Saturday, 31 October 2015

Monthly Blog Recap : October

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Release Day Blitz:

Release Day Blitz: Fated to be Mine by Jodie Larson (Fated #2)

Book Blitz:

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Cover Reveal: 

Cover Reveal: Indelible You by Verlene Landon (Imagine Ink #1)

Blog Tour: 

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Waiting on Wednesday: 


Friday, 30 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Cover Reveal: Indelible You by Verlene Landon (Imagine Ink #1)

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Indelible You (Imagine Ink #1)

Verlene Landon

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Release Date: November 16, 2015

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About the Book

Ink is indelible.
So is love, at least in theory.
He’s an over-inked, reformed bad boy and she is the slightly older, seemingly out of reach woman who’s head over heels (actually knees over shoulders) in love with him. Almost as much as he is with her.
Somehow, they have remained oblivious to their mutual attraction for five years.
One night, they take the plunge. Love conquers all, right?
They expose hearts and bodies, expecting a happily ever after until a terrible secret is revealed—during climax.
Anything worth having is worth bleeding for—and boy will they bleed—but will it be enough to drain the taint of that secret, or will it be fatal for both of them?
Some things are more permanent than tattoos.
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About the Author
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I'm not that interesting, but the people in my head are. I've had fantastical ideas floating around my brain for as long as I can remember, I just finally got brave enough to share them. I was born and raised in the south, if the name Verlene didn’t give that away already. Thanks to the military (myself & spouse), I’ve been all over the US. I now call the west coast home with my husband, my (as of OCT) adult son, my high school daughter, an obnoxiously obese cat, 2 spoiled bunnies, a hyper chocolate lab and a Great Dane puppy that cries like baby when left alone. I like to think of it as living the BAMAFORNIA life.
FUN FACTS: I possess an impressive yet accidental dust bunny collection. I have a serious wine, Bama football & book addiction. My grammar skills are atrocious & no, the irony isn't lost on me. I've made up more words than a certain President. I've worked in fast-food, not so fast food, a lab, a print shop, a club dj booth, dental assistant, a muffler shop, an aviator store, the military, quilting, and just about everything in between. Plus, I've thrown live grenades & survived the tear gas chamber. (Have to add that because it makes me sound badass.)
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Manga Review: Perfect Chick! by Nagamu Nanaji

Title: Perfect Chick!
Original Title: Parfait Tic!
Author: Nagamu Nanaji
Artist: Nagamu Nanaji

Year of Release: 2000
Genres: Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Status: Completed 
Chapters (Translated in English): 150

Volumes & Chapters: 22 Volumes in total

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #66 Unspoken

Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine It’s a chance to showcase upcoming releases we are interested in or drooling over.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Blog Tour & Review : Portia by Christina Bauer (Angelbound Offsprings #2)

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Title: Portia
Series: Angelbound Offspring
Vol or Book #: 2portia gif
Author: Christina Bauer
Audience: Adult 18+
Genre: Romance/Fantasy
Format: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Ink Monster LLC
Cover by: Art by Ana Cruz, Graphics by Paddy Donnelly
Editor: Ink Monster LLC
Pages: 250 pages
ISBN: 9780990635246
Date Published: 10-27-15

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Unlike her famous older brother Maxon, Princess Portia isn't known for killing demons or attracting admirers. The reason why is simple: a spell was cast on Portia, and the magic has marked her to one day transform into a dreaded Void demon. To fight this horrible fate, Portia’s spent her life hiding in libraries and learning magic. But when the Void demons threaten to destroy all the after-realms—and the handsome dragon Emperor Tempest offers his help—then Portia suspects that her future holds more than just a demonic metamorphosis. Fate is calling the bookworm princess onto the battlefield, and it’s a fight against both deadly enemies and her heart’s desires.

Released on 27th October 2015

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Chapter One

I am so late.
My heart beats at double speed while I rush up the staircase to the Ryder mansion. After pulling open the fancy wooden door, I step inside a large and empty foyer. Well, it’s almost empty.
The President of Purgatory is waiting for me. Not good.
Even worse, her mouth is pressed into a thin and frustrated line. No question why she’s unhappy. My lecture on Magic Across The After-Realms should’ve started twenty minutes ago.
“Portia, you’re finally here,” she sighs. “We were getting frantic.”
The President’s known for being tough on crime, graft, and well, everything really. But she’s also my grandmother. When it comes to family, Gram’s a softie who worries like crazy. I should know, being a softie myself. I give her a quick peck on the cheek. “So sorry, Gram. I got caught up.”
Gram’s tail sways warily over her right shoulder. No shock, there. Every quasi-demon in Purgatory has a tail. Gram’s variety is long and black with an arrowhead-shaped end and a mind of its own. Currently, that mind totally suspects that I’m up to something.
Good suspicion, actually.
“What are you working on this time?” asks Gram. “Is it dangerous magic? Please tell me you’re being safe.”
“No, it’s not dangerous at all,” I say.
Which isn’t entirely true.
My cheeks redden with guilt, but I can’t exactly admit that I was up all night trying to track Void demons by casting spells with an enchanted canopic jar. It’s super-tricky stuff. I could’ve ended up with a Void demon in my living room, and I’m not what you call battle-hardy.


Have you been following this series either on my blog or even without it? What you’re new to his awesomeness by Christina Bauer? As one of my favourite characters from a Georgian book said: “You have so much in front of you!” And I couldn’t not put his words here! Because the series that are called Angelbound origins and Angelbound Offsprings are something that everyone should read and experience! However, before I start let me make a short announcement! First of all, as I understood this is the final book in the whole Angelbound series. I have already reviewed the first book – Angelbound on my blog, however, next books are not yet up there. So please, check back to read the other reviews when they go live.

But enough of that talk; let me get back to the story. Are you ready to find out Portia’s story? Oh, you might not know who Portia is! Do you need a short story or a long one? Short story: she’s the second child of Myla and Lincoln: the Great Scala and the next king of Thrax. Uhum, that’s the short story. And now the long one: imagine this: you’re 19 years old, you’re a total bookworm, but that’s only because there’s a curse on you that might turn you into a demon (the worst kind of). See, your life is not all roses, oh I nearly forgot, add to the picture the end of the world and you’ll have 3/4th of the picture. What’s the remaining 1/4th? That’s tons of action, some romance and again tons of action, some fantastic and a kick-ass female character and the choice of the oneself to follow destiny or build the path by yourself. Are you hyped to start the book? You should be as Portia is freaking awesome characters, she is not as great as her mom Myla, but she’s still awesome.

I loved the book, even if I have not yet read Maxon. In the very beginning I was totally confused, but I got into the story so fast I didn’t put it down for the next 2 hours. Yes, that’s how fast I read this book. Every minute of it was fun and exciting. To say the truth the book was too fast paced. Everything was solved too fast, but then again, I might have been reading too fast. Let me explain, Portia and Tempest were find everything too fast, without any constraint, okay, there were some problems, but still not full blown battles or something like that. Also, one thing that a bit disappointed me was the lack of full romance there. Again, let me explain, the romance between Portia and Tempest kicks off very fast, but with no physical, if we could say that. That kiss happens only… Sorry, if I say that I will spoil the whole fun.

Are you ready for some awesome action in the 5 realms? Oh, yes, you’re going to see lots, lots of new realms! Be ready for it! I hope, you would take this book to read! Trust me, just get the whole series, you wouldn’t want to stop once you start! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos! Don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. An avowed girl geek, Christina loves creating immersive fantasy worlds with action, adventure, romance, and kick-ass female protagonists. As part of her work in Ink Monster, Christina has co-developed the ‘Heroine’s Journey,’ a blueprint for telling female myths inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and golden retriever Ruby.

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Manga Review : Mars by Fuyumi Souryo

Title: Mars
Original Title: Mars
Author: Fuyumi Souryo
Artist: Fuyumi Souryo

Year of Release: 1996
Genres: Drama, Josei, Mature, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 90

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapters 1-6               Volume 6 Chapters 31-36               Volume 11 Chapters 61-66
Volume 2 Chapters 7-12             Volume 7 Chapters 37-42               Volume 12 Chapters 67-72
Volume 3 Chapters  13-18          Volume 8 Chapters 43-48               Volume 13 Chapters 73-78
Volume 4 Chapters 19-24           Volume 9 Chapters 49-54               Volume 14 Chapters 79-84
Volume 5 Chapters 25-30           Volume 10 Chapters 55-60               Volume 15 Chapters 85-90

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Book Haul & Blog Weekly #69

Book Haul & Blog Weekly is a weekly feature here at Katie's Corner inspired by Stacking Shelves by Tynga's Reviews and The Sunday Post by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Book Haul:


I'm No Angel by Takako Shigematsu



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Hello, everyone

How was your week? Mine was okay. I am getting ready for Halloween, are you? Though first I am getting ready for an exam. 

Oh, well, I also need to go to the town hall as well as the post office to get my books, but I need to receive the notice first. 

Tell me more about your week!