance. Not only did she feel
faint, but also sick. Kayleigh didn’t even know how those two actions could
combine, but she let out a nervous giggle and hoped another type of blackness
would capture her mind before she made a complete fool of herself. It probably
made her sound insane, but she couldn’t stop the sound.
No longer
could she find the answer to why she was on a platform, willing herself to
fall. It had seemed logical and easy on the climb up, but now she suddenly felt
as if she was standing on top of a building, rather than a few metres in the
air. Her heart was pounding in her chest; the rhythm frantic as she urged
herself to peer over the edge once more. Palms slick with sweat, her fingers
slipping over each other, she twitched nervously as she strained her neck to
catch a glimpse of the floor.
“I can do
this. Just lean back and it will all be over,” she muttered to herself, only adding
to the crazy image she had going on.

 

People
were shuffling anxiously on the ground, unsettled by her actions. “Block them
out, Kayleigh. You can do this,” she chanted ritually under her breath before
she inhaled sharply. Slowly counting, she exhaled with a deep sigh when she
reached twenty. Her whole body relaxed with the action and Kayleigh closed her
eyes, trying to find a sense of peace and stillness. Unfortunately, all it did
was make her knees weaker. Reopening her eyes, Kayleigh kept her head up and
her chin parallel with the floor. If she didn’t look down, what she was about
to do couldn’t scare her … at least that’s what she told herself.
 
About the Author
 
Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two
cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal
and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of
the morning.
 
With three poems published before the age of
sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell
with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of
fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Elemental Killers is her second series and with an ever growing
list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination
generates them.
Connect with Mia:
 
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 ARCs, giveaways and new releases

 

 

 Look out for my interview with Mia on the 28th of November as part of her Blog Tour!
Erin xx

 

Waiting on Wednesday: The Murder Complex

New WoW

This weeks ‘Waiting On’ Wednesday is The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings! It will be released on the 10th of June. I’ve been following the author on various social media sites for about 4 months now and the excitement has been building. Not only is her prequel Novella, The Fear Trials, brilliant; she also seems like a genuinely lovely person. She lives with her husband and various animals, including a pet hedgehog.

The novel is set in a dystopian future where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

I can honestly say I am desperate to read this book and eagerly await it’s publication!

the murder complex

Erin

I posted a review of the prequel novella, check it out here.

Top Ten Books to Read this Summer

 

toptentuesday2Whilst this summer will most likely be comprised of reading the material for my A Level English course next year, here are a few that I hope to read :

  1. A Clash of Kings by George R.R Martin: I’ve been reading this for ages and I just haven’t gotten round to finishing it.
  2. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings: I follow her on Instagram and she seems like the sweetest person ever (SHE HAS A PET HEDGEHOG) so I really want to read her début novel.
  3. Alienated by Melissa Lander: I love aliens, I don’t really think I can say much else.
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: People keep talking about this so I really want to try it!
  5. Wild Swans by Jung Chang: I’ve had this on my bookshelf for ages and I haven’t gotten round to it!
  6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: From what I understand It’s fairy tales re-imagined in the future.
  7. You’re the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher: I adore Mrs Fletcher and I really want to try out her books.
  8. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult: My cousin reccomended this to me, it looks so interesting.
  9. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: I persuaded my brother to buy this (very sneaky) so I could read it without having to pay.
  10. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards: This looks so good, I adore novels about dystopian futures.

As I have an extremely long summer holiday this year (yay for GCSEs) I am hoping to read all of these. It’s not like I actually do anything other than read anyway.

Erin

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