Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, New Books Day 14 (Part 1): Justina Ireland + Promise of Shadows

Welcome to Day 14 of New Year, New Books!

1) Justina Ireland
-author of Promise of Shadows (March 11th, 2014)

Is this a MY LITTLE PONY?? I have no clue.

Anyways, today Justina Ireland is on my blog to share a list of her top 10 favorite things. See any you have in common? Turns out, Justina and I are practically the same person *side-eyes Justina*

Title: Promise of Shadows
Author: Justina Ireland
Shelves: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Summary from Goodreads: Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She’d rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to kill a man, and she pretty much sucks at wielding magic. Zephyr was ready for a future pretending to be a normal human instead of a half-god assassin. But all that changes when her sister is murdered—and she uses a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate.

Zephyr is on the run from a punishment worse than death when an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend (a surprisingly HOT friend) changes everything. Because it seems like Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess made flesh that is prophesied to change the power balance. For hundreds of years the half-gods have lived in fear, and Zephyr is supposed to change that.

But how is she supposed to save everyone when she can’t even save herself?

Top 10 Things Justina Loves

                  1) BOOKS


                                                   3. PUPPIES

                                                4. RAINY DAYS

                                                 5. COOL BOOTS

                                          6. SONGS THAT MAKE ME NOSTALGIC 

                                           7. COFFEE

                                   8. EYESHADOW, THE BRIGHTER THE BETTER

                                                     9. SUMMER

                                               10. COMIC BOOKS

Justina is giving away a copy of her first book, VENGEANCE BOUND!

Rules of entry:
2) No cheating with the entries, I always check!
3) The book will be sent out at the author's discretion.
4) Take the time to read this post with Justina, not just enter the giveaway. All the authors featured in New Year, New Books are crazy busy, and deserve as much love and attention as any giveaway you enter.

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***Grand Prize Giveaway***
2 Surprise 2014 ARCs + swag
Yep, these will be from my own shelf. Yep, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. Yep, it is a surprise and I am not telling you what the ARCs will be but here's an idea of what MIGHT be in it:

Any of these books are fair game! But in the end, the winner will only get 2. And I promise that the surprise ARCs will be good:)

Here are the rules of entry:
2) The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. If not, I will have to pick a new winner. 
3) The prize will be sent out at my discretion, so I might take me a little longer than a week to get it to you.
4) In order to earn the maximum amount of entries, you can comment on EVERY SINGLE DAY of New Year, New Books!
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  1. Awesome favorites list! I agree with SO many of them!!! (*ahem* BOOKS)

    I've wanted to read Promise of Shadows for a LONGGGG time (as in it's been on my TBR/to watch out for list), but I didn't even know she had a book out already! :D

  2. Oooohhh, I remember hearing about this book a few months ago! It sounds awesome! I own Vengence Bound but it's still sitting on my TBR! I need to get to it! Also, I saw the puppy pic and basically blanked out on the rest of the post O.O Puppies!!! Hehe!

  3. The cupcakes in that photo are so pretty, I don't know if I could eat them!
    Wait. Yeah, I probably could.

  4. I love the cover of Promise of Shadows! It's really pretty, and the book sounds really good.

    I love puppies too. :)

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. Coffee is my great weakness:-)

  6. 8, 9 and 10 are the only ones that I can't relate to, but the rest I totally understand! And I really can't wait to read both of these books! They sound amazing!

  7. Puppies would be my #2
    Nothing beats books haha :P