2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Here’s to 1 year blogging & the Top 20 of 2013 @HDcoverTherapy

Wowza!  Is about the only words to express how I feel!  This year has been ah-maz-ing!  Who ever thought a little ole country girl from NC would start a blog, fall in love with it, host tours for amazing authors, write her own debut novel, and feel like she’s on top of the world?  (Well not really, but I do like to think so!)

I do know that I wouldn’t have survived this year without Chelly, my cousin.  She loves to read as much as I do!  (Yeah, our hubby’s never thought they would marry book nerds!  But they did!)  She has handled the reviews while I was trying to finish No Turning Back & Finding Charley.  We tackled Book Bask and NASW together, and I can’t wait to see where we go next!  There aren’t words to thank her enough!  She totally gets me and my book addiction!

I never imagined one year ago how one post could change my life!  IT DID!  Here’s to you- Rebecca, Jennifer Roberts-Hall, Tiffany King, Casiey Quinn, Shantel Tessier, & Aleatha Romig!  Y’all changed my life!  So, here’s to another year of blogging, writing, and anything released to books we <3!

To celebrate our one year blogging, here’s a giveaway hosted by Author Casey Peeler!  Over 20 books both digital and signed!

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Without further a due … Hardcover Therapy’s Top 20 of 2013

Casey’s Top 20 of 2013

**If books are in a series, they are listed together.  Being the author of No Turning Back, I didn’t include due to bias.**

  1. A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
  2. Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
  3.  Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
  4. Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
  5. The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
  6. Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
  7. The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
  8. Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
  9. The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
  10. The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
  11. Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
  12. Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
  13. Crash Series by Nicole Williams
  14. Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
  15. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  16. Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
  17. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  18. Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
  19. Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  20. Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

This list was EXTREMELY  difficult!  I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone.  Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely.  I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author.  These books cover several genres, but are fabulous.  Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me.  Def check them out!  Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless!  Here’s to another year!  I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!

Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013

  1. No Turning Back – Casey Peeler
  2. Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  3. Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  4. Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  5. Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
  6. Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
  7. Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
  8. Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  9. The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
  10. The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
  11. Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
  12. The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
  13. That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  14. Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
  15. Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  16. White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
  17. The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  18. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
  19. Reckless – S. C. Stephens
  20. Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley

Want another chance to win?  Show some love to Author Casey Peeler on Amazon!  Like her Amazon page for a chance to win a signed copy of No Turning Back & an ARC of Finding Charley that releases Feb 18, 2014!  Giveaway ends at midnight!

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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

A Brand New Ending…. WOW what a story! Review, Tour, & Giveaway

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Cover Design by: http://mayhemcovercreations.com/

Synopsis:

“Phoenix Harper never imagined her life would come to this: A life not worth living anymore.

After a failed suicide attempt, Phoenix is sent to be observed at a local psychiatric hospital. There she meets Braeden Harris, a hospital aide with his own haunting past.

Not long after their first encounter, they feel an unexplainable pull towards one another. Will fate bring them together, or will outside forces tear them apart?”

Genre: NEW ADULT Romance

Release date: April 9th

GOODREADS Link:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17226383-a-brand-new-ending

My Thoughts ❤

Wow! What a book! I am so glad that I got to be a part of this blog tour. From the moment I opened it to page one, I was hooked. I am a sucker for books that have a very dark side to them. Something where the main character internal and external problems that they feel that they are facing alone. That is Phoenix. Phoenix feels that she is’t worthy of living. Everyone that she has ever loved has left her, and she was left to the brutal hands of Carl. What she doesn’t realize is that this failed attempt could possible save her life.

When I think about this story, all I think about is the internal connection of Phoenix and Brayden. It is out of this world. S.A. Rolls has written a book that will have people both young and old in tears, heart full of life, fear, and pain. My favorite thing about this book is the way that it is written. You can see directly into the mind of both Phoenix and Brayden. Knowing what they are each feel and everything that is going on around them only makes you love this story even more.

There is a major twist that I NEVER saw coming. I think honestly when I realized what was going on my belief in faith grew to where I thought my heart was going to burst it was so full. You will love Phenix and Brayden even more that you thought was possible.

This book will have you believing in finding the purpose of life, what it means to live, escape your past, and look/hold onto your future! So, 1-click A Brand New Ending because you won’t be disappointed! Or enter below for your chance to win a siged copy!

Giveaway
1 Signed Paperback (US ONLY)
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“A Brand New Ending” Playlist

As many authors and readers know, music is a large part of the writing process. Songs bring up emotions and were very much behind the inspiration in almost every scene in ABNE.

Here is a list of the ones I mostly had on repeat throughout the whole adventure. Some of these songs had direct influence on what happened in a scene while some other created happy, sadness, etc. inside me.

1. “Golden Gate Jumpers” by Cold War Kids
2. “What Lies Beneath” by Breaking Benjamin
3. “Little Lion Man” by Mumford and Sons
4. “Fix Me” by 10 Years
5. “Dear Agony” by Breaking Benjamin
6. “Running” by Rebelution
7. “Save Me” by Shinedown
8. “Reap” by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
9. “C’est La Vie” by Protest The Hero
10. “Never Too Late” by Three Days Grace
11. “For You” by Staind
12. “Last To Know” by Three Days Grace
13. “Savior” by Breaking Benjamin
14. “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
15. “Right Here Waiting” by Staind
16. “Your Guardian Angel” by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Author Bio:

“S.A Rolls is a native of the Bay Area, where she attended culinary school and obtained a degree in baking and pastry. When she is not baking, she spends her time reading and writing. She reads anything – from biographies of her favorite president to the most popular YA series. Inspired by her surroundings, she has written her first novel, based in San Francisco, her favorite city. She currently lives with her boyfriend and their five-year-old pug.”

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Author Contact Links:

Website: http://sarolls.com/
Twitter: @SARolls
Email:
abrandnewending@gmail.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6883941.S_A_Rolls
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Brand-New-Ending/403431223074770

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Congrats to……

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Hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC Wednesday!  I am!!!!! How many of you have got your Aiden, Dawson, Crush, Brooklyn, Dallas fix??? I have!!!!  I just wanted to congratulate Jamie N. and Chelly P for winning!  All it takes is a second to have the chance!

There is SO much going on around here!  Don’t forget to stop by again tomorrow for A Brand New Ending Review & GIVEAWAY!!!!! Friday, there will be a review of Tiffany Kings No Attachments!!!!  It’s getting exciting around here!!! Make sure you keep up with what’s going on at Hardcover Therapy!  Happy reading!!!!! 🙂

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

What’s happening next week!

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Well I have to say that there is a ton going on next week.. AGAIN! 

  • Monday- Cover Reveal for Bind Me by Rene Folsom
  • Tuesday- Date Me by Jillian Dodd Release Day Event (I’ll announce the winner of my giveaway… you still have time…http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23ac074/ 
  • Thursday- A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls Blog Tour & Giveaway

 

Also, I’m so excited about my new venture that I have started!  Authors check out my Author Services page!  And… I”m starting to write my own novel! YAY!!!!  Well that’s what’s up at Hardcover Therapy!  Happy Reading!

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

What’s up at Hardcover Therapy…

Y’all I have to say I am truly blessed!  I can’t thank all of you enough!  I absolutly LOVE READING & BLOGGING!  I wanted to show how much I appreciate all of you so here’s to the next giveaway!  I will be giving away an eCopy of Date Me by Jillian Dodd on release day April 9th!

Here’s what I have going on:

  1. I finished Requiem by Lauren Oliver, not sure when I’ll get the review posted… but it’s a great ending to an awesome trilogy. 
  2. Frostbite by Lynn Rush Cover Reveal on Tuesday, March 26th (I’m ARCing it now ❤ it!)
  3. Haven From the Storm by Sarah Dosher Review on March 30th
  4. The Guardian by T. M. Franklin Cover Reveal On April 1st
  5. Nowhere to Run by Nina D’Angelo Blog Tour on April 5th
  6. Date Me Release Event and Giveaway on April 9th
  7. A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls Review on April 11th
  8. Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox on April 16th

Whewwwww that’s A LOT in a months time!  I will say that I WILL have a date with Travis Maddox on April 2nd!!!!!!!