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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Clockwork Princess Teaser Blog Tour: Stop #1

The countdown has begun! With only a week left until Clockwork Princess is released, Simon & Schuster are celebrating with a Clockwork Princess Teaser Blog Tour. I'm thrilled to be kicking off this week long tour. Today's stop features two new teasers from Clockwork Princess along with two fabulous illustrations from one of our favorite TMI artist, Cassandra Jean, and an amazing prize pack to giveaway to one lucky winner!

Teaser Illustration and Quote #1

“Will urged the horse toward the stable doors and, bending his head against the wind, galloped out into the night.”

Teaser Illustration and Quote #2

“Woolsey threw himself into a flower-patterned armchair while Magnus moved toward the fireplace and leaned against the mantel, the very picture of a young gentleman at leisure.”

First off, aw Will! Who needs a Knight in Shining Armor when you can have Will!
Second, I love the Magnus and Woolsey teaser. I'm wondering if we're going to be seeing Woolsey in the Bane Chronicles.

What do you guys think? I love Cassandra Jean's drawings! 

About Clockwork Princess

Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

About The Infernal Devices Series
Set in the Victorian London underworld, in the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunters are barely winning against the forces of evil.

Visit the official sites
Visit The Infernal Devices Official Site
Like The Infernal Devices on Facebook
Visit Cassandra Clare’s Official Site

Twitter & Facebook
You can follow Cassie and Simon & Schuster on Twitter at @CassieClare or @SimonTeen 
Check out The Infernal Devices Series on Facebook: TheInfernalDevicesSeries 

About the Author
Cassandra Clare is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. Her books have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

The Giveaway:
Thank you to Simon & Schuster I have an amazing Clockwork Princess prize to giveaway to one lucky tour follower! This prize pack includes:
·         Copy of Clockwork Princess
·         Limited Edition The Infernal Devices Bookmark

All prizing provided by Simon & Schuster
Giveaway open to US addresses only

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Follow the Clockwork Princess Teaser Tour:
March 11thMundie Moms
March 12thNovel Novice
March 13th: Good Choice Reading
March 14thKatie's Book Blog
March 15thThe Story Siren

Clockwork Prince Read Along Day #20: Chapter 19

Only 8 more days till Clockwork Princess is out!

Welcome to Day 20 of the Clockwork Prince Read Along. You can follow the entire read-a-long and find each of the day's posts here. Remember there's no right or wrong way to participate. Your comments can be as long or a short as you'd like them to be. You can answer 1 or each of the questions asked, it's totally up to you, BUT, in order to be entered into the CP giveaway (which you also had to sign up to win), you do need to be actively participating in the read-a-long. 

Today's discussion is about: Chapter 19
  • Why do you think Mortmain wants Tessa? Could there be more about her that we don't know? Do you think he wants to use her as some sort of weapon against the Shadowhunters?
  • I knew it! I knew there were Demon Pox! I couldn't help but laugh at Will's reaction of Demon Pox. Do you think their plan on blackmailing Benedict is going to work? 
  • I loved seeing Will so giddy and more carefree than we've seen him before. If you were Tessa, who would you choose? Jem, Will or would you decide on not choosing either?
  • I loved that Sophie and Tessa talked, and resolved the issue from last chapter. Do you think Sophie will have a chance at a real relationship?
Please DO NOT POST SPOILERS. There's some fans who are joining the read-a-long who are reading Clockwork Prince for the first time. 

Blog Tour (Book Review / Giveaway) : Wait For You by J. Lynn

I'm thrilled to be the next stop in the Wait for You blog tour, J. Lynn's newest New Adult release. This is one of those books that I've found myself reading, and then re-reading it again not long after I first read it. I'm excited I finally get to share my review with you. Let me just throw out a little caution. This is a New Adult book. It is NOT a YA book. Normally all of our NA and Adult book reviews are found HERE (this site is not intended for those under 18), but with so many older YA fans who love Jennifer Armentrout's books, I had to share my review on here as well. 

Here's a little bit about the book. 

By: J.Lynn
Released on: March 5th, 2013
5 Stars: I LOVED It!
Source: ebook from the author to review / bought
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…


For the love of all things Cam, this book deserves more than 5 stars!

J. Lynn has done it again. She's written another fabulous story and given me another character of hers to fall in love with. Let me back up and say, I'm not a huge New Adult fan. I've not been impressed with really any of the books I've read so far, but this book totally blew me away. Not that I was surprised by that, because I love Jennifer/J. Lynn's writing style. She has this knack for writing these incredible relatable characters and well when it comes to her Adult and New Adult books, incredibly hot character chemistry. What I was not excepting to find in Wait For You was Cam! This is one character that I wish could walk right out of the pages, and not for all the reasons you're thinking *coughs* He really is the kind of guy you wish you had as a friend, and well something more. I loved him for how he treats Avery. 

Avery is a character that intrigued me. She is so broken, and it's heartbreaking to see her try to pick up the pieces and carry on, but she does. In the beginning it was obvious that something horrible happened to her, to make her act the way she does. Okay, really horrible doesn't even begin to describe what she dwelt with. The more the story went on, the more I wanted to get to know her, and find out what happened. I wanted to try and help her. Seriously, this girl needed someone to give her what she's never really had, love, companionship and someone to rely on. Enter Cam, the say it how it is, hot soccer star that everyone and their friend drools over. Cam isn't just hot body and no brain. This guy is in a league all his own. Like me, he too was on a mission to get to know Avery, but on a much different level. 

When it comes to Cam and Avery, that just say these two have some serious hot character chemistry. They can both dish it to each other, and really get each other going.  I loved how stubborn, and feisty Avery is, especially when it comes to Cam. She has her guard up, and with good reason, but man, Cam sure knows how to make her slowly but surly put it down, at least for him. The thing I had an issue with is even after things happen between Cam and Avery, she still does something that to me, really irked me. Like it made me not like her character that much and I started to get really annoyed with to the point I kept reading the book because of Cam. But, something happens, and Avery finally grows up. She realizes a few things, that I won't say for the sake of spoilers, but she surprised when she finally took action and saw her errors. It's during this time I realized what a relatable character she is, and I couldn't help but like her a bit more.

For the love of everything that's Cam! I rarely fan girl in my reviews, but I am going to fan girl over Cam's character, because he is my new favorite Jennifer/J. Lynn character. Those that know me, know that I'm not saying that lightly. I loved that Cam was a whole lot more than hotness on two legs. He is smart, he's honest, he doesn't sugar coat anything, and he goes after what he wants. He's also so stinkin' sweet, and respectable. Like, really, really respectable, and I couldn't help but fall in love with him. He treats Avery in such a way that not only had her and her friend's sighing, it left me sighing. Did I mention he bakes and can cook? I think I've started liking eggs again.... if you've read the book you'll know what I'm talking about. 

Cam is the kind of guy who patiently waits for the right moment to break down all of a Avery's barriers while slowly but surely sweeping her off her feet at the same time. While he's patiently waiting for her to open up to him, and let him in, he does all these little things that make him apart of Avery's life without making her feel like he's invading her life. Not only does this make her slowly, but surely realize Cam is someone she can rely on, trust and fall in love with, but it's exactly what Avery needed. See was I mean!?! Cam is that guy! That guy you wish you had at some point in your life, or you have now and hold onto him for dear life, because everything he does is for his girl. 

Now that I've rambled on about this book, let just say there are some fabulously written characters in this book who made me laugh, not that silent laugh, but a snort laugh and a loud laugh. Cam and Avery have some amazing friends and I loved feeling like I was getting a peek into their lives while reading Wait For You! This is one of those books that has it all. Friendships, love, hot character chemistry, plenty of humor, sweet moments, heart breaking moments, and moments that will leave you sighing. This book is so much more than just the hot chemistry and well yes the few sex scenes, which I will say were tastefully written. This book has it all, and it's one I'd recommend to mature readers who are looking for something outside of the YA shelves. 

The Giveaway:
Thank you to the J. Lynn, each blog on the tour will be giving away one of these:

This turtle plays an important role in the book, and each blog stop is giving one away. To enter, please fill out the form below:

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Wait for You released early and is already at #1 on Barnes & Noble & #10 on Amazon! 

Here's what some early readers had to say about WAIT FOR YOU:

J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. 

You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

The Mortal Instruments Movie Monday #15: The Mortal Instruments Movie Merchandise

Welcome to this week's edition of The Mortal Instruments Movie Monday! Today's post features all the TMI movie merchandise info that I could find right now. Let me just say, I'll take one of each please. Check out all the sweet Shadowhunter merchandise coming out this summer!


Looking to decorate your room, office, and library in all-things Shadowhunters? This June (1st) you can! In anticipation of the upcoming release The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Trend International is releasing both a standard size and mini movie calendar! These 2014 calendars measure 11.5 x 11.5  and the mini wall calendar measures 7 x 7 inches.
Pre-order the wall calendar from Barnes and Noble \ the mini wall calendar from Barnes and Noble

The Mortal Instruments Companion: City of Bones, Shadowhunters, and the Sight: The Unauthorized Guide (June 18, 2013)

The Mortal Instruments Companion, a must-read guide to the wildly popular Mortal Instruments series, is a terrific gift for the millions of fans both young and old—especially with the Sony Pictures film version of City of Bones, the first book in the series, hitting theaters in August 2013.
Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion and The Hunger Games Companion, the book takes fans deeper into the world of the Shadowhunters created by Cassandra Clare—a gritty urban fantasy world full of demon hunters into which Clary Fray, a Brooklynite previously unaware of the magical world, is suddenly and inexplicably pulled.
The Mortal Instruments Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all six books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series’ major themes and features—from the nature of evil and the Downworlders, to the power of the Sight, to the Mortal Instruments themselves. It’s everything fans have been hungering for since the very first book! This book is not authorized by Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, or anyone involved in the City of Bones movie.
Pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Official Illustrated Movie Companion (July 9, 2013)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie with this official companion book. This fan favorite features full-color photos from the set, designers’ sketches, interviews with the cast and crew, and more! From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions to the director’s vision, this definitive book is a must-have for fans of the blockbuster film!
Pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Official Movie Tie-In Novel (July 9, 2013)

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.
Enter the world of the Shadowhunters in this special edition of the New York Times bestselling City of Bones, complete with gorgeous cover art from the movie.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
Pre-order from: Amazon

Shadowhunter’s Guide (July 9, 2013)

Delve deep into the world of the Shadowhunters with this ultimate guide that’s based on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie. This comprehensive book features full-color photographic portraits and profiles of the film characters, quotes from the script, detailed information on downworlders, Shadowhunters, the Clave, and more. Fans of the movie won’t want to miss this must-have guide to the realm of the blockbuster City of Bones movie.
Pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Mini Kit (July 30, 2013)

Mini Kit licensed with the upcoming film including an angelic rune pendant, ten temporary rune tattoos, magnets, and mini book.

Pre-order from: Amazon

In addition to what's listed above, here's what else will be coming soon
Global licensees for film include Simon and Schuster for English-language movie tie-in books; Pyramid Posters for posters, wall décor, stickers, tattoos and other impulse items for the EU, Australia and New Zealand; Laurelle Perfumes will launch two fragrances internationally, excluding the U.S. and Canada; and Sunset International/Bioworld for nightwear, underwear, outerwear and accessories for the U.S., as well as Alchemy-branded jewelry for the EU, Australia and New Zealand.

U.S.-based licensees include:
  • Tripp NYC for a Tripp for Mortal Instruments clothing line featuring men’s and women’s jeans, tops, jackets and dresses to be sold exclusively at Hot Topic;
  • PlayFirst for a time management/action-adventure app;
  • Running Press Book Publishers for mini-kits that hold temporary tattoos, pendants, magnets and quotes and images from the film;
  • Trends International for wall calendars, paper and lenticular posters, bookmarks and stickers;
  • Mead Products for high-end journals and sketchbooks;
  • Leaf Trading Cards for movie trading cards;
  • Rubie’s for costumes, masks and dress up sets;
  • Tonner Doll Company for a limited edition line of collectible fashion dolls; and
  • Underground Toys/Gear 4 Games for notebooks, replicas, tattoo sleeves (U.S. only), magnets, mugs, mobile cases (U.S. only), stickers, temporary tattoos, sketchbooks and buttons for the U.S., Canada, the EU and the U.K.
EMEA-based licensees include:
  • Flash Trash for limited edition jewelry across the EU, Australia and New Zealand;
  • Urban Species for outerwear, apparel and hooded tops for the U.K.;
  • Mantiburi for wall-based room décor and wallpapers for the EU; and KV&G Verlag for posters and calendars in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
 *I'll continue to add to the the list here as more info gets released*

The Bane Chronicles: Snippet

I don't know about you guys, but I'm anxiously awaiting next month's release of of the 1st installment of The Bane Chronicles. A few hours ago Cassie shared this snippet on her tumblr page:

The Bane Chronicles: snippet
“You’re quite wrong, you know. I am the most permanent person,” said Magnus, his voice breathless with laughter and his eyes stung a little by tears, “that you will ever meet. It is only that it never makes any difference.”

Aw, Magnus!