Release Day Launch: Unrest (Unknown #2) by Wendy Higgins

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Today I have the release day launch for UNREST by Wendy Higgins! Check it out and grab your copy today!!

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Title: Unrest

Author: Wendy Higgins

Release Day: February 14th

About Unrest:

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

 

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

 

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

Get your copy today:

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Remy put her head on my shoulder and I got a small but distinct whiff of chocolate.

            “I might have to lick you, Rem,” I blurted.

            Both Tater and Rylen turned to us, nearly cracking heads in the process.

            “She smells like chocolate,” I explained. Tater shook his head and faced forward again. Ry gave me one last bemused look before turning back too.

            “Hey,” Remy whispered. She raised her free hand to my face, and to my shock, there was half of the tiny candy pinched between her finger and thumb. “I saved half for you.”

            My heart lurched with emotion. “Are you serious?”

            She nodded and her chin quivered as she raised the M&M to my mouth and fed it to me. She licked her fingers off while I savored the tiny morsel. My eyes watered as I crunched down and Remy said, “Good, right?”

            A second later we were hugging and crying all over again.

            “We have to save our water,” I choked.

            She sniffled and let go of me to wipe her face. “No more crying.” 

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About Wendy Higgins:

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Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

 

Reach Wendy Online:

Email: wendyhigginswrites@gmail.com

Website: http://www.wendyhigginswrites.com

Twitter: @Wendy_Higgins https://twitter.com/Wendy_Higgins

Facebook: WendyHigginsWrites https://www.facebook.com/WendyHigginsWrites/

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Excerpt & Cover Reveal: Unrest (The Unknown Series #2) by Wendy Higgins

Today I’m revealing an excerpt from UNREST by Wendy Higgins! Check it out and grab your copy today!!

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Title: Unrest

Author: Wendy Higgins

Release Day: February 14th

About Unrest:

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

Preorder Today:

Kindle or Nook 

Get your copy of Unrest:

AmazonUS / AmazonUK / B&N / iTunes / Book Depository

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Exclusive Excerpt:

A golden hue of sunrise turned night into dawn. I sat on a small boulder, staring at the sliver of sun through trees of the Nevada parkland, the same spot where I’d been sitting silently in the dark for two hours in the cold. I couldn’t take Remy’s whimpering and soul-crushing cries each time she fell back asleep in the tent, venturing into nightmares of what she’d seen the night before. What we’d all seen. I might never sleep again.

Mom. Dad. Abuela.

I fought back another wave of debilitating grief that made my bones feel like liquid—like I’d never have the ability to stand again. Have to be strong. Have to be strong. I rocked back and forth with my eyes shut tight. I couldn’t afford to give in to the loss. If I did, it would consume me whole and devour my will to live. I took a deep breath in and let it out slowly.

We’d been fired up to leave the nature preserve last night and head north to the base in Utah after hearing the Morse code message, supposedly from other military personnel in hiding, like us. But we decided to wait until morning since we needed more light to plan our trip on the map. Plus, headlights in the night would be too easy to spot, and we were all worthless last night, running on adrenaline and vengeance, one step away from crashing. I never did crash or sleep a wink, even though my adrenaline was long gone.

The soft sunrise was too pretty—too majestic—for the way I felt inside. Raw. Like my heart had been grated. During the night, I’d begun to believe the sun would never rise again, and now that it was I felt as if the Earth were mocking what we’d been through, reminding me just how miniscule and unremarkable we were. A new day was happening despite what we’d lost. The world wasn’t stopping to mourn. It felt wrong.

We’d been so close to the camp yesterday where the Disaster Relief Initiative, the DRI personnel, had taken my parents, my grandmother, Remy’s parents, and Rylen’s wife Livia. We watched in confusion as those DRI bastards fled. Then we’d watched in disbelief as Air Force jets dropped a bomb on that camp, obliterating our family and the people from our town. Oh, God.

I pressed the back of my hand to my mouth and squeezed my eyes shut. Even while the world fell apart around us, I never imagined anything would happen to my parents. I never let myself believe it was possible, even after watching my Grandpa Tate shot and killed by a Disaster Relief Personnel—fucking Derps. Who was I without my parents? I was the daughter of an Army man and a Mexican dancer. A Green Machine and a Señorita. A small bubble of laughter worked its way through a sob in my throat when I thought about my parents’ silly banter with each other. Their relentless love and devotion to me and my older brother, Tater.

The sound of a tent’s zipper wrenched through the morning solitude and I quickly wiped my eyes. I looked over and saw Rylen crouching as he pushed through the opening. The golden hue of sun made his blond hair and the scruff on his face stand out. His eyes met mine and I had to swallow hard at the sight of pain in his expression. I’d already cried so much last night.

Seeing those solemn gray eyes brought back a flood of memories: young, scrawny Rylen Fite, loved and cared for by my parents like he was their own son. And his eyes reflected his remembrance too, as if he felt their absence as prominently as I did. But he’d lost a wife, as well. Maybe she hadn’t been his wife in every technical sense of the word, but he’d been trying to make it right. Every bit of his loss was reflected in the heavy way he sat on the rock beside me and rubbed his face before staring out at the sunrise.

About Wendy Higgins:

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Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

 Reach Wendy Online:

Email: wendyhigginswrites@gmail.com

Website: http://www.wendyhigginswrites.com

Twitter: @Wendy_Higgins  https://twitter.com/Wendy_Higgins

Facebook: WendyHigginsWrites  https://www.facebook.com/WendyHigginsWrites/

Instagram: @wendyhigginswrites  https://www.instagram.com/wendyhigginswrites/

Review: Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

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Goodreads Summary:

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom. 

My Review

The Sweet Trilogy just kept getting better with age! As I read them, I couldn’t help but feel that the next book was better than the last! The third was definitely my favorite of the series! By this point, Kaidan and Anna are in the thick of everything, but their relationship and love for one another are in full bloom! Ya see why I loved this one now?

Sweet Reckoning started in the middle of the action with Anna in preparation of finally fulfilling the prophecy once and for all. All she has to do until then is keep her relationship hidden with Kaidan, keep her allies close, and keep up the front of a badass drunkard Nephilim, not hard right? WRONG! There was danger at every turn and the suspense was nonstop! I couldn’t put this book down!

Kaidan and Anna’s love for one another grows even stronger in this third and final installment. The characters grow in their relationships and heartbreaking truths are revealed. This book literally took me on an emotional rollercoaster! I was swooning and screaming and crying (most of this internally). There was just so much constantly happening. Higgins wrote an epic conclusion to the series! I couldn’t have been happier with the way events played out. Though I admit the main conflict felt a little rushed, it didn’t stop me from loving the story overall! It got me all gushy at the end at how adorable Kaidan was (as usual)!

If you’re a fan of The Sweet Trilogy, then I WOULD MOST DEFINITELY recommend you finish the series and read this book! And yes I have found out there is a fourth book but it’s from Kai’s perspective so it’s not necessarily a continuation *sighs*. You can buy Sweet Reckoning on Amazon here!

Musical Mondays 2/1/16

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How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ANYWAY!

Song That Reminds Me of A Book

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Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins vs. Alone Together by Fall Out Boy: I shared this song a couple weeks back, but now that I really thought about the lyrics and the romantic struggle between Kaidan and Anna I feel like the song really fits! They are two troubled souls fighting their inner darkness and they rather be alone together and outcast then be apart.

Song I’ve Been Listening to this Week

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Kiss Kiss by Kim Hyun Joong: as if my nerdom could not go any further, well it has, I’ve been super into this Kpop song. Some of these songs are seriously catchy and great dance songs! NO SHAME! Check this one out! And it helps that his face is quite pleasing 😉

Review: Sweet Peril (The Sweet Series #2) by Wendy Higgins

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Goodreads Summary:

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

My Review

Sweet Peril brought with it just as large of an emotional ride as the first book only this one packed a lot more excitement! Now that Anna is fully involved in the world in Nephilim she must accept where her path leads her next.When news of a prophecy promises hope for the Nephilim and change for the world as she knows it, Anna soon finds herself traveling across the world to find allies in her battle for a new way of life for the children of Demons.

I have to say, I definitely enjoyed book two more than Sweet Evil. There was so much more happening in this book, more to be concerned and enthralled by! And did I mention new characters?! The romance lulled in the beginning but oh man the climatic peak made the lull so worth it!! Finally what I needed to happen between Kaidan and Anna happened! Don’t worry folks!! It was about time they overcame their differences and realized what was most important! I love how fiercely they care for one another even if they don’t ever quite admit, but hints of that show in this book. There was a lot more suspense in this second installment that kept me thoroughly interested all the way through! Book two was a vast improvement in my opinion.

I will most definitely be reading the next book and am looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I have quite the line up of books that need reading until then, *sigh*. So many books, so little time….

Buy it on Amazon here!

Musical Mondays 11/16/15

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How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ANYWAY!

song that reminds me of a book

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Seventeen Ain’t So Sweet by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus vs. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins:  This song perfectly explains Anna’s personality and how she reacts to the wickedness surrounding her.

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Review: Sweet Evil (The Sweet Series #1) by Wendy Higgins

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Goodreads Summary:

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
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 willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

My Review

Sweet Evil has been on my TBR list for an eternity, so I was more than happy to finally get around to reading it! I have heard everyone rant and rave about this book causing me to have very high expectations! Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed.

Anna is your typical good girl lead who begins to crush for the first time on bad boy drummer Kaidan (who is also British). Kaiden is everything you want in a book boyfriend and more! However, their romantic struggle in this book was the most frustrating and grueling thing ever!!! I had no idea that a book I thought was primarily focused on the romance would be so… well, unromantic. Instead it teased me constantly with their feelings for one another that they refused to really act on.  Don’t get me wrong, the premise for this book was awesome! I’ve read plenty of books on Nephilim, but Higgins definitely brought her own creativity to the story.

I did enjoy this book, just not nearly as much as I was hoping for. I really appreciated the depth to the characters Higgins created and the battle she’s made between the angels and demons, but overall, not a whole lot happened in this book to further the plot. Certain parts of the book were dragged on a little too long for my liking. Therefore, I can definitely say that this first book was all set up for whats to come. I can only hope that it proves better for Kaidan and Anna’s relationship and maybe a little more action? I’ve already started reading book two and am liking it thus far. Fingers crossed I get to see some progress in Anna’s relationship with Kai!!

I would definitely recommend Sweet Evil to any fan of Young Adult Paranormal Romance!

Buy Sweet Evil on Amazon here!