Monday, 30 April 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop


For this giveaway ONE winner can pick ONE book of their choice from The Book Depository (£10/$15). This giveaway is international as long as TBD ships to you.

Winner is: Kerry H.

Make sure you enter the other giveaways!

Until next time, 
Sam :)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

A Pre-Order of Onyx Anyone?


We all know what's going on right? 

For those who have been tweeting with the hashtag #DaemonInvasion will know exactly what I'm talking about but, if you don't then go and start tweeting NOW! Don't have a Twitter account? Make one because this is worth it!

Daemon Invasion is a big international event where people from all over the world join teams and complete challenges, win prizes and have a lot of fun promoting the series. The challenges haven't actually started yet because everyone's still gathering their teams. Some people have got all 10 on their teams and some haven't. If you want to be on a team then use the hashtag #DaemonInvasion and check out who's team you can join!

I've already got all 9 people on my team! Yipee! Guys, you don't know how hard it was...seriously these last few days...HARD WORK! But, it has all paid off and I've got my amazing 9 people (Don't count me)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Twitter: @Fallingbookblog

Twitter: @Clairelouisef

Twitter: @Chiefmatekate

Stephanie F.
Twitter: @SOOTP

Twitter: @Poetrytoprose

Twitter: @AuthorMadison

Twitter: @1Wren

Twitter: @TheSwampFaerie

Twitter: @Myheroin1

Twitter: @Pragya_music
Blog: Reviewing Shelf

I must say a special thanks to Anjana from Kindle and Me for her support and help, I may have not have got my team without her, so THANK YOU SO MUCH! (Visit her blog, it rocks)

You can grab these buttons to support team #DaeLight

Falling Books

Falling Books

Now, I am going to give you the chance to win a pre-order of Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout, second book in the series, but for those of you who have not read Obsidian then you can pick that instead.

*******************GIVEAWAY CLOSED*********************
Winner: Isabella L. Congrats! Email me back ASAP!

Thanks for entering! Make sure you follow and check out other team members from team DaeLight because they are awesome!

- Sam :)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

My review of Perfect Chemistry

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by Simone Elkeles
Release Date: December 23rd, 2008
Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon | The Book Depository

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

Perfect Chemistry is a uniquely told novel that will have readers hooked the whole way through! This book has everything readers want: great characters, stunning humor and a plot that you can't find any where else!

What first drew me into this book was the cover. You've got to admit, the cover is very interesting. Perfect Chemistry has the perfect cover, the perfect plot and, to top it all off, a perfect book overall. The characters were what made the book entertaining, their personalities and their ability to make the reader laugh like never before. 

The plot. It's addictive. One gorgeous guy. One gorgeous girl. They both hate each other's guts. But as they say, there's a thin line between love and hate. And to make everything so much more dramatic, the guy is in a gang and the girl has a boyfriend and a secret that she can't let anyone find out about. Two complicated lives, thrown together to make something wonderful. 

I really enjoyed this book, it's hard to some it up in just a few words but let's just say that Simone Elkeles writes some pretty hardcore stuff.

If you want a book that will keep you entertained and have you crying occasionally, then Perfect Chemistry is for you! No one should miss such a brilliant book. I believe there are another two books in the trilogy called Rules of Attraction and Chain Reaction, so if you've already read this book then make sure you check out the others!


- A special thanks to Violet for sending me a copy!

Showering of Books Giveaway Hop


This blog hop is hosted by One A Day YA & I Am A Reader Not A Writer.

For this giveaway I'm giving the chance for you guys to win a book of your choice worth £5/$10. I know I normally give you guys a beautiful long list of stunning books but I thought it'd be great for a change to let you choose. 

This giveaway is international as long The Book Depository ships to you!

Winner is......Grace U. Congrats! Email me back ASAP!

Now, go to the next blog and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Until next time,
Sam :D

Thursday, 26 April 2012

#DaemonInvasion + Join!


Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard us talking about the upcoming #daemoninvasion and we’re so excited to finally share with you what is going on.
Really excited.

The beautiful and uber cool models, Pepe Toth and Sztella Tziotziosz, who grace the Lux covers, will be joining us in the United States!  You heard right.  They are flying here, from Hungary to spend a few days as Daemon and Katy! While they are here, they will be working with Vania, from VLC Productions (the team behind Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Melissa de La Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Moira Young, Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Hillary Duff, Lauren Destefano, and many, many more authors’ book trailers), to film book trailers for the Lux Series.

During the filming in Atlanta, they will be accompanying Entangled, VLC, and me on tour! What does that mean? You get to meet them. In the flesh. They will be participating in the signings and events. At those signings, we’ll be giving away signed (by Pepe and Sztella and, not as exciting, by me) posters, photos, and other swag. There will also be meet and greet events you can join in on.

At each signing, there will be advanced copies of Onyx given away!

And to top things off (as if this isn’t enough, but we don’t do anything small), there’s something very, very exciting in the works! It involves advanced copies of Opal, water, and a little destination known as the Bahamas.

I am not kidding.

This will be epic.

Aare you excited? I am! This tour is going to be so, so much fun, and I’m so thrilled that Pepe and Sztella are a part of it. We owe them a huge thank you and a giant welcome making the 16 hour flight to meet the readers of the Lux Series.  You!

Daemon Invasion Signing and Event Schedule
June 8th
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA
June 10th
Barnes and Noble
St Johns Town Center
Jacksonville, FL
June 13th
Barnes and Noble
Waterford Lakes Town Center
Orlando, FL
June 14th
Barnes and Noble
The Palladium at City Place
West Palm Beach, FL

Don't forget to enter my contest for a signed set of Half-Blood and Pure HERE in celebration of the release of my adult romance, Tempting the Best Man, HERE.  

I'm looking for a few amazing people to join my team, you don't have to be a blogger and you can live anywhere in the world, but you must have a twitter/facebook/tumblr account that you are prepared to post things with. Each team will be set a series of challenges and along the way prizes will be given away! 

So, why not be part of my team? All you have to do is fill this FORM.

If you have ANY questions just ask me or email me at

- Sam :D

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5)


This week I am waiting for......
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang
Eva and Addie live in a world where everyone is born with two souls, but where only the dominant one is allowed to survive childhood. Fifteen years old, and closer even than twins, the girls are keeping Eva, the ‘second soul’, a secret. They know that it’s forbidden to be hybrid, but how could they ever be apart?

When a dramatic event reveals what really happens to hybrids if they are discovered, Eva and Addie face a dangerous fight for survival, neither wanting to be the one left behind…

That was the UK summary but here's the US one just in case it'll give you a better idea of what the book is about.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

This book sounds really cool! I love the idea of two souls being trapped in the same body. The book is releasing in September so watch out for it or you can pre-order it! I've included some links under the picture of the cover, make your life easier. ;)

Don't you just adore the cover? Very creative and very pretty! I can't wait to have my own September.

Leave a comment with a link to your WoW post! :D

Until next time,
Sam :)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Winner


The winner of my No Strings Attached giveaway is.........Bryonny F. 

Congrats! Email me back ASAP! :D

Thanks so much for entering! I hope you had lots of fun on the hop.

Sam :)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

My review of The Glimpse

The Glimpse by Claire Merle
Release Date: June 7, 2012
Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon | The Book Depository

The Glimpse
Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell. 

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.

Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.

I'm finding it very hard to sum up this book because of all the thoughts running through my mind. I've been crammed full of dystopian dilemmas and I think I might just explode. The Glimpse is definitely a book you should try out if you want to live in another world for a few hours. Do not be fooled into thinking that this book is a light contemporary because it's definitely not. It's set in one of the most complicated worlds I've ever read about. Exciting, chilling and action packed!

So, basically, okay, maybe it's not basic, but I'll attempt to write a basic summary for the book. Ana, a 17-year-old girl, has been living her life thinking she is a Pure, someone who has no chance of having a mental illness. But when she finds out that that there was an error in her DNA test, she thinks her life is over. She could be banished to the land where the 'crazies' live, she could lose everything that meant something to her, she could lose the boy who she's been promised to, Jasper. And when he is abducted, Ana's father claims that he is doing everything he can to find Jasper but it's not enough. Ana sets off on a journey. A dangerous journey to find the boy she's liked for so many years. But in a land of possibilities, will Ana fall for the boy who could help her find Jasper?

And that's just the surface! The book goes into incredible detail with beautifully described scenes and exciting characters.

There's just one thing that I found irritating. The first chapter. The Glimpse just has one of them beginnings that you can't really understand or get into, but it did get better. Around page 50 I just couldn't put it down. I had grown to know  the character's personalities and I really wanted to know more about them. Also, some of the dialog did make me want to fall asleep....I did manage to stay awake but I just wish there were less science-talk...I didn't mind some of it but I just think there could have been less.

For me, Ana's relationship with Jasper could have been better, but then again, she might not have met....*drumroll* Cole! Yes, Cole is one of those amazing guys you can't get out of your head. Oh, and not to fear! There are no love-triangles. Which I'm sure many readers don't wait.

So think to yourself: Do I have too much time on my hands? Do I need an interesting book that can keep me entertained in the space of that time? Do I want a unique dystopian? Do I want a book with a guy that is totally amazing and awesome? THEN, this book is for you.

Overall, The Glimpse is an exciting new addition to the genre that I can't wait for you guys to read and enjoy. I'm giving this book 4 stars instead of 5 because I did feel lost at times and wish that some of the details and dialog weren't so complicated. Claire Merle has done a great job at delivering a book that is different and will stand out for both it's gorgeous cover and chilling plot!

- A special thanks to Faber & Faber for providing me with a review copy.

In My Mailbox (5)


Yes, I know, you must be thinking, "Sam? Doing an In My Mailbox? Is she ill?". No, no I'm not. I just remembered today! ;) 

In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by The Story Siren.

This week I received:
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
I received this one as a RAK from Violet.

Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
I received this as a RAK from Sarah at Whispering Words.

Seeking Crystal (Benedict, #3)
Seeking Crystal (Benedict #3) by Joss Stirling
This one I was very excited to receive! I requested it a while ago and was so surprised when it turned up on my doorstep yesterday morning. And yes, I did finish last night because, duh, Joss Stirling's books are amazing. Since this one is releasing in October the review will have to wait a bit.

For those of you who have never heard of this series, please check it out! Here's the link to the first book, FINDING SKY.

The Glimpse
The Glimpse by Claire Merle
I finished this one yesterday, I think I might review it later on today. This was definitely not what I expected but it was really enjoyable. It's a complicated dystopian, check it out when it's released in June 2012. 

Books I got from the library:
Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy, #3)
Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad
I'm excited to start reading Lauren Conrad's works, I've heard some great things about her books.

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)
Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Read and loved! You can check out my review HERE!

I think that's all I got this week.....Yep! Leave a link in the comments to YOUR In My Mailbox!

Until next time (when ever I remember to write an IMM),
Sam :D

Saturday, 21 April 2012

My review of Deadly Cool

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool #1) by Gemma Halliday 
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon | The Book Depository

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1) Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he’s pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren’t enough, now he’s depending on Hartley to clear his name. 

But as much as Hartley wouldn’t mind seeing him squirm, she knows he’s innocent, and she’s the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school’s resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer’s next victim.

Deadly Cool is a very entertaining book that will both scare you and make you laugh out loud! Full of mysteries, this book will have you hooked until the end.

First off, the characters were extremely fun to read about. Our main character, Hartley, will take you on an exciting journey that you will not forget! I must say, Hartley is a very strong girl, she's just found out that her boyfriend has cheated on her and she didn't exactly find out in the nicest way. And when Hartley visits her boyfriend's house to find a girl dead in his closet, she doesn't know what to think. What should she do? Her (ex)boyfriend is being accused of murder but she knows that he didn't do it. Hartley meets bad boy, Chase, who might know who killed the girl in the closet....

I really liked all the characters, they all had their own unique and fun personalities that I just fell head over heals for. Chase, the boy who wears all black, the boy who just can't stay away from trouble, the boy Hartley grows ever close to. I loved all the flirting and the awkward conversations. Teenage relationships are complicated and definitely awkward and I just think that Gemma Halliday has done an amazing job at writing about it.

The plot and mysteries were just so gripping! The book will keep you guessing until the very end. The question that runs through your head through out the book is, "Who's the killer?", and I don't think you will be able to guess...unless you want to give yourself a head ache. 

I can't wait to read more about Hartley and Chase and where their snooping skills will lead them to next. I recommend this to everyone who loves a good mystery with a side of humor.


Free on Kindle - The Thirteenth


I wanted to let you guys know that an awesome book is FREE on Kindle! So, if you have a Kindle and fancy a thrilling read then download......

The Thirteenth (The Thirteenth Series #1)The Thirteenth by Georgia Twynham
Amazon UK | Amazon
Imagine starting at the end and finishing back at the beginning. This is the story of a teenage girl called Valerie Saunders who is about to be thrown through time and space. Being bestowed with abilities beyond her wildest nightmares, she discovers that she not only has to deal with turning eighteen, her first job and an un-wanted tattoo, but also magical powers and intense urges to fall in love. She envisaged she would spend her life blending into the scenery, not blowing it up! 

Val has a calling, but which side is dialing her number?

Sounds cool, right? Well, I've included the links to both Amazon and Amazon UK if you guys are interested.

Until next time,
Sam :)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Reading Next


I just wanted to let you guys know what's up next on my to-read list. 

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool #1) by Gemma Halliday
Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he’s pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren’t enough, now he’s depending on Hartley to clear his name. 

But as much as Hartley wouldn’t mind seeing him squirm, she knows he’s innocent, and she’s the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school’s resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer’s next victim.

Social Suicide (Deadly Cool, #2)I've heard some really good things about this one, it's been described as a funny and entertaining novel, which is great because that's exactly what I need at the moment. And, woooow! Look at that cover. Don't you just want her eyes? I know their not real but don't you just love them? 

I was meant to pick this up from my library today but the library was closed. Yep, that was truly frustrating! Not to worry, I'll get it tomorrow and then write a review ASAP because the sequel is releasing soon!

Until next time, 
Sam :D

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

This week I'm waiting for.................

Arise (Hereafter #2)
Arise (Hereafter #2) by Tara Hudson
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price. Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.

Wow, isn't the cover so cool? I love the colours! This cover looks even better than the first and I just can't wait to find out what happens in this too-good-looking sequel! 

Get the countdown widget!

Until next time, 
Sam :)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Books and Trailers


I want to share with you all some awesome reads that are either releasing soon or have been released recently, and their stunning trailers!

 The TemptationThe Temptation by Alisa Valdes
Release Date: April 24, 2012
His touch was electric. 
His eyes were magnetic. 
His lips were a temptation.... 
But was he real? 

After crashing her car on an empty highway, Shane is miraculously saved by Travis, a mysterious cowboy who walks out of nowhere. She is instantly attracted to him, and for the first time, she believes in “soul mates.” But Shane soon discovers that Travis is dead and that strict rules from the Underworld govern kindred spirits of different dimensions. Breaking these rules could destroy both their souls. And while Travis is almost impossible to resist, temptation proves to be the kindest enemy they encounter. 

The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Selection by Kiera Cass
Release Date: April 24, 2012
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Sweet EvilSweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Release Date: May 1, 2012
What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 24, 2012
In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Don't you love the trailers? Make sure you check every now an then for great trailers on youtube!

Until next time,
Sam :)

Monday, 16 April 2012

No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop


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This giveaway is hosted by I Am A Read, Not A Writer!

For this giveaway you don't have to do anything! And by that, I mean you don't have to follow by GFC, you don't have to like on Facebook, you don't have to follow on Twitter. Awesome right? All you need to do is fill out a rafflecopter or a form or whatever the blogger needs you to fill! 

SO, for this giveaway I'm going to give ONE winner ONE book from the options below. This giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to you!

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill YouCross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)Don't Judge a Girl by Her CoverOnly The Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4)
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)My Soul to SaveMy Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)

To enter, fill out THIS FORM!

Winner announced HERE.
Check out the other blogs!

Sam :)

Taste Book Trailer and Excerpt


I'm here today to show you all the awesome trailer for this stunning book! AND, I've even got some bonus material. So, if you haven't heard of Taste by Kate Evangelista check out the blurb and cover!

At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

I bet I've made you all curious about this Demitri. You want the trailer? Here it is!

Omg, it's amazing, isn't it? I've included an excerpt because I think you guys must need it. 

Taste Excerpt ----------------------------------------

I mentally stomped on the intimidation their perfection brought into my mind and said, “Excuse me.”
The group froze, startled by my words. The girls had their brows raised and the boys stopped mid-speech, mouths agape. They stared at me with eyes the shade of onyx stones.
I smiled and gave them a little wave.
The boy a step ahead of the rest recovered first. His stunning features went from shocked surprise to intense interest. He reminded me of a hawk eyeing its prey. I gulped.
“A Day Student,” he said, his eyes insolent and excited.
Something about the way he said “Day Student” made my stomach flip. “Excuse me?”
They snickered. The boys looked at each other while the girls continued to stare, muffling their laughter by delicate hands. I seemed to be the butt of some joke.  
“You broke the rule.” The boy’s grin turned predatory.
The students formed a loose semi-circle in front of me. My gaze darted from face to face. Hunger filled their eyes. The image of lions about to chase down a gazelle came to mind. I mentally shook my head. I was in the mountains not the Serengeti for crying out loud. 
I took a small step back and cleared my throat. “Can any of you give me a ride back to the dorms?”
The boy wagged his forefinger like a metronome. “Ah, that’s unfortunate for you.” 
One of the girls pinched the bridge of her nose. “Eli, you can’t possibly—”
“It’s forbidden, Eli,” another boy interrupted, pronouncing the word “forbidden” like a curse. 
The nervous murmur at the pit of my stomach grew louder. Six against one. Not good odds. Instinct told me to cut my losses and run. Bad enough I faced expulsion, now it seemed like weird, beautiful people who’d suddenly appeared on campus wanted to beat me up. No, scratch that. Judging from the way they studied me, beating me up wouldn’t satisfy them. Something more primal prowled behind their looks. 
I definitely wasn’t going down without a fight. Years of self-defense and hand-to-hand combat classes had me prepared. While other children from rich and important families got bodyguards, I got defense training. But I think my father meant for my skills to go up against potential kidnappers, not against other students who may or may not be crazy. Oh God! Maybe I stepped into a parallel universe or something when I reentered Barinkoff. 
“None of the students are supposed to be on campus,” I said. Then, realizing my mistake, I added, “Okay, I know I’m not supposed to be here either. If one of you gives me a ride back to the dorms, I won’t say anything about all this. Let’s pretend this never happened. I didn’t see you, you didn’t see me.”
“We’re not ordinary students,” Eli answered. “We’re the Night Students.”
He’d said “Night Students” like the words were capitalized. I didn’t know Barinkoff held classes at night. What was going on here?
Eli smiled with just one side of his mouth and said to the group, “She’s right, no one will have to know. We’re the only ones here. And it’s been so long, don’t you agree?” 
The rest of them nodded reluctantly.
“What’s been so long?” I challenged. I fisted my hands, ready to put them up if any of them so much as twitched my way.
“Since the taste of real flesh passed through my lips,” Eli said. He came forward and took a whiff of me then laughed when I cringed.
“Flesh.” Yep, parallel universe. 
“Yes,” he said. “And yours smells so fresh.” 
Someone grabbed my shoulders from behind and yanked me back before I could wrap my mind around the meaning behind Eli’s words. In a blink, I found myself behind someone tall. Someone really tall. And quite broad. And very male. 
I realized he wore the same clothes Eli and the other boys did. Not good. He was one of them. Although… I cocked my head, raking my gaze over him. He seemed born to wear the uniform, like he was the pattern everyone else was cut from. My eyes wandered to long, layered, blue-black hair tied at the nape by a silk ribbon. Even in dim light, his hair possessed a sheen akin to mercury. 
I looked down. The boy’s long fingers were wrapped around my wrist like a cuff. His fevered touch felt hotter than human standards, hot enough to make me sweat like I was standing beside a radiator but not hot enough to burn. 
“I must be mistaken, Eli,” the boy who held my arm said in a monotone. “Correct me. Did I hear you say you wanted to taste the flesh of this girl?”
A hush descended on us. It had the hairs at the back of my neck rising. How was it possible for the atmosphere to switch from threatening to dangerous? Unable to help myself, I peeked around the new guy’s bulk. Eli and his friends bowed. They all had their right hands on their chests. 
“Demitri, I’m sure you misheard me,” Eli said. 
So the guy standing between me and the person who said he’d wanted to taste me was named Demitri. I like the sound of his name. Demitri. So strong, yet rolls off the tongue. Definite yum factor.
“So, you imply I made a mistake?” Demitri demanded.
“No!” Eli lifted his gaze. “I did no such thing. I simply wanted to show the girl the consequences of breaking curfew.”
“Hey!” I yelled. “Don’t talk about me like I’m not here!”
Demitri ignored my protest and continued to address Eli. “So, you threatened to taste her flesh.” His fingers tightened their grip around my wrist. “In the interest of investigating this matter further, I invoke the Silence.”
All six students gasped, passing surprised glances at one another.
Before I could ask about what was going on, Demitri yanked me down the hall toward the library. But why there? Oh, maybe we were getting my things. No, wait, he couldn’t have known about that. Everything was too confusing now.
Eli and the others didn’t try to stop us when we passed them. Demitri’s cold command must have carried power. Handsome and powerful, never a bad combination on a guy. 
We reached the heavy double doors in seconds. He jerked one open effortlessly. I’d needed all my strength just to squeeze through that same door earlier. To him, the thick wood might as well have been cardboard. I raised an eyebrow and mentally listed the benefits of going to gym class.
“Why are we here?” I asked after my curiosity overpowered my worry. I’d almost forgotten how frightened I’d been right before Demitri showed up. I wasn’t above accepting help from strangers. Especially from gorgeous dark-haired strangers with hot hands and wide shoulders. 
Demitri kept going, tugging me along, snaking his way deeper into the library. I had to take two steps for every stride his legs made. I tried to stay directly behind him, praying we didn’t slam into anything. 
He stopped suddenly and I collided with him. It felt like slamming into a wall. 
“Hey,” I said, momentarily stunned. “A little warning would be nice!”
He faced me, and I gasped. His eyes resembled a starless night, deep and endless. Their intensity drilled through me without pity, seeming to expose all my secrets. I felt naked and flustered beneath his gaze.
“You could have died back there,” he warned.
A lump of panic rebuilt itself in my throat.

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Kate Evangelista When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.

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