Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title:Onyx
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: August 14, 2012
Pages: 376

From the Publisher:Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Let’s start off with the smoochy trailer, shall we?

Rating: top shelf overall
Celeste: I give it 5 flashing stars. It’s top shelf for me.
Christina: Top shelf for me as well, though I liked Obsidian more, I think. (I reckon {OMG, redneck words, lol}  my biggest problem with Onyx was the secret-keeping, mostly on Katy’s side of things. Every time she wanted to say something, but never did, I felt like punching a pillow.)
Ana: Top shelf for me but I agree with Christina…I think I liked Obsidian more!
Jag: I’m giving it 4 cold showers, um I mean second shelf only because I like Obsidian more.

The first sentence: “Ten seconds passed between when Daemon Black took his seat and when he poked me under my shoulder blade with his trusty pen. Ten whole seconds.”
Christina: The pen poke and “Good morning, Kitten” at the beginning made me wiggle my toes in excitement while I was huddled beneath the covers in the bed.
Ana: Best possible way to start the book off…the pen poke and a “kitten” to get us started!! I was flailing on the inside and it was only page 1!
Celeste: I LOVED the pen poking straight away! I sat down and bucked up for this book. I may have sat down and rubbed my hands together mischievously I was so excited.
Jag: Symbolism! *giggle* I’ve been reading too much YA lately 🙂

Cookies:

Christina: Katy loves chocolate chip cookies. It’s official, we were all totally meant to be BFFs.
Ana: I saw the video in my head when I read that scene and my mind was on a constant loop…OMG…OMG…OMG!
Celeste: Yes, we are soulmates here, ladies. I love how confident Daemon is about his attraction to Kat. I also love how the best friends openly drool, made me giggle so much.
Jag: I love how things flip flop in this book, the pursuer becomes the pursued 🙂 [Continue reading…]

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Cover Reveal – Release by M.R. Merrick

We are very excited to be part of the cover reveal for

Release (The Protector #3)
by M.R. Merrick

 

This is the third book in the Protector Series and, if you’ve seen M.R. Merrick’s other books, Exiled and Shift, then you know that this author is known for his awesome covers.  The books are excellent too…see Ana’s review of Exiled here!

OK…we won’t keep you waiting any longer….here’s the gorgeous cover of Release!

Release - Cover

About the book:

After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.

Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father.  Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates.

Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made – especially regarding Rayna.

One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past – sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.

Get to know the Author:

M.R. Merrick | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

And you can read our interview with Mr. Merrick here!!

Thanks for letting us be part of this reveal, Matt…we can’t wait to read the book!!

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Title:  Tiger Lily Author:  Jodi Lynn Anderson Published:  July 2012 Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . . Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of […]

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Release Day Blitz: Shallow by Georgia Cates

The Book Hookup is thrilled to be able to participate in the Release Day Blitz  for the second novel in the young adult contemporary romance series entitled Going Under. Shallow (A Going Under Novel #2) by Georgia Cates From the publisher: Nick Hawke likes his car fast and his girls even faster. He blows through females quicker […]

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Book Hookup is so excited to be a part of the Release Day Blitz for the new adult contemporary romance novel: Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy From the publisher: When you’re lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home. Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to […]

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What did you read this weekend?

Happy Monday!! We were able to sneak in some reading time this weekend! Were you? You know how this goes… we’ll show you ours if you show us yours!! Tell us what you’re reading!! Ana:  I started Ephemeral (The Countenance #1) by Addison Moore.  It’s great to have a new series from one of our […]

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In My Mailbox (4)

“In My Mailbox” is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren that allows us book bloggers to share the books we’ve received from author/publisher submissions, the library, friends, contests, or perhaps just our own purchases over the past week… Check out our haul!

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Book Trailer Roundup

Happy Saturday! Check out the trailers for books that had birthdays recently 🙂 Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout JLA’s latest paranormal release! My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #1) by Rachel Harris A time travel historical fiction Origin by Jessica Khoury A sci-fi dystopian novel Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan […]

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Sacred by Farrah Naseem

Title: Sacred Author: Farrah Naseem Published: December 3, 2011 Publisher: self-published Pages: 397 Goodreads Summary: When Sasha Stryker meets Ariston Kavanagh, she is entranced by his good looks but mystified by his odd behavior. After all, he keeps asking her how she sees him even though he’s standing right in front of her. Yet, she can’t […]

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COVER REVEAL: OPAL (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

OMG YOU GUYSSSSSSSSSSS!!  The Book Hookup is flailing so excited to be a part of this insanely awesome cover reveal. We are serious JLA fans here and take Daemon Black pretty seriously.  So, without further ado….. OPAL (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout . No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to […]

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