Friday, February 28, 2014

Second Anniversary: HUGE giveaway

Wow, where did time go?
Today, it was exactly two years ago that my very first review ever was posted. I had been a commenter and regular visitor over at Laurie's blog; Dangerous Romance, and when she asked me to start reviewing for her, I took the plunge.
I have never regretted it. Not once. I've learned sooo much these past two years, and I'm still learning, but I am absolutely grateful for every friend I've gotten to know, every email, message and like you send me. When I last August decided it was due time that I stretched my wings and tried flying on my own - Sabina's Adventures In Reading was born. Penny from The Library at the END of the Universe, helped me with the initial design and other one million questions I had since I was going from Wordpress to Blogger, for which I am more grateful than I ever truly can express. When Ren (from A Little Bit of R&R) came over the design, the blog turned into what you can see today.
The past two years have given me many surprises; interviews with favorite authors and characters, read books before release (ARC's) and did I mention all the wonderful friends? <3

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Ever After (Transplanted Tales #4) by Kate SeRine

Hi Guys!!
I have a special treat for you today - several actually, to tell you the truth!
First I have this amazing cover reveal to show you - and the cover is quite stunning!
Later my second anniversary as a blogger will be celebrated with a HUGE giveaway, so make sure to stop by!! :-)
First however, let me show you Katie's amazing cover:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Author Take Over: Cameo Renae- spotlight

Today it's Author Take Over here on Sabina's Adventures In Reading, and I am beyond proud to introduce Cameo Renae to you. Cameo is the author behind the Hidden Wings series and The After Light Saga. Cameo is right now knee deep in writing her fourth book in her Hidden Wings series; Tethered Wings. Cover Reveal is March 12, so keep your eyes open!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review: A Tricky Game by Seraphima Bogomolova

In Russia, an aluminum magnate, Kazimir Stankevitch, enters into an unwritten agreement with Angela Moreaux, an enigmatic and seductively attractive woman that he secretly desires. Later that night, as she returns home from a nightclub, a shot is fired at her. At the same time, in the Ritz, her unsuspecting associate has a meeting with an elderly Swiss gentleman, Jacques Moreaux, who delivers to him a mysterious letter signed by Angela. In a game of genuine intents, secret longings and seconds agendas, the seemingly unconnected yet mysteriously intertwined events unfold on the pages of this compelling psychological novella. As the stakes in the game go higher, the young woman finds herself confronted with life choices that will challenge her on unexpected levels.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Everlasting by Candace Knoebel, Interview

Hello Lovelies!!
Welcome to my blog this wonderful Sunday, I hope your week have been amazing and wonderful. To close this week, I have Candace Knoebel coming by, let's see what we talked about:

Sabina: Hi Candace, and welcome to my cozy and comfy blog. Sit down and relax.

Candace: Thank you for having me!

There might some who don’t know you. Mind telling us a little about yourself?

- I’m a stay-at-home mom who has a never-ending pile of laundry to fold and two children who keep me on my toes. I love to sing, dance, laugh, watch movies, jog...the norm. I’m very shy if I don’t know you, and way too outgoing if I do. I’m like the epitome of contradiction, even down to my socks. :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Review: Carry Me Away by Robb Grindstaff

How do you tell a thirteen year old girl that her time is limited here on Earth? How would you react to the news that you probably only have one year left, maybe two? You might be lucky to extend that into five years, but you will most likely spend the last four as a vegetable.

What would you do? Thirteen years old, and your life has barely started, and because of an accident, it’s already being deemed over.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Ian Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Release Day Review & Giveaway: Everlasting by Candace Knoebel

Happy Release Day to you Candace!!!!
I can't wait to share my thoughts of Everlasting with you guys!! So settle in, and enjoy!!

What if your destiny lay on the other side of death?

The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.

But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little hope for her future, but what she discovers about herself is far worse than she could’ve imagined. And far more dangerous.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cover Reveal:Guardian Angel by SL Saboviec

Hello my Lovelies, hope you're having a wonderful day!!
Today I'm happy to show you the cover for SL's Guardian Angel. But of course, I won't just show you the cover and leave it there! So... let me introduce you to her:

Release Day: Trust by L. Chapman

It's here, it's here!!! L. chapman's new book, Trust is being released TODAY!!! Woho!!! :-D
Remember to stop by her Release Day party tomorrow on Facebook

Lovely Megan Madden has lost her faith in men. But this has not kept her from the joy of her best friend's up coming wedding. While in London shopping for the big event, Megan's life takes a surprising turn when a quick drink brings changes to her life she never saw coming. Join in the roller coaster of emotions Megan must endure as she attempts to regain her TRUST.

Who knew a quiet drink could change your life?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Spelled (Casted #2) by Sonya Loveday

 I am beyond happy to show you this master piece today: The absolutely amazing cover for Sonya Loveday's next book in her Casted series; Spelled. The release is for now put in end March or beginning of April. Honestly? I can barely wait!!! With the ginormous cliff hanger Sonya left me with in Casted, I'm having a hard time to sit still waiting!! *alright, alright, patience isn't my virtue, but I can't help myself!!!* I NEED the book - - - NOW!!!
Ok, let's get back to the cover, shall we? :-D What do you guys think? Personally, I find it beautiful. I love how she holds her magic in her hands like that. And of course the book. Perfect!

Spotlight & Giveaway: After Life Lessons by Laila Blake & L.C Spoering

Good Morning my friends (I'm sure it's morning somewhere in the world right now) :-D I wanted to take a moment and point you in the direction of this book; After Life Lessons, written by Laila Blake & L.C Spoering. Make sure you scroll aaaaall the way down.... there's a giveaway AND an excerpt from the book. Enjoy my friends, and have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

New Release: The Lioness by Jake Bonsignore

Happy Sunday my friends!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day, I will be spending mine with my family before everyday life takes hold of us on Monday ;-) A week passes so fast.
Anyhow. I wanted to share this with you; a new release from the amazing author Jake Bonsignore. The Lioness is a YA Romance, around 313 pages. And please, please note the cover! It is made from one of my favorites; Pathpuppyart Studios. Absolutely amazing. (She is the very same who makes the covers for Shelley Adina's amazing series; Magnificent Devices!!)
 There's a small excerpt in the end, if you scroll all the way down ;-)

Spotlight: Trust Me? Series by K E Osborn

K E Osborn is the Adelaide based Author of the Trust me? Trilogy, a romance series with love, laughter and plenty of lust!
K E Osborn was born in September 1984 and raised in Adelaide South Australia. She had a love of writing throughout High School but went down a different path to Design instead. It wasn't until she had a vivid dream about a three car pileup that the characters of her first book came to life.
Aiden and Jeni are the amazing couple from the Trust me? Trilogy and they were born into the world through the imagination of K E Osborn in 2012.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Author Take Over: Lindsay Avalon, author of Breaking the Nexus

Happy Saturday my Lovelies!!
I hope you're up, awake and that you're having a wonderful day! I know the weather forecast for Denmark is saying windy and rainy (yeah.... woho) So, let's cuddle up with something nice; like  a good book. This weeks Author Take Over has been moved from Wednesday to today, and Lindsay Avalon is today going to tell you about her book; Nexus, which is on sale right now, for only $0.99!!! So lean back, enjoy your cup of tea or coffee, and let me show you more:

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak

Title: Chasing the Green Fairy
Author: Melanie Karsak     
Genre: Adult Steampunk
Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Novel Description:
Chasing the Green Fairy The Airship Racing Chronicles Book II
A sabotaged airship.
A recovering opium addict.
A messenger with life-shattering news.
With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She’s racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes.  
Pulled head-long into the ancient secrets of the realm, Lily soon finds herself embroiled in Celtic mysteries and fairy lore. And she’s not quite sure how she got there, or even if she wants to be involved. But Lily soon finds herself chasing the spirit of the realm while putting her own ghosts to rest. And only accepting the truth–about her heart and her country–can save her.  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Release Day Interview: Sonya Loveday, author of Casted

Today I am MORE than happy to introduce Sonya Loveday for you. Her Expanded version of Casted is now live, and if you want to know my thoughts - stop by my previous post. Right now, let me show you what happens in Sonya's life:

Release Day Review: Casted Expanded by Sonya Loveday

Jade has been on the run her entire life. She can’t remember her parents, other than she knows they’re dead. She doesn’t even know WHO is hunting her, other than they’re willing to hurt her – badly.

After many years on the run, Jade runs into Jessa and Rainy, who takes Jade under their wings, protecting her. By doing so, they also drag Jade into the magical world. Or maybe it would be more correct to say, they drag her back into the magical world.

Release Day: The Seduction of Gretchen by Rosalind Scarlett

Happy Release Day Rosalind!!!
Today I'm happy to tell you all that another short story from Rosalind is seeing the light; The Seduction of Gretchen. This story is focusing on another of the characters from Sanguelascivia; Gretchen. Remember Gretchen? She became friends with Giuliana in The Submission of Giuliana. 
Let me introduce you to the book, and the absolutely amazing author behind: Rosalind Scarlett.
I know that I should not allow myself to be vulnerable to a Vampire like this, but he has me so hot, how can I possibly deny him?  Besides he is far more than just a Vampire to me.  He is my Vampire.  And I am his.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cover Reveal: Trust by L. Chapman

Lovely Megan Madden has lost her faith in men. But this has not kept her from the joy of her best friend's up coming wedding. While in London shopping for the big event, Megan's life takes a surprising turn when a quick drink brings changes to her life she never saw coming. Join in the roller coaster of emotions Megan must endure as she attempts to regain her TRUST.

Who knew a quiet drink could change your life?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: Blood's Voice by Áine P. Massie

Happy Sunday my Fiends!!
Where did the week go?! Seriously, some time Monster must've eaten my week - again!!! :-D
Alrighty my Dears. I've got a gorgeous cover reveal to show you today, so let's get started, shall we?

Áine Massie is another wonderful and sweet author from CHBB, and I'm happy to introduce you all to her. Blood Voices goes live March 15, and she has a FB release party the very same day; just click here.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: Rhapsody by Rosalind Scarlett

Hello Lovelies!!!
I have a special treat for you all today. I am so lucky to be able to show you the cover fro Rosalind Scarlett's new book; Rhapsody!!! *yay!!!*
So... let me tell you about the book, and who Rosalind is and where you can find her!!
Rhapsody is the first book in her brand new Sanctum of Souls and will be released May 21.

The only woman Raphael has ever loved does not know he exists...

Friday, February 7, 2014

Short Adventures 1 -2014

Happy Friday Lovelies!!! Hope you will have a wonderful day. Let me continue this Friday by reviewing three wonderful and amazing short stories from three different authors, all of them from CHBB, Vamptasy and Hot Ink Press. Hope you'll enjoy! <3

Heroes & Villains by Zoe Adams

Katie and Frankie are enemies. Have been since the start of university, and nothing will change that. Nothing.
When the prospect of a costume party is thrown into the mix, it's the opportune moment for Katie to showcase her true nature. Enter into the mix a charismatic young man, dressed to match her own theme, things become very interesting for the young virgin.

Cover Reveal: Flawed Perfection by Casandra Giovanni

Happy Friday my Friends!!
I've got loads to show you today, starting with this beautiful cover from Cassandra Giovanni's new book; Flawed Perfection. Make sure to stop by one of her pages and say Hi!
Flawed Perfection will be released on March 7, 2014.
I have much more to show you today, and please remember to come by my FB page - every Friday I share Freebies. ;-)
First, lets focus on Cassandra's cover, and let me start by telling you about Cassandra herself and her book;

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Confessions of a Small Town Librarian Part 2 by A. McEwan

I have a VERY special treats for you today!!!
Remember I reviewed Ada McEwan's Confessions of a Small Town Librarian in January? If not, you can read my review here
Anyways... Today, I have the HUGE honor to have an EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for Ada's Confessions of a Small Town Librarian Part 2 - and let me tell you... It is FREAKING HOT!!
The book is releasing February 22, and to celebrate Ada is having a HUGE FB party - make sure to stop by: 
And while you're in your calendar, you might want to add another date; February 19 - which is the date where Ada is coming by my blog for her Author Take Over!! <3

Cover Reveal: Evolution: Angel by S.A. Huchton

Hello Lovelies,
today I have a gorgeous Cover Reveal from S.A. Huchton to show you. First I'm going to tell you about Huchton and about her new book; Evolution: Angel. Releases March 6, 2014.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Author Take Over: Rue Volley

Hi Guys!!
Please welcome this week's Author Take Over; Rue Volley. She has some amazing things going on, but let me tell you a bit about Rue before I let her loose ;-)

Release Day Interview: Donna June Cooper

Hello Lovelies!
I am happy to introduce Donna June Cooper, author of More Than Magic. More Than Magic is her first book, and it is releasing TODAY!!! *throws confetti*
So... check out this interview, Donna has LOADS to share, and make sure to stop by her pages and wish her a Happy Release Day!!!

Sabina: Hi Donna, and welcome to my blog today! Sit down and make yourself comfortable. Can I offer you something to drink?

Donna: Hi Sabina! I am a hot tea with a touch of sugar girl, if you have any. It's the British half of me. The other half is Scotch-Irish and it's too early in the morning for what that half drinks!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Review: La Amore di Vincenzo by Rosalind Scarlett

“The first time I laid eyes upon her, I was instantly mesmerized by her softness, her beauty. I knew at once that I was done for… never would I want another woman.”

Vincenzo was reasonably happy with his life. He had a stylish place to live and a job most other men would die for— having sex with multiple partners every night and servicing wealthy clients in the VIP, male and female alike. For years now, he had been one of the star performers at Sanguelascivia, a swanky erotic nightclub in Venice for the Vampire elite.
But then Giuliana wandered in to the club, a destitute young widow who had nowhere else to turn. She was nothing like the other women there at Sanguelascivia. Sure, many of them were gorgeous and naturally, he enjoyed fucking them, but none of them ever interested him in the least. Perhaps it was merely because Giuliana was not yet hardened by this lifestyle. She was beautiful in a soft and compassionate kind of way that he had not known in a long time.
Never had Vincenzo seen anyone quite like her.
And now, he could not seem to get her out of his mind.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Review: The Dark Victorian: Risen by Elizabeth Watasin

It is 1880 in a mechanical and supernatural London. Agents of Prince Albert’s Secret Commission, their criminal pasts wiped from their memories, are resurrected to fight the eldritch evils that threaten England. Amidst this turmoil, Jim Dastard and his new partner Artifice must stop a re-animationist raising murderous dead children. As Art and Jim pursue their quarry, Art discovers clues about her past self, and through meeting various intriguing women—a journalist, a medium, a prostitute, and a mysterious woman in black—where her heart lies. Yet the question remains: What sort of criminal was she? A new beginning, a new identity, and new dangers await Art as she fights for the Secret Commission and for her second life.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Spotlight: Falling for you by Danielle Taylor

Hello Lovelies,
welcome to this little spotlight for Danielle Taylor and her book Falling for you. So, let me tell you a bit about Danielle:

Danielle Taylor is the author of the Captive Hearts Series and the WattPad sensation Falling for You, which broke 100,000 reads in less than a week. She's shy to a fault, loves coffee, dark chocolate, and reading.