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Feb 9, 2012

Hiatus, yes please!


I've never heard of the word hiatus until The Vampire Diaries - who seem to be so famous for going on breaks. All over the twittah, when TVD would pull a hiatus, I would see that ↑ word and think, "Oh, that's what they're [TVD] on!" I never looked up the word because in the context that everyone was using it, I sorta figured what it meant.

For a long while now, I've sorta been...disconnected with reading, blogging, more reading, and more blogging and I think it means that a hiatus is in tow. If you've seen my tweets on the twittah, you would know that I haven't been able to pick up a book and read it from start to end. I'll pick it up, read it more than 3/4 of the way through and then I'll just put it back on my shelf until who knows when. When I do that, I'm screaming at myself like, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! PICK IT BACK UP, YOU'RE ALMOST DONE!" And I totally agree with myself but just reading that line right there doesn't feel right. I don't wanna force myself to finish a book just for the sake of finishing it. If I'm not feeling a book, I wanna wait and give myself time until I can fully appreciate the book for what it is because if I just finish it to finish it, I feel like I had to read it instead of reading it for fun....and that's just not me. Unless, it's for school. LMAO.

Now, if you haven't noticed, I haven't posted a book review on my blog since the last day of last year. That's a really long time to go without reviews but in my defense, lol, I take about forty minutes up to an hour for every single one of my reviews because...I like to write long reviews; I feel like it helps get how I felt and what I liked about the book thoroughly across. And you can't really post a review if you haven't been reading. I don't know what it is, it's just this really, weird funk that I've been in since forever and I can't get out of it. I'll be forever thankful for the book that will save me.

What's even more weird is that my brain constantly wants to read yet every time I pick up a book, I get bored or...what's even worse, sleepy! Argh, such a fail. I could sit in front of my shelf for hours on end, just staring at my books thinking about starting this book or oooh, how about this book, or how about this book, Momo?! But I don't ever pick up a book because said scenario just rinses and repeats.

And as all of this is going on inside my overactive mind, I roam the twittah to find that plenty of other bloggers are already on like...their fiftieth book of the year and it just blows my mind. I feel inadequate and slow and so behind but I tell myself, "I was never a mad reading machine before, why do I need to change the way I read just because I blog now?!" I'm not saying that being on your fiftieth book is the most horrible thing ever, it isn't, at all. I'm proud of you guys who can do that; I wish I could, lol! But for me, personally, I just get overwhelmed and raunchy if I ever tried to read that many books.

Also, when it comes to blogging nowadays, I just get....turned off. I dread opening up a blog post to write something up, I dread seeing my blogger dashboard, I....just feel like it's too much right now. And if that's how I'm feeling, a break is definitely what I think I need. I'm feeling quite burned out right now and so here I am, writing up a post to tell you all that Books Over Boys will be out of order until....further notice. I mean, I might pop in every now and then for a post but other than that, BOB will be closed until....I have no idea.
By the way, this post was only supposed to be like a paragraph long, but there went my mouth, yapping off before I could stop it. ;)

I hope all of you guys will still stick by BOB and I as we go on our vacation or rehab...thingy, so to speak, lol. We're not abandoning any of you; we will be back just not for a while, probably. I heart all of you and I will miss you guys dearly. Don't miss me and my outrageously weird humor too much! xD

P dot S → The one place that you will always be able to reach me is on the twittah, so if any of you are there, you'll be able to find me at @BooksOverBoys. That's it for me for now! DEUCES, yoooooo! <3

Feb 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (13): Vessel and Renegade

 

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

Title: Vessel
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Expected publication: September 11th, 2012
In a desert land where serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to sacrifice herself so that her clan's goddess can inhabit her body...but her goddess never comes.
First, amazing cover. Second, wolves - win. Third, THE GODDESS NEVER COMES. That's total eff...ery right there! I'm so picking this one up when it releases, asap!

Renegade 

Title: Renegade
Author: J. A. Souders
Publisher: Tor Teen
Expected publication: Fall 2012
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
 I haven't read a lot of books that have to do with mer...people and this one sounds like da bomb so it's definitely getting added to my never-ending tbr pile. Another thing, that cover! It has this glow to it that is so mesmerizing! I just looked at it again and it's definitely the font and coloring on the title. I can't wait to see it in person!
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What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?! Leave your book picks and/or links in the comment section below and I will most def. drop by to see what they are. Honestly, I find out about new books through a lot of people's WOW post. I mean, yeah there's twitter and facebook and blogs and the twittah, but WOW is definitely one of the greatest ways to find out about new books. So, leave your links below because you never know, I might just discover one or two or three or ten new books today! ;)

Cover Reveal: Long Night Moon by SM Reine

Today, I have another awesome cover to share with all of you awesome people! This is the third book cover from SM Reine's the Seasons of the Moon series.


Title: Long Night Moon
Author: SM Reine
Publisher: Red Iris Books
Expected publication: March 2nd, 2012
Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham's town. The police think it's a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie's not the only werewolf around anymore.

It's up to Rylie and her werewolf-hunting boyfriend, Seth, to stop the killings. But saving lives doesn't come naturally to a monster, and territory battles could risk the life of her sickly aunt--not to mention her own. Rylie has no choice but to stand her ground, protect her home, and stop the murderers before anyone else gets hurt.
I am so in love with it. I have this thing for werewolves and look what's right there! TWO werewolves - sold! And the snow and the moon in the background and the coloring, aah it's probably my favorite from all three book covers! And for some reason, when I look at LNM's cover, I feel like...I'm going to attend a ball or I feel like a scene like that is involved with this book. I don't know, weird. Maybe because of this movie and this scene:



LOL, do you see what I mean?! Do you feel like that...or is this totally just me?! Anyway, back to the awesome cover, what do you think of Long Night Moon?! Also, check out the covers for book one and two below!

Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, #1)
Rylie's been bitten.

She's changing.

And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster.


All Hallows Moon (Seasons of the Moon, #2)
Rylie survived becoming a werewolf at great cost. She moves to her aunt’s ranch in the hopes she can enroll in a new high school and quietly continue her life... with a few distinct changes. She transforms into a beast every new and full moon and struggles to control her murderous urges.

Without many werewolves left, it’s hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters -- Eleanor, Abel, and Seth -- recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her.

Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right-- obeying desire or duty?
Pretty covers, huh?! Which one is your favorite?! I took a look at all three of them again and even though book three shows the girl's face...something about it works, well for me anyway. What do you think of the covers?!

Feb 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (14)


This meme is brought to you weekly by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

Anyone can play along, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and the author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR List if they like your teaser!
My Teaser
His lips tilted up at one corner, like amusement. I'd known, but still, the familiar expression stunned me so much I almost didn't act.

I kissed him.
- Page 263, Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
First of all, the computer screen does not do this cover any justice, whatsoever. It's uber gorgeous in person and I end up petting the cover ever so softly every time I look at it. ;)

This week's teaser I absolutely love. I just read this scene two nights ago and everything leading up to this scene was just ahhhhhhsome! <3 I won't say much more because if I do, it might become a spoiler...sorta; depends on how you view spoilers but anyway, I just loved this scene and this moment and what came afterwards, lmao!

If you have a Teaser Tuesday this week, link me below and I'll be sure to stop by! Happy Tuesday and happy reading! OOOOH, tonight's also Jane By Design - yes, day made!

Cover Reveal: Awaited by Lynn Rush

I have not read book one yet to the Wasteland series by Lynn Rush but one thing I can definitely tell you is that I love the cover. It's very simple and plain yet...it says quite a bit. Well, in my opinion, anyway. Here, just look at the cover yourself. ;)

Wasteland (Wasteland, #1)

Something about the feather just grabs me in. It looks so soft and gentle and fragile and


Oh, right! Sorry, this is the cover reveal for book two. I couldn't help myself. I had to show you the cover for book one. Aah, okay onto book two.

I present to you the book cover for Awaited by Lynn Rush!

Awaited (Wasteland, #2)

Title: Awaited
Author: Lynn Rush
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Expected publication: May 2012
The voice is a powerful thing…

Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.

He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.
So, what do you think?! It's totally different from book one yet the same as well. Something about that gold, sorta coloring to it is appealing. Also, I love the font and color for the title along with the sword stuck in the ground. It definitely leaves you wondering why it's there and...a whole bunch of other things.

Feb 5, 2012

In My Mailbox (12)


IMM is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie where we post about books we have received during the week via mailbox, local library, or store bought, etc.
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Haha, yes that is my second copy of Angelfire. I'm telling you guys, I can't and I probably won't ever get enough of this series.


• Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (Goodreads | Amazon)


• Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Goodreads | Amazon)


• Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Goodreads | Amazon)
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I purchased all of these books this week and I can't wait to dig into all of them. I haven't read Unearthly yet but I trust that it's amazing so I went ahead and got Hallowed and my oh my, the two of them, together on my shelf are so pretty and shiny! I also can't wait to start Everneath as well; it's so pretty and the cover is super soft and addicting to touch. :)

Onto Angelfire, like I mentioned above, this is my second copy. I had to get this one because 1.) it's the paperback copy and 2.) there are awesome extras in the back - win! Every time I see a copy of Angelfire at the store, I have the strongest urge to just pick it up and buy another copy. I love it that much, yes.

I also want the German copy. You're probably like


you don't read German, heck you're not even German. And...that's totally right but like I said, I love this series like crazy and I want every version of every copy available. Call me crazy, call me dumb, call me stupid. I call it I'M IN LOVE WITH WILL....AND CADAN. BWAHA! <3

Lastly,

What did you receive in your mailbox this week?!

Feb 4, 2012

Squishy Bloody Crack for Reapers: Day 13 + An Extra Peopleburger

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THIS TEASER COULD BE A BIT SPOILERY.
BE WARNED.

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ANGELFIRE ArtI bought a plain white cake at the grocery store after school, and as soon as I got home, I realized I didn't want tonight to be just Will and me. I wanted all of his friends there, so he knew that he still had them, that he hadn't lost everything but me. I called up Lauren, Marcus, and even Ava and made sure they'd be at my grandmother's house. Lauren, thankfully, volunteered to come over and hang out with me before the party.

I also bought some icing tubes to scribble all over Will's birthday cake, but once I got to decorating, I decided I didn't want to make some boring cake. I wanted to create something that would make him laugh. Lauren sat across from me at the kitchen table as I kinda drew snarling stick reapers with angry eyes and sharp, gaping mouths on their bubble heads and outspread wings, all surrounding a figure in the middle who was supposed to be Will. I stopped in the middle of the icing drawing and frowned disapprovingly. The stick Will didn't look much like real Will, so I dabbed on a pair of green eyes, outlined him a pair of wings, and painted a sword in his hand that wasn't quite as fancy as the real thing. Then I took the red icing tube and splattered the whole cake with it until it was a freaking massacre of frosting stick reapers. I even smeared red on the sword and wrote HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILL across the top in the drippy red icing. Nana glared at me and cleared her throat noticeably as she passed the table, and Lauren looked up at her apologetically. Regular cakes are no fun. This one was awesome.

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At seven, Nana left to go play poker with her girl friends. (Or I should say she went to go destroy her girl friends at poker. Since she was psychic, it was sort of cheating.) I called Will to come over. Everyone arrived a few minutes before he did and went into the kitchen. It would have been impossible to truly surprise Will, since he'd notice Marcus's and Lauren's cars parked in the driveway - which of course he - but he came inside very confused. I had on a ridiculous grin as I led him through the house toward the kitchen.

As soon as Will saw the cake, he burst out laughing and shook his head, running a hand through his hair. His cheeks were beginning to buzz with red and my heart lifted. "Ellie, what is this?"

This was one of those scenes where the atmosphere was a little...lighter and not so intense and sad but don't be fooled, the pain and all that was there, just beneath the surface. Yesterday was supposed to end my whole event in celebration of Wings of the Wicked but my awesome girl friend, Jena from SHORTIE SAYS..., had an amazing post that will conclude these two weeks of awesomeness. (Well, I hope it was two whole weeks of awesomeness for all of you.)

I don't have much more to say because Jena's amazing post says it all...AND THEN SOME. So, read on and enjoy!


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 - FEAR THE REAPER -

Firstly, Happy RELEASE to Wings Of The Wicked!!!! :D
 I'm so excited for everyone to read it!!


You all are going to LOVE it. I just know it!! So make sure you order it online, go buy it, OR SOMETHING.
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- My Character Gush Sesh -

1) So, it's no secret that I ADORE Courtney Allison Moulton's Angelfire Series. There's just SO much to fall in love with. It's action-packed, unique, romantic, sexy, funny, thrilling... and just plain all-around stunning.

Also, Will. You all know Will right? This fella right here...


Yeah.... let's just take a second to stare at him shall we? 

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Did you take your second?

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Oh wait, you need more time?

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Still?

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OKAY GOD, I KNOW HE'S GORGEOUS... BUT MY TURN NOW.

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I forgot what I was talking about now. Jesus! ...Oh wait I remember, Will. Well, with this series... Will happens to be one of my FAVORITE book boyfriends. I absolutely adored him in Angelfire and then in Wings Of The Wicked grew to love him even more. He has these glowing green eyes. The way he can fight, the fact that he has given up everything and would do anything for Ellie never fails to amaze me. He's sexy. He's strong. Everything he does just completely melts my heart. I am absolutely DYING to read more about him in book3.

2) Ellie. I love how she's small and petite. With red hair, and KICK ASS fighting skills. She's one of those main character that can always hold her own. I absolutely love going through all her battles with her. Whether it's with friends, with Will, with Cadan, with reapers, or whoever! As anxious as I am for her story to continue in book3, I also don't want it to end!

3) And I must mention Cadan. So... in Angelfire, I thought hey he's good looking and funny... whatever, I still LOVE WILL WITH ALL MY HEART. But... BUT... after reading Wings Of The Wicked, I actually really grew to love Cadan. He's got more in his heart than you think. Not to mention he's absolutely sexy and has the best lines ever! (cough I'm still Team Will... well TEAM WELLIE. Though I'd take Cadan for myself if he uh needs someone.)

Okay, well you've probably had enough of me raving about the characters, if you want to know more about what I thought of the book, next is my review!! :)
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- Jena's Wings Of The Wicked Review -

I can't even begin to explain how much Courtney outdid herself with this book. Angelfire was fantastic, but Wings Of The Wicked was pure brilliance. Pure perfection. I'm in complete awe.

We start off right in the action, Ellie in full kick-ass swing...
Preliator style. She's still trying to juggle fighting and her normal
life and it's all exhausting. And hunts only seem to becoming harder as
stronger reapers come after her. Then she receives a message, a help of
sort from someone she least expects... Cadan. She's not sure to trust
him, but before soon everything comes crashing down. The worlds worst
reapers are after her, her emotions and Will's are all over the place,
she's getting help from someone she least expects, and her human life is
crashing down around her. Ellie must figure out a way to set things
right before she loses everything she loves.

I'm not even sure I'm going to be able to put into words how amazing
this book was. So please bear with me while I just spit out
complements.  Wings of the Wicked starts off right in the action,
the first page, hell, the first chapter packs a serious punch. And
things just continue from there. My emotions were reeling all over the
place throughout this book. This book has everything you could ever ask
for. There's normalcy, angels, demons, fights, love, gut-wrenching
heartache, action, laughs, kick-ass moments, and everything in between.

Ellie is an outstanding all-around fantastic protagonist. Shes strong,
yet vulnerable. She's kick-ass... I mean she can just be like 'Oh hey
reaper, *chop with my fancy angel fire swords*, there goes your head!"
And she does it. She's still caring towards her family and friends and
completely cares about them, while also understanding and caring for her
duties as the Preliator too.

There were so many other characters that I loved through out this book.
Nathaniel and Lauren were the ones you cannot help but love. Marcus...
funny, flirty, strong. Ava... I still don't like her, but she certainly
can kick ass. Kate, always being the funny, caring best friend! Ellie's
Nana, I loved her role in this book! And, oh hmmm Cadan.
In Angelfire, I liked Cadan a lot but I didn't love him.
At least not like I loved Will. I have to admit in Wings Of The Wicked,
I ADORED Cadan. I finally grew to love him. His wittiness, his
vulnerability we get shown, and his strength. And, I cannot wait to see
more of him in the next book.

Finally, Will. It is impossible to not fall in love with him. His
perfect body, his perfect green eyes, his perfect protectiveness, his
perfect emotions, his perfect willingness, his perfect love for Ellie. I
love everything about him. I loved watching him kick reapers asses, I
loved watching him fight for Ellie and doing everything he does for her.
I love all the little things he does, as well as the big things. He's
given up his life for her, and I can't imagine not loving him. He's an
overall perfect character to me.

I could probably rant on forever, but I won't.
I just want to tell you all that Wings Of The Wicked
is thrilling, emotional, kick-ass, fun, beautiful, and absolutely
perfect. Courtney pull out all her weapons and wrapped them up into one
big, gorgeous masterpiece. I was sucked in from page one and pulled
completely through to the end. I loved every chapter, every page, every
line, and every word.

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- Finally, A Giveaway -

Well, if you know who I am... I LOVE to giveaway books I've fallen in love with. How could I not?! If I'm that invested in a story... I want other readers to hopefully end up that way too!

- So, one winner will win a copy of Wings Of The Wicked.
- The giveaway will end February 11th @ 11:59pm EST.
- International!!
- Winner will be chosen randomly
- If you have any other questions please see my Giveaway Policy.

Good luck!
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And well, because I can... want to know what I'm hoping for in book3?

Some Ellie beating the crap out of some reapers...


And... um... errrmm.... maybe some of this...


Welp... That's all folks! *leaves before I get in trouble!*

Now go buy WINGS OF THE WICKED! :)

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Yeah. EVERYTHING SHE SAID! And those two .gifs at the end just about killed me! I'm RIGHT THERE WITH YOU, JENA! I want all of that to happen too! So, people there you have it! The awesome Jena is giving away a copy of Wings of the Wicked to one lucky winner so go enter!

If you're on the twittah, tweet @Jenababy13, and tell her thank you for providing this giveaway! Or if you're not on the twittah, stop by Jena's blog and tell her thanks!

One last thing, Courtney is hosting her very last giveaway for her FEAR THE REAPER giveaways and it ends tomorrow evening. She's giving away three very awesome 8x10 character posters!


Pretty, eh?! Well, if you want your chance at winning those three pretties, drop by this blog post and follow the directions! Good luck to all of you for both giveaways!

Well, this concludes it for us! I hope all of you enjoyed all the teasers, reviews, guest posts, and my crazy enthusiasm for this amazing series! <333

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More about the author:

Courtney Allison Moulton lives in Michigan, where she is a photographer and spends all her free time riding and showing horses. She has always loved reading about ancient mythologies, studying dead languages, and telling scary, romantic stories. ANGELFIRE is her debut novel.

Find Courtney Allison Moulton Online: Website | Twitter | Blog | Facebook

Purchase Angelfire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Purchase Wings of the Wicked: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Feb 3, 2012

Squishy Bloody Crack for Reapers: Day 12

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Lauren and I sat on the porch bench and draped a quilt over us to watch the boys spar in the backyard. The melting snow added difficulty to their training, making it harder for them to move, and that was why it worked. Will laughed as Nathaniel slipped and splashed in the wet snow and mud.

"Nice move," Will said, and rested his sword over his shoulder, rolling his eyes.

Nathaniel rolled over and clambered to his feet. He snorted through a wide grin and shoved Will's shoulder. "That doesn't count toward points. I slipped."

Will scoffed. "Come on, man. That's pathetic."

"Hey," Nathaniel said with a wave of his finger. "I'm a reader, not a fighter."

"Keep it friendly, boys," Lauren called. "Maybe I should keep score so nobody cheats." She tugged the blanket a little tighter when a cold breeze blew by, and we exchanged smiles and I shook my head.

ANGELFIRE ArtNathaniel spun the sword in his hand just to show off as he advanced on Will. Then he vanished, moving so quickly my eyes lost him for a heartbeat, but Will spun around, sweeping his blade up to meet Nathaniel's as the other vir reappeared. Will's sword dwarfed Nathaniel's, but I was surprised at Nathaniel's skills and ease with the thin, sleek blade. He was definitely much more of a bookworm than a fighter, which was a part of his charm, but that didn't mean he didn't know how to kick some ass. He seemed to match each of Will's strikes, at least until Will tired of going easy on him.

The way Will fought was hypnotizing. His graceful ferocity was the most beautiful, calculated thing I'd ever seen. His movements as he dodged Nathaniel's swift strikes were so slight and effortless that it almost appeared to be a dance he knew to his very soul.

The snow made no hindrance to their battle as it flew everywhere in the air, streaks of white following silver blades and sweeping, feather-light footsteps. Nathaniel deflected Will's sword with his own and Will's elbow smashed into Nathaniel's nose, knocking him back. Nathaniel brought his blade up and Will swung his down, silver crashing together, and Nathaniel kicked his boot into Will's chest, forcing him to stagger on his heels.







Isn't that scene just beautiful?! And I had to add those images of snow for your viewing pleasure because I couldn't help myself. But seriously, that was one of my most favorite...fighting/sparring scene. The snow floating around, Will and Nathaniel's gracefulness, the clinging of their swords - deep sigh. B-e-a-utiful!

Today, our guest blogger, Karen from I Read To Escape, talks about Will and Ellie and how they're pretty much perfect for each other! <333

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Karen on Angelfire: A super dark and intense debut packed with lots of action, mystery and fantasy elements. Angelfire isn’t your average angel story, it’s captivating and debut author, Courtney Allison Moulton takes on mythology with a riveting plot.

The author has created an eerie and alluring world of angels, demons and reincarnation. It’s so engrossing; I found it hard to put down. The plot isn’t original but the contents and quality of the writing is and what stood out to me most was the action. The action can be described as being very intense, rapid and descriptive.


Hero & Heroine = Will & Ellie 

YA heroes and couples are difficult to write about, especially if you are trying to win your readers over. Most readers end up hating the female/male lead, the romance development (instant-love) or end up going for the underdog. Trust me; Will and Ellie are NOT like that.

It’s all about the characteristics and the chemistry. Ellie and Will are both distinct characters that are very likable and the attraction between them is undeniable…and oh-so forbidden.

Hero = Will: Will is attractive,charming and also, Ellie’s guardian. He’s completely faithful to Ellie; he sticks around and comforts her when she is down. Will has great fighting skills and is a hundred and ten-percent devoted to Ellie. He trains and constantly challenges her. It’s obvious that he cares deeply about Ellie because he lover her so selflessly and will do anything to protect her. 

Heroine = Ellie: Ellie is no damsel in distress. She’s smart, reasonable and not TSTL (Too-Stupid-To-Live). Ellie is a Preliator, a mortal who has the power to kill reapers. Ellie undergoes a transformation as her powers awakens, as she starts understanding her purpose in life she becomes stronger, powerful and determined to fulfil her destiny.

Hero & Heroine = Will & Ellie: They make a great team. They’re both fierce fighters and will do anything for the greater good of all humanity. Individually, they are strong but together they are powerful and fierce! Where one is vulnerable in one area the other makes up for it; they’re perfect, like the sun and the moon. Together he and Ellie, stop the evil that is threatening to end the world. Romantically, hands down, they make an awesome couple. There’s no instant-love, they’re love for each other felt realistic and passionate.

I’ll leave you with a video from the Wings of the Wicked Soundtrack called "Will's Song" by Justin Reed:


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Wow, I totally love Karen's post. When she first emailed it to me and I previewed it, I got so excited because I really liked what she wrote and because it's spot on! Will and Ellie totally compliment each other in every way possible!

Well, here we are at the end of my Squishy Bloody Crack for Reapers event! I hope all of you enjoyed all the teasers, the reviews, the guest posts, and my enthusiasm and love for this amazing series. I hope many of you have become new fans of the series and if you already are, I hope that you go and pick up a copy of Wings of the Wicked, soon, and start reading asap! And...if you are reading it at the moment, drop a comment below and let me know what you think so far and if you're about to start it, also let me know because...now that I've read it, I enjoy living vicariously through all of you who are reading it for the very first time!

I know, these last two weeks have been sorta crazy with the onslaught of crazy reaper posts but if you check back in tomorrow, I promise, you won't regret that post! Wink, wink. ;)



Uh-huh, I see those faces. I'm telling you, check back tomorrow for the very last Crack post...which will involve a little somethin', somethin'. ;)

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More about the author:

Courtney Allison Moulton lives in Michigan, where she is a photographer and spends all her free time riding and showing horses. She has always loved reading about ancient mythologies, studying dead languages, and telling scary, romantic stories. ANGELFIRE is her debut novel.

Find Courtney Allison Moulton Online: Website | Twitter | Blog | Facebook

Purchase Angelfire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Purchase Wings of the Wicked: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Feb 2, 2012

Squishy Bloody Crack for Reapers: Day 11


ANGELFIRE Art"So?" Kate pressed.

I let out a breath and ate a bite of my lunch. "I don't know. It's just so hard, seeing him so much and not being with him."


"He's still tutoring you, right?"


"Yeah. He's coming tonight and to your party Saturday."


"Pretending to be friends is impossible when you like someone that much."
"Even if we stopped hanging out, I'd have to see him for our tutoring sessions." If one considered my sparring, patrolling, and fighting evil soul-stealing monsters with Will tutoring.

"Can't you get a different tutor?"

"Not really. We were sort of paired together."

"Has he kissed you since you broke up?"

My stomach considered imploding. "No."

ANGELFIRE Art"Well, that makes things easier. I don't know. Keep hanging out with him. If he still loves you, then it's got to be hard for him, too. He'll cave. He's a guy. And it's not like you can stop loving someone just like that. It takes a long time, not overnight. It takes a long time to fall in love and to fall out of love. My advice is to remind him of what he's missing as often as possible."

"Like how?"


"Be cute. Be sexy. Just use what you have, lover. I'm sure you know what he likes best about you. Flaunt it. When he misses it - misses you - too much, he'll come running back. You see him so often. It can't be difficult."

Lately, I've been in a weird reading funk so I am now re-reading Wings of the Wicked and this quote came from the page that I last left off on. This is a heart to heart conversation that Ellie and her biff, Kate, are having at lunch.

Did I forget to mention that Kate is one of my most favorite character from this series?! She's totally awesome! If I could make any character from this book become real, besides Will, it would definitely have to be Kate. She's just too cool. :)

Today's guest post features Marissa from And many to read before I sleep where she shares with us why she loves the Angelfire series. <33

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Hello everyone. I know it has been an incredibly long time since I have blogged but I just wanted to tell you how excited I am that Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton will be out on the 31st of this month! My friend Momo over at Books Over Boys is doing a tribute to this amazing series leading up to the release next week. I promised her I would post about my fangirlish love of the Angelfire series.

A few months back I featured Wings of the Wicked in my Top 10 Sequels I'm dying to read. You can read that entry here but this is my brief blurb about the series:

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire #2): Ellie & Will captivated me in Angelfire.  I love their relationship but at the same time they give me heartache.  Courtney is an awesome storyteller and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next.
I meant every word I said even though it was short and to the point. In general I do not read many "angel" based paranormal books because they mostly fall short for me. I can't put my finger on it, but there have been several books/series that were extremely popular that I read and didn't fall in with the hype. 

Angelfire was not one of these. 

First there are nightmares. 
Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her. 

Then come the memories. 
When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream. 

Now she must hunt. 
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember. (Goodreads)
It seriously blew me away. Made me laugh. Made me bawl my eyes out. In 2011 I read A LOT of books but something about this particular book resonated with me. Ms. Moulton's debut was just spot-on. It truly swept me off my feet. Ever read a book and at the end sat in stunned silence just drinking in what you just finished? Hugged the book afterward? Flipped it to the front to start over from page 1 to relive the entire book? Angelfire was one of those for me.

Ellie is so determined. Of course she has flaws but she was pretty much the epitome of the word heroine for me. If you look up the "heroine" in the dictionary you could expect to find her picture as the entry. 

Will. Oh Will. Where do I begin? Crazy skilled at whatever he touches whether it be swords or guitars, this boy will knock you for a loop. He can charm your pants off but won't because he's a gentleman, but DANG the boy gave me shivers!



I'm at the age when if I am reading, I cannot be listening to music (unless it has no words) or the television because I cannot divide my attention so I don't have a personal soundtrack to share with you. However, I can say that Ms. Moulton's playlist she has posted on her website was absolutely spot on. The above piece, "Preliator" by Globus is indeed EPIC. I bought the CD because I just LOVE stuff like this. If you listen to this and don't feel EPIC or that there is a battle brewing, you must need to clean out your ears or have your head examined. I seriously got chills when I first listened to "Preliator".

Now - for the biggest geeky confession EVER... I am a closet Guitar Hero junky. I love creating band members. Add my love of music, literature, & Guitar Hero together and what do you get? Bands made up of book characters. I admit it. I made Will into a guitar playing avatar on one of my Guitar Hero bands. *facepalm* I'm truly a hot mess when it comes to this series.


If you haven't read Angelfire you should. On February 1st (Jan 31st for you state-siders), I will be on the seat of my couch, 1-click purchasing my copy of Wings of the Wicked. I probably won't even log onto Twitter that day because I will have my nose buried in my e-reader screen. /end fangirl rant

Angelfire & Wings of the Wicked: Just do it. You won't regret it.

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Aah, it's all good Marissa! I get all sorts of fangirling-ish when I approach the subject that is Will too. ;) Oooh, I haven't heard that Preliator song before! How come I haven't?! I mean, I listen to music all the time when I read!

I also agree with everything you said about Ellie and Will. Especially Will. He is such a gentlemen. <3333

So, seriously people! How many of you have already read and devoured Wings of the Wicked?! Let me know, for reals. I'm not joking! I get so excited when I hear that people are reading it! It makes me oh so happy!

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More about the author:

Courtney Allison Moulton lives in Michigan, where she is a photographer and spends all her free time riding and showing horses. She has always loved reading about ancient mythologies, studying dead languages, and telling scary, romantic stories. ANGELFIRE is her debut novel.

Find Courtney Allison Moulton Online: Website | Twitter | Blog | Facebook

Purchase Angelfire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Purchase Wings of the Wicked: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository