Friday, July 31, 2015

COVER REVEAL: The Divide (Dreamland #2)


The Divide by E.J. Mellow 
(Dreamland #2) 
Publication date: October 15, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult


Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.
With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.
But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her heritage comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.
Don’t miss The Divide—the heart-thumping second installment in The Dreamland Series.


E.J.Mellow is a new adult and fantasy writer who resides in Brooklyn, NY.  When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

The Dreamer is the first book in her contemporary fantasy trilogy, The Dreamland Series.

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COVER REVEAL: Dangerous Games (Secrets and Lies, #2)


Dangerous Games by D’Ann Burrow 
(Secrets and Lies, #2) 
     Publication date: September 28, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Kennedy Thatcher is leaving Piney Bluff, Texas. In September, she wanted nothing more than to go back home to California, but things have changed.
Two weeks ago
Kennedy broke Rule #1. She used her gift to save a life. Her secret is no longer secret. Her mother once tried to warn her – using her ability was dangerous. No one could know what she could do. Now Kennedy is paying the price.
Two days ago
Tanner Shields helped Kennedy rescue a friend by skipping school and driving to New Orleans. His entire future is at risk when he’s benched during the most important football game of his life. He’s lost the chance for a scholarship and a way out of town.
Two hours ago
Kennedy made a bargain to save Tanner’s future. When she agrees to return home with her father, she’s forced to ask herself the most important question of all – who can she trust?


I’m a fan of things that go bump in the night—at least I like to read and write about them. I write both Young Adult and New Adult romances, frequently with a paranormal twist. (No vampires or werewolves allowed…I see enough of them when I watch The Vampire Diaries, and can any other vampire really compare with Damon Salvatore?)

My preschool teachers began to worry a bit when I said that I wanted to be a witch when I grew up and my favorite color was black. Thankfully, my imagination still gets a good workout when I write about the secrets people keep. And don’t we all have a few secrets?

When I grow up, my dream is to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Why Blog....

Hello, and welcome to Paper Crushes: A Book Blog! 

From a very young age I have had the best relationship with books. I don't remember a time that I didn't have a book in my possession before I graduated high school, and even throughout college I continued although not as much as I wanted. I would escape from reality into the world that the author had created for me because it was much more thrilling than my own life.

I remember in elementary school during March we had March Reading Madness and I read the most books out of every single first grader so I was able to go to McDonald's for lunch one day along with a second and third grade reader. I still have a picture of the three of us with our Furbee's that we had received in our Happy Meal's that day.

I also remember in elementary school we would receive points for reading books, however I do not recall the exact point system. Another photo from one graduation ceremony shows me and my two friends holding all of our certificates. One certificate shows how many points we received during the year. My two friends were in the 30s and I had 139. Translation: I've been a book nerd for a very long time

I was once chosen for Student Spotlight by my sixth grade teacher Mr. Gogola. When you are selected the teacher has to write a one page summary on why they had selected that student.  I only remember a portion of why he selected me and it was that he thought I had probably read every single book the school library had to offer me, and that he had to constantly tell me to stop reading while I was in class. This made the entire cafeteria laugh.

Fast forward to 2015, I have just graduated college and while I'm searching for my future career I have a full time retail position at Bed Bath and Beyond. This alone does not give me much joy as I'm mostly alone when I'm not at work because my boyfriend works the complete opposite of me. I wanted to find something that I could do that I loved doing when I had the free time. Finally I decided to start a book blog and share my love of books with others.

I'm a hopeless romantic who falls in love with almost every love story that I have ever read. I get sucked right into these pieces of art and it's hard to communicate with me while I'm reading. My sister says that I am a monster when I'm reading, but really she is the monster. Can't she see that I have a book in my hand and my eyes are looking at the page! :)

Anyways, I am hoping that by giving myself something to do in the evenings when I'm all alone will be rewarding as I make connections with other readers and authors.

If you would like to request that I read your work just shoot me an email at, and don't forget to read over my review policy. 

And if you could be a doll and go like my facebook page that would be amazing!

Lastly, don't forget to follow my blog! ;)

Thank you!

Now I'm going back to reading...