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Release Day Launch: Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 16 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Giveaway, Promo, Release Day Party / 0 Comments
Release Day Launch: Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy

We are so thrilled to celebrate the Release of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s LURE! LURE is the first novel in her New Adult Paranormal Romance series The Allure Chronicles! Make sure you grab the prequel novella, SEDUCTION’S KISS, while it is FREE for a limited time!!! There’s danger in the beauty… Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting. I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist. But he did. And I was done waiting. Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures. Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GooglePlay | iTunes | Kobo We stood awkwardly for another moment before I had to break the silence. “It’s been a while.” “Two and a half years.” “I thought about you the past few Halloweens.” “I thought about you more than that. It’s actually pretty humiliating now that I’m standing in the same room with you. I don’t know what I was thinking.” She looked away. “I lied.” “About?” I walked toward her. I had to wipe that regret […]



Review: Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone

Posted 13 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Friends vs. Family by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Check out my review of First Days (The Ghost Bird Series #2) In this installment, Friends vs. Family, we again are following Sang and the boys. In the previous novels, we saw some of what Sang goes through by the hand of her sick mother, but this installment was focused on Sang’s family life. I liked that it was primarily about the things that were going on in that aspect of her life because I had been curious about it after seeing bits and pieces of it in the previous books. Even though this installment focused more on Sang’s home life and not what the Academy boys were doing in the school, it definitely was not lacking in action. Actually, I liked this book the best thus far. There were some heart pounding moments and some scary ones. We also find out some plot-changing things about Sang and her family. I was absolutely glued to the book. I liked that the boys really stepped up to help Sang, even Mr. Blackbourne and Dr. Green. I liked that they were so quick to want to help her. They were especially selfless and overprotective and adorable in this installment. Also, the tension between them all is definitely building and I am excited to see where that leads. Also, I am interested […]


Review: First Days by C.L. Stone

Posted 11 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: First Days by C.L. Stone

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1) Because there are so many books in this series so far, I don’t think that it is necessary to go into detail on the guys and Sang every review, as I don’t think that they will drastically change very much. That being said, I’m going to focus on the plot and stuff with this following reviews. First Days is about exactly what the title suggests: Sang and the boys’ first week at Ashley Waters high school. The boys are on some secret mission to help improve Ashley Waters, but it is obvious that they stand out (with their business casual school clothing) and that they are not wanted, especially by the Principal and Vice Principal. And because they have now taken Sang under their wing, she is being singled out as well. First Days definitely had a lot more action than Introductions. There was a lot of drama with the boys not fitting in and people trying to pick on them and fight them. There were definitely some heart pounding moments, especially during the end of the novel. Sang was really brave and tough in this installment, more so than I got the feeling that she was in book one. It was a pleasant surprise. Although she is extremely naive and sheltered, she is also caring and determined, especially […]


Review: Introductions by C.L. Stone

Posted 9 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 5 Comments
Review: Introductions by C.L. Stone

This is actually the second time that I am reading books one through four—the first time around, I didn’t get the chance to write up reviews for them, so I figured I’d reread them! I loved this book the second time around just as much as I loved it the first time around. This first book basically gives us an introduction to the main character, Sang, and the boys that make up the Academy team that attends her school. There wasn’t too much action in this novel—but we did get a firm understanding of what each of the boys was like, what Sang was like, and it definitely set the stage for book two as the boys start their secret mission at the high school, Ashley Waters. Sang is the female character of the book. Sang has a paranoid mother and a neglectful father, so she hasn’t had much of a normal life so far. One night, she sneaks out and runs into Kota. From that moment on, her life changes for the better. Sang is a really shy character. She hasn’t had much social interaction in her life so she tends to blend into the background with no problem. It was interesting to see her reactions to the boys. She’s a bit secretive because of her selfless nature. I think that she’s definitely going to be a character that […]


Welcoming Rampant Readers’ new co-bloggers!

Posted 7 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Welcoming Rampant Readers’ new co-bloggers!

Hey there! So, I just wanted to quickly introduce the two new co-bloggers on Rampant Readers: Jessi and Jamie!   I’m really excited to have them on board–they’re full of awesomeness! Jessie’s first post will be coming tomorrow and Jamie’s some time in the future. I’m excited to see where we go from here (:  


Mini-Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

Posted 6 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

“Sometimes we expect more that people are capable of giving at the moment.” On the Fence was a cute contemporary read that followed Charlie, a tomboy with three brothers, as she begins to fall for the boy next door, and honorary brother, Braden. This story was the perfect summer read. It was light, romantic, and overall interesting. I loved the relationship between Charlie and her brothers. I liked that Charlie was a tomboy who was just starting to find her inner girly side. She didn’t take crap from anyone, including her brothers. There was a quite a bit of character growth on Charlie’s side, which really set this aside from other contemporary summer reads. At the same time, I liked her relationship with Braden. It was the classic friends-to-lovers romance. I really like these types of relationships because they don’t seem forced and they seem natural. West hit these two factors on the head. Their relationship was genuine. I also really enjoyed Braden’s character. I thought he was a nice book boy. He wasn’t exactly anything extravagant but I liked that he got along with Charlie’s brothers so well. On the Fence was a dazzling novel with a genuine friends-to-lovers romance that I couldn’t put down.  


Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demet..

Posted 4 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I’ll Meet You There was a cute contemporary romance. Josh Mitchell has returned to his hometown after getting injured in the Marines and Skylar is trying with all of her might to get out of their hometown and away to art school. She just has to work through the summer and she’s out—until her mother loses her job and starts spiraling. Suddenly, Skylar has to make the choice of whether to pursue her dreams or to stay. I’ll Meet You There was not only an amazing romance, but also a heartwarming story about a girl struggling to realize her dreams and a boy whose dreams were shattered. This book gave me so many feels, something that hasn’t been happening much with the books I’ve read. Skylar was an amazing female lead. She was compassionate and determined. She wanted to get out of her hometown but was willing to stay in order to help her mother. I really enjoyed Sky’s character because she was real. She had her ups and downs but she didn’t give up. She was friendly and loyal to her friends, her family, and others in her community. And yet, she refused to settle for less than she deserved. Josh was lost. He was angry and sad that his way out of their town had been lost. Josh was a very deep and very layered character—many things from […]


Blog Tour Review: Three Brothers by Nicole William..

Posted 2 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Three Brothers by Nicole Williams

“One of the few grains of wisdom I’d gleaned from my mom before she ended her life the summer I turned thirteen was that there were three types of men: The kind who appealed to our heads—the good guys who were safe, smart picks who’d never hurt us but would never really excite the hell out of us either. The kind who appealed to our hearts—typically the broken, damaged ones we couldn’t help but fall hard and fast for and the ones we yearned to fix. And then there were the kind who appealed to the below-the-belt region. Those were the guys with swagger in their step and a knowing glint in their eyes. They lit our worlds on fire, but like any fire that burned through its tinder, it extinguished as quickly as it had erupted. Mom had also said there was a fourth kind, although they were so rare they were more myth than reality: the kind who appealed to all three parts of a woman. She said if I ever came across one of those, I should tie myself to him so tightly, no matter what storm came, we’d never be ripped apart.” I loved the Lost and Found series as well as all of the Nicole Williams books that I’ve tried so I was very excited to give this one a try, especially because it said that […]