Interview and Giveaway with Rachel Vincent!

Posted 1 March, 2015 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Interviews / 11 Comments



Welcome back to UTC, Rachel! We are extremely excited that you are going back to the Shifters world!

So, without giving too much away, what can you tell us about your new release LION’S SHARE?


LION’S SHARE (Wildcats book 1) is a spinoff of the Shifters series, with one difference. Whereas the original series was urban fantasy, these new books are romances, so while we’ll be reunited with many of the original characters, the focus of the Wildcats books is more of a 60/40 split between relationship and plot, which is the inverse of the Shifters novels. This first book is about Jace and Abby (Faythe’s younger cousin)!


This is a spin off series of your hugely popular Shifter series, what was it like getting back into that world after all this time?


It was like going home again! I just kind of knocked on the door and went back in!


What drew you to writing about shifters, cats in particular, rather than the traditional vampire or werewolf?


I’m a cat person. ;)


When you are sitting down to read, what do your prefer, e-Readers or books?


I still prefer print books, but I will read an ebook if I can only find what I want in electric format.


What was the last book that made you sit back and WOW?


You know, I’m still in love with Holly Black’s Curse Workers series. The world-building was amazing!


Can you share your routine for a typical writing day?


I get up at six and feed/have breakfast with the kids and take them to school, then I get back to work! Okay, sometimes I may take a nap when I get back home. Right now, everything’s a little chaotic. The kids are old enough to want to do everything, but not old enough to drive themselves, so 3-4 days a week, I wind up working at rehearsals or music lessons. That’s fine for rough drafting (the words don’t have to be good; they just have to be on the page) but I’m finding that I need longer uninterrupted periods for revising, because any time I’m pulled out of the world of the work, I backslide trying to get back in.


Is there a book, person, place or thing that inspired you as a writer?


No. Stories inspire me. I love to read and watch movies. Anything with a plot. And I’ve always been driven to tell stories as well.


What’s next for Rachel Vincent?


My next YA is THE STARS NEVER RISE, out from Delacorte on June 9, 2015. After that, MENAGERIE comes out from Mira Books on October 1. And with any luck, I’ll be writing another Wildcats book between deadlines!


Thanks so much for sharing with us today and congrats again on this latest release.


Thank you so much, and thank you for having me!



Lion's Share

Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.

Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.

Jace Hammond has a big problem.

A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.

As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.


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ARC Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

Posted 1 March, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

ARC Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

5 Stars
ARC Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMasterOf Silk and Steam
by Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: 03 March 2015
Genres: Steampunk
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher



“Everything comes to a head in Of Silk and Steam it takes us on a journey full of twists, turns and heart break, you will need to read it to find out if it also ends in triumph! ” ~ Under the Covers

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Posted 27 February, 2015 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

“If you want to dance, dance. There’s no judgment at these things, which makes them pretty awesome.”

She smiles, and then threads her fingers through mine. “Okay, let’s dance, then.”

I don’t bother mentioning that dancing can be extremely sexy when done under the right circumstances—circumstances that usually include alcohol and sexual tension.

At first, Emery is cautious, keeping her distance from me as she rocks her hips to the music. I move with her. I’ve never really been into dancing, but I can rock out to a little garage rock any day. The longer the song goes on, the more into it she gets, until she finally spins around and presses her back against my chest. That’s when the two of us decide to start playing a dangerous game of Want But Can’t Have. A very, very dangerous game that is really fucking tortuous to play yet impossible to give up.

Emery starts grinding her hips to the sultry beat of the song. With each movement, her ass brushes against my cock, making me go rock hard. I grip the curves of her hips and my hands unnecessarily slip underneath the bottom of her shirt. My fingers delve into her soft flesh, and I bite back a moan. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve forgotten just how soft her skin is, how amazing she smells, how incredible she feels against me.

She shivers from my touch and presses closer, rolling her hips and driving my body absolutely mad. She repeats the movement over and over again, until finally, I damn near lose my mind.

Gripping her waist, I spin her around to face me. “I thought you didn’t know how to dance?”



No matter how hard I try, I never seem to be able to escape my family’s world. Their madness controls my life, just like insanity consumes my mind.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s real.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell who I really am. The person everyone sees? Or the one I keep trapped inside?
I wonder which person Ryler sees. Just like I wonder who I can trust.
Wonder. Wonder. Wonder. 
I wonder too much.
I wish I could just find a way to escape it all and finally be free.

I live a double life and sometimes I hate myself for it. Watching Emery fall apart—pretending I don’t care—is killing me inside.
I want to tell her the truth, but I also want a new life.
Want. Want. Want. 
I want too much. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what I really desire.
I wish I could be free from the confusion, free from this life.


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About Jessica Sorensen

Jessica Sorensen

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.



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#RollBackWeek Review: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted 27 February, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

#RollBackWeek Review: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

4 Stars
#RollBackWeek Review: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsIt Had to Be You
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Series: Chicago Stars # 1
Published by Avon
Published on: January 1, 1994
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 376
Narrated by: Anna Fields
Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased


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